Thursday, January 31, 2008

RCAF Casual/Flight Uniform Contest!

An announcement from Royal Caledon Air Force Command in Caledon Penzance...

I am pleased to announce a contest for best casual/flight RCAF uniform!

Rules of the contest are very simple:

1) Participants must be in the RCAF.
2) Submissions must include versions for both ladies and gentlemen of the RCAF.
3) All submissions must include the RCAF Insignia on the back of any included casual uniform jacket.
4) Rights to distribute Casual/Flight Uniforms will be given to the RCAF Marshal.
5) Winning Entries will be made available at low cost to RCAF members.

Entries will be voted upon by all RCAF.

Winner will recieve 5000 Linden Dollars

2nd Place will recieve 2500 Linden Dollars

Deadline for submissions: Sunday 16th of March

Steampunk Fashionista

Steampunk Fashion...

I seldom wear Victorian dresses (take snapshots as evidence when I do!). I like to mix outfits that give me a sort of Victorian Steampunk Mrs Emma Peel look, or a look that states: "Aviatrix: I'm hopping in and out of flying machines all day."

I rarely find an outfit I wear by itself, preferring to mix 2, 3, and sometimes 4 outfits to find just the right look I want. Then there are the accessories...oh those wonderful and lovely steampunkish accessories!







Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Exotic Women of Caledon

I was surprised and pleased to be asked to take part in the Exotic Women of Caledon Exhibit by Miss Autopilotpatty Poppy this morning. We are planning a photography session on Sunday morning and she has asked that I wear the newly released Royal Caledon Air Force uniform to represent women in uniform.

I must say, it is indeed an honour to be in such great company as these amazing women of Caledon. Here are a few details about her forthcoming exhibit.


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Exotic Women of Caledon
Exhibit Opening
Sunday, February 10, 2008
The Gallery Tamrannoch

3:00 - 6 pm SLT

Presentation of Exhibit
Dance to the music of Caledon Independent Broadcasters, CIB
with DJ ZenMondo Wormser
(formal attire requested)
The dance will be held in the newly renovated Victorian gardens on the grounds of The Gallery Tamrannoch

On exhibit will be Autopilotpatty Poppy's photographic presentation of the Exotic Women of Caledon. Women from across Caledon have volunteered for this project. There will be approximately 36 women in the exhibit.

These women have been asked to be photographed in their favorite location, using their favorite clothing and gestures. Miss Poppy's goal was to capture the personalities of these exotic women.

Your generous contribution to one of Miss Poppy's donation kiosks goes a long way to help offset expenses of these exhibits. Without your help it would not be possible.

Please feel free to join Miss Poppy's group: The Gallery Tamranncoh to keep updated on her various exhibits and plans for future exhibits

Monday, January 28, 2008

"Dream" Laval Point Lighthouse

An experiment using iTunes with WeGame and Second Life. The location is Steelhead Harborside using Eladrienne Laval's Lighthouse as the center focus for all the camera shots.

The Next Second Life Bloggers Party.....

The Next Second Life Bloggers Party.....

The hosts for February will be Ravishal Bentham and GoSpeed Racer in the Sailor’s Cove sim on Sunday February 24 from 1:00 PM until 4:00 PM SLT.

The host for March is Crap Mariner…specific date and time are yet to be determined.

April is still open if anyone would like to go for it. Anyone remember offhand when I hosted the first one? Was it May or June? So much has happened since then I can’t remember.

To Our Fallen Pilots....

Royal Caledon Air Force Marshal Zoe Connolly salutes all those who were knocked out of the skies over Caledon on SLunday during rough sim-crossings.... May they recover and relog quickly. May they always find their vehicles and may all their vehicles be copy-able....Now get back in that crate and practice for RCAF Dogfight SLunday!

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Mid-Air Collision

One of the combatant Airships bumps into my Machinima Airship during the heat of Sundays air battle. Yes, sometimes photojournalism is a dangerous business.

RCAF Dogfight - POV Sin Trenton

RCAF Dogfight - episode 2

In Part 2 of Sundays Dogfight Machinima, I locked my camera on Royal Caledon Air Force AirChiefMarshal Sin Trenton. This machinima shows the action from Mr Trenton's Point-Of-View.



Sin Trenton's Splash into the Firth

RCAF Air Chief Marshal Sin Trenton drops into the Firth of Caledon with great humour and style...and a finger on the trigger....just in case!


RCAF Dogfight - POV August Breed

RCAF Dogfight - episode 1

Royal Caledon Air Force dogfight exercises began Sunday 01/27/2008 over the Firth of Caledon. Pilots took-off from Connolly Aerodrome in Penzance and took part in a TCS System air battle that lasted 30 minutes. I first locked my camera on Group Captain August Breed when everyone was ready. This machinima shows the action from Mr Breed's Point-Of-View.

Sunday Flight over the Firth of Caledon

Zoe Connolly on patrol over the Firth of Caledon on Sunday Morning

Australia Day in Caledon Cay

The Earl of Primbroke Edward Pearse and Countess of Primbroke Christine McAllister hosted Australia Day in Caledon Cay...



More video from the Australia Day Party in Caledon Cay



Another glance at the party in Caledon Cay



Tinies are always welcome in Caledon.



Here is a typical (not so smooth) flight back to Caledon Penzance from Caledon Cay. Things do not always rez when or where you want them, but intrepid and undaunted Zoe presses onward!

Friday, January 25, 2008

RCAF Test Pilots over the Firth of Caledon

Fearless Pilots of the Royal Caledon Air Force test another flying craft over the Firth of Caledon.

Test Pilots: Flight LT J8ke Hawker, Wing Commander Zabrina McMahon.


Thursday, January 24, 2008

Test flight of the Marine Marauder

RCAF Air Chief Marshal Sin Trenton has developed a nifty little seaplane with plenty of wallop. I'm very pleased with all my flight tests of the MM and recommend its use for all my officers.

I envision the flying machine will also become a standard for any joint exercises with other military branches...providing air-cover for the Imperial Navy of Caledon, Middlesea Fleet and any allied navy.




Sunday, January 20, 2008

Victorians let loose in Caledon

A typical SLunday night in Caledon. This time there was a dance-party in honor of Autopilot Poppy's new Art Gallery in Caledon on Sea.

RCAF Uniforms

Our new Royal Caledon Air Force Uniforms will soon be here. RCAF Marshal Zoe Connolly models just one possible variation for the camera.

SLimerick 7 :: The Skeeter Laval Edition

There once was a tiny from Mayfair,
Who took to the skies on a dare,
She flew from Penzance,
And discovered by chance,
A sim-cross that froze her mid-air!

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Flight over New Babbage

My first flight over New Babbage using RCAF Group Captain August Breed's Bleriot monoplane....



Flight controls were a bit sticky at first due to the cold weather, but I was able to fly over all four New Babbage sims....Babbage Square, Babbage Canals, Port Babbage and Vernian Sea.

Battlestar Galactica: A New Crew In Town

This is from the category...I love BSG, it's my blog and I'll post whatever I want!



Thanks to ZenMondo Wormser for the link!

Friday, January 18, 2008

Thursday, January 17, 2008

As my rezday approaches....

I decided to visit the sims of Plum, Lime, etc...A spot where I used to hang-out, making friends and learning about Second Life. It was once my homebase for many explorations. Alas no one I knew was there, my old friends had long since moved on after a series of unrelenting griefer attacks made life there impossible.




Noobz!



I'm in yer camshot, runin' yer pitcher!

Royal Caledon Air Force - Caledon Wiki

Royal Caledon Air Force - Caledon Wiki

I made a few updates to the RCAF wiki....

Royal Caledon Air Force - Caledon Wiki

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Return to PLUM

I returned to PLUM and surrounding sims - Just some of the places where I first hung-out in SL during January, February, and March of 2007.

Windlight Flight

My first flight using Windlight. Here I used August Breed's 1909 Bleriot monoplane inworld and the SL Windlight Client on my Dell DualCore Inspiron 530. Some Draw distance is lost, but the sun and water effects are still spectacular...

Connolly Aerodrome and Connolly Park in SL Windlight

I used Second Life's Windlight App for this video...

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

News about the SL BloggerCon

Sadly, there will be no SL Bloggers Convention as I originally planned for February 2008.

I ran into legal issues that overwhelmed my original vision. When I return to the project there will be no such issues as it will be organized solely by myself and a few key volunteers.

Kind Regards,
Yours Sincerely,

Zoe Connolly
Owner/Leader of the inworld Second Life Bloggers Group and Second Life Bloggers Google Group

My Starship Bridge

I felt like totally geeking-out today! Oh yeah!

Target Practice with Ordinal Malaprop's .45 Shansi

Target Practice using the .45 Shansi at Connolly Aerodrome in Caledon Penzance....

Flying the 1912 Blackburn over Steelhead

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Testing new flying machines

Members of RCAF are passionate about aviation and more than a few are very talented builders of flying machines. Here are two photographs of our recent flight trials for a new flying carrier built by RCAF Group Captain Noddeh Slade...


The Malicious Molly Earnshaw

Since Monday January 7th, Royal Caledon Air Force HQ in Penzance has been plagued with attacks from the malicious skypirate Miss Molly Earnshaw. (see previous report from Squadron Leader "Skeeter" Laval)

RCAF believes Miss Earnshaw is from the far-off future where flying machines known as "Spitfire" rule the skies.




Miss Earnshaw is fond of using explosive Teddy Bears.... Fiendish!



The lady in question going about her dastardly work...



Photograph of Miss Molly Earnshaw, rogue time-traveler pilot and terrorist.



Miss Earnshaw plants more explosives....



Miss Earnshaw in her futuristic craft known as "Spitfire"

Friday, January 4, 2008

Blast From The Past - Part 3: Reflections on One Year in SL

This was my first rental house in Second Life. I used to think 500 prims and one little rented parcel was all I would ever need... Hah!



Thursday, January 3, 2008

RCAF-Winterfell Meeting with Serra Anansi

I had the great pleasure of hosting Miss Serra Anansi of Winterfell at my Aerodrome in Caledon Penzance. The event took place very early in the morning of Wednesday January 2nd.

With Air Chief Marshal Sin Trenton at my side, we discussed approved flight routes from Caledon Cape Wrath into and around Winterfell.

I want to assure our neighbors that the Royal Caledon Air Force is very sensitive to the rights and privacy of the Winterfell citizens to our north. We consider Winterfell an honoured ally of Caledon and we at RCAF will make great effort to obey their laws and customs.




Blast From The Past - Part 2: Reflections on One Year in SL

Here are a few very early "Girls with Guns" photographs from the past year in Second Life. These 3 are from March 2007, if I recall correctly...