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The Third Annual Bookbinder's Ball - 6-8pm SLT

Miss Gabrielle Riel, Prim Minister of New Toulouse, and Miss GallateaSu Beaumont, Librarian of New Toulouse, cordially invite you on behalf of our community and the Alexandrian Free Library Consortium to the Third Annual Bookbinder's Ball this evening from 6-8pm in the Toussaint L'Ouverture Library Ballroom. (

The theme of this year's Ball is...The Heroine in Literature. We recommend, but do not require, that guests come as their favorite Heroine-centered novel, story, play, or poem. You may come as a character or something else that represents the work. We also have an optional game to see who can guess the most characters/representations correctly.

The Prim Minister will provide the music on Radio Riel New Toulouse. You can tune in by opening in a media player.

The History of the Bookbinder's Ball

In 2007, the first Bookbinder's Ball was held in a ballroom high over Caledon Primver…

What If...

I sit at my desk in my office at The Nest in Edison Hypatia, staring at the blank sheet of paper on it, pen in hand. I sit for hours, just looking at it.

I don't know what to write. I've sent other letters and received no response. I really wish I did not want to write another one. Another exercise in futility? I think so. At this point it's something I can do to make myself feel better. I suppose it's worth it for that.

I take a deep breath, and put pen to paper.

Dear Man in Pieces,

I've tried to reach out to you a few times over the last several weeks. It's clear to me that you don't want to be reached, or that you don't want to be reached by me. As you wish.

You have no idea how much I wish I simply did not care. I'm not sure why I do, really. There are just some people here that I feel a connection with, like we're from the same branch of the psychic tree. And there are also very, very few people who know what it's like to do what…

Terpsichore Tuesday - Gen X with Gabi: The Music from the Movies of John Hughes

Sadly, the Summer of 2009 has seen the passing of some of Generation X's biggest pop culture icons, for example Farrah Fawcett, Michael Jackson and one of the people who truly defined Gen X, filmmaker John Hughes. Hughes showed what it was like to really be a teenager in the mid 1980s in movies like National Lampoon's Vacation, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Weird Science, The Breakfast Club, Some Kind of Wonderful, Sixteen Candles and Pretty in Pink. I (Gabrielle) can say this, because I was one of those teenagers.

Earlier this month at Kaylee Frye's rezday party, some guest requests inspired me to do a John Hughes Movie Music set. That set has further inspired me...

It's Terpsichore Tuesday, the Gen X with Gabi Edition, so please join me tonight from 6:00pm - 7:30pm SLT in the City of Enoch ( as I feature music from the classic teen movies of John Hughes. If you can not join us, please tune in on Radio Riel'…

Happy Anniversary My Dragon

My Dearest Dragon ~

One year ago today, in actual world time, we became Partners. In a small, lovely ceremony that you created straight out of your heart. One month later, we handfasted in the ceremony of my dreams...pomp, circumstance and a giant cathedral. (*grins* like I could do something small?)

A year. It seems, pardon the pun, unreal. We met two years ago as friends. A year and a half ago we became more than friends, but you were so busy with your work for your Doctorate, I was so busy doing the million things I do in SL... Do you remember our first discussion about expectations?

I told you, "I am looking for what I call my "Duke"...a Partner who will stand proudly at my side. Someone who will love The Duchess, and Caledon...and plain Gabi. I am also thrilled to have wonderful relationships along the way to that goal."

You looked down at me and said, "Which do you think I am dear?"

And I replied, "I do not know. I don't know you well e…

End of Summer Edison Land Deals

The summer is still high and hot, but before you know it, the air will take on a crispness, the trees will start to turn...and suddenly Fall will be here! My Estate, The Province of Edison, is based on the North American Upper Midwest and Ontario, Canada...and we follow the seasons as those regions do in the actual world. I'll soon be changing the trees to fall colors and full of apples!

If you enjoy the seasons as we do in The Province of Edison, and are interested in living in here, I am offering a special End of Summer Land Deal from today, Sunday, August 23rd until next Monday, August 31.

Typically I charge $12 L per sq. m. for parcel "rental rights" in all of my Estates. However, for the next week or so, you can move into an Edison parcel for $1 L. The only thing for which you will be responsible is the weekly tier. This also means that when you leave Edison, the parcel will revert directly back to me. The rental rights will NOT be yours to sell to someone else.