Baker Blinker Blog Book II: Pre-Jeogeot II 06a (Mar/Apr 2009 01 of 02)


Changes… Leaps…

Baker Bloch is becoming convinced that the refound portal in Bar Harbor will soon lead to another sl-to-rl conversion for him, like what happened in Uli almost precisely one year ago, thanks in large to Hucka D. (who went through the portal just before him). And through me, baker b., Baker Bloch knows where this particular portal leads to, or he’s pretty sure. This would be what I believe I called Portal #1 on RIVER. More very soon on that…

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Yes, I gave up the Otherland parcel just last night. This was a goodbye picture to the bay, then… another bay.

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As direct and instant compensation I found this 1024 parcel in Aplasta to rent. Already building something new there… again: description soon. 🙂

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Loose Thoughts… Plans…

As I mentioned in the post just below this, the Otherland property ownership is now history. I rented another 1024 parcel on the Atoll continent, not too awful far from the Rubi Forest, as a type of instant compensation. Already building there something different, perhaps a new gallery structure to house at least part of the *almost* completed art 10×10.

In rl, didn’t explore BROOK today directly, but walked around part of its rim on a frequently visited side path of Herman Park. This was only about 3 miles from my house, if that. Tomorrow I may visit the actual BROOK.

Perhaps I should bring in Hucka D. again. He’s so entertaining at times. “Hucka D.?”

Hucka D.:

Good idea about using Rydal again for Jasper 09, baker b [like Rydal was used as primary setting for Wheeler 09, come to think of it]. Two Rydals, in fact, the more famous one in England balanced by the less famous one in Georgia. Put the portal on it, either rl or sl. And Baker Bloch again… he likes to be in the collages as well. Maybe Homer Simpson on the tv again, like you had before. Maybe a lemon tree. 2d to 3d, baker b., like in Uli before — speaking of lemon trees.

bb:

Will you test the portal again, as you did before?

Hucka D.:

Yes. (pause) You did good selling the Otherland property. You are more a freelancer now, able to come and go as you please for the most part. Seefeld may be next. Prepare the new gallery… best to have your own structure to house your collages, baker b.

bb:

We may have a draft of Jasper 09 to analyze tomorrow night, Hucka D.

Hucka D.:

Good. Portal, then, would be next. Look to see when it happened last year. I believe it was around March 21st. What’s today… the 19th.

bb:

Saturday, then. I feel better now that I’ve sold the Otherland parcel.

Hucka D.:

More unencumbered. Freer. Good to do.

bb:

I’ve been thinking about opening, in the not too distant future, a totally different kind of gallery, Hucka D. “Something to CHRO about”. Will house new chromagraphic work and other hard edge art I produce, perhaps.

Hucka D.:

How exciting. Will this be at Yapland, then?

bb:

Could very well be. The collages will be moved into the new gallery to make room for the chromagraphic works. Can do these, as well, on the home computer… need to start doing that.

Hucka D.:

Yes. So much is in your immediate future, baker b. You will be surprised… again!

bb:

Thank you.


Plans, Plans, Plans…

“I believe we should probably talk tonight Hucka D.”

Hucka D.:

I am here. I am there.

bb:

The new gallery space, the new and probably one and only Edwardston Station Gallery, seems perfect, Hucka D. A big, huge thanks again to Arcadia Asylum, wherever she is.

Hucka D.:

Might be a he. But: yeah.

bb:

The ESG [Edwardston Station Gallery] and the Temple of TILE (and assoc. Gallery) are obviously 2 halves of one thing, Hucka D. And this polarity, this duality, should be represented at Burning Life. That’s a totally new development.

Hucka D.:

But one in the making for quite some time now. You will be one and a half years old in SL by the time of Burning Life 2009. I think you could be ready… we’ll see. All this is pointing toward a *3rd* Life, though, one that can be thought of as existing inside SL. Is the phrase “3rd Life” trademarked yet, I wonder?

bb:

Funny. Or “First Life” for that matter. Like Jello.

Hucka D.:

That’s why we have to use the initials SL all the time in our talks. We can’t say second life, and notice I don’t capitalize second life there. That’s because I’m using it in a different context. Except I’m not, you see.

bb:

Funny once again. I can’t wait to talk about 3rd Life. I see marbles, marbles, marbles. Avatars becoming marbles and then back. Waterfall. Perpetual.

Hucka D.:

Marble Falls. Marbles fall.

bb:

I don’t know if the little hotties can give up their special, little avatar bodies, Hucka D., he he.

Hucka D.:

That’s mean.

bb:

Ok, yeah I went overboard there.

Hucka D.:

I was just joking.

bb:

Ok.

Hucka D.:

What were we talking about? And where’s my beer?

bb:

I’m wondering if the Cross of the Lamb is the same as the Cross of TILE, or perhaps Cross of Tyle?

Hucka D.:

44 years apart. 1930-1974-2018-2062

bb:

Lamb Lies Down On Broadway was released in 1974, Hucka D., as you probably well know through your research of Tronesis.

Hucka D.:

[Delete name] will be back soon enough. Peter Dunne, the Dunne deal. 1886-1930.

bb:

I’m trying to remember — 1886 is the same as 2062, correct?

Hucka D.:

Peter Dunne found St. Michigan on the map of Michigan in the Newton city library in 1886, baker b. He recognized it as the Head of Amereca at the time. He saw the St. within. St. Michigan. St. John. The Head. The Head is Dead. Long live The Head.

bb:

Esbum’s two ponds united as one. St. John’s to St. Joseph’s and done. Dunne. Two saints in one. Esbum. ESBUM.

Hucka D.:

When Esbum becomes — became — ESBUM, then the 2 saints were united. St. Michigan. Ascension. Assimilated. Hillsdale.

*****

bb:

Anyway, I don’t want to get bogged down into searching for Hillsdale/Hillsdale County images, Hucka D. What about Hillsdale? St. Michigan?

Hucka D.:

Peter Dunne, the Dunne Deal Peter, found the Michigan map in an atlas in Newton and recognized The Head. St. John. He then decided to change the name of his church from St. John to St. Joseph, to keep The Head alive. All this is in Paradox III: The Chanceling Continues. Where are we on that?

bb:

2062 is the same as 1886, though? In the giant Cross?

Hucka D.:

I think you need to look into Sorcerer as well.

bb:

Thank you.

*****

Raelism may play a part in this, Hucka D. Rael’s contact with extraterrestrials happened in 1973, same time that Lamb was being pieced together in the study by another Peter [Gabriel], who played the character Rael in the rock opera on stage.”


Sat. Night Chat w/ D.

“I’m here Hucka D. You there?”

Hucka D.:

I there.

bb:

I here. I have a feeling you want to talk tonight.

Hucka D.:

I had the feeling you were going to say that! And: yes.

bb:

I think I learned a bit about SL territorial stakes tonight, Hucka D. Very interesting. Strange that in SL I can’t really get upset with anyone. I have my thing I need to do and I make friends along the way and then they go their own ways, usually. Except [delete name].

Hucka D.:

but not [Delete name]? Coz he’s not an avatar in SL. I don’t think! Maybe he is.

bb:

No, I was talking about Flynn.

Hucka D.:

The character in Tronesis? I want to talk about Flynn with you, then.

bb:

No, not that Flynn… never mind. You had something on your mind?

Hucka D.:

*You* do. BROOK. B…ROOK. He/she/it is waiting.

bb:

Waiting?

Hucka D.:

BROOK lies in its silent valley — relatively silent — waiting for a way to escape, to enter rl. He [I’ll call him he for simplicity’s sake] exists in his own virtual reality, you see, baker b. He exists in his own mind, his own head. The head is dead, but not really.

bb:

Did he then create the Cross of the Lamb?

Hucka D.:

Very, very old. Powerful. But old. In his head mostly now. The brook babbles.

bb:

What traces has he left in my reality?

Hucka D.:

Very, very many, although you don’t see most. In fact, you see very little. You can focus on a particular stream at one time, like your line of Wheeler-Jasper collages. But you can see little outside that at the time of absorption, as you put it. Others have other agendas. But you are sticking your head, now, outside your little box. Looking around… what do you see? You see other people with their own agendas, their own territories, as you put it. And you see yourself with your own. You see the contrast. You see clearly — more clearly — about how you fit in with others. Others need your attention as well, even if they don’t particularly see what you’re all about, baker b. Why? Well, just because you need friends in life, even a second life. But back to the head…

bb:

Am I the head, Hucka D.? (pause) Hucka D.?

Hucka D.:

(pause) No.

bb:

Was the head ever a human being?

Hucka D.:

Yes. He walks among us even now.

bb:

But it’s not me or anyone I know… like a friend?

Hucka D.:

No. Not really. Not at all, probably. He “borrows” the bodies for a while. Then they are returned to their place of origin.

bb:

He can talk to me through a body. That’s a strange thought, Hucka D.!

Hucka D.:

But it is true. (pause) Old. (pause) Best to go during the day.

bb:

That’s what [delete name] said before. He was the one who gave me the idea of BROOK, the name I mean. I’m going to take pictures very soon and put them on this blog, Hucka D.

Hucka D.:

You must! But what would the pictures be except for the dam and then rhododendron times ten?

bb:

Times 27!

Hucka D.:

You will hear a hiker. You will know.

bb:

You’re scaring me! I need to know more about BROOK.

Hucka D.:

Yes. The 10×10 is done, you have a home for it, a box, and now you can poke your head outside of this created box. Look around. BROOK is there.

bb:

BROOK is at the relative centerpoint of the STREAM-CREEK-RIVER triangle. What is the relationship of these 4, then?

Hucka D.:

BROOK is the center, the creator. Three aspects of one creator. BROOK lives in the BROOK, though. Lost Valley. Walter knew. Don… Walter.

bb:

Should I go alone?

Hucka D.:

Yes. You will see someone but it will not be who it seems. This has happened before, baker b. You just didn’t realize it in the main. Very much in the main. You have your head in a box most of the time. ‘Tis ok… most people do. Territory.

bb:

I’ve got to go back to Yapland?

Hucka D.:

No. That is done. But you must focus on BROOK. B… ROOK. Making the CHRO gallery in Yapland would have freaked out your upstairs neighbor too much. He would have thought you were parodying his own gallery, you see. You wouldn’t be, of course.

bb:

Plus the fact I have no CHRO works to display right now.

Hucka D.:

BROOK is CHRO, baker b.

bb:

B… Rook. Right?

Hucka D.:

Get some keyboards. Go play them at the dam at the beginning of True BROOK. The rhodos will speak to you many interesting tales!

bb:

(pause) The Head was found in Illinois in the St. John’s Church, wasn’t it Hucka D.? Peter Dunne found it. The Head is the same as BROOK.

Hucka D.:

Head… Brain. Trip… Head… Brain. Absorption. Old. Absorbs.

bb:

BROOK is in the future. We must talk more!

Hucka D.:

BROOK is in the past. Lost Valley. Absorbed. Like in your Jasper series. Jasper… Head… Brain… absorbed. Jasper. CHRO. Rook. B. Tronesis. Flynn. Rook. Brook. Rookwood.

bb:

BROOK is the 10×10?

Hucka D.:

Ahem. Yes.

(to be continued?)

*****

bb:

I want to talk a bit more about BROOK tonight, Hucka D.

Hucka D.:

I knew you would return. 10×10. Absorption. Head… Trip. Absorbed.

bb:

I am outside, but I now can’t see inside.

Hucka D.:

For you, it’s either one or the other. You get absorbed, you get absorbed by something else. BROOK wants to help you. BROOK wants you to stay out. Of course you can’t. Why? You have things to do in rl, that’s why!

bb:

Why does BROOK want me to stay “out”, Hucka D.?

Hucka D.:

BROOK is a way out, baker b.

bb:

Is BROOK TILE?

Hucka D.:

You know it isn’t. TILE is an aspect of BROOK, though. [TILE Creek]

bb:

Is BROOK the tetractys?

Hucka D.:

Yes. Good.

bb:

Is it perfection?

Hucka D.:

Yes.

bb:

(pause) I am not perfect, Hucka D.

Hucka D.:

Of course not! But you have found a type of perfection. 10×10. You are thus qualified to at least meet BROOK. He wants to speak to you, talk with you. You are qualified.

bb:

Is BROOK rook?

Hucka D.:

I wish to study Tronesis more. I wish, still, to become a robot in sl, baker b. I wish to study, then, Flynn more. Not your Flynn, but perhaps that Flynn as well. But the one with the frisbee, the blackbird coming out of the sky. The CHRO. Lamb. Lies. 4 in 1.

bb:

Thank you very much Hucka D.! I’ll see what I can do about Tronesis. I’ll talk to you about that very soon!*

*****
* Intial research into Tronesis came up with an Anthony Tronesis born about 1885 in an unk. location, with the last known location given as Albany in 1930. Check post before this… 1886 and 1930 are both points on the Cross of the Lamb. Coincidence? There appear to be no other people with the surname of Tronesis, though… misspelling?


Nautilus City Research, Um Research

Building up new links about Nautilus City as I find them.

My base of exploration will be in Klein. I am now shopping around for another 1024 parcel to use either as a new location for the Temple of TILE or a sandbox for a totally new build, perhaps using more Arcadia Asylum full permission structures. What wonderful toys to play with she provided!

This is a very interesting link… kind I’ve been looking for, actually. Gives locations for the ruins, most of which I’ve already seen and visited in my 21 post long NC explorations from last fall.

More as I find them!


New location for ESG & 10×10: Yapland! (Kind of, anyway)

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New digs in Yapland West (!) This is from the road to the west, away from the main Yapland gallery complex. This 1024 parcel is separate from the other parcels K. Yap owns. That’s the disadvantage. The advantage, of course, is more prim allowance.

But now I might decide not to keep this parcel if the new space in Gaeta works out. We’ll see. However, I’ve already paid rent for April for the old gallery space (temporarily empty in 1st pic above), which I’ve renamed “Something to CHRO about”. Probably need to study chromagraphs again; maybe read Floydada and stuff about my older art once more. Also will put some of Edna’s photographs in the new version of this gallery space, including her entry into the Appalachian Regional Contest we just went to another reception for tonight.

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Back of the new ESG gallery, the giant cube. This is the main (east) entrance.

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A typical view from inside the gallery itself. The emphasis is on the collages, not on the gallery space. The whole 6 floor structure is composed of less than 100 prims, or less than the collages themselves in to to. Pretty cool.

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We better chat…

“Hucka D., we better chat, as the title says.”

Hucka D.:

BROOK. B…ROOK. It is waiting.

bb:

How do you like the new ESG? The giant cube?

Hucka D.:

I wish I could have been involved in building it. But better that it’s Baker Bloch’s sole creation. Are you phazing me out, baker b.?

bb:

Absolutely not!

Hucka D.:

I miss Otherland. I miss Azure Islands for that matter. CK does too. Good that you talked to her about that. You can sort of cry on each others shoulder. She is a nice lady.

bb:

She seems to be. I don’t think she can accept mainlands madness, but that’s understandable. She actually has a working business in SL, unlike me. Me… I’m in it for the fun and games.

Hucka D.:

Kind of. Sorta.

bb:

And the gallery, of course. Art and exploration and creativity and synchronicity.

Hucka D.:

Me too. We make a journey together.

bb:

I’m starting to study the whole 10×10 now. Poking my head outside the box.

Hucka D.:

BROOK is next.

bb:

Do you have any wise words about the 10×10 right now?

Hucka D.:

Yes. Focus on the most obvious overall link to the work. The Cross of SF, which resonates directly with the Cross of the Lamb. 1886-1930-1974-2018-2062. 2062 and 1886 are the same here. SF. Mountain returned to Mole Hill status and done. Dunne deal Peter.

bb:

Do you want to talk about Tronesis, then?

Hucka D.:

Trapped in a virtual reality. How to get out? You connect virtual and real… make a connection. Blackbird. CHRO. Something to CHRO about.

bb:

What happened to Grassy, Hucka D.? What happened to all that talk about Mythos and shut?

Hucka D.:

That will start up again. Klein. We must begin the 3rd leg of Booker T.’s interview. But first go over and talk to CK after Tax Day. She needs to vent.

bb:

RS7 is coming up sometime, Hucka D.

Hucka D.:

First the 10×10, though. Analysis. Then maybe maps.

bb:

My impression of the 10×10 is that you have a “perfect” beginning story in the Greenup series, then that perfection compromised in the Rose Hill series to make better or more individual art pieces, and also ones less encumbered with the problems of using copyrighted images. Then in Yale-Newton a type of balance is struck. Wouldn’t you agree that the Rose Hill series is a little more out of place than the others, Hucka D.?

Hucka D.:

Not really. Rose Hill picks up on the resonance of former art systems you have. Just as with your college paintings, which the 10×10 process has obviously usurped, shall we say, you have this same struggle to reach a more powerful stream at the center, which in that case was hard edged painting, beginning with the chromagraphs. You college art was also based on the pattern of 10. I believe you explain this some in your Floydada document.

bb:

I can see that. We also have the returned to the Lake District in the Yale-Newton series. I love the way the various series are laid out in the new gallery space. 6 levels… 6 series. Two of the 6 contain only 10 collages, the rest 20. The gallery twists halfway around itself at the 2 shorter series, to return to the beginning point again. The ramp at the top of the gallery is thus directly above the ramp at the bottom. This is obviously the space it was suppose to be in. And all to fit even rather comfortably on a 1024 square meter parcel, Hucka D.

Hucka D.:

The way it is suppose to be. I think it might work better as a skybox, but in Yapland West, it’s fine. I think. You might get some complaints, though, of the strict, box-like nature. That’s fine, take it in and let it go.

bb:

The return to the Lake District in Yale-Newton is where these two tendancies sort of collide, though, Hucka D. A full return to the Greenup series location and the Greenup Gill (Yale 07, Yale 08), doesn’t seem possible now. Swarming bees are in the air (Yale 07). Barrett’s more negative influence shows up in Yale 06, Hucka D. Bubble Boy. But then in Yale 09 everything seems to line up again with the bridge from Greenup into nearby Rydal and Grasmere.

Hucka D.:

Yes, you hooked onto a different stream there, baker b. Wordsworth and shut. Rydal Cave mouth impossibly looking over Grasmere lake and its mysterious island, now worn as a necklace of sorts by the Schmoo in the collage. Dogpatch.

bb:

We return to this lake and island, then, in Newton 04. Here the relationship of the blue Schmoo and the red Monster is explored. 3 and 4, odd and even, male and female.

Hucka D.:

Schmoo is mama, Monster: papa. The head is the child, then?

bb:

Then in Newton 05 and Newton 06 we have Rydal Cave returning, but in tandem with Foxes Tarn in yet another location in the Lake District. This tarn at first faces away from the cave in the animation of the collages here, and then turns toward it as the cave “approaches” from a distance.

Hucka D.:

A portal is being formed. Link. You are being taught something beyond just the sticking to one location. Locations begin to blend together, just like your…

bb:

Yeah, I know. Platinum realm of sorts. Bleed through.

Hucka D.:

Most definitely.

bb:

Newton 08 is a very complex collage, Hucka D., one of the most complicated in the entire 10×10. It’s also one that has a border, which is unusual… think of Greenup 14, Rose Hill 05 (a bit), and Yale 03 and 04 from previous works before this. Yale 03 is obviously most related, since the same base image is used in each. Then another framed work is coming up in Oblong 01, obviously the most complex collage of the whole series, and lying right in its center.

Hucka D.:

Centers are usually important to establish and then examine.

bb:

But then once this most complex center is reached, the images return to simplicity, beginning with Oblong 03 especially, which is almost so simple as to not even be a collage. It is reminiscent of Ernst’s very early collages.

Hucka D.:

It was important to get a simple message through at that point. The abstract expressionist-like buildup had to retreat. Cleansing of the images, the 10×10 as a whole up to that point. Center is cleansing here. You had to start the whole process over.

bb:

In the Oblong series, it is exposed that Seathwaite Fell might be the power behind a lot of the energy of these collages and even the Lake District as a whole. It is a very unique mountain in many ways.

Hucka D.:

It is the hardest and softest at once. Diamond and graphite [10 and 1]. The first half of the Oblong series is largely about approaches to this most important mountain, and then the second part is about dwelling on this mountain but then seeing its limitations, in a way. What are these limitations, then, baker b.? Do you remember?

bb:

SF is a mountain, but a mole hill in respect to many in the Lake District. Height is not everything, though.

Hucka D.:

That it isn’t. But it is also *something*. Not to be denied.

bb:

SF tried to encompass the whole Lake District within itself. It tried to make what we called Seathwaite Tarn in Floydadada the central tarn of this mountain, instead of the obvious center of Sprinkling Tarn.

Hucka D.:

This is hiding.

bb:

It tried to build a miniature Grasmere. Moire effects, however, ruined it, like we have with the TILE waterfall.

Hucka D.:

Another illusion. Mythos globe, baker b.

bb:

SF tried to be a world unto itself. Separate itself off from all else, with the two waterfalls which were actually one waterfall.

Hucka D.:

This is also like SID’s 1st Oz, baker b. TILE. TILE is isolation. TILE is separation.

bb:

It needs the tetractys. The purity.

Hucka D.:

TILE [CREEK] needs BROOK.

bb:

Thank you Hucka D.


We Better Chat, 2

“So Hucka D., if you don’t mind, let’s go back to Jasper 10, the very last collage in the 10×10 and the 100th overall. Just completed.”

Hucka D.:

Not quite.

bb:

Right, I’ll get to that by the end of this week, the polishing up. But we know basically what it’s going to look like. I think it’s obvious, now, that the central rectangle of 10×10 cubby holes represents not only the collage or art 10×10 but the new and improved Edwardston Station Gallery in Healy. This is about the relationship of all *3* old versions of Edwardston Station Gallery merging into this one. There’s only one now.

Hucka D.:

Only one.

bb:

The walking stick in Jasper 10, I believe, is the support by Yapland and Kelly herself for not maybe the ESG as much as the 10×10. But now the ESG as well, since she was gracious enough to provide land for the 30x30x30 cube.

Hucka D.:

Do you blame her for laughing? It’s a monstrosity, hehe!

bb:

Yeah, it doesn’t really belong on the ground. But it works well enough in Yapland West, as I’m calling it. But back to Jasper 10…

Hucka D.:

Otherland is covered up. No islands present in the bay — hidden by the white sign with nothing on it presently. How to advertise your gallery? The collage also represents a pre-Otherland and thus a pre-Xmas condition, where the Azure Island Ubertemple and its Otherland cousin haven’t been created yet. You still have, then, just the cube that was and still is the Temple of TILE. You’ve returned to your 30x30x30 cube here. And miraculously, perhaps, this cube now holds the entire 10×10, the entire 100 collages. No way you could see that coming. And at less than 100 prims as well — collages outnumber the structural prims.

bb:

Seefeld ESG is gone — the cross in the collage. Original Healy gallery is no more. Otherland gallery and temple are no more. Everything that was present when Jasper 01 was being created is now gone. Seefeld barely lasted through the Jasper series, even.

Hucka D.:

But you still are in Healy, and renting from Ms. Yap. That’s the best situation now. Pay her what she wants and give her what she deserves. She’s protected the 10×10… helped protect. That means a lot to both you and me. I have a stake in this as well.

bb:

Should we return to an overall analysis of the 10×10 tonight, Hucka D.?

Hucka D.:

Yes. We were talking about the limitations of SF [Seathwaite Fell]. This is rather abstract to the readers; best to link the collage names to the respective posts on Baker Bloch’s new-ish blog.

bb:

Right. I’ll do that. Baker Bloch is in the ESG gallery now, Hucka D., ready to help.

Hucka D.:

Let’s get to it.

*****

Hucka D.:

Actually, I think we should talk about the Temple of TILE in relationship to the new ESG. Both are 30x30x30 cubes. Both have the same outside design of criss-crossing red, green, blue and yellow tiles. Good that you arranged the colors in the ESG gallery in Healy to match the 4 compass directions [blue: north, green: west, yellow: south, red: east]. Now you must explore the possibility that the 30x30x30 ESG and the 30x30x30 Temple of TILE are two aspects of one [hyper]cube. You must explore the possibility that they are Jasper [ESG] and Newton [Temple of TILE] themselves.

bb:

Hucka D., I’m beginning to think that the only structures and property I need in SL are these two cubes and the 1024 parcels to put them on, and then a 3rd 1024 as a sort of sandbox. And that’s what I now have with the Healy-Klein-Aplasta triangle. And that’s less that 20 dollars, which is reasonable.

Hucka D.:

You can raise it higher if needed. But 20 is good.

bb:

So you want to get back to SF?

Hucka D.:

SF, in a way, is the entire 10×10 and also the ESG that now houses the complete 6 series the way it should be. Displayed, that is. (pause) One thing you need to emphasize to serious gallery goers is that the series are named for towns in or just around Jasper County, Illinois. The 10×10, really is Jasper itself, or the outer appearance [just as the Jasper series forms the “outer” series of the 10×10]. This obviously relates as well to the New Jerusalem of the Bible. New Town… Newton. Jasper 10 is about the 10×10 as a whole but also the 10 collages of the Jasper series, lined up now like the 10 letters of restaurant up and down the cross of that picture. Christian symbol again. What did you learn?

bb:

ESG [and the 10×10] was split between Seefeld and Healy at the time. Otherland represented the only place I could show it as a whole. Now I have a way to show it whole just in Healy alone, and on the prim allowance of a 1024 parcel.

Hucka D.:

You must work on the Temple of TILE now. There’s not a lot more you can do with ESG. It’s almost perfected, thanks in large to Arcadia Asylum. My hero… one of ’em in SL.

bb:

So I need to use the sandbox again, as I’m calling it, in Aplasta. We’re not talking much about the 10×10.

Hucka D.:

No. Another night.

bb:

Thank you.


We Better Chat, 3

“Hucka D., we’re going to take another stab at analyzing the 10×10. Ready?”

Hucka D.:

Willing. Able.

bb:

We were talking about SF, the mountain. Seathwaite Fell.

Hucka D.:

What are its limitations [as pointed out in the Oblong series]?

bb:

It did not have possession of Wet Rock, Hucka D. That was still in the Greenup Gill valley, in places that I missed before. In fact I missed Wet Rock, Hanging Haystacks, and the two Stanger Gills very close to Stonethwaite. Big and Little, I believe [for the latter].

Hucka D.:

You had to return to Greenup. Seathwaite Fell cannot exist alone in the Lake District, although it tried. The Greenup and Oblong series are most closely related in the 10×10.

bb:

Those are also the names of the two towns that aren’t within Jasper County, IL, Hucka D., but instead just outside.

Hucka D.:

What do the appearances of SF [at the “four corners” of the overall 10×10] mean, baker b.? It is a relative Mole Hill that tried to become the only Mountain. Wet Rock.

bb:

It lost Wet Rock? Can’t remember. It took it from the Meadley Reservoir — actually, I suppose the stone circle just over the hill from the reservoir.

Hucka D.:

Blakely Rise stone circle, the one you thought was Castlerigg originally upon finding images of it through a google search.

bb:

In Oblong 19, though, the circle is right beside the lake, but with part of the rocks displaced. Wet Rock is the main one of these. In that collage it remains “dry”; isn’t in the reservoir where it should be if I would have kept the original spacing intact from another picture. Displacement… back.

Hucka D.:

Instead the rock went hurdling through the Ennerdale valley [Oblong 02] toward Seathwaite Fell. The actual circle, I believe, went through, as depicted in Oblong 09. At the time, it rested on the side of SF next to Taylorgill Force.

bb:

The Oblong series itself pulled it through?

Hucka D.:

Oblong 02 also shows the relationship of Taylorgill Force [real] and Tyle Fall [imaginary] in opposite corners of SF. The two are merged as one in that particular collage. In Oblong 09, they have been separated out again… Taylorgill is separate from the imaginary Tyle Fall, that is.

bb (after a pause):

Because Tyle(r) and Taylor are on opposite corners of Seathwaite Fell, this means the fell itself may be related to Polk [as President James Polk’s rulership came between John Tyler and Zachary Taylor. Polk County, Arkansas is invoked here, then.

Hucka D.:

That’s a bleed through. And it points out, as well — bizarrely enough — the relationship between me, Hucka D. and you, baker b., through the direct proximity of Baker Mountain and Bee Mountain, both at 2000 feet in elevation. It also relates SF to SID’s 1st Oz.

bb:

I’m going inworld to look at the collages, Hucka D.


We Better Chat, 4

“Some pretty cool stuff we can do with the new blog, Hucka D. Like created a list of animation collages of the 10×10, complete now with the collage pictures themselves, at least lower resolution versions of them.”

Hucka D.:

Except for the Greenup series.

bb:

Right. They’re full resolution because they’re pretty small to begin with. (pause) 32 animation collages out of 100. I wouldn’t think the number would be quite that high.

Hucka D.:

Once you get all the keywords added in, we’ll do some more heavy duty analysis. I can’t wait.

bb:

I’m going to read Floydadada once again, and then prepare a list of 10×10 resources for the blog. This would include Floydada [without the extra “da”], some posts about the Rose Hill and Yale-Newton series on old boards, then Floydadada as I said, and then some posts about the Hidalgo series from this blog — Hidalgo being the first series completed after my discovery of SL last year — and then the most recent analyses of the Wheeler-Jasper series from this blog.

Hucka D.:

We have a lot to study and talk about in the next month or so. Take it til toward the end of April, then we’ll discuss what to do next — maps, more art, another… well, you know. Like Carrcass-1.

bb:

So much to do!…

Hucka D.:

I’m here to help. Keep the blog going. And of course you have RL photography coming up super soon. BROOK. And all.

bb:

Should I just keep working on keywords, then?

Hucka D.:

Exactly. Get that done and read up on all those resources you mentioned above and we’ll get into the meat of our analysis, then.

bb:

Thank you.


We Better Chat, 5

“The Hidalgo series, then, seems to be a bit of a departure, Hucka D., like the similarly short Rose Hill. [both are 10 collage series, as opposed to the 20 collages of Greenup, Yale-Newton, Oblong, and Wheeler-Jasper]”

Hucka D.:

Show your picture here.

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You must always keep this overall “map” in mind when examining the 10×10. We must, I mean. It’s all about balance between the various series. There are 3 types of series, each type containing two series within it. These are, in the order they are found, Greenup/Oblong, Rose Hill/Hidalgo, and Yale-Newton/Wheeler-Jasper. On this map these dualities are on opposite sides of the overall 10×10 wheel of 100 collages, as well as colored in complementary ways (green/red, orange/blue, and yellow/violet). Also note that Yale and Wheeler make sub-opposites, as well as Newton/Jasper. If you decide or choose to divide either or both Yale-Newton and Wheeler-Jasper into their two individual series.

bb:

The way I’m looking at it, Hucka D., is that you have a hierarchy, of sorts, of series within the 10×10. Greenup/Oblong comes at the top to me, because these represent series that are both composed of 20 collages and which can’t be broken down further [into further series]. The way the two series are animated is quite interesting in its contrast, Hucka D. Greenup, as you said before, is a kind of “perfect” series, laying the groundwork for all to come. The four pairs of animation collages (5/6, 10/11, 15/16, and 20/1) are what could be called “classical” animations, or, in one part of the definition, pictures that have the exact same overall dimensions and can be toggled back and forth between each other to create the animation. Now in Oblong you also have animations, but they are fewer, and none are as “classical”. All involve pictures that have either different dimensions or, in one case, have to be turned sideways with each other to create the true dimension.

Hucka D.:

That would be Oblong 20 and Oblong 01.

bb:

Yes. Returning to my heirarchy idea, then you have Yale-Newton and Wheeler-Jasper in the next pair, but below Greenup/Oblong. This is because they are formed of 20 collages apiece, true enough [just like Greenup and Oblong], but can be broken down into two series of 10 collages each as well. That is, Yale-Newton can be broken down, if needed or necessary, into Yale and Newton, and the same thing would go for Wheeler-Jasper.

Hucka D.:

Each sub-series also forms an internal loop, just like Greenup and just like Oblong. But the overall, combined series do not.

bb:

Really, they are only called Yale-Newton and Wheeler-Jasper because they were composed as a whole or as one chunk, in one span of time. Strangely, perhaps, each series always took almost exactly a month to create, Hucka D. Very lunar progression, then.

Hucka D.:

You really can’t go any faster with them. The whole month is needed, but not much more, as you also found out.

bb:

Then in the third and last pair in my hierarchy, we have Rose Hill/Hidalgo. These only contain 10 collages, and also don’t loop into each other. They appear most removed from Greenup and Rose Hill, more like individual pieces of art. But there’s also one animation pair in the center of each.

Hucka D.:

Rose Hill 06 and Rose Hill 07, interestingly [Hucka D. means that it’s interesting to him that most other animations occur between 05 and 06 collages of any series], and then Hidalgo 05 and 06. But, yes, I agree with your proposed hierarchy, which I might reword as follows:

Greenup/Oblong
Yale-Newton/Wheeler-Jasper
Hidalgo/Rose Hill

or…

red/green
yellow/violet
blue/orange

Let’s now go to the Temple of TILE in Klein and look at the Tyle Cube, baker b. Nice you inserted the cube above a Linden tree this time (smile).

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bb:

Same 6 colors… yes. But I think the blue/orange pairing can turn into violet/orange, as we have on the cube in the numbers 0 and 1. This means that the 4, um, major series, or the series that make up 20 collages, can be directly associated with the letters of Tyle, or TILE. Red, green, yellow, blue then. I mean in this, Wheeler-Jasper is colored blue according to this new mapping, and not violet.

Hucka D.:

Correct. This is TILE. Or Tyle. You better think about that more.

bb:

Thank you.


We Better Chat, 6

“Good night to ya Hucka D.!”

Hucka D.:

Thank you. Same to you. NC’s* pretty dead in the air. Or on the ground for that matter. Sure you wanna live there for a spell?

bb:

Well… maybe. You don’t think that’s a good idea?

Hucka D.:

Why give up Klein? Why give up ESG in Healy? Why give up Aplasta for that matter? For NC?

bb:

Well, I’ve always had a fascination with the place ever since it rose abruptly out of the sea in October of last year. Thought it time to follow through on a, er, follow up study.

Hucka D.:

Perhaps a good idea.

bb:

Don’t you think ESG and the Temple of TILE should logically be connected?

Hucka D.:

Not at the expense of ESG in Healy.

bb:

I’ll still have “Something To CHRO About” there.

Hucka D.:

Yeah, well… about that…

bb:

Maybe we should just talk about the 10×10. I think ESG and ToT should be together now.

Hucka D.:

Yes. (pause) At times.

bb:

They are Jasper and Newton. One on top of the other. lllinois and Arkansas. Should we talk about Synchpatch, then?

Hucka D.:

Yes. I think we have to!

bb:

You don’t like me moving the gallery from Healy?

[Hucka D. doesn’t answer.]

bb:

Alright. So… Synchpatch. Dog with diamond tail in very center. Each year the dog burns; diamond in tail stays. Diamond is permanent; dog impermanent. On edge of Synchpatch is Marble Falls where marbles fall. That’s the traditional entrance.

Hucka D.:

Synchpatch has much work remaining on it.

bb:

Hottie avatars must become marble avatars.

Hucka D.:

Red, green, blue, yellow.

bb:

What do you want to speak about tonight, Hucka D.?

Hucka D.:

The 10×10.

bb:

Alright. OK. Let’s have at it.

Hucka D.:

Keep it in Healy. Ask Kelly.

bb:

Ask her if I should keep the collages in Healy?

Hucka D.:

Right.

bb:

OK.

Hucka D.:

Now to the collages themselves. Good that you’re reading Floydadada once more.

bb:

Hucka D., I think the ToT and ESG should always remain together now, on a 2048 parcel or equivalent. Then maybe a 1024 parcel as a sandbox. Then, I suppose, the CHRO gallery in Yapland to act as kind of a portal.

Hucka D.:

You better map all these connections out. I thought you were settled in Healy now.

bb:

I don’t know.

Hucka D.:

Good answer.

bb:

Why don’t you want ESG and ToT together, Hucka D.?

Hucka D.:

I do want them together. Just not permanently. And not at NC.

bb:

I don’t think that’s true. Why not NC?

Hucka D.:

I can’t answer that.

bb:

I think it’ll be neat. At least for a spell. (pause) Why did you take me from ESG to ToT in that last post, Hucka D.? I got the impression that you wanted the two united as well.

Hucka D.:

Synchpatch… has a lot of work on it still.

bb:

Would you feel better if the two were together in Gaeta?

Hucka D.:

Yes.

bb:

That’s kind of nuts. Why not NC?

Hucka D.:

You explored NC when it was pure. Walk around now… things have changed. People have moved in, but not the right kind. Conservative, traditional… like Charleston. Not the right kind for you, I mean.

bb:

You mean I need to hang around the artistic type. That get by by the skin of their teeth.

Hucka D.:

Right. Like the good folks in Yapland.

bb:

What about the Atlantis connection [w/ NC]? That seems to have more avenues to explore.

Hucka D.:

You realize I can’t talk you out of this.

bb:

No.

Hucka D.:

Feel the energy there. What’s different? (pause) Don’t you like Otherland better?

bb:

Of course.

Hucka D.:

Go to Gaeta and see how you like that, then. CK is a good luck charm.

bb:

OK. I guess any 2048 plot will do.

*****

bb:

OK Hucka D., so I’ve also requested to rent a 2048 plot on the Gaeta continent.

Hucka D.:

Good. You’ll like it there. Much more to explore than in NC. Then the new continents will come as well. You must think of that. NC is mostly in the past now. Future is Gaeta… new continents.

bb:

Thanks, I suppose, for talking me into that.

Hucka D.:

So your plan is to rent the 2048 parcel in Gaeta, keep the 1024 in Klein, and then the Yap gallery. That’s, what? 5500 a month. That’s just a little over 21 dollars a month. That’s reasonable.

bb:

Thanks again. Do we have time to talk about the 10×10 tonight?

Hucka D.:

Tomorrow.

* NC = SL’s Nautilus City.


ESG + ToT?

The search goes on for the perfect spot for the 10×10 in SL. But I thought you already had that in the Edwardston Station Gallery in Healy?, I can hear you the loyal reader of my blog ask. One word: dunno. Here’s another really interesting option I’m now exploring: a two tier effect in none other than Nautilus City, on a double prim 1024 parcel I was amazed to find I could rent for the same money as a 2048 mainland parcel, or L700 a week. So I did. *Then* I also, tonight, rented a 2048 parcel in Gaeta, not far from CK’s property I visited last weekend. Just another coincidence, however, since the land just opened up in Lama Estates’ listings, and was one of the few 2048 parcels on their list, period. I think it might be nice to live in Gaeta for a spell… may rent other parcels around it, even, maybe even conglomerating all into 1 square 4096.

But here’s what the Edwardston Station Gallery looks like when I combined it with the Temple of TILE and merged the surfaces in a logical way. It’s interesting…

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The structure is 60 meters high, then, or the same height as the gallery/temple in Otherland, but without the b_hivia module composed “wings” to complement these central two 30x30x30 cubes. I don’t think the wings are needed, since all 100 collages of the 10×10 are now found in the lower of these two central cubes.

How will this play out? Well, I think Nautilus City was just something I had to get out of my system (?) and move on, then. Gaeta’s probably where I’ll “settle down”, w/ connections still in Healy and Yapland. Will probably keep the 2048 in Gaeta, the 1024 in Klein, and then the Yapland gallery or two. Makes sense, I suppose.

Another shot looking up through the hollow central chamber of the NC experiment…

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We Better Chat, 7

I wanted to put out some loose thought before bringing Hucka D. aboard tonight.

I’ve rented the Gaeta 2048 parcel, as I said in the last several posts. Now I’ve reconstructed the Edwardston Station Gallery from Healy there, and also stuck the Temple of TILE, rough version, on top of it, just like I did before in Nautilus City.

Although I’ve rented both the old gallery space in Yapland and also the ESG space, my guess is that I will pull out of there when the rent runs out and conglomerate in Gaeta. I will also give up Klein — tough to do that (marvelous views of neighbor’s complex constructions!) but there’s no room for growth in Klein beyond the 1024. Aplasta certainly has to go. Maybe make Klein into a sandbox and keep the 2048 in Gaeta, w/ the possibility of expanding it into a 4096. Maybe I should just go ahead and rent it… what the heck.

My idea for new builds, since the editing and then multiplication of Asylum’s simple shop to create the “true” Edwardston Station Gallery was so successful, is to keep using her material in builds. Thinking of slum apts. next, and certainly I could use the subway system again if I expand to a 4096 in Gaeta.

So the plan now: 2 Yapland spots, although paid for through April, will probably go, along with Aplasta for sure. Start gallery hopping again — is there anything akin to Yapland in the metaverse? Maybe not, really. Themed shows are not really my bag, and perhaps I’m blocking another artist from moving in that would relish the opportunity to participate in such a show.

What are my own plans, then? Well, the 10×10 is complete, and I want to keep analyzing it with Hucka D.’s help in the next month or so. RL photography will pick up. I have plans for chromagraphs, but not sure how to further that. Maybe ask Kelly or someone else about mentoring programs. Of course, another Carrcass-1 could be just around the corner. I’m never lacking for projects, it seems. And map studies, of course. Go elsewhere… nothing against KY but not sure how much further I can progress in Healy. The ESG, in its true form, was first suppose to manifest in Healy and then disappear from that landscape to reappear in other landscapes (like the Gaeta rental property, apparently).

Hucka D. will be happy to know I finally visited BROOK today… went to the old dam… amazed that I didn’t remember all the little cascades between the dam and the reservoir. Beautiful place. My next project in that area might be to rent some wading boots somewhere and hike all the way up BROOK to as close to the source as possible. Before May 15th or so.

I guess it’s time to bring in Hucka D. “Hucka D.?”

Hucka D.:

Yes, you have more of a plan now I see. I was moreover attempting to sway you away from Nautilus City. You see the reasons now…

bb:

Yes. the 1024 square piece of property, despite the double prims, would have been limiting space, with no possibility for growth or for purchase, given the price tag of neighboring parcels for the most part. Ill designed island overall, Hucka D., although some beautiful builds there. Otherland and also Azure Islands have the right idea: large parcels so that you have space between you and your neighbor. No, Nautilus City island is no Otherland for certain.

Hucka D.:

You can’t go back to Otherland. Sorry.

bb:

I’m sorry too. Nor Azure Island.

Hucka D.:

Not so sure about Azure Island, since they have a commercial district.

bb:

Alright, I’ll leave that door at least a little ajar.

Hucka D.:

But conglomeration in Gaeta is a good idea. Let April run its course, see what develops in Healy, and then go for broke in Gaeta.

bb:

What about Klein?

Hucka D.:

Possibly a sandbox. Yeah, I like the neighbor’s builds as well. And the subway! That could be a way to keep in touch with Nautilus City… you certainly don’t have to be on the island. Maybe don’t give up on Klein. Test out buildings there. Sandbox.

bb:

Should we talk about the 10×10 more, then, tonight?

Hucka D.:

Read Floydadada again. Pool the resources for the 10×10… Baker Bloch’s weblog.

bb:

I’m going to the newly set up Gaeta gallery and maybe take some pictures. How about a talk about the transition from Oblong to Hidalgo. Oblong was from the summer of 2007; Hidalgo from spring 2008. In the meantime ESBUM came along, which I thought was two (pools) at the time but after Carcass-1 from December of 2008, realized ESBUM was actually one pool of two separate parts. Like Lake James.

Hucka D.:

ESBUM was a giant influence on your early existence in SL, baker b., as both Baker Bloch and Baker Blinker. I don’t think you’ve totally understood that influence yet. Kerchal Forest, for instance, and Ms. Blinker’s curse, which keeps her cleanly white and pink. She is still in direct resonance with the creature Shakenstein, found in that forest. She merged with that creature to go to “true” Baker’s Island, the one, perhaps, off the coast of Cape Breton Island in Newfoundland. Wait… Nova Scotia.

bb:

But it’s Henry’s Island.

Hucka D.:

You then found several island that seemed to roughly correspond to the size and shape and idea of this Baker’s Island or Henry Island in SL, including Azure Island #1, Azure Island #2, Burning Life Island, Nautilus City island, and Otherland Island #1. You should look over those early posts in the blog again, along with part 8, where you return to Sansara. But I think Nautilus City island might be closest to your idea, since it comes at the end of part 8. You found Baker’s Island, but then you immediately moved beyond it with immersion into the Carrcass-1 project, and then the Otherland project and then the Wheeler-Jasper collage project. Parts 1-8 of the blog are really self contained in this fashion. You should probably mention this to HBA sometime. Starting with part 9 and all those chat sessions we had (a-aa), it moved beyond SL in a larger way than even before with the Hidalgo series.

bb:

I thought Baker Blinker’s curse was over after the completion of Carrcass-1, Hucka D.

Hucka D.:

Yes, to a very large degree it was. The Moon and Pluto had been dealt with. Jasper 04 is something about that, Hucka D. Pier’s Gill, where you-know-who died in 2007, is replaced by Gill’s Pier after 2051, 44 years later. He will Return. Then you will have the promised land, where Carrcass-1’s real name can be revealed.

bb:

[Delete name], you mean.

Hucka D.:

Right. And then RS7 is coming up. You have many things to deal with in the near future. Conglomerate in Gaeta. It’s nice enough… you can sell there; manipulate the land more. Make your own self-contained energy, baker b. Let the web site and this blog be the main portal into SL. SL has no real energy by itself, or it’s not strong enough, at least for you. You are tied more to RL creations than many there who are working in more advanced ways, certainly, in scripting and such. You will only work in scripts in a limited way.

bb:

Let me briefly review, once more. Give up Nautilus City property obviously. Probably Yapland after April. Maybe keep Klein as a sandbox. Keep the 2048 in Gaeta and maybe expand it into 4096. Get rid of Aplasta.

Hucka D.:

That’s basically it.

bb:

Thank you.


We Better Chat, 8

Loose thoughts first before brining in, probably, Hucka D. once more. Think I’ve changed my mind about the Healy galleries: now thinking that I should keep both of them. Today played around with opening up the bottom floor of the Healy West Gallery (one containing the complete 10×10) into the formerly unaltered and enclosed middle to create a little courtyard. Worked out quite well.

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Also today messed around with other Arcadia Asylum material, including her unfinished Slum Econ Apartment. I discovered that an edited version of this apt. could be turned into a spiffy “gallery inside a gallery,” as the 10m x 10m perimeter allows it to fit snugly in the same sized whole in the middle of the ESG gallery. But I decided I liked the courtyard better.

Also outfitted the “Something to CHRO About” gallery with various pictures, including, as advertised, about 10 pre-10×10 collages from the 1980s and 1990s, a couple of chromagraphic works which will be revised later on, and then Edna’s collection of Pocahontas, Virginia photos. But, again, the main emphasis now is on the Healy West gallery and the 10×10.

Experiments with the flatter slum apt. building were less successful.

So before bringing Hucka D. in and getting his comments, perhaps, this is what I’m now planning to do: keep the 2, interlocked Healy galleries, keep the 1024 in Klein and even the 2048 in Gaeta maybe, and then get rid of the 1024 in Aplasta. Obviously the 1024 double prim lot in Nautilus City has to go. So that would leave me with about 27 dollars in land expenses a month… not terribly bad, although a little over what I’d like maybe.
“Hucka D.?”

Hucka D.:

You should have gone to BROOK today. Poor, little tired boy.

bb:

Tomorrow…

Hucka D.:

You have a plan, it sounds like.

bb:

I think you were right: the double decker version of ESG + Temple of TILE is not a permanent version. Maybe… but I need to keep Gaeta just in case.

Hucka D.:

You better go inworld now.

bb:

What about the 10×10 talk?

Hucka D.:

Work on the keywords tomorrow and we’ll go from there. Keep reading Floydadada.

bb:

Thank you.


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We Better Chat, 9

“Hucka D., you there?”

Hucka D.:

There I am.

bb:

Still not sure if ESG and Temple of TILE can be combined at this point, but I’m definitely gonna keep the 2048 in Gaeta for now. I like the ground house… gonna “live” in it for a while, I feel.

Hucka D.:

I see the future.

bb:

I realize that.

Hucka D.:

Yes, but you see better at this moment.

bb:

I’m going to briefly review my situation. I’m going to keep both parcels at Healy, the full ESG and then the new CHRO gallery. Quite sure about that now. Then I’m holding on to Gaeta, as I said, and probably Klein and Aplasta as well, since I need the latter for a sandbox. How much is that, then?

Hucka D.:

2500 in Healy, 1500 in Klein, 1500 in Aplasta, 2800 in Gaeta. That’s, er, around 23,000 lindens.

bb:

Let me check… no, Hucka D., you’re quite off here. It’s “only” 8300 lindens. That’s a little over 30 dollars, Hucka D.

Hucka D.:

Not ideal, but it’ll have to do for now. You should get it down to around 20 dollars, baker b.

bb:

Getting rid of Gaeta property will do that for me, Hucka D.

Hucka D.:

No, then don’t do it… yet.

bb:

I like it there.

Hucka D.:

You can’t get rid of anything right now. Check LaMa Estates and go to bed.

bb:

Thank you.


We Better Chat, 10

Gonna at least begin this one without the Hucka D. Bought additional 2048 in Gaeta next to the old 2048 to make 1 4096 square piece of property. Immediately populated the new property with trees to match those on the old one. Then began the real work of combining my two 30x30x30 galleries (Gallery at the Temple of TILE and Edwardston Station Gallery) using prims from the two lots combined. As of today I appear to be basically finished with this process — I am set up in Gaeta, then, and have even moved both gallery kiosks to that location, making these, I suppose, the “official” versions of each gallery. Apparently they were suppose to be combined after all. I was quite worried about lag in the sim after my computer crashed not once but three times the other night. But tonight in walking around the Gaeta gallleries, things were jerky, true, but I didn’t crash. Think this will work, then. I’ll create some pictures asap. Amazingly (again), the Gallery at the Temple of TILE, although basically the same physical size (30x30x30), seems considerably larger than older versions; and was able to contain quite a few more pictures than the version I set up in Klein only a couple of weeks ago, for example. I deleted that version in the last couple of days, btw, and, as I said, moved the Gallery at the Temple of TILE connected kiosk to Gaeta to combine it with the ESG kiosk. Just like that.

So what are the fates of the various other galleries now that this combining in one place as come about again? I’ll keep a close monitor of visitors in Healy to see if I need to keep that essentially duplicate Edwardston Station Gallery, but at any rate I believe I’ll keep the CHRO gallery there (Something To CHRO About). Need to take pictures of that interesting place now! Currently it happens to be a nice spot for Edna’s Pocahontas related photos, which were about the only ones I couldn’t find a niche for in the new and improved G at the T o T. It also contains the pre-10×10 collages and some CHROmagraphs, although I want to spruce up and expand the realm of the latter sometime soon. Related to that, I also want to take up keyboard playing in a regular way again. The CHRO experience is both an art system and a music system.

Theoretically I could reduce to just the one 2048 parcel in Gaeta, although it would be a *tight* fit. Did I mention I already deleted the Victorian ground house, in order to reduce any extraneous cause of lag? I knew I’d never “live” there anyhoot, and in its place, further into the lot, I just set up one of those 10 prim Arcadia Asylum created Shop in a Box that I used as the module to create the ESG. It seemed appropriate, and you have a nice view of my new mini-forest from the roof.

So before bringing Hucka D. in, here’s my plan. I have a square 4096 parcel in Gaeta, just like I did in Otherland. On it, just as before, are the combined Edwardston Station Gallery and Gallery at the Temple of TILE. The newest version of this combined gallery idea, first experimented with in the Neith sim of Azure Island #1 this past holiday season, is the most compact so far, yet contains, I believe, almost all the pictures of the former combined versions.

I still haven’t figured out a place to put the Edwardston sim related pictures that I had in the subway of former versions, though.

I suppose we can’t wait any longer — “Here’s Hucka D. for ya.”

Hucka D.:

Glad to be here tonight.

bb:

I’m going to head inworld to take some pictures in a minute, Hucka D…

Hucka D.:

Honestly, baker b., I didn’t know if you were going to be able to pull off this new, combined gallery thing. But you did. Lag may be a problem.

bb:

Lag’s always a problem, Hucka D. Wherever I set it up.

Hucka D.:

True. So you’re giving up Klein, I suppose. Nautilus City is already a goner. And maybe the ESG in Healy? Aplasta obviously. Theoretically, you could reduce, then, just to the CHRO gallery in Healy and then the 2048 in Gaeta. But I don’t think you can. You’ll keep both 2048s together for a while… just live there, as you’re saying. Maybe build a labyrinth?

bb:

I just like the forest there now. The land seems to need to be healed for a spell. Before doing anything further to it.

Hucka D.:

You heal land with your forests.

bb:

Yes. Think so.

Hucka D.:

We can talk about the 10×10 later. You better go inworld for your pictures.

bb:

Thank you!