A couple of days ago Baker Blinker discovered something inside the cube rotating in the center of the Temple of TILE. Conveniently, she forget that she put it there in the first place. That’s why it was so easy to find. In Real Life, sometimes that’s the reason why we also finds certain special, maze-like problems so easy to unwind or solve.
The story goes as follows: a short time back Baker Blinker noticed a spot on the “L” (red) side of the cube while descending the steep spiral staircase that runs through the entire temple. As she stared, she also noticed a matching spot on the opposite side of the revolving cube where the “0” (zero) was. She went out of the temple for a while, but came back after a revelation hit her. There was something about those spots, she realized… not accident but on purpose.
She inspected the cube. For some reason it registered as 2 prims instead of 1 prim. Yet she could have swore it was only 1 prim when set up there, cradled in the top of the lemon tree. She decided to take a copy and rez it somewhere to inspect first-hand what was going on.
She took the copy to the new property in Ziczac so as to eliminate the small chance of deleting anything important on the crowded Edwardston Station Gallery property. She unlinked the object, separating the 2 prims from each other. Amazingly, an almost equal sized but stationary cube appeared in the “center” of the still spinning Tyle Cube. It was dark silver in color, and appeared to have some kind of white lettering or graphics upon its various surfaces.
She deleted the spinning Tyle Cube and rotated one of the faces of the object more toward her. It looked lilke a primitive map. “Rubie” was the only word upon it, and seemed to mark the location of some kind of town or village. The cube face, through this map, was quartered into 4 equal sections, each marked with one of the successive numbers 5 through 8. These, Baker Blinker realized, were also the numbers of TILE (footnote needed), and together they add up to 26, the number of letters in the English alphabet that TILE stands in for, one could say.
She then rotated the faces around until she came to this one, which similarly had “Silver” written upon it, as the face described above contained “Rubie”. Baker Blinker correctly determined that this marked another population place. But where? And did Rubie somehow stand for the Rubi sim that the Edwardston Station Gallery was now located in? Again she correctly guessed that the 2 must be related. She did not know (or conveniently forgot, once more), about baker b. and Hucka D.’s discussions of the Ruby and Silver Forests outlined in posts below.
After much experimenting, Baker Blinker came up with this composite map of the entire texture. It took some time; hours worth. But when finished it was obvious this was what the formerly hidden cube (and a cube still “hidden” within the central cube of the temple, given this is only a copy) actually represented. The full map was revealed.
Baker Blinker took a closer look, then. Silver and Rubie were the only places marked with a dot, which represented a town or village or the like, she assumed. The only other names on the map were those of two creeks, one named Irons Creek in the middle of the 9 cube faces making up this map, and the other in the upper right cube face called Arnold Creek. When seeing the latter, she also thought of the Syd Barrett song “Arnold Layne”, and remembered this is where Booker said the Walt SIDney archetype “originated”, or else where Syd (Barrett) becomes SID as, simultaneously, TILE “descends” or looses a bit of energy and devolves to Tyle. Too difficult to explain this here, but once again Baker Blinker was correct to make this connection, most likely.
Then she went back to the temple, and told Baker Bloch what she had found and how she had deciphered the cube to create this map, which she then showed to him in the form pictured above. After some discussion and experimentation (they actually dragged the cube out into the Ruby Forest for a bit to take “measurements”), they jointly decided that the map should be superimposed on a side of the temple, in particular the side containing the red colored cubes, or the “back” of the temple facing away from the Ruby Forest. So the result is below.
Baker Bloch, in the meantime, had filled in Baker Blinker about the Ruby Forest and Hucka D.’s ideas about the Silver Forest as encompassing the Ruby Forest at one time. Baker Blinker realized her map was all about that, although neither Baker Bloch nor Baker Blinker knew the full psychic extent of the picture. All they knew, when they stared at the superimposed map grafted onto the side of the temple, is that the temple and this map were somehow one now. The two belonged together, inseparable from now on.
One of the cooler things about this is that the word Rubie now lies on a red colored part of that side, and similarly Silver lies on a silver colored part of the side; two-as-one, as I’ve said.