SL History

#SL: Salazar’s ArcheoExpo 2011

I’ve been so wrapped up in playing LOTRO that I had forgotten to upload & post my pictures from the ArcheoExpo Salazar arrange in Cowell this year. It was a really fun event that Sal and many other worked really hard to make so enjoyable and here are my photos from it (did I mention I got to see a Starax Wand in action? No? Well I did and it was bloody brilliant!)

Mossant & The Volcano

I was in Pomponio recently and realised that the new building I was looking at (well, new to me – I’ve not been over that way for a while) belonged to my mate Mossant!

In some of the oldest land in SL, she’s built a rather lovely retreat that’s open to everyone. But I notice from the land details that she’s selling up! So if you fancy owning a little piece of SL’s history, pop over there now and snap it up!
Mossant's Land in Pomponio

Mossant's Land in Pomponio

Mossant's Land in Pomponio

Mossant's Land in Pomponio

p.s. Catch with Mossant’s great blog, Watching the Wastelands!

Marianne’s Corner of Miramare

Marianne McCann is a busy lass! I’m pretty sure that when you read this she’ll either be at camp or just on her way back and no doubt she’ll have at least three projects ready to roll. One of the latest she has completed is her brilliant information centre in Nova Albion – I took Frank out for a stroll to have a looksee…
Nova Albion: Mari's Miramare Corner

In a really small space and with less prims than some people have in a single piece of furniture she’s a built a beautifully designed (and fun!) welcome and info area for people to find out more about Nova Albion, Bay City, The Tri-City Area and Sansara. Add a crazy Sno-Kone robot and you have the perfect place for newbies (and oldbies!) to find out more about the oldest land in SL 🙂 Go and see it here.
Nova Albion: Mari's Miramare Corner

Nova Albion: Mari's Miramare Corner

Nova Albion: Mari's Miramare Corner

Nova Albion: Mari's Miramare Corner

Don’t forget to get your sno-kone… but don’t try and sit on the robot 🙂
Nova Albion: Mari's Miramare Corner

Have a click around and you might just get a free tee 😀
Nova Albion: Mari's Miramare Corner

Cheers for the great resource Mari!
Nova Albion: Mari's Miramare CornerNova Albion: Mari's Miramare Corner

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 :-/