Baker Blinker Blog Book III: Jeogeot I 02a (June/July 2009 01 of 02)


Loose Chatting, 01

“It’s been a little over a month since I moved to Jeogeot, Hucka D. Quite a month of activity!”

Hucka D.:

It’s not going to slow down soon.

bb:

I think so, Hucka D. I need to switch to other projects.

Hucka D.:

Write what you need.

bb:

To the reader: this is now what I’ve figured out. Gypsy Purse was born on the Mãebaleia continent, but she moved to the Jeogeot continent when young. Her father was part of the Crabwoo project, maybe the founder. His name: Blue Feather Douglas (not to be confused with the Native American musician Douglas Blue Feather). He is a counterpart to the Blue Feather toy avatar who organized the Jonesborough community on TILE Creek. He is most likely the one who brought toy avatars to SL, don’t you think Hucka D.?

Hucka D.:

It’s your story.

bb:

Ok. Continuing, then. Gypsy Purse went to school with both Grassy and Hucka D. at Chilbo, but before the present one. They both wanted to win her hand. This rivalry actually created a huge pocket of history in the toy avatar world, where they became enemies for 500 years and caused The Wilderness Battle…

Hucka D.:

Gypsy caused it, but it was not her fault.*

bb:

The Wilderness battle was the last battle of the last war between toy avatars and SL avatars. This took place directly north of Jonesborough, and south of a place called New Hope, also on the TILE Creek. The elongation of this huge chunk of added history allowed, somehow, Gene Fade, the toy avatar sometimes known as the last mossman, to come to Chilbo and win the hand of Gypsy Purse. He moved into the house that Grassy formerly occupied, but they never lived together, did they Hucka D.?

[Hucka D. does not answer.]

bb:

To continue: Gypsy Purse perhaps convinced Gene Fade at least, that her father’s plans for Chilbo were unintentionally warped in some way, and would cause an atomic explosion.

Hucka D.:

The explosion did take place. It wiped Chilbo clean off the map.

bb:

Let me move to Maebaleia, then. Karoz was born on The Moon of that continent, and not in Chilbo. His mother was Gypsy Purse, perhaps still is. Gene Fade went to the The Moon with her, her refuge from her father’s continental dreams of Crabwoo, for he was from Crabwoo.

Hucka D.:

He founded it. By the Blue Feather Sea named after him, or *formed* after him.

bb:

But it was destined to be a cursed community. I know that the Korean Channel of Jeogeot factors in here, or what Karoz use to call the Inland Sea. It was formed as a giant “E”, with the Xilted sim the portal to the next dimensional letter of “T”. This movement from E to T is the same as the formation of The Moon of Maebaleia, which I now think Gypsy Purse formed by herself as a reaction to her father’s plans for Crabwoo.

Hucka D.:

Her father, Blue Feather Douglas, accented a direct conduit between what we now know as Second Life and Earth itself through the body of water named after him. [There] was a holodeck involved. Conduit.

bb:

That’s, then, what Gypsy Purse reacted against in forming her Moon.

Hucka D.:

She knew of the Moon to Earth, yeah.

bb:

Karoz didn’t grow up in Chilbo, or at least the Chilbo we know today from the Jeogeot continent. He grew up in Crabwoo.

Hucka D.:

Yes. But he came to Chilbo later. Now.

bb:

Gypsy Purse kept him on her Moon as a youth. But he escaped to unite with his grandfather, Blue Feather Douglas, in Crabwoo.

Hucka D.:

He reacted against him as well, but not at first.

bb:

Gene Fade, after the conception of Karoz on The Moon, left what we now see as the SL grid and came back to Earth, specifically Frank Park, where the mossmen are traditionally associated with.

Hucka D.:

Correct. He left through The Arab, found on the Gel sim. Gelsomina. Powered by the Zeppelin tube. That’s important.

bb:

Made in Crabwoo, I assume.

Hucka D.:

*Taken* to Crabwoo.

bb:

Hmmm….

Hucka D.:

You need to speak about Cabron if you wish.

bb:

Cabron is where you were from, not the Victorian house much closer to present day Chilbo. That’s just a reflection. But both are on Route 10 (Cabron is considerably further away from Chilbo).

Hucka D.:

That is correct. I still live there (smiles).

bb:

That’s where you lived, with your father, when you went to school with both Grassy and Gypsy. (pause) I’m picking up something about a Sozzy Bozo, Hucka D.

Hucka D.:

As you are picking up on, Karoz created the general shape of the Korean Channel, modelled around his “E”. You are just retroengineering what he already made. He made it in the Blue Feather Sea, see. To counteract the energy of Blue Feather Douglas and his Crabwoo. Gypsy’s father, and his grandfather. He opened a gallery in it, which existed in this underwater location.

bb:

The Blue Feather Gallery.

Hucka D.:

It stretched the imagination of his grandfather, who was solidly involved in Crabwoo — on a single track of mind by that time. He was involved in the holodeck of Earth. He believed that the Blue Feather Sea, likewise created by *him*, *was* the Earth. The continent was formed around this sea. And then it happened again.

bb:

Karoz formed the Jeogeot continent around the Korean Channel that he designed. Amazing.

Hucka D.:

It is only when Rubidoo is secured by Karoz that Grassy and I will be able to return. That’s what you wrote anyhow.

bb:

What’s the real story, then?

Hucka D.:

Gene Fade had a specific reason for entering virtual reality.

bb:

He wanted to create an avatar that could safely walk Granddaddy Mtn., as you said. Hmmm… grandfather again.

Hucka D.:

Karoz found Rubidoo in Crabwoo. The Bill. Bill-as-one. Ruuster. R110. That was the secret organization to establish the SL grid, and prevent the atomic explosion at Chilbo, or what we now know as Chilbo. I knew Bill as a child.

bb:

He lived next to you? — perhaps in that lighthouse?

Hucka D.:

Salty Bill. Yeah. Yes.

bb:

The sailor, as Gypsy is a, well, gypsy.

Hucka D.:

Bill is… (pause).

bb:

Here we go. Mossman? Gene Fade?

Hucka D.:

You now know what caused the rivalty between Grassy and I. Gene Fade stepped into the breach. He had a mission. Then he returned through The Arab in Gel, which is an interdimensional craft. Foreign One. 4 in 1. Finally Married. He had accomplished everything he could in virtual reality, and had to returned. He was not happy about the rapid aging here, where 8 1/2 years equal 1 year on Earth. He stayed 1 year, but never won back the lost 7 1/2 years. Grassy aged as well, but in his case it just accelerated his reincarnational cycles. He died several times while in virtual reality alone. It was quite traumatic the first time it happened, but then he just showed up again several weeks later. Back at school… back to his same desk even. I hated the bastard.

bb:

But now you are friends.

Hucka D.:

Oh yes. All that behind us.

bb:

Obviously all of this is clearing up a bit, but there’s the added complication of the time lines being mixed up.

Hucka D.:

Yes, the future is forming in the past and visa versa. Like the “E” Karoz found in the Blue Feather Sea but was actually created by him long ago.

bb:

It’s fascinating to me that the R110 group, whatever they turn out to be, seemed to have formed the Linden grid and not the Lindens themselves.

Hucka D.:

They merely found it.

bb:

Mossman, or Gene Fade, was not a Mossman when he impregnated Gypsy Purse, was he?

Hucka D.:

No. He was a sailor. The Arab. Foreign One.

bb:

Bill… right?

[Hucka D. does not answer.]

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* 11/10/09: Question: was Gypsy possibly a shape shifter? (appearing to Hucka D. as something like Hurla Dontbee, and to Grassy something like a female Mmmmmm? — quasi Pleasure GELF, then?)


Loose Thoughts…

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“Let’s start with this SL continent diagram, Hucka D. Now this is in really, really rough form presently but I thought I’d go ahead and show here what I presently have, at this stage.”

Hucka D.:

SL was designed as a hexagon of continents. But the pattern only kicks in with Mãebaleia (green circle) above, and the switching from the original, western hemisphere of the virtual world to the new, eastern hemisphere. Heterocera was instead designed as a reaction to the original continent of Sansara. Some avatars do not even consider it a separate continent but merely an upward extension of Sansara. Jeogeot is different because it is far far to the south of both these original landmasses. The pattern was decided then, or *remembered* then. Then Mãebaleia was formed as a direct double to Jeogeot, but with some important decisions. They act as one organism, as you now know, spinning around each other; sharing a common “moon” now. Inside this is the story of Crabwoo and Chilbo. Now moving on around the hexagon defined circle you have continents after Mãebaleia forming correctly on the hexagon, first Nautilus and then Corsica. But Gaeta, planned as a series of interlocking continents, actually, represents another departure on the other side. Then you have, literally overnight, the island of Nautilus City popping up between Mãebaleia and Nautilus continent, after the original Gaeta continent, which I would color, roughly again, indigo in this scheme. Without Nautilus City, the western hemisphere could not be stabilized because of this. And the Blake Sea further reinforces this weakness, this crack. That’s why they are still valuable to explore. It was brought up in Nish’s comment to your comment tonight. You must go back to NC. Send Baker Bloch.

bb:

I’ll think about that.

Hucka D.:

Nautilus City would be colored blue-green or cyan in this scheme. If you look at the pattern, it would be directly opposite of Sansara.

bb:

On this older map of the SL grid, you can clearly see the Blue Feather Sea area of Mãebaleia was formed first. It’s sad to see Otherland in its true, prominent position on that map, Hucka D.

Hucka D.:

Yes.

bb:

Certainly an interesting collection of maps here from the eastern continents, Hucka D.

Hucka D.:

Another important thing to mention, baker b., is that Crabwoo was formed exactly 1 year after Chilbo, as the encompassing continent of Mãebaleia was roughly formed 1 year after Jeogeot. The hexagonal pattern above, in its perfect form, then, would produce continents exactly 1 year apart. But only Chilbo-Crabwoo retain this perfection.

bb:

What is the role of the Korean Channel here, in particular, the relationship of it with the six sim Blue Feather Sea?

Hucka D.:

To stabilize the central, most perfect part of the pattern, the Korean Channel had to be retro-engineered from the Blue Feather Sea. When this happened, all of SL began to revolve around the two involved continents, reacting against this perfection in various ways. Nautilus City is a prime example.

bb:

I have read brief comments that the Lindens, or maybe just a particular Linden, wanted each continent to have a primary urban area.

Hucka D.:

You must decide how to deal with that central perfection of Chilbo-Crabwoo and Jeogeot-Mãebaleia. Do you stay within that circle permanently, knowing what you know? It might be a good option. You want to talk about RL outside of SL, taking that up.

bb:

Right. I think I might be at the point of forming this inner circle within SL so that I feel comfortable to leave, having a center now. I could not find it while focused totally on Sansara, though. Sansara-centric view of the world, like Europe-centric.

Hucka D.:

But you have more to explore in SL still. You need to fill out the story of how Karoz came about, and what he will do. Blue Feather… toy avatars.

bb:

That can be left until later.

Hucka D.:

As you wish.


Where to forth now??

Led Zeppelin tube found on Gelsomina — need to study further. Hucka D. indicates it was taken to Crabwoo. Is it perhaps buried under the central Kashmir parcel, or maybe in the sky? DazedandConfused should know, perhaps? The Led Zeppelin tube was found in The Arab ship, maybe also taken to Crabwoo; dumped in the Blue Feather Sea.

Oh, Cabron has been declassified, since Hucka Doobie’s stash has been found there and returned to his inventory. The stash was discovered right at the time my 2nd month’s rent was due in Noru, and also a very attractive rental property opened up on the Atoll continent that I might have snagged if I just hadn’t paid my 30 dollar+ rent in Jeogeot. Interesting — always feel like I have to make a note of such similar event conjunctions.

Rubidoo on Granddaddy Mtn. is similarly inaccessible now, as I found out on Sunday. I transposed the energy, then, to a different location, where, in contrast, areas previously unknown to me started opening up. I might call this area Ragitoo, although that name has been loosely used to describe an area much nearer to Rubidoo, and also on Granddaddy Mtn. Sooo… might think of a new name for the new territory. I’ll start take pictures this weekend, hopefully Sunday. I’ve decided it would be a good summer hangout. It’s about 14 miles away from our house; close to Darkside as well, which I also revisted on Sunday. Special place! (didn’t take any pictures, once again).

Still have to finish the latest toy avatar post about Blue Feather and the rejuvenation of the Jonesborough community.

With the similar closing up of the 10×10, a parallel era of another type of collage synchronicity is coming to an end, it seems. It really is this time. Carrcass-1 *seems* an endpoint.

Cabron is now history. Otherland is history. And there seems to be no returning to Azure Islands, perhaps not to the Atoll continent either, although I’m more unsure about that. Redesign of the Temple of TILE there? It’s all mainlands now, it seems.

Map synchronicities may gear up again — probably will (maybe tonight???).

Still havent defined what R110 is… is it possible to explain right now? Wait until later to develop?

The Crabwood-Chilbo resonation seems super important, especially given that the Led Zeppelin Tube may be involved. This tube is a key in understanding how to get beyond Carrcass-1.*

An option would be to rent in Crabwoo. I’m sure good rentals are available still. Maybe keep the Noru properties for another month and then move on, either back to the Atoll continent, or to Maebaleia continent for a spell (most likely not to stay at the latter, though). And I’m not finished with Sansara I don’t believe, although I have recently described the searches for SL truths in Sansara alone as exhibiting a Sansara-centric viewpoint of this metaverse, kind of parallel to the old Europe-centric version of the world. This is definitely true I think. But on the other hand…

I need to practice the keyboards as much as possible each day. But don’t forget boss’ retirement tomorrow!

Jonesborough is probably sealed up for the summer due to gnats, heat, and so on. Just like last year at this time. The shift to Ragitoo (or whatever I decide to call it) has been effected, although gnats are a problem there as well in various places (Darkside doesn’t seem to be affected).

I’m going inworld now…

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* The search for new map synchronicities and the endpoint of the other type of major synchronicities I work with may actually be connected through the Blue Feather Sea and the Maebaleia continent as a whole. A key is the lack of IV beyond III. “Where is the 4th?” This may be a Led Zeppelin theme as well.

Put a tube in Blue Feather Douglas and allow him to speak again??


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LMI; Korean Channel (Top)

Karoz visits the Linden Memorial Island for the first time, and is impressed (!)

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A cardinal in the Rookwood sim. Nice to see a number of birds flying around in the trees here…

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… and the profusion of wildflowers.

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Meanwhile, Baker Bloch is exploring the upper reaches of the 30 sim Korean Channel Karoz seems to have lost a bit of interest in lately.

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Here Blochs is in Sacrelle at the very northwest corner of the channel, with its interesting cluster of elogated islands. Baker Bloch stands on the largest of these below, which also happens to be the one closest to the southeast corner of the sim.

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Baker Bloch is counting about 7 total islands in the cluster, with a number of other peaks whose tops lie just underneath the water’s surface as well.

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Cabron (Final Snapshots); AI1

I’ll perhaps have more to say about Cabron and a “remembrance” soon (see cover of current Toy Avatar Weekly as well). Again, it was an illegal build, planned to be a small art gallery, that has now been deleted, just like the case with the similarly illegal, proposed gallery of Just Call Me Ernie Banks in the Cub sim from last spring, along with the later Cub beehive. The new proposed gallery, again a Hucka Doobie creation, was set to be called the Beehive of Truth.

The final shapshots, then. I suppose the parcel was cleared probably within 24 hours of these.

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Then Karoz found himself on Azure Island #1 for some reason, and wandered onto this interesting parcel Baker Bloch told him about, a former neighbor when he lived in Neith last winter. Karoz thought the view outside to the now barren Inland Sea of that island was worthy of a snapshot or two. Very sad, though, for me, his user, since I remember the forest from before.

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Loose Chatting, 02

“Sorry about your Cabron and the Beehive of Truth, Hucka D.”

Hucka D.:

Tis OK. Disappointing, but OK.

bb:

Will the new Chro exhibit help fill in the void?

Hucka D.:

Yes sir. I will help. The Crabwoo-Chilbo connection is the most important thing in SL to me now. And perhaps for you as well.

bb:

Should we talk about Wheeler 09 [collage] tonight, then? And possibly some of the other 09 collages from the associated series [Jasper, Newton, Yale]?

Hucka D.:

You know now that the Noru gallery complex represents the situation more of Jasper 09 than Wheeler 09, since the associated waterfall Baker Bloch copied in Noguri [1 of 2 identical copyable waterfalls there] did not quite fit into the landscape, although a “perfect” spot was found. Perfect, I mean, as far as where it *could* have fitted in if the situation were a little different. But as it is, the gallery complex does not contain the waterfall, which is the same as the waterfall coming out of the rock rimmed portal in Wheeler 09. The same *rock portal* exists in Jasper 09, but with no waterfall in that case. You better link the collages to this post now, so you can take a look yourself.

bb:

OK, give me a sec. (pause). The posts talking about Wheeler 09, again, are here and here. The one for Jasper 09 is here.

Hucka D.:

Go ahead, then.

bb:

Well, I’m now remembering again that the waterfall was the last element I added to the earlier Wheeler 09, which is much like the Noguri waterfall I *attempted* to add as a last element of sorts to the Noru gallery complex. One fit, the other didn’t quite fit, despite my best attempts.

OK, we also know that the redder, larger parrot from Wheeler 09 [non-inverted one in terms of color] stands for Chilbo now, through that initial Fleep Tuque snapshot. I think that’s obvious, given the parrot kept repeating as well in Noguri.

Hucka D.:

Let’s take the Wordsworth grave, then. At a certain point, viewed from a certain angle, you realized that the fuchsia colored building in this same sim [Noguri] stood for this grave. It’s a building you noted a number of times already for this particular color, wondering if it could be connected with the fuchsia diamond that Karoz supposedly carved up during his time on Sansara, which you know now was actually his time on Mãebaleia. And then suddenly the resonance locked in, and you made the connection with the grave, specifically the headstone.

bb:

What is the significance of the portal not being formed on the Noru gallery properties, Hucka D.? The waterfall not being placed there, I mean.

Hucka D.:

It means that, unlike the situation in the Wheeler 09 collage, the portal could not be placed there, or opened there to allow the water to escape.

bb:

Maybe I should try again — to place the waterfall on the properties, I mean.

Hucka D.:

Maybe you should. But you cannot move the fuchsia colored building to your properties, and thus the purpose is defeated to a large extent. You cannot move, realistically, the parrot to your properties either. Too high a prim count for that one.

bb:

Reading further from that first Wheeler 09 link above, I remember that the album is the same as a sim, 512 x 512.

Hucka D.:

That would be…

bb:

OK, yeah, that would actually be 4 sims, if each pixel is a square meter. (pause)

Hucka D.:

Go ahead, then.

bb:

I suppose we should talk, then, about the piece removed to sync the album cover up with the base photograph from Rydal [in the Lake District, and home of Wordsworth for most of his life]. It exposes what might be the same as Wordsworth’s grave, a hole the same shape as his tombstone. This removed piece of the album is (pause). Hucka D., I’m thinking that the relationship of Jeogeot and Mãebaleia may be related to the Taijtu, since they seem to “spin around” each other in a similar way.

Hucka D.:

Exactly. That’s a comparison we wanted you to make.

bb:

You and, um, Hucka D. II?

Hucka D. (ignoring baker’s comment):

The parrots, you see. The parrots, inverted in respect to one another, and their tails. The Taijitu has 2 tails as well. This is the peak of SL.

bb:

Thank you.


Gallery Updates, 01

Enough updates have been made to the Noru galleries at this point to seemingly justify more blog posts devoted to the subject. The basic set up of the two main galleries in my Noru parcels, however, still remains quite similar to that in Ichalon, where they also coexisted together long enough to make a 10 part series of posts on them (Icalon Galleries 1-10, presently found on the 2nd page of the Edwardston Station Gallery category). In other words, I don’t see the need to create a whole new tour of the two galleries since a complete overhaul hasn’t been effected since the older tour was created. So let’s focus on the updates in these newer 5 posts on the Edwardston Station Gallery and the Temple of TILE.

Let’s start with the beam in spot for the Temple of TILE. I’ve moved this entrance point in the gallery back to the bottom floor of 8; for a time in Noru, I had it on the 4th, just so it would be more central within the rather complex temple layout. Maybe I’ll move it back, but for now it’s on the 1st, as it was in Ichalon as well. One has the Asylum created magazine stand and drink machines surrounding the entry point, along with an updated sign giving a picture of the whole Noru gallery complex instead of just the temple itself.

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In turning around, Karoz sees the particle red African butterflies that populated at least the Otherland version of the temple on this floor as well. With them this time are some particle ferns…

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… and on the opposite side of the lower floor, some particle snapdragons, which I may or may not keep there long term. All of these particle rezzers are owned by Baker Blinker, who, fortunately, also has the power to manifest objects on the Noru properties, as can all family members.

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Then I decided to make the red wall of this central temple chamber extend down a full 10 meters to match the green and blue walls also in this central region. This makes the set-up more like the original version of the temple, such as pictured here in Rubi.* This is the way it looked before my modification.

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I’ve also opened up some of the walls more to allow for additional Edna photographs to be hung, such as the nice one of Granddaddy Mtn. below. Presently there are about 55 photographs in the structure, compared with 100 collages in the Edwardston Station Gallery. I’m planning to add about 6-10 more, though, and the situation, at least, is much better than before the updates, when only about 35 photographs were on display in the temple. Too few, and also spaced too far apart. I think it looks considerably better now.

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Another created opening, but the added canvas slotted into the new space remains blank for now.

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Floor 2, which can only be reached from Floor 3 practically speaking, now contains a number of additional photographs around the perimeter of the central area containing the tyle cube and linden tree. These are all from Herman Park again, as are the ones on floor 1. However, these photographs deal directly with TILE Creek in this case. They’re also all from this blog, and snapped by me, baker b., instead of Edna. This first one Karoz is staring directly at here from up the ramp is of the Mmmmmm’s First Tree, described in this post from last year.

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From Jonesborough this time, the site of most of the Salad Bar Jack in the River of TILE related posts.

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And then New Hope, separated from Jonesborough by The Wilderness, famous as the location for the last battle of the last war fought by the toy avatars, according to Hucka D. and also Grassy Knoll (there’s a reason they should know!)

Actually, Karoz is turning his head toward the only picture of TILE Creek itself in the temple in the below snapshot. This is near Rez Rock, where both the group led by T-Bonz and also the 2nd group of toy avatars headed by Gene Fade (I believe) first manifested in that particular dimension within the context of the Salad Bar Jack in The River of TILE movie. Check the Toy Avatar category for more information on that (go to the older posts).

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* I’m also reminded through this picture from Rubi that the central Tyle Cube use to spin atop a lemon tree in older temple versions instead of the present linden or lime tree.


Gallery Updates, 02

Floor 5 is still filled with wonderful Edna photographs of the annual Land of Oz event that takes place near our RL home. But I did sneak in 2 photographs of the immediate proximate Darkside on formerly empty wall spaces. I’m trying to talk Edna herself into going with me to Darkside soon, and hopefully I can replace my own photographs of the place with what I’m sure will be her superior versions. Unfortunately, we probably have to wait until the leaves fall off the trees next October before getting similarly clear shots of the Temple of the Moon. Again, my photographs come directly from this blog.

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I’m not exactly sure how this happened, but the whole temple now lies slightly over the border of the neighboring sim, making me have to move several pictures out from the wall on that side in order to keep them from being derezzed (see below for an example). In other words, they have to lie on my Noru properties to stay put — moved snug against the wall and they are in Megi instead. The walls themselves — luckily — do not dematerialize because the 10x10x10 prims they are a part of always have their center well within Noru.

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Many of the new photographs added to the temple in recent updates are found on floor 6, making up most of Edna’s Pocahontas collection also found in earlier versions of the temple. I may have some additional remarks about Pocahontas in general in coming posts.

Again, as a reminder, floor 6 can only be reached from floor 7, as the twinned floor 2 likewise can only be reached from floor 3. This sounds like an inconvenience, but actually the access to these two levels has been opened up considerably in post-Otherland versions of the temple, thanks to the addition of numerous Aracadia Asylum modified ramps from her slum apartment building.

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I’m reminded through the below snapshot that several wall prims *were* returned to Baker Bloch’s Lost and Found folder, since they were not part of the original “beehive” cubes. All of these were found in the upper version of the modified slum apt. buildiing, as you can see below. Instead of moving the walls inward to set them on my property, I just decided to add rails to the two affected stories. The rails do not derez in these spots, because they, like the beehive wall prims, are hollowed out cubes.

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To close out our review of the updates to the Temple of TILE, I’d also like to point out that Toy Avatar Weekly magazines have been added in various spots within, such as the table below on floor 3, along with a Salad Bar Jack movie poster next to the teleporter. We’ll also run up on these 2 items when shifting our review to the Edwardston Station Gallery next.

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Gallery Updates, 03

Through the provided teleporter located on the bottom floor of the Temple of TILE, Karoz then moves approx. 40 meters to the west and another 80 meters down to the entry point for the Edwardston Station Gallery, the twinned 30x30x30 meter cube to the Temple of TILE, but with a quite different interior structure: simpler, more enclosed. Too enclosed in its original form (Healy, etc.) in fact, and thus in rebuilding the structure in Noru, I decided to open up some of the walls (for that’s what I was doing instead of actually removing walls, since I was merely cutting more of a single prim, hollow cube in most cases). 3 such walls were “removed” in this process, such as the one that use to block the view of Karoz in the second photo below. All openings created by removed walls — I’ll keep calling them that for simplicity’s sake — are now provided with guard rails to keep visiting avatars from easily falling into the courtyard below when walking about.

To the first photograph below, then: the Salad Bar Jack movie poster also present in the Temple of TILE reappears here, and also right beside the single gallery teleporter as well.

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A look up through the open center of the structure from just below the lowest of 6 floors, where Karoz is still standing. I thought this snapshot interesting because you can actually see some of the lower parts of the Temple of TILE just above the lip of the lightest wall here, from this perspective. There’s actually about a 50 meter gap between the top of the Edwardston Station Gallery and the bottom of the Temple of TILE, though.

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Interesting juxtaposition of the TILE colors on the still mostly empty Gallery #5 and the similar colors on the gallery map at the top of the ramp leading to floor 2. The transparent outer wall is another ESG update to give it a more open, lighter feel, one of 6 such transparent, outer walls in the gallery now.

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A look down from the 2nd interior wall opening that Karoz encounters as he works his way up through each floor from the bottom. This one’s on floor 3, containing the Yale-Newton collage series.

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On the same floor is now found this small break area, containing some more of those Aracadia Asylum drink machines, another Salad Bar Jack in the River of TILE poster, and also another Toy Avatar Weekly on the single table of the room as well.

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Karoz on floor 6. You might have noticed that the colors of the signs for each floor, giving the names of the collage collections contained within, also matches the color coding of the gallery map on floor 2. Thus floor 1 has a reddish colored “Greenup Series” sign, floor 2 has an orange colored sign, and so on up to the 6th floor containing the violet shaded “Wheeler-Jasper Series” sign. This was another effort to help orient the gallery vistor as he climbs upward through the floors, and simultaneously through each collage of the 10×10 in the order that they were created from 2004 to 2009.

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A view down from the 3rd and last interior opening on floor 5. The table and chairs Karoz can view here is positioned in the exact center of the ESG in reference to its square perimeter.

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Gallery Updates, 04

Leaving behind the Edwardston Station Gallery, let’s now follow Karoz to the ground level, where he views the newest structure added to the gallery complex, another familiar object to fans of this blog, though. It’s the Bayou Victorian house that has appeared in numerous guises through these pages, er, posts, first as a stand alone structure in Gliese on the Azure Islands, then as part of the Temple of TILE, first in Rubi and continuing in Azure Islands again (the Neith version this time — within the infamously oversized Ubertemple, the largest structure I ever created), only to now reappear in Noru again in stand alone fashion. Haven’t decided what to put in the house yet, but I like the look of it in that slot between the 2 bordering structures (unnamed galleries which I’m simply assigning numbers 4 and 5 presently; I suppose the new house will be gallery #6, then?). And I’m down to around 100 prims now to work with thanks to this addition. 🙂

To give a reference point, Karoz is now standing directly beside the table and 2 chairs I mentioned at the end of the last post. If he looks directly up here, he’ll be looking through the empty center of the Edwardston Station Gallery building.

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Let’s move, though, west in the courtyard area Karoz is wandering around now to the House of Truth, situated instead directly below the Temple of TILE hovering about 100 meters above. The House of Truth is another Fatima Ur Victorian style house, but a slightly newer, larger and more expensive model that the Bayou Victorian. It originally appeared in Neith, and was bought as a kind of retirement home — that’s actually what Baker Bloch called it at the time — when the extended Baker Bloch family moved back to tranquil, non-commercial Azure Islands after several months of hectic mainland business experience in Rubi. Baker Bloch rarely splurges for anything other than land in Second Life, and thus the 12 American dollar purchase represented a true benchmark in the family’s history, I suppose. Trouble is, it almost always has sat empty throughout its various manifestations in different locations, with a prominent exception being when it, too, was used as interior decoration for the Temple of TILE, while the latter was located in Klein for a spell (don’t worry faithful reader, even *I* get confused about connecting locations and structures at this point). But I think the present incarnation as the “House of Truth” represents my most successful use of this fine structure.

An admittedly confusing array of pictures greets the visitors to this house on its lower level. You have a seeming mishmash of maps, SL snapshots, and what appear to be highly pixellated alien faces — crop circles, actually. Moving the mouse over each picture gives descriptions that hopefully clarify their use a bit; if not then the visitor is out of luck, since there are currently no notecards attached to this smaller, complementary gallery.

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The 2nd floor also contains similar, enigmatic pictures.

What is actually being presented here is a story of the Jeogeot continent, and, in particular Chilbo and the supposedly related real life location of Chilbolton in the UK, which shares the same 6 starting letters as the SL community located a couple of sims to Noru’s south. The several pictures of crop circles on this lower of 2 floors in the House of Truth, for example, all come from the Chilbolton region. The majority of pictures from the upstairs level also come from Chilbolton, but of the town itself in those cases.

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I’ll leave interested viewers to walk through the gallery themselves if they wish, read the descriptions, and ponder the meanings I only hint about here (“hint” because I don’t know what I’m on about most of the time either!).

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Karoz then sits on the porch and looks over at the new, second Victorian house now on the properties, and again wonders if it is ultimately a good fit there.

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Then he moves to the new addition to look down at the House of Truth just walked from.

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Gallery Updates, 05

Finally in our gallery update tour, let’s briefly visit the mostly empty Gallery #4, still unnamed as of the present. But I’m leaning a bit toward “Blue Feather Gallery”, a name mentioned several times already in this blog in association with another place called Crabwoo, a sort of poor man’s twin to Chilbo. Or something.

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Anyway, let’s follow Karoz again up into the gallery itself through that pink teleporter ball. Actually I think I’ll just let blog readers view the pictures for now, since descriptions haven’t been crafted for the various photographs within. Hucka D. and I have discussed their implications in our chats already; the basic premise is that Chilbo and Crabwoo are sort of twins, again. But just in the past several days this has opened up, seemingly, into another whole level with the discovery of Zen City and also some stuff I haven’t had a chance to study yet that directly extends from this small, perhaps distantly desecrated village on the west coast of Jeogeot.

More soon, I promise!

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Loose Thoughts, Then Chatting…

Should be able to catch up with text generation in this blog Tuesday or Wed. Karoz has some decisions to make. “Hucka D.?”

Hucka D.:

Thanks for inviting me here again, baker b.

bb:

Of course. Thank you.

Hucka D.:

You wish to ask about Rubidoo. But you are considering a name change. That happens tomorrow — the visit, I mean.

bb:

Yes. I think I should go there.

Hucka D.:

There’s always Boulder. Hard to loose with Boulder.

bb:

I think I need to take the camera to… what should I call it?

Hucka D.:

I don’t know. John Banor College is right next door. Banorland then, perhaps?

bb:

Right on the Kelp River as well. Kelpland. Kelpington.

Hucka D.:

Well… go take pictures anyway.

bb:

Hucka D., Karoz wants to go on a long hike to the western part of Jeogeot.

Hucka D.:

He needs to visit Pearl Toast while he’s there. The famous rock jam group. Ask Dazed.

bb:

So they have property on that side of the continent?

Hucka D.:

Yeah, on one of the islands. They have the tube, you know. The thing you’re looking for. And a lot of other people as well. From the different dimensions… everyone is looking for the hole from SL to other virtual realities. All these people from the dimensions, I mean. And it’s this rock jam band that hold the key, er, tube. The unreality tube.

bb:

So you’re saying all this Chilbo-Crabwoo resonance is going to open up another level of complication. Through this door or sumtin.

Hucka D.:

There is a precise balance to Chilbo even on the same continent. Pearl Toast. Start tonight if you wish. Look in da bushes.

bb:

Do you wish to talk more about the Led Zeppelin tube, then?

Hucka D.:

Yeah, sure. And Flynn — yeah I do laugh (laughs).

bb:

Right on. Hucka D.?

Hucka D.:

Yeah?

bb:

The tube. You said you wish to talk about it.

Hucka D.:

A number of different groups are looking for the same thing. There’s C.A.R.P. They’re from way over to the west of the grid. And Holodeck Inc.

bb:

The ones who made that holodeck Karoz just refound in Malyshkin, perhaps?

Hucka D.:

Yeah, you just tipped them off. They know the Blue Feather Sea is special. That’s why they’re in Malyshkin to begin with. Same for DazedAndConfused.

bb:

But I think that’s just a store that sells rock paraphernalia.

Hucka D.:

You wish!

bb:

Are they a malevolent force, then?

Hucka D.:

Nah, I’m just joking (nervous laugh).

bb:

Let’s pretend they’re not, though. What do they want, or what do they know?

Hucka D.:

SID. The missing piece. Missing sim, I mean.

bb:

The sim that use to be a part of Jeogeot?

Hucka D.:

Yes. It was stolen from the grid.

bb:

Stolen by who? The Lindens?

Hucka D.:

The Who is a closer guess (grins).

bb:

DazedAndConfused, then?

Hucka D.:

If we’re pretending, then: yes.

bb:

Can you tell me, us, what exactly this tube is?

Hucka D.:

A source of unlimited power, because it comes from unreality.

bb:

Will it be or was it found on The Arab?

Hucka D.:

*Yes.*

bb:

Is it foreign? Foreign One?

Hucka D.:

Yes, it comes from a different dimension.

bb:

Sumatra?

[Hucka D. does not answer this question.]

bb:

OK, Hucka D. Is the tube the same as Winesap?

Hucka D.:

That’s an interesting question. (But he still doesn’t answer it.)

bb:

I’m going to pretent, once more, that it is. Is it the same as TILE Creek, then? Hand Spring to Drink Lake?

Hucka D.:

Water.

bb:

Water? Channel?

Hucka D.:

Can you speak Korean yet?

(to be continued?)

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“Hucka D., I’m picking up on additional clues about a Ouija board.”

Hucka D.:

That’s the TILE Board, actually. Cave of the Alphabet and all. White Jut Rock. Tongue. Cave. Speak. Channel.

bb:

Are the toy avatars involved, then?

Hucka D.:

When aren’t they?

bb:

Can you give the name of a specific sim that Pearl Toast may reside in?

Hucka D.:

Yes. It’s a Korean name, mind you. Starts with a K. Korean. K.

bb:

That it?

Hucka D.:

Yes. K. Korean.

bb:

Can you give me some other groups that are looking for the tube?

Hucka D.:

Well, there’s Led Zeppelin itself. It was theirs to begin with, or so they thought. They wish to claim what they think is rightfully theirs, then. But that’s just another malevolent force to deal with. Do you have a proper virtual weapon? Or does Karoz, I mean?

bb:

I don’t think so. Should he learn, I don’t know, karate?

Hucka D.:

Pearl Toast will be met in the middle of a channel and they will be armed. Two arms apiece. And they will come out with their weapons firing and turn Karoz into a bloody little virtual pulp if he’s not careful. Best to avoid them, actually. Avoid all sims starting with K, then.

bb:

How many people are in Pearl Toast, Hucka D.?

Hucka D.:

3 or 4. C.A.R.P has 2. Led Zeppelin… well, there’s just one you have to worry about, and it’s not the one you think.

bb:

Plant?

Hucka D.:

Yes. A carnivore he is. Name is ironic.

bb:

Is he pissed off because of [delete name] and his doings?

Hucka D.:

Maybe you should just meet him face to face. Dazed can set up a meeting.

bb:

Is he the force behind Dazed, then?

Hucka D.:

Plant is really the one you need to speak with. Ask him: “Did you make her?”

bb:

Should Karoz meet him in that K sim?

Hucka D.:

*No.* Let him come to you. Just… tell you what, I’ll help.

bb:

How can you help?

Hucka D.:

I know something about… well… um… it’s a haunted house we’re looking for.

bb:

Like Norman Bates’ mother’s house?

Hucka D.:

Precisely like that.

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bb:

Is Dolly Varden involved?

Hucka D.:

Rest again, now.

bb:

Thank you.


“Beyond Rubidoo”

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