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    Steampunk and Associated Aesthetics

    Steampunk is a sub-genre of science fiction, fantasy, alternate history, horror, and speculative fiction that came into prominence during the 1980s and early 1990s.[1] Steampunk involves a setting where steam power is widely used—whether in an alternate history such as Victorian era Britain or "Wild West"-era United States, or in a post-apocalyptic time —that incorporates elements of either science fiction or fantasy. Works of steampunk often feature anachronistic technology, or futuristic innovations as Victorians might have envisioned them, based on a Victorian perspective on fashion, culture, architectural style, and art. This technology includes such fictional machines as those found in the works of H. G. Wells and Jules Verne, or the contemporary authors Philip Pullman, Scott Westerfeld and China Mieville.
    Other examples of steampunk contain alternative history-style presentations of such technology as lighter-than-air airships, analog computers, or such digital mechanical computers as Charles Babbage and Ada Lovelace's Analytical Engine.
    Steampunk also refers to art, fashion, and design that are informed by the aesthetics of Steampunk literature.[2] Various modern utilitarian objects have been modded by individual artisans into a pseudo-Victorian mechanical "steampunk" style, and a number of visual and musical artists have been described as steampunk.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steampunk

    Other subgenres include DieselPunk, Atom Punk, etc but most importantly almost all have a basis in Germanic culture.

    We can all post some cool pics here...

    I'll start us off.






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    The Steam-punk universe is whimsical and improbable. It's like an edgier more "street" version of something Heath Robinson might have come up with.
    Close observation may result in feelings of horror, wonder and awe at world you find yourself inhabiting.

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    This one is called "The Amelia Earhart Navigation System"

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Horned God View Post
    The Steam-punk universe is whimsical and improbable.
    That's sort of the point, really. It's meant to be weird and improbable, a quirky combo of modern techno gadgets and Victorian anachronisms. IMO, steampunk is pretty interesting as a subculture, because it's both science fiction and a nostalgia for the aesthetics of the past. The genre totally embraces the old Victorian aesthetic and rejects the modernist styles. Steampunk was a bit of a try to re-capture the "great dreams and hopes for the future", and the sense of unlimited possibility that once existed in England and her empire (without the aura of doom that is so obviously the sign of our modern world.)

    But yeah, I agree that it's more about style than substance.

    Anyways, OP, here ya go:








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    Alchemy Empire

    http://www.alchemygothic.com/empire/...at=3&Itemid=72

    Some of it is complete tack but it's all made in England

    http://www.alchemygothic.com/empire/...at=2&Itemid=72 -< Really like the Abney Park collection...

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    I like the eclectic style, seems a combination between Victorian, Wild West and gothic/dark. To the ultraconservative though it might be a bit decadent and perhaps even reason enough to send smb to a KZ.




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    People who like that style and own a good computer should play "Bioshock" and the successor, "Bioshock Infinite". I´ve read that they are some of the most artful games of the world.

    "Judge of your natural character by what you do in your dreams" - Ralph Waldo Emerson

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    The missus ordered a load of photos of the artwork from that, the 'amusingly' named rhinoplasty one springs to mind.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Thusnelda View Post
    People who like that style and own a good computer should play "Bioshock" and the successor, "Bioshock Infinite". I´ve read that they are some of the most artful games of the world.
    I would also recommend that they play Bioshock 2

    Best steampunk game out there is without a doubt Arcanum: Of Steamworks and Magick Obscura.

    Please don't confuse the terms "nordid" and "nordic".

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