The Piccoli and the Princess

They find their ways into the forest sometimes, the giants. They’re usually lost and confused and need guidance to get out.

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They don’t understand the normal language at all, and have pitifully small ears for signals anyway. Instead they make sounds, a lot of sounds.

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Sometimes the animals feel bad for them and join them, sometimes they even use the forest energies to make sounds back at the giants. This always first shocks, then delights them.

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We know better than that. Every time you acknowledge their presence and feel sorry for them and use a bit of magic to understand which kingdom is now in peril and what they need to save it, off you go on some quest and end up living in a castle full of giants.

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No, thank you. We piccoli are better off in the forest. Who would train the birds and make the flowers grow if we left with every pretty giant that seemed to be in trouble and in need of help?

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Nono, not even if you ask nicely. Not even with those giant puppy eyes. Talk to the otter, he’d love to go into a castle. Especially the kitchen. We’re busy. We have a spring to prepare!

Piccoli by D-Lab and Lizail can be won from The Arcade. They’re astonishing critters, padding and hopping independently from one structure to another and interacting with them. Shopping for noms, flying birdies, climbing up to tree houses, starting the sprinkler on their own. It’s absolutely fascinating to watch. Yes, I had to get them all. This was my March-Arcade Madness.

The dress by [FAIDA] & Fallen Gods Inc. can be purchased at the main store of [FAIDA]. The necklace by Anachron is available in A Tattered Page Library, where it is a part of the 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea theme. The hair accessory by [NI.JU] is available in Origami event. The shoes by lassitude & ennui can be found from their main store.

Scene: Home Forest (Private) | D-LAB + LIZAIL – Piccoli Set 2 

Body: Skin: Pink Fuel – Doll v2 <Crystal> Pure (blkbrow) | Eyes: IKON – Charm Eyes Brown | Hair: Clawtooth – Angeles Black Beauty | Lashes: Redgrave – 39 – Luscious | Hands & Feet: Slink

Outfit: Dress: [FAIDA] & Fallen Gods Inc. ~ Jolie Proie Red* | Shoes: lassitude & ennui – Lucy heels gold* | Necklace: Anachron – Chaplet of Pearls Necklace Black & Gold* | Hair Accessory: [NI.JU] Hana Head Ornament flower only

Poses: Kirin – Hera Pose 8 | three middle ones AO pictures | flowey – a twinge in your heart

The Glyph of the Bun

“I greet you, bunlings, and wish you warm eve. What has brought you out of the forest in such numbers, what might be so important that you ventured forth all the way to the Pool Between Worlds?” 

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“We want to write things!”
“Yey things!”
“Many yey things!”
“To make surprises!”
“We can’t be cheerful in human sounds, strange loud human sounds.”
“But we want to yey. Happy yeys!”
“To be helpful.”
“And then we hop out of the surprise box and waaaaave flags. Yey-flags!”

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“That is certainly a noble goal and nice of you, brave bunlings. To mark down human sounds you need some ink and paper, like so… and a brush to hold with paws, possibly mouth, maybe if you tilt your head… yes. I must say that is a remarkably well done pictogram, very clear in meaning, but perhaps also these signs… they are called letters. Add them for emphasis, hm?”

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“‘s a bun glyph! It says ‘yey!'”
“Letters just dull lines. Bun glyph better.”
“Are you sure the dull lines say yey too?”
“They don’t look very yeysome.”
“Are you really really suuuure? Ohalright.”
“Now we’ll form a pyramid and then hop out and wave all the yeys!”

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“Perfect. I’m sure your bravery and dedication will be noted and appreciated. Now hop back to the forest to practice, I think the pyramid could use some more work. Perhaps practice on a cushion, come to think of it. It’ll become the best of surprises.”

This just happened. Don’t ask me how. These things do that. Happen.

The headdress by !dM deviousMind (watch me go back and play until I have them all) and the Japanese Atelier decor by Anc Ltd. are from the current Fantasy Gacha Carnival. The throne by 8f8 and the first pose by Kirin are available in Collabor88.

Scene: Bunnies: !Ohmai – Mochi Bunny | Throne: 8f8 – Blossom Throne Zeus | Ink Bottle: [ keke ] – Ancient Ink w Magnolia | Tea Server: c( Two Cats ) – Tilting Tea Server Black | Notepad: [ni.Ju] – Multifunctional Clipboard | Box, Saucer & Glue: Anc Ltd. – Japanese Atelier Box Blue Silver Open, Glue & Gluestock, Saucers Nurebairo

Body: Skin: Essences – Clover 01 Pale Dust Brunette | Hair: Analog Dog – Schnapp Natural Black | Eyes: Poetic Colors – Classic Frozen Silver Bright | Lashes: Redgrave – 39 – Luscious | Hands & Feet: Slink

Outfit: Kimono: Silvery K – Kimono Mesh Rose White | Shoes: r2 – A/D/E jf Wedge black&red | Headdress: !dm deviousMind – Amidala Ornament Fans w Pearl Strings Box 4

Poses: Kirin – Athena Pose 2 | Aisling – Pose 2 1

Scales of Magma

Fire has always been both a blessing and a threat. It warms and it burns, it cooks meals and destroys buildings, it supports life and it steals it away. It’s no wonder all around the world we have imagined creatures that live within it, creatures that fire does not burn, creatures that swim in lava and always we have envisioned them fearsome.

lavadraco1csMost of the fire-associated creatures are also always if not downright evil, at least scary. Dragons, demons, djinni, perhaps only the mysterious phoenix manages to escape to the general good side.

lavadraco2csWho is to say what they really want, the fire creatures? Maybe even the salamander queen wants to simply bask in the heat like a common little lizard and wouldn’t spare one single thought on the nosy, noisy, flammable humans.

lavadraco3csNo better way to start a day than a warm dip in the lava, after all.

Both the Draco Magma skin by Fallen Gods Inc. and the Khor Feet by [europa] are available in the current round of We Love Role-play.

Scene: Garden of Dreams – The Hell Throne*

Body: Skin: Fallen Gods Inc. – Draco Magma Scaled Marks Awake* | White Markings: Fallen Gods Inc. – Draco Marks Tintable Overlay Intense* | Eyes: Repulse – Demonic v3 Eyes Red | Hair: *Alice Project* – Aphrodite* | Feet: [europa] – Khor Feet Ivory (Red) | Claws: [ni.Ju] – Black Tipped Claws

The (lack of) Outfit: Mask with Horns: *BOOM* I am Aries Titanium (from old Zodiac, not sure if it’s available anymore)

Poses: A part of the throne. | c( Two Cats) – Magical 2 | Musa – Fantasy Pose 037

The Good, The Bad and the Tiny

It sounded better than Various Butterfly Ladies, don’t judge! All the said ladies are wearing dresses by Evie’s Closet and all of the said pretties are available tomorrow (April 21) when Fantasy Faire opens its doors at noon SLT. You can spoil yourself all but rotten with fantasy and help American Cancer Society at the same time!

I took all the pictures in the faire sims: the red gowned lady posed in The Tides, the wicked lady in Shadow’s Claw and the tiny fairy princess in Meandervale. I am warmly recommending taking your time and exploring the sims, all of them are gorgeous, representing various sides of fantasy extremely well.

The hair with all the butterflies is by Yasyn’s Odds and Ends from the Crazy Hair Hunt, which is still going on for the whole of April. I loved its casual updo style with all the glowy regal butterflies, perfect for the Greco-Roman lady in red. The red Elora II gown is a pre-release and the other colours will be released on a later date. At the moment this is the only colour out and conveniently available in one of Evie’s RFL vendors.

The golden little fairy princess flittered about admiring the gigantic butterflies and fruit, glad of her wings (one version flaps only when you fly, brilliant!) since that way she can never trip in the hem of her gown… not that she would! I added Monique by Wasabi Pills’ petite hairdos to the look, goldielocks with an ickle braid. Perfect.

I obviously had way too much fun with the wicked butterfly lady. The Lenka dress is a new release, the other colours are for sale in the faire as well, but this darker Henbane-version is in a RFL vendor. The hair is Evie’s as well, her prize from the Crazy Hair Hunt. Since this lady obviously needed more butterflies, I added Evie’s new butterfly crown to it as well. I’d also like to point out the Thassa-necklace — better visible in the triptych — by T R I D E N T Jewelry. Such delightfully coincidental matching with the thorned mask! The horns by ~Illusions~ are an old hunt gift, but fortunately Siyu has placed several other curly horns for sale in the faire so you’re not left wanting! Last but not least — I spied with my sim-oggling eyes that [ni.Ju] had these claws available in the faire as well. Go forth and enjoy the stories: others’ and the ones you create!

– Greco-Roman Lady in Red in the role of Good: 

Fantasy Faire: Dress: Evie’s Closet – Elora II Ruby 

Crazy Hair Hunt: Hair: Yasyn’s Odds and Ends – Effervescent Chrysalis

Other Credits: Skin: Pink Fuel – Ember <Milk> – New Blood | Eyes: The Plastik – Aleria Fool-Flare | Lashes: Redgrave – 39 – Luscious | Make-up: M.O.C.K. Cosmetics – Mardi Gras Elegant (eyeshadow) & Falu Red Glace Lipcolor | Pose: Glitterati – Drink 4

– Petite Princess in Gold in the role of Tiny: 

Fantasy Faire: Dress & Wings: Evie’s Closet – Elizabeth Golden

Other Credits: Petite: Fallen Gods Inc. – Petites Pale Natural | Hair: Wasabi Pills – Monique Golden | Pose: aDORKable Poses – Chill 2

– Wicked Butterfly Lady in the role of Bad: 

Fantasy Faire: Dress: Evie’s Closet – Lenka Henbane | Butterfly Crown: Evie’s Closet | Necklace: T R I D E N T Jewelry – Thassa Necklace IV Black

Crazy Hair Hunt: Hair: Evie’s Closet – Butterfly Effect Hair

Other Credits: Skin: The Plastik – Lionheart Pale Serial Killer | Eyes: Repulse – Demonic v3 Eyes (Red) | Lashes: Redgrave – 39 – Luscious | Tattoo mask: Sn@tch – Thorns Makeup Red | Lips: M.O.C.K. Cosmetics – Bella Vetro Gloss [Guardsman Red] & Clear Lipgloss | Claws: [ni.Ju] – Black Tipped Claws | Horns: ~Illusions~ Cylindriculus Horns | Pose: D.Luxx – Pencil 06

On the Edge

Or the Faun Who Wanted to Fly. It all started when I got a surprise review copy packet from Annabelle Couturier of ~Cannibelle~.  From all the things in it one thing immediately called to me: Efa-tattoo of birds. I love feathers, I love birds, I love flying. Yes, even the plane type. Most of all I love the -idea- of flying, real flying, having wings and soaring. But first the faun — and every little bird — has to take the step over the edge.

The faun legs, tail, horns and wings are by Favole from A Very Rotten Christmas Hunt. The claws are an old hunt gift by [ni.Ju] and I added bangles by Mandala to them. The white skin with the black mask is by Nuuna, as is the tattoo that crosses eyes and then goes down the face and body.

Falling through the dark skies required a bit more clothes, so I put on the rest of the Buckle Up outfit by Violent Seduction. Eyes are by Repulse and the hair is one of my all-time favorites from Deviant Kitties. I’m not sure if it’s available anymore or not. The poses are by Niqotine Poses (1&3) and PurplePoses (2).

Falling isn’t so scary once you make up your mind and dive, instead…