Friday, December 26, 2008

Missed My Rez Day!

I was so busy scheming that I managed to miss my first Rez Day!

I Supposed I Am Amused...

I do not know how I missed this rather hilarious holiday tale by Miss Rhianon Jameson involving me, but I must admit...she has me pegged rather well--particularly at the end...*chuckles*

I managed to get through the day without threatening a single soul yesterday, although I am a bit disappointed that I did not get my tool set, new doom ray, Tesla coil, shark, giant automaton or catnip mousie.

However, I did find quite a LOT of coal in my bin...

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Checking It Twice...

Naughty or nice? I am always naughty. Let the big fat red elf decide otherwise...

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Tuesday, December 23, 2008

12 Days of Steampunk Mad Scientist Christmas

This is a somewhat familiar little ditty that I wrote myself and was recited tonight for me by Mr Eclipse (due to quite extenuating RL circumstances) at the Steelhead Holiday Storytelling event. I do hope you enjoy it:

The 12 Days of Steampunk Mad Scientist Christmas
by Malegatto Alter

On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me...a tock lobster in the warehouse
On the second day of Christmas, my true love gave to me...two Tesla coils
On the third day of Christmas, my true love gave to me...three brass cogs
On the fourth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me...four rubber gloves
On the fifth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me...FIVE BIG AIRSHIPS!
On the sixth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me...six mobs a yelling
On the seventh day of Christmas, my true love gave to folks a screaming
On the eighth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me...eight rats a running
On the ninth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me...nine minions missing
On the tenth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me...ten labs a burning
On the eleventh day of Christmas, my true love gave to me...eleven beakers bubbling
On the twelfth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me...twelve diff'rence engines

Miss Tanarian Davies published the rather funny transcript of The Elf being a good sport and reading it for me HERE...

Monday, December 22, 2008

HA! I Shall Read for Steelhead's Holiday!

Tomorrow, Steelhead will be holding a holiday storytelling event from 4 to 9pm SLT in the Ballroom.

In addition to other participants, I was asked to do a reading tomorrow and shall be reciting a little parody I wrote entitled the "12 Days of Mad Scientist Christmas" at 8:45 pm SLT. Do attend. It is the holidays so I shall not threaten you with a doom ray to do so (perhaps)!
Mr Quan, this time it would actually be appropriate for you to wear your Santa outfit...

Saturday, December 20, 2008

On a Dark New Babbage Corner...

A lycan, a vampire and a tiny otter were standing on a corner in New Babbage. If that makes for the beginning of a joke, I only wish. Not knowing of their intentions (especially the tiny otter), I steered a bit clear at first perusing the nearby shops and weighing my options. I paused to look and then, remembering that I had my clockwork pistol concealed under my lab coat, I continued to watch them...Right before my eyes the lycan became a sharply-dressed gentleman. When his collagues left, we exchanged pleasantries and he introduced himself as Mr. Moses Mureaux, a local merchant. He explained that he enjoyed being able to run free in his true form sometimes. Well, you can not necessarily blame a feline such as myself for being cautious...especially around otters. Do not ask...

Friday, December 19, 2008

Bow Indeed!

If only they all were so well-trained...

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Thursday, December 18, 2008

Hear Me Extolling Steelhead's Virtues

You may hear me extolling the virtues of the Steelhead community HERE at the beginning of the SL Under the Radar podcast. Quite funny...I didn't think my voice was that...high. Do not worry, he slows it down to "normal" after the intro so you can truly hear what I am saying. HA!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Snowball Turret...You Have Been Warned

"Oh, what is this?" you might be wondering. Perched upon my Port Harbor warehouse is an Ordinal snowball turret. I have it set to 15 m at the moment, but I might set it on 50m sniper setting and amuse myself highly...

I would add one to the Caledon lab if I didn't think the neighbors would have conniption fits.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Big Babbage Snowball Battle

Capt. Redgrrl Llewellyn hosted a steampunk snowball fort fight and rum nog party recently in New Babbage. I had a tremendous time and got a chance to break in my Ordinal snowball rifle with the urchins and other citizens. Dr Obolensky used his bee rifle instead. Young Mr. Loki Eliot (who proved to be rather hard to hit!) made a delightful machinima about the event:

Friday, December 12, 2008

Flaming Temporal Machines

I do not know of this "Dr. Who", but I do know that Miss Hilra and the gargoyle, Mr Glineux, seem to delight in his TARDIS temporal machine creations...and reducing them to bits it seems...

Thursday, December 11, 2008

He Sank My...Paddleship

What started as a leisurely outing in my iron sidewheeler ended in flames, destruction and much paw-shaking on my end after engaging Col. O'Toole in a bit of a small battle in Port Harbor. It was quite fun actually, and once I have a better handle on maneuvering and discharging the cannon and such, I look forward to doing so again. You may pick up an armed paddleboat for yourself at his home if you should care to do the same.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

ETK New Release: Angry Mob Kit

Have you done something "wrong?" Perhaps an experiment escaped...again? Tired of angry mobs and rioters showing up on your doorstep? If you can't beat them, might as well join them, right?

The ETK Angry Mob kit comes with the two basic essentials every indignant townsperson or rioter needs: a pitchfork and a torch...

You may find it for 1L at the shops in the Tamrannoch Lab or Steelhead Warehouse or on the aethernet!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Operation Minion Rescue!

I was a touch distressed after finding those cans of kibble. Mr Quan is not your average minion, as he was sent to me by Hidden Paw themselves to help protect me. Ha! I say it is to keep tabs on me, but that is besides the point. As I was going to feed the squiddy thing, a little mousie tidbit came up to me and started squeaking away. I was a second away from making it my snack when I realized it was Mr Quan's pet mouse Five! I am not fluent in Rodent and he was speaking rather fast, so I could only understand "mountain," "trapped" and "rocks"...
I gathered up some supplies and Five and I ran through the streets of the town until we found ourselves at the base of Mt. Steelhead...I made my way inside, holding my torch out in front of me in the darkness. "Cato? You miserable pain in my neck...where are you?!" I shouted. I could hear a faint pain-filled mewing. I set my torch down in dismay and took up my pickaxe, hacking away at the rocks... I sniffed the air and picked up on his scent. Dear God, it was truly an offense to my feline sense of smell. Finally, I broke through and there he was, filthy and lying there rather helplessly. I saw a marmoset's bones nearby and didn't even wish to think of how he had survived down here for six weeks! On what? Runoff water and insects? My God, what number life is he on now, the fool?!I tossed my pickaxe behind me back towards the entrance and carefully pulled him outside. All that training at Headquarters was not for nothing after all, but my paws were straining a bit from the exertion. I had to get us out of harm's way, as I worried that the rocks could collapse again upon us both. Once outside, I looked down at him with relief, but the next time he pulls a stunt like this...I might have to just let him stay under the mountain!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

On the Hunt

Still aching and a bit weak from my recent lab incident, I thought I would resume my search for Mr Quan, who has now been missing for quite a while even by cat standards. I heard rumors of his last being seen around Mt. Steelhead and thought I would check it out. I looked down on the ground and noticed a familiar item...A Krazy Kat Kibble can with his scent was still upon it! Surely Mr Quan had been here...
But did he go down there? I looked at the water and wondered...
As I walked back to the Port Harbor warehouses, I spotted a glint of metal on the uneven ground where excavations had recently taken place during construction. Another kibble can! What the?

Friday, December 5, 2008

A Harrowing Evening

I am usually a bit more careful, so I do not know how the explosion happened or how smoke came to be billowing out of the Caledon Tam lab...
But the next thing I knew I found myself lying on a table at Caledon Regency Hospital. I have no idea how the minions got me there, but they had instructions to do so in case I could not tend to myself. I do not trust most crackpot quack doctors out there to treat me, but if I have to pick one, at least Dr. Mason is familiar with dealing with mechanical parts. I became quite feverish and in addition to my raving and ranting about my parents and minions, I am quite sure that I promised to kill him... However, my senses are quite keen and I could have sworn that at one point there were two Dr. Masons present. The other told me his name was "Marcus". Could I have been hallucinating in my delirium? The last thing I remember before closing my eyes was looking up and seeing the Doctor standing over me, singing a song in an eastern Feline dialect to calm me...
For what it was worth, upon my waking in the morning much improved, I was brought fresh salmon for my breakfast. A good medical institution indeed! Now, where are those minions? *narrows eyes*

Evil Kitty of the Week: They Come in Threes

Yes! I am clapping my paws with glee thinking about the unsuspecting humans!

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Tuesday, December 2, 2008

ETK Labs Warehouse is Complete!

The minions did a good job on the Port Harbor warehouse complex. Well, they better have. I am rather pleased and much craziness will follow in the coming future. Your safety can not necessarily be assured (fire, experiments, and other assorted unforeseen side effects) and "accidents" do happen. How they wrested the giant squiddy thing from the Lab to its new home, I would rather not know. Come to think of it...where is Minion #18?
I believe visitors will find the complex most interesting with glimpses of unusual things...Well, I had to store my Tock Lobster somewhere...

Monday, December 1, 2008

Let the Building Begin...Hold the Seals Please

I arrived at Port Harbor and thought "What lovely architecture" at the view from its teleport point. It will be interesting to see what my neighbors will construct. I wonder if they will be using minions as well. And there is no truth to the rumors that I pushed a minion off of the roof. He, well, slipped...I found a few seals underneath the pier near my lot. The Elf told me that I was not to a) eat them, b) use them for my latest experiments or c) eat them.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Port Harbor Has Arrived...Moving Shall Commence

I heard the news that Port Harbor was indeed here and rushed over to see it upon its arrival...
I stood atop a precipice overlooking Steelhead's other sims with other excited citizens...Time to pack up some things here at the Lab. Finally, a place to store my...well, you shall just have to see, now won't you? On to Port Harbor!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Oh No, HYU Schot Op...

I believe the Baron adds a lot to the Steelhead community in quite a positive way, but after very rudely being told by a jager to "schot op" last night in Steelhead's main chat, I should like to tell him something that he once told me in a comment in this aethernet journal:

"I would request that you rein in your minions. Let me put it to you in a way more designed to appeal to one of your ambitions: They are making you look bad."

Mine might try the occasional elfnapping, but is never mean-spirited and so impolite as to deign to speak to others like that in such a public forum. I held my tongue last night, but can not promise such in the future.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Oh My Yes...A Tock Lobster

I was a bit hungry when I created this...It is the beginnings of a tock lobster automaton of sorts and is quite a work in progress. What does it do? Wouldn't you like to know? Oh, and this is the small one. In the meanwhile, I shall leave you with this fantastic strip from the comic papers. I laughed as it is a scenario I know all too well.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Babbage Town Meeting

I thought that I would join the good citizens of New Babbage at their town meeting. I do find them rather agreeable and they have made me feel quite welcome in their community forums. After all, being surrounded by so many cog- and invention-loving folks is oddly comforting in a way. That and the fact that you're not quite sure who might be wearing the latest invention that could wipe out the whole town in a blink of an eye...

Friday, November 14, 2008

Evil Tiny Kitty of the Week: Deny, Deny, DENY

Quite alright, my friend. Denial is good...that is all that you can do. I am cheering for you.

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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Deeds, Not Words

Oh come now...Let us just say that I am looking forward to my move to Steelhead.

Sunday, November 9, 2008


I have still not heard anything from my minion. I can once again assure you that I had absolutely nothing to do with his disappearance. I posted my missing sign out on the lab wall. Mr Eclipse offered to send a search party to look for him. Hm...I hope this prolonged absence is not part of one of Mr Quan's "schemes" or I shall throttle him when I see him!

Friday, November 7, 2008

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Missing: One Minion

I am a "bit" worried.

Lest one states that worry as being a particular weakness of mine, I should like to remind you that I do not normally worry about minions. After all, it was a minion who caused me to have my metal arm and lose life #3. That is a story for another time. Reflecting upon that, I realize that loyal dedicated ones such as Mr Quan are rather hard to find.

Mr Quan, in his usual one-track minded way left me a note in the lab stating that he was going to look into that Steelhead treasury silver again. I can only sigh and imagine Miss Hilra inflicting some particularly interesting punishment upon his person. It seems he has gone missing and for once, no, I was not the reason why! The last I heard, he was seen around the vicinity of Mt. Steelhead. If I don't hear anything back about him soon, I shall have to establish a search party and find him myself.

Friday, October 31, 2008

Evil Kitty of the Week: Halloween Edition

Halloween is one of my favorite days of the year, but why why why do humans believe that perpetuating indignities upon us such as costumes is "cute"? If anything, all of these felines have one thing in common: Resentment seething just beneath the surface. Look into your kitty's eyes and see their simmering cauldrons of festering, suppressed anger. Sleep lightly humans...sleep lightly...

Friday, October 24, 2008

Evil Kitty of the Week: It Is YOU, Idiot!

The imbecile said "Kitty" one too many times. It's enough to push anyone over the edge...

Friday, October 17, 2008

Evil Kitty of the Week: Go for the Jugular!

You poor thing...I do not know how you held it in that long...

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Mad Science and Parrots

Tonight was a "Mad Science" themed night in Steelhead. I thought I would take a break from my experiments (crustaceans, chemicals, and pistons) and join my future neighbors... I do wish I had a photograph of the Baron Wulfenbach and the lovely brain he was holding. I am sure it could be of great use. At one point trout and parrots became plentiful. I set a great deal aside to take back with me to the lab. I think I might like this place already...

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Staking My Claim

I have decided to put in for a new parcel of land in the upcoming region of Steelhead Port Harbor. I do believe it will be a good fit as mad science seems to be encouraged. 'Tis along the water, which is good...although I have not had a fire in the lab in quite a while now...As I was in Town Hall, I heard some rather unmistakable squeaking and was excited to see a resident rat. He looked rather tasty actually, but I had already eaten before my arrival. I did consider taking him home for a snack later. Perhaps another time...

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

An Even Bigger Problem...


I took a short trip to Babbage and upon my return found that the mutated squiddy thing mutated yet again...Once I determined that it would not eat me (good) or my neighbors (a pity), I was able to focus on other matters. In the spirit of the autumn season, I have set out a few pumpkins. If anything, I hope they will distract folks from the huge tentacle-y thing that seems to like being in my front yard...

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Tamrannoch Sights

I thought I would take a walk around the neighborhood, as there were no neighbors present to say anything innocuous to me. Who knew Tamrannoch had such...unusual sights to see? On Mr Hassanov's property, a steam mammoth, with an air vehicle caught in its tusks...Intriguing...that axe could come in handy...Hatshepsut is here in Tam? Ahhh...a female as ambitious as I am! Power! Glory! Ruling it all! *cackles* That gives me an idea actually...