Posted in entertainment, events, fireworks, Glenwalker Park, Lionheart, Manic Elf, music, nightlife, performing

Fireworks Show Tonight!

Ladies, Gentlemen, Friends, Neighbors, and Avatars of all ages and sizes! You’re invited to come see the debut of a show I’ve spent weeks building from the ground up. “8 Bits We Have Heard on High” is a retro Christmastime fireworks and music spectacular, full of light, color, and nostalgia. This is an all-ages friendly show in cozy Glenwalker Park, in the modern city of Lionheart, which starts at 5PM SLT and runs for about 20 minutes (so don’t be late or you’ll miss it!)

Please wear a low-impact avatar to the show and be considerate of other viewers.

Don’t miss the explosive pixellated fun TONIGHT, December 1, at 5 PM SLT!

Glenwalker Park, Lionheart Scar

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Last night’s get-together at Toot Toots

So I mentioned having to cancel the party I planned last night. Instead I popped into Toot Toot’s Carolina Pub in the sim of Sifton, to pay a visit to my friend Symmetry and the rest of the good crowd that can often be found there. I had my cake dress on and announced that this would now be my birthday party.

I whipped out the camera and nabbed some video. Here it is.

P.S.: Just an added bit of trivia, this just happens to be my 666th blog post.

Posted in music, nightlife, party, photos

Last Night’s Skating Party

…was a SMASH success!

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We had about a dozen people throughout the event, as many as twenty at one point. Everyone seemed to be having a good time and being social. Plus I even made a couple sales in Clover’s booth, and I have a feeling the merchants taking part in the Snowflake Hunt are seeing plenty of participation too.

We had so much fun, and people were saying “Let’s do something like this again soon!”, that I decided that on Sunday the 22nd, I’ll be throwing a birthday party there for yours truly. More skating, more dancing, more of the fantastic DJ Noir, and this time, cake! Keep an eye for more news about that.

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December Birthday Party TONIGHT at Toot Toot’s! 6-8PM

LOLmistletoe_my-hat-explodesLadies, gentlemen, furries, vampires, tinies, automatons, and everyone else I forgot to name… come to the birthday party for everyone with a December birthday, TONIGHT starting at 6 PM SLT at Toot Toot’s Carolina Pub in Second Life!

Do you have a birthday in December?  Do you get tired of your birthday being overshadowed by that OTHER occasion what happens in December?  Had it with people saying “Here’s your birthday-SLASH-Christmas present”? Did your mom ever make you a freakin’ Rudolph cake for your ninth birthday?

OK maybe that last one was just me.  Hello, my name is Mistletoe Ethaniel, and my birthday is December 22nd.  I’ve decided to take matters into my own hands and throw a birthday party for ALL us December Babies: with cake, and presents, dancing to great music (NONE of it Christmas music) and fireworks!  Yes, I’m returning to Toot Toot’s Carolina Pub TONIGHT, December 10th, at 6PM to bring you all these great things, because for December Babies, the best birthday present is often just acknowledging the birthday!

Don’t have a birthday in December?  Hey that’s fine, because it’s not a party without lots of friends and family along to celebrate with us!  You’re not required to bring a present (but if you do, leave the word “slash” at the door), just bring your dancing shoes and all your friends to party down with us!

Here’s how you get there, and I’ll see you TONIGHT at 6PM SLT!

Posted in building, business in SL, community, entertainment, Happy Ass Pub, music, nightlife, personal, updates

The New Pub WITH a Name!

Monday Night Brainstorm Seisun (Photo: Lelani Carver)

So, big news, big news. Yesterday I was asking you folks on Twitter for ideas for a name for a new Irish pub. Some were funny (like O’RLYs), some I liked but didn’t love (Gan Ainm–meaning both “no name” and “anonymous”, or SLáinte), some were so brilliant they were taken already (the Blarney Stone). But none of them really grabbed me, really felt through and through like they were the perfect name for my pub. Many of them would be great names for a pub, but not my pub.

Last night April Coswell, River Kyomoon, and Lelani Carver popped in to see if anything inspired them. April unfortunately couldn’t stay. River just started popping off every possible pub name she could think of to see if anything stuck. Lelani offered feedback (she really liked the Craic House; I liked it but again didn’t love it). As we sat and thought out loud four n00bs crashed the place and were summarily kicked to the curb (“How about the ‘Thwarted Griefer’?” “No, they’ll see that as a challenge”). Lelani said they messed with the wrong elf and I half-jokingly (and halfheartedly) suggested the Wrong Elf.

Still, nothing was really THE NAME. “Archimedes”, who was sitting across the RL living room said, “Look, you’re overthinking this. Just pick a name and be done with it.” I decided to say good night to Lelani and River and see if anything would hit me as I slept last night.

It hit me while I was brushing my teeth.
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Grumpy Old Elf’s Pub

So, I’ve been thinking a lot lately and I’m noticing just how much I don’t miss being tied to the pub for the past week (I had my hands so full as Clover that I just didn’t have any time to devote to the pub). I mean I know work is work and not happy-fun-time (paraphrasing Red Foreman), but… a place that I intended to be a place to relax and hang out (and if others enjoy it, so much the better) is instead becoming the place that I have to pretend to give a damn about pleasing other people if I want to see tier this week.

And that’s the rub, so to speak. If I didn’t have to worry about pulling in tier (like at the smaller location) I wouldn’t have to deal with the stupid politics. And it is, when issues arise, over stupid things; be it gestures or the height of an avatar or the dance floor. There are, quite honestly, days in which I want to just lock the doors and not deal with people at all. And it’s not that everyone who comes through gets on my nerves. Far from it. It only takes the occasional gobshite to really sour my mood. But when the gobshites come, boy oh boy do they take it out of me.

I’m tired of weighing my each and every decision on my pub by asking “what effect will this have on the rest of my customers?” A word, which by the way, I’m using quite liberally here. I think it’s fair to say that if I’m having these feelings regarding customers, I probably am not cut out to own and run a virtual entertainment/hospitality type of establishment.

So I’m debating where to go from here. Wait it out? Hire some management? Sell the place? I don’t honestly know. I just know that right at this moment I do NOT love running a pub.

Posted in events, music, nightclub, nightlife, party, performing, photos, roleplay, roleplaying, rp, Wee Little Irish Pub

July 3rd at the Pub

Some pics and description of the fun from yesterday!

Caoilte Skytower took the stage for the first time since April. He was in excellent form as usual. Instead of just giving him a cash tip, I invested 249L in a song download from him. At least one other person did the same. I think it’s a great idea. People feel like they get even more from their tip, something that lasts long after the show; and, the music gets shared with more and more people. I REALLY need to get over my fear of recording and just do some recordings with Archimides.

After Caoilte’s show, I filled in DJing for Rusty from 4-8. The poor guy had net issues but was able to call his girlfriend who IMed me to let me know. Too bad, because I really like his music, but I did what I could in a pinch. I played the download I picked up (Spanish Lady), and even played a rare recording I found of myself from 1994. It was tough listening to it, because I focused on all the spots where I was messing up. “See? There, I’m running out of breath and going flat.” But I wanted to confront that fear of mine. And, I’ll be damned, people liked it!

Then, at 6, we were treated to a belated Canada Day burlesque show from my longtime friend Pajobra “PJ” Zessinthal, of the famous New Champagne Rooms. She’s even appeared on Treet TV, as a burlesque dancer (and later murder victim) in a murder mystery show.

She entered by way of the back door, dressed as a naughty Mountie. She moved about the room until she found one of our gentleman guests and handcuffed him to the barstool. Realizing her mistake in apprehending an innocent man, she then proceeded to look for her key, which was somewhere on her person but damned if she could find it easily…

(By the way, “officer”, I left your boots behind the bar. Stop in anytime and Bridget will give them back. 😛 )

I tried to get a picture of the little maple leaf on the back of her panties but I guess I couldn’t hit the moving target, haha. Burlesque differs from your usual striptease you find at clubs. It’s got a more old-fashioned feel to it, for one thing; for another, it’s more literate and involves a high degree of RP and audience participation. And finally, it isn’t “full monty” (or should I say, “full mountie”?). By leaving a bit to the imagination, it creates (in my opinion) a more sensual and exciting show that leaves the audience wanting more.

Thank you again to everyone who came to perform for the Wee Little Pub.

Posted in business in SL, child avatars, day-to-day, events, nightlife, rant, roleplay, roleplaying, rp, Wee Little Irish Pub

“You Keep Using that Word…”

“…I do not think it means what you think it means.” –“Inigo Montoya”, in The Princess Bride

I got an IM that I want to address further, because I think it’s a question on more than one person’s mind. This one person just had the guts to ask it first. She asked me why my pub is having Family Night in a Mature sim, and isn’t that forbidden?

Short answer: it’s most certainly not a big no-no, nor is it expressed as being forbidden in any way. Nowhere is it written that teen and/or child avatars are ONLY permitted in PG sims, at least that I’ve seen. If I’m mistaken, show it to me. I know it’s nowhere in the covenant of the estate I rent on, and I know that the Wiki says ANY age avatar that is used by an age-verified adult is permitted in any rated region, including the adult continent of Zindra (excepted of course by personal policy of private landowners).
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