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.

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Day 11 ~ Feather Light

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

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Yesterday was Day 11, but like a ray of light, as breezy as a feather, I’m floating into today. Yesterday was also the last day of the official SL Fantasy Faire events. Word has it that some surprise pop-up events are planned on these days that now constitute the extended FF days. We have until May 5th to explore these lands — and they are absolutely glorious, mesmerizing even. I have stalked several of the 16 realms and hope to stalk them all before the official close on May 5th. My blog entries for this event will be less of the daily sort; maybe just 2-3 more to come. But I’ll keep posting Faireland-related pictures to my flickr account on somewhat regular basis.  As of yesterday and into today, the Fairelands Fellowship — all who make this magnificent event possible and all of us who swarm to it with delight — have been knocking on the door to L10 million lindens. Looks like we’re less than 500,000 lindens away from that milestone. Word also has it that when we reach L10 million (or $40,000 USD equivalent), a generous and wonderful anonymous soul has committed to match that amount with a $20,000 USD donation!  If any group can do hit the $40,000 USD mark, this one can. All the heart and soul and commitment live right here. Forever and ever.

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

Fantasy Faire Shopping Catalogue

  • Corset, Bodice, Harness:  Evelyn Dragon from the Forge in Twilight Spring
  • Skin applier: Amatheia from The Plastik and Trap in The Shrine Tree
  • Horns (gacha): Scarab Antennae (uncommon/ standard) from Cerridwen’s Cauldron in The Light of Va’loth
  • Blindfold and earrings (separate gacha wins): Eudora3D Red&Silver on both pieces, blindfold is rare from E.V.E in The Shrine Tree
  • Scabbard: Mithril sword from Scarlet Fey in Faireholm
  • Sandals:  Evie Sandals in green from 1313 Mockingbird Lane in Nightshade Blossoms
  • Ring (love this ring): Kraken Bracelet Ring in gold from AiShA in Faireholm
  • Leg wrap (right leg), not a RFL item: included with the Ouga ensemble from Ade Yakko in Bayounimba
  • Particles: Water faerie breath (not a RFL offering) from Cole’s Corner in The Shrine Tree
  • Photo Location: The Shrine Tree build by The Looking Glass

Day 10 ~ Magic

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

I’m a day late after a worldwind expedition through the Fairelands. But the Fairelanders are marching ever forward with their goal to raise as much lindens as possible. By the close of last night’s masked ball, Fairelanders crashed through the L8 million dollar mark, raising the equivalent of $32,000 USD! Today is the Live Auction, which is always fun and emotional to watch. The commitment in all who participate in these Fairelands is magical…quite moving indeed. Speaking of moving, I started the Fairelands Quest! I found the Professor but now I’m stumped, laughing! I shall keep keeping on…just like all of us who have committed so thoroughly to this noble deed of finding a cure. Onward!

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

Fantasy Faire Shopping Catalogue

  • Gown:  Taja from Azul in Nightshade Blossoms. I show the skirt with the pasties, the gem lingerie, and the chain lingerie (for the sake of modesty), but you could wear each of those tops separately.
  • Wings: Ethereal wings from Larinda Ravenheart of Lunaria in The Light of Va’loth
  • Ring (love this ring): Kraken Bracelet Ring in gold from Amanda Mir of AiShA in Faireholm
  • Photo Location: Sanguinely Garden build by Eldowyn Inshan/Katz Republic

Day 9 ~ Wondrous

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

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Time certainly is weird in the Fairelands. Felt like just yesterday that these wondrous lands revealed themselves again and here we are a mere handful of days away from the close of official events. The good news is that these gorgeous builds (and RFL vendors) will remain until May 5th. But there’s no time like the present, so dive back in. Explore and celebrate the beautiful heart and soul of this event and all who make it possible and participate with abandon. All of us are making a real difference. We truly are. Details and slurls after the pics.

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

Fantasy Faire Shopping Catalogue

  • Ensemble:  Lehenga Saree from Dreaming Thicket in Tensors’ Flying Market
  • Headdress: Gyuria from Rozoregalia in Midas
  • Ring (love this ring…I show it in gold this time): Kraken Bracelet Ring in gold from Amanda Mir of AiShA in Faireholm
  • Tattoo: Asteria from Stardust in Faireholm
  • Photo Location: Nightshade Blossoms build by Rowan Thursday/Kylie Todriya

Day 8.1 ~ Glam

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

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Go Glam or go home. Go to the details/slurls after the pics; and go get this!

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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

  • Ring (love this ring…haven’t taken it off yet!): Kraken Bracelet Ring Silver from Amanda Mir of AiShA in Faireholm
  • Ensemble (crown, wings, belt, dress):  “Fitcher’s Bird” (not a RLF item) from The Looking Glass in The Shrine Tree
  • Photo Location: Tensors’ Flying Market build by Lrriven

Day 7 ~ Guardian

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

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We’re all Guardians, fierce yet loving Warriors in this most noble of crusades to eradicate cancer. And we’re making such a powerful impact. By the close of the sixth day (yesterday), Fairelanders raised more than 5 million lindens, the equivalent of more than $20,000 USD. That’s astounding, especially since we’ve not yet arrived at this year’s halfway point; this year’s fair runs for 18 days (with formal programming concluding on Monday, April 29th, but shopping, questing, and exploring continuing until May 5th). This is also the second year that the American Cancer Society asked Fantasy Faire to focus on a special project: the Kenyatta National Hospital in Nairobi, Kenya. In 2018, the Fairelands raised $50,000 US Dollars to aid in the construction of the first Hope Lodge to be built outside the United States. This year’s dollars will continue the efforts of that project, efforts which are now underway. Who knew that pixels could pack such punch… Fairelanders knew. SecondLifers knew. Indeed, we know. So, dive back inworld, all ye Great and Grand Guardians of Hope.  For the Cure!  Details and slurls 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

  • Shoes:  Evie Sandals in red from 1313 Mockingbird Lane in Nightshade Blossoms
  • Outfit:  Elf Worrior from Yakko Lemon of Ade Yakko in Bayounimba
  • Ring (love this ring…haven’t taken it off yet!): Kraken Bracelet Ring Silver from Amanda Mir of AiShA in Faireholm
  • Photo Location: Twilight Spring build by Searlait Nitschke

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