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Don’t miss the recent Designing Worlds show where we visit we visit the wonderful Freeport Township of Flotsam, feed the Kraken, encounter the Nautilus and Captain Nemo’s underwater observatory, contemplate a trip to the moon and a voyage to the centre of the earth – and undertake an amazing underwater journey – all courtesy of the fabulous creative Aley!

Aley has – under a variety of guises – been an amazing creator in Second Life for a great many years, and the Freeport Township of Flotsam is a brilliant example of her skill, her inventiveness and her sense of fun! It’s a floating town in Blake Diego, with strong overtones of Jules Verne – as we discovered whenwe visit Nemo’s Observatory, Saffia explores the Nautilus and Elrik takes a perilous journey to the centre of the earth!

The Freeport Township of Flotsam in Blake Diego photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The Freeport Township of Flotsam in Blake Diego photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

But there are other elements too which are wonderful to discover. Who can resist feeding the kraken (even if it takes a whale to satisfy his appetite), or dining yourself at one of the restaurants – McSushi, perhaps, with its dragon arches, or The White Whale (which serves excellent seafood)? Each building holds stories and surprises – some enchating, some alarming … what could have happened to the previous occupants of Stan’s Previously Owned Coffins?

The Freeport Township of Flotsam in Blake Diego photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The Freeport Township of Flotsam in Blake Diego photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

As we discovered on last week’s show, Aley has also been busy decorating the waters of Blake’s Deep and we conclude by taking an underwater tour that leads us to a fantastic underwater mer carnival (the tour continues without us – but we couldn’t resist stopping off here!).

Aley's Mer Arcade, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Aley’s Mer Arcade, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

All in all, this is a fantastic show – and most of the items we see are on the Marketplace at AleyMart – and all absolutely free.

You can see more of Aley’s works at the Second Life 11th Birthday Community Celebrations. One of these is in The Blackened Mirror exhibit. As part of an amazing demonstration of Rescene (you really must get over there and try it out!) we have re-created the mad scientist’s laboratory that appeared in Episode 1 of Season 2.

Nemo's Obervatory at The Freeport Township of Flotsam in Blake Diego photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Nemo’s Obervatory at The Freeport Township of Flotsam in Blake Diego photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

And there are two exhibits devoted to Aley’s work – the historical All Things Aley, SL11B Branch, which focuses on the history of her wonderful creations as Aradia Asylum (2006 – 2008) when she was such a great part of founding the “hobo ethos” of producing high quality free content, as Aley Ariai (2008-2010) , as Lora Lemon, and most recently as Aley (2011 – present), in addition to presenting material on the Boardman themed community which was created back in the beta era of Second Life – and still exists today! And then there’s the Arcadia Asylum – Living Library & Freebie Center, a wonderful display by a group of like-minded individuals, working to preserve and catalogue the works Aley in all her incarnations, and to make these items available to all for free.

Nemo's Obervatory at The Freeport Township of Flotsam in Blake Diego photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Nemo’s Obervatory at The Freeport Township of Flotsam in Blake Diego photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

 

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The Atelier - the newst of Kayle Matzerath's Dreamscenes, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The Atelier – the neewst of Kayle Matzerath’s Dreamscenes, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Join us today, Monday 17th March at 2pm at the Designing Worlds studio in Garden of Dreams for a special viewing party of today’s Designing Worlds show as we explore the beautiful Dreamscenes created by Kayle Matzerath.

The Asian Loft - tanother Dreamscene created by Kayle Matzerath, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The Asian Loft – another Dreamscene created by Kayle Matzerath, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Kayle has been creating his amazing Dreamscenes – a portable and expandable system of stunningly designed skyboxes – and landscapes for a number of years, and we have featured some of these as settings for shows – a Thanksgiving Dinner featured the Piano Bar and Dining Room, and the gorgeous library was used in The Blackened Mirror.

The Fest Theatre - another Dreamscene created by Kayle Matzerath, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The Fest Theatre – another Dreamscene created by Kayle Matzerath, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

We also look at Kayle’s stunning work for Fantasy Faire.

His ability to move with the times and incorporate new ideas and developments in the platform has led to his latest creation (which I wrote about earlier in the year) the Atelier. And there’s a special surprise to be glimpsed through the windows here for all steampunk fans!

The Atelier - the newest Dreamscene created by Kayle Matzerath, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The Atelier – the newest Dreamscene created by Kayle Matzerath, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Join us at 2pm as Kayle talks about his work and shows us some of his amazing creations. It’s a show you won’t want to miss!

The Roman Baths - another Dreamscene created by Kayle Matzerath, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The Roman Baths – another Dreamscene created by Kayle Matzerath, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Or – if you can’t attend in person – tune in to the web at 2pm SLT on Monday for a showing on Aview TV or on Treet – 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!

The Winter Cabin in the Woods - another Dreamscene created by Kayle Matzerath, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The Winter Cabin in the Woods – another Dreamscene created by Kayle Matzerath, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

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The last episode of this season, that is – for there will be a new series in the Fall!

Waiting to be interviewed

Waiting to be interviewed

Episode 2.6 of The Blackened Mirror goes live at 2pm PST / SLT today, Sunday 9th February (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, Decisions, on their mission to rescue Millie, the young Seraph City waitress, our heroic three find themselves prisoners in the steampunk city of New Babbage.

Biggins and Quinn in the prison wagon

Biggins and Quinn in the prison wagon

And Harland Quinn, Alais Alleyn and Mr Biggins also face decisions that will shape their Quest – and their futures!

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?

Can Quinn rescue Millie?

Can Quinn rescue Millie?

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Quinn discovers a secret

Quinn discovers a secret

Well, we always knew that Miss Alleyn had secrets, didn’t we? But even Quinn is surprised when one is revealed in the final episode of this season of The Blackened Mirror!

Prisoners in the steampunk city of New Babbage, Harland Quinn, Alais Alleyn and Mr Biggins also face decisions that will shape their Quest – and their futures!

Watch Episode 2.6 – Decisions today to find out! The episode will be going live at 2pm Pacific time (SLT) and 10pm GMT.

Click to Mix and Solve

Quinn learns a secret

You can see the show on the web on the Treet.TV Blackened Mirror Channel, on The Blackened Mirror channel at Aview TV, on The Blackened Mirror YouTube Channel – and it will be shown on today’s Metaverse Week in Review!

But first do the jigsaw!

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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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Hiding in New Babbage

Hiding in New Babbage

So what – or perhaps “who” has driven our heroes to hide out while looking for the missing Millie in New Babbage?

The answer may surprise you …

Watch Episode 2.5 – No More Angels today to find out! The episode will be going live at 2pm Pacific time (SLT) and 10pm GMT.

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Hiding in Babbage

You can see the show on the web on the Treet.TV Blackened Mirror Channel, on The Blackened Mirror channel at Aview TV, on The Blackened Mirror YouTube Channel.

But first do the jigsaw!

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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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