Okay, that is a shocker. Starting a post on a naturist fiction blog with a show of clothing. Still, this is important, if only sideways.
Steampunk, as defined on Wikipedia, is:
Steampunk is a retrofuturisticsubgenre of science fiction or science fantasy that incorporates technology and aesthetic designs inspired by 19th-century industrial steam-powered machinery. Although its literary origins are sometimes associated with the cyberpunk genre, steampunk works are often set in an alternative history of the British Victorian era or the American “Wild West”, where steam power remains in mainstream use, or in a fantasy world that similarly employs steam power.
Many people these days enjoy the steampunk subgenre / subculture because of its excessive use of gadgets and, at times, extreme outfits.
Something like this is definitely outrageous, and it fits the steampunk style perfectly.
So why am I taking you on this trip into steampunk? Well… you may have caught somewhere that I am a writer. And in the non-naturist arena I have written a few steampunk stories. So now I thought it would be a good moment to attempt a naturist steampunk story. By the way, this is what I meant in my previous post about also reading non-naturist fiction. Had I not read about non-naturist steampunk, I would perhaps not have known about it.
But onward with this post. I kid you not. Part of steampunk lore involves nice gadgets like rayguns, a mysterious element called aether, and lots of other goodies, like automatons (a.k.a. robots running on steam and gears), and dirigibles. Some people prefer the name airships.
This opens up an entirely new terrain for me. In fact, I don’t know if there was ever someone who had the idea to write a steampunk naturist story, as both concepts seem to go against each other.
And still I am going to give this a shot. I set up some kind of outline, defined some characters and I even have a dirigible already. It’s name? Skyghost.
I cannot promise if this venture will ever see completion. It’s a complicated set of worlds I am trying to mix here, and it goes slow. So far 2000 words slow, over four days. (I admit I did other things too, like work and add to other stories.)
And if this thing fails, at least I got to tell you about steampunk.
If you are interested in my non-naturist steampunk works, do check out my other website.