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Fantasy Faire Prep Week: Day 2

{Invite to join Party} {Can I have it?} {Thank you!}

{Invite to join Party} {Can I have it?} {Thank you!}

 

Every day. Yeah, I lived up to that one quick huh?

Wanna know how out of sorts the Faire has had me? When I made the last post… I thought it was already Monday. I was a day ahead of myself. Ah well. We’re back to the daily blogging grind right? RIGHT?!

Right. I would have blogged yesterday, but you see, I was bit out of sorts. Monday night captivated me on Livestream for 12 making Owl Plushies, and sorting out the rest of my pose posters and stuff. …Descriptive, I know.

I had started streaming somewhere around 10pm Monday night, and finished streaming around 10:30 Tuesday morning. Soon after, to relieve the stress and pressure from the previous night my Husband treated me out to Sushi. Upon the return home I crashed for six hours, woke up around 4pm, and was up until 3am working on Fantasy Faire stuff yet again.

Since then, I have slept eleven and a half hours. Only to wake up, and assist Sei with some Fantasy Faire opinions and advice. I spent a couple of hours watching some Final Fantasy XIV:ARR news from their youtube (since I found out yesterday I have access to this weekend’s beta) and promptly finished a picture for this blog post, which… I’m actually exceedingly proud of.

I remember on Monday I had a lot of things I wanted to touch on for this blog post, but to be honest… I can’t remember a single one. I imagine its going to be like that for the rest of the week.

I’m feeling like a zombie slightly. Monster White (Zero Ultra) has become my replacement for water, and I’m slowly making my way towards the last step of completing my projects. Boxing and writing instructions that few people will ever read.

Hugs and kisses from your favorite Miqo’te White Mage.

Hope to see you at the Faire!

Products Produced so Far:

Magical poses for magical stuff!

Magical poses for magical stuff!

Miqo'te inspired Poses

Miqo’te inspired Poses

Exclusive Fantasy Faire three friend pose!

Exclusive Fantasy Faire three friend pose!

Hoot Plushies

Owl Plushies!~

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Fantasy Faire Prep Week: Day 1

Looking way better than I feel!

Looking way better than I feel!

 

For the last two years the event that has stolen my heart in Second Life has been Fantasy Faire. The immersive and gorgeous sims each ranging with their own fantasy theme. The exclusive products. The quality designers, events, and activities. Its enough to put stars in ones eyes for the entire eight day span of the Faire.

This time last year I was visiting the faire wondering what it would be like to be one of those many Fantasy Faire designers, and how awesome it would be to take part in such an amazing event. Well, now I’m here doing it and I’m going to share with you the ups and downs, stress and joy, of being a designer in such a huge event.

This week I’m going to do a special event where I’ll be blogging each day right up until the start of the Faire. Keep in mind that the Faire is, for lack of a better phrase, pretty much under NDA until the Early Access Bloggers have their way with it on the 19th. Word has it that the Fantasy Faire sims that are online are sooo secret that they merely have giant pink lawn flamingos in them. IE: They’re not even up and running yet.

So where am I? What am I doing? I am pulling out my hair strand by strand and stressing until I’m blue in the face. As a FF designer, I have deadlines, and I’ve had these deadlines since March. But as some of you may know, inspiration is a fickle thing. In many ways its like a cat. It comes and goes when it pleases, demands to be fed at five am in the morning when you’re dreaming peacefully, and occasionally asks to be let out so that it may run rampant on a blank SL canvas. It can disappear for days at a time and sleep for any amount of God given hours in a day. Or at least, this seems to be how mine works and like a cat, I seem to be most creative in the wee hours of the morning. I’m neglecting to mention the frazzled and disturbing image of myself, eyes blood shot and caffeine hung over after “inspiration” has had its way with me and smoked a cat nip joint.

Here it is, the last week, the final deadline, and I feel as if I’m only now getting started. Of course, this hasn’t been for lack of trying. All procrastination aside, I spent countless wasted hours trying desperately to come up with ideas as for what I wanted to do for the faire. The first thing I managed to come up with was reawakening an old idea and presenting the food trays. Luckily, it seems as if it’ll work.

Item one down. Yet, that never seems like enough. Bringing one item to the faire, even if its technically three versions? NOPE. Not enough. Now we’re back to square one all over again.

So what do you do when you’re out of inspiration and struggling like a mad woman?

You learn something new. What did I decide to learn? Poses. Why? Because I needed to create a holding pose for my trays. Safe to say, that’s been accomplished. …And then some. It occurred to me in the midsts of my pose creation that I should do more.

And more was done. In a grand total of ten hours I have successfully taught myself how to create poses, and Sei tells me I’m not half bad at it. So outside of the many flop poses I made, I now have two sets of five poses ready for the faire along with one three person pose and one couples pose. Though I haven’t decided entirely if those will accompany us to the faire. I’m debating.

The entire ten hours that I put forth into learning poses and doing all the pictures for them was spent without break (excluding getting food) and I Livestreamed the whole event. Its nice though, that through designing for an event like this I have found a new hobby. I Find that I actually quite fancy creating poses. They’re fun, and new!

I think all of that took place yesterday. I was up for 24+ hours, and at that point time just seems to blur together. I was also hyped on three different energy drinks and equivalently brought on the amusing stupid to go with it on the stream.

What’s going on today? My favorite word. Re cooperation. Recovery. Rest. Today’s drink diet consists of WATER and only water as I try and purge my system and rest. Because what happens tomorrow? The same thing that happened yesterday and this will most likely be my pattern right up until the Faire.

This is how I design.

Welcome to Fantasy Faire Prep week.

Poses so far:

Exclusive Fantasy Faire three friend pose!

Exclusive Fantasy Faire three friend pose!

Miqo'te inspired Poses

Miqo’te inspired Poses

Magical poses for magical stuff!

Magical poses for magical stuff!

 

 
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Posted by on April 14, 2013 in Coming Soon, Events, New Releases

 

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