Saturday, April 30, 2022

Fantasy Faire : The Hidden City of Tenpyo

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STORYLINE: Hidden beyond a snowy pass deep in the Nippon mountains, was the twelve hundred year old city of Tenpyo, the capital of the Oni Lands. Beautiful. Regal. A place untouched by modern times. It had been safely defended all these years. Until one day, the Benimurasaki Onmyōdō detected the evil miasma of the Unweaver had infiltrated their paradise.

The Fantasy Faire is back!
This post was inspired by the hat and veil by Hopscotch and the fun skin and tattoo by Soul and AERTH. Not to mention, this stunning sim created by Gabriel. Its a Must see! the Faire is open until May 8th. DO NOT MISS IT!   (Below the style card, is an FAQ for FF I made for those new to SL and the the Faire.)

On Him, the Benimurasaki Onmyōdō:
Veil: HopScotch Veiled Hat, posable [mesh](Fantasy Faire: Tenpyo)(225L)
Pet: ridi-ludi-fool obake medama-3 patapata [animesh](Fantasy Faire: Bassett Town)(80L)
Tattoo: AERTH Moon Tears Body Tattoo MAGENTA [BOM](Fantasy Faire: Atheneum)(200L)
Skin: SOUL .:S:. [G3] Dantela [F20] EVO, LEGACY M [BOM](Fantasy Faire: Atheneum)(1499L)
Necklace: who what magatama pendant- male [mesh](Fantasy Faire: Tenpyo)(210L)
Typing Effect: who what GOBOUSEI- [benimurasaki] male [mesh](Fantasy Faire: Tenpyo)(180L)
Pants: Gabriel ::GB:: Wa sarouel (Legacy) (C) Kurosame [mesh](Fantasy Faire: Tenpyo)(99L sale)
Hat: Maru Kado Suge Gasa White [mesh](100L)
Hair: Ginko Hair #22 Hair - Rigged Male, colorful [mesh](279L)
Arm wraps: CerberusXing Wraps (350L)
Belt: sakka Studio Ss.Kosode Nagoya-Obi [mesh](200L)
Collar: Bare Rose ::: B@R ::: Karakuriko C2 Kesa [mesh](190L)
Claws: L'Emporio&PL Oblio Vampire Claws male [mesh](350L)
Head: LeLUTKA lel EvoX KANE 3.1 [mesh](3990L)
Body: TheShops [BODY] Athletic Meshbody (Legacy)(m) (1.0) [mesh](5000L)

Here is a quick FAQ on Fantasy Faire off the top of my head.

**Q: What is the Fantasy Faire?**
A: Its an annual event hosted by the American Cancer Society Relay for Life. Its like SL's World Cup or Super Bowl. It's HUGE! The theme is Fantasy (fiction, fashion, role play, decor, sim design, tabletop games, video games, anime/manga/comics, radio station, parties, art galleries, quest games, etc)

**Q: They raising funds?**
A: yes! All designers participating have an item for sale that is either a 100% donation or 50%. There is also a silent auction. Donations. And a Hud you purchase to play a quest game with stories, videos, and prizes. (note: A higher level hud includes an outfit for men and women). Last year in 2021 the Fantasy Faire in SL raised a new record, $95,178 in US Dollar (that's L$23,794,648 in Linden Dollars). So far this year after 8 days, the Fantasy Faire has raised $42,503 USD (that's 10,625,800L). Yes, I was not kidding when I said its huge! Relay for Life says of all their fund raising operations, SecondLife's Fantasy faire is by far the biggest fund raiser per money invested in an event. )

**Q: Ok! I want to see it, do I need to dress up in a costume?**
A: Come however you want, Fantasy allows for barely clothed styles, furries, city smashing giants, fairies, animal avatars, tiny kittens, robots, whatever you want as long as it's PG. But a word of  WARNING, the sims are very full of people and objects. To avoid lag, and enjoy the best experience, wear a low lag avatar, and work for graphic settings to keep frame rates up. At the main landing is a free Low Lag gift avatar/outfit you can wear. This year its a paperdoll style. To read more about being low lag, go here:

**Q: What is there to do?**
A: Explore the 20 sims! Its very big deal to land a sim to decorate for the Fantasy Faire. Its SL's finest creating amazing fantasy settings. This my favorite part of the fair. I also enjoy people watching and making new friends. I have made many long lasting friends at the fair, good people too. You can also visit during live DJ shows and Live dance Performances. The Lit Sim has gatherings to talk about certain books and authors. Tabletop game tournament. Several sims have their own Hunts and Games. And the big game will start soon, you purchase a hud to play it. The first part usually requires hunting for objects hidden across the sims. The 2nd part takes place on the game sim, with puzzles. You can also shop like crazy. Lots of amazing stuff.

You can read more the Fantasy Faire here:
The website has links to event calendar, the shopping catalog, details with the sims designers, role plays, game information, images taken, and daily blog posts.Go have fun! But don't wait too long to go, it ends May 8th. First week is full of events. 2nd week does not have events, but sims and games are still open.

**Q: What is the "Unweaver" I see mentioned in the game?**
A: Its the Faire's personification/embodiment of Cancer. He is the villain we quest to defeat.

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Engine Room: The Great Race of the Clockwork Kingdom, 3

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STORYLINE: The roads were deserted all across the Clockwork Kingdom. The tension was thick in the air as darkness fell. Children strained on their tiptoes at the windows. Where were the racers? Did they crash? Did the new vehicles invented by the Cogworks fail? Who was winning? Suddenly, a distant cheer swelled up in the night air. And then the children heard it, — a thundering roar growing louder and louder. The kids squealed and ran to the rooftop. “Momma Momma,” they jumped up and down and pointed. “It’s the White Wabbit!”

On Him, The White Rabbit:
Cape, gloves, top: TURB Dark Archbishop Fatpack (Legacy M)[mesh](Engine Room)(1050L)
Mask: ANTAYA Steampunk mask "Delta" FATPACK [mesh](Engine Room)(199L)
Bike, pose: Level Nine Songbird [mesh](Engine Room)(1500L)
Pants: [LOB] VIEGO PANTS - LEGACY [mesh](199L)
Boots: irrISIStible Steampunk white rabbit BOOT MEN [mesh](199L)
Eyes: Mana Fickle Eyes [BOM] [mesh](399L)
Ears: Aii & Ego Cotton Usagi Ears XL [mesh](450L)
Hair: INK air _ UN ::White, gacha [mesh]( L)
Head: LeLUTKA lel EvoX KANE 3.1 [mesh](3990L)
Body: TheShops [BODY] Athletic Meshbody (Legacy)(m) (1.0) [mesh](5000L)


Saturday, April 16, 2022

Engine Room: The Great Race of the Clockwork Kingdom, 2

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STORYLINE: The Clockwork Queen proposed a contest to see who can complete the designated race course first. Naturally the winner would get a valuable prize, but what it was she kept to herself. Not only that, but all contestants get a valuable prize just for entering, -- a day with her esteemed team of engineers, known as the Cog Works, to create the ideal vehicle perfectly suited for each participant. The race course goes over land, air, and sea. The start begins in 1 week!

On her, The Clockwork Queen:
Staff, magic: Artemista Roots of Time - Staff, Body Effects [mesh](Engine Room)(320L)
Glasses: Air Unnr Glasses gold_CM [mesh](Engine Room)(400L)
Gloves: RabbitHouse LaceHalfGlove  [mesh](Engine Room)(375L)
Dress: RabbitHouse NEO VICTORIA green[mesh](Engine Room)(380L)
Clock earring: PANIQ Lachesis Earrings [mesh](Engine Room)(169L)
Earrings: Rise Design [ rD ] Manchester Earring [mesh](Engine Room)(199L)
Hair: KMH Hair F191 Rigged, naturals [mesh](Engine Room)(325L)
Collar: Insomnia Angel gear collar [mesh](700L)
Crown1: Nutmeg. Chaise lounge and Crown [mesh](350L)
Crown2: deviousMind !dM VictorianGothic - Little Decorated Fur Crown, gacha [mesh](75L)
Head: LeLUTKA lel EvoX KAYA 3.1 [mesh](3990L)
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body Lara [BOM] [mesh](2750L)
Pose: Shisei-Do GothLoli Pose09 (10L)

Office set: Eclectica Curiosities Steampunk office desk, chairs, props  [mesh](Engine Room)(350L)
Decor: random.Matter The Haunting - EMF Reader [mesh](Engine Room)(120L)
Decor: random.Matter The Haunting - Ghost Box [mesh](Engine Room)(100L)
Clock: Rhyme Nor Reason [RnR] Chronometer [mesh](Engine Room)(gift)
Decor: Rhyme Nor Reason [RnR] Stereoscope Decor [mesh](Engine Room)(300L)
Drafting set: SAYO Edison Drafting Schematics, Table, Scrolls, Lamp [mesh](Engine Room)(850L)
Desk lamp: Jane&Finch Outer Satellite [mesh](Engine Room)(300L)
Walls: Le Boheme Steam Goth Walls 27, 15 (20L each)

Wednesday, April 6, 2022

Engine Room: The Great Race of the Clockwork Kingdom, 1

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STORYLINE: The Queen of Clockwork Kingdom needed a quick delivery of an important package to the White Kingdom. When it finally arrived, her gift was broken and a month late. She was enraged. Up and down the throne room she paced, frustrated by the incompetence of her mechanical servants. The cogs of the giant clock ground loudly against each other as she mulled a solution. Tick. Tock. Tick. Tock. Then suddenly, an idea struck her. "None is more speedy than the White Rabbit. He understands the value of time. Summon him at once!" she commanded. 

The Engine Room is back and larger than ever! With 100 designers and items inspired by Historical Fantasy . Or as I would say, the Future-That-Never-Was. That's right, all kinds of Punk styles are present, not just Steampunk, but Dieselpunk, Cyberpunk, Aetherpunk, Raypunk, and more.... Its a future as imagined from the past. And you find all the coolness at the Engine Room!

This post, and the Great Race series, was inspired by many awesome items at the current round of the Engine Room.  Shown above is the toksik Debonair Coat which comes many colors, and fits for men and women. The pocketwatches by torment gave me the idea to bring back to the blog the White Rabbit. The clocks have spinning clock hands too! The heart on the cheek is a gift by torment at the event. The Fonete Pince Nez glasses are by Celeste. I added the key from torment to the end. And finishing off this elegant look, is the gorgeous throneroom skybox, Lament of Innocence, by Spires Society. The window has animated clouds and magical sparkles. The orb lights on the ceiling are also animated. It makes my heart happy to do an image like this, it reminds me of past springs in SecondLife when I spent a lot of time chasing little hopping rabbits in the Wonderland gardens of RMK. 

On Him, The White Rabbit:
Coat: toksik Debonair Coat (Legacy M) (Mod) [mesh](Engine Room)(320L)
Glasses: CELESTE Fonte Pince Nez - Fatpack [mesh](Engine Room)(225L)
Clocks, pose: torment mad alice [clock-l] [clock-r] [mesh](Engine Room)(250L)
Heart: torment mad alice [hearts/gift] [mesh](Engine Room)(gift)
Key: torment mad alice [key-l/gift] [mesh](Engine Room)
Eyes: Mana Fickle Eyes [BOM] [mesh](399L)
Ears: Aii & Ego Cotton Usagi Ears XL [mesh](450L)
Hair: Dura U93-HAIR-FAT PACK1 [mesh](380L)
Gloves: Contraption Dapper Dandy's Gloves [mesh](350L)
Head: LeLUTKA lel EvoX KANE 3.1 [mesh](3990L)

Skybox: Spires Society Lament of Innocence [mesh](Engine Room)(2000L)