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.

infiniteselidor1bs

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.

infiniteselidor3bs

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.

infiniteselidor2bs

“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

The Seasons of Persephone: Summer

Her mysteries bloom in the sound of birdsong, her footsteps lure forth flowers, her whispered words soothe minds and spirits alike, wrap the world in the warmth of summer.
persephone2bs

Nature responds to her mindset, her feelings, or perhaps the nature influences her thus, but regardless they are one. It is summer and Persephone wanders amongst the trees and flowers, breathing in the scented air after the long winter months in the Underworld.

persephone3bs

The trees sway with her steps, the flowers reach higher to touch her as her steps take her in the dance of delight through her summer realm. Her touch revives and revitalizes the smallest of details, conjures the celebration of life in an orchestra of colours, scents and sensations.

persephone1bs

It is summer, and Persephone celebrates with nature: one months-long delight of warm souls, green growth and the embrace of life. It is summer, and she invites you to join her. Join her while the summer lasts!

The skin by Fallen Gods Inc. is available in the Wayward Carnival, the tattoo by Fallen Gods Inc. can be purchased in Genre’s Underworld round and the dress by Fallen Gods Inc. and FAIDA can be won from the gacha in The Epiphany. The Staff of Life by lassitude & ennui can be won from the same event.  The rose accessories by Bauhaus Movement can be purchased from the Seasons Story.

Scene: Home (Private)

Body: Skin: Fallen Gods Inc. – Pure Eden* | Eyes: IKON – Immortal Eyes Sage | Hair: Magika – Which Witch | Tattoo: Fallen Gods Inc. – Persephone Flowering* | Lashes: Redgrave – 39 – Luscious | Hands & Feet: Slink | Body: Maitreya

Outfit: Dress: Fallen Gods Inc. & [FAIDA] – Jour Reveur Intense RARE* | Flowers: Bauhaus Movement – Sissy (Spring) Head & Chest | Staff: lassitude & ennui – Staff of life RARE* | Butterflies: Balderdash – Flutterbye Swarm | Particle Magic: Cole’s Corner – Sakura Dust Aura*

Poses: Imeka – Lulu-Pose 6 | Kirin – Athena Pose 5 | Kirin – Hera Pose 4

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.

mielikki1bs

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.
mielikki2bs

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.

mielikki3bs

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

Major Arcana: The Empress

She is the Mother, the Lover, the Goddess. She is wrapped in a wealth of luxuries, in abundance and opulence. She brings with her care and nourishment, the birth of art and creativity, of connections and happiness. She is the Empress and she governs Life.

empress1bs

In her footsteps the world blooms, ideas take root and hearts grow stronger. At her touch the nature celebrates in the richness of summer both in spirit and matter.

empress2bs

For all things stagnant she brings new hope, new sparkles and sensuality, new reasons to laugh, new reasons to reach out to others. Even better reasons to reach out to ourselves and awaken.

empress3bs

Within her lies the mystery of the feminine, from the pleasures of passion to the joy of play. From the nurturing protection to generous sharing of the world.

empress4bs

She is the Empress. May we all be so fortunate as to have her influence our lives, may we all dare to step forward to meet her and embrace her teachings. 

The whole look was inspired by the makeup by Fallen Gods Inc., which in turn was created for the Create Your Own Tarot event. It’s a relatively new event, going through the Major Arcana card by card. This round is all about The Empress.

The surroundings are completely by The Looking Glass, hailing back to this spring’s Fantasy Faire and Ichi-go Ichi-e sim, plenty of which is now available in the main store. The little sakura fairies are a group gift, even! Both the headdress by deviousMind and the robe by =Zenith= are gacha prizes from past events. I know deviousMind has the gacha in their main store and I’d trust =Zenith= adds hers eventually, too.

Scene: The Looking Glass – Ichi Fields, Hearts Like China Roses Ruby V, Ghost Butterflies, Sakura Meditation Message Pod, Sakura Magic Hover Pink*

Body: Skin: Fallen Gods Inc. – Pure Ivory | Eyes: IKON – Eternal Eyes Mesa | Lashes: Redgrave – 39 – Luscious | Makeup: Fallen Gods Inc. – The Empress* | Hands: Slink | Hair & Headdress: deviousMind – Amidala Royal HaeadDress Ornament Metal

Outfit: Robe: =Zenith= The Empress of China Dress Rare | Rings: Mandala – Motsumame Rings Red/Gold 

Poses: Kirin – Burlesque Poses Cane Pose 4 | Astalianda – Sun Sparkle 1 | Exposeur – Back to Black 8 | Kirin – December Pose 2 (Note that the gown’s sleeves have an overriding pose to keep arms fitting to them.)

Time for Dances and Delights

The day felt too long. The sun was bright in my eyes, the hours toward evening seemed to drag on for an eternity.

maskedballsunny1bs

As the evening breeze brought solace to the heat, the first of the fairies emerged. Their dance, the peacefully floating sparkles eased the anxiety of waiting.

maskedball3bs

The lanterns were slowly lit, the scent of evening roses filled the air, the night began its approach in a slow, gentle embrace of shadows.

maskedball2bsIt is time. Time for masks and mysteries, dances and delights. Time to forget the strength of sun and embrace the solace of night. It is time for the Masquerade Ball.

The first ever May Day Masked Ball takes place this evening in Fantasy Faire. The Ball is 5-7pm SLT in Poseidon’s Abyss. It is hosted by DJ Gabrielle Riel of Radio Riel and during the Ball there will also be an announcement of the King, Queen and Chancellor of Fantasy Faire.

Both The White Armory and Bliensen + MaiTai can be found in the Spires of Andolys, Illusions has its Faire-store in Ichi-go Ichi-e.

Scene: Ichi-go Ichi-e by Sharni Azalee in Fantasy Faire

Body: Skin: Essences – Clover 01 Pale Dust Brunette | Eyes: Poetic Colors – Frozen Silver Bright | Lashes: Redgrave – 39 – Luscious | Liner: Beautiful Freak – Divinora Black* | Blush & Gloss: Pink Fuel – Elly Sugar Doll Gloss (Blush) | Hair: Magika – Shimmer | Hands & Feet: Slink 

Outfit: Gown: The White Armory – Forest Fantasy Gown Starlight* | Mask: *~*Illusions*~* Curiata Mask | Jewelry: Bliensen + MaiTai – Soleil Hair Pin, Necklace & Earrings* | Flowers: *BOOM* – Nature’s Crown (pale)

Pose: Kirin – Athena Pose 3 | The rest from AO

 

The Dance of the Frost Daughters

They dance in the clear air, the daughters of frost. They glide with soft-flurried wings, as sharp as the biting cold. They glitter and sparkle like their smaller cousins, the sprites known as snowflakes.

frostdaughter1bs

Their already freezing hair holds touches of the midwinter sun, the flowers they wear formed of snow and ice to adorn their twirling forms.

frostdaugher2bs

Every graceful step freezes ground beneath them, every wing stroke breathes icy wind into the world, every twirl in the air sends out a breeze.

frostdaughter3bs

They dance, the beauty of winter caught in a softly-flowing motion of a silhouette. They dance, and in their steps the frost flowers bloom. They dance, and the world holds its breath, frozen in silent bliss.

Fantasy Faire has reached its first weekend and the Fairelands are bursting of activities. Read more here!

-AZUL- and [Gauze] can be found in YoZakura, Lumae, Eclectica and Cole’s Corner in Ichi-go Ichi-e, Wasabi Pills and Material Squirrel in Odyssey. The tattoo by Fallen Gods Inc. is a hunt prize in the Fairelands Hunt: The Lost Land.

Scene: Ravenshold at Fantasy Faire, the Fairelands Hunt: The Lost Land sim, designed by Rynn Verwood

Body: Skin: Lumae :: Jewel : Theia // Bare {DarkBrow} | Eyes: IKON – Immortal Eyes Passion | Lashes: Redgrave – 39 – Luscious | Liner: Pin Me Down – Liner 2 | Hair: /Wasabi Pills/ Jaden Mesh Hair – FEM – Sorbet* |  Hands & Feet: Slink | Hand Tattoo: Moon Amore – Vishnu | Wings: Material Squirrel – Thethys Wings 6.0 Light Colors* | Tattoo: Fallen Gods Inc. – Ammonite Full 100% Tintable*

Outfit: Gown: -AZUL- Sophie (Pearl) | Hair Flowers: Eclectica ‘Sylvan’ Headpiece-Silver Leaves & [Gauze] Lothlorien Headdress Hrive | Arm Flowers: -AZUL- Sophie (Pearl) | Ring: Eclectica ‘Sylvan’ Ring- Silver Leaves | Companion Flicker: Cole’s Corner – Mana Comet Companion*

Poses: {Imeka} Lulu-Pose 8 | Nuwiggles, Trapeze (Slight Right) | Kirin – Athena Pose 5

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!

bunnypainter1bs

“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.”

bunnypainter2bs

“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!”

bunnypainter3bs

“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