What is Steampunk? A few years ago I had asked the same question as I have never heard of it myself. Someone made a statement, saying that they love steampunk. Steampunk, if you google it, is actually a growing phenomenon. It is a fandom of the Victorian Era and Industrial Revolution and the early 19th Century technology and advance machinery. Aviation, trains, watches, air balloons to explorers, clock-makers inventors, to even aristocrats are just a small part of the steampunk world.
There’s a huge genre out there of comic books, books, websites, jewelry, and clothing. They even hold conventions for those who are steampunk fanatics…hmm, what would you call a person that’s into steampunk?
You’ve actually seen steampunk around, though you didn’t know it. You’ve see it in movies such as Wild Wild West and The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. Steampunk can even be found in TV shows such as Firefly and Doctor Who. I feel in love with steampunk myself from watching Firefly (I’m a huge Joss Whedon fan).
This Halloween I’m planning on dressing up in aviation steampunk attire (I’ll try to post pictures come Halloween). I already have the aviator’s jacket…something that I acquire
d once I completed boot camp. I have also collected a few other items. I still have one or two items to get before my outfit is
Did you know what Steampunk was before this post? Are you still unfamiliar with the term? Are you a Steampunk fan?
It’s been a crazy, hectic, busy past few weeks. And in those past few weeks I’ve received quite a few awards. Now, that I have a few minutes to myself, I am going to try and catch up with these awards and post them all at once.
I’m not much of a cake person, but I am a pie person; I love pie!
I’m ambidextrous. I can write with both hands…legibly. I do a lot of things left handed and vice versa.
I love video games….bought my daughter and I a new Xbox 360 Kinect. I have an Xbox and a PS2, but am using the new Xbox a lot now.
Even though I was born in Arkansas, I’m not a true southerner…I don’t like cole slaw and catfish. I don’t hunt. I don’t have a thick southern accent. I don’t say ya’ll and fixin’. I think this has a lot to do with me being a military brat and growing up all over the states.
I can actually work on my car…change the oil, spark plugs, brake pads, tires. My step-dad worked on cars a lot when I was growing up, so I learned quite a lot about cars.
I hate coconut! Just can’t stand the taste and how it sticks to my teeth.
I have a new craze for steampunk and am working on assembling my next Halloween costume for 2013.