Baker Blinker Blog Book IV: Jeogeot II 02a (Nov/Dec 2009 01 of 03)


Aotearoa — 1 Month In

Little over a month since I began renting in Aotearoa. Not bored yet! Sure I’ll probably move away sometime, but for now I still feel I have more to look at and explore and build there. No neighbors in the sim yet… not sure when it will happen, even, since all the land has been abandoned. Guess I should spend more time there just hanging in my cottage and looking down into the heart of the sink. If my home computer were more powerful, I could multitask while sitting there. Oh well; I probably spend enough time in SL already.

Need to take more RL photographs. Perhaps this weekend. Had perfect weather on Sun. but forgot my camera. Oh, Parson’s Vale story is coming up, on other side of Mmmmmm’s homeland. Inhabited by talking birds (?) or family named Byrd. They moved to the Vale to interact with the Mmmmmmm’s and the toy avatars in general, but I don’t think they’re avatars in that respect. Must also tell story of that big rock near CREEK — was it known to the Mmmmmm’s? Mossmen? Will take pictures soon of that as well. Would of course like to go back to Darkside sometime soon as well… need to think about potential toy happening there.

Parson’s Vale is connected to the new “Ruins in the Woods” exhibit in the Temple of TILE at Aotearoa, a restoration project as I’ve said. One can say they come from the ruins.

New “Carrcass-1” may be coming up, related to all this recent blog talk. Sinking into Sunklands.

Can’t forget maps either…

“Hucka D.?”

Hucka D.:

Chilbo needs Korean Channel needs Sunklands needs Chilbo.

bb:

Jeogeot as a whole, then. Like on my map in Chilbo.

Hucka D. (correcting):

Mangyeong. Keep renting there.

bb:

Right. I’ll think about it. Would any of these be physically possible without the other?

Hucka D.:

No. All 3 need each other. Perfect triangle.

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bb:

It has something to do with the E. Which way you look at it. Big E or Big Schwa that is.

Hucka D.:

And you must think more about the relationship of the 3rd and 4th continents. Rabbit Holes. Ancient. Sinks not as much. Rubisea older than Sunklands.

bb:

I think I might next rent in the Lake District of Maebaleia again, Hucka D.

Hucka D.:

Wait.

bb:

No, I mean a small rental, if that’s what you’re getting at.

Hucka D.:

Bluedrake is best. Blue Drake and his posse are pipe worshipers [worshipipers?], as you now know.

bb:

Can you tell me more about your father Kelley the Bee Man now, Hucka D.? I think before I speculated that you yourself may even be your own father.

Hucka D.:

I’d rather start out by talking about your Heartland USA Tour… I’m excited!

bb:

Well, I’ll be primarily focused on Arkansas and Missouri. I plan to take many pictures for this blog. I will visit Sunklands, Missouri and Sunk Lands, Arkansas. Dogpatch… that’s very important. Joplin, Missouri. Maybe stop at Branson just to see what that’s all about. May stand outside Andy William’s’ Moon River Theatre and listen to him croon Moon River, if only to help alleviate the memory of Little Robert Plant Variant murdering the same.

Hucka D.:

You must, of course, go to The Bends where Grassy and I attempted and completely failed to build an Earthy version of the Temple of TILE.

bb:

That was on Arnold Bend, right?

Hucka D.:

Tyler.

bb:

Then we also plan to stop at Oxford, Mississippi and visit Faulkner’s house there.

Hucka D.:

St. Louis?

bb:

Not sure. [Delete name] would perhaps be happy to know we went.

Hucka D.:

Peter, you mean

bb:

Yeah. Suppose. Grassy as well.

Hucka D.:

Yeah. I miss the little guy. Little Grassy guy.

bb:

Where’s he been, Hucka D.?

Hucka D.:

He’s still in Big Four, West Virginia, trying to get out of aisle 32 of the super WalMart there with his Pink Floyd CD.

bb:

No way. Maybe I should go up and get him, then.

Hucka D.:

You’d never find him. He is with The Bills anyway.

bb:

The Bills?

Hucka D.:

Or Bill. Bills… Bill. Did you know the Buffalo Bills might want Michael Vick?

bb:

Heard that. Also the joke about Cleveland not being a good fit for him because of [the presence of] the Dawg Pound.

Hucka D.:

Cleveland rocks, though. Ask Drew.

Plant:

Hi.

bb:

Hi Plant.

Hucka D.:

Ooops, he’s gone.

bb:

Hi Hucka D.

Hucka D.:

Plant said you found the Plant City connection. Good! Morningside is Drews, yes?

bb:

Yes?

Hucka D.:

Not as interesting, you see. Barren [of imagination]. Water level 10 meters lower. Artificial division between the two sides of Second Sink. *

bb:

That the official name now? Second Sink?

Hucka D.:

Why not. Or Second Synk.

bb:

When I reach the age of Robert Plant Variant, it will be gone, Hucka D.

Hucka D.:

Enjoy!

Plant:

Hi.

bb:

Yes, hello Plant. You have something to say tonight?

Plant:

No.

Hucka D.:

So you’re going to Driver, Arkansas aren’t you? Wilson-Driver? Deckerville. Gilmore. Marked Tree. Truemann. Herman. Herman.

bb:

The 2 Hermans? Just looked that up for pagination on Sunday, I believe.

Hucka D.:

You should work on that through the blog. Might help Chilbo even.

bb:

I did think about 78, 156, 234.

Plant:

Page.

bb:

Page*s*. 78 apart.

Hucka D.:

Triangle. Which one’s First.

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* We’re referring to the second largest sink of Sunklands in the Drews and Oolamoo sims, or what’s formerly been called the Oolamoo-Drews sink.


Vehicles of Transport, Etc.

After discovering a most probable link between Hucka D.’s so-called Uniko language and Unicode, Baker Bloch heads back over to the Okinu sim on a hunch, only to encounter, upon beaming in randomly, what looks like a question mark without the completing dot. Wasn’t Hucka D. just talking about the key character string “2E2E” being Unicode for a backwards or reversed question mark? I know it to be so.

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More glyphs found that same visit.

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Nothing happening yet in the Aotearoa sink. No surprise there, though. Still luving the view in the meantime.

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Karoz is still over at Mos Ainsley, attempting to find further clues about the link between Uniko, Petemond and his possible alien origin. Here he’s hiking on the circular ridge surrounding the moon base, looking down the other side, away from the base, at some sea patternings there as well. Without the sharp angles of the quite unique Okino glyphs, though. Still pretty neat.

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Also on this visit, Karoz finds an abandoned space shuttle in the waters of nearby Byeulddongbyuel, west of Quark star which is, in turn, just west of Mos Ainsley. Karoz immediately recognized it as a Space Base vehicle which you can freely rez there and ride around. Karoz had also heard stories of people flying the vehicles to the mainland. Apparently this one didn’t quite get there. Karoz was further very pleased to find out, after some adjustments, that he himself could resume the flight of this wayward vehicle, and set out not back to Mos Ainsley to return the ship, but further west instead. His idea: see if he could fly it all the way to Chilbo (!).

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Now the first try (yes, there were two that night), he made it about 1/2way to Chilbo from Byeulddongbyuel, still a considerable distance. All was well until he found himself automatically rejected after entering a parcel requiring age verification to continue further. The space ship kept going without him. I assumed it derezzed somewhere along the way as well.

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But Karoz had the “bug” by then, and enjoyed the only partially successful flight so much that he immediately returned to the Moon Base of Mos Ainsley itself to rez another, identical shuttle. His idea this time was to make it to the protected Korean Channel and then fly more south to reach Chilbo. He almost reached the channel before something went wrong again: as my computer locked up at that instant I was unable to pinpoint the problem, unlike before.

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As I said, though, Karoz had some kind of vehicle bug by then, and also decided that night to head over to the Arcadia Asylum library in Cheonma, not far from Chilbo, and purchase whatever drivable/flyable vehicle he could find, all of which he knew would be absolutely free thanks to AA’s full perms/no-profit policy regarding her many builds. He subsequently went to a rez zone on Highway 10 just north, and after some experiments (forklift, etc.), found what he considered a *perfect* complement to the space shuttle’s look and feel in this simple bike, which you wear and ride instead of sit in and ride. He tested it out all the way to Chilbo and then even beyond a bit. My guess is that you’ll soon find a series of Karoz related posts on a bike tour of the continent in one form or another very soon (!). Unlike my other experiences with vehicles, this one — actually both — turned out to be much more satisfying. I certainly don’t expect the focus to be taken away from SL exploration on foot, but biking/shuttle flying (or whatever comes next) may make for a nice kind of complementary way of exploring. And it’s just a lot of fun, which is the ultimate point, I think.

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Then shifting back to ol’ hiking Baker, a new structure was found in the Moa sim of Big Sink last night, but one quite familiar in another setting. For it’s the water part of the water/fire temple from Little Robert Plant Variant’s Nowtown, an exact copy sans the stream of lava and resulting steam when it meets the interior water, it appears. And the yoga place is gone, along with the tent just below it as described in this post from only a couple of weeks ago. Shouldn’t be surprised that SL changes so quickly but I always am for some reason.

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Random Thoughts…

Here’s the wikipedia articles for quark stars and preon stars, in case you’re interested. Quark star and Preon star are the two adjacent sims to Mos Ainsley, in the west and north directions respectively. Both names refer to ultra-dense, hypothetical stars, with preon being denser than quark.

Just thought of this: since in the preon star article, a theoretical continuum of sorts is inferred between quark stars, preon stars, and black holes, could the inferrence be that Mos Ainsley itself actually stands for a black hole? Interesting theory, I believe.

Related quote, then:

A preon star is a proposed type of compact star made of preons, a group of hypothetical subatomic particles. Preon stars would be expected to have huge densities, exceeding [10 to the 23rd power] kilogram per cubic meter—intermediate between quark stars and black holes. A preon star having the same mass as Earth would be about the size of a tennis ball.

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Fleep Tuque is really churning out the interesting information recently on her recently overhauled blog, including this fascinating post about copyright/content theft/intellectual property in virtual worlds. I’ll try to write more intelligently on the subject in a future post or two.

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Speaking of blogs, I’m also pleased to see that Nish Mip is back to exploring Heterocera (Atoll Continent), as recorded on her Big Orange One blog, and that Sachie Bade is also relaying some of her new explorations on Sachie Bade’s Secondthirdfourth. Gotta luv it. 🙂

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Chattttt…

“Gonna jump right into this, Hucka D., since I already took notes today on what we might speak about tonight. You there?”

Hucka D.:

Good that Nish Mip and Sachie Bade are working hard on their blogs, as well as Ms. Tuque. Have you asked her about the tree yet?

bb:

Not yet. Do you want to talk about the Joplin tree tonight… wait, I know what you’re going to say. You want me to speak about Heartland USA Tour.

Hucka D. (tucking pollen coated hands underneath chin in a listening position):

Um-hummmm…

bb:

You want to go, don’t you?

Hucka D.:

(big smile)

bb:

We’ll have to see about that.

Hucka D.:

I can sit in the back the whole way. Duck down when cars approach. No one will see me, or at least no one that counts.

bb:

What if we get pulled over for something… never mind, let’s not talk about this right now, the going along part, I mean.

Hucka D.:

And I can’t wait to see Mammoth Cave again.

bb:

Again? Oh right, you can go to Earth at times — forgot that part.

Hucka D.:

Yes, that was to meet Arthur. Remember?

bb:

Sort of. Something about Cub Run Cave as well. Yes, here tis. It was just a short letter, and then you were quickly on to Arkansas, it seems, with Grassy. So you realized something about Hurla Dontbee at the cave’s mouth?

Hucka D.:

I realized I was her as well. Like you are both Baker Bloch and Baker Blinker (blinks).

bb:

Animus and Anima in one, then.

Hucka D.:

Rodeo?

bb:

Wanna talk about that tonight as well?

Hucka D.:

That could have been the end between me and you, baker b. That letter. I could have stayed on Earth, you know.

bb:

*You* made those two create the similar letters, Hucka D.

Hucka D.:

Yes. Egg. (smiles again, a strange smile tonight)

bb:

What does it mean?

Hucka D.:

After 6 [parts of the blog] you thought you were done. Through. You wished to discard me and Baker Bloch and Baker Blinker. Lemon World. Crawl into the cube, I said.

bb:

Yeah, *you* said that.

Hucka D.:

You were typing it.

bb:

Well… that’s just the way it works.

Hucka D.:

Yeah, I’m not quite understanding this post where Baker Bloch enters the cube, then.

bb:

You’re acting a little differently tonight, Hucka D. You sick or sumtin?

Hucka D.:

I’m kind of someone else tonight.

bb:

Hurla Dontbee?

Hucka D.:

*Yes.* I am in Hart.

bb:

Can we or should we talk about your father Kelley more tonight, Hucka D.? I’m sorta fascinated by the possibility that he owned both the Jeogeot and Maebaleia continents at once, the 3rd and 4th ones of SL… I know, I know, you’re going to say Jeogeot is really the second.

Hucka D.:

No. I’ll go along tonight with it being the 3rd and Maebaleia the 4th. I’m easy tonight.

bb:

Plant around?

Hucka D.:

You usually hate when Plant shows up.

bb:

Not true.

Hucka D.:

Yeah, I think so.

bb:

No. I like Mr. Plant. Plant.

Hucka D.:

Well… I don’t think he’s going to show up tonight.

bb:

Wanna speak about Kelley, then?

Hucka D.:

Well…. (blows out air). He’s me. I’m the bank. Cub Run and all. Cabron… Cub Run. It was all me, me, me.

bb:

I think I speculated on that before. So *you* owned the two continents, Hucka D.?

Hucka D.:

Yeah, but I got bored of ’em. I gave it to Chilbo.

bb:

Gave it?

Hucka D. (lackadasical):

Yeahhhh, there were, well, I had some other… wellll…

bb:

Are you saying that you purposely devolved Crabwoo to Chilbol?

Hucka D.:

It was too much, you see. You had to cut it off somewhere.

bb:

Is that why I’m having a harder time putting together the Maebaleia continent story, even though I know something really substantial is there?

Hucka D.:

It’s a future thing mostly. I am a good egg.

bb:

I thought you were going to say “good Square”.

Hucka D.:

Yeah, that too.

bb:

If you don’t mind me asking, where’d you get all the money to buy the continents, Hucka D.?

Hucka D.:

Oh, they weren’t that much. Daddy really gave them to me.

bb:

So there is a daddy involved.

Hucka D.:

There’s always a daddy involved. (speaking to me directly): Daddy.

bb:

Well, can you tell me more about the Maebaleia story, then… tonight?

Hucka D.:

Yeahhhh.

bb:

You sure that [you don’t want] Plant to show up tonight?

Hucka D.:

Nahhh. I can… I can (pause)

bb:

“Hucka D.?” (pause) “Hucka D.?” (pause) Well, it looks like it’s just me again. Maybe I should just theorize on what Hucka Doobie might say about the 4th continent. I know that Gypsy Purse lived on The Moon of the continent, on a sim literally called that. It’s Maebaleia’s equivalent to Mos Ainsley. “Right, Hucka D.?” (pause) Anyway, she isolated herself because of a curse where she appeared as men wanted her to appear. This is like the opening episode of Red Dwarf IV, the pleasure GELF called Camille [shown on Valentine’s Day, 1991]. To Grassy she appeared as a female Mmmmmm, and to Hucka D., she was Hurla Dontbee, except moreso… “right, Hucka D.?” (shorter pause). This caused the squabble which was ultra-exaggerated through the toy avatar-SL avatar conflict at CREEK, culminating in The Wilderness battle where Hucka D. and Grassy squared off directly opposite each other. They were not good eggs on that day. Then to Gene Fade — who moved into the vacuum created by Hucka D. vs. Grassy, in short — she appeared as a female mossman, um, mosswoman. By that time she had isolated herself on her Moon [of Maebaleia]. Karoz was their luv child. Her true form was as the alien, much like the Mos Ainsley alien… figured that out as well. And she also appeared to Gene Fade as the last mosswoman as well… another Red Dwarf borrowing [as he was the last mossman].

So if this is all true, then Blue Feather Douglas must be real as well… the father to Gypsy Purse still? Caused her curse in some way? Akin to Baker Blinker’s Shakenstein related curse? [must be]. “Gypsy created TILE, didn’t she Hucka D.?” (pause) Blue, green, red, then yellow and back to blue. Complete.

(to be continued?)


The Moon Redux, 01

Since Karoz revisited Mos Ainsley, the “moon” of Jeogeot, and found so much there, it was only logical that he should follow this up with a visit to the likewise satellite of Maebaleia, the sim actually called The Moon, and also first visited in May like Mos Ainsley. Once again, he wasn’t disappointed. Not in the least! For it was to be this night that Karoz actually met Gypsy, if not Gypsy Purse then perhaps the next closest thing, we’ll say.

Below Karoz sits in a comfy chair in the main store on the island, selling “Boho Vintage Retro Clothing” and owned by the Califuria group.

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The island that is basically the same as The Moon sim had changed much since Karoz’s intial visit in May. The store perhaps not as much, but almost everything else. Like this caravan of gypsy wagons that certainly wasn’t around the first time, and which has apparently hogged up so much of the homestead sim’s prim allotment (was it even a homestead sim before? Probably so — just didn’t recognize it as such, then) that most else had to go.

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Details of a sink within one of the caravans Karoz found worthy of a snapshot.

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The inevitable deck of tarot cards, with soothsayer crystal ball here as added divination option.

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Details of some objects in the general area…

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At least the proximate sailor’s wagon and gypsy wagon are still here on the island’s south beach, although the cave behind them with its interesting pool is no more. Also gone is the rock rimmed goddess portal from the former visit — lots has changed, as I said.

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Karoz doesn’t remember this dragon and tower either, but it may just be a faulty memory. Much has been seen and done in this virtual world since May even (!)

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Karoz looks out with the dragon across a sim called the Sea of Despair, with added islands now. Actually, I think before it had no islands.

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More adventures ahead!


The Moon Redux, 02

Right on the northern edge of the Sea of Despair sim is found this rusty lantern on post, created and owned by Wisold Sage. I noticed he (or she) has a created a number of other objects or structures on Gelsomina. You can actually buy this isolated object, but I thought the price was a little steep: L$250. Thought about the similarly “stranded” purse and other objects from Cooper’s Island, and had the idea that, similarly, this post and its position might mean something in the long run. So I decided to include a picture of it here.

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The two largest islands of the several in the Sea of Despair separating Gelsomina from The Moon appear in the below picture. Karoz is standing on the somewhat larger of the two, perhaps suspiciously shaped like a capital “E” (see here and here). The rusty lantern/post appears to the left of the ship in the background.

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Interesting shells on the floor of the Sea of Despair.

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A small, barren island separating the two largest islands of the sea mentioned before. No objects whatsoever on any of these islands, not even vegetation.

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Then it’s on to Gelsomina, where Karoz reinspects the cave at the southeast corner of the large island of the sim, taking up about 80 per cent of its landmass. The grave topped by the celtic cross found in May still lies within. Person or persons buried there: unknown.

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This cave notwithstanding, Gelsomina, like The Moon sim, had changed considerably since Karoz’s first visit in May. Like the addition of this “Red And Gold Moroccan Tent” near the center of the island.

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And then actually here’s another unchanged object, seemingly: what’s called the “Crooked House” tucked in the northwest corner of the sim, on a smaller, mountainous island. Karoz would be visiting this house in a moment, with more adventures in store for him!

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Top of the island, with a Stonehenge-ish configuration of standing stones.

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Next!


The Moon Redux, 03

Some maps of the adjacent sims of The Moon, Sea of Despair, and Gelsomina, the first depicting them in isolation, and then the second showing their relationship with the nearby southern tip of the Maebaleia continent. I thought it important to show the second because this proximity figures into Hucka D.’s story of how he (or his father?) owned both Jeogeot and Maebaleia, but not The Moon and attached sims, which he calls “holdouts”. I’m sure I’ll be speaking more of that interesting side story soon.

And just a note about that “E” shaped island: Turns out it is about 50 meters long top to bottom, or about the same length of Karoz’s “Big E” (or “Big Schwa”). Now my thinking is that this cannot be a chance occurrence, and that the two have to be directly related now. So I’ll also definitely have more things to say about this as well, perhaps tying it to the holdout status of the Moon complex mentioned just above (I think it might have something to do with TILE, just to wet your appetite a bit).*

Reminder: no islands were in the Sea of Despair during Karoz’s first visit.

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Karoz on the western tip of the “E” shaped island looking north. The top of a sailing ship appears over the far side of the island in front of Karoz, not visited at the time. However, as Baker Bloch is checking behind Karoz today, he finds the ship is called “Blackspot – the Sloop Raven”, a totally empty galley with no further clues, seemingly, of the nature of the former crew members.

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From his same position, Karoz turns around in his tracks to look back at The Moon and the tower with the dragon mentioned before.

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Taking a closer look at that rusty lamp and post.

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Relaxing inside a nice “Canal Narrowboat” moored off the southern coast of the main Gelsomina island, not far from the empty sailing ship.

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Tiles beside the wood stove within. Birds, ships, flowers and, yes, bunnies, hehe.

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Another object — a leaning plank of wood, it appears, both created and owned by Wiseold Sage. Like the small configuration of standing rocks just to its north, it lies on the highest plateau of the island. Also on this plateau, besides several giant trees and some smaller trees, are perhaps mysterious rock floors partially protruding from the ground, again owned/created by Wiseold Sage. Remnants of a building that use to sit on this plateau?

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View into the 2 giant trees of the plateau, called “Emerald Forest Mega” in their descriptions. The higher of the two is kind of leaning into the other, with a small stone walkway separating the two on the ground. The walkway leads to a viewing platform just to their north.

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Before leaving this night, Karoz decides to take another look at the Crooked House to see if anything has changed over there in the meantime.

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But in doing so, he notices that two avatars have come to the island, apparently looking for *him*. He is scared. He is also trapped way up in the top of the house, with no easy and quick way down because of the ladders.

From his position, however, he is able to take snapshots of the two obviously investigating avatars. One happens to be Gypsy Dejavu, the very same Gypsy that owns the island. He is thrilled (!), but also too shy to make his presence immediately known. He hids out in the tower of Crooked House, then, waiting for them to leave. But they don’t — they silently stand on the island scouting around, Gypsy just underneath him, and what turned out to be a family member just to the south. The snapshot below takes in both of ’em, with Gypsy more to the front.

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Karoz in his unanticipated hiding spot, anxiously waiting for the Gypsy and her mate to leave the island. Didn’t happen.

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Well… what *did* happen? I hear the reader asking with baited breath. The two finally called to Karoz saying they see him up there (which I halfway doubt), and that they just stopped by to say “hello”. Well, that friendly overture was all Karoz needed to joyfully bound down the ladders into lower rooms, where he met Gypsy and the equivalent to her sister in the main room of the house.

I won’t bore the reader with all that was discussed, but Karoz effectively recounted how he found The Moon sim through the “gypsy purse” on Otherland Islands (Gypsy certainly remembered living there!), and also slyly asked if Gypsy knew of other moss beings like himself (thinking, of course, of his father Gene Fade, who Hucka D. has claimed lived on this very island, and perhaps was the mate of this very same woman who stood before him!). Karoz ended up making authentic friends with the both of ’em, to his great satisfaction, and stated that when they *do* have a party at the caravan scene (Gypsy explained that they were hoping to have such a gathering soon), to *please* invite him, and to not forget. He also volunteered to wear a different shirt, although, after Gypsy and friend offered to help him shop for a different skin (I think), he explains he cannot change his moss texture, and then tacked on the word “unfortunately,” which I think induced a laugh or two. AND, let’s not forget that Hucka D. has also claimed this Gypsy Moon might be the MOTHER of Karoz. Had he truly just had the incredible privilege to befriend his own mother???

I personally think Hucka D. will clarify this comment later on. I believe that “Gypsy Moon” is, in a way, Karoz’s mother, true enough, although if you asked her point blank about Gene Fade, she wouldn’t recall a thing, and for a good enough reason. Karoz’s mother is somehow a blend of this Gypsy and also the alien creature found on Mos Ainsley, likewise the “moon” of Jeogeot, as The Moon is the actual moon or satellite sim of Maebaelia (again, in Hucka D.-speak). There is some unspoken, unexplored, and un*folded* dimension between these two, um, extremes, involving the whole of what is going on (the “spin” of the 2 continents in question, associated in this blog with the Taijiu).

Anyway, Karoz is very much looking forward to the promised gypsy party on The Moon!

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* I also think Fellini’s film La strada, starring Giulietta Masina as Gelsomina, plays a part in this overall story.


Hucka D. And Chatter…

“Karoz is sooo happy, Hucka D. I think you’re going to say he found his mother on both moons now, of both Jeogeot *and* Maebaleia almost on successive nights. Amazing.”

Hucka D.:

Two sides of one coin. Heads and tails. Heads and feet. Head to foot.

bb:

You don’t wish to talk more about this tonight?

Hucka D.:

Moon and Earth. Blue Earth. Blue, blue, blue.

bb:

You, you, you?

Hucka D.:

Yo. Nes.

bb:

Do you own The Moon as well… wait, that’s the only thing you *don’t* own.

Hucka D.:

[Right.] Hold outs. Don’t remember, though.

bb:

Hold outs? How?

Hucka D.:

There are 3 Gypsies who are one Gypsy. Triangle. Study that purse, er, curse. Both actually. One.

bb:

What about Blue Feather Douglas?

Hucka D.:

Yes. Him too. We better end.

bb:

Thank you.


Random Pics…

On his bike trip to “Chilbo and beyond”, Karoz finds the Bill billboard still up on the side of the building next to what use to be the location of Cabron, Hucka D.’s purported former Chilbo area home.

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Inspired by Karoz, Baker Bloch decides to go over to the Arcadia Asylum library and buy his own copy of her bike, and then immediately uses it to pedal from the Aotearoa gallery all the way to Sternberg, as it turns out.

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Here he’s off the road a bit, just before reaching X-ville…

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But before continuing that story in a post above, let’s include some snapshots taken the night before here, where Baker Bloch first stumbles across a formerly unseen door in the Brouwer sim, across the road from the Hammer of the Gods HQ (as put in the land’s description) but still owned by the same people.

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He decides to give the group profile a closer inspection, and finds that their original story is still located in a shopping mall in Leemington on the Nautilus continent (picture below). Hucka D. has since indicated Leemington is somehow connected to Lemon World or Lemon Days, and the Yelloo sim near Leemington (2 sims north).

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Thoughts…

I’m going to talk a little by myself before bringing in others tonight. Much more exploring to do in SL, I feel… not done at all yet (!) Go back to the old Cabron/CUBUS area where Hucka D. claimed he grew up in, and where his father Kelley lived, which may be the same as Hucka D. (?) The cube is the bank. Am also reminded there is large banking area on west side of Big Sink… explore that more as well? But I think CUBUS is still a focus, especially since the Bill picture is still present beside the old Cabron lego-like site.

Want Baker Bloch to keep cycling as well, exploring X-ville and Y-borough below Sternberg, as well as Sternberg itself, perhaps the largest city on Jeogeot. Natural, I suppose, that Robert Plant Variant would have been attracted to going there, since it’s not at all far from his Nowtown where he grew up. Also explore more the Fyre Maven religion that he was a part of as a child. What about *his* parents?

And also explore more all the avenues possible through the Hammer of the Gods properties in Brouwer, the same area where he supposedly lived while in Big Sink during maturity. This is another trace of past through present, then (Hammer of the Gods being perhaps the best known biography about Led Zep, as well as a famous tribute band).

“It’s apparently not a very flattering book for Led Zeppelin, Mr. Plant.”

Plant:

No. Page really said it best in that article.

bb:

I wonder if it could be used for divination purposes. I know what you’re going to say…

Plant:

Use a better book.

bb:

Does the property represent a degeneration of the look and feel of the land during your days in Big Sink?

Plant:

Nothing against the Hammer of the Gods people in Big Sink, but: yes. They’re trying their best with more limited resources. The guy on the hill — Gas N’ Glass I believe — has brought back the truest picture from the past. In fact, he or she has made a direct conduit to this distant but better past through his efforts. There was/is a Brouwer water tower in both past and present now.

bb:

Going along with the idea that the past can be effected by the present as well as the more normal visa versa.

Plant:

Yes, explore that avenue further. Look at the jewelry.

bb:

Thank you. That it?

Plant:

You started.

bb:

How long did you stay in Sternberg before moving to Big Sink, Mr. Plant?

Plant:

I lived in X-ville. Not much money. Couldn’t afford Sternberg, especially after Page bailed on me. Book.

bb:

Where is the location of that Sternberg gallery you had me call once? It was the Blue Feather Gallery again.

Plant:

Well, duh, Sternberg (a reproving glance here).

bb:

Was it a gallery then?

Plant:

Museum. Ours.

bb:

Big Sink? The Initiative there?

Plant:

Think of those numbers. 1234567890.

bb:

Do you want me to call them tonight?

Plant:

Nah.

bb:

You said before you liked Y-borough less than X-ville.

Plant:

Well… X-ville was slummy but at least it had some character. Y-borough is worse than Crabwoo — current version. The old version was quite nice. Has Hucka D. told you about it?

bb:

Not sure.

Plant:

Then the good folks at Lill Burn Valley took me in. Already the value of the tube was being touted in Big Sink. They knew it could only be used for good or evil. (smiles)

bb:

But eventually you settled in at the basic area where Hammer of the Gods is now.

Plant:

Yeah. Not leaving yet.

bb:

And, um, you took care of the Joplin Tree there?

Plant:

Sort of. We took care of the sinks.

bb:

Was the Joplin tree there or… I know you’re going to answer it was both there and not there at once.

Plant:

Well… no. I’ll tell you.

bb:

It is in Chilbo still, a degenerative form.

Plant:

Yeah. True [enough].

bb:

I do know that Joplin is the thing missing from the front of the Rubi Temple of TILE now. Joplin ball, perhaps Joplin seed.

Plant:

Hucka D. says Newton 09 and Jasper 09 together show the way.

bb:

Should we look at those tonight?

Plant:

You look at them. Hucka D. may help later on. That’s more his ball o’ wax.

bb:

What of Winesap… Cashmere, Washington?

Plant:

*Very* interested in that. It counters the whole Hammer of the Gods fiasco. The book. Good book, [you see].

bb:

Is there anything buried underneath the Kashmir parcel in Crabwoo?

Plant:

No.

bb:

How about the center of the Chilbo sim?

Plant:

Well there’s the [Oracle] tree there.

bb:

Yes, that’s fairly close. (pause)

Plant:

I worked on Winesap while in Big Sink. Did Hucka D. not tell you that either?

bb:

No, I don’t recall.

Plant:

Page opened it to page 156 but he didn’t throw it in the river to make its way to the bottom of the ocean. It tells the story of how Big Sink is made. Center… Pudding Hole.

bb (baiting):

Where the Joplin tree was.

[Plant does not answer.]

Hucka D.:

Howdy.

bb:

Hi Hucka D. Plant’s gone for the night?

Hucka D.:

He had egg boiling duties. So you want to know more about the seed. Joplin. 156. Treemonisha. Newton and Jasper. 09 and 09. Number 9…

bb:

9th hole?

Hucka D.:

Front nine and back nine. Newton and Jasper. Yeah.

bb:

I’m not sure I’m ever going to know what was in the center of Big Sink, Hucka D.

Hucka D.:

*You*.

bb:

I was in the center.

Hucka D.:

*In* the center. Now.

bb:

Is it 2:22 or 2/2?

[Hucka D. doesn’t answer.]

“Hucka D.?” (pause) “Plant?” (pause) Looks like me again. Maybe this is a repeating universe thing, like in the Groundhog Day movie. “Is Anybody In There”. But I think a whole town is in there. Petemond? Could be. Uniko… Unicode. “A town was sent” — what does that mean? What of the Bill or Bills? I need help breaking the cycle of karmic repeating. A town was sent.

(to be continued?)


Sternberg… Plant…

http://www.myspace.com/bluesfabrik

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oSlR41uL6Jw

Strangest thing I found about this video is that it’s produced by “Robert69 Little”; a tad too close to Little Robert Plant Variant for psychic comfort. I plan to ask LRPV about this tonight (if he’s game), but first I want to do some more research on my own.

Found Robert69’s Second Life profile. And myspace.

Latest YouTube video.

I think this guy has a little better idea than most about the possibilities of performing, ahem, live music in SL. A hottie avatar strumming a guitar on a regular type stage w/ hottie avatars dancing around and in front? BOR-ING (IMO).

This could be interesting if only because of the Physical Graffiti type wings the hottie dancers are wearing behind Raven here.

Marty! (probably not, mind you)

Wait, I guess that would have to be George’s variant according to the Sgt. Pepper uniform color. Looks to me more like Paul, though? Whadda*ya* think?

Hmmmm…

“I’m sure he’s a nice guy.”

Plant:

You might need him! I did.

bb:

So you know Little?

Plant:

Yeah. Page especially. He’s working on an image for him. But it’s a variant Robert69 Little as well. That’s the vessel.

bb:

Arab?

Plant:

Maybe.

bb:

I’m not quite understanding this. I uncover a video by Robert69 Little created at the Blues Fabrik (English: Blues Factory) in Sternberg, where you claimed to have yourself performed…

Plant:

Yes.

bb:

And your name is Little Robert Plant Variant.

Plant:

Right. Bleedthrough.

bb:

I’m going…

Plant:

Remember that I perform the blues.

*****

bb:

I don’t think that’s what I see musical performance in SL as being for me. I don’t see me sitting at a virtual piano or organ. I see a light show sans hottie avatar and playing an ordinary looking instrument. I see… The Residents.

Plant:

I’m with you on this [now]. The Residents should perform in SL. But what’s the point?

bb:
Symbolism. Built in mythology. Gonna switch to a new post Plant. Hold on…


Sternberg… Plant… 02

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“Not you, I assume…”

Plant:

No. I entered a sim in dramatic fashion sometimes[, though].

bb:

I found Trees, Louisiana, Mr. Plant.

Hucka D.:

There ya go. Treemonisha.

bb:

Hi Hucka D.

Hucka D.:

Hi. Trees. Treemonisha. Texarkana. Joplin.

bb:

I wonder, really, how many black avatars there are in SL? Or Hispanic? Lots and lots of white folks, it seems. A relative Crackerbarrel of virtual skins.

Hucka D.:

Weeelllll…

bb:

Let’s see, in our little family we have a 1/2 man, 1/2 ghost (Baker Bloch), I assume, a 1/2 man, 1/2 woman (Wilsonia), a moss being (Karoz), a pink woman (Baker Blinker), a 1/2 Irish lass, 1/2 cardboard entity (Esbum, since derezzed), and, well you, a bee. That’s diversity!

Hucka D.:

I’m part man as well. And inside, yes, a black child. Black like the color, though, not the race. [But] I grew up in Pudding Hole as a black woman of color. And Pieland.

bb:

Through Baker Blinker, I experienced some harrassment. That’s one of the big reasons I switched to Baker Bloch when moving to the mainland. Baker Blinker harrassment. They leave Blochs alone, for the most part, although a couple of comments have been made about his red Space Ghost arm bands. Nothing really mean minded, I don’t think. Just comments, like, yeah, I know where you got those. Ok, great. We’re all collages of skins and objects.

Hucka D.:

Don’t go down that road.

bb:

I’m all for creating a Third Life within and inside 2nd Life, Hucka D.

Hucka D.:

I’m with you! But not as a replacement.

bb:

No. Race seems to mean little in SL. I’m not sure it’s about race, except as new races, perhaps, like Furries, which is an interesting mythology. And, say, the ability to be a child in SL.

Strange. The only thing I’ve noticed transferring directly from SL to RL is my greater tolerance of heights, now that I’m use to being up in the air a lot in SL. What I mean is that my fear of heights has *partially* been conquered through virtual reality. But for appearance, I usually form a SL identity quite quickly, and change it little. Others keep tinkering with theirs… much of their SL, apparently, is about changing and modifying the avatar’s look… shopping for clothes, etc. Like a glorified barbie doll, almost.

Another SL concert link for ya, Hucka D. “Hucka D., you gone again?” I do like the idea of projecting a RL event onstage. Like this Cat Concerto. “You seen this, Hucka D.? Hilarious!”

*****

Plant:

I’m back. We need to talk about the Joplin Tree more sometime. I was the caretaker.

bb:

So there was a tree in the center of Big Sink?

Plant:

You need to figure out why me, Little Robert Plant Variant, now just Robert Plant Variant — no Little (!) — gave up the tube and moved to Big Sink.

bb:

The tube is the tree seed? Think I speculated on that before with Hucka D.

Plant:

You speculated Persimmon [tree].

bb:

Yeah. Golf clubs. 9th hole and 18th hole. Black Behind. What would Bunny Boy be in SL? Obviously some kind of Furry, like on the picture at the actual SL Rabbit Hole.

Plant:

Peter. He was there and square.

bb:

Plant, do you know about Hucka D.’s ownership of the Jeogeot continent?

Plant:

Yes.

bb:

Did you know he owned it? *Did* he in fact?

Plant:

Yes. He owned Jeogeot. And the other one, the Japanese one.

bb:

Maebaleia.

Plant:

Yes, I think. Connected through the Rabbit Hole in olden days. Pre-Linden or PL, as they say. Lemon Days.

bb:

Really? That’s what they called them?

Plant:

Yes. “Squeeze a lemon” meant “have a great day”.

bb:

Interesting. Were you taught about St. Lemon of Troy?

Plant:

Part of my initiation at Lill Burn (Valley).

bb:

Who are the Bill or what is The Bill?

Hucka D.:

We better end. Thanks for the Cat Concerto link, baker b.

bb:

You’re welcome. Bye Plant.

*****

“I had to come back and make a couple more comments about this. I know what the influence is now!

Hucka D.:

Careful. [Plant be] careful.

Plant:

47. Pomona. Monkey. Phone. Answer it.

Woman on phone:

Blue Feather Gallery, how may I help you with your art needs today?

(to be continued?)


Continental Divide…

“Hucka D., I think you’re not telling me the full truth about Karoz’s hexagonal continent outline. (pause) I think it might be related to the Trivia Ratsuit game now, specifically this pie holder. I’m going to set the two side-by-side for a comparison.”

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“This is more complicated, then, than a simple red-orange-yellow-green-blue-violet circle of relationships, Hucka D. I think the color brown is involved, which may represent Sansara. Orange is Heterocera still, but no red. Then pink is the Nautilus continent above Maebaleia, separated from it by the Nautilus Sea now and its famed Atlantis-type island/city. Then blue above that is Corsica. The only 2 “pieces” that remain the same between the hexagonal twins are yellow, Jeogeot, and green, Maebaleia, the 2 you, Hucka D., claimed to have own or perhaps still own, in some kind of variant virtual reality.”

Hucka D.:

Lemon World. Yes, you are correct about Sansara. And now you must look to Nautilus, the continent, for more answers, you see. Yelloo is a good starting point. You thought you saw a yellow submarine there a while back, but you were mistaken. But it was a mistake worth making. Bob Too.

bb:

I’m going inworld to take a couple of snapshots of the map, then.

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“*That’s* where the Trivia Ratsuit game was held, not Pudding Hole or Pudding Hollow in Big Sink.”

Hucka D.:

Correct. One game anyway. The current SL grid was molded from that game between Chesaw and Saw-chee. Pieland became Second Lyfe, Linden style. Lemon World became Lime Globe — something. Lemon-lime. Dilution. Not as sour, taste buds dulled a bit. Degeneration. Yes, you must include the heretofore overlooked continent of Nautilus in your overall equations. Trivia Ratsuit. Ratzenberger.

bb:

Hold on another second, Hucka D.

Hucka D.:

[delete explicative]

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“Um hum. The original Hammer of the Gods store is located in the Leemington sim, Hucka D. And Robert Plant Variant was just talking about lemons. Can’t be chance, most likely.”

Hucka D.:

Lemon Days. Good days. Real lemonade. Real taste buds. Good times.

bb:

Can I bring in “Introducing Lemon.”

Hucka D.:

Think you have to (!)

bb:

Ok. Here…

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Hucka D.:

*Not* accident, but Lemon has shifted to Ringor. Ingor.

bb:

Yes. Ringo is the one holding the trumpet, like Lemon.

Hucka D.:

You can explore details on your own, but association is obvious, just shifted.

bb:

Leemington as well. Should we bring in Plant?

Hucka D.:

As you wish…

Plant:

More connections, I see. Lemon Days, good days. Backyard burgers and bbq’s. Real meat, then. But you have questions [as usual].

bb:

Excuse me, Mr. Plant. I meant to ask Hucka D. what this means tonight, if he can. Hopefully he can.

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Hucka D.:

Lime-lemon.

bb:

Is… you can’t tell me.

Hucka D.:

Think UP.

bb:

GreenUP?

Hucka D.:

*Yes.*

bb:

And “yellow down”.

Hucka D.:

Exactly. Right. Good. Think “yellow down” but, most importantly, GREENUP.

bb:

Linden World. Then Linden Grid. Lime, um, Globe.

Hucka D.:

Green is good. Green is UP.

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Hucka D.:

Above Rat… Ratzenberger. Beyond… up.

bb:

Thank you for that, Hucka D. I feel better. Lemon down, then.

Hucka D.:

Lemon in past. Lime is present. UP. Lime. Greenup.

bb:

I need to ask about Winesap, obviously, but… another night. Thank you both.


Day Off (Misc. Locations)…

A pool in Frank Park, near what I’ve called Portal No. 1.

Note: this portal seems to have been clearly deactivated in the meantime.

Rocks near same.

More pools in area.

Moving, then, to neighboring Herman Park and this rock placed in a tree by unknown hands.

Still in Herman Park, reflections on the spillway at Drink Land Dam.

Then just to south of the above dam, a view into the meadow that represents the Mmmmmm’s homeland (First Tree, Big Log, etc.). Strange meeting of small black and brown figures in center of photo that look slightly like gingerbread men (or sumtin — think they’re actually leaves), and between similarly black and brown, framing fence posts.

Also the same meadow and just over the hill from the above shot, the first blog glimpse of Parson’s Vale.


Loose Thoughts, then Hucka D., etc.

Hucka D. has indicated that Gypsy, in triplicate form, is or was the last holdout to [him] owning all of Jeogeot and Maebaleia. The solution?: perhaps to separate The Moon sim (and attached Sea of Despair and Gelsomina) from the mainland, as it is now. But what does the triplicate form of Gypsy mean? I know in Karoz’s initial visit to The Moon, he found this tangle of “Gypsies” that took a bit of research to unravel.

I can’t help thinking that the 3 Gipsys in Alabama and Missouri are involved here.

What the heck, let’s just bring in Hucka D., if he’s game. “Hucka D.?”

Hucka D.:

Yes, we had to separate The Moon from Maebaleia. The Blue [galleries] are traces of this… indicate Blue Earth or Earth itself, blue as seen from The Moon, of course. And then the cube of Blue Feather Sea itself, another Earth. Blue Feather… Blue Earth, subtract the “F”. Blue “E” as well…

bb:

Can you tell me more about the Blue Feather Gallery in Crabwoo?

Hucka D.:

Giant “E” in the [northwest] corner. Tells history of my continents. Museum.

bb:

Yes, Plant mentioned the Blue Feather Gallery is a museum as well, but I think he was talking about the one in Sternberg.

Hucka D.:

Yes…

bb:

The “E” in Crabwoo replaced something that was there earlier, didn’t it? I’m thinking that the Blue Feather Cube was there, the “e” before the “E” or that became the “E”.

Hucka D.:

Close enough. The Seed. Direct conduit.

bb:

Between Second Lyfe and Earth.

Hucka D.:

Between Second Lyfe and All Earths.

bb:

Was the cube the same as the Temple of TILE?

Hucka D.:

Ask about the continents spinning around each other.

bb:

Ok, I’m asking.

Hucka D.:

Taijitu. Black and white. 09 and 09. Newton…

bb:

… Jasper. (pause)

*****

bb:

Let’s see, the two continents were formed, the Rabbit Hole, then [connecting the two], and then the Joplin tree was brought from Maebaleia to Jeogeot. At the time these were the only two Second Lyfe continents.

Hucka D. (reinforcing):

Only two. Rabbit Hole connected, yes. Residents were called residents still, but it was understood that the name came from The Residents. In your — our — reality now, this connection has somehow been lost. Not really understanding why myself. Must be a masking from a higher dimension.*

bb:

Did the continents physically *spin* around each other?

Hucka D.:

*Yes.* Circle.

bb (ruminating):

Chilbo and Crabwoo… hmmmmm…

Hucka D.:

2 parrots, one red and the other blue-green. Between them Little Robert Plant Variant was born. *Through* the Korean Channel, Baker Bloch on one side and Karoz, now, on the other. Big E and Big Schwa. Had the tube… mentioned that several times now, a number of times.

bb:

LRPV *stabilized* the spinning?

Hucka D.:

Yes again!

*****

Hucka D.:

We are very fortunate to have Little Robert Plant Variant helping our blog generation here, baker b. Marty moreso but Plant is very important as well. Not priceless like Marty, but he comes at a very high price normally.

bb:

So, let’s see, Gene Fade, a toy avatar, perhaps the last of the mossmen, slips through a crack in reality to enter Second Lyfe. He eventually makes his way to The Moon and impregnates Gypsy with Karoz to continue the mossman species. Karoz technically has the ability to safely walk on Granddaddy Mtn in any location, a thing forbidden to Mossmen of Frank and Herman Park next to Granddaddy.

Hucka D.:

Because he is virtual… phantom, at least as walking in RL goes. But as you know now — today — the portal system is broke.

bb:

Yes (pause). Does Gene Fade come to The Moon after it has been broken away from Maebaleia?

Hucka D.:

That is stability. It also separates from a 1:1 relatioship with Mos Ainsley, then. Yes, Gene Fade broke the spinning. Karoz was born.

bb:

You said Plant ceased the spinning, [though].

Hucka D. (not directly answering):

Real taste buds we had in those global days. Salad Days, which are the same as Lemon Days.**

*****

bb:

I think I have part of it. The *Joplin Tree* stabilized the spin and made Jeogeot more separate from Maebaleia. The Joplin tree is both black and white. Taijitu. 2 continents in one, because it was brought from one [Maebaleia] to the other [Jeogeot].

Hucka D.:

And then *planted* in the middle of Big Sink. Except it wasn’t.

bb:

The [Joplin Tree] seed was the same as the tube, wasn’t it? [Plant’s tube.]

Hucka D.:

What is the Chilbo tree, then?

bb:

It’s like a roulette wheel. The ball entered the Chilbo slot, not the Crabwoo slot. Crabwoo was almost forgotten. Chilbo became the peak of Second Lyfe and the 2 continents.

Hucka D.:

Except it wasn’t. Big Sink. Chilbo needs Korean Channel needs Sunklands…

bb:

What is my relationship to Chilbo now?

Hucka D.:

Chilbo is the eyeball to the outside. Sternberg… it’s not much different than Sternberg, really. Sternberg could be another eye. Was for LRPV. Before he became just RPV [without the Little].

bb:

Plant stayed peripherally involved in Sternberg like I did — am doing — with Chilbo?

Hucka D.:

He kept singing there, yes. Off and on. Not a lot. Sunklands kept him fairly busy. Tube and all.

bb:

I’m picking up something about MessiaenSphere, Hucka D.

Hucka D.:

Fuchsia diamond. Center. No reflection. S. Jackson. Perfection. Alien. Ball… sphere.

bb:

We better end.

Hucka D.:

Thank you.

*****

* Hucka D. has indicated that the name “residents” for the avatars of Second Lyfe was actually inspired by the group The Residents, also hailing from San Francisco like SL founder Philip Rosedale. But for some reason, this fact has become lost.

** In directly associating “Lemon Days” with “Salad Days” here, Hucka D. seems to be referring the following quote from the liner notes of Cheer-Accident’s Introducing Lemon album: “It wilts the lettuce, but freshens up the salad.”


Brief_Thoughts…

Karoz had more adventures tonight. Not involving the Moon people this time, but fellow artists probably closer to his own ilk. Long story short he was eventually pointed to this post in this blog (blog which I’ve added as a link to this blog). I’ll have more to say about that in a future post here, in all likelihood. Karoz made 2 more friends tonight — that’s 4 in 3 days! Met Bacon Hellershanks, who is next to Baker Bloch alphabetically in Steinbeck’s well known art gallery list. The meeting is where it all started. I’m beginning to have theories about synchronicities and creative people. More happen around them! Or maybe it’s just more of like minds attract (like). Bacon, btw, creates some really wonderful line based drawings, found in his Vapor Ware Gallery in Lunata. Go by and see!

Still trying to sort out *exactly* what happened. But a “Mr. B” is involved — I do know that.*

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*11/20/09: I soon learned that I was talking, through SL instant messages, to an actual neighbor and also a kind of unofficial spokesperson of the Amazing Mr. Bickford. He’s also an artist in his own right. I’m truly amazed!


Redd Zepppelin…

Karoz has memory erased from former times. Chilbol explosion. Chilbolton. He does not immediately make connection between this and Ancients. Lennonists… Marxists. I had to remind him when he reads this…

“Two places?” he asked. “How can you…” Then it dawns on him. Somewhat. Rabbit Hole. Continents. 2 places.

“I know why Lemon was in Maebaleia now,” he said to himself quietly.

*****

Hucka D.:

There is — was — a difference between Lemon Days and Salad Days. Latter precedes former. Toy avatars were around in latter days. Former days started the reforms. Reformers… St. Lemon… nudity. Weather was partially erased. Shivering stopped. Woods were made … golf was thoroughly invested as a national pastime over bruiseball. Plaid was empowered. Jack’s nudie films were barred days of past. The lettuce wilts.

*****

Additional note: Red Zeppelin (real location, sans Woods portrait) has texture and color suspiciously like Joplin Ball/Sphere now in restored Temple of TILE.

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Black, White, Red [All Over]?

Loose thoughts before perhaps bringing in Hucka D.:

The “E” shaped island in the Sea of Despair certainly means something. Gypsy Triplicate (as we’ll call the Collective Gypsy from The Moon who may be the same or an aspect of Karoz’s mother) may have practiced TILE, maybe as a counter to what her father was doing in Maebaleia at Crabwoo. She had the “Big E”, somehow (or “Big Schwa”).

What the heck. “Hucka D.?”

Hucka D.:

Present. She was a TILEist. Titlest. She had the ball, er, cube.

bb:

Joplin Ball?

*****

bb:

She had a blimp? Zeppelin?

Hucka D.:

It was called The Arab. Or Barracuda. Barracuda, I believe. Yes.

Hucka D.:

These are your gypsy sisters, baker b.

bb:

I see (!)

Hucka D.:

So there you have it. The gypsy sisters had a Zeppelin that was actually a Barracuda, which was then condensed as a Joplin Ball/Sphere and sent to Jeogeot. Why?

bb:

They had something to hide and they wanted to “Rock It?” [dunno]

Hucka D.:

Think. Think.

bb:

They had a ship… Barracuda. But it wasn’t a Zeppelin but it contained the Joplin Ball which could be unfolded as a Redd Zepppelin. The ball was the same as a Titlest… TILEist. Woods.

Hucka D.:

So it wasn’t The Arab here. It was the Barracuda.

bb:

Newton 09 and Jasper 09.

Hucka D.:

TILE. E. T.

bb:

Should we talk to [The Wilsons] as variants?

Hucka D.:

No. Plant will do for now. And Marty. And a dash of Lemon to liven up the Salad.

bb:

But this is what it means. The Wilsons. Maybe Wilsonia? [who has been called just Wilson, after all]

Hucka D.:

You can go ahead and tell Gypsy this. And you can return to The Moon and Gelsomina if you wish. Don’t be afraid. Through Karoz, I mean.

bb:

Thank you.


Pedaling To Nowtown

Baker Bloch still on the road to Sternberg and now passing through X-ville, a quirkly little community mentioned several times in this blog already. This would be several sims to the south of the Sternberg complex, in Deitide to be exact. Looks like X-ville takes up the whole sim, as neighboring “twin city” Y-borough does for Crowfoot two sims east. Baker did not pedal to Y-borough this day, for his left turn north onto Route 9 to Sternberg from Route 10 was in X-ville, and he did not desire to waste time by retracing his steps back to this spot.

Nice parkland off Route 9 just below Sternberg, owned by the Institute of Cyberculture Studies and located in the Elvarg sim.

What’s called Sternberg West on official Sternberg maps (I’ll get to one of those just below). This is where Baker Bloch, Little Robert Plant Variant, and Hucka Doobie met for their one and only face-to-face meeting in Second Lyfe, in an underminable location however, perhaps on this street pictured below but perhaps not. Tea, I believe, was drunk by all if I remember correctly, yet no teahouse exists in Sternberg West presently. Maybe it was all a figment of my imagination. 🙂

Sharply winding street in Old Sternberg, which seems to be the same as the Morkeleb sim. Baker is sitting beside a cross on top of a rocky hill bored through by a road tunnel.

The center of New Sternberg (Neu-Sternberg) in the sim of Xenosaur, immediately south of Morkeleb containing Old Sternberg. This seems to be the present commercial center of Sternberg itself as well, shifted, we can theorize, from a past center in the old part of town.

No, Baker’s not gainfully employed by a Sternberg company — he’s just taking a load off his tired feet/legs at a currently vacant office desk.

Map of the Sternberg metropolitan area, showing the relationship of the various city parts. This map has a clear marker for the Blues Fabrik club that Little Robert Plant states he sang at on perhaps a number of occasions, just to the east of Route 9 as it passes through the center of Xenosaur. However, Baker Bloch has no success in finding the famous venue; instead a shop selling motorcycles seems to have taken its place. Perhaps it has merely moved to a different location in Sternberg? I’ll have to check further to verify this.

Then it’s on to Nowtown for Baker Bloch, not far north of Sternberg. I suppose one could stretch the definition of Sternberg to include Nowtown as a type of suburb, but it’s a stretch still, since Nowtown is much more rural and bucolic in nature, with no easily defined commercial hub.

One possible candidate for such is the 2 story art gallery pictured below, called the Brain Wash Art Center. The Brainwash group, in fact, seems to own a lot of what could be defined as Nowtown, including parts of the Somerset, Fyre Maven and Black Drake sims. The gallery is divided into a number of rooms with transparent walls, each showing a selection of works from one particular artist.

Another sharply winding road leading from the Art Center up the mountain towering over Nowtown. A castle is perched on top, owned by the same Brainwash group and containing a bit more art. With its peak at 130 meters, the unnamed massif rises about a 100 meters above Nowtown proper to its north and west.

Baker pauses at the top to ponder the meaning of a strange, triple star conjunction he’s never noticed before. Has it always been there? Anyway, nice to be totally away from all the glare of Jeogeot’s more urban areas, he thinks in continuing to stare at the star sprinkled, black sky.

One of the art pieces within the castle, also present in the Art Centre at the bottom of the mountain, and created and owned by none other than Lypvs Writer, the manager of Brain Wash Club and Resort. It’s a virtual replica of a watercolor and ink work somewhat mysteriously called “LVPVS IN FABVLA p26 ‘There I found you, my love'”. Could that be some kind of unconscious depiction of the similarly red Joplin Ball/Sphere above the road here? (since it is red covering black and white again — see post immediately below). Could this be the love he found there? No, I’m sure he had something else in mind…


Chilbo, Spheres…

One more shot from Nowtown by Baker Bloch, depicting a huge water drop positioned above the lava stream flowing from near the top of Nowtown Mountain, as we’ll call it for lack of an official name. But admittedly it’s a trick shot, for the giant drop is merely a tiny drop of water Blochs found floating in front of a small store selling heraldry paraphenalia near the Brainwash Art Center. He just moved his camera around until the tiny object seemed to be hugely superimposed above the lava flow, a phony threat to snuff out its heated existence by dropping, thus. As is my nature, I suspiciously believe that even the chance to even create such an impossible, surreal juxtaposion may have meaning in a larger picture, since this lava flow down into the Fyre Maven temple, where it is actually quenched by water, represents the spiritual centerpiece of the community, at least according to Hucka D. and also Little Robert Plant Variant.

Is this new juxtaposion shown above any less real, actually, than the positioning of the temple and lava flow together in the first place? A metaphysical question not unworthy of asking, I feel.

But moving on…

… to Karoz chill’n in Chilbo, the next day I believe. Some sit poseballs at the “Art Part” museum near the center of the Chilbo sim, or not to far south of it, attract Karoz’s attention because of their similar color and texture to the Joplin Ball — yes, that’s actually what he thought when he saw them. Currently the small, 2 room museum houses only 3 distinct pieces of art, including the one behind Karoz by Gretchen Capalin, inspired by fractal art it seems. Quite nice.

More art nearby in a place called the Gemini Art Corner, with all pictures on easels this time. Works in progress? All look in finished form to Baker Bloch upon checking behind Karoz today; must be a stylized way of displaying the pieces, then (10 in all).

Karoz sitting beside what might be Chilbo’s largest water course, but I’m not sure of that… hafta check. This would be right next to the Gemini Art Corner, which lies just out of the picture frame to the left here.

Interesting textured rock just upstream from where Karoz sits above, more of a ground level shot this time.

One thing The Baker Family really appreciates about Chilbo, I believe, is the obvious, loving care given to the design of the community, such as the inclusion of this interesting detail involving a discarded piece of food and grateful ants, near the source of the aforementioned stream.

Moving to the south central part of Chilbo, Karoz finds this basically empty 512 parcel surrounded by a white picket fence, with some wooden prims stacked up near its northwest corner against the fence. Relationship with other Chilbo property owners: unknown.

Interesting sculpture of a “Bine Rune” owned by Fleep Tuque on a wall just south of the huge Oracle Tree. According to wikipedia, a bind rune is a ligature (character overlap) of two or more single runes. In studying the matter just a little further, it could be that this object represents a Bluetooth bind rune of very contemporary origin. Not certain of this, though.

Then Karoz finds yet another Chilbo mediation spot on top of the Art Part. Ooohmmm chillll ooohmmm.

Then its over to the Temple of TILE to take a more close up look at the Joplin Ball/Sphere. Exactly how *powerful* is its influence? Does it extend to Chilbo? Nowtown? The Moon sim? All of the above and much more? Much, much more?


Biking, Cont. 01

Baker Bloch entering what I call Nowtown from the south, on the newly paved Route 10 in this area. He’s staring down at the stream that supposedly marked the southern edge of the Plant Plantation formerly in this location, where Little Robert Plant Variant grew up.

Further north on Route 10 but probably technically still in Nowtown.

Road shooting west off Route 10 leading to the Brainwash Art Center and the high mtn. overlooking Nowtown from the south and west, already visited by Blochs the night before.

Then it’s on to Zen City in the Chapala sim, with a whole grid of roads connected to Route 10 from the west.

I really like Teasdale now (I’m writing the text to this post, as usual, a couple of days after posting the pictures), but I suppose I should also spend more time in the general Sternberg/Nowtown/Zen City/X-ville/Y-borough area. Perhaps rent there in the near future as well. But I’m not looking to top around 1000 a month for any rental. I pay about 900 for the one in Teasdale now, a pretty nice 2 story affair, plus another 300 or so for the Teasdale “Something To Chro About” gallery space — that’s all quite reasonable, I feel. Sternberg seems more expensive, and there appears to be no current rentals in Nowtown/Zen City. X-ville, officially called Pine Tree Square according to the rental store there, acts as a sort of smaller twin to Teasdale, and has similar rental prices. A logical choice might be to just rent in both X-ville of Pine Tree Square and Teasdale — I’ve noticed several businesses, including the Evergreen Pub, are located in both PTS group owned communities.

Blochs rides the highest road in Zen City and the Chapala sim, hugging its entire western line which it shares with Cranston.

Dead end at the northern Chapala line — Applewood sim dead ahead.

Blochs then makes his way back to Route 10, intending to journey the big loop around the, er, top of the western claw of Jeogeot and circling back to X-ville in the process.

Let me just quickly create a better map showing the locations involved in this particular loop…

Here’s he’s on the other side of the peninsula from Zen City, staring toward the eastern end of the mtn. range that extends several sims west to Nowtown.

Amazing underwater tunnel — literally as in *in* the water — in the Silvercreek sim.

At the tunnel’s center — just to remind that Baker here is actually riding underwater here — his body disappears, leaving only the still somehow psychically connected armbands, hat, blackbird, and bike itself.

At the other end of the tunnel, freshly emerged from the water, Baker is certainly relieved to see his body has returned. 😮

Don’t know the physics that would cause such a bodily disappearance while still leaving the attachments unaffected; never happened before as far as I can recall. We’ll nervously chalk it up as “one of those SL things.”


Biking, Cont. 02

Just south of the mysterious underwater tunnel on Route 10 is this handsome cable-stayed bridge shared between Silvercreek and Aberhart. The land to the right of the channel in the background is actually part of a large island, with its west end in Silvercreek and the east end in Morkeleb 3 sims west. Morkeleb is the sim containing Old Sternberg, which means at least the western part of this island must be considered part of its metropolitan area, I suppose. I’ll then return to this island asap and relay further information about it through this blog.

The more I think about it, the more I’m sure I’ll probably rent in X-ville (Pine Tree Square) in the near future, most likely before, um, X-mas. As a side note, I wonder if Hucka D. called it X-ville because of the crossroads of Route 9 and Route 10 within its limits? (…mental note here to ask him) And also didn’t LRPV say he lived in X-ville for a spell? Think so.

Interesting configuration of houses on the island just above the Silvercreek-Aberhart bridge — not visited this night, though.

Some kind of large green squares with blue borders spied on the west side of Route 10 in Cambrian. Baker’s nearing Hucka D.’s foully spoken of Y-borough. He later determines that the same kind of squares make up the ground pattern of this “dark twin” to nearby X-ville, again according to Hucka D. Or was it Plant who spoke of the two in this manner?

Anyway, just on the other side of the road is this nice development Baker visited once before. Rentals are a little out of his price range, although the grounds are nice. Assuming he soon rents in X-ville, I’m sure Baker will be returning to this site as well.

Then it’s Y-borough to his south only a click further down Route 10.

Are those windows over there all broken out? he asks while wondering why his bike won’t go any faster. Yeah, he would admit that it looks more than a bit creep from this perspective. And first impressions are difficult to shake.

Baker reaching the outskirts of a never-looked-better X-ville. He’s completed his big loop around Jeogeot’s “western claw”, with the junction of Route 10 and Route 9 just ahead.

X-ville residential area. Not bad! Not Y-borough.

Nice little downtown as well. He’s learning to really respect it.

But the biggest discovery of the trip was yet to come, for while visiting the PTS rental shop in X-ville he learned of its twin city of Teasdale, way over on the Gaeta continent. He used the acquired landmark there to take a look…

He’s very impressed! It’s considerably larger than X-ville/Pine Tree Square, although it apparently has about the same population. Much larger urban district — maybe serving a bigger metro area, then?

Long story short for now, Baker decided to rent a house on the outskirts of town (center, below), next to a sim sized labyrinth maze. Several nights later he also rents a Teasdale business space to create a new version of the Something To Chro About Gallery, last seen in Yapland/Healy. New adventures will soon be in store for certain!