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Bigfoot Notes

Components of toy happenings so far…

1) Found regional objects (“junk”).

For Billfork (Spring 2012) and Lion’s Roar (Fall 2012) this came from sites of torn down houses and structures in Herman Park each. For Bigfoot, outside the protection of Frank and Herman Parks, the objects were found at the Plateau of Raw Art (site of old high school). Ruins are a key link. The smaller art event called Falmouth (Spring 2013) also contained some junk objects, most of which were old bottles. Same story there: came from nearby site of old house. Billfork and Lion’s Roar had a lot of bottles as well. Then there’s the basically unpotentialized Whitehead Crossing with its 55 or so bottles laying around in a pile.

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And *then* there’s Rust Spot with its cache of metal stuff. 😮

2) Marble Race Track

The first marble race tracks of happenings set up in Billfork and Lion’s Roar were linear, with the end separate and unrelated, let’s say, from the beginning. For Bigfoot, end loops back into beginning potentially, or they are directly up and down from each other at least. This mimics the idea of Opus 19, where the bottom of the track is directly below the top. If you had some kind of pulley system, the race could potentially be made perpetual.

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Opus 19 in 1990 art exhibit

The marble race in Bigfoot was somewhat bigger than in Billfork and Lion’s Roar as well. All use 0-27 gauge model railroad track, of which I have probably 70-80 pieces by now.

3) Toy avatars

Billfork had no toy avatars except for the marbles (which count, despite the opinions of the Mmmmmmm’s). Lion’s Roar contained a couple, or at least I especially remember order barking Sue. The Sharieland art event (Fall 2013) excels here, with a good number of toy avatars involved in building and maintaining a central road through the rocks and sand of Erath on Earth Creek at Heart Lake. Sharieland is also where Billy J. Thornberry made his first appearance in a toy happening in the role of Lazy Sideburns Man, famously destroyed by Hater the Cow there. Of course he later reappears in Bigfoot as iron smelter Taum Sauk and also, briefly, as LSB’s twin brother Daisy at Whitehead Crossing, deemed The Leader (Spring 2014: 1 2).

Toy avatars appear quite early in my blogging experiences, way back in 2008 at TILE Creek, which can count as the first toy avatar happening. But there it was pure toys, with no junk and marble track (except for a couple of rustmobiles, i.e. old tin cans). I suppose we can call it the Jonesborough Happening. Nothing really has gone on there since then.

I keep stockpiling toys, which can be found very cheaply at flea markets and such.

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You have to have a right combination of the above 3 to make a true art happening in my opinion. And that’s what occurred at Bigfoot.

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I’ve just initially explored what on the below doctored map can be called the “Mercury Ridge” of Sharieland.

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Herman’s Mansion in Disguise, once more:

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More soon! Sharieland may be a spring hiking focus. I’m almost healed.

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Sharieland

Found in a bend on the carriage trail. Funtastical! Wonder who put it there?

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“Mercury Ridge” shots from Sharieland.

Quite interesting looking rocks throughout — not large but seemingly well placed, let’s say.

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Mercury Ridge trees.

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This represented my initial exploration of the ridge.

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Hiking Updates

Focus this year seems to be more on Herman Park and TILE Creek and Drink Lake. Also: Notherton a bit, over in Frank Park. Big news so far is the discovery of an earthen teepee smack in the middle of my precious Whitehead Crossing. I’ve been invaded! I do not know the culprit but the wife suspects Sustainable Development students from the local college. Maybe a paper or report is involved. Anyhoot, they’re there now, and I’m sure I’ll stop in every week or 3 to check on progress. The teepee is not yet finished, and will not protect from the rain. Does someone plan to actually live in it for a spell? Perhaps the *whole summer coming up*? But, like I said, it’s there now.

The other prime development is a re-attraction to Herman Park, specifically the Drink Lake environs. Newly explored regions include Straw Hole on the shores of Drink Lake, and also Ditchlandia below the lake’s dam. I desire to create another toy happening. Will the setting be Ditchlandia? A distinct possibility. I haven’t returned to Billfork yet this early spring but that’s probably in the cards soon as well. Perhaps this weekend… I wish Carrcassonnee was still around to talk to. Or Hucka D. Someone. But I guess there’s Artie J. Spongeberg now.

AJ Spongeberg:

No.

bb:

Not available?

[no additional answer]

I’d also like to get back to Sharieland. Look at that Mysten Rock again. Toy happening there instead? And what about Middletown? Wasn’t the plan to have a toy happening at Dead Center Hill before the poison ivy returned? What about that? What about Mythopolis and the Spine Line?

Hucka D.:

Okay I have returned.

bb:

Great (!) Where’ve you been?

Hucka D.:

Doesn’t matter. Frogtown. Jennifer.

bb:

Jennifer?

Hucka D.:

A friend. A real good friend. Real good.

bb:

I’m glad you’re back.

Hucka D.:

We must speak of Whitehead Crossing, for one. Doug is involved. Doug is in the [teepee]. Stay away from Doug. Beware of Doug.

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Ordinary, VA

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Smoky Ordinary, VA

https://bakerbloch.wordpress.com/2014/11/12/marlin-cont/

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What might be happening:

Smoky Ordinary next to Dolphin linked to Warfield, indicating former Miami Dolphin great Paul Warfield.

Another Warfield (WV/KY):

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Another Warfield (GA):

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“We need to go back to Willard-Note, then, and look at more examples perhaps. Willard is a note in the Book of Music known as Winesap. We know what Winesap is. It’s in Herbert Domain. You can make Cash off of it. Get Credit for it. At the top is the 2 Hermans and the 2 Fishers. You know what this is. A door, an opening. You know that Bono *shuts* the door after ’23. Faulkner County is deadened, but that may be a green book behind the blue and red book we are dealing with. You know that too.”

bb:

Hucka D.?

Hucka D.:

Yes. In the flesh.

bb:

Thanks for showing up. We have a little time I suppose.

Hucka D.:

Always time for me, right?

bb:

Yes. So the trail leads to the Beech Grove which is the Beach City — for Willard — and inside this grove he thinks of Kate Swift. The reverend who has broken a corner of the Glass in his bell tower study also thinks of Kate — the Lady. He thinks the lady who smokes in her bed and reads is sinful but he also remembers reading books of ladies’ smoking so perhaps it is not so un*Ordinary*. Smoking is ordinary. Smoky Ordinary.

Hucka D.;

Yes. You are doing fine. Good night.

bb:

Thanks Hucka D.

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“So continuing… I also believe Lovely and Beauty relate to Kate Swift, as described by both Reverend Hartman and also George Willard. As Lovely is also Love + Lee, this may related to the Civil War and Confederate Army led by Lee, and war fields involved, many of which are in Virginia. We’ve already encountered Love Valley in various disguises.”

bb:

I thought you had gone to bed, Hucka D. Maybe you should turn out the light.

Hucka D.:

Oh… just borrowing your computer for a while. Couldn’t you sleep?

bb:

Kept thinking of Warfield and Paul and wars in general. Civil War.

Hucka D.:

Me too.

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I see that a Warfieldsburg is only several miles north of Winfield in Maryland, Hucka D. Missed that before.

Kermit also here:

https://bakerbloch.wordpress.com/2014/05/15/strange-01/

Hucka D.:

Didn’t Kermit the Frog with the face of Cardboard Derek Jones greet Baker Bloch in the afterlife at West End? Think so. And also Kermit has come up regarding that rock in Sharieland, the one that looks like a frog. *Wait*, there was a *Dolphin* Rock as well there. Wasn’t there?

bb:

Sho’ ‘nuf.

https://bakerbloch.wordpress.com/2013/10/20/sharieland-once-more-05/

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(to be continued)

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Night Good

“New Monkey City, eh Hucka D.?”

Hucka D.:

You can ask your questions.

bb:

Okay. I’ve kind of broken the Billfork rule where you don’t take stuff into the parks from outside. Is this okay?

Hucka D.:

As you have guessed, this is okay in this case.

bb:

Thank you. Would it, say, be a good idea to disrupt the stone piles…

Hucka D.:

Not really.

bb:

Thanks again. (pause) Can you tell me anything more about this New Monkey City?

Hucka D.:

Your space. That’s about all.

bb:

I suppose I could move the Whitehead Crossing bottles up there.

Hucka D.:

Good idea. Good night.

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Talking to myself now. So the Strange Gang or perhaps Strang Gang came from Erath over in Herman Park to Whitehead X-ing. In a rocket ship. Another rocket ship landed in New Monkey City, which I’ll have to rename soon. The avatars in NMC had more freedom… not as much deep rooted history in the area. 3 piles of stone greeted them. We know the first name, perhaps, of our Strange or Strang. It’s George.

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So…

… the Strang Gang, after the death of Lazy Sideburns Man by the hands hooves of Hater the Cow, used a rocketship to get out of Sharieland and into Whitehead Crossing. And they are separate from Rock?

Hucka D.:

Yes (pause).

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Lazy Sideburns Man wasn’t that lazy after all. He found the original set of golden plates.

Hucka D.:

True (another pause).

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Or was it the same set.

Hucka D.:

[It’s] Your story. Could be.

bb:

We have to understand the nature of this Erath community at or near Heart Lake in Sharieland. On Earth Creek I believe.

Hucka D.:

Yup.

bb:

How did they get the rocketship?

Hucka D.:

Rocketships to them are like covered wagons to the Mormons. The original ones.

bb:

So they just bought some.

Hucka D.:

Yeah.

bb:

Why did they choose Whitehead Crossing?

Hucka D.:

Why did Strang choose Burlington, Wisconsin?

bb:

Vortex, then.

Hucka D.:

Yeah. They could detect that.

bb:

The word Vorhee is fairly close to Vortex for a reason.

Hucka D.:

There was no[ equivalent to] Bear Island with this Gang of Strang. The year was 1973. Elvis was crowned King[ that year].

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So the — our Strang Gang heading to Whitehead Crossing and staying there is like Strang’s own gang heading to Wisconsin and staying put there and not having to move to Michigan.

Hucka D.:

It was about the twins, see. Twinning. Lazy Sideburns Man and his deceased twin, obviously. Think of Psychogumma.

bb:

Marion Crane’s twin who was her sister in the movie. But in the synch it’s obvious this is the sister reborn, after her death earlier on. It’s… you go.

Hucka D.:

It’s death of vegetation in the Fall and rebirth in the Spring as well. Vernal. Leaf. Leaf Erick’s Son appears in the Spring, several weeks back.

bb:

Hmmm… Leaf as the original original Whitehead X-ing explorer. He found Vinland. And then he found No Title Spring, which is the equivalent to the Norumbega River in reality. And he established a temple or fort there.

Hucka D.:

He knew of Grey Seal, although he didn’t put the Grey and the Seal together[ at that time]. Yes, Leaf was in Vineland or Vinland as it was later shortened to. He saw and also partially understood The Loop at the end of the Rainbow Line.

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bb:

Leaf in Ms. Avent could be Advent, like the advent or arrival of leaves.

Hucka D.:

Royce.

bb:

Royce means something too.

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Then Leaf in Ga in White County, as in Ms. it’s in Greene. Pink nearby[ in Ga.]. And of course that’s a Winesap manifestation. White and pink are types of static noise. Masking noise.

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bb:

I believe our Leaf Erick’s Son landed near Grass or Reed Lake, Hucka.

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“Weed.”

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