For a blog ostensibly about Westerns, Steampunk comes up pretty often here. Steampunk is crazy little genre where the 19th century and science fiction come together, usually involving pith helmets, lace, goggles, and steam powered gizmos. I could go on, but there are already some great blogs on the subject that can tell you more. Instead, I’d like to tell you why I personally like Steampunk.
First, steampunk can be a natural intersection of the western and science fiction. Lose the pith helmet, put on a ten gallon hat, and turn your sixgun into a gatling pistol and voila! Steampunk cowboy.
Second, Steampunk is visually stunning. Really. Watch this video, for example.
Third, Steampunk girls. Wow.
By the way, the woman with the vibrator looking pistol is Lady Clankington. She makes Steampunk inspired sex toys. Visit her at her web site. Yippy kay yay!