Petal’s Shopping Trip to the Fairelands

“Hai! ‘m Petal, ‘n I live with Ladybun ‘n Magician. They’re always busy in the Fairelands this time of year, so I decided to see what the fuss is about. Turns out there’s a lot of fuss! Also, fuzz. ‘n hats! Mr. and Mrs. Croaklet said this particular colour compliments my fur tone.”

“Ladybun always dresses fashonably for the Faire, so I did, too! Flower in the eye has been on top of the trends this year, I know, I read blogs! …well, at least look at pictures. …browse flickr once a month?”

“It’s otterly important to feel like a princess as often as critterly possible. ‘n to sparkle! Big things to carry on your head are gud, too. Ladybun always has stuff on her head, sometimes more than on her body! Just like me! ‘s gud critter dressage. Dress-up. Dressing?”

“Like so! Nothing else needed, perfection! All ready for my big date now, just need to find a romantik location…”

This year the Critter Adventures in the Fairelands advanced to the next logical level: fashion blogging. You can’t blame Petal, those are some fancy things to wear!

Pictures taken in Fantasy Faire: Mudrana | Opal Flight | The Spirit Pool

Petal: !Ohmai – Sea Otter Avatar Silver Pelt
First Hat: F&M [ Oblivion ] * Impollinating Attitude* at Mudrana
Second Outfit: Naminoke – GoldFish Sprite & Rafflesia Flowers* at San Mora
Third Outfit: Spyralle – Starseeker with Nebula* at The Spirit Pool
Fourth Hat: Bliensen + MaiTai – Kira Tiara/Crown* at The Spirit Pool

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
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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

Forest Daughter’s Strange Day

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On one sunny autumn day one of the Forest Daughters heard a peculiar sound. She wasn’t quite certain what it was, if it came up from the trees or down from the grass, or possibly the embrace of the bushes. It sounded a bit like hedgehog snuffling mixed with busy conversation. “You go!” “No, you!” “Don’t drop it!” “I get to press the button!” “You goooo!”

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After some slow turns of her branches, she heard a voice. “Excuse me, pritti tree lady. Parrr-don. Could you possibly pick me up for a moment?” A white fluffy creature hopped out from the undergrowth and the Forest Daughter leaned down to pick him up. For a moment he just wiggled his nose at her. Then there was a flash of light, a cheer of small voices and the bunling hopped down with a quick “thank-youuu!” and was gone. 

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He was followed by a strange line of squirrels and an otter balancing a camera on his head. The Forest Daughter tilted her head, then extended her branches in a shrug and focused back on the precious last rays of sunlight.

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Bunlings wanted to participate in the Fallen God & Goddess Contest 2016, but knew they are physically incapable of qualifying by the rules, so they came up with a Cunning Plan: sneak into a picture with a creature that works!

You can find the said rules, deadlines and all the other information on the Fallen Gods Inc. blog, but the rough nutshell is: take a picture wearing a skin (or petite) from Fallen Gods Inc. and send it full perm to Sonya Marmurek before Friday 7 October 2016, 11 pm slt. All the contestants receive an exclusive skin prize, and there’s plenty of other prizes as well!

Critters: !Ohmai – Mochi Bunny, Otter, Steampunk Squirrel

Dryad:
Skin: Fallen Gods Inc. – Wood Nymph Spring PG*
Tattoos & Body Branches: Fallen Gods Inc. – Fleurs & Fleurs Flowering*
Eyes: Fallen Gods Inc. – Glowing Eyes*
Hair & Bird Nest: !Ohmai – Sue & Nesting Tweeters
Headdress: LOVE – Dawn Chorus Headdress*
Mesh: Maitreya Lara & Slink Hands & Feet

Poses:
Kirin – Athena Pose 3
.Infiniti. Better To See You With 2
Astalianda – New Friend

Borrowed Mane in the Summer Rain

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After hearing about Wigs for Kids, Bunling That Knows Letters wanted to show that one can look simply fabulous by using a borrowed mane — even if the summer rain gets it in your eyes. 

A quick picture for Hair Fair Photo Contest 2016 with the theme Whatever the Weather. In this particular case, a warm summer rain that threatens to flop the fancy wig the bunling is wearing.

Hair: Tram – E817 hair jetblack
Skin: Pink Fuel – Doll V2 Crystal
Eyes: Poetic Colors – Frozen Silver Bright
Dress: =Zenith= Muted Coven Dress (Milk)
Mesh: Maitreya Lara Body & Slink Hands
Umbrella: ++NODe++ Lotus Umbrella
Bunling: !Ohmai – Mochi Bunny
Pose: !bang – Optimistic 5 (umbrella-pose & animare-modified)

Happy-Making Yool Kart Magic

“What is it?” The smallest bunling asked and sniffed the rectangular piece of cardboard curiously.

“‘s yule card!” The Bunling Who Knows Letters declared proudly.

“Yool-kart,” repeated the smallest bunling and nudged the cardboard up with his nose, then tilted his head as it fell over. “‘s all colourful on this side!”

“What does it do?” One of the squirrels picked the card easily up and held it on the side, then peered forward to try and see the colours better.

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“It’s a picture!” The smallest bunling hopped up and down, then paused, tilted his head and took a few side hops to prevent tumbling down. “‘s upside down picture.”

The squirrel turned the card around and everyone gathered to look at it.

“I think they’re waving,” said the younger of the squirrel brothers and waved back at the card.

“He has a carrot-nose!” The smallest bunling kept on hopping up and down excitedly.

“He looks like he’s made of ice cream scoops.” Addler, the otter butler, nodded knowingly.

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“The Ladybun said he’s a snow-man, ‘n the red person is a tonttu,” The Bunling Who Knows Letters pronounced with authority. “‘n that people give each other yule-cards to wish them happy festive yuletime! ‘s a trad-ishon.”

“Why doesn’t the snow melt?” The squirrel holding the card pressed his nose against the picture. “It’s not even cold!”

“‘s a picture, like a kamera-picture! ‘n doesn’t have to be snow-men, can be happy winter things of any sort.” The Bunling Who Knows Letters nodded for emphasis, ears flopping. “Then you give them to people and they are happy!”

“Happy-making yool-kart magic!” The smallest bunling turned to his wiser friends. “Let’s make some!”

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“The Ladybun did say that Matshan has a big big tree on the Other Island, ‘n people bring all sort of treats and warm wishes under it.”

“We are people!” Addler declared after hearing the word ‘treats’. “Let’s bring wishes there, ‘n yool karts, ‘n see if the others have brought there noms. We could trade!”

A lengthy oooohhh-sound escaped the gathered critters: a fair trade of warm wishes for noms was a brilliant idea!

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“I know a jackalope who could take pictures of us! So they can see us wishing well!” The Bunling Who Knows Letters started planning the process. “‘n then we can scribble yeys on the other side and and… someone needs to bake a cake and we need some lights and…”

The critters did manage to make some yool karts and they can be found in a small box under the tree in Selidor, free to take with their warm wishes. There will soon be much more gifts there as the traditional Giving Circle begins, the critters just got a bit over-excited and went over to sniff for possible treat trades early.

Scene:

Studio Skye – Snow Formations
Kalopsia – Santa’s Bag of Toys at Tannenbaum
*Shai* Snowman Chibi (Rez me) – gift at The Arcade
dust bunny . berry cake . arcade gift 2015 – gift at The Arcade
{vespertine}artistic mess.
Sari-Sari – Art Class – Palette (light)
*LODE* Headwear – Fleur d’hiver [white] at The Arcade
[ keke ] snow jar – snow hares

Critters:

!Ohmai: Sea Otter Pet [Onyx Pelt]
!Ohmai : Steampunk Chestnut Squirrels
!Ohmai: Mochi Bunny
+Half-Deer+ Jackalope Baby – The Little Artist (rez) RARE at The Arcade
+Half-Deer+ Jackalope – Photographer (rez) at The Arcade
+Half-Deer+ Bunny helps with the Decor (Snow)

The True Meaning of Nomfniti

“So it’s a party about fishies?” The smallest bunling was a tad confused and wiggled his whiskers questioningly.

“Yas! See, in fin…iti. Stuff. But who else has fins? Has to be a fish party!” The Bunling Who Knows Letters nodded.

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“But what if it’s another of those tricksy hooman words that mean other things? Like mermaids that don’t really do any cleaning?” The smallest bunling was not convinced. He eyed the letters on the paper dubiously.

“Nonsense, they like fishies! Maybe it’s a shark! Grrrman must like sharks, so it’s a shark party!”

“Why is there all stars and sparkles, then? They’re not very fishy.”

“Sparkly space sharks! FLYING sparkly space sharks!” The Letter Knowing Bunling was now hopping up and down with excitement.

“But-“

The smallest bunling never got to finish his next line, because it was at that exact moment that the squirrel dropped down from the tea zeppelin.

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“It meeaaaans-” He started and twirled a flourish with a magnificent tail wave. “-all-time! In-fi-ni-ti. All-time. Ever and ever. No ends, no stops, just more time, always more time.”

Silence fell as the newly suggested translation was carefully considered. Heads tilted, ears rose and flopped, whiskers wiggled.

“It doesn’t sound like all-time. It still sounds fishy.”

“Why doesn’t it just say all-time, then?”

“What about the space sharks?”

“How can you be sure?”

“I’m sure it’s space sharks!”

“I asked the Ladybun!” The squirrel lay down the triumph card. There was no arguing with that, if the Ladybun had said so, then it must be true. All the critters knew this.

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Another long moment of whisker-twitching took place. The smallest bunling rubbed his paws over his face for a moment, caught an ear and nosed it thoughtfully.

“So it’s an all-time party. Pretend-all-time party. Party like it has no stop?”

“Maybe it has no stop, Grrrman is magi.. matsi…matsish… he does magic!” The bunlings continued to have trouble with the word ‘magician’, but it never stopped them from thinking it’s a fun word.

More silent head tilting occurred until the smallest bunling tilted his head so much that he tumbled over. “…if he could do that, ‘m sure there’d be other things done with it, too.”

“Like stop winter?” The squirrel tapped his nose knowingly, then glanced around at the eternal summer meaningfully. A collective gasp rose from the critter pack, paws pressed to mouths in shock.

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“…if he can do that, he could also make it nom-time forever!” Addler, the otter butler, flailed his short paws in sudden divinely delighted revelation.

All the ears suddenly pointed upwards like a forest of fresh saplings.

“Nom-time…”

“…forever.”

“This is the best party ever!”

“Let’s serve noms!”

“‘n flags! Must share nomyeys!”

“Yeynoms!”

As crayons were rolled out and excited critter chatter filled the meadow, only the Bunling Who Knew Letters stayed sitting down. He had really wished to see a sparkly flying space shark. It took several strawberries and a whole banana to get him back in the mood, but when he did, he declared the whole party to be a complete Nomfniti and a new celebration was born.

When the critters heard that Alia would feature his friends at the Fallen Gods Inc. 8th Anniversary Festival, they immediately decided it meant they were going to feature, too. You can find them serving noms (just click to receive a piece) and peddling yeyflags on the rooftop garden in Selidor. They’re surrounded by an amazing amount of creativity, wares from over 40 creators. Come join the fun and take a spin in the balloons nearby!

Critters: !Ohmai – Mochi Bunnies, Steampunk Chestnut Squirrel, Sea Otter Pet

Eternal Market Wares:
meadowWorks – Anubis ~ The Embalmer
Unrepentant – Spirit of the Wind Statue – Bronze
The Looking Glass – Dream Fields Circle

Yeyflag Drawing Aids:
{vespertine}artistic mess.
Sari-Sari – Art Class – Palette (dark)
Sari-Sari – Art Class – Colored Pencils
Sari-Sari – Art Class – DIY Spray Paint

Shared Nom:
Poche – Sweet Strawberry Pancake

Various Home Background Details:
Happy Mood & D-LAB

Nifflers at Work: Bunny Season

“Are you sure she said bunnies? It seems like there’s already plenty around here.” The chief niffler had doubts.

“That’s the point, isn’t it?” Bob, the second assistant niffler, nodded. “People always want more whatever it is that’s their treasure. Hers is bunnies!”

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“Well, if it’s bunnies she wants, then bunnies she will get. Right, lads?” The chief niffler wiggled his snout determinedly. 

“Yesboss!” The small pack got to work of sniffing out bunnies. It was surprisingly easy, the surroundings were simply full of bunny-nests, hiding places and rollable grass.

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“Bunnies, Bongo. Bunnies, not butterflies!” Chief sighed. “Fluffy hoppy things, not frail fluttery things!”

“But look, boss! The hoppy things are attracted to the fluttery things: find one, the others will follow!”

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“Not bad, Bongo, not bad at all. …Bob, where did you… how did you… it’s a hoard-horde!”

“They were all in the couch, Boss! All in it. Just rolling and hiding under the pillows!”

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“Well, lads, one thing is certain. She’s going to be the bunrichest lady in the world and we, WE are getting a bonus!”

The nifflers by Ohmai Emporium, the hat by LODE and the flutterby bush by HEXtraordinary are all available in the Wizarding Faire. The cotton bunnies by Anc Ltd. can be acquired from the Wayward Carnival that opens later today.

Scene: Home (Private)

Bunnies: Anc Ltd. – Cotton Bunnies

Nifflers: Ohmai Emporium – Nifflers

Select Props: *HEXtraordinary* Flutterfly Bush – Lavender | *LODE* Hat – Albus [green]