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
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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!
Personal floating world.
Yeah. That works!
A couple of months back I gave up my little island & got a bunch of land in the sky.
Wuuuu? Why would you do that?
Well..I got kinda tired looking at virtual water & sand. In the winter time it was sunny & beautiful. In the fall it was sunny & beautiful. The price of the land was amazing but I really wanted to be able to change the way things looked whenever I wanted. Second Life homes make me antsy. I have a really hard time staying in one spot for a long period of time & am queen of moving from place to place.
The Inebriated Wanderer.
The home from Swings Paradise Furnitures is the Balloon Goblin Hut Skybox (The mini hut version). Not only does it come with the home & platform (also coming with a non-home platform version) it also includes the balloons holding up the skybox itself, the grass, flowers, & apple trees you see in the picture above. The house itself is one large room with an airy curtain instead of a door. Perfect for Spring & Summer when you don’t want to be cooped up behind closed doors.
For those of you who have, even in the sky, trespassing issues they are not a big deal if you just have something called “Security” in your house. I set mine for only around 10m so if they loiter near the house or in the house it boots them. Setting it super high bothers people who are just flying by which I can’t stand. I’ve had issues throughout the years with rude, naked tresspassers. Yeah….
I would like to mention that Swings Paradise also sells, I bet you already guessed this one, furniture as well as platforms. They also have a brand new mesh petites area for furniture & accessories. There is a tiny sky island with a waterfall (Floating Rock) for petites that looks amazing. Well worth a check if you are into the whole mesh petite scene.
Side Note: They also have rentals that I have written about in the past HERE if you need a virtual place to crash. I would offer my couch but I’m afraid you degenerates would drink all of my booze. Unless you have L$ & can script then maybe we can talk.
Don’t you touch Tipsy’s booze damn it!
The comfy couch, that I know you want to sleep on, as well as the rest of the accessories & furniture (Except for the tiny chair) all come from Lisp Bazaar. If you haven’t discovered LISP yet then you really need to. Especially LISP’s 10L garden. LISP has been currently become one of my go to stores for when I get the urge to swap stuff around. I especially hate sharing something I call the “Second Life Secret” but the 10L store is prefect for a quick “What the hell can I put in this room?” fix. If you are an antsy swapping mo-fo like me it won’t drive you to the prim poor house.
Side Note: “Second Life Secret” is what a few of us use to call not sharing where we found the best clothes, shoes, hair, avatars, skins, etc. We didn’t want everyone to figure out where we had gotten all of our awesome stuff so we never shared where it came from. Nothing worse than walking into a place wearing the same avatar & outfit as everyone else. With all of the various shopping related blogs out there now it doesn’t apply anymore.
The tiny chair comes from a place called “Sundries”. This is actually a chair I have had for years that came with a matching couch. After looking through search, using the old landmarks I had in the folder, as well as checking the creators profile I could not find the store in-world. If anyone knows where they have wandered off to let me know.
The table & most of the accessories also came to us from Lisp Bazaar. If you look on top of the table you will call a little blue bird called a “Blue Tit”. The bird comes with various bird call types (daytime only, random, only when you click it) as well as being modify so you can make it larger or smaller depending on where you got it. You can pick this bird as well as other types of birds & items at SHD.
I know that you all just REALLY want to know where the alcohol on the table came from.
Alcoholics. The whole lot of ya.
The blue-bottle of vodka for normal sized avatars cames from BN Beverage & More. The tiny cocktail shaker & tray for tinies is from Betty’s Beverages & Cafe. Not fair to have biggie alcohol without having something for the tiny.
I am an equal opportunity lush.
I am loving the look & feel of how everything is currently set up. We shall see how long I keep it this way before my antsy brain forces me to change things around.
I was randomly typing keywords into the Second Life search when I happened across a place called “Photon’s Castle” (G). It claimed to be a “Fantasy Adventure Park”. Well..I like adventure. Fantasy stuff rocks. Why the hell not?
A seemingly innocent teleport to a (G) area fantasy adventure park has now turned into some strange sort of PG acid trip.
Giant neon characters. Fish floating through the air. The freakin’ yellow submarine doing laps in the ocean.
Were the creators high?
Did they get high, watch “Yellow Submarine” while listening to acid rock then pass out after eating a bag of gummy bears?
I have absolutely no clue where they came up with this & I am not knocking it. It is the most colorful weirdness I have come across in quite some time. This is what Second Life use to be all about. Strange creative works that were not a replica of some real life object. Sometimes, when you run into places like this, you realize you actually miss it.
When I first teleported to Photon’s Castle I noticed a sign that informed me that “Beards Must Be Worn Beyond This Point“. I am assuming they are being humorous but if you click the sign you do get a free beard you can wear around.
I didn’t get a beard but now I wish I would have. Damn it would have made for one funny ass picture.
Next to the beard poster there is a poster (free copy if you would like want) explaining that to save our planet we need to eliminate fairies. According to this poster “Fairy Flatulence is the source of 95% of greenhouse gas emissions.
By this time you would have noticed this GIGANTIC colorful castle in front of you. Unless you are looking to buy family/child related items don’t bother. It’s floor after floor of nothing but empty space or shopping. If you wander down to the basement it’s pretty neato with its gears & glittery gold surprises.
There is a giant framed lobster photo on the wall of level 1. Totally out of the blue random lobster photo.
I can dig.
Instead of wandering the shopping castle be sure to take a walk completely around the entire island. You will run into some of the strangest things to come out of Second Life that just happen to not involve adult related items.
A giant fire-breathing dragon standing in the ocean while surrounded by a school of fish as well as a bunch of sharks….
…that just happen to be floating around in the air.
Not in the water. In The Air.
If you take a blimp ride the blimp will warn you to watch out for these sharks that are swimming..ummm errr…flying around in the air.
There is so many strange things to discover while you walk around this island. It’s not a fantasy amusement park as much as it is a fantasy nature park. Really strange. Really weird. Really creative.
If you’re looking for a throwback to the unusual days of Second Life with a hint of PG sugary dreams then I recommend taking a trip to Photon’s Castle.
Just avoid the castle.
Photon’s Castle is a G rated area so act accordingly. When you visit be sure to camera out over the entire island to see the shape. I’m not going to give away the surprise.