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  • Nathan H.S.Kim makes Stinkpump.  The post appear as “hyung,” which is from Hyung Sun, my name.
  • Nestor takes care of the site, plugs it to various  places, and tries against all odds to make it profitable.  His name is ridiculous.
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  • And now Nestor, by influence of Manuals on Salesmanship and Internet Marketing, will plug books and abuse dearly the exclamation mark.

It’s a steampunk webcomic! Apparently!

What is Steampunk you may ask? Good question! Wikipedia has this to say:

Steampunk is a sub-genre of fantasy and speculative fiction that came into prominence in the 1980s and early 1990s. The term denotes works set in an era or world where steam power is still widely used—usually the 19th century, and often Victorian era England—but with prominent elements of either science fiction or fantasy, such as fictional technological inventions like those found in the works of H. G. Wells and Jules Verne, or real technological developments like the computer occurring at an earlier date. Other examples of steampunk contain alternate history-style presentations of “the path not taken” of such technology as dirigibles, analog computers, or digital mechanical computers (such as Charles Babbage’s Analytical Engine); these frequently are presented in an idealized light, or with a presumption of functionality.

Steampunk is often associated with cyberpunk and shares a similar fanbase and theme of rebellion, but developed as a separate movement (though both have considerable influence on each other). Apart from time period and level of technological development, the main difference between cyberpunk and steampunk is that steampunk settings usually tend to be less obviously dystopian than cyberpunk, or lack dystopian elements entirely.

Various modern utilitarian objects have been modded by individual artisans into a pseudo-Victorian mechanical “steampunk” style, and a number of visual and musical artists have been described as steampunk.

Here’s some viewing and reading materials as well as some swag you can buy to get in character (If you’re the kind of person who needs to wear spiderman underoos while reading comics. Don’t worry we won’t judge you)

Steampunk

Extraordinary Engines: The Definitive Steampunk Anthology

GelaSkins Protective Skin for 17-Inch PC and Mac Laptops

Wormtooth Nation

Steampunk Goggles

The Difference Engine (Spectra special editions)

William gibson, the father of Cyberpunk also tried his hand at 19th century shenanigans.

Steamboy – Director’s Cut (Widescreen Edition)

Akira’s Katsuhiro Otomo made this gorgeous looking film a few years ago. It feels like they ran out of time to tell all the stories they wanted to with the character though, maybe he should’ve tried with a webcomic!

-Nestor

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