“You’re safe,” says Miss Alleyn to Harland Quinn, Private Investigator. But is that true? Quinn’s in for several shocks in Season 1, Episode 2 of The Blackened Mirror … He may just have to re-define his concept of the word “safe”.
Firstly, at 1pm SLT, we’ll be having another discussion with leading mesh designers,including Froukje Hoorenveeke, Cain Maven and Maxwell Graf,
There’s no Ekphrasis talk at 3pm today, but at 4pm Garnet Psaltery and Victor1st Mornington will be discussing steampunk – the phenomenon, the roleplaying and the regions … it’s bound to be a fascinating session – and a great one with which to end our auditorium talks!
Nan thinks that the dashing Ralph Montcalm is thinking altogether too much about that wicked female pirate captain that he met and fought back in the woods of Steelhead. A woman who had, we should remind ourselves, proved herself ruthless in kidnapping Nan and addicting poor Minnie to opium.
And Ralph … well, he thinks he’s thinking too much about the dashing female pirate too. But then there’s Nan …
One of the fun things of any large event like the Home and Garden Expo is discovering new and unexpected things. And so it was today. Wandering around the regions (mercifully, things have calmed down sufficiently that a walk at a European morning time is a pleasure and not a purgatory) I came across this lovely little … well, I would call it a kind of Folly. It’s a room for entertaining friends, set inside a lantern, and it’s rather fun.
It’s created by Steaming Ahead/Gothic Musing and is one of the sadly few steampunk elements at this year’s Home and Garden Expo. There are some rather fun balloons too – do check it out on Home Expo 8.
But only, of course, after you have tackled the jigsaw!
A Steampunk Folly from Steaming Ahead / Gothic Musing
Captured in Second Life, it features the adventures of a disparate group of explorers and their enemies as they embark of a desperate hunt for the mysterious Golden Prim. You can read more about it on the website – including the archive of back issues.
As well as the episode, each week there is an associated game, which will lead you to discover more about the story, or about the characters. Sometimes there are quizes, cryptograms or word searches. This week, the game is jigsaws.
There are three jigsaws to solve, and in each of them, a secret word is hidden. Solving that will help you to find the hidden information.
I think my first birthday in Caledon was the Second – I remember there were fireworks the length of the Firth (the great waterway that stretches from Caledon Mayfair to Caledon Sound) and one year I had a firework dislay on the roof of the Primgraph offices in Caledon Glengarry. The Primgraph’s glory days are sadly gone now, and it currently operates out of a shed in Caledon Penzance …