The Crossroads of the Aether
Dear Steampunkians –
Are your Steampunk personas an extension of one part of your personality, an amalgamation or a representation of your desires and if one or all of these, are you developing the practical skills to develop your persona?
Are you nautical steampunk, can you or are you learning to splice, tie knots sail a boat?
A soldier of steam, do you play paint ball or shoot black powder guns?
An naturalist of the steam empire, are you a budding Lepidopterologist (yes I had to look the spelling up for that one).
I look forward to your replies at your earliest conveniences - TTFN!
As a cavet to my question, I must explain, that I am curious if others in the aether have had a similar experience. I am not suggesting that a character or alter ego or just playing dress up have more or less worth when judged by others. In my opinion all the reasons that motivate people to be part of the SP subculture are valid as long as the person enjoys the process.
My curiosity inspired me to discover if the process in others has affected their lives in a positive manner. If they had discovered things about themselves that they have changed to embrace a beneficial lifestyle, continuing education, healthy living, relaxation etc.
I thank you all in advance for your correspondence and wish you all a most enjoyable time of distractions within the empire of steam!
I am rather grand than you, although I am not sure if I understand your question... What do you mean by renditions?
My telephonic perambulator is having an awful time uploading my reply. To be honest I had to look up what "renditions" to be sure I had used the correct word, ha, ha! Ya know, pictures and the like, of your comic strip.
Oh eye sea! well my comic can be found here http://www.landmansam.com/ (although, it seems to be down right now... hopefully it is fixed by the time you look)
Unfortunatly, most of the last 50 comics are fillers (due to year 12)
haha speak of the devil, back online seconds after posting this.
You make a comic thats cool because I'm trying to get into comics but I have very little artistic ability
Artistic ability comes with practice, I mean, if you look at my first comic compared to the stuff I draw now, it has come a long way (but still has far to come). Just draw different things from different angles every day and you will start to get good at it :)
I'm always second guessing myself. I often lack confidence. The M-peror has a will of iron and bows to no one. He'll tear all of reality apart and put it back so it suits him. He reaches out with both hands and claims the things that he desires. That's not me, it's who I want to be.
I for one enjoy the systematic deconstructing of reality.
Mine is everything I want to be and some things that I could be, and an exaggerated personality of who I would like to be. All mixed in, of course, with the appropriate ramblings, terms of speech, and knowledge of a good old sailor of the skies!
I am an average working class person in manufacturing . I have a natural mechanical ability which I can bring as part of my steampunk persona as well as an interest in the Victorian age ( thanks to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and other such authors
) . I also have a great interest in other cultures and religions of the world which is a hobby . I suppose these all make up some of what my character in steampunk will be but the main skill will be of the blacksmith and designer . Since I just joined the steampunk world I know my character will change some before I find a good fit . My actual day to day life is pretty much like most people , work , sleep , eat and visit with friends and family . Thank you for posting a great question .
I am glad that my posed question got your mind tick-tocking, have you seen the new Sherlock Holmes yet?
I have not Mr. Burrows but it is one of the few I wish to see in the near future . I did see the first and enjoyed the slightly different take on Holmes and Watson . Much more gritty and hands on I thought than the classic character portrayals .