In finding all this oddity surrounding the forest of Rubi, on a whim Baker Bloch decides to revisit the Corsica island forest the same night as creating snapshots for the planned-to-be 5 part Diagonal series of this blog. First off, upon checking more closely he found that the size of this forest was, surprisingly, a little less than the sim. It looks larger than that to the naked eye because of all the trees involved.
Another thing Baker Bloch discovered upon this closer examination was that the forest wasn’t completely rectangular: one corner of it had been removed, one could say. Baker walked around the forest floor to check coordinates. He found its length (east-to-west) was the same size as the inclusive sim. And the forest ran all the way to its northern border. However, in the south it began 64 meters up from the border in that direction. Here’s the weird part of all this, though, which I really thought odd at the time but whose edge has been tempered a bit as well. The little notch in the forest, in the southwest corner, is precisely 32 x 32 meters, which means the Corisca woods on the western border are *exactly the same length* as the Ruby Forest, since both start 96 meters up from this corner. The difference is, of course, that the Ruby Forest is a perfect rectangle, while the otherwise likewise rectangular Corsica forest contains this notch.
But at the time I was asking myself: first off, why did I miss this notch upon inspection of the forest during the original visit, and also *why* did this notch just happen to resurface the lower line numbers of the Ruby Forest? Quite bizarre I thought, and I wondered (and still do to something of a lesser degree) whether there’s some kind of synchronistic resonance going on between the two woods that was causing this.
But later on, after studying the matter further, found that these lines and corresponding coordinates mark specific fractions of an entire sim line. Namely — ignoring the notch for just a second — the fact that the forest starts 64 meters north of the southern border of the sim means that its area has been reduced by 1/4th in comparison to a whole 256m x 256m sim, since 64 is 1/4th of 256. Also, 96, as we know now, marks the 3/8ths point along such a line. Thus the 32m x 32m notch in the southwest corner of the forest simply represents a specific whole number fraction of the sim, since its forms a square that is 1/64th the size of the enclusive sim, or 1/8th its length all around (32 meters being 1/8th of 256 meters).
So certainly some of the mystery was drained out of this upon discovering these fractional measurements, but I still can’t put it out of my mind that something strange is going on in Corsica still.
I plan to go back soon to do more studying.