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More Roamings, Misc. Stuff… May 7, 2009

The SL inspired abstract work of Bau Ur , who I met upon my first visit to Yapland. Very beautiful and moving. This is from Twilight’s Peace; her paintings are also found at the Palais du Gouverneur, Bourbon

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Wilsonia was pleasantly surprised to find that the waterfall next to the Okinu sim was still there, with the inclusive parcel now providing a free inner tube ride that propels one over the end of a conveyer belt and directly into the waters of the Okinu sim some 30 meters below. Wilsonia quite enjoyed the ride!

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Then she had to jump off at a certain point and take a gander at the glyphs she knew would confront her when reaching the bottom. Hmmmm… this one has an interesting sawtooth shaped jag to it.

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Then it’s on to the Linden Memorial Island with Baker Bloch once again. I neglected to advertise in this blog that the island is now open to the public (!). More info can be found in this post from the official SL blog.

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The same night, I believe, Baker Bloch visits some old stomping grounds in the Cecropia sim, namely the very green pool of water called the Grief Containment Pond, complete with a pipe that heads all the way south to ANWR. You can find out more about the latter here. Like ANWR, the Griefer Containment Pond is also listed as a Point of Interest for the Atoll Continent (Heterocera), but, as yet, doesn’t have any text on its particular page.

Anyway, back to Baker Bloch’s personal experiences with the pipeline that connects the two. Well, it does and it doesn’t. I’m pretty sure that Baker Bloch has walked in this pipe before, and I know Baker Blinker has. Before today, the Bakers were able to walk maybe a third of the way south toward ANWR before reaching a dead end. This day, Baker got stuck almost at the beginning. I’ll have to remember to send in the shorter Hucka Doobie to see how far he can now go. But at any rate, it seems that the pipe is narrowing, at least in places. More Sansara-Heterocera strangeness?

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I don’t usually like to jump ahead of fellow explorers to areas they’ve advertised they wish to explore in the near future, especially to take pictures. But I did make this one exception. I’m sure fellow Sansara trekker Nish’s snapshots of the Fuchsia sim will be much nicer than mine, and the accompanying text will be much more journalistic.* However, I was struck by a *slight but perhaps still distinct* resemblance between this oddly shaped Linden created rook (chess rook, that is) structure near the western edge (left side of photo below) and my Darkside’s Temple of the Moon. I’m pretty sure I’ve been to Fuschia before, but I don’t remember this object at all, nor the forest that covers the much of the western part of the sim next to it. Hopefully Nish’s promised blog post concerning the sim will provide more light on this “mystery”.

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Maybe it’s just the same combination of looking up through a crack in gray matter toward a blue sky. More research needed, perhaps.

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Then it’s on to the “Something to CHRO About” gallery in Healy, but not with Baker Bloch this time, nor any of the familar, extended family. No, this is someone different: it’s the highly anticipated snapshot debut of *Karoz* that Hucka D. and I have been chatting about recently. As you can see, he’s very green. More on him later. Hucka D. has said several times that Baker Bloch and Karoz will be best of buddies in SL.

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“Hey, I have pink hair now!” (Great… another comic in the lair.)

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Moving on yet again, this time to Nova Albion, although I don’t think Edward Manray will be able to help me much with my examination of Sansara continent mysteries (thanks anyway for the im, Edward!), I decided on a whim to visit his office in a Grignano brownstone apt. building. There I spotted this prettily framed photograph hanging beside the front door. Judging by the appearance, this must be an ancestor of Edward Manray himself — is this gentleman, in a kneeling position, perhaps proposing to the queerly expressioned woman in the photo? Why is she looking directly at the photographer with such an expression? Luv to know the story.

On second thought, maybe Mr. Manray can help me out in some way. After all, I do know that Myst may be involved.

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* Yes, indeed! Read here.

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6 Responses to “More Roamings, Misc. Stuff…”

  1. nishmip Says:

    I don’t know if I cracked any of the mysteries just found a whole load more :))). Looking forward to hearing more on Karoz.

  2. baker Says:

    That 32 prim Jack Linden sculpture keeps drawing my attention — just at Fuchsia a minute ago. Also hopped over to Extasia and came across a very fast spinning cardinal, and a rather hidden, squalking underwater turkey in need of a hug, fwiw. In looking up word Fuchsia on wikipedia noticed rgb color coordinates of Fuchsia are 255, 0, 255. If you translate this to SL, could perhaps point to ne corner of sim (256,256,0 — close enough?) and the hole anomaly where you can look under sim. Again, fwiw. Looks like from your post this occurs at nw corner as well?

    Final note for now, on texture: noticed on my Otherland property that the granite beach I always thought would remain on the bay shore opposite my shack, and make nice, solid ground for a fishing spot, kept revolving around the bay at different times.

    Presently doing another study on texture — I’ll keep you guys informed. Great work again, Nish. Can’t wait for the next installment.:)

  3. […] and otherwise observations she had written about. I quickly summarized my follow up finds in 2 identical comments on both this blog and Nish’s own Big Orange […]

  4. […] that. (pause). Alright, in checking it looks like the last picture in my blog with Wilsonia is from close to a month ago. She went to Fuchsia and inside that Jack Linden created rook thingie. Then I wrote how it reminded […]

  5. […] now remember from this earlier post on Fuchsia that I compared the Jack Linden rook thingie with the Temple of the Moon at Darkside. […]

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