Somehow this reminds me of Chaplins “modern times”.
Susan, I admire the concentration you must have to produce this. Like Rene, it does remind me of the Chaplin film but it reminds me even more of the drawer, in my workshop, which needs tidied up
I am sure Chaplin would have loved steampunk.
I wonder if “steampunk” is a newish phase. I asked about it (a woman on Etsy makes jewelry out of old cogs and things) and she says it’s about “an imagined industrial age” circa leagues under the sea and time machines on bicycles too, I guess…But Chaplin might have been chewed up on these particular cogs. Did you know that for silent films they had live organists? Really, they had someone sitting there playing along.
Nice description. I also think of it with a bit of a post-apocalyptic style. Maybe Chaplin would have been “soft” steampunk. An organist would be an interesting steampunk subject.
If you’ve ever seen the movie “Casper the Friendly Ghost”–his father had created this machine to bring him back to life, and it was sort of silly like that and going to his workshop was like a chair on small train tracks and it was supposed to shave him and brush his teeth as well. Or like early hot air balloons, there seems to be a real sense of humor about the whole steampunk thing, it’s somehow kind of sweet. So if you were going to do something gruesome it would be all new and different. Steampunk horror, though I guess it would still have to be not so upsetting. There seems to be a wholesome turn of the century feel to all of it. I wonder too if artists who are interested in this are somehow going to be judging one another on whether the machines would work. It seems likely. Sci-Fi nuts tend to be like that too. It would keep some kids busy maybe.
there aren’t even words for how imaginative this is! I’d like to get into your brain/mind for a minute and see how it works, Susan!
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