GCG Sun would like to take this time to thank you for all the continued support you all have shown. Throughout the year we have covered stories that have brought joy, some brought the tears but through it all we managed to become even closer in our community.
With 2017 coming to a close, let's remember all the good memories we share, and look forward to creating new exciting memories here at GCG. We will be featuring many of you in 2018, thank you in advance, and Happy New Year 2018!!
Rik Sullivan invites you to the North Pole!! Sparkling snow crystals glisten along the little winding path that leads you to a world of magic. Santa and his elves are busy here getting all the toys ready for Christmas!
Santa's little dog Spot, loves the Barbies, so Santa is busy teaching him how to help the Elves box them for his gift bag.
The gift list is much longer this year, so they all will be working well into Christmas Eve, be sure you stop by to visit!
By Anna Wright
Tig and funfun’s Winter Wonderland
The GCG Sun’s own Tigerkitti Eberdene has a fabulous winter fun area above her Honour Point build in her Scottsdale region. It was a labour of love put together by her RL daughter, who is known as funfun61 Gloom. Funfunlives up to her avatar name and has put together a masterpiece chocked full of fun things to see and do. It’s breathtakingly beautiful in all directions too.
Activity wise, there are a quaint coffee shop, a winter amusement park, ice castle, skating, and a dance area up the Tolien-esque stone stairs. You can sit on Santa’s knee and try to convince him you’re on the nice list. If you say you’re a friend of Tig’s though….he may have a merry little chuckle.
Be mindful of the plentiful wildlife. There’s a cave home to a few grizzlies. Try not to wake them. Many grazing friends wander the forest area. There’s a bit of a nervous deer that’s prone to making yellow snow if you get too close. Remember kids “Don’t eat yellow snow!”
So pull on your warm woolly things and go have some fun in the snow at this wonderful wonderland. The quickest way to get there is to look in Tig’s profile under pics and take the teleport that way. Alternatively you can go to the Scottsdale region and use the teleport pad. Either way, you should go. What are you all waiting for?
By Tigerkitti Eberdene
Today, I had the pleasure of driving and stopping in a wonderful little Prairie Moon town called Nowhere. This is a great place to visit during the holidays.
Upon entering the town, I stopped to look in awe at a majestic moose, who by the way, hands out a notecard telling you where to visit.
My first stop was a cozy cafe where a lone trucker was taking a break.The cook was busy making food but he assured me he could help me quickly.
As I left there, I saw a little store beside the cafe. I decided to grab some gum and found a couple of men talking about the party going on. Even though I was a stranger I was invited to just pop over to the party, all welcome there.
Leaving the store, I hear "Oscar! Vien ici!" Renee Champlain introduces herself and her little dog, telling me more about the party but asks for me to keep quiet about seeing her. Seems not all want to be in the crowd it seems. "Merci Renee." I say as I follow her directions to head over to where the party is.
On up the road I walked till I found the party at a cozy little home. I was welcomed in right away.
A young boy was heading out to skate, impatiently waiting for his mom to finish fussing over his outfit being warm enough.
Moving on to the living room, a group of people trim the tree, as a young girl prepares to bravely sing for others.
The kitchen has a few people chatting and even a couple sneaking a kiss underneath the mistletoe.
Venturing out into the cold again, I stopped by a cute fire pit where a dad and his daughter invited me to roast marshmallows with them. Nothing better than that on a cold day!
After a quick chat and warm up I ventured down to the dock where a young shy girl was skating and a couple of boys were showing off their hockey skills.
Looks like the kids have been rather busy as well, as I came upon a cute snowman all decked out in someone's winter wear. I sure hope it doesn't belong to one of the kids that mom bundled up!
I met Mike and Sasha checking things out and taking pictures of the lovely landscape. Sure are friendly folks here.
This town is so lovely and quaint. I do believe we should all take time to travel around a bit this winter to visit all the wonderful GCG places that are welcoming weary and curious travelers with open arms.
Tis the season and the folks here in Nowhere showed me that is it Somewhere to be!
Thanks Anna Wright for creating this lovely area for us to discover.
Now, what are you waiting for? Hop on over for a visit. Lots of friendly faces, eggnog and goodies are waiting for you!
Sno's Wintery Haven was created for all to enjoy, by our own Sno McCloud.
Tis the Season! Thanks to Mystery Creations for providing so many wonderful creations. Have fun and don't forget to tell your friends to visit. Go for a sleigh ride, ride a toboggan down the hill, go skiing or ice skating and then cuddle up with your sweetheart in front of a fire. Oh! and don't forget to have a snowball fight. There are lots of Christmas gifts that need to be opened too!
by Shirah Bare
Unbowed Unbent Unbroken
"Made a short trip to the Kings Landing but returned to her beloved home town, Sunspear. Born to the house of Martell, fairly unknown straight line to the royal family. Kept as a secret for still unknown reason to her, but maybe some day it will be revealed, or not, let's try to have some fun and let the game begin!"
The Dornishmen, also known as the Dornish, are the inhabitants of Dorne, one of the constituent regions of Westeros. Like the Northmen and the ironborn, the Dornish have a unique culture, law system, and ethnic background that sets them apart from the rest of the Seven Kingdoms. In the case of the Dornish, this is due to the intermingling of Westerosi inhabitants of the region - predominantly of First Men and Andal origins - with Rhoynar refugees who fled Essos to escape conquest by the Valyrian Freehold and eventually settled in Dorne. Due to their Rhoynar blood, Dornishmen tend to possess olive skin, black hair, and dark eyes.
In the rest of the Seven Kingdoms, the Dornish have a reputation for being hot-blooded and sexually licentious. Indeed, Dornishmen have more "relaxed" views towards sexuality and love than the rest of Westeros. Paramours are not shunned or kept in secret: instead they are held in a similar status as a lawful wife or husband, and it is not unusual for noblewomen as well as men to have paramours. The Dornish also have no particular stigma against homosexual behavior. Similarly, bastards do not carry the stigma of being born out of wedlock and are raised along their trueborn siblings and cousins, though they are still considered poor matches for marriage due to their inability to receive inheritance. Prince Oberyn mentions at Joffrey's wedding that his people do not despise bastards because they are born out of passion.
In the A Song of Ice and Fire novels, present-day Dornishmen are the result of the Rhoynar migration, in which the Rhoynish people, led by Princess Nymeria, united Dorne with the aid of Prince Mors Martell, who brokered a marriage alliance with her.
After returning from her short trip to Kings Landing she was placed to the Sunspear Castle to learn all the aspects of being the ruler of Dorne. Her mother was a princess of the house she learned. She still are unfamiliar about why it was kept as a secret for such a long time, but maybe it was a way to keep them safe.