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Trees And Such… October 30, 2009

Filed under: Big Sink,Hucka D.,Jeogeot Chilbo,Jeogeot Continent,Plant,Sunklands — baker Blinker @ 8:14 am

“Trees, Hucka D. Arkansas and trees.”

Hucka D.:

And Missouri. Sunklands in both. Sunk Lands. Which one’s real?

bb:

You prefer Arkansas over Missouri. You stated that a number of times now. You and Grassy differ on this.

Hucka D.:

Residue. Wilderness. Toy vs. Virtual avatars. Last war. Explosion.

bb:

When Karoz originally entered Chilbo, he was “killed” when he tried to hide behind the base of the town’s huge Oracle Tree, Hucka D. Now he’s thinking there’s more to this. The *tree* is the key, the center. Now… was there a similar tree in the center of Big Sink, where you state Vortextra was? Important question, Hucka D.

Hucka D.:

Probable realities. Jane Roberts up to another level. All in one. Trunk is one. Branches are many. One is many. Tree.

bb:

If you’re saying the tree was there, was it… well I obviously have several questions: 1) was it uprooted to make Vortextra?, 2) was it of the same species as the Oracle Tree, the same seed in other words, 3) …

Hucka D.:

It is more than the same species. It is the same tree. The tree in the center of Chilbo saves it from the probable reality where it is destroyed — stabbed — by an atomic explosion. Big Sink’s loss was Chilbo’s gain. That’s the residue you are encountering in Big Sink, the continued reference to trees. That’s what the meditating avatar is picking up on; that’s what UK Heights picked up on. There are, of course, other emphases spread out from Big Sink but this is a junction, a nodal point. Big Sink’s loss was Chilbo’s gain.

bb:

Fascinating. Vortextra is, um, the hole resulting from the uprooted tree.

Hucka D.:

The Chilbo tree is stated to come from unknown dimensions; Chilbo was built around it. You should ask [Fleep] the story of that sometime. What Chilbo has Big Sink lost.

bb:

Yes, good to restate that, I suppose. But… Big Sink’s loss was also a gain.

Hucka D.:

*Yes.* It would not become Chilbo. It was out of danger as well.

bb:

I’m not understanding…

Hucka D.:

It gained the hole.

bb:

Hucka D., did The Bakers, the probable Bakers, live in the tree?

Hucka D.:

*Yes.* They weren’t alone, though. In Chilbo now, no one lives in the tree. It is largely forgotten as far as that goes. It is the quiet center. In Big Sink, it was the center center. Children played on its branches, knowing that if they fell they would not be harmed. Grownups moved to the upper branches to talk more grown up things like philosophy, art, science. All was good.

bb:

What happened, then?

Hucka D.:

The Lindens. SL was coming, and the elders knew it. They could live in splendid isolation or they could join the new initiative, despite the obvious disadvantages and losses that would result in this. It was decided to build a new community to better handle the changes. This became Chilbo.

bb:

The tree was moved.

Hucka D.:

Yes. Shifted. Not really uprooted. Well, maybe uprooted. Trees had real, virtual roots in those days. Grew pies as well. (smiles)

bb:

This has something to do with the Sandbox treehouse, doesn’t it?

Hucka D.:

Synchs were shown there. K.C. Life. Second life. In the center: Centerville. Centreville.

bb:

I think I need to study the philosophy of the world tree.

Hucka D.:

And the art and the science of it.

bb:

So the tree was planted or existed on that 1024 parcel in the sw corner of Pudding Hill. The UK Heights group now has a virtual presence there [in that sim], and identify with their Trees video. Must be a connection. You must be telling the truth at least in part.

Hucka D.:

Always do. I fully tell the truth in part.

bb:

This was no ordinary tree.

Hucka D.:

The shift to the Linden Grid diffused the magic. However majestic the tree is in Chilbo now, it was 10x so in Big Sink. More senses back then — taste, touch, smell.

bb:

The Zeppelin tube! It has something to do with the tree.

Hucka D.:

There’s a reason Plant lived next to that parcel but not in it. Where the Hammer of the Gods people live now in Brouwer. You could ask him.

bb:

Ok.

Plant:

Luvly evening for late October. You want to know about the tree now.

bb:

Was, I don’t know, the tube the *seed*?

Plant:

It was all probable realities of Big Sink, and also Jeogeot as a whole. This would of course include my Nowtown, my, ahem, Zen City. You can buy property there now if you wish, baker Beach.

bb:

I’m having trouble picturing the immensity of this tree.

Plant:

Well… it certainly didn’t stop at that 1024, believe me. I was in it!

bb:

You were inside that vast plant, Plant.

Plant:

Uh, yeah.

bb:

Did you actually *plant* it?

Plant:

You didn’t actually have to live in it to be a part of it. You could set the limbs for phantom, or make them almost invisible. Yet the energy was still there. Potent. That’s why I had to be purified.

bb:

Sirius?

Plant:

Yup.

bb:

Care to elaborate?

Plant:

Nope. Not now. Hucka D. is back.

Hucka D.:

Now you know about the tree, think of the uprooting. Gaping hole. Loss. Gain for Chilbo but the grid was then superimposed. *Everything* changed.

bb:

What is R110, Hucka D.?

Hucka D.;

That had to do with [the moving of] the tree.

bb:

Was the tree Arkansas, Hucka D.? Wait… I already know.

Hucka D.:

It was the *Joplin* tree. Treemonisha. Interesting, eh?

bb:

Very!

Hucka D.:

You’ve absorbed a lot tonight. We should stop soon.

bb:

Hucka D., you were black then. Not necessarily African-American but just black. A black colored avatar.

Hucka D.:

What am I to The Bakers — you — in this reality?

bb:

Yes, I suppose we should end here. Ty!

Hucka D.:

Good night. Talk soon.

 

Trees, Etc.

Filed under: Blake Sea,Chasm Deep,Corsica Continent,Jeogeot Chilbo — baker Blinker @ 7:54 am

Baker Bloch visits an interesting island in the Blake Sea, near the current eastern edge of a New England themed archipelago. Called Great Island, and spanning two sims: Point of Pines and Land’s End. Appropriate to the name, it is one of the largest islands of the archipelago.

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A large salt marsh dominates the center of the island, which a wet footed Blochs is standing in below, looking east toward a wooded hill.

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We then shift to Karoz meditating in the huge branches of the great Oracle Tree of Chilbo, which Hucka D. has just talked about in a blog post and with certainly some interesting stories about its possible, ancient or pre-Linden origins. (!) I’m sure Karoz will be returning to this tree soon. Just for the record, it looks like the Oracle Tree stands something under *200* meters tall, starting at an elevation of 122 at the base. Top elevation, then, would be around 300 meters or so. Below, Karoz sits at the 242 meter level. The name of the tree’s creator is Xirro Link, it seems, with another curiously empty SL profile to his name.

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A look up from his meditation spot towards higher parts.

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A pool at the base of the tree, actually in an open area underneath the hollow base. Nice… it’s “Water for Super Hottub 1.1” that I use to fill all my pools with as well. Here you’ll find a teleporter to the shrine Karoz was just meditating inside as well.

As Karoz is checking behind Baker Bloch today, he also finds that you can fly up about 30 meters through the hollow trunk as well, fwiw.

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Nightime view of the tree behind a Chilbo welcome banner spanning the original main street (Route 10).

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I should add more about trees here. Weird run of “tree” references from many different directions yesterday. Let me list them out. 1) Visited UK Heights own sim in Pudding Hill sim, Big Sink, and came across the band’s “Trees” video, inspired by vision of a since deceased band member; 2) Later in same day visited meditation spot obviously focused upon dense cluster of trees, also in Big Sink but on the western side; 3) That same night when Baker Bloch logged in, found lone notecard waiting for him from Quadrapop *Tree* group that he didn’t even know he belonged to. Never got a notecard from ’em before. But by this time he was aware of the tree motif going on, and promptly visited the “Halloween Hideout” it advertised and met a very nice avatar who managed the three Univ. of Western Australia sims it was located within. He also bragged about the works of the artist owner of the Quadropop Tree Gallery that the aforementioned SL group promotes, one Quadrapop Lane, who has some art showing at the Halloween Hideout as well.*

On more minor note, perhaps, saw man with last name of “Trees” on the tv, what little I watched that day, although I can’t remember the show or the context. Also came across, earlier in the day, mention of beings from Sirius as tree-like. There were other, more indirect references that later surfaced in Hucka D.’s late night thoughts on the subject, including seeing a car bought at a dealership in Joplin, Missouri on my short commute home from work (I’m American, but nowhere *near* Missouri, and I can’t remember the last time I’d seen a Missouri license plate, if ever), and a couple of other bits and pieces I’m not recalling right now.

Below, Baker Bloch once again stands in the largest dry sink of the Corsica continent, this time to specifically visit the Quadrapop Tree Gallery. I’ve also added the gallery to this blog’s SL galleries list. Had to, don’t you think?

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Baker rides on a metallic severed hand at the UWA Halloween spot.

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* related blogspot is found at http://qtartssalon.blogspot.com/. In addition, here’s a post about her art at NPIRL.