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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.

*****

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.

*****

“Hmmmmm.”

 

Pieland Memories…

Filed under: Azure Island #6,Comet Archipelago — baker Blinker @ 7:28 am

Another shot of the Tron video game atop or, here, very near the top of the old hole just south of Hucka D.’s former island home.

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Another trip to nearby Azure Island #6 for Blochs tonight. Below he visits the northwest corner of the island. Still no sign of a late night convenience store where he can pick up munchies. In fact no signs of stores atall. Baker conveniently keeps forgetting that most of Azure Islands is zoned for residential use only.

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Back on Big Island, formerly Pie Island or just Pieland, pictures and objects have finally been installed in the house. Let’s head inside, then.

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This is a cat-turtle, directly stolen, admittedly, from the UcyclopediA article on Pieland. To remind, *that* Pieland is not quite the same as *this* Pieland, but there are resonances still, and this is one of ’em. For Hucka D. claims the cat-turtle existed on both, and was just as important to the Comet Archipelago’s Big Island or Pieland as it was the UncyclopediA’s Pieland, which made it their national symbol. A new wrinkle in this story has unfolded: both Chesaw’s pet cat and the cat-turtle in this picture have the same name: Max. I wonder what that could mean? Pretty easy, I think, to draw a straight line between numbers 1 and 2 here.

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Hucka D. states this is a picture of Chesaw, called Lord Chancellor Chesaw in the object’s description. But it too is stolen from Uncyclopedia. There it is claimed to be a picture of This Guy, a known kitten huffer and supposedly born in “Somewhere, Nowhere” — sounds a bit like Big Island.

And that’s Max he’s holding in his lap. That name’s my own twist to the story.

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Looking around the room, we can also take in a picture of a pie with the 6 sim names making up Pieland around its center, and with a “7th” piece with “???” on it just being removed for eating purposes. The 7th, again, is the unknown sim that originally contained the 7th and last piece of Big Island/Pieland, since deleted from the SL grid.

And then directly in front of that we have an actual, virtual 3d pie. Take a slice while you’re there! It’s an original by the good Lord Chancellor himself, a pie making expert to say the least. Perhaps the best baked goods in the entire metaverse, according to some. Too bad they don’t make avatars with functioning taste buds like they did in the grand, pre-Linden days. The good old days. The only days where a greatly refined avatar like Lord Chancellor Chesaw could find his true element. Only the, um, shell of that remains.

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Then upstairs we come across a room in more disrepair, with a picture of what looks like Lord Chancellor Chesaw with a mustache. It’s not: it’s Chancellor Lord *Saw-chee* instead, his twin brother, perhaps. Notice how he’s facing the opposite way from Chesaw just below… that’s another clue to the difference. More on C.L. Saw-chee soon.

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More hobo-like objects in the upper room, all courtesy of Arcadia Asylum except for the Saw-chee portrait.

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View toward Chesaw’s old place from the top/north of Big Island during darkness. You can still see the mountain-like Mole Hill.

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