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Designing Worlds Special - Murder in the Muirsheen Durkin

Designing Worlds Special – Murder in the Muirsheen Durkin

The latest episode of Designing Worlds, as we become involved in solving a Murder in the Muirsheen Durkin (a special episode set in New Babbage) is now on the web!

And, usually, it’s available in two formats – colour and monochrome.

DW357 – Murder at the Muirsheen Durkin from Richard Elen on Vimeo.

We showed both to our initial audience back at the beginning of the year – and they were generally in favour of the special black and white edition … but there were some people who voted for the rich colour.

What do you think? Take a look – and share your views below the line!

THE PLOT

The Muisheen Durkin is, of course, the restuarant/bar in Brunel Hall, the large hotel thatis part of the business empire of Mr Victor Mornington, the Assistant Maceholder of New Babbage. So when his temporary Christmas barman, Mr Biggins, discovers a murder victim … then they are duty bound to hand over the prime suspect to Miss Bookworm Heinrichs, the head of the Militia.

But has Mr Mornington’s pet rabbit Thumper turned vorpal? Or is there another explanation? Can Miss Widdershins and Mr Merlin help to solve the mystery, or will they just complicate things further? Fortunately, there’s a formidable forensics expert they can turn to …

DW357A – Murder at the Muirsheen Durkin – special monochrome version from Richard Elen on Vimeo.

 

THE PLAYERS

Miss Bookworm Heinrichs, Head of the New Babbage Militia – Bookworm Heinrichs
Mr Victor Mornington, Assistant Maceholder of New Babbage – Victor1st Mornington
Mr Biggins -Logan Ellsmere
Mr Pecksniff – Lasairfion Silverstar
Miss Widdershins – Saffia Widdershins
Mr Merlin – Elrik Merlin
Mr Tim – Alpha Actor
Dr Avariel Falcon, Forensic Specialist – Avariel Falcon
Thumper – Himself

With thanks to Mavromichaeli Szondi and the Citizens of New Babbage

Written by Saffia Widdershins
Machinimatography & Editiing by Elrik Merlin & Saffia Widdershins
Produced by Saffia Widdershins
Directed by Aisling Sinclair

Title Music by Unique Tracks
Incidental Music by Audioblocks

MURDER AT THE MUIRSHEEN DIRKIN was a DESIGNING WORLDS production
Copyright MMXVII

And if you’re wondering where we are … we’re working on a very special season to celebrate our tenth anniversary! More news coming soon!

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One Billion Rising in Second Life, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

One Billion Rising in Second Life 2017, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

For the fifth year, on February 14, 2017, men and women in Second Life will join activists, writers, thinkers, celebrities, and people across the world to Rise, Resist and Unite as a show of unity, individual strength, and the need for change.

One Billion Rising first began in 2013 with the fierce struggle against sexual and physical violence – taking on the advocacy against rape, battery, incest, female genital mutilation and sex trafficking that V-Day campaigns over 18 years have been at the forefront of. Over the last five years, as One Billion Rising has grown and the local campaigns deepened, it has also brought in economic violence and the violence of poverty, racial violence, gender violence, violence caused by corruption, occupation and aggression, violence caused by environmental disasters, climate change and environmental plunder, violence impacting women in the context of state sponsored wars, militarization, and the worsening internal and international displacement of millions of people, and violence created by corporate greed, among so many others.

RISE! RESIST! UNITE!

This year, One Billion Rising Revolution is giving sharper focus and visibility to the exploitation of women, and to harnessing even stronger global solidarity to demand an end to violence in all forms.

The Second Life event will feature a four-region stage where 200 people can come together to dance, surrounded by an area of art installations, an arena for poetry and dramatic productions, and informational exhibits. A variety of performers will play over the 24-hour period and poetry and dramatic events will be held at different times, enabling people all over the world to attend this virtual event no matter their timezone. The regions will have a General maturity rating to allow all residents an opportunity to participate. Pictures are welcome on the event’s Flickr group.

One Billion Rising in Second Life, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

One Billion Rising in Second Life 2017, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

If you would like to volunteer to support the event, go here to find out how you can join in.

If you would like to report on the event as a member of the press, go here.

The objective of the event is to raise awareness, not to raise funds; however, information about real-world organisations will be available for those wishing to donate.

We will be announcing the sponsors for One Billion Rising shortly. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, go here (please note, as we are not a fundraising event, we have a limited number of sponsorship spaces to cover costs of the 4 regions used for the 24 hours of music, dance, poetry, literature, art installations and shows).

One Billion Rising in Second Life, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

One Billion Rising in Second Life 2017, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Additional links:
Our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/One-Billion-Rising/493344827375934
Our Second Life Group: One Billion Rising
Our Twitter Stream: https://twitter.com/OBRinSL
Our Flickr Group: http://www.flickr.com/groups/2169739@N23/
Main One Billion Rising page: www.onebillionrising.org/

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Octoberville, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Octoberville, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Many of you may remember that for our Halloween show this year, we featured Octoberville, created and run by Master Kaos and Cherub Spectre, a couple in real life as well as Second Life. For years they have been the heart and soul of Octoberville in Second Life, nurturing and gathering a community around the joyous celebration of Halloween each year.

Very recently, MK & Cherub lost their home and possessions in a devastating fire – this after weeks and weeks of Cherub struggling with health issues. Everyone got out of the fire all right, but they need help to rebuild their lives.

If you can, please consider contributing to this GoFundMe campaign to help them begin to get back on their feet again: https://www.gofundme.com/sandershomefamilyfire

(And many thanks to Caledonia Skytower who has supplied information and verified this campaign)

If you’d like to learn more about the fantastic work they have done in Second Life, watch the show on Octoberville:

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Designing Worlds Special - Murder in the Muirsheen Durkin

Designing Worlds Special – Murder in the Muirsheen Durkin

Join us at 2pm SLT today, Monday 1st January, for a special episode of Designing Worlds at our studio in Garden of Dreams in Second Life, as we become involved in solving a Murder in the Muirsheen Durkin – a special episode set in New Babbage!

The Muisheen Durkin is, of course, the restuarant/bar in Brunel Hall, the large hotel thatis part of the business empire of Mr Victor Mornington, the Assistant Maceholder of New Babbage. So when his temporary Christmas barman, Mr Biggins, discovers a murder victim … then they are duty bound to hand over the prime suspect to Miss Bookworm Heinrichs, the head of the Militia.

But has Mr Mornington’s pet rabbit Thumper turned vorpal? Or is there another explanation? Can Miss Widdershins and Mr Merlin help to solve the mystery, or will they just complicate things further?  Fortunately, there’s a formidable forensics expert they can turn to …

So do come and join us for our seasonal special at 2pm SLT.

Or – if you can’t attend in person – tune in to the web at 2pm SLT on Monday for a showing on SLartist – or catch it later in the week on the SLArtist.com channel, the Aview TV Designing Worlds channel – or on the Designing Worlds blog.

 

 

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