futuristic past

somoliankittens  asked:

i know steampunk and dieselpunk, but what exactly defines atompunk as a subculture?

Many derivatives of cyberpunk are retro-futuristic, based either on the futuristic visions of past eras, especially from the first and second revolution technological-eras, or more recent extrapolations or exaggerations of the actual technology of those eras.

Atompunk relates to the pre-digital period of 1945-1965, including mid-century Modernism, the Atomic Age and Space Age, Communism and concern about it exaggerated as paranoia in the USA along with Neo-Soviet styling, underground cinema, Googie architecture, the Sputnik programme, superhero fiction, the rise of the US military/industrial powers and the fall-out of Chernobyl. Its aesthetic tends toward Populuxe and Raygun Gothic, which describe a retro-futuristic vision of the world.

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Lengthy ca:cw meta under the cut!!

Captain America is the “man out of time.”  This is maxim is at the core of who Steve Rogers is, and over the course of ca:tfa, ca:tws, and the two Avengers films, the inherent conflict between the past and the present has steadily been building.  In ca:tfa and the Avengers, we see Steve struggling with culture shock and ptsd.  In ca:tws, he’s attempting to adjust to the present world, but then Bucky shows up and everything goes to shit.  I’ll admit that I’m a little hesitant to include aou, because I’m pretty sure Joss Whedon just decided to ignore the rest of the films in Phase Two, but even Steve’s Wanda-induced vision firmly reinforces how much he misses the past.

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anonymous asked:

do you know any knb fics set in fantasy, historical, ancient past or futuristic settings? I've seen some AUs but they're all mostly slightly altered from the modern timeline.

Ooooh, this one was fun to look for! My recs for historical kind of overlap with fantasy sometimes so sorry about that. It’s all under the read more!!!

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anonymous asked:

can i request a list of aus? or your favorites? :3

//Coming right up: a list of vague aus I’ve seen around. Italics are some of my favorites, in case you were indeed curious! If you ever want not-vague ideas, just hit me up with some au challenges.

  • AI/Android aus
  • Apartment aus
  • Celebrity aus
  • Coffee shop aus
  • College aus
  • Dance aus
  • Fake dating aus
  • Fantasy au (knights/dragons/etc)
  • Farm aus (I used to work on one, they have a special place in my heart)
  • Futuristic/Past/Modern aus
  • Ghost Hunting au
  • Mafia aus
  • Music aus
  • Parent aus
  • Powers aus
  • Reincarnation aus
  • Road trip aus
  • Roommate/neighbor aus
  • Royalty aus
  • School aus
  • Social media aus
  • Soulmate aus
  • Sports aus
  • Superhero/villain au
  • Supernatural au (werewolves/etc)
  • Theatre aus
  • Vacation aus

“We stand now at the turning point between two eras. Behind us is a past to which we can never return. The coming of the rocket brought to an end a million years of isolation. The childhood of our race was over and history as we know it began.”
   —   Arthur C. Clarke