Sunday, January 30, 2011

As If I Don't Have Enough To Worry About

At present, I'm in the city of New Babbage, staying a few days at the invitation of Lady Christine and Lord Edward. I suppose it's a good thing, seeing as how I rarely leave Steelhead.

In my absence, there are several in Steelhead who are keeping an eye on things for me, mostly nuns with guns, Tensai with explosives, and Jaegers with.....well, they really don't need anything to look tough, but hats make them look dashing.

Cousin Purdie came in his TTC (Time Travel Cabinet), to show me this photo (it's amazing how he can take pictures in color, he should share that technology with all the photograph businesses in the Steamlands). A mysterious figure on the mountain top in Boomtown.

I shrugged it off, but Purdie was concerned. He estimated that the figure was very tall, probably as tall as Lunar. He also said that whatever it was, it was not Human, Jaeger, Lycan nor Elf.

Nice to know I can spend a few days from home without worrying about anything happening in Steelhead......

Monday, January 17, 2011

Now We Shall See If A New Day Emerges For SL

Least I suppose we will.....

Tomorrow, January 18th (changed due to remembering that today is a holiday), is Rod Humble's first day as Linden Lab's new CEO, according to a few blog posts I've read.

Unlike the previous guy, Humble does have experience in the gaming field. So, maybe....maybe.....just maybe, we'll see some great things happening.

In other news, recently purchased a new laptop. Alienware. In world, at the ultra settings. Experienced no lag, no crashing, was in a room filled with people and experienced no problems. And this was with Alienware's least expensive (800 bucks) model....imagine if I was able to get the Alienware that costs around two grand

Finally, Relay For Life of Second Life begins their in world fundraising March 12. I've got a good feeling about Steelhead's contribution this year.

This might be a really good year

Monday, January 3, 2011

Evolution Of A Story Idea. Part One

It's epic. That's all I will say about the plot.

But, it was time. To sit down and try to get some serious writing done. For the longest time, I had the idea in my head, with additional notes jotted here, there, and yonder. The heroes, the villain, the airship. However, there was always the legal matters at hand.

The issue was, while I wanted to write a story inspired by the Steamlands of Second Life, couldn't actually use the places in Second Life as a setting, nor the characters. Legally, if I was to make money off of this story, I'd have to pay individuals for the use of their avatar names and characters, or the owners of the sims, if the story takes place in those places. I'm thinking I could get away with, as an example, mentioning Caledon in passing, but, in the end, it's best just to go original.

Only characters I had legal rights to are Fuzzball Ortega (The Fuzzball name is a nickname a character gives him in the story, due to her seeing him as a Lycan), Jobias Barthelmess, Purdie Uggla (except for all the Time Lord background), Old boB Ballyhoo, and K1 Footman. Only one other besides Fuzz is in the story, sure you can guess who.

Now, people will IM me and say, "Hey, it's cool, you can put me in it". But, to be honest, I felt it best to take an original route. Even if the way I describe the idea doesn't sound original.

"It's Jules Verne, meets 'The Magnificent Seven', with a little bit of 'Harry Potter' thrown in"

I also call it "An American Gaslamp Fantasy", but I'm not sure if I could use Gaslamp Fantasy without the Foglio's permission.

I do know that Steelhead Adventures hasn't been updated in awhile, an update will be coming, and I will keep it updated more regularly. This is my Real Life project, dedicated to the residents of the Steamlands of Second Life.

Next, the basic description of the characters, and you may find a bit of yourself in them.