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October 07, 2009

Unknown Pleasures


But for a spare £870 this large grey and black wool Joy Division cape with removable hood would be mine. For the win.

Via Coilhouse, with further details for anyone not getting the reference.

Related: Further to a recent request for more steampunk content... this guide to eleven sci-punks should come in handy. Now considering Mannerpunk.

A tongue-in-cheek term used to describe any comedy of manners with fantastic elements, like Ellen Kushner's Swordspoint: A Melodrama of Manners or Tooth and Claw by Jo Walton. (Some critics also consider Mervyn Peake's first two Gormenghast books to be the first mannerpunk novels.) Literary cousins to swashbuckling books like The Scarlet Pimpernel and the romantic comedies of Jane Austen, these tales study the social interactions between their characters, usually within a rigidly hierarchical social structure, but those characters may as easily be dragons, demons or faeries as human beings.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at October 7, 2009 08:48 AM