Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Journey to the Core of the Earth

I've been slow varnishing the plates I exposed during the expedition, but here is the first batch:

The Digging Ship cradled in its supporting tower.

The Professor at the helm

The descent...

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Happy Valentine's Day!

Attended a charming poetry salon at the home of June Wozniak in Caledon Wellsian. Most of the poetry was typed, but a few of us braved the perils of "voice" to actually read our selections. John Donne, WH Auden, and other standbys were represented, including a selection from Rainer Maria Rilke presented by Col. Somme. Several individuals presented original works, which were well-received. I was pleased to see the ladies and gentlemen properly accoutered, for the most part, with visiting costumes (for the ladies) many with hats, and jackets without hats (for the gentlemen). The gentleman pictured above is an exception. I think he's rather new to the 19th century, but I'm sure he'll get up to speed.

A place to call home

Well, last night I bit the proverbial bullet and reserved a spot in the upcoming new Steelhead sim, "Boomtown". How appropriate! It's going to be loosely based on the Columbia River Gorge, and I've secured a plot between the crags and the river, in the extreme SW corner. Perfect little spot to erect my "folly".

Now it's time to visit my banker to take out the loan for this monumental (pun intended) step...

Monday, February 4, 2008

Just the Facts

First Life is taking precedence lately. I find that I'm in one of those periods where I must take care of business and get going with responsibilities or I will be heading for serious mental illness. I've been darting in-world to look at new things, play the occasional game of En Garde, and poke around looking for a likely place to buy/rent/lease and otherwise stake a claim. Caledon is really my only choice, as I can't imagine setting down anywhere else in SL. Since the structure I want to set up is definitely a venerable old pile of stones, gothic and pretty much pre-18th c (see above photo of "The Manse of the Undying Marquis" with "Baelnorn's Belfry" in the background, both by artist/architect Tarsis Strangelove) , I'm thinking Moors, Stormhold, etc.. I don't need a big plot, so if anybody hears of something I'm all ears.