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Meet Our Sponsors: Fuubutsu Dou

Nya Alchemi, the owner and creator of Fuubutsu Dou and the sponsor, designer and builder of YoZakura.
Nya Alchemi, the owner and creator of Fuubutsu Dou and the sponsor, designer and builder of YoZakura.

Nya Alchemi, the owner and creator of Fuubutsu Dou and the sponsor, designer and builder of YoZakura, shares with us her reasons to join the Fairelands world maker crew, her beginnings as a SL creator, her love for the historical and mythical tales and her favourite Faire memory!

You are both sponsoring Fantasy Faire and building one of the Fairelands: YoZakura. What made you decide to join, sponsor and contribute?

I enjoy to be needed, to be of service to others.
We can be confident that all our efforts here are well received and appreciated. RFL Fantasy Faire allows us all to contribute our unique talents and watch it grow into something that makes a difference for many people.
Many of my friends and family have had cancer become a part of life.
I cannot express how cancer has affected me in words well.
My heart could drown.
Only by joining with like-minded people can I feel strong enough to support others or face it myself.
We have to take care of each other, you know.

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YoZakura Entry – Picture by Nya Alchemi.

How was YoZakura born? What inspired it, what is its story?

YoZakura is based on as lovely a celebration of life as can be imagined. [夜桜 / YoZakura ] – means “NightTime Cherry Blossom”.
I wanted to go with 夜桜幻時物語/ YozakuraGenjiMonogatari, but I think the majority of guests would not understand.^^ Hanami festival is dear to me. We are reminded that nothing lasts forever. Appreciate, celebrate the beautiful life around you.

What are you bringing to the Faire this year?

Since I was working on the sim build I am able to present some new structures and garden accessories. I hope to see them populating SL as they are my donations to RFL!

YoZakura - Picture by Alisaundra Andel
YoZakura – Picture by Alisaundra Andel

How did you begin building in Second Life? What inspires you to create?

I was terribly lonely and homesick after moving to USA. In exploring SL to find places I missed, I was introduced to the RP community by my friend Yasyn Azemus. He is a builder for a popular traditional Japanese RP Sim. Friends would gather and chat as he created something the group was going to use. I also wanted to participate in helping people enjoy a happy time while they spend time together here. He was generous with information, resources and his time to help me discover that I also had a purpose here. Kindness from other people inspires me to try to do my best also.

YoZakura - Picture by Alisaundra Andel
YoZakura – Picture by Alisaundra Andel

What calls you to fantasy? When was the first time you encountered the genre and realized you enjoyed it?

Most items I make are historical artifacts of old time. Fantasy creations are refreshing for a creative spirit!
As a child I was more fascinated by the traditional stories of enchanted items and curious islands where these creatures lived. I do my best to keep some lighthearted superstitions close ^_^

YoZakura Floating Island Dragon - Picture by Nya Alchemi
YoZakura Floating Island Dragon – Picture by Nya Alchemi

Do you have a favourite Faire memory? What are you looking forward to most in this year’s Faire?

Oh yes! There was the sim “Shifting Sands”. I do not know what the intention of the creator was. Maybe I interpret it oddly. Well, it was brilliant. I left the Faire impressed by all the builds but that Sand… haunted me little bit.

Because I was crazy slow to keep up with the pace of others, I’d often go off and read or play. My nick name when I was a kid was “Snail Feet”. I was reminded on that Shifting Sands sim that our time is finite, do your best to leave your mark. There was also a giant foot, like a threat of a swift kick to get moving. So I look forward to motivate somebody else to do something positive!

Thank you for allowing me to participate in RFL Fantasy Faire!

Thank you, Nya, for taking the time to talk with us. Thank you for joining the magicians that bring the Fairelands back to life every year!

YoZakura Docks - Picture by Nya Alchemi.
YoZakura Docks – Picture by Nya Alchemi.

Meet Our Sponsors: Junbug

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Juno Mantel, the creator and owner of Junbug.

Juno Mantel, the creator and owner of Junbug, shares with us her reasons to sponsor the Faire, how she began creating in SL, her passion for costume and historical fantasy and her favourite Faire memory.

This is your first year sponsoring Fantasy Faire. What made you decide to become a sponsor?

Yes this is my first time at the Faire I believe altogether! I chose to be a sponsor of the event as I had such amazing success at raising $1200 on my own for Do it in a Dress (sending girls to school in Sierra Leone) last year that I’d like to try joining in with a group event this time. Being a sponsor will hopefully help raise more funds for RFL than I might otherwise have achieved.

How did you begin building in Second Life? What inspires you to create?

I came to SL with the hope of creating historical fashions as I have always had a love for costume (some might say obsession bordering on freak levels :D.) But I basically gave up any hope as soon as I did come on. It seemed far too complicated and difficult. I didn’t think I had the skill or ability to learn. After a year or so a friend taught me how to make a flexi prim plant (soooo basic and awful to my eyes now of course!) but that got me started and within a month I’d opened my store back in 2008 with only a few initial designs. It all just carried on from there.

What are you bringing to the Faire this year? Give us some sneak peeks or teasers!

Now that would be giving it away! But if I said imagine a grown up little red riding hood you might not be wrong.

What calls you to fantasy? When was the first time you encountered the genre and realized you enjoyed it?

I’ve always been into history and costume – fantasy is just an extension in my eyes of that. But without the limitations/realism you have in historical periods. You basically get all the pleasure of whatever era you wish and then the fun of blending or changing it to something else more fantastical. I love that about fantasy. Who doesn’t like a little fantasy in their life? ;D

Do you have a favourite Faire memory? What are you looking forward to most this year?

I can’t wait to see the sim designs! I did visit in a previous year with a friend and ran around the sims with a wizard hat on, no doubt annoying innocent shoppers with my stupidity shouting David Bowie lyrics. So I do apologise for my behavior in the past and hope I might have your forgiveness cause we can be heroessss just for one dayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!

Thank you, Juno, for taking the time to talk with us. Thank you for joining us in the Fairelands!

Meet Our Sponsors: OtherSkin

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Kaleidos Hope, the creator and owner of OtherSkin.

Kaleidos, the creator and owner of OtherSkin, shares with us her reasons to relay and sponsor, her history as a builder and sneak peeks of her Faire-wares.

This is your first year sponsoring Fantasy Faire. What made you decide to become a sponsor?

The decision wasn’t difficult. When I heard that the Fantasy Faire was looking for sponsors, I didn’t hesitate and chose the sponsoring.
I wasn’t sure if they wanna have a small shop, as mine is, as a sponsor, but now I am lucky and proud, that I got the chance, being
part in the realization of a next Fantasy Faire.

My first faire experience, I mean my really first Faire experience, I had last year on the Fantasy Faire 2014.  I never went to fairs before and thought, this isn’t my world. But it was so great and inspiring, that I mutated to a fair junky. *laughs* The founder of this Faire was so tough, friendly and helpful, she gave me a really great start, I think I will never forget. ;)

Last year was hard for me, I lost a few month before my beloved father on cancer. This was also a reason why I decided being a sponsor this year. Now my hands are tremble….no it’s not easy, to go this way. It’s fucking hard, but I do, and OtherSkin does.

I chose the “Hope” as my display name Kaleidos Hope says. I wanna give the people outside hope and strength, wanna make them smile about little things, like jewel and let them forget for a moment, that there is pain in the world! I wanna see their sparkling eyes! Fulfilled with the truth, that only the moment counts, the one thing, You never loose!! Everything, that we take with us. I believe in another world after life and I know my father is now on a better place.
I think he is lucky, but I am sure, he try and I am sure, his world was build on all these memories, he was able to take with him.

So it try to live on, to collect all these beautiful moments, like the Fantasy Faire 2015 and doing my best, to support the American Cancer Society. I hope they will find a cure. One day they will be able to make all these cancer ill people and their family a present. More time to collect life! That’s what I believe in!

How did you begin building in Second Life? What inspires you to create?

Aww, this is long time ago! Longer than Kaleidos Hope exist or OtherSkin. Yes this is my second char, but it’s okay for me, I needed a new start to bring me on that level I am today!

I registered in Second Life and after I rezzed my first prim, I was high. Sleep? Sleeping is overrated! A few days later I worked on my first shop design, I think being owner of a business was my deepest wish inside. I often remember on my first, never public seen shop, called “Skycube” and my first sculpty, a chess lady!

Then came my second shop design, again something about chess, but it also felt not right. I decided to leave Second Life. But one day I woke up and something deep inside of me told me to go back to Second Life, the voice didn’t stopped. I tried to ignore it, but it was useless, so Kaleidos Hope was born 4 years ago and with her OtherSkin.

Today I know it was the wrong name I chose first and I feel
well in my skin now. I wear black, I tried different skin tones, ornaments, sparkles, rainbows also, but I wasn’t able to find my peace in them.

Some time ago I decided to make a mannequin, I made her black, she only served for the work. But I came too close to her, she woke up, came to life and gave me my skin I was always looking for. I am skinner, I love skins and it’s my passion to create full avatars.
To my shame I must confess it’s long time ago I finished a new avatar. It is very time expensive and I think, I have to make a avatar break soon, to find the peace for the next upcoming avatar.
She is an angel and has a small story, you can read more about it in the next question.  I published only 4 colors and I am looking forward to publish the next 4 on the Fantasy Faire 2015.

Enough AD! Always the same with me. *laughs* The point I wanted to make is, I wanna give all the SL user out there the chance to find their own skin, something to love and to feel well inside, something you never wanna miss anymore, like I never wanna miss Second Life, OtherSkin and Kaleidos Hope anymore!

 What are you bringing to the Faire this year? Give us some sneak peeks or teasers!

As I told, I wanna publish the last 4 skin tones of the upcoming avatar “Satura”.  It’s new for me to publish a not finished avatar, but she is a bit different, I wanted the SL world being part of a birth, I wanted the people see her grow up and I hope she will be a beautiful angel. The skins are the first impressions I give, like the first ultrasound pictures of an unborn child. I hope You enjoy it! :)

Here is a link to a great blog by Helena Stringer, with the story about her: – Nothing Gold Can Stay –

Avatar Satura Skin

The second article I will bring is dedicated to the Relay For Life Of Second Life and to all people who had a meet with cancer. (Whether friends, relative, affected or attending physicians.) It’s a jewel set (earrings and necklace) and available in 8 pearl color tones. The motif is the Aesculapian wand. The Aesculapian wand stands for health, healer, physicians and so I see, for a cure. My desire is to strengthen the belief of our healers, they need all our hope and benefits.  They don’t have to give up searching for a cure. I believe in a cure! My hope does! Do You belief in?

Here a overview to all available colors:
– OtherSkin Flickr Jewel Aesculap –

Jewel Aesculap AD II

The third article I gonna publish on the Faire, will be a surprise, maybe a reason to come around? :)

What calls you to fantasy? When was the first time you encountered the genre and realized you enjoyed it?

It’s a secret. ;) My story prevents me from talking about that.

Do you have a favourite Faire memory? What are you looking forward to most this year?

As I mentioned, it was a great impression for me, it was my first Faire experience and changed my mind. The people, the stunning sim designs and all the fantastic creators I met there. It’s a great thing, I am lucky being part of it again and I am glad that I got the chance to help collecting money for the American Cancer Society and the fight against this degrading and hurting illness. I am looking forward to a funny and amazing time, who takes us with it in other worlds, in dreams and in hope. Thanks for the interview and for listening.

Warm regards to all and my sympathy to those ones who know how it feels fighting with cancer.

Your Kaleidos Hope

Thank you, Kaleidos, for taking the time to chat with us. Thank you for joining us in the Fairelands and helping us fight for the cure!

Hope - A Portrait

 

Meet Our Sponsors: Boudoir

Vitabela & Precious - Picture by Kynne Llewellyn
Vitabela Dubrovna & Precious Restless – Picture by Kynne Llewellyn.

Vitabela Dubrovna, one of the creators behind Boudoir, shares with us their reasons to sponsor the Faire, the foundation of their creativity and their love for fantasy.

This is your first year sponsoring Fantasy Faire. What made you decide to become a sponsor?

I think it is naturally that brand Boudoir as well known Fantasy brand and also multiple awarded for various categories, including Fantasy fashion contribute for such big event and gathering of the best fantasy designers around the grid. It’s both pleasure and honor to support and be a part of Fantasy Fair.

How did you begin building in Second Life? What inspires you to create?

As the most people know Precious and me are twins sisters and real life designers and artists with the real life studio with couture designs. The Second Life gave us this opportunity to create really fantasy clothes which would be quite hard to sell in real life but here we found really nice and big audience from around the world. This inspires us the most. We began building after 1 year roleplaying, I guess it was just matter of time when I will rezz my first box and start with this virtual experiment. Eventually work payed off and now we are running 6th year in SL and still growing.

What are you bringing to the Faire this year? Give us some sneak peeks or teasers!

Beautiful new Fantasy outfits, lovely furniture and garden items.

What calls you to fantasy? When was the first time you encountered the genre and realized you enjoyed it?

We’ve been always into everything fantasy, the theme is so wide and exploring never ends, there is no limit for the imagination and that is the best part of it.

Do you have a favourite Faire memory? What are you looking forward to most this year?

The best thing is exploring and walking through sims which are more beautiful, interesting and imaginative every year.

Thank you, Vitabela, for taking the time to talk with us. Thank you, Boudoir, for being a part of the Fairelands!

Meet Our Sponsors: L’Uomo

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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!