TexasT's (texasts) wrote,

It's Steampunk!


I know there a a few of you out there on the interwebs are Steampunk-ers. Besides me, I mean. *grins* Found this site via Brass Goggles. From the post on Brassgoggles.com:

Mouse of our Steampunk Forum has searched in vain all over the internet for Steampunk wallpapers. Finding a shortage, he she decided to amend that by creating SteampunkWallpaper.com. She has started this project with the ambitious idea to create a wallpaper a day for a year. She has many so far, yet she is on the lookout for new ideas! So, she is asking the good citizens of the internet for new ideas for steampunk wallpaper!


Steampunk defined via wikipedia:
Steampunk is a subgenre of fantasy and speculative fiction that came into prominence in the 1980s and early 1990s. The term denotes works set in an era or world where steam power is still widely used—usually the 19th century, and often set in 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, or real technological developments like the computer occurring at an earlier date. Other examples of steampunk contain alternate history-style presentations of "the path not taken" of such technology as dirigibles or analog computers; these frequently are presented in an idealized light, or a presumption of functionality.

Steampunk is often associated with cyberpunk and shares a similar fanbase and theme of rebellion, but developed as a separate movement (though both have considerable influence on each other). Apart from time period and level of technological development, the main difference between cyberpunk and steampunk is that steampunk settings usually tend to be less obviously dystopian than cyberpunk, or lack dystopian elements entirely.
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