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Trivia Ratsuit (Proposed Uncyclopedia Entry) September 30, 2009

Filed under: Comet Archipelago — baker Blinker @ 1:43 pm

“If a Resident claps his eyeball in a virtual wood, do we lose San Diego again?”

~ Ancient cat-tortoise koan

In our so-called reality reality, Trivia Pursuit is a most popular game that has been played millions and trillions of times, usually to avoid meaningful social intercourse at gatherings such as holidays, weddings, and bar mitzvahs. The loser or losers of the game are also made to feel mentally inferior to the winning person or persons, which can be accomplished in an infinite amount of other ways, and even with an infinite amount of other trivia based games (see, for example: Memorabilia Catch and Release).

In contrast, the similar but in-no-way identical game of Trivia Ratsuit (pronouced Trivia RatSOOT) has only been played 2 times in recorded history, in each case to save the universe from absolute certain destruction. The loser of Trivia Ratsuit (always a one to one, loser take all contest) gets the incredible, nay unbelievable distinction of donning a special rat suit of immemorial, Goddy origin to enter/materialize an alternate universe where the immediate threat is rendered harmless and even humorous (see: Schmoos, Crocogators, Denver Pyle).

The first record of Trivia Ratsuit being played was between Gustafus and Adolphus Musillini of 129 Barnyblock Lane, Naples to offset the harmful effects of Nero fiddling around with the Roman Empire timeline to create a virtual sex slave market. Left unchecked, in that reality the center of the world remained in Constantinople and not San Diego, and was ruled by time traveling, eyeball headed dominatrixes called simply The Residents (yes, they can do that). After the adjustment, Constantinople became the inconsequential Istanbul, and the creation of virtual reality was delayed until 1985. All thanks to original loser Adolphus “I don’t hear a thank you” Musillini.

The 2nd Trivia Ratsuit contest, not coincidentally, dates from that same year of 1985, and took the form of a corrective surgical procedure to stop the internal bleeding caused by its previous Roman use. The all-powerful, all-seeing, nonhuffable cat-tortoise Max of Pieland (immediate predecessor of Lindt Lab’s Second Life) identified the need for the new contest and attempted to dream-whisper this need to his master, the honorable Lord Chancellor Chesaw of Pieland, and, when this failed, to say it aloud to him during a most awkward moment of social intercourse with his wife Patty. Those pesky, extra galactic penguins were the root of problem this time, which not only threatened Pieland but all places everywhere, anywhere. Period. The clever Chesaw selected dimwitted half brother and mustachioed doppelganger Chancellor Lord Saw-chee as his opponent for the 2nd Trivia Ratsuit game. After losing the 1 hour contest, reduced from 3 years using lossless compression, Saw-chee sulkily crawled into the prickly rat suit and entered/created virtual reality for real, jump starting an old, cranky memory. Forgetting his origin in what then became First or Original Pieland, Saw-chee, known as Chief Ernest T. Fowl Mouthed Bassethound III in Second Pieland (renamed Second Life in 1987, 1994, and 2005), began to sell virtual baked goods whose main consumers were, ironically, dominatrix residents.

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Details of games:

In 1st version Trivia Ratsuit (Musillini vs. Musillini) answers were usually limited to translating Roman numerals to parts of Greek puns/jokes through Hebrew gematria, and responding to any question concerning angles with “Pythagoras”. Mussillini lost XXCVIVI to XXCIIIV, or “Gomer Pyle” to “Who is Denver’s dimwitted half brother and mustachioed doppelganger?”.

In modern, i.e., second use, the winner, Lord Chancellor Chesaw, gained an upper hand early on by understanding the value of pi was 3 in Roman times when the game was created, since irrational numbers were only invented by God as a joke during the War of 1812.26806613001927876611195909216420198.

A back story, even:

The original version of Trivia Ratsuit had 7 categories instead of the modern 6. The 7th was a pasty colored, void category to honor French King Marmalade (A.D. 2224 – B.C. 1776), a well known lover of trivia and rat infested filthy places like dominatrix run brothels. It is also rumored that a slave unit of King Marmalade sewed the first rat suit to honor his death and to make him mind numbingly immortal. Gypsy construction workers time traveled to 1976 to dig up the grave and take the suit back to B.C. 3346, where it served briefly as the Heelstone of Stonehenge before being stolen by another band of Gypsy construction workers and presented as a bar mitzvah gift to the young king in A.D. 2218, before being dug up once again by Denver Pyle. It is known that at least a 3rd game of Trivia Ratsuit will have to be played sometime before this future historic date to correct the mighty cock-up and return the suit to Roman times, where the whole cockamamie cycle can start up again begin for the first time.

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Trivia RatSUIT

Filed under: Uncategorized — baker Blinker @ 6:13 am

“And remember, you don’t play Saw-chee, Saw-chee plays YOU…”

~ Chancellor Lord Saw-chee to Lord Chancellor Chesaw before any particular game of Trivia Ratsuit*

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“Hucka D., I’m wondering now if Chesaw might be Baker Bloch and Karoz Saw-chee. Karoz is quite unhappy about the move from Noru. It reminds me of what happened to Esbum when her “home sim” of Edwardston/Alexandria was yanked out from under her. Karoz doesn’t have the sarcastic residue of Esbum, but there’s some disturbing similarities. Karoz even went to the Caletta Infohub and jumped into the fire for a bit, dancing rather crazily all the time. Then to an art gallery opening in Yapland — dancing never halted. He even went looking for Marianne McCann over in Bay City. How crazy is that?; we don’t even know her at all. I certainly don’t want to deactivate Karoz like I did with Esbum. To me, this is a quite different story.

Hucka D.:

Is it?

bb:

Well, yeah. Karoz is a counterpart to Baker Bloch, a new counterpart. I can’t say the same thing about Esbum.

Hucka D.:

Then you better help define a new role for him. Because… well, I think you have some ideas.

bb:

I think Karoz is Saw-chee, or could play that role.

Hucka D.:

How?

bb:

He wears the rat suit. He plays Trivia Ratsuit with Baker Bloch and eventually loses, then has to become The Rat. Audio. Tied to a certain stake, able to go a certain distance and no more. Video has further options, like Baker Bloch was able to move beyond Karoz’s Jeogeot limited circle, tethered, as it was, to the house and gallery complex at Noru. Karoz is Dark Side of the Moon to Baker Bloch’s Wizard of Oz. The Ummagumma to his Psycho. Audio to video, see. Karoz must become The Rat… play the part.

Hucka D.:

I have no further thoughts at this time.

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* source: Hucka Doobie’s Big Island Book of Quotes, Lies, and Pomegranates (Needs More Cowbell)

 

Ephant > Klaatu

Filed under: Corsica Continent,Ephant — baker Blinker @ 6:03 am

I kinda went crazy with palm tree trunks within the Ephant rental, but still think it looks sorta cool. Don’t know if they’ll stay — it’s almost as if I attempted to turn my Big Island Victorian house inside-out, with palms trees being interior instead of exterior. Just a thought…

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“Nother view of that perfectly placed waterfall originally found in Noguri on the Jeogeot continent. Again, the whole thing was copyable, which is unusual.

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Heading west into Klaatu around the top of Mt. Ephant, Baker Bloch found a number of animals roaming the open land of Erebus and Dio’s Retreat, including this turtle (tortoise?) in a sand box. Baker Bloch made a mental note to look into the prices of animals for both his Ephant spot and also the Big Island land. He’s especially thinking about ducks for his small Ephant pond pictured just above.

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Baker is staring at a rocky peak in Klaatu, its highest point. Not nearly as high as Mt. Ephant, though.

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Heading back “home” over said mtn.

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Ephant, Karoz…

Filed under: Corsica Continent,Ephant,Jeogeot Chilbo — baker Blinker @ 5:58 am

Several views of Mt. Ephant, just west of my rented house also in the namesake sim.

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That’s my house in the background. Baker Bloch sits on the very top of Mt. Ephant here, wondering how to more effectively use it as a meditation spot.

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A picture of his house from the rental store in a small medieval themed village. He may rent space in one of the stores of the village himself. Suppose, if so, he’ll sell some of my collages once more.

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Poor Karoz — without a home now, or so he thinks. The rest of the family (Baker Bloch in the main) is reinforcing that Karoz’s home is the same as their home, just as was the case with Esbum before. But there’s some disturbingly similar behavior patterns showing up recently between the two which Hucka D. and I discuss in this post. I personally think it can be remedied by giving Karoz renewed exploring responsibilities, although I know Hucka D. is at least feigning doubt about this. Hope he’s wrong, coz I really like Karoz.

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The start of Karoz’s crazy dance the night in question. It started in the jazz club in Chilbo, and continued across a number of continents, actually. Hope it’s the last, but may not be.

Poor Karoz.

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Loose Thoughts… September 29, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — baker Blinker @ 8:28 am

Hucka D.:

The alts are speading out again, baker b. Like fingers.

bb:

Ephant is Elephant?

Hucka D.:

Max.

bb:

Cool. I should re-read Islands, I suppose.

Hucka D.:

The whole 10×10.

bb:

The waterfall [I rezzed] in Ephant is Rydal Falls again. This is the first spot where it’s really fit. And then I put Wheeler 09 inside the house. Nice place for the money.

Hucka D.:

You will live there 2 months. Same time as you will live on the Big Island. The two are one. Now.

bb:

It will be nice because I can visit the Philip Dick related sims, and also Orion’s Vale. Chasm Deep is a bit further off.

Hucka D.:

This will be a period of more maps. Check now.

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bb:

I’m not sure the Corsica-Pennsylvania overlap really applies that much to my Ephant rental, which seems to be placed in the middle of Clearfield County in this. Interesting, perhaps, that Clearfield was first administered as part of Centre County. Maybe.

Hucka D.:

You have some more ‘sploring to do.

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bb:

This natural gas pipeline will run through Golden Rod and Barrett just to the west of Clearfield, Hucka D. How would you like to live next to Crooked Sewer Run? The pipe will be laid, or has been laid across the top of it.

Hucka D.:

[no response]

bb:

Well… anyway I suppose I should log off.

Hucka D.:

Make maps. Put Elephant in your living room. Max. Thank you.

 

I know some more now, 01… September 28, 2009

Filed under: Comet Archipelago — baker Blinker @ 7:17 am

“I know some more now, 01.”

Hucka D.:

It’s Hucka D. And, yes, good work one more. Once, I mean.

bb:

I know there was a contest to see who would be the rat.

Hucka D.:

Chesaw verses Saw-che. One had to become The Rat — no other way.

bb:

I know this battle took place in the Uncyclopedia’s Pieland.

Hucka D.:

In the same house at least. That was moved into SL.

bb:

And I know there’s a triangle involved. 2 Pielands, as we now know. The first, Uncyclopedia’s, contained the triangle cat-turtle, Chesaw, and Saw-Che. The second, SL’s Pieland, now Big Island, had cat (Max), turtle (Max), and Chesaw. What happened was that Chesaw…

Hucka D.:

Let me help. In the Victorian house on your property, a battle took place. You know where pie comes from in a certain way. It’s like the Trivia Pursuit pies, except this was called Trivia *Rat*suit.

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For the reader, the emphasis of the second word still comes on the second syllable. It’s RatSUIT, not RATsuit. Chesaw and Saw-che played this game, with the trivia pursuit style pies. The consequences? The loser had to don a special rat suit for a certain amount of time until the next contest. Eventually the rat suit became [permanent], in that it integrated with the actual flesh and blood of the wearer. When this happened, one would become SL Pieland’s Chesaw, and the other would become Saw-che. Saw-che is *The Rat*.

In Uncyclopedia, penguins and humans are said to have continually waged a war for the supremacy of the Milky Way galaxy. This is totally correct — within Uncyclopedia, and for the characters who carry over into SL through the Pieland-Big Island connection. In Uncyclopedia’s Pieland — let’s call it Original Pieland for short, or 1st Pieland — Chesaw was one, and the cat-turtle was one. They were friends, perhaps best friends. [The cat-turtle] would be best described as a cat-tortoise, and the last of its kind. It was known that the cat-tortoise would live far beyond the years of Chesaw himself. One day, cat-tortoise told Chesaw a secret about himself. Chesaw had become restless over the escalating war between penguins and humans. The island he lived on, Pieland, was threatened. Cat-tortoise said that there was a way to defeat the penguins, but it would involve creating a wormhole to a second, alternate Pieland. This would be the Pieland that is now your Big Island. Cat-tortoise said he could create the wormhole, but in order to do so he would have to separate into his two components, a cat and a tortoise. In SL’s Pieland, both would be named Max, as was the cat-tortoise itself. Cat-tortoise Max revealed to Chesaw that he was part Galapagos tortoise, transmuted into a cat-tortoise by the evil penguins in order to render him harmless. If he splits apart and becomes tortoise separate from cat, in turn the *penguins* would be rendered harmless. The penguins know this fact too, then. They would be turned into the harmless Galapagos penguins, you see [instead of supremely powerful Galactic penguins]. Galapagos presents a way station between the two Pielands.

Another consequence of moving from 1st Pieland to 2nd, SL Pieland is that Chesaw himself would also become split. This would be Chesaw and Saw-chee according to SL names. One would have to create the wormhole in the first place by moving back in time. This would be according to the rules of the internal battle between the two twinned souls. The wormhole could only be created by The Rat — one would have to become this Rat; no other way.

Chesaw thought this over and decided it was worth the sacrifice. The wormhole was created by Max the cat-tortoise. Essentially he moved original Pieland into second or SL Pieland by making dreaming into reality. Chesaw became split, but forgot that this happened initially. He lived in the same Victorian house. [He baked pies.] Then Saw-che showed up one day… with the Trivia Ratsuit game. He explained to Chesaw, who had, as I said, forgotten what was going on. The loser would have to wear the rat suit for a certain amount of time. Saw-che also had the rat suit with him on this initial visit. They began their battles. It wasn’t a nightly game, but maybe weekly… I’ll have to check. The loser would wear the rat suit. He would move closer to being a rat, The Rat. Eventually one or the other became The Rat and effected the wormhole that caused the solidification of this second Pieland in the first place. This would be Saw-che, called Chancellor Lord Saw-che by then.

bb:

You said that Chesaw was whole in 1st Pieland but split into Chesaw and Saw-chee in 2nd Pieland. Why is it… was Saw-che merely *latent* within Chesaw in 1st Pieland? I’m not quite understanding that part.

Hucka D.:

Saw-che was destined to become The Rat. Chesaw would stay in the Victorian house, then, and control 2nd Pieland. The Arab would [subsequently] arrive. I would arrive. I would have my 5 children, one of which would grow up to be Peter of Petemond fame. The Rat would have his own dimension in Pons by then. But we still could dream about him, and dream about him we did. All of us. For he was very close, although in this different dimension. He existed in the realm of sound and we in sight, Chesaw explained. And there was a direct connection between the two through the hole. The Hole.

bb:

What is the connection of Chesaw’s baked pies and the pies of Trivia Pur… Ratsuit?

Hucka D.:

Max the kitten lived with Chesaw in 2nd Pieland, until he died at a natural cat age. Max the tortoise, which was a Galapagos Tortoise, lived in the wilderness to the south. Or north. They were still one soul, and when the cat died, this 2nd Pieland reality would fold up if The Rat hadn’t affected the wormhole. They had a considerable time to play Trivia Ratsuit before the ultimate commitment, then. Chesaw and Saw-che, I mean.

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bb:

So, let me see, the baked pies only came about after the Trivia Ratsuit battles with *those* type of pies. This was a remnant memory as well [of Chesaw, after the battle had ended and Saw-che became The Rat]?

Hucka D.:

You know more now. You know that there is a baked pie with 7 slices, reduced to 6, and then the Trivia Ratsuit pie with 6 slices and no more. The 7th was destined to be lost, the “???”. People [like Chesaw] eat the pies to forget. The pie covers the other, earlier pie. An overlap masks a truer, higher memory. The memory of the 6 slice pie that could be less, true, but, at its greatest, no more than a 6 slice pie. 6 pie pieces maximum. But one of each possible 6 colors. Pink, orange, yellow, green, blue, brown. Another part of this masking involved Augustus the captain of The Arab having the same name as The Rat. The Rat was not known by Saw-che any longer, but Augustus, or just August. The two realities separated, Chesaw’s and The Rat’s. Original pies became second pies. Original Augusts became 2nd Augusts. The Hole was covered or masked. And all was ok again — the galaxy was saved from the supremely powerful penguins. Jesus and the humans won out over Lord Guin. Galapagos was an archipelago of harmless turtles and penguins, as we know it in *Un*uncyclopedia world. Galapagos was not Galaxy any longer. Mankind was saved.

bb:

Perhaps that should be all for tonight. Thanks very much as usual.

Hucka D.:

Quite welcome as usual.

 

Rental Searching…

Another shot from Otherland, this time of an island in a homestead sim, one of a number offered for sale through the estate. The price for this one is 45 bucks plus 36 dollars “tier” per month. A little too steep for me… I’ll stick with Azure Islands homestead living for now. Still an option to think about in the future.

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Previously unspied, 1/2way hidden tree planter in Loneos I thought I’d provide a picture of here.

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Suset over the Atoll continent. Baker is just teleporting around looking at potential rental property this night…

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… which included a visit to Jeogeot’s Zen City, the one Little Robert Plant Variant supposedly bombed at least once and maybe up to three times. Looks like there’s considerably more options to rent and buy in the area now. Still…

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… Baker finally settles on a house in Ephant on the Corisca continent, a place he’d looked at a couple of weeks ago, actually, but found he had insufficient funds to rent at the time. Problem solved now. This is a quite nice 2 story house for the price (3 dollars a month). And lo and behold, the waterfall I was attempting to fit on my Noru property (just given up today — sigh!) slots in perfectly in a gully between the privacy wall and the front of the house. I’ve detemined this “perfect fit” must mean something… no surprise there.

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More on Ephant soon!

 

More Thoughts on B.I. September 27, 2009

Filed under: Comet Archipelago,Tronesis — baker Blinker @ 7:44 am

“Pons is the original Comet Archipelago sim. Perhaps the original SL sim.”

bb:

Thank you for opening, Hucka D. Rat created this.

Hucka D.:

Yes. Solar I. was the first island. Then came Pie Island, turned into Pieland. But first was Solar. Last will be Archers.

bb:

We must start up the blog within a blog very soon.

Hucka D.:

Good you listened to Rat today with new ears. Tronesis as well.

bb:

I’ll get to Tronesis, perhaps today.

Hucka D.:

Good.

bb:

More details about Pons now?

Hucka D.:

Rat set up the 3 parcel island dominating Pons as his foothold in this world. From there he was able to traverse virtual time and space. He’s visited all that you have in this world, baker b.

bb:

Also the hole: I think it may have been originally in Pons and then shifted over to Chesaux.

Hucka D.;

Rat used the hole to exit this world. It is an exit hole.

bb:

Did Rat, then, actually know Chesaw?

Hucka D.:

Difficult question, becuause of the probabilities. Better to ask, when did he *not* know Chesaw. They certainly communicated through dreams.

bb:

After Rat created the Pons Island, he decided, later on — don’t know how much later — to create what we’re now calling Big Island. And we also know that Galapagos Islands are involved.

Hucka D.:

Big Island was created by the animals of Galapagos Islands, which, in turn, had contact with the Galaxy. Our Milky Way. Chesaw *did* know those, especially a certain giant tortoise named Max.

bb:

The cat’s soul went into the tortoise’s.

Hucka D.:

The Pieland Uncyclopedia article points to some truths, indeed, but are not truths by themselves. They must be translated. But it was known by Chesaw that Max passed into tortoise form. He didn’t have the head of a cat, though. That’s just symbolism.

bb:

I see; makes sense.

Hucka D.:

There was one cat and one tortoise. Max. Ancient.

bb:

But Chesaw did really bake pies.

Hucka D.:

He was an alchemist and pies were his base material. He did not see a separation between the pies he baked and the island he inhabited. There was a piece removed, as I’ve indicated. [“???”].

bb:

What is the relationship between Rat and Max?

Hucka D.:

More difficult. The exit hole links the two. The original 3 parcel Pons sim was a paradise. But rather, um…

bb:

Yes? 1 dimensional?

Hucka D.:

Ummmm….

bb:

There weren’t really evil penguins that did attack or will be attacking the island. But penguins are still involved… through Galapagos.

Hucka D.:

Yes indeed. Still, Max didn’t really like ’em. And Max was the central figure.

bb:

Are Max and Rat the same?

Hucka D.:

Again, difficult subject. [Hucka D. would not elaborate.]

bb:

Are Rat and *Mouse* the same?

[no answer]

bb:

I know that when the Pons island becomes a Sandy Hook, this means that Flynn will have moved to Chesaux, my friend that is, and that also the Tron videogame will be found atop the old hole where Rat supposedly made his exit from this game grid.

Hucka D.:

He became trapped.

bb:

So this would be like the Flynn of the Tron movie as well.

Hucka D.:

Yep.

bb:

I was also working on a timeline today, Hucka D. Very rough, mind you… nothing really solidified.

Hucka D.:

Let me have it.

bb:

First, Rat is trapped. Creates Pons or brings Pons and the main, 3 parcel island with him. This is “Solar”. Sees ability to move “Solar” to “Archers.” Diagonally. To do so he would have to expand the *4th*, which is the 4th and last parcel of Pons. Solar energy must move there. Rat creates Chesaux and perhaps rest of Comet Archipelago at this time, a macrocosm to macro-mirror the Pons microcosm, then.

Hucka D.:

Cause and effect works both forwards and backwards here.

bb:

Thank you. Centered by our Big Island, his Pie Island or Pieland. The hole was created *out of this world* for him, then, just west of the Pons line and into Chesaux. Rat exits.

Hucka D.:

Go on…. (smiles)

bb:

This exit attracts Chesaw.

Hucka D.:

Wrong. Chesaw was already there. On his island.

bb:

So Rat and Chesaw knew each other.

Hucka D.:

Rat was old center. Chesaw was new center. Of archipelago. Old and new. Chesaw… (pause)

bb:

Chesaw obviously, then, knew of the hole.

Hucka D.;

He knew that Pieland had to follow into the hole and come out again. A to Z. Rat drug Pieland into the hole. That phrase needs working.

bb:

This was a weak spot in Pieland.

Hucka D.:

A strong spot, since Pieland was not entirely Pieland. Nothing is entirely itself, because it can move beyond itself into a higher, another itself.

bb:

This is where Green is destroyed?

Hucka D.:

No: *amplified*.

bb:

The hole is alpha and omega.

Hucka D.:

Obviously. (laughs)

bb:

So… Pons was created first. Rat. But in a *parallel* dimension Big Island, formerly Pieland, was already there.

Hucka D.:

Yes. The two attracted each other. Magnet. That’s what I was trying to get you to say.

bb:

And the intersection is at the hole.

Hucka D.:

*Yes.*

bb:

What of The Arab?

Hucka D.:

It’s your timeline.

bb:

Ok, I’ll give it another stab. The Arab… maybe The Rat was The Arab.

Hucka D.:

There were certainly rumors [to that effect].

bb:

Ararat?

Hucka D.:

Could be. Nice fit.

bb:

Was… ok, I’ll get back to the timeline. Attempted timeline. (smiles)

Hucka D.:

Ok.

bb:

Chesaw and Rat *attract* each other. Chesaw creates one reality, Rat another. Both are trapped. (waits for Hucka D. to say something, which he doesn’t) Video and audio respectively. Male and female.

Hucka D.:

Good.

bb:

Green/red and blue. Audio is center, though. Rat.

Hucka D.:

Audio exists within itself. So does video. Two realities.

bb:

What happens? I know, the timelines. A wormhole is created when the two overlap. This wormhole creates A-Z on a vertical plane perpendicular to their horizontal intersection. This is the wormhole effect. 3d to 2d.

Hucka D.:

The hole had been opening up already. 1 to 2 to 3. Actually… well, sorry, I’ll let you tell it.

bb:

I see what you mean. It is 1-3-2. The hole was opened up from the past and from the future. 1-3-2. This is — can I say this?

Hucka D.:

Yes.

bb:

This is Wheeler-Norris-Wilson.

Hucka D.:

Yes.

bb;

We must go to Tennessee.

Hucka D.:

We have to.

bb:

But first…

Hucka D.:

North Dakota.

(to be continued?)

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Big Island, Bliss Gardens, Otherland, Rabbit Hole

Baker on the northern point of Big Island in Kopff, looking toward smaller island to the north.

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As Baker stands on a knoll in-between all these island, his kopf, er, head just juts above the water.

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‘Nother sunset scene on Big Island, probably in Kopff again.

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This night, Baker desired a little more pizazz from his landscape, and thus teleported over to the always impressive Bliss Gardens Center. Now this is mostly just some basic terraforming, and playing around with the natural water level to create pools and such, but it’s still quite aesthetically pleasing, and there are some things for sale dotting the mainly barren landscape, like treehouses and giant pumpkins. Most of the things for sale at Bliss Gardens are instead found in the 5 sim skybox. Moving on…

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… to Wilsonia Foxclaw in Otherland, specifically the very valley in which she was “born” in the context of this blog last January. I had thoughts of having her re-explore a lot of Otherland, but I think I’ll put that on hold now. Still, isn’t the sunrise blessed landscape incredibly pretty here?

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The centered, full moon looking out of the amazingly deep Rabbit Hole in Blackmount.

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Pieland Revisited… September 25, 2009

Filed under: Comet Archipelago — baker Blinker @ 7:48 am

“We’re moving really, really fast on this story. Like sand is swiftly running through an hourglass.”

Hucka D.:

It is… good to point that out to us and also the reader or perhaps even readers now.

bb:

How long will I, we, live on Big Island? Should I rename this Pieland now?

Hucka D.:

No. Big Island is fine [now]. Pieland is a former name. Pie Island to Pieland, as Chesaw wanted it. And then he started baking pies, no less. Round ones. Ones with 7 slices. Ones with the writing of sim names all over them. Well, ok, not sim names. All the rest is true, though. He became a baker, Baker. On the beach there. Beaches.

bb:

And I think he invented the cat-turtle. That part of the Pieland Uncyclopedia article is true in a much narrower scope. Were there even more than the 1 cat-turtle in your Pieland, Hucka D.?

Hucka D.:

There were more. At least 5. Maybe 7. We need to talk about Chesaw’s ne’er-do-well twin brother Saw-chee. Or maybe not.

bb:

That’s the one with the mustache… whose picture is in the upper room now. So did you know this Saw-chee?

Hucka D.:

A coastal chap. Outer Banks of North Carolina. Chesaw’s user was from the mountains, maybe Murphy. Saw-chee was from Manteo. He was, in a way, a Virginia Dare, as you have already guessed. Yes I knew Saw-chee.

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Does this mean that Chesaw should be hyphenated as Chee-saw?

Hucka D.:

No. Chesaw wanted to be equally identified with [positioned between] Chee-saw *and* the Chesaux sim name. He felt that Chesaux should always represent the middle piece of pie. He would be really, really disappointed to see that that sim has been removed from the grid now. His island is “chipped”, as it were. Like a broken tooth. It needs a cap… has a cap.

bb:

What do you mean?

Hucka D.:

I am the 7th. I always will be. Always have been. Chesaw just didn’t know it at the time, or was always forgetting it.

bb:

So now I suppose we must talk about another new development. I’ve guessed that August is actually a giant rat *and* the captain of The Arab, but one arrived [the cpt.] just as the other one was departing [the rat].

Hucka D.:

Not that close together. But, yeah, there were two Augusts. And the cpt. was more assoc. with the northern part of the island, while the rat roamed the southern part more.

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bb:

[Saw-chee] was a kitten huffer, wasn’t he?

Hucka D.:

*Yes.* (laughs)

bb:

But Chesaw gave that up, or never started. What exactly is the story behind the cat-turtle of Pieland, Hucka D.?

Hucka D.:

It was, as you said, a protection from huffing, and it relates to the Non-Huffable Kitten for sure. This is the *true* non-huffable variety. And it lived here in Pieland. And, yes, Saw-chee was involved. A feud… mano-a-mano. The cat-turtle’s name was…

bb:

Max… wasn’t it?

Hucka D.:

Dern.

bb:

An Ancient, wasn’t it?

Hucka D.:

The cat was tired of being huffed [and puffed.]

bb:

And I suppose we must also talk more of the Giant Rat tonight.

Hucka D.:

Turtle-rat. (pause) Ooops.

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“Hmmmmm.”