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We Must Keep Chattering, Part 2 Of 6 Of 10 February 21, 2010

Filed under: Big Sink,Sunklands,Uncategorized — baker Blinker @ 8:45 am

“So we ended with Greenup 09, Hucka D. Moving into Greenup 10 again, like we did in We Must Keep Chattering, Part 4 of 6 of 8. I think. Hucka D.?”

*****

Seems like Hucka D. may not want to talk with us tonight. I’ll just give some news then while we wait. Top news story for the Bakers today: I’m renting in Aotearoa again, but only a 1536. But it’s the east end of my old property. I’m quite excited! The rental is just reserved right now until my landlord can put a rental box on it (he’s a busy man). I think I’m going to recreate Peter’s false/true grave on it… after all, this is the same part of the land that had the small cemetery w/ one of the tombstones fallen into a blue pool (Blue Pool, aka Pool of the Dead) before. Probably put some kind of house up as well. I also have the option of actually just moving the Edwardston Station Gallery back to Aotearoa, but I probably won’t do this. I see the ESG staying in Pudding Hill now, at the center of Big Sink. Whatever goes here will be different — I think. Maybe a new type of Temple of TILE.

Hucka D.:

I had to take care of the babies before I left. Hi baker b.

bb:

Didn’t know you had kids, Hucka D.?

Hucka D.:

Baby doves. 2 of ’em. Adorable.

bb:

Alright. You’ll have to fill me in on that sometime.

Hucka D.:

You actually saw them. On the lip of Big Sink. They escaped and came to you. They’ve heard so much about our late night conversations. They wanted to see you in person.

bb (taking Hucka D.’s crazy tangent in stride, as usual):

Yes, I remember them.

Hucka D.:

They were disappointed that you didn’t put their picture you took of them in the blog, in those new posts. That’s why they were crying, actually, and why I was late. I was comforting.

bb:

Well, why don’t I just find the picture now and insert it into *this* post. I think it’s still in the trashcan… haven’t totally got rid of it yet.

Hucka D.:

Could you? It would make them so happy, I’m sure.

bb:

What are their names, Hucka D.?

Hucka D.:

Turtle and Dove. Wait, Florence and Alabama. Yes, that’s it.

bb:

Nice. You sure they’re not a turtle and a dove? Never mind…

Hucka D.:

They said hello but you were distant to them.

bb:

You mean the avatars I was just talking to?

Hucka D.:

That was them. They tried again in human form. That’s why they could fly so well. They weren’t newbies. At all. That’s why they said they always have fun building. Because they’ve done it a lot.

bb:

They did seem really enthusiastic. Called me sir, then. Do I look like I need to be addressed as “sir”?

Hucka D.:

They saw how old you were — 2 years old is old to some. Happy rez-day, by the by!

bb:

Thank you Hucka D. It’s around today. (pause) Hold on…

bb:

Alrighty, Hucka D. There’s your 2 little doves in the blog now. Turtle and Dove did you say?

Hucka D.:

Yes. They’re both doves, though. Not Florence and Alabama. But maybe both, like your John and Fred and Chip and Raphael.

bb:

Interesting. So Hucka D., do you want to continue with Greenup 09 and Greenup 10 tonight?

Hucka D.:

Um, I’m a bit wore out attending to Turtle and Dove. They were so so disappointed. And so little and new.

bb:

They look like pretty big doves in that picture, Hucka D.

Hucka D.:

Oh, they were just trying to impress you by stretching out their shape. If you would have looked closely, you would have seen the textures were blurred, because they are actually so small. Probably no more than 128×128 still.

bb:

Thanks once again for that (laughs a bit).

bb:

This is the main thing I was inspecting in the area tonight, just before logging on here. This was about the time those two seeming newbies im-ed me from a distance and said they were my neighbors.

Hucka D.:

They are your neighbors. You should be nice to them.

bb:

I was nice to them.

Hucka D.:

They’re my babies after all.

bb:

Maybe we should call it a night, Hucka D.

Hucka D.:

I want you, *sir,* to think about my babies, Turtle and Dove. 2 turtles and 2 doves in one. Centerville. Happy Together.

bb:

2 “turtle doves”, then. (smiles)

Hucka D.:

We could talk about St. Nick more?

bb:

St. Nick of Barkley?

Hucka D.:

You must promote Sunklands far and wide. Recruit Sunklanders but from afar and with a wide berth. You have a new friend. The shoe on the other foot did not drop, and it won’t. You are entering a circle of art… artists. This is an extension of entering the (center of the) circle of Big Sink. 10×10 is the center. And at the center of the 10×10 is Peter.

bb:

Peter-as-Seathwaite Fell.

Hucka D.:

Yes.

bb:

The Peter in Greenup 10 and Greenup 11.

Hucka D.:

Right. 4 times in the progression of the cyclical 10×10 did he appear, most obviously in the Oblong series. Greenup and Oblong are interlocked.

bb:

Excuse me, Hucka D., but I’m looking at SLurl map. It looks like those doves — your doves — would be almost on the exact same latitude as the 2 turtles that use to be in that pen in the northwest corner of Pudding Hill — since deleted.

Hucka D. (nonchalantly):

They are the same, yes. 2 turtles and 2 doves. Turtle and Dove. That was them as well.

bb:

The 2 turtles, you mean.

Hucka D.:

Precisely. Centerville. Center of Kansas City Life. The “K.C.” in the sim above them was part of that art project also.

bb:

I’m going back and take a look at those doves again[, then]. Hold on!…

*****

So’s as best I can determine, the 2 doves Hucka D. claims are his baby pets and the 2 turtles formerly found in Pudding Hill are on basically the same latitude. Below I’m standing right next to the 2 doves (Mavora, 18, 240, 69) on the left, and the turtles would have been at approximately the red dot on the right (Pudding Hill, 87, 237, 69). The middle number indicates the “latitude” within the sim — 237 compared with 240, then.

Then just for fun I teleported over to the *exact* same coordinate point (latitude *and* longitude) within Mavora that the turtles would have been in Pudding Hill. Turns out its right below the edge of this house on now abandoned land.

Since it was abandoned I didn’t deem it unethical to take an interior shot. That’s the city of Frankfort, Germany through the window, or a picture thereof.

I think there’s no doubt the 2 turtles and 2 doves are related now. Don’t know the exact meaning yet, but obviously it has something to do with Zappa’s Centerville and the 2 Turtles within that as well. The symbolic connection comes through the “12 Days of Christmas” song repeatedly mentioning “two turtle doves”. And since the 2 pairs of animals lie on either side of St. Nick (of Barkley)’s Big Sink, another Christmas link comes in play through that. Certainly more to mull over here.

 

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