Saturday, April 29, 2017

Fantasy Faire: The Bard Queen's Song Quest, Part One

Fairelands Junction: Questing Faerie

You can purchase the HUD for the game at the landing point of every sim; there's a deluxe version which comes with an outfit (350$L) and a simple version which comes with just the HUD (250$L). The deluxe version comes with instructions on how to Redeem the included gift card are included. The gift card itself is no-copy, so you have to rez the box in world in order to remove it. When you wear it, it will direct you to teleport to Fairelands Junction, where the quest begins.

A couple of notes - one, you can save the game manually using the "setup" button, and I recommend you do so. Two, it's worth it to drop your graphics down quite a bit; the Fairelands are full of people, and that can slow you down significantly. Thirdly, the hints really do help - read them a couple of times and they should do well by you.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Fantasy Faire Past: Cerridwen's Cauldron

Otherworld: Dragon

Fantasy Faire 2017 is coming soon! A short while ago the themes for ten worlds were announced, and this seemed a good time to reflect back on the past creations of some of the people making their windows into the infinite this year.

I wanted to start with Elicio Ember's Cerridwen's Cauldron. Although Ember said he had to step back from creating a sim this year, he's been a staple of years past and he makes amazing windows into fantastic realms. His worlds are always marked by brilliant colors, glimmering patterns in cut glass, striking architecture, great heights and depths, and wild plants which defy gravity. His Sea of Mer (see the end) was the first Fantasy Faire sim I ever took pictures of and blogged about, and it will always hold a special place in my heart due to that.

OtherWorld: Vertebra

What's most fascinating, looking back, is seeing the jump in skill and technology from year to year. I've become so much more sophisticated, and so has the faire itself.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Ember's Cauldron: Caught Unawares

Ember's Cauldron: Caught Unawares

Ember's Cauldron is still going on, a grid-wide shopping experience to support Elicio Ember and his father. I'm using things you can get at three different stores - my skin and clothing from Fallen Gods, my pendant from Touryuumon, and the garden I'm flying over from Simply Shelby.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Sn@tch: Spring has Sprung

Sn@tch: Spring Grab Bag

Sn@tch is currently releasing one of her seasonal grab bags, with twenty-one outfit bits available in shades of pink, purple, and blue. There's a little bit of everything, from this ultra-brief look to some longer dresses suitable for a classy garden party. There are some new lucky boards nearby as well, and even some riot vendors ready for a sudden rush. The view is misty and gorgeous, and it's a lovely way to spend a few hours fishing up bags for March parties.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Ember's Cauldron: Welcome!

Ember's Cauldron: Welcome!

We're almost a week into the Ember's Cauldron event to support Elicio Ember and his father as the latter fights his way back from a stroke. Each store is hosting their item and a donation cauldron, and the bloggers involved are featuring many of Ember's gorgeous flowers and phatasmagoria for sale in his store, Cerridwen's Cauldron. There's a HUD available for easy transportation, or you can follow one of the handy links below in my alphabetical list. I've also included an image of what the area tends to look like in each of the stores along with a picture of the HUD, but it's pretty easy to find!

Happy shopping!

Monday, March 20, 2017

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Steam Hunt: Up in the Air

Steam Hunt

There are a lot fewer pants in Steam Victoria than I expected!

Ember's Cauldron: Wild

Ember's Cauldron: Wild

Elicio Ember, the creator of Cerridwen's Cauldron, needs our help. His father had a stroke and needs expensive treatment but doesn't have insurance to cover it - and this is where we can come in! Two events are being staged to raise money for Ember and his father; Ember's Cauldron from March 15th to April 16th, and Filling the Cauldron from April 1st to April 9th.There is also a GoFundMe being run by a friend of his.

I don't know Ember personally, but I remember his builds from the Fantasy Faire fondly and one of his color-changing flowers is a centerpiece to my home. I can't imagine what he's going through, or how his father is struggling, but my heart goes out to them both. I hope that together we can support Ember and his father to ensure he has the best possible care.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Monday, February 27, 2017

Genre: Along the Watchtower

Genre: Along the Watchtower

Then from the throng                          did three come forth,
From the home of the gods,         the mighty and gracious;
Two without fate                             on the land they found,
Ask and Embla,                                          empty of might.

Soul they had not,        sense they had not,
Heat nor motion,                nor goodly hue;
Soul gave Othin,             sense gave Hönir,
Heat gave Lothur               and goodly hue.


Sunday, February 26, 2017

Genre: Valkyrie's Rage

Blood rains           from the cloudy web
On the broad loom             of slaughter.
The web of man               grey as armor
Is now being woven;        the Valkyries
Will cross it           with a crimson weft.


Genre: Valkyrie's Rage

Valkyrie are the agents of the gods, flying over conflicts to pluck the Heroic Dead and bring them to the Halls where they will pass their days practicing and carousing in preparation for the End of the World. Foster Daughters of the One Eyed God, even as the Heroic Dead are foster sons, they serve and seek and weave in a world build by blood and wisdom. Associated with ravens and swans, Valkyrie are often depicted with winged cloaks or riding flying horses.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017


The Eyes Have It

It's been a long six months, and a lot has changed.

It feels weird to be in world again, but welcome. I'm still getting my sea legs, adapting to the changes, but in Second Life at least very little has changed. I find that comforting even while the world I live in seems to be spinning closer to despotism. I'm afraid for the people I work to help, for their access to medical care and housing in the face of people who seem all too willing to cut off social supports while lining their own pockets. My clients live at the mercy of the US government, and I work at the mercy of the US government, and those running it now seem to not know what mercy is.

I don't want to live in a world where people are viewed as disposable simply because they aren't wealthy. I don't want to live in a world where people use "identity politics" to try to undermine people seeking legitimate civil rights. I don't want to live in a world where people cheer when a woman who's lived in the US since she was a teenager is deported away from her job and family to a country she hasn't been to in twenty years. I don't want to live in a world where people compare hate speech and the encouragement of schotastic violence with public protest and dissent. I have limited influence but I can control the world out to my fingertips and I chose support, I chose love, I chose justice, and I chose unity. We're stronger, together.