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Thursday, September 8, 2011
Can Steampunk mix with Romance?
What is the first thing you think of when you hear the word "Steampunk"? Besides the what is that? For me, I envision copper, steam engines, large steel boilers, and coal. All hard objects, right? Steampunk is about the elements of life that are hard, working in places you'd rather not just to afford how you live, to deal with people you'd rather avoid or to suffer through something because it needs to be done.
You can ask any steampunker do they believe romance can mix with Steampunk and the answer'll you'll more than likely will get will be, "I don't see why not". Why not? Victorian era was all about romance mixing with the indutrial revolution. A perfect example would be women's fashion. They were required to wear corsets, yet the material for their dresses were soft and had at least one ruffle somewhere. Queen Victoria herself wore strickly black after her husband died yet it was usually tafetta, silks and velvets. Hard colors within soft fabrics.
Now, I ask can Steampunk and Romance mix? I have to say yes, wholeheartedly. Where would life be without the romance, the hope for the future?
What are your hopes for the future? Find a hard spot in your life and think of something soft, romantic, you can put in that spot. What would it be and why?