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Different BFG? July 23, 2009

Filed under: Ashville (rl city),Blue Feather Gallery owner,Hucka D.,Plant — baker Blinker @ 7:48 am

“Hey Mr. Plant… you a werewolf by chance?”

Hucka D.:

I’m back from the 3rd dimensional world. Interesting experience.

bb:

Hi Hucka D. Glad to see you back tonight.

Hucka D.:

Well, I might shift again. It’s fun to be plastic. Nice change.

bb:

How exactly does that work? I mean, I know that unpainted house is at the end of a road in the center of the art gallery district in Ashville.

Hucka D.:

Where’s the “e”? (smiles)

bb:

Oh, I think we also need to talk perhaps about Buie and the train wreck there during WWII. Amazing that I ran across mention of it in researching the Buie name and then the RL wife ran across same because her father mentioned that he had a cousin who was killed in the wreck. Lots of servicemen involved.

Hucka D.:

Phil. Philadelphia.

bb:

I think a twin to RS7 is coming up.

Hucka D.:

You need to ask about the Blue Feather Sea, then, once more.

bb:

[I’m] asking.

Hucka D.:

I may tell the story again in 3d — did you miss it? — but some of it here in 2d-land as well. You are correct — the lake [that is] half in Bluedrake is the original Blue Feather Sea. It has shrunk. The other, much larger sea that you have presently assigned that name has appropriated it, though, for the sake of the cube and the needed association with the Blue Earth. Cube and circle together — squaring the circle.

bb:

Like in my Temple of TILE now.

Hucka D.:

Like that, yes.

bb:

Why is it also half in Lycanthrope, Hucka D.?

Hucka D.:

It is the sun and moon together. Night and day. Sunny, Gold, and Silver. Lycanthrope is the werewolf, ruled by the full moon. But it is balanced by Bluedrake. The Blue Feather Sea, the one you named, is a warping of this original rebis perfection. Syd.

bb:

Interesting. Rebis has come up in this blog before, in reference to Kansas City Life, specifically the center of this older a/v synchroncity. (pause) It’s also mentioned in this post from Jan. in connection with the Baker Bloch-Baker Blinker, male/female rebis. Called a Grand Rebis there.


Hucka D.:

That still applies. You must work with that again soon.

bb:

But this is the post I was specifically thinking about.

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Kansas City Life — Second Life, if you will — represents the *Alpha* or original, first version of this virtual reality, when The Man was The Center. Lindenworld. Lime… Linden.

Hucka D.:

The Bluedrake Sea — that’s not the name but I’ll refer to it as that — is a symbol of this Alpha-state. Not a symbol as much as a bleedthrough. Blood… bleed. Drink Lake?

bb:

Was, I don’t know, the sea originally blood?

Hucka D.:

Um, no.

bb:

In KC Life, the center, filled by Centerville on the visual side…

Hucka D.:

Side.

bb:

Alright, the center is 2 minutes long exactly.

Hucka D.:

2 in 1. 4 in 1. Foreign One.

bb:

I’m gonna take a picture of that sea split between these two sims and insert it into this blog post before heading back to bed.

Hucka D.:

You do that. You need to ask about rebis a bit more.

bb:

I wonder if “Diamond” is involved too? The Bill? 3 lakes which are one lake through Diamond. The Diamonds. Gray Summit. Gray. *That’s* where the Blue Feather Gallery is?

Plant:

Call that number again. 123-456-7890.

bb:

Oh hello Plant. OK, I’ll call it. (bb calls number).

Woman on other end:

Blue Feather Gallery, how may I help you?

bb:

Yes, where are you located?

Woman:

Are you calling locally?

bb:

Well, I’m not really sure! I doubt it. Didn’t we speak last night as well?

Woman:

I don’t recall your voice, but I may just not recognize it. Did you place an order, then?

bb:

Yes. I bought a print called, er, what was it Plant?

Plant:

It was me as a child.

bb (to the woman on the phone):

I can’t recall the name. It had a boy running with a bottle or tube in his hand. In maybe 19th Century type clothes. Maybe 18th Century.

Woman:

Yes, I think I know the one. It’s by Burly Aspingers. He’s rather famous in the state, or at least in the tri-county area.

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(she was thinking of this one, which was the wrong picture)

bb:

So this is the woman from Gray, Maine?

Woman:

Missouri. And it’s Gray Summit. Did you talk to someone in Maine? I’m confused.

bb:

So am I. Listen, have you ever heard of The Diamonds restaurant?

Woman:

Yes. The building is still here. I use to eat there sometimes as a kid. It’s just west of here. We’re closer to the Shaw Arboretum.

bb:

Interesting. I’m going to send you a link of a collage I made using images from that area, Gray Summit in particular. They involve a walking stick insect on a screen. Do you have a lot of walking sticks in that area?

Woman:

Can’t recall any. Do you wish to place an order today? I don’t have a record of that print you mention, the Aspingers, being requested by anyone lately. Are you sure you remember correctly? I don’t mean to insult your memory of something so recent, but it’s odd… the two Grays.

bb (to Plant):

Do *you* know what’s going on?

Plant:

Yes.

bb:

The Bill?

Plant:

Two. Yes.

Woman:

Sir, are you still there?

bb:

Yes, I won’t bother you any longer. So you know nothing about a Blue Feather Gallery in Maine, in Gray there?

Woman:

No sir. Not at all. I’ll look it up, but we have no connection with that gallery that I know of. Interesting about the Grays, though. Probably a fairly common name for a town.

bb:

Fairly.

Woman:

Call me back if you decide to order that print.

bb:

I’ll do that. Thank you for your patience on this matter and sorry to bother you.

Plant:

I want the print.

bb:

We’ve already bought the print. From that other Blue Feather Gallery with apparently the doppleganger woman working for them. (to the woman again): Ma’am, what did you say your name was?

Woman:

I am part owner of the gallery. My name is [delete].

bb:

Thank you. I’ll get back to you on that print.

Woman:

Thanks for your inquiry. (she hangs up).

Hucka D.:

This is the girl.

(to be continued?)

 

Origin of SL?

As I was telling my friend Flynn, I’m admittedly having a hard time getting re-interested in the Atoll continent, despite being quite pleased with my Horisme property and the remodeled Sylver Forest Galleries there (Gallery at the Temple of TILE and Edwardston Station Gallery in the main). Found myself just teleporting around the edges of the continent in an effort to get pumped up about it again. Beautiful underwater scapes, admittedly, but most look just like the other from water sim to water sim.

An exception to the same same pattern is this strange semi-circular ridge found around the center of the Piegler sim on the north edge of the continent.

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It’s always fun to pop over to the Okinu sim to see what the mysterious glyphs there might have to “say” about any given, hot topic. Here we see Baker Bloch has teleported directly to 2 glyphs that might represent a square and right triangle respectively, which happen to be the 2 shapes or modules that the old Ubertemple (enlarged Temple of TILE) in Neith and the following Otherland temple were built with. For the new version of the Temple of TILE, I’ve replaced the right triangle design that comes from the old b_hivia of Gliese with the circular dominated design of the new gallery tower (formerly a separate but empty gallery in Noru).

Does this mean I should rebuild the Ubertemple soon? Simply don’t know yet.

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Then when Karoz (there’s Karoz!) teleports to a pool with an interesting looking island in the “Lake District” of Maebaleia, he finds a hen sitting upon it. So many hen/chicken sightings in this district already! The Bill *must* be involved, somehow. This would be on the upper edge of Mabenogion.

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Then just to the north, after crossing over into Lycanthorpe (a name I subsequently learned is another word for werewolf), Karoz gets his first view of what we are presently calling the Bluedrake Sea*, for the sim it partially lies within and whose name obviously resonates directly with the nearby Blue Feather Sea in my estimation (and Hucka D.’s and Plant’s as well). In short, I think Hucka D. is going to soon propose that, even though the Maebaleia is actually the 4th completed mainland continent, this particular area is even older than Sansara itself (the original SL continent according to the Linden timeline). How can this be? It has something to do with, again, master explorer and storyweaver Salazar Jack’s idea of a pre-Linden grid called Urtahra. I haven’t given a link to his blog in quite a while, so here it is again. To me, he’s a kind of father to all this SL-mythology stuff, and someone you have to deal with and know about and fully grok before moving on into your own theories on the subject, as a number of people have now (thinking of my friend Headburro Antfarm in particular — again a blog link if you’re not familiar with the tall, orange, horned dude yet).

But I’ll save more of that most interesting story until Hucka D. has a chance to unveil what I know is some kind of packet of information. We’ve already chatted a bit about the idea of a rebis, and that the sea is a rebis in itself, divided into light and dark regions, or male/sun, female/moon halves. I know this also might have something to do with the twinship of Baker Blinker and Baker Bloch (or what Headburro has called “The Bakers”, which I think takes in all of my extended SL family actually, in his way of putting it).

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Not yet knowing the importance of this Bluedrake Sea yet, Karoz is still impressed with the surrounding landscape, with its nice, forested hills. Most of the land in the area appears to be owned by one group, offering rentals. Baker Bloch actually now rents from them — more on that coming up…

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… Yes, here Baker is standing in the front lawn of his new rental, a small cottage. He has 100 prims to work with, but doesn’t plan on opening a gallery or anything, except maybe inserting some kind of pointer to the Sylver Forest Galleries and perhaps the Something To Chro About Gallery still in Healy as of this writing (going on 1/2 year, actually!). No, he just wants a base of exploration. I was impressed with the nice vantage of the surrounding region the property gives here — a specific selling point for me.

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A nearby gazebo providing an excellent view of the small inland sea partially in Bluedrake. As far as I can tell, the lake is wholly owned by the same rental group that I rent my cottage from. Might be important.

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A long, cascading type waterfall dominates the west coast of the sea, below the lookout gazebo.

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An overhead view of the cottages/houses on the north side of the sea at dusk.

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* Hucka D. has now indicated to me that the name of the sea is actually Rebisee, particularly indicating the ending letter is “e” and not “a”, as you might imagine it should be.

** Sorry for the continued updates. Hucka D. states that he picked up on the wrong letters, and that it may not be Rebisee but Rubisea (one word), pronounced Ru-bi’-se-a. And now he thinks the sea was actually the color of blood at one time, hence the inference to ruby. May have had the nickname “Sea of Blood” at first. That’s all for now… stay tuned.