The Season of Whitecold

The few hours of warmer colours encourage frolicking in the snow, enjoying life in the downpour of glittering, fluttering stars. Just for those few moments before the approaching dark arrives. 

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As the light wanes, darker creatures emerge from under the stairs, from the shadows, from the frozen spaces between the quick touches of sun.

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They appear solid frozen as first, and you might have to glance at them from the corner of your eye to see them move at all, but as golden tones turn to blue, they are suddenly everywhere, skittering on the ice.

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Cold cannot hurt them. They, and many other creatures of the night, indulge in the longdark, in the frost, in the starlight captured in small glints on the snow. It is their season, the season of whitecold.

Scene:
Stairs: {anc} NO LIMITS. Stairs for moonlight 46Li RARE
Chapel: {anc} EDEN. chapel / old . 35Li
Snow: {anc} snow ground (mesh uneven ground) white 1Li
Doves: {anc} NO LIMITS // various different doves
Hound: meadowWorks – Greyhound Poser*
Imps: lassitude & ennui – Mischievous Imps Gacha*

Character:
Skin: Pink Fuel – Doll V2 <Vamp>
Hair: !lamb. Bang Bang Ink
Eyes: IKON – Deadshine Eyes Paradise
Lashes: Redgrave – 39 – Luscious
Nails: Beautiful Freak – Dead of Winter*
Coat & Hat: Fallen Gods Inc. & FAIDA – Ekaterina White*
at Wayward Winter (event ends on 31st January)
Necklace: House of Rain – The Luxury of Tears*
Hands: Slink Casual

Poses:
NanTra – Eternal Beauty 6M
:Picture This!: Jewelry Model 3 Mirror
NanTra – Requiem 1 mirror

Shared Wings of Hope

The Spirits of Hope live in the dark. They have wings: some stronger than others, some more battered and even torn. There are those who lost their ability to fly altogether.

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Without wings their journey is harder, more challenging. In those moments it might seem all of the Hope is lost and can never find their way again.

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But if one such creature with just one wing meets another of similar kind, they can learn to fly together. Two different wings creating enough of balance for them to move again.

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In time their wings will grow back, in time they’ll sing and soar and light the darkness. But for those despairing moments in the dark it is enough to share their wounded wings and fly.

Sculpture: meadowWorks – Hope ~ A Fragment*

Avatar:
Skin: Fallen Gods Inc. – Pure Ivory*
Hair: Clawtooth – Windswept
Eyes: IKON – Perspective Eyes: Wight
Wings: [europa] Nyxus wings
(they are one rigged item, I used photoshop to remove one)
Mesh Body Parts: Slink Hourglass & Feet

The Waking Sun

The Sun sleeps through the winter, slumbering in the darkness, the cold keeping her brilliance at bay. The sparks dance around her in slow, near-frozen movements, carrying her through the long months of hibernation.

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As the year changes to another, as the season shifts, the sparks come alive. They draw her forward, remind her of the cycle, of the returning spring. Each won moment of daylight gives her strength to shine bolder.

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As the fires drive away the slowness of the cold, her focus returns. Every day she triumphs further in the skies, drawn in by her desire to warm up all the creatures she swore to nourish and protect.

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The veils are breaking, daylight increasing, warmth wrapping the world in its embrace. Spark by spark, won hour by hour, summer approaches.

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The Sun is returning.

The Sun of course begins her return long before our human-decided year-change, but the New Year is still a good moment to take a deep breath and appreciate the approaching spring and summer. Daylight wins more ground every day.

All the best for the New Year 2016, may the Sun light sparks in you!

Skin: Pink Fuel – Doll V2 <Crystal> Pure (blkbrow)
Hair: Lamb. Love – Variety/Ombre/Eccentric
Eyes: Fallen Gods Inc. – Sun Year glowing eyes
Makeup: Beautiful Freak – Nierika Eye Makeup gold & Pin Me Down – Tiken 3, Lip Markings 4, Liner 1
Nails: Beautiful Freak – Lucrezia
Body: Maitreya Lara & Slink Hands & Feet
Body Tattoo: Fallen Gods Inc. – The Name of Light
Accessories: .Enfant Terrible. Emma’s Halo & Veil Gold at We Love Roleplay
Necklaces: .Enfant Terrible. Decor Armor Necklace gold
Particles: Cole’s Corner – Night of the Fireflies*
Poses: N/A | Musa – Fantasy Pose 057 | PoseMonster – Vamp 4 | Kirin – Hera Pose 1

Born of Starlight

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Frost spirits are born in small globes of ice, slowly formed of snowflakes and a touch of bright stars. When they open their eyes, the stars are the first thing they see, so their light will spread through the little spirit, filling it with the only glow that can pierce the wintry darkness.

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New snowflakes begin to form around the spirit, created out of the cold starlight, dancing in joy and celebration. Some of these flurries spread out and fall until they condense into a new globe of snow-glow, a new frost spirit.

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When the frost spirit is strong enough to break free, they will simply move through the ice globe for there is no capturing light. In mere moments the sphere is but a bauble in their hands, a small trinket that they send out into the skies to create new spirits.

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Once free, the frost spirit will embrace the cold air, dancing between the stars and the wintry earth, spreading the starlight on the black ground and dark trees, covering them all in sparkling white snow.

Scene: {anc} Glass Ornament Pods at Tannenbaum

Frost Spirit:
Skin: Fallen Gods Inc. – Frost + Ice PG* at We Love Roleplay
Hair: .Olive. the Flutterby Hair RARE
Eyes: IKON – Spectral Eyes Wight
Snow Particles: Cole’s Corner – Snowglobe Aura, Snowstorm Body Glitter, Snowflakes Dancers*
Body: Maitreya Lara & Slink Hands & Feet

Poses: {anc} Glass Ornament Pods (1, 2) | Astalianda – Snowstar | *ED* Adina 03

 

Happy-Making Yool Kart Magic

“What is it?” The smallest bunling asked and sniffed the rectangular piece of cardboard curiously.

“‘s yule card!” The Bunling Who Knows Letters declared proudly.

“Yool-kart,” repeated the smallest bunling and nudged the cardboard up with his nose, then tilted his head as it fell over. “‘s all colourful on this side!”

“What does it do?” One of the squirrels picked the card easily up and held it on the side, then peered forward to try and see the colours better.

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“It’s a picture!” The smallest bunling hopped up and down, then paused, tilted his head and took a few side hops to prevent tumbling down. “‘s upside down picture.”

The squirrel turned the card around and everyone gathered to look at it.

“I think they’re waving,” said the younger of the squirrel brothers and waved back at the card.

“He has a carrot-nose!” The smallest bunling kept on hopping up and down excitedly.

“He looks like he’s made of ice cream scoops.” Addler, the otter butler, nodded knowingly.

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“The Ladybun said he’s a snow-man, ‘n the red person is a tonttu,” The Bunling Who Knows Letters pronounced with authority. “‘n that people give each other yule-cards to wish them happy festive yuletime! ‘s a trad-ishon.”

“Why doesn’t the snow melt?” The squirrel holding the card pressed his nose against the picture. “It’s not even cold!”

“‘s a picture, like a kamera-picture! ‘n doesn’t have to be snow-men, can be happy winter things of any sort.” The Bunling Who Knows Letters nodded for emphasis, ears flopping. “Then you give them to people and they are happy!”

“Happy-making yool-kart magic!” The smallest bunling turned to his wiser friends. “Let’s make some!”

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“The Ladybun did say that Matshan has a big big tree on the Other Island, ‘n people bring all sort of treats and warm wishes under it.”

“We are people!” Addler declared after hearing the word ‘treats’. “Let’s bring wishes there, ‘n yool karts, ‘n see if the others have brought there noms. We could trade!”

A lengthy oooohhh-sound escaped the gathered critters: a fair trade of warm wishes for noms was a brilliant idea!

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“I know a jackalope who could take pictures of us! So they can see us wishing well!” The Bunling Who Knows Letters started planning the process. “‘n then we can scribble yeys on the other side and and… someone needs to bake a cake and we need some lights and…”

The critters did manage to make some yool karts and they can be found in a small box under the tree in Selidor, free to take with their warm wishes. There will soon be much more gifts there as the traditional Giving Circle begins, the critters just got a bit over-excited and went over to sniff for possible treat trades early.

Scene:

Studio Skye – Snow Formations
Kalopsia – Santa’s Bag of Toys at Tannenbaum
*Shai* Snowman Chibi (Rez me) – gift at The Arcade
dust bunny . berry cake . arcade gift 2015 – gift at The Arcade
{vespertine}artistic mess.
Sari-Sari – Art Class – Palette (light)
*LODE* Headwear – Fleur d’hiver [white] at The Arcade
[ keke ] snow jar – snow hares

Critters:

!Ohmai: Sea Otter Pet [Onyx Pelt]
!Ohmai : Steampunk Chestnut Squirrels
!Ohmai: Mochi Bunny
+Half-Deer+ Jackalope Baby – The Little Artist (rez) RARE at The Arcade
+Half-Deer+ Jackalope – Photographer (rez) at The Arcade
+Half-Deer+ Bunny helps with the Decor (Snow)

The Golem Runes

The runes called to me. I could hear them in my slumber, the shift of colours, the pulse of light, the gathering of energies.
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They called to me, awakened me, shaped me. I could feel their melody singing new forms to life, drawing new lines, connecting them, giving them thought, purpose, spirit.

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When I withdrew from stone I could still feel them. Each spark of colours pulsed magic in my veins, responded, conversed, connected. I did not know much of the world outside the runes, but my understanding of their secrets filled me, made me a living being. Separate, moving unit. A part of something bigger.

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They kept singing to me, the runes. They kept singing and as they did, my veins pulsed to the melody, my limbs moved with it and slowly, steadily, I found my ability to move. Ability to live. To dance.

Scene:
Garden of Dreams – Floating Island*
Cerridwen’s Cauldron – Fae Waystones Set*

Avatar:
Skin: Fallen Gods Inc. – Coal Golem, female* at Fantasy Gacha Carnival
Tattoo: Fallen Gods Inc. – The Name of Water* at Fantasy Gacha Carnival
Eyes: Fallen Gods Inc. – Glowing Eyes
Hair: Analog Dog – Pipe Dream Splash
Body: Maitreya Lara & Slink Hands & Feet

Poses: !bang – Taurus 5 & Intuition 1 | Picture This! Dance [Gift]

The Night of Wonders

The night is always full of wonders. There’s a promise in the dark, a temptation for our eyes, the sensation of being able to see what lies beneath the shadows. The feeling that if you just blink, suddenly things will appear that weren’t there before. Like a pair of friendly greyhounds, politely inquiring what brought you to the beach at this hour.
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At night things are more meaningful. Small lit rocks become ancient artifacts, the sound of waves a symphony, sculptures begin to breathe. They wander, explore, show you things you would never notice during the dull daylight hours. They draw your gaze into the details that matter.

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The night is full of truths, ancient truths buried deep within. It takes strength to see them, strength and the ability to breathe in the peace in the darkness. The courage to blink.

 

meadowWorks – Octopus Path Lights, Tablet & Jar at We Love Roleplay
meadowWorks – Greyhounds