“Electropunk” is a subgenre of speculative fiction taking place in an alternate history where modern magitech never developed, so people use exotic devices powered by electricity instead. It’s also a fashion aesthetic involving a lot of wires and blinking lights.
Angelica: It’s so rude when people expect all the goth kids to sit together at lunch.
Obviously we wouldn’t sit with Hazel. She’s such a snob. She’s never even talked to us.
Vine: . . . We’ve never talked to her either.
Angelica: Right! Because she’s a snob!
Hyacinth: . . .
Hi . . . Hazel, right? I’m Hyacinth. What are you working on?
Hazel: . . . A story.
Hyacinth: What’s it about?
Hazel: It’s an electropunk story about a secret agent whose partner was kidnapped and is getting tortured. The bad guys have a device that mimics the electric pulses of the nervous system to turn your own body against you. So when she finds him, he’s in shock from the pain, and has fractured bones from his muscles contracting uncontrollably.
Hyacinth: I have been MISSING OUT.