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Chatters… November 22, 2009

Filed under: Hucka D.,Plant,Uncategorized,Yards Creek (CREEK) — baker Blinker @ 9:19 am

“Good you know about Vileness now. He or she lived on the bottom of Drink Lake for years and years, maybe still does. Not vile at all in my eyes. I’ve visted with he/she a number of times now in past/present/future, anticipating this intersection.”

bb:

Catfish?

Hucka D.:

Alien, though.

bb:

I thought the name would be just Vile, though, not like Vileness of Vileness Fats.

Hucka D.:

The fish was fat as well, but big fat not fat fat. The beavers knew her… I’ll call him a her here for simplicity.

bb:

Which was it? Never mind.

bb:

And out of VILE grew TILE, not the other way around. The Quadrobeavs misinterpreted the “V” as a “T”.

bb:

*They* called it Vile.

Hucka D.:

A shortening of its real name, yes.

bb:

And it was a catfish.

Hucka D.:

Sort of. Very big… and walking. 2 eyes represents the sun and the moon. Not, um…

bb:

Right, I get ya. The eyes.

Hucka D.:

It was from Sirius, you know. A Sirius creature come to Earth specifically to live underneath Drink Lake after it formed. The beavers knew. They tried to tell you that day. But they thought the V was a T as well.

bb:

I still think that might be the other way around. T turns into V.

Hucka D.:

Plant would know.

Plant:

Hi.

bb:

Hey Plant. Mr. You know about Vileness?

Plant:

No. Here’s Hucka Doobie again.

(no Hucka D.)

bb:

I don’t see him.

Plant:

Wait. I’ll go look.

(pause)

*****

While he’s gone I’ll just chat more with the reader, then. Today I went to Drink Lake and got the inspiration that a large fish use to live at the bottom of this lake. This would represent the dammed water on the lower part of CREEK, elsewhere TILE Creek. But Hucka D. is indicating TILE actually comes from VILE. I’m not sure…

Hucka D. (interrupting):

… I’m back. Plant said he didn’t know VILE. My mistake.

bb:

I was just telling the reader or readers of this blog about that, as you probably heard when you came in.

Hucka D.:

Nah, sorry. I missed that. Go ahead… didn’t mean to interrupt.

bb:

Well… I was telling them that I’m still not sure VILE comes before TILE.

Hucka D.:

It’s on the Sgt. Pepper cover. Entrance to the Temple. VILE Temple. VEIL… VILE. You read it, remember?

bb:

Sirius was brought up in that thread concerning Paul’s — McCartney’s — blue uniform, blue like the robes of the High Priestess who is Isis, and who stands for Sirius according to many sources.

Hucka D.:

That association was suppose to be made. He is the Magician passed into the High Priestess — 1 into 2 — but both beyond The Fool.

bb:

I’m seeing a very flat fish… almost 2 dimensional.

Hucka D.:

Quite so.

bb:

Yellow Submarine?

Hucka D.:

Sea of Green. So 2 dimensional that it almost didn’t exist. Right on the limit.

bb:

Black hole on the bottom of the lake?

Hucka D.:

Yes?

(to be continued?)

 

Gaeta/Teasdale, 02

Filed under: Gaeta Continent,Jeogeot Continent,Teasdale — baker Blinker @ 9:01 am

Another shot of the Rafail maze right behind Baker’s new Teasdale rental unit. Click here to find out more about the differences between mazes and labyrinths.

Now Baker Bloch is already really enjoying riding his bike around the numerous paved streets of Teasdale, a big attraction to renting there in the first place. Here he pedals through the middle of a park area marking, in turn, the center of Rosser, the eastern sim ( of 2) of Teasdale as a whole. Not far from his new rental atall.

As far as Baker can tell, at least until he opened his own “Something To Chro About” the night of 11/22 (see above), there’s only one artsy gallery in Teasdale, owned by Claire Radikal. Not very big: only a handful of art pieces within the one story, approx. 10×10 room. But some quality work here — not sure about the eye sculpture though, but it might just be a taste issue.

I’ll be stopping in again I’m sure. Hope Claire sticks around.

A police car is parked just outside the small gallery. Nice to see the town has a law enforcement unit in place; makes Baker feel safer when he’s pedaling the streets late at night. Problem is, this car always seems to be parked right here just outside the gallery, and with no one inside. Hmmm, maybe its like those empty cop cars in RL you see parked on the side of a street, just to make you aware that they are around, and if there was someone inside you might get a speeding ticket if you’re going too fast in this spot in the future. But I’d still like to see this particular car move around once in a while. I’ll keep an eye on it… probably Baker will ride by it many nights if not the majority of nights he’s out biking around Teasdale.

Baker now sits in a definite highlight of town: the Evergreen Pub, apparently specializing in live folk music. Baker’s joined the associated group — suppose he’ll get notecards about upcoming events in the establishment. Might be fun just to hang out in back somewhere and look at the locals filing in and out.

Interesting old timey style Second Lyfe map on the wall in front of Baker here as well.

On this same night, I believe, Baker Bloch also finds another “old” map of SL featuring the Jeogeot continent — his “home” continent now I suppose we should concede (since he’s lived there in a mostly consistent manner for over *1/2* a year now — hard to believe!). This is not from Teasdale, though, but from Jeogeot itself, somewhere in the northern panhandle, or what this map mysteriously calls a “claw” of the continent.

I’ve never seen any of this terminology used in other maps of SL or Jeogeot… “Bay of Fundi” (actually Korean Channel), “West Claw”, *”Centralia”* (roughly the same as what I call Sunklands, it appears), “Golden East Coast”… strange stuff. And I was able to take a copy and add it to my inventory to study later on — cool.

 

Gaeta/Teasdale, 01

Filed under: Gaeta Continent — baker Blinker @ 8:57 am

Ol’ Bik’n Baker north by northwest of Teasdale in Sutras, looking over a barren landscape. The sim sized Rafail maze is to the left, down the hill.

Pennyroyal now, and the large, open scupture park known as Scarpyland, already mentioned once in this blog back in a September post. Baker imagined himself renting near Pennyroyal at the time; now his dream has come true, or at least he’s only a couple of sims away.

Checkerboard type walkways thread through the man-made ridges of the complex, leading one through the various sections.

Dead end here.

I’ll have more to say about the Pennyroyal sculpture garden soon. Just some preliminary exploring for now.

What looks to be some sort of southern gateway to the complex, with this tall gardian-type sculpture.

This is the listed website for the owner of the park, one Scarp Godenot.**

Now as Baker Bloch is checking behind himself today for the purposes of generating the descriptive text for this post, he’s also understanding that other parts of the gallery exist in skyboxes above the ground park. He’ll be returning soon enough!*

* In checking again, the web site link appears obsolete. You can teleport here to select from the various Pennyroyal galleries.

** 11/30/09: Nice. Found a link between this Scarp Godenot and Chilbo through this October 2008 Chilbo Museum Press Release.