Short and sweet update. Don’t forget about the quest too!! (see previous post for this, ha! Going to make you read it!) Brand new item today, not part of store inventory or just a discount.
Today’s offering is a couple of stumps tricked out with some animations to just lounge around and a couple for well… couples. Wow, this is some bad writing today. It’s not me, it’s the uhm…. weather. Yea, I’ll blame it on the weather.
That and the fact that I’m probably wanting to get this posted before much more of the day passes by. How’s that for transparent?
For today and tomorrow you may come down and pick up either one of these babies or both for ONLY 25L. I mean really… that’s just a few pennies when you get down to it.
Today is Tuesday so there will be a 25L update for the week along with other miscellaneous things to tell you but right now I’m going to take you with me for a few minutes.
This morning while searching my massively unsorted and very unorganized inventory I found a folder from Fantasy Faire 2016 and I was tickled coming across some plushies that were long forgotten. There I am rezzing an adorable little purple cthulhu, and this odd green alien looking strange thing that Elicio Ember had made tucking them ever so carefully around the landing. It’s still a fun thing for me to do these things so people either think I am a little bit nuts or do a little squee of happy.
You’d be right of course, I am a little bit nuts. You have to be to do what I have done for the past 13 years but I enjoy it.
I found something else too. Something that made me pause. A momento that had been made. I remember it now after pulling it out and this sort of thing always reminds me of why I relay or why I do some of the work that I do. Why the Faire ends up meaning so much to so many people and why my store is now the way that it is. So that I can share these things, so that the shopping isn’t the only thing. A memory of when Second Life wasn’t quite the way it is now as well as a place to dream, or to heal. A small memorial.
Fashioned using the Fantasy Faire logo, a small candle and grass at it’s base it now has a home here at Roawenwood where it will remain. It was entitled, “The Spirit of the Faire”, and it has a small inscription that was left.
I’ve lost members of my family and friends to cancer so it has always been a personal journey to work for this cause, many people I know have been touched by this disease so while this is a small thing… It is given with meaning and love.
I am sending you on a quest my lovely people, to take a moment, find the memorial and reflect. I am going to sweeten it with a small token of appreciation. Near the spot is a small gift box with a piece that I made for the Pools of Ethuil. A momento from the Faire that has only ever been on sale in RFL vendors. I’m updating it to include the Chaddul Ro memorial as well. This one is very very rarely offered and never for sale.
It is a very personal piece.
If you would like a copy of them I will be leaving the quest gift up as a reward until the weekend. Come explore!
Random musing. I like this questing thing, maybe we should have more of them. Now I need ideas.
Ok so I am giving you all a few things that have been going on to update you on the Roawenwood. Even though I am making sure to not overextend myself as much in world I still am trying to keep things interesting.
I have been working with MadPea more, I like games. I think bringing people in and actually getting you doing something around the place is an awesome way rather than just sending you arbitrarily shopping. I know in the end it might hit my bottom line a little bit but really, I mean come on. There’s more to life and Second Life than running to the latest shopping event.
I’ve been looking at a few other things too. Organizations or events to give back a little bit more. So if you have things you believe in. Send them my way, I’ll look into them.
As far as all of that today is Tuesday! Which means you get a discount or new item marked down to next to nothing. This week it’s a little bit of both. Not something in normal store inventory rotation, and some seasonal fun. Ta dah! I just love this stuff.
So onto the next. There’s a few things, Trick or Treat Lane as well as the Fallen Gods Anniversary celebration.
Alia is celebrating something like 12 years, so he’s almost as old as I am. Scary that. Every year he does a little something and by a little I mean not so little. Alia doesn’t like to do anything small. Contests, a market, a hunt, events, dances, parties. Geez I don’t know how he does it but he does. As part of his market I made up a little something. And then as part of his hunt a little something else as part of the prizes.
So to get in on the hunt fun you have to go here to get the HUD, and then go to all the stores… find the orb that is hidden on each one then you get to go to the prize vault where you gather up all the presents. You see now why I say Alia never does anything small? *laughs*
Relatively speaking that is. There is always something to be done, or a place that can be changed. Tweaked. There’s always a thing that you think should be switched around or redone however….
With all of that being said….
The sim is “done”.
The build is open for business, and for your viewing pleasure. There’s a lot to this particular build and it isn’t going to really change much anytime soon. There’s a bit of story, lore and history to it.
It’s really magnificent in my opinion. I love it. I know it isn’t the easiest for shopping. I also know there are a lot of changes to it that will make some shoppers wince. Vendors and things… spaced apart, sections all over but damn…. Sometimes flying through. Or finding a really pretty little spot to overlook the waterfalls. The spots that lead up and out on those massive stairs with beauty just swallowing you up whole and immersing you in a different world.
This is part of my world. The world I wanted to share. It is a crossroads sort of build. It isn’t here nor there. It isn’t above ground but it isn’t entirely below ground either.
Caves, and dark spots with mushrooms glowing, crystals shimmering all the while magic carpets of ivy and grass bring color into a world that could be dark but isn’t. The sun shining down over the top of the world that has been created. Trees, bushes and butterflies. Massive waterfalls to the depths below while cliffs rise from the ground.
This isn’t just a store and it never will be again. It’s something more, it’s a safe place. A place of healing, a place of solitude and serenity.
I hope you will share it. I want people to just come, I want them to come even if they never spend a single solitary linden. I want people to experience it and enjoy it. That’s what this life is all about and if people find in it what I did. If people can use it as a crossroads within their life to find the light as they struggle to come out of the darkness……
Then there are no real words to express what I’m thinking or feeling.
Come visit. Wander the misty pools that glimmer and breathe.