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Tomorrow… October 21, 2011

Filed under: Fisher Rigg,Uncategorized — baker Blinker @ 7:41 am

Explore Michael Too area again. Perhaps not Brook Too again, though (*too* hard to get *to*). But maybe head of BROOK proper? Explore area immediately north of Quartz Brook. Or area immediately around Michael Too. Sit in M2’s chair… attempt to grok a bit. All this is built up from that. Revisit Tinsity if needed… no prob (easy to get to).

Much later of course, plan to camp on Wealthy Mtn. for an amount of time, perhaps a weekend or even more (week? *month*?). Same would go for Beach Mtn. What would I do when I’m camping? Could write the 2nd Oz book with Tinsity in it. Study up on Oz mythology again, my main tie to the area, perhaps. Study what happened to Oz store in Boulder (and marble race store next to it). Marbles (avatars) actually from Boulder? (not Denville?) Think, of course, of Brick in that hole.

Go back to *Foard City* in Second Life (formerly Fisher Rigg). It has devolved/reverted to a former existence. Arthur/Old Arthur is there — perhaps that is another key. Yes, Fourd City must be explored again as well. Take pics.

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Bumming Around, 02 July 14, 2011

Filed under: Fisher Rigg,Norum,Parktown,Teepot,Yeot — baker Blinker @ 7:15 am

Firth of Fred in Sunell near Fisher Rig.

Firth of Fred in Sunell near Fisher Rig — narrow island choked neck of water connecting two main parts of firth.

Northeast of Firth of Fred — colorful trees.

Baker Bloch biking on the Nascera continent.

Much more water here than his original explorations of this continent right after it first formed in late 2009.

Boyd Doghouse, lord mayor of Parktown.

Nifty “Art or Porn?” gallery just south of Teepot, in the Saengseon sim.

Piet Mondrian painting replica in same that caught Baker’s eye for obvious reasons (Pietmond resonance).

Another colorful Jeogeot art gallery recently visited by Baker Bloch, just north of the Noru sim in Chieut and owned by Stinna Biddle.

Empty Red Leaf gallery only a couple of hundred meters north (ne corner of Hamnida) also visited this same night.

 

Bumming Around, 01

Filed under: Fisher Rigg,Jeogeot Chilbo,Norum — baker Blinker @ 7:09 am

Central Norum after the Lesser Erase. Norum Heights is now no more except for Mashed Potato Hills and some of the Crystal Cave Ridge. The town is no more, I mean.

One of last shots of town.

Baker ponders a move to Chilbo while sitting on a hill just west of this much larger burg than Norum Heights and admiring the purdy trees and veggies.

Another location further west of Chilbo in Geum.

And I haven’t forgotten about Fisher Rig…

While there Baker heads north out of Fisher Rig…

… discovering a tallish house with a door ajar, reminiscent of the same situation in Nightfield earlier this year.

A new home?

 

Fisher Rigg, 02 June 16, 2011

Filed under: Fisher Rigg — baker Blinker @ 5:11 am

TEXT SOON.

 

“Fishers Rest” June 8, 2011

Filed under: Fisher Rigg,Uncategorized — baker Blinker @ 11:56 pm

http://paisleyabercornanglingclub.wordpress.com/2010/03/21/opening-day2010/

http://www.koinup.com/SavoreeLeDesir/work/358147/

http://poh-happy.blogspot.com/

 

Thoughts… Chat…

Filed under: Carrcass+3,Corsica Continent,Fisher Rigg,Uncategorized — baker Blinker @ 9:43 am

Should be able to catch up with text for recent photo oriented posts before the week’s end.

It looks like Pietmond won’t be revived in any way after all — abandoned land just last night. Crabwoo rental will stick around for now, although I may delete temple if I don’t start hanging around there more. Focus will be on skybox.

Very tempted still, admittedly, to buy land on the Corsica continent and near what I’m calling Fisher Rigg, although I’m not sure that would be a wise idea.

Focus may go elsewhere. I need to work on maps; set up basement studio again. “Hucka D.?”

Hucka D.:

Corsica is a bit different in that it is 4d. Fisher Rigg is another layer to this. Arthur and Old Arthur still have tales to tell.

bb:

I do know that Peter SoSo went to the Corsica continent first from Crabwoo, probably before Pietmond as well.

Hucka D.:

You think he might have gone to Fisher Rigg?

bb:

I’m not sure. I’ve speculated the same about Asha before. Maybe both.

Hucka D.:

Fisher Rigg came after Asha. Fascinating town but ill fitted, somewhat like W4N1.

bb:

I think we should call that something else, Hucka D. Carrcass+3 I believe would be the correct enumeration.

Hucka D.:

Why the inability to convince people of level 3 through this particular carrcass, then? Why did Peter feel the need to settle near Fisher Rigg? To support the cause?

bb:

I think Peter saw Fisher Rigg as the center of a spinning crop circle or crop circle formation. Like the Pennsylvania crow at the center of the Crabwoo crop circle.

Hucka D.:

Correct. He saw Pennsylvania in Corsica. Then Corsica became Maebaleia or Satori. But it didn’t.

bb:

It was actually moved. Through the crop circle somehow.

Hucka D.:

Yes. Peter saw his future in Fisher Rigg and the proper Corsica continent through the Pennsyvania crow. It actually spoke to him; stated its name to him. “I am Pennsylvania and here’s how it’s going to be,” and so forth.

bb:

Residents had to be attracted to Fisher Rigg. And I think this collage from the Wheeler series has something to do with all this, Hucka D.:

http://bakerbloch.wordpress.com/2009/03/02/wheeler-07-collage/

Hucka D.:

Well, you’ve just given up the sink. You’re packing the Edwardston Station Gallery up.

bb:

I was just at the Ornaglyph gallery [once more] last night, Hucka D. Just stopping by, even sat inside for a moment. It’s all gray inside and out now.

Hucka D.:

The cube version of the Edwardston Station Gallery use to sit on the hill above[ as well]. It still sits in a sink, just like the silver sign in that collage. It’s still there.

bb:

Blackmount you mean. True. Then I suppose this collage also would apply here in some way. Another from the Wheeler series:

http://bakerbloch.wordpress.com/2009/03/02/wheeler-04-collage/

*****

bb:

Maybe Fisher Rigg is where Carrcass+3 should be played in Second Life, Hucka D. Like it was suppose to play in that treehouse long ago but instead Kansas City Life came on the screen. Second Life again…

Hucka D.:

“Constantinople” should be playing. Yd Island tie-in. That’s where it begins. Fishers Rest.

Fishers of men(1), fishers of men
Up one side and back again
Along the river of men

Our trusty oars are in the boat
Along the river of men
(Sing with me, John!)

 

Fisher Rigg Area, 02 June 7, 2011

Filed under: Corsica Continent,Fisher Rigg — baker Blinker @ 9:52 am

TEXT SOON.

 

Fisher Rigg Area, 01

Filed under: Corsica Continent,Fisher Rigg — baker Blinker @ 9:48 am

Barn-like store with a bunny as a logo in front of a portion of exposed road shaped like bunny ears, seemingly. Most likely just an accidental conjunction, and I’ve actually already noted this very same phenomenon in an earlier blog post, but couldn’t remember the store’s location at the time. And, you know, I’ve already forgotten where it is again (!) Is this some kind of bunny memory curse?

Woohoo! Baker Bloch just found it flying around Fisher Rigg, searching on the Circuit La Corse. So here’s the slurl in case anyone is curious, and so I’ll have a record of it myself. Turns out the store is a bunny breeders market owned by the MW Group, and only a couple hundred meters southwest of Fisher Rigg itself. Part of the Greater Fisher Rigg area in essence. Nice.

http://slurl.com/secondlife/Eemsten/174/59/35

Baker continues to bike southwest on the Circuit La Corse that night, encountering a number of road textures in the process, like this nice cobblestone effect.

Then for the next picture we switch to the northwest of Fisher Rigg, just west of where this route crosses the narrow body of water Hucka D. has called the Firth of Fred. This would be in the Shetlon sim, still about 200 meters from the firth itself. Nice wooden area ahead of Baker here, with a number of large ficus trees spread out over most of the Plissco sim immediately west of Shetlon.

Still on the Circuit La Corse, Baker encounters an arched mountain jutting abruptly up from the surrounding landscape in Ashenlave. If he turned around here, the the sapphire blue waters of the Firth of Fred that he recently crossed would still be visible. Baker is checking the elevation of this Ashenlave peak right now and finding it to be about 120 meters, or 100 meters above the surface of the Firth of Fred still visible to the west from this top.

Continuing west, Baker catches a glimpse of the northern ocean through intervening lowland. That’s a giant apple peculiarly positioned in the middle of otherwise abandoned land in front of him.

About a 1000 meters up from this the Circuit La Corse splits in two, with what in essence is a shortcut heading south and the loop around the northwest part of Corsica continuing straight. The loop and shortcut meet back up in Shempo a number of sims to the southeast.

Baker decides to save the loop journey until later, and skirts past this large, double peaked mountain to the left while navigating the shortcut. This is the very same mountain that Baker Bloch briefly contemplated buying one of the two peaks of way back in 2008, which would have meant giving up all his Rubi property at the time. He decided it was too much of a loss to risk.

The same peak from a considerable distance to the south now.

And *this* is the newest Corsica mountain Baker is still deciding whether to buy, only about 2 sim lengths away from the higher mountain just spoken about that was not chosen almost 3 years prior. I’ve already mentioned this smaller peak recently, calling it Wilsonia for various reasons I’ll go into later, hopefully.

Here we actually have a juxtaposition of the two peaks using a 512 meter draw distance. Wilsonia peak, in the background, is just to left and up from the top of the granite one in the forefront of this picture.

 

Fisher Rigg, 01 June 6, 2011

Filed under: Fisher Rigg — baker Blinker @ 1:50 am

What I’m calling the Fisher Rigg in this blog is a small town that seems to be mainly split between two sims: Fishers Rest and Fourd. The name Fisher Rigg, according to Hucka Doobie, is the original or ancient or historic name of the community, and not currently used as such.  Hucka Doobie further states that the sim name Fishers Rest derives from Fisher Rigg, and not visa versa.

Below is pictured an underwater temple lying within the water strait just north of the town.

Baker first accessed the Fisher Rigg, while exploring one night, by the bridge across the strait just mentioned, a part of an official Linden road called the Circuit La Course already pictured a number of times in this blog through other Corsica continent related posts.

The town itself takes up considerably less than 1 sim’s worth of area, so it certainly isn’t a Chilbo, for example. Nonetheless, there’s a lot packed into such a small area. Is it an incredibly pretty town? Not by ordinary definitions. Again it’s not as aesthetically pleasing to the eye as Chilbo, or Teasdale or Sternberg or Parktown or most of the other virtual communities discussed in this blog. There’s definitely a sense that the town’s creator is not that familiar with building in Second Life: many textures within the community seem ill fitted, and the buildings themselves often nonfunctional. For example, many have very low entrances, and oddly placed doors, windows and stairs. There seems to be no internal rental system to allow outside businesses to move in easily to improve commerce, and perhaps in connection with this, not much evidence of habitation. There are a number of stores, but it is unclear who they belong to. Perhaps most are owned by the holder of the town’s land itself, one Naoki Xomotron, who according to his SL profile only speaks Japanese.

In saying all this there’s something really charming and seemingly meaningful about this small burg — different. There’s lots of little nooks and crannies to investigate in the compact area, connected by stairs and ramps that at first glance often seem to lead nowhere. To add to the mystery, most of the land and object descriptions are obvious English translations of Japanese, and often do not make much sense — again, at first glance.

I guess the best comparison that comes to mind is with old Nowtown community on the Jeogeot continent, with its similar strengths and weaknesses. But then again, Nowtown was more rural and spread out, and although near the ocean was also not a port city, unlike Fisher Rigg.

In fact, Fisher Rigg, seems to potentially be a very strategic port town in western Corsica, lying at the confluence of several bodies of water. From the town’s harbour extending northwest for 4 or 5 sims is a narrow lake or bay, almost divided into two parts through a middle neck region currently filled with 6 or 7 tiny islands. One might imagine that two bodies of water could probably be formed if the land beneath this neck was raised high enough. To the east of Fisher Rigg lies what Hucka Doobie has indicated to me is called the Mouth of Ralph, a roughly circular bay about 4 sims in area, with a western outlet to the Linden Ocean surrounding Corsica as a whole. Hucka Doobie further states that the islands within this outlet have also understandably been associated with teeth names, like Bicuspid and Molar.* To the south and southwest lies a third body of local water, again narrow but in this case not connected with the Mouth of Ralph bay unlike the similarly shaped one to Fisher Rigg’s north and northwest. Instead it directly connects with the Linden Ocean to the south, forming a bay to that ocean in essence.

Revealing more information about the region’s past, Hucka Doobie has also told me that the Mouth of Ralph bay and narrow lake extending west from it has also been known as the Firth of Fred, and promises more information on that name in the immediate future. In googling the name “firth”, I wonder if it isn’t connected with the quite similarly shaped Scottish bay called the Firth of Forth. But I could be quite offbase here, and I probably should wait for Hucka Doobie’s clarifications before speculating further about the matter.

Below is pictured the town’s only gas station, it seems, with a number of derelict vehicles parked outside.

The town also has a small railroad, although all attempts by Baker Bloch to ride the passenger cars have failed to date. Exploration of the town’s many levels, including the multi-tiered train track, are hampered by the land owner’s choice to disable flying within the city limits. Another complication is that Fisher Rigg, although small, is almost evenly divided in two by the Fishers Rest (north) and Fourd) sims (south), as mentioned before.

One certainty about the town is that the highest and most dominant building is this castle-like structure on its southern edge, with a central tower whose top is 120 meters above the surrounding bay.

A small church is perched on a grassy terrace on a neighboring structure.

Within is this shrine to 3 anime characters of unknown origin. Again, I much anticipate Hucka Doobie’s attempted clarifications of all these riddles and mysteries surrounding Fisher Rigg.

A bar within the town. Wonder if they actually have virtually live performers here on occasion? I would be very interested in attending if so, through Baker Bloch or another of my avatars of course.

Room within the castle-like tower, with Egyptian-like heiroglyphs. Do they hold additional, cryptic messages concerning Fisher Rigg’s past?

Baker takes a rest from exploring in a plaza area on the town’s west side. Yet another mystery is the appearance of 20 boxes in this courtyard with no clearly understandable reason for being there. These kind of boxes also appear in other parts of the community.

Yet another interesting object in the town: a 47 prim “(@II@)CarbonFreeze Janakira !!” according to its description. A type of nod to the similar Hans Solo freezing in the original Star Wars trilogy? But for what reason?

More soon from Fisher Rigg!

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* Hucka Doobie also states that an island named Wisdom was removed from the Mouth of Ralph at some point in the past so that larger ships could more easily make their way to Fisher Rigg from other Corsica and Gaeta ocean ports. Ironically, Hucka also says that this was not a wise decision to make, since it also paved the way for the invasion — coming from the direction of Gaeta reportedly — which signaled the end of FR’s golden age.

A photo of Wisdom Island before its removal, courtesy of the Fisher Rigg Preservation Society.

 

Wilsonia June 5, 2011

Filed under: Fisher Rigg — baker Blinker @ 9:01 am
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It’s possible I will own this virtual mountain in the near future. I have a name already even if this doesn’t come to pass: Wilsonia.

This is from the Corsica continent. I’ll save more for later. Let’s talk to Hucka D. a bit, if we can.

Hucka D.:

Wilsonia, yes. Greentop. The real one.

bb:

Let me guess. *This* is where Peter lived on Corsica.

Hucka D.:

Yes. Near Fisher Rigg.

bb:

Thank you. That’s an ancient name I suppose. Fisher Rigg.

Hucka D.:

Yes. Also: Fisher Rig.

bb:

It was…

Hucka D.:

It was Peter’s original stop in Corsica. After he found the Maebaleia crop circles and the Pennsylvania crow trapped within. At that time, when Peter attended Crabwoo U., Maebaleia itself was called Corsica. The Corsica continent as we now know it didn’t really exist in its present form. All was centered around Fisher Rig at the time. Then Fisher Rigg.

bb:

What of Arthur and Old Arthur… hold on…

*****

bb:

Back.

Hucka D.:

You know why Fisher Rig had to [form].

bb:

W4N1. Another 4N1. Foreign One. Maybe that’s the true name of Fisher Rig. 4orrin1.

Hucka D.:

No, it’s Fisher Rig. Or Fisher Rigg.

bb:

Then perhaps it’s where I can make Cash.

Hucka D.:

*Yes*. Winesap. Also called: Risher.

bb:

Let me see… this has something to do with the famous 1972 match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Battle_of_the_Sexes_%28tennis%29

Hucka D.:

Fisher… King… Yes.

bb:

Should I just go ahead and buy the land?

Hucka D.:

You should keep reading of Pietmond. Goodnight.

bb:

Thanks.

Hucka D. has stated several times that I’d eventually end up on Corsica. Perhaps he’s right.