Friday, December 25, 2009

Happy Holidays to You All!

I would like to wish everyone in the Steamlands and beyond a wonderful holiday season!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

O Steelhead Tartan Bustle Dress

I have released the "O Steelhead" version of my tartan bustle dress, done in Steelhead's official tartan!

You may find it in my shop at Steelhead City.

I will be releasing the lumberjack shirt, waistcoat and full tartan dress with jacket soon, so be on the look out for them.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Riding Through Steelhead St Helens

I thought I'd saddle up Flashy and go for a ride through Steelhead St Helen's...
First killer deer and now bears?I love all of the flags from those who have climbed to the top of the mountain...
St Helen's is a beautiful, rustic sim with forests, streams, hot springs, and even a geyser! Every time I go back it is different. You'll have to see it for yourself...

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Aether Salon: Shanghai'ed

There was a great turn out for the Aether Salon. The theme was "Shanghai'ed" and focused on Steelhead's Shanghai sim. Lunar discussed his influences for the Asian Steampunk look and feel of the sim, while Miss Riven Homewood discussed the RL influence of the Asian community on the Pacific Northwest. Miss Elegia Underwood spoke about roleplaying and RP'ing in Shanghai. I think everyone enjoyed it very much and it was nice to see so many visiting this wonderful sim.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Caledon Colony in Blue Mars

Well, it's official...

The Guvnah has announced that there will be a Caledon colony in the virtual world of Blue Mars.

It will be available for preview there in a few days. For more information, please read more HERE.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Steelhead on Ice

Just gliding around during our Friday night dance!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Skating in the Kokopelli

I genuinely enjoy ice skating. I find it calming as I glide around on the ice and sometimes do tricks and jumps. This year, the Steelhead ice rink is located at the Kokopelli Stage in Steelhead Capital City instead of in the Gardens as in years past. There is a free skate box and skate vendor there if you'd like to as well.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Steelhead Sim Opening Dance and Killer Deer

There was a nice turnout at tonight's dance celebrating the arrival of St Helen's...However, its resident deer ran amok, causing quite a bit of panic. It seems it did not forget my chasing after it in ferret form the other night. really was staring directly at me. I was reduced to a bit of a state of paranoia which caused me to utter the following statement that is now on many a profile of those present:

"Crappity crap crap crap...I'm going to get killed by Bambi."

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Steelhead Town Meeting: Ferrets & Airships

The citizens of Steelhead gathered for their weekly town meeting. There were many "hoooos" regarding the arrival of St Helens. As I was still a ferret, I just got comfortable in the front of the room on the floor...
Afterwards, the Baron--who was a tiny critter himself--and I chatted...As Lunar rode on Tensai's airship, which was veering crazily around the room...For more information about events in Steelhead, please see HERE.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Steelhead Mt St Helen's is Here!

Steelhead's latest sim--Mt St Helen's--arrived! Here I am at the top looking over the whole sim...
I love when a sim is brand new and everything is being terraformed and added to it. I love the waterfall and trees...Some of us gathered by the fire with marshmallows...Later, I couldn't think of a better place to be a critter and chase (and be chased by) the deer through the woods...

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Leftovers Dance

I went to Steelhead's "Thanksgiving Leftovers" dance as turkey bones...It looks like I ended up as soup stock...Hope you all had a great holiday!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Steelhead Shanghai Featured on "Designing Worlds"

Steelhead Shanghai was featured on the "Designing Worlds" show. Hosts Saffia Widdershins and Elrik Merlin joined Lunar, Tensai and resident Elegia Underwood on a tour of the sim. For those who might have a problem viewing the video below, you can view it HERE...

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Steelhead Town Meeting: Steelhead Mt St Helen's Prebooking Available

The citizens of Steelhead gathered for their weekly town meeting. O'Toole had a very large drum to bang. You may find out more about local events HERE, but the big announcement of the evening is that Steelhead Mt St Helen will be arriving in December and is now available for prebooking!
What is that large mountain in the background? Oh, it's perfectly safe to live there...To summarize the info from Lunar:
Steelhead's sixth sim will be a rugged, frontier wilderness community in the Oregon Territories, tree-filled and more rural with unpaved roads. Steampunk is very much allowed as long as a western influence is present in the build. Think the wild Pacific Northwest and geothermal power. Industries such as logging, slaughterhouses, cattle ranching, shipfitting, and whaling are very welcome, and industry builds are allowed to spit out tons of smoke in the air as well as dump pollutants into the water (This was the era before the EPA).

If you are interested in living there, please contact TotalLunar Eclipse.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Steelhead's New Station

Lunar and Tensai have built a brand new structure based upon this one to replace one of Steelhead's most well-known landmarks--the train station...
Steelhead's station has had a main train station for as long as I can remember. It serves as Steelhead's main welcome center and there is now plenty of room inside for new arrivals...
My favorite thing about it is the beautiful ceilings and beams...

Friday, November 6, 2009


I went to Steelhead for tonight's Guy Fawkes-inspired dance and found this note tacked to an underground room...As you can see, I was dressed in a tiny gunpowder keg. After making my way through the tunnels I found the revelers and joined their dancing...Afterwards, I thought I'd go home to Harborside and partake of a bit of fishing, as Lunar created a lovely area by the water to do so...I even managed to catch this pretty ultrarare fish!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Noodle's at Ho Ping's

I stopped by the Steelhead Shanghai pawnshop establishment of Mr Ho Ping the other night, where I joined siblings Lunar and Lady Christine MacAllister for some noodles and sake. All that I can say is that elves must have a rather high tolerance for sake. I took care not to spill any of the broth onto my satin dress, although a vegetable (or at least I think it was a vegetable) escaped my chopsticks at one point.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Town Meeting: Of Squiddies and Spookiness

The citizens of Steelhead gathered for the weekly town meeting, where it was announced that Miss Tibouchina Freschi won the trophy for Steelhead's Spookiest House...I was rather surprised to see the relatively reclusive Dr Alter present. It seems a John Doe was found in her pet squiddy thing last Friday and Sheriff Fuzz and Steelhead in general are to help solve the mystery of how he ended up there...

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Bunnies Amok

Yesterday Lunar and I amused ourselves by running amok as tiny bunnies. There is something to be said for the "instant happy" that being a tiny bunny seems to create, although it has been rumored that I tend to be rather destructive and mischievous about town when I am one--getting myself into all sorts of hijinks and shenanigans. I wonder if Sheriff Fuzz ever got the pawprints off of his ceiling...

Steelhead Port Harbor was listed in the Linden Lab Search Showcase as a "Hot Spot" so there has been quite an influx of new folks coming to town. We popped over to the landing point where Tensai was setting things out and highly amused some new visitors. She put down something shiny. I licked it and passed out for a spell. Oh dear.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Steelhead Town Meeting 10/27: Fuzzwolf

The citizens of Steelhead gathered for their weekly town meeting. Sheriff Fuzz was a bit "fuzzier" than normal...Our spooky stories readings will continue on Sun., Nov 1 at the Steelhead Library Gardens at 11:30 SLT. You may check HERE for more events and goings-on in Steelhead.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Steelhead Town Meeting: A Hot Hat

The citizens of Steelhead gathered for their weekly meeting. As it has a section during which Tensai discusses the latest technological advances affecting our world, mention of a certain more "fluid" motion of one's bosom as recently implemented in a viewer was discussed. This of course led to a very Steelheadesque raucous discussion of certain floppy appendages. And to add further interest, O'Toole's hat was a bit hot for him and some sitting nearby took advantage of that fact...Many spooky events coming up, so do read more HERE about Steelhead's events and such.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Steelhead Town Meeting: Oct. 13

The citizens of Steelhead gathered for their weekly town meeting. We're having an upcoming hunt and our Annual Spookiest House Contest and Tour on the 24th. There will also be a greet Spooky Readings event on the 18th and Nov 1. For more information about Steelhead events and goings-on, do read more HERE.

And you would think the squirrel jokes would get old by now, but, they don't seem to.

Sailing on the Firth and Over Nessie

I took the Seredipity out for a spin...well, slow-going cruise. Phin gave it to me last year as a present for our one-year anniversary of being together. I thought I'd finally take it out on the Firth and set out from Messmer Harbor in Mayfair...
En route, I felt stuck on a prim or something and had to steer around it. Upon coming back it rezzed and I realized what I had almost run over. First duchesses and now Nessie? Oh dear...

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Steelhead Town Meeting 10/6: Birthday Balloons

The citizens of Steelhead gathered for their weekly town meeting last night, where we were all given red balloons to celebrate Mrs Peterman's birthday. Some of us floated with said balloons occasionally. Also, a mysterious letter was left on the front of town hall. Whoever could it be from and what does it portend?

For more Steelhead events and goings on, please find more information HERE.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Issue 8 of The Primgraph Available

The latest issue of The Primgraph magazine is out, with articles of interest to those in the Steamlands and historic sims...

Monday, October 5, 2009

Steelhead Civic Project: Manhole Covers

Lunar is constantly doing civic projects for Steelhead and like with the street signs all over, the new house numbers, and whatnot I get recruited to create things and textures for the town. The latest project he had for me? Manhole covers. Inspired by decorated Japanese manhole covers, some of which are gorgeous and look like woodcut drawings, I took out my sketchbook and drew Steelhead's namesake fish...
Using the sketch as my template, I then created the actual texture for the cover itself and voila! Finished manhole cover in Boomtown! There will be three more designs. Like the Japanese ones, they are unique to their location, so each Steelhead sim will have its own design. Do look out for them when you visit!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Steelhead Town Meeting Sept 29: Contest Winners

The citizens of Steelhead gathered for their weekly town meeting. The winners of the steampunk build were announced. Livestock: 1st place--Steamgoat, 2nd place--Ugly Cow; Poultry: 1st place--Steam Phoenix, 2nd place--Gear Eyed Poultry; Exotic/Other: 1st place--Steam Chupacabra, 2nd place--Steam Willard. The winner of the tartan contest--Tanarian Davies, whose winning entry is below--was announced as well. Congrats to all winners and participants. For more Steelhead events and goings-on, please click HERE.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Farewell to Ice Castle Xero

High in the skies above Caledon Morgaine, a beautiful castle of ice has been floating...
Owned by Xero Silverspar, many of us joined him and danced upon his ice crystal ballroom floor last night to bid it farewell...There he is behind me in the Strand cover with the Guvnah. I shall always remember being in my shop in Regency when it was new and seeing snow and knowing he was near...I stood in his crystal study, where I knew he had been trying to find a way back home...If the castle is leaving, then he must have succeeded in doing so then. If that is so, then I wish him much luck upon his journey home and he will be missed. It was always a bit warm for him here.