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My category was for Best New Builder, and we had a taker.



It’s been a busy year for Bookworm Heinrichs. Not only did she take the land plunge, she put on her mittens and joined the fray with the builders with this fine snow angel. Not bad, not bad at all, said tenk, as he stuffed 1000 lindens into a message tube and handed it over to a very reliable runner.

The Look-a-Likes are my personal favorite, and what started this thing thing in the first place. The characters that appeared were MacKnight Culdesac, Emperor Crumb, Clara Coryong, and also I. K. Brunel, Snoopy, The Doctor, his TARDIS, and a dalek.



MacKnight Culdesac’s self portrait is spot on. An uncanny and gentle likeness of a man and his musicbox (and it works too!).



Edward Pearse come in for the winner of the Worst Pun.

He gets nothing. Nothing at all.

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  1. Ceejay Writer Ceejay Writer December 27, 2011

    That pun near killed me.  <3

    • Mr Tenk Mr Tenk December 27, 2011

      your turn, ceejay. you had ‘spirit of the engineer’

      • Ceejay Writer Ceejay Writer December 27, 2011

        Yep yep, I am writing it up this very moment!  Stay tuned.

  2. Ceejay Writer Ceejay Writer December 27, 2011

    The Spirit of the Engineer

    $L1,000 was pledged by me.

    My challenge: The City exists because it was built by Engineers with dreams.  Capture the essence of the essential Babbage Builder. I’m looking for a snowbuild that captures the spirit, hopes and dreams of all the brilliant beings (can’t say people, builders are diverse and varied) who built New Babbage.

    I found three builds that I felt qualified.  They are all VERY different from each other and difficult to compare – so I came up with three categories, as they each excelled in their own wonderful way and have each earned $L1,000, which I will distribute when I can get inworld this evening!

    Category: Spirit of Sarah Winchester
    Arnold Gager’s Ouroboros Snow Snake.  As defined at Wikipedia, “The Ouroboros represents the perpetual cyclic renewal of life, the eternal return, and represents the cycle of life, death and rebirth, leading to immortality, as in the phoenix.”   Or, as we call it in Babbage, “Victor’s rebuilding the hotel AGAIN?”

    Arnold Gager's Ouroboros Snow Snake

    Category: Dogged Determination
    Vernden Jervil’s Snoopy snowbuild.  Like the bumblebee, a doghouse should not fly.  But never try to tell an Engineer that something cannot be done! Engineers will sweat over a prim till it bends to their will, fuss with a script until every detail is perfect, and yes, tweak a doghouse until it flies like a Sopwith Camel.     

    Vernden Jervil's Snoopy Snowbuild

    Category: Better Living Through Automation
    MacKnight Culdesac’s Snow Sheep Builder.  Why get your mittens wet and your fingers frostbit building a snowsheep the old fashioned way, when you can construct an elegant device to build an endless supply of showsheep at your convenience?  

    MacKnight Culdesac's Snow Sheep Builder

    • Mr. Arnold Mr. Arnold December 27, 2011

      Wow!   *Grins happily*  Wasn’t expecting that!  Congratulations Macknight and Vernden, and everyone else who has won so far. 

  3. Avariel Falcon Avariel Falcon December 27, 2011

    Yay! The musical box is wonderful, still trying to figure out what song it is playing…

    • MacKnight Culdesac MacKnight Culdesac December 27, 2011

      The snow globe on the Snow MacKnight snowman plays a song I wrote especially for this occasion.  I call it “Winter Bells”.  The snow globe at Dr. O’s tree (and also at my shop in Academy of Industry) plays a song I wrote a few years ago called “It’s Christmas Time”, with the snow globe “singing” the words in floating text as the music plays.

      • Avariel Falcon Avariel Falcon December 27, 2011

        The song is beautiful! ^_^ 

      • Junie Ginsburg Junie Ginsburg December 28, 2011

        I love the “It’s Christmas Time” snowglobe!

  4. MacKnight Culdesac MacKnight Culdesac December 27, 2011

    My thanks to everyone for your kind words.  Before I moved to New Babbage in June of this year, no one had seen any of my work.  Your comments and words of encouragement are extremely gratifying.  The prize money is appreciated, of course, but I am most pleased to think that I may have added, in some small way, to your enjoyment of the season.  

  5. Bookworm Hienrichs Bookworm Hienrichs December 28, 2011

    Well, now that I have attempted building once, let’s see what happens… *wry grin*

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