Saturday, March 29, 2008

March SLBloggers Party on Sunday the 30th!

Feeling a little SL(tm)ow these days?
Or SL(tm)utty? Or hasSL(tm)ed?

The March Second Life Blogger Party will be in the Clocktower of Edloe Island where everyone can spend a little time together to wait out the impending clarification on the new trademark rules coming out Monday.

Sunday March 30, 2008
1:00PM - 4:00PM

Really bad 80's music courtesy of Crap Mariner of the What Is This Crap? weblog, which will be changing its URL mid-party as a result of the new rules.

See ya there!
Crap Mariner
idiot-In-Chief of Edloe and Nowhereville Islands

http://slurl.com/secondlife/Edloe/128/116/68

PS: If you haven't gotten one already, be sure to ask for one of Kit's Floaty TM Symbol sets.

Dogfight Weekend March 29/30 - Royal Caledon Air Force

Dogfight Weekend March 29/30 - Royal Caledon Air Force

For Saturday the 29th and Sunday the 30th

10:00 AM until 11:30 AM SLT Meet at the Connolly Aerodrome in Caledon Penzance for a roll call of available pilots.

Marshal Connolly, Air Chief Marshal Trenton, and/or ACM Messmer will take charge.

Dogfight Weekend March 29/30 - Royal Caledon Air Force

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Connolly and Laval


CorpAttorneys2
Originally uploaded by Zoe Connolly
Corporate Attorneys Zoe Connolly and Eladrienne Laval plan strategy and prepare cease and desist orders...

SL Brand Buzz

The discussion over SL Brand Central continues on the Second Life Bloggers Ning group

Here's my latest thought:

"SL/LL needs to address those of us SL Bloggers, flickrites, etc more directly and answer our questions about all this. They should let us know what all this means to those of us who - after all - give them boat loads of free Buzz. Blogging and micro-blogging is half the fun of my SL experience. It's a way for me to "connect" to SL when I cannot go inworld. Taking this away would definitely reduce my SL experience."

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

The Zoe Connolly® Brand Center


Your Connection to the Zoe Connolly Brand.

As the Zoe Connolly ® world grows in popularity, so does the demand for goods and services related to her. We think that's great for everyone!

We at Zoetrope Lab are passionate about enabling the boundless creativity of the Zoe Connolly community. We're also deeply committed to protecting the Zoe Connolly brand and its reputation as an innovative provider of a popular 3-D virtual girl.

The Zoe Connolly Brand Center provides guidance on how to promote your contributions to the Zoe Connolly world without implying that Zoetrope Lab is endorsing them or otherwise affiliated with them.

The Second Life® Brand Center vs. Bloggers - Second Life Bloggers

The Second Life® Brand Center vs. Bloggers - Second Life Bloggers

Some discussion of the new SL Branding Policy....

The Second Life® Brand Center vs. Bloggers - Second Life Bloggers

There are many words I use that may or may not be under this new policy directive:

SLaturday
SLunday
SLister
GunSLinger
SLex (referring to sex in SL not SL Exchange)

Lip Flap (version 2)

Before he cheats- Second Life

Disclaimer: I would never advocate malicious destruction of property in RL, but this is SL, so...

*smiles*

Monday, March 24, 2008

Terra Aeronautics - Virtual vehicles for the metaverse

Since I lurve the submarines!

Terra Aeronautics - Virtual vehicles for the metaverse

Take this script and shove it (into your own submarine)

You know what we don't see enough of in Second Life? Submarines. With all the water available across the grid, I'm surprised that there are so many boats, and so few subs. In a world where there are deep oceans and hidden grottos, underwater travel is an amazing way to explore.



Terra Aeronautics - Virtual vehicles for the metaverse

DIVAS: Second Life's First Sitcom


Find more videos like this on Who's Who in Virtual Worlds

Friday, March 21, 2008

March Madness Meetup! - Second Life Bloggers

March Madness Meetup! - Second Life Bloggers

Just a quick reminder. Crap Mariner is hosting the next Second Life Bloggers party/meetup on Sunday March 30th from 1:00 PM until 4:00 PM SLT....

March Madness Meetup! - Second Life Bloggers

Flight log: Arrival of the VICE combat system « Sin Trenton

I found this from Sin Trenton's Journal...

Flight log: Arrival of the VICE combat system « Sin Trenton

"....It’s been talked about a long time in the aviation grapevine, a new system on par with the classical TCS (Terra Combat System, the most widely used for combat equipped airplanes). Callahan’s system (known as CCC) is basically no longer updated and has slowly been abandoned, making TCS practically the sole ruler on the market.

But now,VICE is here, the system for vehicle and infantry combat. Note that this is a system, which means it is not confined to a particular era. It can be added to basically any gun or vehicle, just like TCS’ versions.
Behind the system are legendary names like Creem Pye, Acer Caproni and Mifune Thibaud (who according to aviatiors’ gossip is about to release a new plane soon)...."

Flight log: Arrival of the VICE combat system « Sin Trenton

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

The Heliograph: Final Battle from the Assassination Bureau, ltd

Rafael Fabre wrote a post featuring one of my cinematic guilty pleasures...The Assassination Bureau from 1969 starring Diana Rigg and Oliver Reed...

The Heliograph: Final Battle from the Assassination Bureau, ltd

The Assassination Bureau Title and End Credits


The Heliograph: Final Battle from the Assassination Bureau, ltd

Dogfights: Last Gunfighter : Dick Schaffert



Giora Epstein

"....Clip from History Channel's Dogfight series on desert aces. This episode first aired on August 10, 2007. Giora Epstein participates in his first dogfight after only three prior combat missions, marking the beginning of his successful career.

Giora Epstein is the world's leading ace with seventeen kills, 12 of which were achieved in the Yom Kippur war, 9 of which were in 48 hours...."



Dogfight From the History Channel

Another step closer to Cylons! Yikes!

Another step closer to Cylons! Yikes!

Cool geeky stuff though!


Boston Dynamics Big Dog (new video March 2008)

I wonder how many others feel the same way.... - New Toulouse

I wonder how many others feel the same way.... - New Toulouse

"....In a comment to Rudolfo Woodget's post, I wrote:

"I'll give 5 or 6 cheers for Mama Cree! I'm having so much fun I'm rethinking some of my land-rights choices on other sims. I may scale back here and there to free up dollars for more land-rights in future Taloo sims.

That says an awful lot for this steampunk girl."


I wonder how many others feel the same way...."

I wonder how many others feel the same way.... - New Toulouse

Monday, March 17, 2008

Phin's Jazz Club



I was helping Phineas Messmer with his new night owl spot in New Toulouse the other day, when we took a break to enjoy the new parcel music he setup. We agreed that "Martini in the Morning" was the best compromise for the club. It swings, it's romantic, and although not always in theme with New Orleans 1920s Jazz, we think people will like it.

Dogfights: " Thunderbolt " Parts 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5

Dogfights: " Thunderbolt " Parts 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5

Historical reference for dogfighting air combat...










Dogfights: " Kamikaze " Parts 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5

Dogfights: " Kamikaze " Parts 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5

Historical reference for dogfighting air combat....










Solace

Discovered this excellent Machinima today....

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Dogfight Weekend over the Firth of Caledon! - Royal Caledon Air Force

Dogfight Weekend over the Firth of Caledon! - Royal Caledon Air Force

Our dogfighting air battle will take place on Saturday March 22nd, but not on Easter Sunday the 23rd. Our regular scheduled air battles will resume for both Saturday and Sunday on the following weekend. March 29th and 30th.

Dogfight Weekend over the Firth of Caledon! - Royal Caledon Air Force

Mishi Rossini wrote a first draft for RCAF Air Racing Rules

FIRST DRAFT FOR RCAF AIR RACE RULES - Royal Caledon Air Force

"....FIRST DRAFT FOR RCAF AIR RACE RULES


by Mishi Rossini.....

Each pilot will take off from the runway at the Connolly Aerodrome in Caledon Penzance. Then they must fly through each of the checkpoints around Caledon, then land back at the Aerodrome, where the clock will be stopped.

As the event is hosted by the RCAF, the force's rules apply to the time period of aircraft. Basically: post-WWI is too late. Steampunk is fine!

Racers may not participate in a vehicle consisting of more than 30 prims (eg: multimove airships). Though multimove vehicles would be very unlikely to win anyway!...."

FIRST DRAFT FOR RCAF AIR RACE RULES - Royal Caledon Air Force

Friday, March 14, 2008

Prim Perfect to launch new magazine! « Prim Perfect

Prim Perfect to launch new magazine! « Prim Perfect

Poster for the launch of the new magazine".....Prim Perfect will be a year old in May. During the last ten months, we’ve grown from 0 to 10,000 readers, and we’ve launched a TV show - Meta Makeover. Now we’re ready for our next big venture - a new magazine!

In collaboration with the Connolly Telegraph, we will shortly be launching a wholly new magazine with a very special twist.

This is one catering for the large number of people in Second Life who are interested and involved in the steampunk and historical recreation sims covering a period between 1740 and 1920 (that is, roughly speaking, the period covered by sims from Versailles to New Toulouse). It will be centred on the Independent State of Caledon, but it is hoped that all the other period sims will become involved and play a part too.

It will draw on the existing strengths of its partner founders; the news gathering skills and content experience of the Telegraph, and the design, production and features writing of Prim Perfect....."

Prim Perfect to launch new magazine! « Prim Perfect

Thursday, March 13, 2008

The Insatiable Zoe Connolly: At my drawing table.....

The Insatiable Zoe Connolly: At my drawing table.....

Holy Nekos!

I almost missed my blogiversary!

My blog is one year old this very day. And here's the very first of many boring posts I've created in the past year. Hah!

The Insatiable Zoe Connolly: At my drawing table.....

Back then I had one rental home with 500 prims. How could I possibly need more than that? (grins). I worked as a dancer in several clubs and collected dozens of guns. About a month later I created the inworld Second Life Bloggers group.

685 posts later, and still kicking....

A New Magazine on the Horizon!

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Prim Perfect Magazine and The Connolly Telegraph



This photograph was taken during one of several meetings with Saffia Widdershins and her staff.

We have been discussing a partnership between Prim Perfect Magazine and The Connolly Telegraph (TCT). The fruits of our labours will be an inworld magazine version of TCT that covers the Victorian Steampunk world as well as New Toulouse and a few other themed sims of note.

This weekend we will discuss opportunities for writer's and photographers during a public inworld meeting in Caledon Penzance.

Fear not, gentle readers!

The Connolly Telegraph is not going away. This is an expansion!

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Everything's Jake in New Toulouse



The resident's of Taloo are beginning to setup and settle. My good friends Elle, Phin and Sin are setting up too. Elle has a great new store with plenty of 1920s getups. Phin has just started on his Jazz Club (I gave him a new microphone that's the bee's knees!). And Sin is getting his Air Courier Service up and in the air. What a fly boy!

My own lot, Zoetrope Theatre and Studio has all the basics in place.

So don't be a killjoy! This is on the level! Stop over and visit us in New Toulouse!

Monday, March 10, 2008

The Prop Spinner's Pub in SteamSkyCity


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Originally uploaded by Zoe Connolly
The Prop Spinner's Pub is a Royal Caledon Air Force themed venue located in Caledon SteamSkyCity and owned by Group Captain Thadicus Caligari.

I must say I had a great time dancing and meeting some new faces, too. It's also nice to see an older Caledon sim get a little more life again.

Flickr: New Toulouse

Flickr: New Toulouse

I took the liberty of creating a New Toulouse group on Flickr. Enjoy everyone!

Flickr: New Toulouse

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Zoe and the coyness quotient




You Are a Coy Flirt



You may not seem like you're flirting, but you know exactly what you're doing.

You draw people in, very calculatingly, without them even knowing.

Subtle and understated, you know how to best leverage your sex appeal.

A sexy enigma, you easily become an object of obsession.



A curtsy to Joonie Jatho for the idea

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Second Life Bloggers

Second Life Bloggers


Visit Second Life Bloggers


One of the best social networking forums I've encountered is Ning.com.

Winterfell was the first community I knew of to use it. When Carricre Wind asked me about blogs and forums to use for her New Toulouse sim, I recommended she also use Ning.com. Then I started using it for the Royal Caledon Air Force and later, Rafael Fabre created a network for New Babbage.

I've found it to be a great tool and one you can easily navigate within various Ning.com networks.

Second Life Bloggers

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Does Second Life Spoil Your Real Life?

Does Second Life Spoil Your Real Life?

If it were possible to do so (in a dramatic science fiction way with lots of special effects and a smashing soundtrack), would you transform yourself into your avatar(s) and remain in SL permanently?

I'm not sure how to answer that. Sometimes I think it a silly question and dismiss it immediately. Other times when I'm in a mood I think: "Hell Yes!"

Today I'm in that "Hell Yes!" kind of mood.

*sighs*

But now the giant hook has arrived to pull me back into Real Life.

The RL daydreaming starts again....while friends and family wonder "Why is she so distracted?"





Sunday, March 2, 2008

Team Connolly Racing :: Practice Lap

Practice Lap using a different camera perspective.

Radio Clash in Port Babbage

Table dancing in New Babbage in shameless defiance of theme!

Moonlight Sonata

Zoe Connolly plays the Moonlight Sonata while contemplating her daily agenda in Second Life.

Goggles :: The Google Maps flight sim

Ooooo!

Goggles :: The Google Maps flight sim

I happily stumbled upon this site whilst seeking Goggles for my steampunk look in RL.

From RCAF Labs

Miss Kara Wind and Miss SimplyAmy Iwish of the Royal Caledon Air Force Research and Development Team are most diligent in the laboratory. The following photographs of the RCAF Ironclad Land Ship illustrate the fruits of their labours.






Rotary Steam Pack Test

RCAF Test Flight of the Rotary Steam Pack from the Edison Corporation