This is wonderful and I love it very hard indeed! Via Sepiachord who can also be found on twitter.
Great video. I've always hated 'gears for the sake of gears' that clearly do not mesh or accomplish anything. Really well-done video (and what fonts were used in the credits?).
Great video, unfortunately this is true and i disagree with the use of gears just for gears sake(i hope i said it right). Waiting for another true steampunk project from Jake Von Slatt and co.
In form, I agree with the gear sentiment. I have taken notice of many Steampunk creations with non functional gears stuck on and it did indeed seem lame. However, disrespecting anyone's well intended artistic efforts is also pretty lame. And telling other people what is and isn't Steampunk is a bit silly don't you think? As far as I am concerned; Creativity > Rule Following. It seems to me steampunk is a dynamic work in progress, let it be what it will be. If you make kooler stuff than the next guy, good for you.
Wonderful little piece with a true message. Even though most steampunk contraptions and devices that look great do not work, they still look like they could. That is the most important aspect of the whole design. To sprinkle gears like glitter or just stick a charm or 2 together doesn't do the genre justice. I just purchased a steampunk mag. without looking at it and most of the creations shouldn't have been in there; waste of money. Let's make an effort to keep Steampunk exciting and imaginative.
Steampunk has been co-opted by fashionistas. People that want to "look" steampunk, but have no clue what the movement was about should be beaten.
No! You are missing the point. Fashion is a recruiting tool.
Don't get me wrong.I love women in bodices and goggles, but I really don't want steampunk to be the next big thing at Ambercrombie & Fitch. Once it becomes mainstream, it becomes a fad, which leads to a decline and eventual derision & loathing.
Even Justin Bieber just made a Christmas video with a superfluous steam-punk theme!
People going for the look without any substance are exactly what steampunk was rebelling against. It was alternate reality where things had substance and required careful crafting and work. To have that trivialized and turned into mass-produced clothing with little plastic gears sewn to it is anathema to the original steampunk ethic.
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