The statues at The Rose are alive. You wouldn’t know it at first glance as they stand on their pedestals, pose in their carefully selected spots, frozen in moments of activity. You wouldn’t — couldn’t — guess, but it is true. Their sculptor imbued them with life and spirit full of humor and mischief.
The moment you glance away, they end up giving merry buntoinettes unicorn rides and playing Fantasy Football with pigeons. When you glance back, they’re gone, only the sudden breeze revealing that something incredibly fast zoomed by. The breeze and a faint eeeeeee-sound in the wind.
When playing with their flesh-and-blood friends, they often pretend to freeze back to statues again. That way you might see statues where there wasn’t any yesterday, nor will there be tomorrow. When asked, the blame is always on the Magician tending to The Rose. The statues couldn’t move on their own, after all. Especially not in the Fairelands.
Pictures taken in Fantasy Faire: The Rose.
Statues by meadowWorks at The Rose.
Today is the day. Today we celebrate one of our founders, a true visionary whose imagination shaped ours, whose dreams turned to life in vivid colours and sounds and emotions.
Today we will hold a party in his honor, a tribute, a feast: a completely Unexpected Party, even! There will be food involved, and music, and fireworks.
Today we gather to celebrate Middle Earth in the closest realm we have to the Shire. Won’t you join the celebration?
Today is Tolkien Day in the Fairelands. Come join the Literary Festival events, Tolkien readings and of course the party at The Hill! Schedule can be found here.
Pictures taken in Fantasy Faire: The Hill
Skin: Pink Fuel – Doll v2 Vamp
Mesh Parts: Maitreya Body & Slink Hands
Hair: Wasabi Pills – Deirdre* at Fantasy Faire: The Rose
Eyes: IKON – Spectral Eyes Leonine
Eyeliner: Beautiful Freak – Odetta gold
Gown: Silvan Moon Designs – The Light of Sarin at Fantasy Faire: The Spirit Pool
Jewelry: Bliensen + MaiTai – Gilgalad
Flowers: Naminoke – Gingko Gold at Fantasy Faire: San Mora
Wreath: BOOM – Nature’s Crown goldenrod
Particle Magic: Cole’s Corner – Glamour Glitter & We Are Groot at Fantasy Faire: Dawn’s Promise
Poses: ~Mythril~ Her Grace Set at Fantasy Faire: The Rose
She walks on water, each step barely dipping pale toes in, causing small ripples. Each ripple sprouts life, drawing forth plants, flowers reaching up to the daylight, up to her.
She walks on water, and the flowers bloom with magic, swirling in the breeze like fireworks, delighting in the footsteps of Spring.
Pictures taken in Fantasy Faire: The Spirit Pool
Cerridwen’s Cauldron – Sky Blossom Set* at Fantasy Faire: The Hill
Skin: Pink Fuel -Doll V2 Vamp Pure Black Brow
Mesh Parts: Maitreya Body, Slink Hands & Feet
Hair: Magika – First Light
Eyes: IKON – Immortal Eyes Passion
Outfit: Spyralle – Starseeker Costume with Nebula* at Fantasy Faire: The Spirit Pool
Poses: Poseidon – Alchemist 1 at San Mora | ~Mythril~ Her Grace 12 at The Rose
“Hai! ‘m Petal, ‘n I live with Ladybun ‘n Magician. They’re always busy in the Fairelands this time of year, so I decided to see what the fuss is about. Turns out there’s a lot of fuss! Also, fuzz. ‘n hats! Mr. and Mrs. Croaklet said this particular colour compliments my fur tone.”
“Ladybun always dresses fashonably for the Faire, so I did, too! Flower in the eye has been on top of the trends this year, I know, I read blogs! …well, at least look at pictures. …browse flickr once a month?”
“It’s otterly important to feel like a princess as often as critterly possible. ‘n to sparkle! Big things to carry on your head are gud, too. Ladybun always has stuff on her head, sometimes more than on her body! Just like me! ‘s gud critter dressage. Dress-up. Dressing?”
“Like so! Nothing else needed, perfection! All ready for my big date now, just need to find a romantik location…”
This year the Critter Adventures in the Fairelands advanced to the next logical level: fashion blogging. You can’t blame Petal, those are some fancy things to wear!
Pictures taken in Fantasy Faire: Mudrana | Opal Flight | The Spirit Pool
Petal: !Ohmai – Sea Otter Avatar Silver Pelt
First Hat: F&M [ Oblivion ] * Impollinating Attitude* at Mudrana
Second Outfit: Naminoke – GoldFish Sprite & Rafflesia Flowers* at San Mora
Third Outfit: Spyralle – Starseeker with Nebula* at The Spirit Pool
Fourth Hat: Bliensen + MaiTai – Kira Tiara/Crown* at The Spirit Pool
As the Fairelands return and open the portals to the mundane realms for the eleven brief days of magic, so do their denizens, the Faire Folk. Some of them are warm and sunny like unicorns on a summer day, but some gather shadows around them like a cloak, sliding through the fog in the darker corners of the land.
There is always necessary contrast there between dark and light, magic stemming from all living emotions, the good and the less-so. There is an invitation to all beings no matter their allegiance, a call to come and join your kind. For no matter the flavor of your spells, we all belong together in magic. We all belong together in the Fairelands.
Fantasy Faire is now open (April 20 – 30, 2017) and as usual, it’s full of events! If you’re interested in shopping, there’s the shopping catalogue. If you’re interested in roleplay, dance performances, Literary Festival, DJ parties or any other events we so often come up with, check the Faire Happenings daily! If you just want to get all the landmarks, this is your page.
Fairelands Junction – Portals to all of the Fairelands
Pictures taken in Fantasy Faire: Raven’s Perch
Skin: .:Soul:. Gen 2 F Gyouko – Ceredil at Fantasy Faire: Mudrana
Mesh Parts: Maitreya Body & Slink Hands & Feet
Hair: +Spellbound+ Velvet // Natural Ombres & Dips
Eyes: IKON – Immortal Eyes – Passion
Dress: !dM deviousMind – Datura Silverthistle* at Fantasy Faire: The Rose
Headdress: !dM deviousMind – deerCrown Moonstone at Fantasy Faire: The Rose
Particle Magic: Cole’s Corner – Sea sorcery (Mage) & Firefly Starfield* at Fantasy Faire: Dawn’s Promise
Poses: ~Mythril~ Her Grace Pose Pack at Fantasy Faire: The Rose
“Have we opened them all?”
“You mean have we hidden them all?”
“Um. …yes. Hidden. That is absolutely what I meant.”
These fantastically festive Easter bunnies are hunt prizes in the Magic of Oz Easter hunt that ends this Sunday, so if you haven’t been to Oz yet, you better hurry! The egg with the small hedgie is also a hunt prize, the rest are gacha wins. Eggs and bunnies: perfect spring.
Ozimals – Primavera & Vistoso 2017 Elite Bunnies at Magic of Oz Easter Hunt
~Libertine~ Collectable Egg 31 “The Magic of Spring 2017” at Magic of Oz Easter Hunt
~Libertine~ Collectable Egg 48 “Romantic Rendezvous” gacha at Magic of Oz
~Libertine~ Collectable Egg 36 “A New Friend” gacha at Magic of Oz
~Libertine~ Collectable Egg 34 “Jardin du Roi” gacha at Magic of Oz
MishMish – Sweet Short Grass at Collabor88
JIAN Clover Patch at Collabor88
It arrives after the Freezing Teal, the season of Purple. It spreads slowly over the realm, colouring each spore and shroom with it. The Season Changers have already shifted their skins, their markings turning to reflect the current growth plans.
Each line, each symbol, number, cipher on their skin represents a change still to take place, a shift they will conjure into being. With each realm alteration a line vanishes, leaving just pure purple behind. When the plane glows in radiant hues of various purples, their skins will be free of designs and their work will be done.
With Fantasy Faire on the horizon I’m feeling understandably purple. (Psst, the blogger applications are open until April 15th.)
I also wanted to draw your attention to an event ending this weekend: Filling the Cauldron. You can still catch some of their epic entertainment schedule today and tomorrow. I’m sure you want to support more fantastically purple plantlife growth on the grid, right?
Cerridwen’s Cauldron – Orb Slime Set*
Skin: Fallen Gods Inc. – Pure Amethyst* at We Love Roleplay
Tattoo: Fallen Gods Inc. – Pi Gold RARE* at the Gacha Guardians
Hair: Exile – Finding You
Particle Magic: Cole’s Corner – Dazed Dancer Aura & Mushi Chain Dancer*
Poses: Musa – Gown Pose 3 | an lar – The Naken Series 3 | Infiniti – Better To See You With 2