Today I read a post which went viral enough to have the Huffington Post pick it up and you’ll find a mess of news articles and syndicated stories on what started on January 16th with:
Or #NaNoWhineMo for me!
“So there she was… chained to the bottom of a pit… in a puddle of pee. Robee was gonna get his ass kicked…”
Series: Book Depository, Dystopia, George Orwell, Jay Posey, Utopian and dystopian fiction
by George Orwell, Jay Posey
Genres: Dystopia, Steampunk
Welcome to the Dystopian Hop, 2013
“You are in error, no one is screaming, thank you for your cooperation”
-The Computer, “Paranoia” tabletop RPG
Many thanks to My Shelf Confessions and I am a Reader, Not a Writer for their work in getting this hop together again this year! I am reposting the infamous rant on what true dystopia is from my lovely huz Geoff. I am honored to have him remind me! Today I am offering up a copy of a Paperback copy of THREE from Jay Posey from Book Depository (INT) (see my REVIEW which was also part of my Mama’s Kitchen Mondays recipe series with some great dystopian fare!)
I was asked what I thought the Steampunk culture was all about earlier this week… I had to think because it is about many things, but if I were to nail it down to a short and sweet thing.. it would be steampunk is about creation, invention and experimenting with specific styles…
For the next three weeks I am going to be having spotlights, articles, editorials and commentaries centered around Steampunk. Much of my focus in sub-cultures has been centered around the garb (clothing), food and photography. Be it Steampunk, cyberpunk and medieval reinactment (SCA). I have always been fascinated with the ideology of “punk” defining a sub-culture. Being partnered to an actual Punk musician has allowed for a much broader learning base than just dress up, eat and be merry. Steampunk itself for me was an easy win. I already was in love with the literature. Plus, I can admit I like pretties, and there are a few pretties I am especially fond of. Hats, corsets and eye-wear (on top of my flip-flop obsession, my sunglasses and other eye-wear collection is something to behold)…
Guess what are the top three things in a steampunks steamer trunk?