With two days left to see more than half the Fairelands, with more than a month of non-stop work and little or no sleep, with amazing results and wonderful stolen moments and breaks to make me keep going, finally I am throwing the sponge and calling it a Faire.
I hoped to complete the special Petite Charm this weekend and make it available as a last but not least little symbol of the Faire, but I am simply not able to complete the project properly mostly to a drop in focus and energy after releasing Flow. This is why I am opening pre-orders to the Petite that will be available only the next 48 hours, and then retired till next Fantasy Faire.
Petite Charm Pre-order Informations:
- Both Female and Male pre-orders available
- Sale To Benefit RFL of SL and Fantasy Faire’s 2018 Fundraising Goal
- Pre-Order Available Until Fantasy Faire 2018 disappears into the Mysts on May, 8th.
- The Avatar will be available on Sale again during Fantasy Faire 2019 as Full Donation Item.
- Est. Release Date June, 1st 2018
Also do not forgot the special Petites available on sale as every year by tradition at Fantasy Faire, those will be unavailable again until Fantasy Faire 2019. About Aetherea Builds
Aetherea will re-appear during Second Life Birthday Celebration and also the Relay for Life Weekend track, where I plan to release the builds adapted for also residential use as well with the new designs showcased in July, available in Yang and Yin colour schemes. Aetherea Bench and additional Furniture will be available at the Libertine Showroom after Fantasy Faire.
A personal note
A warm thank you to all the Fallens, Fans, Fairelanders for the amazing support during the creative and work rollercoaster I found myself into this year. Your support and encouragement was pure fuel and helped me get to where I am today: exhausted sure, but very happy that the Faire was a wonderful success for everyone.
Often it's hard to explain the work behind the curtains, and sometimes it's better to keep it this way, Fairelanders shall absorb and enjoy the magic of a World creation that blossoms naturally, all the mechanics behind the stage shall not be seen as not to ruin the experience. It's why whatever happens, the Show must go on.
I am sorry we didn't have the chance to hang out together more as past years, and I am as always closing my Faire with a sense of melancholy I have every year... as preparing a wonderful dinner party where everyone is having a blast and you are stuck in the Kitchen having plates going out, preparing drinks and making sure all the guests are having a blast.
We've all been there, but we also know that at the end of the dinner, the cook will come out, dirty, dressed as crap, get a glass of wine and sit with everyone and have the best part of the whole experience, seeing everyone fed, drunk and smiling.
I hope you had amazing Fantasy Faire 2018 Dinner party and that all of our work was worth it,
I see you the next two days before the Mysts collapse,
I heard there might be a very big party on Monday....
Today, 2pm slt, the Fantasy Faire Grand Live Auction will take place at the Story Well, and Aetherea brings you a unique build in 3 styles for the same nature: The Golden Tree Garden. Good luck and always thank you for bidding and supporting the cause,
Help me restore the balance of Aetherea by aiding through the incarnation of opposing, yet collaborating, spirits. Bring Aetherea to its final form where Balance of Opposites — not conflict — is the Key to a Healthy Existence.
Two special edition skins — incarnations — will be provided to support and aid the balance of Aetherea and they are available only during the event. If the region is full you can still purchase the skins and view the event from Aetherea’s balconies in Fairelands Junction and Tiny Town. Glorious unexpected Music provided by DJ Lokii Violet.
Transcendence is also know as the Jail & Bail of Alia Baroque on Faire events, and is taking place on Aetherea, today Friday 27, at 2 - 4 pm. Hope to see you there,
I thought this following post will be called Aetherea, have the invitation to the sim and Fairelands, have the beautiful captures by Faire photographers, the SLurl, the plans, the path of work that got me to the completion of a new world and the post date would be Thursday 19. So why am I writing to you on Monday 23?
Because In the past 70+ Hours since the Faire opened I was on a long journey on saving that World.
I can go into details on how we opened new areas for display, how I under the table rebuilt the sim over and over, changing the physics, lowering the object load, analyzing every single script and reducing the region's lag footprint to almost zero with the live help of Faire staff and Linden Labs, and nothing really solved the issues.
The Gates opened letting in enthusiastic and excited wonderers and I was under the floating Temples trying to support them with what I had and it wasn't enough. With the intervention of the Divine Linden hands all the Faire moved to new different speed servers after the initial hiccups but Aetherea kept shattered. To make things even worse, the sim restarted during LL duplication process and Aetherea scattered as multiple shards and mirror images of herself on different servers: a region with multiple layers of consciousness.
Ultimately we decided for a backup plan that became the main solution and we are working on it now: I am currently rebuilding Aetherea from scratch on a new region, merchants are setting up again and LL will test her as best we can before we replace the current one with the fresh new one.
So this is why, except a few eggs, you are not seeing much more releases from me and there's a lack of an official invite. I worked too hard to have a sim visitable only during SLT night hours and then go completely dead and frozen. The Faire need a strong link, not a sick one, and we are healing it.
So here's an unofficial invite until I can properly invite you,