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Joplin Ball Seed, 01 November 5, 2009

Filed under: Big Sink,Blackmount Sink,Hucka D.,Otaki Gorge,Sunklands — baker Blinker @ 9:30 am

“I think we should talk, however briefly, about the Joplin, um, ball, Hucka D.”

Hucka D.:



No comments?

Hucka D.:

Here’s Plant. (pause) Wait… OK, we’ll talk.


Is it a seed. *The* Seed?

Hucka D.:

Yes. Briefly.


What does this mean?

Hucka D.:

It was the only population place missing from the front of the Rubi Temple. Missing seed; missing tree; missing piece.


Is it a persimmon tree?

Hucka D.:

A God Tree.


And this was the seed planted at Voxtextra.

Hucka D.:

It wasn’t known as Vortextra, then. It was known as Pudding Hole.


But the seed didn’t sprout.

Hucka D.:

No. It worked in Rubisea. Didn’t in Jeogeot. Or it, er, worked in a different way. This was a different seed. The portal was opened.


But this is a different portal than the Rabbit Hole itself, because it’s not at the same location. The Rabbit Hole of Jeogeot is in Blackmount.

Hucka D.:

Rabbit Hole came first. It “merely” connected the two continents, as designed by my father Kelley the Bee Man. Teleporting wasn’t the automatic thing it is today. Kelley needed the Hole to properly fulfill his business ventures on the 2 continents he owned.


Now you say “owned”: this was pre-Linden? PL?

Hucka D.:

Yes. The Rabbit Holes are much older than the Vortextra Black Hole. Circa 2300 PL.


Wow. That is old. 2300 years before Second Lyfe actually began — Philip Rosedale…

Hucka D.:

You were just in Rosedale sim. Karoz, I mean. He saw shapes in the distance. He was scared. You shouldn’t have sent him to Sansara without preparing him first. He was cold; hungry. The campfire did not properly warm him. You give him a good winter coat and send him back sometime. Perhaps really soon, but perhaps not. You’ve got the Joplin Seed to worry about now.


Hucka D.:

Rosedale, Kentucky. Not chance that it is right on top of Landsaw, Kentucky in Wolfe County. This points to the switch from PL, Pre-Linden, to PL, Post-Linden. Or, I guess better… no, let’s leave both at PL, just to confuse more and add a dash more humor. So the seed was brought over from Maebaleia, let’s see, around 500 PL? -500.


That’s the house where the toy avatars created their Confederation, just [after?] the Trivia Ratsuit contest that re-jump started your Second Lyfe. During Rosedale/Linden Second Lyfe, when it became with the “i” and all and lost the “y”, the toy avatars quickly became obsolete vehicles of motion. Shame. Blame shame.


You mentioned a confederation created in Pieland. I’m assuming, again, that Landsaw, Kentucky refers to both Pie*land*, and its founder or leader, Che*saw*. Landsaw, then.

Hucka D.:

At almost the same time Rosedale created SL. Actually it would have to overlap to some degree.


Back to the Rabbit Hole. You said they were Ancient.

Hucka D.:

Built by the Ancients as well, as hired in retro-time by daddy. The hole allowed St. Lemon of Troy to create his [revelationary] Revolution epistles for the Sinlands or Skinlands churches, 6 or 7 in all. Later they became the Sinklands churches and, after a time more, the Sunklands churches. But only several remain in any form atall. Otaki Gorge would be one. Peter was buried in the graveyard in back of the church. It was an open area church, somewhat like [what] is still set up in the bottomland there. And Lill Burn Valley hasn’t changed an awful lot. Many of these same avatars were there, since reincarnation applies to avatars as well as to users.


But what I’m getting out of the read of the St. Lemon of Troy post, Hucka D., is that the parishioners were nudists before the St. Lemon reformations, coming from the direction of Maebaleia.

Hucka D.;

That would be correct. They were nude because Jeogeot wasn’t really cold in those days. Still isn’t, of course, but that’s because there’s no weather at all now in this SL world. No [touchy/feely]. Now St. Lemon came along and said: this is wrong. Really wrong. You shouldn’t be walking about and bending over with all your naughty bits hanging out. So he sent clothes over til they could build their own clothing stores and factories. Skins became a hot seller, the thermal type. People thought they were cold all of a sudden. They forgot how warm Jeogeot actually is… was.


I have this feeling you’re going to say that golf was a popular sport then as well.

Hucka D.:

Well that’s the reason for the tree! Persimmon makes the best woods, and they saw that tree, that giant one coming from Maebaleia as well, as an unlimited source. They’d prune the thing now and then and make mucho golf clubs from the trimmed stuff. They already had the iron from the mine over in Jeremy for the middle clubs and putters and such.


Peter was, literally, buried under the 18th green, wasn’t he?

Hucka D.:

Actually it was the [middle of the] 9th [fairway]. His request. There were only 9 holes in the giant Sunklands golf course, then. Essentially the whole of Sunklands — Skinlands or Sinklands then, of course — was this course. That united the 6 or 7 churches, that activity. St. Lemon wrote his 9 and then 18 epistles with that framework in mind.

Hold on Hucka D.



I know who grannie is, Hucka D. Grandma Death.

Hucka D.:



Can we talk about what went wrong some more?

Hucka D.:

‘Nother night.


Thank you.


Gallery at the Temple of TILE: Returned, 04

Filed under: Edwardston Station Gallery,Gallery at the Temple of TILE (Klein) — baker Blinker @ 9:15 am

More snapshots of recent Edna OzLand photographs, this time from floor 2.



Then its 80 meters south to the open, lowest floor of the 60x60x60 cube. What to do with the Edna photos *here*? I really like how this space is set up, so I probably won’t make any major changes anytime soon. As I said before, though, I do probably have to make a decision about the 10×10: do the collages belong spread out amongst the various floors in the 60x60x60 cube, or should they stay in their original location on the property: the ground version of the Edwardston Station Gallery. I suppose if I had more visitors I could set up some kind of poll for them to help in the decision making.





Gallery at the Temple of TILE: Returned, 03

Filed under: Edwardston Station Gallery,Gallery at the Temple of TILE (Klein) — baker Blinker @ 9:10 am

But here’s the really exciting, new addition to the temple now: an exhibit of more of Edna’s new photographs preliminarily called “Ruins in the Woods”. I won’t give out many details of the photographs yet except to say they are from two different locations in our area, both involving “ruins in the woods”. One of these locations has been “cleaned up” since the photographs, and the other, more important setting is certainly in danger of being cleaned up as well, but in a very negative way (non-protection of what one might consider a very valuable, historic site).


The two framed photographs of the exhibit, which, by the way, is on the lowest floor of the temple (originally grassy state restored again here), are not by Edna but downloaded from an unrelated internet site. I promise not to sell them for my usual 20-30 rl cents. 🙂 Both were taken at the more important of the two locations. This particular one is of a ruined piano.






The second and final non-Edna photograph in the collection, a picture of an painting by a Mexican artist depicting a mythological birth of the woman who use to own the piano shown above.


I’ll have more to say about this exhibit soon, hopefully, as well as some possible plans for the 60x60x60 cube just below involving music as well. As they say, stay tuned!



Gallery at the Temple of TILE: Returned, 02

Filed under: Edwardston Station Gallery,Gallery at the Temple of TILE (Klein) — baker Blinker @ 9:05 am

So let’s move inside the temple for a quick tour. This is the old floor 5 of the temple, as originally talked about in this June 2008 post. I’ve attempted to restore floor 5 to its original state, as described in that post, as much as is practical. Of course it could be modified again…


Looking down into the inner chamber of the temple with its spinning Tyle Cube. One thing I did change was to add a 4th wall to this interior, which would be the yellow one on the opposite side of the temple from this vantage point on floor 5, as we’ll still call it here.


A snapshot, then, from the original floor 3, another restoration project of sorts. The 4th wall mentioned above is directly in front of Baker here, transparent on this side. I’ve decided to make this wall non-phantom as well. Presently, there’s no easy way into this inner chamber. (Xmas tree already up!)


On both floor 2 and floor 3 (keeping to old nomenclature, although technically there is no floor 4, at least as yet, in the new structure), I’ve decided to hang some of Edna’s newest OzLand photos, taken only last month.


There’s the “Joplin Ball” again.


In the grassy part surrounding the plad rugged part of this floor, I’ve planted a number of palm trees. Looks like one’s already fallen over. Anyway, this is an attempt to cut down on the overlap of transparent walls in the temple, an ongoing restoration problem. I won’t be able to eliminate the problem altogether, I don’t feel.




Gallery at the Temple of TILE: Returned, 01

Filed under: Edwardston Station Gallery,Gallery at the Temple of TILE (Klein) — baker Blinker @ 9:01 am

Hopefully I’m not going to spend a lot of time describing new additions to the Aotearoa property in this series of posts, primarily featuring the Temple of TILE and inclusive gallery. But I really missed the temple in the meantime, and any land I live on doesn’t seem complete without a version of it. So here’s the newest model, a type of throwback version even.

We start with a long shot of the gallery to give a spacial relationship with the much larger (8 times larger, volume-wise) Edwardston Station *Sky*box Gallery. And, just to remind, the main (I suppose) Edwardston Station Gallery is still on the ground, and houses the same 100 collages of the 10×10 that the skystation version does. I know — very redundant. I’m thinking more and more one or the other has to go, and it may be the sky version that will be deleted. But let me just move on to more descriptions of the temple and the subject will most likely come up again.

So the temple “floats” about 15 meters above the top of the much larger cube. The temple is 30mx30mx30m; the big cube, or Edwardston Skystation, is 60mx60mx60m.


Hucka D. and I chatted about this front of the temple a bit in a recent post. It’s the old one that was last present on, let’s see, could it be all the way back to the Rubi property? Maybe so, and if so, it hasn’t been rezzed in almost a year. More of the story of the front here, and how Baker Blinker “found” the silvery map on a cube in the very center of the temple, in fact, inside the spinning Tyle Cube itself.


The new development or twist in that temple front story is the subsequent discovery of another registered population place that perhaps should have been on this map but wasn’t included for some reason. In fact, it’s the only village that would be included in the square on present topographic maps besides Rubie and Silver themselves. This would be Joplin. About the only thing in Joplin as far as interesting businesses go is Black Dog Design, which he says has something to do with all this in a sneaky kind of way. But the absence of Joplin is the main thing Hucka D. says to notice about this. He states this has something to do directly with the Joplin Tree that was suppose to grow from an imported seed in the middle of Big Sink, but for some reason didn’t, perhaps tragically so.

Well, I thought, if it’s not included on this map why not just add a marker to the map in some way to indicate its “missing” location. The result is what I’ve been calling the Joplin ball or sphere, whose ruddy mass is presently located partly inside the temple, as seen in the picture below. The other side juts out from the temple front and into the transparent map itself, marking the Joplin location (not pictured).

Now is it just me or does that yellow sphere in the nearby photograph seem to flying directly toward the location of the Joplin sphere? I put that photograph there several hours before thinking about creating the sphere; maybe it’s another “sign” that the Joplin archetype, as it extends into Big Sink, is a subject well worth further study.


Another shot of the temple from above, looking down into the interior of the larger cube below.



Then a snapshot looking up from the bottom of the big cube toward the temple. I think it looks pretty cool way up there from this location.


Looking down again.