It is what Titan’s Hollow in Fantasy Faire is really called: Caras Calar, a glowing filigree city of crystal and metal, suspended by chains in the air. In all its surreally luminescent beauty it felt like a place where lost dolls realize they are not in Kansas anymore. Or toy shop. Or whatever reality they might originally hail from.
It is a repeating theme in fantasy: finding yourself in another world. I believe it is at the very core of any fantasy fiction, whether you are simply introduced to this another realm or if you follow people moving from one plane to another, sharing their bewilderment and wonder as they explore a world they never knew existed.
It is very human to long for moments of surprise and awe, of amazement and enchantment. As our own world grows smaller in our minds, we escape to worlds that exist in only shared mindscapes of imagination, finding solace and excitement in them.
Taking that one step to cross the borders of realms has never been as easy as it is this week: Fantasy Faire is open and it brings you ten new realms to explore, to take your breath away, to immerse in and admire. It’s all just one click away.
The gothic doll dress and jacket by lassitude & ennui, the Luxury of Tears jewelry by House of Rain and Jackal makeup by Beautiful Freak are all available in Crimson Fields. The little Toto-wannabe meeroo’s kin have settled in Lumenaria for the Faire.
Scene: Titan’s Hollow
Body: Skin: Essences – Clover 01 Pale Dust Brunette* | Hair: Analog Dog – Schnapp Natural Black | Eyes: Poetic Colors – Aurora | Lashes: Redgrave – 39 – Luscious | Makeup: Beautiful Freak – Jackal Eyes Blue*
Toto-wannabe: Meeroos – Nocturnal Meeroo*