PIPERSVILLE (CHIP SHOT) and SINK X
“It’s the only X the Linden roads make on Maebaleia,” I speak to my avatar who stands beside this very crossroads. Or at least a rendition thereof.
“Satori,” he calls up in a small voice.
“Right,” I boom down. “What I said. Anyway, it’s between the two X’s we’re calling Middle Game and Long Drive. These 2 smaller X’s…”
“Smaller,” echoes Baker Bloch down below.
“Yes,” I say in a bigger way. “They must be part of one larger X, then. Logical?” I query.
There was a pause. “What about Sink X?” he says in such a small voice that I didn’t hear him at first. He was looking in the distance.
“What’s that?” I boom down.
“Sink X!” he pipes up. “Pipersville! Chip Shot!!”
“I was sitting right over there on that bench, Baker Bloch — my Gaseous Bench — when the (Tarsus) attack began. Poor Tealy.”
“But… he’s still alive,” a puzzled Baker responds, seeing the colorful raccoon just this morning.
“Oh yes. I rebuilt him. Just a mechanoid, see. Not a real raccoon. Hence the color, silly.”
“Good. I’m glad he’s still alive. But I was thinking…”
“Karoz?” Tillie guessed. Both were contemplating the common teal color now. Or blue-green. “That would make me…”
“The Other Baker, yes. The female.”
“I know who you are.” Pause. “Now.”
“Well.” She threw up her hands. “It’s a mystery, then. Another one.”
Baker emits air (as well?). “We better speak about Chip Shot; and Middle Game; Long Drive,” he finished, further away from the beginning of this sentence than ever.
“Pretty easy. Chip shot, even. Sink X is a green that’s also a sand dune or bunker. Paradox. Two opposite things in one. Two *bordering* things, but getting on the green, especially with a long drive, is good, while hitting a sand bunker…”
“Bad,” completes Baker Bloch. “Two neighboring opposites combining into one.”
“And Chip Shot just a chip away from either. Perched on the lip.”
“Chip Shot… Pipersville’s original name?”
“A variant, historical name,” Tillie offers, coming into synch with her fellow core avatar. Another 2n1.
“What next? Will you leave Rubisea now, Tillie? You and Tealy? Perhaps go on a journey to find seed in Grasslands which is Toppsity? Passing Golden Sink on the way? Where it all ends according to both me (as Pitch) and, let’s see, I think it was Dave. Firesign’s Dave.”
“David Ossman,” Tillie recites. “Archer.”