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Loose Thoughts… June 15, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — baker Blinker @ 7:50 am

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“Let’s start with this SL continent diagram, Hucka D. Now this is in really, really rough form presently but I thought I’d go ahead and show here what I presently have, at this stage.”

Hucka D.:

SL was designed as a hexagon of continents. But the pattern only kicks in with Mãebaleia (green circle) above, and the switching from the original, western hemisphere of the virtual world to the new, eastern hemisphere. Heterocera was instead designed as a reaction to the original continent of Sansara. Some avatars do not even consider it a separate continent but merely an upward extension of Sansara. Jeogeot is different because it is far far to the south of both these original landmasses. The pattern was decided then, or *remembered* then. Then Mãebaleia was formed as a direct double to Jeogeot, but with some important decisions. They act as one organism, as you now know, spinning around each other; sharing a common “moon” now. Inside this is the story of Crabwoo and Chilbo. Now moving on around the hexagon defined circle you have continents after Mãebaleia forming correctly on the hexagon, first Nautilus and then Corsica. But Gaeta, planned as a series of interlocking continents, actually, represents another departure on the other side. Then you have, literally overnight, the island of Nautilus City popping up between Mãebaleia and Nautilus continent, after the original Gaeta continent, which I would color, roughly again, indigo in this scheme. Without Nautilus City, the western hemisphere could not be stabilized because of this. And the Blake Sea further reinforces this weakness, this crack. That’s why they are still valuable to explore. It was brought up in Nish’s comment to your comment tonight. You must go back to NC. Send Baker Bloch.

bb:

I’ll think about that.

Hucka D.:

Nautilus City would be colored blue-green or cyan in this scheme. If you look at the pattern, it would be directly opposite of Sansara.

bb:

On this older map of the SL grid, you can clearly see the Blue Feather Sea area of Mãebaleia was formed first. It’s sad to see Otherland in its true, prominent position on that map, Hucka D.

Hucka D.:

Yes.

bb:

Certainly an interesting collection of maps here from the eastern continents, Hucka D.

Hucka D.:

Another important thing to mention, baker b., is that Crabwoo was formed exactly 1 year after Chilbo, as the encompassing continent of Mãebaleia was roughly formed 1 year after Jeogeot. The hexagonal pattern above, in its perfect form, then, would produce continents exactly 1 year apart. But only Chilbo-Crabwoo retain this perfection.

bb:

What is the role of the Korean Channel here, in particular, the relationship of it with the six sim Blue Feather Sea?

Hucka D.:

To stabilize the central, most perfect part of the pattern, the Korean Channel had to be retro-engineered from the Blue Feather Sea. When this happened, all of SL began to revolve around the two involved continents, reacting against this perfection in various ways. Nautilus City is a prime example.

bb:

I have read brief comments that the Lindens, or maybe just a particular Linden, wanted each continent to have a primary urban area.

Hucka D.:

You must decide how to deal with that central perfection of Chilbo-Crabwoo and Jeogeot-Mãebaleia. Do you stay within that circle permanently, knowing what you know? It might be a good option. You want to talk about RL outside of SL, taking that up.

bb:

Right. I think I might be at the point of forming this inner circle within SL so that I feel comfortable to leave, having a center now. I could not find it while focused totally on Sansara, though. Sansara-centric view of the world, like Europe-centric.

Hucka D.:

But you have more to explore in SL still. You need to fill out the story of how Karoz came about, and what he will do. Blue Feather… toy avatars.

bb:

That can be left until later.

Hucka D.:

As you wish.