What is "steampunk," you might ask?
How should I know? It's the WWWs that seem to care so much about it, so I figured I'd turn to them for answers.
Wikipedia states: "Steampunk is a sub-genre of fantasy [that] denotes works set in an era or world where steam power is still widely used…but with prominent elements of either science fiction or fantasy…or real technological developments like the computer occurring at an earlier date."
Ok. So, for example, to your right, you can see an image that's been circulating on the web of a "steampunk wedding cake."
Based on the knowledge I have now gleaned from Wikipedia, we can determine that this cake looks ridiculous because in the days of steam power, people didn't have the tools to make a proper wedding cake.
It's all starting to make sense. Though part of me thinks the real "steam" that they love so much is just being blown up my proverbial ass.
[via The Daily What]