Baker Blinker Blog Book IV: Jeogeot II 04b (Jan/Feb 2010 02 of 03)


Decisions, 02

Can you tell I’m a Gemini? Here’s my latest ideas: I’ve found I simply can’t give up the Pudding Hill parcels, or at least the two I rent from LaMa Estates. The upper one, or the “third” one as I’ve been calling it in this blog (one not rented from LE) will have to go, as I just learned today. No choice in that unless I want to buy the land. But I had made a decision to give it up anyway. So Pudding Hill will remain in the mix, yes, but only 2 1024 parcels instead of 3. Since I rent both from the same company I can combine the prim count and divided it between the parcels as I see fit. That’s an advantage and a twist.

Aotearoa, though, I believe — once again — has to go. Now I certainly can change my mind about this, but my window of decision has narrowed to a week now, at which time my rent will run up in Aotearoa. If this all comes to plan, and I think it will now, the Blue Feather Gallery will turn out to be more of a building experiment rather than a long term solution for a stable 10×10 gallery. Honestly, and I know it wasn’t practical for SL, but I liked the Big E gallery there more and the complexity involved. But I also realized it was too big and a little too “gawky”, shall we leave it. Blue Feather Gallery is certainly more streamlined, but, really, the collage series are more logically laid out in the cube form of the Edwardston Station Gallery. And I think *that* should be their final, virtual resting place, not the BFG, nor any other type of gallery they’ve temporarily resided in, no matter how much nicer it looks on the exterior. So that’s what I’m going to do: set up the Edwardston Station Gallery in Pudding Hill, maybe on the lower of the two parcels now. And with the extra prims I’ll have I can keep the “Down The Rabbit Hole” exhibit within, along with the Rabbit Hole tube connecting the two halves of this exhibit.

Another factor will be that I can certainly have the option to keep the Yd Island 1024 if I give up Aotearoa.

Speaking of the Rabbit Hole, new developments in that area of research for sure! I’ll leave that for another post, though.

“I’m running short on time tonight so I’ll just bring in Hucka D. and chat with him a bit now. Hucka?”

Hucka D.:

That was a close call! I knew you had to stay in Pudding Hill but I couldn’t directly influence your decision. You had to pass through Blue Feather Gallery [as it turned out]. And you’re staying on Yd Island — good. You can always rent more land later on. Other parts of the sinks will need to be healed. Sunklands. Spring *is* coming believe it or not. You will shift to rl more, then. Blue Feather Gallery was rather bad timing in that way. The October version of the ESG came at a better place. A similar buildup will occur later on. Maybe at Yeot??

bb:

Thanks for that Hucka D. I’m getting a lot of information about St. Nick of Barkley inside Big Sink, and how some type of split formed between him and who we’ve been calling St. Lemon of Troy. Care to elaborate any tonight?

Hucka D.:

St. Nick of Barkley was from Mythos, from Wazob. That made him unique. He left Sharon just as it was about to merge with Wazob, making the latter whole. This is like the situation in Texas in the mid-19th Century, a long time ago now. Texas had the choice to remain independent or merge with the U.S.

bb:

California as well, Hucka D.

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Hucka D.:

He (Barkley) knew that Jeogeot was another representation of Wazob, a more public space. He shifted his interests over to here. The decision of Wazob was not to have avatars as we know them enter that (more private) space. Ned of Barton came along to help him with his new life, a kind of vice-president of Sunklands. This later became St. Lemon?

bb:

I’m letting you tell me, if you wish.

Hucka D.:

Then that was so. St. Nick had access to information placing Ray the brainard in this valley at a certain, specific ancient time. Time travel was affected, even. Toys were invited in. Chilbo had the tree but Big Sink had the hole. Vortextra.

bb:

It’s my idea that St. Lemon of Troy, if he is the same as this Ned of Barton, didn’t approve of the centrality Big Sink brokered in Sunklands overall. He united the other sinks as one against this almost-monopoly of power. Blackmount Sink was one of these. He created the Rabbit Hole of Blackmount.

Hucka D.:

He was *shown* the Rabbit Hole. After that, Sunklands needed Blackmount. It briefly became the center but not for long. Same thing happened later with Otaki Gorge just east of Big Sink. Same thing happened in *Aotearoa*. Petemond became a center for a while. That was the compromise between Barkley and Lemon. It was not in Big Sink but it was not far away at all. Closer than Second Sink, but also in the direction of Second Sink. Sure you want to give up Aotearoa?

bb (without a beat):

Think so Hucka D.

Hucka D.:

Good, then. I’ll say you’re making a very wise decision, then.

bb:

The pull away from Big Sink was a pull away from Brainard (again)?

Hucka D.:

Barkley became too — infatuated, shall we put it — with Ray. Ancient texts and all — buried his head in them. Head in the sand, some said. Not seeing the rise of Lemon’s power and influence with the other sinks. Not seeing that the leader is always a leader with a price. (quoting part of St. Nick of Barkley’s famous poem): Big valley, huge valley.

bb:

Ego problem, then.

Hucka D.:

In actuality, he and Brainard were very similar. Very.

bb:

The same? Time travel, perhaps? Reincarnation?

Hucka D.:

Yes. (pause)

bb:

Is St. Lemon of Troy the same as Peter the Good, a rabbit avatar perhaps?

Hucka D.:

Yes. Yes?

bb:

He became attached to a rabbit mythology at any rate.

Hucka D.:

He found or made popular the Rabbit Hole of Blackmount. He found the portal between hemispheres.

bb:

Jeogeot and Maebaleia.

Hucka D.:

Yes, good to reinforce that. And good to put the “Down The Rabbit Hole” exhibit in the ESG (Edwardston Station Gallery). And great to put the 10×10 at the very center of Big Sink. Do you think it could be a cube version of the spherical Brainard (if so)?

bb:

Dunno, Hucka D. — interesting.

Hucka D. (smiling):

Isn’t it.

bb:

I think this is a fascinating new development, this introduction of St. Nick of Barkley into the picture, who was actually a resident of Wazob…

Hucka D. (correcting):

Sharon… just before Wazob.

bb:

Right. Sharon, which then, after merging with Wazob, became the Chrysoberyl province of the country and assigned the letter “P”.

Hucka D.:

The last pea into the pod, yes. Sealed the dealie.

bb:

I have a feeling St. Nick of Barkley is going to say some interesting things soon (!)

Hucka D.:

Tonight, if you like.

bb:

Is he a spirit, like Sapphire[,then]?

St. Nick:

Ho ho ho! Found you. It was the cube of course. Putt it on in! (laughs).

bb:

St. Nick of Barkley, I presume?

St. Nick:

Ho ho ho! The same!

bb:

Was I a good boy this year, St. Nick? (laughs as well)

St. Nick:

You were a great little boy. Played the role to a tee, he he he.

bb:

Right, good one. Can you tell us about your existence in pre-Wazob Sharon and how you transitioned to Jeogeot?

St. Nick:

Ho ho. Well, that’s a big valley story. A catastrophe plowed the Big Sink and the others here but mainly the big one. A valley was formed, (with a) side for you and a side for me. As it always has been and always will be. There’s room for both.

Hucka D.:

St. Nick must get some rest tonight and so must you. And to all a good night!

bb:

Thank you both.


Notes… SID

Hucka D., you stated here that we’ll start with Kansas City Life this time regarding a SID’s 1st Oz related interview, and equate it with Second Life. K.C. Life is used to strengthen the Kansas side of Dark Side of the Rainbow over the Oz side. This makes it (exactly length) 13 over the (exact length) 12 of the Oz Part. This is non-corrupted as opposed to corrupted.

Hucka D.:

Jeogeot is Wazob is SID’s 1st Oz…

bb (continuing):

That somehow the centered *hole* of Kansas City Life, exactly two minutes long and overlapping Zappa’s 200 Motels psychedelic Centerville with the first two minutes of Lou Reed’s notorious double album, Metal Machine Music…

Hucka D. (continuing on his own track):

You have forgotten Sapphire and let Nick of Barkley take over. You must achieve Balance.

bb:

You said this allowed the *second*, the other, to move in. This hole to be filled. In 2001. (repeating) This is Second Life.

Hucka D. (correcting):

Second Lyfe. Your Second Lyfe.

bb:

Jungian meaning of the phrase, then.

Hucka D.:

Yes. Jeogeot. (pause) Equals Wazob… (pause)

bb:

Equals SID’s 1st Oz. I know. (pause) What of Tronesis?

Hucka D.:

Lamb and Ram die together. Weakness becomes a strength (I assume Hucka D. is talking here about the rearranging of the 4 traditional sides of the Lamb Lies Down On Broadway album within the Tronesis synchronicity to make one of the strongest, if not the strongest, come last instead of first).

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bb:

Switching subjects for perhaps a moment, I have a feeling Wilma is attempting to read this blog now.

Hucka D.:

She will be. Jasper the Rook or Crow or Blackbird flew into the open window and began pecking on the 13th, the one before 14. Baker’s Dozen.

bb:

That’s the one which outlines the 10 collages of the Jasper series, Hucka D.

Hucka D. (mysteriously/fasciciously):

Yes, I know.

bb:

Was she able to make sense of it?

Hucka D.:

Hard to tell yet. A BROOK runs through it.

bb:

What does that mean? (pause) BROOK equals ROOK?

Hucka D.:

Blackbird. CHRO (spells this out).

bb:

Blackbird come out of the sky? Frisbee?

Hucka D. (still quoting Tronesis):

“Suddenly…”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ekGp4JoBl8

bb (pondering):

… Well, I’m going to keep on reading down the (new) SID’s 1st Oz catageory of this blog, Hucka D.

Hucka D.:

I’ll wait.

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bb:

Hucka D., obviously an important subject for this point of the blog is the discussion of Piedmont, degradation of Peter’s Mound or Pete’s Mound or Petemond. (pause) Was the Cross of the Lamb — another Tronesis related subject, it seems — the creation of another reality superimposed on supposedly rl reality? In the shape of this cross with arms 44 years apart?

Hucka D.:

You know in your heart it is. 1974.

bb:

To weasel our way into a SID’s 1st Oz discussion we must first pass through Tronesis.

Hucka D.:

Good enough. What happened in the Newton (Jasper County, Illinois) library in 1886? Michigan was found… St. Michigan. Head without a body. Brainard. Ray? Could be. St. Joseph’s becomes St. John’s and done. Church of the Holy Hermaphrodite founded. Adam and Lillith together again. Revelation… 1886. Then in 1930, in Lamb County, Texas, Peter is there again, a cowboy from Spade who attempts to save a whore in Hart by circling around the world in 7 minutes. 6 and 7; p’s and q’s. The Lamb lies down; a killer storm blows through. In 1974, Lamb Lies Down On Broadway was released, mainly composed by another Peter (Gabriel). Not made into a movie… (Hucka D. speaks dramatically here): or was it?? Lead character Rael is also found to be the same as a channeler at the time. In 2018, Peter the Robot who knows the total ins and outs or p’s and q’s of the Tronesis synchronicity has his pink beam epiphany. Then in 2062 the circle or cross is complete, with head swallowing tail. Cross of the Lamb is a Dunne deal. Peter Dunne.

bb:

We better end. Thank you.

http://ldolphin.org/uroboros.html


Rabbit Hole Updates

Well, the picture of the cute rabbit couple I’d just checked up on 2 weeks ago is gone in Blackmount, replaced by this ominous, dork-like object — same spot. Almost looks like the new object is being bent into the hole through some unknown gravitational pull.

Compare to some of the images in this video, if you wish.

Just for the record, the rabbit couple picture had been located on this spot since at least last August. Same person appears to own the land. Why the switch in objects at this location all of a sudden??

A day or two earlier I “accidentally” created a new SL desktop background on the home computer, making an eye-in-hand Second Life shortcut logo already present on the desktop appear just below a hole I photographed that reminded me of the Rabbit Hole (several sims away from this much smaller hole). Below is an edited version of the screen shot, focusing on the hole. Thought it odd at the time but didn’t understand the meaning. But now: was it a foreboding of the dorky object that similarly appeared, in mysterious fashion, next to the actual Rabbit Hole? Good chance.

But maybe it’s not as much a phallic object as just something being bent toward the hole, which, if so, would be the same as a black hole, as portrayed in the 3d Homer episode.

It might also be related to the Pie Hole of Big Island, covered or marked by a Tron video arcade game.

Also perhaps worthy of noting is that the SL logo here is superimposed with a shield the four colors of TILE — red, green, blue and yellow.

And that’s not all I’ve found out. The dimensions of the opposite side of the Rabbit Hole, in Ulyanovsk Oblast, have been altered: although it appears to be the same depth as before, the hole is markedly narrower and the pool of water at the bottom smaller.

More as I come up with it.

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Update, 6:55am:

Well, I’ve admitted in this blog that I’m not the most observant person in the world, but when 2+2 stares me in the face long enough, I can’t help but realize it represents the number 4. And I think that’s exactly the case we have here: 2 pairs of rabbits equals 4 rabbits total, and part of the same equation operating acausally across space/time. The first pair is found in this photograph that *use* to stand directly north of the Rabbit Hole at Blackmount — male and female obviously here.

The *second* pair has just been created almost next to my Aotearoa property, just over the line in an Otaki Gorge 512 parcel that, until only a couple of days ago, was the site of Lark Blackheart’s small gallery instead. We again have an obviously female rabbit (head), coupled with what could be a male, topiary counterpart.

This subject is discussed here, and below is a pertinent photo from that post.

A possible clincher that the two are related? Well, as demonstrated in the below snapshots, the rabbit head topped store in Otaki Gorge and the 1 prim dorky looking thing that *replaced* the picture of 2 rabbits in Blackmount were created on *the same day* (2/4/10) — even within 2 hours of each other.

Just to complete, the topiary rabbit head next to the store was created 2/7.

So let’s go along, if even for a bit of fun, with the idea that the 2 pairs of rabbits I’m describing here are one and the same, and that the 2d bunnies of Blackmount somehow magically shifted over to Otaki Gorge and assumed 3d form, to put it simply enough, or at least the part above their torsos. 2 plus 2 does equal 4. What could this possibly mean?

Admittedly I’ll have to think about it.

Further thoughts for now:

* both pairs of rabbits are out of line with each other, although the 2nd pair (Otaki Gorge) do not stare in different directions like the 1st (Blackmount)

* both pairs of heads involved seem about the same relative distance apart

Stay tuned!


Here & There…

TEXT SOON.


Santa Claus versus the Easter Bunny…

“I’ve come quite a long way, Hucka D., to be here, to be in this place, this central spot. I can rest now.”

Hucka D.:

Yes.

bb:

The Craggen Maw gold topped pyramid is gone, Hucka D. Just like the similarly colored Big E before it a bit over the border, in Pudding Hill.

Hucka D.:

Time for clearing. Wild West is cleared. Wylde Bills.

bb:

I am beside the Paradise Falls. I have reached the finish line.

Hucka D.:

No more east and no more west. Just center.

bb:

I can drop down the hole now.

Hucka D.:

Nick of Barkley has many, many things to say to you. He is from Sharon, not Wazob. He’s taken a liking to you. Ned of Barton may or may not be the same as St. Lemon of Troy. Maybe he (just) identified with him.

bb:

Oh, we were going to talk about St. Nick as a Santa Claus type figure, obviously, and then counterpart St. Lemon-who-may-be-the-same-as-Peter cultivating an Easter Bunny association. This would… go ahead…

Hucka D.:

This would be like the planets Makemake (originally called Easterbunny) and Haumea (originally called Santa, but shaped like an Easter egg), sharing a similar orbit. Orbit of influence. 10 and 11.

bb:

Like Tyler and Polk, then.*

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Hucka D.:

Make/create or Make/make Meddletown, which may be the same as Meddledown.

bb:

Hickory?

Hucka D.:

Mettle. Metal. Meddle. Tin Soldier. Tin Man. Tinman. Tin City. 10.

bb:

Beyond the end, beyond the center.

Hucka D.:

*Robot.* Middle. Meddle.

bb:

The Jug?

Hucka D.:

The Jug.

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bb:

Can we talk a bit tonight about this glyph, Hucka D.?

Hucka D.:

This is The Wizard of Oz imprinted with Dark Side of the Moon to create the 4 holidays. First and closest to perfection, actually perfection itself, is Easter, which is represented by the blue+yellow quarter of the circle pie numbered “0”. To its left is the quarter colored red and green, standing for Christmas: “1”. These are the two major players you are dealing with now. Christmas, St. Nick (of Barkley), and Easter, St. Lemon of Troy. Or Ned of Barton, one or the other. Like (minor) planets.

bb:

I know that these slices are exactly length 13 (Easter) and 12 (Christmas) within Dark Side of the Moon, or Dark Side of the Rainbow (since both are exactly the same “audio”). The missing 1, shall we put it, of Christmas is the missing Jesus, the missing savior. The missing piece to complete perfection. We… go ahead again…

Hucka D.:

We move back in time from Easter to Christmas to erase the 1 and place it back inside the womb it came from. Mary. Then further back to where it is only the Son and the Father as One. Then further back — can you see?

bb:

A bit.

Hucka D.:

10 becomes 11 as one moves from the realm of TILE colors to the realm of Numbers. Numbers start out as 10 and move to 11, to be further divided, like an embryo’s cells. Further back. Further, further. Do you see the actual beginning now, the synergy?

bb:

A little. (pause) This would, er, be Halloween (2) and 4th of July (3)?

Hucka D.:

Where is the 4th?

bb (echoing Hucka D.’s earlier thoughts on this):

Always the question.

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bb:

The Bill!

Hucka D.:

Yes. Lemon invited them in. Marty was mad, upset. Marty wanted The Beetles to be self contained and be all end all. He wanted the Solar System to end with Pluto. But more planets were beyond. Santa and Easter Bunny. Trans-Pluto. 10 and 11.

bb:

Did Marty perhaps *overidentify* with Big Sink? Perhaps like St. Nick himself?

Hucka D.:

*Yes.*

bb:

Be all end all.

Hucka D.:

Right.

bb:

This would be Carrcass-3, but through it all synchs involving The Beetles, since it includes beginning and end in one and all between, then… theoretically.

Hucka D.:

This is your field. This is your stuff.

bb:

Plant (variant, like Marty) helped him with this project. Inside Big Sink itself. Not the other sinks.

Hucka (echoing):

Not the others.

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bb:

We’re just going to have to wait and see what develops.

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* John Tyler is the 10th US President and James K. Polk the 11th, as discussed symbolically a bit here, for example.


Big Fish

Ooooh… Hucka Doobie’s done it again in predicting a Big Fish lives in the 10 sim Hole just above Yd Island. And now it does!! Check here for details.*

Super explorer Ujiyasu already has a map and some pictures posted on her blog.

Asap, I’ll ask Hucka D. if this is the same as his huge Vileness Fish (or Vileness Flats, or a flat fish?), but I’m guessing it has to be, or is at least a representation thereof. See also here for more of his comments on the subject. I also suppose my Yd Island property has just inched up a little in value. Think I’ll stay there now.

Hucka D., you freaky old bastard you! (More soon!)

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* https://blogs.secondlife.com/community/land/dpw/blog/2010/02/04/the-big-fish-regions

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Baker Can’t Decide on Aotearoa; Sapphire Heads To (Comes From?) Reaction Grid

Is this property unique? Or can we, The Bakers, rent or purchase something similar or perhaps even better at some future date, perhaps this summer?

I noticed that all the land I use to rent in Noru is now up for sale, and 4/5ths is available for rent again. Don’t think I want to go in that direction still, though.

So I continue to sort of be undecided about how all this will play out. I *will* keep the 2 Pudding Hill 1024 parcels now, whatever. Just don’t know if Aotearoa will be lumped in with them, and, on a more minor note, whether I’ll keep the 1024 parcel in Villeneuve — most likely will have to let that one go if I keep Aotearoa. But you, my loyal reader or readers, have probably heard enough about my recent deliberations on this subject.

On a different topic, Sapphire Cornfield, a ruddy complexioned woman with manly attributes (think Wilsonia Foxclaw here) has been born in another, separate world altogether now: Reaction Grid. I still don’t know much about this alternative or complement (whatever) to Second Life, but was very please to find out that visiting is quite easy. All you need to do is register an avatar here, and then follow the instructions for accessing the grid through the Second Life viewer here — at least that’s how I accessed it. And believe me if a non-techie like me can do it, so can you.

I’ll report more on this subject when I have time to poke around that grid more. Looks very empty so far. And as I understand, Chilbo is attempting to create some sort of presence there. Very interested to check that out.

Sapphire walking through an empty camping spot.

Update, 2/11/10:

I think I may have found solid justification for keeping the Aotearoa property for at least 1 more month. It’s tied to this giant map of the US above the Blue Feather Gallery.

Soon to show up on world maps!


Weekend Projects & Beyond…

“Think I’ll head up to Blackmount Sink this weekend, Hucka D. Want to come along?”

Hucka D.:

I have some air mailing to do this weekend, but thanks.

bb:

Can you tell me more about Blackmount Sink in the larger scheme of things?

Hucka D.:

Why don’t you visit first then we’ll talk.

bb:

I haven’t made up my mind about Aotearoa.

Hucka D.:

Almost too late to turn back.

bb:

Yes, I suppose I’ll have to keep it and the Pudding Hill parcels and perhaps even the Yd Island parcel for yet another month. I don’t think a move back to Noru would be wise.

Hucka D.:

No. (pause) S U N K L A N D S (Hucka D. here spells out each letter distinctly).

bb (patiently waiting for Hucka D. to finish spelling):

Right. The tension between the sinks and all. Especially Big Sink versus the rest. I’ve been fleshing that whole story out in notes off this blog, as you probably know.

Hucka D.:

St. Nick of Barkley has many things to say to you. He is from Wazob. He would not say that. He would say he is from Sharon. But Sharon became absorbed into Wazob, just before he left.

bb:

Going along with the idea that Jeogeot is Wazob.

Hucka D.:

Jeogeot *is* Wazob for all intents and purposes. You’ll never go back to Wazob. That’s a childhood thing. Oh, you could go back to Edwardston, but you won’t take the toy avatars, and you won’t further that mythology. Not even for Bridee, or Monkey City. Sapphire made sure that the basic energy of Wazob moved into Jeogeot through Eunhaeng and environ.

bb:

Probably should make that a blog category, Hucka D.

Hucka D.:

Yes. And then Wilma too… important to bring her on in (the mix).

bb:

You said recently, I think, that Wilma has started to read this blog… part 13, or the Jasper section.* Is she still reading?

Hucka D.:

No, she became distracted and is working on the garden beside the house now. She is talking to Ruuster. She has a talking rooster for a pet now. She finds him entertaining.

bb:

She’ll have to read some of the books in the other house, obviously. I think she should start with those soon.

Hucka D.:

She has a long time. Years. Years.

bb:

But those two Eunhaeng houses are actually one house… that’s the trick. A light and dark version, like the twinned houses of Maken. Or Make Make houses as we’ve recently called them.

Hucka D.:

Resting spot. Sapphire has helped. She created the melding.

bb:

And also an opening back to England and the Lake District through Sampson’s Stones, Hucka D. I went there the other night, to that dry waterfall in Emerald Center, and the stones had been removed. I’ll check again when I think of it.

Hucka D.:

Melding has been made and anchored. Jeogeot… Wazob.

bb:

Leading us to St. Nick of Barkley.

Hucka D.:

For sure.

bb:

The possible schism with Ned of Barton, former partner, is quite fascinating Hucka D. How those old, old imaginary basketball player names transfer to a modern setting.

Hucka D.:

Yes. You should talk about Sapphire more now.

bb:

Well, I know considerably more about her back story. (to the reader or readers): She was born in the Micro Hole of Yd Island, as protection. Hucka D., stop me anytime you wish to make comments. Her father was Natha Neil Cornfield and her mother was Nata Lee Cornfield. She was destined to become the Princess of Jeogeot, like Ozma to Oz. But she “could not round the Korean Channel”, and the west part of Jeogeot became separate from the east. Kali Rift. Dan The Second separated off from Dan The First. Sunklands.

Hucka D (repeating):

Sunklands.

bb:

I know that she lived in Yeot next to Floaty Pond. I know of another schism: between the Cornfields, or possibly just Natha Neil Cornfield, and Uma G. Uma in Meddledown, which is probably the same as Meddletown. Haven’t fleshed that all out, but there was a battle, perhaps a, ahem, naval battle, for a certain dimensional transport ship, perhaps called The Arab or at least 4n1 or Four-In-One or just Foreign One.

The Cornfields, NN, NL and Sapphire, who was then known as Turquoise (before the transformation), used this ship to move from Yd Island to Jeogeot through *the hole that has just been sealed up*. The Big Fish hole, consisting of 10 sims. They emerged beside Mos Aisley through the portal, ** and then lived on this moon of Jeogeot for a bit (purification) before taking the ship again to Yeot, where it either landed or dematerialized. There NN furthered his ship building skills by *retroengineering* what Uma G. Uma had made in Meddletown. The end result is another Arab or Foreign One.

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bb:

Hucka D., I think I know what the leviathan is in the center of the filled in Hole now. It is the US magnetized in a particular way. Up and down and side to side.

Hucka D.:

Getting back to when it was opened, though… Micro Hole allowed Sapphire protection from its harmful influence… VILE influence… and… she became like the High Priestess of the Tarot, two in number. Two in one. 4n1. The Cornfields and Uma G. Uma lived in Meddletown together for a time. We are still keeping under wraps exactly what happened there but you are correct in that a conflict over a ship design is involved. A very important ship, one we’ve been calling The Arab in this blog, after its maker. Make Make.

bb:

Is Peter the creator?

Hucka D.:

We can only speak of certain aspects of this conflict (presently). You know that the ship was used to make the transit from Yd Island to Jeogeot and Mos Ainsley. Black Hole in all aspects. 10 to 6 to 3 to 1 and back. Time forwards and backwards — Wheeler and Wilson.

bb:

Uma G. Uma followed them?

Hucka D.:

*Yes.* Time travel. Then Yeot became balanced with Aotearoa sim in past-future relationship through the Go board of Jeogeot, as moved from Nascera chess board. Then finally scrabble came into the picture. Rounding the Korean Channel.

bb:

And I also know that Yeot, on the hillside above Floaty Pond, is where Turquoise became Sapphire, which means she also became Azure in that manner (since she remembered Turquoise and saw, in the future, Lapiz Lazuli). 3n1.

Hucka D. (reinforcing):

She saw past/present/future.

bb:

The *lightning flash* is the leviathan (!).

Hucka D.:

*Yes.* *Yes?*

INSERT PICTURE.

bb:

It was painful…

Hucka D.:

… for her, yes. She knew future limitations. She knew of St. Nick of Barkley and Sunklands. She knew Dan The Second beyond Dan The First. She knew Peter.

bb:

Another thing to bring up here is the association of tiny Floaty Pool itself with a ship, perhaps associable with an egg-shaped double convex Go piece, Hucka D.

Hucka D.:

Egg… UFO… Cornfield.

bb:

I have a couple of questions, then, before we close this up for the night. Make Make: is it the same as the two Eunhaeng houses?

Hucka D.:

Perhaps… (pause)

bb:

Chilbo is more a Sapphire project, I’m also (picking up). That’s why she, in particular, is interested in the Reaction Grid.

Hucka D.:

Keep poking around there.

bb:

Something about that tree…

Hucka D.:

Thank you.

bb:

Thanks. Good night.

*****

* Can be accessed in this blog as the Feb. and March 2009 posts of the 10×10 category.

** More on Mos Ainsley here in this blog. I think Hucka D. is going to soon stress a black-white yin-yang relationship between Mos Ainsley and the void sim to the northwest, also surrounded by sims Quark star and Preon star. It is a Black Hole, as he said. Mos Aisley is then a white dwarf?


Uma G. Uma (self portrait)


Resolution…

So I’m most definitely getting rid of the Aotearoa property of mine now dear reader or readers. Have already deleted both the Big E Gallery and the Blue Feather Gallery on the property, along with all ground structures — all structures period, actually, except for the giant map of the US in the sky. Hoping that will show up on the SL maps before I have to delete it on Monday, when my rent totally runs out.*

It was a final tug of war between Aotearoa and Pudding Hill, and the latter won out. I’m keeping, obviously, the 2 parcels in Pudding Hill (I had to give up a 3rd one I held there several weeks ago), and also the one 1024 on Yd Island. I’ve definitely downsized, as my Christmas money runs out. But it’s more than a money thing, it’s an attention thing. I just didn’t have the energy to attend both locations in Sunklands — it was always one or the other.

But I realize that the tug of war mirrors a more ancient one between the same two locations, framed as “Big Sink versus the rest of Sunklands, or what I’ve called Santa versus the Easter Bunny.

Let’s bring in Hucka D. and whomever else to speak with now. “Hucka D.?”

Hucka D.:

Howdy. Inchy poo waddily winkie oh. Rechid.

bb:

You’re not Hucka D. Are you?

unk.:

Rechid fantaly winkie poo oblong sinatra fashione realigy farside obliato rigily wanson.

bb:

Unknown, is Hucka D. around?

unk:

Airshot winkie boblo willie ran stigiletio rinki earheardkib rinki (pause) rinkily.

bb:

Is he doing some ironing?

unk:

Rinkily…

Hucka D. (jumping in):

I’m here. Yes… ironing. Middle game.

bb:

Nice to speak with you tonight Hucka D. Who was that we were speaking with? Sounded like Petemond.

Hucka D.:

Close!

bb:

I’m in the center of, not Sunklands, but Big Sink now anyways.

Hucka D.:

We are pleased and we are sad. We saw this coming. Obliartigo.

bb:

Hmmm.. do you wish to speak about Petemond tonight, then, Hucka D.?

Hucka D.:

You will head to the Blackmount sim to celebrate your seeming victory. I cannot come; I have some puttering around to do here. St. Nick is already working on many things to say to you now that you’ve chosen his path. He created it. Diversion. Out of virtual reality. (pause) Into the center and then out the same. Back to Wazob, to Sharon. Jeogeot does not quite equal Wazob to him, baker b. He still has ties to the latter.

bb:

He seems to be a stronger personality than Peter or St. Lemon or Ned of Barton — see, he is (more) diffuse.

Hucka D.:

No. Just not as obvious.

bb:

So I follow the path of St. Nick of Barkley.

Hucka D.:

Yes. (pause) As was written.

bb:

In the Big Book of Lies and so forth.

Hucka D.:

Go forth to your Blackmount sink and we will talk back soon.

bb:

I have a feeling you want to say more about that sink.

Hucka D.:

Yes. (pause) Goodnight.

bb:

Thank you.

******

* Er, that didn’t work so well. 🙂


To Blackmount, 01

Baker starts at the Edwardston Station Gallery in Pudding Hill and bikes north. Intended goal: Blackmount Sink. He doesn’t quite make it but he at least gets close.

Below shows view into Big Sink from near northwest corner of Pudding Hill. This would be looking down into the now empty lands of Craggen Maw.

Then not far away, in Wetas, Baker finds the Blue Rose Investigations team’s home base. Unfortunately the land is not accessible to such an advertised establishment, perhaps itself a blue rose mystery (!)

I couldn’t help but take a peak inside the Team BRI headquarters. More blue on their computer screen, but water instead of plant.

And we know from the Big Sink code* that blue rose is code itself for Blue Orchid by the White Stripes. In the song, the phrase “you took a white orchid and turned it blue” is repeated several times, including at the end where the song dramatically cuts off after the last “blue.”**

I’ll have to remember to ask Hucka D. about Team BRI, then.

And while in the area, Baker had to check on the “Wild Bills”, two steaming bullets named Bill found his Big Sink roamings about a month ago, I suppose. Still there, along with the perhaps mysterious green cone and accompanying pink pig surrounded by pink particle effects. Baker’s almost positive this tableau has something to do with Hucka D.’s repeated reference to The Bill in this blog.

Ahhh… as Karoz is checking behind Baker’s exploring from the other day, he’s finding that teleporting directly into the related parcel, “Leaves of Light,” brings him to a beautiful skybox cathedral. I promise to send Baker Bloch back here asap for more reporting!

Yet another establishment in Wetas, and another skybox. Since this is abandonded land accoring to the parcel description, Baker decides to head inside for a spell. Nice view, but not his style of hangout.

Standing on the pink pig…

… before leaving Wetas after crossing a 4096 parcel owned by the great Felix Meritis, owner of the Lill Burn Valley sink. In the Arrowtown sim now (below), Baker bikes beside an outlying structure of his vast monestary complex. That should be the subject of a whole ‘nother set of blog posts, really. Soon!

Lill Burn Valley from Arrowtown.

*****

* I’ll explain more about the Big Sink code soon in this blog.
** The related video, called the 13th scariest video of all time in a Yahoo! poll, can be found here.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QKntY8WkNYQ


To Blackmount, 02

Still in Arrowtown, a breeding pen for ozimals, including, yes, rabbits. Especially rabbits it seems, maybe mainly rabbits. Maybe even exclusively rabbits — hard to tell from just the various sites I’ve scanned. Ah, I think I get it. The wittle bunnie wabbit is Ozimals initial entry into the virtual AI pet industry in Second Life.

I couldn’t detect any rabbits nibbling around in this particular spot, though. Maybe they haven’t been adopted yet?

Anyway, as fellow explorer Nish Mip emphasized to me, it’s best to follow the rabbits, so letting the pen act as a pointer of sorts, Ol’ Biking Baker skirts it to continue onwards.

In Hauwai northwest of Arrowtown now, Baker, using distance viewing, spots this conglomeration of similar, small shops whose coned tops are tinted the 4 colors of TILE. The appearance of these primary hues in such an obvious relationship always piques the interest of Baker Bloch, or anyone else in the extended Bakers family I happen to inhabit at the time (Karoz, Hucka Doobie, Baker Blinker, Wilsonia Foxclaw, and so on).

Unfortunately, as Karoz continues to check behind Baker Bloch today, the Hauwai sim is offline for some reason, and so further reporting on the matter will have to wait until later.

In Morton Mains, Baker is strangely tempted by a sign to pull a Jack Nicklaus and shed his spacely garb. He quickly shakes the thought from his mind, thankfully, and continues onward, still fully clothed. Perhaps the sign is some sort of remnant from the days when most of Sunklands was inhabited by heathen nudists, before the far-reaching influence of St. Lemon of Troy and the introduction of Ray the brainard into Big Sink, affecting the weather of the area in an adverse way (so the legend goes). The nudists had to finding clothing and find it quick! And along the way they also found God, or at least St. Lemon’s version of Him/Her/It.

At the cone structures now. Masks are sold inside. Masks cover the face; clothings cover the body. Probably means nothing, though.

OK, Karoz finds the Hauwai sim online again, and goes to check the parcel: called Mickey’s Place.

Nice window tiles! Hmmmm… tiles, TILE…

Baker sitting in a nearby park devoted to psychological healing. Karoz checks to find it is called Sunshine Therapy Garden. The land description:

Empower your personal growth with one on one consults, fireside discussions and self-reflection in a lovely natural garden. We have Tai Chi, Yoga, Piano, Rebirthing therapy, Virgin Mary chapel, Spa, Massage, Soundbowls, Chakra meditation

Sounds like a nice place to hang.

Unfortunately, Baker finds the Garden a bit too laggy, perhaps caused by the many scripts in the area. Taking the hint from a trapping dead end, he decides to call it quits for the night and teleports back home to Pudding Hill and Sunklands Central.

A car with a British flag decortating its top is found travelling west on the road in front of the Sunklands Central house when Baker returns. Heading to the Aotearoa sim, then; in a recent post Hucka D. pairs Aotearoa with Britain in a comparison of Sunklands sinks and world counties. Again: probably just chance.


The Dunne Deal Peter

Santa Satan steals Peter Dunne’s Duke. Martin sings Guy Lombardo and wings it. Taunt, Duke, taunt.

Forest awaits birth of Peter. Wings it Martin post from. 9 to 8. Eerie Erie rings blue and black. Pieholder.

A lemon-lime pie with mustard martins oranges on top. Oleanistantinople.

Hucka D.’s Comments:

Ere will Peter sing the blues purples, eh? Waiting for Santa Satan he hear shall see speak thee openly Oleanistantinople.

I ask: how forest open will duth dunn he speaketh thru, eh?

Hucka D.:

He ere will speaketh me duth dunn peter good oleanistantinope where are my big e f g’s. Good. Peter. Stantinople. Olean. Is. Ere?

*****

New California modern homes soon available in Harmon County, Oklahoma Nascera!


Pietmond/Piedmont Dunne (Sigh!)

One of the last objects deleted from the Aotearoa property. Peter’s actual tombstone? I’ll have much more to say about Pietmond/Piedmont soon enough, despite the move. Figured out some stuff… 🙂

After removing the remaining few objects from Aotearoa and restoring the terrain to its natural state, I left behind the sim, probably forever but who knows (I’ve never returned to the *same* sim after leaving, although I’ve relocated nearby old homes). But I certainly haven’t given up on Sunklands at all; probably more involved than ever in uncovering its mysteries and histories (combined: hysteries). A particularly beautiful sunset greeted me upon teleporting into the Pudding Hill property afterwards. Seemed like a good omen.

I am still a Sunklander and that’s the most important thing.*

*****

* Along with retaining the Edwardston Station Gallery and the 100 collages.


To Blackmount, 03

Starting again toward Blackmount Sink the next night. This time Baker reaches his intended goal, and certainly finds some new surprises (!). Before reaching Blackmount he confronts this 100 meter wide privacy screen while biking through Tuatara. Wonder where this scene is in RL?; Baker found it more pleasing that most of its kind.

Southeast edge of Blackmount is directly in front of Biking Baker here. He recognizes the tree as the same type that appears near the Blackmount Rabbit Hole, about 125 meters away now. Not surprisingly, the two trees have the same owner, Alyx Sands, whose group The Innuendo Squad also own the Rabbit Hole. [She] is also the owner of the odd, 1 prim object that now is situated directly in front of this hole, appearing to bend toward it as if pulled by an inner gravity (as talked about a bit in this blog post). Surely this person knows something about the mysteries of the Rabbit Hole, then. But when I im-ed the person inworld before, they did not respond, and I’m not one to press, even on an important subject like this. But there’s more coming up…

Baker and I jointly decide to head around the Blackmount Sink to approach it more from the front, passing through the center of a heavily windowed structure in Monowai. Parcel is called Roncom Inc. Thought it might mean nothing, but in checking today the owner’s SL profile, this “1st Life” information was found:

(\_/) World Domination Bunny!!
(o.O) Copy and Paste him into your Profile
( > < ) Help Him Take over SL

Well, I’ve pasted him into this blog post, which I guess helps some as well. 🙂

Karoz is also finding, today, some free textures, structures, and other stuff on the upper levels of the building I first thought empty. Check here.

And it turns out that Roncom Inc. owns the parcel just north of this structure. Oil well…

Then just to the east, over a small ridge, Blochs suddenly encounters the meat of the Blackmount Sink. At last!

But still he does not enter the center, instead deciding to circle around the large screen whose diameter penetrates all the way to the bottom of the sink from the east side of the Blackmount sim. The enclosed area (which could not be directly accessed) reminds me of the similarly irregular shaped, walled-in Macro Hole of Yd Island. The enclosed parcel in this case is called “Fairy Meadow”, and covers 9568 square meters (compare with the Macro Hole’s 8192 sq. meters). The land description simply reads “Home Sweet Home”. Good enough, we’ll leave them to it.

Circling around the screen and heading south now along the Blackmount-Morton Mains boundary.

More coming up!


To Blackmount, 04

Beauty spot in southwest corner of Blackmount, owned by the purveyor of Primalot, a virtual jewelry and watch making incorporation according to the land description. A couple of flattish koi fish wriggle near the surface of the pictured pond, which is surrounded by a not uncommon mixture of 1 prim linden plants and a selection of higher prim plants from other sources such as Lillith Heart’s huge greenery collection. Another, smaller Primalot owned pond is situated a bit further up the hill, with a more rounded species of koi fish populating its water, and with a couple of lilly pads thrown in this time as well. As far as I can tell, these are the only 2 still bodies of water in the sim. Oh wait… there’s the tiny pool at the bottom of Blackmount’s Rabbit Hole itself, which lies all the way, way, way down at SL sea level. Still amazed.

Then just up the hill from the smaller pond — imagine that — another rabbit. Looks harmless enough, hopping around and then pausing every so often to nibble on his always suspiciously sharp carrot. And in turning around Baker notices he/she has a partner hopping only several meters away, with another carrot. Baker briefly imagines the first using this diversion to sneak up and drive a carrot clean through his muscular-if-half-dead leg. He twirls quickly around, and, sure enough, the other rabbit was lurking just behind him, but then “innocently” pauses to nibble his carrot, with a “what, me?” look appearing on its twitchy, rodent face. A bit spooked, Baker quickly moves on.

Having thought enough of rabbits for one day, Baker decides to avoid the Rabbit Hole not far away to the west of the 2 black rabbits (black like the new object in front of the *Black*mount Rabbit Hole itself… hmmmm), and instead explores a small house with a great view down into the center of the sink itself. But the rabbits would not be further foresakened this night — no indeed.

I dearly hope the owner of the house didn’t mind me taking this shot of some interesting art work inside. The 640 square meter parcel appears to be claimed (April 2007) close to when the sim itself was created, and my guess is that the house is little used, like much First Land in SL, if this is First Land.*

Baker briefly teleports inside just to check the view. Nothing disturbed… leaves no trace.

Then a coffin is discovered underneath the house, with same owner as the house itself. The find doesn’t help Baker’s nerves at the time.

In checking the owner’s profile, Baker finds a picture of an older, larger house that apparently once sat on the same spot as the newer one. What I call Blackmount Sink is the same as their Blackmount Valley here.

Then contining to move west, Baker inevitably reaches the large holdings of The Innuendo Group in the sim. So check it out: this small forum is apparently named The Anglo-Saxon *Rabbit Hole* (my emphasis) according to the sign at the entrance. Say what??

Regular type books are strewn around a small Egyptian style gazebo just inside.

But unfortunately, even at this obvious high spot in his new Blackmount explorations so far, Baker must start to wrap things up for the night, as his user, me, is getting quite sleepy. We jointly decide to put off a fuller probing of this seemingly very important forum for another time. But I could tell Baker was quite disappointed.

Before I log him off, Baker takes a picture of a what appears to be an octopus or squid mostly buried in the ground on the property. Most peculiar place indeed!


New Digs, Valentine’s Day, 2010

It’s almost 1/4th the size of the Aotearoa property I just gave up, but I kind of like it. Could this be a new home sweet home? It sits right on the lip of the largest sink outside Jeogeot’s Sunklands: Chasm Deep on the Corsica continent. I’ve already discussed it a bit here and mentioned it in other places in the blog as well, usually in conjuction with another, smaller sink on the Corsica continent I personally call (paradoxically) Egg Hill or Egg Hill Sink. In fact, I had a chance to instead rent property from LaMa Estates (my current, sole landlords) right near the center of Egg Hill Sink, the second and perhaps last obvious dry sink on not only the Corsica continent, but on *any* continent outside Jeogeot. I was all ready to plop down my money on the latter when I visited again and noticed about 1/2 the properties surrounding it didn’t allow direct access. So I decided on the Chasm Falls location, since it didn’t seem to have any such restrictions in movement there.

But I thought I’d start with a snapshot from the lip of another sink, Sunklands’ Oolamoo-Drews (aka Second Sink) and the nice waterfall cascading down the ridge there. Baker rented a rock cottage (since replaced) near the top of this falls last summer.

Much more modest in size is the new waterfall on my Timescape sim property.

Here you see the standard Victorian house to the left that I invariably set up on any new property, and, to the right, the handy little 4 prim cabin that I also decided to rez to act as a secondary structure on the land. The 2048 square meters involved in this case, as you can probably glean from a close study of the above photograph, make not 2 side-by-side 1024 squares but, instead, 2 side-by-side 512s followed by a 1024 square stuck onto the lower part of the west 512. A bit of an “L” shape, then.

Below, Baker sits on a rock on the edge of the 1024 just mentioned, providing a view of the small waterfall set up on the eastern of the 2 512s. The waterfall actually fully bisects the 512 north to south, with the cabin then set up on easternmost, otherwise isolated portion of the property. Interesting setup, and one I’ve not used before in any way.

Oh, and I can’t recall renting totally granite property before either. 🙂

The only way to easily access the cabin is to walk across the rocks at the top of the small waterfall.

Mouse view of the waterfall taken while Baker sits on a rock near the entrance to the cabin. You know, in Second Life, as in Real Life I suppose, it’s often the small things that really matter.

A view from inside the cabin down on property I don’t rent.

But certainly the vista of most note from the property is this spectacular view down into the Chasm Deep sink itself. Big do’ins down there it looks like. In fact, from the land description it appears someone is building a whole damn town inside (“Chasm City”).

As they say: stay tuned!


We Better Keep Chattering, Vol. 1 of ?

“Hucka D. Come in Hucka D.”

Hucka D.:

Here.

bb:

Thank you. Are you doing well tonight? Did you get all your ironing done?

Hucka D.:

I wish I could say it was a chip shot but I can’t. Then afterwards I got to just putter about, though. How was Blackmount? Did you see Doug?

bb:

Blackmount was quite interesting (!) Doug… no, don’t remember a Doug.

Hucka D.:

He lives in the Doug House (sp) near the Rabbit Hole, on the south east east side. In the corner of the lot with the maple leaf rag. On the bench beside the park with the ducks and geese.

bb:

No, Hucka D. Don’t recall that. Don’t recall any of that specifically. There was a nice park setting in the southwest part of the Blackmount sim.

Hucka D. (frustrated?):

Nah, that’s not it. Let’s move on.

bb (reassuing):

I’ll keep my eye out for this Doug when I return, though. Haven’t finished exploring there yet.

Hucka D.:

OK, you do that.

*****

bb:

Sorry, Hucka D. Had to refill my coffee mug.

Hucka D.:

Me too. Mixed in with some… well, better not say it.

bb (continuing):

Hucka D., I feel we have many, many things remaining to talk about…

Hucka D. (interrupting):

… the hysteries of the universe, starting with Big Sink of course.

bb:

Right. Do you wish to speak about St. Nick of Barkley more tonight?

Hucka D.:

Yes I do (pause).

bb (encouraging):

Well?

Hucka D.:

You ask.

bb:

OK, so I’m getting the impression that St. Nick is somewhat the same as our Santa, also called St. Nick or St. Nicholas, and that he, er, diverted a small portion of toys he streams to children all over the world to our small corner, specifically two local parks called Frank and Herman which collectively have a blog category here. And, namely, the toys called Mossman and also the little candy Mmmmmm’s you presently see in commercials.

Hucka D.:

Divert is a good way to put it. Surplus. Toys otherwise not loved as much as most others. But put to good use in these parks, yes. Toy avatars.

bb:

Why would this diversion be needed in the first place?

Hucka D.:

St. Nick of Barkley is a complex personality. Cruel, vain, hound dog, jailhouse bird, tender and loving, address unknown…

bb:

You said he didn’t approve of the formerly independent country of Sharon joining up with Azure and other countries to form Wazob.

Hucka D.:

No. He didn’t approve. He caused the diversion, then.

bb:

What was Wazob’s position on avatars (bodies used by users instead of inhabited by souls)? Or Sharon’s for that matter?

Hucka D.:

Nail on the head, my friend. Nail on the head. (pause)

bb (again encouraging):

Well??

Hucka D.:

Ask about the Glop People. The ones from Uranus and a bit Neptune and a bit less Pluto, even.

bb:

Alright, I’m asking, Hucka D.

Hucka D.:

Glad you asked. They came in cubes from (these planets). Uranus mostly. They thought they were called. By The Pope.

bb:

I take it you’re not talking about the Catholic Pope here.

Hucka. D:

No… the (extraterrestrial) plant The Pope. From Cairo… we won’t say which one.

bb:

As I understand it — what little I do — The Pope was suppose to act as a conduit between Earth and Mars.

Hucka D.:

But Mars is Second Life here. Through the Jeogeot-Wazob melding. Or Jeogeot-Mayland. M-N… Mars.

bb:

I know that chromagraphs are involved somehow. With the Glop People communication, I mean.

Hucka D.:

Yes. Anyway, the Glop People manufactured their own bodies. Like Second Life avatars, then. Except they also ensoul the bodies. Make them and then ensoul them. This idea was not lost on St. Nick of Barkley. He lived with them for a spell. In Ladyslipper. Learned about time/space loops there. Timescape… Time/space.

bb:

When I was a teenager, I believe, I seemed to fall into at least a space loop involving this very same Ladyslipper, the real location that exists just outside Morganton. Jules Verne’s Morganton.

*****

bb:

Sorry… sidetracked again. We haven’t even talked about the Piet Mondrian influence on Piedmont or Petemond, now obvious also, in a way, Pietmond.

Hucka D.:

Sadly that’ll have to wait until another night when we have more coffee to brew. Remember to look for Doug.

bb:

Thank you.


West of Chasm Deep, 01

Baker picks a beautifully clear early morning to bike west from his house perched on the edge of the Chasm Deep sink, up a Linden protected road known as “Circuit La Corse”. No highway number yet, although one is sort of promised in this Dept. of Public Works blog post from last year.

A gradual upward grade takes Baker from a green 55 meters on the part of the highway nearest his house (only about a 100 meter journey southeast) up to around a 110 meter elevation in Dibacco about 4 sims west. The trip to the top is frankly quite amazing, as I hoped I’ve captured at least a bit below. The unpaved rocky passage strongly reminded me of similar ones shot toward the end of the movie Sorcerer. Probably the highlight of the trip. And so close to my Timescape home!*

Top of the grade, finally. Baker missed a turn off that goes through the very heart of the continent here. But there’ll be a next time.

Amazing mountain peak here, at least from a distance.

Then in Black Lion just east of Dibacco, Baker starts gradually heading down again.

Baker encounters barren landscape, like in many Second Life mainland locations. The granite may make it even eerier, though, or perhaps he’s just use to the green of Jeogeot now.

Reaching about the same elevation that he started now, Baker enters a more urban area that goes by the name of Trendone City, after its home sim. Not as quaint or as large, area-wise, as Chilbo, though… Baker also prefers Teasdale and Pine Tree Square to this more upward shooting burg. Pretty laggy here as well. But still I deemed the city interesting enough to send Baker back soon to explore more its ins and outs, hopefully in a less laggy environment.

After passing through some additional built up areas in neighboring Walker, Baker suddenly emerges into another wide open space as he approaches SL sea level in this area (20 meters).

*****

* Youtube video here.


West of Chasm Deep, 02

Ocean view, also in Toothsum as was the last picture of the preceding post. Baker’s really starting to dig this continent!

Suddenly a road appears within the Linden protected passage in the northeast corner of Toothsum, starting out as just cobblestones but quickly turning to pavement as we enter Venostate.

Or more tightly fitted rocks I suppose, actually.

Another more urban area encountered in Brendon, next to a bay. Baker decides to take a right at a junction of two roads here. He heads northwest now.

Baker looks toward the high, inland dome of granite.

Bunny Encounter at another highway junction, in the Shetlon sim this time. Baker’s apparently been on the road long enough to where his graphics card has become overtaxed, and he’s unable to completely load many of the textures for his shoots now.

Shortly after the junction with the bunny, the road becomes unpaved and unimproved once more, leading him once again gradually upwards into the granite highlands. The below shot was taken just after Baker reaches a top height of the ridge, at about 95 meters (Banyan and Immintel sims). The top is also notable for the numerous trees clogging the protected passage as it continues west. But both Baker and I like them here; not all protected roads have to be paved or even cleared IOHO.

A city in Rosewood, where Baker finally had to stop for the night. The statue an exhausted Baker stares at below, situated in the city’s central square, is that of its founder, one Buford P. Slum.

I’ll continue all this after a good day’s rest!


Spacetime Donuts

“Hucka D., wanna talk about Pietmond or Piedmont tonight?”

Hucka D.:

Maybe a bit later. Let’s talk ticks.

bb:

Tiks and toks?

Hucka D.:

I’m one. I caused the Lyme stuff. I am SID’s 1st Oz now. Mole Hill to Mountain. We must begin soon.

bb:

Interesting. Should I keep the Yd Island property, Hucka D.?

Hucka D.:

No. Move to Chasm Deep, as you already have.

bb:

The Yd Island mythology is basically complete as is, then (?)

Hucka D.:

Yes. You have your rabbit head. You’ve found the rabbit avatar. Uma G. Uma. And the old conflict with the Cornfields in Meddletown which might be the same as Meddledown. Probably not but who knows. And you know of The Arab or the Foreign One or the 4-in-1. The magical transport ship which was used to travel through the Macro Hill [sic?] in timespace — spacetime. Sealed up now, that 10 sim hole is. Hole to Whole. You can move on, as Sapphire did before you, when she was the little, cute girl known as just Turquoise. And well before the final transformation into… well, better not go there.

bb:

Thanks for that. I feel the same way about Yd Island (not surprisingly), and also that it is linked to Nascera. I’m still interested in exploring the new regions of that still new continent, but not as excited as before. Not as much open land in the new sims.

Hucka D.:

No. The two are linked, yes. Petemond… Piedmont. It should be at the center but it’s not. Big E Gallery made physical with thousands of prims littering the ground, a scrying device used to mark specific locations of buildings, streets, talismanic objects, and so forth. But it did not happen, and the Big E moved on to the southeast corner and became a rook, then became nothing.

bb:

I still think there’s some interesting developments in Nascera, Hucka D., to find. And also Yd Island.

Hucka D.:

I will not disagree presently.

bb:

I’m then ready to talk about Pietmond when you are.

Hucka D.:

Well, you’ve completely figured it out. There was a virus that killed off the original inhabitants of Piedmont, which you now know was known as Pietmond. In macro-time, this would correspond with you *almost* killing off the Aotearoa property, the same property that Pietmond (partially) was situated upon. But at the last moment you decided against it — *I* aided you in this. In this way, extending your existence in Aotearoa you also helped heal the past death and carried it forth into a new life as well. Second Lyfe… for Aoteraoa, through Aotearoa. Insert a picture of the gallery just before the rebirth and we’ll carry on.

INSERT PICTURE.

bb:

OK… dunne.

Hucka D.:

You have a fitting of square and diamond, just like (the shape of) Piet Mondrian’s last two works and his most important works: Broadway Boogie Woogie and the uncompleted Victory Boogie Woogie. Before the famous Dutch artist could complete the latter a virus wiped him out as well. He died of pneumonia in 1944. He is Peter. Pietmond… and the inhabitants Pietmondians. Obvious association. And you found this out through a search of Ummagumma images. The Pietmond image immediately struck you… you knew it was the same as Piedmont. Another Piedmont was wiped out by a virus as well, but that’s more a reflection of this earlier death. Now you know.

bb:

Again, thanks for that. Amazing story… many questions to ask about it. Broadway Boogie Woogie, the name, is perhaps connected with Peter Gabriel’s Lamb Lies Down On Broadway story. Sacrifice… to the Wall of Death.

Hucka D.:

But then Rael is dead/not-dead. Just like the inhabitants of Pietmond now, thanks to you in part. So you need to mix in Tronesis now. This is side one of the album, but the side that ends the synchronicity. Pietmond should have been derezzed, the ship… perhaps connected with the Foreign One itself come to think of it. But instead Pietmond jumps from the inexplicably saved ship and into the center of the Master Control Program, red and blue and red and blue.

http://exploringourmatrix.blogspot.com/2009/03/tron-gods-have-become-like-one-of-us.html

bb:

We better end here, Hucka D. Thanks as usual.

Hucka D.:

Quite welcome. Good luck on research for the exhibit. 🙂


To Blackmount, 05

Determined to burrow down into the deepest mysteries of Blackmount tonight, Baker Bloch hops on his bike in Pudding Hill and heads full steam — or as much steam as you can produce with such a humble bike — back to what is perhaps turning out to be, currently at least, the most mysterious of all the Sunklands sinks.

Below he passes over what’s called Dogwood Ridge, a new parcel taking a big chunk of the southern part of Tuatara now. Private land — Baker respects, of course, by flying over at a decent height.

Bravely walking right up and past the Rabbit Hole tonight, he is. Determined he be (as stated).

The closest actual structure to the Blackmount Rabbit Hole what’s called in the description, a “MIDNIGHT GARDEN Modern Romance Room”, with just a couch and a coffee table within. The Rabbit Hole with its attached black object is rather dramatically framed withint the semi-transparent west window beside the couch.

The next structure over (2 structures east of the Rabbit Hole, then) is a slightly more complex affair termed a “Small Egyptian House”, with an enclosed back room behind an open, front area surrounded by hanging curtains. On a chair in the front is a book written in what looks like Latin — could be wrong. The same book appears on the porch of a house on the property, and we’ll get to a detailed picture soon enough.

In the back room, Baker Bloch finds many more books, but none that can be actually “read”.

Framed picture in this room. Baker thinks: “Gilligan’s Island?” Don’t know why he thought this but he did. It’s actually probably a scene from Egypt, fitting in with some other objects in the room, including a framed photo of the Luxor temple that hangs on an adjacent wall. Perhaps the Nile River is the subject matter of this particular picture, then?

Below the watery photo is this Egyptian writing desk, with a small portait of “Kefertirildol” in front to stare at and ponder about while you’re writing whatever you are writing. Now make no mistake about it, I had to look up that name. Silly me: it’s “Kefertiri Idol” — two words — a crocodile headed idol attached to some game I don’t understand from the few links I was able to pull up on the subject. And, no, I don’t think it’s a mispelling of “Nefertiti Idol”, as Google suggests. Baker attempts to sit down and write the meaning of the idol’s picture in front of him with a provided pen, but no words appear on the papyrus page.

Another structure near the Rabbit Hole, to the south this time, is a rather mundane looking Tardis structure, a time machine and spacecraft from the popular Dr. Who British science fiction program.

A tank is parked beside the octagonal Tardis. Baker stands in front of it, looking down into the heart of the Blackmount sink once more. We’ll be getting there again very soon.

Picture on a wall beside the “Small Egyptian House” that simply wouldn’t rez in while Baker kept standing in front of it for some time. Called in its description, “The Sensational Stumblebum Sisters”. Today, as Baker Bloch is checking behind himself and seeing the rezzed in texture now, it appears to be a circus act made up of three woman avatars, all dressed in striped garb and with pointy ears like a dog or cat or sumtin.

Moving on around the corner of the building (a simple bath house, with another picture of the Luxor temple within) Baker finds…

… rabbits. Lots of rabbits. Lots and lots. Ozimals they be. And Baker could immediately tell they held many secrets. Lots and lots.

To be continued!


To Blackmount, 06

TEXT SOON.