I’m sure many of you hard core and/or long in the tooth Second Lifers remember LL’s promotion of the great, second continent to follow the first (Sansara) in 2005, which turned out to be the Heterocera Atoll. In studying up on SL history and this atoll in particular, in trying to broaden my knowledge of SL beyond just the first continent that had dominanted my explorations up to this point, ran across these promotional items heralding the event on SLebay. One or two of you reading this may even have a set of these at your RL home, perhaps laying forgotten in the back of a basement closet. Have to check how many were sold. I just love the way the pillow representing Sansara holds up a 1 and the smaller pillow, shadowing the new, then planned-to-be interlocking continent, flashes a 2 with its tinier hand. The actual relationship turned out to be a little different — they are actually separate land masses, divided by a strait several sims wide.
When I saw the oddly pointed bushes in the faux Baker’s Island forest, my mind shortly returned to these promotional items. What was it that made me relate the two together? I kept asking myself. Last night, in trying to think of a follow up post for “Chance Upon Bushes”, it hit me: ragged, triangular jags verses smooth, rectangular lines. The bushes were all about the former, these pillows the latter. But there was more; the interlocking part. The bushes I captured in my snapshot below did not overlap, but somehow I knew they did nonetheless. I used the paint program that came with my windows system to isolate these bushes from the background and then color them differently. I chose orange and yellow-green because they lie between the red and green of the pillows. It seemed to fit. When I did this, and then combined the two shapes in a logical manner, merging one common, prominent angle to form a new whole, the following resulted…
A simple 50% reduction of the width of this image gives us the outline of something that looks a whole lot like our Baker’s Island.
I don’t think I’m reaching here, but to clarify further I’d have reveal preliminary conclusions that would make me seem quite mad to some. One obvious link is the keyword “Low”. Small steps with this, but I will say that I am now convinced my chancing upon, as well, the Baker’s Island image in the telescope at the 8-worshipping island was no accident. Not in the least.