The Crossroads of the Aether
thanks for the effort ;)
man thats one leatherneck of a bullterrier....i like this.
I think dogs definitely can be in steampunk, and especially even if they are not "geared" out. Although the octopus and giant squid seem to be the more generally accepted steampunk mascot, I don't see anything wrong with dogs, or any other animals, being in steampunk stories/games/illustraitions/etc... In fact, my pitbull is going to be making an appearance in my steampunk webseries.
we own 3 cane corso
i was thinking about a harnas with 2 little sadlebags on the back(size of a lunchbox) dressed up with metal/alu. waterbottle on each side and on the breast patch/plate and sort of pressure/temp. gauge
and a collar with goggles atached(non funtional) or a pair that dangles on the side of the backpack.
as i do not want the dog be bothered with al the materials and be able to move freely while were on an steamy exploration and get caught up is some sort of brawl.
Absolutely! In fact, once I'm an independent woman of my own means, I'm going to get me a doggit. Or two. Greyhound first. As (not only do I adore them and know the breed well) they are a fantastic nobility dog~ what with being a Lady and all. ;]
Your question ranks right up there with,
if I never open that Valve connecting the Steam Dome on the Boiler to the Engine, will the pop valve pop if it's under pressure?
Of Course Dogs fit in Steam Punk!
The Schipperke dog is a breed that was/is used on Barges by the Dutch with 3 jobs,
1-security, barking when strangers were around, 2- keeping vermin in check & 3- keeping the tow horses moving...
the breed is often found on ships & boats around the world.
So, Yes, Dogs are good partners. Just think of all the dog handlers
oversea's in the war zones searching for explosives etc...
now you mention it, it totally slipped my mind.
that indeed 'showhandleling' was founded in that same era... thnks for the reminder..lol.
on the otherhand, there are no limits to this i guess.
well they make me steam sometimes ;)
I don't understand how a dog WOULDN'T fit into steampunk. I think since the general consensus seems to be that Steampunk is an alternate sci-fi past set in the era of Industrialization, that'd place us in what the west calls the Victorian era. And Victorians LOVED their dogs. In fact, most modern breeds can be traced back to the Regency and Victorian eras if I translated my dates correctly. (I read a lot about it long ago in farsi, and Persians don't use the BC/AD calendar that Westerners use, so the date may have been off for me).
But the point is still valid, Victorians loved their dogs. And if your Steampunker persona, etc. is "Victorian" in any sense of the general term, they'd easily fall into that dog loving category. You know how you see people pay for photographs of their dogs? Victorians commissioned paintings (a lot more work with an animal) and even had photos taken.
Here's a painting Queen Victoria had of her dogs
As for myself, I'm still trying to figure out which one of my dogs is not only best behaved, but also era appropriate for myself to take to events. The shih tzu I had planned on taking is a bit too yippy, and when they make themselves known like that, that's when there's problems bringing them in to places that are so-so on dog policies. The one Farrokh wants to take is a Chihuahua, but since the breed originated in the Americas, it's one of those things that I'm not willing to come up with an elaborate backstory to explain. An Asian dog like our salukis or lhasa apsos or shih tzus are easier to explain (given where Persia is). Also, the chihuahua he likes loves people TOO much. She randomly wakes up and climbs out of her bag to sniff people near her, which is a problem if we're not paying attention, as she's fallen several times that way already.
I half-expected a picture to go with this... oh well, I shall have to just imagine it ;)
Yes, pictures please!