Collagesity 2014 Noru 01 (July 01 of 02)


It’s over.

Noru has won the battle. Hector land sold today. Then to complete the deal I purchased both a 1024 and 512 parcel along the southwest part of my land to give me a 64×64 skybox, which is the same as a square 4096 parcel. Nice reward. These purchases also allowed me to re-manifest the Toxic Art Gallery. Collagesity is becoming complete, at least groundside. Tonight I’ve been working hard to get the recently moved Fal Mouth Moon gallery back up and running. Basically it is.

In 1-3 days I’ll abandon the unattached 512 that I purchased in Noru along with the original, larger property, and also a 1024 on the eastern side of the present attached parcel. This will bring me down to the next tier, with 8704 sq meters remaining.

I have a lot of prims left to play around with; a skybox build is in order soon I would reckon.

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New, eastern entrance to Collagesity.


Excitement.

Just after choosing blue (Noru) over red (Rubi/Hector), the former flowers into a true, new town. Not *VWX Town* size, mind you, but perhaps the latter was a tad too large for me to manage. Collagesity remains the name, and as you can probably guess, the focus will be on collages, mainly my own (which have greatly increased over the last 2 years). But I want to showcase other collages as well, and have left some space/prims for such. Kollage Kid is an obvious target — check up on what he has been doing the last year or so. Perhaps Julie Sadler, and I have the building that housed her Norum Gallery already established on the western edge of the town. Look into collages in general.

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I should mention my Noru land purchases immediately after selling the Hector property. These include a 1024 and also a 512 along what was then the southwest part of my Noru holdings, giving me a nice 72×64 meter space to work with. Without these purchases I don’t think Collagesity could have flowered into what it has become and is still becoming. Fate. These purchases eventually allowed me to create a *middle* row of structures between a north and south row, and this seems to have made all the difference. And the design of this middle row is basically an import from Rubi’s VWX Town — another sharing — copying the lineup of Bodega Market-Coolie Building-Stairs Gallery east to west again. A quite direct comparison with VWX Town can now be formed: Orange House can be seen as a very shrunken down version of the Table House, for example. More on all that soon, perhaps. There are a lot of VWX Town structures that don’t exist in Collagesity. However, many of the ones that have been developed beyond a shell structure (empty state) have been resurrected. True, we have no Temple of TILE, no Blue Feather Gallery, no TILE Tower, no Sink Lair. Yet what we do have seems even more pertinent for present times: the Kidd Tower, the Noru Museum (which didn’t even appear in VWX Town), the Stairs Gallery, the Norum Gallery, and of course the 3 large galleries with my collages, Toxic Art, Power Tower, and Fal Mouth Moon. Those form the axis, with the recent collages of Fal Mouth Moon more front and center than the others. Like I said, collage is the focus in the brand new town. Collagesity.

Below we have a picture of the center of town, a more open space surrounding its lone stream. Another comparison with VWX Town can be made here, since Collagesity’s stream is itself a *collage* or mashup of the several stream flows appearing in VWX Town. I’ll have more to say about that soon as well, I’m guessing.

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Crossing a footbridge over a small gully marking the source of the stream brings us to High Way, an approximately 50 meter long L-shaped, basically grassy passage allowing direct access to the Fal Mouth Moon. Just beyond the elbow bend of this is now found the “Wyn Galbraith Cutout” seen in a number of my other virtual villages, and who Edwardston Resident became smitten with at one point last Fall during his residency in VWX Town. Another newly established building, the Victorian style House of Truth, can be seen beyond.

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A great view is found from the footbridge down the stream and into lower country to the north. One of the many crystals in the town’s crystal field can be glimpsed. Soon after this photo was snapped, a cardinal bird alighted on the old and perhaps dead tree to its left. Cardinal Tree, then?

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And then a look down the length of Low Way, running parallel and, yes, below the higher High Way to its south. As I’m studying the town’s passages now, it’s obvious to me that a main trail running west to east bisects into High Way and Low Way in its middle before recombining just east of the higher footbridge we just crossed above. I suppose High Bridge would be its name, as there is a complementary Low Bridge crossing the stream to its north. Quite symmetrical town as it is turning out (!).

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Entrance sign at the west end of town. There’s a complementary sign welcoming visitors on the east end. I’ll produce a town map soon.

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Collagesity, July 1 2014


What’s going on here?

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Baker Bloch can’t quite decipher it.

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He goes home to think.

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All of a sudden (gasp!)…

… I’m down to only about 265 prims left to play around with. But the groundside part of the town is basically finished. And also I’ve rezzed the Temple of TILE now on the eastern end of my parcel — perhaps not technically in Collagesity proper, and, if so, the only building designatable as such.

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I’ve also opened up guest galleries BOB (formerly Norum gallery) and Stairs on the west end of town, featuring the collage works of Julie Sadler and Kollage Kid respectively. Both of these artists are among those that I originally exhibited in Sunkland’s Pietmond during the 2010-2011 period. I’ll probably be searching for more collage pieces to exhibit soon. Another new development as of last night is the creation of a town diner in the “waterfall building”. Very nice fit, it seems; pics soon.

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“There is a town history here to be sure.”

bb:

A town meeting might be in order.

Hucka D.:

Rezz Karoz.

bb:

And Edwardston Resident.

Hucka D.:

Bracket Jupiter.

bb:

Hucka Doobie!

Hucka D.:

Har!

bb:

Search… you go.

Hucka D.:

After you.

bb:

Search for collages online. New works.

Hucka D.:

Find out who wines and dines at the town diner. Who is “Perch”?

bb:

A cardinal bird perches in the dead tree just outside[ the diner]. Very near that head.

Hucka D.:

When can a Celtic rock become part of a meal? (then answering himself) When it’s food for thought.

bb:

Cool. Coolie Building complete again across Low Way[ from the diner].

Hucka D.:

That diner is a focus.

bb:

Let’s eat?


Better

I wonder if the cardinal bird perched just outside of the Town Diner’s Perch Head or Head of Perch is reference to the St. Louis Cardinals’ Trevor Rosenthal, Hucka D.?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trevor_Rosenthal

He’s from Kansas City.

Hucka D.:

Back up, please. You lost me. You looked up Perch in [Lisa the V.’s] GNIRPS database and came up that Perch might be the same as Satan, or disguised as Satin — Old Satin, and perhaps Zapple’s Old Zircon the Devil. Red, then. Then the only US Perch is near Rosenthal. You looked that up, came up with a lot of crockery and a couple of artists and then Trevor, which you connected back to Collagesity’s perched cardinal outside Head of Perch. And the diner is full of crockery.

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Eddy-Bruceville on the northwest corner. Another Munsters reference.

“The cardinal is perched above a *falls*.”

Hucka D.:

Better.

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“Golinda is Perch, Hucka D. Just trying to make things clearer.”

Hucka D.:

Clearer is good.

bb:

Look at this:

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linwood,_Kansas

Linwood was founded as “Journeycake,” being named after Charles Journeycake, the last Delaware chief. (Sometimes people made fun of the name Journeycake by calling it “Johnny Cake”.) The town was platted on both sides of Stranger Creek, near its mouth at the Kansas River.

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“Actually that’s a lie, Hucka D. *Guda*, even closer to Satin, was formerly named Perch.”

Hucka D.:

Perch is Satan, yes. But a good Satan. A God Satan. Satin. Keep out orders of Satan!, har.

bb:

But back to Linwood, Kansas: Stranger Creek is in one of my collages, Hucka. And *Satan* is there as well.

Hucka D.:

Pull it up; put it out —

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Stranger Than Strange (collage, 2009)*

bb:

And a *fish*. Not sure if that’s a perch, but the red head man who might be another aspect of Satan holds it.

Hucka D.:

Perch is everywhere. Look under your seat.

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* original “Stranger Than Strange” analysis here:
http://bakerblinker.wordpress.com/2009/02/12/no-title-yet-draft/
http://bakerblinker.wordpress.com/2009/02/14/stranger-than-strange-2/

and there’s always this:

http://strangercreek.wordpress.com/welcome-to-stranger-creek/

it’s a very funny blog, actually

http://strangercreek.wordpress.com/some-photos-of-the-grove/

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Collagesity Views 01

Baker Bloch sits at the edge of Drunk Man’s Ridge, looking toward what seems to be a continuation of the ridge past the pool in the depression just in front of him. At the edge of this continuation, if that’s what it is, appears the Galbraith Cutout, recently also mentioned here. She’s actually at one end of an official Collagesity walking lane called High Way, with the other end marked by High Bridge.

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Would this still be considered a natural ridge? Why was the pond dug out in the middle of it, then?

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Closeup of the Galbraith cutout and her winged feet. Perhaps she is a type of bird spirit.

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From this angle, the pool is completely covered by the bordering brown cypress. Perhaps curiously, Galbraith’s water container and accompanying pouch (which also has the appearance of a dreamcatcher) are almost the exact same colors as the cypress + pool — hard to even separate them out visually here.

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A cardinal bird roosts on one of the several Drunk Man’s Ridge rocks, twin to the one at the falls we’ll be looking at in detail a little later. It has an east-west alignment with the similarly red colored statue at the very peak of the ridge (“aim high” by Dave Koi).

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And although I didn’t consciously plan it, this same statue lies directly north of another bird, a pigeon walking the edge of a BOB gallery railing.

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A 7 prim freebie pool graces the western entrance to Collagesity proper.

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Looking past the pool and trees into territory south of Collagesity. I use to own about all of it at one time or another.

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A large cross use to exist on this knoll at Noru, 62, 135, 145. Speculation had it that the grave was Peter SoSo’s or perhaps the related Peter the Great’s or Peter the Good’s. Maybe even all of ’em. Does the grave site still apply?

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Cardinal near North, VA. Only other North: SC, and with Norway, Sweden, Denmark and even a Finland. North is one of the 4 cardinal directions. North = Nordic (aliens).


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Temple of TILE set up on the western edge of my land, deleted since I took this snapshot. Perhaps in its place will come the TILE Tower.

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Another nice shot of pigeon and Drunk Man’s Ridge’s “aim high” sculpture, this time more from the pigeon’s perspective.

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BOB gallery right; Stairs gallery left; pigeon/aim high: center.

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1 of 2 doors from Low Way to the Noru History Museum. Must get 2 signs for the doors soon.

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The museum’s second, higher door.

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Now we’re outside the town’s diner, with its giant spoon seemingly about to scoop up one of Collagesity’s remaining celtic stones, possibly the only one left. Does this, then, represent the removal of the last stone, which have gone the way of the dodo? There use to be at least 6 in town, and legend has that they were originally found in Hector. Where did the others go? Perhaps there is also meaning in the blue bike positioned in front of the spoon and rock.

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There’s also a red bike in town, and it’s parked near where Low Way and High Way come back together on the east side of town. As Low Way also contains a blue robot and High Way a red one, we can assume that these color coordinations are meaningful. Low Way (blue) and High Way (red) represent two polarized aspects of one thing (white).

Additional interesting tidbit: as I’m checking now, the red and blue robots of High Way and Low Way respectively are also almost directly north and south of each other. I didn’t plan this either!

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Low Bridge on Low Way crossing “Central Stream”. Not sure that stream name will stick. The bridge points directly to the spoon + rock just discussed, as well as the blue bike between them.

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Not one but 2 Cardboard Derek Jones loiter near opposite corners of the Bodega Market in the middle of town, perhaps its most central structure overall. This symmetry seems meaningful as well. Will Bracket Jupiter move back into the top part of this market, where he resided was in Rubi’s VWX Town? I also recall that C. Derek Jones became his new BFF there (they both glorified House Greenup and Floydodo). I believe Hucka D. wants to talk about the relationship of Bracket Jupiter’s former “dodo status” and the diner next door and its spoon + rock. Another resurrection symbol?

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Next we come to the reincarnated clockwork ballerina, now positioned just above the mysterious firey beginnings of Central Stream. Originally there were 2 twinned red flowers around her, but only one remains. At the time I associated them, and the ballerina, back to the Grady Twins from The Shining movie. Just to the ballerina’s east is the town’s art kiosk, a portal to and from the outside virtual world, as it were. What means the removal of one of the 2 twinned flowers, if anything? Again, this seems associated with Rubi’s VWX Town, where the same ballerina appeared at the confluence of that town’s 3 streams. Once more it acted as a center. She doesn’t have her 3 blue hoops this go around, nor the pool and the matching 3 (hooped) blue fish.

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Along with the accompanying flower, she exists in a triangle made by the conjoined walls of Toxic Art and Fal Mouth Moon galleries.

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Collagesity Views 03

Suddenly I’m getting behind in generating text for this here blog. Must work in middle of night. Maybe Hucka D. can help. Below is the falls of Central Stream, tumbling out of Noru’s Collagesity in a northerly direction. Well, technically they don’t gp beyond the northern limits of Noru and also Collagesity, but the idea is in place.

Hucka D.:

Someone came up that stream in the past. A giant.

bb:

Perch?

Hucka D.:

Shadow.

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Anyway, we have a cardinal bird perched in a dead tree beside the town’s diner, and very near the queerly mounted head of this Perch fellow. It brings to mind a number of questions. First off, the bird is perched in a tree near Perch — one and the same? Perch, in UMaps, has been directly assoc. with Satin or Satan, who is actually a horse depicted in the movie The Black Stallion. Quote here:

Satan – the Black’s first colt, all black with a white diamond on his forehead. He is at first a dangerous, brutal colt, and nearly kills Alec. Henry eventually tames Satan, turning him into a racing legend. Ultimately Satan and Henry develop a close bond.

More on that soon. I’ve decided to call the single water flow within Collagesity Central Stream. Simple but true; all builds around it, seemingly.

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The cascades are perhaps called Tired Falls because of this large tire, present in duplicates of it on my properties probably dating back to 2009. This is an older way to cross Central Stream, before the insertion of Lo Bridge and Hi Bridge upstream. One still has to use the tire, basically, to access the Kidd Tower, which logically becomes an older structure of town. The stairs led one to Baker Bloch’s Home Orange and points west. If Collagesity was built upon an older settlement called Tired Falls, then this is its epicenter. It is here that Shadow Man came up from the plains and established what the related documents called the “Head of Stream.” Is this the same or related to Head of Perch? Is the Shadow Man the same as this Perch fellow? We’ll just have to play wait and see for now. He came, “from the North as the redbird flies.”

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I temporarily made the east wall of the diner transparent so that one can see the close relationship between Head of Perch, a second falls emitting from the second floor of the diner itself, and the perched cardinal.

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Perch and those diner falls are one.

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Plans

“Sorry you gave up Rubi?”

bb:

Ah, not really. Just wondering how to develop Noru’s Collagesity.

Hucka D.:

The town has a bit of history.

bb:

Too tired to go into it. Back from Charleston, you see. Great vacation — hard to return.

Hucka D.:

Soon you’ll be on permanent vacation. Soon enough. What then?

bb:

Dunno.

Suppose I could develop another collage gallery. Something like “Syncher’s Gallery”, and I’ll have Bytor’s creation and also some of Stegocat’s stuff.

Hucka D.:

Yes (pause).

bb:

Woods are difficult to penetrate in the summer, Hucka.

Hucka D.:

Boulder in summer. Denville. Tomorrow go to Boulder with Edna.

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“Not much in the area around Collagesity except the remains of Parktown and Chilbo, Hucka D.”

Hucka D.:

You can’t recreate Pietmond, no.

bb:

When will the next carrcass come?

Hucka D.:

Soon. As the Moon.


Derek Jones has an actual history (!)

http://www.sluniverse.com/PICS/ProfilePage.aspx?Name=Derek%20Jones

http://books.google.com/books?id=heIAUbZj-s8C&lpg=PA14&ots=4a0tRzkeBX&dq=%22derek%20jones%22%20%22second%20life%22&pg=PA14#v=onepage&q=%22derek%20jones%22&f=false


Collagesity Mysteries 01

About a week and a 1/2 ago, an avatar named Tseten Thokmey bought my Hector land for a sum I deemed just barely adequate for the transaction. I loved that land! Still do. I could live around the Rubi forest once again. But look at what Tseten has done: he’s essentially extended the forest into his farm! A bucolic existence he has carved out. More power to him, and I’ll probably have some things to say about Tseten later on. Just yesterday or the day before, land came up for sale bordering the lower part of his farm. Was I tempted to, once more, buy next to the Great Rubi Forest? Yes, a bit. But I realize that I’m committed to Noru, and the hard fought battle is now over with. Time to heal the wounds and not open them up again. Tseten would have made a fantastic neighbor, and, yes, we could have extended his farm and the forest as a whole even further…

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… but, then again, I have a fantastic new neighbor in Noru now! My previous neighbor in Philudoria, Veyot, during the original incarnation of VWX Town there last summer, has decided to commit to a piece of the excitement happening in Collagesity, purchasing a 512 parcel just behind the Power Tower Gallery. Her purchase basically extends the town in a westerly direction, making Collagesity almost run the entire 256 meter east-west extent of Noru. Not quite but fairly close. I’m continually surprised how synchronicities like this work, and I view the neighbor quandry, quickly resolved mind you, as a kind of residue energy of the whole Noru-Rubi “battle”. Instead of Baker Bloch becoming the neighbor of Tseten in Rubi, Veyot becomes Baker Bloch’s neighbor in Noru. Another red-blue exchange, then.

And her parcel is very nature oriented as well. 🙂 A nice East End park for certain. And I’ll have more to say about Veyot later on as well, as things continue to develop in the new town. What up with all those things going on in the Confluence Place??

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Baker also recently visited the village he created in Yeot this past spring. Presently, he has no way to further alter the strange, little burg, but he’s just come up with a name: Gong. Or Gongsity. More recently he went there to copy Edward’s Building/Gallery to place in Collagesity.

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Gongsity.

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Gongsity, with namesake Gong’s waters made transparent.

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So, returning to Collagesity, there are many mysteries yet to be solved or even revealed, like the fact that the red and blue robots on either side of the Coolie Building (since moved) lie directly north and south of each other, and on Hi Way and Lo Way respectively. I didn’t plan this alignment; I didn’t plan a lot of Collagesity’s alignments that just *happened*.

I just received a text message that Carrcassonnee has suggested we call her home the Cardinal Place instead of the Confluence Place. I’ll add it to the original town meeting’s docket, which should be happening pretty soon.

“Red/Blue”:

http://bakerblinker.wordpress.com/2012/02/18/43270/

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Along with Carrcasssonnee, we’ve already talked to ballerina Dona in this blog, apparent twin to the very similarly colored flower directly behind her as seen in the camera angle below. And we’ve actually already talked to this “flower” in the blog, as a blog spirit I mean (think: Hucka D., primary blog spirit). I wonder if Dona and/or Flower know Carrcassonnee? I would imagine so.

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Looking up Tired Falls toward the heart of the village. The buildings around this falls are among its oldest, originally forming a smaller settlement called Tired Falls itself. This according to several of our blog spirits, including Hucka D., Carrcassonnee, and maybe Dona/Flower. I’ll certainly have more to say about this original settlement soon.

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I’ve noticed a resemblance between Collagesity and the fairly similarly sized Lake District village of Stonethwaite, England, the latter being the subject of a good chunk of my most recent and also largest collage series called Falmouth, housed in the Fal Mouth Moon gallery in town. And, yes, I’ll have more to say about that soon as well.

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Check this out: my collage reinvented Stonethwaite and Noru’s Collagesity both have blue bikes (!) Are they the *same* bike? Could be. Perhaps the super band Story Room will have some things to say about that. The blue man next to the bike is one of its 3 members that I know of, although a fourth is rumored. But I can hear Hucka D.’s talk echoing in my head, as he says, “there’s always a rumored 4th [about groups of 3].” He’s probably right.

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In the largest Falmouth collage, Story Room’s red member balances out the blue one on its opposite side. But since the collage goes ’round in a big circle, the red and blue beings are also actually next to each other. Why is blue upright and red sideways? Why does “Red’s” ruby red feet impossibly project through the corner of a Stonethwaite building? More blue-red mysteries for certain!

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Talking

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Text mode for editing now, Hucka D.

Hucka D.:

So you’re figuring out the town is actually another collage. Wonderful! Your friend Veyot is picking up on that too. Nice garden by her. You should borrow some flowers for West End.

bb:

I might do that. Bracket Jupiter may be showing up soon. Karoz as well this time.

Hucka D.:

Collagesity is akin to Stonethwaite, yes. Differences: High Way and Low Way. Look up Mississippi. Did I spell that right?

bb:

Well…

Hucka D.:

Never mind.

—–

bb:

Hidi and Lodi, then. That the name of the red and blue robots, Hucka?

Hucka D.:

Yes. They are from Pluto. They are from The Moon.

bb:

Then they are from Charon. Did I spell *that* right?

Hucka D.:

Err…

bb:

Never mind.

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Window as collage.

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Hucka D.:

Oh, you wish to talk more?

bb:

Maybe.

Hucka D.:

Me!

bb:

Meaning you wish to be talked [to] as a blog spirit. But I wish also to talk to others[ again].

Hucka D.:

Me me me!

bb:

But others as well.

Hucka D.:

Who?

bb:

Maybe Collagesity herself has a spirit.

Hucka D.:

Of course! Is it the flamey ballerina. Donna I believe is the name.

bb:

Hmm…

Hucka D.:

Here’s Donna.

Donna:

Hi baker b.! I’m Donna! Please state your questions!

bb:

Hi Donna. I suppose I should shout that.

Hucka D.:

Yes!

Donna:

Question!

bb:

Are you on fire, Donna?

Donna:

That is a question yes and no.

bb:

Are you the head of the stream? Central Stream I believe I’m calling it. Is that the correct name?

Donna:

Yes. Okay! I am the stream.

bb:

Are you twins? Maybe The Twins?

Donna (after a pause):

You are sad.

bb:

Am I?

Donna:

Yes.

bb:

I’m just under pressure now.

Donna:

You are sad because you cannot make contacts.

bb:

Well, it’s just something to go through now.

Donna:

You don’t think people like you. They like you.

bb:

Nah, I don’t think they do.

Donna:

You are just somewhat misplaced now. You can’t help it.

bb:

I’m sure I *chose* this.

Donna:

Don’t be cruel to yourself and others won’t be cruel to you. That’s a quote by Elvis Presley. He’s dead.

bb:

Yes. Didn’t take his [own] advice, perhaps.

Donna:

You are pulling a red doppleganger. Pull a blue to balance.

bb:

Don’t know…

Donna:

Spell my name with one “n”.

bb:

Please?

Donna:

Yes. Please?! (smiles through flowers)

bb (after re-checking):

Dona, you really are one with that flower.

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Flower:

I am the twin. Jesse. He’s dead.

bb:

You are a male, then?

Flower:

Yes. Jes. Se.

bb:

Are you and Dona akin to The Twins from The Shining movie?

Flower:

Jes.

bb:

Are you originally from Rubi?

Hucka D.:

Dona and Flower have talked enough tonight. They will return shortly. They are tired. I am tired. Read please.

bb:

Thanks!

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Wall FLOWER Mill

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“Dona?”

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hats

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red door

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I caught…

… Baker Bloch dreaming in the upper floor of his home the other day.

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He was dreaming of a past Collagesity, recent but distant at once. The diner was not in place, the spoon was not there.

He was dreaming of Tired Falls. I am tired. He was tired.

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He was dreaming of a symbiosis between Tired Falls and Stonethwaite, UK. Exciting (zzzzz).

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donna_Hayward


Fine Tuning 01

Collagesity now pretty complete, I feel, on the groundside part. No real big amount of prims left to create something in the sky, and, besides, I want to leave wiggle room for rezzing experiments. So all that’s left it seems is fine tuning. Some pics now…

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As you can see from the above photo there are some new structures in Collagesity, mainly on its eastern side. The nature park I envisioned there might not come about. 😦 On the easternmost part of my property is now situated the Marble Tower (far right above), which made its first appearance in Rubi’s VWX Town this past winter. It had no real function there except to serve as town eyecandy. I’m hoping to change that for this go around, and another collage gallery of some kind is a good bet for a functional fit. The cat statue topped Confluence Place next to it is another direct carryover from VWX Town, but I’ll have to work on the building in my skybox — can’t remember exactly how it was put together there. As I recall, it is a mashup of 2, maybe 3 Moard Ling structures. Now perhaps The Bakers can find out what happened in those far corridors, a 237 type mystery. Twin Peaks symbolism has already cropped up in connection with several Collagesity images/locations. Perhaps this represents another tie-in.

Bracket Jupiter is about to reclaim his second floor home at the Bodega Supermarket. Nifty! He’ll help me figure some stuff out about town mysteries, etc.

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Baker getting frustrated because he cannot remember how the Confluence Place was put together

The Coolie Building has been moved beside the town’s giant maple, and yet another VWX Town structure has taken its place next to the Bodega Supermarket: what was called Edwardston’s Gallery there or Edwardston’s Building perhaps. It’s function in Rubi is described here a bit [LINK].


It’s coming along…

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Still don’t know what this Confluence Place is or what it means. But I think I’ve got the topping cat pretty much positioned correctly, and that’s something. Could it serve as yet another town gallery?

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a big drop

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Oh look who showed up (!)

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Why are these things here again, and *brighter*?

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Baker was just out of sight.

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Carrcassonne fishing for an eyeball.

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Baker finds!

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The eyeball is sealed; protected. 1 instead of 3; 3 instead of 1.

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thumbs up!


It is the 7th: Panhandler.

Perch has disappeared from his perch within the Confluence Place, seemingly having given his eyes and his sight to Carrcassonnee on the lower floor. In the process 3 has been compressed to 1 and 1 stretched to 3. 2 eyes become 1 eye. A glow remains, however, much like the guitarist (pronounced: GUI-tar-ist; like PI-an-ist) was aglow in the rising sun when singing to Perch earlier. Did the singing cause the transposition?

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The eye rotates. It can look below, above, front, back, side-to-side. The eye is also the 7th, like an Oklahoma panhandle. Tin. Seven as Tin, like a toothpick for an Olive. Carrcassonnee knows.

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Nothing on tv so Baker snoozes, once more.

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Eyes are everywhere (just a dream?).

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“So what…

… happened in the Confluence Place last night, Hucka D.?”

Hucka D.:

Oklahoma. Panhandler. 7th. Consciousness. Tin. 7 to Tin. Panhandle…er.

bb:

Did Carrcassonne steal the soul of Perch?

Hucka D.:

Yes! 3 into 1 and 1 into 3. Trapped. Sealed. Seal. Grey perhaps.

bb:

Is Carrcassonne an oracle?

Hucka D.:

Indeed. (pause)

bb:

I’m not finished working on the Confluence Place. Perhaps a rename is in order. Moard Ling called it a Valley Mansion. But it’s a Valley Mansion plus a Neko statue/monument.

Hucka D.:

Slash?

bb:

We know that Carrcassonne is kind of Oklahoma. 7 is, or are, the original 7 counties of Oklahoma, formed when it was still a territory. The 7th is Beaver County, which use to be the entire Oklahoma panhandle.

Hucka D.:

Handler.

bb:

The 7th here is Carrcassonnee’s new eyeball, beyond the 6 prims of the body. The body is Olive… Oklahoma. And this relates back to The Residents.

Hucka D.:

Everything does eventually.

—–

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bb:

It’s essentially VWX Town’s downtown area recreated, Hucka. I like it.

Hucka D.:

Yes. Running out of prims finally, though, I’ve heard. Condensing is in order soon. You’ll see. Your neighbor helps.

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bb:

How do you approach Carrcassonne? From below?

Hucka D.:

You can. Depends on what you want to ask. What do you want to ask?

bb:

Who she is. What she did to Perch.

Hucka D.:

She absorbed Perch as 6 turns to 7 and 3 into 1 slash 1 into 3. She is Perch Plus[ if you will]. Go ask her.

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“How’s it hanging guys?”

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“Hi Carrcassonne.”

Carrcassonnee:

Hi.

Baker Bloch:

How’s it going tonight?

Carrcassonnee:

Pretty good pretty good. What’s up with you Baker Bloch?

Baker Bloch:

I’m okay. Soooo… a little birdie told me that you were an oracle. Are an oracle.

Carrcassonnee:

Okay. OK. I will only say OK from now on.

Baker Bloch:

Are you Oklahoma?

Carrcassonnee:

OK.

Baker Bloch:

Who were you before you had the eyeball?

Carrcassonnee:

I was not OK.

Baker Bloch:

Okay, good. What did you do to this Perch fellow?

Carrcassonne:

I absorbed. OK?

Baker Bloch:

Okay I guess. Was it okay?

Carrcassonnee:

It was OK. Taste like chicken (insert hearty laugh noise here).

Baker Bloch:

That’s a good one I suppose, Carrcassonnee.

Carrcassonnee:

It [the joke?] was OK.

Baker Bloch:

Should I talk to you from below? Like this?

Carrcassonnee:

Come on up. I’ll make room. Have you seen Spider?

Baker Bloch:

Who’s Spider?

Carrcassonnee:

My dog.

Baker Bloch:

I don’t think so Carrcassonnee. Does he live in Collagesity?

Carrcassonnee:

Collasi-what?

Baker Bloch:

Collagesity. That’s where we are now.

Carrcassonnee:

This is Tired Falls. Check the spoon.

Baker Bloch:

Am I dreaming?

Carrcassonnee:

OK. Yes. OK.

Baker Bloch:

I’m coming up. Just have to figure out the best way to do it.

Carrcassonnee:

Fly up the hole. But don’t fly up my bottom [hearty laugh again].

Baker Bloch:

Yes, that wouldn’t be good.

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Carrcassonnee:

Have a seat.

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Carrcassonne:

Let me turn on my light.

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Carrcassonnee:

Ah yes… Baker Bloch. How’s your father doing?

Baker Bloch:

Space Ghost?

Carrcassonnee:

Yes. And Zorak. And Moltar. Haven’t seen those people for ages.

Baker Bloch:

I don’t remember my father.

Carrcassonnee:

That’s sad. That’s not OK.

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Baker Bloch:

Do you have memories of Perch?

Carrcassonnee:

Yes.

Baker Bloch:

Who was Perch?

Carrcassonnee:

Perch was me. Me was Perch.

Baker Bloch:

But who was he? What did he do, where did he come from?

Carrcassonnee:

He came from the lower plains. Hanja. Land of Hanja. Hanjaland. He was called the Foreign One at first. He called himself this on purpose. For-eign-one. He said trees were ferns and ferns were trees. He spoke of Peter a lot. Peter SoSo.

Baker Bloch:

The mysterious Peter SoSo[ again]. Was Perch… Satan?

Carrcassonnee:

Perch rode a horse named Satan. Or was it Satin. His world revolved around that horse. He was both Indian and Cowboy to it. Try not to panic.

Baker Bloch:

Panic? Oh, right, Panic. Like the town.

Carrcassonnee:

The horse had a birthday. Perch planned and planned. He wished to build the horse a barbeque pit. Brick it was. Thick as a. But he ordered too many bricks… he ordered 10x10x10x10x10x10x10x10x10x10…

Baker Bloch:

So this is like the movie… A Town Called Panic.

Carrcassonnee:

What happens after that? They fall into the Earth. That is what happened here.

Baker Bloch:

I’m not really learning much about Perch. So Perch became identified with his horse, who was Satan.

Carrcassonnee:

Satin[ perhaps]. The tire was already in the falls. Orange House was there. And who lived there? Your father.

Baker Bloch:

Space Ghost.

Carrcassonnee:

Yes.

Baker Bloch:

Not sure I believe that.

Carrcassonnee:

Eventually Perch just became a head, and was mounted just like a fish perch in his old digs, which then became a restaurant. Ironically, the best dish is lemon perch.

Baker Bloch:

What about the cardinal?

Carrcassonnee (snapping “fingers”?):

That’s what I meant. Spider is my *cardinal*. I get my directions mixed up. North is South and South is North. Like 3 in one. Like Foreign One.

Baker Bloch:

So Spider is not a dog.

Carrcassonnee:

God?

Baker Bloch:

No, I wrote god by mistake there and quickly changed it to dog.

Carrcassonnee:

Og?

Baker Bloch:

No… let’s move on please.

Carrcassonnee:

Someone else approaches.

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Baker Bloch:

Maybe I better leave. I’ve bothered you enough and you probably have other townspeople asking you this and that.

Carrcassonnee:

Shhhh.

Baker Bloch (much quieter):

OK.

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Thoughts…

“So Hucka, I’m looking at this map of Falls County, Texas, knowing that it was influenced from the past/present/future by Tired Falls. The story of this original settlement which, just recently, transformed into Collagesity is told in this map.”

Hucka D.:

Not really. And: yes.

bb:

Here’s the map.

fallscountymap

—-

bb:

Hmmph. There actually *is* a small town or village called Panic, Hucka D. It’s in Jefferson County, Pennsylvania, very near Punksutawney. That’s the place Groundhog Day was shot. The conjunction must be meaningful.

Hucka D.:

A town called Panic and Groundhog Day are conjoined elsewhere[ as well]. You’ll see. You’ll always see, unless you’re seeing or have seen.

—–

bb:

So back to Falls County, Texas. You have Satin very near a Guda, which was called Perch in the past. Now Carrcassonnee is indicating that, in past/present/future Noru, this Perch fellow, who is somehow the same as Carrcassonnee now, rode a horse named Satin.

Hucka D.:

Satin was the boss of Perch. Just like in Panic. Satin said, “Go find me a new place to live, preferable with some nice falls.” Perch couldn’t find any falls nearby, so he created falls. Tired Falls. Tired Falls is very similar to Panic. They trudged and trudged and trudged across mainly empty Jeogeot green plains and hills to Noru, which was, of course, called Norum in those days. Toy avatars and Second Life avatars mixed freely, even interbred. They established Tired Falls and House Orange for Satin. Satin was their leader.

bb:

Whose leader?

Hucka D.:

Perch[ of course]. And his dog Spider. Or his bird Spider. A cardinal I believe. Like a cardinal direction. They came from the North. North of Noru. North by Northwest, perhaps.

The cardinal now is perched in Tired Tree. Tired of living, it is. Tree above falls. Of same name. Kidd Tower there too — that was original. The restaurant building was there although it wasn’t a restaurant. It was a supply store. Perch ran it. Perch built what later became the Noru Museum next door to it. So there are 3 stages of that building, actually, the original quote unquote downtown of Tired Falls. There was originally the Waterfall Building, which had not one but *four* waterfalls pouring out of it.

bb:

But it wasn’t… go ahead…

Hucka D.:

This is the 4 in 1 again. Foreign One. Eventually, in Collagesity, only 1 of the 4 falls survived. Some call it Diner Falls. I like to think of it as Perch’s falls. Perch Falls. His cardinal sits outside still, waiting for Perch to return.

bb:

That’s kind of sad.

Hucka D.:

Perch makes his wall transparent he’s mounted out to look out at the bird sometimes and even speak to it. He does this often. But only at a certain time of the day: night. He does not want the bird to see what he has become.

—–

bb:

What of my father Space Ghost? Carrcassonnee mentioned that House Orange is actually my father’s house.

Hucka D.:

He dreamed and he woke up as you?

bb:

I don’t know.

Hucka D.:

The spoon isn’t there when he dreams. But you are beyond your father. You are interbred yourself. You are a merger of Linden boy next door and Space Ghost. And you have your own bird, just like Perch did. Are you Perch as well?

bb:

Again: dunno.

Hucka D.:

The bird is perched on your shoulder.

bb:

Maybe the bird is Perch, then.

Hucka D.:

You must think of redbirds and then blackbirds, then both at once. What is the difference between red and black.

bb:

Playing cards?

—–

bb:

Hucka D., I’m thinking Tired Falls — since Tired Falls leads up to House Orange at its top, then tired refers to *being* tired, as you are just before you fall asleep. “Fall” again, even. Tired Falls leads to the place of dreams, which is House Orange. It’s where Baker Bloch naps a lot now. He tends to fall asleep in that chair.

Hucka D.:

Because House Orange has been around a long time, it’s a nexus of past/present/future. (pause)


Hanjaland.

With recent blog talk about a Hanjaland or Land of Hanja, I thought I’d offer views from Parktown mayor Boyd Doghouse about the actual, (virtual) place.

http://parktownprogress.blogspot.com/search/label/Hanja

And, yes, it’s actually just north and east of Collagesity. I TP over to the infohub every now and then when I’m not doing anything else of note, but haven’t interacted with anyone yet to my knowledge. Remember when visiting that ferns are trees in Hanjaland and should not be uprooted for any reason.

A picture of “Hanjaland” hangs in Collagesity’s official diner, as interpreted by Second Life photographer Melonie Darwin:

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Carrcassonnee — New Position

1st, a shot of neighbor Veyot’s ode to Carrcassonne. Nice! Check out her recent tumblr entry on Collagesity as well. “Co-la-GES-it-y” — I like it!

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Now on to the real deal for Baker Bloch tonight. Per the title of this blog post, Carrcassonnee has a new position in the Confluence Place (Cardinal Place?), which is on its bottom floor just below the more cramped quarters she was situated at during my previous post about her. This gives Big C considerable more breathing room, if she wishes, and also allows her some companions, of a jungle variety in this case. We have a chimpanzee, a gorilla, a hippopotamus, and there’s rumor about an elephant lurking behind the waterfall as well. There’s also a human companion, but unfortunately she was killed when the plane crashed into the place earlier today. I’m not sure if she was actually the pilot, one of the crew or passengers, or just an unfortunate passerby at the time. The gorilla is sad, and wishes to reanimate her and make her his pet. The chimpanzee laughs and tells him to eat her instead, and says that hippo wouldn’t think twice about doing such a thing. Hippo states the obvious: that she is a vegetarian. Gorilla rolls his eyes and looks to Carrcassonnee. “See what I have to put up with here?” he seems to indicate. Carrcassonne takes it all in, admittedly glad of the company. Each being knows its own place, and is happy there. The plane crash didn’t really happen in their midst. The gorilla actor (played by Bob Bassnote, of “Go Tell a Lie” fame) understands that the girl *will* be reanimated and take her position as Lord Vice Mayor of the Collagesity community. Chimpanzee also has read ahead in the script and knows that good friend Elephant (played by Joe Saxon of “The Savage Idiot”) has been written out — killed by the plane, although they all have to act like they don’t know that fact yet, for Carrcassonne’s sake. Big C is not aware of what’s in the script, and this was done on purpose. She wants to be *surprised*. Anyway, before we get to Baker Bloch’s most recent visit with Carrcassonne, here’s some pictures…

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Top o’ Confluence

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Big C’s new island diggs. Obviously a LOST vibe permeating this bottom floor now, with the crashed airplane and island and all. This is not an accident either. Well, it’s kind of an accident. But it was in the script. Big C knows. Well, actually she doesn’t know in this case; her choice.

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Companions:

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“Do you…

… have amnesia, Carrcassonnee?”

Big C:

I have backward forgetfulness. I am blank slate. Feed me my reality.

Baker Bloch:

Interesting. You don’t mind if I call you Big C do you?

Carrcassonnee:

Call me Carrcassonnee.

Baker Bloch:

Alright. Done.

Carrcassonnne:

Aren’t you going to ask about my hanging moss?

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Baker Bloch (lying):

It’s nice. What does… it mean?

Carrcassonnee:

It is my arm drape of reality. My arm understands, and will tell the rest of my body soon. Then I will know. I have to wait, let’s see, 50 moons and 20 suns.

Baker Bloch (counting):

That’s over 24 years!

Carrcassonnee:

I can wait. I have nothing else to do except chit chat with the townspeople and give them advise about their own lives.

Baker Bloch:

Let’s reexamine that thought in a moment. So Carrcassonnee…

Carrcassonnee:

Yes?

Baker Bloch:

Do you know about LOST? The tv show I mean.

Carrcassonnee:

Yes?

Baker Bloch:

Then you do know.

Carrcassonnee:

Yes.

Baker Bloch:

Can I ask you some questions about it? That may be why I’m here tonight, and the island formed and the plane crashed. Did you know that the former owner of this land also had a crashed plane — just east of here, not a stone’s throw away. I believe there was an article in the Chilbo press about it. Hold on please, Carrcassonnee…

—–

“Well, I can’t find a picture. Sorry about the delay.”*

Carrcassonnee:

OK. Not OK. Just kidding.

Baker Bloch:

So back to LOST.

Carrcassonnee:

Ask.

Baker Bloch:

Do you know of [delete name]?

Carrcassonnee:

I am told — I peeked at the script this time — that we do not need to talk about that tonight.

Baker Bloch:

Okay, what do you wish to talk about?

Carrcassonnee:

You are here visiting me. You ask.

Baker Bloch:

I think we should talk about LOST.

Carrcassonnee:

Then ask. Don’t ask about the Hanja infohub, don’t ask about Chilbo or Parktown. Ask about LOST.

Baker Bloch:

You seem to be indicating you’d like to talk about local matters.

Carrcassonnee:

Am I? (smiles)

Baker Bloch:

So what about Parktown?

Carrcassonnee:

Parktown and Chilbo both can give you energy if you wish. They have dwindled but are still kindled. You sit between the two — more than ever. You are in upper Norum now and that’s the urban part. Rural has gone bye bye.

Baker Bloch:

Interesting. So you have knowledge of the Norum Woods.

Carrcassonnee:

I have knowledge about Second Life but not First Life. I cannot remember my *user*.

Baker Bloch:

What about this Perch fellow? Are you the same as Perch?

Carrcassonnee:

I am the Head of Perch, so, yes, I am Perch.

Baker Bloch:

Tell me more about this Perch, then, if you can.

Carrcassonnee:

Perch came from Hanjaland, where trees are ferns and ferns are trees. Satin… or Satan… commanded him to… well, he ran away from home. He had to sleep to get away, thus creating Tired Falls. He climbed the falls to House Orange — he fell asleep. Cutting z’s. Omega point. Shadow Man… er, I mean Satin couldn’t follow him into dreams. So he escaped… here.

Baker Bloch:

This sounds like a [somewhat] different story than last night concerning Perch, Carrcassonnee.

Carrcassonnee:

Yes.

Baker Bloch:

You said Perch ran a restaurant… no it was a general store.

Carrcassonnnee:

And the Norum Museum was a bowling alley. (pause)

Baker Bloch:

So there was a….

Carrcassonnee (cutting Baker Bloch off):

Yes.

Baker Bloch:

The Residents.

Carrcassonnee:

Yes. Mass Acre… age.

Baker Bloch:

From the North.

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* later I found this… Olando7’s land is now my land (Collagesity)…

https://web.archive.org/web/20090308114547/http://www.chilbo.org/blog/

Chilbo Expands to Noru Sim

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Residents Olando7 Decosta and Violetta LeShelle have recently purchased a large plot of land on the north end of the Noru sim – two sims north of Chilbo! This effectively expands the borders of the Chilbo Community by quite a lot! Congrats to Olando and Violetta, we’ll all look forward to visiting your new space when it’s ready.

and this

https://web.archive.org/web/20090210070152/http://www.chilbo.org/blog/2009/02/sneak-preview-of-the-noru-project/

Mystery Plane Crash Near Noru Project (Greater Chilbo)

Violetta Leshelle and Olando7 Decosta are building a living&meeting space in the far away Noru sim. The land is part of Greater Chilbo.

Right now you will find at Noru a box with the invitation for a French language virtual law seminar in Second Life, and if that is not weird enough, also a plane wreck.

The plane crashed nearby the main building without causing fatalities. No bodies were found and it remains a mystery who the pilots were.

Maybe you can find out? Visit the crash scene and tell the true story of what happened! More pictures are available on Flickr…

2 Responses to “Mystery Plane Crash Near Noru Project (Greater Chilbo)”

Fleep Tuque Says:
February 3rd, 2009 at 8:51 am

I briefly visited the site of the plane crash and it was VERY eerie, I kept hearing strange voices and couldn’t figure out where it was coming from… until I realize it was your neighbors on voice! laugh! I was one confused Fleep!
Olando7 Decosta Says:
February 3rd, 2009 at 10:13 am

Fleep, you are even more right than you think about the voices. At nights, voices and whisperings are heard on the crash spot. My neighbors got so scared they installed a giant prim to protect themselves.

Obvious LOST references in there. 🙂


Map Nonsense

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Questions: Why is a Grayson County town called Sadler so identified with the direction South in both Kentucky and Texas? Julie Sadler’s art hangs in Collagesity’s Gallery BOB presently, but I’m not sure if she has anything to do with this. Or does she have everything to do with it. The cardinal direction South opposes the cardinal direction North. The cardinal [bird] just outside Gallery BOB is on the southern edge of Collagesity, in the small Drunk Man’s Ridge Town Park — official town park we’re talking about here. The twinned cardinal is situated in perhaps the other protected nature area of town: Tired Falls, and near the *northern* edge of town. Does the cardinal — both aspects combined — represent the directions North and South, then? It’s a good question to be asking, perhaps a great one. And if true, sheds light on the possible long term nature of Collagesity. I have another concept, perhaps related: Norubi, the joined, hypothetical merger of sims Noru, Rubi, and more.

Also perhaps related: Julie’s presently attempting to resurrect her Collage Clearinghouse site…

http://collageclearinghouse.blogspot.com/2014/07/2014.html