Crescent House? Yes, Crescent House.
“WAIT… I’ve been DUPED!!”
Soon fellow pranksters Hucka Doobie and Baker Blinker were sitting beside the window looking out at a great view, just like old times. No more decrepit farmhouse with a giant hole in its roof. They were living the high life now… at least until the owner came back.
I have found the center and it is a horse. White. 4 winded. Rotation. Solar, lunar, yin-yang. Red-white. Lodges. Contact.
Thank you Plant-2. The Alton chalk horse and the windmill of Chesterton — you are relating them with each other, yes?
Strands of information. Different than all that have come before. Found in Alton (Barnes?). Music… flute.
There’s no way I can rationally figure out what that stuff means.
Ask the owner of the Crescent House.
Hucka Doobie, the owner is home from London! What do we do?
We sit here and stare out the window, just like we did in Gliese, Azure Islands. We do not exist in his dimension.
He circles around us now. He is looking around… maybe he senses changes. He knows of our existence!
No, not really. He is a ghost to us and we are a ghost to him. The only difference is that we can see him. We pass through him[, though].
I cannot live in this house, still, with him. Now he sits down on the couch beside us with his martini, planning more abstract houses and structures within his head, no doubt. It is not fair to him that we stay here now. But we cannot go back to that haunted farm in Pursey Stokes.
No. We must move again. I don’t want to. We could attempt direct communication with the owner. He is a [White Castle] after all. He gleans something of its mysteries. He is a draftsman. He would understand partially. He would be interested. He will see part of the thing that is presented in the two fields simultaneously. He will understand kind of and sort of The Buddha, which is US. He wears the ridges of a castle torret. He is a king split between two sides of a chessboard. He seeks the queen, the one in Bluebells.
[slurp (to end)]
So do we!
Yes. I suppose that’s where we live next. Tent?
Lettuce leaf him a(nother)
Now you know.
Blue Skies, Mr.
“Sure Fire Picker Upper, 02”
“Sure Fire Picker Upper, 01”
“3 From 4th, Man”
“What has happened…
… to Baker Bloch, Hucka Doobie? This is Baker Blinker.”
You are sitting right across from me all pretty on the honey colored pillows of the white couch, so I know who you are, BB.
Baker Blinker (not even blinking):
He is gone… a tree I think. There is a virus inside the Queen Oak. Or else the Bluebells Queen. Strange.
Hucka Doobie (staring at the blue top of the red, yellow, and blue painting behind Baker Blinker):
That is for the future not the now. (looking back at Baker Blinker) But we have the (Crescent) House to ourselves again, Not-Honey. He is gone as well, absorbed into The Blue.
Skies, one and all.
Hucka Doobie (looking out the window):
It is nice to talk to you again, Baker Blinker. We are flesh and blood pretend plastic again. We have a house again, a clean white one once more. White and blue. Azure and eggshell.
We must go find Baker Bloch who has been absorbed into the trees in the Bluebells Forest!
In the future. Now we kick back and rest and take it all in. (continuing to stare out the window in the direction of the Cherhill White Horse) The White Horses, one and all. (sips martini)
Baker Blinker (sipping spring water and staring out the window now as well):
There is nothing yet we can do, then. *sigh*
“Have you ever been to Swindon?”
~ Dave Lister from the British television series Red Dwarf, upon being asked what death was like after he dies and is brought back to life.
The emails keep pouring in: “What has happened to Baker Bloch??” and, “Is he really a tree now??” and, “Did he get tired of England and return to Second Life??”, and, if so, “Was it really his choice??” Also: “Where are all these places — Crescent House, Salts Hole, White Horses, and so on — in respect to each other????”
Thanks again to all the fans and otherwise causal readers of this blog for their interest in The Bakers’ most recent adventures in virtual reality. I’ve attempted to give you a bit of an idea about the spacial relationships between Wiltshire County places already mentioned/pictured in this blog through the 2 Google Earth snapshots below, the first looking south and the second north.
The distance between the two furthest placemarks shown in both snapshots, Salts Hole and The Barge, is about 18 miles, or 29 kilometers for you non-Yanks.
Places The Bakers have lived so far in Wiltshire (magenta):
Crescent House (present locale?)
White Horses (yellow):
Alton Barnes (quite fantastically relevant)
Cherhill (almost quite extremely relevant)
Hackpen (not relevant yet)
Marlborough (not relevant?)
Uffington (not relevant, but the biggest of ’em all)
Pewsey (not at all relevant in the least)
Westbury (not very extremely relevant at all, although older than most; not labeled)
Place through which Baker Bloch may have already split the Wiltshire scene, man (purple):
Bluebells (West Woods)
Other places of interested (cyan):
Bluebells & Back
In the middle of the Bluebells Forest properly known as West Woods in Wiltshire County, England, Baker Bloch indeed unlocked a portal connecting First Life back to Second Life. When he opened the crate with the skeleton within, left there by ever practical jokers Hucka Doobie and Baker Blinker (Hucka Doobie was the real mastermind), he was frightened all the way back to that more comfortable, much less texture heavy virtual reality. Merging with a beech within the forest itself — for he was indeed baker Beach, my true name — he then found himself in the middle of a larger, “expanded” skeleton: the skeleton of a ship in the very center of Bluebells sim, Second Life, a place visited a number of times by Baker Bloch this past winter.
But Hucka Doobie, who was one and the same as Hucka D. and not split in two (Baker Bloch and Baker Blinker) like myself, knew what he was doing all along, apparently, for there were now other things Blochs needed to see in the newer parts of the same channel to the south. Like yet another water goddess statue, this one having a quite particular name unlike the others: “She Holds The Sun.”
Another skeleton wreck lies nearby. This would be in the Catoblepas sim now, about 400 meters south by southeast of the Bluebells water goddess statue.
Then another 350-400 meters south by southwest, in Igneoushalla, we find this second goddess statue in the new, southern part of the channel, this one having sunk into the ocean floor a bit and leaning, and also holding a white orb instead of a yellow one. Baker Bloch instantly recognized that this is, in all likelihood, a lunar counterpart to the solar goddess just to the north. The name of the object is more generic this time: “Mythic Corroded Sea Goddess”. Another thing to note is that the water considerably shallower now than before, with the channel’s floor rising 10 meters in the passage between the 2 statues in question. The webbed tail of the “lunar” goddess, even though she is leaning, manages to just touch the top of the water, only 10 meters deep here as opposed to the previous 20.
Having scanned all of the channel below Bluebells, he now returns to his starting point to compare new finds with the basically duplicate statue in that sim.
First off, it’s called a “Mythic River Goddess” here and not a “Mythic (Corroded) Sea Goddess”, like the one holding the white orb in Igneoushalla. Is the channel a part of a sea or part of a river, then? Also, as described before in this December post, the orb the goddess holds is bluish now. I should also mention that this one and the one in Catoblepas (solar goddess) have jeweled eyes whose color matches the orb they hold. The one further south in Igneoushalla holding the white orb has no such jeweled eyes.
While reexamining the curious courtyard once more behind the statue here…
… Baker Bloch suddenly finds himself back in the West Woods of Wiltshire, his “spell” apparently having worn off.
He needed to find the rest of the family and tell them what just happened!
I have more information.
Don’t call me that. Hucka Doobie, you must take to the air soon. Plains to see.
Right-o. But should we talk as well as Hucka D. and baker b.?
So we’ve jumped out of the Wiltshire virtual reality now, Hucka D.
Nice to be discorporate again. Nice to be both actually. Alternating between the two, I mean. How was your trip to Bluebells? Why didn’t you want Baker Blinker to know about it?
I am Baker Blinker. Baker Bloch and Baker Blinker together. I both went to Bluebells and didn’t go and stayed behind at the Crescent House. I was waiter and waitee at once. I am bb.
Anyway, what did you find there? You as Baker Bloch I mean?
Two statues, one solar and straight, one lunar and crooked and falling in. I think it stands for the great oaks in Savernake Forest, Hucka D. It both stands for the King Oak, solar, and Queen Oak, lunar obviously, but also life and death, which these trees verge upon, as I understand it. They were in the water channel of Nascera extending below the older Bluebells sim. The new part, but that’s all that was in it, civilization-wise, except for the ruins of another ship beside the one holding the yellow ball. A part of (that particular statue is) called “she holds the sun”, reinforcing the solar interpretation.
God work, baker b. Then you went back to Bluebells and then found yourself back in the Savernake Forest, as I understand.
No, it was back in West Woods (west of Savernake), but the bluebells were gone now. It’s March 19th, 2010 now. The bluebells hav