Baker Blinker Blog Book III: Jeogeot I 03c (July/Aug 2009 03 of 03)


Sunklands

First, a map of Sunklands, growing in legendary status with each passing day. I’m already bragging about my intimate ties to the region to even friends who are totally unfamiliar with Second Life. I think I just like the way the word rolls off my tongue. Sunklands, Sunk, sink, sank. Sunklands.

But to get serious or sumtin, you can see from the encircled region of the below map the extent of Sunklands. The way I define it here makes it a bit less than 1 square mile total land. You can also see all of the clearly identifiable sinks of the region, which number six according to my counting. The Lill Burn Valley where Baker Bloch lived for several weeks is the location of the westernmost sink, tucked in the northwest corner of Sunklands proper.

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When Baker Bloch initially tries to enter Sunklands from the east to begin the first blog tour of the area, he instead encounters empty space.

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Only after he logs out of SL and back in does the first Sunkland related sim beyond the eastern lip of the region come into existence again. This would be Oolamoo. Baker Bloch, however, stands in Arang below and stares down Route 10, which passes into Oolamoo several meters in front of him.

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A lake is found at the bottom of the second largest sink of Sunklands. This is still in Oolamoo, but on the western side now. That high wall separates Oolamoo from Drews to the west, and also separates two parts of what appear to be a single lake. However, the water level on the dammed Oolamoo side is about 10 meters higher than that of the Drews side (45 meters to 35 meters). In fact, in walking around the Drews side, the water never seems to come much above Baker Bloch’s knees. The Oolamoo side can reach a depth of 10 meters.

And just as a side note, there has been hints in more recent chat related posts on this blog about the Oolamoo/Drews Lake once harboring The Arab, and maybe where it was first discovered in Second Life. More on that soon, perhaps.

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Another shot of the Oolamoo part of the lake, looking east. This is in a really nice residental area extending over all of Oolamoo and also the majority of Nedben to the north. I will also admit that this is the place Baker Bloch has been hiding out since Part 18 of this blog kicked in about August 21st or so.

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The much shallower, Drews half of the lake now. The wall in the background represents the other side of the same wall where Baker Bloch is floating in his little floaty toy above.

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Penned ducks are found on the shores of the lake in Drews.

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A view looking east across the shallow Drews version from a disrepaired, small temple on the west edge of Drews. Overall, the lake is close to about 450 meters long and about 50 meters across at its widest point.

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Baker Bloch then follows Route 10 west to the edge of the largest sink, but has no time to enter and explore this night.

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Blue Galleries, Mãebaleia Continent

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Chats…

Hucka D.:

You are correct, baker b., in assuming that The Arab was found and not built in the Sunklands. That was the initiative, to revitalize The Arab and make its original use available again. Inter-grid travel.

bb:

To Mythos?

Hucka D.:

Yes. And other grids. SL, Mythos, Others.

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bb:

Karoz was brought in at a certain point to help revive The Arab’s powers, then.

Hucka D.:

At the Center. Petermond.

bb:

Good, I was going to ask that soon enough. The alternate name of the percieved center of Sunklands, then, is Petermond, or “Peter’s Mound”?

Hucka D.:

Yes. They were told to send a town, and they did. Petemond. It was taken from another grid. Arizona?

bb:

New Mexico?

Hucka D.:

Maybe both at once. A-M/N-Z.

bb:

Almanoz?

Hucka D.:

Maybe. Ask more about Pete or Peter.

bb:

Peter was attached to S.F.?

Hucka D.:

Yes, yes. Peter was the incarnation of S.F. in SL.

bb:

Is S.F. the same as The Arab?

Hucka D.:

No.

bb:

Is S.F. just the mountain Seathwaite Fell, then?

Hucka D.:

Yes.

bb:

Did Peter have something to do with my art 10×10?

Hucka D.:

Yes. Sponsorship.

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Hucka D.:

In the center of Sunklands, at Centerville, at Petemond, there use to be a sign that said “There is no God.” Peter put that there for a reason. Around it were four objects arranged in a square. This is what God spoke, according to Peter, to move himself out of existence. This is where God committed suicide. TILE is born there, instead.

bb:

Hmmmm… were these objects letters?

Hucka D.:

Yes.

bb:

Were they all letters?

Hucka D.:

Right.

bb:

TILE, then.

Hucka D.:

Peter wanted you to know that sign existed. It seems like a negativ concept, but the lack of an “e” implies otherwise.

bb:

Isn’t the tetractys God himself? Isn’t recounting those *numbers* the recreation of God? Just count backwards… 10… 9… 8… 7…

Plant:

Have you called the Blue Feather Gallery lately, baker Beach?

bb:

Hi Plant. Hucka D. suddenly gone?

Plant:

Yes. He, er, is in the wings.

bb:

Alright, Mr. Plant, I’ll call… (calls that number again)

Woman on other end:

Blue Feather Gallery, may I help you?

bb:

I’m afraid to ask, even. What location is this?

Woman:

Blue Feather Gallery. Can I help you with an art purchase today, sir?

bb:

No, I mean what state? What city?

Woman:

Sternberg.

bb:

Yeah, that’s an artist that you sponsor.

Woman:

We are located in Sternberg.

bb:

What state is that?

Woman:

I’m not sure what you are asking. We are on what’s called the Jeogeot continent, though.

bb:

In Second Life?

Woman:

Well, yes sir.

Plant (reaching for phone):

Here, let me speak to them please. (takes phone) In bitte eine momente, sprechen zie Deutche. Uniko, oh.

Woman:

Uniko, da.

(Robert Plant Variant later translated what he said was Uniko to English. I’ll insert his translation here… thanks Mr. Plant!)

Plant:

We have baker Beach here and are attempting to resurrect Petemond. Peter’s Mound. He knows about the sign.

Woman:

He is asking for the picture with Marty in it, then?

Plant:

Well… *no* (Plant gets visibly irritated here). Not that one.

bb:

I don’t understand a word you’re saying to each other.

Plant (to bb):

I’ll translate later… (to woman) No, not that one.

Woman:

It’s the most famous picture from that era. Very popular.

Plant:

Well, that’s great. Great to see it selling so well. How about *my* picture? With the tube. How’s that doing?

Woman:

We sell a good number of those as well.

Plant:

But not as many.

Woman:

Well… no.

Plant:

1/2 as many?

Woman:

About a third as many. It’s still quite popular. It’s just, sir…

Plant:

It’s not *just* at all! Ok, that was uncalled for. Sorry.

Woman:

I can understand why you’re upset.

Plant:

Have you talked to Peter lately?

Woman:

He called from Norumbega just yesterday.

Plant:

We call that Noru now. It’s where baker Beach lives now. Isn’t that interesting?

Woman:

Yes. Neat.

Plant:

I want to order 50 of me running with the tube to Sternberg. To *your* gallery, after all.

Woman:

But then it was…

Plant:

Have you seen Page lately? 156?

Woman:

We sweep them up constantly.

Hucka D.:

Sternberg Gallery owner, ladies and gentlemen. Wasn’t she great?

Woman:

Who is that?

Plant (still speaking to woman and ignoring Hucka Doobie, who has just “reentered”):

Interesting story… ‘nother one. He’s a spirit from Earth.

Woman:

They come in the shop every now and then. They have a lot of time on their hands… since, you know…

Plant:

They’re here all the time. (to Hucka D.) Hucka, you’re here all the time, right?

Hucka D.:

In SL? Yes. I’m one of the undead.

Plant (still to Hucka D.):

Do you have clubs where you meet, by chance?

Hucka D.:

Not really. I know some of the others, though.

Woman (to Plant):

I’d be curious to take a census.

Plant (to Hucka D.):

The Sternberg Gallery owner is wondering exactly how many there are like you, then.

Hucka D.:

We must wrap up now. I must sweep up.

bb:

I haven’t understand a word of this since you started talking on the phone, Mr. Plant. Even Hucka D. is speaking this strange tongue now.

Hucka D.:

Oh sorry. This better?

bb:

*Finally*. Thanks.

Plant (to woman again):

So 50 of those, right? You can manage that?

Woman:

Yes.

Plant:

I’ll send you the Lindens as soon as I can cash my paycheck.

bb (picking up word he thought he understood):

Limes?

[to be continued?]


b_hivia Gallery tour, part 01

The b_hivia tour begins. Sorry that the pictures mostly look the same but the gallery is designed as a no frills, large volume art warehouse of sorts. The gallery is a bit of an art piece itself, though, and I hope it’s not too confusing to the uninitiated — i.e, the ones that didn’t build it. 🙂

To start, let’s talk about what exactly is in b_hivia, or refresh one’s memory. It contains the entire art 10×10 of 100 collages that I, baker b., created from 2004 until 2009. I consider this to be my most important art project, and certainly the one that took the longest. Not that I was working constantly on this project during those years, but 10/12ths of a solid year was fully devoted to it out of this 4 1/2 year span, to the exclusion of almost all other creative energies. I know this because each tier of the 10×10, numbering 10, with 10 collages in each, (thus the “10×10” title) took almost exactly 1 month to create. No real variances on this, whether it was toward the first or toward the last. It’s an interesting, little fact, and one reinforced recently with the Jan-March completion of the the final two tiers (9 and 10) from this year, or what I call the Wheeler-Jasper series.

The unfolding of the 20 collages in the 2 tier Wheeler-Jasper series is chronicled in some detail in this blog at the time, and you can read about them if you wish here (link also provided under the “My Galleries” page at the top of the blog, within the b_hivia description). Again, as with all my blog posts, the most recent posts will come at the top. If you dig back even further, you’ll find that the Hidalgo collage series is also described during the time of its creation, which, in that case, would be during March-April of 2008. This also means that 30 collages of the 100 collages, almost a third of the whole work, were created during the time of this blog, which dates back to February 2008.

I might also add here that I’ve constantly seen the Baker Blinker Blog as being divided into sections according to months, starting with the first post on Feb. 20, 2008. I still organize it this way, and when I print out the blog and put it in ring binders, I’ll reverse the order of the posts to make them read front to back, but I’ll also arrange them according to these month long sections. As of the present, I’ve completed, then, 17 sections, and am finishing up the 18th this weekend, perhaps.

The reason I bring this up in connection with b_hivia specifically is that my deep involvement with each of the collage series during this time, besides taking up exactly one month apiece, also corresponds with one of these month long sections, namely:

2: Hidalgo (3/17/084/17/08)
12: Wheeler (1/23/092/20/09)
13: Jasper (2/23/093/17/09)

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But I’ll leave a fuller discussion of that subject for another time.

The other important aspect of the new and hopefully improved gallery besides the art 10×10 of 100 collages is the presence within of about all of Edna Million’s photographs formerly displayed in the Temple of TILE, which number around 60. To remove them from the context of the temple, where they admittedly worked so well, was a difficult decision. As I mentioned, b_hivia has its pluses and minuses, and I can’t discount a shift back to the old galleries where the Edwardston Station Gallery contained *just* the 10×10, and the Temple of TILE contained *just* Edna’s photographs. But for now they are blended, and in an interesting way, I feel. This *may* be the best way to exhibit the works, separately or together.

Let’s start the tour and see how the two collections, one collages and one photographs actually complement one another within the space of b_hivia.

Below is the beam in point for the gallery as a whole. This will be floor 1 in our numbering system… there are 7 floors altogether, not counting mezzanine areas. Floor 1 only exhibits Edna’s photographs, and the teleporter for this level is currently named “b_hivia Gallery: Photography Central”, because this is the largest, contiguous display of photographs within the gallery as a whole.

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A look toward the center of the gallery, with its blue table and light. Clicking on this light provides a URL for more in-depth b_hivia information, as mentioned in the notecard that should pop up for visitors when they teleport into the main entrance here.

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The right or west side of the gallery on this floor contains some of the more abstract of Edna’s photographs, as well as a couple of Charleston, South Carolina shots. More Charleston pictures will also be found higher up in the gallery.

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The left or east side contains Land of Oz related photographs, which should be familiar to those who visited the old Gallery at the Temple of TILE.

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Ramps on each end of b_hivia (east and west) provide access to higher levels. In front of Baker Bloch below is the east, lower ramp. A green sign has since been added to indicate that up the ramp will be found the Oblong series of the 10×10.

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Baker Bloch ascends the ramp to view the first of the Oblong collages…

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… but let’s back up and start our tour of the collage sections of the gallery in the correct order, at least according to the age of the collages within the overall 10×10. For it is the Greenup series that actually begins the 10×10, not the Oblong series, which instead starts the 2nd half of same. So Baker Bloch has now walked to the other side of the gallery, passed the *red* sign for the Greenup series, and is, below, looking at the first collage of this series, which is also the first of the 10×10. From this point Baker Bloch will keep ascending higher and higher through the 6 floors of the west side of the gallery until reaching the roof, when he’ll need to beam down to floor 1 again to begin a similar ascent through the east side of the gallery.

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The first 5 collages of the Greenup series, created *way back* in late 2004. Seems like a decade ago now. Amazing to think that Second Life itself was just getting its feet underneath it at the time.

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b_hivia Gallery tour, part 02

Since creating this post and its snapshots, I’ve deleted the wall fan pictured below. The idea was to let visiting avatars realize this is the wrong way, and that you should keep ascending the provided ramps to correctly follow the collage story of each series.

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Baker Bloch ascends the next ramp, the second on this side of the gallery. He turns around to find a straight-as-an-arrow waterfall flowing *up* from a rectangular pool. Collages 6-11 of the Greenup series surround this central scene.

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Nothing within the rectangular pool. Just sand or sumtin on the bottom.

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The 11th collage of the Greenup series. Here Baker Bloch must either turn around or…

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…walk through the triangular opening provided just beyond collage 11 here.

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Now this is where the gallery has changed in the meantime, because I’ve edited the ramp prim to create a small, maybe 3 meter wide path in the space Baker Bloch is standing on below.

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Baker Bloch looking back to the triangular space he just passed through, now a path, as I just said.

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He’s now reached the room containing collages 12-16 of the Greenup series, which is almost exactly the same as the one passed through before containing Greenup collages 1-5.

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About the only difference is the seating provided in the alcove to the room, where Baker Bloch now sits. Oh… and the waterfall of course.

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b_hivia Gallery tour, part 03

Baker Bloch actually has to walk through the phantom waterfall to ascend the next ramp, taking him to…

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… a room or space very similar to the floor below, once again. Differences: the water in the pool is now flowing down, not up, and there is also a fountain on the wall to its left in the picture below. The end collages of the Greenup series (17-20) are found displayed here.

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Better view of the fountain with its Green Man like visage.

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He’s now standing beside collage 20 of the Greenup series, its endpoint. Another triangular opening must be traversed to quickly reach the next series, Rose Hill. Just as before, there’s now in this space a 3 meter (or so) wide path, making the ramp considerably more accessible, or allowing avatars to know that this is the correct way to ascend, at least to get most quickly to the next batch of collages.

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Baker now stands in front of the first of 10 Rose Hill collages, the series following Greenup in the overall art 10×10. This is from 2005, and the style of the Rose Hill series will hopefully appear much different than Greenup, more artsy and self-contained, perhaps. This was the conscious intention at least.

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A little different twist in the ascent comes now, because Baker Bloch must quickly climb not just one but two ramps in succession to reach the next floor and complete his viewing of the Rose Hill series. Collages 1-4 of this series appear, left to right, in the picture below.

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Floor 4 of b_hivia. Baker Bloch looks through opening framed by Rose Hill 06 Collage and Rose Hill 07 Collage toward Rose Hill 08 Collage with its dominating blue and tan geodesic shapes.

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One of the 3 teleporters currently in b_hivia is located beside where Baker Bloch stands above and below. I decided to name it “Collage Central”, for on this floor (4) is found only collages and no photographs, the only time this happens within the gallery.

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Baker Bloch turns right and through the last two collages of the Rose Hill series, toward yet another ramp. He’s just over halfway up the innards of b_hivia now.

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b_hivia Gallery tour, part 04

The beginning of the Yale-Newton series greets him at the top of this ramp, or tiers 4 and 5 of the overall 10 tier work. This is the last collage series appearing in the east side of the gallery.

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First 5 collages of Yale-Newton. Again notice there is no waterfall in front of the next ramp here.

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Instead the waterfall is found in the mezzaine area containing the everpresent pool, 1/2 floor up. Again the water flows up from this direction. The idea is that the water flows from this pool and into this pool at once, creating a kind of perpetual motion action somewhat akin to the one in this famous Escher print called Waterfall.

Notice also that the waterfall now is white and not blue, like the one passed through before in the Greenup series rooms. There are, in fact, 2 blue waterfalls and 2 white waterfalls of this kind in the gallery as a whole.

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Same story as before: the passage here has been enlarged to form a path for easy access to the remaining 10 collages of Yale-Wheeler.

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The first 2 collages of the Newton half of the Yale-Newton series.

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First 6 collages of Newton. I should also add here, perhaps, that we have a resurfacing of Lake District images in the Yale-Newton collages of the art 10×10, absent since the Greenup series (where they otherwise dominated). Each series beyond this, all the way up to Wheeler-Jasper that ends the 10×10, will contain at least several collages with this type of imagery.

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End of the Yale-Newton collages. Another pool and another fountain, just like the one already found by Baker Block in his tour of floors below.

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Newton 10 Collage…

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… and after another tight fit through a subsequently enlarged passage, Baker only has another quick ascent through two successive ramps to reach the top of the whole structure, technically floor 7. He has ascended through the entire height of the east wing.

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To continue his tour of 10×10 collages in the correct order, he must use the provided teleporter (“b_hivia Gallery: Roof”) to head back down to floor 1 (“b_hivia Gallery: Photography Central”).

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Sinking into another chat…

“I wish to talk to you more about Sunklands tonight, Hucka D., if it’s possible.”

Hucka D.:

Of course. Petemond. Center. Peter’s Mound. A town was sent.

bb:

Was this in the Pudding Hill sim?

Hucka D.:

Look that up.

bb:

OK (pause to look up)… ahh, another New Zealand location, like many in The Sinks. Interesting criticism here of investing in SL land using Pudding Hill property as an example.

Hucka D.:

You are not interested in profit, though.

bb:

No, but it’s interesting to read the myth he expounds on so well. Some of the information is dated.

Hucka D.:

You move around too much to worry about profit. You are onto other things. Exploration. *Information*.

bb:

Which could bring us back to Sunklands and this Petemond. This town that was sent from somewhere else. You say Peter use to live in Noru, which might be the same as Norumbega.

Hucka D.:

Norumbega was larger than Noru. Karoz’s Circle of Exploration is a key here.

bb:

Is that the same as Norumbega, then?

Hucka D.:

Essentially: yes.

bb:

But Noru would sit in the very center of it, since that was Karoz’s, *is* Karoz’s home base.

Hucka D.:

Yes.

bb:

But Peter fought with Karoz over this center?

Hucka D.:

Yes. It was understood, though, that Karoz had to win. This was all established beforehand, in other dimensions and not this SL one.

bb:

You said the Noru property, then, had something to do with the creation of Sunklands in the first place.

Hucka D.:

Magic 9 Square. 9 1024 parcels in the northwest corner. Who gets the central one of the nine? Well, it is already predetermined, although echoes of the past/future clash are apparent.

bb:

Should we talk about Quetzalcoatl?

Hucka D.:

Sure.

bb:

I have a feeling he is actually creating Sunklands.

Hucka D.:

True enough.

bb:

Who is opposing him?

Hucka D.:

No-one, really.

bb:

What is the resistance, then?

Hucka D.:

Density.

bb:

Was The Arab in Petemond?

Hucka D.:

Plant is here.

Plant:

Hi baker Beach. Beautiful night, isn’t it?

bb:

Yes, very nice. I have my window open next to the computer here. How about you?

Plant:

Oh I’m not really here. Waveforms, you see.

bb:

Right. What did you want to speak about tonight?

Plant:

The sign in the center of Petemond.

bb:

The place where God committed suicide?

Plant:

Yes. He just moved out of the SL dimension, though.

bb:

You must make peace with Marty, you know. In order to truly help with the coming problems.

Plant (reluctantly):

Yeah. (pause) I know.

bb:

Can you do that?

Plant:

*No* (laughs)

bb:

What did the fellow ever do to you?

Plant:

He just *was*. *Is*. Still around and kicking, you know. Like me.

bb:

I had some more insights today about Marty. At the coffee shop I frequent, his music, his variant’s music I mean, was purposely switched on by the barista to replace the country music then playing. I was just talking about another “Marty” as well, an old, old friend who had just ordered in front of me. I didn’t wish to talk to him, though.

Plant:

I think this has something to do with Flatland.

bb:

Yes, come to think of it. Probably does. We use to talk about the 4th dimension, this other Marty and I. I was interested in Abbott’s book at the time, and this other dude, Claude Bradgon I believe. Hold on… Quite fascinating. Yes, I see that I was suppose to bring this up tonight in this particular post. Marty was helping me.

Plant:

Bastard.

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Marty:

Hi.

bb:

Hello Marty.

Marty:

Hello. Hi.

bb:

4th dimension?

Marty:

I have to be careful. Your world is not what it seems.

bb:

SL?

Marty:

No. RL.

bb:

Miracles?

Marty:

Yes, where miracles happen the truth peeks through. Sunklands is such a place, a crack in unreality.

bb:

And then truth peeks through.

Marty:

Truth peaks through, period.

bb:

What is your relationship with Peter, namesake of Peter’s Mound or Petemond?

Marty:

You are sensing that others are involved. Truth. There is the polarity of [delete name] and [delete name], like in Dr. Blood. They created Dr. Blood from that tension. Dr. Blood would be another Marty type entity in Sunklands, then.

bb:

Interesting. Thank you for that. What does Karoz have to do with this?

Marty:

Karoz carved the diamond as George Carver. In the center it was. Sparkling pink with many, many facets. Too many? Maybe.

bb:

Dr. Blood has something to do with that as well?

Marty:

Yes. Reaction. Complex and simple. Earth and Moon. Primary and satellite. Action and reaction. It is difficult to know what came first, though. One creates the other. Moon creates Earth as Earth creates Moon.

bb:

But it’s more one way than the other.

Marty:

33.33 is usually a dimensional shift number. Here we have 75-25.

bb:

So the diamond created Dr. Blood.

Marty:

It would appear so the way I am putting it here.

bb:

What does Quetzalcoatl have to do with this? Dr. Blood? The Diamond?

Marty:

He said: “Help me.”

bb:

Is Quetzalcoatl the same as Jacob?

(Marty does not answer.)

bb:

OK… what is the Zeppelin Tube?

Marty:

It is the answer.

Hucka D.:

I like Marty. He’s a fountainhead of information, a real maven, don’t you think? Plant’s cool too. One tall cool dude. But Marty is the 75 to Plant’s 25, don’t you know. It’s irritating to the one who thinks he’s getting the short end.

bb:

We better end.

Hucka D.:

Thank you.


b_hivia Gallery tour, part 05

Baker Bloch beaming down to floor 1, of “Photography Central” again. He’s finally ready now to ascend the other side of the gallery, starting with the Oblong series.

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Walking toward the far end of the gallery to ascend the ramp that will take him to the first works of this series.

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We’re going to skip a bit more on this second leg of the tour, since the two halves of the gallery, structurally, are almost exactly the same. Instead, what Baker is going to do now is to walk through the *middle* part of the gallery on each floor instead of bypassing that option, has he did all through the first leg covered in parts 1-4 of this blog tour.

Below he is at the top of the second ramp on this side, looking toward the middle part of the Oblong series. If he followed the procedure of the first part of the tour, he would walk around the waterfall directly in front of him to that narrow, 3 meter wide walkway and ascend the next ramp for a direct continuation of the Oblong series to its finish. But instead he’s going to choose to go in the middle of the gallery, and view more of Edna Million’s fine virtural photographs…

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…such as these from Herman Park near our RL house, encountered just after turning a corner.

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And then rounding the next corner, he spies the sign giving directions to the second part of the Oblong series…

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… or just up the next ramp…

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… again at the top of the next ramp after that, a choice: Baker can round the waterfall here to see more collages and more quickly ascend another ramp to more collages, bypassing all photographs.

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Instead he chooses to walk down the middle aisle of the gallery, as before…

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b_hivia Gallery tour, part 06

… this time containing more Parkway related photographs by Edna. Nice.

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Thought I’d show a little popup which occurs when you scoll your mouse over any picture in the gallery. This one indicates that the work is the 1st collage of the (10 part) Hidalgo series, is named “Lemon World”, and costs L65, or 65 lindens, about a quarter to us flesh and blood Americans. What I’d also like to include on all pictures are their dimensions, so that if one chooses to resize the work to fit a particular space, the original dimensions will not be lost. In all cases of resizing or stretching, in SL terms, one should always check the “stretch both sides” and “stretch textures” boxes when doing so. That way the original work can be scaled to any size under the 10 meter maximum.

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Just as at the beginning of the Rose Hill series on the same level at the opposite side of the gallery, at the start of Hidalgo, Baker has to quickly ascend 2 ramps to reach the middle floor of the gallery and continue his tour.

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A look down to the west end of the gallery and the Rose Hill collages.

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Standing on the same spot, Baker now turns south to view Hidalgo collages 5, 6, and 7…

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… then rounding the corner, Hidalgo collages 8, 9, 10, as well as the first of the Wheeler-Jasper series.

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Ascending another ramp takes him to the second collage of the new series at the top. This one’s called “Wilsonia Driver”, created just this year, as were all the works of this newest series.

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‘Nother waterfall, a blue one this time.

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“Nother trip through the middle aisle of the gallery instead of choosing to walk around the waterfall.

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b_hivia Gallery tour, part 07

This time the location of the photography is Charleston, South Carolina, our favorite vacation destination for sure. Hope you’ve been yourself, and, if not, it’s highly recommended, especially if you’re within, say, 7-8 hours.

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Second part of the Wheeler-Jasper series just ahead, then, the Jasper half.

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One, final middle aisle photography exhibit awaits Baker Bloch 2 ramps up, this time from the mostly deserted coal town of Pocahontas, Virginia.

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END OF B_HIVIA GALLERY TOUR.


Plant vs. Plant

“Plant, I wanted to attempt to chat with you again a bit this morning about your animosity towards Marty.”

Plant:

You saw Marty this morning. He showed you around Sunklands, the main part [which is basically “empty” now, unlike in the past]. He sang you a mighty pretty song. It was interesting, true. Too interesting. Lynda was there in the plant; the plant followed you around, but she only popped her head out once. She has been replaced, but still lingering. But what did he show you? He sang a nice song. A weird, nice song with few lyrics, as he’s prone to now. He said he’d show you around.

And you’re seeing that The Arab, his main project, was not the main project of Sunklands. That belonged to the Karoz related party and the diamond. But I was stuck with Marty and his Arab.

bb:

I will correct you on one or two things here Plant. The Arab, the Foreign One, is probably still the most central in ways, since it is SID’s 1st Oz.

Plant:

Let me correct *you*. The Arab is in the lesser of the two main sunks. It is off to one side. So what’s in the *real* center? Well, something a bit different I’ll tell you. Diamond. Fuchsia. Karoz’s project. Marty didn’t know Karoz that well. Neither did I… but it’s a bit veiled. Dr. Blood. Maven; Fyre; Blood. Marty may *claim* to be this Dr. Blood, but, well…

bb:

Who is Dr. Blood, then?

Plant:

Well, Marty knew him, that’s the truth. And they hung together [as] buds. Drinking tea all times of the night. (pause) Dr. Blood may have created all of SL, baker Beach.

bb:

Then he would…

Plant (interrupting):

He has a new project brewing. He promises Marty a role. That’s why he showed up for you today and sand, er, sang you that song. The song is not part of the project, but his presence… (Plant tapers off).

bb:

What are you saying, Mr. Plant?

Plant:

Dr. Blood, I believe, is enjoying my anger towards Marty. He setting us up for something different this time. Both of us. Marty is being, well maybe not duped. But set up… for something unexpected. And he’s so high on himself that he doesn’t see it.

bb:

Does this involve Peter?

Plant:

Petemond, yeah. The Arab. All that.

bb:

Marty indicated that there are other energies involved. Maybe-The-Who-One-Zaps. Do you know about this?

Plant:

Yes.

bb:

There are interesting combinations of variants who really don’t belong together happening. Don’t you think?

Plant:

Oh, they belong together. Dr. Blood made sure of that.

bb:

What about Mozart?

Plant:

Marty died at the end of Sgt. Pepper. He is the same as the album. When the needle was raised back up, death insued. Well, that’s not really true — it has more to do with the Sgt. Pepper songs which otherwise frame the actual… let’s just stick with the original statement.

bb:

Sgt. Pepper tells the story of the rival to Mozart, the complete ball of vinyl, er, wax.

Plant:

So how does that work? You tell me.

bb:

I suppose Marty could create it, especially if Marty is the same as Mozart. Art.

Plant:

What’s the hole, then? Getting high?

bb:

Suppose it could be. Cannabis. Would you like to see? and so on.

Plant:

But it’s a hole that goes from one side of the Earth to the other. Or at least to Russia [from the U.S.A.]. U.S.S.R.

bb:

We’re loosing any remaining readers we have, Mr. Plant. We’re talking very abstractly.

Plant:

The hole is the grave, is it not?

bb:

Yes.

Plant:

The Hill on the Hill was suppose to be living there still. But he wasn’t — he just died. Buried and dead. Then another grave/hole — the comet. They have to pass around The Sun inside The Earth. Which may be the same as Hell. Blood Red it is. Fyre, Blood.

bb:

Are you saying Dr. Blood is…?

Plant:

You must go back to the *art* 10×10.

bb:

Thank you.


Beyond Plant Vs. Plant (?)

bb:

Marty I also wanted to give you a chance to explain your side, for fairness’ sake.

Marty:

Thank you.

bb:

I imagined you in a blood red robe this morning, sometime after your song.

Marty:

I am not the same as Dr. Blood, although we “hung” as Plant put it.

bb:

What does Plant mean that Dr. Blood is beyond both you and himself?

Marty:

Dr. Blood is an idea that is refining itself in time.

bb:

Did you ever go to Chilbo, Marty?

Marty:

Yes. I did. But you should not end your post here.

bb:

Another thing I strangely imagined this morning were two rivals, perhaps like a German and an American in WWI, agreeing to rise above the pettiness of wars and immersion into national consciousnesses and instead declare themselves to be human above all else. One is a captive of the other, and after deciding this, the capturer simultaneously decides to set the captive free, understanding they’ll set all differences aside. But when the captive is freed — doesn’t matter what nationality he is — he stabs the other as he is about to leave, thus setting the karmic cycle back in motion. They had the chance to escape, but it is difficult.

Marty:

It is difficult to understand that you are human above all else, and you should not harm another human for any reason whatsoever.

bb:

So is this what happened to Chilbo? Was Chilbo “stabbed”?

Marty:

Let’s take a look at that collage, as Mr. Plant suggested.

bb:

OK. Here ’tis, Marty. I”ll just include the one that follows after Wheeler 07 since it’s the only other one from the “sinks” category.

Marty:

Interesting. Let me take a closer look. So you think this may be Dr. Blood here. Plant thinks that… (pause) Yes, a stabbing is involved. Someone who one thought could be trusted, no doubt. Lindens are involved as well. Limes… Lindens.

bb:

You’re in the second one. With daemoic eyes added. And the daemonic smile filled in by the corner of the hearth.

Marty:

Yes. I see.

bb:

This seems to have something to do with Sunklands, since sinks are involved as well.

Marty:

Right. What are your suggestions?

bb:

In order to avoid death… stabbing… and save Chilbo — isn’t this [about that]? — you have to use Sunklands in the proper way. That way the sewing machine powered train will run the correct direction around death and — to avoid.

Marty:

So Plant is saying there are things I don’t know about this, and that the saving of Chilbo is not a done deal.

bb:

I don’t know.

Marty:

Let me see the other collages with The Residents, please.

bb:

OK.

Marty:

I’ll have to do more studying. Thank you for showing me these.

bb:

Your welcome. That all for tonight?

Marty:

Yes. Thanks again.

bb:

See you.


Holey Moley (!)

bb:

Anyone here? There?

Hucka D.:

You found the hole. Good work. But it was pretty obvious. How could water be on a high plateau in terrain view?

bb:

Let’s insert a picture or 2 here, then.

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Hucka D.:

Fascinating, aren’t they.

bb:

I didn’t make the connection between the rabbits pictured just in front of the hole and Alice in Wonderland’s famous rabbit hole which she fell into.

Hucka D.:

Correct. You need to check more on that.

bb:

Let me provide a map of where this hole is, and also give dimensions. It’s, well, the hole is over 90 meters deep, I believe, with water at the 70 meter level [from the top]l. The hole itself is maybe 5 or 6 meters around at the top, but narrows at the bottom. I’ll check exact dimensions when I’m inworld the next time and create an appropriate footnote to this post here.

Hucka D.:

Then you found another hole, a very similar hole. But first your map.

bb:

Right.

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Hucka D.:

Chance that this is toward the middle of the Sunklands area you’ve already identified on a map from this post? Probably not.

bb:

Should I also give the location of the other, almost same sized hole tonight, Hucka D.?

Hucka D.:

It’s in the Rubisea area. Near yet another rental you still have, in Bluedrake. The first, the Rabbit Hole that you can actually get to, is near the rental in Linn Burn Valley. Not too far, anyway. The second is even closer to your Bluedrake rental. Ok, go ahead and show it.

bb:

Great.

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Hucka D.:

And this hole just so happens to be located on another map you recently posted to this blog, probably the one immediately before Sunklands. Here.

bb:

Yes, I can barely make the second hole out on that map. And a 3rd hole was found, just to be complete about this, but only 1/2 as deep. In contrast, the hole in Sunklands, what we’re now calling the Rabbit Hole, and the hole near Rubisea, are almost the exact same depth, a little more than 90 meters. The 3rd hole, which is found in Pinemont, also on the Jeogeot continent but quite far from the Rabbit Hole of Sunklands, is about 45 meters deep, and with a smaller pool of water at the bottom than either of the deeper holes we’re talking about here.

Hucka D.:

Good you brought all this up tonight.

bb:

And I should also mention the number — looks like 41 but could be 47 — that mysteriously appears in the same sim as the second “rabbit hole”. This would be in Ulyanovsk Oblast. What number do you think it is, Hucka D.?

Hucka D.:

Hmm, could be 41 or 47. But probably 41. You visited that location as well last night.

bb:

I couldn’t figure out from the terrain how it formed a 41 from above. Strange.

Hucka D.:

The second hole is protected by plastic. Wrapped in plastic. You can’t enter it, unlike the first. On a parcel called Mo’s Place, a 1024. All this means something.

*****

bb:

Ok, Hucka D. I’ve im-ed the owner. Don’t know if she’ll answer back but thought it was worth a try.* So I was looking over this Plant Vs. Plant post just published. It mentions a very deep hole as well, one that supposedly goes all the way through the Earth. And immediately before this we were talking about Mozart, and I divided the word as Moz-art. Now we find that one of the duplicate or twinned holes is owned by Mo and is called Mo’s Place, a place to be determined according to the land description but presently sealed up in see-through plastic. Mo’s art, then. Still to be determined.

Hucka D.:

This is Mo’s Art, yes.

bb;

What does that mean?

Hucka D.:

Your friend Marty is up to something else now. Keep looking.

bb:

Thank you.

* 11/11/09: Never heard back from the owner of the Rabbit Hole.**
** 05/2010: Yes, she responded! I missed an email, apparently. See our discussions in the replies to this post.


Sunklands Central

Baker stares down Route 10 from the western lip of the largest sink of Sunklands.

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Views into a barren region of this largest sink.

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Otherland 3d; Atoll Continent; Egan Sim

http://spinmass.blogspot.com/2009/02/terrain-sculptor-12-fixed-web-map.html

Thought I’d give out this helpful link (see under “helpful links” to right as well) because it gives a 3d rendition of Otherland Island #1 (right picture), where I lived this past winter. I don’t see my shack at the bay I lived on (just to the left of avatar’s left hand, the one standing on the map), although the map seems to be made at the general time it was there.

The Verloren Castle (larger structure surrounded by moat near the middle of the picture) is no longer on Otherland Island #1, but instead located within a 3 sim island nearby. It’s still in the Verloren sim, though, and you are still free to visit it. As I mentioned in this earlier post, Otherland was recently sold by the original owners/creators. Shame.

Some of the older posts from the Spinmass blog also give some interesting glimpses as to how the Atoll continent developed in 2005. Such as this one.

Well, here’s definitely one of those SL “aha!” moments, because unbeknownst to me beforehand, the very next post helps to explain the mysterious glyph I found in Egan which I recorded here last fall. So it was the phrase “Ben Wuz Here”, and did connect to Ben Linden, as I speculated at the time. Amazing! And another thing that’s now gone from the grid.

Hope the owner of SpinMass doesn’t mind me posting one of his images here, but it was too good to pass over the chance…

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Planting Oneself…

“Do we have anyone tonight?’

Hucka D.:

Here. You wish to ask more questions about Sunklands?

bb:

Yes, if possible. Can you tell me more about the Rabbit Hole, to begin with?

Hucka D.:

Hole into another dimension. Not of this dimension. Not of SL dimension as it is generically perceived.

bb:

Does it have to do with the number 47?

Hucka D.:

Maybe.

bb:

Is it “Mo’s Art”, or Mozart?

Hucka D.:

Butte of a hole, isn’t it?

bb:

Sucker’s almost 300 feet deep! Both of ’em.

Hucka D.:

You must study holes now. Holography. (pause) Plant is here first.

Plant:

Howdy.

bb:

Hi Mr. Plant. When you lived in Sunklands, did you know about the Rabbit Hole?

Plant:

Everyone knew about it.

bb:

What was it? Is it?

Plant:

A place to keep something safe.

bb:

Bomb?

Plant:

Maybe.

bb:

Why are there 2 of them? In totally different locations on the SL grid.

Plant:

They’re not in totally different locations on this grid.

bb:

Are they, I don’t know, the *same* hole?

Hucka D.:

Marty is here now…

bb:

Alright. Hi Marty.

Marty:

We can safely say they are the same hole. And: hello.

bb:

I think this has to do with Carrcass-1.

Marty:

You would be correct in assuming that.

bb:

And The Ancients. How do they fit in here?

Marty:

The Ancients helped protect Sunklands; make it safe.

bb:

I think it was mentioned there were 4 of them, two square shaped and two with jagged edges. And then a fifth… connected with Baker Bloch somehow. The 5th P in the Pod he was called, I believe.

Marty:

We worked with The Ancients in Sunklands, yes.

bb:

Who is Peter or Pete? Who is Dr. Blood, really?

Marty:

Reversed, Dr. Blood is a reaction to the action of the Fuchsia Diamond.

bb:

Did the hole protect a bomb, as I theorized about with Mr. Plant?

Hucka D.:

Marty must go make a pie, now. I will take over. The 2 holes are one.

bb:

Yes, Marty already mentioned that.

Hucka D.:

The Ancients helped create the *hole*. It went from one side of the world to the other.

bb:

Does SL have a sun in its center?

Hucka D.:

Dr. Blood might know. Dr. Blood?

Dr. Blood:

Yes?

Hucka D.:

Thanks for holding on. We have baker b. here asking a lot of questions and snooping around, as usual.

Dr. Blood:

I understand. But I am in the future.

Hucka D.:

Well can you move back into our present? Just for a moment. Present creates the future, after all.

Dr. Blood:

I can control that as well. But I will honor your request… am honoring it.

Hucka D.:

Alright baker b., ask away…

bb:

Hi Dr. Blood (no answer). Can you explain to me, in the present, the nature of the hole or holes that I just found in the SL game?

Dr. Blood:

We have gazed into the pink diamond and seen ourselves not as reflections.

bb:

I’m not sure what that means. (no response) OK, Dr. Blood, can you tell me about “Mo’s Art” or Mozart, like in the composer?

Dr. Blood:

Death Hole. (pause)

bb:

That it, Dr. Blood?

Dr. Blood:

Yes.

Hucka D.:

Very helpful and informative, as usual. Dr. Blood speaks precisely and always answers correctly. He’s a model.

bb:

I didn’t understand about the pink diamond bit…

Hucka D.:

It was exactly correct.

bb:

Is it, then, another virtual reality within the SL virtual reality?

Hucka D.:

(pause) Yes.

bb:

The Ancients say they are from both the Moon and Pluto at once. Is this the moon of Jeogeot? Or The Moon of Maebaleia?

Hucka D.:

Yes.

bb:

Which is it, though?

Hucka D.:

You are correct in saying that.

bb:

Anyone else back there behind the curtain I need to speak to tonight?

Hucka D.:

We could try JKL.

bb:

OK.

Hucka D.:

Oops. He’s already gone. Waxing his car.

bb:

I see… well, how about… do you have any more suggestions?

Hucka D.:

Let me look around. Many people milling around in the back. You sir… do you want to speak with baker b.? (bb can’t hear the answer, but Hucka D. seems to). OK, I understand. Not your cup of tea. (pause) How about you ma’am? (bb can’t hear the answer again). baker b. (pause). Yes, I understand you are busy. (to bb) I’ll try one more… Sir? (bb can’t hear answer once more) He’s already called the Blue Feather Gallery. Thrice, I believe. (pause) No, he doesn’t know about that yet. (pause) We’re talking on his blog, like we always do (pause) No, Second Life. (pause) Second Life, the viritual reality founded by Philip Linden in the early 2000s, Earth time. (pause) Linden. Philip Linden. (pause) No, that was later on. (pause) No… thanks anyway. (to bb): Well, it seems we’re out of luck baker b. Just you and me left.

bb:

Well thanks for trying anyway, Hucka D.

Hucka D.:

You’re welcome.

bb:

Anything else?

Hucka D.:

Don’t get trapped.

bb (puzzled):

OK. I’ll try not to.

Hucka D.:

Chilbo.

bb:

OK.

Hucka D.:

Because of the timelines. Past and future mixing up and all that. Just a little warning. Don’t mess with that too much.

bb:

Thank you.


We Must Press Forward, Hucka D., 01

“We must press forward, Hucka D.”

Hucka D.:

I have a secret.

bb:

What’s that, Hucka D.?

Hucka D.:

Marty is here.

Marty:

Hi baker. Figure out the holes yet?

bb:

I’m not sure. Do you know of Sophie’s No. 9? Do you know of the Jordan Beatles Project?

Marty:

Yes.

bb:

Walt SIDney’s Fantasia 2000?

Marty:

Yeah.

bb:

Can you explain Penny Lane and Arnold Layne, or the SIDney archetype… to the reader or readers of this blog?

Marty:

SID was born there.

bb:

I’m looking over the old Booker T. Archive stuff. Marty, have you heard of the BTA, by chance?

Marty:

A little.

bb:

Here’s the post… actually 3 linked posts. (pause to re-read) “The Circle of Beetles, having fixed the position of Circle of Floyd in time/space and equalized it to itself, drops away.” Do you agree with this statement?

Marty:

I fixed my own circle to the Circle of Beetles as well, allowing it to drop away. You need to re-write the Archive.

bb:

You’re talking about Band on the Run, then.

Marty:

Parallels with Dark Side of the Moon, after all, and not consciously created. Like the phrase “on the run” being the title of a song off this Pink Floyd album.

bb:

Do you know of Dark Side of the Yellow Submarine synchronicity as well?

Marty:

Some. You’ve seen a yellow submarine recently. In Yello [sim].

bb:

Yes. Couple of days ago. The Nowhereland of Dark Side of the Yellow Submarine is escaped from, moving it beyond Dark Side of the Rainbow also using Dark Side of the Moon as the cuing album.

Marty:

That was where the needle was lowered back down onto the album, if I remember correctly.

bb:

The album Dark Side of the Moon begins to repeat itself, yes. But in Dark Side of the Rainbow, according to my theories, there is no repeat. Just the one playing, then the needle is forever lifted up and not lowered down again.

Marty:

The Beetles (pause) The peak…

bb:

Penny Lane/Strawberry Fields?

Marty:

Yes… in a way.

bb:

That is the ultimate Lennon/McCartney release to many.

Marty:

Yes… The Beetles were a little different. I was conscious of the Penny Lane and Arnold Layne, um, collision. I was able to guide it. In 1970 things happened, then, after the first circle was left.

bb:

Circle of Beetles, you mean?

Marty:

You can say that, yes. Two albums were releases, one strong and one less strong. But it’s not Lennon and my albums. It’s Lennon and…

bb (jumping in):

Barrett.

Marty:

Yes. Lennon… we call him Lenin, no, Lemon in this dimension [I’ll work on it]. He was what you would call a Firehead. He wanted a certain element added. So that’s what happened. The Bill, you see.

bb:

We can talk about this through The Bill. Interesting.

Marty:

A core diagram was set up, unique at the time. It consisted of 24 elements arranged in a circle. This was the alphabet, with A and Z combined or fused into one letter A/Z, and then M and N doing the same on the opposite side of the circle: M/N, then.

petemond

bb:

Interesting. Oh… this is Petemond (?!)

Marty:

Yes. That’s right. Kind of. This is Petemond. How did you put it? A town was sent.

bb:

Petemond was from both Arizona — AZ — and New Mexico — NM?

Marty:

Yes.

bb:

Is this the birth of Uniko?

[Marty doesn’t answer this.]

Hucka D.:

Fascinating information, baker b. Marty is helping… well, he’s helping. Nice fellow. Wish I knew him before I died. And now you know how Petemond began.

bb:

I just remembered there is a picture that relates to this idea occurring very early in my blog here, Hucka D. The event takes place in the treehouse in ____, long since derezzed, unfortunately. The opening of an eye. Oh, yes, and you were there Hucka D. But in a different form than the present one.

Hucka D.:

That would be the purple, ape-like avatar. That’s still in the future. K.C. Life. Or maybe it’s the far past. Maybe both.

bb:

Here’s the picture I’m thinking of, from a February 2008 post. Almost at the very beginning, Hucka D.

Hucka D.:

Yeah… er, that’s Petemond, baker b.

bb:

What is the eye that then opens in the next frame?

Hucka D.:

It looks like, according to your text, that the eye was opened first and then closed. Too much bright.

bb:

Closing of the eye represents formation of Petemond?

Hucka D.:

Um… sure.

bb:

Should I look…

Hucka D. (completing baker b.’s thoughts):

You should look at the Fall 87 Sketchbook pictures again, specifically the one with the octagon hut.

bb:

Like one pictured here in the Greenup series. Greenup 12.

Hucka D.:

What is the purple martin?

bb:

It is the 9th? Sophie’s No. 9?

Hucka D.:

Yes. You should think of The Bill more. Who they were, where they lived. They still live. Bill. There. Who.

bb:

Thank you.


We Must Press Forward, Hucka D., 02

Hucka D.:

I’m ready to talk about Petemond more now. Others are as well. Lemon.

bb:

Lemon?

Hucka D.:

Do you wish to see?

bb:

Er… sure.

Lemon:

Good evening to ya, baker. baker b. baker Beach. (snickers)

bb:

Are you really, um, Lemon, like Marty described it?

Lemon:

Sort of.

bb:

Another variant?

Lemon:

Another world. What did you see?

bb:

Hmmm… well, if you’re talking about Lemon World I saw the Hidalgo collage series. Is that what you mean?

Lemon:

Sure we can head that way chum. Chump. Seriously: chum.

bb:

Do you know me, then?

Lemon:

We all know you, baker b. All us variants from Sunklands. I am heart.

bb (repeating what Lemon said):

I am heart.

Lemon (facetiously):

Oh, you too?

bb:

And Marty is the head, the whirly brain bits?

Lemon:

Good, yeah. But: no. Ok, maybe.

bb:

Beetles we’re talking about here. With the double “e”s.

Lemon:

You went into my world.

bb:

Baker Bloch did, with Hucka D. Do you know Hucka D.?

Lemon (in weird echoey growl):

Uhhhhhhhhh.

bb:

Strange.

Lemon (repeats sound):

Uhhhhhhhhh.

Hucka D.:

Lemon, ladies and gentlemen. He’ll return soon with a tune. In the meantime, we have, well, who do we have?

bb:

Plant? (pause) Marty?

Hucka D.:

Let’s try something different. You up for this? Let’s try a whole, damn town.

bb:

Petemond?

Hucka D.:

Right. You ready? I’ll have to really concentrate for this.

bb:

OK.

Hucka D.:

Here it comes. (a flood of voices fill the air, one by one they disappear until only one remains, chanting some indecipherable, yes, it was a song. Or tune).

Hucka D.:

I’ll translate (the voice stops singing and transforms into dialog). Hold on… “Inky doo. Oblong. Whadda you wanna me to do for you? O’kay. Understand? Whadda you want?”

Hucka D.:

You are Petemond?

Petemond:

Iky don’t. Whadda you for here to do you? Easily understand me.

Hucka D.:

Can you describe what you are?

Petemond:

Inky diddlydoo don’t. We are town and country working together.

Hucka D.:

Are you collage?

Petemond:

Piddly do don’t. We are Rose on the Hill and Hidal gotta go.

Hucka D.:

I’ll take that for a yes.

Petemond:

For a yes, no. Do da.

Hucka D.:

Don’t.

Petemond:

Do da.

Hucka D.:

Lemon is, was inside you. Lemon do da don’t icky foo?

Petemond:

Lemon don’t da do inky font.

Hucka D. (to bb):

He says Lemon is there still. (to Petemond): Inky do da don’t icky do de dum. Lemon da Petemond icky don’t?

Petemond:

We far understand you better most any time now.

Hucka D. (to bb):

There’s a translation problem. We may have to continue another night.

Petemond:

Ickle dickle do de dum don’t da. Weiner eeple to two e two e.

Hucka D.:

Yes, another night it is. Thank you Petemond.

bb:

Thank you Hucka D. And Petemond. And Lemon.


We Must Press Even More Forward, Hucka D., 01

“Hi.”

Plant:

Hey.

bb:

Hucka D. not around?

Plant:

Hold on…

Hucka D.:

The word for tonight is, well…

bb:

Sunklands?

Hucka D.:

You must shift. 19.

bb:

We’re starting the 19th part of this blog, perhaps with this post.

Hucka D.:

It’s ended.

bb:

Nah, I don’t think so. Even if SL went away I’d still have the RL photographs.

Hucka D.:

You are all set up now in Noru. b_hivia, ground… it’s all as you wished. You have your mythology now. Rabbit Hole.

bb:

I can disappear down the rabbit hole?

Hucka D.:

It is a good possibility to explore, baker b. Here… now.

bb:

Maybe we should shift back to talking about 1 subject each night. I’ve volunteered Sunklands. Maybe we can limit that to The Ancients in Sunklands.

Hucka D.:

Wall.

bb:

What do you wish to talk about tonight?

Hucka D.:

The End.

bb:

Should I…

Hucka D.:

Walk through your gallery before leaving tonight, yes.

bb:

I think I should start over. Start by examining the neighbor’s property which I never had. Start with Noru and branch out. Maybe send Karoz to Chilbo to live for a spell.

Hucka D.:

Sink, sank, sunk.

bb:

The Arab is like The Titanic?

Hucka D.:

Sinking of a town sent.

Petermond:

Ho ho oh. Illy du qua pro vincent price argard rasingpop hoop.

bb:

Is that you translating Hucka D.?

Petemond:

Horry dor weincent property prices down and sharply and good night.

bb:

Petemond… can I ask you a question?

Petemond:

Weir down prices shopping netword obla do di do du.

bb:

What year is it to you?

Petemond:

Rincent fox pratfall illy no good falling price down do de du.

Hucka D.:

He wants to talk but I’m not sure it’s possible.

Petemond:

Rinky ard-gent gent. Are gent. Rinky.

bb:

Is he the same as Hucka II?

Hucka D.:

No. (to Petemond apparently) Rinky are-gent do don’t?

Petemond:

Rinky are-gent don’t do da do.

Hucka D:

He says Lemon is drooping.

bb:

Lemon World? Again?

Petemond:

Rinky are-gent drooping do da.

Hucka D.:

It seems to be the end again. At least…

bb:

For Baker Bloch?

Hucka D.:

Yes.

bb:

Lemon World.

Hucka D.:

Yes.

bb:

Thank you.

Hucka D.:

You’re very welcome.


Loose Thoughts; Part 19 of blog

Despite Hucka D.’s warning, I don’t think this will be the end of the Baker Blinker Blog, but it will represent a pause, perhaps a rather large one, at least in terms of SL.

In *RL*, I plan to expand on the role of a place that I haven’t talked about before on this blog, with a direct resonance with a town called Denville in Mythos (in Bridee of Mythos, to be precise). A link between Mythos and RL is effected there. Or so the new theory goes. I’ll provide RL pictures asap; I wanted to go today but just didn’t make it. Tomorrow is a possibility.

A blue feather was found in an interesting spot on the mountain range in question. Will explore this range more in fall as well.

Denville has connections with Denver through name, but also nearby Boulder, now called Boulder West in this blog.

Baker Bloch, I believe, has disappeared temporarily or sunk temporarily into Sunklands on the Jeogeot continent. This is akin to his disappearance into Lemon World much earlier in this blog, except now Baker Bloch has more SL obligations to fulfill, such as maintaining galleries. He’ll be back. But the 2 disappearances seem to be linked. Could Lemon World exist also in Sunklands?

I believe Petemond (is this the same as Lemon World, somehow?) may have been located partially in the Arrowtown sim of Sunklands. A story of two side-by-side archetypes The Old Man and The Infant fit in here. They are the 2 survivors of what happened to Petemond… destroyed by atomics?

Arrowtown and Petemond, though, do not make a 1:1 match. There might be an overlap, but still quite distinct differences and separations between the 2.*

2 halves of Dr. Blood are united through Petemond.

Did “Greater Petemond” include our Rabbit Hole in Blackmount?**

* Is Arrowtown somehow connected to Arrowhead, 7th largest city of the Wazob country of Mythos? Arrowhead linked to arrowhead on Kansas City Chiefs football helmets. Might be connected to Kanas City Life, then, and thus Second Life.

**Sinks of Sunklands use to be larger and more numerous (?)