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THIS ONE TIME A KID IN MY NEIGHBORHOOD WAS LATE GETTING HOME BECAUSE HE WAS BUYING DRUGS SO HE TOLD HIS MOM HE GOT KIDNAPPED AND SHE MADE HIM REPORT IT TO THE POLICE AND HE DESCRIBED THE KIDNAPPER AS COUNT OLAF AND THEN THIS HAPPENED

nikkipher:

THIS ONE TIME A KID IN MY NEIGHBORHOOD WAS LATE GETTING HOME BECAUSE HE WAS BUYING DRUGS SO HE TOLD HIS MOM HE GOT KIDNAPPED AND SHE MADE HIM REPORT IT TO THE POLICE AND HE DESCRIBED THE KIDNAPPER AS COUNT OLAF AND THEN THIS HAPPENED

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Furries are considered weird deviants still yet mainstream capitalism desperately desires for me to want to fuck a green m&m.

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Just arrived from the US! A tiny wee handmade brooch from the late Victorian period, 13.62ct silver. The face hanging from the bottom is made of amethyst. 

Chances are it was sold as a birthstone brooch or similar - there’s certainly a mystical quality to it…

Just arrived from the US! A tiny wee handmade brooch from the late Victorian period, 13.62ct silver. The face hanging from the bottom is made of amethyst.

Chances are it was sold as a birthstone brooch or similar - there’s certainly a mystical quality to it…

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I would be curious to hear why you are militant against steampunk actually. If here is not an appropriate place to talk about it, feel free to message me actually.

An easy one - militant may be the wrong word, to be fair. It’s more towards certain members that cause me…

I think I see what you are saying. I do admit I used to love the concept of Steampunk, but certain members I have come across (not just young) have really put me off it almost. 

I think I have probably ranted to you before about some of my issues with the Steampunk scene, and what it is like at the moment. 

My own problems with the steampunk scene (I work for a friend who makes outfits inspired by late victorian/early edwardian outfits, so of course we get a lot of steampunk customers) go on for pages and pages, but lets just start off with;

-Simultaneous fetishisation of the military/warfare whilst also disregarding what uniforms and medals mean -The classic example of this being a young man dressed as a Gentleman Adventurer wearing slightly-modified navy dress uniform and a chestful of medals chatting to an elderly stallholder about the stallholder “not wearing proper steampunk”, and the stallholder responding with “Well, I wouldn’t want to get back into that uniform - I wore it once, and I earnt about half of those medals, and now I’m just a happy old man who likes to play with clockwork”.

-Nonconsensual roleplay; You may well be “Captain George George Featherbottom-Grimshaw” when you’re rolepaying as your character, but I’m not going to call you Captain and if you want to buy something off me you’re going to stop talking in that stupid voice and use the name that people know you by, otherwise I’ll assume that it’s your character that wants to commission a suit, and that he’ll pay me in monopoly money.

-Sneering contempt for “Inaccuracy” when they’re picking-and-choosing what they want to be accurate on - You might be wearing a more authentic morning-coat because it’s got a particular shape of shoulder, but I never said that mine was authentic, just that it was comfortable, and you’re indoors so take your fucking hat off if you want to play that game.

-More fetishisation of weapons. Why do ALL steampunks carry a whimsical gun? Don’t they remember that guns are those horrible things that make people’s lives miserable in most cases?

-Adherence to the social mores of the Victorian era. Even if it’s tongue-in-cheek, it’s fucking annoying when someone is being “in character” and saying sexist, racist or patronising things. Because the line between in and out of character is so thin for most people that they’re really just spouting off their own views.

-Ironic retro smoking. If you smoke anyway, and want to smoke a pipe when you’re Being Steampunk, go ahead. If you smoke a pipe all the time, go ahead. If carrying a pipe and smoking is just something that you do when you’re in-character and isn’t something that you do anyway, then you really have to look at the message that you’re sending to other people.

-The idea of “Everything must be brown, or brass, and everything must be part of a unified aesthetic”. Fuck that. I like wearing a velvet waistcoat with ripped jeans sometimes. I like wearing a nice inverness coat over a hoodie and airforce greens. This is not because I’m cheap, or because I’m doing it wrong, it’s because I’m not trying to be steampunk.

-The class fetish. People assuming that since I’m helping my friend, we’re entering into a weird D/s roleplay in which he and his customers will scold me and say he’s going to dock my pay if I drop anything valuable. Just, no. I’m there as a modern employee of a modern business, and thank christ my friend shares my views on this and immediately steps in and starts biting off heads when a customer says that I’m a saucy wench that should be put over his knee.

-People who carry gadgets around that adversely effect the other people at the fairs. Someone last time had a “machine gun” that had basically a strobe light in it. They liked to set it off all the time. That was fun.

-People who assume that everyone who’s dressed nicely is in-costume and willing to be stopped, talked to and photographed. Usually in-character. and that “no, thanks, I don’t feel up to being photographed today” is an invitation to be wheedled at.

-People walking with dress canes who assume that everyone walking with a stick is doing it for fashionable reasons, and who will take them out of your hands to look at. Even if you’re walking on it.

-The general all-white middle-class chumminess of the whole fucking scene.

Applause! Applause!

Yeah! Pretty much!

Sneering contempt for “Inaccuracy” yeah, I have had someone who was wearing FUCKING PURPLE LATEX telling me that my black costume was inaccurate! Because everything must be brown, except for his purple latex because that was his modern take and he had some pretentious bullshit story to what he was meant to be.

Yeah… get your head around that clusterfuck of logic!  

I am lol, no! Queen Victoria wore black all the time and the Victorians were big on mourning…

I have come across my fair share of assholes, and the age old. But that is what my character would do too! To be fair I have trouble with that with people who RP to! 

People in that scene seriously get on each other about costume accuracy? Like, I mean I think steampunk style clothes are really cool but as far as I can tell it’s generally a mishmash of anything ‘classic’ with metal and brass and copper colors thrown on for the most part? I would think events would be about having fun, not seeing who can piss allover other people the most :/

I can understand having rough guidelines because of how Steampunk started, however I think people do go to far with it and it can be really nasty. One thing I have noticed as well some of the Steampunk groups are really clicky as well and are often really stand off-ish to people they don’t normally associate with. 

The thing is when done wrong it looks like a horrible miss mash of browns, cogs and copper. However that is often people doing it because they think it looks cool and no nothing about it, or it’s roots. They in my experience are the ones pissing on other people the most too. 

I have plenty of friends who do consider themselves part of Steampunk groups who I love to bits, however more and more of them are getting fed up with some of the BS that comes with being part of the group. 

[facepalms] there’s bad eggs in every group unfortunately. I just like the red and brown colors, the gears and clockwork, and the Victorian period. I guess I’m not too steampunky though cause the only weapons we like here are swords and tools. XD

This was only meant to link my projwct’s website and it’s become a big discussion about alternative semi-historic subcultures!

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Letter from North Eastern Railway Inspector’s Office, York, June 23rd 1871.SPECIAL, PICKERING TO SCARBRO’ ON MONDAY THE 26thDear Sir,Will you arrange to work your market carriages to Pickering on Sunday night for the above, as it is Newcastle Races next week.I want to bring as few carriages from the North as possible.Lay by wire in the morning what I may expect.Yours truly,MatemanMr Cooper,Whitby

From my collection of unusual documents…

Letter from North Eastern Railway Inspector’s Office, York, June 23rd 1871.

SPECIAL, PICKERING TO SCARBRO’ ON MONDAY THE 26th

Dear Sir,

Will you arrange to work your market carriages to Pickering on Sunday night for the above, as it is Newcastle Races next week.

I want to bring as few carriages from the North as possible.

Lay by wire in the morning what I may expect.

Yours truly,
Mateman

Mr Cooper,
Whitby

From my collection of unusual documents…

easilyannoyedcamwhore:

karla-chans-bjds:

baronvonmoons:

karla-chans-bjds:


I would be curious to hear why you are militant against steampunk actually. If here is not an appropriate place to talk about it, feel free to message me actually.

An easy one - militant may be the wrong word, to be fair. It’s more towards certain members that cause me…

I think I see what you are saying. I do admit I used to love the concept of Steampunk, but certain members I have come across (not just young) have really put me off it almost. 

I think I have probably ranted to you before about some of my issues with the Steampunk scene, and what it is like at the moment. 

My own problems with the steampunk scene (I work for a friend who makes outfits inspired by late victorian/early edwardian outfits, so of course we get a lot of steampunk customers) go on for pages and pages, but lets just start off with;

-Simultaneous fetishisation of the military/warfare whilst also disregarding what uniforms and medals mean -The classic example of this being a young man dressed as a Gentleman Adventurer wearing slightly-modified navy dress uniform and a chestful of medals chatting to an elderly stallholder about the stallholder “not wearing proper steampunk”, and the stallholder responding with “Well, I wouldn’t want to get back into that uniform - I wore it once, and I earnt about half of those medals, and now I’m just a happy old man who likes to play with clockwork”.

-Nonconsensual roleplay; You may well be “Captain George George Featherbottom-Grimshaw” when you’re rolepaying as your character, but I’m not going to call you Captain and if you want to buy something off me you’re going to stop talking in that stupid voice and use the name that people know you by, otherwise I’ll assume that it’s your character that wants to commission a suit, and that he’ll pay me in monopoly money.

-Sneering contempt for “Inaccuracy” when they’re picking-and-choosing what they want to be accurate on - You might be wearing a more authentic morning-coat because it’s got a particular shape of shoulder, but I never said that mine was authentic, just that it was comfortable, and you’re indoors so take your fucking hat off if you want to play that game.

-More fetishisation of weapons. Why do ALL steampunks carry a whimsical gun? Don’t they remember that guns are those horrible things that make people’s lives miserable in most cases?

-Adherence to the social mores of the Victorian era. Even if it’s tongue-in-cheek, it’s fucking annoying when someone is being “in character” and saying sexist, racist or patronising things. Because the line between in and out of character is so thin for most people that they’re really just spouting off their own views.

-Ironic retro smoking. If you smoke anyway, and want to smoke a pipe when you’re Being Steampunk, go ahead. If you smoke a pipe all the time, go ahead. If carrying a pipe and smoking is just something that you do when you’re in-character and isn’t something that you do anyway, then you really have to look at the message that you’re sending to other people.

-The idea of “Everything must be brown, or brass, and everything must be part of a unified aesthetic”. Fuck that. I like wearing a velvet waistcoat with ripped jeans sometimes. I like wearing a nice inverness coat over a hoodie and airforce greens. This is not because I’m cheap, or because I’m doing it wrong, it’s because I’m not trying to be steampunk.

-The class fetish. People assuming that since I’m helping my friend, we’re entering into a weird D/s roleplay in which he and his customers will scold me and say he’s going to dock my pay if I drop anything valuable. Just, no. I’m there as a modern employee of a modern business, and thank christ my friend shares my views on this and immediately steps in and starts biting off heads when a customer says that I’m a saucy wench that should be put over his knee.

-People who carry gadgets around that adversely effect the other people at the fairs. Someone last time had a “machine gun” that had basically a strobe light in it. They liked to set it off all the time. That was fun.

-People who assume that everyone who’s dressed nicely is in-costume and willing to be stopped, talked to and photographed. Usually in-character. and that “no, thanks, I don’t feel up to being photographed today” is an invitation to be wheedled at.

-People walking with dress canes who assume that everyone walking with a stick is doing it for fashionable reasons, and who will take them out of your hands to look at. Even if you’re walking on it.

-The general all-white middle-class chumminess of the whole fucking scene.

Applause! Applause!