It’s the Wave of the Past!

The fabulous blog Free the Princess has only recently made it onto my radar by publishing a series about Steampunk and Multiculturalism by Ay-Leen the Peacemaker (It’s coming this way next, don’t worry!), but this post by K. Marie Criddle from a while ago was too funny not to share:

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11 Responses to “It’s the Wave of the Past!”

  1. Woah, that’s me! Thanks for the shout out!

  2. Its really sad how stupid you are making this form of art out to be.

  3. Aww, I’m sorry you feel that way. Maybe that means I’m a Dada/postmodernist steampunk? 🙂 Cheers.

  4. hahaaa!!!! this is awesome. I don’t think this is supposed to belittle steampunk, just poke fun at. hey, it’s fun. what does Penny Arcade say about gamers? What does Blue Milk Special say about Star Wars?

    what does Twilight say about vampires? …..wait.

  5. Thanks, Lauren! I always thought the sparkles were supposed to be ironic…

  6. It seems to be making fun of people who are jumping on the bandwagon and don’t actually dig the genre. I think it’s brilliant.

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  8. I think it’s hilarious — and I have a steampunk young adult book coming out next spring. I have seen a lot of authors jump on the steampunk bandwagon, which is unfortunate, but a lot of those books won’t get published. You have to love it to write it, and even then there will be people who don’t agree with your vision, so why put yourself out there for judgment if you don’t freaking love the genre?

    Recently I read about a ‘steampunk’ book that referred to 1830 as part of the Victorian period, which it obviously wasn’t. The snob in me figured if she couldn’t get the era sorted out the rest of the book wouldn’t bode well.

    And now I’m off to make sure I have enough mention of brass cogs in my book!

  9. Kady, you would really argue 7 years? That is pretty snobby, lol.

  10. I wouldn’t argue 7 years if a person wanted to write a book/story/song/poem set in that year and call it Steampunk. Of course not. I would, however, argue that 1830 was part of the Victorian period. I figure that is something you would easily find out in your research.

    That *does* sound really snobby doesn’t it? lol. I guess it’s just one of those things that pushes my buttons.

  11. I’d also argue over those 7 years. 1830 was still part of the Regency Era, goddamn it!

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