Transcript: January 25th 2013: Open Chat

Open chat this week- to read the transcript in chronological order, start from the bottom and scroll up.

Update: @artificer13 is manning the helm for #SteampunkChat for the Fall/Winter session.

LyndseyLewellen Had a lot of fun . . . even though I was late. (always seems to be the case) #steampunkchat -9:18 PM Jan 25th, 2013 Continue reading

Transcript: January 11th 2013: Confronting the Darkness – The Role of Evil in Steampunk

Heroes can defined by their Villains and Ages sometimes framed by the horrors that occur during them. Tonight we’re discussing the part Evil plays in Steampunk.

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

Update: @artificer13 is manning the helm for #SteampunkChat for the Fall/Winter session.

FaublesFables @artificer13 No worries – I just like to look forward to what’s coming next. #steampunkchat -9:14 PM Jan 11th, 2013

artificer13 RT @dreamstobecome: #Steampunkchat #ShamelessPlugs lady nerds and adorable commentary at http://t.co/BYIcfwiu -9:14 PM Jan 11th, 2013

artificer13 @FaublesFables I’m not entirely sure yet. I tend to hash over things for days before I can decide. #steampunkchat -9:13 PM Jan 11th, 2013

dreamstobecome #Steampunkchat #ShamelessPlugs lady nerds and adorable commentary at http://t.co/BYIcfwiu -9:13 PM Jan 11th, 2013

artificer13 @FaublesFables You’re most welcome, thanks for coming out to play tonite. #steampunkchat -9:11 PM Jan 11th, 2013

FaublesFables Wait!!! Topic for the next time? #steampunkchat -9:10 PM Jan 11th, 2013

VonMalcolm I was just following along, but tonight’s #SteampunkChat did inspire a story idea… -9:10 PM Jan 11th, 2013

FaublesFables @VonMalcolm Thanks for the RT – appreciate it!! #steampunkchat -9:09 PM Jan 11th, 2013

artificer13 RT @FaublesFables: #shamelessplug http://t.co/GZz2t5oJ Interactive story… come join me! Free, fun, fast, and silly. #steampunkchat -9:08 PM Jan 11th, 2013

artificer13 Thanks, all, for coming out to play #Steampunkchat tonight! It’s been lovely, as always. Evil is so much fun. -9:08 PM Jan 11th, 2013

VonMalcolm RT @FaublesFables: #shamelessplug http://t.co/3KAe5txT Interactive story… come join me! Free, fun, fast, and silly. #steampunkchat -9:07 PM Jan 11th, 2013

FebruaryGrace Goodnight, fine folks, see you next week! Thanks again for everything! <3 #steampunkchat -9:06 PM Jan 11th, 2013 artificer13 @FebruaryGrace Pleased as punch to do it. #Godspeed needs more readers, it’s a lovely story. #steampunkchat -9:05 PM Jan 11th, 2013 FebruaryGrace @MichelV69 @artificer13 Indeed! Thank you again for another great chat! Always appreciated. #steampunkchat -9:05 PM Jan 11th, 2013 artificer13 @MichelV69 Thank you for coming out! I really look forward to this as well. #steampunkchat -9:04 PM Jan 11th, 2013 MichelV69 @artificer13 Thanks very much for hosting. I look forward to it all day. #steampunkchat -9:03 PM Jan 11th, 2013 wakefieldproof RT @MichelV69: Interested in being a char in my next Sauder book,blog has contest: http://t.co/BzeUJb95 #steampunkchat -9:03 PM Jan 11th, 2013 P_Creeden RT @MichelV69: Interested in being a char in my next Sauder book,blog has contest: http://t.co/hQJQBuDv #steampunkchat -9:03 PM Jan 11th, 2013 artificer13 RT @MichelV69: Interested in being a char in my next Sauder book,blog has contest: http://t.co/ZOxfbyMY #steampunkchat -9:03 PM Jan 11th, 2013 P_Creeden G’night ya’ll – fun #steampunkchat -9:03 PM Jan 11th, 2013 FebruaryGrace RT @MichelV69: Interested in being a char in my next Sauder book,blog has contest: http://t.co/ZOxfbyMY #steampunkchat -9:03 PM Jan 11th, 2013 MichelV69 (DJ_Calliope started playing “Red Balloon” by Vagabond Opera http://t.co/Xq9mBO5h ) #steampunkchat -9:03 PM Jan 11th, 2013 bionicunicorn @FebruaryGrace Thank you, and congratulations to you as well. #steampunkchat -9:02 PM Jan 11th, 2013 MichelV69 Interested in being a char in my next Sauder book,blog has contest: http://t.co/ZOxfbyMY #steampunkchat -9:02 PM Jan 11th, 2013 FebruaryGrace @artificer13 Yeah, I believe it did, and I am grateful for all the tweets and RTs, more than I can say! Thank you, #steampunkchat!!! <3 -9:02 PM Jan 11th, 2013 wakefieldproof Dinner time here in AK. Goodnight all. Keep up the awesomeness! And support each others projects! You’re all great! #steampunkchat -9:02 PM Jan 11th, 2013 artificer13 @JackBateswrites G’nite! Thanks for coming out to play! #steampunkchat -9:01 PM Jan 11th, 2013 artificer13 @wakefieldproof I really tried, but it just left me cold and unenthused. #startrek #steampunkchat -9:01 PM Jan 11th, 2013 P_Creeden @wakefieldproof Me too – I wanted to hate it and ended up loving it #startrek #steampunkchat -9:01 PM Jan 11th, 2013 FebruaryGrace @P_Creeden Thank you so much, much appreciated! :~) I will look for you to fan back! #steampunkchat -9:00 PM Jan 11th, 2013 MichelV69 RT @FaublesFables: General news – just saw this seconds ago: http://t.co/Je7WArhb #steampunkchat -9:00 PM Jan 11th, 2013 JackBateswrites Must run. #Dexter date! #steampunkchat -9:00 PM Jan 11th, 2013 wakefieldproof @artificer13 really? Oh no! I really liked the reboot. I thought it was done well, and stayed pretty true to the characters #steampunkchat -8:59 PM Jan 11th, 2013 FebruaryGrace @bionicunicorn Congratulations! #steampunkchat -8:59 PM Jan 11th, 2013 FaublesFables General news – just saw this seconds ago: http://t.co/5A1Lf18r #steampunkchat -8:59 PM Jan 11th, 2013 artificer13 @FebruaryGrace did it spike after last week? can you check stats? #steampunkchat -8:59 PM Jan 11th, 2013 P_Creeden @FebruaryGrace I fanned you on wattpad and added it to my library 🙂 #steampunkchat -8:59 PM Jan 11th, 2013 FebruaryGrace @artificer13 Thank you so much! I can’t believe that out of millions of stories on the site they noticed mine :~D #steampunkchat -8:59 PM Jan 11th, 2013 artificer13 @bionicunicorn #Huzzah! that’s absolutely fantastic! #steampunkchat -8:58 PM Jan 11th, 2013 artificer13 @wakefieldproof I just can’t summon any excitement for the new franchise. 🙁 @JackBateswrites @P_Creeden #startrek #steampunkchat -8:58 PM Jan 11th, 2013 wakefieldproof @JackBateswrites Star Trek and Iron Man in one month?! My head may exlode. #steampunkchat -8:58 PM Jan 11th, 2013 bionicunicorn @fentonslee <3 #steampunkchat -8:58 PM Jan 11th, 2013 bionicunicorn @artificer13 Shameless pat on the back: I had my 1,500th sale in my Etsy shop today. Time to pop some bubbly! #steampunkchat -8:57 PM Jan 11th, 2013 P_Creeden RT @FebruaryGrace: @artificer13Theyre going to feature Godspeed on February 12. But read it for free NOW http://t.co/WMuhgQZ6 #steampunkchat -8:57 PM Jan 11th, 2013 JackBateswrites @wakefieldproof !!!!! #steampunkchat -8:57 PM Jan 11th, 2013 JackBateswrites RT @FebruaryGrace: I have news Im so excited Wattpad contacted me and expressed interest in making Godspeed a featured story! #steampunkchat -8:57 PM Jan 11th, 2013 P_Creeden RT @JackBateswrites: BSP: Lily Dair Female archaeologist/adventurer http://t.co/Rry1yqhR #steampunkchat -8:57 PM Jan 11th, 2013 MichelV69 RT @FebruaryGrace: I have news Im so excited Wattpad contacted me & expressed interest in making Godspeed a featured story! #steampunkchat -8:56 PM Jan 11th, 2013 wakefieldproof @JackBateswrites @p_creeden Either way, the movie looks incredible! #steampunkchat -8:56 PM Jan 11th, 2013 fentonslee @artificer13 @bionicunicorn best #steampunkchat to lurk in ever tonight courtesy of your antihero talk -8:56 PM Jan 11th, 2013 FebruaryGrace @artificer13 They’re going to feature Godspeed on February 12. But you can read it for free NOW :~) http://t.co/USpz0W79 #steampunkchat -8:56 PM Jan 11th, 2013 artificer13 @FebruaryGrace That IS lovely news! Congratulations! #steampunkchat -8:56 PM Jan 11th, 2013 JackBateswrites BSP: Lily Dair Female archaeologist/adventurer http://t.co/TVvWd8e4 #steampunkchat -8:56 PM Jan 11th, 2013 MichelV69 I’m going to be playing on turntable.fm for at least another 30 minutes if anyone wants to listen in. #steampunkchat -8:56 PM Jan 11th, 2013 FaublesFables #shamelessplug http://t.co/3KAe5txT Interactive story… come join me! Free, fun, fast, and silly. #steampunkchat -8:56 PM Jan 11th, 2013 wakefieldproof @steampatriots is making some changes. I’d love if you followed us and liked us on FB – http://t.co/7aiQ84SR #steampunkchat -8:56 PM Jan 11th, 2013 FebruaryGrace @artificer13 Yes! I have news I’m so excited Wattpad contacted me and expressed interest in making Godspeed a featured story! #steampunkchat -8:56 PM Jan 11th, 2013 thegeo #steampunkchat Looks like I missed tonight -.- -8:55 PM Jan 11th, 2013 JackBateswrites This is what I had read: http://t.co/KLjzEIS8 #steampunkchat -8:54 PM Jan 11th, 2013 JackBateswrites @P_Creeden Just searched. Everything is now back to Kahn. I had heard a spoiler a few months ago that said different #steampunkchat -8:54 PM Jan 11th, 2013 artificer13 Goodness, we’re already down to the last 6 minutes. Anyone have any #ShamelessPlugs? #steampunkchat -8:54 PM Jan 11th, 2013 wakefieldproof @P_Creeden He lacks Ricardo’s pecs 😉 #steampunkchat -8:53 PM Jan 11th, 2013 P_Creeden @wakefieldproof Youtube link – for star trek – http://t.co/N0u8DPur #steampunkchat -8:52 PM Jan 11th, 2013 P_Creeden @JackBateswrites I swear it was Kahn #steampunkchat -8:52 PM Jan 11th, 2013 artificer13 @bionicunicorn I guess I’d argue that it’s the magnitude of personal flaws (Mal is lacking) that makes an antihero. #steampunkchat -8:52 PM Jan 11th, 2013 P_Creeden @wakefieldproof Cumberbatch is Khan, yes – trailer on Youtube #steampunkchat -8:51 PM Jan 11th, 2013 JackBateswrites @wakefieldproof Not Kahn. But a character from the series #steampunkchat -8:51 PM Jan 11th, 2013 wakefieldproof changing my gears: is Cumberpatch playing Khan in the new Trek? IMDB says “rumored” #steampunkchat -8:50 PM Jan 11th, 2013 MichelV69 @bionicunicorn Chaotic Good: “Do the Good thing, even if it’s against the law”. Anti-Hero: “Me first… oh, you benefited?” #steampunkchat -8:50 PM Jan 11th, 2013 wakefieldproof @artificer13 I loved him so much because somehow you were surprised by him, but then thought “I knew he’d do that.” #steampunkchat -8:49 PM Jan 11th, 2013 artificer13 @bionicunicorn chaotic would refer to the lack of law abiding-ness. They do what’s right, laws be damned. 1/2 #steampunkchat -8:49 PM Jan 11th, 2013 MichelV69 ( DJ_Calliope started playing “When Banners Fall” by The Clockwork Dolls http://t.co/Xq9mBO5h ) #steampunkchat -8:48 PM Jan 11th, 2013 MichelV69 @JackBateswrites to deal with “the bigger problem” … until the hero goes back to being “the villian’s biggest problem” #steampunkchat -8:48 PM Jan 11th, 2013 bionicunicorn @artificer13 What is the difference between chaotic goodness and antiheroism? I thought they were pretty much the same thing. #steampunkchat -8:48 PM Jan 11th, 2013 artificer13 @wakefieldproof yup. Mal @bionicunicorn #steampunkchat -8:47 PM Jan 11th, 2013 MichelV69 @JackBateswrites That’s part of my criteria for “good villain”… if (s)he is a zealot to the cause, they’ll use the hero (c) #steampunkchat -8:47 PM Jan 11th, 2013 JackBateswrites @MichelV69 #HanSolo thread: Agreed. In New Hope that is it. #steampunkchat -8:46 PM Jan 11th, 2013 wakefieldproof @artificer13 are we still talking about Mal? He’s a great character because he’s so complex, but somehow consistent #steampunkchat -8:46 PM Jan 11th, 2013 MichelV69 @JackBateswrites Yes, but I was referring to the story of “A New Hope” in context of the hero vs anti-hero. #steampunkchat -8:44 PM Jan 11th, 2013 JackBateswrites @MichelV69 What ruins the hero-villain dependency for survival plot is when they just go back to being enemies. #steampunkchat -8:44 PM Jan 11th, 2013 artificer13 @bionicunicorn that’s more Chaotic Good than anti-heroic. Breaking a bad law isn’t a bad thing. #steampunkchat -8:44 PM Jan 11th, 2013 JackBateswrites @MichelV69 After the first movie (or no. 4) Solo simply became another rebel. #steampunkchat -8:43 PM Jan 11th, 2013 MichelV69 @JackBateswrites I like that so long as 1) it happens no more than once in a story arc, and 2) it’s done out of mutal respect #steampunkchat -8:43 PM Jan 11th, 2013 FaublesFables Holy cats! Just had an interesting epiphany. Someone needs to overhaul Phantom of the Opera #steampunkstyle !!!! #steampunkchat -8:43 PM Jan 11th, 2013 bionicunicorn @artificer13 True, but didn’t he shoot an undercover Alliance agent and dump him on a border planet? #steampunkchat -8:42 PM Jan 11th, 2013 wakefieldproof @JackBateswrites agreed #steampunkchat -8:42 PM Jan 11th, 2013 JackBateswrites It’s bothersome to me when the hero-villain dynamic breaks down in the ‘must work together’ plot #steampunkchat -8:41 PM Jan 11th, 2013 bionicunicorn @FaublesFables Haha, yes he is a questionable dumb-ass with some good intentions. #steampunkchat -8:40 PM Jan 11th, 2013 MichelV69 (prof elemental’s “Steam Powered” just came on at http://t.co/Xq9mBO5h ) #steampunkchat -8:39 PM Jan 11th, 2013 artificer13 @bionicunicorn he’s close, but I’d argue that his default is “Fair” w/unhealthy side of “I’ma stop that cause it ain’t right” #steampunkchat -8:39 PM Jan 11th, 2013 MichelV69 @JackBateswrites We remember Han Solo because 1) he shot first, 2) he came back -only- to lend a hand #steampunkchat -8:38 PM Jan 11th, 2013 FaublesFables @bionicunicorn To that end, if we’re counting Firefly, Jayne’s a pretty good mixed bag #steampunkchat -8:38 PM Jan 11th, 2013 JackBateswrites RT @MichelV69: Anti-heroes dont last. (True. Look at Snake Pliskin in Escape from NY. In the sequel, he became a joke) #steampunkchat -8:37 PM Jan 11th, 2013 MichelV69 @wakefieldproof No, I think Gollum’s job was to be “the expendable warning”. #steampunkchat -8:37 PM Jan 11th, 2013 bionicunicorn @artificer13 Malcolm Reynolds is a close example for a #steampunk antihero @FebruaryGrace #steampunkchat -8:36 PM Jan 11th, 2013 FebruaryGrace @artificer13 I haven’t read as widely as I should to try to answer that- I defer to you I’m sure if there was one you’d know! #steampunkchat -8:36 PM Jan 11th, 2013 MichelV69 @artificer13 Anti-heroes don’t last. Eventually, they alienate the reader or viewer. I don’t tend to use them. #steampunkchat -8:36 PM Jan 11th, 2013 JackBateswrites @artificer13 Captain Jack Harkness from #Torchwood (#DrWho spin off) #steampunkchat -8:35 PM Jan 11th, 2013 FaublesFables @artificer13 Not really… maybe this impulse of mine to love a bad guy just shows I need some serious help! 😉 #steampunkchat -8:35 PM Jan 11th, 2013 JackBateswrites @FaublesFables You just did #steampunkchat -8:34 PM Jan 11th, 2013 artificer13 @FebruaryGrace Can you think of an iconic #steampunk antihero like Jack? I can’t to date. @FaublesFables #steampunkchat -8:33 PM Jan 11th, 2013 FaublesFables (Sorry for the sudden silence… trying to get my Tweet count to update – am about to hit 500 and want to say something EPIC) #steampunkchat -8:33 PM Jan 11th, 2013 wakefieldproof Do you think Gollum was used as a physical villain to juxtapose Sauron’s detachedness? Sorry, I know it’s not steampunk #steampunkchat -8:33 PM Jan 11th, 2013 FebruaryGrace @artificer13 @FaublesFables I’m thinking of Jack Sparrow now. Hero who can also do villainous things when he sees fit #steampunkchat -8:32 PM Jan 11th, 2013 FaublesFables @artificer13 There’s that or just plain compelling baddie… someone you are half in love with because they’re magnetic. #steampunkchat -8:32 PM Jan 11th, 2013 JackBateswrites @MichelV69 Good stuff. #steampunkchat -8:31 PM Jan 11th, 2013 MichelV69 @FaublesFables I write stories (RPG & literature) & so I’ve spent a lot of time figuring out what makes a compelling villian #steampunkchat -8:31 PM Jan 11th, 2013 artificer13 @FaublesFables The “Loveable Rogue”? It’s always good when you’ve got a hot baddie. #steampunkchat -8:30 PM Jan 11th, 2013 JackBateswrites @dreamstobecome 11th Doctor fan? (Assumption on your pic) #steampunkchat -8:29 PM Jan 11th, 2013 FaublesFables @MichelV69 You’re great!!! I wanted to ask for an answer like that at the end of chat! Brills! #steampunkchat -8:28 PM Jan 11th, 2013 JackBateswrites Dickensian villains are pretty well rounded as well #steampunkchat -8:27 PM Jan 11th, 2013 FaublesFables New angle not yet addressed directly – the sexy of villany. 🙂 Loves me some baddies. #steampunkchat -8:27 PM Jan 11th, 2013 artificer13 @dreamstobecome Hey! Welcome aboard! #Steampunkchat -8:27 PM Jan 11th, 2013 MichelV69 (also .. http://t.co/Xq9mBO5h if you want to listen to some steampunk music right now ) #steampunkchat -8:27 PM Jan 11th, 2013 FaublesFables @wakefieldproof Which plays in well to the “bad guy” who become bad due to his perspective… can lead to good sequels. #steampunkchat -8:27 PM Jan 11th, 2013 dreamstobecome I like a good nasty but loveable villain. More chaotic neutral than pure evil. But being a foil in some cases IS important. #Steampunkchat -8:26 PM Jan 11th, 2013 MichelV69 To me, a “good villain” has to have two attributes … zealotry to his cause, and a (for now) bigger problem than the hero #steampunkchat -8:26 PM Jan 11th, 2013 wakefieldproof @FaublesFables Yes! I like when they break the hero down and make him re-evaluate everything #steampunkchat -8:25 PM Jan 11th, 2013 JackBateswrites Big Jim Remy in #UndertheDome is one of the best villains I’ve encountered in a while #steampunkchat -8:25 PM Jan 11th, 2013 FaublesFables @FaublesFables (Yes, I like to break heros.) #steampunkchat -8:25 PM Jan 11th, 2013 wakefieldproof @FebruaryGrace Very true. Sometimes the bad, bad guy is just so evil, he MUST be defeated. #steampunkchat -8:25 PM Jan 11th, 2013 JackBateswrites You know who makes some really good bad guys? #StephenKing. #steampunkchat -8:24 PM Jan 11th, 2013 FaublesFables @wakefieldproof Or even if it’s just a terrific ride, at least they change the hero… #steampunkchat -8:24 PM Jan 11th, 2013 FebruaryGrace @artificer13 I think it depends on the story. Sometimes you just want a bad, bad guy but others you want someone sympathetic #steampunkchat -8:24 PM Jan 11th, 2013 wakefieldproof they can’t be two-dimensional. #steampunkchat -8:24 PM Jan 11th, 2013 JackBateswrites Vs need some motivation. I think sometimes that’s what helps develop them. #steampunkchat -8:23 PM Jan 11th, 2013 wakefieldproof @JackBateswrites Good to see you #steampunkchat -8:23 PM Jan 11th, 2013 wakefieldproof @artificer13 I think a good story has a villain that’s more than just someone to defeat. He must make us “feel” something #steampunkchat -8:23 PM Jan 11th, 2013 FebruaryGrace @JackBateswrites Good evening! #steampunkchat -8:23 PM Jan 11th, 2013 artificer13 @JackBateswrites ‘evening! We’re neck deep in (fictional) Evil right now #Steampunkchat -8:22 PM Jan 11th, 2013 wakefieldproof @MichelV69 Indeed #steampunkchat -8:22 PM Jan 11th, 2013 JackBateswrites Hello all! #steampunkchat -8:21 PM Jan 11th, 2013 FaublesFables @FebruaryGrace V fun – though it does depend on the plot whether that works out… a.k.a. what drives the tale #steampunkchat -8:21 PM Jan 11th, 2013 artificer13 How are Villains used? Are they simply a foil for the Hero, or should they be sympathetic/misunderstood/loveable characters? #Steampunkchat -8:21 PM Jan 11th, 2013 MichelV69 @wakefieldproof Magneto of the X-Men paper comics fell into that type. #steampunkchat -8:20 PM Jan 11th, 2013 FaublesFables @MichelV69 ‘allo. Quick CliffsNotes – evil is good, er, great. Trickery divine. And anti-heros are the order of the day. 😉 #steampunkchat -8:20 PM Jan 11th, 2013 wakefieldproof @MichelV69 Good evening! #steampunkchat -8:20 PM Jan 11th, 2013 wakefieldproof @FebruaryGrace I do like stories that have scallawags pitted against scallawags #steampunkchat -8:19 PM Jan 11th, 2013 artificer13 @MichelV69 welcome aboard! #Steampunkchat -8:19 PM Jan 11th, 2013 FebruaryGrace @MichelV69 Evening! #steampunkchat -8:18 PM Jan 11th, 2013 FebruaryGrace How about when you can’t tell who is who, hero or villain, until near the end? Confuse the issue a little. #steampunkchat -8:18 PM Jan 11th, 2013 MichelV69 G’evening, all. #steampunkchat -8:18 PM Jan 11th, 2013 wakefieldproof @FebruaryGrace redemption is a great theme. especially for a “good” character who makes a bad choice that affects the hero. #steampunkchat -8:17 PM Jan 11th, 2013 P_Creeden @wakefieldproof that happeed on Once last Sun – she was at the stake and looked like she’d be repentant – nope, just kidding. #steampunkchat -8:17 PM Jan 11th, 2013 P_Creeden @artificer13 yes – all three do rather go hand in hand… #steampunkchat -8:16 PM Jan 11th, 2013 wakefieldproof orrrrr, another twist – just when you think the villain has been redeemed, he returns to his old ways #steampunkchat -8:16 PM Jan 11th, 2013 artificer13 @P_Creeden or all three in one horrible chain of events?! #Mwhahaha #Steampunkchat -8:15 PM Jan 11th, 2013 artificer13 @wakefieldproof Which brings us to a topic I’ve been dying to discuss- the Anti-Hero. Does #Steampunk have any iconic ones? #Steampunkchat -8:14 PM Jan 11th, 2013 wakefieldproof @P_Creeden not steampunk, but “Name of the Wind” did it very well, having the hero mess everything up. Great fantasy novel. #steampunkchat -8:14 PM Jan 11th, 2013 FebruaryGrace @artificer13 There is a difference between pure evil &those who appear evil cause they’re wounded. They might find redemption #steampunkchat -8:14 PM Jan 11th, 2013 FaublesFables (Noticing how very strange this conversation looks in my Twitter stream. whahaha! – yes, that’s an evil laugh) #steampunkchat -8:14 PM Jan 11th, 2013 P_Creeden @artificer13 Okay then – daddy issues, abandonment, an over-indulgent mother? #steampunkchat -8:13 PM Jan 11th, 2013 FaublesFables @FebruaryGrace @artificer13 Also good – driven insane by a project…. madder than a hatter! 🙂 #steampunkchat -8:13 PM Jan 11th, 2013 artificer13 @wakefieldproof Classic “Marvel Comics” style of hero, where they’re basically a villain in the eyes of the public! *** #Steampunkchat -8:13 PM Jan 11th, 2013 wakefieldproof Or, when you can kinda see things from the villain’s perspective. #steampunkchat -8:13 PM Jan 11th, 2013 P_Creeden @wakefieldproof I do like it better that way – the winner always loses, but wins in the end. #steampunkchat -8:13 PM Jan 11th, 2013 FebruaryGrace @artificer13 Either, or both, of those are good. Childhood trauma could be it, too. 1/2 #steampunkchat -8:12 PM Jan 11th, 2013 artificer13 @P_Creeden I’m VERY Pro-World Domination, but that’s a goal more than backstory, surely? 😉 #Steampunkchat -8:12 PM Jan 11th, 2013 wakefieldproof @artificer13 when the hero is blamed is always interesting #steampunkchat -8:11 PM Jan 11th, 2013 FaublesFables @artificer13 Or the fantasy version of Devil. The Big Bad. The Opposite of Good. #steampunkchat -8:11 PM Jan 11th, 2013 wakefieldproof I also like when the hero just can’t seem to win…until the very end. It’s so frustrating when the villain is one step ahead #steampunkchat -8:11 PM Jan 11th, 2013 P_Creeden @artificer13 world domination? 🙂 #steampunkchat -8:11 PM Jan 11th, 2013 artificer13 @FaublesFables like “The Devil” type of evil? #Steampunkchat -8:10 PM Jan 11th, 2013 artificer13 @FebruaryGrace what makes for a good “it turned them evil” backstory? Spurned love? Injustice at the hands of others? #Steampunkchat -8:10 PM Jan 11th, 2013 KLTaguiam RT @P_Creeden: And every Villain is the hero in his own mind, right? #steampunkchat -8:10 PM Jan 11th, 2013 wakefieldproof @P_Creeden Yes, someone who just drives you crazy. #steampunkchat -8:09 PM Jan 11th, 2013 FaublesFables Yeah, I see a lot of evil genius… genre lends itself to that… but I am trying in my own stuff to use Pure Evil. #steampunkchat -8:08 PM Jan 11th, 2013 wakefieldproof Villains like Sauron are nice too. Defeat them or else we’re all doomed. #steampunkchat -8:08 PM Jan 11th, 2013 FebruaryGrace RT @P_Creeden: And every Villain is the hero in his own mind, right? #steampunkchat -8:08 PM Jan 11th, 2013 P_Creeden And every Villain is the hero in his own mind, right? #steampunkchat -8:07 PM Jan 11th, 2013 FebruaryGrace @artificer13 Like I like my ‘evil’ in any fiction: with some sort of real motivation behind it. A backstory, you could say. #steampunkchat -8:07 PM Jan 11th, 2013 P_Creeden Evil Genius is good – Like Sherlock’s Moriarty 🙂 #steampunkchat -8:07 PM Jan 11th, 2013 FaublesFables Sorry I’m late, fav ep of Doctor Who was on. Ah, I see evil is the order of the day… excellent. #steampunkchat -8:06 PM Jan 11th, 2013 wakefieldproof I love to see a character that we think is evil – by his actions, what people say – but then find otherwise, ie Snape #steampunkchat -8:06 PM Jan 11th, 2013 artificer13 Let’s dive right in with Evil in #steampunk fiction. How do you use it or like to see it portrayed? #steampunkchat -8:05 PM Jan 11th, 2013 FebruaryGrace @artificer13 @wakefieldproof Thanks! I hope everyone is having a good evening so far #steampunkchat -8:03 PM Jan 11th, 2013 artificer13 @FebruaryGrace Hello to you and @wakefieldproof as well! #Steampunkchat -8:02 PM Jan 11th, 2013 FebruaryGrace @artificer13 …and already I forget the hashtag #steampunkchat. As I was saying I’m not feeling well but I’m here! -8:02 PM Jan 11th, 2013 wakefieldproof Hello! I made it! #steampunkchat -8:01 PM Jan 11th, 2013 artificer13 @P_Creeden Welcome aboard! #steampunkchat -8:01 PM Jan 11th, 2013 artificer13 Good Evening all! Who is out there in the Aether tonight? #Steampunkchat -8:01 PM Jan 11th, 2013 P_Creeden I’m here early for once 🙂 #steampunkchat -8:00 PM Jan 11th, 2013 artificer13 @DelilahSDawson for #Steampunkchat we’re discussing the role of Evil in #Steampunk, if you are stuck for the time being. #justsaying -7:47 PM Jan 11th, 2013 artificer13 @fentonslee understood. lots of people fighting off the crud. Feel better soon. #steampunkchat -7:46 PM Jan 11th, 2013 artificer13 20 min until #Steampunkchat! Tonite’s Topic: Confronting the Darkness- The Role of Evil in #Steampunk. Join in! http://t.co/p7p4vbmB … … -7:37 PM Jan 11th, 2013 wakefieldproof RT @artificer13: Tonite at 9pmEST 6pmPST on #Steampunkchat: Confronting the Darkness. The Role of Evil in #Steampunk. Join in! http://t.co/p7p4vbmB -7:19 PM Jan 11th, 2013 thegeo #steampunkchat May not make it/be late tonight, sorry everyone! -6:44 PM Jan 11th, 2013 Winneganfake RT @artificer13: 3hrs until #Steampunkchat! Tonite’s Topic: Confronting the Darkness- The Role of Evil in #Steampunk. Join in! http://t.co/p7p4vbmB … -5:45 PM Jan 11th, 2013 artificer13 3hrs until #Steampunkchat! Tonite’s Topic: Confronting the Darkness- The Role of Evil in #Steampunk. Join in! http://t.co/p7p4vbmB … -4:54 PM Jan 11th, 2013

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
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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 16th 2012: Steampunk Dreams

This was the week we asked ourselves, “What’s missing? What would we like to see in Steampunk?” The conversation ranged widely. Zombies were questioned, but yowies proved popular. Lots of wistful sighs…”Where are the steampunk movies?”

Enjoy the chat, and apologies … at the very beginning I forgot to open the chatroom window, so grabbed the conversation off Twitter. That explains the weird formatting.

LauraMorrigan66 @JackBateswrites Ha ha, victorianporn. Losing a biscuit and showing an ankle! #steampunkchat -11:06 AM Nov 17th, 2012

MichelV69 @SteampunkJulia No clue. I’ve never heard/ seen headcount numbers for either regions. #steamcon pulled 2200-ish this year?#steampunkchat -11:06 AM Nov 17th, 2012

JackBateswrites @SteampunkJulia Well, steampowered provider here#steampunkchat -11:06 AM Nov 17th, 2012

SteampunkJulia @toenolla You can contact me through the “contact” button on http://t.co/2g79Z6sG or http://t.co/g01TfcbH #bustle #steampunkchat-11:05 AM Nov 17th, 2012

armyoftoys RT @artificer13: PPL can check out my #teslacon gear sneak peeks here. https://t.co/5ENE07hO #Teadueling #leather #steampunk#steampunkchat -11:05 AM Nov 17th, 2012

SteampunkJulia @JackBateswrites I hear that they have very good internet speeds in Australia due to the uncrowded population #envy #steampunkchat-11:05 AM Nov 17th, 2012

JackBateswrites Goodnight all. Off to catch up on #AmericanHorrorAsylum#steampunkchat -11:04 AM Nov 17th, 2012

toenolla @SteampunkJulia You bet your bustle! Let’s talk! #steampunkchat-11:04 AM Nov 17th, 2012

artificer13 @JackBateswrites Earl Grey & Walker’s Shortbread at 5 paces?#teadueling #steampunkchat -11:04 AM Nov 17th, 2012

SteampunkJulia Is steampunk bigger in Australia or America?#steampunkchat -11:04 AM Nov 17th, 2012

MichelV69 Just a reminder if you’re looking for some steampunk reading, my 2nd novel is now out http://t.co/4P0JL83u #steampunkchat -11:04 AM Nov 17th, 2012

LindaEpstein #steampunkchat Trending! -11:04 AM Nov 17th, 2012

JackBateswrites @LauraMorrigan66 I was referring to losing to the biscuit…some lag on my end 🙁 #steampunkchat -11:04 AM Nov 17th, 2012

MarshalGabe @Jenny_Schwartz It’s about the White House and Presidents done in the I Love the 80s style of show. #steampunkchat -11:03 AM Nov 17th, 2012

SteampunkJulia @toenolla I’ll send your project to our curator too…if you are interested in selling at Noble Beast Emporium as well #steampunkchat-11:03 AM Nov 17th, 2012

LauraMorrigan66 @Jenny_Schwartz @SteampunkJulia good afternoon from over in Australia 😛 #steampunkchat -11:03 AM Nov 17th, 2012

artificer13 @LauraMorrigan66 I’d advise against #TeaDueling then. Especially for $. 😉 @Jenny_Schwartz #steampunkchat -11:03 AM Nov 17th, 2012

JackBateswrites @LauraMorrigan66 That has a weird erotic tone to it#steampunkchat -11:03 AM Nov 17th, 2012

LauraMorrigan66 @Jenny_Schwartz @MarshalGabe Ooooh! I want to see that! #steampunkchat -11:02 AM Nov 17th, 2012

artificer13 @SteampunkJulia Thank you. I’ll have to see if/how much is left after #Teslacon. I’m otherwise booked out for 4mths. #steampunkchat -11:02 AM Nov 17th, 2012

SteampunkJulia @thegeo I could not say… #steampunkchat -11:02 AM Nov 17th, 2012

FebruaryGrace @Jenny_Schwartz Yes, thanks for hosting. Was fun as always guys, hope to see you next week. #steampunkchat -11:02 AM Nov 17th, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz @wakefieldproof So far sunny and looking good 🙂 #steampunkchat -11:02 AM Nov 17th, 2012

LauraMorrigan66 @artificer13 @Jenny_Schwartz Oh, I always lose to the biscuit! #steampunkchat -11:02 AM Nov 17th, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz *envy* that sounds good RT @MarshalGabe: Show on History right now called I Love the 1880s. #steampunkchat -11:01 AM Nov 17th, 2012

wakefieldproof @Jenny_Schwartz Tell us how the rest of tomorrow goes!#steampunkchat -11:01 AM Nov 17th, 2012

thegeo Last question to #steampunkchat – How many Emilie Autumn fans are into steampunk? -11:01 AM Nov 17th, 2012

ProfessorMorrow Yes, thanks as always @Jenny_Schwartz and everyone at#steampunkchat Nice to see you all! -11:01 AM Nov 17th, 2012

LauraMorrigan66 @SteampunkJulia @artificer13 Wow! Love these!#steampunkchat -11:01 AM Nov 17th, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz @SteampunkJulia 🙂 Good night! #Steampunkchat -11:01 AM Nov 17th, 2012

JackBateswrites @artificer13 Challenge accepted, sir! #biscuitsandtea#steampunkchat -11:01 AM Nov 17th, 2012

MarshalGabe Show on History right now called I Love the 1880s.#steampunkchat -11:01 AM Nov 17th, 2012

SteampunkJulia @Jenny_Schwartz Enjoy your, er, morning. Thanks so much for hostessing! #steampunkchat -11:01 AM Nov 17th, 2012

Valentinial RT @MichelV69: @Jenny_Schwartz Thanks for hosting, dear lady! It is much appreciated #steampunkchat -11:01 AM Nov 17th, 2012

toenolla So glad to meet everyone! What a crazy random happenstance!#steampunkchat -11:00 AM Nov 17th, 2012

Valentinial @ProfessorMorrow I need to watch that #steampunkchat -11:00 AM Nov 17th, 2012

wakefieldproof RT @TCSteampunk: @SteamPatriots is NOW LIVE on kickstarter http://t.co/EfdGvL1K Please RT #steampunkchat -11:00 AM Nov 17th, 2012

SteampunkJulia @artificer13 That’s beautiful work. Contact me if you are interested in selling in the Noble Beast Emporium online store#steampunkchat -11:00 AM Nov 17th, 2012

JackBateswrites @LauraMorrigan66 yep #steampunkchat -10:59 AM Nov 17th, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz @MichelV69 I enjoyed it #steampunkchat is always so friendly 🙂 -10:59 AM Nov 17th, 2012

LauraMorrigan66 @Jenny_Schwartz It’s been really fun! Must try and remember the time it is over here! #steampunkchat -10:59 AM Nov 17th, 2012

TCSteampunk RT @MichelV69: @Jenny_Schwartz Thanks for hosting, dear lady! It is much appreciated #steampunkchat -10:59 AM Nov 17th, 2012

artificer13 @LauraMorrigan66 @Jenny_Schwartz Biscuits R held in tea for longest amnt of time. If it crumbles b4 you eat it, you lose.#steampunkchat -10:59 AM Nov 17th, 2012

LauraMorrigan66 @JackBateswrites I heard the church as very against it.#steampunkchat -10:59 AM Nov 17th, 2012

TCSteampunk We are so excited that our #steampunk #AmRev project@SteamPatriots is NOW LIVE on kickstarter http://t.co/NhxaF0fc Please RT#steampunkchat -10:59 AM Nov 17th, 2012

MichelV69 @Jenny_Schwartz Thanks for hosting, dear lady! It is much appreciated #steampunkchat -10:59 AM Nov 17th, 2012

SteampunkJulia RT @artificer13: PPL can check out my #teslacon gear sneak peeks here. https://t.co/ZVvUSrbd #Teadueling #leather #steampunk#steampunkchat -10:59 AM Nov 17th, 2012

ProfessorMorrow @Valentinial I always side with the Venture Bro’s steampunk flashback there. “Throw that fat wizard out of the dirigible!”#steampunkchat -10:59 AM Nov 17th, 2012

Valentinial @LauraMorrigan66 @Jenny_Schwartz @artificer13 like teabagging but more social acceptable? #steampunkchat -10:59 AM Nov 17th, 2012

JackBateswrites …ahem… hoping that dueling is different than bagging#steampunkchat -10:58 AM Nov 17th, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz That’s pretty much the official #steampunkchat hour. No need to stop chatting, tho. I just need to go sort out a transcript. Thx guys 🙂 -10:58 AM Nov 17th, 2012

SteampunkJulia RT @JackBateswrites: Motor City Comic Con with rumors of#StanLee http://t.co/omnWiEBm More and more stmpnk cosplay appearing#steampunkchat -10:58 AM Nov 17th, 2012

Valentinial Need much more occult catastrophe’s vs steampunk. crowley,lovecraft, etc #steampunkchat -10:58 AM Nov 17th, 2012

LauraMorrigan66 @Jenny_Schwartz @artificer13 What is tea duelling? Duelling for tea? With tea? #steampunkchat -10:57 AM Nov 17th, 2012

ProfessorMorrow Skyscraper tour with Jody Ellen and Nathaniel Johnston in about an hour. Excited! #steampunkchat -10:57 AM Nov 17th, 2012

SteampunkJulia @toenolla Very interesting. I’m sure your project will be funded. #steampunkchat -10:56 AM Nov 17th, 2012

Valentinial RT @JackBateswrites: @LauraMorrigan66 #goldencompass fell victim to bad word of mouth #steampunkchat -10:56 AM Nov 17th, 2012

toenolla @artificer13 You had me at #teadueling #steampunkchat -10:56 AM Nov 17th, 2012

JackBateswrites Motor City Comic Con with rumors of #StanLeehttp://t.co/QFcGBTj6 More and more stmpnk cosplay appearing#steampunkchat -10:56 AM Nov 17th, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz @artificer13 I love the idea of #teaduelling#steampunkchat -10:55 AM Nov 17th, 2012

SteampunkJulia RT @SteamworldChron: and if interested in another steampunk, action-adventure comic project.take a lookhttp://t.co/agZLwFbQ #steampunkchat -10:55 AM Nov 17th, 2012

TCSteampunk RT @artificer13: PPL can check out my #teslacon gear sneak peeks here. https://t.co/cpZkGWGx #Teadueling #leather #steampunk#steampunkchat -10:55 AM Nov 17th, 2012

JackBateswrites @LauraMorrigan66 #goldencompass fell victim to bad word of mouth #steampunkchat -10:55 AM Nov 17th, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz RT @artificer13: PPL can check out my #teslacon gear sneak peeks here. https://t.co/5ENE07hO #Teadueling #leather #steampunk#steampunkchat -10:55 AM Nov 17th, 2012

Valentinial @LauraMorrigan66 ya big shame. good story #steampunkchat-10:54 AM Nov 17th, 2012

artificer13 PPL can check out my #teslacon gear sneak peeks here.https://t.co/5ENE07hO #Teadueling #leather #steampunk #steampunkchat-10:54 AM Nov 17th, 2012

LauraMorrigan66 @Valentinial True, shame golden compass didn’t do well enough to get a sequel. 🙁 #steampunkchat -10:54 AM Nov 17th, 2012

toenolla Oyah, also we’re offering custom wax seal stampers for $40, which is a good deal. Made with lasers! http://t.co/I94ZEGMZ #steampunkchat-10:54 AM Nov 17th, 2012

SteampunkJulia RT @toenolla: Check out my mystery story project, Laser Lace Letters! Steamtech horror with crafting. http://t.co/BPNJMW6Q#steampunkchat -10:54 AM Nov 17th, 2012

TCSteampunk @Valentinial ha I forgot about hellboy… good times#steampunkchat -10:54 AM Nov 17th, 2012

TCSteampunk @LauraMorrigan66 webisodes are where it’s at these days! I’d love to help! Wish I was closer! #steampunkchat -10:53 AM Nov 17th, 2012

artificer13 @athenahollow Indeed. There are places where scalding is far worse than it might be elsewhere. #scary @thegeo #steampunkchat -10:53 AM Nov 17th, 2012

FebruaryGrace @LauraMorrigan66 @Jenny_Schwartz That would be cool!#steampunkchat -10:53 AM Nov 17th, 2012

Valentinial RT @Jenny_Schwartz: @FebruaryGrace Wow! that’s a lot of words for half a month. Congrats 🙂 #steampunkchat -10:23 AM Nov 17th, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz @SteampunkJulia Tease! #steampunkchat -10:23 AM Nov 17th, 2012

Valentinial @Jenny_Schwartz if nano goes well lets hope i edit just as fast 🙂 #steampunkchat -10:23 AM Nov 17th, 2012

FebruaryGrace @SteampunkJulia Not this time. Trying something I haven’t done before. Will see if it pans out before I announce genre LOL#steampunkchat -10:23 AM Nov 17th, 2012

Valentinial @Jenny_Schwartz @DelDryden oh thats awesome, i swear i didn’t copy!! 🙂 #steampunkchat -10:22 AM Nov 17th, 2012

JackBateswrites You know, I did NANO twice but I felt like it ws taking me away from my other work #steampunkchat -10:22 AM Nov 17th, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz @MichelV69 Not just transferring modern sensibility? What do you think we miss understanding of Victorians? #steampunkchat -10:22 AM Nov 17th, 2012

FebruaryGrace @Jenny_Schwartz Thank you :~) I worked hard. Am tired now LOL. #steampunkchat -10:22 AM Nov 17th, 2012

Valentinial Would like to see grand airship navies, space travel, only DC electronics, planet colonies that are stmpnk #steampunkchat -10:22 AM Nov 17th, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz @Valentinial Actually @DelDryden used under London for Lamplighter #steampunkchat -10:22 AM Nov 17th, 2012

artificer13 @wakefieldproof ba-dum-TISH! LOL. #steampunkchat -10:21 AM Nov 17th, 2012

SteampunkJulia @FebruaryGrace Is it a steampunk novel? #steampunkchat-10:21 AM Nov 17th, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz @Valentinial Tell me when you publish it! Please 🙂 Will definitely read that #steampunkchat Underground is fascinating world -10:21 AM Nov 17th, 2012

FebruaryGrace @SteampunkJulia Definitely! Sometimes you just can’t fit it in. I did it as a ‘rebel’ last year that was fun too. #steampunkchat -10:21 AM Nov 17th, 2012

Valentinial @Jenny_Schwartz i actually am for nano but it exists under our cities not amongst it, using NYC’s steam system #steampunkchat -10:21 AM Nov 17th, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz @FebruaryGrace Wow! that’s a lot of words for half a month. Congrats 🙂 #steampunkchat -10:21 AM Nov 17th, 2012

SteampunkJulia If you want monsters, the next Steampunk Holmes is a monstrous Frankenstein. #steampunkchat -10:20 AM Nov 17th, 2012

JackBateswrites What about the Brendan Frasier Mummy movies? Diesel/Steam? #steampunkchat -10:20 AM Nov 17th, 2012

FebruaryGrace @Jenny_Schwartz Yes, thank you, already at 54K but trying to smooth it out to make it a viable first draft for later. #steampunkchat -10:20 AM Nov 17th, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz @Valentinial 21st century using steam would be interesting. You writing that? #steampunkchat -10:20 AM Nov 17th, 2012

wakefieldproof @JackBateswrites I love all of those stories #steampunkchat-10:20 AM Nov 17th, 2012

JackBateswrites @Valentinial Would agree. Ships and planes and trucks#steampunkchat -10:20 AM Nov 17th, 2012

MichelV69 I think if there was anything I’d like to see more of in Steampunk would be a bit more digging into Victorian POV for stories #steampunkchat-10:19 AM Nov 17th, 2012

shoveke @wakefieldproof never understood that mindset,something’s only cool if no one’s into it? STUPID-if you like something like it #steampunkchat-10:19 AM Nov 17th, 2012

SteampunkJulia @FebruaryGrace I wish I was doing #nanowrimo , I’m doing#kickstarter instead. There’s always next year. #steampunkchat -10:19 AM Nov 17th, 2012

Valentinial @JackBateswrites think tin tin is for sure dieselpunk#steampunkchat -10:19 AM Nov 17th, 2012

JackBateswrites I think that’s my vision of stmpnk: Explorers and adventurers on quests. #steampunkchat -10:19 AM Nov 17th, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz @FebruaryGrace All is forgiven when you’re NANOing. Hope it’s going well? #steampunkchat -10:19 AM Nov 17th, 2012

thegeo #steampunkchat OH CRAP TODAY IS FRIDAY -10:19 AM Nov 17th, 2012

SteampunkJulia Full disclosure: I lived in Williamsburg, Brooklyn for several years #exhipster #steampunkchat -10:18 AM Nov 17th, 2012

ProfessorMorrow @MarshalGabe crazy travels and alitverses! Good to see you! #steampunkchat -10:18 AM Nov 17th, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz @SteampunkJulia Is it the near-human (like zombies) that make them monsters? would automaton work the same as monster?#Steampunkchat -10:18 AM Nov 17th, 2012

Valentinial @Jenny_Schwartz DP is an ok evolution but also they can evolve w/o moving to diesel maybe 21st century still using steam #steampunkchat-10:18 AM Nov 17th, 2012

JackBateswrites Tintin in Tibet has him tracking yeti. #steampunkchat -10:18 AM Nov 17th, 2012

wakefieldproof @artificer13 A: One Instagram! #steampunkchat -10:18 AM Nov 17th, 2012

FebruaryGrace Sorry I’m late guys was trying to make word count for the night #nanowrimo #steampunkchat -10:17 AM Nov 17th, 2012

JackBateswrites Long time fan of Tintin. Maybe something along that line in stmpnk? #steampunkchat -10:17 AM Nov 17th, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz @JackBateswrites I’ve never met a yowie, but driven past lake they’re meant to live near #steampunkchat -10:17 AM Nov 17th, 2012

artificer13 @wakefieldproof i donno, how much? #steampunkchat #Hipster-10:17 AM Nov 17th, 2012

SteampunkJulia Bigfoot #steampunkchat -10:17 AM Nov 17th, 2012

Valentinial More paranormal perhaps, ghostbusters, vamp hunter, jeykl, egyptian mummies #steampunkchat -10:17 AM Nov 17th, 2012

JackBateswrites @Jenny_Schwartz Yowie works. Rather creepy.#steampunkchat -10:17 AM Nov 17th, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz @Valentinial Do you mean like dieselpunk or into alternative futures/other worlds? #steampunkchat -10:17 AM Nov 17th, 2012

wakefieldproof @artificer13 I love it. And hipsters drive me up the wall. Q: How much does a hipster weigh? #steampunkchat -10:16 AM Nov 17th, 2012

MarshalGabe @ProfessorMorrow Long time no see in here! #steampunkchat-10:16 AM Nov 17th, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz To which I counter…yowie http://t.co/yde57RXR RT@JackBateswrites: Yeti? #steampunkchat -10:16 AM Nov 17th, 2012

Valentinial I’d like to see more evolution from steampunk worlds beyond the initial victorian timeline and into their future #steampunkchat -10:16 AM Nov 17th, 2012

MarshalGabe @Jenny_Schwartz There’s some. League of Steam and Abolitionist Abolishers of course. Other creepy crawlies in jars.#steampunkchat -10:15 AM Nov 17th, 2012

JackBateswrites @Jenny_Schwartz Yeti? #steampunkchat -10:15 AM Nov 17th, 2012

ProfessorMorrow In transit to #steampunkchat i like paranormal rather than supernatural in zombies and other monsters. -10:15 AM Nov 17th, 2012

artificer13 @wakefieldproof I can’t take credit for it, but I also can’t remember who did coin the term. Suitably douchy though, right?#steampunkchat -10:15 AM Nov 17th, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz What sort? and villains or heroes or victims? RT@JackBateswrites: See in stmpnk: more monsters? #steampunkchat -10:15 AM Nov 17th, 2012

wakefieldproof does anyone know someone with that attitude?#steampunkchat -10:15 AM Nov 17th, 2012

11mJenny SchwartzJenny Schwartz ‏@Jenny_Schwartz

#steampunkchat I’m trying to think of some…
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11mJack BatesJack Bates ‏@JackBateswrites
See in stmpnk: more monsters? #steampunkchat

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12mScott WakefieldScott Wakefield ‏@wakefieldproof
@artificer13 #Steamster! HA! #steampunkchat

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12mJenny SchwartzJenny Schwartz ‏@Jenny_Schwartz
@Valentinial Topic is what would you like to see in Steampunk#steampunkchat Welcome!

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12mSteampunk JuliaSteampunk Julia ‏@SteampunkJulia
I’m always annoyed when someone bails on something because it’s mainstream. #steampunkchat

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12mJenny SchwartzJenny Schwartz ‏@Jenny_Schwartz
@MichelV69 @wakefieldproof Good point. Old codgers have to stick around *um, that’s directed at me, not you #steampunkchat

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13mChris Valentine ♡Chris Valentine ♡ ‏@Valentinial
Hi #steampunkchat What is the topic? I’m late (fashionably?)

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13mJenny SchwartzJenny Schwartz ‏@Jenny_Schwartz
pulling my leg RT @wakefieldproof: @Jenny_Schwartz Jackelope – very rare American antlered rabbit #steampunkchat

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13mM. Gabriel ColbaughM. Gabriel Colbaugh ‏@MarshalGabe
@Jenny_Schwartz American West legend based on German Worlpeltinger. Jack Rabbit with Antelope Antlers. #steampunkchat

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13mThe ArtificerThe Artificer ‏@artificer13
@wakefieldproof No. Why bail if more ppl like it? That’s a #Steamsterattitude. #steam #hipster. #steampunkchat

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13mSteampunk JuliaSteampunk Julia ‏@SteampunkJulia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jackalope Jackalope #steampunkchat

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13mJenny SchwartzJenny Schwartz ‏@Jenny_Schwartz
@wakefieldproof I’d love steampunk to go mainstream. Then again, I’m in favour of anything that promotes interest in history#steampunkchat

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13mMichel VaillancourtMichel Vaillancourt ‏@MichelV69
@wakefieldproof I consider the idea of bailing because of new people as silly. What if we’d all bailed before you got here? #steampunkchat

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13mScott WakefieldScott Wakefield ‏@wakefieldproof
@Jenny_Schwartz Jackelope – very rare American antlered rabbit#steampunkchat

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14mJenny SchwartzJenny Schwartz ‏@Jenny_Schwartz
@MarshalGabe I’ve never heard of a jackalope. #steampunkchat#googling

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15mScott WakefieldScott Wakefield ‏@wakefieldproof
I’m relatively new to steampunk – does anyone dislike the idea of a wider acceptance of it? Bail if it goes mainstream? #steampunkchat

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15mM. Gabriel ColbaughM. Gabriel Colbaugh ‏@MarshalGabe
@Jenny_Schwartz Pretty much anything really. Chupacabra, goblins, jackalopes, fairies would all work for SP Fantasy. #steampunkchat

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15mSteampunk JuliaSteampunk Julia ‏@SteampunkJulia
@Jenny_Schwartz Zombies are rather popular these days#understatement #dontcareforthem #steampunkchat

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16mSteampunk JuliaSteampunk Julia ‏@SteampunkJulia
You can submit to the contact button on http://www.noblebeast.com Also, there’s a twitter handle: @SteamTales #steampunkchat

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16mJenny SchwartzJenny Schwartz ‏@Jenny_Schwartz
Lots of steampunk seems to cross over with fantasy. Personally, I don’t like zombies…what other monsters are there? #steampunkchat

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17mJenny SchwartzJenny Schwartz ‏@Jenny_Schwartz
Sounds great! RT @SteampunkJulia: btw: @NobleBeastBooksSteampunk Fairy Tales Anthology. Site to come. Submissions needed#steampunkchat

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18mSteampunk JuliaSteampunk Julia ‏@SteampunkJulia
@artificer13 @MarshalGabe @wakefieldproof @MichelV69 Nice to see all y’all! #steampunkchat

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18mScott WakefieldScott Wakefield ‏@wakefieldproof
RT @NobleBeastBooks is going forward with Steampunk Fairy Tales Anthology. Site to come. Submissions needed #steampunkchat

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18mThe ArtificerThe Artificer ‏@artificer13
@Jenny_Schwartz you could say that. #steampunkchat

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19mThe ArtificerThe Artificer ‏@artificer13
@Jenny_Schwartz Thank you! https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/680322_289918807793384_34235050_o.jpg … #teadueling #steampunkchat

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19mJenny SchwartzJenny Schwartz ‏@Jenny_Schwartz
@MarshalGabe Morning! #steampunkchat

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19mSteampunk JuliaSteampunk Julia ‏@SteampunkJulia
btw: @NobleBeastBooks is going forward with Steampunk Fairy Tales Anthology. Site to come. Submissions needed #steampunkchat

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20mM. Gabriel ColbaughM. Gabriel Colbaugh ‏@MarshalGabe
Evening everyone. #steampunkchat

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20mJenny SchwartzJenny Schwartz ‏@Jenny_Schwartz
@artificer13 Cute! your temporally embarrassed? #steampunkchat

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20mThe ArtificerThe Artificer ‏@artificer13
hullo all! sorry I’m late. I was temporally delayed. #steampunkchat

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20mJenny SchwartzJenny Schwartz ‏@Jenny_Schwartz
Has anyone heard/seen any steampunk nursery rhymes?#getthemyoung #steampunkchat

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21mJenny SchwartzJenny Schwartz ‏@Jenny_Schwartz
@wakefieldproof Time travel jokes enjoyed … only sometimes I get confused chatting about which day it is #steampunkchat

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21mScott WakefieldScott Wakefield ‏@wakefieldproof
@Jenny_Schwartz It’s tomorrow for you, correct? (insert time travel joke) #steampunkchat

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22mJenny SchwartzJenny Schwartz ‏@Jenny_Schwartz
@SteampunkJulia Yup. I live in your tomorrow 🙂 #steampunkchat

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22mJenny SchwartzJenny Schwartz ‏@Jenny_Schwartz
@wakefieldproof Me too! I want everyone to enjoy the optimism & imagination #steampunkchat

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22mSteampunk JuliaSteampunk Julia ‏@SteampunkJulia
@Jenny_Schwartz You really are on the other side of the world…or we are. #steampunkchat

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22mJenny SchwartzJenny Schwartz ‏@Jenny_Schwartz
@SteampunkJulia Actually, I’d love #steampunk to solve the whole timezone issue…don’t know how! #Steampunkchat

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23mScott WakefieldScott Wakefield ‏@wakefieldproof
I want the growing (that I perceive) popularity to continue growing.#steampunkchat

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23mJenny SchwartzJenny Schwartz ‏@Jenny_Schwartz
@SteampunkJulia 10am #steampunkchat

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23mJenny SchwartzJenny Schwartz ‏@Jenny_Schwartz
@MichelV69 Hi! #steampunkchat

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23mSteampunk JuliaSteampunk Julia ‏@SteampunkJulia
@Jenny_Schwartz Hi Jenny, what time is it in your neck of the woods?#steampunkchat

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24mMichel VaillancourtMichel Vaillancourt ‏@MichelV69
Heya, all! I hope everyone is well! #steampunkchat

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25mJenny SchwartzJenny Schwartz ‏@Jenny_Schwartz
Hi all! Let’s get this #steampunkchat started! Wishes & dreams, what are you wanting to see in steampunk?

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31mSteampunk JuliaSteampunk Julia ‏@SteampunkJulia
What would I like to see in Steampunk? Steam Patriots! http://ow.ly/fmyUx #steampunkchat

Transcript: November 2nd 2012: “Fighting the Creative Block” –

Steampunk is a creator’s culture. We make music, art, literature, costumes, death rays and gadgets of all kinds, and sometimes, just a mess.

Tonight we’re discussing how we get past our mental walls to keep inventing.

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.

SteampunkJulia Thanks @thegeo @marshalgabe @artificer @jackbateswrites @liakeyes @wakefieldproof @TCSteampunk @Jenny_Schwartz great chat! #steampunkchat -10:02 PM Nov 2nd, 2012

thegeo @artificer13 I was late, BUT I DIDN’T MISS IT! #steampunkchat -10:02 PM Nov 2nd, 2012

artificer13 Well, I think that just about wraps it all up. Thanks, all for coming out. #steampunkchat -10:01 PM Nov 2nd, 2012

artificer13 @MarshalGabe You too. Glad you made it. #steampunkchat -10:00 PM Nov 2nd, 2012

thegeo RT @SteampunkJulia: @thegeo And may you continue to be extraordinarily awesome #steampunkchat -9:59 PM Nov 2nd, 2012

SteampunkJulia @thegeo And may you continue to be extraordinarily awesome #steampunkchat -9:59 PM Nov 2nd, 2012

MarshalGabe Take care, folks! #steampunkchat -9:59 PM Nov 2nd, 2012

artificer13 @JackBateswrites G’nite! Thanks for coming out to play. #steampunkchat -9:58 PM Nov 2nd, 2012

artificer13 RT @SteampunkJulia: Follow @SteamPatriots on Facebook for more trailer videos to come this week: http://t.co/d5EvJbND #steampunkchat -9:58 PM Nov 2nd, 2012

artificer13 RT @SteampunkJulia: One last shameless promo: @SteamPatriots #AmRev book app proj. to launch in 2-3 weeks on @Kickstarter … #steampunkchat -9:58 PM Nov 2nd, 2012

artificer13 @thegeo OUR moon? Bah, I get my moon rocks imported from Europa. 😉 #HipsterSteampunkVillain #steampunkchat #teslacon -9:58 PM Nov 2nd, 2012

SteampunkJulia One last shameless promo: @SteamPatriots #AmRev book app proj. to launch in 2-3 weeks on @Kickstarter … #steampunkchat -9:58 PM Nov 2nd, 2012

JackBateswrites Thanks all! I have to roll! #steampunkchat -9:56 PM Nov 2nd, 2012

SteampunkJulia Follow @SteamPatriots on Facebook for more trailer videos to come this week: http://t.co/d5EvJbND #steampunkchat -9:56 PM Nov 2nd, 2012

artificer13 RT @SteampunkJulia: @JackBateswrites Anyone who is interested in the Steampunk Fairy Tale project can DM me or @SteamTales #steampunkchat -9:55 PM Nov 2nd, 2012

artificer13 @thegeo eeeeeexcellent! Now I’ll be sure to blend in w/ SWARM crowd. #teslacon #steampunkchat -9:55 PM Nov 2nd, 2012

TCSteampunk RT @SteampunkJulia: NEW @SteamPatriots teaser video: http://t.co/rPCSlglm — 10 more mini trailer videos to come… #steampunkchat -9:55 PM Nov 2nd, 2012

SteampunkJulia NEW @SteamPatriots teaser video: http://t.co/5yZs4Xay — 10 more mini trailer videos to come… #steampunkchat -9:55 PM Nov 2nd, 2012

artificer13 @TCSteampunk Pleased to do so, thanks for attending! #steampunkchat -9:54 PM Nov 2nd, 2012

JackBateswrites Shameless Self Promotion: http://t.co/z0Ys7pK5 #steampunkchat -9:54 PM Nov 2nd, 2012

artificer13 RT @thegeo: @artificer13 I am extraordinarily awesome. #selfplug #steampunkchat -9:54 PM Nov 2nd, 2012

TCSteampunk @SteampunkJulia Really?! Can’t wait to see! #steampunkchat -9:54 PM Nov 2nd, 2012

thegeo @artificer13 Clearly apart from you, I said who should I expect to see, not avoid! 😛 #steampunkchat -9:53 PM Nov 2nd, 2012

SteampunkJulia @JackBateswrites Anyone who is interested in the Steampunk Fairy Tale project can DM me or @SteamTales #steampunkchat -9:53 PM Nov 2nd, 2012

artificer13 @thegeo apart from me, obviously? 😉 #steampunkchat -9:53 PM Nov 2nd, 2012

thegeo @artificer13 I am extraordinarily awesome. #selfplug #steampunkchat -9:53 PM Nov 2nd, 2012

SteampunkJulia Actually @TCSteampunk we have a newer mini trailer for @SteamPatriots… #steampunkchat -9:53 PM Nov 2nd, 2012

TCSteampunk @artificer13 Thanks for hosting! #steampunkchat -9:53 PM Nov 2nd, 2012

thegeo How many of you should I expect to see at TeslaCon? #steampunkchat -9:53 PM Nov 2nd, 2012

artificer13 Time for shameless self-promotion, who has got a plug? #steampunkchat -9:53 PM Nov 2nd, 2012

JackBateswrites @SteampunkJulia What do you need help with? #steampunkchat -9:52 PM Nov 2nd, 2012

TCSteampunk @SteampunkJulia I know… too quick! Have a great evening! #steampunkchat -9:52 PM Nov 2nd, 2012

SteampunkJulia @JackBateswrites The market is crowded. #steampunkchat -9:52 PM Nov 2nd, 2012

JackBateswrites @SteampunkJulia They do. And thanks for the link on the anthology. Got one ready to submit. #steampunkchat -9:52 PM Nov 2nd, 2012

artificer13 @thegeo I’m basically wearing 1 of 2 pith helmets until “after hours”every day, then it’s a fez. #steampunkchat -9:51 PM Nov 2nd, 2012

TCSteampunk For those who haven’t seen it yet: the new trailer for @SteamPatriots [VIDEO] http://t.co/XSzvtIQ2 @Kickstarter mid November #steampunkchat -9:51 PM Nov 2nd, 2012

SteampunkJulia The @steamtales website to come will be http://t.co/5z8kJBym Submission deadline is tentatively 2/28. Need help! #steampunkchat -9:51 PM Nov 2nd, 2012

SteampunkJulia @TCSteampunk These chats go by quickly! #steampunkchat -9:51 PM Nov 2nd, 2012

JackBateswrites @SteampunkJulia Yeah. Blogging really drained the paymnt pool #steampunkchat -9:50 PM Nov 2nd, 2012

artificer13 @TCSteampunk Thanks for coming to play. Have a great weekend! #steampunkchat -9:50 PM Nov 2nd, 2012

JackBateswrites @TCSteampunk 🙁 bye #steampunkchat -9:50 PM Nov 2nd, 2012

JackBateswrites Most of my epub royalties are 50% but sales are S L O W #steampunkchat -9:50 PM Nov 2nd, 2012

TCSteampunk RT @SteampunkJulia: those interested in submitting Steampunk Fairy Tales there’s a new twitter site: @steamtales #steampunkchat -9:50 PM Nov 2nd, 2012

TCSteampunk I have to get back to work, so I need to ditch out a little early tonight! #steampunkchat -9:49 PM Nov 2nd, 2012

SteampunkJulia @JackBateswrites Yes, and blogging has brought it down too. #steampunkchat -9:49 PM Nov 2nd, 2012

SteampunkJulia Per last week’s chat: those interested in submitting Steampunk Fairy Tales there’s a new twitter site: @steamtales #steampunkchat -9:49 PM Nov 2nd, 2012

TCSteampunk Well, my half hour break just turned into an hour… oops! #addictedtochatting #steampunkchat -9:48 PM Nov 2nd, 2012

JackBateswrites Has epublishing watered down what beginning writers make? #steampunkchat -9:48 PM Nov 2nd, 2012

SteampunkJulia @JackBateswrites I would say it was harder to get a paying writing job before but when you did get paid, the pay was better #steampunkchat -9:48 PM Nov 2nd, 2012

SteampunkJulia @JackBateswrites Yes, it did. #steampunkchat -9:47 PM Nov 2nd, 2012

artificer13 @JackBateswrites Can I get in on that deal too? #steampunkchat -9:47 PM Nov 2nd, 2012

JackBateswrites Intersting. I replied to myself. #socialnetworkingfatigue #steampunkchat -9:47 PM Nov 2nd, 2012

TCSteampunk @JackBateswrites Not for me 🙁 One day… #dreambig #steampunkchat -9:46 PM Nov 2nd, 2012

JackBateswrites @JackBateswrites Wants to get paid like #lucas started: merchandising #steampunkchat -9:46 PM Nov 2nd, 2012

JackBateswrites @TCSteampunk Did it ever pay more? #steampunkchat -9:45 PM Nov 2nd, 2012

artificer13 @thegeo A BIG one for crafters. Leather costs a fortune, as do tools, fabric, etc. #steampunkchat -9:44 PM Nov 2nd, 2012

artificer13 @SteampunkJulia I actually meant amount of stuff I need to create, but finding time is big issue for those not self-funding #steampunkchat -9:43 PM Nov 2nd, 2012

MarshalGabe @artificer13 Oddly enough I’ve found my non-fiction writing impeding my fiction writing some. #steampunkchat -9:42 PM Nov 2nd, 2012

TCSteampunk RT @artificer13: I am also buried under weight of stuff to do #NoPlace2Start I so wish writing paid more #steampunkchat -9:42 PM Nov 2nd, 2012

thegeo @artificer13 My issue is nothing to work with. Lots of time, 0 resources. #steampunkchat -9:41 PM Nov 2nd, 2012

SteampunkJulia @artificer13 Yes, I was going to say that writer’s block is a luxury. The real issue is no time to write. #steampunkchat -9:41 PM Nov 2nd, 2012

JackBateswrites Day job does hinder productivity. #steampunkchat -9:41 PM Nov 2nd, 2012

SteampunkJulia @wakefieldproof Nice chatting with you…Enjoy your evening. #steampunkchat -9:41 PM Nov 2nd, 2012

artificer13 @wakefieldproof G’nite! Thanks for stopping in. Have a great evening #steampunkchat -9:41 PM Nov 2nd, 2012

artificer13 Is anyone dealing w/a creative block at the moment? For me, no block, but buried under weight of stuff to do #NoPlace2Start #steampunkchat -9:40 PM Nov 2nd, 2012

wakefieldproof #steampunkchat sorry all. Having connection issues, and guests are here. Have a great night! -9:40 PM Nov 2nd, 2012

TCSteampunk @artificer13 @JackBateswrites All of the above! #steampunkchat -9:39 PM Nov 2nd, 2012

MarshalGabe @SteampunkJulia Love that song. #steampunkchat -9:38 PM Nov 2nd, 2012

SteampunkJulia RT @MarshalGabe: @JackBateswrites Might be a fun twitter meme. 6 word Steampunk stories. #steampunkchat -9:38 PM Nov 2nd, 2012

artificer13 @JackBateswrites Awesomely terrible, or Awesome? Or perhaps, just true? 😉 #steampunkchat -9:38 PM Nov 2nd, 2012

SteampunkJulia 1988 RT @artificer13: @MarshalGabe Im sorry, this immediately sprang to mind. http://t.co/gSHT566B @JackBateswrites #steampunkchat -9:36 PM Nov 2nd, 2012

MarshalGabe @JackBateswrites Might be a fun twitter meme. 6 word Steampunk stories. #steampunkchat -9:36 PM Nov 2nd, 2012

JackBateswrites @artificer13 awesome #steampunkchat -9:36 PM Nov 2nd, 2012

JackBateswrites @MarshalGabe You see awful things like: Old plates. Chipped rims. Hand-me downs. #steampunkchat -9:35 PM Nov 2nd, 2012

artificer13 @MarshalGabe I’m sorry, this immediately sprang to mind. http://t.co/MNV8yKGD @JackBateswrites #steampunkchat -9:34 PM Nov 2nd, 2012

SteampunkJulia @wakefieldproof Music is a great muse. #steampunkchat -9:34 PM Nov 2nd, 2012

MarshalGabe @JackBateswrites I might have at one point but don’t recall right now. #steampunkchat -9:33 PM Nov 2nd, 2012

SteampunkJulia Sometimes it’s easier to wait until you are inspired to write as opposed to trying to edit/correct uninspired writing. #steampunkchat -9:33 PM Nov 2nd, 2012

artificer13 From a maker’s POV, sometime it helps me to not envision the final product, but the physical limitations of material, etc. #steampunkchat -9:33 PM Nov 2nd, 2012

JackBateswrites @MarshalGabe Have you ever read some of the attempts at recreating that? #steampunkchat -9:33 PM Nov 2nd, 2012

JackBateswrites Side note: #sethmacfarlane just popped up on #sharktank. No deals #steampunkchat -9:32 PM Nov 2nd, 2012

JackBateswrites Gotten so I can pretty much anticipate what some of my editors will call me out on #steampunkchat -9:31 PM Nov 2nd, 2012

MarshalGabe @JackBateswrites Granted, Hemingway also thought his best story was 6 words long #steampunkchat -9:31 PM Nov 2nd, 2012

JackBateswrites @SteampunkJulia I’ve gotten better at editing mine over the years #steampunkchat -9:30 PM Nov 2nd, 2012

wakefieldproof oh, and my banjo always re-invigorates me. #steampunkchat -9:30 PM Nov 2nd, 2012

TCSteampunk @MarshalGabe me too! 8 out of 10 times my forced writing is awful, but it usually sparks new/better ideas! #steampunkchat -9:30 PM Nov 2nd, 2012

JackBateswrites Hemingway, not that he wrote steampunk, had to travel to write. #steampunkchat -9:29 PM Nov 2nd, 2012

wakefieldproof I learned that during a @nanowrimo session – once story is written, beginning to end, it’s WAY easier to go back and tie up #steampunkchat -9:29 PM Nov 2nd, 2012

SteampunkJulia It’s still always easier to edit another person’s writing… #steampunkchat -9:29 PM Nov 2nd, 2012

wakefieldproof All right. I find that I stall out at the end of a scene, and my mind wants to get on to the next bit of action. And I let it #steampunkchat -9:28 PM Nov 2nd, 2012

artificer13 @wakefieldproof writers, crafters, costumers… Blocks for all, and how to overcome them. #steampunkchat -9:28 PM Nov 2nd, 2012

SteampunkJulia @JackBateswrites I used to get so attached to my words but now I see the elegance in brevity. #editing #steampunkchat -9:28 PM Nov 2nd, 2012

MarshalGabe When I get stuck I generally force myself to write and come back to it the next day to see what I have. #steampunkchat -9:28 PM Nov 2nd, 2012

SteampunkJulia @wakefieldproof Yes! #steampunkchat -9:27 PM Nov 2nd, 2012

JackBateswrites @wakefieldproof Indeed. #steampunkchat -9:27 PM Nov 2nd, 2012

JackBateswrites @artificer13 Sometimes. Or I save the cut and see if I can work it in later. #steampunkchat -9:27 PM Nov 2nd, 2012

wakefieldproof hello all! Have company coming in a few mins. Are we discussing getting stuff down on paper/writer’s block? #steampunkchat -9:27 PM Nov 2nd, 2012

artificer13 @JackBateswrites But could become the seed of a new work, yes? #AlwaysLookOnTheBrightSideOfLife #steampunkchat -9:26 PM Nov 2nd, 2012

TCSteampunk @MarshalGabe Howdy! #steampunkchat -9:25 PM Nov 2nd, 2012

MarshalGabe Sorry for being late, had to finish up dinner #tritriproast #steampunkchat -9:25 PM Nov 2nd, 2012

artificer13 @MarshalGabe Good evening to you, sir! #steampunkchat -9:24 PM Nov 2nd, 2012

artificer13 @LiaKeyes That would be splendid to meet in person. I could also use a shop assistant. 😉 #BusyMakingStuffToSell #steampunkchat #Teslacon -9:24 PM Nov 2nd, 2012

JackBateswrites Frustrating when something I really like winds up not fitting into plot and so it has to be excised #steampunkchat -9:24 PM Nov 2nd, 2012

SteampunkJulia @MarshalGabe Hello! #steampunkchat -9:23 PM Nov 2nd, 2012

artificer13 @Jenny_Schwartz It is a indeed a pity when the drudgery of daily life interferes with the creative spirit. #steampunkchat -9:22 PM Nov 2nd, 2012

SteampunkJulia @LiaKeyes I hope everyone is okay. We are sure to be here next week too. #steampunkchat -9:22 PM Nov 2nd, 2012

MarshalGabe Late hello all. #steampunkchat -9:22 PM Nov 2nd, 2012

LiaKeyes I had planned to join you all for the first chat in a while tonight, but dog dramas have intervened and I have to play nurse. #steampunkchat -9:22 PM Nov 2nd, 2012

LiaKeyes @artificer13 Awww, I’d MUCH rather go to Teslacon! #steampunkchat -9:21 PM Nov 2nd, 2012

TCSteampunk @artificer13 I find it very disheartening. But I have to just let it happen and usually the first couple pages are jibberish #steampunkchat -9:19 PM Nov 2nd, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz @artificer13 Exactly. And sometimes we’ve beaten the muse to unconsciousness by worrying or other stuff #steampunkchat -9:19 PM Nov 2nd, 2012

SteampunkJulia When all else fails: travel #steampunkchat -9:19 PM Nov 2nd, 2012

artificer13 @Jenny_Schwartz the muse, alas, is somewhat ephemeral? #steampunkchat #CantForceInspiration -9:18 PM Nov 2nd, 2012

TarynKincaid RT @Jenny_Schwartz: Also, be kind to yourself. Sometimes you’re not working at your project for a reason. Deal with that #steampunkchat -9:17 PM Nov 2nd, 2012

VonMalcolm There are writing groups on Twitter that I hook up w/ to get out of a writing slump: #WordMongering #WritingSprint #1K1Hr etc #SteampunkChat -9:17 PM Nov 2nd, 2012

artificer13 @TCSteampunk Do you not find so much “wastage” to be disheartening? I am a terrible personal editor- v. depressing. #steampunkchat -9:17 PM Nov 2nd, 2012

JackBateswrites RT @TCSteampunk: delete 90% of it. #wasteoftime /actually, if it gets you around the block, not so much #steampunkchat -9:16 PM Nov 2nd, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz Also, be kind to yourself. Sometimes you’re not working at your project for a reason. Deal with that #steampunkchat -9:16 PM Nov 2nd, 2012

SteampunkJulia I hate to say it but surfing the internet (to the right sites) can be very inspiring. #steampunkchat -9:16 PM Nov 2nd, 2012

JackBateswrites @SteampunkJulia Reading aloud comes from days as a playwright/screenplay writer #steampunkchat -9:15 PM Nov 2nd, 2012

artificer13 I find much of my inspiration (both #steampunk & for Highland wear) in history, so browsing old accounts is v. inspiring. #steampunkchat -9:15 PM Nov 2nd, 2012

TCSteampunk When I am stuck I will write every little thing that comes to my mind. Then I go through and delete 90% of it. #wasteoftime #steampunkchat -9:14 PM Nov 2nd, 2012

SteampunkJulia @JackBateswrites I like that idea: reading aloud. I only do that when there are distractions… #steampunkchat -9:14 PM Nov 2nd, 2012

SteampunkJulia Read a book, go to a museum, listen to new music. #steampunkchat -9:13 PM Nov 2nd, 2012

JackBateswrites I’ll also put it aside and write something else. #steampunkchat -9:12 PM Nov 2nd, 2012

SteampunkJulia Talking to other creative people helps too. #steampunkchat -9:12 PM Nov 2nd, 2012

artificer13 @TCSteampunk Especially when using a head knife. Very dangerous to fingers when “in the wrong hands”. #steampunkchat -9:12 PM Nov 2nd, 2012

SteampunkJulia I find that going to a library is deeply inspiring. #steampunkchat -9:11 PM Nov 2nd, 2012

JackBateswrites I’ll print and read aloud. Listening for the rhythm of the scene. #steampunkchat -9:11 PM Nov 2nd, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz @SteampunkJulia *nodding* walk or going for a drive helps me, too #steampunkchat -9:11 PM Nov 2nd, 2012

TCSteampunk @artificer13 Yes! If you find you start headbobbing too much you need to turn the tune! #steampunkchat -9:11 PM Nov 2nd, 2012

SteampunkJulia Moving from typing to handwriting to audio voice recorder…or just getting up and taking a walk. Change of pace. #steampunkchat -9:10 PM Nov 2nd, 2012

JackBateswrites @SteampunkJulia I like that. #steampunkchat -9:10 PM Nov 2nd, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz Stepping away from computer & putting pen to paper helps me #steampunkchat -9:10 PM Nov 2nd, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz @TCSteampunk @artificer13 Now you’re talking! #steampunkchat -9:09 PM Nov 2nd, 2012

SteampunkJulia Surrealist say: Sit in an easy chair. Put key in hand. Doze off. When key hits the floor, note thoughts at the edge of sleep #steampunkchat -9:09 PM Nov 2nd, 2012

JackBateswrites I also buy up Moleskine paperback pocket journals I always carry with me, #steampunkchat -9:09 PM Nov 2nd, 2012

TCSteampunk @Jenny_Schwartz @artificer13 Ben & Jerry can be very motivating 😉 #steampunkchat -9:09 PM Nov 2nd, 2012

artificer13 @TCSteampunk Excellent! I find right music 2Ba huge motivator. But must find balance btw “energetic” & “too angry to work” #steampunkchat -9:08 PM Nov 2nd, 2012

JackBateswrites I mull. I’ve crumpled so many sheets of paper I had to come up with a better system. #steampunkchat -9:07 PM Nov 2nd, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz Chocolate’s always helpful 🙂 #steampunkchat -9:07 PM Nov 2nd, 2012

artificer13 @LiaKeyes LOL, Not me! I’m arm deep in leather dye. All I’m doing this month is prepping for #Teslacon. #steampunkchat #NaNoWriMo -9:07 PM Nov 2nd, 2012

TCSteampunk @artificer13 Oh deadlines… I usually end up eating half the fridge… but then I turn up the music that gets me going #steampunkchat -9:06 PM Nov 2nd, 2012

artificer13 @TCSteampunk A change is definitely good way to go, if you can. What can you do if there’s a deadline & no time 4 a change? #steampunkchat -9:03 PM Nov 2nd, 2012

LiaKeyes Who’s doing #NaNoWriMo this month? #steampunkchat -9:03 PM Nov 2nd, 2012

SteampunkJulia RT @artificer13: Join tonite’s #Steampunkchat for “Fighting the Creative Block” getting past mental walls. starting NOW http://t.co/mrcOuq8H -9:02 PM Nov 2nd, 2012

TCSteampunk Good evening! Great topic… Taking a step away & working on something else is how I cope with blocks #steampunkchat -9:01 PM Nov 2nd, 2012

NobleBeastBooks RT @artificer13: Join tonite’s #Steampunkchat for “Fighting the Creative Block” getting past mental walls. starting NOW http://t.co/xxocdD4M -9:01 PM Nov 2nd, 2012

artificer13 Greetings to all. Tonite we talk about creative block and how we get around it. Have you dealt w/this recently? #steampunkchat -9:00 PM Nov 2nd, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz Re-jigged Tweetdeck so I can follow #GCoz and #steampunkchat -8:35 PM Nov 2nd, 2012

drmgrl99dawn RT @artificer13: Join tonite’s #Steampunkchat for “Fighting the Creative Block” -getting past mental walls. 9pmEDT 6pmPDT http://t.co/p7p4vbmB … #steampunk -8:35 PM Nov 2nd, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz RT @artificer13: Join tonite’s #Steampunkchat for “Fighting the Creative Block” -getting past mental walls. 9pmEDT 6pmPDT http://t.co/p7p4vbmB … #steampunk -8:34 PM Nov 2nd, 2012

artificer13 2hrs until #Steampunkchat! Tonite’s topic- “Fighting the Creative Block” -getting past mental walls. http://t.co/p7p4vbmB … … #steampunk -6:48 PM Nov 2nd, 2012

frosty_wolpy I’m ready for tonight’s tweetchat talk! #steampunkchat -4:33 PM Nov 2nd, 2012

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: October 26th 2012: Steampunk Mashups – Mixing Genres and Influences

Smash ‘em together! What goes with Steampunk, what doesn’t work? Tonight we discuss how seemingly disparate elements get mixed into Steampunk, and which ones are successful (or not) and why.

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.

MichelV69 @artificer13 Thanks for hosting! #steampunkchat -10:15 PM Oct 26th, 2012

SteampunkRD RT @oddmonstr: @VonMalcolm @cassiecaine I’m nearly convinced Steampunky B-rewster raises mechanical chickens #steampunkchat -10:15 PM Oct 26th, 2012

oddmonstr @VonMalcolm @cassiecaine I’m nearly convinced Steampunky B-rewster raises mechanical chickens #steampunkchat -10:15 PM Oct 26th, 2012

cassiecaine Until next time! #steampunkchat -10:15 PM Oct 26th, 2012

cassiecaine @vonmalcolm Write it and find out 🙂 #steampunkchat -10:14 PM Oct 26th, 2012

cassiecaine Also time for me to go, though for less productive reasons and more for taquito-related reasons. #steampunkchat -10:14 PM Oct 26th, 2012

artificer13 I think that pretty well wraps things up. Thanks all for coming out to play tonight. #steampunkchat -10:14 PM Oct 26th, 2012

AnexosdelFaro RT @JackBateswrites: For those of us who are writers, stmpnk fairytale anthology anyone? #steampunkchat -10:14 PM Oct 26th, 2012

BoArthur #steampunkchat goodnight, all! -10:14 PM Oct 26th, 2012

JackBateswrites Yeah- gotta shoot out of here myself. #steampunkchat -10:13 PM Oct 26th, 2012

JackBateswrites @cassiecaine 🙂 shameless self promotion is rough #steampunkchat -10:13 PM Oct 26th, 2012

pjschnyder Thanks, all at #steampunkchat. I’ve got to dive back into edits. Got a deadline for shapeshifters fighting zombies. (paranormal romance) -10:12 PM Oct 26th, 2012

VonMalcolm @cassiecaine Is Steampunky ‘Brewster’ some sort of Alchemist’s Apprentice? -or perhaps a Beermeister’s Apprentice? #SteampunkChat -10:12 PM Oct 26th, 2012

SteampunkRD Alright, folks, I’m gonna go eat some Steampunk food out of a Steampunk bowl in my Steampunk house. #steampunkchat -10:11 PM Oct 26th, 2012

JackBateswrites I think stmpnk fairytales is right up there with it. #steampunkchat -10:11 PM Oct 26th, 2012

MichelV69 I can see if my publisher (Avenger Press) would handle the anthology. #steampunkchat -10:11 PM Oct 26th, 2012

cassiecaine This chat is hell on my bank account 😉 RT @JackBateswrites: Contributed to a noir fairytale anthology awhile back. #steampunkchat -10:11 PM Oct 26th, 2012

JackBateswrites @SteampunkJulia Contributed to a noir fairytale anthology awhile back. GRIMM TALES http://t.co/jX5tXYD5 #steampunkchat -10:10 PM Oct 26th, 2012

artificer13 RT @SteampunkJulia: Let’s do it. (the steampunk fairy tale anthology) I can set up a submission/info page. #steampunkchat -10:09 PM Oct 26th, 2012

cassiecaine All hail the next great mashup, Steampunky Brewster! #steampunkchat -10:08 PM Oct 26th, 2012

pjschnyder @SteampunkRD Now I want to cosplay her #steampunkchat -10:07 PM Oct 26th, 2012

JackBateswrites @SteampunkRD Best. Definition. Ever. #steampunkchat -10:07 PM Oct 26th, 2012

SteampunkJulia RT @artificer13: RT @SteampunkRD: I WILL DEFINE STEAMPUNK FOR YOU ONCE AND FOR ALL. IT IS THAT WHICH IS STEAMPUNKY. #steampunkchat -10:07 PM Oct 26th, 2012

VonMalcolm @SteampunkJulia @MasqCrew @pjschnyder Snow White & The Tinkering Gnomes. Mirror on the Wall whose the STEAMIEST of them all. #SteampunkChat -10:07 PM Oct 26th, 2012

pjschnyder RT @SteampunkJulia: Let’s do it. (the steampunk fairy tale anthology) I can set up a submission/info page. #steampunkchat -10:07 PM Oct 26th, 2012

SteampunkRD @pjschnyder Didn’t you know? Steampunky Brewster is the cool new thing. #steampunkchat -10:07 PM Oct 26th, 2012

SteampunkJulia @SteampunkRD I wholeheartedly concur! #steampunkchat -10:07 PM Oct 26th, 2012

JackBateswrites @SteampunkJulia PERFECT! #steampunkchat -10:06 PM Oct 26th, 2012

SteampunkRD RT @pjschnyder: @SteampunkRD LOL. That made me think SteamPUNKY Brewster! #steampunkchat -10:06 PM Oct 26th, 2012

JackBateswrites Calculating anthology logistics…publishers…editing…we need an offchat place to regroup and hammer out details. #steampunkchat -10:06 PM Oct 26th, 2012

cassiecaine @steampunkRD GASP! Are you saying punky steam doesn’t make the cut? *sob* #steampunkchat -10:06 PM Oct 26th, 2012

SteampunkJulia Let’s do it. (the steampunk fairy tale anthology) I can set up a submission/info page. #steampunkchat -10:06 PM Oct 26th, 2012

artificer13 RT @JackBateswrites: For those of us who are writers, stmpnk fairytale anthology anyone? #steampunkchat -10:05 PM Oct 26th, 2012

artificer13 RT @SteampunkRD: I WILL DEFINE STEAMPUNK FOR YOU ONCE AND FOR ALL. IT IS THAT WHICH IS STEAMPUNKY. #steampunkchat -10:05 PM Oct 26th, 2012

pjschnyder @SteampunkRD LOL. That made me think SteamPUNKY Brewster! #steampunkchat -10:05 PM Oct 26th, 2012

SteampunkJulia @MasqCrew Come back next week. #steampunkchat -10:05 PM Oct 26th, 2012

BoArthur RT @cassiecaine: @masqcrew Glad to have had you here 🙂 #steampunkchat -10:05 PM Oct 26th, 2012

pjschnyder @SteampunkJulia Ooh.I’d be interested in one…#steampunkchat -10:05 PM Oct 26th, 2012

MichelV69 Thanks everyone! #steampunkchat -10:05 PM Oct 26th, 2012

SteampunkRD I WILL DEFINE STEAMPUNK FOR YOU ONCE AND FOR ALL. IT IS THAT WHICH IS STEAMPUNKY. #steampunkchat -10:04 PM Oct 26th, 2012

cassiecaine @masqcrew Glad to have had you here 🙂 #steampunkchat -10:04 PM Oct 26th, 2012

SteampunkJulia I’m up for a fairy tale anthology. #steampunkchat -10:04 PM Oct 26th, 2012

MasqCrew An hour is all I can spare. Gotta go get the kids. #steampunkchat -10:04 PM Oct 26th, 2012

BoArthur RT @JackBateswrites: For those of us who are writers, stmpnk fairytale anthology anyone? #steampunkchat -10:04 PM Oct 26th, 2012

artificer13 @MichelV69 The definiton of which is, of course, a constant “issue” among various factions of steampunkery anyway. 😉 #steampunkchat -10:04 PM Oct 26th, 2012

pjschnyder Truth RT @SteampunkJulia: @SteampunkRD FB is still very useful for authors but extremely vexing… #steampunkchat -10:03 PM Oct 26th, 2012

SteampunkJulia @SteampunkRD FB is still very useful for authors but extremely vexing… #steampunkchat -10:03 PM Oct 26th, 2012

pjschnyder @MichelV69 Grats! #steampunkchat -10:03 PM Oct 26th, 2012

MasqCrew RT @JackBateswrites: For those of us who are writers, stmpnk fairytale anthology anyone? #steampunkchat -10:02 PM Oct 26th, 2012

SteampunkJulia MT @pjschnyder: ..my steampunk short A SWAN IN SIAM feat. my fav Thai fairy tale (part of The Ministry of Peculiar.. #steampunkchat -10:02 PM Oct 26th, 2012

MasqCrew @JackBateswrites Early dwarf versions. Bigger versions owned by the Queen. #steampunkchat -10:02 PM Oct 26th, 2012

MichelV69 @artificer13 Well, to me, a lot of “mashup” for Steampunk hinges on how a person defines Steampunk. #steampunkchat -10:01 PM Oct 26th, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz @MichelV69 Congrats! #steampunkchat -10:01 PM Oct 26th, 2012

cassiecaine @michelv69 Congratulations! #steampunkchat -10:01 PM Oct 26th, 2012

SteampunkJulia I love the idea of any steampunk fairy tale RT @MasqCrew: @pjschnyder I think any fairy tale could work, right? #steampunkchat -10:01 PM Oct 26th, 2012

pjschnyder Anything can work, it’s how you work it w #steampunk 😉 RT @MasqCrew: @pjschnyder I think any fairy tale could work, right? #steampunkchat -10:01 PM Oct 26th, 2012

MasqCrew @SteampunkRD You don’t want this to blow up in our face, do you? #steampunkchat -10:01 PM Oct 26th, 2012

SteampunkJulia MT @VonMalcolm: I wrote Fantasy wrapped in Sci-Fi injected w/Steampunk: it..passed being a Mash-Up straight into a Mishmash. #steampunkchat -10:01 PM Oct 26th, 2012

cassiecaine @steampunkrd That sounds infinitely more useful, but less tasty :3 #steampunkchat -10:01 PM Oct 26th, 2012

JackBateswrites @MichelV69 Huzzah! #steampunkchat -10:01 PM Oct 26th, 2012

pjschnyder Shameless plug: my steampunk short A SWAN IN SIAM feat. my fav Thai fairy tale (part of The Ministry of Peculiar Occurences) #steampunkchat -10:01 PM Oct 26th, 2012

MasqCrew @pjschnyder I think any fairy tale could work, right? #steampunkchat -10:00 PM Oct 26th, 2012

SteampunkRD What we should actually talk about is Steampunk community building, and how to get people to click away from Facebook. #steampunkchat -10:00 PM Oct 26th, 2012

MichelV69 btw, all, my second #steampunk book was officially released today … just waiting for it to become “visible” on Amazon. #steampunkchat -10:00 PM Oct 26th, 2012

SteampunkJulia @SteampunkRD You have to pay to let your fans have access to your feed. It’s silly. #steampunkchat -10:00 PM Oct 26th, 2012

artificer13 RT @MasqCrew: http://t.co/fgcuhEb5 — The Masquerade Crew #steampunkchat -10:00 PM Oct 26th, 2012

JackBateswrites For those of us who are writers, stmpnk fairytale anthology anyone? #steampunkchat -10:00 PM Oct 26th, 2012

artificer13 Any closing thought as we wrap up tonite? #steampunkchat -10:00 PM Oct 26th, 2012

cassiecaine @pjschnyder The house could be made of @thegeo ‘s steampunk cake :3 #steampunkchat -10:00 PM Oct 26th, 2012

VonMalcolm I wrote a ‘Fantasy wrapped in Sci-Fi injected with Steampunk’: it went passed being a Mash-Up straight into being a Mishmash. #SteampunkChat -10:00 PM Oct 26th, 2012

MasqCrew http://t.co/KCZi96Ip — The Masquerade Crew #steampunkchat -9:59 PM Oct 26th, 2012

SteampunkJulia RT @VonMalcolm: Here is a collection of short Retro Sci-Fi/Steampunk videos (Scroll Down): http://t.co/BrPL9TNY #LongishLoad #steampunkchat -9:59 PM Oct 26th, 2012

SteampunkRD RT @JackBateswrites: #stmpnkfairytales Snow White. The Seven Dwarves as automatons #steampunkchat -9:59 PM Oct 26th, 2012

pjschnyder .@MasqCrew They’d be good. How about steampunk Hanzel and Gretel? @artificer13 #steampunkchat -9:59 PM Oct 26th, 2012

MasqCrew @SteampunkRD @artificer13 That just means we need to talk a lot more. #steampunkchat -9:58 PM Oct 26th, 2012

SteampunkRD We should talk about how awful Facebook is. =( #steampunkchat -9:58 PM Oct 26th, 2012

artificer13 RT @VonMalcolm: Here is a collection of short Retro Sci-Fi/Steampunk videos (Scroll Down): http://t.co/lezb0Eef #LongishLoad #SteampunkChat -9:58 PM Oct 26th, 2012

artificer13 @SteampunkRD LOL! My tailored trends are really frightening. #steampunkchat -9:58 PM Oct 26th, 2012

SteampunkJulia @SteampunkRD I just checked it out. Love the Steampunk Jack-o-lanterns: http://t.co/09e9R2pD #steampunkchat -9:58 PM Oct 26th, 2012

pjschnyder @JackBateswrites Love that concept. #steampunkchat -9:58 PM Oct 26th, 2012

MasqCrew @thegeo @cassiecaine With extra crunch! #steampunkchat -9:58 PM Oct 26th, 2012

JackBateswrites #stmpnkfairytales Snow White. The Seven Dwarves as automatons #steampunkchat -9:58 PM Oct 26th, 2012

cassiecaine @thegeo Aww, how sweet! *bites* Ah, my daily allotment of iron… #steampunkchat -9:57 PM Oct 26th, 2012

artificer13 @MasqCrew Can you post a link to your blog? #steampunkchat -9:57 PM Oct 26th, 2012

VonMalcolm Here is a collection of short Retro Sci-Fi/Steampunk videos (Scroll Down): http://t.co/lezb0Eef #LongishLoad #SteampunkChat -9:57 PM Oct 26th, 2012

MasqCrew @pjschnyder @artificer13 Steampunk Cinderlla? #steampunkchat Or Sleeping Beauty? -9:57 PM Oct 26th, 2012

JackBateswrites @SteampunkJulia: Watch for @SteamPatriots on @Kickstarter soon! Our preview video releases tomorrow! http://t.co/TRs5y0sI #steampunkchat -9:56 PM Oct 26th, 2012

SteampunkRD @artificer13 Oh, it was a tailored trend and I didn’t realize it. =( #steampunkchat -9:56 PM Oct 26th, 2012

pjschnyder @MasqCrew several of us are pubb’d authors 😉 but remember crafts-people, artisans and musicians too @artificer13 #steampunkchat -9:56 PM Oct 26th, 2012

thegeo @cassiecaine I baked you a cake with gears in it… #steampunkchat -9:56 PM Oct 26th, 2012

RichardEPreston @pjschnyder @cassiecaine @artificer13 Steampunk bartender woulda worked good in The Shining lol #steampunkchat -9:56 PM Oct 26th, 2012

MasqCrew RT @BoArthur: It’s about time #steampunkchat trended! -9:56 PM Oct 26th, 2012

MasqCrew RT @SteampunkRD: My shameless self-promotion is to visit the site and post things! Please! =D http://t.co/RGyRis8H #steampunkchat -9:56 PM Oct 26th, 2012

SteampunkJulia Watch for @SteamPatriots on @Kickstarter soon! Our preview video releases tomorrow! http://t.co/29fSiSbr #steampunkchat -9:56 PM Oct 26th, 2012

artificer13 @cassiecaine we’ve done food in the past, but it may be time again! #steampunkchat -9:56 PM Oct 26th, 2012

MasqCrew @artificer13 I’d be happy to spread word about these chats via my blog, perhaps list books by participating authors. #steampunkchat -9:55 PM Oct 26th, 2012

artificer13 RT @cassiecaine: @artificer13 Steampunk food: Can it be a thing? (Maybe I should make some dinner…) #steampunkchat -9:55 PM Oct 26th, 2012

JackBateswrites SSP: MG cowpunk: COLT BUCHANAN and the WEATHER WALKERS http://t.co/bhDBDTS9 #steampunkchat -9:55 PM Oct 26th, 2012

artificer13 RT @SteampunkRD: My shameless self-promotion is to visit the site and post things! Please! =D http://t.co/RGyRis8H #steampunkchat -9:55 PM Oct 26th, 2012

artificer13 @SteampunkRD is that tailored trends or a particular region? It’s not showing up for me. #steampunkchat -9:55 PM Oct 26th, 2012

pjschnyder 1 of my stories has a steampunk automated bartender RT @cassiecaine: @artificer13 Steampunk food: Can it be a thing? #steampunkchat -9:55 PM Oct 26th, 2012

RichardEPreston @MasqCrew lol not yet Book 1 comes out June 4, 2013 lol #steampunkchat -9:55 PM Oct 26th, 2012

artificer13 @JackBateswrites I have 5 different windows up for this, 1 is ALWAYS tweetchat #steampunkchat -9:54 PM Oct 26th, 2012

SteampunkRD My shameless self-promotion is to visit the site and post things! Please! =D http://t.co/RGyRis8H #steampunkchat -9:54 PM Oct 26th, 2012

MasqCrew RT @SteampunkRD: Hey, #steampunkchat is trending! =D -9:54 PM Oct 26th, 2012

cassiecaine @jackbateswrites I use it. #steampunkchat -9:54 PM Oct 26th, 2012

BoArthur It’s about time #steampunkchat trended! -9:54 PM Oct 26th, 2012

pjschnyder Steampunk fairy tales, anyone? RT @artificer13: Does anyone have any shameless self promotion or future topic suggestions? #steampunkchat -9:54 PM Oct 26th, 2012

cassiecaine @artificer13 Steampunk food: Can it be a thing? (Maybe I should make some dinner…) #steampunkchat -9:54 PM Oct 26th, 2012

VonMalcolm A Steampunk Gwar or Spinal Tap. #SteampunkChat #MetalAndSteam -9:54 PM Oct 26th, 2012

RichardEPreston @artificer13 It has been a great chat tonight thanks all and thanks Artificer de host – raises drained mummy martini #steampunkchat -9:54 PM Oct 26th, 2012

MasqCrew RT @artificer13: Does anyone have any shameless self promotion or future topic suggestions? #steampunkchat -9:54 PM Oct 26th, 2012

MasqCrew RT @SteampunkJulia: @artificer13 I didn’t know there was a site for transcripts! You learn something new every day. #steampunkchat -9:54 PM Oct 26th, 2012

pjschnyder Huzzah! RT @SteampunkRD: Hey, #steampunkchat is trending! =D -9:53 PM Oct 26th, 2012

JackBateswrites Anyone else use tweetchat for these discussions? #steampunkchat -9:53 PM Oct 26th, 2012

MasqCrew @RichardEPreston Guessing it hasn’t been published yet … either that or I can’t find it on Amazon. #steampunkchat -9:53 PM Oct 26th, 2012

SteampunkRD Hey, #steampunkchat is trending! =D -9:53 PM Oct 26th, 2012

SteampunkJulia @artificer13 I didn’t know there was a site for transcripts! You learn something new every day. #steampunkchat -9:53 PM Oct 26th, 2012

artificer13 Does anyone have any shameless self promotion or future topic suggestions? #steampunkchat -9:52 PM Oct 26th, 2012

SteampunkJulia RT @artificer13: @MasqCrew Every Fri same time. site for transcripts is http://t.co/KaWawN4C #steampunkchat #steampunkchat -9:52 PM Oct 26th, 2012

JackBateswrites @oddmonstr All right. Let me shop it around. #steampunkchat -9:51 PM Oct 26th, 2012

artificer13 @SteampunkRD Me too. Miss his maniacal sense of fun. #DrSteel @JackBateswrites #steampunkchat -9:51 PM Oct 26th, 2012

RichardEPreston @MasqCrew They have been great so far thanks #steampunkchat -9:51 PM Oct 26th, 2012

oddmonstr @JackBateswrites I would read the hell out of that plus demand a hidden object game version #steampunkchat -9:50 PM Oct 26th, 2012

SteampunkRD @artificer13 @JackBateswrites I was sad when Dr. Steel quit. =( #steampunkchat -9:50 PM Oct 26th, 2012

RichardEPreston @JackBateswrites @SteampunkRD I second that emotion! #steampunkchat -9:50 PM Oct 26th, 2012

artificer13 @MasqCrew Every Fri same time. site for transcripts is http://t.co/gXltJc1F #steampunkchat #steampunkchat -9:50 PM Oct 26th, 2012

MasqCrew @RichardEPreston Congrats. Hope Amazon is treating you well. #steampunkchat -9:50 PM Oct 26th, 2012

pjschnyder What he said -> RT @SteampunkRD: @MasqCrew They’re every Friday at 9 pm EST. #steampunkchat -9:49 PM Oct 26th, 2012

oddmonstr +1 RT @SteampunkJulia <— Bea Arthur fan #steampunkchat -9:49 PM Oct 26th, 2012 cassiecaine @masqcrew Every Friday night at 9 PM EST. I believe the chat archives go up somewhere as well. #steampunkchat -9:49 PM Oct 26th, 2012 SteampunkRD @MasqCrew They’re every Friday at 9 pm EST. #steampunkchat -9:49 PM Oct 26th, 2012 pjschnyder Would love #steampunk Phantom RT @VonMalcolm: A Steampunk ‘Phantom Of The Opera’ or a Steampunk ‘Abbott And Costello’ #SteampunkChat -9:49 PM Oct 26th, 2012 SteampunkJulia RT @Lpate1: looking for anyone who would be interested in a steampunk photo shoot…have photographer, hair, make-up. Denver #steampunkchat -9:49 PM Oct 26th, 2012 artificer13 @JackBateswrites That sounds like a Dr. Steel Song. <3 that guy. #steampunkchat #steampunkchat -9:49 PM Oct 26th, 2012 RichardEPreston @MasqCrew The first two books sold to 47North (Amazon’s sci-fi Imprint) they have dibs on more if choose to continue series. #steampunkchat -9:49 PM Oct 26th, 2012 MasqCrew Is there an organized schedule for these chats? A website or blog? #steampunkchat -9:48 PM Oct 26th, 2012 JackBateswrites @SteampunkRD I believe the only good thing about #beastmaster was #tonyaRoberts #steampunkchat -9:48 PM Oct 26th, 2012 VonMalcolm A Steampunk ‘Phantom Of The Opera’ or a Steampunk ‘Abbott And Costello’ #HalloweenSteam #SteampunkChat -9:48 PM Oct 26th, 2012 BoArthur RT @Lpate1: #steampunkchat I am looking for anyone who would be interested in a steampunk photo shoot. I have photographer, hair, make-up. In Denver -9:48 PM Oct 26th, 2012 JackBateswrites Coming soon: In a city known for industry, an abandoned factory reveals a nightmare of antiques toys. WIND UPS #steampunkchat -9:48 PM Oct 26th, 2012 SteampunkJulia <— Bea Arthur fan #steampunkchat -9:47 PM Oct 26th, 2012 pjschnyder .@oddmonstr Biomechanical ferrets with a steampunk Beastmaster. Loved the ferrets. @JackBateswrites #steampunkchat -9:47 PM Oct 26th, 2012 cassiecaine Now someone steampunk that. RT @SteampunkRD: Sheer terror: Bea Arthur in a negligee. #steampunkchat -9:47 PM Oct 26th, 2012 SteampunkRD @oddmonstr @JackBateswrites I’d watch Steampunk Beastmaster. #steampunkchat -9:47 PM Oct 26th, 2012 Lpate1 #steampunkchat I am looking for anyone who would be interested in a steampunk photo shoot. I have photographer, hair, make-up. In Denver -9:47 PM Oct 26th, 2012 RichardEPreston @SteampunkJulia Sure but it will be a while before its published, even if I am lucky lol #steampunkchat -9:47 PM Oct 26th, 2012 SteampunkRD Sheer terror: Bea Arthur in a negligee. #steampunkchat -9:46 PM Oct 26th, 2012 MasqCrew @SteampunkRD Mashups … #steampunkchat -9:46 PM Oct 26th, 2012 oddmonstr @JackBateswrites For some reason that made me automatically think Steampunk Beastmaster, which is SO WRONG. #steampunkchat -9:46 PM Oct 26th, 2012 SteampunkJulia @oddmonstr I have a list of about 60 I can send you if you DM me. #steampunkchat -9:46 PM Oct 26th, 2012 MasqCrew @RichardEPreston You could always Indie/Self Pub it. #steampunkchat -9:46 PM Oct 26th, 2012 cassiecaine @steampunkRD Terror. Sheer terror. #steampunkchat -9:45 PM Oct 26th, 2012 pjschnyder Gah. You got me with that one. *shudder* Little clockwork dolls…RT @JackBateswrites: @oddmonstr stmpnk puppet master? #steampunkchat -9:45 PM Oct 26th, 2012 SteampunkJulia @SteampunkRD Mashups #steampunkchat -9:45 PM Oct 26th, 2012 oddmonstr @SteampunkJulia What’s an industrial gears/iron sound? Any bands you can point us to? #steampunkchat -9:45 PM Oct 26th, 2012 RichardEPreston @SteampunkRD @SteampunkJulia Yup u just described the end of Book 2 – fingers crossed lol. #steampunkchat -9:45 PM Oct 26th, 2012 SteampunkRD So what are we talking about tonight, anyway? #steampunkchat -9:45 PM Oct 26th, 2012 MasqCrew That explains how the ancient Egyptians built the pyramids. #steampunkchat -9:45 PM Oct 26th, 2012 BoArthur RT @MasqCrew: Having lots of fun with #steampunkchat … you should come in too. -9:44 PM Oct 26th, 2012 RichardEPreston @cassiecaine STEAMPUNK CHUCKIE!!! #steampunkchat -9:44 PM Oct 26th, 2012 JackBateswrites @oddmonstr stmpnk puppet master? #steampunkchat -9:44 PM Oct 26th, 2012 SteampunkJulia @RichardEPreston Be sure to send it to us at Noble Beast Books! I like the idea of it. http://t.co/g01TfcbH #steampunkchat -9:44 PM Oct 26th, 2012 SteampunkRD @RichardEPreston @SteampunkJulia Just give ‘em a massive cliffhanger and hope for the best lol #steampunkchat -9:44 PM Oct 26th, 2012 MasqCrew Having lots of fun with #steampunkchat … you should come in too. -9:43 PM Oct 26th, 2012 JackBateswrites @SteampunkJulia Reminds me of the opening to Les Mis #steampunkchat -9:43 PM Oct 26th, 2012 cassiecaine If I have nightmares tonight about homicidal clockwork dolls, I’m blaming y’all :p #steampunkchat -9:43 PM Oct 26th, 2012 SteampunkJulia RT @TheHeatherLeigh: #steampunkchat Wait… let me get out my 1800s dialect and my brass flying machine. Okay, ready. #steampunkchat -9:43 PM Oct 26th, 2012 oddmonstr @cassiecaine @JackBateswrites But effective. Steam-powered evil dolls would be possibly the scariest Halloween monster ever #steampunkchat -9:43 PM Oct 26th, 2012 RichardEPreston @SteampunkJulia I wish lol I only have a 2 book deal so I have to pray the book 3 gets pubbed lol #steampunkchat -9:43 PM Oct 26th, 2012 JackBateswrites RT @RichardEPreston: Jack the Ripper: YES! #steampunkchat -9:43 PM Oct 26th, 2012 SteampunkJulia @thegeo There is some steampunk music that has that industrial gears/iron sound, but much of it is the look of it. #steampunkchat -9:43 PM Oct 26th, 2012 MasqCrew RT @cassiecaine: @jackbateswrites SP Chuckie sounds horrifying! 🙂 #steampunkchat -9:42 PM Oct 26th, 2012 JackBateswrites RT @cassiecaine: SP Chuckie sounds horrifying! 🙂 (I imagine he’d make a lot of clanking as he hobbled about) #steampunkchat -9:42 PM Oct 26th, 2012 TheHeatherLeigh #steampunkchat Wait… let me get out my 1800′s dialect and my brass flying machine. Okay, ready. -9:42 PM Oct 26th, 2012 RichardEPreston @VonMalcolm @SteampunkJulia Steampunk Jack the Ripper #steampunkchat -9:42 PM Oct 26th, 2012 SteampunkJulia @RichardEPreston That sounds great! I love the thought of Steampunk Atlantis. Will it be a film as well? #steampunkchat -9:41 PM Oct 26th, 2012 artificer13 @SteampunkJulia Thank you! #KillItWithFire #SteampunkAnnie #steampunkchat -9:41 PM Oct 26th, 2012 cassiecaine @jackbateswrites SP Chuckie sounds horrifying! 🙂 #steampunkchat -9:41 PM Oct 26th, 2012 MasqCrew RT @SteampunkJulia: @artificer13 Okay we will all boycott steampunk Annie then… #steampunkchat -9:41 PM Oct 26th, 2012 VonMalcolm @SteampunkJulia A Steampunk Elvira? #SteampunkChat -9:41 PM Oct 26th, 2012 artificer13 RT @RichardEPreston: @artificer13 @SteampunkJulia the third book in my series takes place in a steampunk Atlantis lol #steampunkchat -9:41 PM Oct 26th, 2012 MasqCrew @SteampunkJulia Cut off from the rest of the world, they advanced on a different path. The entire hemisphere. #steampunkchat -9:40 PM Oct 26th, 2012 SteampunkJulia @JackBateswrites As if they are not scary enough with out a little help from steam tech #steampunkchat -9:40 PM Oct 26th, 2012 cassiecaine @thegeo @steampunkjulia Wouldn’t be the first musical style defined primarily by sight – Visual Kei comes to mind. #steampunkchat -9:40 PM Oct 26th, 2012 JackBateswrites RT @BoArthur: @JackBateswrites Annie as an Automaton? YES! C3PO in drag! #steampunkchat -9:40 PM Oct 26th, 2012 JackBateswrites @RichardEPreston Absolutely. #steampunkchat -9:40 PM Oct 26th, 2012 SteampunkJulia @artificer13 Okay we will all boycott steampunk Annie then… #steampunkchat -9:40 PM Oct 26th, 2012 RichardEPreston @artificer13 @SteampunkJulia the third book in my series takes place in a steampunk Atlantis lol #steampunkchat -9:40 PM Oct 26th, 2012 MasqCrew @JackBateswrites The origin of the Borg in ancient times. #steampunkchat -9:40 PM Oct 26th, 2012 JackBateswrites @SteampunkJulia stmpnk jason? michael meyers? chuckie? #steampunkchat -9:39 PM Oct 26th, 2012 WriterJimDenney RT @artificer13: @SteampunkJulia Steampunk Atlantis. Exodus from the sinking city via airship and submarine <3 #steampunkchat -9:39 PM Oct 26th, 2012 artificer13 @thegeo +1. #steampunkchat -9:39 PM Oct 26th, 2012 MasqCrew RT @artificer13: @SteampunkJulia Steampunk Atlantis. Exodus from the sinking city via airship and submarine <3 #steampunkchat -9:39 PM Oct 26th, 2012 SteampunkJulia @MasqCrew Interesting idea. What about Steampunk Mesopotamia, Aztecs, Incas, Mayans, other early advanced societies… #steampunkchat -9:39 PM Oct 26th, 2012 thegeo @SteampunkJulia That means more of “They put gears on it” than it’s a real genre if I have to see it, not hear it 😛 #steampunkchat -9:39 PM Oct 26th, 2012 RichardEPreston @SteampunkJulia The opening of the London Olympics had quite an unintentional steampunk/ musical element to it …#steampunkchat -9:39 PM Oct 26th, 2012 artificer13 @JackBateswrites No. 😛 When I was a kid my sisters watched that blasted thing endlessly. No #steampunk Annie. LOL. #steampunkchat -9:38 PM Oct 26th, 2012 BoArthur @JackBateswrites Annie as an Automaton? #steampunkchat -9:38 PM Oct 26th, 2012 JackBateswrites Have to admit: When Picard becomes Borg- it is borderline stmnpk #startrektng #steampunkchat -9:38 PM Oct 26th, 2012 SteampunkJulia @thegeo You know it when you see it. #Steampunkmusic (more than when you hear it.) #steampunkchat -9:38 PM Oct 26th, 2012 MasqCrew @SteampunkJulia If it hadn’t been for warring factions, that sort of tech could have happened back then. #steampunkchat -9:37 PM Oct 26th, 2012 artificer13 @SteampunkJulia Steampunk Atlantis. Exodus from the sinking city via airship and submarine <3 #steampunkchat -9:37 PM Oct 26th, 2012 SteampunkJulia We’ve seen steampunk zombies, vampires, etc. Any more Halloween themed steampunk we’d like to see? #steampunkchat -9:37 PM Oct 26th, 2012 JackBateswrites @artificer13 Stmpnk #Annie #steampunkchat -9:37 PM Oct 26th, 2012 thegeo @artificer13 Steampunk has no real “music” style already. It’s whatever someone calls steampunk. #steampunkchat -9:37 PM Oct 26th, 2012 SteampunkJulia @SteampunkJulia Steampunk ancient Greece or Rome? #steampunkchat -9:36 PM Oct 26th, 2012 artificer13 What about Musical #Steampunk mashups? Swing, world, industrial? #steampunkchat -9:36 PM Oct 26th, 2012 RichardEPreston @artificer13 with a mummy martini in hand, wot? #steampunkchat -9:36 PM Oct 26th, 2012 MasqCrew RT @SteampunkJulia: Shakespeare is often steampunked these days… #steampunkchat -9:36 PM Oct 26th, 2012 SteampunkJulia Shakespeare is often steampunked these days… #steampunkchat -9:35 PM Oct 26th, 2012 MasqCrew @JackBateswrites @cassiecaine Steampunk Planet of the Apes? #steampunkchat -9:35 PM Oct 26th, 2012 artificer13 @oddmonstr Since the Vic. era was one of great exploration (and empire building across the globe) I’d say probably not. #steampunkchat -9:35 PM Oct 26th, 2012 JackBateswrites @cassiecaine Imagine a world where apes have the power of steam…(Sounds like an old Hammer film tagline.) #steampunkchat -9:34 PM Oct 26th, 2012 MasqCrew @JackBateswrites I could definitely go for that. #steampunkchat -9:34 PM Oct 26th, 2012 MasqCrew @cassiecaine @JackBateswrites Tarzan doesn’t need to have the tech but Jane … yes. #steampunkchat -9:34 PM Oct 26th, 2012 oddmonstr #steampunkchat Is it a mashup if a story gets moved in time (away from Victorian age) but not a mashup based on location? (Desert, glacier) -9:33 PM Oct 26th, 2012 BoArthur @JackBateswrites it sounds great, but the treatment has to be right, or the story won’t work. #steampunkchat -9:33 PM Oct 26th, 2012 artificer13 I want a Steampunk Oscar Wilde. Witty, Urbane, equipped w/a steam-powered gauntlet to crush t/crushing bores & unfashionable #steampunkchat -9:33 PM Oct 26th, 2012 SteampunkJulia @RichardEPreston Anything is possible in Steampunk and you can always make it Dieselpunk if preferred.. #steampunkchat -9:33 PM Oct 26th, 2012 JackBateswrites #mashup Stmpnk Robin Hood #steampunkchat -9:33 PM Oct 26th, 2012 MasqCrew A steampunk universe … then the 23rd or 24th century Star Trek. #steampunkchat -9:33 PM Oct 26th, 2012 MichelV69 Keep in mind that steam power is 100% “normal” to the Victorian period. So steampunk is not by steam power alone. #steampunkchat -9:33 PM Oct 26th, 2012 cassiecaine @jackbateswrites Wouldn’t adding tech of any kind sort of miss the point of Tarzan? #steampunkchat -9:32 PM Oct 26th, 2012 JackBateswrites #mashup Stmpnk Tarzan? #steampunkchat -9:31 PM Oct 26th, 2012 BoArthur @SteampunkJulia OOOH. Steampunk Gatsby–that’d be awesome! #steampunkchat -9:31 PM Oct 26th, 2012 RichardEPreston @SteampunkJulia The world must be steampunk by necessity, no? Otherwise the technology/industrial ethos does not fit SP??? #steampunkchat -9:31 PM Oct 26th, 2012 MasqCrew Steampunk Doctor Who! #steampunkchat -9:31 PM Oct 26th, 2012 JackBateswrites @SteampunkJulia Stmpnk Gatsby—BRILLIANT! #steampunkchat -9:31 PM Oct 26th, 2012 SteampunkJulia Steampunk Alice in Wonderland, Steampunk Elvis, Steampunk Gatsby… #steampunkchat -9:30 PM Oct 26th, 2012 JackBateswrites Geek Alert: Role playing #Everquest has an entire land called Steamfont Mountains that is all stmpnk #steampunkchat -9:30 PM Oct 26th, 2012 SteampunkJulia RT @BoArthur: .@cassiecaine if it doesnt add to the story, steam doesnt make steampunk. #steampunkchat -9:28 PM Oct 26th, 2012 JackBateswrites RT @Jenny_Schwartz: if it doesnt add to the story, steam doesnt make steampunk. (I would agree.) #steampunkchat -9:28 PM Oct 26th, 2012 pjschnyder Agreed RT @BoArthur: .@cassiecaine if it doesn’t add to the story, steam doesn’t make #steampunk. #steampunkchat -9:28 PM Oct 26th, 2012 artificer13 @JackBateswrites Sorry- Not a Mashup b/c they’re in the same era that #SP is normally set in. #steampunkchat -9:28 PM Oct 26th, 2012 cassiecaine @boarthur That’s my general feeling, as well. #steampunkchat -9:27 PM Oct 26th, 2012 JackBateswrites @artificer13 Laptop is lagging. Exactly what? #steampunkchat -9:27 PM Oct 26th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz RT @BoArthur: .@cassiecaine if it doesn’t add to the story, steam doesn’t make steampunk. #steampunkchat -9:27 PM Oct 26th, 2012 SteampunkJulia RT @BoArthur: .@cassiecaine if it doesnt add to the story, steam doesnt make steampunk. #steampunkchat -9:28 PM Oct 26th, 2012 JackBateswrites RT @Jenny_Schwartz: if it doesnt add to the story, steam doesnt make steampunk. (I would agree.) #steampunkchat -9:28 PM Oct 26th, 2012 pjschnyder Agreed RT @BoArthur: .@cassiecaine if it doesn’t add to the story, steam doesn’t make #steampunk. #steampunkchat -9:28 PM Oct 26th, 2012 artificer13 @JackBateswrites Sorry- Not a Mashup b/c they’re in the same era that #SP is normally set in. #steampunkchat -9:28 PM Oct 26th, 2012 cassiecaine @boarthur That’s my general feeling, as well. #steampunkchat -9:27 PM Oct 26th, 2012 JackBateswrites @artificer13 Laptop is lagging. Exactly what? #steampunkchat -9:27 PM Oct 26th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz RT @BoArthur: .@cassiecaine if it doesn’t add to the story, steam doesn’t make steampunk. #steampunkchat -9:27 PM Oct 26th, 2012 SteampunkJulia @cassiecaine In our case I fully believe it does enhance the story. It ups the adventure & tech while keeping it Holmesian #steampunkchat -9:27 PM Oct 26th, 2012 pjschnyder .@cassiecaine It’s not just about steam or gadgetry, aesthetic and Victorian issues of the time add to it. @steampunkjulia #steampunkchat -9:27 PM Oct 26th, 2012 ShaiUnfiltered RT @BoArthur: .@cassiecaine if it doesn’t add to the story, steam doesn’t make steampunk. #steampunkchat -9:26 PM Oct 26th, 2012 JackBateswrites RT @SteampunkJulia: @cassiecaine The 2nd book of the @SteamHolmes series will be a Frankenstein story: more mashup there. #steampunkchat -9:26 PM Oct 26th, 2012 BoArthur .@cassiecaine if it doesn’t add to the story, steam doesn’t make steampunk. #steampunkchat -9:26 PM Oct 26th, 2012 cassiecaine @steampunkjulia I will check it out, then; thank you 🙂 #steampunkchat -9:26 PM Oct 26th, 2012 MasqCrew @BoArthur I wouldn’t generally consider them to be fanfic since you’re altering the world, so mashup works for me. #steampunkchat -9:26 PM Oct 26th, 2012 artificer13 @JackBateswrites Exactly! #steampunkchat -9:26 PM Oct 26th, 2012 SteampunkJulia @cassiecaine The 2nd book of the @SteamHolmes series will be a Frankenstein story: more mashup there. #steampunkchat -9:25 PM Oct 26th, 2012 JackBateswrites #mashup stmpnk Mary Poppins #steampunkchat -9:25 PM Oct 26th, 2012 cassiecaine @steampunkjulia Does it add anything to the story, or is steam for the sake of steam? (honest question, not familiar with it) #steampunkchat -9:25 PM Oct 26th, 2012 SteampunkJulia @MasqCrew You should use the facetious font (: #steampunkchat -9:25 PM Oct 26th, 2012 VonMarmalade @cassiecaine Steampunk mix things from present and victorian/edwardian #SteampunkChat -9:24 PM Oct 26th, 2012 JackBateswrites #mashup stmpnk Prohibition Era #steampunkchat -9:24 PM Oct 26th, 2012 SteampunkJulia @cassiecaine Also, @SteamHolmes is a true mashup anyway in that it mixes Captian Nemo and other classic fiction within #steampunkchat -9:24 PM Oct 26th, 2012 BoArthur @SteampunkJulia I would say that Holmes or Dickens would be a mashup. It’s my opinion, any way. #steampunkchat -9:24 PM Oct 26th, 2012 MasqCrew @SteampunkJulia I was being facetious. 😉 #steampunkchat -9:24 PM Oct 26th, 2012 SteampunkJulia @cassiecaine Steampunk Holmes has a Watson with a bionic steam powered arm and other steampunk machines, devices, weapons #steampunkchat -9:24 PM Oct 26th, 2012 JackBateswrites @SteampunkJulia I don’t see them as mashups b/c they are set in that era. #steampunkchat -9:23 PM Oct 26th, 2012 SteampunkJulia I love brainstorming steampunk mashups? Any ideas of what you would like to see? #steampunkchat -9:23 PM Oct 26th, 2012 cassiecaine @steampunkjulia I’ve never been entirely clear on what the difference between SP Holmes & classic Holmes is. #steampunkchat -9:23 PM Oct 26th, 2012 SteampunkJulia I always get bogged down with definitions: let’s just say a mashup is anything we want to stir up with steampunk.. #steampunkchat -9:22 PM Oct 26th, 2012 JackBateswrites checking in all! catching up with dvr after 2 days of #worldseries #steampunkchat -9:22 PM Oct 26th, 2012 cassiecaine @vonmalcolm Though I think SP Predator would read an awful lot like “The Most Dangerous Game”. #steampunkchat -9:22 PM Oct 26th, 2012 SteampunkJulia @artificer13 So is a Steampunk Sherlock Holmes or a Steampunk Charles Dickens not a mashup? #steampunkchat -9:21 PM Oct 26th, 2012 cassiecaine @artificer13 But they wouldn’t be particularly different things, either. They’d just be aspects of the world. #steampunkchat -9:21 PM Oct 26th, 2012 SteampunkJulia @MasqCrew You mean the historical world with our world? #steampunkchat -9:21 PM Oct 26th, 2012 pjschnyder .@MasqCrew but there is definition to what makes a story romance as opposed to a story w romantic elements even in steampunk #steampunkchat -9:21 PM Oct 26th, 2012 cassiecaine @vonmalcolm SP Rambo might actually work really well, given the political point of the movie. >.> #steampunkchat -9:21 PM Oct 26th, 2012

artificer13 @thegeo Fair enough, maybe it’s me, but I see #Steampunk-ing something as different than continuing a story line. #fanfic #steampunkchat -9:20 PM Oct 26th, 2012

SteampunkJulia @MasqCrew Exactly! In fact you don’t have to announce they are coming, you can hear the rumble from miles away… #steampunkchat -9:20 PM Oct 26th, 2012

artificer13 @cassiecaine if #steampunk primarily exists in Victorian era, then other things that happen @same time wouldn’t be a mashup #steampunkchat -9:19 PM Oct 26th, 2012

MasqCrew @SteampunkJulia Linked with ours some way or completely separate? #steampunkchat -9:19 PM Oct 26th, 2012

jolantru Wuxia and steampunk. #steampunkchat -9:19 PM Oct 26th, 2012

MichelV69 @VonMarmalade Welcome! #steampunkchat -9:19 PM Oct 26th, 2012

VonMalcolm A Steampunk Total Recall, Terminator, or Predator… #PickAnArnoldClassic. #SteampunkChat. A Steampunk Rambo anyone? -9:19 PM Oct 26th, 2012

SteampunkJulia RT @artificer13: @cassiecaine Id have to disagree. Facfic continues an existing story. Mashup totally reboots the characters #steampunkchat -9:19 PM Oct 26th, 2012

MasqCrew @pjschnyder Romance is just part of the human condition. #steampunkchat -9:19 PM Oct 26th, 2012

VonMarmalade By the way, hello everybody~ Just arriving over here #SteampunkChat -9:18 PM Oct 26th, 2012

thegeo @artificer13 Rather it “reboots” something or continues it, it isn’t your character/story/etc. Fan-produced fiction. #steampunkchat -9:18 PM Oct 26th, 2012

pjschnyder .@MasqCrew Very often, there are romantic elements in every genre. So it’s not surprising it blends well with steampunk. #steampunkchat -9:18 PM Oct 26th, 2012

SteampunkJulia I can see mixing two genres from the same era, or one historical era with a certain kind of fantasy world… #steampunkchat -9:18 PM Oct 26th, 2012

VonMarmalade @artificer13 @cassiecaine Some Fanfic’s writers does reboot the existing characters into Steampunk #Steampunkchat -9:18 PM Oct 26th, 2012

MasqCrew @SteampunkJulia “The Steamies are coming!” #steampunkchat -9:17 PM Oct 26th, 2012

thegeo @artificer13 Using characters/stories/universes not your own? Fanfiction. #steampunkchat -9:17 PM Oct 26th, 2012

cassiecaine @artificer13 Then I’m not sure I get what you mean about “same timeline”. Could you elaborate? #steampunkchat -9:17 PM Oct 26th, 2012

artificer13 @pjschnyder AGREED! Romance has been around forever. It taking place in a new setting is just people being people. #steampunkchat -9:17 PM Oct 26th, 2012

MasqCrew @pjschnyder Doesn’t romance mix with everything? #steampunkchat -9:17 PM Oct 26th, 2012

artificer13 @cassiecaine I’d have to disagree. Facfic continues an existing story. Mashup totally reboots the characters in #steampunk #steampunkchat -9:16 PM Oct 26th, 2012

SteampunkJulia Imagine the british coming into the colonies with massive but rustic steam tanks of the earliest steam tech. #steampunkchat -9:16 PM Oct 26th, 2012

MasqCrew @SteampunkJulia I’ve only read one book, but I loved it. Seen some movies that probably are. #steampunkchat -9:16 PM Oct 26th, 2012

Negrotipo RT @MichelV69: If you take @SteamScholar ‘s definition of Steampunk, it is nearly the definition of a mash-up technique. #steampunkchat -9:16 PM Oct 26th, 2012

SteampunkJulia It’s a little more primitive than 19th century but it’s more advanced than what was had historically in the 1770s. #steampunkchat -9:16 PM Oct 26th, 2012

pjschnyder I’d say #steampunk romance isn’t a mashup as much as a blending of genres because the two are a bit predictable together #steampunkchat -9:15 PM Oct 26th, 2012

Negrotipo We have a MAshup already in Sp. Think about Pirates they are from XVII century but fit well in SP #steampunkchat -9:15 PM Oct 26th, 2012

MichelV69 If you take @SteamScholar ‘s definition of Steampunk, it is nearly the definition of a mash-up technique. #steampunkchat -9:15 PM Oct 26th, 2012

MasqCrew @BoArthur @SteampunkJulia Would the technology still be as primitive or would it resemble late 19th century? #steampunkchat -9:15 PM Oct 26th, 2012

SteampunkJulia @MasqCrew It’s never too late to get into steampunk! #steampunkchat -9:14 PM Oct 26th, 2012

cassiecaine @artificer13 I think we just call that “Fanfiction”. #steampunkchat -9:14 PM Oct 26th, 2012

VonMarmalade RT @RichardEPreston: @SteampunkJulia If your universe works – it just works #steampunkchat -9:14 PM Oct 26th, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz @SteampunkJulia It’s an effective way to get a new vision #steampunkchat -9:14 PM Oct 26th, 2012

MasqCrew Obviously I’ve been missing so much. I should have gotten into steampunk a long time ago. #steampunkchat -9:14 PM Oct 26th, 2012

RichardEPreston @SteampunkJulia If your universe works – it just works #steampunkchat -9:13 PM Oct 26th, 2012

SteampunkJulia We are mixing steampunk with 1775 America… It has its challenges but it’s still amazing to see it in action #steampunkchat -9:13 PM Oct 26th, 2012

MichelV69 @SteampunkJulia The music origin of “mashup” involves mixing two unreleated songs together, to create a new piece of music. #steampunkchat -9:13 PM Oct 26th, 2012

artificer13 @cassiecaine But if the “different” things are part of the same timeline, it’s not really a mashup, or is it? @SteampunkJulia #steampunkchat -9:13 PM Oct 26th, 2012

Negrotipo Sometimes there are mashups which are a little confusing ej: Goliath War of the Worlds it´s called SP, but Im not really sure #steampunkchat -9:13 PM Oct 26th, 2012

pjschnyder .@artificer13 Agreed. Steampunk Boba Fett is a great mash up @SteampunkJulia #steampunkchat -9:13 PM Oct 26th, 2012

BoArthur @SteampunkJulia I like the idea of steampunk revolutionary war. #steampunkchat -9:13 PM Oct 26th, 2012

artificer13 @SteampunkJulia A perfect example is Steampunk Boba Fett. He totally sells it, but it’s totally incongruous. #steampunkchat -9:12 PM Oct 26th, 2012

vscotttheauthor @Jenny_Schwartz You guys did a GREAT panel!!! #steampunkchat -9:12 PM Oct 26th, 2012

SteampunkJulia Our Steampunk Holmes works well. Will our Steam Patriots, mixing steampunk and American Rev., be as popular? #steampunkchat -9:12 PM Oct 26th, 2012

MasqCrew RT @SteampunkJulia: What is your definition of mashup? Must it be two or more incongruent things mixed together? #steampunkchat -9:12 PM Oct 26th, 2012

RichardEPreston @Jenny_Schwartz yes I am barely hanging on here as well lol #steampunkchat -9:11 PM Oct 26th, 2012

cassiecaine @steampunkjulia Technically speaking, I don’t think it requires incongruent things, just different things. #steampunkchat -9:11 PM Oct 26th, 2012

SteampunkJulia What is your definition of mashup? Must it be two or more incongruent things mixed together? #steampunkchat -9:10 PM Oct 26th, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz @RichardEPreston Hi! I’m popping in & out, reading a Girl Cooties in SF panel chat as well 🙂 #steampunkchat -9:10 PM Oct 26th, 2012

artificer13 @MichelV69 Very true from a costumers’, writer’s, or musician’s standpoint. “I love SP but hate X” becomes an issue. #steampunkchat -9:10 PM Oct 26th, 2012

Negrotipo Hello everybody #steampunkchat -9:10 PM Oct 26th, 2012

RichardEPreston @Jenny_Schwartz Hi Jenny!! #steampunkchat -9:09 PM Oct 26th, 2012

BoArthur The Ghosts series by George Mann are mashups, 1920′s and Steampunk. The first book somewhat missed but the 2nd redeemed both. #steampunkchat -9:08 PM Oct 26th, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz @cassiecaine Like that! #steampunkchat -9:08 PM Oct 26th, 2012

MichelV69 @artificer13 In its most negative view, you double your odds of picking a genre the reader/ viewer dislikes. 😉 #steampunkchat -9:07 PM Oct 26th, 2012

RichardEPreston @MichelV69 Nice! #steampunkchat -9:07 PM Oct 26th, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz I was thinking of Pride & Prejudice & Zombies…start with clear expectations then twist #steampunkchat I know it wasn’t stmpk, but still… -9:07 PM Oct 26th, 2012

cassiecaine I’d think it would well when the creator pays attention to what is actually similar/opposite in both things. #steampunkchat -9:07 PM Oct 26th, 2012

RichardEPreston @artificer13 I think you can steampunk any genre – but has to be more than bustles and steamy robots. #steampunkchat -9:07 PM Oct 26th, 2012

MichelV69 @artificer13 The success of a mash-up, to me, relies entirely on the taste of the beholder. #steampunkchat -9:07 PM Oct 26th, 2012

MichelV69 @RichardEPreston Charlottetown, usually. I’m in Halifax this weekend for #HalCon, though. #steampunkchat -9:06 PM Oct 26th, 2012

artificer13 1st Question out the gate- Mashups, When do they work best/fail the worst? Is it a genre issue? #steampunkchat -9:05 PM Oct 26th, 2012

RichardEPreston @VonMalcolm @FebruaryGrace @FaublesFables Kraken elixir – “ink of kraken” always a winner! #steampunkchat -9:05 PM Oct 26th, 2012

MasqCrew @artificer13 Sounds like fun. #steampunkchat -9:04 PM Oct 26th, 2012

RichardEPreston @MichelV69 Bonjour Michel! #steampunkchat How are things in Charlottetown, or Tignish? -9:04 PM Oct 26th, 2012

artificer13 @RichardEPreston SPLENDID! #steampunkchat -9:03 PM Oct 26th, 2012

VonMalcolm @FebruaryGrace @FaublesFables Perhaps some ‘Octopus Elixir’ will help with the drowsies. http://t.co/qlHgulYn #SteampunkChat -9:03 PM Oct 26th, 2012

SteampunkJulia RT @NobleBeastBooks Starting now: Topic: Steampunk Mashups http://t.co/cgDRna5c #steampunkchat -9:03 PM Oct 26th, 2012

artificer13 @MasqCrew Welcome aboard! It’s not just books. There’s costuming, cross-overs, movies that “might” be a bit #steampunk, etc #steampunkchat -9:03 PM Oct 26th, 2012

NobleBeastBooks Starting now: #Steampunkchat Topic: Steampunk Mashups http://t.co/sHMJ0plZ -9:03 PM Oct 26th, 2012

RichardEPreston @artificer13 Yes, commander, I do believe I am. #steampunkchat -9:02 PM Oct 26th, 2012

artificer13 @MichelV69 And good evening to you! #steampunkchat -9:02 PM Oct 26th, 2012

artificer13 @RichardEPreston Good evening! Are you enjoying a Mummy Martini tonite? #steampunkchat -9:01 PM Oct 26th, 2012

RichardEPreston @artificer13 What up, o maker of moster-mash elixirs? #steampunkchat -9:01 PM Oct 26th, 2012

MichelV69 Gooooooooood evening, all! I’m here! I hope everyone is doing well. #steampunkchat -9:01 PM Oct 26th, 2012

MasqCrew @artificer13 I’ve only read one Steampunk book, but I would like to know more. Will follow the chat. #steampunkchat -9:01 PM Oct 26th, 2012

RichardEPreston Hello children of #steampunkchat -9:01 PM Oct 26th, 2012

artificer13 Good evening, all! Tonight’s topic is Steampunk Mashups. Who is aboard this blustery fall evening? #steampunkchat -9:00 PM Oct 26th, 2012

FebruaryGrace Too tired for #SteampunkChat tonight I am afraid, my best to all and I hope to catch you next week! -8:40 PM Oct 26th, 2012

FaublesFables Aw, this week’s #SteampunkChat looks good – will have to miss as I am being lame and sleeping early. -8:33 PM Oct 26th, 2012

ShaiUnfiltered RT @AirshipEmbassy: #SteampunkChat starts in 30 minutes at 9pm EST 6pm PST http://t.co/hkvufKMt -8:31 PM Oct 26th, 2012

artificer13 RT @AirshipEmbassy: #SteampunkChat starts in 30 minutes at 9pm EST 6pm PST http://t.co/hkvufKMt -8:30 PM Oct 26th, 2012

AirshipEmbassy #SteampunkChat starts in 30 minutes at 9pm EST 6pm PST http://t.co/hkvufKMt -8:30 PM Oct 26th, 2012

MichelV69 RT @artificer13: 1hr Until #SteampunkChat. Topic- Steampunk Mashups: mixing genres &influences. Join in http://t.co/pFWeBI7h #steampunkchat -7:56 PM Oct 26th, 2012

artificer13 1hr Until #SteampunkChat. Tonite’s topic- Steampunk Mashups: mixing genres and influences. Join in http://t.co/p7p4vbmB … … #steampunk -7:55 PM Oct 26th, 2012

SteamParrot I’ll be on #steampunkchat tonight 9pm EDT/6pm PDT. New topic each week & fab #steampunk community http://t…. http://t.co/QADBbv2c -4:55 PM Oct 26th, 2012

MichelV69 I’ll be on #steampunkchat tonight 9pm EDT/6pm PDT. New topic each week & fab #steampunk community http://t.co/pFWeBI7h -4:50 PM Oct 26th, 2012

Transcript: October 19th 2012: Nostalgia. How does it influence your steampunk?

A fascinating discussion of the role of nostalgia in the steampunk experience. Our memories — of family, place, fiction, of so much — all inspire our steampunk creativity. Nostalgia can address the horrors of the past and challenge current issues. It’s not all rose-coloured goggles.

To read the chat chronologically, scroll down and start from the bottom.

Jenny_Schwartz @artificer13 It was nice, taking a trip down memory lane with other steampunks 🙂 #steampunkchat Off to organise transcript! -10:00 AM Oct 20th, 2012

artificer13 @Jenny_Schwartz Thanks for hosting such a lively, lovely, chat!#steampunkchat -10:00 AM Oct 20th, 2012

artificer13 RT @Jenny_Schwartz: @SteampunkJulia Was fun! Back to normal next week with @artificer13 🙂 #steampunkchat -9:59 AM Oct 20th, 2012

CountessaLenora RT @MichelV69: @Jenny_Schwartz I’m happy to indulge. My next #steampunk novel is out next Friday. 🙂 #steampunkchat -9:59 AM Oct 20th, 2012

SteampunkJulia @wakefieldproof Enjoy your evening! #steampunkchat -9:58 AM Oct 20th, 2012

wakefieldproof @Jenny_Schwartz Thanks for hosting. Great topic, great fun!#steampunkchat -9:58 AM Oct 20th, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz @KimKnox No way! Get some sleep! 🙂 #steampunkchat -9:58 AM Oct 20th, 2012

P_Creeden Fun Time – see you next week – #Steampunkchat 🙂 -9:58 AM Oct 20th, 2012

VonMarmalade What? #SteampunkChat is getting the end? D: Time gone so fast. Thanks to everybody! 🙂 Hope to see you next friday 😀 -9:58 AM Oct 20th, 2012

KimKnox @Jenny_Schwartz Thanks, Jenny. You kept me out of bed with this. It’s almost 3am! But great stuff! #steampunkchat -9:58 AM Oct 20th, 2012

TCSteampunk RT @MarshalGabe: Nice talking to yall once again! Thanks for hosting @jenny_schwartz ! #steampunkchat -9:58 AM Oct 20th, 2012

SteampunkJulia RT @MichelV69 @SteampunkJulia ”The Sauder Diaries – A Bloodier Rose” … second book in the series #steampunkchat -9:58 AM Oct 20th, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz @wakefieldproof Sounds great! Enjoy 🙂 #steampunkchat-9:58 AM Oct 20th, 2012

GumbyRoffo Nice to chat with you all. Till the next time Huzzah#steampunkchat -9:58 AM Oct 20th, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz @SteampunkJulia Was fun! Back to normal next week with@artificer13 🙂 #steampunkchat -9:57 AM Oct 20th, 2012

MarshalGabe Nice talking to ya’ll once again! Thanks for hosting@jenny_schwartz ! #steampunkchat -9:57 AM Oct 20th, 2012

wakefieldproof Have a great night everyone. HI pizza for a rainy AK movie night. Speaking of nostalgia, maybe some Buster Keaton and Stooges#steampunkchat -9:57 AM Oct 20th, 2012

MichelV69 @Jenny_Schwartz Thanks very much for hosting! #steampunkchat-9:57 AM Oct 20th, 2012

SteampunkJulia @Jenny_Schwartz Thanks for hosting tonight! (today)#steampunkchat -9:57 AM Oct 20th, 2012

MichelV69 @SteampunkJulia ”The Sauder Diaries – A Bloodier Rose” … second book in the series. #steampunkchat -9:56 AM Oct 20th, 2012

JackBateswrites RT @Jenny_Schwartz: @JackBateswrites You hooked me at Archaeologist! #steampunkchat http://t.co/UVsQNWGN #steampunkchat -9:56 AM Oct 20th, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz You guys have made this the best #steampunkchat It’s going in my “nostalgia: best of” memory file 🙂 -9:56 AM Oct 20th, 2012

JackBateswrites @Jenny_Schwartz Thanks! #steampunkchat -9:56 AM Oct 20th, 2012

JackBateswrites #fasthour Until next time! #steampunkchat -9:56 AM Oct 20th, 2012

artificer13 @Jenny_Schwartz LOL! Bloody Rock! #steampunkchat -9:56 AM Oct 20th, 2012

JackBateswrites RT @KimKnox: @Jenny_Schwartz Mine are a while off yet, but the first is out next year: Agamemnon Frost and the House of Death#steampunkchat -9:55 AM Oct 20th, 2012

SteampunkJulia RT @KimKnox: @Jenny_Schwartz Mine are a while off yet, but the first is out next year: Agamemnon Frost and the House of Death#steampunkchat -9:55 AM Oct 20th, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz @JackBateswrites You hooked me at Archaeologist!#steampunkchat http://t.co/YIFXuGdY -9:55 AM Oct 20th, 2012

JackBateswrites RT @MichelV69: RT @TCSteampunk: @SteamPatriots will be launching their kickstarter campaign soon! #steampunkchat -9:55 AM Oct 20th, 2012

SteampunkJulia RT @JackBateswrites: @Jenny_Schwartz Lily Dair series available at http://t.co/pdgpsXOK #steampunkchat -9:54 AM Oct 20th, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz @artificer13 I’m guessing it broke G’dad’s plow & he chucked it at the local museum 🙂 #steampunkchat -9:54 AM Oct 20th, 2012

TCSteampunk RT @KimKnox: @Jenny_Schwartz Mine are a while off yet, but the first is out next year: Agamemnon Frost and the House of Death#steampunkchat -9:54 AM Oct 20th, 2012

SteampunkJulia @MichelV69 What’s the title of your upcoming book?#steampunkchat -9:54 AM Oct 20th, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz @KimKnox You have to let us know when there’s a buy link!#steampunkchat -9:54 AM Oct 20th, 2012

wakefieldproof @SteamPatriots – #amrev and #revwar Huzzah indeed#steampunkchat -9:54 AM Oct 20th, 2012

artificer13 @Jenny_Schwartz Meteorites ARE big finds! My Grand/f recently died & left his fossil&mineral collection to a uni & museum #steampunkchat-9:53 AM Oct 20th, 2012

KimKnox @Jenny_Schwartz Mine are a while off yet, but the first is out next year: Agamemnon Frost and the House of Death #steampunkchat -9:53 AM Oct 20th, 2012

JackBateswrites RT @TCSteampunk: RT @MichelV69: @Jenny_Schwartz Im happy to indulge. My next #steampunk novel is out next Friday. 🙂 #steampunkchat -9:53 AM Oct 20th, 2012

MichelV69 RT @TCSteampunk: @SteamPatriots will be launching their kickstarter campaign soon! #steampunkchat -9:53 AM Oct 20th, 2012

SteampunkJulia MT @TCSteampunk: @SteamPatriots to launch their kickstarter campaign soon! If you’re nostalgic about the #amrev check it out! #steampunkchat -9:53 AM Oct 20th, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz A positive flurry of great promot RTs So many good projects 🙂 #steampunkchat Love the enthusiasm -9:53 AM Oct 20th, 2012

JackBateswrites @TCSteampunk Huzzah! #steampunkchat -9:53 AM Oct 20th, 2012

TCSteampunk RT @JackBateswrites: @Jenny_Schwartz Lily Dair series available at http://t.co/jVax03V4 #steampunkchat -9:52 AM Oct 20th, 2012

P_Creeden RT @JackBateswrites: @Jenny_Schwartz Lily Dair series available at http://t.co/UVsQNWGN #steampunkchat -9:52 AM Oct 20th, 2012

wakefieldproof RT @SteamPatriots will be launching their kickstarter campaign soon! If youre nostalgic about the #amrev please check it out!#steampunkchat -9:52 AM Oct 20th, 2012

TCSteampunk RT @MichelV69: @Jenny_Schwartz Im happy to indulge. My next #steampunk novel is out next Friday. 🙂 #steampunkchat -9:52 AM Oct 20th, 2012

SteampunkJulia MT @DarkMatterzine: @Jenny_Schwartz I interviewed Bruce Boxleitner about @LanternCityTV series in dev..http://t.co/nvtvtRV4#steampunkchat -9:52 AM Oct 20th, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz RT @JackBateswrites: @Jenny_Schwartz Lily Dair series available at http://t.co/UVsQNWGN #steampunkchat -9:52 AM Oct 20th, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz @MichelV69 *makes note to self: buy!* #steampunkchat-9:52 AM Oct 20th, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz @VonMarmalade Will do! and thanks 🙂 #steampunkchat -9:51 AM Oct 20th, 2012

JackBateswrites @DarkMatterzine NICE! #steampunkchat -9:51 AM Oct 20th, 2012

artificer13 RT @JackBateswrites: @Jenny_Schwartz Lily Dair series available at http://t.co/UVsQNWGN #steampunkchat -9:51 AM Oct 20th, 2012

TCSteampunk @SteamPatriots will be launching their kickstarter campaign soon! If you’re nostalgic about the #amrev please check it out!#steampunkchat -9:51 AM Oct 20th, 2012

SteampunkJulia RT @MichelV69: @Jenny_Schwartz Im happy to indulge. My next #steampunk novel is out next Friday. 🙂 #steampunkchat -9:51 AM Oct 20th, 2012

artificer13 RT @MichelV69: @Jenny_Schwartz I’m happy to indulge. My next#steampunk novel is out next Friday. 🙂 #steampunkchat -9:51 AM Oct 20th, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz @DarkMatterzine Oooh! Off to read! #steampunkchat -9:51 AM Oct 20th, 2012

VonMarmalade @Jenny_Schwartz I’d like to invite everybody to read the Special Edition of El Investigador in English: http://t.co/079OfOgY#Steampunkchat -9:50 AM Oct 20th, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz @artificer13 That’s cool. His own exhibit. My granddad donated a meteorite. Some claim to fame, I guess, if we could find it#steampunkchat -9:50 AM Oct 20th, 2012

wakefieldproof RT @MichelV69: @Jenny_Schwartz Im happy to indulge. My next #steampunk novel is out next Friday. 🙂 #steampunkchat -9:50 AM Oct 20th, 2012

wakefieldproof @MarkFenger I love it! Enjoy that baby! #steampunkchat -9:50 AM Oct 20th, 2012

DarkMatterzine @Jenny_Schwartz I interviewed Bruce Boxleitner about Lantern City, a steampunk TV series in development http://t.co/ZJNea1qa#steampunkchat -9:50 AM Oct 20th, 2012

MichelV69 @Jenny_Schwartz I’m happy to indulge. My next #steampunknovel is out next Friday. 🙂 #steampunkchat -9:50 AM Oct 20th, 2012

JackBateswrites @Jenny_Schwartz Lily Dair series available athttp://t.co/UVsQNWGN #steampunkchat -9:49 AM Oct 20th, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz @DeenaAnnBright Go for it! 🙂 #steampunkchat -9:49 AM Oct 20th, 2012

artificer13 @Jenny_Schwartz It’s a large museum, more regional than local.http://t.co/YfKQlvrM As a kid he took me into his exhibit #steampunkchat-9:49 AM Oct 20th, 2012

DeenaAnnBright RT @Jenny_Schwartz: Anyone want to shameless self-promo? #steampunkchat -9:49 AM Oct 20th, 2012

MarkFenger @SteampunkJulia Yep, she needs more of my attention now. Nice to talk to you all (she’s trying to suck my thumb as I type)#steampunkchat -9:49 AM Oct 20th, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz Anyone want to shameless self-promo? #steampunkchat-9:48 AM Oct 20th, 2012

JackBateswrites @GumbyRoffo I have a friend who came across old telegraph machines her daughters later ‘punkified’ #steampunkchat -9:48 AM Oct 20th, 2012

SteampunkJulia RT @darrell1001: Like Steampunk? The Steampunk Detective #ebook http://t.co/Mcw7k0ij #kindle #steampunkchat Please #RT#steampunkchat -9:48 AM Oct 20th, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz @GumbyRoffo Very cool 🙂 #steampunkchat -9:48 AM Oct 20th, 2012

darrell1001 Would love to chat, but studying for exam #steampunkchat. May steam rule forever! http://t.co/CvtmHkNS -9:48 AM Oct 20th, 2012

JackBateswrites @GumbyRoffo Neat #steampunkchat -9:47 AM Oct 20th, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz @artificer13 @VonMarmalade I love local museums. Good on yer Granddad. *oops. Slipped into Aussie slang #steampunkchat -9:47 AM Oct 20th, 2012

wakefieldproof @MarkFenger typing slow with a baby, but a wonderful problem to have #steampunkchat -9:47 AM Oct 20th, 2012

GumbyRoffo http://t.co/tYajO4Qe #steampunkchat -9:46 AM Oct 20th, 2012

GumbyRoffo On nostalgia I think my best inspiration comes from an engine that my father made. #steampunkchat -9:46 AM Oct 20th, 2012

darrell1001 Like Steampunk? The Steampunk Detective #ebookhttp://t.co/CvtmHkNS #steampunk #kindle #ian1 #indiepub #amazon#steampunkchat Please #RT -9:46 AM Oct 20th, 2012

artificer13 @Jenny_Schwartz He was a collector of Victorian General Store goods, donated most of it to the local museurm. @VonMarmalade#steampunkchat -9:46 AM Oct 20th, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz @MarkFenger Awww. Worth the slowness 🙂 #steampunkchat -9:46 AM Oct 20th, 2012

SteampunkJulia @MarkFenger Future digital native you got there…#steampunkchat -9:46 AM Oct 20th, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz @artificer13 @VonMarmalade Wonderful! #Steampunkchat-9:46 AM Oct 20th, 2012

wakefieldproof RT @SteampunkJulia: @Jenny_Schwartz We could say that people prone to nostalgia are most likely to like Steampunk#steampunkchat -9:46 AM Oct 20th, 2012

JackBateswrites @Jenny_Schwartz emotocon smile #steampunkchat -9:46 AM Oct 20th, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz @SteampunkJulia All part of that respect & love for looking backwards? Yes. Agree! #Steampunkchat -9:45 AM Oct 20th, 2012

artificer13 @Jenny_Schwartz It is. Now that minion is old enough we’re setting it up on the bar again for the holiday. @VonMarmalade#steampunkchat -9:45 AM Oct 20th, 2012

MarkFenger #steampunkchat baby in my lap makes typing slow. 🙂 -9:45 AM Oct 20th, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz @JackBateswrites I like that #steampunkchat -9:45 AM Oct 20th, 2012

SteampunkJulia @Jenny_Schwartz We could say that people prone to nostalgia are most likely to like Steampunk #steampunkchat -9:45 AM Oct 20th, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz @wakefieldproof Don’t let me stop you! I love food 🙂 #Steampunkchat -9:44 AM Oct 20th, 2012

wakefieldproof @Jenny_Schwartz oh rats, I was just about discuss its culinary applications! #steampunkchat -9:44 AM Oct 20th, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz @artificer13 @VonMarmalade What a treasure! My gr-granddad built a crooked wooden box. True! I think we may still have…#Steampunkchat -9:44 AM Oct 20th, 2012

JackBateswrites We find traces of the era in our modern lives n wax nostalgic how it could have been by what we remember in case u missed it#steampunkchat -9:44 AM Oct 20th, 2012

wakefieldproof @SteampunkJulia I will definitely check that one out#steampunkchat -9:43 AM Oct 20th, 2012

artificer13 @VonMarmalade Fantastic! I have Victorian X-Mas village my Gr-Grandfather handbuilt in t/40′s. 7 buildings <3 @Jenny_Schwartz#steampunkchat -9:43 AM Oct 20th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz Not herbal…witty and wise #steampunkchat -9:42 AM Oct 20th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz So, nostalgia seems to be a big part of steampunk. Anyone want to be sage on the topic? #steampunkchat -9:42 AM Oct 20th, 2012 TCSteampunk @VonMarmalade My barbie dollhouse had nothing on that!#steampunkchat -9:42 AM Oct 20th, 2012 JackBateswrites @VonMarmalade So we find traces of the era in our modern lives and wax nostalgic how it could have been by what we remember#steampunkchat -9:42 AM Oct 20th, 2012 SteampunkJulia Love! RT @VonMarmalade: I think can say I feel nostalgia about old doll houses, like this: http://t.co/PPDOu9kh #steampunkchat -9:42 AM Oct 20th, 2012 TCSteampunk RT @JackBateswrites: Now see? THAT is something I can get nostalgic about #stmpnk #disney #steampunkchat -9:41 AM Oct 20th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz @MarkFenger Yeah, they have to know, even love, the genre. At least have a feel for it #steampunkchat -9:41 AM Oct 20th, 2012 SteampunkJulia @wakefieldproof I’ve been reading Tales for Great Grandchildren by @JohnBHJackson Great folklore from India..#steampunkchat -9:41 AM Oct 20th, 2012 JackBateswrites Now see? THAT is something I can get nostalgic about#stmpnk #disney #steampunkchat -9:41 AM Oct 20th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz Wow! RT @VonMarmalade: I think can say I feel nostalgia about old doll houses, like this: http://t.co/YqLJpQds #SteampunkChat -9:40 AM Oct 20th, 2012 TCSteampunk @JackBateswrites Isn’t is awesome! #steampunkchat -9:40 AM Oct 20th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz @MarshalGabe *envy* #steampunkchat -9:40 AM Oct 20th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz @JackBateswrites @TCSteampunk Steampunk Goofy! I’m in heaven 🙂 #steampunkchat -9:40 AM Oct 20th, 2012 VonMarmalade I think can say I feel nostalgia about old doll houses, like this: http://t.co/adhqVZ10 #SteampunkChat -9:40 AM Oct 20th, 2012 MarshalGabe @Jenny_Schwartz They’ve actually put out some stuff already. I have a Marshal Goofy Frontierland Pin and Vinylmation #steampunkchat-9:40 AM Oct 20th, 2012 JackBateswrites @TCSteampunk Oh holy airship- the best of two favorite worlds #steampunkchat -9:39 AM Oct 20th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz @artificer13 @theretronaut The best! 🙂 #steampunkchat#inspiration -9:39 AM Oct 20th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz Stmpk Mickey ears! RT @TCSteampunk: Disney’s steampunk inspired “Mechanical Kingdom” coming in 2013 http://t.co/wC0Ymucl#steampunkchat -9:38 AM Oct 20th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz Fabulous! RT @JackBateswrites: #disneybythesea Tokyohttp://t.co/kXlqf1Mg #steampunkchat -9:38 AM Oct 20th, 2012 TCSteampunk @MarshalGabe @Jenny_Schwartz Disney’s steampunk inspired “Mechanical Kingdom” coming in 2013 http://t.co/e6bgOyZa #steampunkchat-9:38 AM Oct 20th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz Easily! RT @wakefieldproof: @Jenny_Schwartz Huge fan. Could spend all day on that site #steampunkchat -9:37 AM Oct 20th, 2012 artificer13 @Jenny_Schwartz oh good gods, YES. I <3 @theretronauthttp://t.co/ZPG9Xu0H #steampunkchat -9:37 AM Oct 20th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz @MarkFenger Progress is good! Slippery things, agents 😉 #Steampunkchat -9:37 AM Oct 20th, 2012 JackBateswrites @Jenny_Schwartz #disneybythesea Tokyohttp://t.co/6IZS6gm6 #steampunkchat -9:37 AM Oct 20th, 2012 wakefieldproof @Jenny_Schwartz Huge fan. Could spend all day on that site#steampunkchat -9:36 AM Oct 20th, 2012 GumbyRoffo Stephen Hunt is also another interesting author working in that era as well, although the stories are alot darker. #steampunkchat -9:36 AM Oct 20th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz Nostalgia and no one’s mentioned Retronaut! Anyone else a fan? http://t.co/REgLy8AX #steampunkchat -9:35 AM Oct 20th, 2012 artificer13 @wakefieldproof The original Grimm’s were positive gore-fests, but oddly, most kids don’t have probs w/them @SteampunkJulia#steampunkchat -9:35 AM Oct 20th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz Will do! Thx RT @MarshalGabe: @TCSteampunk Look up Disney’s Mechanical Kingdom. #steampunkchat -9:35 AM Oct 20th, 2012 wakefieldproof @MarkFenger I WISH I could write like my favorites, but one’s own style is important (even if one thinks it’s wretched).#steampunkchat -9:35 AM Oct 20th, 2012 MarshalGabe @Jenny_Schwartz @TCSteampunk Look up Disney’s Mechanical Kingdom. #steampunkchat -9:34 AM Oct 20th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz @wakefieldproof Cool. Drood goes on my TBR 🙂 #steampunkchat -9:34 AM Oct 20th, 2012 JackBateswrites @Jenny_Schwartz Which brings us back around to nostalgia: Retro Tomorrowland reminds me of Jules Verne’s vision #steampunkchat -9:34 AM Oct 20th, 2012 P_Creeden @Jenny_Schwartz YES! and Miyazaki’s #steampunkinterpretations in film are awe inspiring 🙂 #Steampunkchat -9:34 AM Oct 20th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz @MarkFenger LOL #steampunkchat and how’s that working for you? 🙂 -9:34 AM Oct 20th, 2012 MarkFenger #steampunkchat Well, I don’t write under the covers, I do that on a desk… But you get the idea, right? -9:34 AM Oct 20th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz @TCSteampunk No! really? Steampunk at Disney?#steampunkchat -9:33 AM Oct 20th, 2012 MarkFenger Late nights, flashlight under the covers because I just had to know what happens next. I try to write the way I used to read.#steampunkchat -9:33 AM Oct 20th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz @P_Creeden Diana Wynne Jones. Her books remain favourites 🙂 #steampunkchat -9:33 AM Oct 20th, 2012 wakefieldproof @SteampunkJulia Cinderella’s step-sisters mangled their feet to fit into the slipper – chopped off toes, and heels. Gross #steampunkchat-9:33 AM Oct 20th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz @artificer13 @cassiecaine Absolutely. I adore his sarcasm 🙂 #steampunkchat #Pratchett -9:33 AM Oct 20th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz @JackBateswrites Good catch! #Steampunkchat -9:32 AM Oct 20th, 2012 P_Creeden RT @P_Creeden: @Jenny_Schwartz Definitely anything by Miyazaki – like Howl’s Moving Castle – or Castle in the Air 🙂 #steampunkchat-9:32 AM Oct 20th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz @SteampunkJulia Yes! So fascinating to trace thread…#steampunkchat -9:32 AM Oct 20th, 2012 JackBateswrites @Jenny_Schwartz Retro Tomorrwland is all #SP. Belle’s dad in #beautyandthebeast #steampunkchat -9:32 AM Oct 20th, 2012 wakefieldproof @Jenny_Schwartz …who Dickens was apparently obsessed. Great story, a bit much on the Victorian exposition, but gripping#steampunkchat -9:32 AM Oct 20th, 2012 TCSteampunk @Jenny_Schwartz have you heard about the new #steampunkattractions at Disney?! #steampunkchat -9:32 AM Oct 20th, 2012 SteampunkJulia @Jenny_Schwartz Yes! And many of those Disney classics are based on much earlier Euro and US classics. #steampunkchat -9:31 AM Oct 20th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz @cassiecaine Pratchett is totally quotable! #steampunkchat-9:31 AM Oct 20th, 2012 artificer13 @cassiecaine He’s prob the greatest observer of the human condition I can think of (& Sarcastic to boot) @Jenny_Schwartz#steampunkchat -9:31 AM Oct 20th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz How many favourite #steampunk inspirations are in Disney? Castles? Wild West? #steampunkchat Just noticed -9:30 AM Oct 20th, 2012 wakefieldproof @Jenny_Schwartz Long work of fiction written from Wilkie Collins’ point of view about a killer… #steampunkchat -9:30 AM Oct 20th, 2012 cassiecaine @jenny_schwartz @artificer13 Ditto! I find myself quoting his work constantly. #steampunkchat -9:30 AM Oct 20th, 2012 artificer13 @Jenny_Schwartz I’d be kicking myself about that too. He was here last summer but I was too busy for #discworld convention.#steampunkchat -9:30 AM Oct 20th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz @TampaSteampunk @MarshalGabe The whole Wild West & ghost towns is one of my faves. Hmm… #steampunkchat -9:29 AM Oct 20th, 2012 theresabreaux MEE!! RT @wakefieldproof: speaking of #dickens, has anyone read “Drood”? #steampunkchat -9:29 AM Oct 20th, 2012 JackBateswrites @wakefieldproof #drood yes! Victorian #Clue#steampunkchat -9:29 AM Oct 20th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz @artificer13 Me too! I can’t believe I had chance to meet him & was too shy #steampunkchat 20 yrs later, still regret -9:29 AM Oct 20th, 2012 JackBateswrites @JackBateswrites #drwho #mattsmith #michaelgambonhttp://t.co/cDkCWfOR #steampunkchat -9:29 AM Oct 20th, 2012 TCSteampunk @wakefieldproof No I have not. Should I?! #steampunkchat-9:28 AM Oct 20th, 2012 artificer13 @Jenny_Schwartz I can’t wait to read it. Pratchett is my favorite living author! #Dodger #steampunkchat -9:28 AM Oct 20th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz @wakefieldproof Nope. Good? #steampunkchat -9:28 AM Oct 20th, 2012 TampaSteampunk @MarshalGabe I do love old ghost towns… Explored one in Montana a couple months ago next to a dilapidated mine shaft.#Steampunkchat -9:28 AM Oct 20th, 2012 wakefieldproof speaking of #dickens, has anyone read “Drood”?#steampunkchat -9:28 AM Oct 20th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz Terry Pratchett twisted story of Dickens & Artful Dodger in Dodger. Not steampunk, but gorgeous use of nostalgia #steampunkchat -9:27 AM Oct 20th, 2012 JackBateswrites @SteampunkJulia Actually, Dr. Who did a pretty good Xmas special a couple of years ago that was close to it #steampunkchat -9:26 AM Oct 20th, 2012 wakefieldproof @steampunkjulia But fun to read #steampunkchat -9:26 AM Oct 20th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz I think eFiction is launching one. Will check RT@JackBateswrites: Which begs this ?: What are the webzines for #SPwriters? #steampunkchat -9:26 AM Oct 20th, 2012 SteampunkJulia @wakefieldproof Fear is an effective deterrent…#steampunkchat -9:26 AM Oct 20th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz @SteampunkJulia Good point. Like a shared imaginative universe for our nostalgia #steampunkchat -9:25 AM Oct 20th, 2012 SteampunkJulia @JackBateswrites Indeed it is… #steampunkchat -9:25 AM Oct 20th, 2012 wakefieldproof @SteampunkJulia Old fairy tales were horrific. Probably effective at keeping kids out of the woods and away from old ladies#steampunkchat -9:25 AM Oct 20th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz @TampaSteampunk Ooh yeah. I like how Addams Family played with the trappings #steampunkchat -9:25 AM Oct 20th, 2012 TampaSteampunk Indeed! RT @wakefieldproof: @TampaSteampunk but I love the secret messages that were sent with flowers #Steampunkchat -9:25 AM Oct 20th, 2012 MarshalGabe Lots of ghost towns and old western towns still in the area. Mark Twain was even an editor in Virginia City here in Nevada#steampunkchat -9:25 AM Oct 20th, 2012 TCSteampunk @GumbyRoffo Awesome pics! Thanks for sharing!#steampunkchat -9:25 AM Oct 20th, 2012 JackBateswrites @SteampunkJulia I still say A Xmas Carol is ripe for a #SPslant #steampunkchat -9:24 AM Oct 20th, 2012 wakefieldproof @TampaSteampunk but I love the secret messages that were sent with flowers #steampunkchat -9:24 AM Oct 20th, 2012 JackBateswrites @Jenny_Schwartz Which begs this ?: What are the webzines for #SP writers? #steampunkchat -9:23 AM Oct 20th, 2012 SteampunkJulia In the US many of us were brought up on stories from Europe, fairy tales, Dickens, etc. #steampunkchat -9:23 AM Oct 20th, 2012 TampaSteampunk Victorian mourning/bereavement practices are what fascinate me about that Particular time period. Morbid bunch.#Steampunkchat -9:23 AM Oct 20th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz I wish I was there! Fab photos. #Steampunk & kite flying RT@GumbyRoffo: Found for those on FB, https://t.co/wjc3e6qb#steampunkchat -9:23 AM Oct 20th, 2012 artificer13 @VonMarmalade Hullo! #steampunkchat -9:23 AM Oct 20th, 2012 TCSteampunk I’m from the Twin Cities and it is awesome imagining the Mississippi River with #steam powered boats #steampunkchat -9:22 AM Oct 20th, 2012 artificer13 @wakefieldproof V. True. Or any of the other “treatments” at mental institutions of the time. #shivers #steampunkchat -9:22 AM Oct 20th, 2012 wakefieldproof but leeches are coming back into use, or so I’ve heard#steampunkchat -9:22 AM Oct 20th, 2012 MarshalGabe I live in an area for great nostalgia: American Southwest. Romanticized views of the Old West everywhere. #steampunkchat -9:22 AM Oct 20th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz @JackBateswrites A canal! that sounds brilliant. I haven’t seen a steampunk barge story. Want one now! #Steampunkchat -9:22 AM Oct 20th, 2012 JackBateswrites I get nostalgic for architecture #steampunkchat -9:22 AM Oct 20th, 2012 GumbyRoffo Found for those on FB, https://t.co/ERBEW3g8 #steampunkchat-9:22 AM Oct 20th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz @VonMarmalade Hi! Get your nostalgia on! #Steampunkchat-9:21 AM Oct 20th, 2012 JackBateswrites My grandmother lived in a two story Victorian house on a canal. Spent a lot of time there as a kid. #steampunkchat -9:21 AM Oct 20th, 2012 VonMarmalade Hi, there! I’m Just arriving to #SteampunkChat How’s everything going? -9:21 AM Oct 20th, 2012 wakefieldproof @artificer13 or trepanning #steampunkchat -9:21 AM Oct 20th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz Yes! Making clear don’t share RT @KimKnox: And struggling with the Victorian beliefs for a modern audience. Difficult stuff#steampunkchat -9:21 AM Oct 20th, 2012 artificer13 @MarshalGabe I’m always tinkering w/mine too. #ChiliRecipe#steampunkchat -9:21 AM Oct 20th, 2012 vscotttheauthor RT @Jenny_Schwartz: Welcome to #steampunkchatTonight/day we’re talking Nostalgia. First up, does it influence your steampunk? -9:20 AM Oct 20th, 2012 artificer13 @theresabreaux Doh! It’s like that on my damned tablet too.#IHatesTheTemporalDistortion #steampunkchat -9:20 AM Oct 20th, 2012 wakefieldproof even then – steel foundries, ships coming and going, trains coming and going #steampunkchat -9:20 AM Oct 20th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz @wakefieldproof Very cool! Anyone else have family/friends’ stories influence their steampunk #steampunkchat -9:20 AM Oct 20th, 2012 MarshalGabe @artificer13 No worries! Worked up one of my own recently that I’m still messing with. #steampunkchat -9:19 AM Oct 20th, 2012 JackBateswrites @theresabreaux try #tweetchat #steampunkchat -9:19 AM Oct 20th, 2012 GumbyRoffo looking for the FB links now #steampunkchat -9:19 AM Oct 20th, 2012 wakefieldproof I love listening to my grandparents’ stories of the city back in the 40s and 50s #steampunkchat -9:19 AM Oct 20th, 2012 artificer13 @wakefieldproof Of catching typhoid fever, etc. The past is a dirty place. #ManureEverywhere #steampunkchat -9:19 AM Oct 20th, 2012 MichelV69 @theresabreaux Glad you’re here, if temporally challenged.#steampunkchat -9:19 AM Oct 20th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz @theresabreaux Aaargh. Technology, whatever the era, it has its challenges 🙂 #steampunkchat -9:19 AM Oct 20th, 2012 SteampunkJulia @GumbyRoffo Kite flying steampunks — sounds like a lovely time in the park! #steampunkchat -9:19 AM Oct 20th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz @GumbyRoffo Kites and steampunk! That sounds perfect. Any photos? #steampunkchat -9:18 AM Oct 20th, 2012 theresabreaux Trying to follow #steampunkchat on my phone.. Fascinating chat – and I am lagged by two minutes 🙁 -9:18 AM Oct 20th, 2012 artificer13 @MarshalGabe Hullo! I still have to get that recipe to you! Been too damned busy #steampunkchat -9:18 AM Oct 20th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz @wakefieldproof It’s hard, isn’t it? Modern sensibilities but the historical setting #steampunkchat -9:18 AM Oct 20th, 2012 GumbyRoffo I have fond memories of kite flying , although not in the 1890′s something our group do on #steampunk outings occasionally.#steampunkchat -9:18 AM Oct 20th, 2012 JackBateswrites @Jenny_Schwartz Under Cover Elephant #steampunkchat-9:18 AM Oct 20th, 2012 TCSteampunk @MarshalGabe Welcome! #steampunkchat -9:17 AM Oct 20th, 2012 wakefieldproof and yes, traveling back in time would be great, but being able to depart before someone tosses their toilet contents on us…#steampunkchat -9:17 AM Oct 20th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz @SteampunkJulia Good point. That sense of loss & trying to hold on #steampunkchat -9:17 AM Oct 20th, 2012 JackBateswrites @TCSteampunk Breaking out my new #SP costume tomorrow night at #thehenryford hallow night festival #steampunkchat -9:17 AM Oct 20th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz @MarshalGabe Hiya #steampunkchat -9:17 AM Oct 20th, 2012 SteampunkJulia There were a lot of great industrial cities in the US…now disappearing, perhaps therein lies the source of our nostalgia#steampunkchat -9:17 AM Oct 20th, 2012 MarshalGabe Greetings all! #steampunkchat -9:17 AM Oct 20th, 2012 TCSteampunk RT @Jenny_Schwartz: Help! I want to RT all of you cos I agree so much #steampunkchat -9:16 AM Oct 20th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz @TCSteampunk @artificer13 @wakefieldproof @thegeoLooney Tunes & Scooby Doo 🙂 #steampunkchat -9:16 AM Oct 20th, 2012 wakefieldproof one thing to be careful of though, is looking at history through a modern lens, and applying all we know now #steampunkchat -9:16 AM Oct 20th, 2012 TCSteampunk @JackBateswrites Hah, I never thought about that before. But Detroit is very #steampunkesque #steampunkchat -9:16 AM Oct 20th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz Help! I want to RT all of you cos I agree so much#steampunkchat -9:16 AM Oct 20th, 2012 KimKnox @Jenny_Schwartz I got the second city of the British Empire 😉 @cassiecaine @wakefieldproof #steampunkchat -9:16 AM Oct 20th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz RT @JackBateswrites: @cassiecaine Are we asking if we can have fond memories of experiences we’ve never had? #steampunkchat -9:15 AM Oct 20th, 2012 JackBateswrites @wakefieldproof Detroit at the start of the industrial revolution (which is a lot like Detroit today) #Imfromdetroit#steampunkchat -9:15 AM Oct 20th, 2012 MichelV69 @Jenny_Schwartz Very kind, dear lady. #steampunkchat -9:15 AM Oct 20th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz *wistful sigh* RT @wakefieldproof: @KimKnox me too. Buffalo, NY back in days of the Erie Canal, steamships filling harbor#steampunkchat -9:15 AM Oct 20th, 2012 TampaSteampunk Agreed MT @cassiecaine Nostalgia can be dangerous if we become clouded by that longing and forget the bad, we might repeat it#Steampunkchat -9:15 AM Oct 20th, 2012 TCSteampunk @artificer13 @wakefieldproof @thegeo AGREED! I love Looney Tunes! Good times, great oldies… #steampunkchat -9:14 AM Oct 20th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz Effectively RT @MichelV69: It’s part of the reason that I contrast women’s rights and Victorian expectations in my works.#steampunkchat -9:14 AM Oct 20th, 2012 cassiecaine @jackbateswrites I am asking that, at any rate.#steampunkchat -9:14 AM Oct 20th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz @MichelV69 I’m nodding agreement here. But no one can see. Must remember to tweet! #steampunkchat -9:14 AM Oct 20th, 2012 JackBateswrites @artificer13 GEICO pays homage to Road Runner in a commercial #steampunkchat -9:14 AM Oct 20th, 2012 MichelV69 @Jenny_Schwartz It’s part of the reason that I contrast women’s rights and Victorian expectations in my works. #steampunkchat -9:14 AM Oct 20th, 2012 cassiecaine @kimknox Ooo, interesting viewpoint about the cities.#steampunkchat -9:14 AM Oct 20th, 2012 wakefieldproof @KimKnox me too. Buffalo, NY back in the days of the Erie Canal, and steamships filling the harbor #steampunkchat -9:14 AM Oct 20th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz @GumbyRoffo So agree. A frame for what if thoughts#steampunkchat -9:13 AM Oct 20th, 2012 MichelV69 @Jenny_Schwartz Well, I consider that a personal philosophy issue. For me, absolutely. #steampunkchat -9:13 AM Oct 20th, 2012 P_Creeden @cassiecaine I think it’s a bit of both #Steampunkchat -9:13 AM Oct 20th, 2012 JackBateswrites @cassiecaine Are we asking if we can have fond memories of experiences we’ve never had? #steampunkchat -9:13 AM Oct 20th, 2012 cassiecaine Nostalgia can be kind of dangerous, though; if we become clouded by that longing and forget the bad, we might repeat it.#steampunkchat -9:13 AM Oct 20th, 2012 artificer13 @wakefieldproof @thegeo You’re both nuts, Loony Tunes =best cartoon series. Trifecta of comdey: Shotguns, Anvils & dynamite#steampunkchat -9:13 AM Oct 20th, 2012 TampaSteampunk RT @MichelV69: I think the function of nostalgia within#steampunk is to allow us to filter the good from the bad. #Steampunkchat-9:13 AM Oct 20th, 2012 TCSteampunk MT @GumbyRoffo: Steampunk is more so a starting point. A frame to allow the mind to wander between what could have been.#steampunkchat -9:12 AM Oct 20th, 2012 wakefieldproof @MichelV69 agreed #steampunkchat -9:12 AM Oct 20th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz @MichelV69 Is #steampunk a safe place to explore current issues in nostalgic playground? #steampunkchat -9:12 AM Oct 20th, 2012 KimKnox @Jenny_Schwartz I’d take the personal connection/nostalgia idea. I wanted to explore the city I live in in its heyday.#steampunkchat -9:12 AM Oct 20th, 2012 MichelV69 It allows us to enjoy the best of both worlds. #steampunkchat-9:12 AM Oct 20th, 2012 GumbyRoffo The era, Steampunk is more so a starting point. A frame to allow the mind to wander between what could have been. #steampunkchat-9:11 AM Oct 20th, 2012 MichelV69 I think the function of nostalgia within #steampunk is to allow us to filter the good from the bad. #steampunkchat -9:11 AM Oct 20th, 2012 JackBateswrites @SteampunkJulia There was one about a detective shark too #steampunkchat -9:11 AM Oct 20th, 2012 artificer13 @Jenny_Schwartz True, good modern #SP should address some of these issues, and can be scary on purpose. #steampunkchat@TampaSteampunk -9:11 AM Oct 20th, 2012 TampaSteampunk RT @Jenny_Schwartz But steampunk, like Boneshaker, do address the horrors #steampunkchat Can nostalgia be scary on purpose?#Steampunkchat -9:11 AM Oct 20th, 2012 cassiecaine So do we, as steampunks, have nostalgia for the actual time period, or for the feeling we first got when we discovered SP?#steampunkchat -9:11 AM Oct 20th, 2012 JackBateswrites @artificer13 which should make a bountiful harvest of ideas#steampunkchat -9:11 AM Oct 20th, 2012 thegeo @cassiecaine and here I can still watch Jem on the hub just fine…#steampunkchat -9:10 AM Oct 20th, 2012 SteampunkJulia @JackBateswrites I love Hong Kong Phooey!#steampunkchat -9:10 AM Oct 20th, 2012 wakefieldproof @thegeo but watching those cartoons as an adult is waaaay different…but tons of fun #steampunkchat -9:10 AM Oct 20th, 2012 cassiecaine @thegeo One of my ex’s tried to get me to re-watch Jem and the Holograms. I couldn’t make it through one episode 😉 #steampunkchat-9:10 AM Oct 20th, 2012 MichelV69 ”…and recycling it for more than it’s worth…” — Baz Luhrmann, Everybody’s Free (To Wear Sunscreen) #steampunkchat -9:10 AM Oct 20th, 2012 TCSteampunk @TampaSteampunk No one has ever pulled out a chair for you?! Yea, me either 🙁 #steampunkchat -9:10 AM Oct 20th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz @wakefieldproof Gotcha! #steampunkchat -9:10 AM Oct 20th, 2012 artificer13 @TampaSteampunk And imperialism, Jingoism, Mindless medieval grudges turned modern day wars, etc etc. #steampunkchat -9:09 AM Oct 20th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz @artificer13 @TampaSteampunk But steampunk, like Boneshaker, do address the horrors #steampunkchat Can nostalgia be scary on purpose? -9:09 AM Oct 20th, 2012 JackBateswrites @cassiecaine 70s cartoons. Hong Kong Phooey#steampunkchat -9:09 AM Oct 20th, 2012 MichelV69 ”…a form of nostalgia … a way of fishing the past from the disposal, wiping it off, painting over the ugly parts…” #steampunkchat -9:09 AM Oct 20th, 2012 thegeo @cassiecaine No. 80s cartoons are the best. #steampunkchat -9:09 AM Oct 20th, 2012 TCSteampunk MT @TampaSteampunk: @artificer13 Ha, yes. Add oppression of women and minorities. And poor hygiene and scary medical practice#steampunkchat -9:09 AM Oct 20th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz @P_Creeden @JackBateswrites You’re both going to have to explain it to me #steampunkchat Please -9:09 AM Oct 20th, 2012 TampaSteampunk I’d like to say I’m nostalgic about courtesy, manners, etiquette and chivalry but idk if I’ve ever experienced any of that.#Steampunkchat -9:09 AM Oct 20th, 2012 cassiecaine It’s certainly possible to have nostalgia for things are, looking back, were terrible… like 80′s cartoons. #steampunkchat -9:09 AM Oct 20th, 2012 P_Creeden I agree! – RT @JackBateswrites: @Jenny_Schwartz Isn’t nostalgia for characters? For the author: melancholy? #steampunkchat -9:08 AM Oct 20th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz RT @thegeo: Speaking of nostalgia, TeslaCon has two Victorian Elegant Feast events announced now! http://t.co/Dc2ClOnX#steampunkchat -9:08 AM Oct 20th, 2012 wakefieldproof and great characters, and those moments in a book that stick with you #steampunkchat -9:08 AM Oct 20th, 2012 artificer13 @thegeo as long as you were the rich factory owner, sure. 😉 #steampunkchat -9:08 AM Oct 20th, 2012 JackBateswrites @Jenny_Schwartz Isn’t nostalgia for characters? For the author: melancholy? #steampunkchat -9:08 AM Oct 20th, 2012 TampaSteampunk @artificer13 Hah, yes. Add oppression of women and minorities. And poor hygiene and scary medical practices lol#Steampunkchat -9:08 AM Oct 20th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz @JackBateswrites Yup. But no nostalgia for sharks, pls. Too scary 🙂 #steampunkchat Well, maybe small sharks… -9:08 AM Oct 20th, 2012 thegeo Speaking of nostalgia, TeslaCon has two Victorian Elegant Feast events announced now! http://t.co/Dc2ClOnX #steampunkchat -9:08 AM Oct 20th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz @TCSteampunk LOL *shudder* jeggings! #steampunkchat-9:07 AM Oct 20th, 2012 wakefieldproof @Jenny_Schwartz not necessarily an era, but just great stories #steampunkchat -9:07 AM Oct 20th, 2012 thegeo @artificer13 oooh that sounds like a smashing good time!#steampunkchat -9:07 AM Oct 20th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz Exactly! Ponders, too RT @cassiecaine: Is it possible to have nostalgia for something you haven’t lived through? *ponders*#steampunkchat -9:07 AM Oct 20th, 2012 artificer13 @TampaSteampunk What, like poor people dying in the streets and small children being crushed in the gears of factories? #steampunkchat-9:07 AM Oct 20th, 2012 TampaSteampunk RT @GumbyRoffo: It helps drive my steampunk builds. search for unusual Victorian era items at add authenticity to my art.#Steampunkchat -9:07 AM Oct 20th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz @TampaSteampunk Yeah. *sigh* It’s a definite challenge#steampunkchat -9:07 AM Oct 20th, 2012 TampaSteampunk RT @cassiecaine: Is it possible to have nostalgia for something you havent lived through? *ponders* #Steampunkchat -9:06 AM Oct 20th, 2012 JackBateswrites Hello all. Had to watch Shark Tank. Topic nostalgia?#steampunkchat -9:06 AM Oct 20th, 2012 cassiecaine Is it possible to have nostalgia for something you haven’t lived through? *ponders* #steampunkchat -9:06 AM Oct 20th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz Awesome! RT @GumbyRoffo: helps drive my steampunk builds. search for unusual Victorian era items add authenticity to my art#steampunkchat -9:06 AM Oct 20th, 2012 TCSteampunk I am #Nostalgic about #steampunk fashion… The days of bustles and corsets. It was so fancy. Now it’s jeggings… bah humbug#steampunkchat -9:06 AM Oct 20th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz @wakefieldproof Are you saying nostalgic for the fiction of an era? #steampunkchat A style of adventuring? -9:05 AM Oct 20th, 2012 GumbyRoffo It helps drive my steampunk builds. search for unusual Victorian era items at add authenticity to my art. #steampunkchat -9:05 AM Oct 20th, 2012 TampaSteampunk The problem with nostalgia is that it can glorify time periods or events that weren’t so…nice. #Steampunkchat -9:05 AM Oct 20th, 2012 wakefieldproof nostalgia is a huge influence for me, but not just for the time, but remembering great stories, wonderful worlds… #steampunkchat-9:05 AM Oct 20th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz I like @MichelV69 quote on Nostalgia. Does there have to be a personal connection to the past in yr steampunk? #steampunkchat -9:04 AM Oct 20th, 2012 artificer13 like @MichelV69, for me the spirit of #Steampunk is VERY Vernian. But personally I’m very mid-century (50′s) #steampunkchat -9:04 AM Oct 20th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz @TCSteampunk Happy to host, as long as everyone chats lots! #steampunkchat No awkward silences, please 🙂 -9:03 AM Oct 20th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz @MichelV69 Evening! and Verne is wonderful.#steampunkchat -9:03 AM Oct 20th, 2012 TCSteampunk Hello everyone! Thanks @Jenny_Schwartz for hosting!#steampunkchat -9:03 AM Oct 20th, 2012 thegeo #steampunkchat I LIVE sort of… -9:03 AM Oct 20th, 2012 artificer13 Hi All #steampunkchat -9:03 AM Oct 20th, 2012 MichelV69 … and good evening to everyone! #steampunkchat -9:02 AM Oct 20th, 2012 MichelV69 @Jenny_Schwartz So for me, it very much does, because I attribute my #steampunk literary influence to Jules Verne’s works#steampunkchat -9:02 AM Oct 20th, 2012 MichelV69 @Jenny_Schwartz Nostalgia is “A sentimental longing for the past, … a period or place with happy personal associations.”#steampunkchat -9:02 AM Oct 20th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz Welcome to #steampunkchat Tonight/day we’re talking Nostalgia. First up, does it influence your steampunk? -9:00 AM Oct 20th, 2012 MichelV69 RT @SteampunkJulia: Starting in 5 minutes: Theme: Nostalgia – how does it influence your steampunk. @Jenny_Schwartz hosts#steampunkchat -8:58 AM Oct 20th, 2012 P_Creeden RT @SteampunkJulia: Starting in 5 minutes: Theme: Nostalgia – how does it influence your steampunk. @Jenny_Schwartz hosts#steampunkchat -8:57 AM Oct 20th, 2012 SteampunkJulia Starting in 5 minutes: Theme: Nostalgia – how does it influence your steampunk. @Jenny_Schwartz hosts #steampunkchat -8:57 AM Oct 20th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz 10 minutes till #steampunkchat Nostalgia. How does it influence your steampunk? Have a retro cocktail while you think 🙂 -8:50 AM Oct 20th, 2012 TampaSteampunk RT @Jenny_Schwartz: #steampunkchat in 2 hours! Nostalgia. How does it influence your steampunk? Tweetchatroomhttp://t.co/sEZzH2kp -8:33 AM Oct 20th, 2012 AirshipEmbassy #SteampunkChat starts in 30 minutes at 9pm EST 6pm PSThttp://t.co/hkvufKMt -8:30 AM Oct 20th, 2012 P_Creeden RT @artificer13: Tune in tonight at 9pmEDT 6pmPDT when@Jenny_Schwartz hosts #Steampunkchat. #steampunk -8:16 AM Oct 20th, 2012 GumbyRoffo Morning /Evening all I’ll be lurking here for awhile#steampunkchat -8:12 AM Oct 20th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz 1 hour till #steampunkchat Nostalgia. How does it influence your steampunk? -8:00 AM Oct 20th, 2012 wakefieldproof RT @SteamPatriots: RT @artificer13 Tune in tonight at 9pmEDT 6pmPDT when @Jenny_Schwartz hosts #Steampunkchat.#steampunk #steampunkchat -8:00 AM Oct 20th, 2012 fentonslee RT @Jenny_Schwartz: #steampunkchat in 2 hours! Nostalgia. How does it influence your steampunk? Tweetchatroom http://t.co/sEZzH2kp-7:02 AM Oct 20th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz #steampunkchat in 2 hours! Nostalgia. How does it influence your steampunk? Tweetchatroom http://t.co/sEZzH2kp -6:57 AM Oct 20th, 2012 MarshalGabe RT @artificer13: 3 hours until #Steampunkchat with host@Jenny_Schwartz. Easiest way to join in is http://t.co/p7p4vbmB#steampunk -6:13 AM Oct 20th, 2012 artificer13 3 hours until #Steampunkchat with host @Jenny_Schwartz. Easiest way to join in is http://t.co/p7p4vbmB #steampunk -6:04 AM Oct 20th, 2012 SteamPatriots RT @artificer13 Tune in tonight at 9pmEDT 6pmPDT when@Jenny_Schwartz hosts #Steampunkchat. #steampunk -4:16 AM Oct 20th, 2012 RichardEPreston RT @artificer13: Tune in tonight at 9pmEDT 6pmPDT when@Jenny_Schwartz hosts #Steampunkchat. #steampunk -2:51 AM Oct 20th, 2012 TCSteampunk RT @artificer13 Tune in tonight at 9pmEDT 6pmPDT when@Jenny_Schwartz hosts #Steampunkchat. #steampunk -1:16 AM Oct 20th, 2012 hamsterabout RT @MichelV69: I’ll be on #steampunkchat tonight 9pm EDT/6pm PDT. New topic each week & fab #steampunk communityhttp://t.co/pFWeBI7h -12:16 AM Oct 20th, 2012 SteampunkJulia RT @artificer13 Tune in tonight at 9pmEDT 6pmPDT when@Jenny_Schwartz hosts #Steampunkchat. #steampunk -12:15 AM Oct 20th, 2012 CountessaLenora RT @MichelV69: I’ll be on #steampunkchat tonight 9pm EDT/6pm PDT. New topic each week & fab #steampunk communityhttp://t.co/pFWeBI7h -12:13 AM Oct 20th, 2012 MichelV69 I’ll be on #steampunkchat tonight 9pm EDT/6pm PDT. New topic each week & fab #steampunk community http://t.co/pFWeBI7h -12:10 AM Oct 20th, 2012 JoePogan https://t.co/HQhTAnpb Bird on Ball Peen Hammer #steampunk#steampunkchat #mixedmedia #assemblage #sculpture #folkart #collage-10:35 PM Oct 19th, 2012 NobleBeastBooks RT @artificer13: Tune in tonight at 9pmEDT 6pmPDT when@Jenny_Schwartz hosts #Steampunkchat. #steampunk -10:02 PM Oct 19th, 2012 artificer13 Tune in tonight at 9pmEDT 6pmPDT when @Jenny_Schwartz hosts#Steampunkchat. #steampunk -9:59 PM Oct 19th, 2012 herebemagic RT @Jenny_Schwartz: #steampunkchat tomorrow. Theme: Nostalgia — Does it influence yr #steampunk experience? 9pm Friday (New York time) -9:13 AM Oct 19th, 2012 Lady_SmokeB RT @Jenny_Schwartz: #steampunkchat tomorrow. Theme: Nostalgia — Does it influence yr #steampunk experience? 9pm Friday (New York time) -8:13 AM Oct 19th, 2012 Delilah_Raines RT @Jenny_Schwartz: #steampunkchat tomorrow. Theme: Nostalgia — Does it influence yr #steampunk experience? 9pm Friday (New York time) -8:11 AM Oct 19th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz #steampunkchat tomorrow. Theme: Nostalgia — Does it influence yr #steampunk experience? 9pm Friday (New York time) -8:10 AM Oct 19th, 2012 JoePogan https://t.co/EUBpozDw Bird on Limb #steampunk #steampunkchat#mixedmedia #assemblage #sculpture #folkart #craft -12:49 AM Oct 18th, 2012 LiaKeyes RT @Jenny_Schwartz: #steampunkchat Fri 9pm (New York time): Multi-geared appeal of Nostalgia in #Steampunk – or why we sigh for the past -1:53 PM Oct 17th, 2012 herebemagic RT @Jenny_Schwartz: Nostalgia fosters social connectednesshttp://t.co/ESsPOBxI #steampunkchat #noncompulsoryreading 🙂 -8:42 AM Oct 17th, 2012

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