It’s that time again – Fantasy Faire 2015↑, in support of Relay for Life↑, has opened its doors. If I’ve counted correctly, there are 12 sims this year of extraordinary builds, events, designers, ways for you to win prizes, and spend money – all for a good cause.
I managed to carve out enough time to make a brief visit to Poseidon’s Abyss↑ – a world built by one of my very favourite people, Haveit Neox↑. I found ghost ships in the sky, human and other wreckage in the sea below a classical skyline, and was immersed in the magical underwater home of a grumpy supreme being.
I don’t know if I’ll make it back to see all of the other regions – my time is not my own and they deserve my undivided attention. I dealt with 9 separate interruptions while I wrote these very few words (and then had to rewrite them when the post disappeared just as I was finishing it). You, however, should plan on being there.
To help inspire you on your journey through the Faire, there is a fabulous story-based Hunt↑; you can contribute to RFL, save the world, and receive over 100 premium gifts all while travelling through these amazing landscapes.
Posted by honourmcmillan on April 25, 2015
Today’s trip was just for a chance to do some random puttering around with post-production on images. A kind of diy exercise to understand what different buttons do.
I’ve spoken before about the free version of Perfect Effects↑ which offers HDR etc., filters. (If you’re reading this at some point when that download isn’t available, search for their current product number and then search for its free version.)
There are lots of things I don’t usually fiddle with – such as vibrance/saturation – and I thought I might even try black & white on a sim↑ that seemed ideal for this purpose. sigh
Luckily I was looking at my blogroll before I finished because Berry already did this↑. I might have called her a few bad names – only out of love you understand.
I still played with the buttons, but much more subtly. Next week I’ll tackle nostril hair and see how she likes it! (no, that will never happen!)
Posted by honourmcmillan on April 22, 2015
The Bushido Challenge↑ offers tradition, adventure, penalties and treasure. As usual, in my case, it also offers an opportunity for abject humiliation.
I’m terrible at these things, but I did love the attempt. You’ll find yourself wandering through a series of tunnels and completing the many individual tasks required to solve all 7 portions of the Challenge.
This is a story of seven samurai …. The Kami gave each of the samurai a brilliant crystal and bade them use it to travel through this portal and to embark on a series of heroic quests!
Having completed each of the quests ….. the samurai were granted increasing honor, riches, and safe passage back ….. to their home worlds.
….. one of their company was separated from the others ….. We, the remaining six …..beg you to help us by continuing our search of these forbidding passages. Somewhere within this portal, these endless tunnels, our lost brother remains imprisoned. Seek out our crystals, seven in all, and assemble them here in this stone before the great samurai. His statue can help you in assembling the crystals and then unleashing their helpful power.
Follow the banners from the landing spot to locate the start of the Challenge. Just join the group and jump in. It helps to follow the footprints you’ll find to get the challenges in the right order.
I found the monkey to be very helpful – don’t poke him though, he gets really annoyed. I also managed to correctly answer one of the riddles (yay me!).
At another spot, however, I was told that my only honourable option was seppuku. It could have been worse – I could have wound up like this fellow.
Posted by honourmcmillan on April 21, 2015