Friday, 24 June 2011

The Mock Victorian

Brunel Hall's constant tinkering with in New Babbage is an ongoing running joke within the city.  Since the hotel opened more than a year ago its been overhauled totally about 5 times in total with reworks going on almost every month.

Lately since the addition of the campanile style open bell tower (only one of its kind in the steamlands as far as i know) I've been fretting about the dang windows of the place.  Brunel Hall is a big building...a very big building.  The largest land based build (theres bigger stuff underwater) of the city, the second largest hotel in the steamlands (Gabriele Riels Coughton Court is bigger...i built that as well) and so far the only Mock Tudor style building of its kind in SL.  Sure, theres stickwork builds all over the place in SL, but they hark back to the medieval era, the old wattle and daub style housing, not the Mock Stickwork facade builds of the victorian age.

The problem with this particular kind of build is the sodding windows.

Theres a lot of them in Brunel Hall, especially around the back, 100 odd prims worth of windows to be exact, more prims than some of the actual houses in the city.  Today EzY from the Dr Who Expo sculpted up a great set of sash style sliding windows which is the main style of window that was in use from the late 18th century all the way up to the mid 20th century...ohhh and Mr String scripted them so the lower half slides the hotel has period windows which actually opens!

YAY!  *confetti*

To visit Brunel Hall Hotel click on the link :)

Saturday, 18 June 2011

Bestiality in New Babbage?

Yes!  According to Holocluck Henley there is bestiality going on...

Read past the timelord banter and move onto the bit about someone who is a farm animal from the waist down.  He means me.  Of course, as usual Holocluck Henley gets it wrong, , im wearing Satyr legs and im a farm animal from the kneecaps down, then again Holo gets all sorts of things wrong...just like he got it wrong by supporting a Dr Who sim that harbors copybotters, thus, he himself fully supports copybotting.

It's no surprise holo finds any excuse to take little jabs at me.

Not only does Holocluck Henley paint a picture of adult chat going on in the PG rated Steampunks of New Babbage group, he makes it look as if people are trying to ignore the "group" of females who are apparently pining after me each and every day in Steampunks.  Now the female banter does go on, but thats got a lot to do with the whole scottish accent i have going on, not one comment of any of them trying to jump into bed with me or otherwise make little prim babies has went on, Holo being a full out blatant liar makes it sound as if it has.  For one thing the other 9 group admins and the owner of the 10 sims would shut down that kinda chat immediately before it got out of control, just like i shot down the borderline adult chat that was going on in the PG rated chat of Steampunks at the beginning of this year, and let me tell ya...that didn't win me any friends.

Of course, close minded individuals, like Holocluck Henley, don't realize that Second Life's motto of "Your World...Your Imagination" is what drives thriving communities within the world of SL.  Anything that's different to his perspective should be closeted away from public view and never spoken about.   The mere hint of someone who has Satyr legs and a tail being talked about jokingly in a PG sense which absolutely no one in Steampunks has made a complaint about...makes it look to him that its adult chat, even though there's been not one single complaint...he complains.

Just like he said that the Doctor Who group which i run and am one of the two owners of is constantly discussing adult related material, he pins the same thing onto the steampunks group.  What holo forgot to mention (since hes a blatant liar) is that the Doctor Who group has Linden employees in its membership.  New Babbage steampunks group has been suspected of having some Linden employees alts for a long time now and BOTH Katrina and New Babbage get regular visits by folks from Linden Lab.  If there was sexual adult chat going on in either groups...LL would have contacted the group owners by now, so have both groups been contacted by LL?


It's as simple as that...

Also, just incase Holocluck Henley decides to retcon his post (which is what liars usually do to cover their tracks) heres a screenshot of the particular part of his blog post im yapping on about :)

Friday, 17 June 2011

Meet The Timelords - SL8B

To be honest, i've never really payed much attention to the Second Life Birthday bashes.  It's a bit like a big massive party spread over a whole bunchof regions payed for by Linden Lab itself.

This year is Second Life's 8th Birthday and would have went past relativley un-noticed in the various Doctor Who groups...but not this time.  Designing Worlds, SL's top magazine show based in Treet.TV along with Prim Perfect Magazine are doing a 1 hour long live show on...Doctor Who in Second Life.

It will be a live studio audience and be part of the wider SL8B events going on inworld in Second Life.  Saffia Widdershins already contacted me to take part in the show and also asked me for a few names who could also appear on the panel to talk about the Doctor Who community in SL as a whole and also the roleplay side of the community within SL.

It also means that Saffia gets to sit on a big comfy chair and chat to a few residents of SL, a bit like the Parkinson show :)

Anyways, Tristan of Who Island, Sen of Hands of Omega, Oolon of New Gallifrey, Bernard of Paradox Island and Louis of Podshock will all hopefully be taking a seat with me in the Designing Worlds "Meet the Timelords" 1 hour long interview and Q&A session for SL8B.  If anything, it will show the thousands of folks who take part in SL8B that Doctor Who is alive and kicking in Second Life...and it should be a whole load of fun as well!

It will be the first time that a top rated filmed magazine show has shown interest in the genre of Doctor Who in SL, and it will be the first time that Doctor Who has had any sort of presence in the wider Second Life birthday celebrations.

Saturday, 11 June 2011

Archangel "Mr Copybot" Mortenwold Whines...

Taken from the TARDIS Owners group...

[11:52]  Archangel Mortenwold: I tried visiting Vernian Sea a few days ago only to find I'd been banned from there.  No explanation was given, but Victor1st is part of the group that runs the sim, so I figured the reason out pretty quickly.

[11:54]  Archangel Mortenwold: I know the reason he banned me.

[11:55]  Victor1st Mornington: dont look at me, last person i banned in babbage was a 5 day old tennoob who kept rezzing a hands of omega console intop of city hall, that was 6 weeks ago...

[11:56]  Archangel Mortenwold: Victor, don't lie to me again.  You know why I was banned from there.  You're just the type of vindictive person who would do it.

Yes, the reason you got banned Arch is cause your a copybotter.  You steal other people work, and you claim it as your own.  The reason you got banned Arch is cause basically...your a theif.

It's a mute point anyway...cause it actually wasnt me who banned Arch, his name was already on the ban list inluding some of his copybot supporting friends and they was probably there LONG before i became an admin.

Looks like Archangel "Mr Copybot" Mortenwold had already angered one of the 10 estate owners of New Babbage, probably by copybotting their work cause Arch has no decent building skills of his own.  Anyway, i sent a notecard to Mr Tenk informing him that i unbanned Arch just to keep Mr Copybot happy but I also informed Mr Tenk that i think the reason someone else banned him is cause so far, he's been caught ripping off folks work twice.

Ya see the thing about the steam-lands in SL and the wider victorian themed sims is the common thread of a lot of TARDIS users, usually DCL or HoO actually living on those regions like New Babbage, Caledon, Steelhead, Steeltopia and all the others.  Those same folks are in the TARDIS owners group, the DCL group, the main Doctor Who group and they all interact with each other.  When word of a copybotter like Arch gets out, they usually end up getting blanket banned form the majority of those sims.  Unlike the circles Arch keeps in with, we don't support the content theft of other peoples work.

Saturday, 4 June 2011

This is simply...


No one's claimed responsibility for making it...probably not to face the "wrath" of Kassners one sided "discussion" about getting banned before she mutes ya and bans ya anyway, even if your innocent (likes shes done to a lot of folks on her ban list).

However by the looks of it the pic was made really recently seeings it mentions that copybot fiasco that happened recently...