Saturday, December 29, 2007

Well, It Ain't Exactly Like Gaslamp Fantasy

Lord Player used to go here with his family during the younger days. He wasn't aware that it had re-opened. It's a way cool place, a western themed town on a mountain top. Great place to take the family if you don't feel like dealing with the mega-corporate induced places in Florida.

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Harborside: Welcome Home

No pics. Why? Because all you have to do is teleport to Steelhead City, and you can see Harborside from the trainstation.

Yup, it is now official. Steelhead has expanded. Still work to be done, bridges to build, trees to be planted, houses to be placed in lots. But, it's there, finally.


Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Harborside Phase Five: The Streets

Harborside Phase Four- The Land Takes Shape

Below are a few images of the land slowly taking the shape as it appears on the map that TotalLunar Eclipse drew up. One of them in Windlight.

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Harborside Phase Three- The Stress Test

Daleks. Approx. 150 of them used.

The Bouncing Sheep. Well over 200.

Combination of Bouncing Sheep and Tensai's Nuke

Turkeys. About 100 were used

I am happy to report that after those tests, including a combination of turkeys and Daleks, we did not crash Harborside. Steelhead Harborside has passed the stress test.

Harborside Phase Two-The Island Is No More

Right before our eyes, Tensai leveled the mountain, and raised the land up where the beaches and sea were. Now, Harborside was a flat piece of real estate.

Next up, the stress test.

Harborside Phase One

Take a good look at these pics. Soon, this will be terraformed and become Steelhead's first expansion sim, Steelhead Harborside. Everyone is excited, and can't wait. As of this writing, Harborside isn't near Steelhead. Truth be told, it's a few hundred thousand miles away. Hopefully, the Lindens will push it into place soon.

Until then, we're all waiting, hoping that as we stand on the island, looking towards the direction that Steelhead City is located, that it gets that much closer.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Wow, Santa, Thanks For Stopping By Steelhead Early

Well, it took some doing. Lunar and Tensai managed to become on first name basis with even more Lindens. Cutting through red tape with a weed wacker. Some utter confusion in the midst. But..........

Steelhead Harborside will rise from the oceans depths soon. Perhaps within a day or two. Everyone "Hoo". Most of you have been doing it since Tuesday. Now, Eugenia can have her farm, Myfanwy (correct later if I misspelled it) can have her treehouse, and Eladrienne can stop running over Caledon's Duchesses....Lady Eva's already under Ortega Protection because of that.

General plan for now, is to work on Steelhead's expansion every two months. Which is a good thing, because you get a chance to enjoy each sim before the next one rises from the oceans depths......and no, I'm not saying Desmond Shang's rushing through Caledon's growth (Hell, if I had five more sims to go before completion, I'd want to hurry). But this has been a long time coming, we're the last ones to begin expansion, but we're accomplishing everyone's dreams (especially those that have been here living in Steelhead for a long while).

Soon to follow with this expansion, the possibilities of more events in Steelhead. Which usually means someone wants a DJ......and I'm too territorial (it's a bad habit that I need to get out of, my apologies for being a greedy bastard......but it's fun). Eh, I should be ok. I've got the official Steelhead events. So, Nyah. ;-)

So, Happy Holidays, Steelhead. Enjoy our new beginning, it's going to be a fun trip.

(looks around to make sure Lunar's not within striking distance)

And don't forget to tip the Sheriff/DJ generously during Steelhead's events.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

A Dream Will Soon Come True

Harborside is close. Real close. The fundraiser was, without a doubt, a success. We managed to completely empty the pockets of several Caledonians. Several had wired donations to Lunar, Terry Lightfoot and Guvnah Desmond Shang being two.

Truth be told, if the donations Lunar received the night before were to be counted, Shirtless O'Clock would've started right at 7:00 and not 7:15.

I remember when I first came to Steelhead. It was a ghost town. But, there was something about it that made me want to stay. Thankfully, things changed for the better.

Oh, there was some bad times. Most of which I will not go into details. But, we saw it through, as a community.

How close are we, you may ask (sure, you may, go ahead). Well, won't go into actual dollar figures, but USD wise, it's not much. However, with the holidays and Lunar and Tensai having to move in RL, the RL dollars have to go elsewhere at present. But, hey, it's the season for miracles, never know what may happen. But, trust me, be patient for a little longer, Steelhead Harborside will be here before you know it. I think, after that, future expansions will be slightly eaiser. I mean, Desmond Shang does it nowadays by lifting his pinky (and not very high, either)

Lunar has a list of people who greatly deserve thanks for helping, all greatly deserve it. Hopefully all the hard work will pay off. I personally, would like to thank Mr. TotalLunar Eclipse for taking the task on Steelhead's expansion. I know it has been a real headache for you, but everyone, Steelhead and Caledon, greatly appreciates this.

Harborside is close. You can just about see it on the map. Hang tight, folks, it's all going to pay off.

Then, we'll pimp Steelhead Boomtown......what?!? Hey, I've got plans for the plot that I'm renting in that sim. Everyone's gonna love it.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Fundraiser in Steelhead

Yea, you'll probably be hearing about this in other posts, but here's where the werewolf sheriff opened his big mouth.....

TotalLunar Eclipse wishes to hold a fundraiser for Harborside this Saturday, December 15th, at 7:00 PM SLT, at the docks of Steelhead City. It'll be a three hour event, the theme is "Pirates". But, we're also borrowing a Caledon tradition, Shirtless O'Clock.

If I have my facts straight, there'll be tip jars set out for certain male individuals (myself included). Once the tips reach a certain amount for each jar, the males take their shirts off. But, I've added a certain extra for those interested.....

IF, someone rents a 1024 lot on Harborside at the event.....I'll go shirtless right then and there, and stay that way for the rest of the event (Human form not Werewolf form). IF all available lots in Harborside get rented out........I'll finish out the event in a grass skirt. Mind you, Lunar has to have the lindens in his hand for the land tier of the plot you're renting.

So, spread the word. I'm allowing myself to be embarrassed to help out Steelhead's expansion.....but it's been a big strain on Lunar, so if it helps, it'd be worth it.

Also, any male's who'd like to help out with the Shirtless O'Clock, allowing yourselves to go shirtless, let us know.

Friday, it's "Around The World" at the Kokopelli. Saturday, "Harborside Fundraiser: Pirate Themed Event With Shirtless O'Clock" at the docks.

Gonna be a fun week...........

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Ya Feelin' Lucky, SteamPUNK?!?!

Steelhead City held a Steampunk event last night. Didn't take alot of photos, but I did get one of me using Diamanda's DJ rig. Really fit in with theme of the night.
Naturally, there were themed music.....well, the punk part, at least. The Ramones, The Casualties, etc. Diamanda had gotten me hooked on Korpiklaani, so that was played. Along with the usual sort of shtuff I play, along with the Xmas classic, "Christmas At Ground Zero".

The highlight.....watching the Conga Line stop in place.

After about two and a half hours, the combination of Second Life, Winamp, and Evil Vista (a product of Barthelmess Enterprises, naturally) was getting to be a bit too much for my machine, I had to stop and log off.....which gave Diamanda the chance to ask Lunar if she could stream for a bit, thereby continuing the fun.

I have finally been reunited with SAM Broadcasting, my old DJ program I had before the freak storm fried my old Aether Machine. Next step....seriously considering downgrading from Evil Vista. We shall see.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Somehow.....I've Been Tagged.....

Something's been going around the blogs. 8 Facts about you.....the real you.....criminal records can remain secret.....I think I said too much.

1) I'm a member of the Puppeteers of America

2) I prefer using my full name, making sure people know my middle name, Baum (similar to "Bomb")

3) I suffer from depression, along with a bit of paranoia.

4) Before coming into Second Life, I've had bad experiences with online virtual communities. When Darien Mason's player had told our email group about Second Life, decided to give it a try and came up with a name that, should I chose to leave, would be easily forgotten, hence, Fuzzball imagine if I ever did leave how people would feel

5) I had a one night fling with a married woman (and I'm glad it was a one night fling, she had more mental problems than I did)

6) I used to take IQ tests just for the helluvit, no rhyme or reason, just passing the time. Always felt that it wasn't really how smart you are, but how much common sense you have that shows whether you're dumb or not. For the record, IQ is around 170....unless I'm under a lot of stress, then it drops to a 130.

7) I have sketches of puppets, a set design, and several notes for a children's program that I'd like to have made and put on television. I do have a script, but I'm not happy with it.

8) If there was one woman that I'd like to be with, it would be Charisma Carpenter.

And there we I have to pick 8 people to tag and let them have their that case, TotalLunar Eclipse, Emilly Orr, Darien Mason, Christine McAllister, Eladrienne Laval, Annechen Lowey, Hotspur Otoole, and Amber Powalski...consider yourself tagged.

Here's the rules:
(1) Each player starts with eight random facts/habits about themselves.
(2) People who are tagged need to write a post on their own blog (about their eight things) and post these rules.
(3) At the end of your blog, you need to choose eight people to get tagged and list their names.
(4) Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them they’re tagged, and to read your blog

Ok? I'm done. Now, you kids get off my lawn, I just mowed.

Sunday, December 2, 2007

And Now A Plug For Harborside

You see, it's simple, Lunar's close to filling up Harborside. It can't magically appear until all available plots have been pre-rented out. So, send TotalLunar Eclipse an IM when in world and find out more information. We've got Desmond Shang, himself, working with us, helping us in Steelhead's growth (which has been a long time coming).

Also, it should be noted, that it's a 100% guarantee that once Harborside has magically appeared, a certain Jobias Barthelmess will return to make my life a living heck......and how many of you have been waiting for him to rear his evil head?