Etsom·ni·a (/etˈsämnēə/), noun, 1. a sleep disorder caused by obsessive Etsy browsing. 2. The surprising arrival of weird handmade merchandise ordered when one is only half conscious. (True story.) 3. An excuse for me to be an obnoxious, snarky New Yorker once per week.
Amazing steampunk octopus clock above by Gagora.
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again. Steampunk, when done right, can be surprising and lush and imaginative and wonderful. However, those characteristics are often missing from items labeled steampunk. It also seems to be the refuge of those makers who never know when to lay off with the hot glue gun.
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