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Designing Worlds visits New Babbage – and what can possibly go wrong with that?

Well, quite a lot – as Saffia and Elrik discover when Mr Merlin takes tea with a certain Dr Jekyll …

The aftermath of tea with Dr Jekyll

The aftermath of tea with Dr Jekyll

But not to worry, for Miss Widdershins and Mr Mornington are on the trail with the aid of a trusty (if somewhat reluctant) Mr Biggins*.

But all is not quite what it appears …

It’s a Christmas special with the addition of Mr Biggins, Mr Victor1st Mornington (as themselves) and Mr Da5id Abbot as Dr Jekyll. Plus some rather wonderful horses … Kalypso Whitesong, Betta Zapp. Dancer Inglewood and Chaerry Lastchance, trained by Miss H0neyheart Resident.

A Winter Journey to New Babbage!

A Winter Journey to New Babbage!

This show can also be viewed on Treet TV at: http://treet.tv/shows/designingworlds/episodes/dr-jekyll-mr-merlin

and on Aview TV at:http://aviewtv.com/videos/51902/dr-jekyll-and-mr-merlin-hd-by-elrik-merlin

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* This is believed to be Mr Jebediah Biggins as his brother Odadiah has got himself mixed up with some very strange types, currently to be seen in the series The Blackened Mirror!

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A new location ...

A new location …

Episode 2.5 of The Blackened Mirror goes live at 2pm PST / SLT today (that’s 10pm GMT) and you can watch it in a variety of ways – but one of the most fun is to watch it on a large screen with friends inworld!

There are screens available at The Crescent Theater in Seraph City, the Designing Worlds studio in Garden of Dreams and the Prim Perfect Head Offices in the Seychelles. (The crew tend to head for Seraph City).

In this episode, No More Angels, Millie has been kidnapped by emissaries of Babbage – Mr Biggins’ home city – and a place he is very reluctant to return to.

A determined Harland Quinn

A determined Harland Quinn

Quinn is determined to rescue his young friend – but what dangers lie ahead? What price is he asking his companions to pay?

If you can’t make it inworld, then it will be available on the web at Treet.TV Blackened Mirror Channel, on The Blackened Mirror channel at Aview TV, on The Blackened Mirror YouTube Channel and, of course, on the front page of The Blackened Mirror website.

It will also be on our Facebook page, where our “likes” are steadily growing! Have you “liked” us there yet?

What dangers are they hiding from? Watch - and find out!

What dangers are they hiding from? Watch – and find out!

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Quinn and Alais face danger in New Babbage

Quinn and Alais face danger in New Babbage

Millie has been kidnapped by people from Babbage – Mr Biggins’ home city – and a place he is very reluctant to return to.

Quinn is determined to rescue his young friend – but what dangers lie ahead? What price is he asking his companions to pay?

Episode 2.5 – No More Angels – comes out on Sunday 2nd February at 2pm PST / 10pm GMT.

But in the mean-time – here’s a jigsaw!

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Facing Danger in New Babbage

And if you missed Episode 4, you can catch up now!

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Join us today at 12 noon for the Prim Perfect Talk with Debs Regent of London inSL, and at 2pm with Myrtil Igaly and Jimmy Branagh of New Babbage in the beautiful Prim Perfect Pavilion, designed by Eliza Wierwight of Patron, on Christmas Expo Wonder.

London inSL

London inSL

At 12 noon pm, Saffia will be talking to Debs Regent who set up the first virtual London in Second Life, and who will talk about how real can the virtual be.

rchins of New Babbage

rchins of New Babbage

At 2pm she will be talking to Myrtil Igaly and Jimmy Branagh, two of the leading Urchins of New Babbage, about their lives as orphan waifs on the streets of the smokiest of steampunk cities.

And we also have a full schedule of our talks over the whole of the Christmas Expo.

Date Time Topic / Interviewee Store or Business
Thurs, 5th Dec 5pm Cain Maven and Kaerri Rae Maven Homes, Quantum Luxury Homes and Kaerri
Fri, 6th Dec 5pm Elle Kirshner Second Spaces
Sat, 7th Dec 3pm Draxtor Despres & Jo Yardley The Drax Files, The Drax Files Podcasts and 1920s Berlin
Sat, 7th Dec 5pm Cracked Mirror Cracked Mirror
Sun, 8th Dec 12 noon Auryn Beorn Black Tulip
Sun, 8th Dec 5pm Callie Cline KittyCatS! and caLLie cLine
Mon, 9th Dec 12 noon Froukje Hoorenbeeke and Colleen Desmoulins Dutchie and The Loft
Mon, 9th Dec 5pm Sensuous Maximus Builders’ Brewery
Tues, 10th Dec 12 noon Debs Regent SL London
Tues, 10th Dec 2pm Jimmy Branagh and Myrtil Igaly Urchins of Babbage
Wed, 11th Dec 2pm Events of Second Life: Cracked Mirror and Isla Gealach FaMeshed, Liaison Collaborative & The Neighborhood
Thurs, 12th Dec 2pm Events of Second Life: Mikel Monk and Nikki Mathieson The MENs Department, RFL and Home and Garden Expo
Thurs, 12th Dec 5pm DeAnn Dufaux Park Place
Fri, 13th Dec 12 noon Isla Gealach Cheeky Pea
Fri, 13th Dec 2pm Ladies of Mesh: Paige Raven, Charlotte Bartlett,
Cracked Mirror & more
Cozy Himes, Scarlet Creative, Cracked Mirror & more
Fri, 13th Dec 5pm Ladies of Mesh: TBA
Sat, 14th Dec 2pm Bad Boys of Mesh: Cain Maven, Loz Hyde, Maxwell Graf,
Agustkov, Roscko Cobalt
Maven Homes & Quantum Luxury Home, MESHWORX, Rustica,
Remarkable Oblivion, Seven Emporium

In addition – have you voted for the Avie Choice Awards? Prim Perfect, Designing Worlds and Happy Hunting have all been nominated – as well as events we have played a part in organising such as Second Life’s Tenth Birthday, One Billion Rising and the Home and Garden Expo … as well as many, many friends across Second Life.

So do go and vote for your favourites!

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A Winter Journey to New Babbage!

A Winter Journey to New Babbage!

And what can possibly go wrong with that?

Well, quite a lot – as Saffia and Elrik discover when Mr Merlin takes tea with a certain Dr Jekyll …

But not to worry, for Miss Widdershins and Mr Mornington are on the trail with the aid of a trusty (if somewhat reluctant) Mr Biggins*.

But all is not quite what it appears …

The aftermath of tea with Dr Jekyll

The aftermath of tea with Dr Jekyll

Join us at 2pm SLT today, Monday 8th December, for Designing Worlds at our studio in Garden of Dreams as we celebrate the festive season with a special holiday edition of the show set in New Babbage.

And amongst the cast are Mr Mornington, Mr Biggins, Dr Jekyll and sundry inhabitants of New Babbage – as well as the amazing horses and drivers from the Heart Stables (with thanks to Miss H0neyheart).

On the trail in New Babbage!

On the trail in New Babbage!

So … do join us at 2pm for a very special Christmas episode!

Or – if you can’t attend in person – tune in to the web at 2pm SLT on Monday for a special showing on Aview TV – or catch it later in the week on our shows page on the Treet.tv web site at http://treet.tv/shows/designingworlds – or on the Designing Worlds blog – our very own version of the iPlayer!

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* This is believed to be Mr Jebediah Biggins as his brother Odadiah has got himself mixed up with some very strange types, currently to be seen in the series The Blackened Mirror!

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Now available on the web – our seasonal New Babbage show!

There’s a coal shortage in snow-covered New Babbage, as Saffia and Elrik pay one of their periodic visits to the steampunk city. But they’re just visiting some of the libraries there … what could possibly go wong?

An unexpected encounter in New Babbage

An unexpected encounter in New Babbage

Before long, Saffia and Elrik, aided by the Assistant Maceholder Victor Mornington and Librarian Bookworm Heinrichs – accompanied, of course, by a hapless Mr Biggins – are dragged into an adventure involving stolen books, seasonal curses and a highly dangerous book, fit to be mentioned in the same breath as the Necronomicon and the Book of Al Azarine …

Uncle Tingly's Christmas Tales for New Babbage Young 'Uns, secure in its case

Uncle Tingly’s Christmas Tales for New Babbage Young ‘Uns, secure in its case

Uncle Tingly book designed and created by Edward Pearse
Bells, Bookstand (and chains) designed and created by Beq Janus

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Join us at 2pm SLT today, Monday 10th December, for the new episode of Designing Worlds at our studio in Garden of Dreams when we’ll be taking a seasonal trip to New Babbage. A rather chilly one too, if all the reports we’ve heard about the coal shortage are true!

New Babbage in the Snow, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

New Babbage in the Snow, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Now, our trips to that industrial steampunk city have not been entirely without incident in the past – what with murders, dangerous dark mermaids, mendacious Santas and purloined diamonds … to say nothing of Elrik being mistaken for Sherlock Holmes, or that time we discovered the dark secrets under the lost Asylum …

But really, we’re visiting libraries this time! What could possibly go wrong?

Although we might wonder why it’s necessary to keep a certain children’s book chained up in a locked desk …

Uncle Tingly's Vfristmas Tales for New Babbage Young 'Uns, secure in its case

Uncle Tingly’s Christmas Tales for New Babbage Young ‘Uns, secure in its case

So join us, at 2pm today, to unlock the true terror of Uncle Tingly’s Christmas Tales for New Babbage Young ‘Uns … if you dare.

Or – if you can’t attend in person – tune in at 2pm SLT on Monday for the live show on http://treet.tv/live – where you can now chat with other audience members and even some of the participants during the show – or catch it later in the week on our shows page on the Treet.tv web site at http://treet.tv/shows/designingworlds – our very own version of the iPlayer!

Uncle Tingly book designed and created by Edward Pearse
Bookstand (and chains) designed and created by Beq Janus

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New Babbage in Winter

New Babbage in Winter

Today’s jigsaw is a wintery vista of the industrial steampunk city of New Babbage under a dark sky, captured by Wildstar Beaumont.  Too dark and cold for even the urchins to be abroad, New Babbage is shivering in the grip of a severe coal shortage.

Fortunately (fortunately?) Miss Widdershins and Mr Merlin are on the way …

That’s right, today is the broadcast of Designing Worlds’ Christmas trip to New Babbage … what could possibly go wrong?

Let’s do a jigsaw – full details of the show will be coming shortly.

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New Babbage in winter, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

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Catch up with your Prim Perfect jigsaws (showing images of Second Life and other virtual worlds).

If you’d like to submit a photo of your own to feature as a jigsaw, send it to the Prim Perfect Flickr Group. It should be sized 800w x 600h, or else it will need to be re-sized.

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Troy Vogel's Build at Relay for Life

Troy Vogel’s Build at Relay for Life

Join us at 2pm SLT today, Monday 17th September, for the opening show in the new season of Designing Worlds at our studio in Garden of Dreams as we take a look at some of the most amazing builds to appear on the grid this year.

We’ll be looking at some of the stunning creations for this year’s Relay for Life, created especially for the Relay weekend back in July.

They Keep Good Time in New Babbage: Inside the Clock Tower

They Keep Good Time in New Babbage: Inside the Clock Tower

We’ll be talking to Troy Vogel, winner of the Designer Sim Award, and to Brandon Pappentas, who created the remarkable Babbage Clock. We’ll be visiting the special locations for the Survivors and Caregivers (created by Barnesworth Anubis) and the very striking Mentors Camp – and talking with some of the people behind these. And we’ll be seeing an extract from the gorgeous performance by the Chiang High Trinity Sisters.

And we’ll be featuring (as this article does) the awesome photography of Beq Janus, Judith Lefevre, PJ Trenton and Wildstar Beaumont!

ChangHigh Trinity Sisters at RFL with Cypress Rosewood

ChangHigh Trinity Sisters at RFL with Cypress Rosewood

In short,. we’ll be starting our new season with a really spectacular show – so do come and join us at 2pm!

Or – if you can’t attend in person – tune in at 2pm SLT on Monday for the live show on http://treet.tv/live – where you can now chat with other audience members and even some of the participants during the show – or catch it later in the week on our shows page on the Treet.tv web site at http://treet.tv/shows/designingworlds – our very own version of the iPlayer!

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Festival-long Events:
-Festival Merchandise Cart: An open air market cart at the Port Babbage docks filled with festival themed wares, food and games for festival goers to take and purchase.
-Air Kraken Exhibit: An exciting and intriguing natural history exhibit by Kimika Ying focusing on air kraken at Melnik Air Park behind Portside Books in Port Babbage.
-Air Kraken Target Practice: Located on the docks of Port Babbage. Come safely test your shooting skills against the miniature-airship towed air kraken drones.
-Iron Bay Chef: We know that New Babbage has its share of mad scientists cooking away in their labs, but what are they cooking in their kitchens? Get ready for a special event that promises to reveal who is hungry for power and who is just hungry!
Start digging through your recipe books, Babbagers, for that extra tasty dish. You know the one – just the thought of it makes your mouth water, but it is probably only considered edible in our part of the world. The catch is this: it must incorporate a secret ingredient, to be revealed below.
Submit your recipes to Blackberry Harvey and Junie Ginsburg inword by notecard so they can prepare your dish in their test kitchens and then confer about the results. After all recipes have been prepared, all dishes have been tasted (by some lucky volunteers) and critiques have been written, these judges will determine WHO WILL BE OUR NEXT IRON BAY CHEF!
Your secret ingredient is… AIR KRAKEN!
This event will be executed as part of the Second Annual Air Kraken Festival, running from August 11 through the 25th. Submit your recipe by noon on the 24th so that winners can be announced during the festival closing event. (We cook very quickly.)
Ready? Get crackin’!
The winning dishes will go on the menus at The Cocoajava and The Gangplank.
(PRIZES: L$1000, L$750, L$500)
-SuperVillain Try Outs: Now is the time for those of you with a maniacal laugh, tyrannical motives and an aptitude for making minions to step into the spotlight. The contest is going to be held entirely on the BAR
( http://cityofnewbabbage.com/reader/ ).
There will be three posts/events for hopefuls to compete in:
1-Monologuing: Take this opportunity to toot your own horn. Tell us what makes you deserve the SuperVillain title. What are your plans for taking over? Why should we all bow and accept your greatness?
2-Fashion Show: Presentation is key. Show others who is in charge by how you dress. Submit at least one picture of your attire, accessories, and any other finery you wish to use to display your power. (Maximum number of pictures per participant is three.)
3-How to Get One’s Way (Dealing with Hecklers/Bribery): There will be hecklers in the life of a SuperVillain. There will also be all of the weak-minded fools who you will bend to your will through bribery (possibly the contest judges, one may never know). Explain in detail how you intend to inspire the masses and deal with naysayers (including your competition).
There will likely be cash prizes involved, but the grand prize is the title of this year’s SuperVillain! Mwahahahaha! *cough*
-Black Ink and Bold Tales Writing Contest: At the core of each Air Kraken is a well of deepest blackest ink. Pick up your quill, dip into the source and pen your poem or tale of adventure. All creative writings about these legendary beasts of the skies are welcome.
No minimum word-count, but please, no longer than 1,500 words. Submissions will be accepted the entire two weeks of the Air Kraken Festival, either by notecard to Ceejay Writer, or email to ceejay@cocoajava.com. After the festival, a panel of judges will choose the winners in these categories: Truly Terrifying Tale (horror), You’re Kraken Me Up (humor), Surprise from the Skies (cleverest) and Misunderstood Monsters (Pro-Kraken viewpoints), as well as one overall winner, the Tantamount Tall Tentacle Tale.
Plans are afoot to publish all entries in some form of anthology for everyone’s enjoyment afterwards. Submission of your entry shall indicate your agreement to this project.
One Time Events:
-H.G. Wells/ Air Kraken Festival Opening Party: Please join us Saturday, August 11th 6:30-9:00pm SLT at The Gangplank as we celebrate the opening of the 2nd Annual Air Kraken Festival, in honor of H.G. Wells. All attire is welcome, but please feel free to break out your air kraken hunting gear or best Wellsian finery! Victor Mornington will be our DJ.
-Closing Party: Come celebrate the close of the festival on Saturday, August 25th at 7-9pm SLT on the roof of Portside Books in Port Babbage. Dress in your best air pirate/air kraken fighting attire/festival attire. Dance, drink and be merry as Blackberry Harvey spins tunes.
-Please contact Sky Melnik if you have any questions or ideas concerning the festival.

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