Steampunk Hunt

From Wikipedia:

Steampunk is a sub-genre of fantasy and speculative fiction that came into prominence in the 1980s and early 1990s. The term denotes works set in an era or world where steam power is still widely used—usually the 19th century, and often Victorian era England—but with prominent elements of either science fiction or fantasy, such as fictional technological inventions like those found in the works of H. G. Wells and Jules Verne, or real technological developments like the computer occurring at an earlier date.

 

I finally completed the Steampunk hunt and on the whole, it was definitely worth the considerable effort.  There have been a fair number of stores drop out of the hunt, or move, so you absolutely have to join the hunter’s group to get the updated landmark notecards.   I spent a lot of time on this, and there were still locations where I couldn’t find the gift, but the hunters group is helpful, and the landmark notecards let you move on when that happens.  As a plus, if you are interested in Steampunk, but don’t know where to start getting involved, this hunt takes you through several of the larger Steampunk dedicated sims.  Take some time to wander around after you find your prize and you can get a good feel for how people are expressing the Steampunk esthetic and ideals within SL.

Steampunk items tend to be primmish, and there’s a big emphasis on gadgets, transportation, furnishings, hats, artwork and eyewear in this hunt.  I’d like to show you a few of my personal favorites.  I’m not thrilled with the a lot of these photos.  The high prim count makes it hard to keep them all rezzed, and the size of objects like the Cottage and the Zeppelin just meant they could NOT fit well into a photo with other things.  There was even more large scale coolness I could have shown you, but I think you get a very good idea of the quality of the offerings from these pics.

Pics 1 & 2
Eyes – Tuli Intense Eyes Blue (former group gift)
Backdrop – Atomic Owl #7 “Atomic Owl Steam Punk Scene”
Chair/Table/Globe – Capalini Fine Furnishings #5 “Wing Back Chair, Table, Steampunk Clock Desktop”
Tea Kettle – The Home Store #20 Whistling Steampunk Teapot
Heart contraption (on the floor) Belle Belle #83 “Undying Love”
Dress/shoes – Steambound #52 “Drosselmeyer Doll”
Hat – To-A -T  #13  “Industrial Topper”
Earrings – Amaranthus #55a “Clock Hands Earrings” (and the hands move)
Glasses – The Brass Needle #102 “Brass Frame Glasses”

Pics 3 & 4
Hair – Stringer Mausoleum #57 “Cog Mistress” in Weathered Plate
Dress/Tights – WEiRD DESIGNS  #16 “Trashy Victorian Doll Dress”
Necklace – Lantian #58 – Planetary Gears Necklace
Goggles – Occular Oddities #73 “Occular Goggles”
“Pod” – Enzo’s Freehold #75 “Steam-Pod”
Desk – VM Detail & Design #76 “Floating Steam Writing Desk w Accessories”
Trunk – Rusty Rhode #6 “Take Me With You!”
Gazebo – Aster Builts #64 “Steampunk Victorian Gazebo”

Pic 5
Bird – Damani #77 “Mechanical Bird” – Steampunk’s answer to chickens, but you don’t have to feed him.  You do click him for a menu that lets you set the area he ranges about in.  Love HIM.

Pic 6
Outfit – Shabby Chic #38 “Shabby Chic Steamed Outfit”
On My Head – L+ N Signature Designs #54 “MiniShip – Main (wear)”
Hot Tub – Prims 4U @83 “Hot Tub”
Zepplin – Sidney Arctor’s Fabulous Contraptions #91 “lil Zepplin”

Pic 7 & 8
Cottage – Builders Brewery #100 Steampunk Victorian Whimsy Cottage (with auto rezzer, and rugs/wall art included)
Outift – Pop Tart & Urban Assault #62 – ! Puppie Gearest (includes boots)
Hat – The Hatter is Mad #71 “A Steampunk Hat”

Pic 9
Hat – Kaotic Designs #72 “Mad Hatter Steampunk Hat”
Choker – CatniP – Geared choker (with resize script)
Mermaid Parts and REALLY cool AO – aeNigma #30 “Malaika Mermaid”
Weather Vane – Curious Seamstress #87 “Ship Weather Vane” (rotates)

Eyes, unless otherwise mentioned  – Occular Oddities # 73  “Clockwork Eyes”
Hair, unless otherwise mentioned – ETD “Airy” Dollarbie
Skin – Tuli (previous pick reward)
Poses – KSCreations Pose Package 3

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  1. Perion Leominster
    September 13, 2009 at 8:41 am

    Great post! I love the pictures!!

    Out of all of the great prizes you’ve shown here, I am totally fixated on the globe. MUST. HAVE. THAT. GLOBE. 😐

  2. Gabby McCullough
    September 13, 2009 at 10:07 am

    Wow!! This post is full of awesome! It must have taken you forever though, damn.

    And now…imma gonna hafta do this hunt. Crap. And go to a Steampunk sim. I don’t have time for that! 😛

    Great job, Renee!!

  3. Renee Harvy
    September 13, 2009 at 11:22 am

    Thanks. That globe is really very cool. It deserved it’s own closeup, but the post was just too long. Everyone needs one of these :p

  4. September 19, 2009 at 7:55 pm

    that hair in pics 3/4 is awesome and funny 🙂 very nice post of the gifts. i want the globe and the desk 😦 i will try to find them. i didn’t do this hunt.

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