Yd Island Again, 01
Baker decides to take a break from Pudding Hill tonight and heads over to Yd Island instead for some biking fun. Here he pauses at the now well documented Rabbit Head in Ratzenberger, once more…
… before heading up the ridge toward the odd protuberance jutting up from near its top, maybe 200 meters away from Rabbit Head and clearly visible from it.
There are actually 2 distinct protuberances next to each other here, but the one clearly visible from Rabbit Head is considerably larger and taller than the other. Baker stands on the lesser of the two…
… before moving to the larger one, which has got to be 20 feet high, maybe a bit more.
Relation betwen larger protuberance (gotta get a proper name for it, I suppose) and the huge wall completely surrounding what we’ve been lately calling the Micro-Hole in this blog, at the top of Glocker. See here for my original thoughts on yet another seemingly queer site in the immediate area of Ratzenberger and the Rabbit Hole — a complex of queer sites, if you will.
to be continued…
Yd Island Again, 02
Baker in the lower part of the Micro-Hole, elevation-wise, having flown over the top of the huge wall (64 meters top to bottom in places). This bit of green, covered with some tall grass and surrounded by a number of of Linden cypresses, represents the flattest part of the 8192 square meter “hole”.
The Micro-Hole can logically be divided into 3 distinct parts according to outside wall megaprims. In this overhead shot from an earlier post re the subject, we can see the whole of the Micro-Hole with the 3 distinct megaprims. The two lowest in the picture (and also lowest in elevation) are actually hollowed out, cut cubes having original dimensions of 32 meters x 64 meters x 64 meters. The top megaprim is also a hollow, cut cube, but twice as large: 64x64x64.
So Baker stands within the first wall megaprim above, which, on the ground, covers 2048 square meters, as does the second. Below he stands in this determined second region, with a very different topography than the first or the third. Mounds abound, one could say; in contrast, the first and third region of the Micro-Hole, while containing steeper slopes, are much smoother.
Baker looks back at the slope he just climbed essentially dividing regions 1 and 2 of the Micro-Hole. Elevation at the bottom of region 1 (see 1st picture above): 76 meters. Elevation of the highest point of region 2: 105 meters. While differing in topography, the first two regions of the Micro-Hole share the same kind of vegetation: Linden tall grass, Linden cypresses, and Linden eucalyptuses.
Baker standing on the tallest mound of region 2, at the 105 elevation mentioned before. Actually in checking my map, this mound lies a bit into region 3, since it would be enclosed by an uncut version of the 64x64x64 wall megaprim instead. But it’s close to the border between the two — only a few meters inside this 3rd region.
Then beyond this tallest mound the jagged landscape abruptly becomes very smooth and non-moundy again, although more steeply sloped. The northwest corner of the Micro-Hole also represents its highest point, at 134 meters, almost a full 60 meters higher than its lowest point. Also perhaps interesting is the introduction of some new Linden plants in this highest and largest region besides the ones already covered, namely a number of plumeria trees and also a couple tuffs of beach grass. Oh, and 1 prim of Liden eel grass — didn’t notice that until studying the below photo closer (eel grass sprig is right center).*
Baker also finds the odd remains of a modern home still present just south of the central part of the Micro-Hole. The color controlling remote he uncovered before is still there as well, and he changes the setting to purple…
… and forces a midnight environment to produce the below shading of the Micro-Hole’s center. Very nice.
to be continued…
* Baker later returns and finds that there are two eel grass sprigs in the Micro-Hole, both in its region 3.
Yd Island Again, 03
Revisiting the Land of What-If in Glocker, a little below the Micro-Hole in the same sim. 8 rocks again surrounding a portal at the very center of this 1/4th sim sized parcel… hmmmm.
And at the southeast corner of parcel Blochs finds this spherical diamond that wasn’t there in December when he also passed through this very spot.
Revisiting land owned by artist Weston Graves beside the Land of What-If. The whole garden spot (called “A Picture Garden” in the land’s description) is surrounded by these spherical bushes of unnamed species. More spheres.
Some of Weston’s excellent artwork, most set up between 2 pillars of small “Roman Ruins” scattered about the garden.
Baker then teleports to Weston Graves’ other gallery in Rossyln on Sansara, found in his profile picks. The industrial style structure impresses him…
… and he is happy to find that it is offered as a freebie, which he immediately takes advantage of, setting up one for himself on the Villeneuve property and slightly modifing it to fit a square 1024 parcel. He now has plans for this structure (see above!).
Measuring things again…
“I didn’t mind my p’s and q’s enough when counting the number of Jeogeot continent sims. It’s actually 776. 1 from 777. But at least my total for Maebaleia (678) was correct. (pause) Hucka D.?”
Good that you started exploring Yd Island again and found the house/gallery. I am Sapphire. I was born in the Micro-Hole you probed tonight as well. The Micro-Hole was formed to counter the intense gravity of the Macro-Hole, or what most people knew as just The Hole. The Micro-Hole was a sort of hidden project, although not overtly. You must think about Yd Island and TILE now, baker b. Baker Beach. And the Mmmmmm’s again.
Yes, Sapphire is right, baker b. Pudding Hill is a center now, but you must keep Yd Island in the mix. And now you have yet another new structure to deal with. The mythology of Yd Island can even be sharpened now that you are in the heart of Sunklands for real. You must give up Aotearoa. Sorry. Ideally, you would keep everything… (pause)
They may be gone.
We’re over here.
Yd. Island will be needed more in the spring and fall, countered by the winter-summer axis of Sunklands. No… (pause)
“Glop people, Hucka D. What were they in Second Life?”
They were never here. They were in your Sharon.
One of my problems is how to convey through writing the emotions of exploring that region while living in Mythopolis. Sharon was an independent country from Wazob at one time, like Texas from the US before the Mexican War.
Let’s get this done with tonight as well, Hucka D., and Sapphire. The comparison of ancient Wazob with more modern Jeogeot. Then maybe we can determine some bleedthroughs…
There is no parallel to Bridee, your mother’s house, unless you want to count the new finds in Eunhaeng, as you probably should.
If so, then, it’s split in two in Jeogeot, a night side and a day side. But the same structure.
If so, again, then the dry waterfall on the Emerald Center properties with the obvious parallel to the Sampson’s Stones must also be factored in. That’s the province of Emerald, which is, or was, just beyond the central Q province — Zircon, wasn’t it?
Yes. And this seems to apply, or backed up, by the fact that (Chip) Sampson was a star forward for the Emerald basketball team, its greatest star, perhaps, before (John) Raphael showed up in about 1970.* So, yeah, I think this would *have* to represent the Emerald province of Wazob. Or, I mean, there’s a direct resonance going on between it and Second Life — and the Lake District of England as well. The house: books that can’t be read on one side, night side, and books that can on the day side.
Jeogeot is about 6 miles wide and 7 miles high, Hucka D. Let’s see, Wazob is maybe 4 miles high and 4 miles wide or so. Not an exact match, but not incomparable. But one of the things I see is the relation of Sunklands to the traditional Sharon country, or what later became the Chrysoberyl province. Now Nick Barkley was a star forward for both the Chrysoberl college basketball team and then the Chrysoberyl pro basketball team. Nick Barkley is a charater in Big Valley (a tv show), which reminds me of that old poem…
Big valley, huge valley
Side for you, side for me
That’s your poem. I like “Lucky Penguins Stupid Penguins” better.
Thanks for that. But it sounds like Big Sink, though. Maybe St. Nick is the patron saint of Sunklands, not St. Lemon. St. Nick is of course Santa Claus to us. Bringing us toys when we were small.
Right (smiles). So, Hucka D. are there any other comparisons to make here?
You seem to have covered the major ones. No real parallel to Chilbo, for instance.
Oh, I guess the Korean Channel would have to be a substitute for Silver Creek, the spine of Wazob. (pause) Before I forget, Hucka D., I think the Corsica continent may have been purposely planned as a type of Russian/Siberia thing, forming slowly west to east across a large breadth. It’s the longest SL continent.
But instead of Russia you get Pennsylvania — unplanned.
Yeah, to emphasize the Egg Hill sink as a center, and some other stuff. Getting back to the Wazob-Jeogeot link, Sunklands must parallel Sharon.
Think of your mother’s house, Bridee, and the 2 structures that are so different in Eunheung but yet the same. Underneath is an old map of Second Life, almost from its beginning. Not chance it’s there. Like your old maps of Mythos, or Wazob. *Beanstalk* — food for thought. We better end.
* Chip Sampson and John Raphael played for a number of years (1970 – 1975) on the Emerald pro basketball team and were considered one of the best, if not the best forward tandem in the league they played (Wazobian Basketball Association, or WBA). They won two championships while playing together. Now all this is imaginary, but a number of years later while attending college (about 1980 or 1981) I met two actual people who were named *Chip and Raphael* I often saw hanging around together. Both were campers who lived in tents at the time. And to add to the oddity, another friend knew this same duo by two totally different names: *John* and Fred respectively.
Newly created SID’s Place on Yd Island.
Just walking around the neighborhood…
” I am Sapphire. Wazob and Jeogeot… (pause)”
Hi Sapphire. (pause) You still there?
She is attempting to say a link has been made between your Wazob and our Jeogeot now. Eunhaeng.
I think that’s already been determined, Hucka D. And goodnight to ya!
Yes, hello baker b. You must further that link now it has been established. Explore more around that area. Go back to Ro Sheen’s Coffee Shop. Hang out there. Lake District (of England) is involved also. Col… (pause)
(pause) Hucka D.?
We are were will be talking about Jasper more.
The Jasper (collage) series?
He he. Why don’t you ask Wilma.
Horticulture. Ray o vacuum cleaner. Prices expensive. Horribly wound up. Tight wad. Renee gade opal vacuum… cleaner. Laundry. Hurt. Pain. Giving up. Ree..
Hi. Horrible pain. Vacuum suck suck sucks. Standing in one place at once. House and I are one.
Wilma, do you know of this blog? Or does it read like Korean to you.
I am trying internally. All maps… are… recovered.
Is Fred there with you?
(pause) I don’t know.
Who is Ruuster? Do you know?
I am being given information.
But you know what I mean… about the blog and it reading like Korean. I’m on the Korean channel now. Continent, I mean. Korean continent. Do you know where that is? It’s also known as Jeogeot in the blog. It’s all through it, after part 14.
I’m looking on the shelf but the numbers do not appear on the edges. 14.
No, all the parts of the blog after 14. I’m the only one who reads them as books, though. Or a giant book itself. One other… maybe several actually, but most readers are or will be in the future. You don’t have to read them yourself, just know that they are there. In that bookshelf. If you wish to read. Later.
I will read…
But the other side of the house, your house after all, contains the English classics. You should read those.
I will be here. A part of me.
We can take you to Sunklands, though. Wilma?
I will stay in my house.
Ruuster’s house, you mean. According to this blog. We are talking in this blog. Now. Oh… Gray will be there to help.
We create Ruuster’s house together. Is that what you’re trying to tell me? Information… you say you’re getting information…
We’ll talk to her later. Baker b., she is confused about the nature of me.
You are a spirit guide. You are a member of the Baker family, just as important as Baker Bloch and Baker Blinker. And Karoz.
She doesn’t understand this virtual family. You are baker b…. she gets that. But she doesn’t understand how you divide into male and female within the blog.
Mostly male now. I’m most definitely identified with Baker Bloch more than Baker Blinker now. But we all have male and female inside us. The Jung idea, of course.
The two parts of the house that manifest in Jeogeot from Wazob… one is night and one is day. An impression is being made. You know this is the house because of the presence of Sampson’s Stones equivalent in Emerald Center to the *northwest* of the house. Just like Edwardston is northwest of [Bridee]. She can understand that.
Who were Elvis and his wife?
A trace. Aliens. Evils into Elvis. You will write about them tomorrow. (pause) The trace is made because of the pain and fear Wilma is suffering, and because she is becoming one with the house. The house manifests as two houses in Jeogeot because you and she create them together, as through a prism. One house is dark and has unreadable books, which are the same as your blog. Kou Umaga would see them as the same way, except they would be written in the undecipherable version of English instead of Korean, or Japanese or whatever. Korean is good, though, because you are on the Korean continent with the Korean channel. Put those maps up before going to bed. Or tomorrow.
Thank you. I will.
Wilma is trying to communicate. Gray, as you said, is helping. Fred?
Fred is not the soulmate, though. They are redbird and bluebird together in life. Separate. Like these two houses.
Precisely. And you fit in between the split. You are two in one. Father and mother in one, like we all are. Vigo and Prices. Maxwellborn. Piedmont. Leo to Vigo. Ray… the brainard.
I’m going to look back at the High Octave Story, maybe just add it to the blog here.———————-
Petemond (new: Piedmont) seal?*
Jazz great, Don Redman, was born in Piedmont on July 29, 1900. Henry Louis Gates, a professor of African-American history at Harvard, was raised in Piedmont, an experience he described in his 1994 book “Colored People”. Rock singer Steve Whiteman of the band Kix, best known for their hit song ‘Don’t Close Your Eyes’, was born in Piedmont in 1956.
* If so, here’s some theories: The Big E Gallery formerly in Aotearoa is a fulfillment of the ascension of Baker Bloch shown in the seal, about to be teleported up. The Blue Feather Sea cube behind him represents the small “e” (“e”) that will soon transform into a big “e” (“E”). It is the cube that becomes 8 cubes fitted together to create this E. This is according to the beginning of the Special Game of TILE. But perhaps the reverse is happening here, and the destruction of the Big E Gallery *precedes* the creation of Petemond or Piedmont on the ground (?) Whatever, the basis of the cross is still present on the ground, and formerly acted as a walkway between the Victorian house on the east end and the slum econo apts. on the west side. These, I suppose, could be Virgo (from Vigo) and Pisces (from Prices) respectively. Baker Bloch seems to represent more the Gemini aspect, as he stands just above that particular sign and the twins. baker b. himself is a twin, seen in Baker Bloch’s twinship with Baker Blinker, the 2 aspects of baker b. in Second Lyfe.
1 or the Other…
Pudding Hill (just turning around, staying in the same spot)…
both at once, even, or at least the 2 Edwardston Station Galleries. Great shot of the east end of Big Sink as well. Compare here with a picture of same from close to 2 years ago.
New layout, so far, of the 7680 sq meter Aotearoa property. The blue pool in the foreground is one of the recent additions, being directly below the center of the cube version of the Edwardston Station Gallery hovering about 100 meters above now. With the creation of the even newer Blue Feather Gallery, as I’m calling it so far, probably will delete the cubic Edwardston Station Gallery, since it contains mostly the same pictures. However, there is the problem still of the unique, small side gallery now within the cube version of the ESG, “Down The Rabbit Hole”. What to do with that?? The blue pool, which I think I’ll call simply Blue Pool, has also come up more recently in connection with some new things found in Otaki Gorge just across Route 10.
And then here’s White Pool, almost the exact size of Blue Pool (that’s the idea anyway) and directly beneath the modified Big E Gallery also moved from Pudding Hill, or copied from Pudding Hill I should say, since the gallery still exists in both locations currently. The giant waterfall has also been carried over from Pudding Hill, and, like there, forms this pool on the ground.
Aotearoa property from the north now, clearly showing the much older waterfall on the property set in a grove of pines.
A little further up… here we begin to see the bottom of both the Big E Gallery and the Edwardston Station Gallery now at Aotearoa…
… for now.
White Pool in relation to a campfire already present on the property before the recent remodelling. The walkway in the foreground is what we’ve been referring to here as the east-west “arm’ of Peter’s Cross, perhaps another re-creation of an ancient configuration. If so — just to complete this line of thought — the Victorian house at its east end would represent Virgo and the slum econo apartments on the west side (also present in my original Aotearoa property set-up, like the Victorian house) the complementary zodiac sign of Pisces.
I thought this also meaningful: when I’d completed all the remodeling I wanted to do to the Aotearoa property that day, checked to see how many prims I had left to work with and it turned out that I had used *exactly half* of what is allotted to me for that parcel, or as close to 1/2 as you can get with that odd number (879 used, 878 still available).
Otaki Gorge, Petemond/Piedmont, Dogu, So On…
In revisiting Peter’s Mound the other night, Baker Bloch finds a, ahem, block or prim cube on the very top.
In checking the land ownership of the mound (finally!), Blochs finds that it actually has 3 owners, MORE TEXT SOON.
Aerial palm tree marking the spot of Peter’s Mound is still in place. Hucka D. has compared this to a flag pin on a golf course, and the grave itself as the 18th or final hole.
As it turns out, Peter’s Mound is almost directly south of the little graveyard I set up on my Aotearoa property, recently revised to include this small, blue pool — Blue Pool, as opposed to White Pool now on another part of the property. As you can see, I made one of the 3 gravestones of the cemetery fall into the middle of the new pool. Pool of The Dead, then, as well.
Baker then moves back to Peter’s Mound and the cube prim perched on top to check exact lat/long/elevation numbers.
The place which would be about a sim’s length directly north (256 meters north) is here in relation to the small Aotearoa cemetery.
Closer look at the submerged tombstone.
And then when researching Aotearoa, Otaki Gorge and some of the surrounding sims as well using the ever so handy Second Life Grid Survey site, discovered that there was another gallery set up almost *across the road* from my Aotearoa property that I hadn’t noticed before. I thought: surely this small gallery hasn’t been there all the time! Now I’m not the most observant of chaps, but I was still relieved to know that the gallery, called Lark Art, had only been there for a little over a month. It’s been a busy December and January for me, with most of the activity taking place away from Aotearoa (until very recently).
I took a snapshot of Lark’s photograph that most captured my attention of the handful within (as I said, it’s pretty but quite small, and set up on a 512 parcel): a partially submerged dogu statue titled “A Being From Outer Space.” You can read all about the dogu here, and possible connection with “Ancient Astronauts” here.
Picture of Lark Blackheart’s tidy gallery on the northern edge of Otaki Gorge, same sim that contains Peter’s Mound, mind you.
Relationship between the lower, central part of my Aotearoa property and Lark’s art gallery using a 96 meter draw. So close!
Below is wikipedia’s picture of a dogu figurine. According to their article on the subject, most such figurines contain missing arms, legs, or other body parts, some of which have been purposely broken off. I couldn’t help notice the resemblance of the gold cube substituting for the figurine’s leg to a Second Life prim cube with default (plywood) texture. In Lark’s photograph, this particular leg of the dogu, if it exists, is buried in the sand of the beach it has washed up on. Chance? Maybe not.
I also think of the submerged tombstone newly added to my small Aotearoa cemetery, submerged just like the dogu pictured in “A Being From Outer Space” hung just across the road. We’ll see how all this plays out further soon enough.
“You are correct. Peter’s Mound was forgotten upon the move up the hill and the founding of what was first called Peter’s Mound, then Pete’s Mound, then Petemond and then Piedmont, as the forgetting escalated past a threshold event. It was then thought that Peter was buried in the small graveyard you have uncovered on your property in Aotearoa. You are also right about that. Obviously Lark’s gallery gives additional clues, specifically that Peter was from what you call Outer Space, an Ancient Astronaut like the Japanese Dogu. And still in a way, Baker Bloch is also Peter; he sits on a prim cube just as the Dogu in the [wikipedia] photograph propped up by the same. Gold cube. Pyramid topping. Lacking in the Big E in Pudding Hill. Red, green, blue but no grounding yellow or gold.”
The Big E is going to have to go away entirely.
I have the pyramid [of similar colors] anyway.
Right. That means the Aotearoa property must go. Probably. Tough, though. It’s a great setting.
That’s what I was going to say. So lemme get this straight. Peter is a rabbit, or a rabbit avatar. Like our friend [delete name].
You can say it: Kou. But it’s not Kou himself, but merely the separation of two who know Jeogeot, another dark and light situation. You must bury the rabbit but then forget where it is buried. Then remember again. You want to speak of Peter’s Cross, then.
Yes, the cross seems to be to be a karmic wheel of the zodiac, entrapping and inducing forgetfulness (of the original burial ground). This is my guess where Piedmont was established — built around. The east-west arm of the cross is the same as the 40 meter pathway connecting the Victorian house and the slum econo apartments in Aotearoa. And these are, in another way, Virgo and Pisces, in that order.
You can keep the waterfall but you must get rid of the Big E. Make it an archived exhibit, like “Where are we on that?”.
The interview will take place in Pudding Hill (regarding SID’s 1st Oz)!
Yes. You can keep the waterfall. And, of course, the Edwardston Station Gallery, the cube version. That’s OK.
So you’re saying I should move away from Yd Island.
Yeah, why not? You are not attached to that mythology any longer. The Micro-Hole has completely balanced the Macro-Hole. Sapphire was is will be born and moved to Jeogeot. Your days on Yd Island are not longer needed.
And the Mogwa rental too, I assume.
Right. Everything in Pudding Hill.
Sunklands. Jeogeot. More on the cross, please.
It looks like to me that the cross was formed, and then the north-south axis was lost. Only the east-west arm is left, the Virgo-Pisces arm or axis. Gemini-Saggitarius — air-fire — is eliminated. Correct? Sir?
It becomes Piedmont, like Alabama.
Is Sapphire here?
Ummagumma. Psychogumma. Meddle. Down, town. (pause)
Hucka D. is advising me to leave Yd Island, Sapphire.
Yes, good. Focus on Jeogeot. Piedmont began during my rule of the continent. It was one of the first communities on the west side, perhaps the first. Peter’s Mound is older. Ancient. Astronaut.
I’m going to have to give up that property.
You know what was there. Peter’s Cross, up from Peter’s Mound. Then arm removed and forgetfulness (ensues).*
* I think Sapphire and also Hucka D. might peripherally be referring to the removal of the *leg* of the Dogu statue pictured just below, instead replaced with a cube that looks like an SL prim cube. Removal of the leg means the removal of the north-south axis of Peter’s Cross.
*Another* Gallery (Sheesh!)
Preliminary pictures of yet another gallery I’ve set up, this time on the Aotearoa property with all the spare prims I had left from the recent remodeling. No name yet, but leaning toward Blue Feather Gallery if I keep it. Just thought of that, though.
It’s very spread out; the grassy part of the below photos is the extent of my 7680 sq. meter parcel in Aotearoa, and, as you can see, the gallery’s ground plan hogs up most of this.
Structurally, on my end, it’s a collage effort based on modules, as per my usual style. This time the module is that recently found, freebie industrial grunge residence by the Yd Island gallery owner Weston Graves. More on him here:
A couple interior shots.
I’ve been able to include the entire 10×10 art collage work (100 collages, again) inside, and also a considerable number of Edna’s photographs along the outer walls.
But the big question looming is: will I actually keep this gallery around? If so, then I keep the Aotearoa property and get rid of some others. Mogwa most obviously. Probably Yd Island. Probably the highest 1024 parcel of Pudding Hill. *Not* the lowest (!) *Maybe* the middle Pudding Hill 1024.
The choice between keeping the Aotearoa property and giving it up now may be the hardest land decision I’ve had to make in Second Life so far. It’s going to be really, really tough to delete the brand new Blue Feather Gallery if I go the first route.
So more thoughts: If I give up Aotearoa I won’t have to let go of the 1024 on Yd Island. But what’s left there, except maybe the SID’s 1st Oz related interview? (more on that soon!) Well, perhaps better to *have* these decisions to make than not knowing what you’re missing. I guess.
Maybe make a Yd Island memorial in Aotearoa with my extra prims there. Maybe in the Victorian house or the slum apts. That might be a further way to justify keeping Aotearoa.
It’s almost like the sim has reacted against the progress made in Pudding Hill (maximum usage for minimum land) with its own progress (Blue Feather Gallery — notch up from even Big E Gallery there, and certainly better way to display my collages and also Edna’s photographs).
So let me break this down even further…
Benefits for keeping Aotearoa 7680:
* Blue Feather Gallery. As I said, nicest gallery yet, most likely, for the display of the 10×10 collages and also, in a lesser way, Edna’s photographs. A step up from Big E Gallery in Aotearoa in this way. *Overall* I can’t say I like the Blue Feather Gallery better than the Big E Gallery and the latter’s zaniness and complexity. BFG is not as complex, although it’s pretty complex as far as SL galleries go, even. One of the ideas about SL galleries is that you make the layout simple enough so that visitor’s won’t loose attention and rather quickly teleport away. Big E Gallery — yeah, it’s too complex in this manner; Blue Feather Gallery — not as much, and maybe just the right level of baroqueness for what’s being displayed. Plus the BFG, although a prim hog, doesn’t use as many prims as the Big E before it, leaving me room for the creation of a new, edited down Big E just below the Blue Feather Gallery. As of today, I’ve merged the “Down The Rabbit Hole” exhibit directly *into* the Big E. In other words, I physically moved the tube and part of the rooms housing this exhibit in the Edwardston Station Gallery tube over to the Big E.
Insert example picture here.
Perhaps if I stayed exclusively in Big Sink then I would loose appreciation of the other sinks — Aotearoa obviously (since I’d have to give the property up), but also nearby Otaki Gorge (which also seems to be reacting against Pudding Hill in league with Aotearoa, whatever that really means), and also Second Sink and Blackmount Sink and Lill Burn Valley. Aotearoa is more in the middle of all these. Especially thinking that Second Sink may be neglected. Sunklands is more than just Big Sink.
That could be the title of the second reason for staying in Aotearoa:
* Sunklands is more than just Big Sink.
Then conversely, why I should get rid of Aotearoa?:
* cheaper property.
I could really downsize in SL if I simply stayed in Pudding Hill and gave up Aotearoa. But my thoughts are that I’d acquire at least a 4096 soon enough and start the building again. Why not stick with the Blue Feather Gallery that I have, since it seems to fit the collection so well?
* can keep 3 properties instead of 1 or 2 in Pudding Hill, and also keep Yd Island property and ability to rent elsewhere, like I’m presently doing in Mogwa. I seem to be tied more and more to Sunklands, which may not be a bad thing. Yd Island is also tied to the Mmmmmm’s homeground and Herman Park as a whole now. Kou has his fabulous Meddledown property on the other side of the island (another “balance”), and right next to Tickles and Bites gallery. Also the fact that I got the *module* used for the brand new Blue Feather Gallery from the only other Yd Island gallery owner (Weston Graves) also seems significant.
Let’s write more about Yd Island, then. The Macro-Hole is balance and somehow deenergized (in it’s “Vileness”) by the Micro-Hole. 4-4-2 balanced by 4-2-2, with the missing “2” here in the Micro-Hole directly assoc. with the birth of Sapphire, supposedly, on Yd Island.
Yd Island as substitute for now dissolved/broken apart Azure Island #1, my first virtual home. Still makes me sad (!) But is it really? I think Sapphire wants to say: yes, it is.
Yd Island seems entwined with the new continent of Nascera, based presently on an 8×8 grid. It has been explained (Hucka D.?) that the Vileness fish is the same as the giant, named catfish roaming the upper Nascera channel, 1 for each sim it passes through. 3-n-1, then?
Key places on Yd Island: Rabbit Head (obviously), my 1024 there on edge of Villeneuve Forest, Villeneuve Forest and megalithic site and castle torret (assoc. with The Bill), Crespo Knoll (Crespo Noll?), Macro-Hole and balancing Micro-Hole, Weston’s gallery and garden, Kou’s Meddledown complex, Tickles and Bites, glyphs of The Measure. Less imp. places: Bikertown… (pause).
I was born on that island. I am Sapphire. I am the 2 separated from the 10. Mmmmmm’s are coming. Eonground in real life. Einsky. You will give up the 3rd parcel in Pudding Hill. You will have the 2 ways to display the 10×10 in the Edwardston Station Gallery, Pudding Hill, and the Blue Feather Gallery, Aotearoa. You will *keep* Yd Island parcel. You will *not* rent anywhere else without giving up something in return. You will created a Yd Island museum. You will begin making new collages. Makemake. Create/make… Make/make. Maken. Meddledown, Meddletown. Ummagumma. Psychogumma. Alabama. I am Alma, I am Sapphire.
Thank you Sapphire. (pause) I think I should study the Quadrobeavs again and their strange ritual of removing their hair to become like unto eggs, like Easter Eggs. Rabbit-style. Hare…
Carrcass-4 is coming and I am a guiding spirit. To do so correctly (implement) you must keep a foothold on Yd Island. It is the new Azure Island. I am Sapphire.
So lemme get this straight, Sapphire, if you have a moment. Yd Island, according to Hucka D. and maybe yourself — can’t remember — is the *oldest* of the old part of Second Life. Older than Maebaleia even. So old it existed in Roman times, before the first game of Trivia Ratsuit delayed the creation of virtual reality for another 2000 years and turned Constantinople (eventually) into the inconsequential Istanbul that we know today. Yd Island must be assoc. with Pieland, then.
Resurfacing. Here’s Hucka D.
Study Yd Island. Goodnight!
Aotearoa galleries: I think these are keepers now (01)
Newly revised Big E Gallery after its move back to Aotearoa. Now it includes the “Down The Rabbit Hole” exhibit as well. So that’s 3 old exhibits now fused into one through this gallery (‘Where are we on that?”, “E, A Letter of Stories”, and “Down…”). In other words, all SL narrartive photography that I’ve slapped on a Second Life prim is hanging somewhere in this place — oh, except for most of the “Where are we on that?” exhibit. Instead, I just decided to include the Baker Blinker part of that exhibit and then, at the end, give a link to the recently finished front page on the subject (see above).
Big E Gallery as it looks now with the added “Down The Rabbit Hole” related tubing. Looks kinda cool from this angle, I think.
Then we take the teleporter on up to the Blue Feather Gallery directly above. Here we have a whole, big room devoted just to a type of gallery introduction area, which now includes a map of the gallery and, soon, the ability to buy whole collage series for one reduced price in comparison to buying all inclusive works individually.
Since taking the below photo, also have added a big eye that stares at you all the time you’re wandering around this room. Kind of creepy, but, again, kind of cool as well. Different, anyways.
Baker heads up the ramp to the upper level and promised collage series there: Greenup and Oblong, which are related in other ways as well.
Part of the Greenup series.
Looking down the big hall in the center of the gallery toward the Blue Feather cube, the centerpiece of the structure — namesake object anyways. I suppose I should talk more about that cube very soon. Basically speaking, it is a cubic representation of the Blue Feather Sea talked about considerably in this blog already, and is directly related to the Big E just below.
Looking from the other direction.
Aotearoa galleries: I think these are keepers now (02)
Exterior shot of the BFG, including a couple of Edna’s photographs lining the outside walls. These particular ones are parkway pictures, but other subjects include Ozland, Ruins in the woods, and Pocahontas, Virginia.
A central courtyard where you can stare out at some trees and flowers and a giant waterfall, ponder over the meaning of a Sunklands map, or enjoy a pretend game of Tron.
Typical interior view of one of the lower level rooms. This would be part of the Jasper series.
Shot of what I call the “Plaza of 4 10s”, since four of the final (or 10th) collages of various series are found along bordering walls. The center of this “plaza” is directly below the Blue Feather cube mentioned before.
Exterior shot showing relationship with Big E Gallery. Giant waterfall (name?) acts as most specific, binding element.
What is Sunklands? Part 1 or 2 or 3 of 100
“Petemond or Piedmont or Peter’s Mound was a way to keep all the sinks in Sunklands in balance, baker b. Yes, it was an agreed upon central spot. Big Sink is like the United States of Sunklands, in that they have more of the power. Second Sink is like China; Aotearoa like, er, Britain. So to have Sunklands Central in the heart of Big Sink is like having the capital of the world in Kansas City, Missouri.”
Thanks for that. So all these new synchronicities regarding Otaki Gorge and Peter’s Mound — they’re just leading me back to Aotearoa and out of Big Sink. Even if I give up the Pudding Hill property, which I’m inclined to do now, I can always just hop on my bike and be there in a couple of minutes. Not the same as living there, though. But I can kind of see what you’re getting at.
You purify yourself by first renting in Lill Burn Vallery, then Second Sink or Oolamoo-Drews Sink, before moving to Aotearoa. Then you move to Big Sink and think about giving up Aotearoa. This was as written in the Big Book of Quotes, Lies and Pomergranates (Needs More Cowbell).
(pause) Hucka D., as I’m checking, when you first brought up that book you said it was the Big Island Book dot dot dot. Is it now the Big *Sink* Book dot dot dot?
You must think of balance. Peter’s Cross. Petemond. You’re re-creating it — in part. Big Sink is the largest sink and wanted to dominate. Think of the publication of the Sunklands magazine (Sunklands Today). How many times a year should it come out? Is it published from Big Sink or another part of Sunklands? How do the sinks cooperate with each other, as in different countries?
Hucka D., I think I’m going to keep that 1 parcel, the lowest, in Pudding Hill. The central one. Ah heck, I’ll probably keep both of ’em.
Yes. Give up Yd Island… tough. Mogwa obviously.
These final decisions change nightly (!)
You know that Aotearoa represents a balance and a compromise. You know that Big Sink is not the be all end all. There are other sinks. The other sinks unite and make a balance to Big Sink, drawing it out of itself. The cross is formed, not like a Christian cross, really, but with equal arms and legs. Cross of the Lamb. 44 year quarters. Time/space was formed, really. 1886. St. Joseph’s, Jasper County, Illinois, which turned into St. John’s. 1886-1930-1974-2018. Then 2062 comes back to 1886. Sunspots. Peter. Peter. Superimposed on our mundane cycles. Traces abound. The 10×10 helps tell this story.
The 10×10, the art version, is also a cross.
Read Paradox II: The Chancelling again. Thank you.
Thank you (!)
Speaking of grass…
Baker bikes in Yeot again, near Floaty Pool.
But he soon bores of this area for some reason, and decides to switch back to Sunklands to explore the re-invested Aotearoa neighborhood once more. His plan:
… bike to Second Sink (alternately: Oolamoo-Drews Sink) and wing it from there. Below he passes the east end of Second Sink, watching a well dressed dancing pair from above. This would be on a lakeside platform in the Roseheart community, a place Baker lived for about a month last year. Beautiful place; highly recommended as a rental company. Go here to check it all out.
More huge tracts of abandoned Jeogeot land, this time in Arang just east of Second Sink, and probably outside Sunklands proper now.
Baker keeps heading south from Route 10, eventually reaching the beautiful shoreline of the south coast here. He’s pretty impressed. I believe this is in Wallaroo. Technically, this would probably make up a southern bay of Jeogeot, a stubbier counterpart to the considerably longer Korean Channel to the north. And another, slightly smaller such bay lies not far northwest of Yeot, in the northern part of the continent. Just to be complete about things here.
Mysterious grass manifesting on the bottom of the bay. Owner probably didn’t mean to leave it here, but who knows in Second Life.
I thought I’d take a picture of this “artificial” beach as Baker Bloch is running across it (we’re still somewhere on the southern bay), just to give an example of something that Blochs himself would never purchase. He likes natural terrain. He’s also not too fond of artificial waves on the water, nor the artificial coloring of same (more green instead of its natural blue, for instance). I suppose Baker’s a bit of a traditionalist in that way. You need to know — in his opinion again — when to stop decorating as well as when to start. Always get a lay of the land you own/rent by reverting the terrain to its natural state first. Then you can begin to experiment. Planting Linden trees and such at first helps to heal the land of perhaps former abuse. Make sure you also don’t overdo the waterfalls and streams; water doesn’t have to be *everywhere* on your property.
End of spiel…
Interesting 100+ prim sculpture encountered on the beach a little later on. I personally don’t see much use in any object that’s over about 20-25 prims. Over a 100 is often just plain foolish if you don’t own a whole lot of land.
My I’m full of opinions in this post!
My journey that night ended on a strange island in the middle of the vast Second Life archipelago beyond the mainland, a place Baker doesn’t visit nearly as much as he use to. The island’s called The Garden of Eden, which Blochs was prompted to investigate due to its owner showing up on the porch of his Sunklands Central house in Aotearoa yesterday, while he was working on a teleporter script. His name: Adam [delete names]. I didn’t speak to the man (avatar), but when he kept walking down the road (fairly unusual in itself), I remembered who he was: he was the guy who was writing the mysterious book I found on an Otherland walk last year, and who sent me up in a rocket to what turned out to be the “Moon” of Otherland, which would lead me to a lot of other things, including an actual sim called “The Moon” which has been repeatedly discussed now in this blog. You can search for the appropriate keywords I mention here to find more discussion about all this.
I didn’t find the mystery book again, as I had hoped, but I did find the below, central structure for the small, tropical island, which looks like some kind of chapel.
Oh yeah, that’s more grass in the below picture, marijuana style this time. 🙂
Is this the center of some sort of pot worshiping religion? Perhaps so. Probably should go back sometime.
“Fork in the road. Why are you crying? Oh, you’re laughing. Well, you must realize, then, you have two weeks. And this is, after all, virtual property we’re talking about.”
Plant (speaking to Hucka D. while Hucka D. listens to bb reply to him over the phone):
I miss Sunklands, Bee.
Hucka D. (pulling the phone away from his head; bb still yammering on):
Your role is done. Marty surrounds. baker b. knows that Big Sink is not the be all end all. He is treading exactly the same path as you did. Up till now. He will carry on in a true central way with the Blue Feather Gallery. He is establishing — or re-establishing the true heart of Sunklands.
(But Plant had vanished in the meantime. Hucka D. looks around and then puts the phone back to his head.)
bb (on the phone):
(pause) Hucka D.? (pause)
Hucka D. (hesitantly):
I am here. Had to get a beer.
Sounds like you were talking to someone.
No one. No one is here.
So I think this is what I’m going to do. I’m keeping both the larger Aotearoa property (7680) and the 2 Pudding Hill 1024 parcels I rent from Lama Estates. The 3rd, highest parcel in Pudding Hill must go. *So* will the 1024 Yd Island parcel — that was a tough decision, but as of today I went ahead and moved the SID’s Place structure there over to the higher of the 2 remaining Pudding Hill parcels, renaming the parcel itself SID’s Place (SID’s 1st Place?). And, yeah, I like it better in Big Sink (!)
Very pleased with these decisions, but lordy lordy, I’m really stuck in Sunklands now. “As it is written,” is what Hucka D. might insert here.
So Sunklands Central will be in *Pudding Hill*, or remain there. I’ve also deleted the Pieland/Big Island related photos from the duplicate Sunklands Central in Aotearoa. Must make additional, more minor decision about what pictures to hang in the empty house now: more Edna photos?; pictures about Yd Island? More about Sunklands itself, maybe geared more to Aotearoa, Otaki Gorge, and Peter the Good/Piedmont/Peter’s Mound?
Your friend Flynn is taking Piedmont into a tangent world. Good you explained [delete name] to her. We must speak soon about the cross made between the 10×10 and the Big Carrcasses. 2004-2009. You are entering a different space now. Jeogeot, (and further) Sunklands. You are a Sunklander through and through now. Time to act upon it. Acting.
bb (noticing Hucka D.’s hand):
Where did your pollen ball go, Hucka D.? Your hand is human-like now.
Oh, that’s been gone for months and months and months. *You.*
I am excited about starting anew the SID’s 1st Oz interviews. You have SID’s Place all set up for us now. We will start with Yd Island in that discussion. Review all you can… prepare. You have some time this weekend obviously.
Snow’s already coming down, Hucka D. Then ice tomorrow, then more snow tomorrow night and Saturday. What a bloody mess!
At least Jeogeot and Sunklands is lean and green.
I’ve sunk into Sunklands, Hucka D. Have I gone native?
No. You’ve had to do what you’ve had to do…
The Big Book again… Hucka D.?
Can we prepare a bit more for the SID’s 1st Oz interview tonight?*
OK. Insert a picture of SID’s Place here, please.
INSERT PICTURE HERE.
Y City will be Y. The mobius triangle at the center of SID(‘s 1st Oz) will be grounded by The Bee that is all wound up and ready to go. Yellow… ground… golden yellow. Y City is the 11th city visited in (Harington’s) Let Us Build Us A City, and Golden City the 12th. He met someone from Waters or Pine Ridge while in Y City. Review that. It was me.
Alright… to clarify, you’re saying you somehow manifested yourself inside Harington’s book and claimed to be from Pine Ridge.
… or Waters. That’s the beginning. From Waters/Pine Ridge you move, gradually, across the county (Montgomery) to the 36-Square again, and Rubie and Silver. And also Joplin (smiles). Joplin is the missing piece, the unnamed population place on the side of the (Rubi) Temple.** We’ll take a look at that map as well. We’ll have pictures this time for the interview. It can be a part of this blog if you wish. We will also review Pencil Bluff and Sims. And the Rubi Diagonal. And of course TILE. TILE manifested itself quite clearly to you in Rubi. You must go back sometime. SID is from there as well.
SID declared himself by overlapping two Syds in one. SID wanted his own Oz, and he got it by devolving TILE to Tyle, simultaneously raising himself from Syd to SID. Waters’ songs are broken within the synch, replaced by Syd songs. Or SID songs one could say. This is SID’s 1st Oz. He was not a part of Pink Floyd when they created Dark Side of the Moon. Pink Floyd had their own Oz (Dark Side of the Rainbow) but not Syd Barrett, since he was kicked out of the group in 1968, a full 4 years before Dark Side.
It seems that Syd… or SID, sits at the end of the row of 4 artists in the synch, or, in order, Jethro Tull, Queen, Waters (Geesin), then Syd and Floyd. The only Floyd songs in the synch are by Barrett.
Study up on Rubi within the blog. Good night!
Same to you, Hucka D. Thanks!
* I’ve made SID’s 1st Oz a blog category now, and will be adding posts to this category asap.
Nascera Expansion, 01
On a tip from the ever expanding, ever-so-handy Tyche Shepherd New SL Sims thread at SL Universe, I learned of new, huge chucks of land on the embryonic Nascera continent, immediately to the west of the original 64 sims. I was eager to teleport over and snap some pics, but unfortunately I forgot to uncheck my “Show Attachments” box after taking the first photo below. So although they are a bit bespoiled in this manner, I decided to show what I took anyway, just to give the curious perhaps a kind of first peak.
One of the things I quickly noticed were elevation changes within the house groups themselves in the expansion area. For the original 64 Nascera sims (that 8×8 square of sims I’ve talked about quite a lot already), there are hills in the park area between the themed regions but none within, save a couple of little hillocks in the courtyards between the houses. Now the houses themselves are on hills. You can see several tiers of such hills below.
Again, I’ll take some better pictures of this effect when I have time.
From what I can tell, it looks like about all the houses of the new area are Japanese themed, continuing the themed region on the west side of the original 64. But I also discovered this slice of new fantasy themed houses. On the map, looks like this is going to directly join the original fantasy themed region, making, for now, a kind of overall peninsula in the center of the continent.
So my guess is that there will be new land being soon created in other compass directions away from the core 64, extending themed regions on all sides. If this comes to past, a question exists on how the central California modern region will expand, since it is currentlyl enclosed on all sides by other themed regions in the old square of the continent. I suppose the question will be answered soon enough.
I’m also, of course, curious to see what new mythological elements manifest on the bottoms of the new water areas. 🙂
to be continued?
Nascera Expansion, 02
More snapshots from the burgeoning Nascera continent, now expanding in all directions.
To the north lies more California modern housing development. But first we have interesting, empty terrain beyond the upper border of the original 64 sims of the continent. I really, really hope they turn this large area into a park. We’ll see soon enough; new Linden homes are advertised to be available Feb. 17th, only a bit over a week away. I assume they’ll have all new land ready to go at that time.
More hills within the new California modern developement.
Interesting hollow of houses on the new, northern edge of the continent at sunrise, surrounded by treed slopes.
Another hill with a house apart from the rest.
I’ll let others give the details of the new houses, and if anything has changed from the originals. My focus is on the land itself, and any mythology that might be derived from a study of the continent.
I was pleased to see this larger tract of forested land within the housing developments.
A longer shot better showing the typical relation of houses and landscaping in the populated areas of the north, with most of the trees found on slopes separating the various housing “clusters”. Interesting.
More typical draw distance an avatar would use (96 meters), with “softer” terrain changes.
Nascera Expansion, 03
More slopes in the northern part of the continent. But Baker is heading south again by now, toward the original 64 once more.
A path piece in mid air.
I don’t think these type of paths were found in the older California modern sims. Nice addition. Despite the many dissenting opinions, I feel the new continent has some really interesting promise, again taken for what it is.
The empty land, again, separating the old California modern region from the new California modern development to the north. Please make this a park, please make this a park, please…
Looking across the empty expanse to the original development.
Then on the west side of this empty area we find more Japanese themed houses, another expansion on the old 64 taking place on the west side of the continent and already reviewed here a bit.
Looking east from whence he came.
low res videos of Blue Feather Gallery tour (an experiment, really)
No sound this time. Maybe next time.
Mysteries of Yd Island, Part 1 (Low Res Video)
OK, you guys are just f-ing with me now. Right? 🙂
See this post now for more information. And I’ve written a bit more description below as well.
This is apparently the former location of the Rina home store, a clothing outlet. I’m taking it that the new home is in Otaki Gorge, then.
Baker sits and essentially merges with the *3rd* bunny on the property. Is there some kind of direct relationship between Baker Bloch and Peter the Good, as Hucka D. has speculated about on this blog?
With a 96 meter draw distance you can just make out the top part of the female rabbit’s head under discussion from Peter’s Mound, also in the Otaki Gorge sim.
And with a 128 meter draw, both heads are clearly visible. To remind once more, Peter’s Mound has already been determined to be a grave of a rabbit or rabbit avatar *considerably before* the appearance of these 2 giant rabbit heads nearby.
New Sunklands Today Edition
Just a cover for now.
Go get your free copy at Sunklands Central today!
NOTE: We had to fire the old editor because of the misspelling of the word Sunklands on the first edition’s cover, along with the wrong date and wrong price. And the overuse of exclamation marks. Otherwise it looked great!!!!
Nascera Expansion, 04
Newest picture of the Nascera continent expansion. Already it is quickly approaching the size of the smallest, present continents of Gaeta and Heterocera. For now, you can still clearly see the square extent of the original 64, now making up considerably less than half the total land.
And Baker was super pleased to see that whole sims have still been set aside in new development as buffering park regions, just as was the case with the original 64.
Moving to the southern part of the continent now, we have expansion in this direction of the fantasy themed region. The below ridge butts directly up against the west side of the old 64.
Interesting terrain just south of the channel running through the fantasy region, below the Bluebells sim. As of this writing, none of the new sims have specific names, nor can you teleport directly to them. Instead I, or Baker Bloch, had to teleport into the original 64 and fly into the newer regions.
While at the above location, Baker spotted an avatar hovering between two jagged hills directly in front of him, and decided, just out of curiosity, to see who it was. There weren’t many avatars in the new regions, and I think Baker had only encountered a couple of moles so far, busy making adjustments.
He focused in, and lo and behold the avatar turned out to be a JohnnyMac Lemmon, making Baker actually gasp at the time. Why the surprise? Well, it’s obviously a kind of mashup of names John Lennon and McCartney, and reference to these two names had *just appeared* on the cover of the newly minted second edition of Sunklands Today, a picture of which actually appears just beneath the photo below (if you’re viewing the blog from the home page). The specific reference is “What Marty Said; Lemon = Lennon?”. Marty, to remind regular readers, is a former spirit guide of the blog referred to as a Paul McCartney variant, with the name Marty being derived from an edited version of the letters of Paul’s surname. The name Lemon in this blog, according to Marty and perhaps Hucka D., refers directly, in turn, to John Lennon. Anyway, here with JohnnyMac Lemon, we have a eerily similar mashup of names McCartney and Lennon; hope you can grasp that queerness at least a bit. 🙂
Despite advertising himself as friendly and inviting others to say hi to him, Baker Bloch balked at direct contact. Best, he thought, just to take a picture and allow the associations to unfold within the blog.
Additional note: Mr. Lemmon apparently is staring directly toward the Bluebells/Corrigan ruins complex.