Joined Jan 10 2012
What is your favourite thing about steampunk?
Frankly it's the wonders of 'What If?
'How would things have been different if technological advances had occurred in a different order.Clothes, gadgets, stories and a different historical framework make for some intriguing experiences I would expect.I have always been fascinated by steam engines and early technology.
I have collected a few technical books from the late 19th and early 20th centuries when steam power was still a major source of energy. I'm particularly interested in transitions from one technology to another, for example the shift from sail power to steam for ships. These transitions are where cultures change and where political and social power shifts.
I think Steampunk embodies the effects of those changes.
Plus it looks really cool :D.