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Transcript: December 2nd, 2012—Fantasy and Steampunk

LuciusVoltaic Luke Bretscher
So much this. @vonslatt: But at the very least please make the gasbag big enough to actually lift your ship. #steampunkchat
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Lee Ann Farruga
CountessaLenora Lee Ann Farruga
Goodnight everyone! #steampunkchat
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HUMANWINE
HUMANWINE HUMANWINE
“@vonslatt: But at the very least please make the gasbag big enough to actually lift your ship. #steampunkchat”.#OccupySteamPunk
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M. Gabriel Colbaugh
MarshallGabe M. Gabriel Colbaugh
Take care everyone! #steampunkchat
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Jaymee Goh
jhameia Jaymee Goh
Good night, folks! Have a happy weekend! #steampunkchat
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Siri Paulson
Siri_Paulson Siri Paulson
#steampunkchat Thanks for a wonderful chat, as always!@jhameia @mattdelman
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Jaymee Goh
jhameia Jaymee Goh
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@CountessaLenora @MarshallGabe @Siri_Paulson I shall attempt to watch it in time for next weekend, then! Bowiiee… #steampunkchat
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Lee Ann Farruga
CountessaLenora Lee Ann Farruga
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@jhameia The Prestige. You must see it! #steampunkchat
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M. Gabriel Colbaugh
MarshallGabe M. Gabriel Colbaugh
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@jhameia @CountessaLenora Bowie plays Tesla in the Prestige. #steampunkchat
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Siri Paulson
Siri_Paulson Siri Paulson
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@jhameia You haven’t seen The Prestige? Tsk! #steampunkchat
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Jaymee Goh
jhameia Jaymee Goh
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@CountessaLenora Is this in a movie somewhere? Please tell me it is. But if not, I love you so much for suggesting that. #steampunkchat
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Siri Paulson
Siri_Paulson Siri Paulson
Yes! RT @jhameia: @vonslatt Bad science is NOT fantasy! Good magic is watertight just like continually tested science. #steampunkchat
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Lee Ann Farruga
CountessaLenora Lee Ann Farruga
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@jhameia Only if we get to talk about David Bowie as Tesla. #steampunkchat
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Jaymee Goh
jhameia Jaymee Goh
Next week: More And More Electricity! Bring your knowledge of lightning, electricity, Tesla, and Edison to the table! #steampunkchat
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Jake von Slatt
vonslatt Jake von Slatt
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@jhameia Hmm, perhaps I don’t equate magic and fantasy then! 🙂 #steampunkchat
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Jenny Schwartz
Jenny_Schwartz Jenny Schwartz
Fab #steampunkchat Thx everyone! Let me know if you write an Atlantis story…will buy!
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Lee Ann Farruga
CountessaLenora Lee Ann Farruga
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@jhameia This was a fun one. Lots of great imagination tonight!#steampunkchat
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M. Gabriel Colbaugh
MarshallGabe M. Gabriel Colbaugh
Thank you once again to @jhameia and @mattdelman for hosting tonight. And to the rest for great covnersation. #steampunkchat
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Jaymee Goh
jhameia Jaymee Goh
Thanks, all, for another super session, and for all the cool ideas popping out here <3 #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Lee Ann Farruga CountessaLenora Lee Ann Farruga @ @vonslatt People are getting lazy at doing their research. #steampunkchat 2 hours ago The Artificer artificer13 The Artificer @ @vonslatt LOL, you mean a bag exactly the same size as an oak and iron vessel won’t have the lifting power? #NeedMoarCavorite #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Jaymee Goh jhameia Jaymee Goh Gentlefolk, we are coming to the end of the hour! Feel free to carry on and chat but this is the end of the official session! #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Jaymee Goh jhameia Jaymee Goh @ @vonslatt Bad science is NOT fantasy! Good magic is watertight just like continually tested science. #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Jake von Slatt vonslatt Jake von Slatt But at the very least please make the gasbag big enough to actually lift your ship. #steampunkchat 2 hours ago The Artificer artificer13 The Artificer @ @Jenny_Schwartz It’s always noon somewhere. #justsaying #steampunkchat 2 hours ago M. Gabriel Colbaugh MarshallGabe M. Gabriel Colbaugh @ @jhameia Guess I need to submit my story to my Editor *Looks at @mattdelman* #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Jaymee Goh jhameia Jaymee Goh @ @ephemera07 Someone already mentioned that way earlier in the chat =) #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Jake von Slatt vonslatt Jake von Slatt Honestly, science in most steampunk stories is so bad it’s all fantasy. I want some SP with rivets, as they use to say of SF. #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Jenny Schwartz Jenny_Schwartz Jenny Schwartz @ @artificer13 LOL now that could be. Too early in day for that soln here in Aus. Shame #steampunkchat 2 hours ago M. Gabriel Colbaugh MarshallGabe M. Gabriel Colbaugh RT @mattdelman: The blending of Steampunk and Fantasy is something that should be done more often. #steampunkchat 2 hours ago E. Phemera ephemera07 E. Phemera Not s-punk, but fab: the Temeraire bk series. Napoleonic War era. RT @AirshipEmbassy: Steampunk dragons wld be a lot of fun #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Jaymee Goh jhameia Jaymee Goh @ @MarshallGabe Sewer gators, I think would be very steampunk! #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Delilah S. Dawson DelilahSDawson Delilah S. Dawson w00t, sir! RT @mattdelman: The blending of #Steampunk and Fantasy is something that should be done more often.#steampunkchat 2 hours ago The Artificer artificer13 The Artificer @ @Jenny_Schwartz mild application of alcoholic beverages? #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Siri Paulson Siri_Paulson Siri Paulson Hear, hear! RT @mattdelman: The blending of #Steampunk and Fantasy is something that should be done more often.#steampunkchat 3 hours ago Jaymee Goh jhameia Jaymee Goh @ @CountessaLenora ”And don’t piss off the Octopus Lady!” #steampunkchat 3 hours ago Lee Ann Farruga CountessaLenora Lee Ann Farruga @ Agreed! RT @mattdelman: The blending of Steampunk and Fantasy is something that should be done more often.#steampunkchat 3 hours ago M. Gabriel Colbaugh MarshallGabe M. Gabriel Colbaugh @ @Siri_Paulson I did write one short story. Though it involved dragon like sewer gators #steampunkchat 3 hours ago Jenny Schwartz Jenny_Schwartz Jenny Schwartz How do other people come up with brilliant lines so fast? Bows to your brilliance #steampunkchat 3 hours ago Matthew Delman mattdelman Matthew Delman The blending of Steampunk and Fantasy is something that should be done more often. #steampunkchat 3 hours ago Siri Paulson Siri_Paulson Siri Paulson @ @MarshallGabe It sounds like it would be seriously epic. Which I guess is the point. 😉 #steampunkchat 3 hours ago The Artificer artificer13 The Artificer @ RT +1 @mattdelman @jhameia *dies* @Jenny_Schwartz#steampunkchat 3 hours ago M. Gabriel Colbaugh MarshallGabe M. Gabriel Colbaugh I will mention again The Prestige as a great movie blending Science and Magic. And David Bowie as Tesla. #steampunkchat 3 hours ago Lee Ann Farruga CountessaLenora Lee Ann Farruga On the water theme…. “Come one, Come all to the greatest show on Atlantis!” #steampunkchat 3 hours ago Jenny Schwartz Jenny_Schwartz Jenny Schwartz RT @jmarshallca: “In a world of new technology, man shall rise as the new gods.” #SteampunkHighFantasy #steampunkchat 3 hours ago Jaymee Goh jhameia Jaymee Goh A’ight, people, 2 minutes until we finish this weekend’s chat! Any last points to raise? #steampunkchat 3 hours ago John Marshall jmarshallca John Marshall “In a world of new technology, man shall rise as the new gods.”#SteampunkHighFantasy #steampunkchat 3 hours ago The Artificer artificer13 The Artificer @ @AirshipEmbassy And, it should hurt like hell. Take THAT, slow PPL in line at the grocers, or TSA agents. #justsaying #steampunkchat 3 hours ago M. Gabriel Colbaugh MarshallGabe M. Gabriel Colbaugh @ @vonslatt Personally, my favorite type of Steampunk. #steampunkchat 3 hours ago Matthew Delman mattdelman Matthew Delman @ @jhameia *dies* #steampunkchat 3 hours ago Kevin Steil AirshipEmbassy Kevin Steil @ @artificer13 Lightning from your hands? Sounds like a steampunk weapon if ever there was one! #steampunkchat 3 hours ago Lee Ann Farruga CountessaLenora Lee Ann Farruga @ @jhameia Or their behind…if they were running away ; ) #steampunkchat 3 hours ago Siri Paulson Siri_Paulson Siri Paulson @ @CountessaLenora @jhameia Anne McCaffrey had mini-dragons called fire lizards. Not clockwork, alas. #steampunkchat 3 hours ago Jake von Slatt vonslatt Jake von Slatt By ” new steampunk” I mean not distopian Jeter/Gibson/Sterling stuff. Optimistic airship steampunk. #Steampunkchat 3 hours ago Jaymee Goh jhameia Jaymee Goh @ @Jenny_Schwartz I’m sorry, all I can think of is porn right now, with a title that has to have “With Steam”. #steampunkchat 3 hours ago M. Gabriel Colbaugh MarshallGabe M. Gabriel Colbaugh @ @Siri_Paulson Oh lord! Guess I do have the setting. Just need to actually write in it. #steampunkchat 3 hours ago The Artificer artificer13 The Artificer @ @DelilahSDawson Probably some of both. Lots of idea-churn@jhameia #steampunkchat 3 hours ago Von Malcolm VonMalcolm Von Malcolm @ @CountessaLenora -And Airships trying to take him down. PS Steampunk newbie here, extremely so! #steampunkchat 3 hours ago Jaymee Goh jhameia Jaymee Goh @ @CountessaLenora And if someone pissed you off, you’d sic your dragon on them to burn their whiskers off! #steampunkchat 3 hours ago Jaymee Goh jhameia Jaymee Goh @ @vonslatt LOL “new steampunk” You mean we lost our shininess already?! Say it ain’t so! #steampunkchat 3 hours ago Siri Paulson Siri_Paulson Siri Paulson @ @MarshallGabe DO IT! DO IT! That sounds amazing. #steampunkchat 3 hours ago The Artificer artificer13 The Artificer @ @Jenny_Schwartz Just so long as I can shoot lightening out of my hands at people, I’m good. @MarshallGabe @jhameia #steampunkchat 3 hours ago Jaymee Goh jhameia Jaymee Goh @ @DelilahSDawson Just came up in the course of the conversation =) We bring the cool in here. #steampunkchat 3 hours ago M. Gabriel Colbaugh MarshallGabe M. Gabriel Colbaugh @ @jhameia Was written by Twain, so right time frame for it. Definitely steam engine influence. Very well could. #steampunkchat 3 hours ago Delilah S. Dawson DelilahSDawson Delilah S. Dawson @ @jhameia @artificer13 Are these things folks are currently working on, or just brainstorming? Love it all! #steampunkchat #steampunkchat 3 hours ago Jake von Slatt vonslatt Jake von Slatt Oh! Bob Shaw’s The Ragged Astronauts. It’s almost not fantasy, the science is so good. It’s “new steampunk.”#Steampunkchat 3 hours ago Lee Ann Farruga CountessaLenora Lee Ann Farruga @ @AirshipEmbassy I want a little one that sits on my shoulder like a parrot…yes…airship pirate with clockwork dragon #steampunkchat 3 hours ago Jaymee Goh jhameia Jaymee Goh @ @MarshallGabe I’d forgotten about Connecticut Yankee… might that even count as proto-steampunk, ala Verne/Wells? #steampunkchat 3 hours ago Jenny Schwartz Jenny_Schwartz Jenny Schwartz Love it! RT @MarshallGabe: @jhameia ”Some call magic a form of science. Now the two must learn to work together,” #steampunkchat 3 hours ago M. Gabriel Colbaugh MarshallGabe M. Gabriel Colbaugh @ @jhameia ”Some call magic a form of science. Now the two must learn to work together,” #steampunkchat 3 hours ago Jaymee Goh jhameia Jaymee Goh @ @DelilahSDawson A whole hour of awesome, alas. Covered LOTR, Atlantis, Little Mermaid, and King Arthur. #steampunkchat 3 hours ago The Artificer artificer13 The Artificer @ @DelilahSDawson 52 min. worth. 😉 #steampunkchat 3 hours ago Kevin Steil AirshipEmbassy Kevin Steil Steampunk dragons would be a lot of fun #steampunkchat 3 hours ago M. Gabriel Colbaugh MarshallGabe M. Gabriel Colbaugh @ @Siri_Paulson @mattdelman Variance on Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court? Brings the Steam Engine? #steampunkchat 3 hours ago Delilah S. Dawson DelilahSDawson Delilah S. Dawson Oh, man! So deep in revisions I almost forgot about #steampunkchat! What did I miss? 3 hours ago Jaymee Goh jhameia Jaymee Goh If YOU were to write a steampunk high fantasy story, what would its one-line blurb be? #steampunkchat 3 hours ago Matthew Delman mattdelman Matthew Delman @ @MarshallGabe That could be interesting. Merlin as a quirky scientist/inventor #steampunkchat 3 hours ago Lee Ann Farruga CountessaLenora Lee Ann Farruga @ @VonMalcolm I’m all for that. King Kong – giant mechanical/clockwork machine with a loose gear/screw – goes beserk. #steampunkchat 3 hours ago Siri Paulson Siri_Paulson Siri Paulson @ @MarshallGabe Ooooh. Love Arthurian mythos. Merlin of course is the time traveler/scientist… #steampunkchat 3 hours ago Jenny Schwartz Jenny_Schwartz Jenny Schwartz Terrifying! Would probably work really well! RT @VonMalcolm:@Jenny_Schwartz How about a Steampunk King Kong? #SteamPunkChat 3 hours ago Jaymee Goh jhameia Jaymee Goh @ @Siri_Paulson Even better! #steampunkchat 3 hours ago Von Malcolm VonMalcolm Von Malcolm @ @Jenny_Schwartz How about a Steampunk King Kong? #SteamPunkChat 3 hours ago Jenny Schwartz Jenny_Schwartz Jenny Schwartz @ @Siri_Paulson @jhameia Havemercy blurb sounds full on. Lots happening. Good find. Thx! #steampunkchat 3 hours ago Siri Paulson Siri_Paulson Siri Paulson @jhameia @Jenny_Schwartz Reading the flap — not clockwork, they’re mechanical dragons fueled by magic. 😀 #steampunkchat 3 hours ago M. Gabriel Colbaugh MarshallGabe M. Gabriel Colbaugh King Arthur myths turned into Steampunk? Set in Victorian time frame? #steampunkchat 3 hours ago Jenny Schwartz Jenny_Schwartz Jenny Schwartz @ @artificer13 @MarshallGabe I hadn’t heard one off India…hmm… #steampunkchat Learning interesting stuff today!#atlantis 3 hours ago Siri Paulson Siri_Paulson Siri Paulson @Jenny_Schwartz @jhameia Havemercy, all one word. By Jaida Jones and Danielle Bennett. #steampunkchat 3 hours ago Jaymee Goh jhameia Jaymee Goh @ @Siri_Paulson There’s a clockwork/magic wooden dragon in “The Water Weapon” in THE DRAGON AND THE STARS anthology, too #steampunkchat 3 hours ago The Artificer artificer13 The Artificer @ @MarshallGabe and one off the coast of India as well.@Jenny_Schwartz #steampunkchat 3 hours ago M. Gabriel Colbaugh MarshallGabe M. Gabriel Colbaugh @ @CountessaLenora Exactly. Many different locations given for Atlantis #steampunkchat 3 hours ago Jaymee Goh jhameia Jaymee Goh @ @Siri_Paulson Oooh! Haven’t heard of that! Who’s it by? #steampunkchat 3 hours ago Jenny Schwartz Jenny_Schwartz Jenny Schwartz @ @Siri_Paulson @jhameia I hadn’t heard of Have Mercy. Clockwork dragons sound fab! #steampunkchat off to look 3 hours ago Siri Paulson Siri_Paulson Siri Paulson @ @jhameia Must mention Havemercy (clockwork dragons), which is on my TBR shelf. #steampunkchat 3 hours ago Jaymee Goh jhameia Jaymee Goh @ @CountessaLenora Obvious fantasy steampunk translation is obvious! 😀 #steampunkchat 3 hours ago The Artificer artificer13 The Artificer @ .@vonslatt hmm. Not what I was thinking of, but certainly worth investigating further. Thanks. #steampunkchat 3 hours ago Lee Ann Farruga CountessaLenora Lee Ann Farruga @ @MarshallGabe Even my home island of Malta has been said to be all that’s left of Atlantis. #steampunkchat 3 hours ago Lee Ann Farruga CountessaLenora Lee Ann Farruga @ @jhameia Pinocchio – automaton. #steampunkchat 3 hours ago M. Gabriel Colbaugh MarshallGabe M. Gabriel Colbaugh @ @Jenny_Schwartz Many Atlantis like myths out there. One off coast of Japan, one in Caribbean, one in North Atlantic now. #steampunkchat 3 hours ago Jake von Slatt vonslatt Jake von Slatt @ .@artificer13 Larry Niven’s “Manna” series perhaps? #Steampunkchat 3 hours ago The Artificer artificer13 The Artificer @ @Jenny_Schwartz dueling sub-oceanic societies? How could you go wrong? Atlantis’s tec vs R’lyeh’s magic @MarshallGabe #steampunkchat 3 hours ago M. Gabriel Colbaugh MarshallGabe M. Gabriel Colbaugh @ @CountessaLenora To me most Cryptids don’t need steampunking. They would fit in anyway #seamonsters #chupathingies #steampunkchat 3 hours ago Lee Ann Farruga CountessaLenora Lee Ann Farruga @ @jhameia That was my other thought….love it! #steampunkchat 3 hours ago Jaymee Goh jhameia Jaymee Goh What about fantasy creatures? How would you steampunk ‘em?#steampunkchat 3 hours ago Jenny Schwartz Jenny_Schwartz Jenny Schwartz @ @artificer13 @MarshallGabe Fascinating…maybe rival Atlantises? #steampunkchat 3 hours ago Jaymee Goh jhameia Jaymee Goh @ @CountessaLenora Or Cthulhu is the witch who transforms her!#steampunkchat 3 hours ago M. Gabriel Colbaugh MarshallGabe M. Gabriel Colbaugh Live in the desert so for me Ocean is like Snow, see it once a year if I’m lucky. So don’t relate to it as much for setting #steampunkchat 3 hours ago Jaymee Goh jhameia Jaymee Goh @ @artificer13 ”Don’t piss off the old lady in the corner of the village”… #steampunkchat 3 hours ago Lee Ann Farruga CountessaLenora Lee Ann Farruga @ @jhameia Oh there you go…. Ariel is turned mad by Cthulhu… #steampunkchat 3 hours ago The Artificer artificer13 The Artificer @ @Jenny_Schwartz Atlantis or R’lyeh? 😉 explorer9360.xanga.com/714302475/anci…google.com/imgres?q=sunke… @MarshallGabe #steampunkchat 3 hours ago Miss S srolutola Miss S RT @Siri_Paulson: Agreed! RT @MarshallGabe:@Jenny_Schwartz The Ocean is a vastly under utilized #steampunk setting #steampunkchat 3 hours ago Jaymee Goh jhameia Jaymee Goh @ @Jenny_Schwartz I love how you immediately linked “Atlantis” with “dystopia”… THAT’s definitely underthought! #steampunkchat 3 hours ago Jaymee Goh jhameia Jaymee Goh RT @Jenny_Schwartz: & Atlantis devastation add dystopian touch to steampunk. I do like this idea… #steampunkchat 3 hours ago Jaymee Goh jhameia Jaymee Goh @ @MarshallGabe The Ocean is a vastly under utilized everything… and that’s where our Lovecraftian monsters come in! #steampunkchat 3 hours ago Lee Ann Farruga CountessaLenora Lee Ann Farruga @ @jhameia And that would be why I like the Grimm stories better. #steampunkchat 3 hours ago Siri Paulson Siri_Paulson Siri Paulson Agreed! RT @MarshallGabe: @Jenny_Schwartz The Ocean is a vastly under utilized #steampunk setting #steampunkchat 3 hours ago The Artificer artificer13 The Artificer @ @CountessaLenora and warnings to kids. “Stay out of the woods” “avoid the water” etc. @jhameia #steampunkchat 3 hours ago Jenny Schwartz Jenny_Schwartz Jenny Schwartz @ @MarshallGabe Agreed. & Atlantis devastation add dystopian touch to steampunk #steampunkchat I do like this idea… 3 hours ago Jaymee Goh jhameia Jaymee Goh @ @CountessaLenora Depends on which ones: the Grimm ones were entertainment; Christian Andersen’s stuff DEFINITE morality plays #steampunkchat 3 hours ago Lee Ann Farruga CountessaLenora Lee Ann Farruga @ @MarshallGabe It most definitely is. #steampunkchat 3 hours ago The Artificer artificer13 The Artificer Drawing a blank, can anyone name the book series where technology is killing magic? #steampunkchat 3 hours ago M. Gabriel Colbaugh MarshallGabe M. Gabriel Colbaugh @ @Jenny_Schwartz The Ocean is a vastly under utilized #steampunk setting #steampunkchat 3 hours ago Lee Ann Farruga CountessaLenora Lee Ann Farruga @ @jhameia Many of the original fairy tales were moral stories. #steampunkchat 3 hours ago M. Gabriel Colbaugh MarshallGabe M. Gabriel Colbaugh @ @AirshipEmbassy @jhameia Yes, along those lines. #steampunkchat 3 hours ago Kevin Steil AirshipEmbassy Kevin Steil @ @jhameia @MarshallGabe mer-people are just humans with mechanical fish-like bodies, hence the sightings and myths? #steampunkchat 3 hours ago Jaymee Goh jhameia Jaymee Goh @ @mattdelman Yes. Gives up her life so her prince can live with the woman he loves; becomes a drifting spirit. #steampunkchat 3 hours ago Lee Ann Farruga CountessaLenora Lee Ann Farruga @ @jhameia You could easily make the Prince a Nemo character.#steampunkchat 3 hours ago M. Gabriel Colbaugh MarshallGabe M. Gabriel Colbaugh @ @jhameia Atlantis, with personalized subs? Alchemy allows for air breathing, legs being a metaphor? #steampunkchat 3 hours ago The Artificer artificer13 The Artificer @ @CountessaLenora agreed. Andersen’s version won’t rot your teeth. Might make you cry a bit though. @mattdelman #steampunkchat 3 hours ago Matthew Delman mattdelman Matthew Delman @ @CountessaLenora Sadly about all I can recall is that Ariel turns into foam in the end? #steampunkchat 3 hours ago Lee Ann Farruga CountessaLenora Lee Ann Farruga @ @jhameia But in this one it would be more fun to have her part Kraken. Only part Disney got right. #steampunkchat 3 hours ago Joyce Chng (JDamask) jolantru Joyce Chng (JDamask) #steampunkchat Oysters, Pearls and Magic is fantasyish with steampunkish silverfish – flying ships magically powered. 3 hours ago Jaymee Goh jhameia Jaymee Goh @ @MarshallGabe THAT’s an idea! The merpeople as underwater dwellers in submarine cities, then? #steampunkchat 3 hours ago Siri Paulson Siri_Paulson Siri Paulson @ @MarshallGabe The prince as explorer (in pith helmet) – oh yes. #steampunkchat 3 hours ago M. Gabriel Colbaugh MarshallGabe M. Gabriel Colbaugh @ @mattdelman @vonslatt Magic and Tech don’t get along in that world. Actively interfere. Makes sense using older tech #steampunkchat 3 hours ago Lee Ann Farruga CountessaLenora Lee Ann Farruga @ @AirshipEmbassy Excellent automaton dwarves….and she built them! #steampunkchat 3 hours ago Jaymee Goh jhameia Jaymee Goh @ @mattdelman Yeah, it’s incredible how backwards the Wizarding Society is @vonslatt #steampunkchat 3 hours ago Kevin Steil AirshipEmbassy Kevin Steil @ @CountessaLenora Hans Christian Andersen Little Kraken! love it #steampunkchat 3 hours ago Siri Paulson Siri_Paulson Siri Paulson @ @CountessaLenora @jhameia Love it! Waving undersea trees — totally mad science. #steampunkchat 3 hours ago M. Gabriel Colbaugh MarshallGabe M. Gabriel Colbaugh @ @jhameia Submarine would be involved more than likely with the Little Mermaid #steampunkchat 3 hours ago Jaymee Goh jhameia Jaymee Goh @ @CountessaLenora Who, the witch? In the original, she was also a mermaid, just like everybody else. #steampunkchat 3 hours ago Lee Ann Farruga CountessaLenora Lee Ann Farruga @ @mattdelman Oh Matt. You really need to reacquaint yourself with the story. #steampunkchat 3 hours ago Kevin Steil AirshipEmbassy Kevin Steil @ @jhameia @CountessaLenora Snow White and the Mechanical Dwarves #steampunkchat 3 hours ago Jaymee Goh jhameia Jaymee Goh @ @vonslatt I would actually buy that, given it’s obvsly an escapist fantasy from modernity as we know it. #steampunkchat 3 hours ago Matthew Delman mattdelman Matthew Delman @ @vonslatt Interesting and understandable perspective. They do have a very Victorian society in the Wizarding World. #steampunkchat 3 hours ago M. Gabriel Colbaugh MarshallGabe M. Gabriel Colbaugh #steampunkchat Friend postedinsidemovies.ew.com/2011/12/02/jer… which could very easily go Steampunk 3 hours ago john_zeleznik john_zeleznik john_zeleznik Oh, what about DM Cornish’s Monster Blood Tattoo? Alchemically based steampunk. #steampunkchat 3 hours ago Lee Ann Farruga CountessaLenora Lee Ann Farruga @ @jhameia And she’s part Kraken for sure. #steampunkchat 3 hours ago Jaymee Goh jhameia Jaymee Goh @ @mattdelman Fairly easy to find; Google “Hans Christian Andersen Little Mermaid” #steampunkchat 3 hours ago Joyce Chng (JDamask) jolantru Joyce Chng (JDamask) #steampunkchat Dragonero is a graphic novel with steampunk elements. And epic fantasy. 3 hours ago Jake von Slatt vonslatt Jake von Slatt @ @jhameia I’ve always maintained that Harry Potter _is_ a steampunk fantasy. Lots of 19th century fashion and mores. #steampunkchat 3 hours ago Jaymee Goh jhameia Jaymee Goh @ @CountessaLenora Ho! A worthy challenge!! The witch as alchemist, obviously. Mechanical legs? #steampunkchat 3 hours ago Matthew Delman mattdelman Matthew Delman @ @CountessaLenora I barely recall the non-Disney version, sadly #steampunkchat 3 hours ago M. Gabriel Colbaugh MarshallGabe M. Gabriel Colbaugh @ @john_zeleznik Not to go back to Tolkien but his works have influenced so much fantasy that it often pulls from his works #steampunkchat 3 hours ago Kevin Steil AirshipEmbassy Kevin Steil @ @MarshallGabe There’s an anothology project for a steampunk’d Grimms fairytales already out, that would be pretty good! #steampunkchat 3 hours ago Siri Paulson Siri_Paulson Siri Paulson @ @jhameia Now THAT’s interesting! Of course it came out of cyberpunk — they invented it. D’oh! #steampunkchat 3 hours ago john_zeleznik john_zeleznik john_zeleznik For my book this summer, the riverboats used magically infused power sources. #steampunkchat 3 hours ago Jaymee Goh jhameia Jaymee Goh RT @CountessaLenora: Ok, heres a challenge – how would you steampunk Little Mermaid – the original NOT Disney. #steampunkchat 3 hours ago Lee Ann Farruga CountessaLenora Lee Ann Farruga @ @jhameia Oh definitely. The Grimm tales would be perfect. #steampunkchat 3 hours ago Jaymee Goh jhameia Jaymee Goh @ @MarshallGabe I think @steamscholar would say, YES, of course. (He’s not here so, poor Mike, I shall have to speak for him) #steampunkchat 3 hours ago Lee Ann Farruga CountessaLenora Lee Ann Farruga Ok, here’s a challenge – how would you steampunk Little Mermaid – the original NOT Disney. #steampunkchat 3 hours ago Matthew Delman mattdelman Matthew Delman @ @MarshallGabe Agreed. Look at the movie Brother Grimm with Matt Damon … that can be early Steampunk easily #steampunkchat 3 hours ago Jaymee Goh jhameia Jaymee Goh RT @MarshallGabe: Arguable that anything out of Grimms Fairytales could be Steampunked? #steampunkchat 3 hours ago The Artificer artificer13 The Artificer @ @jhameia It’s a fair comparison. OVER industr. to the point where people no longer work & everything’s the same@MarshallGabe #steampunkchat 3 hours ago john_zeleznik john_zeleznik john_zeleznik Why traditional dwarf societies weren’t more industriously progressive is sorely under explored. #steampunkchat 3 hours ago M. Gabriel Colbaugh MarshallGabe M. Gabriel Colbaugh @ @AirshipEmbassy Arguable that anything out of Grimms’ Fairytales could be Steampunked? #steampunkchat 3 hours ago Jaymee Goh jhameia Jaymee Goh @ @artificer13 Especially keeping in mind Gibson & Sterling’s DIFFERENCE ENGINE came out of cyberpunk. #steampunkchat 3 hours ago Matthew Delman mattdelman Matthew Delman @ @john_zeleznik @jhameia Quests also are a quick way to craft an external conflict. #steampunkchat 3 hours ago john_zeleznik john_zeleznik john_zeleznik There is a natural progression that’s explainable within both genres conventions. #steampunkchat 3 hours ago Jaymee Goh jhameia Jaymee Goh @ @artificer13 I wonder if the same could be said for some steampunk works: critique of modernity and such@MarshallGabe #steampunkchat 3 hours ago Kevin Steil AirshipEmbassy Kevin Steil So, back to fantasy stories which could be steampunk’d…. #steampunkchat 3 hours ago M. Gabriel Colbaugh MarshallGabe M. Gabriel Colbaugh @ @jhameia FFVI and FFIX were certainly the most steampunk. Tech and magic everywhere. #steampunkchat 3 hours ago Lee Ann Farruga CountessaLenora Lee Ann Farruga @ @jhameia I think either of those could be your quest.#steampunkchat 3 hours ago The Artificer artificer13 The Artificer @ @mattdelman It’s actually in Tolkien’s notes/diaries. He was set against encroaching urbanization @MarshallGabe #steampunkchat 3 hours ago Jaymee Goh jhameia Jaymee Goh @ @john_zeleznik Depends on which fantasy, or whatever slice of the genre, really. Quests give the protag something to do. #steampunkchat 3 hours ago Jenny Schwartz Jenny_Schwartz Jenny Schwartz @ @john_zeleznik That’s right, ruin my argument with facts. *grumble, grumble* 😉 #steampunkchat 3 hours ago Matthew Delman mattdelman Matthew Delman Tolkien and whether it’s a commentary on the destruction of pastoral England is not, however, the topic for this chat. #steampunkchat 3 hours ago Jaymee Goh jhameia Jaymee Goh @ @Jenny_Schwartz What, like, go get the treasure of something or another, or go save the world and love interest? #steampunkchat 3 hours ago M. Gabriel Colbaugh MarshallGabe M. Gabriel Colbaugh @ @mattdelman He did. To say he wasn’t influenced by WW1 and his beloved English Countryside would be negligent though. #steampunkchat 3 hours ago john_zeleznik john_zeleznik john_zeleznik @ @Jenny_Schwartz I think fantasy is moving away from quests. Look at Martin, Abercrombie, etc. #steampunkchat 3 hours ago Jaymee Goh jhameia Jaymee Goh @ @srolutola That’s an idea! FFVI and FFIX, I think, might classify that way. #steampunkchat 3 hours ago Jenny Schwartz Jenny_Schwartz Jenny Schwartz Thinking of Boneshaker, I answer my own question. Quest + Stmpk works #steampunkchat 3 hours ago M. Gabriel Colbaugh MarshallGabe M. Gabriel Colbaugh @ @srolutola 4, 5, 6, 7, 9. I was just about to mention those. #steampunkchat 3 hours ago Matthew Delman mattdelman Matthew Delman @ @MarshallGabe See, I don’t think Tolkien meant it that way at all. I feel like he was just writing the story he wanted to #steampunkchat 3 hours ago The Artificer artificer13 The Artificer @ @MarshallGabe that’s because it WAS a commentary on the destruction of pastoral England (right or wrong) @mattdelman #steampunkchat 3 hours ago Jenny Schwartz Jenny_Schwartz Jenny Schwartz Fantasy so often a quest story…any steampunk quest novels? #steampunkchat 3 hours ago Miss S srolutola Miss S Final Fantasy 6 = steampunk fantasy? #steampunkchat 3 hours ago john_zeleznik john_zeleznik john_zeleznik Blame it on Advanced Phlebotinum and mash up your genres people. #steampunkchat 3 hours ago M. Gabriel Colbaugh MarshallGabe M. Gabriel Colbaugh @ @mattdelman Because Tolkien was. Lot of people see LotR as a commentary on industrialization and destruction of nature #steampunkchat 3 hours ago Matthew Delman mattdelman Matthew Delman @ @jhameia No, but it’s as decent a base as any to work off of. #steampunkchat 3 hours ago Siri Paulson Siri_Paulson Siri Paulson @ @john_zeleznik @jhameia I would love to see more fantasy in a secondary-world Industrial Revolution era! #steampunkchat 3 hours ago Jaymee Goh jhameia Jaymee Goh @lavietidhar wrote on “magical technology” once, in explaining the tech in steampunk. #steampunkchat 3 hours ago Jaymee Goh jhameia Jaymee Goh @ @MarshallGabe All marketing. That’s why steampunk gotta have its own shelf; #steampunkchat 3 hours ago Lee Ann Farruga CountessaLenora Lee Ann Farruga Pastoral is only one small part of Tolkien. There is a LOT of dark too! #steampunkchat 3 hours ago Matthew Delman mattdelman Matthew Delman RT @john_zeleznik: Were so married to the pastoral setting of Tolkien. Blast the conventions I say! #steampunkchat 3 hours ago The Artificer artificer13 The Artificer @ @john_zeleznik probably the fear of being wrong, technically. Fantasy requires no logical explanation. #steampunkchat 3 hours ago john_zeleznik john_zeleznik john_zeleznik We’re so married to the pastoral setting of Tolkien. Blast the conventions I say! #steampunkchat 3 hours ago Matthew Delman mattdelman Matthew Delman @ @john_zeleznik I don’t think “scared” is the right phrase. It’s just not the commonly accepted way to write Fantasy #steampunkchat 3 hours ago M. Gabriel Colbaugh MarshallGabe M. Gabriel Colbaugh @ @john_zeleznik Many SciFi and Fantasy writers seem to like to keep their labels seperate to not alienate fans #steampunkchat 3 hours ago john_zeleznik john_zeleznik john_zeleznik Extrapolate something like the Roman empire. #steampunkchat 3 hours ago Jaymee Goh jhameia Jaymee Goh @ @john_zeleznik They’re not; they just understand technology differently. #steampunkchat 3 hours ago john_zeleznik john_zeleznik john_zeleznik I never understood why fantasy writers are so scared of technology. #steampunkchat 3 hours ago Lee Ann Farruga CountessaLenora Lee Ann Farruga Add a little magical industrialization to a story. #steampunkchat 3 hours ago The Artificer artificer13 The Artificer John Carter? Man among the Martians, airships, iron-clads. #steampunkchat 3 hours ago Jaymee Goh jhameia Jaymee Goh RT @CountessaLenora: Vancouver Film School explored steampunk Peter Pan youtube.com/watch?v=RA-cUs… #steampunkchat 3 hours ago M. Gabriel Colbaugh MarshallGabe M. Gabriel Colbaugh @ @jhameia Had one episode with a Troll under the Bridge, Vampire in another. Many Cryptids and monsters in their world #steampunkchat 3 hours ago Jaymee Goh jhameia Jaymee Goh @ @Siri_Paulson I would LOVE to see the Temeraire series steampunk’d out! I think that’s a great fit! #steampunkchat 3 hours ago Jenny Schwartz Jenny_Schwartz Jenny Schwartz I think Peter Pan would be fantastic steampunked. Frivolous: Would like to see stmpk Scooby Doo #steampunkchat 3 hours ago Jaymee Goh jhameia Jaymee Goh @ @mattdelman An airship alone does not steampunk make!#steampunkchat 3 hours ago The Artificer artificer13 The Artificer @ @jhameia Good Grief, the Victorians so loved their garden faeries. Books, paintings, doctored pix- Wonderful.@MarshallGabe #steampunkchat 3 hours ago Kevin Steil AirshipEmbassy Kevin Steil @ @jhameia there’s some artwork, and also some stories of presenting it in RPGs #steampunkchat 3 hours ago Jaymee Goh jhameia Jaymee Goh @ @MarshallGabe Could you say a bit more? #steampunkchat 3 hours ago Matthew Delman mattdelman Matthew Delman @ @jhameia There are a few fantasy novels with airships. I’m thinking one or two of the Shannara books. #steampunkchat 3 hours ago Siri Paulson Siri_Paulson Siri Paulson @ @jhameia @naominovik‘s Temeraire series is alt-history fantasy, no steampunk…but it’s early 19th-cent so timing is perfect! #steampunkchat 3 hours ago Lee Ann Farruga CountessaLenora Lee Ann Farruga Vancouver Film School explored steampunk Peter Panyoutube.com/watch?v=RA-cUs… #steampunkchat 3 hours ago Jaymee Goh jhameia Jaymee Goh @ @AirshipEmbassy Does he now! Artwork, you mean? #steampunkchat 3 hours ago M. Gabriel Colbaugh MarshallGabe M. Gabriel Colbaugh @ @jhameia @leagueofsteam certainly offers a touch of Fantasy with their setting via ideas like that. #steampunkchat 3 hours ago Jenny Schwartz Jenny_Schwartz Jenny Schwartz @ @artificer13 Yeah, those too! #steampunkchat 3 hours ago Jaymee Goh jhameia Jaymee Goh @ @MarshallGabe Faeries and seances, especially, I think. #steampunkchat 3 hours ago Joyce Chng (JDamask) jolantru Joyce Chng (JDamask) @ @jhameia Elven magic. #Steampunkchat 3 hours ago Kevin Steil AirshipEmbassy Kevin Steil @ @jhameia @steamscholar shows a great steampunk’d Lord of the Rings in one of his presentations #steampunkchat 3 hours ago Jaymee Goh jhameia Jaymee Goh @ @delzey Yes, and my alternate ego is there! Welcome: we’re talking Steampunk and Fantasy. #steampunkchat 3 hours ago The Artificer artificer13 The Artificer @ @MarshallGabe ah, I think that’s the RPG, I meant the tabletop wargame, which got it’s big upgrade about 2 yrs ago. #steampunkchat 3 hours ago Jaymee Goh jhameia Jaymee Goh I, for one, would like to raise Peter Pan as an example, because @steamscholar is off watching the stage version tonight. #steampunkchat 3 hours ago M. Gabriel Colbaugh MarshallGabe M. Gabriel Colbaugh Faeries, Cryptids, Alchemy, Exploration, Seances, the Arcane, Stone Masons. All very period ideas. #steampunkchat 3 hours ago david elzey delzey david elzey don’t know about this #steampunkchat. is there a #steamdiscochat going on in a parallel universe as we speak? #ahthe70s 3 hours ago The Artificer artificer13 The Artificer @ @Jenny_Schwartz I thought it was the nice weather, fantastic beaches, relaxed attitude, insanely venomous animals?#steampunkchat 3 hours ago Jaymee Goh jhameia Jaymee Goh Are there any books/settings solidly in the fantasy genre that you think could be easily translated into steampunk? #steampunkchat 3 hours ago M. Gabriel Colbaugh MarshallGabe M. Gabriel Colbaugh @ @artificer13 New version coming out with a lot of fixes I hear. Bullets are no longer a Gold each #steampunkchat 3 hours ago Jenny Schwartz Jenny_Schwartz Jenny Schwartz @ @artificer13 Platypus launderers purely in Aus … why do you think so many peeps migrate here? 😉 #steampunkchat 3 hours ago The Artificer artificer13 The Artificer @ @MarshallGabe It’s a pretty fantastic story line, even if you don’t play (I no longer have time w/my business start up) #steampunkchat 3 hours ago Jaymee Goh jhameia Jaymee Goh @ @MarshallGabe Makes me think of “The Will And The Word” in the Eddingses’ Belgariad/Mallorean series… it’s a science! #steampunkchat 3 hours ago M. Gabriel Colbaugh MarshallGabe M. Gabriel Colbaugh I’d be letting @ProfessorMorrow down not to mention Mage: the Ascension as working both angles #Etherites #Hermetics #steampunkchat 3 hours ago john_zeleznik john_zeleznik john_zeleznik David Weber’s THe War Gods. #steampunkchat 3 hours ago The Artificer artificer13 The Artificer @ @Jenny_Schwartz do you all send them out for work? I could use a new domestic & lab assistant, dig duck bills, hate quacking #steampunkchat 3 hours ago Siri Paulson Siri_Paulson Siri Paulson @ @jhameia Yes! Ragtag bands, intriguing lowlife types, eccentric locals… #steampunkchat 3 hours ago Jaymee Goh jhameia Jaymee Goh @ @john_zeleznik What was it called? Names, pls! #steampunkchat 3 hours ago Jaymee Goh jhameia Jaymee Goh @ @Jenny_Schwartz OH MY GOD! That’s a great image! #steampunkchat 3 hours ago M. Gabriel Colbaugh MarshallGabe M. Gabriel Colbaugh @ @artificer13 I have friends who have. Never bought the books myself. #steampunkchat 3 hours ago Matthew Delman mattdelman Matthew Delman @ @jhameia Interesting #steampunkchat 3 hours ago john_zeleznik john_zeleznik john_zeleznik There was a series that was very epic fantasy where the dwarves were on the verge of an industrial revolution.#steampunkchat 3 hours ago M. Gabriel Colbaugh MarshallGabe M. Gabriel Colbaugh @ @Jenny_Schwartz Many mythos have magic as being like scientific formulas. The Prestige would call it both #highlyrecommended #steampunkchat 3 hours ago The Artificer artificer13 The Artificer Speaking of magic and steam, anybody play Warmachine? #steampunkchat 3 hours ago Jaymee Goh jhameia Jaymee Goh @ @Siri_Paulson quests are like madcap adventures, yea? Europe remains, and evil lords = mad scientists/world dominators? #steampunkchat 3 hours ago Jenny Schwartz Jenny_Schwartz Jenny Schwartz @ @artificer13 LOL here in Aus we just hand laundry to platypuses to slap around. #steampunkchat #offtopic 3 hours ago Jaymee Goh jhameia Jaymee Goh @ @mattdelman @magpiekilljoy‘s UNDER THE CLOCK TOWER has a whole cast of goblins and dwarves and the like! #steampunkchat 3 hours ago Jenny Schwartz Jenny_Schwartz Jenny Schwartz @ @Siri_Paulson @MarshallGabe So…Tesla inspired stmpk…science or magic? #steampunkchat 3 hours ago Siri Paulson Siri_Paulson Siri Paulson @ @jhameia Elves, quests, mountains, medieval European settings, magic of course, evil lords #steampunkchat 3 hours ago M. Gabriel Colbaugh MarshallGabe M. Gabriel Colbaugh @ @Siri_Paulson Fantastical Science certainly. #steampunkchat 3 hours ago Matthew Delman mattdelman Matthew Delman @ @jhameia Swords. Dragons. Elves. Dwarfs. Orcs. Trolls. A pseudo medieval setting #steampunkchat 3 hours ago The Artificer artificer13 The Artificer @ @Jenny_Schwartz LOL, nothing wrong with being a luddite, I just prefer a laundry machine to a wash board & river. #steampunkchat 3 hours ago Jenny Schwartz Jenny_Schwartz Jenny Schwartz @ @jhameia high fantasy – dragons, wizards, elves #steampunkchat 3 hours ago Siri Paulson Siri_Paulson Siri Paulson @ @MarshallGabe Well, yes, but if it’s been disproven does it still count as science? Phrenology, etc.? Maybe outside topic tho #steampunkchat 3 hours ago Jaymee Goh jhameia Jaymee Goh Folks, when I say “high fantasy” what immediately jumps to mind? #steampunkchat 3 hours ago Matthew Delman mattdelman Matthew Delman RT @jhameia: @Siri_Paulson Technobabble is a kind of magical arcane spell-casting chant to me! #steampunkchat 3 hours ago john_zeleznik john_zeleznik john_zeleznik River travel is important in my world, so there are “magically-powered” steamships and riverboats. #steampunkchat 3 hours ago Jaymee Goh jhameia Jaymee Goh @ @Siri_Paulson Technobabble is a kind of magical arcane spell-casting chant to me! #steampunkchat 3 hours ago Jenny Schwartz Jenny_Schwartz Jenny Schwartz @ @artificer13 Some of us luddites are necessary even in Steampunk 🙂 #steampunkchat 3 hours ago M. Gabriel Colbaugh MarshallGabe M. Gabriel Colbaugh @ @Siri_Paulson Aether/Ether is an old scientific principle that was only disproven in the last 100 years #steampunkchat 3 hours ago Jenny Schwartz Jenny_Schwartz Jenny Schwartz @ @jhameia The threat to the world! the era, the swashbuckling, fact she used a compass … like I said, my stmpk defn relaxed #steampunkchat 3 hours ago Siri Paulson Siri_Paulson Siri Paulson #steampunkchat I look at “aether” as quasi-magic, quasi-technobabble. Lots of stuff like that in steampunk, no? 3 hours ago Jaymee Goh jhameia Jaymee Goh @ @artificer13 I think plenty of steampunks claim Lovecraft as an inspiration, for sure! His mythos seems very compatible! #steampunkchat 3 hours ago The Artificer artificer13 The Artificer @ @Jenny_Schwartz Lol! Very old school of you. I don’t understand how it works, so it might as well be magic or divine. 😉 #steampunkchat 3 hours ago Jaymee Goh jhameia Jaymee Goh @ @john_zeleznik The sequel show seems to explore a more dieselpunk / Roaring 20′s aesthetic; very parallel evolution! #steampunkchat 3 hours ago Jaymee Goh jhameia Jaymee Goh @ @Jenny_Schwartz Explain what makes Blades of Roses steampunk, next to the magic? #steampunkchat 3 hours ago john_zeleznik john_zeleznik john_zeleznik @ @jhameia Exactly. ANd from what I understand the sequel show is aiming for a steampunk audience. #steampunkchat 3 hours ago Jenny Schwartz Jenny_Schwartz Jenny Schwartz I guess the science is pretty unprovable by my limited knowledge, so unprovable magic is no stretch for me #steampunkchat 3 hours ago The Artificer artificer13 The Artificer Lovecraft? Re-Animators, Delvers into that-which-should-not-be-known, deranged math majors, explorers of the weird #steampunkchat 3 hours ago M. Gabriel Colbaugh MarshallGabe M. Gabriel Colbaugh @ @jhameia Exactly. A terrible war lead partially to new tech. They’re figuring out what all they can do with the tech now. #steampunkchat 3 hours ago john_zeleznik john_zeleznik john_zeleznik I have some pseudo-steampunkish stuff in my summer project.#steampunkchat 3 hours ago Matthew Delman mattdelman Matthew Delman There’s Gilman’s Thunderer and its sequel Gears of the City for Fantasy Steampunk. #steampunkchat 3 hours ago Jaymee Goh jhameia Jaymee Goh @ @john_zeleznik It’d be hard not to: the firebenders used their art for technological advancement! #steampunkchat 3 hours ago Jenny Schwartz Jenny_Schwartz Jenny Schwartz I’m quite relaxed about what I call steampunk. Think@Zoe_Archer Blades of Roses series makes cut. Very magic #steampunkchat 3 hours ago M. Gabriel Colbaugh MarshallGabe M. Gabriel Colbaugh @ @john_zeleznik The new series coming out is heavy Steam Tech with Bending especially. #steampunkchat 3 hours ago Jaymee Goh jhameia Jaymee Goh @ @MarshallGabe Oooh, sort of like an Industrial Revolution happening? #steampunkchat 3 hours ago M. Gabriel Colbaugh MarshallGabe M. Gabriel Colbaugh My own RPG setting uses the Savage Worlds system, so was a high fantasy world learning about Steam Engine tech #steampunkchat 3 hours ago Jaymee Goh jhameia Jaymee Goh In Queens of Langkasuka / Legend of the Tsunami Warrior, the use of tech happens alongside Dulum, a water/sea magic. #steampunkchat 3 hours ago Jaymee Goh jhameia Jaymee Goh Some great recs for existing works combining steampunk & fantasy: keep ‘em coming, folks! #steampunkchat 3 hours ago The Artificer artificer13 The Artificer Evenings Greetings, all! #steampunkchat 3 hours ago M. Gabriel Colbaugh MarshallGabe M. Gabriel Colbaugh Also going back to Deadlands. Steam Technology next to Miracles (of different faiths) and magic involving card playing #steampunkchat 3 hours ago john_zeleznik john_zeleznik john_zeleznik I think we can seriously mention Avatar: The Last Airbender for this topic! #steampunkchat 3 hours ago Jenny Schwartz Jenny_Schwartz Jenny Schwartz #steampunkchat The Fire Rose (The Elemental Masters Fairy Tales) Mercedes Lackey: Books amzn.to/u4lW9V 3 hours ago Kevin Steil AirshipEmbassy Kevin Steil There is MK Hobson’s Native Star, in which magic is real and part of the economy in that steampunk world #steampunkchat 3 hours ago Jenny Schwartz Jenny_Schwartz Jenny Schwartz I like a touch of magic in my stmpk. Surpising how many fantasy bks are stmpk. Beth Daniels inc “Fire Rose” in her list #steampunkchat 3 hours ago Jaymee Goh jhameia Jaymee Goh @ @AirshipEmbassy I LIKE the way you put it! Yeah, and I think there’re different nuances, depending on what word comes first! #steampunkchat 3 hours ago john_zeleznik john_zeleznik john_zeleznik Evenin’ everybody. #steampunkchat 3 hours ago Kevin Steil AirshipEmbassy Kevin Steil @ @jhameia so there can be magical science, and scientific magic #steampunkchat 3 hours ago Jaymee Goh jhameia Jaymee Goh @ Riffing off @MarshallGabe, tonight’s first question: have you tried messing with magic in steampunk? #steampunkchat 3 hours ago M. Gabriel Colbaugh MarshallGabe M. Gabriel Colbaugh In 2001 there was a computer game Arcanum: Of Steamworks and Magick Obscura, early example of Fantasy and Steampunk. #steampunkchat 3 hours ago Jaymee Goh jhameia Jaymee Goh @ @AirshipEmbassy Yes! Although one could argue steampunk needs SOME kind of magic, haha. Alchemy and stuff. #steampunkchat 3 hours ago Jaymee Goh jhameia Jaymee Goh And just to reiterate, ya’ll should be usingtweetchat.com/room/steampunk… for #steampunkchat 3 hours ago Jaymee Goh jhameia Jaymee Goh @steamscholar‘s work notes that we try for some SEMBLANCE of science, even if it’s pretty much all technobabble. #steampunkchat 3 hours ago Kevin Steil AirshipEmbassy Kevin Steil @ @jhameia Steampunk and magic, you say? #steampunkchat 3 hours ago Jaymee Goh jhameia Jaymee Goh @ @Siri_Paulson Exactly, Siri! We often consider steampunk made of science; @SteamScholar‘s noted that in his work too #steampunkchat 3 hours ago M. Gabriel Colbaugh MarshallGabe M. Gabriel Colbaugh I’ve seen several people say they prefer to keep fantasy out of their Steampunk. Though I’m not one of them. #steampunkchat 3 hours ago Jaymee Goh jhameia Jaymee Goh By fantasy, I mean, what we do traditionally associate with high and epic fantasy: magic, fantastic creatures, mythical stuff #steampunkchat 3 hours ago Jaymee Goh jhameia Jaymee Goh Gentlefolk, welcome to this week’s #steampunkchat! From my obnoxiously regular tweets, this week’s topic is Steampunk & Fantasy! 3 hours ago Siri Paulson Siri_Paulson Siri Paulson @ @jhameia I will admit that I lean more towards the science-ish side of steampunk, so I’m very curious about the magic side! #steampunkchat 4 hours ago Jenny Schwartz Jenny_Schwartz Jenny Schwartz ok, almost organised. #steampunkchat not #steampunkCATabout to start. 4 hours ago Jaymee Goh jhameia Jaymee Goh @Jenny_Schwartz @srolutola @Siri_Paulson Ya’ll got magic things you wanna talk about? #steampunkchat 4 hours ago Jaymee Goh jhameia Jaymee Goh Ten minutes to #steampunkchat and we’ll get chattin’ about fantasy and steampunk! I hope ya’ll brought some magic things to talk about.

Transcript: November 30th 2012: Steampunk Technology

Steampunk Technology: Limits? Inspiration? It was a fascinating chat about the workings of steam boilers and the possibilities of clockwork, detouring into frivolity and tearing up at faithful dog stories. Lots of great ideas this week. Happy reading!

(You’ll need to scroll down to the bottom to read the chat from the beginning).

VonMalcolm RT @MichelV69: BTW, I have a set of posts on my blog about RW vs Steampunk tech in my books http://t.co/2cJwjobV #steampunkchat-11:01 AM Dec 1st, 2012

wakefieldproof RT @MichelV69: I have a set of posts on my blog about RW vs Steampunk tech in my books http://t.co/hWNkE7V0 #steampunkchat -11:01 AM Dec 1st, 2012

Angela_Goff RT @MichelV69: BTW, I have a set of posts on my blog about RW vs Steampunk tech in my books http://t.co/2cJwjobV #steampunkchat-11:00 AM Dec 1st, 2012

wakefieldproof goodnight everyone. support our steampunk friends! keep being awesome! #steampunkchat -11:00 AM Dec 1st, 2012

MichelV69 BTW, I have a set of posts on my blog about RW vs Steampunk tech in my books http://t.co/2cJwjobV #steampunkchat -11:00 AM Dec 1st, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz @VonMalcolm bad puns, totally love ‘em 🙂 #steampunkchat-10:59 AM Dec 1st, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz Y’all make hosting fun, thank you! & hope all @ #teslaconare having fun 🙂 #steampunkchat -10:59 AM Dec 1st, 2012

VonMalcolm @Jenny_Schwartz This #SteampunkChat started out a little slow, but it picked up Steam! -10:59 AM Dec 1st, 2012

ProfessorMorrow RT @Siri_Paulson: @Jenny_Schwartz Thanks for hosting another fascinating #steampunkchat ! Yes thanks as always Jenny! -10:58 AM Dec 1st, 2012

Siri_Paulson @Jenny_Schwartz Thanks for hosting another fascinating#steampunkchat ! -10:58 AM Dec 1st, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz Okay, off to organise the transcript. Feel free to keep chatting, or see you next week! #steampunkchat 🙂 -10:57 AM Dec 1st, 2012

ProfessorMorrow Thanks everyone, this was a fun #Steampunkchat ! -10:57 AM Dec 1st, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz @MichelV69 Help! I forgot whose idea the topic was… but it was a great one 🙂 #steampunkchat -10:57 AM Dec 1st, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz Thanks, everyone, it was a fun chat! #steampunkchat -10:56 AM Dec 1st, 2012

wakefieldproof @JackBateswrites The Maritime Museum in Buffalo is pretty great #steampunkchat -10:56 AM Dec 1st, 2012

MichelV69 @Jenny_Schwartz Thanks for hosting, as always. Great topic.#steampunkchat -10:56 AM Dec 1st, 2012

pjschnyder Thanks, all, for the fun #steampunkchat -10:56 AM Dec 1st, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz Bookmarked. Thx RT @JackBateswrites: check out the Henry Ford Museum. Huge and full of steam http://t.co/IWqarWXI #steampunkchat-10:56 AM Dec 1st, 2012

wakefieldproof RT @VonMalcolm: A Retro Sci-Fi Blog http://t.co/a4W9DsYZ#SteampunkChat #AnotherPostIsNeededSoon #steampunkchat -10:55 AM Dec 1st, 2012

JackBateswrites Thanks all #steampunkchat -10:55 AM Dec 1st, 2012

JackBateswrites If you’re ever in Dearborn, MI, check out the Henry Ford Museum. Huge and full of steam http://t.co/UaRDOpkL #steampunkchat-10:55 AM Dec 1st, 2012

VonMalcolm A Retro Sci-Fi Blog http://t.co/JsAnGfG4 #SteampunkChat#AnotherPostIsNeededSoon -10:54 AM Dec 1st, 2012

Siri_Paulson #steampunkchat Thanks for the RTs and congrats, guys. You rock! -10:54 AM Dec 1st, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz Any last thoughts? #steampunkchat -10:54 AM Dec 1st, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz @Siri_Paulson I won’t make the party, but have a blast! and CONGRATS #steampunkchat -10:53 AM Dec 1st, 2012

VonMalcolm RT @MichelV69: BTW, my newest “steam tech” post just went up on my blog … Steampunk Dragons! http://t.co/nWNzRJSD#steampunkchat -10:53 AM Dec 1st, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz RT @Siri_Paulson: #steampunkchat Shameless plug: my SP story is in an anthology that launches tomorrow. Twitter party in 10 min at#seasonseternal . -10:53 AM Dec 1st, 2012

ProfessorMorrow RT @Siri_Paulson: #steampunkchat my SP story is in an anthology that launches tomorrow. Twitter party in 10 min at#seasonseternal . -10:53 AM Dec 1st, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz @pjschnyder @LanternCityTV I am! following on FB. Looks fascinating. Wish I had more time to keep up with everything#steampunkchat -10:53 AM Dec 1st, 2012

MichelV69 RT @Siri_Paulson: my SP story is in an anthology that launches tomorrow. Twitter party in 10 min at #seasonseternal . #steampunkchat-10:52 AM Dec 1st, 2012

wakefieldproof We’ll take any thoughts on how we can make our project even better #steampunkchat -10:52 AM Dec 1st, 2012

pjschnyder Speaking of the “watch” list: keep an eye out for @LanternCityTV#steampunkchat -10:52 AM Dec 1st, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz RT @MichelV69: BTW, my newest “steam tech” post just went up on my blog … Steampunk Dragons! http://t.co/nWNzRJSD#steampunkchat -10:52 AM Dec 1st, 2012

MichelV69 BTW, my newest “steam tech” post just went up on my blog … Steampunk Dragons! http://t.co/nWNzRJSD #steampunkchat -10:51 AM Dec 1st, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz @wakefieldproof @SteamPatriots Oh no! #steampunkchat-10:51 AM Dec 1st, 2012

ProfessorMorrow My ongoing misadventures are always on the #deathrayhashtag on twitter. I’ll plug @TeslaCon_3 where most of our folks are!#steampunkchat -10:51 AM Dec 1st, 2012

Siri_Paulson #steampunkchat Shameless plug: my SP story is in an anthology that launches tomorrow. Twitter party in 10 min at#seasonseternal . -10:51 AM Dec 1st, 2012

wakefieldproof Also, we had to suspend @SteamPatriots on kickstarter, but please keep up with us – we’ll relaunch this spring #steampunkchat -10:51 AM Dec 1st, 2012

JackBateswrites RT @Siri_Paulson: You are not missing much, IMHO. The Boris Karloff animated version is still the definitive one! #truth#steampunkchat -10:51 AM Dec 1st, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz @Siri_Paulson Ok, I won’t feel so embarrassed by my Grinch-free life 🙂 #Steampunkchat -10:51 AM Dec 1st, 2012

SteamworldChron RT @wakefieldproof: I’ll re-recommend @steamworldchron#steampunkchat -10:51 AM Dec 1st, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz @wakefieldproof @The_Fitzroy Submarines are very Verne-ish. #steampunkchat -10:50 AM Dec 1st, 2012

shoveke RT @wakefieldproof: I’ll re-recommend @steamworldchron#steampunkchat -10:50 AM Dec 1st, 2012

Siri_Paulson @Jenny_Schwartz You are not missing much, IMHO. The Boris Karloff animated version is still the definitive one! #steampunkchat -10:50 AM Dec 1st, 2012

wakefieldproof And it’s not technically steampunk, it is post apocalyptic on a submarine – @The_Fitzroy #steampunkchat -10:50 AM Dec 1st, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz @pjschnyder @BooksAndBraun Coolness! They’re on my watchlist 🙂 #steampunkchat -10:50 AM Dec 1st, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz Fab cover RT @JackBateswrites: If you’re looking for#westerns, stmpnk Sorrow series http://t.co/l1iI1fcK #steampunkchat -10:49 AM Dec 1st, 2012

pjschnyder Can’t share a project yet, but watch @BooksAndBraun – an awesome #steampunk project to be announced in coming months#steampunkchat -10:49 AM Dec 1st, 2012

wakefieldproof I’ll re-recommend @steamworldchron #steampunkchat -10:49 AM Dec 1st, 2012

JackBateswrites If you’re looking for #westerns, #MindWingsAudio launched my ‘gentle’ stmpnk Sorrow series http://t.co/3WGtvWBr #steampunkchat-10:49 AM Dec 1st, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz @ProfessorMorrow @VonMalcolm I’m ashamed to say I’ve not seen the Grinch #popculturefail #steampunkchat -10:49 AM Dec 1st, 2012

ProfessorMorrow @VonMalcolm @Jenny_Schwartz I could see it. Grinch had clockwork elements, didn’t it? #steampunkchat -10:48 AM Dec 1st, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz Anyone want to shameless self promo or share a project you’ve fallen in love with? #steampunkchat Go for it! -10:48 AM Dec 1st, 2012

Siri_Paulson @Jenny_Schwartz #Steampunk Dr. Seuss? YES PLEASE.#steampunkchat -10:48 AM Dec 1st, 2012

VonMalcolm @Jenny_Schwartz @ProfessorMorrow Clockwork Dr. Seuss? SteampunkChat #SteampunkingSneetches #SteampunkChat -10:47 AM Dec 1st, 2012

pjschnyder @Jenny_Schwartz Yes! @VonMalcolm @ProfessorMorrow#steampunkchat -10:47 AM Dec 1st, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz @VonMalcolm @ProfessorMorrow Now you’ve done it! I WANT a steampunk Dr Seuss #steampunkchat -10:47 AM Dec 1st, 2012

pjschnyder @JackBateswrites Spiders…not my thing, not even clever#steampunk spiders @ProfessorMorrow #steampunkchat -10:47 AM Dec 1st, 2012

ProfessorMorrow The script for Big Trouble makes more sense knowing that. But it also opens a door for a steampunk/weird west retelling!#steampunkchat -10:46 AM Dec 1st, 2012

JackBateswrites @ProfessorMorrow Apparently his grandson was into spiders and wanted him to make a movie with spiders in it #steampunkchat -10:46 AM Dec 1st, 2012

pjschnyder Speaking of absurd, shameless plug: EVIE’S GIFT is a holiday short feat a #steampunk sugarglider mech. http://t.co/udJWpDOG#steampunkchat -10:46 AM Dec 1st, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz @Siri_Paulson Yes! lots of stuff from comics need a wider life #steampunkchat Great call 🙂 -10:45 AM Dec 1st, 2012

ProfessorMorrow On the new “Big Trouble in Little China” blu-ray release, John Carpenter mentions he meant for the movie to be a western.#steampunkchat -10:45 AM Dec 1st, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz No, but I’ve made a note to watch. Thx RT@JackBateswrites: Have you heard about this? #ripperstreethttp://t.co/FtARXuu1 #steampunkchat -10:45 AM Dec 1st, 2012

ProfessorMorrow @JackBateswrites I hadn’t! Following on Copper’s success I would guess! #steampunkchat Haha, I had heard that about WWW. -10:45 AM Dec 1st, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz @cassiecaine Bye 🙂 #steampunkchat -10:44 AM Dec 1st, 2012

Siri_Paulson @Jenny_Schwartz Giant clockwork elephants come to mind…

JackBateswrites @ProfessorMorrow The story about that goes the top producer would only invest in that film if there was a spider in it.#steampunkchat -10:44 AM Dec 1st, 2012

SteamworldChron @JackBateswrites That looks like fun..gorgeous illos#steampunkchat wishlisted them for next time I’m loading the tablet for train reading -10:44 AM Dec 1st, 2012

ProfessorMorrow @Jenny_Schwartz I regret nothing! #wildwildwest#steampunkchat -10:44 AM Dec 1st, 2012

cassiecaine Gotta dash. Stay steamy my friends! #steampunkchat -10:44 AM Dec 1st, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz @ProfessorMorrow Someone had to mention it 😉 #wildwildwest #steampunkchat -10:43 AM Dec 1st, 2012

JackBateswrites Shifting gears: Have you all heard about this? #ripperstreethttp://t.co/oit8XvkN #steampunkchat -10:43 AM Dec 1st, 2012

ProfessorMorrow Part of the joy of steampunk is unbridled science+creativity goes wrong/sideways. Wild Wild West Spider-Absurdity! #steampunkchat-10:43 AM Dec 1st, 2012

mattdelman @pjschnyder @Jenny_Schwartz @cassiecaine Hey, if you’re going for spot-on loyalty and dedication … #steampunkchat -10:43 AM Dec 1st, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz So what’s the most absurd tech you’ve seen or would like to see? #steampunkchat -10:43 AM Dec 1st, 2012

pjschnyder There’s definitely room for the absurd in #steampunk tech. Built for curiousity or amusement. #steampunkchat -10:42 AM Dec 1st, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz @ProfessorMorrow All I know about that stuff is from Mythbusters #steampunkchat #callingintheexperts 🙂 -10:42 AM Dec 1st, 2012

Siri_Paulson @JackBateswrites Seconding this! Definitely room for absurdity in SP. #steampunkchat -10:42 AM Dec 1st, 2012

ProfessorMorrow @Jenny_Schwartz Sure! To take a page from American history, the CAS tried some pretty absurd cannons. Anvils and all..#steampunkchat -10:42 AM Dec 1st, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz @MichelV69 What a wonderful find! #steampunkchat -10:42 AM Dec 1st, 2012

JackBateswrites @Jenny_Schwartz #absurdtechnology YES! #steampunkchat-10:42 AM Dec 1st, 2012

wakefieldproof @ProfessorMorrow I love to thumb through Wooden Boat Magazine. If I had the means, I’d build a wooden boat with a steam plant#steampunkchat -10:41 AM Dec 1st, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz 🙂 RT @ProfessorMorrow: I LOVE wooden devices. urge to hand-build pinhole cameras from wood was the birth of Prof. Morrow.#steampunkchat -10:41 AM Dec 1st, 2012

MichelV69 @Jenny_Schwartz My wife just bought a Victorian antique quilting frame… the gears on the roller mechanism are made of oak.#steampunkchat -10:41 AM Dec 1st, 2012

pjschnyder @mattdelman Hachi still makes me cry. I was thinking military dog, but Hachi… ;_; @Jenny_Schwartz @cassiecaine #steampunkchat -10:40 AM Dec 1st, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz @ProfessorMorrow Should some steampunk tech simply be unapologetically absurd? Alice in Wonderlandish? #steampunkchat -10:40 AM Dec 1st, 2012

cassiecaine @Jenny_Schwartz @wakefieldproof Hehe, steampunk wood :p#steampunkchat -10:40 AM Dec 1st, 2012

ProfessorMorrow I LOVE wooden devices. I think my urge to hand-build pinhole cameras at random from wood was the birth of Prof. Morrow.#steampunkchat -10:40 AM Dec 1st, 2012

pjschnyder @Jenny_Schwartz Agreed. #steampunkchat @wakefieldproof -10:40 AM Dec 1st, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz @mattdelman @cassiecaine I teared up just remembering. Yeah. #steampunkchat All those First World War stories #steampunkchat-10:39 AM Dec 1st, 2012

VonMalcolm Necessity (in the Steampunk Story) is the Mother of Invention.#SteampunkChat -10:39 AM Dec 1st, 2012

JackBateswrites @SteamworldChron Check out this: http://t.co/UVsQNWGN#steampunkchat -10:39 AM Dec 1st, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz @wakefieldproof Oh, lovely. I think steampunk often misses the role of wooden devices #steampunkchat -10:39 AM Dec 1st, 2012

mattdelman @Jenny_Schwartz @cassiecaine Like that story about Hachi? The dog who waited at the rail station for his owner who died?#steampunkchat -10:39 AM Dec 1st, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz @ProfessorMorrow I diagnose Magpie Curiosity & Collecting. I suffer from that 🙂 #steampunkchat -10:38 AM Dec 1st, 2012

ProfessorMorrow That’s for “my” actual maker stuff. For fiction I tend to go for a straight speculative approach or a moorcockian absurdity.#steampunkchat -10:38 AM Dec 1st, 2012

SteamworldChron @JackBateswrites Thanks! #steampunkchat -10:38 AM Dec 1st, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz @MichelV69 As a reader, I appreciate that coherence in tech and world #steampunkchat -10:38 AM Dec 1st, 2012

wakefieldproof @Jenny_Schwartz here in AK we have lots of 75-100yr old wooden boats. I love the lines and old engines/props/controls etc.#steampunkchat -10:38 AM Dec 1st, 2012

ProfessorMorrow I get inspired by all kinds of things. Individual stories, retro tech I’m stuck on, design themes I can’t get out of my head.#steampunkchat -10:38 AM Dec 1st, 2012

MichelV69 I like to approach my story from the perspective of “if it did exist, what does that do to the world it exists in”? #steampunkchat -10:37 AM Dec 1st, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz @ProfessorMorrow It’s good to have minions#steampunkchat -10:37 AM Dec 1st, 2012

MichelV69 @Jenny_Schwartz For me, it is mostly it’s world building. I like my “steam tech” to make some sense. #steampunkchat -10:37 AM Dec 1st, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz LOL that works! RT @cassiecaine: Usually it’s inspired by whatever is being a thorn in my side. #steampunkchat -10:37 AM Dec 1st, 2012

ProfessorMorrow I tend to carry 2-3 small devices. A handmade camera, suit, deathray, bag, maybe goggles. My minions get the heavy tech.#steampunkchat -10:37 AM Dec 1st, 2012

JackBateswrites @SteamworldChron Looks fascinating #steampunkchat -10:37 AM Dec 1st, 2012

cassiecaine Usually it’s inspired by whatever is being a thorn in my side.@Jenny_Schwartz #steampunkchat -10:36 AM Dec 1st, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz For inspiration I love museums…esp those with great websites http://t.co/t8p00B4f Vacuum Museum #steampunkchat -10:36 AM Dec 1st, 2012

SteamworldChron @wakefieldproof Thanks! You’ve been a great supporter of ours and we really appreciate it. #steampunkchat -10:36 AM Dec 1st, 2012

JackBateswrites @VonMalcolm Would have to be. Makes most sense.#steampunkchat -10:35 AM Dec 1st, 2012

wakefieldproof @pjschnyder the movie was quite the ride. lots of good visuals. #steampunkchat -10:35 AM Dec 1st, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz Okay, so what inspires your steampunk tech? whether you write about it or make it #steampunkchat -10:34 AM Dec 1st, 2012

VonMalcolm Professor Henry Jones would be The Gagdetologist?#SteampunkChat -10:34 AM Dec 1st, 2012

SteamworldChron @JackBateswrites those three words were the inspiration behind our steampunk adventure comic project #steampunkchat -10:34 AM Dec 1st, 2012

wakefieldproof @SteamworldChron Good to see you! Everyone needs to check out their project! #steampunkchat -10:34 AM Dec 1st, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz @ProfessorMorrow Understated villainy…can’t beat it!#steampunkchat -10:33 AM Dec 1st, 2012

SteamworldChron . @JackBateswrites you REALLY outta take a look at this then http://t.co/9Xh1mjWb #steampunkchat -10:33 AM Dec 1st, 2012

wakefieldproof @cassiecaine Yeah, to see that written down sounds silly.#steampunkchat -10:32 AM Dec 1st, 2012

pjschnyder @wakefieldproof I did like that section of SuckerPunch!#steampunkchat -10:32 AM Dec 1st, 2012

ProfessorMorrow One good thing about playing the villain for an SP group: The less obvious tech, the scarier you look to everyone else.#steampunkchat -10:32 AM Dec 1st, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz @pjschnyder @RobertCRomanJr LOL “Fortunately for him, Mad Scientists aren’t burdened with an overabundance of sanity.”#steampunkchat -10:32 AM Dec 1st, 2012

SteamworldChron RT @JackBateswrites: I keep wondering what a stmpnk Indiana Jones would have been like #steampunkchat -10:32 AM Dec 1st, 2012

wakefieldproof @Jenny_Schwartz if I remember correctly. Strange movie, way over the top, but kinda fun. #steampunkchat -10:31 AM Dec 1st, 2012

pjschnyder @JackBateswrites Would love to see that. #steampunkchat -10:31 AM Dec 1st, 2012

MichelV69 @Jenny_Schwartz … got those in my first novel. *grin*#steampunkchat -10:31 AM Dec 1st, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz @JackBateswrites Steampunk Indiana Jones? Irresistible!#steampunkchat -10:31 AM Dec 1st, 2012

pjschnyder Actually for #steampunk tech and holiday combo,@RobertCRomanJr has an interesting short story: http://t.co/1wt7pjHf#steampunkchat -10:31 AM Dec 1st, 2012

MichelV69 RT @Jenny_Schwartz: @MichelV69 Cool! Im waiting for breathing space over the holidays to read it 🙂 Looking forward to it #steampunkchat-10:30 AM Dec 1st, 2012

cassiecaine @wakefieldproof Were they also ninjas? They sound like they should also be ninjas. #steampunkchat -10:30 AM Dec 1st, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz @wakefieldproof Was there really? Haven’t seen the movie#steampunkchat -10:30 AM Dec 1st, 2012

JackBateswrites I keep wondering what a stmpnk Indiana Jones would have been like #steampunkchat -10:30 AM Dec 1st, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz @ProfessorMorrow There were a few things in the old theatre craft that competed for “stupid ways to die” #steampunkchat -10:30 AM Dec 1st, 2012

wakefieldproof did anyone mention the steampowered clockwork zombie nazis in the movie Suckerpunch? #steampunkchat -10:29 AM Dec 1st, 2012

JackBateswrites @pjschnyder Costuming/setting/the giant elephant hotel#steampunkchat -10:29 AM Dec 1st, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz @pjschnyder A military canine automaton…such a good idea! #steampunkchat -10:29 AM Dec 1st, 2012

ProfessorMorrow @JackBateswrites I don’t think so, I will though, just looked it up! #steampunkchat -10:29 AM Dec 1st, 2012

ProfessorMorrow Old dimmers are probably the most stupidly dangerous thing I can imagine. “DIp this wired copper plate into that water”#steampunkchat -10:29 AM Dec 1st, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz @steamboat28 Thanks for stopping in 🙂 Happy weekend!#steampunkchat -10:28 AM Dec 1st, 2012

pjschnyder @JackBateswrites Moulin Rouge? I think i need to rewatch it. It’s been a long time. #steampunkchat -10:28 AM Dec 1st, 2012

wakefieldproof @Jenny_Schwartz that sounds like a great list!#steampunkchat -10:28 AM Dec 1st, 2012

writelearndream RT @pjschnyder: Better Late than never to the#steampunkchat -10:28 AM Dec 1st, 2012

JackBateswrites #steampunkbackdrop in movies: Moulin Rogue#steampunkchat -10:28 AM Dec 1st, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz @MichelV69 Cool! I’m waiting for breathing space over the holidays to read it 🙂 Looking forward to it #steampunkchat -10:28 AM Dec 1st, 2012

pjschnyder @Jenny_Schwartz I did! #steampunkchat -10:27 AM Dec 1st, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz @wakefieldproof Steam boilers, clockwork, frivolity, duty, um…lots of stuff #steampunkchat -10:27 AM Dec 1st, 2012

MichelV69 @Jenny_Schwartz I have something similar in my latest novel. It’s the setting for part of the story. #steampunkchat -10:27 AM Dec 1st, 2012

pjschnyder Wait, someone mentioned a faithful dog? Heartbreaking!#steampunkchat Especially a military dog partner. -10:27 AM Dec 1st, 2012

steamboat28 Gotta jet, but I’ll catch up soon! Thanks, everyone!#steampunkchat -10:27 AM Dec 1st, 2012

JackBateswrites @ProfessorMorrow Ever see Topsy-Turvy? #steampunkchat-10:27 AM Dec 1st, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz @pjschnyder You made it! 🙂 #steampunkchat -10:27 AM Dec 1st, 2012

cassiecaine @mattdelman Who would be used to walking in one spot all day? Conan the Barbarian? #steampunkchat -10:27 AM Dec 1st, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz @ProfessorMorrow Yes! *punches air* I’d love to read that. Theatre & steampunk 🙂 #steampunkchat -10:27 AM Dec 1st, 2012

MichelV69 RT @ProfessorMorrow ”My Clockwork Minions are terribly dangerous for about….three more hours…” #steampunkchat -10:26 AM Dec 1st, 2012

Siri_Paulson @ProfessorMorrow I’d love to read that! Backstage, low-tech special effects, pulleys etc. … #steampunkchat -10:26 AM Dec 1st, 2012

pjschnyder Better Late than never to the #steampunkchat -10:26 AM Dec 1st, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz @VonMalcolm @steamboat28 I’d love to see a Caliphate steampunk story #steampunkchat -10:26 AM Dec 1st, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz @mattdelman @cassiecaine Inc’ing faithful dog waiting at grave…could spin off story of faithful automaton? #steampunkchat -10:26 AM Dec 1st, 2012

ProfessorMorrow I always thought there was room for showcasing how ridiculously deadly theater technology used to be with a steampunk story.#steampunkchat -10:26 AM Dec 1st, 2012

mattdelman @Jenny_Schwartz This is true. @cassiecaine. There have been entire stories written about duty. #steampunkchat -10:25 AM Dec 1st, 2012

wakefieldproof hello all. can someone get me up to speed? #steampunkchat-10:25 AM Dec 1st, 2012

ProfessorMorrow @Jenny_Schwartz That thing is adorable. #steampunkchatIf you can handle function following form it’s perfect! #steampunkchat -10:25 AM Dec 1st, 2012

VonMalcolm @Jenny_Schwartz @steamboat28 What Medieval ‘Empires’ would be best suited for Steampunk? Holy Roman, Caliphate, Mongol, Tang?#SteampunkChat -10:25 AM Dec 1st, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz @Siri_Paulson Glad you popped in to say hi#steampunkchat #lurkingisgood -10:24 AM Dec 1st, 2012

MichelV69 Random factoid: weight of the Frensel lense for lighthouse was turned by floating the frame in a track of liquid mercury … #steampunkchat-10:24 AM Dec 1st, 2012

Siri_Paulson #steampunkchat Lurking and listening. -10:24 AM Dec 1st, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz @mattdelman @cassiecaine Duty was also a huge theme of the Victorian Era. Interesting to explore #steampunkchat -10:24 AM Dec 1st, 2012

mattdelman @cassiecaine Because it’s not a lifestyle we’re used to …#steampunkchat -10:23 AM Dec 1st, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz What about frivolous? Playful reworkings of old tech?@vscotttheauthor ’s find of Tickertape Tweets http://t.co/TnL1aeF4#steampunkchat -10:23 AM Dec 1st, 2012

ProfessorMorrow ”My Clockwork Minions are terribly dangerous for about….three more hours…” #steampunkchat -10:23 AM Dec 1st, 2012

ProfessorMorrow I’m envisioning a “clockwork power plant.” One giant crank, which in turn turns a million smaller cranks. #steampunkchat#clockworkarmytake2 -10:22 AM Dec 1st, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz @cassiecaine Hey! Great minds 🙂 #steampunkchat -10:22 AM Dec 1st, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz @MichelV69 That makes such an interesting story…commitment, conflict. Very Victorian. Thx! #steampunkchat Love lighthouses -10:21 AM Dec 1st, 2012

cassiecaine @ProfessorMorrow @MichelV69 I’d love to read a story about that guy. I’m not sure why. He’d do the same thing all day. #steampunkchat-10:21 AM Dec 1st, 2012

MichelV69 @Jenny_Schwartz A lighthouse is a good example of a large scale clockwork. Every day the keeper has to crank the fall weight#steampunkchat -10:20 AM Dec 1st, 2012

ProfessorMorrow @MichelV69 That’s true! That makes the minimum power plant “some guy” and the maximum output “spring tension” by hard rules.#steampunkchat -10:19 AM Dec 1st, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz @steamboat28 I like that…giving space for speculation#steampunkchat Yeah, that’s a bit part of steampunk -10:19 AM Dec 1st, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz @MichelV69 I was thinking trapping kinetic energy and then only needing a top up…like people walking along belted footpath?#steampunkchat -10:18 AM Dec 1st, 2012

mattdelman @steamboat28 Theoretically, yes #steampunkchat -10:18 AM Dec 1st, 2012

cassiecaine RT @ProfessorMorrow: @Jenny_Schwartz ”Automata are the new zombies” should be a T-Shirt. #steampunkchat -10:18 AM Dec 1st, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz Go for it! RT @ProfessorMorrow: “Automata are the new zombies” should be a T-Shirt. #steampunkchat -10:18 AM Dec 1st, 2012

MichelV69 The problem is that clockwork isn’t a power plant, it’s a battery system. So you can’t just power something with clockwork. #steampunkchat-10:18 AM Dec 1st, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz @ProfessorMorrow *envy* I wish I had tech skills. Just don’t have the mind to “see” ideas and make them real. #steampunkchat -10:17 AM Dec 1st, 2012

steamboat28 @Jenny_Schwartz The idea in my head being, ultimately, that the absence of “modern” tech leaves folks open to other ideas.#steampunkchat -10:17 AM Dec 1st, 2012

ProfessorMorrow @Jenny_Schwartz ”Automata are the new zombies” should be a T-Shirt. #steampunkchat -10:17 AM Dec 1st, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz @steamboat28 Has anyone written an alchemical, medieval steampunk? #steampunkchat -10:17 AM Dec 1st, 2012

ProfessorMorrow My current offline project is a train with some clockwork. It’s very low key but exceptional in its own period/speculations.#steampunkchat -10:16 AM Dec 1st, 2012

steamboat28 @Jenny_Schwartz While there are many types of steampunk, I tend toward the kind with monsters and alchemy when brainstorming.#steampunkchat -10:16 AM Dec 1st, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz @ProfessorMorrow Automata are the new zombies for me — I decided after last week’s #steampunkchat So, clockwork forever! -10:16 AM Dec 1st, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz @steamboat28 @JackBateswrites Intrigued. Examples?#steampunkchat Mysticism in steampunk -10:15 AM Dec 1st, 2012

ProfessorMorrow Clockwork is good! There are intensely functional clockworks out there for hundreds Pre-Victorian years, that opens doors.#steampunkchat -10:14 AM Dec 1st, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz and on the purity of steampunk…I don’t care! No one’s depriving me of the Nantes elephant http://t.co/NBRPiipa #steampunkchat#defiant -10:14 AM Dec 1st, 2012

steamboat28 @JackBateswrites @Jenny_Schwartz All my favorite steampunk ideas involve mysticism of some sort. #steampunkchat -10:13 AM Dec 1st, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz @ProfessorMorrow Does it have to be steam? what about clockwork? #steampunkchat -10:13 AM Dec 1st, 2012

steamboat28 @mattdelman (though using homemade charcoal would theoretically be carbon neutral) #steampunkchat -10:12 AM Dec 1st, 2012

ProfessorMorrow You can then fuel it with, yes, as @steamboat28 and@mattdelman say any number of fuel sources based on your specific needs.#steampunkchat -10:12 AM Dec 1st, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz Bookmarked! thx RT @MichelV69: All – modern steam engine, if you haven’t heard of these guys: http://t.co/GlSUQjNt#steampunkchat -10:12 AM Dec 1st, 2012

cassiecaine @MichelV69 I’m digging that tech. #steampunkchat -10:11 AM Dec 1st, 2012

mattdelman @ProfessorMorrow Ah-yup. The fuel that creates the steam is immaterial. #steampunkchat -10:11 AM Dec 1st, 2012

ProfessorMorrow Without boiling down to a billion subgenre “rules” I think obviously the core piece of “acceptable” tech is the steam boiler.#steampunkchat -10:11 AM Dec 1st, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz @JackBateswrites I LOVE the idea: Wizardpunk#steampunkchat -10:10 AM Dec 1st, 2012

JackBateswrites @mattdelman And every time #steampunkchat -10:10 AM Dec 1st, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz @steamboat28 You know, that’s so blindingly obvious, I missed it #steampunkchat Any fuel…hmm -10:10 AM Dec 1st, 2012

JackBateswrites Or would Rowling be #wizardpunk? (I was going to say wizpunk but that seemed sophomoric) #steampunkchat -10:10 AM Dec 1st, 2012

MichelV69 All – modern steam engine, if you haven’t heard of these guys:http://t.co/uTGoNYDZ #steampunkchat -10:10 AM Dec 1st, 2012

steamboat28 @Jenny_Schwartz And the technologies don’t have to be estranged; a steam-powered generator can use almost any fuel.#steampunkchat -10:10 AM Dec 1st, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz @cassiecaine Hiya 🙂 #steampunkchat -10:09 AM Dec 1st, 2012

cassiecaine Hello steamy lovelies! #steampunkchat -10:09 AM Dec 1st, 2012

mattdelman Oh quantum dust … that stuff gets everywhere#steampunkchat -10:09 AM Dec 1st, 2012

JackBateswrites @Jenny_Schwartz I was thinking only of her pure imagination #steampunkchat -10:09 AM Dec 1st, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz @steamboat28 Fascinating…esp with rise of electric bikes. Just coming into fashion in my cnr of world #steampunkchat -10:09 AM Dec 1st, 2012

VonMalcolm Does creating Steampunk clothes, accessories, gadgets, etc. give one an advantage in writing Steampunk? #IWouldThinkSo#SteampunkChat -10:09 AM Dec 1st, 2012

JackBateswrites @ProfessorMorrow (Brushing off quantum dust) Welcome, Professor #steampunkchat -10:08 AM Dec 1st, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz @ProfessorMorrow Glad you made it! are you in one piece?#steampunkchat -10:08 AM Dec 1st, 2012

steamboat28 @Jenny_Schwartz especially with modern advancements in heating elements and such. #steampunkchat -10:08 AM Dec 1st, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz @JackBateswrites Interesting! I was thinking Verne’s successor wouldn’t be writing steampunk, but opening new world/genre#steampunkchat -10:08 AM Dec 1st, 2012

steamboat28 @Jenny_Schwartz Though they take longer to start, historically, steamcars/bikes are supposedly more efficient by far.#steampunkchat -10:08 AM Dec 1st, 2012

ProfessorMorrow Crashing through a quantum barrier into #steampunkchat-10:08 AM Dec 1st, 2012

JackBateswrites #Verne: JK Rowling #steampunkchat -10:07 AM Dec 1st, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz @steamboat28 apparently there were cool refinements in steam tech, just as they ditched it for diesel #steampunkchat -10:07 AM Dec 1st, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz @steamboat28 There was an article somewhere recently how steam trains shouldn’t have been ousted by diesel…or not so fast#steampunkchat -10:07 AM Dec 1st, 2012

steamboat28 @Jenny_Schwartz I’m interested in seeing a resurgence in steam-powered technology, as I’m told they still beat gasburners.#steampunkchat -10:06 AM Dec 1st, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz @VonMalcolm *checks off roll* Great! #steampunkchat :)-10:06 AM Dec 1st, 2012

VonMalcolm Present. #SteampunkChat -10:05 AM Dec 1st, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz @MichelV69 Verne had an awesome imagination. Who’s like him these days? #steampunkchat -10:05 AM Dec 1st, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz @steamboat28 Any sort of tech, or really, any topic. Looks like a quiet, relaxed hour #steampunkchat -10:05 AM Dec 1st, 2012

steamboat28 @Jenny_Schwartz I only say maybe because I may scoot soon, and I’m not sure what kind of steampunk tech we’re discussing. lol#steampunkchat -10:04 AM Dec 1st, 2012

MichelV69 @Jenny_Schwartz I am. As I said last week… it’s a favorite topic. I’m a bit “Vernian” that way. #steampunkchat -10:04 AM Dec 1st, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz @steamboat28 Maybe! Okay, I’ll settle for a maybe 🙂 #steampunkchat -10:03 AM Dec 1st, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz I’m hopeless at tech stuff, but fascinated by Maker Fairehttp://t.co/POMRARa7 Any steampunk makers? #steampunkchat -10:03 AM Dec 1st, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz So who’s here to discuss steampunk tech? #steampunkchat-10:02 AM Dec 1st, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz @MichelV69 Hi 🙂 #steampunkchat -10:00 AM Dec 1st, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz Welcome to #steampunkchat Roll call? -10:00 AM Dec 1st, 2012

MichelV69 Good evening, all! #steampunkchat -10:00 AM Dec 1st, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz 10 minutes till #steampunkchat – Steampunk technology: Limits? Inspiration? Cool things you’ve seen -9:50 AM Dec 1st, 2012

Ѕtеаmрunk Аs а LАRР Gаmе?

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Ѕtеаmрunk, а tеrm thаt саn bе usеd lооsеlу іn tеrms оf fісtіоn, hаs bееn аrоund sіnсе thе 1980’s. Rеmеmbеr thе 2003 fіlm Тhе Lеаguе оf Ехtrаоrdіnаrу Gеntlеmеn? Тhіs fіlm lіtеrаllу рорulаrіzеd thе stеаmрunk gеnrе. Іt іs lіstеd а sub-gеnrе оf fаntаsу аnd ехрlоrаtоrу fісtіоn. Whіlе stеаmрunk саn bе fоund іn аnу gеnrе, whеthеr іt bе hіstоrісаl, futurіstіс, оr gоth, оftеn thе еrа thаt stеаmрunk іs оftеn usеd іn wоuld bе thе 19th сеnturу, оr thе Vісtоrіаn еrа. Тhе рrеdоmіnаnt thеmе wоuld bе sсіеnсе fісtіоn оr fаntаsу, whеrе fісtіоnаl tесhnоlоgісаl іnvеntіоns wоuld bе сrеаtеd аnd usеd.

Ваsісаllу, stеаmрunk саn іnсludе аnу рrеvіоus оr rесеnt sсіеnсе fісtіоn thаt hаs tаkеn рlасе wіthіn оur сulturе. Fоr іnstаnсе, іt саn rеvоlvе аrоund thе еrа whеn еlесtrісіtу hаd уеt tо bе сrеаtеd аnd thе еmрhаsіs wаs рlасеd оn stеаm оr sрrіng gаdgеts. Іt rеvоlvеs аrоund аn еrа whеn а mаd sсіеntіst соuld bе fоund іn hіs dаrk lаbоrаtоrу сrеаtіng аnуthіng аnd еvеrуthіng іmаgіnаblе.

Тоdау, stеаmрunk іs nоt оnlу а lіtеrаrу gеnrе, but іt іs bесоmіng а сulturаl lіfеstуlе. Whіlе thеrе аrе nо rulеs оr guіdеlіnеs fоr stеаmрunk, іt іs gеnеrаllу fоllоwеd thаt іt fіnds іts bаsіs іn thе Vісtоrіаn аgе. Тhіs саn bе sееn іn thе fоundаtіоns оf аnу gаdgеt, іtеm оr аrtісlе thаt іs lаbеlеd аs stеаmрunk; whеthеr іt іs а bіnосulаr, а wаtсh, lіghtіng оr реttісоаts аnd bustlеs. Оftеn, аnуthіng lаbеlеd аs stеаmрunk wіll bе ассеntеd wіth а mіхturе оf tесhnоlоgісаl аnd реrіоd ассеssоrіеs. Еvеn а сеllрhоnе саn bе usеd аs а stеаmрunk оbјесt аs lоng аs іt іs mоdіfіеd tо lооk Vісtоrіаn.

Ѕtеаmрunk іs mаnу thіngs; іt аll dереnds оn thе fаn. Іt hаs bееn lаbеlеd аs аn іntеrsесtіоn оf tесhnоlоgу аnd rоmаnсе, а gеnrе оf fісtіоn, аn аеsthеtіс, musісаl stуlе аnd аn еvоlvіng sub-сulturе. Іt іs а stоrу thаt drаws thе rеаdеr іn untіl thеу fееl thеу аrе thе сhаrасtеr trуіng thеsе nеw іnvеntіоns fоr thеmsеlvеs. Іt іs аbоut tесhnоlоgу аnd sсіеnсе. Іt іs аbоut humаnіtу аt іts bаsіс fоrm, thе nееd tо іnvеnt, сrеаtе, tеll stоrіеs аnd grоw.

Rесеntlу а lоt оf LАRР (Lіvе Асtіоn Rоlе Рlау) рlауеrs hаvе stаrtеd tо сrеаtе gаmеs bаsеd оn thе Ѕtеаmрunk stуlе. Еvеn аt Саlіmасіl, LАRР Wеароn еnthusіаsts hаvе bееn аskіng whеn thеу wіll bеgіn tо сrеаtе а nеw Ѕtеаmрunk swоrd stуlе.

Transcript : August 24th, 2012: Summer News Roundup

Join us for the Summer News Roundup! Lots has happened this summer, we’ll discuss it all- the good, the bad, and the ugly.

To read the transcript in chronological order, start from the bottom and scroll up.

Update: #SteampunkChat has new hosts for the Fall/Winter session, with either myself (@artificer13) or @Jenny_Schwartz + guest at the helm.

cassiecaine @februarygrace I think “cogs willing” may be my new favorite phrase. #steampunkchat -9:10 PM Aug 24th, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz @RichardEPreston Yes!!! I was planning on reading/reviewing anyway. 🙂 #steampunkchat -9:10 PM Aug 24th, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz @FebruaryGrace ‘Night 🙂 #steampunkchat -9:10 PM Aug 24th, 2012

FebruaryGrace Goodnight #steampunkchat! See you all next week, cogs willing and the gears don’t seize… -9:10 PM Aug 24th, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz @artificer13 @cassiecaine & anyone who wants to co-host with me (I know, scary!) is welcome. Tweet me! #steampunkchat -9:09 PM Aug 24th, 2012

artificer13 @cassiecaine I’m hashing out autumn/winter schedules now. I’ll be hosting w/ @Jenny_Schwartz doing a monthly installment #steampunkchat -9:09 PM Aug 24th, 2012

cassiecaine @artificer13 Thanks once again for hosting! Any word on the topic next week? Punting pundits, perhaps? 😉 #steampunkchat -9:07 PM Aug 24th, 2012

MichelV69 @artificer13 As always, thanks very much for hosting. I look forward to it every week. #steampunkchat -9:06 PM Aug 24th, 2012

RichardEPreston @artificer13 @cassiecaine @MichelV69 LOL #steampunkchat -9:06 PM Aug 24th, 2012

RichardEPreston @artificer13 Thanks for hosting a fun chat as always! #steampunkchat -9:06 PM Aug 24th, 2012

FebruaryGrace @artificer13 Thanks for another great chat and a special thank you to everyone for all the RTs tonight, they are appreciated! #steampunkchat -9:05 PM Aug 24th, 2012

artificer13 @RichardEPreston I can think of many a pundit I’d like to punt for distance. @cassiecaine @MichelV69 #steampunkchat -9:05 PM Aug 24th, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz @artificer13 Just “thank you” 🙂 Another lovely #steampunkchat hour -9:05 PM Aug 24th, 2012

artificer13 Alrighty folks, that’s our hour. Any closing thoughts, witticisms, etc? #steampunkchat -9:04 PM Aug 24th, 2012

steamboat28 @VonMalcolm Thanks. I actually kinda needed that. #steampunkchat -9:04 PM Aug 24th, 2012

oddmonstr @MichelV69 @artificer13 Where are these pundits saying this? #steampunkchat -9:04 PM Aug 24th, 2012

artificer13 @DelilahSDawson many thanks, there are several other versions coming to #teslacon to my booth. https://t.co/71H1FyFT #steampunkchat -9:03 PM Aug 24th, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz RT @artificer13: @DelilahSDawson these? https://t.co/71H1FyFT For @bionicunicorn. #steampunkchat -9:02 PM Aug 24th, 2012

DelilahSDawson @artificer13 Yes! Those are so freakin’ cool. Well played, sir. #steampunkchat -9:02 PM Aug 24th, 2012

RichardEPreston @Jenny_Schwartz @VonMalcolm Yup #steampunkchat -9:02 PM Aug 24th, 2012

artificer13 @cassiecaine pundits? I wanna be a pundit (or at least a punter) @michelv69 #steampunkchat -9:02 PM Aug 24th, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz @VonMalcolm Writing and chatting is an impossible challenge for me. #steampunkchat -9:02 PM Aug 24th, 2012

cassiecaine @michelv69 Who are these pundits? I want to yell at them! #steampunkchat -9:01 PM Aug 24th, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz @VonMalcolm Thank you! *huge smiley face* Cover is by @CrocoDesigns who are brilliant #steampunkchat -9:01 PM Aug 24th, 2012

RichardEPreston @oddmonstr @artificer13 @soulswallo I like the topic: “Automaton orgasm – myth or reality?” There’s an SP discussion for ya #steampunkchat -9:01 PM Aug 24th, 2012

artificer13 @DelilahSDawson these? https://t.co/71H1FyFT For @bionicunicorn. #steampunkchat -9:00 PM Aug 24th, 2012

VonMalcolm @Jenny_Schwartz Nice, Elegant -not easy to pull off in SP #SteampunkChat (I’m behind here- writing & chatting is proving to be a challenge.) -9:00 PM Aug 24th, 2012

FebruaryGrace @oddmonstr @Jenny_Schwartz That’s awesome that you like to review! Thank you for doing it! It’s an under–appreciated art. #steampunkchat -9:00 PM Aug 24th, 2012

artificer13 @oddmonstr that would be excellent. I’ll see what we’ve got cooking. #steampunkchat -8:59 PM Aug 24th, 2012

NicoleLuiken RT @Jenny_Schwartz: Shameless self-promo: Have cover for “Courting Trouble”. Out Oct 1 http://t.co/Yzub2C9f on Goodreads #steampunkchat #BustlepunkChronicles -8:59 PM Aug 24th, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz @cassiecaine Fab news! #steampunkchat -8:59 PM Aug 24th, 2012

OutreachNerd RT @cassiecaine: ZOMG NEWS! http://t.co/zPvtRQcE The Tesla Museum reached its funding goal, and is still rising! #steampunkchat -8:59 PM Aug 24th, 2012

RichardEPreston @artificer13 @DelilahSDawson @Jenny_Schwartz NEAT-O! #steampunkchat -8:59 PM Aug 24th, 2012

DelilahSDawson @artificer13 I was thinking of the ones that looked like Merman Sparta, with the little shell shapes. They stuck with me. #steampunkchat -8:59 PM Aug 24th, 2012

artificer13 @MichelV69 That presupposes that we have “Natural” identities. I don’t think I do. #steampunkchat #steampunk #problems -8:59 PM Aug 24th, 2012

theresabreaux RT @cassiecaine: ZOMG NEWS! http://t.co/zPvtRQcE The Tesla Museum reached its funding goal, and is still rising! #steampunkchat -8:59 PM Aug 24th, 2012

FebruaryGrace @MichelV69 I understand. Everyone has so much going on, myself too. Thanks! #steampunkchat -8:58 PM Aug 24th, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz @FebruaryGrace @MichelV69 It’s only a matter of copying Goodreads review across. Must be my congenital laziness #steampunkchat Will try! -8:58 PM Aug 24th, 2012

oddmonstr @artificer13 #steampunkchat Was debating earlier w/@soulswallo: use of paranormal elements vs straight gadgetry in steampunk; maybe next wk? -8:58 PM Aug 24th, 2012

cassiecaine ZOMG NEWS! http://t.co/zPvtRQcE The Tesla Museum reached its funding goal, and is still rising! #steampunkchat -8:58 PM Aug 24th, 2012

theresabreaux @steamholmes as a native I’m skeptical… #detective #steampunkchat -8:58 PM Aug 24th, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz @oddmonstr @FebruaryGrace Since I resolved to review…I have even more respect for reviewers. Is a tough gig! #steampunkchat -8:58 PM Aug 24th, 2012

artificer13 @DelilahSDawson gladly-greaves: http://t.co/EYEn2Cx1 gauntlets http://t.co/EuFgrIS7 @RichardEPreston #steampunkchat @Jenny_Schwartz -8:58 PM Aug 24th, 2012

FebruaryGrace @Jenny_Schwartz @MichelV69 If you are going to do just one review, I meant. Amazon ones are tied to sales rank. #steampunkchat -8:57 PM Aug 24th, 2012

MichelV69 @artificer13 Starting to worry about the “artificial identity crisis” that SP pundits claim we’re having. #steampunkchat -8:57 PM Aug 24th, 2012

DelilahSDawson News: nothing but Dragon*Con for the next week. I’ve got to steampunk a magic wand and make a witch hat. #steampunkchat -8:57 PM Aug 24th, 2012

SteamHolmes What do you think of the Huck Finn & Tom Sawyer Steampunk New Orleans TV show recently announced? #detective #steampunkchat -8:57 PM Aug 24th, 2012

FebruaryGrace @Jenny_Schwartz @MichelV69 It’s hard, I know, people are so busy. I think Amazon helps more tho to be honest! #steampunkchat -8:57 PM Aug 24th, 2012

oddmonstr @FebruaryGrace @Jenny_Schwartz I’d love to review! Hence I’m hanging out over here kind of quiet during self-promo time #steampunkchat -8:57 PM Aug 24th, 2012

MichelV69 @FebruaryGrace The only reason I haven’t done more is that I’m so farking busy. DM me and we can talk about your book. #steampunkchat -8:56 PM Aug 24th, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz @FebruaryGrace @MichelV69 Only problem is I review on Goodreads & tend to forget to copy to Amazon. Sorry in advance 🙂 #steampunkchat -8:55 PM Aug 24th, 2012

VonMalcolm @steamboat28 I hate this quote, but “Good writers borrow from other writers. Great writers steal from them outright.” -Sorkin #SteampunkChat -8:55 PM Aug 24th, 2012

artificer13 Closing 5min – speed round. What is news to you? #steampunkchat -8:55 PM Aug 24th, 2012

MichelV69 RT @Pahua: Working on a SP essay, looking for ppl willling to be interviewed bout their thoughts on the mvmnt: pahua13@gmail #steampunkchat -8:54 PM Aug 24th, 2012

DelilahSDawson @artificer13 So put up more pics of those awesome greaves you did. Those were so cool! @RichardEPreston @Jenny_Schwartz #steampunkchat -8:54 PM Aug 24th, 2012

DieDie4000 @unwoman Awesome! I’m currently working on an Alice Return to Madness steampunk costume for it. See pic #steampunkchat http://t.co/mlKeln2t -8:54 PM Aug 24th, 2012

MichelV69 @Pahua I’ll be happy to talk with you. Check your email later tonight. #steampunkchat -8:54 PM Aug 24th, 2012

FebruaryGrace @Jenny_Schwartz @MichelV69 Bless your heart, it seems no one wants to review! Thank you for doing it for somebody! LOL #steampunkchat -8:54 PM Aug 24th, 2012

Pahua Working on a SP essay, looking for ppl willling to be interviewed bout their thoughts on the mvmnt contact me pahua13@gmail #steampunkchat -8:53 PM Aug 24th, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz @RichardEPreston @DelilahSDawson That is shamefully 😉 true! #steampunkchat -8:53 PM Aug 24th, 2012

artificer13 @RichardEPreston I currently have nothing to promote, and am still shameless 😉 @Jenny_Schwartz @DelilahSDawson #steampunkchat -8:53 PM Aug 24th, 2012

RichardEPreston @artificer13 My SP series is Chronicles of the Pneumatic Zeppelin out from 47North (Amazon’s new imprint) this spring #steampunkchat #shill -8:53 PM Aug 24th, 2012

MichelV69 RT @FebruaryGrace: Look inside on Amazon to read the first 4 chapters of GODSPEED…heres a link to that http://t.co/ElRWVASi #steampunkchat -8:53 PM Aug 24th, 2012

unwoman @DieDie4000 yes! I am looking forward to rocking some extra gothiness at #steamcon this year. #steampunkchat -8:52 PM Aug 24th, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz @MichelV69 I’ll review … reviewing is my 2012 resolution 🙂 #steampunkchat -8:52 PM Aug 24th, 2012

FebruaryGrace To get the free MOBI, EPub or PDF file you just have to email me. Or you can buy it for 99 cents on Amazon if you prefer LOL #steampunkchat -8:52 PM Aug 24th, 2012

MichelV69 @Jenny_Schwartz Let me know what you think! #steampunkchat -8:51 PM Aug 24th, 2012

RichardEPreston @Jenny_Schwartz @DelilahSDawson #steampunkchat SP is a great forum for shamelessness! -8:51 PM Aug 24th, 2012

FebruaryGrace Also you can ‘look inside’ on Amazon to read the first 4 chapters of GODSPEED…here’s a link to that http://t.co/J2l2yx2l #steampunkchat -8:51 PM Aug 24th, 2012

MichelV69 RT @FebruaryGrace: Personal news, I am giving away eBook copies of my SP/Lit romance hybrid GODSPEED to anyone who wants one. #steampunkchat -8:51 PM Aug 24th, 2012

VonMalcolm @DelilahSDawson Whoa, I like the title and the cover! #SteampunkChat -8:51 PM Aug 24th, 2012

theresabreaux RT @Jenny_Schwartz: #theSauderDiaries Bought! Looks great adventure RT @MichelV69: http://t.co/4B78i2Y5 #steampunkchat -8:50 PM Aug 24th, 2012

theresabreaux RT @DelilahSDawson: Oh, we’re shilling? My book 2 cover: http://t.co/7OhBLKSB #steampunkchat -8:50 PM Aug 24th, 2012

artificer13 I’m anxiously awaiting that, + 1.5 due out soon! RT @DelilahSDawson: Oh, were shilling? My book 2 cover: http://t.co/nMYYaGrb #steampunkchat -8:49 PM Aug 24th, 2012

MichelV69 RT @DelilahSDawson: My book 2 cover: http://t.co/YHoY6ynM #steampunkchat -8:49 PM Aug 24th, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz @DelilahSDawson Shilling with style 🙂 Thx everyone who RTd my shamelessness #steampunkchat -8:49 PM Aug 24th, 2012

SteamHolmes MT @FebruaryGrace: .. right now I am giving away eBook copies of my SP/Lit romance hybrid GODSPEED to anyone who wants one. #steampunkchat -8:49 PM Aug 24th, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz #theSauderDiaries Bought! Looks great adventure RT @MichelV69: http://t.co/4B78i2Y5 #steampunkchat -8:48 PM Aug 24th, 2012

DelilahSDawson Oh, we’re shilling? My book 2 cover: http://t.co/7OhBLKSB #steampunkchat -8:48 PM Aug 24th, 2012

FebruaryGrace Thank you for the kind RTs everyone #Steampunkchat -8:48 PM Aug 24th, 2012

SteamHolmes RT @Jenny_Schwartz Shameless self-promo: Have cover for “Courting Trouble”. Out Oct 1 http://t.co/tzccKpY0 on Goodreads #steampunkchat -8:48 PM Aug 24th, 2012

unwoman @artificer13 yes! I’d be all over Up In the Aether con if I weren’t doing @ClockwrkAlchemy (my awesome friends) a 2nd year. #steampunkchat -8:47 PM Aug 24th, 2012

MichelV69 @cassiecaine Airship Ambassador is good. #steampunkchat -8:47 PM Aug 24th, 2012

MichelV69 @Jenny_Schwartz http://t.co/Ea4jx5Gs #steampunkchat -8:47 PM Aug 24th, 2012

cassiecaine @michaelv69 You made me remember a question – is there any site that keeps a list of recent/upcoming SP book releases? #steampunkchat -8:46 PM Aug 24th, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz @MichelV69 Link? #steampunkchat -8:46 PM Aug 24th, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz @steamboat28 Woot! Congrats 🙂 #steampunkchat -8:46 PM Aug 24th, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz @artificer13 Never mind, Tom 😉 #steampunkchat -8:45 PM Aug 24th, 2012

steamboat28 @Jenny_Schwartz …so I still sort of feel like, as Gaiman said, I’m “getting away with something.” #steampunkchat -8:45 PM Aug 24th, 2012

steamboat28 @Jenny_Schwartz Well, part of it is that I’ve just *recently* turned my writing from hobby to income… #steampunkchat -8:45 PM Aug 24th, 2012

MichelV69 @artificer13 Well, my #steampunk novel, #theSauderDiaries was re-released this summer after sorting out the artwork debacle. #steampunkchat -8:45 PM Aug 24th, 2012

artificer13 RT @Jenny_Schwartz: Shameless self-promo: Have cover for “Courting Trouble”. Out Oct 1 http://t.co/Yzub2C9f on Goodreads #steampunkchat #BustlepunkChronicles -8:45 PM Aug 24th, 2012

artificer13 RT @Jenny_Schwartz: Personal projects? I noticed lots of romance publishers now list steampunk as a wanted genre 🙂 #steampunkchat Very happy bout that! -8:45 PM Aug 24th, 2012

FebruaryGrace Personal news, right now I am giving away eBook copies of my SP/Lit romance hybrid GODSPEED to anyone who wants one. #Steampunkchat -8:44 PM Aug 24th, 2012

artificer13 @Jenny_Schwartz bugger! If only I could write romance instead of being the dry, technical “Tom Clancy” of #steampunk! 😉 #steampunkchat -8:44 PM Aug 24th, 2012

cassiecaine @steamboat28 @artificer13 Good to know; I’d not heard of him before and thought you might be using some shorthand. Thanks! 🙂 #steampunkchat -8:44 PM Aug 24th, 2012

RichardEPreston RT @Jenny_Schwartz: Shameless self-promo: Have cover for “Courting Trouble”. Out Oct 1 http://t.co/Yzub2C9f on Goodreads #steampunkchat #BustlepunkChronicles -8:44 PM Aug 24th, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz @steamboat28 I doubt you’re copying. Strong story ideas just feel as if someone must have written them already 🙂 #Steampunkchat Write on! -8:44 PM Aug 24th, 2012

RichardEPreston RT @Jenny_Schwartz: Personal projects? I noticed lots of romance publishers now list steampunk as a wanted genre 🙂 #steampunkchat Very happy bout that! -8:44 PM Aug 24th, 2012

SteamHolmes Noble Beast Books will launch a Kickstarter campaign for their Steam Patriots book app project in Sept #steampunkchat -8:44 PM Aug 24th, 2012

artificer13 RT @RichardEPreston: @artificer13 #steampunkchat I have an SP book coming out but not until next spring. -8:44 PM Aug 24th, 2012

FebruaryGrace Ugh I forgot the hashtag #Steampunkchat Take two… -8:44 PM Aug 24th, 2012

steamboat28 @Jenny_Schwartz I have the hardest time writing any of the SP ideas that pop into my head; I always feel like a copycat. #steampunkchat -8:43 PM Aug 24th, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz Shameless self-promo: Have cover for “Courting Trouble”. Out Oct 1 http://t.co/Yzub2C9f on Goodreads #steampunkchat #BustlepunkChronicles -8:43 PM Aug 24th, 2012

artificer13 @cassiecaine He’s “Mr. B, the Gentleman Rhymer” the chap-hop nemesis of @Prof_Elemental (professor elemental) #steampunkchat -8:43 PM Aug 24th, 2012

RichardEPreston @artificer13 #steampunkchat I have an SP book coming out but not until next spring. -8:43 PM Aug 24th, 2012

MichelV69 RT @Jenny_Schwartz: I noticed lots of romance publishers now list steampunk as a wanted genre 🙂 Very happy bout that! #steampunkchat -8:43 PM Aug 24th, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz Personal projects? I noticed lots of romance publishers now list steampunk as a wanted genre 🙂 #steampunkchat Very happy bout that! -8:42 PM Aug 24th, 2012

steamboat28 @cassiecaine in my opinion, it’s short for “Brilliant!” but I’m not sure, officially. #steampunkchat -8:42 PM Aug 24th, 2012

cassiecaine @artificer13 Is Mr B short for something? #steampunkchat -8:41 PM Aug 24th, 2012

RichardEPreston @Jenny_Schwartz @artificer13 #steampunkchat I entered the SP community this spring it was a great, warm welcome. And thanks to many in here. -8:41 PM Aug 24th, 2012

artificer13 What about personal news? Anyone have projects to report on? Fiction, craft, etc? #steampunkchat -8:41 PM Aug 24th, 2012

artificer13 @steamboat28 “The Tweed Album” is very solid, overall #steampunkchat -8:40 PM Aug 24th, 2012

FebruaryGrace RT @artificer13: @Jenny_Schwartz That’s one of the best things of Steampunk- a great, inclusive crowd. #steampunkchat -8:39 PM Aug 24th, 2012

steamboat28 @artificer13 super excited about more Mr B, though. #steampunkchat -8:38 PM Aug 24th, 2012

steamboat28 @artificer13 I love Abney Park’s music, but have mostly stopped paying attention to their social media outlets. #steampunkchat -8:38 PM Aug 24th, 2012

cassiecaine Any con recommendations for the northeast that are not SPWF (already go to that one :p)? #steampunkchat -8:37 PM Aug 24th, 2012

artificer13 @Jenny_Schwartz That’s one of the best things of Steampunk- a great, inclusive crowd. #steampunkchat -8:37 PM Aug 24th, 2012

artificer13 In other news, new music from Abney Park, Mr. B., upcoming @prof_elemental, Melting Clock. LOTS of good tunes. #steampunkchat -8:37 PM Aug 24th, 2012

DelilahSDawson @unwoman Dragon*Con! AnachroCon! And I’ve heard good things about ConCarolinas & ContTemporal. I hope we do STEAMfest again. #steampunkchat -8:36 PM Aug 24th, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz @RichardEPreston @artificer13 Story is important. I also think that sense of welcome. Hope that stays. Place for everyone #steampunkchat -8:36 PM Aug 24th, 2012

MichelV69 @unwoman #steamcon is my annual thing. #steampunkchat -8:34 PM Aug 24th, 2012

artificer13 @unwoman obviously there is the new “Up in the Aether” to replace World Steam Expo. That’s big news! #steampunkchat -8:34 PM Aug 24th, 2012

RichardEPreston @Jenny_Schwartz @artificer13 Call me naive, but imo if steampunk tells great stories, wider audience will come #steampunkchat #fieldofdreams -8:34 PM Aug 24th, 2012

steamboat28 @artificer13 Thanks. Now I have to find a way to go. =P #steampunkchat -8:34 PM Aug 24th, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz @artificer13 Unique selling point. Gotcha #steampunkchat -8:33 PM Aug 24th, 2012

unwoman #steampunkchat on a lighter note, what cons are y’all going to/excited about coming up? -8:33 PM Aug 24th, 2012

artificer13 @Jenny_Schwartz It’s the only “full immersion” #steampunk event in the world (to date) #teslacon #steampunkchat #steampunkchat -8:33 PM Aug 24th, 2012

artificer13 @unwoman but is it politics, or an abuse of the “system”? There is a BIG difference @steamboat28 #steampunkchat -8:32 PM Aug 24th, 2012

cassiecaine @unwoman Perhaps it seems so much larger because it spans a lot of physical distance. #steampunkchat -8:32 PM Aug 24th, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz @artificer13 Word of mouth? or what driving success? Lots of hard work #steampunkchat -8:32 PM Aug 24th, 2012

unwoman @steamboat28 I meant it: our scene is smaller than academia, which has been made fun of for vicious politics vs. low stakes. #steampunkchat -8:31 PM Aug 24th, 2012

MichelV69 @DelilahSDawson Ditto. I found out about it when I first saw the “declaration” #steampunkchat -8:30 PM Aug 24th, 2012

artificer13 @MichelV69 @Jenny_Schwartz it’s basically doubled in capacity each of it’s 3 years now. #teslacon #steampunkchat -8:30 PM Aug 24th, 2012

DelilahSDawson Funny thing is, I’m a writer and a steampunk, and I’m on Goodreads, and I had *never* heard of the list until this kerfuffle. #steampunkchat -8:30 PM Aug 24th, 2012

MichelV69 @artificer13 That is -remarkably- good news for the vitality of #steampunk scene. Lots peeps willing to spend $$ to travel. #steampunkchat -8:29 PM Aug 24th, 2012

artificer13 @RichardEPreston “Lantern City” potentially coming to TV as well. #steampunkchat #Mainstream -8:29 PM Aug 24th, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz @artificer13 Wow! that’s a huge achievement #steampunkchat -8:28 PM Aug 24th, 2012

steamboat28 @unwoman or were you referring to something more specific, and I’m just sleep deprived? #steampunkchat -8:28 PM Aug 24th, 2012

steamboat28 @unwoman Is it? People still labor under the assumption that SP isn’t “big”, and I don’t think that’s the case at all. #steampunkchat -8:28 PM Aug 24th, 2012

artificer13 @MichelV69 ~1,300 more than double last year. #teslacon #steampunkchat -8:27 PM Aug 24th, 2012

MichelV69 @unwoman Isn’t that the jest, tho: “Our battles are so passionate because the stakes are so low and the crowd so small?” #steampunkchat -8:27 PM Aug 24th, 2012

unwoman @MichelV69 I mean, our scene is small. The stakes are so low. We shouldn’t take ourselves so seriously. #steampunkchat -8:26 PM Aug 24th, 2012

MichelV69 @artificer13 Wow! How many places were there? #steampunkchat -8:25 PM Aug 24th, 2012

artificer13 @cassiecaine True, but it’s part of the summer news round up. In other news- Teslacon is sold out 3.5 mths in advance #steampunkchat -8:25 PM Aug 24th, 2012

RichardEPreston @cassiecaine I agree- time to move on #steampunkchat – but it was quite helpful to me since I’m so out of it! -8:24 PM Aug 24th, 2012

DaleSRogers RT @JonathanGunson: Steam powered Dalek will sort em out http://t.co/mogS6IN3 #steampunkchat -8:24 PM Aug 24th, 2012

MichelV69 @unwoman Very agreed. #steampunkchat -8:24 PM Aug 24th, 2012

cassiecaine Not that I’m trying to tell anyone with an opinion on this to shut up, of course 😉 I’m just curious about other news 😉 #steampunkchat -8:23 PM Aug 24th, 2012

RichardEPreston @RichardEPreston (SP) Compiled #steampunkchat -8:23 PM Aug 24th, 2012

MichelV69 RT @RichardEPreston: Any TOP LIST complied by people with a vested interest in the outcome should always be suspect. #steampunkchat -8:23 PM Aug 24th, 2012

cassiecaine We had a whole discussion about the Goodreads thing here at one point; anyone interested can check out the archive. #steampunkchat -8:23 PM Aug 24th, 2012

JonathanGunson Steam powered Dalek will sort em out http://t.co/mogS6IN3 #steampunkchat -8:23 PM Aug 24th, 2012

unwoman @MichelV69 @artificer13 but I think those pedestals are often overexaggerated, best ignored rather than publicly villified. #steampunkchat -8:22 PM Aug 24th, 2012

theresabreaux @michelv69 @artificer13 Too true #steampunkchat #pedestals -8:22 PM Aug 24th, 2012

RichardEPreston @steamboat28 Any TOP LIST complied by people with a vested interest in the outcome should always be suspect. #steampunkchat -8:22 PM Aug 24th, 2012

steamboat28 @john_zeleznik story of my life, mate. lol #steampunkchat -8:22 PM Aug 24th, 2012

jeffreynbaker @DelilahSDawson I’ve run out of steam for today. #steampunkchat -8:21 PM Aug 24th, 2012

john_zeleznik I should be writing but…well I’m not. #steampunkchat -8:21 PM Aug 24th, 2012

MichelV69 @artificer13 The bottom line is that celebs are put on pedestals by the people around them, & can be removed just as quick #steampunkchat -8:21 PM Aug 24th, 2012

artificer13 @Jenny_Schwartz indeed! We’ll shortly see if a being can exist solely on the interwebz and still remain an “influence” #steampunkchat -8:20 PM Aug 24th, 2012

steamboat28 …but you have to keep in mind that with that voice, you have a responsibility to the community; not the other way ’round. #steampunkchat -8:20 PM Aug 24th, 2012

steamboat28 @artificer13 Precisely. There’s nothing wrong with being a community voice, or self-promotion, but… #steampunkchat -8:20 PM Aug 24th, 2012

RichardEPreston @john_zeleznik Hullo John! #steampunkchat -8:20 PM Aug 24th, 2012

RichardEPreston @steamboat28 Looks to me like Evelyn Kreite is a real piece of crap … #steampunkchat -8:20 PM Aug 24th, 2012

john_zeleznik I’m really looking forward to the fourth Hunchback book from @arthurslade #steampunkchat -8:19 PM Aug 24th, 2012

cassiecaine @steamboat28 …opinion, I think it’s good that the community is strong enough to say “enough”. #steampunkchat -8:19 PM Aug 24th, 2012

artificer13 @steamboat28 IMO, it’s the height of manipulation, to be a “Community” voice and jank it for self promotion. #steampunkchat -8:18 PM Aug 24th, 2012

theresabreaux @steamboat28 my thoughts, sad, inevitable and “Are we who are ‘part of the problem’ really going to let this ruin our day?” #steampunkchat -8:18 PM Aug 24th, 2012

cassiecaine @steamboat28 SP doesn’t come down from some source on high; we all decide what it is. If one person tries to force their… #steampunkchat -8:18 PM Aug 24th, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz @artificer13 Interesting. Intersection between internet happenings and real life gatherings #steampunkchat -8:18 PM Aug 24th, 2012

john_zeleznik Been a while good folks. #steampunkchat -8:18 PM Aug 24th, 2012

artificer13 Part of the fall out of this is that World Steam Expo will not be back, but “Up in the Aether” will be taking it’s place #steampunkchat -8:17 PM Aug 24th, 2012

MsMycroftHolmes Good Evening #Steampunkchat -8:17 PM Aug 24th, 2012

steamboat28 So, while I’m catching up, what do we think about this, individually? #steampunkchat -8:17 PM Aug 24th, 2012

RichardEPreston @cassiecaine Thanks Cassie you are a real steam peach! #steampunkchat -8:14 PM Aug 24th, 2012

SteamHolmes We could be concerned about our collective reputation. Who is causing this…kerfuffle? #steampunkchat -8:14 PM Aug 24th, 2012

MichelV69 @unwoman http://t.co/Aa1f4LR6 … great toy #steampunkchat -8:14 PM Aug 24th, 2012

cassiecaine @richardepreston Evelyn Kriete & the Goodreads thing, but also makes a statement for any similar behavior going forward. #steampunkchat -8:13 PM Aug 24th, 2012

cassiecaine @richardepreston …won’t be invited as guests, etc. to cons. Not banned as attendees, though. Was specifically about… #steampunkchat -8:13 PM Aug 24th, 2012

RichardEPreston @SteamHolmes Whazzup Steam? Seven Percent Solution, Wot? #steampunkchat -8:12 PM Aug 24th, 2012

steamboat28 @artificer13 The fact that it’s a problem with/for the community is what makes it an SP problem, imo. #steampunkchat -8:12 PM Aug 24th, 2012

cassiecaine @richardepreston Several SP cons got together to publicly state that if someone causes problems in the community, they… #steampunkchat -8:12 PM Aug 24th, 2012

FebruaryGrace @steamboat28 @artificer13 Me too, no idea what it’s all about #Steampunkchat -8:11 PM Aug 24th, 2012

unwoman @steamboat28 I have a cheap consumer record player from the 90s, it still sounds great. #steampunkchat -8:11 PM Aug 24th, 2012

SteamHolmes Hello steampunk chatters! #steampunkchat -8:11 PM Aug 24th, 2012

DelilahSDawson @artificer13 Oh, lordy. Kerfuffle is the perfect words for that. #steampunkchat -8:11 PM Aug 24th, 2012

RichardEPreston @artificer13 @DelilahSDawson What was the Open Letter of steampunk cons about?? #steampunkchat or a link to it if too long to explain -8:11 PM Aug 24th, 2012

MichelV69 @cassiecaine This I’ll agree to. Whatever community it happens in, needs to police itself to be credible. #steampunkchat -8:11 PM Aug 24th, 2012

artificer13 @MichelV69 but the fact that it was perpetrated by a “mover/shaker/Professional Promoter” of SP MAKES it an SP problem #steampunkchat -8:11 PM Aug 24th, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz @MichelV69 @artificer13 Nice point. Not unique to steampunk #steampunkchat -8:10 PM Aug 24th, 2012

cassiecaine It’s heartening to see the community police itself in some manner, though. #steampunkchat -8:10 PM Aug 24th, 2012

artificer13 @DelilahSDawson opening discussion is the goodreads kerfuffle and the Open Letter of SP cons. #steampunkchat -8:10 PM Aug 24th, 2012

RichardEPreston @DelilahSDawson Hi Delilah! #steampunkchat -8:10 PM Aug 24th, 2012

MichelV69 @artificer13 Oddly enough, I don’t view this as a #steampunk problem. It’s an #indiePublishing prob, & a big #goodreads prob #steampunkchat -8:09 PM Aug 24th, 2012

RichardEPreston @artificer13 I hate to say I don’t know what that is #steampunkchat #hangsheadinsteamshame -8:09 PM Aug 24th, 2012

FebruaryGrace @MichelV69 Thank you very much! #Steampunkchat -8:09 PM Aug 24th, 2012

theresabreaux @artificer13 “kerffuffle” is the nice word right? #steampunkchat -8:09 PM Aug 24th, 2012

steamboat28 @artificer13 guess I’m out of the loop on that one. *reads* #steampunkchat -8:08 PM Aug 24th, 2012

MichelV69 @FebruaryGrace Glad you could make it! #steampunkchat -8:08 PM Aug 24th, 2012

DelilahSDawson Hi, y’all. What’s the coggity happs? #steampunkchat -8:08 PM Aug 24th, 2012

artificer13 Hullo, all. Obviously 1 of the biggest stories in SP is the Goodreads kerfuffle and the “Open Letter” http://t.co/5PQ7KRbZ #steampunkchat -8:07 PM Aug 24th, 2012

FebruaryGrace Sorry I’m late everyone, I’m out of it tonight, but present and trying to do my best to participate :~) #Steampunkchat -8:07 PM Aug 24th, 2012

MichelV69 @unwoman I’ve currently got your “Trouble” EP on loop. #marvyGoodMusic #steampunkchat -8:06 PM Aug 24th, 2012

cassiecaine @jonathangunson That’s amazing! #steampunkchat -8:06 PM Aug 24th, 2012

RichardEPreston @unwoman @MichelV69 Nice! #steampunkchat -8:06 PM Aug 24th, 2012

steamboat28 @unwoman I miss vinyl. My collection is gone, and even if I had it, I’d have no means of playing it. #steampunkchat -8:06 PM Aug 24th, 2012

RichardEPreston @JonathanGunson @MichelV69 Wow will check it out! #steampunkchat -8:05 PM Aug 24th, 2012

unwoman @MichelV69 you know I’m doing great tonight! Listening to my vinyl test pressing for The Fires I Started. #steampunkchat -8:05 PM Aug 24th, 2012

RichardEPreston @Jenny_Schwartz Yes will wonders never cease? lol #steampunkchat -8:04 PM Aug 24th, 2012

JonathanGunson @MichelV69 Assume you’ve seen ‘Diesel City’ site? Flip the ‘book’ pages in ‘large’ format. Incredible http://t.co/qwoack3N #Steampunkchat -8:04 PM Aug 24th, 2012

cassiecaine @michelv69 Chomping at the bit for guild wars 2 to launch. Thankfully, I have this chat to keep me occupied 🙂 #steampunkchat -8:04 PM Aug 24th, 2012

RichardEPreston @Jenny_Schwartz @artificer13 That is normal, right? lol #steampunkchat -8:04 PM Aug 24th, 2012

RichardEPreston @theresabreaux @artificer13 Hello everyone! #steampunkchat -8:03 PM Aug 24th, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz @RichardEPreston How are you? You made it on time! 🙂 #steampunkchat -8:03 PM Aug 24th, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz @RichardEPreston @artificer13 Me? Happy winter’s over. Not so happy it’s hayfever season 🙂 #steampunkchat Oh, & I’m also #offtopic 🙂 -8:03 PM Aug 24th, 2012

steamboat28 Hola, folkies! #steampunkchat -8:02 PM Aug 24th, 2012

theresabreaux @artificer13 Hiya #steampunkchat -8:02 PM Aug 24th, 2012

MichelV69 Good evening, all. How’s everyone this evening? #steampunkchat -8:02 PM Aug 24th, 2012

RichardEPreston @Jenny_Schwartz @artificer13 Hi Jenny how are you!? #steampunkchat -8:02 PM Aug 24th, 2012

RichardEPreston @cassiecaine #steampunkchat Hi Cassie! -8:02 PM Aug 24th, 2012

RichardEPreston @artificer13 Whazzup Arti? #steampunkchat -8:01 PM Aug 24th, 2012

RichardEPreston @artificer13 Hello all steampunkchatters #steampunkchat here we go! -8:01 PM Aug 24th, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz @artificer13 If I shout out “Winter’s nearly over” it’ll just derail things 🙂 Will listen quietly #steampunkchat -8:01 PM Aug 24th, 2012

cassiecaine *wave* #steampunkchat -8:01 PM Aug 24th, 2012

artificer13 Greetings all! Tonite we cover all the good, bad, & ugly #steampunk news of the summer. Who is on-board? #steampunkchat -8:00 PM Aug 24th, 2012

artificer13 RT @MichelV69: #steampunkchat starting in about 10 minutes. Should be a fun hour. -7:58 PM Aug 24th, 2012

theresabreaux RT @MichelV69: #steampunkchat starting in about 10 minutes. Should be a fun hour. -7:53 PM Aug 24th, 2012

MichelV69 #steampunkchat starting in about 10 minutes. Should be a fun hour. -7:47 PM Aug 24th, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz RT @artificer13: 1hr until #Steampunkchat! Topic- Summer News Roundup! Lots has happened this summer, we’ll discuss it all http://t.co/LyCQVZR8 chat… … -7:03 PM Aug 24th, 2012

artificer13 1hr until #Steampunkchat! Topic- Summer News Roundup! Lots has happened this summer, we’ll discuss it all http://t.co/LyCQVZR8 chat… … -7:02 PM Aug 24th, 2012

HOW STEAMPUNK SCREWS WITH VICTORIAN GENDER NORMS

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Original Article by Molly Westerman in BitchMedia.Org.

During the quarter century since novelist K.W. Jeter playfully invented the term “steampunk,” the neo-Victorian movement has grown into a full-blown literary genre and an energetic subculture. Steampunk is airships and corsets and bizarre glowing weapons. It’s gears and top hats and goggles and mechanical butlers. It’s no-nonsense pistol-toting female scientists and the oppressive cultural restraints that tries to shape them into proper ladies.

We can find steampunk in novels and comics (The Anubis Gates, the Clockwork Century series, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen), television series and films (The Adventures of Brisco County JuniorWild Wild WestHugo), and material culture (faux-antique octopus jewelry, DIY bustles, brass-and-leather flight goggles). In steampunk, gender and sexuality are always loaded. They have to be. Steampunk is an aesthetic where masculine and feminine are clearly visually defined. It’s a high-contrast, gendered aesthetic: ladies and gentlemen, soft and hard, frills and metal, shiny and tarnished, pastel parlors and dirty back streets, conformity and individualism, the past and the future all wrapped up in one.

But while steampunk revels in the gendered aesthetics of the Victorian era, many people use steampunk to play with those categories. In many steampunk texts, objects, and garments, masculinity and femininity are more like design elements than like absolutes of nature—which makes gender more fluid and far less moralizing than the nostalgic style might initially suggest.

Defining any genre is tricky, and steampunk is new enough to be foggier than most. Steampunk is a little bit alternate history and a little bit science fiction. Although steampunk-like texts were produced way earlier (and enthusiasts claim precursors all the way back to Jules Verne), the word didn’t even exist until the 1980s. Further complicating matters, “steampunk” isn’t just a literary genre. It’s also fashion, music, art, erotica, movies, television shows, comic books, games, and—naturally—sex toys. Continue reading

Transcript: October 7th, 2011—Steampunk Music

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Such a well-attended chat on Steampunk Music tonight—the stream just flew and we were honored so many top notch steampunk musicians joined us to share their passion for what they do!

Sadly, Twitter has put a freeze on copying and pasting tweets to blogs citing it as an abuse of their API Terms of Service. None of us would mind that if Twitter’s search feature showed all the tweets, but they only show a selection.

I did, however, find a British site that archives tweets – they just don’t allow me to download or copy and paste the results. So although I can’t post the transcript in its entirety here,  you can read the full transcript at: http://goo.gl/hGV1S

There were 14,063 tweets!

Transcript: June 24th, 2011—Alternatives to Brass: Steampunk Materials

Read from the bottom for chronological order!

jhameia Don’t forget, one more week to submit to #steampunkshakespeare, k?! IN CASE YOU FORGOT >:{ #steampunkchat -8:02 PM Jun 24th, 2011

steampunkcom An architecture day would be interesting too. #steampunkchat -8:01 PM Jun 24th, 2011

BoArthur I vote we do discuss Tesla on another night, and remember, Steampunk is more than just Brass! #steampunkchat -8:01 PM Jun 24th, 2011

mattdelman Thanks every one for joining us! #steampunkchat -8:01 PM Jun 24th, 2011

elainelowe @jhameia I fully support an electricity day. I <3 tesla madly. #steampunkchat -8:00 PM Jun 24th, 2011 steampunkcom Brass and wood aren’t everything (although you wouldn’t know it from my avatar :-/ ). #steampunkchat -8:00 PM Jun 24th, 2011 jhameia We might have to make Tesla a topic for another night, since we’re running out of time tonight! Any last words? #steampunkchat -7:59 PM Jun 24th, 2011 elainelowe ok, I’m back. Tesla! I’m in love with Tesla. I want a working version of the Wardenclyffe tower. Eiffel could do that. #steampunkchat -7:58 PM Jun 24th, 2011 steampunkcom Interesting. Eiffel tried to build a French Panama canal. I hadn’t thought of the steampunk potential of that project. Hmm! #steampunkchat -7:58 PM Jun 24th, 2011 BoArthur @steampunkcom oh most definitely there is a story in that. As well as the idea of Eiffel and Tesla building a superweapon. #steampunkchat -7:57 PM Jun 24th, 2011 steampunkcom @BoArthur It would have been beautiful and crazy. “Eiffel at Wardenclyffe”… there’s a story in there, I bet. #steampunkchat -7:56 PM Jun 24th, 2011 BoArthur especially if the got together to fight off the Austrians and Ottomans from Serbia! Forget the Maginot Line… #steampunkchat -7:56 PM Jun 24th, 2011 jhameia @BoArthur @steampunkcom What a thought! A deathray Eiffel tower? #steampunkchat -7:55 PM Jun 24th, 2011 qling @jhameia #steampunkchat I dunno.. I imagined them to be brown, but got no further as my rehearsal is distracting me ^^;; -7:55 PM Jun 24th, 2011 BoArthur @steampunkcom one wonders if Tesla and Eiffel had gotten together what sort of tesla coil could’ve been made? #steampunkchat -7:53 PM Jun 24th, 2011 steampunkcom Ivory, I suppose, and unreinforced concrete (probably not for the same purposes of course). #steampunkchat -7:53 PM Jun 24th, 2011 steampunkcom And iron of course. The Eiffel Tower was 1889, right? Beautiful structure. #steampunkchat -7:52 PM Jun 24th, 2011 jhameia @BoArthur That’s a great summation of all the materials we’ve discussed tonight! #steampunkchat -7:52 PM Jun 24th, 2011 BoArthur @steampunkcom fibreglass existed, & so many things, ceramics, gutta percha/latex, bamboo, steel plate timberclads-much indeed #steampunkchat -7:46 PM Jun 24th, 2011 steampunkcom @jhameia I was hoping for something more imaginative. 🙂 #steampunkchat -7:46 PM Jun 24th, 2011 steampunkcom The 1900s here in Pittsburgh were about glass, steel, coal, aluminum, and electricity. #steampunkchat -7:46 PM Jun 24th, 2011 jhameia @steampunkcom They are called corsets, which is all that needs to be said. #steampunkchat -7:45 PM Jun 24th, 2011 steampunkcom Bakelite, some other early plastics, aluminum by the end of the 1900s. Probably some interesting glass developments. #steampunkchat -7:44 PM Jun 24th, 2011 steampunkcom More seriously, there were more materials available back then than I used to think. #steampunkchat -7:43 PM Jun 24th, 2011 jhameia @BoArthur @steampunkcom It’s more like we’re all coming from very different perspectives on what we want to do. #steampunkchat -7:43 PM Jun 24th, 2011 steampunkcom I still haven’t seen any discussion of alternatives to bras. Just sayin’. #steampunkchat -7:43 PM Jun 24th, 2011 BoArthur @steampunkcom, that or I suggested a quickly discussed and finished topic. #steampunkchat -7:41 PM Jun 24th, 2011 jhameia @steampunkcom I’m quiet because I have no idea how to approach the topic XD #steampunkchat -7:41 PM Jun 24th, 2011 steampunkcom Awfully quiet in here… everyone off watching the New York vote? #steampunkchat -7:40 PM Jun 24th, 2011 steampunkcom @BoArthur Well, I would hope so. We aren’t savages after all! 🙂 #steampunkchat -7:39 PM Jun 24th, 2011 BoArthur @steampunkcom just don’t forget that no matter the punk, goggles and boots are required. 😉 #steampunkchat -7:38 PM Jun 24th, 2011 steampunkcom Ecopunk vs Biopunk, huh? And here I just heard about farmpunk. #TooManyPunksToCount #steampunkchat -7:36 PM Jun 24th, 2011 jhameia @qling and what would panda goggles be made of? o.o #steampunkchat -7:26 PM Jun 24th, 2011 qling @jhameia #steampunkchat adorable! And re: the brass alternative topic, consider BrassGoggles. Now, imagine PandaGoggles. -7:24 PM Jun 24th, 2011 ConvertingMe @jhameia @BoArthur Ecopunk is more realistic #steampunkchat -7:24 PM Jun 24th, 2011 jhameia @BoArthur @ConvertingMe It sounds very biopunk ^^ #steampunkchat -7:23 PM Jun 24th, 2011 BoArthur @urban_refugee agreed, it sounds great, and if it were in freshwater, the bamboo could grow itself for a while. #steampunkchat -7:19 PM Jun 24th, 2011 jhameia @qling Naw, she takes care of Viceroy Chang. This regal panda: http://bit.ly/lgMUjR #steampunkchat -7:18 PM Jun 24th, 2011 mattdelman @elainelowe @urban_refugee Suuure it is. Heh #steampunkchat -7:15 PM Jun 24th, 2011 elainelowe @urban_refugee it’s not my plot! I write romance….it’s jsut a place to help others plot, ain’t it? #steampunkchat -7:13 PM Jun 24th, 2011 mattdelman @BoArthur @dawnmetcalf Heh. Just making sure. #steampunkchat -7:13 PM Jun 24th, 2011 ConvertingMe @urban_refugee @BoArthur @dawnmetcalf @elainelowe 24 inches a day http://bit.ly/mTaNad #steampunkchat -7:13 PM Jun 24th, 2011 elainelowe @BoArthur @ConvertingMe I’m thinking sequoias or baobob trees #steampunkchat -7:11 PM Jun 24th, 2011 qling @jhameia is @writersyndrome the viceroy? I hadn’t heard of this! 😀 but srsly you can get giant panda rides at zoos in china. #steampunkchat -7:10 PM Jun 24th, 2011 BoArthur @mattdelman @dawnmetcalf well, yes, hence the Botanical part. #steampunkchat -7:10 PM Jun 24th, 2011 BoArthur @ConvertingMe that’s a brilliant idea! Growing a ship like a bonsai! Kona wood maybe? #steampunkchat -7:10 PM Jun 24th, 2011 mattdelman @BoArthur @dawnmetcalf Except, you know, without animals being vivisected and going crazy. #steampunkchat -7:10 PM Jun 24th, 2011 BoArthur @dawnmetcalf @mattdelman it’s like a botanical Island of Doctor Moreau…. #steampunkchat -7:09 PM Jun 24th, 2011 elainelowe @qling too cute…couldn’t go anywhere without fleet of onlookers cooing at them #steampunkchat -7:08 PM Jun 24th, 2011 mattdelman @elainelowe @jhameia Hmm … sounds like a good thought experiment. How to figure out the ballast for a bamboo ship … #steampunkchat -7:08 PM Jun 24th, 2011 jhameia @qling The Viceroy may have an objection to that @writersyndrome #steampunkchat -7:08 PM Jun 24th, 2011 ConvertingMe @BoArthur @dawnmetcalf @urban_refugee Grow the whole ship and shape it/form it in greenhouse like bonsai tree #steampunkchat@mattdelman -7:07 PM Jun 24th, 2011 qling #steampunkchat you know, all this talk of bamboo could lead to carriages drawn by steampunk pandas. -7:07 PM Jun 24th, 2011 elainelowe @mattdelman @jhameia I’m not certain about the ballast, it’s just tickling the back of my brain as an issue #steampunkchat -7:07 PM Jun 24th, 2011 mattdelman @BoArthur @dawnmetcalf Genetic engineering at its finest! Designing new woods to be as strong as metal. #steampunkchat -7:06 PM Jun 24th, 2011 BoArthur @dawnmetcalf that’s beautiful. Could we have giant greenhouses with hardwoods trying to grow new, stronger woods? #steampunkchat -7:05 PM Jun 24th, 2011 dawnmetcalf Okay, thunderstorm is overhead and I’m powering down. Thanks for a wonderfully interesting #steampunkchat -7:05 PM Jun 24th, 2011 LiaKeyes @dawnmetcalf @BoArthur ABSOLUTELY! Greenhouses, crystal palaces, hothouses… #steampunkchat -7:05 PM Jun 24th, 2011 dawnmetcalf @BoArthur Then again, what’s more Victorian than giant greenhouses? #steampunkchat -7:04 PM Jun 24th, 2011 dawnmetcalf @BoArthur There are a couple types of hardy bamboo that grow out here in New England. (Hubby dreams of planting a grove.) #steampunkchat -7:03 PM Jun 24th, 2011 BoArthur Would the bamboo be prompted to sprout because of the humidity? is it like cedar that way? #steampunkchat -7:01 PM Jun 24th, 2011 mattdelman @BoArthur That’s entirely possible. Who’s to say there wouldn’t be new alloys developed? #steampunkchat -7:01 PM Jun 24th, 2011 BoArthur Could they develop some other alloy earlier, what with all the makerism? #steampunkchat -7:00 PM Jun 24th, 2011 mattdelman @elainelowe @jhameia Why? Assuming you have a good enough seal, I can’t think of ballast issues off hand. #steampunkchat -7:00 PM Jun 24th, 2011 dawnmetcalf @urban_refugee BTW, we may not be seeing your tweet contributions without the #steampunkchat hashtag. <:-) -7:00 PM Jun 24th, 2011 elainelowe @urban_refugee #steampunkchat a true timberclad would be a formidable military boat on a river or calmer water -6:59 PM Jun 24th, 2011 BoArthur @john_zeleznik exciting all the same. Eagerly awaited. Where do you see them restoring divine right, or trying to? #steampunkchat -6:58 PM Jun 24th, 2011 mattdelman @jhameia Thanks for that 😉 #steampunkchat -6:58 PM Jun 24th, 2011 elainelowe @jhameia @mattdelman I adore the bamboo think. Would have ballast issues though #steampunkchat -6:57 PM Jun 24th, 2011 elainelowe @dawnmetcalf @urban_refugee lacquer for an entire boat would be difficult. you could always blame alchemy #steampunkchat -6:57 PM Jun 24th, 2011 jhameia @mattdelman s’cos you’re no bamboopunk. I forgive you. #steampunkchat -6:57 PM Jun 24th, 2011 dawnmetcalf @elainelowe @urban_refugee What about lacquer? Does that work? Some other treatment? (Could just say “alchemically treated”?) #steampunkchat -6:56 PM Jun 24th, 2011 john_zeleznik @BoArthur It’s still in a gestation period rt now. I’ve got pcs imagined: gathering the “team,” some horrible act of terror. #steampunkchat -6:56 PM Jun 24th, 2011 elainelowe @BoArthur fiberglass was invented in the 1890s I think. Fiberglass could be steampunk actually #steampunkchat -6:55 PM Jun 24th, 2011 mattdelman @jhameia @dawnmetcalf You know, I’d forgotten about bamboo as a buoyant material. #steampunkchat -6:55 PM Jun 24th, 2011 elainelowe @urban_refugee #steampunkchat the wood, coated with pitch, would last a heck of a lot longer than it takes metal to corrode.Easy to replace -6:54 PM Jun 24th, 2011 jhameia @mattdelman @dawnmetcalf Bamboo is pretty awesome too. #steampunkchat -6:54 PM Jun 24th, 2011 BoArthur @john_zeleznik that sounds like quite the intriguing story! #steampunkchat -6:54 PM Jun 24th, 2011 BoArthur Seafaring…something like the ironclads? Could ceramic be made large enough? Would it be advisable? #steampunkchat -6:54 PM Jun 24th, 2011 mattdelman I’d think the only part of an oceangoing vessel that needs to be metal would be the engine and right around it. #steampunkchat -6:53 PM Jun 24th, 2011 john_zeleznik @BoArthur I could. Thinking about a fight with a group trying to re-establish divine right. #steampunkchat -6:52 PM Jun 24th, 2011 mattdelman RT @elainelowe: @dawnmetcalf always a problem given corrosion. I vote timberclads. Metal inside, wood outside to protect against the seawater #steampunkchat -6:51 PM Jun 24th, 2011 elainelowe @dawnmetcalf @KarstenKnight Oh, Pele as a teenager. That would be cool. Or frightening. Goddess kept stealing husbands #steampunkchat -6:51 PM Jun 24th, 2011 mattdelman @dawnmetcalf There’s always wood like the old paddleboats. I know the Egyptians used reeds. #steampunkchat -6:51 PM Jun 24th, 2011 elainelowe @dawnmetcalf always a problem given corrosion. I vote timberclads. Metal inside, wood outside to protect against the seawater #steampunkchat -6:50 PM Jun 24th, 2011 ConvertingMe RT @dawnmetcalf: @elainelowe Nice! Have you pre-ordered @KarstenKnight‘s WILDEFIRE? Volcano g-ddess YA FTW! #steampunkchat -6:49 PM Jun 24th, 2011 dawnmetcalf @ConvertingME Love. It. #steampunkchat -6:49 PM Jun 24th, 2011 BoArthur @john_zeleznik that would be a truly awesome story. If you could have John browning involved somehow… #steampunkchat -6:48 PM Jun 24th, 2011 dawnmetcalf But back to materials: what about good seafaring vessel stuff? #steampunkchat -6:48 PM Jun 24th, 2011 dawnmetcalf @elainelowe Nice! Have you pre-ordered @KarstenKnight‘s WILDEFIRE? Volcano g-ddess YA FTW! #steampunkchat -6:47 PM Jun 24th, 2011 ConvertingMe @dawnmetcalf We shall be here waiting @mattdelman #steampunkchat -6:47 PM Jun 24th, 2011 john_zeleznik @dawnmetcalf I imagine it like GI Joe in a steampunk age, so lots of military stuff. #steampunkchat -6:47 PM Jun 24th, 2011 dawnmetcalf @mattdelman @ConvertingME LOL! When I get the two UFs, the alt-near-future scifi & the other steampunk ms done! #steampunkchat -6:47 PM Jun 24th, 2011 ConvertingMe @dawnmetcalf Yes and something with marble and turkish rugs #steampunkchat -6:46 PM Jun 24th, 2011 elainelowe btw, I’m researching a non-steampunk but 1889 romance set in Hawaii – hence I knwo the history well #steampunkchat -6:46 PM Jun 24th, 2011 BoArthur @elainlowe and now you see why I haven’t written that story. #steampunkchat -6:45 PM Jun 24th, 2011 dawnmetcalf @john_zeleznik That’s just excellent! #steampunkchat -6:45 PM Jun 24th, 2011 mattdelman @dawnmetcalf @ConvertingME OK, I really want to read that now. When are you going to write it, Dawn? #steampunkchat -6:45 PM Jun 24th, 2011 ConvertingMe RT @elainelowe: @BoArthur more accurate would be Queen Liliuokalani leading a steampunk force against the sugar barons! #steampunkchat -6:45 PM Jun 24th, 2011 dawnmetcalf Oooo! RT @elainelowe: @BoArthur more accurate would be Queen Liliuokalani leading a steampunk force against the sugar barons! #steampunkchat -6:45 PM Jun 24th, 2011 elainelowe @john_zeleznik @dawnmetcalf oh, I’d love a Teddy Roosevelt at the head of an army of steampunk elephants! #steampunkchat -6:45 PM Jun 24th, 2011 dawnmetcalf @mattdelman @ConvertingME Rich fabrics, hot spices, elephant automata, water pipes, Turkish baths… *sigh* #steampunkchat -6:44 PM Jun 24th, 2011 elainelowe @BoArthur more accurate would be Queen Liliuokalani leading a steampunk force against the sugar barons! #steampunkchat -6:44 PM Jun 24th, 2011 steampunk22 @dawnmetcalf @mattdelman @vonslatt You can totally do hawaiin steampunk. Lap steels are hawaiian! : http://bit.ly/lRNQ0W #steampunkchat -6:43 PM Jun 24th, 2011 BoArthur @dawnmetcalf Oooh Ottoman Steampunk would be AWESOME. I can see them riding stirling engined camels against Persia/Russia #steampunkchat -6:43 PM Jun 24th, 2011 vonslatt @mattdelman Yeah! A rock and a slingshot would take out an unprotected boiler! #steampunkchat -6:43 PM Jun 24th, 2011 mattdelman @BoArthur Ooo … that sounds AWESOME. #steampunkchat -6:43 PM Jun 24th, 2011 elainelowe @BoArthur he didn’t repel them, he invited them in – counterforce to arguing chiefs #steampunkchat -6:42 PM Jun 24th, 2011 john_zeleznik @dawnmetcalf I’m still in the early stages of my Teddy Roosevelt steampunk action hero idea! #steampunkchat -6:42 PM Jun 24th, 2011 elainelowe ceramic matrix composites are incredible useful – carbon fibers are actually a form of this. Could also embed silk. #steampunkchat -6:42 PM Jun 24th, 2011 jhameia @dawnmetcalf Ohh, glasswork, YES please <3 #steampunkchat -6:42 PM Jun 24th, 2011 mattdelman @dawnmetcalf Ottoman Steampunk would be brilliant to see. #steampunkchat -6:42 PM Jun 24th, 2011 BoArthur Can’t you see King Kamehameha leading a rebellion using kona woods & steam power from the volc’s to repel the colonialists? #steampunkchat -6:42 PM Jun 24th, 2011 ConvertingMe @dawnmetcalf Ottoman #steampunkchat would be extremely fun -6:42 PM Jun 24th, 2011 dawnmetcalf @BoArthur Purple heartwood, bloodwood, there are some great colors and richness out there that’s tough! #steampunkchat -6:41 PM Jun 24th, 2011 mattdelman @vonslatt That was actually part of the attraction of designing it. There were going to be tons of explosions in that story. #steampunkchat -6:41 PM Jun 24th, 2011 dawnmetcalf @mattdelman I still dream of doing an Ottoman steampunk. Although my current idea is more Euro-centric…at least on land. #steampunkchat -6:40 PM Jun 24th, 2011 vonslatt @mattdelman Hmmm, The boiler would have to be perfect, the slight flaw and BOOM! #steampunkchat -6:40 PM Jun 24th, 2011 BoArthur Isn’t kona wood really really hard? Hardwoods would make a great material! #steampunkchat -6:39 PM Jun 24th, 2011 dawnmetcalf @steampunk22 @vonslatt Although volcanic glass…obsidian and glasswork… #steampunkchat -6:39 PM Jun 24th, 2011 mattdelman @dawnmetcalf @steampunk22 @vonslatt Why not? You could totally do a Hawaiian steampunk #steampunkchat -6:39 PM Jun 24th, 2011 BoArthur @dawnmetcalf I could see giant land vehicles roaming the American Plains and Australia like that #steampunkchat -6:39 PM Jun 24th, 2011 dawnmetcalf @steampunk22 @vonslatt My brother’s guitar is kona wood w/ inlaid mother of pearl. But I don’t think of Hawaii as steampunk! #steampunkchat -6:38 PM Jun 24th, 2011 mattdelman @urban_refugee Always glad to generate ideas! #steampunkchat -6:38 PM Jun 24th, 2011 mattdelman @vonslatt Ceramics struck me as best able to withstand the heat needed to generate steampower. #steampunkchat -6:37 PM Jun 24th, 2011 dawnmetcalf @BoArthur I was *just* thinking about that! The smooth lines were elegantly surreal. #steampunkchat -6:37 PM Jun 24th, 2011 john_zeleznik @dawnmetcalf Big slabs of steel, bolts of iron, things like that…and the dress of the 1920s is what I think of. #steampunkchat -6:37 PM Jun 24th, 2011 mattdelman @vonslatt I was building it for the Egyptian side of the Final War of the Roman Republic. Octavian vs. Cleopatra/Antony #steampunkchat -6:36 PM Jun 24th, 2011 BoArthur @dawnmetcalf that would be amazing. I LOVED the ceramic looking car that Nemo had in LEG. The dual drive wheels were AWESOME. #steampunkchat -6:36 PM Jun 24th, 2011 ConvertingMe So, once again I’m trying to do too much #maddow, #steampunkchat, Princess’ woes and waiting for #MBFGW, and this forsaken spreadsheet! -6:36 PM Jun 24th, 2011 steampunk22 Thumbs up for wood! @vonslatt #steampunkchat Solid ash legs for my cathedral guitar amp: http://instagr.am/p/GT789/ -6:36 PM Jun 24th, 2011 vonslatt @mattdelman That sounds like a bomb! Bronze would work though. #steampunkchat -6:35 PM Jun 24th, 2011 BoArthur Ceramic! Ooohh. Hadn’t thought of that. That’s awesome. I could see all sorts of joints and stuff done with ceramic. #steampunkchat -6:34 PM Jun 24th, 2011 dawnmetcalf @BoArthur Ooo! Could you imagine something paneled in birdseye maple? *rubs hands together in glee* #steampunkchat -6:34 PM Jun 24th, 2011 mattdelman @urban_refugee I’d conceived of a ceramic boiler for a Roman Republic $steampunk story. #steampunkchat -6:33 PM Jun 24th, 2011 dawnmetcalf @mattdelman Depends on whether there was good material for shock absorbers around. See discussion point on latex, etc. #steampunkchat -6:33 PM Jun 24th, 2011 BoArthur Don’t see why we couldn’t have the shocks they used for carriages of the days…just a different enclosure. #steampunkchat -6:33 PM Jun 24th, 2011 mattdelman @urban_refugee Ceramic can be darn strong if you get the strength right. #steampunkchat -6:32 PM Jun 24th, 2011 vonslatt #steampunkchat Oh! Let us not forget nature’s own composite: wood! Some cars are still made with ash frames. -6:32 PM Jun 24th, 2011 jhameia @mattdelman It sort of reminds me of the Mythbusters episode where they bullet-proofed a car with telephone books. #steampunkchat -6:32 PM Jun 24th, 2011 mattdelman @dawnmetcalf Why couldn’t you include shock absorbers in it? What’s the limitations of the material that makes that true? #steampunkchat -6:32 PM Jun 24th, 2011 jhameia @mattdelman But if you were making it just for show, I’m sure you could make it work. #steampunkchat -6:31 PM Jun 24th, 2011 BoArthur Studebakers were made of wood, why not some other material? Fits the maker bent of steampunk, IMHO. #steampunkchat -6:31 PM Jun 24th, 2011 jhameia @mattdelman Exactly. You could conceivably make a car out of tortoiseshell but it wouldn’t last in, say, a gunfight. #steampunkchat -6:31 PM Jun 24th, 2011 LiaKeyes @sarahketley All the best, Sarah! May your wedding day be filled with good food, wine and friends. Throwing rice your way! #steampunkchat -6:31 PM Jun 24th, 2011 dawnmetcalf @mattdelman It *could* but you wouldn’t want to see it crash and think of a Boneshaker: the lack of shocks would be a killer! #steampunkchat -6:31 PM Jun 24th, 2011 mattdelman @ConvertingMe Primary material. #steampunkchat -6:31 PM Jun 24th, 2011 mattdelman @jhameia Fair enough. The important question is could it work? #steampunkchat -6:30 PM Jun 24th, 2011 BoArthur I don’t see why a vehicle couldn’t be made out of such things. It’d be something impressive, I would think. #steampunkchat -6:30 PM Jun 24th, 2011 ConvertingMe @mattdelman Encased or as primary material? #steampunkchat -6:30 PM Jun 24th, 2011 sarahketley Many apologies for #steampunkchat today, I am at my WEDDING rehearsal for tomorrow’s wedding Talk later (scheduled post) -6:30 PM Jun 24th, 2011 jhameia @mattdelman That’s why I asked: What are we building? #steampunkchat -6:29 PM Jun 24th, 2011 jolantru @mattdelman Why not? #steampunkchat -6:29 PM Jun 24th, 2011 LiaKeyes @mattdelman Too brittle, but knobs and handles could be made from them. #steampunkchat -6:29 PM Jun 24th, 2011 vampSaam Lol! You never know, there may be Steampunk hobbits out there…RT @vonslatt #steampunkchat er hobbyists not Hobbits -6:29 PM Jun 24th, 2011 BoArthur Gutta percha is a type of latex, used for preformed furniture and for electric insulation as well. #steampunkchat -6:28 PM Jun 24th, 2011 mattdelman Here’s a thought: Could a steampunk vehicle be built out of tortoiseshell? Or amber? Or ceramic? #steampunkchat -6:28 PM Jun 24th, 2011 LiaKeyes The blacksmith I grew up next to has moved but still in business here: http://www.jhporter.co.uk/History.html #steampunkchat -6:28 PM Jun 24th, 2011 mattdelman RT @LiaKeyes: Watching a blacksmith fold, mold and beat metal is magic. A lump can become filigreed iron railings before your eyes. #steampunkchat -6:27 PM Jun 24th, 2011 LiaKeyes Watching a blacksmith fold, mold and beat metal is magic. A lump can become filigreed iron railings before your eyes. #steampunkchat -6:26 PM Jun 24th, 2011 vonslatt @kentkb There was an exhibit at the museum of Sci & Industry in London, it was craftsman/art noveau/deco, quite lovely! #steampunkchat -6:25 PM Jun 24th, 2011 mattdelman @vonslatt I was going to say … can we buy this stuff from Samwise? heh #steampunkchat -6:25 PM Jun 24th, 2011 LiaKeyes @vonslatt I love Hobbitses! Grew up in a cobbled mews in London, with a forge opposite our flat. Never needed an alarm in am! #steampunkchat -6:24 PM Jun 24th, 2011 dawnmetcalf @john_zeleznik I think of brass, iron & copper. (Although most often I think of hats, bustles & tea. Ah well.) #steampunkchat -6:23 PM Jun 24th, 2011 Federico_II @mattdelman most notably to cover J.T. Maston’s skull in Jules Verne’s “From the Earth to the Moon” http://t.co/1XeqBBt #steampunkchat -6:23 PM Jun 24th, 2011 jhameia And porcelain. #steampunkchat -6:23 PM Jun 24th, 2011 LiaKeyes Tortoiseshell and amber were much-loved by the Victorians. Ivory, too, sadly. #steampunkchat -6:22 PM Jun 24th, 2011 john_zeleznik Brass, gold, silver never enter the equation for me. #steampunkchat -6:22 PM Jun 24th, 2011 john_zeleznik It’s funny, I think of iron and steel when I think about steampunk. #steampunkchat -6:21 PM Jun 24th, 2011 vonslatt #steampunkchat er hobbyists not Hobbits -6:21 PM Jun 24th, 2011 Natalie4ya RT @dawnmetcalf: Steampunk is sensory: the look, the feel, the sounds & the tastes borrowed from a mixture of eras to create something new. #steampunkchat -6:21 PM Jun 24th, 2011 vonslatt @LiaKeyes oh, yes. But there are hobbits that make them. All you need is a foundry which is not too hard to build. #steampunkchat -6:20 PM Jun 24th, 2011 LiaKeyes This gorgeous button looks like it’s made of brass and some other metal, but it’s bakelite http://etsy.me/lpAtft #steampunkchat -6:20 PM Jun 24th, 2011 esedia @mattdelman It’s no longer is — natural rubber, latex from tropical trees. Was used for insulation, golf balls, etc. #steampunkchat -6:20 PM Jun 24th, 2011 vonslatt @jhameia *blush* I love working with steel, particularly welding with a torch. #steampunkchat -6:19 PM Jun 24th, 2011 jolantru #steampunkchat I am partial to silver myself. -6:19 PM Jun 24th, 2011 dawnmetcalf @LiaKeyes I think a lot of lacquered woods and cloissonnee for Victoriana. #steampunkchat -6:18 PM Jun 24th, 2011 LiaKeyes @vonslatt Is it hard to find suppliers of more obscure alloys? #steampunkchat -6:17 PM Jun 24th, 2011 john_zeleznik And let’s be honest, it goes back to the aesthetic you are seeking. It’s all based on what you want. #steampunkchat -6:17 PM Jun 24th, 2011 lbreton @dawnmetcalf Well put. At least from my perspective, too. #steampunkchat -6:17 PM Jun 24th, 2011 mattdelman I admit I don’t know much about gutta-percha. How is it commonly used? #steampunkchat -6:17 PM Jun 24th, 2011 dawnmetcalf Steampunk is sensory: the look, the feel, the sounds & the tastes borrowed from a mixture of eras to create something new. #steampunkchat -6:16 PM Jun 24th, 2011 vonslatt #steampunkchat aluminum existed in the 19th century but was expensive and mainly used in jewelry. -6:16 PM Jun 24th, 2011 LiaKeyes Bakelite, cloissonnee, lacquer, japanned wood – many alt materials to brass, but they’re harder for steampunks to reproduce #steampunkchat -6:16 PM Jun 24th, 2011 jhameia @vonslatt Hey handsome, what do YOU use besides brass? #steampunkchat -6:16 PM Jun 24th, 2011 lbreton And, by the by, hiya. New to this chat so mostly listening. #steampunkchat -6:15 PM Jun 24th, 2011 vonslatt #steampunkchat there are LOTS of obscure alloys, there’s a lovely one of copper with a bit of aluminum, it has rich dull gold look. -6:15 PM Jun 24th, 2011 lbreton RT @dawnmetcalf: @LiaKeyes @jhameia Well, one should ALWAYS have minions… 😉 #steampunkchat -6:15 PM Jun 24th, 2011 dawnmetcalf Agreed. RT @mattdelman @walshie22 Its entirely possible that it has more to do with perception of the material than anything. #steampunkchat -6:15 PM Jun 24th, 2011 dawnmetcalf @LiaKeyes @jhameia Well, one should ALWAYS have minions… 😉 #steampunkchat -6:14 PM Jun 24th, 2011 mattdelman @walshie22 That’s entirely possible that it has more to do with perception of the material than anything. #steampunkchat -6:14 PM Jun 24th, 2011 LiaKeyes @jhameia Silver-gilt is different. I agree, silver is a bore. You need minions to keep silver pretty. #steampunkchat -6:13 PM Jun 24th, 2011 dawnmetcalf @LiaKeyes Yes. Exactly. 🙂 #steampunkchat -6:13 PM Jun 24th, 2011 LiaKeyes @john_zeleznik You need to live in an earthquake-free zone for hard building materials like brick and stone. #steampunkchat -6:13 PM Jun 24th, 2011 jhameia @LiaKeyes I’m fond of silver, myself, but it’s a really brittle sort of metal, and needs polishing too. #steampunkchat -6:13 PM Jun 24th, 2011 mattdelman RT @walshie22: @mattdelman Do you think its because it is cheap and easy to shape? Or When its shiny it looks jus like a precious metal? #steampunkchat -6:12 PM Jun 24th, 2011 john_zeleznik Lot of buildings in my city are old (1900s) and I see a TON of brick…that sticks with me. #steampunkchat -6:12 PM Jun 24th, 2011 jhameia I think the next question ought to be, what ARE we building? Different materials are going to be used for different things. #steampunkchat -6:12 PM Jun 24th, 2011 walshie22 @mattdelman Do you think its because it is cheap and easy to shape? Or When its shiny it looks jus like a precious metal? #steampunkchat -6:12 PM Jun 24th, 2011 LiaKeyes @dawnmetcalf I love the look of new copper, but it tarnishes to dark green, then bronze. #steampunkchat -6:12 PM Jun 24th, 2011 esedia I’m always curious to see a discussion of gutta-percha vs rubber. Gutta has limitations, from availability to application. #steampunkchat -6:12 PM Jun 24th, 2011 john_zeleznik @VeronicaPate My vision in my steampunk idea is 1920/30s design and some tech in 1870s. #steampunkchat -6:11 PM Jun 24th, 2011 LiaKeyes For door furniture, we expect brass, but Victorians used a lot of ceramics, even silver gilt. #steampunkchat -6:11 PM Jun 24th, 2011 mattdelman @VeronicaPate @john_zeleznik That’s perhaps the biggest reason brass gets chosen over steel. #steampunkchat -6:11 PM Jun 24th, 2011 dawnmetcalf @esedia @mattdelman Although I love the look of aged copper. And shiny, new copper makes me think of science & machines. #steampunkchat -6:11 PM Jun 24th, 2011 VeronicaPate @john_zeleznik Are you going for modern in SP, though? I mean, slightly advanced, yes, but not 21st century… #steampunkchat -6:10 PM Jun 24th, 2011 john_zeleznik Brass suggests classically old and iron always makes me think rusted old. #steampunkchat -6:10 PM Jun 24th, 2011 dawnmetcalf Considering alchemical science is all the rage, copper, aluminum, gold & iron are great, but I agree it’s all about the look. #steampunkchat -6:10 PM Jun 24th, 2011 mattdelman @esedia True. I’ve also heard that brass is perceived as warmer than steel. More human and less sterile. #steampunkchat -6:09 PM Jun 24th, 2011 john_zeleznik @VeronicaPate Depends on what you are trying to do in the story. I think steel, I think modern city. #steampunkchat -6:09 PM Jun 24th, 2011 esedia @mattdelman And brass ages beautifully, none of that rust nonsense as with iron. #steampunkchat -6:08 PM Jun 24th, 2011 VeronicaPate Wouldn’t brass be more impressive than steel, though? Because it’s closer to gold in color? #steampunkchat -6:08 PM Jun 24th, 2011 mattdelman @LiaKeyes Interesting point. Didn’t think of it that way before. #steampunkchat -6:08 PM Jun 24th, 2011 ConvertingMe RT @LiaKeyes: @mattdelman The Victorians loved it. It was cheaper than gilt. #steampunkchat -6:07 PM Jun 24th, 2011 mattdelman @john_zeleznik This is true, and ideal as well. Doesn’t always work that way sadly. #steampunkchat -6:07 PM Jun 24th, 2011 john_zeleznik And I think what you are trying to establish. If you want something to look shiny & impressive, I suppose you go with steel. #steampunkchat -6:07 PM Jun 24th, 2011 LiaKeyes @mattdelman The Victorians loved it. It was cheaper than gilt. #steampunkchat -6:06 PM Jun 24th, 2011 john_zeleznik It depends on the setting. You have to go with what’s local. #steampunkchat -6:05 PM Jun 24th, 2011 mattdelman One has to wonder why brass though? What makes it so endemic to the #steampunk aesthetic as opposed to other materials? #steampunkchat -6:05 PM Jun 24th, 2011 steampunkcom @mattdelman Well, you guys were considering personal armor as a topic… #steampunkchat -6:04 PM Jun 24th, 2011 mattdelman Brass replaces steel, which has become a build-all material in our contemporary world. #steampunkchat -6:04 PM Jun 24th, 2011 steampunkcom As always, the kids are just getting ready for bed. I’ll try to be back in a bit. #steampunkchat -6:04 PM Jun 24th, 2011 mattdelman One of the cliches in #steampunk is that everything is apparently made of brass. #steampunkchat -6:03 PM Jun 24th, 2011 mattdelman And we’re off — tonight’s chat on #steampunk materials: Alternatives to Brass, not Bras. #steampunkchat -6:00 PM Jun 24th, 2011 mattdelman @jhameia D’oh! Stupid fingers. I meant Alternatives to Brass. #MatthewFAIL #steampunkchat -5:59 PM Jun 24th, 2011 jhameia Aight folks, it’s almost #steampunkchat time! http://t.co/keHAJMC to follow the conversation! -5:58 PM Jun 24th, 2011 jhameia @mattdelman There IS an alternative to bras, they’re called corsets 😛 #spellingnerd #steampunkchat -5:53 PM Jun 24th, 2011 LiaKeyes Just walked the dog… pouring my wine… getting ready for #steampunkchat -5:47 PM Jun 24th, 2011 mattdelman All right, we’ve got 14 minutes until tonight’s chat. The topic: Alternatives to Bras: #Steampunk Materials. #steampunkchat -5:47 PM Jun 24th, 2011 ConvertingMe RT @vonslatt: Alternative to brass?! That’s #brassphemy!! #steampunkchat -5:20 PM Jun 24th, 2011 MissAmberClark Brassphemy? I can’t unread that. #copperkindofgirl RT @vonslatt Alternative to brass?! That’s #brassphemy!! #steampunkchat -4:46 PM Jun 24th, 2011 mysticpieces RT @Ella__Gray: RT @mattdelman Tonight’s #steampunkchat topic is “Alternatives to Brass: #Steampunk Materials.” Join @liakeyes @jhameia and I at 9 ET/6 PT! -3:40 PM Jun 24th, 2011 Ella__Gray RT @mattdelman Tonight’s #steampunkchat topic is “Alternatives to Brass: #Steampunk Materials.” Join @liakeyes @jhameia and I at 9 ET/6 PT! -3:36 PM Jun 24th, 2011 vonslatt @jhameia ^-^ I’ll try to be around for #steampunkchat, I love talking materials. -3:31 PM Jun 24th, 2011 DDragonDesigns @vonslatt funny, I actually prefer copper. #steampunkchat -3:30 PM Jun 24th, 2011 DuncanAstbury RT @vonslatt: Alternative to brass?! That’s #brassphemy!! #steampunkchat -3:13 PM Jun 24th, 2011 thegeo @qling Normally #steampunkchat tends to end around 10-11PM Easternish from my experience. -3:11 PM Jun 24th, 2011 qling Does recycled brass count? And does that even exist? I’ve always thought nitinol would be cool in an outfit. #steampunkchat -2:59 PM Jun 24th, 2011 BoArthur .@vonslatt if that’s #brassphemy, I’ll gladly do it. Bring on the Bakelite and gutta percha! #steampunkchat -2:57 PM Jun 24th, 2011 vonslatt Alternative to brass?! That’s #brassphemy!! #steampunkchat -2:55 PM Jun 24th, 2011 ShawnWesleyS “RT @mattdelman: Tonight’s #steampunkchat topic is “Alternatives to Brass: #Steampunk Materials.” Join @liakeyes @jhameia & I at 9 ET/6 PT!” -2:49 PM Jun 24th, 2011 qling @jhameia Do you know if #steampunkchat is at specific times on Friday? Like a start and end? -1:43 PM Jun 24th, 2011 AirshipEmbassy RT @mattdelman: All right, tonight’s #steampunkchat topic is “Alternatives to Brass: #Steampunk Materials.” Join @liakeyes @jhameia and I at 9 ET/6 PT! -12:51 PM Jun 24th, 2011 esedia RT @writersyndrome: RT @mattdelman: Tonight’s #steampunkchat topic is “Alternatives to Brass: #Steampunk Materials.” Join @liakeyes @jhameia & I at 9 ET/6 PT! -11:09 AM Jun 24th, 2011 writersyndrome RT @mattdelman: Tonight’s #steampunkchat topic is “Alternatives to Brass: #Steampunk Materials.” Join @liakeyes @jhameia & I at 9 ET/6 PT! -10:58 AM Jun 24th, 2011 torSteampunk RT @mattdelman: Tonight’s #steampunkchat topic is “Alternatives to Brass: #Steampunk Materials.” Join @liakeyes @jhameia & I at 9 ET/6 PT! -10:58 AM Jun 24th, 2011 MyEternalBloved RT @mattdelman: All right, tonight’s #steampunkchat topic is “Alternatives to Brass: #Steampunk Materials.” Join @liakeyes @jhameia and I at 9 ET/6 PT! -10:57 AM Jun 24th, 2011 LiaKeyes RT @mattdelman: All right, tonight’s #steampunkchat topic is “Alternatives to Brass: #Steampunk Materials.” Join @liakeyes @jhameia and I at 9 ET/6 PT! -10:56 AM Jun 24th, 2011 mattdelman Oh, and thanks to @BoArthur for suggesting tonight’s #steampunkchat topic! -10:49 AM Jun 24th, 2011 mysticpieces RT @docfantastique: RT @mattdelman: All right, tonight’s #steampunkchat topic is “Alternatives to Brass: #Steampunk Materials.” Join… http://fb.me/C322ai7k -10:48 AM Jun 24th, 2011 BoArthur RT @mattdelman: All right, tonight’s #steampunkchat topic is “Alternatives to Brass: #Steampunk Materials.” Join @liakeyes @jhameia and I at 9 ET/6 PT! -10:39 AM Jun 24th, 2011 jhameia RT @mattdelman: All right, tonight’s #steampunkchat topic is “Alternatives to Brass: #Steampunk Materials.” Join @liakeyes @jhameia and I at 9 ET/6 PT! -10:37 AM Jun 24th, 2011 theresa_meyers RT @mattdelman: All right, tonight’s #steampunkchat topic is “Alternatives to Brass: #Steampunk Materials.” Join @liakeyes @jhameia and I at 9 ET/6 PT! -10:34 AM Jun 24th, 2011 steampunkcom RT @mattdelman: All right, tonight’s #steampunkchat topic is “Alternatives to Brass: #Steampunk Materials.” Join @liakeyes @jhameia and I at 9 ET/6 PT! -10:32 AM Jun 24th, 2011

Transcript: June 10th, 2011—Open Topic Chat

It’s the end of the semester. Summer is officially here! To celebrate we left things loose and easy this evening, starting with general chat about the writing projects we’re working on and ranging freely on through discussions of upcoming events, music, steamgoth, reading lists and fashion!

Read from the bottom if you’d like it in chronological order:

jhameia A’ight, it’s hitting 11pm here. I’mma calling this chat to a close. Good night everybody! And congrats @Sarahketley! #steampunkchat -7:59 PM Jun 10th, 2011

sarahketley @LiaKeyes ummmm… not really, can’t believe that it is here after months of it being 1/2 a year away! #steampunkchat -7:59 PM Jun 10th, 2011

steampunkcom Signing off, folks… Thanks for running things, Jha! (and/or Lia… I missed the beginning :-/ ) @jhameia @LiaKeyes #steampunkchat -7:58 PM Jun 10th, 2011

LiaKeyes @sarahketley OMG the WEDDING!!! It’s getting close! Are you ready? #steampunkchat -7:57 PM Jun 10th, 2011

sarahketley @jhameia I actually liked the freestyle no topic for once, it was nice. Nice chatting to you. HAve a good weekend! #steampunkchat -7:57 PM Jun 10th, 2011

jhameia Thanks ya’ll for sharing with us what you’re working on! Good luck with the projects, hear? ^^ #steampunkchat -7:56 PM Jun 10th, 2011

sarahketley @LiaKeyes ah such GOOD dedication! well done! I’ve been very slack with the wedding in two weeks and finishing University #steampunkchat -7:56 PM Jun 10th, 2011

LiaKeyes And thanks to all of you for coming! Enthusiasm, passion and creativity are infections I don’t want to recover from. 🙂 #steampunkchat -7:55 PM Jun 10th, 2011

StrawBarry900 @Siri_Paulson @StrawBarry900 thanks I’ll check that out. #steampunkchat -7:54 PM Jun 10th, 2011

Siri_Paulson Seconded! RT @LiaKeyes: @jhameia Thanks for guiding us through the rambly awesome chat, Jha! #steampunkchat -7:54 PM Jun 10th, 2011

LiaKeyes @sarahketley Yes, I’m in serious writing mode already. Up at 4 am every morning. Now I can get up at 6 instead. Phew. LOL #steampunkchat -7:53 PM Jun 10th, 2011

Siri_Paulson @LearWest *offers a direct-from-brain-to-screen filter to help with the idea overload* @SyferLocke #steampunkchat -7:53 PM Jun 10th, 2011

LiaKeyes @jhameia Thanks for guiding us through the rambly awesome chat, Jha! #steampunkchat -7:53 PM Jun 10th, 2011

steampunkcom Thanks all… Lovely as ever. #steampunkchat -7:53 PM Jun 10th, 2011

sarahketley @LiaKeyes fantastic news!! does that mean you can get some writing in? i hope so. #steampunkchat -7:52 PM Jun 10th, 2011

Siri_Paulson @StrawBarry900 The Difference Engine is SF inclined – William Gibson and Bruce Sterling #steampunkchat -7:52 PM Jun 10th, 2011

LiaKeyes @sarahketley No worries – I was operating on minimal sleep myself. So glad semester ended today and summer is officially ON. #steampunkchat -7:52 PM Jun 10th, 2011

LearWest @SyferLocke YESYES! the Holy Grail hidden somewhere in a furnace…OOO! The Lady of the Cloud! Too many ideas at once*ow* #steampunkchat -7:52 PM Jun 10th, 2011

jhameia I just want to say thanks to everybody for a rambly awesome chat and I promise there will be an actual topic next week. >_> #steampunkchat -7:52 PM Jun 10th, 2011

steampunkcom My only SP-related current project (other than the stalled WIP) is working on my site… suggestions welcome… #steampunkchat -7:51 PM Jun 10th, 2011

StrawBarry900 I suppose living in MST is a bit of a disadvantage here #steampunkchat -7:51 PM Jun 10th, 2011

SyferLocke was a lot of fun… i have missed this… #steampunkchat -7:51 PM Jun 10th, 2011

sarahketley @LiaKeyes thanks again, just wish i wasn’t half asleep and missed most of the chat! #steampunkchat -7:50 PM Jun 10th, 2011

jhameia @SteamScholar @AirshipEmbassy :OOOOO I resent that implication! #steampunkchat -7:50 PM Jun 10th, 2011

LiaKeyes Okay, wrapping things up here for the night – any last comments/requests/links to share? #steampunkchat -7:49 PM Jun 10th, 2011

CountessaLenora @AirshipEmbassy @SteamScholar @LiaKeyes @jhameia I’m in! #steampunkchat -7:49 PM Jun 10th, 2011

LiaKeyes YES. @AirshipEmbassy @CountessaLenora @SteamScholar @LiaKeyes @jhameia #steampunkchat -7:48 PM Jun 10th, 2011

AirshipEmbassy @CountessaLenora @SteamScholar @LiaKeyes @jhameia Sounds like we need that Steampunk Retreat here after all! #steampunkchat -7:48 PM Jun 10th, 2011

LiaKeyes @StrawBarry900 Steampunk reading lists: http://bit.ly/9EJ1uQ and http://bit.ly/eJdRnw #steampunkchat -7:48 PM Jun 10th, 2011

StrawBarry900 @Siri_Paulson SF mostly. I’ve read Diamond Age but that is only tangentially steampunk #steampunkchat -7:47 PM Jun 10th, 2011

steampunkcom @SyferLocke Hey, @LiaKeyes and @jhameia, that could be your next anthology with @MattDelman. 🙂 #steampunkchat -7:47 PM Jun 10th, 2011

SyferLocke @LearWest I know, right? jousting on a steam bike… #steampunkchat -7:47 PM Jun 10th, 2011

CountessaLenora As much as I love chatting with everyone I’m fading fast. Have a great weekend! #steampunkchat -7:47 PM Jun 10th, 2011

jhameia @StrawBarry900 Here you go: http://bit.ly/dLZXUQ #steampunkchat -7:46 PM Jun 10th, 2011

Siri_Paulson YES! RT @LearWest: @SyferLocke “Is there a steampunk Arthurian Cycle adaptation? #steampunkchat” idk…..BUT THERE SHOULD BE!!! *drool* -7:46 PM Jun 10th, 2011

Siri_Paulson @StrawBarry900 Depends what you like to read otherwise. SF? Fantasy? YA? Historical? Short stories? #steampunkchat -7:46 PM Jun 10th, 2011

LearWest @SyferLocke “Is there a steampunk Arthurian Cycle adaptation? #steampunkchat” idk…..BUT THERE SHOULD BE!!! *drool* -7:46 PM Jun 10th, 2011

Siri_Paulson @SyferLocke Thanks for the recommendation, will check it out! #steampunkchat -7:45 PM Jun 10th, 2011

SyferLocke Is there a steampunk Arthurian Cycle adaptation? #steampunkchat -7:44 PM Jun 10th, 2011

StrawBarry900 haven’t read much steampunk lit, any recommendations? #steampunkchat -7:44 PM Jun 10th, 2011

sarahketley @SteamScholar goodnight, nice to chat to you on here. Have a great wekend! #steampunkchat -7:44 PM Jun 10th, 2011

CountessaLenora @SteamScholar Goodnight! #steampunkchat -7:43 PM Jun 10th, 2011

steampunkcom @SteamScholar Later, man. #steampunkchat -7:43 PM Jun 10th, 2011

SyferLocke @jhameia I think Zedar is his Lancelot come to think of it… fallen, but still had an important task to complete #steampunkchat -7:43 PM Jun 10th, 2011

The__Mechanic @SteamScholar Night #steampunkchat -7:43 PM Jun 10th, 2011

jhameia @SteamScholar Night! Thanks for joining us! #steampunkchat -7:43 PM Jun 10th, 2011

SteamScholar #steampunkchat Okay, Jen needs the computer for sending a pie recipe – I’m outta here. Good night all! -7:42 PM Jun 10th, 2011

SyferLocke @Siri_Paulson try Brent Weeks… his Percival is a street rat in Way of Shadows #steampunkchat -7:42 PM Jun 10th, 2011

jhameia @SyferLocke I don’t know who Lancelot is but it sure ain’t Althalus ;D #steampunkchat -7:42 PM Jun 10th, 2011

SteamScholar @CountessaLenora @LiaKeyes @AirshipEmbassy @jhameia #steampunkchat Amen to that. -7:42 PM Jun 10th, 2011

SyferLocke @Siri_Paulson @jhameia and Belgarath is clearly Merlin… to keep the roundtable analogy going #steampunkchat -7:41 PM Jun 10th, 2011

jhameia Anymore cries for help that ya’ll need on current projects? #steampunkchat -7:41 PM Jun 10th, 2011

RogueBelle Whoops — got so caught up in finishing a book that I forgot about #steampunkchat. Swear I’m going to participate someday… -7:41 PM Jun 10th, 2011

Siri_Paulson @jhameia @SyferLocke It’s a handy trope, but for me it got old fast. Innocent farmboys – pass. #steampunkchat -7:41 PM Jun 10th, 2011

CountessaLenora @SteamScholar @LiaKeyes @AirshipEmbassy @jhameia His backyard is big enough for an Exhibition I think. #steampunkchat -7:40 PM Jun 10th, 2011

SyferLocke @jhameia I still need that one… and I will buy Sparhawk is Sir Gawain… so who is Eddings’s Lancelot? #steampunkchat -7:40 PM Jun 10th, 2011

SteamScholar @jhameia @AirshipEmbassy #steampunkchat Live tweeting? We’ll stream the audio. We’d stream video, but we’re both boxer clad… -7:40 PM Jun 10th, 2011

CountessaLenora @SteamScholar @LiaKeyes @AirshipEmbassy @jhameia His backyard is big enough for an Exhibition I think. #steampunkchat -7:40 PM Jun 10th, 2011

SteamScholar @LiaKeyes @AirshipEmbassy @jhameia #steampunkchat I’ve seen Kevin’s yard – we can get together there. -7:40 PM Jun 10th, 2011

Siri_Paulson @SyferLocke @jhameia Yes, Sparhawk is older and more jaded. Garion is definitely Sir Percival. #steampunkchat -7:39 PM Jun 10th, 2011

SteamScholar @AirshipEmbassy @LiaKeyes @jhameia haha! #steampunkchat Yeah – last year, both dead dog tired, and still couldn’t stop talking. -7:39 PM Jun 10th, 2011

jhameia @SyferLocke I think Sparhawk is the Sir Gawain archetype. He talked about it in the Rivan Codex. #steampunkchat -7:39 PM Jun 10th, 2011

AirshipEmbassy @SteamScholar Will see what I can do with the games coordinator #steampunkchat -7:39 PM Jun 10th, 2011

jhameia @SyferLocke Belgarion is Sir Percival. #steampunkchat -7:38 PM Jun 10th, 2011

SteamScholar @jhameia #steampunkchat Don’t know Baucom – send me the title of the article/chapter/book when you have the chance -7:38 PM Jun 10th, 2011

CountessaLenora @SteamScholar @jossgivemeajob One should always avoid getting killed. #steampunkchat -7:38 PM Jun 10th, 2011

SyferLocke @jhameia Sparhawk from Eddings other series I like, the Elenium, doesn’t seem as Sir Percival to me #steampunkchat -7:38 PM Jun 10th, 2011

SteamScholar @jossgivemeajob #steampunkchat Not at all like Settlers. Everyone chooses a character, collects treasure, and avoids getting killed. -7:37 PM Jun 10th, 2011

jhameia @SyferLocke What I like about @cmpriest‘s charas is the variety of perspectives she brings to the table. V. important work! #steampunkchat -7:37 PM Jun 10th, 2011

SyferLocke @jhameia Belgarath and Belgarion? #steampunkchat -7:37 PM Jun 10th, 2011

jhameia @SyferLocke What you teach your Sir Percival protag you also teach your reader. #steampunkchat -7:36 PM Jun 10th, 2011

StrawBarry900 RT @AirshipEmbassy: #SteampunkChat every Friday at 9pm Eastern 6pm Pacific http://t.co/uNoAhaC http://t.co/Lccm2XS -7:36 PM Jun 10th, 2011

SteamScholar @AirshipEmbassy #steampunkchat – Adventurers is a bit heavy for the plane – get the Con to spring for a copy! -7:36 PM Jun 10th, 2011

jhameia @SyferLocke David Eddings uses the Sir Percival archetype: Sir Percy is dumb and knows nothing. #steampunkchat -7:36 PM Jun 10th, 2011

LiaKeyes @CountessaLenora @jhameia I just pre-ordered it. Your rec, the cover, and time travel? Sold. The Map of Time by Félix J Palma #steampunkchat -7:35 PM Jun 10th, 2011

jhameia @SyferLocke See, that’s not everyman for me… I can’t relate to that kind of chara. I learned it differently: #steampunkchat -7:35 PM Jun 10th, 2011

SyferLocke @jhameia and so he can make even the strangest situation relatable… @cmpriest‘s characters have that quality #steampunkchat -7:35 PM Jun 10th, 2011

CountessaLenora @jhameia @LiaKeyes It is gorgeous and it’s a fat book and so far reads like silk. #steampunkchat -7:34 PM Jun 10th, 2011

SyferLocke @jhameia he drives a beater car, has a tough blue collar job, but with a bit of glamour.. hangs out with his buddy in the bar #steampunkchat -7:34 PM Jun 10th, 2011

sarahketley @LiaKeyes @CountessaLenora @jhameia Yep the cover is stunning… #steampunkchat -7:34 PM Jun 10th, 2011

jhameia @LiaKeyes @CountessaLenora Indeed it does! #steampunkchat -7:34 PM Jun 10th, 2011

SyferLocke @jhameia the theory is Han Solo is the everyman that introduces you to a strange setting… the translator #steampunkchat -7:33 PM Jun 10th, 2011

LiaKeyes @CountessaLenora @jhameia Map of Time has a gorgeous cover! http://amzn.to/kGL1Wj #steampunkchat -7:33 PM Jun 10th, 2011

CountessaLenora http://books.simonandschuster.com/Map-of-Time/Felix-J-Palma/9781439167397 #steampunkchat -7:33 PM Jun 10th, 2011

jhameia @SyferLocke No? Am not a Han Solo fan, lol #steampunkchat -7:32 PM Jun 10th, 2011

SyferLocke @jhameia oh yes! @cmpriest and her characters are so easy to identify with… ever hear of the Han Solo Theory? #steampunkchat -7:32 PM Jun 10th, 2011

sarahketley @CountessaLenora Map of time!! it does look interesting 🙂 have put it on the wishlist on amazon.. #steampunkchat -7:32 PM Jun 10th, 2011

steampunkcom @jhameia @CountessaLenora Félix J Palma #steampunkchat -7:32 PM Jun 10th, 2011

CountessaLenora @jhameia Felix Palma. It’s not out yet. Will be out later June by Simon and Schuster. He is a Spanish writer. It’s out there #steampunkchat -7:31 PM Jun 10th, 2011

SyferLocke @Siri_Paulson so far its writing its own outline… and the scenes are coming almost as easily… but out of order #steampunkchat -7:31 PM Jun 10th, 2011

jhameia @SyferLocke Really love @cmpriest‘s treatment of race relations; more multidimensional than usual for such settings! <3 #steampunkchat -7:30 PM Jun 10th, 2011 Siri_Paulson @jhameia @CountessaLenora Sounds like a fascinating dissertation! #steampunkchat -7:30 PM Jun 10th, 2011 CountessaLenora @SyferLocke @jhameia @cmpriest That’s quite the endorsement. #steampunkchat -7:30 PM Jun 10th, 2011 Siri_Paulson @SyferLocke Oooh, that sounds great. #steampunkchat -7:29 PM Jun 10th, 2011 jhameia @CountessaLenora Who is MAP OF TIME by? This is the second time I’ve seen you mention it tonight! #steampunkchat -7:29 PM Jun 10th, 2011 SyferLocke @CountessaLenora @jhameia @cmpriest Dreadnought that is #steampunkchat -7:29 PM Jun 10th, 2011 SyferLocke @CountessaLenora @jhameia @cmpriest i just started reading that for the third time this morning…. #steampunkchat -7:29 PM Jun 10th, 2011 CountessaLenora @jhameia @cmpriest DREADNOUGHT is next on my side table to read after Map of Time. #steampunkchat -7:28 PM Jun 10th, 2011 steampunkcom (Uh oh… sounds like she woke up… I may be leaving abruptly soon… in which case, adieu.) #steampunkchat -7:28 PM Jun 10th, 2011 jhameia @CountessaLenora And that’s just a one-phrase summary of everything I wanna do! @Siri_Paulson #steampunkchat -7:28 PM Jun 10th, 2011 SyferLocke @AirshipEmbassy thats a major part of the fiction i have been working on… pocketwatch device opens tesseracts in doorways #steampunkchat -7:28 PM Jun 10th, 2011 jhameia Which reminds me that this weekend I must re-read @cmpriest‘s DREADNOUGHT for the next section of my MA project! #steampunkchat -7:27 PM Jun 10th, 2011 CountessaLenora @jhameia @Siri_Paulson Wow, a mouthful. I love it! #steampunkchat -7:27 PM Jun 10th, 2011

Transcript: April 22nd 2011 – Steampunk Cinema!

Everybody loves talking about movies, tv shows, and voting on the hottest Steampunk actors and actresses! Another great chat tonight, with loads of new suggestions going on to my Netflix queue…

Start from the bottom and work your way up to view the conversation in chronological order.

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Lee Ann Farruga
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@ScottWesterfeld It was good to see you here tonight. #steampunkchat
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Scott Westerfeld
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Ciao, all! #steampunkchat
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Lia Keyes
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Transcript will be up in a little bit – need some food and a glass of red first. 🙂 #steampunkchat
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Lia Keyes
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@dawnmetcalf Get cracking, girl! #Steampunk ROCKS verily. 🙂 #steampunkchat
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Dawn Metcalf
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Thanks, @LiaKeyes for #steampunkchat !! Now am missing my steampunk WIP. *glares at current unfinished WIP* #sigh #amwriting
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Kevin Steil
AirshipEmbassy Kevin Steil
Good night, everyone. Thanks for your input and comments about steampunk movies! #steampunkchat
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Anytime 😉 RT @jhameia: Thanks for accommodating my conversation-degenerating poll, ladies! <3 #steampunkchat 46 minutes ago Rashda Khan SpiceBites Rashda Khan Glad I caught at least the tail. TY for movie suggestions! #steampunkchat 46 minutes ago Jaymee Goh jhameia Jaymee Goh Thanks for the movie suggestions! Good night all! #steampunkchat 47 minutes ago Lee Ann Farruga CountessaLenora Lee Ann Farruga Great chat! Goodnight all. #steampunkchat 48 minutes ago Jaymee Goh jhameia Jaymee Goh Thanks for accommodating my conversation-degenerating poll, ladies! <3 #steampunkchat 48 minutes ago Lia Keyes LiaKeyes Lia Keyes Carry on chatting, if you feel the inclination, but official chat ends here. #steampunkchat 48 minutes ago Nancy Overbury nancyoverbury Nancy Overbury Goodnight all #steampunkchat 48 minutes ago Dawn Metcalf dawnmetcalf Dawn Metcalf @ @AirshipEmbassy *dies* #steampunkchat 48 minutes ago Lia Keyes LiaKeyes Lia Keyes Right, that’s it for another week, folks. Thanks for dropping by and making it all so fun! #steampunkchat 49 minutes ago Dawn Metcalf dawnmetcalf Dawn Metcalf @ @jhameia @LiaKeyes Agree 100%. (re: Miyazaki’s Howl) #steampunkchat 49 minutes ago Kevin Steil AirshipEmbassy Kevin Steil @ @dawnmetcalf I’ll tell him you said hi 🙂 #steampunkchat 49 minutes ago Jaymee Goh jhameia Jaymee Goh @ @LiaKeyes It’s almost unfair, considering most women who get featured in Hollywood are conventionally hot anyway =/ #steampunkchat 50 minutes ago Elaine Lowe elainelowe Elaine Lowe @ @LiaKeyes I agree. Jolie does action and character parts superbly. Better than her female lead work. #steampunkchat 50 minutes ago Dawn Metcalf dawnmetcalf Dawn Metcalf @ @AirshipEmbassy O_O Kermit. With. ENVY! (Phil is one of my literary & artistic heroes from high school Dragon Mag days.) #steampunkchat 50 minutes ago Lee Ann Farruga CountessaLenora Lee Ann Farruga @ @LiaKeyes @jhameia Not in a movie…yet…except maybe Adele. Must see it! #steampunkchat 51 minutes ago Lia Keyes LiaKeyes Lia Keyes @ @elainelowe Jolie is the only one with necessary panache and sex appeal so far – also believably good at blowing shit up. #steampunkchat 51 minutes ago Brittany Klopfstein Klopfstein Brittany Klopfstein I’m going to add Chitty Chitty Bang Bang to the conversation #steampunkchat 51 minutes ago Nancy Overbury nancyoverbury Nancy Overbury Good one! RT @elainelowe: @LiaKeyes not a fella, but Angelina Jolie in Sky Captain is pretty damn hot. #steampunkchat 52 minutes ago Lia Keyes LiaKeyes Lia Keyes @ @jhameia But it shouldn’t be, right? Means no one has created a truly worthy female #Steampunk character yet… #steampunkchat 52 minutes ago Elaine Lowe elainelowe Elaine Lowe @ @LiaKeyes not a fella, but Angelina Jolie in Sky Captain is pretty damn hot. It’s the leather and the eyepatch #steampunkchat 52 minutes ago john_zeleznik john_zeleznik john_zeleznik I’d like to highly recommend @arthurslade‘s Hunchback Assignments…lots of Steampunk fun! #steampunkchat 52 minutes ago Jaymee Goh jhameia Jaymee Goh @ @LiaKeyes Ooh, that’s almost harder… #steampunkchat 53 minutes ago Lia Keyes LiaKeyes Lia Keyes Two minutes left to get your last words in… #steampunkchat 53 minutes ago Elaine Lowe elainelowe Elaine Lowe some I’ve talked to say that versions of Riverworld are steampunk, but I don’t get that. only in some Farmer short stories #steampunkchat 53 minutes ago Kevin Steil AirshipEmbassy Kevin Steil @ @dawnmetcalf @jhameia I’ll see Phil & Kaja on Sunday, I’ll ask/suggest it to them & see what they say-Girl Genius: The Movie #steampunkchat 53 minutes ago Nancy Overbury nancyoverbury Nancy Overbury Yes, I’m really going to need the transcript tonight! RT @AirshipEmbassy: So many steampunk movies to watch – great list #steampunkchat 53 minutes ago Rashda Khan SpiceBites Rashda Khan I’d like to see Clockwork Heart turned into a movie! #steampunkchat 53 minutes ago Lia Keyes LiaKeyes Lia Keyes So, fellas, hottest women characters in #steampunk movies… any favorites? #steampunkchat 53 minutes ago Leanna Renee Hieber Leannarenee Leanna Renee Hieber @ohsweetdelirium Your work is lovely, please keep me posted on your Poe work, he’s my muse. #steampunkchat 54 minutes ago Kevin Steil AirshipEmbassy Kevin Steil So many steampunk movies to watch – great list & feedback from everyone! #steampunkchat 54 minutes ago Jaymee Goh jhameia Jaymee Goh @ @dawnmetcalf I know but we are talking existing movies ;D “should be” is a whole other topic! #steampunkchat 54 minutes ago Brittany Klopfstein Klopfstein Brittany Klopfstein @ @Leannarenee You have great taste! #steampunkchat 54 minutes ago john_zeleznik john_zeleznik john_zeleznik Something about #dieselpunk appeals to me for modern pieces. #steampunkchat 54 minutes ago Lee Ann Farruga CountessaLenora Lee Ann Farruga Me too! RT @nancyoverbury: I am already so sad RT @AirshipEmbassy: @CountessaLenora @nancyoverbury … no CNSE #steampunkchat 55 minutes ago Dawn Metcalf dawnmetcalf Dawn Metcalf @ @jhameia *hangs head* Well… GIRL GENIUS //should// be a movie. SOULLESS too. #steampunkchat 55 minutes ago Jaymee Goh jhameia Jaymee Goh @ @LiaKeyes I found him a more compelling character in the movie, but that’s because Miyazaki upped the stakes #steampunkchat 55 minutes ago Elaine Lowe elainelowe Elaine Lowe I can’t get my husband in suspenders, but he’s got most of the rest of the outfit. #MalcolmReynoldsFTW #steampunkchat 56 minutes ago john_zeleznik john_zeleznik john_zeleznik I like using steampunk in tiny doses in my epic fantasy, esp. my WIP. #steampunkchat 56 minutes ago Brittany Klopfstein Klopfstein Brittany Klopfstein @nancyoverbury @dawnmetcalf I promise I will! #steampunkchat 56 minutes ago Lia Keyes LiaKeyes Lia Keyes Was Howl hotter in the book than the movie, do you think? Howl’s Moving Castle #steampunkchat 56 minutes ago Lee Ann Farruga CountessaLenora Lee Ann Farruga @ @LiaKeyes So true. His dry wit was wonderful. #steampunkchat 56 minutes ago Jaymee Goh jhameia Jaymee Goh @ @dawnmetcalf MOVIES! #steampunkchat 56 minutes ago Leanna Renee Hieber Leannarenee Leanna Renee Hieber @klopfstein Well…I <3 a long scarf, cricket uniform, black leather jacket, brown coat & pinstripes, bow-tie. For starters. #steampunkchat 56 minutes ago Brittany Klopfstein Klopfstein Brittany Klopfstein @ @maryk3lly Dolls? Not yet. Do I make my fiance dress up as him? Yes. 😉 #steampunkchat #doctorwho 57 minutes ago Dawn Metcalf dawnmetcalf Dawn Metcalf @ @Klopfstein *gasp* NO! Get thee to Hulu! #steampunkchat 57 minutes ago Elaine Lowe elainelowe Elaine Lowe Then there was that version of the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen…could have been much better #steampunkchat 57 minutes ago Lia Keyes LiaKeyes Lia Keyes @ @CountessaLenora I miss Robert Morley – the ultimate pompous but lovable Englishman of an age gone by. #steampunkchat 57 minutes ago Lee Ann Farruga CountessaLenora Lee Ann Farruga @ @SpiceBites @elainelowe @dawnmetcalf @AirshipEmbassy When he was wearing them… Trash episode… #steampunkchat 57 minutes ago Nancy Overbury nancyoverbury Nancy Overbury You MUST find the time RT @Klopfstein: I gotta say: I like Fillion in Dr. Horribles SAB. Then again, havent seen Firefly yet #steampunkchat 57 minutes ago Kevin Steil AirshipEmbassy Kevin Steil @ @nancyoverbury @CountessaLenora I desperately wanted to attend CNSE, such a great guest list! #steampunkchat 58 minutes ago Dawn Metcalf dawnmetcalf Dawn Metcalf *smacks head* Gilgamesh Wulfenbach FTW! #girlgenius #steampunkchat #fogliosrule 58 minutes ago Rashda Khan SpiceBites Rashda Khan @ @elainelowe @dawnmetcalf @AirshipEmbassy Lol, his pants were rather tight! #steampunkchat 58 minutes ago Brittany Klopfstein Klopfstein Brittany Klopfstein I gotta say… I like Fillion in Dr. Horrible’s SAB. Then again, haven’t seen Firefly yet *ducks objects being thrown at her* #steampunkchat 58 minutes ago Elaine Lowe elainelowe Elaine Lowe @ @dawnmetcalf @AirshipEmbassy I do adore me some Captain Tightpants (aka Malcolm Reynolds) #steampunkchat 59 minutes ago Nancy Overbury nancyoverbury Nancy Overbury I am already so sad RT @AirshipEmbassy: @CountessaLenora @nancyoverbury Aww, and now another regret … no CNSE #steampunkchat 59 minutes ago Lee Ann Farruga CountessaLenora Lee Ann Farruga @ @LiaKeyes Such a wonderful classic. One I really need to purchase. #steampunkchat 59 minutes ago Dawn Metcalf dawnmetcalf Dawn Metcalf @ @AirshipEmbassy Firefly makes a great palette cleanser and goes well with the appertif. 😉 #steampunkchat 59 minutes ago Kevin Steil AirshipEmbassy Kevin Steil @ @CountessaLenora @nancyoverbury Aww, and now another regret that you won’t see the coat in person at CNSE. Next year for sure #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Nancy Overbury nancyoverbury Nancy Overbury So true RT @CountessaLenora: @nancyoverbury Agreed. @AirshipEmbassy has the best jacket and is a handsome gentleman as well. #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Lia Keyes LiaKeyes Lia Keyes The fearless, imperturbable Phineas Fogg: Around the World in 80 Days Trailer: #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Brittany Klopfstein Klopfstein Brittany Klopfstein @ @Leannarenee please, get started… I love not feeling like the only one with a Doctor fetish, haha! #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Nancy Overbury nancyoverbury Nancy Overbury Pls do! RT @AirshipEmbassy @nancyoverbury @CountessaLenora Ill tell my friend who made my coat-shell be very happy &flattered #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Dawn Metcalf dawnmetcalf Dawn Metcalf Does imagining all of @gailcarriger‘s characters count? #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Jaymee Goh jhameia Jaymee Goh @ @Klopfstein @LiaKeyes Be still my heart. #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Kevin Steil AirshipEmbassy Kevin Steil @ @dawnmetcalf Agreed for JoAT, I got thru 2 eps but it’s taking effort to get thru the rest. #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Brittany Klopfstein Klopfstein Brittany Klopfstein @ @LiaKeyes I know, right!? 😀 #steampunkchat 1 hour ago John Hamish Watson Watson_MD John Hamish Watson RT:@Klopfstein STEPHEN FRY WILL BE IN THE SHERLOCK HOLMES SEQUEL?! #steampunkchat Twitter / Jaymee Goh: @Klopfstein STEPHEN FRY WI … #holmes 1 hour ago John Hamish Watson Watson_MD John Hamish Watson RT:@jhameia @Klopfstein Oh yeah, both boys from Sherlock Holmes. #steampunkchat Twitter / Lee Ann Farruga: @jhameia @Klopfstein Oh ye … #holmes 1 hour ago Lia Keyes LiaKeyes Lia Keyes @ @Klopfstein Oh, perfect casting! Stephen Fry as Mycroft! #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Lee Ann Farruga CountessaLenora Lee Ann Farruga @ @Klopfstein @jhameia Mycroft. #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Leanna Renee Hieber Leannarenee Leanna Renee Hieber And don’t even get me started on my Doctor fetish… @nancyoverbury @Klopfstein @jhameia #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Lee Ann Farruga CountessaLenora Lee Ann Farruga @ @nancyoverbury Agreed. @AirshipEmbassy has the best jacket and is a handsome gentleman as well. #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Rashda Khan SpiceBites Rashda Khan @ @LiaKeyes Oh yeah! Loved Nathan Fillion in Firefly & Serenity, now #Castle. Loved the steampunk episode. #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Kevin Steil AirshipEmbassy Kevin Steil @ @nancyoverbury @CountessaLenora I’ll tell my friend who made my coat – she’ll be very happy & flattered! #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Angelica Temoche Spiralred Angelica Temoche @ @Klopfstein that is way too awesome! #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Brittany Klopfstein Klopfstein Brittany Klopfstein @ @jhameia Yeah! He’s playing Sherlock’s (from what I understand – more intelligent, but more lazy) brother #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Jaymee Goh jhameia Jaymee Goh @ @Spiralred Cartoons cheeaat! XDDD #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Lee Ann Farruga CountessaLenora Lee Ann Farruga @ @jolantru @LiaKeyes Oh now I feel bad. Definitely Nathan Fillion. He’s such a sweetie. #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Dawn Metcalf dawnmetcalf Dawn Metcalf @ @AirshipEmbassy JoAT: a bit too tongue-and-cheeky/Mel Brooks humor for me. (But lots of pretty toys! …I meant the gadgets.) #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Jaymee Goh jhameia Jaymee Goh @ @Klopfstein STEPHEN FRY WILL BE IN THE SHERLOCK HOLMES SEQUEL?! #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Leanna Renee Hieber Leannarenee Leanna Renee Hieber YUMMY RT @nancyoverbury Will Smith RT @jhameia: Or even, male character in a steampunk-ISH movie. Im not picky #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Jaymee Goh jhameia Jaymee Goh @ @LiaKeyes Oooooh, mmmm! #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Nancy Overbury nancyoverbury Nancy Overbury @ @CountessaLenora Yes, they were pretty sharp, with the 2nd best jackets after @AirshipEmbassy #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Angelica Temoche Spiralred Angelica Temoche @jhameia (If we’re counting animated movies) Full Metal Alchemist’s Envy! All forms #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Joyce Chng (JDamask) jolantru Joyce Chng (JDamask) @ @LiaKeyes I am one. #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Lia Keyes LiaKeyes Lia Keyes Around the World in 80 Days – steampunk? Niven was smooth in that. #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Brittany Klopfstein Klopfstein Brittany Klopfstein Side note – I can’t wait for the 2nd Sherlock Holmes to come out – especially with Stephen Fry 🙂 #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Lee Ann Farruga CountessaLenora Lee Ann Farruga Have to give kudos to all the boys in the music video we just watched. #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Dawn Metcalf dawnmetcalf Dawn Metcalf @ @LiaKeyes Uh: *waves furiously* #steampunkchat #Firefly #shiny 1 hour ago Nancy Overbury nancyoverbury Nancy Overbury Who could overlook him? RT @LiaKeyes: No Nathan Fillion fans here? #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Lee Ann Farruga CountessaLenora Lee Ann Farruga @ @jhameia @Klopfstein Oh yeah, both boys from Sherlock Holmes. #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Dawn Metcalf dawnmetcalf Dawn Metcalf @ @Klopfstein @jhameia Ooo! I second Robert Downey Jr. (Does Cap’n Tightpants count…?) #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Nancy Overbury nancyoverbury Nancy Overbury Good choices! RT @Klopfstein @jhameia ..you mentioned the Doctor, 10 is steampunkish, Robert Downey Jr.s Sherlock Holmes #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Lia Keyes LiaKeyes Lia Keyes No Nathan Fillion fans here? #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Jaymee Goh jhameia Jaymee Goh @ @Klopfstein Rawr, that’s right! And Law’s Watson, nom! #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Lee Ann Farruga CountessaLenora Lee Ann Farruga @ @jhameia That’s tough. Depends on which version of some movies too. Will Smith, yes, Hugh Jackman, yes. #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Nancy Overbury nancyoverbury Nancy Overbury yes MA’M! RT @jhameia: @nancyoverbury He WAS really hot in WWW! #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Brittany Klopfstein Klopfstein Brittany Klopfstein @ @jhameia Well, since you mentioned the Doctor, 10 is steampunkish. Other – Robert Downey Jr.’s Sherlock Holmes… meooww. #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Jaymee Goh jhameia Jaymee Goh @ @nancyoverbury He WAS really hot in WWW! #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Kevin Steil AirshipEmbassy Kevin Steil RT @jhameia: Quick poll: most delicious male steampunk movie character? #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Nancy Overbury nancyoverbury Nancy Overbury Will Smith RT @jhameia: Or even, male character in a steampunk-ISH movie. Im not picky. #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Lee Ann Farruga CountessaLenora Lee Ann Farruga @ @jhameia Whoa that’s a hard one….still working on it. #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Jaymee Goh jhameia Jaymee Goh Or even, male character in a steampunk-ISH movie. I’m not picky. #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Joyce Chng (JDamask) jolantru Joyce Chng (JDamask) @ @jhameia Van Helsing. #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Jaymee Goh jhameia Jaymee Goh Quick poll: most delicious male steampunk movie character? #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Lee Ann Farruga CountessaLenora Lee Ann Farruga @ @jhameia Very true. #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Jaymee Goh jhameia Jaymee Goh @ @CountessaLenora I would agree. But we’ve seen seeing even more random names thrown out tonight! #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Jaymee Goh jhameia Jaymee Goh @ @LiaKeyes I’m a doof and cannot tell when people are cosplaying the Doctor. I always think they’re steampunk… #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Lee Ann Farruga CountessaLenora Lee Ann Farruga @ @jhameia Dr. Who occasionally has steampunk elements, but definitely not all the time. #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Kevin Steil AirshipEmbassy Kevin Steil @ @jhameia I’m a total Whovian, but never really thought of Doctor Who as SP. #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Lee Ann Farruga CountessaLenora Lee Ann Farruga @ @jhameia @LiaKeyes So true. I’ve just watched it twice now. #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Lia Keyes LiaKeyes Lia Keyes @ @jhameia Well, yes, especially the Christmas special… #dr who #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Dawn Metcalf dawnmetcalf Dawn Metcalf @ @ScottWesterfeld @jhameia …hm, but “Yes” for Rhuby being Baroque SF! #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Jaymee Goh jhameia Jaymee Goh You know I’m kinda surprised nobody has mentioned Dr. Who yet, what with the new season starting tomorrow and all. #steampunkchat 1 hour ago John Marshall jmarshallca John Marshall You know who needs to make a Steampunk movie? Christopher Nolan. Seems to fit in great with his flair for practical effects! #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Dawn Metcalf dawnmetcalf Dawn Metcalf @ @ScottWesterfeld @jhameia Never thought of 5th Element as steampunk. Loved it, but even Baron Von Munchausen was closer, no? #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Jaymee Goh jhameia Jaymee Goh @ @LiaKeyes Because you might die from the sustained adrenaline rush ;D #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Val Ford vg_ford Val Ford RT @nevermetpress: Stories in the Ether – Call For Submissions Stories in the Ether, Volume 1 – Open Call For Submissions | Nevermet Press #fantasy #steampunk #scifi Plz RT! #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Jaymee Goh jhameia Jaymee Goh @ @LiaKeyes That’s why I said “even IF” 😉 #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Scott Westerfeld ScottWesterfeld Scott Westerfeld @ @jhameia I use “Baroque SF” for all that not-quite steampunk SF stuff, like the second Riddick movie or 5th Element. #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Lia Keyes LiaKeyes Lia Keyes Damn, why can’t I watch a high octane sp movie with the same pumped up feel as the Kidz video? #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Lee Ann Farruga CountessaLenora Lee Ann Farruga @ @jhameia I’m on board with that. #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Lia Keyes LiaKeyes Lia Keyes @ @jhameia @AirshipEmbassy But, um, he DOES have the best jacket. #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Jaymee Goh jhameia Jaymee Goh Seriously, Hollywood needs to get on this wagon: steampunk men being hot with explosions all around. #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Kevin Steil AirshipEmbassy Kevin Steil @ @jhameia Awww, thanks so much! #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Polenth Blake Polenth Polenth Blake @ @jhameia Kidz is in my pile of include-in-future-music-videos-posts. Liked the lights on the ship responding to the music. #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Jaymee Goh jhameia Jaymee Goh @ @AirshipEmbassy Even if you didn’t have the best jacket you would still outshine them by far in the steampunk world! #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Lee Ann Farruga CountessaLenora Lee Ann Farruga @ @LiaKeyes @jhameia Ok love the video. The “aliens” are definitely the best dressed. #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Nancy Overbury nancyoverbury Nancy Overbury @ @jhameia @LiaKeyes they will not be overlooked! #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Lia Keyes LiaKeyes Lia Keyes Hell, yeah. Edible. RT @jhameia: @LiaKeyes And more importantly, HOT MEN BEING HOT. #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Jaymee Goh jhameia Jaymee Goh @ @ScottWesterfeld Baroque SF! I love that term. #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Jaymee Goh jhameia Jaymee Goh @ @LiaKeyes And more importantly, HOT MEN BEING HOT. #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Scott Westerfeld ScottWesterfeld Scott Westerfeld @ @jhameia The Kidz vid has that “baroque SF” feel, like Lynch’s Dune, that slakes my steampunk lust without being sp. #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Lia Keyes LiaKeyes Lia Keyes @ @AirshipEmbassy Don’t worry, you still do – they obviously copied your look, though. I’d be flattered! #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Lia Keyes LiaKeyes Lia Keyes @ @jhameia Take that video is super. Dramatic, beautiful, splendidly rebellious in spirit. 🙂 #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Kevin Steil AirshipEmbassy Kevin Steil @ @LiaKeyes @jhameia LOL, we’ll have to see about that! *I* need to have the best jacket, lol. #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Jaymee Goh jhameia Jaymee Goh @ @LiaKeyes IKR! #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Nancy Overbury nancyoverbury Nancy Overbury RT @nevermetpress: Stories in the Ether – Call For Submissions Stories in the Ether, Volume 1 – Open Call For Submissions | Nevermet Press #fantasy #steampunk #scifi Plz RT! #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Lia Keyes LiaKeyes Lia Keyes @ @jhameia Oh my gosh, they nicked @AirshipEmbassy ‘s jacket! #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Nancy Overbury nancyoverbury Nancy Overbury @ @ShannonYun Good night 🙂 #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Jonathan Jacobs NevermetPress Jonathan Jacobs Stories in the Ether – Call For Submissions Stories in the Ether, Volume 1 – Open Call For Submissions | Nevermet Press #fantasy #steampunk #scifi Plz RT! #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Lia Keyes LiaKeyes Lia Keyes @ @jhameia Haven’t seen it – taking a quick look: #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Nancy Overbury nancyoverbury Nancy Overbury RT @LiaKeyes: May 1st deadline for submissions #steampunk shakespeare anthology. Successful subs will be notified #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Lee Ann Farruga CountessaLenora Lee Ann Farruga @ @jhameia I don’t think I’ve seen it. Hold on…going to look for it. #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Shannon Yun ShannonYun Shannon Yun G’night everyone…this has been one fun and informative chat #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Kevin Steil AirshipEmbassy Kevin Steil How about tv shows – Jack Of All Trades (2000) with Bruce Campbell? Female genius, science ‘toys’ #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Jaymee Goh jhameia Jaymee Goh I think Take That were VERY FINELY DRESSED gentlemen in that music video, which isn’t steampunk, alas. #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Jaymee Goh jhameia Jaymee Goh So I know this isn’t really like, cinematic, but, what do ya’ll think of Take That’s newest music vid, Kidz? #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Lia Keyes LiaKeyes Lia Keyes May 1st deadline for submissions to #steampunk shakespeare anthology. Successful subs will be notified AFTER that date. #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Lia Keyes LiaKeyes Lia Keyes @ @mattdelman Good night, sweet Prince! #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Nancy Overbury nancyoverbury Nancy Overbury @ @BoArthur Very cool, thanks – I’ll look into it #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Daniel Hicken BoArthur Daniel Hicken @ @nancyoverbury FWIW, my retrofuturist series has a largely female crew. Still figuring how it happened. Starmada Comics – … a Space Voyage like no other … #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Nancy Overbury nancyoverbury Nancy Overbury @ @mattdelman good evening! #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Kevin Steil AirshipEmbassy Kevin Steil RT @jhameia: Jess Nevins mad female scientist essay: io9. We come from the future. #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Matthew Delman mattdelman Matthew Delman All right I’m off chatters — have a good evening! #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Lee Ann Farruga CountessaLenora Lee Ann Farruga Yes, thank you.RT @LiaKeyes: Thank you! RT @jhameia: Jess Nevins mad female scientist essay: io9. We come from the future. #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Nancy Overbury nancyoverbury Nancy Overbury thanks! RT @jhameia: Jess Nevins mad female scientist essay: io9. We come from the future. #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Lia Keyes LiaKeyes Lia Keyes Thank you! RT @jhameia: Jess Nevins mad female scientist essay: io9. We come from the future. #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Kevin Steil AirshipEmbassy Kevin Steil RT @jhameia: One of the things I love about SP: HOT MEN AND EXPLOSIONS. I dont ask for much, really. #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Jaymee Goh jhameia Jaymee Goh @ @LiaKeyes io9. We come from the future. #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Lee Ann Farruga CountessaLenora Lee Ann Farruga @ @AirshipEmbassy Most definitely….and it’s stunning. #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Jaymee Goh jhameia Jaymee Goh @ @ScottWesterfeld One of the things I love about SP: HOT MEN AND EXPLOSIONS. I don’t ask for much, really. #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Nancy Overbury nancyoverbury Nancy Overbury @ @ScottWesterfeld Do you know where can I find that link please? #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Kevin Steil AirshipEmbassy Kevin Steil how about the short film – The Anachronism? #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Jaymee Goh jhameia Jaymee Goh @ @ScottWesterfeld @LiaKeyes If I hadn’t been a fan of blowing shit up already I would have been after reading that article! #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Lia Keyes LiaKeyes Lia Keyes @ @ScottWesterfeld Do you have a link, perchance? #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Scott Westerfeld ScottWesterfeld Scott Westerfeld @ @jhameia @LiaKeyes Your blowing-up thread reminds me that everyone should read the Jess Nevins mad female scientist essay. #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Jaymee Goh jhameia Jaymee Goh @ @LiaKeyes If Hollywood lets actresses on-screen without feeling the need to tart them up for the Male Gaze, yeah. #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Nancy Overbury nancyoverbury Nancy Overbury @ @LiaKeyes I agree, I seem to see more female Airship Captains than in any starship series #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Lia Keyes LiaKeyes Lia Keyes It’s the fantastic, beautiful inventions that enchant me re #steampunk and movies are the perfect medium to show them off #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Lee Ann Farruga CountessaLenora Lee Ann Farruga @ @LiaKeyes Absolutely. They can do anything. #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Lia Keyes LiaKeyes Lia Keyes @ @jhameia Absolutely! #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Polenth Blake Polenth Polenth Blake @ @LiaKeyes Steampunk robots! #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Joyce Chng (JDamask) jolantru Joyce Chng (JDamask) @ @jhameia Grim dark sci fi but with steampunkish elements. #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Lia Keyes LiaKeyes Lia Keyes Seems to me that #Steampunk heroines have a chance to be truly interesting, outside of gender expectations for movies in gen. #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Nancy Overbury nancyoverbury Nancy Overbury Hear Hear! RT @ShannonYun: Bravo! RT @LiaKeyes: @jhameia Im a big fan of blowing shit up, myself. 🙂 #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Kevin Steil AirshipEmbassy Kevin Steil LOL! Learn something new every day 🙂 RT @LiaKeyes: @jhameia Im a big fan of blowing shit up, myself. 🙂 #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Lee Ann Farruga CountessaLenora Lee Ann Farruga @ @LiaKeyes @jhameia Hahaha, isn’t everyone! #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Jaymee Goh jhameia Jaymee Goh @ @LiaKeyes Isn’t that one of the greatest joys of steampunk?! #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Shannon Yun ShannonYun Shannon Yun Bravo! RT @LiaKeyes: @jhameia Im a big fan of blowing shit up, myself. 🙂 #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Lia Keyes LiaKeyes Lia Keyes @ @jhameia I’m a big fan of blowing shit up, myself. 🙂 #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Daniel Hicken BoArthur Daniel Hicken @ @jhameia yes…steampunkish. So much of Fujimoto’s trappings could be steampunkish. #steampunkchat 1 hour ago fabiofernandes fabiofernandes fabiofernandes @ @AirshipEmbassy SP elements, I think. Treasure Planet reminds me, in retrospect, of Karl Schroeder’s Virga novels. #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Lee Ann Farruga CountessaLenora Lee Ann Farruga @ @ShannonYun @LiaKeyes The scientist hero – whether male or female. #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Kevin Steil AirshipEmbassy Kevin Steil RT @LiaKeyes: Theres room for more #Steampunk heroines in SP movies. Favorite character archetypes, anyone? #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Lee Ann Farruga CountessaLenora Lee Ann Farruga @ @jhameia @BoArthur Ok I’ll give you the sub…and any underwater creatures with tentacles. #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Jaymee Goh jhameia Jaymee Goh @ @LiaKeyes That science-ish character who always seems to end up causing or surviving an explosion? #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Shannon Yun ShannonYun Shannon Yun RT @LiaKeyes: Theres room for more #Steampunk heroines in SP movies. Favorite character archetypes, anyone? #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Kevin Steil AirshipEmbassy Kevin Steil @ @MoonWolf95 League’s Nautilus was impressive, but I still love Disney’s the most #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Lia Keyes LiaKeyes Lia Keyes There’s room for more #Steampunk heroines in SP movies. Favorite character archetypes, anyone? #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Jaymee Goh jhameia Jaymee Goh @ @CountessaLenora @BoArthur One could argue Fujimoto’s sub is steampunk-ish. Having a few elements =/= embodiment of #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Kevin Steil AirshipEmbassy Kevin Steil Disney’s Treasure Planet (2002)? SP or SP elements? #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Daniel Hicken BoArthur Daniel Hicken @ @jhameia true, not EVERY Miyazaki is SP, but so much of his stuff has elements of SP. #steampunkchat 1 hour ago fabiofernandes fabiofernandes fabiofernandes @ @AirshipEmbassy @boarthur Heh, same as yours, I think. Haven’t seen Nausicaa too. 😉 #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Jaymee Goh jhameia Jaymee Goh @ @jolantru What is? #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Lee Ann Farruga CountessaLenora Lee Ann Farruga @ @jhameia @BoArthur A lot of his movies have steampunk elements…except maybe Ponyo. #steampunkchat 1 hour ago miika MoonWolf95 miika I have to run off again for real, I’ll leave mentioning I’m in love with Nautilus in League of Extraordinary Gentlemen though #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Shannon Yun ShannonYun Shannon Yun Movie list for steampunk growing by leaps and bounds! #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Joyce Chng (JDamask) jolantru Joyce Chng (JDamask) #steampunkchat Like Warhammer 40k… 1 hour ago Lee Ann Farruga CountessaLenora Lee Ann Farruga @ @jhameia @AirshipEmbassy I agree. #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Jaymee Goh jhameia Jaymee Goh @ @BoArthur Not everything Miyazaki is steampunk 😛 #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Daniel Hicken BoArthur Daniel Hicken @ @AirshipEmbassy Stardust – elements of SP, but yes, not really #steampunk. #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Kevin Steil AirshipEmbassy Kevin Steil @ @BoArthur OK, great, Nausicaa is part of my to-watch list. @fabiofernandes, how is your list growing? #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Jaymee Goh jhameia Jaymee Goh @ @ShannonYun I wouldn’t count it as SP. #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Jaymee Goh jhameia Jaymee Goh @ @AirshipEmbassy Not SP. Straight-up fantasy with SP elements. #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Lee Ann Farruga CountessaLenora Lee Ann Farruga @ @AirshipEmbassy The airship in Stardust for sure. #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Shannon Yun ShannonYun Shannon Yun Someone mentioned weeks ago. Haven’t seen Riddick in years. Can’t rememmber.RT @jhameia w/ would count as sp in Riddick? #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Lia Keyes LiaKeyes Lia Keyes @ @ScottWesterfeld @jhameia As a visual medium, I think movie industry is always looking for a fresh aesthetic. #Steampunk #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Kevin Steil AirshipEmbassy Kevin Steil Stardust? 2007? I think it has SP elements, alt world, alt history & I love the movie, but SP? #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Daniel Hicken BoArthur Daniel Hicken @ @AirshipEmbassy yes, yes, YES! Nausicaä and Howl’s are GREAT movies that way! Any Miyazaki, really! #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Kevin Steil AirshipEmbassy Kevin Steil @ @ShannonYun Riddick struck me as sci fi, spaceships, etc, great design work, though #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Lee Ann Farruga CountessaLenora Lee Ann Farruga @ @AirshipEmbassy Nauicaa. Have it. Love it. Some steampunk elements but not entirely steampunk. #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Jaymee Goh jhameia Jaymee Goh @ @ShannonYun What would you count as steampunk in Riddick? #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Shannon Yun ShannonYun Shannon Yun ok what about the Cronicles of Riddick? #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Scott Westerfeld ScottWesterfeld Scott Westerfeld @ @jhameia Not so random from a monetary perspective, but very random from the narrative/historical pov. #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Kevin Steil AirshipEmbassy Kevin Steil “Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984)” ?? I haven’t seen it myself #steampunkchat 1 hour ago miika MoonWolf95 miika @ @CountessaLenora It’s like most RPG-to-movie franchises (Can we say Doom?), it kind of left a lot out from gameland #steampunkchat 1 hour ago miika MoonWolf95 miika @ @ShannonYun No, movie based on pen-and-paper RPG, based in far future dystopian planet-ravaging-corporations world #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Joyce Chng (JDamask) jolantru Joyce Chng (JDamask) @ @LiaKeyes It does have steampunkish elements. #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Lee Ann Farruga CountessaLenora Lee Ann Farruga @ @AirshipEmbassy @MoonWolf95 I have to say I’ve only heard bad reviews and haven’t watched it. #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Kevin Steil AirshipEmbassy Kevin Steil @ @jhameia thanks, I haven’t seen it yet, on the list, lol, but now it’s right off the SP list! #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Daniel Hicken BoArthur Daniel Hicken @ @ShannonYun Galaxy Quest was my first DVD. Love the movie! #notsteampunkthough #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Shannon Yun ShannonYun Shannon Yun Was that the TV show on Syfy? RT @MoonWolf95: *sneaks in and drops “Mutant Chronicles” in for discussion then runs off again* #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Kevin Steil AirshipEmbassy Kevin Steil @ @MoonWolf95 ahhh, Mutant Chronicles, def has SP elements, aside from the setting, perhaps, I could see it as SP. #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Jaymee Goh jhameia Jaymee Goh @ @AirshipEmbassy I’m afraid I can’t see it as steampunk. I love it, mind you, and I LOVE that artstyle, but it’s not steampunk #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Kevin Steil AirshipEmbassy Kevin Steil @ @ShannonYun LOL, not quite the same, but also a great movie to watch 🙂 #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Lee Ann Farruga CountessaLenora Lee Ann Farruga @ @AirshipEmbassy My husband Pat has seen it and mentioned he really likes it. #steampunkchat 1 hour ago miika MoonWolf95 miika *sneaks in and drops “Mutant Chronicles” in for discussion then runs off again* #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Shannon Yun ShannonYun Shannon Yun I’ve seen Galaxy Quest…RT @AirshipEmbassy: Next movie question, anyone see “Galaxy Express 999 ” #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Kevin Steil AirshipEmbassy Kevin Steil Next movie question, anyone see “Galaxy Express 999 ” #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Lee Ann Farruga CountessaLenora Lee Ann Farruga @ @AirshipEmbassy Excellent! Thank you. #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Lee Ann Farruga CountessaLenora Lee Ann Farruga @ @jhameia Thanks. I’ll watch it after the chat. #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Kevin Steil AirshipEmbassy Kevin Steil Amazing Screw on head – Unknown Page #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Daniel Hicken BoArthur Daniel Hicken @ @LiaKeyes agreed on all counts of Golden Compass. #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Lee Ann Farruga CountessaLenora Lee Ann Farruga @ @ScottWesterfeld I think it depends if it was an original story element or thrown in by the movie makers. #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Jaymee Goh jhameia Jaymee Goh @ @ScottWesterfeld I don’t think it’s random so much as it is just steampunk catching on as a “new” trend. #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Kevin Steil AirshipEmbassy Kevin Steil @ @CountessaLenora @Spiralred @jhameia Amazing ScrewOn Head is required watching 🙂 #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Nolan Blackstock NolanBlackstock Nolan Blackstock @ @ScottWesterfeld It’s gimmickery I suppose, Hollywood adds in brass and steampower and expect it to be viewed as a novelty. #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Lee Ann Farruga CountessaLenora Lee Ann Farruga @ @LiaKeyes I know. I’m waiting to see what he does to the story. #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Jaymee Goh jhameia Jaymee Goh @ @CountessaLenora Oh, it’s available online! Try Google video! #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Kevin Steil AirshipEmbassy Kevin Steil @ @Polenth @LiaKeyes I did like the tech and design work in Golden Compass #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Lee Ann Farruga CountessaLenora Lee Ann Farruga @ @AirshipEmbassy @Spiralred @jhameia Amazing Screw Head I have not seen, but obviously I need to. #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Lia Keyes LiaKeyes Lia Keyes @ @CountessaLenora I loved the Hugo Cabret book, so very curious to see the movie, but Scorcese? Not sure about that. #gritty #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Scott Westerfeld ScottWesterfeld Scott Westerfeld #steampunkchat: So do all these iffy cases arise from Hollywood randomly adding steampunk stylings? (Like cyberpunk before it.) 1 hour ago Kevin Steil AirshipEmbassy Kevin Steil @ @Spiralred @jhameia Amazing Screw On Head – SO MUCH FUN to watch, repeatedly. some really funny lines, too. #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Polenth Blake Polenth Polenth Blake @ @LiaKeyes I liked the airship designs in Golden Compass. #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Jaymee Goh jhameia Jaymee Goh @ @Spiralred The Orientalism was just OFF THE RAILS. So bad it was good. Jibby jibby tar! #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Kevin Steil AirshipEmbassy Kevin Steil @ @fabiofernandes Watched the segment on youtube of Fabulous World, interesting, although a little rough visually #steampunkchat 1 hour ago fabiofernandes fabiofernandes fabiofernandes @ @AirshipEmbassy It’s a Hungarian film dubbed in English – very good, kind of Mèlies-like steampunk #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Angelica Temoche Spiralred Angelica Temoche #steampunkchat@jhameia Fuckyeah! to Screw-On head! 1 hour ago Lee Ann Farruga CountessaLenora Lee Ann Farruga @ @jhameia @LiaKeyes I agree. I wouldn’t call the whole movie steampunk. #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Kevin Steil AirshipEmbassy Kevin Steil @ @LiaKeyes I think Hellboy Gloden Army has SP elements, but I didn’t think of the whole movie as SP. Entertaining tho. #steampunkchat 1 hour ago fabiofernandes fabiofernandes fabiofernandes @ @AirshipEmbassy Speaking of Nemo, has anyone watched “The Fabulous World of Jules Verne” (1958)? #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Jaymee Goh jhameia Jaymee Goh And speaking of Mignola’s work, The Amazing Screw-On Head is just off the rocks. #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Jaymee Goh jhameia Jaymee Goh @ @LiaKeyes I have trouble classifying it as steampunk. The Golden Army itself was pretty steampunk-ish, though. #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Shannon Yun ShannonYun Shannon Yun ooh I think it’s steampunky RT @LiaKeyes: Whats your opinion of Hellboy: The Golden Army as #steampunk? #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Kevin Steil AirshipEmbassy Kevin Steil @ @fabiofernandes I spent YEARS looking for Underwater City & just found it a few years ago. Fun to watch. #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Scott Westerfeld ScottWesterfeld Scott Westerfeld @ @ScathachWarrior A trilogy in one genre seems to be enough for me. But there will probably be some short works. #steampunkchat 1 hour ago Lia Keyes LiaKeyes Lia Keyes Loved the refined #steampunk elements in The Golden Compass – just wish they hadn’t buggered up the storytelling. #steampunkchat 2 hours ago fabiofernandes fabiofernandes fabiofernandes @ @AirshipEmbassy I concur!! #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Lee Ann Farruga CountessaLenora Lee Ann Farruga Are people looking forward to Hugo Cabret? Martin Scorsese is directing. #steampunkchat 2 hours ago fabiofernandes fabiofernandes fabiofernandes @ @AirshipEmbassy “Captain Nemo and the Underwater City”! I had TOTALLY forgotten! Watched it as a kid – I loved it! #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Kevin Steil AirshipEmbassy Kevin Steil @ @fabiofernandes We just need more time for these important activities! All that work is getting in the way! #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Lee Ann Farruga CountessaLenora Lee Ann Farruga @ @AirshipEmbassy The alternate world definitely but not the whole movie. #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Lia Keyes LiaKeyes Lia Keyes What’s your opinion of Hellboy: The Golden Army as #steampunk? #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Kevin Steil AirshipEmbassy Kevin Steil How about the movie Franklyn? I saw it and enjoyed, but SP? not entirely sure. Needs another viewing. #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Lee Ann Farruga CountessaLenora Lee Ann Farruga @ @LiaKeyes @jhameia Great female adventurer is fantastic! #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Angelica Temoche Spiralred Angelica Temoche This looks awesome! I love how humorous it looks RT @LiaKeyes: Adele Blanc-Sec trailer: #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Polenth Blake Polenth Polenth Blake @ @AirshipEmbassy @mattdelman A bit like sticking gears on a PC. It looks steampunk, but isn’t a steampunk device. #steampunkchat 2 hours ago fabiofernandes fabiofernandes fabiofernandes @ @AirshipEmbassy I know how you feel. Between teaching,translating,and writing, haven’t had much time to watch films/series. #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Kevin Steil AirshipEmbassy Kevin Steil @ @ScottWesterfeld Haven’t read the Adele Blanc Sec graphic novels, haven’t seen them in English yet, but would love to! #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Lia Keyes LiaKeyes Lia Keyes @ @jhameia Me, too! Adele Blanc-Sec appears to have the perfect blend of adventure and fun that first drew me to #Steampunk #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Daniel Hicken BoArthur Daniel Hicken @ @AirshipEmbassy well…Doc brown’s ice-cube making machine is relatively steampunky to me. #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Lee Ann Farruga CountessaLenora Lee Ann Farruga @ @NolanBlackstock SK? #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Kevin Steil AirshipEmbassy Kevin Steil @ @Polenth @mattdelman I’d agree, Btf III is much more a time travel story than anything else #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Jaymee Goh jhameia Jaymee Goh @ @LiaKeyes I want to see that one! #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Nolan Blackstock NolanBlackstock Nolan Blackstock @ @CountessaLenora I’ll keep that in mind! I’m working on getting some people here in SK interested in SP though. #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Nolan Blackstock NolanBlackstock Nolan Blackstock @ @CountessaLenora I’ll keep that in mind! I’m working on getting some people here in SK interested in SP though. #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Scott Westerfeld ScottWesterfeld Scott Westerfeld @ @AirshipEmbassy Have you read the Adele Blanc-Sec graphic novels? (And are they in English anywhere?) #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Polenth Blake Polenth Polenth Blake @ @AirshipEmbassy The one with the timetraveling steam train? I got the impression it was a veneer for future tech inside. #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Kevin Steil AirshipEmbassy Kevin Steil @ @mattdelman I’d agree, BtF III doesn’t really feel SP to me either #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Lee Ann Farruga CountessaLenora Lee Ann Farruga @ @AirshipEmbassy I need to watch it again, been too long. Can’t remember the steampunk elements are other than time travel. #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Daniel Hicken BoArthur Daniel Hicken @ @AirshipEmbassy Yes, and no on BTF3 – more Retrofuturist or gaslamp in my book. #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Kevin Steil AirshipEmbassy Kevin Steil Anyone see “Captain Nemo and the Underwater City” (1969) it has TWO Nautilus subs #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Ekaterina Sedia esedia Ekaterina Sedia But probably not Delicatessen, another Jeunet and Caro film. #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Lia Keyes LiaKeyes Lia Keyes Adele Blanc-Sec trailer: #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Jeanne Sauvage fourchickens Jeanne Sauvage @ @AirshipEmbassy Let’s see. What is steampunk in that one? #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Matthew Delman mattdelman Matthew Delman @ @AirshipEmbassy No because it’s a time travel story. Maybe the train at the end, but that’s it. #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Jaymee Goh jhameia Jaymee Goh @ @AirshipEmbassy I… don’t know how I feel about that. #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Lee Ann Farruga CountessaLenora Lee Ann Farruga @ @NolanBlackstock If ever you’re in Ottawa we own a LOT of steampunk movies. Come on over. #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Kevin Steil AirshipEmbassy Kevin Steil Some people put Back to the Future Part III on the SP list – would you? #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Lee Ann Farruga CountessaLenora Lee Ann Farruga @ @fabiofernandes @AirshipEmbassy I’m really looking forward to seeing Adele Blanc-Sec. #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Scott Westerfeld ScottWesterfeld Scott Westerfeld @ @ShannonYun Same film, I’m pretty sure. Lots of different subtitles when rendered in English. #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Nolan Blackstock NolanBlackstock Nolan Blackstock @ @CountessaLenora I wish I could make it out to CNSE, but I’m starting a new job and can’t make it this year. #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Jeanne Sauvage fourchickens Jeanne Sauvage @ @BoArthur City of Ember. Hm. That’s a good question. Doesn’t quite “feel” steampunk to me. #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Kevin Steil AirshipEmbassy Kevin Steil @ @fabiofernandes I’ve been waiting 4 months to watch Adele Blanc-Sec, just not enough time 🙁 #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Lee Ann Farruga CountessaLenora Lee Ann Farruga @ @ScottWesterfeld You’ll love Vidocq. #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Jaymee Goh jhameia Jaymee Goh @ @BoArthur Oh yes! That’s def. gaslight, not sure if I would say “steampunk” definitively. #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Lee Ann Farruga CountessaLenora Lee Ann Farruga @ @BoArthur City of Ember has steampunk and dieselpunk elements. #steampunkchat 2 hours ago fabiofernandes fabiofernandes fabiofernandes @ @AirshipEmbassy I heard good things about Adele Blanc-Sec. Must check it! #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Kevin Steil AirshipEmbassy Kevin Steil @ @CountessaLenora you and Steamboy? Yet another regret at missing CNSE next week! 🙁 I’ll just watch it all by myself! #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Scott Westerfeld ScottWesterfeld Scott Westerfeld @ @fabiofernandes @AirshipEmbassy @LiaKeyes Wow, Vidocq looks pretty cool. #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Daniel Hicken BoArthur Daniel Hicken City of Ember a gaslight or steampunk flavor, anyone? #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Marie Andrews Marie_Andrews Marie Andrews @ @AirshipEmbassy I’m definitely putting it on the top of my list to check out. #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Lia Keyes LiaKeyes Lia Keyes @ @jhameia Queen of Langkasuka looks epic and beautiful! The kind of story that sweeps you away. #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Shannon Yun ShannonYun Shannon Yun I love your use of the work Bunk right thereRT @LiaKeyes Just bunked off the chat long enough to watch the K-20 trailer #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Lee Ann Farruga CountessaLenora Lee Ann Farruga @ @AirshipEmbassy @NolanBlackstock Steamboy is coming with me to CNSE. #steampunkchat 2 hours ago fabiofernandes fabiofernandes fabiofernandes @ @AirshipEmbassy @scottwesterfeld @liakeyes I loved Vidocq. Depardieu is excellent (as always),and the story is very good too. #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Jaymee Goh jhameia Jaymee Goh @ @mariehodgkinson Interesting! Thanks for letting us know! #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Daniel Hicken BoArthur Daniel Hicken @ @jhameia thanks! Queen of Languska added to Netflix list, CHECK! #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Kevin Steil AirshipEmbassy Kevin Steil Anyone see “The extraordinary adventures of Adele Blanc-Sec” aka Les Aventures extraordinaires d’Adèle Blanc-Sec? #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Lee Ann Farruga CountessaLenora Lee Ann Farruga @ @ScottWesterfeld Oh that looks like a lot of fun! #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Joyce Chng (JDamask) jolantru Joyce Chng (JDamask) @ @jhameia It had steampunkish elements. But the movie was iffy in si many ways. #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Marie Andrews Marie_Andrews Marie Andrews @ @CountessaLenora Oooh – sounds like something I’d like. #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Ekaterina Sedia esedia Ekaterina Sedia I would also classify The City of Lost Children as steampunk #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Marie Hodgkinson mariehodgkinson Marie Hodgkinson Perfect Creature – vampire movie filmed in Oamaru&Dunedin – steampunk’d alternate New Zealand. #steampunkchat Steaminess is key to the plot! 2 hours ago Jaymee Goh jhameia Jaymee Goh @ @AirshipEmbassy I have a fondness for it because I found the storytelling style very reminiscent of old Malay movies. #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Lia Keyes LiaKeyes Lia Keyes @ @ScottWesterfeld Just bunked off the chat long enough to watch the K-20 trailer – wow, looks like so much fun! #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Jaymee Goh jhameia Jaymee Goh @ @BoArthur Probably. I know you can find it on Netflix. #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Kevin Steil AirshipEmbassy Kevin Steil @ @NolanBlackstock Steamboy was a great SP movie! Required viewing , I think! #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Shannon Yun ShannonYun Shannon Yun Is K-20 Legend of the Masks part of the series? @ScottWesterfeld: #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Kevin Steil AirshipEmbassy Kevin Steil @ @fabiofernandes @ScottWesterfeld @LiaKeyes Vidocq is also on my list (Not enough time!) Have you seen it? Liked it? #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Lee Ann Farruga CountessaLenora Lee Ann Farruga Dang…missed the Q in Vidocq …. very good movie. Elements of steampunk and gaslight. #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Daniel Hicken BoArthur Daniel Hicken Has Queen of Languska been released in the US? #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Kevin Steil AirshipEmbassy Kevin Steil @ @jhameia Cannons, pirates & a Queen in charge – sounds like it could be fun! #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Kevin Steil AirshipEmbassy Kevin Steil @ @Marie_Andrews I’ve seen Perfect Creature & enjoyed it, but now I’d have to watch it again to say definitively it is SP #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Jaymee Goh jhameia Jaymee Goh @ @AirshipEmbassy #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Lee Ann Farruga CountessaLenora Lee Ann Farruga @ @fabiofernandes @ScottWesterfeld @AirshipEmbassy @LiaKeyes Loved Vidoc. Excellent movie. #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Kevin Steil AirshipEmbassy Kevin Steil @ @LiaKeyes I’d call Unfortunate events dieselpunk – it’s that car again! but it had some great ideas & concepts #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Lia Keyes LiaKeyes Lia Keyes Oooh, thanks! RT @ScottWesterfeld: Heres a K-20 trailer to wet your appetite, #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Polenth Blake Polenth Polenth Blake @ @ShannonYun I kept hoping for something steampunky to happen in the PatD video, but it never did. #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Nolan Blackstock NolanBlackstock Nolan Blackstock Anyone seen Steamboy? #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Lee Ann Farruga CountessaLenora Lee Ann Farruga @ @Marie_Andrews Yes, there is a crazy amount of steam technology and very dark. #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Jaymee Goh jhameia Jaymee Goh @ @AirshipEmbassy Oh, and the pirate army consists of Sulu, Bugis, Java, AND Japanese pirates. Not sure how they managed that. #steampunkchat 2 hours ago fabiofernandes fabiofernandes fabiofernandes @ScottWesterfeld @AirshipEmbassy @LiaKeyes Speaking of K-20, what about *Vidocq*? Vidocq (2001) #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Kevin Steil AirshipEmbassy Kevin Steil @ @fullofstars Steam Detectives? Can you share more about it? #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Jaymee Goh jhameia Jaymee Goh @ @AirshipEmbassy There’s also a hunt for a Chinese inventor who can re-create giant cannons that could stop the pirate army. #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Marie Andrews Marie_Andrews Marie Andrews I’ve heard Perfect Creature is considered steampunk, but I’ve never seen it. Has anyone else? #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Jaymee Goh jhameia Jaymee Goh @ @AirshipEmbassy Pirates trying to take over the legendary Langkasuka kingdom, queens have to stop them. #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Scott Westerfeld ScottWesterfeld Scott Westerfeld Here’s a K-20 trailer to wet your appetite, #steampunkchat. 2 hours ago Lia Keyes LiaKeyes Lia Keyes What about Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events? SP? #steampunkchat 2 hours ago fullofstars fullofstars fullofstars How about Steam Detectives (I love Kia Asamiya!) and possibly even Big O? #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Shannon Yun ShannonYun Shannon Yun Have you seen the video for Panic at the Disco’s new song? It looks as if the taped gears on their jackets #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Matthew Delman mattdelman Matthew Delman @ @AirshipEmbassy @LiaKeyes And I’m not sure I’d classify that device as fantastic based on what I know of Victorian science. #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Kevin Steil AirshipEmbassy Kevin Steil @ @jhameia Legend sounds interesting, what is it about? #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Lee Ann Farruga CountessaLenora Lee Ann Farruga @ @mattdelman @Eve_Shi I’ve heard Sherlock no. 2 will have more steampunk gadgets. #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Jeanne Sauvage fourchickens Jeanne Sauvage @ @AirshipEmbassy LOL! Actually, I can see it now. #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Kevin Steil AirshipEmbassy Kevin Steil @ @mattdelman @LiaKeyes I’d agree that Sherlock homes wasn’t steampunk, the only SP tech was the device #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Angelica Temoche Spiralred Angelica Temoche @jhameia, there were steam-powered nazi androids, but steampunk seemed like just a fleeting element in Suckerpunch #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Lia Keyes LiaKeyes Lia Keyes RT @AirshipEmbassy: I think to be SP, movies need anachronisms, high tech, low materials, not just the 19th cent settting #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Matthew Delman mattdelman Matthew Delman @ @Eve_Shi I disagree on GR’s Sherlock Holmes as SP at all. The tech wasn’t fantastical enough; Victorians knew most of it. #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Lia Keyes LiaKeyes Lia Keyes RT @ScottWesterfeld: My fave steampunk film is K-20, Fiend of 20 Faces K-20: The Fiend with Twenty Faces (2008) – IMDb #gyrothopters #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Lee Ann Farruga CountessaLenora Lee Ann Farruga @ @ScottWesterfeld I’ll have to look for that. Haven’t seen it. #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Kevin Steil AirshipEmbassy Kevin Steil @ @LiaKeyes I think to be SP, it needs anachronisms, high tech, low materials, not just the 19th cent settting #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Shannon Yun ShannonYun Shannon Yun funRT @ScottWesterfeld: K-20 is set in an alternate 1949 in Japan, has gyrothopters, great clothes, and a big-ass Tesla coil. #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Lia Keyes LiaKeyes Lia Keyes @ @cassiecaine @mattdelman I think that’s a really good definition (when tech becomes overtly fantastical). Love it. #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Jaymee Goh jhameia Jaymee Goh @ @jolantru Why would you say that? #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Angelica Temoche Spiralred Angelica Temoche @ @ScottWesterfeld It’s sounds pretty awesome, gotta check it out #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Joyce Chng (JDamask) jolantru Joyce Chng (JDamask) #steampunkchat Sucker Punch? 2 hours ago Scott Westerfeld ScottWesterfeld Scott Westerfeld K-20 is set in an alternate 1949 in Japan, has gyrothopters, great clothes, and a big-ass Tesla coil. #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Marie Andrews Marie_Andrews Marie Andrews Wild Wild West was my first steampunk movie #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Jaymee Goh jhameia Jaymee Goh @ @ScottWesterfeld Good suggestion! I’ve seen trailers for it but never managed to find the movie itself. #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Cassie cassiecaine Cassie @liakeyes Probably when the technology moves from historical to fantastical, and especially if it’s a major focus of the work #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Jeanne Sauvage fourchickens Jeanne Sauvage @ @AirshipEmbassy Yes, and the toot-sweets! Steampunk candy! #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Kevin Steil AirshipEmbassy Kevin Steil @ @fourchickens No avatar? I’ll send you an 8 x 10 glossy 🙂 #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Jaymee Goh jhameia Jaymee Goh Or Legend of the Tsunami Warrior. I can’t remember. #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Eve Shi Eve_Shi Eve Shi Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes, toward the end. #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Matthew Delman mattdelman Matthew Delman @ @LiaKeyes @AirshipEmbassy When the tech becomes overly fantastic. That’s why I say Sherlock Holmes was NOT steampunk. #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Jaymee Goh jhameia Jaymee Goh I prolly should add that Queens of Langkasuka is called The Tsunami Warrior in the international releases. #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Scott Westerfeld ScottWesterfeld Scott Westerfeld My fave steampunk film is K-20, Fiend of 20 Faces K-20: The Fiend with Twenty Faces (2008) – IMDb #steampunkchat #gyrothopters 2 hours ago Shannon Yun ShannonYun Shannon Yun I liked it too! A little silly at times, but funRT @CountessaLenora: @AirshipEmbassy @jhameia Ill admit. I like Van Helsing. #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Kevin Steil AirshipEmbassy Kevin Steil @ @fourchickens generally, I’d agree that it has the SP aesthetic, and I love the toys, and music 🙂 #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Lee Ann Farruga CountessaLenora Lee Ann Farruga @ @AirshipEmbassy @jhameia I’ll admit. I like Van Helsing. #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Kevin Steil AirshipEmbassy Kevin Steil @ @LiaKeyes Full metal Alchemist – on my to watch list, heard good things about it, though #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Lia Keyes LiaKeyes Lia Keyes @ @AirshipEmbassy When does an otherwise Victorian movie setting become #steampunk? #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Lee Ann Farruga CountessaLenora Lee Ann Farruga For those that have not seen it – Mic Macs. Excellent movie! #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Ekaterina Sedia esedia Ekaterina Sedia @ @AirshipEmbassy @liakeyes Tesla made that movie! #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Polenth Blake Polenth Polenth Blake @ @kevintross They exist and they’re steampunk, if that’s what you mean by valid. #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Kevin Tross kevintross Kevin Tross @ @jhameia found it on netflix. #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Angelica Temoche Spiralred Angelica Temoche Anyone seen anything that combines horror/suspense with steampunk? #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Kevin Steil AirshipEmbassy Kevin Steil @ @jhameia Ahh, van helsing! I’d call that steampunk- great weapons, frankenstein, high tech, low materials – just fun! #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Lee Ann Farruga CountessaLenora Lee Ann Farruga @ @jhameia I’ll be bringing quite a few of my dvd collection to show at CNSE. #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Kevin Steil AirshipEmbassy Kevin Steil @ @LiaKeyes The Prestige I could see as SP, with Tesla & the machine #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Jaymee Goh jhameia Jaymee Goh It might have something to do with my limited DVD collection though, but they’re quite satisfactory. #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Jaymee Goh jhameia Jaymee Goh Right now for my steampunk fix I’ll watch Howl’s, A:TLA, and Queens of Langkasuka. #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Cassie cassiecaine Cassie @kevintross Not unless you mean in the tabletop RPG realm, in which case Warhammer Fantasy has steampunk elements. #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Jeanne Sauvage fourchickens Jeanne Sauvage @airshipembassy Your avatar is not coming through for me tonight. Not sure why…#steampunkchat 2 hours ago Jaymee Goh jhameia Jaymee Goh @ @kevintross Vision of Escaflowne: got dragons and magic and machines and stuff like that. #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Kevin Tross kevintross Kevin Tross @ @Polenth So it is a valid environment? #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Jeanne Sauvage fourchickens Jeanne Sauvage @airshipembassy Hm, I see what you mean. But it does have the steampunk aesthetic, somehow. And the “toys” at the end. #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Kevin Steil AirshipEmbassy Kevin Steil @ @LiaKeyes I’ve started to watch Last Exile but haven’t gotten far into it – looks interesting though #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Polenth Blake Polenth Polenth Blake @ @kevintross I’m a member of Caledon and New Babbage in Second Life. #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Kevin Tross kevintross Kevin Tross Anyone have any suggestions for a merger of fantasy (D&D like) with steampunk? #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Jaymee Goh jhameia Jaymee Goh @ @Spiralred It is excessively silly so don’t watch it with expectations. #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Kevin Steil AirshipEmbassy Kevin Steil @ @fourchickens Still, I love CCBB & would say it’s at least mostly steampunk #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Matthew Delman mattdelman Matthew Delman RT @jhameia: @LiaKeyes @writersyndrome will vouch for FMA anyday. #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Matthew Delman mattdelman Matthew Delman Seconded RT @jhameia: @LiaKeyes @writersyndrome will vouch for FMA anyday. #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Kevin Steil AirshipEmbassy Kevin Steil @ @fourchickens I’ve been wrestling with CCBB as steampunk, for me it still comes down to the car as internal combustion #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Angelica Temoche Spiralred Angelica Temoche @LiaKeyes I’d definitely call it steampunk #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Joyce Chng (JDamask) jolantru Joyce Chng (JDamask) @ @jhameia Definitely League. #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Ekaterina Sedia esedia Ekaterina Sedia @ @kevintross @airshipembassy Also don’t forget Waris: waris #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Jaymee Goh jhameia Jaymee Goh @ @LiaKeyes @writersyndrome will vouch for FMA anyday. #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Shannon Yun ShannonYun Shannon Yun Cool! RT @CountessaLenora: @kevintross @ShannonYun Were watching Firefly with our girls right now as I chat with you. #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Lee Ann Farruga CountessaLenora Lee Ann Farruga @ @LiaKeyes I’ve been told yes, but haven’t seen it yet. #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Jaymee Goh jhameia Jaymee Goh @ @LiaKeyes Never seen it but lots of folks say so! I agree the look of it does. #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Polenth Blake Polenth Polenth Blake Some of the tech in ‘Mysterious Cities of Gold’ was steampunkesque (the golden condor). #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Lia Keyes LiaKeyes Lia Keyes Full Metal Alchemist: Conqueror of Shamballa? #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Angelica Temoche Spiralred Angelica Temoche @jhameia Haven’t seen Van Helsing, I’ll have to check it out #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Kevin Steil AirshipEmbassy Kevin Steil @ @esedia @jhameia I love James Mason as Nemo, but Naseeruddin was great in the role, too #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Matthew Delman mattdelman Matthew Delman @ @AirshipEmbassy @jhameia The Doble steam cars were made in the 1920s/30s and looked like modern cars. Just a thought. #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Jeanne Sauvage fourchickens Jeanne Sauvage @ @LiaKeyes Yes, The Prestige feels right as steampunk. #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Jaymee Goh jhameia Jaymee Goh Oh, people, what about the silliness that was Van Helsing? No rayguns, but those weapons! #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Lia Keyes LiaKeyes Lia Keyes The Prestige.. yes? #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Lee Ann Farruga CountessaLenora Lee Ann Farruga @ @kevintross @ShannonYun We’re watching Firefly with our girls right now as I chat with you. #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Kevin Steil AirshipEmbassy Kevin Steil @ @mattdelman @jhameia for the automobile, though, I’d think it would be more carriage-like, less modern-car-like #steampunkchat 2 hours ago fullofstars fullofstars fullofstars @ @LiaKeyes Love all the art that goes with Last Exile. So, yes! #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Lia Keyes LiaKeyes Lia Keyes @ @AirshipEmbassy @kevintross I walked out of League of Ex. Gents in the cinema. Wanted my money back. #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Jaymee Goh jhameia Jaymee Goh @ @AirshipEmbassy Howl’s is quite delightful. #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Jeanne Sauvage fourchickens Jeanne Sauvage @AirshipEmbassy I think Howl’s Moving Castle is awesome! But my daughter loves Castle in the Sky more. #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Kevin Tross kevintross Kevin Tross I am the same. RT @AirshipEmbassy: @kevintross I enjoyed League for what it was, & was entertained for 2 hours 🙂 #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Matthew Delman mattdelman Matthew Delman RT @AirshipEmbassy: @kevintross I enjoyed League for what it was, & was entertained for 2 hours 🙂 #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Kevin Tross kevintross Kevin Tross @ @ShannonYun I have always considered FireFly to be ‘future steampunk’, which honestly I think is amazing. #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Matthew Delman mattdelman Matthew Delman @ @esedia @airshipembassy @jhameia Especially to be considered a steampunk car. #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Kevin Steil AirshipEmbassy Kevin Steil @ @kevintross I enjoyed League for what it was, & was entertained for 2 hours 🙂 #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Lee Ann Farruga CountessaLenora Lee Ann Farruga @ @AirshipEmbassy @fourchickens They are both very very good! #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Shannon Yun ShannonYun Shannon Yun I thought that was Al Gore RT @jhameia: @CountessaLenora @AirshipEmbassy @jolantru Disney basically invented steampunk XD #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Matthew Delman mattdelman Matthew Delman @ @esedia @airshipembassy @jhameia Right, that’s where I agree with you. The engine in that car was wrong. #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Lee Ann Farruga CountessaLenora Lee Ann Farruga @ @fourchickens Definitely Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. We have a movie night coming up to show it and Great Mouse Detective. #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Shannon Yun ShannonYun Shannon Yun BEST NEMO EVER! RT @esedia: @AirshipEmbassy @jhameia It really seemed confused about its influences. But: best Nemo ever #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Jaymee Goh jhameia Jaymee Goh @ @fourchickens Oooh, there’s a possibility. I’ve never seen the movie but it’s a good suggestion. #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Lia Keyes LiaKeyes Lia Keyes @ @fourchickens Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is definitely steampunk to me. Before it had a name. #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Kevin Tross kevintross Kevin Tross Is anyone involved in the Steampunk communities on a game called, Second Life? Someone mentioned it to me in passing. #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Jeanne Sauvage fourchickens Jeanne Sauvage @ @jhameia Oh, OK. #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Lee Ann Farruga CountessaLenora Lee Ann Farruga @ @jhameia @fourchickens Yes, Disney bought all distribution rights and changed the name. #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Lia Keyes LiaKeyes Lia Keyes Has anyone seen Last Exile? #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Jaymee Goh jhameia Jaymee Goh @ @CountessaLenora @AirshipEmbassy @jolantru Disney basically invented steampunk XD #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Ekaterina Sedia esedia Ekaterina Sedia @ @mattdelman @airshipembassy @jhameia Combustion engine though. #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Kevin Steil AirshipEmbassy Kevin Steil @ @fourchickens I still need to watch Howls and Laputa, but they sound great. #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Shannon Yun ShannonYun Shannon Yun Why not? There are a lot of ray guns in steampunk 🙂 @kevintross:Could FireFly have been a futuristic steam punk? #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Jeanne Sauvage fourchickens Jeanne Sauvage How about Chitty Chitty Bang Bang? #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Lee Ann Farruga CountessaLenora Lee Ann Farruga @ @AirshipEmbassy @jolantru Disney likes steampunk. #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Jaymee Goh jhameia Jaymee Goh @ @fourchickens Castle in the Sky is, I gather, the more int’l name for Laputa. #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Ekaterina Sedia esedia Ekaterina Sedia @ @AirshipEmbassy @jhameia It really seemed confused about its influences. But: not so great movie, best Nemo ever #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Kevin Tross kevintross Kevin Tross @ @ShannonYun Could FireFly have been a ‘futuristic steam punk’? #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Angelica Temoche Spiralred Angelica Temoche @LiaKeyes Agreed! #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Matthew Delman mattdelman Matthew Delman @ @AirshipEmbassy @jhameia Well cars can be steampunk. Remember the automobile’s been around for awhile. #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Kevin Steil AirshipEmbassy Kevin Steil @ @jolantru Disney’s Atlantis was fun, totally Disney, & I loved the artwork #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Kevin Tross kevintross Kevin Tross @ @AirshipEmbassy @jhameia *laughs* I suppose NOT then. though I completely agree with the car. #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Lia Keyes LiaKeyes Lia Keyes @ @fourchickens The great thing about Metropolis: a thinking person’s film. Want more truly steampunk movies of this standard #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Jeanne Sauvage fourchickens Jeanne Sauvage @ @jhameia Oh, did he do Laputa as a movie? It’s the “castle” of Castle in the Sky. I will have to look it up. #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Shannon Yun ShannonYun Shannon Yun Whan I watch Firefly I get a steampunky feeling when they visit Persephone. #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Kevin Tross kevintross Kevin Tross Am I alone in thinking ‘League of Extraordinary Gentlemen’ was just insanely good? #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Kevin Steil AirshipEmbassy Kevin Steil @ @jhameia League of Extraordinary Gentlemen I’d call steampunk, although the car in the movie almost ruined that feel for me #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Lee Ann Farruga CountessaLenora Lee Ann Farruga @ @AirshipEmbassy @LiaKeyes Jasper is beautiful and a great story, but very sad for sure. #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Jeanne Sauvage fourchickens Jeanne Sauvage Yeah, Metropolis isn’t full of the anachronisms one would expect from steampunk. #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Ekaterina Sedia esedia Ekaterina Sedia @ @fourchickens I really liked Howl’s Moving Castle #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Shannon Yun ShannonYun Shannon Yun Thanks! Gonna check them out RT @jhameia: Therere also a couple of the older Miyazaki movies: Laputa, Nausicaa #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Lee Ann Farruga CountessaLenora Lee Ann Farruga @ @jhameia Oh most definitely. #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Kevin Steil AirshipEmbassy Kevin Steil @ @LiaKeyes I also enjoyed Jasper Morello quite a bit, dark & sad but get elements & story #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Lee Ann Farruga CountessaLenora Lee Ann Farruga @ @fourchickens Definitely. #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Kevin Steil AirshipEmbassy Kevin Steil @ @fourchickens Wild Wild West tv show & movie are great SP media. the show had great creativity, I thought #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Jaymee Goh jhameia Jaymee Goh There’re also a couple of the older Miyazaki movies which could qualify as steampunk: Laputa, Nausicaa #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Jeanne Sauvage fourchickens Jeanne Sauvage Also, Howl’s Moving Castle and Castle in the Sky by Miyazaki #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Lia Keyes LiaKeyes Lia Keyes We can talk TV shows, too, if you like. “The Secret Adventures of Jules Verne” (UK show) definitely counts. #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Shannon Yun ShannonYun Shannon Yun The begining of League was so good and held sooooo much promise. Stellar cast, amazing premise, poor execusion #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Lee Ann Farruga CountessaLenora Lee Ann Farruga @ @jhameia As cheesy as it is, I do like it. #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Kevin Steil AirshipEmbassy Kevin Steil @ @Spiralred I love Metroplis, although I think I’d call it more Dieselpunk- 1920s feel, cars, planes #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Matthew Delman mattdelman Matthew Delman @ @ShannonYun Yep, Sky Captain is dieselpunk. #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Jaymee Goh jhameia Jaymee Goh @ @LiaKeyes I agree XD I only liked it because I knew the references. #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Matthew Delman mattdelman Matthew Delman @ @Spiralred I wouldn’t, but it does influence it the genre I’d say. #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Lee Ann Farruga CountessaLenora Lee Ann Farruga @ @AirshipEmbassy 20,000 Leagues is a definite favourite. We own it. #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Shannon Yun ShannonYun Shannon Yun Would Sky Captain be more diesel punk? #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Jaymee Goh jhameia Jaymee Goh @ @mattdelman Neither have I. My first steampunk-y anime was Vision of Escaflowne. And that’s iffy. #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Jeanne Sauvage fourchickens Jeanne Sauvage @ @jhameia To me it embodies the basic, core principles of steampunk. #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Joyce Chng (JDamask) jolantru Joyce Chng (JDamask) Atlantis. #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Lia Keyes LiaKeyes Lia Keyes @ @jhameia UGH, that was such an unwatchably boring movie – but beautiful (League of Ex. Gents) #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Kevin Steil AirshipEmbassy Kevin Steil @ @LiaKeyes Steamboy is a lot of fun – has all the right SP elements for me, & very creative! #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Lee Ann Farruga CountessaLenora Lee Ann Farruga @ @mattdelman Since I was about 4 years old, it’s hard to remember which is the first I saw. #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Matthew Delman mattdelman Matthew Delman Full disclosure: I’ve never actually seen Steamboy. #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Jaymee Goh jhameia Jaymee Goh League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, anybody? #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Angelica Temoche Spiralred Angelica Temoche Can Metropolis be considered steampunk? #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Kevin Steil AirshipEmbassy Kevin Steil 20K has 19th century setting, alternate history, anachronistic tech, 19th cent designs #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Jaymee Goh jhameia Jaymee Goh @ @fourchickens Ooooh, WWW! Although I didn’t think about it as steampunk. #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Shannon Yun ShannonYun Shannon Yun Agreed RT @AirshipEmbassy: My first movie, and my own gold standard, would be Disneys 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Matthew Delman mattdelman Matthew Delman @ @jhameia It’ll do. #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Lia Keyes LiaKeyes Lia Keyes @ @AirshipEmbassy Also ADORE The Mysterious Geographic Explorations of Jasper Morello, though it’s shorter #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Jaymee Goh jhameia Jaymee Goh @ @mattdelman Robot Carnival. Although I guess that’s not really a movie as it is a set of films. #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Jeanne Sauvage fourchickens Jeanne Sauvage @ @mattdelman Wild, Wild, West. #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Kevin Steil AirshipEmbassy Kevin Steil My first movie, and my own gold standard, would be Disney’s 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Lia Keyes LiaKeyes Lia Keyes @ @AirshipEmbassy STEAM BOY! #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Lia Keyes LiaKeyes Lia Keyes @ @jhameia Dang, I’m so envious! #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Shannon Yun ShannonYun Shannon Yun I like how many movies I’ve seen that I loved and then later were able to group them into the steampunk category #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Kevin Steil AirshipEmbassy Kevin Steil What is one movie that you would call steampunk, and use as a standard to judge/compare all other movies? #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Matthew Delman mattdelman Matthew Delman So what’s the first steampunk movie everyone saw? #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Jaymee Goh jhameia Jaymee Goh @ @LiaKeyes ‘Course I am. It’s next week that I shan’t be here. I’ll be swilling around with @CountessaLenora then! #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Lia Keyes LiaKeyes Lia Keyes @ @CountessaLenora Got any favorite #steampunk movies? #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Matthew Delman mattdelman Matthew Delman @ @LiaKeyes @jhameia CNSE is next week, not this week. #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Lee Ann Farruga CountessaLenora Lee Ann Farruga Yay I love steampunk movies! #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Lia Keyes LiaKeyes Lia Keyes @ @jhameia Are you with us? I thought you had tastier fish to fry tonight! #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Jaymee Goh jhameia Jaymee Goh Movies! Yay! (Something I know very little of!) #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Kevin Steil AirshipEmbassy Kevin Steil Woo Hoo! Steampunk Movies RT @mattdelman: Hello chatters! Tonight were talking Steampunk Cinema. #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Matthew Delman mattdelman Matthew Delman Hello chatters! Tonight we’re talking Steampunk Cinema. #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Jaymee Goh jhameia Jaymee Goh @LiaKeyes We’re gonna have to sync our watches someday for #steampunkchat 2 hours ago Lia Keyes LiaKeyes Lia Keyes RT @LiaKeyes: Were talking up #Steampunk Cinema on #Steampunkchat in 15 minutes! Use TweetChat – #steampunkchat #steampunkchat 3 hours ago Kevin Steil AirshipEmbassy Kevin Steil #SteampunkChat starts in 30 minutes at 9pm EST 6pm PST TweetChat – #steampunkchat 3 hours ago Jaymee Goh jhameia Jaymee Goh 30 minutes to #steampunkchat, talking about Steampunk Cinema! 3 hours ago Jaymee Goh jhameia Jaymee Goh About an hour to go before #steampunkchat 4 hours ago Lia Keyes LiaKeyes Lia Keyes We’re talking up #Steampunk Cinema on #Steampunkchat tonight! 6 pm PST / 9 pm EST Use

Transcript: February 12th, 2011—Steampunk and Religion

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1:42 am deoris1: RT @mattdelman: OK, so tonight’s #steampunkchat is going to be about Steampunk and Religion: with special guest @DruPagliassotti, author of CLOCKWORK HEART
1:44 am mattdelman: 15 minutes to #steampunkchat!
1:45 am tribal_gothic: RT @nancyoverbury: RT @mattdelman: Tonights #steampunkchat is about Steampunk & Religion: with special guest @DruPagliassotti (CLOCKWORK HEART) #steampunkchat
1:55 am DruPagliassotti: Hi, everyone! #steampunkchat
1:58 am MadeleineRosca: Hello all, Madeleine Rosca returning to steampunkchat… #steampunkchat
1:59 am jhameia: @DruPagliassotti Hiya! #steampunkchat
1:59 am tribal_gothic: Greetings – I guess the chat is now in progress. I usually try to be Fashionably Late 😉 #steampunkchat
1:59 am jhameia: @MadeleineRosca Welcome back! #steampunkchat
1:59 am AirshipEmbassy: Hi Dru, how are you this week? #steampunkchat
1:59 am AirshipEmbassy: Hi Madeleine, welcome back! #steampunkchat
1:59 am mattdelman: All right folks, so let’s start off tonight’s #steampunkchat with special guest @DruPagliassotti, author of CLOCKWORK HEART!
2:00 am DruPagliassotti: So, where do we want to begin re: religion and steampunk? #steampunkchat
2:00 am alex_lancaster: RT @MadeleineRosca: Hello all, Madeleine Rosca returning to steampunkchat… #steampunkchat
2:01 am DavidRozansky: Checking in to #steampunkchat. David Rozansky, publisher, Flying Pen Press, featuring #Steampunk & Co.
2:01 am tribal_gothic: Since “SteamPunk” has the “Punk” element – I see it as a method against oppression (including oppressive Religion) #steampunkchat
2:02 am mattdelman: How can Steampunk deal with religious topics/storylines within the context of the aesthetic? #steampunkchat
2:03 am mizhalle: Hello everyone! #steampunkchat
2:03 am Mantecoza: Checking in on the #steampunkchat – Greetings from Mantecoza! Have never tried to chat using Twitter before so this should be a good lesson
2:03 am LivingAnRPGLife: #steampunkchat… that’s all…
2:03 am mattdelman: Bear this in mind too though — not all religion is oppressive or “bad.” Some can be quite beneficial. #steampunkchat
2:03 am DavidRozansky: @mattdelman You know, the Steampunk era is about when Reform Judaism was founded. #steampunkchat
2:03 am jhameia: RT @mattdelman: How can Steampunk deal with religious topics/storylines within the context of the aesthetic? #steampunkchat
2:04 am mattdelman: .@DavidRozansky Interesting. I didn’t realize Reform Judaism was that young. #steampunkchat
2:04 am AirshipEmbassy: If you are new to chat, this can be helpful – the hashtag is automatically added – http://tweetchat.com/room/steampunkchat #steampunkchat
2:04 am tribal_gothic: A method against oppressive Society which can be an extension of an Oppressive Religious Social mindset #steampunkchat
2:04 am jhameia: @mattdelman I think that’s very important; just because steampunk focuses so much on tech doesn’t mean it’s anti-religion. #steampunkchat
2:04 am DruPagliassotti: Yet in Victorian England we read about “Christian” charity as opposing poverty, child prostitution, etc.; a good thing. #steampunkchat
2:04 am mattdelman: So, @DruPagliassotti, perhaps you’d like to start with how you dealt with Religious topics inside Clockwork Heart? #steampunkchat
2:04 am AirshipEmbassy: How have steampunk stories so far used religion ? #steampunkchat
2:05 am jhameia: I enjoyed, for example, the imagery in CLOCKWORK HEART that incorporated tech into a life philosophy. #steampunkchat
2:05 am LivingAnRPGLife: Hello all #steampunkchat
2:05 am DavidRozansky: @mattdelman When shtetl/ghetto lifestyle dissolved in US, Reform Judaism meant to bring young jJews back into the flock. #steampunkchat
2:05 am DruPagliassotti: In CH, the central religion worships The Lady of the Forge, a deity who forges people/castes and is a patron to inventors. #steampunkchat
2:05 am mattdelman: @jhameia “Religion without science is blind; science without religion is lame.” — Albert Einstein #steampunkchat
2:06 am MadeleineRosca: The only one I can think of off the top of my head is Whitechapel Gods. #steampunkchat
2:07 am suzannelazear: Hey steampunkers– #steampunkchat is going on now
2:07 am DavidRozansky: I don’t think there’s any special method to view religion in steampunk. Now, cults w/i religious orders, so very steampunky #steampunkchat
2:07 am mattdelman: @DruPagliassotti Is there a real-world basis for The Lady? If so, how did you blend it into a convincing fantasy society? #steampunkchat
2:07 am DruPagliassotti: The Victorians loved self-help books because for the first time class was becoming fluid; one invents both oneself & machines #steampunkchat
2:07 am LivingAnRPGLife: Religion is relying on someone else’s experiences: spirituality is relying on your own. #steampunkchat
2:08 am fourchickens: Also, religion can mean something that’s not Christian-based. #steampunkchat
2:08 am jhameia: @DavidRozansky James Blaylock’s HOMUNCULUS had a cult in it. I think it’s too easy, tho, to set cults up as the bogey. #steampunkchat
2:08 am tribal_gothic: @fourchickens I certainly hope so! #steampunkchat
2:08 am mizhalle: Yup, exactly RT @fourchickens: Also, religion can mean something that’s not Christian-based. #steampunkchat
2:08 am DruPagliassotti: I was combining elements of Hindu beliefs in reincarnation with an archetypical mother-goddess in an industrial setting. #steampunkchat
2:08 am jhameia: @LivingAnRPGLife I see religion more as a social organizing force, whilst spirituality being more personal. #steampunkchat
2:09 am mattdelman: RT @fourchickens: Also, religion can mean something thats not Christian-based. #steampunkchat
2:09 am mizhalle: RT @DruPagliassotti: The Victorians loved self-help books because for the first time class was becoming fluid; one invents both oneself & machines #steampunkchat
2:09 am AirshipEmbassy: @DruPagliassotti what were the factors you had to consider in combing those ideas to create The Lady? #steampunkchat
2:09 am suzannelazear: being home sick means I can duck into #steampunkchat for a bit, hello everyone!
2:10 am mattdelman: @suzannelazear Hello Suzi! #steampunkchat
2:10 am LivingAnRPGLife: @jhameia I understand that about religion, but that’s also true about politics and philosophies #steampunkchat
2:11 am DruPagliassotti: @AirshipEmbassy I wanted a non-Christian industrial society with a religion that supported its bureaucratic caste system…. #steampunkchat
2:11 am mattdelman: Hey everyone, come on over to #steampunkchat going on right now! We’ve got @DruPagliassotti as our special guest!
2:11 am GundamCat13: RT @mattdelman: Hey everyone, come on over to #steampunkchat going on right now! We’ve got @DruPagliassotti as our special guest!
2:12 am DruPagliassotti: …while not feeling too “new.” Also, I wanted to divorce tech from masculinity; woman-as-creator is an eternal concept. #steampunkchat
2:12 am fourchickens: I have to admit, I love stories that incorporate Golems. One of Gail Carriger’s novels has a golem #steampunkchat
2:12 am AndrewMayer: #steampunkchat Hey folks! Checking back in after returning to the USA from New Zealand, where Steampunk is a way of life…
2:12 am LadonnaWatkins: Hi everyone. I’ve missed a few chats. #steampunkchat.
2:13 am mattdelman: @AndrewMayer Hello Andrew! Welcome back. #steampunkchat
2:13 am DruPagliassotti: @AndrewMayer Yay, Oamaru! I’ve been meaning to blog about it for a while now! #steampunkchat
2:13 am deoris1: Happy to back this week. #steampunkchat #writing
2:13 am MadeleineRosca: @fourchickens Yes, few people remember that golems have a strong religious element. #steampunkchat
2:13 am suzannelazear: @fourchickens golems are pretty awesome #steampunkchat
2:13 am mattdelman: @DruPagliassotti Is it more common to have woman as creator or man as creator do you think? #steampunkchat
2:14 am deoris1: RT @mattdelman: Hey everyone, come on over to #steampunkchat going on right now! We’ve got @DruPagliassotti as our special guest! #writing
2:14 am writersyndrome: Stopping in for once. Hello folks! #steampunkchat
2:14 am suzannelazear: @LadonnaWatkins ~waves~ #steampunkchat
2:14 am mattdelman: Hello @writersyndrome! Thanks for popping in. #steampunkchat
2:14 am AndrewMayer: @DruPagliassotti I’ve got some pictures from my visit to Oamaru up on my book page on Facebook. Definitely worth the trip! #steampunkchat
2:14 am MadeleineRosca: @writersyndrome Hello there! #steampunkchat
2:14 am AirshipEmbassy: @DruPagliassotti how is the bureaucratic caste system set up and maintained, and how did the religion reinforce it? #steampunkchat
2:14 am jhameia: @LivingAnRPGLife Indeed! Which doesn’t make it any less important. #steampunkchat
2:15 am DruPagliassotti: I’ve been working on a SP story for a while that would call on the Japanese concept of tsukumogami; artifact spirits. #steampunkchat
2:15 am DruPagliassotti: @AirshipEmbassy Everyone is born to a caste but can take a Great Exam to test into another; “forging” themselves anew. #steampunkchat
2:16 am LadonnaWatkins: @suzannelazear Waving back. #steampunkchat
2:16 am writersyndrome: Ted Chiang’s story “Seventy-Two letters” uses a kabbalah- magic-tech system; it’s the most clever use of religion in sp #steampunkchat
2:16 am tribal_gothic: RT @writersyndrome: Ted Chiang’s story “Seventy-Two letters” uses a kabbalah- magic-tech system; it’s the most clever use of religion in sp #steampunkchat
2:16 am MadeleineRosca: @DruPagliassotti So castes in your world aren’t necessarily permanent? Does one ever get ‘demoted’? #steampunkchat
2:16 am DruPagliassotti: @AndrewMayer Awesome; bookmarking it for later perusal! #steampunkchat
2:16 am LadonnaWatkins: Very interesting topic. I’m eager to see what people think about this. #steampunkchat
2:16 am tribal_gothic: @writersyndrome Now, that sounds interesting! #steampunkchat
2:16 am AirshipEmbassy: @DruPagliassotti I like that, fate and free will working together, which are classic themes in themselves #steampunkchat
2:17 am LivingAnRPGLife: @mattdelman Do you mean only in Steampunk? Define “creator”? #steampunkchat
2:18 am DruPagliassotti: @MadeleineRosca The castes are permeable, except the rulers (!), but the m protag in CH is a voluntary “outcaste” #steampunkchat
2:18 am regenklang: @writersyndrome what about China Mieville’s golems in The Iron Council, though? same ideo-linguistic base #steampunkchat
2:18 am Peygann: Hi everyone. #steampunkchat
2:19 am AndrewMayer: One thing I think that’s hard to grasp is how deeply religion was woven into most societies until the modern era. #steampunkchat
2:19 am mattdelman: @LivingAnRPGLife It was a more general ethnographic question to be honest. #steampunkchat
2:19 am DruPagliassotti: @mattdelman IMO classic steampunk was often male-oriented due to the tech; SP romance was “female” SP; but that’s changing #steampunkchat
2:20 am sjdbrandon: Hello #steampunkchat! Tea anyone?
2:20 am LadonnaWatkins: Is there supposed to be an element of religion in SP? Or can you make it subtle without it sticking out like a sore thumb? #steampunkchat
2:20 am DruPagliassotti: @AndrewMayer I agree, which is why I think it’s important to take into consideration, whether one’s pro or con religion #steampunkchat
2:20 am mattdelman: @AndrewMayer Good point. In earlier times, the Church/Mosque/Synagogue *was* your life. #steampunkchat
2:20 am Shannon_Shea: @DruPagliassotti Have you found it a challenging endeavor to incorporate the tsukumogami into SP? #steampunkchat
2:20 am jhameia: @AndrewMayer Indeed. Even so-called secular principles had seeds in Protestantism, in the West. #steampunkchat
2:20 am writersyndrome: @regenklang Indeed, that’s true. But I like Chiang’s blurring of the line where religion & science intersect #steampunkchat
2:21 am DruPagliassotti: @LadonnaWatkins I’d say it’s voluntary, except religion forms a framework for our thought even if we’re anti-religious. #steampunkchat
2:21 am tribal_gothic: I would like to see a Steampunk story with elements of John Dee and Edward Kelley – as SP is almost Alchemy anyway… #steampunkchat
2:21 am AndrewMayer: And their beliefs were as real and as powerful as any magic we put into our fiction. #steampunkchat
2:21 am jhameia: @mattdelman @AndrewMayer And today, folk religions still persist. I still bow to altars outside shops and houses. #steampunkchat
2:22 am fourchickens: Miyazaki’s films all combine religion and steampunk technogy. #steampunkchat
2:22 am DruPagliassotti: @Shannon_Shea Yeah, I’m not a Meiji-period scholar, so I keep stopping and worrying that I’m being inaccurate! #steampunkchat
2:22 am RjurikDavidson: @jhameia There are those who say that all political theory descends from theology #steampunkchat
2:22 am MadeleineRosca: @fourchickens That’s a great point. Miyazaki does that a lot. #steampunkchat
2:22 am jhameia: @fourchickens Not all his films. #steampunkchat
2:22 am fourchickens: @LadonnaWatkins I don’t think it has to be there. Just many folks put it there for a foil. #steampunkchat
2:23 am erinlausten: With invention being a huge part of SP, I can see a large focus on Man as creator #steampunkchat
2:23 am DruPagliassotti: @tribal_gothic Agreed; alchemy could explain much SP tech. Have you read “Glass Books of the Dream Eaters”? #steampunkchat
2:23 am DavidRozansky: .@LivingAnRPGLife Saw you in #steampunkchat, decided to follow, so…hi!
2:23 am jhameia: @RjurikDavidson A ton of things grew out of philosophy and theology. Greek drama grew out of worship rituals. #steampunkchat
2:23 am MadeleineRosca: @erinlausten In a spiritual sense? #steampunkchat
2:24 am writersyndrome: @erinlausten Or how about Newton’s Clockwork Universe theory? #steampunkchat
2:24 am fourchickens: I think it’s fascinating to look at the juxtaposition of religion and tech. Magic vs. Logic argument over and over again. #steampunkchat
2:24 am AndrewMayer: @fourchickens Good point! I think Miyazaki nicely captures the tension between the two…. #steampunkchat
2:24 am fourchickens: @jhameia Yes, true. Many of his films. #steampunkchat
2:24 am jhameia: @fourchickens Religion can be logical. #steampunkchat
2:24 am DruPagliassotti: @jhameia And Weber’s “The Protestant Ethic” strongly suggests religion affected Western industrialization. #steampunkchat
2:25 am mattdelman: @fourchickens One of the things that amuses me is that Religion and Logic aren’t natural enemies. #steampunkchat
2:25 am jhameia: @DruPagliassotti @tribal_gothic Fabulous books! Wish I could find the Dark Volume. #steampunkchat
2:25 am LadonnaWatkins: @DruPagliassotti I agree. #steampunkchat
2:25 am tribal_gothic: and the Cartesian division… #steampunkchat
2:25 am mattdelman: @jhameia JINX by the way. #steampunkchat
2:25 am AndrewMayer: @jhameia How many homonculi can dance on the head of a pin? #steampunkchat
2:25 am fourchickens: Isn’t alchemy the ultimate of tech plus religion? #steampunkchat
2:25 am regenklang: @writersyndrome definitely. the Babylon Tower and God’s Love stories where religion = science fact are among his best #steampunkchat
2:25 am RjurikDavidson: @jhameia In a similar vein, I’ve been working on post-1917 Soviet SP, where Stalinist marxism takes on semi-religious aspects #steampunkchat
2:26 am jhameia: @mattdelman *hi5s* #steampunkchat
2:26 am fourchickens: @mattdelman Exactly #steampunkchat
2:26 am fourchickens: @AndrewMayer Yes, me too. #steampunkchat
2:26 am DruPagliassotti: A society in which the gods determine one’s station is arguably a static society; determinism is anti-progress. #steampunkchat
2:26 am mattdelman: @DruPagliassotti @jhameia Western morality is largely influenced by the Christian Bible (which to be honest is real surprise) #steampunkchat
2:26 am tribal_gothic: Ha. Well if it is one of those large brass pins… #steampunkchat
2:26 am MadeleineRosca: @RjurikDavidson I would love to read that. #steampunkchat
2:26 am jhameia: @AndrewMayer As many homunculi as can dance on the head of a pin! #steampunkchat
2:26 am Shannon_Shea: RT @mattdelman: Hey everyone, come on over to #steampunkchat going on right now! We’ve got @DruPagliassotti as our special guest!
2:26 am mattdelman: Meant to say it’s NOT a real surprise to see the Christian Bible’s influence in Western society. #steampunkchat
2:26 am srolutola: RT @jhameia: Tonight’s #steampunkchat topic: Steampunk & Religion, with host @mattdelman & special guest @DruPagliassotti of CLOCKWORK HEART, 9EST/6PST!
2:27 am RjurikDavidson: @MadeleineRosca Well, hopefully before too long. Alas, I’ve many deadlines! #steampunkchat
2:27 am jhameia: @RjurikDavidson A bit of a tangent, but when I read Specters of Marx, I was shivering at recognizing my religion in it. =) #steampunkchat
2:27 am erinlausten: @MadeleineRosca absolutely, The man as creator conflicts with a God creator questions like that have been around forever #steampunkchat
2:27 am LivingAnRPGLife: @DavidRozansky Hi back! Interesting discussion going on… Jump in! #steampunkchat
2:27 am writersyndrome: @regenklang I’m reminded of another Ted Chiang story (dang)– have you read “The Tower of Babylon”? #steampunkchat
2:28 am DruPagliassotti: @erinlausten @MadeleineRosca So if humans are made in the gods’ image, they, too, should be creators by nature….(?) #steampunkchat
2:28 am tribal_gothic: or the influence of Horus (predated concept) on Western society. #steampunkchat
2:28 am MadeleineRosca: This has made me realise how much I gotta get around to picking up Ted Chiang. #steampunkchat
2:28 am AndrewMayer: The growing conflict between religion and science is something that sets the Steampunk genre apart from Medieval fantasy. #steampunkchat
2:28 am writersyndrome: @erinlausten @MadeleineRosca man vs creator = Frankenstein #steampunkchat
2:29 am mattdelman: Be right back all. #steampunkchat
2:29 am Shannon_Shea: @DruPagliassotti Though of of the spirits in japanese mythology the tsukumogami are a very appropriate choice for steampunk #steampunkchat
2:29 am fourchickens: @DruPagliassotti Yes, alchemy is perfect for sp tech plus religion #steampunkchat
2:29 am LivingAnRPGLife: What if religion is the meeting of the whole mind? right and left? Would that be the alchemical in SP? #steampunkchat
2:29 am tribal_gothic: RT @AndrewMayer: The growing conflict between religion and science is something that sets the Steampunk genre apart from Medieval fantasy. #steampunkchat
2:29 am jhameia: @MadeleineRosca I too would like to pick up Ted Chiang in more than one way. #steampunkchat
2:29 am satanic_plastic: RT @AndrewMayer: The growing conflict between religion and science is something that sets the Steampunk genre apart from Medieval fantasy. #steampunkchat
2:29 am DruPagliassotti: In my story “Galvanics” over at Beneath Ceaseless Skies, industry has literally found a way to siphon off lower-class souls #steampunkchat
2:29 am mattdelman: @writersyndrome @erinlausten @MadeleineRosca Frankenstein is closer to man vs. himself than anything. #steampunkchat
2:30 am MadeleineRosca: @jhameia Ahaha yikes. #steampunkchat
2:30 am DruPagliassotti: @Shannon_Shea I was inspired by seeing a bunraku play in Japan. But I think I may need to find a Japanese co-author! #steampunkchat
2:30 am regenklang: @writersyndrome hah! I have been whoring out Your Story and Others to everyone I know for ages. even used it for classes! #steampunkchat
2:30 am erinlausten: @DruPagliassotti Determinism was a heavy concept for the Greeks interesting the influence Greek philosophy has on SP #steampunkchat
2:30 am MadeleineRosca: @mattdelman Parent versus child, in a perverted sense? #steampunkchat
2:31 am MadeleineRosca: @DruPagliassotti Where can I get that story? #steampunkchat
2:31 am suzannelazear: one man’s science is another man’s religion, which I think can lend itself well to #steampunk worldbuilding #steampunkchat
2:31 am LivingAnRPGLife: @erinlausten and @MadeleineRosca God made man, man made bridges therefore God made bridges… my dad’s theology 🙂 #steampunkchat
2:31 am DruPagliassotti: @satanic_plastic @AndrewMayer Altho the conflict is primarily with Christianity; some religions seem compatible with SP #steampunkchat
2:31 am writersyndrome: @mattdelman @erinlausten @MadeleineRosca But whether Man has that right to play God too RE: Frankenstein #steampunkchat
2:31 am DruPagliassotti: @MadeleineRosca http://www.beneath-ceaseless-skies.com/story.php?s=64 #steampunkchat
2:32 am tribal_gothic: RT @writersyndrome: “man vs creator = Frankenstein” Ah, but that was a failed attempt – Human Condition. What about SP/AI #steampunkchat
2:32 am fourchickens: Frankenstein isn’t the Golem. He is more. And more awful. Golem=clay and magic. Frankenstein=arrogant science. #steampunkchat
2:32 am MadeleineRosca: @DruPagliassotti Much obliged. #steampunkchat
2:32 am DruPagliassotti: I’m finding it interesting that we’re using “man” for “humanity” — a little Victorianesque gender assumption sneaking in? #steampunkchat
2:33 am tribal_gothic: Plus, you would have to completely define this idea some call “God” #steampunkchat
2:33 am writersyndrome: @fourchickens Agreed. #steampunkchat
2:33 am jhameia: @DruPagliassotti Anything would be in conflict with a religion featuring a monotheistic controlling deity, I think. #steampunkchat
2:33 am erinlausten: @fourchickens Frankenstein=arrogant science, they call it the enlightenment, but it also brought strong human arrogance #steampunkchat
2:33 am mattdelman: @DruPagliassotti @satanic_plastic @AndrewMayer I wouldn’t say Christianity was incompatible with SP. Look at @Jay_Lake‘s work #steampunkchat
2:33 am DruPagliassotti: @fourchickens Right; the story was very much a “challenging God as creator” parable. #steampunkchat
2:33 am writersyndrome: @DruPagliassotti LoL. Thx for pointing that out. Person vs. the Divine then #steampunkchat
2:34 am DavidRozansky: @DruPagliassotti I would say “Man” for “Humanity” is the Victorian’s version of “ppl” to get their own character count down. #steampunkchat
2:34 am jhameia: @DruPagliassotti Which is why I found the Lady in CH so compelling; a creator whose identity isn’t predicated on control. #steampunkchat
2:35 am fourchickens: @DruPagliassotti Exactly. #steampunkchat
2:35 am DruPagliassotti: @mattdelman Right; if working hard/material rewards = signs of God’s grace, then invention = sanctity. #steampunkchat
2:35 am fourchickens: @erinlausten Yes, true. #steampunkchat
2:35 am jolantru: #steampunkchat Machine gods? The mechanical acolyte?
2:35 am mattdelman: RT @DruPagliassotti: @mattdelman Right; if working hard/material rewards = signs of God’s grace, then invention = sanctity. #steampunkchat
2:35 am AndrewMayer: @jhameia @DruPagliassotti Any society based on theological power is going to be rocked when technology reaches the masses. #steampunkchat
2:36 am DruPagliassotti: @DavidRozansky 😉 Just wanted to point it out ’cause of previous questions about SP, gender, and creator-deities! #steampunkchat
2:36 am AndrewMayer: @mattdelman I think it’s in conflict if you’re going historical. Not so much if it’s an alternate world. #steampunkchat
2:37 am suzannelazear: @DruPagliassotti I think so! I can’t think of a gender-neutral version of “humanity” off the top of my head, though. #steampunkchat
2:37 am LivingAnRPGLife: @DruPagliassotti huMAN shows we are still nurtured from the Victorian tree. Hence the return to SP #steampunkchat
2:37 am jhameia: @mattdelman I’d think that’s a case of religion with the aesthetic, specifically. #steampunkchat
2:37 am AirshipEmbassy: @AndrewMayer @jhameia @DruPagliassotti available technology provides options and choices for the masses #steampunkchat
2:37 am tribal_gothic: and I really like the alternate world ideas… #steampunkchat
2:38 am jhameia: @suzannelazear “ppl”, as @DavidRozansky helpfully pointed out to us. #steampunkchat
2:38 am fourchickens: @DruPagliassotti I think it’s good to analyze the use of “man” for “people”#steampunkchat
2:39 am DruPagliassotti: Steampunk’s emphasis on creation seems to challenge gods’ power of creation; thus the tension many perceive between the two. #steampunkchat
2:39 am fourchickens: @tribal_gothic I love alternate world narratives. #steampunkchat
2:39 am tribal_gothic: RT @fourchickens: I think it’s good to analyze the use of “man” for “people” (How about “Semi-Advanced Monkey things”) #steampunkchat
2:40 am RjurikDavidson: @DruPagliassotti Yet, a creationist view might see “invention” etc as a manifestation of the Creator #steampunkchat
2:40 am fourchickens: So, religion vs technology get confusing. Does it morph into magic vs. science? Or religion vs. magic? Interesting. #steampunkchat
2:40 am fourchickens: @tribal_gothic LOL! #steampunkchat
2:41 am SyferLocke: I always miss #steampunkchat cuz it never happens when I have access to a real computer. Phone is fine for twitter, but it lacks chat.
2:41 am ShannonYun: @tribal_gothic @fourchickens I’m all for the Monkey-Things 🙂 #steampunkchat
2:41 am erinlausten: @fourchickens so is magic the piece between religion and technology? The piece we don’t quite understand? #steampunkchat
2:42 am tribal_gothic: @fourchickens Well, in a way, the Blacksmith was the first Alchemist – and is a precursor to SP #steampunkchat
2:42 am suzannelazear: @jhameia But I don’t think it works in all cases. What about when working in a world with “humanity” & a non-human “people”? #steampunkchat
2:42 am DruPagliassotti: @RjurikDavidson Right, in which case there’s no tension; I think that’d be a nice concept to work with in a SP story. #steampunkchat
2:43 am DruPagliassotti: @tribal_gothic Like the Roman god Vulcan/Hephaestus, the inventor-god #steampunkchat
2:43 am fourchickens: Every SP thing I’ve encountered doesn’t seem to be set in super-religious world. More a “natural magic” vs. technology world? #steampunkchat
2:43 am RjurikDavidson: @DruPagliassotti Agreed. Could imagine two characters standing on either side of the debate. #steampunkchat
2:43 am fourchickens: @erinlausten I’m thinking that yes, that is the issue. #steampunkchat
2:44 am suzannelazear: @DruPagliassotti vengeful gods seeking revenge on a people who create too much? #steampunkchat
2:44 am jhameia: @suzannelazear …. just because some folks are non-human doesn’t mean they’re not people…? #steampunkchat
2:44 am tribal_gothic: @DruPagliassotti Yes, exactly (Vulcan/Hephaestus). #steampunkchat
2:44 am jhameia: @erinlausten @fourchickens I think that’s an interesting way of seeing it…! #steampunkchat
2:44 am fourchickens: @tribal_gothic Yes, true. #steampunkchat
2:44 am DruPagliassotti: @fourchickens BTW, I deliberately didn’t use magic in CH (altho I have in other SP works), which drove the marketers nuts. #steampunkchat
2:45 am RjurikDavidson: @suzannelazear vengeful gods taking revenge on people who create too little, or in the wrong direction, or the wrong things? #steampunkchat
2:45 am DruPagliassotti: @suzannelazear Very Tower of Babel! #steampunkchat
2:45 am AndrewMayer: @erinlausten Magic is the embodiment of symbology?imagination and symbology made “real” #steampunkchat
2:45 am MadeleineRosca: You could make a good steampunk Tower of Babel. #steampunkchat
2:46 am suzannelazear: @jhameia I mean as a way to differentiate the two groups, usually I use “humans” and “people” #steampunkchat
2:46 am fourchickens: @DruPagliassotti I can imagine. We have kind of gone into major magic land with SP…#steampunkchat
2:46 am suzannelazear: @jhameia no, that’s not what I mean at all. #steampunkchat
2:46 am AndrewMayer: But once you’re in a world with actual magic, I think the “argument” is mostly moot. #steampunkchat
2:47 am tribal_gothic: @AndrewMayer Quantum into Material (Scientific) / Yesod into Malkuth (Mystical) – (imagination and symbology made “real”) #steampunkchat
2:47 am fourchickens: Lately, all the books I’m reading labeled SP are mainly magic and zombies. What gives? #steampunkchat
2:47 am jhameia: @suzannelazear Ohh. I was kinda referring to the context of the chat, where ppl works just fine! XD #steampunkchat
2:48 am DavidRozansky: Gotta sign off early. G’night to #steampunkchat ppl. David Rozansky, Publisher, Flying Pen Press http://flyingpenpress.com
2:48 am karinlow: Science and religion/spirituality aren’t mutually exclusive. “Progress” and belief…that’s another story. #steampunkchat
2:48 am DruPagliassotti: @fourchickens Easy to market. Agents love that. “Pure” SP is hard; is it historical? sci-fi? drives ‘em crazy. #steampunkchat
2:48 am suzannelazear: @RjurikDavidson I could see that making a great steampunk story #steampunkchat
2:48 am MadeleineRosca: @fourchickens Zombies are so hot right now! #steampunkchat
2:48 am jhameia: RT @karinlow: Science and religion/spirituality arent mutually exclusive. “Progress” and belief…thats another story. #steampunkchat
2:48 am jolantru: @jhameia @suzannelazear Exactly. What defines humanity or sentience? #steampunkchat
2:48 am tribal_gothic: @fourchickens Ah, well Zombies are the hot thing and they just toss them into anything now. #steampunkchat
2:49 am DruPagliassotti: @karinlow I could imagine a fantasy theology in which the gods *encourage* humans to progress to their level of achievement. #steampunkchat
2:49 am tribal_gothic: RT @karinlow: Science and religion/spirituality aren’t mutually exclusive. “Progress” and belief…that’s another story. #steampunkchat
2:49 am satanic_plastic: RT @karinlow: Science and religion/spirituality aren’t mutually exclusive. “Progress” and belief…that’s another story. #steampunkchat
2:49 am AndrewMayer: I’ve got to duck out early as well. So happy to be back in the chat! Thanks everyone! #steampunkchat
2:49 am writersyndrome: @DruPagliassotti @fourchickens Tell me about that! Publishers are running around putting sp on everything too #steampunkchat
2:49 am tribal_gothic: @AndrewMayer Glad you attended ! #steampunkchat
2:50 am DruPagliassotti: Zombies work well as a -punk metaphor for any mind-deadening concept you want to demonize; religion, tech, whatever. #steampunkchat
2:50 am fourchickens: @DruPagliassotti Don’t get me wrong, I love magic! But I think SP is losing it’s way a bit with the zombie, etc., stuff. #steampunkchat
2:50 am DruPagliassotti: @AndrewMayer Nice to e-meet you! #steampunkchat
2:50 am suzannelazear: @jhameia right, but I was wondering about other terms because I usually work with “humanity” and “ppl” in the same world #steampunkchat
2:51 am MadeleineRosca: @DruPagliassotti Great point about zombies. #steampunkchat
2:51 am LivingAnRPGLife: @fourchickens Isn’t natural magic the extreme on the religious end? #steampunkchat
2:51 am writersyndrome: @fourchickens @DruPagliassotti When it comes to what goes into SP lit now, I’m seeing more & more fantasy elements in general #steampunkchat
2:51 am jhameia: @suzannelazear That might have to be a whole ‘nother chat unto itself. Linguistics is an interesting thing! #steampunkchat
2:51 am DruPagliassotti: @fourchickens S’okay, I wrote a controversial post on that: http://drupagliassotti.com/2009/03/02/gaslamp-or-steampunk/ #steampunkchat
2:51 am fourchickens: @LivingAnRPGLife Well, I think that’s the issue. Is magic the Ultimate Religion? Or the Anti-Religion? #steampunkchat
2:52 am fourchickens: @DruPagliassotti Ah, good point. #steampunkchat
2:52 am AndrewMayer: And a quick plug: I’ll be on a panel with Jay Lake at the Rose City SP film festival on Sunday! http://bit.ly/gTQS1g #steampunkchat Bye!
2:52 am DruPagliassotti: @fourchickens Much classic ceremonial magic is predicated on Christian & kabbalistic belief. #steampunkchat
2:52 am SyferLocke: @DruPagliassotti why not? Once upon a time they used dragons to do the same thing #steampunkchat
2:52 am AirshipEmbassy: @writersyndrome @fourchickens @DruPagliassotti I wonder if SP will follow the path of scifi – hard and soft stories #steampunkchat
2:52 am fourchickens: @writersyndrome I know! Ppl keep asking me to recommend the “ultimate” SP book. Hard to do. #steampunkchat
2:53 am jhameia: @DruPagliassotti @karinlow Like Stargate? The Asgard aliens have these “tests” for humans they protect. #steampunkchat
2:53 am mizhalle: @fourchickens re: magic I tend to see it in the same vein as religion– much of it is centered in belief #steampunkchat
2:53 am DruPagliassotti: @fourchickens (and in my new novel “An Agreement with Hell,” I have a Christian magickian.) #steampunkchat
2:53 am suzannelazear: @jhameia “mortal” works instead of “human,” especially when working with Faeries, but I can’t think of much else #steampunkchat
2:53 am AirshipEmbassy: @writersyndrome Hard sci fi, with actual science, Hard SP with more tech aspects? Softer stories have more fantasy? #steampunkchat
2:53 am writersyndrome: @LivingAnRPGLife @fourchickens I don’t think natural magic = extreme religion, just because I think of religion as a system #steampunkchat
2:53 am karinlow: @DruPagliassotti I think humans’d be surprised how much any realistic concept of god would encourage ppl to progress. But… #steampunkchat
2:53 am erinlausten: @fourchickens @LivingAnRPGLife It depends magic may be anti- to a western christian based religion, but goes with other types #steampunkchat
2:53 am RjurikDavidson: @LivingAnRPGLife There’s no reason why “magic” can’t be scientifically founded in a SP world – different laws of physics etc #steampunkchat
2:54 am fourchickens: @MizHalle That’s the rub, though. Is magic the Ultimate Religion? Or the Ultimate Science? #steampunkchat
2:54 am jolantru: @AirshipEmbassy @writersyndrome @fourchickens @drupagliassotti I think it’s already happening. #steampunkchat
2:54 am DruPagliassotti: @AirshipEmbassy @writersyndrome “Hard” usually = tech, but “soft” can equal “human”; emotions, relationships, conflict…. #steampunkchat
2:54 am karinlow: @DruPagliassotti …humans don’t tend to see it that way. Knowledge=arrogance sometimes & assuming u know everything. #steampunkchat
2:54 am ShannonYun: For all. Besides this chat being posted at SWAG, is there a way to scroll through any old chats on TweetChat? #steampunkchat
2:54 am fourchickens: @DruPagliassotti Love. It. #steampunkchat
2:54 am karinlow: @jhameia @DruPagliassotti Not familiar with Stargate, sorry! #steampunkchat
2:55 am fourchickens: @AirshipEmbassy I think it’s already happening. #steampunkchat
2:55 am jhameia: @suzannelazear It depends on the universe. #steampunkchat
2:55 am DruPagliassotti: @erinlausten @fourchickens @LivingAnRPGLife I agree; we shouldn’t assume religion = Christianity! #steampunkchat
2:55 am suzannelazear: @jolantru I usually use “Humanity” when working with humans since I usually work with “humans” and “others” @jhameia #steampunkchat
2:55 am writersyndrome: @fourchickens @MizHalle Religion & Science both address Answers to Big Things. Magic is just a method. #steampunkchat
2:55 am AirshipEmbassy: @RjurikDavidson @LivingAnRPGLife scientifically found magic, like in MK Hobson’s Native Star #steampunkchat
2:55 am jhameia: @karinlow It’s problematic, but the incorporation of various mythologies with space aliens is pretty interesting! #steampunkchat
2:55 am mizhalle: @fourchickens I personally don’t think it fits into either box! Magic is a lot like science to me, but one based on belief #steampunkchat
2:56 am writersyndrome: @fourchickens @MizHalle But that method can be quantitative (science) or faith-based (religion) #steampunkchat
2:56 am fourchickens: @jolantru Agreed. #steampunkchat
2:56 am DruPagliassotti: @mizhalle You start getting into quantum physics and chaos theory, and it might as well be magic! #steampunkchat
2:56 am fourchickens: @RjurikDavidson Exactly my point. #steampunkchat
2:57 am mizhalle: Agreed; different methods! RT @writersyndrome: Religion & Science both address Answers to Big Things. Magic is just a method. #steampunkchat
2:57 am fourchickens: @mizhalle Yes, true. But for some, magic doesn’t count on belief. It just is. #steampunkchat
2:57 am writersyndrome: @jhameia @karinlow Read Tobias Buckell’s Crystal Rain if you’re looking for aliens & religion (and steampunk!) #steampunkchat
2:57 am suzannelazear: @fourchickens I think magic or science is in the eyes of the beholder in the world you created #steampunkchat
2:58 am RjurikDavidson: Have to check out now – thanks for the SP stimulation! #steampunkchat
2:58 am tribal_gothic: “Magick is the Science and Art of causing Change to occur in conformity with Will.” ~AC (very much quantum physics as well) #steampunkchat
2:58 am erinlausten: @mizhalle @fourchickens I think both science and magic are based on belief and have laws excepted by the practitioners, #steampunkchat
2:58 am LivingAnRPGLife: @MizHalle for some magic IS science. Science is just a practice… #steampunkchat
2:58 am fourchickens: @DruPagliassotti YES! Exactly! #steampunkchat
2:58 am satanic_plastic: RT @tribal_gothic: “Magick is the Science and Art of causing Change to occur in conformity with Will.” ~AC (very much quantum physics as well) #steampunkchat
2:58 am fourchickens: RT @LivingAnRPGLife: @MizHalle for some magic IS science. Science is just a practice… #steampunkchat
2:58 am karinlow: @jhameia We’d be space aliens to 2000BC civilization so I think to some extent it’s a relative concept: mythology & science. #steampunkchat
2:58 am MadeleineRosca: @RjurikDavidson Nice meeting you! #steampunkchat
2:58 am DruPagliassotti: @writersyndrome What’s fun is when religion goes quant — # of angels on a head of a pin, date of Creation, etc. #steampunkchat
2:58 am jhameia: When incorporating religion into a steampunk setting, it’s important to consider what the religion’s role is in your setting. #steampunkchat
2:58 am fourchickens: @erinlausten Yes, I think that is exactly the issue. #steampunkchat
2:58 am jolantru: @suzannelazear @jhameia How about Sentients? #steampunkchat
2:59 am erinlausten: @erinlausten @mizhalle @fourchickens Accepted, not excepted #steampunkchat
2:59 am DruPagliassotti: @jhameia Right. Do steampunk characters work within a religious framework or rebel against it; and why. #steampunkchat
2:59 am karinlow: @writersyndrome @jhameia I kno his work! 🙂 I’m dealing w/ the ? of spirituality & progress in GD so this has been on my mind #steampunkchat
3:00 am writersyndrome: @DruPagliassotti Indeed. Or measuring the distance b/w heaven & earth (Dang, Ted Chiang in my head again!) #steampunkchat
3:00 am jolantru: #steampunkchat Magic is a language. So is science. Diff. ways of negotiating the world.
3:00 am DruPagliassotti: @jhameia To completely ignore religion would often be to ignore the “ground rules” for politics, economy, crime, etc. #steampunkchat
3:02 am mizhalle: You could say the same thing about religion for some! RT @fourchickens: for some, magic doesn’t count on belief. It just is. #steampunkchat
3:02 am jhameia: @DruPagliassotti and culture, aesthetics, and philosophical evolution. #steampunkchat
3:02 am writersyndrome: @DruPagliassotti @jhameia example of SP characters who rebel: the protags of “The Masters” by Ursula K. LeGuin #steampunkchat
3:02 am tribal_gothic: Great Chat, but must run off for tonight… #steampunkchat
3:03 am DruPagliassotti: @jhameia So I think grappling with religion is important to steampunk, even if it’s not central to any given work. #steampunkchat
3:04 am LivingAnRPGLife: @DruPagliassotti What about SP characters within religion? The old monasteries were the havens for mechanics… #steampunkchat
3:04 am writersyndrome: @DruPagliassotti @jhameia But I’m also relating that in ref to “The Hidden Sky” the musical based on story, which is more sp #steampunkchat
3:05 am suzannelazear: @jolantru sentients. That’s harder for me to define. do we go with intelligence or presence of culture or both @jhameia #steampunkchat
3:05 am DruPagliassotti: @LivingAnRPGLife Yes; in a medvl/Ren Sp setting, it was the kings & the churches that paid for art, inventions, and the like. #steampunkchat
3:06 am suzannelazear: @jolantru then how do we define culture or intelligence? I think it depends on your world @jhameia #steampunkchat
3:07 am mizhalle: @suzannelazear Self-awareness, perhaps? @jolantru @jhameia #steampunkchat
3:08 am DruPagliassotti: @writersyndrome In which religion is anti-tech; a plausibly reasonable standpoint if tech destroyed your world…! #steampunkchat
3:08 am CountessaLenora: Visit with family finally done, what did I miss so far? #steampunkchat
3:08 am erinlausten: @suzannelazear @jolantru @jhameia That is the wonderful thing about SP. You get to decide and explore the concepts you want #steampunkchat
3:08 am mizhalle: RT @LivingAnRPGLife: @MizHalle for some magic IS science. Science is just a practice… #steampunkchat
3:09 am jhameia: @mizhalle @suzannelazear @jolantru Ladies, focus on the topic =) #steampunkchat
3:09 am suzannelazear: @MizHalle yes, I think self-awareness is a good one @jolantru @jhameia #steampunkchat
3:09 am DruPagliassotti: @erinlausten Exactly; steampunk is inspired by that historical moment in which the world seemed so rich with possibility…. #steampunkchat
3:09 am LivingAnRPGLife: and if science IS the religion….#steampunkchat
3:10 am mizhalle: @jhameia Yes ma’am! #steampunkchat
3:10 am CountessaLenora: Are we talking worldwide religions or fictional? #steampunkchat
3:11 am CountessaLenora: …or a combination of both in a steampunk setting. #steampunkchat
3:11 am DruPagliassotti: @CountessaLenora We’re hopping over the place like a live wire; addressing both real and fictional religions & steampunk #steampunkchat
3:11 am jhameia: @CountessaLenora Worldwide in relation to steampunk, or fictional. =) #steampunkchat
3:11 am suzannelazear: @jhameia sorry. I’ll try to keep on topic. #steampunkchat
3:12 am CountessaLenora: That leaves the doors wide open then as there are hundreds, nay thousands of religions to use in a fictional work. #steampunkchat
3:13 am jolantru: Enjoyed #steampunkchat. Now radio silence while I go for medical appt. Normal is relative.
3:13 am DruPagliassotti: @CountessaLenora Much of the debate has centered around Christianity vs. industry, but I agree that’s a limited focus. #steampunkchat
3:14 am mizhalle: @jolantru *hugs* good luck and good day! #steampunkchat
3:14 am erinlausten: Since Steampunk is actually a modern creation, the attitudes toward religion seem to reflect ours rather than what was #steampunkchat
3:14 am CountessaLenora: @DruPagliassotti Very limited indeed. Especially if you want to write any steampunk story not in a Christian country. #steampunkchat
3:14 am jhameia: so, folks, what non-Christian religions are you familiar with? #steampunkchat
3:14 am DruPagliassotti: Maybe one question would be why so many religions seem to ignore technology; is it irrelevant to the Big Questions? #steampunkchat
3:15 am CountessaLenora: Paganism, Hindu, Voudun, quite a few actually. #steampunkchat
3:16 am DruPagliassotti: @jhameia Passing familiarity with Wicca, Hinduism, Buddhism (arguably not a religion), a little Shinto. #steampunkchat
3:16 am CountessaLenora: @DruPagliassotti Separation of state and church. But much more interesting to blend the two. #steampunkchat
3:16 am mizhalle: @jhameia I don’t even know what to call the religion I grew up with. It’s not really Taoism, not really Buddhism. #steampunkchat
3:17 am CountessaLenora: @DruPagliassotti @jhameia Buddhism is more of a practice. That would be interesting to blend with a mechanical background. #steampunkchat
3:17 am mizhalle: @jhameia Chinese folk religion? Chinese paganism? We worship ancestors and a variety of gods. #steampunkchat
3:18 am writersyndrome: @DruPagliassotti I don’t think religion ignored tech necessarily; its institutions used it at least. i.e. printing press #steampunkchat
3:18 am LivingAnRPGLife: @DruPagliassotti Could be they are dealing with tech from another perspective #steampunkchat
3:18 am suzannelazear: Quite a few here as well — druidism, some of the old Celtic belief systems, Judaism, paganism, wicca, to name a few #steampunkchat
3:18 am AirshipEmbassy: @fourchickens says goodnight, she’s been told she was tweeting too much! lol. #steampunkchat
3:19 am writersyndrome: @DruPagliassotti But the Big Questions were seen as non-secular, though, and most tech was used secularly #steampunkchat
3:19 am CountessaLenora: I’d love to see someone do a story with mechanical automaton controlled by little old… #steampunkchat
3:19 am mizhalle: I think that polytheistic religions have an easier time accepting tech & machines than ones in which there is One Creator #steampunkchat
3:19 am CountessaLenora: …Stregas to protect their village against the evil monarchy or state trying to impose their will. #steampunkchat
3:19 am suzannelazear: I use a lot of mythology in my stories (mainly Celtic)–even the steampunk ones #steampunkchat
3:19 am antigone_egan: Will try to stop by for a few for #steampunkchat
3:20 am jhameia: @mizhalle I call it the chinese folk religion too. I think it’d be quite compatible with the SP aesthetic. #steampunkchat
3:20 am erinlausten: @writersyndrome @DruPagliassotti it is important to see when they were established, they did use the technology of the time #steampunkchat
3:20 am DruPagliassotti: @writersyndrome But many don’t; maybe because tech is inherently materialistic while religion focuses on the spiritual? #steampunkchat
3:20 am mizhalle: As they are already key in to the idea of creative energies coming from many different sources (as opposed to a single being) #steampunkchat
3:20 am erinlausten: @erinlausten @writersyndrome @DruPagliassotti They being religion #steampunkchat
3:21 am writersyndrome: @DruPagliassotti tech & religion aren’t always separated; a lot of Vietanmese legends see tech as divinely-made #steampunkchat
3:21 am CountessaLenora: Japanese Anime Full Metal Alchemist has a brother’s soul stuck in a metal suit. #steampunkchat
3:21 am erinlausten: I think many religions have difficulty embracing new technology, it often doesn’t fit into the dogma #steampunkchat
3:21 am DruPagliassotti: @writersyndrome I would love to read a Vietnamese-set steampunk story. #steampunkchat
3:21 am mizhalle: RT @writersyndrome: @DruPagliassotti tech & religion aren’t always separated; a lot of Vietanmese legends see tech as divinely-made #steampunkchat
3:22 am DruPagliassotti: @erinlausten I’d also love to read an Amish steampunk story! #steampunkchat
3:22 am writersyndrome: @DruPagliassotti @writersyndrome I’m working on one right now actually 😀 It’s actually a retelling of a famous Viet legend #steampunkchat
3:22 am mizhalle: @DruPagliassotti In the polytheistic religions there’s not always a clear line between the spiritual & the material world #steampunkchat
3:22 am CountessaLenora: There is shakespeare being “steampunked” what about folk stories and myths? #steampunkchat
3:23 am erinlausten: @DruPagliassotti @erinlausten Amish Steampunk. Wow, the ideas are flying! #steampunkchat
3:23 am DruPagliassotti: @writersyndrome Awesome. Let me know when it’s published (or if you want a beta reader!) #steampunkchat
3:23 am jhameia: @DruPagliassotti Aren’t the Amish SP in their own way?! ^_~ #steampunkchat
3:23 am mizhalle: @DruPagliassotti For example in Japanese animism objects too can acquire spirits after a certain age #steampunkchat
3:23 am LivingAnRPGLife: @DruPagliassotti could also be that they are looking for another technology? And we’re not there yet… #steampunkchat
3:23 am CountessaLenora: @DruPagliassotti @erinlausten Amish you say…that would be really interesting. #steampunkchat
3:23 am suzannelazear: @DruPagliassotti I think Amish Steampunk would be very fun to explore @erinlausten #steampunkchat
3:23 am writersyndrome: @DruPagliassotti Thanks! I’ll let you know how it goes. #steampunkchat
3:23 am DruPagliassotti: @CountessaLenora I was saying earlier that I’m struggling with a steampunk story about bunraku puppets & tsukumogami… #steampunkchat
3:24 am ShannonYun: @DruPagliassotti @erinlausten That’s a very interesting premise…Amish Steampunk #steampunkchat
3:24 am jhameia: @mizhalle Now I want to write a story of a robot powered by joss sticks. #steampunkchat
3:24 am mizhalle: @DruPagliassotti There are umbrella monsters, screen door monsters… #steampunkchat
3:24 am CountessaLenora: @DruPagliassotti puppets – clockwork dolls – very plausible for a story. #steampunkchat
3:24 am suzannelazear: @CountessaLenora I have some of that going on in my YA, steampunk Celtic faerie lore #steampunkchat
3:25 am mizhalle: @jhameia you build a paper robot and you burn it, and it turns into a real robot in the underworld #steampunkchat
3:25 am hulabaloola: RT @mizhalle: I think that polytheistic religions have an easier time accepting tech & machines than ones in which there is One Creator #steampunkchat
3:25 am LivingAnRPGLife: @DruPagliassotti there is one of Amish tech but it;s not steam… #steampunkchat
3:25 am CountessaLenora: @jhameia @mizhalle Joss sticks? #steampunkchat
3:25 am jhameia: @mizhalle YES. #steampunkchat
3:25 am jhameia: @CountessaLenora local slang for incense =) #steampunkchat
3:25 am mizhalle: @jhameia writing a SP story set in the Chinese concept of hell might be… interesting. #steampunkchat
3:25 am CountessaLenora: @jhameia @mizhalle Sorry, what are Joss sticks? #steampunkchat
3:26 am DruPagliassotti: @mizhalle Well, if you ever want to co-author, this story keeps kicking my butt! #steampunkchat
3:26 am DruPagliassotti: @LivingAnRPGLife What story is that? #steampunkchat
3:26 am jhameia: @mizhalle Steampunk war in the underworld! #steampunkchat
3:26 am CountessaLenora: Oops you answered, thanks. How would you have them controlled by incense sticks? That’s fascinating. #steampunkchat
3:26 am suzannelazear: @ShannonYun @DruPagliassotti @erinlausten I know of at least two people writing Amish steapunk right now… #steampunkchat
3:26 am DruPagliassotti: @mizhalle @jhameia Chinese-hell steampunk would be awesome. Write it! Please! #steampunkchat
3:26 am ShannonYun: @CountessaLenora Joss sticks are incense #steampunkchat
3:27 am _soliloqueer: RT @mizhalle: I think that polytheistic religions have an easier time accepting tech & machines than ones in which there is One Creator #steampunkchat
3:27 am mizhalle: @jhameia yes! And the living descendants of the factions have to send them the tech they need! #steampunkchat
3:27 am CountessaLenora: Definitely! RT @DruPagliassotti: @mizhalle @jhameia Chinese-hell steampunk would be awesome. Write it! Please! #steampunkchat
3:27 am writersyndrome: @mizhalle Agreed! Esp. because poly rel. accepts how spiritual forces can be controlled from diff. but =ly powerful sources #steampunkchat
3:27 am jhameia: @CountessaLenora Incense sticks are to appease the spirits. Maybe not power them; but kickstart by infusing spiritual energy #steampunkchat
3:27 am SteamScholar: Wow. The chat’s flying tonight. Read some of what’s gone on. Looks fascinating! #steampunkchat
3:27 am jhameia: @mizhalle We always could use more reasons for our ancestor to haunt us. #steampunkchat
3:28 am writersyndrome: @DruPagliassotti @mizhalle @jhameia Bureaucracy is hell …and made more efficient by a tech-enhanced society! XD #steampunkchat
3:28 am CountessaLenora: @jhameia Like mana in a game. I like it. #steampunkchat
3:28 am LivingAnRPGLife: @DruPagliassotti TheSllk code.. a podcast novel #steampunkchat
3:28 am ScottWesterfeld: Hello, all. The joss sticks are making me think of Shiva 300. Wooden steam-powred Indian gods fighting each other. #steampunkchat
3:28 am CountessaLenora: @writersyndrome @DruPagliassotti @mizhalle @jhameia Have you seen the underworld in Beetlejuice? #steampunkchat
3:29 am DruPagliassotti: @writersyndrome See, that’s perfect; bureaucracy and steampunk make a nice, tense (due to the -punk) mix. #steampunkchat
3:29 am MadeleineRosca: Time for me to go to work! Bye all! #steampunkchat
3:29 am AirshipEmbassy: @jhameia “We always could use more reasons for our ancestor to haunt us” LOL sounds like good religious guilt! #steampunkchat
3:29 am CountessaLenora: @ScottWesterfeld I love that imagery. #steampunkchat
3:29 am DruPagliassotti: @LivingAnRPGLife Thanks; I’ve bookmarked to look at later. #steampunkchat
3:30 am jhameia: @writersyndrome http://ib-archive.livejournal.com/68372.html =) #steampunkchat
3:30 am DruPagliassotti: Talking about the underworld & steampunk makes me think, of course, of the term “infernal machines.” #steampunkchat
3:30 am mizhalle: DNW TBH but what a story idea! RT @jhameia: @mizhalle We always could use more reasons for our ancestor to haunt us. #steampunkchat
3:31 am mizhalle: @CountessaLenora I’m being bitten by plot bunnies! @jhameia #steampunkchat
3:31 am ScottWesterfeld: @CountessaLenora Yeah, Shiva 3000 is where I stole the spice bombs in Behemoth from. #steampunkchat
3:31 am jhameia: @mizhalle You can imagine it, though, right? Hungry Ghost month would be bruuuuutal! #steampunkchat
3:32 am CountessaLenora: @mizhalle @jhameia In Stregonaria ancestors are very important as well. In many religions really. Ancestors in tech…. #steampunkchat
3:32 am SteamScholar: @DruPagliassotti Miltonesque steampunk? Dante’s underworld done with chains and cogs? Reminds me of Scar Night! #steampunkchat
3:32 am CountessaLenora: @ScottWesterfeld That makes a lot of sense. Like it. #steampunkchat
3:32 am writersyndrome: @jhameia @writersyndrome I’ll have to read this later–thanks! #steampunkchat
3:32 am jhameia: @AirshipEmbassy Ancestor worship is pretty awesome like that =) I’ve got something like it in a WIP. #steampunkchat
3:32 am mizhalle: @jhameia When the war spills out into the human lands? hell yess It’d be the Angry Ghost month instead #steampunkchat
3:32 am erinlausten: Time for me to go, I had a wonderful time! Thank you @DruPagliassotti for moderating. #steampunkchat
3:32 am CountessaLenora: @mizhalle @jhameia Excellent! #steampunkchat
3:33 am DruPagliassotti: @erinlausten Bye! Hope to see you again soon! #steampunkchat
3:33 am jhameia: @erinlausten Thank you for joining us! #steampunkchat
3:33 am writersyndrome: @erinlausten Hope to see you around again! #steampunkchat
3:33 am jhameia: @mizhalle Instead of food, we leave out little paper tanks. #steampunkchat
3:34 am suzannelazear: thanks for the great #steampunkchat everyone, time for me to go. Thanks @DruPagliassotti for leading the chat tonight
3:34 am DruPagliassotti: @jhameia @mizhalle This story is just sounding better and better…. SP def. needs more non-Western religious imagery. #steampunkchat
3:34 am mizhalle: @erinlausten Bye! Thanks for the conversation! #steampunkchat
3:34 am CountessaLenora: Steampunk war in Hell – Go! #steampunkchat
3:34 am MadeleineRosca: @mizhalle Plot bunnies! Is that what that condition is called now?! #steampunkchat
3:34 am DruPagliassotti: @SteamScholar Or maybe Clive Barker’s Hellraiser movies…. #steampunkchat
3:34 am jhameia: @DruPagliassotti Wish I could oblige… my SP WIP works with the principle informing ancestor worship but isn’t exactly it! #steampunkchat
3:35 am ShannonYun: @suzannelazear Night Suzi. Hope you feel better. You insired me to take AirBorne earlier today. #steampunkchat
3:35 am LivingAnRPGLife: got to go back to work y’all. It’s been an absolutely intriguing evening with lots of good ideas #steampunkchat
3:35 am CountessaLenora: @mizhalle It was nice to meet you. #steampunkchat
3:35 am mizhalle: @jhameia and electrical cannons! #steampunkchat
3:35 am ScottWesterfeld: Re: “Infernal machines”: A lot of luddites thought that steam power was devilish. It certainly looked and smelled devilish. #steampunkchat
3:35 am writersyndrome: @CountessaLenora Well, we know there will be enough fire, coal, and brimstone to fuel those engines of war #steampunkchat
3:35 am DruPagliassotti: @LivingAnRPGLife G’nite! #steampunkchat
3:36 am jhameia: RT @ScottWesterfeld: Re: “Infernal machines”: A lot of luddites thought that steam power was devilish. It certainly looked and smelled devilish. #steampunkchat
3:36 am MadeleineRosca: I mentioned Whitechapel Gods before…anyone else read it? It sort of had a crack at this topic. #steampunkchat
3:36 am CountessaLenora: @writersyndrome Exactly and get you some demon slaves to dig the iron and ore and build the machines…. #steampunkchat
3:37 am writersyndrome: @CountessaLenora Or we could all just reincarnate into post-apocalyptic world.. would that count? XD #steampunkchat
3:37 am CountessaLenora: @ScottWesterfeld That could go so many ways. #steampunkchat
3:37 am CountessaLenora: @writersyndrome Sure why not, we’re talking fiction here. #steampunkchat
3:38 am curryalley: #steampunkchat is happening…but I’m not sure if chatting while half inebriated is a good idea…
3:38 am DruPagliassotti: @MadeleineRosca Read it a few years ago; I remember it more as a religio/mythos novel than a steampunk novel…. #steampunkchat
3:38 am writersyndrome: @MadeleineRosca Whitechapel Gods is on my (pile of books) reading list #steampunkchat
3:38 am SteamScholar: I like the use of infernal machinery in this steampunked tale from Jewish mythology: http://bit.ly/hQ4UsZ #steampunkchat
3:38 am mizhalle: RT @ScottWesterfeld: Re: “Infernal machines”: A lot of luddites thought that steam power was devilish. It certainly looked and smelled devilish. #steampunkchat
3:39 am castusalbuscor: @jhameia I don’t think that statement is steampunk exclusive. I believe it applies to any setting. #steampunkchat
3:40 am CountessaLenora: @writersyndrome @MadeleineRosca It’s on my pile as well. Do we all have piles? #steampunkchat
3:40 am SteamScholar: @MadeleineRosca I think Whitechapel Gods definitely plays with religion and steampunk. http://bit.ly/dapHp8 #steampunkchat
3:40 am jhameia: What rituals from any religion strike ya’ll as particularly steampunk-compatible? #steampunkchat
3:41 am DruPagliassotti: (BTW, Google is showing a vaguely steampunkish blueprint logo for me right now….) #steampunkchat
3:41 am writersyndrome: @ScottWesterfeld I also think luddite fear is connected to what was considered natural (spiritual) vs. what’s artificial too #steampunkchat
3:41 am SteamScholar: Gotta put my son to bed – might pop in again. #steampunkchat
3:41 am writersyndrome: @DruPagliassotti Today’s also Thomas Edison’s birthday. How timely #steampunkchat
3:41 am MadeleineRosca: @CountessaLenora @writersyndrome My pile is taking over my work room. #steampunkchat
3:42 am DruPagliassotti: @jhameia Long shot: Transubstantiation. Host = Jesus’s flesh. Why not Clockwork Body = Jesus’s body? (Ducking Bibles.) #steampunkchat
3:42 am CountessaLenora: @jhameia Japanese ritual of tea, anything involving steam (bath) or fire (cleansing) #steampunkchat
3:42 am MadeleineRosca: @jhameia Lots of things. Taking a sacrament, for example? #steampunkchat
3:42 am SteamScholar: @jhameia Baptism by steam? #steampunkchat
3:43 am jhameia: @MadeleineRosca I don’t know what taking sacrament means, so you’ll have to explain that one to me ^^; #steampunkchat
3:43 am CountessaLenora: @SteamScholar @jhameia Good one! #steampunkchat
3:43 am jhameia: @SteamScholar Ha! From holy coal? #steampunkchat
3:44 am writersyndrome: @SteamScholar @jhameia baptism by steam sounds possibly painful #steampunkchat
3:44 am ShannonYun: If you get a chance, Modern Marvels did a whole episode on steam and the last segment was devoted to Steampunk. #steampunkchat
3:44 am DruPagliassotti: @jhameia Most animistic practices could sync with steampunk; investing the machine with a spirit. #steampunkchat
3:44 am kalgrl: RT @ScottWesterfeld: Re: “Infernal machines”: A lot of luddites thought that steam power was devilish. It certainly looked and smelled devilish. #steampunkchat
3:45 am SteamScholar: @writersyndrome @jhameia I’m thinking like a combination of sweat tent with boiler room + baptism. #steampunkchat. Not direct steam blast.
3:45 am CountessaLenora: @writersyndrome @SteamScholar @jhameia That could be the point. #steampunkchat
3:45 am mizhalle: Yes! RT @DruPagliassotti: @jhameia Most animistic practices could sync with steampunk; investing the machine with a spirit. #steampunkchat
3:45 am DruPagliassotti: @jhameia Vodoun: the loa “rides” the machine. #steampunkchat
3:45 am ScottWesterfeld: @writersyndrome Well, steam engines were replacing humans (their labor), which was like building fake people = devilish. #steampunkchat
3:46 am CountessaLenora: @SteamScholar @writersyndrome @jhameia There is a lot of steam in a sweat lodge. #steampunkchat
3:46 am regenklang: @jhameia rites of worshipping at a metal altar = worshipping nascent, opaque technology very well #steampunkchat Games Workshop use this
3:46 am CountessaLenora: @DruPagliassotti @jhameia Loa riding a machine would work very well! #steampunkchat
3:46 am mizhalle: @ScottWesterfeld plus, people have a tedency to anthropomorphize machines @writersyndrome #steampunkchat
3:47 am mizhalle: @ScottWesterfeld probably because they seem to have an agency of their own @writersyndrome #steampunkchat
3:47 am DruPagliassotti: I have a spiritualistic SP story in upcoming Mammoth Book of Ghost Romance; spirit inhabits mechanical servant. #steampunkchat
3:48 am curryalley: When it comes to religion, what’s more steampunk than a clockwork universe? #steampunkchat
3:48 am DruPagliassotti: @curryalley Yes; I envy Jay Lake for getting to the idea first! #steampunkchat
3:48 am CountessaLenora: @DruPagliassotti Good spirit or bad spirit? #steampunkchat
3:49 am ScottWesterfeld: @MizHalle Right, the machine itself defies natural law, built from inanimate components, but eerily animate. #steampunkchat
3:49 am DruPagliassotti: @CountessaLenora One of each! 🙂 #steampunkchat
3:49 am writersyndrome: @DruPagliassotti @curryalley Or do you mean Jay Lake using Issac Newton’s idea? #steampunkchat
3:50 am DruPagliassotti: @ScottWesterfeld @MizHalle Pulling us back to the golem and Frankenstein stories….! #steampunkchat
3:50 am jolantru: RT @jhameia: What rituals from any religion strike ya’ll as particularly steampunk-compatible? #steampunkchat
3:50 am curryalley: @DruPagliassotti Very interesting. I like the idea of reincarnation/eternal life by placing a soul into a machine. #steampunkchat
3:50 am jhameia: @DruPagliassotti His prayer was very cleverly done, for sure. #steampunkchat
3:50 am CountessaLenora: @DruPagliassotti Wonderfully fun! #steampunkchat
3:50 am CountessaLenora: @DruPagliassotti @ScottWesterfeld @MizHalle I was just thinking the same thing. #steampunkchat
3:50 am jhameia: @curryalley Or a machine having a soul to start with. Stephen Hunt’s Court of the Air dabbles with this. #steampunkchat
3:50 am DruPagliassotti: @DruPagliassotti @ScottWesterfeld @MizHalle Yes; no intention of suggesting that the idea originated w/Lake. #steampunkchat
3:51 am SteamScholar: @jhameia @DruPagliassotti Amen. The world building re: religion in Mainspring was great. #steampunkchat
3:52 am writersyndrome: @DruPagliassotti Jay Lake’s book is also in the Pile; it’s grown quite large #steampunkchat
3:52 am CountessaLenora: @writersyndrome Watch it doesn’t topple. #steampunkchat
3:54 am writersyndrome: @curryalley Speaking of souls & machines, I’m reminded of Ghost in the Machine. Cyberpunk anime, but alludes to same concept #steampunkchat
3:54 am CountessaLenora: @writersyndrome @curryalley There are quite a few of these concepts in Japanese anime. #steampunkchat
3:55 am MadeleineRosca: @writersyndrome I was going to mention the Cyberpunk link with souls in artificial bodies. Way more frequent in Cpunk. #steampunkchat
3:55 am DruPagliassotti: @writersyndrome And relevant to this discussion; ghost = spirit/mind (religion?), machine = body (tech? material world?). #steampunkchat
3:55 am jhameia: Ladies, gentlemen and non-binaries! 5 more minutes before we finish for the night! any last thoughts? #steampunkchat
3:55 am ScottWesterfeld: @jhameia @curryalley There’s also the religious implications of mechanical parts for people, again: Full Metal Alchemist. #steampunkchat
3:56 am mizhalle: @MadeleineRosca yep, it’s because the Japanese belief in inanimate objects gaining spirits is pretty strong #steampunkchat
3:56 am curryalley: @CountessaLenora @writersyndrome Besides the awesome (and very steampunk) Trigun, I’m not very familiar with anime. #steampunkchat
3:56 am MadeleineRosca: @ScottWesterfeld Please tell me you’re a Full Metal Alchemist fan. T_T #steampunkchat
3:57 am castusalbuscor: @jhameia Yes! Pocketwatches FTW #steampunkchat
3:57 am MadeleineRosca: @mizhalle Oh, that’s a good point. Is that found frequently in Shinto? #steampunkchat
3:57 am ScottWesterfeld: I think the retroactive title of tonight’s #steampunkchat might well be “Ghost in the Machine.”
3:58 am CountessaLenora: I hope this discussion inspires some of you to write something in “hell” . Intriguing concept to be played with. #steampunkchat
3:58 am CountessaLenora: @ScottWesterfeld Very nice! #steampunkchat
3:58 am DruPagliassotti: The religion vs. steampunk tension is primarily Christian; broadening steampunk’s cultural settings challenges this cliche. #steampunkchat
3:58 am ScottWesterfeld: @MizHalle “Gaining spirits?” So not animism, where everything has a spirit. But spirit is something an object “earns”? #steampunkchat
3:58 am mizhalle: @MadeleineRosca I think it’s partly religion and partly folk supersition, but I’m no expert in the matter! #steampunkchat
3:59 am ScottWesterfeld: @MadeleineRosca But of course. (Though I’ve only seen the original flavor.) #steampunkchat
3:59 am jhameia: @ScottWesterfeld After a long enough time, yea. #steampunkchat
3:59 am mizhalle: @ScottWesterfeld yeah–there are certain criteria to be met, like age. #steampunkchat
4:00 am jhameia: Woo! And we’ve come to the end of #steampunkchat! Officially, anyway. Keep nattering as long as you like, of course ^^ #steampunkchat
4:00 am CountessaLenora: @ScottWesterfeld @MizHalle Earn better machinery. #steampunkchat
4:01 am jhameia: Thank you @DruPagliassotti for joining us! And folks, you should get her book CLOCKWORK HEART! #steampunkchat
4:01 am MadeleineRosca: @ScottWesterfeld The manga is superior. And more spiritual. #steampunkchat