Saturday, May 16, 2015

Defending Avalon - We < 3 RP

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The cliffs of Avalon had been a perfect defence for years. Time and tides scoured the coast, great boulders crumbled  to rocks, to stones, to sand. The barriers of mists, so ephemeral, still hung like curtains, keeping the eyes of of the mortal world from Avalon's shores. 3
Alrende came down to the shores each day to look at the cliffs, their physical presence brought her comfort in the continuation of her home. Staff in hand, she walked the sands, resilient grasses brushing her bare feet. The rubies of her staff held power from the heart of Avalon, those adorning her horns glowed softly with it. The isle would change through time, nothing could prevent that, but it would remain, and she with it. The alchemy in her hands to wield would protect the magic for all.
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We < 3 RP is back in May!

Hair : [Entwined] Talisa Dark Reds L$ 185
Lovely hair, 5 HUD Driven Colours, Hairbase not included.
Jewellery and Horns : :[P]:- Craftian Jewelry - Essence - L$ 269
Set contains: Belly ring, Belly rope, Craftian chain, Craftian choker, Craftian circlet, Craftian cord (long, med, and short versions), Earrings (long, swirl, and loop versions), two styles of horns, and a ring! A HUD with 20 colour change options for the metals is included.
Top : :[P]:- Alrende Armor [S]:// Skale L$ 329
Beautiful armour, fitting for natural or post apoc RP! Skale colour option has a great scales texture. Each comes with HUD control for 20 leather straps and 15 metal colours.
Skirt : .Arcadia. Fionn Skirt - Bronze  L$ 125
Beautiful high waisted skirt with inset metallic panels.
Staff :  .::Cubic Cherry Kre-ations::. - {Bane~ ruby} staff - L$ 158
Fabulously detailed staff comes in three versions, rezzable, hand held (shown) and worn across the back.

We Love Role Play


Not from WLRP
Skin : DS'ELLES-Skin CLARA- COLORADO -Eyebrows BRUN  L$ 800.
A clearer view of this beautiful skin from my last post! The skin is available from DS'Elles at the @1st event 1st - 25th May
@1st

Monday, May 11, 2015

Unia...

It had started months ago. Long before that infact...
She had been waiting, watching, planning.
There had been rumours, whispers reached out across land and ocean, repeating an unknown word.
                 Unia
                                                        Unia                                            Unia
   UNIA                                                                      unia                                                 Unia
 
She had had no concept of what it might mean, nothing more than excitement, and as was only sensible with the form of diversion she sought in such games, a hint of delicious dread. Emily had not expected it to start this way, for all her preparation had not seen it coming. Happy visions of the wedding the day before replayed in her mind, her best friend tying the knot, dancing, the cake... the champagne... the best man...
She hadn't noticed the throbbing of the car's engine, feeling nothing but the powerful beat of the stereo until it was too late. The dials flashed red, smoke belched from the bonnet as she skidded out of control. Clambering out of the wreckage, she stumbled along the roadway; lurching into a battered and dusty bullet pocked sign she rested. Looking up, she noted it marked the beginning of what appeared to be a town. Molimo.
She hadn't been in the town long. The people she had met had been... strange. One an alcoholic drinking away his lunch hour had thrown an empty bottle at her as she asked for assistance. Emily had fared a little better at the diner, the cherry pie, while delicious couldn't quite make up for the disconcerting gaze of the waitress and cop, both stood as though they had nothing better to do, even after she told her tale of the wreck along the highway. She had stopped by a store, she remembered that much, and little else thereafter. When next she awoke, voices not her own swirled through her head, calling out, calling for help, calling Unia, Unia, Unia. Only as she picked herself up, dressed in coveralls emblazoned with the word which filled her mind, and looked out upon the strange landscape of corn, and nightmares did she realise. What she had sought had found her at last. Now all she had to do, was survive it.


Ooooooh Yeah!
2 years in the making of the Madpeas' maddest minds - finally, here for your enjoyment and terror, is Unia.
An immersive game, more deadly than any which have come before! The first image here was my entry to the 'Are you ready for Unia?" photo competition run by Madpeas *beams* Which I won! *beams more*
The prize I received was a Gold Pass (tapping in to many a charlie and the chocolate factory dreams) for Unia. The game is playable with three different levels of pass:
Bronze : L$ 400 - With this you get an orange jumpsuit, the Unia HUD, and Shield.
Silver : L$ 750 - With this you get a while jumpsuit, the Unia HUD, double Shield and a Silver lockpick which allows access in game to a silver crate of goodies to boost your chance of survival.
Gold : L$ 1000 - With this you get all of the above, plus the black jumpsuit pictured, triple Shield and a Gold lockpick, allowing access in game to a gold crate of awesome, almost guaranteed to help you survive... for a while at least.

The lovely skin in the second two pictures is from DS'Elles, available at the @1st event.
Clara - in Colorado tone, is one of four tones in which this pretty natural skin is available. Each skin comes with five colour brow options, here shown in brown. Also included are a black hairbase, tattoo layer mole add on, and alpha masks to hide system lashes, and ears, if that's your thing! The skin is available for L$800.
The @1st event runs at Rue a' la page, and runs from 1st - 25th each month.
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(Flickr is not currently allowing successful uploads of images - will update asap! Hopefully that will be before I stop whispering Unia to myself in a super creepy mimic of the game...)

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Dancing through the Fairelands

I spent a few lovely hours walking through the Fairelands, filming their beauty. Suddenly, I remembered the Poppet Paper Doll Avatars... They are made for dancing! Then, the travellers video of himself dancing all around the world swam up to the surface of my 2am mind... Here's my dancing poppety tribute to the Fairelands 2015. Enjoy!

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Fantasy Faire 2015 - Forever Sprite

Sea Sprites live forever... or, better to say, they live for a very, very, very long time. Jerrilynn Whitefoam was a mere toddler by Sea Sprite standards, but a curious and adventurous toddler all the same. She wasn't entirely content with the underwater universe her parents and grandparents and great-grandparents used to enjoy. She wanted more. She wanted adventure, and experience. This is why she decided to rise above sea level one bright day... and she was so very lucky. She met a weird, winged critter floating in the air. She called herself Fidget Heartweb, a Nature Fairy... and she gifted Jerrilynn with a pair of amazing... stunning... wings! So absolutely useless under water... yet Jerrilynn donned them proudly, like a medal. Her medal for Adventure. Her medal for Being More Than a Sea Sprite. And she was happy because of this, for the forthcoming five hundred years under sea level.

Fantasy Faire 2015 - Sprite
I should have shown you this outfit ages ago, at the very beginning of the Faire... then, as usual, RL intervened. However, the Fairelands are still there for a few hours more, the crowd is definitely smaller, so you still have the chance to grab a beauty or two in the very last minute.

Outfit and accessories: Petite Ursula Gown by Ankle Biters - a special RFL donation item (895 L$) available at Odyssey.
Avatar: Petite Sea Sprite by Fallen Gods Inc. - a special RFL donation item (1.000 L$) available at Odyssey.
Hair: Petite Mouser by The Stringer Mausoleum - the pink/purple set is a special RFL donation item (25 L$), available at YoZakura.
Pose: "Elf" by HelaMiyo - 150 L$. The pose set was a special donation item for the Fashion for Life event, now available in the main shop, with the proceeds still going to the American Cancer Society.

The picture was taken at The Fairelands Junction.

Sakura - Spring's hope - Fantasy Faire 2015

2 In IchiGo IchiE the sakura were in full bloom. The delicate flowers appearing from bare wood heralding the start of spring, of life's miraculous return from the depths of winter sleep. Méi awoke with the flowers, her long slumber at an end. 
The world inhaled, the chill of the air warming with each passing day. The spirits of spring and rebirth unfurled as she moved, hopping at first from branch to branch, running along swaying twigs with a sure step. Méi would not fall. Her own wings would keep her aloft, those and those of her companions surrounding her would carry her from bough to bough.
3  Bringing life and beauty to the world was never easy, there was always a struggle. As her steps brought buds from the bark of the trees she considered this, as she did each year. These blooms were life, they were beauty, they were ephemeral. They were joy to all who saw them, they called for enjoyment, for delight in life as long as it lasts. Méi flew among the trees, bringing life for life's enjoyment. Each flower a bloom for the future, made possible by the growth of the past.
1 Two posts in one day... I know - testament to my lack of organisation. 
This post was planned, but the message it contains reached a new level of personal this morning as I was writing, thanks to another post, and conversations in our second life. So this one is for Ursula.

The Fantasy Faire in 2015 has so far raised L$ 6,268,699  That's $ 25,075! All for Relay for Life - The American Cancer Society. The more money raised, the more research, the faster new techniques and treatments are developed, the faster we find a cure. 

So go - the Fairelands will fade back into the mists for another year at the end of today. Enjoy the Sims. Bump into the talented and generous creators. Complete the hunt and be so covered in prizes you won't see daylight for a week. Hit up the donation kiosks. Cover bail for those characters locked up by the Pawlice. Shop shop shop! The Relay for Life vendors are clearly marked, all the L$ going to RFL. 

Make a difference today.

Hair : /Wasabi Pills/ Jasmine Mesh Hair - (BOOBS) - Licorice
Odyssey
Skin : :[P]:- Immortalia Skin-Femme:// Mortulus - Free in each SIM!
Tattoo layer :  :[ET]: FF Dragon Scales - Light
Vallacia
Earrings : RFC - Dragonbead Earring - Cape Amethyst
Spires of Andolys
Necklace : ~tc~ Baroque Necklace - Silver (mc)
Tangleshimmer Grove
Outfit : -AZUL- Pepeke (Dress, Wings and Butterflies)
YoZakura

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IchiGo IchiE

Protecting the Fairelands : Fantasy Faire 2015

3 Lita mirrored Travellers from other lands had always noted a change in the tides approaching the Fairelands. Waters were no calmer, but the waves had a new quality, a texture, as though the magic of the Fairelands themselves were dispersed below the surface. A strange tide; these visitors thought, even as their vessels were carried toward the docks and those tasked with defending their destination. 2 LITA 10 Warm breezes from the Fairelands carried the scents of the different territories down to the shore. Standing on the docks in Vallacia, her eyes on the horizon, she was blessed with company on the breeze. Tiny butterflies alighted on her face, wings lightly brushing her lashes as delicate tongues dipped and lapped at the fine covering of salt on her skin. She kept up her watch, there were always those attempting to reach the Fairelands who had no business there. The arrows in her quivver would fly true. The arrow nocked to her bowstring was sharp to cut through air and water, though it would never wound a target. It carried a greater power than death, forged as it was from pure hope. It would prove an impenitrable barrier, protecting the Fairelands and all those within. 1 

The Fantasy Faire always goes by far far far to quickly. Today is the last day already! 
If you haven't yet been, please go! Pick up some beautiful items (such as these) while doing something even more beautiful, raining money for the fight against cancer.

Hair : /Wasabi Pills/ Jaden Mesh Hair - FEM - Sorbet
Odyssey
Skin : 7 Deadly s{K}ins - RAIN human snow cleavage
Sylvan of Spells
Butterflies : [ #7 ] HFE _. butterfly kisses ._ PRIM DECO LASHES [mc]
Tangleshimmer Grove
Collar : *{Junbug}* Freyja's Collar - Earth -
Spires of Andolys
Necklace : :GW: One Moment Necklace
Aurora
Armour :  [The Forge] Banshee Armour, Brown
Aurora
Outfit :  [Gauze] The Alchemist
YoZakura
Bracer :  [Stitched] Astraea Bracelet L (Golden)
Spires of Andolys
Poses : Eternal Dream - Lita - Includes bow and arrow
Poppetsborough

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Fantasy Faire 2015 - Midnight Sakura

Cherry trees usually blossom in the daytime. Ordinary cherry trees, and ordinary flowers, maybe... but not the mythical Nightshadow Sakura, the admired and treasured plant that maybe two dozen adventurers have ever witnessed to turn into a bouquet of splendid silky flowers for one night only, promptly fading away at the next dawn. For the Nightshadow Sakura is a messenger of great and important tidings... whether good or bad, however, the flowers cannot foretell. They only glow in a soft silky mysterious light, as if smiling, and observe the world with majestic grace...
Midnight Sakura
Outfit and accessories: "K'aalogii" by -AZUL-. This fabulous kimono set is a RFL donation item (850 L$), created in the true and authentic -AZUL- style, which is a synonym for "grandiose" and "regal". :) You can find their shop in the YoZakura sim, so don't hesitate to pay a visit.
Skin: "Oceanica Atlantic Eclipse" by Fallen Gods Inc. - a RFL donation item (1.100 L$) The skin package includes a complete set of mermaid fins and some jewellery, too, so you actually get an avatar for a very reasonable price. Fallen Gods is at Odyssey... where else? :D
Ears: Uni Ears "High Elf" by Soul (399 L$). The ears are not a current RFL donation item, but they are available in Charlie's booth at Ichi-Go Ichi-E.
Hair: "Petula" by Analog Dog - a RFL donation item (350L$) available at Tangleshimmer Grove.
Eyes: Perspective Eyes in "Oxidation" by IKON - an old group gift now available for 150 L$.
Necklace: Oceanica Necklace in "Ivory Shell" by Fallen Gods - included in the Oceanica Skin packages.
Cherry blossom petals with several built-in poses: Runo Runo - 200 L$.
The picture was taken at YoZakura.