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“Norum in the Gazebo,” starring the numbers 1 through 5. July 14, 2010

Filed under: Hucka D.,Norum,Uncategorized — baker Blinker @ 9:31 am

“You know about the play now, baker b. The play about the founding of Norum. Go ahead.”

bb:

Thanks for starting, Hucka D. Let’s see, the play took place in a gazebo on Sapphire’s land, just outside her house. Everyone dressed as Phillip Lindens, or at least were interchangeable. That is, each could play all the roles, although it settled into a pattern after a time. Cpt. Burr shoots Chief Ironside, who has already killed Maj. Sweepy View.

Hucka D.:

Ironically an Indian name, although he was a member of the calvary.

bb:

Cavalry, you mean. [no answer]. Then the 4th is always tired of this [but still in the gazebo], and the 5th is in Sapphire’s House of Truth, just glad to be out of the gazebo and, by default, out of the play itself.

Hucka D.:

There was no room in that gazebo for him (smiles).

bb:

Interesting. Founding of Noru… Norum, I mean. Sapphire sponsored the play?

Hucka D. (affirming):

She wanted to have a beginning for Norum, and an end actually. The play was part historical, then, and part science fiction. The same characters come back in the year 2020. Second Life is about to kick the bucket, and Noru deleted from what’s left of the grid. What’s left of Norum, then? We’ll, everyone shot in that original conflict comes back from the dead. Time is reversed. Backwards.

bb:

It starts with a Green Giant and ends with a Red Squirt or Red Dwarf. In-between we have the Blue Feather.

Hucka D.:

Blue Feather emerges from Green Giant and moves back into Red Squirt in the end. Squirt and giant; red and green.

bb:

What of yellow?

Hucka D. (quickly):

That’s Kimball.

*****

bb:

It sounds like quite a surreal play, Hucka D.

Hucka D.:

KK wouldn’t like it, no.

bb:

Let’s see, Sapphire wanted to establish a legitimate, recorded history. So she created the play. “Norum in the Gazebo.” That’s pretty good if I say so myself (!)

Hucka D.:

Yes. “Norum in the Gazebo.” It ends with those lines. Like, “The importance of being Ernest.”

bb:

Philip Linden, after all the other Phillip Lindens sink into the ground with the gazebo, leaving just their brains-as-rocks to speak lines — last Phillip standing, as it were — says this line after walking into Sapphire’s house from the gazebo. I’ll have to make some old timey posters for the play, Hucka D.

Hucka D.:

Sapphire had the whole gazebo sinking into the ground in the end, revealing that the talking Lindens were just talking rocks-for-brains. The only real Philip Linden had walked into the House of Truth by now. The 4th Linden was tired of all this, but had not exited the gazebo. Therefore he sank into the ground with the original 3 as well. Only the 5th survived. The Linden Grid is born.

bb:

In the… sorry once again!

Hucka D.:

In the final performance of the play in 2005, Sapphire just left the gazebo in the ground, and the rocks just above. Frozen scene of the final act. Never forgot: there was Norum in that gazebo, she was saying through this act, this scene.

bb:

I wonder if Sapphire got Col. Ceiling Fan [a shark] to help protect her from the still roaming Ol’ Granny.

Hucka D.:

That’s right. Sapphire originally thought she could hold her play depicting the surreal founding of Norum in that shack, that shed. But there was simply not enough room. “Norum”, then… *that’s* how it gets started.

bb:

Someone was assigned to that shed to look after Col Ceiling Fan.

Hucka D.:

The Norum Indians or Natives started by turning the leader of the calvary into a shark. Then their own leader Chief Ironside, killed the next-in-line [Maj. Sweepy View, apparently], leaving behind an orphaned minor [Sweepy View Minor]. But in seeing he had killed his own half brother, Chief Ironside asked Cpt. Ray Burr, the next-to-next-in-line-of-command, to, in turn, shoot him after seeing this. A dramatic showdown ensued; Burr didn’t really want to shoot Chief Ironside. A great debate[, then]: did he actually shoot the chief, or was it someone on the Grassy Knob?

bb:

You’re talking about Widow’s Knob, Hucka D.

Hucka D.:

Originally Grassy Knob. Chief Ironside and Cpt. Burr realizes they were the same entity displaced in time. Here’s the science fiction element kicking in, you see. Cpt. Burr, from the future, has to hide behind the Grassy Knob and kill his past self in order for Norum to form properly, and allow the Linden Grid to pass through the land. Otherwise… say it.

bb:

Christmas is canceled?

Hucka D.:

YES.

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