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Re: Fashion Design: Steampunk
« Reply #375 on: February 05, 2008, 05:40:51 pm »
To draw a parralel to GURPS...

Science =/= Science!

Still, the genre does have a creative aspect that goes beyond designing a better outfit or shitty poetry.  Sure, kids will paste gears on everything and wear goggles.  Hopefully other folks will read "Difference Engine" by Gibson, and get into the more technical side of things.
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Re: Fashion Design: Steampunk
« Reply #376 on: February 05, 2008, 05:45:49 pm »
It's almost like society is starting to think scientific things are COOL.

(I know Steampunk isn't strictly scientific, but it's science-themed.)

problem is, it just has to *look* sciencey.

just like stonewashed jeans just have to *look* all worn out.
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Re: Fashion Design: Steampunk
« Reply #377 on: February 06, 2008, 02:24:08 am »
The fashion version of steampunk seems to be:

1. Victorian
2. Gears
3. Science
4. ???
5. PROFIT!

It's a nice aesthetic, really. And doomed to commercial exploitation.

I am going to start telling people that my interior decor theme is "Steampunk" and see what the reactions are.

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Re: Fashion Design: Steampunk
« Reply #378 on: February 06, 2008, 04:50:49 pm »
It's almost like society is starting to think scientific things are COOL.

(I know Steampunk isn't strictly scientific, but it's science-themed.)

problem is, it just has to *look* sciencey.

just like stonewashed jeans just have to *look* all worn out.

The look is the reality of the thing, when you're talking about fashions.  It's not about science.  It's about science being cool.

Which it patently was to begin with, but anyway.

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Re: Fashion Design: Steampunk
« Reply #379 on: February 07, 2008, 03:15:05 pm »
nononono, it will make sciencey-looking things "cool", but all the kids will refer to it as

"LOL i'm wearing SCIENCE!! look at meeee i'm sooo SMRT lololol this GEAR like totally proves it"

while still happily failing their math and physics classes, cuz that's just not cool, i mean HELLO?! everybody knoas that REAL SCIENCE stuff is made of brass and not stainless steel, also the goggles in chemistry class look LAEM!1, but they won't let me wear the ones i bought at Gap THIS SUXXXXX
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Re: Fashion Design: Steampunk
« Reply #380 on: February 07, 2008, 03:22:30 pm »
Just like grunge actually made being poor and unconcerned with fashion popular, you mean?

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Re: Fashion Design: Steampunk
« Reply #381 on: February 07, 2008, 04:28:52 pm »
I still dress grunge and have since like, 1989. I don't care. It's comfy and I am poor, so it works.
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Re: Fashion Design: Steampunk
« Reply #382 on: February 07, 2008, 04:32:19 pm »
It doesn't count unless you have a choice.  Now go back to your wage-slavery.

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Re: Fashion Design: Steampunk
« Reply #383 on: February 07, 2008, 05:46:52 pm »
Steampunk has just jumped the shark.


They did a piece about it on NPR.





Steampunk, RIP 2/6/2008.

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Re: Fashion Design: Steampunk
« Reply #384 on: February 07, 2008, 06:21:21 pm »
Steampunk has just jumped the shark.


They did a piece about it on NPR.





Steampunk, RIP 2/6/2008.

Great, now seriously boned corsets won't be cool anymore. Avril Lavigne will wear one next week and Dita Von Teese will retire.

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Re: Fashion Design: Steampunk
« Reply #385 on: February 08, 2008, 12:12:32 am »
I have Three words that explain my next use for Steampunk:

Steampunk Cthulhu LARP

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Re: Fashion Design: Steampunk
« Reply #386 on: February 08, 2008, 02:28:14 am »
nononono, it will make sciencey-looking things "cool", but all the kids will refer to it as

"LOL i'm wearing SCIENCE!! look at meeee i'm sooo SMRT lololol this GEAR like totally proves it"

while still happily failing their math and physics classes, cuz that's just not cool, i mean HELLO?! everybody knoas that REAL SCIENCE stuff is made of brass and not stainless steel, also the goggles in chemistry class look LAEM!1, but they won't let me wear the ones i bought at Gap THIS SUXXXXX

You act like it'll be any different from what we have now.

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Re: Fashion Design: Steampunk
« Reply #387 on: February 08, 2008, 02:44:30 am »
no, just that steampunk will follow the same route.
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Re: Fashion Design: Steampunk
« Reply #388 on: February 08, 2008, 01:55:19 pm »
Great, now seriously boned corsets won't be cool anymore. Avril Lavigne will wear one next week.


Maybe that's the first step in convincing her that making A2M porn is a feminist act.

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Re: Fashion Design: Steampunk
« Reply #389 on: February 08, 2008, 04:41:47 pm »
Great, now seriously boned corsets won't be cool anymore. Avril Lavigne will wear one next week.


Maybe that's the first step in convincing her that making A2M porn is a feminist act.

Mebbeee....
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