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PostSubject: Re: Plea for Reader Suggestions!   Sun Jan 13, 2008 10:04 am

We do need our "darlings" though. Those non-sporting men who keep us ladies amused while the lads are out shooting things. Or whatever it is they get up to. Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Plea for Reader Suggestions!   Tue Jan 22, 2008 4:23 pm

I think the 'Steampunk' terminology was coined from a book co-written by William Gibson and Bruce Sterling called 'the Difference Engine'. It presented an alternative Victorian dystopia where Charles Babbages Analytical engine was successful, and the computer age had arrived a century early. There are all kinds of mad things in this book, Byron is the Prime minister of
Great Britain!

William Gibson also wrote a book called 'Neuromancer' which apparently coined the term 'Cyberpunk'. I believe this is what influenced the term 'Steampunk' to represent fiction and crackers machinery inspired by Victorian era technology.

More reading on this at wikipedia-

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steampunk

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PostSubject: Re: Plea for Reader Suggestions!   Tue Jan 22, 2008 6:46 pm

The bubbler wrote:

William Gibson also wrote a book called 'Neuromancer' which apparently coined the term 'Cyberpunk'.

I'm pretty sure Gibson also coined the term "cyberspace" in Neuromancer. I'm not a fan, but a lot of computer geeks are, and thus, many words and phrased he coined have now found their way into common usage by the general populace in regards to computer technology, especially internet-related terminology.
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PostSubject: Re: Plea for Reader Suggestions!   Fri Feb 22, 2008 9:37 am

I think steampunk is generally more utopian than dystopian, whereas cyperpunk is vice versa. Don't quote me though. Brass Goggles is a nice steampunk site.

The most I've really delved into it is watching Steamboy; a rather good anime.

Anyway, as far as suggestions go- there aren't that many that can't be equally interesting to ladies. Maybe shaving and gents' clothing are the only (mostly) exclusive topics.

BTW, nice to see you here Bubbler me old mucker!
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PostSubject: Re: Plea for Reader Suggestions!   Fri Feb 22, 2008 9:40 am

Well, I don't know about the other ladies, but I am most interested in men's shaving and clothing!

However, I have problem in making one of the forums Gents Only, so they can talk all manner of rudeness and we don't have to be exposed to it!

So you let me know, fellas, what you need.
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PostSubject: Re: Plea for Reader Suggestions!   Wed Jun 17, 2009 9:55 pm

BygoneKnits wrote:
The bubbler wrote:

William Gibson also wrote a book called 'Neuromancer' which apparently coined the term 'Cyberpunk'.

I'm pretty sure Gibson also coined the term "cyberspace" in Neuromancer. I'm not a fan, but a lot of computer geeks are, and thus, many words and phrased he coined have now found their way into common usage by the general populace in regards to computer technology, especially internet-related terminology.

He did indeed coin the term. Neuromancer has one of the best opening sentences of a novel, second only to the opening of 100 Years of Solitude. "The sky above the port was the color of television tuned to a dead channel."
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PostSubject: Re: Plea for Reader Suggestions!   Wed Jun 17, 2009 9:57 pm

Oh, I mean to suggest a regular place to post pics of the fellas in their attire or even a communal photo album of fashion, a little easier to flip through than the threads.
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PostSubject: Re: Plea for Reader Suggestions!   Thu Jun 18, 2009 7:52 am

It just so happens that Mimi has started a blog for exactly that purpose:

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