Collagesity 2015 Later 03 (July, Aug)


Mysten Experiment Over

Back fully in the Rubi area again…

MORE STORY SOON.

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The Crystal Fields before the crystals were added.


Collagesity back in business.

But still only the 2 most recently created collage galleries present, just like in Mysten: Fal Mouth Moon and Red Umbrella. SLURL:

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Minoa/114/100/112

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Collagesity: Crystal Fields.

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Fal Mouth Moon.


Carrcassonnee’s Return

Carrcassonnee was being prepared in the TILE Temple for a return to Rubi’s Collagesity.

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Perch was blocked with rock from occupying his safe position back in the Collagesity Diner. Eye must remain united with Head. Carrcassonnee must rule again.

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The SoSo sign behind the waterfall outside reads only “So” this time. Peter “SoSo” Gabriel’s presence is stronger? Or perhaps less strong.

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When Baker goes inside again Carrcassonnee has suddenly appeared, red-violet like her protecting curtain.

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Briefly, very briefly, Baker Bloch found himself in 2 places at once. He knows what happened.

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Then Carrcassonnee became her true, chartreuse self, fully manifested now in the Collagesity Diner. It all happened so quickly. This turned out to be her new palace place. The Temple is reserved for other things.

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Collagesity will be a bit different this go around.

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A giant blue cube fell out of the sky, almost clobbering Baker Bloch. But he’s okay. Shaking, he examines the object then looks up. “Direct center of the Edwardston Station Gallery,” he muses. “Should’ve known.” It’s the Blue Feather Cube, representing [Blue] Earth. Here he stares at a representation of Hastwaite, one of 6 Second Life sims decorating its sides. More on the Blue Feather Cube soon, hopefully.

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Yet another new building has manifested in reborn Collagesity, still empty as of this writing. Two Tree Plaza (brown cypresses) has formed in front of it, also bordered by the town diner/museum (right) and also the unnamed central building of the Crystal Fields (left). The fire that formerly encompassed the lemon in the bowl has been put out. But it would return.

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The Power Tower would soon be coming to Collagesity as well. All of my digital collages will be displayed in the town in four separate galleries, just like before. Nifty.

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World of Collages has also returned. LINK

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And there’s that central, unnamed and still empty building of the Crystal Fields again. The structure was employed as the Noru Museum last year. We’ll just have to wait and see what happens with it this go around. But the building seems to fit very nicely in that spot. *Meaning* will find it, most likely.

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Central Stream looking west toward Rubi.

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Joe the guitarist has come back to Collagesity to spin more of his wholesome tune tales.

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Piet Mond suddenly appears before Baker Bloch…

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… and taller friend. Both are jokesters. Ironing out their middle game.

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And then more deities appear in the Crystal Fields region, like a giant version of Wappo Jack at the end of Central Stream and its lower pool…

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… as well as Jesus of Nazareth in front of the old X Spot Gallery skyscraper.

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(to be continued)


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Little Wappo Jack’s exhibit from the Mysten TILE Temple also rezzes beside the lower pool. Baker sits and enjoys the spectacle.

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Giant Wappo Jack looms to his left.

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Central Stream:

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Center Bridge (lower left) spanning Central Stream at its basic center middle. The fire in front of the diner has returned as Mysten deity related objects continue to manifest…

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Piet Mond’s tableau shapes up. His ladder returns, acting almost like prison bars to the jokester behind. Swarming orange butterflies, however, indicate that he is still free. Nothing is written in stone, I suppose.

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In this night of landscaping, the Crystal Fields divide into two parts, each dominated by a path or trail or walk. Here we have displayed a section of The Path of the Red Flower, specifically the two stairs on the looped walk. 8 different red flowers indicate its passage. We can make an association with Flower Avenue of former Collagesity Rubi, then. LINK
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4 of the 8 flowers:

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Returned Power Tower:

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Looking down through the center of the Edwardston Station Gallery toward Central Stream and the fallen blue cube.

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Central Stream…

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… with shadows. The big square one at the top with the hole in it is cast by the Edwardston Station Gallery.

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Central Stream and Center Bridge. Red flowers to left and red shrooms to right. I forgot to mention that the other path or trail dominating the Crystal Fields, the seemingly direct complement to the Path of Red Flowers, is called The Red Shroom Trail. A number of red colored mushrooms indicate its east-to-west passage along Central Stream.

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A classic Collagesity photo op.

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The Continued Exteriorization of the TILE Temple.

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“A path is feminine, Hucka D. And a trail is masculine.”

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Anyway, there are now two defined cobblestone walkways in the Crystal Fields section of Collagesity. The Path of the Red Flower lies to the north (left) of its middle or central stream, and the Red Shroom Trail lies to the south (right). A short middle section centered by a bridge over Central Stream connects the two. The displays formerly found in the Mysten version of the TILE Temple (still standing as of 1:40 AM Tuesday, July 8th, but slated to be derezzed at any time) have now all exteriorized into this landscape in one form or another. The most confusing of these is the status of Lisa The Vegetarian, who seems to be the most important of the 4 winners from the latest deity contest. While Wappo Jack, Piet Mond, and Jesus of Nazareth have all translated more or less intact from temple to landscape, Lisa the Vegetarian might have been replaced by or yielded to fellow deity Carrcassonnee inside the town diner. What the reasoning for this is I can’t guess without Hucka D.’s help. But he appears to be less and less involved with this blog. Perhaps we can get answers from Carrcassonnee herself. I’ll have Baker Bloch put in an appearance at her new shrine.

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Carr.:

Welcome Baker Bloch. State your questions.

Baker Bloch:

Good evening Carrcassonnee. Are you the same Carrcassonnee that appeared in Collagesity Rubi before June?

Carr.:

I am somewhat different. I am slightly different. Different.

Baker B.:

Good. Are you the same as Lisa The Vegetarian?

Carr.:

I cannot answer that question at those times.

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Baker B.:

Carr, I’ve been reading about your creation in Collagesity, Noru from almost exactly a year back. It seems you are a probable reality of that deity.

Carr.:

I was in the temple. It was good. I was in the diner. I was great.

Baker B.:

What I mean is that this Collagesity, and you within it, are slightly different than before.

Carr.:

I am [still] Head of Perch.

Baker B.:

You are at the head of Central Stream in Collagesity, now. You sit on that rock at the head. You are one with the rock. Head Rock.

Carr.:

Whose head are I?

Baker B.:

I’ve been getting messages about red, particularly a red door or a series of red doors. I saw characters from the tv show Fringe pass through a red door, and then a red cardinal alighted on the deck outside the glass door I was sitting next to. I got the connection.

Carr.:

I am here. I am in your beer.

Baker B.:

Will Hucka D. return?

Carr.:

You may have to speak with him [inworld]. He is tired from all the collage talk. He is resting up for a busy summer.

Baker B.:

Summer is approaching half over, Carrcassonnee.

Carr.:

What next for Collagesity, I hear you asking here. There. I am sitting here, ahead of the game. Around me are visions and journeys of Rubi past. VWX. A path. A trail. Both. Unite path and trail. Unite female with male. Carrcassonnee.

Baker B.:

Olivia, known in her childhood as Olive, is a major character in Fringe. I thought about you when that childhood name surfaced. Because you are olive as well, in name and also in color.

Carr.:

I love Peter.

Baker B.:

Peter Bishop is another key character in Fringe, along with his father Walter.

Carr.:

I know. I felt fear. Then I saw. I saw 2 worlds in one. I saw straight world. I saw wavery world. Male and female[ again].

Baker B.:

What is behind the red door?

Carr.:

I am.

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Peter finds the Red Door.


Deep in the Woods

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Carr.:

Welcome back Baker Bloch. State your questions.

baker b.:

First off, I’ve decided I like you a little better than Brother Jerome over in Mysten, Carrcassonnee.

Carr.:

Thank you. Brother Jerome is a friend in need. Indeed. Friend indeed.

baker b.:

We’re pretty set in Collagesity now. All the digital collages have returned, even those in the World of Collages building not created by me. I’ve gone far. My life is changing.

Carr.:

You’ll be fine. It won’t be that different. You’ll be set up better. Protected. We wish to protect you. Hucka D. will return soon[ enough].

baker b.:

Thank you Carrcassonnee. Do you wish to talk about Collagesity on this blog or any other topic?

Carr.:

Brace yourself. Get set. Ride the emotion, the excitement. Feel it. Be it.

baker b.:

Thank you.

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Collagesity Developments 01

The Edwardston Station Gallery holding the entire Art 10×10 set of 100 collages, formerly hovering in the sky about the Crystal Fields, has been deleted. In its place now sits the groundside Gallery Jack holding 60 of the 100 same collages, or all collages in the series named for places within Jasper County itself (Rose Hill, Yale, Newton, Hidalgo, Wheeler, and Jasper). Gone for now are the collages of the Greenup and Oblong series making up the remainder of the Art 10×10, numbering 20 apiece. But of course they may return at any time in another setting.

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Then directly beside Gallery Jack has been added the Castle of Wappo Jack, actually composed of 2 separate Moard Ling “castles” mashed together, as I’m wont to do at times. But this is peculiar: the name Wappo Jack was formerly unrelated to the name Gallery Jack, which instead originated in Jasper Newton Daniel, better known as Tennessee liquor distiller Jack Daniel. You the reader may have a bottle or three of his product in your cupboard right now.

We’ll get to a description of Jack’s Castle in a moment. Giant Wappo Jack looms over an arm of it in the below photo.

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The rezzing of Gallery Jack beside Central Stream displaced the temple generated tableu of Jesus of Nazareth, which moved across the creek to settle in a green crystal nook beside the town diner. Neat fit; Boss Moss certainly blends right in.

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The forum of Gallery Jack still contains statues of the Eternally Bickering Newton and Jasper. Perhaps they should sit down with each other and hash things out over a liquor drink.

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Some collages of the Rose Hill series. Nice texture fit between the poking pink crystal and the collage to the right (Rose Hill 04). But the collage immediately behind the crystal will obviously have to be moved. There’s room on an adjacent wall.

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Another Gallery Jack collage that had to be repositioned a bit is Hidalgo 04 (“Day of Destruction”). This is because the eastern tower of Wappo Jack’s castle actually protrudes through the walls of the gallery here, another intentional structure mashing of sorts.

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The tower has stairs spiraling around its entire height. You actually have to walk through part of Gallery Jack to reach its top in this manner. At some point in its history, the tower began to serve as a lighthouse.

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The western tower of the collaged castle is higher and larger in circumference, with 6 projecting, conical turrets.

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Little Wappo Jack’s temple display still resides on the ground floor of the western tower, about in the same location as before when it was sheltered within a gazebo. The Castle of Wappo Jack was built around the already present display in other words.

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Collagesity Developments 02

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Baker Bloch looks out from an opening in the West Tower toward Central Stream’s lower pool and an inhabiting pink crystal cluster. He contemplates taking up painting[ again?].

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An arch of the castle actually projects over top of this pool, connecting West Tower with a kind of separate, smaller tower or a turret-tower: the 7th spire of the castle as I’ve called it before. This particular feature was also found in Rubi’s VWX Town from 2013-2014, where it marked or enclosed the famous 97/97/97 spot of the Great Rubi Forest.

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The ground level of East Tower retains several landscaping elements from the overlaid Crystal Fields, including a brass colored cross and this ring of red mushrooms. The protruding west side of Gallery Jack is to Baker’s right here.

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Baker Bloch heads up the spiraling stairs of East Tower from another West Tower opening. The castle has a rather complex line of walking that connects all of its floors and platforms without the need for flying or teleporting. You didn’t have those, after all, in the olden days of Lemony Goodness.

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The stairs lead to the second level of East Tower. A lantern room with surrounding catwalk tops this tower.

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Another interesting connector: a double arched walkway linking the 2 middle floors of West Tower.

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Top floor of West Tower and 3 of its 6 turrets.

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Looking down the top of the arch from West Tower to the 7th turret-tower projecting from the other side of Lower Pool. Some say this 7th is where Little Wappo Jack was cloistered away as punishment for his infamous Seven Years’ Spending Spree during ages 5 through 12, squandering the family fortune.

And as I’m reminded in looking at this December 2013 post…

https://bakerbloch.wordpress.com/2013/11/25/the-return-of-edwardston-resident/

… VWX Town’s Edwardston Resident also disappeared within this same place for a spell before his self described “Wake Up Call”. I wonder what the link between the two could be?

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A view from the connecting arch up Central Stream.

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Another new gallery of Collagesity: Sink Lair (next to the town diner/museum). Detailed description of the permanent exhibit within are here and here. LINKS

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Carr. Talk Again

Carr.:

Wappo Jack was my fiend. Friend. My friend.

Baker B.:

Well, that’s a pretty impressive castle he has there. Takes up a considerable amount of my prims.

Carr. (correcting?):

*My* prims.

Baker B.:

You are ruler of this town. Correct?

Carr.:

Corr. ect.

Baker B.:

What’s your relationship with Wappo Jack?

Carr.:

Friend. Played tennis together. Swam in creek. Leeches. Jack picked them off of me. Friend.

Baker B.:

That’s nice[ I suppose].

Carr.:

Friend.

Baker B.:

And what about Jesus of N. and Piet Mond.

Carr.:

Less friends. More fiends. Jack and I battle. He built his castle to control battles. Grays verses Browns. Slaughter. Then Olive Branch. I be here[ in this diner/museum].

Baker B.:

Are you jealous of Jack for having such a big place?

Carr.:

Palace. (pause)

Baker B.:

Then you are jealous?

Carr.:

No. We live together. Married.

Baker B.:

Err, with Jack?

Carr.:

Yes. (Carrcassonnee attempts a smile)

Baker B.:

Well, that’s wonderful. And you’re…

Carr.:

Yes [we are still married]. (pause) Jack invented Newton and Jasper. You can say they are our children. Hi mom. Hi dad. And so on.

Baker B.:

Is [Jesus of N. your child]?

Carr. (quickly):

No.

Baker B.:

And I [suppose Piet Mond isn’t your child either].

Carr. (again anticipating Baker B.’s question):

No. (pause)

Baker B.:

Carrcassonnee, I attempted to set up a movie theatre in the formerly empty central building of the Crystal Fields. But there isn’t too much to these fields now that more buildings have been inserted.

Carr.:

I wish to see Uncle Meatwad. Show Uncle Meatwad.

Baker B.:

Yes that was my intention. But the file wouldn’t play.

Carr.:

Try harder. Uncle Meatwad.

Baker B.:

Okay I’ll try it again soon.

Carr.:

Tomorrow. I hear you are interviewing Karl Song. He will not enjoy the blog. He thinks you are mad. I am [instead] the mad one (Carr. attempts another smile here).

Baker B.:

This is our second attempt. I’m going to give him a lot of rope this time. I screwed up the last one.

Carr.:

I heard. Sing him a song to soothe. He likes tunes. He is a tale tune spinner too[ like Collagesity resident Joe the Guitarist].

Baker B.:

Quite a mouthful.

Carr.:

I talk to you because you work hard and play harder. I attempt drink. I see double. I see song and tune together. Strummer. Joe. Rock on. Rock the[ Casbah?]. (I believe Carr. attempts to even sing a bit here).

Baker B. (after Carr. finishes “singing”):

Very nice. So we know for sure that’s Wappo Jack’s castle, and maybe his gallery, since it’s Gallery Jack. But it wasn’t named for him originally. Instead it’s…

Carr.:

Don’t say it. Seven eleven.

Baker B.:

Time to go?

Carr.:

Yo.

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Afterwards, Baker Bloch watches a short animation in the theatre. He’s getting there(!).


Collagesity Map, 07/10/15.

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Theatre

If it’s going to be a theatre it might as well be a theatre. This seems to work.

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Now I’ve just got to figure out how to pacify the all-powerful town deity Carrcassonnee and show Uncle Meatwad there.


Baker Skywalker

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TILE here.

“Even when you’re down you’re up. You have knowledge. Increase. Specify. You have it all. It’s yours. Be it. All.”

Baker B.:

Thanks Carrcassonnee. Reassuring words.

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Collagesity is about finished groundside, I feel, with the creation today of a skywalk. Fantastic! It’s something I haven’t quite done before. Wappo Jack’s Castle is kind of new as well. I’m trying out different things this go around. And the theatre — even if it remains incomplete presently. What if I could actually turn it into a synchronicity theatre?

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Hucka D.:

You’re exploring the olden Lemony Days with the new builds. *Fun*tastic.

bb:

Hi Hucka D.! Glad to see you back. I was in Mysten, in the spot where Lemon and Lime have obviously collided in some way — why would the town of Mystenopolis be preserved so well[ otherwise], like a relic?

Hucka D.:

Indeed. I am your closer self. Not a doppleganger. But closer.

bb:

Closer than Carr.

Hucka D.:

Yes.

bb:

Well… what of Wappo Jack?

Hucka D.:

One of 4 winners of the Collagesity Deity Contest. 2nd place I believe of the 4. Where’s Lisa the Vegetarian, however? She is in hiding.

bb:

Maybe she is at The Table. Waiting for everyone else to show up.

Hucka D.:

Your friend Karl is important because he is technologically backwards, like yourself. You share the profundity of the one cue synch.

bb:

Yes. TILE…

Hucka D.:

Approach SID’s 1st Oz with caution. No one knows what it is. No one will understand Foreign One either. Isn’t that what you call it?

bb:

Yes, Hucka D.

Hucka D.:

To you it’s as easy and understandable as 1, 2, 3. Others: not as much. It’s not a Jackson 5[ situation to others].

bb:

How do I approach it?

Hucka D.:

With caution. As stated.

bb:

Can we rehearse here?

Hucka D.:

Sure. I study SID’s 1st Oz as well. I know it better than you[ even]. I know where this is going, where it is heading. It is heading to Hell, the 4th.

bb:

Everything’s always heading to a 4th, Hucka D.

Hucka D.:

The Devil.

bb:

Well, it’s camouflauged.

Hucka D.:

Isn’t that the black hole, the singularity? Check…

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bb:

This comes up, but that’s not surprising.

Hucka D.:

Turn off Second Life.

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bb:

That was a damn laggy page.

Hucka D.:

I’ll check it out later, thanks.

bb:

So will I. So Satan is at the bottom of a Black Hole. And God at the top. Singularity.

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Hucka D.:

We keep getting more of the picture. Interstellar shows us a little more. But there’s a lot more to go. We can’t really go inside one. Yet we’re in one all the time. Fringe is another cutting edge [product].

bb:

Thank you. Glad to have you back.


UM

“Carr., last night yet another Uncle Meatwad resonance surfaced in Fringe — and the wife and I were thinking about it at the same time (!).”

Carr.:

Yes I heard. Do not do another interview unless Uncle Meatwad is out there for others to view. Your choice. Karl is playing it cautious. Understandable. Either keep it to yourself for now or allow “out there” for others to view as a whole. Don’t just put the pressure on[ delete name].

bb:

Yes, I think I’ll tell Karl that tonight. But you see how…

Carr.:

But you see how important it is to get UM out there. It should live. It is the last of the positive carrcasses and also the first of the negative carrcasses. It is both. It is neither. Last… first. I am Olive.

bb:

And you still love Peter.

Carr.:

Yes.

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The oval or *olive* shaped theatre might be the only Collagesity building totally enclosed within the new skywalk from an overhead view. And it’s brown, matching the color of the skywalk’s connectors. But the theatre from this view might also be said to just touch it (“kiss” it) to the northeast. The Path of the Red Flower has now been closed off by the back of the theatre. The structure, still unnamed (the Meat Dome?), likewise touches the World of Collages building to the northwest, and also comes within 2 or 3 feet of the Sink Lair, again to the northeast.

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Actually as I’m looking inside, I’m reminded that one set of stairs from the former path still lies directly against the north wall of the theatre, with a red flower at the top and another one near its bottom, at the back door…

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… and then another one is found right at the front door as well.

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Looks like this might be, then, The Theatre of The Red Flower, or probably Red Flower Theatre or just The Red Flower.

The complementary walk to the Red Flower on the south side of Central Stream has likewise been decommissioned through placement of new structures Gallery Jack and Wappo Jack’s Castle there. This would be the former Red Shroom Trail.

Tough but necessary losses both.

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3:30AM update:

Been playing around with programs that convert VOB files to MPGs. I’m pretty sure I can create a viewable MPG of Uncle Meatwad to play as a dropbox link, which means it probably will also play on a prim in Second Life. I believe I’m not even going to try to upload the resulting MPG to Vimeo or especially Youtube because of the involved copyright violations. It is a time capsule. But I’ll still allow people to view it through this blog I think — and in Second Life. The Red Flower Theatre is about to, UM, flower(!).

Then I want to do a detailed analysis of UM, just like I create for my collages.

Also I have to get my new computer hooked up again. Been using my older Dell formerly in the basement for about a week and a 1/2 now because the new one wouldn’t boot up correctly. We’ll try out some possible solutions in the next several days. Else I’ll have to take it in to the campus computer lab to let them look at it.


VR

I was searching for the phrase “Second Life” over at Robot Overlordz run by long time friend Mike Johnston and his pal Matt Bolton and Episode 151 popped up among three podcast hits. In checking out the transcript, I think I was mentioned by Mike Johnston as a “friend from another web site” who manages creative spaces within Second Life. Others who read my blog might also be interested in this podcast about the future of virtual reality.

https://robotoverlordz.fm/show/197-ep00151-notes


Latest Collagesity Dev.

Wappo Jack disappeared from behind the arch of his castle recently. But I’m betting on a quick return.

I played around with inserting the Temple of TILE with its walkable labyrinth beside and actually partially penetrating Wappo’s castle. But I decided it was too crowded in that area as a result, with too many prims used. I didn’t take pictures of the aborted effort.

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Wappo Jack peers into another structure I briefly played around with — an upward extention of the Red Flower Theatre.

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This is another addition I messed with, presently deleted but rezzed again just last night. It’s an edited doubling of Moard Ling’s House 14, a large structure that sits directly atop the flat part of the new skywalk. I could fit a lot of art into that potential gallery. We’ll see what I can do with it.

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At present I have well over 500 prims to experiment with on the property. Super! That’s the reason for the newest wave of building.


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Carr.:

You are troubled today.

Baker B.:

Nah, just tired. I always seem a little tired. Edna and I have never been high energy people, however.

Carr.:

Ne meither.

Baker B.:

I’ll probably read about Rubi’s VWX Town tonight.

Carr.:

Good to know. Weekend coming up . Whattaya got planneded?

Baker B.:

Nothing. Low energy weekend. Sitting around. Probably need to fix the new computer. Probably need to fix the furnace. Probably need to work on the gutters. Probably need to do a lot of stuff.

Carr.:

Sounds like a planned.

Baker B.:

How about you?

Carr.:

Deity Conference… the usual.

Baker B.:

Oh. Where?

Carr.:

Over in Kerchal’s place. Olive and Orange will be there. Whattaya call them? Err and Monique.

Baker B.:

Unsure. The Plutonians?

Carr. (seeming to count):

Uranus, Neptune, Pluto… A, B, C. 1, 2, 3. (pause) Yes, Pluto.

Baker B.:

Have you seen the new flyby pictures of Pluto, Carr.?

Carr.:

Yes. Me.

Baker B.:

Meaning it is a picture of you.

Carr.:

Yes. Me in Two. Me Too. Charon and Pluto. Me and Me Too. Pluto and Moon.

Baker B.:

Who could have guessed The Residents would be at the end of the solar system?

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Collagesity Heights 01

Groundside, Collagesity is emptying a bit as things moves heavenward. Collagesity Heights is born.

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We start with The Square, which may soon become Square 1 of a 2 square system in theses heights. One in the southeast corner of Collagesity Heights, and one in the northwest corner. About as far apart as you can get in this skybox. Included in Square 01, then, is The Church of the Red Doors and Town Hall, along with the main entrance to the central structure of Collagesity Heights called simply The Gallery for now. In it are now 80 of the 100 Art 10×10 collages, as well as those within the World of Collages exhibit. Just last week, this art was instead found in newly rezzed groundside galleries immediately below Collagesity Heights (Gallery Jack and World of Collages respectively).

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Another structure that has joined Collagesity Heights and its Square 01 is the Kidd Tower (right), which was literally pulled up several stories from the ground during this inclusion phase. It makes more sense now: you enter the tower at the main floor containing several Simple Wunderlich pictures from crucial Korean Channel sims. I’d like to talk more about the Kidd Tower soon, and its lasting worth to our reborn community.

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On the other side of The Gallery lies The Garden. Baker Bloch sits on View Rock here, acting as a wonderful perch to look out over the Great Rubi Forest. Super!

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Also moving up from the ground is The Theatre, still being worked on. You can reach The Theatre directly from the back of The Gallery. The Theatre is also a building surrounding Square 02, along with the Crooked Tower (left) and probably also the Sink Lair Gallery (not pictured).

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As there are as yet no working bathrooms in CH, Baker Bloch has to teleport down to the ground to properly relieve himself…

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… but he was soon back, checking out the theatre and further brainstorming about a perpetual Uncle Meatwad showing. “Keep on smiling,” hehe.

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Collagesity Heights from the northeast, The Gallery being the dominating central building.

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Collagesity Heights Map

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“I am Peter. I am The Rock. Olive. Peter. Olive.”

BB:

Thank you Carrcassonnee. We’re still plowing through Fringe, as you probably know. Up to season 4 now. The LSD episode and its red door has past.

Carr.:

We just have wrap up now. Timelines established.

BB:

The interview with Karl went well. You might also have noticed I am capitalized now. Baker B., not baker b. That’s because of the interview. Cool, eh?

Carr.:

Coolie. Cooler. Hot. Too hot.

BB:

Yeah, it’s been hot lately.

Carr.:

Cool down. Latte. Late.

BB:

Zeppelins might be a clue to ressurrect Led Zeppelin in a synch, Carrcassonnee. Or maybe Pretty Things.

Carr.:

I was dead. Yet unborn. Reborn. I am live. On the air!

BB:

Do you want to be a radio station, Carrcassonnee?

Carr.:

I want to be tv dead. Yes!

BB:

What do you think of Collagesity Heights? Your Heights after all. You rule them, right?

Carr.:

I rule them right, yes. Upper. Downer. (pause)

BB:

Where’s Hucka D. tonight?

Carr.:

Reigning in Spain. I Carrcassonnee.

BB:

What now for Collagesity? Oh, what of the Blue Mountain Urban Landscape? That seems to be a new creative focus. *Oh*, and the *move* went well, Carrcassonnee (!) I’m somewhat established on the [delete floor].

Carr.:

I haard. Do not forget the past in absorbing the present. The past will last.

BB:

Couple more questions, Carrcassonnee. My interview is coming up now, since Karl’s is done. What do I talk about? I mean, how do I discuss, well, *you*. And your synchs, for example. Or Pierre Schaeffer’s synchs coming before yours.

Carr.:

Be Honest. Honest Karl. Honest Baker B. Tune in. One then the other. Too follows Won.

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Synch Talk 01

“You better think about tiling again.”

BB:

Thanks Carrcassonnee. Tiling comes in three flavors, like vanilla, chocolate, strawberry. Instead we have what I call silver, gold and platinum tiling. Silver tiling is album dominated like the one-play Dark Side of the Rainbow dominated by the album Dark Side of the Moon. We have the entire album within the synch. We only have 2/5ths of The Wizard of Oz movie, and that even without its soundtrack, since that’s dubbed over by Dark Side of the Moon. Then in a gold tiling we shift the emphasis from album or audio source to movie or video source. The movie begins to act as the template for the synch. A perfect example of this is SID’s 1st Oz, which tiles the entire Return to Oz movie that acts, in turn, as a direct follow-up, as it were, to The Wizard of Oz.

Carr.:

You forgot Rainbow Sphere.

BB:

Yes. Thanks for that. And a gold tiling can contain several silver tilings or equivalent silver tilings within it, like SID has 3 within it. I’m not sure anyone else was doing that at the time, however. Then we can shift to platinum tiling, another jump up. Platinum tiling favors neither album or movie. Both have to work together, one with the other, to form something higher — a meta-movie in effect. No, not a meta-movie, as I’m checking the definition. A hyper-movie. And a hyper-album.

Carr.:

You better explain it better than that to Karl (!)

BB:

Yes. Thanks again for that. A platinum tiling has links between involved movies and involved albums. Specific examples are needed. Let’s take Uncle Meatwad (again).

Carr.:

Good. I always liked that one the best of your examples.

BB:

Thanks. Uncle Meatwad has four video sources and also 4 involved musical artists. What are the links? How does it all fit together? First we have to understand that the synch is dividable into 3 logical parts with the overall pattern A-B-A. That is, the first and last parts are matched, or, better, reversals of each other. This same pattern appears in a lot of my synchs, and in PB, perhaps the best of all of ’em.

Carr.

I haven’t watched that one. I haard it is good.

BB:

Then the middle part is separate from both. In Uncle Meatwad the middle part is overlapped with Firesign Theatre’s Everything You Know is Wrong album from 1974, one of my favorites from them. You have maybe 6, 7 or 8 tiles using this album in this central region. “Everything” does not appear, however, in parts 1 and 3. It is exclusive to Part ii, and lends itself to its uniqueness as opposed to the other parts. Instead in parts 1 and 3 we have use of one other Firesign Theatre in Uncle Meatwad, and this would be “2 Places”. 2 tiles using it appear in part 1, and another in part 2. And that’s it for Firesign Theatre within the synch. And, in fact, that’s it for Firesign Theatre in any of my synchs so far… past this one. Overall it’s used in 5 others, and all date from 2004-2007, or this peak creative period of mine in terms of a/v synching. This is when the platinum style of synching was strongest. Uncle Meatwad was the final synch of this period as I’m figuring it.

Carr.:

What are the synchs from this period? Can you say? Do you feel comfortable saying? Because I want you to feel comfortable saying. If you feel like it. Do you feel like it? I’m just saying. Only if. Only.

BB:

Billfork, Head Trip, 4orrin1, Frank’s Moving Mountain, Pretty Bunnies, W4N1, PB, 1Pink, and then Empire Strikes Brak and Uncle Meatwad to close it. That’s 10. But there’s also [the smaller] 3 Friends of Belleville and Pumpkintwisters between Billfork and Head Trip. So: 12. 12 from this period.

Carr.:

There, that wasn’t so harrd.

BB:

No. Firesign Theatre is found in Billfork, Head Trip, 4orrin1 — the first three of the period. And then again in Pretty Bunnies (skipping over Frank’s Moving Mountain, where they aren’t used), and then 1 Pink and also Uncle Meatwad. 6 synchs like I said. And they can also be paired in 3 sets of twos. Billfork and FT within are most like Uncle Meatwad. That’s the beginning synch of the period and the ending synch. Both have Firesign Theatre as the primary audio source, with a primary album to draw upon but also a secondary album figuring into the mix. Billfork and Uncle Meatwad are close in size tile-wise, with 32 for the former and 37 for the latter. Billfork and Uncle Meatwad are twins. Both employ the music of John Lennon in a larger way. Lennon is not used in any other synch apart from Beatles’ music. There’s a pattern to that as well.

Carr.:

You better stick to Firesign Theatre or you’ll never get out of here (!)

BB:

Then Head Trip and Pretty Bunnies are also twins. They contain the same exact number of tiles: 47. One Firesign Theatre album in each: “Dwarf” for the earlier Head Trip and “Bozos” for Pretty Bunnies coming along about a year and a half later. In Firesign Theatre chronology, “Bozos” is the album coming directly after “Dwarf”. The members of “Firesign Theatre” considered “Dwarf” their best album if I remember correctly, but “Bozos” is top notch as well.

Carr.:

How are all these Firesign Theatre albums synched up to movies?

BB:

Well, to complete this we have “Rat”, the album after “Bozos”, used in 4orrin1, a massive synch composed of perhaps close to 200 tiles, if you include dialog tiles and I do. And then about 6 tracks of a later album from 2000 I believe is found in 1Pink, a second massive synch of similar size to 4orrin1. These are my 2 largest synchs tile-wise by far, outpacing PB and w4N1 by an almost 2:1 margin, I would suppose. But the use of Firesign Theatre within each is somewhat contrasting as well. 4orrin1 represents my most extensive use of the comedy group’s work in a synch. 1Pink represents the least use. It’s interesting to me that “Rat”, considered by some a secondary work, fits this role and not, say, “Dwarf” or “Bozos”. But: there it is.

Carr.:

Movies, though. Keep going.

BB:

For Billfork there’s only 1 movie and that’s Northfork. So Firesign Theatre in that synch is obviously tiled to that movie. For Head Trip it’s *almost* exclusively the movie “Head” by The Monkees, but spilling a little into “The Trip” at the end. “Head Trip” is solely composed of these 2 movies, and represents my first true platinum synch I suppose you could call it. Then in 4orrin1 “Rat” tiles many movies, perhaps 12 or 14, or most of those in the synch. 4orrin1 is the platinum synch extended to its logical conclusion in many ways. A peak work, like SID is a representative work for a gold tiling. But I don’t think it is the best platinum work, which I would reserve for PB or 1Pink. But anyway, Firesign Theatre in Pretty Bunnies mainly uses the cult sci fi/surrealist flick Donnie Darko. And then in 1Pink it’s several movies again, “Lulu on the Bridge” for one, but also Mulholland Drive and LOST. The use of Firesign Theare in 1Pink is interesting, and connected to matching hatches of LOST. In fact, they are the same hatch or station. Then we come to Uncle Meatwad again. I believe “INLAND EMPIRE” is the main video source tiled in that case. Oh, and the Aqua Teen Hunger Force movie of course. Both of those. That answer your question?

Carr.:

Oh suppose so. What is the point of all this?

BB:

Rehearsal.

Carr.:

You will not say anything of this in the interview. Anything. What will you say instead?

BB:

I will have to explain some of 4orrin1 or all will be in vain. I’ll call it Foreign One.

Carr.:

Good. You can mention Head Trip. You can mention Billfork. And Foreign One. And that’s it. That’s it.

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Karl Tune Interview, July 2015

My interview of fellow audiovisual syncher Karl Tune has been completed. I didn’t know some of the info he talks about and you might not either. Enjoy!

https://bakerbloch.wordpress.com/paradox/syncher-interviews/karls-interview-2015/

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In Minoa for another month

Put the great majority of my mainland holdings up for sale last week, but no buyers before the tier payment came around today. But it’s no big money burden. Maybe more Collagesity mythology will be generated now.

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Baker B. Interview, August 2015

Interview of Baker B. by Karl Tune, up and running!

https://bakerbloch.wordpress.com/baker-b-interview-2015/

This is the twin to the Karl Tune interview already completed. A 2 fer 1 dealie as I described it within!