Posted by Daddy Yashiro

Just recently I opened my account in CGSociety.org. As usual browse for what’s new in the digital art community. Then I checked if they have a new contest. Well I’m in luck I found one. They’ve launched their CGS Challenge this time it’s entitled “Steampunk: Myths and Legends”. I suddenly posed and think for a while … ohm … steampunk! To tell it frankly I don’t the meaning of that word because I’ve never encountered that word. Steam and punk alone I’ve heard but fused together I really don’t know.

So with curiosity I typed steampunk at the google search box and then viola… found a lot of meaning.

Here’s one from Wikipedia – Steampunk is a subgenre of fantasy and speculative fiction that came into prominence in the 1980s and early 1990s. The term denotes works set in an era or world where steam power is still widely used-usually the 19th century, and often set in Victorian era England-but with prominent elements of either science fiction or fantasy, such as fictional technological inventions like those found in the works of H.G. Wells and Jules Verne, or real technological developments like the computer occurring at an earlier date. Steampunk is often associated with cyberpunk and shares a similar fanbase and theme of rebellion, but developed as a separate movement (though both have considerable influence on each other). Apart from time period and level of technological development, the main difference between cyberpunk and steampunk is that steampunk settings usually tend to be less obviously dystopian than cyberpunk, or lack dystopian elements entirely.

Whew! Have I slept and lost a decade of my life. Well one thing is for sure, I need to widen and broaden my readings and surfing of the net.

Anyway, I read all the details of the challenge, make myself familiar with this steampunk thing and lastly I found lots of ideas to fused and merged together for the subject I’m going to make. I hope I could deliver all the requirements in time. So pray for me!


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