Thursday, October 24, 2013

Piermont Landing: The Sixth Annual Formal Masquerade Ball


This weekend the Piermont Landing will host the Sixth Annual Formal Masquerade Ball!  Amazing as always, it will take place this Saturday, the 26th of October, 2013, from 6pm to 9pm SLT, in Wheatstone Waterways!  Looking forward to seeing you there - and don't forget a mask!!

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Icons of New Babbage: The Lotus of the Sea (Vernian Sea)


New Babbage is well known for its amazing skyline, but the Vernian sea hides an amazing seascape, replete with amazing builds and fascianting locales to explore.  One such location is the stunning Lotus of the Sea!



Interior of the Lotus, with a beautiful mermaid chandelier gracing its stairwell

One of the oldest and noted locales in the Vernain, its is (full disclosure) owned by my partner, Ms. Breezy Carver-Fabre, after the original owner left.  After an unfortunate trolling incident, the Lotus was rebuilt in 2011 (to my recollection).  



Ms. Carver-Fabre's Writing desk, where she pens her blog

If one happens to be in the tubes below the Vernian Sea (accessible from the southern end of Port Babbage), do consider a visit to the Lotus... or one can simply take a convenient  shortcut, located here: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Vernian%20Sea/225/90/27



One unique feature of the Lotus is its ability to open and close
(for those high sea-states...!)


Sunday, October 6, 2013

Steampunk locations as of late 2013


New Babbage City Hall, circa December of 2012

I'm in the process of updating a "master list" of Steampunk locations in Second Life.  Most Steamland locations are known to the general populace, but there are always hidden gems if one does look!  Also, the locations will generally be for what I might call the "capital" sim for a Steampunk entity, if there is more than one sim as part of the destination.  For now, here are the locales....

Main Destinations
The below listed locations are the most visited locations in the "Steamlands" (the  conglomeration of Steampunk sims in Second Life).  Not a complete list, mind you, but its a start - I'll be on the lookout for more destinations!...

Independent State of Caledon (Caledon Victoria City)
   http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Caledon%20Victoria%20City/128/128/25

Goatswood
   http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/NeverlandX/35/50/2003

Haven Township (Solice Haven)
   http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Solace%20Haven/231/207/21

Mieville (Mieville Doyle)
   http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Mieville%20Doyle/128/128/2

Neo-Victoria (Neo Victoria)
   http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/NeoVictoria/16/128/1003

New Babbage (Babbage Square)
   http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Babbage%20Square/161/202/111

Realm of Terra
   http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Novus/129/136/433

Rosser's Landing
   http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Rossers%20Landing%20II/128/128/2

Serenity Falls
   http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Serenity%20Falls/236/126/30


Steelhead   (Steelhead)
   http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Steelhead/77/230/25

Stainless Steam
   http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Villain/128/128/2

1888
   http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Timherry%20Island/204/239/23



Steampunk Merchants List
 - The list below encompasses Steampunk merchants that have either an entire, or a majority of a sim.  There is a plethora of Steampunk merchants in SL, but for now, I am simply listing the larger locations...


BlakOpal (BlakOpal - Merchant)  
   http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/BlakOpal/98/102/23

Mytheopia (The Curious Prim - Merchant)
   http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Mythopoeia/87/96/39

Steamed Custard (Custard Development - Merchant)
   http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Custard%20Developments/197/202/2000

Steam Powered Nuts (Steam Powered Nuts, Inc. - Merchant)
   http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Kingsburg/131/126/26

Tesla Isle (Unzipped - Merchant)
   http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Tesla%20Isle/187/186/44



As is always the case, if any readers have any new locations, please feel free to leave a comment!

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Icons of New Babbage: The Palaeozoic Museum of New Babbage


The old New Babbage Palaeozoic Museum museum used to reside in New Babbage Square (by the old Town Hall), but Miss Elleon Beragamasco relocated it, and it currently resides in Clockhaven.  To visit, please travel to:
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Clockhaven/32/90/111

... and for more historical information, please visit:



Displays at the museum - Don't Touch!

Friday, October 4, 2013

A revival of the New Babbage Register....



"Plus la change, plus la meme chose"...

The single constant with just about every locale in SL is change.  New Babbage is no exception, with plenty of builds coming and going over its five-ish years of  existence.  One small measure to attempt to keep the memory of old and/or was my small "New Babbage Register", which passed an eye over old aspects of New Babbage (including the first New Babbage newspaper, the "New Babbage Cog"), and photos of the old city builds.  To take a peek, please follow the URL below,

http://newbabbageregister.blogspot.com/

... and if one has suggestions for locales, please feel free to leave a comment as well!  I'll likely post one or two unique locations a month (ideally).