Saturday, February 28, 2009

Canines, Feathers and Jager Tipping

Last night I was strolling through Steelhead and saw a large gathering in Port Harbor. I walked over and was delighted to see a gathering of dogs and their owners as Miss Tanarian Davies has opened a dog park for the Virtual Kennel Club...I heard a hunt was going on in Caledon Lionsgate for elusive anniversary Caledon pounds minted by the Vicereine. They were indeed hard to find as they were very very tiny...Later on, I put on my feathered Brazilian samba finery and headed over to the Ballroom for the Mardi Gras dance...I was involved in a bit of jager-tipping last night. Mr Munster went over quite easily. Bunny: 5, Jager: 1. Please do not tell the Sheriff! My rap sheet seems to be getting longer and longer...

Friday, February 27, 2009

New Babbage to Expand

Mayor Tenk has announced that Babbage will be putting in for its 7th sim, to be named...well, "New Babbage". A map to stake one's claim is in City Hall.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Happy 3rd Anniversary Caledon!

Today we celebrate the third anniversary of the Independent State of Caledon. From its oldest sim...To its newest (Perenelle)...
To its capital City...
Caledon has proven to be a nation determined to persevere with a community dedicated to its doing so. Here is to another year!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Rivet Town Sim Closing in March

Steampunk Victorian sim owner Grace Loudon has announced that she will be closing Rivet Town at the end of March. It is always a shame to see a themed community leave like this and my best wishes to her and her citizens in the future.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Mayor Tenk of New Babbage Sworn In Today!

Forgive my greyed photographs as the lag got the best of me and many as we attended the inauguration of the new Mayor of New Babbage, officiated by Commodore O'Toole...[13:04] Hotspur Otoole: I (state your name)
[13:04] Mosseveno Tenk: I, Mosseveno Tenk
[13:06] Mosseveno Tenk: do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Great City of New Babbage against all enemies, foreign and domestic;
[13:06] Mosseveno Tenk: that I will bear true faith and allegieance to the same
[13:07] Mosseveno Tenk: that I take this obligation of Clockwinder freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion;
[13:08] Mosseveno Tenk: that I will keep her gears oiled, her mainsprings wound, and her steam engines stoked with coal,
[13:08] Mosseveno Tenk: and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of Clockwinder on which I am
[13:08] Mosseveno Tenk: So help me God.

And with those words, the Clockwinder Mayor of New Babbage was sworn in...
You were expecting a Bible, were you?Mayor Tenk then declared Mr Aeolus Cleanslate First Engineer and presented him with a ceremonial artifact of the city...
[13:12] Mosseveno Tenk: The Mace of Olaf, First Defender of Babbage
[13:16] Mosseveno Tenk: And like Olaf the carpenter of old, I charger you to kep Babbage safe from enemies
[13:16] Mosseveno Tenk: and Tyrants,Afterwards, a group of us gathered at Ruby's for great coversation...

Saturday, February 21, 2009

The Primgraph #4 Available!

The staff at The Primgraph has done a lovely job again. This issue features the Wild West historic RP sim of Tombstone, as well as articles about fan language, the Babbage airship regatta, and other topics of 19th century interest. To read a copy on the aethernet, please click HERE.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Under the Sea and Riding Trouts

Steelhead's Friday themed dance was under the sea, or in this case the waters near the docks. Miss CeAire DeCosta put together a slideshow to bring about awareness of how one could help endangered species such as manatees. Mermaids and mermen and those in underwater breathing apparatus had an enjoyable time...Later, I took my Tombola Riding Trout (of course it's a trout and you must buy it from her directly) out for a spin in Steelhead's water and stopped to chat with Miss Weezles and Miss Burton. What you can not see in this picture is that both of their hair glowed to pretty effect in the waters under Port Harbor...

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

E.Laval New Releases: Steelhead Sunrise & Tiny Steampunk Lady

One may have seen me wear this on my rez day recently, but I decided to go ahead and release Steelhead Sunrise for everyone to enjoy. Miss Riven Homewood, when it was mentioned in chat that I had made a Steelhead dress, asked if it was made of fish. Well, yes, actually. The pattern is scales in the lovely gradated colors of the skin of the Steelhead trout, which is also reflected in the texture of the corset waist. It is inspired by the Gardner worth, and comes with the corset waist, bodice, skirts, gloves, a golden-brown lace underskirt and bodice and dress frills...Now, I couldn't possibly release a Tiny Steampunk Gent ensemble without releasing a Tiny Steampunk Lady version to join in on the adventure! Both new outfits may be found at my shops in Caledon Regency, Steelhead City or via the aethernet at XStreet...

Sunday, February 15, 2009

The February Grand Tour

It being Valentine's Day weekend, I was not inworld for most of the Grand Tour, which rotated through locations in the historic and themed community sims of Neufriedstadt, Caledon, Colonia Nova, Oneiros, Artis Natur, Wonderland Gardens, Giverny, New Babbage, Steeltopia, Alpine Meadow, ROMA, Raglan Shire, Nantucket, Edison and ending in Steelhead...I was able to make Steelhead's, whose Hotel & Ballroom looked as beautiful as the dancers swirling within it...

Friday, February 13, 2009

Steelhead Valentine's Dance

Only in Steelhead would a Valentine's Day dance have a Valentine's Day Massacre theme. Gun-toting mobsters and their molls were out in full-force. Oh my, is that a bathtub full of gin?

Thursday, February 12, 2009


It is nice to sit and think......about the simple things that matter.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

The Steelhead Woodchipper

The infamous woodchipper made an appearance last night in Steelhead City, with much side-splitting laughter ensuing. Those who weren't pulled through seemed to have imbibed a bit too much of the Tennessee whiskey. And this was before the riding ostriches and Mrs Peterman's short flight with a seagull. I can only imagine what Mr Tenk was thinking...

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Steelhead Town Meeting: Feb. 10

The community of Steelhead gathered for its weekly town meeting. The highlights of the meeting, including event information, can be found at the Sentinel site HERE.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

The Messmers Get A Bit Squirrelly

It helps to have a partner who rather enjoys being a tiny squirrel as well sometimes. I thought I'd whip up a "Tiny Steampunk Lady" outfit similar to the "Tiny Steampunk Gent" that Phin is wearing...
Which certainly makes attending events together as the ValenTinies Dance at the Prop Spinners Pub in Steam Sky City a lot of fun!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

1891 Isabella Stewart Gardner Worth Gown Available to Benefit Library

In conjunction with my exhibit at the main library in Caledon, my reproduction of Isabella Stewart Gardner/Mrs Jack's 1891 Worth gown--which uses a texture from the original dress' textile--is now available for sale for 1000L. 100% of the proceeds go to benefit the Caledon Library/Alexandrian Free Library system, which has helped to educate and provide libraries not just in Caledon, but throughout the grid. You may find vendors to purchase it at the Whitehorn Memorial Library in Victoria City or at my main shop near the hub in Caledon Regency.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Steelhead Town Meeting: February 3

As on most Tuesday evenings inworld, I attended the Steelhead town meeting. You may read the highlights from it HERE at the Sentinel.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Muddy Monday

I arrived at the Gearz Club for Dia's weekly dance and looked up to see that Sheriff Fuzz had placed the sign I created for him. I do so like the rotating gears...
A good number of us came out to dance to Lady Whoopass' tunes...And some, like Miss Bellambi, Col. O'Toole, and Babbage's Mayor-Elect Tenk were game for a bit of mudwrestling fun instead!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Happy Dances Throughout My Rez Day

Today has been a fantastic Rez Day, especially as I got to share most of it with those dearest to me. I did stop through Lady Amber's Imbolc Ball in the Moors again this year to celebrate the coming of Spring with a bit of Morris dancing...
Puck Goodliffe came inworld just for me and I danced my happy dance around him and his raven Ingrid as his wicker man blazed in front of his Caledon I home. If you are ever there, take a look at his address on his is special and one of the most unique in all of Caledon...My darling partner Phin and I managed a tango or two. As you can see, I continued to wear flowers in my hair for the rest of the evening...And upon returning to Laval Point minutes before my Rez Day's end, I found that Lunar had just brought greenery and Spring to Steelhead! I am a woman who enjoys the simple pleasures our life inworld offers, so that was indeed a fantastic thing. This has been a wonderful Rez Day indeed! Thank you everyone!

Happy Rez Day to Me!

I turn two today on my Rez Day! I am doing a happy dance to the pretty mechanical egg music box that Lunar gave me from Miss Capalini's shop in Babbage. She makes such lovely things! Eds sent me a grand selection of all the cakes and goodies she has made for her patisserie so far. And my friend Mr Madcow Cosmos gave me a Doom Bell avatar. Also, I asked a friend to do something positive for herself for my rez day. She knows what I am talking about and I'm holding her to it! This is going to be a great day!