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Yes, it’s the time of year when Saffia and Elrik set out for an innocent visit to New Babbage and discover … what could possibly go wrong. Yes, it’s our Christmas Special – and it’s on the web for you to enjoy!

DW389 – Designing Worlds Christmas Special 2018 from Richard Elen on Vimeo.

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 …

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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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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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Calas Galadhon Maze, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Calas Galadhon Maze, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The latest episode of this season of Designing Worlds, as we visit some popular Halloween locations – and learn about a popular Halloween event, is now on the web!

DW380 – Halloween Places SL 2018 from Richard Elen on Vimeo.

Firstly we visit the Linden Portal Park, all decked out for Halloween, to take a look at the always popular Halloween ride created by Linden Lab. And Saffia met Vee Tammas, one of the 2018-2019 Team Diabetes Coordinators, to talk about their special Scare Me Silly event, running from 19th till 27th October.

Octoberville, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Octoberville, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Then it’s off to the fantastic Octoberville, which has a very special introduction this year, and loads of scary stuff to explore – and an amazing hunt to learn about.

And finally, we visit the beautiful and very scary Maze which is this year’s Halloween location at Calas Galadhon.

Calas Galadhon Maze, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Calas Galadhon Maze, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

To travel to the Linden Halloween Ride, visit the Linden Portal Park and find the right door!
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Portal%20Park%202/118/75/53

Octoberville, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Octoberville, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

To visit Octoberville, go to: https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Pixeltrix/188/7/3816
and visit their website to learn more: http://octoberville.com/

Calas Galadhon Maze, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Calas Galadhon Maze, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

To visit the Maze at Calas Galadhon, go to: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/ERIADOR/221/76/1
And visit their website to learn more: https://calasgaladhon.com/
https://calasgaladhon.com/maze-2018-calas-halloween-sims/

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Scare me Silly!

The 3rd Annual Scare Me Silly event returns in support of Team Diabetes of Second Life! This event is the first fundraising event for Team Diabetes of Second Life 2018 and features two hunts, live performers, dj’s, an art show, shopping, and lots of tricks and treats!

Team Diabetes of Second Life is an official and authorized team of The American Diabetes Association. The mission of Team Diabetes of Second Life is to raise awareness, tolerance, and funds for diabetes in the virtual world of Second Life. According to the World Health Organization (2016): 422 million adults in the world have diabetes and 1.5 million deaths are directly attributed to diabetes each year.

Scare Me Silly event

Scare Me Silly event

About The American Diabetes Association:
The American Diabetes Association’s mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. The American Diabetes Association leads the fight against the deadly consequences of diabetes and fights for those affected by diabetes by funding research to prevent, cure, and manage diabetes.

The American Diabetes Association delivers services to hundreds of communities and provides objective and credible information and resources about diabetes.

Free resources are available in English and Spanish at http://www.diabetes.org and 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2382).

For more information on Scare Me Silly and Team Diabetes, visit their website: https://www.teamdiabetessl.org/home and
https://www.teamdiabetessl.org/scare-me-silly

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Relay 2018 - RFL Victory, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Relay 2018 – RFL Victory, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The latest episode of this season of Designing Worlds – the first episode of our autumn/fall season, when we take a take a look back at the builds of the Relay for Life in Second Life weekend, the major event held in Second Life to raise funds in aid of the American Cancer Society – is now on the web!

DW378 – RFL Builds 2018 from Richard Elen on Vimeo.

We talk to Nuala Maracas, the Second Life Event Chair for 2018, Stingray Raymaker, the American Cancer Society representative in Second Life, Jenneh Thursday, the team captain of Meli’s Maniacs, who created a very popular campsite build, and Mac Pierce, who was a featured designer. We also stopped for a word with our fantastic photographer, Wildstar Beaumont, who talks about the Sail for Life event.

Relay 2018 - RFL Survivors Caregivers, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Relay 2018 – RFL Survivors Caregivers, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

And, of course, through our tours and Wildstar’s beautiful photographs, there’s a lot to see!

Relay 2018 - RFL Strength, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Relay 2018 – RFL Strength, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

 

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Ardessa, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Ardessa, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Join us at 2pm SLT today, Monday 23 July for Designing Worlds at our studio in Garden of Dreams in Second Life, for the final episode of our summer season, when we take a second look back to Fantasy Faire 2018, the leading mega-event held in Second Life to raise funds for Relay for Life of Second Life in aid of the American Cancer Society.

The Halls of Story, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The Halls of Story, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

This year, all the funds raised went to support the construction of a Hope Lodge in Nairobi, Kenya, allowing cancer sufferers coming to Kenyatta National Hospital for treatment to have somewhere to stay. We talk in detail with Zander Greene about the project and see some of the work that is being carried out there.

In addition, we talk to Aisling Sinclair about the fabulous Quest, and Elayne Diavolo about the One Team initiative. And we also visit some of the regions we didn’t see last time including Astrid’s Nematon, Ardessa, and Fairelands Junction!

Astrid's Nemeton, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Astrid’s Nemeton, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

It all makes for a stunning and beautiful show – so do join us 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 Prim Perfect or Designing Worlds blogs.

Fairelands Junction, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Fairelands Junction, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

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SL15B - DJ Stage South - The Cake, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

SL15B – DJ Stage South – The Cake, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The latest episode of this season of Designing Worlds – as we visit the amazing resident builds of the Second Life 15th Birthday Community Celebration – is now on the web!

DW376 – SL15B Part II from Richard Elen on Vimeo.

Last week we explored resident builds (you can see that show here) and this we focused on the public areas.

We tour the main stages, the Welcome Area, the Auditorium (where Saffia interviewed the Lindens – (you can see those on SL4Live TV – their SL15B playlist is here). We talk to ADudeNamed Anthony and Dawny Daviau about the auditorium, and to Marianne McCann about the Linden-created Tapestry of Time.

SL15B - Main Stage, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

SL15B – Main Stage, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

And, of course, as this was a special year, two much-loved locations – the Cornfield and Bear Island – made a welcome return!

SL15B - DJ Stage North, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

SL15B – DJ Stage North, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

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SL15B - the Cake and Main Stage, seen from the Cornfield, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

SL15B – the Cake and Main Stage, seen from the Cornfield, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Join us at 2pm SLT today, Monday 16 July for Designing Worlds at our studio in Garden of Dreams in Second Life, as we return to the Second Life 15th Birthday Community Celebration to explore the public builds.

We tour the main stages, the Welcome Area, the Auditorium (where Saffia interviewed the Lindens – (you can see those on SL4Live TV – their SL15B playlist is here). We talk to ADudeNamed Anthony and Dawny Daviau about the auditorium, and to Marianne McCann about the Linden-created Tapestry of Time.

And, of course, as this was a special year, two much-loved locations – the Cornfield and Bear Island – made a welcome return!

SL15B - DJ Stage South - The Cake, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

SL15B – DJ Stage South – The Cake, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

It’s another beautiful show so … do join us 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 Prim Perfect or Designing Worlds blogs.#

SL15B - Left Stage - Serpent, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

SL15B – Left Stage – Serpent, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

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