My AAU Thesis Team group now has three members! It's up, though I wouldn't say it's "running" yet. If other thesis preparation classes are anything like Preproduction, then we're all still gathering ideas.
Vince gave me some clarification on why he suggested I come up with other ideas. He wants to make sure my thesis has a sense of continuity, of cohesiveness, of there being an organic story behind it. As such, I'll push for the Old West Steampunk idea. In my mind, it has all those things, plus wonderful artistry and detail that, I think, will look superb. I may need to share reference images, and I'm all for doing that.
On to homework! I do have three classes this semester, and I've got work to do!