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Say it ain't so, Abe: Steampunk
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Say it ain't so, Abe: Steampunk get usage counts

This is a repurposed Demotivator. I think it's not clear or witty.

A good image should feel right*, maybe show "airships and giant robots powered by steam".

* note: would need permission for second, and judging by the page it's from, may not get it

edited 22nd Jan '12 4:14:52 PM by rodneyAnonymous

Becky: Who are you? The Mysterious Stranger: An angel.
Huck: What's your name? The Mysterious Stranger: Satan.
Fallen Paladin
[up]Yeah, that's not a very good picture.

I like your first image. It pretty much has it all.
You always take us with you when you go
 3 Deboss, Sun, 22nd Jan '12 2:12:55 AM from Awesomeville Texas
I see the Awesomeness.
Girl Genius is the first thing that comes to mind, but I'll admit to not being familiar with the X Punk genres to know if that counts or not.
 4 Dragon Quest Z, Sun, 22nd Jan '12 12:20:08 PM from Somewhere in California
The Other Troper
[up]That comic falls under Gaslamp Fantasy more (it even named that genre).
I'm on the internet. My arguments are invalid.
I believe the primary distinction between Steampunk and Gaslamp Fantasy is whether or not magic is involved. (On that note, withdrawing the dragon.)
Becky: Who are you? The Mysterious Stranger: An angel.
Huck: What's your name? The Mysterious Stranger: Satan.
 6 Synchronicity, Mon, 23rd Jan '12 3:22:06 AM Relationship Status: I-It's not like I like you, or anything!
Frustrated Teenagerisms
http://viliflik.files.wordpress.com/2011/10/6.jpg?w=590 from this blog post?

Google fu:

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edited 22nd Jun '12 11:16:30 PM by lu127

"Oh no."
 7 Dragon Quest Z, Mon, 23rd Jan '12 9:00:29 AM from Somewhere in California
The Other Troper
[up]Don't put the entire image addresses as link text. It just screws up the formatting. This is actually the reason we have pothole formatting.
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[up][up]Dude...

How does one try and capture an entire genre in one image anyway? Guess trying to get across the style...

Cityscapes are going to be messy. Could also go for a vehicle... Though I am fond of this image.

I think a city-scape might cover it rather well. Gears and steam engines and airships and such. Maybe a frame from Steamboy?

From 6:

edited 25th Jan '12 5:38:09 PM by rodneyAnonymous

Becky: Who are you? The Mysterious Stranger: An angel.
Huck: What's your name? The Mysterious Stranger: Satan.
 10 Willbyr, Wed, 25th Jan '12 8:00:09 PM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
Anime-ted
[up] I can't clearly tell that anything in there fits aside from the fins on the airships.
Here is that first one:

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Becky: Who are you? The Mysterious Stranger: An angel.
Huck: What's your name? The Mysterious Stranger: Satan.
I like the girl from 8.

 13 Gambachah, Thu, 15th Mar '12 5:48:23 PM from Pueblo, Colorado
Gambachah
I am in support of a frame from Steamboy, possibly one showing the full tower?

 14 Willbyr, Thu, 15th Mar '12 8:28:45 PM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
Anime-ted
[up] When I saw that this thread had gotten a reply, I thought about Steamboy...if we can find something good from that, that would be great.
 15 flamingcarrot, Wed, 11th Apr '12 8:49:21 AM from Tractorshire Relationship Status: Dancing with myself
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I think The Other Wiki might have beaten us here.

edited 11th Apr '12 8:49:48 AM by flamingcarrot

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How about this?
 
I don't like the Verne-Wells picture one bit. For one, the writing on top is bloody impossible to read.

For another, and more importantly, the ray guns and helmets make it look like Fallout-style retro futurism, not steampunk.

When I think of steampunk, I think of clockwork.

edited 16th May '12 11:10:32 AM by David7204

 18 Dragon Quest Z, Wed, 16th May '12 11:47:20 AM from Somewhere in California
The Other Troper
[up]That's Clock Punk that uses clockwork.
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 19 Final Starman, Fri, 22nd Jun '12 11:13:13 PM from Clinton, Massachusetts
I agree that the current image is not actually funny. The image in post 9 would work better.
Fallen Paladin
I like Verne and Wells. The retro glass helmets and uniform-like space suits give off a very 19th century vibe to me.
You always take us with you when you go
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Found a funny Sesame Street one.

Also, I found a My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic one,

Can't find any safe websites without the shirts, though.

edited 23rd Jun '12 10:27:17 AM by blackadder98

Always hiding my keys in the bug bucket, you bastard dog.
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Okay, wait. This guy's fucking awesome.
Always hiding my keys in the bug bucket, you bastard dog.
 23 Shadow Hog, Sat, 23rd Jun '12 12:35:56 PM from Earth Relationship Status: Healthy, deeply-felt respect for this here Shotgun
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Indeed he is.
Moon
That's like a jillion times more steampunk than the current "image".
Becky: Who are you? The Mysterious Stranger: An angel.
Huck: What's your name? The Mysterious Stranger: Satan.
Is it time for a crowner? I don't see enough consensus on a single image.
The Internet misuses, abuses, and overuses everything.

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