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Steampunk Portal Gun

Started this discussion. Last reply by TheAtomicSoul Aug 8, 2011. 7 Replies

Hey gang!I'm in the beginning phases of making a steampunk inspired portal gun (from Valve's Portal game). The gun shown is not mine, but a just reference. …Continue

Tags: science, question, opinion, 1880, mod

Bands/Songs that Incorporate Tesla Coils?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dr. Lavinia Dayton May 1, 2011. 1 Reply

Hi guys!Wow, I haven't been on here in awhile. That's what college does to ya I guess. Anyway, I was digging through my friends movie collection and stumbled on the Sorcerer's Apprentice w/ Nicolas…Continue

Why do Steampunkers wear goggles?

Started this discussion. Last reply by A D Cruize Sep 7, 2011. 72 Replies

Hey gang,I was trying to explain steampunk to my dad over the Thanksgiving break, and I thought it did it quite well. However, his number one question was "Why does everyone where goggles?" I've…Continue

Tags: occupations, why, jedi, goggles, steampunk

What is this called?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kat McCorbie Sep 16, 2010. 6 Replies

Hi guys. I'm trying to find one of these:…Continue

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A D Cruize replied to Jonathan Phoenyx's discussion Why do Steampunkers wear goggles?
"Even if my persona were not an aviator, I am afraid that they would be necessary. Who knows when an errant splash of absinthe might (heavens forfend) miss the mouth."
Sep 7, 2011
Athene Radcliffe, Ph.D. replied to Jonathan Phoenyx's discussion Why do Steampunkers wear goggles?
"Given the weather here in Maryland today, a bathing cap would be just the ticket"
Sep 7, 2011
Ursula replied to Jonathan Phoenyx's discussion Why do Steampunkers wear goggles?
"LOL"
Sep 6, 2011
Major Girth replied to Jonathan Phoenyx's discussion Why do Steampunkers wear goggles?
"Because wearing bathing caps everywhere would be just plain silly..."
Sep 6, 2011
Luke replied to Jonathan Phoenyx's discussion Why do Steampunkers wear goggles?
"I wonder if the big reason that goggles become so widespread in steampunk was not the WW1 factor: If that's not steampunk I'll eat my hat. "
Sep 6, 2011
Liam Finnegan replied to Jonathan Phoenyx's discussion Why do Steampunkers wear goggles?
"Because apparently they are required to get into the "World's Largest Steampunk Gathering" at Dragon*Con for the Guiness Record.  I've heard of many turned away for not having goggles."
Sep 5, 2011
kirk dorton replied to Jonathan Phoenyx's discussion Why do Steampunkers wear goggles?
"as for "aviation", any early operator[airplane , zep or baloon] needed goggles to protect eyes and see better.airplane wind shields and cockpits were a long way off.driving the same thing, watch the tv series"bearcats" from the…"
Sep 5, 2011
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Sep 4, 2011
Charlotte Quinn Marson replied to Jonathan Phoenyx's discussion Why do Steampunkers wear goggles?
"As my high school chemistry teacher used to say as we hung up our goggles after lab, "Always use protection."  They're not the same goggles, but the same concept applies, right? Teachers and their innuendos these days... :)"
Sep 2, 2011
Athene Radcliffe, Ph.D. replied to Jonathan Phoenyx's discussion Why do Steampunkers wear goggles?
"And of course, Google goggles http://katherineshieldsdesigns.com/?page_id=83  "
Sep 2, 2011
James Fogg replied to Jonathan Phoenyx's discussion Why do Steampunkers wear goggles?
"To my understanding is because most of the steampunk characters, being aviators, mechanics or engeneers had to wear them in order to protect their eyes."
Sep 2, 2011
G.A. Jack Hammerquist replied to Jonathan Phoenyx's discussion Why do Steampunkers wear goggles?
"Just a my two cents on the matter. Goggles although were not common place in the way back when times we all wish had stuck around longer, they stood out even then as practical elements of that era. Planes, motor bikes, automobiles, even  steam…"
Sep 2, 2011
Ursula replied to Jonathan Phoenyx's discussion Why do Steampunkers wear goggles?
"And your cat can't scratch your eyes out!"
Sep 2, 2011
Faolon De Louzac Silverflame replied to Jonathan Phoenyx's discussion Why do Steampunkers wear goggles?
"My answer-- they are so very niffty. I can go on my air ship or in my automotive device. They are even handy in the west Texas wind storms. I live in west Texas by the way and blowing sand tends to sting. oh and did I mention oh shiny. But the…"
Sep 2, 2011
Luke replied to Jonathan Phoenyx's discussion Why do Steampunkers wear goggles?
"I can attest that "ze goggles, zey do nozzing" Unexpected time travel is unpleasant regardless. ;) Luke "
Sep 2, 2011
Earl Grey (The Mad Aristocrat) replied to Jonathan Phoenyx's discussion Why do Steampunkers wear goggles?
"In case of unexpected time travel."
Sep 2, 2011

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Introduction
I've loved steampunk my entire life, but never had a name to put with it until recently. I looking for any steampunkers in my area to hang out with.
Currently a member of the Steampunk Illumination Society.
About me:
I'm a Cinema-Television Major at SMU and love movies! My favorite Steampunk-esque movie would have to be Treasure Planet. I am currently developing my stop motion skills, but my expertise seems to be editing media and writing.

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At 10:06am on September 1, 2011, Jolly Roger said…
Bravo sir! great video montage very well done;)
At 6:55am on July 15, 2010, Marquis of Vaudeville said…
Hello Monsieur Lester, Welcome to the Empire, Good Sir. Did you happen to receive the invitation to the group as you requested? It would have been sent to your personal email. We hope that all is well in your world and that we shall meet you quite soon.

Kind Regards,
Marquis of Vaudeville
At 9:45pm on July 14, 2010, becky ann demonja/Silver Thorne said…
Good evening Master Jonathan -
Allow we to welcome you aboard The Steel Rose. As you can see we will be docking in Garland this weekend and truly hope you can join us. We look forward to meeting you in person as well as communicating on line.

Your Servant - Captain Silver Thorne
 
 
 

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