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The Steampunk Empire - The Crossroads of the Aether

The Steampunk Empire - The Crossroads of the Aether
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Beyond Victoriana | A Multicultural Perspective on Steampunk The Steampunk Workshop Maison en papier Voilà deux petites maisons en papier assez simples à monter et qui possèdent même un template blanc à décorer soi-même. Cliquez sur l’image pour télécharger le fichier au format pdf. Il ne vous reste plus qu’à l’imprimer, le découper et le coller pour arriver à ce résultat. Pour télécharger la version vierge à dessiner vous-même, cliquez ici.On doit ces jolies maisons à Anna Torborg Une fois que vous vous serez fait la main sur ces petites maisons, vous pourrez attaquer le château de la belle au bois dormant.

Aliette de Bodard » Blog Archive » Aztec steampunk So, I’ve recently noticed I started writing Aztec steampunk (“Memories in Bronze, Feathers and Blood”, up at Beneath Ceaseless Skies, “Age of Miracles, Age of Wonders” forthcoming in Interzone, and “Prayers of Forges and Furnaces”, which I haven’t sold yet). I’ve had several people mentioning how it’s a bit odd to be mixing Aztecs with the steampunk aesthetic, and that set me wondering about where I was coming from when I was writing that kind of stuff. Insofar as I can express it, it goes like this. Those steampunk stories I’ve read (and I’ll say right here and now that I haven’t read that many of them and don’t consider myself a steampunk expert, not by a large margin) derive a strong appeal as sensaofwunda stories with a retro feel: you have goggles and all sort of tech from dirigibles to odd-shaped machines involving steam and brass; there are explorers and archaelogists, wealthy spinsters and anarchists, mechanical men and proto-computers. I’m not criticising.

Brass Goggles Posted by proteus on December 23rd,2013 Two things I love in one photo: [via Brian Kesinger’s Tea Girls] Posted by proteus on October 17th,2013 A Steampunk Badminton tournament sounds like a fantastic idea. Posted by proteus on October 11th,2013 Our Forum User “Bolt Face” brings this lovely coverage of a Steampunk Coffee House from The Chive: Image from The Chive Many more images in the original article, and a discussion here on our forums. This clock may not be exactly “steampunk”, but it certainly tickles the dials-and-knobs delight! [Via Boing Boing] Posted by proteus on October 8th,2013 Described as inspired by Steampunk and Warhammer-like games, Diesel Tactics looks like an interesting project that’s still in development. Posted by proteus on February 28th,2013 Hand made from savaged Arbutus, Western Red Cedar, and Black Walnut, these articulated Steamy Icarus wings are a beautiful handmade addition to any dirigible captain’s safety gear: And they’re not just static decoration, either: (more…)

The Top 10 Most Beautiful Castles The Top 10 Most Beautiful Castles Has it been your dream to discover some fairy-tale-come-true destinations? After exploring these enchanting castles you'll be sure to live happily ever after! 10. Osaka Castle, Japan Source: The central castle building is five stories on the outside and eight stories on the inside and built atop a tall stone foundation to protect its occupants from attackers. 9. Source: Frederiksborg Castle is a palace in Hillerød, north of Copenhagen. 8. Source: First record of a castle on this site dates back to the early 13th century where it served as a residence for Earls and Dukes of Sutherland, Scotland. 7. Source: Kylemore Castle was built as a private home for the family of Mitchell Henry, a wealthy doctor from London. 6. 5. Source: Windsor Castle is located in Berkshire, England and is residence to the British royal family. 4. 3. 2. 1.

Steam Garden: Tokyo, Japan steampunk party at Christon Cafe Shinjuku. Japanese cosplay fashion event. | LA CARMINA. Japanese Street Fashion The concept of Steampunk is only beginning to gain recognition in Japan, even though there have been many works that incorporate the aesthetic, such as Katsuhiro Otomo’s anime film Steamboy. My Tokyo-based friends Kenny Creation and Luke Chaos have been passionate about Steampunk for some time, and last year, they founded the event Steam Garden. (Photo above by Aki Saito) On March 10th, I went to their fourth event, themed “Celtic Fantasy.” Each event has a different theme, revolving around a past era. This time, the code word was Celtic Fantasy. Kenny Creation DJ-ed possibly the most original set I’ve ever heard… it was exclusively bagpipe music! In between sets, there were mesmerizing performances by motion capture and stunt performer Kaori Kawabuchi (Final Fantasy 13), live music on a variety of period instruments from medieval group Homonculus… … steamcore music and tribal fire dance from Chaos Royale VS Lyon. With the dapper “philosopher” of Steam Garden, Luke. And Japanese Lolitas.

Kinetic Steam Works 32372 1607185 entry hall 2 queering steampunk UPDATED: Donate now at to get this off the ground! One of the really wonderful things about Steampunk is that it, more than any other sub-culture, seems to want to teach us things. I have always been very interested in the technology of the 19th Century, it's been a passion since a very young age. this passion is certainly part of what got me interested in Steampunk in the first place. However, as I delved deeper into the history of technology I got really interested in other aspects of how the world changed during the Industrial Revolution. In particular I became interested in the Women's Movement, which began in the late 19th century, feminism, and gender theory. Chasing down this rabbit hole has lead me to books like Marilyn French's Beyond Power, which is currently blowing my mind and has the feel of one of those books that forever changes to way you view the world. And that brings me to the subject of today's post. Cheers! Jake. - сеть для любителей стимпанка Old World, Gothic, and Victorian Interior Design: Old World interior design Featuring Old World, Victorian, gothic, traditional, castle, and row house interiors with exterior pictures of row houses. My style is Old World with a touch of Victorian, gothic, and traditional without antique furniture. Here you will find numerous photos of these things complete with all out Victorian interiors. Below is real Old World. Taken from Ksiaz castle in Poland. Another castle. Row house interior Old World interior design. More real Old World interior from a castle. Tuscan interior is about the same as Old World to me. Below is Sting’s music room. vaporpunko First, introductions via Wikipedia & Vikipedio. While I have encountered manifestations of what is now called Steampunk, the term--the named genre--is new to me. Back in the 1960s I watched the TV series The Wild Wild West, an obvious precursor or example of the genre. (And, a few days ago, I made it halfway through the ineptly executed film The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.) I wrote about the increasing profile of self-referential cultural artifacts in a 1993 essay: Cultural Sophistication and Self-Reference on American Television: Seeds of Hope? Owing to the acceleration of social and cultural change, it becomes obvious how drastically basic social assumptions are different now than from decades past, which has long been a device pursued by TV series, most recently the runaway hit Mad Men. I have already blogged about Andrew Drummond's novel A Hand-Book of Volapük, which is in the neighborhood of steampunk, a genre admired by Drummond.

steampunk defended In my opinion, Stross has at least one valid point, one that doesn't go away by just declaring steampunk to be "cool", like Westerfeld did, or stressing the utopian qualities of the 19th century, like Valtat: It is easily forgotten today that the genre's origins, at least when seen in direct relation to cyberpunk, are dystopian, not utopian, in nature. Steampunk shows a 19th century spun out of control, full of dangerous, unbound technological possibilities and sociological changes that indeed had lots in common with the postmodern worlds of William Gibson, Bruce Sterling and the like. Just like the cyberpunks, authors like Oscar Wilde and Joris-Karl Huysmans turned the old values upside down, declaring technology superior to nature, the illusion preferable to the real. However, the heroes of cyberpunk didn't stop there. Sometimes, steampunk still remembers this. But sometimes, there's just too much coolness.

"It does seem that the SP forums have gone quieter mostly since the moderator of SteamPunk Empire abandoned that popular site." (5/17) by graywyvern Jan 26