Thursday, June 30, 2016

Burning sands - Tres Chic and Exposeur

One world had ended. That was how it felt, because that was how it was. The past was firmly relegated to a distinct era of its own as the fired burned. The fires, distant as they were from where she wound up, still scarred the sky. Eye protection was advisable.

Everything in the what was now the 'old' seemed to have come together to destroy itself. Such a cobweb of events, cause and effect, the beat of too many butterflies wings. "It's orchestrated!" those on the fringes screamed, placards waving in faces bland with complacency and internalised fear. Such shouts had only grown louder, voices added each day, and matched in equal measure by screams of opposition from televisions and posters, instructing the masses to believe, even as the cracks tore open.

The world had broken apart, sloughing off centuries of humankind's scratchings at its surface. None of them, the lucky ones who had made it to this island, knew how many other such castaways there may be out there. There was talk already of sending out search parties, building more boats. There must be others out there, others who could believe in something better, of taking what they had left and building a better future. She hope there would be enough of them, enough to overcome those who had caused it all.

Yikes... that got a little dark. Mood of the moment, what can I say? Well, I can tell you about the Tres chic event! Sorry I'm late in getting to it - but if you hurry you can grab some lovely items here in their 'midsummer nights' round - running until 10th July :
Tres Chic

Hair : *TKW* (TUKINOWAGUMA) Maiju Reds / Blacks L$ 250
Shades : MAJESTY - Concave Shades [Tortoise] L$ 180
Top : [sYs] COMOX top (fitted mesh ) - khaki L$ 140
Pants : Gawk! Leather Pants - Skulls L$ 299
Shoes : .:KC:. MARIKA Heels L$ 195
Spheres : Cb] Ringed Sphere Deco Lights Set L$ 150

The poses used here are all from Exposeur - a lovely and longstanding favourite pose store which is sadly closing TODAY. There is an up to 80% off sale at the store, not all items will be available afterwards on marketplace. Please drop by if you can, and give this great creator a good send off.

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Fantasy Faire - the last dance

Morning had broken, like the first morning. Though, this was the last morning, and the bird cawing over the alcove in which she had slept, while black, was distinctly corvid in nature. Mist thickly carpeted the tunnel system snaking its way through the landscape, as she stretched and yawned, it was through these tunnels she would fly.
Each of the Fairelands had a charm all of its own. There were hours when the brightness and pretty colours called, windmills and bunting turning cheerfully. Others, she needed the hustle an bustle of the sun drenched marketplace, the blown sand scouring everything clean. Mostly though, she was drawn to the twilight and the darkness, as only in these places could the lights be seen to shine. It was here the lights of remembrance could be found, one by one in niches or on branches, in groups, crowding shelves and alcoves, creating all the heat they needed to rise into the air and dance. It was here you would find her, on this, the last day of the Faire.
Soon the mists would rise higher, all the wonderful worlds drawn into being by the Faire would be engulfed, drifting apart for another year. Endings, always horribly sad, were not permanent. Anything learned, or gained would remain, carried within until the calendar brought everyone together again. There was not long left now, she would rather rejoice in what had been achieved than let herself sink into sorry. She would like to take you with her, to stay as long as possible in the world they had created, to stay happy, and revel in the beauty that could be found. She's waiting, all you have to do is reach out, and take her hand.

Horns : Spyralle - Lightbearer of Hope   Relay for Life item
Skin : .:Soul:. -  Gen2 F - Ranitomeya - [FF2016] - Fade - TT-FB - Brow   Relay for Life item
Earrings : EF: - Talia's Heart Earrings HOPE   Relay for Life item
Outfit : [V/W] Elody - L$ 250 Relay for Life item
Wings : {Acios} Hellfire Wings  Relay for Life item
Nails : DP - Koffin Nails - Cat's Eye  L$ 200  Relay for Life item

Images taken in the Blackmoor Fairelands SIM

Saturday, April 30, 2016

A dryad's dream - Fantasy Faire 2016

Spring was moving through the woods. Winter's chill grip loosened gradually, day by day. As a soft breeze blew warmth through bare boughs, sap began to rise, bringing life back into cold dead wood. Thalia watched the change of season creep toward her, eyes for months shielded by a layer of bark and moss blinking free. Tingling shifted to movement as leaf by leaf unfurled, roots drinking deep as frozen ground thawed. Sunlight was no longer a harsh glare, but reached the softening earth through a canopy of shimmering green.

She had listened long to the stories told beneath her branches. In the gently curving glade she had made her home, people had come each spring, each summer, to rest, to eat and share their stories. Travellers, couples and families, each brought their tales. The families were her favourites, they brought books, bound in leather, or with cardboard covers crumpled from years of use. Tales of magical beings, perilous quests and curses broken. It had been years since she had chosen to put down roots, to sleep for a while in the soil.

This spring Thalia felt the joys of spring more strongly, it was the season for the dryad to climb out of the tree, to feel different grass beneath her feet. There were flowers across the glade she longed to smell, the fitful breeze had never blown their scent her way. This year she would visit other glades, other trees, greet the rivers and streams, enjoying her freedom.

Come on down to the Fairelands!
The Fairelands Junction

Relay for Life total raised currently stands at L$ 5,105,493 that's $ 20,422 real life dollars!

Hair : /Wasabi Pills/ Thyra Mesh Hair  L$ 250 Relay for Life item
Lovely hair, 19 HUD driven colours, 16 colour options for each of the two hair ribbons.
Skin :  [NM] - Aurora - Corset/Brows - Dystopia  Relay for Life item
Captivated by the tone of this skin - pack contains 6 versions with appliers for Maitreya, Belleza and Slink
Earrings :  EF: Talia's Heart Earrings HOPE  L$ 225  Relay for Life item
Delicate but eyecatching jewellery from the masters at the forge.
Dryad outfit : .AiShA. Dryad Relay for Life item
Dryad dress comes in standard size MESH L, M, S & XS. Included accessories, mask, ivy collar and bracelets are resizer scripted. 
Gown : !!TWA!! Maya of Moonhollow Gown  - Mystery
Beautiful elegant gown, the lacework really stands out with a tactile quality.
Treeswing : TLG - Boho Fae - Twisted Tree Light  L$ 200 Relay for Life item
Lovely illuminated entwined tree, complete with a swing! Couples poses included.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Why I Relay - Fantasy Faire 2016

Each year it came to this. In amongst all of the hustle and bustle, the crowds and the adventure, this moment came.Was it coincidental that moments of reflection tended to come near the water? Be it rhythmic movement of waves gently lapping against the harbour wall, droplets of water arcing through the air from a fountain to meld with a pond, or the sudden welling of tears in her eyes.
This year, she did not want the tears. Even as she wiped them away from her eyes, a sardonic smile tugged at the corners of her mouth. "As if anyone wanted tears!" Like everyone drawn in to the Fairelands, she was captivated not only by the beautiful surroundings, as breathtaking as they were; nor by the vast array of goods on offer, as exquisite as they were. She was drawn by what it meant. By what a disparate group of individuals could achieve when they were working toward one goal.

This year I had an idea of the look I wanted to create for my 'Why I Relay' blogger challenge as soon as I saw the skin from Plastik. The more I thought about it however, the less I wanted to think about hope or a cure being something celestial, something otherworldly. In reality, hope can be something made of pain. Pain can inspire hope, calling it into being where there had been no need for it before. Pain can erode hope, wearing it away over time. The less that has to happen, the happier we all can be. Since writing for this challenge last year, there have been losses, there are also survivors. Cancer has taken my cousin, a wonderful woman who was a daughter, sister, aunt and mother. Relatives and friends have received diagnoses, treatment beginning, remission reached. I don't want to write about a cure being something made of magic, from some distant galaxy. A cure is what we relay for, it's why we do this. So research can continue. Real people, right here, working to find a way. The cure is getting closer. Until then, we will come together like this. After that - we'll do it for the sheer love of each other, and all this love can achieve. 

These pictures were taken in Dangarnon one of the Faireland Sims

Skin : :[P]:- Constella Skin:// Lunale  Relay for Life item
Beautiful starry galaxy skin, comes with every applier you could think of, eight eyebrow shapers, eyes, makeup options - as ever - wow.
Branches :  Air Magnolia_Head Accessory_purple_CM - L$ 100  Relay for Life item
Lovely delicate branches, intricate beading, and softly glowing flowers.
Outfit : *LE* Xylia Onyx Pearl - L$ 250  Relay for Life item
Fantastic outfit, all sections can be worn separately, I love the contrast of bronze on white!
Nails : DP - Koffin Nails - Something Wicked L$ 200 Relay for Life item
Pretty pretty nails! HUD controlled, nine colour options. This purple to blue fade is my favourite.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

It was all going swimmingly... Fantasy Faire 2016

Adrienne had had it. Had it up to the gills. It had started slowly, centuries earlier, or so the tales caved into the sacred story rocks told. A new shadow on the surface, on the barrier between their world, and the dry suffocating world above. A new creature, that's all. So they had thought.
It was carved, it had become part of their history. Just a new creature, a new predator. One day there would be no fish, where there had been fish before. Another, there would be a slick of blood and oil marring the surface; bones cracked and burned fell through the water to pile on sands. No predator hunted so indiscriminately, none took so much, sweeping vast swathes of the sea clear.
This night she would rest. They all would. They needed to. Come the morning, with the turn of the tide, the seas would change. Shoals of fish swept away would reform. Bones had always carpeted the deep. The clog of plastic, however, was stifling the ocean. The world above had contaminated the seas for too long. Tomorrow they were going to give it all back. The stones would be carved anew.

Hair : Analog Dog - omega - SPLASH - from omega - blacks/ splash L$ 350 Relay for Life item
Skin : .:Soul:. Gen2 F - Ranitomeya - [F6] - Fade - TT-FB - Brow  Complete Package L$ 1299  Relay for Life item
Top : [ SAKIDE ] Kethya Glow Top Sheer - from full Kethya outfit - L$ 150 Relay for Life item
Mer Tail, Belt and Arm Shields : TempT Mishell Relay for Life item

Swim on down to the Fairelands!
The Fairelands Junction

Saturday, April 23, 2016

In the Golden Delta - Fantasy Faire 2016

Anput's role had never been an easy one. Though, of course, if you ever did meet a god whose role was, she would advise you to lift the curtain, as likely behind it there would be a charlatan pulling on strings, and releasing coloured smoke to dazzle any susceptible audience.
She waited, the tap tap of her foot against sun warmed stone was never in impatience. She would wait forever, knowing that for many, her waiting would be far too short in duration. The soft beat of toe and heel resonated like a heartbeat, one which would continue throughout eternity; from the first vagueries which had brought her into being, long past the last breath of any who believed, and worshiped in what were now the old ways. Once gods were created, they endured; continuing in the tasks assigned to them.
Anput attended each who came to her. There could be a thousand a day, an hour, a minute. Each captured her full attention and care. The single self a mirage, able to gently hold each hand, guide each soul. She could shine in the darkness, be the focal point of a shadow in the midst of blinding light. She alone knew the weight of the feather against which each heart would be judged.

More delights from the wonderful Fantasy Faire!

Hair : /Wasabi Pills/ Cleo Mesh Hair - Solar Ombre L$ 250 Relay for Life item
Hair has 39 colour options via HUD an additional HUD controls the colour of the accessories, four colour options, or you can make them transparent.
Skin : Alterego - I taryn - eclipse [brow I]   L$ 999 Relay for Life item
Skin pack contains four skins (different brow options), four brow shapers, appliers for Loudmouth, Omega head and TMP head, and a shape! (Which I totally didnt even notice or would have used for this post!) Other appliers (hands, feet etc) sold separately L$ 350. 
Outfit : Vengeful Threads - Anubis Bride - LS 450
Outfit contains these beautiful shoes! (For Slink high feet).
Halo : .::Cubic Cherry ::. - {Rising Moon} halo black L$ 250 Relay for Life item
Beard : OtherSkin - Prophecy - Relay For Life 2016 - Naturals - L$ 175 Relay for Life item
Necklace : OXIDE - Corsair Coins Necklace - L$ 250  Relay for Life item

Pictures were taken in The Golden Delta one of the 14 fairelands sims of the Fantasy Faire.