Twinkle, Twinkle Little….Snowflake? , by Taliferrue Cathaldus.
…and just like that, with a puff of snow and a bit of icy wind, it was all gone.
Gothmas by Gaslight is now closed for 2014. Thanks for everyone who participated, blogged and shopped! We’ll see you next December. In the meantime, our next event is A Tattered Page, which opens on January 7, and Futurewave, which has applications open until January 31.
The clock is winding down on this year’s Gothmas by Gaslight. There’s just one day left to take it all in before it all gets packed away for another year. The sims really are gorgeous, so if you haven’t gone up to take photos and get some shopping done, this is the last call. Because tomorrow, it all fades away.
Only a few days left in 2014 (thank goodness -I personally will be more than happy to see the end of it.) But Gothmas by Gaslight is still humming along through January 3. Now that the press for time in RL has started to ease up a bit, people are filtering back upstairs to enjoy the snow, music and shopping at GxG. The submissions to our Flickr pool have been lovely, and we’ve all been enjoying the images that have come to us.
It’s been pretty low key as it generally is in December, though for some reason on Xmas eve the sim sort of fell over and scripts went wonky for several hours. Gremlins, I suppose. But it seems to have righted itself and I see people wandering around in their winter finery each time I go upstairs. I still have to do my shopping rounds too! Obviously, this is our last event of 2014, and we’d definitely like to thank all the people that come back (merchants, bloggers and shoppers) over and over to tell us to keep doing whatever it is we’ve managed to concoct.
Our next event is the January round of A Tattered Page , which is a combination of an event, a book club, and a mad scientist’s experiment all in the same package. That opens on January 7 (yeah we know, it’s not much time.) But just as importantly, applications for Futurewave will open on January 1st (probably in the evening.) Given what happened last year, we expect it to sell out *very, very fast*.
But we still have to get through the rest of this year before we can get to that. So come on up and enjoy the winter in the darkness. The lights cast excellent shadows and the shopping is great.
Today! (That’s December 23) from 4-6PM Pacific Time (SLT) Alisa Perne will be guest DJing at the Gothika Mobile Unit. She usually DJ’s over at Club Zero, but as happens she lives on Cursed full time(much to our collective delight), so she decided to come on back to the mobile unit to have some fun for a couple hours. Alisa’s a pretty terrific person and it’s going to be a ton of fun (and I probably should decorate her house for gothmas… um. oops. Yeah. I need to get to that…) but come on up and get some gloomy licks in before the madness begins tomorrow in earnest.
As usual, the flurry of updates to updates has been thick on the ground in the merchant group. Here’s what you missed if your notices capped out:
Vendors went out (and were updated. Because there’s always a permissions issue…) you need version 2.0. (or just ask me.)
Gachas went out after MUCH hassle. One of them has a small cosmetic issue (regular version 2.5. The one with email reports is fine.) If you want a fixed one, just IM me. The correct regular one is 3.0.
Blogger boxes – the correct box is v2. It went out yesterday. Since I’ve already typed this a zillion times I’ll do it once more- SL crashed in the middle of programming the first one, and it pushed about 25% of all the UUIDs to the wrong list. They were *there* but the script didn’t assign them correctly. Box v2 fixes this completely. Just use that one.
That said, there’s an unforseen consequence that was brought to our attention last night, regarding capped messages and inventory. Our scripter, (Nic Sadoul from Unrepentant) is aware of the problem and is trying to come up with a fix. My temporary workaround suggestion is to just do it the old school way- if you know you got a package but the inventory capped out, just ask the person who sent it to you to resend it. The blogger list is easy to check, and as soon as they see you’re on it, a redelivery to you should be a nonissue.
We do know about the problem. The issue is as usual not the script, but how poorly SL handles offline inventory deliveries. We’ll work it out.
About load in – we are waiting for Lokii to give the all-clear to close the sims for load in. As soon as I have it, so will you.
Applications are now closed for this year’s Gothmas by Gaslight. The merchant list is current, and accurate.
Merchants will be allowed to load in starting at some point on December 9 (my guess is later rather than earlier.)
Also this year we will be sending out optional gift vendors, for those merchants who want to offer gift service. The vendors will allow the buyer to specify another account to deliver their item to. These are not mandatory by any means. The script was made custom for us by Nic Sadoul at Unrepentant.
Speaking of custom things made for us by the folks at Unrepentant, we also have a new blogger review copy system, so no one has to send their review copies through the group anymore. Sonya is so excited about this she’s hopping around like…well a bunny, and I know she always does that but more than usual. But she can explain all that once we get closer to go-time.