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Quick check in… April 30, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — baker Blinker @ 8:55 am

“Peter The Good? Hucka D.?”

Peter The Good:

I am Peter. The Good.

bb:

Do you wish to chat about anything tonight?

Peter The Good:

Norum. If anything.

bb:

Karoz is back home.

Peter The Good:

The King has arisen. Seek Him and His work out.

bb:

Karb, you mean. King Karb.

Peter The Good:

Yes. And Queen Bluebells. You found her in the Wiltshire Woods. She was green. She is the Moon to His Sunniness. Baker Blinker and Hucka Doobie are still with her… Him. Her and Him. She and He. He and She.

bb:

We better end. Thanks for reinforcing all this.

 

Chilbo Talk April 29, 2010

Filed under: Jeogeot Chilbo — baker Blinker @ 2:05 pm

Fleep Tuque talks about Chilbo and virtual world governance in the first part of this recent episode from treet.tv.

http://treet.tv/shows/tonightlive/episodes/tlpb-18apr10

I found Fleep’s whole discussion quite fascinating, but especially, perhaps, how Chilbo was founded, and that several people of like mind just happened to settle in the then virgin region at the same time. “Serendipity,” she called it. 🙂

 

Frustrating… April 27, 2010

Filed under: Norum,Uncategorized — baker Blinker @ 6:08 am

“Second Life becomes more and more frustrating on my home computer, Hucka D. Hucka D.?”

Peter The Good:

This is the story of Noru and of this frustration and then resolution. Karoz will take over, as he has to. Noru is more his story, through Norum.

bb:

Maybe someone totally new.

Peter The Good:

No… Karoz. Old.

bb:

Obviously the way things are going, I don’t need to keep the Pudding Hill property and attempt another stab at the Temple of TILE.

Peter The Good:

No. The King has arose. Already. Keep checking. Crop circles will keep the family busy. SL galleries and crop circles.

bb:

Very frustrating. But the internet seems fine now.

Peter The Good:

Consolidate in Noru because of Carrcass-4 as well, now. Coming up shortly (!)

bb:

Finally downsize in SL. Makes sense. I can’t go on like this.

Peter The Good:

Karoz will aid. He is wise, he is old. He knows. Look at the wisdom on his face. He sees. Into the past.

*****

Karoz (to himself):

I am home.

 

04/26/10 Blue Feather Gallery, 04 April 26, 2010

Filed under: Blue Feather Gallery — baker Blinker @ 1:48 pm

Baker heads down to the lower level now.

The left side of the Wheeler 01 collage appears as he rounds the corner, past a sign giving an introduction to the “art 10×10” also located within the gallery grounds. The lower level contains the Wheeler-Jasper series of 20 collages from this overall collection, the last series completed (2009). It and the remaining series can be found in their entirety in the Edwardston Station Gallery floating just above the Blue Feather Gallery proper in all its, ahem, cubic glory. Really, it’s sort of an eyesore, but a very effective, low prim gallery — you could almost call it a warehouse — to house this 10×10.

In the aquarium in the room containing the first part of the Wheeler-Jasper series is what’s called a “fish version” of the Blue Feather Cube. An aerial or “bird” version of this cube can be found in the central, open part of the Edwardston Station Gallery.

Some details from the Wheeler half of the Wheeler-Jasper collages: Wheeler 07 (“Stranger than Strange”) …

… and Wheeler 09 (“Words Worth Savings”).

Baker stands in front of the Jasper 03 collage (“St. Michigan’), looking down on a miniscule representation of himself walking into some thickly treed woods in Wales. Funny how he doesn’t remember being in Wales at any time, but that’s the magic of the collage process: you don’t have to be there to be there. Witness the whole recent England/Wiltshire County stay by The Bakers. And Baker Blinker and Hucka Doobie are still there, apparently!

Details from both the side-by-side Jasper 04 and Jasper 05. Looks like the von Trapp children have a substitute music teacher this day, hehe.

Looking out to the lower level patio area, which includes two tables with chairs and also a fountain.

Baker relaxing at one of these patio tables, wishing he had something to sip on while I kept taking overhead snapshots.

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04/26/10 Blue Feather Gallery, 03

Filed under: Blue Feather Gallery — baker Blinker @ 1:42 pm

Baker Bloch entering another patio area between “Supernova*” and one of my favorites from Natsha in the gallery: “70 : Nemo”.

Baker on patio #2, as it were. 4 stricking sculptures by Natsha are found here…

… including the multi-hued “Genesis” (right) and “98 : Aura” (left), the latter which I purchased during this particular visit for a very reasonable 395 linens.

A cleverly positioned piece by Loki called “Barbi in Box”, at the top of one of the three accesses to the lower level of the gallery.

Art pieces on last patio visited on this day by Baker Bloch. Very nice indeed.

Interesting photo of the gazebo through the central “flame” of “24 : Project”, on entry level patio again now.

Some overhead shots of the gallery and the artificially landscaped environment.

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04/26/10 Blue Feather Gallery, 02

Filed under: Blue Feather Gallery — baker Blinker @ 1:36 pm

Baker Bloch has used the House of Truth teleporter to head up to the Blue Feather Gallery proper. All of the upper floor, including the 3 patio areas, have been given over to guest artists Natsha Lemton and Loki Glas to do as they like with their 150 allotted prims. Natsha and Loki are owners of the fabulous NitroglycerinE Gallery, and have been featured in the SL Art Parks blog and their works display in numerous Second Life art initiatives, including the Chaos project at PiRats. I’m pleased as punch to have them exhibit at my foundling gallery!

The piece shown in the photograph below is a sculpture by Natsha entitled “24 : Project”. All of the pieces that are displayed in the upper level can be termed kinetic sculpture in the broad sense of the word, and are all composed of multiple prims.

Baker looks toward the gazebo to the north while standing beside “24 – Project”. Natsha and Loki’s pieces seem to fit in so well with the overall environment; it’ll be a shame to take them down when the exhibit is over! But all things must end, especially in this Second Life of ours.

On the same patio is “33: Paris Ville Lumiere,” also by Natsha.

A look back at the entry point for the gallery at large. Still on patio #1.

Moving indoors now from this patio, we have “39 : Cibachrome”, another piece by Ms. Lemton. Again, all of these pieces are kinetic, so you have to visit them in person to truly appreciate.

Three Natsha pieces to the left, with two of Loki’s works to the center and right. Left to right these are, “114 : Media”, “116 : Miss Dior”, “117 : Morphee”, “Encore Un Pave Dans La Mere”, and “Supernova*”.

Directly behind where Baker is standing above is found “Convergence*” by Loki.

A closer look at “39: Cibachrome”.

Baker walks into the last of 3 wings of the upper level.

Baker admiring “Supernova*” up close.

Looking back toward the remaining indoor pieces not pictured until now. These are, left to right again, “Art Design 69 Tri*” (Loki) and the matching pair of “108 : Soumsoum Made 1 N 3” and “19 : Soumsoum Serie 1N2” (Natsha). We’ll take a better look at those last two in a minute. I should also mention that both Natsha and Loki, in rl, are native French speakers. 🙂

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04/26/10 Blue Feather Gallery, 01

Filed under: Blue Feather Gallery,Norum — baker Blinker @ 1:31 pm

The Blue Feather Gallery is open for business! Let’s start at the bottom and work our way up. We begin, then, in the House of Truth, set in the heart near the edge of the 9000 5000 square meter Noru Woods. Just kidding Memorial. 🙂

Anyway, this small Victorian house which I just recently purchased from the Fatima Ur Garden Center, appropriately painted blue, holds a number of key pictures about a perceived Jeogeot-Chilbo interconnection, at least according to my personal mythology.

A view out the always opened front door of the House of Truth, toward the Chilbo sidewalk that runs parallel to the southern edge of my rented Noru property.

Baker Bloch on the second floor of the House of Truth, inspecting the text. If you visit, remember to just mouse over any picture in the facility to view the attached text.

On the upper porch now. Fine view from here, even if it’s mostly of pine trees.

Front of the House of Truth, looking over the Chilbo sidewalk dividing Noru from Mujigae to the south.

Aerial view from same angle…

… and from the opposite direction. Northern edge of the Noru Woods is just in front.

But perhaps my favorite place to hang on the property as Baker Bloch is this walled in porch with a view directly into what remains of the Noru Woods, including its small, dis-repaired cemetery.

View looking northeast, with a Chilbo Road Press newspaper dispenser in the foreground.

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“Still…

Filed under: Norum,Uncategorized — baker Blinker @ 7:16 am

… unsure that I want to move out of Sunklands. Actually I don’t think I am, but I clearly have to make a decision between Aotearoa (1536) and Pudding Hill (3072 and maybe more). Thinking of just keeping Aotearoa as a quiet getaway at this time, Hucka D. Or Peter The Good. Peter? Anyway, the basic reason I would keep the 3 separate parcels in Pudding Hill (although all rented from the same establishment), is to perhaps rebuild a temple of TILE in the central spot of Big Sink. Hucka?

Peter The Good:

You are staying in Noru, though?

bb:

Of course. I have a gallery to run there now. But I’m out of prims in Noru.

Peter The Good:

I would recommend waiting for later on the temple, and focusing on Noru. I heard you visited Hanja Hangout for the first time last night.

bb:

Yes. Very interesting. I’ll take pictures the next visit.

Peter The Good:

Norum was a big place in its day. Controlled the infohubs as well. We had lots of fun.

bb:

How many sims did it take up, Peter The Good?

Peter The Good:

Norum? Let’s see, there’s of course Noru. The rest are a bit unclear because the names have changed. (pause)

bb:

I was reading about my Bill Hill that use to center my old Noru properties.

Peter The Good:

Yes. That’s a bleed-through. Bill Hill, or a Norum equivalent, was present in the past. You still have a trace of the cemetery hill in your current Noru property.

bb:

Hope Church is another bleed-through?

Peter The Good:

Yes. Everything currently in the sim is a bleed-through of some sort from the past.

bb:

What about Olando’s plane? It’s been there for a while now.

Peter The Good:

A disaster occurred. People got LOST. Or not.

bb:

How was Norum separate from Chilbol in those days?

Peter The Good:

There was, a bit, a separation of philosophies. Norum was seen as “Mount Jeogeot”, the pinnacle. It, technically, is not the highest point of course. But it justified itself in that manner. The sinks were [then] created. Red Line. Keep walking around [the area].

bb:

Who are the whiteheads, Peter The Good? I’m gonna guess — that was Norum.

Peter The Good:

Yes. I was Chief Whitehead. They were also known as the humans. Chilbo suffers a bit from this as well today.

bb:

But whiteheads stands for, also, those that are advancing in age, shall we say.

Peter The Good:

The prediction that the Blue Feather Gallery would come [back] to Norum is in the Oracle Book. On Earth it is called Norumbega, a fictional idealized place that some attach to Bangor, Maine. Bangor, Ireland is the site of the best known real life Blue Feather Gallery. And Gray, Maine contained the most famous gallery of that name stateside. There’s not many… sorry, that was your line.

bb:

There’s not many, Peter The Good. Oh…

Peter The Good:

Then there’s the Blue Feather that displayed glass works based on crop circles. When did the mountain become just a hill?

*****

bb:

When it moved out of the corner state of Maine, I guess.

Peter The Good:

All this is coded [in the carrcasses]. You are seeing that Maine is attached to Florida, north and south separate but still one through spacetime. Norum. Whitehead… Red Head… Greenhead. Poplar suffix down there in that county [Washington County, Florida].

bb:

I think I’ll put a map of Norumbega in the Noru gallery, Peter The Good.

Peter The Good:

Karoz, and of course Gene Fade, the father, was a reaction to the Whitehead establishment because he had a green head, a moss head. Greenhead. You haven’t thought about T-Bonz in a long time.

bb:

The toy avatars established an avatar who could exist in virtual reality — Second Life eventually. This was Karoz. Gene Fade was apparently the father. Gypsy Moon the mother, who seemed to also live in Chilbo at some point, even though she is most identified with The Moon sim off the southern coast of Maebaleia./Satori.

Peter The Good:

Karoz was raised by his mother. On The Moon. Both moved to Norum together. They came through The Moon. The Moon of Jeogeot was and really still is the same as The Moon of Maebaleia. It involved a polarity reversal. But the Macro Hole above Yd Island had to be sealed up first. They helped establish a new land. Second Life was unfolding on Jeogeot. Maebaleia would later only represent a trace of the first grid, the original one. Established in 2002, same time as the Crabwood crop circle.

bb:

We are going quite far in the mythology tonight, Peter The Good. Thanks for telling me this.

Peter The Good:

We have some time tonight, for a change, to just sit back and talk and… (pause).

 

“I suppose this… April 24, 2010

Filed under: Norum,Uncategorized — baker Blinker @ 11:09 am

… is as good a place as any to begin Part 27 of the blog, Hucka D… or whoever.”

Hucka D.:

Here’s Peter The Good again.

Peter The Good:

You are determining to establish a Temple of TILE once more. Yes. Starting place.

bb:

The…

Peter The Good:

The Norum-Chilbol tension is now resolved, thanks to [delete name]. Old into new. Now… what’s left? (answering himself): TILE is left. Temple of.

bb:

You…

Peter The Good:

You go out into the virtual world and draw artists to Greater Chilbo, which you now know that Noru exists within. Noru Woods. You do this alone, though. [Delete name] will understand this. You follow the breadcrumbs.

bb:

Maybe I don’t need to rebuild the Temple [of TILE].

Peter The Good:

Depends on what you put into it. The King is about to arise from his Subterranean chambers. Actually he has arose, but you haven’t found where he is yet.

bb (shrugging):

Wiltshire, I assume.

 

“Peter The Good, how… April 23, 2010

Filed under: Norum,Uncategorized — baker Blinker @ 8:09 am

… are you doing tonight? Is Hucka D. around?’

Peter The Good:

He is bathing his filthy body. Got into some thick pollen today. He may come in later, after his shower. Or bath. I think he prefers baths.

bb:

Yes, I think he does. But let’s not talk of that any longer.

Peter The Good:

No. I would like to talk about Norum and Chilbol. I would like to explain some differences.

bb:

Go ahead.

Peter The Good:

You first.

bb:

Me… well, perhaps in order for Norum to understand Chilbol and visa versa, they have to understand Noru and Chilbo. And visa versa again I suppose. Do you think…

Peter The Good:

Yes. You are right. In your reality timescape Chilbo came first and Noru is on the edge. In past, Norum was the center and Chilbol was more on the edge. Chilbol escaped from Norum. Now it seems to be the opposite.

bb:

So maybe this is all coming full circle (?)

Peter The Good:

*Yes*. To start the cycle over again. Like yin and yang, of course. Taijitu.

bb:

Part of this bringing in the outside, through Noru or Norum I suppose, into Chilbol or Chilbo, is through crop circles.

Peter The Good;

Yes. That plays a part. Chilbo should not neglect its past as Chilbol and thus the connection with Chilbolton. But Chilbo also influences Chilbol and Chilbolton, of course… future to past. It all comes down to the Blue Feather and the related sea. This is on Maebaleia and not Jeogeot. You draw in from the outside — you bring it to Chilbo. You will have help. Mainland is starving. Important galleries and artists keep leaving for island existence. Good you are reading your blog again starting with your move to Jeogeot last May. Almost a year for you and your family now.

bb:

Yes. A fairly long time now. I seem to be getting settled… finally establishing what I need to do in relation to others in this virtual reality. Seeing myself in others… stepping in their shows, shoes I mean. Certainly it’s not about making money for me. It’s about a certain kind of exposure, not only for my work now, but others. Edna’s to begin with. And TILE. TILE is central. But the 10×10 is admittedly very important as well. I have a virtual home for it, though, very low prim and easy to maintain. I can help others now. But I must bring in people from outside Chilbo to the inside, and not focus on Chilbo itself. As Hucka D. said — maybe it was you — Chilbo will be fine.

Peter The Good:

Yes. As long as the Chilbo-Jeogeot marriage continues. Once that ends, you do not have to worry about what happens next. And that involves the Chilbo-Noru marriage as well, since Noru is more central to Jeogeot because of its attachment to Norum. It’s more than just the Blue Feather Gallery. People will sense this. It’s much more. It’s another hole, to another reality, where Jeogeot can be more fulfilled and *filled* out. It’s more than Chilbo. It’s more than Jeogeot, even, but that’s the center. And you can link to that through Ancient Norum. It will involve accepting the reality of Chilbol, and the acceptance of a grid before the Lindens. There’s much more going on inside. Good you set yourself up on the edge of this tension, outer to inner. That’s your position now. That was *my* position before as well, but in Norum, and with Chilbol on the fringe instead of modern Noru. Directions have reversed, but the story remains the same. The same song. The same dance. Taijitu.

bb:

Thank you Peter The Good.

Peter The Good:

We will speak soon. More on Norum. Follow your toys where they will go. And follow them to Frank Park, to the new place. That speaks to you. Today. Did you hear it?

bb:

I think I did.

Peter The Good:

Michael thought about his encounter with you, and determined you are not a threat and that you are harmless and that you are attracted to the woods in somewhat the same way he is. He will not harm you, but know his paths and his fears. Best to avoid certain overlaps.

bb:

Yes. Thanks for that. It’s another place where there’s an inside-outside tension… very interesting (!)

Peter The Good:

Right. That’s where Norum can be tapped into as well. Toys. It’s an ancient site.