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maxmordon
04-02-2011, 02:46 AM
Y'all have been conned, bamboozled, I tell you! Ya see some 5-cent word by some Ivy League chaps and then you start with all this turn-of-the-century bedlam.

Well, wake up and smell the manure, sunshine! Ever tried one of those corsets, kiddos? You can barely last an hour with those maiden aunt torture devices! And the kings and emperors? They all ran to the hills as soon as the kaiser left. As quick as you can say sauerkraut, mac!

See? I am a real visionaire, Dieselpunk, that is the future! Flappers and pinstripe-suited men drinking all the whiskey you can imagine while striking back the mobsters, krauts and the ruskies with a tommy gun in one hand, a raygun in the other, our two-way comunicator wristwatch and returning home back in time to listen Captain Midnight on the Blue Network. Now that's the cat's paw! Catch my drift?

Believe me, when I am right, I am right, do I look like a crook to you? Has your old pal Frank Fontaine ever lied to you?

BeatrixKiddo
04-02-2011, 09:11 AM
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MeanMachine
10-17-2013, 10:19 PM
I don't know if either Dieselpunk or Steampunk can be deffined as 'The Future', but for my WIP's sake, I just hope that Dieselpunk will, well, not die. Sure would be nice if it grew a little more, too.

jennontheisland
10-17-2013, 11:07 PM
I'm just waiting for PunkPunk to show up.

jjdebenedictis
10-18-2013, 01:12 AM
Are we going to have Microprocesserpunk someday too?

benbradley
10-18-2013, 03:11 AM
Are we going to have Microprocesserpunk someday too?
Yeah, and it'll have its subgenres - 4bitpunk, 8bitpunk and 16bitpunk, which will finally lead back into cyberpunk.

triceretops
10-18-2013, 03:41 AM
How about animalpunk?

jjdebenedictis
10-18-2013, 05:11 AM
Yeah, and it'll have its subgenres - 4bitpunk, 8bitpunk and 16bitpunk, which will finally lead back into cyberpunk.Whoa, I just got dizzy!

Would the second coming of cyberpunk be cyberpunkpunk, then? (Not to be confused with punkpunk, of course.)

jjdebenedictis
10-18-2013, 05:12 AM
How about animalpunk?That sounds like something you might step in if you're not minding your feet at the park.

maxmordon
10-18-2013, 05:23 AM
Was The Flintstones rockpunk?

benbradley
10-18-2013, 05:25 AM
Whoa, I just got dizzy!

Would the second coming of cyberpunk be cyberpunkpunk, then? (Not to be confused with punkpunk, of course.)
It might be cybercyberpunk (known by insiders as c2punk), but regardless, it could all be closer than you think.

The Singularitypunk Is NEAR!

maxmordon
10-18-2013, 05:27 AM
Singularity will be the future's broken promise, along flying cars and virtual reality.

Albedo
10-18-2013, 05:44 AM
Are we going to have Microprocesserpunk someday too?

I've heard valvepunk and transistorpunk used semi-seriously, for retro mid-century settings. Think reel to reel, banks of flashing lights, and HAL!

jjdebenedictis
10-18-2013, 06:24 AM
I'm now envisioning iPunk, which would be based on the technology of the past ten years.

Lyra Jean
10-18-2013, 08:34 AM
Can anyone name some good dieselpunk to read?

Caitlin Black
10-18-2013, 09:19 AM
What about VHS Punk? Technology never progressed past VHS - just think of all the fun you could have! A Special Feature would be a tape that didn't get chewed up by the head. :D

jjdebenedictis
10-18-2013, 09:58 AM
What about VHS Punk? Technology never progressed past VHS - just think of all the fun you could have! A Special Feature would be a tape that didn't get chewed up by the head. :DWould Betamax be the hero or the villain? Tragic, either way.

Caitlin Black
10-18-2013, 10:30 AM
Oh, you'd only include Betamax if you had a strong fantasy element. Mmhmm.

Chris P
10-19-2013, 09:50 AM
Petrolpunk has a nice ring to it.

Caitlin Black
10-19-2013, 01:16 PM
"I Can't Believe It's Not Butter" Punk.

Lock thread.

benbradley
10-20-2013, 07:20 AM
On July 16, 1945, a new genre was created.

Nukepunk.