Saturday, December 5, 2009

My Steampunk Post - About Dang Time

So, one day I was looking frantically on Barnes and to find some good books to read. I came across a book that sounded cool and realized it was listed under something called 'Steampunk'. I'd heard of it but never really looked it up. I googled it. OMG Mother Of All That Is Awesome In This World!!! I was hooked. It was literally like an 'angels-singing-heaven's-opened' moment.
I used to watch those HGTV shows where the decorator would ask the couple 'What is your style?' and they would come up with this 'Post-modern Tudor' or some stupid crap. I was always kinda jealous though. First, I felt so un-sophiscated...and I hate feeling that way. Second, I had no idea what my style is and I LOVE design and architecture.

Steampunk is MY style. 100%, all the way. Sean's too, now that he knows what it is, so its even better.

Steampunk by definition is:
"The term denotes works set in an era or world where steam power is still widely used—usually the 19th century, and often Victorian era England—but with prominent elements of either science fiction or fantasy, such as fictional technological inventions like those found in the works of H. G. Wells and Jules Verne...Steampunk is a sub-genre of fantasy and speculative fiction. "

Great Links to Steampunk Enthusiasts and stuff I'm dying to have. This totally rocks my socks. Seriously.

Brass Goggles
The Steampunk Home
Ray Guns EEEEK!
Steampunk Jewelry
Locket I'd give my arm for
More Steampunk Jewelry
Photos on flickr of Steampunk conventions and stuff. Might give you a better idea.

BTW, and totally unrelated, I am now on skype as 'athsndwords' so hit me up...or something. Whatever it is the cool kids say. I'm totally home 90% of the time and bored out of my mind.

Also, I've started writing again. Like, a actual book. Based on a dream I had. I'll let you know how it progress'.


Mackenzies Momma said...

Oooh I'll have to check those out when I'm not so dead tired. Oh and I added you on my skype as well. Same username(I have a universal one if I can just easier than trying to remember who I am all the time ;) )

Kendra said...

Is your name on skype all one word like on twitter? I'll add you too.