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Born of the Sea, Staring into the Sun

They are born of the sea, the Guardian Drakes of the Sunny Shores. Born of the sea, staring into the sun. As their eyes ignite from the brilliance of day, their flames burst forth, patterning their blue scales with gold. Magic weaves itself into wing shapes on their backs, into bits and pieces of decor around their forms, into a halo of a crown declaring their status. It covers them in its embrace: energizing, glamouring, clarifying. In the end the Guardian Drake is draped in magic — channeling, breathing, radiating the glow — and is ready to leave the depths of the sea to embark on their journey to the Sunny Shores. To guard, defend, protect. To illuminate.   Skin: Fallen Gods Inc. – Draco Water* at Skin Fair
Mesh Parts: Maitreya Lara Body, Slink hands & feet
Tattoo: Fallen Gods Inc. – Fallen Gold Royale* at Treasure Chest
Extra Face Tattoo: Fallen Gods Inc. – Elegance* at We Love Roleplay
Eyes: Fallen Gods Inc. – Glowing Eyes*
Hair: Magika – First Light
Wings & Bracers: lassitude & ennui – Seraphim*
Outfit: !dm deviousMind – Wicca straps & Garona skirt*
Headdress: .Enfant Terrible.… Read the rest


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Galactic Gardens

“This is Wigglenaut Pandanski to Wigglenaut Bunaire, do you copy?” “Copy what? I think I have paper and a pen somewhere… ohlook, birdies with handy headlights!” “…do you hear me?” “Of course I do, that’s why I answered, see. But look at them, so convenient! ‘n I think I see blue light at the roots of these flowers.” “We have a Close Encounter of the Third Kind, Wigglenaut Base, I repeat, we have-“ “Where’s the first and second? Ohoh, there’s another down there! But I don’t see the third…” “The alien seems non-hostile and appears to be trying to communicate.” “He’s waving! Let’s wave back! ‘n wiggle our ears, he has excellently big ears for wiggling, I bet they talk through that.” “Wigglenaut Base, I request fast-forwarding my retirement request.” “Maybe if I’ll put a candle on my head, the birdies will talk to me, what do you think?Read the rest

Worth the Risk

Some kisses change you forever. Some moments awaken you from the slumber you’ve drifted into. Some encounters kill you, only to nurture you to rebirth. Some apples taste so sweet that everything else will become bland.
There are bites worth taking, risks worth daring, touches worth falling for. There are fairy tales that are real, as long as we remember that happy endings are just a marker on the road, one step among the many we take. 
We write our own stories, find our own tastes and flavors, and eventually decide which apple is worth the risk. Scene: 
JIAN :: Nightingale’s Tree
JIAN :: Fallen Bunny Log
D-LAB+LIZAIL-PIPPIP-EF Apple tree01
D-LAB+LIZAIL-PIPPIP-EF Apple barrel
Ankle Biter – Your name is written in my heart
!Ohmai: Ninja Hedgehog [Chocolate]
HPMD* Little Birds — blue — type B
D-LAB+LIZAIL PICCOLI3 GrassBed 01
HPMD* SleepyRabbit white L — with Cuddle AO —
!Ohmai: Mochi Bunny
{anc} happyendpark.… Read the restsnowwhite1bs

The Light of the New Year

It’s a sunrise in the horizon of the Long Dark. It promises fresh snow, new winds, paths never walked before. It tells you all the dark things on your journey will be left behind, that they cannot cross over to this side. It lies. We carry the light with us, just like we carry the dark, and it is up to us to let them go or keep them close, it is up to us to choose. Regardless, in the light of the first new day of our lives it is always easier to be resolute, always easier to believe we will choose well. Perhaps that is the whole meaning of it, to give us that boost of energy to continue trying our best to make good choices, to encourage others to do so, to share our light with each other.  Here’s to the new year, new world, shared light! May we make it the best of the years yet.   Skin: Pink Fuel – Doll v2 V2 Vamp
Mesh: Maitreya Lara Body & Slink Hands
Hair: Magika – Honey Whiskey
Gown & Jacket: Just Because – Christine
Bracelets: MANDALA – Shippoah
Snowflake & Pose: Astalianda – Snowstar (free gift, currently available under the tree in Selidor)


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Jouluiloa

“But Santa gave the karot to you, since you don’t have a nose.” The bunling peered up at the snowman with a worried frown. The snowman smiled — in truth, he smiled all the time because that’s the way he was made, but this time he meant it. “I have a perfectly good nose. I like it, all small and round. Makes me look cuter, too. You can have the carrot.” The bunling beamed and shuffled his paws in the snow, glancing at the giant carrot, then up at the snowman again. “Are you suuuure?” The snowman made a sound that tried to relay he would nod if he could move. “Yas. Merry Yule, little critter.” “Happy Karot Dei!” The bunling responded, touched a paw to the carrot, then hopped closer to the snowman and pressed a small paw against his side. After a moment a decorative paw-scribble was decorating the snowman and the bunling began the Operation Drag Karot Home. He would share the treasure with his cousins and tell stories of the Snowman With Round Nose.Read the restjoulukortti2016

In the Realm of Frost

Every winter is born in the Realm of Frost, condensing from the nights of old, their lingering breezes and gusts of cold air. Some winters barely catch a touch of frost, others pack themselves full of snow. But all of them need to be broken free before they are born. The Frost Daughters estimate, evaluate and finally decide when a winter is ready to be freed. They keep an eye on how cold its sphere becomes, how active the glittering blue lights are, how big it grows.  When they feel it is ready, all it takes is a touch and the frost cracks open the shell that held the cold in check and the winter is ready to begin. Scene: Cerridwen’s Cauldron – Starbud Fungus & Winter Underbrush*
Skin: Fallen Gods Inc. – Frost Ice*
Tattoo: Fallen Gods Inc. – Thorns White* in The Bloody One Hunt
Eyes: Fallen Gods Inc. – Glowing Eyes*
Mesh Parts: Maitreya Lara Body & Slink Hands & Feet
Hair: Exile – Pick Up Lines
Outfit & Crown: !dm deviousMindShiva Ice Queen* at Fantasy Gacha Carnival
Particle Magic: Cole’s Corner – Snowflake Aura Set & White Walker Smoke*
Poses: Exposeur – Back to Black 1 M | Picture This!… Read the restwinterarrives3bs

Dragons Dream

What do dragons dream of? There are many theories and suggestions, many answers even from the drakekin themselves. Some claim that it’s gold, some say conquest, some higher planes of magic, perhaps simply the joy of flying.
It may or may not be all of those things, but one dream always returns: the one where they are whelps once more, just specks of magic floating around within their very own plane of slumber, the one where they live before they are born to a more physical form.
They remember their guardians and caretakers, the warm glow of golden magic that they so hard try to reproduce in their hoards. They remember the humanoid feminine beauty, one of the first things they ever see and therefore try to recapture.
They dream of the gentle sway of flora made of magic, feeding their existence with each radiant spark of colour. They remember fluttering their small wings, floating on the currents of arcane energy.
What do dragons dream of? Gold and magic, beauty and flight.Read the restdragon-whelps-1bs

Calling the Celebrants

We have been invited. Every year the invitation arrives, every year the curtains are drawn aside to reveal doorways, every year the Sound of Life rings in our silenced ears once more. It calls, it beckons, it pleads. Just like it always did. Just like it always does. Each of us celebrates the return to the Land We Once Walked On. Some of us simply step through, others sail in with more impressive means, some slink and slither, some arrive with a bang. Some run through the streets screaming, some hiss softly in the passing October breeze. It does not matter how we celebrate, what matters is that we all do. For one night, one glorious night a year, all the chains are broken and we are free. Free, and dancing amongst you. Halloween has arrived to Selidor, and Fallen Gods Inc. has a Severed Sale: -50% from all the Halloween fitting items, including the various Rotten skins (now complete with body and head appliers), clown face tattoos, Trufangs, Dead Man’s Grins, and much more, all now updated to have appliers to make your mesh body all the more macabre!… Read the resttouch-of-blood-4bs

The Wings of Vanitas

Every year the new form takes her by surprise. She knows it’s coming, she can feel the change, the pull, the call, the sheer excitement of anticipation, but she never manages to guess what she will be once the magic in Selidor finishes its work. Some years she grows scales, some years she has a tail and some years she spreads wings to take to the suntouched skies. This is one of those years. This year the wings are made for preening, not for flying. The skies did not call her up, instead all the flowers on the ground invited her to flourish next to them, to match the splendor. Every step stronger, every twirl more luxuriously delicate, Vanitas finds herself within the stunning sceneries, finds herself as a part of the whole, spreading her feathers not to fly, but to adorn the glory of magic even further. The 9th Anniversary Festival of Fallen Gods Inc. has started with the Fortune Teller, hunt and rooftop market, soon to be followed with events and celebrations.… Read the restvanitas3bs

The Source Seeker

The flight to the abyss is a long one. It’s mostly a lonely, cold flight through various realms and empty spaces where the only light in existence is the one you carry within you. It is a test: how long does your light hold out against the dark, how persistent is your spirit glow? The ancient structures that were once mushrooms growing from an asteroid to another mark the way in the end, pulling you to the flow of inspiration at the source of all magic, nourishing your abyss-drained soul. Nourishing, fulfilling and healing until all the obstacles in your journey feel just a distant memory and there is only the glorious Now of Potential and Possibilities. The Magic of Inspiration is the rarest of energies, always challenging to seek, eternally rewarding to find. Scene:
Cerridwen’s Cauldron – Sidhe Trumpet Mushrooms & Elven Cup Mushrooms*
Cole’s Corner – Sea Sorcery (Celestial)* Avatar:
Skin: Fallen Gods Inc. – Airmid, Ivory Ainur RARE*
Body Tattoo: Fallen Gods Inc.Read the restabysscollector3bs

Forest Daughter’s Strange Day

On one sunny autumn day one of the Forest Daughters heard a peculiar sound. She wasn’t quite certain what it was, if it came up from the trees or down from the grass, or possibly the embrace of the bushes. It sounded a bit like hedgehog snuffling mixed with busy conversation. “You go!” “No, you!” “Don’t drop it!” “I get to press the button!” “You goooo!” After some slow turns of her branches, she heard a voice. “Excuse me, pritti tree lady. Parrr-don. Could you possibly pick me up for a moment?” A white fluffy creature hopped out from the undergrowth and the Forest Daughter leaned down to pick him up. For a moment he just wiggled his nose at her. Then there was a flash of light, a cheer of small voices and the bunling hopped down with a quick “thank-youuu!” and was gone.  He was followed by a strange line of squirrels and an otter balancing a camera on his head.Read the restnewfriend2bs

The Memory of the Sea

Each pearl is a memory. Some are sparks of joy, leaping within the waves, meeting new friends, swimming in sunlight. Some hold sorrow, carry moments of loss, loneliness, despair. They form within the Sea as all its children experience life. They form within the Sea and the Sea never forgets.
We bear them for her, we beings of starlight and waves, foam and eternity. The pearls wrap around us, moment by moment, heartbeat by heartbeat. We carry the life of the Sea in all its rich beauty, we laugh with dolphins, we weep with whales, we remember the brief flashes of light before the darkness descends, we treasure the long years of turtles, we feel it all.
The Sea is alive, and she never forgets.  Scene: 
Cerridwen’s Cauldron – Water Underbrush V2*
Fallen Gods Inc. – Odyssey’s Oracle & Pearls Shelled on Stand* Body:
Skin: Fallen Gods Inc. – Sidera Laguna PG*
Eyes: Fallen Gods Inc. – Glowing Eyes*
Hair: Exile – Liaison at Collabor88
Mesh: Maitreya Lara body & Slink hands & feet Outfit:
Jewel Harness: !dM deviousMind – Lola La Riche* at Genre
Bracelets: Mandala – Pearl Rain Bracelets
Sparkly Auras: Cole’s Corner – Cosmic Consciousness Aura (Serenity) & Heat Wave (Mana Burn)* Poses:
!bang – Taurus 5
(marukin) [automatism] edge of the swallow’s nest
..::Vibe::..… Read the restpearlmemories1cs

The Mittens Visit Wizard Whiskers

“Is this the right path to the wizard?” The voice was soft and curious and only a little bit nervous. “Yas,” another voice responded. “Lookit, a lantern guardian bun, just like Madame Miu said.” “Please help us, o Mighty Wizard Whiskers. Flufftail has been turned into a hooman!” “She’s now all mute, makes just weird gibberish sounds ‘n tries to walk on her hindpaws all the time.” “She’s even started wearing other animals’ skins on herself! It’s so gruesome that we don’t know what to do!” Wizard Whiskers did not say a word, simply nodded slowly and glowing strands of sparkles picked the hooman up to twirl her in the air until all the Mittens could see was glittering lights. Then they heard a soft thump as something considerably smaller and fluffier landed on her four white paws. “‘n that’s how we got our sister back and learned not to play with cursed red ribbons.Read the restfourfelines1as

Borrowed Mane in the Summer Rain

After hearing about Wigs for Kids, Bunling That Knows Letters wanted to show that one can look simply fabulous by using a borrowed mane — even if the summer rain gets it in your eyes.  A quick picture for Hair Fair Photo Contest 2016 with the theme Whatever the Weather. In this particular case, a warm summer rain that threatens to flop the fancy wig the bunling is wearing. Hair: Tram – E817 hair jetblack
Skin: Pink Fuel – Doll V2 Crystal
Eyes: Poetic Colors – Frozen Silver Bright
Dress: =Zenith= Muted Coven Dress (Milk)
Mesh: Maitreya Lara Body & Slink Hands
Umbrella: ++NODe++ Lotus Umbrella
Bunling: !Ohmai – Mochi Bunny
Pose: !bang – Optimistic 5 (umbrella-pose & animare-modified)


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Training for the Pingu Olympics

The Pingu Olympics are approaching, but it’s too hot to train. The blazing daystar threatens to melt the whole support and fan camp, too, but fortunately the Drink Delivery Doggies excel at their job! Some brave souls still practice challenging summer sports with amazing skill, precision and determination. Pingu Olympics are a serious matter, no sudden heat wave will disturb the training routine! It’s also important to stay well hydrated and nourished, summery noms and personal bathing helper are a must for any pingathlete aiming for improvement.  With enough practice and stubborn sisu, even a pingu can learn to fly! …at least the few centimeters before the splash, but it still counts! The Arcade is open again and provides hours of amusement if you’re fond of silly critters like I am. Each pingu comes with a piece of furniture, an effector, and they are scripted to interact with them, padding, hopping and flying all over between various pieces, just like piccoli do, which made them my must-have-them-all collection of this round.… Read the restbeachparty2bs

The Gods of Sand, Stone and Gold

There is a place within the Fairelands made out of sand, stone and gold. It glows under the blazing sun, lazy breeze bringing in scents from the desert. Sand swirls in patterns against the columns, an embrace of hot air surrounding the ancient stone, brushing against the hieroglyphs as to write its own story. Gods form out of the heat: gods of black marble and gold, gods of desert and river, gods of life and death. They stand guard against the disruptions of time, their stone shapes wrapped in eternity. There is a place within the Fairelands called The Golden Delta. Won’t you come over and visit? Fantasy Faire is still open this weekend, Sunday is the last official day. If you haven’t yet visited, it’s time to go! Scene: The Golden Delta in Fantasy Faire Skin: Fallen Gods Inc. – Gold PG Scales* in FF The Golden Delta
Loin Cloth & Headdress part of the Gold Skin Pack.
Eyeliner: Fallen Gods Inc. – Soul Markers Simple Egyptian Khol
Mesh: Maitreya Lara Body & Slink Hands/Feet
Hair: Wasabi Pills – Cleo* in FF The Golden Delta
Eyes: IKON – Immortal Eyes Parchment
Collar: The Forge – Pearl Collar in FF Dangarnon
Necklace: Empyrean Forge – Arcadia in FF Serenity
Anklets: Bliensen + MaiTai – Dreki* in FF Lucentia
Particles: Cole’s Corner – Sea Sorcery (Fire)* in FF Lucentia Poses: {NanTra} Eternal Beauty 3 & 6 | Kirin – December Pose 5 & 2


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The Other Depths


There are strange creatures swimming in the depths of OtherWorld. Creatures born as colourful as the world around them, camouflaged within the plants, breathing in same bubbles of magic as the plants fluttering within the currents. They form symbiotic relationships with other creatures, embraces of friendship and support, each lending strength to another in ways the other does not possess. They do not garden, they nurture. For them life flows in one stream that each brings something unique to, for them there is no separation of self from the world, for them they are all one. For them all is life. If you have not yet visited Fantasy Faire, it’s high time! If you happen to be a mer-creature, I warmly recommend the seas of OtherWorld for you. Scene: OtherWorld in Fantasy Faire
Tube Sponge Set & Eggplant Set* new releases by Cerridwen’s Cauldron, in FF OtherWorld Skin: .:Soul:. Gen2 F – Ranitomeya – [FF2016]*  in FF Blackmoor
Hair: Wasabi Pills – Kai* in FF The Golden Delta
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The Secrets of Fae Magic

“Let me tell you a secret,” the lavender fae whispered. “Let me tell you how we fae fly.” She paused, taking to air without as much as a flicker of her petal-covered wings. “The wings have nothing to do with it. Not anymore.” “We fae can draw in ambient energies of imagination, we breathe it in, sense it in our surroundings like sunlight on skin. Just like daystar warms us, imagination and inspiration give us power.” “We channel it and transform it into magic of another kind, of lights and music, of flight and sparkles, and most importantly; we channel it into dance. We laugh, dance, fly, live. They are the same.” There’s no better place to learn to fly and dance than the Fairelands. Fantasy Faire invites you to indulge and experiment with transformations, with magic of inspiration and imagination. Scene: Lucentia in Fantasy Faire Body:
Skin: Pink Fuel – Doll v2 Crystal Pure (blkbrow)
Eyes: IKON – Immortal Eyes Passion
Hair: .Olive.… Read the restsparklefae3bs

Unicorn Knights, the Protectors of the Fairelands

It is a sacred duty to protect the Fairelands, one that all the Unicorn Knights share. For this purpose they are given the Armor of Resilience, the Shield of Strength and the Sword of Hope. In the Fairelands the Darkness has visible forms, ones that a skilled knight may defeat should her belief in her cause and her trust in her companions be strong enough. The unicorns travel with them, not as war mounts, but as friends. Their magic aids the knights, reminding them that even in the parts of the Fairelands where all hope seems lost one can find it from within. From the support of others, friends, family, community. Their journey is long, their service neverending, but they would not want it any other way. They keep the Darkness at bay and hope alive, day after day. Fantasy Faire is open! The portals to the Fairelands have emerged and will bring you through the mists for eleven days before they vanish again. Journey to the Fairelands Junction and acquire a handy teleport HUD from there, or simply travel through all 14 worlds: they form a circle continent.… Read the restunicornknight2bs

Spring Secrets

“But how do the eggs get into the hooman world?” Cheepy the Third inquired. “We work hard all year with the eggs and flowers and butterflies and the exact right tone of yellow, and then one morning they’re just gone!” “It’s the Guardians of Spring Secrets,” chirped Squee the Fifth. “Once we’re aaalmost ready, they send out someone to check our work and when they approve they’ll magic the eggs away, just like that! One wiggle of whiskers and swoosh!” “Not just a swoosh,” Goldiedots the Guardian spoke up, startling the chick workers. “It takes careful calibration of each bush and hiding spot and extremely patient channeling of spring energies. But that-” He paused for a moment, the official tone changing into an excited squee as he hopped next to the tiny bird and egg tree. “Whoooo did this one? This is brilliant!” Cheepy the Third plopped down next to the Guardian, shamelessly proud.Read the resteastereggs3bs