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Ten years of Hope….

And we can hope and dream that before the next ten years are up a cure is found..




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This is the end of the last day of Fantasy Faire's big Tenth Anniversary event. Started in 2008. And I've been blogging it since 2012, more then half of its time on the grid.



I feel so honored to be a blogger for those years. Every year I get told I am selected once again makes my heart soar. And I hope to still be able to do so for as long as the Faire is around and needed.



This year I am grateful that no one in my life has been lost or lost a love one to Cancer during the run. I still have some fighting it but they are on the winning side of their battles right now if not almost beaten it.



One day this fight will be over for EVERYONE and the Fairelands Junction will forever fade into the mist. with perhaps maybe one last hurrah as a party to celebrate the end of Cancer.



This past year was not that year, but we still dealt the Unweaver a HUGE blow with the funds raised in the time the lands where up.… Read the rest


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Memorial Gardens

Today is officially the final day of Fantasy Faire however the Faire will be accessible until the sims fade away. This year’s Faire was an explosion of activity and with over 11 million linden donated to Relay For Life it was a huge success! If you have not had time to visit the event, or … Continue reading Memorial Gardens →

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Fantasy Faire 2018 sim – Ardessa

ARDESSA | SLURL
Sponsored by Emerald Hurst.
Ardessa by Éclair Martinek. – Fairelands Quest: The House of Garland
Ardessa hosts this year’s Fairelands Quest: the location where all the brave adventurers will do their best to aid the Bard Queen.


All my photos of this sim can be seen at this link here

And here we have the last sim. Its a beautiful sim with so much hidden in its forests I could spend hours or days finding it all. But it is also the QUEST sim and so I was on a search for those items! I do highly recommend doing the quest. Theres a link up above and on every sim you can get a stand alone hud for 250L or one with an outfit by Silvan Moon Designs for 350L. Male and female versions. Both Hud packages give you the hud, and a shoulder version of Cheer the Dragon. which you get to keep at the end of the hunt. And besides those you get a TON of prizes for your small fee and that link doesn't even show ALL of them.

I think this was my favorite quest to date. Did NOT see the end coming!… Read the rest

Fantasy Faire 2018 sim – Aetherea – creators

Click here for a list of all the stores on Aetherea with SLURL's to their main stores and to the sim 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 exclusive items, or items by FF vendors only.


So many elegant shops here! many old favs and some new ones. And of course the Creators store Fallen gods which is one of the best fantasy skin stores out there! However, despite Alia doing his best to heal the sim, my computer is old and needs an upgrade and still didn't like it. But that's not the sims fault..but I only got a few shots in before I had to give up and not blog the rest of the items I could have.

I so need a new comp for next years Fantasy Faire!





Silvan Moon Designs did both of the outfits I have on for this sim. This one here is the lovely Golden Age Baroque gown.… Read the rest

Fantasy Faire 2018 sim – Aetherea

AETHEREA | SLURL
Sponsored by Fallen Gods Inc.
Aetherea  by Alia Baroque.
The Immortal embrace where everyone is, where anyone can be and exist, Aetherea is beyond a touch and within reach, she’s a dance of whisps and a vision for an ascended eternal space of time and spirituality.


All my photos of this sim can be seen at this link here

So here is the last of the shopping sims. After this its just the quest sim. And we have a FULL EXTRA WEEK OF FAIRE to do shopping and questing !! The sims will be open till May 7th!

Aetherea, has quite a story behind it, and not tied to the build story. That kinda mirrors the cancer journey. It rose from the faire mist a shining beacon of beauty, then, when faire opened, the sim got sick so very sick. I don't know how other then it was so bad Lindens got involved, the sim got taken offline, wiped clean and Alia even rebuilt the entire thing and a new sim was put in place. Looked the same but, healthier. There's a video here

Now, other then that.… Read the rest

Escape from Bazaar Dungeon

Waking up in the darkness was disconcerting. Eyes open or closed, at first it didn’t matter. At first, it was hard to tell if there was any difference at all. It took a little time, then gradually, the edges began to appear. The texture of cold stone, warm stone, dank corners and humid halls opened … Continue reading Escape from Bazaar Dungeon →

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Fantasy Faire 2018 sim – Tiny Town – Creators

Click here for a list of all the stores on Tiny Town with SLURL's to their main stores and to the sim 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 exclusive items, or items by FF vendors only.


As said before Tiny Town is THE place for Tiny avatars! So many shops focused on them! I had a few outfits that fit my normal avatar then went...what the heck and switched to several full tiny avatars, One of which is FREE at the hubs and the other is also at every hub not just on Tiny Town!




Lets start with one of my fav shots here. This is set up on the sim so you to can get your photo taken with all these tinies! And in it I am wearing the Aquitaine Gown by Little to large which is just a lovely colorful gown that fit in well with the colors of Tiny Town. I paired it with !Lyrical B!zarre's - Histrya Necklace & Crown which are elegant items and come in a few metals and stone colors you can see a close up here




the other dress is by Jenara called Darla and it is a sweet short lil thing and the hud comes with a LOT of colors and patterns to chose from.… Read the rest

Fantasy Faire 2018 Sim – Severina

SEVERINA | SLURL
Sponsored by BattleBeast Breedables.
Severina by Lokii Violet.
From the mists, the village peeks from beneath it’s blanketing shadow, spires that reach to the heavens for salvation that never comes.. It’s spoken only as a myth to some, where creatures of the darkness hold dominion over the very light itself to swaddle the island in the goddess of the night’s sway. Severina sings like a siren’s call, beckoning the wayward travelers from their domiciles; stray not too far without a lantern, and raise your glass and tip your hat to the ferryman, for he may be the last one that sees you to that good rest if you don’t make it to the next night.



All my photos of this sim are at This link here


And from the brightness of the Story Well into the darkness of Severina we go. This sim is Gothic beauty at its finest, even the sea is purple. The harbor is guarded by sentinels high on lighted towers looking down while the buildings loom along the edges.… Read the rest

Fantasy Faire 2018 Sim – The Story Well

THE STORY WELL | SLURL
Sponsored by SWANK.
The Story Well by Lilia Artis & Haveit Neox Main Performance Stage & Fantasy Faire Art Gallery
Horseshoe shaped island which rises from the ocean like a hill. Covered by bright houses and a castle at the summit with the look of a naive painting with primary colors. In the proximity of the castle is a well which is also the entry to the world below the sea; a realm of fantasy creatures. In the far corner of the sim is the performance stage made out of rafts, nearly flush with the ocean.  The audience seats are on sheets of paper that appear to be floating between the stage and the cave entrance at the base of the hill island. The hillside not facing the stage will have a harbor with the fantasy art galleries.


All my photos of this sim are at This link here

This sim just, makes you happy to see it. The bright colors, the crayon kids drawings and playdo buildings. its just a fun build. Up on land AND underwater, I am sure i missed things!… Read the rest

Fantasy Faire 2018 Sim – Athenaeum Arcana – creators

Click here for a list of all the stores on Athenaeum Arcana with SLURL's to their main stores and to the sim 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 exclusive items, or items by FF vendors only.



There are some grand shops tucked away in this library! Even one of the rare pose shops! So have fun shopping!



Lets start off with a gown that makes me giggle due to plot reasons over on Mischief Managed, John Dee's Emborium Wolvesbane gown, Wreath and poisonous plants book, He's got a whole set of things themed around the Aconite plant in fact! More then I am showing here! And i am using the perfect pose for a library from, MMMA and it is simply called 1808.



Next up is this divine gown by Viki called Maggie, it comes with a hud to change the color. I paired it with a necklace from Empyrean Forge called Springleaf necklace, its not their relay offering but MATCHES it, their relay offering is a pair of earrings in the same style.… Read the rest

Fantasy Faire 2018 Sim – Athenaeum Arcana

ATHENAEUM ARCANA | SLURL
Sponsored by ~Jeanette’s Joint~
Athenaeum Arcana (Beq Janus)
Legends tell of a grand library, hidden between our worlds; of archivists and adventurers dedicated to saving the stories that we weave; of vast dimensional portals tearing through the very fabric of reality; and of how at its height, through folly or foul play, it was destroyed. Now, for those lucky few that know how to find it, the once great Athenaeum stands frozen in time at the very moment of destruction. A crossroads between realities, the wildest most incredible bazaar any world has ever seen.



All my photos of this sim are at This link here

So I kept joking that sim is the perfect example of why you "Don't speak latin around the books" Because it is a library that is being destroyed by someone summoning the WRONG thing.

A little confusing to navigate but the story it presents is amazing. Who sealed off the library? What are the giant ferris wheel things?… Read the rest

Fantasy Faire 2018 Sim – Erstwhile – Creators

Click here for a list of all the stores on Erstwhile with SLURL's to their main stores and to the sim 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 exclusive items, or items by FF vendors only.


There's a lot of furniture, landscaping, accessory and skin stores on this one. And only one dress shop. So I picked up two extra dresses from the dress shop to wear. Also apparently the store list had a mix up and Plastik and Air are on here and not the Falls of Hope like I blogged earlier.




This gown is by the Annex and is their actual Relay offering called Olivia, I paired it with the stunning jewelery set by Zuri Rayna called Sweet Bouquet. There is also a set of Earrings but uuh, I can't wear those..you can turn the full bright on and off but i left it on to show it off better.… Read the rest

Fantasy Faire 2018 Sim – Erstwhile

ERSTWHILE | SLURL
Sponsored by The Looking Glass.
Erstwhile (Marcus Inkpen/Sharni Azalee)
A close look here sees walkways, docks… a skyport in the bowl of an enormous crater, wrought from a technology so advanced that it will forever seem ancient. From here, merchants in scarabesque vessels ply their trade between the worlds, between realities. But step back; let the sunlight gleam from the opalescent hulls and they become as petals, the brass and iron of the walkways become stems, to the structures that hold it all together: a magnificent flower, shining in the crater’s embrace. In the middle of it all, a bright light streaks upwards, the connection to those other realities by which these ships journey to places as yet undreamed. This is the gateway of now. The launching off point for those brave souls that are truly ready for the future.


All my photos of this sim are at This link here

I love this sim. The pallet of colors that was used is just so very appealing to me.… Read the rest

Fantasy Faire 2018 Sim – Sanoria – Creators

Click here for a list of all the stores on Sanoria with SLURL's to their main stores and to the sim 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 exclusive items, or items by FF vendors only.


In those sanddune looking shops are a number of great stores! the color inside hidden by the outside. Do explore and shop!




I am going to start off by showing this divine FULL OUTFIT by Dreaming thicket, it even comes with the hair! it's called Verbena and suits the desert sim perfectly




Next up is a super short dress, that could easily be paired with tights or leggings by Moonlitecat Creations called Sanoria Mini Dress> I paired it with some armbands by Semi-Precious called Starlight, hud color change I went with purple and silver! Close up here And lastly floating about me is the Candle Invocation by Deadly Nightshade



My last outfit is by Just Imagine called Spright gold, it would make a lovely wedding gown as it comes with a veil and headdress!… Read the rest

Fantasy Faire 2018 Sim – Sanoria

Sanoria | SLURL | SHOPS
Sponsored by Dragon Magick Wares, Spyralle, Tai'Dyed & Sandhands.

Sanoria Designed by Chic Aeon.

Soft sands and warm breezes speak of a age long ago when ancients, no longer tethered to time and place, departed Sanoria in search of others of their kind. Ruins, seemingly deserted, still hold echoes of their essence and when the Southern winds call pilgrims come. They know not why — only that there is magic in the land that calls to them and they cannot resist.



All my photos of this sim are at This link here

Sanoria has a stark beauty it its desert desolation. The buildings all look like they where either carved out of sand stone by the wind, or are left overs from a long dead civilization. Not a green plant to be seen among the sands.

A few other remnants of the lost society are to be seen, by way of bits and pieces of metal scattered about.. And a story of them to be searched for. Find 10, well, they look like manhole covers To be honest, but ten mystical round stones to collect all the parts of the story then return to one of the ones by either entrance to get the entire tale.… Read the rest

Fantasy Faire 2018 Sim – The Bazaar Dungeon – Creators

Click here for a list of all the stores on The Bazaar Dungeon 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 exclusive items, or items by FF vendors only.



There are some great stores tucked away in the middle of the Dungeon so make the trek and find them!






Lets start with a white gown from Sakide called Osonia, it comes with a hud to change it from three shades of white. I paired it with a hud color change necklace from ThatChick called Stolen Magic, you can see it more detailed here and lastly I am also wearing a new hair by Curious Kitties called Elven Criminal.




Next up is an outfit by the always amazing Azul called Rafa. Great for belly dancers! I put on the Barioth Dragon Bracelet by Lilith's Den but it attached to my neck so went with it and wore it as a torque.… Read the rest

Fantasy Faire 2018 Sim – The Bazaar Dungeon

The Bazaar Dungeon | SLURL | SHOPS
Sponsored by Secrets of Gaia.

The Bazaar Dungeon Designed by Loki Eliot.

An ancient Elven prison, once filled with shifting walls to trap the incarcerated, now breached, opened and repurposed for trade. A subterranean world, where the glowing path assures safety and passages remain as yet unexplored – perhaps trapped, perhaps filled with undiscovered treasures worthy of the risk. And at the center of it all, the ever-watching eye, ancient guardian of this place, waiting to rest its gaze upon those who tread too carelessly.


All my photos of this sim are at This link here

Fantasy Faire Roleplay is in this sim! Read about the Magpies and the plot at this link

Table Top Gaming is in this sim! A new fun thing for this year in Fantasy Faire, Learn more here

IF YOU CAN MANAGE IT YOU WANT TO HAVE MATERIALS ENABLED IN YOUR GRAPHICS ON THIS SIM! There are things you will miss if you do not have them running. I am not even kidding. And the change between with and with out is mind blowing.… Read the rest

Fantasy Faire 2018 Sim – Astrid’s Nemeton

Astrid's Nemeton | SLURL | SHOPS
Sponsored by Rivendale.

Astrid's Nemeton Designed by lrriven

Welcome traveler to these lands of hope.
This is a place where miracles happen, where magic lives on the air and graces every being who walks its paths. Here the cursed come seeking refuge and the blessed offer a guiding hand to those in need. These are the lands of faerie, just on the edge of humanities borders. This is the seat of the last of the great druids; Astrid. Her nemeton, the rocky crags, hidden grottos, and lush plateaus is a safe home for all of the fae.
Many who breach our borders come seeking salvation, and we can offer that. But we are faerie and everything has its price.
Astrid’s Nemeton hosts all the teams of One Team Initiative, as well as the information headquarters for the KNH Hope Hostel. It also features the second performance stage, The Theatre of the Mists.

One Team Initiative | KNH Hope Hostel

Performances: Group Introductions & Schedule



All my photos of this sim are at This link here

I'm back a day later then planned, Ren Faire Kicked my tail and I was dead on Monday.… Read the rest

New releases from Wilds of Organica at Fantasy Faire 2018!

Fantasy Faire is probably one of the most long-standing events still held yearly within Second Life. It’s moved in lockstep with the Relay for Life movement since at least 2009 and I can count myself fortunate to be a part of it for many many years. There are relatively few events which are offered at the same scale for the wide spectrum of fantasy and scifi genres and I’m happy to say that, for the most part, I’ve had positive experiences – at least enough which keep me coming back year after year. This year, I’ve chosen to release Corgi avatars on the virtual world! More details are available here, but I’ll just say that five coats are available to start, including a special RFL Pearl Lavender exclusive. Additionally, I have decided to release a new line of coats for the kittens – Point furs! These are coats where the majority of the coat is a pale, creamy colour and the snout, ears, paws and tail gradiate towards a darker colour.… Read the restNew releases from Wilds of Organica at Fantasy Faire 2018!

Fantasy Faire 2018 Sim -Pools of Ethuil

Pools of Ethuil | SLURL | SHOPS
Sponsored by Roawenwood

Pools of Ethuil Searlait Nitschke)
Nestled among the highest branches of spring trees, the southern Elves make their home above watery lowlands. This is a tranquil, mystical place in the heart of nature, wrought from the gentle shades of nature’s palette, where aerial pathways hang in the spaces between dwellings and the leaves are warmed by sun above and lights below.

All my photos of this sim are at This link here


The Pools of Ethuil is a beautiful elven village nestled among tall trees. It has a calm tranquil feeling that just washes over you as you sit and relax in it.

The center highlight of the sim is the pool in the middle that leads up to and helps set off the building that houses Rowenwood's store. Perched atop it is a mystical Red crystal that spins and floats among smaller sparkles.

But nestled about are small hidden areas, including a very special one dedicated so someone that loved Mushrooms. See if you can find it and read about her!… Read the rest