Part 06


“We should probably talk…

… Hucka D.”

Hucka D.:

Thanks for starting.

bb:

Now I’m only a b… let’s switch seats, Hucka.

Hucka D.: (after the switch)

Settled in, yeah.

bb:

Did you secrete something on the back of this chair?

Hucka D.:

Nah, must be you.

bb:

Anyways, so I visited Billfork again today — certainly no big news there since I’ve visited TILE Creek 3-4 times a week since February — but this time I brought in objects from the north.

Hucka D.:

Yes, Billforkers thought of the north as up the hill, as in around the Smooth Rock area, which they knew as Moon Rock. They found evidence of human avatars there, as they called them. Brought them back by lifts. B_hivia was born. You have merely re-created it. They wanted you to find the b_hive today; that was their main objective.

bb:

“They” being the Billforkers working from the past to the present.

Hucka D.:

Yes. The Billforkers, those Billforkers, wanted the b_hivia rebuilt in that particular place and even that particular spot. You are thinking like a Billforker now — beginning to think[ like one].

bb:

Then I also have the jars, the part of a plate, and also a toe of a shoe in Pluto now.

Hucka D.:

Pluto is a bee. You know that now.

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

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

http://www.sorrelhays.com/

Music by Sorrel Hays
Libretto by Charles Flowers

VOX says: “This imaginative historical fable uses the arrival of the first giraffe in Paris to show the clash of cultural expectations from different societies. Sorrel Haysโ€™s eclectic, hybrid musical writing has earned her eight commissions from the Westdeutscher Rundfunkโ€™s Experimental Drama department, with her subjects ranging from the microtonal fluctuations of tone generators to a post-modern opera on the life of bees.”


Upper Tile Creek, 01

We have moved past The Wye (sometimes called the Wey or Way) into the very upper reaches of TILE Creek now. Pictured below is one of the larger rocks of this region, which may also be the lowest or most downhill of what are called the Block Rocks, numbering 4-6. More on those in the next post up.

Just beyond lies this stream that I thought represented the head of TILE Creek for a very long time. But just this day my suspicions were confirmed — this is not TILE Creek but instead forms part of the next stream system to the immediate east of it. A total reformation of creek names in this area is in order, then. I’m tempting to call this particular creek Yd Creek, or at any rate I believe that name will come into play in the reordering.

Just turning around in my steps to take a picture of another larger rock in the area, which this particular creek runs around and perhaps even under.

Upstream a bit now, the flow of the creek splits in two, allowing a beautifully green grassy area to manifest between them.

At the upper end of this grassy region lies Hand Spring, the traditional source of what I thought was TILE Creek but is instead another stream. I posted pictures of this spring in 2010, and for that reason as well as others I’ll go into soon enough I decided not to directly visit this source today.

Carcass Rock just below Hand Spring, which I think I’ll call Talisman Rock instead or The Talisman. It is a healing device for the spring, working its magic slowly and patiently over time.


Upper Tile Creek, 02: Block Rocks

The following series of pictures are of the Block Rocks, larger and distinct boulders positioned on a ridge just east of TILE Creek.

All the 4 or 5 or 6 involved rocks are roughly block shaped; that is, they all have 4 basically discernible sides, with each visible side planar (and often startlingly flat and smooth), and also approx. perpendicular to its 2 adjacent sides. Hope that makes sense.

I have not yet named the involved individual rocks beyond just this group designation, but there’s one central example that’s more visibly block-like than the rest. Below we have pictured one of the other rocks in the group — from this angle you can clearly see how 2 planar sides meet at right angles to form a distinct corner.

One of the 4 sides of the central Block Rock I mention above, namely its West Side. And this is also the only one of the 4-6 in the set that has an easily discernable 4th side or 4th wall.

Another Block Rock. I’ll have to make a map of the group asap, along with the entire span of Upper TILE Creek perhaps.

The central Block Rock again, with another (non-blockish) rock on top of it. This would be its East Side.

Details from this central Block Rock’s South Side now.

And then we round it out with North Side, aka its 4th Side or 4th Wall.

Same Block Rock as appeared in picture #1 of this post.

The central Block Rock once more, with topping rock prominently display. Nice view from that fern decorated perch.

More Block Rocks scenes:


Upper Tile Creek, 03

Picture of part of a microcosmic landscape near Block Rocks. Perhaps more on this particular location soon. TILE Creek has so many interesting bits and pieces to attempt to put together!

Closeup of Head Rock, at what I now know is the true head or source of TILE Creek, the same stream that runs through New Hope, Jonesborough, and Hermania on its way to Drink Lake. Very interesting to me that this declared Head Rock actually has teeth to back it up (!) Sure looks like a row of teeth to me, and there’s more oddities about the rock that I wasn’t able to take satisfactory pictures of this day. A return trip will come quite soon. An important stone!

Details of Head Rock from the south side, with interesting moss and lichen highlighted cavities.

Head Rock as a whole, with the source of TILE Creek just to the left here. The teeth parts are appropriately in the “front”, facing the creek.

A somewhat blurry picture of what might be another type of teeth formation on Head Rock — better pictures coming up asap once more.

This picture of an overturned tree just a bit down TILE Creek from Head Rock certainly came as a surprise when I subsequently viewed it on my home computer. Appears to be a one eyed monster roaming the forests! I playfully call it Tilie — or perhaps Hucka D. named it that. At any rate, Hucka D. states that Tilie is quite real, and roams back and forth over top of TILE Creek searching for its true home, which is ironically in the creek itself. Again according to Hucka D. — take it as you like.

Tilie and TILE Creek.

A shot of the pipe that TILE Creek runs through to pass under The Wye (or The Wey or The Way). with the “other side” positioned centrally. Hucka D. has further claimed that this picture has something directly to do with Tilie and its similar “tunnel vision”. Can’t wait to hear more details about that.

Another interesting rock just below the tunnel pictured above. I call it Staff Rock.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Staff_%28music%29


“Maybe…

… it was you who came to Pluto, Hucka D.”

Hucka D.:

No. Collective soul, a giant bee thinger… thingie. Like the monster you saw in Upper Tile Creek just today. Like that.

bb:

What *was* that thing??

Hucka D.:

A collective soul — I told you. Tilie. Like Knobby.

bb:

In that one picture, Tilie, as we’ll keep calling him…

Hucka D.:

Her, actually.

bb:

her, then… but Tilie is [almost] superimposed over top of the rock at the head (Head Rock) of what we today have justified as the true Tile Creek.

Hucka D.:

Hence the name. Tilie roams all of Upper Tile Creek. The Way or The Wye keeps her confined there. Hays is the last name. Tilie Hays. Ms. Hays to some.

bb:

What’s that single eye for?

Hucka D.:

So she can see where she’s going. Stuff in the woods and all. Tilie roams back and forth over top of Tile Creek searching for home. Well, home’s the creek actually.

bb:

A collective, eh? Collective of what?

Hucka D.:

You must draw parallels between Tilie, the collective, and Pluto, the collective. Pluto the Bee. Came to Pluto and deposited, well, perhaps bee marbles. Swarm of bees. Collective, then, like the woman you saw on Reaper tonight.*

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Hucka D.:

[That] Head Rock has teeth just like an actual head.

Tilie has no head[ in contrast]. No teeth, no head.

bb:

While we’re here, maybe we should just post some pictures of Pluto/Billfork’s B_Hivia, Hucka D.

Hucka D.:

A given.**


B_hivia seems to be pointed to by all these sticks, an unintentional alignment.

bb:

My idea is that the winners of the Billfork Marble Race had to have a place for their increasingly elaborate awards ceremonies, and thus b_hivia was built just beyond the traditional finish line. Now the finishing line “cup” and b_hivia have been nudged together by the forces of nature, apparently.

Hucka D.:

The Billfork Marble Races had blues, reds, whites, and greens but no yellows. Tilie demanded the void to be filled but it was overfilled. The bees misunderstood. They came in a swarm. They came to search for Diamond. Billrock. Diamond.

bb:

Like the quote unquote diamond I found in the creek today, Hucka D.? And just in front of b_hivia, actually.

Hucka D.:

It is not a diamond really. It is a marble. It is a marble to make All Marbles. Tilie.

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And you might as well pull up that last picture. The pipe (above Smooth Rock) will soon be a part of Billfork as well.

bb:

Fascinating.

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http://users.forthnet.gr/ath/abyss/dep1151_1.htm

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* http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Reaper_episodes

3. “All Mine” dir: Mike Rohl soul power: Transformation (Into Swarm of Insects)(mostly bees) vessel: Defective Toaster air date: October 9, 2007 production no.: 103

Sam discovers everything going into his mouth suddenly spawns cockroaches, an interesting hint as to the nature of his next target soul–the jealous lover of an elderly widower. Guess what happened to his wife? Now, the lost soul is a swirling mass of angry insects while Sam and his friends desperately attempt to repair the broken toaster vessel delivered by The Devil. Meanwhile, Sam struggles with encouraging Andi to return to college despite the pain of separation, but perhaps his adventure in the love life of the damned might inspire hope for his own life.

** Earlier on the same day I inserted B_hivia into Billfork/Pluto, I found “instantly appearing” wasps at the convex bottom of pots I was filling with dirt for my mother. First I covered the small holes at the bottom of each pot with a coffee filter per instruction from mom. Then by the time I had gotten back from the shed with the dirt, wasps had somehow manifested at the bottom of 2 of the 3, on the coffee filters themselves. Were they attracted by the smell? At any rate, I believe B_Hivia and these pots must be related now, since B_Hivia is also a pot, and also has a hole at the top (bigger one!).


Tilie predicts Greenup 10 predicts Tilie.

http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/SynchronicityPhenomena/message/32851

Re: race in the woods

Hi Lynn, all,

As far as sync goes, it interested me that a 2004 collage of mine seemed to
predict the race’s outcome, the same collage (and within the same collage
series) that I’ve been associating with other parallel, outer events lately,
like the Boris sync complex here. And also the actual founding and focus on
Billfork “real town” itself beyond Pietmond/Boris virtual towns and Second Life.
Still studying… but I don’t think all this should really be a part of the flow
of this board, if we can still call it that. ๐Ÿ™‚ Basically I injected the post
w/ the marble race videos into the mix to lighten the mood at the time; things
were getting a little tense around here ya know.

I’ll personally miss Stefan, but he threw me with that entry stating
synchronicity is soooo 20th Century and we’re in a different Century now and a
name change is needed, etc. I really didn’t get to know Ama but certainly her
energy is strong and will be hard to substitute for as well. And I appreciate
the fact that she was here to help out an “old” friend.:)

So what now? We seem to be in a similar situation that Synchpatch, USA was 8
years ago — just you, Gwen, Edna, me and a couple of others hopefully. We also
have the SP Archive and Don, in a manner of speaking (and all the other past
souls in there, including our Before Selves I suppose). We have some momentum;
just not sure it’s enough to continue as a flowing group. I don’t want
everything to return to the desert…

Oh, and I will get to the “Begin the Begin” 6 part thingie (speaking of
Synchpatch). And I have some additional info about a “committee” beyond the old
SP Archive involving keyword “Hays”, mainly pivoting around Hays County where
Don also resided. Quite a lot about that actually. It’s relevant, but I’m not
sure within the scope of this forum. Hmmm.

See ya’ll later this week!

baker.

NOTE: Last two links to SP forum posts added “after the fact.”


Upper TILE Creek Again, 01

The Tilie monster again.

From the side: not so threatening looking.

The “Tilie Monster” tree falls across an old, grown-up road that runs through the entirety of the Upper TILE Creek area, a distinct longitudinal landmark.

Top of same fallen tree, which *almost* reaches Head Rock positioned next to TILE Creek’s source. An identifiable pointer.

Source of TILE Creek from Head Rock, once more.

I believe these are trout lilies sprouting next to Head Rock’s south side. Trying to take more pictures of wildflowers for this here blog.

Another interesting rock positioned on the other side of TILE Creek from Head Rock, as yet unnamed. Distinct omphalos shape going on here, so maybe I should call it Omphalos Stone.

Pebbles in TILE Creek beside Head Rock.

Head Rock, with TILE Creek (and Omphalos Stone) to its left.


Upper TILE Creek Again, 02

This same day I revisited Block Rocks and attempted to grasp more their relative layout, with some success. The smaller rock in the foreground may also be a Block Rock, but of a considerably smaller variety than what are probably the 4 or 5 major examples. I think I’ll stick to this appellation only for the larger rocks which have a more obvious block-like character; makes sense.

West side of the lower such rock in the main cluster. As you can hopefully see, we have a distinct 2-plane effect on this particular side, with the planes meeting about halfway up.

A corner of the centermost Block Rock. This is the one that has the most visible 4 sides going all the way around, with this particular corner representing the meeting of its south and east angles. For this particular stone I’ve also decided to name the attached, outward faces, resulting in South Side, West Side, North Side, and East Side. But as yet I have no name for the rock itself. Directional Rock? Stand Rock?

Detail of South Side. Notice the hacked off rhododendron plant at the base, attesting to a human presence here a some point. There are several other such rhododendron stubs in the immediate area. Perhaps boulderers? At any rate I believe people into bouldering would like these rocks, which is yet another reason not to tell anyone reading this blog *exactly* where they are in the real world. I share their obvious mystique through photographs instead. ๐Ÿ™‚

Another South Side detail.

Another corner, this one from the rock next to the central one of the bunch.

South Side through the rhododendron.

Lowest Block Rock proper, once more.

An addition for today: check out this almost perfectly rectangular slab below the lowest of the major Block Rocks pictured above, and just above a faint path running below them connecting Head Rock, Microcosmia (see next post), and perhaps some other prominent area features. Almost like it was used as a sign or sumtin for the Block Rocks themselves in the past, and a very interesting effect even if not. Very synchy vibe going on here as well.


Upper TILE Creek Again, 03

Picture of what I’m now calling Microcosmia, another name subject to quick change. Legend will perhaps have it that certain toy avatars came from this upper TILE Creek area microcosm, perhaps of a Simpsons variety again. Homer included this time?

I believe a related 10×10 collage might be Oblong 17, “Little Big Hand”.

Young ferns uncoiling their leaves nearby.

Microcosmia from the opposite direction (east).

Perhaps mysterious bare ground area in the midst of a grassy region just uphill from Microcosmia and just east of Block Rocks.

More baby ferns next to a spring separating the grassy area mentioned above from the more open woods. Block Rocks would lie just beyond the top of the picture.

A look toward Hand Spring from the same general area.

Interesting tree shapes.

I have a hard time not calling this TILE Creek, since I’ve used that tag so long for the stream flowing from Hand Spring below Yards Mountain. But I suppose I’ll have to get use to calling it something else since it’s obviously not TILE Creek. Not any more at least. I’m leaning toward Yards Creek after the mountain, and a resulting, perhaps permanent disentanglement of the TILE and Yards stream designations.

More upper TILE Creek curiosities.

I admittedly am not sure what plant this is. A species of plantain?

Woodland violets.


Upper TILE Creek Again, 04

Intriguing style of rock found in some profusion along a certain portion of the upper TILE Creek area. I briefly thought of relocating some of these to the Billfork area, but now am more unsure about that possible decision.

Another interesting rock, but of a diff. type.

Same style now as the first pictured above. All are what appears to be veined quartz set in a darker type of rock which I don’t know the identity of yet.

While walking around the area this day, rounded a tree to come directly face-to-face with this sight, which startled me at first — another optical illusion for sure, and obviously, in my mind, akin to the similarly uprooted “Tilie Tree” found several days earlier. For now I’m calling the new find Tippy, perhaps not a monster as much as just an unknown phenomenon this time. Tippy Tree.

Tippy Tree Rock found at the opposite end of the fallen tree.

This rock cryptically has two, small white rocks set on top of it, obviously imported from a foreign location. Human hands relocated the two, white rocks here from another place sometime in the past? But for what purpose, and why do these rocks in conjunction with Tippy Tree seem to point to a specific meaning, which I’ll get to in a minute?

Tippy Tree also appears to have some cryptic messages carved on its trunk, which I took more seriously at first. Not as much now…

What I have determined in the meantime is that Tippy Tree represent a limit of synchiness for the Upper TILE Creek area as a whole, a clear sign. No messages shall be receieved from the fallen timber except those related to dead ends. My conclusion for now.


“Very briefly…

… what *is* that counterpart to Tilie at the head of what probably is Yd Creek, Hucka D.?”

Hucka D.:

That is 2E[ as you have guessed].

bb:

And the 2 rocks.

Hucka D. (repeating):

2E.

bb:

There is no use looking beyond 2E in that direction.

Hucka D.:

Not really, no.

bb:

The trunk points directly to the [larger] rock with the 2 white rocks on it. They stick out.

Hucka D.:

Like the log[ itself]. 2E on one end and 2E on the other end. 2E 2E. 2E2E.

bb:

I’m going to take a measure out there Sunday, if we only take a 1 day trip tomorrow.

Hucka D.:

Only 1 day. Take a measure. Measure in yards. Yd Creek. The Measure. Go back. Keep renting on Yd Island. Perhaps.

bb:

Thank you.


New Sunklands? (Synching Creek, VA)

Square Island Pond in Google Maps.

“Rock’s House” (upper center) in relation to SIP. Notice the size of the bamboo grove in back.

Now notice the increase in size of same here. The map shots appear to date from 2006 (first) and 2010 (second).

The Square Island at the heart of Square Island Pond. Super mysterious indeed — automatically made me pull over to the side of the road when I spotted it while we were heading to the Bristol Starbucks. It was sync at first sight.

Nearby Hi-Lo Burgers just up the Lee Highway. Much more on all this soon.

http://bakerblinker.wordpress.com/2008/04/08/blinkertons-pop-art-work-in-progress/


Synching Creek, VA 01

A new mythology begins: Synching Creek, VA. The heart of the mythology seems to be a square shaped island in a private pond almost halfway between Bristol, VA and Abingdon, VA. *Yes*, I have been given clearance to give out the real names of places this time! So exciting.

Our first, true exploratory trip into the region brings Edna and I to a house across Hall’s Bottom Road from Square Island Pond, where I thought sausage was for sale. I was wrong — the actual Rock’s Produce and Deli advertised on the highway sign in front of the house lies up Hall’s Bottom Road a couple of miles, which I found very confusing since there’s no indication of such here. We just happened to run across the actual store by accident, poking more around the region as it were. But signage curiosities and mysteries is a repeating motif of the Synching Creek area, so much so that the rather grossly misleading Rock’s P&D sign in front of a vacant house is par for the course, so to speak.

But it’s not just any old vacant house, to add to the mystery, because directly behind it — almost intruding upon it — is a bamboo grove of some density, highlighted in the first picture of this post. From the Baker Blinker Blog post coming before this, we know that the grove has grown considerably between 2006 and 2010.

Sign directly across the road from the Rock’s P&D one. Notice the tiny house in the background. Munchkins in the area? Singingwood is a rather odd name as well.

Another picture of Square Island in the midst of Square Island Pond. Here’s a neat trick. Pull up the full version of the below photo along with the picture from the former post where the island is seen “square on”. Toggle back and forth between the photos: an animation is implied in my guesstimation where the island becomes not square but octagonal, or more correctly an octagonal star. More on that soon I’m sure; again the island seems to represent the heart of the area’s mystery, or a symbol of such. A beating heart?

Mysterious wind blowing across the pond.

Difficult to get a good picture of the pond’s bottom, which seems ultra-mysterious even. I told Edna later on that portions of it remind me of outer space photos, like this one taken through the Hubble Telescope concerning nebula. I also compared it to the “Solaris Pond” from the 1972 Russian film of the same name.

The aforementioned bamboo grove from the general direction of Square Island Pond.

The vacant house in front of it…

No sausage money needed today for certain.


Synching Creek VA 02

West end of the Synching Creek Designated Mystery Area (SCDMA), which I’ll simply dub West End for this blog. *Lots* of signs to deal with here, but chief among them is the old Rebel chief himself, Robert E. Lee. Wife Edna Million has recently created a blog named “Signs Signs Signs”, with the first entry about this subject. Check it out!

Sinclair signage dominates the lower part of the fenced in compound also containing the old Robert E. Lee Motel sign.

Pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Is the pot of gold West End itself? Does the gold represent the protected signs on the property? Here’s an interesting article about the restoration of this particular object.

http://www.edandmarthabiggar.com/neonclass.html

In my book, a grove of bamboo is always a good indicator of mystery forces at work.

General Lee up and motoring again.

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More photos coming from the middle of SCDMA, or along Synching Creek itself. These are all borrowed from Edna’s flickr site.

The great photo below depicts the Mystery Shack, as I’ll call it for now. More on the story behind the shack may surface soon (or not).

A beautiful tree lined avenue running parallel to Synching Creek a bit downstream from Mystery Shack.

Highway 666, aka Mock Knob Road, is only a pitchfork’s throw away from Synching Creek, adding its energy to the overall synciness in my estimation. Another sign related bit of news: the 666 signs at either end of the approx. 2 mile long highway have either been removed or else never existed in the first place, making the pictured one below (at the junction of 666 and 654) the only tangible indication of the route’s number as you’re driving along it.

Moving again toward the center of the SCDMV, and keeping with this post’s main subject, we have Edna’s picture of a missing Barker Cemetery sign only a few blocks west of the Square Island Pond. I talk a bit more about this here.


Brief Chat…

bb:

Funtastical new development in Synching Creek, Virginia. I can give the actual location!

Hucka D.:

Synching Creek wanted attention. Synching Creek needed to be known. Void between Bristol and Abingdon. That’s where you live now.

bb:

Where does the creek go?

Hucka D.:

Underground. Center of Earth. That’s why the Sunklands golfers keep it a secret.

bb:

You mean the Olde Farm golfers.

Hucka D.:

There are 2 golf courses, one mundane and one special. This is TILE. Sunklands is [the] special[ one].

bb:

Masters just over now, Hucka D. Lots of people thinking about golf[ now].

Hucka D.:

Pot at end of. Golf… gold.

bb:

The joke is that the biggest hole on the course is not the 18th but the creek itself. It disappears.

Hucka D.:

Pull up a map and let’s look.

bb:

The red pin marks the source of Synching Creek, Hucka D., but as you [and the reader/viewer] can tell there’s no apparent outlet for the creek according to the map. It seems to just disappear, almost into the center of the flow instead of the end. That’s the illusion[ produced].

Hucka D.:

A good one. The Sunklands golfers had secrets. Have secrets. They know something.

bb:

Quotes like this one from this post

Brainard was assoc. with both a marble and a golf ball. Somehow he created the hole in the center of Big Sink and used it to escape from his Second Lyfe. 9th hole, or 18th (he dropped down it).

makes me think that you are right and that Sunklands is Olde Farm.

Hucka D. (repeating):

Mundane and Special. You have found the Brainard hole. Good work!


Billfork Expansion 01

In the past week or so, Billfork has significantly expanded to include a 2nd, lower track, with the original, upper track pieces dismantled and used in the new stage. We can call this, then, Second Stage Billfork. The following pictures depict the updates. Although I did certainly test out some marbles along this new part, I didn’t hold any type of official marble race like in stage one.

Outside the train track itself, all of the material used in Stage Two (and Stage One for that matter) come almost exclusively from the fields just above Billfork, where numerous bottles, pots, bricks, and other miscellaneous objects have been uncovered over the last several weeks.

The below picture is a detail of the lower part of the new track, including what I see in my vivid imagination, hehe, as a “village” of bricks, old jar lids, and what appears to be a former gate henge for a fence of some type. Also in this collection, slightly separated from the central configuration, are two jars and a jug with a prominent hole near its base. More on that story soon. I have no separate name for this new collection of objects yet; perhaps The Village is sufficient enough at this point. As one can see, a toy avatar (Ladybug, a pet of Salad Bar Jack fanatics Blue Feather and Tronesis) is already checking out the location, with more likely on the way.

Stage Two Billfork in its entirety. I see the rusty pipe in the foreground as a counterpart to the similarly rust covered B_Hivia in the background, acting as symbolic bookends for this stage as it were. The 2 larger objects in question were also found quite close to each other in the fields above Billfork, just on opposite sides of a fallen tree. The beginning of the Stage 2 marble track starts right in front of B_Hivia and ends somewhere along the side of the pipe most likely. The route has not been totally fixed, and I’m also still debating whether to leave the resulting, lock-in rail design up in the woods or take it down. I’ll probably make a decision this week on that subject.

Factors in the decision include possibilities of setting the race track up in another Frank/Herman Park location. Perhaps Norris now??

The Village.

This old, beat up coffee pot is one of the several objects that didn’t seem to fit into Stage Two, at least not yet.

Jars along the upper route of the race track, making another type of “community” most likely. Actually I see this as more of the center of Billfork, where the track comes closest to Billy Spring and even appears to project over top of it along a high curve.

The large, flat white rock behind the jars from the direction of the spring is the only stone imported into Billfork so far, coming from just outside its perceived boundaries.

The highest part of Stage Two. Altogether there are 14 jars employed in the new set-up, and over 30 objects total not including the 26 or so pieces of model train track.

Next up might be the making of a Gene Fade Production movie in Billfork, or at least I know that’s a strong possibility. Believe me, toy avatars are already lining up for roles despite the still sketchy nature of the project. Gene Fade has a lot of clout in the toy avatar dominion because of his co-starring roles in all those Salad Bar Jack action-adventure movies. If anyone can revive the toy avatar movie industry, it’s more likely to be Gene Fade than about anyone else I can think of, what with Grassy Noll (Salad Bar Jack himself, of course!) still being trapped in that West Virginia Wal Mart at last word.

I can’t wait. ๐Ÿ™‚


Working

Another Square Island with a single tree, this example coming from Minecraft.

There are 3 Barker Cemeteries in Washington County. The one in Wyndale could not be reached by the wife and I during our attempt over Easter break, although a perceived, removed sign was spotted at the beginning of the driveway that probably still leads to the cemetery.

According to the Find a Grave site, this particular Barker Cemetery contains 6 graves.The same site provides some details about the other 2 Barker Cemeteries in Washington County, the largest by far located about 7 miles northwest of Bristol between the Phillip and Lime Hill communities, with 157 interments counted.

http://bakerblinker.files.wordpress.com/2010/07/snapshot2011_002.jpg

http://bakerblinker.wordpress.com/2010/08/14/done/


Looks who’s been…

… to the Olde Farm Golf Course:

The Big 3!!!

and, well, former President Bush. No big deal there!

Just kidd’n. I guess it’s a fairly big deal.

This reinforces my theory that Sunklands, Second Life stye, has made a direct link with Sunklands Real Life, aka Olde Farm and probably Synching Creek as a whole (Synching Creek runs through the middle of Olde Farm GC in case you’ve forgotten, and also seems to disappear into a hole in the ground there as well). Compare the first photo above with this picture from a 2009 Sunklands related BB Blog post.

Golden Bear Nicklaus, perhaps without a nick of clothing on below the collar line this time, is front and center again. And the role of Nicklaus and others in the attached Wall of Ass. is unfurled here in excruciating detail. ๐Ÿ™‚


“The woods…

… are closing up early this year, Hucka D.”

Hucka D.:

Welcome to summer in April!

bb:

Billfork, I believe, may be within reach all summer, but I tried the same with Jonesborough several years back and the heat and gnats got the best of me. Likely will this year too. So from June-mid Sept. I’m cut off. Probably May-mid Sept. this year[, with the early heat].

Hucka D.:

And you don’t have Second Life to retreat back to, poor little thing.

bb:

We’re going to have to start talking about Charles Nelson Blinkerton again.

Hucka D.:

Hi-Lo Burgers opened in 1956 perhaps; the daughter took over from the mother in ’86. Another daughter is in line now. What to choose? 2016.

bb:

*Is* C.N. Blinkerton creating the Synching Creek D.M.A. from beyond the grave. But I also have to keep in mind, of course, that *you’re* C.N. Blinkerton, Hucka D.

Hucka D.:

I am. In part.

bb:

What next?

Hucka D.:

Sign manipulation. Heater presents, once more.

bb:

Thank you.

—–

So I thought I’d continue without Hucka D. in talking further about the Synching Creek Designated Mystery Area. There’s a West End and an East End, only about 2 miles apart. In the center between the two lies the heart, the Square Island and accompanying pond, and perhaps Rock’s Place and also Mystery Shack. And then to the south we have Olde Farm G.C., which the Big 3 visited in 2010. Nicklaus may not be caught by Tiger now in terms of who wins the most majors, a seeming impossibility as late as 2009 or 2010. For sure it looked like Woods — *Woods* — would surpass Jack, and quite soon. Perhaps some people said he would do it as early as the date I’m writing this post. But now there’s a lot of doubt about that. Woods is 36, and although that’s not really, really old in terms of golf careers, there’s so many good players out there now that it may not be possible. So I think that factors into it — the whole, “Who’s the best golfer of all time?”; “Who will take center stage?” Jack, Arnie, and Gary Player remain the Big 3 for now; Will Tiger join them eventually as a member of the Eternally Beloved? Personally I don’t see it happening. Woods might just have closed up early.


Tiger Woods throws a club.


“Gene Fade…

… wants to start gathering movie ideas as soon as possible, Hucka… I forgot: he went home.

Gene Fade:

Yeah? Thanks.

bb:

Hi Gene. Mr. Fade.

GF:

“Fade to Moss,” a working title[ mind you].

bb:

Gene do you know Grassy? Well, of course you do. What movie ideas do *you* have?

GF:

I see me attempting to contact Karoz through the computer screen. I tap on the screen and Karoz responds but maybe doesn’t see me. He is trapped in Second Life still. Your Second Lyfe. He is not fulfilling his function[ as walker of Granddaddy Mountain]. This will combine toy avatars and Second Life avatars in one. I was there(!)

bb:

Gene, I’ve not talked to you yet through this blog.

GF:

No. I am new. But I am old[ at the same time].

bb:

How about the Billfork village or town as a setting.

GF:

People — toy avatars — will certainly want to move in. A dollhouse might be needed. More toys. I will help[ you].

bb:

But you already have a camera — certainly a start.

GF:

We will initially tell the story through photos. Like with Salad Bar Jack before.

bb:

Should we assemble a discussion panel or table?

Gene Fade:

Yes.

—–

bb:

So we’re at the table, Gene — Mr. Fade.

Gene Fade:

Gene will do. Fade will do[ as well] Mr. Fade also. But call me Bob — no, Chuck.

bb:

Chuck, eh?

GF:

Yeah. Thanks?

—–

Ethel:

We start with “Bohemian Rhapsody”. (quoting): “Mama… just killed a man”. Mama is Dorothy Gale who just killed a man called the Nome King by most. He was trying to turn into a man and almost succeeded. He was actually suppose to be a mountain all along. Turning from mountain to man killed him, or got him killed. The, “gun against his head,” (quoting again) is the egg dropped into the Nome King’s open mouth, don’t you think?

Gene Fade:

But Mama is you, Ethel. *You’re* the one who pulled the trigger and killed and threw your life away.

Ethel:

At any rate, we didn’t want that song to be used in The Table. Only the first bit, and then Fade to Moss. Fade to Black I meant.

GF:

But that was it. It faded as everyone was declaring that Dorothy should be the Queen of Oz. Queen.

Ethel:

Yeah. Stop calling me Ethel, Fred.

GF (correcting):

Fade. Ah heck, call me Chuck as well.

Ethel:

[Keep] call[ing] me Ethel as well, then.

GF:

You wanted to keep “Bohemian Rhapsody” pure and out of the mix.

Ethel:

We wanted to let it stand for what it was. We were very proud of that song. *Are* proud.

GF:

According to The Table, you are one of the top 10 groups of all time, you and your mates.

Ethel:

Thank you.

—–

Gene Fade:

So we’ve talked to Ethel and learned her limits, her tolerances to the whole Table concept.

Jack:

I am mortal[ now].

Tinseltown:

Piggyback, hehe.

Wanda:

Gladys.

Ethel:

Hope. Hope is in that Hatch.

Jack:

Thank you Ethel?

Gene Fade:

Tinseltown, I turn to you for your infinite zest and zip.

Tinseltown:

Thank you?

Gene Fade:

Bill. We must speak of The Bill.

Tinseltown:

Geez I don’t know, I don’t know. Bill WHAT?

Gene Fade:

Bill Hill. Bill Mountain. (awkward pause)

Peter:

I will take over here with a rabbit’s mouth. Heater Presents. Hell… Pluto… Mouth (he enunciates each word intently, especially the last one).

Gene Fade:

Explain.

Peter:

Weeeelll (looks at Tinseltown). Maybe Stencil Toes should explain. Over there (points to darker corner).

Stencil The Unclear (clarifying):

That’s Stencil The Unclean to you. Unclear I meant. Mean.

Gene Fade:

Why don’t you come out into the light so we can all see you Stencil.

(Stencil emerges from the black-ish corner. It’s a woman in black. Her head flickers into an eyeball and then back. Flickers in; flickers out. Quicker and quicker. The eyeball locks in. Her head is an eyeball. She looks around the room at each one of us, one after another. Gazing intently in her unblinking oneness. *As* an unblinking one-thing.)

Stencil the Unclear (after studying everyone intently):

Questions?

—–

bb:

That was weird.

Hucka D.:

That was Fade.


Brainard Hole, The

A pool of water about half the size of Square Island Pond where Synching Creek (Real Life name: Sinking Creek) seems to simply disappear into at the southwest edge of the prestigious Olde Farm Golf Course.

Zooming in. Notice that the pool, which I call the Brainard Hole per Hucka D.’s suggestion in a recent post, is roughly shaped like a backwards capital “E”. Then notice that a nearby sandtrap, “pointed” directly at it, seems to reflect this shape backwards, making a roughly regular capital “E”. Too queer of a juxtaposition, given all else that seems connected to it, outlined a bit below…

… like this missing “E” from the east side of the Moonlite Theatre sign, as also picked up by Edna in her excellent Signs Sign Sign blog post “the moonlight th_atre is opening soon.”… ๐Ÿ™‚

(west side now)

… and the fact that a giant capital “E”, in both forwards and backwards facing directions, plays such a large role in Jeogeot mysticism, as discussed in posts such as “Biggie Island” from this January.

Big E in Pietmond. Notice especially the similarity in shape of Big E from this angle with the Brainard Hole from the first photos of the current blog entry. Is the Brainard Hole a dimensional doorway, perhaps to Second Life or to a “second life”, as in a death state??

—–

“So the idea is that the Brainard Hole is mirrored in not one but several, perhaps even many Synching Creek D.M.A. objects, Hucka D.”

Hucka D.:

Let’s count.

bb:

Let’s do. Well, there’s the Moonlite Theatre sign, obviously, with its missing “E”. Before additionally associating it with the Brainard Hole I already connected this to the Big E formed by Korean Channel sims in Second Life. That’s at East End, Synching Creek D.M.A. There’s an East End and a West End to the mystery area, then.

Hucka D.:

There’s a forward “E” and a backward “E”.

bb:

Right. Because Big E can be turned around to form the Big Schwa. And that’s linked to Eschwa Park in Chilbo and its own reversible “e”, little one this time.

Hucka D.:

What passes between them?

bb:

The Oblong Box or box filled with Oblong letters I believe. Perhaps this represents a golf course because it is a green box. Green like Ireland.

Hucka D.:

[More specifically] it is a golf tee. Directing your attention back to the Sunklands Golf Course in the Synching Creek Designated Mystery Area.

—–

Hucka D.:

Are you ready to tee it up yet?

bb:

Not sure, Hucka D. The letters in the Oblong Box: sign letters?

Hucka D.:

Yes (!)

bb:

Continuing our SCDMA object review, we have the missing Barker Cemetery sign that eventually points to the largest of 3 such cemeteries in Washington County, where — ultra-mysterious again — Philip Lime, er Linden shows up. He is gazing over the cemetery from a respective corner, just like the Philip Linden avatar doll is checking out the Korean Channel centered Jeogeot continent in my old Blue Feather Gallery, Hucka D., and on top of the lower prong of the Big E ta boot, making up the core of that gallery.

—–

bb:

What else? Robert E. Lee is obviously Brainard in this blog entry picture, Hucka D. Motoring around again as I put it.

Hucka D.:

Brainard has been reborn; restored. Looking for his Hole again. Not a hole in the wall though but a hole in the ground like a well. Well, well, well.

bb:

Good title for a post, eh? (smiles)

Hucka D.: (smiles)

Brainard:

You have saved me. I am motoring again. I fight Amoco. I will outfox them like a Silver Fox. They will not win and the great state of Virginia shall be saved. I will *not* drop down a hole. I am the Silver Fox.


Billfork Thoughts

Visited Billfork yesterday once more and made some decisions:

Removed almost half the model train track from the vicinity, or the part formerly stored in a Billrock crevasse within a knapsack. This comprises about 19 pieces. Remaining, for now, are about 26 pieces of still connected track making up the “Billfork Core Race”, as pictured here.

Billfork, as it stands now, is about perfect as a First Stage Woodland Event. All objects are “natural” except for the train track, i.e, they come from the immediate area anyway. I’m not “littering” the forest any more than it already was. ๐Ÿ™‚ The main, extra decision I have to make is whether to keep the Billfork Core Race up or take it down to use in other places (see below).

Billfork is a unique event in my Blue Mountain hiking so far, being perhaps a permanent outdoor art event of sorts. However, it might have evolved as far as it should go for now — the area pretty much has been scoured for objects to use in the construction and design, and besides poison ivy has started to pop out of the ground, further hindering this process. As I put it in a post below somewhere, the woods are closing up early this year because of the almost summer like heat we’ve incurred recently.

One way that Billfork can keep expanding in a sense is as a new center for toy avatar related film-making. Gene Fade certainly seems to have it at the top of his list still for a possible development site. We may get to a Gene Fade interview soon about that and other subjects — could be lots of fun.

I visited norris on an extended trip yesterday for the first time in a long while. That’s the main, other area Mr. Fade is checking out as a new “Hollywood” of toy avatar film production. In my eyes, there are two specific sites along the norris stream for this possibility, and for the possibility of another marble race at the same time, Dongoba and its several rock temples being one of ’em, and perhaps the strongest candidate (more removed from paths that people frequent; objects already in place there; perhaps more scenic location). The other site would include the Money Pot — perhaps the name of that general area is Houston, but I’m still uncertain.

The last post of the blog specifcally related to norris is this one

http://bakerblinker.wordpress.com/2012/02/18/43270/

where Hucka D., in talking about Allen Knob as First Animation, states: “Itโ€™s the original animation, period. Beyond the face off of red vs. blue, which canโ€™t make an animation because they are going in opposite directions in time.”

Today upon my revisit to Dongoba was *very* surprised to now find a deflated green balloon to go along with the already spotted two pink ones at the location from last fall.

I immediately saw it as a potential sign — some kind of resolution of a former blockage of psychic energy in the area: a resolution of the red-blue opposition in the overall Allen Knob environment. Perhaps Allen Knob is beginning to, once more, open up for me, as TILE Creek has been so willingly doing so far this spring. Exciting times! It is a sign that GREEN STREAM has once again become super-important and ultra-relevant to current events.

—–

Gene Fade:

We are actually also looking at Whitehead Crossing for the new Center, or perhaps Dongoba and Whitehead together. Whatever the location, the first movie will probably be named “Fade to Moss”. I want it to be a veiled history of the Mossman culture in general — work on several levels at once.

bb:

What are the advantages of each location?

Gene Fade:

Safety must be a factor, since toy avatars will have to stay in the region for perhaps months at a time. We must avoid the Jonesborough Problem, where the film was delayed so long that the toys in the compound forgot what they were doing there and fell into an inanimate state before being revived by tourists Blue Feather and and his sidekick Tronesis almost a year later. We certainly don’t want that to happen again. One solution is simply to not set up such a compound.

bb:

Billfork seems perfect as a setting, and I’m not sure why you *wouldn’t* make it the location of your production center.

Gene Fade:

It’s the old problem of whether TILE Creek is the be all end all of Frank and Herman Park mythology making, or does it share the stage with others, including, perhaps primarily, Allen Knob and the surrounding, satellite regions [i.e., norris, Whitehead Crossing, etc.]. Obviously TILE Creek to me is not the be all end all. There are other locations to consider.

bb:

But toy avatars always seem to be connected to TILE Creek in some way.

Gene Fade:

All I can say is that we are studying the matter.

bb:

Can you tell us more about “Fade to Moss”, then?

Gene Fade:

We are studying the matter; I will say that we are exploring the width and breadth of the subject before engaging in any sort of straight line film-making to create a locked-in production. Our creative experiments are far reaching.

bb:

Maybe that would explain the manifestation of Stencil the Unclear in one of those last blog posts, Mr. Fade.

Gene Fade:

Yes.

bb:

Who was that?

Gene Fade:

A resident.

bb:

From Second Life?

Gene Fade (after a pause):

Yes.

bb:

Do you know of the Brainard Hole in Southwest Virginia, Mr Fade?

Gene Fade:

Only what has been written in this blog. I monitor the blog. I monitor a number of blogs. We are exploring many possibilities. I want this to be an *art* movie, not just an action-adventure movie.

bb:

I was surprised in researching for this interview that almost all of the Salad Bar Jack vehicles were short affairs under an hour, mostly of the 30 minute variety.* There’s Salad Bar Jack and the Beanstalk, Salad Bar Jack of All Trades, and, er, Salad Bar Jack Be Nimble…

Gene Fade:

A lot of ’em. But all short, yeah. We want to up it to over an hour even for the first production. I’ve also been studying the American movie tradition, which toy avatars have only recently become involved in. They have usurped, one could put it, our own tradition. Salad Bar Jack is not the hero he once was. George Clooney is probably more famous now[ for example].**

bb:

That’s kind of sad. It seems like the toy avatars couldn’t make the leap to full length movies without sacrificing the tradition they had built up.

Gene Fade:

The attention span of the Mmm’s is quite short even in comparison to yourself, so that’s the main reason for the [short] length. Mossmen have a much longer one, but the problem is there are so few of us in comparison to the Mmm’s. The vast majority of the paying customers crave instant gratification.

bb:

What about the marbles?

Gene Fade:

Geez (laughing). Marbles don’t go to the movies.

bb:

What about human avatars?

Gene Fade:

They really weren’t a part of the tradition. That’s one thing we’d like to change more. It was mostly the Mmm’s and the animal toys that watched Grassy Noll’s movies.***

bb:

Were there any important rivals to Grassy Noll[ in his day]?

Gene Fade:

None. Absolutely none. T-Bonz and I were the next biggest stars of toy avatardom after Grassy Noll simply because we were his main co-stars. He was that big.

bb:

But not any more.

Gene Fade:

Not really. It’s all changing. The Hermania Triplex changed all that. Easily reached by Mmm’s and the animals alike.

bb:

But not the marbles?

Gene Fade:

Come on. Give it up.

bb:

If you’re audience will still be primarily Mmm’s, how do you expect them to sit through movies longer than about a half an hour?

Gene Fade:

One idea is to divide the full length movie up into sections to trick them into thinking they are watching several films instead of one film. This is the standard technique at the Triplex[, for example]. Seems to really be pulling them in.

bb:

Why don’t you then start your film production company at Hermania, since there’s already an industry there of sorts and a built-in audience.

Gene Fade:

An option.

bb:

Correct me if I’m wrong, but Billfork seems a bit too far for safe travel at night by the Mmm’s.

Gene Fade:

Hadn’t really thought about that. Well, we’ll play the movies at Hermania, then, and just create them at Billfork, if we choose that option.

bb:

So I’m correct in saying that Billfork is still way out there, like freak’n Pluto.

Gene Fade (laughing):

Yeah, I know of Roostre. We’re studying a lot of things. (still laughing) Pluto, yeah.

bb:

It’s really too far out there, then.

Gene Fade:

Undecided.

bb:

That was the Jonesborough problem. The toys had to move out there and create a compound, then they forgot why they were there because of the isolation.

Gene Fade:

There’s that problem, yeah. Problem to deal with.

bb:

Where do the toy animals live?

Gene Fade:

Oh, all over the place. Mars Beach… Jupiter Beach. Midget Island.

bb:

Don’t know of that last location.

Gene Fade (continuing):

Lots in Hermania. The growth of Hermania plays a big role in all this. We thought it time to renew the interest in standard toy avatar movie fare, building upon Salad Bar Jack flicks but evolving beyond them at the same time.

bb (repeating):

Who is Stencil the Unclear?

Gene Fade:

I have some ideas.

(to be continued?)

—–

* Note: Gene Fade later said that the Salad Bar Jack movies were mostly 20-25 minutes in length.
** Note: I later learned that the Solaris remake is a big hit on screen 3 in the Hermania Triplex currently, and that’s what Mr. Fade was mainly referring to here.
*** Note: Grassy Noll is the actor who plays Salad Bar Jack.


Quick Chat…

Hucka D.:

I was in the middle, eye wide open. Billfork.

bb:

Hi Hucka D. How’s it going?

Hucka D.:

Fine. And you?

bb:

Just fine. A bit stressed lately.

Hucka D.:

That’s the drugs.

bb:

Thanks.

Hucka D.:

Cut back.

bb:

OK.

Hucka D.:

Billfork now. Gene Fade is checking out the site in great detail. He has specifically requested that you finish the art work also by this name so he can also study. Can you do this?

bb:

Suppose so, Hucka D.

Hucka D.:

Make another map of the area. It is your center. Eye wide open.

bb:

So go back[ tomorrow].

Hucka D.:

Go back as much as you like.

bb:

What of norris?

[no answer]


The Billfork race track was removed just today.


Sign Line

Sign Line in 3 parts.

Heading: 52.28 degrees

The line starts at the site of the old Robert E. Lee Motel in West End, Synching Creek D.M.A., shortly passing north of R.C. Storage (current home to the restored REL motel sign). The line then encounters Route 11 at about the 1/3 mile marker, directly paralleling it for another 1/3 miles. It then runs south of Route 11 for a little over another third of a mile before crossing Route 11 again…

… right at the location of Rock’s battered mailbox in front of his (or her) house. This mailbox would come precisely at the 1 mile marker of Sign Line heading west to east, or basically 1/2 the distance between Brainard Hole and Square Island on the accompanying Sink Line (1.99 miles), and 1/4th the length of the perceived Sink Line as a whole (Brainard Hole to Round 2) centered by this island.

Sign Line then stays north of Route 11 for the rest of its 2.3 mile total run, passing just above Hi-Lo Burgers…

… and the now abandoned Dixie Pottery before ending at the projection building for Moonlite Theatre in East End, Synching Creek D.M.A.

Sign Line in relationship to Sink Line (Brainard Hole to Square Rock to Square Island to Round 2).


Sink Line

Brainard Hole (0.00 miles)

Heading: 16.47 degrees

Square Rock (0.99 miles). This rock is also positioned above where Sinking Creek makes a final bend before the relative straightaway to Brainard Hole to end.

Square Island (1.99 miles). Suspiciously similar to the size and shape of the 16th tee directly above Brainard Hole. This is also where Sink Line intersects The Triangle (more soon on that), and comes close to the distinct Hi-Lo Burgers sign. Square Island is in the middle of the only other notable Sinking Creek pool besides Brainard Hole.

Crosses Sign Line (2.22 miles; not shown)

Alignment with building edge (3.56 – 3.59 miles)

“Round 2” (4.01 miles), curiously shaped and colored like the central dark spot of Brainard Hole. Just like Ohio, Sink Line might be described as round on the ends and “hi” (Hi-Lo Burgers) in the middle.

Edna’s newest post to her fabulous Sign Sign Sign blog! It’s all coming together.


Abingdon is as Abingdon does

This is quite odd. The only other GoogleEarth based alignments of the Synching Creek D.M.A. sort I’ve concocted so far come primarily from Wiltshire County England, and are illustrated in this March 2009 BB Blog post. Both sets of alignments are located southwest of an Abingdon, the Virginia version for the second and newest and the most prominent English version for the first, renamed Abingdon-on-Thames just this year. In addition, Abingdon-on-Thames is the seat of the Vale of the White Horse district of Oxfordshire also containing the Uffington White Horse, and which it was named after. The Uffington White Horse can be viewed as a sort of “starting point” for the 2009 Wiltshire White Horse alignments.

The two GoogleEarth images below illustrate the relationship, with the respective Abingdons both featured in the upper right corners. Also notice the similar slope of the central lines of each set of terrestrial alignments, both of which seem to sort of point to Abingdon in the distance.*

“The Triangle [in the midst of the Synching Creek D.M.A.] seems to be an advancement of sorts over the Wiltshire White Horse alignments, despite the obvious advantages of the latter in terms of just sheer oddness.”

Hucka D.:

The Triangle’s meaning will become clearer soon. Dark-Barker.

bb:

Dark-Barker is Synchpatch, USA, built upon the old Dogpatch Theme Park. My original vision of virtual reality described on the Synchronicity Phenomena Board and other places. It’s a square little fellow buried in that [Barker] Cemetery. Let’s see if I can pull up an appropriate quote…


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aurora,_Texas_UFO_incident
**

Hucka D.:

You can’t go there[ yet]. Donnie Darko — Dark-Barker. Bozo. Sirius. Dogon.

bb:

The Triangle is The Key.

—–

* Abingdon, Virginia may have been named for Abingdon-on-Thames, England, per the wikipedia article about the former. In it, Abingdon-on-Thames is described as the ancestral home of Martha Washington.

** http://www.excludedmiddle.com/hoaxes!.html

Another early story which most every wide-eyed hopeful ufologist has read concerns the little Texas town of Aurora and the strange permanent inhabitant of the local cemetery, said to be the victim of a crashed airship. The Firesign Theatre wove this event into the storyline of their 1974 album Everything You Know Is Wrong. “Not from around here, but a real square little fellow” read the epitaph on the alien’s gravestone. The actual events surrounding the story are much stranger than even these formidable talents could make them.


http://bakerblinker.wordpress.com/2012/03/19/tile-creek-sunday-again-02/


Whitehead Crossing Again

Remnants of Rock’s Camp at Whitehead Crossing, where Rock, the first human toy avatar according to The Billbook, created his village of slave insects.

The Arena, where Rock, as legend has it, fought and killed a number of even larger insects such as dung beetles and praying mantises.

Rock’s meadow, with perhaps his final resting place in the foreground (Arena in background). Rock could have been named for the rocks atop his grave, if so: Rock’s Grave/Grave Rocks. His real name may have instead been Herman. But who wants to be remembered as Herman when they can be Rock instead??

Rocks’ Stone or Ledge, where he often sat and remorsed over the cruelty of his actions. Then he got over it and returned to his meadow for more killings and beatings.

Rock was a known drinker. Well known.

Path from Rock’s landing spot into Whitehead Crossing proper.

Rock ran into at least 3 of the trees pictured here when crash landing in the Whitehead Crossing area. Isn’t it obvious?

Rock hated flowers, and dug them up in some number around the area. Here we have a spared kingspear plant (yellow) and some corn speedwell (blue), I believe.

Rock’s original dwelling spot on Rock’s Beach beside Rock’s Creek, now Green Stream. It is here that Rock first began to hear the stream’s twisted and cruel tale. Rock subsequently created a twisty-turny tale for himself.

Rock may have landed near Whitehead Crossing in this ship, associated with the S.C.D.M.A. Rock House mailbox according to Hucka D. Rock may have been part dog (going along with getting a tale). A God Dog perhaps but most likely not a good dog. The tale wagged the dog.

Rock understood well the mysteries of the Green Stream as uttered by the wretched Mouth Tree.

Rock is dead. Long live flowers and insects!


Thoughts…

4/23/12:

Will probably retrieve the toys at Money Hill tomorrow to bring them to my house, specifically my basement study.

Opus 19 is a microcosm of the Marble Race (3 stages) at Billfork running alongside Billy Spring. The toys can choose to be part of this microcosm or move to the real deal. Most have chosen the microcosm, led by the newly acquired Earth Wonder buildings [see below]. Railroad must be acquired from Money Hill along norris. When will the true marble race be set up again? Will it now be in Whitehead Crossing instead of Dongoba (or Money Hill/Houston)?

Space Ghost on Opus 19. Several versions of Oz characters, army men fill in the gaps. Good ol’ army men.

—–

4/25/12:

Today the toys have been retrieved from the Money Hill alongside norris. Gene Fade has ordered all toys to return to The House for reevaluation through the newly established Toy Room (i.e., my study in the basement). I am the new Sinclair, he states. Not sure what that means but I know where he gets it. Gene Fade has almost decided to make Whitehead Crossing the home away from home for toy avatars, and to, um, [instead] entrap the energy of Billfork [and its Race] within Opus 19 for the spring and summer months to come. Preliminary pictures below… the narrow gauge rr will be added tomorrow and I’ll try to remember to take fresh photos afterwards.

Appropriate, I suppose, that Dorothy’s freshly crashed house lies at the beginning of the golden spiral centering the project. Or is that the end of the spiral? Whatever, it seems to be the place to put it, especially considering the relative heaviness of the object involved. Dorothy crash landing at the end of the golden spiral instead of the beginning… interesting.

A blue Empire State Building. Earth Wonders (buildings) have led the way toward normalization of the spiral’s energy. Earth Wonders include the Empire State Building, Egyptian pyramids, French landmarks Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower, Big Ben from London, Leaning Tower of Pisa representing Italy (you can see that to the left here), India’s Taj Mahal, and also the Statue of Liberty. Certainly fine products for the price, which cost me a mere 5 dollars in toto at the local Michaels, factoring in Edna’s 40% discount coupon.

2 rungs of the spiral. Notice Space Ghost flying just above the lower of the 2 here. The yellow submarine below him, like Oz’s similarly colored Yellow Brick Road, also seems to echo the color of the golden spiral.

Gene Fade has assigned exploring buddy Red Skeleton to be the acting manager of Operation 19, as he has come to call it.

A heavy Oz vibe continues as we move up and around the central spiral. The narrow gauge rr will be placed just behind the dancing Lion, Scarecrow, Tinman and Dorothy here, for example. The wandering cow perhaps wonders where the golden spiral ends and the golden brick road begins.

Operation 19 or Opus 19 as it is better known in this blog, appears in the following Art 10×10 collages:

https://bakerbloch.wordpress.com/category/baker-art/opus-19/


Thoughts 02

[joined in progress]

Gene Fade:

We see a loving Rock, a caring Rock. He loves his insects, his flowers. Then he asks them toward the end to create the tale, the cruel, twisting tale indeed, of the hard Rock, the cold Rock, the Rock who doesn’t care one hoot about the flowers and insects and trees. He does this so he’ll remember when he comes back. He comes back as Whitehead. The First.

bb:

Thanks for that, Mr. Fade.

Gene Fade:

Gene, please.

bb:

You said Sinclair created Rock in the center of the Synching Creek Designated Mystery Area, and that this was the heart of the mystery itself. Can you explain further for the viewing and reading audience? And for me as well? (smiles)

Gene Fade:

We are exploring far flung regions for ideas and thoughts and further thoughts, or Thoughts 02 (smiles in turn). A Sinclair created Rock, a loving, kind Sinclair but perhaps a smothering creator, a creator who doesn’t really understand the dimensions of the entity he created. The ramifications. Rock escapes, in short. He uses the mailbox, which Sinclair then replaces. It is Rock’s mailbox, see. Rock’s Place. Rock planted the bamboo in back to hide some of his secret projects. As the projects grew in scope and number, so did the grove. This is also your blog as a concept. Thus carcasses are hidden in the grove. It is said he murdered insects and plants but this is lie. He stashed 7 negative carcasses and 10 positive carcasses away there. The grove, however, represents the negative ones, starting at “+0/-0” — you know what I mean. That is really the first carcass. The others are pre-carcasses of sorts, existing in the negative positive realm, a kind of womb state.

bb:

So that makes sense since the grove seemed to have started growing or expanding in 2006.

Gene Fade:

Yes (pause).

bb:

So, er, in a way the house the bamboo begins to encroach upon is Carcass-7, the carcass to come.

Gene Fade:

Carcass-7 is always the carcass to come. Carcassonne.

bb:

Rock’s House is really where Rock lived. Sinclair lived elsewhere, but still in the Synching Creek Mystery Area.

Gene Fade:

Right. Rock desired independence. Then he created the rocketship as well. Rock’s Rocket.

bb:

He moved out of Sinclair’s place in 2006?

Gene Fade:

That is correct. Shortly before the start of your blog.

bb:

Of course I should probably be doing this but can you explain the carcasses, Gene? I mean, what they are?

Gene Fade:

You try. Just joking. I’ll attempt. You rest your fingers and mind. Carcasses are used up tiles created from a fusion of opposites, like matter and anti-matter. This is usually [the same as] audio and video. Opposites. Alchemy. Male and female; gold and silver. Yellow Brick Road… Silver Slippers.

bb:

I wonder what happened to Hucka D., Gene?

Gene Fade (continuing former thoughts):

The carcasses are a collection of tiles each. Billfork begins.

bb:

So, returning to Whitehead Crossing, Rock lands at Green Stream near Whitehead Crossing… crash lands, sort of like Dorothy’s house smashes into Oz near the start of the Yellow Brick Road.

Gene Fade:

The same. Whitehead Crossing is[ then] the Emerald City. Rock misses Sinclair, his creator, so he creates a tiled replica and names it Whitehead, in honor of his white mass of tangly hair. It is a tiled creation[ as well].

bb;

Interesting.

Gene Fade:

Then he hides this creation, or makes it un-tily, and establishes his true home in the Meadow — Rock’s Meadow (or Rock Meadows) — where he is later buried after a short bout with plasticidus. Rock Meadows becomes his full name. The Arena was actually called The Lyceum before the Great Lie covered it up. He *taught* the flowers, the insects, the trees, about the ultimate creator, this Whitehead, and moved him into the sky. He became Mr. Blue Skies or Blue Skies Mr.

bb:

So Rock was a religious teacher. Like Jesus. Can I say that?

Gene Fade:

He was the son of a God, perhaps The God. So it is not a false comparison.

bb:

So the tiling of Whitehead was actually the formulation of a religion built around the worship of Sinclair, an ultimate creator.

Gene Fade:

Yes.

[unjoined in progress]


What next?

Gene Fade:

All toys have been recalled to The House and are assessing their value with Operation 19.

bb:

Thank you Gene. Hucka D. seems to have disappeared.

Gene Fade:

Hucka Doobie will return.

bb:

So… you’ve decided to make a film about Rock, the first toy human avatar.

Gene Fade:

Yes. “Rock Meadows: First Toy”.

bb:

But Mossmen — your species — came before Rock.

Gene Fade:

Then we might keep[ the title] “Fade to Moss”.

bb:

Good luck with that. In the *real* world, what should I do?

Gene Fade:

Perhaps a Whitehead Crossing Marble Race?

bb:

How about Grey Rock?

Gene Fade:

That may be called Jeogerock. Norumbega… Sinclair. Sinclair the creator instilled in his creation Rock the idea of Norumbega, reduced to Norum. Rock probably identified directly with Grey Rock, at least for a time. The original “one thing on top of another thing.” The original synch, then. Geogerock is where it began. Jeogerock I mean.

bb:

What of Soul Falls?

Gene Fade:

End of Whitehead Crossing[ in that direction].

bb:

I’ll attempt to explore it more Sunday. And next week. Insect swarms are soon to be here.

Gene Fade:

Goggles.

bb:

Green Stream[ next to Whitehead Crossing] has already talked to me several times or appears to have done so.

Gene Fade:

The Original Animation. Green Stream. North Carolina to Kentucky to end and begin and end and begin.

bb:

*You* lived near Whitehead Crossing.

Gene Fade:

I settled there[ among other places].

bb:

And the bees were there as well. What is the relationship of Aunt Zoe and Uncle Joe, humans, to Rock? And the Mossmen and the Bees in the area?

Gene Fade:

“Zoe, Joe, Flo, Mo.”

bb:

Hmm.

Jeogerock:

Spectacles. Romper Room. Idiot. Comquaks.

bb:

Com-what?

Jeogerock:

Alan Ardent. Fiscal Year. Arbor Day. Rentilili…

bb:

Do you know Pietmond, Jeogerock?

Jeogerock:

Zoe, Flo, Mo…

bb:

Are you Penn and Teller?

—–

Jeogerock:

Call me Joe.

bb:

Hi Joe. Did Rock talk to you?

Jeogerock:

He talked to me about The Sinclair, The Creator.

bb:

Do you contain knowledge of Jeogeot[ continent]?

Joe (quickly):

Yes.

bb:

Two rocks on a balance, black and white?

Joe:

Yes.

bb:

One good and one evil?

Joe:

Positive and negative.

bb:

So in the Whitehead Crossing area, there was Rock, formerly Herman perhaps, then you, Joe, then Green Stream.

Joe:

Tom.

bb:

Tom was the name of Green Stream.

Joe:

Yes. And Bud. Bud the tree. And Blossom. A flower.

bb:

How about the insects?

Joe:

Many names in the area. Rock was unique. I was unique. Others were there[ though].

bb:

Whitehead Stream has a voice.

Joe:

Yes. The Creator.

Gene Fade (returning):

You see, Rock heard The Creator in the stream. Whitehead Stream. He heard the voice of Sinclair.

bb:

Thank you both.


“The attraction…

… to Second Life and Jeogeot is still there, Gene… Mr. Fade.”

Gene Fade:

It is the siren lure. But not as severe.

bb:

Will a complete dedication to your project, Fade to Moss, and Whitehead Crossing in general help?

Gene Fade:

Yes it will. Jeogerock was set up for perhaps just this purpose.

bb:

It is black and white at once. Grey… Jeogerock. (pause) Joe.

Joe:

Nice day in the woods, baker b. You should be here!

bb:

Hey Joe.

Joe:

Hendrix. Give me another.

bb:

Errr, Boris the Spider.

Joe:

The Who. And Jeogeot.

bb:

Interesting. Are you an expert on Jeogeot?

Joe:

Yes. One.

bb:

One and the same. Hold on, Joe: cat problem.

—–

Joe:

I am Norumbega. Norum. Whitehead Crossing. Norum.

bb:

So you’re associated with Washington County, Florida. Hold on once more. Sorry.

—–

bb:

Well, can’t find the map.

Joe:

I’m patient. But not sick.

bb:

You are both Yeot and Aotearoa.

Joe:

Black and white, yes sir. Yeah. Yup.

bb:

Are there other Jeogerocks?

Joe:

Do you want there to be? Cause that can happen.

bb:

Just wondering: do you know Golden Joe?

Joe:

Yes! Fan.

bb:

And Peanut.

Joe:

I am all that Jeogeot could have been and couldn’t be. I am failure. I am success.

bb:

I’m going to go visit you tomorrow.

Joe:

Morning!

—–

bb (after checking Sunday’s forecast):

You’re clever (!)

Joe:

Talk to me anytime. Ring me up. We’ll talk it through.

bb:

So no real return to Second Life possible.

Joe:

No. Not in the same way. Oh you can bum around there occasionally. But the essence, the peak is over.

bb:

You are the peak.

Joe:

Yes. Yeah. Yup.

bb:

You are Jeogeot taken over by Chilbo.

Joe:

No. By Norumbega. Close, though.

bb:

Thank you.


To Whitehead Xing 01

The Mmm’s First Tree, once more.

On the way to Billfork, I decided to take a short detour to Mars Beach, Hermania. TILE Creek seemed to talk to me there — interesting mind experiment. We chatted about central Hermania and why I decided to clear that particular space just upcreek from here. I tried to justify the action, and I believe the woods, the area are forgiving now. They understand, along with the creek, that these are more listening stations than attempts to impose my ego upon the land (although there’s that aspect to deal with as well). Mars Beach is a listening station, Hermania Centre is a listening station. There’s many more just along TILE Creek itself.

Beautiful Drink Lake. But more than just a lake.

I knew immediately what this flower was: the distinct ladyslipper, found on the path toward Billfork. Wonderful! And several more were sprouting in the immediate area.

To Whitehead Crossing now, and a new Billfork-like focus. Or actually one of two new focuses concerning this location. I’ll discuss the one pictured below a bit more in my “To Whitehead Xing 02” post to follow, and then expand later. I assume some kind of initial Whitehead Crossing map is in order soon in tandem with this.

Interestingly marked pine tree in the same area, with some kind of moldy effect going on at the bottom of its trunk. Have to study up on what that might be.

Path cutting through this central pine forest of Whitehead Crossing, soon to reach the open areas of Green Stream in the background. This may have been the same path that carried Rock, the first human avatar, into the heart of Whitehead Crossing after his crash landing next to Green Stream. The Rocky Path (as a name) then?

Spectacular trunk of a tree fallen across Whitehead Creek. More than a bridge, I feel. A totem perhaps.

Top of Grey Rock. Gene Fade will most definitely be inspecting this location for potential “Fade to Moss” scenes, including perhaps a climatic one.

Grey Rock again from near Whitehead Creek.


To Whitehead Xing 02

The beginnings of another toy happening event, this time in Whitehead Crossing, Frank Park. 5 bottles make a circle next to a dead hemlock tree in what might be the most cleared, immediate area of the largely forested Whitehead Crossing region. That’s the attraction to this particular spot: fewer plants will be damaged in any such event. More to report soon; this might be just a start. My intuition is telling me that a bigger project than Billfork could be unfolding here.

Remains of a blue balloon in the area first mentioned in this November post and then elaborated upon here.

According to Hucka D., the pictures below to complete this particular post all come from what has to be the original Whitehead Crossing, a peninsula area formed between Whitehead Creek and an as yet unnamed tributary. This would be upstream a bit from the core of the pine forest pictured above, and nearer Rock’s Meadow.

The first photograph depicts an interesting double tree on the peninsula, with framing ferns.

Mossy log near the perceived heart of the original community. A path (i.e., road) runs along the left side of the moss looking from this direction. A depression known as Big Sink lies just below the frame of the picture here, next to the upper end of the log. A smaller depression currently known as Less Sink or maybe Small Sink is situated near the center of this photo, but difficult to detect. I’ll go over all of this again asap. But the mossy log seems crucial: Moss Log or maybe Moss Boss.

Elaborate crisscrossing of logs at the tip of the Whitehead Crossing peninsula, and where Whitehead Creek has perhaps its most significant drop along its relatively short length.

Interesting root formation just downstream.


Nana

“Daring daylight conversation, Hucka D.”

Gene Fade:

I am here.

bb:

Hi Gene. I was going to talk to Hucka D. about Whitehead Crossing a bit more.

GF:

I am here.

bb:

Hello again. My idea is that Rock or Rocky crash landed near Green Stream, right, walked the path or road that later became named after him — The Rocky Trail — even though it’s not really rocky at all (smiles). Anyway, he heads up this path and meets the equivalent of the Emerald City, which is the same as the original Whitehead Crossing, Gene. Mr. Fade. But I don’t think it was called the Emerald City, but maybe not Whitehead Crossing either. Maybe *Edwardston*? Anyway, the worship of Sinclair, an original creator, was going on there, kind of like Glooscap is for the Wabanaki peoples of the US and Canada. And he may also be associated with Nanabozho, the Great Rabbit who supposedly — just in checking — fought Paul Bunyan for control of the forests. Nice analogy since Frank and Herman Parks are protected forests in the main. So Whitehead Xing worshipped this Sinclair.

Gene Fade (finally):

At the time of Rock’s arrival, they knew not that Sinclair was the core truth of the Peter Bozo, as they called the deity. Also Peter Soso or Peter Zoso or, more uncommonly, [other names here].

bb:

Thanks for that. So Rock showed them Sinclair behind or inside this deity, because he was *made* by Sinclair.

GF:

Rock’s crookedy twisty tale is balanced by Peter’s straight as an arrow version. Both are Dog Gods, one good and one bad. Positive and negative. Both had [dog] tales. Diamond patches.

bb:

Thanks again. So Rock comes into Whitehead Crossing which is similar to the Emerald City and finds… who?

GF:

The Wizard of course. The Great and Powerful. Sinclair!

—–

5/1/12 (12:49am)

“So let’s just continue this here. I just posted my map in the post above this one.”

GF:

Zoso to SoSo. Moss.

bb:

Hold on please.

—–

bb:

Well, let’s move on. Whitehead is a bit different, perhaps, than Billfork, in that’s it’s more spread out. Difficult to determine an exact center.

GF:

The center is that smaller hemlock you’ve identified. I believe. My research tells me so. Soso so.

bb:

Another thing I wanted to get to tonight was that Rock lived in Whitehead Crossing *first*, then moved to his Rock’s Meadow.

GF:

He lived near the pot, true.

bb:

There are 2 crash sites, Gene.

GF:

Mr. Fade, please. Yes.

bb:

Rock was a dog but the tale wagged the dog.

GF:

Twisty… turny.

Joe:

Heard you’re thinking of moving back to Pietmond Mr. baker.

bb:

Maybe, Joe. Whaddaya think?

Joe:

Go. No. Flo. Mo. (!)

bb:

I have a feeling you’re saying no. Or either go (!)

Joe:

Grey. Noru. Norumbega. Sinclair. Grid. Grid. Maine. Grid. Main Grid.

bb:

Maybe what I’m calling Whitehead Crossing now, the center, is actually Orange Hill

http://www.washingtoncountyhistoricalsociety.org/orangehill.htm

maybe named for The Hump, like King Bill resided over his own version of Orange Hill in neighboring Herman Park.

Joe:

Peter Zoso. Soso.


Whitehead Crossing Map

Points of interest:

Whitehead Crossing (yellow) – perceived center of the designated area, but perhaps only an original center, which then spread out.

Rock’s Meadow — meadow Rock settled in after first visiting and/or living in Whitehead Crossing (original) after his crash landing near Green Stream (site not shown on map)

The Arena (aka The Lyceum) — Rock supposedly fought insects here; alternate history places it as a great seat of learning called The Lyceum, where Rock *taught* insects, flowers, trees.

Rock’s Grave — Grave on edge of Rock’s Meadow where Rock is buried. Original name may have been Herman, changed to rocks because of rocks on his grave, and it was a cooler sounding name to have through posterity.

(Rock’s) Pot — Rock lived near this pot, or perhaps inside it? Teepot? He was also a known toker of drugs as well as a drinker. Legend says he only took drugs to kick his drinking habit.

The Rocky Trail — Trail named for Rock or alternately, Grey Rock that it passes through on its way from Main Path to Green Stream. Rock supposedly walked this trail, perhaps of golden bricks at the time, when he crash landed, reaching Whitehead Crossing. Obvious Oz resonance going on here if so — crashed ship = Dorothy’s house, Rocky Trail = Yellow Brick Road, Whitehead Crossing = Emerald City. And there’s even perhaps a parallel with the false Wizard in original creator Sinclair, who was unmasked by Rock before his move to Rock’s Meadow. Rock becomes a (Sharon-type) Stone in the process (Meadville, Greenburg, Sharron/Shannon as Emerald Univ. basketball player archetypes).

Crash site — not Rock’s crash site but another, perhaps Sinclair himself. There is a blue balloon in the area as well, continuing the Oz resonance. Sinclair was perhaps named Whitehead because of his tangled mass of white hair.

Direction Rock —

(Rock’s) 50 Bottles — Bottles fished out of crik (Whitehead Stream) by Hucka Doobie last summer, evidence of Rock’s strong drinking habit (later replaced by strong drug habit?). Subsequently used for building of Whitehead Crossing skyline.

Grey Rock — super sacred rock on top of another rock said to be oldest object in area. Said to contain all knowledge of Jeogeot, thus a Jeogerock. Called Joe at times (spirit). Joe talked to Rock, Rock-to-Rock. Joe taught Rock about a Second Life beyond our First Life, and a continent paradise awaiting us all there. Grey is a mixture of black (Aotearoa) and white (Yeot), combined to make grey (Noru or Norum or Norumbega).

[later it is clarified that Nautilus Island is the ultimate paradise within this Second Life.].

Knobby Log — an original bridge across Whitehead Stream in the area. Said to be coded with sacred knowledge as well.

5 Bottles — 5 bottles escaped from the 50 bottles to make an independent settlement, a family of 5 as it were and differentiated from the 50 that remain Borg-like. The resulting community was called 4 Sticks, and perhaps founded by Peter Soso, perhaps then known as Peter Zoso or Peter the Bozo. It is said Peter knows of the magic behind the overgrown mailbox Rock landed with at Green Stream. Peter is seen as a giant rabbit, and is assoc. with Sinclair — may be one and the same. Peter is from Grey Rock, and is said to have come from Second Life within (Norum). He might be a candidate chosen.

Mall Meadows — place of the Whitehead Crossing Mall, and where Bees and Mossmen often come to hang together. Mossmen live north of Whitehead Crossing (Red Head) and Bees west (Greenhead). The Mall is famous for its 5 shot iced lattes.

Soul Falls — cascades on northern edge of Whitehead Crossing area said to be placed of Judgment Day where soul is weighed (doubtful).

—–

Hucka D.:

The magic of Gene Fade’s Operation 19 came into full effect when Rock crash landed his souped up mailbox (akin to a Goodmobile but gooder) near Green Stream. Sinclair, an Original Creator, had been countered by another carer of Toys with his own Toy Room containing Operation 19 itself. At the base of Operation 19, a microcosm, is Dorothy’s crashed house, you see. Rocky’s Trail, often “The Rocky Trail”, was the Yellow Brick Road carrying Rock to Whitehead Crossing — Emerald City — where he meets Sinclair, an original creator again. He unmasks him because he knows who he is — remembers. Sinclair has harnessed the magic of Grey Rock and Norum(bega) for his twisty turny purposes. The Tale wags the Dog and the Dog the Man. Afterwards Rock moves to his Meadow and begins the Great Coverup. He becomes like the masked Sinclair in this fashion. He is able to move freely back and forth between this meadow and Rock’s House in the Synching Creek Designated Mystery Area. This is through the *mailbox* and the power of Bozo and the energy of Pietmond. Yes Pietmond. Peter’s Mound. Rock may have even become Peter at this point, this mound.

bb:

Rock becomes a fully human toy avatar here? A miniature person in effect?


“Fade To Moss” Production Shots

Famed actor T-Bonz is the obvious choice to play Rock Meadows, perhaps the first human toy avatar, period, or at least it says so in the script. Here we see a production shot of the in-character T-Bonz looking over a grassy ridge next to his home away from home, a 2nd Rock’s House (not pictured but just to the right here).

Rock displays his amazing leaping ability by jumping about 3 feet straight up in the air to latch onto this dangling limb. An array of improbable, nay impossible superpowers such as this are a new twist added to the movie on top of standard Rock legend stuff.

Rock at the site of his own grave, which is not his grave in the movie, strangely enough (Gene Fade decision), but instead a monument to an unknown toy human avatar that supposedly came before Rock, perhaps even his father. It is one of Rock’s missions in “Fade to Moss” (still a working title for the film) to prove that this is wrong, and that *he* is the first toy human avatar. Instead his father would be the actual human named Sinclair from the Synching Creek Designated Mystery Area or the approximation thereof in the film. Fade would be the first to admit that the script is still being tinkered with quite a bit. A moving target as he describes it.

Photo shoot from the all important Rock-battles-the-insects Arena scenes, which occur in several places throughout the script. Below would be from an earlier scene in the film, where Rock successfully defeats a single praying mantis…

… but later on as his arrogance grows alongside his legend, Rock begins to challenge not one but several insects at once in duels to the death. His ultimate mistake came from importing Texan scorpions to up the ante.

The death scene. No mercy here from the bugs, as the scorpion alone injects enough toxin into Rock to kill 10 such “normal” avatars. But still it takes all 3 to do him in, and 3 days and 3 nights of fighting at that. Needless to say, the actual death struggle will be severely edited in the finished film.

Insects gathered around Rock’s corpse to gloat over their long awaited victory.

Afterwards actor T-Bonz gives the insects — most recruited from the neighboring woods and fields — some tips on how to gloat and fight and act in general. All are eager learners.

Another scene from the movie where Rock finds what might be the remains of a slipper belonging to his master Sinclair from pre-toy days.

We also have production pictures of T-Bonz visiting the actual Rock spacecraft that crash landed next to Green Stream just outside of Whitehead Crossing proper. T-Bonz suggests it get a fresh coat of paint, with Gene Fade saying he’ll have to check the budget.

An “actual” creep crawler found by the author this same day.

Another interesting phenomenon near the crashed ship: what almost appears to be a green fur lined tree. Odd effect.


ANYhoot…

Debating whether to buy Second Life land again or not. Summer months have always been fairly tough on woodsy exploration, and summer has come early this year in effect. The woods kind of close up at that time, as I’ve recently put it here, like the winter months except for opposite reasons. Fall and Spring are the best times for exploration, and in recent years I’ve attempt to take off more and more days in Sep./Oct./Nov. just for those reasons.

I’ve made incredible advances in the Frank/Herman Park mythology development since last September, which I see continuing now through the summer but at a more gradual pace. Definitely want to revisit the Quartz Brook and Green Oz Creek sections of Herman Park, which have largely been ignored since last October. The Frank/Herman Park development is *long term*, and I see it as a lifetime project. I must understand when to push forward and when to draw back a bit to best serve the project but also protect the woods themselves and my investment in them.

A logical next step, which is not going to happen soon, is simply just to *move* into the woods for a couple of days, maybe even weeks. This is the time of year to do just that.

Hucka D.:

Only then will you become a true Whitehead.

bb:

Well I *will* be considerably older than I am now.

Hucka D.:

Whitehead in da woods. Nifty.

bb:

Where? But I think you want to say…

Hucka D.:

*Everywhere*. (smiles)

bb:

What of Second Life?

Hucka D.:

Does it help First Life now? Does it serve the woods?

bb:

Not sure; still debating. And the Synching Creek D.M.A, in a different way, is also long-term.

Hucka D.:

Does it serve the woods?

bb:

I suppose it does, Hucka D. And The Table.

Hucka D.:

Does it serve the woods?

bb:

Knew you were going to say that. Not sure if it serves the woods…

Hucka D.:

… then you don’t need it. (smiles) Of *course* it serves the woods. That’s what you were *suppose* to say, geez.

bb:

How?

Hucka D.:

Well:

bb:

TILE.