The Crossroads of the Aether
Hi! I’m so glad that there’s an introductory thread here. Might as well introduce myself!
I first became acquainted with steampunk a few Christmases ago when I received the first Professor Layton game. The world is not completely steampunk but it does feature a lot of elements of the genre. (Especially Unwound Future) I started drawing a lot of steampunk-like stuff with my limited knowledge about it. After my interest in the Professor Layton franchise declined I gradually stopped making art featuring cogs and Victorian cities.
I became reacquainted with steampunk about several months ago when I became interested in costuming. The props and the outfits were amazing! It was only until then where I learned that there was a very dedicated fandom for it. I immediately felt at home once I became a part of the community and I have no plans on leaving it any time soon.
As for my persona, Sawbones is a strange cocktail of things I find interesting. I’ve always been fascinated by doctors and how they treated patients before modern science and medicine. I also like mad scientists too, so she’s a doctor with out a medical license. She’s not much like me when it comes to personality; she represents the courage I wish I had in social situations. The other elements to her make what probably is my favorite trope: A jerk with a heart of gold.
I'm Robert Steffen.
In the real world, I spent 6 years driving M1s.
My dad put in 37 years working for the railroad, and from him I've learned quite a bit about the railroad system, and that's where I got my appreciation for steam power. I've done my homework, I've joined the Steam Automobile Club of America, and I'm either in the process of getting all the books I can scare up on steam power. I've also put in two years towards a degree in prototype & design, or industrial model making. There's a lot that entails, so if you want to know more, please contact me. or something.
My character persona is that of a landship officer, although its somewhat still in development (I really can't see the point of having a character without a vehicle.)
Anyways. That's me, in a nutshell. I hope...
I'm Gillig. I have no idea what I am doing really. I enjoy costuming and some comics like Girl Genius. The reason I got into Steampunk was one day on my travels I came upon an condemned house. The door was wide open and no one was around so I decided I would check it out (I didn't hurt or take anything and all the doors were wide open) it had cool brass fixtures and all kinds of neat stuff. I felt like I was time traveling (the house was built in the 20's and the decor and building style was very fitting. The aesthetic really reminded me of some steampunk comics and artwork I saw online so I knew I needed to get involved in Steampunk.
For the record I don't recommend trespassing as it is dangerous and sometimes illegal. I feel as an adult I can accept the risk of doing such things and I know better than to vandalize or steal things.
Hello, and welcome.
If you like looking at abandoned properties and items allow me to recommend:
It's fascinating and terribly sad all at once.