Tag Archives: Pawpaw

NaNoWriMo At The Perfect Taco!

31 Oct

Bemoaning that none of the NaNo groups in SL seem to have anything planned this year, some of us have stepped up & offered our places for write-ins & various events.

Tonight at midnight SLT, I will be hosting a kick-off write-in on Taco Hill.  I will be there getting started on my novel for the month & welcome all fellow novelists in SL to join me!

~*Taco Hill*~

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A Few Of The Hunt Items

26 Oct

Thought I’d share a few of the items from the hunt.

 

TPT Halloween hunt t-shirt

Tacomodius modeling the new TPT t-shirt design for the trick or treat hunt. He is also wearing the hillbilly fangs I made for the hunt.

The Instant Mullet

The Instant Mullet! Made for the trick or treat hunt in several colors with catchy names like "stepchild red" & "roots black". Modeled here in "geezer white" with my own wig & a little raccoon buddy.

Mushroom Seating

Sculpted mushrooms with a menu of sits in it made for the hunt. I couldn't decide which I liked best, so I included both the patchwork texture & the blown glass. They are both super colorful & the blown glass has a little glow to it. They each have a touch toggled poofer at the base. The patchwork has a little butterfly sitting on the bottom that releases a gentle flurry of matching friends. Blown glass has a tiny matching mushroom at the base which emits delicate twinkles. They are both set to light poofing, but they are modifiable so you can adjust the setting to your tastes.

Cushion Chest

Cushion Chest. Another gift made especially for the hunt. An exotic wooden chest topped off by a couple of cushions & an afghan. This was inspired by these fabulous textures I picked up myself during another hunt. Clicking the chest will give one of the cushions which have four menu controlled sits in them. *It was brought to my attention three of the four sits are not cooperating. I am working on this. It's the same script used by the mushrooms & another chair I made for the hunt (a lovely Elvis inspired retro chair with a few fun surprises) & they share some of the animations, & they work just fine. Of course, these cushions worked just fine when I packed them for the hunt. ~heavy sigh~ There is no telling.*

Mini hunt & Horror Nights! Events Oct 25-31

25 Oct

We have a packed schedule this week!

Our mini hunt, Trick-or-Treat the Trailer Park, is up & will remain through Nov 1.  Start at the entrance to get your notecard & trick-or-treat bag!  There are 13 little ghosts sprinkled around waiting for you to come find them.  Each one contains a treat… some of them also have a trick.

 

Trick or Treat! mini hunt
Trick or Treat! mini hunt

 

And instead of the regular video & movie nights, this week we’ll be showing a horror movie every night through the week!

Mon, Oct 25 @ 8PM (<- later cuz I’m late today:~/)
Satan’s Little Helper, 2004, Horror/Comedy
A naive young boy uknowingly becomes the pawn of a serial killer.
Alexander Brickel, Katheryn Winnick, Stephen Graham, Amanda Plummer
Halloween will never be the same. Upon meeting a strange masked man, nine-year-old Douglas Whooly lives out the fantasy of his favorite video game “Satan’s Little Helper.” The two embark on a hellish rampage through the small suburban community, but when the masked killer targets Dougie’s family, it may be too late to stop him. With the perfect combination of blood, guts and ingenious humor, Satan’s Little Helper tells a gruesome tale that will keep you in stitches until the chilling end. (description taken from youtube.com)

Tues, Oct 26 @ 7PM
Death of a Ghost Hunter, 2007, Horror/Thriller
Carter Simms wanted to prove that there was life after death… She succeeded.
Davina Joy, Mike Marsh, William McMinn, Lindsay Page, Patti Tindall
Renowned Ghost Hunter, Carter Simms, was offered $5,000 to conduct a 3-day and 3-night paranormal investigation of the infamous Masterson House . Twenty years earlier, Minister Joseph Masterson and his family were brutally murdered inside their home. With the aid of a videographer, a reporter, and spiritual advocate, Carter set out to prove or disprove claims that the Masterson House was haunted. What transpired is the most terrifying and tragic paranormal investigation in the history of modern Ghost Hunting . (description taken from youtube.com)

 

Wed, Oct 27 @ 8PM
Grey Knight, 1993, Horror/War
BE WARNED! The perfect soldiers are the ones who can not be killed!
Corbin Bernsen, Adrian Pasdar, Billy Bob Thornton, Martin Sheen, Dean Cameron, David Arquette, & more
Slave traders bring back evil voodoo entity that is accidentally freed by the Confederate army during the Civil War. The entity possesses the bodies of the dead soldiers to create an army of its own bent on conquest, using the corpses of both the North and South.

 

Thurs, Oct 28 @ 8PM
Big Bad Wolf, 2006, Horror/Comedy
Where man ends… evil begins.
Trevor Duke, Kimberly J. Brown, Richard Tyson, Sarah Aldrich, Christopher Shyer, Andrew Bowen
When DEREK COWLEY takes his college classmates to his stepfather’s cabin to party, they are attacked by a strange creature. A cross between Hannibal Lecter and the Wolfman, the lascivious Beast hunts down Derek’s classmates and kills them with sadistic glee. Back home, Derek begins to suspect his abusive stepfather, Mitch Toblat, is the werewolf. With help from his friend Samantha, a brash motorcycle-riding tomboy, he begins to investigate — leading to a deadly game of cat-and-mouse with Toblat. Ultimately, Derek must find the courage to face the unleashed Beast in a final night of unimaginable horror.

 

Fri, Oct 29 @ 8PM
The Werewolf Versus the Vampire Woman, 1971, Horror
See it with someone you hate.
Paul Naschy, Gaby Fuchs, Barbara Capell, Andres Resino
Elvira is traveling through the French countryside with her friend Genevieve, searching for the lost tomb of a medieval murderess and possible vampire, Countess Wandessa. They find a likely site in the castle of Waldemar Daninsky, who invites the women to stay as long as they like. As Waldemar shows Elvira the tomb that supposedly houses the countess, she accidentally causes the vampire to come back to life, hungrier than ever. Daninsky has a hidden secret of his own, but will it be enough to save the two girls from becoming Wandessa’s next victims?

 

~*See you there!*~

Getting Ready For Trick-Or-Treating In The Trailer Park

22 Oct

The Trick-or-Treat hunt around the trailer park kicks off Monday, so I’m busy, busy, busy getting everything ready.  Here is a little taste of what’s in store!

Dancing Demon in flames

Dancing Demon

 

Hope you’re getting as excited about it as I am!

~Our first Halloween~

Events 10/11-17

11 Oct

We’ve got some specialness planned this week:~)

On Tuesday we’ll be showing two hours of contemporary poets & on Thursday it’ll be Logan’s Run by request.  Sunday, will be the SLRR’s Night Train run.  Looks like it’ll be passing by us on Pawpaw, so we’ll be gathering to watch while enjoying some of the activities on the hill.

Tuesday, 10/12 @ 7PM/8PM

At 7PM, we’ll start the evening with a 2005 reading by then U.S. poet laureate, Ted Kooser.
“…a poet and essayist, a Presidential Professor of English at The University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He served as the U. S. Poet Laureate from 2004-2006, and his book Delights & Shadows won the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for poetry. His writing is known for its clarity, precision and accessibility.”
TedKooser.net

Then at 8PM, we’ll shift to a mix of individual performances in a variety of styles & voices.  Opening the show will be a series of artists from the Def Jam Poetry series, young voices speaking to a number of topics we face today.  From there we will have some of our modern day classics such as Charles Bukowski & (my favorite) Nikki Giovanni.  A few videos from a personal friend, who is a beautiful slam poet & transgender activist, will make their way in near the wrap up.

A writer & published poet myself, this is an evening which I look forward to sharing with you.  There is some amazing work being done in poetry today.

Thurs, 10/14 @ 7PM

Logan’s Run (1976, Sci-Fi/Adventure)
An idyllic sci-fi future has one major drawback: life must end at 30.
Michael York, Jenny Agutter, Roscoe Lee Browne, Farrah Fawcett

Sun, 10/17 @ 10AM

SLRR‘s Night Train!  Come watch the parade of trains with us from Taco Hill!  We’ll be listening to music on the stream, dancing, chatting, fishing, & swimming.  (If you don’t have your own fishing rod don’t worry, we’ve got them here;~) )


It’s gonna be a fun time.  See you there!

Updates! New Homes Added & Rent Credits Added To 7Seas

10 Oct

Finally got the new pics & info cards added for Lots 1 & 4.  I am still working on updating the info for lots 2 & 3, as well as the general park info note card.

Lot 1

 

TPT Lot 1 exterior

Lot 1, exterior

 

 

TPT Lot 1 interior living area

Lot 1, interior, living area

 

 

TPT Lot 1 interior bedroom

Lot 1, interior, bedroom

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lot 1 information

Visit inworld

 

 

Lot 4

 

TPT Lot 4 exterior

Lot 4, exterior

 

 

TPT Lot 4 interior sleeping area

Lot 4, interior, sleeping area

 

 

TPT Lot 4 interior front area

Lot 4, interior, front area

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lot 4 information

Visit inworld

 

 

Also, I’ve added rent vouchers to the 7Seas customs prizes.  Can be used for new & renewing rent payments.

 

 

TPT custom catch for 7Seas, $L50 rent voucher

$L50 rent voucher, rare custom prize for 7Seas

 

 

TPT custom catch for 7Seas, 1 week's rent voucher

1 week's rent voucher, superultrarare custom prize for 7Seas

 

 

TPT custom catch for 7Seas, $L100 rent voucher

$L100 rent voucher, ultrarare custom prize for 7Seas

 

 

Go fish!

Our First 7Seas Custom Catch!

8 Oct

After a bit of work, I have completed our first custom catch for the 7Seas fishing game.

Our first 7Seas custom catch!

Our first 7Seas custom catch!

You cast.  You catch.  You excitedly reel it in, barely able to wait to see what kind of monster you’ve hooked, & already writing the stories you’re going to tell your friends about this one.  Grinning as it finally breaks the surface of the water… it’s a flat, muddy beer can left over from some eco-unfriendly party on the lake.  Hurray?  Oh well, at least it can keep you company!

Sure, the fish don’t want you to catch them, but we do!

27 Sep

The Perfect Taco has finally joined the 7Seas ranks.  You can now actually catch fish in Perfect Taco Lake, as well as buy all your gear & bait from our vendor.  I’m working on custom catches & may host contests in the future.  So this begs the question – can what is already perfect become more perfect?  If so, we just did!

Fishing from the truck.

7Seas fishing from the back of the old pick-up truck.

7Seas at The Perfect Taco

Events 9/20-26 @ The Perfect Taco!

21 Sep

Ok, so I’m a little late getting my events notices done, but ta-dah!  here it is:~)
Been keeping busy doing hunts.  Just finished Steam 3 & now I’m working on the RP hunt.  It’s like torture, but they give you presents so it’s okay.  I could never resist the siren call of free stuff>_<  But I digress.

Since I have been busy, this week I’ll be showing two movies instead of a movie & some short videos.  The bad news is, I got all excited because the dvd of the week for my TV was 2012: Doomsday.  I thought it was the sexy John Cusack movie, but nope.  It was
an “oh Jesus save from the end of the world” movie.  Far less interesting.  But…

Going in an entirely different direction, I found Satan’s School for Girls.  Can you think of anything better??  Me neither!  We’ll be rounding out the week with Thursday’s Movie Night! & dah dah dah!  The Yak will be here Saturday evening for a double rezz day:~D  Come help me & Serenity celebrate with our friends.  (& don’t forget to bring me lots of expensive gifts;~) )

Be sure to note Thursday’s Movie Night!  will begin at 7pm rather than the usual 8pm.  This is because I’ll be showing The Color of Magic in it’s entirety & it is 2 1/2hrs long.

Tuesday, 9/21 @ 7:30PM
Satan’s School for Girls (1973, horror)
“A Perfect 666”
Kate Jackson, Pamela Franklin, Lloyd Bochner, Cheryl Ladd
A young woman investigating her sister’s suicide at a private girls’ school finds herself battling a satanic cult.

Thursday, 9/23 @ 7PM
The Color of Magic (2008, fantasy, adventure, comedy)

“A pigment of your imagination”
David Jason, Tim Curry, Sean Astin, Jeremy Irons
Based on the fabulous Discworld books by Terry Pratchett.
As Rincewind involuntarily becomes a guide to the naive tourist Twoflower, they find themselves forced to flee the city of Ankh-Morpork to escape a terrible fire, and begin on a journey across the Disc. Unknown to them, their journey & fate is being decided by the Gods playing a board game the whole time.

Saturday, 9/25 @ 6PM

Join us as the Lonely Yak brings their monthly road show to The Perfect Taco!  We’ll be dancing the night away as we celebrate a double rezz day!  (Technically Serenity & my rezz day is Monday the 27th, but we’re making an exception.)  We’ll be celebrating on the hill by the swimming hole. Come celebrate with me & DJ Serenity, THE Sweet Pink Thing – it’s gonna be bigger than a double rainbow!

See you there!

Sim Restart & Version Update

13 Sep

If you visit us today you may notice a yellow pop-up message in Pini alerting you we are running a different simulator version.  If you haven’t encountered this before, it’s nothing to worry about.  If you would like a little more info (& this all I could find about it) here is a forums post regarding the message.

Pawpaw was not part of this, so you’ll notice the message crossing between the trailer park & Taco Hill.  But again, probably nothing you’ll notice besides the pop-up.  Anyway, you’d be too distracted by walking through the ground at the sim crossing to notice:~)