Sunday, September 28, 2008

The Call of Cthulu

Exploring with the Mayor...after the Champagne Rooms he takes me to another world...and then into filthy dark tunnels with things i don't want to mention or even remember ...eventually we came to this sunken world that was obviously from another time.....we wander...he leads me....does he know where he is going?..... and then i see it
the shrine
to some alien beast...and i fall to my knees
almost against my will i start worshiping
the sound fills the room...or is it just my head?
words....filling me....making me bend forward
my hands hit the floor my head bows
the words gush on i feel violated by them
my body shakes....the Mayor just looks on!
can't he see i'm not in full control of my faculties?
why does he not help or even cry out!
i feel torn in two by something unseen
and i know deep inside me....something
and yes...i do ... i feel the

The Call of Cthulu

Evil Doctors Do Funny Things to Me.

Pinning Down Evil whenever she can!

Red attempts to pin down Evildoers!
"Ooops Doctor Obolensky Dear...wrong seat! and DO just stop struggling!"

Dr. O pays a visit to see his shrine....the secret jail in Red's factory in the strange bloodsplattered....added later, a candle....
he said he lighting could be better!....[she considers placing many, many candles for him!]

it's funny though she muses to herself.....she gets a bit woozy and gushy whenever he's about...fawning over him and practically throwing herself on him! [looks at the picture above and flushes pink and wails].....WAIT! literally thowing myself on him!!....[facepalms]
.....oh dear Cluck! i think there's something *wrong* with me!

Masterpiece Theatre Plays Steampunk

Opium! Pirate Pubs! Hidden Treasure and Villians Galore!

"Billie Piper plays Sally Lockhart this Sunday on Masterpiece Theatre on any local PBS station. In this adaptation of the first book in the quartet, The Ruby in the Smoke, the orphan Sally Lockhart, armed with a pearl-handled pistol and her keen mind, uncovers the secrets of her father's death, discovers hidden cursed jewels, and faces England's deadliest villains. Sally's friends, the street-smart Jim (Matt Smith) and the besotted Frederick (J.J. Feild), help her expose the truth — no matter how dangerous. Sally navigates through the twisting plots with the dexterity of a sharp-eyed detective. Julie Waters plays an old woman bent on Sally's murder."

Sunday, September 21, 2008

a Stunning Clank Stands Guard

Mr. Undertone today was traveling by the scene of the suspicious fire in the Canals of New Babbage when he spied a suspicious clank standing guard at some seemingly empty factory. knowing i love adventure he sent for me and as i arrived...i put away my useless butterfly net and we instpected the metal beastie.

Be WARNED good people of New Babbage...this clank is DANGEROUS!....
Oh dear! Mr. Undertone! Do take care!

Oh No! ouchie! ....what? that dastardly clank! i hit it with a ringing bell tone of my fist and i found myself .....

flat on my back!

i daresay this beastie could hurt our dear DELICATE scamps if they should venture too near with their chainsawswords and bombs dear crutches and threadbare clothes! Be WARNED good people.....

now...why is that thing guarding an EMTPY warehouse? could it be this??

What? a hidden steamboat!??

Gee...whose could it be? Hmmmmmmmmmmmm

(story related with permission as Mr. Undertone was occupied searching for land to build upon....i hope i did well in the re-telling of the events of the day but please sir...correct or add as needed.)

Friday, September 19, 2008

When Good Habits Go BAD!

i love my Chatham Warmth riding habit! comes with a hat, veil, stockings, shoes, AND two different riding crops!....but beware! when you wear it without the glitch pants (so you can enjoy the stockings)...look what happens!
i didn't know that when i sat down to chat with Miss Ceejay and Miss Sera in her charming house in Steel Sky City.....that i would be unkowingly exposing myself! and thank you dear Sera for pointing it out to me....and Miss Ceejay did you have to pull on it so? Really! "twap!" it went making me grumble "at least i wear knickers!"
quite a Lady i've now become since retiring from piracy!

So.....girls! be warned..before you venture out looking charming, take a quick sit test first or *your* creamy flesh and lacy bits might be showing!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Kite Flying Leads to Clockspire Cove

i woke up early this morning...though i had danced my feet off last night...

and crashed...into my feather bed...decided it was a glorious New Babbage morning and went kite flying...after stopping by my dear friends house Miss Sera...i spied the vista from her patio and was agog...the kite straining in my hands was torn by a gust of wind and Whoooosh! it few towards the island...
what could i do? i had to get it! ....walking into the massive structure (i have my ways)
..i was treated to a huge ballroom with a gorgeous compas rose dancefloor....


just before i could take a step further there he was...the Evil Dr. of Clockspire Cove himself....
i cannot say what was spoken, shared, or mind is still in an abstract foggy blur and my kite is torn....but the building is seeping with evil genius...and is magnificent!
~Capt. Red
i knew i could take a look.....thank goodness the pesky guest cannon is not operation yet!

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Industrial Steampunk...

This Movie Really Resonates With Me

lush, gorgeous, beautiful, and yet very haunting. i want to dive in and BE in that world...and in a way... i am...with New Babbage.

my love affair for this city continues....


Saturday, September 06, 2008

Now in New Babbage: Llewellyn Industries

Llewellyn Industries here!
thanks to hard work of our Mayor Mr. Shaunathan Sprocket and the help of my dear Aussie friends Miss Audrey Fotherington and Mr. Wilberforce Beaumont...the Factory Castle that is Llewellyn Industries is built! not furnished yet, but built! AND modified...the searchlights had to go...and the red blinking lights off the towers... but Shaun was generous and kind enough to loan me some Gas Lamps for the front! .... DID this happen?

4 days was 3am... i was suffering from insomnia and i just thought about wandering around SL looking at those going to open houses every week...i like to look at them in-world... and somehow i stumbled across this building....and FELL IN LOVE with the STEAMPUNK gorgeousness of it...the textures! the sounds! the mechanics!

dear Miss Breezy Carver showed up and caught my enthusiasm and MADE me buy it! (kidding)
we both jumped up and down and hugged each other...then i had to get up and teach an 8am class! ...but....

who buys a FACTORY before having land? this girl! but thanks to Miss Eggberta Echegaray was ready to give up her two parcels in Wheatstone Waterways....well, it was just perfect!

i admit, it is ghastly gorgeously huge and you will please have to ignore the strange sounds that may emanate from it's copper, steel, and glass walls! and if you ask what Llewellyn Industries produces or manufactures?...our official word will always be "no comment!" and no it is NOT a lair! and it does NOT have a jail hidden in it's depths with a small wooden chair, a threadbare blanket and a bowl of gruel! it is just a large building for .....well, enjoy! dances and parties will held there...and it will be often open to the public!

am i giving up my beloved Pirate Ship? Queen Anne's Revenge in Silent's folly? NEVER!
i love that ship! But....i just NEED to be part of New Babbage..i need to invest in the town and the community...and i HAD to have that building to myself! that darn Ning won me, not the Ning..all the amazingly fun, nice All will be invited to a factory-warming party soon!

an open love letter to New Baabbage as i posted on the Ning in response to the question

Are Babbagers Welcoming People?

i am going to take a brief sojurn from my usual snarky piratical self and just wax rhapsodic for a momentthat about New Babbage and its denizens.
i am overwhelmed at the kindness and the delightful personalities that can be found in the city of New many of you have been so nice to this "outlander" who (as of yet) does not live in your fair city.
thank you for your genuine kindness and openness...for someone who is usually verbose (ahem!) i really can't find the right words to say how "right" it feels to be part of your community. and it makes me really LONG to have a second home in your city. i don't know if can ever give up my beloved ship and at 888prims well...LOL...but i really want to just BE immersed in your world.
thank you...really, thank you.
~Capt. Red

"Burning with optimism's flames" - XTC

now i gotta go beat my crew!...all this sweetness makes me feel all emotionally exposed & antsy! "swab those decks you scurvy scoundrels & rogues! or you'll feel the sweet kiss of my belaying pin on your worthless noggins!"

Whew! better!

Thursday, September 04, 2008


i love, really i do! been hawking their services from the get go... and they used to send me FREE stuff, too because of it! i have a fleece vest, jean shirt, pens, pencils, flashing pins, a couple thermal mugs...even a lava lamp! but they really DISCRIMINATE against us MAC users!!! NO FAIR! booo hiss~!!! Why Google, WHY????

Monday, September 01, 2008

The 1920s satnav ... and other weird and wonderful gadgets that never quite took off

from the Daily Mail: The 1920s satnav ... and other weird and wonderful gadgets that never quite took off

and here's another site of interest...possibly NSFW because it depicts Victorian junkies and partial historic nudity....Victorian Drug Fiends - Classic Tales of Opium and Hashish!

WOW! some of these women chasing the dragon are SHAMELESS! at least when dear Miss Sera P and i indulged on gorgeous Ceejay's hidden hashish pipe.... we stayed clothed!
(that was, until we jumped into her lovely steam powered tub!...i prolly shouldn't publish *those* pics!)

excessive and amusing comments are ADORED and craved by me more than Opium!

Frodo Don't Wear the Ring! Flight Of The Conchords

OOC: ok...this just SLAYS me!!

and related to that...i've gotta post again you really MUST read:

and in particular that Legolas, Son of Weenus
here's a quick example:
Day Four:

Boromir so irritating. Why must he wear big shield like dinner plate all the time? Climbed up Caradhras but wimpy humans who cannot walk on snow insisted we climb back down.

Am definitely prettiest member of the Fellowship. Go me!