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Sanctuary, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Sanctuary, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

In the first episode of our new season, we discover a fascinating desert location,the setting for Sanctuary, a very successful roleplay community that has been running for eleven years.

The show goes live on Monday 11th February at 2pm SLT on the Designing Worlds Vimeo channel and on the Designing Worlds channel at SLArtist – and you can join the special Watch Party (also at 2pm SLT) in our studio on Garden of Dreams.

Sanctuary, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Sanctuary, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

We talk to some of the people behind the roleplay, Stevie Basevi, Belial Darwinian, Ŝĥαďє χ Rαιη (assisted by Tanith Rosenbaum) as we explore the streets and marketplaces – and learn all about the beautiful immersive world of Sanctuary. There are humans and demons and a rich backstory that has been in progress for eleven years.

Sanctuary, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Sanctuary, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

There’s also an amazing HUD system in place too, that allows people to fight, craft, farm and generally immerse themselves in a whole rich way of life. And don’t miss Elrik exploring the terrors of the underworld!

Join our Watch Party for a fun time, or watch it on the web!

Sanctuary, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Sanctuary, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Visit Sanctuary for yourself!
Start at the information centre in the sky: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Sanctuary/205/158/506

Sanctuary, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Sanctuary, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

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Designing Worlds Christmas Special

Designing Worlds Christmas Special

The Designing Worlds Christmas Special – the Plot to Steal Steam Santa – goes live today, Monday 24th December at 2pm SLT on the Designing Worlds Vimeo channel and on the Designing Worlds channel at SLArtist – and you can join the special Watch Party (also at 2pm SLT) in our studio on Garden of Dreams.

And here’s a trailer …

Miss Widdershins and Mr Merlin are visiting the steampunk city of New Babbage to learn all about the Urchins’ Christmas Ball, where Steam Santa will give presents to the Urchins, while the Boiler Elf adjudicates between those who have been good and bad.

Or at least, that is the plan …

But when Steam Santa disappears, Miss Widdershins and Mr Merlin find themselves caught up in a nefarious plot which they must resolve with the aid of Mr Mornington, the Assistant Maceholder of New Babbage, Miss Heinrichs, the Captain of the New Babbage Militia and, of course, the redoubtable (and hapless) Mr Biggins.

To say nothing of New Babbage’s leading forensic scientist, an expert in tracking and a crowd of urchins …

Join our Watch Party for a fun time, or watch it on the web!

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Credits

The Players:
Miss Saffia Widdershins
Mr Elrik Merlin
Miss Bookworm Heinrichs
Mr Victor Mornington
Mr Jedediah Biggins
The Boiler Elf
Miss Avariel Falcon
Miss Beryl Strifeclaw
Steam Santa

And the Urchins:
Tepic Harlequin
Jimmy Branagh
Candance
Aoife Lorefield
Lisa Fargazer
Robert
Leon
Wisp
Taylor Muggins
KrystalKid Nightfire

Written by: Miss Bookworm Heinrichs and Miss Saffia Widdershins
Videography by Mr Elrik Merlin and Miss Saffia Widdershins
Edited by Mr Elrik Merlin
Title Music by Associated Production Music
Incidental Music by Audioblocks
Executive Producer: Miss Saffia Widdershins
Directed by Miss Aisling Sinclair

Special thanks to:
Mr Mosseveno Tenk, Mr Mavromichali Szondi, Miss Honey Heart, Mr Terra Volitant and His Grace the Duke of Argylle & Earl of Primbroke, Mr Edward Pearse
And the Citizens (and Urchins) of New Babbage

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This is the last episode in our current season. Designing Worlds will return in the New Year. Until then, we wish you all the Compliments of the Season!

Designing Worlds Christmas Card 2018

Designing Worlds Christmas Card 2018

 

 

 

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StoryBrooke Garden, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

StoryBrooke Garden, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

In this episode, brought to you from a special studio constructed for us by Eliza Weirwight of Patron, we take a look at some outstanding winter locations in Second Life.

The show goes live on Monday 10th December at 2pm SLT on the Designing Worlds Vimeo channel and on the Designing Worlds channel at SLArtist – and you can join the special Watch Party (also at 2pm SLT) in our studio on Garden of Dreams.

Garden of Whimsy, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Garden of Whimsy, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

We talk to Eliza herself and look at some of her special seasonal products; we talk to Kess Viiperi about her winter landscaping vlogging (as she demonstrated how to create a wonderful wintry landscape of your own); and we meet up with Tymus Tenk of Calas Galadhon and take a detailed tour of their winter regions. You’ll be amazed at the changes since our last show there, when we visited for Halloween!

Rosehaven, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Rosehaven, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

We also look at Linden Lab’s own Winter Wonderland experience and elsewhere, and cover further winter-themed locations in a seasonally stunning slideshow from Wildstar Beaumont.

Join our Watch Party for a fun time, or watch it on the web!

Soul2soul River, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Soul2soul River, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Visit some of the places on the show!
The Linden Winter Wonderland: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Winter%20Wonderland%202/157/7/21
Patron: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Patron/84/148/26
Winter’s Hollow, Auron: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Auron/19/239/23
Let It Snow! http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Authors%20Point/194/117/34
Hollyee, Starlight Shores: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Starlight%20Shores/77/154/25
Christmas at Calas Galadhon: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/ERIADOR/20/150/25

And if you want more, we recommend this link! https://www.flickr.com/groups/3952574@N24/discuss/72157702345327061/

Christmas Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Christmas Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

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SLCS -inside the new stadium, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

SLCS -inside the new stadium, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

In this episode of Designing Worlds, we pay a visit to the Second Life Cheerleading Squad on Cheertopia – and learn about how they have created a powerful, generous and fun community!

The show goes live on Monday 3rd December at 2pm SLT on the Designing Worlds Vimeo channel and on the Designing Worlds channel at SLArtist – and you can join the special Watch Party (also at 2pm SLT) in our studio on Garden of Dreams.

SLCS - the new stadium, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

SLCS – the new stadium, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Our guide is Brandi Darkwatch, who is a Senior Co-Captain of the Cheerleaders, and she tells us about the amazing Cheerleading community, their training sessions and their work for charities including Cake Against Cancer and, above all, for Relay for Life.

We learn about not just the main Cheerleading Squad, but also their younger cohort, the Comets (for teenagers) and the adorable youngest group – the Spitfires, who we’ll see perform.

SLCS - On the field of the new stadium, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

SLCS – On the field of the new stadium, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

We explore the current stadium, and see some routines performed in the new stadium. And Saffia undergoes some cheerleader training with the aid of experienced trainer Aɗɗιѕση Aηη Sαηɗ!

Join our Watch Party for a fun time, or watch it on the web!

SLCS - an area to relax at the new stadium, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

SLCS – an area to relax at the new stadium, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Find out more about the SLCS!
Website: http://www.slcheerleadingsquad.com/
Main entrance: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Cheertopia/149/184/369
New stadium: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Cheertopia/120/129/1501

SLCS -supporting RFL at the current stadium, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

SLCS -supporting RFL at the current stadium, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

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The Majesterium, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The Majesterium, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

In this episode we return to one of the most beautiful regions in Second Life, the home of His Majesty Brick Masters. And you can judge its beauties for yourself when the show goes live on Monday 26th November at 2pm SLT on the Designing Worlds Vimeo channel and on the Designing Worlds channel at SLArtist – and you can join the special viewing party (also at 2pm SLT) in our studio on Garden of Dreams.

The Majesterium, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The Majesterium, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

We visited the estate a little while ago, but since then His Majesty has totally overhauled this and has had a fantastic new mansion built for him by the renowned Second Life architect Patch Thibaud – and the result is spectacular!

Not only is the building is a fine example of virtual world architecture and design at its best, but the interiors form a beautiful synergy with the architecture, building to a holistic design triumph – which is also a beautiful home.

The Majesterium, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The Majesterium, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Saffia’s tip – make sure you don’t miss the ceilings!

His Majesty welcomes visitors – you’ll find the gates of his Estate here.
and at the pier, the gondola will be waiting to carry you across to the island, if you want to arrive in style (and who doesn’t?) Certain areas of the house are private. The are roped off and marked – please respect this.

The Majesterium, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The Majesterium, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

And there’s something else not to be missed – hiding away in the sky above the house is an amazing funfair with a great many attractions!

It all makes for a fascinating show – make sure you don’t miss it. And, if you can, join the special viewing party (also at 2pm SLT) in our studio on Garden of Dreams.

 

The Majesterium, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The Majesterium, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Once or twice a year, at various charity events, we auction Designing Worlds shows to raise money for the charity in question, and this year, His Majesty was one of the winners of the auction at Fantasy Faire – and this is his very special show. Two more will be coming next season.

The Majesterium, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The Majesterium, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

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The 1st World War Digital Poetry Archive at Frideswide

The 1st World War Digital Poetry Archive at Frideswide

November 11th marked the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Armistice that brought the First World War to an end. Signed at the eleven hour of the eleventh day, the Armistice silenced the guns that had killed so many over the four years of the War. On November 11th, 2018, Designing Worlds released a special short film to mark the occasion at 11.10am UK time. This film is still available.

Please join us at our usual showtime of 2pm SLT on Monday 12th November, when we will be hosting a showing of the film Remembrance: 1918-2018 in the Designing Worlds studio on Garden of Dreams, followed by the show we made for the opening of the 1st World War Digital Poetry Archive at Frideswide in 2009.

The exhibition simulates aspects of life in the trenches on the Western Front during the 1914-1918 war and presents work by the “War Poets” of the period. As visitors explore the simulation, they can listen to the voices of veterans recounting their experiences of the war, view original film footage and photographs from the time, and learn about life on the Western Front, encountering some of the most powerful poetry in English literature by seeing the original manuscripts, and turning the pages of the poets’ war diaries and letters.

This is a combination of deeply moving films – don’t miss our special viewing party.

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 – or on the Prim Perfect or Designing Worlds blogs.

You can still visit the Archive in Second Life here (for the training camp) or here (for the Western Front). You can obtain a hud at the training camp to help you navigate around the region. It’s a moving and powerful recreation of the horrors of the Western Front – and we would strongly recommend people visit it.

You can also see the special film of the song that concludes the show – “Only Remembered”, recorded by leading British folk musicians Coope Boyes & Simpson providing the music in their unique and moving acapella style, as we view aspects of the unique exhibition by the University of Oxford’s First World War Poetry Digital Archive.

DW064A – Only Remembered (from Designing Worlds episode 64, The Western Front) from Richard Elen on Vimeo.

“Only Remembered” (Bonar/Sankey/Tams Voice Publishing) is used by permission and is taken from the album “Private Peaceful – The Concert” (No Masters NMCD24, nomasters.co.uk) by Coope Boyes & Simpson (coopeboyesandsimpson.co.uk) The song – originally a Horatius Bonar / Ira Sankey hymn from the 19th century, arranged by John Tams – also appears in the play “War Horse”, adapted by Nick Stafford from the book by Michael Morpurgo.

If you can’t attend in person – tune in to the web at 2pm SLT on Monday for a showing on Vimeo – or catch it later in the week on the SLArtist.com channel – or on the Prim Perfect or Designing Worlds blogs.

 

 

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Fireworks, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Fireworks, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Please to remember the Fifth of November with gunpowder, treason and plot.
I see no reason why gunpowder treason should ever be forgot!

So runs the rhyme that all British children grow up reciting … and the cause for every British November 5th being celebrated with bonfires, fireworks and the traditional burning of the guy!

Fireworks at Trikassi, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Fireworks at Trikassi, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Join us at 2pm SLT today, Monday 5th November for Designing Worlds at our studio in Garden of Dreams, for a special show all about fireworks.

In Part 1, Saffia and Elrik look at the history behind the Gunpowder Plot – and find some modern resonances in a tale of religious fanaticism and repression, as well as a triumph for (partial) democracy.

Then, in Part 2, the intrepid Toady Nakamura, co-janitor of the wonderful Grendel’s endeavours to teach Saffia to make a firework. Brave toad!

Fireworks at Relay for Life, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Fireworks at Relay for Life, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

And finally, in Part 3, we talk to the amazing Racer X Gullwing who shows us some of his amazing fireworks (in addition to telling us about the Giant Snail Races).

And after the show is over, we’ll be launching fireworks from the roof of the studio!

It all makes for an explosively amazing show, so do come and join us at 2pm!

Fireworks, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Fireworks, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

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 – or on the Prim Perfect or Designing Worlds blogs.

It seems that the screen glitch is fixed, so we will be able to watch inworld!

Fireworks, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Fireworks, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

You can visit Grendel’s at: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Avaria%20Tor/133/134/302
You can find out about Toady’s classes here on the Grendel’s website: https://grendelschildren.wordpress.com/author/toadynakamura/

You can visit the Giant Snails at: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Gullwing%20Coast%20Racers/128/133/2386
You can watch Giant Snail Races on their YouTube channel at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIzUNyz8RHrBc–NIXwEAEg or on SLArtist: https://www.slartist.com/user/RacerXGullwing/

 

 

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