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.