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Why I Relay

It was what you feared. It was what everyone feared; a fear so strong that, for the most part it was easier to ignore than anyone would have believed possible… You saw the look, brushed it aside. You saw it again, lingering and desperate to look away. A shuffle of papers, a tapping of keys, a hand gently laid on an arm. Words were nothing more than noise. A nod of the head, something decided, as you nodded along, unaware of anything agreed to. A life divided, into the before, and now suddenly, the after. Standing, walking, a door opening, when had any of this happened? That look again, softly knowing as it passed on the single folded sheet of shiny paper, light as a feather, yet heavy as lead. “You know dear…” words filtered like marbles through the cushion of cacophonous silence. “There’s a choice to make…”

Stand and fight. Stand and fight. Stand and fight. Stand and fight. Stand and fight. Stand and fight.

Accept and reflect. Accept and reflect. Accept and reflect. Accept and reflect. Accept and reflect.

Through the haze of disbelief, and the fog of terror, something solid started to materialize. An implacable force, a cold and strong resilience, as unbending and firm as steel. A warmth, as adamant as the chill, something more numerous than the grains of sand on the sore, millions of hands reaching out, consoling, holding, comforting and driving you on.

“No…” A smile curled lips not having expected to turn upwards again. Continue reading Why I Relay


Fairefolk emerge

“What did you say?”

“No really, what did you say?”
“Oh, nothing. I’m just…”

Mona pushed off from the bridge, the softest whisper of wings on the air as she plummeted, rising again before touching the water, her wings setting up a steady beat as she sped toward Kit. Reaching the cliff edge, she chose not to land, swooping instead to a dead stop before her friend, unsteady only in that with each beat of her wings, she rose and fell several feet. These moods happened, she knew them well, and knew how to provoke Kit into shaking them off. The rise and fall was a tactic, an irritation supported in extreme cases by faces pulled and eyes crossed, all while staying just out of the reach of an outstretched arm.

“You’re just what?” Mona flopped over in the air, regarding Kit upside down as she dipped and rose. Not even a swipe as she came close. A frown gently creased her forehead, sure she wasn’t being anywhere near as annoying as she was able, but still!

The cool breeze of a sigh wshing over her was all the response she received. “There you go again!” she grumbled, twisting in the air, the beat of her wings carrying her back out over the chasm. “Bloody sighing! That’s all you’ve done all bloody day! Is it your damned ennui again?”
Kit finally moved, rising into the air herself. “If you ever let me express a thought without thinking you know what I’m going to say before my mouth even opens…”
Mona grinned, a single powerful sweep of her wings carrying her far out into the middle of the void. “Gotcha talking though didn’t I? Not just…” she mimicked a long drawn out sigh, “Breathing at me.” Following out into the open, Kit’s wings beat, sending a ripple of turbulence strong enough to cause Mona to drop, laughing as she fell.
“Oooh the ennui…” Mona cried, dramatically holding a hand over her heart. “The ennui of it all!”

“Idiot.” Kit smiled, the emotion almost reaching her eyes. “Do you not even know what day it is?”

Mona looked back, blankly. “Tuesday?”

“Idiot.” Kit repeated, humour finally glinting through. “For starters, it’s Thursday. And to finish, How can you not know what day it is?”

Mona shrugged, then blinked. “No. No? No!”

Kit nodded, “Oh yes, it’s snuck up on us this year. I mean, I knew it was coming… but I forgot just how much it takes. I just don’t know if we can do it justice.”

Mona looked around, noticing, apparently for the first time, that there was a chasm below them, behind them a bridge; the pressure of which, come to think of it, she could still feel against her spine, as though she had really rested against it. “Well…” she sighed, ignoring, or not noticing, the snort of laughter from Kit. “Well would you look at this?”
Kit nodded, looking around properly herself. “Beautiful isnt it?” Mona just nodded, amazed. The two hovered, hands reaching out to clasp each other. Once again they had form, the spirits that entertained and comforted through the year could now act.

The world blossomed around them. They were so busy, always, but this was something else. Mona squeezed Kit’s hand.

“We will do it justice. The people will come to see, to feel, to remember and to forget. The people will console and celebrate with us again. The people care.”
More BEAUTIFUL SIMS than you can shake a good sized stick at, Amazing people, in an Incredible cause. Go. Be astounded. SHOP! Help to save lives, help to celebrate, help to make each day better.

All items below are sold to benefit Relay For Life, and the American Cancer Society.

The demon Mona

Horns: [CX] Ikenga’s Horns ( Gold )
Hair: /Wasabi Pills/ Raven
Wings: [SP] Ascendant Wings [M] Fallen 2.0 (Not RFL)
Eyes: c – Forgotten Doll
Skin: .:Soul:. Gen2 F – Ceredil – [SE D4] – TT-SB – NoBrow
Sleeves: [Gauze]&[Trap] Fuzz Gloves :Demon(spec)
Legs: [Gauze&Trap] Faun Legs – Short Demon

The angel Kit

Horns: [CX] Ikenga’s Horns ( Gold )
Hair: /Wasabi Pills/ Raven
Wings: [SP] Ascendant Wings [M] Ascend 2.0 (Not RFL)
Eyes: Curious Kitties – Forgotten Doll
Skin: .:Soul:. Gen2 F – Ceredil – [SE FF2016] – TT-FB – Brow
Sleeves: [Gauze]&[Trap] Fuzz Gloves :Unicorn
Legs: [Gauze&Trap] Faun Legs – Long:Unicorn

Poses for both – Mythril : Her Grace

Meet Our Sponsors: Curious Kitties

Ameshin Yossarian, the creator of Curious Kitties, shares with us her reasons to sponsor the Faire and her early-found love for fantasy. She also talks of her background as an artist and teases us with her upcoming Faire releases!

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

I’d have a harder time thinking of why not to be a sponsor! I absolutely love the Fantasy Faire & hope it can continue to be a part of Second Life & RFL every year!

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

I began building in Second Life when a customer from another popular virtual world at the time (in 2004) suggested I give SL a try.
This is my 10th year in Second Life now!

What inspires me to create in general is a natural drive. I’ve been an artist for longer then I can remember (I’m also a freelance artist/designer by trade) so I generally love to create in various mediums one of them luckily being 3D & textures which comes in really handy when creating in Second Life!

I really love it when people can enjoy wearing & using the art I create, its very exciting even after all this time!

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

This year I’m bringing TONS of items to the Faire! Magical, Elven, & Original Fantasy Genres!

These new items are top secret & will be revealed at the Faire! Accessories, clothing & avatars using some new methods & new features! Plus some of the more classic designs for the more traditional Second Lifers!


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

The first time I encountered the fantasy genre was probably before I had much understanding of the actual world. Probably starting at around 1~2 I enjoyed childrens picture books about fairies, mermaids, elves, goblins etc.

I just generally love anything fantasy! Its unique & wild. The fantasy genre doesn’t have any really hard set limits so I love that!

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

I don’t have a favourite Faire memory, but thats actually a good thing. I’ve been attending the Fantasy Faire every year & theres always special memories each time. The Faire & Second Life have been evolving, and its always extremely exciting to see an entirely new & unique Fantasy Faire each year!

Thank you, Ameshin, for taking the time to chat with us. We’re honoured to have you join us again at the Faire!