So I've been doing some casual research on Cyberpunk this evening, and it seems one of my unfinished stories already is
Cyberpunk. It was a detective story set in a dystopian cyber-world, but it never occurred to me that it might actually fit into an established genre (er, aside from 'detective story' and 'dystopian fiction', anyway.) Huh. Maybe I'll finish it someday. It would amuse me to no end to write something in all the major literary 'punk' genres.
Anyone have some Cyberpunk-esque music they'd like to recommend? I've been on a pseudo-techno kick this afternoon. I found Front Line Assembly and I'm already a fan of Zeromancer (the above-mentioned incomplete story was written almost entirely to Zeromancer songs), but this isn't generally my area of expertise and I could use some recs.
Also, Stitchpunk. I mean, half of me is all WTF?!
, but the other half of me is intrigued. Stitch
punk. Huh. I've put '9' -- an animated movie apparently classified as Stitchpunk -- in my Netflix cue. I'm ridiculously curious about this.
And I don't know why my brain insisted on lumping Steampunk and Dieselpunk together into one category before, but clearly they are not the same. And I've been having a ridiculous amount of fun wandering the internet for Dieselpunk images tonight. It's those damned WWII uniforms, I swear it; I could never resist anyone in a WWII uniform. Nothing positive can be said about the Nazis, but guh
, those black SS uniforms. *__* I may completely and thoroughly abhor everything the men who wore them stood for, but whoever designed the things knew a hell of a lot about intimidation and power and sleek, clean lines
and being damned sexy
I would also like to take this opportunity to point out that I'm now following quite a few Steam/Diesel/etc-punk tumblrs through my Russeted Bones
account, so if anyone's looking for cool mods, jaw-dropping costumes or just general eye candy, you might be interested in having a look-see. (I just re-blogged an image of a Volkswagon Beetle Steampunk mod. Yes, seriously. It's the most hilarious AND the coolest thing I've ever seen in my life. I love the internet.)