Sunday, July 19, 2009
Is Harry Potter Steam Punk?
I took the kids to see the latest Harry Potter film last night and I came away wondering if HP was Steam Punk.
They ride to school on a steam train!
They attend boarding school in a castle filled with tradition.
Where they learn latin for their spells.
Have you seen their uniforms?
The society is very stratified. The lowest of the low are the Muggles, anyone with magic is above them, and within the magic society there are the pure-bloods, the half-bloods and the muggle-born.
Hogwarts school is filled with fascinating and arcane magical machines and devices.
If all of these aren't elements of Steam Punk, what am I missing?