just glue some gears on it

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AWESOME, you must watch this! <3

I swear the Steampunk tag is getting worse by the day.

I know not everyone is the type that can create things as intricate as Steampunk, but wearing a pleather jacket with a puffy skirt isn’t remotely what it’s tagged as.

Gears are meant to look like they do something, even remotely, they have a function, and are not just part of fashion. (Formerly guilty of this)

Goggles doesn’t make and outfit Steampunk (guilty of this)

Okay, mini rant over!

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I was talking to brsis yesterday about the terrible waste of potential in Steampunk, and now I have this song stuck in my head.

Steampunk! Bringing more Color and Diversity to You!

Guys guys guys. So you know how much I love Steampunk, right?

If you don’t, welcome to the club.

But anyhow, the more I look at Steampunk outfits (as much as I love all of them!) it really frustrates me how people think Steampunk means
-brown
-goggles
-gears

Yes yes while those things are fine and dandy, they don’t see the full picture here; the beauty of variety as is in any other genre. You don’t find all cyborgs in a cyberpunk society!

It comes down to a beautiful thing called ~STEAMSONA~
First, pick a nationality and look at the clothes they had, especially in the late 1800s- early 1900s. Any nationality. There are more places in the world than England and America!

Let’s take a look at my steamsona, Poleskeu Blood, for instance. She is Irish, and was born in Ireland but because of the financial issues in Ireland at the time, her parents moved to America to pursue big business. 
-In the 1900s, lace jackets were a huge fashion statement. Poleskeu has a black brocade and lace jacket, likewise.
-Historical fact: Although the stereotypical idea of the Irish is the red hair and green eyes, that actually originated from Scotland. After Scotland invaded waaay back in history, the bloodlines mixed. The original Irish had dark hair and dark eyes. You are likely to see both, but red hair-green eyes is a very rare gene to have!

More than that, brown and goggles is not a bad thing! It’s all about placement, though. If your character is an AIRSHIP PIRATE, what do they do? Are they an engineer on the ship? If that’s the case, yes, grungy browns and goggles are great! Goggles protect the eyes from steam.

If you’re the CAPTAIN, what are you doing wearing a common color like brown? You’re great, and you know it and you will probably show it in how you dress in small ways. Poleskeu, as she became the captain of the BAST, started wearing blue and black corsets, black and red brocade skirts: You probably wouldn’t catch her dead in brown, unless it was something like a leather pouch where she keeps her shots of absinthe.

About gears: They are lovely and I really don’t have a problem with them glued on if it makes sense. But if you think gears automatically make Steampunk, you are mistaken. Horribly mistaken. The any time I use gears in my costume is with a clockpiece (Which admittedly is more clockpunk, but the two mix rather well!) on a hat, or with nuts and bolts on my earrings! I never keep them by themselves.
 
As beautiful as all your lovely Steampunk costumes are: These are just some things to keep in mind c: 

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Catchy and true

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"Just glue some gears on it and call it Steampunk, that’s the trendy fashion nowadays."

Sometimes I feel pretentious when I tell people that what I love is perhaps better classified as “gaslight romance / neo-victoriana” rather than “steampunk…” But the fact of the matter is that when you say “Steampunk,” most people immediately think of goggles and gears and everyone-is-an-airship-pilot. Which is cool and all… but my true love is when a more rigorously victorian setting is then complimented with the fantastical. I mean, the victorian era is awesome on its own, even without airships.

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'Just Glue Some Gears On It (And Call It Steampunk)!' Professor Elemental and Mr B, Gentleman Rhymer. 2011

Inspired by ‘Things That Are Not Steampunk’ on Regretsey

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Just Glue Some Gears On It

A lesson in Steampunk appreciation.

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This really makes me laugh—it really does. That, and it describes a lot of steampunk as seen by the rest of the world. Not to mention the kids with no fashion sense whatsoever. o__o

Watch on cwtwist.tumblr.com

Time for a classic…

You’ve got 3 minutes, right?  Enjoy a lovely blast from the past, with this a modern classic of Steampunk!

2.28.15

What do you mean February is over?!

Today I slept in and it was glorious. Then I just hung out on my couch for a while, had some leftover pancakes, and relaxed. That too was glorious. And then I realized I needed to get my ass in gear and going to the lab so that’s what I did. I didn’t get as much done as I wanted to but I had to stain some wood and glue pieces together which takes time and I can’t really do anything else until that’s done so I’m at an intolerable stand still. Deadline on Tuesday, people! Also I’ll give somebody monthly affection if you come up with a name for my calendar. Haaaaaahaha.

I also came home from the lab, had a beer (not actually a beer, I hate beer, but I hate saying “had a Smirnoff ice” even more, so for all intensive purposes, I had a beer) and sat on my floor talking to ️Emma. She’s surprisingly a good listener. (:

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Just Glue Some Gears On It (And Call It Steampunk)

Favourite until the end of days…