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The Conservatory’s Winter Ball for January 2022 January 8, 2022 The Conservatory invites you to our Winter Ball on January 22nd, at 5pm SLT. Classical music evocative of the season played for you by Nick Gentleman. Dancing, mingling, and skating… (Continue reading...) Schpookyhaus build October 16, 2021 The geomancers who study the mysterious Babbage ley-lacks have divined that this would be an auspicious weekend for the fabled Bridge of Thighs to appear. I wouldn't believe a thing… (Continue reading...) New Babbage City Watch. What is it? July 15, 2021 One of the projects for this years Oiling Festival is the building of the City Watch HQ. But what is the City Watch? I have often thought, since Babbage has… (Continue reading...) Oiling Festival 2021 (Official) May 17, 2021 Oiling Festival is our version of Spring Cleaning. A time when we shut down the factories for maintenance and fix what needs fixing. All residents of the Steamlands are invited… (Continue reading...) Town Hall Transcript for May 15, 2021 May 15, 2021 Things that were talked about: Mr Tenk wondered what is going on with the recently placed sims near Mondrago. Oiling Festival Projects: Street Names, fresh photos for Destination Guide update,… (Continue reading...) OF2021 – Man the Monorail! May 10, 2021 Project #6 - NBTA Car on the Stora Canal Aerial Track Kimika built an elevated monorail for an underslung car which goes from the east side of Babbage canals to… (Continue reading...) OF2021 – Voom Electric Trust Windmill May 10, 2021 Project #5 - Fix the Windmill! The Windmill at the Voom Electric Trust fell victim to some joyriding airscooter hooligans some time back. Someone please go build a new set… (Continue reading...) OF2021 – Yule Goat Advent Calendar Gifts April 15, 2021 Project #4 - Feed the Yule Goat! This is an everybody project - We all like having an advent calendar in December, but it is always a last minute dash… (Continue reading...) OF2021 – City Watch HQ April 15, 2021 Project #3 - City Watch Yard http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Blackberry%20Fields/201/3/111 You may have noticed a big hole in the city wall by Ruthorford Square. That's where the City Watch does... whatever the City… (Continue reading...) OF2021 – City Photography April 15, 2021 Project #2 for this year's Oiling Festival will be to get the city listing(s) in the SL Destination Guide updated. The photo you will find there is very old and… (Continue reading...)
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Reply To: Schpookyhaus build October 17, 2021 The Bridge of Thighs was found by Strifeclaw and Mr Pearse, so they are granted the entire run of Lindt Lane for this year's Schpooky. Can they get it ready… (Continue reading...) Reply To: Oiling Festival 2021 (Official) September 25, 2021 The rundown of the top 3 for the DG Guide Image 3rd Place: Glaubrius Valeska with a dark foreboding image of the Port Babbage docks. 2nd Place: Mavromichali Szondi with… (Continue reading...) Reply To: Oiling Festival 2021 (Official) September 22, 2021 Thank you!! I will make the tools available for free to all Engineers as soon as RL gives me a moment. (Continue reading...) Reply To: Oiling Festival 2021 (Official) September 16, 2021 Beq Janus sweeps the category with a stunningly detailed set of hand tools that anyone would want on their bench. Because you do have a tool bench. Don't you? DON'T… (Continue reading...) Reply To: Oiling Festival 2021 (Official) September 16, 2021 Found another one by Sabet (who took very good advantage of the opportunity), very nicely done and even employed the salvage wagons in the design. (Continue reading...) Reply To: Oiling Festival 2021 (Official) September 9, 2021 No takers on this one, but I'm sure Ms Ginsburg would entertain your design offline, because you always get that great idea right after the deadline, right? (Continue reading...) Reply To: OF2021 – More Street Names September 7, 2021 Nicely done! (Continue reading...) Reply To: OF2021 – Man the Monorail! September 7, 2021 The monorail conundrum continues to be... a conundrum. But isn't part of having a monorail the whole doomed-from-the-startiness joy of the whole damned thing? This cannot end well. (Continue reading...) Reply To: Oiling Festival 2021 (Official) September 7, 2021 The Yule Goat stands in the corner of the Exhibit Hall, the bricks at its feet clean and barren. Were any gifties sent to Ms Aeon for this year's advent… (Continue reading...) Reply To: Oiling Festival 2021 (Official) September 7, 2021 (Continue reading...)
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A Lofty Workplace December 27, 2021 My new, comfy work-space held aloft by a patented SIMCo DeGravotin cell. (Continue reading...) Old Paperwork November 19, 2021 The metal on metal clang happened every second, echoing off the timbers. The old woman seemed to levitate like a mythical saint, arm wrapped around a rope, and a leg… (Continue reading...) October 1st 188∞ Part 1 of 4 October 10, 2021 The Murgam Asylum was quiet. It was not so quiet that there was implied danger lurking inside every dark corner. But silence had been alien to the facility since Canergak’s… (Continue reading...) So, Interested in a Good Book? September 27, 2021 The New Babbage Book Discussion Group has met on a regular basis for awhile, and we've amassed a list of science fiction, history, steampunk, children's literature - pretty much anything… (Continue reading...) Memento Resurgam February 10, 2021 It rained in Babbage in late fall. Not quite cold enough to snow. The smoke was at full blast on factories in the Square district, mixing with the raindrops just… (Continue reading...) Calling Steam Santa (Part 5 of 5) December 23, 2020 After supper, Mariah was allowed to stay up and open her gift bag at the kitchen table, while her parents watched. There was the now-traditional piece of coal, symbolic of… (Continue reading...) Calling Steam Santa (Part 4 of 5) December 22, 2020 The side of the steam sleigh folded out with a hiss of machinery, and other partitions shifted around, until two seats had been created - a large one for Steam… (Continue reading...) Calling Steam Santa (Part 3 of 5) December 21, 2020 She stepped out from her sheltered place, feeling the wind nip at her face as she kept her eyes outward, still scanning for any signs of Steam Santa, taking only… (Continue reading...) Calling Steam Santa (Part 2 of 5) December 20, 2020 Seven-year-old Mariah Lanfier had argued long and hard to convince her parents that she was old enough, and responsible enough, to participate in this year’s watch. Finally, though, she had… (Continue reading...) Calling Steam Santa (Part 1 of 5) December 19, 2020 ((Hey, all! This is the Christmas story that I meant to write for Tenk's call for Christmas stories last year, but didn't get going on it in time. This takes… (Continue reading...)
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