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08:38 am: Fairy Joy

We have fallen in love with Disney's Pixie Hollow...all of us!

Now, mind you, I live in a house with four men: John the manly husband, Orville, the Cherubim, and Juss -- surely the mos t boyish of boys. And yet...every one of the family (well, the Cherubim hasn't done it yet, but we plan to give him the opportunity today) has been busy designing fairies at Pixie Hollow.com.

Oh, we've played a little, but like City of Heroes, where my kids like to make superheroes but are only slightly interested in playing them, the real interest is making fairies -- picking hair color, hair style, clothing, etc and then printing them out!

Printing them out is the real draw. We taped them up in the living room and now have a wall entirely covered by pictures of fairies with their names -- drawn from the clever naming system the folks at Disney came up with -- printed over heads. We have, among others:

 Diamondfleck
Olive Airmist
Foxberry
Foxglove Eveningflame
Serindipity Wondertoes
 

Unfortunately, you can only make three fairies at a time...but there is no end to the number of accounts you can have. Not a wise way to handle it, if you ask me.

One day, someone's going to catch on and just provide the cool costume--making functions as it's own game. (Yes, I realizes one of the Simms does something like that.)
 


 


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From:princejvstin
Date:February 20th, 2009 05:53 pm (UTC)
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Unfortunately, you can only make three fairies at a time...but there is no end to the number of accounts you can have. Not a wise way to handle it, if you ask me.

I suspect that won't last.

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From:arhyalon
Date:February 20th, 2009 07:02 pm (UTC)
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Probably not. Though it may be that you can make more fairies if you get a paying account.

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From:coruca
Date:February 20th, 2009 11:03 pm (UTC)
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So I set up a fairy that looks as close to a librarian as possible and has the wonderful name of Minerva Whifflefluff!
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From:arhyalon
Date:February 21st, 2009 01:34 am (UTC)
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Oh, that's great! A very librarian name.

Orville says that if you play long enough you can even buy glasses, whic seems rather librarian like, and I've seen a fairy there reading a book...but that is beyond us. No one is that interested in playing, only in making fairies.

So much fun to know you joined us in fairy-making. I hope you print her out and pin her up somewhere! ;-)
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From:carbonelle
Date:February 23rd, 2009 03:25 am (UTC)
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Which server are you on?
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From:arhyalon
Date:February 24th, 2009 02:21 pm (UTC)
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Unlike City of Heroes, where you pick ahead of time, you can pick your server anew each time you log on. (ie You make the fairies and then can use them again and again on different servers.)

That said, I usually pick a quiet server, because its easier to collected leaves and cobwebs and stuff...only we just discovered that you can't buy stuff unless you are a member...the boys now want to join for a month so they can spend the loot we went to the trouble to gather. ;-)
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From:carbonelle
Date:February 25th, 2009 06:56 am (UTC)
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We'll have to make a Virtual Pixie Hollow Play Date!

I'd just finished reading a fairly long review of social networking pros and cons for parents (Perhaps on CommonSenseMedia?) and this was one of the first "cons" that came up (in more than one sense of the word perhaps) so I made it pretty clear to the MightyMite that she could gather all she wanted, but she couldn't buy anything in the shops.

She likes playing the games though, and LOVES making fairies to print out!
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From:arhyalon
Date:February 25th, 2009 12:04 pm (UTC)
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What we discovered is that if we keep a slot open without a saved fairy, we can make as many fairies as we please.

Right now, we have 31 taped to the livingroom wall. (Mainly made by me, trying to get a look for the fairy in my novel...but everyone, including John and Grandma, made a few.)
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From:arhyalon
Date:February 25th, 2009 12:04 pm (UTC)
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virtual Pixie Hollow Play Date sounds great!
From:shana_sfo
Date:March 5th, 2009 03:55 am (UTC)

Thank you

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My little people and I really enjoy this!

Nicholas, our autistic guy, loves to watch me play with the fairies (he doesn't want to move them himself, but sits quietly - there's the key word "quietly" and watches)

The only problem is no one wants to quit! And Nicholas will shriek out a lung if he believes we have not played long enough, even if it is very late.

My daughter Miriam learned that if you opt to repose your fairy, you can get more clothing without having to buy anything. Every time she plays, she gets new outfits & accessories.

Little booger has more badges than I do, too.... ^_^

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From:arhyalon
Date:March 6th, 2009 01:43 am (UTC)

Re: Thank you

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How do you repose?

Does she have two outfits at the end, or just dress differently the next time?
From:shana_sfo
Date:March 6th, 2009 03:50 am (UTC)

Re: Thank you

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Ah, I should have checked with her before posting!

I had her show me. It isn't outfits that you can change, but accessories. You have two belts, necklaces, wrist-bands, head bands, leg thingies - those you get to change. NOT shoes, skirt or shirt. Sorry to have gotten your hopes up!

She showed me that those items are in your leaf book. Select Wardrobe. When the pages open, you can repose your fairy(a button to the right) or change her wardrobe (to the left) and that is where your extra accesories are located.

I had my heart set on some nice boots for Petunia Rainleaf, too!

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From:arhyalon
Date:March 6th, 2009 01:39 pm (UTC)

Re: Thank you

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No, no! That's good! I'll check it out!
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