Jackie @ Bouquet of Books and Dani @ Entertaining Interests!
This week, they ask: What is one thing Steampunk-ish you find fascinating from books, TV, movies and/or the internet (i.e. fashion, mechanics, idea, etc)?
To be honest, I haven't even read a Steampunk book all the way through. I tried to read some fairytales that were given a Steampunk spin, but I'd never even read the tales they were based on, so I lost interest. The closest I've come to engaging in the genre was Final Fantasy IX, which had a very Steampunk-based setting. And actually, a few of the Final Fantasy games have utilized airships (<--- I finally answered the question. Click the link to see the many airships used in Final Fantasy).
Airships are the coolest concept in the world to me. Like ships but flying through the air like planes? I love it. I was given a model of the Final Fantasy X airship for Christmas or my birthday one year (yikes, sad I can't remember, but I think my little sister got it for me).
Also, someone actually enlightened me on the fact that my story has Steampunk elements, and I didn't realize it. My metal army DOES run on steam and magic, though, so I incorporated a little more steam-powered items during one of my last drafts. I plan on reading a few Steampunks in the near future: Real Girls Don't Rust, A Conspiracy of Alchemists, and Clockwork Angel. We'll see if I'll add Steampunk to my likes. :)