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Sapphire Mirror Lake

Sapphire Mirror Lake Art Sim

Sapphire Mirror Lake is this years arts and entertainment sim at the Fantasy Faire. I’ve only been able to catch one show there so far this year. Went to two more but crashed while trying to take photos.

Sapphire Mirror Lake Art

There are some really cool and creative art displays up that look great with the mirror water. There is also a large underwater exhibit and an art gallery.

Sapphire Mirror Lake Underwater Gallery

On the first warm day of Spring every year, the people at Sapphire Mirror Lake reconstruct an Iron Age skeleton of what we may call today a mythical beast: the centaur. It is said the secrets of a powerful lost technology are locked in their bones. This year, they have unearthed a 20 meter high gargantuan, but will it speak?

Sapphire Mirror Lake Art SkeletonThis is the Arts and Entertainment sim of Fantasy Faire 2016, with a central stage for a variety of first-rate performances, and two galleries featuring Fantasy themed art from the collections of some of the best photographers in Second Life. The story above sets the mood for the builds of the sim, both above and below sea level. Please dive in!

Sapphire Mirror Lake by Haveit Neox.” (From the FF2016 site)

Sapphire Mirror Lake ChangHigh Sisters Poster

The show I caught this past Saturday was the Chang High Sisters. The set was really neat and what I could see of the performances was as well.

Sapphire Mirror Lake ChangHigh Sisters Set

Though honestly, in my humble opinion, it would have been better with a bit less of the particles and high glow. There were many parts where I couldn’t even see the performers. This is not the only show I’ve had that problem with, that and broken ankles (there are many free ankle locks out there). But as I said, what I was able to see I did enjoy and the music was very nice.Sapphire Mirror Lake ChangHigh Sisters

Sorry there was no story with this post, SL was not being very cooperative. I hope to have the continuation tomorrow evening so stay tuned!

Otherworldly Faire

N’Mara pulled out the teleport scroll a merchant had given her and scanned the list for the next place to visit. “Otherworld hmm?” She read the short incantation and blinked at the flashing light. When she opened her eyes she was in a huge cavern with open sides. All around were giant mushrooms, glowing grasses and huge crystals. She didn’t see any stores but saw people wandering around and some in small alcoves with benches.

Otherworld SimShe followed the path a ways and saw a small crowd gathered. As she approached she saw that they were watching a fairy dance. Her pink coloring stood out among the blues and greens and she was lit by a purple hued sunbeam. It had been a long time since she had seen a fae so she stayed and watched the graceful dance. The fairy finished and gave a curtsy to her audience.

“I hope you enjoyed my show, faire travelers. Please consider dropping donations in the various kiosks as the money is going to help the sick.” She gave another curtsy before waving and flying off into the cavern.

Otherworld Fairy

N’Mara smiled and pulled a few of the coins Bright Horn had given her from the pouch and put them in a kiosk. She saw some stairs and decided to see what was above the giant cavern. Looking up she saw that it was a really long climb. About halfway up there was a big platform with seating and some signs. She went in to investigate and discovered that the reason there were no shops here was because it was a sim for literary events. After a brief pause on the platform reading a few of the signs she continued up the stairs. Finally she reached the top and stood astonished.

Otherworld LitFest

There was not only a huge platform over the cavern below, there was a gigantic tree towering above it. It was so tall she couldn’t see the top of it among the clouds. There were more lush plants and small ponds and gazebos around the platform. She wandered around stopping now and them to take in the glowing plants and crystals. There were so many varieties she’d never seen before.

Otherworld Top View

She came upon a small pond with some columns and spotted a harp. A harp! She immediately went to it and ran her fingers over the string. The soft sound was wonderful. It had been ages since she had been able to play and she could help sitting in what was one of the most tranquil spots she had ever come across and playing a soft lilting tune. She closed her eyes as she played, relaxing and improvising the tune to match the noises of the nature around her. When she stopped her eyes opened in surprise at the clapping coming from in front of her. There was a small crowd of people smiling at her. She smiled and stood giving a small curtsy and after a moment told them what the fairy had earlier. She was happy to see many did indeed drop coins in a nearby kiosk. She gave the harp one last look and continued her exploring.Otherworld NMara


Otherworld NMara Comp

Credits for N’Mara:

Mesh Body/Hands/Feet – Belleza – Venus V3

Mesh Head – Lelutka – Stella

Shape –  Lumae – Eirtae Average (5ft 10)

Skin – Lumae – Eirtae – Storm (@ We ♥ Roleplay until April 30th)

Eyes – Gauze – DragonBorn Eyes – White

Ears – BentBox – Sylvan Ears – Medium

Hair – Magic Store – Magic Hair – HV17

Dress – Senzafine – Isilme Gown – Twilight (@ Fantasy Faire 2016 until May 1st on Blackmoor Sim)

Hair Ornaments/Chain – LOVE – Fairy Queen Set (There are also flowers for the other side and golden wings for the back of the head) (@ Fantasy Faire 2016 until May 1st on Tinkers Hollow Sim)

Pose in Photo – Eternal Dream – Melodic Harp (RFL item @ Fantasy Faire 2016 until May 1st on Breeze Sim)

Pose in Photo Comp – Eternal Dream – Spear – Pose 3 (@ Fantasy Faire 2016 until May 1st on Breeze Sim)

Otherworld Fairy Comp

Credits for Fairy:

Mesh Body/Hands/Feet – Belleza – Venus V3

Mesh Head – Lelutka – Stella

Shape –  Lumae – Eirtae Average (5ft 10)

Eyes – Adoness – Bestia – Dragoness

Skin – Stix – Bo: Believe – Rosefire (Includes: omega – logo – gaeg – catwa – genesis – lelutka – maitreya – slink – tmp – belleza – classic) (RFL item @ Fantasy Faire 2016 until May 1st on Breeze Sim)

Ears – Soul – Uni Ears – High Elf (@ Fantasy Faire 2016 until May 1st on Blackmoor Sim)

Hair – Wasabi Pills – Thyra – Fireworks (@ Fantasy Faire 2016 until May 1st on The Golden Delta Sim)

Dress/Leg Vines/Arm Vines – Mistique – Naevys – Lilac (@ Fantasy Faire 2016 until May 1st on Breeze Sim)

Necklace – Zyn – Fantasy Faire-y Necklace (@ Fantasy Faire 2016 until May 1st on Dangarnon Sim)

Crown – Zyn – Fantasy Faire-y Hair Flower (@ Fantasy Faire 2016 until May 1st on Dangarnon Sim)

Wings – Poet’s Heart – Silvermoon Wings (RFL item @ Fantasy Faire 2016 until May 1st on Dangarnon Sim)

Sunbeam – Cole’s Corner – Relay For Life FX (FF2016) – RFL Lightbeam (RFL item @ Fantasy Faire 2016 until May 1st on Lucentia Sim)

Pose in Photo – Eternal Dream – Free Spirits – Pose 3 (@ Fantasy Faire 2016 until May 1st on Breeze Sim)

Pose in Composite – Eternal Dream – Free Spirits – Pose 1 (@ Fantasy Faire 2016 until May 1st on Breeze Sim)

 

Awakening Spring

#69 Awakening of Spring

No story today sorry, but I have been wishing soooo bad for warmth and sunshine that I decided to do a spring post. Maybe that’ll jump-start Mother Nature into spring mode in my area (probably not but I can dream☺). All kinds of good new releases and a couple new things I came across and loved.#69 Awakening of Spring Close

Lumae has two new fantasy shades out for her new skin Eirtae at this months round of We ♥ Roleplay and they are gorgeous. I am loving her new hud system. Instead of boxing the body appliers and head appliers and such separate she has put them each into their own huds. So all the body appliers are on one hud and the same for head appliers and so on. She is also adding appliers for Bentbox Sylvan ears, which is how I discovered them. The BentBox Sylvan Ears are so realistic and there is so many options in the hud that I did a photo showing the hud options ☺.

#69 Awakening of Spring - BentBox Sylvan Ear Hud

#69 Awakening of Spring - Soul Oree Wing HudAnother item that was new last month is the Soul Oree Wings. Not only are they gorgeous
but the are super customizable. There are 32 diff textures for the membranes and veins of the wings separately so you can mix. I took a photo of the hud for these too to better show you the options.

And the last thing I wanted to tell you about was this great little sim I came across by a Flickr group for photo sims. Luanes World has a few different sections, all of which are gorgeous. There are lots of little sitting spots and props for photos or just to hang out. Also she has a pose shop with beautiful poses. And she has a photo contest going on right now with some nice prizes. Here’s a link for more info on that. ☺

#69 Awakening of Spring Comp

Credits:

Mesh Body/Hands/Feet – Belleza – Venus V3

Mesh Head – Lelutka – Stella

Shape –  Lumae – Eirtae Average (5ft 10)

Skin – Lumae – Eirtae – Oxide (@ We ♥ Roleplay until April 30th)

Eyes – Adoness – Bestia – Ragdoll

Ears – BentBox – Sylvan Ears – Medium

Nails – Dark Passions – Pure Romance Frosted

Hair – Magicka – Fool for Love – Color pack 4 (tinted a light pink)

Dress – The White Armory – Spring Coronet Gown in Green (@ We ♥ Roleplay until April 30th)

Wings – Soul – Oree Wings

Pose in Photo 1 – Something New Poses – Coy (@ Pose Lover until April 10th)

Pose in Photo 2 – Luanes World – New Beauty

Pose in Composite – Exposeur – Feb ’15 – 3 (I think it was a store gift)

Location – Luanes World

Windlight – Nam’s Beach Scene

News Update

Hey guys! Sorry for my short absence the last couple weeks. We lucked into a great new house and wanted to move from the old apartment fast. I am back now and working on getting all caught up. Expect a post from me in the next couple days with some great new things from my sponsors.

Also I wanted to express my excitement to have been accepted to officially blog Fantasy Faire again this year! This is my all-time favorite event in SL and I look forward to it all year long! I cant wait to see what everyone has come up with again this year. I also love that all the money goes towards Relay For Life! Lets see if we can beat last years’ total of L$ 7,910,480 ($ 31,642).

For more info about the Faire you can go to their website and keep up to date. The Faire officially opens on April 21st and will run until May 1st and will offer 12 sims to explore and hundreds of vendors. They also have awesome shows you won’t want to miss as well as a great hunt and auction.

I plan to create a main character again this year for you to follow as she explores the Faire. Stay tuned to see what kind of interesting people she meets and all the areas to explore. As I did last year I will try to introduce her to you in a post before the Faire begins. 🙂 I’m off to plan my next post, but see you all soon!

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What is Your Wish?

#62 What is Your Wish Sitting

Mea sat looking through the bars of her cage wishing she was back in her bottle. Once she wanted nothing more than to get outside into the world again, but they do say be careful what you wish for. A noise at the edge of the clearing made her look up and seeing her newest master approaching she stood.

“What is your wish, Master?” She said in her soft melodic voice.

The man frowned at her and shook his head saying, “I have not finished the wording just yet. I merely came to check on you. How are you today?”

#62 What is Your Wish Standing

“Could I return to my bottle until you are ready to wish, Master?”

“No.” He said firmly. “I told you it is too easy for someone to take you away that way and I won’t risk it until I get my wishes. I’ll send Frida with some food and water for you later.” He turned and left.

Mea sighed and slumped back to the ground and returned to looking at the stars between the bars of her cage. She had traded one prison for another.


#62 What is Your Wish Comp

Hey guys! I was feeling a bit inspired this week. 🙂 Hope you liked the little story.

Strawberry Singh talked about SL addiction in a recent post. She also had some polls about what people like to do most in SL. I thought I’d answer her questions: “Do you feel that you have an addiction and what is it that you like to do most in Second Life?”

Do I feel that I am addicted to SL? In a way I guess, except I think it’s a case of my just really enjoying my time and hobbies in SL. I think the commenter, Alicia Chenaux, had a great point. She said, “You’re not addicted, silly. You just have something that you love doing for fun – the way we read or watch tv shows or movies or listen to music. Now if you were online for 18 hours a day every single day, quit your job to be in SL, no longer saw family or friends because of SL, and you couldn’t even take a shower without panicking that something was happening in SL without you… well, now THAT is addicted!!” When I am home but not on SL, I do read and watch movies or tv, and am almost always listening to music even in SL.

As for what I like to do the most, I love to take photos (as you may have noticed ^.^) and play around with my avatar’s looks, I also love to spend time with my family and friends exploring and shopping. I also like to create/edit things and learn how to do new things.


Credits:

Mesh Body/Hands/Feet – Belleza – Isis

Mesh Head – Lelutka – Stella

Shape –  Lumae – Odette Shape (modified)

Skin – Lumae – Adore – Aegean – Bare (@ We ❤ Roleplay )

Eyes – Adoness – Havila Eyes – Electric

Hair – Exile – Little Talks – Raven

Veil/Top/Skirt/Sleeves/Anklets – Caverna Obscura – Angelynn in Silver (@ Fantasy Gacha Carnival – Nov 7th – Dec 6th)

Pose/Cage – Something Erotic Poses – Caged

Poses in Composite – Vestige – Valsnia (Made exclusively for Valsnia – Miss V India 2016)

Location – Tuck’s Misty Isle (You can rez here)

Wicked Spellcraft

#61 Wicked Spellcraft

Happy Halloween! Sorry I don’t have a story for this post but I wanted to get started back into my blogging after my unexpected break and a couple of my sponsors had wonderful stuff out for Halloween that I wanted to share. Both of the events that Adoness is in end today so hurry on over and nab them. Her new hair and eyes are gorgeous.

Wicked Spellcraft 2

Lumae is in the process of renewing her store and skins. All of her skins will be retired after the New Year and be discontinued. All of her older skins are for sale for 100L. Her newer ones, Jewel, Adore, Niska and Fae, are at 50% off. If you want more information on this go read her post here. The Wicked skin I am wearing is out in store for 100L until November 6th. She also has a really cool Halloween freebie called Lady Death out in her store.

Wicked Spellcraft Comp

And finally the location for the first couple photos is a wonderful photography sim called Ironwood Hills. In their own words it is “a post-apoc town loosely based on Silent Hill.” It has zombies and ruined buildings, an abandoned amusement park, steam punk forest, etc. I used their haunted house called Yardley Manor.

Credits:

Mesh Body/Hands/Feet – Belleza – Isis

Mesh Head – Lelutka – Stella

Shape –  Lumae – Odette Shape (modified)

Skin – Lumae – Niska – Wicked – Midnight (@ store for 100L until Nov 6th)

Eyes – Adoness – Bestia Eyes (Dark Versions) – Weed (@ Freak Show Gacha Carnival ends Oct 31st)

Hair – Adoness – Thalassa in Pitch Black (@ Pastel Goth Fair until Oct 31st)

Choker – Adoness – Lucus – Choker – Demonic (Rare) (@ Freak Show Gacha Carnival ends Oct 31st)

Dress – The Little Bat (!TLB) – Penelope Dress (@ Freak Show Gacha Carnival ends Oct 31st)

Stockings – Graffitiwear – Black Web Stockings

Boots – KC Couture – Carly Boots / Heels (MP – They have mesh with fits for multiple bodies and shoes including Slink, Belleza and Maitreya with color change huds at good prices.)

Pose/Cauldron/Spell Book – The Pose Shop (TPS) – Hocus Poses – Witches Brew (Rare and for up to 3 people)  (@ Freak Show Gacha Carnival ends Oct 31st)

Pose/Broom – The Pose Shop (TPS) – Hocus Poses – Broomstick (@ Freak Show Gacha Carnival ends Oct 31st)

Location – Yardley Manor at Ironwood Hills

Captive Song

As the sun rose, the stone giant opened the door to a cage and held a palm near the opening. A woman stepped into the offered hand and balanced as the hand moved away from the cage and close to where the giant sat. He let his arm rest in the shallow water and watched the woman intently.

Captive Song

She stood and closing her eyes raised the violin from her side. The sun inched its way into the sky and the heat it brought warmed her. She spread her ravaged wings, sighing at the relief that gave her sore wings, and began to play the song the giant bade her to play each morning as the sun rose. It started as a slow, soft melody and gradually became more cheerful as the sun rose higher.

#60 Captive Song Close

When she was done, the giant sat still. She knew this was a silent order for more music and began a new song. After a few songs the giant lifted it’s hand back to the cage and as soon as she had closed her wings and stepped inside, it re-locked the cage’s door and left. She moved to a small couch and sat, laying her violin nearby. She pulled her knees to her chest and wrapped her arms around them and stared out over the sunlit water.


Captive Song Composite

Goodness the past week/weekend was terrible. Thankfully it is over and I am feeling a bit better. Here is the post I promised you. Sorry for the delay. Thank you all for your patience with me.


Credits:

Mesh Body/Hands/Feet – Belleza – Isis

Mesh Head – Lelutka – Stella

Shape –  Lumae – Odette Shape (modified)

Skin – Lumae – Niska – Sangria in tone 2 with Ginger Brows / Freckles

Eyes – Adoness – Lucus – Lively Green

Hair/Hairbase – Adoness – Frigg in Red Copper

Ears – Mandala – Steking Ears Season 5 – Human set A

Nails – Dark Passions – Bold & Bishy for Belleza (@ Vintage and Cool Fair until Sept 4th)

Top – Razor – Succubus Pixie Stringed Top

Skirt – Glitter Trash – Cupcake Skirt V2

Stockings – Glitter Trash – Fishnet Tights: Fruit Looped – in Berry

Boots – Reign – Lizzy Boots in Black

Wings – Jian – Ravaged Wings (@ Festival of Sin – Wrath Sim until Sept 5th)

Pose/Prop in Photos #1 & #2 – Something New Poses and Props – Strings of a Violin (Textures darkened and positions edited)

Pose in Composite – Vestige – Next Model 4 – Pose 16

Location – Failure to Thrive [The Gray Child] – (LEA15)

Sinking Into the Depths

#58 Sinking Into the Depths

Lily felt a slow falling sensation, almost as if she were weightless, and furrowed her brows before slowly opening her eyes. As her vision cleared she realized with a shock that she was underwater. She fought the need to breather and looked around to discover that she was far enough down to see the taller plants and only faint beams of light from above. To her left a sunken pirate ship came into view.

She tried to move her limbs and propel herself toward the surface but they wouldn’t move. She fought panic as her lungs started to hurt from lack of fresh air. She felt herself settle on the sandy bottom and squeezed her eyes closed on the darkness starting to creep across her vision. She tried again to move her arms or legs, anything that she could use to push off the sea bottom and get to the surface and the oxygen her body needed. Her lungs felt like they would burst if she didn’t take a breath soon.

Sinking Into the Depths Bottom

Her mouth opened and she took an involuntary gasp of breath and her eyes snapped open. She lay panting looking up at a white ceiling. A face appeared above her and the last tendrils of confusion cleared from her mind.

“You okay down here?” The man gave her a grin and chuckled slightly.

Lily tried to sit up but found herself still unable to move. She looked down and realized that not only was she completely tangled up in the sheets, she had also ended up on her bedroom floor. She groaned and dropped her head back to the floor. “I’ll be fine in a moment. Just let me catch my breath and then help me get untangled.”

Sinking Into the Depths Details


Sorry some of my items are from events that just closed recently. I have had a week or so of being uninspired. I have multiple characters ready to go for three or so other posts, just no story or photos for them yet. However when I saw this skin I immediately knew what I wanted to do with it and couldn’t wait to get it up! Lumae has done a beautiful new mer skin for the upcoming round of Enchantment. The theme this round is “The Little Mermaid”. It’s a fantasy tone on her Adore skin with 5 different make-ups to purchase. Each will only be 100L at the event. She will also have a pink-purple toned version out as a hunt gift in her store during the event’s time. Here is the current list of appliers Lumae skins include: Omega Body and Head, Omega Yabusaka Petite Body Applier (use in conjunction with Omega head), SLink Multi HUD (Hands, Feet, Physique) and Visage, The Mesh Project Body and Head, Maitreya Body, Belleza Body, LeLutka Head, Eve’olution by Absolut Creation, Genesis Lab Appliers (works best on Chloe Head), AMD Baby Bump, Loud Mouth, Nyam Nyam, Sweetlips, Kissers, Soul Ears (not the mermaid), and her own Leevi Ears in matching tones. This skin also includes 3 eyebrow options with both facial scales and without.

Later this week I’ll get my other posts ready and up. One is filled with the newest items out at Fair Play’s August Round. Another is featuring a new store called Glitter Trash. The last one is the one I’ve mentioned before about a battle between good and evil. 🙂 Thanks for sticking with me and I hope you enjoyed the story and photos!


Credits:

Mesh Body/Hands/Feet – Belleza – Isis

Mesh Head – Lelutka – Stella

Shape –  Lumae – Odette Shape (modified)

Skin – Lumae – Adore – Ianthe – Ursula with Dark Brows and Scales (soon @ Enchantment August 14 – September 5)

Eyes – Gauze – Dragon Born Eyes in Silver – tinted purple (@ We ❤ RP August Round)

Hair – Shi – Ruff it Up in Black – slight blue tint (@ Uber)

Outfit / Ribbons – Storybook – Olympus – Zeus Rare (From past The Secret Affair) (Store in moving inworld)

Nails – Dark Passions – Ahoy Matey – Summer for Belleza Body

Pose for Photo 1 – Something New Poses and Props – Suspended

Pose for Photo 2 – Something New Poses and Props – Fallen Angel

Pose for Photo 3 – Vestige – Next Model 1 – Pose 3 (@ July Round of The Instruments)

Location – Pacifique