Day 8 ~The Climb

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Fashion Details for items at the Fantasy Faire

  • squid (RFL item):  Chasm – Huntar by Vix Nirvana of Storybook in Dangarnon
  • ears (RFL item):  Elven Dragon ears by Drusilla Dethly of The Little Bat in Dangarnon
  • skin (RFL item):  Constella Skin:// Lunale by Aikea Rieko of The Plastik in Serenity
  • particles that I wear (RFL item):  Twinkle Faeries (purple) by ColeMarie Soleil of  Cole’s Corner in Lucentia
  • crown:  Midnight Lotus headdress by Krystali Rabeni of Love Roleplay & Fantasy Store in Tinkers Hollow
  • veil:  face net headband by Krystali Rabeni of Love Roleplay & Fantasy Store in Tinkers Hollow
  • beard of a wise woman (RFL item):  Prophecy by Kaleidos of OtherSkin in Blackmoor
  • SIM Locations (photos here were taken largely in Otherworld, but a couple where near the sim crossing to Echtra):

Day 8 ~ The Climb

Kneeling proved to be a blessing in disguise.    

Bloom’n bent a knee on the long dark path and quietly landed her kneecap before the single flower — a survivor, this spirit, who represented so very much.  Standing upright and tall, bright and hopeful in the midst of the surrounding heaviness.  In search of a Sun even though there was no Sun to be seen anywhere.  At least, not yet.  But Hope is always present, Bloom’n thought.  Even the flower seemed to know this.

She stole time for a moment and breathed softly, tasting the edges of encouragement along the plant’s sweet fragrance. Feathering each petal now with her fingertips, she opened her senses even wider, then plunged her spirit deeply into another space and another time.  It was then that she could have sworn she heard the flower speak.  Then, that the plant seemed to call forth whispers from that distant place and time, whispers that urged, “Climb!”

And then, that the present suddenly yanked Bloom’n rudely back to its reality.  The toaster shuddered noticeably, making fireworks of breadcrumbs.  

“…for our return…” the little metal creature explained without being asked, then continued to shudder as in the grips of hypothermia.

Sage smiled as always, but now a grimness tinged the corners of her mouth.  She turned from the little metal creature to survey a trail suddenly blazed by the Were, the Giant Barbarian, and the kittens now morphing into Fierce Lions and Bangle Tigers.  That battle-eager cohort raced forward with abandon, clearly On The Hunt.  Yards, nearly miles ahead it seemed for they travelled so fast, they called back to Sage and the others — the Were and the Giant Barbarian, the Lions with their roars, the Tigers with their snarls called back and urged with fierce instruction:  “Climb!”

“The battle is now,” Sage spoke rapidly.  

“The way out is Through,” she said and in one swift movement, lifted the toaster onto her shoulder, rallied the other small creatures into extreme readiness, then looked with sharp evaluation at her friend who still knelt…living perhaps a bit too long there.

“The way out is through…and Up,” the flower seemed to add, stretching itself imperceptibly but enough for eyes to see.  Bloom’n blinked.  Once, then twice, then three times.  As if to clear her ears to hear the beautiful plant all the way down through to its roots and back up again, a journey which she was now convinced extended to the Heavens and the Wisest of Eternals.   As if in search of Galaxies, she studied each innocent yet ancient white-pink petal.  Then feeling her friend’s determined energy, Bloom’n looked up and met Sage’s eyes.

“We climb,”  Sage resolutely said.  Her eyes sparkled now.  “We cast off the skeletons of fear, remnants long overdue to be left behind.”

She extended her hand and firmly took Bloom’n’s hand.  

“We climb together,” Sage breathed.  “We climb all of us as one.  We climb now.”

Day 7 ~ Through Extended

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Do you believe in magic?  I do!

I love ColeMarie Soleil’s incredible particle show and was able to catch one today in the beautiful Lucentia sim.  Cole also writes music and sings and includes her music in this show.  On top of her singing and particle magic, Cole also goes through a series of avatar changes and choreography changes.  She pulls it off beautifully and incredibly seamlessly.  Be sure to check out Cole’s next show on Sunday, May 1st 12 noon SLT.  (check the FF weblog calendar for details.) Thank you, Cole, as always for your artistry!  Also check out Cole’s shop “Cole’s Corner” in Lucentia and purchase some wearable particles of your own — especially the RFL item Cole created!

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Day 7 ~ The only way out is Through

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 Fashion Details for items at the Fantasy Faire

  • coat (RFL item):   Arianne Lace Coat by EposHair Resident of Stitched & EPOS in Serenity
  • skin (RFL item):  Constella Skin:// Lunale by Aikea Rieko of The Plastik in Serenity
  • lingerie (RFL item):  Horny Devil (lilac) by Carrie Bridger of Carrie’s Lingerie in Serenity
  • leg wrap (RFL item):  Chasm – Huntar by Vix Nirvana of Storybook in Dangarnon
  • particles that I wear (RFL item):  Twinkle Faeries (purple) by ColeMarie Soleil of  Cole’s Corner in Lucentia
  • headpiece and horns:  dragon ling by Krystali Rabeni of Love Roleplay & Fantasy Store in Tinkers Hollow
  • veil:  face net headband by Krystali Rabeni of Love Roleplay & Fantasy Store in Tinkers Hollow
  • Location:   Malfience, the world for The Fairelands Quest – The Tale of Exiles

 

Day 7 ~ The only way out is Through

Forward…the only way through.

They moved swiftly.  Quietly.  Even the toaster managed to stop popping toast or whipping its electric tail in spite of an almost uncomfortably heightened awareness — so thick it wrapped itself around all living things.  

And even the unliving things around them… 

Bloom’n cringed, casting sharp eyes as dangerous as her sword.  She moved silently, even more than usual.  Much like the toaster and the entire fellowship.  They traveled hurriedly through an unnatural dark that grew in size and depth the further eastward they went.  Their destination:  the Lake.  The last fortress.  The Heart of all things Beautiful.

But from here to there was another world entirely.  Ghost-like images of struggled realities revealed themselves:  remnants of valleys and forges, strangled thickets, popup shanties, brown rivers, brooding hillsides.  And, then… a looming black mountain as high and as black as night itself.  Brooding and angry.  Unforgiving and unyielding.

The wind howled, as if coursing through their very bones.  She felt it and knew everyone in the party did as well.  She felt the universes there, the start and end of time, the naked essence of her soul.  She marveled at the feeling, despite the otherworldly darkness, the strange and unfamiliar path they all found themselves on.  Yet suddenly without a single word or a gesture, she finally admitted to herself the very truth that her very Old Original Soul residing deep deep in the universe of her bones already knew:  Bloom’n was afraid.  

A hand brushed softly along her arm.  Then a voice lingered in her ear.

“The only way forward…” Sage whispered, “is through.”

Bloom’n shuddered.  She thought she heard the Were snarl almost in agreement.  Definitely with resolve.  

Then she took a deep breath and continued forward.  Finding hope ever so briefly at the sight of a single flower, blooming white and pink almost like a beacon in the ink of the growing gloom.  

Day 6 ~Midsummer Extended…Again

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Fashion Details for items at the Fantasy Faire

  • head piece (RFL item):  Pearl (in purple) by Ann Cygnet of Cygnet’s Dreams in The Golden Delta
  • hair (RFL item):  Roisin (in metalic purple) by Helena Stringer of The Stringer Mausoleum in Serenity
  • dress (RFL auction item):  Dellhaven Sprite Dress Set by Bee Dumpling of The White Armory in Dangarnon
  • Location:  Fairelands Junction.  Sim builder: Balderdash Saiyge Lotus.  Sim sponsor:  Roawenwood Searlait Nitschke.

Day 6 ~ Midsummer Extended

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Fashion Details for items at the Fantasy Faire

  • skin tattoo (RFL item):  Elegant (in rainbow) by Eve Gaelyth of Even Tides in Echtra
  • hair (RFL item):  Roisin (in metalic green) by Helena Stringer of The Stringer Mausoleum in Serenity
  • corset (RFL item): Nimious by Dreamfantasia Nightfire of Figment in Lucentia
  • panties (RFL item):  part of the Hoodoo Shaman set by Bee Dumpling of The White Armory in Dangarnon
  • legs (RFL item):  Faun legs (short) by Selos Dae of Gauze in Lucentia
  • wings (RFL item):   Succubus wings by Selos Dae of Gauze in Lucentia
  • illuminated light beam (RFL item in purple):  I wear deep seabeam aura by ColeMarie Soleil of Cole’s Corner in Lucentia
  • Location: Blackmoor   SIM build:  Lokii Violet.  SIM Sponsor:  .Arcadia. Lokii Violet 

 

Day 6 ~ a Midsummer Fairelands

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Fashion Details for items at the Fantasy Faire

  • skin (RFL item):  Constella Skin:// Lunale by Aikea Rieko of The Plastik in Serenity
  • antlers (RFL item):  Lightbearer of Hope with headpiece by Kerryth Tarantal of Spyralle in Serenity
  • top and shirt (RFL item):  Lienna by Kinu Mayako of SAKIDE in Serenity
  • particles that I wear (RFL item):  Twinkle Faeries (purple) by ColeMarie Soleil of  Cole’s Corner in Lucentia
  • veil:  face net headband by Krystali Rabeni of Love Roleplay & Fantasy Store in Tinkers Hollow
  • Location: Serenity (Kaelis Ember).  SIM Sponsor:  The NeoVictoria Project Asil Ares.

 

Day 6 ~ a Midsummer Fairelands

The toaster bounded around Sage, popping out lightly browned bread slices everywhere. Sage smiled readily.  She seemed to find no surprise in witnessing toasters leaping about with great excitement.  Not so for Bloom’n.  Her brow scrunched with no small amount of confusion.  She found it nearly impossible to resist staring at the little metal creature who absentmindedly whipped its electric cord tail here and there.

“The Gem in the Lake,” the toaster sputtered in between fits of spitting out bread. “The Gem now warmly buttered!  Nice and warmly buttered in glow in the Lake!”

“Yes,” Sage replied.  “We must protect it.”

“Not a Gem,” the Giant Barbarian grunted.  He knelt in an instant and did so surprisingly rapidly, quietly.  Even elegantly, Bloom’n noted.  No one moved, except for Sage who turned her head in expectation toward the Giant.  And the Werewolf who bared its fangs, sending the petite faes around its jaw into sudden flight onto its ear tips.

“Not a Gem,” the Giant Barbarian repeated as he scooped up mounds of bread with one of his Giant Hands before shoveling the whole lot into his Giant Mouth.  Rabbits and mice and kittens scurried up his Giant Limbs in chase of a castaway crumb or two.

“What then,” Bloom’n asked with some annoyance.  “You move fast enough, elegantly enough.  Yet take a long time to explain!”

Sage raised an amused eyebrow and smiled more deeply under her breath at her somewhat exasperated friend.  Truth be told, Bloom’n’s own bravado squarely in the face of a Giant Barbarian (who, ironically, happened to have a rather square face, if overly large) surprised even Bloom’n herself.

She raised her hand in peace, having thought better of things, then whispered, “…apologies…”

“Indeed.  …accepted,” the Giant Barbarian rumbled while grinding bread between its teeth.  “Just know the Enemy seeks no apologies.  Worse yet, the Enemy offers none.  Not even when going directly after the Heart of all that is Beautiful.”  Casting its Giant Eyes on Bloom’n, the Giant Barbarian bent down even closer — casting his overly large square face before her like a giant square moon — and repeated with measured deliberateness, “The Heart.  In the Lake.”

“The Heart of Everything that is Beautiful,” Bloom’n whispered, nearly mouthed.  All at once, she understood.

“Enough explanation,” the Werewolf suddenly growled and most appropriately that he did.  Leave it to the Werewolf to gain the attention of all.

“We stand at the edge of the Midsummer of the Fairelands.  Enough talking!  Enough taking a knee!  Enough bread eating!  …”  His eyes narrowed, then glowed yellow-orange.  He cast his gaze now far off in the distance to the outermost edges of the Lake.  His sight keen, his hearing astute, his muscles torqued.  All of his senses heightened.

Then, returning to face Sage, Bloom’n, the Giant Barbarian, the small creatures and critters, even the now silent (and slightly trembling) toaster, he urged,

“Now is the MidSummer of these faire Fairelands.  Tally no more!  ‘Tis Time for the Deep Plunge… Time to protect The Heart of All that is Beautiful!”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day 5 ~ Love Extended

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A couple of photos from the incredible SIM Sapphire Mirror Lake by Haveit Neox.  You *must* see it to fully appreciate Sapphire Mirror Lake.  It is glorious.  So much so, photos fail to reflect its magnificence.  Please.  Go see it.

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