Second Anniversary of der Hut des Jaeger

10/23/09  at 11:38 AM

der Hut des Jaeger Second Anniversary!
24 October 2009
Noon SLT

Yes, it has been that long! Come celebrate the Consulate office with a bar, or the Jagerkin bar that has office stationary!

http://slurl.com/secondlife/Winterfell%20Absinthe/72/141/22

Also the release party for the 2010 Shirtless Against Breast Cancer Calendars - Ladies, Gentlemen, Fur & Fin, and Jaegerkin! Benefiting breastcancer.org, helping breast cancer patients and their families.

Music by Radio Riel

Sunday afternoon, there will have another round, 4:30 SLT to 6:00.

Primgraph Release Party - Winterfell!

10/13/09  at 9:20 AM
On Saturday, October 17th, please join the cast of the Quest for the Golden Prim in a quest for fun. It all starts at 1pm slt with a Quest for the Golden Prim Podcast, which will be recorded by Radio Riel. Immediately after, at 2pm slt, The Primgraph's Winterfell Issue Party commences. Mingle and dance with your favorite stars of the Quest as Elrik Merlin sets the mood with music. The party runs till 3:30 pm slt.

If you haven't yet read Issue 8 of the Primgraph, do let me entice you. This is our spookiest issue ever! We explore the Dark Victorian sims of Winterfell, the perfect setting for the season. You'll also find heaps of news about the steampunk sims, a fantastic ghost story set in New Babbage and written by the city's maceholder, the newest installment of The Quest for the Golden Prim, and so very, very much more!

Here is the SLurl for all the festivities in Winterfell Absinthe.

Primgraph Issue 8: Important Notice

10/5/09  at 5:27 PM
Serra Anansi, the Senshelf and I have discussed this issue and we agree that it is important to stress that, contrary to the impression given in the most recent issue of The Primgraph, there is no connection between her estate of Winterfell and the novels of George RR Martin, apart from the bare fact of the name.

Indeed, Serra has devoted considerable time and effort into making sure that there is no connection between her estate and the novels, and we are profoundly sorry for giving a misleading impression.

Serra writes:
"In the beginning when I first planned on creating a group of islands in Second Life the plan was indeed to have a nation of Dark Victorian sims named Elysium ... but when I was told by the Lindens on the day of sim delivery that there was already a sim with that name I needed to re-plan very quickly. I couldn't come up with a new name that would fit the Dark Victorian theme so on a whim, which is very much my nature, I picked "Winterfell" for the first sim name and the region was to be named "Un Named Realm". But when people just didn't "get" the mystical and otherworldly feeling of the name "Un Named Realm" and were mostly confused, I renamed the entire region to "Winterfell". It seemed the easy and logical answer due to the popularity of the original island.

"My intention was never to infringe on Mr Martin’s story. To be honest I never thought Winterfell would amount to anything, but when I reached the first anniversary of Winterfell, I took a step back and looked at what I had created and how it had evolved over time. In a quiet moment of surprise and dismay, I realized that the natural progression of the realm had grown past my original idea for a single sim with a single castle on it called "Winterfell" and that I was treading in some potentially murky water when it came to IP rights.

"Between the cost to change the name of the realm, my customer base, the recognition that my Winterfell had acquired in its first year on the grid ... it's been a recurring and troubling dilemma balancing what Winterfell has become and what people envision when they think of the Winterfell of the George RR Martin books. So I resolved to make my Winterfell something very different than the George RR Martin Winterfell, so that there is no confusion about my intent.

"Over the years, I have tried to express the differences between my Winterfell and Mr Martin's Winterfell, and if you have read Mr Martin's books and then come to my Winterfell on the Second Life grid, the differences are astounding and very very hard to miss. I apologize that I didn't expressly say to this round of Prim Graph interviewers "please do not, you must not, refer to my Winterfell as the same as Mr Martin's Winterfell". I thought I had made the difference clear though my interview, stories and tour of the realm."

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And we apologise to Serra that we did not verify a final article with her that made this link – which was, in fact, written by Saffia (who should have known better). We want to make it completely clear that there is no connection between her Winterfell and Mr Martin’s novels – other than that many of us are great fans of both!

This notice will also be published in the next issue of The Primgraph.

Prepare to be afraid! The Halloween Issue of the Primgraph out now!

10/3/09  at 9:04 PM
Welcome to Issue 8 of The Primgraph - and this time we are indulging our tastes for ghoulies and ghosties and things that go bump in the night to celebrate Halloween!

There's a splendid ghost story from the distinguished pen of Mr Aeolus Cleanslate - a tale of mysterious happenings deep below the grimy pavements of New Babbage. The redoubtable Frau Annechen Lowey continues her exploration of the Etiquette of the Steamlands by explaining how to deal with that unfortunate group of Society, the Undead. Miss Ceejay Writer tackles the Victorian Supernatural in Literature, while our intrepid photographer, Mr PJ Trenton, (more used to dodging unexpected explosions in Caledon-on-Sea and rather more expected explosions in New Babbage) has been out and about exploring spooky places in the Steamlands. And Miss Alesia Markstein provides a fascinating account of the Victorian Seance which you will not want to miss!

Our focus of the month is on the sinisterly beautiful Dark Victorian regions of Winterfell: the four areas known as Laudanum, Absinthe, Aramanthine and Anodyne. Mr Jvstin Tomorrow has explored them for us, While Miss Scotti Lyle has a feature on Port Aramantine and its guardian, Miss Uni Ninetails. Miss Viv Trafalgar has an interview with the guardian of Winterfell, The Senschelf herself Miss Serra Anansi (who has kindly supplied information about the very special Winterfell Library). Frau Annechen Lowey gives us the background to Winterfell, and the novels which inspired it.

And we have Episode 3 of our exciting new web comic - The Quest for the Golden Prim. Our heroine, Miss Annabella Scott, is determined to keep her mysterious meeting with the Librarian - but she is quite unaware of the danger into which she is walking.... And we will be meeting not only people familiar to us from Episode 2 (such as those dastardly pirates and their accomplices) ... but some new characters as well: Nan's best friend, Minnie Rowbottom; Emily Lockhart, cub reporter on The Primgraph; and the mysterious man who helps our friends at the library. To say nothing of the man who comes to Nan's rescue ... and why does the gallant Ralph Montcalm seem to dislike him so?

We have a range of news stories, thanks to diligent correspondents ... such as the results of the Caledon Rose-Growing Competition (sponsored by The Primgraph) and the Opening of the Primgraph Press in Caledon Glengarry. There's also news of new and fascinating regions in the Steamlands, such as Steelhead Shanghai, and the Rise of Serenissima, while we have the exciting tale of the Fall and Rise of Armada Breakaway. Learn of Charitable Endeavours in the Steamlands with the forthcoming Booby Ball and the Shirtless Calendar. Society news has come of a Royal Wedding in Antiquity - and a somewhat unexpected wedding planned in New Babbage. We hear of a new exhibition the the Western lands of Deadwood, while in Caledon we mourn the passing of the Botanical House and thrill to the tale of a Giant Ape on the Loose amid the dreaming spires of Caledon Oxbridge.

There are other articles too: a fascinating account of the artist Miss Brigid Ashwood by Natania Baron. Miss Kembri Tomsen supplies a round up of some of the new autumn fashions, while Miss Naergilien Wunderlich presents an enthralling history of mourning dress. In addition our Lady of Propriety (or our Lady of Correctitude, as a wonderful double-translation of our introduction to Issue 6 would have it - do read here) advises on the correct way to behave if kidnapped by some unscrupulous villain - advice that may be sorely needed in the wilder reaches of the Steamlands!

We have more of our classic serial, The Mysteries of London, as well as another extract from that fascinating documentary record: Henry Mayhew's London Labour and the London Poor, building up a detailed picture of Victorian life in a great city....

And, above all, we welcome Miss Terry Lightfoot, the enormously talented designer, who has made the whole magazine quite breathtakingly lovely!

So, with no shortage of fascinating articles and beautiful illustrations supplied by our brilliantly talented team, we welcome you to this eighth issue of The Primgraph.

How do I get my copy of The Primgraph?
Well, there are various ways to get The Primgraph!

You could buy a copy from xStreetSL to be delivered to you inworld.

Best of all, you can join our Subscribe-o-Matic group, which will deliever the magazine to you automatically when it is published. The Subscribe-o-Matic kiosks are located in historical and steampunk sims across Second Life (for example, you’ll find ones at all the Caledon infohubs). And if you can’t find one in your favourite sim, why not ask the owner to install one?

You will also find them at the Prim Perfect offices in Oliveto.

But if you prefer to read the magazine online but not inworld, there are choices too. Firstly, there’s the wonderful Calaméo system, which allows you to moves smoothly through the pages, giving you the feeling of reading a real magazine. You’ll find Issue 8 here – and please do leave a comment!

But, if you like to download your magazines to read as you commute to work, or in the bath, or wherever, you can also obtain a standard pdf for downloading and printing.

So, really, you have no excuse for not reading The Pimgraph. In fact, why aren’t you reading it now?

2009 Boobie-Thon

10/1/09  at 10:25 AM
Boobies. Cuhuangas. Breasts. TaTas. Bazooms.

They are called many things and although they come in all shapes and sizes (large, small, saggy and perky), they have one thing in common: The ability to develop cancer.

Even though there is no cure yet, Eva Bellambi and Serra Anansi are joining the annual Blogger Boobie-Thon (www.boobiethon.com) to do our part part to make breast cancer a thing of the past.

Come join us as we host the 2ND ANNUAL SECOND LIFE BOOBIETHON.

This year we will have a week of events from the kick off Boobie Ball in the Winterfell Community Center on October 2nd to the ending ceremonies held at the Isle of Skye (Winterfell Anodyne) on October 7th! All funds collected in Second Life will be matched in part by Serra and Eva and then donated to the Susan G. Koman Foundation via the Blogger Boobie-Thon.

Please contact Serra Anansi or Eva Bellambi if you are interested in hosting an unique event to help up raise awareness and funds to bring Breast Cancer to an end.

Event Details as of September 13, 2009
  • Opening Night on October 2nd @ 6:30pm SLT BoobieBall. Winterfell Community Center.
  • October 3rd @ noon SLT BoobieBall. Winterfell Community Center. Wear Pink to the Balls if you'd like - or come topless if you dare!!
  • October 5th @ 4:00pm SLT Innertube Obstacle Course and Race. Entry Fee L250
  • October 7th @ 6:30pm SLT Limerick Contest*. In the sky on Isle of Skye, Winterfell Anodyne (http://slurl.com/secondlife/Winterfell%20Anodyne/210/222/2501)
* A little detail on the Limerick Contest. This particular event will focus on education related to men with breast cancer. The main event will showcase the limerick talent of 5 gentlemen in SL in three themed rounds. Those who wish to be judges for this contest need to send Eva Bellambi a notecard with a bid (donation) of at least L500. The top three bidders will be chosen. After the Main Event, there will be a limerick melee. Anyone desiring to enter will notify Eva Bellambi in world during the event. The winner will be determined by popular vote (Linden's donated on his/her behalf). I am proud to be participating in the limerick contest and hope you will support this worthwhile endeavour!

And please, look up the group called "Saving Second Base" and join to keep up with the events and updates!!! All funds raised from the 100L join fee will be added to the over all pot of funds raised!

***HISTORY OF THE BOOBIETHON ONLINE***
Founded in 2002 by Florida blogger Robyn Pollman (www.shutterblog.com) the Boobie-Thon has grown into a well-known event, raising tens of thousands for breast cancer and blogger-charity causes, with over 1500 people contributing pictures. The Susan G. Koman Foundation has, in the past, been the largest recipient of the funds. Both founders and participants are hoping to generate exposure and donations for a worthy cause. Males and females can submit pictures of their breasts. The covered boobies are featured on the free area of the site. The price of viewing the bare breasts is $50. www.boobiethon.com