As you step foot on the Oculus ( the airship for steampunk goggles and other eyewear), you find yourself in a strangely attractive world. Everywhere you see, people hide behind glasses. Personality is a strange term here. Everyone covers theirs, yet they emit so much. You look around. All around the airship there are craftsmen selling their marvelous eyewear. The first workshop you spot bears the name “50 Shades of Ray”. Strange…It sounds almost like something you know from the “real world”. Or better said, knew, as the Bay will surely make every memory of yours fade away soon…
The 50 Shades of Ray
As you enter the workshop, a friendly old face greets you. He is wearing steampunk sunglasses made out of brass and lenses with a tint of green in them. ‘ Welcome to the 50 Shades of Ray. As you might have guessed, I’m Ray. What can I help you with?’ You stand there, in silence, still not believing that you’re on an airship made out of glass. ‘Oh, I see. You must be new here. I can see it in your eyes. More precisely, I can see your eyes. Hurry up, let’s cover it! Nudity is not tolerated well on the Oculus!’ Before you could dive deep in your thoughts on how crazy this old man is ( and probably the whole population of this floating city), Ray pulls a lever on his desk labeled as “Simulator” and a blinding light with the power of a thousand suns fills the room.
Level 1 – Let the Sunshine In
That’s it, you must be in Heaven…although it hurts like Hell. ‘Here, take this. It will help. Sorry for any inconvenience that this might have caused, but it’s the only way I can show customers that my products are of top quality’- Says the old man as he puts some golden steampunk sunglasses on you. You instantly feel classier, but this feeling is still strongly overpowered by the shock caused by the light. ‘ I see you’re not impressed. Well, no problem. I still have a few tricks up my sleeves’. Hearing this, you start to swallow, but before you could finish, Ray pulls the lever a bit more.
Level 2 – Blowing in the Wind
You feel an insane amount of pressure. Someone is trying to push your eyeballs in with all their strength. ‘ This is the wind simulation. I’m sorry if you feel like being blown away. Put these goggles on. These will truly blow you away. Say hello to Windy XLR8. It is used by pilots, airship pirates and adventurous travelers all around the seven skies. The goggles were originally crafted for people who sail dangerous winds, but you can never know these days. You know, Global Weirding and all.’ Well, this globe is certainly a weird one, but you start to feel it’s magic.
I wear eye-wear
It became clear to you: you want to wear one of these fine pieces of eye-wear. Not because it protects you from the sun or the wind or any other element. It’s because you feel like you’re the classiest human ever to exist. ‘Enough of these games.’ – You say. ‘I just want the best looking steampunk sunglasses you have.’ Ray stares at you for a few seconds, then a smile appears on his face. ‘Well, in that case, I know exactly what you need. The Aoron Steampunk sunglasses !’
Show me something else!
Oh, you’re still here. You don’t like this pair of super classy sunglasses? No problem, you can find plenty of others on the airship. How about these bad-ass lenses: Renegade’s Shades – Steampunk Sunglasses ? Much better, huh? I knew you were more of a bad guy type.