It’s summer in Raglan and it’s SIZZLIN! There is so much OSSUM stuffage to do in the Shires this summer – play Prim Charades, catch a movie with your sweetie at the drive-in theater, take a class at Raglan U, have a picnic with friends, Haiku Speed Build, TSW shopping, Poetry Slam, Thursdays with DJ Shandy, Sci-Fi Radio Theater, or just chill out OOLside. So much to do it’s overwheming!! *thud*
Summer WOOTSTOCK begins on July 16 – two days of peace, love, waffles, and some of the best music in Second Life. Check out the event calendar for the line up.
This week in Raglan:
Thursday, July 7
7:00pm – DJ Shandy
Friday, July 8
5:00pm – Prim Charades Friday SL
Saturday, July 9
7:00am – Raglan Haiku Speed Build
Sunday, July 10
8:00am – Sci-Fi Radio Theatre – Raglan Galaxy
Monday, July 11
6:00pm – Raglan Shire Poetry Slam
Tuesday, July 12
10:30am – Prim Charades
Wednesday, July 13
12:00pm – Raglan U – Wednesday with Toady
This just in from the National Raglan Weather Service! A Warm front is heading our way and is projected to arrive late Sunday through mid day Monday bringing rising temperatures to the Shire! It looks like an early Spring arrives and with it, melting snow and the possible reappearance of Grass!
As such we’ll be holding our Final skating party of Winterfest at the Skating rink on Mt Waffle. DJ Conall McGinnis will be spinning tunez and Live Musical Performer Tamra Sands will be singing for us from 1-2 pm Sunday January 23rd. Come for the fun and wonderful music and with luck temperatures will hold cuz it would suck if the whole mountain melted and collapsed taking down the rink while everyone is on it… Medical teams will be standing by just in case..
Once upon a time, There was a place called Raglan Shire, a place where the tinies lived and played. It prospered and grew and it was good. In later years however, whispers came of a great uncertainty that was sweeping the neighboring lands where the big folken lived.
It was decided that a secondary location far far away should be started in case anything should happen. And so one fateful morning, a merry band of tinies set out on a ship loaded with supplies, waffles, wootberries and a single seed from the Great Tree Steve.
Their quest was to find a place where they could start a colony of the Raglan Shire. After weeks of sailing through uncharted seas they arrived on a desert isle that miraculously had an abundant source of fresh water.
After making a temporary camp, they found a spot in the middle of the island and planted the Seed from the Great tree Steve. The Seed took root and after much care and some special alchemical feeding from the magical wootberry juice, grew into a tree of such size that it burst through the clouds and towered over the land. It was the greatest tree of all.
The tinies then worked night and day and day and night building a Great City upon the tree and in the process created a magical place for all to come and explore and enjoy.
Welcome to Raglan Shire Inworldz, The Tree the tinies of the Raglan Shire will come to call their second home.
So what’s it all mean? Well for one thing it means that Raglan Shire in Second Life is not moving! BAM! Not going anywhere! We’re still going to be doing what we’ve tried to do best over the past 3+ years which is provide a friendly, creative and fun place in Second Life for folken of tiny and all sizes to come and interact, collaborate and generally have a silly time. We’ll still be having our Medieval Fests, and Shocktobers and Winterfests and Raglan U classes and Games and everything people have grown to expect from our most excellent community.
Inworldz Raglan Shire and the Ginormous Tree there will be a place people can come and explore and enjoy. It will be a satellite location of the over all Shire and while it is by no means required that anyone come visit. It will be there for our community. For those interested in being a part of our new adventure, we will be making available 40+ shops and 40 Homes rent free for those who don’t already have shops or homes in Inworldz and who are willing to spend a lil time there. More info on how we plan to fairly get folks into dwellings and shop spaces later but for now we continue to grow the tree and test everything out before the official launch.
While the Inworldz grid itself is in an alpha state and much work by the founders is being done 24/7 to improve and add features, so far we are very happy with what this rapidly growing grid will provide and provides in its current state. Feel free to come visit and we will make more info available on how to sign up free in Inworldz , create your account and other info on building and exporting your things to the Inworldz grid in the forums for those who need help.
In the meantime.. Pirate Month continues! YARRRR!!!
Welp, the Month of JANE is over! How awesome was Jane too? The Drive in Theater, the OOL! (there’s no P in our OOL!), the Paintball, the Futbol match! JANE rocked!
But now…thar be Pirates on the horizon! The grounds on Raglan have already started to transmogrify into the Pirate Cove! Craggy rocks surround the entire area with sandy beaches and wonderous undersea fauna and sea creatures beginning to be populated below…Pirate ships have appeared and… Rabbit Skull Island has risen once again… YARRRRR, thar be pirates approaching!
Over the next few days everything wil be furiously put into place and early next week, The Raglan Merchant folken will start placing their pirate themed wares inside Rabbit Skull Island as we prepare for the Official Kick off of PIRATE Month which starts Jelly 17th and runs through Arrghust 15th! Tons of activities and Stuff! The Air Krakken Battle! The Treasure Hunt! The Pirate Paintball! Live music! Live Performance! Dj’s and dancing on the beach and under the sea! Plus MOAR!
Look for Notices, Blawg posts and check the Calendar for wot watery fates await ye! YARRR!!
Frootcake is a super fun game that 3 to 5 players can play thats easy to learn and has elements of chance and strategy makin it a highly addictive and enjoyable experience. Plus, it has CAKE! in short, it is FROOT-UH-LICIOUS!
Several tinys who had been playing this game demanded that we bring it to the Shire but the one drawback to the game was that the included seating was only for biggies. OH NOES! SO i contacted the creator Rifkin Habsburg who was kind enough to modify the existing FROOTGAME table to have tiny compatible seating and after a week of helping him benchmark the table, FROOTCAKE was ready to take its place on the Shire for tinies to enjoy!
You can find the game in The FROOTCAKE ROOM in the newly redecorated PAW & WHISKER Tavern which is back and freshly thawed out after being buried under Mount Waffle for the entire Winterfest.
As of this writing, 12 of the top 20 FROOTCAKE players in all of Second Life are Tiny friends of Raglan Shire including Chester Reichmann & Karmasqrl Avro at #1 & #2! you can look at the World Rankings at this URL
Look for The First Raglan Shire FROOTCAKE Tournament coming soon!!!