Originally Posted by axxe55
now i have to ask this, but what is steampunk?
Steampunk is a fairly new sci-fi/historical genre/culture that is based around the turn of the 20th century in Victorian Europe, or the West (though the western version isn't even close to the popularity of the Victorian style). Almost everything is powered by steam and gears, and many advanced technologies have come about, such as incredible firearms, airships, machines that wouldn't exist in that historical era, etc.
Very strange and intriguing culture.
It's becoming immensely popular.
Dieselpunk is a lesser know spin-off o steampunk. It's based around the 30s-40s-50s, and everything is powered by diesel, instead of steam. Dieselpunk actually has a lot of Nazi-era technology and Nazi project stuff like super tanks and mechs and all that weird crap they tried.
This is what some of the stuff looks like.
Pretty neat some of these "inventions" people can create with a little ingenuity: