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Not your average Steampunk 1 - the Circus

I recently began thinking of the classical steampunk archetypes - the professor, the soldier, the big game hunter, etc, etc - but there are many things that would be intensely interesting to see in a world of gears, brass and steam. 

Not your average Steampunk will be a monthly feature where we can discuss a certain venue for new ideas to the steampunk formula.  This month, the circus.  What better place to see marvels of man and machinery perform for the delight of men, women and children.  I got the idea after watching the preview for the Torchwood episode "From out of the rain".  Imagine, if you will, a ringleader wielding a megaphone connected to an amplifying device in his grand tophat.  Perhaps lion tamers could use whips alongside steam-blasting gauntlets to hold feroicious jungle cats at bay while a rifle armed hunter stands guard.  Acrobats could fly across the bigtop's ceiling while juggling mutli-colored alchemical potions that billow clouds of rainbow colored smoke! 

Now that's the greatest show on earth.  What kind of steampunk ideas would you apply to the classical 3-ring circus?

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