This week we have a real treat from the Archives for you – a story that goes all the way back to 2009, and the very first of our Tales from New Babbage!
You can watch it on this blog, and you can also see the show on the Designing Worlds Vimeo Archive channel at: https://vimeo.com/371359132. And you can join the special Watch Party (at 2pm SLT) in our studio on Garden of Dreams.
We were in New Babbage to inspect some of the fascinating new engineering works deep beneath this most steampunk of cities and – as the people of Babbage say – What Could Possibly Go Wrong?
For we weren’t deterred by the fact that there are all sorts of strange legends and rumours about the oldest parts of the city … nor were we put off by the fact fact that this is, actually, our closest show to Halloween.
No, this would be a nice, calm, peaceful show.
Well, at all events, it will be a show unlike any other Designing Worlds, that we can promise you!
It’s based on a short story – The Trains Don’t Run Under Clockhaven by Aeolus Cleanslate (who appears as himself) – and it marks the first appearance of the redoubtable Mr Biggins (in his first persona; he’s had several). The story appears in the volume Tales Of New Babbage Volume One.
Mr Aeolus Cleanslate
Miss Saffia Widdershins
Mr Elrik Merlin
Miss Ceejay Writer
With thanks to PJ Trenton
So do join us for an early Halloween show at 2pm today!
Next week we’ll be travelling around the grid to see some of the fabulous Halloween places that have been created by Second Life residents.