Continuing, then, from the “More Jeogeot-Maebaleia Examinations, 01” post just below, let’s now back up to the 05-01-2007 SL mainland situation and do a side-by-side comparison between the just completed Maebaleia continent and the also recently completed, previous continent of Jeogeot. First off, one may notice that they’re roughly the same size, and also appear to be about the same height and the same width. In fact, at this stage they are *exactly* the same number of sims high and also wide, or 43 x 36 sims to be precise. How cool is that?!
We can perhaps see this better in the below maps, where each is snugly fit into a 43×36 grid (again, thanks to Kou Umaga for his most excellent SL geography research!). Just open both larger maps in a separate window and toggle back and forth to see the equivalence for yourself.
Now, according to my counting, the total number of sims in present day Jeogeot, adding in the Korean Channel and Mos Aisley related ones, appears to be 791. The total number of sims in Maebaleia appears to be 678. More amazing stuff, seemingly: the ratio 791:678 is the same as 7:6 (!), with the common denominator of each number being 113, the 30th prime number (791/7 = 113, 678/7 = 113).
Gotta repeat it: how cool *is* that!?*
CORRECTION (1/26/10): Thanks to Kou Umaga’s diligent research *once again*, I realized I had counted the Jeogeot sims up wrong and that they actually number 776 and not the 791 I give here. But in rechecking I think my total for Maebaleia is correct, at 678. So do these new totals take away all the mystery here? Well, there’s certainly the same 43×36 grid to deal with, and that’s the most major thing, along with the similar shapes of each. I’ll keep crunching the numbers when I get inspiration, though.
OK, so in this blog last summer, I already created a rather in-depth study regarding the two continents based on the idea that if you spin Maebaleia around 180 degrees and again set it side-by-side with a non-rotated Jeogeot, the shapes seem to correlate in various meaningful ways.
Speaking on this subject at the time, Hucka D. says that the continents are actually two aspects of one thing animated, representing a kind of Taijitu relationship.
Perhaps like this idea, then:
And at the time I even had some strong ideas about what the two different colored dots within each half of this Taijitu-type relationship might represent, namely the very real and influential community of Chilbo for Jeogeot, and the largely imaginary community of Crabwoo for Maebaleia, a kind of psychic reflection of Chilbo. A detailed discussion of this subject is found here.
Indeed, on the updated maps below, as framed within the same 36×43 grid, we can understand that, yes, the two communities (shaded in yellow above), while not actually overlapping in the relationship, do share a common sim border, and form an L shaped association of sims when their respective 2 sim cores are joined.
And then there’s the awfully weird Rabbit Holes of each continent to deal with. On the above map again, I mark the sims where these holes are found on each continent in white. The two sims — Blackmount for Jeogeot and Ulyanovsk Oblast for Maebaleia — don’t overlap in this case, but there may be a hidden, geomantic relationship still. I’m working on it.
To be continued…
* To make this a little odder, I’ve already mentioned the ratio 7:6 in this blog in reference to the areas of bordering Frank and Herman Parks in RL. I have a feeling I’m now going to directly compare the two 7:6 relationships, RL with SL. Note: see bolded correction in main body of post above.