The *Moors are underknown in this age for sharing the gems of their cultural renaissance with Spain and other countries which is a disservice to anyone desiring the bigger alt-historical picture. We wish to honor them, and all underrepresented cultures past and present disincluded in the mainstream from which the masses drink, and hope you do as well. The celebration of all roots is indeed a beautiful partaking. We thankyou for your part in it. Moorwing Archive is named for the flight of lost knowledge returning to mass memory, the elation of potential, and the wing of innovation Steamcraft offers to all underrepresented and indie-minded cultures. We celebrate the diversity in everything here. Even the fae, lycan, and any variety of Otherkin histories/mystories are taken into reverent account *_^
The tour is at three (if you are not in the front hall promptly, you will have to return to your cabin for that hour). Don't forget to ask for your free pair of Tour-issue Imagist goggles, freshly shipped in from beyond the era-threads from a steam-village in the mind-coves of Tunisia.
You can take them home.
If you lose your pass, see your group leader immediately! Roiibus tea and Raspberry-Papaya Tartlets are available to those who paid ahead for the Era-talks
taking place in the East Wing.
*Pre-dating Islam, the term 'Moor' dates back to the people of Numidia in 202 BC-46 BC (an ancient Berber kingdom/NorthAfrica), and includes the people of Berber and later Arabian peoples
*See the forums to read and share information about the Maroons, Gullah, Haitian independence, Asian, East Indian, Arabian, other indigenous peoples we may be unaware of or only faintly familiar with. We're very interested in underreported culture from across the globe.
Fantastical Otherkin are also celebrated here.
Share your history and art culture with the archive, or utilize the information here in the creation of your works. Please see as well Jhameia.blogspot com
, Black Science Fiction Society Steampunk group
, Beyond Victoriana
and SandrineThomas' Steam-Amour blog
for content that promotes diversity in Steampunk, and in general. If you know of others actively promoting diverse-steam, please let us know by starting a thread, so we may list them.
*Please feel free to extend items celebrating diverse steam by posting news, reviews, and creations you own copyright to (or have permission to post in whole or as fan media) in the Archive
. Please be advised we do honor removal requests if copyright holders feel work has been posted in a way they don't or haven't approved of.
Please be very careful with creations dealing in cultures outside your own. In the spirit of reconstruction, after much damage done by way of colonization, the sanctity of identity through authentic voice is extremely important. The main intent here is to celebrate and raise awareness of diverse/"other" steamcraft. Please feel free to ask questions, do research, and extend ideas that pave the way for the celebration of all-culture. We all respect one another on the Moorwing, and speak without need for passive-aggression or similar. Communication is a beautiful thing, especially amongst a crowd as discerning as that which gathers here. It's an honor to be amongst you.
-PZ (via Modern-Speak translator)clockwatch image: Celadon design