|So glad I'm not this kid!|
|Hair products are a lot of work...|
It's interesting... Fantasy and science fiction are found wherever you look, if you have the right attitude. The 75th anniversary of Consumer Reports is a feast for the imagination. It's a riot of technology, with a love of science and unbridled enthusiasm for improving our experience of life. At its best, steampunk embraces that philosophy too, and the Consumer Reports celebration simply reminds me of the beauty and passion to be found in science and technology.
Steampunk gives a nice balance to the dystopian post-apocalyptic landscapes so prevalent today. The world is filled with bad news, there is no doubt about it. Perhaps it is inevitable that things will go downhill. Things do tend toward chaos. But steampunk is a little reminder that in spite of chaos, in spite of the bad things, there is beauty in man and his mind too. It's not all dark out there. Sometimes, we see some light.
|I'm a writer. Of course I included|
a picture of coffee makers!
Oh, and if you like steampunk, give Phoenix Rising by Pip Ballantine and Tee Morris a try. It's a lot of fun. I reviewed it here if you'd like to see my take on it.
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