The Crossroads of the Aether
Regarding The Science 2.0 Blog Comment: I DID NOT WRITE IT & IT DOES NOT REFLECT MY OPINION, IT WAS WRITTEN BY SOMEONE USING MY NAME! THE OWNER OF THE SITE WILL NOT REMOVE IT STATING HE IS PROTECTING IT FROM CENSORSHIP. I DISAGREE WITH HIS APPROACH AND ARTICLE REGARDING THE WOMEN OF STEAMPUNK.
I fell into steampunk around a year and a half ago. I knew the style but had no idea there was a name for it until I saw a G4 special on tv in which they profiled Jake Von Slatt and Abney Park. I looked up Abney Park and fell in love with the music. I dug in even further and found communities, conventions and parties.
I attended my first steampunk/pirate event in September of 2009 called Pyrate Daze aboard the Queen Mary. Abney Park was playing so I was pleased beyond belief. I was new to dressing up so I was a bit out of my comfort zone but I pressed forward and had a great time. Also in attendance was the League of S.T.E.A.M. who's drive and passion for steampunk inspired me even further.
As I have worked my way through the various styles of steampunk I have finally settled on a variation of both goth and western. The weird mix for me is perfect, a dark side with a western flair.