The Way of the Sun

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The Way of the Sun, the Moon, the Stars…all created from a special magic.  Their fire and light, their depth and magnificence never end, shining forever in our hearts and souls and minds.

From the start, the Sun’s rays wrapped themselves lovingly around these glorious Fairelands. Year after year, these realms glow with delight and focus and wonder. And year after year, every Fairelander’s level of commitment inspires awe. This year, Fairelanders raised more than 16 million lindens — more than $66,000 USD — dedicated to the beautiful cause of creating the Hope Hostel in Kenya for cancer patients and their care givers.

It’s hard to wrap your mind around $66,000 USD raised in 18 days, with people from all over the world. Many who know each other. Likely far more who don’t. All of which makes the heart, the soul, the resolve focused to one goal nothing short of amazing. FF chat-lore has it that more than 15,000 or so avies visited the realms over the last 18 days. Whatever the actual number may be, one thing is certain. It’s alot. What’s even more apparent is the depth of this shared resolve to make a difference. And boy was that resolve matched — and how — to a level of impact that really is beyond measure.

I’m always speechless on this the last day of the Fairelands. And I’m always, eternally grateful. Thank you dear World Creators and everyone who toils and gives shape and form to these magical lands. You’ve done it again — together, we’ve all done it again…created dare I say, something akin to perfection and somehow made it all look easy. Thank you for creating such magnificent substance to mirror our community’s shared passion and for celebrating the magic in all of us…making this event, time, and place something truly born out of genuine love. One as powerful as that magnificent Eternal Flame in all worlds that never, ever fades.

Shine on brightly, ye fellow warrior Stars. Every day in every moment until next year’s Fairelands and beyond.

Day 8 ~ Prettiest Star

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Day 8 and the Fairelanders have hauled in more than L6 million or the equivalent of $24,000+ USD! And we’ve still much more of the Faire to go, thank goodness. There’s so much beauty here – in the lands, in the myriad of activities, in the focus. Today, I found a tranquil spot to relax, just outside of the magnificent Worldlings area (do visit and see the wonderful art exhibit by a range of inworld artists), which is tucked beneathe the always breathtaking Fairelands Junction. This, after taking photos in Tensor’s Flying Market, which I admit to stalking. It’s been a worldwind of a day but it can’t be helped. The Fairelands overflow with such creativity and heart, and all for one purpose – to eradicate cancer. Details and slurls after the pics. Be here now and evermore, Prettiest Star.

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Fashion Details – RFL items unless otherwise noted (RFL vendor proceeds go to the fight to eradicate cancer). 

Fantasy Faire Shopping Catalogue

  • Particle follower:  Faire wisp follower gacha in Silver (rare) from EC Designs in Tensors’ Flying Market
  • Top:  Handmade spring jacket in khaki from Sohma G. Dawling of Paper Moon in Tensors’ Flying Market.  Pants are not a RFL item but are also from Paper Moon.
  • Tiara: “Varda” in rose from Acios in Bayounimba
  • Shoes:  Evie Sandals in red from 1313 Mockingbird Lane in Nightshade Blossoms
  • Ring (love this ring…haven’t taken it off yet!): Kraken Bracelet Ring Silver from Amanda Mir of AiShA in Faireholm
  • Tree sit: from MishMash in Tensors’ Flying Market
  • Snake belt: from the “Fitcher’s Bird” ensemble (not a RLF item) from The Looking Glass in The Shrine Tree
  • Pic 1 Photo Location: Worldlings build by Saiyge Lotus
  • Pic 2-4 Photo Location: Tensors’ Flying Market build by Lrriven

Day 6 ~ Midsummer’s Eve…or not :)

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A Look from the Fairelands (details and slurls after the pictures)

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It seems like it was just yesterday that the Fairelands rose from the mist and already we arrive at what used to be the midpoint of these magical lands. But time morphs, as it wills and wants. This year through a special magic the hours for these lands have been altered, as shared on a Fairelands press release:

“Fantasy Faire has always officially lasted eleven days, and in recent years we’ve been fortunate to have a few extra days added. This year we’re making it official: our formal programming will still conclude with our One Team dance party marathon on Monday, April 29th, but now we invite you to join us for an additional week of shopping, questing, and exploring as the Fairelands will be open through Sunday, May 5th. That’s a total of eighteen days of the Faire – and you never know when something unexpected might happen in that final week!”

Even so…as very wonderful friend Dale would say, be here now. There’s much beauty to explore, more than an oodle of things to do, and most of all…a fight to finish.  Fairelands details and slurls follow after the pics.

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Fashion Details – RFL items unless otherwise noted (RFL vendor proceeds go to the fight to eradicate cancer). 

Fantasy Faire Shopping Catalogue

  • Outfit (including turban…note, not a RFL item and does not include any of the jewelry, covers for bits, or tattoos):  Aqva Redux from Alpha Auer of AlphaTribe in Midas
  • Ring (love this ring…I pretty much haven’t taken it off!): Kraken Bracelet Ring Silver from Amanda Mir of AiShA in Faireholm
  • Photo Locations:

(Pic 1) Urafiki build by Eclair Martinek

(Pics 2-5) Thornfast build by Tansee & Delain Canucci (Thornfast is also the region for the Quest!)

(Pic 6) Department of Discarded Curiosities build by Mayah Parx

Day 5 ~ Light a Fire

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Day 5 already, eep!!! Today, I tried to tour more sims as much as possible — (Very hard to stay focused! Everything is so incredibly beautiful!). And I also hope to do the hunt this year. If I manage that, it would be my first ever FF hunt! Meanwhile, I managed to see a bit more of The Light of Va’loth sim – the land of the Lady of Light who just mesmerizes me — and I found some lovely spots, well everywhere in the 16 sims of the Fairelands, to take some pics of these equally lovely RFL items. In just over four days, well over 4 million lindens have been raised in the fight to eradicate cancer. What an amazing community Second Life and the SL Fairlanders make! Details after the pics! Hurry up and get your get on going and get on in here!

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Fashion Details – RFL items unless otherwise noted (RFL vendor proceeds go to the fight to eradicate cancer). 

Fantasy Faire Shopping Catalogue

  • Dress:  Sohma in Shining Hope from Synjari Myriam of Senzafine in Tensor’s Flying Market
  • Ring (love this ring…I pretty much haven’t taken it off!): Kraken Bracelet Ring Silver from Amanda Mir of AiShA in Faireholm
  • Wings: Ethereal wings from Larinda Ravenheart of Lunaria in The Light of Va’loth
  • Horns: Dreamer Horns from NeverWish in Midas
  • Particles (not a RFL item): light beam in manabeam from Cole’s Corner in The Shrine Tree
  • Photo Location: The Light of Va’loth build by Kilik Lekvoda

Day 4 ~ Pegasus

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I have coveted this Centaur. And now I haz it. And I’ve added some very cool wings (that come with a cool movement) and made it a Pegasus. (Did I mention the Centaur comes with its own AO as well? Well, it does!) The whole thing is glorious and wonderful. Persons who passed by stopped and stared, and that was great fun. So get yours and cause a ruckus just by standing still. Best of all, help kick cancer’s ass. Details after the pics.

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Fashion Details – RFL items unless otherwise noted (RFL vendor proceeds go to the fight to eradicate cancer). 

Fantasy Faire Shopping Catalogue

  • Dressing (what looks to be a top in this case):  Noor – sunset from The Annex in  Tensor’s Flying Market
  • Centaur Hooves Accessory (requires Jinx Centaur, a separate purchase): Swirly Greaves FF Edition from Cinnamon in Faireholm
  • Centaur skin applier (requires Jinx Centaur, a separate purchase):  Tobiano from Cinnamon in Faireholm
  • Ring (love this ring!): Kraken Bracelet Ring Silver from Amanda Mir of AiShA in Faireholm
  • Centaur 1.3.2 (not a RFL item): from Jinx in Faireholm
  • Flower belt for Centaur (not a RFL item):  from Jinx in Faireholm
  • Wings (not a RFL item): Ice wings – pearl from LOVE in Nightshade Blossoms
  • Particles (these specific ones are not RFL items; I wear them alot because I just love them): Fairy Halo in celestial and light beam in manabeam, respectively, both from Cole’s Corner in The Shrine Tree
  • Photo Location: Nightshade Blossoms build by Rowan Thursday/Kylie Todriya
  • Photo Location for very last pic only:  The Celestial Plain build by Syn Beresford

Day 2 ~ Breathe

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No time for words. Just breathe. And do.

Fashion Details (RFL vendor proceeds go to the fight to eradicate cancer). 

Fantasy Faire Shopping Catalogue

  • Crown: The Crown from Janire Coba of Belle Epoque in Faireholm
  • Mask:  Goblin Mask (in gold) from HEXtraordinary in The Shrine Tree
  • Dressings: Lenore in sea (bolero, top, skirt) from Irina Strazytsk of Poet’s Heart in The Shrine Tree
  • Ring: Kraken Bracelet Ring Silver from Amanda Mir of AiShA in Faireholm
  • Photo Location:  The Shrine Tree build by The Looking Glass

Day 3 ~ With a little help from our friends

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Sometimes we could all use just a little help from a friend.  Fantasy Faire brings out the fellowship and camaraderie like no other inworld event, rivaling a great many atomic world events as well.  Beautiful creations and sims and souls to discover during these days of the Faire.  All leading to pathways for what we all hope will be the most incredible discovery of all:  a cure for cancer.    Words here are short; the urgency to eradicate cancer, high.  Into the Fairelands, ye wonderful souls.  See you there!

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Fashion Details (100% of RFL vendor items goes to the fight to eradicate cancer)