Never Truly Gone


We are never truly gone. They think we are but stories, old legends, ancient myths. They call us explanations for the unknown, symbols for the various parts of human life, concepts made easier to grasp. We are. There is no telling if we existed first and helped shape these concepts, imprinted them on the human mind, or if the humans called us to being with their devotion and fervent belief. No telling, nor does it matter.

We rose from the sand: shaped of gold, carrying the living sun in our hearts. We rose, we ruled, we faded into stories. That is the biggest story of them all, the one where we faded. They keep telling it, not realizing that with each telling the sun grows brighter, the hawks fly higher, the minions of Bastet step into your homes and demand your worship.

In each purring sound you hear the desert wind, each dawn reveals the rise of the radiant disk held high, in each story you hear more of the truth. We are always here, every sunrise, every nightfall, every soft step in the alleyways, every shriek in the skies. We were never truly gone.

July 15th – 16th is the Relay Weekend in Second Life. There’ll be events around the clock, and of course the whole track to run and explore. The opening ceremony is at 10 AM SLT on July 14th. The event schedule and information can be found here and the Event Day Arrival Center is here. Alia brought back a part of the Golden Delta for the track’s Imagine-region, and sooner than later I had to shapeshift to match.

Scene: Eternity by Alia Baroque, part of the RFL Track 2017

Skin: Fallen Gods Inc. – Gold Pure PG*
Mesh Parts: Maitreya Lara Body, Slink Hands & Feet
Hair: Wasabi Pills – Cleo*
Outfit & Mask: !dM deviousMind – Bastet Goddess Gacha LootBox RARE
Kitties: lassitude & ennui – Mittens cats gacha*
Poses: N/A, part of AO

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The Wings of Vanitas

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Every year the new form takes her by surprise. She knows it’s coming, she can feel the change, the pull, the call, the sheer excitement of anticipation, but she never manages to guess what she will be once the magic in Selidor finishes its work. Some years she grows scales, some years she has a tail and some years she spreads wings to take to the suntouched skies. This is one of those years.

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This year the wings are made for preening, not for flying. The skies did not call her up, instead all the flowers on the ground invited her to flourish next to them, to match the splendor. Every step stronger, every twirl more luxuriously delicate, Vanitas finds herself within the stunning sceneries, finds herself as a part of the whole, spreading her feathers not to fly, but to adorn the glory of magic even further.

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The 9th Anniversary Festival of Fallen Gods Inc. has started with the Fortune Teller, hunt and rooftop market, soon to be followed with events and celebrations. Keep your eyes on the schedule!

Scene: Selidor

Avatar:
Skin: Fallen Gods Inc. – Vanitas Absinthe* – hunt prize in ~Sunrise of Creation~
Mesh: Maitreya Lara body & feet, Slink hands
Eyes: IKON – Immortal Eyes Sage
Body Tattoo Feathers: Fallen Gods Inc. – Feathers Raven* at We Love RP
Hair & Outfit: Fallen Gods Inc. – Vanitas Fortunes* – Fortune Teller prize in Selidor
Particle Sparkles: Cole’s Corner – Infinite Halo Teal/Gold & We Are Groot Aura*

Poses: AstaliandaInfinity 4 | Fallen 4 | Divine 3

The Sun in Selidor

The sun in Selidor is always warm. The eternal summer embraces all visitors, inviting them to rest on the soft grass and to watch the wonder that is summer sky.

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The magic runs deep in the veins of the island, not a remnant of the incarnated gods, but a living, breathing, growing presence. Selidor has a spirit of its own.

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It whispers words of beauty to each new deity taking shape in its arms, words of truth from the realm where magic flows as easily as air.

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“Be all that you are, creature of elements, spirit of growth. Breathe in experiences, embrace changes and always, always face the sun.”

The Fallen Gods Inc. 8th Anniversary Festival week has officially started off! The roof top of the temple hosts an Eternal Market featuring wondrous things for sale (or as gifts), the Fortune Teller inside the temple is still offering free Infinity Sidera avatars for both men and women that find their match, and the week is full of events! Today there’s a live music concert by Phoenix J at 2PM SLT, more schedule details here.

Scene: Eternal Market at Selidor

Body:
Skin & Appliers: Fallen Gods Inc. – Sidera Infinity PG at Fortune Teller in Selidor
Mesh Parts: Maitreya Lara Mesh Body | Slink Hands & Feet
Hair: Wasabi Pills – Sharon Mesh Hair Sidera at the Eternal Market
Eyes: IKON – Immortal Eyes Parchment

Outfit:
Outfit: !deviousMind – Hekate Diamond Sheer* at the Eternal Market
Necklace & Earrings: House of Rain – Ouija Set* at the Eternal Market
Particle Magic: Cole’s Corner – Infinite Halo & Fireflies* at the Eternal Market

Poses: Kirin – Athena Pose 1 | Picture This! Jewelry Model 2 | Kirin – Hera Pose 1

Forgotten: City and Its Automatons

We lived on borrowed time, we automatons. Every tick of the clock brought us closer to the point when there would be no more rewinding, where our gears would cease to rotate, where our functions would simply stop.
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We were unaware of this. Unlike humans, who know their bodies are temporary and fall into lethal disrepair in time, we thought we were built to last. That if we broke, we could be fixed. If we ran out of energy, we could be rewound.forgottenlarge2bsWe trusted the City to always be there. We trusted there would always be the machinery and the systems to rewind our clockworks, to fix our broken limbs, to improve on the original design.

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We trusted the light to dance in the air, the energy to flow, the magic that is machinery to carry us forward. We trusted the City would be there for us whenever we needed it.

forgottenlarge3bsThe City is broken. The machinery that fixes us is unable to fix itself. The automatons designed to fix others wander aimlessly on the silent streets. With every passing cycle the City drifts, wavers, fades. Disconnected. Malfunctioning. Defective. Like us, Forgotten.

Forgotten City is closing down in September. If you have never visited this astonishing sim, do yourself a favor and go now. If you’re familiar with it, now is the last chance to revisit its magic. I do not know when exactly the sim will close down, but I felt the automatons had a word to share on the subject.

Scene: Forgotten City

Doll: *Tentacio* Galatea Doll: Body Carousel RARE, Head Vamp B, Bra&Thong Gold at The Arcade
Hair: Tableau Vivant: Editorial Underwater Redheads at The Arcade
Particles: Cole’s Corner – Dazed Dancer Aura (Peach)*

Poses: Tabou Irresistible – Pinup Pose 6 | an lar [poses] – The Naken Series Three (m) | Kirin – Hera Pose 4 | Exposeur – Back to Black 8M

The Seasons of Persephone: Winter

Summer was always too short. The time to return took her by surprise every year despite the signs beginning to appear: her skin paled, her hair lost its vibrant colour, the summer greens changed to darker winter tones.

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The butterflies transformed to small spirits, twirling around her, eager to return back to Hades. Flower decorations became chains and bones, metals and gemstones. 

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The blooming lines across her body sharpened into a strong mask befitting the Queen of the Underworld, the one whose name was barely whispered aloud in fear it would call her attention. Call the attention of the one carrying into effect the curses of men upon the souls of the dead.

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As the nature quiets into its winter hibernation, Persephone returns to Hades: the realm and the god. She returns and she rules by his side until the awakening spring calls her back to the warmth of summer.

The dress by Fallen Gods Inc. & [FAIDA] is one of the exclusives in The Epiphany. You can acquire the exclusives by redeeming in your gacha prizes, that way you can get rid of the commons you don’t want and get exclusive shinies in return! The halo by Cerberus Xing is a gacha prize in the same event. The tattoo by Fallen Gods Inc. is available in Create Your Own Tarot event, the skin by Fallen Gods Inc. is from Wayward Carnival, the hair by EMO-tions from Hair Fair and the necklace by !deviousMind from the current Underworld round of Genre.

Scene: Annon

Body: Skin: Fallen Gods Inc. – Pure Ivory* | Tattoo: Fallen Gods Inc. – The Emperor Complete + Gold Filigree* | Hair: EMO-tions – Stephanie | Eyes: IKON – Immortal Eyes Parchment | Lashes: Redgrave – 39 – Luscious | Hands & Feet: Slink | Body: Maitreya

Outfit: Dress: Fallen Gods Inc. & [FAIDA] – Jour Reveur Diabolique* | Crown: Aisling – Savage Winter Crown (snow) | Halo: Cerberus Xing – Tsukiyomi’s Halo (Gold + B) | Necklace: !deviousMind – Lasombra – Vampire Necklace Gold/Silver* | Bracelets – Bliensen + MaiTai – Mano Bracelets Gold* | Spirits: Cole’s Corner – Mana Comet Companion, Mushi Chain Companion, Water Faerie Companion*

Poses: Picture This! – Jewelry Model 3 | {NanTra} – Eternal Beauty 8M | {NanTra} – Eternal Beauty 1M

Twilight Delights

It’s strange to bid farewell to the cold lights and dark nights. Winter can be many things, but it is always familiar. It always encourages safety and comfort instead of whim and curiosity. It is also blissfully dark, the lights dancing within it more natural decor than a light source.

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Then suddenly the nights are not dark anymore, there’s nowhere to hide, the light has invaded and won the world. Even the creatures of the night have their share of the soft illumination, brushing against the pale skins and dark strands of hair.

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Cloaks and coats are removed, flower-scented air inhaled, warmth of the night experienced as the miracle that it is. There’s no greater magic than the one that returns life to us every spring.

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No greater magic than the one that turns the dark starlit nights into warm haze of twilight delights and brings forth the sun that never sleeps, the Magic of Summer.

World Goth Fair has just opened. This year the event takes place only in Cursed (the event area up in the air). The gown by Pale Empress, cloak by @->~ISD and the poses by [Black Tulip] are all available in World Goth Fair. The skin by Fallen Gods Inc. is a rare in the gacha at Fantasy Gacha Carnival and the crown by lassitude & ennui is available at The Secret Affair.

Scene: World Goth Fair

Body: Skin: Fallen Gods Inc. – Lady of the Shadows, Ivory* | Hair: Exile – Never Time At All | Eyes: IKON – Deadshine Eyes | Lashes: Redgrave – 39 – Luscious | Hands: Slink | Nails: Beautiful Freak – Romantic*

Outfit: Gown: Pale Empress – Nevermore* | Cloak: @->~ISD Her Breedless Cloak ~ Midnight [FittedMesh+Materials]* | Crown: lassitude & ennui – Foreboding crown silver* |

Poses: [Black Tulip] Lost in the Woods*

The Critter Adventures in the Fairelands

They arrived on boats, rowing or sailing with determination.

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They swam through dangerous oceans, tirelessly snorkeling forward.

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They floated down peaceful rivers, sightseeing while traveling.

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The cleverest ones even used improvised parachutes.

Critter Adventures - Hedgehogs in Aurora 1

They came to see faraway relatives, to exchange news and catch up.

Critter Adventures - Birdies in Sylvan of Spells 2

They came to meet new friends, to admire art.

Critter Adventures - Snorky in Odyssey 1

They came to pay respect to the Great Heroes of Legends.

Critter Adventures - Squeekette in Poppetsborough

Or to shop for items not available anywhere else in the realms.

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Or to enjoy delicacies out of our world.

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They came to play and adventure.

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To have a moment of silent soothing peace with good companions.

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Perhaps to even fall in love a bit.

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Most definitely to snuggle in romantic scenery.

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And eventually, at the end of the day, they came to enjoy the music, to sit down, have a cup of coffee and watch the view.

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They came to watch the Fairelands, to live in them for the brief time they are connected to our world. As everyone should.

The critters visited the Fairelands this year. If you didn’t, you have still a couple of days left of completely stolen time. The official program has ended and the Faire is technically speaking over, but unofficially the portals stay open until the magic fades (and the Linden Lab removes the sims). We cannot guarantee when that will happen, but we are guessing a few extra days.

The whole set of the Critter Adventures in the Fairelands can be seen in my Flickr, these were just one picture per sim and FaireChylde bonus.

The Portal to Fairelands Junction