To Meadow: thank you for everything

Today, after over a decade of loyal service, our favored Merry Meeter and Gateway Guide, Meadow Copperfield (a.k.a. Meadow Tiogar) signed out for the last time, leaving behind a legacy of joy, tremendous fun and dedication, and countless marriage proposals.

Meadow arrived in SL in 2009 in, yes, The Faery Crossing Gateway. Even then, when that first incarnation of the Gateway was limited to 30-day-olds and younger, she was there every day and at the end, we had to drag her, kicking and screaming, to the lands below.

From that moment on I knew 100% certain I wanted her to be a Meeter and Guide and boy was I right. From the first moment her enthusiasm, drive, and joy set her apart in a group that was the definition of enthusiasm, drive, and joy in those days.

Over the years, Meadow has served many roles, including Protector, Brownie, and as member of the High Faery Court, but none defined her as much as being a Gateway Guide. Literally hundreds of Fae took their first tentative steps into SL under Meadow’s cheerful and patient wings and many of them are still here and have never forgotten that wonderful first experience.

No words can ever express the gratitude we owe you, dear Meadow. You were the best of Meeters and the joy and soul of the Gateway Guides.

For the past few years, Meadow has been busy in her shop Meadow’s Whimsy in Mountain Rose and has been – and still is – an active merchant (and trophy winner) in various well-known grid-wide hunts. She will no doubt continue doing that and we wish her all the joy she has given so many.

From many Fae, some here, some no longer,

Thank you.

Your friend,

Bugs

THE BENCHES OF FAERY CROSSING HUNT

The hint for the BENCHES OF FAERY CROSSING HUNT.

Each season Faery Crossing is decorated with dozens of benches on which you can rest awhile as you explore the lands. Right now you can wander about and settle on autumn benches and swings, and take lovely snapshots to remember your travels. Some benches are along well beaten paths – others are in quiet spots far from the busy lanes.

This weekend we are starting a weekly hunt… “The Benches of Faery Crossing”. A picture of the special bench each week will be posted.

Wander about and if you find the special bench, save your location coordinates. Don’t share this with anyone else! A different bench will be posted each weekend for you to find. At the end of the season you will be given a chance to send in your list as an entry to our Benches of FC Contest. The top ten scorers will get a prize.

But you don’t have to wait until the end of the season to win something! One of the special benches each month will harbor a gift hidden somewhere on or near the bench, and EVERYONE who finds the hidden FC gift box will get the gift by touching the box.

For more details see in-world group notices.

Happy exploring!!

Daylight Saving Time Ending

Merry meet!

Just a reminder for our non-US Fae that in many parts of the world Daylight Saving Time will be ending in the coming Sunday (Oct. 31) and that that will impact your offset from SLT until the US goes back a week later.

New offsets:

  • UK & Eire: SLT +7
  • Western and Central Europe: SLT +8
  • Eastern Europe and West Asia: SLT +9

Please keep this in mind when planning to attend events.

Out Now: Autumn Edition of The Magic Messenger

The sky is gray and cloudy and the rain is soaking the world; winds buff the treetops and the branches creak as their leaves play tag in mid-air.

You sit on your porch with a blanket and a cup of tea, reading the Autumn Edition of the Magic Messenger and all is well with the world as you quietly but contently thank the contributors and staff.

Happy reading.

All editions of the Magic Messenger can be read here.

 

Help us make the Autumn Messenger Awesome!

Hi you wonderful scribblers!
 
We hope you enjoyed the summer Messenger! We did!
 
In fact, we are already preparing for the autumn Messenger, but since the Messenger is for Fae by Fae, we can’t do this without your help!
 
So please send us your scribblings, photos, recipes, anecdotes, jokes, stories, poems, and whatever else you can think of.  If you need some inspirational themes to get you started, we suggest Autumn and Witchcraft for this issue.
 
We need you!
 
And don’t for a moment think that your work is not good enough or not worthy enough to be published, because it *is* and we’d love to help you share it.
 
Please send your submissions to Bugs Larnia inworld or via e-mail to fcmagicmessenger@gmail.com
 
The deadline is September 19th, so you have a few weeks.

New activity in Faery Crossing! HORSEBACK RIDING

As of now, there is a free horse rezzer next to the FC Welcome Center.  Just touch the horse and choose the type of horse you want. If you can’t decide, touch the sign and you will get a picture of all the choices, listed from tiny ponies to huge Clydesdales.

When you choose a horse, it will rez and you will be sitting on it. Turn your AO off. You get a HUD that let’s you control your activity, speed, and many other things, or you can just use the arrow keys on your keyboard to keep it simple.

Ride the paths of Faery Crossing. To get from island to island, use the fords, or just wade into deep water (and watch the fun animation). Form a faery rade by choosing to “follow” another horse rider – you can sit back and enjoy the view!

If you ‘stand’, your horse will wait patiently for a short time in case you want to get back on or have it follow you or lead it. If you don’t follow up with a new activity, it will eventually disappear.
You can always go back and get another horse!

Happy trails!