February 27, 2011

Thank You, Desmond Shang

On the occasion of the 5th Anniversary of the Independent State of Caledon in Second Life (tm), I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to our Guvnah, Desmond Shang.
And I know what you are going to say, so just hush and listen for a minute sir :)
Thank you for envisioning a wonderful and unique place where people who shared your aesthetic could come and play.
Thank you for thoughtfully creating a Covenant that stressed respect and autonomy over drama and control.
Thank you for treating each new soul who you encounter with respect, and taking time you have never had free to help them.
Thank you for caring deeply about all of us, and sharing our joys and our sorrows for 5 years.
A personal thank you for being responsible for changing my life profoundly - setting me up in Steam SkyCity 4 years ago where I met my neighbor, that funny Mr. Volare.
And a huge thank you goes out from me to everyone who has contributed their time, energy, money and importantly their love to creating an amazing community.
Well Done!

February 16, 2011

2011 Grand Tour...All Aboard!

You are cordially invited to join us for the
Sparking Gears Ball
Saturday February 19th
9am - 11am SLT
Proud to be a stop on the
Spring 2011 Grand Tour!

Put on your finest mechanical avatar, clank, robot, construct or other creation of Science!
Awards will be given for most creative, most fun and most eye-popping avatars (PG please!). Cool Prizes :)
The finest caffeinated engine oils and sparkling mineral spirits will be available!

February 10, 2011

Happenings and Goings On:

As I have been home from work for a while, I am using this time to create all sorts of mischief in Second Life.

Besides being happily immersed in building several projects - I make up for skill with enthusiasm - I have some other things cooking as well.

Every Tuesday at 10pm (with exceptions usually medically related) I am teaching a class at Caledon Oxbridge University called The History and Culture of Caledon.
Which sounds horribly stuffy and self-important. Except I decided that rather than holding forth on the actual history of Caledon I would use the opportunity to make up horrific lies about what happened, when and to whom. Perks the class right up. The best part is that some of the juiciest stories are actually true! And since Desmond never attends it is pretty much open season on him.

I will be participating in this spring's Grand Tour, being Conducted by the lovely Breezy Carver and the delightful Rose Springvale. These ladies are troupers. And insane :)
My event is the Sparking Gears Ball in Steam SkyCity on Saturday Feb 19th at 9am. Romance among the Robots! Clanks and Automatons are invited to come and greet the day, with dancing and prizes for best avatars.

The Steamlands Embassy is coming to Steam SkyCity! This will be a part of the flying city dedicated to introducing visitors to all the Lands of Steam. Invitations have been sent, and building is commencing on the Embassy.

Speaking of building - I am also working on the build for the Newcomer's Association which is relocated to Caer Firnas, and the build for the Green Fairy which WILL return to Steam SkyCity.

The theory is that if I put it out in my blog, I HAVE to get all this stuff done :)

And someday, somewhere, I want to ride an ostrich.