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Where In New Babbage Did You Originally Land?

I landed at the end of Jefferson Street, where the old Dagon Temple was.

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  1. Mr Underby Mr Underby August 18, 2010

    I was looking through different stempunk sims, but stopped at Babbage.  I couldn’t believe it just kept going and going, each building just as stunning as the last.

    I never left.

  2. Doctor Obolensky Doctor Obolensky August 18, 2010

    I landed at the Port, right in front of the Emporium.

  3. Victor1st Mornington Victor1st Mornington August 18, 2010

    I landed in Babbage Square, via the TARDIS public landing rezzer that Oolon Sputnik has right at the station…
    …but of course…timelords actually do not exist…

  4. Grace Toussaint Grace Toussaint August 18, 2010

    I came to shop at Cappalini (sp?) and never wanted to leave again.

  5. Mr Tenk Mr Tenk August 18, 2010

    On the cog at old Babbage Square. for some reason I always landed at night. to this day i keep my lights at midnight unless working.
    I found her searching the map after hearing the name in a stray comment in a random group i had joined, people seemed surprised that a stranger had found it. First time i had ever seen non-grass terrain. it was stunning.

  6. Breezy Carver Breezy Carver August 18, 2010

    Ruby’s :)  and  then The Port :)

  7. Byron Wexhome Byron Wexhome August 18, 2010

    I..uh..landed on Nell Strathearn, actually…

    But I believe we were outside Gatsby’s gallery and shooting range at the time…

  8. Ianthe Farshore Ianthe Farshore August 18, 2010

    Babbage Square a loooong time ago.

  9. Clara Corryong Clara Corryong August 18, 2010

    The southernmost tip of the Brunel Railway, would’ve been ohh… ages ago, on my old avatar. proberbly 07, septemeberish

  10. Bianca Namori Bianca Namori August 18, 2010

    Babbage Square right on Mr. Tenk almost! hahah

  11. Gabriell Anatra Gabriell Anatra August 18, 2010

    I’d heard of New Babbage . . I forget where. I searched and found it and looked at the map for a place to land. I landed in the alley right behind the CocoaJava. It was winter and there was a pile of coal there.

    I think I’d brought an alt through here before on a hunt at one time but I don’t think Gaby had been here ’til then.

  12. Blackberry Harvey Blackberry Harvey August 18, 2010

    I landed in Clockhaven on the waterfront just next to Tinus’ shop.  I did a search for “steampunk” and picked it out from near the top of the list.  Wandered and found the Gangplank, with Kaylee and Tenk sitting inside.  Then Mr. Underby appeared and told me where to find men’s clothing (though he turned out to be wrong).
    It took me a while before I realized that there was more than one sim, and they were all next to each other, and they all had the same theme!  Things usually don’t work that way in the furry SL world.

  13. Kaylee Frye Kaylee Frye August 18, 2010

    Eggberta’s cafe (which doesn’t exist anymore) back when it was at the very edge of the world in Babbage and the Kahruvel Steamworks was at the opposite corner of the world.  It sure was easier to find my way around town back when that was as far as you could go.

  14. Arconus Arkright Arconus Arkright August 18, 2010

    I arrived at the train station (in Palisade, yes?) after seeing an advertisement at Oxbridge in Caledon. Landed right next to that big box of freebies.

  15. Grendel Footman Grendel Footman August 18, 2010

    landed in babbage square back when Shaun still was mayor, I saw Babbage mentioned in a couple steampunk websites, and CoLA wasn’t really doing it for me, so I came, I saw, I didn’t really conquor

  16. Sredni Eel Sredni Eel August 18, 2010

    I think I ended up at a dog kennel somewhere. 

  17. Buffy McAuley Buffy McAuley August 18, 2010

    Outside Mr Morningtons photographic studio, I was thinking of having some photographs taken (and still am) and had a bit of a wander around. I’m still wandering!

  18. Stargirl Macbain Stargirl Macbain August 18, 2010

    Outside Greg Merryman’s factory build.  He was working on it and we chatted while he waited for the iron to cycle through.  Way back in my lurky newb days, who knows how I found New Babbage.  
    Destiny, my friends, destiny. 

  19. Cyan Icewolf Cyan Icewolf August 18, 2010

    Every time I came to Babbage at first to visit Loki’s Theater and store fronts (and other urchiny stores) I always landed at the Babbage Square end of the train station.

    I couldn’t believe how large and dark Babbage was (or how huge Caledon was for that matter) but at the time I never really felt I had a place in SL. It wasn’t really until a year ago that I felt I had a place here.

  20. Mara Razor Mara Razor August 18, 2010

    Port Babbage at the old Unity Hall (It’s not there anymore).

  21. Zaida Gearbox Zaida Gearbox August 18, 2010

    Ah forget.  Ah think Jimmy maybe teleported me from de mill to wherever him was in Babbage.  Dat or Ah went to Loki’s store in Babbage Square to buy some clothes.

  22. MichaelD Mannonen MichaelD Mannonen August 18, 2010

    I first found New Babbage coming to BlakOpal’s old store in the New Babbage sim (the same parcel I currently own, ironically enough). At the time I hadn’t heard of New Babbage, and I kept looking over the wall across the sludge canal at the industrial buildings below and thought “some’s put a lot of work into this.”

    I kept coming back to BlakOpal’s over the next few months, and started seeing the name New Babbage all over the place in SL search(and especially on YouTube). I finally decided to come back and make a serious effort to explore the place; I spent three days exploring the city, and I have been here ever since.

  23. Sheryl Skytower Sheryl Skytower August 18, 2010

    On the pier, not far from the Mechanix Arms.
    Years later, haven’t moved much.

  24. Ceejay Writer Ceejay Writer August 18, 2010

    I landed on the docks, Summer of 2007.  After that, I returned to that landing point a few times a week and would take off in various directions to explore.   I often ended up in Eggy’s Willow Tea Room, and would sit and soak up the ambiance there. 

    When my home sim (Disturbing World) vanished, I moved to New Babbage and became the first tenant in Her Dark Materials.

  25. Skusting Dagger Skusting Dagger August 18, 2010

    Ruby’s Pub, when it was the original structure built by Salazar Jack. I camped on the docks to the East, where an old ironclad was anchored. (behind where the fire house is now). New Babbage was just The Canal District and Babbage Square back then, and still at original Linden sea level.

  26. Nat Merit Nat Merit August 18, 2010

    My typist arrived inside 221B Baker Street, but my street urchin arrived at the station many months later.

  27. Edward Pearse Edward Pearse August 18, 2010

    Babbage Square, waaaaaaaay back when about the only thing standing was Mr. Jack’s gasworks :-)

  28. Scottie Melnik Scottie Melnik August 18, 2010

    Piermont Landing last year for the Evolutionary Ball, TP’d by a friend from Steelhead. The scale of the event blew me away.

      • Stargirl Macbain Stargirl Macbain August 18, 2010

        Book! You don’t know what that picture means!  I’m standing in the background, that was the night Scottie and I met (the beginning of a long friendship!).  *does a little dance!* look at that!

      • Scottie Melnik Scottie Melnik August 18, 2010

        That is incredible! Between this (thank you Book!), the balloon invite for that particular dance (thank you Breezy!) and a wonderful, lasting friendship that was sparked that night (thank you Star!) it would seem I have a rather complete set of cherished memories.

        It’s funny how something that easily could have been a footnote in my travels ended up as a full-blown obsession. I guess Babbage has a way of doing that sometimes.

        (Oh, and I still keep the balloon up in my lab floating along the ceiling.)

        • Bookworm Hienrichs Bookworm Hienrichs August 18, 2010

          *grin*  I was sucked in by a monster hand roast and a [color=#000000]séance.  No turning back after that.[/color]

          • Ceejay Writer Ceejay Writer August 18, 2010

            Don’t poke the monster hand with a stick!  ‘sall I’m saying.

            • Bookworm Hienrichs Bookworm Hienrichs August 18, 2010

              What could possibly go wrong?

              Other than winding up on the rooftop, delirious and wielding a shotgun, that is. *grin*

              (Ahh, fond memories. Trying to talk her down was my first kinda, sorta attempt at RPing in New Babbage.)

              • Ceejay Writer Ceejay Writer August 18, 2010

                That’s true!  Our reigning queen of roleplay, Miss Book, had her first roleplay experience trying to talk a delirious, frothing at the mouth Ceejay off the roof of Her Dark Materials. Where I was waving a gun. 

                She did a fine job of it, too!

                • Scottie Melnik Scottie Melnik August 18, 2010

                  Please tell me that’s on the wiki somewhere! :)

                  • Bookworm Hienrichs Bookworm Hienrichs August 18, 2010

                    Not yet, but it will be. *grin*

                • Bookworm Hienrichs Bookworm Hienrichs August 18, 2010

                  Ahh, I think Gus had more to do with it than I. *smile*

                  And I wouldn’t call myself the queen of RP here. There are several others who would fit that title better.

                  Hmmm. Are there 9 of us? If so, we could be the Muses of RP. *grin*

                  • Jasper Kiergarten Jasper Kiergarten August 28, 2010

                    I remember that, and I do recall that Gus was indeed prominently involved. That was probably one  of the very first times I became aware of both Ceejay and Book. I remember Ceejay hanging around the original Seraph with Gus and the gang, and then this..incident. *tried to recall what got into Ceejay’s head*

  29. Fono Heninga Fono Heninga August 18, 2010

    The Palisades station, same as Arkright, following a signpost from Caledon (then fell off the platform before everything had rezzed and got stuck under the tracks XD ).

  30. Avariel Falcon Avariel Falcon August 18, 2010

    It was too long ago for me to remember correctly, certainly for my first year in SL I spent most of my time as a vagabond explorer and visited so many regions that they became a blur!
    I do recall a square with a magic lantern show in one of the buildings near by. I remember the dust sparkling in the light of the lantern. But that is about it.

  31. Wiggy Undertone Wiggy Undertone August 18, 2010

    I landed at Kandace’s lighthouse.  I was instantly blown away, and promptly sent IMs to several friends that went something like: “You’ve gotta come and see this place!!”  Within a few hours I was searching for a place to live in NB, and was lucky enough to find Her Dark Materials.

  32. Bookworm Hienrichs Bookworm Hienrichs August 18, 2010

    Ceejay gave me a landmark at Kahruvel Steamworks.  I constantly got lost those first few months, even in just a few sims. *grin*

  33. Lia Bilavio Lia Bilavio August 18, 2010

    I landed in a canal wall…
    you can imagine the amount of surprise I had as a new SL user as well. 
    And ever since then, I’ve been ended up in the sewer walls, building walls (fell in one the other night while building)

    • Gabriell Anatra Gabriell Anatra August 18, 2010

      I’ve spent some time falling into and getting out of walls and sewers since I arrived here. I’ve found that running will do it every time, I slow to walk at crossings and it happens much less often.

      I recall seeing a pic of a wiggyfish that Mayor Tenk had found under a canal wall.

  34. Rip Wirefly Rip Wirefly August 18, 2010

    I landed at Bob’s Circus, Le Cirque de la Fee Verte, the first time I was in Babbage on my first day in secondlife. That place was a fun spot, sad it is no longer there. That is also where I met orchid, the very next day even, Ceejay might remember that.

    • Ceejay Writer Ceejay Writer August 18, 2010

      Yep, I remember it vividly, Rip!  you move FAST.  *wink*  

      For those that don’t know, Orchid is my oldest SL friend.  We met when I was about a month old, I think, and have watched each other go through a lot to become the awesome avatars we are today! 

      (No one will ever see those old noob pics!  I swear!)

        • Ceejay Writer Ceejay Writer August 18, 2010


          *silences Rip…. permanently*

  35. Mr Underby Mr Underby August 18, 2010

    First person I met in Babbage was Tenk… I remember thinking something like “why would anyone choose to play an AV so [i]small[/i]!?”
    He, on the other hand, thought I was a ped because I was giving children a hard time.  I forgave him for that.

    • Mr Tenk Mr Tenk August 18, 2010

      OK, so, my hand was on the ban button after you said “want some candy little boy?”

      You were on the wait-and-see list after some ‘i don’t know if this guy is a perv or a griefer or what but maybe you might want to keep an eye on him’ IM’s from a some women in Palisades. Underby’s original presentation was a succession of identical men that had no previous knowledge of the one you’d met a few minutes ago. He kept trying to lure the urchin boys into the Dagon Temple. Oooh, new  mystery!

      • Cyan Icewolf Cyan Icewolf August 18, 2010

        Well at least now he knows what the urchins in this town really want and how to lure them in. Have alcohol and tell the urchins they’re not welcome XD

      • Mr Underby Mr Underby August 18, 2010

        Complaints from women in the Palisades?  Well I never!
        I did ask kids if they wanted candy, I admit that… I was in a Roald Dahl “The Witches” headspace when I landed.  Sigh.  Those were the days.

      • Zaida Gearbox Zaida Gearbox August 19, 2010

        One of de first things you ever said to me was, “Want to buy some land little girl?”

        • Edward Pearse Edward Pearse August 21, 2010

          Your first hit’s free kid. After that you end up like Victor or Aeolus. :-)

  36. Breezy Carver Breezy Carver August 19, 2010

    grins at Book  and Scottie .. ahh  Dear Piermont..  thinks of Moses  at the moment and meeting him the first time @ Piermont .. He enjoyed  flying and  crashing off sims ..  smiles ..  at meeting a  few others for the first time there as well  .. good stuff mho !!! 

    * Please  Note Piermont Landing Shall  have it’s  3rd  Anniversary next  month.. the collection of Posters and  Photos  are  Quite a  remarkable  story .. from the  first Engineer’s Ball  Sept 15 2008 ..    till  3rd Annual Engineers Ball .. :)

     Good Stuff from a City that org  did not allow Dancing or  Entertaining ..  prior  .. Just Saying ..    Breezy ponders how many of You  met at A Piermont event  grin :) or got to know one  another a little better perhaps ??    Big smile and twirlss  away  ….. 

    • Mr Underby Mr Underby August 19, 2010

      Didn’t allow dancing or entertaining?!  What?

      • Galactic Baroque Galactic Baroque August 19, 2010

        The first ball at Piermont was quite the social revolution. The old Babbage had a peculiar quietness oozing out of the mortar that reeked of madness. 

        • Ceejay Writer Ceejay Writer August 19, 2010

          The quiet, oozing madness had it’s charm.

            • Ceejay Writer Ceejay Writer August 19, 2010

              We need pockets of that in town, always. 

              • Breezy Carver Breezy Carver August 19, 2010

                and they  are  still  very much around if one takes the time  to  walk around ..  smile :)

                • Ceejay Writer Ceejay Writer August 19, 2010

                  They certainly are!  Occasionally I *am* a pocket of oozing madness in town myself! ;)


                  I’m due for more walkabouts.  A lot has changed recently.

                  • Breezy Carver Breezy Carver August 19, 2010

                    looks up and hugs Ceejay and nods   in   agreement  but but we are still here .. yay !


                    did breezy mention how  she loves and appreciates spell check  twirlsssssssss !!!

                    • Ceejay Writer Ceejay Writer August 19, 2010

                      You’re cute with your mad crush on Spellcheck! But it’s a good thing – this new ‘home’ is shaping up so nicely.

                      We’re still here!  Gettting crazier by the minute, but hey, what better place to go mad than Babbage, eh?

                    • Breezy Carver Breezy Carver August 19, 2010

                      nods nods   …  smiles :)

                    • Bookworm Hienrichs Bookworm Hienrichs August 19, 2010

                      “You must be mad,” said the Cat.  “Or you wouldn’t have come here.”

      • Edward Pearse Edward Pearse August 21, 2010

        Waaaaaay back in the dark recesses of time Babbage was mostly inhabited by scripters and builders. There used to be Town Meetings every few months and at one point (possibly mid 2007?) someone suggested a dance be held in Babbage. This was voted down at the meeting.

        I think a lot was probably in reaction to places like Steelhead, which still has it’s weekly Friday dance, and Caledon (then working on about 15-20 sims) who had a fairly active Social Calendar. Babbage had almost no RP at that point either. It was a “serious steampunk sim”(TM).

  37. Osric Worbridge Osric Worbridge August 19, 2010

    I landed in Babbage Square. (It was always night for me as well.) If I remember correctly Kaylee was sitting on a wall. She was the first person I met in NB. The second was Shaun, who was still Mayor. Every visit I always seemed to gravitate to a building with a glass front. I believe it had banners for the academy and big banners of the teachers of the academy. I defiantly remember a larger than life Salazar Jack on one of the banners. I wondered why he was blue.

    • Mr Tenk Mr Tenk August 19, 2010

      That was the information center, you’ve been around longer than i thought if you remember that! There was a city map embedded in the floor tiles and a vertical banner slideshow of citizens in giant cutouts against a white background. My fave build was the Steamed Palette.

  38. Breezy Carver Breezy Carver August 19, 2010

    smiles and nods ..Oh Mr Underby you have no idea .. The Clockwinder helped Piermont to continue and expand and many others here  in New Babbage a great deal .. 

    You see   New Babbage was  created by  a select Few who believed in Period and era in the builds and life style ten fold .. This was way before Piermont etc .. but Most Important  Out of Respect to the Creators ..  it still was one of the many reasons  Piermont had to be Special and  the Likes no one had  ever done or seen .. :)

    Mission Accomplished :)  i do believe  ..

  39. Mara Razor Mara Razor August 19, 2010

    I’m sorry to say the very first Babbage citizens I met aren’t here anymore and haven’t been for sometime, and I’m sorry to say I can’t even remember their full names anymore.  One was the owner of of Unity Hall, and the other was an Admiral who was ALWAYS in character.  They both had parcels in The Port.  Then, when I came back to Babbage to settle the first person I met was Slender Means (a great/fun character who is also now long gone), closely followed by Mr. Dagger, and Django Yifu.

  40. Galactic Baroque Galactic Baroque August 19, 2010

    I became a Real Boy because my first account could not stay in Babbage Square more than 10 mintues without locking up. The lot was acutaly bought for me to live in (as a retired airship pirate hiding from his past) once my developement phase was over, as I was being kept confined to my home sim until I “grew up.” I had a difficult personality settling, my name saved me from deletion. 

    #1 was planning to live in Caledon. Oddly, when he lost his home in a homestead switch, he was the one that came to Babbage and I went to a lot in Caledon Penzance on embassy row. 

    • Ceejay Writer Ceejay Writer August 19, 2010

      I am curious how you solved the Babbage Square Avatar Locking Up problem, or did it just go away over time?    I can’t solve my similar problem with Clockhaven.

  41. Zaida Gearbox Zaida Gearbox August 19, 2010

    Jimmy an’ Myrtil were de first Babbagers Ah met.  Ah think Mr. Tenk was de first grow’d up Ah met.  Jimmy teleported me into a dance at Piermont, an’ den Ah saw Mr. Tenk an’ decided to follow him around.

  42. blakopal Galicia blakopal Galicia August 19, 2010

    Trilo brought me over to New Babbage to check it out. It was the port I believe, and he gave me a tour of the undersea tunnels and the amazing Lotus of the Sea. I was completely blown away. Shortly after that we found a space to rent in Bela’s warehouse, and the rest is history! :D

  43. Marion Questi Marion Questi August 20, 2010

    My first stop in the city was the Gaslight Emporium, which in those days was in Babbage Square.  GLE subsequently moved to the Port and, sadly, is now gone entirely.

    • Osric Worbridge Osric Worbridge August 24, 2010

      The Gaslight Emporium,in Babbage Square, was the second place I landed in NB.
      I loved that place. I still use my rocketpack.

  44. Jimmy Branagh Jimmy Branagh August 20, 2010

    I landed at Loki’s Absinthe, in Babbage Square when it still had a square.  He was just building it at the time, and the Canals had just begun construction.

    I “think”, anyway.  I may have landed earlier than that.  I’ll have to look through the old pics.


  45. Glaubrius Valeska Glaubrius Valeska August 27, 2010

    Ah, the Gaslight Emporium was my introduction as well.  My employee, Mr Underwood, of Caledon, informed me of New Babbage and I followed his suggestion.  It was last winter, snowing.  Delightful first impressions with the one exception of coming across the evidence of a murder in the snow adjacent to City Hall.  A bit distastful but there was the promise of “gritty”, neh?  I was delighted, and explored and wandered, still a wonderful memory of revelation and discovery!

  46. Jasper Kiergarten Jasper Kiergarten August 28, 2010

     I think the first place I ever visited was Kandace’s old lighthouse in the Vernian, where Doc O’s observatory now rests. That was winter ’07. First settled in the Port, in the corner behind the Mermaid Arcade. This would have been a few months later, in early ’08.

     It was just the Canals, Sqaure, Port and the Vernian then. The Palisades was there very soon after though.

  47. Yang Moreau Yang Moreau August 31, 2010

    For me, the very first time was some months back at the Champagne rooms from following the Blue Lotus geishas to watch them perform. Though I remember my first few times trying to make heads or tails of the city turned me quite upside down! It took a while getting my bearings straight.

  48. Darlingmonster Ember Darlingmonster Ember September 9, 2010

    My first arrival would have been the Magnificent old lighthouse in the Vernian. Followed by many explorations of the Port. That would have been back in early aught eight.

    The weather was terrible that season, but the cheery factory fires were glorious.

  49. Valice Davi Valice Davi September 9, 2010

    When I first came to Babbage I popped up in front of the fountain in Clockhaven not too far from the freebie cart. It was winter to. Spent awhile lurking around there till I wandered into the sewers and got lost.  I already knew about Babbage thru some amazing videos posted on YouTube by Loki(I think). Have’nt left Babbage much since.

    I believe the first people I met was Gizzy and Gilhooly.

  50. Jedburgh30 Dagger Jedburgh30 Dagger September 9, 2010

    Palisades, right there on the railway where the station is now…I started walking towards the wall, and ran into this woman in front of Her Dark Materials.

    She acted like I was a long lost relative, and it progressed from there.

    Miss Writer, I believe it was…

    (so, blame Ceejay for me being here…)

  51. LoPxie Artful LoPxie Artful September 10, 2010

    i used to sit on tiny tin’s shoulder, for hours… simply staring out to sea…

    one day, a whole year ago, a giant spider chased me… at first i climbed away and ran hither and thither… but then i stood my ground and stared at it rather fiercely, saying, you are not so scary!…  and then it turned into an enormous eel and swam away…

    and so then i swam after it, rather recklessly i am sure… then, when i reached dry land… at clockhaven, rather near the gangplank i think… i saw a terribly pale gentleman in a top hat… i thought perhaps he may have been able to shapeshift… so i quite boldly asked him to teach me how!… 

    and that is how i learnt of roleplay.

  52. Bela Lubezki Bela Lubezki September 10, 2010

    since this thread showed up i was thinking where i droped from the sky. i think i was looking for a (any) nautilus submarine after visiting caledon several times and TPed somewhere near the town hall into empty snowy streets on 17th of december 2007 (i only know that because i found a screenshot from that day). while ice skating around the only green dot near me turned out to be mister dagger who offered a guided tour through new babbage. the rest is “visited-rented-bought”.

  53. Jonathon Spires Jonathon Spires September 13, 2010

    I think I wound up at the port, first. I had been a reader of steampunk novels starting with Difference Engine, so I did a search for “Babbage” and wound up there. It wasn’t the first Steamland I visited. Caledon or Steelhead I visited first.


    My first reaction was “Wow this place is really messy. I love it.”

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