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      Junie Ginsburg
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      City State of New Babbage Engineers notes for October 10th, 2019

      FALL SEASON SHIFT is in effect. Build enforcement is traditionally relaxed for October, but please don’t put out decorations that look like they came from the Hallmark Store in the 1980s.

      PUMPKIN QUEEN: Edda Underwood (edan borrelly) has been crowned the Pumpkin Queen for this year. She has notice powers and will be issuing the collectable trick or treat punkin for this year, amongst other things. IM her to get your copy.

      ADVENT CALENDAR: Fauve Aeon is wondering if we can come up with enough gifties to put together an advent calendar for the city and tourists. IM her directly or through the Discord server..

      BOOK CLUB is reading MOUSE TRAP by Carlton Mellick III
      (note: Early readers are raving about it already)
      For almost 20 years, Carlton Mellick III has been writing some of the strangest and most compelling novels the bizarro fiction genre has to offer. Described as one of the top 40 science-fiction writers under the age of 40 by The Guardian and “one of the most original novelists working today” by extreme horror legend Edward Lee, Mellick returns with a quiet, apocalyptic tale of young unrequited love in a dying world.
      Paperback only, available at Amazon. Take a chance and discover a whole new genre!
      https://www.amazon.com/Mouse-Trap-Carlton-Mellick-III/dp/1621052796
      Join us for a relaxing hour of book talk and tiny cakes on Oct. 27th at 1pm at the RF Burton Library..

      BABBAGE DISCORD SERVER is working very well, and has been welcomed with overwhelming huzzahs by those plagued with remote time zones and/or crazy work hours. Get back in touch with your favorite home away from home by asking for an invite.

      BAR/FORUMS update: Cyan Rayna and Junie Ginsburg have been giving the website an overhaul. Not quite there yet, but it is getting easier to use. It will be shifting to more of a roleplay emphasis outlet as news and chatter moves to the Discord server. I’m liking it. The lost wiki database has been located.

      ATTENTION WRITERS — CHRISTMAS IN NEW BABBAGE SUBMISSION CALL
      Submissions are open for winter holiday stories. Stories must take place in the NB world, may not mention unassociated sims (such as Caledon, for legal reasons), length up to 7500 words.
      One story will be selected for broadcast. Other stories may be selected for inclusion in an anthology.
      If you wrote one of the stories on a previous Christmas Broadcast, please resend it for the anthology.
      Deadline: November 1st, 2019
      Email as DOC or RTF attachment to curiousgallery@gmail.com
      Accepted stories will get contracts and $$ compensation.
      Submission of a manuscript does not guarantee acceptance.

      Shopkeepers – to get in on the Historical Hunts, join their group “Historical Hunts, Ltd. Merchants” (group key: 7905bf06-13d9-011c-84be-5dc9b1592f2c) or follow the blog at http://historicalhunts.blogspot.com/

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      ≡ EXHIBITS & ongoing events & other stuff to do
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      The Bridge of Thighs has appeared and this year, we have two Schpookies! The Haus on Quarry Hill, and the Hotel in Wheatstone. Do you dare explore?

      October Oddities
      a little something to start off the Halloween season.
      New artwork by Skusting Dagger
      now on display at the Fonzerelli Docks, Babbage Canals.

      MOVIES AT RUBY’S
      This month’s selection is MURDERS IN THE RUE MORGUE, based on a story by Edgar Allen Poe. Click the big picture of the train on the back wall, which is the movie screen.

      BABBAGE CHRONICLES is the longest running story line in town, and where a lot of the original lore came from. If you’re new to town and still feel like you are floundering, now is your chance to get caught up. Girl Meets Boy, a HUD based story hunt, is available at the Cobblestone House in Babbage Square (across the canal from Loki’s Absinthe). This HUD should be a lot less unobtrusive than previous systems.
      http://cityofnewbabbage.online/reader/node/9937

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      ≡ EVENT LISTINGS ≡
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      Here’s a list of recurring events so you can avoid conflicts. Note that Babbage events are traditionally designed to rotate so the calendar doesn’t get overbooked and everyone gets a chance to play.

      Metal Monday – Monday early evening
      Kunstchameleon Social Salon – Alternating Tuesdays 2-4pm
      Game Night at Underwood Apothecary – 1st & 3rd Tuesdays 6-7:30pm
      Midweek Recharge – Wednesday 6-8pm
      Steampunk Storytime – Thursdays at 7p
      Foot Tappin’ Friday – Friday early evening (rotating location)
      Breakfast/Bedlam in Babbage – 2nd Saturday morning/afternoon (due to seasonal time shifts)
      Tall Tales and Outright Lies – Alternating Saturdays 6:30-8pm
      Piermont Landing Presents (formal balls) – 3rd Saturday 6-9pm
      Monthly dances at The Conservatory (formal dress) – 4th Saturday 5-7pm
      Book Club – usually 3rd or 4th Sunday 1pm
      Aether Salon – 3rd Sunday 2pm
      Salty Sundays @ The Salty Dog – alternating Sundays 4-6pm

      CITY EVENTS FOR THE NEXT WEEK
      (check the Discord channel for up to date event listings)

      FRIDAY
      FOOT TAPPIN FRIDAY 6PM -8PM
      Venue changes weekly, watch for announcements.

      SATURDAY
      8-10a
      BREAKFAST IN BABBAGE : SPOOKTACULAR!
      with Edward Pearse
      Costumes encouraged

      SATURDAY
      3-6p
      BRUNEL HALL 10TH ANNIVERSARY PARTY
      with Vic Mornington
      It’s going be a really really big show

      MONDAY
      METAL MONDAY
      with Dee Wells
      GRAAAH! AAAHHHHHH!!!!! It’s MONDAAAAAAAYY. Shake that fine hair, bright son of Odin! At Chamber Three with Dee.

      WEDNESDAY
      6-8pm
      MIDWEEK RECHARGE
      with Dee Wells

      THURSDAY
      7-8pm
      STORYTIME AT THE BUCKET
      with Mr Tenk
      Enjoy a short appetizer of creepypasta, followed by an audiofiction selection from one of Mr Tenk’s favorite podcast finds.
      http://radiolinden.com:10114

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      ≡ STEAM WIDE EVENTS ≡
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      For other events, dont forget to check out the Aether Chrononauts

      Calendar

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      ≡ LAND SALES/RENTALS ≡
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      If you don’t see what you are looking for on the list, make proposal to Mosseveno. Tenk and he might know where it is hidden. Not all lots are listed.

      Contact Mosseveno Tenk or Jimmy Branagh to buy land. For the latest up to date land & rentals notecard and a map of the empty plots, click the spike on the map at City Hall front hall.

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      ≡ MILITIA CORPS AND NAVY ≡
      ====================

      Contact Commodore Jedburgh30 Dagger for more information on joining the “Smoke Fleet”!

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      ≡ NEW BABBAGE ON THE AETHERNET ≡
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      New Babbage B.A.R web forums – https://cityofnewbabbage.net

      New Babbage Attractions – http://cityofnewbabbage.online/reader/attractions

      The Archive – http://cityofnewbabbage.online/records/

      YouTube Channel – http://www.youtube.com/user/NewBabbage

      New Babbage Flickr Group (MODERATED) – https://www.flickr.com/groups/3584945@N21/

      Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/groups/newbabbage

      Babbage Chronicles Roleplay Twitter – https://twitter.com/BabbageMystery

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      ≡ TRIVIA TIME ≡
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      (answers in next week’s notecard. some will be up for debate throughout the next week)

      Where was the original location of the Gangplank?

      Who was the owner?

      Why would you “walk the plank” at the original Gangplank?

      Where was Clockspire Cove?

      How many people were killed by Hippo Vendors before they were banned from the city?

      What was the original function of the tubes on the Vernian seafloor? (Bonus if you can do it with roleplay AND actual build reasons)

      What was the incident that set off the Oblenskidonian occupation of New Babbage?

      What is the oldest standing build/business in New Babbage that is still in its original location (not counting city hall)?

      What is the oldest build/business in New Babbage that is not in its original location?

      What build is most likely to have the oldest rezzed prim in the city?

      Who was the hanging man found in the Imperial Theater at the beginning of the Eliot Affair?

      What was the original name of Brunel Hall?

      Who is the “Prince-Under-Clockhaven”?

      What was Mr Underby’s profession before he got a position at City Hall?

      What sim was rezzed twice?

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