We Interrupt the Very Srs Blog Bsnz To Bring You Lulz: Procrastination

Posted by 8th December 2010

When great minds come together…


So this work at school isn’t working out as well as I thought it would. Here, have a conversation between myself, Steampunk Scholar Mike Perschon, Doctor Fantastique’s editor Matt Delman, Beyond Victoriana founder and mistress Ay-Leen the Peacemaker, Steampunk Canada‘s Countess Lenora, and Airship Ambassador Kevin Steil.


SteamScholar 

Moved the scholarly steampunk secondary sources to their own page, so its easier to find for other steampunk scholars: http://bit.ly/fwuqim


jhameia 

@SteamScholar Yer a gem. Oh, spoke to my supervisor and dept head; they’re cool with me doing some CW in my MRP <3


SteamScholar 

@jhameia Okay, I’m having a stoopid morning: what’s CW?


jhameia 

@SteamScholar Creative Writing. It’s the end of the semester; I understand.


SteamScholar 

@jhameia Awesome! I’m hoping to do some of the same in my PhD. I figure an example of how the aesthetic can be applied is good…


jhameia 

@SteamScholar Yeah, you mentioned! You apply the aesthetic, I apply the postcolonial approach to the aesthetic…


jhameia 

@SteamScholar … then @writersyndrome uses performativity theory to bring to life the postcolonial approach of the applied aesthetic…


jhameia 

@SteamScholar … and between the three of us academia will have a hard act to follow. Oh, it’s SO GOOD to be a geek!


SteamScholar 

@jhameia @writersyndrome You clearly have our plan for world domination mapped out. I approve.


mattdelman 

@SteamScholar @jhameia @writersyndrome Who’s dominating the world and why wasn’t I invited?


SteamScholar 

@mattdelman @jhameia @writersyndrome You’re too good-natured to dominate the world, Matt. You might need to oppose our evil triumvirate.


SteamScholar 

@mattdelman @jhameia @writersyndrome After all, the world will always need a hero. I look shitty in tights, so I’m going bad.


CountessaLenora 

@mattdelman @SteamScholar @jhameia@writersyndrome I’m envisioning a “world domination” panel taking form at the CNSE!


SteamScholar 

@CountessaLenora @mattdelman @jhameia@writersyndrome Again, this is the dangled carrot technique. You’re very good, Lee-Ann. Very good.


mattdelman 

@SteamScholar Yeah, I don’t look that great in tights either. You sure I can’t join you, @writersyndrome and @jhameia in ruling the world?


mattdelman 

@SteamScholar Think it’s bad form if the evil triumvirs and the good guys hang out together? @countessalenora@writersyndrome @jhameia


SteamScholar 

@mattdelman @writersyndrome @jhameia What’s it called when a triumvirate becomes a foursome? A Quadvirate?


mattdelman 

@SteamScholar @writersyndrome @jhameia@countessalenora I think at that point you can call it an oligarchy and be done with it.


jhameia 

@mattdelman But 4 is an unlucky number! You can be our lackey, if you like @writersyndrome @SteamScholar@CountessaLenora


jhameia 

@mattdelman “Oligarchy” doesn’t have that same ring as “Triumvirate” though @SteamScholar @CountessaLenora@writersyndrome


mattdelman 

@jhameia I suppose I’d be happy with some decent territory. @writersyndrome @steamcholar @countessalenora


SteamScholar 

@jhameia @mattdelman @CountessaLenora@writersyndrome Yeah, Oligarchy is a bit soft. Need more ass kicking.


jhameia 

@mattdelman When good guys and bad guys hang out together it’s a form of pluralism @writersyndrome @SteamScholar@CountessaLenora


mattdelman 

@jhameia Ah, all right then. Making sure it was all right in the good guy-bad guy scheme. @writersyndrome@steamscholar @countessalenora


jhameia 

@mattdelman A baronetcy and market shares in our steampunk neoliberal world. Sound good? @SteamScholar@CountessaLenora @writersyndrome




mattdelman 

@jhameia Depends on where the baronetcy is. If it’s Antartica then no deal. @writersyndrome @countessalenora@steamscholar


jhameia 

@mattdelman I’d give you Toronto but you might have to fight @karinlow for it @SteamScholar @CountessaLenora @writersyndrome


CountessaLenora 

@SteamScholar @jhameia @mattdelman@writersyndrome Just need a few more and could have an octoarchy.Could have a nice kraken for the shield.


SteamScholar 

@CountessaLenora @jhameia @mattdelman@writersyndrome Or just one less and we could be the new Group of Seven.


mattdelman 

@jhameia Can I have PEI and the Northeast U.S.? I’d be good with that. @writersyndrome @steamscholar@countessalenora



writersyndrome 

@mattdelman @jhameia @steamscholar@countessalenora I’m surprised no one mentioned the Fantastic Four yet…


SteamScholar 

@writersyndrome @mattdelman @jhameia@countessalenora That’s because, as I’ve already said, tights don’t flatter me.


writersyndrome 

@SteamScholar @CountessaLenora @jhameia@mattdelman And with five, why not give us each a ring, symbolizing an element (plus heart!)


SteamScholar 

@writersyndrome @mattdelman @jhameia@countessalenora And I have to get to marking – this has been fun!


SteamScholar 

@writersyndrome @CountessaLenora @jhameia@mattdelman Who would we be then? I’m missing the reference.


writersyndrome 

@SteamScholar @CountessaLenora @jhameia@mattdelman So, with our powers combined, we can summon… Capt Steampunk… or something…


mattdelman 

@SteamScholar We’d be the Planeteers from Captain Planet. Except the Steampunk ones. @writersyndrome @jhameia@countessalenora


writersyndrome 

@SteamScholar @CountessaLenora @jhameia@mattdelman And that was totally my US-centricity showing, I admit it.


mattdelman 

@writersyndrome There is no way I’m being Heart. I call dibs on Wind. @jhameia @steamscholar @countessalenora


SteamScholar 

@mattdelman @writersyndrome @jhameia@countessalenora Okay, that’s the best suggestion yet. And I’m really going now.


rencummins 

@writersyndrome @SteamScholar@CountessaLenora @jhameia @mattdelman Like, for example, a Steampunk Voltron? Go on, picture that a moment.


writersyndrome 

@mattdelman @jhameia @steamscholar@countessalenora I’d totally go for Fire, since I’m already packing heat ^_~


mattdelman 

@rencummins Oooo … Steampunk Voltron. I like! @writersyndrome @jhameia @steamscholar @countessalenora


AirshipEmbassy 

@CountessaLenora @mattdelman@steamscholar @jhameia @writersyndrome Sound like an Ambassador would be helpful!


writersyndrome 

@mattdelman @rencummins @jhameia@steamscholar @countessalenora Am I a terrible person for never watching Voltron as a kid?


mattdelman 

@writersyndrome Not at all. I only really know it because of my older brother. @steamscholar @rencummins@jhameia @countessalenora


jhameia 

@writersyndrome I never watched it either. And *I*’m calling dibs on Heart @mattdelman @SteamScholar@CountessLenora @rencummins


CountessaLenora 

@writersyndrome @mattdelman @jhameia@steamscholar Ok, I get water since I’m wearing krakens all the time.


mattdelman 

@jhameia @CountessaLenora @writersyndromeThat means @SteamScholar gets Earth. I think it suits him, don’t you, ladies?


writersyndrome 

@mattdelman @jhameia @CountessaLenora@SteamScholar Cause he’s solid or ’cause he does w/ earth-shattering research? Or has a green thumb?



hameia 

@AirshipEmbassy I don’t know if evil overlords need ambassadors… @SteamScholar @CountessaLenora@writersyndrome @mattdelman


mattdelman 

@jhameia If we have an Ambassador, then we don’t have to deal with rabble. @airshipembassy @steamscholar@writersyndrome @countessalenora


jhameia 

@mattdelman This is true! A good PR person makes good spam filters. @AirshipEmbassy @SteamScholar @writersyndrome@CountessaLenora


SteamScholar 

@mattdelman @jhameia @airshipembassy@writersyndrome @countessalenora Plus, Kevin brings muffins. Trust me on this.


mattdelman 

@SteamScholar Sold! Muffins are always a good selling point. @airshipembassy @jhameia @countessalenora@writersyndrome


CountessaLenora 

@SteamScholar @mattdelman @jhameia@airshipembassy @writersyndrome Muffins?! He’s in! Good PR is always welcome!


writersyndrome 

@mattdelman @jhameia @airshipembassy@steamscholar @countessalenora Are we our own country then? Or can we have one?


jhameia 

@writersyndrome We’d need our own continent each. @SteamScholar @CountessaLenora @mattdelman


jhameia 

@writersyndrome Or we can rule from FLOATING ISLANDS ABOVE THE RABBLE. @SteamScholar@CountessaLenora @mattdelman


writersyndrome 

@jhameia @SteamScholar @CountessaLenora@mattdelman I like the floating islands (and coincidentally, read a book recently called that too).


jhameia 

@writersyndrome Can’t go wrong with floating islands, really @SteamScholar @mattdelman @CountessaLenora We can have one each!


writersyndrome 

@AirshipEmbassy We are plotting to acquire floating islands. Might be tricky geopolicy. @jhameia@SteamScholar @CountessaLenora @mattdelman


jhameia 

@AirshipEmbassy Go to, go to, good fellow. We trust in your muffins! @writersyndrome @CountessaLenora@SteamScholar @mattdelman

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