Seanachai Quote

"Do you really think there are no larger answers to the small ones we can supply? Miguel, we know there are answers for everything. Unfortunately, we know very few of them." (Alexis Paninian to Mitchell Campion following a 4 minute teleportation from Paxton, Ohio to 3XNorth, 3YEast and 150Z off the Coast of Spain, circa 5/28 & 3 weeks, OSB airdate 4/7/1959).

Sunday, March 31, 2013

The Garden @ Kitely Plaza

The Garden @ Kitely Plaza by Ruby_ODegee
The Garden @ Kitely Plaza, a photo by Ruby_ODegee on Flickr.

Another Devokan Trust Storybuilder built the Chef's Restaurant for the Soho Gallery in Kitely Plaza. It is a lovely place to watch the water flow.

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Kitely Terrace & Water Tower (working title)

Except for the seating, a task I am happy to pass on to co-conspirator and a wonderful builder, the park is done. It wasn't originally my vision, but the story came together anyway. It always does, if given the time to reveal itself. I am not sure if it was Riven, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, some lost village or all of the above, but here in this place the water that will power the city and refresh its visitors is new and clean again. Thank you Dot for the opportunity to collaborate.


Snapshot by Ruby_ODegee
Snapshot, a photo by Ruby_ODegee on Flickr.

The city water tower (that looks akin to a steam stack) is nearly done. I need to add the Kitely logo to the stack. The corner behind it and the floor it sits on will become a water feature to tie in the top to the bottom. At this point I am taking a break for awhile to gather my thoughts. It is all about balance and it wasn't so.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Terrace Garden (Working Title)

Nearly done for now. I am going back to work on the Celestial Theater for awhile. I am still thinking about what to do with the separation wall. I need to contact the steampunk theme section, so they can approve a tunnel dig (secret passage under the stairs that move out of the way. Mat is working on the other side passageway. I added three goldfish for now. What w really need now is color, but I want to wait to see what others come up with. Oh, and I have a little left to do on the "wanna be a pirate play area." I like it up there. "Ahoy Matey, you can see a bunch up here."

Terrace Garden (Working Title)

After much adjusting, twitching and swashing, the build is moved to the former Kitely parking lot behind the Blogger Cafe. The fun begins now. Pirates Ahoy building begins.:)

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

City Terrace (Working Title)

The good news for the build is that it is moved to the Kitely Market. Forever concerned about whether her age work will be appreciated, Ruby is still nervous about the move, but she growing more confident as it comes together.

City Terrace (Working Title)

This is the first time I've tried to write part of an age alongside another author's mind's eye. I can't honestly say its the author's mind's eye, but there was collaboration by seeding. You are looking at one part of the terrace wall.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Celestial Toymaker Theater

Today I worked on the interior of the theater. I continue to add seating sets and planks to walk from one balcony to the next.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

The Celestial Toumaker Theater

Snapshot by Ruby_ODegee
Snapshot, a photo by Ruby_ODegee on Flickr.

It was a long day of age writing. A promise made to Matt Dutton to restore the Celestial Toymaker Theater is now kept. Tomorrow begins the tweaking process. Seating, Lighting and and painting continues. I do like it better in the round.

Celestial Toymaker Theater

Never satisfied that the theater was housed in a box, Kitely provides me with the opportunity to discover the Globe Like experience of building in the round. This is much more entertaining to me, and I think it looks better.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

O'fer Diluvian

O'fer Diluvian by Ruby_ODegee
O'fer Diluvian, a photo by Ruby_ODegee on Flickr.

Overhead photo of Great Zero Tributary Pump System @ O'fer Diluvian. For some reason the sound is not working well. I will check into the sound issues tomorrow.

Friday, March 22, 2013

O'fer Diluvian

O'fer Diluvian by Ruby_ODegee
O'fer Diluvian, a photo by Ruby_ODegee on Flickr.

Ruby is obsessed with small flying machines. When she opened a large container, she found that it contained several copies of a DaVinci Screw Flying Machine. The Diluvians needed a way to move between their pods and the Great Zero. These small and efficient contraptions will work nicely.

O'fer Diluvian

O'fer Diluvian by Ruby_ODegee
O'fer Diluvian, a photo by Ruby_ODegee on Flickr.

The Over the Flood age is beginning to look like its former self. After the great mistake of letting a gifted age use the same logistical place in space, Ruby pouted about all the work she lost to the disaster, but its less a problem now. The Great Zero is at Great Zero and the Ark and the route opened to an ark that entered earlier tonight. It took less than two hours for Ruby to test its floatation. The ark is circa 3400 BC.

Iron Bee Interior

Iron Bee Interior by Ruby_ODegee
Iron Bee Interior, a photo by Ruby_ODegee on Flickr.

The Iron Bee was finally restored this evening. When the Ladies Guild returns they will begin the re certification process. The original authentication and carbon dating process put the airship at circa 1882. There were a couple of modifications that occurred after that time, but those are insignificant changes. Ruby is anxious to hold a meeting or party here.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

The Iron Bee at Midtown

The Iron Bee at Midtown by Ruby_ODegee
The Iron Bee at Midtown, a photo by Ruby_ODegee on Flickr.

Repairs are nearly completed for the Iron Bee. its a rusty old airship, and it still needs a couple of tweaks, but it is ready for time (age) travel. Because of the feedback that impedes wormhole travel the "bee" is a necessity. With its own cabin and plenty of storage space, the airship is bigger than a locomotive.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Not Yet Named Airship

Not Yet Named Airship by Ruby_ODegee
Not Yet Named Airship, a photo by Ruby_ODegee on Flickr.

Ruby was fed up with the politics of building for the Consortium exhibits. She decided to take up where she left off on her own "iron maiden." Built with a heap of scrap metals, it is a genuine wonder that the airship stay airborne. At thing point much of the interior work needs to be finished. When the ship is complete several small versions wll awarded to the Diluvians (much needed transportation in and out of the ages to the zero tributary.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Great Zero Tributary

Great Zero Tributary by Ruby_ODegee
Great Zero Tributary, a photo by Ruby_ODegee on Flickr.

The purist of water continues to flow from the tributary. Ruby is trying to find some way to pipe the water from the zero into IHC sponsored ages, but so far there is no meaningful way to do that.

O'fer Diluvian Age Writer Campsite

For awhile now I've been thinking I need to get this or that all done.  What will people think about my journey to nowhere, if I am not productive?  Then it dawned on me, my story is about age writing, not age completion.  I am hereby giving myself some time to do other things.  Tonight I am not going to research from my trailer.  I am not going back into work a the museum.  I am going to loaf out here near the barely started (over again) Great Zero tributary.  I wonder what those humans are doing on Facebook anyway? Talk about fictive!

Storybuilder Nexus (Space Station)

This is a better view of the linking book library. After looking at a book created by a fellow builder, Ruby decided (like she almost does to build her own version). Now visitors can easily see their options. The system is working well, and Ruby is looking forward to the next step - the ability to link throughout the metaverse. My how times are changing.

Storybuilder Nexus (Space Station)

Sometimes what seems like a good idea at the time, is not. So goes the idea of whopper size window portals. After fussing with them for a week, Ruby was determined to bring her portal library into a manageable space. What she wrote is in her front view. We both like it much better.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

O'fer Diluvian Moor

O'fer Diluvian Moor by Ruby_ODegee
O'fer Diluvian Moor, a photo by Ruby_ODegee on Flickr.

The mythology of the Great Zero water supply encouraged Ruby the wannabe age writer to look again for a tributary that she could bring to the peoples of No'omh Diluvian. It is her intention to link their pods to the age that hovers over them. Once the zero is full functional the Diluvians will conveniently moor to the well to find their water, grace and renewal.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

o'fer Diluvian Great Zero

o'fer Diluvian Great Zero by Ruby_ODegee
o'fer Diluvian Great Zero, a photo by Ruby_ODegee on Flickr.

Work continues on the age of O'fer Diluvian. Na'omh Diluvian is not yet stable, but the need to build its source presented itself.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Evidence File 831111

Evidence File 831111 by Ruby_ODegee
Evidence File 831111, a photo by Ruby_ODegee on Flickr.

Dear Beatrice:

I am sending this note by way of your post office box. It appears I have no other way of trying to reach you. None of your messages are returned to me. It has been months since last we spoke, and I realize that my priority for finding all of you has fallen to the bottom of my priority heap. There are so many distractions that come about during age writing. I find there is no terrain in many of the ages I start.

Then I either need to find a terrain or start digging it out myself. Even when I do find a terrain, it needs to be modified and sodded. Because mine are flood ages the water table takes time to raise. The raising of the table usually results in some sort of calamity.

By the time the terrain is completed I am exhausted or worse yet, I am forced to start a new age. My benefactor is always dreaming up this branch or that. My age writing schedule is growing longer. I am now responsible for writing in the setting for several stories that are only half baked in my after and forward mind.

Today was the worst. Matt Dutton (thought to be long since gone) showed up to harass me about Consortium exhibits I am attending to be done. At least that was his guise. I think the real reason he came unannounced was to remind me about how little writing I've done about him. He reminded me that without me writing him or any other character into the story, there is no story. Matt's story about the Down Under Tea Company and the closure of his offices in Absinthe and Laudanum did not get written. During the time I've been trying to fix the age where he is secretly building an underground village he can call his own, his animosity toward me grew worse. His return to IHC headquarters can only mean one thing. Matt is bored, and when Matt is bored, I am in trouble.

Our conversation did turn to you and the ladies at one point. He purposely redirected my thinking, which is so easy to do these days. I completely forgot to ask him whether he knew where all of you were. He did not offer up any information either.

I need you Beatrice to come home. If Clara, Dolly and Mabel are of no mind to return, let them enjoy another few days of captivity with the pirates or whoever else abducted them, but you must try to escape soon. I have no one to give me advice now that Ghaelen has taken a leave of absence.

With due respect (and a need for your safe return),


Antiquarian Historical Detectives

[url=]Antiquarian Historical Detectives[/url] by [url=]Ruby_ODegee[/url], on Flickr

Monday, March 4, 2013

O'fer Diluvian

O'fer Diluvian by Ruby_ODegee
O'fer Diluvian, a photo by Ruby_ODegee on Flickr.

Last night a crevice in the earth being cultivated by the Diluvians opened. I found a key that opened a locked door in the housing sector. When I entered I was linked to this odd place. It was appropriate to wear my maintainer suit.

I did not have time to stay. The key vanished. The crevice is gone. I don't know when I will be allowed back in.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Midtown Arts Museum

Midtown Arts Museum by Ruby_ODegee
Midtown Arts Museum, a photo by Ruby_ODegee on Flickr.

I feel a wee bit safer entering an age (even my own), now that I've managed to repair a long forgotten maintainers suit (boots, gloves, helmet and gas mask) pouch full of serums to stave off intergalactic maladies.

Midtown Arts Museum

Midtown Arts Museum by Ruby_ODegee
Midtown Arts Museum, a photo by Ruby_ODegee on Flickr.

When necessity is the mother of discovery, and you need to create the discovery before you "dig" it up, so goes the life of the storybuilder. I simply got tired of not being able to visit my own ages with adequate protection (safety first). I spent an afternoon piecing a maintainer suit the Ladies Guild found in a forgotten crack on the floor. What floor I am not sure about yet? It is yet to be written.