Pinkie Delcon

Friends: Pinkie’s Land

I think I may have been the first of the old Murray crowd to get land – maybe it was the Genius Inc boys, although I think they usually ‘squatted’ on land given to them by the owners of the sims they designed. Anyway, I was an early renter and that was because I wanted some place where my friends and I could gather away from the griefing at Murray (1).

Some time after this, after the going and coming of many friends, Janey began to rent too. We both told Pinkie how much she’d enjoy having a place of her own but she held out for what seemed like forever. Until she suddenly bought a huge 5ksqm from Dreamlands. I think both J & I were gobsmacked, but I should be used to Pinkie’s ways by now – she never makes a move until she’s considered it for ages and then when she does, she goes for it with gusto 🙂

At first P was really happy here, pottering around, making this and that, buying things to turn her barren beach into a seaside idyll, but then RL got in the way and her time in-world was cut short. Her land remained unfinished and unvisited. I honestly thought she was going to announce one day that she has simply sold up and land was not for her.

So imagine my surprise, dear reader, when I received an IM from the venerable Ms Delcon to tell me that Dreamlands are closing or redeveloping her sim (and lots of others I think) and have offered her a generous settlement if she moves! To be honest, she’d have been mad (and out of pocket) to pass it up – she is now the proud (but still largely RL-bound) owner of a frankly whopping 16,000 square meters of a very lovely island sim. Blimey! Imagine what I could do with 16km! /me begins to drool…

So Pinks, I know SL is not on your radar at the mo, but when you do come back I hope you have a great time in your new home. And don’t forget to send me a land-warming party invite 😀

Pinkie’s Old Land:
Pinkie's Old Place 5

Pinkie’s New Land:
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(1) This was at a time when the minimax crowd were active. Seems like a lifetime ago. They come back every now and then but they are largely impotent these days. I’ve heard that Min is back as a (surprisingly) very nice alt who (even more surprisingly) is a friend of mine. Now how strange is that? Maybe she got fed up of being hated and laughed at. The new version is quite lovely and well liked. Can a leopard really change its spots that much?

Bay City: A Night At The Asylum

As you can’t have failed to have noticed, the LDPW’s first project has opened and Bay City is full of eager explorers just dying to see what the moles have been beavering* away at all these weeks. And me, Janey and Pinks are no different 🙂

I had limited time so decided to we just had to see the creepy sounding old asylum people had been raving about on the forums. And creepy is the perfect word!
Bay City Assylum

We rode up to the front gates, but our brave mounts would go no further…
Bay City Assylum

So we continued on foot…
The Three Explorers

Inside we found all the trappings of a decaying hulk that once housed many unhappy souls. Evidence of their treatment was everywhere…
Light Reading

Dr Linden's Special Pills

In the wards and treatment rooms voices whispered and echoed around us, lights flickered, doors creaked…
Padded Cell

Bay City Fear

Burro in the Attic

Quite honestly it was quite a relief when we emerged once more into the morning light and I felt the reassuring presence of Frank carrying me away to adventures new…
Me & Frank in Bay City

Head on over to Bay City yourself and take a look around before the auctions kick in. Meanwhile read more about Bay City on the SL Forums here and for Janey’s report on the trip to the asylum, visit her blog here.

* Moles? Beavering away? Is that legal?

Pinkie’s Army of Cute

Yikes! Don’t cross Pinkie or she’ll set her Army of Bloody Thirsty Cute Death Chicks on you – pecked to death as you gurgle your last “Awwwww…”. You have been warned 😀
Pinkie and the Army of Cute

Cow. Another cow.

Twisters. Love ’em or love ’em, you can’t not play with them – especially if you have the wonderful Tornado HUD from the very talented Tryptofaa Sands. I’ve taken to setting mine off in Murray and seeing who comes over to play 🙂

TWISTER!

I managed to get Pinkie and Janey recently – teehee. See Janey’s blog about it here. Mind the flying cows, y’hear.

Catching up with friends in Bodega

Last night, in the time I had before the CNN weekly meeting, I decided to explore Bodega, the next region on my road trip. I had just rezzed up my car and was cursing to myself after the third smash in the first 30 seconds when who should appear but my mate Osprey, bumming a lift 😀 Obviously she hadn’t heard about my driving as she allowed me to drive her home – is she mad?

Bodega 1

Once there, after a few bumps and scrapes along the barriers, she took me down to the water of her home to see the new kingfisher that has moved in (Osprey never names her critters but he told me that was his name was Keith). She also took me up the hill (not a euphemism) to she her woopecker (also not a euphemism), Wilma and her squiggle, Sebasian. Oh! and lest I forget, her turkey, Atta.

Osprey's Kingfisher

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I was admiring all this wildlife when *poof* in popped Enjah! As my camera was right where she appeared at the time, I got a hell of a shock 😀 We chatted a while and took some pics before their friend, Art, trotted over to join us – we entertained the delightful little fella with a dance from the next The Show Must Go On.

Postcard from Second Life.

Postcard from Second Life.

Postcard from Second Life.

It was at this point I had to leave (boo!) to get to the weekly CNN iReporters meeting where I spent a lovely hour with Janey and Pinkie (yay!) and Jim, Nicole, Hibiscus and the others discussing the CNN iReport site, upcoming stories and Janey’s current story on content theft.

Postcard from Second Life.

Postcard from Second Life.

Fun Fun Fun!

What a belting weekend it was for this old Burro – I had fun with Nazna in Murray and a sim she teleported me to, before jetting off to my first rehearsal for the next The Show Must Go On and fighting in the Combat Cards Spring 2008 Tournament (of Terror!!!)

I’m afraid I didn’t get any pictures of Nazna – SL was playing up at the time and I’m always a little worried if I stop to take a snap I’ll get orbited 😀 – but I had a great time exploring an ‘in-progress’ sim with her that I’m looking forward to seeing again. After Combat Cards last night, I wanted to get to a club to see Sinatra Cartier perform but SL wouldn’t let me teleport and I could only get to Murray. Nazna came in and we have made a date to go and see the wonderful Far Away sometime this week. After that, some others came in and I was far too tired for their nonsense so I logged, but I’m looking forward to a group trip, my first in a loooooong time!

The Show Must Go On was an intense experience for me. I have only ever sat in the audience before and had no inkling just how much work goes on the background to make the show just run. I had no idea what to expect and no idea what to do – I just bumbled from one position to another like a toddler being asked to build a car. Still, I got through without looking too much of a tit (I hope) and without annoying anyone (I think) and I’m looking forward to my next rehearsal. I can’t (and won’t) tell you about my part in the show, save to say it is a small part so I shouldn’t be able to do much damage to the show’s reputation if I fuck it up. I’ll let you know when the first show is on and I hope you can come and see it – not for my part, but just because it’s a brilliant show that is unlike anything else in SL.

(Hi to Young – thanks for the wonderful chat after the show x)

My first rehersal

Combat Cards was, as ever, bloody good fun. As usual I sucked so bad I nearly inhaled my own feet (in fact, they were only saved from that fate by the fact Maxie quite successfully hacked them off). I lost in the first round of the Open Cup to Maxie, who eventually lost herself to Kat Burger, the 2008 Open Cup Champeen! Pinkie fought in the Open Cup too, but lost to Kat. I also lost in the first round of the Constructed Cup to the all conquering Michalius Oppewall (although I did put up a good, if somewhat lucky, battle against him and nearly, o so nearly, best him when I got him from around 20 to 2 health before he dispatched me). Janey also fought in this round, but lost to Joh who Mich then beat to win the Construted Cup. I couldn’t stay for the ‘Free-For-All’ round so I don’t know who won, but if the last one was anything to go by, it would have been a long, hard slog with many sudden and unexpected exits – demo pack fightss are like that at times 🙂

HBA arives at the Combat Cards Spring 2008 Tournament - let the fighting begin!

The Combat Cards Spring 2008 Tournament Begins

Pinkie vs Kat

Mich vs HBA for the CC Spring 2008 Constructed Cup

Janey vs Joh

Kat Burger wins the CC Spring 2008 Open Cup

The CC Spring 08 Constructed Cup Winner is...

What a weekend! I wonder what this week will bring? 😀

Bust some shapes!

A couple of weeks ago I was hunting down a DJ for me rezday party and I popped into a cool little club to speak to Forever Delaid and who should be there but my old mate Marisa Naheed! I met Marisa at The Hac (a recreation of a famous Manchester club) when my mate Pinkie had taken me for a dance and we have been mates ever since – she is lovely, full of life and always ready to listen a help anytime.

Well here we are, at the club busting some serious dope shapes that were the bomb to Forever’s mental sick choons*. I am da schniz**.

* I have no idea what most of this means.

** Or this.

Combat Cards: Sunday Slaughter for 18th Nov 07

THIS IS SPARTA!

(ahem It’s Europa, actually.)

(is it? Oooo! Sorry!)

THIS IS EUROPA!

(excellent!)

(do you think so? I think Sparta sounds better, don’t you. more manly)

(ooo duck! You sound fab!)

(awww, ty sweets)

THIS IS EUROPA!

And so beganeth the Sunday Slaughter. First*, Joh fought and defeated Destroyer Delcon!
 

Then Maxie took on Headbut Burro and lost!
 

Before Headbut did away with Bare Knuckle Bracken.

Only for the Destroyer to show him who the Daddy really was.
 

Before she was also offed by Oy Vey Osprey!
 

Who then went into a mad blood fury and mashed poor Maxie…
 

…and Bare Knuckle Bracken!

All in all, a rollocking good night 🙂

Come and join us every Sunday night in Europa at 2pm SL / 10pm GMT – there is an instructional video and 2 practice robots to train with – and it’s all completely free!

HeadBut Burro – ROAR!!!
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* Not really, but I can’t remember the right order.