15 Years of the Roawenwood

Most of you may not realize that this year is the 15th anniversary of the Roawenwood.

Most years I don’t bring it up a whole lot but this year, it just feels like it wouldn’t be right to not do something or say something.

There is going to be suitable yumminess coming up towards the middle of the month along with some ramblings of mine.

Just can’t get me to be too quiet once I get rambling, so you’ll have to bare with some rather nostalgic reminiscing on my part.

But this is the set up post… the warning…

There is much to do… much to do…

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·!¦[· 14th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION — FALLEN GODS ·]¦!·

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A very good and long time friend of mine is having their annual celebration month for their store anniversary.

Fallen Gods has been around 14 years and Alia has a lot going on. A market, contests, things to do… a hunt or two. It’s just a lot… He let me have a lil spot on his rooftop, and there’s a new item out over there, you should check it out.

And if you do his hunt there’s a huge prize vault with tons and tons of stuff in it. I was a bit on the joking/fun side.

>> Swing by Alia’s w/this Handy Taxi <<<

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·!¦[· 25L TUESDAY ·]¦!·

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Each week a bunch of fairly awesome merchants get together to offer an item discounted to 25L for the day.

I, of course, the over achiever that I am tend to have my item up for sale not only on Tues. but also on Wed.

Yay right?

This weeks offer seasonal and cozy… get it while you can.

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Are you ready for a little bit of Magic?

October has always been a magical month for me from way back when. Lately I’ve been feeling that breathy wind sweep through the cosmos that sets inspiration winging its way across the galaxy. Have you felt it?

I think it’s time to with a little bit of a nudge rekindle the magic that likes to peek its head up around here don’t you?

So as we blow upon the spark that is just a dream of a flame trying to bring back the light… we begin the season of magic, mystery and mayhem here at the Wood.

Halloween approaches, fall is in the air and a new year is creeping towards us. This coming month and thereafter there is going to be a bit more of that mysticism once again.

It’s time to come home my friends. Time to remember our roots and time to find our peace.

So welcome back.

Welcome home.

With warmest blessings to you and to your loved ones I will return shortly.

— Searlait

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Updating all the Things

So… what’s been going on?

No idea. I got nothin. I’m just kickin back and relaxing while I should be working don’t you know.

*snickers with this*

Updates will be coming up and be around. Recently I did a gacha that I am going to be putting out at the store.

I’m also supposed to be doing some stuff for a couple adult events this month so that will be coming up.

You into it?

Spicy and Fetish fair.

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And the beat goes on…

Behind the scenes I’ve been working on a lot which is reflective I think of what I am finding is important to me, what I want to carry on with and where I’m going when it comes to Roawenwood.

I love this place.

It sings to me. It is the first place I really worked on and created all those years ago to show some of who I am, what I like, build… share… extend all those things. It’s really shaped me into who I am today.

The confidence, the drive, the ability to create something from nothing. Little pixels gathered together to make creative content that other people can immerse themselves in and enjoy.

There’s always been that selling hook, the things that we do to make a buck or all the events that I got involved in trying my damnedest to keep up. To remain relevant.

Sometimes I’d forget where I was along the way and sometimes I would end up just being a little crazy, or a little too withdrawn. Life hasn’t been easy over the past 13 almost 14 years that I have been in SL. That’s crazy right there, that number. How long I have been involved in this world and created for it.

My focus now isn’t on what it used to be on, but what I want to achieve, what I want to give back has mellowed like a fine wine. I’m an old soul to begin with and maybe some of that is catching up to me as I want to share in a softer way. Not the crazy omg there’s another event and deadline we need to get moving! But more along the lines of, hey c’mere I got something to show you… and have it there at my home, at the sim so you can swing by to enjoy both the place that is much more than a store, and the stuff I create.

There’s SOOOOOOOOOOO much stuff. I mean if you dig in you can get lost for hours just trying to find things or look at items I’ve created over the years. I forget constantly what I’ve made, then realize wow… yea ok.

I was recently invited to an event… start up one… so hasn’t had it’s first round, and I was interested. An adult themed weekly one but they had a criteria to have only 100% original content in the entire store. Yea sure I could do that but do you KNOW how much content I have from over the years? Some of it is original, some of it uses legal resources from SL content creators, and some of it is collaborative. So no my store is not 100% original mesh that I made myself and it never probably will be. So even though I was invited originally to participate, and even if I promised I’d make the pieces for that event all mine they said no to my brand unless I retire all those other things.

I celebrate creativity and always thought why not showcase it all? Support the community, give back to keep the ball rolling around, and people will take advantage using content they shouldn’t or nudging into those grey areas or use resources from SL even if you try to keep it all 100% original. I’ve been around forever, no one wants to see the same textured prims redone over and over sure but even that doesn’t mean we don’t see the same items over and over. How many collars, how many skirts and knotted tops, sarongs, mini skirts, furniture pieces… how many times do we redo the same thing over and over just like in real life because there’s only so many ways to do it. It’s all about the style my friends, the style.

I know some creators who make what is available so unique to themselves that even though you know the mesh was created by someone else you only see them. Their ideas and creations, making them original. An example would be Alia Baroque, have you looked at some of the things he’s come up with for Libertine? Just beautiful and there’s no way you can’t tell me that that isn’t original. Do you know how much time and effort it takes to gather those pieces, to make them your own? I’ve gone into a mini-rant but essentially I think we shouldn’t be so freekin uptight. *laughs* Celebrate the artist, period.

This has become something of a hey… see where we’re headed sort of rambling post. My idea of waking up to have a cup of coffee with you all so we can talk for awhile. I have to get moving here in a few to start the rest of my day but if you’re game stick around.

I’ve been doing some good things to share and more will be upcoming.

Till then and next time. I hope you have a wonderful Wednesday.

Take care.

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25L Tuesday!

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.

Have fun and don’t forget the quest!!

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