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Chat Chat… September 16, 2009

Filed under: Egg Hill Sink (Orion's Vale),Hucka D.,Norum,Uncategorized — baker Blinker @ 9:31 am

“Still thinking about moving back to Azure Islands, Hucka D.”

Hucka D.:

I know. Head.

bb:

Reopen the Edwardston Station Gallery. Stick it up in the air somewhere. Good life.

Hucka D.:

As you’ve picked up, you must think hard about leaving Noru. What are the consequences to Karoz?

bb:

Karoz, of course, will live on the islands with Baker Bloch, Baker Blinker, and you. It won’t be permanent, though. After that I’ll move back to the mainlands somewhere.

Hucka D.:

But not Noru.

bb:

What’s so special about Noru?

Hucka D.:

Karoz grew up on that land. You already deleted his house.

bb:

Well, it wasn’t in the right position on the property anyway.

Hucka D.:

You better think about all this.

bb:

I like it on those islands. It’s an escape, true, but a needed one. Only so much mainlands at one time. Then I’m thinking about moving to the Snow Region. You can get land there pretty cheap. Or just have a rental there. (pause) It’s just an option I have right now and I think I should follow through on it.

Hucka D.:

Karoz doesn’t like it. He wants to start exploring around Noru again. Why don’t you just claim that island you’re interested in as your own and [merely] explore there. That way when other settlers come in and ruin it, as they will, you can move on without any commitments.

bb:

I think it would also be nice to live there for a spell, Hucka D. I’ve almost picked out a spot.

Hucka D.:

In Head.

bb:

You can say that.

Hucka D.:

It’s all in the Head.

bb:

I could live in both places for a month but that seems wasteful, Hucka D.

Hucka D.:

So Baker Bloch accidentally drowns on Linden Memorial Island, then is reborn on Head Island. That’s not a good name.

bb:

Thinking of Valdese, actually. I think this is where Baker Beach is born. Why does Plant call me that, btb? You know?

Hucka D.:

He’s thinking of Synchpatch in the future. I think you, or Baker Bloch, need to talk to Karoz about this before deciding. You just set up your b_hivia, or finished the description posts anyway for it.

bb:

No one visits.

Hucka D.:

No one visits anything much in SL. There are only a limited number of avatars. People like wars and competition and games too much to make their own reality in such freedom, without constraints.

bb:

Otherland jipped me of some money, Hucka D. I’d declare war on them if the original owners were still around.

Hucka D.:

So you’ll keep the Healy gallery.

bb:

Suppose so.

Hucka D.:

And the option to rent in one additional location.

bb:

Yeah.

Hucka D.:

Talk to Karoz.

bb:

I could even rent in Chilbo.

Hucka D.:

Sunklands… keep looking.

bb:

So… Peter from Petemond originally lived in Egg Hole or Egg Hill* sink on Corsica Prime before moving to Jeogeot.

Hucka D.:

Through the Klein Bottle type situation you’ve already touched upon, he could move freely between Egg Hill and Chasm Deep. This was called Titusville, originally ruled by Titus One. You met him in Elemetary School, actually. Forest Hills.

bb:

Kent?

Hucka D.:

King Kent. Another One.

bb:

Des Moines?

Hucka D.:

The name was decided over a game of dominoes.

bb:

I like that.

Hucka D.:

Thank you.

bb:

What of William Almon Wheeler, Hucka D.?

Hucka D.:

Time runs backwards there. Backwards and forwards. Two sides of one object, you see.

bb:

Wheeler-Wilson again, then.

Hucka D.:

And Wilson-Wheeler.

bb:

Well… Titusville, eh?

Hucka D.:

Well, yes. You look inward and outward at once. Toward Ozma in 1 direction. That’s where you must focus. And to do that you must keep in mind Egg Hill Sink. Look to the stars, baker b.

bb:

Thank you.

* Hucka D. is telling me that Egg Hole sink is more correctly called Egg Hill sink, and states there’s a more direct relationship with Egg Hill of Centre County, Pennsylvania that I presently know about. Hucka D. also acknowledges that Egg Hill sink will probably not catch on, and the name will remain Egg Hole, because people will have problems thinking of a hill as an inverted sink.

 

Rebirth?

Filed under: Azure Islands,Comet Archipelago,Corsica Continent — baker Blinker @ 8:28 am

What Baker Bloch is calling Chasm Falls in Chasm Deep sim. Through its approximately 150 meter journey it falls about 80 meters from the western border of the sim to the lake dominating its center. A fairly significant drop, then.

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Picture of the aforementioned lake, then, with a centering island. Admittedly, Baker Bloch is not as attracted to this particular sink as he is to at least one or two in Sunklands. That opinion could change in time, though.

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Then it’s on, once more, to the new homestead sims of Azure Island east of what we’ve been calling Azure Island #1 in this blog (where Baker Bloch and family first created a true home in SL). The below parcel is the one that attracted Baker at first, in the Faye sim. It was the bits of green land within the sand, I believe. But, alas, there are already 800 prims on this 16320 sq. meter piece of land, with only 933 allowed. And since Baker hates to delete native vegetation, I think he’s going to pass on this one and choose another parcel with more water and more open prim space right off the bat…

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… like this one. Unfortunately, most of the parcels do not offer the option of mixing green terrain into the everpresent sand of the archipelago, unlike Faye and 1 or 2 other sims.

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I like the way Baker’s feet actually sink into the sand here. Forgot to mention that rut Baker is standing in above marks a division between two sims, although he first thought it might have been some kind of ancient road remnant. Ever the dreamer our Baker Bloch is.

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On northern edge of the largest island of the system, Baker gets a bit of a scare when he spies these expanding, fiery clouds above a neighboring, smaller island. Ahhh… Baker Bloch is checking behind himself for the purposes of writing the text to this post, and is discovering that the particle effects are suppose to represent sunset clouds. Well, it doesn’t quite work, don’t you think?

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Baker looks toward another of the smaller islands dotting the region. Very nice… Blochs loves the breathing room this place provides. So congested on the mainland!

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A gaggle of tree planters owned by one Scenery Azure. Nice name! I didn’t know until seeing this that tree planters had gathering spots.

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Baker then turns in his tracks to see this object, which first appears to be another tree planter to him. However, it is actually a sailboat seen through the terminal trees of the island, harbored at a neighboring islet.

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Yes, Baker Bloch could easily see living here. 🙂

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