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Sometimes I’d forget where I was along the way and sometimes I would end up just being a little crazy, or a little too withdrawn.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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Questing in The Wood

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.

Much love to you until next we speak.

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Tuesday Updates!

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.

25L today and tomorrow only

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.

Fallen Gods Market Item

Free Hunt Gift

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*

TP TO ALIA’S ANNIVERSARY MARKET

Trick or Treat Lane is a little easier. I have a gift out there that you can pick up in front of my stall, much much easier. What I have up for sale there is just some fun for the Halloween crowd.

So good!
Gift for Trick or Treat

>> TAXI!!! GO HERE TO GET TO TRICK OR TREAT <<

Basically that is what I have for updates. I’m kind of keeping this post simple because with all the pictures and all of those things I don’t know how much story you’re looking to see.

Maybe we’ll have a story time soon. That might be nice. I’m thinking of bringing you all into some stuff in world.

Take care, have fun, and come visit!!

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