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A suitcase full of Hope..




Relay is, once again,, over for the year.


This year seemed a, much calmer year, then in the past but still a grand one. Steelhead is back with its own team. That felt good and right, though we will have to work on getting people on during relay weekend next year to camp sit. It was empty a lot due to not a whole lot of us on the track. I plan to be at what ever camp we have a lot next year though. This year I managed TWENTY laps. Mostly due to the smaller amount of sims then in past years. The track was the smallest it's been since 2006, when it was 4,065. This year it was 6,758 meters, last year it was 9,000. It hasn't dipped below 8000 meters since 2006. So, yeah that helped me with a record laps. But it was still also a lot of work and next year, I'm gonna take it easy. I'll have earned all three lap awards so, yeah. No need to try to break any personal records. Camp sit, explore the builds DURING the relay. take more shots of the other teams. It'll be fun!

We had a total of 996 avatars come to the sims, and the current US total is $207,311 since March!… Read the restA suitcase full of Hope..


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For Kali

Just as Fantasy Faire ended this past April, We lost a bright light, A cancer warrior to pancreatic cancer. I've known Kai for years, before I got on SL and she's been so brave and such an inspiration to everyone. She is loved and is missed.



Thinking of her now, as the Luminary ceremony is held. And all the others that I know have been lost to this horrible disease, But mostly Kali. Fly high on those Fairy wings my friend, you earned them.

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LET’S GET READY TO REEELLAAAAYYYYY





http://main.acsevents.org/goto/softpaw



Hour and a half to go! I have my snacks, I have the Relay radio on ( http://t1radio.serverroom.us:8242/ put it in your music player of choice) and I have my team


LET'S DO THIS!!

I have on a necklace that Kali picked out from the marketplace for me to wear back when she started her fight two years ago. I wore it in support the last two years, this year, I wear it to remember her.

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We’re baaaacccckkkkkk




After a year off Steelhead is back in Relay for Life of Secondlife and the Salmons are ready to hit the track this weekend!! Our camp is on Celebrate

I missed the Salmons last year, the Aether Chrononauts where warm and welcoming and it was nice to be with them. But the Salmons are family and Steelhead is home. This just feels better to be Relaying with them again.


Relay starts this Saturday at 10am SLT and will run till Sunday at when ever we crash but the closing ceremonies are also at 10 am slt. Full Schedule of events is at this page

I'll be there the full 24+ hours and on the track! It's a little smaller *track map* then in past years so I am hoping to make a new lap record. And REALLY hoping the track behaves as wonderfully as it did last year.

also if you can't make it in world, you can donate at this handy link below!! And you'll be able to listen to the Relay events at http://t1radio.serverroom.us:8242 just pop that into your music listening program of choice, I use Winamp..… Read the restWe're baaaacccckkkkkk

Happy Birthday America!



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15 years

A decade and a half ago I said I do to my wonderful Dragon. It was a warm but lovely day in a park, surrounded by friends and family. A day I will never forget, and would do over again in a heart beat.










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Remember the reason…



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Fantasy Faire is loads of fun as always, and raises loads more money for Relay For Life. Current total is L$ 8,543,308 or $ 32,859 btw with the Faire still open till the 4th. So it's easy to forget at times just why we are doing this.

Then Life smacks you up side the head and reminds you why.

Last year at this time, someone that is a dear friend now was informed that his dad had brain cancer, he lost him with in a week of the diagnose.

This year, over the weekend, the heavens gained a purple winged angel. A friend whose two year fight with pancreatic cancer was lost. Kali was an inspiration, a warrior and a good friend. I've known her for longer then I've been in Secondlife, we met years ago on Livejournal. She made her fight public and did not sugar coat any of it. She wanted people to see how cancer really affects you. Not the sugar coated prettied up versions you see on TV. Her fight was raw, visceral and moving, A true warrior goddess battling for her life.

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Fantasy Faire 2017 Sim – Morbus – The Bard Queen’s Quest Sim

MORBUS | SLURL Morbus by Kilik Lekvoda & Kayle Matzerath.
The Fairelands Quest: The Bard Queen’s Song will feature its thrilling adventures in the dark lands of Morbus!
All my photos of this sim can be seen at this link here.


And here we have the last sim. The Quest sim. Its pretty simple as far as past quest sims have gone. But still a grand build.
The quest will take you to each of the faire sims looking for an item and a treasure box. You CAN skip the box but don't as that gets you a souvenir of the sim! Which are always worth it. And then at the end of the quest a flood of gifts from various creators from about the fairelands.

So, I'd say give yourself about 3 hours for the quest, mostly to find the items in the sims, some are harder then others. But on the Morbus sim itself it goes pretty quickly. And if you quest in a group it goes even faster! More people to look for the items on the sims!

The quest is 250L for the basic hud and 350L for the hud and an exclusive outfit. I am wearing part of the womans outfit below.… Read the rest

Anansi creator Moon and back

Click here for a list of all the stores on The Hill with SLURL's to their main stores I will not be posting SLURL's individually, as you can get them all at this handy link. If you need one for an item I have on that is NOT at Fantasy fair, and that will mostly be hair and poses, Ask for it! I'll be happy to tell you, but I am trying to highlight the Fantasy Faire items, or items by FF vendors only. Also I switch between a Slink, Maitreya or system body depending on the outfit, So please demo first! SLURL to the sim.


ok So. Anansi has only has 6 shops, so, I was very limited in what to show off. In the end, lack of RL funds won out so only the blogger items can be shown off. Which for stuff I can wear, means just one vendor..so here we go. All by Moon & Back!




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First up is a gown called Sparkle in Blue. I really liked how the top and skirt are separate so I could adjust better for my size, as its is not fitted mesh. The pattern on the bodice is a beautiful floral fantasy as well.




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Next is a gown called Elenoria, which has a lovely tapestry pattern on it.… Read the rest

Fantasy Faire 2017 Sim – Anansi

ANANSI | SLURL| SHOPS
Sponsored by The NeoVictoria Project. Anansi by Beq Janus & Polysail.
The Worldling Cradle — Faireland sim concept exhibition — takes place here, in the Flying Circus of Anansi.
All my photos of this sim can be seen at this link here.

And so here we have the last sim with shops on it and the second to last sim I will be blogging. And still with several days left of the faire! Go me!

Anansi is unique in all the sims in that it has the "worldling cradles" or tents with little mini scenes in them, they line the pathway up the hill to the main area, where the few shops and the circus airship is at. Where yes, performances happen as Anansi is one of the rp sims! *more info here*

I both love and hate this build. I love circuses and the steam punk bugs are amazing. But GIANT CREEPY CLOWN FACE! But I love the name...Boaty McClownface...ahaha :) Just be warned if you have a clown phobia!





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Egregore creators – Feyline Fashions, Moonlitecat Creations, The Seamstress, ChiaMIa, EED, Lantian/Flox, Doggmata

Click here for a list of all the stores on The Hill with SLURL's to their main stores I will not be posting SLURL's individually, as you can get them all at this handy link. If you need one for an item I have on that is NOT at Fantasy fair, and that will mostly be hair and poses, Ask for it! I'll be happy to tell you, but I am trying to highlight the Fantasy Faire items, or items by FF vendors only. Also I switch between a Slink, Maitreya or system body depending on the outfit, So please demo first! SLURL to the sim.


So many cute stores here! Lots to pick up for you land! Some great outfits! Have a look.




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First up a lil fantasy number by Feyline Fashions. It's all done with normal prims and appliers or system layers so this will work for most mesh bodies. And it comes with a whole lot, jewelry, hip scarves, boots I am not wearing...just lots to play with!




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Next is a spider themed outfit by Moonlitecat Creations. Though most of the spider theme in on the shoes and wings I do not have on.… Read the rest

Fantasy Faire 2017 Sim – Egregore

EGREGORE | SLURL| SHOPS
Sponsored by The Epic Toy Factory. Egregore  by Mayah Parx.
A fantastical thoughtform of serene darkness immersed in light, a place where expected purpose is relative and surrealism casts it shadow across the land, inhabited by egregors this fantastical place is born of the collective phantasmagoria of its people. All of my photos of this sim can be seen at this link here

Egregore is a quirky but, a bit creepy, sim by one of my favorite sin designers, the toymaker herself Mayah Parx! Egregore has the feeling of a childs toy box scattered about the landscape, with the shops being in giant doll houses made for the giant doll like enhabatines of the sim. Other bits of toys, candy, and some of her past sims, dot the landscape. Be sure to walk on the piano keys!





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Fantasy Faire 2017 Sim – Kakushi Pasu

KAKUSHI PASU | SLURL
Sponsored by Sanctuary RP Community. Kakushi Pasu by Lokii Violet.
The Literary Festival and the Silent Auction take place here. This is also where our beloved dragon-ship The FaireChylde is docked for the DJ parties. All of my photos of this sim can be seen at this link here


This sim, is just a stunningly beautiful masterpiece. A breathtaking Japanese water garden, Everywhere you look is lovely. Floating sky lanterns, candles on the water, the waterfall that the FaireChylde is parked over. Just, I love this sim.

No shops but LOADS to do, follow the links above to learn more. This is also where you'd vote for King, Queen and Chancellor of the faire.

My Money is on a certain Princess turned General being voted Queen. Just to add to her titles..





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San Mora Creators – NAMINOKE, SAKIDE, and Anachron

Click here for a list of all the stores on The Hill with SLURL's to their main stores I will not be posting SLURL's individually, as you can get them all at this handy link. If you need one for an item I have on that is NOT at Fantasy fair, and that will mostly be hair and poses, Ask for it! I'll be happy to tell you, but I am trying to highlight the Fantasy Faire items, or items by FF vendors only. Also I switch between a Slink, Maitreya or system body depending on the outfit, So please demo first! SLURL to the sim.


Not a whole lot to show off from this sim. Lack of blogger items sent to me and funds to buy more. But I do have three things to show you so here we go!





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First is an outfit that fits in perfectly with the setting. Sakide's Impact Outfit . There are also matching shoes that you can buy separate. The outfit comes with a hud to change between a plain texture and subtle camo texture.



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Fantasy Faire 2017 Sim – San Mora

SAN MORA | SLURL| SHOPS
Sponsored by DRD. San Mora (Jaimy Hancroft/Eowyn Swords/Morbid Deceit)
Once the center of pharmaceutical greatness, San Mora is now a ruin of its former self. Quarantined at the outbreak of a deadly contagion of its own making, the population was left to survive the best they could. Without law and order the city descended into chaos. The fires have long since burned out, and the city is being reclaimed by a hostile Nature. But all that is silent is not necessarily empty. There are still those who roam among the ruins of San Mora.
All my photos of the sim are at this link


I will admit up front. I struggled with this sim. I am not a huge fan of the post post apocalyptic devastation/ zombie / virus outbreak/ theme. Which is exactly what this sim is. It's very well done for the theme. It's just not something I personally like. But if you do like this style. Holy crap go visit this sim! It's got lots of nooks and crannies to find things at. And you can pick up bits of the sim at the main store for DRD at the sim landing point.… Read the rest

Fallen Sands Creators – Poet’s Heart, Independent Objects, Enrapturing elegance couture, Beyond Majestic, ChiC, Fantasy China

Click here for a list of all the stores on The Hill with SLURL's to their main stores I will not be posting SLURL's individually, as you can get them all at this handy link. If you need one for an item I have on that is NOT at Fantasy fair, and that will mostly be hair and poses, Ask for it! I'll be happy to tell you, but I am trying to highlight the Fantasy Faire items, or items by FF vendors only. Also I switch between a Slink, Maitreya or system body depending on the outfit, So please demo first! SLURL to the sim.


I had some fun taking the photos for these outfits.






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First off here is one of two outfits by Poet's heart. The Estrella overcoat and Dress, both parts are sold separately. Both have texture change hud and I love the simple elegance of them. In this shot I am also wearing a hair that I forgot to show off on The Rose, it's by Wasabi pills and is called Raven. I am not wearing it in the Relay color but my usual reds.




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Next up is an elegant gown by Independent objects called Alvariel .… Read the rest

Fantasy Faire 2017 Sim – Fallen Sands

FALLEN SANDS | SLURL| SHOPS
Sponsored by Merchants of Dreams. Fallen Sands by Sweetgwendoline Bailey & Eldowyn Inshan.
Steampunk in a desert landscape where the Orient and Arabia via for dominance. Exotic plants of alien origin turn the sands into an oasis of life where the turquoise water is the treasure of fountains and the infinite pearls of tan fall to mark the passage of time in this eternal city.
All my photos of the sim are at this link


This steampunk desert oasis has a charm of its own. The skeletons scattered about beg to have a story written about them. There is just so much to see in this sim. From the rusty copper birds flying about, to the great lightbulb flowers. You just want to know more about them all. Or write your own story. Even the creatures in the water have their own charm.

Have your sounds on in this sim as well. There are orbs of various sounds scattered about to immerse you even more.





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Fantasy Faire 2017 Sim – Opal Flight

OPAL FLIGHT | SLURL Opal Flight  by Haveit Neox & Lilia Artis.
Opal Flight, our arts and entertainment sim,  features the art galleries and the stage for the stunning dance and particle performances.
All my photos of the sim are at this link


White paper animals above, color below. This sim is the arts sim so has no shops. But so much to see and do still! All kinds of shows and performances. The upper half is mostly in whites, to better showcase the colors of the performers. But under the water an explosion of color happens. And there is so much movement to look out for! Do take the time to explore it when there is not a show going on.

And I LOVE the octopi riding dolphins leaping out of the water..




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Mudrana creators – Candle and Cauldron, Mistique, Adorably Strange

Click here for a list of all the stores on The Hill with SLURL's to their main stores I will not be posting SLURL's individually, as you can get them all at this handy link. If you need one for an item I have on that is NOT at Fantasy fair, and that will mostly be hair and poses, Ask for it! I'll be happy to tell you, but I am trying to highlight the Fantasy Faire items, or items by FF vendors only. Also I switch between a Slink, Maitreya or system body depending on the outfit, So please demo first! SLURL to the sim.

Got some cute stuff to show off for this sim so here we go. I also forgot to pick up the Rp pack to join into the Lillypad rp its on the right side of the frog facing it in a little room for the Lilypads. You can buy a number of the sim items in the main store for Dandelion Dreams but I forgot to pick up those as well.




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First up a cute outfit by F&M [ Oblivion ] called the Impressionist Blooming and on my head is the matching Impollinating Attitude hat/hair combo. It comes with a hud with several colors for the hat, dress and hair.… Read the rest

Fantasy Faire 2017 Sim – Mudrana

MUDRANA | SLURL| SHOPS
Sponsored by Dandelion Daydreams Factory. Mudrana  by Alrunia Ahn & Luna Barak.
Everyone in Mudrana, the land of the lilypad, praises the godfrog – the legends tell that once the godfrog falls asleep, , the pond dries out, and everything dies. The frogs of Mudrana therefore croak and sing for their god to keep it awake to preserve the world from death.All my photos of the sim are at this link

I...love...this....sim.

It's so whimscale and HAPPY. It's a feel good sim. You just can nto help but smile when you see the giant frog statue in the middle of it. Nestled among lotus shops of pink and puple. Look around among the lilypads as you walk about and you'll spot all manner of smaller frogs as well. All sizes and colors, and some with horns or wings! Flying fish and bambool ike plants are scattered about amont the lotus. It's just a fun cute sim.

Mudrana is one of the sims hosting a Roleplay. And is the one I am trying to be involved with, though I missed the weekends goings on due to other commentments.… Read the rest