Deep seeded in 19th century
Victorian fashion combined with a western sci-fi twist, the
Steampunk tries his best to resemble an extra from Will Smith's
The Wild Wild West. The Steampunk longs for a time where
technology was romanticized rather than mass manufactured. He
scoffs at the minimalism of homogenized modern devices and attempts
to make them his own.
Displaying an unhealthy
fascination with steam, valves and gears, the Steampunk will spend
hours in his workshop crafting accessories for his wardrobe. Custom
timepieces, goggles and Nerf guns are often overly customized to the
point that they obscure the item's original purpose. Modern day
electronic devices are modified to look like rusted antiques.
Outside of Flava Flav, no one displays clocks as proudly and
prominently as this dapper gentleman.
When not spending time
reading the works of HG Wells and Jules Verne on his brass encased
iPad, the Steampunk can be found attending various conventions and
ballroom dances devoted to his fantasy world. The preferred method
of transportation to these events is via zeppelin or steam engine,
but most end up using the city bus.
One can say that Steampunk
is "What the past would look like if the future had happened sooner"
but the reality is that Steampunk is what happens when Goths
discover the color brown.
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