Category Archives: Nautilus/Philo

Neither Here Nor There

Wheeler paints a picture of a cat while The Musician plays Bowie’s “Andy Warhol” to help restore.

Leave a comment

Filed under *Second Life, Nautilus/Philo, Uncategorized

Rodeo 03

“Octopus jar?” exclaimed Baker Blinker the next morning to Baker Bloch while they shared coffee at Perch.

“Another portal,” he said, and sat back.

“I’ve been a baaad Santa this year. Let me tell you about it, Mr. Bloch.”

1 Comment

Filed under *Second Life, Heterocera, Nautilus/Philo, Rubi, Uncategorized

New Mystery

Leave a comment

Filed under *Second Life, Nautilus/Philo, Sansara

Anton

snapshot8743_002

“So this is another one of your disguises Wheeler.”

“Yes. Baker Bloch,” she answered. “But call me Wilson (when I’m like this). Or Wheeler — whatever. So… you have information about Doreena.”

“She is called Doflia now,” states Keat Owens. “Reborn on January 15th of this year. She has Mad Max hair, (and) Apocalyptic Female top, shorts and boots.”

“She has turned into a monster,” Wheeler-as-Wilson speculates.

Not really. Come to the map with me. “We can teleport through the pin.

—–

snapshot8743_017

“Not there,” states Keat Owens. “Let’s check Yvonnee.”

—–

snapshot8743_018

“Often right here, but it’s late in the night, almost dawn. To quote Billy Corgan: ‘They only come out at night.'”

“Close enough. Speaking of which,” says Wheeler. “I must begin preparing for the next Table meeting.”

“So you’re going with the forward Pumpkintwisters direction?” Wheeler nods. “Over the backwards Billfork direction?” Wheeler keeps nodding. Keat Owens reapplies one of his hands to his chin in a thoughtful manner. “There’s one more avatar we’re keeping an eye on, only known as Anton. I don’t have a direct landmark yet but he’s in Anson. Obviously another one named for their inhabiting sim. We’ll have to approximate (the landmark).”

—–

snapshot8743_029
Not what they were expecting.

snapshot8743_034

—–

Afterwards:

“Damn! Crashed again.”

snapshot8745_003

Just after that:

snapshot8745_004

Leave a comment

Filed under *Second Life, Heterocera, Nautilus/Philo, Rubi, Uncategorized

VW(X)

snapshot8737_006

“Yes come in. Quickly, quickly,” another Keat Owens implored from within the fairy house. “There’s mysteries to solve. No doddling dear — there’s been enough of that. Well, come in,” he said again. “Leave the golf club outside, yes.”

Old Mabel goes up the stairs and then leans the iron gently against the house just outside its railing. Taking one last glance over at Keat Owens Joker, she passes through the door she just opened.

snapshot8737_008

—–

“Yes, well…?” a similarly rushed Baker Bloch asks later at the Joker’s Wild Bar. Furry Karl was still under the weather. Rhoda remained the bartender for now.

snapshot8737_014b

“We stared at the Nautilus City map for a while. The position of Doreena, Yvonne, and, um, this new person or entity we haven’t heard about before named Anton, were marked with red pins. Keat Owens Jack, as we’ll call him…”

“… because his suit is like Jack’s across the way…”

“Right, Baker Bloch. So this Keat Owens Jack then says Doreena has unexpectedly changed her name and appearance, and that this is more work of Mid Hazel the witch. Her “do’n’s” is how he put it. And Spider was in the corner of the small room beside us; forgot to mention that. He’s still spouting out or uttering or speaking those 4 numbers over and over, like you described before when he was with Carrcassonnee.”

snapshot8737_009b

“Slightly before your time here in Collagesity, yes. Interesting. When did you wake up?”

“I was just staring at the pin representing Anton — more at my eye level — and a picture of what you call a Volkswagen Beatle at the bottom of the sea entered my mind. I stared at the completely algae covered car for quite some time. It was sad. Then I was jolted back to reality by the start of ‘Revolution No. 1’ on my player. That’s from the ‘White Album’. The more graceful ‘Long Long Long’ precedes it there. Then afterwards we have ‘Honey Pie’ and the horn laden ‘Savoy Truffle’.”

Old Mabel’s really getting into this Beetles reseach, Baker then thinks. Too absorbed? Well, she’s preparing for the next Table meeting, which is scheduled for tomorrow night if Wheeler can pry herself away from her new infatuation — her New Island. That seems to be a danger: Wheeler may be imprisoned by this new threat named Mid Hazel forever and ever on that island. Baker then noticed Old Mabel is staring at him.

“Thinking about other things?” she asks.

183c65b0253326e99f43b8a75ce60c5f

Leave a comment

Filed under *Second Life, Heterocera, Nautilus/Philo, Rubi, Uncategorized

Further Alignments

Wilson dubs this location in the southeast corner of von Spee Bone Knoll. One skull with loosened jawbone is discovered to go along with a piscine rib cage.

snapshot8505_022

Interesting line of circles formed by its spine protruding from the surface. The school of small dark fish seem to know more than they let on.

snapshot8505_023

Returning to Yvonni in the same sim, she always seems to be oriented almost directly west.

snapshot8505_024

Could she be looking at something? Un-rendnering the water and shortening distance seems to provide a clue. Might it be the buried (King) Poseidon statue again?? LINK

snapshot8505_028

Buried King (von Spee) and Queen (Dybur).

snapshot8505_031

Yvonni and Bücker Jungmann biplane again.

snapshot8505_038

Interesting angle toward the biplane. Almost seems to be on a runway.

snapshot8505_041

The *two* von Spee biplanes, past (lower right) and present (upper left).

snapshot8505_046

Returning to Bone Knoll, Baker finds an additional skull — jawbone still intact this time — to go with the first. They are about equidistant from the central rib cage with its interesting line of circles.

snapshot8505_054

snapshot8505_055

snapshot8505_056

Side note: Maximilian von Spee’s two sons were killed with him during the same battle that sank the Scharnhost. LINK

The eastern half of two rows of 9 columns near the southern boundary of the sim is aligned with the west side of the rib cage and its 10 ribs. Careful about that shark, Wilson!

snapshot8505_059

Crisis averted. The other row is similarly aligned with the eastern part of the Jungmann biplane.

snapshot8505_063

Interesting alignment of the two von Spree biplanes with Dybur’s large pinkish purple crystal cluster and buried Queen.

snapshot8505_066

snapshot8505_069

Leave a comment

Filed under *Second Life, Nautilus/Philo

Nautilus Waters 04

Marble-like rocks in Rodel of the far western seas.

snapshot8503_002b

The lighthouse dominated island they are located off of.

snapshot8503_004b

Sunked sub.

snapshot8503_007b

Moving north and east brings Baker into the Coontz sim, which is a bit different. Much hillier for one thing…

snapshot8503_008b

snapshot8503_009b

snapshot8503_010b

… and filled with many mysteries Baker can only touch upon during his brief sojourn this night.

snapshot8503_011b

snapshot8503_012b

snapshot8503_013b

Returning to von Spee, Baker (or is it Wilson?) finds an olive green vase near the base of the hill containing the partially buried Queen statue of the sim.

snapshot8505_011

snapshot8505_014

Another vase occupies a corner of a structure also near the southeast corner of von Spee as a whole (background).

snapshot8505_015b

Yvonni and biplane.

snapshot8505_020

Sim’s namesake:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maximilian_von_Spee

thomas_jacques_somerscales_sinking_of_the_scharnhorst_at_the_battle_of_the_falkland_islands_8_december_1914

Leave a comment

Filed under *Second Life, Nautilus/Philo