Steampunk’s ethos is resistance to a dominant culture but rather than the blatant antagonism of Punk, steampunks choose a more subtle approach.
As mortal finite beings, as we shall live so we shall die. It is this very premise of the human condition that lies at the crux of the dark tourism concept.
From an underground subculture that survived when punk faded and gradually changed toward a fashion statement, Goth always had a dark mystique.
The literary genre and subculture of Steampunk may hold interesting and new perspectives for human machinery and interaction in fictional fashion design.
With its motifs inspired from the Victorian revival of Gothic, it is surprising to find that Steampunk maintains frightening morals of supernatural and horror foundation.
One of the most popular topics of discussion when it comes to the modern Gothic, is the sexual subtext that seems to permeate the texts written during the fin de siècle.