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Whealy Gallery? No! Yet another Edwardston Station Gallery instead, Healy style this time January 31, 2009

Filed under: Gallery at the Temple of TILE (Stephen) — baker Blinker @ 9:59 am

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Now rent gallery space in the Healy sim from Kelly Yap. Interesting story about the space (as usual). Thinking of naming it the Whealy Gallery. Not Healy but Whealy. Not Wheely either. A Big Shoe to fill, though. Eh…

2/1/09 update:

Besides adding some notecards and a couple of other things, I’m now basically set up in the new gallery. Decided to call it just “Edwardston Station Gallery” again, mainly because I had the signs and I didn’t want to make new ones. Plus that whole Healy-Edwards Creek Station thing going on… seemed the right thing to do. Decided not to use the animated sign, though, or I took the animation script out of the sign, I should say.

So here’s the interior. It turned out to be just a basically juiced up version of the old Hidalgo Gallery in Gliese, since, just like that original gallery of mine, the Hidlago series is featured as a whole within, and not a whole lot more. But some… like this first picture of the Wheeler series positioned on the wall outside the back door. Or would that be the front door?

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Inside shot. You can see most of the Hidalgo series in this snapshot, as well as 1 pre-10×10 collage I decided to fit into an alcove near the front (side?) door, along with a big chromagraph picture. Both of these, appropriately enough, use to exist in the old Edwardston Station part of the gallery in Tyta.

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And then the remaining two Wheeler collages I’ve completed exist just around the corner from the 1st Wheeler collage, on back porch area at the bay again. Now where I’m going to put *future* Wheeler collages, never mind the 10 projected Jasper series collages after that, is another matter. 😮

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And then the lighted front, er, side door.

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* In further researching the name “Edwardston Station”, came across this previously unknown review by a Japanese avatar for the old gallery of this name in Tyta from Nov. 2008. Queer to see your gallery reviewed in such a cryptic (translated) manner.

 

“Bigfeet” (2)

Filed under: collage 10x10,Gallery at the Temple of TILE (Stephen),Hucka D. — baker Blinker @ 7:51 am

“Hucka D., we’re going to continue with the interpretation of “Bigfeet”, the 3rd collage of the new Wheeler series. Ready?”

Hucka D:

Set…

bb:

I’ll start, then. Turns out with the location we’re getting very close to Seathewaite Fell already, for we are at Lambsfoot Dub, a tiny tarn on the west side of…

Hucka D.:

Excuse me, baker b. I believe that’s actually Lambfoot Dub.

bb:

Thank you Hucka D. We’re also quite close as well to Piers Gill. Which means…

Hucka D.:

Gill’s Pier as well?

bb:

Well, no, not really. Where Santa Claus with his bundle of presents fell into the vast mountain chasm.

Hucka D.:

Right, the videotapes. [delete name]. I remember. You said they never found the body, though.

bb:

No.

Hucka D.:

We should move back to Lambfoot Dub, however. I’m feeling faintly invisible!

bb:

So correct on that. So in the collage “Bigfeet” we have not one but *3* Lambfoot Dubs. The same body of water, but repeated three times in the picture. In other words, all bodies of water in the picture are the same body of water. 3 Feet. Big Feet, since Lambfoot Dub, although small, is big as far as feet go.

Hucka D.:

It is a condition of past-present-future. (pause) The foreground lake or dub is the past. This contains the Wilsonia backhousei being strangled by the Golden Dodder. This contains the dissected part of the Yale collage “Frank N’ Maria Stein”, with the helmeted head of the Denver quarterback, which is both John Elway and Jay Cutler at once, discarded or cut off and thrown in the water of the dub. His arm holding the upside down flaming car from the [delete name] album has also been removed and pasted, instead, to the end of the, er, tentacle of the strangling Golden Dodder. Pasted upside down, which means it represents the opposite of The Sun from the Yale collage. It is, instead, The Moon here, and a particular Moon. The Moon of Otherland. The Golden Dodder/Wilsonia backhousei symbiosis is Otherland. The Wilsonia leaves are the Otherland islands, 1, 2, 3 especially. The largest, which represents a sort of “head”, is Otherland Island #1. Your home island now, supplanting Azure Island #1 with the destruction/fall of the too large Ubertemple. *You* went to this moon from a rocket launched in Otherland Island #2. That’s the second largest whole leaf of Wilsonia [backhousei] in the picture, the greenest one as well [as Otherland Island #2 is very, tropically green, even in the middle of winter, unlike Otherland Island #1 and also #3]. What did you find on The Moon? A Gypsy Purse, which is similar but not exactly the same as a gypsy curse. Baker Blinker’s curse. Shakenstein. Esbum. All that has been left behind now. You should go to The Moon again, for you were not really on *The Moon* but a conduit or portal to the SL Moon. You were instead more on Pluto, as the guiding Neptune indicated a little later on. This was the resonance of the source planet of the Mmmmmm’s, Grassy and Gypsy, who starred together in the projected great adventure movie Salad Bar Jack and the Spill Over Drink Lake Dam. Will certainly be worth the now 8 dollars you have to shell out to see such things in a proper movie theatre, although I prefer the 5 dollar matinees, despite the presence of more small children at those times. Anyway, I diverge a bit… back to Lambfoot Dub…

bb:

Since this moon has been deleted from the grid, along with the gypsy purse and everything else left on it, you’re saying the conditions of the Lambfoot Dub more in the foreground represent the past, albeit perhaps the immediate past. When the moon was deleted, then this situation no longer existed. Neptune can still send you off at the docks, in other words, but there’s nowhere to go now. There’s no *Pluto* beyond *Neptune* now. No Moon/Pluto, that is.

Hucka D.:

You should still go to The Moon owned by Gypsy Purse, um, Gypsy Curse. Gypsy, eh, *Moon*, I mean. It’s a Moon of the Mãebaleia continent. And the Jeogeot continent as well has its own Moon. You’ve been once, or Baker Bloch has been once. Go back.

bb:

Ok, I will. So let’s move to the central pool, the central Lambfoot Dub, the middle of the three, and also the middle in size as we move front to back through the collage. This I suppose is more the present or current condition. We are on Otherland Island #1, seemingly firmly established. The Gallery at the Temple of TILE is built and now birthing the new Wheeler series. 1, 2, 3 so far. This, “Bigfeet”, again, is the third. The red shoe or red slipper has been found.

Hucka D.:

That is the present. That is the current. Current River. The Arab.

bb:

Let’s focus, Hucka D., on that middle Lambfoot Dub in the collage, then. We have the focus of the red shoe, which is also, apparently, the red slipper. Between two red or red oriented animals, Rudolph to its left and below, and a red fox, which I think is Wilsonia Foxclaw, to its right and above. Then direct above it is a statue of Shirley Temple. S. Temple was the first choice of Metro Goldwyn Mayer for the role of Dorothy Gale in the 1939 Wizard of Oz movie, Hucka D. She could have worn those red ruby slippers and become even more famous than she was at the time. Yet it was the destiny of the relatively unknown Judy Garland to fill those shoes, and to become bigger than Temple, completely unknowable at the time. Those were some big shoes to fill, as it turned out. Temple didn’t have the stuff needed. Garland did. The Abominable Monster standing behind here, then, represents a form of Bigfoot or Yeti. We also know this is… well…

Hucka D.:

Let me take over for a spell. We know it stands for The Abomination beside Hilo Peak in Federal. Fedarul? It is also a symbol for Neptune now through the same height Neptune statues found guarding the main harbour of that island. You must go back sometime. It is also the Neptune, now, that sees, or saw you-as-Baker-Bloch off on his way to Pluto/Moon-of-Neptune. Neptune also rules or guards Otherland Island #1, as he does the similar sized Nautilus City/Island. They are now in direct resonance through The Magic. The Spell.

bb:

Let me take over…

Hucka D.:

The shoe is Pluto. Red. Important. Shiny nose. The thing that saves Christmas. Rudolph was also present in the Yale collage “Frank N’ Maria Stein”, as was the Denver qb/roller coaster with planets complex already discussed. And also The Abominable Snowman from that same Xmas flick was in the same Yale collage. But this time, instead of staring at each other across the Greenup Gill, they mutually stare at the red slipper. All the attention of the middle Lambfoot Dub is directed at that shoe. And then you have the researcher of Wilsonia backhousei also on the shore of this middle Dub. He is instead looking down at his own foot, and the strangled backhousei underneath it. A close up of this drubbing, um, is seen in the upper left corner of the new collage. That’s a close up of what he’s looking at. But the foot is also the same as the foot of Wilsonia fox, the red fox. The red fox of the collage is the same as Wilsonia. Wilsonia Foxclaw. Redfox. Redd. Foxx. Wilson. That is the present.

bb:

A big shoe to fill. Really big shoe, as Ed Sullivan use to famously say.

Hucka D.:

So we’re back to Wilsonia Foxclaw, the mixed up boy girl.

bb:

The yellow submarine, to kind of complete the elements of the new collage, is being raised, apparently, out of the water of the middle Dub, Hucka D., through its attachment to the red fox’s tail. The yellow sub was also present in the Yale collage we’ve been speaking about. It’s also, obviously to me, matched with the burning car, for this association is made plain as well in the Greenup series. That’s where I believe both first show up in the 10×10… um, at least the burning car from [delete name].

Hucka D.:

The burning car drops vertically into a hole, like a rook. The yellow submarine is raised, by you no less in the collage of Greenup, diagonally, like a bishop. Rook — horizontal and vertical; bishop — diagonal. The two types of moves combine in The Queen. The Queen is both life and death, since the car here represents death and the yellow submarine life or resurrection. Ant. did not understand this collage. He saw it as a threat of sorts. Devil. Evil.*

bb:

He is comfortable in his own circle.

Hucka D.:

Correct. You are not really in that circle, and never were. But it matters more now to him. He is circling his wagons. We have again moved away from the collage interpretation. (laughs).

bb:

I think it is the resurrection of The Sun, Hucka D.

Hucka D.:

We should end here. Go to your golf course. (smiles).

bb:

Thank you.

* Ant. is not referring to Headburro Antfarm here but another friend.

 

“Bigfeet” January 29, 2009

Filed under: collage 10x10,Gallery at the Temple of TILE (Stephen),Hucka D. — baker Blinker @ 5:57 pm

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“Difficult to concentrate tonight Hucka D., for some reason.”

Hucka D.:

Planets. Cold.

bb:

I want to struggle through an attempt at an interpretation of “Bigfeet”. This is rather more complicated that the first two of the Wheeler series.

Hucka D.:

Yes.

bb:

Let’s start with the Wilsonia plant [Wilsonia backhousei] at the bottom of the picture. Ah heck, I give up for now…

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“Let’s try again, Hucka D.”

Hucka D.:

Sure. Just relax. Take it easy.

bb:

So returning to the Wilsonia backhousei at the bottom of the picture. This is actually the Golden Dodder beginning to strangle off the Wilsonia. Let’s call it, for now, a symbiosis… one attacts the other, after all.

Hucka D.:

He or she is a collagist as well, apparently. (smiles)

bb:

Well, yeah, some of the images from the Yale collage, called, um… lemme look that up. (pause). Yeah, its, well you know I just totally forgot the title of this one. It’s “Frank N’ Maria Stein.” I don’t think I even mentioned the title in the post I’m linking it to here. Queer, perhaps. But it’s mostly that central top complex of images we’re talking about right here, or the John Elway headed figure who stands beside the roller coaster full of marbles that represent planets. He holds above the roller coaster a burning car — obvious representation of the Sun that the planets revolve around or spiral around. Mercury, the planet/marble that should be at the top of the roller coaster in this relationship, is substituted for by an actual roller coaster car.

But in the new collage of the Wheeler series, called “Bigfeet”, we have this image itself cut up. You’re saying this Wilsonia/Golden Dodder creature did this… I can see that, but can you explain more?

Hucka D.:

Calm, calm. We actually have most of the images from that older [Yale] collage repeated in this new one. Yale is the direct lower octave of Wheeler, as are all tiers [group of 10 collages] that are 5 apart in the overall 10×10. Appropriate, then — or perhaps I should say not out of place or not surprising, then — that images from this strong collage in the Yale series, coming toward its end and one that’s picked up a bunch of outside resonation in the meantime*, should show up in the Wheeler series. Perhaps surprising is that they show up so early in the new series, and en masse. This is obviously related to “Carrcass-1” now. Xmas is over; “Carrcass-1” is over. What’s next? — that kind of thing.

bb:

I get the sense that the Golden Dodder/Wilsonia is a symbol of Otherland itself and the sprawling archipelago — like tentacles of the Golden Dodder, spreading outward.

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Is Wilsonia, then, the main Otherland Island [Otherland Island #1]?

Hucka D.:

Wilsonia is the thing that needs protection. She or he exists in the most remote valley of the Big Island. Yes, she/he is threatened, just as the forest of Azure Islands *was* threatened. Now the threat on AI has become very, very real. Same thing could happen here. It’s the new Void Sim policy, of course. Plus perhaps a mistrust, going along with this, of the Lindens who created and control SL itself. You must stay on the edge now, but Otherland is not immune to these powers and influences… they are renters too, just like yourself baker b./Baker Bloch. They are being choked right now as well. Whether, well, whether this *kills* the Wilsonia involved or not — time will tell. But at any rate, they’ll have to move off the grid at some point, or duplicate their works in another virtual reality. They’ll split in two. Look at the picture now in this new light…

bb:

Hmmmm, well I’m getting the sensation that, yes, the Wilsonia backhousei/Golden Dodder symbiosis is Otherland, but also the main islands themselves are represented by the Wilsonia. The islands are Wilsonia; the *grid* is the Golden Dodder, though. The largest Wilsonia leaf is the main island. Beside it, to its immediate right, is Otherland Island #3, as I’m calling it. And then moving to the bottom of the picture, away from these two more central islands, is Otherland Island #2. Interesting that this is the island where Baker Bloch was launched in a rocket to the Otherland’s “Moon”, with the Gypsy Purse and Grassy Knoll.

Hucka D., maybe the helmeted head and arm with the burning car that have been cut off represent the Sun replaced by the [watery] Moon here. It represents the end of Christmas, true (see this post again for interpretation of helmeted head as Santa Claus through Denver Q-back Jay Cutler from Santa Claus, Indiana), but… do you think this is Otherland Island #2, as I do?

Hucka D.:

Yes. Then the head cut off of the Denver quarterback would be loss of friendship of the person, perhaps an Alien like Wheeler, who launched you to this Moon. Loss of friendship. His choice, though. And then *he* ruined the grounds, when he said he wouldn’t. You didn’t; you kept about all of the ground cover that came with your parcel. You are *respecting* Wilsonia, then, admitting that he/she exists. Your former friend has rejected this reality for his own self-enclosed *Wheeler* reasons.

bb:

Wheeler is, then, the Golden Dodder? Wheeler the Wurme?

Hucka D.:

The quarterback and his roller coaster representing the solar system was purposely balanced upon the edge of the Wilsonia leaf just as your former friend’s rocket launcher and formerly unstained wilderness, relatively speaking, is perched on the edge of Otherland Island #2. Yes, this represents the end of friendship. The Sun has become the Moon, with the solar images of helmeted head and burning car used elsewhere. This is the Wilsonia’s decision — your friend’s decision as well, but Wilsonia then reacting, I should put it.

bb:

The grid is sucking the vital fluids of Wilsonia, which represents the true and Green Otherland. Choking it off. The Golden Dodder. Wheeler [False Wheeler]. But let’s move to the burning car. “Otherland”, or perhaps Wilsonia acting through the Golden Dodder (as Otherland acts through the Linden grid), now holds the burning car over another helix centered complex, which is my opus 19 sculpture. 3 birds, red-green-blue, in one.

Hucka D.

Your friendship with Rocket Man has ended, but you have gotten what you need out of it. The Moon. Launched from Otherland Island #2, in your former friend’s rocket. When you reached The Moon, which is also the same as Pluto (theorized moon of planet Neptune), then you found the Gypsy Purse and the relationship with Grassy Knoll… that’s all you were suppose to find at this point, along with a curiously similar hillock to Hilo Peak next to The Abomination.

bb:

Hucka D., I believe the fox more in the center of the new picture, this “Bigfeet” collage, is a symbol of Wilsonia Foxclaw, who was “found” in the remotest vallery of Otherland Island #1 by Baker Bloch.

Hucka D.:

That’s in the future; he hasn’t found her yet.

bb:

Ok, but he obviously will. The man or hiker whose foot has merged with the fox’s foot or feet… hmmm, Baker Bloch?

Hucka D.:

The two merge here.

bb:

Hiking seems to be implied, like I’m, or Baker Bloch, is hiking all over Otherland Island #1. The two [Baker Bloch and Wilsonia *Fox*claw] are here in step with each other… in synch or sync. The fox, then, looks directly at Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer in the “Bigfeet” collage. Between them is yet another red image: one of the ruby red slippers of Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz.

Hucka. D:

Not quite, but go on…

bb:

I believe this is the center of the collage, Hucka D. The pivotal image.

Hucka D.:

Right. I agree. But what is it?

bb:

Well, it’s Rudolph’s red nose for starters, obviously. The nose that saved Christmas for Santa.

Hucka D.:

Christmas returns, then. Wilsonia is not strangled out on the corner of Otherland Island #2 yet. The helmeted head of Jay Cutler remains collaged into its body. Wheeler has not begun. This collage series has not begun. Yale remains alone, and without a double. The Sun.

bb:

Another thing I thought about, Hucka D., is that *immediately* upon purchasing my Otherland parcel, and thus becoming an Otherlander myself, the Holiday snow melted and the green, green grass of the archipelago returned, one of its defining qualities. It is as if I caused the melting through the purchase, through the transformation. I transformed right in step with the island [bb is correct, in part, in saying island here, for Otherland Island #2 remained green throughout the Holiday season, it seems].

Another thing: the burning car, in the new collage, points *downwards* instead of upwards in “Frank N’ Maria Stein”. That may mean it represents The Moon and not The Sun, as it did in that earlier collage. The Moon, Hucka D., the place the rocket ship sent me. The Otherland archipelago, as a whole, turned The Sun into The Moon, for a spell at least. This allowed me, as Baker Bloch, to land on The Moon, which is also a bit like Pluto. But soon it was all gone, including the central Gypsy Purse and Grassy Knoll.

Hucka D.:

Adam and Eve. Mmmmmm’s.

bb:

Perhaps that’s why the burning car is positioned directly above the helix of opus 19. *Opus 19* represents the rocket launcher. Centered by the golden helix.

Hucka D.:

This is the redemption of Otherland, especially Otherland Island #1. The golden chaos becomes the golden control, in the form of a helix framed and supported by the red, green and blue birds. Golden. Yellow. Sun.

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Even though this “Moon” of Otherland is now gone, it leaves its trace for me to remember and still act upon, like I’m doing with this collage [“Bigfeet”]. (pause) I think Wilsonia Foxclaw will remember that Moon with me, Hucka D.

Hucka D.:

Wilsonia is a key. Green. Redfox.

bb:

Thank you. We will continue.

 

Hiking OI1, Southeast 2

Filed under: Otherland Island #1 — baker Blinker @ 12:29 pm

Continuing from Hiking OI1, Southeast 1, then. Interesting chromatically colored house — *starkly* chromatic — just beyond the unicorn mentioned at the end of that last post. Perhaps important to note that although the outside is basically colored red, the interiors of each floor are painted in all the 4 TILE colors. The walls of the 3 floors of the house, from top to bottom, are singly painted red, blue, and yellow. In addition, the stairs connecting these 3 levels are painted green. All very bright and very chromatic, again, just like the colors of TILE are suppose to be. I’ll keep this house in the back of my mind, then, when writing about TILE in the future, especially considering various SL manifestations of the game/philosophy/religion.

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Just beyond the garishly colored house Baker Bloch comes across this burning car and thrown passenger. Noobs, eh? Always into trouble. 🙂

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We’re now at the very, very southeast tip of the whole Otherland Island #1, particularly marked by the islet pictured here which appears to be somewhat less that 10 meters long and totally devoid of objects. This would be in Fredericks, actually.

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Moving west along the southern coastline, quickly leaving behind Fredericks and entering Gardiner, Blochs soon comes across this high speed, more darkly colored waterfall.

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In climbing the bank here in an attempt to find the source of the water in the falls, Baker Bloch is greeted by the sight of a quite large, similarly dark body of water. In again checking behind Baker today, Wilsonia Foxclaw is finding that this entire lake, and also the waterfall, is part of one parcel, thus seeming to negate the legitimacy of a true Otherlander stream. That is, although the water level drops in this “stream’, no part is protected by the Otherlander group, and no part is shared by more than one parcel. In other words, all this could go away in the blink of an eye, as they say, if the owner of the parcel decides to pull up the stakes and move elsewhere. No, I won’t get attached, then, to this particular waterway, however pretty it might be. Interesting how much darker it is than the “regular’ water of Otherlander. But this should have been a tip-off for Baker at the time that this was an unofficial waterfall. Something to remember in the future!

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Interesting, large rock beside the darkly colored pond or lake. And there’s another little choo choo (!), although this one wasn’t operating at the time of Baker’s visit (and still isn’t during Wilsonia’s current visit, although Wilsonia has found a cobweb fronted tunnel that the train track passes through Baker missed).

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Hiking OI1, Southeast 1

Filed under: Otherland Island #1 — baker Blinker @ 12:27 pm

Baker’s heads south and then east tonight, in an attempt to cover more the southeast corner of Otherland Island #1. He hasn’t been disappointed with any sim of the island visited yet, and he isn’t tonight as well. Lovely landscape, and I agree with others that it may be the most beautiful estate in SL. But I could also be a little prejudiced because I’m an Otherlander myself now.:)

Along the east side of the otherwise thickly forested Stephen sim (most of which, however, is up for sale), there’s this swathe of unforested land, bordering Irene. Baker decides to head down this swathe in order to more quickly reach the se part of the island. Note the “manor house” to Baker’s left here, already mentioned in this earlier blog post.

I should also add that Baker has just walked around the sides of the mountain just above his cabin, already seen in this earlier, Stephen related post, compared, at the time to the somewhat nearby “Beehive’s Nest” or “Pithlit Mountain”, with basically the same elevation.

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Traveling this swathe, Baker quickly reaches the Upper Falls on the southern border of Irene visited the night before, I believe. Here he’s already on the other side of the falls in Thargor, having traversed the stream at its top over that wooden bridge again.

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Another, seemingly identical wooden bridge is found a little further to the south in Thargor. In checking behind Baker Bloch, Wilsonia Foxclaw (yes, Baker Bloch has yet another new checker!) finds that the bridge is at the bottom end of a quite interesting, approx. 100 meter long protected path, called the Thagor Path in the description, whose northern end commands a great vantage point of the Upper Falls. In the snapshot below, Blochs is sitting in a park-like area immediately to the east of the path, whose most interesting feature, among a number of ’em, might be this little 2 car choo choo train and accompanying track.

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If not, it might be this colorfully lighted gazebo-like structure, called the Radland Tranquility House, complete with an upstairs patio and side-long aquarium, as Wilsonia F. just found out. Nifty! Baker Bloch (and Wilsonia, for that matter) will certainly be returning to this place sometime soon.

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Then as he’s about to leave the park, Baker sees these flashing lights in the sky, which continue until he moves away. He thinks again: is it possible for ghosts and ufos to exist in a virtual reality? He doesn’t think that’s the case in this particular instance — scripts are probably to blame. Yet it reminds him to keep the idea of unexplainable phenomenon in the back of his head as he continues to explore SL. Certainly some odd things have happened already, although nothing totally unexplainable, such as — I don’t know — teleportation to a totally different dimension apart from SL through a portal. Oh wait: suppose that might have happened as well already. Maybe.

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Another odd object found floating in the sky near the park. Looks like an irregularly shaped pane of glass (?)

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Then this giant faucet, which is actually less mysterious to Baker Bloch, although he still desires to know the story of its manifestation, if there is one.

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Then just inland from the faucet is positioned these several objects, including a framed hammer with the word “Erlanger” engraven on its wooden handle. And there’s actually another piano (white one) just to the north of the one pictured here. Why 2 pianos? Are these some kind of remains of an otherwise derezzed house? Or is there another, more mysterious story behind this hodgepodge collection (including the giant faucet)?

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Baker keeps moving down the side of the waterway here, which, yes, is an official waterway of Otherland Island #1 in my estimation, since there is a protected elevation drop along its course (not explored that night, though). Since the source is in Thargor, we’ll call it the Thargor Waterway, in line with the coining of the Irene Waterway and Verloren Waterway before it. In quickly checking my map, we have several more official waterways to yet name and explore on Otherland Island #1, and even a couple on Otherland Island #3, for that matter.

Nice blue flowers and circle of ‘shrooms here. Just to the south, on the same parcel, Baker also encounters a red horned, red eyed, black coated unicorn drinking from a side pool (not pictured).

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Looking back at the giant faucet from shoreline further south.

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Hiking OI1, Southeast 2

 

Blake Sea…

Filed under: Blake Sea — baker Blinker @ 12:04 pm

TEXT SOON.
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“Wilsonia Driver” January 26, 2009

Filed under: collage 10x10,Gallery at the Temple of TILE (Stephen),Hucka D. — baker Blinker @ 9:39 pm

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“Hucka D., should we attempt an interpretation of “Wilsonia Driver” at this time?”

Hucka D.:

Sure, why not.

bb:

Let’s start with the blind sewing woman, then. She is operating a Wheeler-Wilson sewing machine, circa, er, 1873.

Hucka D.:

She is blind *and* mute. But continue…

bb:

But then in front of her is another Wheeler-Wilson machine, of a slightly later date, it seems (c.1892). Is this time travel, then?

Hucka D.:

Let me speak a spell, perhaps. The blind mute appears to be driving the second, later Wilson Wheeler machine, somehow. There’s a “steering wheel”. Wheeler implied again, perhaps. Car. The Wheelers of the Return to Oz movie (and, by implication, SID’s 1st Oz) were half men, half cars. Perhaps they were men who loved their cars so much they became one and the same?

bb:

Right.

Hucka D.:

Anyway, the blind mute is, in another way — relating this to SID’s 1st Oz through Return to Oz — Helen Keller, who was born near the Wilson Dam, in turn, near the Wheeler Dam. Time was reversed in this place: the conjunction of Wheeler and Wilson. This is about time travel, then, true enough.

bb:

Yet this also relates to the African-American author Wilsonia Driver. And also the Wilsonia plant, also present in this picture [green mat of plants in backing landscape]. It’s rather complicated… more than the 1st collage of the Wheeler series.

Hucka D.:

True enough. I’m not sure the blind mute operating or “driving” the two Wilson-Wheeler machines is a symbol of Wilsonia in this way, but the parasite plant, what’s called, I believe, the Golden Dodder. The Golden Dodder is within or makes up the yellow ring surrounding the already, um, predatored Wilsonia [Backhousia] within. But the living or unviolated Wilsonia still lies all around; the sewing machine, the outer one, in this way, represents the Golden Dodder, the working edge of the parasite ring. Soon that Wilsonia will also act as a host to the vampiric Dodder. The sewing needle is positioned on the working edge of the ring, then. This is where Dodder (yellow) begins or continues to invade Wilsonia (Green). Remember that Wilsonia [Foxclaw] stated she or he was “Green” in that last post here. You must think about all these things.

bb:

The blind/mute woman is so because she is blind to her vampiric [parasitic] quality. It’s the only way of living she knows. She is blind to the bad she is causing the surrounding Wilsonia [already mostly dead in the center of the ring where the Dodder has worked its way out from]. What about the giant tree, then?

Hucka D.:

Another Wilsonia symbol, obviously, since it is the General Grant Redwood located in or near Wilsonia, California. (pause) Another threatened plant, but very large in this case as opposed to the very small. Large and small both are threatened.*

bb:

There’s something quite odd and mysterious about the central figure and her actions with the sewing machines.

Hucka D.:

It’s like a black hole. Forward and reverse at once.

(to be continued?)

* This interpretation is reinforced by the huge burn mark on General Grant’s trunk (as also seen in the collage), significantly reducing its base circumference.

 

Another 4th, then…

Filed under: Uncategorized — baker Blinker @ 9:18 am

“Hucka D., can we chat a bit about the new 4th?”

Hucka D.:

Certainly. Wilsonia.

bb:

Can we talk with her, or him, in these kind of posts?

Hucka D.:

Right on. Here she or he is.

Wilson:

Hello bb!

bb:

Hey Wilsonia! So I understand you might be helping us, me, with the interviews coming up.

Wilsonia:

Right on.

bb:

Have to ask this: are you the same as the Wheeler we’ve been talking to?

Wilson:

I have been talking to you.

bb:

I’ll take that for a maybe-to-yes. Wilsonia?

Wilsonia:

Yes?

bb:

Do you have any preference for who we should interview first?

Wilson:

Yes. Headburro Antfarm. Hyperbook – blog relationship. Mythology, SL style. Salad Bar, um, Salazar Jack. All that good stuff. You must return to the mainlands sometime, unfortunately.

bb:

You sound quite a lot like Hucka D. in the manner of your talk, Wilsonia.

Wilsonia:

We are close. But you…

bb:

Oh, right. Have to also ask about Gene Fade. Are you a Nother, Wilsonia?

Wilson:

I am!

bb:

Have you ever lived in Notherton, then?

Wilsonia:

Yes! No! (pause) Yes! (pause)

bb:

Let me put it this way. Do you have the memories of Gene Fade, the Mossman, within your pretty head?

Wilson:

Thank you! And: yes. I can.

bb:

What does being a “Nother” entail?

Wilsonia:

It’s like, wow. Far out.

bb:

Do you live in that narrow, remote canyon? All alone by yourself?

Wilson:

I live in the woods. Yes.

bb:

How long have you lived there?

Wilsonia:

Hard to say. 2 1/2 years, about?

bb:

Since the inception of Otherland, then?

Wilson:

I was born with Otherland. Nother. Notherton.

bb:

You are, in this way, the same as the island itself? Otherland Island #1, I mean?

Wilsonia:

Yes.

bb:

Otherland Island #2 as well?

Wilson:

No.

Otherland Island #3, then?

Wilsonia:

Not really.

bb:

So you and Otherland Island #1, the place I, we, now live, The Bakers and Hucka D., that’s your island in a sense. You and the island are one.

Wilson:

I am the guiding creative spirit of the island. I am Green.

bb:

Do you know of the work “2Ms”?

Wilsonia:

I know of the Mossmen. And I know of Esbum’s Pond, which is one piece instead of 2 now. The island has sink/sank/sunk. Like The Arab before it. This is Azure Island #1, a close counterpart in the metaverse. But that spirit, who also lived in the woods, is no more in this timeline. She or he was deleted along with the Pictor forest. It could happen to me as well, you know. That’s why you needed to find me. To save me. To help save me, I mean, for there are others. Nothers.

bb:

Are you also the guiding spirit for the Wheeler collage series?

Wilson:

*Yes*.

bb:

Hucka D. too?

Wilsonia:

Right on.

bb:

What’s next for that?

Wilson:

Sewing machine.

bb:

Thank you.

 

Nautilus Underwater, North 1

Filed under: Nautilus City — baker Blinker @ 8:53 am

Just pictures this time, and 1 SLurl.
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Hiking OI1, East 2

Filed under: Otherland Island #1 — baker Blinker @ 8:39 am

Baker Bloch continues east beyond the Irene sim, hiking around the south side of the mountain range separating Irene and Zell. Here Blocks is rather precariously balanced almost on the edged border of Zell and the sim of Salome to the south. He stares at a structure he’s run across once before in his explorations: what appears to be an empty, perhaps unfinished wooden structure. It almost looks like a multi-leveled dock of some kind, and perhaps that’s what it was intended to be. Whatever the case, there’s absolutely no interior furniture or decoration of any kind. Also the parcel it sits on has only about 1/6th the allowed prims… anyway, I’ve speculated long enough on the mystery, and don’t want to dig any further into perhaps what is someone’s private affairs.

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The Zell sim is centered by yet another large lake, as are a number of Otherland Island #1 sims — Irene and Hain immediately spring to mind. Blochs is thinking like me here: there needs to be more vegetation around the essentially bare shoreline of the lake. But otherwise the view of the huge mountain range ringing the backside of the lake is really quite stunning. Baker decides to save a full exploration of this lake until later to continue is trek toward the sea.

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Another large waterfall is found at the outlet of the Zell Lake, which Baker only views from afar. He’s now on a peninsula jutting into the Otherland sea itself on the east side of Otherland Island #1. This is in the Kapron sim.

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Baker stands on the extreme east edge of the island now, staring at a satellite island just ahead.

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