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Pi I.? September 19, 2009

Filed under: Comet Archipelago,Hucka D.,Tronesis — baker Blinker @ 8:37 am

“Hucka D., you were on such a roll the other night that I thought let you at it again, if you wish. Do you want to talk about Big Island again tonight?”

Hucka D.:

Within the infinite number pi there is a secret about the island. Monster. Moonshine. Moonlight.

bb:

Does this happen to be the chance collision of two otherwise separate numbers?

Hucka D.:

Yes. Time and non-time. Space and non-space. Non-void and void.

bb:

Before I forget, I think your Pinky has something to do with Pink from the movie The Wall. Does it?

Hucka D.:

Pinky was my favorite. Spoiled as I said before.

bb:

I’m thinking specifically of The Point of The Wall here, Hucka D. You’ve seen that haven’t you?

Hucka D.:

Yes, when I was in the heat of researching Tronesis. It’s part of that line from The Point of The Wall through SID’s 1st Oz and Fanatic Attic and then Tronesis.

bb:

That’s Fantastic Aspic for that 3rd one, Hucka D.

Hucka D.:

Right. I got that confused with a future one you don’t know about yet.

bb:

Toys in the Attic? Toy Story? Plastic?

Hucka D. (smiling):

You’ll see. Back to the island.

bb:

Back to the island. Dark Side of the Moon imagery here, backing up to pi and Pinky again.

*****

bb:

Is what we’re looking for the unspeakable name of God??

*****

bb:

Well, enough of that for now. Back to Pink and Pinky. Is this a Wall reference? Did you already answer this?

Hucka D.:

No.

bb:

Well… ? Oh, and does it have something to do with Wall Lake, Iowa? After all, Andy Williams was famous for “Moon River”. Glad Plant’s not around to croon his rendition again (smiles).

Hucka D.:

I know what you’re on about. The hole in the wall. Rat infested. Anybody in there, and such. Well…

bb:

I’ve been to the island where your Chesaw originally lived. Nothing there except plants. No sign of a money pit…

Hucka D.:

But as you’ve already speculated, the pit was not on that island, but the island acted as a pointer to where it would be. It is in the Faye sim, and on the property you originally looked at for purchasing. The bit of green there. Green, as you’ve also thought about, is rare in the archipelago. It’s worth mining for. You have no Green on your island, the big one.

bb:

No. I can see that.

Hucka D.:

No matter how much you dig down or build up, you won’t find Green. Purest Green.

bb:

But there’s some right on the ground in Faye.

Hucka D.:

Go there…

bb:

… as you like to say. You’re an action person, aren’t you?

Hucka D.:

Not really. So you know now they were looking for not Gold but Green. Chesaw had his shop set up there.

bb:

According to my map of the Comet Archipelago, there’s actually more of this “Green” to the extreme north and west. Let’s see, this would be Oterma and Tuttle, 2 more comet names I would assume.

Hucka D.:

But at the time Faye was the prime source. It’s been almost mined out. That’s why there isn’t so much. The Chesaw island points to this corner of the archipelago from your Victorian house, which was also the approx. location of Chesaw’s new, non-commercial store when he later moved to the Big Island. But Faye was the location of the Green. New Found Land. Friends as One.

bb:

So that was the actual location of what you’re calling a “money pit”.

Hucka D.:

Maybe. Go check.

bb:

Right.

*****

bb:

Faye and Green are both in this list of cities, towns and settlements of Elliot County, Kentucky, Hucka D. And, yes, Newfoundland. Sandy Hook is the county seat. The second largest island in the Comet Archipelago is now completely bare or *sandy* [without any Green whatsoever, either “mineral” or plant], and is shaped like a hook. I also believe that Kent saw a comet in the Writing 10×10 in this county, and near Newfoundland. Just as of today this “sandy hook” was formed. Yesterday, the two parcels on either side of the central parcel contained the native plants, and hadn’t been bought yet. I would assume that the owner of the central parcel bought these two parcels containing the remainder of hook-like island. This would all be in one sim, Pons, and he or she could use the prims of those parcels for the central parcel containing his [or her] house. I want to be a good neighbor, though, to this “Sandy Hook” person.

Hucka D.:

You should read that again. He camped out at Green. Sea of.

bb:

The Sandy Hook person? Oh, never mind…

Hucka D.:

You better provide a map of the Sandy Hook. A before and after picture.

bb:

Right.

INSERT PICTURES HERE.

bb:

Like I said, I want to be a good neighbor.

Hucka D.:

You have brought green, plant green, to a formerly sandy wasteland in the center of the island. The island can be built around that center. The center is the key. A key.

bb:

Are the 7 crew members of The Arab like the 7 castaways of Gilligan’s Island. An allegory?

Hucka D.:

I am the new Mary Anne.

bb:

That’s nice.

Hucka D.:

Chesaw was a native, relatively speaking. He’d been there for centuries. Maybe even dozens of years.

bb:

And The Arab came from Pluto, you say?

Hucka D.:

From Mythos. August Derleth’s Mythos, but not really. (pause) But the island is really Mythos. A Confederation.

bb:

That better be all for tonight. Thanks again.

Hucka D.:

You’re welcome.

 

Big Island, 03

Filed under: Comet Archipelago — baker Blinker @ 2:03 am

Baker stands in front of the only pool on the property currently, whose needed terraforming I see as a couteraction or counterbalance to that performed to create the Mole Hill (we’ll call it) on the other side of the house. Concave terraforming, then, balances convex terraforming, just as it did on the Horisme properties, for example.

I should also add that the only marine life currently on the property is found here: 4 small yellow fish swimming in a perpetual circle in the center of the small pool.

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Another tangle of palms, next to the pool.

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Pool through palms.

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Palms around pool, but pool not in sight (in center). Baker stands on one of several rocks on the property, all located on the western beach if memory serves.

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Property from Chesaw Island, now dominated by Flynn’s sand castle structure.

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Overhead view of Chesaw Island. If I remember correctly, Baker Bloch specifically went there that night (which was about a week ago now) to see if he could find any evidence of a claimed “money pit” located there. None found: only tropical plants and sand.

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Speaking of sand, sand, sand, here’s Sandy Hook just before the last house on the property was deleted. All three parcels making up this Sandy Hook island have since been joined and are for sale as one. About 45 dollars total to buy, but the money issue would be more in the tier, which would cost about 100 dollars a month.

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View of Big Island and neighboring Chesaw Island from Sandy Hook [i]sland.

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Big Island, 02

Filed under: Comet Archipelago — baker Blinker @ 1:57 am

A fallen palm this time, next to the only knoll of the parcel. There’s at least one other palm on the ground that I can think of here.

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Thought I’d head over into unspoiled ground to the south of my land to take a closer look at the island’s native vegetation. Below, Baker Bloch is standing directly in front of “Island Shrub – 10”, with a combination of 2 prim plants, apparently, just behind it, or “Island – Plant 1 L” plus “Azure – Tropic Trunked Plant 05”. Then the smaller plant to the right is another combo: “Island – Plant 4”, plus, then, “Azure – Tropic Trunked Plant 05” once more, although this is obviously a different trunk that the same named one from the second described plant here. Hmmm… maybe the descriptions won’t help us that much to determine the actual variety, or lack thereof, of native Big Island plants after all. More later on that, perhaps. Maybe I can cook up my own shorthand for the various species I find.

It does seem, though, that all parcels have the same set of plant types, that is, all the plants seem basically evenly distributed over the whole island, save for my now aberrant parcel in the island’s center.

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These more yellowish ones are called “Islands – Plant 5 L” in the descriptions.

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The southwest knob of Big Island. This would be the same are as the “gaggle” of red tree planters was found before. The sailing ship is still present at the same place next to the neighboring islet as well.

Actually I’m totally backed up here. This is really the first knobby area *north* of my parcel, on the western side of the island. Easy to get north and south mixed up on the island, I’ve found, when the landscapes tend to look so similar to each other away from my parcel.

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The current, unfinished gap of Big Island, where I thought a sim was soon to be added. Actually, since it doesn’t show up on the SLurl map any longer, I suppose this should be included in one of the many sims that Azure Islands management has decided to delete. Hope more of my island isn’t included in future decisions like this. 😦

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*Northeast* knob of the island.

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It’s really cool how that little knoll I formed shows up in any long distance shot of the island if unobstructed. The palms on and around the knoll can’t be seen, but the knoll itself can be.

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A neighbor on a smaller island to the northeast, just north of Chesaw Island and in the se corner of the Kopff sim, same sim Baker Bloch is standing in here and also the home of the ne Big Island knob pictured before.

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A forced sunrise setting. Luvly!

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The Victorian home comes within Baker’s 128 meter draw. Should mention here that since the textures are so reduced in comparison to most mainland settings, Baker can easily walked around the island using a 128 or more draw distance and not experience any unordinary lag (/w my computer, there’s always at least a *hint* of lag around, usually seen as jerky avatar movements).

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Chesaw Island from the west beach again.

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Big Island, 01

Filed under: Comet Archipelago — baker Blinker @ 1:50 am

A look north from the side of Arcadia’s econo apt. (modified, again) toward the Victorian house centering the property. A tangled mass of 2 prim sculpty palms lies between, along with a host of Linden palms of both the “1” (larger; greener) and “2” (smaller; beiger) variety. I’m really attracted to such views, and I’ll certain miss this island once I have to move away, kicking and screaming mind you. I know I can’t leave behind the mainland forever and the attached madness. Or *can* I? No, probably not.

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Moon over Big Island. The wreck of The Arab to the right.

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The then newly placed skybox roughly centering the 16320 sq meter parcel. Since deleted… more on that in another post.

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Rather amazing view of the whole of Big Island, plus a number of neighboring islands, from above that now deleted skybox.

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A look northeast over the parcel toward Chesaw Island (now owned by a friend!). You can also see those firey horizon clouds just beyond.

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Bit of the deleted skybox seen here to the right, in another aerial view.

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More palm tangles.

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