Collagesity 2014 Noru 05 (Oct, Nov)


Noru through October

Unless something drastic happens in the next 2 days I’m keeping my Noru property until at least Nov 7, and most likely beyond that — into Dec and perhaps Jan and Feb. I had my eye on renting a 16896 parcel in Aotearoa, in the heart of old Sunklands, but someone bought it fairly quickly. Then my Philudoria freebie land became reclaimed by the Lindens — actually got a nice im from Guy Linden asking me to remove my content from the parcel or it would be deleted. He didn’t have to do that. So those were my 2 options for leaving Noru, along with just selling or abandoning the land. I don’t think I’m going to abandon the land. Selling the land is still a small option, but I think I’m here in Oct., once more. Pretty sure. Time to talk to Carrcassonnee (!)
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Carr.:

Many things to be developed in Noru’s Collagesity where we’re sitting at the present. Future times: we’ll have avatars coming and going. Bracket Jupiter I’m picking up. Visits to Chilbo and Parktown again. Signed footballs by Michael Bolton and Billy Ray. Apologies by Billy Ray regarding twins. Sam Parr State College moves on beyond the Sam Parr collages. The X Spot Gallery makes decisions about its identity. Spider (looks to right at Spider) goes back into Falmouth. Don’t you boy? Oooo good boy good boy (Spider barks). So there’s stuff to do. How’s your back?

bb:

Fine, fine. If I can get to X-mas break in one piece then I’ll be doing good. Got to study early next year for the rm exam. But first got to get moved back into AB. Got to get the database up and running with the locations as much as possible. Must heal psychically after that. Studying for the exam will help.

Carr.:

Good, good. (then looking to right again) Who’s a good boy, who’s a good, good boy? Spider wishes to take an exam as well. The 2130 exam.

bb:

That’s interesting.

Carr.:

I hear you are going to attempt to climb the Paradox Tree. Or is that Paradox III.

bb:

Both perhaps. And: yes.

Carr.:

How are you going to do it? And remember that *I* own the ones past 2007. That’s Carrcass-1 to Carrcass-11 now. Have you sold me Carrcass-11 yet.

bb:

Perhaps not.

Carr.:

That’s a shame. Soon, though.

bb:

Soon.


About Second Life again

Archers:

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Archers:

The next week this temple with its colorful rooms had disappeared from this location.

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Looking toward Archers from across void sim of Joma. Rare Linden owned mainland forest there, albeit smaller and less dense than, say, Kerchal. Appears to contain 45 pine trees of varying sizes.

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One of those mysterious holes again, this time in _____.

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Falling in to test depth.

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Back at Collagesity. Changes will soon be made there. Perhaps the demise of Sam Parr State Collage along with it but also perhaps not. Decision door again.

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Sachie finds a new virtual home.

http://sachiebade.wordpress.com/category/opensim/

http://sachiebade.wordpress.com/2014/02/04/henry-island-and-henry-island-lighthouse/

Kind of strange thing here. Henry Island is mentioned in the *very first* post of my Baker Blinker Blog, which is also my first blog. It’s the original post on Second Life, where I consider an imaginary island based on the real Henry Island off the coast of Cape Breton in Nova Scotia.

http://bakerblinker.wordpress.com/2008/02/20/bakers-island/

Both have red and white lighthouses of sorts. How cool is that?! Just later, Sachie built a larger, proper lighthouse on a more distant island in her virtual archipelago.

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Wikipedia article on Nova Scotia’s Henry Island:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Island_%28Nova_Scotia%29

Who is Sachie to me? I discovered her former presence in a virtual sinkhole callled Egg Hill about 4 years back now. Subsequently in real time we were then entangled in the Corsica Incident that took place inside the same sinkhole. The incident is partly embodied in the Trivia Ratsuit tale.

The sinkhole’s sync laden story is here.

http://bakerblinker.wordpress.com/category/corsica-continent/egg-hill-sink-orions-vale/

Some more related links and quotes:

http://www.amazon.com/Lighthouse-Island-Our-Family-Escape/dp/1932646027

Lighthouse Island : Our Family Escape is a well written description Baker’s purchase and renovation of Henry Island, Nova Scotia. He was able to realize his dream of owning a lighthouse, and in this book he shares that dream with the reader. Rather than turning it into a posh rich man’s retreat, he renovated it in keeping with the history and area. He has created a wonderful place to relax and “get away from it all” for his family. I highly recommend it for those who love the sea and lighthouses.

http://sachiebade.wordpress.com/2014/02/02/opensim-worlds/

What I’m loving though about Opensim, beyond all the cool technology that its awesome developers are making, is that it is giving me that feeling I had when I first came into SL. Things a little rough around the edges (though the server works great), the sense of being on a frontier, the DIYness of it all.

There were three moments in the whole process that were absolutely thrilling, comparable even to the moment I left Help Island so many years back and appeared on the main grid!

1. When I logged to my instance and new lands spread out before me.
2. When I made my first hypergrid jump to someone else’s world.
3. When I turned it all off then back on again and it worked!

http://bakerblinker.wordpress.com/2008/02/21/this-isis-not-a-planet/

So Baker’s Island is the Pluto of this particular system. Is it the actual Baker’s Island off the coast of Cape Breton, or at least an exact replica? I had set up a faux Baker’s Island using a extensively wooded, flat sim in the southwestern part of the Sansara continent. Did I need to find a way to this perhaps much more real Baker’s Island? I had some pondering to do.

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lmnop’s in a pod

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newly born Baker Bloch (actual p in the pod) completes sinister Mr. Low’s required task

http://bakerblinker.wordpress.com/2008/02/29/resting-place/

After Baker had just decided to hunker down for the night in the spooky ruins to await his master, he turned around in his mind the possible reasons for Mr. Low’s request to build the cemetery. Do the 3 stones represent fallen comrades, perhaps those that landed on the SL planet with Mr. Low that he scathingly mentioned once before? And also Baker had the strong suspicion that Mr. Low himself was not really corporeal within SL; he too was a ghost here. Baker jokingly pictured to himself Mr. Low requesting his own headstone, the 4th, for his second task. Then a series of thoughts rapidly culminated in the obvious: the a priori presence; the color; the lining up with the other 3 tombstones; the position higher than the rest. Mr. Low was lowest no longer.

The Orange Chair!!

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http://w3.stu.ca/stu/about/publications/nashwaak/documents/Essay-KDonovan-DistantShore.pdf

Unlike the wooden grave marker for Pinkins and Jenk-
ins, some person had made much more effort to cut and carve a
grave stone for John Low. Perhaps some members of the fishing
crew, a father or a brother, had returned to Massachusetts to com-
mission a carved gravestone. Another, more likely possibility,
was that the gravestone was carved from sandstone on nearby
Port Hood Island. The French quarried stone on Port Hood Is-
land and it would have been much easier to carve a stone on the
spot, provided one had the necessary skills and tools.
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The sand
stone, referred to as “free” sand stone was known for being re-
sistant to weathering. John Low may have been a captain of a
fishing schooner or his father, his brother or a friend wanted to re-
member him with a cared gravestone. John Low lies buried on
Henry Island, a distant shore from Massachusetts.


Decisions

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I am (of course) contemplating a move in Second Life since tier payment is coming due in a couple of days. Big surprise, eh? But in walking around Collagesity tonight, am not sure I can give it up. More to be developed there. I’m thinking of eliminating the X Spot Gallery that connects Falmouth, Power Tower, and Kidd Tower. This would free up the sky a bit, and give me more prims to work with. It’s a really cool structure, but it messes up the city’s skyline. Sam Parr State College will remain. Although I may empty it of art, the Toxic Art structure will stay, since that’s making up part of the roof of the underground (which I also don’t want to eliminate). Noru Museum, Tired Falls, House Orange, Power Tower all will remain. Bodega supermarket, X Spot (groundside), and the new gallery behind it will remain. Looks like I’ll have to develop in the sky for further fun. I could have as many as 500 prims freed up soon.

Bracket Jupiter may come to live in Collagesity, and above the Bodega market again. I know he wants to write a history of the Corsica continent from the family’s perspective — he’s a native, after all. Edwardston Resident was going to write a parallel history of Heterocera, but he turned into Baker Bloch’s father (old Space Ghost). A town meeting might be in order to determine a future course.

Hiking season is over here in old cold-as-mold Blue Mountain. F–ing Blue Mountain. No, really, I love the place, or at least I use to. Still think I kind of do. But it’s hard with 6 inches of snow laying on the ground outside your door, and we’re just at the first day of November. Daylight Savings Time ends tonight, meaning it will almost be dark as soon as we get off work now. Time to focus on Second Life again for consolation. And our *f–ing* furnace went out tonight (!). I blame our fuel company — it’s been 2 weeks since we called them for a delivery and they haven’t showed up yet, and we’ve been getting fuel in 5 gallon containers from the convenience store since then. My thoughts are that the nozzle clogged up because of sediments stirred up at the bottom of the tank from these frequent refuelings. Pretty sure. But now we’ll have to call the furnace guys to fix it. And its f–ing 25 degrees outside right now with steady winds. This place gets less attractive each year we stay here. Poor little, frosty cold, student packed Blue Mountain. I always thought I’d die and be buried in it.


Tronesis/lack of fun(d)s

“I want to build a Tronesis robot and don’t tell me it isn’t a good idea.”

bb:

I won’t!

Hucka D.:

I said don’t tell me!

bb:

I will!

Hucka D.:

Where will I get the virtual supplies? I asked Sam Parr over at Sam Parr State College and they refused my 150 dollar grant.

bb:

Weren’t you building that robot way back in 2008 on Azure Islands, Hucka D.? I believe you might have been.

http://bakerblinker.wordpress.com/2008/05/12/loose-notes-work-in-progress/

Yes, there is the evidence. I’m going to read more.

Hucka D.:

Please! Please help me, I mean.

bb:

150 dollars, eh?

Hucka D.:

All I’m asking.

bb:

Hold on.

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bb:

What I like about the idea is that Flynn in Tron is trapped in a virtual reality, like Second Life’s residents are. Oh… and I see *you* wanted to be the Tronesis robot, Hucka D.(!)

Hucka D. (blushing):

I don’t have the meddle.

bb:

Metal?

Hucka D.:

Um.

bb:

How is that possible?

—–

bb:

The presence of an Anthony Tronesis born in 1885 with last known residence in Albany, New York around 1930 still seems strange, Hucka D.

Hucka D.:

We are there in your past.

bb:

We?

Hucka D.:

Hurla Dontbee and myself. We are now engaged. We are also divorced after being married for 92 years. We are Tronesis complete.

bb:

Hmmm. Let me continue reading about Tronesis in the old blog.

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bb:

Hucka D., I also see that you said you were Tik Tok the robot from Oz, SID’s 1st Oz to be specific. In that old synch that particular robot was identified with a bee.

Hucka D.:

Correct, bb.

—–

bb:

Then we found that Tron game machine on Big Island in the Comet Archipelago — also part of Azure Islands at the time. It sealed a hole, a WV or perhaps a West Virginia hole. To the underground. Can you tell me more about that hole?

Hucka D.:

Where’s my[ grant] money first?

bb:

That might take some time.

Hucka D.:

Then I will take my time as well[ answering your question]. You want to know about that hole, don’t you?

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bb:

Tronesis may be a culmination of 4 synchs, Hucka D., or The Point of The Wall, SID’s 1st Oz, Fantastic Aspic, and then Tronesis itself. It’s more Dark Side of the Rainbow like than any of the others. What are the links between the 4?

—–

bb:

Ahhh… Tronalysis. I’m remembering. Why do we have to do this?

Hucka D.:

Because Tron is Lamb and Lamb is Tron. We have to do it for Peter, a Dunne deal Peter. Peter Dunne. He’s turning blue before our eyes.

bb:

But there’s so much more work to be done, Hucka D.

Hucka D.:

No more important work than convincing Peter he has to help us.

bb:

Then you’re looking for money and aid from Peter.

Hucka D.:

Yes (!) He will help us. But we have to build the robot… create it.

bb:

Let me read a bit more.

Hucka D.:

Continue…

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http://bakerblinker.wordpress.com/2010/08/17/30497/

Hucka D.:

So we must think of Blackbird now. Blackbird is…

bb (completing):

Blackbird is Tron, who fights for the Users. The frisbee is a blackbird or crow. The frisbee-like identity disk, I mean.

Hucka D. (quoting):

It sure can fly. The slippermen are all the same, just like the programs captured by the MCP all look the same.

bb:

I’m not sure that Tronesis can be understood well enough by others, Hucka D.

Hucka D.:

You must[ make a] try.

bb:

If I do…

Hucka D.:

If you do, Peter will show up. Missing Piece. Mmmmmm.

*****

bb:

How deep is it? How many hidden facets of meaning.

Hucka D.:

Perhaps a diamond in the rough? Peter would know.

bb:

There’s also FMM and 1Pink to deal with.

Hucka D.:

Peter will be interested in 1 Pink. He will visit US, the residents[ of this world]. He wants to meet us. 1974.

bb:

We’ve been thinking about all this for quite some time, Hucka D.

Hucka D.:

I’ve been thinking about my[ needed] money for a long time (looks at clock).

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trimmed down burg

TEXT SOON.

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talk of the end of Sam Parr State College.

(joined in progress)

Hucka Doobie:

I for one vote for the disbandment of Sam Parr State College.

Karoz Blogger:

I oppose!

Baker Bloch:

Looks like I’m the tie-breaker.

Baker Blinker:

Don’t forgot me!

Baker Bloch:

Oh, hi there Other Baker.

Baker Blinker:

Hi!

Baker Bloch:

Second Life isn’t running on the home computer any more Other Baker.

Baker Blinker:

Oh.

Karoz Blogger:

Is it my intense focus on sports and attempting to find local rivalries, even amongst the high school rank?

Hucka Doobie:

Well, I think it’s just that the Admin. Building serves as a gallery primarily, and should be grouped with the other baker b. galleries of Collagesity, which most logically means moving it directly south and against the Power Tower and directly across from Falmouth. That’s the decision maker. Then we can build another structure where the admin building use to sit. Am I taking your words again Baker Bloch?

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Hucka D.:

See how easy that was? Karoz is not *too* upset. As long as you keep developing the mythology of Noru. We are at a new level in that. A new perch. Sapphire.

baker b.:

We must think of the mayorial problem again. Where’s [Baker Bloch’s] father again? Still in Sunklands?

Hucka D.:

He’s negotiating a treaty with a local tribe of Jeogeot indians. Natives.

baker b.:

Interesting. Sam Parr State College must go.

Hucka D.:

Yes.

baker b.:

Another collage series may even form in the winter-spring.

Hucka D.:

We cannot rule it out. However, I see an emphasis on maps continuing[ for now].

baker b.:

How is that going?

Hucka D.:

You tell me. Electronic records.

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baker b.:

Why all this emphasis on Jasper County, Illinois?

Hucka D.:

See above.

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new “downtown” will probably soon be gone

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interesting

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Archers. Temple with prism colored rooms pictured here is now gone.

last book of Philip Dick before he too was gone:

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