Three Twisted Knots

Tales of the Fae Lands


Disillusioned in Dingir

From Friðrós:

Well, it’s been a hard Faire, folks. Gwyneth remains unflappable, but I’ve got one more trick up my sleeve! I’m going crimson!

I’ve got red on me!

Even though I’m still pretty angry with her, Gwyneth does know all the right folk, so when I went back to visit Moth Evergarden for the third time, she suggested I go with this Crimson colour she does. I loved it! ‘Maybe’, I said, ‘she’ll think I’m cosplaying a demon and lock me up somewhere for the rest of the Faire’!

‘Not a lot of Faire left’, was Moth’s only reply.

And she was right. There’s not a lot of Faire left. In fact, the Faire closes tonight. Which means that sometime tomorrow, we’ll all be on our way back to Awenia, and I’ll either have to face the music or we’ll all just pretend this didn’t happen.

I spent the day in Dingir today. Now, Dingir really just mirrored my moods from earlier in the Faire, but walking around in my crimson skin with my hair sparkles (another Raven Bell creation!) in this great black dress from Senzafine, I started to think about the irony of it all.

I am dancing on a Moon Statue…. Moon Statue, Moon Statue!

Some folk think Dingir is creepy. Some folk think Dingir is uplifting. I just kinda wanted to blow off some steam, so I … disrespected public property. Yeah. Good thing TAC wasn’t around; she’d have carted me off to Detention for sure. Honestly, I love Dingir. It is full of these gorgeous crystals, and everything here looks like an art installation. Gwyneth would know the right name for it, but I just know it’s decorative.

Everything here looks like an art installation

OK, I can see how people might find this creepy. I think she’s probably just hungry? Come to think of it, I’m kind of hungry. But I don’t think that had anything to do with my reaction to being laughed at by the entire Shining Throng last week. Nope. One poet I heard in Fungalmire said she believed this crystal-fighting figure was a literal view of the fight against depression. Which I can sort of see. But I’m not usually a moody creature. This whole Faire, I’ve felt somewhat off kilter, though. Maybe I need to take some time off, go back to Þingvellir, see the family, try to convince Grandfather that I am not in fact a bodyguard.

Bah. I don’t want to think about that.

I want to balance on this woman’s nose!

I think the light shines beautifully on the crystals in this part of Dingir, and even though the portal probably doesn’t lead home to Iceland, I can imagine the crystals as ice crystals and consider a trip to Egilsstaðir instead of Þingvellir, ditch the family, play in the Fjarðará til it gets dark, which since we’re into May now will be pretty darn late. But I also want to balance on this woman’s nose. So instead of planning a trip, I did that instead. It was right there, after all.

Don’t judge me: I’m having fun!

And it was fun. The most fun I’d had all Faire. In fact, I stopped plotting how next to piss Her Fae Majesty off and just kinda lived in the moment of it all. Kind of like playing in the Fjarðará. I mean, not a river, but. You get my point, or I hope you do.

In the end, I was as Gwyneth would say, knackered. And that was OK too.

Reflection

I am not meant to be unhappy. I am meant to be carefree, a spirit of the wilds. the ótæmdur, the untamed. At 178 years old, you’d think I would have internalised that lesson. So, I’ll go back to WooHoo! Bay tonight, enjoy my last night at the Lizard Rave, and try not to worry too much. If Gwyneth wants to send me away because of all this, that’s her loss. Tomorrow I’ll shake off all this glamour and go back to my pale self, skip the formal brunch, maybe go see the dragonets in Nova Nadiya. My favourite one is Telynor the bard, though they’re all pretty cute.

Every Faire, Davi told me once, is a journey. And he’s a journeying sort: I haven’t seen him at this Faire at all. I wonder where he is. I’m sure he’ll make his way back to us eventually.

I like fishnet stockings. I’m going to keep wearing these.

Notes & Credits

Items featured or available at this year’s Fantasy Faire:

Other Fancy Stuff:

  • Eyeshadow: Hexumbra, Cordelia Eyeshadow & Liner. Available at the Hexumbra Main Store.
  • Lipstick: Hexumbra, Kamberly Lipsticks. Available at the Hexumbra Main Store.
  • Stockings: Embox, Fishnet Tights. Available on SL Marketplace.
  • Boots: Lassitude & Ennui, Trish Boots. Available at the Lassitude & Ennui Main Store.

About the Region:

Dingir is one of 22 regions at the 2023 Relay For Life of Second Life Fantasy Faire, sponsored by What’s Lost Spirits, and designed by Stabitha (What88 Zond).

Today, Monday 8 May, is the last day of Fantasy Faire. You have until midnight tonight (SLT <US Pacific Time>) to visit these beautiful regions before they disappear into the mists forever.

Celebrating its fifteenth year, Fantasy Faire 2023 is the largest gathering of fantasy designers, enthusiasts, roleplayers and performers in the virtual world. From Thursday, April 20 to Sunday May 7, treat yourself to shopping, dance and theater performances, DJ parties, auctions, questing, our Literary Festival, fantasy art, events and roleplaying as thousands of Second Life residents and creators bring their own visions together to support the American Cancer Society’s vision of a world without cancer.



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Narrators Gwyneth, The Amazing Catwoman, Friðrós, Davi, and whoever else springs out of The Author’s head, live in the parallel universe of Second Life. You can read their stories here, or just scroll down to see what Gwyneth was wearing when she wrote it.

Gwen Enchanted is a story blogger, a fantasy fashion blogger, and a thoughtful in-world photographer.

Caution: contains poetry.

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