And I left it as a response to a post on LiveJournal...
But it does make an interesting question...what is your Steampunk? Are you a neo-Victorian, an Abney Park style Steampunk or something a little different from that? Here is what I left as a reply:
Alright, this is "MY" Steampunk world....I live in the year 2009... Place: Sydney, Australia.
Britannia still rules the waves.
Queen Victoria still reigns over the Empire. (Don't ask...it has something to do with a cup of tea and a Marconi set)
The use of steam power never ended. Why reinvent the wheel?
And my Elegant Steam has a lot of Punk in it.
It is where the past meets the future in the present.
And if anyone wants to tell me that I'm playing make believe wrong, well, I will be a lady and politely blow a raspberry at you and wander off.
And it is true...I live in the here and now. My Victorian England never ended.
2 days ago