- Submitted by Stephanie Barnes
Wise man, that Jules Verne.
maybe it’s the new baskin-robbins flavor of the month:
except without the cogs.
or the goggles.
or the delight.
Hey, even Jules Verne liked ice cream.
i think they are much more “twighlight inspired” than “steampunk”
I think the use of the little hearts negates any possibility of “steampunk”-ness.
Not that these were ever steampunk, but still.
and by “twighlight” i mean “twilight”, i’m obvi a huge fan.
Waitwaitwait, I got the rationalization for this one.
Typhoid Mary. Spread typhoid by way of ice cream, in the 19th Century. And since we all know that 19th Century automatically equals Steampunk… BAZINGA.
Predicting great things for this reseller, who already has sunk to a low of % 92 rating. Let ‘em sell some more shit & bury their pitiful selves. AAARRRGGGHHH
@Mistletoe, is that 6 degrees of steampunk?
OTOH, maybe “riffles” qualify as steampunk?
Now, I draw the line! This is just too fucking stupid to warrant a smartass comment.
Exaaactly. Only this is like three or four. Put that in your clockwork pipe and smoke it, bitchez!
zzzttt. Can’t even use that one. Typhoid Mary was active from 1900 on.
Apparently the world is in dire need of a Steampunk Tutorial. Sheesh.
these things are slightly less steampunk than a dodge caravan filled with the cast of Desperate Housewives being driven around a subdivision of split-levels by Britney Spears.
Wow – that Jules Verne really was way ahead of his time.
#14 Well see “Turn of the Century” ALSO counts automatically as Steampunk.
And that’s my story. And I’m sticking to it.
I like these. *For going to soccer match.*
people need to learn things.
I’m sorry. These are so much better.
I needed something for *giving confidense looking*.
Saw the same utter crap at my local dollar store about a week ago-2 for a dollar. Bwahahahah. As annoyed as I am with Etsy for snoozing on the job, I kinda’ figure if someone has such incredibly crappy taste & is so oblivious, they deserve to buy something worth ten cents for eight bucks. Fuck ‘em.
These are displayed and worn upside-down, as well as mislabelled; obviously depicting very steampunk octupi, spewing blood and gunk at sea explorers in the inky depths.
I think this seller is confused between “Steampunk fashion” and “Lolita fashion”.
Sure, the women wear lace and ruffles, but they are two completely different styles.
#20 I, for example, have learned that I can’t even make up a reason to remotely consider these Steampunk.
well, the card is brown…. rofl
Jules Verne should unleash the Kraken on these Bangkok resellers.
I think these earrings are more 1970′s than 1870′s
#25 Patty, Maybe it’s Steampunk Lolita?
SFW, but I feel dirty having looked at that photo.
Let me assure you, not even the most rabid sweet lolita would wear those hideous dollar-store Chinese sweatshop horrors
They’re probably made in China; Chinese factories are unsafe; Victorian factories were unsafe, therefore, there you are!
Sent seller msg, (will keep you posted on their response):
Just curious, what exactly makes these earrings “Steampunk”? Is the factory in Thailand that produced them powered by steam?
I have come to two theories about this item:
Theory 1: The seller has no fucking clue as to what steampunk is, but looked around Etsy and saw that a lot of items were tagged as such, probably some of the items we have here tagged under “not remotely steampunk”. Naturally their research would be inaccurate if such is the case.
Theory 2: This seller is perfectly aware as to what steampunk is, and doesn’t give a shit. They just want their crap to come up in a search, any search.
Wait…I have a third theory: The seller is a fucking moron.
After that, I’m all out of ideas.
Etsy should pay Regretsy for locating items and sellers that sell items that are completely against the rules.
Seriously, April has Etsy cut you a check yet?
No, but I did see an internal memo recently that said we send them so much traffic, they’ve started a study on it. – HK
Jules also said-
Science , my lad, is made up of mistakes, but they are mistakes which it is useful to make, because they lead little by little to the truth. Ice Cream doo-dad earrings
are a mistake and not leading us to the truth.
He said that really- I swear. Well, at least the first part.
“Its Steampunk because I SAY IT IS
and no I don’t have cryabeetus” “HATERS!”
Can we work Freud in with Steampunk. There is a definately a pattern of ID/EGO imbalance with these Steampunkers
145 sales, that shop isn’t going anywhere. I think Etsy conveniently looks the other way sometimes. Or am I stating the obvious…
HomeAlone, don’t be so mean! I got a response from Etsy the other day and they said they were trying very hard.
“We are working tirelessly to remove sellers who are selling items that do not meet our criteria, but this is a big task and will take time!
We don’t approve listings before they go live on the site, so this means you may come across items that do not meet our criteria that have not been removed yet. I know this is frustrating, but we are doing our best to …blah blah…”
Everyone loves ice cream! But I ESPECIALLY love the mechanically kind.
Oh yes – these are SO steampunk and SO handmade!
Why didn’t she just try for “vintage”?
@ #41 mookie
You know what’s better than putting a nice spoonful of icecream in your mouth and breaking your teeth on a rusty gear?
That said, I hate enamelled metal pins/ etc. They remind me of the creepy aunts who wear sweaters that light up on holidays and give you Garfield merchandise for your birthday.
Wouldn’t steam melt ice cream?
I hope that last photo of her wearing the earring is photoshopped because ewww!
I think the Trader Joe’s paper bag is more steampunk than these.
At least she nailed the description with some of her other products, like these: http://www.etsy.com/listing/35519085/eiffel-tower-studs
I can’t wait to visit the “Ifel Tower”!!
helen i love yyou so much right now for this and the verne quote and the ongoing etsy steamjunk backlash you don’t even know
YOU DON’T EVEN KNOW
I kinda like watch parts in my ice cream. Nice ‘n’ crunchy.
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