Peace On Earth Hunt 10 Designer Applications are now Closed.
Peace On Earth Hunt 10 Blogger Applications are now Closed.
Peace On Earth Hunt 10 is getting geared up to go, with Designer Applications already open, and Blogger Applications set to open on October 1st, 2017. But can you believe it? Peace On Earth Hunt 10! 10! TEN years.
For those of you that don’t know, Peace On Earth being in its 10th year makes it the longest-running grid-wide hunt in existence… but moreso than that, that means that there has been 10 years of wonderful Designers making gifts for residents each holiday season. 10 years of the residents of Second Life looking forward to the hunt with anticipation. Where will they go? What will they get? When can everyone be online to do the hunt together? 10 years of the community coming together with their families, their friends, their loved ones. 10 years of craziness. 10 years of awesomeness. 10 years of just good, old-fashioned family-friendly fun.
When Peace On Earth first began, it was the brainchild of Sequoia Nightfire. Some of you get tired of me saying that in everything I type about it – invitations, advertisements, applications, etc. But there’s a very distinct reason I do that. Even though I’ve run the hunt from POE 7 onwards, I never want people to forget the originator of this wonderful tradition. I would not be here without the idea that she created. Without the community of people that she created. Sequoia is responsible for the attitude of the community who want this hunt every year. The fact that a large group of people came together asking, “If Sequoia isn’t here, is POE going to happen?! Where’s POE? What’s going on with POE this year?” is entirely her doing. Without her hard work and dedication for the first 6 years of POE’s existence, I would not have had a reason to continue it.
She did this – and I do this now – purely for you. The community. And I never want people to forget that she was the brains behind this amazing community. She was the heart that created the passion that the grid has for it. I’m simply a vessel to keep it going.
Anyway, when I first began running Peace On Earth back in POE 7… lord, I didn’t know if we’d make it to 8, let alone 10. Lol. POE 7 was thrown together so quickly at the urging of several creators with the assistance of ElaraGloriana Scrabblebat. It was only that year alone that I realized all of the insanity that goes into this behind the scenes.
And for POE 8 I was crazy enough to try to do it all myself. I was super protective of what we were trying to rebuild, and so delegating and outsourcing wasn’t my specialty. Again, I didn’t know if we’d see 9. But when we did, and with the aid of a TEAM of people, POE 9 finally began to get to where it should be again.
And now, for POE 10, I’ve got some pretty awesome things in store for you guys. I’m working on getting some of the best designers that I have access to, we will begin looking for the best bloggers the grid has to offer in October… I really want to make this something special for you as a community. Some of you have been with us for all 10 years of POE’s existence. You deserve something amazing.
Everyone deserves something amazing.
Anyway… I’ve rambled enough. What I wanted to say, ultimately, was thank you. Thank you for giving me a reason to continue each year. Thank you for 10 years. Thank you for my personal 4th year. Thank you all for everything.
❤ Deia Ashbourne (Tiviyah Resident)
POE Hunt 10 Director