Transcript: July 13th, 2012 – Steampunk’s DIY Spirit versus “The Rules”

Steampunk is certainly the most polite of all Punk movements, but how do we balance it’s Do-It-Yourself free-spirit against the forces of order- whether they be “Scene-makers”, those who feel the need to overly categorize, or simply the laws of Physics?

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

Update: #SteampunkChat WILL be continuing over the summer with either myself (@artificer13) or @Jenny_Schwartz + guest at the helm.

@Jenny_Schwartz & @CindySPape are hosting next week 20th JULY #steampunkchat Theme: Steampunk tropes, stereotypes, cliches

theresabreaux @cassiecaine G’night #steampunkchat -9:33 PM Jul 13th, 2012

JulienHarrison Just spent the last hour and a half on #steampunkchat -9:33 PM Jul 13th, 2012

cassiecaine Well goodnight steampunks 🙂 Enlightening, as always. #steampunkchat -9:32 PM Jul 13th, 2012

jhameia @VernianProcess Oh, that is good to know! YOU owe me an email, too! *prodprod* ^^ #steampunkchat -9:28 PM Jul 13th, 2012

jhameia @cassiecaine …. and seen Steampunk Emma Goldman walking past waving the black anarchist flag. #steampunkchat -9:28 PM Jul 13th, 2012

jhameia @cassiecaine Oh! It was right before the @ENSMB release party. I would’ve missed it myself if I hadn’t been told about it. #steampunkchat -9:28 PM Jul 13th, 2012

VernianProcess @jhameia haha. Life has been in the way, but studio recording is in progress once again. I owe people articles, too. #steampunkchat -9:27 PM Jul 13th, 2012

JulienHarrison @vernianProcess Same here. Haven’t seen you since SPE Chat died… #steampunkchat -9:26 PM Jul 13th, 2012

cassiecaine @jhameia I mean the video you just linked. Apparently I was everywhere at that con *except* where the interesting stuff was. #steampunkchat -9:25 PM Jul 13th, 2012

theresabreaux @syferlocke @theresabreaux Keep calm and reload! #steampunkchat (whilst being splendid of course) -9:25 PM Jul 13th, 2012

jhameia @VernianProcess So how have YOU been? I can’t remember the last time I saw you online #steampunkchat -9:25 PM Jul 13th, 2012

jhameia @cassiecaine ‘Cos you remembered it from V:tM 😛 #steampunkchat -9:25 PM Jul 13th, 2012

cassiecaine @jhameia How the hell did I miss that?! #steampunkchat -9:24 PM Jul 13th, 2012

SyferLocke @theresabreaux keep calm and a carry on? more like fight back and buy a browncoat! #steampunkchat -9:23 PM Jul 13th, 2012

artificer13 @jhameia You’re correct, it’s Indian in origin. @cassiecaine #steampunkchat -9:23 PM Jul 13th, 2012

theresabreaux @syferlocke Oh Mal.. I’ll never take the sky from you #steampunkchat #serenity #browncoats -9:22 PM Jul 13th, 2012

jhameia Anyways, speaking of revolution, http://t.co/9JkWGBtV #steampunkchat -9:22 PM Jul 13th, 2012

JulienHarrison @SyferLocke Hate to see those two in a gunfight against each other. #steampunkchat -9:21 PM Jul 13th, 2012

SyferLocke @theresabreaux Han Solo and Mal Reynolds… men to be emulated… #steampunkchat -9:21 PM Jul 13th, 2012

SyferLocke @artificer13 sorry… #steampunkchat -9:20 PM Jul 13th, 2012

jhameia @artificer13 Thank goodness for small favours! #steampunkchat -9:19 PM Jul 13th, 2012

jhameia @cassiecaine *howling laughter* I don’t remember where the original story comes from, could be an Aesop or Indian tale #steampunkchat -9:18 PM Jul 13th, 2012

theresabreaux @syferlocke and I just spit my tea again. #steampunkchat -9:18 PM Jul 13th, 2012

artificer13 @theresabreaux I’m just pleased as punch we’re not exiting #steampunkchat with a d*ck joke. LOL! @cassiecaine @jhameia -9:18 PM Jul 13th, 2012

cassiecaine @jhameia My bad; I just realized I was remembering the version from the old V:tM manuals :p #steampunkchat -9:17 PM Jul 13th, 2012

jhameia @cassiecaine and they each think the part they touch is the whole of the elephant, and they argue about how to describe it #steampunkchat -9:17 PM Jul 13th, 2012

JulienHarrison …and when you pay for such a venue to go to, it makes me want to shoot them both and ask questions later. #steampunkchat -9:16 PM Jul 13th, 2012

jhameia @cassiecaine It’s the one where five blind men try to describe an elephant, each touches a different part #steampunkchat -9:16 PM Jul 13th, 2012

theresabreaux @cassiecaine: @jhameia That’s the one where someone feels the tusk and things the world is hard and unyielding, right? #steampunkchat OH MY -9:16 PM Jul 13th, 2012

JulienHarrison @jhameia Bearing witness yes. But I’ve seen cases where people try to dominate a whole room/group/site with the content… #steampunkchat -9:16 PM Jul 13th, 2012

SyferLocke @theresabreaux be like Han… shoot first #steampunkchat -9:15 PM Jul 13th, 2012

theresabreaux RT @julienharrison: In other words: Stab them outside. #steampunkchat <– oh I like the way you think -9:14 PM Jul 13th, 2012 jhameia @SyferLocke I sowwy ;_; #steampunkchat -9:14 PM Jul 13th, 2012 cassiecaine @jhameia That’s the one where someone feels the tusk and things the world is hard and unyielding, right? #steampunkchat -9:14 PM Jul 13th, 2012 JulienHarrison @jhameia “It’s a strange creature that has an arm growing out of its face…. #steampunkchat -9:14 PM Jul 13th, 2012 jhameia @theresabreaux it’s ok bb it’s ALWAYS me 😛 #steampunkchat -9:14 PM Jul 13th, 2012 jhameia @JulienHarrison Some of us appreciate those who bear witness to our actions and prevent our erasure. #steampunkchat -9:13 PM Jul 13th, 2012 SyferLocke @jhameia i totally picked the wrong moment to walk away from the screen… when i came back thats what i found… #steampunkchat -9:13 PM Jul 13th, 2012 jhameia @SyferLocke I was actually thinking of the story with the blind men trying to describe elephants, but okay. #steampunkchat -9:12 PM Jul 13th, 2012 SyferLocke yes… what is so noble and mature about biting your tongue when someone disrespects you through words or actions? #steampunkchat -9:12 PM Jul 13th, 2012 theresabreaux @syferlocke @jhameia It wasn’t me this time!! #steampunkchat -9:12 PM Jul 13th, 2012 JulienHarrison In other words: Stab them outside. #steampunkchat -9:12 PM Jul 13th, 2012 JulienHarrison @jhameia Civility should always be observed. If not to your opponent, than to the janitor that has to mop up the blood… #steampunkchat -9:11 PM Jul 13th, 2012 SyferLocke @jhameia between fondling elephants in dark rooms and online dicks.. i think we just entered the adult hour of #steampunkchat -9:11 PM Jul 13th, 2012 jhameia @VernianProcess But then I am this person in steampunk: http://t.co/PIgoY1kx #steampunkchat -9:11 PM Jul 13th, 2012 jhameia @VernianProcess There will be times when civilty isn’t deserved. It’s a baseline, but people do take advantage of it. #steampunkchat -9:10 PM Jul 13th, 2012 JulienHarrison Wow, you shocked the room into silence for a minute… #steampunkchat -9:10 PM Jul 13th, 2012 theresabreaux @jhameia @artificer13 I can neither confirm nor deny… ##steampunkchat -9:10 PM Jul 13th, 2012 jhameia @artificer13 I haven’t gone trawling for online dick in a while, don’t tempt me. #steampunkchat -9:09 PM Jul 13th, 2012 JulienHarrison @VernianProcess Conflict is fine, it’s when people want to take over chats and create problems for the sake of doing it. #steampunkchat -9:09 PM Jul 13th, 2012 artificer13 @cassiecaine pleased as punch to do it. #steampunkchat -9:08 PM Jul 13th, 2012 VernianProcess People should be outspoken but open and civil. If they are not open to evolution we can’t hope to move forward. #steampunkchat -9:07 PM Jul 13th, 2012 artificer13 @jhameia it sounds like someone’s been spending too much time on tumblr 😛 LOL @theresabreaux #steampunkchat -9:07 PM Jul 13th, 2012 artificer13 @thegeo Boo-urns to you <- 😉 @SyferLocke #steampunkchat -9:06 PM Jul 13th, 2012 cassiecaine @artificer13 Thank you for recording 🙂 #steampunkchat -9:06 PM Jul 13th, 2012 jhameia @theresabreaux I read that as “online dicks” and went WHAT. #steampunkchat -9:06 PM Jul 13th, 2012 ProfRaven RT @theresabreaux: @vernianprocess @ProfRaven @artificer13 Vote with your wallets and online clicks! #steampunkchat ##steampunkrevolution -9:05 PM Jul 13th, 2012 jhameia @JulienHarrison Elephants are pretty big. And we are fondling it in a dark, dark room. #steampunkchat -9:05 PM Jul 13th, 2012 artificer13 That’s our hour all, but feel free to keep nattering, I’ll keep the recording going as long as I’m awake 😉 #steampunkchat -9:05 PM Jul 13th, 2012 theresabreaux @vernianprocess @ProfRaven @artificer13 Vote with your wallets and online clicks! #steampunkchat ##steampunkrevolution -9:05 PM Jul 13th, 2012 thegeo @SyferLocke YOU JUST DEFINED AN END! #steampunkchat -9:05 PM Jul 13th, 2012 armyoftoys RT @jhameia: @DelilahSDawson Speaking of the lit, shameless self-promo here, STEAMPUNK: REVOLUTION comes out in October! #steampunkchat -9:05 PM Jul 13th, 2012 VernianProcess @cassiecaine @julienharrison YES, exactly. We need conflict, not monopolization of thought or cults of personality. #steampunkchat -9:05 PM Jul 13th, 2012 JulienHarrison And when two people can’t agree to disagree on something…it becomes as big as an elephant, and as loud. #steampunkchat -9:05 PM Jul 13th, 2012 SyferLocke @artificer13 @MarshalGabe if it has a definition, doesnt that mean we have seen the end of it? not eager for that in my life #steampunkchat -9:04 PM Jul 13th, 2012 theresabreaux RT @Jenny_Schwartz: Oops. @CindySPape & I are hosting next week’s #steampunkchat Theme: Steampunk tropes, stereotypes, cliches -9:04 PM Jul 13th, 2012 cassiecaine @julienharrison Conflict is the start of growth. #steampunkchat -9:04 PM Jul 13th, 2012 TampaSteampunk @jhameia Should we ever meet in person, I’ll have to cook for you! 🙂 #Steampunkchat -9:04 PM Jul 13th, 2012 jhameia @artificer13 the defining will come AFTER the death. Probably in a thousand years when archaeologists dig up our rayguns…. #steampunkchat -9:03 PM Jul 13th, 2012 RichardEPreston @Jenny_Schwartz @cassiecaine #steampunkchat me! -9:03 PM Jul 13th, 2012 JulienHarrison @VernianProcess True, but when you have that many opinions in a room, some are going to conflict. #steampunkchat -9:03 PM Jul 13th, 2012 ProfRaven RT @artificer13: @MarshalGabe I honestly hope it never is fully defined, I fear that will be the death of it. #steampunkchat -9:03 PM Jul 13th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz Yes 🙂 RT @cassiecaine: Anyone feel like these chats are too short? #steampunkchat -9:03 PM Jul 13th, 2012 artificer13 RT @Jenny_Schwartz: Oops. @CindySPape & I are hosting next week’s #steampunkchat Theme: Steampunk tropes, stereotypes, cliches -9:03 PM Jul 13th, 2012 artificer13 @MarshalGabe I honestly hope it never is fully defined, I fear that will be the death of it. #steampunkchat -9:02 PM Jul 13th, 2012 jhameia @cassiecaine Well one day they will go back to 2 hours……. #steampunkchat -9:02 PM Jul 13th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz @SyferLocke and that’s fun too 🙂 #steampunkchat -9:02 PM Jul 13th, 2012 jhameia @JulienHarrison The personal is political for me; hence why my lack of support for AP. #steampunkchat -9:02 PM Jul 13th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz Oops. @CindySPape & I are hosting next week’s #steampunkchat Theme: Steampunk tropes, stereotypes, cliches -9:02 PM Jul 13th, 2012 SyferLocke @Jenny_Schwartz good behavior? but but but… i never seem to manage to behave… #steampunkchat -9:02 PM Jul 13th, 2012 cassiecaine Anyone feel like these chats are too short? #steampunkchat -9:02 PM Jul 13th, 2012 MarshalGabe Thanks for the wonderful chat, all of you! #steampunkchat -9:02 PM Jul 13th, 2012 VernianProcess @ProfRaven @artificer13 A real steampunk revolution can’t be led by a select few. It’s going to take an army of open minds. #steampunkchat -9:02 PM Jul 13th, 2012 MerryBones RT @DelilahSDawson: In conclusion if its steampunk, its good and it probably involves goggles and hats, and dont erase stuff. #steampunkchat -9:02 PM Jul 13th, 2012 JulienHarrison @DelilahSDawson Exactly. #steampunkchat -9:02 PM Jul 13th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz Great #steampunkchat Interesting to see how everyone views “good behaviour” Till next week! -9:01 PM Jul 13th, 2012 DelilahSDawson In conclusion: if it’s steampunk, it’s good, and it probably involves goggles and hats, and don’t erase stuff. #steampunkchat -9:01 PM Jul 13th, 2012 jhameia I just want to shamelessly self-promote again, and repeat: STEAMPUNK: REVOLUTION, edited by Ann Vandermeer, comes out October #steampunkchat -9:01 PM Jul 13th, 2012 artificer13 @jhameia I love polite manners, but there are boundaries. When crossed, biting sarcasm can be employed. @CountessaLenora #steampunkchat -9:00 PM Jul 13th, 2012 MarshalGabe @artificer13 Steampunk may never be fully defined…but it’s going to be a fun ride sorting through it all! #steampunkchat -9:00 PM Jul 13th, 2012 jhameia @TampaSteampunk …….. !!!!! JELLUS! #steampunkchat -9:00 PM Jul 13th, 2012 JulienHarrison @jhameia Didn’t realize it was a personal issue with AP, I was trying to avoid the politics #steampunkchat -9:00 PM Jul 13th, 2012 kissmythistle @cassiecaine Awww! I love those irrelevant nonworking gears 🙂 #steampunkchat -9:00 PM Jul 13th, 2012 cassiecaine @artificer13 Yeah. Fuck ‘em all and let the kraken sort ‘em out. #steampunkchat -9:00 PM Jul 13th, 2012 CountessaLenora Thanks for the great chat! Always nice to hear others’ ideas. #steampunkchat -9:00 PM Jul 13th, 2012 ProfRaven @artificer13 watch it, or there will be Steampunk Revolution #steampunkchat #mythoughts -9:00 PM Jul 13th, 2012 NicoleLuiken RT @DelilahSDawson: So it’s looking like tonight’s #steampunkchat is going to be wild and woolly. 9pm EST, if you’re interested. I’ll be there! -9:00 PM Jul 13th, 2012 jhameia @JulienHarrison I’ll head this off right now: I’m no fan of theirs, and do not support them at all. Nothing left to be said! #steampunkchat -8:59 PM Jul 13th, 2012 ProfRaven @theresabreaux @cassiecaine @tampasteampunk and mine will be bubbly! #steampunkchat -8:59 PM Jul 13th, 2012 TampaSteampunk Off to eat late dinner. The Parmesan tilapia is done! Thanks for that great chat, once again. Night, guys! #Steampunkchat -8:59 PM Jul 13th, 2012 jhameia @theresabreaux Haha, no probs with that, I already talk about ‘em in my Steampunk: Revolution essay. #steampunkchat -8:59 PM Jul 13th, 2012 artificer13 We’re closing in on the end of our hour… any summary thoughts? #steampunkchat -8:59 PM Jul 13th, 2012 cassiecaine @kissmythistle I’m going go to the market and buy an octopus, and then glue gears to it JUST FOR YOU. 😉 #steampunkchat -8:59 PM Jul 13th, 2012 JulienHarrison @jhameia I’ll be happy to discuss this with you later, when it won’t over shadow the content of the chat. #steampunkchat -8:58 PM Jul 13th, 2012 theresabreaux @cassiecaine @TampaSteampunk It’s ok. I’ll be in the back with @ProfRaven 🙂 Your view will be fine! #steampunkchat -8:58 PM Jul 13th, 2012 jhameia @SyferLocke It’s cooler when it’s someone new to steampunk trying to break into the scene, but when it’s obvious marketing… #steampunkchat -8:58 PM Jul 13th, 2012 ProfRaven @JulienHarrison @jhameia I was thinking something similar #steampunkchat -8:58 PM Jul 13th, 2012 CountessaLenora @ProfRaven Darn Right! #steampunkchat -8:58 PM Jul 13th, 2012 kissmythistle @jhameia @SyferLocke But, c’mon, my gear-encrusted octopus is OMG so original, you must buy one and tell all your friends j/k #steampunkchat -8:57 PM Jul 13th, 2012 theresabreaux @jhameia @MarshalGabe Easy J! EASY NOW! #steampunkchat Now we’ll never get her to bed! -8:57 PM Jul 13th, 2012 jhameia @JulienHarrison You say that like AP’s success is of concern to me! ;D #steampunkchat -8:57 PM Jul 13th, 2012 SyferLocke @jhameia I know right? I am flattered to get all these invites, and most of them are pretty cool but its not all to my taste #steampunkchat -8:57 PM Jul 13th, 2012 ProfRaven @artificer13 @jhameia else there will be zombies & steampunk RPGs #steampunkchat -8:56 PM Jul 13th, 2012 cassiecaine @tampasteampunk Tiny hats are definitely nicer if you’re the one sitting *behind* the hat-wearer >.> #steampunkchat -8:56 PM Jul 13th, 2012

jhameia @CountessaLenora And that is why good manners aren’t part of how I do steampunk 😉 #steampunkchat -8:56 PM Jul 13th, 2012

VernianProcess I don’t have a problem with people trying to define #steampunk, but when they assume their opinions are absolute… #steampunkchat -8:56 PM Jul 13th, 2012

TampaSteampunk @jhameia I get that a lot, too. #Steampunkchat -8:56 PM Jul 13th, 2012

cassiecaine RT @artificer13: No rules, right? Vampires, time travel, nanobots. Goddam PUNK! Its ours because we make it ours! #steampunkchat -8:56 PM Jul 13th, 2012

CountessaLenora @kissmythistle Me too! I’ve got a lot of big hats. Love them! #steampunkchat -8:55 PM Jul 13th, 2012

JulienHarrison @jhameia Not to get political, but without the Capitialist system Abney Park wouldn’t exist. #steampunkchat -8:55 PM Jul 13th, 2012

jhameia @SyferLocke And post about it because it looks totally relevant to my audience! After all, I’m a steampunk blogger! #steampunkchat -8:55 PM Jul 13th, 2012

TampaSteampunk @kissmythistle Tiny hats are my guilty pleasure….. #Steampunkchat -8:55 PM Jul 13th, 2012

artificer13 @jhameia When ‘punk’ leaders “sell-out” and jank the system. I say #NoLeaders for a punk movement, except by example. #steampunkchat -8:55 PM Jul 13th, 2012

MerryBones RT@artificer13: @DelilahSDawson No rules right? Vampires, time travel, nanobots. Goddam PUNK! Its ours ’cause we make it ours #steampunkchat -8:55 PM Jul 13th, 2012

ProfRaven @theresabreaux @vernianprocess love it! #steampunkchat -8:55 PM Jul 13th, 2012

jhameia @SyferLocke OMG just because I blog about SP stuff means I’m supposed to accept anything steampunk-ish in my inbox. #steampunkchat -8:55 PM Jul 13th, 2012

JamesFox2010 heh, dont get me goin waving crimson now….. #steampunkchat -8:54 PM Jul 13th, 2012

kissmythistle @theresabreaux @vernianprocess Count me in to the side of the Big Hats #steampunkchat -8:54 PM Jul 13th, 2012

theresabreaux @profraven @VernianProcess My flask is in my hat. I got you covered, boo! #steampunkchat -8:54 PM Jul 13th, 2012

SteamParrot Have we talked #steampunk literature yet? Because there was some FB discussion of that as well… #steampunkchat… http://t.co/xDnmeHXm -8:54 PM Jul 13th, 2012

jhameia @MarshalGabe Sustainability! Environmentalism! Consumerism! Smash the capitalist system! #steampunkchat -8:54 PM Jul 13th, 2012

SyferLocke of a problem with the people who demand i support everything labeled steampunk just because i am one #steampunkchat -8:53 PM Jul 13th, 2012

artificer13 @DelilahSDawson No rules, right? Vampires, time travel, nanobots. Goddam PUNK! It’s ours because we make it ours! #steampunkchat -8:53 PM Jul 13th, 2012

CountessaLenora @jhameia Love you. You tell it like it is, no holds barred. #steampunkchat -8:53 PM Jul 13th, 2012

jhameia @artificer13 Which is to get control of a useful media and gank it to fit HER definition of steampunk? #steampunkchat -8:53 PM Jul 13th, 2012

cassiecaine @artificer13 “supposed to” and “has the ability to” are two different things. Dunno how it works there specifically. #steampunkchat -8:53 PM Jul 13th, 2012

MarshalGabe Question before chats end. Working on some SP 101 essays for @docfantastique Any ideas you think must be brought up? #steampunkchat -8:53 PM Jul 13th, 2012

artificer13 @cassiecaine NOBODY is supposed to delete from #goodreads without a valid reason. #steampunkchat -8:52 PM Jul 13th, 2012

ProfRaven @theresabreaux @vernianprocess is there alcohol? #steampunkchat -8:52 PM Jul 13th, 2012

SyferLocke on the #goodreads issue: just because these are the asshats du jour, they dont cross my radar much… i have as much… #steampunkchat -8:52 PM Jul 13th, 2012

kissmythistle @jhameia @cassiecaine Agreed on the conventions. There are a lot of FB communities but many of them are not exactly ‘open’ #steampunkchat -8:52 PM Jul 13th, 2012

jhameia @artificer13 Can we just name names out in the open, and say, Evelyn Kriete was just going what she ALWAYS does anyway? #steampunkchat -8:52 PM Jul 13th, 2012

JulienHarrison I mean look at the cult popping up around @SyferLocke. Really guys? #steampunkchat -8:52 PM Jul 13th, 2012

DelilahSDawson @artificer13 With many a grumblegrowl, I’m sure. As many interpretations of “what is steampunk lit” as costume, I suppose. #steampunkchat -8:52 PM Jul 13th, 2012

JamesFox2010 personality cults? #steampunkchat -8:51 PM Jul 13th, 2012

cassiecaine @artificer13 Thinking a community-voted list would be good; certain number of votes to be listed; no single person can delete #steampunkchat -8:51 PM Jul 13th, 2012

theresabreaux @vernianprocess Can I be on the side of fun and really big hats?? #steampunkchat -8:51 PM Jul 13th, 2012

jhameia @DelilahSDawson Speaking of the lit, shameless self-promo here, STEAMPUNK: REVOLUTION comes out in October! #steampunkchat -8:51 PM Jul 13th, 2012

ProfRaven @TampaSteampunk @julienharrison I’m in IT, and try to have at least 1 SP nod in my outfits #steampunkchat -8:51 PM Jul 13th, 2012

artificer13 @DelilahSDawson yes the #goodreads topic was brought up a few min ago. #Jankingthesystem #steampunkchat -8:50 PM Jul 13th, 2012

JulienHarrison @VernianProcess Very true; the personality cults, even and especially the unwanted ones tend to be popping up a lot. #steampunkchat -8:50 PM Jul 13th, 2012

ProfRaven @CountessaLenora YES! #steampunkchat Steampunk Revolution! -8:50 PM Jul 13th, 2012

TampaSteampunk @JulienHarrison I’m a journalist and dress with steampunk flair most days lol #Steampunkchat -8:50 PM Jul 13th, 2012

DelilahSDawson Have we talked #steampunk literature yet? Because there was some FB discussion of that as well… #steampunkchat -8:49 PM Jul 13th, 2012

cassiecaine @julienharrison I see it a lot through the bottom of a glass at a bar surrounded by the folks from SP diversity panels 😉 #steampunkchat -8:49 PM Jul 13th, 2012

ProfRaven @MarshalGabe @richardepreston very much so! I had quite a civil duel for a slot in the bathroom line! #steampunkchat -8:49 PM Jul 13th, 2012

SyferLocke i mean, i have a blue mohawk, and i listen to a lot of Social D, but thats not why i identify with the punk movement #steampunkchat -8:49 PM Jul 13th, 2012

VernianProcess It’s hard to pin it on just the “leaders”, though. The fans need to not be so intent on taking sides unless necessary. #steampunkchat -8:49 PM Jul 13th, 2012

JulienHarrison Then again, I go to work dressed Steampunk and I work at a Bank… #steampunkchat -8:49 PM Jul 13th, 2012

jhameia @cassiecaine Right? XD But not so long ago, that was where critical mass of steampunk could be found. #steampunkchat -8:49 PM Jul 13th, 2012

CountessaLenora @SyferLocke There are a lot more midwest and west groups in the US. In Canada we’re still growing in those areas. #steampunkchat -8:49 PM Jul 13th, 2012

ProfRaven @jhameia @richardepreston exactly! #steampunkchat -8:48 PM Jul 13th, 2012

JulienHarrison …The look just seems to be the same for that particular attitude. #steampunkchat -8:48 PM Jul 13th, 2012

jhameia @VernianProcess You guys are ridic modest and mad supportive of all others. *fistpump* #steampunkchat -8:48 PM Jul 13th, 2012

JulienHarrison @RichardEPreston In a lot of ways yes, but honestly I personally see Steampunk more as an attitude than a look… #steampunkchat -8:48 PM Jul 13th, 2012

SyferLocke @RichardEPreston maybe… but much in the way Punk is defined by a look… its also defined by a sound, an attitude… #steampunkchat -8:48 PM Jul 13th, 2012

CountessaLenora @ProfRaven Oh, that could be fun. Steampunk Revolution, now with Zombies… #steampunkchat -8:48 PM Jul 13th, 2012

cassiecaine @jhameia Wow, I haven’t looked at that comm in a long, long time. I nearly forgot LJ existed >.> #steampunkchat -8:48 PM Jul 13th, 2012

MarshalGabe @RichardEPreston Attitude plays a big part. Idea of manners and civility also at center of SP #steampunkchat -8:48 PM Jul 13th, 2012

jhameia @RichardEPreston Depends on who you talk to; yes, the aesthetic is important but aesthetic is more than just visual #steampunkchat -8:48 PM Jul 13th, 2012

VernianProcess On the musical end, we’ve made it a point to support the musician community at large and discourage status abuse. #steampunkchat -8:47 PM Jul 13th, 2012

SyferLocke @ProfRaven @CountessaLenora @jhameia and then there is SCARS and GPS in the midwest #steampunkchat -8:47 PM Jul 13th, 2012

jhameia @cassiecaine LJ comm steamfashion is a huge one. Thankfully with cons popping up those are becoming major gateways 😀 #steampunkchat -8:47 PM Jul 13th, 2012

RichardEPreston @jhameia @julienharrison #steampunkchat But isn’t steampunk defined largely by its look? -8:47 PM Jul 13th, 2012

theresabreaux @julienharrison Nope! MUAHHAHAHAH! @mattdelman #steampunkchat -8:46 PM Jul 13th, 2012

ProfRaven @CountessaLenora does this mean I get an RPG? #steampunkchat -8:46 PM Jul 13th, 2012

SyferLocke @jhameia dont get me wrong, i am in groups run by those people, but so are many others who have a voice worth listening to #steampunkchat -8:46 PM Jul 13th, 2012

VernianProcess @SyferLocke: Agreed. #steampunkchat -8:46 PM Jul 13th, 2012

ProfRaven @CountessaLenora @jhameia there’s a great group in Seattle, not much online presence, Seattle Steam Rats #steampunkchat -8:45 PM Jul 13th, 2012

cassiecaine @jhameia Yes, true. It’s a difficult problem. Where are the gateways? Where are the walls? *ponders* #steampunkchat -8:45 PM Jul 13th, 2012

MarshalGabe @SyferLocke Snob is not a word I would ever consider you given your @docfantastique postings. #steampunkchat -8:45 PM Jul 13th, 2012

jhameia @SyferLocke Yes, this is true. And this is why I raise my eyebrow everytime I see new Blogger followers XD #steampunkchat -8:45 PM Jul 13th, 2012

CountessaLenora @ProfRaven Yes, lets! #steampunkchat -8:45 PM Jul 13th, 2012

TampaSteampunk @SyferLocke Amen. #Steampunkchat -8:45 PM Jul 13th, 2012

jhameia @JulienHarrison As far as the fashion goes it might as well be set in stone, snerk. #steampunkchat -8:44 PM Jul 13th, 2012

CountessaLenora @jhameia There are more groups just starting to surface in the west. Finally! #steampunkchat -8:44 PM Jul 13th, 2012

ProfRaven @artificer13 @theresabreaux @syferlocke @jhameia MWAHAHA #steampunkchat -8:44 PM Jul 13th, 2012

jhameia @cassiecaine One of the problems is the gateways are quite centralized; it’s involves how ppl are intro’d to SP #steampunkchat -8:44 PM Jul 13th, 2012

SyferLocke if you choose to lead, you assume a responsibility, you represent the rest of us… im tired of being thought of as snobbish #steampunkchat -8:44 PM Jul 13th, 2012

CountessaLenora @jhameia Unfortunately it is a pattern that has to be broken, but it’s hard to break. #steampunkchat -8:44 PM Jul 13th, 2012

theresabreaux @cassiecaine Too right! #steampunkchat #decentralize -8:44 PM Jul 13th, 2012

ProfRaven @CountessaLenora let’s choose both! #steampunkchat -8:43 PM Jul 13th, 2012

JulienHarrison @SyferLocke What, you didn’t know Steampunk is brown goth? (Don’t anyone dare take that seriously) #steampunkchat -8:43 PM Jul 13th, 2012

jhameia @SyferLocke Oh they’re brassy enough. But even if they did wear goggles and tophats there wouldn’t be space up their arses. #steampunkchat -8:43 PM Jul 13th, 2012

theresabreaux @syferlocke @artificer13 So where does the working go in my #steampunk b-omb? #steampunkchat -8:43 PM Jul 13th, 2012

artificer13 @ProfRaven damn! you KNOW I <3s me my #zombies! #Mwhahaha @theresabreaux @syferlocke @jhameia #steampunkchat -8:43 PM Jul 13th, 2012 ProfRaven @cassiecaine that seems to be a requisite for #steampunk these days, promotes diversity which I love #steampunkchat -8:43 PM Jul 13th, 2012 jhameia @CountessaLenora I think the problem is that we keep turning a blind eye, and they take advantage of people who DON’T know. #steampunkchat -8:43 PM Jul 13th, 2012 CountessaLenora @ProfRaven Oh, do I have to choose? I do love a good zombie. #steampunkchat -8:42 PM Jul 13th, 2012 jhameia @CountessaLenora Well your founding Steampunk Canada allowed for critical mass, at least on the Eastern half of the country #steampunkchat -8:42 PM Jul 13th, 2012 SyferLocke @jhameia not enough brass and brown? lol #steampunkchat -8:42 PM Jul 13th, 2012 ProfRaven “@TampaSteampunk: @artificer13 I could name a few places those “abusers” could stick their goggles and top hats…. #Steampunkchat” THIS -8:42 PM Jul 13th, 2012 jhameia @TampaSteampunk But they don’t wear goggles or tophats, that’s the problem. #steampunkchat -8:42 PM Jul 13th, 2012 JulienHarrison @theresabreaux He really doesn’t have a choice does he…? #steampunkchat -8:41 PM Jul 13th, 2012 ProfRaven “@MarshalGabe: @artificer13 True democracy. Vote with your voice, your wallets, and your page views. #steampunkchat” THIS -8:41 PM Jul 13th, 2012 cassiecaine Decentralize so one voice can’t have all the power in the first place. #steampunkchat -8:41 PM Jul 13th, 2012 CountessaLenora @jhameia Haha just saw this. We have great groups across the country too. #steampunkchat -8:41 PM Jul 13th, 2012 SyferLocke @TampaSteampunk i am a bit, myself… lol #steampunkchat -8:41 PM Jul 13th, 2012 ProfRaven @artificer13 @theresabreaux @syferlocke @jhameia Revolt! Or zombies #steampunkchat -8:41 PM Jul 13th, 2012 theresabreaux @tampasteampunk @SyferLocke @docfantastique Don’t worry @mattdelman loves us anyway #steampunkchat -8:41 PM Jul 13th, 2012 ProfRaven @TampaSteampunk @syferlocke @docfantastique right? *wink* #steampunkchat -8:40 PM Jul 13th, 2012 jhameia @artificer13 which leads solely by clogging up the gateways! #steampunkchat -8:40 PM Jul 13th, 2012 SyferLocke @artificer13 I aim to misbehave #steampunkchat -8:40 PM Jul 13th, 2012 CountessaLenora @artificer13 Don’t listen and don’t enable their abuse. #steampunkchat -8:40 PM Jul 13th, 2012 JulienHarrison @artificer13 Totally tongue in cheek: Shoot him. And now I duck for the flamestorm. #steampunkchat -8:40 PM Jul 13th, 2012 SyferLocke @artificer13 well, if they want to be the authority… the Empire so to speak, i guess that makes me the Steampunk IRA… #steampunkchat -8:40 PM Jul 13th, 2012 TampaSteampunk @artificer13 I could name a few places those “abusers” could stick their goggles and top hats…. #Steampunkchat -8:40 PM Jul 13th, 2012 RichardEPreston #steampunkchat Hi all sorry so late as usual – kids! -8:40 PM Jul 13th, 2012 jhameia @artificer13 Oh the stories one could tell about that “leading voice”… #steampunkchat -8:40 PM Jul 13th, 2012 MarshalGabe @artificer13 True democracy. Vote with your voice, your wallets, and your page views. #steampunkchat -8:40 PM Jul 13th, 2012 theresabreaux @artificer13 @SyferLocke @jhameia The short answer is find a new “voice” #steampunkchat -8:40 PM Jul 13th, 2012 ProfRaven @MarshalGabe @djdoctor_q @artificeclub I like them! April event was great! #steampunkchat -8:40 PM Jul 13th, 2012 artificer13 @theresabreaux @SyferLocke @jhameia So what should a community do when a “leading voice” is abusing it? http://t.co/3KhRgp59 #steampunkchat -8:39 PM Jul 13th, 2012 TampaSteampunk @SyferLocke I <3 @docfantastique but I’m also biased 🙂 #Steampunkchat -8:39 PM Jul 13th, 2012 ProfRaven @jhameia @tampasteampunk there’s so much room in #steampunk that it distresses me to see non-sharing #steampunkchat -8:39 PM Jul 13th, 2012 jhameia @cassiecaine I personally took my cue from @writersyndrome, who’s another straddler of the academic/plebe world. #steampunkchat -8:39 PM Jul 13th, 2012 JulienHarrison @MarshalGabe Yeah, I know. #steampunkchat -8:39 PM Jul 13th, 2012 MarshalGabe Credit due to @djdoctor_Q and @artificeclub as well for what htey do in the south. #steampunkchat -8:38 PM Jul 13th, 2012 TampaSteampunk @jhameia That accessibility is what makes him so wonderful. #Steampunkchat -8:38 PM Jul 13th, 2012 JulienHarrison @ProfRaven It takes a lot of work and time to be able to build a business enough to live the life of a conmerchant. #steampunkchat -8:38 PM Jul 13th, 2012 SyferLocke @docfantastique and @spcpress for steampunk news leaders… goings on and what not #steampunkchat -8:38 PM Jul 13th, 2012 MarshalGabe @JulienHarrison Chief is a great guy to work with. Same with @sikesAaron who’s the EiC for the website. #steampunkchat -8:38 PM Jul 13th, 2012 theresabreaux RT @JulienHarrison: @mattdelman (Dr. Fantastique) is another good leader. #steampunkchat -8:38 PM Jul 13th, 2012 jhameia @TampaSteampunk I find the fact that he shares it with the masses very happy-making. He’s no ivory-tower academic. #steampunkchat -8:37 PM Jul 13th, 2012 kissmythistle @vonslatt Those pesky day jobs are always getting in the way! #steampunkchat -8:37 PM Jul 13th, 2012 ProfRaven @cassiecaine @vonslatt I’d love #steampunk to BE my dayjob #steampunkchat -8:37 PM Jul 13th, 2012 JulienHarrison @mattdelman (Dr. Fantastique) is another good leader. #steampunkchat -8:37 PM Jul 13th, 2012 CountessaLenora @jhameia And again I agree wholeheartedly. @Steamscholar is a national treasure. #steampunkchat -8:36 PM Jul 13th, 2012 TampaSteampunk @jhameia His posts and research are very thought-provoking. #Steampunkchat -8:36 PM Jul 13th, 2012 cassiecaine @vonslatt Maybe some future topic here needs to be “making cool steampunk stuff while not missing your day job.” 😉 #steampunkchat -8:36 PM Jul 13th, 2012 CountessaLenora @cassiecaine No worries. I understand. #steampunkchat -8:36 PM Jul 13th, 2012 jhameia @MarshalGabe @SteamScholar is one of our academic leaders, yeah, and I think one of our most accessible. #steampunkchat -8:35 PM Jul 13th, 2012 theresabreaux @artificer13 @SyferLocke @jhameia dun dun duuuunnnnn #goodreads #steampunkchat -8:35 PM Jul 13th, 2012 VernianProcess #steampunkchat Checking in for a bit, albeit sporadically. Quite the intruiging topic tonight… let’s see if I can get stable mobile ‘net. -8:35 PM Jul 13th, 2012 MarshalGabe @jhameia They’ve got more opportunities coming up to help promote their brand outside of conventions, thankfully. #steampunkchat -8:35 PM Jul 13th, 2012 CountessaLenora @vonslatt Day job makes a huge difference. #steampunkchat -8:35 PM Jul 13th, 2012 cassiecaine @countessalenora Sorry if it came off brusquely. Twitter limits make everything sound harsh. #steampunkchat -8:35 PM Jul 13th, 2012 jhameia @MarshalGabe So I’m really happy they’re going places since I couldn’t help. #steampunkchat -8:35 PM Jul 13th, 2012 TampaSteampunk @MarshalGabe @cassiecaine I like Unhallowed Metropolis #Steampunkchat -8:34 PM Jul 13th, 2012 jhameia @MarshalGabe They tried to get an interview with me back in ’09 but I had a pretty set agenda for what I want to so in SP #steampunkchat -8:34 PM Jul 13th, 2012 JulienHarrison Oh God here we go… #steampunkchat -8:34 PM Jul 13th, 2012 SyferLocke @artificer13 yeah…. put on your hipwaders… lol #steampunkchat -8:34 PM Jul 13th, 2012 vonslatt @jhameia @cassiecaine Exclusivity! iz marketing strategy. Also, haz day job. #steampunkchat -8:34 PM Jul 13th, 2012 artificer13 @TampaSteampunk -> @CogIsDead have such an amazing mix of styles on their album, but it all works so well. #steampunkchat -8:34 PM Jul 13th, 2012

CountessaLenora @cassiecaine Ah, that makes sense 🙂 #steampunkchat -8:34 PM Jul 13th, 2012

MarshalGabe @jhameia And really nice people. They’ve done two interviews with me. #steampunkchat -8:34 PM Jul 13th, 2012

CountessaLenora @jhameia I definitely agree on League of Steam. They have grown. #steampunkchat -8:34 PM Jul 13th, 2012

jhameia @cassiecaine In Canada @CountessaLenora is Queen! @vicsteamexpo does good work too. #steampunkchat -8:33 PM Jul 13th, 2012

MarshalGabe @steampunkscholar Is another person I read a lot of for talk on Steampunk. #steampunkchat -8:33 PM Jul 13th, 2012

artificer13 @SyferLocke @jhameia which brings us to the rather unsavory revelations from #goodreads this week http://t.co/3l0Z2l6F #steampunkchat -8:33 PM Jul 13th, 2012

cassiecaine @countessalenora And that’s the reason for asking 😉 I’m collecting data! I’m curious about possible common threads. #steampunkchat -8:33 PM Jul 13th, 2012

jhameia @MarshalGabe Yes! League of Steam has been doing really good work out West! They’ve really grown ^^ #steampunkchat -8:32 PM Jul 13th, 2012

TampaSteampunk I really like The @CogIsDead, musically. I feel inspired to write a sci-fi story AND dance when I hear their music. #Steampunkchat -8:32 PM Jul 13th, 2012

SyferLocke @cassiecaine Mad Raven and Cracked Monocle #steampunkchat -8:32 PM Jul 13th, 2012

MarshalGabe @cassiecaine Deadlands, Mage: the Ascension, Castle Falkenstein, Adventure!, all personal favorites. #steampunkchat -8:32 PM Jul 13th, 2012

JulienHarrison Mike Amend; Brute Force Studios, Ian Finch, whoever made The Will of the People… yes I murdered the spelling. #steampunkchat -8:32 PM Jul 13th, 2012

CountessaLenora @cassiecaine Depends on which country you’re talking about again. Each one will say their own. #steampunkchat -8:32 PM Jul 13th, 2012

jhameia @cassiecaine I believe Brute Force Leather has been taking the stage lately on the Maker end. @vonslatt is very camera-shy! #steampunkchat -8:32 PM Jul 13th, 2012

cassiecaine @marshalgabe You mentioned RPGs; any in particular stand out? #steampunkchat -8:31 PM Jul 13th, 2012

jhameia @cassiecaine letting musicians like @unwoman, the Clockwork Dolls to step up. #steampunkchat -8:30 PM Jul 13th, 2012

cassiecaine @julienharrison re: von Slatt. Who are the big makers these days? And I don’t mean the “glue gears on leather” ones. #steampunkchat -8:30 PM Jul 13th, 2012

jhameia @cassiecaine For me the leaders in steampunk music always have been @VernianProcess BUT @JoshuaAPfeiffer‘s always stepped bac #steampunkchat -8:30 PM Jul 13th, 2012

SyferLocke @jhameia @cassiecaine yes, because there are too many things going on for anyone to have their finger in ALL the pies #steampunkchat -8:30 PM Jul 13th, 2012

JulienHarrison Although in von Slatt’s case its more by example than by voice. Datamancer too. #steampunkchat -8:29 PM Jul 13th, 2012

MarshalGabe @cassiecaine West Coast the League of STEAM is a big influence. Ingrid Chamberlain of SD in many ways. Swing Goths in SF #steampunkchat -8:29 PM Jul 13th, 2012

cassiecaine @jhameia How about someone you personally take cues from? (if you don’t mind) #steampunkchat -8:29 PM Jul 13th, 2012

JulienHarrison @cassiecaine The Red Fork Empire, Lone Wolf, and Jake von Slatt #steampunkchat -8:28 PM Jul 13th, 2012

jhameia @cassiecaine Depends on which area of steampunk you’re talking about. #steampunkchat -8:28 PM Jul 13th, 2012

SyferLocke @jhameia very true… and we should be vigilant for sycophants and zealots among followers as much as with leaders #steampunkchat -8:28 PM Jul 13th, 2012

TampaSteampunk @jhameia I agree. #Steampunkchat -8:27 PM Jul 13th, 2012

CountessaLenora @jhameia Very true. Lead by example and be helpful, but let others do things themselves and grow. #steampunkchat -8:27 PM Jul 13th, 2012

cassiecaine @jhameia Who would you say are the leaders these days? (besides the already mentioned ASI and AP) #steampunkchat -8:27 PM Jul 13th, 2012

MarshalGabe @cassiecaine RPGs have always been one of my biggest SP influences personally. And Western Lore #steampunkchat -8:26 PM Jul 13th, 2012

jhameia @SyferLocke Leaders also need to know how to step back and let everyone else have a go at steering. Wonderful things happen. #steampunkchat -8:26 PM Jul 13th, 2012

CountessaLenora @TampaSteampunk LOL True. #steampunkchat -8:25 PM Jul 13th, 2012

MarshalGabe @TampaSteampunk Boy do I know that one in the Southwest as well. Barely ever get to wear my duster. #steampunkchat -8:25 PM Jul 13th, 2012

jhameia @SyferLocke One would hope, but it’s easy to get swept away with the leaders’ visions too. #steampunkchat -8:25 PM Jul 13th, 2012

CountessaLenora @artificer13 You bet. My fur pieces are practical too. #steampunkchat -8:24 PM Jul 13th, 2012

cassiecaine @marshalgabe Yes, and I think I’m love :3 #steampunkchat -8:24 PM Jul 13th, 2012

TampaSteampunk @CountessaLenora I wish I could wear (faux) fur! Too hot in Florida! No such thing as winter steampunk wardrobe. #Steampunkchat -8:24 PM Jul 13th, 2012

jhameia @steamboat28 …. but what differentiates an “artificial” subculture from a “natural” subculture? #steampunkchat -8:24 PM Jul 13th, 2012

JulienHarrison @steamboat28 Can Steampunk be classified as an -artificial- subculture? Artificial sounds like it was planned. #steampunkchat -8:23 PM Jul 13th, 2012

SyferLocke …choose to be lead, rather then leaders forcing themselves on the following #steampunkchat -8:23 PM Jul 13th, 2012

artificer13 @CountessaLenora @jhameia – I have some fur pieces coming to #teslacon. High altitudes are COLD! #steampunkchat -8:23 PM Jul 13th, 2012

MarshalGabe Speaking of. Anyone else been reading the “Making Steampunk Cool(er)” blog posts? #steampunkchat -8:23 PM Jul 13th, 2012

jhameia @JulienHarrison Some are, but I’d argue there’s a definite self-consciousness in what we’re doing together too. #steampunkchat -8:23 PM Jul 13th, 2012

SyferLocke some people prefer to lead, and some to follow, and both have a place in both punk and steampunk, as long as followers… #steampunkchat -8:23 PM Jul 13th, 2012

cassiecaine @steamboat28 Growth doesn’t happen in a vacuum, though. What are the major influences on the steampunk community today? #steampunkchat -8:23 PM Jul 13th, 2012

JulienHarrison @TampaSteampunk No argument from me. Robert and his crew are continuing to pave the way in Steampunk Music. #steampunkchat -8:22 PM Jul 13th, 2012

CountessaLenora @jhameia I’ve got some fur on a few of my winter pieces. I’d love to see more too! #steampunkchat -8:22 PM Jul 13th, 2012

ShaiUnfiltered Trying to follow #steampunkchat and watch #maddow, I’m not talented enough -8:22 PM Jul 13th, 2012

SyferLocke @jhameia would be cool #steampunkchat -8:21 PM Jul 13th, 2012

steamboat28@jhameia Artificial subcultures should grow organically, just as their natural counterparts, imo. #steampunkchat -8:21 PM Jul 13th, 2012
TampaSteampunk @MarshalGabe Lol I’m not in charge. I just founded it. We all scheme up meetings, contests, outings, etc. #Steampunkchat -8:19 PM Jul 13th, 2012

cassiecaine Mostly, steampunk seems to be about hats… 😉 #steampunkchat -8:19 PM Jul 13th, 2012

JulienHarrison Right @SyferLocke, but more in a social sense rather than in a regime sense. #steampunkchat -8:18 PM Jul 13th, 2012

jhameia @TampaSteampunk definitions lead; descriptions evolve. #steampunkchat -8:18 PM Jul 13th, 2012

SyferLocke just not anyone who “owns” it, or a hierarchy, such as SCA or another formally organized group #steampunkchat -8:18 PM Jul 13th, 2012

MarshalGabe @TampaSteampunk Well that’s why you’re in charge, right? 😉 At least in your area. #steampunkchat -8:18 PM Jul 13th, 2012

jhameia @TampaSteampunk To describe is to observe and come up with, well, descriptions. To DEFINE is to set the tone. #steampunkchat -8:18 PM Jul 13th, 2012

cassiecaine http://t.co/njwVw286 Looks to me like the community decided what it wanted to be. #steampunkchat -8:18 PM Jul 13th, 2012

JulienHarrison The cat’s alive! #steampunkchat -8:18 PM Jul 13th, 2012

SyferLocke there are leaders though, just like punk has leaders… people who stand out, who lead the way, who blaze the trail… #steampunkchat -8:18 PM Jul 13th, 2012

jhameia @theresabreaux that’s how you have a punk ideal incorporating anti-racism and sex-positivity (as w/the original skinheads) #steampunkchat -8:17 PM Jul 13th, 2012

CountessaLenora @cassiecaine @artificer There are a lot of different “communities” with different ideas, activities and imaginations. #steampunkchat -8:17 PM Jul 13th, 2012

TampaSteampunk @JulienHarrison that’s what I like about it. It’s very friendly w/o having to have “leaders.” I don’t want to follow anyone. #Steampunkchat -8:17 PM Jul 13th, 2012

artificer13 @jhameia I’d argue that to describe you must define. A bit of Schrodinger’s Cat situation. #steampunkchat -8:17 PM Jul 13th, 2012

DelilahSDawson I… don’t want a real definition. I don’t want to be told I’m doing it wrong, or my skirt is hiked wrong. I <3 the openness. #steampunkchat -8:17 PM Jul 13th, 2012 jhameia @theresabreaux Not necessarily; punk (as in 70′s punk) has an anti-establishment sense to it, not just against norms #steampunkchat -8:17 PM Jul 13th, 2012 MarshalGabe @theresabreaux @jhameia Sorry, was going for a quick joke. #steampunkchat -8:16 PM Jul 13th, 2012 TampaSteampunk @jhameia Ooo, can you expound on the diff between defining and describing? #Steampunkchat -8:16 PM Jul 13th, 2012 JulienHarrison And don’t get me wrong–that is a good thing. #steampunkchat -8:16 PM Jul 13th, 2012 jhameia @MarshalGabe According to how you’re using it in this case #steampunkchat -8:15 PM Jul 13th, 2012 theresabreaux @jhameia @MarshalGabe I thought the punk referred to merely bucking the “norm” ?? #steampunkchat -8:15 PM Jul 13th, 2012 cassiecaine No, not as sticky as an SCA garb check 😉 But what is not easily defined through words may be grasped through pictures. #steampunkchat -8:15 PM Jul 13th, 2012 jhameia @artificer13 Two very different dynamics going on there. #steampunkchat -8:15 PM Jul 13th, 2012 artificer13 @MarshalGabe @cassiecaine sounds very punk to me. #steampunkchat -8:15 PM Jul 13th, 2012 JulienHarrison @artificier13 There are too many people involved in the culture with no actual leaders to come up with a real definition. #steampunkchat -8:15 PM Jul 13th, 2012 jhameia @artificer13 I remember @magpiekilljoy pointing out in a panel, there’s a diff between “defining” and “describing”… #steampunkchat -8:15 PM Jul 13th, 2012 MarshalGabe @artificer13 @cassiecaine I often tell people there are many definitions of SP as there are Steampunks #steampunkchat -8:15 PM Jul 13th, 2012 SyferLocke @jhameia no, they werent… they just did what they do… and refused to let anyone tell them they were wrong #steampunkchat -8:14 PM Jul 13th, 2012 MarshalGabe @jhameia According to dictionary? A spongy substance derived from fungi #joke #steampunkchat -8:14 PM Jul 13th, 2012 jhameia @cassiecaine how sticky are they? stitch-counting and all? #steampunkchat -8:14 PM Jul 13th, 2012 CountessaLenora @jhameia Punk = attitude #steampunkchat -8:14 PM Jul 13th, 2012 artificer13 @cassiecaine I’d disagree w/that, since #steampunk can’t even come up w/a definition of what it actually is. @countessalenora #steampunkchat -8:14 PM Jul 13th, 2012 TampaSteampunk @steamboat28 I don’t completely agree that steampunk started as punk. It was a tongue-in-cheek play off cyberpunk. #Steampunkchat -8:14 PM Jul 13th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz @cassiecaine Good point! community has developed norms #steampunkchat -8:13 PM Jul 13th, 2012 kissmythistle @DelilahSDawson Hear, hear. The inventiveness and spirit of fun attracted me to the subculture in the first place! #steampunkchat -8:13 PM Jul 13th, 2012 jhameia @SyferLocke Not like the original punks were running around calling themselves punk. #steampunkchat -8:13 PM Jul 13th, 2012 TampaSteampunk @jhameia That’s very true. For me, it works though. Maybe not for others. #Steampunkchat -8:13 PM Jul 13th, 2012 jhameia @MarshalGabe what’s the running definition of “punk” though? #steampunkchat -8:13 PM Jul 13th, 2012 steamboat28 @MarshalGabe No, it doesn’t have to be “punk” in most senses, but that’s the sort of way the genre started, #steampunkchat -8:12 PM Jul 13th, 2012 SyferLocke @MarshalGabe agreed wholeheartedly… in fact, sometimes its pretty punk to NOT be a punk… lol #steampunkchat -8:12 PM Jul 13th, 2012 JulienHarrison Time travel is a wonderful way to adapt almost anything to the Steampunk culture. But the keyword is adaptation. #steampunkchat -8:12 PM Jul 13th, 2012 jhameia @TampaSteampunk “Steampunk” is quite the convenient catchphrase for “weird anachronistic shit”! #steampunkchat -8:12 PM Jul 13th, 2012 artificer13 @SyferLocke Excellent point, and very apt here. True punk movements are anarchistic, but moralistic. Very #steampunk, no? #steampunkchat -8:12 PM Jul 13th, 2012 cassiecaine @countessalenora …the community has already made its own rules, and is sticking to them. #steampunkchat -8:12 PM Jul 13th, 2012 cassiecaine @countessalenora Oh, I do. But the fact that I can give you a formula for putting together a steampunk outfit says that… #steampunkchat -8:11 PM Jul 13th, 2012 MarshalGabe @SyferLocke I don’t disagree with that. I just don’t think everything has to be Punk in Steampunk…odd as that might sound #steampunkchat -8:11 PM Jul 13th, 2012 DelilahSDawson However one might personally define #steampunk, I feel the important part is the spirit of invention and inclusiveness. #steampunkchat -8:11 PM Jul 13th, 2012 TampaSteampunk @artificer13 I think time machines are what confuse things bc considering them, any era could be #steampunk. #Steampunkchat -8:11 PM Jul 13th, 2012 MarshalGabe @artificer13 Said influence. Have guy in Vegas who dresses Roman for some events. Claims time travel. We think it’s cool #steampunkchat -8:11 PM Jul 13th, 2012 CountessaLenora @cassiecaine Look away, look in a mirror and make your own 🙂 #steampunkchat -8:11 PM Jul 13th, 2012 JulienHarrison There is only so much brass and gears you can glue on something before it becomes old. #steampunkchat -8:10 PM Jul 13th, 2012 TampaSteampunk @MarshalGabe SteamPunk Magazine does an awesome job of addressing the “punk” in “steampunk” for those who like it. #Steampunkchat -8:10 PM Jul 13th, 2012 SyferLocke @MarshalGabe yes and no…. there is definitely a punk spirit to steampunk, beyond its attachment to cyberpunk #steampunkchat -8:10 PM Jul 13th, 2012 cassiecaine @countessalenora I ardently wish that was true. I’ve not seen a lot of imagination recently. #steampunkchat -8:10 PM Jul 13th, 2012 DelilahSDawson @WinfieldHStrock AnachroCon was my first con ever. =) It was a fantastic place to start. #steampunkchat -8:10 PM Jul 13th, 2012 vscotttheauthor @Jenny_Schwartz Fortunately she was on the throne for a VERY long time LOL! #steampunkchat -8:09 PM Jul 13th, 2012 artificer13 @MarshalGabe what about temporal anomalies? The Time Machine, etc? #steampunkchat -8:09 PM Jul 13th, 2012 WinfieldHStrock Loved AnachroCon. So nice to hang out with people I can converse with without feeling such an outsider #steampunkchat -8:09 PM Jul 13th, 2012 CountessaLenora @TampaSteampunk There is no dress code. It’s all about imagination and creativity…and Fun! #steampunkchat -8:09 PM Jul 13th, 2012 MarshalGabe @artificer13 I consider the punk bit of misnomer. Off hand attachment due to cyberpunk. #steampunkchat -8:09 PM Jul 13th, 2012 MerryBones @artificer13 @TampaSteampunk Right? Rules are for breaking. And they’re more like guidelines anyway. #steampunkchat -8:08 PM Jul 13th, 2012 SyferLocke @artificer13 exactly… although most punks do follow a moral code of mutual respect more or less #steampunkchat -8:08 PM Jul 13th, 2012 artificer13 @WinfieldHStrock @TampaSteampunk you can post w/ hashtag #steampunkchat (and follow the search) or go to http://t.co/p7p4vbmB #sign in -8:08 PM Jul 13th, 2012 TampaSteampunk @cassiecaine Ppl seem to fight more on the message boards and online forums over dress code, as opposed to lit. #Steampunkchat -8:08 PM Jul 13th, 2012 steamboat28 @artificer13 Exactly. I think that the “rules” of steampunk are simply “steam” and “punk.” Take them as you will. #Steampunkchat -8:08 PM Jul 13th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz @DelilahSDawson Ooh what’d I miss? #steampunkchat -8:07 PM Jul 13th, 2012 kissmythistle AnachroCon says….rules? 1) Have fun, 2) come to our show and have fun #steampunkchat -8:07 PM Jul 13th, 2012 TampaSteampunk @CountessaLenora It differs person-to-person, the reason why no one can agree on a collective definition of steampunk. #Steampunkchat -8:07 PM Jul 13th, 2012 artificer13 @TampaSteampunk Another excellent point. Who makes the rules, -how are they enforced? PUNK is all about breaking rules #steampunkchat -8:07 PM Jul 13th, 2012 DelilahSDawson Judging by the FB discussions flying around today, I think the main rule is to not delete a bunch of stuff on Goodreads. =) #steampunkchat -8:07 PM Jul 13th, 2012 SyferLocke @julienharrison http://t.co/13RqXrBI #steampunkchat -8:06 PM Jul 13th, 2012 CountessaLenora @TampaSteampunk What were the rules they came up with? #steampunkchat -8:06 PM Jul 13th, 2012 MerryBones Those are good rules. RT @CountessaLenora: Good evening fellow steampunks! Two rules for me 1. Have Fun 2. Be Splendid. #steampunkchat -8:06 PM Jul 13th, 2012 cassiecaine What kinds of rules are we talking about here? Dress code? Lit. rules? #steampunkchat -8:06 PM Jul 13th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz @WinfieldHStrock I think @artificer13 makes interesting point that diversity & welcomes comes from rules of respect #steampunkchat -8:06 PM Jul 13th, 2012 MarshalGabe @artificer13 @MerryBones SP does have quite a few guidelines though. 19th-Early 20th Cent. Influence for instance. #steampunkchat -8:06 PM Jul 13th, 2012 TampaSteampunk Sorry, *think. #Steampunkchat -8:06 PM Jul 13th, 2012 TampaSteampunk @artificer13 I ink the problem is who gets the say-so to make up rules & to enforce them? Encountered a lot of elitist snobs. #Steampunkchat -8:05 PM Jul 13th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz @CountessaLenora I like that! Have fun. Be splendid. #steampunkchat -8:05 PM Jul 13th, 2012 artificer13 @armyoftoys @MarshalGabe and the first of our rules are imposed! #steampunkchat -8:05 PM Jul 13th, 2012 MerryBones @artificer13 Ew. When you put it like that anarchy sounds awful. Maybe one rule then. Maybe. #steampunkchat -8:05 PM Jul 13th, 2012 WinfieldHStrock When were there rules? Steampunk has really opened my eyes to worlds of diversity I knew nothing about. Awesome folks! #steampunkchat -8:05 PM Jul 13th, 2012 CountessaLenora Good evening fellow steampunks! Two rules for me 1. Have Fun 2. Be Splendid. #steampunkchat -8:04 PM Jul 13th, 2012 TampaSteampunk @DelilahSDawson awww! Thx! Been lazy with it lately. Spending a lot of time doing work for the local city paper these days. #Steampunkchat -8:04 PM Jul 13th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz I’ve always wondered…is one of Steampunk’s rules that Queen Vic must be on the throne? #steampunkchat -8:04 PM Jul 13th, 2012 artificer13 @MerryBones None? Without some framework wouldn’t #Steampunk devolve into an amorphous blob of random crap? #steampunkchat -8:03 PM Jul 13th, 2012 MerryBones 😀 RT @TampaSteampunk: AGREED! RT @MerryBones Forget the rules. We dont need no stinkin rules. #steampunkchat -8:03 PM Jul 13th, 2012 DelilahSDawson @TampaSteampunk I read your tumblr so intently that I feel like I know you, but I don’t think I do. So, formally, HELLO! #steampunkchat -8:03 PM Jul 13th, 2012 MarshalGabe The Vegas Steampunk FB has only 3 rules 1) Steampunk related, 2) Related to Vegas, 3) Be excellent to each other #steampunkchat -8:02 PM Jul 13th, 2012 armyoftoys #steampunkchat no rules! Ever! (well maybe politeness – but that’s it) -8:02 PM Jul 13th, 2012 TampaSteampunk AGREED! RT @MerryBones Forget the rules. We don’t need no stinkin’ rules. #Steampunkchat -8:02 PM Jul 13th, 2012 MerryBones Yeah! RT @DelilahSDawson: @artificer13 If you think Im going to eat with a fork, youre dead wrong, sir. NONE OF THE RULES! #steampunkchat -8:02 PM Jul 13th, 2012 TampaSteampunk Hello, friends in #steampunk! #Steampunkchat -8:01 PM Jul 13th, 2012 cassiecaine Howdy steampunks! #steampunkchat -8:01 PM Jul 13th, 2012 DelilahSDawson @artificer13 If you think I’m going to eat with a fork, you’re dead wrong, sir. NONE OF THE RULES! #steampunkchat -8:01 PM Jul 13th, 2012 MerryBones Forget the rules. We don’t need no stinkin’ rules. #steampunkchat -8:01 PM Jul 13th, 2012 artificer13 @MarshalGabe Good Evening to you! #steampunkchat -8:01 PM Jul 13th, 2012 MarshalGabe Good evening, folks! #steampunkchat -8:00 PM Jul 13th, 2012 artificer13 Welcome to the chat- Our topic: #Steampunk‘s DIY spirit vs “The Rules”, which rules? ALL rules. #MostPolitePunks #steampunkchat -7:59 PM Jul 13th, 2012 TampaSteampunk RT @artificer13 We’re discussing #Steampunk- DIY Spirit vs “The Rules” Fri 9pmEDT / 6pmPDT. http://t.co/nwJBmrmQ #Steampunkchat -7:58 PM Jul 13th, 2012 DelilahSDawson I’m here early and ready for FISTICUFFS. Or a game of MUMBLETYPEG. Or at least pugilism with a willing kangaroo. #steampunkchat -7:55 PM Jul 13th, 2012 artificer13 5min until #Steampunkchat! We’re discussing #Steampunk- DIY Spirit vs “The Rules” Fri 9pmEDT / 6pmPDT. http://t.co/LyCQVZR8 … -7:54 PM Jul 13th, 2012 theresabreaux RT @artificer13: 1hr until #Steampunkchat! We’re discussing #Steampunk- DIY Spirit vs “The Rules” Fri 9pmEDT / 6pmPDT. http://t.co/LyCQVZR8 … -7:34 PM Jul 13th, 2012 TampaSteampunk Been a while since I participated in #steampunkchat. Is good to be back. Looking forward to 9 p.m. #Steampunkchat -7:34 PM Jul 13th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz RT @DelilahSDawson: So it’s looking like tonight’s #steampunkchat is going to be wild and woolly. 9pm EST, if you’re interested. I’ll be there! -7:30 PM Jul 13th, 2012 theresabreaux RT @DelilahSDawson: So it’s looking like tonight’s #steampunkchat is going to be wild and woolly. 9pm EST, if you’re interested. I’ll be there! -7:27 PM Jul 13th, 2012 DelilahSDawson So it’s looking like tonight’s #steampunkchat is going to be wild and woolly. 9pm EST, if you’re interested. I’ll be there! -7:25 PM Jul 13th, 2012 theresabreaux @syferlocke have a sat! Show’s about to start! #steampunkchat -7:25 PM Jul 13th, 2012

SyferLocke @theresabreaux LOL fair enough… I make do with my trusty PBR #steampunkchat -7:20 PM Jul 13th, 2012

theresabreaux @syferlocke I was teasing 😉 I got my beer right here! It really is a Black and Tan! #steampunkchat -7:11 PM Jul 13th, 2012

artificer13 1hr until #Steampunkchat! We’re discussing #Steampunk- DIY Spirit vs “The Rules” Fri 9pmEDT / 6pmPDT. http://t.co/LyCQVZR8 … -7:11 PM Jul 13th, 2012

SyferLocke @theresabreaux lol its an old Irish rebel song… considering the topic, it seemed appropriate, at least to someone like me #steampunkchat -7:06 PM Jul 13th, 2012

theresabreaux @syferlocke um …. present? #steampunkchat -7:04 PM Jul 13th, 2012

SyferLocke So this should be interesting… come out ye black and tans… #steampunkchat -7:03 PM Jul 13th, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz Only one hour till #steampunkchat ? *wails* I’m not truly awake yet! -7:01 PM Jul 13th, 2012

artificer13 2hrs until #Steampunkchat! We’re discussing #Steampunk- DIY Spirit vs “The Rules” Fri 9pmEDT / 6pmPDT. http://t.co/LyCQVZR8 … -6:07 PM Jul 13th, 2012

Transcript: June 29th, 2012 – Seasonal Steampunk: Adjusting Your Costume to Summer/Winter

With Sweltering Summers in the Northern Hemisphere and Winter settling down onto the Southern, this week’s #SteampunkChat is all about altering your Steampunk clothing to better handle the extreme elements of the season.

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

Update: #SteampunkChat WILL be continuing over the summer with either myself (@artificer13) or @Jenny_Schwartz + guest at the helm.

indigozell Thanks for the chat #steampunkchat! Have a good night 🙂 -9:03 PM Jun 29th, 2012

artificer13 @Jenny_Schwartz You’re more than welcome, happy shopping! 🙂 #steampunkchat -9:03 PM Jun 29th, 2012

MichelV69 RT @artificer13: Thats our hour, all. Thanks for coming out on this rather sweltering night #steampunkchat -9:03 PM Jun 29th, 2012

artificer13 That’s our hour, all. Thanks for coming out on this rather sweltering night (at least for most of N. America) #steampunkchat -9:02 PM Jun 29th, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz Thanks @artificer13 for an inspiring #steampunkchat -9:01 PM Jun 29th, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz Lovely #steampunkchat tho I’m now dangerously inspired to SHOP…fighting the strange urge to sew, too. Very odd. Sewing is not my thing -9:01 PM Jun 29th, 2012

artificer13 @MichelV69 You’re very welcome. If it makes you feel better, I wear the pith much less frequently than the kilt 😉 #steampunkchat -9:00 PM Jun 29th, 2012

MichelV69 @artificer13 Thanks very much for hosting, good sir. Even if you do wear a pith helmet, it was a remarkably interesting talk #steampunkchat -8:59 PM Jun 29th, 2012

indigozell So true! Drinking iced chamomile tea right now #tasty #steampunkchat @MichelV69 @artificer13 -8:57 PM Jun 29th, 2012

artificer13 @MichelV69 I agree, warm tea on a hot day does have a cooling effect, as does spicy food. Prob. why we find both in SE Asia #steampunkchat -8:56 PM Jun 29th, 2012

MichelV69 @artificer13 Speaking of refreshments … Tea is an excellent way to cool down rapidly, as odd as that might sound. #steampunkchat -8:54 PM Jun 29th, 2012

artificer13 Personally, w/ lots of layers I think it’s important to stay cool, preferably w/ a G&T. Also keeps away malaria 😉 #steampunkchat -8:54 PM Jun 29th, 2012

artificer13 We’re down to our last 10min. Any closing discussion? Bits we’ve missed? Refreshments to cool us in our layers? #steampunkchat -8:52 PM Jun 29th, 2012

artificer13 @MichelV69 I leave the mucky bits to the engineers and their hands. #steampunkchat -8:51 PM Jun 29th, 2012

MichelV69 @artificer13 True. But, someone’s got to keep the boilers on that airship of yours simmering. 🙂 #steampunkchat -8:47 PM Jun 29th, 2012

artificer13 @MichelV69 Fair ’nuff. Although if you’re not a Chap, you might end up missing Tea at 4 and Gin at 5. A sad state of affairs #steampunkchat -8:46 PM Jun 29th, 2012

indigozell @CountessaLenora Take care! #steampunkchat -8:45 PM Jun 29th, 2012

artificer13 @CountessaLenora Ta-ta! Thanks for coming out to play. #steampunkchat -8:44 PM Jun 29th, 2012

MichelV69 @CountessaLenora TTFN, and have a wonderful time tomorrow! #steampunkchat -8:44 PM Jun 29th, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz @CountessaLenora Enjoy the wedding! #steampunkchat -8:44 PM Jun 29th, 2012

MichelV69 @artificer13 Agreed. But again, not every male in #Steampunk is an English gentleman. #steampunkchat -8:43 PM Jun 29th, 2012

CountessaLenora Sorry folks, but I’ve got to go. I’m running out of time and have to pack for the wedding tomorrow. Have a wonderful weekend! #steampunkchat -8:42 PM Jun 29th, 2012

artificer13 @MichelV69 Fair enough, but a true “Gentleman” doesn’t work. The lower orders get a pass on stripping down to their vests. #steampunkchat -8:42 PM Jun 29th, 2012

MichelV69 @artificer13 Generally speaking, for dress clothes, yes, chaps loose out. For “Working” clothes … -many- options. #steampunkchat -8:41 PM Jun 29th, 2012

artificer13 I feel chaps loose out badly in the clothing-adjustability dept. Closed collars, waistcoats and coats for all seasons 🙁 #steampunkchat -8:39 PM Jun 29th, 2012

MichelV69 RT @CountessaLenora: Any romantic flowy item of clothing in the heat is a treat. #steampunkchat -8:36 PM Jun 29th, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz The Sherlock coat … I love this show http://t.co/QHyzImc9 #steampunkchat #offtopic -8:34 PM Jun 29th, 2012

artificer13 I wear summer-weight fabrics year round, as all buildings are OVER heated. Cons get v.warm w/so many PPL. #steampunkchat -8:34 PM Jun 29th, 2012

CountessaLenora Any romantic flowy item of clothing in the heat is a treat. #steampunkchat -8:34 PM Jun 29th, 2012

artificer13 @Jenny_Schwartz Thank you! Brain problems prevented proper retrieval of the term “Pre-Raphaelite”. #SP needs more of it. #steampunkchat -8:32 PM Jun 29th, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz @artificer13 I’ve wondered where Pre-Raphaelite look was in Steampunk #steampunkchat -8:30 PM Jun 29th, 2012

artificer13 @Jenny_Schwartz I’d love to see more of that! Or the diaphanous “Romantic / Art Nouveau” type clothing in #steampunk. #steampunkchat -8:29 PM Jun 29th, 2012

MichelV69 @CountessaLenora From my entirely male perspective, there is a very attractive elegance about a lady with a parasol. #steampunkchat -8:29 PM Jun 29th, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz @FionaMarsden2 LOL no, I wasn’t demanding applause. #steampunkchat -8:28 PM Jun 29th, 2012

artificer13 @cassiecaine Good call! I always think leather is sticky, no matter the ambient temp. #steampunkchat -8:28 PM Jun 29th, 2012

artificer13 @CountessaLenora Oh good! Trads are so much better in t/cold&wind. I’ve worn mine for HOURS in a blizzard well below freezing #steampunkchat -8:27 PM Jun 29th, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz Also wondering if summer is time to explore robes/peignors/kimonos http://t.co/fIsLk6ie for costuming? #steampunkchat -8:27 PM Jun 29th, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz I think fans should never have gone out of fashion #steampunkchat Must have in summer -8:26 PM Jun 29th, 2012

cassiecaine No leather accessories directly on my skin, that’s for sure. Too sticky. #steampunkchat -8:26 PM Jun 29th, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz Fans! #steampunkchat -8:26 PM Jun 29th, 2012

CountessaLenora @artificer13 Parasol is excellent and smaller or no hat. #steampunkchat -8:25 PM Jun 29th, 2012

CountessaLenora @artificer13 He does. He’ll be wearing it in the heat tomorrow at our niece’s wedding. He also has a cameo kilt of camping #steampunkchat -8:24 PM Jun 29th, 2012

MichelV69 @artificer13 The rate of chill without wind is ~1c/100m (~1.8f/300ft) … the _Graf Zepplin _ cruised at ground + 600ft. #steampunkchat -8:24 PM Jun 29th, 2012

artificer13 What about accessories- any changes for the season? I imagine a parasol would come in handy in the heat/sun. #steampunkchat -8:24 PM Jun 29th, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz @MichelV69 Good point! #steampunkchat -8:21 PM Jun 29th, 2012

artificer13 @MichelV69 Good point! If any altitude is achieved it’ll get pretty chilled in a hurry. #steampunkchat -8:21 PM Jun 29th, 2012

artificer13 @CountessaLenora I’ve seen pix of his contempo-kilt, does he have a traditional? They’re MUCH heavier. #kilt #steampunkchat -8:20 PM Jun 29th, 2012

MichelV69 One thing that often gets overlooked is occupation vs climate. If you’re an airshipman “hot summer” is relative. #steampunkchat -8:18 PM Jun 29th, 2012

MichelV69 @artificer13 @Jenny_Schwartz – Agreed. And that -is- a spiffy skirt set. #steampunkchat -8:17 PM Jun 29th, 2012

CountessaLenora @artificer13 I agree on the light breeze. I’ve seen my husband in kilt in a strong breeze! #steampunkchat -8:17 PM Jun 29th, 2012

artificer13 @Jenny_Schwartz nothing wrong w/a spot of shopping if it’s for the appropriate gear 😉 #steampunkchat -8:16 PM Jun 29th, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz @artificer13 LOL #steampunkchat -8:16 PM Jun 29th, 2012

MichelV69 @artificer13 I’ll see your a RDC vessel and raise you an airship pirate frigate. #steampunkchat -8:15 PM Jun 29th, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz @MichelV69 Must be early training! 😉 #Steampunkchat -8:15 PM Jun 29th, 2012

artificer13 @Jenny_Schwartz It’s pretty warm, a kilt like that is good down to about -25*f. Only hope is for a (light) breeze. #steampunkchat -8:15 PM Jun 29th, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz @MichelV69 Agatha Christie (husband archaeologist) mentions guy in Iraq in summer dressing like for English country & not hot #steampunkchat -8:15 PM Jun 29th, 2012

CountessaLenora At this point I have a pretty extensive wardrobe and just mix and max for occasion and weather. #steampunkchat -8:15 PM Jun 29th, 2012

MichelV69 @Jenny_Schwartz … just three clothing changes a day for freshness. Think about that! #steampunkchat -8:14 PM Jun 29th, 2012

MichelV69 @Jenny_Schwartz … did not change with the climate. Dressed like Englishmen in Manilla … #steampunkchat -8:14 PM Jun 29th, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz Ok I know this #steampunkchat is NOT a shopping expedition, but look at this convertible divided skirt http://t.co/rA7MSHlR Want! -8:13 PM Jun 29th, 2012

MichelV69 @Jenny_Schwartz Interestingly enough, I’ve read a few travel journals where the clothes style … #steampunkchat -8:13 PM Jun 29th, 2012

artificer13 So do you all have different seasonal wardrobes, or just add/subtract as needed w/the weather? #steampunkchat -8:13 PM Jun 29th, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz @artificer13 Looks sweltering … but really good #steampunkchat -8:13 PM Jun 29th, 2012

artificer13 @MichelV69 I take great exception to that! https://t.co/bqGWE9XS You may find yourself getting boarded by the RDC soon! #steampunkchat -8:12 PM Jun 29th, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz @MichelV69 Exactly! have to hold onto standards! (say we who aren’t melting in summer heat!) #steampunkchat -8:12 PM Jun 29th, 2012

artificer13 @Jenny_Schwartz indeed it does, but the heavy kilt doesn’t help w/the temps. https://t.co/bqGWE9XS #steampunkchat -8:11 PM Jun 29th, 2012

cassiecaine I don’t personally leave off a corset, but I tend to wear underbusts anyway. #steampunkchat -8:11 PM Jun 29th, 2012

CountessaLenora @artificer13 Depends on the occasion. Most times I’ll still wear a corset but with a lot less underneath and no jacket. #steampunkchat -8:10 PM Jun 29th, 2012

MichelV69 @Jenny_Schwartz Unless you’re #proffessorElemental, there is no excuse for a pith helmet. #steampunkchat -8:10 PM Jun 29th, 2012

Fancier2 RT @Jenny_Schwartz: Quick! Have to grab coffee before #steampunkchat in 10 minutes! -8:10 PM Jun 29th, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz Well, summer does give you an excuse to wear (or does it! does anything excuse) a pith helmet http://t.co/fJtb263y #steampunkchat -8:09 PM Jun 29th, 2012

artificer13 Do women tend to leave off the corsets in summer and dress in a more Edwardian style? #steampunkchat -8:09 PM Jun 29th, 2012

cassiecaine @michelv69 Oh yes, silk is wonderful for summer! Basically, anything natural and open-weave to let air through. #steampunkchat -8:09 PM Jun 29th, 2012

CountessaLenora @MichelV69 @cassiecaine I like both linen and silk, layered sheers fabrics are nice too as long as breathable. #steampunkchat -8:09 PM Jun 29th, 2012

indigozell @artificer13 Thank you for the welcome! #steampunkchat -8:09 PM Jun 29th, 2012

artificer13 @indigozell Welcome aboard, we’re discussing costuming and dealing w/ the local summer/winter weather #steampunkchat -8:08 PM Jun 29th, 2012

MichelV69 @cassiecaine Linen is a good choice. Open-weave cottons are nice, and if you can afford the sin, silk is marvellous. #steampunkchat -8:07 PM Jun 29th, 2012

artificer13 @cassiecaine linen is a fav of mine, but sadly isn’t part of Royal Dirigible Corps uniform. Luckily I bought a tropical tunic #steampunkchat -8:07 PM Jun 29th, 2012

indigozell hi there! #steampunkchat -8:07 PM Jun 29th, 2012

CountessaLenora I use much lighter fabrics this time of year and a lot fewer layers. #steampunkchat -8:05 PM Jun 29th, 2012

cassiecaine It’s definitely a good time to swap to lightweight linen. #steampunkchat -8:05 PM Jun 29th, 2012

artificer13 @MichelV69 you’re not making many friends w/THAT type of report! lol 😉 #steampunkchat -8:05 PM Jun 29th, 2012

MichelV69 @artificer13 high today of 26c/79f … beautiful sun, light cloud & a good ocean breeze. The joys of living on an island. #steampunkchat -8:04 PM Jun 29th, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz Sympathy to all steampunkers in Hades…lovely, cool & sunny here in my corner of Aus *ducks abuse* #steampunkchat -8:04 PM Jun 29th, 2012

artificer13 Let’s get started w/our first topic. Fabrics. What do you change/eliminate for the summer weather? #steampunkchat -8:04 PM Jun 29th, 2012

cassiecaine It is a great excuse to eat ice cream though :3 #steampunkchat -8:03 PM Jun 29th, 2012

artificer13 @CountessaLenora I hear that! #steampunkchat -8:03 PM Jun 29th, 2012

CountessaLenora Hi there, I’m actually at home and available for once. Here in Ottawa it’s hot as Hades. #steampunkchat -8:02 PM Jun 29th, 2012

artificer13 @cassiecaine Yeah, we haven’t had a day below 90*f and HUMIDITY for a good while now. 🙁 #steampunkchat -8:02 PM Jun 29th, 2012

cassiecaine @artificer13 Let’s put it this way: I’m happiest in 80 degree heat. I have the AC on today. #steampunkchat -8:01 PM Jun 29th, 2012

artificer13 @MichelV69 Welcome aboard, I’m pleased as punch to be doing so! What’s your weather like? #steampunkchat -8:01 PM Jun 29th, 2012

artificer13 @cassiecaine Welcome aboard! How toasty is it out your way? #steampunkchat -8:00 PM Jun 29th, 2012

MichelV69 @artificer13 Hello! Thanks for hosting. #steampunkchat -8:00 PM Jun 29th, 2012

cassiecaine Howdy! #steampunkchat -8:00 PM Jun 29th, 2012

artificer13 Good evening all, and welcome to this weeks topic: Seasonal Steampunk – adjusting your clothing for the weather! #steampunkchat -7:59 PM Jun 29th, 2012

artificer13 5min until #Steampunkchat 9EDT/6PDT for Seasonal Steampunk: Adjusting your costuming for Summer. Join in at http://t.co/LyCQVZR8 … -7:55 PM Jun 29th, 2012

indigozell of course its been forever #steampunkchat. Adjusting your costuming for summer!! -7:54 PM Jun 29th, 2012

MichelV69 RT @artificer13: 15min until #Steampunkchat 9EDT/6PDT for Seasonal Steampunk: Adjusting your costuming for Summer. #steampunkchat -7:52 PM Jun 29th, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz Quick! Have to grab coffee before #steampunkchat in 10 minutes! -7:50 PM Jun 29th, 2012

artificer13 15min until #Steampunkchat 9EDT/6PDT for Seasonal Steampunk: Adjusting your costuming for Summer. Join in at http://t.co/LyCQVZR8 … -7:46 PM Jun 29th, 2012

artificer13 @CountessaLenora Pizza, yes. We decided to make margaritas instead of wine, but I am absolutely prepped for #steampunkchat. 😉 -7:41 PM Jun 29th, 2012

CountessaLenora @artificer13 Have you had your pizza and wine yet in preparation for #Steampunkchat? -7:39 PM Jun 29th, 2012

TiffanyAndLupus RT @artificer13: 30min until #Steampunkchat 9EDT/6PDT for Seasonal Steampunk: Adjusting your costuming for Summer. Join in at http://t.co/LyCQVZR8 … -7:32 PM Jun 29th, 2012

artificer13 30min until #Steampunkchat 9EDT/6PDT for Seasonal Steampunk: Adjusting your costuming for Summer. Join in at http://t.co/LyCQVZR8 … -7:31 PM Jun 29th, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz RT @artificer13: 1 hr until #Steampunkchat 9EDT/6PDT for Seasonal Steampunk: Adjusting your costuming for Summer. Join in at http://t.co/LyCQVZR8 … -7:03 PM Jun 29th, 2012

artificer13 @RichardEPreston No worries, everyone’s gotta get paid. 😉 Hopefully we’ll see you at #steampunkchat, but if not tonite, then in future. -7:03 PM Jun 29th, 2012

artificer13 1 hr until #Steampunkchat 9EDT/6PDT for Seasonal Steampunk: Adjusting your costuming for Summer. Join in at http://t.co/LyCQVZR8 … -7:02 PM Jun 29th, 2012

Transcript: June 15th, 2012—Steampunk vs the Other Punks

With @SelestedeLaney and @Jenny_Schwartz hosting, “Steampunk vs the Other Punks” explored the punk attitude and its expression in different eras and with different technologies, from biopunk to dieselpunk and not forgetting cyberpunk. There was a fleeting sighting of something called Mythpunk, though those legendary creatures might be…well…a myth.

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DelilahSDawson Aw, man. While I was out drinking Italian margaritas and eating cupcakes, I totally missed the uber-punky#steampunkchat! =( -9:25 PM Jun 15th, 2012

chrissyannb Read The #SteampunkChat Daily onhttp://t.co/Xm6vp7Zo -8:47 PM Jun 15th, 2012

eldritchengines One more suggestion that’s somewhere between atomicpunk and dieselpunk: Wings of Honneamise. Excellent anime.#steampunkchat -7:09 PM Jun 15th, 2012

LiaKeyes RT @artificer13: G’nite all, it’s been lovely, thanks to@Jenny_Schwartz & @SelestedeLaney for hosting tonite’s#steampunkchat -7:08 PM Jun 15th, 2012

eldritchengines @artificer13 If you really want it to be biodegradable, go for woodpunk. All wood machines! 😀 #steampunkchat -7:07 PM Jun 15th, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz @artificer13 @SelestedeLaney We did our best to live up to your high standard, Host-Extraordinaire 🙂 ‘Night#steampunkchat -7:07 PM Jun 15th, 2012

artificer13 G’nite all, it’s been lovely, thanks to @Jenny_Schwartz &@SelestedeLaney for hosting tonite’s #steampunkchat -7:06 PM Jun 15th, 2012

eldritchengines @artificer13 True, but that’s a matter of scale, not “this exists now and didn’t before”. #steampunkchat -7:06 PM Jun 15th, 2012

artificer13 @eldritchengines But not the gigantic mountains of garbage that deform our landscape as new “Mountains”…#middenVSMountain #steampunkchat -7:05 PM Jun 15th, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz @MDKenning Well, don’t sacrifice game night … but now and then a little #steampunkchat is good for the soul -7:04 PM Jun 15th, 2012

MDKenning @Jenny_Schwartz This is normally my game night, but I will do what I can. 🙂 #steampunkchat -7:04 PM Jun 15th, 2012

eldritchengines Reminds me, really should trademark the term “Reaganpunk” just in case…or not. #steampunkchat -7:03 PM Jun 15th, 2012

SelestedeLaney #steampunkchat Also, if I didn’t catch you to follow, please poke me. A little overwhelmed with life tonight 😉 -7:02 PM Jun 15th, 2012

RichardEPreston @artificer13 @eldritchengines Yes! Good point!##steampunkchat -7:02 PM Jun 15th, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz @SelestedeLaney ’Night 🙂 #steampunkchat -7:02 PM Jun 15th, 2012

artificer13 @Jenny_Schwartz @SelestedeLaney Pleased as punch, thanks for hosting this evening’s #steampunkchat -7:02 PM Jun 15th, 2012

eldritchengines @artificer13 We do generate more trash now, but humanity’s always been pretty wanton about stuff. 😀 #steampunkchat -7:02 PM Jun 15th, 2012

SelestedeLaney Okay all, I have to take off. Thanks for a great chat 🙂 #steampunkchat -7:01 PM Jun 15th, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz @MDKenning Lovely to meet you, & hope you’ll be back, too 🙂 #steampunkchat -7:01 PM Jun 15th, 2012

RichardEPreston @eldritchengines yep! #steampunkchat -7:01 PM Jun 15th, 2012

eldritchengines @artificer13 And yet archaeologists still dig up ancient piles of trash. 😀 #steampunkchat -7:01 PM Jun 15th, 2012

RichardEPreston RT @Jenny_Schwartz: Our brilliant cohost wrote Badlands http://t.co/X53DAgUj One of my fave covers#Steampunkchat & great story -7:01 PM Jun 15th, 2012

MDKenning Good to meet you guys, hope to be back!#steampunkchat -7:00 PM Jun 15th, 2012

RichardEPreston @SelestedeLaney @jenny_schwartz Seleste thnxs for cohosting! #steampunkchat -7:00 PM Jun 15th, 2012

eldritchengines just a quick plug since we are at the end here. Even if you hate it, leave a review. 😀 http://t.co/NHkmRtFu#steampunkchat #dieselpunk -7:00 PM Jun 15th, 2012

Lord_Hot_Dogg RT @SelestedeLaney: Also, you guys should read@Jenny_Schwartz‘s Wanted: One Scoundrel. Aussie steampunk romance <3 #steampunkchat -7:00 PM Jun 15th, 2012 artificer13 RT @SelestedeLaney: Also, you guys should read@Jenny_Schwartz‘s Wanted: One Scoundrel. Aussie steampunk romance <3 #steampunkchat -6:59 PM Jun 15th, 2012 artificer13 RT @Jenny_Schwartz: Our brilliant cohost wrote Badlandshttp://t.co/X53DAgUj One of my fave covers #Steampunkchat & great story -6:59 PM Jun 15th, 2012 artificer13 @eldritchengines No, people still sucked, but necessity dictated that items were used to the point of destruction.#steampunkchat -6:59 PM Jun 15th, 2012 SelestedeLaney Thanks for coming everyone! And thank you,@Jenny_Schwartz for letting me co-host with you! *hugs*#steampunkchat -6:59 PM Jun 15th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz @Siri_Paulson You’re back! & you did yr bit in thought provoking. Thank you #steampunkchat -6:59 PM Jun 15th, 2012 eldritchengines @RichardEPreston 70s dystopian sci-fi would make a great basis for retro-futurist works, too. #steampunkchat -6:58 PM Jun 15th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz Thanks @SelestedeLaney for fabulous hosting!#steampunkchat -6:58 PM Jun 15th, 2012 Siri_Paulson #steampunkchat Sorry for disappearing, guys. Thanks for a thought-provoking chat, as always! -6:58 PM Jun 15th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz The official #steampunkchat is drawing to a close, but feel free to keep chatting. Otherwise, see you next week! -6:58 PM Jun 15th, 2012 SelestedeLaney @Jenny_Schwartz Thanks 🙂 #steampunkchat -6:57 PM Jun 15th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz Our brilliant cohost wrote Badlandshttp://t.co/X53DAgUj One of my fave covers #Steampunkchat & great story -6:57 PM Jun 15th, 2012 SelestedeLaney @Jenny_Schwartz Awesome! I look forward to it. *debates upping the romance factor in the YA* LOL #steampunkchat-6:56 PM Jun 15th, 2012 RichardEPreston RT @SelestedeLaney: Also, you guys should read@Jenny_Schwartz‘s Wanted: One Scoundrel. Aussie steampunk romance <3 #steampunkchat -6:56 PM Jun 15th, 2012 RichardEPreston @MDKenning sounds cool #steampunkchat -6:56 PM Jun 15th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz @SelestedeLaney I’m not sure, but I’ve been reading editors/pub’ers & I’m thinking something is in the wind…#steampunkchat -6:55 PM Jun 15th, 2012 SelestedeLaney Also, you guys should read @Jenny_Schwartz‘s Wanted: One Scoundrel. Aussie steampunk romance <3#steampunkchat -6:55 PM Jun 15th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz @Lord_Hot_Dogg #steampunkfathersday is intriguing. Tell us more #steampunkchat -6:55 PM Jun 15th, 2012 Lord_Hot_Dogg #BustlePunkChronicles #steampunkchat#SteamPunkFathersDay! @Jenny_Schwartz -6:54 PM Jun 15th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz RT @MDKenning: http://t.co/hidhV5aM 3#steampunkchat clockpunk fantasy. Think venice with airships and air pirates -6:54 PM Jun 15th, 2012 artificer13 @eldritchengines It’s not a myth when people spent a far larger % of their “income” on food than today. #steampunkchat -6:54 PM Jun 15th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz @eldritchengines @artificer13 But in previous times, really was disposable/recycled. Now you see our junk forever#steampunkchat -6:54 PM Jun 15th, 2012 MDKenning http://t.co/hidhV5aM 3 #steampunkchat clockpunk fantasy. Think venice with airships and air pirates -6:54 PM Jun 15th, 2012 eldritchengines @Jenny_Schwartz Too long to post here, but commonalities: http://t.co/siatDcgM #steampunkchat -6:54 PM Jun 15th, 2012 SelestedeLaney @Jenny_Schwartz But will it say things that haven’t been said? Not dismissing it because I <3 romanced-punks, but… ?#steampunkchat -6:54 PM Jun 15th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz @SelestedeLaney I think the romance authors will actually add a twist to SF punks soon…just a feeling#steampunkchat -6:53 PM Jun 15th, 2012 eldritchengines @artificer13 And that feeds the myth that people in any other time were less inclined to “disposable” culture.#steampunkchat -6:53 PM Jun 15th, 2012 SelestedeLaney And as such it’s going to take a while before we see them take off again. #steampunkchat -6:52 PM Jun 15th, 2012 SelestedeLaney I think the more “futuristic” punks are going through a stage of redefining themselves in order to say something new.#steampunkchat -6:52 PM Jun 15th, 2012 eldritchengines @Jenny_Schwartz I generally try to avoid disdain for anything. Except, well, disdain. 😀 #steampunkchat -6:52 PM Jun 15th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz @MDKenning Self-promo in last few minutes of#steampunkchat is invited! -6:52 PM Jun 15th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz Any commonalities with the punks?#steampunkchat Or vital points of difference? -6:52 PM Jun 15th, 2012 eldritchengines @artificer13 Most of the time, were put together by masses of faceless workers, not artisans. That’s not really handmade. #steampunkchat -6:51 PM Jun 15th, 2012 MDKenning @Jenny_Schwartz is self promo accepted? lol#steampunkchat -6:51 PM Jun 15th, 2012 RichardEPreston @Jenny_Schwartz Thanks for hosting Jenny! And if you had help thanks to him\her too! #steampunkchat -6:51 PM Jun 15th, 2012 artificer13 @SelestedeLaney Exactly! “Disposable” culture means that nothing has any “Value” other than cost. @eldritchengines#steampunkchat -6:51 PM Jun 15th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz Last thoughts on the various punks …#steampunkchat -6:51 PM Jun 15th, 2012 SelestedeLaney @Jenny_Schwartz @artificer13 @eldritchenginesWhat do you see as the diff between MASS produced and merely assembled? #steampunkchat -6:51 PM Jun 15th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz @artificer13 @eldritchengines Like that distinction between produced and merely assembled. #steampunkchat Such disdain 😉 -6:50 PM Jun 15th, 2012 SelestedeLaney LOL <3 RT @Jenny_Schwartz: & yes, I have no class, inviting promo as you all crit consumerism #steampunkchat -6:50 PM Jun 15th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz @RichardEPreston I’ll look it up. Hadn’t heard of Logans Run #steampunkchat -6:49 PM Jun 15th, 2012 SelestedeLaney Saw Steam-Powered Giraffe at World Steam Expo. Worth seeing if you haven’t. #steampunkchat -6:49 PM Jun 15th, 2012 artificer13 @eldritchengines Things were produced, but still hand crafted in many cases, unlike today where things are merely assembled. #steampunkchat -6:49 PM Jun 15th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz & yes, I have no class, inviting promo as you all crit consumerism #steampunkchat -6:49 PM Jun 15th, 2012 RichardEPreston @Jenny_Schwartz suggest Michael York Logans Run movie as hippiepunk prototype -anything hopelessly locked in the 60s-70s lol #steampunkchat -6:49 PM Jun 15th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz I don’t know how time sped up, but nearly to end of chat. Chance for promo #steampunkchat Any ‘punk book/movie/band etc. Go for it! -6:48 PM Jun 15th, 2012 SelestedeLaney @eldritchengines mass prod. leads to consumerism. So I think you’re kind of saying the same thing in diff ways@artificer13 #steampunkchat -6:48 PM Jun 15th, 2012 artificer13 @Jenny_Schwartz <3 this. “Punks create their world as a contrast to their surroundings”. @SelestedeLaney #steampunkchat-6:48 PM Jun 15th, 2012 MDKenning @Jenny_Schwartz i have no ides, part of what scares me lol. VR mixed with LSD? #steampunkchat -6:47 PM Jun 15th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz Hippiepunk RT @SelestedeLaney: Mental alterations to encourage peace and love. But it’s done for nefarious purposes ?#steampunkchat -6:47 PM Jun 15th, 2012 eldritchengines @artificer13 Its core is in the era (remember, the era when mass production really took off). Or is that the supposed irony? #steampunkchat -6:47 PM Jun 15th, 2012 SelestedeLaney @Jenny_Schwartz Mental alterations to encourage peace and love. But it’s done for nefarious purposes. ?#steampunkchat -6:47 PM Jun 15th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz @SelestedeLaney Thx for warning. Will read in daylight hours. Yes, I’m a wuss #steampunkchat -6:46 PM Jun 15th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz @MDKenning Hmm how could #hippiepunk work?#steampunkchat Any definitions, anyone? -6:46 PM Jun 15th, 2012 SelestedeLaney @Jenny_Schwartz LOL Thanks 🙂 You’re going to love book 2 then. Scarier 😉 And the puma’s back 😛 #steampunkchat-6:46 PM Jun 15th, 2012 eldritchengines @Jenny_Schwartz I actually have a few ideas for retro-futurist stuff based around that era. #steampunkchat -6:46 PM Jun 15th, 2012 MDKenning I do not know why, but the idea of hippie punk scares me. #steampunkchat -6:45 PM Jun 15th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz @SelestedeLaney I loved the scary clockworks in Badlands #steampunkchat Skipping politics to go to fangirl moment 🙂 -6:45 PM Jun 15th, 2012 artificer13 @eldritchengines I disagree. SP, at it’s core, is dis-satisfaction with what we’re being sold every day.= #consumerism /#steampunkchat -6:45 PM Jun 15th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz @eldritchengines You know people would sign up to#Reagenpunk ? Be very careful! #steampunkchat -6:44 PM Jun 15th, 2012 SelestedeLaney @Jenny_Schwartz They’re transient & killable. In book 2, the clockworks have a human base. So are you still killing a machine #steampunkchat -6:44 PM Jun 15th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz So many great new punk ideas! #steampunkchat-6:44 PM Jun 15th, 2012 eldritchengines I think I’m going to start a new movement rooted in early 80s sci-fi. I call it Reaganpunk. #steampunkchat -6:44 PM Jun 15th, 2012 SelestedeLaney @Jenny_Schwartz Yes. I said a while back that the clockworks in Badlands represent almost the passage of time, death… (c) #steampunkchat -6:43 PM Jun 15th, 2012 artificer13 @eldritchengines Not for all of us. My egg-white mohawk is gone & I’m old, but I’m not buying the BS they’re all selling us.#steampunkchat -6:43 PM Jun 15th, 2012 MDKenning RT @RichardEPreston: @Jenny_Schwartz Lol! Wasnt Edward Scissorhands sorta Suburbanpunk?? #steampunkchat -6:43 PM Jun 15th, 2012 eldritchengines @artificer13 The steampunk movement especially replaced “anger” with elitism and cliquishness. Present company excluded. #steampunkchat -6:43 PM Jun 15th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz @RichardEPreston *grin* Dear Edward in a minivan! Priceless #steampunkchat -6:42 PM Jun 15th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz @SelestedeLaney I guess, punks look at the world they create to contrast & say something about being human#steampunkchat -6:42 PM Jun 15th, 2012 eldritchengines @artificer13 The *punk suffix lost that supposed “anger” (not there much in the first place) a long, long time ago.#steampunkchat -6:42 PM Jun 15th, 2012 RichardEPreston @Jenny_Schwartz Lol! Wasnt Edward Scissorhands sorta Suburbanpunk?? #steampunkchat -6:42 PM Jun 15th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz @Lord_Hot_Dogg @artificer13 #minivanpunk Love it! Sign me up…though not to drive a minvan #steampunkchat -6:41 PM Jun 15th, 2012 eldritchengines @artificer13 @Jenny_Schwartz -gets popular, that style or genre can still have valid things to say. #steampunkchat-6:41 PM Jun 15th, 2012 Lord_Hot_Dogg “@Jenny_Schwartz: @artificer13 LOL we’ll start the SuburbanPunk movement! #Steampunkchat” #MinivanPunk? -6:41 PM Jun 15th, 2012 artificer13 @eldritchengines Punk is abt anger/frustration w/your situation. If you’re not cheesed-off, it doesn’t work@Jenny_Schwartz #steampunkchat -6:40 PM Jun 15th, 2012 Siri_Paulson @eldritchengines Same here. I’m all for the steam and the corsets, less so for the punk. 😉 #steampunkchat -6:40 PM Jun 15th, 2012 SelestedeLaney @Jenny_Schwartz Not sure if I understand you, but as a for instance, Blade Runner… the machines are almost MORE human #steampunkchat -6:40 PM Jun 15th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz @eldritchengines I think that cynicism & testing of punk is part of it, and renews it #steampunkchat -6:40 PM Jun 15th, 2012 RichardEPreston @Jenny_Schwartz @artificer13 Egad you guys have been busy – Im going to go read your tweets for a bit to catch up lol#steampunkchat -6:40 PM Jun 15th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz @artificer13 LOL we’ll start the SuburbanPunk movement! #Steampunkchat -6:40 PM Jun 15th, 2012 jkcoi I like that insight RT @SelestedeLaney But I think most Punks seek to define humanity to a degree #steampunkchat@Jenny_Schwartz -6:39 PM Jun 15th, 2012 Siri_Paulson @Jenny_Schwartz @SelestedeLaney I feel like yes, the divisions are often a major part of the story. Way to explore them.#steampunkchat -6:39 PM Jun 15th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz @SelestedeLaney Defining humanity against the other elements of each punk world maybe? ie bio/genetic diesel/war? #steampunkchat -6:39 PM Jun 15th, 2012 artificer13 @Jenny_Schwartz Call it the residual punk left in me, even as I sit in my suburban home. 😉 #steampunkchat -6:39 PM Jun 15th, 2012 eldritchengines @Jenny_Schwartz Lately I’ve gotten cynical about the theoretical *punk attitude. I don’t have much of it, really. I’m weak.#steampunkchat -6:38 PM Jun 15th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz #steampunkchat RT @eldritchengines: #dieselpunkthe appropriation of a past era’s styles & culture to combine it with modern sensibilities -6:38 PM Jun 15th, 2012 artificer13 @RichardEPreston Welcome aboard! @Jenny_Schwartz#steampunkchat -6:38 PM Jun 15th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz @artificer13 Yep, that beats my polite “defanged” 🙂 #steampunkchat -6:37 PM Jun 15th, 2012 SelestedeLaney @Jenny_Schwartz Trying to define humanity w/i a world of machines. But I think most Punks seek to define humanity to a degree #steampunkchat -6:37 PM Jun 15th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz @RichardEPreston @artificer13 Late’s fine…missing us entirely…then we’d hunt you down 🙂 Welcome! #steampunkchat-6:37 PM Jun 15th, 2012 SelestedeLaney @Jenny_Schwartz Well, my experience with cyberpunk is it’s usually a very man versus machine (or man-machine) fight #steampunkchat -6:37 PM Jun 15th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz @eldritchengines I like the cynicism 😉 #Steampunkchat -6:36 PM Jun 15th, 2012 artificer13 @Jenny_Schwartz I believe the term is “taking all the piss and vinegar out of it”. #ItsNotPunkAnymoreWhenItsSoldAtTheMall#steampunkchat -6:36 PM Jun 15th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz RT @eldritchengines: @Jenny_Schwartz That, or the subculture never had as many fangs as the originators thought.#steampunkchat -6:36 PM Jun 15th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz @Siri_Paulson @SelestedeLaney Do the various punks make divisions explicit? major part of conflict?#steampunkchat -6:35 PM Jun 15th, 2012 RichardEPreston @Jenny_Schwartz @artificer13 Hi all – man I hate working Friday nights – late to the #steampunkchat ! -6:35 PM Jun 15th, 2012 eldritchengines @Jenny_Schwartz That, or the subculture never had as many fangs as the originators thought. #steampunkchat -6:35 PM Jun 15th, 2012 MDKenning RT @Jenny_Schwartz: @artificer13 No, mainstream culture seems to catch up, absorb and defang subcultures#steampunkchat -6:34 PM Jun 15th, 2012 Siri_Paulson #steampunkchat @SelestedeLaney said division — that’s my impression too — very stratified. Socio-economic, subcultures, etc. -6:34 PM Jun 15th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz @artificer13 No, mainstream culture seems to catch up, absorb and defang subcultures #steampunkchat -6:33 PM Jun 15th, 2012 artificer13 @Jenny_Schwartz Then it works, as a joke. I was there for t/end of t/orig. punk era in the US, not much of it anymore… 🙁 #steampunkchat -6:32 PM Jun 15th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz @Siri_Paulson Yes! that whole spec fiction thing. Punks at the heart, or maybe orbiting wildly #Steampunkchat -6:32 PM Jun 15th, 2012 Lord_Hot_Dogg RT @Jenny_Schwartz: @artificer13 Mentioning Victorian Era seems to work best in explaining steampunk to “outsiders” 🙂 #steampunkchat -6:32 PM Jun 15th, 2012 MDKenning @jkcoi I would agree at think at least isolation, or confrontations with things that out match them appears in a lot of punk #steampunkchat -6:32 PM Jun 15th, 2012 Lord_Hot_Dogg RT @Jenny_Schwartz: #mythpunk Myth re-tellings, with attitude. Is alienation part of all punks? #steampunkchat -6:32 PM Jun 15th, 2012 Lord_Hot_Dogg RT @Jenny_Schwartz: What about other punks? Who had heard of #mythpunk ? http://t.co/WAyqosih Was new to me#steampunkchat -6:31 PM Jun 15th, 2012 SelestedeLaney @artificer13 I wondered that too, but I couldn’t exactly put my finger on “why” I felt that way. #steampunkchat -6:31 PM Jun 15th, 2012 Siri_Paulson @Jenny_Schwartz Today’s issues through different lenses – very much yes. Though that’s speculative fiction generally.#steampunkchat -6:31 PM Jun 15th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz @artificer13 I think you’re right & it started as a jokish thing about punk proliferation #Steampunkchat #mythpunk-6:31 PM Jun 15th, 2012 SelestedeLaney @Jenny_Schwartz I think that’s a really interesting way of looking at it. #steampunkchat -6:31 PM Jun 15th, 2012 artificer13 @Jenny_Schwartz It’s new on me, & doesn’t need t/label “punk”, it seem to be just fantasy, unless I’m missing something.#steampunkchat -6:30 PM Jun 15th, 2012 MDKenning @SelestedeLaney yeah think 15th-17th century era max. More doublets, and early privateer era clothes#steampunkchat -6:30 PM Jun 15th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz @MDKenning I like that “exploring” aspect of all the punks. Looking at today’s issues thru different lenses#steampunkchat -6:30 PM Jun 15th, 2012 Lord_Hot_Dogg RT @Jenny_Schwartz: Have you seen the images for Diesel City? Love ‘em #steampunkchat http://t.co/fol8cMeh -6:29 PM Jun 15th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz @artificer13 Mentioning Victorian Era seems to work best in explaining steampunk to “outsiders” 🙂 #steampunkchat -6:29 PM Jun 15th, 2012 SelestedeLaney @Jenny_Schwartz I’m not sure about alienation, but definitely division. #steampunkchat -6:29 PM Jun 15th, 2012 MDKenning @Jenny_Schwartz I like this for all the punks (excluding bio and cyber although some of those novels take place pre 2012)#steampunkchat -6:28 PM Jun 15th, 2012 jkcoi Never heard of #mythpunk RT @Jenny_Schwartz #mythpunkMyth re-tellings, with attitude. Is alienation part of all punks?#steampunkchat -6:28 PM Jun 15th, 2012 artificer13 @Jenny_Schwartz But which future, & whose past? I stick to Victoriana as a framework, as a timeframe if not a country.#steampunkchat -6:28 PM Jun 15th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz #mythpunk Myth re-tellings, with attitude. Is alienation part of all punks? #steampunkchat -6:27 PM Jun 15th, 2012 SelestedeLaney @MDKenning So similar but older almost? Less tech more flash? #steampunkchat -6:27 PM Jun 15th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz What about other punks? Who had heard of#mythpunk ? http://t.co/WAyqosih Was new to me #steampunkchat-6:27 PM Jun 15th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz @MDKenning @SelestedeLaney Rapiers and steampunk *happiness* #steampunkchat -6:26 PM Jun 15th, 2012 SelestedeLaney @MDKenning Another example. A lot of #cyberpunkhas a bit of a noir feel to it. Very dark & brooding. Trenchcoats are popular #steampunkchat -6:26 PM Jun 15th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz Re definitions. I love something I read once (forget ref) said, “the future imagined in the past” Works for me#steampunkchat -6:25 PM Jun 15th, 2012 MDKenning @SelestedeLaney The clockpunk I know of is more ren inspired, looser clothes, swashbuckling based, rapiers and muskets.#steampunkchat -6:25 PM Jun 15th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz @artificer13 So true. Definitions are tough. What’s in? What’s out? #steampunkchat -6:25 PM Jun 15th, 2012 artificer13 One of t/awkward bits of SP is that we can’t seem to settle on an actual definition, so it’s hard to compare vs other punks#steampunkchat -6:24 PM Jun 15th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz Have you seen the images for Diesel City? Love ‘em#steampunkchat http://t.co/fol8cMeh -6:23 PM Jun 15th, 2012 SelestedeLaney @MDKenning Clothes. Things. General feel to the world. (ex: bustles, corsets, goggles, airships…people think steampunk) #steampunkchat -6:22 PM Jun 15th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz @eldritchengines That’s fine! in host-mode, I take no excuses 😉 Definition, pls #steampunkchat -6:22 PM Jun 15th, 2012 MDKenning @SelestedeLaney what aspects of aesthetics?#steampunkchat -6:21 PM Jun 15th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz @Siri_Paulson Yeah. Aren’t those lists huge? 🙂 #steampunkchat -6:21 PM Jun 15th, 2012 eldritchengines @Jenny_Schwartz Honestly, I think at times I’m more diesel than punk. #steampunkchat -6:21 PM Jun 15th, 2012 Siri_Paulson @Jenny_Schwartz LOL. I’ll add it to my list of doom, too.#steampunkchat -6:21 PM Jun 15th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz @eldritchengines Yes! Tell us about #dieselpunk#Steampunkchat in 140 charas LOL -6:20 PM Jun 15th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz *snort* RT @artificer13: Really??! When I’m cloned I’m going to rob rather a lot of banks. #SetYourSightsHigher ;)#steampunkchat -6:20 PM Jun 15th, 2012 eldritchengines Checking back in on Twitter. Did I miss anything?#steampunkchat -6:20 PM Jun 15th, 2012 SelestedeLaney What about aesthetics? We’re all familiar with the basics of steampunk aesthetics, but what about the others?#steampunkchat -6:19 PM Jun 15th, 2012 artificer13 @Jenny_Schwartz Really??! When I’m cloned I’m going to rob rather a lot of banks. #SetYourSightsHigher 😉 @SelestedeLaney#steampunkchat -6:19 PM Jun 15th, 2012 Siri_Paulson @SelestedeLaney Oooh, I like that distinction. Or stopping localized war before it gets any bigger. #steampunkchat-6:19 PM Jun 15th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz @Siri_Paulson I was hoping you’d volunteer to write it, and I’d read it! Jazz Age flapper punk #steampunkchat -6:19 PM Jun 15th, 2012 Siri_Paulson @Jenny_Schwartz Jazz Age flapper dieselpunk? I don’t know, but I’d read it! #steampunkchat -6:18 PM Jun 15th, 2012 artificer13 @SelestedeLaney the exception being @cmpriest‘s clockwork century, but the war there is a backdrop more than a “feature” #steampunkchat -6:18 PM Jun 15th, 2012 SelestedeLaney @Jenny_Schwartz Glad to know I’m not the only one with one of those lists 😛 #steampunkchat -6:18 PM Jun 15th, 2012 Lord_Hot_Dogg RT @Jenny_Schwartz: Truth! RT @artificer13: That’s why we’re nerds. #NonStopImaginations #steampunkchat -6:18 PM Jun 15th, 2012 jkcoi You have to write that! 🙂 RT @Jenny_Schwartz For #dieselpunkhas anyone written a Jazz Age punkish flapper? #steampunkchat-6:18 PM Jun 15th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz @SelestedeLaney LOL Adds to my huge “when I’m cloned” list #steampunkchat -6:18 PM Jun 15th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz Truth! RT @artificer13: That’s why we’re nerds.#NonStopImaginations #steampunkchat -6:17 PM Jun 15th, 2012 SelestedeLaney @Jenny_Schwartz Nope. That one’s all you 😉 #steampunkchat -6:17 PM Jun 15th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz @becadroit @artificer13 Got to agree!#steampunkchat -6:17 PM Jun 15th, 2012 SelestedeLaney @artificer13 Exactly. Most steampunk that deals with war (that I’ve read) is more about killing it before it starts.#steampunkchat -6:17 PM Jun 15th, 2012 artificer13 @Jenny_Schwartz That’s why we’re nerds.#NonStopImaginations #steampunkchat -6:17 PM Jun 15th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz For #dieselpunk has anyone written a Jazz Age punkish flapper? #steampunkchat -6:16 PM Jun 15th, 2012 becadroit Hi there, I think good world building is a feature of good writing & getting the details right. @artificer13 @Jenny_Schwartz#steampunkchat -6:16 PM Jun 15th, 2012 artificer13 @SelestedeLaney agreed. #Dieselpunk‘s era encapsulates two WW’s (and their possible fictional extensions) very distopian#steampunkchat -6:16 PM Jun 15th, 2012 jkcoi Great way to put it 🙂 RT @artificer13 @Jenny_Schwartz world building is a feature of all true “nerdisms” punk or otherwise#steampunkchat -6:15 PM Jun 15th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz @artificer13 Strong argument in favour of “Nerds have the best imaginations” #steampunkchat -6:15 PM Jun 15th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz RT @artificer13: @Jenny_Schwartz I think world building is a feature of all true “nerdisms”, punk or otherwise.#steampunkchat -6:14 PM Jun 15th, 2012 Siri_Paulson @artificer13 Hmm, interesting distinction, and I agree steampunk often doesn’t have that. #steampunkchat -6:14 PM Jun 15th, 2012 SelestedeLaney @Siri_Paulson To a degree. Or alt-world. I wrote a YA post-apocalyptic dystopian with #cyberpunk elements LOL#steampunkchat -6:14 PM Jun 15th, 2012 artificer13 @Jenny_Schwartz I think world building is a feature of all true “nerdisms”, punk or otherwise. #steampunkchat -6:14 PM Jun 15th, 2012 SelestedeLaney @artificer13 I can see that. What with the era and all. War within steampunk tends to be…more localized if that makes sense #steampunkchat -6:13 PM Jun 15th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz @jkcoi And that’s why we ended up antho sisters 🙂 #steampunkchat -6:13 PM Jun 15th, 2012 artificer13 @Jenny_Schwartz Very much agree. The background is very rich and compelling indeed. @SelestedeLaney @Meljean#steampunkchat #ironduke -6:13 PM Jun 15th, 2012 MDKenning @SelestedeLaney I’Dwould agree. Iremember when the web was sci fi #steampunkchat -6:13 PM Jun 15th, 2012 Siri_Paulson @SelestedeLaney That’s exactly why I was wondering — has cyberpunk turned into near-future SF generally?#steampunkchat -6:13 PM Jun 15th, 2012 jkcoi Oh I hope so. Love that the most!! RT @Jenny_SchwartzActually, is vivid world building a feature of all ‘punk?#steampunkchat -6:13 PM Jun 15th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz @jkcoi I agree: Story trumps everything#steampunkchat -6:13 PM Jun 15th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz Actually, is vivid world building a feature of all ‘punk? #steampunkchat -6:12 PM Jun 15th, 2012 artificer13 @Siri_Paulson For me #dieselpunk always seems more distopian & warlike, where steampunk doesn’t necessarily need that element #steampunkchat -6:12 PM Jun 15th, 2012 MDKenning @artificer13 had not heard that one before. more used to the tv.tropes and wikipedia definition. #steampunkchat -6:12 PM Jun 15th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz @artificer13 @SelestedeLaney @Meljean It’s the vivid world building that hooked me #IronDuke #steampunkchat -6:12 PM Jun 15th, 2012 SelestedeLaney @Siri_Paulson Also, I think #cyberpunk is hard because there are so many advances in computers and related tech NOW. #steampunkchat -6:11 PM Jun 15th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz @Siri_Paulson Calling @JeanetteLGrey to answer: Is#cyberpunk still around? #steampunkchat -6:11 PM Jun 15th, 2012 LiaKeyes RT @Jenny_Schwartz: Oops. Forgot to reshare the cheat sheet of punks http://t.co/aNERGPju #steampunkchat -6:11 PM Jun 15th, 2012 SelestedeLaney @Siri_Paulson I don’t think it’s dead, it’s just not as visible b/c steampunk is getting most of the attention.#steampunkchat -6:10 PM Jun 15th, 2012 Siri_Paulson @artificer13 Well, yes. But to me it has very much the same flavour as steampunk proper. Maybe haven’t read enough though. #steampunkchat -6:10 PM Jun 15th, 2012 artificer13 @Jenny_Schwartz and it’s quite smashing so far!#IronDuke @SelestedeLaney #steampunkchat @Meljean -6:10 PM Jun 15th, 2012 jkcoi .@Jenny_Schwartz Like w/ everything other genre, most just want a good story, so probably don’t care. But maybe some do care#steampunkchat -6:10 PM Jun 15th, 2012 SelestedeLaney For instance, there’s a type of bio-cyber-punk element to Clockwork Mafia (but not really LOL) #steampunkchat-6:10 PM Jun 15th, 2012 artificer13 @MDKenning V. True! Although as @Jenny_Schwartzpoints out, that may more properly be called “Da Vinci punk” or similar. #steampunkchat -6:10 PM Jun 15th, 2012 MDKenning RT @jkcoi: Im going to go out on a limb and say that most of the punks are bleeding into each other in todays lit#steampunkchat -6:10 PM Jun 15th, 2012 Siri_Paulson #steampunkchat Is cyberpunk a dead genre now? Or is it still floating around somewhere? -6:09 PM Jun 15th, 2012 SelestedeLaney There is a blurring IMO, and some die-hard genre-lovers care, but I don’t think casual readers do. #steampunkchat-6:09 PM Jun 15th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz Oops. Forgot to reshare the cheat sheet of punkshttp://t.co/vsBhTu1a #steampunkchat -6:09 PM Jun 15th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz @jkcoi Is there a blurring of the punk lines? & do readers care? #steampunkchat -6:08 PM Jun 15th, 2012 artificer13 @Siri_Paulson I actually disagree. #Dieselpunk is a different era WW1 thru the late 1940s. #steampunkchat -6:08 PM Jun 15th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz RT @jkcoi: I’m going to go out on a limb and say that most of the punks are bleeding into each other in today’s lit#steampunkchat -6:08 PM Jun 15th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz @artificer13 @SelestedeLaney Iron Duke was the one! Lucky duck with a signed copy 😉 #steampunkchat -6:08 PM Jun 15th, 2012 SelestedeLaney Very much so RT @jkcoi: Im going to go out on a limb & say that most of the punks are bleeding into each other in todays lit #steampunkchat -6:08 PM Jun 15th, 2012 artificer13 @Jenny_Schwartz @SelestedeLaney There’s “Iron Duke” with it’s nanobots, and “Whitechapel Gods” as well #biopunk#steampunkchat -6:07 PM Jun 15th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz @Siri_Paulson We’re sisters! the Jazz Age aspect of#dieselpunk appeals to me #steampunkchat -6:07 PM Jun 15th, 2012 SelestedeLaney @Jenny_Schwartz Right. Kady Cross’s YA series uses a type of #biopunk within the #steampunk world #steampunkchat-6:07 PM Jun 15th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz @MDKenning @artificer13 What could you call Renaissance punk? DaVincipunk? #steampunkchat -6:07 PM Jun 15th, 2012 jkcoi I’m going to go out on a limb and say that most of the punks are bleeding into each other in today’s lit #steampunkchat -6:07 PM Jun 15th, 2012 Siri_Paulson #steampunkchat Oh, and dieselpunk (arguably still more steampunk than anything else) -6:06 PM Jun 15th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz @SelestedeLaney Genetic manipulation sneaks into steampunk too…trying to think of examples #steampunkchat#biopunk -6:06 PM Jun 15th, 2012 MDKenning Although @artificer13 there is clockpunk that is more Renaissance based, and thats different. 🙂 #steampunkchat -6:06 PM Jun 15th, 2012 SelestedeLaney @Siri_Paulson Also a fan of #bustlepunk#steampunkchat -6:06 PM Jun 15th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz @jkcoi Woot! welcome 🙂 #Steampunkchat -6:05 PM Jun 15th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz @Siri_Paulson LOL I love #bustlepunk All those frivolous fun things & fashion 🙂 #Steampunkchat -6:05 PM Jun 15th, 2012 jkcoi Oh hey, I’m actually on time for a #steampunkchat! 🙂 -6:05 PM Jun 15th, 2012 artificer13 @Jenny_Schwartz I’ve always referred to it as a Glasgow Handshake, but the meaning is the same. #steampunkchat#headbutt -6:05 PM Jun 15th, 2012 SelestedeLaney Bio punk (as far as my understanding at this point) deals with genetic manipulation and the implications of that technology #steampunkchat -6:05 PM Jun 15th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz @MDKenning Brilliant! #clockworkpunk meet#steampunkchat -6:04 PM Jun 15th, 2012 Siri_Paulson #steampunkchat Bustlepunk = “steampunk for girls” (ahem) -6:04 PM Jun 15th, 2012 artificer13 I’ll go on record saying clock, brass, and other asst victoriana punk movements are still #steampunk. #steampunkchat-6:04 PM Jun 15th, 2012 MDKenning Clockpunk reporting for duty! #steampunkchat -6:04 PM Jun 15th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz @SelestedeLaney What is biopunk? #steampunkchat-6:04 PM Jun 15th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz @artificer13 Glasgow kiss for a greeting? hmm#steampunkchat -6:03 PM Jun 15th, 2012 SelestedeLaney So, how about we start by talking about the other Punks we love? I’m rather drawn to cyber and bio punk myself#steampunkchat -6:03 PM Jun 15th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz ’kay! Everyone step forward with a ‘punk. Let’s name and shame ‘em #steampunkchat -6:03 PM Jun 15th, 2012 artificer13 @Jenny_Schwartz You could always headbutt someone while greeting them, that’s fairly punkish. #steampunkchat -6:02 PM Jun 15th, 2012 SelestedeLaney @Jenny_Schwartz LOL #steampunkchat -6:02 PM Jun 15th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz @artificer13 G’day! #steampunkchat tho I fear that lacks the proper punkish greeting -6:02 PM Jun 15th, 2012 SelestedeLaney If you want credentials, I write steampunk for Carina Press. Badlands is out now, Clockwork Mafia (book 2) is due in March #steampunkchat -6:01 PM Jun 15th, 2012 artificer13 Hi Ho #steampunk and other punks! #steampunkchat-6:01 PM Jun 15th, 2012 SelestedeLaney And it’s time. Welcome, everyone! @Jenny_Schwartzand I are your hostesses, and tonight’s topic is Steam and the Other Punks! #steampunkchat -6:00 PM Jun 15th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz Welcome to #steampunkchat ! The topic is “Steampunk vs the OTHER punks” We’re looking for a clean fight…um, no… a friendly chat 🙂 -6:00 PM Jun 15th, 2012 artificer13 Seven minutes until #Steampunkchat! Tonite’s topic – Steampunk vs Other “punks” #steampunk -5:53 PM Jun 15th, 2012 MDKenning RT @Jenny_Schwartz: Tweetchat room for#steampunkchat is http://t.co/V0eFFmtS to save you adding#steampunkchat to yr tweets 🙂 -5:50 PM Jun 15th, 2012 jolantru RT @LiaKeyes: 15 minutes till #steampunkchat ”Steampunk vs the OTHER punks” What other punks? http://t.co/aNERGPju Take your pick 🙂 -5:47 PM Jun 15th, 2012 KaelaJael RT @Jenny_Schwartz: Tweetchat room for #steampunkchatis http://t.co/V0eFFmtS to save you adding #steampunkchat to yr tweets 🙂 -5:45 PM Jun 15th, 2012 LiaKeyes 15 minutes till #steampunkchat ”Steampunk vs the OTHER punks” What other punks? http://t.co/aNERGPju Take your pick 🙂 -5:44 PM Jun 15th, 2012

Transcript: June 8th, 2012 – Personal Projects, What are you working on?

The Summer Edition of #SteampunkChat is building steam, and tonight’s topic of “Personal Projects – What are you working on?” was very inspiring indeed.

To read the Personal Project chat transcript in chronological order, scroll DOWN from the TOP: (apologies for the format change)

Update: #SteampunkChat WILL be continuing over the summer with either myself (@artificer13) or @Jenny_Schwartz + guest at the helm. Next week’s #steampunkchat topic is “Steampunk vs the OTHER punks” So if you know dieselpunks, etc, invite them in 🙂

@artificer13: RT @Jenny_Schwartz: #Steampunkchat WILL continue thru summer thx @Artificer13 for hosting & @CarinaPresssteampunk authors who are 3rd Fridays of the month
June 8, 2012, 8:33 pm
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@artificer13: @fentonslee Will you be able to make #steampunkchattonite 9EDT? We’re discussing personal projects. #steampunk #costuming #persona #toys
June 8, 2012, 9:03 pm
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@MarshallGabe: #Steampunkchattonight at 6pm PDT/9pm EDT! Come talk to fellow #steampunk types about projects that are being worked on.
June 8, 2012, 9:11 pm
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@artificer13: RT @MarshallGabe: #Steampunkchattonight at 6pm PDT/9pm EDT! Come talk to fellow #steampunk types about projects that are being worked on.
June 8, 2012, 9:14 pm
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@fentonslee: @artificer13 only sporadically, as I’m at a festival w/ my family tonight. #steampunkchat
June 8, 2012, 9:17 pm
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@BrassBoneyard: @MarshallGabe Wish I could participate in #Steampunkchat, but that time sucks for me. Do you ever do any other times? http://t.co/eXgE44Fj
June 8, 2012, 9:18 pm
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@MarshallGabe: @BrassBoneyard #steampunkchat has always been hosted at that time. Hard to balance the two coasts a lot of the time. @artificer13
June 8, 2012, 9:22 pm
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@artificer13: Three hours until #SteampunkChat – tonights topic is Personal Projects – What are YOU working on?. Follow along on http://t.co/p7p4vbmB
June 8, 2012, 10:00 pm
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@artificer13: 2 hours until #Steampunkchat- Tonight’s topic is Personal Projects – what are you working on? Costume, persona, props, airship? Come share
June 8, 2012, 11:00 pm
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@MarshallGabe: RT @artificer13: 2 hours until #Steampunkchat- Tonight’s topic is Personal Projects – what are you working on? Costume, persona, props, airship? Come share
June 8, 2012, 11:05 pm
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@artificer13: @steamboat28 bad planning? Come join, it’s oodles of fun. #steampunkchat
June 8, 2012, 11:16 pm
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@Jenny_Schwartz: RT @artificer13: 2 hours until #Steampunkchat- Tonight’s topic is Personal Projects – what are you working on? Costume, persona, props, airship? Come share
June 8, 2012, 11:58 pm
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@artificer13: 1 Hour until tonight’s #steampunkchat, the topic is Personal Projects – What are you working on? Costuming, persona, props, an airship?
June 9, 2012, 12:00 am
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@Jenny_Schwartz: RT @artificer13: 1 Hour until tonight’s #steampunkchat, the topic is Personal Projects – What are you working on? Costuming, persona, props, an airship?
June 9, 2012, 12:00 am
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@RichardEPreston: @LiaKeyes Hey all looking forward to #steampunkchatbut won’t get in until 6:30 or late have fun!
June 9, 2012, 12:16 am
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@steampunkcom: RT @artificer13: 1/2 Hour until tonight’s #steampunkchat, the topic is Personal Projects – What are you working on? Costuming, an airship?
June 9, 2012, 12:32 am
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@eldritchengines: RT @artificer13: 1 Hour until tonight’s #steampunkchat, the topic is Personal Projects – What are you working on? Costuming, persona, props, an airship?
June 9, 2012, 12:33 am
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@Ada_Vodkar: RT @steampunkcom: RT @artificer13: 1/2 Hour until tonight’s #steampunkchat, the topic is Personal Projects – What are you working on? Costuming, an airship?
June 9, 2012, 12:39 am
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@artificer13: 15 min until tonight’s #steampunkchat, the topic is Personal Projects – What are you working on? Costuming, persona, props, an airship?
June 9, 2012, 12:43 am
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@artificer13: 2 minutes until tonight’s #steampunkchat, the topic is Personal Projects – What are you working on? Costuming, persona, props, an airship?
June 9, 2012, 12:59 am
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@MarshallGabe: Good evening, folks! #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 12:59 am
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@artificer13: @MarshallGabe Good Evening to you! #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:01 am
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@Jenny_Schwartz: Good morning, steampunkers! #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:01 am
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@artificer13: Time to start tonight’s #steampunkchat. it can be easily followed on http://t.co/p7p4vbmBHop in, what are you working on? #steampunk
June 9, 2012, 1:02 am
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@MerryBones: Good morning, good afternoon, or good evening, steampunkers from all over. #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:02 am
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@artificer13: So with Summer (or Winter, for our Antipodean Aethernauts) upon us, what projects are we all working on? #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:03 am
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@artificer13: @MerryBones Good day to you! #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:04 am
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@MerryBones: I’m working on staying sane. Does that count? #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:04 am
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@Jenny_Schwartz: @MerryBones How’s that going for you? #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:04 am
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@MarshallGabe: @artificer13 How goes it? #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:04 am
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@MerryBones: @artificer13 A jolly good day to you, too, my good man 🙂 . #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:05 am
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@artificer13: @MerryBones are you wearing goggles why you do it? 😉 because then it would count #steampunkchat #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:05 am
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@MerryBones: @Jenny_Schwartz Too soon to tell. #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:05 am
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@LiaKeyes: RT @artificer13: Time to start #steampunkchat. Follow on http://t.co/q1w62CKu Hop in, what are you working on? #steampunk #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:05 am
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@Jenny_Schwartz: @MerryBones Well, no mad laughter attached to your tweet…so I’m thinking, success so far. Congrats 😉 #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:06 am
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@MerryBones: @artificer13 Oooo, I could be. Just takes a quick dash upstairs and voila, I’ll be all goggled up. #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:06 am
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@artificer13: @MarshallGabe Things progress. I won’t comment on the speed of said progression though. #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:06 am
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@Jenny_Schwartz: Apart from writing steampunk, I’d like to create some steampunk recipes #steampunkchatProject-under-consideration
June 9, 2012, 1:06 am
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@MarshallGabe: @artificer13 ‘s advert made me laugh. I am building an airship crew with my wife for RP personal purposes actually. #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:06 am
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@Jenny_Schwartz: and *sigh* I’ve defaulted to talking food. Sorry, folks #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:07 am
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@MerryBones: @Jenny_Schwartz Awesome! Finally I can check something off today’s to do list, lol. #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:07 am
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@artificer13: Who is developing new goodies? Costumes? Props? Fiction? Personae? Tell us all about it. #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:07 am
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@thegeo: @artificer13 Working on getting more local people involved and secret TeslaCon stuff #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:07 am
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@DelilahSDawson: Whew. Finished brainstorming while eating an ice cream and singing along to Call Me Maybe. Time to get serious for #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:07 am
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@MerryBones: @Jenny_Schwartz Well that didn’t take long, lol. #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:07 am
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@artificer13: @Jenny_Schwartz Oi! Just what is wrong with mad laughter? @MerryBones #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:07 am
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@DelilahSDawson: RT @LiaKeyes: RT @artificer13: Time to start #steampunkchat. Follow on http://t.co/d990784A Hop in, what are you working on? #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:08 am
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@CoffeePothead: RT @LiaKeyes: RT @artificer13: Time to start #steampunkchat. Follow on http://t.co/q1w62CKu Hop in, what are you working on? #steampunk #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:08 am
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@Jenny_Schwartz: @MerryBones It’s tweeting during morning tea time that does it! Need more coffee!! #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:08 am
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@DelilahSDawson: Costumes! I realized I was missing out on the layers and accessories, so I bought an overskirt, a bustle, a bunch of fabric. #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:08 am
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@artificer13: @DelilahSDawson Welcome aboard! We’ve gotten our Letter of Mark, so we’re no longer pirates, but Privateers! #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:08 am
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@MerryBones: @artificer13 I’m trying to pull together both a costume and a personae. Both are very much works in progress. #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:08 am
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@MarshallGabe: One of the SP groups here in town does a monthly bar event. Ships are a big theme and is mostly in persona. #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:08 am
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@Jenny_Schwartz: @artificer13 @MerryBones Oops. On you, mad laughter is good 😉 #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:08 am
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@MerryBones: @artificer13 I’m rather fond of mad laughter, myself. #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:09 am
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@MarshallGabe: Decided to make one to fit in with that. Plan to get friends across the country involved at some points as we travel. #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:09 am
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@thegeo: @artificer13 Hah, I made my own letters of marque, screw the law, I AM THE LAW! #airshippirate #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:09 am
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@artificer13: @thegeo Super-double-secret stuff for #teslacon?? I’m curious and very excited. #SpillIt #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:09 am
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@artificer13: @MarshallGabe Pirate, US, UK or other? #Airshipcrew #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:10 am
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@Jenny_Schwartz: @DelilahSDawson @MerryBones How do you decide on costume/persona? #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:10 am
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@MerryBones: My new hero. RT @thegeo: @artificer13 Hah, I made my own letters of marque, screw the law, I AM THE LAW! #airshippirate #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:10 am
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@artificer13: @MerryBones A woman after my own heart #Mwhahaha #MadScience #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:10 am
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@MarshallGabe: @artificer13 US, trade ship. Decided against pirate. Though for PirateFest next year do want to do some stuff. #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:11 am
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@jhameia: @artificer13 I’m fixing up a hat with a veil. Ran all over town looking for the right kind of material. #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:11 am
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@artificer13: @MarshallGabe Have you read @cmpriest’s Clockwork Century books? Fantastic source material for #Airshipcrews #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:11 am
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@DelilahSDawson: @Jenny_Schwartz I don’t do personae, as I’m a horrid actor. More themes. I have a pirate set, a goth set, and an EVERYTHING. #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:12 am
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@jhameia: @MarshallGabe What’s the group called? #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:12 am
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@MerryBones: @Jenny_Schwartz Usually I go w/pirate, but hubby inspired me by wanting to create a steampunk astronomer costume. #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:12 am
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@artificer13: @thegeo Forging documents…? Sounds like the actions of a pirate to me. 😉 #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:12 am
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@MarshallGabe: @artificer13 Still working my way through the first one. #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:12 am
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@DelilahSDawson: @artificer13 She’s headlining a festival I’ll be guesting. Can’t wait to meet her, get her books, and get them signed! #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:12 am
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@Jenny_Schwartz: @DelilahSDawson “everything” sounds intriguing. I understand the not acting. Too shy to even costume up #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:13 am
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@MerryBones: @artificer13 Are you sure we weren’t meant to be twins? We do seem to be quite simpatico 🙂 . #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:13 am
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@MarshallGabe: @jhameia Slave of the Muse is who puts it on. They’re working on a big event in January. We’ll see how that goes. #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:13 am
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@jhameia: @MerryBones Steampunk astronomer is cooler and more original. #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:13 am
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@Jenny_Schwartz: @MerryBones a steampunk astronomer sounds awesome #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:13 am
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@artificer13: @jhameia What sort of hat? Mourning, Equestrian, or just Fabulous? 😉 #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:13 am
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@DelilahSDawson: I have a steampunk librarian one I need to buff up. I wish I was better with leather. I want book holsters and a pen bracer. #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:14 am
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@MerryBones: @Jenny_Schwartz @jhameia That’s what I thought. So I started thinking about variations for myself. #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:14 am
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@Jenny_Schwartz: @DelilahSDawson Book holsters! What a brilliant idea #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:14 am
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@jhameia: @artificer13 I am not sure! It looks vaguely pirate-ish at certain angles, but I’m certain it’s just Fancy. #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:15 am
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@thegeo: @artificer13 You have no proof that I am a pirate. #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:15 am
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@artificer13: @DelilahSDawson Very, VERY, jealous. I love her books. I want her to sign my breathing mask. #steampunkchat @cmpriest
June 9, 2012, 1:15 am
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@MerryBones: @Jenny_Schwartz @jhameia I’ll probably end up with a whole closet full of steampunk costumes. #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:15 am
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@jhameia: @DelilahSDawson Book holsters and pen bracers are genius ideas. I will back you on this quest. #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:15 am
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@Jenny_Schwartz: @MerryBones @jhameia There are worse fates! #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:15 am
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@jhameia: @MerryBones I’m slowly wending my way so I have casual steampunk-ish wear all through my wardrobe. #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:16 am
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@MerryBones: @artificer13 OMG, if you ever pull that off I will be super jealous. Love @cmpriest’s work. #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:16 am
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@MerryBones: @Jenny_Schwartz @jhameia LOL, try telling that to my hubby! #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:16 am
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@artificer13: @MarshallGabe Boneshaker starts slowly, but ends BIG. The series really picks up steam right after that. #NoPunIntended #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:16 am
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@DelilahSDawson: @artificer13 Steam on down to GA this October for the Literary Festival. Meet us both! Hijinx! We’ll destroy Dahlonega! #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:16 am
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@Jenny_Schwartz: @MerryBones @jhameia Death by steampunk costume smotheration. Oh dear #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:17 am
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@DelilahSDawson: @jhameia Right? Because there’s that awesome sewing bracer on Etsy. But I need something to hold my quill, nibs, ink. #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:17 am
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@jhameia: @artificer13 Have you read Clementine and Ganymede? I’ve yet to catch those. =( #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:17 am
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@MerryBones: @Jenny_Schwartz I’ll drink to that. #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:17 am
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@jhameia: @MerryBones The cool thing is that steampunk pieces also can be very practical for everyday use. #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:17 am
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@MarshallGabe: @artificer13 What I’ve run into. Mostly been reading it off and on during doctor visits for the grandmama. #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:18 am
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@artificer13: @MerryBones does your skin dissolve metal like H2So4? We may be separated at birth. #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:18 am
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@thegeo: @artificer13 OH, I am breaking out the leather soon to make a few pairs of shackles. #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:18 am
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@jhameia: @DelilahSDawson I would just settle for one that can hold pens. I sewed pen holders onto my bag, next to the parasol holster. #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:18 am
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@DelilahSDawson: @Jenny_Schwartz @MerryBones @jhameia There was that time I stepped on 3/4 needle while costuming & had to get a tetanus shot. #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:19 am
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@artificer13: @jhameia I’ve got Ganymede coming tomorrow, I’ve read the rest. Can’t wait for the next one too! #steampunkchat @cmpriest
June 9, 2012, 1:19 am
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@MerryBones: @artificer13 My god, my long lost brother! #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:19 am
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@MarshallGabe: Going to Salt City Steamfest in June, hoping to meet @boarthur there. Pondering if I need something new for there #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:19 am
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@jhameia: @artificer13 Isn’t Clementine supposed to get a second run? I’m hoping to get it then =( #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:20 am
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@MerryBones: @jhameia Absolutely. I would love to incorporate more steampunk into my everyday wear, as you are doing. #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:20 am
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@jhameia: @MarshallGabe Oh, excellent! Say hello to @NivatimaDimenti for me while you’re there. #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:20 am
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@artificer13: @DelilahSDawson Call me when you drive a Glover’s Needle into a knuckle bone & it STICKS @Jenny_Schwartz @MerryBones @jhameia #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:20 am
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@MarshallGabe: @jhameia @artificer13 Kindle Ap on my Phone and TouchPad. No worry about out of print there. #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:21 am
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@MerryBones: @DelilahSDawson @Jenny_Schwartz @jhameia OMG, I guess costuming can be hazardous to one’s health at times. But so worth it. #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:21 am
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@jhameia: @DelilahSDawson Yikes!! Stepping on needles = never fun. Why I obsessively clear my sewing space at the end of the day… #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:21 am
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@MarshallGabe: @jhameia I certainly will if I run into her! #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:21 am
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@artificer13: @DelilahSDawson I WISH, you could both sign my mask (or kilt). I’ll be prepping for @TeslaCon_3 then. #OverCommitted #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:21 am
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@Jenny_Schwartz: OMG I step away to grab a coffee & steampunk danger stories explode #steampunkchatBe more careful, y’all!
June 9, 2012, 1:22 am
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@thegeo: @artificer13 Oi I shall be stalking you at @TeslaCon_3 then! #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:22 am
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@DelilahSDawson: @artificer13 Once hacked into my thumb meat with a jewelry saw so deeply I had to back it out, and it broke. In my thumb. #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:22 am
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@jhameia: @MerryBones I’ve got some wonderful gray pinstripe material, gonna make a skirt + vest set. With pockets. #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:22 am
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@MerryBones: @Jenny_Schwartz Let that be a lesson to you, missy. Never leave again! #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:23 am
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@Jenny_Schwartz: @MerryBones I’ll say! I hate reading horror stories #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:23 am
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@artificer13: @jhameia It’s still avail from amazon in PB and kindle format. http://t.co/14Ti2oMH It’s really, really good. #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:23 am
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@MerryBones: @jhameia Nice! Very sharp, I like that. #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:24 am
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@MarshallGabe: Need to also plan our next Roving Feast night. Pick a restaurant and go there Steampunked up and just relax. Tell stories #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:24 am
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@Jenny_Schwartz: @MarshallGabe Roving Feast night sounds wonderful #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:24 am
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@artificer13: @DelilahSDawson I cut off t/tip of my R/H index finger in a router & flensed all the flesh off r/h ring finger w/sheet steel #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:24 am
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@jhameia: @artificer13 Yes but I fucking hate buying from Amazon =/ And I has no Kindle. #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:24 am
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@jhameia: @MerryBones Yeah, I just have to find the right patterns for what I want to achieve. Realized a men’s waistcoat is the ticket #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:25 am
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@artificer13: @thegeo I’ll be easy to find, I’m vending with @bionicunicorn all weekend. And I’ll be in a kilt & pith helmet. @TeslaCon_3 #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:25 am
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@DelilahSDawson: @artificer13 I’ve seen my own intestines sitting on a table. #THISISSTEAMPUNKJAWSBIOTCH #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:26 am
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@jhameia: @MerryBones A nice collared halter-neck, worn with long-sleeved shirt or without… #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:26 am
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@Jenny_Schwartz: Anyone steampunked their pets? http://t.co/T3rkHjCT #steampunkchatTalking of projects…if my dog wouldn’t eat his costume
June 9, 2012, 1:26 am
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@artificer13: @jhameia I think http://t.co/DtcFEnI3 still has it as well. #Clementine #steampunkchat @cmpriest
June 9, 2012, 1:26 am
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@jhameia: Oh!! Before I forget, I discovered the best song representing dapper steampunk men! #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:26 am
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@MarshallGabe: @Jenny_Schwartz It’s usually fun. Some restaurants have seating issues, or bill issues, but most go pretty smooth. #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:26 am
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@thegeo: @artificer13 I’ll be in all sorts of crazy. Probably a corset one day too. #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:27 am
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@MerryBones: @jhameia Do you ever struggle with getting the staff at the fabric store to grasp your vision. #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:27 am
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@artificer13: @DelilahSDawson You win. #steampunkchatI have seen my wife’s intestines on a table, if that helps 😉
June 9, 2012, 1:27 am
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@jhameia: RT @Jenny_Schwartz: Anyone steampunked their pets? http://t.co/WlM1Yjl5 #steampunkchat #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:27 am
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@jhameia: @Jenny_Schwartz I’ve seen some steampunk’d pets at cons but NONE as fancy as THOSE! #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:27 am
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@MerryBones: @jhameia I ask because I actually had a lady try to talk me out of some patterns and fabric once but she never said why. #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:27 am
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@MarshallGabe: The wife usually loves buying hats and redecorating. Has a pith helmet and costume top hat she’s dolled up recently. #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:27 am
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@artificer13: @Jenny_Schwartz I used to put a little fez on my wife’s Persian cat. #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:28 am
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@Jenny_Schwartz: @jhameia At cons? Wow. Those must be well-behaved pets *envy* #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:28 am
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@MerryBones: @artificer13 LOL, and how did the cat respond to that? #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:28 am
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@artificer13: Who is working on a new costume besides me? Anyone have pix of their progress? #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:29 am
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@DelilahSDawson: I want to train my parakeet to wear an eye patch. Does that count? Mr. Cheepers is rather dapper. #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:29 am
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@Jenny_Schwartz: @artificer13 Fez-tastic cute! #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:29 am
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@jhameia: @MerryBones I tend to shop with my friend who taught me to sew; she’s got 40+ years sewing experience so she knows her shit. #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:29 am
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@artificer13: @MerryBones It was a red Persian, so it mostly looked surly, sneezed, and put up with it. #steampunkchat#HatsonCats
June 9, 2012, 1:29 am
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@thegeo: @artificer13 Working on 2-3, but no pictures nor spoilers other than I AM GOING TO TAKE OVER THE MOON AT TESLACON! #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:29 am
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@Jenny_Schwartz: @DelilahSDawson Absolutely! What a cool name, Mr Cheepers! #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:29 am
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@jhameia: @MerryBones My problem is: “I’ve got something like that!” and she can’t find it because, duh, 40+ years pattern accumulation #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:30 am
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@DelilahSDawson: This was my last #steampunk project: http://t.co/QVJqzXfM #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:30 am
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@jhameia: @artificer13 I made a new bra, if that counts, lol. #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:30 am
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@artificer13: @Jenny_Schwartz And it is NOT, as previously reported, Mr. Cheep-Ass (which would have totally rocked, btw) @DelilahSDawson #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:31 am
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@MarshallGabe: So, anyone else have trouble coming up with names for stuff such as airships or even personas and character? #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:31 am
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@jhameia: @MerryBones That’s weird that someone would try to talk you out of a sale… #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:31 am
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@MerryBones: @jhameia Wow, 40 years, impressive. That’s like the teacher I had, she had been sewing for almost 60 years. #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:31 am
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@Jenny_Schwartz: @DelilahSDawson You are clever! from jacket to bolero…and only incidental injuries 😉 #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:31 am
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@MerryBones: @artificer13 Better than my cats. Hubby still has a scar on his thumb from a mere leash attempt years ago. #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:31 am
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@artificer13: @jhameia Does it have all brass bits on? 😉 #SteampunkChat
June 9, 2012, 1:32 am
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@DelilahSDawson: @MarshallGabe I have a pathetic abundance of names. #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:32 am
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@Jenny_Schwartz: @MarshallGabe Naming stuff is a nightmare. Don’t start me on story titles… #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:32 am
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@MerryBones: @jhameia It was very weird. Hubby wanted a pirate top, & I was looking to make a captain’s coat, & she wasn’t ok with it. #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:32 am
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@artificer13: @MarshallGabe That’s why I love the Brits, they just recycle everything. #UseWhatsAlreadyThere #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:32 am
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@jhameia: @artificer13 Alas no, haha. But I did see some shiny stuff that I plan on putting on my next bra. #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:32 am
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@Jenny_Schwartz: @MerryBones @artificer13 Ooh, the indignity of a cat leash. Surprised your hubs survived the attempt #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:32 am
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@jhameia: @artificer13 And I’ve been looking for brass-coloured findings too. #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:33 am
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@DelilahSDawson: Ooh! And I want to do a Little Red Riding Hood wolf hunter. All I need is a wolf head or wolfskin bustle or something. #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:33 am
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@MarshallGabe: I finally settled on the name for my airship by naming it after a knife I used for a photoshoot. It had a Lion’s Head on it #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:33 am
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@artificer13: Here’s my WIP for the Royal Dirigible Corps Marine (1 Group). http://t.co/qzNgvWNv Still missing respirator. Wrong Sporran. #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:34 am
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@MerryBones: @Jenny_Schwartz @artificer13 All things considered, I am, too! That was one unhappy kitty. So no costumes for my wild bunch. #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:34 am
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@DelilahSDawson: @Jenny_Schwartz Thanks! It made me want to do more. Now I have fabric and just need a pattern for this vest I want… #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:34 am
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@jhameia: @MarshallGabe When I wrote my M’sian steampunk story, I named both ships in the story “Island,” in diff languages. #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:34 am
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@jhameia: @MarshallGabe And there IS the 7th Sanctum, if all else fails http://t.co/HuOHEh2e #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:35 am
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@artificer13: After my Field uniform is complete I need to start work on my Dress uniform for the @TeslaCon_3 Ball. SO much gold frogging! #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:35 am
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@MarshallGabe: @jhameia I’m going to have to “borrow” that some day. >.> #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:35 am
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@DelilahSDawson: @artificer13 You must turn that into a meme that says DAMN IT FEELS GOOD TO BE A STEAMPUNK GANGSTA. I’ll wait. #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:36 am
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@jhameia: @MarshallGabe Using different languages is a public domain trick 😉 #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:36 am
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@MerryBones: I want to make my own version of this. http://t.co/5verNxzf #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:37 am
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@MarshallGabe: @artificer13 Reminds me, going to have to work on some stuff for #steamcon Monster & Monster Hunter theme this year. #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:37 am
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@jhameia: @artificer13 I’m still planning a hanfu with a crapload of pockets in the sleeves so I can walk around as a pharmacist. #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:37 am
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@Jenny_Schwartz: @MerryBones Ear cuffs! They’re gorgeous #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:37 am
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@jhameia: @MerryBones Adorable!! #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:38 am
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@MerryBones: @Jenny_Schwartz I’m absolutely gaga for these. I could just buy them, but I want the fun of hunting down my own accessories. #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:38 am
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@artificer13: @DelilahSDawson It may be a while. Perhaps if I could get a pic while I’m holding a cricket bat. #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:38 am
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@Jenny_Schwartz: @MerryBones Yeah, more than half the fun is the hunt #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:39 am
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@artificer13: @jhameia Pix please, whenever you get that done. Sounds fantastic! #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:39 am
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@DelilahSDawson: @MerryBones Ooh! Now I want to make a clock hand tiara! And if anyone gives me any trouble, I’ll ram ‘em! #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:39 am
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@MerryBones: @jhameia I think I actually gasped when I came across this; they’re just so fantastic! #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:40 am
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@artificer13: Is anyone working on a collaboration/group project/ or charity project they’d like to shout out? #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:40 am
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@jhameia: @artificer13 Got the idea when I was messin’ in 7th Sanctum. I think it was “Magical Girl Name” generator? #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:40 am
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@Jenny_Schwartz: RT @artificer13: Is anyone working on a collaboration/group project/ or charity project they’d like to shout out? #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:40 am
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@jhameia: @artificer13 Anyway, one of them was “Chemical Lady Empress” and my mum is a pharmacist… #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:40 am
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@MerryBones: @DelilahSDawson That would be amazing! (both the tiara and ramming people) #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:40 am
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@jhameia: @MerryBones They remind me of the Fairy Wings pendants 😀 #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:41 am
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@jhameia: @artificer13 Also, hidden, easy-to-reach, dedicated pockets. #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:42 am
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@MerryBones: @artificer13 I’d like to give a shoutout to the steampunk society here for helping restore a local vaudeville theater. #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:42 am
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@DelilahSDawson: I’m hoping @ArtificeClub will do a fun group costume at Dragon*Con this year and let me join. Nerfpunk last year was rad. #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:42 am
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@artificer13: @jhameia I find personae more “real” when you share parts of their stories. My online name is my RL job is my persona. #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:42 am
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@MerryBones: @jhameia Tee hee, I have a pair of glittery fairy wings up in my closet. Loves! #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:42 am
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@artificer13: @MerryBones Shout away! Any links? #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:43 am
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@DelilahSDawson: The @ArtificeClub also having a Dandies and Darlings Dance called Midsummer Night’s Steam on July 7 in Atlanta. So dandy! #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:43 am
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@jhameia: @artificer13 I have so few boundaries between personae… which is why I don’t do roleplaying at all. #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:43 am
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@MerryBones: @Jenny_Schwartz I agree, and I so love any excuse to hit up antique stores 🙂 #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:44 am
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@DelilahSDawson: @artificer13 Yeah, my persona is “steampunk vampire smut writer”. So I have my writing hat and book purse. Easy. #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:44 am
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@MerryBones: @artificer13 The group doing the restoration doesn’t have a web presence, but I think the society’s FB page has some pics… #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:45 am
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@MarshallGabe: @artificer13 Sadly not for several months. We want to go to Downtown Vegas after T-giving to raise money for the food bank #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:45 am
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@jhameia: @MerryBones What’s it called? #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:46 am
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@artificer13: @DelilahSDawson a case of life imitating art imitating life? 😉 #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:46 am
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@MarshallGabe: Write up I did for @docfantastique about starting an airship crew actually http://t.co/h8omMoTu #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:46 am
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@MerryBones: @jhameia Steampunk Society of Nebraska #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:47 am
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@artificer13: @MarshallGabe Very cool, and a very important cause. Times are definitely rough. #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:47 am
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@artificer13: RT @MerryBones: @jhameia Steampunk Society of Nebraska #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:48 am
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@DelilahSDawson: @artificer13 Which came first, the clockwork chicken or the mechanical egg? 😉 #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:48 am
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@MarshallGabe: @artificer13 People in Vegas sometimes dress up and take pictures with tourists for tips. KISS, Prince, Transformers, etc. #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:49 am
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@jhameia: @DelilahSDawson The inventor!! #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:49 am
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@thegeo: @DelilahSDawson @artificer13 The mechanical rabid badger. #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:49 am
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@RichardEPreston: @artificer13 @delilahsdawson Hello fellow steamers guess I got here for the finale … #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:49 am
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@MerryBones: Oh they do have a website now, here it is: http://t.co/h5BxmK2f #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:49 am
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@artificer13: @DelilahSDawson I think it was the rusty rooster. #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:49 am
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@artificer13: @RichardEPreston Welcome in, what are you working on? @delilahsdawson #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:50 am
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@MerryBones: The society is participating by helping with some fundraising and being there in costume. #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:51 am
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@RichardEPreston: Hey steampunk fans check out @Otherworldstore pretty neat store and website Seattle spunk if u havent seen them yet #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:51 am
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@LiaKeyes: @RichardEPreston Me too, flying in to say hi – busy day packing belongings in prep for the moving house! Love to all! #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:51 am
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@LiaKeyes: RT @MarshallGabe: Write up I did for @docfantastique about starting an airship crew actually http://t.co/EtCNOcr9 #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:52 am
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@jhameia: @LiaKeyes Ooooh, good luck with the move! When do you move? #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:52 am
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@RichardEPreston: @artificer13 Hey Artificer! I am working on 2nd book of my steampunk series The Chronicles of the Pneumatic Zeppelin! #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:52 am
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@MerryBones: @RichardEPreston Evening, sir. Glad you made it. #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:53 am
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@RichardEPreston: @LiaKeyes Hi Lia have a safe move! #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:53 am
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@artificer13: Would anyone like to shamelessly self-promote professional projects in our last 10 min? #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:54 am
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@P_Creeden: WANT – This has #steampunk written all over it! #steampunkchat http://t.co/k6hvA29h
June 9, 2012, 1:54 am
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@RichardEPreston: @MerryBones Hi Merry! #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:54 am
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@artificer13: I am prepping for the mad month of July, which I’ve carved out of my schedule to make product for @TeslaCon_3 #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:54 am
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@jhameia: @artificer13 BUY #STEAMPUNKSHAKESPEARE! It is out and very pretteh! #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:54 am
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@LiaKeyes: @jhameia End of the month – have halved # of books, but still have 100 boxes to move. Gah!!! 2.5K books. At least it’s not 5K #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:54 am
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@thegeo: @artificer13 Ooh pick me! http://t.co/W90cCtSf The Captain’s Dispatches – My Steampunk column in the Lip-Service ezine. #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:54 am
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@MarshallGabe: RT @jhameia: @artificer13 BUY #STEAMPUNKSHAKESPEARE! It is out and very pretteh! #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:55 am
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@MerryBones: @RichardEPreston I’m gonna have to check out your series. I do so love zeppelins. #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:55 am
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@RichardEPreston: @artificer13 My book Romulus Buckle and the City of the Founders coming from 47North (Amazon sci-fi Imprint) this winter! #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:56 am
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@artificer13: RT @MarshallGabe: RT @jhameia: @artificer13 BUY #STEAMPUNKSHAKESPEARE! It is out and very pretteh! #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:56 am
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@artificer13: RT @jhameia: @artificer13 BUY #STEAMPUNKSHAKESPEARE! It is out and very pretteh! #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:56 am
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@LiaKeyes: Promised to give a shout out to iconic poster artist Bob Masse’s steampunk piece: http://t.co/7JGNcYCi #steampunkchat
June 9, 2012, 1:56 am
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@jhameia: @LiaKeyes Wow! That’s quite the accumulation!! I’ve yet to get an estimate on how much my move will be >.< #steampunkchat June 9, 2012, 1:56 am ReplyRetweet @RichardEPreston: RT @MarshallGabe: RT @jhameia: @artificer13 BUY #STEAMPUNKSHAKESPEARE! It is out and very pretteh! #steampunkchat June 9, 2012, 1:56 am ReplyRetweet @P_Creeden: Last minute self promo – you guys are funny 😉 #steampunkchat June 9, 2012, 1:57 am ReplyRetweet @RichardEPreston: @MerryBones Thanks Merry!!! #steampunkchat June 9, 2012, 1:57 am ReplyRetweet @LiaKeyes: @jhameia Yep, basically every wall in the flat is covered in bookshelves. Even the loo. Roll on, digital progress… #steampunkchat June 9, 2012, 1:57 am ReplyRetweet @artificer13: @LiaKeyes When I moved my library 1 level lower I had to shift 2 tonnes of books. Literally 45 trips down a flight of stairs. #steampunkchat June 9, 2012, 1:58 am ReplyRetweet @RichardEPreston: @LiaKeyes very cool piece! #steampunkchat June 9, 2012, 1:58 am ReplyRetweet @fentonslee: Been working on my persona all day. I think I’m running with the Folklorist. more opportunity for tale weaving. #steampunkchat June 9, 2012, 1:58 am ReplyRetweet @DelilahSDawson: I think y’all all know my book by now, but I would like to thank the terribly kind @kadycross for my signed Heart of Brass. #steampunkchat June 9, 2012, 1:58 am ReplyRetweet @artificer13: Two minutes to go, any last project related thoughts? #steampunkchat June 9, 2012, 1:59 am ReplyRetweet @RichardEPreston: @P_Creeden We feel so dirty afterwards! lol #steampunkchat June 9, 2012, 1:59 am ReplyRetweet @LiaKeyes: @jhameia Got an e-mail today from writer whos finally finished Steampunk Shakespeare story and did I know of market 4 it? #steampunkchat June 9, 2012, 1:59 am ReplyRetweet @MerryBones: Has it been an hour already? It always goes by so fast here. #steampunkchat June 9, 2012, 2:00 am ReplyRetweet @jhameia: @LiaKeyes Oddly enough, I’ve sold more to non-steampunks than to steampunks…. #steampunkchat June 9, 2012, 2:00 am ReplyRetweet @RichardEPreston: @artificer13 Gnite all sorry I missed most of this week – be safe and be Steampunky! #steampunkchat June 9, 2012, 2:00 am ReplyRetweet @DelilahSDawson: I just wished we had perfect steampunk travel and could have a potluck and swap meet. #steampunkchat June 9, 2012, 2:00 am ReplyRetweet @artificer13: @fentonslee Very Albert Wilmarth (Whisperer In The Darkness)! Love the idea. #steampunkchat June 9, 2012, 2:00 am ReplyRetweet @P_Creeden: Really quick – what is #steampunkshakespeare ? and anyone have a link for it?n #steampunkchat June 9, 2012, 2:01 am ReplyRetweet @MarshallGabe: Take care folks! Thank you to our wonderful hosts for the evening! #steampunkchat June 9, 2012, 2:01 am ReplyRetweet @jhameia: @LiaKeyes But depending on the theme of the story, some of the magazines will accept it. #steampunkchat June 9, 2012, 2:01 am ReplyRetweet @Jenny_Schwartz: Good luck with your steampunk projects, everyone! Enjoyed #steampunkchatas always 🙂 June 9, 2012, 2:01 am ReplyRetweet @MerryBones: Amen RT @DelilahSDawson: I just wished we had perfect steampunk travel and could have a potluck and swap meet. #steampunkchat June 9, 2012, 2:01 am ReplyRetweet @LiaKeyes: @MarshallGabe @Jhameia Write me a retweetable Steampunk Shakespeare tweet with a link to purchase location in it, pweeeze! #steampunkchat June 9, 2012, 2:01 am ReplyRetweet @MerryBones: I second that RT @Jenny_Schwartz: Good luck with your steampunk projects, everyone! Enjoyed #steampunkchat as always 🙂 #steampunkchat June 9, 2012, 2:02 am ReplyRetweet @LiaKeyes: @jhameia Wow, that’s kinda surprising. Who knew? LOL #steampunkchat June 9, 2012, 2:02 am ReplyRetweet @artificer13: That’s our hour folks, feel free to natter away on all things steamy. We’ll be back next week with @Jenny_Schwartz as host #steampunkchat June 9, 2012, 2:02 am ReplyRetweet @jhameia: @LiaKeyes Right? You gotta hit the right kind of nerds up, it seems! #steampunkchat June 9, 2012, 2:03 am ReplyRetweet @artificer13: RT @Jenny_Schwartz: Good luck with your steampunk projects, everyone! Enjoyed #steampunkchatas always 🙂 June 9, 2012, 2:03 am ReplyRetweet @LiaKeyes: @DelilahSDawson I think we need a Steampunk Travel anthology next. How fun would THAT be? The spirit of adventure! #steampunkchat June 9, 2012, 2:03 am ReplyRetweet @LiaKeyes: @artificer13 Thank you, Maistre! #steampunkchat June 9, 2012, 2:03 am ReplyRetweet @TiffanyAndLupus: Ooooooohhhhh noooooooooooooo! I missed #SteampunkChat!!!! *pouty McPout face* June 9, 2012, 2:04 am ReplyRetweet @Jenny_Schwartz: Next week’s #steampunkchatis “Steampunk vs the OTHER punks” So if you know dieselpunks, etc, invite them in 🙂 June 9, 2012, 2:04 am ReplyRetweet @Jenny_Schwartz: @artificer13 Great hosting! Thank you #steampunkchat June 9, 2012, 2:04 am ReplyRetweet @MerryBones: @artificer13 Thanks for another glorious chat tonight! #steampunkchat June 9, 2012, 2:04 am ReplyRetweet @TiffanyAndLupus: RT @Jenny_Schwartz: Next week’s #steampunkchatis “Steampunk vs the OTHER punks” So if you know dieselpunks, etc, invite them in 🙂 June 9, 2012, 2:04 am ReplyRetweet @Jenny_Schwartz: @TiffanyAndLupus Oops #steampunkchat June 9, 2012, 2:04 am ReplyRetweet @jhameia: @P_Creeden http://t.co/Lhfz9rIB =D You can get them from Doctor Fantastique Books. #steampunkchat June 9, 2012, 2:04 am ReplyRetweet @LiaKeyes: RT @Jenny_Schwartz: Next week’s #steampunkchatis “Steampunk vs the OTHER punks” So if you know dieselpunks, etc, invite them in 🙂 June 9, 2012, 2:04 am ReplyRetweet @artificer13: @LiaKeyes Not at all. I’m pleased to take the tiller so our fall-to-spring helmsfolk can have a rest. #steampunkchat June 9, 2012, 2:05 am ReplyRetweet @DelilahSDawson: @artificer13 and @Jenny_Schwartz, thanks so much for hosting! And good luck, everyone! No needles in knucklebones, eh? #steampunkchat June 9, 2012, 2:05 am ReplyRetweet @P_Creeden: @jhameia Thanks for the Link!n #steampunkchat June 9, 2012, 2:06 am ReplyRetweet @fabiofernandes: RT @Jenny_Schwartz: Next week’s #steampunkchatis “Steampunk vs the OTHER punks” So if you know dieselpunks, etc, invite them in 🙂 June 9, 2012, 2:06 am ReplyRetweet @artificer13: @DelilahSDawson and certainly no intestines on the tables please, we’ve got to eat there! 😉 @Jenny_Schwartz #steampunkchat June 9, 2012, 2:06 am ReplyRetweet @artificer13: RT @Jenny_Schwartz: Next week’s #steampunkchatis “Steampunk vs the OTHER punks” So if you know dieselpunks, etc, invite them in 🙂 June 9, 2012, 2:07 am ReplyRetweet @LiaKeyes: You rock! RT @artificer13: @LiaKeyes Not at all. Pleased to take the tiller so our fall-to-spring helmsfolk can have a rest. #steampunkchat June 9, 2012, 2:08 am ReplyRetweet @DelilahSDawson: @artificer13 Oh, good. Now everyone will remember me as THE FREAK. #steampunkchat June 9, 2012, 2:09 am ReplyRetweet @LiaKeyes: Pick up your copy of the #STEAMPUNK #SHAKESPEARE anthology at http://t.co/RWoLMCPC An irresistible combination!!! #steampunkchat June 9, 2012, 2:10 am ReplyRetweet @LiaKeyes: Back to packing books for me… goodnight, beloved steamy punky people! #steampunkchat June 9, 2012, 2:10 am ReplyRetweet @delightw: http://t.co/qfL7llRm #steampunkchat June 9, 2012, 2:11 am ReplyRetweet @artificer13: @DelilahSDawson That’s a cross I think more than one of us probably bear. Yours just involves intestines 😉 #steampunkchat June 9, 2012, 2:11 am ReplyRetweet @LiaKeyes: Btw: seeking #artist to create Art Nouveau #steampunk mock book cover in black and white, with book title in red. Takers? #steampunkchat June 9, 2012, 2:13 am ReplyRetweet @P_Creeden: RT @Jenny_Schwartz: Next week’s #steampunkchatis “Steampunk vs the OTHER punks” So if you know dieselpunks, etc, invite them in 🙂 June 9, 2012, 2:15 am ReplyRetweet @DelilahSDawson: @artificer13 I HAVE GUTS. #steampunkchat June 9, 2012, 2:15 am ReplyRetweet @MerryBones: RT @artificer13: @DelilahSDawson That’s a cross I think more than one of us probably bear. Yours just involves intestines 😉 #steampunkchat June 9, 2012, 2:16 am ReplyRetweet @Brainmaker: Oh my!! RT @LiaKeyes #STEAMPUNK #SHAKESPEARE anthology at http://t.co/yxHOHjtz An irresistible combination!!! #steampunkchat June 9, 2012, 2:27 am ReplyRetweet @Lord_Hot_Dogg: short stories with a #aroundtheworldin80days theme with each of your characters doing a difrnt leg of the journey #steampunkchatrelay June 9, 2012, 2:31 am ReplyRetweet @LiaKeyes: @Lord_Hot_Dogg Yes! That would be wonderful! Especially if authors were multi-cultural. #steampunkchat June 9, 2012, 3:00 am ReplyRetweet @Siri_Paulson: Not dead, just super busy (still) (argh). Miss you all! #FNTWP #wordmongering #steampunkchat#MyWANA June 9, 2012, 5:12 am ReplyRetweet @steamboat28: Sad day, I slept through the #steampunkchat. I was gonna get suggestions on my turbine-car, too. Oh well; mebbe next time. #madscience

Transcript: June 1st, 2012 – The Pirate Edition

Yarg, Maties! Just as a sailor trapped on land yearns for the high seas, we brave Steampunks needed our chat. So we’ve stolen the airship and set sail for the pirate edition of #SteampunkChat. Join our carefree and boozy band of freebooters as we ride the Aether without supervision.

Update: #SteampunkChat WILL be continuing over the summer with either myself (@artificer13) or @Jenny_Schwartz + guest at the helm. New Topic Schedules will be coming shortly.

To read the Pirate Edition of Steampunk chat transcript in chronological order, scroll up from the bottom:

writersyndrome Diana M. Pho @writersyndrome 4d
RT @SteamHolmes: Here’s the 1st Steampunk Holmes book now on Amazon: ow.ly/bjqSG #steampunkchat

einsteinsarcade Joshua S. Fields @einsteinsarcade 4d
RT @SteamHolmes: Here’s the 1st Steampunk Holmes book now on Amazon: ow.ly/bjqSG #steampunkchat

DelilahSDawson Delilah S. Dawson @DelilahSDawson 4d
Goodnight, all! It was lovely taking over the pirate Twinkie airwaves with you! #steampunkchat

arrawyn Caitlin McColl @arrawyn 4d
cold…not col… #steampunkchat

arrawyn Caitlin McColl @arrawyn 4d
@jhameia oh I see…so you’ll miss all the col and snow in the winter?! congrats on your Comp Lit PhD tho,sounds fascinating #steampunkchat

young_author Rachel Hunter @young_author 4d
I want an airship. A spare dirigible, perchance? Please..? #steampunkchat

jhameia Jaymee Goh @jhameia 4d
@DelilahSDawson Naw, that would be @SteamScholar #steampunkchat I think I’d be like the 5th or so….

jhameia Jaymee Goh @jhameia 4d
@arrawyn Personally am not so hot on California since I’m from a hot country (Malaysia)… I’ll miss the East Coast so much! #steampunkchat

arrawyn Caitlin McColl @arrawyn 4d
@jhameia Oh WOW! Im so envious! I <3 California! i’m on the West Coast (Vancouver) so been to CA a few times.That is awesome! #steampunkchat eldritchengines Chad Rasnake @eldritchengines 4d @DelilahSDawson Piracy is never the answer. Piracy is the question. Answer is “yes”. (As long as on the seas or in the air.) #steampunkchat jhameia Jaymee Goh @jhameia 4d @arrawyn California! Got a 4-yr fellowship to study….. steampunk! Technically, Comp Lit. #steampunkchat artificer13 The Artificer @artificer13 4d G’nite, all. Keep your tillers secured ’til morning, I’m off. #steampunkchat artificer13 The Artificer @artificer13 4d @DelilahSDawson @LiaKeyes @Jenny_Schwartz Shhhh! then it looks like we’re just in it for the fun & rum. #steampunkchat DelilahSDawson Delilah S. Dawson @DelilahSDawson 4d @artificer13 @LiaKeyes @Jenny_Schwartz But… I was to understand that piracy was *always* the answer? #steampunkchat eldritchengines Chad Rasnake @eldritchengines 4d Good night, folks. Moving on from Twitter for the moment. #steampunkchat arrawyn Caitlin McColl @arrawyn 4d @jhameia Wow, that sounds awesome! Oh, where are you going in the US? (am from Canada also). are you studying mythology? #steampunkchat artificer13 The Artificer @artificer13 4d @LiaKeyes we did warn @Jenny_Schwartz last week we couldn’t leave it off. Piracy is the answer when demand surpasses supply. #steampunkchat LiaKeyes Lia Keyes @LiaKeyes 4d @MerryBones No plans to do this again next week, but I am in talks with possible hosts to take us onwards from here. 🙂 #steampunkchat artificer13 The Artificer @artificer13 4d @DelilahSDawson Stay as long as you like. YOU can have the first watch. 😉 I’m bunking off soon. #steampunkchat jhameia Jaymee Goh @jhameia 4d @artificer13 Same diff! #steampunkchat jhameia Jaymee Goh @jhameia 4d @arrawyn A trio of mythical creatures chasing each other! I feel I need something to mark a departure from Canada into the US #steampunkchat LiaKeyes Lia Keyes @LiaKeyes 4d @artificer13 Parting thoughts: I love you for hoisting the Jolly Roger like this, and the rest of you for partying along! #steampunkchat DelilahSDawson Delilah S. Dawson @DelilahSDawson 4d @artificer13 YOU CAN’T MAKE ME LEAVE. I DO WHAT I WANT. #steamLoki #steampunkchat artificer13 The Artificer @artificer13 4d @jhameia I wasn’t the host, just a pirate who won’t come ashore. 😉 #steampunkchat arrawyn Caitlin McColl @arrawyn 4d @jhameia wow! that’s awesome (about the PhD), and the tattoo! whatcha thinking of getting? #steampunkchat artificer13 The Artificer @artificer13 4d @MerryBones I’m certainly game for more super secret #steampunkchat jhameia Jaymee Goh @jhameia 4d @RichardEPreston Tired! Glad to be back in one place instead of on the road. #steampunkchat jhameia Jaymee Goh @jhameia 4d @artificer13 Thanks for hosting tonight, would be my parting words to you! #steampunkchat jhameia Jaymee Goh @jhameia 4d @arrawyn I’m considering getting a tattoo to mark the start of my PhD! #steampunkchat RichardEPreston Richard E Preston Jr @RichardEPreston 4d @jhameia Just fine! How about you? #steampunkchat MerryBones MerryBones @MerryBones 4d Well my fellow renegade steampunkers, I must dash. Thanks for a lovely time. Please tell me we’ll do this again next week. #steampunkchat artificer13 The Artificer @artificer13 4d That would be our hour, all, but feel free to commit acts of brazen piracy for as long as you like. Any parting thoughts? #steampunkchat SteamHolmes Steampunk Holmes @SteamHolmes 4d Thank you everyone for the Rum and Twinkies, but I must be going. Do drive carefully. #steampunkchat DelilahSDawson Delilah S. Dawson @DelilahSDawson 4d @arrawyn Hey, if it means something to you, it’s always cool. =) But pretty much everything I do is geeky, so I don’t judge. #steampunkchat MerryBones MerryBones @MerryBones 4d @artificer13 Good on you. It was the least you could do to him. True, though, losing one’s ship is pretty traumatic. #steampunkchat SteamHolmes Steampunk Holmes @SteamHolmes 4d @eldritchengines Atomicpunk is it exactly #steampunkchat artificer13 The Artificer @artificer13 4d @MerryBones Oh sure, burned the offender’s town to the ground, eventually. Still not the same as having my ship back. #steampunkchat SteamHolmes Steampunk Holmes @SteamHolmes 4d Steampunk #FF @NobleBeastMotor @SteamPatriots (more from the Steampunk Holmes gang) ow.ly/bjrtI awesome art! #steampunkchat arrawyn Caitlin McColl @arrawyn 4d @DelilahSDawson cool! i’m getting a literary quote that my main character has…(dorky or cool? coin toss…lol) #steampunkchat MerryBones MerryBones @MerryBones 4d @artificer13 That is very sad. Did you seek revenge like a proper pirate? #steampunkchat eldritchengines Chad Rasnake @eldritchengines 4d @arrawyn I think Twinkies are more atomicpunk than dieselpunk. #steampunkchat #UnnecessarilySeriousTweet DelilahSDawson Delilah S. Dawson @DelilahSDawson 4d @arrawyn I did that! Or at least, I covered an old one. It’s a good ritual. =) #steampunkchat artificer13 The Artificer @artificer13 4d @MerryBones It’s too sad, my first ship was sunk by a torpedo. #YouNeverForgetYourFirstCorsair #steampunkchat arrawyn Caitlin McColl @arrawyn 4d @DelilahSDawson haha. that’s an odd reward (?) for getting published. Me, i’m getting a tattoo once my book comes out #steampunkchat artificer13 The Artificer @artificer13 4d @jhameia @DelilahSDawson or possibly quite awkward. Although I do like #pollycogs #damnthetorpedoes #ormaybetadpoles #steampunkchat jhameia Jaymee Goh @jhameia 4d @DelilahSDawson That’s a profound question. #steampunkchat DelilahSDawson Delilah S. Dawson @DelilahSDawson 4d RE: bathtub full of Twinkies = an author I follow promised that when she got pub’d, she’d get in a tub of marshmallows… #steampunkchat MerryBones MerryBones @MerryBones 4d @artificer13 Hmmm, would you like a couch to lie on so you can tell me your sad tale of torpedo trauma? #steampunkchat DelilahSDawson Delilah S. Dawson @DelilahSDawson 4d @artificer13 I thought you said “tadpoles”, and I was all, “But do you ever really *know* tadpoles?” #pollycogs #steampunkchat artificer13 The Artificer @artificer13 4d @jhameia @LiaKeyes She was probably lying. “Pirate” #steampunkchat arrawyn Caitlin McColl @arrawyn 4d @eldritchengines or…bathtubs full of twinkies? *homer drool* mmm, sticky… #steampunkchat jhameia Jaymee Goh @jhameia 4d @artificer13 But @LiaKeyes just said they don’t eat Twinkies! #steampunkchat artificer13 The Artificer @artificer13 4d @MerryBones You don’t know torpedoes like I know torpedoes then. #steampunkchat #damnthetorpedoes jhameia Jaymee Goh @jhameia 4d @LiaKeyes Bahahahaha! That’s *awesome*! #steampunkchat artificer13 The Artificer @artificer13 4d @jhameia @LiaKeyes The unfortunate answer is “they probably eat them” #NotHotAtAll #Blech #steampunkchat eldritchengines Chad Rasnake @eldritchengines 4d @SteamHolmes No Twinkies. It’s bathtub gin all the way. #steampunkchat LiaKeyes Lia Keyes @LiaKeyes 4d @jhameia Even if I say they use them in place of deodorant? #steampunkchat artificer13 The Artificer @artificer13 4d @DelilahSDawson @FuriousDShow <- or walk the plank for a short trip to terra! #steampunkchat jhameia Jaymee Goh @jhameia 4d @LiaKeyes Whenever people say “you don’t want to know” I immediately jump to thinking “Oh yes I do! I bet it’s hot!” #steampunkchat arrawyn Caitlin McColl @arrawyn 4d RT @LiaKeyes: @ChristinaDodd You dont want to know what pirates do with Twinkies, love. You really dont. #steampunkchat DelilahSDawson Delilah S. Dawson @DelilahSDawson 4d @ChristinaDodd Stuff them into the cannons and shoot boring people? Feed them to the bilge rats? Use them to fish for squid? #steampunkchat MerryBones MerryBones @MerryBones 4d RT @LiaKeyes: @ChristinaDodd You dont want to know what pirates do with Twinkies, love. You really dont. #steampunkchat LiaKeyes Lia Keyes @LiaKeyes 4d @ChristinaDodd You don’t want to know what pirates do with Twinkies, love. You really don’t. #steampunkchat DelilahSDawson Delilah S. Dawson @DelilahSDawson 4d @FuriousDShow Don’t you mainly deal in movie pirating? Or keelhauling? And why is your avatar a creeper? EXPLAIN YOURSELF. #steampunkchat artificer13 The Artificer @artificer13 4d RT @RichardEPreston: #steampunkchat Well all back to the job it was fun lets do this every week! Cheers! LiaKeyes Lia Keyes @LiaKeyes 4d RT @MrArchivist: “@SteamHolmes: The 1st Steampunk Holmes book now on Amazon: ow.ly/bjqSG” Support this great book! #steampunkchat DelilahSDawson Delilah S. Dawson @DelilahSDawson 4d @jhameia I don’t know about the floppy hat business. It’s either that or melasma city, so… silly hats it is. :/ #steampunkchat artificer13 The Artificer @artificer13 4d @DelilahSDawson They are light-weight, and would keep well. But still dreadful. I agree. Twinkies over the side. #steampunkchat ChristinaDodd Christina Dodd @ChristinaDodd 4d What do pirates *do* with the Twinkies? RT @DelilahSDawson Pirates DO NOT EAT TWINKIES. Especially air pirates. #steampunkchat MerryBones MerryBones @MerryBones 4d @jhameia Lets see, so far its been all about twinkies, moonshine, rum running, hats, pirates, and the like. #steampunkchat FuriousDShow Duncan MacMaster @FuriousDShow 4d @DelilahSDawson I always figured pirates were more into cookies, possibly chocolate chip. #distractingyour #steampunkchat RichardEPreston Richard E Preston Jr @RichardEPreston 4d #steampunkchat Well all back to the job it was fun lets do this every week! Cheers! MrArchivist Jason G. Speck @MrArchivist 4d “@SteamHolmes: Here’s the 1st Steampunk Holmes book now on Amazon: ow.ly/bjqSG #steampunkchat” Support this great book! artificer13 The Artificer @artificer13 4d @LiaKeyes bottles, yes #steampunkchat #yohoho #avastmehearties jhameia Jaymee Goh @jhameia 4d How has everybody here been anyway? Update me. I was away at steampunk cons and could not #steampunkchat DelilahSDawson Delilah S. Dawson @DelilahSDawson 4d @LiaKeyes So sorry you’re not feeling well. =( I’m sure the grog and Twinkie sandwiches will cheer you up. Or not. #steampunkchat MerryBones MerryBones @MerryBones 4d @artificer13 Oh don’t damn the poor torpedoes. They didn’t do anything wrong. #steampunkchat RichardEPreston Richard E Preston Jr @RichardEPreston 4d @DelilahSDawson lol! #steampunkchat LiaKeyes Lia Keyes @LiaKeyes 4d RT @DelilahSDawson: Guys. Guys! Pirates DO NOT EAT TWINKIES. Especially air pirates. Eclairs maybe. Or Swiss Cake Rolls. #steampunkchat jhameia Jaymee Goh @jhameia 4d @RichardEPreston Hello there! And how have you been? #steampunkchat arrawyn Caitlin McColl @arrawyn 4d Ohh, eclairs and swiss cake rolls…I’m on a diet right now so that just sounds so good! lol (even twinkies! blech) #steampunkchat SteamHolmes Steampunk Holmes @SteamHolmes 4d I think perhaps Dieselpunks may eat Twinkies but I can’t be sure. #steampunkchat jhameia Jaymee Goh @jhameia 4d @DelilahSDawson If I were a pirate I would definitely eat eclairs. All the time. #steampunkchat LiaKeyes Lia Keyes @LiaKeyes 4d @SteamHolmes Then I’ll have to knock them back fast to catch up, is all! Pass me a tankard, me hearties! #steampunkchat MerryBones MerryBones @MerryBones 4d @DelilahSDawson Whatevs! Pirates eat whatever they can steal, arrrrr! #steampunkchat MerryBones MerryBones @MerryBones 4d @RichardEPreston Oh dear. This is me groveling. #steampunkchat RichardEPreston Richard E Preston Jr @RichardEPreston 4d @jhameia @DelilahSDawson Hi Jamee! #steampunkchat DelilahSDawson Delilah S. Dawson @DelilahSDawson 4d Guys. Guys! Pirates DO NOT EAT TWINKIES. Especially air pirates. Eclairs maybe. Or Swiss Cake Rolls. But not Twinkies. #steampunkchat RichardEPreston Richard E Preston Jr @RichardEPreston 4d @LiaKeyes Hi Lia! #steampunkchat artificer13 The Artificer @artificer13 4d @SteamHolmes I’ve only chatted online with him, but he’s delightful. Hope to meet him in person eventually. #steampunkchat MerryBones MerryBones @MerryBones 4d @LiaKeyes Pull up a chair, lass, and let us pour you a drink. #steampunkchat SteamHolmes Steampunk Holmes @SteamHolmes 4d @LiaKeyes We’ve all had quite a bit of hot toddies already. #steampunkchat RichardEPreston Richard E Preston Jr @RichardEPreston 4d @MerryBones Twinkies are the best chemically created non food ever! Folding them in with REAL food adulterates the taste! #steampunkchat LiaKeyes Lia Keyes @LiaKeyes 4d @artificer13 Ready for a bit of yo-ho-ho and a bottle of rum! #steampunkchat jhameia Jaymee Goh @jhameia 4d @DelilahSDawson Floppy hats are the best! #steampunkchat artificer13 The Artificer @artificer13 4d @MerryBones Not at all, just beyond MY pale. I say damn the torpedoes and make that sarnie! @RichardEPreston #steampunkchat LiaKeyes Lia Keyes @LiaKeyes 4d Hi guys! So nice to see you all doing business as usual! I just got back from dropping 2nd kitty off at new home. Feeling ick #steampunkchat SteamHolmes Steampunk Holmes @SteamHolmes 4d @artificer13 I’ve not met him but intend to. #steampunkchat SteamHolmes Steampunk Holmes @SteamHolmes 4d By the way, this new edition has character illustrations in b&w at the head of each chapter (in print and Kindle edition) #steampunkchat artificer13 The Artificer @artificer13 4d @SteamHolmes indeed he is, and a damned nice chap as well. @prof_elemental #steampunkchat SteamHolmes Steampunk Holmes @SteamHolmes 4d Here’s the 1st Steampunk Holmes book now on Amazon: ow.ly/bjqSG #steampunkchat MerryBones MerryBones @MerryBones 4d @artificer13 No, but now that you’ve enlightened me I can go give it a listen. #steampunkchat artificer13 The Artificer @artificer13 4d @LiaKeyes We’ve all got our pirate hats on tonite! #yarg! @AirshipEmbassy @jhameia #steampunkchat RichardEPreston Richard E Preston Jr @RichardEPreston 4d @DelilahSDawson @Cinnamon_Quill Go no further than the illegal umderground #steampunkchat to fill all your rrading needs, Quill! lol MerryBones MerryBones @MerryBones 4d @artificer13 Best diet in the world! #steampunkchat SteamHolmes Steampunk Holmes @SteamHolmes 4d @artificer13 I’m a big fan of @prof_elemental. Witty fellow. #steampunkchat MerryBones MerryBones @MerryBones 4d @RichardEPreston @artificer13 lmao, sorry, I guess I’ve gone beyond the pale with that suggestion. #steampunkchat artificer13 The Artificer @artificer13 4d @MerryBones My apologies, I may have to go be sick just for a moment #steampunkchat MerryBones MerryBones @MerryBones 4d @ArtificeClub I gladly volunteer my services for testing purposes. #steampunkchat DelilahSDawson Delilah S. Dawson @DelilahSDawson 4d @Cinnamon_Quill And I just sold 2 more e-novellas to Pocket, so it will be a busy, steamy summer. 🙂 #steampunkchat RichardEPreston Richard E Preston Jr @RichardEPreston 4d @MerryBones @artificer13 Twinkies in bread? Tongue out Pppppppobbbbtttt! #steampunkchat SteamHolmes Steampunk Holmes @SteamHolmes 4d “Steampunk Holmes Frankenstein” to be released in fall: it’s coming along spectacularly. P.C. Martin is writing this one too #steampunkchat ArtificeClub The Artifice Club @ArtificeClub 4d @SteamHolmes Ah, yes! @spcpress will be covering that one soon, I believe. We’ve been discussing a party… to “test” things. #steampunkchat MerryBones MerryBones @MerryBones 4d @SteamHolmes I’m not familiar with this book. This situation must be rectified. #steampunkchat artificer13 The Artificer @artificer13 4d BTW: I assume you all have heard that @prof_elemental has a new single “I’m British”, yes? professorelemental.bandcamp.com/album/im-briti… #steampunkchat RichardEPreston Richard E Preston Jr @RichardEPreston 4d @Cinnamon_Quill Please check out my steampunk book – coming out from 47North this winter! #steampunkchat arrawyn Caitlin McColl @arrawyn 4d @Cinnamon_Quill mine! haha j/k…kind of 🙂 seriously, i’m looking forward to new Gail Carriger stuff (just reading timeless) #steampunkchat MerryBones MerryBones @MerryBones 4d @artificer13 Well, what about if you put the twinkies between 2 slices of bread for a little sandwich? More acceptable? #steampunkchat Barracudomarino Marino @Barracudomarino 4d RT @artificer13: @steampunkcom That’s a lot of nicely polished copper! <3 flic.kr/p/zK3cf #steampunkchat Barracudomarino Marino @Barracudomarino 4d RT @steampunkcom: Man your moonshine in style, me hardees! flic.kr/p/zK3cf #steampunkchat DelilahSDawson Delilah S. Dawson @DelilahSDawson 4d @Cinnamon_Quill I think the next one on my radar is RIVETED by @meljeanbrook. Her Iron Seas series is one of my favorites. #steampunkchat SteamHolmes Steampunk Holmes @SteamHolmes 4d With all this talk of drinking, I assume that someone already brought up the steampunk drunk book? ow.ly/bjqMv #steampunkchat artificer13 The Artificer @artificer13 4d @arrawyn I shudder at the thought. Scones or biscuits, perhaps even a light finger sandwich, but twinkies?? #blech #steampunkchat MerryBones MerryBones @MerryBones 4d @arrawyn In an alternate universe, anything’s possible. #steampunkchat Cinnamon_Quill Keri Payton @Cinnamon_Quill 4d Which steampunk books that are being released later this year are you guys really looking forward to? #steampunkchat arrawyn Caitlin McColl @arrawyn 4d trying to picture someone in steampunk gear unwrapping a twinkie or Ho Ho to have with their tea… somethings just not right #steampunkchat artificer13 The Artificer @artificer13 4d @DelilahSDawson I grudgingly admit there might, possibly, be other flavours beside lime, but I don’t have to like it. #steampunkchat RichardEPreston Richard E Preston Jr @RichardEPreston 4d @MerryBones lol! #steampunkchat DelilahSDawson Delilah S. Dawson @DelilahSDawson 4d @artificer13 It could be a prickly pear margarita or a blood orange margarita. Those are also hella welcome in my tum. #steampunkchat MerryBones MerryBones @MerryBones 4d @arrawyn LOL I’m sure Jack Daniels has helped many a thirsty soul with all sorts of trips. #steampunkchat DelilahSDawson Delilah S. Dawson @DelilahSDawson 4d Also, y’all? I bought a hat tonight. It’s the most ridiculously floppy thing that has ever existed. Like a frog, but a hat. #steampunkchat artificer13 The Artificer @artificer13 4d @DelilahSDawson how on Jimmy Buffett’s green earth could a margarita not contain tequila, lime, & triple sec (& THAT’S IT)?! #steampunkchat MerryBones MerryBones @MerryBones 4d @RichardEPreston Deal! I’d much rather have a Ho Ho (really important to get that 2nd Ho in there or the meaning changes). #steampunkchat MerryBones MerryBones @MerryBones 4d @eldritchengines @artificer13 Best be keeping to being a consumer instead of a runner. #steampunkchat artificer13 The Artificer @artificer13 4d @RichardEPreston No theme, no rules, no authorization. We’re #steampunkchat pirates tonite, natter away! RichardEPreston Richard E Preston Jr @RichardEPreston 4d @MerryBones Thanks Merry! I’ll swap you a Ho Ho for one of them fine Twinkies! #steampunkchat DelilahSDawson Delilah S. Dawson @DelilahSDawson 4d @artificer13 It needs to be green, on the rocks, with salt. It must contain tequila. GOD HELP YOU IF NO TEQUILA. #steampunkchat MerryBones MerryBones @MerryBones 4d @DelilahSDawson None taken. I completely understand. #steampunkchat artificer13 The Artificer @artificer13 4d @steampunkcom That’s a lot of nicely polished copper! <3 flic.kr/p/zK3cf #steampunkchat eldritchengines Chad Rasnake @eldritchengines 4d @MerryBones @artificer13 I would probably have the same problem. #steampunkchat arrawyn Caitlin McColl @arrawyn 4d @MerryBones I don’t think Cap’n Jack would be able to catch me anyway…maybe some Jack Daniels would help with the trip… #steampunkchat skyladawn Skyla Dawn Cameron @skyladawn 4d RT @DelilahSDawson: I would murder most of you for a margarita right now. No offense. #imapirateaye #steampunkchat MerryBones MerryBones @MerryBones 4d @RichardEPreston Oh! Well, in that case. Come in. Its cold & wet out there. #steampunkchat RichardEPreston Richard E Preston Jr @RichardEPreston 4d What is today’s theme – steam pirates?? #steampunkchat artificer13 The Artificer @artificer13 4d @DelilahSDawson I can get behind that. I assume you mean a REAL margarita, no crappy mixes? #steampunkchat MerryBones MerryBones @MerryBones 4d @arrawyn What about rum? #steampunkchat MerryBones MerryBones @MerryBones 4d @artificer13 Nah, its all good. I have plenty of other ridiculous dreams. 😉 #steampunkchat steampunkcom Steampunk.com @steampunkcom 4d Man your moonshine in style, me hardees! flic.kr/p/zK3cf #steampunkchat artificer13 The Artificer @artificer13 4d @arrawyn Welcome aboard! Ale will do nicely. #steampunkchat MerryBones MerryBones @MerryBones 4d @artificer13 @arrawyn And there be no Cap’n Jack Sparrow to catch you either, matey, arrrrrrr! #steampunkchat DelilahSDawson Delilah S. Dawson @DelilahSDawson 4d I would murder most of you for a margarita right now. No offense. #imapirateaye #steampunkchat artificer13 The Artificer @artificer13 4d @MerryBones Sorry to kill your dreams #ButNotThatSorry #Supervillain #steampunkchat RichardEPreston Richard E Preston Jr @RichardEPreston 4d @MerryBones lol #steampunkchat – but, I brought more Ho Hos! arrawyn Caitlin McColl @arrawyn 4d @artificer13 yes, yes, I snuck some under my coat…but the only thing I found was ale…no moonshine! #piratefail #steampunkchat artificer13 The Artificer @artificer13 4d @MerryBones Watch that first step, it’s a doozy! #ItsAShortTripHomeToEarth @arrawyn #steampunkchat RichardEPreston Richard E Preston Jr @RichardEPreston 4d Hmmmm … keelhauling with a steam driven windlass – now theres a punishment! #steampunkchat MerryBones MerryBones @MerryBones 4d @artificer13 Oh dear, I would probably do the same. Bummer. I so did want to be a rum runner. Sad face. #steampunkchat artificer13 The Artificer @artificer13 4d @RichardEPreston I have no slippers, THAT’S how tough I am! And I don’t care much for sweets. #steampunkchat DelilahSDawson Delilah S. Dawson @DelilahSDawson 4d @RichardEPreston Tea and Bottle Caps, thankyouverymuch. #steampunkchat MerryBones MerryBones @MerryBones 4d @RichardEPreston Sh*t, omg, how did you know? Get off of my front lawn, stalker! #steampunkchat MerryBones MerryBones @MerryBones 4d @artificer13 @arrawyn Oh, please, please, can we make them walk the plank? #steampunkchat RichardEPreston Richard E Preston Jr @RichardEPreston 4d We all talk big here about our moonshine but we are actually home in our bunny slippers eating milk and Ho Hos – lol #steampunkchat MerryBones MerryBones @MerryBones 4d @SteamHolmes LOL That’s exactly why I don’t dare turn my back on this wicked lot for a minute, I don’t want to miss the fun! #steampunkchat artificer13 The Artificer @artificer13 4d @arrawyn welcome aboard! You brought a bottle to pass, yes? Otherwise it’s the plank for you! #steampunkchat Cinnamon_Quill Keri Payton @Cinnamon_Quill 4d Hello, sneaky faces. I see you there. #steampunkchat DelilahSDawson Delilah S. Dawson @DelilahSDawson 4d The crowd is building. We need a flash mob. Let’s go to a mall and… um… pirate dance… #steampunkchat artificer13 The Artificer @artificer13 4d @steampunkcom “I can’t quit you, #steampunkchat” And neither can a lot of other aether-pirates. #bootleg arrawyn Caitlin McColl @arrawyn 4d ooohh, can I join in on this illicit chat? #steampunkchat steampunkcom Steampunk.com @steampunkcom 4d uuuuunh, snore… yawn… what? bootleg #steampunkchat ? That’s craz…ee… talk… zzzzzz it’ll nev happn… zzzzzz artificer13 The Artificer @artificer13 4d @MerryBones I’m afraid I’d “oversample” the cargo. @eldritchengines #steampunkchat kerrikrueger K.A. Krueger, MA @kerrikrueger 4d RT @RichardEPreston: Mmmmmm pirates! #steampunkchat Helen_White2011 Helen White @Helen_White2011 4d RT @RichardEPreston: Mmmmmm pirates! #steampunkchat MerryBones MerryBones @MerryBones 4d @eldritchengines @artificer13 I’ve always had fantasies about being a rum runner. #steampunkchat RichardEPreston Richard E Preston Jr @RichardEPreston 4d Mmmmmm pirates! #steampunkchat MerryBones MerryBones @MerryBones 4d RT @DelilahSDawson: @RichardEPreston Shh. Dont tell the grown-ups. We have moonshine! Were PIRATES. #steampunkchat eldritchengines Chad Rasnake @eldritchengines 4d @artificer13 @MerryBones Ah, good old radiator moonshine. #steampunkchat MerryBones MerryBones @MerryBones 4d @RichardEPreston Gloriously cloak & dagger steampunking going on here. Welcome! #steampunkchat RichardEPreston Richard E Preston Jr @RichardEPreston 4d @artificer13 nice! #steampunkchat MerryBones MerryBones @MerryBones 4d RT @artificer13: @RichardEPreston Super secret, unauthorized, unsupervised, behind the gym smoking stolen ciggies yes #steampunkchat DelilahSDawson Delilah S. Dawson @DelilahSDawson 4d @RichardEPreston Shh. Don’t tell the grown-ups. We have moonshine! We’re PIRATES. #steampunkchat MerryBones MerryBones @MerryBones 4d @artificer13 Boo on law enforcement. They take all the fun outta things. #steampunkchat artificer13 The Artificer @artificer13 4d @RichardEPreston Super secret, unauthorized, unsupervised, behind the gym smoking stolen ciggies #steampunkchat yes RichardEPreston Richard E Preston Jr @RichardEPreston 4d Hey whats this an underground #steampunkchat ??? artificer13 The Artificer @artificer13 4d @MerryBones It was about 23 yrs ago (before the latest big crackdown), but certainly made an impression. #steampunkchat MerryBones MerryBones @MerryBones 4d @eldritchengines My in-laws that live in TN supposedly have a hookup. I’ll have to encourage them to get me some. #steampunkchat TigerChanter TigerChanter @TigerChanter 4d RT @MerryBones: @eldritchengines I hope you brought enough moonshine for the whole class. #steampunkchat MerryBones MerryBones @MerryBones 4d @artificer13 Good lord, that’s some seriously old school moonshine there. #steampunkchat MerryBones MerryBones @MerryBones 4d Hells to the yeah! RT @ArtificeClub: Pirates, moonshine, dieselpunk, cudgels… THIS IS A GOOD CHAT. #steampunkchat artificer13 The Artificer @artificer13 4d @eldritchengines The stuff I drank had a slight blueish cast and tasted of turpentine. @MerryBones #steampunkchat MerryBones MerryBones @MerryBones 4d @DelilahSDawson Personally I think that would make particularly entertaining reading. Try to decipher me, fools! #steampunkchat ArtificeClub The Artifice Club @ArtificeClub 4d Pirates, moonshine, dieselpunk, cudgels… THIS IS A GOOD CHAT. #steampunkchat artificer13 The Artificer @artificer13 4d RT @MerryBones: @eldritchengines Seconding @DelilahSDawson‘s congrats on your literary achievement. #steampunkchat eldritchengines Chad Rasnake @eldritchengines 4d @MerryBones Unfortunately, I’m almost out. And this is Tennessee shine, Ole Smoky. Very appropriate given my current project. #Steampunkchat MerryBones MerryBones @MerryBones 4d @eldritchengines Seconding @DelilahSDawson‘s congrats on your literary achievement. #steampunkchat DelilahSDawson Delilah S. Dawson @DelilahSDawson 4d I can’t drink moonshine, you fools! I have a guest blog to write! And it’ll be “andthen thingy happen wit cogs robbles!” #steampunkchat armyoftoys armyoftoys @armyoftoys 4d #SteamPunkChat is BACK! MerryBones MerryBones @MerryBones 4d @artificer13 Why, thank you, sir, I’d be honored to sample your Kentucky White Lightning. Yum-o! #steampunkchat DelilahSDawson Delilah S. Dawson @DelilahSDawson 4d @eldritchengines Congratulations! #steampunkchat artificer13 The Artificer @artificer13 4d @MerryBones I’ve sampled Kentucky “White Lightning” before, you can have my share (that’s a rare thing) @eldritchengines #steampunkchat artificer13 The Artificer @artificer13 4d RT @MerryBones: @eldritchengines I hope you brought enough moonshine for the whole class. #steampunkchat MerryBones MerryBones @MerryBones 4d @artificer13 And only a snack the size of a planet will do after such a long snooze. #steampunkchat MerryBones MerryBones @MerryBones 4d @eldritchengines I hope you brought enough moonshine for the whole class. #steampunkchat eldritchengines Chad Rasnake @eldritchengines 4d @artificer13 @DelilahSDawson Now I’m frightened. And getting some moonshine while I watch the feed. #steampunkchat artificer13 The Artificer @artificer13 4d @MerryBones Good on him. He probably needs a snack after such a long nap. #steampunkchat #chtulhu MerryBones MerryBones @MerryBones 4d @artificer13 @DelilahSDawson Oooo, mob violence. How delightful! #steampunkchat MerryBones MerryBones @MerryBones 4d @artificer13 I believe he was enjoying his tasty snack, judging by the crumbs that were all over him. #steampunkchat artificer13 The Artificer @artificer13 4d @DelilahSDawson Oh, mob violence is just fine. #steampunkchat eldritchengines Chad Rasnake @eldritchengines 4d It’s more #dieselpunk than #steampunk, but my first book, Iron Heart, was released this week. bit.ly/MbAhAE #steampunkchat MerryBones MerryBones @MerryBones 4d @DelilahSDawson Snort. I’m glad I was taking a sip of my beverage when you said that. #steampunkchat artificer13 The Artificer @artificer13 4d @MerryBones Delightful! Hopefully it was to His Tentacled Majesty’s liking. #steampunkchat DelilahSDawson Delilah S. Dawson @DelilahSDawson 4d @artificer13 But! We reserve the right to swat people with cudgels, don’t we? I mean, that’s piratey. #steampunkchat eldritchengines Chad Rasnake @eldritchengines 4d @artificer13 Indeed. Here we go, then….last chance to put me on ignore… #steampunkchat artificer13 The Artificer @artificer13 4d @eldritchengines Plug away, old bean. No one’s in charge here. It’s #Steampunk free-for-all pirate stylee. #steampunkchat MerryBones MerryBones @MerryBones 4d RT @ArtificeClub: Shh! There’s an illicit pirate version of #steampunkchat happening now. Don’t tell the mods– it’s supposed to be on hiatus for summer! DelilahSDawson Delilah S. Dawson @DelilahSDawson 4d @MerryBones I read that as “rats”, and was like, OOH, RAT FASCINATOR! Not sure what that says about me… #steampunkchat eldritchengines Chad Rasnake @eldritchengines 4d RT @ArtificeClub: Shh! There’s an illicit pirate version of #steampunkchat happening now. Don’t tell the mods– it’s supposed to be on hiatus for summer! artificer13 The Artificer @artificer13 4d @DelilahSDawson HATE Hat head. My hairsticks straight up… until I wear a hat. Then I look like C. Walken from “Dead Zone” #steampunkchat eldritchengines Chad Rasnake @eldritchengines 4d @artificer13 Can I plug my book? Would that be okay? #steampunkchat MerryBones MerryBones @MerryBones 4d @DelilahSDawson Instead of hats, then, maybe a cute little fascinator might work better for you. #steampunkchat ArtificeClub The Artifice Club @ArtificeClub 4d Shh! There’s an illicit pirate version of #steampunkchat happening now. Don’t tell the mods– it’s supposed to be on hiatus for summer! DelilahSDawson Delilah S. Dawson @DelilahSDawson 4d See, I love hats, and the idea of hats. But when it gets down to it, Georgia is usually too hot. And then hat head… sigh. #steampunkchat MerryBones MerryBones @MerryBones 4d @artificer13 I have to tell you my dream last night. Cthulhu was eating planet earth like it was a meatball. Nutty! #steampunkchat artificer13 The Artificer @artificer13 4d @DelilahSDawson I’m not really a hat kinda guy. Helmets or bare head is more my speed. #steampunkchat MerryBones MerryBones @MerryBones 4d @DelilahSDawson LOL Don’t you just hate it when that happens? #steampunkchat artificer13 The Artificer @artificer13 4d We got a few other RTs earlier, so a few may be late joining, but what would we like to natter about this evening? #steampunkchat DelilahSDawson Delilah S. Dawson @DelilahSDawson 4d @artificer13 Me. But I’m not wearing my sky pirate hat because it smacks the back of the chair and gets me all irritable. #steampunkchat MerryBones MerryBones @MerryBones 4d @artificer13 Little ol’ moi. #steampunkchat artificer13 The Artificer @artificer13 4d Hi-Ho all, who do we have aboard tonite’s Pirate #steampunkchat ? DelilahSDawson Delilah S. Dawson @DelilahSDawson 4d @MerryBones @artificer13 OMG, IT’S TIME TO MAKE A MARE’S NEST WITH THE OTHER STEAMRAPSCALLIONS! #steampunkchat MerryBones MerryBones @MerryBones 4d RT @artificer13: Two minutes until the super secret, unauthorized, unsupervised #steampunkchat #steampunk #steampunkchat SteamHolmes Steampunk Holmes @SteamHolmes 4d The Steampunk Holmes project will be presented at Digital Show & Tell at #BookExpo in NYC next week! ow.ly/bjpwe #steampunkchat artificer13 The Artificer @artificer13 4d Two minutes until the super secret, unauthorized, unsupervised #steampunkchat #steampunk MerryBones MerryBones @MerryBones 4d RT @artificer13: For the #steampunk who cant quit chatting – unauthorized, unsupervised #steampunkchat in 11 min. #steampunkchat DelilahSDawson Delilah S. Dawson @DelilahSDawson 4d RT @artificer13: For the #steampunk who can’t quit chatting – unauthorized, unsupervised #steampunkchat in 50 min. All off the record, but stop by and say Hi theresabreaux Theresa Breaux @theresabreaux 4d RT @artificer13: For the #steampunk who can’t quit chatting – unauthorized, unsupervised #steampunkchat in 50 min. All off the record, but stop by and say Hi SteamParrot SteamParrot @SteamParrot 4d For the #steampunk who can’t quit chatting – unauthorized, unsupervised #steampunkchat in 50 min. All off the re… bit.ly/L5xOAv artificer13 The Artificer @artificer13 4d For the #steampunk who can’t quit chatting – unauthorized, unsupervised #steampunkchat in 50 min. All off the record, but stop by and say Hi artificer13 The Artificer @artificer13 4d @AirshipEmbassy @LiaKeyes @jhameia some of us who can’t quit chatting R showing up same-steam-time, same-steam-channel. #steampunkchat LiaKeyes Lia Keyes @LiaKeyes 4d The #SteampunkChat Daily is out! bit.ly/w3mL6y ▸ Top stories today via @keemthao @jonahofthesea @FlashNewsPlus artificer13 The Artificer @artificer13 4d @MerryBones mind you, it’s unauthorized, unsupervised, and super-double-secret, so pass the word 😉 #steampunkchat #INeedMyFix RichardEPreston Richard E Preston Jr @RichardEPreston 5d NO #steampunkchat this Friday!! I am already going into #Steampunk withdrawls! LiaKeyes Lia Keyes @LiaKeyes 5d The #SteampunkChat Daily is out! bit.ly/w3mL6y ▸ Top stories today via @PixelBOLDMedia @JoePogan @doomlobbyn theresabreaux Theresa Breaux @theresabreaux 5d RT @artificer13: Fellow Steampunks, anyone up for an unofficial #steampunkchat tomorrow night? Same Steam-time, same Steam-channel? #steampunk artificer13 The Artificer @artificer13 5d Fellow Steampunks, anyone up for an unofficial #steampunkchat tomorrow night? Same Steam-time, same Steam-channel? #steampunk

Transcript: May 25th, 2012 – Steampunk Romance

Well, we certainly went out with a bang tonight, thanks to @Jenny_Schwartz’s indefatigable hosting skills and the overflowing treasure chest of books she persuaded Steampunk Romance authors to give away during the last chat before our annual summer hiatus! Thanks to all participating authors for your generosity!

To read the Steampunk Romance chat transcript in chronological order, scroll up from the bottom:

TiffanyAndLupus @LBardugo Thanks to you I discovered#Steampunkchat tonight! Thank you <3 -7:22 PM May 25th, 2012 P_Creeden I’d love to do it if I weren’t so freaking forgetful argh!#steampunkchat -7:14 PM May 25th, 2012 LiaKeyes RT @TiffanyAndLupus: Who wanted The Iron Duke? Id like to donate my winning copy to you cc: @Jenny_Schwartz#steampunkchat -7:13 PM May 25th, 2012 Whittyke @annieseaton26 *hands up* #steampunkchat -7:12 PM May 25th, 2012 LiaKeyes If you’d like to host #steampunkchat for a year (summer months off) let me know! Team with a friend for flex schedule.#steampunkchat -7:12 PM May 25th, 2012 RichardEPreston @Jenny_Schwartz @liakeyes Great job Jenny (my Bustlepunk! lol) and thanks Lia – superb in the mix as always! Great ender #steampunkchat -7:11 PM May 25th, 2012 mroblivious “@Zoe_Archer: Oh, and SKIES OF FIRE is only $1.99 for most electronic platforms (Nook, Kindle, Kobo, &c.). #shameless#steampunkchat” oops.. -7:10 PM May 25th, 2012 mroblivious “@Nico_Rosso: @mroblivious Thanks! The first one’s out now. SKIES OF FIRE by @Zoe_Archer #steampunkchat” available in UK i hope? -7:10 PM May 25th, 2012 LiaKeyes @Jenny_Schwartz It helps to have two people – not the same without @Jhameia and @mattdelman because of that. LOVE sharing w/u #steampunkchat -7:09 PM May 25th, 2012 RichardEPreston Plz check out my steampunk novel coming from 47North this winter! #steampunkchat -7:09 PM May 25th, 2012 P_Creeden Poo! I forgot about chat tonight – too busy writing#steampunkchat -7:09 PM May 25th, 2012 artificer13 G’nite all, I’m off. Thanks for the fabulous#steampunkchat -7:09 PM May 25th, 2012 MerryBones @artificer13 There’s such a deficiency of them now; I think the market is ripe for a big return in our stressed out times.#steampunkchat -7:08 PM May 25th, 2012 TiffanyAndLupus Who was it here that wanted ‘The Iron Duke’? I’d like to donate my winning copy from #Steampunkchat to you cc:@Jenny_Schwartz -7:08 PM May 25th, 2012 theresabreaux RT @artificer13: A parting present on the topic of#Steampunk Kilts http://t.co/hhpyIEhH #steampunkchat ♥♥♥ -7:08 PM May 25th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz @LiaKeyes So much fun, but great you were there to ask intelligent questions and keep things moving, vaguely on topic 🙂 #steampunkchat -7:08 PM May 25th, 2012 LiaKeyes RT @DelilahSDawson: Whew! That was a busy, fun chat. Going to miss yall this summer! Stay steamy, yall!#steampunkromance4evr #steampunkchat -7:08 PM May 25th, 2012 Nico_Rosso @mroblivious Thanks! The first one’s out now. SKIES OF FIRE by @Zoe_Archer #steampunkchat -7:07 PM May 25th, 2012 LiaKeyes @Jenny_Schwartz What a dynamic chat! You certainly put on quite a show! #circusringleaderextraordinaire #steampunkchat-7:07 PM May 25th, 2012 annieseaton26 @kristyatkinson Kez Hill beat you! Sorry. 2.99 ecopy. $18 print.http://www.annieseatonromance.com/books.html#steampunkchat -7:06 PM May 25th, 2012 artificer13 @MerryBones They were all the rage, back in their day#steampunkchat -7:06 PM May 25th, 2012 MerryBones @artificer13 Oh dear. Funny, I was just discussing wanting to bring opium dens back into fashion. #steampunkchat-7:05 PM May 25th, 2012 artificer13 A parting present on the topic of #Steampunk Kiltshttp://t.co/GsYuGwtI #steampunkchat -7:05 PM May 25th, 2012 kristyatkinson Me, me, me! “@annieseaton26: First Aussie to put their hand up..wins a print copy of Winter of the Passion Flower#steampunkchat” -7:04 PM May 25th, 2012 drmgrl99dawn @Jenny_Schwartz @vscotttheauthor @ShonaHusk it was great! #steampunkchat -7:04 PM May 25th, 2012 artificer13 @MerryBones No, Sadly. It seems to evaporate very quickly once uncorked. #steampunkchat -7:04 PM May 25th, 2012 goldensunangel Good night everyone! *poofs* #steampunkchat -7:03 PM May 25th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz @DelilahSDawson You too. What a great group#steampunkchat -7:03 PM May 25th, 2012 MerryBones @artificer13 I haven’t; do you have any on hand?#steampunkchat -7:03 PM May 25th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz @Nico_Rosso Thank you and Zoe so much. Thx for joining in! #steampunkchat -7:02 PM May 25th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz @vscotttheauthor @ShonaHusk Did you see me drowning? So many tweets, so fast #steampunkchat -7:02 PM May 25th, 2012 ToughAct RT @Jenny_Schwartz2012@LiaKeyes @DelDrydenAh…you’d be a tough act to follow #steampunkchat -7:02 PM May 25th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz LOL RT @goldensunangel: @Jenny_Schwartz Two words: Tanning Bed #steampunkchat -7:01 PM May 25th, 2012 vscotttheauthor @Jenny_Schwartz Glad to hear it went well! I looked in once or twice… @ShonaHusk #steampunkchat -7:01 PM May 25th, 2012 artificer13 @MerryBones have you tried laudanum? it’s very calming#ProbablyAllTheOpium #steampunkchat -7:01 PM May 25th, 2012 DelDryden *waves bye* glad I could make the last little bit of#steampunkchat, y’all! -7:01 PM May 25th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz @RichardEPreston cutest word, isn’t it? #bustlepunk#steampunkchat -7:01 PM May 25th, 2012 DelilahSDawson Whew! That was a busy, fun chat. I’m going to miss y’all this summer! Stay steamy, y’all! #steampunkromance4evr#steampunkchat -7:01 PM May 25th, 2012 goldensunangel @Jenny_Schwartz Two words: Tanning Bed#steampunkchat -7:01 PM May 25th, 2012 mroblivious “@Nico_Rosso: Shameless self promo: …THE ETHER CHRONICLES. #steampunkchat” id buy that! -7:01 PM May 25th, 2012 theresabreaux RT @DelDryden: MORE shameless self-promo! THE LAMPLIGHTER’S LOVE, extra steamy! http://t.co/M2bMoJ5o#steampunkchat -7:00 PM May 25th, 2012 MerryBones @artificer13 Oh, nothing ever completely settles my mind but I’m grateful for any attempt at it. #steampunkchat -7:00 PM May 25th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz @ShonaHusk It was great, wasn’t it? So many funny clever tweeps #steampunkchat Lovely to have you join in -7:00 PM May 25th, 2012 DelilahSDawson @LiaKeyes *steam muppet flail joy!!!*#steampunkchat -7:00 PM May 25th, 2012 TiffanyAndLupus Thank you to all the wonderful lusty souls in#steampunkchat! You’ve fueled my #Bibliophiliac desires of more steampunk! *fluffs petticoats* -7:00 PM May 25th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz @goldensunangel Thx … tho down here in Oz…winter is kicking in. Think of me while you play in the sun 🙂 #steampunkchat -6:59 PM May 25th, 2012 theresabreaux RT @ShonaHusk: #steampunkchat shameless self promo: Dark Vow is out now (weird west) untitled sequel date TBA …I will have other books out between 🙂 -6:59 PM May 25th, 2012 artificer13 @MerryBones pleased I could render assistance and settle your mind. #steampunkchat -6:59 PM May 25th, 2012 DelilahSDawson For anyone in Atlanta area, there’s a #steampunkart exhibit in Decatur NOW - http://t.co/fK9pD47L @ArtificeClub#steampunkchat -6:59 PM May 25th, 2012 ShonaHusk @Jenny_Schwartz my first twitter chat was lots of fun#steampunkchat -6:59 PM May 25th, 2012 Nico_Rosso @Jenny_Schwartz Thanks so much for having us!#steampunkchat -6:59 PM May 25th, 2012 DelDryden MORE shameless self-promo! THE LAMPLIGHTER’S LOVE, extra steamy! http://t.co/M2bMoJ5o #steampunkchat -6:59 PM May 25th, 2012 MerryBones I’ll be looking forward to the big return. RT@Jenny_Schwartz: Enjoy your summer, everyone! #steampunkchat-6:59 PM May 25th, 2012 LiaKeyes Winner: ‏@DelilahSDawson OH MY STEAM GOD I NEED THAT. On @KadyCross‘s Girl in the Clockwork Collar now#mostenthusiastictweet #steampunkchat -6:59 PM May 25th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz @SelestedeLaney It was so lovely to see you. Have a great Con! #steampunkchat -6:58 PM May 25th, 2012 goldensunangel @Jenny_Schwartz You too, Jenny 🙂 #steampunkchat-6:58 PM May 25th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz I shall now hit my DMs and sort out prizes! Great fun 🙂 #steampunkchat -6:58 PM May 25th, 2012 MerryBones @artificer13 Absolutely. Whew, what a relief. I’m terrible at making decisions. #steampunkchat -6:58 PM May 25th, 2012 SelestedeLaney @Jenny_Schwartz Thank you for what I was able to come in for 🙂 #steampunkchat -6:58 PM May 25th, 2012 fentonslee @artificer13 @delilahsdawson did someone eat a sexy beast for breakfastv #steampunkchat #youarewhatyoueat -6:58 PM May 25th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz Enjoy your summer, everyone! #steampunkchat -6:57 PM May 25th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz #steampunkchat & that’s the hour! Thx for a great chat. Feel free to carry on 🙂 -6:57 PM May 25th, 2012 ShonaHusk #steampunkchat shameless self promo: Dark Vow is out now (weird west) untitled sequel date TBA …I will have other books out between 🙂 -6:57 PM May 25th, 2012 artificer13 @MerryBones Sure, everyone needs a little balance, right?#steampunkchat -6:57 PM May 25th, 2012 SelestedeLaney For anyone in the Detroit area, World Steam Expo is this weekend in Dearborn. Hope to see you there! #steampunkchat-6:57 PM May 25th, 2012 goldensunangel @DelilahSDawson Have fun going through that site…. #steampunkchat -6:57 PM May 25th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz @artificer13 @DelilahSDawson Of course it’s true 🙂 #Steampunkchat -6:57 PM May 25th, 2012 drmgrl99dawn RT @Zoe_Archer: Oh, and SKIES OF FIRE is only $1.99 for most electronic platforms (Nook, Kindle, Kobo, &c.). #shameless#steampunkchat -6:57 PM May 25th, 2012 DelilahSDawson RT @Zoe_Archer: Oh, and SKIES OF FIRE is only $1.99 for most electronic platforms (Nook, Kindle, Kobo, &c.).#shameless #steampunkchat -6:57 PM May 25th, 2012 annieseaton26 @Jenny_Schwartz My pleasure. #steampunkchat -6:57 PM May 25th, 2012 Zoe_Archer Thus ends the shameless self promotion for#steampunkchat. Regardless, I really enjoy the genre, both writing and reading it. -6:57 PM May 25th, 2012 drmgrl99dawn @SelestedeLaney it no on my list!! 😉 #steampunkchat-6:56 PM May 25th, 2012 artificer13 @DelilahSDawson In my experience, most of us artificers are dead sexy. #ThisMayBeALie #ButItsAGoodOne #steampunkchat-6:56 PM May 25th, 2012 DelDryden @TiffanyAndLupus I agree! It’s always best to let it simmer a bit b/4 digging in. #steampunkchat @Nico_Rosso@Zoe_Archer -6:56 PM May 25th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz @annieseaton26 Thx for joining us, Annie 🙂 #steampunkchat and with prizes!!! -6:56 PM May 25th, 2012 Nico_Rosso RT @Zoe_Archer: Oh, and SKIES OF FIRE is only $1.99 for most electronic platforms (Nook, Kindle, Kobo, &c.). #shameless#steampunkchat -6:56 PM May 25th, 2012 DelilahSDawson And I have to mention, for anyone totally new to#steampunk romance, that @gailcarriger is the queen. Parasol Protectorate! #steampunkchat -6:56 PM May 25th, 2012 LiaKeyes @Jenny_Schwartz @DelDryden Need volunteer to replace me as host. Return of #SteampunkChat will depend on finding one.#steampunkchat -6:56 PM May 25th, 2012 Nico_Rosso Shameless self promo: A steampunk war adventure so vast it takes my wife @Zoe_Archer and I to write it. THE ETHER CHRONICLES. #steampunkchat -6:56 PM May 25th, 2012 annieseaton26 Thanks. Had a blast chatting and visiting with fellow steampunkers! #steampunkchat -6:56 PM May 25th, 2012 TiffanyAndLupus @artificer13 @DelilahSDawson Ooooh I’m all for clockwork women! Bring it on! #Steampunkchat -6:56 PM May 25th, 2012 darkestbooks RT @Zoe_Archer: Oh, and SKIES OF FIRE is only $1.99 for most electronic platforms (Nook, Kindle, Kobo, &c.). #shameless#steampunkchat -6:56 PM May 25th, 2012 theresabreaux RT @Zoe_Archer: Oh, and SKIES OF FIRE is only $1.99 for most electronic platforms (Nook, Kindle, Kobo, &c.). #shameless#steampunkchat -6:55 PM May 25th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz @RichardEPreston Thank you! #steampunkchat -6:55 PM May 25th, 2012 theresabreaux RT @Jenny_Schwartz: Wanted: One Scoundrel#BustlepunkChronicles is my shameless selfpromo “Courting Trouble” out in Oct #steampunkchat http://t.co/Z4jWv24S -6:55 PM May 25th, 2012 LianaBrooks RT @Zoe_Archer: Oh, and SKIES OF FIRE is only $1.99 for most electronic platforms (Nook, Kindle, Kobo, &c.). #shameless#steampunkchat -6:55 PM May 25th, 2012 MerryBones @artificer13 I don’t have to choose do I? I mean, I can have it both ways, right? #steampunkchat -6:55 PM May 25th, 2012 RichardEPreston Plz check out my steampunk book coming from 47 North this winter – see my website for details if interested! Thanks!#steampunkchat -6:55 PM May 25th, 2012 StuffdBookshelf RT @Zoe_Archer: Oh, and SKIES OF FIRE is only $1.99 for most electronic platforms (Nook, Kindle, Kobo, &c.).#shameless #steampunkchat -6:55 PM May 25th, 2012 SmashAttackAsh RT @Zoe_Archer: Oh, and SKIES OF FIRE is only $1.99 for most electronic platforms (Nook, Kindle, Kobo, &c.).#shameless #steampunkchat -6:55 PM May 25th, 2012 SelestedeLaney Actual shameless self-promo… If you like badass women, you need to check out Badlands! http://t.co/EjsXDooc#steampunkchat -6:55 PM May 25th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz @LiaKeyes @DelDryden Ah…you’d be a tough act to follow #steampunkchat -6:55 PM May 25th, 2012 drmgrl99dawn @DelilahSDawson omg I have hear amazing things about this book!! I need to read it 😉 #steampunkchat -6:55 PM May 25th, 2012 Zoe_Archer Oh, and SKIES OF FIRE is only $1.99 for most electronic platforms (Nook, Kindle, Kobo, &c.). #shameless #steampunkchat-6:55 PM May 25th, 2012 artificer13 @MerryBones And not the bold trouserless chaps who dashingly end said villainy? #steampunkchat #kiltsFTW -6:54 PM May 25th, 2012 DelDryden @Nico_Rosso Plus some nice built-in tension. Evil to cage them, but fairies are such little bitches. #steampunkchat@Zoe_Archer -6:54 PM May 25th, 2012 LiaKeyes @Jenny_Schwartz @DelDryden Looking for volunteer to replace me as host, so the return of #SteampunkChat will depend on finding one. -6:54 PM May 25th, 2012 RichardEPreston Thanks to all authors and tweeps! #steampunkchat-6:54 PM May 25th, 2012 DelilahSDawson @artificer13 That one’s out on October 2 and called The Mysterious Madam Morpho. Serious. IT’S ABOUT A SEXY ARTIFICER. #steampunkchat -6:54 PM May 25th, 2012 MerryBones @TiffanyAndLupus A very sensible attitude, I must say.#steampunkchat -6:54 PM May 25th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz Wanted: One Scoundrel #BustlepunkChronicles is my shameless selfpromo “Courting Trouble” out in Oct#steampunkchat http://t.co/Z4jWv24S -6:54 PM May 25th, 2012 TiffanyAndLupus @DelDryden @Nico_Rosso @Zoe_Archer No rush my dear! The best books are stewed & stirred slowly like a soup!#SteampunkChat -6:54 PM May 25th, 2012 annieseaton26 @RichardEPreston postal address? #steampunkchat-6:54 PM May 25th, 2012 drmgrl99dawn #steampunkchat I think I have a good idea of where I need to look now for my steampunk reads 😉 Thanks everyone ! -6:54 PM May 25th, 2012 DelilahSDawson Shameless self promo: Wicked as They Come. Steampunk vampire smut! Murderous bunnies!http://t.co/Bl3SURwM #steampunkchat -6:53 PM May 25th, 2012 DelDryden @Zoe_Archer Adding @suzannelazear to watch list, thx for the rec! <3 steampunk fairies #steampunkchat@TiffanyAndLupus @Nico_Rosso -6:53 PM May 25th, 2012 goldensunangel @annieseaton26 I was kidding. #steampunkchat-6:53 PM May 25th, 2012 artificer13 @DelilahSDawson Mad Inventors? Clockwork women?#moreandmoretropes @TiffanyAndLupus #steampunkchat -6:53 PM May 25th, 2012 RichardEPreston @Nico_Rosso @liakeyes I agree! #steampunkchat-6:53 PM May 25th, 2012 TiffanyAndLupus @artificer13 @MerryBones I strongly support all sorts of kilt-flapping! #steampunkchat -6:53 PM May 25th, 2012 SelestedeLaney @Jenny_Schwartz *hugs* Thank you!#steampunkchat -6:53 PM May 25th, 2012 annieseaton26 Shamless self promo. Winter of the Passion Flower. Prove the editors wrong. Steampunk sells! http://t.co/0GS4BvCO2.99 #steampunkchat -6:53 PM May 25th, 2012 Zoe_Archer Shameless self-promotion: Men transformed through technology, ether-powered flying horses. THE ETHER CHRONICLES.#steampunkchat @Nico_Rosso -6:53 PM May 25th, 2012 AlleyneDickens @DelilahSDawson @TiffanyAndLupus That’s my plan! And why not? #steampunkchat -6:53 PM May 25th, 2012 goldensunangel @DelilahSDawson http://t.co/Jww9xSP2 *cough*#steampunkchat -6:53 PM May 25th, 2012 Nico_Rosso @DelDryden That’s a nice way of integrating the magic and the tech. Keeps things unified. @Zoe_Archer #steampunkchat-6:53 PM May 25th, 2012 TiffanyAndLupus @DelilahSDawson Mhhhmmphhh! It seems I just have to load up all your books in my cart meh dear! Too tantalizing!#steampunkchat -6:52 PM May 25th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz @SelestedeLaney Can’t wait! Loved the twist at the end of Badlands 🙂 #Steampunkchat -6:52 PM May 25th, 2012 MerryBones @artificer13 Oh dear, and here I’m such a big fan of villainy. #steampunkchat -6:52 PM May 25th, 2012 DelDryden @TiffanyAndLupus Of course it’s about sixth down on the WIP project list right now 🙁 #steampunkchat @Nico_Rosso@Zoe_Archer -6:52 PM May 25th, 2012 RichardEPreston @annieseaton26 Hand UP! Beaver pelt top hat up!#steampunkchat -6:52 PM May 25th, 2012 artificer13 @TiffanyAndLupus @Zoe_Archer @theresabreaux@DelilahSDawson Pirates can keep ‘em, I’ll keep the kilt, thanks#steampunkchat #PlusItsWarm -6:52 PM May 25th, 2012 TiffanyAndLupus RT @Jenny_Schwartz: and as we approach the end of the #steampunkchat we are open for self-promo tweets. Be shameless! -6:52 PM May 25th, 2012 SelestedeLaney Not really self-promo yet, more an announcement, but Clockwork Mafia (Badlands 2) will be out spring 2013!#steampunkchat -6:51 PM May 25th, 2012 TiffanyAndLupus @SelestedeLaney Wellll, in the heat of passion; a man lets nothing deter him from de-corseting a dame! 😉 #steampunkchat -6:51 PM May 25th, 2012 theresabreaux RT @Jenny_Schwartz: and as we approach the end of the #steampunkchat we are open for self-promo tweets. Be shameless! -6:51 PM May 25th, 2012 DelDryden @TiffanyAndLupus ”spite”, actually. The fairies are (justifiably) enraged. Kinda like Scream in Monsters Inc.#steampunkchat -6:51 PM May 25th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz Good question. @LiaKeyes RT @DelDryden: Just add me to your list or whatever. When does it start up again?#steampunkchat -6:51 PM May 25th, 2012 Zoe_Archer @TiffanyAndLupus You should check out@suzannelazear ’s book when it drops. Fairies + steampunk!@DelDryden @Nico_Rosso #steampunkchat -6:51 PM May 25th, 2012 RichardEPreston @LiaKeyes Score one for SP! lol! #steampunkchat-6:51 PM May 25th, 2012 annieseaton26 @goldensunangel LOL. What is the postage to your Aussies address? I could send seamail! #steampunkchat -6:51 PM May 25th, 2012 artificer13 @MerryBones Anything but madmen swinging across boarding lines to end their villainy. (kilts flapping all the while)#RDCM #steampunkchat -6:50 PM May 25th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz and as we approach the end of the #steampunkchatwe are open for self-promo tweets. Be shameless! -6:50 PM May 25th, 2012 DelDryden @Jenny_Schwartz Just add me to your list or whatever. When does it start up again? #steampunkchat -6:50 PM May 25th, 2012 annieseaton26 @MerryBones Two claimed and sent already! Enjoy.#steampunkchat -6:50 PM May 25th, 2012 theresabreaux RT @tiffanyandlupus: @artificer13 @Zoe_Archer@DelilahSDawson Pirates belong in skintight breeches…XTRA tight!#steampunkchat I concur! -6:50 PM May 25th, 2012 DelilahSDawson @TiffanyAndLupus Wicked as She Wants has pirates! I’m just going to hit every single steamy trope or die trying.#steampunkchat -6:50 PM May 25th, 2012 TiffanyAndLupus @DelDryden @Nico_Rosso @Zoe_Archer ooooh! I haven’t read any novels with fairy sprites! Do tell! #Steampunkchat-6:50 PM May 25th, 2012 RichardEPreston SP has that rigid, densely clothed Victorian prissy sensibility with the same carnal, taboo undercurrent so fun to dip into #steampunkchat -6:50 PM May 25th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz @MerryBones Hip, hip, hooray!!! #Steampunkchat-6:50 PM May 25th, 2012 Nico_Rosso @LiaKeyes @RichardEPreston Doubt anything could unseat para rom, but steampunk can hold strong w/in its world.#steampunkchat -6:50 PM May 25th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz @DelDryden It kinda sprang up outta nowhere#steampunkchat Next time for sure! -6:50 PM May 25th, 2012 goldensunangel @annieseaton26 I can fake being an Aussie 😛 #steampunkchat -6:50 PM May 25th, 2012 TiffanyAndLupus @artificer13 @Zoe_Archer @theresabreaux@DelilahSDawson Pirates belong in skintight breeches…XTRA tight!#steampunkchat -6:49 PM May 25th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz @annieseaton26 You know I would…but I’ve got my copy #steampunkchat & keeping it! -6:49 PM May 25th, 2012 MerryBones Three cheers! RT @Jenny_Schwartz: Thanks to all authors who donated prizes. You are all awesome! #steampunkchat-6:49 PM May 25th, 2012 LiaKeyes RT @Jenny_Schwartz: Thanks to all authors who donated prizes. You are all awesome! #steampunkchat -6:49 PM May 25th, 2012 SelestedeLaney @TiffanyAndLupus Best way or quickest way? Quickest (and kind of hottest) is a blade under the ties. *shiver*#steampunkchat -6:49 PM May 25th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz RT @annieseaton26: Last chance for an Aussie winner of a print copy Winter of the Passion Flower. Any hands up?#steampunkchat -6:49 PM May 25th, 2012 annieseaton26 Last chance for an Aussie winner of a print copy Winter of the Passion Flower. Any hands up? #steampunkchat -6:49 PM May 25th, 2012 ShonaHusk @theresabreaux brilliant! DM me to claim ‘Dark Vow’#steampunkchat -6:49 PM May 25th, 2012 theresabreaux @artificer13 @Zoe_Archer @TiffanyAndLupus@theresabreaux @DelilahSDawson that makes me ridiculously happy #Steampunkchat -6:48 PM May 25th, 2012 MerryBones @artificer13 Pirates aren’t supposed to be scared of anything (or so I thought). #steampunkchat -6:48 PM May 25th, 2012 DelDryden @Nico_Rosso @Zoe_Archer Planning later series, tho, in which power source is concentrated fairy spite from captive fairies#steampunkchat -6:48 PM May 25th, 2012 TiffanyAndLupus @SelestedeLaney It’s a toss-up btwn vampire steampunk smut, best way to de-corset a dame, & freely blowing kilts #steampunkchat -6:48 PM May 25th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz Thanks to all authors who donated prizes. You are all awesome! #steampunkchat -6:48 PM May 25th, 2012 LiaKeyes @RichardEPreston Although with a machine, stamina wouldn’t be a problem… LOL #steampunkchat -6:48 PM May 25th, 2012 SelestedeLaney @LiaKeyes But what about the idea of the broken hero/heroine. It fits well w/i the world of steampunk#steampunkchat @RichardEPreston -6:48 PM May 25th, 2012 goldensunangel @TiffanyAndLupus Yep…. #steampunkchat -6:48 PM May 25th, 2012 DelDryden @Nico_Rosso ’zackly. I don’t have any paranormal stuff. Just gadgetry & obscure engines #stirlingengineftw @Zoe_Archer#steampunkchat -6:47 PM May 25th, 2012 artificer13 @Zoe_Archer Yup, but Highlanders won’t g’up t/kilt + Strikes fear in pirates @TiffanyAndLupus @theresabreaux@DelilahSDawson #Steampunkchat -6:47 PM May 25th, 2012 Zoe_Archer @RichardEPreston I love adventure! Love it. Especially in romance. #steampunkchat -6:47 PM May 25th, 2012 SasserCarolyn @ShonaHusk @john_zeleznik pretty please?#steampunkchat -6:47 PM May 25th, 2012 TiffanyAndLupus But that’s the BEST part!!! ROFL! RT @Zoe_Archer@TiffanyAndLupus Wouldn’t their kilts flap around on the deck of an airship? #steampunkchat -6:47 PM May 25th, 2012 annieseaton26 Summer of the Moon Flower set on Isle of Cumbrae Scotland. Queen Victoria has banned dirigibles north of the border.#steampunkchat -6:47 PM May 25th, 2012 RichardEPreston @LiaKeyes lol yup! #steampunkchat -6:47 PM May 25th, 2012 theresabreaux @zoe_archer @TiffanyAndLupus @theresabreaux@artificer13 @DelilahSDawson Gods bless a stiff….. WIND!#steampunkchat -6:47 PM May 25th, 2012 Nico_Rosso @DelDryden Z’s would just confuse things for us. There are enough moving parts in steampunk to keep straight.@Zoe_Archer #steampunkchat -6:46 PM May 25th, 2012 theresabreaux @shonahusk magic gun? reset time 10 minutes#steampunkchat -6:46 PM May 25th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz @SelestedeLaney Ummm…question, question….I’m a little confused. More like random chat 🙂 #steampunkchat -6:46 PM May 25th, 2012 SelestedeLaney @Jenny_Schwartz Errr… what’s the discussion question right now #steampunkchat (No worries! I hope whoever won enjoys it 🙂 ) -6:46 PM May 25th, 2012 Zoe_Archer @DelDryden There’s ether in our series (Ether Chronicles) but, oddly, very little steam. @Nico_Rosso#steampunkchat -6:46 PM May 25th, 2012 LiaKeyes @RichardEPreston That’s why SP romance is unlikely to be as big as paranormal romance – machine lover not as primal as vamp #steampunkchat -6:46 PM May 25th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz @SelestedeLaney Oops, I thought you’d missed us and I gave away copy of Badlands #steampunkchat -6:46 PM May 25th, 2012 artificer13 @TiffanyAndLupus @theresabreaux @DelilahSDawsonRoyal Dirigible Corps Marines (1) Group https://t.co/a5ze0tDd#Steampunkchat Pirates Beware -6:46 PM May 25th, 2012 SasserCarolyn @LiaKeyes @kadycross my hand is raised really high…I’ll read, love, and review #steampunkchat -6:46 PM May 25th, 2012 goldensunangel @ShonaHusk shoot psychic bullets 😛 #steampunkchat -6:45 PM May 25th, 2012 TiffanyAndLupus @DelilahSDawson OMGGGG! I can’t with you! First the Vampire steampunk smut & now you’re adding kilts!? *fans self*#steampunkchat -6:45 PM May 25th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz RT @john_zeleznik: @ShonaHusk I tell my wife all the time, I get bit, you blow my brains out…TWICE. #steampunkchat-6:45 PM May 25th, 2012 SelestedeLaney @ShonaHusk It would be able to make my children do their homework and eat their veggies w/o complaining 😛 #Steampunkchat #wantsmagicgun -6:45 PM May 25th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz @TiffanyAndLupus LOL dang rust! It’s like beach sand. Gets everywhere 🙂 #steampunkchat -6:45 PM May 25th, 2012 Zoe_Archer @TiffanyAndLupus Wouldn’t their kilts flap around on the deck of an airship? @theresabreaux @artificer13@DelilahSDawson #steampunkchat -6:45 PM May 25th, 2012 goldensunangel @DelilahSDawson I sent an email to your publisher.#steampunkchat -6:45 PM May 25th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz @DelilahSDawson Awesome! kilts in Sang 🙂 #steampunkchat -6:44 PM May 25th, 2012 theresabreaux @tiffanyandlupus @theresabreaux @artificer13@DelilahSDawson I think I’m in heaven #Scottish #Steampunk#Heroes #Steampunkchat -6:44 PM May 25th, 2012 TiffanyAndLupus Zombies are just Steampunk cannon fodder, scenes of action, blase blah. I usually skip those parts!#Steampunkchat -6:44 PM May 25th, 2012 ShonaHusk #steampunkchat for a copy of ‘Dark Vow’ if you had a magic gun what would it be able to do? -6:44 PM May 25th, 2012 DelDryden RT @Zoe_Archer: What makes steampunk romantic, too, is that you can have grand adventures. The world opens up.#steampunkchat -6:44 PM May 25th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz Everyone DMing me … I’ll catch up in 15 mins when official chat ends #steampunkchat -6:44 PM May 25th, 2012 DelDryden @Nico_Rosso I knew you and @Zoe_Archer looked like good people. We don’t need no stinkin’ zombies in our steampunk!#steampunkchat -6:44 PM May 25th, 2012 artificer13 @TiffanyAndLupus I’ve a page 4 SP, haven’t made live yet. Pair of SP/Deco/Western bracers I did 4 friendhttp://t.co/iiPbyX1O #steampunkchat -6:44 PM May 25th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz @theresabreaux and that easily, you won a copy! The Iron Duke #steampunkchat DM me! -6:44 PM May 25th, 2012 DelilahSDawson Oh, this chat is a veritable mine of steamy goodness. There will soon be kilted romance in Sang…#steampunkchat -6:43 PM May 25th, 2012 TiffanyAndLupus RT @john_zeleznik: @ShonaHusk I tell my wife all the time, I get bit, you blow my brains out…TWICE. #steampunkchat-6:43 PM May 25th, 2012 goldensunangel @Zoe_Archer Umm… *digs through old memories* Help me for I must scream is one…. #steampunkchat -6:43 PM May 25th, 2012 SelestedeLaney Shoot! I was so busy trying on costumes that I forgot about #steampunkchat! -6:43 PM May 25th, 2012 RichardEPreston @LiaKeyes In SP could we not say a big obstacle to love affairs is the beautiful machine, or one of the lovers is a machine? #steampunkchat -6:43 PM May 25th, 2012 TiffanyAndLupus Rusty spokes n gears ;P RT @Jenny_Schwartz Or to put it another way … what stops a stmpk romance couple getting together? #steampunkchat -6:43 PM May 25th, 2012 theresabreaux @jenny_schwartz Iron Duke? meeeeeeeee#steampunkchat -6:43 PM May 25th, 2012 DelDryden @Zoe_Archer *clings* oh, phew! I’m an oddball. I don’t even use aether. Still nd 2 read yours, btw. #onthetbr#steampunkchat -6:43 PM May 25th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz @DelilahSDawson You just won a copy of Badlands by @selestedelaney DM me! #Steampunkchat -6:43 PM May 25th, 2012 drmgrl99dawn RT @Jenny_Schwartz: I still have a couple of copies of the Iron Duke to giveaway. Who wants one? #steampunkchat -6:43 PM May 25th, 2012 TiffanyAndLupus Send it right here pleaseeeee! RT @ShonaHusk‘Dark Vow’ I have an e-copy to giveaway today . Sequel out next year #steampunkchat -6:43 PM May 25th, 2012 DelilahSDawson @LiaKeyes OH MY STEAM GOD I NEED THAT. On@KadyCross‘s Girl in the Clockwork Collar now. #steampunkchat-6:42 PM May 25th, 2012 MerryBones @ShonaHusk On their own, no. Slather ‘em in salsa, mmmmm, that’s good eats there. Few calories too since theres nothing to em #steampunkchat -6:42 PM May 25th, 2012 TiffanyAndLupus @theresabreaux @artificer13 @DelilahSDawsonWait!?! WHAT!?!? KILTS too? Point me to the Scottish Steampunk Heros please! #Steampunkchat -6:42 PM May 25th, 2012 Nico_Rosso @DelDryden So far, there are no zombies in the Ether Chronicles. #steampunkchat -6:42 PM May 25th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz @DelDryden LOL Inspector Gadget in Steampunk#Steampunkchat -6:42 PM May 25th, 2012 Zoe_Archer @goldensunangel Which video games? I’d be curious to see/play them. #steampunkchat -6:42 PM May 25th, 2012 theresabreaux @deldryden Nope. No zombies here either. Idjits yes. Zombies no. #steampunkchat -6:42 PM May 25th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz @LiaKeyes @KadyCross I’d love to win … can a host win #steampunkchat -6:42 PM May 25th, 2012 DelDryden @Jenny_Schwartz So many options. Can B societal constraints (Victorians) or stuff lk evil Inspector Gadget bad guy spies 😀 #steampunkchat -6:42 PM May 25th, 2012 DelilahSDawson @DelDryden I don’t! Just, er, claw-handed, well-mannered quasi-vampires. #steampunkchat -6:41 PM May 25th, 2012 goldensunangel @LiaKeyes ME! #steampunkchat -6:41 PM May 25th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz RT @LiaKeyes: Who wants to win HEART OF BRASS by @KadyCross? One condition: you review it on blog when finished!#steampunkchat -6:41 PM May 25th, 2012 Zoe_Archer @DelDryden I don’t have zombies in my steampunk romance. #steampunkchat -6:41 PM May 25th, 2012 artificer13 @Jenny_Schwartz @theresabreaux @DelilahSDawsonExactly, dashing chaps in kilts & sooty women in jodhpurs, boots & goggles! #steampunkchat -6:41 PM May 25th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz I still have a couple of copies of the Iron Duke to giveaway. Who wants one? #steampunkchat -6:41 PM May 25th, 2012 TiffanyAndLupus @DelilahSDawson *waves back* No do please tell about this Vampire Steampunk Smut of yours! #Steampunkchat -6:41 PM May 25th, 2012 goldensunangel I believe my first intro to steampunk was through video games. #steampunkchat -6:41 PM May 25th, 2012 DelilahSDawson @Jenny_Schwartz A side effect of the technology. Travel takes too long, a scary weapon threatens, zombies/automatons rage… #steampunkchat -6:41 PM May 25th, 2012 LiaKeyes Who wants to win HEART OF BRASS by @KadyCross? One condition: you review it on blog when finished! #steampunkchat-6:41 PM May 25th, 2012 ShonaHusk @MerryBones are they tasty? #steampunkchat -6:41 PM May 25th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz Just FYI I LOVED @ShonaHusk ’s Dark Vow … weird West #steampunkchat -6:40 PM May 25th, 2012 theresabreaux @artificer13 @theresabreaux @DelilahSDawson and thus the chase begins! #sporran-rippers #kilt-lifters#steampunkchat -6:40 PM May 25th, 2012 TiffanyAndLupus @artificer13 Oh goodie! Now I know where to get all my steampunk goodies from! YOU! https://t.co/KdBytPBH#Steampunkchat -6:40 PM May 25th, 2012 DelDryden Am I the only one who DOESN’T have zombies in her steampunk romance? Maybe I should add some next time…#steampunkchat -6:40 PM May 25th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz RT @ShonaHusk: @SasserCarolyn @john_zeleznik‘Dark Vow’ I have an e-copy to giveaway today . Sequel out next year #steampunkchat -6:40 PM May 25th, 2012 ShonaHusk @SasserCarolyn @john_zeleznik ’Dark Vow’ I have an e-copy to giveaway today . Sequel out next year #steampunkchat -6:40 PM May 25th, 2012 Hockeyvamp Awe came to the party late as usual… busy doing beta read and missed all the #steampunkchat fun -6:40 PM May 25th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz Or to put it another way … what stops a stmpk romance couple getting together? #steampunkchat -6:40 PM May 25th, 2012 artificer13 @TiffanyAndLupus I do, but I won’t get to read it for ~2mths. So many to read, so much to do, too little time 🙁 #steampunkchat -6:40 PM May 25th, 2012 Zoe_Archer What makes steampunk romantic, too, is that you can have grand adventures. The world opens up. #steampunkchat -6:39 PM May 25th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz @theresabreaux @DelilahSDawson @artificer13*slaps forehead* Of course! equal opportunity 🙂 #steampunkchat-6:39 PM May 25th, 2012 drmgrl99dawn Me too RT @TiffanyAndLupus: Pass it here! RT@Zoe_Archer Who amongst the #steampunkchat attendees would like to win a copy of SKIES OF FIRE? -6:38 PM May 25th, 2012 DelDryden OMG I have missed most of #steampunkchat. Is it too late to try to win SKIES OF FIRE? -6:38 PM May 25th, 2012 john_zeleznik @ShonaHusk I tell my wife all the time, I get bit, you blow my brains out…TWICE. #steampunkchat -6:38 PM May 25th, 2012 LiaKeyes In paranormal rom., obstacle is often that love interest is supernatural/animalistic. Easy metaphor. Equivalent in SP?#steampunkchat -6:38 PM May 25th, 2012 theresabreaux @jenny_schwartz @theresabreaux @DelilahSDawson@artificer13 It’s an equal opportunity genre 🙂 #sporran-rippers#steampunkchat -6:38 PM May 25th, 2012 artificer13 @theresabreaux @delilahsdawson actually the sporran is quite easily unstrapped. it’s the kilt that’s all fiddly and heavy.#steampunkchat -6:37 PM May 25th, 2012 MerryBones I eat zombies for breakfast. #steampunkchat -6:37 PM May 25th, 2012 john_zeleznik I think I have a “What if intergalactic travel was capable in the 1870s” in me. #steampunkchat -6:37 PM May 25th, 2012 TiffanyAndLupus Pass it here! RT @Zoe_Archer Who amongst the#steampunkchat attendees would like to win a copy of SKIES OF FIRE? -6:37 PM May 25th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz @TiffanyAndLupus @LiaKeyes @Meljean Oooh yeah…manners, rudeness & heroes! #steampunkchat -6:37 PM May 25th, 2012 ShonaHusk @john_zeleznik ditto they are icky #steampunkchat#Zombie -6:37 PM May 25th, 2012 drmgrl99dawn @john_zeleznik you need to learn bout ##zart for zombies #steampunkchat -6:37 PM May 25th, 2012 john_zeleznik @kmarkhoover I love me some Kaylee Frye.#steampunkchat -6:36 PM May 25th, 2012 TiffanyAndLupus @artificer13 Do you need a copy? I believe I just won it, but I already OWN it! Ha! #SteampunkChat#BibliophiliacAndProud -6:36 PM May 25th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz @theresabreaux @delilahsdawson @artificer13 I blink & suddenly there are sporran-rippers in my stream#steampunkchat ??? -6:36 PM May 25th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz @goldensunangel Yes … even sssh iphones 😉 #steampunkchat -6:36 PM May 25th, 2012 john_zeleznik I tend to avoid zombies cause they scare the boogers out of me. #steampunkchat -6:35 PM May 25th, 2012 theresabreaux @delilahsdawson @artificer13 steampunk sporran-rippers?? and there goes the imagination! ♥ #steampunkchat -6:35 PM May 25th, 2012 annieseaton26 @Zoe_Archer Me please!!Pick me .Pick me!#steampunkchat -6:35 PM May 25th, 2012 goldensunangel @Jenny_Schwartz And Kobos…. #steampunkchat-6:35 PM May 25th, 2012 john_zeleznik @ShonaHusk Mine’s more epic fantasy with a magepunk flavor to it. #steampunkchat -6:35 PM May 25th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz @artificer13 @Zoe_Archer @LiaKeyes now that sounds like the zombies wandered in from a game #steampunkchatbut I get that! -6:35 PM May 25th, 2012 drmgrl99dawn @Jenny_Schwartz bows head in shame- not you but yes the chat time #steampunkchat -6:35 PM May 25th, 2012 kmarkhoover RT @john_zeleznik: The dirty deck ape and the prissy rich boy….see what I did there. #steampunkchat -6:35 PM May 25th, 2012 artificer13 @DelilahSDawson blue ribbon? #steampunkchat Do you know the joke? -6:35 PM May 25th, 2012 john_zeleznik @ShonaHusk Rewriting it now and seeing what the agent can do with it. Always liked the idea of Weird West.#steampunkchat -6:34 PM May 25th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz Thankfully we can hide evidence on kindles 🙂 RT@ShonaHusk: #steampunkchat so many books to ad to my TBR pile 🙂 -6:34 PM May 25th, 2012 TiffanyAndLupus @Jenny_Schwartz @LiaKeyes Definitely manners, but also a turn-on in @Meljean‘s The Iron Duke! I’m like “how rude!” but ohh! #Steampunkchat -6:34 PM May 25th, 2012 artificer13 @Zoe_Archer @Jenny_Schwartz @LiaKeyes + zombies are a cathartic outlet to shoot/club t/general public. it’s ok, they’re dead #steampunkchat -6:34 PM May 25th, 2012 theresabreaux @zoe_archer ME? #steampunkchat -6:34 PM May 25th, 2012 annieseaton26 goldensunangel RichardEPreston AlleyneDickenshttp://t.co/kd2fbVzY for your e copy of Winter of the Passion Flower #steampunkchat -6:34 PM May 25th, 2012 ShonaHusk #steampunkchat so many books to ad to my TBR pile 🙂 -6:34 PM May 25th, 2012 DelilahSDawson @artificer13 I know you’re contemplating a series of steampunk sporran-rippers. What’s *really* under a steampunk kilt?#steampunkchat -6:34 PM May 25th, 2012 SasserCarolyn @ShonaHusk @john_zeleznik that sounds awesome! How have I missed out on all of this? #steampunkchat -6:34 PM May 25th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz @Zoe_Archer @artificer13 @LiaKeyes I love that answer! mindlessness of zombies contrasting with tech#steampunkchat -6:33 PM May 25th, 2012 artificer13 @DelilahSDawson Blast and Dammit! Another book to add to pile. I’ve only JUST gotten to yours. Been on pile for sev. mths. #steampunkchat -6:33 PM May 25th, 2012 goldensunangel @Zoe_Archer Me!!!!!!!!! #steampunkchat -6:33 PM May 25th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz @drmgrl99dawn You forgot us??? #steampunkchat-6:33 PM May 25th, 2012 Zoe_Archer @Jenny_Schwartz Zombies’ mindlessness contrasts w/technology, creates tension. #steampunkchat @artificer13@LiaKeyes -6:33 PM May 25th, 2012 DelilahSDawson @Zoe_Archer Moi! #steampunkchat -6:33 PM May 25th, 2012 TiffanyAndLupus RT @Jenny_Schwartz: I mean, look at the trouble sugar caused in @meljean ’s world! #Steampunkchat Speaking of which … tweet to win “Iron Duke” -6:33 PM May 25th, 2012 TiffanyAndLupus @annieseaton26 My #Steampunk hero is Iron Duke Rhys Trahaearn because boy oh boy do I wish I was trapped at sea with him! #Steampunkchat -6:33 PM May 25th, 2012 drmgrl99dawn Damn I forgot it was happening #steampunkchat-6:32 PM May 25th, 2012 ShonaHusk @john_zeleznik I haven’t seen them. I write weird west#steampunk . Magic, guns and vampire horses #steampunkchat-6:32 PM May 25th, 2012 ArtificeClub If anyone is going to Dragon*Con, we run the Alt History track. Panel suggestions welcome, including romance and zombies! #steampunkchat -6:32 PM May 25th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz @SasserCarolyn I don’t know if they’re steampunk…but I adore the Arcane series & they have stmpk elements #steampunkchat -6:32 PM May 25th, 2012 artificer13 @TiffanyAndLupus @theresabreaux No, I actually work w/array of amazingly sharp implements. https://t.co/vNcVbDHJ#steampunkchat #leather -6:32 PM May 25th, 2012 Nico_Rosso RT @Zoe_Archer: Who amongst the #steampunkchatattendees would like to win a copy of SKIES OF FIRE? -6:32 PM May 25th, 2012 RichardEPreston @Zoe_Archer Me! #steampunkchat -6:32 PM May 25th, 2012 SasserCarolyn @Zoe_Archer me! Me! #steampunkchat -6:32 PM May 25th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz Love this book! but have my copy 🙂 RT@Zoe_Archer: Who amongst the #steampunkchat attendees would like to win a copy of SKIES OF FIRE? -6:31 PM May 25th, 2012 SasserCarolyn #steampunkchat have you read The Arcane Society books? Are those steampunk? -6:31 PM May 25th, 2012 TiffanyAndLupus RT @annieseaton26: Three e copies of Winter of the Passion Flower for the states.. tell me your favourite steampunk hero #steampunkchat -6:31 PM May 25th, 2012 Zoe_Archer Who amongst the #steampunkchat attendees would like to win a copy of SKIES OF FIRE? -6:31 PM May 25th, 2012 goldensunangel @annieseaton26 I like Crimmy 😀 #steampunkchat-6:31 PM May 25th, 2012 RichardEPreston @annieseaton26 Captain Nemo! #steampunkchat-6:31 PM May 25th, 2012 AlleyneDickens @annieseaton26 Archimedes Fox #steampunkchat-6:31 PM May 25th, 2012 TiffanyAndLupus @annieseaton26 LOVE Knights Templar!#Steampunkchat -6:30 PM May 25th, 2012 DelilahSDawson @artificer13 Um, yeah. Read The Iron Duke, my friend. All that and more! #steampunkchat -6:30 PM May 25th, 2012 CassianBrown RT @annieseaton26: First Aussie to put their hand up..wins a print copy of Winter of the Passion Flower#steampunkchat -6:30 PM May 25th, 2012 MerryBones @artificer13 If not, there should be. #steampunkchat-6:30 PM May 25th, 2012 theresabreaux @delilahsdawson @TiffanyAndLupus SteamSmut? Love it. #steampunkchat -6:30 PM May 25th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz @artificer13 @LiaKeyes I’ve always wondered…what is it with zombies and steampunk? #steampunkchat -6:30 PM May 25th, 2012 john_zeleznik The dirty deck ape and the prissy rich boy….see what I did there. #steampunkchat -6:29 PM May 25th, 2012 TiffanyAndLupus @artificer13 @theresabreaux Bwahahahaha! LOVE! I totally imagined much *chest puffing* in that tweet!#steampunkchat -6:29 PM May 25th, 2012 artificer13 @Jenny_Schwartz Zombies? Loss of hydrogen? Is there a “Mile High Into the Aether” club @LiaKeyes #steampunkchat -6:29 PM May 25th, 2012 MerryBones I’ve always wondered that myself RT @TiffanyAndLupus: But who has the patience to UNTIE in the heat of passion?#steampunkchat -6:29 PM May 25th, 2012 goldensunangel @Jenny_Schwartz Yes, pure books get stale after a while. #steampunkchat -6:29 PM May 25th, 2012 annieseaton26 Three e copies of Winter of the Passion Flower for the states.. tell me your favourite steampunk hero #steampunkchat-6:29 PM May 25th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz I mean, look at the trouble sugar caused in@meljean ’s world! #Steampunkchat Speaking of which … tweet to win “Iron Duke” -6:29 PM May 25th, 2012 DelilahSDawson @TiffanyAndLupus Oh, I’ve been in the South, mostly. =) Hello! *waves steamy, smutty arm* #steampunkchat -6:28 PM May 25th, 2012 RichardEPreston Steampunk is Man + Woman (traditionally, lol) + sexy clothes + pounding machines = Hot to trot under the Zeppelin! lol! #steampunkchat -6:28 PM May 25th, 2012 TiffanyAndLupus What about the staties RT @annieseaton26 First Aussie to put their hand up..wins a print copy of Winter of the Passion Flower #steampunkchat -6:28 PM May 25th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz @LiaKeyes Steampunk obstacles to romance? Social class, manners, tech, dystopian troubles? #steampunkchat -6:28 PM May 25th, 2012 artificer13 @TiffanyAndLupus which is why I always have a # of small but v.sharp implements secreted about on my person@theresabreaux #steampunkchat -6:28 PM May 25th, 2012 john_zeleznik @ShonaHusk Avatar: The Last Airbender was a good example of that & Legend of Korra even more so. #steampunkchat-6:27 PM May 25th, 2012 TiffanyAndLupus @artificer13 @Jenny_Schwartz But who has the patience to UNTIE in the heat of passion? #Corset101#Steampunkchat -6:27 PM May 25th, 2012 DelilahSDawson @LiaKeyes I wrote an article on that forhttp://t.co/M0UOt3Oz recently. Don’t just glue gears on your book!#steampunkchat -6:27 PM May 25th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz RT @annieseaton26: First Aussie to put their hand up..wins a print copy of Winter of the Passion Flower#steampunkchat -6:27 PM May 25th, 2012 theresabreaux @jenny_schwartz @theresabreaux @TiffanyAndLupus@artificer13 in the right context? Oh yeah #steampunkchat#corsetrippers -6:27 PM May 25th, 2012 annieseaton26 First Aussie to put their hand up..wins a print copy of Winter of the Passion Flower #steampunkchat -6:27 PM May 25th, 2012 DelilahSDawson Best #steampunk def I know by my pal Austin -http://austinsirkin.tumblr.com/post/21074452184/steampunks-dirty-little-secret #steampunkchat -6:27 PM May 25th, 2012 john_zeleznik @ShonaHusk Going to amp it up a bit on rewrite I think. #steampunkchat -6:27 PM May 25th, 2012 LiaKeyes Romance hinges on obstacles to the lovers being together. In steampunk that means steampunk obstacles – what might they be? #steampunkchat -6:26 PM May 25th, 2012 john_zeleznik @SasserCarolyn Search back though the hashtag to last week. #steampunkchat -6:26 PM May 25th, 2012 TiffanyAndLupus @theresabreaux @artificer13 Pffft! No man or woman worth his salt would let a corset stop him from passion; knife or not! 😉 #SteampunkChat -6:26 PM May 25th, 2012 annieseaton26 I have Knights Templar in my steampunk sequel Summer of the Moonflower..WIP #steampunkchat -6:26 PM May 25th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz RT @LiaKeyes: If you can take the gadgetry out of the novel and story still stands, you’re not writing steampunk.#justsayin #steampunkchat -6:26 PM May 25th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz @annieseaton26 Pick your winners yourself, hmm … won’t steal your fun 🙂 #Steampunkchat -6:26 PM May 25th, 2012 LiaKeyes If you can take the gadgetry out of the novel and story still stands, you’re not writing steampunk. #justsayin #steampunkchat-6:25 PM May 25th, 2012 john_zeleznik @ShonaHusk Mage powered steamboats and such.#steampunkchat -6:25 PM May 25th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz @theresabreaux @TiffanyAndLupus @artificer13 a knife & a steady hand – So romantic! #Steampunkchat LOL -6:25 PM May 25th, 2012 john_zeleznik @ShonaHusk In the book I’m rewriting I have some steampunk-esque elements prob closer to magepunk.#steampunkchat -6:25 PM May 25th, 2012 artificer13 @Jenny_Schwartz I’m guessing it’s untying t/lacing then “ripping it off” not physically ripping the material @TiffanyAndLupus#steampunkchat -6:25 PM May 25th, 2012 TiffanyAndLupus RT @theresabreaux: @jenny_schwartz@TiffanyAndLupus @artificer13 Ripping corsets requires a knife and steady hand #steampunkchat -6:25 PM May 25th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz @MerryBones @artificer13 Well, during the storms, you can read your prize! DM me #steampunkchat -6:24 PM May 25th, 2012 SasserCarolyn @john_zeleznik really? How do I find that?#steampunkchat -6:24 PM May 25th, 2012 MerryBones Loves! RT @SasserCarolyn: @LiaKeyes thats the key, I think, for my students. I need to read more steampunk!#steampunkchat -6:24 PM May 25th, 2012 theresabreaux @jenny_schwartz @TiffanyAndLupus @artificer13Ripping corsets requires a knife and steady hand #steampunkchat-6:24 PM May 25th, 2012 john_zeleznik @SasserCarolyn We made some recommendations last week for YA steampunk that were terrific. #steampunkchat -6:24 PM May 25th, 2012 TiffanyAndLupus @DelilahSDawson *reads in awe* “Author of Steampunk Vampire Smut….” *le swoooon* Where has thou been all my life!?!?! #Steampunkchat -6:23 PM May 25th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz @LiaKeyes Do you want to award? #steampunkchat@KadyCross -6:23 PM May 25th, 2012 SasserCarolyn @LiaKeyes that’s the key, I think, for my students. I need to read more steampunk! #steampunkchat -6:23 PM May 25th, 2012 MerryBones @artificer13 We’re supposed to get storms here, too. Good night to catch some lightening. #steampunkchat -6:23 PM May 25th, 2012 john_zeleznik @RichardEPreston It was so well done with no insult or slighting of the genre/subculture. #steampunkchat -6:23 PM May 25th, 2012 LiaKeyes This just in from ‏@KadyCross: Can’t join chat -on deadline – but I’ll give a copy of Heart of Brass – stmpnk romance. Woot!#steampunkchat -6:23 PM May 25th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz @artificer13 LOL #steampunkchat Safe sailing! -6:23 PM May 25th, 2012 RichardEPreston @john_zeleznik NICE! It was a cool steampunk episode! #steampunkchat -6:22 PM May 25th, 2012 Nico_Rosso @TiffanyAndLupus My wife, @Zoe_Archer , has a steampunk romance SKIES OF FIRE out now. #steampunkchat -6:22 PM May 25th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz @TiffanyAndLupus @artificer13 How difficult are corsets to rip??? #steampunkchat -6:22 PM May 25th, 2012 artificer13 @Jenny_Schwartz Sailing straight into tempest. Battening hatches & trimming sails. If comms lost will re-establish asap!#steampunkchat -6:22 PM May 25th, 2012 john_zeleznik I think that you can adapt “romance” to fit any genre.#steampunkchat -6:22 PM May 25th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz @SasserCarolyn @john_zeleznik does my heart good to hear #steampunkchat -6:22 PM May 25th, 2012 DelilahSDawson @LiaKeyes I added bondage elements to one of mine after reading that series. If people want it, why not? Grey’s tie = cravat! #steampunkchat -6:22 PM May 25th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz RT @LiaKeyes: Who’s writing a steampunk 50 Shades of Grey? #steampunkchat -6:21 PM May 25th, 2012 RichardEPreston My steampunk series has a HUGE romance angle in it – and I LOVE it lol! #steampunkchat -6:21 PM May 25th, 2012 TiffanyAndLupus @artificer13 Besides, how can it be a historical romance without the ripping of corsets!? Pfffft! #SteamPunkChat-6:21 PM May 25th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz RT @TiffanyAndLupus: Please send all your favorite#SteampunkChat reccomendations my way! The Iron Duke by@Meljean was my 1st; I NEED MORE! *fluffs petticoats* -6:21 PM May 25th, 2012 SasserCarolyn @john_zeleznik I’m furiously taking notes so I can share all of this with my student. #steampunkchat -6:21 PM May 25th, 2012 DelilahSDawson RT @LiaKeyes Steampunk = about exploration taken to fearless extremes; should be ripe for a very sexy romance if you ask me. #steampunkchat -6:21 PM May 25th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz @RichardEPreston That is reassuring#steampunkchat both as reader and writer 🙂 -6:21 PM May 25th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz @artificer13 Bother the storm! #Steampunkchat -6:20 PM May 25th, 2012 Lenore_Brown RT @TiffanyAndLupus: Please send all your favorite#SteampunkChat reccomendations my way! The Iron Duke by@Meljean was my 1st; I NEED MORE! *fluffs petticoats* -6:20 PM May 25th, 2012 artificer13 bugger! Large t-storm headed my way. Hopefully I won’t lose my interwebz #steampunkchat -6:20 PM May 25th, 2012 ArtificeClub MT @liakeyes: Steampunk is about exploration taken to fearless extremes. Should be ripe for a very sexy romance.#steampunkchat -6:20 PM May 25th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz @john_zeleznik Which is pretty good…but where is the “mechanical marvels” bit that I enjoy? #steampunkchat -6:20 PM May 25th, 2012 john_zeleznik ”and at the same time couples it with the hope and promise and sheer supercoolness of futuristic design”#steampunkchat -6:20 PM May 25th, 2012 LiaKeyes Who’s writing a steampunk 50 Shades of Grey?#steampunkchat -6:20 PM May 25th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz GIVEAWAY: A Clockwork Christmas, anthohttp://t.co/JVmXeQJ0 #steampunkchat -6:20 PM May 25th, 2012 john_zeleznik The TV show Castle defines it as thus: “a subculture that embraces the simplicity and romance of the past…”#steampunkchat -6:20 PM May 25th, 2012 TiffanyAndLupus Please send all your favorite #SteampunkChatreccomendations my way! The Iron Duke by @Meljean was my 1st; I NEED MORE! *fluffs petticoats* -6:20 PM May 25th, 2012 RichardEPreston @Jenny_Schwartz All editors say looking for steampunk, see healthy market and expansion #steampunkchat-6:19 PM May 25th, 2012 annieseaton26 RT@LiaKeyes: Steampunk is about exploration taken to fearless extremes – should be ripe for a very sexy romance#steampunkchat -6:19 PM May 25th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz @RichardEPreston Interesting that the eds make the cons…I wish I did #steampunkchat -6:19 PM May 25th, 2012 Zoe_Archer @john_zeleznik What was his definition?#steampunkchat -6:19 PM May 25th, 2012 LiaKeyes RT @DelilahSDawson: @Jenny_Schwartz I think the answer is always that unique hook + well-written story = trends dont matter. #steampunkchat -6:19 PM May 25th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz Love this! RT @LiaKeyes: Steampunk is about exploration taken to fearless extremes – should be ripe for a very sexy romance #steampunkchat -6:18 PM May 25th, 2012 RichardEPreston @Jenny_Schwartz @annieseaton26 My agent is at all the Comicons and chats w editors from TOR, Del Ray, Ace, Angry Robot etc #steampunkchat -6:18 PM May 25th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz @annieseaton26 @gailcarriger is awesome for Steampunk Romance #steampunkchat -6:18 PM May 25th, 2012 MerryBones RT @LiaKeyes: Steampunk is about exploration taken to fearless extremes should be ripe for a very sexy romance if you ask me. #steampunkchat -6:18 PM May 25th, 2012 annieseaton26 @AlleyneDickens That’s great news! #steampunkchat-6:18 PM May 25th, 2012 DelilahSDawson @Jenny_Schwartz @LiaKeyes I think the answer is always that unique hook + well-written story = trends don’t matter.#steampunkchat -6:18 PM May 25th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz @goldensunangel You prefer cross-overs? I like to mix up my reading #steampunkchat Pure and tangled 😉 -6:17 PM May 25th, 2012 artificer13 @TiffanyAndLupus Here, Here! No point ripping off one layer and then bunking off for tea. Chocks Away, I say!#steampunkchat -6:17 PM May 25th, 2012 john_zeleznik THe Richard Castle definition of steampunk was the best defintion I’ve ever heard. #steampunkchat -6:17 PM May 25th, 2012 annieseaton26 And then Gail Carriger made the NYT Best seller list. I rest my steampunk case. #steampunkchat -6:17 PM May 25th, 2012 goldensunangel @Jenny_Schwartz I’ll almost never read a straight genre anymore. I get bored too easily… #steampunkchat -6:17 PM May 25th, 2012 TiffanyAndLupus @RichardEPreston @Jenny_Schwartz@sassercarolyn Bwahahahaha! That’s about right! #VictorianLit Vs#Steampunk #Steampunkchat -6:17 PM May 25th, 2012 AlleyneDickens @annieseaton26 I’ve just pitched my steampunk romantic thriller to 2 agents and an editor and have 3 requests for fulls. #steampunkchat -6:17 PM May 25th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz I can’t keep up with DMs & comments. Sorry folks. So I’ll deal with prize details @ end of #steampunkchat -6:17 PM May 25th, 2012 LiaKeyes Steampunk is about exploration taken to fearless extremes – should be ripe for a very sexy romance if you ask me.#steampunkchat -6:17 PM May 25th, 2012 SasserCarolyn #steampunkchat that’s awesome. When did#steampunk begin growing to its current popularity? What’s the catalyst? Sorry for all the questions -6:16 PM May 25th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz NO!!! RT @annieseaton26: I was told by an editor steampunk was passe. Never! #steampunkchat -6:16 PM May 25th, 2012 Nico_Rosso @SasserCarolyn Steampunk draws roots from proto sci-fi Vic. lit like Verne & Wells, takes it further w/modern ethic.#steampunkchat -6:16 PM May 25th, 2012 DelilahSDawson @goldensunangel There’s a Contact page onhttp://t.co/M6vpOipL that has my publicist’s email address. Just ask! #steampunkchat -6:16 PM May 25th, 2012 AlleyneDickens @LiaKeyes @SasserCarolyn I LIKE this definition.#steampunkchat -6:16 PM May 25th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz and for that you’ve won a copy of Iron Duke 🙂 DM me RT @john_zeleznik: It’s authorial choice. #steampunkchat -6:16 PM May 25th, 2012 john_zeleznik @MerryBones @richardepreston @sassercarolyn I could say the same thing about epic fantasy, couldn’t I.#steampunkchat -6:15 PM May 25th, 2012 LiaKeyes Why did paranormal romance enter mainstream so much more easily than steampunk romance? Engines not as sexy as animals? #steampunkchat -6:15 PM May 25th, 2012 annieseaton26 I was told by an editor steampunk was passe. Never!#steampunkchat -6:15 PM May 25th, 2012 john_zeleznik @Jenny_Schwartz It’s authorial choice.#steampunkchat -6:15 PM May 25th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz @LiaKeyes Good point! Are editors over PNR…should steampunk be straight, so to speak? #steampunkchat-6:15 PM May 25th, 2012 TiffanyAndLupus How about all of thee above! *le swoon* RT@artificer13 Corsets, and the ripping off there-of. (or is that bodices?) #steampunkchat -6:15 PM May 25th, 2012 MerryBones RT @RichardEPreston: @Jenny_Schwartz @sassercarolynSteampunk is about rogues and princes and wild machines and adventures #steampunkchat -6:15 PM May 25th, 2012 goldensunangel @DelilahSDawson Speaking of, can I have an ARC or an ARE of She Wants? *puppy dog eyes* #steampunkchat -6:14 PM May 25th, 2012 annieseaton26 Oh… bodice ripping! Love it. #steampunkchat -6:14 PM May 25th, 2012 annieseaton26 If you win Winter of the Passion Flower. Contact me at http://t.co/9eswoSpS #steampunkchat -6:14 PM May 25th, 2012 LiaKeyes Vampires and werewolves send steampunk into cross-genre territory (paranormal). Be warned many editors are sick of paranml #steampunkchat -6:14 PM May 25th, 2012 MerryBones @artificer13 @Jenny_Schwartz Two living bodies, no less. #steampunkchat -6:14 PM May 25th, 2012 WriterLarry RT @zoe_archer: @Jenny_Schwartz Oh, I could give away an electronic copy of SKIES OF FIRE, too, if we’re talking romance on#steampunkchat. -6:14 PM May 25th, 2012 DelilahSDawson @Jenny_Schwartz Ooh, I hope @goldensunangelwon The Iron Duke! I bet she’ll dig it! #steampunkchat -6:14 PM May 25th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz @john_zeleznik Argue against the romance element … that would be fun! #steampunkchat -6:14 PM May 25th, 2012 john_zeleznik Depends on the writer, I suppose. #steampunkchat-6:13 PM May 25th, 2012 artificer13 @Jenny_Hanniver Corsets, and the ripping off there-of. (or is that bodices?) #steampunkchat -6:13 PM May 25th, 2012 john_zeleznik Never thought of steampunk being particularly “romantic.” #steampunkchat -6:13 PM May 25th, 2012 WriterLarry RT @vscotttheauthor: Going on now! RT@Jenny_Schwartz: There will be giveaways! Remember tweet to win 🙂 #steampunkchat -6:13 PM May 25th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz RT @RichardEPreston: @Jenny_Schwartz@sassercarolyn Steampunk is about rogues and princes and wild machines and adventures #steampunkchat -6:13 PM May 25th, 2012 DelilahSDawson @goldensunangel I believe you know how verra much I agree with you on this topic. =) #steampunkchat -6:13 PM May 25th, 2012 RichardEPreston @Jenny_Schwartz @sassercarolyn Steampunk is about rogues and princes and wild machines and adventures#steampunkchat -6:13 PM May 25th, 2012 TiffanyAndLupus OMGGGGGG! *pulls non-existent hair out* Why am I just discovering there is a such thing as #STEAMPUNKCHAT!?!?!? <333 *heart melts* -6:13 PM May 25th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz @TiffanyAndLupus Coolness! Another Iron Duke winner DM me for your prize! #steampunkchat -6:13 PM May 25th, 2012 artificer13 @MerryBones hopefully two bodies. #justsaying@Jenny_Schwartz #steampunkchat -6:13 PM May 25th, 2012 LiaKeyes @SasserCarolyn Steampunk differs from Vict. era lit because centers on man’s relationship with technology, good or bad. #steampunkchat -6:12 PM May 25th, 2012 goldensunangel @Jenny_Schwartz YAY! email or address?#steampunkchat -6:12 PM May 25th, 2012 annieseaton26 Carolyn..Ridiculously improbable fun romp skewers the hypocrisies and injustices satirising them in a Victorian setting.#steampunkchat -6:12 PM May 25th, 2012 RichardEPreston @Jenny_Schwartz @sassercarolyn Victorian Lit is about who gets the inheritance and who marries into what class -#steampunkchat -6:12 PM May 25th, 2012 DelilahSDawson @SasserCarolyn The body is hidden, molded into pleasing shapes, and then tortuously disrobed. A pleasant change from now! #steampunkchat -6:12 PM May 25th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz @goldensunangel Vampires have that dark & well-mannered air #steampunkchat -6:12 PM May 25th, 2012 john_zeleznik Hello all, what’s up? #steampunkchat -6:12 PM May 25th, 2012 MerryBones @Jenny_Schwartz @artificer13 A little bit of raging lust does a body good. 😉 #steampunkchat -6:11 PM May 25th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz @goldensunangel You’ve been steampunked! DM me for a prize 🙂 #steampunkchat -6:11 PM May 25th, 2012 TiffanyAndLupus RT @Meljean: If you win The Iron Duke during#steampunkchat from @Jenny_Schwartz, go to http://t.co/fhjsPkYmto send your mailing address. Thanks! -6:11 PM May 25th, 2012 goldensunangel I love everything about steampunk actually, more so if it includes vampires ^_~ #steampunkchat -6:11 PM May 25th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz @MerryBones @artificer13 raging lust is always good 😉 #steampunkchat -6:11 PM May 25th, 2012 SasserCarolyn @DelilahSDawson @jenny_schwartz how did the awesome fashion come into play? #steampunkchat -6:11 PM May 25th, 2012 MerryBones RT @artificer13: Reserved, polite manners hiding seething, raging lust. #steampunkchat#thingsthatmakesteampunkromantic #steampunkchat -6:11 PM May 25th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz GIVEAWAY: Steam & Sorcery by @CindySPapehttp://t.co/Jl6QaMJK #steampunkchat -6:11 PM May 25th, 2012 Zoe_Archer Plus, you know, waistcoats, boots, and ether pistols strapped to the thigh. #steampunkchat -6:10 PM May 25th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz @RichardEPreston So like Regencies but with punk attitude? #Steampunkchat -6:10 PM May 25th, 2012 goldensunangel @annieseaton26 lol #steampunkchat -6:10 PM May 25th, 2012 SasserCarolyn @annieseaton26 I will have to read it then. All my students ask for steampunk lit recommendations #steampunkchat-6:10 PM May 25th, 2012 DelilahSDawson RT @artificer13: Reserved, polite manners hiding seething, raging lust. #thingsthatmakesteampunkromantic#oratleastsexy #steampunkchat -6:10 PM May 25th, 2012 RichardEPreston Hence the epic love story of the heiress and the highwayman, or the duke and the scullery maid #steampunkchat-6:10 PM May 25th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz @Zoe_Archer Equality is a great theme. The challenge to social class #steampunkchat -6:10 PM May 25th, 2012 LiaKeyes YES! RT @artificer13: Reserved, polite manners hiding seething, raging lust. #thingsthatmakesteampunkromantic#oratleastsexy #steampunkchat -6:10 PM May 25th, 2012 ScottWhitmore RT @RichardEPreston: The star-crossed lovers and struggle of social class very rebellious so pure fodder for steampunk #steampunkchat -6:09 PM May 25th, 2012 theresabreaux RT @DelilahSDawson: Join #steampunkchat to win one of my favs! RT @Jenny_Schwartz: GIVEAWAY: The Iron Duke by@Meljean http://t.co/Swv4VbmH #steampunkchat -6:09 PM May 25th, 2012 DelilahSDawson @Jenny_Schwartz @SasserCarolyn Elements of technology based on alternative energy, travel, or weaponry. Dirigibles! #steampunkchat -6:09 PM May 25th, 2012 Zoe_Archer For me, the most romantic aspect of #steampunk is the wide-open scope it provides for women and men. Equality is romantic. #steampunkchat -6:09 PM May 25th, 2012 WCHewitt RT @Jenny_Schwartz: Anyone? RT @SasserCarolyn: How is Victorian era literature different from steampunk lit?#steampunkchat -6:09 PM May 25th, 2012 annieseaton26 oops… Winter of the Passion FLOWER! Can’t even get my own title right..and no wine involved #steampunkchat -6:09 PM May 25th, 2012 goldensunangel Hello everyone #steampunkchat -6:09 PM May 25th, 2012 artificer13 Reserved, polite manners hiding seething, raging lust.#steampunkchat #thingsthatmakesteampunkromantic#oratleastsexy -6:09 PM May 25th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz Anyone? RT @SasserCarolyn: How is Victorian era literature different from steampunk lit? #steampunkchat -6:08 PM May 25th, 2012 annieseaton26 Carolyn…Steampowered alternate history in the Victorian era. Winter of the Passion encapsulates it! #steampunkchat-6:08 PM May 25th, 2012 DelilahSDawson What makes #steampunk romantic? Top hats, cravats, waistcoats, corsets, and a celebration of uppity-type people. #steampunkchat -6:08 PM May 25th, 2012 artificer13 RT @RichardEPreston: The star-crossed lovers and struggle of social class very rebellious so pure fodder for steampunk #steampunkchat -6:08 PM May 25th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz @SasserCarolyn You’ve been steampunked! DM me for a prize 🙂 #steampunkchat -6:07 PM May 25th, 2012 LBardugo RT @DelilahSDawson: Join #steampunkchat to win one of my favs! RT @Jenny_Schwartz: GIVEAWAY: The Iron Duke by@Meljean http://t.co/Swv4VbmH #steampunkchat -6:07 PM May 25th, 2012 RichardEPreston The star-crossed lovers and struggle of social class very rebellious so pure fodder for steampunk #steampunkchat -6:07 PM May 25th, 2012 DelilahSDawson Join #steampunkchat to win one of my favs! RT@Jenny_Schwartz: GIVEAWAY: The Iron Duke by @Meljeanhttp://t.co/Swv4VbmH #steampunkchat -6:07 PM May 25th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz Ok, now you’ve all exploded with great ideas & I can’t keep up #steampunkchat -6:07 PM May 25th, 2012 Larrydlibrarian #steampunkchat then we impose the best of 21st century sensibilities onto the protagonists -6:07 PM May 25th, 2012 artificer13 @Jenny_Schwartz sweaty firemen shoveling coal into fireboxes, corsets, satin brocade, long gloves, and kilts- for a start.#steampunkchat -6:06 PM May 25th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz @Zoe_Archer Please do! that would be excellent#steampunkchat -6:06 PM May 25th, 2012 SasserCarolyn How is Victorian era literature different from steampunk lit? #steampunkchat -6:06 PM May 25th, 2012 LiaKeyes Steampunks larger-than-life scenarios, smart, sexy heroes, and take us to a different, exotic world lends itself to romance #steampunkchat -6:06 PM May 25th, 2012 Zoe_Archer @Jenny_Schwartz Oh, I could give away an electronic copy of SKIES OF FIRE, too, if we’re talking romance on#steampunkchat. -6:06 PM May 25th, 2012 KeriStevens RT @Jenny_Schwartz: GIVEAWAY: The Iron Duke by@Meljean http://t.co/8Ln3Ckmy #steampunkchat -6:06 PM May 25th, 2012 DelilahSDawson @artificer13 @Jenny_Schwartz I deeply enjoy that a bunch of #steampunk authors and artisans are frightened of change. <3 #steampunkchat -6:06 PM May 25th, 2012 MerryBones Double amen! RT @annieseaton26: And brooding steampunk heros #steampunkchat -6:06 PM May 25th, 2012 vscotttheauthor Going on now! RT @Jenny_Schwartz: There will be giveaways! Remember tweet to win 🙂 #steampunkchat -6:06 PM May 25th, 2012 ShonaHusk @Jenny_Schwartz setting and social constraints#steampunkchat -6:05 PM May 25th, 2012 MerryBones Amen! RT @annieseaton26: Sassy heroines are romantic#steampunkchat -6:05 PM May 25th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz GIVEAWAY: The Iron Duke by @Meljeanhttp://t.co/8Ln3Ckmy #steampunkchat -6:05 PM May 25th, 2012 annieseaton26 And brooding steampunk heros #steampunkchat-6:05 PM May 25th, 2012 annieseaton26 Sassy heroines are romantic #steampunkchat -6:05 PM May 25th, 2012 Zoe_Archer It’s time for #steampunkchat ! Woo! -6:05 PM May 25th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz Yes! nostalgia RT @Larrydlibrarian:@Jenny_Schwartz #steampunkchat methinks it is the nostalgia for a more romantic mannered era -6:05 PM May 25th, 2012 artificer13 @RichardEPreston Hi Ho! Do you have a glass of wine at the ready? Seems to be the common trend tonite. #steampunkchat-6:05 PM May 25th, 2012 MerryBones @Jenny_Schwartz What doesn’t make it romantic? The clothes, the accessories, reinventing a time that was full of romance… #steampunkchat -6:04 PM May 25th, 2012 ShonaHusk @Jenny_Schwartz the hint of danger #steampunkchat-6:04 PM May 25th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz Too true! RT @artificer13: @DelilahSDawson ”We Fear Change” @Jenny_Schwartz #steampunkchat -6:04 PM May 25th, 2012 Larrydlibrarian @Jenny_Schwartz #steampunkchat methinks it is the nostalgia for a more romantic mannered era -6:04 PM May 25th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz @annieseaton26 Definitely the clothes!#steampunkchat -6:04 PM May 25th, 2012 artificer13 @DelilahSDawson ”We Fear Change” @Jenny_Schwartz#steampunkchat -6:04 PM May 25th, 2012 RichardEPreston Hi all! #steampunkchat -6:04 PM May 25th, 2012 LiaKeyes @Jenny_Schwartz Fascinating historical settings, manners, and great clothes = romance! #steampunkchat -6:04 PM May 25th, 2012 annieseaton26 The steampunk clothes, the travel and the adventure! #steampunkchat -6:04 PM May 25th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz @DelilahSDawson I’m another fan of routine…we’ll just have to endure #steampunkchat & whine 😉 -6:04 PM May 25th, 2012 MerryBones @artificer13 LOL In that case, I have no need to be worried at all. #steampunkchat -6:03 PM May 25th, 2012 DelilahSDawson @Jenny_Schwartz But… I don’t want a hiatus. I need routine. And this chat. #steampunkchat -6:03 PM May 25th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz Come on, guys. What makes steampunk romantic?#steampunkchat -6:03 PM May 25th, 2012 Nico_Rosso RT @Jenny_Schwartz: Welcome! to the last#steampunkchat before summer hiatus. Themed: Steampunk Romance -6:02 PM May 25th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz @Larrydlibrarian Thx for the RT … are you going to join in? hint, hint 😉 #steampunkchat -6:02 PM May 25th, 2012 artificer13 @MerryBones Not for me, obviously. Perhaps for regular “perturbed by steam powered zombie” type folk. @Jenny_Schwartz#steampunkchat -6:02 PM May 25th, 2012 Larrydlibrarian RT @Jenny_Schwartz: Welcome! to the last#steampunkchat before summer hiatus. Themed: Steampunk Romance -6:02 PM May 25th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz @annieseaton26 I can see three Aussies 🙂 #steampunkchat & you’re right … Aussies are romantic … um, maybe? -6:02 PM May 25th, 2012 LiaKeyes RT @Jenny_Schwartz: Welcome! to the last #steampunkchatbefore summer hiatus. Themed: Steampunk Romance#steampunkchat -6:01 PM May 25th, 2012 annieseaton26 Any Aussies here? #steampunkchat -6:01 PM May 25th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz @ShonaHusk Woot! You made it 🙂 #steampunkchat-6:01 PM May 25th, 2012 MerryBones @annieseaton26 Whine, yes, but wine? Never to early for that. #steampunkchat -6:01 PM May 25th, 2012 ShonaHusk RT @Jenny_Schwartz: Welcome! to the last#steampunkchat before summer hiatus. Themed: Steampunk Romance -6:00 PM May 25th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz Off we go! What makes steampunk romantic?#steampunkchat -6:00 PM May 25th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz Authors–award copies of yr books where you will#steampunkchat -6:00 PM May 25th, 2012 DelilahSDawson I’m here. I have wine. I’m ready to get things STEAMY. What’s up? #steampunkchat -6:00 PM May 25th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz There will be giveaways! Remember tweet to win 🙂 #steampunkchat -6:00 PM May 25th, 2012 MerryBones @Jenny_Schwartz @artificer13 Of course, giving a mad scientist more time to work could be worrisome. #steampunkchat-6:00 PM May 25th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz Welcome! to the last #steampunkchat before summer hiatus. Themed: Steampunk Romance -6:00 PM May 25th, 2012 annieseaton26 Bit early for whine/wine in OZ…but definitely later.#steampunkchat -5:59 PM May 25th, 2012 MerryBones @Jenny_Schwartz Indeed, good form. I also like having cheese with my whine/wine. #steampunkchat -5:59 PM May 25th, 2012 MerryBones @artificer13 Such a high price to pay. #steampunkchat-5:58 PM May 25th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz @MerryBones What’s life without a glass of whine? 🙂 #steampunkchat -5:58 PM May 25th, 2012 alpha_heroes RT @Jenny_Schwartz: I love “The Iron Duke” by@Meljean Squeeing here to have 10 copies to giveaway during#steampunkchat - starts in 20 mins. Lotsa giveaways 🙂 -5:57 PM May 25th, 2012 artificer13 @MerryBones It DOES mean I’ll get more work done on Friday nights- although at great expense 🙁 @Jenny_Schwartz#steampunkchat -5:57 PM May 25th, 2012 MerryBones @Jenny_Schwartz That is way worse. I guess I shall have to be brave, too. I’m still gonna whine about it from time to time 😉 #steampunkchat -5:57 PM May 25th, 2012 annieseaton26 @SasserCarolyn Your students have excellent taste by the way. #steampunkchat -5:56 PM May 25th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz @SasserCarolyn @annieseaton26 We love lurkers — not in a scary way 🙂 #steampunkchat but if you join in, chance to win! -5:56 PM May 25th, 2012 annieseaton26 @SasserCarolyn ABsolutely. You might even win a copy! #steampunkchat -5:56 PM May 25th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz @MerryBones Even worse here in Oz…a long winter without #steampunkchat I guess I’ll have to be brave 😉 -5:55 PM May 25th, 2012 SasserCarolyn @annieseaton26 my students r obsessed with#steampunk & I’m only vaguely familiar with it. Can I be a chat lurker to learn? #steampunkchat -5:55 PM May 25th, 2012 annieseaton26 Come on over and join #steampunkchat. LOTS of giveaways! -5:55 PM May 25th, 2012 MerryBones A whole summer without #steampunkchat? That calls for an uber sad face 🙁 . #steampunkchat -5:54 PM May 25th, 2012 annieseaton26 3 e-copies international and 1 signed print copy to an Aussie #steampunkchat -5:54 PM May 25th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz @annieseaton26 That’s the spirit! Almost#steampunkchat time 🙂 Last one before summer break 🙁 -5:53 PM May 25th, 2012 annieseaton26 @annieseaton26 arrived and raring to give away Winter of the Passion Flower #steampunkchat -5:52 PM May 25th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz Thx to everyone RTing tweets for #steampunkchatStarts in 10mins. The Tweetchat room (if you prefer it to Twitter) ishttp://t.co/V0eFFmtS -5:49 PM May 25th, 2012 helenkaydimon RT @Jenny_Schwartz: I love “The Iron Duke” by@Meljean Squeeing here to have 10 copies to giveaway during#steampunkchat - starts in 20 mins. Lotsa giveaways 🙂 -5:46 PM May 25th, 2012 shilohwalker RT @Jenny_Schwartz: I love “The Iron Duke” by@Meljean Squeeing here to have 10 copies to giveaway during#steampunkchat - starts in 20 mins. Lotsa giveaways 🙂 -5:44 PM May 25th, 2012 BrotherofCats RT @Jenny_Schwartz: Talking of fab giveaways: How about a #steampunk camera? http://t.co/qkwCscWk fr@Steampunkcom #steampunkchat giveaways fever – I’ve got it! -5:43 PM May 25th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz Talking of fab giveaways: How about a #steampunkcamera? http://t.co/qkwCscWk fr @Steampunkcom #steampunkchatgiveaways fever – I’ve got it! -5:42 PM May 25th, 2012 steampunkcom RT @Jenny_Schwartz: I love “The Iron Duke” by@Meljean Squeeing here to have 10 copies to giveaway during#steampunkchat - starts in 20 mins. Lotsa giveaways 🙂 -5:39 PM May 25th, 2012 LiaKeyes RT @Jenny_Schwartz: I love “The Iron Duke” by @MeljeanSqueeing here to have 10 copies to giveaway during#steampunkchat - starts in 20 mins. Lotsa giveaways 🙂 -5:39 PM May 25th, 2012 AnnaCampbelloz RT @Jenny_Schwartz: I love “The Iron Duke” by@Meljean Squeeing here to have 10 copies to giveaway during#steampunkchat - starts in 20 mins. Lotsa giveaways 🙂 -5:38 PM May 25th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz I love “The Iron Duke” by @Meljean Squeeing here to have 10 copies to giveaway during #steampunkchat - starts in 20 mins. Lotsa giveaways 🙂 -5:37 PM May 25th, 2012 moirarogersbree RT @Meljean: I can’t be there, unfortunately — but for those interested, it starts at 6pm Pacific time. #steampunkchat-5:35 PM May 25th, 2012 Meljean I can’t be there, unfortunately — but for those interested, it starts at 6pm Pacific time. #steampunkchat -5:32 PM May 25th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz RT @Meljean: If you win The Iron Duke during#steampunkchat from @Jenny_Schwartz, go to http://t.co/fhjsPkYmto send your mailing address. Thanks! -5:31 PM May 25th, 2012 Meljean If you win The Iron Duke during #steampunkchat from@Jenny_Schwartz, go to http://t.co/fhjsPkYm to send your mailing address. Thanks! -5:31 PM May 25th, 2012 vscotttheauthor @RabidReaders Thanks for the RT! #steampunkchat-5:23 PM May 25th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz @Meljean I’m happy to 🙂 #steampunkchat More giveaways the better! But we’ll miss you -5:22 PM May 25th, 2012 JillSorenson RT @Meljean: Ack. I can’t make #steampunkchat 🙁 Does anyone want to give away books on my behalf? I can’t be here to tweet, but I have books to give. -5:22 PM May 25th, 2012 dellejacobs RT @Meljean: Ack. I can’t make #steampunkchat 🙁 Does anyone want to give away books on my behalf? I can’t be here to tweet, but I have books to give. -5:21 PM May 25th, 2012 Meljean Ack. I can’t make #steampunkchat 🙁 Does anyone want to give away books on my behalf? I can’t be here to tweet, but I have books to give. -5:20 PM May 25th, 2012 RabidReaders RT @vscotttheauthor: RT @Jenny_Schwartz: Hey@CarinaPress ! #steampunkchat in an hour. Theme? Steampunk Romance. You know you love it 🙂 -5:20 PM May 25th, 2012 steampunkcom @Jenny_Schwartz But of course. Just because I rarely make it to #steampunkchat doesn’t mean I don’t support it. -5:19 PM May 25th, 2012 vscotttheauthor RT @Jenny_Schwartz: Hey @CarinaPress !#steampunkchat in an hour. Theme? Steampunk Romance. You know you love it 🙂 -5:15 PM May 25th, 2012 AnnaCampbelloz RT @Jenny_Schwartz: Hey @CarinaPress !#steampunkchat in an hour. Theme? Steampunk Romance. You know you love it 🙂 -5:05 PM May 25th, 2012 DelDryden RT @Jenny_Schwartz: @DelDryden Lamplighter’s Love sounds hot! http://t.co/oik4tEit See you at #steampunkchat ! I can’t wait to chat Stmpk romance 🙂 -5:04 PM May 25th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz @DelDryden Lamplighter’s Love sounds hot!http://t.co/oik4tEit See you at #steampunkchat ! I can’t wait to chat Stmpk romance 🙂 -5:03 PM May 25th, 2012 DelDryden @Jenny_Schwartz Ooh, I’m down for chatting about that! One steampunk romance pubbed, one currently subbed a buncha places! #steampunkchat -5:02 PM May 25th, 2012 steampunkcom RT @Jenny_Schwartz: #steampunkchat in 1 hour! Theme: Steampunk Romance. Giveaways! All welcome, as always 🙂 Last chat before summer break -5:01 PM May 25th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz Hey @CarinaPress ! #steampunkchat in an hour. Theme? Steampunk Romance. You know you love it 🙂 -5:01 PM May 25th, 2012 DelDryden RT @Jenny_Schwartz: #steampunkchat in 1 hour! Theme: Steampunk Romance. Giveaways! All welcome, as always 🙂 Last chat before summer break -5:01 PM May 25th, 2012 Jenny_Schwartz #steampunkchat in 1 hour! Theme: Steampunk Romance. Giveaways! All welcome, as always 🙂 Last chat before summer break -5:00 PM May 25th, 2012

HOW STEAMPUNK SCREWS WITH VICTORIAN GENDER NORMS

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Original Article by Molly Westerman in BitchMedia.Org.

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

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

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

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

Transcript: January 27th, 2012—Steampunk Interior Design

The steampunk home isn’t a pastiche of Victorian life, though there may be a Victorian sensibility to the materials, patters, colors, and quality of finish. It’s not just super-glued cogs and gears, either. So what makes a home steampunk?

Read the transcript of tonight’s chat on Steampunk Interior Design (from the bottom for chronological order) and find out!

HUGE thanks to the gallant @artificer13 for guest-hosting at the last minute!

ProfRaven #SteampunkChat was great tonight, talking about#steampunk interior design; followed a very fun #fireflyquoteday -7:23 PM Jan 27th, 2012

AirshipEmbassy @Brainmaker this might provide some inspiration or links – http://t.co/K0v8U17k #steampunkchat -7:17 PM Jan 27th, 2012

LisaARooney Good night everyone! Thanks @artificer13!#steampunkchat -7:08 PM Jan 27th, 2012

artificer13 @AirshipEmbassy Thank you, pleased I could step in and keep the chat going tonite. #steampunkchat Ta all, it’s been a pleasure. -7:07 PM Jan 27th, 2012

artificer13 @ProfRaven LOL! Buckle up 🙂 #steampunkchat -7:07 PM Jan 27th, 2012

ProfRaven @AirshipEmbassy @artificer13 yes, thx! #SteampunkChat-7:06 PM Jan 27th, 2012

AirshipEmbassy @Brainmaker Hmm, would have to think about late 1800s music. #steampunkchat -7:06 PM Jan 27th, 2012

AirshipEmbassy @artificer13 Thanks for hosting tonight!#steampunkchat -7:06 PM Jan 27th, 2012

ProfRaven @Brainmaker @airshipembassy drawing a serious blank!#SteampunkChat -7:05 PM Jan 27th, 2012

ProfRaven @artificer13 I’m in so much trouble #SteampunkChat she turns 4 tomorrow -7:05 PM Jan 27th, 2012

artificer13 Alrighty #steampunk chaps & chapettes, I’ve got to run, but feel free to keep debating the finer pts of #SP Interior Design#steampunkchat -7:05 PM Jan 27th, 2012

artificer13 @ProfRaven I can see she’s already got her Goth eyeshadow well developed. 😉 #steampunkchat -7:03 PM Jan 27th, 2012

Brainmaker @AirshipEmbassy I’m looking for music to use with a steampunk dance show, classical-esque, from late 1800s. Any thoughts? #steampunkchat -7:03 PM Jan 27th, 2012

ProfRaven @artificer13 just her #SteampunkChat http://t.co/E9EJTPfR-7:02 PM Jan 27th, 2012

artificer13 @ProfRaven Oh my! I’m willing to bet there was a whole house-full of unhappy campers THAT evening. #steampunkchat -7:00 PM Jan 27th, 2012

ProfRaven @artificer13 def agree! #SteampunkChat -6:59 PM Jan 27th, 2012

ProfRaven @artificer13 HAHA no, that’s the new cover, this is what it’s hiding #SteampunkChat http://t.co/lTTyTlyb -6:59 PM Jan 27th, 2012

artificer13 @AirshipEmbassy I found the berlin system (w/ algae scrubbers) to be very effective, but the lighting and heating are brutal.#steampunkchat -6:58 PM Jan 27th, 2012

AirshipEmbassy @artificer13 it is a real tradeoff between looks and maintenance costs #steampunkchat -6:57 PM Jan 27th, 2012

LisaARooney @ProfRaven LOL! I like that print. #steampunkchat -6:57 PM Jan 27th, 2012

artificer13 @ProfRaven Woah, that’s a LOT of eyeshadow! 😉 Did you dye it? It looks quite good. #steampunkchat -6:55 PM Jan 27th, 2012

artificer13 We’re winding down here, any last thoughts on #steampunkdecorating? I’d say “Strive not for accuracy, but for feel”#steampunkchat -6:54 PM Jan 27th, 2012

clockworkurchin A Nautilus themed room is definitely a good excuse to acquire a saltwater fish tank. #steampunkchat -6:54 PM Jan 27th, 2012

ProfRaven Vanity seat, was white till daughter found black eyeshadow#SteampunkChat http://t.co/xeCDyT0S -6:54 PM Jan 27th, 2012

artificer13 @AirshipEmbassy I’m so torn, I used to have a algae-filtered reef tank, & would <3 another, but HATE the energy costs.#steampunkchat -6:52 PM Jan 27th, 2012 AirshipEmbassy RT @ProfRaven: Wall hanging in bedroom, refurb from hideous thrift store find #SteampunkChat http://t.co/5EcedojL#steampunkchat -6:52 PM Jan 27th, 2012 LisaARooney @ProfRaven Very cool! #steampunkchat -6:52 PM Jan 27th, 2012 artificer13 @LisaARooney one can never go wrong with a porthole. Nicely done! #steampunkchat -6:51 PM Jan 27th, 2012 AirshipEmbassy @artificer13 Built in aquariums would be perfect. I would like a bigger tank 🙂 #steampunkchat -6:51 PM Jan 27th, 2012 ProfRaven Wall hanging in bedroom, refurb from hideous thrift store find #SteampunkChat http://t.co/92xO9sxe -6:50 PM Jan 27th, 2012 artificer13 @ProfRaven Agreed! Brass, velvet, odd electro-voltaic machines, and marine life all in one go. #Verne #FTW #steampunkchat-6:50 PM Jan 27th, 2012 LisaARooney This is also in the boy’s room: http://t.co/QZK8dxPv#steampunkchat -6:49 PM Jan 27th, 2012 ProfRaven @artificer13 @airshipembassy sounds fab! #SteampunkChat-6:49 PM Jan 27th, 2012 Brainmaker @LisaARooney Wow, gorgeous stuff! I’m inspired.#steampunkchat -6:48 PM Jan 27th, 2012 artificer13 @AirshipEmbassy I’d love to do my bar in a OTT Vernian theme, WAY further than disney took it. Including built-in fish tanks#steampunkchat -6:48 PM Jan 27th, 2012 ProfRaven @artificer13 #SteampunkChat Nemo! Love the beach, the ocean, octopi, steampunk…it’s like Verne did all the work for me! -6:47 PM Jan 27th, 2012 AirshipEmbassy @artificer13 The Nautilus theme is something I could be happy with #steampunkchat -6:47 PM Jan 27th, 2012 MarshallGabe @LisaARooney Looking good so far! #steampunkchat-6:46 PM Jan 27th, 2012 artificer13 We’ve mostly discussed historical styles- are there fantastic styles you’d like to use? Nemo’s sub or Vernian timemachine?#steampunkchat -6:45 PM Jan 27th, 2012 artificer13 @LisaARooney that’s lovely! #steampunkchat -6:42 PM Jan 27th, 2012 LisaARooney @artificer13 Not yet. This was the first piece:http://t.co/iD7RUpUs #steampunkchat -6:40 PM Jan 27th, 2012 ProfRaven @AirshipEmbassy @lisaarooney #SteampunkChatpolyurethane -6:40 PM Jan 27th, 2012 ProfRaven @LisaARooney #SteampunkChat very cool! -6:39 PM Jan 27th, 2012 artificer13 @LisaARooney would that involve those lovely cloud lamps you have pinned on your board? #steampunkchat -6:39 PM Jan 27th, 2012 Brainmaker @AirshipEmbassy Cool. I can imagine some steamy modifications to art nouveau I’d love to live with. #steampunkchat -6:39 PM Jan 27th, 2012 ProfRaven @AirshipEmbassy #SteampunkChat rooms to go -6:38 PM Jan 27th, 2012 AirshipEmbassy @LisaARooney I wonder what is used to seal and glue the pennies in place? Fun idea, though! #steampunkchat -6:38 PM Jan 27th, 2012 LisaARooney I’ve been slowly redoing my son’s room, so that it has an airship pirate theme. #steampunkchat -6:37 PM Jan 27th, 2012 artificer13 @clockworkurchin welcome in! Pull up a chair, as we’re discussing #steampunk interior design. #steampunkchat -6:37 PM Jan 27th, 2012 ProfRaven @AirshipEmbassy #SteampunkChat custom steampunk art on walls, working on jewelry boxes as wall art -6:36 PM Jan 27th, 2012 AirshipEmbassy @ProfRaven RTG? #steampunkchat -6:36 PM Jan 27th, 2012 artificer13 @LisaARooney LOL! I absolutely LOVE the penny floor. I may have to steal that for my bar-top! #steampunkchat -6:36 PM Jan 27th, 2012 ProfRaven @AirshipEmbassy #SteampunkChat recovered vanity seat in turquoise/brown swirly design -6:36 PM Jan 27th, 2012 ProfRaven @AirshipEmbassy I bought furniture from RTG (don’t kill me) that is dark hurled wood and silver handles, poster bed#SteampunkChat -6:35 PM Jan 27th, 2012 LisaARooney http://t.co/f5e1gnGp not all are SP, but many are.#steampunkchat -6:35 PM Jan 27th, 2012 clockworkurchin I actually made #steampunkchat for once. Sucess!-6:34 PM Jan 27th, 2012 artificer13 @AirshipEmbassy If I were to decorate #SP, I’d probably go F.LL.Wright or Greene & Greene based. http://t.co/Upq1a0Xe#steampunkchat -6:34 PM Jan 27th, 2012 AirshipEmbassy @ProfRaven What is part of your design? What progress have you made? #steampunkchat -6:33 PM Jan 27th, 2012 AirshipEmbassy I’ve gotten some ideas from Bruce Rosenbaum’s Steampunk House, and various steampunk art books helps, too#steampunkchat -6:32 PM Jan 27th, 2012 AirshipEmbassy Does anyone have examples of items they’d want to include in their own steampunk interior? #steampunkchat -6:31 PM Jan 27th, 2012 ProfRaven #SteampunkChat I’ve actually started doing my bedroom this way -6:31 PM Jan 27th, 2012 MarshallGabe I return. #steampunkchat -6:30 PM Jan 27th, 2012 artificer13 @ProfRaven Pull up a chair! #steampunkchat -6:29 PM Jan 27th, 2012 AirshipEmbassy @ProfRaven Welcome, we are talking steampunk interior design #steampunkchat -6:28 PM Jan 27th, 2012 artificer13 @AirshipEmbassy I’m a slouch, I’ll take lounging in a smoking jacket over bolt-straight in evening dress 🙂 #steampunkchat-6:28 PM Jan 27th, 2012 ProfRaven #SteampunkChat sorry I’m late, putting apprentices to bed-6:27 PM Jan 27th, 2012 AirshipEmbassy Perhaps art nouveau and it’s changes can be reflected in the story, too. Art reflecting real life, as it were. #steampunkchat-6:27 PM Jan 27th, 2012 AirshipEmbassy @Brainmaker It does have a sleeker feel, generally, compared to the heavier embellished Victorian design#steampunkchat -6:26 PM Jan 27th, 2012 AirshipEmbassy @Brainmaker art nouveau certainly fits in at the tail end of the 19th century, so it’s the right time period #steampunkchat-6:24 PM Jan 27th, 2012 artificer13 @Brainmaker I wish we’d see more Art Nouveau, it made it’s start in industrial France, so the timing is perfect #steampunkchat -6:24 PM Jan 27th, 2012 AirshipEmbassy @artificer13 LOL, it MAKES you have good posture, aside from the too short legs part 🙁 #steampunkchat -6:24 PM Jan 27th, 2012 artificer13 @AirshipEmbassy My greatgrandmother had a Vic. horsehair settee in her front room that I DESPISED, itchy, short & too upright #steampunkchat -6:23 PM Jan 27th, 2012 Brainmaker Hi folks. Curious how art nouveau figures in steampunk.#steampunkchat -6:22 PM Jan 27th, 2012 AirshipEmbassy @artificer13 I agree, real antique period pieces are often too small for modern people. #steampunkchat -6:21 PM Jan 27th, 2012 MarshallGabe AFK a moment, folks. #steampunkchat -6:19 PM Jan 27th, 2012 MarshallGabe @AirshipEmbassy @artificer13 In this case “close enough” should work. Indy furniture stores, online, wherever you can find #steampunkchat -6:19 PM Jan 27th, 2012 artificer13 @MarshallGabe @AirshipEmbassy 1 issue I have with period furnishings is that they’re too small. I’m 6′ &chairs are too short#steampunkchat -6:18 PM Jan 27th, 2012 AirshipEmbassy @MarshallGabe Any good sources for furniture items, or will most furniture need some SP love? #steampunkchat -6:18 PM Jan 27th, 2012 MarshallGabe @AirshipEmbassy Basic furniture. Trying to match that to theme. Dressers, bed, night stands, ceiling fan. #steampunkchat-6:16 PM Jan 27th, 2012 AirshipEmbassy Color pallet? fabric type and texture? #steampunkchat-6:15 PM Jan 27th, 2012 AirshipEmbassy Once a style/period is chosen, what’s the next step?#steampunkchat -6:15 PM Jan 27th, 2012 AirshipEmbassy @MarshallGabe I would go that route, too, use the general Victorian design to set the feel #steampunkchat -6:14 PM Jan 27th, 2012 MarshallGabe Personally I think room should borrow inspiration from Victorian. Colors, material look, general design. #steampunkchat -6:13 PM Jan 27th, 2012 artificer13 @MarshallGabe Good evening to you, sir! #steampunkchat-6:12 PM Jan 27th, 2012 artificer13 @VeronicaPate How much of a steampunk room should be “historic reproduction” and how much should have “gears glued on”? 😉 #steampunkchat -6:11 PM Jan 27th, 2012 MarshallGabe A middle ground: Papier-mâché furniture. DIY and something from the time frame at same time. #steampunkchat -6:10 PM Jan 27th, 2012 artificer13 @AirshipEmbassy I’d love to see more Arts & Crafts and Art Nouvea used in #Steampunk interiors #steampunkchat -6:09 PM Jan 27th, 2012 MarshallGabe @AirshipEmbassy So far so good! Hope you had a good week. #steampunkchat -6:09 PM Jan 27th, 2012 VeronicaPate @artificer13 Yep, no idea what that even means. XD#steampunkchat -6:09 PM Jan 27th, 2012 AirshipEmbassy @MarshallGabe Welcome! How are you this week?#steampunkchat -6:09 PM Jan 27th, 2012 MarshallGabe Good evening everyone. #steampunkchat -6:08 PM Jan 27th, 2012 artificer13 @VeronicaPate Welcome aboard! Tonite’s topic is#steampunk interior design. We were just discussing balance of period vs punk #steampunkchat -6:08 PM Jan 27th, 2012 AirshipEmbassy @artificer13 I do love art deco, but I think that’s much more diesel punk era/style #steampunkchat -6:08 PM Jan 27th, 2012 AirshipEmbassy @artificer13 Certainly others will use something they prefer, and I could see the other two styles working well too#steampunkchat -6:07 PM Jan 27th, 2012 AirshipEmbassy @VeronicaPate Welcome! #steampunkchat -6:06 PM Jan 27th, 2012 AirshipEmbassy @artificer13 I’m going with Victorian because I like that style more, the heavy dark woods and lush fabrics#steampunkchat -6:06 PM Jan 27th, 2012 VeronicaPate Evening, all. #steampunkchat -6:05 PM Jan 27th, 2012 AirshipEmbassy @artificer13 What are your thoughts on the period design vs punk in a design? #steampunkchat -6:05 PM Jan 27th, 2012 artificer13 @AirshipEmbassy Perhaps a more basic question is what would you use as a design base? Victorian, Edwardian, Art Nouveau?#steampunkchat -6:05 PM Jan 27th, 2012 urban_refugee RT @AirshipEmbassy: RT @artificer13: Good evening Steamers, tonites topic is Steampunk Interior Design. #steampunkchat-6:04 PM Jan 27th, 2012 AirshipEmbassy Steampunk interior design is a timely topic for me, I’m wrapping up a blog to crowd source remodeling my guest room#steampunkchat -6:04 PM Jan 27th, 2012 AirshipEmbassy @artificer13 Yikes, migraines 🙁 Sorry to hear your weekend is starting that way #steampunkchat -6:03 PM Jan 27th, 2012 AirshipEmbassy @artificer13 So perhaps 70/30 steam/punk, although I could be swayed easily to 50/50 #steampunkchat -6:02 PM Jan 27th, 2012 AirshipEmbassy @artificer13 Personally, I think the punk part is more in the accents, with the period part being the base background#steampunkchat -6:02 PM Jan 27th, 2012 artificer13 @AirshipEmbassy Apart from the migraines, I’m doing splendidly, and yourself? #steampunkchat -6:01 PM Jan 27th, 2012 AirshipEmbassy @artificer13 Hello! How are you this week?#steampunkchat -6:00 PM Jan 27th, 2012 artificer13 First question: How much of #SP Interior Design should rely on replicating period interiors, how much should be “punked”?#steampunkchat -6:00 PM Jan 27th, 2012 AirshipEmbassy RT @artificer13: Good evening Steamers, tonites topic is Steampunk Interior Design. #steampunkchat -6:00 PM Jan 27th, 2012 artificer13 Good evening Steamers, tonite’s topic is Steampunk Interior Design. #steampunkchat -5:59 PM Jan 27th, 2012

Transcript: January 13th, 2012—Supernatural Steampunk

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SteamScholar @dsawyer I really enjoyed it. Review coming very soon.#steampunkchat -7:24 PM Jan 13th, 2012

SteamScholar @cmpriest has introduced an element of voudon to her Clockwork Century books with Ganymede. #steampunkchat -7:21 PM Jan 13th, 2012

SteamScholar #steampunkchat And the Golem is a wonderful crossover of tech and supernatural. The Golem appears in many steampunk stories. #steampunkchat -7:20 PM Jan 13th, 2012

SteamScholar I hope @Theresa_Meyers‘ The Hunter was mentioned. Can’t get more supernatural than conjuring a succubus.#steampunkchat -7:19 PM Jan 13th, 2012

SteamScholar #steampunkchat But that’s all I can think of off the top of my head. It’s easier in my office, where I can look at the books! -7:18 PM Jan 13th, 2012

SteamScholar Check out @judithgraves‘ Strangeways stuff – she’s started a new Twitter account, short story, and forthcoming website.#steampunkchat -7:18 PM Jan 13th, 2012

SteamScholar Ian MacCleod’s Light Ages is a wonderful mix of supernatural (faerie) and steampunk – #steampunkchat -7:17 PM Jan 13th, 2012

VonMalcolm @mattdelman Wind and Steam goes well with Spirit and Myst. #steampunkchat -7:16 PM Jan 13th, 2012

SteamScholar Mark Frost’s Mark of 7 is an excellent mix of neo-Vic and supernatural – #steampunkchat -7:16 PM Jan 13th, 2012

SteamScholar I just read a cool Sherlock Holmes pastiche involving the supernatural: Breath of God – Holmes vs. Crowley! #steampunkchat-7:16 PM Jan 13th, 2012

LiaKeyes Good night, all! #steampunkchat -7:12 PM Jan 13th, 2012

VeronicaPate Good night, everyone. Back to homework. Have a great week. #steampunkchat -7:11 PM Jan 13th, 2012

LiaKeyes @MarshallGabe Yes, I know. 🙂 Each to their own. Steampunk is more nebulous genre than hard core SciFi. Can be confusing.#steampunkchat -7:11 PM Jan 13th, 2012

MarshallGabe Okay, off to go grocery shopping! Ya’ll have a wonderful night! #steampunkchat -7:10 PM Jan 13th, 2012

MarshallGabe @LiaKeyes Oh I know. I’ve just seem some folks very hardcore about keeping fantasy and supernatural out of their SciFi#steampunkchat -7:09 PM Jan 13th, 2012

steampunkcom Well good night everyone. #steampunkchat -7:09 PM Jan 13th, 2012

LiaKeyes @MarshallGabe Exploration of supernatural WAS a science for the Victorians, who thought they could now answer every question.#steampunkchat -7:07 PM Jan 13th, 2012

AirshipEmbassy @SteamScholar Skating does sounds like fun, Family First! Stay warm tonight! #steampunkchat -7:06 PM Jan 13th, 2012

MarshallGabe @mattdelman I agree, but I see a lot of people argue for pure science in their steampunk too #weirdos #steampunkchat -7:06 PM Jan 13th, 2012

LiaKeyes So, time’s up, everyone! Thanks for giving us much to contemplate with regard to the supernatural and steampunk. Write on!#steampunkchat -7:06 PM Jan 13th, 2012

steampunkcom @SteamScholar That’s exactly why I usually miss it. I just got lucky tonight. #steampunkchat -7:05 PM Jan 13th, 2012

VeronicaPate If anyone’s interested in Faeries, there’s a book by that name by Brian Froud with illustrations and all. It’s very good.#steampunkchat -7:05 PM Jan 13th, 2012

suzannelazear @stmpnksweets @esedia @liakeyes I know it won’t be for everyone and I’m okay with that #steampunkchat -7:05 PM Jan 13th, 2012

LiaKeyes @SteamScholar LOL! I’d rather be skating, too. Enjoy your kids while you have them! Mine are cooking dinner while I chat.#steampunkchat -7:05 PM Jan 13th, 2012

suzannelazear @stmpnksweets @esedia @liakeyes if I worried about offending people my book *wouldn’t* have gotten written.#steampunkchat -7:04 PM Jan 13th, 2012

MarshallGabe @SteamScholar Family first, certainly! #steampunkchat-7:04 PM Jan 13th, 2012

mattdelman I think there should be more supernatural elements in Steampunk stories. #steampunkchat -7:04 PM Jan 13th, 2012

fentonslee Lurking in #steampunkchat -7:03 PM Jan 13th, 2012

SteamScholar @AirshipEmbassy Friday is family time, so it’s always a struggle! #steampunkchat -7:03 PM Jan 13th, 2012

SteamScholar @LiaKeyes Me too! Had to take the kids skating tonight, as it’s about to drop to the 9th level of hell in terms of temp here.#steampunkchat -7:03 PM Jan 13th, 2012

LiaKeyes @SteamScholar Got any must-reads, research links, or thoughts to help us round off the discussion? #steampunkchat -7:03 PM Jan 13th, 2012

AirshipEmbassy @SteamScholar I’m very disappointed, too 🙁 #steampunkchat -7:03 PM Jan 13th, 2012

MarshallGabe @artificer13 Dream of haggis! #steampunkchat -7:03 PM Jan 13th, 2012

LiaKeyes @SteamScholar Oh, I’m so sorry you missed it. Sure you would have brought much to the table. 🙁 #steampunkchat -7:02 PM Jan 13th, 2012

artificer13 g’nite tweeps. It’s been a joy. #steampunkchat -7:02 PM Jan 13th, 2012

steampunkcom @MarshallGabe And more importantly tell others to vote. 🙂 #steampunkchat -7:02 PM Jan 13th, 2012

AirshipEmbassy @LiaKeyes I think use of the supernatural in a steampunk story can help tell a great story & explore ideas#steampunkchat -7:02 PM Jan 13th, 2012

artificer13 @MarshallGabe That’s only b/c if you lick my skin you MAY have chili-poisioning induced hallucinations. @bionicunicorn#steampunkchat -7:01 PM Jan 13th, 2012

SteamScholar @LiaKeyes Seriously? I missed *this* discussion? Dammit. #steampunkchat -7:01 PM Jan 13th, 2012

meanbkstoregirl Or maybe not gimmicky so much as weak, underdeveloped, ignorant. Turns off those of us that know anything about it. #steampunkchat -7:01 PM Jan 13th, 2012

MarshallGabe Vote Early! Vote often! Unless you don’t want to upset@steampunkcom then just vote once. #steampunkchat -7:01 PM Jan 13th, 2012

bionicunicorn @steampunkcom Why not combine them? Cupcake shaped whoopie cushion with steampunk sprinkles! @mattdelman#steampunkchat -7:00 PM Jan 13th, 2012

artificer13 @bionicunicorn I won’t be crafting at the show, so there’s little chance of blood spatter. #RestAssured #steampunkchat -7:00 PM Jan 13th, 2012

LiaKeyes Time’s almost up – any last thoughts on the use of supernatural in steampunk aesthetic? #steampunkchat -7:00 PM Jan 13th, 2012

steampunkcom Sigh. Don’t forget to nominate your favorites in the steampunk dot com awards at http://t.co/yJYpG98b #steampunkchat#steampunkchat -7:00 PM Jan 13th, 2012

artificer13 @mattdelman & my work here is done (again). You’d save everyone LOTS of time if you just caved now.#steamounkWhoopieCushion #steampunkchat -7:00 PM Jan 13th, 2012

MarshallGabe @bionicunicorn If anyone was like Mr Toad it would be@artificer13 #steampunkchat -6:59 PM Jan 13th, 2012

LiaKeyes @esedia @stmpnksweets @suzannelazear Absolutely.#steampunkchat -6:59 PM Jan 13th, 2012

bionicunicorn @artificer13 So our booth in November will be Mr. Artificer’s Wild Ride. Excellent. #steampunkchat -6:59 PM Jan 13th, 2012

steampunkcom Don’t forget to nominate your favorites in thehttp://t.co/NITrhEQO awards at http://t.co/yJYpG98b#steampunkchat -6:58 PM Jan 13th, 2012

artificer13 @MarshallGabe I’m sincerely hoping not. They’ve been carved up enough over the years-I’m more scar than skin.@bionicunicorn #steampunkchat -6:58 PM Jan 13th, 2012

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chazleydotson @LiaKeyes What about a story set in the southern US featuring chupacabra, cowboy legends, maybe as someone said, jackalope? #steampunkchat -6:58 PM Jan 13th, 2012

stmpnksweets Ooh, I know underused…Australia. Not just myths, the whole penal colony thing. #steampunkchat -6:58 PM Jan 13th, 2012

steampunkcom @mattdelman @bionicunicorn Nope, he’s writing a#steampunkwhoopiecushion app. #steampunkchat -6:57 PM Jan 13th, 2012

bionicunicorn @mattdelman That’s ok! I will make a trip to the East Coast, this sounds like a great invention! #steampunkchat -6:57 PM Jan 13th, 2012

MarshallGabe @artificer13 So you wont’ be terrifying people at#teslacon with your carved up hands? @bionicunicorn #steampunkchat-6:57 PM Jan 13th, 2012

LiaKeyes @Theresa_Meyers Thank you for joining us! And will do. 🙂 #steampunkchat -6:57 PM Jan 13th, 2012

jolantru What I want to say: research and do not exoticize.#Steampunkchat -6:56 PM Jan 13th, 2012

mattdelman @artificer13 @stmpnksweets Not yet #steampunkchat -6:56 PM Jan 13th, 2012

Theresa_Meyers Thanks for the chat tonight! Happy Friday 13th! For fun, watch Grimm or Supernatural tonight. #steampunkchat -6:56 PM Jan 13th, 2012

artificer13 @MarshallGabe true, that. But it’s not a pass-time, it’s a byproduct of an occupation. 😛 @bionicunicorn #steampunkchat -6:56 PM Jan 13th, 2012

mattdelman @bionicunicorn Sigh … I am not currently building a steampunk cupcake cannon. Nor would I be able to ship it to Minnesota. #steampunkchat -6:56 PM Jan 13th, 2012

jolantru RT @esedia: @LiaKeyes but it can be terribly exoticizing.#steampunkchat -6:55 PM Jan 13th, 2012

artificer13 @mattdelman and have your gills started sprouting yet, Mr. Marsh? @stmpnksweets #steampunkchat -6:55 PM Jan 13th, 2012

bionicunicorn @mattdelman Hey! My birthday is in March. Can I have a steampunk cupcake cannon you’ve been talking about, please? 😀 #steampunkchat -6:55 PM Jan 13th, 2012

artificer13 @LiaKeyes but not if you take Victorian views of “Other” cultures. #steampunkchat -6:54 PM Jan 13th, 2012

stmpnksweets @LiaKeyes Also consider because someone is caucasoid and pale does not mean they’re a WASP. #steampunkchat -6:54 PM Jan 13th, 2012

esedia @stmpnksweets @liakeyes @suzannelazear 1) Anthropology is deeply problematic; 2) it is healthy to be thoughtful #steampunkchat-6:54 PM Jan 13th, 2012

mattdelman @artificer13 @stmpnksweets Dude, I grew up in Central NY. That drove me mad more than living in Mass. #steampunkchat-6:54 PM Jan 13th, 2012

artificer13 @mattdelman I think that explains LOTS. #Maaaaad@stmpnksweets #steampunkchat -6:53 PM Jan 13th, 2012

Theresa_Meyers But if we’re talking pure steampunk, wouldn’t Frakenstein, part man, part machine, engineered artificial life be a perfect? #steampunkchat -6:53 PM Jan 13th, 2012

MarshallGabe @artificer13 @bionicunicorn That’s because you’re constantly cutting and poking yourself #steampunkchat -6:53 PM Jan 13th, 2012

stmpnksweets @mattdelman @artificer13 I would have liked it better in Lovecraft Country. Boston was not my bag…#steampunkchat -6:53 PM Jan 13th, 2012

LiaKeyes Cultural pilfering is also rather moot when you consider DNA origins of so-called foreigners. #steampunkchat -6:53 PM Jan 13th, 2012

artificer13 @stmpnksweets Mad, Maaaaaaad, it will drive you MAAAAAAAAAAAD. #steampunkchat @mattdelman #steampunkchat-6:52 PM Jan 13th, 2012

mattdelman @stmpnksweets @artificer13 Hey, I happen to quite like living in Mass. 😛 #steampunkchat -6:52 PM Jan 13th, 2012

stmpnksweets @esedia @LiaKeyes @suzannelazear If you worry about offending people, you never write anything. Think of it as anthropology. #steampunkchat -6:52 PM Jan 13th, 2012

artificer13 @bionicunicorn I’d argue that it’s not safe around me in general, but that’s just based on observations over time.#steampunkchat #empirical -6:51 PM Jan 13th, 2012

steampunkcom RT @esedia: @LiaKeyes @suzannelazear Theres a risk of repeating history re: Victorian inclination to cultural pilfering tho.#steampunkchat -6:51 PM Jan 13th, 2012

LiaKeyes @esedia It’s not cultural pilfering to describe a traveler’s exp/conflict in a foreign land, encountering local myth#steampunkchat -6:50 PM Jan 13th, 2012

stmpnksweets @artificer13 I get fed up waiting for SOMETHING TO HAPPEN. But then having lived in MA I get how it drives you mad…#steampunkchat -6:50 PM Jan 13th, 2012

Theresa_Meyers @LiaKeyes Ancient gods and goddesses, nature spirits, sprites, nyads, sayters, minotaur, centaur #steampunkchat -6:50 PM Jan 13th, 2012

MarshallGabe @Theresa_Meyers Jackalopes are supposed to be able to mimic any sound they hear. Also supposed to be very dangerous.#steampunkchat -6:50 PM Jan 13th, 2012

bionicunicorn @artificer13 LOL! It is not safe to drink tea around you! Seriously! #steampunkchat -6:50 PM Jan 13th, 2012

steampunkpanda @artificer13 Yeah ditto. But that’s why I love writing Lovecraftian stories with “heathen savage” characters. #steampunkchat-6:50 PM Jan 13th, 2012

artificer13 @mattdelman splendid. I may sleep well tonite knowing the good we’ve done. @marshallgabe @suzannelazear @theresa_meyers#steampunkchat -6:49 PM Jan 13th, 2012

MarshallGabe @Theresa_Meyers @LiaKeyes Any skin walker really. Lots of African and Native beliefs that could be used. #steampunkchat -6:49 PM Jan 13th, 2012

scubaninja @mattdelman Interesting. Wonder what the modern etiology is then. There has to have been a gap in usage.#steampunkchat -6:49 PM Jan 13th, 2012

VeronicaPate @LiaKeyes There’s always demons, angels….#steampunkchat -6:49 PM Jan 13th, 2012

mattdelman RT @Theresa_Meyers: *snort* RT @MarshallGabe:@LiaKeyes Jackalopes #steampunkchat -6:49 PM Jan 13th, 2012

artificer13 @stmpnksweets Lovecraft’s fear of EVERYTHING really. What a nancyboy. That said, I love his writing. #steampunkchat#guiltypleasure -6:48 PM Jan 13th, 2012

Theresa_Meyers *snort* RT @MarshallGabe: @LiaKeyes Jackalopes#steampunkchat -6:48 PM Jan 13th, 2012

suzannelazear @mattdelman I will be on the east coast in June….#steampunkcupcakecannonftw #steampunkchat -6:48 PM Jan 13th, 2012

Theresa_Meyers @LiaKeyes Mayan jaguar gods (shapeshifters).#steampunkchat -6:48 PM Jan 13th, 2012

esedia @LiaKeyes @suzannelazear There’s a risk of repeating history re: Victorian inclination to cultural pilfering though. #steampunkchat-6:48 PM Jan 13th, 2012

MarshallGabe @LiaKeyes Jackalopes #steampunkchat -6:48 PM Jan 13th, 2012

Theresa_Meyers @LiaKeyes Djin or genies (like genie from the lamp).#steampunkchat -6:48 PM Jan 13th, 2012

artificer13 @MarshallGabe I <3 Terry Pratchett’s take on the Holmesian “deduction”. It totally discredits the variety of human experience #steampunkchat -6:47 PM Jan 13th, 2012 stmpnksweets @LiaKeyes banniks in the bathhouse. Actually anything in Slavic mythology that’s not a (bowdlerized/westernized) vampire.#steampunkchat -6:47 PM Jan 13th, 2012 steampunkcom @LiaKeyes gnomes 🙂 #steampunkchat -6:47 PM Jan 13th, 2012 jolantru @LiaKeyes Jiang shi, golems, necromancy. #Steampunkchat-6:47 PM Jan 13th, 2012 Theresa_Meyers @LiaKeyes Dragons? Didn’t they use to think that’s what dinosaur bones were in early Victorian times? #steampunkchat-6:47 PM Jan 13th, 2012 jolantru RT @LiaKeyes: What other under-used supernatural creatures/myths/elements can we plug? #steampunkchat -6:46 PM Jan 13th, 2012 stmpnksweets @artificer13 Just a metaphor for his fear of foreigners and fish. Plus octopi are closer to the Dream of the Fisherman’s Wife#steampunkchat -6:46 PM Jan 13th, 2012 LiaKeyes What other under-used supernatural creatures/myths/elements can we plug? #steampunkchat -6:45 PM Jan 13th, 2012 MarshallGabe @artificer13 Pretty much. He was always upset with intellects of the day falling for most. Sir Conan Doyle for instance.#steampunkchat -6:45 PM Jan 13th, 2012 mattdelman @scubaninja Yup! “Gecken” were what the Germans called those performers, and that became “geeks” #steampunkchat -6:45 PM Jan 13th, 2012 artificer13 @mattdelman so you’re gonna work on the cupcake cannon too? @marshallgabe @suzannelazear @theresa_meyers#steampunkchat -6:45 PM Jan 13th, 2012 stmpnksweets @Theresa_Meyers Never been into the SW while plains is overdone-but then I’m from MI and lived in MA where it’s all woodlands #steampunkchat -6:44 PM Jan 13th, 2012 steampunkpanda @LiaKeyes My favorite under-used supernatural is the wendigo. Steampunk wendigo story is on my List of Things to Write. #steampunkchat -6:44 PM Jan 13th, 2012 artificer13 @MarshallGabe it takes a con-man to spot one, right?#steampunkchat -6:44 PM Jan 13th, 2012 scubaninja @mattdelman So saying “freaks and geeks” is redundant.#steampunkchat -6:44 PM Jan 13th, 2012 mattdelman @artificer13 @marshallgabe @suzannelazear@theresa_meyers Not happy with you right now with your giving me ideas. #steampunkchat -6:43 PM Jan 13th, 2012 LiaKeyes YES. Central to plot/conflict RT @AirshipEmbassy: @LiaKeyesGaslight vs steampunk = more, or less, technology and gadgets?#steampunkchat -6:43 PM Jan 13th, 2012 steampunkpanda @AirshipEmbassy @LiaKeyes IMO gaslight is less technologically inclined, closer to the historical Victorian setting#steampunkchat -6:43 PM Jan 13th, 2012 MarshallGabe Have to give love to Houdini who spent a lot of time debunking the phonies during his later years. #steampunkchat -6:43 PM Jan 13th, 2012 Haydeze @Theresa_Meyers yes, thats due to that being an easy job for women to make a lot of money and gain info #steampunkchat -6:42 PM Jan 13th, 2012 LiaKeyes @Haydeze Right, and ‘machines for speaking to the dead’ could put a story more firmly into steampunk territory.#steampunkchat -6:42 PM Jan 13th, 2012 mattdelman @AirshipEmbassy @LiaKeyes Gaslight anything always struck me as more focus on exact period. #steampunkchat -6:42 PM Jan 13th, 2012 Theresa_Meyers @VeronicaPate Or possibly the result of engineering gone wrong (ie tech creates a vampire or zombie or werewolf as byproduct) #steampunkchat -6:42 PM Jan 13th, 2012 Haydeze in fact, Edison and Tesla were convinced they could go beyond the veil with their contraptions #steampunkchat -6:42 PM Jan 13th, 2012 Theresa_Meyers @Haydeze As were mediums, crystal balls, tarot cards, seances. #steampunkchat -6:41 PM Jan 13th, 2012 mattdelman @LiaKeyes Steampunk supernatural involves a steampunk society with supernatural elements. #steampunkchat -6:41 PM Jan 13th, 2012 VeronicaPate Would the steampunk supernatural be partially manmade? #steampunkchat -6:41 PM Jan 13th, 2012 Haydeze so, steampunk authors could do a lot with that in any plot really #steampunkchat -6:41 PM Jan 13th, 2012 artificer13 @MarshallGabe 2nd. The motion carries. @mattdelman#steampunkchat -6:41 PM Jan 13th, 2012 suzannelazear @steampunkcom @mattdelman I still want a steampunk cupcake cannon #steampunkchat -6:41 PM Jan 13th, 2012 AirshipEmbassy @LiaKeyes Gaslight vs steampunk = more, or less, technology and gadgets? #steampunkchat -6:41 PM Jan 13th, 2012 Haydeze actually “machines for speaking to the dead” were very popular in victorian times #steampunkchat -6:41 PM Jan 13th, 2012 artificer13 @Theresa_Meyers please don’t muddy t/thought stream. I want my #steampunkwhoopiecusion & ->@mattdelman will make it happen 😉 #steampunkchat -6:40 PM Jan 13th, 2012

steampunkcom @mattdelman See why I avoid being an overachiever?#steampunkchat -6:40 PM Jan 13th, 2012

mattdelman @LiaKeyes Gaslight supernatural is historical Victorian with supernatural elements. i.e. @leannarenne‘s books.#steampunkchat -6:40 PM Jan 13th, 2012

jolantru RT @LiaKeyes: So what’s the difference between gaslight supernatural and steampunk supernatural? #steampunkchat -6:40 PM Jan 13th, 2012

suzannelazear Okay, following #steampunkchat on my phone is hard. Dinner’s done. Signing off. Thanks for the chat. -6:40 PM Jan 13th, 2012

MarshallGabe @mattdelman We love you too, Chief. #steampunkchat-6:40 PM Jan 13th, 2012

Theresa_Meyers @LiaKeyes I don’t know that there really is a defined difference. Supernatural is supernatural isn’t it? #steampunkchat -6:40 PM Jan 13th, 2012

LiaKeyes So what’s the difference between gaslight supernatural and steampunk supernatural? #steampunkchat -6:39 PM Jan 13th, 2012

mattdelman @Theresa_Meyers @artificer13 …. I hate all of you.#steampunkchat -6:39 PM Jan 13th, 2012

suzannelazear @LiaKeyes exactly! #varietyftw #steampunkchat -6:39 PM Jan 13th, 2012

Theresa_Meyers Another thing to consider, fear of the past coming back for retribution (zombies, vampires) #steampunkchat -6:39 PM Jan 13th, 2012

jolantru @LiaKeyes Fear of the unknown/unseen. #Steampunkchat -6:39 PM Jan 13th, 2012

mattdelman Fun fact — performers in freak shows were once called “geeks” #steampunkchat -6:39 PM Jan 13th, 2012

artificer13 @elfinstrider I spent endless hrs w/numbers & Outsider as a kid. I’m sure it didn’t adversely effect me. 😉 @AirshipEmbassy#steampunkchat -6:39 PM Jan 13th, 2012

jolantru RT @LiaKeyes: What are these supernatural terrors/fascinations metaphors for? #steampunkchat -6:38 PM Jan 13th, 2012

Theresa_Meyers @artificer13 @mattdelman How can U start on a#steampunkwhoopiecushion when U haven’t finished purity distillation machine? #steampunkchat -6:38 PM Jan 13th, 2012

LiaKeyes @suzannelazear YES, which is why we should seek to locate stories in varied places, to tap into more varied local mythology.#steampunkchat -6:38 PM Jan 13th, 2012

steampunkcom @Theresa_Meyers And, sadly, freak shows like where John Merrick got his nickname. #steampunkchat -6:37 PM Jan 13th, 2012

VeronicaPate @Theresa_Meyers That’s one of the reasons I loved those books so much. #steampunkchat -6:37 PM Jan 13th, 2012

artificer13 @mattdelman And half the battle is already over#Mwhahahahahaha @MarshallGabe #steampunkchat#SteampunkWhoopieCushion -6:37 PM Jan 13th, 2012

Theresa_Meyers @VeronicaPate Really, what doesn’t Scott use in creating his Leviathan living war machines. #steampunkchat -6:36 PM Jan 13th, 2012

VeronicaPate @LiaKeyes I’ll be sure to pass along the really good ones, then. XD #steampunkchat -6:36 PM Jan 13th, 2012

suzannelazear just taking a look at the folklore of wherever your story is set can be a treasure trove of materials @LiaKeyes #steampunkchat-6:36 PM Jan 13th, 2012

LiaKeyes @stmpnksweets Octopus thing must be Cthulhu – Lovecraftian creature of the deep. #steampunkchat -6:36 PM Jan 13th, 2012

steampunkcom @Theresa_Meyers Which also led to frauds like the Cardiff giant and the Feejee Mermaid. #steampunkchat -6:36 PM Jan 13th, 2012

artificer13 @stmpnksweets See H.P. Lovecraft http://t.co/YD9dQL3y#steampunkchat -6:36 PM Jan 13th, 2012

VeronicaPate Doesn’t @ScottWesterfeld use the Kraken in his?#steampunkchat -6:36 PM Jan 13th, 2012

Theresa_Meyers See I ended up using skinwalkers from Navaho lore in my American set #steampunkchat -6:36 PM Jan 13th, 2012

elfinstrider @AirshipEmbassy Indeed, he was like the Oprah of his day for the occult. . . especially in the late 1800s #steampunkchat -6:35 PM Jan 13th, 2012

LiaKeyes @VeronicaPate Would love it if you have any cool sources to share as the course progresses. It’s a fascination of mine.#steampunkchat -6:35 PM Jan 13th, 2012

stmpnksweets @LiaKeyes I like wendigos. Creepy, yet not overused. (Unless you’re into Anishnabeg folklore.) #steampunkchat -6:35 PM Jan 13th, 2012

artificer13 @elfinstrider as a child my library had T/Book of Numbers (&Lovecraft’s 1939 “The Outsider”) I read it lots. #steampunkchat@AirshipEmbassy -6:35 PM Jan 13th, 2012

Theresa_Meyers @stmpnksweets Again fear of what you can’t see/don’t know lurking in the water. Loch Ness monster anyone?#steampunkchat -6:35 PM Jan 13th, 2012

MarshallGabe @mattdelman I’ll just let @artificer13 do his thing.#steampunkchat -6:34 PM Jan 13th, 2012

stmpnksweets Exotic is one thing–but really, what’s with the octopus thing? #steampunkchat -6:34 PM Jan 13th, 2012

mattdelman @Theresa_Meyers Oh I believe it. #steampunkchat -6:34 PM Jan 13th, 2012

VeronicaPate @LiaKeyes At University of Akron. It’s actually really fascinating, though the early “fragments” are frustrating.#steampunkchat -6:34 PM Jan 13th, 2012

mattdelman @LiaKeyes Pick any number of fears, and supernatural terrors can stand in for them. #steampunkchat -6:34 PM Jan 13th, 2012

suzannelazear One of the things I like best about writing steampunk is how naturally otherworldly/supernatural elements fit it#steampunkchat -6:34 PM Jan 13th, 2012

Theresa_Meyers @mattdelman Seriously, there’s nothing like it. Her obsession with the occult made her do all sorts of whacky things.#steampunkchat -6:33 PM Jan 13th, 2012

mattdelman @artificer13 @MarshallGabe OK, I’m not going to code a#steampunkwhoopiecushion until I find a programmer.#steampunkchat -6:33 PM Jan 13th, 2012

steampunkcom @LiaKeyes And the Golden Dawn Society!#steampunkchat -6:33 PM Jan 13th, 2012

LiaKeyes Oh, wow. I’m jealous! Where? RT @VeronicaPate: Im taking a class this semester on the Gothic Imagination. #steampunkchat -6:33 PM Jan 13th, 2012

AirshipEmbassy @elfinstrider No, not familiar with him or his work. thanks for the link! #steampunkchat -6:32 PM Jan 13th, 2012

LiaKeyes What are these supernatural terrors/fascinations metaphors for? #steampunkchat -6:32 PM Jan 13th, 2012

LiaKeyes Fascination with the exotic (which came with easier travel) was coupled with fear/suspicion of the ‘other’. #steampunkchat -6:31 PM Jan 13th, 2012

VeronicaPate I’m taking a class this semester on the Gothic Imagination. #steampunkchat -6:31 PM Jan 13th, 2012

mattdelman @Theresa_Meyers I slightly want to go there, but living near Salem — yes that Salem — means I’ve got loads of material.#steampunkchat -6:31 PM Jan 13th, 2012

LiaKeyes YES. RT @jmarshallca: Occultism and Freemasonry was also big in the early 20th century, thats probably rife for material.#steampunkchat -6:31 PM Jan 13th, 2012

elfinstrider @AirshipEmbassy @artificer13 Have you guys ever seen Cherio works? Like the Book of Numbers? http://t.co/1kLHvsCh#steampunkchat -6:31 PM Jan 13th, 2012

LiaKeyes Explore Victorian Gothic storytelling for inspiration onhttp://t.co/FjshC3KJ #steampunkchat -6:30 PM Jan 13th, 2012

suzannelazear I also include a lot of faerie tale elements in Innocent Darkness, which I originally dubbed ‘a steampunk fairytale’#steampunkchat -6:30 PM Jan 13th, 2012

jmarshallca Occultism and Freemasonry was also big in the early 20th century, that’s probably rife for material. #steampunkchat -6:30 PM Jan 13th, 2012

artificer13 @MarshallGabe I warned him my powers of repetition were unsurpassed. By Jingo, we’ll have our #SteamPunkWhoopieCushion yet!#steampunkchat -6:30 PM Jan 13th, 2012

AirshipEmbassy MarshallGabe @Theresa_Meyers the ‘weird’ items are overly hyped, but the great ideas she had are downplayed 🙁 #steampunkchat -6:30 PM Jan 13th, 2012

LiaKeyes Which Victorian Gothic stories have stuck in your memory? Is anyone writing in that vein today? #steampunkchat -6:29 PM Jan 13th, 2012

MarshallGabe Have Cryptids been brought up yet? #steampunkchat-6:29 PM Jan 13th, 2012

MarshallGabe @Theresa_Meyers Have to keep that in mind for next time. #steampunkchat -6:29 PM Jan 13th, 2012

AirshipEmbassy MarshallGabe @Theresa_Meyers I loved it for the architectural aspect. i knew the supernatural aspect was blown out of prop. #steampunkchat -6:29 PM Jan 13th, 2012

LiaKeyes The Victorians had a fascination with the Gothic novel, in which supernatural was a primary focus of antagonistic force.#steampunkchat -6:28 PM Jan 13th, 2012

Theresa_Meyers @MarshallGabe Kind of depends on when you go and which tour you take. During Oct. they do some supernatural tours.#steampunkchat -6:28 PM Jan 13th, 2012

MarshallGabe @artificer13 Just have to work on him a little at a time#steampunkwhoopiecushion #steampunkchat -6:28 PM Jan 13th, 2012

LiaKeyes Cheers! 🙂 RT @jmarshallca: @LiaKeyes http://t.co/pQLxVHvB#steampunkchat -6:28 PM Jan 13th, 2012

steampunkcom @Theresa_Meyers Oh, I love that house. Creepy and sad. #steampunkchat -6:28 PM Jan 13th, 2012

AirshipEmbassy @Theresa_Meyers LOVE the Winchester Mystery house. I want to live there 🙂 Everyone needs to go, it’s worth the visit!#steampunkchat -6:27 PM Jan 13th, 2012

jmarshallca @EddieWhiteJr Jules Verne is one of them, probably one of the more influential. There was also H.G. Wells and Mary Shelley.#steampunkchat -6:27 PM Jan 13th, 2012

MarshallGabe @Theresa_Meyers I took the tour once. Was…very disappointing. More about the architecture, little on supernatural element #steampunkchat -6:27 PM Jan 13th, 2012

suzannelazear the gadgets, it’s all about the gadgets @LiaKeyes@airshipembassy #steampunkchat -6:27 PM Jan 13th, 2012

jmarshallca @LiaKeyes http://t.co/DiVVqkfm #steampunkchat -6:27 PM Jan 13th, 2012

artificer13 @MarshallGabe Good evening to you! (are you still working on @mattdelman about our #steampunkWhoopieCushion ?)#steampunkchat -6:27 PM Jan 13th, 2012

suzannelazear @steampunkcom yes, yes you are 🙂 #steampunkchat-6:26 PM Jan 13th, 2012

Theresa_Meyers Anyone been to the Winchester Mystery House in San Jose? She had a seance room she used regularly.http://t.co/fwXwCh3d #steampunkchat -6:26 PM Jan 13th, 2012

LiaKeyes @AirshipEmbassy Ah, yes! Forgot about that. When does supernatural Gaslight become supernatural Steampunk?#steampunkchat -6:26 PM Jan 13th, 2012

suzannelazear The Victorians loved their faeries as well which was why I felt comfortable including them in Innocent Darkness#steampunkchat -6:26 PM Jan 13th, 2012

EddieWhiteJr @jmarshallca wow good point.He was steampunk and didn’t even know it.Jules Verne is the godfather of Steampunk yeah?#steampunkchat -6:25 PM Jan 13th, 2012

steampunkcom @suzannelazear I’m allowed to talk about what I’m reading, aren’t I? #steampunkchat -6:25 PM Jan 13th, 2012

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MarshallGabe Belated greetings, everyone! #steampunkchat -6:25 PM Jan 13th, 2012

Theresa_Meyers Another element to consider: Fear of things you can’t control. Not even with science. #steampunkchat -6:24 PM Jan 13th, 2012

LiaKeyes @jmarshallca Interesting – and definitely relevant, as is Tesla. Got a link about Edison? #steampunkchat -6:24 PM Jan 13th, 2012

steampunkcom @Theresa_Meyers Heh. Neither of my SP WIPs made sense until I added the witches. #steampunkchat -6:24 PM Jan 13th, 2012

suzannelazear uh oh @steampunkcom is talking about me#steampunkchat -6:24 PM Jan 13th, 2012

Vosij #steampunkchat any one know any good web comics? -6:24 PM Jan 13th, 2012

LiaKeyes Dickens A Christmas Carol made great use of the supernatural. How are ghosts used in modern steampunk? Full Metal Alchemist #steampunkchat -6:23 PM Jan 13th, 2012

jmarshallca Does Thomas Edison count as steampunk? Because towards the end of his life, he tried to invent a machine that talks to ghosts #steampunkchat -6:23 PM Jan 13th, 2012

suzannelazear Lurking at #steampunkchat while cooking dinner -6:23 PM Jan 13th, 2012

Theresa_Meyers @stmpnksweets LOL. I had supernatural hunters sitting on the sidelines since 1996 waiting for me to write steampunk.#steampunkchat -6:23 PM Jan 13th, 2012

steampunkcom @Theresa_Meyers Laveau is in Cherie Priest’s Ganymede. #steampunkchat -6:23 PM Jan 13th, 2012

LiaKeyes As we make more sense of the physical and the tangible, the supernatural – and intangible – becomes even more mysterious.#steampunkchat -6:22 PM Jan 13th, 2012

Theresa_Meyers Of coursse! Couldn’t skip those! @AirshipEmbassy: And @gailcarriger‘s Soulles has vampires and werewolves#steampunkchat -6:22 PM Jan 13th, 2012

CountessaLenora Victorians loved things that go bump in the night. I like their inclusion in some SP novels ie. Parasol Protectorate series#steampunkchat -6:21 PM Jan 13th, 2012

Theresa_Meyers Wasn’t this technically the era that Marie Laveau was the big Voodoo priestess in New Orleans as well? #steampunkchat -6:21 PM Jan 13th, 2012

stmpnksweets @Theresa_Meyers I have a vampire. Actually he came first, but he never fit in anything until I tried him in steampunk.#steampunkchat -6:21 PM Jan 13th, 2012

AirshipEmbassy And @gailcarriger‘s Soulles has vampires and werewolves #steampunkchat -6:21 PM Jan 13th, 2012

steampunkcom Both my WIPs have witches. #steampunkchat -6:20 PM Jan 13th, 2012

Theresa_Meyers So sad. RT @LiaKeyes: @artificer13 They DID?!!! (use mummies for fuel in railway engine fireboxes) Cripes. #steampunkchat-6:20 PM Jan 13th, 2012

CountessaLenora More lurking than commenting tonight – house full of teenagers. #steampunkchat -6:20 PM Jan 13th, 2012

steampunkcom Suzi Lazear’s book has faeries. #steampunkchat -6:20 PM Jan 13th, 2012

Theresa_Meyers My steampunk stories have vampires, werewolves, FAIRIES, shapeshifters, demons. #steampunkchat -6:19 PM Jan 13th, 2012

LiaKeyes @artificer13 They DID?!!! (use mummies for fuel in railway engine fireboxes) Cripes. #steampunkchat -6:18 PM Jan 13th, 2012

AirshipEmbassy @stmpnksweets Also that Sp rejects a lot of the ‘bad’ things of the modern world, like its disposable nature of things#steampunkchat -6:18 PM Jan 13th, 2012

Theresa_Meyers Meljean Brook’s Iron Seas stories have zombies in them, as does Bone Shaker by Cherie Priest. #steampunkchat -6:18 PM Jan 13th, 2012

AirshipEmbassy @stmpnksweets has a different appeal. A search for hope and good in a world that isn’t #steampunkchat -6:18 PM Jan 13th, 2012

LiaKeyes @Theresa_Meyers I love the gypsy/romany elements. Any steampunk incorporating that? #steampunkchat -6:18 PM Jan 13th, 2012

LiaKeyes Yikes, I can’t spell Egyptian tonight! Which more modern Steampunk novels dabble with in the supernatural? #steampunkchat-6:17 PM Jan 13th, 2012

AirshipEmbassy @stmpnksweets I can see why supernatural/fearsome things are popular in difficult times but I think steampunk…#steampunkchat -6:17 PM Jan 13th, 2012

artificer13 @LiaKeyes nevermind the British & Egyptians used mummies for fuel in railway engine fireboxes @AirshipEmbassy@Theresa_Meyers #steampunkchat -6:17 PM Jan 13th, 2012

stmpnksweets @Theresa_Meyers and we STILL haven’t answered many of the questions. Tech. advances weren’t the answers. So look back.#steampunkchat -6:17 PM Jan 13th, 2012

bionicunicorn @fentonslee @artificer13 Laughed so hard I almost spit out my tea! Twice! #steampunkchat -6:17 PM Jan 13th, 2012

Theresa_Meyers @LiaKeyes Only in that you have both the Egyptian mysticism and the gypsy/romany magical element too.#steampunkchat -6:16 PM Jan 13th, 2012

LiaKeyes @steampunkcom Never! 🙂 #steampunkchat -6:16 PM Jan 13th, 2012

artificer13 @fentonslee damn skippy. As a man in a kilt, I’m far closer 2 wee folk than any of you. Fairies hate trousers. @bionicunicorn#steampunkchat -6:16 PM Jan 13th, 2012

steampunkcom Am I late? 🙂 #steampunkchat -6:16 PM Jan 13th, 2012

LiaKeyes @AirshipEmbassy Which is where Tim Powers’ Anubis Gates comes in – Egyptican mythology brought into alternate history.#steampunkchat -6:16 PM Jan 13th, 2012

MichelV69 good night all! need to call it early. have a great weekend#steampunkchat -6:15 PM Jan 13th, 2012

LiaKeyes RT @AirshipEmbassy: @Theresa_Meyers Yes, Egypt was very popular and thus the tales and superstitions that went with it#steampunkchat -6:15 PM Jan 13th, 2012

Theresa_Meyers @stmpnksweets Absolutely agree. Hard times lead to search for earlier ways of understanding things. #steampunkchat -6:15 PM Jan 13th, 2012

artificer13 @bionicunicorn only 1 & it won’t be too sparkly or twee. After I get my dimensions you can have all the wee folk you like >:(#steampunkchat -6:15 PM Jan 13th, 2012

stmpnksweets @AirshipEmbassy @LiaKeyes Not an off-topic reminder for the modern world-explains the current steampunk appeal somewhat? #steampunkchat -6:14 PM Jan 13th, 2012

mattdelman The Victorians weren’t that far from the mysticism of earlier ages. #steampunkchat -6:14 PM Jan 13th, 2012

LiaKeyes To me, it is when science is subverted to explain the supernatural that a story gains true steampunk potential.#steampunkchat -6:14 PM Jan 13th, 2012

fentonslee You know it’s serious when @artificer13 threatens “no fairies” @bionicunicorn #steampunkchat -6:14 PM Jan 13th, 2012

artificer13 As people believe that they “control” more in their lives, the bits they don’t control weigh more heavily & beg 4 answers#steampunkchat -6:14 PM Jan 13th, 2012

AirshipEmbassy @Theresa_Meyers Yes, Egypt was very popular and thus the tales and superstitions that went with it #steampunkchat -6:13 PM Jan 13th, 2012

Theresa_Meyers @LiaKeyes You have to find a way to cope when you have death as a regular event in society. Wasn’t 1 in 3 children that died? #steampunkchat -6:13 PM Jan 13th, 2012

LiaKeyes Many adopted scientific jargon of the day such as “electrical particles” of dead to explain spiritual phenomena/haunting.#steampunkchat -6:13 PM Jan 13th, 2012

mattdelman One of the key things to remember is too is that our technology tends to advance quicker than our capability to use it well.#steampunkchat -6:13 PM Jan 13th, 2012

bionicunicorn @artificer13 *cries pixie dust teardrops* Measurements coming tonight! Promise! Can I have a fairy now? 😀 #steampunkchat-6:13 PM Jan 13th, 2012

MichelV69 @Theresa_Meyers -Very agreed. That was part of the entire research of galvanism… the “electricity of life”… #steampunkchat -6:13 PM Jan 13th, 2012

Haydeze @LiaKeyes yes, and the idea of mesmerism had been spreading in Europe just prior #steampunkchat -6:13 PM Jan 13th, 2012

LiaKeyes @Haydeze Interesting… because so many people lost loved ones? #steampunkchat -6:12 PM Jan 13th, 2012

Theresa_Meyers Also fascination with mummies, Egyptian spiritualism, ancient rites, etc. #steampunkchat -6:12 PM Jan 13th, 2012

AirshipEmbassy @VeronicaPate @LiaKeyes I’d agree with fear, also. We see similar patterns today how some tropes are popular in hard times#steampunkchat -6:11 PM Jan 13th, 2012

Haydeze exactly, and with the civil war facination with the idea of spiritualism really took off #steampunkchat -6:11 PM Jan 13th, 2012

LiaKeyes Even respected intellectuals like Sir Arthur Conan Doyle believed in fairies! #steampunkchat -6:11 PM Jan 13th, 2012

AirshipEmbassy @LiaKeyes Perhaps to show that while so many things were being explained, there was still more that was not?#steampunkchat -6:11 PM Jan 13th, 2012

mattdelman I’m flitting in and out tonight, folks … HHTM and I have a little one staying with us this week. #steampunkchat -6:10 PM Jan 13th, 2012

AirshipEmbassy @bionicunicorn Welcome! #steampunkchat -6:10 PM Jan 13th, 2012

artificer13 @bionicunicorn No fairies for you until I get my measurements 😉 #steampunkchat -6:10 PM Jan 13th, 2012

Theresa_Meyers Because science still can’t explain two things. What is life? What happens after death? #steampunkchat -6:10 PM Jan 13th, 2012

LiaKeyes In Vict. England, belief in a spirit world was supported by search for physical proven evidence. Absurd claims given cred.#steampunkchat -6:10 PM Jan 13th, 2012

artificer13 @LiaKeyes I’d venture the high infant mortality % & increased disease spread by more travel (typhoid, Flu, etc)#steampunkchat -6:09 PM Jan 13th, 2012

AirshipEmbassy What about non-English tales of the supernatural? From China, India, Turkey and my fovorite – Romania?#steampunkchat -6:09 PM Jan 13th, 2012

Haydeze the idea of transmitting information through wireless means, also opened idea of spiritualism #steampunkchat -6:09 PM Jan 13th, 2012

Theresa_Meyers Frakenstein is slightly before Victoria’s reign, 1st ed in 1813, 2nd by 1823, so still familiar w/ it #steampunkchat#steampunkchat -6:09 PM Jan 13th, 2012

jmarshallca Like Frankenstein, The Island of Dr. Moreau, The Time Machine, and so on. Jules Verne’s lit doesn’t go for this, usually.#steampunkchat -6:09 PM Jan 13th, 2012

mattdelman @LiaKeyes Because it explained natural phenomena that science can’t. #steampunkchat -6:09 PM Jan 13th, 2012

VeronicaPate @LiaKeyes Fear. All the scientific advancements were freaking people out, so they turned back to their roots…#steampunkchat -6:09 PM Jan 13th, 2012

jmarshallca Many of the best sci-fi stories from that era are written from a “supernatural” perspective, I think. #steampunkchat -6:08 PM Jan 13th, 2012

Haydeze @AirshipEmbassy reincarnation and immortality is the basis#steampunkchat -6:08 PM Jan 13th, 2012

bionicunicorn Hi everyone! Very excited about tonight’s topic!#steampunkchat -6:08 PM Jan 13th, 2012

VeronicaPate @jmarshallca Predating is perfect for influencing things.#steampunkchat -6:08 PM Jan 13th, 2012

AirshipEmbassy @artificer13 Yes, good point, spiritualism was very popular in the late 1800s #steampunkchat -6:08 PM Jan 13th, 2012

LiaKeyes Great suggestions, everyone! Any thoughts on why, at a time of scientific advances, the supernatural held such fascination?#steampunkchat -6:08 PM Jan 13th, 2012

MichelV69 I’ve given a few nods to Victorian mysticism in both my Sauder books… but nothing like zombies, werewolves or vampires.#steampunkchat -6:07 PM Jan 13th, 2012

AirshipEmbassy @Haydeze I’ve heard about She before but haven’t read it. How is it, what is it about? #steampunkchat -6:07 PM Jan 13th, 2012

jmarshallca @VeronicaPate Wasn’t that written in the 18th century? Predates steampunk quite a bit, I think. #steampunkchat -6:07 PM Jan 13th, 2012

Theresa_Meyers Bronte with Wuthering Heights was considered Victorian literature #steampunkchat #steampunkchat -6:06 PM Jan 13th, 2012

AirshipEmbassy @Theresa_Meyers Grimm has been a fun show, love the creativity in it, using existing stories & myths #steampunkchat -6:06 PM Jan 13th, 2012

Haydeze She, by Haggard is a fav of mine #steampunkchat -6:06 PM Jan 13th, 2012

AirshipEmbassy I was trying to think who and when wrote stories about werewolves and mummies -some of my fav movies growing up#steampunkchat -6:06 PM Jan 13th, 2012

VeronicaPate What about things like The Rime of the Ancient Mariner?#steampunkchat -6:05 PM Jan 13th, 2012

MichelV69 Frankenstien is “post period”, I think… but Galvanism, the idea behind it, is within the right window. #steampunkchat -6:05 PM Jan 13th, 2012

AirshipEmbassy @MichelV69 Hi Michel, welcome! #steampunkchat -6:05 PM Jan 13th, 2012

AirshipEmbassy Who else wrote about ghosts, faeries, elves, etc?#steampunkchat -6:05 PM Jan 13th, 2012

Theresa_Meyers @AirshipEmbassy Have you been following the show Grimm on ABC Fri at 9pm. Great adaptations. #steampunkchat -6:05 PM Jan 13th, 2012

artificer13 Not truly #SP, but Lovecraft has some lovely Victorian Supernatural goodies #steampunkchat -6:05 PM Jan 13th, 2012

MichelV69 Good evening, all! #steampunkchat -6:04 PM Jan 13th, 2012

AirshipEmbassy @LiaKeyes I was thinking of J&H and Frankenstein as more technology based but yes, i’d include them too #steampunkchat-6:04 PM Jan 13th, 2012

VeronicaPate If you’re going to have Dracula, you gotta put in Frankenstein’s monster. #steampunkchat -6:04 PM Jan 13th, 2012

Theresa_Meyers 1897 Bram Stoker’s Dracula, but also Frankenstein, Victorian exploration of Egypt, Grimm Brothers, much more.#steampunkchat #steampunkchat -6:04 PM Jan 13th, 2012

LiaKeyes A Christmas Carol, by Dickens, fed into the Victorian obsession with spirits who live among us. #steampunkchat -6:04 PM Jan 13th, 2012

LiaKeyes @AirshipEmbassy Yes, good one – and Jekyll & Hyde?#steampunkchat -6:03 PM Jan 13th, 2012

AirshipEmbassy @LiaKeyes Possibly the tales from the Brother’s Grimm? I just realized that I’m not as familiar with them as I should be#steampunkchat -6:03 PM Jan 13th, 2012

AirshipEmbassy @LiaKeyes Dracula for sure, as an inspiration for Supernatural Steampunk #steampunkchat -6:02 PM Jan 13th, 2012

LiaKeyes Welcome to our exploration of the Supernatural in Steampunk! What Victorian era books have inspired this subgenre?#steampunkchat -6:01 PM Jan 13th, 2012

timothydeanblog RT @AirshipEmbassy: #SteampunkChat starts in 30 minutes at 9pm EST 6pm PST http://t.co/hkvyNkNn -5:46 PM Jan 13th, 2012

TwtrChat411 @liakeyes @mattdelman @jhameia are the leaders on#steampunkchat. Join them in 20 minutes -5:40 PM Jan 13th, 2012

VonMarmalade Killed by that damn migraine… sorry guys, I won’t be there, got to go… probably you see my ghost in this #Supernatural#Steampunkchat -5:40 PM Jan 13th, 2012

MichelV69 RT @LiaKeyes: #SteampunkChat discussion of supernatural starts in 30 minutes at 9pm EST 6pm PST http://t.co/pFWj9i8b#steampunkchat -5:39 PM Jan 13th, 2012

LiaKeyes RT @AirshipEmbassy: #SteampunkChat discussion of supernatural starts in 30 minutes at 9pm EST 6pm PSThttp://t.co/q1waAcLo #steampunkchat -5:35 PM Jan 13th, 2012

Transcript: November 11th, 2011—Steampunk Comics

Steampunk is the perfect comic genre, with its lush visual style and adventuresome plots and characters. Read the transcript of tonight’s chat from the bottom for chronological order:

Lee Ann Farruga
CountessaLenora Lee Ann Farruga
Good night all. It was lovely chatting with everyone! #steampunkchat
4 hours ago
Amelia Anne Wilson
amelia_wilson Amelia Anne Wilson
3am….should probably sleep now! Enjoy your evenings on the other side of the world, goodnight all 🙂 #steampunkchat
4 hours ago
Diana Moon
dianamoon Diana Moon
Fwee, finally had a chance to jump into the weekly #steampunkchat tonight! Was fun,learned lots of new #steampunk comic titles to check out!
5 hours ago
Lee Ann Farruga
CountessaLenora Lee Ann Farruga
@
@AirshipEmbassy Definitely worth the wait. #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
The Artificer
artificer13 The Artificer
Off I go! May pop in later if anyone’s still hanging about. #steampunkchat #gniteall
5 hours ago
Kevin Steil
AirshipEmbassy Kevin Steil
@
@CountessaLenora it is a bit irregular 🙁 but worth the wait! #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
Jenny Schwartz
Jenny_Schwartz Jenny Schwartz
Thx everyone for an interesting #steampunkchat Have a lovely week 🙂
5 hours ago
Matthew Delman
mattdelman Matthew Delman
Thank you for joining me tonight talking about #steampunkcomics … and come back next week! #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
Kevin Steil
AirshipEmbassy Kevin Steil
And Virtuoso, it’s off to a good start #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
Diana Moon
dianamoon Diana Moon
@
@mattdelman Heh, I know, just agreeing. =D #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
Lee Ann Farruga
CountessaLenora Lee Ann Farruga
@
@AirshipEmbassy It’s glorious. I just wish it came out more often. #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
Diana Moon
dianamoon Diana Moon
@
@SteamKu OMG, I love haiku books. Will eventually have to check out. #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
Matthew Delman
mattdelman Matthew Delman
And it’s 10 pm ET, which means our official chat session is over. Folks, please feel free to keep using the hashtag to talk! #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
Steam Ku
SteamKu Steam Ku
#steampunkchat Will be at @TeslaCon_2 next Friday!
5 hours ago
Kevin Steil
AirshipEmbassy Kevin Steil
Find Lady Mechanika if you can, Joe Benitez does great work! #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
Matthew Delman
mattdelman Matthew Delman
@
@dianamoon Well yeah, but hey … you asked. 😉 #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
Diana Moon
dianamoon Diana Moon
@
@mattdelman *nod* Well in any form of #steampunk, I’d def love to see more non-euro & more POC, being one myself. #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
Kevin Steil
AirshipEmbassy Kevin Steil
RT @mattdelman: Speaking as a publisher, Id love to see non-Europe settings and a more integral use of technology. #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
Steam Ku
SteamKu Steam Ku
#steampunkchat – Zut alors! I only just found out about this. Plug for the up-coming My Cog Is Bigger Than Your Cog book,
5 hours ago
Matthew Delman
mattdelman Matthew Delman
@
@CountessaLenora Thankfully. No one was talking for the first 10 minutes either! #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
The Artificer
artificer13 The Artificer
@
@mattdelman LOLZ This was the winning laugh-maker of the night @dianamoon #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
Lee Ann Farruga
CountessaLenora Lee Ann Farruga
@
@dianamoon I’d like to see Amelie Blanc-Sec as a comic. #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
Amelia Anne Wilson
amelia_wilson Amelia Anne Wilson
@
@dianamoon I’m just picturing feminist steampunk superheroes. Bad bad bad! #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
Matthew Delman
mattdelman Matthew Delman
@
@dianamoon Speaking as a publisher, I’d love to see non-Europe settings and a more integral use of technology. #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
Lee Ann Farruga
CountessaLenora Lee Ann Farruga
@
@mattdelman That went fast, once Tweetchat started working. #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
Diana Moon
dianamoon Diana Moon
I’m curious, what kind of #steampunk comics would ppl like to see? Print or otherwise. Been working on 1 w/ an artist friend #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
Matthew Delman
mattdelman Matthew Delman
@
@dianamoon And strong female does not equal “dude with boobs.” #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
Jenny Schwartz
Jenny_Schwartz Jenny Schwartz
@
@CountessaLenora Kind of Amelia Peabody? (Elizabeth Peters books) #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
Diana Moon
dianamoon Diana Moon
What would make a great comic (sp or otherwise) for women, strong &or intelligent females not used for solely romance devices #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
Matthew Delman
mattdelman Matthew Delman
We’re coming into the last 4 minutes of the official chat; let’s start wrapping this up. #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
The Artificer
artificer13 The Artificer
@
@CountessaLenora I’m ashamed to admit I haven’t read it in over a decade 🙁 Not since it was in Deadline in the 80s #steampunkchat #ImSoOld
5 hours ago
Lee Ann Farruga
CountessaLenora Lee Ann Farruga
@
@Jenny_Schwartz I’d want to see the women be more self-sufficient. #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
Amelia Anne Wilson
amelia_wilson Amelia Anne Wilson
Whoever mentioned lack of comics in bookstores, Borders used to stock a fantastic range. Gone but not forgotten, sob. #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
Jenny Schwartz
Jenny_Schwartz Jenny Schwartz
@amelia_wilson @CountessaLenora Not that Indiana Jones was a comic, or was it? #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
Matthew Delman
mattdelman Matthew Delman
@
@amelia_wilson @countessalenora I’d argue that’s a danger with anything directed at a particular audience. #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
Diana Moon
dianamoon Diana Moon
@
@amelia_wilson Some have already. Marvel tried and failed at for women comics. DC’s supposed to have something similar soon #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
Jenny Schwartz
Jenny_Schwartz Jenny Schwartz
@
@amelia_wilson @CountessaLenora I’m thinking Indiana Jones appealed to both…something like that? #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
The Artificer
artificer13 The Artificer
@
@dianamoon Girl w/tank, HUGE gun, & kanga-boyfriend. Killing losers for petrol. How can you go wrong? Never saw the movie tho #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
Amelia Anne Wilson
amelia_wilson Amelia Anne Wilson
@
@CountessaLenora would comics directed at women quickly become gimmicky/cliched?Hard to direct things to perceived m/f tastes.#steampunkchat
5 hours ago
Lee Ann Farruga
CountessaLenora Lee Ann Farruga
@
@artificer13 Tank Girl kicks butt that’s why. #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
Diana Moon
dianamoon Diana Moon
@
@artificer13 Possibly! I did get into that comic series only after seeing the movie, heh. Def loved the tech & attitude in it #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
Lee Ann Farruga
CountessaLenora Lee Ann Farruga
@
@dianamoon They’ll learn. The number of girls and women attending cons is increasing by huge leaps and bounds! #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
The Artificer
artificer13 The Artificer
@
@BoArthur and the very likely possibility of Hollywood completely assing everything up see #michaelbay@AirshipEmbassy #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
Diana Moon
dianamoon Diana Moon
@
@CountessaLenora Oh I know, it’s very frustrating to be constantly told that there aren’t though, like at cons. #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
Lee Ann Farruga
CountessaLenora Lee Ann Farruga
@
@mattdelman Very true. #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
Amelia Anne Wilson
amelia_wilson Amelia Anne Wilson
Keep forgetting hashtag, sorry tweeps #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
Matthew Delman
mattdelman Matthew Delman
@
@CountessaLenora @dianamoon Or at least that attempts to have something for both men and women. #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
Daniel Hicken
BoArthur Daniel Hicken
.@AirshipEmbassy some artists are loathe to let Hollywood touch their IP – very little royalties, and lots of headache. #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
Lee Ann Farruga
CountessaLenora Lee Ann Farruga
@
@dianamoon There are many women who read comics. There is very little specifically for women though. #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
The Artificer
artificer13 The Artificer
@
@AirshipEmbassy I can’t wait for this. Gods forbid they give the direction to Michael Bay or some similar arse@amelia_wilson #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
Jenny Schwartz
Jenny_Schwartz Jenny Schwartz
@
@john_zeleznik I wonder if dieselpunk is actually easier than steam to slide into mainstream #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
Kevin Steil
AirshipEmbassy Kevin Steil
@
@amelia_wilson being too expensive, or well know or something, but lots of film people love it & want to do it #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
Kevin Steil
AirshipEmbassy Kevin Steil
@
@amelia_wilson I asked Phil & Kaja about GG being a movie, & the answer was something along the lines of … #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
Matthew Delman
mattdelman Matthew Delman
@
@artificer13 Yeah, that definitely doesn’t help matters. #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
Kevin Steil
AirshipEmbassy Kevin Steil
@
@amelia_wilson Boilerplate is being made into a movie, although it’s not a comic #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
Matthew Delman
mattdelman Matthew Delman
@
@SteampunXserial I accepted one called Out of Time about a week ago; still need to get the contract out to the creative team. #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
Jenny Schwartz
Jenny_Schwartz Jenny Schwartz
@
@AirshipEmbassy I know… but then I miss my other twitter conversations. #curiositykilledthecat #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
Diana Moon
dianamoon Diana Moon
@
@artificer13 Hah, that’s because there’s still the very wrong belief that women don’t read comics. #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
Benjamin Jacobson
SteampunXserial Benjamin Jacobson
@
@mattdelman That’s great news. I love comics and they are more welcoming to indies. #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
Amelia Anne Wilson
amelia_wilson Amelia Anne Wilson
@
@SteampunXserial I’d love to see a sp comic turned into a film,it might feed back more interest into the original comic. #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
The Artificer
artificer13 The Artificer
@
@mattdelman The fact that many comics tend to be “boobfests” isn’t helping that image. #40yrOldsWhoDontDate #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
Kevin Steil
AirshipEmbassy Kevin Steil
@
@Jenny_Schwartz use tweetchat.com/room/steampunk… to follow chat more easily, it auto adds the hashtag #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
Benjamin Jacobson
SteampunXserial Benjamin Jacobson
RT @mattdelman: This is only my opinion, mind. I love comics/graphic novels @docfantastique will begin publishing them soon. #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
Lee Ann Farruga
CountessaLenora Lee Ann Farruga
@
@AirshipEmbassy Digital is much easier to access now. #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
Kevin Steil
AirshipEmbassy Kevin Steil
RT @mattdelman: Theres still a perception of comics as universally juvenile, even though thats not true in the slightest. #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
Kevin Steil
AirshipEmbassy Kevin Steil
With Girl Genius, there were print only for a while, then went digital only & their readership went up! #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
Matthew Delman
mattdelman Matthew Delman
This is only my opinion, mind. I love comics/graphic novels and@docfantastique will begin publishing them soon. #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
Benjamin Jacobson
SteampunXserial Benjamin Jacobson
I’m itching to see a Harvey style steampunk comic. Even considered doing a version for SteampunX, but not sure of my chops. #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
Kevin Steil
AirshipEmbassy Kevin Steil
@
@BoArthur True, $makers will always get picked but there are so many other great comics that people never hear about #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
Jenny Schwartz
Jenny_Schwartz Jenny Schwartz
Oops. I’m not keeping up and getting confuzzed. Forgetting to tag #Steampunkchat Apologies
5 hours ago
Diana Moon
dianamoon Diana Moon
@
@mattdelman I doubt that will ever change, sadly. #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
Kevin Steil
AirshipEmbassy Kevin Steil
@
@Jenny_Schwartz Although e-comics would suffer the same issues as ebooks for people who want actual paper #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
Lee Ann Farruga
CountessaLenora Lee Ann Farruga
@
@AirshipEmbassy I like more realistic as well. It certainly has to have a good story too. #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
Matthew Delman
mattdelman Matthew Delman
There’s still a perception of comics as universally juvenile, even though that’s not true in the slightest. #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
Kevin Steil
AirshipEmbassy Kevin Steil
@
@Jenny_Schwartz DC and marvel release some or maybe all comics electronically now. Certainly costs less #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
Matthew Delman
mattdelman Matthew Delman
@
@armyoftoys I have to resist spending too much time in Harrison’s. I’d never leave otherwise! #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
Lee Ann Farruga
CountessaLenora Lee Ann Farruga
@
@armyoftoys Lucky! #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
Kevin Steil
AirshipEmbassy Kevin Steil
@
@Jenny_Schwartz iPad and color ereaders might help now, but the story/art/format still needs to find new readers #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
Jenny Schwartz
Jenny_Schwartz Jenny Schwartz
@
@SteampunXserial I guess the question is whether the golden parachute opens… #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
Kevin Steil
AirshipEmbassy Kevin Steil
@
@CountessaLenora I often preferred the realistic artwork of Marvel. Never cared for the blobby abstract look of some others#steampunkchat
5 hours ago
Benjamin Jacobson
SteampunXserial Benjamin Jacobson
@
@Jenny_Schwartz We’ll see. That’s the precipice the big companies are currently jumping off of. #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
Daniel Hicken
BoArthur Daniel Hicken
.@AirshipEmbassy I think availability is a distribution issue because of the single comics distributor. They pick the $makers #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
Diana Moon
dianamoon Diana Moon
I think that it’s hard to come up w/all the lovely visuals that encompasses the genre.To make it worthwhile in a comic format #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
armyoftoys
armyoftoys armyoftoys
@
@AirshipEmbassy @amelia_wilson unless you are lucky enough to live in Boston – we have MANY comic book stores -#SteamPunkChat
5 hours ago
Jenny Schwartz
Jenny_Schwartz Jenny Schwartz
@
@AirshipEmbassy Surely iPad etc should make comics more viable digitally? #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
Lee Ann Farruga
CountessaLenora Lee Ann Farruga
@
@AirshipEmbassy Artwork is definitely important to me. I have to like the style. #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
Kevin Steil
AirshipEmbassy Kevin Steil
@
@amelia_wilson Comics are also not as readily available. Bookstores are everywhere, comic book stores not so much anymore #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
Benjamin Jacobson
SteampunXserial Benjamin Jacobson
@
@amelia_wilson Comics themselves are obscure. They are mined for movies etc but, far more comics are published than seen. #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
armyoftoys
armyoftoys armyoftoys
#SteamPunkChat & here’s the shirt film that intro’s the extravaganza – youtu.be/-Xp0zQqSOLU
5 hours ago
Matthew Delman
mattdelman Matthew Delman
@
@amelia_wilson I think part of is simply because the bigger companies have other stories to write, so it’s smaller pubs first #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
Kevin Steil
AirshipEmbassy Kevin Steil
@
@amelia_wilson Some people will read an 800 page Harry potter book but not a 20 page comic. Maybe it’s the stories? Artwork? #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
Kevin Steil
AirshipEmbassy Kevin Steil
@
@amelia_wilson I think part of it is comic reading in general, the format doesn’t appeal to every one. #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
Daniel Hicken
BoArthur Daniel Hicken
Agreed, John. RT @john_zeleznik To some extent, the Fire Nation in Avatar: The Last Airbender is psuedo-steampunk.#steampunkchat
5 hours ago
Lee Ann Farruga
CountessaLenora Lee Ann Farruga
@
@SteampunXserial Especially explorer and hero pulp stories. #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
john_zeleznik
john_zeleznik john_zeleznik
To some extent, the Fire Nation in Avatar: The Last Airbender is psuedo-steampunk. #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
Daniel Hicken
BoArthur Daniel Hicken
I think that the sociocultural atmosphere is a big part. GG isn’t necessarily Victorian in period, IMHO. #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
Amelia Anne Wilson
amelia_wilson Amelia Anne Wilson
I know steampunk infiltrates many mainstream films, books etc, so why do you think steampunk comics remain more obscure? #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
john_zeleznik
john_zeleznik john_zeleznik
@
@AirshipEmbassy I want to stretch that a bit for my Steampunk TR I think. #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
Benjamin Jacobson
SteampunXserial Benjamin Jacobson
When you talk about comics I think “pulp” comes up more than “punk” but a lot of pulp has a steampunk flavor. #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
Kevin Steil
AirshipEmbassy Kevin Steil
@
@john_zeleznik ’punk’ can applied to any time frame, but for me, it’s the time frame which defines what it is #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
Lee Ann Farruga
CountessaLenora Lee Ann Farruga
@
@john_zeleznik Well I have to thank you. It’s so crisp. I love it so far. #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
Jenny Schwartz
Jenny_Schwartz Jenny Schwartz
@
@CountessaLenora Now that’s impressive multi-tasking #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
Kevin Steil
AirshipEmbassy Kevin Steil
Here’s the link for Virtuoso -virtuosocomic.smackjeeves.com/comics/822837/… #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
Lee Ann Farruga
CountessaLenora Lee Ann Farruga
So true!RT @AirshipEmbassy: @Jenny_Schwartz were all noobs at something & at some time. For everything there is a first time #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
john_zeleznik
john_zeleznik john_zeleznik
@
@CountessaLenora I did. First time I heard of it, I spent the whole night reading it from the first one! #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
john_zeleznik
john_zeleznik john_zeleznik
I mean we could go so many kinds of “punk” here…I’ve heard rocketpunk and jetpunk bandied about. #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
Lee Ann Farruga
CountessaLenora Lee Ann Farruga
Who mentioned Tozo?! Now you’ve got me reading it while doing the chat at the same time. #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
john_zeleznik
john_zeleznik john_zeleznik
@
@Jenny_Schwartz I’ve always wanted to play in the dieselpunk genre. #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
armyoftoys
armyoftoys armyoftoys
@
@CountessaLenora thanks! #SteamPunkChat
5 hours ago
Kevin Steil
AirshipEmbassy Kevin Steil
@
@Jenny_Schwartz lol, we’re all noobs at something & at some time. For everything there is a first time 🙂 #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
armyoftoys
armyoftoys armyoftoys
@
@mattdelman I hope you can! #SteamPunkChat
5 hours ago
Jenny Schwartz
Jenny_Schwartz Jenny Schwartz
@
@BoArthur I write in the 1890s so blurring into diesel era…#dieselpunk fascinating, I can’t always pick line between #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
Daniel Hicken
BoArthur Daniel Hicken
.@john_zeleznik missed that. I’m going to have to rewatch it! #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
Amelia Anne Wilson
amelia_wilson Amelia Anne Wilson
@
@AirshipEmbassy mind spin! #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
Kevin Steil
AirshipEmbassy Kevin Steil
@
@Jenny_Schwartz I love WW but I wouldn’t call it steampunk, just really wild and eccentric 🙂 #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
Matthew Delman
mattdelman Matthew Delman
RT @CountessaLenora: @Jenny_Schwartz I think its more like a 1960s drug trip version of steampunk. #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
john_zeleznik
john_zeleznik john_zeleznik
I always liked at some of the hinting at steampunk in the Venture Brothers flashbacks. #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
Daniel Hicken
BoArthur Daniel Hicken
.@Jenny_Schwartz strikes me as more dieselpunk, but similar flavor, IMHO. #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
Jenny Schwartz
Jenny_Schwartz Jenny Schwartz
Love it! RT @CountessaLenora: @Jenny_Schwartz I think it’s more like a 1960′s drug trip version of steampunk. #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
Kevin Steil
AirshipEmbassy Kevin Steil
@
@amelia_wilson I would call it steampunk- 1800s, anachronistic tech, #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
Jenny Schwartz
Jenny_Schwartz Jenny Schwartz
@
@amelia_wilson @AirshipEmbassy I feel nooby every week. Everyone’s kind to us noobs, tho #steampunkchat 🙂
5 hours ago
Lee Ann Farruga
CountessaLenora Lee Ann Farruga
@
@Jenny_Schwartz I think it’s more like a 1960′s drug trip version of steampunk. #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
Matthew Delman
mattdelman Matthew Delman
@
@Jenny_Schwartz Kind of sort of maybe … it doesn’t have exactly the right feel to it imo. #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
Diana Moon
dianamoon Diana Moon
@
@AirshipEmbassy Nice, will definitely have to grab it at some point. Love getting print ver of webcomcs. Thanks! #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
Lee Ann Farruga
CountessaLenora Lee Ann Farruga
@
@armyoftoys …and very cutting edge too. #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
Matthew Delman
mattdelman Matthew Delman
@
@armyoftoys Nice! Might try to hit it up if my schedule allows. #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
Kevin Steil
AirshipEmbassy Kevin Steil
@
@mattdelman Sounds interesting, and sounds like I need to find it! #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
Jenny Schwartz
Jenny_Schwartz Jenny Schwartz
Offtopic, but is Willy Wonka’s Choc Factory steampunk #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
Matthew Delman
mattdelman Matthew Delman
Grant Morrisson published the story with Vertigo in three issues; suffice to say Seb O is NOT heroic figure at all. #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
Kevin Steil
AirshipEmbassy Kevin Steil
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@dianamoon the first issue of Virtuoso is available in print now, not just online #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
armyoftoys
armyoftoys armyoftoys
Hey #SteamPunkChat peeps – we’re combining comics, clockwork, music & Wonka on 11/18&19 @ChurchBostonCOME plz! armyoftoys.com
5 hours ago
Amelia Anne Wilson
amelia_wilson Amelia Anne Wilson
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@AirshipEmbassy oooo something I’ve heard of! Is that strictly#steampunk though? #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
Benjamin Jacobson
SteampunXserial Benjamin Jacobson
Hark, a vagrant is more of a comic strip than a comic narrative, but it does hit Victorian characters quite often #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
Matthew Delman
mattdelman Matthew Delman
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@AirshipEmbassy Sebastion O was pubbed in 1993 with the main character as a Victorian dandy who’s also an assassin. #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
Kevin Steil
AirshipEmbassy Kevin Steil
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@john_zeleznik Tintin strikes me as more dieselpunk, but still a good comic #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
john_zeleznik
john_zeleznik john_zeleznik
tozocomic.com #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
Benjamin Jacobson
SteampunXserial Benjamin Jacobson
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@mattdelman I think it’s the literary side. She’s a big reader and Sherlock Holmes fan. #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
Kevin Steil
AirshipEmbassy Kevin Steil
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@mattdelman Tell us more about Sebastion O, i haven’t heard of that one. #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
Diana Moon
dianamoon Diana Moon
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@AirshipEmbassy Oh yes, I heard about ‘Virtuoso’ when it first started, great to see some POC steampunk. #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
Daniel Hicken
BoArthur Daniel Hicken
Another online story that is at least in part steampunk imho is Finder’s Keepers. The magic world feels steamy. #STEAMPUNKCHAT
5 hours ago
john_zeleznik
john_zeleznik john_zeleznik
What about Tintin? I’m only vaguely familiar with it, but there seems to be a lot of steampunk elements to that.#steampunkchat
5 hours ago
Kevin Steil
AirshipEmbassy Kevin Steil
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@john_zeleznik Do you have a link for more info on that? #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
Lee Ann Farruga
CountessaLenora Lee Ann Farruga
This is another interesting online comic – Sailor Twainsailortwain.com/sailortwain-00… #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
Kevin Steil
AirshipEmbassy Kevin Steil
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@artificer13 I hear you on lack of time & why. Always so much to do. Beats being bored, though! #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
The Artificer
artificer13 The Artificer
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@LisaARooney Thanks, I’ll try that. If it pops up in my alerts I might be more prone to reading it #steampunkchat@AirshipEmbassy
5 hours ago
Kevin Steil
AirshipEmbassy Kevin Steil
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@SteampunXserial League of Extraordinary Gentlemen 1, 2 and 3 are good reads, pulling together classic characters & ideas #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
Matthew Delman
mattdelman Matthew Delman
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@SteampunXserial Fascinating; I wonder why she likes that one as the exception. #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
john_zeleznik
john_zeleznik john_zeleznik
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@mattdelman It was featured on io9 and it was the first real webcomic I got into. #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
The Artificer
artificer13 The Artificer
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@AirshipEmbassy I never seem to have time for text stories either. Running my own biz eats most of my time. 🙁 #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
Benjamin Jacobson
SteampunXserial Benjamin Jacobson
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@mattdelman League is the only comic my wife will read (and I have thousands for her to choose from). #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
Matthew Delman
mattdelman Matthew Delman
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@john_zeleznik It sounds like something I’ve heard of, but haven’t found yet. #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
Kevin Steil
AirshipEmbassy Kevin Steil
There’s also the fairly new ‘Virtuoso’, set in Africa. That’s been a great read! #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
john_zeleznik
john_zeleznik john_zeleznik
Excuse me Tozo, not Togo. #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
bria quinlan
briaquinlan bria quinlan
RT @mattdelman: what are some of the offline #steampunkcomics you’ve read? Moore’s League, Morrison’s Sebastion O? #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
john_zeleznik
john_zeleznik john_zeleznik
Anybody ever read Public Servant Tobo…lots of steampunking elements. #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
Kevin Steil
AirshipEmbassy Kevin Steil
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@SteampunXserial yes, 3-time Hugo winners, & the Steamcon Airship Award last year, too #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
john_zeleznik
john_zeleznik john_zeleznik
Sorry I’m late, too many good games on TV. #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
Kevin Steil
AirshipEmbassy Kevin Steil
It’s funny to hear Kaja talk about their writing process, coming up with ideas while folding laundry or cleaning the house #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
Matthew Delman
mattdelman Matthew Delman
Lest we get off-topic, what are some of the offline #steampunkcomics you’ve read? Moore’s League, Morrison’s Sebastion O? #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
Benjamin Jacobson
SteampunXserial Benjamin Jacobson
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@AirshipEmbassy They’re regular Hugo winners as well, if I remember correctly. #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
Lee Ann Farruga
CountessaLenora Lee Ann Farruga
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@AirshipEmbassy I got to chat with them quite a bit at the Victoria Steam Expo in September. #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
Siri Paulson
Siri_Paulson Siri Paulson
#steampunkchat I love Girl Genius for the visuals, the vivid characters, the dialogue…well, everything really!
5 hours ago
Matthew Delman
mattdelman Matthew Delman
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@SteampunXserial I really want to read that, but haven’t had the time to find a copy. #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
Kevin Steil
AirshipEmbassy Kevin Steil
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@CountessaLenora Yes, Phil, Kaja and Cheyenne are great to talk with. Chat them up at a con, if you can! #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
Benjamin Jacobson
SteampunXserial Benjamin Jacobson
I remember the comic called Steampunk. It may have been my first encounter with the term. #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
Kevin Steil
AirshipEmbassy Kevin Steil
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@artificer13 It can take some time to get into the habit of checking them regularly, like some of the online text stories. #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
Matthew Delman
mattdelman Matthew Delman
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@CountessaLenora I had the pleasure of interviewing them at TGNESE back in September, and yes they’re rather nice. #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
Diana Moon
dianamoon Diana Moon
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@BoArthur I haven’t read GG, but flipped through it at cons, how would you make it more steampunky? *is curious* #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
Lee Ann Farruga
CountessaLenora Lee Ann Farruga
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@artificer13 It’s a matter of reading a bit here and there to keep up. #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
Kevin Steil
AirshipEmbassy Kevin Steil
Phil, Kaja and Cheyenne the colorist keep up quite a busy schedule to get 3 pages out each week #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
Lee Ann Farruga
CountessaLenora Lee Ann Farruga
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@mattdelman It helps that Phil and Kaja are lovely people too.#steampunkchat
5 hours ago
The Artificer
artificer13 The Artificer
I must admit that online comics are my colossal blind-spot in SP, I just can’t seem to find the time for them #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
Kevin Steil
AirshipEmbassy Kevin Steil
I find GG very engaging, and I look forward to each new page on Monday, Wednesday and Friday #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
Daniel Hicken
BoArthur Daniel Hicken
Is a steampunk feel sufficient? The only truly steampunk comic imho us Girl Genius, but even that’s a gaslamp fantasy. #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
Kevin Steil
AirshipEmbassy Kevin Steil
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@SteampunXserial lol, just like books and movies! Steampunk bits and bobs but not really steampunk. #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
Matthew Delman
mattdelman Matthew Delman
Girl Genius is one of those rare stories that hits all the right notes from characters to setting to everything. #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
Benjamin Jacobson
SteampunXserial Benjamin Jacobson
Comics tend to roam widely and be less defined by genres. I can think of a lot of comics with Steampunk elements that aren’t #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
Amelia Anne Wilson
amelia_wilson Amelia Anne Wilson
Twitter is swallowing up all my tweets! #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
Matthew Delman
mattdelman Matthew Delman
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@artificer13 I can get behind that. #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
Kevin Steil
AirshipEmbassy Kevin Steil
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@CountessaLenora Agreed, i like the general upbeat nature, quirky storyline, fun characters, great outfits! #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
The Artificer
artificer13 The Artificer
So is Tank Girl the first Diesel-punk comic? (not truly SP, but I’m not nit-picking) #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
Kevin Steil
AirshipEmbassy Kevin Steil
reminder that people can usetweetchat.com/room/steampunk… to easily follow the chat, hashtag auto-added! #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
Daniel Hicken
BoArthur Daniel Hicken
.@sagaston was drawing one for a while that had some mythological aspects, but struck me as VERY, steampunk. #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
Matthew Delman
mattdelman Matthew Delman
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@BoArthur Similar things that categorize #steampunk in other media forms, honestly. Setting, Characters, Tech … #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
Lee Ann Farruga
CountessaLenora Lee Ann Farruga
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@AirshipEmbassy Girl Genius is funny and sweet and the artwork is fun and quirky. #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
Kevin Steil
AirshipEmbassy Kevin Steil
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@BoArthur I define it simple as a comic book format, online or paper, with a steampunk storyline #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
Jenny Schwartz
Jenny_Schwartz Jenny Schwartz
Octopi? #whatdoIknow RT @BoArthur: What defines a steampunk comic? #Steampunkchat
5 hours ago
Matthew Delman
mattdelman Matthew Delman
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@CA_Marshall We use tweetchat.com to follow it better, but that site’s not working right for some reason. #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
Kevin Steil
AirshipEmbassy Kevin Steil
There we go, now tweetchat seems to be working #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
The Artificer
artificer13 The Artificer
Hi-Ho, all. Sorry I’m late #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
Daniel Hicken
BoArthur Daniel Hicken
What defines a steampunk comic? #Steampunkchat
5 hours ago
Cassandra A Marshall
CA_Marshall Cassandra A Marshall
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@mattdelman There’s a #steampunkchat website?
5 hours ago
Lee Ann Farruga
CountessaLenora Lee Ann Farruga
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@AirshipEmbassy I quite like Lady Sabre. Beautiful artwork. #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
Matthew Delman
mattdelman Matthew Delman
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@amelia_wilson It’s hit and miss with the major lines. Marvel has their 1692 set that’s kind of steampunk. #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
Kevin Steil
AirshipEmbassy Kevin Steil
Starting with Girl Genius, what are the things which attract you to keep reading? What do you like the most about it? #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
Lee Ann Farruga
CountessaLenora Lee Ann Farruga
Ok, now that one has shown up, I’ll try again. I read Hopeless, Shadowbinders, Lady Mechanika. #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
Benjamin Jacobson
SteampunXserial Benjamin Jacobson
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@AirshipEmbassy Indeed. I don’t see my own. It’s like the Internet wants me to remember what I said. #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
Kevin Steil
AirshipEmbassy Kevin Steil
Info on Lady Mechanika can be found herejoebenitez.com/mechanika.htm #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
Matthew Delman
mattdelman Matthew Delman
Yeah, I’m thinking the #steampunkchat website is kind of wonky tonight for some odd reason.
5 hours ago
Lee Ann Farruga
CountessaLenora Lee Ann Farruga
My chat entries are disappearing into the aether for some reason! #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
Kevin Steil
AirshipEmbassy Kevin Steil
Lady Sabre is at ineffableaether.com #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
Kevin Steil
AirshipEmbassy Kevin Steil
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@steampunxserial Actually, i’m not sure it’s working 100% some tweets are not showing up at all, most are delayed #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
Siri Paulson
Siri_Paulson Siri Paulson
RT @mattdelman: And awaaay we go … welcome to tonight’s chat where we’re all about #steampunk comics. #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
Matthew Delman
mattdelman Matthew Delman
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@Jenny_Schwartz I’ve heard of and seen all different kinds of drawing for comics. #steampunkchat I know @kmcriddlesketches then scans.
5 hours ago
Diana Moon
dianamoon Diana Moon
I haven’t read any #steampunk comics, just mainly bc I haven’t been in a comic mood lately. But certainly interested in them! #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
Lee Ann Farruga
CountessaLenora Lee Ann Farruga
Shadowbinders, Hopeless, Lady Mechanika. #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
Matthew Delman
mattdelman Matthew Delman
I’m reading Lady Sabre as well as Girl Genius right now. Both are highly interesting #steampunk comics. #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
Jenny Schwartz
Jenny_Schwartz Jenny Schwartz
But what I’m really curious about is how people draw the comics #steampunkchat Computer or paper, which programs…
5 hours ago
Kevin Steil
AirshipEmbassy Kevin Steil
Girl Genius is by Phil and Kaja Foglio, here in the Seattle area #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
Jenny Schwartz
Jenny_Schwartz Jenny Schwartz
I loved that the Steampunk antho amzn.to/sqpizO inc’d comics. Worked brilliantly, even on kindle screen. #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
Benjamin Jacobson
SteampunXserial Benjamin Jacobson
I thought maybe tweetchat wasn’t working. #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
Kevin Steil
AirshipEmbassy Kevin Steil
twitter seems super slow tonight 🙁 that won’t help for a quick chat, lol #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
Lee Ann Farruga
CountessaLenora Lee Ann Farruga
I’m seeing cartoon tumbleweeds rolling…. #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
Kevin Steil
AirshipEmbassy Kevin Steil
I’ll start off by mentioning Girl Genius, girlgeniusonline.com #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
Kevin Steil
AirshipEmbassy Kevin Steil
What steampunk comics are people reading? #steampunkchat
5 hours ago
Matthew Delman
mattdelman Matthew Delman
Apparently this is going to be a quiet #steampunkchat tonight. Ah well
5 hours ago
Matthew Delman
mattdelman Matthew Delman
And awaaay we go … welcome to tonight’s chat where we’re all about #steampunk comics. #steampunkchat