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Chatting w/ D. and possible that Smithy person… October 24, 2008

Filed under: Hucka D.,Smithy,Uncategorized — baker Blinker @ 9:09 am
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“Are you there Hucka D.?”

Hucka D.:

Yo.

bb:

Is Smithy around tonight?

Hucka D.:

Sho nuf.

bb:

Are you feeling well tonight Hucka D.? You haven’t been inworld in a while.

Hucka D.:

Don’t need to. Always there, you know. Where’s Baker Blinker, then?

bb:

Where’s Grassy, for that matter?

Hucka D.:

Esbum was around today. Poking around the central pool of The Citadel [on the new island]. More observant that your bud Baker Bloch for sure.

bb:

Thanks for that. Do you have some words to say about the new island?

Hucka D.:

Go back.

bb:

Thanks again. So… we’re on the cusp of phaze 9 of this blog.

Hucka D.:

Yup.

bb:

What will that entail, I wonder?

Hucka D.:

Pluto. Beyond the beyond. Dark Dorothy…

bb:

I suppose you can’t tell me if the Wheeler collage series is next?

Hucka D.:

Egan.

bb:

Ben?

Hucka D.:

Klutzy.

bb:

Bear?

Hucka D.:

Collage.

bb:

Begin the…

Hucka D.:

Smithy is here.

Smithy:

Mossman. Forest. Second. Life again. Rebirth. Healed.

bb:

Smithy, do you know about Wheeler?

Smithy:

Smithy sees a bear.

bb:

Smithy, I think I should go inworld again. But maybe GoogleEarth instead of SL.

Hucka D.:

You do that.

bb:

Hucka D., where should I put the Wheeler series?

Hucka D.:

In the galleries.

bb:

But where?

Hucka D.:

Bear. Egan. Collage. Staring…

bb:

Thank you.

 

Gallery Sights, 2 of 2 (Gallery)

Filed under: Edwardston Station Gallery,Temple of TILE — baker Blinker @ 8:51 am
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So this whole lower part of the Rubi gallery containing my Greenup collage series has been moved over to the Tyta properties — the brown tile part. Glad I was able to take some pictures before the transition. I like the way the spiral walkway is framed by one of the front windows here.

Baker Bloch at what was then the top of the spiral, entering the lower photograph level. This part is still at Rubi, although the spiral has been extended upward and also downward. Now you can walk the spiral into both the photography level above this one and also one more level, which would be the second level of the temple itself now.

I like this view out the windows of Zarek’s TILE colored platforms. How deliciously synchy!

Baker Bloch sits in the foray behind the 2 photography levels of that older version. From this draw distance you can get an idea of the size of all this mess added together. It was quite a collage of disparate objects! (and still is to a somewhat lesser degree)

More view of the towering gallery system. Those Victorian houses at the top remain in the exact same position in the newest version, except they are now encased by the temple itself. The lowest levels of the subway galleries, the old Azure house, and the brown tile part have all been removed, with most of rebuilt in Tyta.

Oh… can’t remember if I’ve mentioned this or not but the Edwardston Station Gallery is the name of the *Tyta* gallery now, not the one remaining in Rubi. The Rubi gallery, now solely composed of Edna’s photo collections (plus a small Klutzy Kamper collection in one room), is instead called The Gallery at the Temple of TILE.

 

Gallery Sights, 1 of 2 (Garden)

Before I got a chance to write the text to this post, the whole Rubi gallery had been remodelled…. again! The garden part most pictured in this first post (of 2), however, remains somewhat the same. The grounds now, as of 11/8, are expanded since I’ve deleted all of the Arcadia Asylum subway stuff except for the actual 50 meter tunnel itself.

I did want to provide some pictures of the little garden I set up beside the subway tunnel, on the west side of the grounds. There’s what one could call an actual center to the landscaping efforts in this particular version (continued into the next version, with a 2nd center added, even). The original Rubi gallery was so full of gallery space on the ground level that there was little room left for landscaping of this kind. I thought this part was worthy of a little blog space, then.

Above you can see a glimpse into this “center”, which includes a tiny waterfall falling from a crimped pipe of some kind into a small pool. Surrounding this waterfall are 4 large upright rocks, arranged in a kind of Stonehenge fashion around the falls. These rocks (and also the water in the falls) are actually what remains of the Luna Bliss waterfall that use to be on the bottom level of the temple, but whose parts I accidentally delinked with deleting one of the versions of the Temple of TILE. But I found I had some cool looking 1 prim rocks to set up on my property as a consolation.

Below is a picture of Baker Bloch atop a grunge water tower I set up in the very sw corner of the properties, an object which also made the transition to the newest version of the gallery. He looks up toward the Victorian houses that now have a lot of additional buildings/objects rooting them to the Rubi ground. More on these in a minute.

Closeups of the falls I’ve already mentioned. I suppose I would call them Butterfly Falls for obvious reasons if I had to come up with a name. The tombstone in front from this angle has now been moved to the east side of my Rubi properties and coupled with another tombstone to make a little cemetery.


Looking through the crimped pipe toward the relaxed Baker Bloch in the science fiction related Star Treky chair.

NOOB statue looks directly down upon Baker Bloch as he sits at the tiny falls. I can’t remember if I’ve talked about it here, but that house the NOOB statue stands next to is the same as the first Azure Island house, when Baker Bloch and Baker Blinker were very much noobs themselves — they still have aspects of noobiness but they’re working on the problem.

As you can also tell, the middle part of the house has been greatly extended upward to accomodate particles emitting from a mysterious sphere situated in the middle of the old main room. In the latest version this is found inside the hull of The Arab now.

View of Baker Bloch, still in his chair, from the property to the west. The vegetation is thick here (still is).