Off on an Adventure? And, A Tree Grows in the Treehouse…. That’s not weird, is it?

Gwyneth:

Gwyneth:

I woke up in the middle of the night to do the sorts of things that even Fae Queens must do in the middle of the night, and there was… well.

There was a tree. In my bedroom. Like, right at the foot of my bed. It wasn’t the sort of thing I could miss, especially as there was a large lantern hanging off a branch positioned directly above my pillow.

Seriously, Universe? A tree? In my bedroom?

Seriously, Universe? A tree? In my bedroom?

Seriously, Universe? A tree? In my bedroom? I mean, obviously I live in a treehouse. But a whole extra tree? And this one comes with books, all written in a foreign language. I don’t even recognise the text. Dyisi took a look at them earlier, and she just sort of ‘meh’ed and then we moved on to talking about boys and clothes. Yes, Dyisi and I talk about boys and clothes. Stop laughing.

So when I got back from the place where even Fae Queens have to go....

So when I got back from the place where even Fae Queens have to go….

So when I got back from the place where even Fae Queens have to go… after the moonlight had clothed me in autumn, I did what any sane Queen would do upon realising there’s a strange tree full of books growing in her bedroom.

Because, duh. That’s what trees are for, right? You climb the tree, you have a think, you climb down off the tree, and it disappears from your bedroom, yes?

No.

What does happen is you go over to your little makeup table and you find an invitation. To a ball.

What does happen is you go over to your little makeup table and you find an invitation. To a ball.

What does happen is you go over to your little makeup table and you find and invitation. To a ball. In a far-off realm.

Apparently some relative of Father’s needs a Royal Sidhe on his arm for some charity event. He needs someone who’s unknown and a bit exotic. Of course, the invitation doesn’t say this, but I picked it up from touching the scroll.

It’s a more contemporary Realm than ours, much more contemporary. And it has an openly Fae upper class. Should be an interesting trip. I think I’m going to go: Father wouldn’t have given my name to anyone if he thought there’d be trouble. Certainly he wouldn’t do a thing like that.

I did spend some time thinking about it, though.

I did spend some time thinking about it, though.

I did spend some time thinking about it, though. Should I, or shouldn’t I?

There is so much going on in our Realm. A plague we don’t understand. Demifae uprisings. Goblin wars. But– a chance to ride in a limousine, have my nails done for real instead of just glamoured, check some email, post to my ‘blog’ openly instead of hiding out in an Internet Cafe in a nearby realm where they don’t like Fae at all.

And I could use the break. I think I really could.

Getting Dressed

Getting Dressed

Clutie and Dani are all excited about the trip: they want to dress me once beforehand so we can see what I’ll look like on the night. They’re hard to refuse, those two.

So Clutie and Dani do my hair and fix me up in a dress that will work in a modern realm.

So Clutie and Dani do my hair and fix me up in a dress that will work in a modern realm.

So Clutie and Dani do my hair and fix me up in a dress that will work in a modern realm; : we’ll take this one, though I reserve the right to buy something new if it catches my eye! I do like what they did with the beads and the braid, though. They’re the best hairdressers ever, these two. I’m taking Clutie with me, for sure.

Should I worry about the children? About the plague? About the war? I know I should, but I want to get away. I need to get away. Does that make me a runner? Am I a running runner? Maybe I am. But I’m going. Going to have a nice time with a guy I don’t know at a party in a Realm where I’ve never been before, and the Court is just going to have to deal with it, because I’m the Queen and I say I’m going, so there.

I will be gone IRL from Friday-Monday, at a music conference with friends in Darkest Somerset. So while Gwyneth is away dancing her feet off, I’ll be singing my head off with friends old and new. Enjoy the long weekend, everyone, and I’ll see you when I get back!

Style Cards:

Seriously, Universe?
Body: Maitreya
Skin: Fallen Gods, OpalFae (Eden) (Available at the Illumination Point Event!)
Hair: Olive, The Powder Hair
Ears: Soul, Uni Ears, High Elf
Undies: Erratic, Fiona, Nude
Tree: HarshLands, Fantasy Book Tree

Autumn Fae Photos:
Body: 
Maitreya
Skin: 
Fallen Gods, OpalFae (Eden) (Available at the Illumination Point Event!)
Hair: 
Olive, The Powder Hair
Ears: Soul, Uni Ears, High Elf
Outfit: Flippant: Cicada Fall Fae (This was the August Group Gift at Flippant’s Main Store,so you only have a few more days to get it: after that, it goes up to 179L.)
Tree: HarshLands, Fantasy Book Tree

Getting Dressed:
Body: Maitreya
Skin: Fallen Gods, OpalFae (Eden) (Available at the Illumination Point Event!)
Hair: Olive, The Powder Hair
Ears: Soul, Uni Ears, High Elf
Undies: Erratic, Fiona, Nude
Shoes: Deviance, M’Lady’s Slippers, Sapphire
Dressing Table: Aisling, Coquette (Available at Festival of Sin!)

Hairdressing with Clutie and Dani:
Body: Maitreya
Skin: Fallen Gods, OpalFae (Eden) ((Available at the Illumination Point Event!)
Hair: No Match, No Siren (Available at Enchantment!)
Ears: Soul, Uni Ears, High Elf
Dress: Mistique: Elora Gown, Blue (Available at the Illumination Point Event!)
Shoes: Deviance, M’Lady’s Slippers, Sapphire

Spiffy photos taken with the indispensible aid of my LumiPro. I never leave home without it! 

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A Peek Into the Life of a Privileged Demifae

Hello. I am Clutie.

Hello. I am Clutie.

Hello. I am Clutie. You might have heard Queen Gwyneth mention me; I’m sure she talks about me a lot, because the fact is she couldn’t live without me. Now, a lot of you probably think that I do nothing but sit around and eat bonbons all the time, but the truth is I do a lot of important things around the Treehouse and in the Great Seelie Forest. Here, I’m about to check on the herb pots that stay on our oven counter. Bran likes to have herbs and spices fresh and near him when he works overseeing the cooks in the kitchen, and I am just happy to do my part!

Another important task: dancing on the kitchen counters.

Another important task: dancing on the kitchen counters.

Another important task of mine is dancing on the kitchen counters. It is vital that the home of a Seelie Queen have at least a small measure of good cheer at all times, and since the Seelie Queen herself is, frankly, a wee bit surly most of the time (and I have no idea why! I mean, she’s the Queen for Bran’s [the god, not the Steward; so confusing!] sake!), this task falls to me. Everyone else is racing around trying to keep her happy: I merely spread good cheer in a general way. I think my mere presence ups the cheer factor in a room by at least 15%, possibly more (but I’m modest!).

Now, I won't say I ever get the urge to do naughty things....

Now, I won’t say I never get the urge to do naughty things….

Now, I won’t say I never get the urge to do naughty things, but it’s hard to resist fresh cherries, particularly when one might get a mouthful of whipped cream along with them. But Bran gets so cross if I take a little cherry off the top of a little cake! He’s all, “No, No, No! There have to be seven cherries!” And then he replaces the cherry with a new one. Which I then take. I can play this game for hours!

Of course, even I eventually get tired.

Of course, even I eventually get tired.

Of course, even I get tired. But when I lie down for a quick nap, I make sure I’m somewhere the Family and Her Majesty can see me, because I know it cheers them up just to know that I am there.

So, that’s a little bit about me, Clutie, Executive Demifae to Her Majesty Queen Gwyneth of Faerie. Maybe next time I will explain my excellent hair-braiding skills, or my expertise in garland-weaving. There is so much to talk about, and we haven’t even left the kitchen yet!

Style Card:
Petite Avatar: Entice, Fairy Avatar, Luna. (Not a new release, but new to me; a conversation with someone from Entice led me to discover this little beauty, and I was so impressed with her simplicity and the attention to detail in the design that I knew I had to write about her. Clutie is a big part of Gwyneth’s life, and the similarity between this av and the way I ordinarily describe Clutie in role-play was so close, I knew it was her just from seeing the promo photos.) She’s available on Marketplace for just L$200, which is frankly a steal, but you can get her and her sister, Oceana, for L$10 apiece at the summer hunt now taking place in the Entice Main Store! The hunt is on til July 26th.

Location: The Tree House, The Great Seelie Forest

Kitchen Counters and Table: DDD
Cake: Apple Fall Harvest Cake

Spiffy photos taken with the indispensible aid of my LumiPro. I never stay home without it!