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Mr. Rufus’s Hood – August Spotlight


A rose by any other name is not a rose, or in this case an Orchid. Yes everyone it has been some time since the last edition of Mr. Rufus’s Hood, but the fire has been lit again.

 Orchid Spreading her petals

 I have taken my vacation and went to the high mountains and found a wild flower growing in the mist of the Car Wash.

This edition of my spotlight is on Orchid Somerset.  A fairly new employee to the Car Wash has already made her mark on SL.  She is an avid shape maker because she likes to dabble in the mystic powers while creating life in her skybox lab. 

Having diverted away from the norm of the typical model shape and skin, she has tweaked herself on the SL treadmills in those back alley gyms.  This flower is not one to be picked but rather observed from the confines of the Car Wash.

But on a more serious note, she has a big heart for the newbies of SL.  With the “pay it forward attitude” she tries to help those who need a little guidance whether it’s in the Car Wash or just trying to put their underwear on. 

When asked if she has a role model in SL, her reply was “I don’t know if I can pinpoint any one person who has meant more to me than anyone else, but certainly all the kind helpful people in SL that are out there have made the experience so much more enjoyable for me and everyone else… It’s really why I try to help out the newbies, i like to “pay it forward” if you will.

With an attitude like that only good pollen can come out of this flower.  So if you have no known allergies take the time to stop by the Car Wash and meet one our new hosts, Orchid Somerset.  I guarantee she will give off an aroma!

See you next exciting edition of Mr. Rufus’s Hood

Mr. Rufus’s Hood


Sometimes you just walk around and find spare change, other times you find clothing. Such is the case with one “Cool Cat” named Austin “Not the” Riddler. He is my spotlight for this issue of Mr.Rufus’s Hood. This guy brings a much appreciated fun time to the Car Wash and The Wash area.

Austin struts his stuff!

Austin has a general taste for the retro things that are in SL. If you stroll by his house you may see his 1940 Ford Hotrod. Now if you take a look at him you might think his first words would be something out of the “Happy Days” television series but this cool cat is not going to go around saying “Aaaaaaay”.

Austin has Neko running though his veins and that is what makes his special qualities stand out. Austin is a real easy going guy to talk to and all the ladies want to play with his tail(among other things).
When asked if anyone stands out to him, his words were “the crowd here at CW really stands out to me, and I’m glad I’ve become a regular here. “ But not just the CW crowd, also there is someone else that impresses Austin.

Austin told me,” I really admire the woman who runs Artilleri, (can’t think of her name). She does some nice work! Most of my clothes were made by her.” Now it is good to see that our fellow citizens are not doomed to buy cheap clothes like one unnamed author.

There was some other person that Austin mentioned and that was a photographer that he met by the name of Monroe Snook. Now Austin would not tell go into more detail about those photos but I think he has a feature on a SL Retro Men calendar.

This cat has a fetish for prowling late at night looking for lucky spots to camp out and basically perform some self grooming. If you see him don’t be afraid to talk to him, you may put out some milk for him. This guy is no joke because if you ask him he’s “NOT THE RIDDLER”!

Mr. Rufus’s Hood


Hello again from Mr. Rufus’s hood. This week’s spotlight is on Aquaticaa Gossipgirl. Much like the ivy on my house, she has a personality that just grows on you.


 I first met Aquaticaa when she floated(literally) into the Car Wash looking for a job. Now much like others that come in that are fairly new, she was inquisitive about employment opportunities there. After hitting her with the very much appreciated and preconceived gesture(thank you Flo), I noticed that she did not just leave abruptly. She actually stayed and danced. She was jumping right in on the banter that all of us love to dish out daily.
Now looking at her profile, you can see that she is somewhat of a group HO (saying that jokingly). But one thing will catch your eye when you review it. Her comment of “Im here to have fun and meet new people. I enjoy a good time, so show me one and we’ll get along fine”, makes you think that a wild one is lurking behind the scenes.
Now she is month and a half old now but she’s learning quickly. She loves to dance (sometimes without clothes) and loves to find new things in our treasured virtual world. When I asked her how her vampire fetish is going she proclaimed that it gives her a place to live. It’s sad when our youth has to resort to cannibalism just to have a roof over their head. But hey sometimes we all do things to just survive…I know one time at band camp….well we won’t go there because my doctor said I should let that painful memory go.
Anyway if you see her shaking her bum at the Car Wash, don’t be afraid to speak to her. She won’t bite (too hard). Really she is a fun girl to hang out with.

Mr. Rufus Hood


Hello everyone let me introduce myself a little bit. My name is Rufus Firecaster and I am a host at the Car Wash and a resident of the Car Wash area. As I work at the Car Wash I get to meet new and interesting people every day. From time to time I will be presenting a spotlight on an individual or couple that either frequents the Car Wash or lives in the area and present it you in Mr. Rufus’s Hood.

The first individual I would like to let everyone to get to know is someone who brings fun and excitement to the CW. This gentleman ways has some witty banter and has a deep sense of humor. His name is Deep Schism.

Deep getting funky!!!

Deep getting funky!!!

Now if you look at Deeps profile you see he is a man (at least we think) of many talents. Some of his hobbies are motorcycles, speaking German, yachts, and following unsuspecting people home from the Tuesday night movie at the CW. His name is a bit of an enigma but really whose isn’t .

When I asked Deep what drew him to the CW his response was ” I came to silently grief. I was dressed as a Mime with 2 other members of my friendly griefing group Mimekazi. We had a nice time being Mimes and the Car Wash folks were a lot of fun.” Now I am not sure how a mime grieves but oh well fate was in our favor that night.

Sometimes we have someone who just stands out to us, when I inquired if anyone stood out to Deep, his response was “You guys are amazing!! We actually let new people in our friendship group! That is really outstanding. I think it has to do with the inviting nature of the hosts.”

Deep never ceases to amaze me with either his physical appearance or the things he is wearing. One such event that sticks out in my mind was “The come as your favorite food” (or appliance in his case). Deep was dancing so good he was smoking up the dance floor as a toaster.

He literally burnt up the place. Yes the smoke alarms went off, and yes it caused considerable damage to the ceiling and dj booth, but we didn’t care. Hey it was Deep. A lot may have to do with his pockets running deep that night and he was a lot of fun. Several of the women even wanted to play with his buttons or plug his cord in for him.

All in all Deep is a great person and we could all strive to have the generosity and sense of humor that he brings to our little part of SL. If you look at his comments on his profile, the first statement says it all because the rest I didn’t know what the hell he was saying.

Wir sind jung, wir sind frei, das ist unsere Stadt.

We are young, we are free, it is our city.

Remember everyone, we are young, we are free, and its Flo’s city and if you don’t believe that she’ll wack you upside ya head.