Friday, 25 December 2009

Merry Christmas and a Joyous New Year

On behalf of Christine and myself I would like to wish you all the best of the Season and a safe and happy holiday to you and yours.

To our friends in the Steamlands of Caledon, New Babbage, Steelhead, Edison, Steeltopia and beyond may Steam Santa bring you lots of coal for your furnaces and possibly a few pressies to go with it.

Fàilte na Nollaige ort!

Wednesday, 9 December 2009

Bedlam in Babbage

Taking over from Breakfast in Babbage (to take into account all those wonderful changes with Daylight Savings Time across the globe) Edward Pearse's infamous music celebrations move into winter with a Christmas Special called Bedlam in Babbage.

Featuring Barenaked Ladies & Sarah McLachlan, Royal Crown Revue, Los Del Rio (yes Virginia, there is a Christmas edition of the Macarena), Carols of the Old Ones, Tom Lehrer and Geraldine McQueen. All this and more.

Join us at Radio Riel's The Clarendon for an afternoon of tragic Christmas Choones and Winter Warbling guaranteed to have to have you reaching for the Christmas Spirit.

Winter in New Babbage

It can be chilly out there.

A selection of fine upstanding New Babbage citizens model the latest gift from Pearse'd & Cut.

Pop by the shop in Babbage Square and pick up your winter freebies including this marvellous scarf in the colours of the New Babbage flag.

Located on the corner of Jefferson Way and Perdido Street

Monday, 30 November 2009

St Andrew's Day Party

Join in the Caber Toss and Hammer Throw to be held outside the city wall and then finish the evening up with a dance at The Clarendon in New Babbage.

Whisky and haggis for all as well as IRN BRU for the teetotallers.

Thursday, 26 November 2009

New Babbage Fleetweek finishes

A great video created by young Loki capturing some of the events of Fleet Week.

Christine and I enjoyed the Uniform Ball after the day spent racing submarines around the Vernian (Thanks to Miss Hienricks for the photo).

While timezones kill a lot of things with SL there was enough on during this week that even the small part I dipped into was great. 2nd place in the Submarine races and equal first prize for Best Uniform.

A hearty congratulations to all involved in making Fleet Week as success especially Miss Breezy and Mr. Cleanslate. Even my anticipated downside did not emerge.


Sunday, 15 November 2009


Mr. Ho Ping had asked me to create a shop for him in Steelhead Shanghai. After seeing my Pawnbrokers in Clockhaven he asked if I could incorporate some of the elements into the new building. Apparently a pawnbrokers would be a good front.

It's quite a good front I think. I even got the right character for Pawnbroker. I also installed ElfguardTM at his request.

Some bric-a-brac within the front shop.

Upstairs for Mr. Ho's offices

I've added the beds I was going to make back when the Taiyou was standing in Steelhead.

Thursday, 12 November 2009

Doctor Who Podshock Party

Yes it's time again for all the long scarf fetishists and and Captain Jack Wannabees to meet, sing, dance and covort.

Come one come all to the November Podshock.

DJing by Yours Truly from 3-6 SLT.

Saturday, 31 October 2009

The actual Primgraph Press

Back in June I finished the offices for the Primgraph Press. At the time it was mused that it would be lovely if the Primgraph actually did have a Press.

In my spare time since I've dabbled with creating one. I had very little knowledge of how one worked. I knew how a Gutenberg press worked and I'd seen some very modern presses that sped a newspaper through in a matter of seconds. But, thanks to the aetherweb I have a far better understanding of how a 19th century press works.

Today however I was able to deliver to Miss Saffia the finished product. The Primgraph now has a scripted printing press to add that little extra flavour to the offices.

A very special thanks to Professor Avalanche for helping with the scripting.

Saturday, 24 October 2009

Weird Al Birthday Celebrations

Join Edward Pearse for a musical tribute to the King of Parody on his 50th birthday. From original tracks to more recent, and some unreleased tunes, join us at the The Clarendon in New Babbage.

Old tunes, new tunes and Weird tunes.

Free accordions and Twinkie Weiner Sandwiches for all!

Saturday, 17 October 2009

Music Appreciation at the New Champagne Rooms

I've been asked to do the honours for this Sunday. Most people already know about my enjoyment of novelty music, so I thought I'd put out some of the other music I enjoy.

8-10pm SLT Sunday.

Hope to see you there.

Thursday, 15 October 2009

Redecorating for Halloween

A few cans of paint, some scaffolding and a touch of artistry and the Pearse'd & Cut New Babbage shop is ready for Halloween.

Saturday, 10 October 2009

Breakfast in Babbage - Schpooky Edition

This weekend's Breakfast in Babbage will be a double event. In addition to the usual collection of odd music and brain melting, it will also be Edward Pearse's 3rd Rez Day.

To help you get in the mood for the upcoming Hallowe'en festivities the music will be of the schpooky variety.

Join us at The Clarendon in New Babbage from 8am to 10am this Saturday or tune in at

Also, due to the slow creep of Daylight Savings, this will be the last Breakfast in Babbage. Watch this space for the time for next month's event ("Brunch" perhaps?)

Happy Thanksgiving

On behalf of Christine and myself I'd like to wish all of our Canadian friends a very Happy Thanksgiving weekend. Our hope is that as they celebrate this holiday they're in the company of good friends, loved ones and hopefully plenty of food.

Sunday, 4 October 2009

Recent Additions to Pearse'd & Cut

Ladies and Gentlemen,

I am proud to announce some recent additions to the range of merchandise available from my stores around the Steamlands.

First is the range of kilts and tartan skirts has had the New Babbage tartans added to it: Both the official Dress & Hunting tartans as well as two unofficial ones.

For the tinies I have released a version of my inventor's toolbelt with apron and goggles.

And finally I have added a 19th century fencing uniform. Based on the portrait of noted Swordmaster Captain Alfred Hutton. The foil is scripted for En Garde! A ladies version has been requested and will be available soon.

Tuesday, 22 September 2009

Riel Radio Theatre - Shadow Out of Time

A special presentation of the H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society's dramatisation of Shadow Out of Time.

Dark Adventure Radio Theatre: The Shadow Out of Time brings Lovecraft's tale to life as it might have been adapted for radio in the 1930s. In the style of The War of the Worlds, The Shadow and their own At the Mountains of Madness (previously presented on Riel Theatre) and The Dunwich Horror, Dark Adventure Radio Theatre dramatizes HPL's story with a huge cast of professional actors, exciting sound effects and thrilling original music by Troy Sterling Nies (composer for The Call of Cthulhu). Journey across the globe and through strange aeons with Lovecraft's last major story: The Shadow Out of Time.

Thursday 24th September 7:00pm SLT

Join us for the listening party at Radio Riel Headquarters, Edison Hypatia

Cthulhu F'tagn

Wednesday, 16 September 2009


Publication Date: November 11, 2009
Format: FC, 64 pages, HC, 8 1/2" x 12"
Price: $14.95 USD or $31.07 NZD
ISBN-10: 1-59582-463-4
ISBN-13: 978-1-59582-463-9

Available for pre-order on Weta's Collectables aetheric site.

Tuesday, 15 September 2009

Doctor Obolensky launches his newest scheme

The Flying Fortress of Doom (or something like that).

I'm sure it will come to naught and that there will be fire and explosions in the end.

The man should find himself a nice girl and settle down and work on curing consumption or something.

Monday, 14 September 2009

My wife, the griefer

My darling wife has been BANNED! Like all things Linden, getting the details of WHY is like getting blood from a stone. However the early reports indicate that some of her "scripted objects" within one of the Caledon sims were designated as potential griefing objects. Obviously her muffins were just too overwhelming.

Full story here.

Thursday, 10 September 2009

Breakfast in Babbage - Brassfinger

Players of the Great Game and Spies Like Us will Bond together in the Hunt for a Saintly collection of tunes Bourne on a shining Steed, and Smart enough to Peel away the Masquerade. Come along with Smiley's People or go Solo.

Monday, 31 August 2009

Evil Party and Doctor O's return

The Evil Party organised by Bart Mouse. Lost of people seem to be interested in evil, despite claims to the contrary.

Dickins and I, with Dickens shilling for tips.

Gabi in her Martini glass

The tiny dancers of Miss Skytower and Bart were later joined by Miss Davis. Nice to see more tinies in Babbage.

My lovely Christine as Poison Ivy.

Lord Moses

Softpaw and Starchaser

Groupshot! We had to raise the sim limit over 50 at one point as people were still trying to get in!

Miss Breezy as Death.

Jimmy as Chucky (though if it was Bob I would have said not much of a stretch)

Kat Montpark

And just as we were wrapping up this fine party in an abandoned observatory, who should bust back in demanding we all get out of his house? Such poor manners.


1. John Williams - The Imperial March
2. City Of Prague Philharmonic, Crouch End Festival Chorus - Young Sherlock Holmes - Waxing Elizabeth
3. Schnuffel Bunny - Snuggle Song
4. Apoptygma Beserk - Love Never Dies
5. Love Lies Bleeding - Evil
6. Snog - Corporate Slave
7. The Faces of Sarah - one more time
8. AC-DC - Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap
9. Voltaire - When You're Evil
10. The Little Mermaid - Poor Unfortunate Souls
11. Del Noah & The Mt. Ararat Finks - Push The Button, Max!
12. Christopher Lee - Name Your Poison
13. Michael Jackson - Thriller
14. TV Theme - League Of Super Evil
15. The Dresden Dolls - Coin Operated Boy
16. Weird Al Yankovic - Nature Trail to Hell
17. Danny Elfman - Oogie Boogie's Song
18. Dr Drakken - Drakken's Rap
19. Elvis Presley (vs JXL) - A Little Less Conversation
20. Jim Croce - Bad Bad Leroy Brown
21. Jace Everett - Bad Things
22. The Rolling Stones - Sympathy For The Devil
23. Boney M - Rasputin
24. Weird Al Yankovic - CNR
25. Oingo Boingo - Weird Science
26. MC Frontalot - Goth Girls
27. They Might Be Giants - My Evil Twin
28. Mitch Benn - Doctor Who Girl
29. Talking Heads - Burning Down The House
30. Revels - Some Say the Devil's Dead

Tinies get Medieval

Raglanshire is having it's annual Medieval Fest starting this weekend.

Last year's outfit

While tinies may look cute and cudly they have have some of the nastiest and evilist senses of humour in SL.

Yes there's a working guillotine set up in the square.

Sunday, 30 August 2009

A stranger in Steelhead

Is this the mysterious Ho Ping? Or someone connected with Cato Quan? Maybe he's just visiting the laundry next door.

Saturday, 29 August 2009

The Rookery, Clockhaven

Some while ago I bought one of the last plots in Clockhaven on a whim. I've since been throwing together a small maze in my little pocket of the city.

The building consist of the Tudor building on the left through to the brown brick building on the right.

The arched alleyway and the entrance to the Pawnbrokers. It needs a name though. Maybe I.M. Hocking & Co.

Inside the Pawnbrokers.

It's still being built. I've set aside space for Christine to have an outlet of Rosehaven Recipes in there, I'm working on a flat for a tiny, and the connecting section to the Undercity.

But I'm enjoying building it. It's even been suggested to me that someone may wish to rent the upstairs rooms.

In the mean time I've starting work on Ho Ping's place in Steelhead Shanghai. Oriental building is new to me so this will be interesting.

Friday, 28 August 2009

It's an Evil Party!

It's an Evil Party!

Dance wickedly to the notorious stylings of Edward Pearse's evil twin, as the nogoodniks and ne'er-do-wells gather to compare evil plans, fiendish footwork and down dastardly drinks!

All are welcome! Just dress up as your evil self, evil alter ego, or favourite evil icon, to celebrate the good of being bad!

August 30, 2009 from 3pm to 5pm SLT – Obolensky Observatory

Tuesday, 25 August 2009

Four new tartans to the range

After much procrastination I have added 4 new tartans to my range of kilts.

The first two are the two Official Babbage tartans - the Dress and the Hunting tartans.

The second 2 are two unofficial Dress tartans that were two I came up with myself.

Official Dress Tartan

Official Hunting Tartan

Unofficial Dress Tartan

Unofficial Dress Tartan

Available from the New Babbage shop as well as Caledon Victoria City, Steelhead, Steeltopia and Edison Hypatia.

Most amazing sculpt ever

Miss Emilly brought my attention to a sculpt display called the Grand Odalisque.

Possibly the most impressive sculpt I have seen in SL. For the most part sculpts are a mystery to me though the Aviatrix of Loch Avie is making them less so. I'm sure if I invested copious quantities of cash in various software applications I could do them with ease, or struggle through with free stuff like Wings for something more labour intensive.

However I don't think I'd ever be able to come up with something as impressive as this no matter how hard I tried.

I recommend visiting it in person. Damned impressive.