It’s here! One of the biggest events of the year… 14 sims. This year there is 14 sims, wow huh. Not all are considered shopping sims, there’s ones for quest, for entertainment, the junction with the teleports and silent auction then of course the shopping/themed sims.
I wasn’t able to build one this year. Not for lack of drive or wanting to but time. I just didn’t have it. I knew that real life was going to basically keep me going in one direction from mid January until just about now before it started to settle down which is essentially when all of the Faire business begins ramping up from choosing the themes for the sims, planning and working on them until opening.
I missed it. A lot. More than I thought I would. I even talked to a few people about it. I knew it would be hard but didn’t really realize how hard it would be for me to not contribute on that level. I enjoy so much the creation process, the unmasking, the sharing… even the stress, the sleeplessness of it and all of the hard parts, the anticipation, the nerves. It really is one of the things that makes my SL very much a part of me. That sharing aspect… it is also one of those things I work for in RL as well, RFL has a big impact on me both in SL and out of it. So as it was drawing closer I grew a bit more thoughtful about it all.
I am sponsoring the Junction sim. Saiyge has done another fabulous job creating the spot where people teleport in and it really is supposed to get better. Conceptually the sim itself is supposed to change over the course of the Faire. How it looks now…. and how it will look later are going to be two different things and if I have it right from what I understand from her is that it is going to slowly come to life.
Ambitious, very ambitious to be changing, shifting a sim while the event is on going over the course of a week or so. She’s really outdone herself in trying to create something that people will enjoy. I’m quite honored to be allowed to sponsor her sim and thankful for it.
Fantasy Faire is more than just a shopping event. There are so many of those now. It is really a gigantic collaboration from a group of people who put a lot of time, thought, love, and creation into each small piece of it. It’s about raising money of course, as much as we can for cancer research and such but it also a gathering. Of people, of survivors, of caretakers. It is a gathering of people who for the most part throughout my participation through the years shown only the very best of what SL or life has to offer. A lot of people working together, spending time together, playing together and sometimes crying together. It’s much much more than just a shopping event and I hope that everyone who goes gets to see a glimmer of the magic that I see every year, that I am proud to be a part of and that I look forward to sharing every year no matter how many years I am in Second Life.
Now…. now that I’ve talked a bit about the Faire I’ll show some of the things that I have for sale there. I didn’t get what I wanted to get done, never really do but I have a few things so far. If I get more time then I’ll make something else perhaps but you know how that goes. With everything else… time is a very hardly fought for commodity.
The first item I’m going to highlight is a Limited Edition type of thing. I am not going to sell it after the Faire, and it won’t be available anywhere after the Faire either. It’s a small offering but it will be something like a one of a kind from my place.
It’s a small pond type structure with trees on either side of it, I have grasses, butterflies floating and ferns surrounding it along with a mossy ground prim thing that pulls it all together. Simplistic perhaps but I thought of forest nymphs and satyr’s bathing in the woods… deep in the woods where no one was going to stumble upon them. Since it’s a PG event there’s no sex animations *laughs* but there are some nice cuddly sorts, there’s some bathing things as a couple. Massages and stuff, so it is a couples set. A few animations for single sitting around soaking type things are also included. Grasses, ferns and the butterflies can be taken away from the scene if you don’t want them. I included the ferns and grasses in the pack too on their own so you can use them wherever.
It is ONLY going to be sold at the Faire, if you like it… should get it now, and ALL proceeds are going to RFL, I won’t ever see a dime from it personally. Please buy lots. *laughs*
The other two items I have up there that are new are just for fun and kind of cute. Since I equate Fantasy Faire with a lot of playfulness always using it as a time to get cute little avatars like kitties to wear, or flying around like a petite, or being a tiny elephant then it shouldn’t really be a surprise that I end up wanting to play or have fun things. One thing that is a tradition for some of the Faire folk is a bus ride where we pile on, drive around the sims and generally cause havoc. Very much a fun time. This year I found these lil cars. Cute as hell, and made them into bumper cars. I couldn’t help myself. It was just too good of an opportunity to pass up. I can imagine traipsing around the sims running into things but that might not be so nice to do to people. *coughs* But you know…. there’s a sweet little explosion sound when you crash into things or each other… usually, sometimes it doesn’t like to sound and I don’t know why. Damn thing. Anyhow…….. it’s fun. Just pure fun.
Two kinds. One is a crate car, and the other is a set of pick up trucks. Old vintage styled. There’s quite a few colors included in the trucks one, crate one well… only the one style but it’s perfect for it. Honest. I had a lot of fun with these and made sure to test them out properly, yes I did.
I hope you have as much fun with them as I did, and hope you get them. *nods*
With that I’m going to close this post.
Remember!!! I’m on the Fairelands Junction Sim!!! There’s only two stores on the whole sim… mine and Saiyge’s. I’m along one of the walls as you walk around it.
Open now through May 1st