Monday, October 19, 2009

Whimsy Unedited transcript

Doctor Obolensky: Good afternoon, everyone.
t1g3y Oh hugs Viv :)
Briony Juran: Hello everyone
Viv Trafalgar: Hello and welcome!
Doctor Obolensky: Congrats on your award, Vib!
Serafina Puchkina: Welcome welcome everyone! We have two food tables in the back. Please help yourself and make yourselves comfortable
Jasper Kiergarten: greetings
Viv Trafalgar whispers: hugs tigy!
t1g3y Oh looks up high to make sure it's Viv she hugged
Viv Trafalgar: hello doc O!
Rational Clarity: Chair please! How ingenious!
Serafina Puchkina: Hello Briony
Serafina Puchkina: Welcome
Serafina Puchkina: Make yourself comfortable
Jasper Kiergarten: a lot of new faces, let me know if you need a chair
Briony Juran: I would love a chair please
Serafina Puchkina: We think you can hear from any spot on the maze
Toady Nakamura: hiya italic
t1g3y Oh: Hi PJ I hear you really like tinies ;)
Jedburgh30 Dagger: As long as you are on the maze, you should be good
PJ Trenton: you bet!
t1g3y Oh: >snickers<
Viv Trafalgar: (if you can see the maze))
Serafina Puchkina: Viv is one of the winners of the Golden Gear award so be sure and congratulate her
Viv Trafalgar: Viv is SHARING her award with Sera
Serafina Puchkina: Welcome Ruth. Please join us.
Serafina Puchkina: Yeah yeah yeah. Don't you dare, Viv
Troy McLuhan: ʎɐpoʇ uʍop ǝpısdn ǝq oʇ ɯǝǝs ı
Viv Trafalgar: ok all of you back of the bus people come on up front
Penelope Strathearn laughs
Doctor Obolensky: Never! I have to loom menacingly from back here.
Softpaw Sommer: you know might look into getting one of those chat relay systems I've seen used in Fishing contests
Serafina Puchkina: Welcome Dr. O. Well help yourself to the food back there
Viv Trafalgar: I am thinking about it seriously
Viv Trafalgar: i think we'll be fine today
Serafina Puchkina: Hello Red
Serafina Puchkina: come on in
Troy McLuhan: sɹǝʇǝɯ ʎʇuǝʍʇ slǝʌɐɹʇ ʇɐɥɔ
Viv Trafalgar: but if anyone suddenly notices they're not hearing anything please move closer if you can
Serafina Puchkina: Please if you don't have a chair, im Jasper
Viv Trafalgar: anything inside the maze is good to go troy
Redgrrl Llewellyn: Hi Sera! had to get a good seat!
Serafina Puchkina: He will be right back, I hope
Serafina Puchkina hugs Red
Viv Trafalgar: I have chairs - you can IM me too
t1g3y Oh: Hello Red!
Serafina Puchkina: the chairs are free and you wear them
Redgrrl Llewellyn: Tiggy dear! hello!
Serafina Puchkina: Welcome everyone. So good to see you all
t1g3y Oh: :)
Mahakala Omegamu: Daww, so cute Briony =)
Briony Juran: Thanks! Such cute stuff out there for Halloween this year!
Mahakala Omegamu: lol
t1g3y Oh: Hya is in the house!
hyasynth Tiramisu: >.>
Nivaya Barbosa: \o/
t1g3y Oh: Ordinal is in the House!
Italic Acronym: cute witches maybe?
Troy McLuhan: ʇıns ɐ uı uɐɯ ɐ sɐ pǝssǝɹp ɯɐ ı
hyasynth Tiramisu: I am reading things that are wrongside up!
Serafina Puchkina: Please please remove anything high arc
Redgrrl Llewellyn: Hya [smiles and waves] thought i was the only one
Redgrrl Llewellyn: ((like evil halo, wings and AO
t1g3y Oh shakes head: that was weird text...what was in the drinks here?
Italic Acronym: Troy is speaking the right way up, we're all just a bit topsy turvy Serafina Puchkina shouts: today's event will be crowded and lag will be fierce. Please help out. Thank you. If you need a chair, im Jasper K or Viv Trafalgar
Jedburgh30 Dagger: no guns, radars, ao's or lag inducing attachments please
Serafina Puchkina: who just came back
Redgrrl Llewellyn: [discreetly removes a few extras not needed]
Redgrrl Llewellyn: grins at Jed and nods] yeah...what she said...
Jedburgh30 Dagger: Hi Sal!
Jasper Kiergarten: bad crash
Toady Nakamura peeled off her armoury before arrival
Viv Trafalgar: Welcome everyone and welcome back!
Penelope Strathearn: Is there such a thing as a good crash?
Obedience Mactavish smiles and nods politely
Serafina Puchkina: welcome everyone!
Serafina Puchkina: We are honored and there's lots of room where I am standing
Redgrrl Llewellyn: waves and winks to PJ Trenton]
PJ Trenton waves to Red
Doctor Obolensky: If you like, I can embarassingly blab out the top script-using AVs. :)
Serafina Puchkina: Jasper has the free chairs -- wear them
Troy McLuhan: Are the sofas meant to hold one tall person and one short person side by side?
Redgrrl Llewellyn: Ooooer .....Doc O i DARE you!
Jedburgh30 Dagger: Ok all you back row Baptists...push towards the front
Serafina Puchkina: There's food and drink in the back
Ghilayne Andrew hopes she hasn't landed on top of anyone.
Jedburgh30 Dagger: please
Serafina Puchkina waves at Layne!
Jedburgh30 Dagger: Plenty of room down front
Viv Trafalgar: welcome everyone :)
Ghilayne Andrew waves at Sera!
Softpaw Sommer: thank you for reminding me to take off my emdash and AO Doc.
Serafina Puchkina: Hello everyone
Doctor Obolensky: Heheheh.
Viv Trafalgar: Welcome Layne :)
Serafina Puchkina: Hello Miss Mactavish
Doctor Obolensky: It's the evil enforcement method!
Serafina Puchkina: welcome
Ghilayne Andrew smiles.
Doctor Obolensky: That dropped you off the list, Miss Sommer. :)
Jasper Kiergarten: hi Layne
Serafina Puchkina: ((My stupid dog wants out. I will be back in a sec))
Redgrrl Llewellyn: smiles and waves to Miss Mactavish and is glad she doesn't have to kill her now
Obedience Mactavish quietly takes a seat
Viv Trafalgar: smiles at Jack and whispers so good to see you
hyasynth Tiramisu: *coughs* *adjusts her settings a bit*
Viv Trafalgar: Welcome Miss Mactaviash :)
Ghilayne Andrew: Hello, Jasper.
hyasynth Tiramisu: Viv Right or left? I don't want to sit on Ordinal's lap ;)
Salazar Jack winks back to Miss Viv
Obedience Mactavish: Thank you most kindly, Miss Viv
Toady Nakamura: Sadly we lost a participant due to them thinking their particles were laggy.
Ghilayne Andrew waves over at Jed.
Toady Nakamura: Which I've heard is not so
Doctor Obolensky: Particles aren't laggy.
Dagmar Klaar: ooooo when do we arrive at the fistacuffs portion of the event?
Toady Nakamura: I know, but someone told him to take his stuffs off and he left so as not to lag us.
Doctor Obolensky: Well, they can lag your own machine, but not anyone else's.
Viv Trafalgar: we will have crafts and fisticuffs at the end
Ordinal Malaprop does not engage in fisticuffs.
Doctor Obolensky: Unfortunate.
Toady Nakamura: truly
Redgrrl Llewellyn: the sweetness of her smiles conceals what she thinks of upstart social climbers trapping former evil paramours.....blinks innocently]
Troy McLuhan: By gad, there shan’t be fisticuffs and I'll lop you a good one if you says otherwise
Serafina Puchkina: ((I discovered it's hard to get your dog to pee when you are yelling at her))
Viv Trafalgar: both Ordinal and Hya have made a craft btw
Viv Trafalgar: one of which nearly killed me
Redgrrl Llewellyn: ((SERA!!! LMAO snorts & snarfs diet coke!!))
Viv Trafalgar: please do come in closer everyone
Ordinal Malaprop: Those hats can be extremely treacherous at times.
Penelope Strathearn: ((/me dies))
Viv Trafalgar: we'll start promptly at 2 today we have a lot to cover
hyasynth Tiramisu: (not surprisingly my hat is NOT dangerous)
Annechen Lowey: I think this is as much as I dare move.
Victor1st Mornington: ahhhhh ok, enough time for me to grab a cuppa....brb
Serafina Puchkina: Welcome Miss Lowey and Baron
Serafina Puchkina: Please help yourselves to food and drink
Annechen Lowey: .
Viv Trafalgar: welcome baron
Viv Trafalgar: Hello Hya!
hyasynth Tiramisu: Hello!
Viv Trafalgar: at this point i'd suggest that the speakers take their seats on the stage
Viv Trafalgar: if they can do so without crashing
Obedience Mactavish smiles at Red and whispers a hello
Ordinal Malaprop: Well, I will give it a try.
Viv Trafalgar: mind the gap everyone - we're new to this two sim thing
Mahakala Omegamu: That's quite an entrance Breezy
Jasper Kiergarten: anyone need a chair?
Jasper Kiergarten: let me know
Viv Trafalgar quietly says a thanks to the grid-gods that ordinal made it to the seat Jedburgh30 Dagger: for those folks at the street door, please step up onto the maze, so you can hear the speakers
KlausWulfenbach Outlander: I can't find mine, Herr Kiergarten.
Breezy Carver: smiles ☆smiles ☆
Serafina Puchkina: Again, there are free chairs available from the wonderful Mr. Kiergarten
Ordinal Malaprop: My legs did go through the cushion a little initially, but no harm done.
Obedience Mactavish smiles at Miss Carver
Jasper Kiergarten: there you are sir
Softpaw Sommer mutters and HOPES she doesn’t crash..again...guh..usually don’t crash like that!
KlausWulfenbach Outlander: Danke. I know I had one.
Viv Trafalgar: welcome Baron, Welcome Vice Consul, welcome Lady Seabreeze
Breezy Carver: smiles and wavess
Redgrrl Llewellyn: [pats her knee and murmurs] I'm SO glad you wriggled out of that odd situation dear! if you need anything please do not hesitate....and i MUST have you over for tea!
Jedburgh30 Dagger: Hiya Peej and Saffia
Serafina Puchkina: Hello to you who have just entered. Welcome
Redgrrl Llewellyn: Congratulations to our Gold Gear Winners...Miss Breezy Carver and Viv Trafalgar & Sera!!!
PJ Trenton: Hey Jed
Victor1st Mornington: XD
Jedburgh30 Dagger: Welcome to the new salon
Redgrrl Llewellyn: and a Happy Birthday to the Salon!
Obedience Mactavish smiles warmly at Red and whispers in return, 'Miss One gifted me a pistol. Perhaps shooting lessons and tea some day soon?
Saffia Widdershins: Oh wonderful!
Saffia Widdershins applauds
Jasper Kiergarten: hello Dio
Diogenes Kuhr: hello Jasper
Serafina Puchkina: Please find a seat (free from Jasper K) and help yourself to food and drink
Viv Trafalgar: Welcome Saffia
Jasper Kiergarten: would you like a chair?
Viv Trafalgar: !
Viv Trafalgar: welcome Dame Khgia!
t1g3y Oh: Hello Saffia!
Diogenes Kuhr: yes please
Viv Trafalgar: Please come closer - inside the maze if you will
Jedburgh30 Dagger: Yes
Dreddpiratebob Streeter: AHOY!
Redgrrl Llewellyn: Miss Mactavish....[nods smiling sweetly] indeed! i have a shooting range behind the pub!
Ceejay Writer: Wow. The place is PACKED!
Viv Trafalgar: Hello bob!!
Jedburgh30 Dagger: For those of you near the street door, please step onto the maze so you can hear the speakers
Ghilayne Andrew: Hello, CeeJay
Obedience Mactavish: Wonderful! I look forward to the lessons
Doctor Obolensky: Take off those AOs and radars and so on, folks.
KlausWulfenbach Outlander: Hallo, Herr Streeter!
Ceejay Writer: Waiting to rezz so I don't tromple anyone.
t1g3y Oh: Bob!?!
Serafina Puchkina: Hello Bob, hello Ceejay
t1g3y Oh: Zombie Bob?
Serafina Puchkina: Welcome welcome
PJ Trenton: Hello Ceej
Saffia Widdershins: Hi Ceejay!
Dreddpiratebob Streeter: no, another bob durrr
Doctor Obolensky: Lagmeter says most of the trouble seems to be AVs carrying around scripts.
Redgrrl Llewellyn: Miss Jameson! [smiles warmly and waves] so good to see you!
Ceejay Writer: I cannot move. *laughs*
Dreddpiratebob Streeter: hallo all and sundry who i am not ignoring but seem to be wobbling a little
t1g3y Oh: oh deadpiratebob
Redgrrl Llewellyn: REPORT the Script Offenders DR. O!
Rhianon Jameson waves at Red and smiles.
Dreddpiratebob Streeter points nonchalently at his sash
Jasper Kiergarten: back from the dead
Jasper Kiergarten: eh bob?
Elilka Sieyes lagstruggles to the entrance and waves to those within.
Ceejay Writer sticks out tongue at Bob and tugs her sash.
Viv Trafalgar: we'll be getting started now - please find a seat, move in closer so that more people can get in
Viv Trafalgar: but watch out for bob
Viv Trafalgar: Hello everyone!
Softpaw Sommer: will there be visuals?
Serafina Puchkina: :: clears throat :: Gazing at this assembled crowd of the Streamlands’ finest citizens, I am humbled by your presence. Miss Viv and I heartily welcome you to today’s salon, Whimsy!
Dreddpiratebob Streeter: was never dead in the first place! honestly i've had enough of all this. i was never dead! just banged my head and now OOOH BOBS BEEN DEAD its rubbish
Ceejay Writer stands by Bob knowing he secretly likes that.
Doctor Obolensky: Horrible offenders are: Simeon Beresford, Alastair Whybrow, Saffia Widdershins, and well, a whole lot more.
Serafina Puchkina: Today marks the one year anniversary of the Aether Salon, a year marked with explody things, retelling of historical events, clothing, non human creatures, weapon building, and many other informative and entertaining topics.
Redgrrl Llewellyn: smiles warmly at dear Breezy next to her and squeezes her hand whispering] i'm still SO thrilled!!!
Serafina Puchkina: You know that the Aether Salon meets to discuss steam and Victorian topics on the third Sunday of each month, in Palisades and Academy, New Babbage.
Alastair Whybrow: It would help if I could see the chairs!
t1g3y Oh: jeez zombie bob is such a crabhead
Breezy Carver too me too and in shock and you kept it from me all this time grins
Viv Trafalgar listens to Serafina and tries not to be nervous
Serafina Puchkina: We sincerely appreciate the support we receive from everyone in the community, and we thank you all. Many fine people have contributed to today’s salon: Clockwinder Tenk, Miss Ceejay Writer, Miss Breezy Carver, Miss Jedburgh30 Dagger, Canolli Capalini of Capalini Fine Furnishings for the chairs, Bookworm Heinrichs and PJ Trenton for photographs,and many, many others and especially our amazing and generous speakers for today’s craft.
Breezy Carver: i am soo proud of YOU .. grins
Jedburgh30 Dagger: Could all of y'all please step i closer?
Serafina Puchkina: Please hold your questions until the end, and as a courtesy to all, please turn off everything that feeds lag: all HUDs, scripts, AOs and so on. Please no weapons, bombs, pinching, and especially no mullets.
Dreddpiratebob Streeter: I'm here too!
Serafina Puchkina: Edited and unedited transcripts will be posted this week on so you can revisit today’s merriment, read transcripts of past salons, and for a laugh, peruse “overheard at the salon.” Please join the Aether Salon group and receive notifications of future salon events, click the lower right hand corner of the large brown sign by the entrance.
Ceejay Writer: Trying to come closer.
Breezy Carver whispers: whispers welcome back Dear Sera we missed YOU last month hugssss ..
Serafina Puchkina: Before I hand over the microphone to my co-host, I want to thank her for her vision, persistence, and creativity in all things Aether Salon. Miss Viv is a talented and amazing woman and I am humbled to be her friend.
Breezy Carver: yessss ☆smiles ☆
KlausWulfenbach Outlander applauds
Redgrrl Llewellyn: waves over to Ceejay
Serafina Puchkina backs away
Jedburgh30 Dagger: woohoo!
Ghilayne Andrew applauds.
Viv Trafalgar: Thank you sera
Ceejay Writer grins and waves at Red.
Breezy Carver: ❤*:•;•:*¨¨*:THANK YOU:* *¨¨*:•;•:* ❤
Viv Trafalgar: We're going to do one thing differently today
Saffia Widdershins applauds
Breezy Carver: Sera
Annechen Lowey applauds.
Viv Trafalgar: This salon marks the one year anniversary of the Aether Salon
Redgrrl Llewellyn: claps and hoots and blushes pink for her two dear friends who have given SO MUCH to our City!
Viv Trafalgar: Over 30 hours of insight from 19 brilliant speakers (not to mention the daring victims of last February's auction) in the course of a year.
Viv Trafalgar: Topics ranging from curses, weapons, and submersibles to exhibitions, burlesque, corsets, engines, elves, werewolves, and villainy. A moment in each and every Salon where someone says "Wow, I didn't know that."
Dreddpiratebob Streeter: one year of corsets and girly nonsense kept alive with good stuff
Viv Trafalgar: Yes bob thank you :)
Viv Trafalgar: All done in a place where the Victorian Steampunk community, and the wider grid can come together on its own time to discuss and educate itself on topics of interest, while at the same time being incredibly witty, wise, and sometimes exploding.
Viv Trafalgar: Sera and I love this about Babbage, the steamlands, and the community here.
Viv Trafalgar: We value beyond measure the brilliant minds who have crossed this stage (each and every one of you) and know there are so many, many more who should do so soon.
Ordinal Malaprop toys with the hatpin at the mention of "girly nonsense".
Viv Trafalgar: We would like to take this moment to thank and recognize our speakers emeritus from the past season: they are:
Viv Trafalgar: Django Yuifu, Jedburgh Dagger, Beq Janus - Curses! October '08
Viv Trafalgar: Dame Ordinal Malaprop - Weapons! November '08
Ahnyanka Delphin sneaks in and blushes for being late.
Viv Trafalgar: Doctor Augustus Dayafter - Howl! December '08
Viv Trafalgar: Baron Klaus Wulfenbach and Doctor Obelensky - Villains! January '09 Viv Trafalgar: Captain Redgrrl Llewellyn - Amour! February '09
Redgrrl Llewellyn: is glad she's far away from Miss Malaprop's deadly hatpin!
Viv Trafalgar: Ahnyanka Delphin, Ceejay Writer - Shimmy! March '09
Redgrrl Llewellyn: blushes
Viv Trafalgar: Jasper Kiergarten, Commodore Hotspur O'Toole - Submersibles! April '09
Viv Trafalgar: Greg Merryman, Elfod Nemeth - Engines! May '09
hyasynth Tiramisu: *moves over a bit on her chaise* >.>
Breezy Carver loves that hatpin !!!
Viv Trafalgar: Tensai Hilra, TotalLunar Eclips (and Clockwinder Tenk) - Fey! June '09
Penelope Strathearn: :-)
Viv Trafalgar: and Breezy Carver, Aeolus Cleanslate - Exhibitionism! September '09
Viv Trafalgar: If you have not had the opportunity to hear them all, please peruse the transcripts available at It's brilliant stuff.
Ceejay Writer smiles at fond memories of Salons past.
Viv Trafalgar: What's more, every salon features another speaker - the audience.
Breezy Carver: smiles
Viv Trafalgar: Your wit and wisdom, your fantastic questions,
Viv Trafalgar: and your ability to devour ALL of the cake each time continues to delight and amaze us.
Viv Trafalgar: We thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
Redgrrl Llewellyn: smiles at Ceej and nods thinking back at all the stimulating events
Viv Trafalgar: To Rafael Fabre, our special thanks for urging us forward, encouraging us at every step, and being a terrific mentor.
KlausWulfenbach Outlander applauds
Viv Trafalgar: To Mosseveno Tenk, thank you for helping us grow. This new vision for the Salon's next year wouldn't have happened without you. We are honored to have you as our mayor.
Viv Trafalgar: Organizing something like Salon is a bit of work each month, and it could not possibly happen without a number of people who have pitched in selflessly,
Redgrrl Llewellyn: thinks Dr. Fabre is a wonderful boon to the Salon & the city
Jasper Kiergarten: applauds
Viv Trafalgar: he is!
Viv Trafalgar: often when I couldn't find the words to ask for what I needed, but always with a "no job is too small, too stupid, or too annoying" outlook.
Viv Trafalgar: Jed, Jasper, Ceejay, Storm, and so many others, you have my thanks.
Redgrrl Llewellyn: claps with a big smile
Viv Trafalgar: To Layne and Jed who pitched in Last month especially a warm round of applause.
Viv Trafalgar: Thank you to Breezy and Ahnya for the styling new stage!
Viv Trafalgar: To my Salon co-conspirator the indispensible and absolutely extraordinary Serafina Puchkina. I am lucky to have you as a collaborator.
Jasper Kiergarten: yay
Redgrrl Llewellyn: beautiful!
Ahnyanka Delphin flashes a grin.
Viv Trafalgar: I am blessed to call you a dear friend. Salon wouldn't be here without you.
Dreddpiratebob Streeter applauds
Annechen Lowey applauds.
Viv Trafalgar: I want to thank you all personally for the community you have created here. It is deeply valued.
Anna Darwinian: applauds
Viv Trafalgar: We are honored to have shared the last year with you.
Breezy Carver: ❤*:•;•:*¨¨*:THANK YOU:* *¨¨*:•;•:* ❤
Ceejay Writer applauds everyone!
Breezy Carver: yay !!
Viv Trafalgar: I will let Sera introduce the speakers now
Briony Juran: Bravo!
Ahnyanka Delphin applauds.
Serafina Puchkina: We are thrilled to welcome two ladies to Salon who have been part of our lives in the steamlands for as long as we can remember.
Jasper Kiergarten: applauds
Serafina Puchkina: Miss Tiramisu is more at home with her hands covered in paints than at a social event, though seeing her at one delights her friends beyond words.
Serafina Puchkina: She remembers a grid before flexi prims, local lighting, and modern contraptions like eyelashes. At some point very soon after opening her eyes in the world, she began designing clothing - the rich layers and beautifully wrought designs of Silent Sparrow (
Ahnyanka Delphin applauds and nods.
Serafina Puchkina: Her gothic and steampunk designs can be seen throughout the steamlands, and stand out from the crowd because of careful attention to detail, wit, and - yes - whimsy.
Breezy Carver: ❤*:•;•:*¨¨*:THANK YOU:* *¨¨*:•;•:* ❤
Matthew Masingh claps
JJ Drinkwater hopes he hasn't landed on anyone
Serafina Puchkina: ((and like a shameless fangirl, I am wearing one of her dresses) )
Ceejay Writer loves her Silent Sparrow wardrobe!
Redgrrl Llewellyn: preens in her early Silent Sparrow dress and claps happily for dear Hya
hyasynth Tiramisu: *turns several shades of red* *looks at a boot*
KlausWulfenbach Outlander applauds
Serafina Puchkina: She has been overheard to describe herself in the following ways: Darkly Capricious, Always Half Smiling, and Never the Same Girl (or Creature) Twice. Miss Tiramisu's attic contains a portrait of a blue-haired goth girl surrounded by moldering books, antiques, toys, and friends both human and not; who abhors the sun, but loves avians (yes, of course she sees the conflict - and is possibly half-smiling at it Right Now).
Breezy Carver: ❤*:•;•:*¨¨*:THANK YOU:* *¨¨*:•;•:* ❤
Redgrrl Llewellyn: grins is also a fangirl today twofold!
Saffia Widdershins applauds
Serafina Puchkina: Dame Ordinal Malaprop is making her second visit to the Salon stage, having awed us last November with a discussion of Weapons! that, if you recall, ended with a bang.
Serafina Puchkina: Her creations, which can be found at Ordinal Enterprises (, strike a blow against the mundane, from the Bee-Shooter to the Ordinal Amethyst Hatpin, her approach to all things on the grid is never dull,
Ahnyanka Delphin laughs and cheers.
Breezy Carver: ❤*:•;•:*¨¨*:THANK YOU:* *¨¨*:•;•:* ❤
Anna Darwinian: ♫~~♫~~APPLAUSE~~♫~~♫
Serafina Puchkina: nor staid.
Matthew Masingh claps
Ordinal Malaprop: A bang and not an inconsiderable number of crashes.
Jasper Kiergarten: cheers
Breezy Carver grins
Serafina Puchkina: She has been known to script in haiku (and yes before you ask, course the script itself generates a haiku); skewer in text (; and delight us with her ideas for a better grid. Word to the wise, do not engage her in a pun war. She is as well equipped there as she is anywhere.
Viv Trafalgar: heh
Serafina Puchkina: I have many more points to make here, but lest I find myself at the end of one, I'll let our two guests do the rest of the talking.
KlausWulfenbach Outlander applauds
Redgrrl Llewellyn: claps with inordinate energy at the amazing Mathematrix
Serafina Puchkina: Please welcome two of the grid's leading lights as they bring you their thoughts on Whimsy.
Viv Trafalgar: cheers wildly!!!
Elilka Sieyes applauds.
Salazar Jack chuckles
Serafina Puchkina applauds
Marion Questi applauds.
Obedience Mactavish claps and smiles
JJ Drinkwater attends attentively
Rhianon Jameson applauds.
Diogenes Kuhr: *applauds*
Ceejay Writer whistles and cheers.
Nivaya Barbosa applauds quite enthusiatically
Ordinal Malaprop coughs
Ordinal Malaprop: Well, it's good that I don't have any sort of introduction to live up to, or anything like that.
Troy McLuhan: Indeed
hyasynth Tiramisu: Quickly make something explode!
Breezy Carver grins
Ordinal Malaprop: Might I say at this point how pleased I am to be sharing the stage with Ms Tiramisu, whose designs I have been wearing since *coughgrumble*.
Viv Trafalgar: haha
Breezy Carver: awwww
Ceejay Writer: :D
hyasynth Tiramisu: Likewise Ordinal, who i may remember from a smaller Caledon many moons ago as having the best and only weapons of choice for Turkey killing.
KlausWulfenbach Outlander chuckles
Rhianon Jameson hears her stomach rumble at talk of turkeys.
Ordinal Malaprop: But I suppose it is best to start on the actual topic of the salon
Ordinal Malaprop: which is "Whimsy", in case that had not been mentioned.
Ruth Hydraconis: Oh, hello, Patience!
Ordinal Malaprop: It is my proposal that, really, whimsy is all we have as designers of Stuff.
Ruth Hydraconis: sorry...having trouble with the lag
Troy McLuhan: Oh good, it seems we now have Patience
Ordinal Malaprop: I prefer "designers of Stuff" to "content creators" or anything like that, incidentally, it seems far less precious.
Patience Serendipity: ; )
hyasynth Tiramisu: Agreed Ordinal. i make "things".
Ordinal Malaprop: "Whimsical" designs are those based on whims - things that are "quirky" or otherwise different from whims other people have.
Ordinal Malaprop: The unfortunate fact is that, in this age where almost anything one does can be copied by some scoundrel, novelty is the primary characteristic that distinguishes the artist from the thief.
Viv Trafalgar: well said
Ordinal Malaprop: And, really, there are few things that can be done routinely that are worth paying for in SL.
Ordinal Malaprop: All of our basic and predictable needs are satisfied.
Ordinal Malaprop: Or, their market is sewn up entirely.
Ordinal Malaprop: Land, perhaps, is an equivalent to food, but we all know how that market works, and it is not a creative one (no offence to Barons Here At The Moment).
Ordinal Malaprop: Thus: for almost anything that somebody might pay money for, it must be novel to them and, to an extent, to the market within which they are purchasing - an item seen as tired and dull will not be as attractive.
Ordinal Malaprop: And whimsy - the application of whim and random imaginings to creation - is, I think, the only way of ensuring that sort of novelty.
hyasynth Tiramisu: Thankfully Second life allows us the freedom to do whatever we wish. So whimsy is a natural occurrence here.
Ordinal Malaprop: We must be whimsical or die.
Ordinal Malaprop nods
Ceejay Writer agrees utterly.
Roberto Viking: nods in agreement
Jasper Kiergarten: sorry
Viv Trafalgar: /makes a note for the salon 'heard at' board
Doctor Obolensky: So why are so many people making....essentially, the same stuff?
Ordinal Malaprop: For two reasons:
Ordinal Malaprop: firstly it is not new to a lot of people
Ordinal Malaprop: and secondly because they don't have the imagination not to do so.
Troy McLuhan: / "Let's get one thing clear right now shall we? There is no Idea Dump, no Story Central, no Island of the Buried Bestsellers; good story ideas seem to come quite literally (sic) from nowhere, sailing at you right out of the empty sky..." - Stephen King
Ordinal Malaprop: Er, firstly it *is* new to a lot of people.
Jedburgh30 Dagger: if you can't hear step in the door and to your left please, thank you
Ordinal Malaprop: Ah, the creative process....
Ordinal Malaprop: well, perhaps we could talk a bit more about the role of whimsy in SL first?
Ordinal Malaprop: or is that too much of a whim?
Viv Trafalgar: no please do
Salazar Jack grins
Ceejay Writer: Whim-indulge us.
Breezy Carver smiles and nods
Redgrrl Llewellyn: loves more whimsy! would wither without whimsy!
Ordinal Malaprop is conscious of talking over Ms Hya
Dreddpiratebob Streeter: whiskey?
Viv Trafalgar: BOB!
hyasynth Tiramisu: yes please!
Dreddpiratebob Streeter: drinks are on the house!
Nivaya Barbosa chuckles
Viv Trafalgar: >Facepalms<
Dreddpiratebob Streeter does not own this house
Viv Trafalgar: we were doing so well
Jasper Kiergarten: politely reminds folk to IM me if you need a chair
Breezy Carver rolls eyes
Violet MacMoragh hands Bob a bottle to shut shim up..SHHH
hyasynth Tiramisu: wait, You’re fine Ordinal, the problem with having an interesting coperson is i am intent to listen.
Ordinal Malaprop: Well, as we both know the big thing in attracting attention with a new design
Ordinal Malaprop: is that it be novel, and add something not present before, and usually that, I would say, is down to a whim.
Ordinal Malaprop: Not a plodding procession of some design process.
hyasynth Tiramisu: Exactly! Whimsy isn't a technical aspect of design. It just happens.
Ceejay Writer deftly stuffs a handkerchief in Bob's mouth.
hyasynth Tiramisu: You can't _plan_whimsy.
t1g3y Oh: Whimsy is the icing on the cake!
Roberto Viking: or schedule it
Troy McLuhan: Whimsy is icing on the steak!
Ordinal Malaprop: The icing that, er, makes the steak.
Doctor Obolensky: Is it always the goofy side? Or is it just inspiration in general?
Roberto Viking: the sizzle that makes the steak
Rhianon Jameson wonders why food keeps coming up in this conversation, and is getting hungrier.
Dreddpiratebob Streeter: mfflfflfufffuuufff
Ordinal Malaprop: I have come to something of an understanding of whimsy
Viv Trafalgar: /listens intently for Ordinal and Hya's answers to Doc's question Ahnyanka Delphin chuckles over at Bob.
Ordinal Malaprop: I have come to something of an understanding of whimsy
Ordinal Malaprop: and it is that, really, it is *all* that inspiration is composed of. Whimsy, recorded, and then analysed and turned into ideas, which are turned into products or items or anything that somebody else might experience.
hyasynth Tiramisu: I wouldn't say it requires Humor, Doctor. It is more the space to allow for magic. That freedom to do what you will, is the Whimsical part of design. Ordinal Malaprop: But without the silly little whimsical thoughts, nothing happens.
Ordinal Malaprop nods
Viv Trafalgar: agreed
Ordinal Malaprop: Yes, the freedom to act on the ideas
hyasynth Tiramisu: entirely. because there is no serious reason for Cuttlefish costumes and Bird themed lolita dresses ;)
Ordinal Malaprop: and that is where the Grid excels of course, it is very easy to act on these ideas.
Doctor Obolensky: Well, maybe for you. :)
hyasynth Tiramisu: The only rules are those you imply on yourself.
Ordinal Malaprop: Easyish.
Diogenes Kuhr: hehe
Ahnyanka Delphin chuckles.
Ordinal Malaprop: Or at least, well, my efforts to construct canisters of killer bees... one might read about them in assorted periodicals, but they have not met with the approval of magistrates.
Ordinal Malaprop: The Law does not appreciate Whimsy.
Toady Nakamura: tee heee
Rhianon Jameson: Indeed.
Anna Darwinian: Or bees
Viv Trafalgar snorts
hyasynth Tiramisu: *giggles*
Matthew Masingh laughs
Breezy Carver grins
Redgrrl Llewellyn: [waves to Miss Eleanor Anderton and waves to a spot near the front]
Jedburgh30 Dagger: o.O
Simeon Beresford: bees have their place whimsy is placing them elsewhere just to see
Eleanor Anderton: [waves back and remains respectfully towards the rear]
Elegia Underwood nods, "Because Whimsy is a little bit of Chaos added to our lives. The little bit that makes Life worth living." And grins.
Dreddpiratebob Streeter: they just don’t know how to beehive
Viv Trafalgar: oh bob
Anna Darwinian: Oh very well said, Miss Gia
Snicket Hat: Touched.
Kat Montpark laughs.
Elegia Underwood: ☆smiles ☆
Snicket Hat: Touched.
Jasper Kiergarten: groans
Penelope Strathearn facepalms and giggles at Bob
Ordinal Malaprop: I was reminded whilst writing down some whimsy regarding this topic of a quote from a Mr Rudy Rucker.
Ceejay Writer groans and secretly loves Bob.
Snicket Hat: Touched
Redgrrl Llewellyn: Bob..Oh honey, you would know!
Ordinal Malaprop: When asked where he got his ideas from, he said "I steal them from people like you when you sleep, that's why you don't have any".
Elegia Underwood chuckles.
Jasper Kiergarten: lol
Salazar Jack chuckles
Ceejay Writer: Oooooh.
Bela Lubezki: ah, that’s why
Mahakala Omegamu: =P
Redgrrl Llewellyn: that answers everything!
Ceejay Writer: 'splains a lot.
Penelope Strathearn laughs
Simeon Beresford: that it im hunting him down
Ordinal Malaprop: But really, it isn't anything like that. Everybody has ideas, it is just a question of recording them and turning them into anything at all useful.
Ordinal Malaprop: Sorry, he doesn’t *really*
hyasynth Tiramisu: or into things not useful. ;)
Salazar Jack: And not being afraid of them.
Troy McLuhan: / Roald Dahl always carried a notepad to write down ideas as they came (e.g. while grocery shopping). Once he forgot it, so wrote the idea in the dust on his car window
Ordinal Malaprop: or else I would be sitting up with a shotgun.
Elegia Underwood: So important! NOT being afraid of them!
Ordinal Malaprop nods
JJ Drinkwater: Can whimsy be cultivated? As an attitude, say?
Ordinal Malaprop: Mr Drinkwater: I think it can
Bela Lubezki: you can allow it
Ordinal Malaprop: and I have made a conscious effort to do so
Ordinal Malaprop: which I think has worked.
Dreddpiratebob Streeter: through the use of drugs? or trephaning?
Ordinal Malaprop: I carry a notebook around with me at all times, as well as a pen, obviously
Dreddpiratebob Streeter: electroshock?
hyasynth Tiramisu: Sleep deprivation works wonderfully.
Viv Trafalgar: Aye Hya!
Ahnyanka Delphin glances over and wonders if Bob has a few extra holes drilled in his head.
JJ Drinkwater: I'd be interested to hear in what you think cultivating whimsy consists
Elegia Underwood laughs at Bob, attempting unsuccessfully to stifle it.
Doctor Obolensky: Do you note down words, pictures, or both?
Ordinal Malaprop: and record tiny, whimsical thoughts in it, and make time to go over the entries later and see if any can be turned into "ideas" and maybe "plans".
Roberto Viking: nods, it is important not to let a creative idea get away from you...
hyasynth Tiramisu does the same though likely much more....chaotically.
Ordinal Malaprop: I also use various pieces of software - an Apple thing called Yojimbo I find very good, also another one called Circus Ponies Notebook (which has a good name in any case).
Ceejay Writer: ooh. *makes notes*
Ordinal Malaprop: Ms Hya - I'm sure, the specific mechanisms aren't so important.
Ashiko Kuroe: How fluid can whimsy be? Do these thoughs when applied turn into something entirely different then when you had started out thinking it would be?
Troy McLuhan: / Perhaps you could sell a bracelet to induce fits of whimsy? People will buy the strangest things if they think it will help them.
Redgrrl Llewellyn: [writes that down for her Gadget-A-Go-Go wiki! ] Mac App Yojimbo
Bela Lubezki writes down notes...
Jedburgh30 Dagger: Keynote for windows
Bela Lubezki smiles at redgirl
Ordinal Malaprop: The thing is not to care about what the thoughts are.
Ordinal Malaprop: The whims.
Ordinal Malaprop: Record them and analyse them later.
Doctor Obolensky: Do both of you fully design things before you build them?
Ceejay Writer is feeling inspired and can't stop smiling.
Roberto Viking: essential to brainstorming- record as they occur- critique later
Ordinal Malaprop: I don't know about Ms Hya but the answer for me is certainly "no".
hyasynth Tiramisu: oh entirely! but it's not a set "finished product" A whim develops into that. With a bit of work.
Anna Darwinian: sometimes the things that go wrong with a planned build inspire a different innovation
Doctor Obolensky: Thank heavens. I feel much better now.
Redgrrl Llewellyn:
Elegia Underwood has such admiration for planners. She cannot do it herself. Things start with a thing & that thing inspires the other things.
Redgrrl Llewellyn: smiles back to Miss Bela so happy to see her missed her!
Troy McLuhan: / Part of the magic of SL is how short the distance from idea to prototype
hyasynth Tiramisu: They never turn out the way I intended. Creativity is very alive. It changes...on a umm Whim.
Ordinal Malaprop: The thing is that these are really things which anybody can do. Ordinal Malaprop: I always thought myself a very uncreative person.
Salazar Jack wonders if one of the mad scientists can make a virus that gives one the Whims.
Ordinal Malaprop: But, you know, in the world in which we live, some people are called "Creative" and some not.
Victor1st Mornington chuckles
Ordinal Malaprop: "I am glad I'm not an alpha".
Viv Trafalgar: hahaha
hyasynth Tiramisu: hehehe
Ceejay Writer: Our Second Lives often eclipse the First ones.
Dreddpiratebob Streeter knows he's an alpsha. and an omega.
KlausWulfenbach Outlander: Sparks are born, not made, but inspiration can be universal.
Troy McLuhan: / Pippy Longstockings had a bad case of The Whims. Poor dear... and she was such a quiet baby too!
Ordinal Malaprop: You'll never be an alpha with spelling like that.
Dreddpiratebob Streeter: :p
Ceejay Writer grins and nods.
Toady Nakamura: rofl!!
Viv Trafalgar: so we were talking about Whimsy before Brave new World broke out?
t1g3y Oh: always thought bob resembled an alpaca
Ahnyanka Delphin giggles a lot.
Dreddpiratebob Streeter: we were?
Viv Trafalgar: well our speakers were
Toady Nakamura: it was just a llama attempt at humour
Viv Trafalgar: the ones on the stage :)
Dreddpiratebob Streeter: oh THEM
Elegia Underwood snerks.
Kat Montpark is feeling a case of the whims coming on.
Dagmar Klaar: udh
Dreddpiratebob Streeter: i dont listen to them
hyasynth Tiramisu bleats
Dagmar Klaar: ugh
Dagmar Klaar: meh
Alyx Sands takes linguistic notes
Viv Trafalgar: too true softpaw
Ordinal Malaprop: Softpaw: I agree to an extent, and that is where SL does help
hyasynth Tiramisu: Very true.
Ordinal Malaprop: in that one can be whimsical and do things without an immediate social effect.
Elegia Underwood: I am finding that SL is releasing my imagination, more & more. I am helpless before the truly whimsical, but at least ideas, I would've before cast out, are being allowed to take shape.
Viv Trafalgar: Ordinal can you elaborate on that a little?
Viv Trafalgar: And Hya?
Elegia Underwood: Perhaps this is a step along the path to true Whimsy.
Elegia Underwood: ☆smiles ☆
Viv Trafalgar grins at Gia
Ordinal Malaprop: Well, for me, I am able to create things and have them take effect for other people in a way that I never could before.
Elegia Underwood nods.
Ordinal Malaprop: My perception of being a scripter has always been that it is like being a magician. I can alter the world for people.
Viv Trafalgar nods. I've heard that said elsewhere - Canolli has used the word magic too
hyasynth Tiramisu: I've managed to have a four your old business of making whatever whim is my fancy that week. Only in SL could this be...even mildly successful.
Ordinal Malaprop: But my products and actions here are unconnected from my society elsewhere.
Ordinal Malaprop: I have the option of making a mistake.
Ordinal Malaprop: What Hya says there is important - *being able to act on a whim and make it work*.
Ordinal Malaprop: In most professions this is impossible.
KlausWulfenbach Outlander: Her whims make other people look good.
hyasynth Tiramisu: *grins*
Ordinal Malaprop: One has no opportunity to act on whims. Do as the line manager says.
Redgrrl Llewellyn: makes a resolution to plan for more whimsy in her life
Marion Questi: That's key..the cost of a mistake here is almost nil. The cost of a mistake in RL can be devastating.
Ordinal Malaprop: Here, silentsparrow can release a new dress and no boss can say "that wasn't in the project plan".
Viv Trafalgar: true!
Diogenes Kuhr: we have freedom from societal restrictions as well as physical ones--freedom to to be fooles as well as magicians?
Victor1st Mornington: yup
Breezy Carver: grins!
Ordinal Malaprop nods
Doctor Obolensky: I can make what I want, and it doesn't have to sell.....and usually doesn't!
Ordinal Malaprop: Yes, not just freedom from physical limitations but also social limitations.
Redgrrl Llewellyn: or you can let loose a bunch of hedgehogs for dress mad people to hunt with GLEE!
hyasynth Tiramisu: Exactly Ordinal. I am not restrained at all in my creativity. So the whimsical moments are allowed to live here.
Doctor Obolensky: Mwa-ha-ha!
Ceejay Writer: This logic is why I am in second life.
hyasynth Tiramisu: Amusingly , while 57 people scurry around hunting for Hedgehogs i never even once consider the absurdity.
Ordinal Malaprop: Hm, hedgehogs.
KlausWulfenbach Outlander looks at Frau Lowey
Redgrrl Llewellyn: tries not to brag that she found three........fails miserably
hyasynth Tiramisu: Moments like this in SL are everyday. Which is why it's such a wonderful place.
Viv Trafalgar: the hedgehogs are a good example of Whimsy
Ahnyanka Delphin nods in absolute agreement, "A truly wonderful place."
Matthew Masingh nods in agreeance
Salazar Jack: Forgive me if you've discussed this already... why is whimsy important? What does it do for us, and maybe more importantly, for others who we share that whimsy with?
Ordinal Malaprop: Hedgehogs are intrinsically whimsical.
KlausWulfenbach Outlander chuckles
hyasynth Tiramisu: *smirks*
Alyx Sands: "Hedgehogs and Hatpins. The Essence of Whimsy". I shall write a book about that
Viv Trafalgar: good question Salazar
JJ Drinkwater: Well, it gives hedgehogs useful employment...
t1g3y Oh: Hello Alyx!
Penelope Strathearn giggles
Ordinal Malaprop: Mr Jack: It provides novelty.
Ordinal Malaprop: Without whimsy I am not sure that significant novelty would exist.
Elegia Underwood: And instants of pure Joy.
Alyx Sands waves
Rhianon Jameson contemplates a hedgehog union, and what it would demand.
Ordinal Malaprop: And, we live in a Novelty Economy now. Have you not read the Journals?
Penelope Strathearn wonders why hedgehogs would unionize.... ;-)
LittleToe Bartlett: /so, it's hedgehogs and whimsy in here, then you turn off the machine and it's a catbox in a coldwater flat?
Salazar Jack: I'm afraid not.. At least not too closely.
Jedburgh30 Dagger: wonders why worms would care
Elegia Underwood: To avoid abuse, excessive work hours & the locking up of available cat food.
Ordinal Malaprop: Well, all the *good* journals agree with me.
Rhianon Jameson: To avoid being shot out of an Ordinal hedgehog cannon.
Ceejay Writer bites her lip, eyes twinkling.
Viv Trafalgar: hedgehog cannon oi
Anna Darwinian: whereas all the bad journals agree the Brangelina is/are doomed and plaid is the new black
Alyx Sands wishes her RL hedgehogs in the garden were more whimsical. They...smell.
hyasynth Tiramisu: And is willing to be laughed at Softpaw.
Dreddpiratebob Streeter: hedgehogapult
Salazar Jack: So it provides interest, something unexpected, surprises. Things that make folks stop, notice and perhaps, see the world in a different light.
Elleon Bergamasco: Bobapult..
Dreddpiratebob Streeter: ;p
Ashiko Kuroe: But what about the alternative kinds of whimsy? Does something have to be original to be whimsical? And if so where would such things like bananas in a peanut butter sandwich fare into the equation?
Ordinal Malaprop: Now, a hedgehog cannon would seem discriminatory. A general small mammal one however....
Dreddpiratebob Streeter: theres equations for sammiches now? that tenk must be stopped
Ordinal Malaprop: anyway, hm
Ghilayne Andrew: bananas in a peanut butter sandwich is commonplace though... it's when you add the bacon that you get a whimsical Elvis.
Alyx Sands: Hedgehog cannons WOULD need special protection for the gunner...
JJ Drinkwater: Whimsy is the the sign on the canon avowing no discrimination...
Diogenes Kuhr: some of us were just chatting about this in IM that the concept of whimsy applies not just in the generation of stuff, but also characters and narrative--and that whim is the engine that takes them in delightfuly unexpected delightful directions
Troy McLuhan: Bananas and peanut butter are cliche. Add some pepper, and then you're talking
KlausWulfenbach Outlander: Mimmoth cannon.
Ordinal Malaprop: Actually something does not have to be original to be whimsical. However, things which are original are almost certain to have originated from whimsy.
Viv Trafalgar: Good point Dio
Viv Trafalgar: What would each say your most whimsical creations are?
Redgrrl Llewellyn: suddenly wishes she had put out her trick ejecting library chair....Doh!
Annechen Lowey: (peanut butter/bananna)*whole wheat^2
Diogenes Kuhr: We have met whimsy, and it is us
Viv Trafalgar: holy wow Frau Lowey
Ordinal Malaprop: Ms Hya first there please, as I am dealing with a small mammal of very whimsical attitude
t1g3y Oh: whimsy: capricious humor. caprice: from Latin caput + riccio hedgehog, from Latin ericius
hyasynth Tiramisu: Oh i don't think i'm that_whimsical_ of a designer honestly.
t1g3y Oh: there's the hedgehog angle
Mahakala Omegamu: That's a good point Ordinal! I'm curious about a question, In what ways is whimsy a personal thing and in what ways is whimsy a social thing?
Salazar Jack ignores the tiny owl on her tie.
hyasynth Tiramisu: I could suggest a half dozen people more whimsical than myself.
Roberto Viking: whimsy is often amplified in a social group
hyasynth Tiramisu: But really of my creations. I'm on a tentacle kick atm which i'm told is whimsical. :)
Ordinal Malaprop: Well, nobody thinks they are whimsical or imaginative, apart from boring arrogant people.
KlausWulfenbach Outlander chuckles
Ahnyanka Delphin: /m chuckles.
t1g3y Oh snickers
Viv Trafalgar: (a reminder that there will be a short Q&A at the end - which is NOT redundant - and then the amazingly whimsical craft boxes will go down)
Alyx Sands: We ARE talking colour changing colourful tentacles to put on your head here!
hyasynth Tiramisu: we are :D
Ordinal Malaprop: Honestly, anybody who says "I am so *whimsical*" is probably the most boring piece of untasty fruitcake imaginable.
hyasynth Tiramisu: But since i rarely plan things to BE whimsical something like, Head tentacles is entirely normal to me.
Salazar Jack: lol
Mosseveno Tenk smiles
hyasynth Tiramisu: *laughs*
Annechen Lowey: In a population of the grid, there *might* be six people more whimsical.
Ceejay Writer grins. "The tentacle thing lately is cute."
Rhianon Jameson: *More* food? Well, if you consider fruitcake to be a food. Penelope Strathearn giggles
Marion Questi makes a note to invite Miss Tiramisu on an Air Kraken hunt.
hyasynth Tiramisu: oh please do Marion! but can it be catch and release?
Alyx Sands: You could hunt Air Kraken AND wear your trophy!
Elleon Bergamasco wonders if that is similar to a snipe hunt...
KlausWulfenbach Outlander: Heh.
Marion Questi: It's kill or be killed I'm afraid.
Matthew Masingh has nightmares of past snipe hunts
Ordinal Malaprop: For the kraken, it is not whimsical.
ClaraElla Claridge loves snipe on toast
hyasynth Tiramisu: direly NOT whimsical!
Ordinal Malaprop: Kraken are prosaic creatures.
hyasynth Tiramisu: *hides her poor air kraken*
Viv Trafalgar: loves kraken
Rhianon Jameson: Who knows? When the kraken kill you, it might think of the whole thing as whimsical.
t1g3y Oh: unless it decides you'd make a nice brooch
Victor1st Mornington chuckles
Jedburgh30 Dagger: Maybe the hedgehogs need a kraken lawyer
Ordinal Malaprop: Who knows really? "What it is like to be a kraken?"
Ordinal Malaprop: Are we drifting here?
Anna Darwinian: i imagine the lady krakens would enjoy a new hat with layers of tentacles
Viv Trafalgar: I think we are
Redgrrl Llewellyn: decides instantly to put out her SS collectors hedgehog to remind her to embrace a little bit of whimsy each day in SL and RL!
Viv Trafalgar: Let's refocus - a few last words from each of the speakers
Viv Trafalgar: or not last words, certainly!
Dreddpiratebob Streeter: last words?! they die now?!
Rhianon Jameson laughs.
Ahnyanka Delphin chuckles at Viv.
Dreddpiratebob Streeter: COOL!
Ordinal Malaprop: Well, I would hope not
Dreddpiratebob Streeter: oh. boring
Viv Trafalgar: but words from the speakers - oh someone please jump in here hya ordinal save me
Ordinal Malaprop looks around for approaching buses
hyasynth Tiramisu: I have some places I wanted to suggest that I consider, whimsical. (mind you from the recommend of a reclusive artist) Alas.
ClaraElla Claridge: yes, come for the speaking, stay for the executions!!
Ceejay Writer thinks in advance how brave Sera will be cleaning up this transcription.
Elleon Bergamasco tries to throw Bob on the fire as a distraction for Viv
Ceejay Writer helps Elle.
Viv Trafalgar focuses intently on the speakers and does not look at the fire
Serafina Puchkina: ((18 pages single spaced document so far, ladies and gents))
Elleon Bergamasco: see? whimsy!
ClaraElla Claridge shakes her head at Bob and giggles
hyasynth Tiramisu: IIf you haven't and i'm sure ALL of you have, you must. Curio Obscura. Is whimsy in essence.
Ceejay Writer: Damn, she's already WORKING. Sera rocks.
Ceejay Writer: Hya, I have worn Rocco Fantisco hair to a social occasion!
KlausWulfenbach Outlander: Ah, splendid suggestion.
Redgrrl Llewellyn: seconds the Sera Rocks sentiment....and she better keep THAT in!
Viv Trafalgar: Sera does indeed rock. and Pandora too
hyasynth Tiramisu: And another friend and toy maker though of the darker side. Chicanery. Chicanery
ClaraElla Claridge: ((not whimsical - but IMPRESSIVE :^) ))
Ceejay Writer: Oh. New to me. *saves SLurl*
KlausWulfenbach Outlander makes note
hyasynth Tiramisu: Clothing wise it's a giant list! But i'll choose two. One a great friend and genius. Allegory Malaprop of Schadenfruede Schadenfreude
KlausWulfenbach Outlander: A relative, Ritterin Ordinal?
Ahnyanka Delphin loves Schadenfruede.
hyasynth Tiramisu: and The Tree of Second Life (for a lighter whimsy) which is now Tree & Ocean since Tree & Ocean
Dreddpiratebob Streeter: nepatism!
Ordinal Malaprop: I have an extended family.
LittleToe Bartlett: lonesome no more.
hyasynth Tiramisu: And for artwork , Miss 713 Ayers. if you haven't had the pleasure of viewing her work please do it's joyful and beautiful and fun.
hyasynth Tiramisu:
hyasynth Tiramisu: :D
Ceejay Writer is gleeful over the shiny SLurls.
KlausWulfenbach Outlander: Axis Mundi is good for a few hours of exploration.
Anna Darwinian: Mmm Slurls
Viv Trafalgar: these are very very shiny!
t1g3y Oh loves 713 Ayers art
hyasynth Tiramisu: This is obviously a truncated list. Everyone in SL is constantly making new and wonderful things. Alas i rarely leave my box unless someone teleports me to new shiny. But those are a few of my favorites :)
Redgrrl Llewellyn: will probably shamelessly blog about these suggestions and the great gift of Whimsy!
Breezy Carver shiny ??
Redgrrl Llewellyn: shiny shiny!
Ordinal Malaprop: Boots of leather.
Alyx Sands is fairly certain hedgehogs are at least NOT shiny
hyasynth Tiramisu: (now I have Velvet undergound in my head!)
Ceejay Writer: (Our work here is done.)
Ahnyanka Delphin: (Not a bad choice!)
Viv Trafalgar: hah.
KlausWulfenbach Outlander chuckles
Ordinal Malaprop: I am afraid that I have no SLURLs for you. Oh hold on a moment
Viv Trafalgar waits
hyasynth Tiramisu: *is afraid*
Rhianon Jameson: Waits on the man? :)
Redgrrl Llewellyn: baits her breath
Anna Darwinian: ^-^ waits eagerly
Viv Trafalgar: hehe
Redgrrl Llewellyn: with hedgehog sweetmeats
Viv Trafalgar: I'm fishing Dame Ordinal out of her TP
Viv Trafalgar: welcome back !
Ordinal Malaprop: Well, that was a bit of an appalling failure
Rhianon Jameson: It was just SL being whimsical.
Ordinal Malaprop: but a friend of mine who I know is pretty whimsical apparently has a shop:
Ceejay Writer applauds recovery.
Elleon Bergamasco shoots a pea at Bob
hyasynth Tiramisu: yay and new shiny for me!
hyasynth Tiramisu: ty Ordinal :)
Ahnyanka Delphin cheers.
Ordinal Malaprop: I make no whimsy promises as I was only there for a second or two.
Dreddpiratebob Streeter applauds
Elleon Bergamasco: ☆ ★ ☆ hooooOOOoooOOOoooo ☆ ★
Ahnyanka Delphin chuckles.
Ordinal Malaprop: But he is an excellent fellow and makes prims *smaller than the human eye can see*. Which must be worth something.
Elleon Bergamasco: oooooh
Viv Trafalgar: o.O
Annechen Lowey applauds.
Anna Darwinian: ♫~~♫~~APPLAUSE~~♫~~♫
Redgrrl Llewellyn: just like Christmas each Salon is just better than the last!!!!!
Redgrrl Llewellyn: almost at 10,000 in tips!
Saffia Widdershins applauds
Dreddpiratebob Streeter: well this was better than corsets true enough
Ceejay Writer: Dang. Apparently we likes whimsy.
Dreddpiratebob Streeter: not that that’s hard
Redgrrl Llewellyn: Huzzah!
Viv Trafalgar: i am going to suggest
Redgrrl Llewellyn: Bob your whole life is Whimsy & Petty Crimes!
Alyx Sands cheers. Now if whimsy would just please exclude crashing...
Elleon Bergamasco: and things that explode
Redgrrl Llewellyn: and i respect that
Jimmy wonders why Bob is wearing the shoulder strap part of a ladies’ toga ...
Kat Montpark laughs.
Roberto Viking: three booyahs! for whimsey
Ahnyanka Delphin: Poor Viv is going to suggest that she crashes apparently!
Rhianon Jameson: We'll never know what she'll suggest. :)
Jasper Kiergarten: oy
Matthew Masingh: I hope that was not her suggestion!
Ahnyanka Delphin nods at Matty.
Ceejay Writer: Time to invent the Whimsical Crashing Transporting Device, With Tea.
hyasynth Tiramisu: *grins* or any weekend on the grid :D
Matthew Masingh tears up
Dreddpiratebob Streeter: i would like to say something! i'd like to thank ME coz i am being very good and not blowing anything up AND have a sash and that makes me important so there
Ceejay Writer: Freud is smiling.
Ordinal Malaprop: I think leaving the Whimsical Donation Device open as long as possible is a good idea.
Alyx Sands offers some Earl Grey and Vanilla
hyasynth Tiramisu: a salty frustrating beverage.
Serafina Puchkina: While we wait for Miss Viv to return from the beyond, are there any more questions for our speakers?
Ceejay Writer: bob? Shaddup.
Rhianon Jameson: Hmm, tea and hedgehogs. How delightful!
Mosseveno Tenk: and it makes you look hot, Bob
Dreddpiratebob Streeter: you shuttup bumface
Violet MacMoragh dies
Ahnyanka Delphin cheers for Bob.
Elleon Bergamasco: I find it rather amazing.....
Dreddpiratebob Streeter: and you!
Jimmy Branagh: LOL
Elleon Bergamasco forgets what she was going to say..
Ceejay Writer glares askance at the clockwinder.
Serafina Puchkina tries to keep a stern face
Elleon Bergamasco looks up above her head...
Anna Darwinian: I would like to know what Miss Malaprop named her kitten.
Alyx Sands: Dipping hedgehogs into one's tea sure is whimsical...but it's also not very tasty
Jasper Kiergarten: there she is!
hyasynth Tiramisu: yay wb viv!
Ceejay Writer: I have a question for Hya.
Kat Montpark: And also disagreeable to th' hedgehog.
Serafina Puchkina: Please
Mosseveno Tenk makes kissy faces in Bob's direction
Ordinal Malaprop: Well, that means one must have cleaner hedgehogs
Ordinal Malaprop: clearly.
Ceejay Writer: Tenk, a bit of my soul is dying. Behave.
Serafina Puchkina: What is your question, Ceejay?
Dreddpiratebob Streeter: oh is viv here?
Breezy Carver grins
Alyx Sands: That gives "spiking someone's beverage" a whole new meaning...
Viv Trafalgar: oh dear.
Rhianon Jameson laughs.
Ceejay Writer: Does Hya consider her group notices she sends out to be an extension of her whimsey? Cause I do.
Redgrrl Llewellyn: i do, too!
Elleon Bergamasco wonders if Hya or Ordinal have ever heard a Bob inspired limerick
hyasynth Tiramisu: *grins* So someone noticed i try to make the weekend updates rhyme (and badly!)
Viv Trafalgar: ohh!
Obedience Mactavish: smiles
Matthew Masingh laughs
Elleon Bergamasco: or if they make limericks themselves.. ever...
Breezy Carver grins ..
Ceejay Writer: I do look forward them, Hya! Always good for a giggle.
Elleon Bergamasco: Bob inspired or not..
Redgrrl Llewellyn: loves her snowball thrower...which will be needed for the snowball fort fight this year...(prolly in March)
Ahnyanka Delphin: Thoroughly loved your link to the Cat Piano.
Ordinal Malaprop: I prefer haiku to limericks.
Elleon Bergamasco: ahhhh
Elleon Bergamasco blushes
Viv Trafalgar: Haiku scripting is wonderful
KlausWulfenbach Outlander: This may be whimsical for some, if I may contribute: Jenne Dibou's Mechanical Toy Factory,
hyasynth Tiramisu: I do need to write this weekends still, i'm stuck on rhyming grasshoppers, witches, and pumpkins. we shall see
Alyx Sands saves ALL of hya's notecards...for repeated enjoyment.
Jimmy Branagh: "There once was a young man from Babbage ..."
Elleon Bergamasco: who often smelled like cooked Cabbage
Redgrrl Llewellyn: Jimmy STOP!
Anna Darwinian: "Whose head was as thick as a cabbage"
Mosseveno Tenk: Who sniffed and said "i won't eat cabbage"
Obedience Mactavish: who melled much like a rotted cabbage
Redgrrl Llewellyn: whew!
KlausWulfenbach Outlander: Hah!
hyasynth Tiramisu: But really i try to keep the tone light as everyone is bombarded with notecards/information. I may as well have fun with it!
Ceejay Writer: Gourds, buglords and witchwords. There, done.
Alyx Sands snorts inappropriately
Dreddpiratebob Streeter: i know one about a monster from venus
Ceejay Writer: Bob. C'mere. *gags*
Kat Montpark: Someone stop Bob!
Jimmy Branagh: heehee
Redgrrl Llewellyn: "Who fell into canals drunk as a savage?"
Elleon Bergamasco tries to sit on Bobs head
Viv Trafalgar: we are listening to you Hya
Alyx Sands: Does that mean I can get out some weaponry?
Jedburgh30 Dagger: No.
Viv Trafalgar: NO
hyasynth Tiramisu: hya was done i think! next question :)
Viv Trafalgar: While I'm still here, I am going to ask our wonderful speakers to set out the craft **dies at the limerick **
Viv Trafalgar: they have each generously offered to make something for salon
Alyx Sands: I just wanted to demonstrate that lovely hatpin of Miss Malaprop's Ceejay Writer: I love Salon. *happy sigh*
Elleon Bergamasco: ooooo
Ceejay Writer: Oh, the fighting hatpin?
Alyx Sands: Yes....
Viv Trafalgar: one moment while i make that possible of course
Matthew Masingh: Poor Bob
Viv Trafalgar: please continue with your questions and then we have a few more things to add
Viv Trafalgar: I will be spliting the speaker's fund between the two speakers - this benefits them directly, not the salon
Obedience Mactavish: Has anyone asked what your favorite bit of whimsy was, ladies?
Elleon Bergamasco: I love Ordinals Twitters!
Alyx Sands: Ooops, sorry...
Serafina Puchkina: I do too, Elle
Redgrrl Llewellyn: i quote & link back it often!
Elleon Bergamasco: sorry.. that is more of an outburst than a question..
Elleon Bergamasco blushes deeply
Viv Trafalgar: please do know that salon is a monthly event and we are glad to have you in babbage
Anna Darwinian: I enjoy Miss Malaprop's aetherial ramblings especially the saga of her recent kitten, and I am wondering what the kitten's name is.
hyasynth Tiramisu: I feel this sudden desire to throw myself bodily over the box and protect it from molestation!
Elleon Bergamasco: Is there a particular source of inspiration that either of you could share with us?
KlausWulfenbach Outlander chuckles
Bela Lubezki tries to resist clicky clicky on the box
Rhianon Jameson guesses the kitten's name is iPod.
Alyx Sands will touch the box only carefully...
Ordinal Malaprop: Well, that is an easy one: the kitten's name is Mimi.
Viv Trafalgar: oh good question Elle
TalisDro Molinari: Hmmmm, protecting the tentacles from molestation.......?
Elleon Bergamasco beams
hyasynth Tiramisu: my tentacles are innocent!
Ceejay Writer: Box.... shiny.......
Anna Darwinian: Mmm tentacles, thank you
Ordinal Malaprop: As will be familiar to all those blessed with having been educated via the textbook "A La Page".
hyasynth Tiramisu: Yay Mimi is a great cat name :)
Viv Trafalgar: grins
Jimmy Branagh: "There once was a cat named Mimi ..."
Alyx Sands: Does that mean I have to rename one of my cats to "Tibby" then?
Anna Darwinian: Who inspire a poem from Jeemy
Obedience Mactavish: I like Spike for a cat name, since mine has them on his paws..
Viv Trafalgar: Elle did your question have an answer yet?
Alyx Sands: (My English textbook's first cat...)
Ceejay Writer: Who was stuffed, and therefore quite seamy.
Jimmy Branagh chuckles
Viv Trafalgar: before we come to the issue of cats?
Elleon Bergamasco: Not yet....
Obedience Mactavish: smiles
Viv Trafalgar: can you ask it again?
Dreddpiratebob Streeter: blah blah cats cats shoes bags kissing blah blah
Viv Trafalgar: BOB!
Elleon Bergamasco: Could you share a particular source of inspiration for your whimsy
Ceejay Writer gets out another hankie for Bob's smart mouth.
Redgrrl Llewellyn: is allergic to cats .....sadly
Elleon Bergamasco kisses Bob on the mouth to shut him up
Elleon Bergamasco gags
Rhianon Jameson: !!!
Jasper Kiergarten: jaw drops
Anna Darwinian: eek Miss Bergamasco
Viv Trafalgar: hey now, Elleon!
Ordinal Malaprop: Cats are just irritating to be quite honest. The anti-whimsy.
Viv Trafalgar: FOCUS
hyasynth Tiramisu: oh easy, Books Elleon. I read constantly. :D
Ahnyanka Delphin bursts out laughing at Elleon. "Oh my.."
Ceejay Writer: Oh gross, Elle.
Violet MacMoragh is shocked
Elleon Bergamasco: I want to hear the answer!
Alyx Sands averts her eyes
Anna Darwinian: That is really taking one for the team
Viv Trafalgar: ((is cracking up))
Kat Montpark: Who here has mouthwash for poor Elle?
Rhianon Jameson hands over a flask of cheap gin.
Ashiko Kuroe: Hmm... I always find that the bones get stuck in one's throat.
Dreddpiratebob Streeter recovers from the shock
Ghilayne Andrew smiles. "Ladies, thank you for the delightful salon. I've enjoyed myself thoroughly."
Jedburgh30 Dagger: She needs rhubarb pie
Viv Trafalgar: ok
t1g3y Oh: I only have vials of holy water
Dreddpiratebob Streeter is violently ill
Ghilayne Andrew: Goodnight, and safe travels to you.
Jasper Kiergarten: bye Layne
Ghilayne Andrew: bye, Jasper
Jimmy Branagh: Noight Miss Ghilayne!
Ahnyanka Delphin blows a kiss back to Laynie.
Serafina Puchkina: bye Layne
Ghilayne Andrew waves to everyone.
Ordinal Malaprop: Right! The craft thing is now for sale!
KlausWulfenbach Outlander scowls
Ordinal Malaprop: excuse me everyone
Viv Trafalgar: hooray!
Breezy Carver: night night Laynie !!
Breezy Carver: wb wb wb Baron .
Obedience Mactavish waves to Miss Andrew
Jimmy Branagh: Lookit all the sparklies!
Toady Nakamura: Thank you Ordinal and Hyacinth for speaking & everyone who put it together
Charlemagne Allen: good evening
Anna Darwinian: Thank you so much, what a lovely event
Viv Trafalgar: we aren't QUITE finished
Charlemagne Allen: did I miss the talk?
Briony Juran: Thanks so much both of you!
Ceejay Writer: Glee! *grabs*
Viv Trafalgar: a few notes
Kat Montpark: Thank ye!
hyasynth Tiramisu: Thanks to everyone for listening :D
Dreddpiratebob Streeter: YAY!
Viv Trafalgar: /ahem
Serafina Puchkina: thank you so much, Miss Malaprop and Miss Tiramisu
Ceejay Writer: YAY!
Marion Questi: Thank you both!
Viv Trafalgar: YAY!
Jasper Kiergarten: yay
Serafina Puchkina applauds
Rhianon Jameson applauds both speakers.
Viv Trafalgar: oh dear Kaylee
Ahnyanka Delphin: YAY!
Anna Darwinian: YAY!
Charlemagne Allen: gah... will have to wait for transcript :(
Bela Lubezki: thanks, it was inspiring
Jimmy Branagh applauds.
Penelope Strathearn claps
Jimmy Branagh: Yes, Oy missed the forst part ;(
Saffia Widdershins applauds
Matthew Masingh cheers
Redgrrl Llewellyn: Thak you so much Viv & Sera for one of the BEST events on the web and a Year worth of wonderful and i Hope many more! Huzzah to Viv & Sera!!!!!
Alyx Sands cheers and claps
Viv Trafalgar: Please join us next month for Furnishings! with Canolli Capalini
Jimmy Branagh applauds.
KlausWulfenbach Outlander looks at the hat curiously but takes the gift.
Anna Darwinian: Yes. congrats on a wonderful job, Salonista team!
Violet MacMoragh applauds
Obedience Mactavish applauds
Breezy Carver: ❤*:•;•:*¨¨*:THANK YOU:* *¨¨*:•;•:* ❤
Anna Darwinian: ♫~~♫~~APPLAUSE~~♫~~♫
Viv Trafalgar: I'm going to pick up the speaker's fund in 1 minute and pass it along

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