Monday, 30 July 2012

Shadows Silhouette

I thought i'd have written about Shadows Silhouette before, but I aint, which is a shame cause its a really nice place.

Dance Revue spots in Second Life is few and far between.  New Babbage used to have the New Champagne Rooms although it was more burlesque in nature than a dance revue.  Shadows has been running for a while now and have weekly shows with a new theme each month.  Last month it was Steamdolls...this month its Bondage.

o.O

No...that that type of Bondage...

Bond...age, James Bond :)









It looks like the two Shadows Silhouette sims are in the middle of a rebuild as well, last time i was at one of their sets (about a month ago) the sims was set up in a sorta mid 50's typical US town center...looks like they are going for a pseudo Victorian/Steampunk look.

Anyway, they have a group joiner thingy next to the main stage, join the group so you can keep track of their dance sets :D

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Montego%20Beach%20Northeast/41/79/25

Monday, 23 July 2012

The Season 27 Time Rotor

The time rotor itself is based off of the few actual pictures of the model of the season 27 console there is. The console part is from Hands of Omega (they have a Season 27 full console room). The Second Life S27 build is an old one, made during 2007 and back then little was known about the cancelled season console.


After a LOT of digging around (mostly in the TARDIS builder forum) i came across two low resolution close up shots of the model. The rotor is housed inside two long cylinders which in turn is housed inside the outer cylinder which connected to the ceiling and the console's rotor collar. From the design of the inside, what little detail there was suggested a twin rotor style (like the McGann and Eccleston/Tennant console) the upper rotor slides down over the lower rotor with a light red, almost pink colour to the tubing inside and ringed white lights dotted down the inner rotor column itself.

Revamped Teen Dr Who Expo

The Teen Dr Who Expo outpost in the Epic region has been given a full overhaul.

The original Teen Expo build was there for a long time, replacing the old greek build which was also there for a long time.  This time around the very popular SciFi Convention building was repurposed and altered for the new Teen Doctor Who Expo!


Sunday, 22 July 2012

Meeeeeeeshhhhhhh - The overhaul of Brunel Hall

Laying down the prim work for the side wall of the hotel to convert it to MEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSHHHHHHHHHHHHH!


The refit of Brunel Hall's outside walls is basically complete.  Thanks to Mr Tenk showing what Mesh Studio (from the same creator of Sculpt Studio) can do...all of the outside timber work, windows and supports are now in mesh.  Sure, the mesh timbers are a few prims more than the old sculpted 30m wide timber work but the trade off is a good one...


29 prims for that whole front wall section including the detailed slot window frames and the curved supports of the upper floors.

The trade off i speak about?

Linden Lab have altered the way things have started to download, i noticed it a while back.  You clear your cache infront of a building that uses sculpts, prims and mesh and youll find the mesh loads instantly, the prims load next and the sculpt loads last.  The old facade of the hotel was covered in sculpts...and for a few minutes or more those sculpts looked like large elongated baloons.  Now with the mesh timber work and front bar wall, the hotel's outside walls load almost instantly from a cleared cache...which is very important to folks who are walking outside and thinking of going inside to look around.

The restaurant has been extended out as well, knocking out the old entrance foyer and merging the lot into one large room.


Saturday, 21 July 2012

The self important entitleists...

Ya know, I've been seeing this appear more and more in the Dr Who group chat.

For the folks who don't know, Cheshyr Pontchartrain, owner of Novatech, the behemoth of a company that sells...well...a LOT of stuff...has been suspended for a week by Linden Lab.

The group chat which Sen from Hands of Omega started in the Dr Who group to inform people of whats going on and the blatant MISUSE of Lab staff power's to actually suspend Cheshyrs account started this ongoing babble about copyrights, then it went on to more self centred talk from one person in particular.  Harley Quinn...better known as Michelle.

According to Michelle the CEO of companies should offer her support...anytime she wants it...yes, that's right folks, the CEO...the head guy (or gal) of a company should offer Michelle support.

CEO's are there to run the company, the TECH SUPPORT people are there to help.  Michelle categorically said that she doesn't care about Cheshyr, because Cheshyr as CEO of his company (novatech) didn't offer her support?!

She then went on to say she wont buy anything from Hands of Omega and she will tell her friends not to buy anything from Hands of Omega because Sen Pixie (as the CEO of HoO) will not offer her support...even though HandsOfOmega Rau is the DEDICATED avatar name of the tech support for HoO.

To people like Michelle, the self centred, self important entitleists who think that people should be at their beck and call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week even if those people are NOT the dedicated Tech Support people...Second Life does not, and will never revolve around self centred little ego centric maniacs like you.

Grow up, act yer age, and use the PROPER support channels...idiots.

This is the problem with the SL community at large now...theres more and more people like Michelle who think that everyone should be at their back and call all day, every day.  To top this all off, just before i kicked Michelle from the group she went on about her being all buddy buddy with Kat Kassner, which i was expecting to happen eventually...the conversation started to slowly slide downhill even quicker after that.

That is something else I have been seeing a lot of.  Kassners friends, trying to stir up trouble within the Doctor Who group itself.  They come in and start a general arguement (like Michelle done) and then drop the "ohhhhhhhh but NLS is far superior" or the "ohhhh but Kat Kassner said *insert shit here*.

Some of you may have noticed...I have been quiet lately with Kassner and her merry gang.  I'm now content to sit back and do my stuff, and they can sit back and do their stuff.  However...here is a warning.  If this trolling shit continues from friends of Kassner's (and trust me...i know who you are), then this little quiet phase will be over...VERY ABRUPTLY.

It is now getting to the stage where I have little to no tolerance at all for idiots.

A return to basics...

About this time every year, as July slowly runs into August, and usually after RFL finishes....i get a bit...build happy.

...about this time every year...i decide to rebuild my TARDIS.

Introducing the Interocitor - Season 27

Interocitor base room by Novatech, but with mesh roundel walls, dropping each wall section of roundels from 20+ to only 2 prims each...

Season 27 Hands of Omega console with original room roof installed.  Redone time column to match it as close as possible to the few remaining pictures online of the BBC S27 console model...which is this...

Extended hallway out joining up to Addisen "The Teacher" Lawksley's console

Lounge...fish tank is there of course, it was behind the camera view :p

Logopolis Cloister Room...Hands of Omega





Study and Library

Cell Regeneration Room

At the far end is Addisen's console...shes been working on it on and off since she seen the original build of the Cabbits which they submitted to the Mod Job Competition last year...

The redesigned TARDIS set is a major departure from the more Victorian looking mod jobs i do, the S27 based Victorian console is still in the horizons rezzer and is still my favorite, but i wanted a more classic series based set for a little while :)

...and so it begins...

Relay for Life is over...well, technically its over in August, but for the fundraising side, its over.  IFT SciFi Convention is gone, IFT wont be running it and anyway the next one (there will be a next one) wont be until next year..and SL9B was done and dusted a while ago.

The May till July months in SL to do with the Dr Who community has been the busiest EVER.  Literally...EVER.  Three different events, one running into the other.  The impact of SL9B and the larger RFL campsite alone has seen a large upsurge of new folks jopining the community.  Last month i deleted about 500 inactive accounts (folks who aint logged in for a year).  After RFL was over, that 500 that was dropped has been replaced by almost 350.  The staggering amount of folks who had no clue that there was a Doctor Who community in Second Life that was as big as it is still surprises me.

The past 2 years the major focus of my "marketing" of the Dr Who community has been outside of SL.  With Podshock now a regular occurrence (next party is in late August) and the wider world seeing the interviews i done for SL9B and for RFL, its time to look inward...to Second Life itself.

The Gateway plan has now started...

A two phase project culminating in all 5 of the "hub" sims being almost joined at the hip.  It will kick off with the Community Newsletter, a fortnightly notecard sent out to everyone in the main Dr Who group with permanent landmarks to all 5 regions, permanent landmarks to the top Dr Who stores, latest RP news, latest store sales and any other news which is from the 5 major regions.

This newsletter is still in the planning stage but it will become the one stop shop for any and all news in the Dr Who community within Second Life.

Thats stage 1.

Stage 2 is the actual gateway itself...and that's still being planned cause to be honest I've been through 5 plans for the gateway already and all of them sucked when i finished building it  >.<

Saturday, 14 July 2012

Its...RELAY WEEKEND!

July 14th and 15th marks the big event for the Relay for Life of Second Life season...the 24 hour relay event...

JULY 14TH 2012:
Opening Ceremony - 10 am - The fun-filled weekend begins!

CELEBRATE - 11 am - The first lap of Relay weekend begins with the celebrate ceremony. A Survivor/Caregiver honor walk. Please line the track and celebrate our heroes.

REMEMBER - 9pm - the Luminaria Ceremony - a solumn reflection with readings and inspirational music; sims are darkened in remembrance of those and their loved ones who have lost their battles to cancer or are still battling it; all are invited to participate. Please walk the track in silence.

JULY 15TH 2012:
FIGHT BACK -6am- Pick up your specially made RFL HOPE Cape and Fight Back Flags - available at the Relay Stations, and join us as we make our fight back pledges to save a life this year -your own, a friends, a family member, or someone you don't even know yet. Together we all can FIGHT BACK against cancer.

Closing Ceremony - 10 am - Come to close out our amazing weekend with this closing tribute to what we've accomplished and how we will, as ONE big Relay For Life of Secondlife team, continue to Fight Back and keep our Hope alive.

Ceremony Stage SLURL's
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/RFL%20Volunteer/29/34/37

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/RFL%20Treatment/225/33/37

...and if you are running the track, or visiting, pop in to the Doctor Who Fans in SL RFL Campsite!

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/RFL%20Journey/192/148/23

See you all there!

Wednesday, 4 July 2012


As the July 14th and 15th relay event draws nearer in Second Life, i thought i'd give everyone an update on how much has been raised by the Doctor Who Fans in Second Life team...

At the time of writing this we have raised over 460,000 Linden Dollars. When converted to US Dollars the total comes to just over... $1800 US Dollars!


The entire Dr Who community has been working hard selling items in Second Life and donating the money straight to ACS and Relay for Life! There is only a week and a half more to go and the RFL 2012 season in Second Life comes to an end. Can we make Platinum which is 500,000 Linden Dollars before July 7th? Who knows!


Thanks to everyone so far for their absolutley fantastic donations, if you are reading this and you would like to donate to the Relay for Life of Second Life which raises find for the American Cancer Society then click here...


Dr Who Fans of SL Donation Page

All money goes straight to ACS, and for the foilks outside the United States...the money raised by ACS also helps your countrys national cancer society!