Here is an interesting article from Time.. What do you think about Mainstream Steampunk?
Steampunk — a subculture-slash-style that is best known for adding Victorian-inspired flourishes to today’s tech and fashion—has lurked beneath the pop-culture surface long enough. Now, as cultural historian James H. Carrott and futurist Brian David Johnson argue in their new book Vintage Tomorrows, it’s breaking through.
Read more: http://entertainment.time.com/2013/03/20/steampunk/#ixzz2OKfiOhql
Some of the recent steampunk books I have read have the idea of “Darwinists” basically a concept of aggressive breeding, or even dna manipulation. This idea has inspired the updates to my uniform. I have decided that I can be an officer in the Bat Cavalry.
I have updated my standard pork-pie hat to include a cavalry hat cord, a nice laurel wreath, and a bat insignia. I have also added rank. Being former military I didn’t want to wear any real rank that I didn’t actually earn. I turned to imaginary rank systems, I finally decided to base my rank on that used in Star Trek. I have applied the commander rank, the nice thing about this rank system is it simply uses pips, or bars. In my case i am using skull shaped pips. three silver and one bronze.
Let me know what you think.
William M. Randol
Looks like a pretty cool Graphic Novel trying to get moving on Kickstarter.
And here is the video: