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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)

 

The Faire Calls

#70 The Faire Calls Moon Magic

Bright Horn entered the enchanted glade and approached the statue of her friend illuminated by the light of the moon. She stepped forward and lay her horn on the statue, whispering the words that would awaken her friend from her slumber.

#70 The Faire Calls Awaken

The statues eyes opened. Slowly the statue relaxed her pose and looked around the glade. She smiled when her eyes found Bright Horn and she spoke in a soft singsong voice, “Bright Horn, my friend, what a pleasure it is to see you.”

Bright Horn nickered and pawed the water with a nod. Welcome back, N’Mara. Did you have a nice sleep? 

#70 The Faire Calls Friends

N’Mara hopped off of her pedestal and hugged Bright Horns. “It was peaceful. How long has it been since my last awakening?”

Fifty-four years, my dearest. I am sorry to say our magic was weakening and I could not wake you for many years.

N’Mara frowned. “The magic seems no weaker than last time I was awake. What happened?”

Magical creatures and beings from all over have banded together in the last decade and once a year they hold a large faire. The faire has reminded humans that magic is real and still alive. They have learned that they have nothing to fear from most of us. Some have even discovered magic within themselves and so go to schools that teach both humans and non-humans. It has brought our glade back to life allowing us to reawaken you. 

#70 The Faire Calls Thought

N’Mara smiled. “This faire sounds interesting. I will have to go to it and see what has changed.” She paused and looked down at her vine covered body. “Can you help me take care of these vines, dear heart?”

Bright Horn nickered and gently pulled the vines and flowers from N’Mara. She reached behind the pedestal and pulled out a dress for her. N’Mara grinned and slid into the garment. She sat atop her pedestal and after releasing her hair from its braid, finger-combed and re-braided it.

“Tell me what has been going on while I was asleep?”

Bright Horn nodded and settled in for a long evening of stories.


#70 The Faire Calls Comp

Hey guys! If you hadn’t guessed N’Mara (nuh-mar-uh) is my Fantasy Faire character this year. 🙂 She is an animate statue, carved thousands of years ago in the likeness of a moon elf. After a couple hundred years of traveling and living in many places, she became tired and began to take naps for years at a time. While she sleeps she appears like any other granite statue. She entrusted the care and protection of her slumbering body to her friend Bright Horn and her unicorn herd.

As an animate statue she has no need to eat, sleep, breathe, etc. However the enchantment that animates her does let her mimic these behaviors as she wishes in order to blend in. The only way one can tell she is not alive is to touch her. While her skin appears real it is hard and cold as stone. She does not have any magic of her own other than to mimic life. She is capable of some emotion but it is subtle.

Hope you enjoy her story as she visits the Fantasy Faire starting April 21st and lasting until May 1st. I will be trying to get a post up almost every night and do one post for each of the sims. Not every post will show N’Mara, some will feature people or creatures she meets at the Faire, but you will see her in many. For more information about the Fantasy Faire, including their calendar of event, click on the banner below.

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Credits:

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

Vines Outfit/Wreath – Caverna Obscura – Eden – White

Dress – May’s Soul  – Pompeya in White (gacha)

Pedestal – NOVUS – Pedestal (tinted)

Pose in Photo 1 – Luanes World – Dust in the Wind

Pose in Photo 2 – Something New Poses – Horse Love – Pose 2 (without horse prop)

Pose in Photo 3 – Something New Poses – Lost in Thought (without stool prop) (New Release 50% off)

Pose in Composite – Something New Poses – My Man Can Blog – Pose 4

The unicorns and scenery are all in a section of Luane’s World. Sorry I didn’t look to see where they were from.

Location – Luanes World

Windlight – [TOR] Night – Wixia

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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Come a Little Closer

#66 Come a Little Closer Closeup

The moonlight glints in her eyes as she looks up and seeing you she beckons you to come closer. The room holds only a piano covered in rose petals and lit by the moon and her. You can’t take your eyes off of her. Her eyes sparkle and she bites her lip as she waits for you.

#66 Come a Little Closer

You move closer, unable to stop yourself. You gaze at her mesmerized by her beauty, not noticing her hooves or wings. As you reach her she leans towards you her arms open to embrace you. You step into her arms pulling her close with a sigh. She smiles up at you and pulls you down into a kiss.

#66 Come a Little Closer Piano

Time slows. Your body melts into hers. She makes you weak in the knees. Soon you are breathless and your heart beats so fast you are afraid it will leap out of your chest. She pulls back from the kiss and you realize you are laying on the floor with her hovering over you. Her eyes are bright and her smile seductive. You can’t catch your breath and blackness is seeping into your vision but as she leans down to kiss you again you find yourself not caring. A moment later you breathe your last breath as a sigh into her kiss.


#66 Come a Little Closer CompHey guys! Hope you enjoyed the story. 🙂 As soon as I saw the previews of Lumae’s skin for We ♥ Roleplay I knew I had to have it and build a character around it. Then when Gauze sent out notice about the wings I remembered the hooves and this lovely succubus started to take shape. Also I know its more photos than normal, but I really did want to show off the details of the pose prop, outfit from Adoness, and the beautiful skin and wings. Until next time. 🙂#66 Come a Little Closer Skin Comp


 

Credits

Mesh Body/Hands/Feet – Belleza – Venus V3

Mesh Head – Lelutka – Stella

Shape –  Lumae – Odette Shape (modified)

Skin – Lumae – Eirtae – Nightwish (@ We ♥ Roleplay until  Feb 29)

Eyes –  Gauze – Arcane Eyes – Spell Bind in Demon

Ears –  Gauze / TRAP – Short Ripped Ears Low Pierced

Hair – Runaway – Penny Hair in Ombre

Hooves –  Gauze – Demon Hooves – Fantasy

Wings –  Gauze / TRAP – Succubus Wings

Outfit 1 –  Adoness – Anteros – Iris (@ Thrift Shop 12.0 until Feb 28)

Outfit 2 – Le Forme – Harlem Suit in purple (@ We ♥ Roleplay until  Feb 29)

Pose in Photo 1 – Something New Poses – Piano Princess (for Add Some Red Hunt 3)

Pose in Photos 2 – CC – Winter – 18

Pose in Photo 3 – Bauhaus Movement – Pretty Blogger 1 and 10

Skybox – Haikei – Look Through the Window RARE (past gacha)

Windlight – TOR Night – Under a Yellow Moon

Comp Windlight – AnaLu – Studio 5

 

 

Solaris

#65 Solaris

Sorry no story today, but I was inspired by Lumae’s new skin and had to create a look to share with you all. Solaris is a group gift out at the mainstore and is a wonderful peek into her new skin-line. It’s tone made me think of the sun, as did the name. So here is what came of my sun inspiration. I think the new KOI Last Unicorn dress from EVE at Enchantments newest round looked wonderful paired with the skin.

#65 Solaris Close

I also wanted to show Adoness’ new hair, Baldur, which is out at Flower Power. Paired with Plastik’s Galaxie eyes and the particles, the look came together almost as good as I imagined. 🙂 Hope you enjoy it! Maybe she’ll speak her story to you when she has kept it secret from me.


Credits:

Mesh Body/Hands/Feet – Belleza – Venus V3

Mesh Head – Lelutka – Stella

Shape –  Lumae – Odette Shape (modified)

Skin – Lumae – Eirtae – Solaris (@ mainstore as group gift)

Eyes – Plastik – Galaxie Eyes – Starmap

Hair – Adoness – Baldur in Platinum Blonde  with Rose ( @ Flower Power until Feb 26th)

Gold Cloth – EVE – KOI Last Unicorn in Gold (300L @ Enchantment until March 5th)

Particles – Cole’s Creation – Night of the Fireflies (I used both feet, halo, subtle aura, sprinkles glitter aura, and star-field. Also comes with hand dancers, comet, and storm aura, a more dramatic aura.)

 

Pose in Photo 1 – Something New Poses – Hot Winds 2

Pose in Photos 2 – Something New Poses – Desire Me

Skybox – Fallen Gods – Eternal Dome (a past event gift)

Windlight – Annan Adored Tan Skin

 

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)