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The Queen and King went away… March 27, 2010

Filed under: Azure Island #1,Uncategorized,Wiltshire (RL UK County) — baker Blinker @ 8:31 am

… on business in nearby Swindon. Something about death and resurrection; over my head as they put it, but not in a condescending way.

I took the opportunity to just sit on the porch and sip martinis in private. Baker Blinker worked on her croquet game. “I’m going to whip her butt when she returns,” she said, but that’s doubful, since the Queen is obviously in a different class of players than Ms. Blinker. I began to think of Second Life again through Baker Bloch: St. Nick of Barkley, Sunklands, Chilbo, Jeogeot as a whole, Nascera and its new clone Arecsan, Karoz (who is still in Second Life — trying to figure out still how to get him here to join the rest of the family!). But I also knew we wouldn’t be leaving Wiltshire anytime soon, although I had a feeling we might not be staying much longer with the King and Queen. I need my privacy, and so does Blinks. So does Hucka Doobie for that matter — oh, I forgot to mention that he changed back to his bee form when the King and Queen left (!). He’s been flying around the area, and mumbling something about how he’s visiting the forest again. Not sure if he means West Woods or Savernake or perhaps some other woods further off. Maybe all of the above.

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Hucka D.: All of the above.

bb;

Thanks for coming around tonight, Hucka D.

Hucka D.:

The Queen and King want to talk to you about Arkansas and The Bill more when they return. This is the 25th. (pause)

bb:

25th part of the blog. Like Arkansas is the 25th state of the Union.

Hucka D.:

We think the King may be from Billstown, Arkansas, right where Glen Campbell was born. Delightful.

bb:

That might (be an interesting new development).

Hucka D.:

They are very interested in TILE, although the King hasn’t mentioned it much yet.

bb:

He’s talked a lot, but keeps circling back to the Dark Ages. What happened to him there, Hucka D.?

Hucka D.:

He encountered a lot of powerful entities, some which wished him not harm, but were serving themselves instead of him. He didn’t like that — he needs worship.

bb:

White Magicians and Black Magicians as two sides of one coin[, then].

Hucka D.:

You can put it that way. Then all shine in the end.

bb:

I’m going to *attempt* to get to Jonesborough tomorrow, Hucka D., and draw that white horse on the long rock in the center of the place.

Hucka D.:

Good luck! (you’ll need it)

bb:

Revive the toys. Take some pics.

Hucka D.:

Grassy loves you.

bb:

What do we do next? Wansdyke?

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“Old Home, New Home?”

 

Karoz, Meanwhile…

Filed under: Azure Islands,Comet Archipelago,Nascera Continent — baker Blinker @ 7:50 am

… had found a bishop chess piece at the bottom of a Nascera channel, in the new additions since Christmas. Just to note: it appears in Nascera and its *clone* continent Arecsan. Two white bishops, then.*

Two bishops lie on either side of the King and Queen on a chess board. 🙂 I can’t help but think they somehow represent the cloning process itself, a microcosm of the macrocosm.

Yes, Karoz was still in contact with the family, although in an abstract way. He’ll continue to explore Second Life while the others are groundside, as it were.

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In other news — still sad to me even though I’ve been away for close to 1/2 a year now — Azure Islands has been sold; Big Island is no more. Not sure yet the status of Azure Island #2, 3, 4, 5, and 6. I assume they’ll be cut up as well, like Azure Island #1 before them. There will be no true sub-continents on estate property soon. People seem to prefer the isolated sims if they go the estate route.

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* See more here on the relationship between Nascera and its clone. The original white bishop lies in the Ahi sim of Nascera, the second, clone bishop in Rokugatsu of Arecsan. Rumors abound of even a 3rd, cloned continent.