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New to steampunk

Hello, names Jonathon, and I'm new to the world of Steampunk. I've been trying to find a fashion that I liked, something elegant, yet something different then what is considered 'elegant' by today's standards. I have always had a love for Victorian fashion, yet I always felt that something was missing in what I saw. I was about to give up and go back to the more Victorian and Gothic styles that I was already looking at getting into, when my gf (a lolita) saw some neat stuff on one of the communities that she belongs to online. All in all, i was hooked the first moment that I saw some of the stuff they had posted there. It was that perfect clash of old world fashion and technology that I wanted (but didn't really know i wanted till i saw it) that i thought was missing in so many other things.

The problem is, I'm having troubles finding good stores and websites that have the more elegant/atistocratic steampunk/neo victorian styles that I'm looking for. I would really love it if I could get some pointers from those of you who have been at this for a little while.

Thanks in advance, friends
Jonathon W. Dell

Why ebay is some times OK.

The International Telectroscope wave!


OK if you do not know who Datamancer is look at this link:
http://www.datamancer.net/

The example of why he is so good
http://www.datamancer.net/steampunklaptop/steampunklaptop.htm

and why I wish I had the cash for this.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=260247345958

That is one of the best things I have seen on Ebay in a very long time.

The International Telectroscope wave!

The International Telectroscope wave!

My loved people who dwell in the wonderful areas of NY and my favorite city across the pond, London.

Let's have an Event shall we? Let's wave at each other across those thousands of miles dressed as best as we can, thus in a small way talking over that time and space.

I propose to you The International Telectroscope wave!
http://www.tiscali.co.uk/telectroscope/

On June 7th

http://www.tiscali.co.uk/telectroscope/cn/visit/newyork.php
NYC area people meet up at the telectroscope at 2pm.

http://www.tiscali.co.uk/telectroscope/cn/visit/london.php
London area people meet up by it at 7pm your time.

Then in an odd way via the telectoscope we are all meeting up at once and can wave at one another!

For any NY area people who come there will be more stuff to do after this.

London people you should go to Around The World In 80 Days, from White Mischief afterward (http://www.brassgoggles.co.uk/brassgoggles/?p=814#comments) perhaps this can be your pre-event before the event.

This could be the first of its kind. I have already emailed the site about it and so far they seem to love the idea.

Bring your cameras this could be a great deal of fun.
So... who's in?

Steampunk on London Bridge.. and New York!

What ho, now at the scoop in London. Typical of the same crew that did the Sultans Elephant, they set the whole thing up in stages, it began one morning with a drill coming out of the ground.. the next morning, it was complete..



Very few people know of the existence of a secret transatlantic tunnel running between London and New York. The brainchild of an eccentric Victorian engineer, Alexander Stanhope St George, it was never completed and St George died, bankrupt and insane, his life's work abandoned. Over a century later, the engineer's great-grandson, Paul St George, discovered the location of the tunnel as well as his ancestor's plans for an invention called a Telectroscope: an astonishing device allowing people on one side of the world to see right through the tunnel from one end to the other…

Artichoke is the company that brought The Sultan's Elephant to London in 2006. Its latest project is inspired by Victorian dreamers: men who imagined the impossible, from suspension bridges to metal steamships, from canals through the countryside to viaducts through mountain ranges. Now it is collaborating with the artist Paul St George to create a pair of telectroscopes that will be open to the public in London and New York, providing an extraordinary window across the world…

http://www.tiscali.co.uk/telectroscope/

Babbage’s Difference Engine No. 2

The Computer History Museum, in Mountain View, California had a full-size replica of the Engine bult, that will be open for display to the Public on May 10.

taxidermy steampunk..

For those that liked my taxidermy, (sorry if your not interested, but a lot of you were...)

It's finally up! It took me ages to work it out, but it's now done! Please go along and see, and let me know if you run into any problems that I can fix :)

http://amandasautopsies.com