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8:11 PM
July 24th, 2014

So, I started reading ‘The Horns of Ruin’

…and I’m pretty sure I’m going to bring this one back to the library and continue on.
 
The author’s already turned a war goddess into a god and made probably the most obnoxious and thick-headedly dull heroine I’ve read in quite some time. Outside of knowing that people are going to start dying soon, it doesn’t have anything catching my interest. 

Sure it’s got the gaslamp fantasy thing going pretty well, but…when you think your protagonist is an idiot and the foreshadowing is as subtle as a brick to the face…it’s not exactly what I’d consider fun. 

12:45 PM
July 22nd, 2014
8:15 PM
July 20th, 2014

steampunktendencies:

Jules Verne - Restaurant Interior Design - Vladimir Piskariov

 

8:15 PM
July 19th, 2014
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July 15th, 2014
12:45 PM
July 9th, 2014
davestridersironicgirlfriend:

mayra-quijotesca:

thats-not-victorian:

Hey, guys!  So, we’re all familiar with Cyberpunk and Steampunk, but there are so many more alternate histories/speculative science fiction genres out there!  I came across this handy-dandy infographic and figured I could share a bit of these punk genres for anyone interested.
Steampunk Roughly covers the Western world during the mid- to late-19th century (ie:  Victorian era, US wild west, etc.), and sometimes up to the Edwardian era.
Dieselpunk1920s up through WWII, ending at just about the Cold War.
DecopunkA cleaner, artistic, more “optimistic” version of Dieselpunk (same time period)
ClockpunkCovers the time of the Renaissance (think da Vinci)
AtompunkCold War era, ie: the Space Race
TeslapunkDerivative of Steampunk, but focuses on electricity rather than steam.
SplatterpunkExplicit horror and gore
BiopunkBiotechnology, genetics (part science fiction, part real life)
NanopunkNanotechnology, sometimes overlaps with Biopunk
CyberpunkThe granddaddy of them all:  computer technology, the internet, hackers, etc. 
Others not included in the infographic
ElfpunkFantasy-based, features creatures like elves and fairies.
MythpunkMythology and folklore, includes urban fantasy.
Seapunk?
Stonepunk, Bronzepunk, Plaguepunk

Okay, uh, TW for graphic descriptions of rape in the Splatterpunk explanation link (specifically as examples of ~look how edgy and without boundaries this subgenre is~), but I think all the other links should be safe.

Also, Arcanepunk is a theme with combinations of magic and science/technology, or with technology so complex it appears to be magic.


davestridersironicgirlfriend:

mayra-quijotesca:

thats-not-victorian:

Hey, guys!  So, we’re all familiar with Cyberpunk and Steampunk, but there are so many more alternate histories/speculative science fiction genres out there!  I came across this handy-dandy infographic and figured I could share a bit of these punk genres for anyone interested.

  • Steampunk
    Roughly covers the Western world during the mid- to late-19th century (ie:  Victorian era, US wild west, etc.), and sometimes up to the Edwardian era.
  • Dieselpunk
    1920s up through WWII, ending at just about the Cold War.
  • Decopunk
    A cleaner, artistic, more “optimistic” version of Dieselpunk (same time period)
  • Clockpunk
    Covers the time of the Renaissance (think da Vinci)
  • Atompunk
    Cold War era, ie: the Space Race
  • Teslapunk
    Derivative of Steampunk, but focuses on electricity rather than steam.
  • Splatterpunk
    Explicit horror and gore
  • Biopunk
    Biotechnology, genetics (part science fiction, part real life)
  • Nanopunk
    Nanotechnology, sometimes overlaps with Biopunk
  • Cyberpunk
    The granddaddy of them all:  computer technology, the internet, hackers, etc. 

Others not included in the infographic

Okay, uh, TW for graphic descriptions of rape in the Splatterpunk explanation link (specifically as examples of ~look how edgy and without boundaries this subgenre is~), but I think all the other links should be safe.

Also, Arcanepunk is a theme with combinations of magic and science/technology, or with technology so complex it appears to be magic.

(via clevergirlhelps)

12:45 PM
July 3rd, 2014
steampunktendencies:

黄光剑_新浪博客


4:30 PM
July 2nd, 2014
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July 2nd, 2014
8:15 PM
July 1st, 2014