August 2, 2018 at 8:37 pm #9914
In the early days, the Oiling Festival was sort of a spring break thing. Building techniques have changed since then, inworld building isn’t really a ‘thing’ like it once was, and it just takes more time (and off-grid isolation) to build. Yes, we all miss those late nights bonding on the platforms while pushing a prim around once every 20 minutes… but… Progress.
Henceforth, Oiling Festival will be a long slow summer event. Festival opens Saturday August 4thwith the Baroque Ball. Building will cease on October 5th and judging will take place the weekend of Oct. 5-6, at which time it will be time to clean up, switch foliage and terrain to fall, and get out the punkins.
This year’s categories are——
August 2, 2018 at 8:44 pm #9915
1 – RALLY CARS.
Prims: don’t be a dick.
Yeah, we never had the bar crawl/road rally. Place your cars on the lawn in Moreaux Park (Pilgrim Hill) in Port Babbage. Cars do not have to be functional, but extra points if they are. Theme is relaxed to stretch to through the Art Deco movement. Your car should say something about you, alá Wacky Racers. If in doubt, remember this rule: We’re romantics. Contemporary is boring.
November 20, 2018 at 4:49 pm #10038
Tepic takes the purse for his Urchin Rally Car, made of planks, barrels, and some necessary hardware. Placard reads: “A non-working model of the infamous URC, powered by a sirling engine. It was banned from the City roads after the events of June Eighteen Ninety Four…”
November 20, 2018 at 5:08 pm #10042
August 2, 2018 at 8:55 pm #9916
2 – BUILD REPLACEMENT: AETHER SALON
Time has taken its toll on the Aether Salon and the scripts are no longer functional, and its builder sleeps amongst our honored dead. This will be the 3rd incarnation of the Aether Salon. The build straddles a sim line so that it can accommodate more avatars for special events. The lot is two 512 lots side by side, making one 1024 square lot (32×32) with a sidewalk easement. Prim allowance for the lot is 312 x 2. The lots do not share prims. What is physical in one sim is phantom in the other. Keep in mind that the Salon staff would like to have prims left over for furnishings and snacks.
Place builds (full scale) on designated lots on the special platform above the Engineer’s Platform Above The Fells. A mock-up of the street will be provided.
November 20, 2018 at 5:24 pm #10047
3 entries from Martien Pontecorvo, Edda Borrelly, and Artful Hammerer.
August 2, 2018 at 9:04 pm #9917
3 – HEAVY LIFTING EQUIPMENT
Sponsors: Wulfie Blitzen & Lady Sumoku
Prims: don’t be a dick. Iron Bay has a limited capacity.
As a port city of industry, we should be able to get stuff on an off a ship with something other than than porters, right? Build some lifting equipment on the special piers provided in Iron Bay. Barge mounted machinery is also groovy. Interpret “ships” as you will.
November 20, 2018 at 4:58 pm #10040
no takers this time. will cycle it back into the tickler file for another year.
August 2, 2018 at 9:10 pm #9918
4 – 2D PHOTOSHOP CHALLENGE: THE FAUNA
Animals. Critters. Wildlife. Livestock. Show us what we got. Rez photos on designated wall in the Exhibit Hall along with a descriptive placard. Also post on the designated forum so others can discuss their own encounters with our local beasties.
August 2, 2018 at 9:19 pm #9919
5 – 2D: GREAT MOMENTS IN HISTORY
This is the stealth storytelling category. Rez images on the designated wall in the Exhibit Hall in Wheatstone Waterways. You may include a descriptive placard. It does not have to created from an entirely in-world tableau: you can mash it up with or create entirely from other sources. Also post in the designated forum for the sake of posterity.
I shouldn’t have to say this, but… we’re not looking for real world history here. This is where you get to add to the Lore.
December 17, 2018 at 9:00 am #10063
Tepic takes all with the Privy Paper Shortage of autumn 18xx. Who could forget?
I will be using this category again.
August 2, 2018 at 9:22 pm #9921
Hey Cyan, are we going to be able to sub-replies here? That would be cleaner. A delete post would be nice too.
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August 2, 2018 at 9:28 pm #9923
6 – SMALL BUILD: SMOKE SHOP
Sponsor: The Gangplank
We need more pipes, but since you insisted on the pun, we need more of the other pipes too. What are we smoking, and how do we do it? Rez items on the designated tables in the Exhibit Hall in Wheatstone Waterways. Attachables are a plus. You may set items for sale.
August 2, 2018 at 9:33 pm #9924
7 – SMALL BUILD: WEATHER VANES
You can never have enough roof hardware in this town. Make some weather vanes. It’s ok if it is not scripted. You should also absolutely put them on Marketplace. There’s lots of Very Crappy Stuff on Marketplace. You are good enough.
Rez on designated tables in the Exhibit Hall in Wheatstone Waterways.
December 17, 2018 at 9:29 am #10065
Four builders stepped up to this one and might I say the entries are Fabulous. If you’re quick, you might still be able to grab one, and I do hope to see all of these listed on SL Marketplace. Yeah, it’s a pain to list, but you only have to do it once.
1- Artful Hammer for his very detailed scripted weather station at 14 impact
2 – Edda Borrelly for a whimsical nautical themed number at 11 impact
3 – Yelly Donut’s elegant cobalt glass model, with or without lightning, at 3 impact each.
HM – Joe Magarac (animats) for a classic kraken alpha-texture roof topper at 1 impact.
August 2, 2018 at 9:40 pm #9925
8 – SEWER & TUNNEL KITS
Look under the streets of our fair city and it’s like swiss cheese down there, and there are not enough good building kits with reasonable land impact to do everything we want to do. Guess we’ll have to provide for ourselves. Rez your demo sets on the special platform above the Engineers’ Platform Above The Fells. It’s okay to place a vendor box near by. And yes, you absolutely should put what you build for sale on Marketplace, because passive income is “verra nize.”
November 20, 2018 at 5:21 pm #10045
no takers this time.
August 2, 2018 at 9:44 pm #9926
9 – HOVELS
You’ve seen them.. though you pretend not to.. our wretched poor.. living on the streets, building their shelters where ever they think they won’t be noticed. Place your hovels in the back area of the Exhibit Hall in Wheatstone Waterways.
August 2, 2018 at 9:48 pm #9927
10 – PIPE KITS
There’s no denying the sheer sexiness of a jumble pipes. We need pipes. Under the streets. Above the streets. Between the buildings. through the buildings. Even those arty decorative hipster pipes. We just can’t have enough pipes.
Rez in designated area in the Exhibit Hall. You may also place a vendor. You should list on SL Marketplace.
November 20, 2018 at 9:16 pm #10048
no takers. back in the tickler file it goes for another year.
August 2, 2018 at 9:57 pm #9928
11A – ROOF STUFF
Who doesn’t love to stand on the roof in some broody anti-heroic posture… yeah yeah yeah. We know. So you must have seen a lot of stuff going on up therewhile you were at it, right? Hardware? Fans? Pigeon lofts? Really big guns? Something else? Rez it on the fake building near Center Cemetery in Babbage Square.
11B- BROODY ROOF POSE
Rez poseballs along the edge of the roof. You know you want to. Capes come extra.
November 20, 2018 at 4:39 pm #10037
One taker takes the entire purse: The Magnetic Lift Air Kraken Feeder by Solano Iron Works, bolts easily to the corner of any flat roof building, and the operating board is thoughtfully enclosed in a safety cage. Sheep sold separately.
Congratulations to Ms Violet Solano.
November 20, 2018 at 5:09 pm #10043
August 2, 2018 at 10:02 pm #9929
12 – FREESTANDING WALL & FENCE KITS
I have found these to be very useful things to have in the old inventory, and they help fill up those empty spaces after you place your build on the lot without burning a lot of prims. Cityscapes need to be kept tight.
Rez your kits on the designated area of the special platform above The Fells. You may also place a vendor, and do list on SL Marketplace too.
November 20, 2018 at 5:21 pm #10046
no takers on this one.
August 2, 2018 at 10:07 pm #9930
13 – SCULPTING CHALLENGE: UNSPEAKABLE ELDRITCH HORROR
Prims: don’t be a dick.
Did you know that August is Mythos Month in New Babbage? Well, it is! Rez your horrors at the bottom of Speculation Lake with the giant slug. Don’t wake the giant slug.
August 4, 2018 at 3:53 pm #9936
Quick list with landmarks:
1- Custom Rally Cars
2 – Aether Salon Rebuild
3- Cranes, Davitts, & Lifting Gear
5- Historical Tableaus 2D
8- Underground Build Kits
9- Hovels & Squats
10 – Pipe & Plumbing Kits
11- Things That Go On Roof Tops
12- Freestanding Wall & Fence Kits
13- Unspeakable Eldritch Horrors
September 10, 2018 at 9:12 am #10012
14 – ICE CRAWLER
The Ice Crawler is the winter version of the Water Taxi. It only operated one season and was forever lost in inventory due to a naming accident. It was a wonderfully monstrous thing and we need another one. Keep in mind the scripts will raise the impact when it is put into service, and the sim budgets assume that the trams and boats run around 35 impact.
Rez in Builder’s Square
November 20, 2018 at 4:53 pm #10039
no entries. still hoping to see an NBTA ice crawler making the rounds this winter.
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