Blogger Challenge: Why I Relay

This is the first time I’ve written something like this and it really is a challenge, so please bear with me.

This is my 4th year as a Faire Chronicler and I’m proud to be such, but this year is very different. I previously have done this because it’s a great cause to support, obviously I’d known people who had Cancer, but previously not lost someone close to it. My Aunt passed shortly before this year’s Faire and she is missed. She was not geographically close to me, so seeing her in person was pretty rare, but I knew she’d be there on the end of the phone. I probably took that for granted because I didn’t speak to her often either. This may bring up the question of “how were you close then?”, the answer is that she had a great impact on my childhood. My family would visit theirs  and many happy summers were spent with my cousins when I was growing up. I could always talk to her, usually back then to complain about my mum, as youngsters and teens are prone to doing.

Obviously later we talked about more adult topics, but it was those summer years that formed a trust bond you think will never be broken, but her cancer did that far too soon. She was a shrewd business woman that passed that know-how onto my cousins, who have become successful in their own right because of it.

So I Relay in her memory, in the hopes that fewer aunts and mothers are lost to the dreadful disease of Cancer. I’d never cried for her loss until I wrote this, I’m not good at showing my emotions, but putting these thoughts on virtual paper has allowed me to let them out. The thought of her not being there at our family gatherings makes my screen go blurry.

I was uncertain what I might use as an image for this post, if any at all, but then I remembered one of her wishes; she wanted people to dress in bright colours at her funeral and her favourite colour was Blue, so I searched the Faire for something suitable.


  • Dress: Constnace from UNA
  • Pose: Mist Magic 3 from Astalianda
  • Necklace: Portal: Rana Necklace

This post was featured on Second Life Community Blog on 7th May 2024

The Wiki Wizzard of Whispering Pages

Apparently Humans have these things called “Wiki”s, they’re meant to answer basic or frequently asked questions about a particular subject, in theory.

This Wizards answers are always right however, though she doesn’t know where they come from. She just opens one of her books at random and the answer to somebody’s question will just be there, even if she didn’t entirely understand what they were asking. Sounds great you may think, she knows everything, but alas no. None of her books will provide such answers to her own questions or questions about her. This is obviously most frustrating, things like “Where will my next meal come from?” would be very useful to know for a wandering Wizard, so she doesn’t walk a day’s journey in the wrong direction. The books do seem to impose certain other caveats too, if someone wealthy asks “Where can I get gold?”  it’ll likely say “You’ve got enough!” if a person in need were to ask, it would provide advice for them to earn it within their capabilities. So they don’t always provide the answers people wanted, more what they needed. This sometimes resulted in angry people, or grateful people that would provide her with dinner and a bed for a night or two.

What question would you ask?

(Inspired by a comment by Amaya in the Fantasy Faire Discord)



Featured on the Second Life Community Blog on 29 April 2024

Faire Folk: Slick Salvage at Plankbarrow  Harbor

They call her “Slick” not because she’s particularly cool, fast or some shallow reason, it’s simply because her tail scales have a rainbow pattern similar to how the water goes when human boats pass by. It’s not a bad thing though, in a way it gives her an advantage. Her kin won’t swim near the wrecks of the human vessels for fear of getting their shiny scales stained. For her though that’s not a problem and it means she can search the wrecks for salvage in peace. Certainly the murky water of the old harbour isn’t pleasant, but the rewards of salvage can make it worthwhile. She’s heard a fresh wreck has been dropped in the watery junkyard, so it’s time to explore.


  • Tail: Zen Child Designs // Brine – Odyssey Mer Tail Maitreya 1.1 – Faire Store
  • Tail Texture: Brine – Nouveau for Odyssey Mer Tail RFL Oil Slick – Faire Store
  • Arm Tatto: ~FHHS~ Growth-Stems tint black 100% – Faire Store
  • Hands Tattoo: ~FHHS~ Growth- FINGERS tint black 100% – Faire Store
  • Shoulder & Body Tatto: [n.a.p] Leaves Embrace – Faire Store
  • Face Tattoo: [n.a.p] Wildwood Paints v2 – Faire Store
  • Bra: Chorrai – Acantha (Legacy body version worn on Maitreya which fits fine) – Faire Store
  • Hair: Raven Bell – Luxe Hair –Faire Store
  • Skin: Draco [xx]+FGInc.+ Silver PG. – Faire Store

Location: Plankbarrow Harbor

Blogger Challenge: My New Shiny – Moon Reflections of Aquarius

I featured a couple of items from Second Moon in a previous post, I couldn’t help wanting to use them again with this dress also of theirs. It’s gorgeously reflective in the right light, such as at the Isle of Aquarius. Second Moon is an old store that’s making a comeback, having originally opened in 2007 but closed in 2013. Now it’s back with some lovely shiny stuff!

Outfit Credits:

  • Dress: Reflections – Moonlight Dress – Second Moon
  • Hair: Mermaid Wet Hair – Second Moon
  • Tiara: 04 Mer Tiara Lagoon – Second Moon
  • Skin: M&M – LeLutka Evo – GHOST – Yvaine – Moth & Moon

Blogger Challenge: I Remember The Rave That Never Happened

It’s tricky to remember something that everyone in attendance will deny it taking place, but as they say “if there’s no pictures, it didn’t happen”. I fortunately do have pictures! This certainly was a challlenge though due to the sheer number of photos I’d taken. But I’d say that’s the sign of a good not-a-party-at-all, if you want to capture every moment.