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What will be the next Steampunk? Answered

Steampunk has been with us since the late 80s, gaining more widespread attention in the last decade.   So what will be the next movement to move in and replace steampunk?  My guess is that it's already in the works in someone's workshop somewhere.  What do you think it will be?



Junkpunk. a mixture of steam punk and all the punks. Take old toys that light up and rewire them.(i took a ligtsaber and made a lamp!) So yeah Post apolytic.


8 years ago

it will be a disco techno.  imagine disco stycle clothes decked out with LEDs and stupid gizmos, shoes that made you spin in circles and roller skates with tiny motors that were self propelling, with built in strobe lights!

Somebody flying down the sidewalk on their motorized skates screaming because there was a short in the wiring and they can't stop.

I think we could do robo-junk as a new thing like walking roboty thing made from junk like in 9.

Maybe goth will just be goth again?

Deiselpunk?  Spacepunk?

I take that back.  Definitely not spacepunk.  I thought I'd made it up.  Nope.  Definitely NOT spacepunk.

Very, very few people look good in red and yellow spandex.  Just...ewwww.

I know.  I was trying to think of a new one.  I thought "Hmm... Spacepunk sounds like it would be cool".  So I googled it to see if it already existed.  Yes it did...  Eeeww.

I'm thinking you'll see more "diesel punk" coming down the pipe. That tends to have  art-deco styling, which really lends itself to some fun applications. Also, I don't, even know what you'd call it, but I can see some sort of "mid-century punk" cropping up using this sort of styling. It's showing up on Mad Men and I'm starting to see it elsewhere. I'm tempted to build a 60's tiki lounge in my basement but my wife won't let me... (TikiPunk!)

My girlfriend likes things from WWII The look of the motorcycles, guns, and buildings, basically the style that was developed, practical is the best way to describe it.  but WWII-punk is too long.

Yes, that's a very cool look.  Kind of a mix of Art Deco, Socialist Realism, and Fascist Monumentalism.  One of my all-time faves in that style is the main railway station in Milan.

he is very good looking and carries that style well

Him? Or his character? I thought his character swung both ways?

The actor is gay, the character isn't fussy.

sadly i know that :( but hey a girl can dream lol he is married too

auto-tribal punk? .. hunter-gatherers use parts of the animals the hunt for adornment, clothing, etc. imagine the hunter-gatherer of the "not too distant future" pursues machinery instead of animals, and when they drop one they harvest all of its parts for adornment, clothing etc. upholstery loincloths, lug-nut necklaces, hose rings/bracelets, tire tread body armor... now that I see it here, it sounds kinda "mad max-ish" nvm.

And Why would you have to replace steam punk?
Is it broken?

 I don't think he means to replace steampunk, just wondering what the next big think like it will be.

You have some gender identification issues, don't you?  Either that, or you make sexist assumptions.  Why don't you take a slightly closer look at the author of this topic?

Okay, cool it. "I don't think she means to replace steampunk blah blah blah blah blah." Happy now? Jeez...

When you're older, and you actual deal with adult women, you'll understand.  Or maybe you won't, and you'll be single.   Whatever.

Ah, the Be Nice Policy in Action. Don't you just love it?

Calm down. Either he made a mistake, or didn't know if she was a male or female, so he wrote "he".

I'm a guy, but I get mistaken as a girl, but you don't see me telling people they'll be single for the rest of their life because of a little mistake. So again, just calm down a bit.

The situation isn't symmetric.  Historical and continuing bias against women is not the same.

Also, I didn't have a problem with Brother_D's mistake in the first place, just with the attitude.  If it doesn't matter to him who he insults, then that will have consequences, either short term or long term.

Funny that you should have a problem with my attitude when you were the one coming at me with a bad tone.

"bad tone".... so i assume u can hear (i lost track of whom ur addressing) <

What attitude? Koopatroopa asked a question, and Brother_D replied his opinion as a answer (I think, I could be wrong). Part of the answer was addressing Scoochmaroo, but instead of saying "she," he said "he," either as a mistake, or as a neutral way of addressing Scoochmaroo without actually saying "Scoochmaroo" because he didn't know if she was male or female.

It was your attitude that started this. Not his.

OK i don't understand what you are talking about what is so sexist?

Im not trying to be mean
I don't know what gender it was asking the question
and you don't know what gender i am
people are way to touchy about this stuff
they always amuse racism or sexisum
thanks to those who supported me

when i said it initially i didn't even mean it like that I'm french

i'd say CyberPunk is ganna grow more. it's younger then steampunk and technology keeps getting better for glowy gadgets and clothing. i'm ganna say it would be something like that. it's been gaining ground and electronic music in all forms keeps taking off or vegetable people locked in their virtual world.