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Join us for LitFest Tour No.9: The Spirit Pool

The Goddess who watches over all who travel here
The Goddess who watches over all who travel here

We will be visiting The Spirit Pool
Friday, April 28th @ 5pm & 8pm SLT
Saturday, April 29th @ Noon SLT

The Spirit Pool (Kayle Matzerath)
Since the beginning of time, The Spirit Pool has served as a resting place for weary adventurers and lingering souls that are not quite yet ready to cut their ties to the physical realm. Mermaids and other seafolk use the pool for gatherings and a constant flow of visitors keep it a popular place for trading.
https://fantasyfairesl.wordpress.com/the-spirit-pool/

The many corridors lit by this Lady of the Lamp
The many corridors lit by this Lady of the Lamp

Please note: you do not need to use any of these ideas; feel free to write about anything in this region.

Do souls really linger here, or is it a myth to cull the gullible?

What creatures roam these endless halls?

What feeds the yellow vines?

What lives in the mysterious cavern?

A mysterious cavern underwater
A mysterious cavern underwater

Participants are invited to submit pieces written as part of LitFest Tours, or inspired by the Faire Lands, to be included in “Tales from the Fairelands” on the Fantasy Faire website and possibly to be read on Fantasy Faire Radio by yourself or one of our volunteers.

Work may be submitted at any time during the Faire, and we recommend that it be submitted by 11pm the day after each destination cycle has been completed in order to be considered for inclusion in “Tales of the Faire Lands” posts while the Faire is open. Individual writers retain creative ownership of works submitted.

Is the current shrine built on the remnants of an earlier city that housed the Spirit Pool?
Is the current shrine built on the remnants of an earlier city that housed the Spirit Pool?

Compositions of poetry or prose can be submitted in one of two ways:
1. Email to fantasyfaireshortstory@gmail.com
2. Drop a notecard into the LitFest Tours Submissions mailbox at Fantasy Faire LitFest home base on Kakushi Pasu

Election Special! The state of the polls – Friday am

In the elections for King, Queen and Chancellor of Fantasy, things are starting to heat up, with the competition tightening particularly in the race to be Queen.

As I write this, a mere FIVE Lindens (oops, I mean votes) stands between Princess Leia Organa and Margo Hanson.

And in the race for Chancellor, Rhiow the cat is being hotly pursued by Hedwig the owl and, a late starter, the White Rabbit. We’re expecting some fur and feathers to fly there!

Willie Wonka still holds onto his lead in the race for King but Severus Snape (who many of you may remember was pipped at the post last year by The Goblin King) is starting to put in a strong showing.

Who will win? Only YOU and your Lindens (I mean votes!) can decide.

The Election Board in Kakushi Pasu
The Election Board in Kakushi Pasu

How do I vote?
We are quite open about this – at Fantasy Faire you BUY votes to ensure your favourites are chosen. The difference in our election is that all the money raised goes to Relay for Life!

Then the winners will be announced at the end of the Live Auction on April 30th.

You will find the election board at in Kakushi Pasu.

You simply choose the box by the image of the candidate YOU want to support … and start buying votes!

Here is the full list of nominees for the position of King, Queen and Chancellor

Nominated for King of Fantasy Faire
Nominated for King of Fantasy Faire
Nominated for Queen of Fantasy Faire
Nominated for Queen of Fantasy Faire

chancellor nominees

Don’t delay! Remember our motto – Vote Early, Vote Often!

 

Why I Relay

It was what you feared. It was what everyone feared; a fear so strong that, for the most part it was easier to ignore than anyone would have believed possible… You saw the look, brushed it aside. You saw it again, lingering and desperate to look away. A shuffle of papers, a tapping of keys, a hand gently laid on an arm. Words were nothing more than noise. A nod of the head, something decided, as you nodded along, unaware of anything agreed to. A life divided, into the before, and now suddenly, the after. Standing, walking, a door opening, when had any of this happened? That look again, softly knowing as it passed on the single folded sheet of shiny paper, light as a feather, yet heavy as lead. “You know dear…” words filtered like marbles through the cushion of cacophonous silence. “There’s a choice to make…”


Stand and fight. Stand and fight. Stand and fight. Stand and fight. Stand and fight. Stand and fight.

Or:
Accept and reflect. Accept and reflect. Accept and reflect. Accept and reflect. Accept and reflect.


Through the haze of disbelief, and the fog of terror, something solid started to materialize. An implacable force, a cold and strong resilience, as unbending and firm as steel. A warmth, as adamant as the chill, something more numerous than the grains of sand on the sore, millions of hands reaching out, consoling, holding, comforting and driving you on.

“No…” A smile curled lips not having expected to turn upwards again. Continue reading Why I Relay

The Survivors and Caregivers Centre

Outside Survivors & Caregivers Centre

I would like to take a small brief pause away from the magnificent and magical fantastical world of Fantasy Faire 2017 to point people in the direction of The Survivors and Caregivers Centre in Kakushi Pasu.

The centre is a quiet, but important part of Fantasy Faire where you can find some information about Relay For Life’s support network for cancer survivors and caregivers.

River View

The key message from a centre like this, Fantasy Faire, the other fundraising and awareness efforts within Second Life and the wider network of communities is that we are not alone.

Inside Survivors & Caregivers Centre

Relay For Life in Second Life is of course part of that wider network of communities and as of 11pm, SLT on April 25th Fantasy Faire had raised an impressive L$ 4,457,535 (US$ 17,144).

I thank you all for your time, donations, purchases, effort, wonderful outfits, wonderful company (even the Elves) and wish you all the very best for the rest of Fantasy Faire.

If you would like to visit the centre the SLURL is :

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Kakushi%20Pasu/194/183/49

Now I’m off to see what those Elves are up to at The Hill!

Fairefolk emerge

“What did you say?”

 “Hrrrrhhh…”
“No really, what did you say?”
“Oh, nothing. I’m just…”

Mona pushed off from the bridge, the softest whisper of wings on the air as she plummeted, rising again before touching the water, her wings setting up a steady beat as she sped toward Kit. Reaching the cliff edge, she chose not to land, swooping instead to a dead stop before her friend, unsteady only in that with each beat of her wings, she rose and fell several feet. These moods happened, she knew them well, and knew how to provoke Kit into shaking them off. The rise and fall was a tactic, an irritation supported in extreme cases by faces pulled and eyes crossed, all while staying just out of the reach of an outstretched arm.

“You’re just what?” Mona flopped over in the air, regarding Kit upside down as she dipped and rose. Not even a swipe as she came close. A frown gently creased her forehead, sure she wasn’t being anywhere near as annoying as she was able, but still!


The cool breeze of a sigh wshing over her was all the response she received. “There you go again!” she grumbled, twisting in the air, the beat of her wings carrying her back out over the chasm. “Bloody sighing! That’s all you’ve done all bloody day! Is it your damned ennui again?”
Kit finally moved, rising into the air herself. “If you ever let me express a thought without thinking you know what I’m going to say before my mouth even opens…”
Mona grinned, a single powerful sweep of her wings carrying her far out into the middle of the void. “Gotcha talking though didn’t I? Not just…” she mimicked a long drawn out sigh, “Breathing at me.” Following out into the open, Kit’s wings beat, sending a ripple of turbulence strong enough to cause Mona to drop, laughing as she fell.
“Oooh the ennui…” Mona cried, dramatically holding a hand over her heart. “The ennui of it all!”

“Idiot.” Kit smiled, the emotion almost reaching her eyes. “Do you not even know what day it is?”

Mona looked back, blankly. “Tuesday?”

“Idiot.” Kit repeated, humour finally glinting through. “For starters, it’s Thursday. And to finish, How can you not know what day it is?”

Mona shrugged, then blinked. “No. No? No!”

Kit nodded, “Oh yes, it’s snuck up on us this year. I mean, I knew it was coming… but I forgot just how much it takes. I just don’t know if we can do it justice.”

Mona looked around, noticing, apparently for the first time, that there was a chasm below them, behind them a bridge; the pressure of which, come to think of it, she could still feel against her spine, as though she had really rested against it. “Well…” she sighed, ignoring, or not noticing, the snort of laughter from Kit. “Well would you look at this?”
Kit nodded, looking around properly herself. “Beautiful isnt it?” Mona just nodded, amazed. The two hovered, hands reaching out to clasp each other. Once again they had form, the spirits that entertained and comforted through the year could now act.

The world blossomed around them. They were so busy, always, but this was something else. Mona squeezed Kit’s hand.

“We will do it justice. The people will come to see, to feel, to remember and to forget. The people will console and celebrate with us again. The people care.”
More BEAUTIFUL SIMS than you can shake a good sized stick at, Amazing people, in an Incredible cause. Go. Be astounded. SHOP! Help to save lives, help to celebrate, help to make each day better.

All items below are sold to benefit Relay For Life, and the American Cancer Society.

The demon Mona

Horns: [CX] Ikenga’s Horns ( Gold )
Hair: /Wasabi Pills/ Raven
Wings: [SP] Ascendant Wings [M] Fallen 2.0 (Not RFL)
Eyes: c – Forgotten Doll
Skin: .:Soul:. Gen2 F – Ceredil – [SE D4] – TT-SB – NoBrow
Sleeves: [Gauze]&[Trap] Fuzz Gloves :Demon(spec)
Legs: [Gauze&Trap] Faun Legs – Short Demon

The angel Kit

Horns: [CX] Ikenga’s Horns ( Gold )
Hair: /Wasabi Pills/ Raven
Wings: [SP] Ascendant Wings [M] Ascend 2.0 (Not RFL)
Eyes: Curious Kitties – Forgotten Doll
Skin: .:Soul:. Gen2 F – Ceredil – [SE FF2016] – TT-FB – Brow
Sleeves: [Gauze]&[Trap] Fuzz Gloves :Unicorn
Legs: [Gauze&Trap] Faun Legs – Long:Unicorn

Poses for both – Mythril : Her Grace

Swim with Me – The Merge

Boop Beep Boop Beep

***Fairelands Service Announcement***

We interrupt this scheduled story to announce that the story will not end today. We(as in me, myself and I) have gotten many messages, both to IMs and by Notecard, that you did not want the “Swim with Me” story to end with the Faire. It was always the plan, that this was going to be an exclusive story series, done for the faire, allowing for similar interests and lore to flow in. It was a unique way to cover some of the items from the faire, at the end of each story.

Due to public response, it has been decided that the story will go on, or a story within the same mer realm, continued in much the same format , in short little snippets, with various info and item coverage at the end of each post. You will be able to follow the rest of the story, beyond this point, on the blog Pixel Mythos. A special page has also been created, so that you can view all the “Chapters” in one spot.

It is the hope that the particular story, with these characters, will continue on again, here, come Fantasy Faire 2017.

***This has been a Fairelands Service Announcement***

Helena Stringer - Fantasy Faire 2016 - Swim with Me - The Merge - 1

Riletta and her new friend, Big Blue, had been traveling for many Lights now, and the call, which came twice a day, so powerful, finally seemed to be getting closer. Having a Blue Whale nearby was handy as he could accurately calculate the distance of the sound waves. It wasn’t a skill she acquired, sorting out long distance vibrations, carried through the currents.

Continue reading Swim with Me – The Merge