2009-01-17

Steampunk, umm...

In the morning of yesterday, I found myself much inebriated by lack of sleep and my new status of student teacher. That being, I was awakened at 5:01am by an alarm clock much in need of a good whack. Now, I cannot really pinpoint a moment in time that Steampunk has prevailed as an important genre in any category within the spectrum of things that I commit myself, but that morning was one such instance. Much to my amazement, I found myself in front of my computational device during those early hours. More to the point, I was reading the online comic Real Life Comics. Even more still, I was reading this specific comic where Tony creates a new form of energy generation that, in turn, legitimizes the genre of Steampunk.

What is Steampunk? Well, take the above photograph as an example, a most elegant and dignified example. Most basically, the fusion of modern elements into those of the Victorian era is what defines the genre.

Regardless of my initial impressions of Steampunk, I began a search for more on the topic, spurred by a comic but remaining aimless. Eventually, I stumbled upon Steampunk's Wiki, where I was informed of there being a musical category for said punk-styling.

I cannot really express the emotions and feelings that coursed through my body whilst taking in the musical styling of Unextraordinary Gentlemen, but, needless to say, I was transported to a time where technological advances were made possible through steam and wood, dapper clothing and violin plucks. I have never bore witness to a band such as UXG, though it felt as if they were a group I had grown up with after only three listens. Immediately, I was transported to a world where extreme eloquence and jovial mannerisms reigned, and I am still prodding through this feeling of ecstasy. Listen carefully and immerse yourself, I am quite positive that your experience will be one of entrancement and wonderment.

Should you be so inclined, find your way to the Steampunk Workshop where they make all manner of devices to satisfy these magnificent human beings.

6 comments:

Johnston13 said...

We just talked about steampunk over the holidays... I said I was currently into everything steampunk…

You just succumbed to my subliminal manipulation of your mind.

Check this out too…

http://www.geekologie.com/mt/mt-search.cgi?search=steampunk&IncludeBlogs=&IncludeBlogs=1&x=0&y=0

D. Corey said...

Then why, exactly, have I yet to see you in a top hat and goggles?

Johnston13 said...

What… you missed my steam powered conversion engine in my car? Complete with oak finished dashboard and brass windshield wipers? gah!

D. Corey said...

I guess I was too blinded by the ABSURD YELLOWNESS!

Kaini said...

LOL. you guys are terribly hilarious!

LOVE the steampunk keyboard and mouse, yet not really into UXG's music.

D. Corey said...

That's too bad, because Unextraordinary Gentlemen are rocking my socks off.

Yeah, that computer is awesome...if I had money and skills in brass cutting, I'd totally do it.

Looks like I know what my old man hobby will be! :D