Steelhead Memories (Part 1)

Since moving into Steelhead a mere month or so ago (although it both feels shorter and longer than that – it’s been a strange few months for me in RL 🙂 ) I have been reading back through various resident’s blogs to learn more about my new home and the events that have shaped it.

I started with Elle’s blog and moved on to Darien’s blog because I am playing one of his characters at the moment and needed to at least look like I knew a little of the amazing and complex backgrounds he had created. As with pretty much all blogs like ours, he mixes his tales with news of SL day-to-day events and it was through these latter posts I began to understand a little of the early days of Steelhead’s existence (a time often referred to a the Dark Times).

But (and I know you shouldn’t start a sentence with a ‘But’, but…) it wasn’t until I started reading Fuzzball Oretga’s blog (this post specifically) that I not only got some idea of how close Steelhead came to not coming out of these Dark Times, but also what a vital role Darien played in ensuring it did.

I hereby propose that Steelhead sets up an award for citizens whose work ensures the city and environs are a happy place to live for all – the Dr Darien Mason Good Citizenry Award!

p.s. Darien, in the comments, says he was involved in many of the events of the Dark Times and the award is not a good idea. Pity I’ve already posted about the idea on the Steelhead Ning… another politcally sensitive clanger dropped then :-/



  1. Really? Wow – that’s not the way Fuzz writes it, or the way it comes over. It seems that you butted heads, but generally because you wanted the city to work as a community. Sometimes that means being a pain but for the right reasons.

  2. Ah, the dangers of knowing only half a story! 🙂

    More seriously, SL is constantly changing, with new people arriving, others leaving…and we lose our history. (Okay, “history” as defined by things way back in ’07, perhaps, but still, history.) I keep encouraging the old-timers to write down their recollections of how things were back in the good old days – which are often not so good, as it turns out. That’s one great thing about the abundance of blogs: they memorialize perceptions of reality from multiple points of view, or multiple slices of life.

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