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T-Bonz, Part 1 May 25, 2008

So we finally come to the well advertized adventures of T-Bonz on CREEK. As you can see he has some compatriots on his journey, namely what’s called the Mmmmmm’s. These are 3 in number, 2 being red and 1 green. The two red ones are called Cherry and Berry. The green one’s name is Verdy, a moniker not unconnected, as it turns out, to the Verdigris name choice for Baker Bloch’s and Hucka D.’s camping spot at the AI5 volcano. And as will become evident as the series rolls along especially, Verdy is a favorite of T-Bonz. At first I couldn’t wrap my brain around this favoritism, but RL wife Edna summed it up neatly one day: there are, after all, *2* red Mmmmmm’s, and if one is lost there’s always the other to act as a spare. There’s only 1 green Mmmmmm in contrast; if he’s lost then that’s it for the green strain of the species.

So here we have the whole band rezzing in from unknown locations beside the two CREEK tiles already photographed several times for this blog. From now on this rock will be known as Rez Rock, or perhaps RR for short.

In short fashion, they investigate all the nearby, manmade objects that also mysteriously appear in or around CREEK at this point. T-Bonz is wondering the same thing that I, baker b., am: is this the remains of a lost civilization, perhaps of “renegade” avatars from the SL grid? It’s a radical thought, admittedly.

T-Bonz readily sends either Cherry or Berry — I can’t tell one from the other yet — into the dangerous mouth of a rusty old pipe. Notice Verdy remains with T-Bonz, away from any potential immediate danger.


What luck! T-Bonz and the Mmmmmm’s, thinking they had a hike of perhaps several days ahead of them through rough terrain, instead find this old goodmobile, as the Mmmmmm’s describe it to T-Bonz, and still in working status. This proves that other Mmmmmm’s use to inhabit this area, or perhaps still are in the area somewhere. This came as a complete surprise to both T-Bonz and his own small troup of Mmmmmm’s, although Verdy seemed less surprised than the others. So with a couple of spoken commands, they were off the ground and flying speedily along toward Jonesborough, reaching it in a matter of minutes instead of days.

Cherry and Berry didn’t get to enjoy much of the view while in flight, as there was only room at the lip of the vehicle for T-Bonz and his favorite.

The group safely down and landed at the heart of Jonesborough, as described in the former series of posts. This is on the elongated rock that forms the northern boundary of the aforementioned open space. T-Bonz and the Mmmmmm’s use another dead tree to lower themselves to the open space, intending to get to the bridge and the other side of Jonesborough, or the rock wall/cave/white jut complex.

“Hey, we’re on the wrong tree!” barks T-Bonz to his subordinates. “We need to be on *that* tree; that’s the bridge!”

Also I should mention that between the two trees here T-Bonz and co. find another rusty old goodmobile, but don’t realize that someone has also used this to recently fly into Jonesborough.

T-Bonz and the Mmmmmm’s cross the bridge into “Jonesborough West,” unsuspecting of the visitors that already lurk in the area. Will T-Bonz sadly lose his only green Mmmmmm? Will he even lose his other arm? (I”ll tell the story of the first arm loss soon, perhaps). Or will all instead share a nice cup of tea? We’ll know shortly!

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CREEK (Jonesborough 2)

So we’re back at the bridge over CREEK spanning the two parts of Jonesborough. Appropriate to divide the 2 Jonesborough related posts at this point as well, I felt.

The fallen tree’s uprooted end lies just in front of the rock wall, maybe about 2/3rds the way down it north to south.

Below we have a picture from another pivotal point of Jonesborough, on the opposite side of the creek from the open area. A small natural cave is found in this spot. Not big enough to really crawl into but a small cave nonetheless.

A quite interesting little rock jutting up from the surrounding ridges near the cave. TBonz plans to report some findings about this rock soon. He plans to create a special name for this whiteish jut.

View directly up from near the cave. Nice mossy surface.

And looking down at the little white rock jut.

Then I’ll leave you with a photo of the meadow that you have to walk by to get to Jonesborough, about 1/2 a mile south.

 

CREEK ( Jonesborough 1)

This is on (TILE) Creek again, but a little further upstream, at a place I’ve been calling “Jonesboro” or “Jonesborough” for a number of years now. It represents the very heart of the 1.25 mile long CREEK, perhaps, and near its most remote position in respect to any road or trail.

Below is what I’d deem the center of Jonesborough, or a natural open spot bordered on the north side by an elongated boulder. The standing dead tree in the center of this photo is positioned nearer this rock’s east end.

A view of the same open space and dead tree from a little further back.

View toward CREEK from the same spot. There is a rock wall running along the other side of CREEK from here for maybe about 150-200 feet or so.

And again from the same spot, looking west, in the opposite direction from CREEK and perpendicular to the open space.

Closer view of part of the rock wall bordering CREEK. I found it hard to get a good picture of the overall wall, since it is very long but also not so high, and additionally surrounded by a lot of vegetation.


A lower angle view of some of those amazing trees, including a couple more huge hemlocks, just above the rock wall.



Here’s a fallen tree that acts as a natural bridge over the CREEK at Jonesborough, which also, in my mind, bridges the two parts of this “burg”. As such, the bridge will soon be put to good use by TBonz and co. (!)

 

(TILE) CREEK, 2

Filed under: Herman/Frank Parks (rl parks),Yards Creek (CREEK) — baker Blinker @ 4:04 pm
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Same objects and locations as described/photographed in the CREEK, 1 post, but on a sunnier day, and also earlier in the day. T-Bonz and company (see above) will be visiting these same places very soon!

 

Verdigris: Nearer An End And Beginning

Filed under: Azure Island #1,Azure Island #5 — baker Blinker @ 3:16 pm
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More volcano views.

Interesting, perhaps, that the sim immediately west of the volcano centered one disappeared for a while during a Baker Bloch visit. In trying to assertain from various island avatars what happened, he was called a pervert and, in a separate incident also banned from a parcel. Then later on that very day Baker Blinker was sexually harassed not once but twice (by the same avatar, though) in the relatively remote water sim where she frequently rezzes objects. To me, baker b., this reinforces some of the pitfalls and limitations of SL in general, and that avoiding people, whenever possible, is usually the right path to take.

Here Hucka Doobie flies far above our Azure house. Nice editing out of most of the neighbors by the clouds!


 

A Little Landscaping

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Family Meeting, 3 (?)

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“I think I’ve found us a good spot to camp Hucka.”

Hucka D.:

At the volcano?

Baker Bloch:

Um, yeah. There’s a green patch — moss or grass or sumtin — in one of the many little canyons leading off from the central part. I even have a name for it: Verdigris.

Hucka D.:

After the town that Kurt Vonnegut set his short story “Armageddon In Retrospect”?

Baker Bloch:

Well I did run across mention of that when researching the name. So you’ve read the story?

Hucka D.:

I have been/am/will be reading that story Mr. Bloch.

Baker Bloch:

Fascinating. Do you want to go visit the spot? To see if you like?

Hucka D.:

I will trust that you have picked out one cool place. I will take my book to be reading. I am reading it cover to cover and in the middle too. Last. But I want you to meet Hurla Dontbee as well.

Baker Bloch:

I’ve seen pictures. She’s adorable. But…

Hucka D.:

But what?

Baker Bloch:

Well, don’t you… don’t you think she’s a bit, um, well, what do *you*think of her?

Hucka D.:

She’s all that I’ve ever needed. A good ride.

Baker Bloch:

I wish you wouldn’t put it that way. Does it matter…?

Hucka D.:

Yes?

Baker Bloch (blowing out air):

Oh well, never mind. (pause) I think Blinks did a good job with the yard, adjusting to the new environment created recently.

Hucka D.:

The central apple tree in the midst of the larger pines seems to fit. I like the blossoms. Very fragrant.

Baker Bloch:

Seems like we have some other important things to discuss. Can’t remember them right off for some reason.

Hucka D.:

The camping trip.

Baker Bloch:

Yeah, but that’s already covered. Unless you have some ideas about where to camp. I’m not opposed to letting you choose first, of course.

Hucka D.:

Verdigris is fine. When will the gallery be finished? I’d like to visit.

Baker Bloch:

*That’s* it. The gallery. One particular picture especially. The one with the couple, the male with a square head and the female with a triangular head. At least that’s the way I took it.

Hucka D.:

Is it finished? The gallery?

Baker Bloch:

The top part is, essentially. That contains the first 4 collages. Then the bottom part will contain the last 6 collages of the Hidalgo collage series. This may or may not be a permanent collection.

Oh… of *course*. We were going to talk about *[delete name]*, just for the purposes of this blog. A rehash, you know.

Hucka D.:

Perfect.

Baker Bloch:

Go ahead and recap for the reader what you’ve already told Blinks and I, if you don’t mind.

Hucka D.:

Ok. We’re talking about not mentioning [delete name] any more, correct?

Baker Bloch:

Right.

Hucka D.:

Ok. So reader, I’ve decided not to mention [delete name] again. (pause) Is that enough?

Baker Bloch:

So you won’t fade away.

Hucka D.:

Like the Council of 8.

Baker Bloch:

The 9th is the most important now. The lowest becomes the highest.

Hucka D.:

I agree. And because of that we need to focus much of our collective energy upon the completion of a SID’s 1st Oz web site and attached documents. I am going to help. I have been/am/will be becoming a robot soon. First. Hurla Dontbee will aid.

Baker Bloch:

Nifty. And Charles Nelson Blinkerton?

Hucka D.:

He is just as real as you and me and Blinks and even baker b. I remember.

Baker Bloch:

Let’s go shopping for camping equipment!

*****

Hucka D.:

Hold on Mr. Bloch, you were going to talk about the triangle and square headed couple.

Baker Bloch:

That has something to do with Verdigris. You’ll see. It’s obvious enough. We’ll figure out more there I’m sure.

Hucka D.:

Neat-o.