Wednesday, December 23, 2015

AEther Salon: Clausology III (Edited Transcript)

Baron Klaus Wulfenbach: Welcome, everyone, to December's Aether Salon. We thank you for finding the time to attend, and hope you'll enjoy today's topic.
Ceejay Writer: Elleon, I got that gift once and it vanished in a puff of steam
Elleon Bergamasco: drats
Baron Klaus Wulfenbach: Before we begin, a few housekeeping items:
Baron Klaus Wulfenbach: 1) To ensure you can hear the speaker, stand or sit on the patterned carpet.
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Baron Klaus Wulfenbach: 6) If you're not a member of the AEther Salon group, there are signs that will let you join up. You'll be most heartily welcome.
Baron Klaus Wulfenbach: 7) Edited and unedited transcripts of these proceedings will be posted at
Baron Klaus Wulfenbach: And lastly:
Baron Klaus Wulfenbach: 8) Tea and treats are set out - help yourself!
Elleon Bergamasco: /me applauds and eyes the treats
Jimmy Branagh: An' don't stare directly inta th' Boiler Elf's oyes.  'ee'll take it as a challenge.
[Myrtil Igaly: /me applauds
Darlingmonster Ember: /me applauds
Ceejay Writer: /me dons sunglasses
Wulfriðe Blitzen: /me applauds
Baron Klaus Wulfenbach: Our speaker today almost needs no introduction. He has been visiting New Babbage annually for some time accompanying Steam Santa, and examining children's souls before they sit on the fabled lap.
Zantabraxus: /me applauds
Darlingmonster Ember: grins
Fauve Aeon: /me escap...erm Missed...Santa, it seems... :D
Baron Klaus Wulfenbach: This is the third year he has been willing to break his busy schedule to discuss the origins, traditions and personages of Christmas with us. I give you the Boiler Elf.
Jimmy Branagh: /me applauds
Lady Sumoku: /me claps
Fauve Aeon: YAY!
Elleon Bergamasco: /me applauds
Myrtil Igaly: Yay!!
Baron Klaus Wulfenbach: /me applauds
Jimmy Branagh: Yay Boiler Elf!
Dee Wells Dagger: /me shudders
Ceejay Writer: YAY!
Darlingmonster Ember: /me applauds
Wulfriðe Blitzen: /me claps
Zantabraxus: /me applauds
Mosseveno Tenk: look at all those naughty children out there!
Timothy Sootworth: ooo
Mosseveno Tenk: i'm going to have so much fun with you when you get to the pole
Jimmy Branagh: /me turns around and looks
Magda Kamenev: /me cheers!
Fauve Aeon: where???
Elleon Bergamasco: /me hides behind Jimmy
Myrtil Igaly: Awww he's got a tiny pet rat with a Santa hat!
Mosseveno Tenk: Merry Christmas!
Mosseveno Tenk: /me puts his hand to his ear
Jimmy Branagh: Merry Christmas!
Elleon Bergamasco: Merry Christmas!
Magda Kamenev: Merry Christmas!
Dr. Henry Jekyll: /me raises an eyebrow, like he thinks the boiler elf looks like someone else.
Joey: rat=\
Mosseveno Tenk: oh com on now, we do this every year
Lady Sumoku: Mumble That-mas!
Joey: =
Joey: yummm
Mosseveno Tenk: all christians this year? i sort of doubt that....
Fauve Aeon: Happy Merrymas!
Ceejay Writer: /me whispers, 'he comes from a large family I think'
Mosseveno Tenk: let's try again...
Mosseveno Tenk: Merry Christmas!
Jimmy Branagh: shouts: MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!
Garth Goode: /me thinks, "No one wil see past my disguise, bwa-ha-ha-ha-ha!"
Lady Sumoku: Merry Christmas!
Myrtil Igaly: Joyeux Noël!
Dr. Henry Jekyll: Merry Christmas!
Dee Wells Dagger: Merry Christmas!
Timothy Sootworth: merrycristmas
Fauve Aeon: God Jul
Ceejay Writer: HAPPY COAL WEEK!
Elleon Bergamasco: Merry Christmas! Mele Kaliki Maka!
Mosseveno Tenk: I like a sincere greeting,
Mosseveno Tenk: as almost evrey culture has a celebration near the solstice, i would expect to hear the one you celebrate!
Darlingmonster Ember: /me flutters her eyelashes at Boiler Elf
Mosseveno Tenk: so
Mosseveno Tenk: i looked over last years transcript to try and remebe what we were talking about
Mosseveno Tenk: i believe we left off in scandinavia
Mosseveno Tenk: so here's a little cartoon to get you in the mood
Mosseveno Tenk:
Magda Kamenev: /me wonders if she missed Spain's miraculous ... er, log.
Wildstar Beaumont: /me waves silently
Ceejay Writer: Muahahaha
Myrtil Igaly: hehehe
Darlingmonster Ember: giggles
Jimmy Branagh: /me laughs
Mosseveno Tenk: last year we talke about some of the more unusual characters, and miss kameneve was kind enough to educate me on the spanish 'shitting man' that we were looking at
Mosseveno Tenk: i'll show you a picture
Timothy Sootworth: /me giggles
Dee Wells Dagger: 0.O
Dr. Henry Jekyll: /me looks over the comic. "EH heh heh... Interesting."
Garth Goode: ha
Mosseveno Tenk: what is his proper name, miss K?
Mosseveno Tenk: if you don't belive this, please google image it
Ceejay Writer: Looks delicious. Yes, delicious is the word I am thinking of
Mosseveno Tenk: now he is a nativity character. the story is thus:
Myrtil Igaly: it really looks like a log
Mosseveno Tenk: while at the nativity, he had to relieve himself
Mosseveno Tenk: so he did, in a corner of the manger
Mosseveno Tenk: and baby Jesus smiled at him
Mosseveno Tenk: and his feces turned to candy fudge
Ceejay Writer: (that wasn' a smile, it was gas)
Mosseveno Tenk: and it seems that this was a lifelong condition
Fauve Aeon: whispers: ewww
Dee Wells Dagger: I did try to forget this story, and he opens with it -.-
Mosseveno Tenk: for the rest of his life, when children saw him
Darlingmonster Ember: /me takes furious notes
Mosseveno Tenk: they would chase him down and beat him with sticks to make him number two
Baron Klaus Wulfenbach: /me nosepinches
Mosseveno Tenk: and he didn't seem to have a problem wtih this, beucase it made the children happy
Liz Wilner: goodness
Myrtil Igaly: Awwww!
Jimmy Branagh: What happened when a fake Shitting Man showed up?
Lady Sumoku: Now that's what I call Christmas.
Mosseveno Tenk: so when it came time for him to pass on, he met with sait peter at the gates of heaven
Fauve Aeon: /me giggles
Mosseveno Tenk: and asked if there was a way he could stay
Joey: Is dat why lil kids are often terds?
Mosseveno Tenk: so he was transformed into ... A LOG!
Fauve Aeon: Yul log?
Lady Sumoku: Everyone loves LOG.
Jimmy Branagh: /me chuckles
Mosseveno Tenk: which is how we know him today. the spanish christmas log
Jimmy Branagh: LOG is fab
Dr. Henry Jekyll: /me tries to smile, even though he clearly seemed a bit fightened. "....Charming tale."
Mosseveno Tenk: and as you see, he still make delicious candy when you beat him with a stick
Ceejay Writer: Its big its heavy THATS NOT WOOD
Dee Wells Dagger: /me decides to go with the pie
Myrtil Igaly: Yes it does look yummy
Lady Sumoku: /me laughs.
Lady Sumoku: It's better than naughty, it's nice!
Mosseveno Tenk: so there it is. his name is uncle christmas, or somethign to that effect
Elleon Bergamasco: this is SO wrong!
Ceejay Writer: I love awful traditions
Stereo Nacht: /me waves quietly
Mosseveno Tenk: and i think when you go visit santa in the mall in spain, the exit slide is often out a giant rear end
Fauve Aeon: /me will brb
Zantabraxus: /me smiles at Liz
Magda Kamenev: /me claps!
Dee Wells Dagger: Eeeewwww
Jimmy Branagh: /me chuckles
Darlingmonster Ember: /me applauds
Mosseveno Tenk: did i get that right Mags?
Liz Wilner: /me smiles back at Zanta
Magda Kamenev: I believe so!
Ceejay Writer: I need to find some Mexican sims in SL and see what's up
Magda Kamenev: But I defer to your expert wisdom in all matter Nöel.
Mosseveno Tenk: another character that got passed over was from france. where we have 'Pere Noel'
Myrtil Igaly: Yay!!
Mosseveno Tenk: here he is from an antique postcard
Dr. Henry Jekyll: Oh, isn't that France's awnser to St. Nicholas?
Mosseveno Tenk: now we talked about the 'followers' of nicholas, often pagan creatures that had been tamed by nicholas and were allowed to roam for a brief time to scare children during the midwinter season
Mosseveno Tenk: now pere noel, to me, has the most disturbing follower of them all.
Joey: Scaring we talking fun
Mosseveno Tenk: and his name is pere fouettard
Mosseveno Tenk: which i believe translates to 'whipping man', is that right, myrtil?
Myrtil Igaly: yup
Ceejay Writer: eeek!
Darlingmonster Ember: /me shivers
Jimmy Branagh: He looks like Saruman
Myrtil Igaly: Father Whipper
Elleon Bergamasco: ouch
Dr. Henry Jekyll: ... Wait, so he kept another man as a pet?
Mosseveno Tenk: now as you may expect from the french, this is a gastronomic tale
Elleon Bergamasco: Father Whipper... Whipper snapper?
Joey: Doesnt eveyone?
Mosseveno Tenk: fouettard was ....
Mosseveno Tenk: a butcher
Mosseveno Tenk: him, or his wife
Mosseveno Tenk: lured three boys into the shop
Ceejay Writer: /me cries
Darlingmonster Ember: oh no
Mosseveno Tenk: where he slaughtered, dressed, and salted them
Dee Wells Dagger: 0.O
Mosseveno Tenk: but
Dr. Henry Jekyll: .....
Darlingmonster Ember: /me faints
Joey: /me puts paws over ears
Mosseveno Tenk: then saint nicholas just happened by
Mosseveno Tenk: he resurrected the boys
Joey: yeah
Mosseveno Tenk: and fouetard, in penance, now is one of the dark followers of nicholas
Ceejay Writer: Did the boys get therapy? Cause... memories, like the corners of my mind
Elleon Bergamasco: Best result!
Lady Sumoku: I hope that includes redress and unsalting.
Mosseveno Tenk: /me shakes it off
Jimmy Branagh: After thet, they wos known as The Salty Boys
Myrtil Igaly: oh the boys were happy, they felt as if they just had a good sleep and dreamed
Ceejay Writer: whew
Dr. Henry Jekyll): ... Erm.
Mosseveno Tenk: and there's the rest of the story. thank you miss myrtil
Myrtil Igaly: You're welcome!
Darlingmonster Ember: /me suddenly decides to pick up smoking again
Mosseveno Tenk: /me changes pictures
Mosseveno Tenk: now we left off in scandinavia, where mr. holmes was telling us how sixth graders got to dress up like nuttipukki and go scare the kindergarten class
Mosseveno Tenk: which means finland is an awesome place to grow up
Darlingmonster Ember: charming!
Jimmy Branagh: SOunds like it
Baron Klaus Wulfenbach: /me chuckles
Mosseveno Tenk: and here we have an antique postcard showing the christmas goat, scaring little kids at home
Myrtil Igaly: Look how the parents look happy in the background
Lady Sumoku: /me wonders what the High Schoolers do to the sixth graders.
Dr. Henry Jekyll: That... is disturbing.
Joey: Glad to see somestill remember the true meanie of Chrsitmas
Dee Wells Dagger: Hehe Myrtil
Magda Kamenev: /me snorts.
Mosseveno Tenk: the yule goat in scandinavia is a very ancient character, going back to prechristian times,
Fauve Aeon: whispers: sper {{goat}}
Dr. Henry Jekyll: Hang on, does that goat have human legs?
Mosseveno Tenk: which remeber, wasn't as long ago as other places, as finland wasnt' christenized utnil the 14th centry
Mosseveno Tenk: we're not quite sure how it ties in
Joey: Don't that just get your goat?
Mosseveno Tenk: in ancient times, the last sheaf of grain harvested was set aside because it had magical properties. it was called the 'julbocken'
Mosseveno Tenk: or yule goat
Darlingmonster Ember: The Yule Goat is not that old, nor does he have his own pinup calendar....
Mosseveno Tenk: the straw goat, here, which is still made to this day for the holidays
Joey: oooooo pinup goats (licks chops)
Fauve Aeon: /me frowns
Lady Sumoku: Aww cute
Mosseveno Tenk: we know thor drove a cart pulled by 2 goats, but its conjecture to point to that as an origin
Lady Sumoku: Thor had class.
Mosseveno Tenk: now the yule goat, like krampus, or theotehr followers,
Joey: Thor = Santa??
Joey: nnahhhh
Mosseveno Tenk: was a street mummer show
Mosseveno Tenk: orignally, the goat would demand gifts
Mosseveno Tenk: somehow this changed in the late 18th and early 19th century
Mosseveno Tenk: when the goat became the gift giver
Fauve Aeon: O.o
Fauve Aeon: nuuuu
Lady Sumoku: Now that is just wrong.
Mosseveno Tenk: i'll show you another antique postcard
Mosseveno Tenk: here the goat is bringing gifts, rather than scaring the kids
Joey: Extortion maybe?
Mosseveno Tenk: and the kids don't seem frightened of him anymore
Myrtil Igaly: ummmm
Joey: Kids got the goat on him
Elleon Bergamasco: perhaps he's wearing pajamas..
Mosseveno Tenk: the goat in the 20th century passed his name, as the giftgiver, onto their national versions of Santa Claus
Lady Sumoku: They seem surrounded by goats.
Mosseveno Tenk: Jultomte in Sweden
Joey: Probably mom and dad dressing up as goats
Mosseveno Tenk: julnisse in norway and denmark
Mosseveno Tenk: and joulupukki in finland
Jimmy Branagh: /me scribbles
Mosseveno Tenk: all which mean 'yule goat'
Mosseveno Tenk: well, that wraps my my series
Joey: Very nice history
Mosseveno Tenk: i believe i have covered ALL of the christmas characters
Fauve Aeon: YAY!
Mosseveno Tenk: yes, all of thme. that's right. i have
Darlingmonster Ember: YAY!
Ceejay Writer: Yule goat very far with your knowledge of holiday lore, sir.
Elleon Bergamasco: /me applauds
Mosseveno Tenk: /me waits for it....
Darlingmonster Ember: but...
Mosseveno Tenk: /me looks around
Myrtil Igaly: What about the Boiler Elf?
Dee Wells Dagger: Ummmm
Lady Sumoku: /me holds her breath.
Dee Wells Dagger: Yeah
Joey: Makes me hungry for a leg of lamb now
Jimmy Branagh: I missed the first two.  Glad I could make this one
Dr. Henry Jekyll: Hm. It seems I've missed the first two as well.
Baron Klaus Wulfenbach: /me smiles
Joey: with the mint jelly
Lady Sumoku: /me turns slightly blue.
Darlingmonster Ember: Yes...the story of Boiler Elf, please
Magda Kamenev: What about the elves??
Mosseveno Tenk: what?
Mosseveno Tenk: what about the elves?
Timothy Sootworth: do we get presents?
Mosseveno Tenk: well, what about them?
Ceejay Writer: They previous transcripts should be at the website.
Baron Klaus Wulfenbach: Indeed they are.
Mosseveno Tenk: ah, i've been caught. I'm not done
Dee Wells Dagger: Yes, what about them? Come on
Mosseveno Tenk: there is one character i have been ignoring
Ceejay Writer: Oh really?
Mosseveno Tenk: and it stands before you like a gorilla in the room
Lady Sumoku: /me lets out her breath with a gasp.
Darlingmonster Ember: /me settles back
Dr. Henry Jekyll: Yourself?
Joey: Gorilla???? where???
Baron Klaus Wulfenbach: /me coughs
Timothy Sootworth: grilla?
Wildstar Beaumont: Mr Biggins ?
Lady Sumoku: The Yule Gorilla.
Jimmy Branagh: Hmmmmm
Joey: lemme at em
Ceejay Writer: /me grins in satisfaction.
Lady Sumoku: Or Jebus.
Jimmy Branagh: The Christmas Tiger?
Mosseveno Tenk: ah ys, i've been avoiding this since 2007
Mosseveno Tenk: the elves. yes
Myrtil Igaly: Yay!!
Baron Klaus Wulfenbach: /me raises an intrigued eyebrow and waits
Mosseveno Tenk: remeber i asked you to imagine western europe like a bowl, wtih a drain at the bottom located at Rome
Darlingmonster Ember: /me tries to do the math of Rome draining Europe
Mosseveno Tenk: and the bowl is filling up, romanizing, or christenizing, whichever way you want to look at it, the whole of europe, and flushing out the native cultures
Ceejay Writer: does that drain counter or clockwise?
Mosseveno Tenk: so wehn we looked for our christmas monsters, we looked at the fringes, like scandinavia
Mosseveno Tenk: and up in the mountains, like the alps and the pyrenees
Mosseveno Tenk: but
Mosseveno Tenk: there's one character that survived intact
Mosseveno Tenk: he was not tamed by nicholas, per se
Mosseveno Tenk: nor was he christenized
Mosseveno Tenk: and that is, the elves. the short elves.
Joey: The Abominable Snowman?
Lady Sumoku: The Danny Elf-man?
Dee Wells Dagger: The short bus elves?
Mosseveno Tenk: these characters are so overlooked, that if you walk into an otherkin forum portraying yourself as one, they will laugh you out, or think you are trying to make fun of them
Mosseveno Tenk: short bus elves, yes
Dee Wells Dagger: Good Lord
Mosseveno Tenk: you can google image their names if you don't believe me
Baron Klaus Wulfenbach: /me snorts
Mosseveno Tenk: in finland, he is tontu
Mosseveno Tenk: in sweden, tomte
Jimmy Branagh: Ahhhhhhh
Mosseveno Tenk: norway and denmark have the nisse, in barns, in norway, and in attics, in the more urban denmark
Mosseveno Tenk: in scotland, the brownie
Mosseveno Tenk: in england, the hob
Mosseveno Tenk: in ireland, the old man that sleeps under the roof beam
Mosseveno Tenk: france has lutins living in the basement
Timothy Sootworth: thas a long name
Mosseveno Tenk: the dutch call them kabouter
Mosseveno Tenk: the germans were so intimate with them that some of their names were preserved,  like King Goldemar of Castel Hardenstein
Ceejay Writer: Sensing a Nightvalian theme
Myrtil Igaly: that's an elf?
Mosseveno Tenk: or Hödekin of Hidlesheim, who wore his hate down low on his eyes
Mosseveno Tenk: the germans called them gnomes or kobolds
Mosseveno Tenk: if they lived on a ship, they were called klaboutermann
Ceejay Writer: Kobolds I've heard of
Mosseveno Tenk: and in Cologne, the heinzelmann
Mosseveno Tenk: to which there is a monument to them this very day
Mosseveno Tenk: the colners were lazy folk, as the heinzelmanner did all the work
Mosseveno Tenk: until one day the bakers wife wanted to see what they looked like, and spread dried peas on the steps
Mosseveno Tenk: they triped on them, waking her,, and she took her lantern up to see
Mosseveno Tenk: and that was the last anyone ever saw of them. now people in cologne must do their own housework
Mosseveno Tenk: in the slavic east, they are the domovoi
Ceejay Writer: She vanished, but a lovely pot of split pea soup was found on the stove
Mosseveno Tenk: they were known to anglo saxons as the cofgodas, or king of hte room
Mosseveno Tenk: ancient rome had the lares which protected the hearth
Mosseveno Tenk: and back to greece, the more mischievious kobolos
Baron Klaus Wulfenbach: The Lares, eh?
Joey: Wonders why Italy picked a witch to celebrate the holidays
Mosseveno Tenk: and i will make a strong arguement for the egyptian god Bes, as aslo one of us
Dee Wells Dagger: Wow
Mosseveno Tenk: yes, the lares. you will see them portrayed as miniature adults, as is towards the roman artistic ethic of beauty
Dee Wells Dagger: Intriguing
Ceejay Writer: Interesting notion! *scribbles*  I'd like to look at Bes in such light
Mosseveno Tenk: in all cases except rome, they are descripted as short, around 2 foot
Mosseveno Tenk: and very ugly
Mosseveno Tenk: these survived the onslaught of roman christianity
Dr. Henry Jekyll: Now... What do these creatures have to do with Christmas, then?
Joey: they were all made into a fruit cake?
Baron Klaus Wulfenbach: /me chuckles
Mosseveno Tenk: but maybe not enitriely, for farmers would accuse their neighbors of harboring a brownie if they thought he was getting a little too prosperous, and complain to the priest
Ceejay Writer: brownies are pests
Mosseveno Tenk: and when the scandinavians came to america in teh mid 19th centuyr, the elves came with them
Mosseveno Tenk: now mr hyde asks how do we get from there to the north pole?
Stereo Nacht: Brownies are nummy! ;-)
Mosseveno Tenk: i'm glad you asked!
Mosseveno Tenk: watch it, nacht.....
Stereo Nacht: (Maybe not the same kind, mind you!)
Mosseveno Tenk: i'll bring out the nutcracker
Baron Klaus Wulfenbach: /me chuckles
Mosseveno Tenk: now santa as we know him is approaching his 200th birthday
Dr. Henry Jekyll: Wha?
Ceejay Writer: Still looking very spry
Mosseveno Tenk: in 1822, he got assoicated with reindeeer, which pushed him north
Dr. Henry Jekyll: Oh no, not you too.
Mosseveno Tenk: 1822 being when 'the night before christmas' was published
Mosseveno Tenk: but the elves don't show up until 1850
Mosseveno Tenk: in a an unpublished poem or novel called the christmas elves
Dee Wells Dagger: He hadn't got around anti-slavery laws until then
Mosseveno Tenk: by lousia may alcott
Ceejay Writer: Practically a modern tale for New Babbage
Mosseveno Tenk: that was before 'little women'
Mosseveno Tenk: the next sighting was in 1857
Mosseveno Tenk: in Harper's Weekly
Mosseveno Tenk: wthe poem was called 'the wonders of santa claus' and it should google.
Mosseveno Tenk: let me set up some images
Mosseveno Tenk: if you look closely, you can see the first ever image of a christmas elf
Ceejay Writer: At the very top?
Mosseveno Tenk: from these harpers weekly images from 1857
Mosseveno Tenk: to quote
Mosseveno Tenk: In his house upon the top of a hill / And almost out of sight / He keeps a great many elves at work/ All working with all their might.
Dee Wells Dagger: Heartless old bugger
Mosseveno Tenk: i'll light up the pictures
Dee Wells Dagger: Where was the elf union?
Myrtil Igaly: he's kind of like old Popplefot and the elves are us urchins in the workhouse
Lady Sumoku: It's a Festivus miracle!
Fauve Aeon: aw, they are cute, look at the little hats...
Mosseveno Tenk: so they lived in an 'astonishing castle' on top a hill
Mosseveno Tenk: yes, the red hat, carried over from the traditional little people, who tended to dress in scarlet and grey
Mosseveno Tenk: the next elf sighting is in 1873, on the december issue of Godey's Lady's Book, which i dived into the archives and found for you after the ball last night
Dee Wells Dagger: Nicely preserved images
Mosseveno Tenk: complete with library stamp
Mosseveno Tenk: the first image of santa's workshop
Myrtil Igaly: Ooooh
Mosseveno Tenk: so the legend is growing
Darlingmonster Ember: :D
Ceejay Writer: So elves exist because of the social media of the day.
Myrtil Igaly: there's one stealing from his pocket
Mosseveno Tenk: a tales that takes on more detail every time it is told
Mosseveno Tenk: much fo the lore was told without words, by magazine illustrators
Darlingmonster Ember: nice
Dee Wells Dagger: Wow
Mosseveno Tenk: here in 1922, Norman Rockwell had a go at them
Dee Wells Dagger: Ah, yes
Mosseveno Tenk: and once norman rockwell paints you, you've gone into the canon, i would think
Lady Sumoku: /me nods.
Mosseveno Tenk: now notice this is all american work. surprising, eh?
Mosseveno Tenk: later in the century, in the coca cola ads
Dee Wells Dagger: Santa looks haggard
Baron Klaus Wulfenbach: Americans are sentimentalists.
Timothy Sootworth: ee looks drunk
Mosseveno Tenk: and into our own memories, by rankin bass christmas specials of 1962
Ceejay Writer: Our Santas elves are much newer than I ever realized.
Dr. Henry Jekyll: /me nods...
DJ Rock And Roll: Drunk? No, but deep into the final run-up to Christmas Eve, and working very hard!
Mosseveno Tenk: and i love the movie Elf, becuase they went to this image... suggesting that the pole changes with our memory of it
Jimmy Branagh: You'd look haggard too if you visited 5 billion chimneys
Jimmy Branagh: In 24 hrs.
Mosseveno Tenk: now i never noticed before, but hermie there has round ears. i dont' think he was really an elf
Timothy Sootworth: /me giggles
Dee Wells Dagger: The one drinking coke is smiling because of the main ingredient back then
Lady Sumoku: I'd be haggard after one.
Mosseveno Tenk: and that, i believe, is where the elves came from.
Magda Kamenev: /me cheers!
Darlingmonster Ember: woo hoo
Darlingmonster Ember: /me applauds
Mosseveno Tenk: which even i didn't know until last night. these little buggers are very hard to find information on
Stereo Nacht:  `*.¸.*´ APPLAUSE `*.¸.*´APPLAUSE `*.¸.*´
Myrtil Igaly: /me applauds
Elleon Bergamasco: /me cheers!
Dee Wells Dagger: Excellent
Jimmy Branagh: /me applauds
Wulfriðe Blitzen: /me Applauds
Lady Sumoku: Sneaky little things.
Darlingmonster Ember: /me applauds
Ceejay Writer: He know the true meaning of Coca
Max Islay: so the original santa was a drugged delusional man? :P
Dee Wells Dagger: Very well done, Mr Boiler Elf
Lady Sumoku: /me claps
Mosseveno Tenk: i encourage you to google image the names i said, and make your own mind up on whether my hypothesis is correct or not
Jimmy Branagh: Great presentation!
Elleon Bergamasco: Barvo!
Dr. Henry Jekyll: /me looks bemused, but applauds anyway.
Mosseveno Tenk: and for a craft, my entire collection of christmas and krampus postcards
Mosseveno Tenk: now, the end of the story i started last year
Ceejay Writer: Thank you, boiler elf. I learned a lot, and took some notes of avenues I want to explore more.
Myrtil Igaly: Yay!!
Mosseveno Tenk: how little kevin wanted to beleive , but could not
Mosseveno Tenk: becauyse the man in the back of the macy's store had a fake beard
Ceejay Writer: GAsp! Generous
Liza Veliz: aplauds
Mosseveno Tenk: and the only night his parents closed the bedroom door was on christmas eve
Mosseveno Tenk: and they didn't close it all the way, even then
Dee Wells Dagger: Kinky
Mosseveno Tenk: so one year, after finals were over, i followed someone into second life
Ceejay Writer: goodness.
Mosseveno Tenk: and i came off orientation island much as you see me now, but a bit taller
Dee Wells Dagger: 0.O
Darlingmonster Ember: o.O
Mosseveno Tenk: i gave myself 2 rules, which i will nto tell you, that my caused my personality to form
Magda Kamenev: Only a bit?
Ceejay Writer: he yam what he yam
Dee Wells Dagger: Was there a radiation leak?
Mosseveno Tenk: and i gave myself a quest
Mosseveno Tenk: yes, i was taller, buecase of the deformity that comes with getting this short. that took me a while to get used to
Lady Sumoku: What is your favorite color?
Mosseveno Tenk: clear
Dee Wells Dagger: -.-
Jimmy Branagh: /me chuckles
Darlingmonster Ember: I hope there is a calendar in this story....
Mosseveno Tenk: my quest, to make second life interesting
Mosseveno Tenk: was to find santa
Mosseveno Tenk: and i met many santas
Ceejay Writer: :)
Mosseveno Tenk: but they were kinda.. well
Dee Wells Dagger: And pick up some x ray goggles
Mosseveno Tenk: perverts
Baron Klaus Wulfenbach: /me knows Duchess Highlands is not going to let go of that.
Darlingmonster Ember: gasp
Magda Kamenev: /me snorts.
Mosseveno Tenk: there was one named christmas mornignton that was probably the best of them
Lady Sumoku: Perverts in Second Live?
Mosseveno Tenk: but i wasn't satisfied
Lady Sumoku: *life
Mosseveno Tenk: because i knew, that the real santa would ask me to ride in his sleigh with him
Mosseveno Tenk: and one day, without prompting
Dr. Henry Jekyll: No relation to Victor Mornington?
Mosseveno Tenk: i got am IM from soeone i barely knew
Mosseveno Tenk: asking me to ride in the sleigh to peirmont landing
Mosseveno Tenk: that was before tenk was a mayor
Mosseveno Tenk: so
Timothy Sootworth: cor
Mosseveno Tenk: dreams do come true, eh?
Mosseveno Tenk: i get to ride the sleigh
Elleon Bergamasco: /me grins
Jimmy Branagh: /me applauds
Darlingmonster Ember: /me shivers with excitement
Mosseveno Tenk: and that's my story.
Darlingmonster Ember: /me applauds
Myrtil Igaly: They do!
Mosseveno Tenk: thank you.
Lady Sumoku: /me claps
Magda Kamenev: /me cheers again!
Timothy Sootworth: yay!
Magda Kamenev: .-'`'-. APPLAUSE APPLAUSE .-'`'-.
Stereo Nacht:  `*.¸.*´ APPLAUSE `*.¸.*´APPLAUSE `*.¸.*´
Myrtil Igaly: /me claps
Darlingmonster Ember: /me applauds
Jimmy Branagh: Thank you!
Liza Veliz: applauds
Baron Klaus Wulfenbach: /me applauds
Mosseveno Tenk: /mbow
Ceejay Writer: oh wow - didn't know Piermont brought you in!
Wulfriðe Blitzen: /me claps and smiles
Dee Wells Dagger: And act as chief prosecutor
Jimmy Branagh: Great Salon!
Mosseveno Tenk: /mbow
Darlingmonster Ember: YAY!
Magda Kamenev: Thank you!
Mosseveno Tenk: no gestures, aye
Dr. Henry Jekyll: /me applauds without the use of gestures.
Joey: applauds
Mosseveno Tenk: tips will be going into the clockwork kraken meter
Baron Klaus Wulfenbach: /me nods
Magda Kamenev: /me waves.
Ceejay Writer: Well done sir! This was so enjoyable. When I wasn't scared out of my socks
Lady Sumoku: Krakens need Giftmas too.
DJ Rock And Roll: /me applauds wildly
Joey: Got to run...but Merry Christmas to all
Myrtil Igaly: Thank you, I learnt a lot!
Mosseveno Tenk: i dont' like coca cola santa. he's creepy
Dee Wells Dagger: Yes, and high
Ceejay Writer: He's too fluffy.
Jimmy Branagh: Yeh 'ee's loike Popplefart
Timothy Sootworth: fanks mister
Baron Klaus Wulfenbach: /me thinks he heard a capsule.
Dee Wells Dagger: Hehe Jimmy
Stereo Nacht: Good night Mr. Joey!
Jimmy Branagh: Oy dun loike Cloke neither
Mosseveno Tenk: that was a cool avatar joey had
Stereo Nacht: And good night Ms. Igaly!
Ceejay Writer: Merry Christmas, and/or whatever way you celebrate, and I must be off to finish writing a New Years legend, myself!
Myrtil Igaly: Good night Miss Stereo!
Dee Wells Dagger: Take care, those leaving :)
Liza Veliz: Thanks for good story adn history  telling
Jimmy Branagh: Merry Christmas, Mr. Boiler!  Merry Christmas everyone!
Baron Klaus Wulfenbach: Danke, Herr Boiler Elf, for another fascinating presentation.
Liza Veliz: Merry Chritmas
DJ Rock And Roll: I think the modern-day Grateful Dead wrote a song about the Coca-Cola Santa. "Driving that sleigh, high on cocaine, Santa Claus you'd better watch your speed.....", but their management team told them to change it to a song about Casey Jones.
Liza Veliz: christmas*
Mosseveno Tenk: ill be in town the rest the day if you need boiler elf to do anything
Stereo Nacht: Good night Mr. Michigan, Dr. Jekyll, Clockwinder, Mr. Branagh, Ms. Dagger, Ms. Kate, Ms. Writer, Ms. Ember, Ms. Sumoku, Ms. Bergamasco, Admiral Beaumont, Duchess Liz and everyone!
Stereo Nacht: /me curtsies
Baron Klaus Wulfenbach: Gute Nacht, those leaving.
Miss Kate: i always wondered what the aether salon was all about...  :)
Dr. Henry Jekyll: I myself have some business to attend to at the hospital. Thank you for the lecture, Mr. Boiler Elf.
Ceejay Writer: Good night Stereo!
Lady Sumoku: /me waves
DJ Rock And Roll: Good night to those leaving
Lady Sumoku: Merry that-mas!
Dr. Henry Jekyll: Good night, merry Christmas.
Jimmy Branagh: Noight awl!
Wulfriðe Blitzen: /me waves to those leaving
Myrtil Igaly: Good night everyone!
Wildstar Beaumont: good night everybody !
Baron Klaus Wulfenbach: Any more tips for our speaker?
Liz Wilner: goodnight everyone :)
Ceejay Writer: off with me!  Hope to see you all soon.
Darlingmonster Ember: /me smiles
Lady Sumoku: /me waves some more
Lady Sumoku: I think I've fed the Krakens enough for today.
Wulfriðe Blitzen: Photos of tonight's meeting will be appearing presently in the Flikr Aether group
Baron Klaus Wulfenbach: Heh.
Liz Wilner: /me waces to all...and relocates
Darlingmonster Ember: So glad I had time to come today.
Darlingmonster Ember: thank you all!!
Dee Wells Dagger: :)
Mosseveno Tenk: was that ok?
Dee Wells Dagger: It was excellent

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