Friday, November 23, 2012

Forty Nine Years Ago Today....

I keep forgetting about this blog....anyway.... November 23rd is a very important day in all of the Sci Fi realm. On November 23, 1963, as the world was still dealing with the assasination of President Kennedy the day before, the BBC debut a new show. It began with a blue police box in an old junkyard and little did everyone know the world wide favorite it would become. Happy Birthday, Doctor. Splendid fellow, all of them. For your viewing pleasure, this fanmade trailer that I discovered and very much enjoy. There's a longer version available, but I prefer this one.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Want To See Something Epic?

Here's the new trailer for the upcoming season of Doctor Who. More Daleks than a Friday Night dance in Steelhead

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Steelhead Salmons RFL Campsite

Better late than never, here's a few images from Steelhead's RFL Campsite, a tribute to Caregivers. These are not all the pics I've got of the campsite, but I think the pics show all the contributions from Lunar, Tensai, Zanya, Thad, and Riven

Sign at the entrance to the campsite

Mission Statement posters

One of the Caregivers (I think everyone's been calling them Caregiver Clanks, Caregiver Robots, Caregiver Angels, I just simply call them Caregivers). Caregiver designed by Zanya, Mesh by Tensai

One of the Steampunk animals at the campsite.

The Evil Trout fishing for it's meal

A couple of Caregivers fixing the clock tower

Fountain at the campsite. Candles are our yearly tradition, letting folks light the candle in honor of a loved one

Thad's top hat and cane protecting a couple of the steampunk birds

One of the Caregivers fixing the clocktower

The Caregiver story, by Riven Homewood

Aerial shot of the campsite.

The campsite received third place in Best Themed Decorated campsite. During the weekend, Lunar and myself both recieved IM's from people commenting on our campsite. Not really sure, but I believe that Lunar's was from folks in the Steamlands, mine were from folks outside the Steamlands. One member of the RFL Committee IM'd me while standing on the track looking at our campsite the Sunday of Relay and said, "This is why I don't judge."
Then, on the Monday after Relay Weekend, I received this notecard:
To the builders of the Steelhead campsite:
Oh behalf of my wife and myself I just have to say thank you for your dedication and concept of your campsite build. For the past three years my wife , Amethyst , has championed the cause as part of the design team to make sure that the caregiver was not forgotton during the building process. this year we have had many troubles and have not been as active in RFL of SL as in prior years. As the opening of the event came closer she said to me that she was so sorry she could not make the caregiver garden as we have done in the past years.
Event day comes and something happens. We found your campsite. Both of us were so overwhelmed with emotions we had to stop and pause as the tears cleared from our eyes. The story told and love shown blew us totally away . Over and over again she said .. this is what i kept dreaming of .. this is what i could not put into words . this is amazing. We are both caregivers and our hearts were so loved from the moment we stepped into your campsite.
thank you so much
Nevar and Amethyst Lobo
I think that was better than any trophy the RFL Committee could ever hand out.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Blend Of Martial Arts and Steampunk

Still disappointed with "The Warrior's Way", although the fight scenes were really good. Here we have "Taichi O", with a bit of Steampunk thrown into the mix. Will be released in China in September, to be followed in the US in October, although there is talk of maybe being accepted at the Toronto Film Festival.

Here's the plot blurb:
As an uncommonly gifted child, Yang Luchan had a fleshy abnormality that holds tremendous power growing on his forehead. However being teased as the town fool, Yang’s mother spurs him to practice martial arts, and following her wishes, Yang travels the distance to come to Chen Village to learn TAI CHI.
At this legendary village, everyone practices TAI CHI and uses TAI CHI in every aspect of their lives. Nevertheless, it is forbidden for a villager to disclose TAICHI to an outsider, and Yang learned this the hard way.

Upon arriving at the village, locals discourage Yang by challenging him with fights. From the strong men to hold ladies to children, everyone defeats Yang with their TAICHI moves. After facing the toughest battle and being defeated by Master Chen’s beautiful daughter Yuniang, Yang is determined to master the art of TAICHI and he needs to find Master Chen.

Little does Yang know, the poor strange man who he befriended with is in fact Master Chen who then saved him from the duel with Yuniang. Master Chen realizes Yang’s genius and disguises himself to secretly guide Yang to his self realization of TAICHI.

One day, a frightening steam-powered machine came to the village, lead by Fang Zijing, a childhood friend of Yuniang. He has bribed government officials to permit him to build a railway that will run straight through the village. Yang decided to join forces with Yuniang to defeat Fang Zijing and destroy the machine. This brave act may just win the hearts of the villagers….

Oh, and as for the song.....I've no idea on it's title. Joshua Pfeiffer of Vernian Process was in the dark as to the title as well. A parody of it was used in one of the Muppets parody trailers for their film, supposedly based on The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo trailer, but the only trailers I saw of that film used a remake of the Led Zeppelin classic "Immigrant Song". I'll keep searching

Thursday, May 3, 2012

The Ladies Of My Life

The house now feels complete. It also has furniture.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

T1 Radio And RFLofSL Event:Steelhead 60's Event

Wednesday, April 18 at 7:00 PM, I'll be a guest on T1 Radio's weekly talk show, Relay Rap. You can listen in on their website, or enter the stream in your land,

Friday, April 27th at 7:00 PM SLT, Steelhead Salmons RFL will host a 60's event, with all lindens going to the Relay For Life of Second Life. Be sure to join us.

RFLofSL Event:Steelhead 60's Event

Monday, April 2, 2012