So I got to thinking.
Steampunk is lame.
Zombies are lame.
We seem to be in the middle of a fad featuring them both, in popular fiction and video games. They always kind of irritated me, and at first I thought it was just because they were overdone, but now that I think about it, it got all philosophical-like:
"Steampunk" overly romanticizes the past. To elaborate, it's a candy-coated depiction of an age that, by all historical accounts, was not particularly pleasant. Do you know what conditions were actually like in the Victorian ages? Research it up. It wasn't that grand. You can go ahead and enjoy the fashion sense, but don't let