VWX Town 2013-2014 01 (Nov 01 of 03)


A Big Purchase

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It’s the SL property I’ve been waiting for, seemingly. More details soon!

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4:21am update:

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VWX Town reborn.

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Church of The Diagonal, Rubi style.

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VWX Town, Rubi Going Up Fast!

I’ve had so much experience building virtual villages now that I can lay these things out pretty thoroughly in practically a day.

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VWX Town Rubi… So Far

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1. Church of The Diagonal, Rubi Chapter
2. Castle of the 7th Spire*
3. House of Truth
4. Tower of TILE
5. Yeo May’s Residence
6. SoSo East Gallery
7. Kidd Tower
8. Blue Feather Gallery
9. Blue Feather Gallery Annex
10. Hole in the Wall
11. Damned Church
12. Town Hall
13. Sink Lair Gallery
14. Cottage by the Woods
15. Power Tower Gowlery
16. Temple of TILE
17. Home o’ Fibs
18. ToXic Art Gallery
19. Wall of Eyes
20. Home Orange
21. Slipper Coffee
22. Big Boy Tower
23. Piepodt
24. Table House
25. Confluence Place
26. SoSo West Gallery
27. Stares Gallery
28. Norum Gallery
29. Coolie Building
30. Tower of A. Mann
31. Rose Cottage
32. Norris Building
33. Norris Building Annex

* newly used structure.


VWX Town Contemplations 01

View from little yellow-green Piepodt, the same colour as Carrcassonne in the fairly nearby Temple of TILE. Cousins? Closer? Is Piepodt alive?

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It has a number of holes like the rest of us conscious beings. The top maybe should be filled by the…

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… fourth (from north) of five columns holding up the back of VWX Town’s central Table House. But it’s out of line a bit, and also the column has been greatly shortened to allow room in the pod for mediators meditators. Or podt.

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PIEPODT IS A SINKHOLE. Thank you Piepodt for that information. SINK INTO ME. MERGE INTO ME. MERGE AND FIND GOD IN THREE PERSONS. Interesting Piepodt. ISNT IT. ISNT IT? IT IS. TRUST ME.

God appears atop the vacant Home Orange which is not a home atall, then. No, it’s just the glinty, heavenly top of the Power Tower.

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Baker contemplating the revolving Tyle Cube. T-Y-L-E but then 0 and 1. Letters and numbers. Primary and secondary colors.

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Facing the other way, waiting for the ship. THE SHIP. BIG. CONTENT. CRATES. CORSICA. ROLLER COASTERS. CODER… OHL…

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Strolling toward Piepodt beside SAA (Straight As Arrow) Surface Stream. But then it bends at Piepodt. Piepodt knows. Piepodt invites one to participate in the merger, the confluence. God in 3. Glinty, heavenly. A blue hooped ballerina with matching blue eyes. Confluence. Piepodt knows.

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Ellie the Elephant in 2 persons.

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Amissing Slipper. Coffee? Art? Rubi?

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Rubi it is.

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Rock sitting atop Tired Falls. Baker digs the blue and red in the distance. Water disappears. He knows where now. Piepodt tells. Piepodt told. Hoops. Woman. Ballerina. Blue. Blue hoops and blue eyes.

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Elton. Blue Eyes. Two fer one. Tooforwon.

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Pool-fer-One.


Progress In Joined

(joined in progress)

Hucka D.:

No, we can talk about it.

bb:

I’m going to have to move, Hucka.

Hucka D.:

It’ll be good. It’ll be okay. You’ll see. Freedom. More.

bb:

I have Rubi as consolation now.

Hucka D.:

Yeah, we gave that to you. Sorry.

bb:

Okay. I’m. I suppose another VWX Town meeting is in order, Rubi style this time.

Hucka D. (happier):

Correct!

bb:

I have created something on equal par, at least energy-wise, with the Virtual Hotel Chelsea town centered in Lanestris.

Hucka D.:

Not as large, but — yeah. Because both are built around 97 97 97. Two points, infamous and famous, that are actually one point. You have reached over into the woods and encompassed it. Trapped. Future now responds to past and past to future. A door is opened. This is it[ for you]. This is the land you’ve been waiting for — had [and had] and have again. Pay attention to all details.

bb:

The two streams that merge at the southern pool on the property sure are interesting.

Hucka D.:

There is a third stream in the town as well. Pay attention.

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I’m going to continue on a bit without Hucka D. Norris Building on one end of town seems to balance the Temple of TILE on the other. Two religious centers, one fulfilled in a manner (Temple of TILE) and one not presently (Norris Building). Like when Norris [stream] came up to challenge TILE Creek in Fall 2011 for the religious epicenter of Frank and Herman Parks. That’s the one Hucka D. claims to have been married to for a short period of time. That and the discovery of Tinsity just before it started the big shift away from Second Life and toward Frank and Herman Parks of Real Life for me, Hucka. Oh, he’s not here. That was over 2 years ago… so much has happened since then. And my addiction to Second Life keeps repeating rewards, I suppose.


Reminder

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of the 3rd Stream.


You and I

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bb:

We must think of a town meeting, Hucka D. VWX Town… for this is VWX Town still.

Hucka D.:

Yes.

bb:

Remember when I was going to do all those Sylver Forest interviews? I think I’d like to talk about the people/avatars directly now. There’s Coke from Rosieri — my land is caddycorner to her old land now, and is a legit “village” like hers as well. Must study her village now.

Hucka D.:

Yes.

bb:

Key, obviously, since he owned the biggest chunk of the land I own for a long time — years. Must study his roller coasters, his art. Wonder where he is now?

Hucka D.:

He is in Limbo. He is in Heaven.

bb:

Then there’s [delete name], a long time friend. Haven’t heard from her in about 2 months, Hucka D.

Hucka D.:

Tak’n a break. From you. From your blog. From your confusion. God. Heaven. Chaos.

bb:

Interesting. Then there’s Hybuli… oh, I should say [delete name] owned property in Tyta across from the Rubi Forest from me for a long time — years again.

Hucka D.:

Last time you called a Sylver Forest meeting everyone left quite quickly. Why would a new meeting be any different?

bb:

I would empower them to the idea.

Hucka D.:

Idea of what?

bb:

Sylver Forest. They are on the Council of the Sylver Forest and that is something.

Hucka D.:

It’s just you now[ however]. Me and you.

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“What of the 3rd stream?”

Hucka D.:

Go take a look[ if you wish].

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bb:

That’s another person that has an investment in the Sylver Forest: Yeo.

Hucka D.:

That stream comes from beneath the Blue Feather Gallery Annex. That’s an intersting building. Why don’t you separate it from the gallery. Delete the gallery.

bb:

The Blue Feather Gallery is about Jeogeot art and geography and makes a super complement to the Kidd Tower next to it, which contains psychic information about the old Korean Channel and Biggie and such.

Hucka D.:

Do you want to go back to Jeogeot?

bb:

I don’t think so. I thought of it before buying the Rubi land.

Hucka D.:

Hmmm.

bb:

I have time to savor Rubi now.

Hucka D.:

Yes. Put in the plan. Well, we’ll just chat. What’s new besides Rubi and the job?

bb:

We’re going to a party this weekend. Birthday party for twins.

Hucka D.:

Oh, the twins in the movie The Shining?

bb:

No. Edna’s niece’s kids. They live below her father.

Hucka D.:

On what Second Life continent is that?

bb:

It’s real life. Surely we’ve talked about Edna and her family before.

Hucka D.:

No. How’s her father?

bb:

Fine. How’s your father?

Hucka D.:

Deceased. Killed by an Aunt and Uncle. Zoe and Joe. From Humansville, of course. Remember they robbed the 7th National Bank of Greenhead and sealed up the Mammoth Hole behind them in their escape?

bb:

Kind of. This is your father who was the Chilbo banker. What was his name?

Hucka D.:

Hundred.

bb:

Was that his age[ at death]?

Hucka D.:

Yes. (pause)

bb:

Where is your mother, Hucka D.?

Hucka D.:

I am my own mother. I’m special. (smiles)

bb:

Um, not sure what to say about that.

Hucka D.:

Sylver Forest Council might be about ready to convene. We have to move out of Nowheresville.

bb:

Into town?

Hucka D.:

Yes. The Table House[ will do]. We met at the Church of the 7th Diagonal before.

bb:

It’s just *The* Diagonal.

Hucka D.:

It’s special for sure. [(like me)]

bb:

Can we look at a picture and get your comments[ before the meeting]?

Hucka D.:

Sure. I knew this was going to happen.

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bb:

Baker Bloch can’t seem to get up from this dock.

Hucka D.:

Is that the picture? Do you want me to [attempt an] interpretation?

bb:

No…

Hucka D.:

Just get him up, then. Move him.

bb:

He doesn’t seem to want to move.

Hucka D.:

Then I’ll interpret. He saying that 3rd stream is important, and that the ballerina at the confluence of 1 and 2 [1st and 2nd streams] is the same as Yeo, the owner of the 3rd. Take that ballerina and look. It is representation of your new freedom. 3rd stream is representation of your new friend. Yet you are stuck — through your avatar. Is this a good thing?

bb:

Like the ballerina is stuck in her hoops.

Hucka D.:

You are starting a 3rd and last segment of your job. Put to pasture? Not exactly. You are waiting for the rm.

bb:

Real McCoy?

Hucka D.:

Maybe. Good.

bb:

I’m waiting for the Real McCoy.

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“The 3 streams must be the 3 blue hoops, Hucka D.”

Hucka D.:

Yes.

bb:

The hoops are the same circumference as the dress defining the circumference of the ballerina.

Hucka D.:

The ballerina is the 3rd stream. She is 1st, 2nd, and 3rd all in one.

bb:

There is a secret entrance to the Confluence Place. I’ll show you.

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“There’s also 3 hoops of blue fish surrounding the ballerina.

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Hucka D.:

Have we satisfied you[ with our interpretation]?

bb:

Maybe.

Hucka D.:

Strange that…

bb:

Strange that her eyes are the same color as the hoops. And the fish. And the pool containing all.

Hucka D.:

It is Pool 237. Like the Twins are in. It is a good 237. A decent 237. A 237 that heals instead of hurts. It is a healing pool. 237.

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There

was also a lot of talk about a SID’s 1st Oz interview, Hucka D. You and I.

Hucka D.:

Damn I can’t get any sleep[ because of you]!

bb:

I’m trying to press forward with the momentum.

Hucka D. (rubbing big bee peepers):

It’s morning. The sun’s up. And I’m up. This is wrong.

bb:

It’ll be okay. I’ve been looking up the keyword “interview” in the Baker Blinker Blog. I was planning the Sylver Forest related interviews, then the Mike Casey interview came along, which was the only *real* interview completed. Then we were going to do the SID’s 1st Oz interview. We talked a number of times about it when I first came to Rubi in 2008. We kind of started it, in fact. We talked of “Dark Globe” representing a kink in the A-Z progression of tiles in SID.

Hucka D.:

I’m not quite ready to talk about that again.

bb:

That’s fine. Hold on…

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There’s the old front of the Temple of TILE in Rubi. This would be centered about where the Coolie Building stands now. It is a very telling front. In fact, this front is *still* in VWX Town — it’s inside the Tyle Cube revolving in front of the vacant Home Orange, Hucka D. Remember how Baker Blinker found it in ZicZac inside this cube and “unfolded” it? To me, in looking at it again, the red squares all stand for the Rubi sim that VWX Town takes up over a fourth of now. (no answer) That the 3 red squares lie on a diagonal, and resemble a game of tic tac toe, stands for *The* Diagonal that use to exclusively belong to Rubi until recently, when it was found to extend across the *whole* Heterocera continent. Exciting new Second Life development for this year fer sure. Hucka? Anyway, the fact that the rest of the squares on the map are Silver, and that Silver is the only other population place marked on this particular map…

Hucka D.:

There’s a plane! Over there.

bb:

In Nowheresville?

Hucka D.:

No. We’re suddenly somewhere. Like Ringo and The Boob. We’re not going around in circles no longer. The record has ended and the needle lifted. Back to reality.

bb:

A plane, eh?

Hucka D.:

Yes!

bb:

Where?

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bb:

If you turned the ballerina on a diagonal, her eyes would match the 2 blue circles on that map, Hucka. Given that the urn held above her head, at that angle, would match the Red Rubi sim…

Hucka D. (still pointing out *The* Window):

Aww. It’s gone. You missed it.

bb:

You listening, Hucka? The Ballerina is The Diagonal.

Hucka D.:

She is VWX Town which *contains* part of The Diagonal. She has a container. VWX Town contains. Boy you should have seen that plane. Beautiful!

bb:

Here’s a theory. Lucky’s Magic Village use to be called Camp Rubi, and was a place for wee people to vacation or go to camp. It’s near the confluence of 1st and 2nd Streams. Should we name the streams?

Hucka D.:

All the colours of the rainbow. Wow!

bb:

Are we still talking about the plane? Or the camp?

Hucka D. (still pointing outside and looking at me, bb, now):

Rainbow.

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Related links:

http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hrc12

Ideas: Camp Ruby was a logging camp, and the locus of logging activity around Rubi in Ancient times (pre-Linden). They logged the lower 3/8ths of Rubi and perhaps more. They logged the Sylver Forest in other words. Key quote:

The site was renamed Camp Ruby when the W. T. Carter and Brother Lumber Company established a logging camp there in 1926. According to local lore, A. B. Clayton was sent to select a good site; having chosen the heavily wooded area of Old Hope, Clayton renamed it after an acquaintance named Ruby Moore.

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http://www.texasobserver.org/2806-out-in-east-texas-in-search-of-edward-swift/

Born in 1943, Swift spent his earliest childhood in the Big Thicket idyll of Camp Ruby, a small, faltering logging community tucked into the Great Piney Woods-from which his family would be flung by the Texas Forest Service into the mortal coil of nearby Woodville when Swift was 8 years old. Having visited the town, I find it difficult to believe anyone has ever grown up happily there, but Swift-an early balletomane twirling through town in a green wool skirt-certainly did not.

Like its courthouse, Woodville would remain, throughout Swift’s writings, a maddening model of backbiting, small-town repression, while Camp Ruby would be mythologized (in A Place with Promise and My Grandfather’s Finger) as an East Texas Eden-a green and easy home of hot melons and tall tales from which Swift would inherit his dissent and his story-telling craft. He offers this history of the Big Thicket:

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“The early settlers called it No Man’s Land, a hiding place for ne’er-do-wells of all descriptions. During the Civil War, the Thicket was a well-known refuge for pacifists and Jayhawkers, those who refused to fight for the South. It was also a haven for renegades, recluses, and religious fanatics … the wildest of dreamers, and the maddest of madmen. And although they were rabid individualists, they were similarly marked with loose tongues and poetic speech … They knew instinctively how to tell as well as how to enlarge upon a story while keeping it rooted in truth … that a story is a living thing and should grow with each telling.”

http://edwardswiftartist.com/#/the-artist/4527907027

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Camp Rubi is now called Lucky’s Magic Village.

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Damned Church Annex (new waterfall!)

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The Damned Church suddenly becomes the new source of 2nd Stream. And perhaps, in Ancient pre-Linden times, 3rd stream as well. More on that soon. If so, the Damned Church appears to have had a dark twin caddycorner to the present one, facing the opposite direction, a spot now occupied by the Blue Feather Gallery and its own version of an annex.

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Camp Rubi (model?).

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Another new building in town (background, center): a 12 prim mini-skyscraper (“City block store”) wedged between the Power Tower Gowlery, the Temple of TILE, and Home o’ Fibs. Nothing within, yet.

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EdwardS wift research continues:

http://sanmigueldeallendeevents.com/magazine/1/edwardswift.htm

http://edwardswiftartist.com/#/interview/4549394996


It has arrived.

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In other VWX Town news, the old source of 2nd stream has become the new source, as the Damned Church’s waterfall has suddenly and perhaps inexplicably run dry. Well, we have the pictures as proof it did exist… for a short time. And it may exist again.

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The Damned Church Annex remains, however.

It also may take a while for the sidewalk in front of it to completely dry.