Steampunk has many variants, but one of the classic backgrounds for the genre has been the sea, as first described by Mssr. Jules Verne in "Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea". I have put together this small offshoot of the Steampunk Tribune to delve a bit deeper (so to speak) into this topic, and hopefully will be a repository of Nautical Steampunk information.
Additionally, aside from nautical Steampunk, Second Life fictional works, to better document the burgeoning Steampunk narratives in the Steamlands!
A while ago I was a part of a larger discussion regarding medal and Steampunk cosplay uniforms. As a vet, I'm not enthusiastic about using current or past military medals as part of a Steampunk uniforms, but for some differing reasons than some may have. To me, its seems a bit lazy to use a current medal on a "Steampunk / turn-of-the-century" uniform (e.g. when I saw an advert for a convention, and one of the fellows was wearing a national defense ribbon), but more importantly, unique ribbons are a genuine opportunity to put one's imprint on one's attire. That being said, not everyone is handy, so when I saw this gem, I followed the link, and practically fell out of my seat! This Steampunk Pirate Octopus and Skull medal, from SpectraNova, is a grandiose work of art! Alas, its has already been sold, but I would most certainly recommend a visit to their Esty location, found at: http://www.etsy.com/shop/SpectraNova, and take a peek at their medal selection - excellent workmanship, outstanding design, and a value for the price! So consider a visit to their site, and hold on to one's plastic!
Ahoy! Back in port, and will do my bit to revive this small part of the Steampunk world! Currently, I'm undergoing a few changes in RL and SL, including my involvement in the larger Steampunk culture. More details as they surface...