Saturday, December 8, 2007

STEELHEAD ANVIL: Vol. 2, Issue 2

SECTIONS
A. Feature Articles
B. Resident News
C. Steelhead Events
D. Other News

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FEATURE ARTICLES

HARBORSIDE RESERVATIONS ALMOST FILLED!

Only 8 parcels left! Don't miss out on your chance to be a part of the upcoming new Steelhead Harborside sim! Reservations are now being taken and a map is available for viewing at Town Hall. Contact TotalLunar Eclipse for more information.

WHAT IS "GASLAMP FANTASY"?
by Fuzzball Ortega

For the past year, Steelhead has classified itself as the "Weird Wild West". A year later, we're still weird, but Steelhead has matured. Here's a small sample of who lives here: our esteemed manager is a moon elf and our other manager makes the evil geniuses look like seventh grade science class nerds. Darien Mason has been possessed by Bloodwing, his daughter's a steam-powered android, and his son's a neko...you get the general idea. "Steampunk" just didn't cut it for us.

We are recreating the Pacific Northwest, which was different at that time [the 1890s], and it also makes us way different from any other "Western" sim. It wasn't until the Europa Consulate arrived here in Steelhead and I learned of the Girl Genius web comic that I found our perfect classification: "Gears, fantastic airships, mechanized life and Frankenstein's monsters. Journeys to the bottom of the sea and the center of the Earth, incredible thinking machines and lots of mad scientists--all with a lovely pseudo-historical flair!" This is how Phil Foglio's wife [of Girl Genius] describes "gaslamp fantasy" and we think it fits Steelhead to a T.

NEW TOWN HALL COMPLETED

TotalLunar Eclipse has finished a beautiful build for the new Steelhead Town Hall, complete with a new meeting room, managers' offices, Anvil office, medical clinic, and jail...Still no word as to the jail's resident rodent.

HOLIDAY ORNAMENTS FOR THE TREE
Citizens are being asked to create a 10 prim ornament for the tree outside the Ballroom and submit them to Lumina Elvejhem, who has also decorated the town and created a skating pond at the Gardens for us. Please try to do better than Lunar, who says he is making a gray box.

NOT JUST FOR DECORATION
The mailbox in the front of Town Hall actually serves a purpose! You may drop notecards in it with items for the town meeting agenda or ideas for upcoming Steelhead events.

WE HAVE A FLIKR GROUP ON THE AETHERNET
Do you have photos of Steelhead and more that you'd like to share? Post them in the new Steelhead in SL Flikr group!

SALUTING OUR TROOPS MILITARY EVENT

Military review (photo courtesy: Edward Pearse)

The "Saluting Our Troops" event was held in Steelhead Nov. 17 in honor of Remembrance Day and Veterans Day. Military displays could be found around Steelhead and there were presentations, a horse race, a military ball, and an infantry and cavalry parade and review by dignitaries that was marshalled by Hawc Decosta.
Lumina Elvejhem was the winner of the horse race and the Military Ball was a social affair sponsored by Remington Pinion and Krystine Qinan of Steelhead. Many thanks to organizers Hawc and CeAire DeCosta, Dominic Roffo,
Christine McAllister, Remington Pinion, and Krystine Qinan, as well as other Steelhead citizens who helped to make it a success.

STEELHEAD IN THE NEWS
Dr. Mason recently went on the Dr. O show to promote Steelhead and Harborside. We would like to thank him, Guvnah Desmond Shang, and Steelhead's citizens who have been spreading the word about our lovely sim!

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RESIDENT NEWS

Lunar & Tensai at the Harborside plans
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Let us give a hearty "Hoooo!" welcome to new residents Edwina Heron, Otenth Paderborn, and Eugenia Burton...

Lumina Elvejhem will be moving her store and occupying the former location of Melissa's Used Goods at the end of the docks on Dec. 20. A party is TBA...

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STEELHEAD EVENTS

UPCOMING EVENTS

12/14: Around the World" at the Kokopelli Stage; 7 PM SLT
Come in the national/traditional dress of the country of your choice!

12/15: "Shirtless O'Clock Fundraiser for Harborside"; 7 - 9 PM SLT
Ladies, this one's for us! As the L$ increase, so does the likelihood of the gents of Steelhead losing their shirts! Sheriff Ortega said "If we rent out a 1024 off the bat, I'll go shirtless right then and there for the rest of the event, AND if we rent out all the plots that night, I'll wear a grass skirt!"

12/21: Holiday Winter Formal at the Hotel & Ballroom; 7 PM SLT

12/28: "Time Machine" at the Kokopelli Stage; 7 PM SLT
Temporal travellers, mark your calendars and set your dials...

WINNERS
Otenth Paderborn won 1st place in our "Thanksgiving Leftovers" contest for his Tupperware look

PHOTOS OF THE MONTH
Check here soon for upcoming Steelhead Photos of the Month!
Please feel free to send any future (full-perm) photo submissions to Eladrienne Laval.
You can also post them the new Steelhead in SL Flikr group!

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OTHER NEWS
Fuzz modeling for us...

SHERIFF'S BLOTTER

Get out the smelling salts as Sheriff Ortega has become the resident fashion plate, hitting the double digit mark for his wardrobe!

TOP TOWN MEETING QUOTES FOR NOVEMBER:
Fuzz: "The Tensai Hilra Coffee Mug. Put something hot in it, it blows up. Put something cold in it, it blows up. As seen on TV."

Dominic Roffo (about Caledon's Guvnah Shang): "That would be awesome...Pimp My Surry."

Fuzz (to the Masons): "Don't make me have to boot the three of you across the sim"

Annechen Lowey: "May you be touched by his noodly appendage" (in ref. to "Flying Spaghetti Monster")

Lunar: "Everytime I see you AzA, you have something else hanging off of you" (Tensai: "hehe")

Tensai: "I have only been banned once. It involved a pool, 2 small furries, a clown, and a floppy dong."

RETAIL SPACE FOR RENT
The former Prim & Proper shop site near the Hotel & Ballroom is now available for rent, 75 prims at 1200L/month. Please contact TotalLunar Eclipse for more information.

A WORD FROM OUR RESIDENT ZOMBIE, AzA Zymurgy:

"Brains"

All Steelhead Anvil editorial inquiries and submissions may be sent to Eladrienne Laval via notecard inworld.

5 comments:

Christine McAllister said...

Keep up the good work Miss Laval! I really enjoyed reading this. :-)

Eladrienne Laval said...

Thank you! Steelhead is a lot of fun to write about!

Zoe Connolly said...

Great post, Miss Laval!...but, but, but...(points to her name on the Harborside map)...I'm a new resident, too!

TotalLunar Eclipse said...

Too late on that store for rent, was rented last night by two new residents. buahhaaa

And we could never forget about Miss Connolly. Let the madness begin.

Eladrienne Laval said...

I usually note new residents by town meeting attendance. I will have a full listing of all new residents due to Harborside when the sim opens!