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I have a new blog (yet another!)

Since the beginning of time, or rather, since the beginning of this blog, I’ve tried to keep within character most of the time. There has been the odd occasion that I’ve veered off a little, such as my last rant entry. Well, I’ve decided that it is important to keep this blog in character as much as possible, yet I’ve always wanted to discuss other things on my mind. Things that interest me, make me happy or perhaps make me upset. Enter www.newbelius.com (yes, I’ve registered a domain name, whatever that is, for it…. That makes 10 for me now, I think). Read more…

And gone . . . (no, not me!!)

It seems ironic that as soon as I mention that I will shut down my shops, I get a flurry of activity such that for the very first time since my in-world birth, I am self sufficient. Sales have increased and with the sale of the last of my land (and closure of my outlet shops) except for the 512m plot in Steam SkyCity, I am finally slightly better than breaking even. But something else happened that truly hit home and made a very big impact upon me. Read more…

New products just released

Although times have been difficult, I have been madly working on a few large projects as well as a couple that have been in the queue for far too long. While working on the large projects, I have spent some relaxing time creating three new clocks and one new skydiving lift. First the clocks. Read more…

I’m dreaming of a dystopian, Dickensian world. . .

Recently, I was chatting with a couple friends and I expressed my idea to create a new region in-world. The idea is to create a Dark Victorian Steampunk sim. You see, I love Caledon, but it can be a little too clean for me at times. I like the grimy atmosphere presented within a Dickensian world. I like a little dystopia with my afternoon tea, thank you very much. I like unfettered speculative technology that is explainable in a semi-plausible fashion. I like evil, mad science. Read more…

More Skydiving Lifts with added Victorianism!

For some time, I had intended to add to my line of skydiving lifts. Up until recently, I had my 4 and 8-seat Steampunk Skydiving Lifts available on OnRez, SLExchange and in-world at SteamSkyCity, Babbage Palisade and Port Babbage. I felt the need for something that leans a little more towards Victorian and a bit less towards Steampunk (or my vision of steampunk). So, today I announce my Victorian Steampunk Skydiving Lifts in 4 and 8 seat versions, plus my new favourite, the 8-Seat Victorian Steampunk Skydiving Balloon! Read more…

Grand Opening of Writer Clock Works!

Here ye, here ye! Let there be no confusion on this point! Writer Clock Works will be holding the Grand Opening of their product line of beautiful virtual clocks in their new store in Babbage Palisade! Come one, come all for an exciting time of dancing, conversing and trivia! Refreshments and snacky bits shall be provided and music will be by the wonderful Radio Riel! Read more…

Now this is over the top . . .

No, I have not lost my mind. Well, not completely, anyway. As long-time readers will agree, I do not, by any stretch of the imagination, consider myself an expert with graphics tools. Truth be told, I am able to just do what I need to get done. Usually. My weakest point has always been original creative expression, thus I have always found it extremely challenging to come up with a logo that simply is not ugly. Read more…

‘Tis about time . . .

Once, long ago, a newbie named Newbe came unto this land. With neither means nor merit, he endeavored to develop such developments as to fund his mere existence. Business was not good for this newbie named Newbe, yet he persevered and lo! unto this newbie named Newbe came the light. From this light, there came a voice saying “Let there be a storefront. Build it and they will come. And this storefront thou shalt name ‘Writer Steam Works.'” And so it was done. Read more…

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