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Steampunk – an amazing fantasy genre!

by Joe!

steampunk genre I can’t believe I have missed out on this genre for so long… Sure I’ve seen signs of it in Miyazaki’s films like Howl’s Moving Castle and Ponyo (Not sure what Walt Disney has got to do with them? Maybe just the translation…) but didn’t realise there was a whole category behind the style;

“…It came into prominence during the 1980s and early 1990s. The term denotes fictional works set in an era or world where steam power is still widely used — usually the 19th century, and often Victorian era Britain — but with prominent elements of either science fiction or fantasy, often featuring futuristic technology as the people of this historical period would have envisioned it to look like, i.e. based on a Victorian perspective on fashion, culture, architectural style, art, etc. Modern materials such as Steel and Plastic, replaced with Brass and Wood…”
steampunk gameboy
The Victorian era/style fused with modern technology. It’s the future. But … set… in the past…

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6 Responses to “Steampunk – an amazing fantasy genre!”

  1. LeadersUnderBed says:

    Reminds me of Bioshock, the game.

  2. Joe! says:

    Yeh – that’s another example of the genre coming to light!

    Joe!

  3. Good read. I wish I had the motivation to write such good posts onto my own blog. It is not easy.

  4. Joe! says:

    Thanks a lot! It is hard, you’re right. You’ve just got to keep at it!

    P.s; I hope you’re not spam… I would look pretty silly right now…

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