individually arranged, they served no purpose other than to just turn at random speeds. But later were fixed in place due to complications and dropping it a couple times lol. Not to mention we had no real way to govern the speed of anything without making the movement more complex and thus thickening the depth of the piece, witch we did not want to do.
I would love to fave this. I think it's beautiful. But your description put me off completely. So what if people are doing it badly? Do it right, know that you're doing it right, and enjoy a genre that has the potential to be mindblowing if you care, and pretty meh if you don't. You know. Like everything else in the world.
I suppose you're right, I just get frustrated pretty easy when I search for "Steampunk" and all I see is cheap gears and fake clock parts from craft stores glued to random objects. Steampunk should be elegant and practical, as well as functional if anything. It's mostly due to a user on here that I gave ideas on how to improve their works, and they simply cut me down saying I was childish and I had no idea what "Steampunk" was, I gave positive and simple suggestions and they went off the nut, and its people like that that discourage and destroy my outlook on the genre. I have been to supposed steampunk panels and conventions and it was all just using hot glue and sticking random vacuum tubes and pipes and gauges to Nerf guns and spraypainting things copper... It was very disheartening to see these supposed "masters of steampunk" teaching people how to create rubbish to sell on etsy. I have so much stuff that I have salvaged from buildings marked for demolition, actual steam plants from the mid to late 1800s, entire panels and walls of gauges and do dads, knife switches, coil machinery, even Westinghouse and Tesla equipment, just sitting around in "storage" at my cousin's house, waiting to be used somewhere, some how. And I have lately lacked the drive to do anything with it and circumstances involving the owner of the house its stored at not letting me take my things because "He's held onto them for over a year and wants them as payment for the storage of them..." everythings tied up in limbo right now. It's pretty crazy and then to be told I know NOTHING about steampunk by some DA user making things like this: [link] ... THEN given a link to the WIKI of what steampunk is by the user, witch up until about 3 weeks ago had photos of MY works on it as the very definition of steampunk, and links like this: [link] where people use MY material as reference to what Steampunk IS, shown to me to "Educate yourself about steampunk" then whEN I point that out, all my comments are deleted and I am blocked. If people don't want my input then they should not have comments enabled. Eh like I said, I guess I get discouraged too easily. Back in 2004 I was very into making steampunk items, even had some insects that worked on clockwork and opened their wings and closed them exposing emerald (colored zirconia) and cool stuff. I only wish I had photos of it all. At any rate, I may get back in to it some time soon, an d I thank you for showing me that at least some people care enough about it to let me know what they think. I thank you for that, And I may be able to post some more things soon, once I track down where the things I made are, and who has what and so on. I might change the description when I get home after the holiday(s)