Miro Collas, the creator of L’Uomo, returns to sponsor Fantasy Faire. He shares with us his love for the Faire, the favourites among his own work and his reasons to keep on sponsoring. You can read Miro’s previous interviews here: 2014 | 2013
This is not your first year sponsoring Fantasy Faire. What made you decide to return and do it again?
I very much support what FF is doing, for RFL. Cancer has touched my life several times, first my mother, then a very close fiend, and currently my father.
You create muscled mesh bodies for men. Is it possible to turn them non-human in skin-tone, something more fantasy-like? Drows, elementals, demons and such? Are there easy ways for a customer to do this, or does it require knowledge in working with the development kits?
There are fantasy skins available for the avatars, yes, from Fallen Gods, Hachka Taluna and Prodigal, to name just a few. The easiest way for customers to do something fantasy is clearly to just buy something that exists. ;-) Otherwise, he would need the skills to create a skin of his own – but this is no different from needing a skin for a standard (non mesh) SL avatar. Having the skin textures, they can easily be applied via normal editing, as the avatars are all moddable.
Do you have favourites in your vast collection of work you have done here? Any specific creations that you are extremely fond and proud of? Or do you love them all equally?
To be honest, I enjoy the L’Uomo avatars a great deal. I’ve been wearing one since the first one I made, a few years back. ;-) And that’s a first for me, as I tend to not wear items I have created for resale.
What is your favourite Faire-memory? What are you looking forward to most this year in the Faire?
There is no one specific thing I could point to. There have been many memorable moments. Jail and Bail is always fun, doing silly things with other creators, seeing amazing builds and products. I look forward to FF each year, and while it is running, I go daily, to explore and enjoy the amazing display of creativity. :-)
Thank you, Miro, for taking the time to talk with us. Thank you for joining us again in the Fairelands!
Stevie Basevi, the Dark Regent of Sanctuary RP Community tells us how it was to roleplay within the Fairelands last year and what we can expect of the Sanctuary RP Community this year. Look for them in the Spires of Andolys and join in their roleplay!
Sanctuary RP Community was sponsoring the Faire last year. What made you return and do it again?
We had such a great time last year with our RP, even though we came in a little late. We played, shopped, made some great new friends, and now feel very much a part of the Fantasy Faire family! This past year, I lost a very dear SL friend, Sammie Jestyr, to cancer, and I’d like to dedicate Sanctuary’s participation in the Faire to her.
What was it like roleplaying in the Fairelands? Tell us a bit about the experience.
It was a hoot! But it was also very touching to look around the sims every day, seeing so many people united for a single cause. I was honored to be a part of it. It was also very interesting and fun to be in such an open forum, inviting passers by to be a part of our scenes every day. The whole experience worked out so much better than I ever imagined it would.
What can we expect of Sanctuary RP Community during the Faire this year?
Well, same as last year, the Faire comes at the end of Sanctuary’s anniversary! This year will be the 5th year of Sanctuary in its current incarnation, and we are very proud of that. We will uncover much of Sanctuary’s origins this year along with some very surprising facts that up till now had been kept secret. There will be accusations, betrayals, and even a trial! It should be most interesting.
What’s your roleplay history like? Tabletop, mmorpgs, chatrooms, larp… how does Second Life roleplay compare and differ from these?
Simple answer, lol, SL is the first and only RP game I’ve ever played, so I don’t have anything to compare it to, but what a rush it is!
Do you have a favourite Faire memory? What are you looking forward to most this year?
I think my favorite Faire memory is of people I’d never met before coming to RP with us, and really enjoying themselves. We had an incredible time and met some wonderful people. I look forward to much of the same this year.
Thank you, Stevie, for taking the time to talk with us. Thank you to all of Sanctuary for bringing the Fairelands so much more alive!