WeThePixies: Pixie Poetry Party

Faith is holding a poetry challenge on the WTP discord – details below! πŸ™‚

Secrets of a Garden Pixie

Hi Everyone!

On behalf of the #hypesquad I am very excited to announce our very first 🌟Pixie PoetryParty🌟 here on WeThePixies! The Pixie Poetry Party will be hosted by yours truly, and will run from Wednesday May 20 – Wednesday June 3.

The time is coming to unleash your lyrical creativity and discover your muse! Are you ready?!

Here’s how it works.

For the Pixie Poetry Party you have the option to write a poem (or poems) for the photographs I will share. You may write about the photo itself, or a feeling the photo inspires in you, or any other inspiration that comes to your mind based upon your chosen photo.Β 

Helpful Tips

☘️ good choices for poems include: freestyle, haiku, tanka, cinquain, acrostic, and limericks

☘️ for shorter poems, like haikus, feel free to add more stanzas

☘️ to rhyme or not…

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And That’s A Wrap – WTP Writing Exchange

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Hey everyone!

So the first ever WTP Writing Exchange finished last week, and as the exchange coordinator, I thought it would be nice to display everyone’s works on my blog for everyone to read!

Eight amazing works were submitted, and can now be accessed from the WTP Writing Exchange page.

A huge thank you to everyone who participated – the event was a ton of fun to host and take part in! I really enjoyed writing my piece – I haven’t had a change to write anything creative in a while, so it was great to have a reason to do so. πŸ™‚

The page will only be up for a few weeks, so if you’re interested, be sure to take a look while you have the chance!

Happy reading,

– Rose ❀

Lost – Poem

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Lost

I’ve been pushed,
Shoved onto a new path
Forced into a world
Where everything is the same
And yet, it all seems to have changed
A new chapter;
Filled with beginnings and endings,
Introductions and farewells,
Hope and grief
I don’t know which way is up anymore;
What I’m meant to do, to feel
When did things change?
When did I start faking smiles again?
When did I put the mask back on?
I thought I was past this,
Free from this game of pretend
But now I wonder if I ever stopped…
I’ve never wanted to turn back time
More than I have now.

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Celebrating Faith’s 7th Year Arrival Day!

A huge happy 7th arrival day to Faith! ❀

Secrets of a Garden Pixie

β™‘hello all you lovely pixies out there!

Thank you for fluttering in for a quick visit. This month I’m celebrating the 7th year anniversary of my fairy Faith Fancypuff’s Arrival in Pixie Hollow!β™‘

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Faith Fancypuff became Pixie Hollow’s newest garden-talent fairy on the morning of March 14, 2013 ~ and she’s been hard at work bringing beauty, joy, and serenity to the Hollow through her love of gardening and tending to the meadows ever since. Faith can sometimes get boggled-down in the details, and will spend hours tending to a small batch of budding wildflowers growing underneath the foliage of other plants and trees in the forest. She is especially fond of violets and lily of the valley, and will drop everything she’s doing to stop and admire them, make an assessment of their health, bring them little gifts, and sit and read and/or sing to them…

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WTP Writing Exchange

After months of discussion and preparation, the WTP Hype Squad are proud to announce the first ever WTP Writing Exchange! Read on for more details πŸ™‚

Marigold's Musings

Hi Pixies,

Sign-ups for the Writing Exchange are officially open!!!

Writing Exchange – Hosted by the We The Pixies Hype Squad
March 20 – April 30, 2020

How does it work?
Similar to the Art Exchange held at the end of last year, participants will randomly be assigned another person from the exchange to write a poem or short story for, and another to receive a piece from. Works will be swapped via the event’s Exchange Coordinator (Rose MorningMist) on the exchange date – not unlike a Secret Santa :wink: Any level of writer is welcome!

When is it?
Sign-ups are open now through March 19, 2020! Prompts will be swapped via the Exchange Coordinator on March 20th. All works need to be sent to the Exchange Coordinator (Rose MorningMist) via DM on WTP by April 30th. Pieces will be exchanged via the Exchange Coordinator on May 1st.

The…

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WTP – New Updates!

WTP updated their demo a few days ago – here’s what’s new:

Marigold's Musings

Hi, Pixies!

Yesterday, We The Pixies (WTP) shared some very exciting news! πŸ˜€

The following updates have been made to the WTP Pixie Hollow game:

All of the updates listed sounded great, but it wasn’t until I started creating a fairy that I fully realized this meant more options of faces, hairstyles and clothes!!!!!!!!!!! YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!

Here’s one of the new fairies I created for fun using the updates:

This was unrelated to this particular update, but I just found out that there are not just one but TWO sitting poses!!!!!

For those of you who are new to WTP, please click on my post links below that explain the WTP discord and how to join:

We The Pixies on Discord
WTP – Getting Started

Of course, you can always jump right into creating a fairy, exploring the Dewdrop Vale meadow, gathering ingredients, playing Bubble Bounce, and shopping at Brook’s Basics…

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2019 Statistics

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Happy New Year, everyone! πŸ˜€

With 2019 over, I’d like to take a moment to look back on some of this blog’s achievements in the last 12 months, so as usual, here are last year’s stats for A Touch of Mist. πŸ™‚

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2019 Stats

Views: 1,813

Visits: 1,302

Posts Published: 34

Likes: 120

Comments: 59

Total Followers: 133 (129 via WordPress and 4 via email)

Most Popular Post: Massive WTP Demo Update!

Most Popular Page: Home

Most Popular Month: December

Top Country: United States (989 views)

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Last year was a pretty quiet one for this blog, so I was expecting slightly lower stats to previous years. Despite that, however, I’m really proud of the content I put out last year, especially the re-release of The Untold Tales, which I’d been working on since 2017.

So, what are my goals for 2020? As always, I’ll be continuing to work on stories from The Forgotten Tales behind the scenes – I’d love to try and release the first short story of the series, and perhaps finish writing part 1 of The Untold Tales. As a part of the WTP Hype Squad, it’s my job to post about game updates and events within the Discord, so stay tuned for those too! I’d also like to start posting more poetry again, as I haven’t written any in a while, and I quite miss it.

Finally, as always, I’d like to say a huge thank you guys for all your support over the past year. You’re all amazing! ❀

Thanks for reading,

– Rose ❀

The End of a Decade

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Another year is coming to a close, and with it, the end of the 2010’s!

I don’t think I quite realised just how long ten years was until I started to think about everything that’s happened since 2010, in my personal life, the lives of the people around me, and the world in general.

Ten years ago, my world consisted of my home town and the people that lived in it. I was still a child, with a wild imagination and the false notions that life would always be as simple as it was then, that everyone was kind and the world was perfect. Obviously, that is not the way the world is, and as I got older the filter I’d been seeing it through began to fade as I learnt more, understood more, experienced more. The world is amazing and beautiful, but it’s also scary and cruel. I’m still learning things, because we always are, and I wonder how different my outlook will be in another decade’s time because of that.

2019 certainly didn’t go the way I expected. At the beginning of the the year, I thought I had a good picture of where I would be by the end, but some unforeseen trials were thrown my way that knocked me off my feet completely and forced me to come to some realisations I’d been blind to previously. It was alsoΒ a year of spontaneity, in many ways. Lots of last minute plans and split second decisions that resulted in experiences I may never have had if I’d hesitated or passed on the opportunity.

It’s become a bit of a tradition to share some photos from the past twelve months at the end of year, so here’s some pictures I took in 2019! πŸ™‚

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Holidays

My family took a trip to Dubbo this year, a town in Australia famous for it’s zoo. I was lucky enough to get a proper camera for my birthday this year, so it was an excellent chance to try it out! I’d love to share more photos I took whilst we were there in future, but here’s a few of my favourites! πŸ˜‰

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Sydney Events

A lot of my trips to Sydney this year were to be a part of live audiences for different TV shows. Tickets are free, so the only cost was transport, and I love learning about behind the scenes stuff, so it was really interesting to find out how each show was recorded. Over the course of the year, we went to Dancing With the Stars, The Voice, The Interview, Celebrity Name Game, The Masked Singer and The Sunday Project. πŸ™‚

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(To explain the final pic – I put an emoji over my friend’s face at her request, so she could keep some anonymity) πŸ˜‰

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Conventions

Conventions are always a highlight of my year – I didn’t take as many photos at them this year, so I only have a few:

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Cat Photos!

The obligatory segment dedicated to my cat. πŸ˜›

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Other Pictures

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Thanks for sticking around, and I wish you all a wonderful New Year! πŸ˜€

Until next time,

Β – Rose MorningMistΒ  ❀

We The Pixies Staff Positions

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Hiya!

So – We The Pixies (WTP) is looking for people with interest and experience in game and web development, audio design and art to work with them on their non-profit remake of the online multiplayer game, Pixie Hollow, and have asked me to explain the positions and their roles a little more in detail. Whilst the team is looking for certain requirements in each field, it’s important to note that you don’t have to be an expert to have your application accepted, just have a decent amount of experience in whatever area you choose to apply for. πŸ™‚

The team currently looking to fill the following positions:

Developers

Roles:

There are two developing positions available –Β  game developers, who work on the recreation of the game itself, and web developers, who are in charge of creating the official website for WTP.

Requirements: Experience in general programming. There are two developer positions available – game developers, who need knowledge in game building, and web developers, who should be able to set up a basic web server, know their way around the back end of websites, and are skilled in web design.

Check out the application here: https://forms.gle/C2QRNL62yz2UpFRy8

Artists

Roles:

– Restoring assets from various different sources, ranging from making minor edits to replacing whole areas of an image

– Recreating missing pieces

– Creating animations

– Making sprite sheets and atlases

Requirements: Someone who is quick and experienced with manipulation programs. Being able to redraw assets is also a plus!

Check out the application here: https://forms.gle/3d59rB5iJoT33GhK6

Audio Designers

Roles:

– Tracking down background music to implement in the remake

– Isolating sound effects

– Recreating sounds that can’t be extracted

Requirements: Experience editing in audio and using audio programs. The ability to create sound effects is also great, but not a necessity.

Check out the application here: https://forms.gle/dJdzW5zLkxbr5nVv8

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Additional Information:

– As the remake is non-profitable, WTP can’t offer any type of payment other than experience, so it’s important that applicants are passionate enough about the game and/or the role they’re applying for to give up their time for this project.

– The team hopes to give artists and audio designers some more creative liberties in the future, but as the main goal is to recreate the original game, that is the current focus.

– More applications may become available over time (such as moderator positions on the WTP discord), as people’s schedules are always changing, so if you’re interested, be sure to join the official discord server to keep an eye out for any news: https://discord.gg/TSJTvCD

– If you have any questions about applications, you can email the team at wethepixies@gmail.com, or ask an administrator on the discord server. Links to the applications can also be found there.

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Thanks for taking the time to read through all this information, and I look forward to seeing some of you on the team in future! πŸ˜€

– Rose MorningMistΒ  ❀

The Untold Tales – Re-release (at last!)

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Yes – almost three years after I announced I was doing this thing, it’s finally here – the re-release of the Untold Tales is published! πŸ˜€

You can find it through the Forgotten Tales Page, or click on the following link to be taken straight to the first page of the story: https://pixehollowourbiggestsecret.wordpress.com/the-forgotten-tales/the-untold-tales/part-1/page-1

So, what’s new in this re-release? Do you have to read it if you read the original version? Well, the main story-line is the same, but there have been some added scenes and changes to dialogue that could come up later in the story, so I would strongly recommend re-reading if you have the time. I talked about all the changes in greater detail in a post earlier this year, so if you’d like to know more, you can click the following link to read it: https://pixehollowourbiggestsecret.wordpress.com/2019/05/26/theres-a-reason-for-my-absence-i-promise/

In addition to re-releasing everything I’d previously written, I’ve also published the next part to the story, so there’s some new content too. πŸ˜‰

Now obviously, I don’t have beta testers or editors helping me with this series, so even after reading over everything a good half a dozen times, I’m sure to have still missed at least something, so I’d sincerely appreciate any feedback regarding spelling/grammar errors, possible plot holes I’ve missed etc. you might find so I can correct them. I know it’s not ideal, but it’s the only thing I can think of to avoid this from happening again in 12 months time – after all, when I first started this whole thing, I was planning to just edit out the spelling errors and fit the story into the new canon, and now look where we are.Β  πŸ˜›

I’ll be moving the original version of the story to the non-canon stories section of the Forgotten Tales – I don’t want to delete it from my blog completely, as it shows how much I’ve improved on my writing since 2015.

So now that this re-release is finally out, what’s next for the Forgotten Tales? Of course, the whole point of this was so that I could move forward with slowly releasing the Untold Tales, as it’s first story on the timeline, but as I’ve been editing it, I’ve realised it’s more of a prequel than the beginning of the main plot of the series. So, after I’ve finished writing up a plot outline for the Untold Tales (to also avoid this happening again), I’m going to start working on a short story that will be the official ‘first’ story of the Forgotten Tales. From there, I’ll continue working on the main series in chronological order (something past me was really bad at) whilst slowly releasing the rest of the Untold Tales as I go.Β  πŸ™‚

I know not many people read this series, but it’s been a passion project of mine for years now, and I want it to be the best I can make it, so I’d like to thank the people who have stuck with my blog – whether you follow the series or not – for putting up with my lack of posts during the few years whilst I worked on this re-release. I appreciate your patience, understanding and support. ❀

Until next time,

– Rose ❀