remember when steampunk wasn’t just shitty goth kids who wear brown
People who say this are outing themselves as having 0% involvement in the scene.
When was the last time you went to a con? With panels?
Your pretentious hispter elitism isn’t wanted here, we’re too busy being wildly fucking enthusiastic about all the awesome shit we made, how awesome we all look, and how the sociological ramifications of the events 19th century (colonialism, industrialization, social activist movements, deconstruction of previous governing systems, mas communications, just to name a few) share our world today and into the future.
But you wouldn’t know that’s happening if you were too busy pretending to be aloof and cool to be involved.
“how the sociological ramifications of the events 19th century (colonialism, industrialization, social activist movements, deconstruction of previous governing systems, mas communications, just to name a few) share our world today and into the future.”
Ok, either full steampunk cons are way better than steampunk tracks at sci-fi cons, or your region is better than mine, or something
Because when I went to a steampunk panel at a sci fi con last year (and I don’t remember the panelists’ names but I do remember that at least two of them had been doing steampunk for years) the panelists were full squee about how awesome the 1800’s were
And when I raised my hand from the audience and asked what about slavery and colonialism and stuff
I got blown off with some hasty nonsense about preserving the best and losing the rest
Which really gave me a bad impression of “professional” steampunk
But I guess it’s good it’s not like that everywhere?
You DO very much have to find the right steampunks.
Anyone who claims to be the singular voice of steampunk or to be ‘professionally steampunk’ is a lying liar, do not listen to them ::coughGDFalkstenandEvelynKrietecough::
Here, have some resources:
I love statements like the above because in my recollection, steampunk (especially fashion) STARTED with shitty goth kids wearing brown. It’s only been since 2009 with the introduction of social issues into the discourse that it started being more. And it is awesome that way.