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Aseries
05-11-2011, 04:27 PM
Has anyone here discovered the Steampunk genre or lifestyle? I found out about it when I purchased and played the TPS DAMNATION on the Steam site last year. I have since found lots of literature, art and what appear to be ex-Goths who like to dress up with leather, bustiers, goggles and bizarre gadgets. I discovered it has been around but I didn't know it had a name. Jules Verne is a good example because the main setting tends to be the Victorian era and features evil geniuses using all sorts of steam powered complicated weapons and machinery, super heroes and sometimes alternate existences and time travel. I believe the Dino De Laurentiis DUNE film could be Steampunk.

Danny252
05-11-2011, 07:27 PM
Did someone mention Steampunk?

http://sydneypadua.com/2dgoggles/lovelace-the-origin-2/

Demiath
05-11-2011, 08:12 PM
Has anyone not heard of Steampunk (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_steampunk_works)? Vacuum cleaners, on the other hand, now that's a weird new thing which I'm not sure will ever catch on...

westyfield
05-11-2011, 11:25 PM
Has anyone not heard of Steampunk (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_steampunk_works)? Vacuum cleaners, on the other hand, now that's a weird new thing which I'm not sure will ever catch on...

I doubt they will. Frankly, they suck.

Hensler
05-11-2011, 11:52 PM
I doubt they will. Frankly, they suck.

It's in my nature to abhor them...

soldant
06-11-2011, 12:05 AM
Vacuum cleaners, on the other hand, now that's a weird new thing which I'm not sure will ever catch on...
Get out of here, heretic, and take your technohorror machine with you!

Anthile
06-11-2011, 12:29 AM
It's in my nature to abhor them...

Sir, are you a cat?

SirKicksalot
06-11-2011, 04:12 AM
Rise of Legends had some amazing steampunk designs.

Questionable
06-11-2011, 07:57 AM
Did someone mention Steampunk?

http://sydneypadua.com/2dgoggles/lovelace-the-origin-2/

That comic is great. I discovered steampunk (mainly as a litterary genre) two years ago, and became hopelessly infatuated.

I recommend http://www.steampunkmagazine.com/ for anyone interested in the culture; the magazine has a heavy leftist-anarchist political slant, which means they undermine the capitalist machine by letting you download the mag for free. If the politics don't put you off, they publish short fiction, historical essays, steampunk fashion tips and (my favourite) do-it-yourself mad scientist projects. I'm about to start teaching myself electrolytic etching!
(http://www.steampunkmagazine.com/)

Fumarole
06-11-2011, 02:59 PM
No mention of Arcanum yet? Huh.

DrSlek
10-11-2011, 02:13 AM
I've recently begun playing Arcanum again as an evil Half-ogre mage.
I really only ever completed the game before as a good dwarf tech sniper guy. I simply could never resist dwarf bro-ing it up with Magnus Shalefist and enjoying the splendid feeling of obliterating all enemies with the looking glass rifle.

torgen
20-11-2011, 03:15 AM
www.girlgeniusonline.com :D

squirrel
20-11-2011, 04:05 AM
Let's popularize analog computers and play games on it!!

Seriously, I heard that as late as during the Vietnam War the USAF was still using them on board of the bombers for targeting.

torgen
20-11-2011, 05:49 AM
analog computers don't melt when hit with the EMP from a nuclear blast :)

Vicious
17-01-2012, 01:34 PM
Is there a report posts button somewhere?

drawlien
17-01-2012, 01:39 PM
It's on the bottom left of the post.

metalangel
17-01-2012, 01:42 PM
What the hell was I searching for when I found this (http://www.blogcdn.com/www.comicsalliance.com/media/2011/01/sppcoverlowerqual.jpg)?

Unaco
17-01-2012, 01:52 PM
I'll just leave THIS (http://www.vice.com/vice/dnd/3588) here. NSFW, probably.