All posts by Caitlin Tobias

An SL explorer, blogger, Einzelgänger, wannabee fashionista, Dutch, traveller, terrible builder, shopper, usually friendly - just very private.

All good things…

…come to an end.

And while the Faire will still be up and filled with events today (see this page with all activities for today!), the Fairelands will disappear at some point after today,  so this is my last blogpost for this years Fantasy Faire.

Fantasy Faire 2015 - Thank you for the music - A blogpost
Fantasy Faire Radio, thank you for the music!

It was an honour and I have, as every year, enjoyed all the sims – no exceptions, no favourites! The people, the parties, the amazing creations, the fun, the shopping, the awesome amount that is raised for RFL…wow what a week it has been!

Fantasy Faire 2015 - See you in 2016 - A blogpost
See you in the Fairelands in 2016!

For now, I wish you a fun-filled and magical day on the Faire and hope to see you all back next year <3.
Hopefully Cinderella will not mind that I am using her carriage to take my stuff back to my home (if I can remember the LM!)…

Fantasy Faire 2015 - The Carriage home -  A blogpost
All packed up and ready to head home…..

Take care everyone!


So much Faire, so little time!

This weekend is the last weekend the Faire is inworld, after the weekend it will be gone…the 11 and a half months of me feeling homeless will begin.
BUT! No sadness. Nope! There is still this whole weekend to enjoy the Faire to it fullest and contribute to Relay For Life, if you want.

I, for one, will keep living on the Fairelands till they disappear and have fun doing so!

The past week I discovered I like being a Mermaid, I’ve met wonderful people, seen shows that were amazing and  I have ordered a real-life Fantasy Faire pendant!

[Give me the night], I'll give you the morning in return
@ Poseidons Abbys

You can too, just like me, take a bit of the Faire with you! Keeping it close  till next year, either by buying the Odyssey or Spires of Andolys builds, the wonderful RL- pendant or participate or buy the FF  Calendar.

Fantasy Faire 2015 - Odyssey - V
The waterhorse from Meadowworks, here shown at Odyssey, but a special version is up in the silent auction!

I am thrilled to see how much the Faire has raised for RFL, after all..that is what it is all about.

Please have a look at the Silent Auction, – ending today at 5PM SLT,  a perfect way to obtain a special piece of this year’s Fantasy Faire.

Fantasy Faire 2015 - Butterfly Strong - I
“RFL Butterfly Strong”  a lovely performance by JenzZa Misfit, at Poseidon’s Abyss

Please support RFL and most of all:  ENJOY AND CELEBRATE LIFE. For us, for those we lost, for those who start life, for all of us.

Happy Faire weekend to all of you <3!

Splats and photobombing, A day at the Faire..

First of all, I have to say I am very, very honoured to be part of the team of Fantasy Faire Photographers (and writers)!
For me, this annual event is something I look forward to every year, starting the moment the Faire ends.

* (FF Photographers: Dancing Veeper, Alisaundra Andel, Dr. Justen Tyme, Wildstar Beaumont, Tamzin Zigalia,  Asher Law and yours truly)

I have gotten the most lovely compliments and comments on the pics I have published so far, and that makes me smile so much. I do my best to visually document the amazing sims, for now and for when we have to wait another 12 months till the next Faire appears.

Splat and Photobombed, a Fantasy Faire Blogpost
zOMG. I was just changing outfits and ‘someone’ put a shiny tower over me (@ Aurora)

Being a ‘FF Photographer’  meant that I have had the privilege to access the sims even before the merchants got in and set up their shops.
This is why a lot of my pictures are without vendors, no crowds and it made it possible to go all the way into ultra graphics and huge distance draw,  taking high-res pics without crashing.
I hope this answers some of the questions I got on how I managed some of my images. No secret magic in there (sigh….), no derendering, hardly any post processing needed on sims without vendors and no people on it, did that trick for me :).

Splat and Photobombed, a Fantasy Faire Blogpost
‘[2015/04/20] Alia Baroque: SPLAT!’ (@ Odyssey)

Those pics are for the imagery archive of the Faire, are used as teasers on websites, for posters and so on.
The Faire is still incredibly photogenic, we – the FF Photographers – keep on snapping pics every day, we do not stop!

You should too, and add your images to the Fantasy Faire Flickr group!  Or even join the Calendar-contest and get the change to have  your image in the real life Fantasy Faire Calender 2016!
And even if you are not into taking pics, you should come visit and be in awe!

Splat and Photobombed, a Fantasy Faire Blogpost
Photobombed by Rynn Verwood and Lauren Thibaud (@ Tangleshimmer Grove)

Also. The life of an SL Photographer on the Faire, isn’t all that romantic! Noooo! It is dangerous even! No, really!
As the images in this post show, I got photo- bombed, got a fountain build on my head and when I thought I was in a safe place to try out my mermaid-tail before going to the next sim – I found myself in a sudden shiny tower on Aurora.

Happy Faire Day everyone and don’t forget to bring your camera!



Aurora pic:
Mermaid tail, bra and gloves by Lelutka
Crown by [Muse] @ Fantasy Faire
Pose by Del May

Odyssey pic:
Outfit incl wings by Evie’s Closet @ Fantasy Faire

Tangleshimmer Grove pic:
Outfit by Paper Moon – Rune Priestress @ Fantasy Faire
Pose (incl staff and magic blue thingy) by Black Tulip @ Fantasy Faire




A tail from another world

‘It’s useful to go out of this world and see it from the perspective of another one ‘ – Terry Pratchett

Today is the birthday of Terry Pratchett, the wonderful fantasy author of my favourite DiscWorld books, who passed away last month.
The Fantasy Faire is celebrating Terry Pratchett Day – with several events about which you can find all information here on this page!

A Tail in Another World - A blogpost
I decided to take the above quote and use it to show how I, as many of us, use Second Life – and this week the Fantasy Faire – to go to another world and watch ours from another perspective. Immersing in something different.Being a Mermaid is not something I do in SL (well, nor in real life for that matter) but the Fairelands Junctions underwater world just scream for Mermaids and Merman. So I put on my tail and took a dive…
Listening to Hans Zimmer’s  Mermaids from Pirates of the Carribean, I had a lovely time, getting out of my world and into another.
A Tail in Another World - A blogpost


Have a happy Faire Day everyone!


* Mermaid tail, bra and gloves Erare  by Lelutka
* Crown and necklace :  Maiden of Tuatha by [Muse]  @ Fantasy Faire
* Hair from Little Bones – Snow Spell
* Pose on first picture by Musa @ Fantasy Faire – Odyssey
(* Pose on second picture is from Olive Juice and no longer available)

Faire Folk: Oh, the people you will meet

Besides exploring the wonderful sims and enjoying all the great buildings and creations on the Faire ground, one of my guilty pleasures is watching people. The Faire Folk.

Faire Folk; a Fantasy Faire blogpost!
Ross Newman

The visitors roaming the Faire, looking for neat stuff or just chilling and relaxing, often kitted out in the most awesome fantasy gear. Each one, everyone, is unique.  It is what makes SL such a cool place and it is what makes the Fantasy Faire so filled with Fantasy!

On my travels over the Faire I have taken some pictures of Faire Folk. Because they caught my eye. Because I love looking at people and love how they look!

Faire Folk; a Fantasy Faire blogpost!
Devian Resident

There is also a blogger challenge called Faire Folk, although you do NOT need to be a blogger to participate. You can read all about it on this page – and please feel free to submit your picture of you being part of the Faire Folk!

Faire Folk; a Fantasy Faire blogpost!
Faire Folk; a Fantasy Faire blogpost!
Aelila Zenai