All posts by Caitlin Tobias

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

It’s a tradition and: A Sweet Ride!

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!

Sunday musings, for all those who relay

‘Some say love, it is a river
That drowns the tender reed.
Some say love, it is a razor
That leaves your soul to bleed.
Some say love, it is a hunger,
An endless aching need.
I say love, it is a flower,
And you its only seed.

It’s the heart afraid of breaking
That never learns to dance.
It’s the dream afraid of waking
That never takes the chance.
It’s the one who won’t be taken,
Who cannot seem to give,
And the soul afraid of dyin’
That never learns to live.

When the night has been too lonely
And the road has been too long,
And you think that love is only
For the lucky and the strong,
Just remember in the winter
Far beneath the bitter snows
Lies the seed that with the sun’s love
In the spring becomes the rose’

Bette Middler – The Rose

Morbus…the Quest

‘The Bard Queen’s Song takes you to Morbus, where the Unweaver’s twisted power has turned beauty into chaos and nature against itself. Search among the thorns, avoid the twisted denizens and then on into the Alchemist’s tower to ……’

Morbus is the place to do the Quest…a dark place only to be entered by the brave ones; the explorers on a mission.

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

Slurl to Morbus

Party Peeps!

Did you know the Fairefolk 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.

FF 2017 - Kickoff Party - Kayle Matzerath
Kayle Matzerath dancing at the Kick Off Party

So, are you 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, simbuilders and other Fairefolk?

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?

See you at the Faire ❤ !

Full of Hope

And so it begins. Another year of the Fantasy Faire. The Fairelands are open to all and welcome everyone.

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As I have explored the amazing and wonderful sims the past days, thinking this year is even more gorgeous than previous years – but I think that every year! – I could not help but feel this year has a extra feel to it.

The feeling of hope. Hope for a cure, and a promise for a future. The Fantasy Faire is, after all, a RFL event and in Second life: an important one.

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Let’s keep hoping to find the cure and let’s promise to never forget those we lost.

Location featured in this blogpost:
Dawn’s Promise – by Marcus Inkpen and Sharni Azalee
Sponsored by The Looking Glass

The Fairelands are almost open, a preview…..!

The Fairelands have returned to the grid, as they do every year…and oh my, have I been waiting for them! And not just me, no no…all of the Fairefolk past, present and future have been looking out for their home to return.

Opening the 20th of April, a world in a world will be there to explore. And if you thought last year, or the year before etc…that it could not get any better? Wrong, it is once again…better, more amazing, more awesome and exciting.

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How do I know? Well I sneaked in and took some secret pics with my hidden camera!

OK. No. That is not true. I am honoured to be one of the official FF Photographers again, and so I got early access to shoot pics and videos before the Fairefolk moved in.

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Respect and admiration for the sim builders, the creators, the organisation, the designers, the shopkeepers, the Fairefolk, the Bloggers, the Pawlice, the photographers, the artists, the visitors and everyone who works hard to make the Fantasy Faire a success, for that one big important goal: fundraising for Relay For Life.

Thank you all <3.

Follow this blog for updates on events, parties and news and…see you at the Faire!

 

Four minutes….

As the Faire will close soon, later today – or perhaps they will stay materialised a bit longer as has happened before! – this will be my last blog-post for this years amazing experience.

I’ve enjoyed exploring, taking pictures, the parties, the Quest, the literary Festival, meeting people, shopping and trying to make videos of all the wonderful things I have seen.

Fantasy Faire 2016 - In the deep waters of OtherWorld

Admitting I have not blogged as much as I had planned, but then…real life happened and if anything….I can tell you it was a blessing and a joy to log in to the Fantasy Faire after a day of sitting in a hospital waiting room. Yes, this years Faire was more than ever a reminder to me why Relay for Life is so damn important. It hit closer to home than I wished it would.

My thanks go to all of you visiting, shopping (and thus donating), the creators and sim designers, the lovely people in the group chats, the photographers, the party-people, the artists….well, all of you!

I will miss the Fairelands, till they will appear again in 2017….till then, I have made this video, The Fantasy Faire 2016 in 4 minutes, as a memory and to look back at. I hope you enjoy it too.

See you all next year, be safe, be good and..be you!