The site, Regretsy, sells things. And many of these things make one wonder. And also not, if you had ever gone to yard sales and watched other people's junk being snatched up like treasures.
Anyway, Steampunk is being hailed as the new up and coming HOT TREND. What is Steampunk, you ask? Well, it's hard to pinpoint because many of the new books published under that heading have various twists of the founding (although they didn't coin the term) writers such as H.G. Wells and Mary Shelley. Think Victorian age, steam-powered machines, and throw in some science fiction. Many writers have incorporated alternative history and time travel elements, but definitely, the culture and feel of the setting is Victorian-ish, from fashion to speaking mannerism to architecture.
What has this to do with Regretsy? Regretsy has a label at its site called "Things That Are Not Steampunk" which had me choking over my coffee. First, they show the item for sale that the seller has labeled steampunk, then they used their own artists to render a Steampunk depiction using said Sale Item.
For example, ladies and gentleman, venture closer and marvel at the Steampunk Jesus Clock.
You can read the hilarious comments HERE. Personally, the hole where the hands are supposed to is very disturbing. Also, why no hands? You have to read some of the wittier observations, such as the hour the Lord is happy. *choke
Another item is this Steampunk Hat:
I suppose the readers' confusion will grow when more and more Steampunk books hit the shelves. Especially when the werewolves and vampires start showing up. Come on, you know they will. Werewolves and vampires all wear Victorian clothes! All righty, then.
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