Collagesity 2015-2016 Winter (Chapter 07 of 16: Bogota)

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Celebration (End of Rain)

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Choices

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Is Baker Bloch back? There’s a distinct possibility he exited his entrapment in Collage World through the newest iteration of same seen here, which I’ve just inserted into the town museum next to its central Confluence Pool. I’m tempted to call the work “Death Stars”. The circumstances now are very similar to what happened at the beginning of the Sam Parr collage series about a year and a 1/2 ago. A Second Life scene I was focusing on instead transformed into a legitimate collage. *Is* this the beginning of a new collage series, perhaps the legendery Bogota or even Boos-gota (mashup of Boos collage series which it seems I *just* completed with the projected next series of Bogota)?

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And if Baker Bloch is back, does that mean Carrcassonnee can return to Collagesity from her exiled status over in Nautilus City? All strong possibilities. In fact we better say they’ve already happened and go from there. Baker Bloch approaches Carr. in *Collagesity*. Baker Blinker is already there.

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Carr.:

Karoz was there [at the beginning of the Sam Parr series]. Maybe you should just ask him what to do.

Baker Blinker:

I don’t think I’m quite ready to be put in mothballs, Carrcassonnee.

Carr.:

Of course you’re not sweetie. All characters want to live forever. But, like the [newest] collage tells us, death happens, and we all move on sometime.

Baker Bloch:

How much is just the immediate impact of the death of David Bowie?

Carr.:

A lot I would suppose. He was a powerful figure. His archetype stretches out into many dimensions. He is not dead, just pausing. (pause)

Baker Bloch:

Maybe I should just go back into Collage World. For the main flow of the story here.

Carr.:

Hucka Doobie is going to show up now. He will just hover above us — no need to rez a seat.

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Oh, it looks like he’s just going to stand between you. Is he your child?

Baker Blinker:

No. He is equal to us. He can *act* like our child, he can act like our parent, an uncle, a cousin. Whatever it takes. Right Hucka D.?

Carr.:

Hucka D. has trouble speaking in these chambers with others around.

Baker Bloch:

I would agree with Baker Blinker. But also add that Hucka D. *does* seem like a guiding spirit in the main.

Carr.:

You need his presence?

Baker Bloch:

Of course (!)

Carr.:

This is my decision. Baker Blinker, you still have issues unresolved that you must work through. Where is this Devil Dave? He must be gone, else I could not be here, back in Collagesity. Correct?

Baker Blinker:

I’m not sure.

Carr.:

And Karoz… if you go, then Karoz will probably leave us as well, don’t you think?

Baker Blinker:

Again…

Carr.:

My decision is that you both must stay now, until you resolve the issues. I also understand that Peter SoSo visited Collagesity through the collage. Wonderful! And he didn’t know who Karoz is or was. Isn’t that odd, since Karoz claims him as a great friend. How could that be?

Baker Bloch:

I have theorized that Karoz has been implanted with false memories of Crabwoo, stemming from Devil Dave. It was *DD*’s memories of Peter that Karoz remembers, not his own. This is similar to what happened in a Red Dwarf episode…

Carr.:

More Ancients you speak of here. And David Bowie himself is an Ancient. He appears in [“Carrcass+1”] not talking about Judy. His presence in *that synch* is coded into North Carolina.

Baker Bloch:

True enough. Queer.

Carr.:

There are too many queer things happening to call them queer any more. We can just call it a “bleedthrough.” Strong personalities begat bleedthroughs — black holes. Black Star black holes.

Baker Bloch:

And then there’s the whole [“Carrcass+2”] presence [of Bowie]. Superstrings are the prettiest star within.

Carr.:

He would like that. He *does* like that. Because he helped create it. No, the Bowie character will stick around as well. What’s his name?

Baker Blinker:

Well, we named him Peter SoSo to be honest with you.

Baker Bloch:

We were expecting him to turn out differently.

Carr.:

You thought he would be Peter Gabriel instead.

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Yes.

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Carr.:

No, Peter SoSo will now live amongst you in Collagesity for awhile. Go about your business.

(Carrcassonee fades from vision. The burning lemon outside disappears as well.)

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Baker Bloch speaks up. “Anyone for a beer?”

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Bogota

“Peter SoSo” didn’t really need Baker Blinker to show him around Collagesity. He knew instinctively where the end would come. He went to see the appropriate collage in the Red Umbrella gallery. “I have only a very limited time,” he says to himself. “The hold here is not that strong.”

Baker Blinker caught up with him. “*There* you are, running off without me again.”

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“I was just looking at The End. Like in a Bugs Bunny cartoon. The end of one, I mean. You are a very pretty girl. A pretty star of a girl. What planet are you from?” He still stared forward, away from her.

She took the complement in stride. “I’m from right here… in Collagesity. No need to look further.” Their voices were echoing off the walls a bit.

“Oh you must look further,” he responded. “Would you like to go away with me? I wish you could for a spell.”

Baker Blinker was curious. “What do I call you?”

Dave thought for a second. “You can call me… Bogota. Yes, Bogota will be fine.”

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He turned toward her.

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In truth…

… it might have been some version of this man named Dave, who has chosen to be called Bogota during his stint in Collagesity, haunting the Rubi Woods all this time, not Sid or Syd per se.

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Bowie has long declared himself a massive fan of Barrett-era Floyd. He showed just how much by singing their debut single ‘Arnold Layne’ at guitarist David Gilmour’s solo show at the London Royal Albert Hall last month. It was Bowie’s first live appearance in two years following a serious illness.

He said on hearing today’s news: “I can’t tell you how sad I feel. Syd was a major inspiration for me.

“The few times I saw him perform in London at UFO and the Marquee clubs during the 60s will forever be etched in my mind. He was so charismatic and such a startlingly original songwriter. Also, along with Anthony Newley, he was the first guy I’d heard to sing pop or rock with a British accent.

“His impact on my thinking was enormous. A major regret is that I never got to know him. A diamond indeed.”

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Also in GNIRPS, he seems to defer to Barrett in a quite tangible way and that’s what got me thinking in this direction. Carrcassonnee suggested that I stop considering such “evidence” accidental and just go with it.

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There can be no doubt, actually.

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The one and only US David. It’s unique too!

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Reveal

Carr.:

Ahem, remind me what he likes to call himself now?

Baker Blinker:

Bogota. Like the projected collage series.

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“Hmmm.”

Carr.:

Ah yes. Bogota, Bogota. Got a sort of ring to it I suppose. Is this related to Boos-gota? (Bogota enters the gazebo) Ahhh… here he is now, fresh from a power nap. Hello David Bowie. Drat! I mean: Bogota.

Bogota:

Bogota is my name, while I’m here. Do you like it? Baker B. chose it for me. It’s one of his future collage series, hm-mm.

Carr.:

Yes, we know. But you are also S-y-d or S-I-D from the woods.

Bogota:

Um, yes, I am recalling that now, sir. Just now, though.

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Carr.:

You can reveal yourself for who you are here. No need for a mask.

Bogota:

Oh, okay. (Bogota fades out the mask)

Carr.:

So what is your true business here in Collagesity? We are honored to host such a distinguished guest. We are collectively a bit awestruck, actually.

Bogota:

Yeah (sniff). I do that to people. Actually I’m just here to read one book in particular and then leave. It’s the book by — Blood Curdling isn’t it? I’ve read the early chapters and am up to the one about, well, me again. (He smiles at both Baker Blinker and Carr.)

Carr.:

Yes, I’m sorry Blood Curdling is not one of our better town writers. Pete has a nice set of fictional detective stories if you’d like to read those instead. (turns to Baker Blinker) Pete… isn’t that his name? Pete Good… Pete Best… something. (Baker Blinker just shrugs.)

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Bogota:

Um, sure, thanks. I’ll take them with me.

Baker Blinker:

Where will you go next?

Bogota:

Out there. Mars. Saturn. Uranus. The universe beckons.

Carr:

Baker Blinker is wondering if the woods will still be haunted.

Bogota:

Well, that’s what I’m trying to determine. We’re trying to figure out what those, er, woods are about. This Collagesity depends on it for energy. A fire burning.

Carr.:

“We’re?”

Bogota:

Me and my mates. My mates and I. I’ve finally got to meet Syd now. We’re catching up. Planning the future. The skies the limit. (turning to Baker Blinker) Next life I might be Pink!

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Tinbaby

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Things seemed pretty much back to normal in the Hole in the Wall after the Big Rain. Karoz was sitting at his usual spot at the end of the bar playing his card game. A totally intact Furry Karl tended the bar. But there had been changes. Oh yes.

“Karl, what happened to Devil Dave’s trailer outside? It wasn’t there when I walked down from the market.”

Furry Karl glanced out the door. “Oh yeah, I haven’t noticed. Didn’t hear anything last night. But maybe, don’t you think, he’s *gone* gone. Left the scene.”

“I was just getting kind of use to him being here.”

“Oh you weren’t around that horrible night when the rain peaked, Karoz,” responded Karl. “I thought I was going to get eaten alive!”

“But you’re here, and your whole Karl,” reassured Karoz. “How about the New Guy? His name is Dave too, claims Baker Blinker. Don’t you think…”

“He came in here late last night,” interrupted Furry Karl. “Said he had just finished a book by this guy Blood Curdling, and it kept mentioning my name.”

“Well, did he guess?”

“He knows. That’s obvious.” Furry Karl paused, wondering if he should tell Karoz what’s on his mind. “He talked about the Tinbaby.”

“The what?” Karoz hadn’t read Blood Curdling’s Furry Karl’s book.

Furry Karl described the Tinbaby, to Karoz, as a green tinted robot with an exterior beating heart and a spike on top of his head. Actually there is no green tint: that’s just the reflection from the many trees in the Rubi Woods. Tinbaby is made of tin and is colored so. And the exterior heart is just a symbolic one made of plastic. Carrcassonnee knows this being as Dr. Blood, a larger, more grown up version. Dr. Blood can walk about the town freely, but Tinbaby is limited to the 8×5 dimensions of the woods. Furry Karl has seen the smaller entity numerous times. He describes it as a monster.

“Doesn’t sound all that bad, Karl,” says Karoz. “I mean, how tall did you say this thing was?”

“4 feet, maybe 5 sitting down.” Furry Karl was exaggerating for the sake of a tall tale.

“When do you see him? Or is it a her?”

“Monsters don’t necessarily have a sex,” came the answer. “I suppose he (or she) uses that spike on top of his head to gorge things, like a unicorn horn.”

“Unicorn, eh?” Karoz responded. “Is this *new* Dave, this, what does he like to be called?”

Furry Karl didn’t know.

“Anyway, is he still crashing at Baker Blinker’s sometimes?” Karoz eyed Furry Karl keenly.

“I think he lives in Orange Home (at the end of Cannon Street).”

“Good.”

“But,” continued Karl, “he was up all night last night at Baker Blinker’s reading that book.”

“Darnit!”

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On cue, Bogota (Dave) walks into the bar and sits down in front of Furry Karl, at the same seat he had the night he first revealed himself. Karl begins to get ansey again. Bogota turns to Karoz.

“Karoz, I’m not going to ask Karl because I know he doesn’t want to go, but I thought you might help me. I need a witness.”

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“What’s going on, er…”

“I’ve found the center of the woods, Karl”, Bogota answered simply. “I know a way out… another way. One I didn’t really expect.”

“You’ve found the — center — of the woods?” Karl repeated back.

“Yes.”

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What Karoz witnessed (Tinbaby).

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What Bogota found “inside” (Dr. Blood).

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