Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Resignation from Clan Kintyre

To Her Grace Duchess Lavendar Beaumont
To His Grace Duke Regent Erasmus Margulis
To Clan Kintyre

Graces And Clan,

Clan Kintyre was founded to be treated like a family, and I feel no longer welcome. I have served dutifuly with love and dedication, but it seems the love is no longer returned.

It is for this reason I resign all position and title I have in Clan Kintyre Effective Midnight, Wednesday April 9, 2008.

Your Humble Servant,

-- ZenMondo Wormser

Friday, February 29, 2008

Zen & The Art of Steampunk Episode 1

Zen & The Art of Steampunk Episode 1

This episode is my "pilot". Topics covered:

* Review of the League of Extraordinary Gentelmen vol. 1
* Review of the move of the same name.
* A little bit about Caledon
* An overview of Charles Babbage's Analytical Engine.

You can subscribe to the feed at http://feeds.feedburner.com/SteampunkZen

It is also available in the iTunes Shop by following

This finely crafted link.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

The Silver Rabbit

Back in August, I was accepted into the Library Militant. Today, I have received my orders, along with many others today in Lovelace.

I was presented with these words by Sir JJ Drinkwater,

to ZenMondo Wormser in tribute to his labour and dedication, in creating, maintaining, and endlessly adjusting and explaining a set of Openly Shared and extensively Documented scripts for our most important Library Gizmos, the Order of the Lapin d'Argent.

Not one to rest on my laurels, I am taking on more work for the library beyond providing system resources and will now by curating the Steampunk Collection. So anything you would like to see in that regard, feel free to drop this CodePoet a line.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Ambassador Zen

For those of you who were not on the state channel shortly after Midnight, SLT Feb. 22, 02008:

[0:08] Desmond Shang: oh, in OTHER news,
[0:08] Desmond Shang: ZenMondo Wormser has petitioned, and has been accepted as,
[0:09] Desmond Shang: Caledon's Ambassador to the Real World.
[0:09] Desmond Shang: wherever that is!

So its official, I am Caledon's Ambassador to the Real World (wherever that is). I am happy to have this post. I do not feel any less Caledonian when I log out in second life, and even my attire tends to reflect this.

Now the Caledonian Embassy will have to serve triple duty, as Embassy for Caledon, Court of the KING of Wyoming SteamPunks, and well, my apartment.

I do plan on doing something with this and spreading Caledoniansim to the real world.

Now I need a Real Life Caledon Flag, Caledon Passport, Caledon Tartan Kilt, and Caledon Tartan Boxer Shorts.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

The Pillory of Public Opinion

I have many triumphs and many failures, most of which go unseen. Yes, I have had public accolades in the past, but have done much work without it. Some things have been private that I wish had been public and somethings have been made public that I would rather remain private.

Recently, I have made the largest mistake of my Second Life which has been made very public. I have no shortage of opinions offered and what kind of low, base human being this makes me.

I did not set out to be a public figure, but I seem to have found my place there, and so my mistakes are writ large for all of Caledon to see.

I am still the man I always was. I was always flawed. I never tried to hide my flaws. It was my inability to hide this flaw that has lead to the virtual flogging I have received.

If there is enough demand I will sit in stocks in public and you may all have at me and have it done with. I understand the need to express your anger at me, but I will be glad when it has passed.

Friday, February 8, 2008

Truth be told, I did not deserve her.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Adventures of the CodePoet: SkyDancing

In spring of 2006, I was still starting out as a CodePoet, and I found myself living in a small artist's community named Grainne O'Malley. A small Irish village, and I was given an apartment rent free above an art Gallery. I would be a resident CodePoet for the village, where the other artists could come to me for their scripting needs. It was a good beginning.

One day, at the end of April, a new artist came to Granny. Tall, wearing a black & yellow jumpsuit. This was Dancoyote Antonelli. He was opening a small space in Granny to show his work.

Soon he approached me for some scripting. On May 2, 2006 DC and I entered into a formal arrangement for some pretty simple scripts, for a very low price, L$300. He drew up a contract for this job, and this surprised me -- all my other work had been done with handshake deals. But I accepted, and he even named our partnership: ZenCoyote Ltd.

I later found out that it was less a job and more of an audition to see if we could work well together. I must have passed, for here we are in 2008, and DC & I are STILL collaborating.

Our latest collaboration is the THIRD incarnation of the ZeroG SkyDancers perfomance entitled Second Spring. I am the technical director of the SkyDancers, and provide most of the scripted elements for the performance. This latest production sees some of our best work yet.

DC also has me working as a host for these shows, greeting, and getting people seated, and helping with client settings. The show runs through March, and I do encourage you to come if you can. If you do make it, you will most likely see me there.

Here is the trailer for Second Spring:

Friday, January 4, 2008

More 1st life stuff

I do have a first life blog (link on the left) but I do feel some stuff can be shared here. There is a DUKE in the SteamKingdom of Wyoming and I have my first subject and have decided not to abdicate after all. Details in my my 1st Life Blog.

In other news, there is this rabbit that lives near my apartment here in Casper, WY. I see him around from time to time, he always hops away from me. Or sometimes I just see his footprints in the snow. I have named him "Desmond".

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

A little on topic 1st Life stuff: KING of Wyoming Steampunks

I have determined that I am Wyoming's sole Steampunk. Another reason I do not fit in here. But there is a bright side to it, I have declared myself KING of the Wyoming Steampunks. I will probably abdicate my throne on the news of my first subject, unless of course they like me as SteamLiege. I have also Decided to annex the territories of Montana, Idaho, and the Dakotas as they seem to be void of Steampunks as well. I will lavish titles on any visitors to my court in Casper, WY (though it is our hearts that make us noble not the title) so if you ever wanted to be a Countess or an Earl or something like that, as King of the Wyoming Steampunks I would be happy to ennoble you so a fully recognized title in the SteamKingdom of Wyoming and those kingdoms, principalities, territories and Sky-Admiralties that I have diplomatic relationships with.

You may also gain a title by hosting a State Visit of the King of Wyoming SteamPunks.

I do plan on printing my own money, the Wyoming SteamBuck, but I need help designing the notes, any artists that wish to help will of course be paid in Wyoming SteamBucks.