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Loose Thoughts… July 31, 2009

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

Hucka D.:

You now know there are 2 equally legitimate ways to exhibit both your wife’s photographs and your collages. The two cube, each equivalent to a 1024 parcel to make 2048 together, can either be separate or together. You haven’t tried the side-by-side stacking yet.

bb:

No.

Hucka D.:

I think it may be time to try a 60x60x60 cube. On the Horisme property. Before you leave.

bb:

I’m not sure that’s a good idea, Hucka D. It would…

Hucka D.:

No, I suppose not. But to continue. You now know that b_hivia is just as legimate a way to exhibit these two collections, and in the exact same space, almost. 1 2048 composed of 2 1024s. I’m talking about perfectly square 1024 parcels now, of course. But for this second option, the two halves are so intertwined that they can’t be separated. b_hivia is more complex than just the Edwardston Station Gallery and the Temple of TILE separately, for that is what they are. The Okinu glyphs tried to tell you this. Uniko.

bb:

I can see that. Strange glyphs! I’m beginning to believe that Uniko is a true language, the language of synchronicity perhaps.

Hucka D.:

Maybe you should do an exhibit just on those glyphs at the Something To Chro About Gallery. For you will keep that gallery. Maybe.

bb:

So let me see… Edwardston Station Gallery can be fitted onto a square 1024, and this contains the whole collage 10×10 of 100 pieces, arranged in a very logical order. Same for the Temple of TILE when filled with Edna’s photographs to make the Gallery at the Temple of TILE. Both are cubes in this form, which can exist separately, as I have them now in Horisme, or together, as they briefly appeared in Ichalon… think that’s the only place. Then they separated out again in Noru before moving to Horisme. But the Temple of TILE has undergone a kind of transformation itself lately, with the additional circle based wing in Horisme, which appeared first, separately, in Noru. This broke it out of the perfect cube pattern. Should I keep this new wing? And the Big E is now also seemingly tied to the Temple of TILE. But Edna’s photographs aren’t, necessarily.

Here’s what I’m thinking. The Edwardston Station Gallery now in Horisme, although a very legitimate way of exhibiting the collage 10×10 by itself, must go for now. All the collages will be housed in b_hivia. Same will go for Edna’s photographs currently in the Temple of TILE in Horisme. But the Temple of TILE might remain, the structure itself. If the tower hadn’t been added…

Hucka D.:

And the Big E or Big Schwa. All signs indicate a restoration of your Noru property to its former extent. You must stay peripherally attached to Chilbo. Through Chilbo you are also attached, then, to Crabwoo, even though you now understand you don’t want to live there… neither do you need to live in Chilbo for that matter. Restore Noru. Big E is about Jeogeot, not the Atoll Continent. Rent on the Atoll Continent if you wish… you already are. Syd.

bb:

Want to talk about that rental?

Hucka D.:

No. Settle down in Noru again and we’ll talk further about Rubisea. Thank you.

bb:

Thank you.

 

Wilsonia at Sylver Forest, Baker B. At B_Hivia… Decisions, Decisions… July 30, 2009

Filed under: Norum,Uncategorized — baker Blinker @ 7:11 pm

Wilsonia makes her first visit, I believe, to the Sylver Forest Galleries. She ponders the mystery of the Tyle Cube, making its reappearance today after a couple of days in limbo.

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Then she goes outside to the Sky Forest to look up at the Big Schwa (formerly the Big E… or is it both?).

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Baker Bloch at the center of b_hivia, lower floor, showcasing the photography of Edna Blinker.

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Is it prudent to have the same approx. 160 piece set of art in both Noru (b_hivia) and Horisme (Sylver Forest Galleries)? Probably not, but I can’t make a choice between the 2 just yet. Will take it, perhaps, week to week. Thinking of redoing the photographs in the Temple of TILE, maybe combining it with the Where are we on that? Gallery. Maybe even moving it down to where the Edwardston Station Gallery presently sits (???). What to do with the Big Schwa, though?

 

b_hivia gallery (just like that!)

Filed under: B_Hivia,Edwardston Station Gallery,Norum,Rubi Forest — baker Blinker @ 8:21 am

More details soon, but for the past 2 days I’ve been heavily involved in creating a new gallery in Noru called b_hivia on my 2 remaining 1024 parcels there. As of about 8 tonight it’s done! It presents an alternate way of displaying almost all the photographs and collages of the 2 main Horisme galleries, or the Gallery at the Temple of TILE (Edna’s photos) and the Edwardston Station Gallery (my collages). There are strengths and weaknesses to both displays. If the Temple of TILE hadn’t been recently revised itself I might just say the heck with it and go with b_hivia as the main venue for Edna’s photos. I’m still tempted… I’ll have more to say about these 2 display options later. Some pictures for now of b_hivia, and, yes, it uses the old b_hivia from Gliese as its base. There’s 4 of them in this new structure, kind of a mini-Ubertemple. But the Ubertemple was too big, and perhaps its smaller successor in Otherland was as well. This seems to be just the right, and will fit snugly onto 2 side-by-side 1024s (2048 total, of course). This makes it also the alternate version of the stacked cube version of the Temple of TILE and the Edwardston Station Gallery first proposed this Spring (after the demolishment of the Otherland mega-gallery), which also fits snugly on the same amount of property (2 1024s). Very interesting… I’ll give a tour asap. And I want to chat w/ Hucka D. a little bit tonight as well. Don’t want to forget about Rubisea. But I have some more land decisions coming up soon. Do I give up Horisme already, since I have the new b_hivia in Noru at half the prim count (and 1/2 the land)? Do I rent more land in Noru, since I know I want to keep b_hivia there now? (there’s an issue with who can build at each location — considerably more options in Noru since Hucka D. and Baker Blinker can also build/rez things
there). Also the proximity to Chilbo must weigh in here; I simply am not attracted now to the Atoll continent like I use to before the escape this past winter, although I’ll always have a soft spot for the Rubi Forest itself… and the Great Wall a bit. And I have a good SL/RL friend that lives in the immediate area. Difficult decisions coming up. I’ve been in Noru about 2 1/2 months, with 3 months assured since I’ve paid rent through 8/15. And now it will be beyond for at least the 2 parcels that the spanking new b_hivia hovers above in the sky now (it’s at almost 300 meters).
There’s also the problem of where to put the newer narrative, SL photograph based galleries, starting with Where are we on that? and extending through “E” a letter of stories now. Both of these galleries have their origin in exhibits for the Something To Chro About Gallery in Yapland. Do I now keep that as well? I’ve been in Yapland, wow, almost 1/2 a year, an eternity in SL, at least for me. And I definitely want to keep options open for renting in other places as well, especially, now, Maebaleia, or most immediately. I still have my cottage in Bluedrake presently.
But to the preliminary photographs of b_hivia…
First, actually, let me present some pictures I had in my queue re the ground forest of my Horisme property, specifically focusing on a mound on the north side of the property. Not sure why I’m so interested in this; again, the mound makes a kind of convex/concave dialect with the pond immediately south of it, and the 2 represent the most prominent landscape forms of this miniature forest. Is it a remnant of a much vaster Sylver Forest that use to exist in this area, as Hucka D. has proposed? Could be. Here’s those pictures, then…

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Then here’s the b_hivia gallery in Noru. More soon on that… (it’s 60 meters tall, 60 meters long, and 30 meters wide in case you’re wondering about the dimensions)

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Blue On Blue… July 28, 2009

Filed under: Edwardston Station Gallery,Mãebaleia Continent — baker Blinker @ 6:41 am

Venturing pretty far west on Maebaleia to get this picture from Pumori. Baker is on an overlook above a lake about two to three times the size of Rubisea.

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Much higher above this same lake is found the very interesting Limoncello Gallery owned by LastDitch Writer. The art of LDW and many other can be found in this 100+ meter long blimp, complete with a number of internal levels. Quite different!

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Yet another gallery on the same continent called Bluebox. Just one of a number of galleries, oddly, that begin with the name “blue” and just happen to be situated on this continent. I’ll write more on that soon. As of now, I have a map of the 3 real or present galleries in question showing their relative location,, as well as a past/future gallery Blue Feather that I’ve mentioned a number of times already in this blog,

Stay tuned!……….

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Chat…

“Hucka D., I want to go back to this post from June which seems to summarize the story of Karoz in Jeogeot and perhaps Maebaleia as well. There’s so many references to “blue feather” and “blue cube” and blue in general — along with other things — in Maebaleia that I think it’s now indisputable that a… well, what do you think?”

Hucka D.:

What about the Bluecube gallery also being on that continent? You must return there as well. Also Blue Strawberry gallery, the gallery closest to what you call the Blue Feather Sea, although no one else save you calls it this… yet. And the Blue Strawberry has replaced your need to place a Blue Feather Gallery near or on its shores. Instead you can focus on Bluedrake now. What do *you* think, baker b.?

bb:

I think Bluedrake is where it all starts. The Blue Feather comes from Bluedrake. It is a manifestation of, um, the positive side of Rubisea that halfway lies within the Bluedrake sim. The other half is the moon, dark. Werewolves… Lycanthrope. The Bluedrake half is the sunny side. Gold, sun. Together they form the rebis, which may be the same as, well, The Bakers.

Hucka D.:

This is true enough. You better talk about The Depot.

bb:

Well, my thinking is that there was, or perhaps will be, a “depot” beside the Unnasty Branch that flows almost all the way across the Bluedrake sim, west to east. This depot resonates directly with the one that use to be in the River Arts District of Ashville, which somehow lost its “e” in this blog. The old rr depot of this district use to be right beside what was then known as Nasty Branch, because its color was often red or reddish. And I found this out *after* speculating that the Rubisea’s color was once red, perhaps of blood — which, I’ll remind you, an idea you poo pooed at the time…

Hucka D.:

Hey, I never said I was infullible.

bb:

Infallible, you mean. [Both smile.]

Anyway, I think the creeks are directly related now. Rubisea *use* to be red — Unnasty Branch in Bluedrake use to be red and polluted. It’s the only stream entering Rubisea, at least presently. This is just like Nasty Branch in Ashville, next to the depot. So my reasoning is that there was a depot there as well. A depot to RL and not another town, though.

Hucka D.:

You could call it another town. But, yes, it’s a depot connecting SL and RL. There in Bluedrake. CV Rentals now extends that energy, and now protects the Unnasty Branch lying wholly in Bluedrake. And a motel as well, another rental, you see.

bb:

Hmmm… yeah.

Hucka D.:

They came from all over to this place, this new place that had just opened and the Lindens later only rediscovered or re-uncovered/ re-revealed. It is important that you write about this depot in your blog. But instead of Nasty Branch flowing into the French Broad River, it flows into the Rubisea — creates it, in effect. There’s only one stream entering this pool, as you stated. Many, many such tributaries empty their waters into the French Broad, in contrast. This is a focusing in on one important stream, then. Nasty Branch is one and the same in both realities. That’s a hinge.

bb:

But there’s also a direct relationship between the much larger Blue Feather Sea and Rubisea. Today I estimated that the former is about 12-13 times the length of the latter. But remove the size difference and they’re quite similarly shaped, as well as pointing in the same direction…

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Hucka D.:

The direction needs to be inverted and reversed to make it more distinct. That was the plan.

bb:

Alright, let’s check it out…

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Well, something to think about, anyways.

Hucka D.:

The Blue Feather Sea *came from* Bluedrake. Drake is a duck is a bird. Feather from bird. But the feather is much larger than the bird in this case. 12-13 times as large along one side alone. What does this mean? Is it, perhaps, a RO of ones, then? 12 or 13? CHRO… BROOK… ROOK?

bb:

I don’t want to go off on too much of a tangent, Hucka D. I know now that Maebaleia is obviously Earth, with its own Moon as well. Blue Earth — Blue Feather. Too many blues in one area to ignore. And we haven’t even mentioned the Limoncello gallery yet, a huge blimp. Too much like lemon or lime jello, perhaps. Gel.. Gelsomina.

Hucka D.:

You need to understand The Bill still. And find the true ruler of SL. It could be Arcadia Asylum. Probably not, but it’s a reasonable guess. A transformed AA. Her illumination.

bb:

I better log off. Thank you.

Hucka D.:

Thank you.

Plant:

I’ll be back!

 

Rubisea Again: Other Side July 26, 2009

Filed under: Mãebaleia Continent,Rubisea (Carcass-One) — baker Blinker @ 4:27 pm

The only animal sea life I could find in Rubisea. A lonesome fish called a “Roach” in its description.

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A tiny raft with a steering pole is the only object floating on the water.

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And then the only sea plant life in the lake/sea: some kind of grass (no description found). Perhaps strangely, Baker Bloch, again in checking behind himself today, finds that someone has planted a large pine tree on the sea’s bottom, and right beside this grass. Quite out of place!

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A dock on the north side.

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Rocks on the west side slope.

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Baker finds a nice perch from which to take in the nighttime glory of Rubisea.

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Up on the north edge of the ridge, Baker Bloch is able to look down at the neighboring, larger pool of water, presently unnamed. Could this be, though, some kind of parallel with Grasmere Lake, which is similarly near Rydal Water and considerably larger? I’ll have to take a closer look at those Rydal and also Grasmere related collages to get a better grasp on this newish idea.

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Dawn breaks as Baker returns to the western slope above Rubisea, with the chapel mentioned before positioned just above.

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Rubisea Again, 02: Rubisea

Filed under: Mãebaleia Continent,Rubisea (Carcass-One) — baker Blinker @ 4:23 pm

Although Unnasty Branch spans most of the Bluedrake sim, east to west, it is not the only “legitimate” stream in the sim. Second in importance is probably this similar volume creek basically following the southern border of the sim, where it meets up with another sim called Flayer. But mysteriously, this particular Bluedrake stream has no real mouth, or, really, a source. It just starts flowing from underneath the grass at the eastern edge of Bluedrake and meaders, as I said, along its southern border until reaching this dead end at another 3V rental cottage, a rental cottage about 200 meters west of this source, and with still about 100 meters between it and Rubisea, the nearest static body of water. Just saying all this to contrast it with Unnasty Branch, since the 2 seem to be, really, the only full fledged streams in Bluedrake. Unnasty Branch, in comparison, flows through the very heart of the sim, and spans almost its entire length east to west.

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Then its down to Rubisea itself from the aborted stream, approaching from the southeast.

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On the shoreline now…

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Baker stares at the nicely rippled mountain range on the opposite side of the inland sea/lake, already mentioned and explored a bit in this earlier post.

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A look at the ridge as it runs south toward the Lycanthrope cave where werewolf avatars and gear are sold.

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Approaching the Unnasty waterfall from the south, where the branch flows rapidly into Rubisea. Again, it’s the historic sea’s only feeder stream.

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A view of an interesting blue-green house right on the water’s edge, even extending into the sea itself a bit. The landscape here reminds me of pictures of the Lake District in England, very appropriately since this could be considered the Lake District of the Maebaleia continent of Second Life. It reminds me of Rydal Water in particular, which also, coincidentally or not so coincidentally, has a cave on its side, which I’ve used in several collages now of the 10×10. Again, may mean nothing.

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Next!

 

Rubisea Again, 01: *Un*Nasty Creek

Filed under: Mãebaleia Continent,Rubisea (Carcass-One) — baker Blinker @ 4:10 pm

Since creating the snapshots for this and subsequent posts on the Bluedrake/Rubisea region, I’ve terminated my rent in the small Bluedrake cottage. I may renew in the area, but not at the same, furnished cottage I don’t believe. Anyway, while there I was fortunate to live only 1 parcel north of the headwaters of what I’m calling Unnasty Branch, whose source is the multi-leveled fountain pictured below, and also a location which provided Baker Bloch a very nice, red book for perusing while he rests up for his big expedition this day. Baker Bloch is checking behind himself today, and finds, or remembers I suppose, the book is entitled Enlightened Realms. But the text was too blurry to actually read.*

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Baker finds he can comfortably walk underwater in the small stream without poking his head above the surface. Interesting the stream is so deep so near its source, perhaps.

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A look back at the literal fountainhead of Unnasty Branch, so named, in part, because it is a very beautiful stream, but also because at one point it may not have been so pretty at all, and instead quite nasty indeed. But now all that seems a remote, perhaps unreal dimension, or perhaps a dimension borrowed directly from Earth and, specifically, Ashville, North Carolina. Much to discuss on that yet.

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About 40-50 meters downstream from the source, we find this nice stone block bridge spanning the small width of Unnasty Branch, one of 3 such bridges on the stream. But beware those who tread on this bridge from this safe direction, for they immediately cross over to a parcel which sends you all the way back home, wherever that is, with only 5 seconds warning. Baker Bloch found to his irritation that these home security systems are activated all over the 3V Rental properties. And, to remind, this company owns a *lot* of land in the area, including all of Bluedrake and also all the immediate land surrounding historic, perhaps pre-historic Rubisea itself. The plus side is that the land is very pastoral and pristinely landscaped; no huge malls or Dark Lord castles to be seen. It’s still very irritating, and some of the systems give you even less warning than 5 seconds, which is not enough to walk off their land before heading, ooops!, home once again, as has happened to Baker a number of times now in his treks within the Rubisea/Bluedrake region.

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A little further downstream there’s a second waterfall/fountain area, complete with a rainbow this time. Careful not to step on the parcel with the quick trigger security system just on the other side!

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The third and last bridge crossing Unnasty Branch just below.

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A look west from the picnic table next to the bridge toward the top of the rather large waterfall that both culminates and terminates Unnasty Branch’s flow toward Rubisea.

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A century plant near the top of the waterfall. Baker Bloch was very pleased to find he could copy the plant free of charge. He subsequently took it to Noru, planting a copy beside what we’re still calling Bill Hill.

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The top of the waterfall. Rubisea is about 50 meters below Baker Bloch here. Quite nice.

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Next!

* Just to note: Fountainhead is the name of a famous book by Ayn Rand, and also defined as a great source of knowledge, just as a maven is defined as such sometimes.

 

Horisme: Home For Good?

Filed under: Uncategorized — baker Blinker @ 4:04 pm

I suppose Baker Bloch should stay here. Would be hard to beat all this.
🙂

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Random Thoughts.

Filed under: Ashville (rl city),Hucka D. — baker Blinker @ 8:58 am

* I see this blog continuing for another year and a 1/2 or so then shifting to something else. 3 years is a good, long time to work on one project such as this. Maybe 5??

* I need to get back into the analysis of SID’s 1st Oz, if only for the Temple and the TILE g/p/r. I wonder if Hucka D. can help me with this instead of Booker T.??

* The Asheville River District is playing an increasing role in my blog mythology (mythologies?) Hucka D. has become plastic and 3 dimensional there in a central house, at least for 1 day. Karoz may be in this house mainly now as well. Plant claims he grew up there — have I mentioned that? Edna took pictures of it today when we revisited the district.

Plant’s claims that this is the house he grew up in is most interesting. There’s a Sternberg involved in the history of the River District. Just noting here; can’t find anything on the web about more details on this assoc., really.

*****

“Let’s bring in Hucka D.”

Hucka D.:

Go inworld first.

bb:

Thank you.