Sunday, February 27, 2011

A Cinderella Doll goes to 2 Balls for Caledon

I was a nervous wreck as I carefully laid out my outfits on my large pink bed.
"This for walking around at the Street Fair,,  then the trance appointment at 2, change into this. Same shoes. Meet a friend to relax on the beach and read the new Prim Perfect Gardening book- wear the new Little Heaven Bikini, no shoes. The Caledon kilt outfit and shoes, and hairstyle, for the formal 5th ball, then my Super-Secret Pink Kitty-Doll outfit for the CCB party, the visit a friend at their farm, change to this jeans skirt and boots, and ponytail.

   I kissed  Chunkybutt, my bunny, and told her to be good, and I think she heard me! All was in preparation.

We talked on the beach, and played in the sand, it was a wonderfully hot, sweaty afternoon! But Eclipse is such a businessman, with a tight schedule and soon I was wiping the sand from my butt and hurrying down  sidewalks in sandals to change for the night's affairs.

   There was a sidetrack here, a pony friend asked me to vote for her in a contest, which was on the way, and I got stuck in a trap by some pixies till they paddled my fanny raw,, but,, umm anyways!

My kilt blew wildly in my copper balloon as I slowly rose to the 4000 Meter dance hall Autopiloy Patty had made for the 5th Anniversary Celebration. I wondered why she'd make it so high, but perhaps the thin air makes things more fun for humans?
   Just before stepping out of the balloon, I waited till my key was in a "4'oclock-10'oclock" position, then shut the door on it. The air hissed as the balloon struggled, winning against the gears and springs inside me, and cranking  the key till it was straight up and down. Now I had time for the dance! I felt so smart, I could almost care for myself, and that is leaps and bounds above my non-sentient doll sisters!

Starling and I dance, as a "who's Who" looks on

My eyes adjusted rapidly to the dark room and soon I was shaking hands and curtsying to Dukes and Duchesses, great business leaders, and despicable despots. (hey they have mommies too)
   Eris and I chatted briefly at the bar. Her coat from Blakopal was such a scene maker! Captain Starling was there, in a gorgeous white outfit, and I had said yes to his proposal for dancing and conversation before I knew it! He has become a businessman too- owning hotels it seems. We had a great conversation! I had to refuse a drink, only 1 alcoholic drink is all it takes for me to become quite wild and lightheaded- even more than normal and that is saying something. I had to hold my own in this room of great people!

The crowd hushed and music stopped, and there was the Vicereine Kamilah, and Desmond Shang- The Guvnah himself! My knees buckled and Starling held me tightly, I wondered why I hadn't thought to do that earlier.
   Lucien was called forth where in a brief ceremony he was made a Knight of Caledon! Syr brentano was choked up, tears leaking from his eyes like a Cry-Doll filled too full- it was so I think- for if you had heard his words of gratitude and love, and his giving credit to others, his stuttering from emotions,, you would agree his heart was as full as can be, and it made all of our eyes leak, a little I think.

"Are you coming to the CCB Dance, Wendy?"
   Fear over came me again- I had to hurry home!  I quickly made my goodbyes, and kissed Captain Starling fast before thought could set in. Fortunately Copper balloons descend quite rapidly, I merely had to angle it toward the large blue Victorian building in Cape Wrath. A year and a bit, and I am still quite enamored of my happy shoppe. Captain Starling made a good point though- he thinks my business model is too vague- and I suppose i should do something about that.

I stepped into the Cat Brigade building and the atmosphere was greatly different! Denny and Geoffrey, Caledon Rae and Jan, Jayleden and sooo many others were all laughing and jumping about, joking, while bright lights blinked and beamed in time to the dance music. I shook out my tail and combed it through my hands,, the tugging on it brought a shiver up my spine, curling my ears! I knew I should be short in this outfit, the tail and ears and feet, the whiskers and feline disposition could get me into a great deal of trouble!

Baby Desmond? I wondered what craziness was in store as he mounted the Deruthing rocket, shouting "YeeHaww"! Jan looked fabulous in black! I have struggled so hard to keep my latex and leather clothing separate from my cabinet for Caledon clothing. perhaps the CCB makes the two work together? Jan certainly does.

Malthausen is an exceptional dancer!

Breathtaking fireworks from the BewmBunnehs
My neighbor Malthausen asked me to dance and I smiled, looking for his lady, Bellaluna. A quick one wouldn't hurt and to say no simply isn't done in proper Victorian society, and anyways I wanted to! We spun and talked of the new Romantic Na'vi Island I built from my travels to that strange land. He held me,, Oh my Cogs did he hold me,, and I realize now that while in my Neko-form, I simply mustn't let friends hold me,,, for the gears quickly lubricate and spin and superheat, pressure building with an intense and steamy desire from deep within, and the feline nature tries to take over, right there in a room filled with prominent people! I excused myself for air and rushed to the roof to watch the amazing fireworks!  The Bewm Bunnehs had a paw in it, I am certain! Just incredible. it was the perfect end to the evening, so I hurried home, my little silver box camera filled with memories to paste into this scrap book.

Oh um,,

I had this dream  I went to my farmer friend's place,, what a wierd dream,,,,

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Steamlands kick off the 2011 Relay For Life with THE MAD SCIENTIST BALL!!

I made this video and loaded it to Youtube, my youtube link in this blog should show it as well but if it has no sound (since they say adding pieces of songs infringes on a law and yet rap music does it everyday) just listen to this one! or IM me in world and I'll try and send it to you. (Someone tell me how to avoid them ruining my artwork please? there has to be a way)
  Everyone looked great! We raised money to cure cancer and had fun doing it- though some people looked REALLY odd! thankfully I look completely normal- as you'll see in the video.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Moonlight Sonata with friends

A lazy evening; after midwife training and fun with Astra and Rabbit, talking to friends at the university and flying about, cuddling with a friend and saving another from a man eating plant,, Kelsea and I relaxed in my beach house as i learned a bit about making these videos.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

RCAF has the 1st Annual Winter Dance at the Cape Wrath Hospital

I had the amazing and heavy honor of hosting the first annual Winter Dance for Caledon's military. While my associates ran the shoppe, I swept and mopped the Hospital, cleaned windows and bought new danceballs to replace the one eaten by a lagmonster.
NOTE- DMC makes a great danceball, and their workers are very helpful, but they sell no-copy dances. Their "no questions lifetime guarantee" only says they will allow you to buy another danceball for 250L, and do not replace the dances. Don't be a Ditz-Doll, read the fine print carefully, and always buy Copiable dances!
great danceballs but misleading warranty from DMC- always read the fine print and buy copy dances ONLY!

The uniform fit a bit snug, but what a profound feeling I felt in my chest as I suddenly resembled more than just a successful doll, more than a decent shoppe owner, or clockwork philanthropist. A young sentient toy, a "Clank" from the wrong side of Barbie Village, was being allowed to join the hallowed ranks of great Caledonians and wear their colors, pledge the ticking in my breast to its defense and to the well being of everyone that lives there, studies there, or suns on Caledonian beaches.
   The DJ was helpful in setting up the audio equipment and quite knowledgable!
DJ MichaelNeff Macbeth from Winterfell. I had to alter the uniform for the key, but it looks great!
The Commanders and Captains showed up, Almut and Zoe looked stunning!  Riven Homewood and Alexx did as well, just glamorous!  There was some concern over the small number that showed up however. Though it was in the Steamlander Calendar and mentioned on all the groups, only a dozen people showed up to enjoy the new dances and hear the swing music, and drink the champagne. I felt a little sad for those that couldn't be there, and inspired to begin working on the Second Annual Winter Dance!
Riven and Zoe looked stunning!

Rockandroll and Katelynn- Cape Wrath's new celebrities!

Alexx McLaglen makes an elegant entrance as Ella Fitzgerald crooned

DJ Macbeth played a mix of hot swing dance, and music for couples, Ilia and Haveit, Almut and Pedro sway.
  I know I should've hung up my uniform after the dance, but I had to wear it around, walking about the Cape Wrath shore, nearly green from the melting snow and unseasonably early Spring. It was a wonderful goodbye to Winter, and I stepped briskly and happily on the wooden piers, Bax boots clicking in time with my ticking, very proud to be a Medical Officer for the RCAF.