“There are different kinds of sleep, the kind that comes from slipping into dreams and the kind forced upon you like being shoved below the water’s surface. Count backwards from ten, slowly…”—PJ Schnyder
Steampunk is an often misunderstood notion, a stylistic trend with roots in Victorian-era technology that touches on industrial gothic imagery and sound.
There are vintage mechanical notions that go with Steampunk - the gears, the clocks, the boilers - that, once reimagined for the present, give the allure of futurism. Surely, someone is wearing a monocle.
Think Moulin Rouge meets Inception and you’re halfway there.
But true dedicated followers of Neo-Victorian and Steampunk garb and art know there is more to it than just the future tense or the pop or the fop of it all. It is an attitude. It is a lifestyle.