For some time now I've been tooling aroud with some Steampunk themed writing, set within a waterbound city, much like Venice. I have no idea how it started, and it just seems to have taken on a life of its own in a way. Other influences have included Privateer Press' Iron Kingdoms, and also some of Hallows Eve Design's Unhallowed Metropolis. There's also some dieselpunk thrown in as well. More information about Steampunk and Dieselpunk at the Gatehouse Gazette and at Steampunk Magazine.