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We Better Chat, 7 March 30, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — baker Blinker @ 8:15 am

I wanted to put out some loose thought before bringing Hucka D. aboard tonight.

I’ve rented the Gaeta 2048 parcel, as I said in the last several posts. Now I’ve reconstructed the Edwardston Station Gallery from Healy there, and also stuck the Temple of TILE, rough version, on top of it, just like I did before in Nautilus City.

Although I’ve rented both the old gallery space in Yapland and also the ESG space, my guess is that I will pull out of there when the rent runs out and conglomerate in Gaeta. I will also give up Klein — tough to do that (marvelous views of neighbor’s complex constructions!) but there’s no room for growth in Klein beyond the 1024. Aplasta certainly has to go. Maybe make Klein into a sandbox and keep the 2048 in Gaeta, w/ the possibility of expanding it into a 4096. Maybe I should just go ahead and rent it… what the heck.

My idea for new builds, since the editing and then multiplication of Asylum’s simple shop to create the “true” Edwardston Station Gallery was so successful, is to keep using her material in builds. Thinking of slum apts. next, and certainly I could use the subway system again if I expand to a 4096 in Gaeta.

So the plan now: 2 Yapland spots, although paid for through April, will probably go, along with Aplasta for sure. Start gallery hopping again — is there anything akin to Yapland in the metaverse? Maybe not, really. Themed shows are not really my bag, and perhaps I’m blocking another artist from moving in that would relish the opportunity to participate in such a show.

What are my own plans, then? Well, the 10×10 is complete, and I want to keep analyzing it with Hucka D.’s help in the next month or so. RL photography will pick up. I have plans for chromagraphs, but not sure how to further that. Maybe ask Kelly or someone else about mentoring programs. Of course, another Carrcass-1 could be just around the corner. I’m never lacking for projects, it seems. And map studies, of course. Go elsewhere… nothing against KY but not sure how much further I can progress in Healy. The ESG, in its true form, was first suppose to manifest in Healy and then disappear from that landscape to reappear in other landscapes (like the Gaeta rental property, apparently).

Hucka D. will be happy to know I finally visited BROOK today… went to the old dam… amazed that I didn’t remember all the little cascades between the dam and the reservoir. Beautiful place. My next project in that area might be to rent some wading boots somewhere and hike all the way up BROOK to as close to the source as possible. Before May 15th or so.

I guess it’s time to bring in Hucka D. “Hucka D.?”

Hucka D.:

Yes, you have more of a plan now I see. I was moreover attempting to sway you away from Nautilus City. You see the reasons now…

bb:

Yes. the 1024 square piece of property, despite the double prims, would have been limiting space, with no possibility for growth or for purchase, given the price tag of neighboring parcels for the most part. Ill designed island overall, Hucka D., although some beautiful builds there. Otherland and also Azure Islands have the right idea: large parcels so that you have space between you and your neighbor. No, Nautilus City island is no Otherland for certain.

Hucka D.:

You can’t go back to Otherland. Sorry.

bb:

I’m sorry too. Nor Azure Island.

Hucka D.:

Not so sure about Azure Island, since they have a commercial district.

bb:

Alright, I’ll leave that door at least a little ajar.

Hucka D.:

But conglomeration in Gaeta is a good idea. Let April run its course, see what develops in Healy, and then go for broke in Gaeta.

bb:

What about Klein?

Hucka D.:

Possibly a sandbox. Yeah, I like the neighbor’s builds as well. And the subway! That could be a way to keep in touch with Nautilus City… you certainly don’t have to be on the island. Maybe don’t give up on Klein. Test out buildings there. Sandbox.

bb:

Should we talk about the 10×10 more, then, tonight?

Hucka D.:

Read Floydadada again. Pool the resources for the 10×10… Baker Bloch’s weblog.

bb:

I’m going to the newly set up Gaeta gallery and maybe take some pictures. How about a talk about the transition from Oblong to Hidalgo. Oblong was from the summer of 2007; Hidalgo from spring 2008. In the meantime ESBUM came along, which I thought was two (pools) at the time but after Carcass-1 from December of 2008, realized ESBUM was actually one pool of two separate parts. Like Lake James.

Hucka D.:

ESBUM was a giant influence on your early existence in SL, baker b., as both Baker Bloch and Baker Blinker. I don’t think you’ve totally understood that influence yet. Kerchal Forest, for instance, and Ms. Blinker’s curse, which keeps her cleanly white and pink. She is still in direct resonance with the creature Shakenstein, found in that forest. She merged with that creature to go to “true” Baker’s Island, the one, perhaps, off the coast of Cape Breton Island in Newfoundland. Wait… Nova Scotia.

bb:

But it’s Henry’s Island.

Hucka D.:

You then found several island that seemed to roughly correspond to the size and shape and idea of this Baker’s Island or Henry Island in SL, including Azure Island #1, Azure Island #2, Burning Life Island, Nautilus City island, and Otherland Island #1. You should look over those early posts in the blog again, along with part 8, where you return to Sansara. But I think Nautilus City island might be closest to your idea, since it comes at the end of part 8. You found Baker’s Island, but then you immediately moved beyond it with immersion into the Carrcass-1 project, and then the Otherland project and then the Wheeler-Jasper collage project. Parts 1-8 of the blog are really self contained in this fashion. You should probably mention this to HBA sometime. Starting with part 9 and all those chat sessions we had (a-aa), it moved beyond SL in a larger way than even before with the Hidalgo series.

bb:

I thought Baker Blinker’s curse was over after the completion of Carrcass-1, Hucka D.

Hucka D.:

Yes, to a very large degree it was. The Moon and Pluto had been dealt with. Jasper 04 is something about that, Hucka D. Pier’s Gill, where you-know-who died in 2007, is replaced by Gill’s Pier after 2051, 44 years later. He will Return. Then you will have the promised land, where Carrcass-1’s real name can be revealed.

bb:

[Delete name], you mean.

Hucka D.:

Right. And then RS7 is coming up. You have many things to deal with in the near future. Conglomerate in Gaeta. It’s nice enough… you can sell there; manipulate the land more. Make your own self-contained energy, baker b. Let the web site and this blog be the main portal into SL. SL has no real energy by itself, or it’s not strong enough, at least for you. You are tied more to RL creations than many there who are working in more advanced ways, certainly, in scripting and such. You will only work in scripts in a limited way.

bb:

Let me briefly review, once more. Give up Nautilus City property obviously. Probably Yapland after April. Maybe keep Klein as a sandbox. Keep the 2048 in Gaeta and maybe expand it into 4096. Get rid of Aplasta.

Hucka D.:

That’s basically it.

bb:

Thank you.