An Unexpected Party

Today is the day. Today we celebrate one of our founders, a true visionary whose imagination shaped ours, whose dreams turned to life in vivid colours and sounds and emotions. 

Today we will hold a party in his honor, a tribute, a feast: a completely Unexpected Party, even! There will be food involved, and music, and fireworks.

Today we gather to celebrate Middle Earth in the closest realm we have to the Shire. Won’t you join the celebration?

Today is Tolkien Day in the Fairelands. Come join the Literary Festival events, Tolkien readings and of course the party at The Hill! Schedule can be found here. 

Pictures taken in Fantasy Faire: The Hill

Skin: Pink Fuel – Doll v2 Vamp
Mesh Parts: Maitreya Body & Slink Hands
Hair: Wasabi Pills – Deirdre* at Fantasy Faire: The Rose
Eyes: IKON – Spectral Eyes Leonine
Eyeliner: Beautiful Freak – Odetta gold
Gown: Silvan Moon Designs – The Light of Sarin at Fantasy Faire: The Spirit Pool
Jewelry: Bliensen + MaiTai – Gilgalad
Flowers: Naminoke – Gingko Gold at Fantasy Faire: San Mora
Wreath: BOOM – Nature’s Crown goldenrod
Particle Magic: Cole’s Corner – Glamour Glitter & We Are Groot at Fantasy Faire: Dawn’s Promise
Poses: ~Mythril~ Her Grace Set at Fantasy Faire: The Rose

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The Light of the New Year

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It’s a sunrise in the horizon of the Long Dark. It promises fresh snow, new winds, paths never walked before. It tells you all the dark things on your journey will be left behind, that they cannot cross over to this side. It lies. We carry the light with us, just like we carry the dark, and it is up to us to let them go or keep them close, it is up to us to choose. Regardless, in the light of the first new day of our lives it is always easier to be resolute, always easier to believe we will choose well. Perhaps that is the whole meaning of it, to give us that boost of energy to continue trying our best to make good choices, to encourage others to do so, to share our light with each other. 

Here’s to the new year, new world, shared light! May we make it the best of the years yet.

 

Skin: Pink Fuel – Doll v2 V2 Vamp
Mesh: Maitreya Lara Body & Slink Hands
Hair: Magika – Honey Whiskey
Gown & Jacket: Just Because – Christine
Bracelets: MANDALA – Shippoah
Snowflake & Pose: Astalianda – Snowstar (free gift, currently available under the tree in Selidor)

The Mittens Visit Wizard Whiskers

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“Is this the right path to the wizard?” The voice was soft and curious and only a little bit nervous.

“Yas,” another voice responded. “Lookit, a lantern guardian bun, just like Madame Miu said.”

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“Please help us, o Mighty Wizard Whiskers. Flufftail has been turned into a hooman!”

“She’s now all mute, makes just weird gibberish sounds ‘n tries to walk on her hindpaws all the time.”

“She’s even started wearing other animals’ skins on herself! It’s so gruesome that we don’t know what to do!”

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Wizard Whiskers did not say a word, simply nodded slowly and glowing strands of sparkles picked the hooman up to twirl her in the air until all the Mittens could see was glittering lights. Then they heard a soft thump as something considerably smaller and fluffier landed on her four white paws.

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“‘n that’s how we got our sister back and learned not to play with cursed red ribbons. Not even when they have wiggly tinkly bells attached.”

Scene:
lassitude & ennui – Mittens Cats*
Cerridwen’s Cauldron – Torchbud Mold V2 Set*
Cerridwen’s Cauldron – Water Underbrush V2 Set*
Cerridwen’s Cauldron – Orb of the Otherworld (FF 2016 Hunt Gift)
Cerridwen’s  Cauldron – Seelie Crystal Stand
meadowWorks – Bunny Path Light Righty
{anc} mist cloud [sungold]
Cole’s Corner – Infinite Halo (Teal/Gold)*

Flufftail as Hooman:
Skin: Pink Fuel – Doll V2 Vamp
Mesh Parts: Maitreya Lara Body & Slink Hands
Hair: [^.^Ayashi^.^] Kasumi hair at the Crossroads
Eyes: Fallen Gods Inc. – Glowing Eyes*
Tattoos: Fallen Gods Inc. – Unholy Alpha, Delta, Omega*
Ears: Aisling – Fox Cute Light
Tail: c(Two Cats) Somali Neko Tail
Top: [Azuchi] Kitana Top Brown at We Love Roleplay
Pants: lassitude & ennui – Handstitched leather leggings*
Boots: lassitude & ennui – Bernadotte boots at We Love Roleplay
Collar: lassitude & ennui – Wayfinder choker gold
Sparklies: Cole’s Corner – Moonbeam Aura, Summer Solstice, Sea Sorcery (Mana)*
Ribbons: Air – Shizuka Ribbons Red

Poses: 
Frooti – Reach for the Stars 2 | D.Luxx – Tootsie Roll 1 | Astalianda – Infinity 2

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)

The Secrets of Fae Magic

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“Let me tell you a secret,” the lavender fae whispered. “Let me tell you how we fae fly.” She paused, taking to air without as much as a flicker of her petal-covered wings. “The wings have nothing to do with it. Not anymore.”

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“We fae can draw in ambient energies of imagination, we breathe it in, sense it in our surroundings like sunlight on skin. Just like daystar warms us, imagination and inspiration give us power.”

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“We channel it and transform it into magic of another kind, of lights and music, of flight and sparkles, and most importantly; we channel it into dance. We laugh, dance, fly, live. They are the same.”

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There’s no better place to learn to fly and dance than the Fairelands. Fantasy Faire invites you to indulge and experiment with transformations, with magic of inspiration and imagination.

Scene: Lucentia in Fantasy Faire

Body:
Skin: Pink Fuel – Doll v2 Crystal Pure (blkbrow)
Eyes: IKON – Immortal Eyes Passion
Hair: .Olive. the Sweetpea Hair RARE
Eyeshadow: Musa – Eyeshadow Wei Wisteria* at FF The Golden Delta
Tattoo: Fallen Gods Inc. – Ammonite
Mesh: Maitreya Lara Body, Slink Hands & Feet

Outfit: 
Dress: !dM deviousMind Arabesque Lilac FF2016* at FF The Golden Delta
Petals: NAMINOKE – Sakura Petal Dress* at FF Echtra
Headpiece Flowers: Belle Epoque { Prue } Headpiece* at FF Breeze
Headpiece Antlers: Spyralle – Lightbearer with headpiece* at FF Serenity
Necklace: Frippery~Spirit of Fantasy Faire* at FF The Golden Delta
Particles: Cole’s Corner – Sea Sorcery (Mage)* at FF Lucentia

Poses: *Eternal Dream* Free Spirits* at FF Breeze

Unicorn Knights, the Protectors of the Fairelands

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It is a sacred duty to protect the Fairelands, one that all the Unicorn Knights share. For this purpose they are given the Armor of Resilience, the Shield of Strength and the Sword of Hope. In the Fairelands the Darkness has visible forms, ones that a skilled knight may defeat should her belief in her cause and her trust in her companions be strong enough.

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The unicorns travel with them, not as war mounts, but as friends. Their magic aids the knights, reminding them that even in the parts of the Fairelands where all hope seems lost one can find it from within. From the support of others, friends, family, community. Their journey is long, their service neverending, but they would not want it any other way. They keep the Darkness at bay and hope alive, day after day.

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Fantasy Faire is open! The portals to the Fairelands have emerged and will bring you through the mists for eleven days before they vanish again. Journey to the Fairelands Junction and acquire a handy teleport HUD from there, or simply travel through all 14 worlds: they form a circle continent.

Scene: Dangarnon at Fantasy Faire 2016

Unicorns: Jinx – Mystical Unicorn Reclining / Standing (Gacha Commons) at Fantasy Faire

Unicorn Knight:
Skin: Pink Fuel – Doll v2 Crystal Pure (blkbrow)
Hair: tram – E817 hair jetblack
Eyes: Poetic Colors – Clssic Frozen Silver Bright
Armor: Bare Rose – Full Plate Lady Maitreya at Fantasy Faire
Sword: Fallen Arms – RFL Apprentice Sword at Fantasy Faire
Shield: Norse Roundshield from Echtra Roleplayers Kit at Fantasy Faire

Poses: Eternal Dream – Sorceress 10 & Spear 9 at Fantasy Faire

Flutterpaws, the Dreamlings of Whimsy

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Flutterpaws are dreamlings of whimsy. They flutter and pad and nose their ways through dreams with either endless curiosity or excessive feline indifference. When they find a dreamscape they like, they gather as indeed a flutter of paws, one after another.

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Fish or other flickering moving things are often favored, but any dreamscape of shiny surreal things is sure to draw their attention. They don’t make friends often, the flutterpaws, but they do love chasing after zig-zag patterns and making a point to ignore anything they don’t comprehend. 

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The yoga frogs inhabiting this particular dreamscape have fortunately endless zen patience toward their quirkier dream-kin. Perhaps the next time this dream will feature less butterflies and flying fish for less feline interruptions and therefore more meditation opportunities.

flutterpaws5bsSometimes when the flutterpaws feel especially whimsical, they invite a dreamer to join them: transform and transport, all for the sake of momentary amusement and an extremely puzzled dreamer with a story to tell when they wake up.

Scene: 
lassitude & ennui – Flutterpaws at the Gacha Garden*
meadowWorks – Lotus Wishing Lanterns at Home & Garden Expo*
meadowWorks – Yoga Frogs Gacha at Home & Garden Expo*
{anc} picnic / swallow tailed butterflies at The Chapter Four
{anc} I’m planet / wrapped melt moon, fish puddle & school, my bijou ring
Cole’s Corner – Oracle & Bokeh Particle Sets*

Avatar:
Skin: Pink Fuel – Doll V2 <Vamp>
Mesh: Slink Hour Glass Body, Logo Alex Head
Hair: Magika – First Light
Nightie: Fallen Gods Inc. & [FAIDA] – Chaleur Court White, Camisole Hourglass*
Feline Bits: c(Two Cats) Fantasy Neko Ears & Somali Neko Tail