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On 23rd July, Huckleberry Hax passed the Paper Crown on to me and to be honest I was not sure if I would be able to do the Crown justice. Specially after seeing pics of previous Kings and Queens and Huck’s way in particular – he wrote a poem, a story, that made me want to see his next line every day.

I felt honoured, of course, and found a way to incorporate the Crown in my images – not so much in my regular Second Life, but it was only for a month and a wonderful journey! Those of you following my Flickr have seen I did a daily picture, depicting a song about Queen or King. OK, I have missed a few days – due to Real Life obligations – but in the end I have made 30 images, 28 of them accompanied by a song of music piece. (The two pics missing a song are one from the Passing of the Crown and one of me partying on my Rezzday)

I’ve created a playlist, in order of publication on Flickr, of all the songs – mostly for myself, but I thought I would share it anyway:

Playlist [Paper Crown] August 2017 – Caitlin Tobias
(yes, the playlist contains 27 songs – instead of 28 – since one of them “Queen of Peace by Florence and the Machine is not available on YouTube, I have used a link to Vevo)

And also, this image is a link to my album on Flickr with all the pictures:

Paper Crown

Tomorrow I will pass the Paper Crown on to the next King or Queen, who that is…just watch Flickr and you will find out!

For now, I will post the last work of my reign and will return to a Second Life as a civilian again. I am looking forward to that too!

Cheers to A New King/Queen!

[Paper Crown] - Time for a new QueenKing

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Savor Serenity is a brandnew sim, owned and decorated by the talented Tári Zephira (gidgette.adagio) and it will open to the public on 1 september. I was honoured and delighted getting a preview access!

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Tári – who is also the owner of Hobbiton – has done an amazing job in creating this fantasy world, a place fit for a queen! And elves! Well, and really a place everyone else should visit once it is open. I loved the details and overall ambiance – the pictures I took are all taken with the regional windlight, which is perfect as is.

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I am sure Savor Serenity will become a favourite for Second Life Photographers with a passion for fantasy and those who enjoy elegant landscaping and decor!

If you go there and take pictures, do not forget to add them to the Savor Serenity Flickr group. Donation mushrooms are available to leave a tip, to help Tári keeping this place up and running for all of us to enjoy!

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Speaking of Flickr…I will add my pictures to the Flickr group soon – but only after I have passed the Paper Crown to the next Queen/King!

[Paper Crown] - Queen of the Woods

[Paper Crown] – Queen of the Woods


One of the most hilarious traditions on the Fantasy Faire is: the tour with the bus over the Fairelands.
Every year, skilled and certified bus-driver,  Alia Baroque welcomes all who dare…err…want,  to  his bus for a special tour around the Faire. A wonderful way to enjoy the scenery and have a look at all the amazing places from your comfortable seat in the vehicle.

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Last night the first tour was scheduled, how fitting: on #worldpenguinday and I was one of the lucky passengers to get a seat! We departed from The Rose and ̶t̶h̶e̶n̶ ̶c̶r̶a̶s̶h̶e̶d̶ ̶i̶n̶t̶o̶ ̶, arrived at Dawns Promise for a short break. After that refreshing pause we got to see the wonders of The Hills where Alia The Penguin t̶h̶r̶e̶w̶ ̶u̶s̶ ̶o̶u̶t̶ ̶o̶f̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶b̶u̶s̶ ̶m̶i̶d̶a̶i̶r̶, let us wander about a bit to have a good look. Amazing sim!

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Did you know Raven’s Perch looks absolutely delightful from a 90 degrees view? Recommended!

Unfortunately I was not able to sit out the entire tour d̶u̶e̶ ̶t̶o̶ ̶a̶i̶r̶ ̶s̶i̶c̶k̶n̶e̶s̶s̶ because of an important meeting and I had to jump off on Chaddul Ro.

If you have time, and see the bus passing by, hop on and do the tour, it is: A Sweet Ride!


The Fairelands Quest: The Bard Queen’s Song is now open!

Every landing point in the Fairelands has Quest HUDs available for purchase. There are two HUD-versions:

  • L250: Basic HUD (HUD & the shoulder companion)
  • L350: Deluxe HUD (HUD, the shoulder companion & custom outfit for both men and women)

The custom outfits are created and donated by Silvan Moon Designs, one of our Faire sponsors, and they look absolutely stunning!

The Quest offers you a dragon hoard sized pile of prizes, one per Faireland and then the end treasure from the Faireland creators!

Fantasy Faire 2017 - Morbus - A blogpost

Most importantly, it offers you a chance to be the Hero of the Fairelands and save the Bard Queen! Don’t delay, the days are fleeting and she needs your help! Hints and tips, if you need them are available!

Are you brave and fierce enough to wander around this grim and desolate place, doing the Fantasy Faire 2017 quest? I salute you, oh fearless Fairefolk….!

Useful link:
Help and hints

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Did you know the Fairefolk, the residents of the Fantasy Faire,  are actually really hardcore party-peeps?
They will not end a day without a party and dancing, and that is why the Faire Chylde is such a great place. Docked at Kakushi Pasu – the home of the Literary Festival – this Dragon borne ship is the heart of the parties.

Fantasy Faire 2017 - Party Peeps - A Blogpost

Kayle Matzerath at the FF Kickoff party

So, if you are in for some dancing and chatting after a day of exploring and shopping on the Fairelands, why not come over and join the fun and meet creators, sim builders and other Fairefolk?

You will be amazed on how friendly they are, okay…some are not to happy to see Elves – like Ciaran and my friend Huckleberry/Gollum (yes, he looks a bit tired these days…..), who both seem to think one should never trust an Elf!?
But besides that, it is all good fun! Really!

He would not let me touch his ring...

‘I know what you Elves are like’

 

Just check out the Fantasy Faire Calender of Events  for party-times. And oh….did you know…you can listen to the music played at the parties anyway, by tuning in to Fantasy Faire Radio?


THE event of the year, since years in Second Life for me is:  The Fantasy Faire. And I am thrilled, excited ánd very proud that the FF 2017 organisation again asked me to contribute on the official Fantasy Faire website/blog as guest author and as photographer.

The Fantasy Faire 2017 will span 15 sims and I am already sure they all will be amazing, the Fairelands open to the public 20-30 April and it is an offical SL RFL event. One of the biggest in Second Life.

Merchants can apply already and blogger application will open soon, for more information on that,  please check the offical Fantasy Faire website!

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On a side note, there is this.

One of the veteran Fantasy Faire sim designers for years is Elicio Ember, known from his home Cerridwen Cauldron and his awesome sims for past Fantasy Faires.
This year he had to pull out from the Faire, for personal – tragic – reasons, his father got seriously ill and in the country he lives (Mexico) , treatment is possible but at a high cost.
Due to circumstances, all explained on this website Filling the Cauldron, Elicio cannot be a part of his beloved Faire as he is facing not only caring for his father but also a lot of medical costs.

 

The Fantasy Faire community and lovers of Cerridwen’s Cauldron have stepped up, and while Elicio will not be able to participate in this years Faire, the Second Life community can participate by helping him out.

 

 

 

RUNNING FROM SATURDAY APRIL 1ST THROUGH SUNDAY APRIL 9TH, Filling the Cauldron will be a region-wide event at Holly Kai Park  – by Inara Pey and Caitlin Pey (caitlyn015.resident) in the beautiful Blake sea, and will be featuring:

–   Live music and DJ performances at the park’s main events venue
–   An art display inspired by Elicio’s work
–   An auction
–   A special Design a Garden contest with a very special prize
–   A photo contest with special prizes
–   A market area, Cerridwen’s Corner – a mini-store of Elicio’s creations, allowing you to buy his items & visit his main store.

Filling the Cauldron. Check it out.

See you at the Fantasy Faire!