Sunday, 8 August 2010

A TARDIS mishap: conclusion

That last thing I remember was a feeling of pins and needles running through every part of my body. And then I blacked out.

I awoke some time later in a strange bed. It appears Mr. Gears had recovered from the blast, pulled himself up and taken me to the nearest medical facility. Dr. Kaligawa's Clinic proved to be closest.

Mr. Gears has ensured I've been watched at all times. Physically there is nothing wrong with me, no broken bones, no burnt skin, no detectable diseases. I think perhaps I'll need to speak with Sputters and see if he can shed any light on the matter.

What is odd though is my appearance. It's almost the same but it's different in various subtleties. I have gained weight being of stockier build than I was. My jaw is squarer yet I still have the same facial hair.

I feel fine but already Christine has remarked on the difference. Not as bad as she feared, I think were her words.

It will take some getting used to but it could have been far worse. At least I don't have cravings for fish custard.


A little background I feel is necessary to explain this post and the first instalment. Almost four years ago (has it been that long?) when I came to Second Life, I arrived to be part of a steampunk sim called Caledon. To my knowledge I was the first person in SL to have heard of Caledon before going there. At the time Caledon was 7 sims, there was no New Babbage, no Antiquity or Winterfell. Steelhead existed, though it was still heavily influenced by it's Western Gold Rush roots.

When scrolling through the list of available surnames in the SL registration page, I saw "Pearse" and inspiration struck. As I mentioned in my first blog post I was a fan of The Great Train Robbery and confirmed that "Edward Pearse" was available as a name. Edward in SL was based on a mixture of Connery from TGTR but with Sgt. Dravot's whiskers from The Man Who Would Be King.

At first he was all slider hair and noob skin but as time progressed he got prim hair and finally a commissioned skin. The shape however got some tweeks here and there but was still very similar to the initial shape I had made when I first landed on Orientation Island. For a long time I searched the celebrity shape makers looking for a Connery shape. Surprisingly it wasn't until a couple of months ago when I finally found one.

It's for a younger "Bond" style Connery that his later whiskered self but it was a close match. Despite having been four years with the other shape I thought an update was due. He hasn't completely changed. The original SL's grey eyes and auburn hair have stayed. Finding good male hair that doesn't look like you just got out of bed took ages to find, so I wasn't about to ditch that. The prim facial hair I found ages ago but it didn't really work with the previous shape. I think it works with this one.

Anyway, that's the reason for the change. We'll see what happens from here.


Christine McAllister Pearse said...

Yes, the change wasn't as bad as I feared...some of the inital pictures you sent really made me say "Oh dear heaven!". I think this is a change that I can (and have) adjusted to quite well. I'm very glad you don't crave fish really smells up the entire house when Mrs. Clowes has to make it! :-)

Rhianon Jameson said...

Very dashing, Your Grace!

((I'm waiting for the pendulum to swing and gentlemen once again will be deemed stylish even though their hair is combed.))

Breezy Carver said...

*Grins* Looks up and smiles and happy waves to the dear Ladies .. Indeed very dashing!

((Oh for goodness sake can't you just Post .. "The Duke got a new Look "))