Steampunk Sunday: Can you Steampunk it?
October 21, 2012 Leave a comment
In the last few years, the genre of Steampunk has exploded with popularity. While many fans say it was popular before now, I don’t recall seeing anything past five years ago that was connected to the genre, except for maybe that Will Smith movie Wild, Wild, West.
If you’re unsure of what Steampunk is, I found this beautiful description on STEAMPUNK MAGAZINE;
~BEFORE the age of homogenization and micro-machinery, before the tyrannous efficiency of internal combustion and the domestication of electricity, lived beautiful, monstrous machines that lived and breathed and exploded unexpectedly at inconvenient moments. It was a time where art and craft were united, where unique wonders were invented and forgotten, and punks roamed the streets, living in squats and fighting against despotic governance through wit, will and wile.~
Reading that excited me even more about writing in the genre!
Another thing that I like about it; no matter what style you write it, Steampunk always has a Victorian Era feel about it. The nineteenth century itself was a transitional period in human evolution, and the idea that a world so full of mechanical innovations could have (and in some cases, did) roam the streets fascinates me. Machines working without modern means of power; not on batteries, or electricity, Steampunk is about as low tech as you can go.