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.