When he stepped off the train into the empty station, he felt not fear or apprehension but, rather, simple annoyance. He hesitated for a moment and turned to signal the porter, but the porter had vanished back into the car and the train was already pulling out of the station in chuffing clouds of steam. He was annoyed because it had been no small task to secure passage to New Babbage on such short notice (notwithstanding the urgent nature and secretly noble origins of the request), especially in a style to which he was most comfortably accustomed. He was annoyed because he could see clearly that, in spite of all extravagant promises to the contrary, no one was there to meet him. He was annoyed because he could see that the nearby hostelry was the Mechanix Armsâ€”no doubt a fine enough establishment, but it was not the Brunel Hall Hotel, where he had rooms reserved for his immediate occupancy. Read the rest of this entry »
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It is not widely known that the Fae Airborne Legion played a critical role in several key victories during the Clockworks Campaign of 1864. In fact, the very existence of the Fae Airborne Legion is not widely known. This is doubtless due to the fae peopleâ€™s resistance to fame and publicity. Written history (human, of course, as the fae keep no such tradition) is all but mum on the subject. Nonetheless, oral histories of fae and human alike document and retell tales of decisive victories, such as the one at Gorham Grange, that would surely have been routs but for the contributions of the FAL. Read the rest of this entry »
Trace Osterham of Theosophy has made a rack full of probably the best sculptied prim tied bowties lindens can buy. They’re called Disserth, and they attach to chest and can be easily moved up or down to fit any buttoned-collar shirt you wear. At L$100 for a three-pack, they won’t break the bank either. My suggestion is to spring for the fat pack: 27 bowties for L$450 is half price. NoTransfer. Takaraduka (165, 142, 32).
…crushing gravel in punishing manacles that drove him to pursue comfortable and stylish footwear.
They say he was the shoemaker in the old old story but that, in the morning, he undid the elves’ work so as to make their design neater and tighter. And that they themselves’ve now turned to cards and hard liquor, their life’s work so comprehensively shown up. Read the rest of this entry »
The children of Babbage have long heard and known tales of the Steam Bunny. Parents recount them to their little ones (and ones not always so very little), who sit in rapt attention, their faces glowing in the flickering light of hissing gas lamps. Every year, shortly after the Spring Equinoxâ€”the following interval is said to be based on an obscure calculation involving the temperature at which water turns to steam and the constant Piâ€”the Steam Bunny appears. Glowing at first with the heat of a blast furnace, but cooling as he hops and clanks along the cobbled streets of Babbage Square,Â Port Babbage and Clockhaven, he stops at each home, no matter how poor or grand, to leave gifts for the children dwelling therein. Read the rest of this entry »
The Answer is Corbie Suit by hyasynth Tiramisu of Silent Sparrow. If I have to be more specific, Corbie in Ash (or limited edition Ghost).
Here is The Question: If you had to exist in Second Life with only one outfit, what would the outfit be?
For every-day walking around, I leave off the jacket and wear the jacket layer sweater like this. It is the balance of simplicity and character that I seek â€” simple rich black, but the interesting pattern of raven and vine on the left leg, on the right trouser cuff and on the back of the sweater.
The look of the sleeves â€” puffed but with elasticated wrists â€” is acheived by wearing the shirt layer and jacket layer together. The shirt layer arms are puffed but short, you use the jacket layer (or the tucked-in undershirt layer) to provide the wrists.
But if the occasion calls for a more formal look… Corbie also has a jacket. And it’s a great jacket! Read the rest of this entry »
I was more than a little amused when I read a recent comment from Rhys, something along the lines of â€œgoing more steampunk.â€ It was funny because I was already putting together a steampunk feature in my head, having realized that it had been a while since I had been to Babbage. Unfortunately, finishing it up took longer than I had anticipatedâ€”but here we are at last! Read the rest of this entry »
You’ll find TriloByte Zanzibar’s BlakOpal mainstore at BlakOpal (99, 102, 23).
ven though the poster only had photos of women on it, I took a chance and bought Sonatta Morales‘s Charleston glasses for L$100. It was the right decision. These beauties feature great tortoise-shell rims with brass arms and fittings. Darned if they don’t feel right at home with any outfit from contemporary to 1920s period-piece to steam-punk.
There are three copies of the glasses in the folder: clear glass (shown), sunglasses and dark sunglasses. The permissions are set to No Transfer. Out of the box, they’re too small for a male avatar and they attach to mouth rather than nose, but they’re modify ok, so I was able to attach to nose, and move them into position and enlarge them just fine.
Charlestown glasses are available from Sonatta Morales at her main store in Ballyboo.