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
@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 daaaaang brilliant girl
@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.
seeAlso: Stross on this problem.