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Eye of Rye and Chasm Deep Sink (Rye of Eye?) July 2, 2010

Filed under: Chasm Deep,Corsica Continent,Eye of Rye,Uncategorized — baker Blinker @ 5:06 pm

Eye of Rye 1st, w/ most important sim (containing “downtown” of island) highlighted, this being Norstrilia.

Chasm Deep Sink, then, aligned with the suspiciously similar shaped Eye of Rye as precisely as possible after having been rotated 180 degrees. The Chasm Deep sim is highlighted in this case.

You can toggle back and forth between the 2 pictures if you open them in separate windows or tabs. The green outline within each is almost the same size.

Then below we have the outline of the Chasm Deep sim (orange) superimposed on the Eye of Rye picture, with the alignment between the 2 locations in place still. Remarkably, the 2 highlighted sims of each picture, Nostrilia (red) and Chasm Deep, turn out to, in essence, share the same diagonal (pink), *and*, moreover, intersect each other in such a way to form a square whose sides are precisely *2/3rds* the length of the associated sims.

Because of this fact, the interference pattern can be easily broken down into a grid of squares 1/3rd the length of a sim. A 3×3 example of such squares making up the Nostrilia sim is shown below.

The Baker family believes this is a representation of 2 eyes focusing, one the Eye of Rye itself, and the other Chasm Deep Sink, peering in the opposite direction, as it were.

The implications here could be far reaching. Far reaching indeed.


Eye of Rye? 03

Filed under: Corsica Continent,Eye of Rye — baker Blinker @ 7:07 am

West edge of downtown Eye of Rye.

Downtown panorama. The property is appropriately called “Main Street Shops and Boutiques at Downtown Norstrilia”. Here’s the description: “Oceanfront boardwalk, Karlsva Shopping Ctr, dancing music Hippo Technologies, open air waterfront Club, clothing, Art Gallery, rugs, Apolon vehicles, shoes, eyes, jewelry, mens womens fashions. Trolley, sailing, Midnight Mania, Lightning Productions”. Fun packed for sure. A very clean and cute.

Baker pauses to look out at the waters to the east of Eye of Rye. He knows many unknown mysteries still lie beneath the waves surrounding the island.

End of the trolley line.

Even a classy little gallery exists on the island, near the southwest corner. Here’s the related website:

More rental units on the island’s south slopes.

Another eyecatching little waterfall near where Baker started his tour, quite high and spray-ishy.

In taking another look at the island today, Baker is coming away not quite as impressed as before. A beautiful place still, overall, but a bit too commercial for his liking. Still the mythology remains in place, and the surrounding seas remain largely unexplored by the Baker family. So I suppose I will return soon enough. 🙂

Until then, I’ll leave you with some simple collage of a new crop circle that Hucka D. is implying is related to the Baker’s discovery of the Eye of Rye island. Some interesting comparisons for sure here.


Eye of Rye? 02

Filed under: Corsica Continent,Eye of Rye — baker Blinker @ 7:05 am

The “road” encircling the island actually begins to contain trolley rails at this point. Baker sits beside the rails and a bar containing the same Tooter Claxton freebie objects that I’ve recently rezzed in the Temple of TILE (more on the latter soon!). Baker feels quite at home, then.

View of rental apartments on the north side of the island. My only complaint about the landscape is that the mountain itself was not left in a more “natural” state.

More Nostrilia lounging areas under the shade of numerous palm trees.

A music bar is just just beyond to the west, called The Blues Station. Unfortunately Baker isn’t a big fan of that musical genre so he probably won’t be returning here when a band is performing. Nice place anyway.

Map on the outside of the bar, but one not containing Eye of Rye itself.

Scenic waterfall in south central Norstrilia (I keep wanting to type that “Nostrilia”, hehe), also viewable from the small downtown region that we’ll be visiting next.


Eye of Rye? 01

Filed under: Corsica Continent,Eye of Rye — baker Blinker @ 7:02 am

The remarkble Eye of Rye (Island), as I’m calling it, roughly shaped like an egg, or an *eyeball*. 🙂 For more about the origin of this name, check here.

The island, located in the wonderful South Sea of the Corsica continent with its high content of marine life and ancient ruins, is about 1 sim high and 1 1/2 sim wide, or about 250 meters by 375 meters. Boardwalks and docks artificially extend the length of the island in all directions except on the west coast… where we happen to start our Eye of Rye mini-tour. Baker lounges in a small park of the Otherwhen sim, owned by JBS Estates.

A nicely textured road encircles most of the shoreline of the island, with the exception of a gap where the shore passes through the Cavathor sim. A small but colorful grove of trees is encountered at the end of the road as Baker walks into this sim from Otherwhen to its south. In looking at it again, this road may actually be classified as a very wide sidewalk — either one. A brick walkway extends beyond the other side of the grove for a number of yards.

Objects in the waters of Cavathor.

Baker turning around in his tracks from above to view the large, single mountain making up the interior of the island. Looks bald from this side, but with structures clinging to all other slopes save this northwestern one.

The road/sidewalk begins again at the west edge of Norstrilia, a sim containing the “downtown” of the island.

More to come!