Fantasy Faire 2016 slurls and urls
- Official Fantasy Faire 2016 weblog
- Official Fantasy Faire Radio
- Official Fantasy Faire Flickr
- Official Fantasy Faire Twitter
- My cheat sheet post to the Fantasy Faire Sim and Slurls
A Look from the Fairelands
A Look from the Fairelands
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.
I happened upon a photo in flickr that pointed to a weblog about a sim called Neva River. It’s been a long time since I’ve explored but all the images of Neva River beckoned. It’s a lovely, lovely sim that celebrates nature’s quiet depth. Check out the sim weblog for words from the creator and collaborators themselves. They describe this build as very personal, and when you’re there, you can’t help but sense that. From the moment you arrive Neva River greets you with arms wide open. Take the slurl to Neva River and see what I mean. Do it soon…the sim has only a few days remaining: ten whole days starting March 20th 3pm SL time.
For the past several days, I’ve been logged pretty heavily into that place called Real Life. It’s a pretty chaotic place that doesn’t have much in the way of helpful pointers for navigating this thing called Life. It comes with a wonky user interface that sometimes works beautifully and other times fails miserably. There seems to be an awful lot of interference in communication. There’s lag for miles all over on these places called highways and in these other places called offices. And as far as I can tell, we can’t fly here although we are allowed to *believe* that we can fly. I’m fairly sure Google runs the Real Life platform. Google or Facebook…so we’ll see how long it lasts. Many expect it will go belly up at the stroke of midnight on December 20 2012…no doubt because it didn’t scale.
Before that happens though, I’m resuming my entries on some of the beautiful sims that were built for the Fantasy Faire. The slideshow below features The Tides, which was easily one of my favorite sims to visit. Not only because of the magnificent build but just as much because of the otherworldly feeling it evoked. (Along with the impromptu rooftop party on the last day of the Faire.) You see, there be Giants in dem dere Tides. A giant avatar named Colosus as a matter of fact. Right when you tp’d in, there she was gazing from high above at everyone down below at the landing point. (In the slideshow I hover over her left shoulder.) Makes you feel like a newborn all over…and you find yourself staring in joyful wonder yet again at this wildly wonderful imaginative world of ours.
To get an even better feeling for Colosus’s scale, check out this great video called “Colosus at The Tides,” filmed by Deception Digital.
The title of this post is a bit misleading. The slidehow below is made up almost entirely of photos of Siren’s Secret. Only two photos of Ruins of Nu Orne found their way here and that’s only because I ran out of time. The Fantasy Faire faded back into starlight before I could snap more images. Next year I’ll plan the sim picture exercise out better. As for this year, I’m just happy to have made some progress on the goal to explore the sims and capture them along the way. All of them were spectacular…as even just one photo reveals.
I’m making progress. This is the first year of the Fantasy Faire that I lived into my other goal — even if only a little bit — to explore the sims before they went the way of the Sun. The builds were astoundingly beautiful. Just from the environment alone, the wonderfully different world of this grand culture within the inworld seeps into your being. Add the vision and community to it and wow…magic!
Over the next couple of entries I’ll share slideshows of the pictures I took, none of which do justice to the artistry of these places. For today’s entry, feast your eyes on the Fairelands Junction, a glorious build that oozes lushness and was created by the ever-talented Saigye Lotus, who is also creator of Balderdash. Saigye’s gentle eye and imaginative hand also shape the gorgeous Oubilette sim, where Balderdash is located. I took these pictures of Fairelands Junction last Sunday, while arriving for the first live music performance of the day. Along the way, I heard the gorgeous vocal stylings of a wonderful singer named Lyrica Acoustic who I hadn’t heard sing before but am very glad I did. She is quite talented. And — bonus! — while people-watching, I spotted several petite fae and even a Hipster! See for yourself: