Worth the Risk

snowwhite1bsSome kisses change you forever. Some moments awaken you from the slumber you’ve drifted into. Some encounters kill you, only to nurture you to rebirth. Some apples taste so sweet that everything else will become bland.
snowwhite3bsThere are bites worth taking, risks worth daring, touches worth falling for. There are fairy tales that are real, as long as we remember that happy endings are just a marker on the road, one step among the many we take. 
snowwhite2bsWe write our own stories, find our own tastes and flavors, and eventually decide which apple is worth the risk.

Scene: 
JIAN :: Nightingale’s Tree
JIAN :: Fallen Bunny Log
D-LAB+LIZAIL-PIPPIP-EF Apple tree01
D-LAB+LIZAIL-PIPPIP-EF Apple barrel
Ankle Biter – Your name is written in my heart
!Ohmai: Ninja Hedgehog [Chocolate]
HPMD* Little Birds — blue — type B
D-LAB+LIZAIL PICCOLI3 GrassBed 01
HPMD* SleepyRabbit white L — with Cuddle AO —
!Ohmai: Mochi Bunny
{anc} happyendpark. color little chick (natural) 5Li
Studio Skye – Enchanted Woods

Snow White:
Skin: Fallen Gods Inc. – Pure Ivory*
Blush: Zibska – YesNo Two & Izzie’s Blush
Lipstick: Fallen Gods Inc. – Courtesan Lips, Red, Defined with Beauty Marks*
Mesh: Maitreya Lara Body & Slink Hands & Feet
Hair: tram – F516
Eyes: IKON – Charm Eyes Brown
Dress: Fallen Gods Inc. & FAIDA – Cadeau deballe, Poison Apple~ Dress / Maitreya RARE at The Epiphany
Leg Ribbons: Fallen Gods Inc. & FAIDA – Ruban, red~ Leg Wraps / Maitreya at The Epiphany
Head Ribbon: G Field – Ribbon Headband -xmas red-
Apple: Shade – Hand Apple

Poses: Astalianda – New Friend | Eternal Dream – Free Spirits 09 | Imeka – Lulu Pose 8

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Mielikki, Mistress of the Woods

Mistress of the woods, Mielikki, Forest-mother, formed in beauty,
Let thy gold flow out abundant, Let thy silver onward wander,
For the hero that is seeking For the wild-moose of thy kingdom;
Bring me here thy keys of silver, From the golden girdle round thee.

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Fair Mielikki, forest hostess, Spake these words in meditation:
‘Claws I should be pleased to give him, And with teeth endow the wonder,
Would he not abuse the favor.’

“Swore the bear a promise sacred, On his knees before Mielikki,
Hostess of the glen and forest, And before omniscient Ukko,
First and last of all creators,
That he would not harm the worthy, Never do a deed of evil.
Then Mielikki, woodland hostess, Wisest maid of Tapiola,
Sought for teeth and claws to give him.
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O Mielikki, forest-hostess, Tapio’s wife, thou fair Tellervo,
Call thy dogs and well enchain them, Set in readiness thy hunters,
Let them wait within their kennels.

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Filled with kindness was the forest, Glen and woodland full of greetings,
Tapio showing greatest favor.
Fair Mielikki, forest hostess, Metsola’s bewitching daughter,
Beauteous woodland maid, Tellervo,
Gladly led me on my journey, Smoothed my pathway through the glen-wood.
Marked the trees upon the mountains, Pointing me to Otso’s caverns,
To the Great Bear’s golden island.

All of the above are separate quotes from the Finnish National Epic, Kalevala. I found its translation here, so couldn’t resist just locating the Mielikki quotes for this. To all the Forgotten Realms fans feeling confused right now: yes, Mielikki is an actual pagan Finnish goddess of the forest, her name (and several others) were just happily yoinked and applied into Forgotten Realms.

The gown that inspired me to envision her is another collaboration by Faida and Fallen Gods Inc. and it is available in The Conquest event right now. The hair by Wasabi Pills can be found in the same event. The fennec foxes by +Half-Deer+ are a gacha in Kustom9. Mielikki’s foxes should really be red and northern, but the fennecs didn’t take a no for an answer.

Scene: Home in Ambar (Private)

Critters: Foxies: +Half-Deer+ Fennec Foxes | Birdies: Happy Mood | Bear: Birdy/Alchemy – Forest Babies Bear Cub Sun 

Body: Skin: [KOOQLA] Bisquit . Nude 02 (db) | Hair: Wasabi Pills – Keira Cinnamon | Eyes: IKON – Charm Eyes Forest | Lashes: Redgrave – 39 – Luscious | Eyeshadow: Beautiful Freak – Starcrossed Gruesome Gold* | Hands: Slink Casual | Nail Polish: Beautiful Freak – Romantic*

Outfit: Gown: [FAIDA] & Fallen Gods Inc. – Secrets Green* | Headdress & Earrings: Aisling – Dangara | Necklace: .Enfant Terrible. Magic Ride Necklace Gold | Bracelets: The Muses – Vanha Bracelets Bronze* | Honey: Anc Ltd. – Magician’s Honey Drink | Aura: Cole’s Corner – “We Are Groot” Aura*

Poses: Kirin – Florence Pose 3 | Exposeur – Back to Black 2 M | Kirin – December Pose 2

The Bunny Painter

“When will the Bunny Painter arrive, Uncle?”

“Nobunny knows, young Splatter. She comes on a whim and a wish, when the spring sounds grow to a melody, when the scents of newgrowth tickle your nose, when the sun warms your ears. You close your eyes for a moment and there she is!

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“She paints everybunny colourful to celebrate the soon-summer, all the colours of the flowers and grass and sky and rainbows and birds and plants and stars and-“

“Stars aren’t colourful, Uncle. They’re just sparkly.”

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“That’s only because you’re so young you haven’t been painted yet. Just you wait, young Splatter. Just you wait. When the Bunny Painter colours your life, even the stars will sparkle in brilliant glowing tones, alive and laughing!”

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“I’ll stay up all night to see the colourful stars! All night! ‘n then I’ll wink at them and we’ll laugh together, the stars and I and the Bunny Painter.”

Magic of Oz Holi 2015 Hunt has started and lasts until April 16th. You can read about it in here or teleport to Magic of Oz, click the big poster to get the hunting platter and go figure it all out, it’s not difficult! The Holi Phalgun Purnima tattoo by Fallen Gods Inc. and the bunny masks by Ozimals are some of the prizes in the hunt. The elite Holi bunny is purchasable for as long as the hunt lasts. As always with the purchasable elites, the colouring is just a coat covering genetically a perfectly ordinary random bunny.

The Bunny Painter has horns and brushes by +Half-Deer+ and hair by .Olive., both available in the Xiasumi School Festival that last until April 21st. The bottle lamps by Happy Mood can be purchased in Creation.jp until April 18th.

The bunlings are enjoying their colourful life on the giant clovers by Cerridwen’s Cauldron, complete with the usual fantastic fantasy-colour options.

Scene: Cerridwen’s Cauldron – Giant Clover Set* | HPMD Happy Mood – Lamp Bottles | Ozimals Bunnies, including Holi 2015 Elite and masks on the other bunnies

Body: Skin: Pink Fuel – Doll v2 Vamp Pure Black Brow | Hair: .Olive. – the Elisa II Hair Streaks Faded Colors | Eyes: IKON – Immortal Eyes Passion & Sage | Lashes: Redgrave – 39 – Luscious | Hands: Slink

Outfit: Dress: [FAIDA] & Fallen Gods Inc. – Circe Gluttony* | Tattoo: Fallen Gods Inc. – Holi Phalgun Purnima* | Horns & Brush: +Half-Deer+ Artist’s Antlers Pastels & Paintbrush

Poses: Kirin – Athena Pose 1, Athena Pose 2, Hera Pose 3

The Golden Dawn

It has arrived again, the change of number, the resolutions and promises, decisions and devotions. For a moment everything seems new and fresh, full of possibilities. The new golden dawn of unknown.

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There’s no knowing what it’ll be filled with, what it’ll entail, what joys or sorrows. No knowing, just plenty of wishes, hopes and plans. For this one moment everything seems possible. This year we’ll climb over all the obstacles to plant our flags on that One Achievement we all dream of: happiness. The decision makes us feel good, makes us stronger, the realization everything is possible, always, still possible.

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The one thing we miss in this grand scene is the simple truth that every dawn is a new one. Every day ready to be a font of happiness, rich of joy and fulfillment. Once we manage that, once the delight of decisions fills us every day, then our dawns will truly be golden and covered with genuine riches of the heart.

Happy New Year, may it be full of fun, delight and happiness!

The gown by Nylon Outfitters, collar by [The Forge] and the headdress by Eudora 3d are all from the current round of Uber.

Scene: HPMD* Christmas Tree (2014 GG)

Body: Skin: Essences – Clover 01 Pale Dust Brunette | Hair: D!va – Chika4 Type B Onyx | Eyes: IKON – Hope Eyes Leonine | Lashes: Redgrave – 39 – Luscious | Liner: Beautiful Freak – Odetta Eye Makeup Gold* | Blush: Zibska – YesNo Two 

Outfit: Gown: (NO) Nylon Outfitters – Russian Princess Antique Gold & Black | Collar: [The Forge] – Pearl Collar Gold | Headdress: Eudora 3d – Isabella HeadPiece Red Gold

Poses: !bang – carefree 1 | Poise – GA 2

The White Lady of Warm Whispers

The eldest of the Dream Guardians is the one we meet the most and never remember. She’s the Hazebringer, the Mist-Dweller, the Feather Fall in the Fog.

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She sends out her summons every eve, the call for the exhausted to come and join her in rest, to whisper their burdens, their worries, their secrets to her.

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We have all been there, with the White Lady of Warm Whispers. Been there and told her everything. That is why we feel better when we wake up, why the weight has lifted off our shoulders, why things feel clearer for a moment.

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She knows us all, she knows our secrets and she keeps them within her chamber of falling feathers, soft mist and silent echoes of our own whispers.

I created a sister-entity for the Blue Lady of Gentle Waves to tie my characters better together, just to shape a more comprehensive lore of ideas and concepts. As for what the White Lady is wearing, a few notes: Senzafine’s Celestine gown is available in The Fantasy Collective and the shoes by lassitude & ennui in Geeks’N’Nerds.

Scene: Anc Ltd. – Eden. chapel old | Kalopsia – Le Lit de la Marquise white | Scarlet Creative – Meribel Comfort Rug Light | Studio Skye – Enchanted Woods v2 

Body: Skin: Kooqla – Bisquit Pure 04 db | Hair: Clawtooth – Angeles Black Beauty | Eyes: IKON – Lucid Eyes Optimism L | Lashes: Redgrave – 39 – Luscious | Hands & Feet: Slink – Casual & High

Outfit: Dress: Senzafine – Celestine Gown Mithril* | Shoes: lassitude & ennui – Nanobots ate my mules white/silver (slink high)* | Hand Jewelry: . aisling . – Darshana Hands | Ear Jewelry: . aisling . – Yrs I | Tiara: Bliensen + MaiTai – Moonchild Tiara Dark Silver

Birdies: Infiniti – Paper Birds | Zibska – Xiang |  HPMD* Little Birds White 

Poses: Infiniti – Paper Birds (x2) | Kirin – Athena Pose 5

Unlikely Eve

“If you consent, neither you nor any other human being shall ever see us again; I will go to the vast wilds of South America. My food is not that of man; I do not destroy the lamb and the kid to glut my appetite; acorns and berries afford me sufficient nourishment. My companion will be of the same nature as myself and will be content with the same fare. We shall make our bed of dried leaves; the sun will shine on us as on man and will ripen our food. The picture I present to you is peaceful and human, and you must feel that you could deny it only in the wantonness of power and cruelty.” – Frankenstein, chapter 17

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The neverborn mate of the creature, the culmination of his plan to make peace with mankind, the symbol of hope and happiness that companionship brings to the lonely. What if she was not destroyed half-formed, what if Frankenstein kept his word and let his creature escape the civilization with his newborn mate into the warmer wilds than Europe can offer?

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She would know nothing of the humans except the horror stories her mate bestows upon her to warn her away. To her eyes neither of them look monstrous for she’d have nothing to compare to nor any shocked reactions to prove such judgments correct. How long would she stay innocent, this unlikely Eve of crafted dead flesh brought to life again?

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Perhaps it would all work out like the creature dreamed, perhaps they could have been happily lost in their own paradise. Unless, of course, one day her matured curiosity lured her out of the jungle and into the light…

A Tattered Page is a new in-store event that draws its inspiration from books. The first round focuses on Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and you can find the shopping guide from the website. The creature skins with stitches are event exclusive by Fallen Gods Inc., sold for the event duration together with the non-exclusive unstitched cadaver skin, courtesy cadaver eyes and a mountain load of appliers for both genders.

Scene: Garden of Dreams – Relic Tree 1* | Cerridwen’s Cauldron – Wisp Mushrooms Large Patch* | Studio Skye – Enchanted Woods 5 | HPMD* Happy Mood – Sweet Garden Grass

Creature: Skin & Eyes: Fallen Gods Inc. – Cadaver Creature & Cadaver Eyes* | Hair: Alice Project – Clarissa* | Body Parts: Slink Physique, Slink Hands, Slink Feet

Poses: Olive Juice – The Thriller 1 | Picture this! – Artistic Nude 3 Mirror | !bang – Stand 131

Miss Flake and the Lost Little Bunling

“You see, Miss Flake, the last night’s snowfall was really rather heavy and we think you might have overdone yourself just a dash. Our young’un hopped out to play, but we lost sight of ‘im, because of the white fur and snow and all that, you understand. I said to Pinknose, I said to her, why don’t we talk to Miss Flake. She’s a sensible kind of snow fairy, she is. She’ll help us.”

missflake1cs“Of course I’ll help, Mr. Pokepaw. It is sort of my fault, after all. I danced slightly longer than I was supposed to, but it was just such a perfect weather for it and there was no breeze at all and all the crystals and I- …um. I mean, I’ll go and start searching right away, why won’t I.”

missflake3cs“Mr. Hoowing, any sign of- oh, still naptime. I’m sorry I woke you. Yes, have you seen a tiny white ball of fluff in the snow. Why are you looking at me like that? Oh fine, sure, go back to sleep, I’ll find him on my own!”

missflake4cs“Mr. Yapnose! That bun better still be- oh, but he is. All swaddled cosily, too. What, you were carrying him around with that for safety? No, I’m afraid you can’t keep him, his family is dreadfully worried. Come on then, give the bunny to me. No shifty looks or snarly mutterings!”

missflake5cs“Yesyes, he’s fine. The fox said he was too cute to kill, it’s a great thing you have going there. Now you keep an eye on him better and I’ll promise to dance lighter snowfalls from now on. No more flaking!”

The Frost petite is a new release from Fallen Gods Inc., the lost little bunling is a pocket pet by .Birdy. from a gacha at Chapter Four and Mr. Hoowing and Yapnose are from a gacha at Beetlebones. The bunny family is of course from Happy Mood.

The Wintry Critters: Big Bunnies – Happy Mood | Pocket Bunling – .Birdy. | Owl & Fox – Beetlebones

Miss Flake: Petite: Fallen Gods Inc. – Frost Petite* | Hair: Wasabi Pills – Dragon Petite Hair Ethereal

Poses: {Imeka~} – Katie Pose 1 | Exposeur – Underwater 2 | Musa – Fantasy Pose 040 | c( Two Cats ) – Miqo’te 1