“As you have surmised, we have a very special guest tonight, baker b.: Bill Hill. We’ll try it anyhow.”
Nice. Should we chat some first?
If you wish.
I’m getting that Bill Hill wants to look at some of the Oblong collages.
That’s correct. Oblong 3. Montana secures the afterlife.
Interesting. I suppose he’d also be interested in, say, Greenup 10 and 11.
We’re going to do some prepping. You ready for this?
You want for me to go inworld and look through my eyes again?
Yes. I want to look at the collage as Bill Hill might look at the collages.
Are we not going to speak to Bill Hill tonight?
Hi Bill… Mr. Hill. (pause)
Mr. Hill, are you a mountain turned into a hill?
The Devil is… (pause)
Mr. Hill? (no answer) Mr. Hill? (pause) Hucka D., I think he’s gone.
Then let’s go into the gallery. Let’s try the lower one… easier to move around in.
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[1:04] baker Bloch: So here we are, Hucka D.
[1:04] HD: I don’t want to look at that one. That’s “It’s All Here”. We want to look at the cleared out collages, you know.
[1:04] baker Bloch: Thank you Hucka D. Let’s move on, then.
[1:05] baker Bloch: This is the second and third collages of the Oblong series now, Hucka D.
[1:05] HD: It is, of course, the 3rd that begins to really interest me, baker b.
[1:06] baker Bloch: Is this Bill Hill yet?
[1:06] HD: Kind of.
[1:06] baker Bloch: I remember I… well it’s a long story.
[1:07] baker Bloch: I think Pencil Tail is where the series really got going.
[1:07] HD: We’re zooming into Birdtail Butte here, I remember.
[1:08] HD: Bird… tail. Pencil. Pencil characters. 2d from 3d. Grave… Pip. Gorilla/ape. Heading to Birdtail.
[1:08] HD: Top of Bird Tail. Seathwaite Fell below. SF. That’s what Bill Hill was looking for. That *is* Bill Hill.
[1:09] baker Bloch: I’m less sure about Santa Speaks, Hucka D.
[1:09] baker Bloch: It takes place on the other side of Scafell from Seathwaite Fell. The action I mean.
[1:10] HD: That’s where Peter died, baker b.
[1:10] baker Bloch: Yes… supposedly.
[1:10] HD: In that gill.
[1:10] HD: Santa seems to be saying something here, baker b. What?
[1:10] baker Bloch: Maybe the mysteries of his death?
[1:10] HD: Peter and Bill are intimately tied.
[1:11] baker Bloch: On Bill Hill now. I mean Seathwaite Fell.
[1:12] HD: The spoken, recorded words of Santa are now folded out neatly on the mountain, and then folded up neatly in the globe. Santa’s there again.
[1:12] HD: With his presents. Bag of toys.
[1:12] HD: He will be missed.
[1:13] baker Bloch: All this is part of one story. The ape-man is climbing the Earth related butte now, like King Kong on the Empire State Building… ESB.
[1:15] baker Bloch: bb: Just like the hikers. 3rd stage. Citrinitas.
[1:16] HD: They are looking for the mysteries of the Oblong series itself. Do you know them [baker b.]?
[1:16] baker Bloch: They are climbing Seathwaite Fell from a diff. direction in Oblong 09, Hucka D.
[1:16] HD: Like you are checking out both sides of Big Sink now.
[1:16] baker Bloch: Yes, I suppose.
[1:17] baker Bloch: Then in Oblong 10, on top. Ape is monkey. Dog is again dog. No humans, though. A 2001 type monolith in front. Represents pen and pencil together.
[1:17] HD: Pennsylvania. Corsica Prime.
[1:17] baker Bloch: Yes, Hucka D. Peter.
[1:18] baker Bloch: The Penn is mightier than the Pennsyl. (smiles)
[1:18] HD: Is it really?
[1:19] baker Bloch: Peter represents a greater energy, like ink over graphite. More efficient. Seathwaite Fell is where graphite originally came from. Purest source for, well, centuries actually. It all starts here.
[1:19] HD But Pen Rock was found on top of Seathwaite Fell, baker b. Correct?
[1:19] baker Bloch: Yes. This collage is all about that [juxtaposition].
[1:20] HD Green Gables in the background. Mary Anne?
[1:20] baker Bloch: I’m not sure, Hucka D.
[1:21] HD [In Oblong 11], passage through two gravestones, facing each other. Like Oblong 02. With a green oblong shape between them. Oblong.
[1:21] baker Bloch: Yes, Hucka D. There must be a relationship. I’m going back over briefly to Oblong 02 to check.
[1:22] baker Bloch: It’s that island in the middle of Grasmere Lake that Wordsworth was so interested in, Hucka D.
[1:22] HD: Grave.
[1:22] baker Bloch: The box in Oblong 11, the green one, is where all these letters of Oblong come from. It’s written on the box.
[1:22] baker Bloch: Back to Oblong 11, then.
[1:23] HD: What does that mean, baker b.? It seems significant.
[1:24] baker Bloch: It’s about the collage series itself, I suppose. Self reference.
[1:25] HD: Ahhh, 9 who became 1 instead of 8. Peter. Peter’s decision.
[1:25] baker Bloch: Yes, Hucka D. The second largest of the Seathwaite tarns became largest after the real largest, Sprinkling Tarn, was filled in by the council. This is..
[1:25] baker Bloch: *forgetting.*
[1:26] HD: Baker Bloch is typing now when there’s nothing to type. Maybe you better log out and back in. He seems broken.
[1:26] baker Bloch: Thank you Hucka D. Hold on…
[1:27] baker Bloch: There, he stopped. For a moment… of course he’s started now again now I’m typing again.
[1:27] baker Bloch: Seems ok now, Hucka D. Let’s continue.
[1:27] HD: bb: So this is the new, largest tarn of Seathwaite Fell zoomed in and stuff.
[1:28] baker Bloch: There’s the Grasmere Island again. The idea was to make Seathwaite Fell a microcosm of the entire Lake District, Hucka D.
[1:28] baker Bloch: This was S.F.’s choice. Forgetting…
[1:28] HD: About Peter.
[1:28] baker Bloch: Yes.
[1:28] HD: Yet you have signs of Peter all around the lake. You know?
[1:29] HD: There’s Bill Hill, baker b.
[1:29] baker Bloch: Yes. I know.
[1:29] HD: Your bird is the onlooking dingo now.
[1:29] baker Bloch: Ok.
[1:29] HD: What do you think this means?
[1:30] baker Bloch: It is another Pennsylvania runny mess sealed up by West Virginia. Sealed up by S.F. himself.
[1:30] baker Bloch: Peter must be forgotten.
[1:32] HD: Moire effect, baker b. Ill remembered. Confusion because of the cover up. It didn’t work properly, baker b.
[1:32] baker Bloch: You mean the attempt to make S.F. the whole Lake District. No, I suppose it didn’t.
[1:32] HD: It has the same flaws as a perpetual TILE waterfall.
[1:33] baker Bloch: Hucka D., I felt Oblong 15 here was the most successful of the series so far. Nice balance between all pictorial elements.
[1:33] HD: This is where the moire effect begins to become rectified, baker b.
[1:33] baker Bloch: Yes, I suppose.
[1:33] HD: Wet Rock. Found in… where?
[1:33] baker Bloch: Greenup Gill valley.
[1:34] HD: It then travels up the side of the mountain all the way to Tarn of Leaves. By way of Stanger Gill. Stanger. Stranger.
[1:34] baker Bloch: I remember that Tarn of Leaves is actually 3 tarns in one.
[1:36] HD: I am puzzled by [Oblong 17] admittedly, baker b.
[1:37] baker Bloch: bb: Yes, Oblong 17 represents a tricky impasse. Thank you.
[1:37] HD: Bill Hill thanks you for showing me your collages, baker b. We will continue.