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Pop October 31, 2010

Filed under: Hucka D.,Petemond,Sapphire,Uncategorized — baker Blinker @ 5:18 am

“Gingersnap roots Borma tella. Ron-ti. Liki do waddle Poop.”

bb:

No.

Pietmond:

Ickle do widdle poop.

bb:

Nope.

Pietmond:

P…

Hucka D.:

Hi.

Pietmond:

Hassle hoff. Ricki Lee Johns. Hassle hopf. Pht. Pht.

Hucka D.:

Oh you’ve met Pietmond I see.

bb:

He came earlier.

Hucka D.:

Ask him which one’s first.

bb:

The Head or The Trip?

Hucka D.:

Yeah. You don’t mind?

bb:

Of course not. Pietmond… did you hear?

Pietmond:

Ricki do. Hassle hopft. Pht. Rinki do hassle…

bb:

Pietmond. Can you hear me?

Pietmond:

Ricki… rinki. Real weird. Wierd. We’re going to take a break now. Thank you.

bb:

I don’t know why…

Hucka D.:

He needs to be exersized [as opposed to exorsized. Let’s try that again.

bb:

He, Pietmond, needs to be exorcised exercised.

Hucka D.:

We’re living in him now after all. Think you were about to say that.

bb:

Oh. Wi-erd.

Sapphire:

I am forgotten. Hello to you too. Two.

Hucka D.:

Try it again, like me.

Sapphire:

Hello to you too two baker b. and Hucka D. Fantastic.

Hucka D.:

We’re nearing the heart of the soul of the Pietmond story, Sapphire. They have uncovered the old No Room cemetery. In the middle of their church (!). But is it or should it really be that surprising?

Sapphire:

No.

bb:

TILE. Sorry.

Sapphire:

The Bill moved [it]. The Bill are 5 black men Men in Black. The 6th is was will be Peter. In Hucka D. speak (smiles).

bb:

Peter knows about Pitchfork (!!)

Hucka D.:

Yes he uncovered the dark, grimy secret. Pop eye Devil. Martin. Dr. and preacher as one. Olean…

Pietmond:

Istantinople. Ricki… rinki…

[3 mins later…]

Hucka D.:

It’s here that the story gets queerer. For he found out… (pause)

bb:

Yes?

Hucka D.:

Sapphire?

Sapphire:

Yes, baker b., for it is here…

bb:

The show Pietmond was canceled?

Hucka D.:

Sort of. The flame man lives… the town lives. Put out the red, put out the fire, and…

bb:

It all falls in.

Sapphire:

I was a safe haven.

bb:

We must get somewhere with this.

Sapphire:

Peter went to the preacher who was the undertaker and said, look, there’s a cemetery underneath our church… and a labyrinth. And it says No Room. No Room Cemetery. And the preacher and the undertaker as one, with their one eye apiece, as it were, looked at Peter and tried to be fly straight as a martin with him. It wasn’t the pilot, he said, and pointed into the sky.

bb:

To the Colgates?

Hucka D.:

He was pointing to the one without Pitchfork. The other, gooder one. One. Eye. One Eye. One eye.

[5 mins. later…]

bb:

The undertaker/preacher was schizophrenic?

Hucka D.;

Yes. One eye apiece.

Sapphire:

In pieces (smiles). Just trying to join in.

bb:

So they’re on opposite sides of the fences, these eyes, these multiple eyes. So multiple, or so divided.

Sapphire:

Nose of Rose unites. Have you found it?

Hucka D.:

Yes. I mean, yes, baker b., have you?

bb:

The Ephant Trunk you mean?

Hucka D.:

Pietmond is a Klein Bottle [as well]. Have you found the crosses cross?

bb:

Maybe the opposite spins inside the single labyrinth (?).

Sapphire:

You see, Peter made the whole town walk the labyrinth. Then they accepted him as a Man of White and a Man of Color. They understood the 2nd, outer half. They were whole through the halves. White and colored. TILE was born.

Hucka D.:

And that brings us to episode 3: “It Wasn’t The Pilot”. You see now?

bb:

No.

Sapphire:

It was red.

 

I’m *still* in RL sometimes…

Actually I’ve been hiking considerably more in RL (real life) lately than in SL (Second Life), because it’s been so pretty. 3 nice weekends in a row now.

The first picture comes from weekend before last: a neat waterfall on a stream tumbling off the side of Grandaddy Mtn., about 15 miles away from our real world dwelling unit. It’s about a 15 foot drop, maybe more. This stream is not on any official path. In other words, I had to do some open woods hiking to get to it.

Moving closer to home, then, in Herman Park, and the very beginning of what I’m calling Quartz Brook. I’ve known about this small stream for years and years and years, but only recently have discovered two interesting quartz rocks not far down the mtn. from this source containing crystal formations I can’t recall finding in such distinction before. And both from the same exact location. I’ll hopefully have more on Quartz Brook soon. My personal feeling is that it may have become the focus for some kind of toy mythology revival over Whitehead Crossing. Part of this is because of the “Michael Problem.” I may have more to say about that as well.

Meadow above Quartz Creek, on the side of Wealthy Mtn. (perhaps another blog subcategory!). An abandoned spiral road leads to the top of this mtn., and on an even more abandoned side road lies a mini-maze you can walk on a smaller hillock. There’s a similar but larger (and better known ) road maze in Herman Park as well, but several miles away from here and not on the same mtn.

Perhaps mysterious row of bent rhododendron near Quartz Brook (Quartz Run?).

Shot of Grandaddy Mtn. from the road atop Wealthy Mtn. Nice. Leaves are just past their peak at this time.

The final two photos are of zigzaggy quart patterns found on two separate rocks in neighboring vales to the one containing Quartz Run. I’m tempted to call these “Serpent Stones” for obvious reasons.

Just today I made a very interesting excursion on the lower half of Greenhead Creek, opposite of its head if you will. Unfortunately I didn’t take my camera. I’ll attempt to do better tomorrow, which promises to be an equally beautiful day. I also want to include pictures of those quartz crystals I mentioned at the first of this post.

 

Exploring some sinks… October 30, 2010

Filed under: Big Sink,Lill Burn Valley,Otaki Gorge,Pietmond — baker Blinker @ 7:28 am

Baker Blinker dancing with some new Halloween friends at the Crow’s Foot. Quite a lot of fun, but perhaps she’s had a bit too much to drink (?)

Later that night, a sober Baker Bloch just starts running around the Otaki Gorge property aimlessly and soon ends up on nearby Route 10, heading to the heart of Big Sink and perhaps beyond. Old and familiar territory by now.

Q’s Glass ‘n’ Gas in Brouwer. Always nice to view and visit, and a bit of stability in an otherwise mostly changing landscape in Big Sink.

New diner near my old property in Pudding Hole Hill. I hope that’s a hot dog on top, and I also hope he’s sticking out his tongue for some reason and not the other thing that comes to mind. Won’t go there. But still unsure, if so, why the tongue is out (?)

Attempt to ride an abandoned ice cream truck along Route 10 in Wetas failed miserably for Baker Bloch. I think it was just a *bit* broke, since it kept trying to burrow underground and also never actually got on the road itself for any length of time.

Perhaps mysterious lights nearby.

Baker looking back on Big Sink as he exits to the west… really not a lot there any more.

But a welcome sight: in neighboring Lill Burn Valley it appears that a portion of the Felix Meritis monastery is being restored. I’ll definitely have to check back every now and then on progress made. Really cheap land for sale around part of the lip of that particular sink, but, no, Baker can’t go there.

He’s very happy still in his quirky, little Pietmond, with its houses intruded upon by rocks…

… and tree infested rooftop dining offering great views. “I think I’ll eat at the downtown bar over there tomorrow night,” he thinks contentedly as we leave him to his musings.

 

“Right *here*” October 29, 2010

Filed under: Otaki Gorge,Pietmond,Uncategorized — baker Blinker @ 6:13 am

“Baker’s decided on Orange House as his home, Hucka D.”

Hucka D.:

Great choice. Best views.

bb:

I have a lot more information coming in on Peter and Pietmond’s past, but I may just be too tired to talk about it tonight.

Hucka D.:

That’s surprising.

bb:

Isn’t it.

Hucka D.:

Yes. Do you want a spirit friend to help you out with the conversation. I’ll see who’s available.

bb:

Umm…

Hucka D.:

Hold on.

Cherry Blossom:

Whatcha doing? Har.

Bing King Kong Crosby:

Arch-enemy! Destroy!!

Personal Likeability:

Fear is no fiend of men.

Hucka D.:

How’s that?

bb:

Maybe it should be just you and me tonight.

Hucka D.:

OK.

(pause)

bb:

Any ideas?

Hucka D.:

What is the difference between Otaki Gorge’s Pietmond and Aotearoa’s Pietmond? How ’bout that?

bb:

Great. What do you think?

Hucka D.:

I think the arms were removed (pause)

bb:

Redman… that may be a good topic.

Hucka D.:

Dr. Blood. You want me to get him?

bb:

No, that’s OK.

Hucka D.:

Here.

Dr. Blood:

Good evening Mr. Baker Bloch.

Hucka D. (correcting):

That’s the user of Baker Bloch, also called baker. baker b. He is the user of Baker Bloch and also Baker Blinker, although she rarely makes appearances anymore. How’s that going, baker b.? The Blinker experiment? Why don’t you tell Dr. Blood all about it while I run to the bathroom.

bb:

(pause) Well, OK. Dr. Blood. Nice to see you tonight, first off. Well, Baker Blinker had a makeoever recently to make her more attractive as an art gallery owner and manager. See, Baker Bloch…

Hucka D. (interrupting):

I’m back. You finished?

bb:

Not quite.

Hucka D.:

Dr. Blood doesn’t have much time. Why don’t you ask the most important question first. Would that be the Aotearoa-Otaki Gorge-Pietmond thing you just mentioned?

bb:

Perhaps. But I guess I’m wondering more about Dr. Blood. Is he the same as Redman?

Hucka D.:

That’s going to be your question? Remember you might only have one tonight.

bb:

Well, let me rephrase. Who is Dr. Blood actually?

Dr. Blood:

Time’s up.

 

To Blackmount Again, 02 October 28, 2010

Filed under: Blackmount Sink — baker Blinker @ 5:18 am

In attempting to break into the trailer, a baffled Baker gets caught not in the window, but *inside* it.

But, silly him, the front door is standing wide open anyway, as he manages to pry himself loose and head around the corner. Once safely inside, he encounters this queer table with an illogically long notch in it and a chocolate muffin on top. And that’s about all.

Baker sitting on Peter Frampton’s porch again, waiting for the pond to disappear once more.

Just up the hill from the trailer may be the most mysterious part of Blackmount as Baker has identified it, if it isn’t the trailer itself (come to think of it now). Oh, besides the Blackmount Rabbit Hole, of course, which is *super* mysterious still.

But first, a joy ride in a passing, futuristic one seat vehicle of some sort, which deposits him at a local shop selling, by an incredible coincidence, hehe, this very same vehicle. But he must head back to the sink and tonight’s business.

Yes, here it is at last: The Anglo-Saxon *Rabbit Hole*. And just below the *actual* Rabbit Hole of Blackmount, only a mere 100 meters away to the southwest and on land owned by the same group. I have had the pleasure to speak with one of the owners of this land via comments on my blog here, and now understand that the Rabbit Hole, the actual one up the hill from here, was created through a bug long since erased, allowing one to terraform *way* beyond the now normal +4/-4 meters. For, as I’ll remind you, the Rabbit Hole is a good *90* meters deep, with actual Linden water encountered at the 70 meter level as you head down.

I didn’t take a picture of it, but Baker especially wanted to make sure the Peterboroug Cronicle’s front page was still inside the Anglo-Saxon Rabbit Hole — it was, and the first of four pages along the south side of the defined ground.
Baker now thinks this is the heart of the mystery of the sim, along with the Rabbit Hole itself or in conjunction with it — and also the Peter owned trailer just below. I’ll get to more of that soon enough.

Here is something Baker doesn’t remember about this particular Rabbit Hole: a Torchwood plaque…

… and then a book as well. A little research comes up with an associated science fiction TV show, apparently a spin-off of the famous Dr. Who British series, and acquiring a sort of similar cult following in and of itself.

The series is more or less centered by a rift located in Cardiff, Wales, specially in Cardiff Bay just south of the downtown area. Is it chance my RL wife just stayed in a motel across from Cardiff (in Clevedon, England), and was able to see the city from her high, rocky perch there? Perhaps not.

Baker is also interested to see a Wales flag flying nearby, but not owned by the same group. Does this, too, indicate some deeper mysteries about Blackmount?

 

To Blackmount Again, 01

Filed under: Blackmount Sink — baker Blinker @ 5:15 am

Baker Bloch heads back to the Blackmount sink for inspiration about how to progress in Pietmond. He knows an important episode of the Pietmond television series (have I discussed this yet??) ends with Peter being thrown or pushed into the Blackmount Rabbit Hole and coming out “all crazy”.

Baker first explores the Mt. Owen sim just south of Blackmount, finding a new but quite incomplete city there hovering just above ground level, and taking up the whole sim. Baker has a hard time understanding why people don’t build right on top of the ground, nor, in this case, why they would put a screen around their city to block out the great views. However, the yet-to-be-filled-in metropolis did have a quality nightclub already, called Club Underground. Nice textures; I’ll attempt to send Baker back soon for some pictures, perhaps. But tonight the focus must be Blackmount.

Baker stares down into the bottom of the Blackmount sink, turning around from the same position as above.

He saw this art in a small house on the lip of the sync before, but on a hunch takes some additional shots now. Baker can’t decide if this is a stylized picture of a real life place (or totally imaged place), or an actual photograph from a Second Life location.

Same goes for this one. The descriptions read “Spirit Grove” and “Merien Artwork” respectively. Probably not a virtual photograph, don’t you think, upon looking at it again now.

This is new: a crooked house near the bottom of the sink, along with a weird or *eerie* lake that keeps appearing and disappearing right in front of Baker. Afterwards, I thought of a possible connection with the “Eerie Pond” depicted in my old sketchbook, and recently discussed by Hucka D. as he inserted the appropriate page from this sketchbook directly into the blog here. More on that later, perhaps.

2 shots demonstrating the vanishing quality of this megaprim pond. Never seen anything quite like it, although I’m sure that’s from a faulty memory. Let’s call it Baker Bloch’s faulty memory, instead. 🙂

Baker sits on the edge of Peter Frampton’s porch, which brings us to part 2 of this 2 part series.

 

Nautilus Central

Filed under: Nautilus Continent,Uncategorized — baker Blinker @ 4:57 am

Yet more new digs, this time in the upper center of the Nautilus continent. I see it as only a base for exploring, and not a place to put up a new gallery. Not yet anyway. I have enough to do in Pietmond still.

But it is placed in a location I’ve haven’t really explored in depth yet, perhaps a kind of gap in my mainland investigation so far. The only place on the Nautilus continent I’ve “lived” yet is Yd Island in the southwest. I think it was another worthwhile, cheap purchase, and I had some tier remaining to be used up elsewhere besides Otaki Gorge. I simply moved Orange House intact over there and mixed in a more tropical landscape, including quite a number of palms in the sandier parts of the 1024 parcel.

Not sure what is going to happen to my Corsica examination now that I’ve given up all my land there. But I’m sure it will be a focus again sometime. I probably have years left in SL so no huge rush. It’s filling in a giant jigsaw puzzle.

 

“Don’t Close Your Eyes” October 27, 2010

Filed under: Pietmond,Uncategorized — baker Blinker @ 5:59 am

“So the townspeople insisted that Peter take Orange House, kicking out, in essence, the two Martins inside. They flew the coop to neighboring Lemon House, then.”

Hucka D.:

Say your main question tonight.

bb:

Was the town, before the arrival of Peter, called *Billfork*??

[long pause]

bb:

Hucka D.?

Hucka D. (finally responding):

Ticky Bill is not available tonight. Tachyons are involved. Wilson-Wheeler. And Norris. Norris controls the flow of time, forwards and backwards.*

bb;

What of the Billfork core diagram Baker Bloch found a basic copy of in Villeneuve? Pumpkins that weren’t promptly deleted after Halloween.

Hucka D.:

Yes, that was a diagram. Here:

Sorry. Here:

bb:

That’s Peter. Peter Dunne. A drawing of Duke’s Coach K. Is that [Pietmond’s] Peter, then?

Hucka D.:

Yes. He emerges from the Forest — Wake — through the TV. He is the 4th. (pause) More – than – a – day.

bb:

Wake [Forest] is the 3rd, and Duke is the 4th. Blue-black, like in the labyrinth.

Hucka D.:

Hold on. I forgot [the Martin part].

bb:

And the hecklers around Peter are taunting him here, like the townspeople *possibly* would have taunted their Peter about his racial heritage if he wasn’t so darned important to them.

Hucka D.:

Correct[ enough].

bb:

But Stockhausen, still thinking, was left behind in the Forest to ponder what just happened. Peter was born.

Hucka D.:

Peter was born in Pietmond, yes. Born from his mamma who was me as well. He has lost his bear coat, you see. Me. Mom.

bb:

Interesting, I guess. The giant martin flies away from him in the middle of a double diamond, the [horizontal] part colored like a lime and the [vertical] part like a lemon.

Hucka D.:

These are the fleeing Martins. We better put the picture that came before this here as well. Stand back:

bb:

These were composed in the Fall of ’87. They deal with, in small part, the loss by Duke, the basketball team, to Louisville in the National Championship Game in 1986. A new basketball season was coming, though, and Duke would be able to win it all this time around. But that was not known when I created this picture. The sting of defeat was still strong.

Hucka D.:

Peter is seen in the Greenup series as well, starting in Greenup 03. He is the 5th or 6th, beyond The Bill. For The Bill was all his [darker] siblings surrounding him. Men in Black, but also a sister as well: Norris. Norris married Wheeler. Norris may have been just a sister-in-law, then.

bb:

But this also represents the birth of Pietmond, the town. That would mean it is his death day as well as his birthday — Peter, I mean. Death day birthday.

Hucka D.:

Vigo and Prices in one. Peter is born. Maxwellborn. Pietmond from Piedmont.

bb:

In the Orange House.

Hucka D.;

Yes. Both born and died there. Cycles. Opposites. Taijitu.

bb:

Greenup 03, then, shows Peter as removed from the rest of his family, who are The Bills.

Hucka D.:

And again a Satanic figure shows up, like Bobby Knight in the picture above. Taunts. Apples.

bb:

Baker’s sitting in the Orange House right now. I think I’ll have him walk over to House Greenup and look at Greenup 03, then, Hucka D.

Hucka D.:

Great idea. Get him some more exersize tonight.

*****

bb:

The Devil has “Martin eyes”.

Hucka D.:

[Your] Bills look forward to the stars and Peter looks toward the viewer instead. The Bills look to Brazil and the Lyra constellation. That is TILE. That is the labyrinth. Same thing.

bb:

The “Art for Art’s Sake” concept comes to mind, and the idea that the town of Pietmond had to be created to overcome this temptation… apple.

Hucka D.:

So what happens? He is born from the cubes again, just like in ’86. ‘Cept this is 2004 now.

Hucka D.:

It’s the same thing happening. Birth. Making peace with where you come from and where you are and where you are going. 3 in 1. 4orrin1. Foreign One. Peter. The 4th.



Baker Bloch (pointing):

Peter.

Hucka D.:

Yes, Baker Bloch. You are correct. That is Peter as well.

*****

* After completing this post and doing some more studying, Hucka D. indicated to me that Pietmond before the death of Peter was actually called *Pitchfork*. Colorful name!

 

Pietmond Map, 10/26/10 October 26, 2010

Filed under: Pietmond — baker Blinker @ 5:18 pm

And Pietmond has a Flickr photostream now (!):

http://www.flickr.com/photos/70102450@N00/

 

Bill, The

Filed under: Pietmond,Uncategorized — baker Blinker @ 9:24 am

“We’ll leap right into it. Ticky Bill — he was a higher dimensional being. He was Corsica Prime turned inside out. Pennsylvania and Elephant in one.”

bb:

I’m picking up that Pietmond is related to the Town of Spectre in Big Fish, to bring in another movie or TV parallel, Hucka D. A clue: Edward Bloom first entered the town through the “long way”, and Peter may have entered Pietmond through same (the longest way in town, termed Long Way itself). And then we have the race aspect: Spectre, perhaps like Pietmond at the time, was a lily white town devoid of color — except for the Colgates as you pointed out.

Hucka D.:

They own the spacecraft. The UFO.

bb:

Interesting. I’ll think about that. But to get to another point, Pietmond couldn’t have been named that at the time, since it was named for Peter and he had just shown up.

Hucka D.:

There were 2 Peters that became confused with each other later on. Peter The So So and Peter The Rock.

bb:

Cryptic. What happened to the town when the labyrinth was uncovered?

Hucka D.:

They were introduced to color beyond lilywhite. TILE was born. Peter knew what it was because of his schooling. Chesaw made sure he had the best education. Oxford Shoe.

bb:

What was the name of the town before it became Pietmond, then?

Hucka D.:

Oxford Shoe.

*****

bb:

Was it a head trip[, then]?

Hucka D.:

A little bit more, then end. Ticky Bill paid no bills, owned no house. Yet he was established in Lime House, which may or may not have been a part of Pietmond itself. Ticky Bill taught Peter about Corsica and its ins and outs. Peter then knew of (2) sinks outside of Sunklands, and he knew one day he had to visit there. He found nothing in Orions Vale; Chasm Deep was a bit different because, at the bottom, was Wheeler, who was a teacher of The Timescape. There was a co-author, but he was unbilled. This was Ticky Bill.*

bb:

Thanks.

*****

* a possible implication is that Ticky Bill helped discover the tachyon.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hermione_Norris

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Bill