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First and Second Life at least.

4th January 12, 2012

Should be able to catch up with the creation of blog post texts this extended weekend.

Pietmond *might* last until March and even into early April. What projects to do, however, if it does? Norris gallery remains unfinished… Crooked Building: set up Pietmond Branch of Crabwoo University there? Sinkology?

The Table must be developed, and I’m not sure what role Pietmond will have in that. Started looking over The Table today, specifically the part belonging to The Beetles. The Beetles are the 4th most important artist or group of artists on this Table, audio side that is. Their mythology will be developed in a future carcass, perhaps Carcass-7 but maybe not as well.

The Table represents a history of music as I know it in general. And video. It is a snapshot of a particular time and place.

Gong represents another limitation, along with Teepot. Move back to Teepot? Is that where I’ll develop The Table in Second Life instead?

“No.”

bb:

There’s Mr. Hucka Doobie the Bee. Howdy.

Hucka D.:

Clean, cheap fun.

bb:

Pietmond.

Hucka D.:

Yes. Cut back on wine two days a week. Cut back on coffee. Cut back.

bb:

I’m planning to use the Pietmond money to buy toys, Hucka D., like model train track.

Hucka D.:

Make sure everything is wrapped up properly.

bb:

And The Table must be developed.

Hucka D.:

The Beetles[ and all].

bb:

Yes. Marty still around?

Hucka D.:

Yes. You will work with him again. Simpsons.

bb:

The good news is that, thanks to the expansion of the mythology surrounding Frank and Herman Parks — protected parks after all — the Baker Blinker Blog will continue even if Second Life went bottom up tomorrow. It would slow down, true.

Hucka D.:

You would find other virtual realities to explore.

bb:

I don’t think I plan to. Except maybe for GoogleEarth.

Hucka D.:

Good.

bb:

But I must begin to focus on The Table.

Hucka D.:

So you’ve said.

bb:

Working out… toward the edge.

Hucka D.:

Have you found the 4th yet?

bb:

Um, no.

Hucka D.:

You better start looking (!) That is the lip[ of the hole].

bb:

Crawling or climbing out of Pietmond equals climbing out of the hole that is The Table?

Hucka D.:

Sinkhole. Synch Hole.

bb:

Maybe draw some impressions of Pietmond.

Hucka D.:

You will have to go to the town council for any further destructions and constructions, baker b.

bb:

Carcassonne?

Hucka D.:

Yes.

bb:

Anyone else?

Hucka D.:

Maybe Marty. Maybe Warren Zeevon. Maybe The Bill. Maybe Lemmon. Maybe Plant. Bring them back. That’s your Table.

bb:

The Beetles are The 4th

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Marty is also leader of the toy avatar grouping at Money Pot now. BUILD THE TABLE THERE. The Table becomes all important. CARCASSONNE. Look over photos of Norum, Pietmond, Teepot?

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Marty becomes defacto leader of the toys after the death of Lisa the Vegetarian at the Jonesborough Compound. He orders the evacuation of the compound when Money Pot is found, a 1000000 dollars buried within so the rumors fly. DO YOU THINK HE NEEDS THE MONEY? Michael Won buried the money there — that’s what Michael Too was scared about. SACRED. Houston we have a problem. YOU BETTER FIND OUT IF THE MONEY IS THERE. MARTY MAY THINK SO. Maybe Stan and Sid and Spit and Sue are looking for that money. WHAT ELSE. Sid would know — he would vibrate around money. He could feel it deep underground. Shrink way way down. Totally different set of rules. CARCASS-7.

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Marty:

We begin today for several minutes. baker b., explain the numbering system of the carcasses. Why not call them by their real names?

bb:

The term carcass is used to describe [delete name] within this blog.

Marty:

There it goes again (!) Self editing.

Lemmon:

OHMMMMM.

bb:

OK, sorry. Carcasses are [delete name]. No use. But there are the word for *that* within the blog. We are within the blog now, so the word can’t be written. Not really. Carcasses start with the advent of this blog, or early 2008. Carcass-1 is the first carcass produced by me while working on the blog as well. This would be late 2008. Carcass-2 and Carcass-3 formed in 2009. Carcass-4 in 2010, just before the founding of Pietmond itself. Carcass-5 came along this past summer, and then Carcass-6 right after that, ending in September. Carcass-7, I project, will be formed sometime in 2012, perhaps along with even another carcass.

All carcasses before this blog have a positive number instead of a negative number. The last carcass created before the Baker Blink Blog is Carcass-0. The carcass before that is Carcass+0. The carcass before that, even, is Carcass+1, which may be the largest of all. The one before that, Carcass+2, is also pretty large but not as much. Carcass+1 and Carcass+2 together probably form the peak of carcass creations, and this would be late 2006 and early 2007. Marty, you would be involved in, for example, Carcass+3, very similar to Carcass+2, and then Carcass+2. You would be involved in one tile of Carcass-1. You would be involved in several tiles of Carcass-3, and this would also be the time of your involvement with the Baker Blinker Blog through Sunklands, along with Plant. Plant belongs in Carcass-3 as well — you two are the main driving force of this smaller carcass. It also probably represents the peak of Second Life influence on the carcasses, which start to grow larger again after this but not as large as pre-blog carcasses. Not yet at least. You and Plant are different in that you are blog spirits but also the major artists in a carcass. You are sort of a link between the two, then. When Carcass-3 was finished, I did not need either you or Plant afterwards. Not really, once more. This is one of the few times you’ve showed up in the meantime.

Marty:

I’m here at the request of Dr. Blood, whom I understand you [just] met in the heart of Sunklands, baker b. Tin S. Man.

bb:

I suppose I [just] did, yes.

Marty:

What is Sin City? Or Sinsity?

bb:

I believe it may be a psychic reflection of Chilbo west toward WESity. Your city after all.

Marty:

Yes, Lemmon and I played in WES. That’s where I was recruited by Dr. Blood to take part in the Sunkland Initiative. Plant came from the direction of, let me see, Sternberg I believe.

bb:

Originally Nowtown and Zen City, but they’re basically suburbs of Sternberg. *Were* suburbs. None of these places really exist now, except for the old core of Sternberg.

Marty:

I wonder if records still exist there of Plant’s stay. I’m not sure about WES and The Beetles. You have some photographs I understand. Sternberg, the city, was our drummer. Red. Dr. Blood.

bb:

Let’s see: WES or WESity was founded by a man who obviously, unconsciously knew of Carcass+2, Marty. His former club was in a MASH related sim[ name], and he also mentioned the desire to run a lemonade stand [in his SL profile] and then also quoted from Peewee’s Big Adventure [in same]. MASH represents mashup. Carcass+2.

Marty (pondering):

I can see this some, thanks to Dr. Blood. We, The Beetles, are at the end of Carcass+3. The End. And then at The Beginning of Carcass+2.

bb:

Kind of.

Marty:

This would be Abbey Road.

bb:

Yes.

Marty:

But Flattop is a mountain?

bb:

Yes. It is Yards Mountain. It use to be the most sacred of all Frank and Herman Park mountains, but I’m not so sure any more. It is a supposed place of contact. Like Devil’s Mountain, of course. Devil’s Tower, I mean.

Marty:

The End circles back to The Beginning. Grooving up slowly, this old flattop is. I thought the lyrics were nonsense… Lemmon didn’t tell me their meaning.

Lemmon:

The Bill. PAY THE BILL. (laughs loudly)

bb:

Come Together would be the coming together of the 2 who are to visit Devil’s Tower and witness the contact. The “over me” part of coming together would be the Tower itself. They are both creating art with representations of this mountain.

Hucka D. (entering):

Sorry I’m late. Apple cart spill over on Route 9, phew. Do you mind, actually, if I grab an okra cola soda before we begin?

bb:

We’ve already begun.

Hucka D.:

Oh. So you won’t miss me a bit more (smiles; gets up to go to okra coke machine).

Plant:

Marty must understand before the rest of us can understand.

Marty:

I understand that contact must be made. We must Come Together.*

bb:

And that’s your only role in Carcass+2. You’re not used in Carcass+1. But you’re back, certainly, in Carcass+-0. Realm of Lemmon for sure.

Lemmon:

UNCLE MEATWAD!

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* http://oldies.about.com/od/thebeatlessongs/a/cometogether.htm

This has been erroneously reported as the last track on which all four Beatles played together at the session; that record actually belongs to, appropriately enough, “The End,” recorded on August 8, 1969.

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Origin of SL? July 23, 2009

As I was telling my friend Flynn, I’m admittedly having a hard time getting re-interested in the Atoll continent, despite being quite pleased with my Horisme property and the remodeled Sylver Forest Galleries there (Gallery at the Temple of TILE and Edwardston Station Gallery in the main). Found myself just teleporting around the edges of the continent in an effort to get pumped up about it again. Beautiful underwater scapes, admittedly, but most look just like the other from water sim to water sim.

An exception to the same same pattern is this strange semi-circular ridge found around the center of the Piegler sim on the north edge of the continent.

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It’s always fun to pop over to the Okinu sim to see what the mysterious glyphs there might have to “say” about any given, hot topic. Here we see Baker Bloch has teleported directly to 2 glyphs that might represent a square and right triangle respectively, which happen to be the 2 shapes or modules that the old Ubertemple (enlarged Temple of TILE) in Neith and the following Otherland temple were built with. For the new version of the Temple of TILE, I’ve replaced the right triangle design that comes from the old b_hivia of Gliese with the circular dominated design of the new gallery tower (formerly a separate but empty gallery in Noru).

Does this mean I should rebuild the Ubertemple soon? Simply don’t know yet.

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Then when Karoz (there’s Karoz!) teleports to a pool with an interesting looking island in the “Lake District” of Maebaleia, he finds a hen sitting upon it. So many hen/chicken sightings in this district already! The Bill *must* be involved, somehow. This would be on the upper edge of Mabenogion.

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Then just to the north, after crossing over into Lycanthorpe (a name I subsequently learned is another word for werewolf), Karoz gets his first view of what we are presently calling the Bluedrake Sea*, for the sim it partially lies within and whose name obviously resonates directly with the nearby Blue Feather Sea in my estimation (and Hucka D.’s and Plant’s as well). In short, I think Hucka D. is going to soon propose that, even though the Maebaleia is actually the 4th completed mainland continent, this particular area is even older than Sansara itself (the original SL continent according to the Linden timeline). How can this be? It has something to do with, again, master explorer and storyweaver Salazar Jack’s idea of a pre-Linden grid called Urtahra. I haven’t given a link to his blog in quite a while, so here it is again. To me, he’s a kind of father to all this SL-mythology stuff, and someone you have to deal with and know about and fully grok before moving on into your own theories on the subject, as a number of people have now (thinking of my friend Headburro Antfarm in particular — again a blog link if you’re not familiar with the tall, orange, horned dude yet).

But I’ll save more of that most interesting story until Hucka D. has a chance to unveil what I know is some kind of packet of information. We’ve already chatted a bit about the idea of a rebis, and that the sea is a rebis in itself, divided into light and dark regions, or male/sun, female/moon halves. I know this also might have something to do with the twinship of Baker Blinker and Baker Bloch (or what Headburro has called “The Bakers”, which I think takes in all of my extended SL family actually, in his way of putting it).

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Not yet knowing the importance of this Bluedrake Sea yet, Karoz is still impressed with the surrounding landscape, with its nice, forested hills. Most of the land in the area appears to be owned by one group, offering rentals. Baker Bloch actually now rents from them — more on that coming up…

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… Yes, here Baker is standing in the front lawn of his new rental, a small cottage. He has 100 prims to work with, but doesn’t plan on opening a gallery or anything, except maybe inserting some kind of pointer to the Sylver Forest Galleries and perhaps the Something To Chro About Gallery still in Healy as of this writing (going on 1/2 year, actually!). No, he just wants a base of exploration. I was impressed with the nice vantage of the surrounding region the property gives here — a specific selling point for me.

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A nearby gazebo providing an excellent view of the small inland sea partially in Bluedrake. As far as I can tell, the lake is wholly owned by the same rental group that I rent my cottage from. Might be important.

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A long, cascading type waterfall dominates the west coast of the sea, below the lookout gazebo.

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An overhead view of the cottages/houses on the north side of the sea at dusk.

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* Hucka D. has now indicated to me that the name of the sea is actually Rebisee, particularly indicating the ending letter is “e” and not “a”, as you might imagine it should be.

** Sorry for the continued updates. Hucka D. states that he picked up on the wrong letters, and that it may not be Rebisee but Rubisea (one word), pronounced Ru-bi’-se-a. And now he thinks the sea was actually the color of blood at one time, hence the inference to ruby. May have had the nickname “Sea of Blood” at first. That’s all for now… stay tuned.