Dieselpunk is one of the many ‘punks out there. Back in the 80’s and 90’s it was cyberpunk, the dystopian future where corporations owned everything and computers were large and no one seemed to have a cell phone. I played Shadowrun, knew about Cyberpunk, read William Gibson and others, etc. Rather funny to now look back on what technology was supposed to be, but hey, maybe we’ll have a real quick change after December 21 this year when things are supposed to go wacky.
Lately it’s been all gears and steampunk, aka gaslight fantasy, etc, Jules Vernian science fiction and bustle dresses with none of the inconvenient racism, sexism, etc. (I did this too, gathered people together down at a DragonCon for the first time one year). I do love them both but dieselpunk has raised its head and I think its is my favorite and will remain so. I’m a WWII junkie and love the pulps from the 20s-50s. Once I get my sewing room back, I’m going to be fiddling with some costuming from that era. This seems to be the pre-eminent forum for Dieselpunk: http://www.dieselpunks.org/
Dieselpunk is generally split into Ottensian and Piecraftian. More on this here: http://www.ottens.co.uk/gatehouse/2008/05/the-two-flavors-of-dieselpunk/ I’m an Ottensian but I do want my Nazis to punch. Yep, I did read Captain American comics. The movie was fantastic but unfortunately, Marvel has screwed the pooch in the comic version. No, Cap would *not* walk out of the room so someone could be tortured. Here’s a good blog about that perversion: http://4thletter.net/2012/01/america-is-now-blood-and-tears-instead-of-milk-and-honey-secret-avengers-21/
What prompted this post is that Iron Sky is finally finished. What is that? Just four words: Nazis on the Moon! It looks fantastic and I hope some theatre near me gets it. If, not, it’ll be the DVD route for me. The other reason this will be awesome is that it makes fun of Sarah Palin. Always a bonus!
Here’s the theatrical trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Py_IndUbcxc&feature=player_embedded
Official website: http://www.ironsky.net/site/