Steampunk, Dieselpunk, etc.

Discussion in 'The Observation Bar' started by MrBern, Aug 18, 2007.

  1. BegintheBeguine

    BegintheBeguine My Mail is Forwarded Here

    I've always liked the idea, all 20,000 Leagues, Wild Wild West, Time Machine and all that but I find I hate the name. [huh]
     
  2. dhermann1

    dhermann1 I'll Lock Up

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    I can relate. I likewise hate the term "vintage". I wish somebody would come up with something better. Mid Century doesn't do much for me either. Quibble, quibble.
     
  3. Lady Day

    Lady Day I'll Lock Up Bartender

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    I think when you say the name aloud, it means youve commited to a said genera, vintage, punk, indie, emo, etc etc. I know I have a hard time saying 'vinage' too.

    I want to think of myself and my kindred as so cool we dont have a genera.

    We do, we are, just live with it. lol

    LD
     
  4. Quigley Brown

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    Fascinating stuff. I'm am now going to invent a steam-powered camera.lol
     
  5. panamag8or

    panamag8or Practically Family

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    Here is a link to a FL thread, including an appearance by the fellow that created the keyboard. You should see some of his other creations! It also features some cool deco-inspired computer components.

    http://www.thefedoralounge.com/showthread.php?t=15102
     
  6. Story

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  8. Feraud

    Feraud Bartender

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    I have seen Steampunk inspired Star Trek and Star Wars styled props. Cool stuff indeed.
     
  9. Jack Scorpion

    Jack Scorpion One Too Many

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    Steampunk's cool. I've never been a huge fan of Victorian style (blame British authors), so I never paid much closer attention. Theoretical steam technology itself is neat-o, though.

    I'd probably be more partial to the 19th cent. American alternative: Wild Wild West with Will Smith had a steampunk spider and Kevin Kline. Hah. I 've never seen the originals.
     
  10. BegintheBeguine

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    I borrowed the originals on DVD from the library and I own a VHS. Watching Night of the Marionettes now. Doubt I'll see the movie.
     
  11. Kent Allard

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    I prefer the name Kaja Foglio came up with for the genre. She refers to it as "Gaslight Fantasy".
     
  12. BegintheBeguine

    BegintheBeguine My Mail is Forwarded Here

    Oh, I like that name, too. Thanks, Kent Allard.
     
  13. A. G. Geiger

    A. G. Geiger New in Town

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    The audio equipment that my company manufactures is not quite steampunk. It is more 1936 futuristic. Here's some pictures:
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  14. Tony in Tarzana

    Tony in Tarzana My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    That is absolutely gorgeous, A.G.! I want some!
     
  15. A. G. Geiger

    A. G. Geiger New in Town

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    Thanks. The green lights are old WWII magic eye tubes.
     
  16. imoldfashioned

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    Take a look at this "half google" someone made. The more I investigate the Steampunk community the more I love the creativity I find there.

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  17. Feraud

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    This reminds me of the gadgets Johnny Depp used in Sleepy Hollow.
     
  18. BeBopBaby

    BeBopBaby One Too Many

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    dhermann1 - If you ever get the chance, read the League of Extraordinary Gentleman comic book that the movie is based on. It's way better. I'm not even a comic book fan (The League and Sock Monkey are the only two comics I've ever really enjoyed), but I still like it very much.
     
  19. J. M. Stovall

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    Now that's a Dieselpunk esthetic! Those are great! I wish I could have a computer with that look!

     

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