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VWX Town!

Preliminary tour of VWX Town. I have my now central Power Tower Gowlery complete with all the Gilatona-Lis collages set up near the back middle of the village, and also the supplemental galleries surround it now, just like they did in PTG Town currently being emptied. There include the still unnamed gallery containing the Wheeler-Jasper series (another skyscraper), and the Sink Lair Gallery. However, the Quadtower of TILE has *not* been moved from PTG Town to VWX Town, since a version of the Baker Bloch in England exhibit already exits *directly across the Rubi Forest* from VWX Town in the *Tower of TILE*. That was another attraction in buying the Tyta land.

Below we have the current interior to another skyscraper rezzed in VWX Town named Big Boy or Big Boy Tower, first appearing in Pietmond of Otaki Gorge. In the center exits a watery whirlpool created by Aley, who vends a huge variety of SL marketplace products, most for absolutely free — maybe all of ’em. Here’s a link to her AleyMart! store.

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Main entrance into VWX Town, eventually taking you to the Power Tower Gowlery projecting high in the background. Notice that the Goldie statue atop the Hole in the Wall bar has also made the transfer from PTG Town.

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Another statue transferred from other virtual locations: it’s Aley’s trojan warrior freebie, similarly golden like Goldie, and now standing atop a small and probably mysterious knoll on the west side of town.

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Steep, main entrance to the Power Tower Gowlery, complete with sitting robot.

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Interior to the Hole in the Wall bar, with the back wall made mostly transparent to highlighting the Rubi Forest.

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VWX Town from above.

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Looking over the Rubi Forest from VWX Town toward the aforementioned Tower of TILE and, beyond it, the empty sink basin of Sikkima. Yes, I’m just that close to the winter location of New Pietmond (!).

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VWX Town skyline from the TILE Tower. Very nice.

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VWX Town has some advantages over my fall/winter New Pietmond project. Although the Power Tower existed in New Pietmond, Sikkima (its original rezzing spot), the Gilatona-Lis series was only about a third of the way over when I deleted the town there. Now Gilatona-Lis is completed, along with the attached Power Tower Gowlery itself; a new centerpiece of my virtual world. New Pietmond had several other skyscrapers, but the 2 tallest after the Power Tower contained basically nothing within. VWX Town seems more functional. Will guest artists return to my newest of virtual villages? We’ll see.

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VWX Town?

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Well, I went ahead and took the plunge: I am now a Linden premium member once more (last one of these in Jan.), and have also bought 8704 square meters of land in Tyta right next to the famed Rubi Forest. Don’t know if this was a foolish thing to do (land cost me a bit over 23 dollars) but it’s done. Not even sure I’ll keep the land into June, since I’ll be on vacation half that month and away from any internet access most likely. But I think it’s worth it — gorgeous land and view. Downside: it’s a thin strip of land, mostly 48 meters deep with some parts at 42 meters. Upside: It’s quite long, and the length borders the road next to the Rubi Forest, which means protected land all in front of me. That was the attraction. I’ve actually owned part of the land I own now before, when I first came to the Rubi area and mainland in general in Fall 2008. Seems like a really really long time ago now. At that time, my big parcel was across the Rubi Forest from where I currently own, and was composed of 3072 square meters in an “L” shape. Then somewhere along the line I found out I could own 1536 meters more without bumping up my tier payment, so I first purchased along the Great Wall of Heterocera in Ziczac, if I remember correctly, and then gave that up after about a month for land in Tyta, where I built a version of the Edwardston Station Gallery, complete with a small subway station and history gallery. Actually, let me see if I can dig up a link about that build.

http://bakerblinker.wordpress.com/2010/06/02/around-rubi-01/

Oh cool, I see that I own the land that my RL and SL friend Flynn use to own in Tyta (second snapshot in that link). Hafta tell her about it, if she doesn’t read about it in this blog post first.

And I’m also reminded from that post that I also owned the land immediately bordering my present parcel to the west, a 4096 sq. meter affair in the Horisme sim adjacent to the south entrance for the Great Wall. This would be in the summer of 2009, or when I first became involved in the Jeogeot continent (where I owned a similar sized chunk of land at the time). But that didn’t last long — several weeks. And I didn’t own the 2008 Tyta parcel for too long either.

http://bakerblinker.wordpress.com/2010/05/30/home-3/

This post describes another parcel I bought in Rubi in summer 2010, which I did manage to hold onto for at least several months. To compare: the present parcel is over twice as big (8704 as opposed to 4096), and cost about a third of what I paid back in 2010. But both were long strips of land, with lengthy borders along the Rubi Forest. My present land also reminds me of a parcel I briefly held in the Baddest sim of Nautilus.

Strangely I don’t have a post for the 2009 version of the ESG in Tyta. Instead I have several for the Wright Gallery, like this one…

http://bakerblinker.wordpress.com/2008/10/01/abominable/

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Kidd’n Around

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“A man (or woman) offered me a spot on his land to move the Kidd Tower (at Middletown, Jeogeot), Hucka D. Interesting — probably is highlighting the Kidd Tower for me in a meaningful, synchy way.”

Hucka D.:

We would rather you have the Kidd Tower up and running at this time. Which means…

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Buying mainland again?

Hucka D.:

Rubi looks nice.

bb:

Yes. Very tempting. But there’s also Aotearoa.

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Hucka D.:

Which would you choose?

bb:

Rubi, probably. Or I could just move up in tier and keep renting. (pause)

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bb:

I’m simply not going to make a decision right now. Maybe at the beginning of May. But that’s when I start focusing on crop circles.

Hucka D.:

See if the gentleman or gentlewoman allows you to move the Kidd Tower and go from there.

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I can expand a bit more on the Rubi mythology, last furthered considerably by Sikkima’s New Pietmond. The energy has returned to Rubi. And I still have a build there, one of the last that I possess outside my rental land. All others have been purged when the Lindens set all objects on abandoned land to five minute return (to owner). So I have nothing left in Otaki Gorge, nothing in Maeshill, nothing in Noru, and so on. There’s no vestiges left of Pietmond or Teepot. All I have is the traveling show known as New Pietmond, but in my rental land presently I’m not even calling it that — just PTG Town, which stands for Power Tower Gowlery’s Town. And that’s what it is: a supplement to the now central Power Tower Gallery holding the Gilatona-Lis collages. But if I return to Rubi, then New Pietmond will be reborn. Or is this VWX Town (Virtual Whitehead X-ing Town)? Sikkima is too expensive to buy back.

Woods are closing up again now. Must think of shift to virtual reality, perhaps, like I did with Lion’s Roar > New Pietmond last Fall. Perfect spot found, maybe. Hucka D. seems to be leaving me alone with this decision. (pause) Looks like rain until Tuesday…

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Whitehead X-ing Notes 02

I believe the Mossmen knew of their relation with Mormons (Latter Day Saints) when coming into contact with The Bees of Greenhead at the top of the Korean Channel. The Bees may have made them aware of this. “You are like The Mormons”, they explained, and said the Mormons, when finding The Bees, knew they had reached Zion or the Promised Land. “We will show you everything about this land because it has been prophesized that you would come,” The Bees then said. “But there is one more to enter,” which turned out to be Whitehead or Blue Skies Mr. “For The Mormons, the prophet was at the beginning of their history. For you Mossmen, the prophet only surfaces at the end of your journey, after you found your own Zion here at [Whitehead X-ing]. Now we only have to wait.” And wait they did, for — years, until Rock’s Rocketship crash landed at the top of the Korean Channel. A fairy from Maine enters Whitehead Crossing at the same time, and establishes a home to the east of Green Stream from the crash site. The Bees have prepared Little Whitehead for the coming, creating the Green Turtle (for example). Rock would see the Green Turtle, and know he had entered 3 (Edward Stone) beyond 2 (Seal Stone). He had reached Home. The Emerald was also prepared there. The bridge at Green Turtle/Edward Stone as well. Rock knew he had to create Home on this finger of land between Whitehead and Little Whitehead. The Fairy had already left the area, but was the first settler. The Fairy exited (east) as Rock entered (west). Rock sorta kinda took his place. This was the only way Fairy could escape in first place? Fairy put out an ad: come to Whitehead Crossing and replace me and allow me to be set free. Well, he probably disguised the “being trapped” part. But Rock was eager to take a role in the cosmos, and applied from his home in Syncher Creek Designated Mystery Area (designated afterwards). “Your grave becomes the grave of the Unknown” at Dogpatch, explains Fairy to Rock, after Fairy is set free. They talk via “telephone”. Dial phone.

The Mossmen would spread out and settle the whole Korean Channel and beyond, much like the Mormons spread out and settled the Mormon Corridor.

One was able to first dial a telephone at “4 Sticks” in Whitehead Metro Area. White Rock is like an illuminated finger doing the dialing. White Rock is a pencil doing the dialing. A Rock and Roller answers. It’s Elton, but not to be confused with Elton John. But it still could be Elton John if you know what I mean (I don’t).

http://www.myspace.com/video/bart/marc-warren-as-elton-pope-on-love-monsters/57569781

Okay, and roller skates sung about in that 6+ minute video (!)

“What did you say you were?” ask The Bees, already snickering. “Mossmen” came the answer. “Mossmons?” came The Bee’s reply, pretending to misunderstand. More snickering. Main Mossman (Mossmain) said, “no”, without humor. “I said Moss*men*”. The Bee clicked and shook his head. “So close, so close, what a shame.” The Main Bee (Hucka?) looked over his should at the others, then returning, saying “Because the bees and I.. we’ll, we thought it might be *Mormons*.” All The Bees erupted into full laughter, some doubled over, some on the ground rolling. The Main Bee then attempted to explain: “You don’t get it. This has happened all before, Mossmons”, for the Main Bee was to joking refer to the Mossmen as Mosmons from now on, always to laughter or giggling or snickering if other bees were accompanying him. “Who are these Morrmons?” returned Mossmain, who also shook his head but out of confusion instead of mock indignation.

Summary of what happened next:

The Bee explained that the Mormon’s prophet came at the beginning, but for the Mossmen it was at the end, after they had already found their personalized geographicalized Zion. (NOTE: Zion mentioned in HT a little before the “Korean Channel”).

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Whitehead X-ing Notes 01

The Emerald (seemingly permanent green grass atop Little Whitehead Ridge) changed from Evergreen at some point.

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Thinking of carving an image into 4 Sticks’ Stick’s End, inspired by some pictures here:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/stixncanes/page2/

The area is directly related to the “4 Sticks” song by Led Zeppelin from their ZoSo or 4th album:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Four_Sticks

“4 Sticks” is also a track used in Carrcass-3.*

So the 4 parallel sticks in 4 Sticks can be directly related to drum sticks per the wikipedia article on the track.

Only US Sticks near Stiltz in PA. Both are on Lineboro topo map as well, and are alphabetically next to each other in the total list of 62 pop places of this map.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stilts

Sticks and stilts are both lines. Lineboro on Mason-Dixon Line, hence name. This line is the same as the MD/PA border. Stiltz is on this same line. Whitehead X-ing’s 4 Sticks sticks or limbs are *lined* up in a horizontal row on the forest floor. Stilts in contrast are vertical when in use.

Playing drums w/ 4 sticks and walking long distances with stilts are both remarkable and improbable feats.

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NOTE: Create or xerox/copy Mythos map with Emerald Province and Edwardston, Green Turtle, Sealson, et al.

Copy same from “Notebook I”, with analysis. In that early or basically “first” notebook (1981), Sealston is assoc. with the number 2, and Edwardston with the following number of 3. 2 represents exteriorization from 1 (Confederation/Mythos), and elsewhere in the notebook connected with Earth’s moon as similar gravitational escape. Sealston in Whitehead X-ing terminology translated to Seal Stone, as Edwardston does to Edward Stone. 3 follows 2 as stabilization of exteriorization. Numbers 2 and 3 may transfer as well. Edwardston traditional 3rd largest city of Wazob, and on 3-4-5 golden triangle with Gillalex (4) and Calypso (5), fully transferring Confederation (Mythos) energy to Wazob, it seems.

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4 sticks of PA/MD straddling Mason-Dixon line:

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2 lines (2 sticks each, seemingly), horizontal and vertical, are traditional sticks (on ground) and stilts (perpendicular to ground). But Sticks, PA is on vertical line here, indicating stilts, and Stiltz is on horizontal line with Lineboro, and on Mason-Dixon Line (very famous line, or archetypal line). Could represent off (stilts off, thus laying horizontally on ground) and on (stilts in use, thus perpendicular to ground).

Roller is the 4th element here and appears to stand for roller skates (or roller blades), another archaic means of transportation like stilts, but sans sticks in this case.

Mason is north (blue) as Dixon is south through Dixie (gray). Confusion of up/down/right/left(wrong) in our US of A, like during the Civil War.

Very interesting as well that Roller + population place comes up with 5 entries in GNIRPS (new name!), the one near Lineboro in the above map, and then one which instantly stood out among the other four, in a Mason & Dixon County also in Maryland (like Roller), but 1 whole longitude degree to the west. The primary name for this population place is Fairview Mills, also known as Fairview Roller Mills (and hence the appearance). Both are on almost the same latitude line as well. Very funny that Rockdale is by far the nearest village, and Fairview Mills itself is on Rockdale Creek. Indication: rock and roller or rollers, like certainly Led Zeppelin members were in their times. Also on the ZoSo album is the track “Rock and Roll”.

Now check *this* out (just found): “Rock and Roll” and “Four Sticks” are intimately tied together during the recording of ZoSo:

Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page has said that this song came to be written as a spontaneous jam session, whilst the band were trying (and failing) to finish the track “Four Sticks”.[1][2] Drummer John Bonham played the introduction to Little Richard’s “Keep a Knockin'” and Page added a guitar riff.[3] The tapes were rolling and fifteen minutes later the basis of the song was down.[4] Said Page:

We were recording another number [Four Sticks]; we’d just finished a take and John Bonham did the drum intro and we just followed on. I started doing pretty much half of that riff you hear on Rock n Roll and it was just so exciting that we thought, “let’s just work on this”. The riff and the sequence was really immediate to those 12-bar patterns that you had in those old rock songs like Little Richard, etc, and it was just so spur-of-the-moment the way that it just came together more or less out of nowhere.[2]

Do you sense the synch energy spread’n out??

*I* was having trouble nailing down an interpretation of Sticks/Stiltz/Lineboro/Roller, with Roller the last addition. I knew it somehow represented “4 Sticks”. Then in GNIRPing Roller, found the Fairview Mills “Roller” strongly assoc. with “Rock”, and made the link with Zep’s “Rock and Roll”. Then in googling “Rock and Roll” found the intimate connection with “4 Sticks” from the same album, which was likewise “interrupted” by “Rock” and “Roll” as it were. Make sense?

OH, and Rock and Roll/4 Sticks were released on same single as side a and b respectively. How peculiar!

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* Lyrics:

Oh baby it’s cryin’ time
Oh baby I got to fly.

Got to try to find a way
Got to try to get away

‘Cause you know I gotta get away from you babe.
Oh baby the river’s red oh baby in my head.
There’s a funny feelin’ goin’ on
I don’t think I can hold out long.

And when the owls cry in the night
Oh baby baby when the pines begin to cry
Baby baby baby how do you feel?
If the river runs dry, baby, how do you feel?

Craze, baby, the rainbow’s end, Mmm, baby, it’s just a den
For those who hide, who hide their love to depths of life
And ruin dreams that we all knew so, babe.

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** Sticks and stilts and rollers!

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Goals/Projects.

Tempted to buy more Second Life land, currently, bumping up to an 8192 or maybe even a 8192 + 4096 if I continue to rent. This would only be feasible if I either rented all this land, or either the 8192 or 4096. Last year about this time is when I founded Carrcassone on the Maebaleia continent, with 8704 square meters of space. But it only lasted 2 months, and in the second month I didn’t work on it much at all, even. Probably looking at the same situation for a new space.

The other option is just keep renting my 4096 + 1024 and delete all but the Power Tower Gowlery, using the rest as a sandbox in prep for VWX-Town.

The woods will close up soon, as poison ivy sprouts (saw my first sprigs yesterday will hiking up Greene Knob), and bugs and snakes and such come out in force. Nevertheless I am going to attempt to keep visiting Whitehead X-ing, take more pics and develop more mythology, maybe even create some collages based on my photos of the place. Whitehead X-ing is long term; very excited about recent developments such as expounded on especially in this post just below.

In other subjects, I plan to finish up typing out The High Octave Story in the next week or so, then start on Edna’s Altanta story fragment and/or Merging Tracks. Edna is typing up her part of our projected collaboration as well (“Bark”). Maybe we’ll have the bare bones in place before our England trip.

Must also think of the carrcasses. Thinking of re-creating Billfork even before we leave. Work on The Table. Carrcass-8 is coming up, but probably not until we get back. Don’t bump up on Netflix before then.

Return to Wiltshire via Google Earth in early May. Join crop circle archive and study maps of where crop circles have formed down through the years. Read more circle material — finish Lamb book. Start reading Faulkner. Don’t start any more collage series right now. Keep working on woodsy mythology around here — push it as far as possible but not too far.

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“Another…

… possible name source for Whitehead X-ing is this moss covered rock with white quartz, perched above Little Whitehead, and downstream from a similarly perched Edward Stone and its Green Turtle, Hucka D.

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A rock beside it also has a prominent spot of white quartz. The shape of this quartz marking may also be important. A fish?

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Of course, the name could come from White Rock next to what I’m perceiving to be Seal Stone, or one of 2 prominent candidates for this stone.

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Seal Stone (left) and Grey Rock (right); or is Seal Stone instead the topping rock of Grey Rock?

Hucka D.:

Either one. You know Edward Stone is the stone with Green Turtle on its upper side. Named for Edward I, who was in the area.

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The Emerald (left center) and moss topped Edward Stone (right)

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We also call the ever-green grass in the center of the ridge separating Whitehead Brook and Little Whitehead The Emerald, Hucka D. Logical decision, given that Mythos’ Edwardston, with its prominent Green Turtle suburb, is also the largest city of Wazob’s Emerald Province. It’s also been identified with Oz’s Emerald City.

Hucka D. (reinforcing):

Logical.

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Little Whitehead: new fern sprouting from the remains of an old fern

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bottom of the Cliffs of Dundee

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It could be that Grey Rock itself was called Seal Stone in the past, Hucka D. The topping rock, or the rock on top of the rock, could have instead been Grey Rock, or just Grey. And if Seal Stone is this topping rock, does it *open up*? What’s inside Grey Rock, Hucka?

Hucka D.:

Too many questions[ for now].

bb:

Thank you.

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4 Sticks area: pendulum stick

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Spring sprouting at The Emerald

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bb:

Okay, Hucka D. A decision: Seal Stone is definitely the stone riding atop Grey Rock. The large rock next to it is No Title Rock. Okay? [no answer]

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