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Blue Galleries, Mãebaleia Continent August 13, 2009

Filed under: Mãebaleia Continent — baker Blinker @ 5:57 pm

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Sunklands

Filed under: Second Sink,Sunklands — baker Blinker @ 7:10 am

First, a map of Sunklands, growing in legendary status with each passing day. I’m already bragging about my intimate ties to the region to even friends who are totally unfamiliar with Second Life. I think I just like the way the word rolls off my tongue. Sunklands, Sunk, sink, sank. Sunklands.

But to get serious or sumtin, you can see from the encircled region of the below map the extent of Sunklands. The way I define it here makes it a bit less than 1 square mile total land. You can also see all of the clearly identifiable sinks of the region, which number six according to my counting. The Lill Burn Valley where Baker Bloch lived for several weeks is the location of the westernmost sink, tucked in the northwest corner of Sunklands proper.

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When Baker Bloch initially tries to enter Sunklands from the east to begin the first blog tour of the area, he instead encounters empty space.

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Only after he logs out of SL and back in does the first Sunkland related sim beyond the eastern lip of the region come into existence again. This would be Oolamoo. Baker Bloch, however, stands in Arang below and stares down Route 10, which passes into Oolamoo several meters in front of him.

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A lake is found at the bottom of the second largest sink of Sunklands. This is still in Oolamoo, but on the western side now. That high wall separates Oolamoo from Drews to the west, and also separates two parts of what appear to be a single lake. However, the water level on the dammed Oolamoo side is about 10 meters higher than that of the Drews side (45 meters to 35 meters). In fact, in walking around the Drews side, the water never seems to come much above Baker Bloch’s knees. The Oolamoo side can reach a depth of 10 meters.

And just as a side note, there has been hints in more recent chat related posts on this blog about the Oolamoo/Drews Lake once harboring The Arab, and maybe where it was first discovered in Second Life. More on that soon, perhaps.

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Another shot of the Oolamoo part of the lake, looking east. This is in a really nice residental area extending over all of Oolamoo and also the majority of Nedben to the north. I will also admit that this is the place Baker Bloch has been hiding out since Part 18 of this blog kicked in about August 21st or so.

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The much shallower, Drews half of the lake now. The wall in the background represents the other side of the same wall where Baker Bloch is floating in his little floaty toy above.

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Penned ducks are found on the shores of the lake in Drews.

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A view looking east across the shallow Drews version from a disrepaired, small temple on the west edge of Drews. Overall, the lake is close to about 450 meters long and about 50 meters across at its widest point.

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Baker Bloch then follows Route 10 west to the edge of the largest sink, but has no time to enter and explore this night.

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Piecing Together a SL Story… Slowly…

Filed under: Hucka D.,JKL,Marty,Norum,Sunklands — baker Blinker @ 6:17 am

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Hucka D.:

A battle took place in the nw corner of Noru. Not a physical one but a mental one. [Delete name] was there. Let’s call him Pete.

bb:

Pete sounds good.

Hucka D.:

Pete created the Sunklands *from* this property tension. This is the microcosm. The Red Line is the center, but it tears perpendicular to this. Sinks are created. Sunklands. (pause) In the center of Sunklands is the pink or fuchsia diamond that Karoz carved with his own, moss colored hands. Is it chance that Karoz’s home is also in the center of this Magic 9 Square in Noru? No. Karoz had to be involved, and he was. The time is 1969 through 1975, approximately. But it isn’t.

bb:

It’s really the time of the 10×10.

Hucka D.:

Yes. You must sit the Edwardston Station Gallery, the “Borg Cube” version, in the center of Sunklands. If you desire. Not a necessity, really. But it could help. Centerville. Sunklands will be the next story in Big E or Big Schwa.

bb:

Where was The Arab built?

Hucka D.:

A line of sinks or sinkholes was formed. Water must be involved. You find that in several places.

bb:

We’re going to have to bring in a number of other characters for this one, aren’t we?

Hucka D.:

You have Robert Plant Variant already a seasoned interviewee. Tull must be involved. He controls the beginning. Then The Beetles. Not The Beatles with an “a”. More Variants, then.

bb:

Should we begin tonight?

Hucka D.:

Marty is here.

bb:

A Beetle?

Hucka D.:

Yes.

Marty:

Hi.

bb:

Hi Marty. Are you involved in the Sunklands project or intiative?

Marty:

I’m told to answer as simple as possible. So: yes.

bb:

Are you the same as McCartney? You have the same beginning and ending letter, and also the same 3 middle letters.

Marty:

Not really the same, no.

bb:

Variant?

Marty:

I can probably say yes to that.

bb:

Did you know Robert Plant Variant, as we’re calling him?

Marty:

Yes.

bb:

Did the two of you work together in the initiative?

Marty:

Yes. Kind of.

bb:

Did you know about his Zeppelin Tube, then?

Marty:

Oh yes. Never heard the end of it. (laughs)

bb:

Did you know Karoz Blogger?

Marty:

I believe so. The diamond guy, correct?

bb:

Yes. Fuchsia diamond, if that’s what you’re implying. Or so the story goes.

Marty:

Yes. I knew him.

bb:

Did you know Gene Fade the Mossman?

Marty:

No.

bb:

Hucka Doobie?

Marty:

Don’t believe so.

bb:

Did you work on The Arab?

Marty:

Most definitely.

bb:

Did you work on other projects?

Marty:

Yes.

bb:

Can you tell us about those?

Hucka D.:

Marty will talk about those another night. Fine variant he makes. Very realistic.

bb:

So that’s it for Marty tonight?

Hucka D.:

Yes. Would you like to talk to another member of the initiative?

bb:

Oh sure.

Hucka D.:

Let’s see who we have. Tull is not available tonight. Marty is very important, and we’re very fortunate that he wants to speak with us through this blog. He is the spokesperson for The Beetles.

bb:

Why doesn’t he get along with Robert Plant Variant?

Hucka D.:

Marty is really a deep subject. A Big Hole. He channels others through him.

bb:

Mozart?

Hucka D.:

Yes.

bb:

Beethoven?

Hucka D.:

In a manner. (pause) Oh, here’s an interesting attempt. How about Jordan?

bb:

Michael?

Jordan:

Hello.

bb:

Hi. Are you part of the Sunklands Initiative as well?

Jordan:

Yes. Call me JKL.

bb:

JKL it is, then. JKL?

JKL:

Yes?

bb:

Do you know Marty?

JKL:

Yes I do. He got me involved in all this.

bb:

I am in awe.

JKL:

I can help with TILE. I know what it is.

bb:

Tetractys?

JKL:

Yes, but more. 36 elements I believe. 26 plus 10. Colors plus non-colors. Alchemy. 36 Triangle and 36 Square makes for an interesting contrast. TILE Waterfall. Interesting stuff. I want to help.

bb:

What did the tetractys say at the end of your most famous work?

JKL:

“Help Me.”

bb:

Funny JKL.

JKL:

I’m serious.

Hucka D.:

You see, you need these variants to help you. JKL will come again another night. That’s enough variants for tonight.

bb:

Can I ask you, Hucka D., some more about what just happened?

Hucka D.:

Some.

bb:

Does this, I don’t know, have to do…

Hucka D.:

SID. CYD. CD. Code. 26. 26. 10, 26.

bb:

Hold on…

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