Sunday, November 16, 2014

Christmas Reunion! ~All Pixies are invited!~



Hey there pixies!

How have you been doing this week? For me it was pretty tiring thanks to a certain Geometry teacher and a certain Geometry test… but oh well :P 

Once again, my network device is driving me nuts :P. you have no idea how many hardships I went through just to post this =.=… gosh, I have to get a new device ;_;..

Anyways, normally, I guess you would be expecting to see the part 2 of the “Pixie Hollow Memories” post right? I know, I know, that was what I was actually planning to write about …but… something occurred and I had to postpone it for next time… and that something is our SECOND PIXIE HOLLOW REUNION

To be exact, it’s a Christmas Reunion which makes it even cooler!
I thought, I immediately had to tell you about this, in order to give you the chance to make time for the reunion, and –unlike last time- organize better and let everyone know J (By the way, do you like the banner I made J  ? )
Once again, this meeting is organized with the help of all our dear bloggers and of course all fairies and sparrow-men are invited to take part in this special meeting full of fun and joy with our long lost pixie friends that we all have missed so much. (Also you can check Marigold’s amazing “L.A.F.F” program for a chance to find your lost  friends : https://marigoldsunjewel.wordpress.com/find-fairy-friends/ )
 This is also a great chance to reunite and to generally  “update”  once again the Pixie Hollow Community, be it Bloggers, Youtubers, Editors,simply Pixies and etc. J
Now on to the details! The meeting Is taking place at :
a.      Rose Morningmist’s Worlize version of Pixie Hollow for pixies older than 13 years old: https://www.worlize.com/PIXIEHOLLOW-Rose (Sign in before clicking the link)
b.      At my chatbox here in PHLS as a backup solution, since Minerva seems to have removed hers… 
c.       At another online world for pixies under 13 years old that YOU, will get to vote 

Where do you want to meet?
Ourworld
Fantage
Moviestar Planet
Stardoll
Pop Tropica
Small Worlds
Moshi
Habbo
Other
Please Specify:
Poll Maker


As for the time and place, it was decided that the meeting will take place in the  28th  of December and ends on the 31st so that even pixies that will be travelling for the Holidays, will be able to attend! :) The time has been set for 10+  GMT time . To learn all about what time that is for your country follow the link: http://wwp.greenwichmeantime.com/
Or if you’re feeling lazy just use this converter :P : http://wwp.greenwichmeantime.com/gmt-converter/# 


Otherwise,to get an idea of what I mean,take a look at this map : (Click for full size) 

Lastly, I’d like to explain a few things about Worlize, so that everyone can get what I’m talking about and will be able to access it easily.

 Worlize is an online game where you are actually able to create and customize your own ONLINE VIRTUAL WORLD. That’s why it has been so vastly used by several fairies in order to recreate Pixie Hollow. The game allows you to create your “home world” and decorate it using “props”, that is authorized artwork and images that you upload and usually have to edit using Photoshop in order to turn the background transparent and convert the files into a png ones. You can also use your own backgrounds or pre-made ones from Worlize as a ”scenery” for your world, and add music ,videos and avatars, that once again you can either create yourself or find online (it could be anything from png images of your favorite characters to gifs and animated “dolls”). Moreover, you can also upload an avatar for yourself from your computer or similarly “buy” one for free at any existing Worlize avatar shop, and of course you can change as many as you want. In the game you can visit a variety of different worlds shown in the map, created by the players with whom you can chat with ,become friends, visit their “home world” and send (free) gifts to. From what I’ve seen so far the game is completely free of charge ( you don’t have to pay using neither real or virtual money, even in-game products are free I think) and it has a ton of capabilities and customizing options, mainly because you create those yourself. It is not however very widely known, maybe because it requires a lot of work on the side of the players. That aside, it is indeed a somewhat good alternative for Pixie Hollow, although I do have to acknowledge the fact that it is not even half as good as PH was. It does though, an excellent job keeping the memory of our fairy home alive. And let’s be realists, recreating Pixie Hollow is more than hard to do, but even if that was achieved it would be terribly costly to maintain it (keeping the server online actually costs a lot of money), while Worlize is an easy to use ,free alternative .
And to learn how to use Worlize, then check out these tutorials on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vvyJsU-3ykQ 

So..that’s all about today’s post J… (At least for once my post came out to be somewhat sort XD…I think ..;_; )
 I really hope to see you all at the reunion (I’ll mostly be at Worlize  ) and I’ll be more than happy to chat with you!

P.S: I’d like to thank Rose Mornignmist for once again working so hard on her Worlize world to prepare it for the reunion but mostly for giving us the idea of a Christmas meeting and putting everything together J And of course  any other Pixie or Blogger that kindly offered to help . :D
Rose has also posted the details herself so to check her blog follow the link: http://pixiehollowourbiggestsecret.blog.com/

Until next time, have fun, be awesome and don’t forget to tell all your pixie friends about this, either by contacting them via e-mail/phone or sharing this on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest , Google Plus, your Blog , at the Pixie Hollow Forums, Youtube or anywhere else you like really, there are sooo many choices J

 (You can find the share buttons, right below the post)

~Fly with you soon J <3


Sunday, November 9, 2014

Pixie Hollow Memories:Part 1

Hi pixies.


How are you? Did you have fun during Halloween? In my country we don’t really celebrate it, however some of my friends organized a Halloween party with a bunch of people and it was really  fun :D I went as half a skeleton –half normal. I know it’s too ordinary, but that was my second ever Halloween party so who cares about being creative? :p  Although last year I had done a little better on the creative aspect. I went as a living-dead, I ripped off a shirt I didn’t like and drew blood stains on it .Then I did my make-up really scary using a really pale foundation, grey eyeshadow to contour my face and for the eyes I went with a smokey look, but then I smudged it to look scary and  painted my lips red,  used a little bit of black on the corners and blended it! I also added some “blood” with red lipstick on the corners of my mouth as if I had eaten something (or someone :P) continuing down the neck and down my blouse .Finally I wore a straight, long black wig! :P It was pretty scary I have to say. I even accidentally scared the people of the party that came to scare me instead XD  I even took part in a  Pixie Hollow Halloween Costume competition a while before PH closed, and  won! J (I was in the top 3 ^_^)
Here is my entry:
 (click for full size)


 Anyways, here I am again, bringing you a new post. I know it obviously took me soo long.

Truth is I don’t like to excuse myself. And I’m going to be honest, the reason why I was so late is because I was just too tired to post. This year is just so crazy ,and the sad thing is I still haven’t set a proper program to organize my life. Therefore, every single day I end up finishing my homework (for school and cram school/tutoring)  late at night and there consequently is no time for me to post here. And I have to confess to you, that not once but multiple times have  I thought of closing down this blog. But then...I remembered the promises I made to you…to renew the blog and start fresh. I have strived so hard to turn this blog into something, that I have now gone too long a way just to give up. There is no meaning to something like that. And so as stressing as this might prove to be for me, I have to and will continue.
 But the main reason I haven’t been posting is because….MY STUPID INTERNET DEVICE IS BROKEN.ヽ(#`Д´)ノ

And let’s just say it really “LIKES” to stop working after only a few seconds …ON ITS OWN…AND THEN NOT OPEN AT ALL…..=.=

LOL, I just ruined the serious atmosphere, hehe :3

But seriously, sometimes I dream of grabbing it, punching it
 and throwing it on the wall!ヽ(o`皿′o)ノ

I know it sounds kind of mad, but it really has been driving me crazy lately, and trust me, I need my wi-fi :’( <3… XD

Anyways, this post is (OBVIOUSLY) about my Memories of PH! And, to be exact, I’m going to be  telling  you how everything happened! Including creating this blog which is a rather weird story, but I hope you’ll enjoy reading this.
 Also I’d like to thank everyone who shared with me their ideas on what new I should add, and so I’d like to announce that I’m  soon going to be releasing (here) my first ever PH fanfiction series called “Dear,Leaf Journal” (and excuse me if it sucks, but I’ve never written fanfiction before XD), and I’m going to be trying a new online MMO game every month,( that most of the times) YOU guys will get to choose and hopefully do a fun review on it! I know that there probably is no game that can take the place of our dear PH, but it’s still worth it to try out new ones, as there are plenty of good games out there! And lastly, I’m always going to do my standard posts, although this time it’s not always going to be about Pixie Hollow.

Ok, enough of the boring stuff! Let’s get to the post!


(By the way this post is going to be HUUGE so …embrace yourselves! O.O dun dun dun…… XD just keeding……. that was lame -.- :3)

So a while ago i saw that some  Toontown players (i mean 2 or 3 people, not all of them!)
 talking about Pixie Hollow in one of their Forums and they called us “stuck up” and all about still being all “wippy” over Pixie Hollow.   But, I don’t see anything bad about treasuring something you love, do you?

As long of course as you don’t overdo it
However, those people were right in one thing: We should move on. Which, doesn’t necessarily mean forgetting either.
So here I am. I have moved on, and since I have done so I’d like to share with you my story. My pixie story <3


PART 1
It all started about 3 years ago. It’s kind of embarrassing in a way, but back then I really liked  Winx Club....then again I was still a kid so... I guess it was fine ? :P
Anyways, one day while searching on the internet I found their official English website together with its forum. I was really excited to find it so I singed up. At the forum I really had a lot of fun! I made plenty of fairy friends, created my own “shop”, my own “school” and enjoyed other similar activities often found in some kinds of forums.
The forum also had this system to it: you couldn’t exactly choose an avatar. Rather you could create one. A fairy avatar.
By playing games on the site you could win points to customize your character and change its characteristics. Similarly to any MMO. (Click for full size)



 But that wasn’t only it. The points you gained translated into coins that you could also use in their ACTUAL online MMO game called “Winx Adventure”.(I’m going to do a more detailed post about it sometime J


(Before that there was also another MMO game called Gardenia Park, which I didn’t get to play cause it closed down. But from what I’ve heard and seen on Youtube it must have been cool !  )

 That was also the first online game I ever played (after Totally Spies Academy, if that could be considered one?)
It was truly a fantastic game, with really cool graphics in my opinion.
In the game you controlled a fairy avatar, had your own house and could go around in a town called “Gardenia” where you could meet other players, shop and more.
Later on when “Garden of Charmix” was added
 you were also given the ability to transform into a type of fairy.
 You could chose between being a  Music fairy( that later became Fire fairy if I’m not mistaken) , Nature fairy and Light Fairy, fly and cast “spells”  to fight the evil :P !
For me that game was A-W-E-S-O-M-E. J

Meanwhile, while I was scrolling down a friend’s “shop” in the forum that I was a “helper” at, I noticed she made those really cute “pixie avatars”. I instantly became interested on how she made them and after a while I discovered she used this game called “Pixie Hollow”,  she even gave a link to it.
So, curious as I was I clicked on the link.
Never had I known, how much that moment would change my life later on.
The link took me to the familiar to all of us main page, where the video introduction of the game started playing. I watched the video and the game seemed really fun .Plus, I have always loved Tinkerbelle and the game was about fairies <3 :3 (As a kid I had a HUGE obsession with fairies. Like REALLY huge.)
So I took my dad’s permission to sign up and then I took care of the rest and Voila! And so, on October 26th 2011 ,I officially became a pixie!!! :D
Finally signing in to the game for the first time I took my first step to that magical world. (What follows is a part of my new fanfiction series “Dear,leaf journal” that I talked about earlier. And please forgive the  “lamness”  of my story-telling but as a non-native speaker of English it is devastatingly hard for me to write proper fan-fiction :P)



 “.........When I finally landed on that strange world it was night. Small raindrops, caught in a spider web were glistening under the moonlight..
 Suddenly, a sparkle appeared and shed its vulnerable light on me. Soon more followed and more and more, and the little sparkles started gathering together until they formed the shape of a woman’s body, and after a while there she was standing in front of me, Queen Clarion in all of her glory. I was left dumbfounded at her presence. She gently smiled to me and started the so known ritual… “..Have you ever wonder how nature gets its glow? Who gives it light and color as the seasons come and go? This is the work of fairies but they stay well out of sight. And now the time has come for your fairy to take flight” and as she completed her phrase, she touched something that looked like an insect’s wings stuck on my back, covering them in a cloud of gold dust and leaving them with a light glow as they started to flatter.
“Wait, did those things on my back just...move?" o.o ?
At that moment I completely lost it. Just what was going on? For some reason the ground seamed to get further and further as I was –not so charmingly- twisting into the air.
 -Oh ok I get it, so this must be the flight she talked about- I thought to myself.
“What are you little one? A flittering fairy or swore sparrow-man?” she continued her phrase with a charming voice completely ignoring the look of panic on my face.
-Ehm I’m a fairy...duh? I mean can’t you tell? Wait you can’t? o.o
That’s……. definitely not a good sign ;_; Either I’m too ugly or she definitely needs to get her eyes checked …
“Born of laughter, clothed in cheer, happiness has brought you here. Welcome to Pixie Hollow! Now prepare yourself-the biggest decision of all is next!”
-Oh…things just got serious! O.O
“Your talent is a true reflection of who you are. Find the one that is yours”
And there I was standing in my white clothing surrounded by a circle of floating, glowing items. Each one- as I was later told- symbolized an talent.
The monstrous creatures on my back started moving again as soon as I tried to go forward, and so -somehow- I managed to move around, carefully examining the items. My eyes were caught by a really bizzar one. Something that looked like a miniature version of a Tornado. The fast-flying fairies symbol. As I got closer to it it started slowly moving until it went completely crazy.
- Ok so I guess that means it doesn’t like me that much. Oh well, makes sense .I mean I was never good at running fast. Let alone flying fast, I can barely control these wild glowing creatures back there.
I  tried moving to another item. This time a little bit more successfully. As I came closer to It my eyes met the warm glow of a breath-taking spear of light. When I got even closer to it ,it started shining brightly…. wait too brightly .
“OK, something’s definitely wrong here. Yeah, I better try something else.. o.o” I thought to myself again and flew away quickly-well as “quickly” as I was allowed to at least-
Something similar happened with all the other objects. The hammer-like item “threw itself” above a terrified fairy’s head and got stuck on a tree.(Later on it took an hour to get it out) .
 Ok, I have to admit that I was a total moving destruction. An awkwardly moving one.
 Everyone there seemed to think so at least. Even Queen Clarion seemed a bit worried now.
But then while looking at the circle of the items again, I spotted something that looked like a bubble of..water? When my sight fell on it, it started glowing happily, it floated higher and started moving towards me. I extended my hands to reach for it until it softly landed on them, light filled everything and I felt a power so great ,so fulfilling, so pure flowing in and out of me, taking over my body and soul. No, I already had felt it before. Because it was a part of me all along. How could I not have known earlier? Yes, maybe I already knew ,maybe I always did. I just was too lost amongst this wondrous world to realize it.
When the light finally faded, a loud yet happy noise reached my ears. It was the cheers and the applause of the fairies and sparrow-men congratulating me for finally becoming a real member of their community. Yes, I was one of them indeed…”


Ok, so that was it! What do you think?
Well, I hope you liked it because that was the first  part of  the first episode of my series! J
Now back to reality, all that didn’t exactly happen ..like that ...well you know…
 But it never hurts to add some spice to things right? J

Anyways, this post has dragged for wayyyyyyyy too long, so I’m going to be continuing at part 2 ! J
Till then, have lots of fun
And fly with you soon

Xoxoxo



Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Reunion Impressions and Blog Resolutions =)

Dear pixies,
Writing this post right now I am covered up with 2 blankets on my bed, shivering like an idiot 

 ,snee …. sneez…..(*achou!), sneezing non-stop and –last but not least- making my annual, autumn “collection” of tissues….(I have only finished about 3 boxes so far… ;_; ) 


Obviously I’m not in my finest, and to be exact I have come down with the flue, and it just SUCKS.  (GOSH, I look like a really un-cute version of Rudolf with eh… very…..sexy  ..zombie-ish dark circles ;_;……)

Man, I just HATE being sick…-..-

(Although I’ve been lazing around all day, serfing on the internet AND I got to skip school ^_^ :P)

 And as ridiculous as it may sound, this is actually the perfect time for me to FINALLY ( ik, ik … ;_;), write a post, as my schedule is just so packed.

Ok I know that posting something on the Internet while running a fever, is probably NOT  one of my brightest ideas . =.=……
But let’s just hope I won’t come to regret this later..:)…
right? o.o..? 

Nah, whatever!:D
Enough winning now, I’ll cut to the chase , cause it seems like this intro stretched for far too long…
(how weird of me..-.-) 


First of all, what I’d like to talk about in this new post is ..-what else?- my impressions of the.. “Reunion” that was recently organized.
I actually should have done this a tad…earlier, but  -once again- I guess it’s better late than never J
And I’m saying this now, just so that we won’t have any misunderstandings… but in contrast to Marigold who was a lot milder and carefull with her approach , when talking about my impressions of our Reunion, I’m actually going to be  blunt. In a not-so-good way.
I regret to say this..BUT,  the reunion was…a TOTAL DISASTER ;_; 
(Ok, that was a little bit too dramatic, :P  )


It didn't go THAT bad :P, .......ALTHOUGH very FEW people actually showed up. And a lot of things went kinda..wrong? :/
. For example, I, along with other people showed up at Worlize at the wrong…DAY
, and to add to that confusion,-from what I saw- almost nobody showed up on Worlize at the right day. And to top it all, Minerva’s chat that was our main meeting place, had unfortunatly very few people-from what i saw-( as i could hardly make it to the reunion, and was only able to stay for a few hours during the first day)
To be honest, i expected a lot more pixies to be there:(( 
And I just wonder ..what the hel...met  happened? O.o
Not trying to be mean here, but did you guys get lost in the way or something.. XD :’(, I mean that’s not even possible =.=…

 Ok, JUST KEEDING, JK. XD
 That was actually mean o.o.
 But seriously ;_; …

HOWEVER, I do have to admit that this was also our bloggers’ and other fairies’ who organized this ,fault. We should have definitely given you a bit more time to know and to spread the word from what it seems. Not to mention that I  only posted about the whole thing TWO days, earlier, wich was very irresponsible on my side..
Then again, that’s also when I found out o//o…

 Lastly, it should have been clearer where our meeting places were, and of course we should have explained to you in more detail the whole “Worlize” thing beforehand, because it turns out, that one of our biggest problems was the fact that people either didn’t even know how to log in, or just had no idea what was going on in that game .And it was to be expected, since that game can be a real blur sometimes..
However, any of you that couldn’t make it at the reunion, or very simply had no idea about it, it’s okay, you don’t need to be sad, because I am planning of throwing something like a “Get together” party sometime in the year , and  with the help of (I hope) other bloggers too ,we will make sure that you have all been informed beforehand and on  early notice , and that you will be able to be there! J

All in all, th Reunion was actually a very good idea,and a very inspiring and positive one at that, I have to admit... (although it didn’t turn out as we all hoped) , and it got me really pumped up and excited, as it did with other pixies.At that period, a lot of bloggers started being active again (including myself) and the Pixie Community, got back to life once again, even if that was just for a while. (Still, it seems like the PH Forums, are still surprizingly active. Especially after the reunion)
 PLUS, the “PIXIE HOLLOW” that Rose Morningmist created in order for us to be able to meet, was really worth visiting in my opinion J , even if there were only 3 people there..=.=
I even took a bunch of pictures to show you guys XD 
(Click on the images for full resolution/size)

                                                                          Entrance:

                                                        
                                                                   Rose's House:
Map:



One of the Pixie Hollow Shops (also serving as an avatar shop) :
(*The avatar I chose kinda looks like Elsa from Frozen XD)

Watching a video at the fairytail theater:



Arrival Ceremony:


Different pixie talent houses:






Prop Shops (where you get furniture and e.t.c)






Some Random but Beautiful Places:




One of my favourites :The Ice Palace



There are many more meadows and shops to explore, but i was really bored of taking a picture of EVYRTHING O.O ..xD


Last but not least, I’d like to inform you guys, on a few things about the blog.
As you can see , I have already finished updating this fall’s new layout !
Oh my god, it seems as if it was yesterday when my blog looked like this:

(Sorry, I don't have a full picture of the layout :/)

To think it’s actually been a year since then ..:o

Anyways, what I wanted to say the most, is that this new look is not just the only update! Slowly but steadily I’m going to update all the tabs I haven’t updated so far. As you may have noticed I have already changed a few things


Also, there was this e-mail I got by a reader, that put me in some serious thought…she asked me whether I was going to write about anything else besides PH, now that it’s gone .Truth is I had considered the possibility myself  a long time ago, . When I first started this website, I had decided that it would only be about Pixie Hollow but when PH closed, the topics I could write about significally lessened. But now, So I am left with no choice but to move on. Of course, I’m going to keep writing about PixieHollow –related stuff, but I also want to give something else a shot.
So I ask you guys…since I’m clueless on what I should write about…what would you like me to post about first? J I would really appreciate it if you could leave me an answer in the comment section below, or e-mail me your answer at pixiehollowsmagicchannel@gmail.com. J thanks!!!!!!!!! :D 



So that is it for this post, I’m going to make a “Memories” post soon and other stuff, but I’d love to hear what else you’d like to see in this blog, and I really hope you enjoyed reading J <3


~Fly with you soon

Red Bow Tie