Sunday, 11 December 2011

Bedlam in Babbage - Christmas Edition

The Last Bedlam in Babbage for the year.

Join us for the horror that is Christmas and Holiday music. Bells, strings, hallmark lyrics and often references to snow.

Either that or Holmes & Watson dancing to the Christmas Macarena.

Bring lots of Christmas spirit. Mine's a whisky.

Saturday, 3 December 2011

Snow comes to New Babbage!

The annual scramble for extra prims has begun in earnest in New Babbage as winter arrives in full force.

I love this time of year, quite possibly because my typist has never had to shovel his car out from under the snow before leaving for work, or has been unable to travel because of the roads being iced over.

Still, the festive spirit has begun and I'm looking forward to seeing how things look.

Friday, 11 November 2011

Lest We Forget

For the Fallen
By Laurence Binyon

With proud thanksgiving, a mother for her children,
England mourns for her dead across the sea.
Flesh of her flesh they were, spirit of her spirit,
Fallen in the cause of the free.

Solemn the drums thrill: Death august and royal
Sings sorrow up into immortal spheres.
There is music in the midst of desolation
And a glory that shines upon our tears.

They went with songs to the battle, they were young,
Straight of limb, true of eye, steady and aglow.
They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted,
They fell with their faces to the foe.

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old;
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.

They mingle not with their laughing comrades again;
They sit no more at familiar tables at home;
They have no lot in our labour of the day-time;
They sleep beyond England's foam.

But where our desires are and our hopes profound,
Felt as a well-spring that is hidden from sight,
To the innermost heart of their own land they are known
As the stars are known to the Night;

As the stars that shall be bright when we are dust,
Moving in marches upon the heavenly plain,
As the stars that are starry in the time of our darkness,
To the end, to the end, they remain.

Friday, 4 November 2011

Pics from Halloween

Halloween at the Seraph Club was a success this year and I'm only disappointed it last such a short time. Before you know it winter will be here and Christmas hard on its heels.

The Seraph Club looking a little dilapidated and with a condemned notice on the front door

Erica Fairywren and Jed Dagger

Widow Alora in one of the more gruesome outfits of the night

Miss Ahnya

Rafael & Breezy

Operator Zero

Joy Tremor doing the whole mad scientist thing

Tequila Krovac

Dido Belle and Da5id Abbot

Galactic Baroque and Tesla Tripsa

Erica Fairywren in a rather lovely stole

Foxy Bianca

Kujura Hancroft

Rip Wirefly as the biggest Boogie of them all

Kaylee who seemed to be missing an arm

Christine being charmed by my devilish good looks

Serafina Puchkina

Apologies to those I missed.

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Band booked for Halloween

Well the Seraph Club has booked the band for Halloween!

Sunday 30th October

6:00pm-9:00pm SLT

Bring your best Dieselpunk!

The Bonaparts. They're dead good!

Saturday, 22 October 2011

Weird Al Yankovic birthday celebrations

Sadly RL circumstances cancelled last year's party but this year I'm back with a vengence!

Join Edward Pearse for a birthday tribute to the King of Parody on his 52nd 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!

October 23, 2011 - 3:00pm - 7:00pm SLT

The Clarendon, New Babbage.

Monday, 17 October 2011

New Barmaid for the Seraph Club

To cope with the upcoming Halloween party at the Seraph Club I've organised a new barmaid for the club.

Her name is Maria. Rumour has it she can be a bit of a tart.

(Maria is actually a 22 prim AV made by the legendary Aley Arai of Privateer Space Sim fame. Her freebies are better than some stuff people charge lindens for.)

Sunday, 9 October 2011

Breakfast in Babbage - Schpooky Schtuff!

The last Breakfast in Babbage before it moves to the afternoon slot!

Join us to get you moving into the Halloween spirit.
The spooky music to scare you with... or be scared of.

Join Edward Pearse at The Clarendon in New Babbage

8am to 10am Saturday 8th of October.

Or tune in on

Friday, 23 September 2011


Bay City Oktoberfest! Friday September 23rd 5-7PM SLT at the Bay City Fairgrounds. Roll out the barrel we’ve got an evening of fun!!! Come see the best biergarten Bay City has ever seen! We’ve got DJ Edward Pearse spinning Oktoberfull tunes for your dancing and dining pleasure. Bring your family, bring your friends… All are willkommen!

Saturday, 17 September 2011

Old Skool @ The Seraph Club

7-9pm SLT Tonight!

This month we delve into the depths of 1993: Dinosaurs walked the earth, Bill Clinton was President in the USA, and Intel announces the Pentium I.

Join Edward Pearse at the Seraph Club for a musical foray
Or listen in at Radio Riel Dieselpunk

Thursday, 8 September 2011

Breakfast in Babbage - Villains

The Bad Guys. They have the cool outfits. If it's a musical, they have the cool song. And they have the cool moustaches. And sometimes, they turn out to be something far more complex than your average Pantomime catalyst (Why yes Alfred Bester, I'm talking about you.)

"No Mr. Bond, I expect you to dance!"

Join Edward Pearse at The Clarendon in New Babbage

8am to 10am Saturday 10th of September.

Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Competition is a healthy thing

Economists tell us that competition is a healthy thing. If that's the case then I've been getting in a little exercise recently.

Firstly was Seraph City's Soapbox Derby. Unfortunately my best time on the cart was a good 10 seconds behind the winning time, and that was with settings dropped down to their bare minimum to help with lag. I did however pick up the award for "Most Dieselpunk"

It's red so it goes faster. And fins!

This one didn't win anything but it gave me a little nostalgic buzz from when I use to build these as a kid.

Most recently I participated in the Wulfenbach Consulate Tiny Regatta.

The survivors.

Some entrants had crashed, and a swag of people came along to watch. Speed was never a problem. Turning in time to make the canal corner WAS. At the end I managed third place.

The trophy haul.

Friday, 19 August 2011

Seraph City Soapbox Derby!

Seraph City will be hosting its first ever Soapbox Derby! There will be trophies for:
-Fastest Looking
-Best Looking
-Most Original
-Most Dieselpunk

Guidelines for entry:

* 30 prims
* in a dieselpunk or general 30's theme
* does not have to be drivable though there will be an exhibition race on Saturday
* number of entries will be limited by the number of prims the city has available on the showcase plot, so don't delay!

The showcase is set up to display entries across from the Java Jive.
There will be stock soapbox cars in a rezzer to race starting Thursday, with prizes given to the top 3 track times.
This is the first event where bribes will not be accepted!
So get those wheels turning and wrenches polished up for some small scale action!

Sunday, 14 August 2011

Breakfast in Babbage - Spies!

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to attend Breakfast in Babbage, and enjoy some Spytactular tunes!

If you wish you can find something suitable to wear.

Bond, Solo, Smart, Hogan, Peel, Flint, Bourne, Gunn or even Reilly. You know you want to.

Join Edward Pearse at The Clarendon in New Babbage

8am to 10am Saturday 13th of August.

Saturday, 6 August 2011

Exploring SF on the grid: Jupiter 2

This post almost borders on advertising more than an exploration but bear with me.

Most people will be familiar with the 60s TV series Lost In Space, which effectively became a space version of the Swiss Family Robinson. Sadly the initial villain of the piece, Dr. Smith, was turned into a parody of itself becoming more camp than a Boyscout Jamboree.

Jupiter 2 landed on the planet Preplanus.

Piloting and Life Support stations

Computers and the elevator to the lower deck

Lower Deck and The Robot.

A cute touch with some vintage reading material (the centre of plagiarism claims over who "created" Lost In Space).

The Jupiter 2 is a lovely build, if a little static. You can buy you own copy of the ship if you want to set up and RP sim as well as copies of the outfits from the series. (Mmmmm velour).

Jupiter II

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Seraph City Trivia Night

Friday 5th August at 7:00pm SLT

Trivia at the Blue Angel Cafe with your Quizmaster Edward Pearse.

Think your brain is full of useless information?

Bring it along!

Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Some building projects completed

In addition to Christine's bakery in the New Babbage sim, she acquired a plot across the road.

Most of the building became the grocers.

Named "Eaton & Drynkin".

Christine assembled most of the contents but there are some freebies contained within.

Next door is the Babbage Tobacconists and News Agents

Containing a selection of tobaccos and smoking implements. Also a free pipe and box of matches.

As well as a large selection of magazines and periodicals, both historical and SL published. (Sadly these ones are display only)

It's a nice feeling when you get to complete a project.

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Seraph City Machinima

For a while now I've been watching the fantastic videos put together by Loki, Chaffro, Victor or Zoe.

After asking lots of questions and reading various WIKIs and finally getting my hands on some decent editing software (Windows Crash Maker? No Thanks).

I finally decided it was time to attempt a short film. No plot as such, just a showcase of images. Who, one day I may get around to doing a short film.

But here it is, a promo for Seraph City

And if you've never visited the sim, you should. Drop by the Seraph Club and say hi :-)

Monday, 18 July 2011

RFL Over For Another Year

RFL has been put to bed for another year.

As always though, there were some outstanding efforts on the build front.

I'll start with New Babbage. While I didn't assist in building this year I did watch them grow piece by piece.

An alternate New Babbage (that ended up being nicknamed "George" after a very silly group chat discussion). About the size of a full sim.

The Merryman pub, named after Greg Merryman, a former Babbagite who passed away a little over a year ago.

Interior of the pub. The Art Nouveau Squid wallpaper is brilliant!

The Vole & Urchin. This one made me chuckle. There were at least 4 pubs in the display sim. Anyone would think Babbagers were fond of a drink.

Street scene along the canal.

A little further up was the New Babbage Hope Factory

Run by numerous little clockworks (who uttered some very funny comments as you explored)

All working to build Hope for distribution around the world.

Just next door to the Babbage City build was one from the Doctor Who team. Based on last year's Christmas Special, complete with cab shark flying around the windows.

Friends Fighting Cancer put up a suitably Norse build with Odin and Frigg looking on.

Harmony Hope's giant snowglobe build.

The Steelhead Salmons' classical arches.

With a ghostly couple dancing in the background.

The Aether Chrononauts' Chapel of Hope (which was also up for auction).

The Relay Wizards' team build which featured a lovely wizards tower full of books and cats.

Jara Jowell’s Tornado for Life, which caused a minor controversy.

The Green Lantern Corp went in for landscaping this year.

A rather stunning build from the BOSL Relay team.

The Great Pyramid in RFL Dedication.

Who get bonus brownie points from me for getting the interior chambers right.

The Armada Breakaway build

Pacifique Park: a foliage intense build.

JLU's team build

Team Caledon's seaside holiday build.

Possibly one of the largest relayers walking the track.

Kayle Matzerath's stunning forest build. It won first place in the designer sim awards.

Ministry of Dance's fun Beach party build, with all the cheerers in synched dance at the front.

Cameron Trenchcoat's beautiful Carnival build

A simple build, yet suddenly you feel about an inch tall.

Gorean RFL Teams' build the Tree of Life. Whatever your opinions of their RP choices, these guys certainly pull out the big guns when it comes to fundraising for RFL.

The RFL of SL Committee build

Team OD's haunted build featuring a skeletal rock band. Around the band was a series of tombstones for musicians who had died from cancer

Alia Baroque's giant tower

Which brings us full circle. Congratulations to all those who helped build, organise, placate, coordinate or otherwise participate in RFL for 2011.