clockpunk

Aug. 14th, 2017 11:01 pm
marycatelli: (God Speed)
 Pondering the sorts of imitation-of-modern-day technology that you could do with clockpunk.
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marycatelli: (Gibson Girl)
Was poking at a story idea, not sure exactly when it was taken place, could have been high middle ages even --
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marycatelli: (Gibson Girl)
So, if steampunk spaceship are faring from planet to planet -- if the planets are settled (with some world-building assistance of implausible climate by modern science 0:) --
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Was thinking about various lawyerly discussions about the problems with superheroes testifying in secret identity. . .those would go double if the superhero was a vigilante, unauthorized by the authorities.
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marycatelli: (Gibson Girl)
Was philosophically contemplating the prospect of mixing up dragons and other such monsters with modern technology. . .

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marycatelli: (Rapunzel)
So the fairy folk are vulnerable to iron.  Other nasty beings, to silver.

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marycatelli: (Gibson Girl)
The adventures of the games of names. . . . I have a character named Caroline.  And while it's set in a fantasy world, the first thought that came to me was "Is that a medieval name?"

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marycatelli: (Gibson Girl)
Photography made a bigger difference in society than most people realize.

Take kings and other royals. . .

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marycatelli: (Gibson Girl)
What would superpowers do to technological progress?   Assuming, of course, that the Mad Scientists can't make their gizmos reliably or in mass quantities, where it's obvious what the impact would be. Works like magic in a reasonable world

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marycatelli: (A Birthday)
A lot of superheroes can travel to space.  If they really want to change the world. . . they could set up asteroid mining operations.

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marycatelli: (Gibson Girl)
poke, poke, poke -- there's this universe where superpowers are a product of Mad Scientists -- and a half (or a third?) of a story idea that lives there. . . .

So throw a few more ideas in, and I had one for a man who had a trifling power that could be useful -- but I knew he hadn't been experimented on by mad science.
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marycatelli: (Gibson Girl)
was reading a book -- Steampunk Tea Party: Cakes & Toffees to Jams & Teas -- which was light and humorous and often of the "stick a cog on it and call it steampunk" persuasion. Knowing Victorian cookery would let someone see some of the roots. . . .

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marycatelli: (Strawberries)
If your planet is in space implausible crowded with asteroids and other such stuff to make navigation a hazard and force crash-landing. . . .

Your planet ought to have continual -- and spectacular -- meteor showers.

(Make enough of the big ones iron, and you've had a big influence on your planet's possible technology.)
marycatelli: (Rapunzel)
How would the form of magic affect what technology can be produced?  I'm reading a work in which characters have motorcycles and cell phones, and there are motels, but there is magic.  And not just any old magic.  The sort you would find in chivalric romances with mysterious ladies and dragons and other things popping up -- not frequently, one of the first scenes is some knights observing that they had not found their ancestral monsters. . . .
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marycatelli: (Rapunzel)
One wonders how much of a generalist a wizard could be as wizardry advances.  Enough to support himself?

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Read an article on Harry Potter.  In which the author asked why the wizarding world didn't have TV.
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marycatelli: (Gibson Girl)
So I sent Susan to school on a train.  What could be simpler, letting the reader know that the story is steam-punk?  In that nice loose sense of steam technology in a magical world. . . .

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marycatelli: (A Birthday)
There's one thing that bugged me about Lord Kalvan of Otherwhen and it was the evil priests of Styphon.

They were not Evil for Evil's Sake you sometimes see.  However. . . .

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