it's very true that a good part of what calls itself steampunk is actually copper plated aristocracy. that doesn't deserve the steam and much less the punk

if your main character is a rich heterosexual man and the only woman in the story a romantic interest it's actually called steam-ingpileoshit

@CobaltVelvet There isn’t anything less punk than steampunk at this point

@CobaltVelvet Neo-Victoriana is how I see it, usually complete with all the ~isms of the original.

@CobaltVelvet Everybody wants to dress well and pretend to be the rich, dashing hero.

Nobody wants to be the poor fucker maimed in a steam boiler explosion.

@CobaltVelvet If it's not Queen Victoria making a guest appearance, It's Ada Lovelace.

Eve turned up in The Frankenstein Chronicles.

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