Salon Planning

October 2020 Planning Session

Baron Klaus Wulfenbach: It is good to see you all. Pardon my brief inattention as you entered.
Emilly Shatner-Orr smiles.
Baron Klaus Wulfenbach: Welcome, M~ Dreamcircle.
Baron Klaus Wulfenbach: Ah, good, Frau Gräfin.
Baron Klaus Wulfenbach: This is not our usual Salon, with a speaker and a topic, but our annual planning session.
Liz Wilner: 🙂
Baron Klaus Wulfenbach: Two of our months are habitually taken already – September, for those who were here last month; and…Duchess Liz, is it May for you?
Liz Wilner: yes…May is good for us 🙂
Oriella Charik: Indeed
Ephemeria: good evening everybody
Baron Klaus Wulfenbach: Fraulein Ephemeria.
Baron Klaus Wulfenbach: This, however, leaves up to 10 months available for interesting discussions.
Ephemeria: Good evening dear baron.
Baron Klaus Wulfenbach: Let us start with topics. What have we either not done, or not done recently, that you all would like to see presented?
Wulfriðe Blitzen: (Apologies for bouncing around, bad wifi where I am atm)
Baron Klaus Wulfenbach: Anyone?
Emilly Shatner-Orr: Has there been a Salon on the differences between steam and diesel?
Baron Klaus Wulfenbach: Not that I recall.
Emilly Shatner-Orr: That might be good one month.
Baron Klaus Wulfenbach: Ah, Admiral. We were talking about you behind your back.
Liz Wilner giggles
Wildstar Beaumont: LOL
Wildstar Beaumont: greetings everyone 🙂
Baron Klaus Wulfenbach: Frau Emilly, might you know anyone who could cover that topic well?
Emilly Shatner-Orr: I can ask around. There might be someone on the 1940s Portal sims.
Baron Klaus Wulfenbach: Bitte, that would be most helpful.
Emilly Shatner-Orr nods
Baron Klaus Wulfenbach: Come now, you’re an intellectual lot. There are no other subjects?
Emilly Shatner-Orr blinks.
Baron Klaus Wulfenbach: M~ Yukari, Fraulein Dreamcircle, Herr Jindikim?
Emilly Shatner-Orr: Well….if it’s been some time for older topics…those could be revisited.
Ðrєåmçίrçlє: Yes, this is my first time here, so I haven’t heard any topics yet.
Baron Klaus Wulfenbach: Some have been touched on, but there is not a definitive list.
Ephemeria: perhaps a lecture on the the wonderful machine of Charles Babbage?
Jindikim: Good evening, sorry it’s my first time which is the topic of the discussion?
Liz Wilner: I’d like to hear about the origins of different foods…perhaps dishes that are famous in a particular culture, etc
Baron Klaus Wulfenbach: Might you be more specific, Duchess?
Baron Klaus Wulfenbach nods at Frl. Ephemeria and makes a note.
Emilly Shatner-Orr: So, Charles Babbage; the works of H.G. Wells (and/or Jules Verne); food origins, especially as they might pertain to Victorian/Edwardian dishes.
Baron Klaus Wulfenbach: Herr Jindikim, we’re currently discussing topics we’d like to hear covered this season.
Emilly Shatner-Orr: I recall Ms. Mimistrobell had a Salon on courtesans through the ages.
Liz Wilner: there are national dishes…and certain dishes known in various regions…such as fish n chips or bubble & squeak in England
Wildstar Beaumont: @Jindikim October is traditionally when we discuss which topic to touch during the salons in the rest of the season
Jindikim: I see thanks
Liz Wilner: wiener schnitzel is synomous with Germany
Liz Wilner: etc
Emilly Shatner-Orr nods
Wildstar Beaumont: stolen dish from the Milanese cotoletta
Wildstar Beaumont: 😉
Liz Wilner: hey now
Baron Klaus Wulfenbach chuckles
Wildstar Beaumont: LOL
Liz Wilner: the French are known for fabulous patisserie
Oriella Charik: How food and drink shifted between social classes?
Liz Wilner: that would be interesting too, Ori
Emilly Shatner-Orr: Oh, that would be good.
Baron Klaus Wulfenbach: Hmmm. Lady Wizardess, that does help narrow it down a bit.
Jindikim: Well this remind me that today I have eaten cassoeula, a typical dish in northern Italy
Baron Klaus Wulfenbach: Was it good?
Emilly Shatner-Orr: And popular to this day.
Wildstar Beaumont smiles
Oriella Charik: Curry used to very posh in England
Ephemeria: as were all spices, because of their value
Jindikim: A mix of cabbage and pork, a lot of olive oil, honestly I’m not crazy about it because it’s full of skin and bones.
Oriella Charik: and poor people eat oysters …
Mr.Tenk: not in this town
Emilly Shatner-Orr: Because at one point, they literally cost pennies to feed a family.
Baron Klaus Wulfenbach: Hallo, Clockwinder.
Emilly Shatner-Orr: Well. In some places, then.
Baron Klaus Wulfenbach: Lady Oriella, would you want to do that talk?
Dahlia Vinter: any of you remembers Tamlorn Carterhaugh Wood?
Baron Klaus Wulfenbach: Ja, of course.
Baron Klaus Wulfenbach: ‘Remembers’?
Dahlia Vinter: told him to come
Liz Wilner: I just saw him earlier
Baron Klaus Wulfenbach: Oh, good.
Dahlia Vinter: ah, just asked a tp
Oriella Charik: Hm, I could try that Baron
Baron Klaus Wulfenbach: Think about it and let me know for sure.
Oriella Charik: Maybe February?
Baron Klaus Wulfenbach nods and writes it down
Oriella Charik: “Food Fashions down the Ages”
Baron Klaus Wulfenbach: Herr Clockwinder, will December be taken up again?
Dahlia Vinter: I also know a dude who has a Lovecraft sim, I can ask if you want
Wildstar Beaumont: oh … Boiler Elf!
Emilly Shatner-Orr: Food “fashions”?
Dahlia Vinter: here is tam!
Wildstar Beaumont: hi Tam !
Baron Klaus Wulfenbach: Bitte, Fraulein Vinter, if you might.
Tamlorn Carterhaugh Wood: Hello I crashed during tp
Liz Wilner: hi again, Tam 🙂
Jindikim: Good evening
Baron Klaus Wulfenbach: My Lovecraft friend does not seem to have made it after all.
Baron Klaus Wulfenbach: Lord Tamlorn, good to see you.
Tamlorn Carterhaugh Wood: Greetings everyone
Dahlia Vinter: this man has made the lovecraft fair several years
Ephemeria: good evening master Tamlorn
Baron Klaus Wulfenbach notes ‘Boiler Elf’ with a question mark for December
Dahlia Vinter: but as a good lovecraftian follower, is a bit crazy
Baron Klaus Wulfenbach chuckles
Dahlia Vinter: someone of Babbage helps him often….a urchin, ¿how I forgot his name?
Dahlia Vinter: was my friend
Emilly Shatner-Orr: But Lovecraft, or some discussion thereof, might also be good
Baron Klaus Wulfenbach: Jimmy Branagh, perhaps?
Dahlia Vinter: exactly!
Liz Wilner: so February, May, and September are scheduled so far….
Tamlorn Carterhaugh Wood: him or Tepic
Baron Klaus Wulfenbach: Hm, a little outside of our time frame technically, but so influential nonetheless.
Tamlorn Carterhaugh Wood: I have an idea for June, July or August
Dahlia Vinter: was jimmy, he made the submarine adventure where everybody dies
Tamlorn Carterhaugh Wood: that doesn’t sound like fun
Liz Wilner: what is your idea Tam?
Wildstar Beaumont: I think it was Philip who covered the confederate submarine
Tamlorn Carterhaugh Wood: It would entail two different historical periods
Baron Klaus Wulfenbach: June might be Herr Jimmy’s best time, we’ll have to see; but later in summer is always difficult to schedule. It would be nice to fill those slots.
Tamlorn Carterhaugh Wood: One, being the Renaissance. the second being the 60s
Emilly Shatner-Orr: Interesting.
Baron Klaus Wulfenbach: 1860s?
Wildstar Beaumont: 🙂
Tamlorn Carterhaugh Wood: It would be an historical look at the founding of the very first ever Renaissance Pleasure faire in 1963
Mr.Tenk: ah, right. if the elf didn’t finish whatever he was talking about last year i’m sure he will accept an invitation to come back and finish it
Dahlia Vinter: America´s civil war
Baron Klaus Wulfenbach: That would be excellent, Herr Clockwinder.
Emilly Shatner-Orr: Ah. And their attempts to recreate some view on the Middle Ages & Renaissance culture.
Jindikim: A cool historical reinterpretation
Baron Klaus Wulfenbach takes the question mark off after ‘Elf’.
Mr.Tenk: something about a giant, i think it was
Dahlia Vinter: when women started to wear bloomers?
Wulfriðe Blitzen: I have got word of a Japanese historical group who may be able to offer a speaker on Geisha or somesuch.
Baron Klaus Wulfenbach: Ah, that’s an interesting topic.
Tamlorn Carterhaugh Wood: There is much more to it, and as first an observer and second a participant, I was part of the Northern Renaissance Pleasure Faire. My 1st year performing there was 1971.
Liz Wilner: the history of Geishas would be interesting
Baron Klaus Wulfenbach: Lord Tamlorn, it’s a little unusual, but summer can be unusual. July or August, bitte?
Mr.Tenk: i wouldn’t mind hearing about the history of renn faires. there would be enough crossover interest, i think
Tamlorn Carterhaugh Wood: July would work nicely, or August
Jindikim: Sorry I am curious, have you ever shoot a movie of these historical reinterpretation?
Baron Klaus Wulfenbach nods at Herr Tenk
Baron Klaus Wulfenbach: Shall we say July, then?
Tamlorn Carterhaugh Wood: sure
Wulfriðe Blitzen: I have, Jindikim
Mr.Tenk: went to northern in a 5th grade school group in the mid to early 70s myself, that was pretty early on. i think my teacher had a friend that was involved in it
Tamlorn Carterhaugh Wood: works beautifully
Mr.Tenk: and decades later, found out i had taken a picture of nix sands
Tamlorn Carterhaugh Wood: the Faire I do has buildings that are replicas of the Black Point Faire
Jindikim: Something on youtube?
Baron Klaus Wulfenbach: Hah! That’s a coincidence, Herr Tenk.
Tamlorn Carterhaugh Wood: there are many videos of Northern on youtube
Tamlorn Carterhaugh Wood: I use soundbites from them in my dj sets during faire run
Emilly Shatner-Orr: If we find speakers, that gives us eight topics total, with the two already selected.
Emilly Shatner-Orr: Differences between steam and dieselpunk
Charles Babbage
Food throughout history
Lovecraft (or discussions nearby)
The history of the Renaissance Faire
The history of the Geisha
Liz Wilner: and something in the equine realm for our in May
Liz Wilner: *ours
Baron Klaus Wulfenbach: Do we have anyone here daring enough to present in November?
Mr.Tenk: not like anyone will be going anywhere..
Wildstar Beaumont: when would that be ? the 15th ?
Emilly Shatner-Orr smiles
Liz Wilner: the 22nd of Nov I think
Emilly Shatner-Orr: I think it’s more a matter of ensuring we can find lecturers for some topics
Baron Klaus Wulfenbach: Ja, November 15th.
Baron Klaus Wulfenbach: Herr Tenk, who might be able to do a talk on Charles Babbage?
Emilly Shatner-Orr: So not quite a month away. That’s still time to prepare.
Liz Wilner: yes…15th…
Baron Klaus Wulfenbach: I know someone who might know someone, but that is terribly tentative.
Liz Wilner: a bit
Mr.Tenk: not i
Wildstar Beaumont: I would have to refresh my old readings, but if there is need of somebody covering November I could speak about Napoleon, or Wellington or Napoleon and Wellington 🙂
Wulfriðe Blitzen: Charles Babbage and his dry analytical responses to sayings
Baron Klaus Wulfenbach grins at the Admiral
Emilly Shatner-Orr: That would give us nine, if you’re willing, Mr. Beaumont.
Wildstar Beaumont: moving from sea to land for a change 🙂
Emilly Shatner-Orr: And Babbage was already on the list, but it can be specific
Ephemeria: My suggestion was Charles Babbage calculating machine, is that acceptable?
Baron Klaus Wulfenbach: I think Frau Emilly is honing for a job here.
Wulfriðe Blitzen: hmm I can toss in a Babbage quote to get the ball rolling
Emilly Shatner-Orr: Oh, goodness, I’m just trying to keep track of things.
Wulfriðe Blitzen: Babbage wrote to wrote to the young poet Tennyson. “In your otherwise beautiful poem,” he said, “one verse reads,

Every moment dies a man,
Every moment one is born.

” … If this were true,” he went on, “the population of the world would be at a standstill. In truth, the rate of birth is slightly in excess of that of death. I would suggest [that the next edition of your poem should read]:”

Every moment dies a man,
Every moment 1 1/16 is born.

“Strictly speaking,” Babbage added, “the actual figure is so long I cannot get it into a line, but I believe the figure 1 1/16 will be sufficiently accurate for poetry.”

Mr.Tenk: so he was one of /those/ people?
Wulfriðe Blitzen: Ayup
Emilly Shatner-Orr: Very much so.
Wulfriðe Blitzen: One that hated street musicians. So I guess we could technically have a ban here…
Arik Metzger: coffcoffcoffff
Wulfriðe Blitzen: I felt I had to share ^.^
Emilly Shatner-Orr: Hello, Mr. Metzger!
Arik Metzger: Howdeedoo all!
Dahlia Vinter: he came by himself
Emilly Shatner-Orr: Indeed so.
Avelinne Monday: hi metzger
Arik Metzger: Da Fuzz seems to think we should be here, even if late
Emilly Shatner-Orr: We were apparently talking about you behind your back, as well.
Arik Metzger: ahhh hold on
Arik Metzger turns to face the wall
Emilly Shatner-Orr giggles
Emilly Shatner-Orr: No no no
Arik Metzger: Baron Wulfie was going on about this gittagather in The Nameless Ones… but I had to afk for about an hour
Wulfriðe Blitzen: Woo! I’ve been promoted!
Liz Wilner: lol
Arik Metzger: Baron Klaus Wulfenbach
Emilly Shatner-Orr grins
Wulfriðe Blitzen chuckles
Emilly Shatner-Orr: Though that is the first time I’ve heard him referred to in those terms. 😀
Arik Metzger: Well, we like to be distinct
Arik Metzger sniffs and looks sidelong at Fuzzbutt
Baron Klaus Wulfenbach: ‘Baron Wulfie’, is it?
Emilly Shatner-Orr: See, that’s the sound of death ray plans being plotted.
Arik Metzger hides other things, beneath his hat
Avelinne Monday: awe cute kittys
Baron Klaus Wulfenbach: I am, nonetheless, glad you made it here. Would you be willing to present, or find someone to present, on Lovecraft and, say, his works’ relationship to Steampunk? Something in that vein.
Arik Metzger: wellll I know I can diatribe.. as to what comes of it… that’s another matter
Dahlia Vinter: the only relation of chutlu and steampunk was when that boat smashed its head
Arik Metzger: I can counter that, Mizz Vinter
Arik Metzger grins a bit, glancing up at something irritating beyond the rim of his hat
Baron Klaus Wulfenbach: We have a handful of months open; when might be a good time to schedule you?
Arik Metzger: To be sure… the Esoteric Order of Dagon had a temple here in New Babbage, until some years back it was engulfed and dessimated by unspeakable forces
Baron Klaus Wulfenbach: As these things do.
Dahlia Vinter: it was burned. By me. I was the unspeakable force.
Arik Metzger: hmmmm now putting me into a schedule… that’s another chore. Much easier to herd acats at times…
Arik Metzger: I’d be pleased to see what I can come up with in any case
Arik Metzger: Ironically, the Temple matter occurred just days prior to my onset in Second Life, and taking up my Lovecraft persona
Liz Wilner: so perhaps January or March, Mr. Metzger?
Arik Metzger: The first week of March is the scheduled time for LoveFest 2021
Emilly Shatner-Orr: Aren’t the Salons usually mid-month?
Baron Klaus Wulfenbach: January, as a tease for the festival then?
Liz Wilner: Salons are on the 3rd Sundays of any month
Baron Klaus Wulfenbach: Third Sundays, unless disaster strikes.
Arik Metzger: Is this a weekly, or monthly? ahhh
Emilly Shatner-Orr: Because if the Festival is the first week, by the third week, he might be free?
Liz Wilner: monthly
Arik Metzger: alright, pencil us in for January… and PLEASE harangue me about it regularly
Baron Klaus Wulfenbach: January, with harangues. Noted.
Liz Wilner smiles
Oriella Charik: You can harangue me any time Baron
Baron Klaus Wulfenbach chuckles
Liz Wilner: lol
Arik Metzger removes his hat to stow the new commitment
Dahlia Vinter: I was glad to help, but I am needed elsewhere
Dahlia Vinter: stay safe all of you
Baron Klaus Wulfenbach: Danke, Fraulein.
Liz Wilner: take care, Dahlia 🙂
Arik Metzger: toodleoo, Mizz Vinter
Arik Metzger: To be sure, Baron… this is my first in-meet attendance to the Aether Salon
Baron Klaus Wulfenbach: Hmmm… Herr Jimmy usually does a presentation of a year; perhaps we should save June for him until we hear otherwise.
Baron Klaus Wulfenbach: Herr Metzger, usually we have a speaker at the lectern, sometimes with posters or links to kinematics. This planning session is what we do for our Anniversary.
Arik Metzger nods
Emilly Shatner-Orr: If Mr. Branagh isn’t already on the list of topics, that would give the Salon ten months.
Arik Metzger mutters, “Fuzz, you able to put this together? It ws your idea to step in here”
Emilly Shatner-Orr: I conducted a Salon, back in the days we had wood-burning cats, but…I’m so out of touch of what constitutes steamwave music these days, I’d have to severely brush up.
Wulfriðe Blitzen: The stream on this parcel was set to Walton Wainright’s music stream
Baron Klaus Wulfenbach: And I cannot recall what year this was started by my esteemed predecessors, but the Salons number into the three digits nowadays.
Wulfriðe Blitzen: If you want to listen but its more Aether
Arik Metzger: “NO, Fuzz am sure they weren’t burning cats”
Emilly Shatner-Orr grins
Emilly Shatner-Orr: Tell Fuzz it’s an aphorism. Of exceeding vintage also.
Arik Metzger: He’s rather edgy about such things for the last couple years. Something about the title he was bestowed by his makers… “Elder God”
Baron Klaus Wulfenbach grins wryly
Arik Metzger: anyway, shutting up and attempting to pay attention
Emilly Shatner-Orr: I’m not sure any Elder God is known for burning cats.
Arik Metzger: “It is said that in Ulthar, which lies beyond the river Skai, no man may kill a cat…”
Baron Klaus Wulfenbach: Right, so we have two months open in Spring; however, I have delegated a query for the Charles Babbage topic; the Gräfin is going to ask about the Geisha; and we must hear from Herr Jimmy the Missing.
Emilly Shatner-Orr: There you go, then.
Baron Klaus Wulfenbach: We’re also slightly over the hour, which is a good sign.
Wulfriðe Blitzen: I will ask Jed if she would like to give us another talk too
Baron Klaus Wulfenbach: Danke to all of you, both for attending and for being so productive today. I look forward to seeing the excellent presentations this new season will produce.
Ephemeria: you are welcome dear Baron
Liz Wilner: I will ask Lord Eldemar as well…he has expressed interest in giving a talk at some point
Tamlorn Carterhaugh Wood: Lovely to see you all.
Emilly Shatner-Orr: And that could well fill the year!
Baron Klaus Wulfenbach: Danke, Duchess, he knows where to find me.
Liz Wilner: yes 🙂
Baron Klaus Wulfenbach applauds
Arik Metzger: Oldesoul?
Baron Klaus Wulfenbach: Ja.
Ephemeria: Very nice to be here tonight.
Ephemeria: thank you for the hospitality dear Baron
Liz Wilner: thank you Baron…I am looking forward to all the upcoming talks 🙂
Baron Klaus Wulfenbach: And I will confirm with the Admiral about his talk on November 15th.
Tamlorn Carterhaugh Wood: Please stay safe and healthy everyone.
Baron Klaus Wulfenbach: And you, Lord Tamlorn.
Arik Metzger: and thanks (I think) for whatever it was we stepped into when crossing the threshold
Baron Klaus Wulfenbach chuckles
Baron Klaus Wulfenbach: Do invite all the Nameless Ones to come.

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