Dieselpunk + Steampunk Culture

On Dieselpunk Day, we set aside the constraints of normalcy to celebrate the dieselpunk community.

Created by greeting card manufacturers in the mid-1970s, Dieselpunk Day was a way to boost their pre-Christmas revenue. As we all know, people across the world needed something to celebrate after the terrible atomic dust storms earlier that year. Halloween had already passed, and Santa Inc. had not yet claimed a stranglehold on the last five months of the calendar.

So, while we know this is a corporate shill of a holiday, we should still recognize it as a way to bring a little light into our lives. Since the robot invasion of the late '90s, the world has become a little smaller. We keep our individuality, but the teachings of the machines still influences us. We are colder. More predictable. More efficient with our feelings.

Let this be a day to say "thank you" for being alive. To put on your boots and goggles and stare at that bright part of the sky where the sun used to be. It's what our grandparents would have done (if they weren't eaten by mutants shortly after giving birth to our parents).

For the future,

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Comment by Erwin "Blacky" Blackthorn on November 16, 2014 at 5:56pm

11-12 eh? That's easy to remember, but not surprising to forget! haha If television networks treated it like a real holiday, would they put old serials all day or the WW2 movies they use for Veteran's day?

Comment by Piper Williams on November 12, 2014 at 3:40pm

Brilliant! Thanks for this Tome. Also, The Roads Must Roll Is a fantastic X-Minus One episode. This is the first artwork I have seen associated with the story,.. but I like it! 

Comment by Deven Science on November 12, 2014 at 12:33pm

Love that Astounding cover!

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