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Other Big Bit o’ News… February 29, 2012

Filed under: Uncategorized,Yards Creek (CREEK) — baker Blinker @ 5:52 am

… is finding what appears to be a true center to the TILE Creek mythos in terms of location. Ideal location, really: right next to TILE Falls, where a junction with an important tributary (as yet unnamed) is also formed.

The story is this. I came back to Blue Mountain from a trip to Mythopolis and decided to explore TILE Creek and what was already known as the Hermania “region”. Not chosen in this path of probable realities was more exploration of the Bobb Creek region of Mytholopolis, hiked just the day before (Saturday). I decided not to stay in Mythopolis but return to Blue Mountain and focus on my true home, despite finding some nifty things around Bobb Creek that day. When the poison ivy comes out, my guess is that the creek will be inaccessible, which means very soon, probably late March even given the warm weather we’ve been having. One more shot at a trip there until late Fall is all I have. But I think I chose right, based on what happened.

I start at the Iron Curtain, as Hucka D. has taken to call it. It offers the easiest access into the Hermania area, and I knew it would only be a short walk up TILE Creek from this gated fence into a clear area where I thought, at the time, Hermania, the true village, could perhaps be created. In getting to this open area, however, I found it lacking still (despite the good vibes) and suddenly had a strong desire to reach TILE Falls just upstream from here. I know now this was the pull of true Hermania. After hiking through some pretty thick rhododendron tangles I reached the falls and then another, much smaller “open” area just above them. I became a bit frustrated here: “There’s just too much rhododendron and undergrowth here to make any sort of ‘town’,” I found myself thinking. Then I started to realize that most of the branches around me were dead. I had an inspiration, most likely aided by the fact that I had to pick up sticks in the yard at my mother’s house and put them on her truck earlier that day. I just started breaking off the dead branches and throwing them just outside the open area, which was basically in the creek — or, better, above it. Slowly but steadily another legitimate open space was formed, but in a more energized spot. Here we had TILE Falls just 10 meters away or so, and also a major tributary just behind the cleared space. As I also later learned, access to this area can be had from the opposite direction, but through what is potentially a considerably easier route. Still hidden but easier. I knew I had my spot on TILE Creek. Hermania is truly born, or at least the true foundation is formed. Now all I have to do is fill in the space with… something.

I attempted to take pictures that day as well, but none really came out, probably because my arms were kind of tired from breaking off all those dead limbs and throwing them in the creek (on top of also working earlier that day). A space has been formed; I stopped when encountering living plants and branches but still a larger area than I thought possible at first was cleared. And there are two more small bushes that could be removed as well, since both are dead.

 

Enter The Pentagon

Filed under: Uncategorized,Yeot — baker Blinker @ 12:11 am

http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/SynchronicityPhenomena/message/32546

—–

“… doesn’t mean you have to choose. Just now.”

bb:

Thanks for starting Hucka D. I believe Boris’ days may already be numbered. Not much cost to buy, nothing really risked at all. To give up/abandon would not be much loss either. Focus must be on the outdoors now.

Hucka D.:

Correct. Give it up. Make your home in Siliconicus, but without the 7 Stones town. Build all around the temples there [NORRIS and TILE]. Which one is capitalized? That pentagon comes from the direction of Siliconicus. The Wizard’s Cube. Happy and Unhappy. Boris and its spider are Happy while outside is Unhappy… pentagon. TILE. TILE is the One. TILE is The All.

bb:

Not NORRIS.

Hucka D.:

You do not have to choose. They are part of a whole. They are the whole. TILE is Whole.

bb:

The center will be illuminated — Hermania.

Hucka D.:

Cool isn’t it.

bb:

Yeah. Think it is, Hucka D.

Hucka D.:

I am there. In the center. Hermania is where it all starts. You need the One The Whole. Now. Healing.

bb:

The face… is that of Mars. Cydonia.

Hucka D.:

That is where the pentagon is coming from, true.

bb:

Not happy nor unhappy, not serious and not silly.

Boris is Happy but it cannot last long. I AM. Carcassonne? I AM THIS BLOG, THIS ALL. What happens at Hermania? CLEARING. New Monkey City? [no answer] What happens? [no answer]

—–

“It is the Real World impinging from the outside.”

 

Boris So Far, 02 February 28, 2012

Filed under: Uncategorized,Yeot — baker Blinker @ 9:02 am

First map of Boris in the town’s city hall off Golden Way.

What a view from there over top of Boris’ small arboretum toward the Pool of Gong (known mainly as just “Gong.”).

Continuing to trek Boris’ Golden Way, Baker then turns left at NORRIS, heading down the longest flight of stairs in the town toward TILE Towers, where the views of Gong are even better.

This structure represents yet another transfer from 7 Stones, Siliconicus. However, a big difference between Boris’ TILE Towers and 7 Stones’ TILE Towers is that the 4th or highest tower of the former had to be severely edited to fit property boundaries. I think it works pretty well in that spot still despite this.

Baker Bloch on one of the numerous resulting balconies. The “Baker Bloch in England” exhibit remains intact within the building. The lowest floor continues to be basically empty.

Finally, we take a look at NORRIS and also Boris the Spider, the town’s namesake.

First NORRIS… still incomplete within and in about the same state as it was in Pietmond, early November or so. But I have some more ideas now for this most central structure of Boris.

Then Boris, sort of similarly stuck like the red and blue robots at the center of town on the side of this Linden road wall. Surrounding it are the remaining 3 Celtic stones. The flowers in front of the spider are foxgloves (2 prim tube version) by Garden Mole, the LDPW worker who also created Boris the Spider himself according to the object descriptions.

Boris Town Limits sign perched atop the smallest of these 3 rocks, and a look back into the heart of the village.

 

Boris So Far, 01

Filed under: Uncategorized,Yeot — baker Blinker @ 8:10 am

A reborn Blue Feather Gallery?

If so, it’s these two buildings mashed together instead of these two (Blue Feather Gallery proper and Lemon House).

Just standing in the same spot, Baker Bloch turns around to encounter one of the nice views within the town, this courtesy of a Celtic stone carried over from 7 Stones, Siliconicus.

Baker in front of the same stone; just like the story in Siliconicus, there are 7 such Celtic stones in Boris.

This spot is shaping up to be a park or open area in the southwest corner of town, complete with a small pool to complement the 3 rocks towering above it.

SoSo East, with topping Goldie tagging along, has also been transferred from 7 Stones, with the Oblong collage series still within. To the left of SoSo East in this picture is situated “Gallery None”, also found in 7 Stones but never utilized there for any purpose besides architectural eye candy. Perhaps I can rectify that situation this go around. (Stegocat’s art returns within?)

Below Baker stares toward the smallest of the 7 Celtic stones in Boris, positioned beside the entrance to SoSo East.

The heart of the town is very similar to that found in 7 Stones, representing a more or less direct carryover of its central plaza with The Statue of 7 Stones and the little red and blue “stuck” robots around it.

Compare Baker’s shots below with very similar ones here, for example.

One big difference in the pictures above, however: House Greenup has been replaced by NORRIS (gallery/castle/sumtin) at the long end of Boris’ own version of Golden Way.

Boris So Far, 02

 

Boris: Shaping Up! February 27, 2012

Filed under: Uncategorized,Yeot — baker Blinker @ 9:49 am

Two big items in the Baker Binker Blog new tonight. First off, I’ve given up the 7 Stones properties in Siliconicus (for now, anyway — you can always buy back your abandoned land if no one else claims it in the meantime) and created an entirely new virtual village called Boris, quite near my old town of Teepot. Sync certainly led me to this place, patterns I’m trying to still, er, weave together but the whole venture seems fated. A lot of the design represents a direct carryover from 7 Stones, but the focus now is not my “Art 10×10”. Norris Castle/Gallery also represents perhaps the most central building now, which was not present at 7 Stones atall, not in the town itself anyway (it still exists in Siliconicus — more on that soon as well).

Boris is named after original town resident, shall we put it: Boris the Spider, pictured in that last post and scaling the wall making up the side of a Linden road that runs along the south part of my new, virtual property. This would be Route 10. In addition, another major Jeogeot road, Route 9, intersects Route 10 at that point.

In this spinning and weaving that I mentioned before, Boris has certainly become intertwined with “Indigo Child” Boris Kipriyanovich, with a link to a related article also given in that last post. In the 2007 document, Boris is mentioned as scaling walls in avatar form (1/2 cat, 1/2 Superman), and, “outwitting enemies at every turn.” Another article I read when first learning about Boris at the recently revitalized Synchronicity Phenomenon Board also discusses his involvement with computer games, this time in a more somber light:

Boriska stares without distraction at the computer screen and quickly manipulates the buttons on the keyboard. On the screen was a fight in some kind of underground castle. I tried to talk to him, to pull his attention for a moment from the game, without success.

The nine-year-old boy’s enthusiasm for the game did not wane, even though he had been playing for at least three hours steadily. His mother, her close friend Valentina Rubstovaya-Gorshunova, and I have talked about almost everything which has happened over the past year, but Boriska didn’t pull himself away from his video game and didn’t want to participate in our conversation about Martian life.

http://projectcamelot.org/indigo_boy_from_mars.html

In short, Boris seems to be losing his Indigo Child powers as the weight of Earthly existence exacts its toll. One siren lure takes the shape of virtual reality computer games. Boris the Indigo Child fuses with Boris the Spider in this manner, able to climb walls and outwit virtual enemies but at what cost? Have the real enemies become his against-the-grain *memories* (Martian past lives, etc.)?

The weave also may speak of overimmersion in the world of Second Life itself. Is the virtual Boris village doomed to be same fate as 7 Stones, perhaps? There’s also the curious name rhyme of Boris and Norris to deal with in the overall picture, I feel.

Coming from another angle, Boris is obviously related to The Who’s famous black comedy song “Boris the Spider”.

I’ll have to get to that second bit of big news another night, it seems.

 

Boris February 24, 2012

Filed under: Yeot — baker Blinker @ 10:51 pm

TEXT SOON.

—–

http://projectcamelot.org/boriska.html

 

Thoughts… February 21, 2012

Filed under: Uncategorized — baker Blinker @ 5:58 am

Been quite busy lately working on my personal web space (apart from the blog). The “Britain, Britain, Britain” site I’ve mentioned a couple of times here should be up within the month at least, and will contain the full text for “Baker Bloch in England”, Edna’s 2010 England trip travelogue, and then an extra section devoted to the analysis of the last slice of my “Art 10×10” I call “Baker’s Dozen, The Wheeler-Jasper Series.” All but Edna’s travelogue are excerpts from this blog, representing two of its more cohesive chunks.

I am tempted to say that I am seeing the end of the blog, but I don’t think that’s happening. It’s merely shifting emphasis more into Real Life exploring and leaving Second Life exploring as, well, secondary. This changeover hasn’t gone into full effect yet, but I also don’t see my chronicling of Second Life experiences going away… it’s simply too much fun and also remains my primary hobby and form of relaxation, especially on weekdays, at this point in life. SL photos are also easier to take than RL and tend to be considerably less large in terms of file size, even when I reduce my RL photos to 1/2 their former length and sometimes even 1/4th. SL photos are also considerably more a WYSIWYG affair; RL photos, especially those coming from the middle of the woods where the perspective in an object heavy frame is largely lost, are lacking in this respect. I also don’t like to doctor either RL or SL photos; I like this to be more of the viewer of the photo understanding this is almost *exactly* what I see in SL, sans the motion. This is what Second Life really looks like to the bulk of users. In saying this, of course, I am not dissing artistic effects added onto the experience to create a more polished effect, just saying that’s not where my interest lies. Second Life is Second Life — it’s what it is. Not the best of graphics and not the worst.

Just fyi I don’t play around with any other computer games besides Second Life, so I’m certainly not an expert on virtual experience. Oh, like most of us Second Lifers I’ve poked around the SL alternatives a bit, like the ReactionGrid (but not Blue Mars, supposedly the creme de la creme of the bunch). ReactionGrid was very empty in comparison, not the warm feeling you have in SL even during this depopulation of the mainland where I largely dwell as Baker Bloch. I would assume OpenSim is the same still. Yet *so* much promise in some of these alternatives in terms of web interconnectivity at large, to name an obvious advantage. SL is more a closed system still, where you can build and buy and borrow but you can’t take all these objects out of this world itself and into another world. Not easily — I don’t have that skill set, nor the time to devote to building from scratch in another virtual reality. No, I’ll stick to Second Life as long as it’s around and still providing me quality entertainment.

Whether I’ll have any land that I own in the near future might be a different matter: the thought has crossed my mind to just give up on land ownership in general and just revert back to hobo status, like during my very early days in SL. I’ve already made tentative plans to use the money I’d save (something over a dollar or a dollar and a 1/2 a day) to buy art material for Real Life projects, perhaps some kind of art event in the neighborhood woods I love so much. 🙂 Pretty sure those are going to happen, actually.

What of Pietmond? What of its philosophy, and what it means to me? That’s something I’m going to have to think about more. Originally in moving to Jeogeot, the 3rd continent formed by the Lindens after the two interlocking Sansara and Heterocera (aka Atoll continent) landmasses, I reacted to what the larger community of Chilbo was doing immediately to my south, along with exploring mainly the Korean Channel sims to my northwest. My base then was the Noru sim, which I moved back to not once but twice in the next several years. Not that I was ever involved in Chilbo affairs of state, but I reacted in a subconscious manner to the *energy* I was virtually situated next to. But that’s a long story, involving Sunklands and Pietmond as well. All this may be coming to a close with the more recent move to Lower Austra and the setting up of the 7 Stones village in Siliconicus. I’m likewise reacting to a pre-existing community *there* but one of considerably lesser scope, and probably not much bigger than Pietmond even in its heyday.

What is this new energy? It is religious in nature for certain, a Christian bend. I am not a Christian, although I certainly respect the passion and faith involved. I am not attached to any religious direction, and when pressed I simply call myself a Tilest. Well, what is a Tilest, then? I think it is more than a reaction to the religious mainstream I am obviously not a part of now, nor have been since a teenager really. I do not harbor any huge resentment toward Christianity or any other religion. I just think… well, I believe that people have the ability to tell right and wrong innately, given that they open up to the, um, energy of the future, or just the energy of time outside the here, the now. Or, better, let the not-here penetrate the here. We all have the innate ability to tell the true direction in which we should move, emotionally, spiritually, physically, mentally. I believe we simply do not trust our own natural talents in this respect, and rely on — trying not to use negative words here — others to tell us what/how to think/feel/act. What is a Tilest? I’m not sure still. It is open ended and without dogma. It is certainly related to the Church of the SubGenius and their belief that followers should create their own religions after an indoctrination period to replace the Sub-Genius one… actually a part of their teachings. It’s related to Erik Satie’s L’Eglise Métropolitaine d’Art de Jésus Conducteur (yes I cut and pasted that!), a short-lived faith he formed as a reaction to Rosicrucianism. But what *is* it? I hear the reader or readers reiterating.

It is a creek, I think. Maybe. TILE Creek. Waiting for Hucka D. to butt in but maybe he won’t. Formerly called Yards or Yds Creek, sort of after this Virginia-West Virginia town “on the border”. The creek is from the not-here entering the here.

Hucka D.:

Hi.

bb:

Howdy. Couldn’t wait any longer, eh.

Hucka D.:

No. I was called. Not-here is a phrase that triggers[ my manifestation].

bb:

Interesting. Do you have any thoughts on TILE? I think I asked the same of you last night, actually. Let me check. (pause) Well not directly but…

Hucka D.:

You are opening up TILE Creek in a very similar way to what you did with NORRIS last fall. Don’t you think? It’s obvious. This will continue. TILE Creek is larger, however, and also a bit harder to get down to from the [parallel path]. The stream you call Secret Creek, found in December, is harder to reach and understand because — no parallel path. You have to hike down the stream itself to get anywhere, and that’s [difficult]. You won’t do it much[, trust me]. So we return to TILE, which mixes the bits and pieces of many types of streams. You have two focuses, TILE Falls and Hidden Island. For now. Two new focuses I should add, because you simply didn’t know about either of these until this past weekend.

bb:

Funtastical finds I would agree (!) And you said that human or humanoid avatars lived in these areas, or at least around TILE Falls.

Hucka D.:

Hermans, yes. Name source of the [inclusive] park.

bb:

Herman Park of course, where TILE Creek resides in its entirety or close to it.

—–

Hucka D.:

You are trying to charge up, as it were, the Norris Castle or Gallery or Building with Happy’s Church of the Silicon Soul, which it is parallel with now [speaking of parallels].

 

Water and Memory February 20, 2012

Filed under: Herman/Frank Parks (rl parks),Uncategorized,Yards Creek (CREEK) — baker Blinker @ 8:45 am

“Dear reader or readers, Should be caught up with generating the text for the TILE Creek related posts in a couple of days. Speaking of TILE…”

Hucka D.:

Let’s look at animations and otherwise glyphs first, starting with the TILE Board.

bb:

I don’t think we can do that, Hucka D.

Hucka D.:

How about the Wizard’s Cube, then.

bb:

And The Rainbow Complex and SID’s 1st Oz. What do you think TILE is, Hucka D.?

Hucka D.:

My turn to find a video… (pause)

—–

Hucka D.:

Nope, can’t find it.

bb (anticipating Hucka D.’s return question):

It could be about water. Water and memory.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILSyt_Hhbjg

—–

bb:

What of Jeogeot mysticism and TILE?

Hucka D.:

Meddletown. On your mettle.

bb:

I suppose I should just go inworld.

Hucka D.:

TILE Falls is the most important find of the new[ hiking] season, baker b. That and Hidden Island and its own, smaller falls.

bb:

I must figure out what avatars lived there.

Hucka D.:

Human; humanoid. Perhaps Mossmen as well. Hermen and Hemen together and one.

bb:

Marbles?

Hucka D.:

Maybe.

bb:

Mmmmmm’s were outside the main city… more in the meadows, Great and Good.

Hucka D.:

Yeah. Suppose.

bb:

And the Quadrobeavs were in Drink Lake… probably never ventured beyond the gate.

Hucka D.:

Iron Curtain.

bb:

I see lines and strings, Hucka D.

Hucka D.:

Marbles. Beads. Lines of beads.

bb:

And the name of the “town” is Carcassonne, pronounced like Car-ca-SON.

Hucka D. (looking bored):

Yeah.

bb:

So the other creek named this is actually more of a reflection coming from TILE.

[no answer]

—–

bb:

Hucka D., what is the relationship between TILE Creek and Allen Knob?

[no answer]

 

“Let’s… February 19, 2012

Filed under: Uncategorized,Yards Creek (CREEK) — baker Blinker @ 8:54 am

… just talk to Hucka D. briefly tonight. It’s Saturday night after all. Hucka?”

Hucka D.:

Here. With beer. Just kidding.

bb:

Too late for beer, Hucka D.

Hucka D.:

Too early[ you mean].

bb:

Amazing new discoveries on TILE Creek, Hucka D. And this *has* become TILE Creek again — no doubt about it, really.

Hucka D. (reinforcing):

No doubt.

bb:

Any thoughts tonight on this?

Hucka D.:

You have found the center. You have found Carcassonne.

bb:

The ancient community.

Hucka D.:

You did not realize before that the energy of TILE Creek is strongest just [up from] the reservoir. It was hidden from you before. A surprise for you to unwrap at this time and this place. Happy birthday baker b. (!)

bb:

Well, it’s not my birthday but thanks anyway. It’s a great present, whatever the occasion.

Hucka D. (reinforcing again):

It’s your birthday.

bb:

Well… not really. At all, Hucka D.

Hucka D.:

You saw me again today. In Michaels. You should have taken a picture.

bb:

I should have (!)

Hucka D.:

Well… is that it?

bb:

I have so much more to ask about Carcassonne, then.

Hucka D.:

Most will have to wait. You should make a map[ soon].

bb:

I shall.

Hucka D.:

Michaels is a suburb of Carcassonne in future time. Feel it.

bb:

I will.

Hucka D.:

The creek spoke to you today. It has memory. More memory toward the mouth than the source. It can tell you about the carcass at the source. It can tell you the story. It is TILE Creek still and not [mere] Yards Creek. At all. It still is sacred. Super sacred. You will go back and listen to the creek at the[ hemlock] trees. There’s the King and Queen, but also the Prince and Princesses now. Twin Princesses. At Twinsity you will talk to the trees through the creek. Where you laid down for a rest today with your wet shoes and socks. The creek knocked you back into itself. You’re all wet, and so forth. Lay down. Talk to me. You need healing. I can heal[ and so forth].

bb:

I sensed a blue, magenta and yellow energies penetrating me, needing removal. Can the creek remove?

Hucka. D.:

Yes (!) You must become the creek[ though]. (pause)

bb:

I can’t do that right now.

Hucka D. (quickly):

No.

bb:

But sometime.

Hucka D.:

You simply must. It is The One.

bb:

I’ll certainly think of all this further. Thank you.

Hucka D.:

Good night and enjoy the Sunday snow.

bb:

Thanks!

http://toyriffic.blogspot.com/2011/09/moose-tracks.html

 

TILE Creek Again (Double Meaning)…

Filed under: Herman/Frank Parks (rl parks),Yards Creek (CREEK) — baker Blinker @ 2:45 am

Phase 2 of my exploration of TILE Creek weekend before last uncovered the dark, mysterious Hidden Island, unknown about before because, well, basically the dark, mysterious quality is to blame for that, I suppose. Admittedly its not a classically shaped island, with the secondary stream branching off from the first stream to form the island itself starting out with a strong enough flow, but then kind of spreading out toward the end to make more of a little bog. Still, there was a definite water flow from this lesser stream back into the main part of TILE Creek at this point, and I assume in rainier times the island will be much more defined as such.

I plan to go back soon, perhaps this coming weekend, when I’ll map out more of its overall topography.

The bank pictured below is opposite the south side of the island. More interesting in person, admittedly, and I apologize again for the quality of some of these photos.

Here we have about the only real clear space on the island, on the southern side once more and near the bank pictured above. Could be the site of an ancient toy avatar village? I think it has to be.

Here’s where that secondary stream meets the primary stream again, forming Hidden Island by closing the loop.

What one could call a legitimate waterfall just upstream from where the above picture was snapped. Probably will call this Hidden Falls.

Interesting cracked rocks on the edge of the island just below this waterfall.

A “natural bridge” across the secondary stream forming the island. There are several such bridges in the immediate area — again more text/photos will be forthcoming soon enough.

The secondary steam closer to the place where it branches off from TILE Creek proper.

Then moving downstream and away from Hidden Island, we come to an interesting cluster of giant hemlocks already discussed in this blog a bit, or at least what may be the largest of these has already been given a name here: King Tree or King Hemlock.

Related wikipedia article on these kind of hemlocks here.

Several more of the cluster have been given names now, including the (Red) Queen pictured below, only a little less high than the accompanying King and sitting about 20 meters upstream from this perceived mate.

We also have now a Prince Tree, and also these two “twinned” trees which I have dubbed the Twin Princesses or perhaps the Twin Duchesses. They’re obviously twins in my eyes whatever the final appelation turns out to be. This day I rested my weary body in an open area next to TILE Creek while leaning against the base of one of ’em, and received what appeared to be important seeming messages from TILE itself — vague but definitely present. I’m formulating the theory that the hemlock trees in this royal family, if you will, 6 or perhaps 7 in number, are also related to this spirit-in-the-water.

King Hemlock from the banks of TILE Creek.