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Decisions, 02 February 8, 2010

Filed under: Hucka D.,St. Nick,Sunklands,Uncategorized — baker Blinker @ 9:07 am

Can you tell I’m a Gemini? Here’s my latest ideas: I’ve found I simply can’t give up the Pudding Hill parcels, or at least the two I rent from LaMa Estates. The upper one, or the “third” one as I’ve been calling it in this blog (one not rented from LE) will have to go, as I just learned today. No choice in that unless I want to buy the land. But I had made a decision to give it up anyway. So Pudding Hill will remain in the mix, yes, but only 2 1024 parcels instead of 3. Since I rent both from the same company I can combine the prim count and divided it between the parcels as I see fit. That’s an advantage and a twist.

Aotearoa, though, I believe — once again — has to go. Now I certainly can change my mind about this, but my window of decision has narrowed to a week now, at which time my rent will run up in Aotearoa. If this all comes to plan, and I think it will now, the Blue Feather Gallery will turn out to be more of a building experiment rather than a long term solution for a stable 10×10 gallery. Honestly, and I know it wasn’t practical for SL, but I liked the Big E gallery there more and the complexity involved. But I also realized it was too big and a little too “gawky”, shall we leave it. Blue Feather Gallery is certainly more streamlined, but, really, the collage series are more logically laid out in the cube form of the Edwardston Station Gallery. And I think *that* should be their final, virtual resting place, not the BFG, nor any other type of gallery they’ve temporarily resided in, no matter how much nicer it looks on the exterior. So that’s what I’m going to do: set up the Edwardston Station Gallery in Pudding Hill, maybe on the lower of the two parcels now. And with the extra prims I’ll have I can keep the “Down The Rabbit Hole” exhibit within, along with the Rabbit Hole tube connecting the two halves of this exhibit.

Another factor will be that I can certainly have the option to keep the Yd Island 1024 if I give up Aotearoa.

Speaking of the Rabbit Hole, new developments in that area of research for sure! I’ll leave that for another post, though.

“I’m running short on time tonight so I’ll just bring in Hucka D. and chat with him a bit now. Hucka?”

Hucka D.:

That was a close call! I knew you had to stay in Pudding Hill but I couldn’t directly influence your decision. You had to pass through Blue Feather Gallery [as it turned out]. And you’re staying on Yd Island — good. You can always rent more land later on. Other parts of the sinks will need to be healed. Sunklands. Spring *is* coming believe it or not. You will shift to rl more, then. Blue Feather Gallery was rather bad timing in that way. The October version of the ESG came at a better place. A similar buildup will occur later on. Maybe at Yeot??

bb:

Thanks for that Hucka D. I’m getting a lot of information about St. Nick of Barkley inside Big Sink, and how some type of split formed between him and who we’ve been calling St. Lemon of Troy. Care to elaborate any tonight?

Hucka D.:

St. Nick of Barkley was from Mythos, from Wazob. That made him unique. He left Sharon just as it was about to merge with Wazob, making the latter whole. This is like the situation in Texas in the mid-19th Century, a long time ago now. Texas had the choice to remain independent or merge with the U.S.

bb:

California as well, Hucka D.

*****

Hucka D.:

He (Barkley) knew that Jeogeot was another representation of Wazob, a more public space. He shifted his interests over to here. The decision of Wazob was not to have avatars as we know them enter that (more private) space. Ned of Barton came along to help him with his new life, a kind of vice-president of Sunklands. This later became St. Lemon?

bb:

I’m letting you tell me, if you wish.

Hucka D.:

Then that was so. St. Nick had access to information placing Ray the brainard in this valley at a certain, specific ancient time. Time travel was affected, even. Toys were invited in. Chilbo had the tree but Big Sink had the hole. Vortextra.

bb:

It’s my idea that St. Lemon of Troy, if he is the same as this Ned of Barton, didn’t approve of the centrality Big Sink brokered in Sunklands overall. He united the other sinks as one against this almost-monopoly of power. Blackmount Sink was one of these. He created the Rabbit Hole of Blackmount.

Hucka D.:

He was *shown* the Rabbit Hole. After that, Sunklands needed Blackmount. It briefly became the center but not for long. Same thing happened later with Otaki Gorge just east of Big Sink. Same thing happened in *Aotearoa*. Petemond became a center for a while. That was the compromise between Barkley and Lemon. It was not in Big Sink but it was not far away at all. Closer than Second Sink, but also in the direction of Second Sink. Sure you want to give up Aotearoa?

bb (without a beat):

Think so Hucka D.

Hucka D.:

Good, then. I’ll say you’re making a very wise decision, then.

bb:

The pull away from Big Sink was a pull away from Brainard (again)?

Hucka D.:

Barkley became too — infatuated, shall we put it — with Ray. Ancient texts and all — buried his head in them. Head in the sand, some said. Not seeing the rise of Lemon’s power and influence with the other sinks. Not seeing that the leader is always a leader with a price. (quoting part of St. Nick of Barkley’s famous poem): Big valley, huge valley.

bb:

Ego problem, then.

Hucka D.:

In actuality, he and Brainard were very similar. Very.

bb:

The same? Time travel, perhaps? Reincarnation?

Hucka D.:

Yes. (pause)

bb:

Is St. Lemon of Troy the same as Peter the Good, a rabbit avatar perhaps?

Hucka D.:

Yes. Yes?

bb:

He became attached to a rabbit mythology at any rate.

Hucka D.:

He found or made popular the Rabbit Hole of Blackmount. He found the portal between hemispheres.

bb:

Jeogeot and Maebaleia.

Hucka D.:

Yes, good to reinforce that. And good to put the “Down The Rabbit Hole” exhibit in the ESG (Edwardston Station Gallery). And great to put the 10×10 at the very center of Big Sink. Do you think it could be a cube version of the spherical Brainard (if so)?

bb:

Dunno, Hucka D. — interesting.

Hucka D. (smiling):

Isn’t it.

bb:

I think this is a fascinating new development, this introduction of St. Nick of Barkley into the picture, who was actually a resident of Wazob…

Hucka D. (correcting):

Sharon… just before Wazob.

bb:

Right. Sharon, which then, after merging with Wazob, became the Chrysoberyl province of the country and assigned the letter “P”.

Hucka D.:

The last pea into the pod, yes. Sealed the dealie.

bb:

I have a feeling St. Nick of Barkley is going to say some interesting things soon (!)

Hucka D.:

Tonight, if you like.

bb:

Is he a spirit, like Sapphire[,then]?

St. Nick:

Ho ho ho! Found you. It was the cube of course. Putt it on in! (laughs).

bb:

St. Nick of Barkley, I presume?

St. Nick:

Ho ho ho! The same!

bb:

Was I a good boy this year, St. Nick? (laughs as well)

St. Nick:

You were a great little boy. Played the role to a tee, he he he.

bb:

Right, good one. Can you tell us about your existence in pre-Wazob Sharon and how you transitioned to Jeogeot?

St. Nick:

Ho ho. Well, that’s a big valley story. A catastrophe plowed the Big Sink and the others here but mainly the big one. A valley was formed, (with a) side for you and a side for me. As it always has been and always will be. There’s room for both.

Hucka D.:

St. Nick must get some rest tonight and so must you. And to all a good night!

bb:

Thank you both.

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