Okay, so I know that I don’t have to tell you all that one of the greatest things about Steampunk is that it is anti-corporation and supports the individual artisan over the mass produced. I know you all know that. Steampunk tells corporations to shove their mass produced crap into unspeakable orifices and go to hell.
So, what the hell is this shit?!
If you are as infuriated as I am, I’m going to have to take a moment to encourage you to breathe.
What you see before you is a pin set that will be for sale beginning this month at the Disney theme parks.
Obviously, anyone who buys this shit is not a serious Steampunk. You can’t get much more mass produced than the Disney label. If I see anyone who claims to be a Steampunk wearing this abomination, I can assure you all that I will at the very least not be able to take them seriously. My more likely reaction might involve punching them in the face lectures to the ignorant party on the philosophy of Steampunk and how they are contributing to its commercialization.
Disney, I’m very angry with you! Bad! Keep you hands off Steampunk. The fact that you would even think to create something like this reveals your ignorance of everything that Steampunk stands for and your intent to make a quick buck off of our aesthetic tastes.
No real Steampunk will buy this garbage. It nevertheless irritates me by its very existence.