Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Christmas/Winter clothes!

Thanks to Martini Portland and Caladon Rae for modeling for me!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Christmas stuff at the store!

Wreaths, swags, and, um, bunches...of Christmas greenery! All are one prim each and copy/mod. Wreaths available a la carte or in a "supersaver" Collect 'em All box. Merry Christmas, everybody!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Fleet Week Film!

Excellent bit of documentary filmmaking by Loki Eliot of New Babbage. It is one of the best SL films I've ever seen! I even managed to steam the SMS Taos through the Pass In Review without death OR destruction!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Practical Signage

How long before we see this in Steelhead Shanghai, given the propensities of Mrs. Estate Manager (a.k.a. Mad Bomber)?

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Harvest Wreaths!

Available in the main store and Boomtown locations! Also available individually for L$10 each. All are copy/mod.

Monday, October 26, 2009

I'm still recovering, but it was a great weekend. Will post pics and text as I have energy. Great to meet so many fab SL peeps in person!

Here's Mr. P and myself in the "photo salon". Need to find those folks a period backdrop for next year...

Here's Tensai and Lunar looking suave. The hotel was actually really nice. It was done over a few years ago in a sort of craftsman/adirondack lodge style.

Here's Mr. Peterman doing a weapons show & tell in Lunar & Tensai's room, for those who didn't make the "History of 19th Century Firearms" talk on Friday night.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Step Up! (the war against content theft)

Content theft is rampant in Second Life, and it's unacceptable. Several creative movers and shakers have banded together to promote November 5th as the focus day for the Step Up campaign. Stay tuned for more information as it develops.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Alert: Storm Approaching Steelhead

It's coming straight out of the south and looks to be a big blow up. Barometer is falling fast. All citizens advised to batten down! (Photograph courtesy of the Sentinel)

Monday, August 17, 2009

Unrest in Steelhead Continues

Alert (some say "nosey") reporter Miss Xephronia Warbaum (see newly discovered photo below) added another sensational piece to her ongoing coverage of shenanigans and goings-on in Steelhead City. This time: arson!

Fortunately, no real damage was done due to quick-thinking passers-by, but news is news!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Angry Mob Action

Industrialists have impinged upon the tranquility of Steelhead. The citizenry are not amused.

Friday, July 10, 2009

A little horse parade action

Finally cut together (roughly) the footage Mr. P shot of the "Great Chowchilla Parade Adventure", wherin Jousting Pard rides Darshan with the Zamora family andalusians (and one Freesian).

See...Darshan being distracted!
See...Darshan confused and fidgety!
See...Jousting Pard drink tequila out of a Pepsi can!
Hear...the Zamora's personal Band in a Trailer make the most, um, interesting cacophany!

Thursday, July 9, 2009


Real or "first" life has taken me away from SL in a big way in the last few weeks. First, it's gardening time. If I don't do stuff before July it's never going to happen. I did better this year, but still not up to spec.

Second: we have a new horse coming. A big, flashy Andalusian stallion who belongs to Mr. P's jousting pard. Our facilities needed a major overhaul, and since we're not exactly solvent it's a "sweat equity" project.

Third: I developed appendicitis last Monday! How's that for a bombshell? Spent a couple of days in hospital with only one tube in my arm (I'll likely never match Jousting Partner's record). Appendix was removed before it went critical, and I'm feeling pretty well, considering. Still on light duty, but better every day.

Having a major shindig at our place this weekend, Colonial India style, so that's in the mix, too.

See y'all when things settle down a bit...

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Rhodies in Bloom (at last)!

Finally got the 3-pack of rhododendrons updated with actual blooming versions!

Thursday, June 11, 2009


Mr. Peterman was recently contacted by the Steamcon organizers, and it looks like he'll be giving two lectures and sitting on a panel on Military Uniforms (attention Jagers!) at this year's convention. One of the lectures will be on 19th century weapons (of course), the other TBA. There's a special room rate for convention-goers, and if you buddy-up it's around $50/night for a nice room at the Airport Marriot with internet, etc. This is a great location, as I'm sure there are shuttles to the hotel right from the airport for those flying in.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Wells Fargo Bank Opens Eagle Aid Account

Folks wishing to help the devastated town of Eagle, Alaska can donate to a special account at Wells Fargo now. It's called "Rebuild Eagle", but as of this moment I have no other information. Stay tuned...

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Shooting and shooting

Today Mr. Peterman and his jousting buddy tried their hands at "Cowboy Mounted Action Shooting", a nice way to combine horses and guns and kill some balloons. I went along to shoot images (moving and non-), and decided I wanted to be in front of the camera for a change. Mr. P shot a few nice frames of me sitting on old Woody, and I thought I would turn one of them in to a faux albumen print.

I have it available with a rust-colored matte right now, and will add indigo and green soon. It's on the wall at my shop in Steelhead, and is L$40 for a set of plain (.jpg) and shadowed (targa) versions, mod/trans.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

How to help Eagle, AK

Some very helpful info here, for those inclined to help.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Sunday's Update: veggie starts needed

The comments, in this case, are more informative than the actual article.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Eagle Alaska Emergency Relief

Here is some more information re. the ice dam disaster in Eagle Alaska, which I mentioned at the town meeting in Steelhead last night.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Opening up shop soon!

I'm very excited! Can you guess why?

Coming soon: Peterman Ltd. downtown. Right next to Tensai's Curiosity Shop and just across from the train depot. Lunar has outdone himself again (is that even possible?). Hard on the heels of Lady Eva's gorgeous castle refurbishment, he's turned an old warehouse from Steelhead's rougher days into a soaring cathedral of commerce. Work will continue for another few days, whilst I unpack the merchandise, create a comfortable space, and tidy up.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Anzac Day: Remember

It's Anzac Day today, and Radio Riel is presenting a special programme hosted by our own resident Aussie, Sir Edward Pearse. Tune in and remember the brave ones who gave their all in one of the most grueling episodes of a terrible war.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

New in the Landscaping Dept: Madrones!

Another Northwest Native...only this one grows right down into California: the Pacific Madrone. Big, red, and messy (in real life). Add some distinction to your landscaping!

Available at the Folly in SW Boomtown.


We keep horses in 1st life, as some of you have probably discovered by now. Mr. P is a cavalryman and horse nut, while I concentrate on the cats and chickens...unless he needs me on a horse for cav drill (horses rarely do the drill without a rider). Anyway... is was training time yesterday afternoon, with Mr. P on Woody, Locatya on Marcus, and me on Gryphon. We had just been doing some groudwork training, and decided to ride bareback with just their halters. Well, L and I left blankets/sheets on our guys, because they are shedding so badly right now that we would have looked like tribbles by the time we were done.

I'm not a great rider, but when the phone in my pocket rang, I pulled it out, saw it was Lunar, and answered it...just as Mr. P's horse decided to kick at mine, who jumped sideways. I'm sure Lunar was perplexed to hear, "Helloaaaagh! WOODY!!!! (name of offending horse) I'm sorry...what did you say? I'm trying not to die..." We then had a staccato conversation which consisted of mostly sentence fragments and laughing, as Lunar attempted to give me some news and I attempted to not bounce and slide off the slippery blanket on the back of a trotting, annoyed horse. Luckily, all I lost was my hat (1st life hats are bad that way).

If I had more hands, I might have a picture, albeit blurry, of this encounter. It's just too hard to grab a screenshot in real life sometimes.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Peterman Ltd.'s 1st Commercial!

Happy Easter!

...and a blessed (belated) Passover!

Had a ball at the "Bunny Hop" last night in Steelhead. Yes, that's me, "Bunny" Peterman, dancing through Tensai's giant peep army. It was definitely cute overload, with a preponderance of bunnies, bunny suits, good eggs, and the occasional chicken (Hotspur). Magdalena K gets my vote for the cutest tiny black bun EVER, btw. I should have snapped a pic.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Bored with the 19th century West: moving to Gor

Yep, no more intellectual, witty, substantive conversation for me. Yawn. I'm moving on...literally. You can find me, when I'm not on some kind of wild adventure with an oily barbarian or two, at: Goraplenty (22, 69, -567). Yep, that's the life for me!


Nabila "Slave only to fashion" Nadir

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Now available: hyacinths!

Same deal as the crocii: three colors for L$50, or singly for L$20. All are copy/mod. Put some color in your garden!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Steelhead Tour!

As a friendly welcome to Steelhead, Lumina Elvhjem has put together the "Tour de Truit"! We have put out displays of Steelhead Salmon in key locations. They should not be hard to find, as this is a Tour (not a hunt). They are displayed out in the open, often in silly and amusing ways, and are full of special gifts given by our residents. This is supposed to be a fun thing to do, where you can spend your time actually enjoying the spaces you will find, rather than looking for a small prim under a rock somewhere. This Tour will be open for a full month, ending on April 13th (a Monday).

Have fun!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Spring Flowers are springing!

While it's too early for most things here at latitude 48 and environs, the crocii are already running rampant around my garden (so to speak). Get yourself some early Spring color and dot a few of these little guys around your landscaping. 1 prim each. Copy/mod.

Available in single colors for L$20/box, or all three colors for $50.

Happy gardening!

Available at the Folly in Boomtown, or on XstreetSL.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Got fencing?

Keep your livestock in and those pesky predators out with some sturdy, rustic, pole/log fencing! Each element is only 1 prim: yes, I've finally started using sculpties (always the last one in town with the new technology). Also included is a sign post so you can hang your shingle saying "open", "welcome", "keep out", or "beware the lemming". One of these days, when I get some clothes run up, I'm going to have a "grand opening", but until then, visit my little barn at Peterman's Folly.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Explaining the rash of blacked-out profile pics

Courtesy of Otenth Paderbourn, I was just made aware of this proposed nonsense. It's utter nonsense, and already I'm seeing the black avatars spreading across Facebook, Twitter, and elsewhere. Black Power!

Monday, February 9, 2009

Peterman Ltd. has a shingle!

I decided that if I was going to start selling things, I'd better get a sign/logo together. It's not set in stone, but I think this conveys the period and mood pretty well.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Spring Treelines are in!

Just finished the treelines for spring. A typical conifer/deciduous Pacific Northwest boundary least typical for my pasture, which is where these photos were taken. There are 3 different 20x20 prims to give you a grand backdrop, whether you want privacy, a theatrical scrim, or to keep people from falling off the edge of the sim. Copy/mod. Available in the greenhouse at Peterman's Folly or on XStreet.

Super Secret Society...not

There seems to be some confusion and furor over the "Second Life Secret Library" book club, started on "Goodreads" and overlapping into SL. The name is most decidedly not a declaration of exclusivity, just a mimicry of another book Goodreads book club and a connected podcast.

Frankly, I love the humor of having a "secret" club that is anything but secret. All book loving folks are welcome to join! If you can't make it to the book discussions, that's ok. There's a forum on the Goodreads site. I love seeing what other folks are reading, and I've discovered some future reads this way. It's just another, minor, social networking thing with an intellectual/amusement twist.

The ultimate joke would be if everybody in Steelhead (and related sims) were members. Yeah, big secret. I'd love that! In fact, anybody who feels left out or excluded should just get on Goodreads and join up. I'm pretty good about approving memberships quickly. The reason we don't have open enrollment is that we'd like to keep it SL-centric. If you want to call that an "agenda" then go right ahead, it's a free world.

Read on!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Steelhead Navy Uniform Development

This project frightened me at first, but it's forcing me to learn some great Photoshop techniques. Wings 3D is proving to be a tougher nut to crack, but with Tensai's help I'm slowly getting the hang of it.

Finally came up with an emblem/insignia for the Navy. I'm running it up the flagpole, and so far have rec'd one salute (well, Lunar was the only one online at the time). I already have textures with brass/gold backgrounds for buckles and buttons (see the Ning), but I guess I should get official approval before steaming (heh) ahead.

I'm seriously thinking of "skinnying" the fouled anchor a bit, as it really obscures the lighthouse...

Sunday, January 25, 2009

My new coat

I found this coat, already split for riding, at a local thrift shop. I think I need to make phototextures of it and reproduce it for SL. Very spiffy.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Vote for Tenk!

Another campaign video from Hotspur O'Toole! Starring Mosseveno Tenk, as himself, and Eva Bellambi as the decrepit old lady trying to cross the street. I think I'm in it as about five different "street crossers"/background actors. Watch for Virrginia Tombola as the dangerous woman driver!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Shooting my hubby

Nice and sunny in the RL Pac NW today, so Mr. Peterman voted for another photo shoot. "Let's do 1850s today!" OK, Mr. Fashion Maven.

Naturally, Gimli had to help. Luckily Woody doesn't mind having a fierce predator stomp around on his back.

Got some good shots of the boy, but my favorite is this one. What a strapping lad he is!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

The "Ning" Thing

This is a really functional, useful, intuitive group site for Steelhead, and we should all take gross advantage of it! It's taken a few months for most of us to remember that it was even there, but it's really a great way to keep in touch, especially if you want to check on things without actually logging in to SL all the time.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Snowflake Ball '09

I attended Lady Eva Bellambi's 3rd annual Snowflake Ball tonight, and it was one of the best times I've had in SL. Some folks abhor dance cards, but I find that in SL as well as 1st Life, they ensure that folks mingle and visit more than they otherwise might.

Since LL have pretty much killed events like this on Open Space Sims (for the time being, anyway), Eva had to cast about for another venue other than the customary Loch Avie setting. Luckily, Kamillah Hauptman, Vicerine of Caledon, offered a lovely spot in Pt. Caledon: huzzah!

I actually ended up with a fairly full dance card, which made for a lively evening of entertaining conversation with friends old and new. Baron Klaus Wulfenbach (above L), Col. Hotspur O'Toole (right), and Jagermonster Greegar Hellershanks (below L) were amongst those who championed Yours Truly about the dance, er, rink.

The Jagers impressed me by demonstrating a musical grace to match their size and strength! Kudos to the genetic engineers of old!

Poor Myfanwy Davies was experiencing occular difficulties, and was unable to see her heart-poundingly handsome partner, so I took the liberty of snapping a shot of her dancing with Steelhead's own Total Lunar Eclipse (right).

Again, I cannot state strongly enough what a wonderful evening it was. Thanks to Eva for holding this highlight event of the season, and to Edward Pearse, Lord Argylle, and Miss Emily Orr for DJ-ing and hosting, respectively.

Veles Jager and I do our Fred and Ginger impression.