Thither art a few things i cannot intermit in this ordinary. i cannot intermit the promiseth of mead, a possible peasant revolt, and the ability to weareth a coronet whenev’r possible.
You’re probably wondering a few things right now. What the hell did Tipsy just say? How did she say it? (Translator Baby) And…why is she talking like that?
It’s that time of the year again for the Raglan Shire to get their medieval on. September is a month full of ratpops, castles, things that make you feel like you walked into a ren faire mixed with Monty Python (Not a bad thing), and the possibility of finding various foods on sticks. (I happened to find a waffle, pancake, cookie, AND nachos on a stick.)
This is the 8th Annual Raglan Shire Medieval Festival and it does not feel stale like many reoccurring yearly Second Life affairs. Every year, from the various events to the decor, it gives you a feeling of ye ol’ days gone by mixed with the silly fun that only the residents of the Shire can provide.
I do want to point out that each year the Shire raises funds to support various adopted animals.
Elish The Giraffe – ZSL Zoo In London
Malayan Tapir Named Fluffy – Sedgwick Zoo In Kansas
You can find where to donate by looking for the signs.
The shire medieval festival only runs through septemb’r so don’t misseth out on this amazing nonce!
The Lady Of Libations – “Tipsy” Cerulean
Important SLurls And Web Links:
I put together a wee something for this years festival by turning my in-world office into a tavern. Come check out the Ye Ol’ Drunken Bovine!
I usually don’t write about anything fashion or shopping related because it’s not my mug of beer. When a friend of mine approached me and asked me if I would mention the World Goth Fair in Second Life I was on board because it’s for a good cause. Fashion is fashion but a good cause will get me writing.
First things first was to go forth and dress the part. You cannot go wrong with a spider web dress and large black “bride of Frankenstein” hair.
The World Goth Fair is an annual Second Life event (officially sanctioned by the World Goth Day people) to benefit the Sophie Lancaster Foundation. (If you don’t know what this foundation is then I suggest you read about them.)
The World Goth Fair is set up into three sims with three different ratings:
I had a lot of fun not only looking at the various items people had up for sale but it was fun to talk to others who were there for a good cause. I saw a very nice lady with a lizard tail. You have to love the freedom of a virtual world to let people be whoever, or whatever, they want to be!
Even if you’re not big into the whole goth thing I still suggest visiting and donating to a worthy cause. If you are into the scene/look then many of the vendors have items set up where 50% (and a few even at 100%) of the proceeds going to the Sophie Lancaster Foundation. The fair is until June 1st so hurry up and take a look!
Info For You:
Official World Goth Fair In Second Life Website. Fair will go until June 1st.
SLurl To Fair (I’m giving you the General one here)
Learn More About World Goth Day
I want to thank my friend Alexis who not only pointed me in the fairs direction and asked for me to mention it and it’s cause. She has a store called “Tiny Bit Radikal” who is a vendor at this event. You can find her stuff located in the Port Seraphine sim.
The weekend is almost upon us! (Puts on a prim party hat. Blows up balloons.) I wanted to give everyone a head start this weekend with a list of things going on around the virtual grid. Start planning your Second Life fun!
Exciting isn’t it?
1. The Fantasy Faire is still going on until April 29th so you still have a few days left to visit. Worth a visit to check out everything that is offered this year as well as give for the American Cancer Society Relay For Life.
2. Prim Charades happens every Friday at 5pm SLT at the Raglan Shire. The basic idea of the game is to build something while everyone tries to guess what you are building. The avie who guesses correctly gets to build next. Fun to just watch if you’re not the greatest of builders. This is a tiny event but everyone, big & small, is welcome to come check it out.
Side Note: This months current theme around the Raglan Shire is the old west. There is a Native American village as well as a tiny western town. If you have a tiny avatar (or not) I suggest checking it out as well as checking out their events calendar. Loads of fun! If you don’t have a tiny avatar then get a free one at the Welcome Center to try your hand at being small. Who knows…you might dig it.
4. Fridays at 7pm SLT you can sit & watch the Beautiful Freaks Burlesque Circus. I REALLY dig burlesque so to see it in a virtual world is pretty neato to me. If I am around that late on a Friday night I like to go & watch the show.
5. The Falmouth Hotel is one of the SCARIEST places I have visited on Second Life. It’s not one of the usual “Let’s throw some blood & body parts all over the place then add an iconic horror villain.” kind of place. This one has atmosphere & it’s virtually unnerving. When visiting be sure to check out EVERYTHING. All of the rooms. All of the doors. It’s all worth it. Don’t forget to make a stop at the hotels bar. Trust me. Be sure to take a friend with you as it’s more fun to have someone to share the scare.
I plan on writing a big review on it next week to show just how awesome this place is & why you should make it freaky stop in your SL travels. I would insert a “Hotel California” joke in here right about now but I REALLY can’t stand the Eagles. Sorry. LOOOOOONNNGGG story!
Hope this helps you out a bit with your Second Life weekend plans. Go forth, explore, & have a bit of fun!
I do not have a Second Life family but support those that go that route in their virtual lives. I am glad that there are people out there who have found a family that is as supportive as any real life family could be. Sometimes even more.
The 2nd Annual Live.Laugh.Love Family Fair is currently running until May 5th. This is a fair based on family related SL (Example: children’s stores). Even if you do not have a Second Life family or are not a virtual child I still think it is important to visit because the proceeds benefit “Autism Speaks“. Make a donation to this charity because it is one that is extremely important to me for personal reasons. Every time I walk out of my house in real life I never leave without my autism awareness bracelet on. Every little bit helps & I feel that it is extremely important to educate others about Autism as well as support the efforts of this charity.
Since I am not a child nor have a family I gave at one of the donation kiosks around the small fair. Helping out is just that easy!
With all of the large fairs that are currently going on & getting a lot of press I thought it was important to mention this so that more people will be aware of it & donate to a good cause.
The fair runs until May 9th. Here are a few important links for you: