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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.


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


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!


A dock on the north side.


Rocks on the west side slope.


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


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.



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



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.


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


On the shoreline now…


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.


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


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


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.






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.*


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.


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.


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.


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!


The third and last bridge crossing Unnasty Branch just below.


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.


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.


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



* 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.




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.


Thank you.