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“We… January 28, 2012

Filed under: Table, The,Uncategorized — baker Blinker @ 9:34 am

… model it after The Table in Ruuster’s Castle in northern Nautilus, Hucka D. But there’s only 5 seats there.”

Hucka D.:

We need 12 or 13.


Yeah. Hold on.



Hucka D.:

But not solving our problem. The Table.

bb (agreeing):

The Table. (pause) What of the One Who Zaps, Hucka D.? What’s his role in all this?

Hucka D.:

He provides the audio to the video. And also video for the audio in a lesser way. He is both male and female in this way manner.


What of Seven Stones? What of its history?

Hucka D.:

Peter G. obviously made this. From the future. Gave permission and such. Like the Rabbit Head of Ratzenberger. They were all working together at this point. Even you.


You act like the present, our present, is in the past.

Hucka D.:

It is.


So… Peter G. knew that Pietmond would be given up at this point in My Second Lyfe, and created 7 Stones to latch onto. A laugh jacket. Life jacket I mean. Second Lyfe Jacket (?)

Hucka D.:

Straight (smiles).


A change of no consequence will pick up the reins from nowhere.


“It’s obvious that this is a form of The Arab, which kind of sort of backwards is Barracuda.”

Hucka D.:

The Arab destroyed Pietmond and made Seven Stones in its place. The Arab is both the ship and the gull which saves the ship by happenstance.


Torrey Canyon
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Torrey Canyon oil spill. (Discuss) Proposed since January 2012.
Name: Torrey Canyon
Owner: Barracuda Tanker Corporation
Operator: British Petroleum
Port of registry: Liberia
Laid down: 1959
Fate: Sank after running aground, 18 March 1967
General characteristics
Type: Supertanker
Length: 974.4 ft (297.0 m)
Beam: 125.4 ft (38.2 m)
Draught: 68.7 ft (20.9 m)
Capacity: 120,000 tons crude oil

The Torrey Canyon was a supertanker capable of carrying a cargo of 120,000 tons of crude oil, which was shipwrecked off the western coast of Cornwall, England in March 1967 causing an environmental disaster. At that time, the tanker was the largest vessel ever to be wrecked.

1 Design and history
2 Accident and oil spill
3 References in Popular Culture
4 References

[edit] Design and history

When laid down in the United States in 1959, it had a capacity of 60,000 tons but the ship was enlarged in Japan to 120,000 tons capacity. At the time of the accident it was registered in Liberia[1] and owned by Barracuda Tanker Corporation, a subsidiary of Union Oil Company of California but chartered to British Petroleum. It was 974.4 feet (297.0 m) long, 125.4 feet (38.2 m) beam and 68.7 feet (20.9 m) draught.

[edit] Accident and oil spill
Main article: Torrey Canyon oil spill

The ship left the Kuwait National Petroleum Company refinery at Mina al-Ahmadi on its final voyage on 19 February 1967 with full cargo of crude oil, reaching the Canary Islands by 14 March. From there the planned route was to Milford Haven.

On 18 March 1967, owing to a navigational error, the Torrey Canyon struck Pollard’s Rock on Seven Stones reef between the Cornish mainland and the Scilly Isles. An inquiry in Liberia, where the ship was registered, found Shipmaster Pastrengo Rugiati was to blame, because he took a shortcut to save time in getting to Milford Haven.


7 Stones SW, 02

Filed under: Lower Austra,Seven Stones — baker Blinker @ 9:22 am

Biking around the large Amazonien holdings of lower Lower Austra, but not entering…

… Baker Bloch soon reaches this large, partly kinetic construction on the Kool Kids Kingdom parcel in Ghastbury. This “kingdom” covers at least 1/4th of the sim; Baker will explore this area more another night at report back to us on further finds.

He then bikes past another colorful and interesting structure in Grolphook, perched on the ridge line. The associated 4096 sq. meter parcel is called Ouroburroughs, with no further description. Perhaps a stage of some kind? Baker finds that he cannot enter the parcel directly to investigate further…

… but did manage to take a copy of a free prairie flower found just inside the Ouroburroughs boundaries. He subsequently plants it right beside the 7 Stones Town Hall, off what would very soon be known as the Golden Way in official town nomenclature.

Just beyond, Route 14 is sighted once more…

… but Ol’ Biking Baker decides to stick mainly to the high ridge separating Route 14 and Route 13 still, knowing that it would lead him more or less directly back home to 7 Stones after a journey through several more sims.

Just north of Grolphook in Servo, then, Baker comes across this wrecked plane on land abandoned over a year and a half ago, it appears, but still containing a number of identical buildings called “BSD Archer Tribute”. Six identical structure to be exact, with only 1 lit hearth apiece for interior decoration.

Heading back into the Show Interface Woods once again. Baker is skirting the edge between Servo (left) and Qinsa (right), with the Baddest sim just beyond the stone tower ahead.

And just beyond Baddest — still to be determined if it is actually the baddest sim in any sense of the word — is the now home sim of Siliconicus, Temple of TILE dead ahead.

This night Baker also had plans of exploring more the Church of the Silicon Soul just northwest of Siliconicus (no causal relationship between these “silicon” based names in all likelihood?), but literally gets stuck in the ground at the Fordham-Goremoor sim crossing, pheh.

He still manages at least one interior shot of the church this night of exploration. Notice the reference to Felix Meritus community in the Prayerrecorder of the picture — no accident there.


7 Stones SW, 01

Filed under: Lower Austra,Seven Stones — baker Blinker @ 9:16 am

Heading away from 7 Stones for a little biking fun.

He must take more pictures of the House of Mary in the neighboring Mysten sim soon. Mental note here.

On the western edge of Siliconicus exists this nice little Route 13 park/rezzone. As Baker always wears his bike he won’t use the park for rezzing purposes but just occasional relaxation, since it is so near 7 Stones.

Overhead view of same looking east and back toward 7 Stones (unseen in picture).

Baker takes a picture of this nearby beauty spot while continuing to bike south on Route 13. This would be in the northwest corner of Baddest, with the central image a 36 prim Mushroom House. Quite a few prims for such a small object — I wonder if it could be the home of one of those tinies I’ve heard so much about. Hafta look up more on that as well.

Navigating the big 55 meter drop of West Helsen once more. Careful with those brakes Baker Bloch!

Hmmm, it’s the same picture as in Mysten Underhill, Baker Bloch thinks. Maybe it’s not as uncommon a picture as formerly perceived. Is it one from the Linden library instead, some kind of standard texture in every new avatar’s inventory? Again… hafta check sometime.

Baker is tempted offroad again by another beauty spot of sorts in Effingham.

Close up of same. Banlines surround the parcel, unfortunately, where Baker finds a lot of familiar, mostly copyable non-Linden plants and objects. Luv those kind of parcels.

Baker descending from Effingham south into Goobert and the Amazonien holdings there, once more. This night he only skirts the vast multi-sim region, however, aiming to get back home to 7 Stones before sunset.



Filed under: Lower Austra,Seven Stones — baker Blinker @ 12:56 am

It’s up to about 50/50 that I’ll give up Pietmond in early February now, with the amazingly quick creation of Seven Stones (possible aka Little Pietmond). I have a bit over a week for a final decision. Great options!