Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Bard on the Beach

By DrFran Babcock

On Sunday August 25, 2013 the Annual Bard on the Beach was held on the Nowhereville sim. Over 40 audience members watched in delight as several avatars read pieces, comic and tragic, from the works of William Shakespeare.

Many of the performers were from the Avatar Repertory Theater (ART) group who have provided years of Shakespeare productions in Second Life™. The event itself was part of Storyfests SL and Stories Unlimited. The offerings were diverse, and even included a scene from The Merchant of Venice performed in Spanish.

Crap Mariner, who owns the Nowhereville sim, provided a Stratford-on-Avon based stage, and the seating was arranged by Mr. Mariner and Cale (Caledonia Skytower). The audience had been told to silence all noisy gestures, to sit, and to remove HUDS, etc. The amazing thing was how well-behaved and respectful the crowd was. I have been to hundreds of SL events, and there is always someone who disturbs the calm, but not at Bard on the Beach.

A lot of the credit for this goes to the organizer and Emcee Cale, for setting the tone, appearing in a lovely gown, and role modeling the reverence towards the players. Her leadership had us all sitting on the edge of our pillows, listening and learning.

Freda Frostbite provided a Sonnet Break twice, with selections of some of the more well known poems, and some more obscure. Of course, she recited Sonnet 18: “Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day,” in honor of it being August.

Crap was the finale, with a serious and superb reading of Prospero’s soliloquy from The Tempest. He then suggested a Sonnet Challenge in which the audience called out numbers of sonnets to perform. Members of the company did their readings of the requested sonnets. The “Sonnet Smackdown” was excellent fun. Cale suggested that it be a weekly event, and be entitled: The Challenge of the Hams. The crowd was unable to pick a winner, because they all were so good, but finally settled on the honey-voiced Corwyn Allen after a sudden-death reading of Sonnet 151 against the other finalist, Crap Mariner.

Speaking of Crap: He read his Prospero monologue like the pro he is, but couldn’t help bringing the Angel of Death and Elvis on stage while he performed in the Sonnet Challenge.

Good, wholesome culture, and great fun.

Here is what was on the menu I hope you can make it next year:

Scenes from The Merry Wives of Windsor (Act II, Scene 1) and King John (Act II, Scene 1):  with Ada Radius and Avajean Westland

 Sonnet Break!:  with Freda Frostbite

 "The Duke of Bridgewater presents his interpretation of Hamlet's Soliloquy" from Mark Twain's Huckleberry Finn:  with BigRed Coyote

 A Midsummer Night's Dream (Act II, Scene 1):  with Ada Radius and Avajean Westland

 The Merchant of Venice (Act I, Scene 2):  with Ada Radius and Avajean Westland

 The Merchant of Venice (Act I, Scene 3): with Yunus Nyn (In Spanish, English translation provided)

 Sonnet Break!:  with Freda Frostbite

 Titus Andronicus (Act III, Scene 1): with Kayden Oconnell

 Hamlet (Act III, Scene 3): with Caledonia Skytower and Em Jannings
 As You Like It (Act 3, Scene 2): with Bhelanna Blaze and Roderic Unplugged

MacBeth (Act I, Scene 7): with Gyro Muggins

 Scenes from Much Ado About Nothing "How Two Wayward Wits Fall in Love":  with Caledonia Skytower and Kayden Oconnell

 Selection from The Tempest Prospero’s sililoquy: with Crap Mariner


Children of War: The charity for the event.

DrFran Babcock

Monday, August 26, 2013

Hot Nights at Bay City

By Gemma Cleanslate

”Welcome to Hot Bay City Nights on the Fairgrounds here in beautiful North Channel. I'm your Master of Ceremonies.” Pygar Bu shouted to the crowd that had gathered for the Miss Bay City bikini contest.

Bay City is a mainland community, developed by Linden Lab™ and home to the Bay City Alliance. The Bay City Alliance was founded in 2008 to promote the Bay City regions of Second Life™ and provide a venue for Bay City Residents and other interested parties to socialize and network. It is now the largest Bay City group, and home to most Residents of Bay City.

This is the second year of their Hot Bay City Nights featuring vintage and retro cars on the fairgrounds from  24th through the 31st of August. Go see terrific cars  from several motor companies. There will be events all week long including  two more car washes, one on Wednesday 6-8pm SL time and next Saturday at 2-4.  The proceeds go to Child's Play charity.  
Saturday,  I was able to attend the beauty contest which was great fun. There were five entries including one male competing to be Miss Bay City. They all sauntered down the runway one by one.  Pygar asked each a few questions while the audience applauded and chatted while the judges looked on and made notes . There were some tense moments as we all awaited the results.  

Miss Bay City will represent Bay City at as many events held there as possible and ride in the annual parade. Her  prize is  an elegant lavender pink convertible donated by  ADudeNamed Anthony. The 2012 Miss Bay City, Angela Seale-Poultry (angela.seale) took to the runway for the last time as an appreciative crowd applauded her service for the past year. Finally Sylvia Tamalyn was announced to be the Miss Bay City 2013.

The closing party will take place September 1 , 3-7 SL time. Take a trip over to view the cars and pick up some freebies along the way.
Gemma Cleanslate 

Editor's Note:  Check out an interview of Angela Seale at the Poultry Report (Click Here).

Friday, August 23, 2013

Summer Fair at Aero Pines Park

By Gemma Cleanslate

Aero Pines Park, a favorite place for many of us, has a Summer Fair and Carnival in Equus hosted by the Aero Pines Park Rangers and the Bravo Carnival Company. Every fun game that you have ever played, and every ride you have ever enjoyed in Second Life seems to be here for your vacation fun if you are having a staycation like many of us. Take your friends and have a ball!
On the way in, grab a mallet and test your strength at the High Striker game. There are lots of arcade games on the midway to try, some very familiar like Whack a Mole. One game I had never seen called Zombie Meltdown was great fun. Out in the rodeo field I saw someone riding a bucking bull for points. I will skip that. There is a fast carousel, a scary roller coaster, bumper cars, and an enormous ferris wheel, my favorite ride, along with some others you will recognize.  Take a walk through the Fun House, that is a real maze. Good luck! 
Wandering around all the sims of Aero Pines is always so interesting no matter when you go. I took the long long ride from the sky isle down the water slide and right into the ocean! When you land, you are near the bumper boats so have some fun there too.  Do not miss the log flume ride!!! Rezz a log and jump in and you will be on the journey of your life. The log is hauled up inclines and slides down the water ways, wending its way to the end. 
Outside the entrance to the carnival you will find the brochure and a list of the many teleports you can take to various areas of the Park that are always available. I saw some people  riding horses on the beach not too far from the carnival. Rezz a demo horse and ride the trails. I do that often. I also found some new little golf cars to rezz and took a ride around before I had to leave. Be sure to read the directions (laughter).  
Just get to the Carnival before the end of August! Enjoy!  

Gemma Cleanslate

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Amehana’s Writing Party

By Grease Coakes

Amehana Ishtari a good friend of mine wanted to hold a writing social party for her friends to chat about writing and reading. She asked me to DJ for the event I said sure. She has does readings for me many times and given me support and hints to publish my children’s story.

It started at 6pm SLT but I showed up early at the party at to pick out songs and give Amehana the stream. Me and her chit chatted about writing and how art teachers can nitpick their elementary school students for drawing violent images like killer robots or have a student draw a teacher they may not like face a horrible death. We both agreed that it’s better for a child to draw about their fantasy of doom for an adult he or she may not like then acting it out.

Amehana’s friends showed up like Ally and Oscelot to hang and chat too. Raimi showed up too as she’s a good friend of mine and a fan of my music. I asked Amehana about the audio book I won through her drawing called “Call of the kami.” She had this to say about it, "yes it is, and mythology and folklore. That book happened as a result of researching Japanese spiritual views for Dragon Shaman (and my own growth)."

Amehana called herself a crazy lady by asking people what they about the folklore. I told her "nahh" she’s not a crazy lady. But her boyfriend Vadise Reikaz had this to say, "Yes, crazy lady." (grin)

I also play MLP/fallout with Vadise so I asked him about the mutant we fought last night. He seemed upset that my character Dusty did so much damage with my battle rifle as he wanted to try out Xinka’s gun. I told Vadise next time I’m going to melee attack with Dusty and not shoot.

One of the projects Amehana was working on was the Dragon Beads anthology as a contest for anyone to submit a story about dragons. I asked what it was about and Amehana said, "Dragons (laughter)."

The best entry that Amehana has seen so far was a story about the daughter of a dragonrider who thwarts an invasion of raiders. The first prize is $20 I said that’s still a good prize so she shouldn’t feel bad about that. I also ordered Amehana’s first book called “Dragon Shaman Book One Taming the Blowing Wind.” I’m almost finished and it’s a good read. It’s a good mix of romance and fantasy where blowing wind wanders into the spiritual realm and finds an adventure and a spirit who loves her who she resists. One part was funny, but I won’t say what as. It was also creepy.

There’s a sequel to "Taming the Blowing Wind," is named book two of Dragon Shaman is "The Smoky Mirror." Amehana hopes to write 8 in all but she also has another writing project called the selkie skins which she gives the credit for the inspiration to Vadise her boyfriend. Vadise asked for a character idea through a Harry Potter, so Amehana created Christy as a selkie from then on she has her own series with a -.- face. She’s been writing the series about shape shifters who change from human to the animal form of a seal. Amehana gave me a writing sample and it looked like good writing just like her blowing wind book.

For a while Vadise, Amehana, Vera and I goofed around as I asked questions about her book series. Writing is an excellent way to express yourself for any kind of genre or fantasy universe that comes to your mind. Or the flip side is true that you could read about an adventure from your fave author. Amehana aka Teresa Garcia is certainly a good author, or perhaps you already have a fave book or fave book series. Ethier way ,have fun by reading or writing or perhaps both. After all you are reading when you read this article about a party about reading and writing.

Grease Coakes

Monday, August 5, 2013

Steelhead's Mayoral Elections: The Debate

By Bixyl Shuftan

On Friday August 2nd, The Steelhead community held a debate between the candidates for the upcoming mayoral election. The three people in the debate were incumbent TotalLunar Eclipse, and challengers Willow Leafstorm (Zoelass Resident) and Jobias Barthelmess. Besides being the incumbent, Lunar is known as the steampunk-themed area's top builder. Willow is one of the Nevermoor sim's leading residents and the owner of the Green Fairy Cabaret. Jobias is most noted for his rivalry with Steelhead's popular sheriff and his poor reputation in the community. Jobia's supposed opinions of nonhumans has brought some additional attention to Lunar being elven, and Willow a fae.

The campaign for mayor came to be because Lunar had made a bet with Jimmy Branagh, one of the local youngsters or "scamps," that if the street urchin won a sumo wrestling match against him, he'd make him honorary mayor for a week. Jimmy won, and Lunar lived up to his word. But as it turned out, Jimmy couldn't just hand back the position. A technicality in Steelhead's laws meant Lunar would have to be reelected to get his job back, and this meant elections. Three people turned in applications in time, Lunar, Willow, and Jobias, whose names were announced in the weekly town meeting on Tuesday July 29th.

The debates began at 6PM in one of the public buildings. Interim mayor Jimmy Branagh was the conductor for the debates and fielded the questions to the candidates. "Good evening ladies an' gennillmin," Jimmy began the event, "Oy'm Jimmy Branagh, currently Mayor of Steelhead, an' Oy welcome you to th' Steelhead Mayoral debate between three candidates - Jobias Barthelmess, Willow Leafstorm, and Total Lunar Eclipse." After he paused for a few cheers from the audience, "Rules will be few faw these debates - no cat-callin', no throwin' of fruit, vegetables or other throwable object's until th' end, an' no knoives aw foirearms will be permitted until off th' premises. Th' audience is, however, free ta comment on th' answers as they occur." Garnet Psaltery whispered, "Note that we can throw things at the end."

Jimmy continued, "Oy will ask th' candidates each a question in turn, an' the toime they 'ave ta answer is totally at moy dis'kreshun. Ifn they gets long winded Oy'll cut 'em off." "Harsh," Garnet commented. "Yah," Myrtil Igaly responded, "but we might fall asleep otherwise." Jimmy went on, "Audience members may submit questions they wanna ask doirectly to me via Aethereal Instant Messaging, a'n Oy'll ask em ifn they're any good." "Ooooh censoring," Myrtil commented. Jimmy gave her a sneer.

Jimmy then turned his attention to the candidates with the first question, "Woy is there no official worm farm in Steelhead, considerin' awl the water around faw fishin in, an' wot will ya do ta remedy th' situation as Mayor?" After a pause, "Awlroight then, first question goes to Miss Leafstorm." Willow took a moment to consider the question, then answered, "If the people want a worm farm, then we should see about get an interested individual to open a worm farm to sell bait and tackle for fishing. But I believe we can set up some Seven Seas booths and make some money for Steelhead in the process." "Mr. Lunar," Jimmy told the elf, "same question." Lunar responded, "I've already set up 7 Seas booths with very extremely limited success on the selling of said worms. Though I do propose bringing back the turkeys to find the worms so we can harvest them as needed."

Jimmy then turned to the man in the black hat, "Mr. Barthelmess?" Jobias gruffly answered, "I believe you should check with your 'Marshal.' He may have worms. Fleas and ticks as well." Although it was known Jobias is on poor terms with Steelhead's Sherrif Fuzzball Ortega, who is a known werewolf, this response got several gasps and a number of stares from the audience. Lunar looked over and shook his head. Jimmy continued, "But, what would YOU do concernin' the issue?" Jobias thought for a moment, then, "Ah, well, probably dig up some undesirable location for worm farming," he paused, then, "(The) Marshal's house, as an example." Thadicus Caligari commented at the remark, "Always one rat in the party."

Jimmy then went to the second question, "What is your opinion of popcorn-creating wands, and why are they not available yet?" Lunar answered, "Popcorn creation requires quite a bit of heat I am told along with corn. As we get closer to the harvest season we will see a decrease in corn prices and increase in production so I could put my best scientist, Tensai, to creating said wands." He paused before finshing his response, "As for it not being created yet, I did not know there was such a need." Jimmy then turned to Jobias, "Mr. Barthelmess, your opinion?" The mustached man answered, "Ah, well that one......I won't blame on the Marshal. ..... rather, on the poor example of builders and scripters in Steelhead. If elected, I'll see to it that everyone has lessons from professionals." Jimmy asked, "Would these be wit'out charge, Mr. Barthelmess? Or subsidoized by taxpayin' people?" Jobias answered, "Not much would Babbage charge for giving Steelhead lessons?" Lunar responded with a loud snort. Garnet commented, "Several pints of sour milk at least."

Jimmy then turned to the third candidate, "Miss Willow, your opinion?" Willow answered, "I wasn't aware of the need for popcorn making wands. And doing a search in the marketplace I do not see any there as well. However, if such need arises one of our inventors or mad scientists could create one. We do have a popcorn making machine at the theater. I do not doubt the creative abilities of our fine citizens in Steelhead unlike Mr. Brothelmess." The comment was followed by a few snickers from the audience. Jobias harumphed, then remarked, " I the only human here?" The question got a few smirks and stares from the audience of elves, fae, nekoes, furs, Jagers, and some humans, with one whispering, "It's been a while since we have tarred and feathered anyone in Steelhead." Willow commented, "You're are surrounded by us non-humans, Bottomless." Myrtil made a comment about, "name-calling going on as it should in any good debate!"

Jimmy went to the next question, "Awlroight then, some serious answers foaw a serious issue. We need more hoy-falutin' landed gentry in Steelhead ta soak up the real estate. Ifn elected Mayor, whaddle ya do? Mr. Barthelmess, th' next question is yours." Jobias promptly answered, "Industry, that is the key. Steelhead needs lots of factories, and a willingness to have these built. Again, I point you to New Babbage and how their great factories make New Babbage what it is." Garnet commented, "Corpses do not count."

Jimmy turned to the next challenger, "Miss Willow, same question." Willow answered, "I have many great ideas for the community to help improve things and bring in more residence into Steelhead and possibly help expand Steelhead into an 8th sim. We need to have greater community involvement from the community. To begin with, I would like to see official greeters here in Steelhead through a program of resident volunteers that greet visitors and assist newcomers that arrive into Steelhead. The major focus would be on Steelhead City, Shanghai and Nevermoor. Next, I would like to see other volunteer positions created and filled by our residents. This would also include having Ambassadorial representatives from each region to provide equal representation in Steelhead matters. We need to reach outside of our borders to bring more people here to attend our events, shop in our stores and finally rent land and settle here as residents. Finally, but not least we need to organize a clean up of our skies of all the loose prims out there."

Jimmy commented, "Whoa, a fast talker!" From the audience, Garnet added, "Nice answer, Willow." Willow answered, "I had prepared notes." Lumina Elvehjem added, " would like to state that the Thursday gig at Prop spinners is attended almost completely by non Steelhead residents." "Hy vuz dere last night," Mamma Gkika stated. "And we appreciate your presence, Mamma," Thad told her. "Yea we geta sprinkle 'o Steelheaders," Lumina commented, "but other 'n Thad 'n me... it's all folks from elsewhere. It's not a problem... It's just interesting."

Jimmy turned to the incumbent, "Mr. Lunar, same question." Lunar answered, "Steelhead was founded on the principle of it being a place people are proud to call home. We have parks, areas of interest, historical recreations, we should advertise those points of interest. We should also not stay within the boundaries of 'Steampunk and Victorian' as our other sister cities in the Steamlands. We are American, Industrial Revolution era, each sim has its own theme, draw and we could expand our advertising to those points of interest, instead of recycling Steamlanders from the same group." "Fresh meat!" Lumina from the audience commented, which brought a grin from Lunar.

Jimmy continued, "The next question is faw Miss Willow." He then read the question, "Wot's your position on puttin' the growin' population of shiftless mammynackered scamps ta work instead of lettin' 'em run around gettin' stuff faw free awl the toime?" That question got a few curious looks from the audience, "That sounds like Jobias' ally." Willow answered, "I think we are handling the situation well by providing them with an education and maybe eventually offereing them training at some point into a profession of their own choosing. The youth are the backbone of our future." Jimmy then turned to Lunar, "Mr. Lunar, same question." Lunar answered, "We have programs set for the scamps to receive education as well as educational field trips. I would like to see more vendors offer work study programs for the scamps such as newsies where they could learn different trade as well as keeping out of Tensai's stash of explosives." The last line got a few coughs and snickers.

Jimmy then turned to the man in black, "And Mr. Barthelmess, your answer?" Jobias cleared his throat, "Yes, well. Everyone in Steelhead needs to earn a living. Education is all fine, but if the 'scamps' want something they should work for it. Factories are a good place. Reopening the mine is another option. Letting them run around unattended and being disrespectful is uncalled for. This past winter, for example, I was bombarded by yellow snowballs by......" Jobias pause, and looked at Jimmy, "Wait a minute……….YOU!" Jimmy spoke up, "Careful Mr. Barthelmess ... Are you sure?" Jimmy grinned, putting his hand a little closer to the pistol at his table. The response from the audience was a mix of nervous looks at grins. Jobias responded, "I never forget a face......and that was NOT lemon flavored!" Lunar blinked and Willow laughed. Lumina commented, "Score one for the brats." Thad added, "He is lucky there weren't rocks in the core."

Jimmy then went on, "Next question is for Mr. Lunar. What is your position on Nuns with Guns, and how do you support them?" From the audience Lumina joked, "By helping them kick their habits." That got a chuckle from Jimmy. Lunar answered, "Hm, simple. I created the group when the sisters of the Magdeline order wished to get involved in the security of Steelhead. We have two full time members of the order living around the town, their usefulness in times of crisis with snipers and direct combat is quite amazing.  Oh yes, and they are nuns, so they pray for our sins and sims. .. I'm done." Lumina commented "Is good for someone to prey for our sims."

Jimmy then looked to Jobias, "Now Mr. ... ummm ... you." The moustached man answered, "Yes.....well....that's all well and good. But, I feel a change is made in regards to Steelhead's law enforcement. So, I'll be replacing all involved in law enforcment. And the Sisters can continue praying for *your* sins." Jimmy responded, "Oy'm also the Deputy Marshal, sir. You'll be replacin' me?" That got a few chuckles from the audience. Jobias answered, "Yes, even you. You'll be too busy in the mines or factories." Jimmy's response, "I see … "

Jimmy turned to Willow, "Miss Leafstorm same question!" Willow answered, "I don't mind nuns with guns, but acid trippers with wood chippers is definately a bad move. As long the nuns treat everyone with dignity and fairness they cab coexist with the rest of Steelhead. We never know when we would have to fend off a full scale invasion and having them handy ensures our protection. Of course the only solution Mr. Bathtubmess offers is probably to replace our own trained law enforcement with his select henchmen, I presume." The audience made a few jokes about "bishops with bazookas" and "monks with skunks," prompting Willow to remark, "Now that is getting too silly."

Jimmy continued, "And one last formal question for awl - What do you feel should be the official stance of Steelhead towards the other Steampunk regions, in general? Start with Miss Leafstorm, and down the line." Willow answered, "We should extend our hand in friendship. We have many dual citizens in Steelhead and I see having more in the forseeable future. By extending a welcoming hand we also have guests that pend their Lindens in our shops and visit our events and clubs." Jimmy turned to the incumbent, "Mr. Lunar?" Lunar answered, "We are already friends with Caledon and Babbage, I would suggest sending our Ambassadors to the other steamlands beyond that." Jimmy turned to the other challenger, "And lastly - Mr. Barthelmess." Jobias answered simply, "We should learn from them. New Babbage especially."

Jimmy was getting close to the end, "Awlright, so ends the questioning. Now, each candidate may make a final statement. Please keep it brief, an' lemme know when you're finished. Miss Leafstorm first." Willow made a long statement, "I know I haven't been here as long as many of you, but in the nearly two years that I regularly attended meetings and now have over 1 1/2 years of actual residence in Nevermoor I think I have proven that I am dedicated to Steelhead City. In May of 2012, I even opened up the Green Fairy Cabaret in Nevermoor to serve the community. I have hosted and DJed Steelhead dances for the community and have shown that I am also reliable and responsible in my duties as a DJ and business owner. Of course, Lunar is really one of the best people for the job. However, it is really a big job and he has enough on his plate building and handling the business end of things. If I am elected I can take care of the other civic duties as Mayor such as attending local events and other events in other communities as an official representative of Steelhead. Running one of the establishments here has provided much PR for Steelhead and I am one of the faces that many first see here in Steelhead. Why am I then running is the question being asked? I realize I do have little chance of getting elected against the popularity of such a worthy candidate as The Great Elf himself, Lunar Eclipse. How else can I serve Steelhead and have my ideas implemented to help Steelhead grow? How can the voice of one small fairy be heard over the din of others and be taken seriously? The only way is to stand here before you all and ask that you vote for Willow Leafstorm as Mayor of Steelhead. When you go mark that ballot I want you to remember "ich bin ein Steelheader." I am a Steelheader!" The statement got both applause and a couple snickers, referring to Kenendy's "I am a jelly donut" mistranslated quote.

Jimmy then turned to Jobias, "And next, Mr. Barthelmess." The man in the black hat spoke, "I understand that I am the most popular. Seems many have not forgiven me for that little incident with your marshal and a silver bullet……" the then corrected himself, "I am NOT the most popular." There were a few chuckles from the audience, Thad saying, "Not is understated," Lumina adding, "half point for stating the obvious." Jobias continued, "But, where was I? Oh, yea, Not the most popular.....However, we have seen plenty of riff raff and undesirables come into Steelhead." Someone shouted from outside the building, "You're one of them." The candidate continued, "But ....... hmmph. ...... If elected, I will drive the undesirables out and create a new Steelhead. Remember, a vote for Barthelmess is a Vote for Humanity." Lunar stared at him for a moment, shaking his head. Thad grinned, "I would make a military arrest of you if I had the chance." Lumina openly wondered what Jobias meant by "riff raffia and undesirables," then remarking, "I love it, his closing statement is 'I'm not popular."

"Well then …" Jimmy then turned to the incumbent, "Mr. Lunar, please." Lunar spoke, "Steelhead is one of the greatest assets I have ever come to steward. We have gone through much together, highs and lows and coming closer to seven years. I can tell you it is still one of the most precious things I hold dear, not for the builds but for her people. I would be honored to maintain stewardship of her, to keep going, to keep growing. The ideas stated here, except those by Jobias, I am taking to heart and will pursue to keep this city running." The statement was greeted with applause and cheers. Jobias asked, "Not even the putting scamps to work in mines?" He was answered with boos, Mamam Gkika remarking, "Hy tink de non hoomanz hef hyu out numbered und gunned, Herr Battlemass." Lumina called out, "Even our humans don't like ya much!" Lunar remarked, "I caved in the mines so we didn't have scamps working down there."

Jimmy then called out, "Awlroight then, one time, applause fawn awl the candidates?" The place then erupted in claps and cheers. After about a minute, Jimmy thanked the crowd, "Thanks to ya awl faw participating!" Lunar smiled, "And we have enough time to head to the dance." "Thanks faw 'avin me as interim Mayor awl!" "Thank you Jimmy." Jobias stepped down from the podium, "Ah, then I shall take my leave before the tar and feathers come out." "I believe that is for the best Jobias," Lunar told the man in black as he made his way to the door.

Talk then turned to the upcoming dance, mixed with reminders to vote on August 6th, "Glad to have the civics lessons, see you at the dance!"

Bixyl Shuftan