History Main / Dieselpunk

10th Feb '16 12:36:56 PM EricaB
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* RavagedEarth, a SavageWorlds setting by RealityBlurs. It is 30+ years after the [[WarOfTheWorlds Martian invasion]], and the world has undergone drastic changes thanks to the effects of the alien metal the Martians' tripods were made of.
28th Jan '16 10:12:18 PM DeltaDart
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** ''Anime/CastleInTheSky'' (1986). The [[StateSec villains]] are [[BigFancyCastle based]] [[CoolAirship around]] this trope, while the heroes are more rooted in SteamPunk.
4th Jan '16 3:02:31 AM jormis29
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** ''VideoGame/WolfensteinTheNewOrder'' (2013)
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** ''VideoGame/WolfensteinTheNewOrder'' (2013)(2014) ** ''VideoGame/WolfensteinTheOldBlood'' (2015)
29th Dec '15 8:12:23 AM Misiael
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* ''{{Rork}}'' (1984-2012)
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* ''{{Rork}}'' ''ComicBook/{{Rork}}'' (1984-2012)
29th Dec '15 8:10:45 AM Misiael
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* ''{{Rork}}'' (1984-2012)
26th Dec '15 8:34:40 PM erforce
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** ''Hellboy II: The Golden Army'' (2008)
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** ''Hellboy II: The Golden Army'' ''Film/HellboyIITheGoldenArmy'' (2008)
26th Dec '15 1:31:53 PM GnomeTitan
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Shoehorning. Biggles is very far from any kind of Punk Punk and lacks most of the other elements of the genre as well.
* The ''Literature/{{Biggles}}'' (1932-1968) books
18th Dec '15 6:22:40 AM Willbyr
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* ''{{Texhnolyze}}'' is a mixture of dieselpunk aesthetics and CyberPunk technology.
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* ''{{Texhnolyze}}'' ''Anime/{{Texhnolyze}}'' is a mixture of dieselpunk aesthetics and CyberPunk technology.
18th Dec '15 6:22:05 AM Willbyr
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A PunkPunk genre of SpeculativeFiction based on the [[TheRoaringTwenties 1920s]] - 1950s period, spiced up with retro-futuristic innovations and occult elements. The dieselpunk narrative is characterized by conflict vs the [[CrapsackWorld undefeatable]] ([[LostWorld nature]], [[CityNoir society]], [[CosmicHorrorStory cosmic]]), strong use of technology, and GreyAndGrayMorality. The protagonists are often HeroicNeutral and have low social status.
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A Dieselpunk is a PunkPunk genre of SpeculativeFiction based on the [[TheRoaringTwenties 1920s]] 1920s]] - 1950s period, spiced up with retro-futuristic innovations and and occult elements. The dieselpunk narrative is characterized by conflict vs the [[CrapsackWorld undefeatable]] ([[LostWorld nature]], [[CityNoir society]], [[CosmicHorrorStory cosmic]]), strong use of technology, and GreyAndGrayMorality. The protagonists are often HeroicNeutral and have low social status.

Period technology encompasses everything found in SteamPunk, but internal combustion and electric power in combination with new materials (better alloys, plastics, etc) makes machinery lighter, stronger, and more versatile. The airliner is the prime example of this, but cars, trucks, tractors, and diesel-powered electrical generators are even more important in reshaping the world. [[TankGoodness Armored]] [[MilitaryMashupMachine vehicles]] and useable submarines are less common but still important innovations. Wireless radio leads to the rise of broadcasting as an information medium. Anachronistic super-advanced technology, often of the AwesomeButImpractical variety, such as GiantFlyer, SpiderTank, DisintegratorRay might occur. Such technology might be secret super weapons of a villain, or HomemadeInventions by the hero or his friends.
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Period technology encompasses everything found in SteamPunk, but but internal combustion and electric power in combination with new materials materials (better alloys, plastics, etc) makes machinery lighter, stronger, and more more versatile. The airliner is the prime example of this, but cars, trucks, trucks, tractors, and diesel-powered electrical generators are even more important important in reshaping the world. [[TankGoodness Armored]] [[MilitaryMashupMachine vehicles]] and useable submarines are less less common but still important innovations. Wireless radio leads to the rise of of broadcasting as an information medium. Anachronistic super-advanced super-advanced technology, often of the AwesomeButImpractical variety, such as GiantFlyer, GiantFlyer, SpiderTank, DisintegratorRay might occur. Such technology might be secret secret super weapons of a villain, or HomemadeInventions by the hero or his friends.

Also called "Ottensian" Dieselpunk after Nick Ottens, some guy on the Internet, who postulated it. This is the most optimistic form of dieselpunk. Progress seems unstoppable and the future is bright. Things are designed to be stylish and opulent, ornamental and efficient at the same time. Think Bauhaus architecture and design, ArtDeco, Expressionism, the 1939 New York World Fair. A good setting for a ScienceHero.
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Also called "Ottensian" Dieselpunk after Nick Ottens, some guy on the Internet, who postulated it. This is the most optimistic form of dieselpunk. Progress seems unstoppable unstoppable and the future is bright. Things are designed to be stylish and opulent, ornamental and and efficient at the same time. Think Bauhaus architecture and design, ArtDeco, Expressionism, the 1939 New York World Fair. A good setting for a ScienceHero.

Similar to Diesel Deco, but generally DarkerAndEdgier. Emphasizes the downside of economic and technological progress. Society is plagued by crime and corruption, technology seems to be at its most effective in producing increasingly effective weaponry. The occult basically amounts to BlackMagic (including [[ReligionIsMagic exotic religions]]), SealedEvilInACan might turn up in an archeological dig and subsequently have to be stopped to avoid TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt.
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Similar to Diesel Deco, but generally DarkerAndEdgier. Emphasizes the the downside of economic and technological progress. Society is plagued by by crime and corruption, technology seems to be at its most effective in in producing increasingly effective weaponry. The occult basically amounts to to BlackMagic (including [[ReligionIsMagic exotic religions]]), religions]]), SealedEvilInACan might turn up in an archeological dig and subsequently subsequently have to be stopped to avoid TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt.

UsefulNotes/WorldWarII did start and ended because there isn't anything left to fight over, and very few resources left to fight with, or even to sustain civilization. It's essentially a post-apocalyptic milieu, and certainly not a very common dieselpunk flavor.
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UsefulNotes/WorldWarII did start and ended because there isn't anything left to fight fight over, and very few resources left to fight with, or even to sustain sustain civilization. It's essentially a post-apocalyptic milieu, and certainly not a very common dieselpunk flavor.

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UsefulNotes/WorldWarII did start and ended because there isn't anything left to fight over, and very few resources left to fight with, or even to sustain civilization. It's essentially a post-apocalyptic milieu, and certainly not a very common dieselpunk flavor. ----

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UsefulNotes/WorldWarII did start and ended because there isn't anything left to fight over, and very few resources left to fight with, or even to sustain civilization. It's essentially a post-apocalyptic milieu, and certainly not a very common dieselpunk flavor.
13th Dec '15 3:21:36 PM Doug86
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* ''OBrotherWhereArtThou'' does to the interbellum/Depression period what other dieselpunk films do to the deco and war periods. * ''SinCity'' doesn't actually include dieselpunk tech elements (although an incredibly high-tech medical science is at least hinted at), but as a revisionist neo-noir, it's definitely got a dieselpunk attitude.
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* ''OBrotherWhereArtThou'' ''Film/OBrotherWhereArtThou'' does to the interbellum/Depression period what other dieselpunk films do to the deco and war periods. * ''SinCity'' ''Film/SinCity'' doesn't actually include dieselpunk tech elements (although an incredibly high-tech medical science is at least hinted at), but as a revisionist neo-noir, it's definitely got a dieselpunk attitude.
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