Summer Time on the Shire!

Josephine, The Movie Mammoth of Raglan!

Halfway through a nice lazy month of August and things have been humming along nicely after the conclusion of the Tiny Olympics! As we gear up for the Medieval Festival which starts September 13th, theres lots of stuff thats been happening & neat stuff to come in the next weeks!

So go out and grab a waffle name, drink some lemonade, get some fishing in and get ready 😀

2008 Raglan Tiny Olympics – Final Wrap Up & Thanks!

ITS A WRAP FOLKS!

So its been a few weeks since the end of the Spectacular Raglan Shire Tiny Olympics & I thought I’d do a huge Ginormous wrap up post thanking everyone.

First off, our FINAL Linden Total for the Olympics fundraising effort for One.org was 125,325L!
This is a fantastic total considering we raised this in only 3 weekends. Once again, the tiny population in Second Life is minuscule… TINY even! we make up less then 1% of the total Second Life population so to be able to raise what we did is awesome and everyone involved deserves huge props!  YAYYYY! *Kermit the Frog wild arm flailing*

Shortly, I’ll be selling the linden on the Lindex to convert it to real life money to send off to ONE.Org. When its all said and rounded up, this will ultimately be $500 USD that will be sent to ONE. which combined with the previous two ONE fundraising events we did at this years Tiny MardiGras & last years Medieval festival in October of ’07 is a total of $1300.00 USD

That is a lotta Money & will go far in helping people & educating others around the globe!
Once again, Way to go folks! *more Kermit the frog wild arm flailing*

Huge thanks to the following people for their efforts in making the Raglan Shire Tiny Olympics as much awesome fun as they were!

Teal Freenote for Organising the Tiny Olympic Torch Relay, booking the Live musicians
and for making the Graphics that we used for the Tiny Olympic signs.

Summer Seale for designing and creating the Tiny Olympic Torch Flame that burned throughout the Tiny Olympics as well as the Hand held Flames used in the Torch relay and also for creating the Olympic Particle rings that hung over the Paw & Whisker.

Xerxes Luna & Catten Carter for creating the Networked Kiosks that we used to collect donations for ONE.org . These things were amazing!

Bo Fiddlesticks & Chaffro for creating the individual medals that were given out to competitors.

Robie Bloch & Noma Falta for performing excellent sets of live music for the enjoyment of all.

Also the following who either created or ran one or more of the events:
Awor Blabbermouth who created the Archery & Running long jump as well as the bicycles used in the Tour De Shire plus many other build additions and scripts used throughout the Olympics.
Baldi McMillan who created & ran the amazing Olympic Balloon race,
Bloodsong Termagent who created the fantabulous Team Tower of Victory Event as well as ran the Olympic fishing tourneyfor which he also created the amazing Olympic fish to catch.
Catten Carter who created the Olympic Javelin Event as well as the Surfing plus helping with many other aspects of the Olympics.
Chaffro Schoonmaker who created & ran the Olympic Cloud Chasing hurdles as well as running the Olympic Catfight Event.
Etheria Parrott who created and ran the Olympic Mounted Puppy race.
Panacea Pangaea who came up with the rules and ran the 40 Minute Olympic Silica Cubicle Build Challenge along with Drfran as a judge.
Karmagirl Avro &  Morticia Uram who ran the Olympic Primtionary Event.
Josephine Planar who ran the Olympic Surfing Competition & the Olympic Tour DeShire Bike race.
Eleanora Newell & Fox Obviate who created & ran the Olympic RikShaw race.
Kul Breiz who ran the Olympic Pie Toss event
Shadow Marlin who created & ran the Olympic Equestrian event.
Xerxes Luna who created not just the cat fight but the Olympic Fencing Event which he also ran.

Thanks as well to Everyone who created items that were at the Swag Area! Whether they were freebies designed to help get people in the spirit of the tiny Olympics or olympic themed items for sale with proceeds going to the ONE Campaign, your contributions were greatly appreciated! Also anyone who contributed donations directly, thank you 😀

Big thanks to the captains of the 3 teams, Legolas, Karmagirl & Chaffro for helping motivate & lead their teams! 🙂

And lastly, Thanks to the teams themselves! Everyone on the Red, Purkle & Green teams! You were all brilliant! The Team spirit,enthusiasm & sportsmanship that everyone demonstrated was awesome! *more frog arm flailing*  WTG ALL 😀

Apologies to anyone who might not be listed and again, Everyones efforts were and are always appreciated! *starts singing the tiny Olympic tune*

Thanks to everyone for making the Tiny Olympics such a success! 😀

THERES NO BUSINESS LIKE SHOW BUSINESS!

Renowned Second Life Theater Troupe Performs for The Tiny Folk & Friends!

And what a show it was!  Performing in front of a full house of 67 avatars, The Tiny crowd was entertained and amused to no end as The troupe performed acts, skits, musical numbers and feats of wonderment for all to enjoy! 

A huge round of applause to “The Show Must Go On” and all its principles for taking the enormous amount of time and energy to stage something this elaborate and creative in Second Life and an even bigger round of appluase for Once again coming to Raglan to perform for us! 

We Love the Show Must Go On 😀

LADIES & GENTLEMEN.. MAY WE PRESENT…..

Come one! Come All! Come see the All new performance of

THE SHOW MUST GO ON!

This Saturday, August 9th at 2pm SLT on Raglan Shire!

The Show Must Go On is a Performance Troupe helmed by Osprey Therian that combines aspects of live theater, vaudville, carnivale, comedy & music with lots of thrills, magic & wonderment that is guarenteed to engage & amuse!

A highly entertaining stage show, this years Troupe has all new acts and if you didnt get a chance to see them last year when they performed for us or at any of the other venues about the grid , you won’t want to miss this show as TSMGO performs as Tinys 😀

Make sure to come early to get a good seat! 🙂

Tiny Olympics Ends in Fine Style!

BREAKING NEWS!

After Four weekends & three grueling weeks of Olympic competition, The RED TEAM has won the Overall Team Points competition to take the Gold Medal in the TIny Olympics! Captained by Karmagirl Avro, the Red team showed focused determination & Teamwork & never wavered in their march to Olympic Golden Glory!

Congratulations Red Team!

And Congratulations to the Purkle team who took the SIlver Medal & to the Green Team who took Bronze!

In Fairness its almost unfair to announce winners as everyone on all the teams were fantastic! Everyone competed hard, tried their best, showed excellent sportsmanship  & had a blast during the entire Tiny Olympic Games!  Way to go Everyone!

Saturdays final two events were the Tiny Olympic Fencing & The Tiny Tower of Victory! Both were a blast to watch as the purple team took gold in fencing while the Red Team took Gold in the Tower.

Sunday we enjoyed the Closing ceremonies which saw the Team Medal Awards presentation, A Wonderful Live Musical performance by Noma Falta & Her All TIny Backing band (LOL) and the final words which saw A massive fireworks show & the extinguishing of the Olympic Flame at the main torch!

But do not feel sadness as the flame was extinguished, for in Raglan Shire tradition, A small portion of the flame was passed to Xavier, The Curator of the Raglan Shire Museum located on the Raglan Commons sim where it will continue to burn as part of an Exhibit detailing the Raglan Shire Tiny Olympics!

Look for more verbage in the next few days about the Olympics but for now, once again, WTG ALL!

We raised OVER $120,000 L For ONE.ORG!

Tinys Rule 😀 

ONE LAST Tiny Olympic Weekend to Go!!

The Close of the Tiny  Olympics is near! eep!

But theres still a few things left before we extinguish the flame!

On Friday, Jo’s hosting Movie night at 11 am at The Theater Dome! She’ll be screening the Animated film, The Incredibles!  (fek i LUV that movie!)

Then later that night at 6pm, Karma and the Red Team will be hosting an Olympic Toga Party for everybody! It will be held at the Tiny Olympic Village located behind the Paw & Whisker on Raglan Shire. Karma will be DJ’ing tunes & there should be the usual Tiny insanity that everyone’s come to expect 🙂

Then on Saturday its the last day of competition as The teams will compete in the last 2 events of the Tiny Olympics! The Tiny Fencing Tourney at 11:30 am & The TEAM Tower of Victory Event at 1:30pm! Both of these events should be ultra exciting!

Sunday brings the closing ceremonies as we say goobye to the games, announce the overall team winners and award all teams their medals. As a special bonus, Acclaimed Blues Musician & live musical performer Noma Falto will be performing for everyone at noon on sunday!

Afterwards we’ll be extinguishing the flame and bringing to a close one of the most exciting Events that we have ever had on The Raglan Cluster! So good luck teams & enjoy this final weekend folks!

its History 😀

EDIT: on July 31st @ 8 pm, we hit our goal of $100,000L raised for ONE.org!

Home Stretch of The Tiny Olympics!

This past weekend had exciting Tiny Olympic Action in Spades!

6 Events over Saturday & Sunday with the teams battling it out in the Pie Toss, the Mounted Puppy Race, the Olympic Rikshaw Race, the Equestrian Event, The Surfing Finals & the Olympic Cat Fight Tourney!

All of these events were crazy fun & exciting to watch but the story of the weekend was Etheria (pictured above) who was in the hospital Emergency room friday night (SL Time) with serious pain. Yet despite being hospitalized, Etheria was able to get patched up and dash home to log on and  not only run the Mounted Puppy Event (which was hilarious to watch) but to compete in the other events as well! And in true tiny competitive grit, in her first event, actually Win the GOLD medal and 7 points for her team in the Olympic Pie Toss!

With the Purkle team trailing the top 3 scores in the Pie Toss entering the last round, Etheria, with the Last attempt for her team to post a medal qualifying score, calmly stepped up to the Pie Toss area and launched what would become the Top Score to win the gold! Bravo! *Applause*

At the end of the 3rd weekend, Team point totals so far are:

RED TEAM – 95 Pts

PURKLE TEAM – 82 Pts

GREEN TEAM – 63 Pts

With over $70,000 L raised so far for ONE.org and One More Weekend to Go, there’s still plenty of STUFF to come 😀

 

Tiny Olympics entering the 3rd weekend!

This weekend marks the 3rd weekend of Tiny Olympic competition!  EEEEP!

Lots of events on saturday & sunday! You can see the full list by clicking the “Events Calendar” link to the right there *points at link*

We’re closing in on $60,000 L raised so far for the One Campaign to eliminate hunger and the picture above shows the Tiny Olympic SWAG area where you can buy AWESOME Olympic themed items with all proceeds going to ONE.org or pick up some Sweet Olympic freebie Swag as well!

Good Luck teams this weekend!

Tiny Olympics after 2 Weekends!

The Raglan Shire Tiny Olympics entered its 2nd week of competition & WOW what a weekend!

Before the events started back up on Saturday & Sunday, Everyone was invited to Attend an Olympic Ball thrown by Purkle team Captain Legolas & Bloodwynna who DJ’ed for the Ball as well. Members from all teams came decked out in team colors & uniforms as well as fancy tiny evening wear! Prizes were awarded, music was played & Tinys danced and generally had an uproarious time!

Saturday brought the return of the events!

Teams competed in the Cloudchaser Hurdles, a Giant Hurdles course set 750 meters in the sky! This event was held twice for folks in the various timezones. During the second run of the Cloudchase Hurdles, FLY was disabled meaning the competitors (as well as the spectators heh) had to be extra careful to time their jumps or risk falling to their doom below!

The Running Long Jump was marred by script failure and will be rescheduled but that didn’t deter the tiny teams spirits as they moved onto the Olympic Tiny Javelin Event! Tinys took turns throwing the javelin ( see above pic of Isis who took javelin Gold) and in the end, fun was had, nobody was impaled & it was time for the last event of the day.. The Tiny Archery Tournament!

Tiny Archers from all 3 teams competed and again, nobody was impaled or struck by stray arrows, after  the opening rounds were finished, a tiebreaker was needed to determine the winner! It was very exciting 🙂

Sunday arrived with more spectacle!

At 11 am sharp,  over half a dozen brightly colored hot air balloons with pilots & co-pilots from each team in each balloon rose high into the air from the Raglan Commons sim & began a race that took them over The Commons, Raglan Galaxy, Heron Shire, Morning Shire, Athen Shire & Raglan Shire Sims!  It was a spectacular sight to see & per usual, all the teams were very competitive in this skill based event!

Afterwords it was time for the 2nd Annual Tour De Shire! An Olympic bicycle race utilizing Awors brilliant tiny bikes on a challenging course on the southern part of Raglan Shire. Obstacles on the course included a Large Mud Pit jump and a Vicious Spiked jump. Teams competed & throughout the event, you could hear the various team cheers & chants from all spectators in attendance!

Heres a video of the Tour De Shire done by Xerxes!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_vdIXUuuhY

The final event of the day & the weekend was the Olympic Fisherbeast Fishing  Tourney at Willow Creek on The Commons sim. With a throng of spectators on a platform next door on The Galaxy sim looking on and cheering their teams, the Competitors in the event itself battled it out in furious fishing action for an hour! Bloodsong ran the event & created special Olympic themed fish to catch for the teams! These Olympic fish are available to catch (if you can!) for anybody throughout the duration of the Tiny Olympics!

So as the 2nd Weekend of Tiny Olympic Events came to a close, the Team Totals are at

RED TEAM – 60 Points

GREEN TEAM – 42 Points

PURKLE TEAM – 33 Points

Also we have raised $50,000 + so far for the ONE Campaign to Eliminate Hunger!

We’re halfway to our goal with 2 more weekends to go!  WTG ALL 😀

The Tiny Olympics! Week 2!

Here’s a great pic of the Torch Relay Runners who ran the sim and passed the torch on Saturday during the Relay Run leading up to the Torch lighting Ceremony! WTG Runners!

Here’s the Video to the Torch run on Saturday 🙂
www.youtube.com/watch?v=MS27LCIBTbI

Remember, there’s events coming up this weekend!

Teams! Be sure to get your practice in on the various areas for the events that are this weekend!  The Cloud Hurdles above Raglan (can grab a port up there at the Track & Field grounds), The Javelin Throw, The Running Long Jump & The Archery at the Track & Field Area, The Balloon Race over at the NW corner of Raglan Commons & tonight we’ll place the Tour de Shire Bicycle course down on the southern portion of the Raglan Shire Sim so folks can start to get their laps in there as well! & of course.. FISHING!

Also Friday, Legolas & Bloodwynna will be hosting & DJ’ing an Olympic Ball

at The Paw & Whisker on friday night at 6pm – 8pm!  Prizes & Tunes, Dancing and STUFF!

So far we’ve raised over $27,000 for the ONE Campaign to Eliminate Hunger! Way to go folks! Keep getting the word out! w000t!!

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