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There’s a Moss Island sim in Our Second Lyfe but it only seems pertinent because the parcel composing the whole sim is called Two Sun 3. This pointed me back to Nascera and the Threesun Cult that, recently, we’ve seen Doc Brown of Eotia Village mentioning as a past obsession, and connected in some mysterious way to the religion that new Eotia resident (and new father) Zoidboro was a preacher of over in The Waste. The Threesun sim is also a location featured in Collagesity novel 8 LINK.

But first I probed other “Moss” sims of Second Lyfe. Checked all out by teleporting into the center and having a look around. These included Moss Gully on the Jeogeot continent (basically empty), Moss Island (already accomplished), Moss n Mink (no allowed teleport), Mossmopolis (interesting name, but nothing there that I could tell), Mossu (clothing store), Mossy Cove (no teleport), and, finally Mossy Hill, which turned out to be a protected land sim of one of the Nascera continents, but not the original one. Perhaps the one they called Arecsan?

Upon visiting, the “Hill” part of the name confused me since the sim seemed totally flat, but I discovered there is a raise area in the southwest corner. Perhaps that’s what the Mossy Hill namers had in mind, and it is greener than the flatland to the northwest, green being the color of moss.

But the fact that this was a landscaping sim interested me (like Threesun sim) since the great majority of Nascera related sims are instead populated to the brink with residential houses (linden homes). I pondered what equivalent sim might be on the several other Nascera continents, and quickly came upon this: Tam Lin, with some more interesting landscaping going on. And the point of a *heart* shaped pond in the middle.

Let’s go see…

Not quite a point but certainly a heart still.

And just over there to the east: another one. Reinforcement.

https://www.greatwesternpublishing.org/tag/tam-mossman/

Some of you probably know who Tam Mossman is. Tam and I became friends many years ago. That was around the time he was the Prentice-Hall Publishing Company’s editor for Jane Roberts’ Seth books. He continued in that role many years.

And there’s this:

http://bbill.blogspot.com/2009/08/moss-island-geography.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ivory-billed_woodpecker

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Mid Hazel’s Woods (Hazelwood).

Lone “Simak” result in SL search: Spindrift – SpinSpace astronomical art Gallery, SciLands.


Auto-teleport into sw corner of Spindrift sim (why?).


Within SoSo Mall-like gallery: Rick Sternbach – “Returning to the Lander”.


Three Star Tree added to map. Lander?


Mid Hazel’s Woods again.


Sw corner of Eagan, and Baker again.


Similarly named Egan, plain water sim now…

… but which once contained an interesting glyph.

Latitudinally, Egan is one sim south of Eagan on the same continent (Sansara).

Egan part of GNIRPS system via triangle Ben-Grizzly-Egan.

Purden sim, caddycorner to Eagan in sw direction, is on same latitude as Egan, then.

3 Eagans pp in GNIRPS, 1st I checked near Pruden. No Purdens, and only 1 Pruden (anagram). Pruden on KY-TN line, like Static mentioned in both C1516W and C1617W, as I was just reading and noting earlier tonight. And Pruden is on the Eagan topo map.

Karoz line:

https://bakerbloch.com/2016/01/10/dreams/

“I’ve got to get myself back home,” he thought. “I’m in a state!”

“Karoz?” Baker Blinker offered. “You okay?”

“Tennessee or Kentucky,” he blurted, and then fell off the bar stool.

Pruden is likewise either in Tennessee or Kentucky, depending on which direction you’re coming from.

Like Muff-Bermingham, Pruden is sometimes called the hyphenated Pruden-Fonde.


About the place of the Plain Wayne slaughter. 21 snow trees in the mini-forest.


Baker’s nearby, static filled tv.

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See below for more on Foote. It’s already come up here in terms of the Mississippi location. LINK Foote also resonates with the name Bigfoot, as in “bigfooted” Actually there’s an earlier mention of Foote, MS here, and in that particular post a Foot in White Co, TN is discussed.

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Goodland, Goodwater, Boss-Bixby-Buick

http://shs.umsystem.edu/manuscripts/ramsay/ramsay_iron.html

Place name: Foote
Description: A post office from 1888-1902, near East End. Named for E.L. Foote, superintendant of the Sligo Furnace Company. It was the site of the first white ware pottery in Missouri and one of the earliest in the Mississippi Valley. Known as the Pool pottery, it was operated by potters from England. It had long since been obliterated, according to Wheeler, writing in 1896. (Postal Guide; Wheeler (1896) 178; W.H. Copeland)
Source: Zimmer, Gertrude M. “Place Names Of Five Southeast Counties Of Missouri.” M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1944.

Place name: East End
Description: At the eastern end of the Sligo and Eastern Railroad; hence the name. The railroad is no longer there. (E.E. Brand; B.F. Crocker; O.A. Crocker)
Source: Zimmer, Gertrude M. “Place Names Of Five Southeast Counties Of Missouri.” M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1944.

Place name: Good Water
Description: A post office since 1876 in Dent Township. Named from its good spring. (Postal Guide; Campbell’s ATLAS (1873); Campbell’s GAZETTEER (1874) 262; E.E. Brand; B.F. Crocker; O.A. Crocker)
Source: Zimmer, Gertrude M. “Place Names Of Five Southeast Counties Of Missouri.” M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1944.

Place name: Goodland
Description: A post office since 1886 in Dent Township. Named from the good land in the vicinity. (Postal Guide; E.E. Brand; B.F. Crocker; O.A. Crocker)
Source: Zimmer, Gertrude M. “Place Names Of Five Southeast Counties Of Missouri.” M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1944.

And one more…

Place name: Clones
Description: A post office from 1888-1892. Nothing could be learned about the origin of the name. (Postal Guide)
Source: Zimmer, Gertrude M. “Place Names Of Five Southeast Counties Of Missouri.” M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1944.

https://bakerbloch.com/2015/10/27/afterfoot-01/

Wild [Billy J. Thornberry]:

Well, you know I’m a clone of course, in that I am an actor playing [cloned] roles. Many of my wild, wild friends, hehe, worried that I was actually killed by Hater the Cow during the production. But of course that was a stunt double… er, stunt dummy I should say there.

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http://shs.umsystem.edu/manuscripts/ramsay/ramsay_reynolds.html

Place name: Clones
Description: A post office from 1893-1908 serving a sawmill camp in the northwestern part of Carroll Township; presumably a personal name.
Source: Hamlett, Mayme L. “Place Names Of Six Southeast Counties Of Missouri.” M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1938.

So Reynolds County has its own Clones, which could be the same as the one in Iron County just north of it? Who can tell sometimes with clones.

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Finger

Actually I’m not going to say much more except to point out that there are a number of phallic references connected to Finger, TN below.

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Finger, Tennessee:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Finger,_Tennessee

History

According to tradition, the city received its name when the townspeople upon deciding a suitable name noticed a man’s passionate hand gestures.[4]

The Finger Diner was the original model for the Hard Rock Cafe chain.[5]

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Next Step

Carrcasses:

Carrcasses will obviously continue, and probably for the rest of my life. I’m in a steady state era for these kind of creations, with the length consistently between 45 and 70 minutes for almost all of ’em. Carrcasses are still the axis of my creativity, even though I don’t devote the time to them that I use to, especially during the early to mid-2000’s. At some point I’m looking to notch it up again with the possibilities of computer editing on both the audio and video sides. Recent clues about how this might come about could be here…*

https://bakerbloch.wordpress.com/2014/12/01/map-sinking-feeling-02/

In 2014 I created only 1 carrcass (C-11), after making 4 in 2013 (C-7.5, C-8, C-9, C-10), a banner year along with even higher peaks in 2006 and 2007. I haven’t even taped the last one — rectification soon.

Collages:

Obviously these will continue as well, and have become the creative focus above and beyond carrcasses (although I still see the latter as the fundamental note). I’ve created over 100 collages in the past 2 years, matching the total for the 9 years before that, which includes the Art 10×10. Although these are already born digital, I seem to be edging more into hard core animation, starting with the recent “Story Room” animation involving the first 6 collages of the Falmouth series. This series overall was quite the surprise — who knew that I would create a 61 piece effort that fast? Not me (until it was over). Another development has been the 2, 3, and 4 part pieces, or diptychs, triptychs, and tetraptychs. These complement the natural 2-4 part animations I first developed in the Art 10×10. How far down the animation road I’ll travel and away from the stand alone pieces I don’t know yet.

So more collages than ever created in 2014: over 70 adding in September’s Sam Parr series of 10 to the 61 from the earlier Falmouth series. It appears I’m in a flow.

Preservation:

As collages are born digitally, I’m not as concerned about preservation issues for them. Audiovisual synchs are still created using old fashion analog techniques. I have a rough table of all the “tiles”, which includes info about cue points and involved media, but more is needed in this area. More digital copies of analog creations need to be created. A 2015 resolution.

Sunklands:

This year I’ve also gathered together my collage series, along with the interpretations I share with others on my blog, in a new website using a freshly coined domain name, sunklands.com. Also here are descriptions and slurl links to virtual towns where the artwork is displayed (example: Collagesity, Noru and now Minoa). Another interesting category developed on the Sunklands site is the idea of hybrid works straddling defined areas, like “6 Weeks of Shining” from this year, or “Baker Bloch in England” from 2010. Carrcasses have a place in sunklands.com too, and I plan to create an abbreviated “Table” listing tiles from The Rainbow Sphere to SID’s 1st Oz at least. Hidden behind this will be the larger, full table of tiles (Rainbow Sphere to present, Carrcass-11 most recently). I’ve fitted Paradox I and its larger, fictional followup Paradox II (latter still in progress) into Sunklands as well.

Blog:

Apart from the Sunklands site, I’m still working daily on my personal blog, Frank and Herman, Einstein!, since 2012 (supplanting my original one, the Baker Blinker Blog from 2008-2012). Hybrids spring from this, along with collage interpretations and descriptions and working file stuff. Toward the end of this year map synch material has been developed more, resulting in yet another kind of collage (7-part “Map Stuff” from Nov. and early Dec.). This is my bread and butter.

Local Hiking/Myth Making:

The title of the Frank and Herman, Einstein! blog refers to the 2 large, contiguous parks I live near, and which I assumed at the time of its birth in August 2008 would be a lifetime focus above and beyond, for example, Second Life or other pursuits. But this year I decided that Blue Mountain will in all likelihood probably *not* be the place we spend our retirement years in the main. Instead that burden will fall on Ashville. As part of this big shift, I’ve decided to rename the latter Middletown to indicate its more central role. The recently uncovered Ashville Circle built around Cherry Avenue and parallel Linden Creek will turn into the Middletown Circle — a further mystification device, then.

But in saying this I’ve also decided to see Blue Mountain for its great plus: the proximity to these parks and the outdoors overall and to take full advantage of this while remaining here for probably the next 6-10 years. Another 2015 resolution, then — to be happy in the place I’m at more than in 2014. But the die has been cast for the future nonetheless, seemingly.

Second Life:

Yes, my involvement in this virtual, fake world has continued. 🙂 Big story was the development of Noru’s Collagesity in July and Aug and Sep after a battle between Noru and Rubi for town ownership in June. Then at the end of November, Noru land was given up in favor of same sized area at se corner of fabled Rubi Woods, very near where VWX Town existed toward the end of 2013. Just at the end of the year, I consolidated my land holdings in Minoa next the woods better, and it looks like my presence there will continued into 2015 a bit. Centerpieces remain the Power Tower and Falmouth galleries, along with the new Sam Parr State College building holding its namesake series. Falmouth gallery (an old castle) developed in Philudoria during Feb-April.

So the big news for SL in 2014 is the development of 2 new galleries holding the 2 newest collage series (Falmouth and Sam Parr), and also a new town to put them in: Collagesity, replacing 2013’s VWX Town as a virtual center.

Work work:

Most likely 6 or at tops 7 years to slave away before retirement. Must get a solid foundation for dealing with present and future issues. It’s not going to be an easy ride, but I’m certain the challenge will reap benefits. Better than working as a restaurant manager or the like. I’m very lucky to possess the position I do, and the support group I have.

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* Note1: In looking up riddle/ again just now, saw that Riddle’s Store lies in sw corner of small part of Loudon County, Tennessee separate from rest of county. Corr. to this, also this morning I rearranged my Minoa virtual holdings but accidentally left a 128 sq meter parcel separate from the rest in the process, representing 1/68th of my land. Is this simultaneous synchronicity? Does it represent me as separate from the rest of my team? A riddle for certain.

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Further, Riddles Store is coupled with Curry or Currys Store in Alabama, making a direct overlap between old and new. These are probably only 2 Riddles Store pop places.

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This split off part of Loudon County, TN lies directly west of the Ashville Circle concocted just before, and newly deemed, in this post, the Middletown Circle. Seems to reinforce the middle aspect (!). I also think back to the larger but still similar quite Forest Home Circle in Alabama discovered to be on the same latitude as Baker’s Creek, Miss. in 2013, and also in a neighboring state to the west.

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

Sherwood Anderson (September 13, 1876 – March 8, 1941) was an American novelist and short story writer, known for subjective and self-revealing works.

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

William Howard Taft (September 15, 1857 – March 8, 1930) was the 27th President of the United States (1909–1913) and later the tenth Chief Justice of the United States (1921–1930). He is the only person to have served in both of these offices.

In surveys of presidential scholars, Taft is usually ranked near the middle of lists of all American Presidents.

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http://www.theparisreview.org/blog/2013/03/20/southern-holiday-part-3/

Before I left home, the novelist Allan Gurganus had recommended that I take the audio book of Light in August on my trip. He went on to compare Blanche DuBois to that novel’s Lena Grove, pregnant and wandering around Mississippi looking for the father of her baby. “Faulkner and Williams both hailed from ‘nice’ families a few generations down on their luck,” Gurganus told me. “The drive and ambition they attribute to their very different heroines, in Light in August and in Streetcar, reflect their own strange fates. The old order has faded and a new one is taking rank. These men were geniuses, born into dream-prone minor tribes from little towns in a defeated region. So Lena’s search for a father for her child and Blanche’s wish for the security of an oil tycoon who’ll spoil her mirror their creators’ quests. Each made a knight’s gambit, each going in search of acknowledgement, recognition, a place of honor and dignity, a place to stand, in the reconfigured modern world.”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moon_Lake,_Mississippi

Tennessee Williams visited Moon Lake Casino, and referred to it in all but two of his plays.

Yes, the three of us drove out to Moon Lake Casino, very drunk and laughing all the way.
—Blanche DuBois, A Streetcar Named Desire

Sarah Wright, who has owned the property since 1985, stated, “they loved to go to the Moon Lake Casino, because the place served Kansas City steaks and even flew in lobster from Maine, no easy task as airplane travel was then in its infancy. That was Tennessee’s introduction to this place.”[2]

William Faulkner also visited the place, and referred to it in one of his novels as “Moon Lake Hotel.”

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

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Stella:

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Livingston (excerpt):

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Say what??

http://www.bakerblockmuseum.org/cemetery.htm

http://bakerblockmuseum.org/clouds/intheclouds/index-a.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baker,_Florida

Baker is an unincorporated community in Okaloosa County, Florida. It is located about 10 miles (16 km) northwest of the county seat, Crestview, in the Florida Panhandle. The Baker Block Museum is in Baker.

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Love Lady, Pickett County, Tennessee.

Just thinking of Static, and on lark looked up Lady immediately afterwards. Only 1 in VA near Glass and Ordinary and Achilles that we’ve already discussed in assoc. with “Strength of God”. But broadening search to lady/ brings up interesting Love Lady in Pickett County, TN, and same county as *Static*.

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

Myst contains a library where two additional books can be found, colored red and blue…. Both plead for the Stranger to help them escape. However, the books are missing several pages, so the sons’ messages are at first unclear, and riddled with static.

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static/: 2 of 2:

He also grew bold and reaching out his hand stroked the face of the woman on the floor so that she was ecstatically happy.

He kissed them ecstatically.

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Static is UMapS without signal. We have reached an end trap between red and blue. No way to departe.

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