Archive for 'Softpaw the Fairy Cat'

 

A weekend of Hope

On 23rd July 2015 · By Softpaw Sommer · With Leave a comment
In Fashion, Second Life, Softpaw the Fairy Cat · Tags ,


Click for bigger



“Hope” is the thing with feathers -
That perches in the soul -
And sings the tune without the words -
And never stops - at all -

And sweetest - in the Gale - is heard -
And sore must be the storm -
That could abash the little Bird
That kept so many warm -

I’ve heard it in the chillest land -
And on the strangest Sea -
Yet - never - in Extremity,
It asked a crumb - of me.

~~~ Emily Dickinson


Relay weekend has come and gone, seems like both it happened in a flash and also took forever. So much money raised and even more Hope. Hope that in the Future we wont HAVE to Relay as a cure has been found for Cancer.

And so now that it is over the sims are coming down in a few hours. I managed to get to all but three of the campsites after relay before they where removed by their teams. Some fantastic builds this year. I've got all my photos at the following links

http://www.softpaw.org/LJimages/SL/RFLSL2015pre photos taken before Relay weekend. I got one shot at least of each of the camps

http://www.softpaw.org/LJimages/SL/RFLSL2015 photos taken during Relay, lots of shenanigans with other people and shots of some of the fun avatars that run the track.… Read the rest


Contents

Advertisement

Recent Posts

Calendar

July 2015
M T W T F S S
« Jun    
 12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
2728293031  

Relay for Life of Secondlife 2015 Is over for the year

On 19th July 2015 · By Softpaw Sommer · With Leave a comment
In Fashion, Second Life, Softpaw the Fairy Cat · Tags

Click for Bigger




The joy and bittersweetness of it is setting in. Was it a record year like the past few? No, but after last years big 10th anniversary blow out, that makes sense. Bit of a scale back after all the extremeness of last year. Was it still a great year? Of course! We raised $262,848 with more due in by the end of August! That's not a small amount. 1229 people ran the track, and I made my personal goal of beating last years 12 laps by one lap. Despite some worse then ever sim crossing issues before the Luminara ceremony. AND I made my none Secondlife donation goal! look!





The last $50 came from a Ren Faire friend who is a survivor. They've asked I not state their name though. Got it in JUSt as I was about to go to bed so made for a GREAT ending for my Relay!

Now, to go into these camps in more detail and see all the great things people built! Some great looking interactive builds this year!


And I leave you with a shot of Steelheads Camp. Lunar did a great job this year.


Click for Bigger



View original post on Softpaw the Fairy Cat of Second LifeRead the rest

The Luminaria Ceremony

On 19th July 2015 · By Softpaw Sommer · With Leave a comment
In Fashion, Second Life, Softpaw the Fairy Cat · Tags

Click for Bigger


Missing those gone and Thinking of those fighting the cancer battle.

I chose to hold a lantern this year instead of a candle to represent the bright light that Relay is in the fight towards candle. Leading the way to a cure.









View original post on Softpaw the Fairy Cat of Second LifeRead the rest

Waiting to Relay for Life 2015!!

On 18th July 2015 · By Softpaw Sommer · With Leave a comment
In Fashion, Second Life, Softpaw the Fairy Cat · Tags
On the track, waiting for Relay to start. last night I got a shot of each of the camp sights, Will get a good set of Steelheads amazing camp sight. And Soon Time to hit the track!



click for bigger






click for bigger



Close up of my jewelry. I have on two necklaces that mean hope, The KM Dash of Hope Fairy Dust RFL I got at fantasy faire this year, The Bit of Hope necklace I got at fantasy faire a few years ago. And the Jewelry I wear in support of two friends, one who WON her cancer battle last year and one whose battle is just starting. Kali the Celtic Knot Necklace is for you and Momo the Bracelets are for you. Love you both.






View original post on Softpaw the Fairy Cat of Second LifeRead the rest

Beached Dreams

I'm too pleased with this shot to NOT show it off now..



click for bigger


Outfit - tailJOMO Female mermaid tail(Pink)SLURL
outfit - Shell bra - not seen*BOOM* Atlantean Shells (fantasia) SLURL
Hair""D!va"" Hair "Ariel" SLURL
HairHair and bra gotten at Collabor88SLURL
PoseTaliesins Tails Merpose7 Static animationSLURL
Sim~Pandora Box of Dreams~ Dream 004: Del Mar DreamSLURL






I'll have a full post on this sim after Relay Weekend, but I just LOVE LOVE LOVE how this shot turned out and couldn't wait to show it off...

And I love this tail by Jomo, Sayige Lotus had one on when I saw her at Fantasy fair and I HAD to get my own. It moves so beautifully!



View original post on Softpaw the Fairy Cat of Second LifeRead the rest

oops I did it again

So yeah, after Fantasy fair ended this year ren faire season hit and hit HARD. It was an especially hard run between the weather *sooo much rain in Oklahoma* , some issues with other people on cast, and the plumbing in my house had major problems. So something had top give, and it was blogging secondlife. I've been trying to get back into the swing of it but none of the sims I went to and photographed really connected with me enough to make an effort to blog them on their own.

So in an attempt to get back into things. I'm doing a "whoops I forgot to blog these places" post and post links and photos to a few sims I never got around to blogging. This goes back to last year! Oldest item first

First up! Kagami 2014 - A Japanese horror event http://www.softpaw.org/LJimages/SL/Kagami14

This was a fun adventure game, not so big on the horror IMO that was on a really beautifully done sim. It was a little tricky and you had to be careful what you wore as it had a script limit. But it was worth it in the end.… Read the rest

Happy Independence day!

It's America's Birthday! Have a great time today!




Click for Bigger


View original post on Softpaw the Fairy Cat of Second LifeRead the rest

Happy Fairy day!

On 24th June 2015 · By Softpaw Sommer · With Leave a comment
In Fashion, Second Life, Softpaw the Fairy Cat · Tags


Click for bigger



http://www.examiner.com/article/international-fairy-day-is-june-24

View original post on Softpaw the Fairy Cat of Second LifeRead the rest

Welcome Summer

On 23rd June 2015 · By Softpaw Sommer · With Leave a comment
In Fashion, Second Life, Softpaw the Fairy Cat · Tags
A day late due to post Renfaire Crash...



Click for bigger


View original post on Softpaw the Fairy Cat of Second LifeRead the rest

13 years…

And a week and a day..


 
Click for bigger
 I had problems with graphic card drivers and Secondlife, so thats why this is a week late.

June 1st is my wedding anniversary to Adar. 13 years now! :)

View original post on Softpaw the Fairy Cat of Second LifeRead the rest

Till next year..



Click for Bigger


Fantasy Faire 2015 is over for the year. The sims are still up for a few more days, till Linden Labs takes the magic away. But the faire events are done with. Just sight seeing and a weee bit of shopping to still do.

So far the totals for Money raised for Relay For Life is $30,752 USD. WOW! I believe that is a new fantasy faire record.

Thank you to all the amazing creators that offered such a wide variety of items for sale that helped raise that amount. And all those that just straight up donated. Thank you

One day we will win this battle against cancer and it is thanks to people that donate to fund the research that it will happen. But the money wont go to just that. It goes to help those currently fighting deal with it, be it treatments, emotional support or needed information.





View original post on Softpaw the Fairy Cat of Second LifeRead the rest

Fantasy Faire 2015 Sim – Ravenshold and the 2015 Hunt, The Lost Land

Ravenshold (by Rynn Verwood)The hunt sim, hosting the second part of the Fairelands Hunt: The Lost Land. The snow-clad island stands slightly aside of the Fairelands circle, silent in its solitude. What secrets does it hold?

I am combining a post about the Faire hunt and the post about Ravenshold, the sim that the second part of the hunt takes place on, together as its logic. I am going to try to not be to spoilery, but some of my photos in the album link below may have some spoilers. And if you wish to read and exceptional guide to the hunt, that helps but doesn't outright GIVE the answers head on over to Deoridhe at Primdolls and check out hers. First part is here and second part is here.

You can pick up a hunt hud at any landing point on all the Faire sims, and randomly if a nfew other places. You'll have two choices, one that is just the hud, the other comes with a cute outfit by Bare Rose, which you can see in my photos of the hunt and Ravenshold, except the hat it came with.… Read the rest

Vallacia creators – meadowWorks, Avatar Bizarre , Arachne, and Epic Toy factory

Click here for a list of all the stores on Wildehaven Marsh a 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.

And so, here we have my last Sim Creators highlight for Fantasy Faire 2015. I'd like to thank ALL our wonderful creators that came out to support the cause. Not just the ones I blogged. They are all very generous in both what they gifted to us bloggers, but with their time, energy and creativity in making items to sell to raise funds for Relay For Life. The gorgeous sims and amazing creations are great, but it is the cause of Fighting Cancer that really brings us all together. And it is a fight we will win one day. And that is what makes Fantasy Faire the amazing thing it is. So thank you, for your help in that.… Read the rest

Fantasy Faire 2015 Sim – Vallacia

VALLACIA | SLURL | SHOPS
Sponsored by Epic Toy Factory. Vallacia (by Mayah Parx)A floating market town, a bustling trade hub where denizens of the Fairelands come to trade for even the most obscure of items. Dark & weatherbeaten, all matter of constructions crisscross the waters to keep this hodgepodge of shacks,stalls and barges afloat. Magical mysteries abound in this haven for traders and thieves alike.

Like a floating version of the marketplace at the start of Stardust, Vallacia is the stunning last of the fairelands shopping sims. I have gone "round the clock", and all that is left is the hunt. PHEW!

It holds creator Mayah Parx, AKA the Toymaker, signature style. A few scattered "flufflula" trees and the colored windows in the buildings tipped it off to me. The sim is all platforms and water, so I have fun trying to NOT end up in the drink like I usually do on over the water walkways. I loved the lamps along the walkways and some of the stores set out rezed versions of their items adding to the sutble whimsy of the sim.… Read the rest

Wildehaven Marsh creators – Beyond Persuasion, Solarium, BluPrintz and more

Click here for a list of all the stores on Wildehaven Marsh a 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.

Just a few outfits from here...Also the note card I had listing creators alphabetically first then sim second had a small mistake and listed Black Tulip on Poppetsborough when it is really on Wildhaven, or possibly both...so I used one of their poses again here!



Click for bigger


First up we have a simple but pleasant gown by Beyond Persuasion Design called {W}Dragon realm: Spell seeker gown . Yes the sleeves really do go down quite a bit past your fingertips!



Click for bigger


Next up is a gorgeous silk like gown by Solarium called Flora! I think this is the first time I've seen a dress from them, they are more known for their spell systems.… Read the rest

Fantasy Faire 2015 Sim – Wildehaven Marsh

WILDEHAVEN MARSH | SLURL | SHOPS
Sponsored by Solarium. Wildehaven Marsh (by Rynn Verwood)Settled at the edge of a lake, the village was created centuries ago, as a safe haven for those who practiced magic. An air of abandonment floats over the town now, however don’t be fooled, its magic is still much alive as one can see in the soft glows shining through the ivy covered windows.

Wildehaven Marsh is a lovely little town, full of one of my favorite styles of buildings, on the edge of a calm lake. Candles grouped on the stone walls light your way in the evening as you make your way through the sim. A small touch i rather liked. And hovering above it all, watching the slumbering hamlet, is Fairechylde 2 the Fantasy Faire radio Dragon. Making yet another appearance in the Faire lands.

Its another simple yet lovely sim, a good rest of the senses after the previous amazing sims. Nice and calm, like a quite cabin in the woods by a lake.

You can see all my photos at this link here and a few more select ones at my flickr page



Click for Bigger




Click for Bigger


]

Click for Bigger




Click for Bigger




View original post on Softpaw the Fairy Cat of Second LifeRead the rest

YoZakura Creators – Anachron, SAKIDE, Rook, Azul and more

Click here for a list of all the stores on YoZakura 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.

With it's obvious Japanese theme YoZakura attracted a few creators along those lines.



Click for bigger


Lets start with this simple but lovely Kimono by Anachron called Women's Kimono. If it has a more unique name its not on my box. This Kimono is very nice, simple, but with a hud to let you change around some of the colors. and a bit of the styling. The pose I am using is also available on the sim from Rook, it's called Butterflies in a jar and I found it quite enchanting.



Click for bigger


Next up we have a fantasy fairy gown from Azul. The sketch butterflies see in the shot are part of the outfit!… Read the rest

Fantasy Faire 2015 Sim – YoZakura

YOZAKURA | SLURL | SHOPS
Sponsored by Fuubutsu Dou. YoZakura (by Nya Alchemi)In the late hours of the night, visit the Japanese Hanami Festival and dream… Traveler behold As Midnight courts the Moon and Cherry blossoms dance

For those that don't know the Japanese Hanami Festival is also called the Sakura Blossom festival. A tradition that happens in spring when the cherry trees are in bloom. People will go to the parks and picnic under the trees as the blossoms fall. It sounds quite lovely.

YoZakura lets you get a taste of that tradition, but with a magical twist you can only get in Secondlife. Atop floating cliffs a dragon guards the town hosting the festival, while in the waters lotus fish swim about lazily.

The sim was designed as a night festival but I turned the windlight to a setting sun for a bit to show some of the color and details you miss when its a dark sim. Then went back to the sim windlight, which shows off the gentle glow of lamps and magical trees.… Read the rest

Spires of Andolys creators – Junbug, White Amory, Poet’s Heart, Muse and more

Click here for a list of all the stores on Spires of Andolyswith 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.

So much pretty!



Click for bigger


Lets start with this lovely gown called Lady Lysa Rose by Feyline Fashions . I love the neckline of it and how it moves nightly even though it's mesh. The ruffles and the jewels on the collar add just the right touch.



Click for bigger


Here we have a short spunky purple dress by .HollyWeird called Belle! I love the pattern on the bubble style skirt.



Click for bigger


Why yes I am aware I mixed my fairy tales in this shot :P This is Junbug's relay offering called Riding Hood, the relay color is obviously RED, but you can get it in other shades as well. The hood is one piece with the gown so choose your hair carefully with it!… Read the rest

Fantasy Faire 2015 Sim -Spires of Andolys

SPIRES OF ANDOLYS | SLURL | SHOPS
Sponsored by Dwarfins. Spires of Andolys (by Jaimy Hancroft/Eowyn Swords)Crooked little fantasy styled houses inspired by the fairytales of your childhood. Centered around a magnificent castle that would be the envy of Sleeping Beauty. Careful though, the castle guards a secret dungeon hidden deep within its bowels where the darkest villains are forever forgotten

Oh sweet, sweet magical things. To say that this is my favorite of all the Faire sims this year is a VAST understatement. But then that is what to expect when you make a fairy tale themed sim loaded with DISNEY references! There may have been a lot of squealing when I spotted stuff. Especially on my first run through last Thursday. One piece in particular sent me into fits of glee. It involved a fountain and some sheep...

All the big ones are represented, except Frozen, and a few "lesser" ones. You can find things that represent Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella, Snow White, Alice In Wonderland, Sleeping Beauty and more!… Read the rest