Designing Worlds Visits New Babbage

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Saffia & Elrik visit the steam lands of New Babbage and meet some of the residents. Starring Saffia Widdershins, Elrik Merlin, Aeolus Cleanslate, Ceejay Writer and PJ Trenton.

Designing Worlds is the hit weekly virtual worlds design show from Treet TV, the leading TV network in today's virtual environments, and is brought to you by Prim Perfect productions, the people behind Prim Perfect magazine and the Prim Perfect blog. From its roots as a makeover show, the programme has developed into a magazine format adding interviews and visits to some of the most impressive locations in Second Life - and now we are moving into other grids as wel as SL. The show goes out every Tuesday at 2pm SLT/PDT.

Designing Worlds is presented by Saffia Widdershins, the Editor of Prim Perfect Magazine, and Elrik Merlin of Radio Riel.

Treet TV, and Treet Archives are brought to you by the people that created SLCN, the world's first virtual television network.

Started by Wiz Nordberg in 1997, SLCN became a virtual entertainment conduit of Second Life programming. It was a professional video network designed to expand the in-world audience as well as deliver virtual entertainment to the real-world.

All the video clips found on this website are archives of live events as they happened in a virtual world, mostly Second Life. Typically, the live video is seen on screens at various locations in a virtual environment as well as streamed to the web.

I was fortunate enough to be asked to play the role of Mr. Biggins in this special production of Designing Worlds.

Mainly Men Fashion Show at Shengri La

Saturday, October 24, 2009

PJ jumps to the other side of the camera today and joins 11 other gentlemen at Shengri Law for the Mainly Men Corporate Fashion show.

Mainly Men showcases the corporate clothing of Debutante, the Fashion Research Institute’s lab line, which anchors the Shengri La Marketplace. Mainly Men will be held Saturday, October 24th, at 4 pm/SLT/7 pm Eastern in the Shengri La Hope (slurl) region. The region is locked for an hour beforehand, starting at 3, and opens promptly at 4 pm.

Naturally, what is a fashion installation without swag? Tiny pinecones full of great dude swag are tucked here and there in the set – find them to collect the full set of men’s accessories ranging from aviator-style sunglasses and hats to briefcases and shoulder bags. And of course, all of our fashion installations are interactive – chat with the models, and in some cases, you can even join in with them fishing or telling tall tales around a crackling campfire. There’s even a 7Seas server with extra special prizes, so join the fun with us.

Darke Carnival in Arkham! (October 22-24)

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

The Miskatonic Valley presents a darke carnival from October 22 to 24, 2009 in Arkham. Join them for their big Halloween event! Events on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday including the infamous Doktor Benelli's House of the Supernatural. This is an event not to be missed, so please come by!

The carnival is at

Learn more about Arkham and the Miskatonic Valley by visiting their blog at They are the featured sim of the month in the current issue of Prim Perfect magazine.

Prim Perfect 21 Now Published

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

The latest, spooky issue of Prim Perfect magazine is now out; just in time for Halloween. Visit dark and scary places including Arkham, the sim of the month as well as the wonderful and creepy creations of Miss Cutea Benelli.

The cover features Mr. Mako Kungfu and Miss Rach Borkotron who posed for me in the sim of the month. My thanks to them for agreeing to join me for this fun and spooky cover!

Visit the Prim Perfect blog for more details and for access to the online version of the October issue of Prim Perfect. Access the issue here

Quest for the Golden Prim Podcast

Sunday, October 18, 2009

The second Quest for the Golden Prim Podcast featuring Gabrielle Riel chatting with PJ Trenton, Aisling Sinclair and BlackHawk Sikorsky is now availble online.

You can listen to The Quest for the Golden Prim Podcast via any of the following methods:

  • Direct link to the show on, where you can listen to it as a stream or download the audio file directly
  • Subscribe on iTunes
  • Subscribe using our RSS feed
Thanks to Gabrielle Riel and Radio Riel for these fabulous additions to the Quest for the Golden Prim!

Steampunk Exhibit in Oxford, UK

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

For those of you able to travel to Oxford, you may be interested to learn about an exhibit at the Museum of the History of Science ( There is also a podcast from October 13, 2009 that you can listen to about the steampunk genre through the BBC web site at This broadcast features interviews with the editor of Steampunk Magazine ( and Rafael Fabre from the Second Life community of New Babbage.

Imagine Peace Tower in Second Life

Monday, October 12, 2009

October 9, 2009 saw the unveiling of the Imagine Peace Tower in Second Life by Yoko Ono. Coinciding with the birthdate of John Lennon, the actual tower is an outdoor work of art conceived by Yoko Ono to the memory of John. The Second Life installation can be found in world by visiting

The tower is an inspiring tribute to both John Lennon and the hope that someday the world will in fact be a more peaceful place. To watch it firing up, one light at a time until all the beams are fully illuminated is quite something to behold and one of the most moving things I have seen in Second Life. It is perhaps made even more special simply by the fact that it isn't just on all the time...but actually illuminates and extinguishes itself on a sunset to sunrise pattern.

After the opening ceremony, the Second Life IMAGINE PEACE TOWER will begin its cycle of illumination approximately 15 minutes after sunset on every Second Life day and will remain illuminated until dawn. The days are much shorter in Second Life than in the real world. Sunset happens in Second Life every day at the following times, both am and pm:

  • 01.30, 05.30, 09.30: Chicago, Baghdad, Bangkok, Vladivostok
  • 02.30, 06.30, 10.30: Anchorage, Montreal, Toronto, Reykjavik, Moscow, Shanghai, Suva
  • 03.30, 07.30, 11.30: Los Angeles, Rio de Janiero, Liverpool, London, Karachi, Tokyo, Auckland
  • 04.30, 08.30, 12.30: Guatemala, Europe, Dhaka, Sydney, Kiritimati
For more information on the Imagine Peace Tower in Second Life, visit

The Rape of Europa

Saturday, October 10, 2009

I have had the documentary, The Rape of Europa, on hold at the library for quite some time. It finally came in and I have now had an opportunity to watch this incredible, amazing, troubling and thought-provoking story of another aspect of one of the most tragic periods of human history;World War II.

There are the obvious images and accounts of death and destruction one frequently sees in books and documentaries; The Rape of Europa documents and details another aspect of the evil that epitomized this dark period in our history.

There are, however, amazing and uplifting stories in this story.

I highly recommend this documentary!

Learn more and watch a trailer at

Boobie-Thon Limerick Joust

Thursday, October 8, 2009

I was extremely honoured to be asked to participate in the Limerick Joust as part of fundraising for the 8th Annual Blogger Boobie-thon ( Joust participants included VelesJaeger Munster, Hotspur O'Toole and yours truly. Unfortunately Mister Iason Hassanov was unable to join us.

Eva Bellambi and Serra Anansi did a fabulous job organizing events in Second Life for the second consecutive year. Their efforts translated into $2,010.oo USD to the Susan G Komen Foundation ( Congratulations to them and thank you to everyone who attended the events and made contributions to the cause.

The limerick joust was a blast. We were given three themes to create limericks from and then presented them to the audience and judges. Veles carried the day, being judged the winner of the event. Combined, I would estimate that the three of us raised approximately $33,000L.

I thought I would share my three limericks...

Second Life

While some say that this world is a game
To say so is simply a shame
Far more than just sex
It’s a place quite complex
Where generosity burns like a flame

Two Ladies from Winterfell (Eva and Serra)

In Winterfell dwelled quite a pair
Who went topless to show that they care
Saying fondle a tit
Making sure it is fit
So donate to the cause don’t just stare


There is something that I must confess
I have something to get off my chest
I don’t mean to stare
But it’s hard not to care|So I offer to feel up your breast

The final limerick got quite the response. It looks like I'll be conducting breast exams for the forseeable future. ;-)

Look at Me! Avatar Portraits by Callipygian Christensen

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Join us on Wednesday, October 7th from 7 to 9 pm SLT for the opening of Callipygian Christensen's new exhibit Look at Me! Avatar Portraits at Exposure Art Gallery in Avalon Town. Calli is a long time resident who has been shooting images in Second Life for 3 years; her work has become widely known throughout the art community.

This exhibit captures her fascination with how people present themselves in Second Life, how she feels all avatars are created with some element of " Look at me!" Stop by and meet the artist and enjoy the Jazz tunes of DJ SexyJade Echegaray.

Join us at

We hope to see you then!

Meet Lady Copperhead of the Quest

Monday, October 5, 2009

The band of female airship pirates known collectively as the "Black Rose" has forged a reputation across the skies of the Steamlands as successful smugglers and brutally efficient opponents. They may be pretty and have warm smiles, but behind those cold eyes beat the hearts of cuttthroats. These venomous beauties are not to be trifled with or taken lightly - especially not their leader.

Known in many criminal circles as Lady Copperhead, Mackenzie Duquesne has risen through the ranks of the Steamlands underworld by the use of deception, guile and lethal force to become one of the top air pirates and smugglers. Her exact background is still unclear, but it is known that she was born in the Carolina Lowcountry and has claimed her current position as captain of "The Black Rose" by replacing the former captain under mysterious circumstances.

Lady Copperhead is played by Miss Jedburgh Dagger of New Babbage, heroine of the Kidnapping of Clockwinder Tenk, a force to be reckoned with at Iron Melee nights, where she holds the rank of commodore of the Naval Militia, and director of Aether Salon security. Miss Dagger is also a member of the New Babbage Ladies Fire Brigade, runs her own detective agency, and was involved in the resistance movement during the recent takeover of the city, culminating in the rescue at sea of the Clockwinder.

Primgraph Issue 8 on Newstands

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Issue 8 of The Primgraph is now available and indulges are indulging our tastes for ghoulies and ghosties and things that go bump in the night to celebrate Halloween! The featured region in this issue is the fabulous Winterfell!

I am particularly excited about this issue which contains my first published article! Having been fortunate enough to contribute photographs to the Primgraph since issue 5, I am extremely pleased at being able to take up the quill and contribute in a much different way.

I know you will enjoy this issue of the Primgraph. Our latest episode in the Quest for the Golden Prim is contained in this issue. I'm extremely proud of how it has come together!

Other splendid contributions include a ghost story from the distinguished pen of Mr Aeolus Cleanslate; the redoubtable Frau Annechen Lowey continues her exploration of the Etiquette of the Steamlands; and the talented Miss Ceejay Writer tackles the Victorian Supernatural in Literature

My specific article is Spirit Quest in the Steamlands where I venture forth to find paranormal and mysterious places in the steamlands.

Issue 8 can be found by visiting

Pink for October!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

The Pink for October campaign is about blog and website owners showing their support for breast cancer awareness by turning our sites pink for the month of October.

Please show your support for this important cause in whatever way you can. Visit more details!

Never underestimate the submersiveness of Muppets

So I have been having alot of fun this morning with my Plurk buddies ( after sharing a YouTube link to the silly Muppet Show skit featuring the song Mah Na Mah Na. I'm not sure why I get such a kick out of this particular song/skit...but I do. Although, I get a kick out of alot of Muppet Show schtuff...that show rocks I tell ya!

So the little did I know part was shared by a fellow plurker that the song according to Wikipedia:

"Mah Nà Mah Nà debuted as part of Umiliani's soundtrack for the Italian mondo film Svezia, inferno e paradiso (Sweden: Heaven and Hell) (1968), a pseudo-documentary about wild sexual activity and other behavior in Sweden. The song accompanied a scene in the film set in a sauna. The lead part was sung by Italian singer/composer Alessandro Alessandroni. The song also appeared on the 1968 soundtrack album released for the film."

As best noted by another fellow plurker..."never underestimate how subversive the muppets really were." Perhaps this goes a long way in explaining why I like the muppets so much!

This led to another funny muppet-related post...Abandoned Muppet Film Projects.

And now...