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    Re: For you Thal!--The Steampunk Thread

    Wow, that hat is so cool ^_^

    A friend of mine makes steam punk jewellery, and it was pimped by Cory Doctorow ^_^
    shameless plug for her: http://www.darknouveau.com.au/

    Also, question, can anyone recommend any good steam punk movies? All I've managed to find is Wild Wild West (which I don't like) and Steam Boy (which is AWESOME).

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    Re: For you Thal!--The Steampunk Thread

    this first one has me with my mask down. i am on the far left.
    http://s41.photobucket.com/albums/e3...steampunk1.jpg

    group shot of just the men! i am crouching in the front
    http://s41.photobucket.com/albums/e3...steampunk2.jpg

    third, similar to the second but with old timey brown
    http://s41.photobucket.com/albums/e3...steampunk3.jpg

    i dont own any of these photos, i had to search for them online. which begs the question 'why did you offer if you didnt have them, zach?' well.... cause i get excited first then think after.

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    Re: For you Thal!--The Steampunk Thread

    [quote author=PharaohKatt link=topic=225.msg3828#msg3828 date=1287323473]
    Also, question, can anyone recommend any good steam punk movies? All I've managed to find is Wild Wild West (which I don't like) and Steam Boy (which is AWESOME).
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    I think there are a lot of movies that capture the feel, even if they don't fit the era precisely.

    For instance (and I know a lot of people didn't like it) I think Ven Helsing did a good job capturing part of the feel, personally. All of the great horror icons were Victorian constructs.

    Other movies that I enjoy the aesthetic of, but some people might disagree with me vehemently on.

    The most recent Sherlock Holmes
    Atlantis and Treasure Planet from Disney
    The Prestige
    The Indiana Jones Movies and Hellboy (even though they're too late--diesel punk? )


    I'm big on the sense of adventure, an age where there were still corners of the world unexplored, personally, though. If you really want some good concepts, read!

    Tarzan of the Apes
    Anything by Jules Vern
    H.G Well's Time Machine
    The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (caution with this one, very graphic--I like the movie, too, but I'm be honest, it's darn silly). Better yet, use the references as a reading list.
    The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

    Music I'd recommend:
    Vernian Process
    Abney Park
    Unextraodinary Gentlemen (although their violinist is terrible)
    Dr. Steel
    Rasputina
    Late Romantic classical music--
    Paganini (the man made women swoon when he played, and was said to have sold his soul to the devil for his skills, I have a private fantasy of Paganini with mechanical fingers, in order to play so fast!)
    Schubert
    Donizetti
    Wagner (the source of the stereotype of the chubby singer in the Valkyrie costume)
    Rossini
    Lalo (excellent violin concerto)
    Smetana ( nationalist, look for Ma Vlast [my country])
    Dvorak


    Cutting the list short, there...for now....or else I'll go on all day :

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    Re: For you Thal!--The Steampunk Thread

    Thank you Deseret
    Looks like I have a lot of reading/viewing to do

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    Re: For you Thal!--The Steampunk Thread

    Oh, and before I forget--great costume CT!!!!

    I still need to get it together enough to have a con-worthy outfit. First priority is a decent corset.

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    Re: For you Thal!--The Steampunk Thread

    There was a TV show back in the late 60's or early 70's called "Wild, Wild West." You could say it was pre-steampunk steampunk. The idea of the series was made into a movie staring Will Smith, and the steampunky-ness was brought out a bit more.

    The series on the SciFi channel, Warehouse 13, has a steampunk feel to it sometimes. I think it's a really cool style...
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    Re: For you Thal!--The Steampunk Thread

    Who love steampunk? Me, Me, Me!

    [quote author=CabbageTheif link=topic=225.msg3848#msg3848 date=1287326400]
    this first one has me with my mask down. i am on the far left.
    http://s41.photobucket.com/albums/e3...steampunk1.jpg

    group shot of just the men! i am crouching in the front
    http://s41.photobucket.com/albums/e3...steampunk2.jpg

    third, similar to the second but with old timey brown
    http://s41.photobucket.com/albums/e3...steampunk3.jpg

    i dont own any of these photos, i had to search for them online. which begs the question 'why did you offer if you didnt have them, zach?' well.... cause i get excited first then think after.
    [/quote]

    Awesome pics, CT! I was so close to going to one this summer too.....if I remember correctly you are in Canada? Was that at the Victoria convention this summer??
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    Re: For you Thal!--The Steampunk Thread

    [quote author=cesara link=topic=225.msg4378#msg4378 date=1287430564]

    Awesome pics, CT! I was so close to going to one this summer too.....if I remember correctly you are in Canada? Was that at the Victoria convention this summer??
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    as a matter of fact, no. i am in america, not canada. the convention was Otakon, known as an anime convention and the largest of its kind on the east coast. but... steampunk is slowly taking it over >

    also, for a list of things to read check out Girl Genius. it is a webcomic, and the style and feel of it is amazing... the initial story can be a little confusing because they give no warning, no explenation. they just start the story as if sparks, clanks, and other terms are just everyday words (they get explained IN CONTEXT as the story progresses). i like a story like that over something which opens with a narrator going "in this world there are things. these things are important to the setting, and are central to the plot. related in some fashion to these things is this main character, who feels strong feelings about such things (whether positive or negatively so). "

    anywho, linky: http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20021104

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    Re: For you Thal!--The Steampunk Thread

    I think, once I have my basic CW wardrobe settled, I'm going to move on to Neo-Victorian, and make it steampunkable.
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