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Around Asha, 01 October 19, 2010

Filed under: Corsica Continent,Greentop — baker Blinker @ 6:35 am

1st I thought I’d throw in a picture of a bunny with interesting pattern that looks like bunny ears on the pavement before it. Purposeful reference or accident? I can’t remember exactly where this is, but I found it on the Corsica continent, perhaps the more northwestern parts (not sure), while, er, gallery hopping not long ago.

But to places I remember now, like the familiar grounds surrounding Greentop. The neighbor to the south has replanted their various hillocks with Caesalpenia (orange) and Lilac (violet) bushes. In checking today, Baker finds that the big house on top of the highest hill on the property has since been deleted. Will the property soon be up for sale?

Again biking past the landmark sky tower in Logray to the south. Baker couldn’t resist taking another picture of the interesting object.

Another irritating privacy screen that Baker has to pass through to get places more southward…

… like this interesting lagoon along the southern Corsica coast that lies in the 3 adjacent sims of, west to east, Aldar Beedo, Odumin, and Naberrie. Looking at the inworld SL terrain map right now, it appears like the only inlet from the sea lies within Odumin. A raised Circuit La Corse passes all along the southern edge of this inland body of water, as Baker is finding out below. Those sculpty fences keeping Baker safely on the long bridge are just not rezzing in for him tonight.

Beauty spot in Aldar Beedo, looking north across the lagoon from the Circuit La Corse.

Continuing away from the coastline, Baker soon comes upon this nicely landscaped parcel in Azkul to the east of Aldar Beedo. Access is unfortunately blocked for Baker this night, but in checking behind himself today, he finds that he can now freely enter a parcel called “The Woods.” I’ll send him back asap, then, to check up on it once more. Quite close to Asha.

Baker passes a mobius strip based sculpture on his right, and wonders about possible, mythological ties. After all, didn’t his user just describe the Corsica continent as a 3d mobius strip of sorts (Klein Bottle)? I know it to be so.

Western edge of the Ephant plateau sighted to the left as Baker continues northward on the Circuit La Corse.

Standing on the hill seen in the previous photo, looking across this route toward what has recently been dubbed “Peter’s Plateau”, perhaps the central and most important part of Corsica as a whole (?). Very nice scene, whatever.

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3d (4d?) Corsica — 1st stab October 18, 2010

Ideas:

Corsica Prime equals both state of Pennsylvania and Elephant combined. One obvious overlap or key of linking two coordinations is Elephant, Pennsylvania and Alexei Panshin.*

When Peter moved to Corsica Prime from Big I. in the Comet Archipelago (5th or 6th child of purple alien Hucka Doobie), he came to find or create GREEN. He established the central circle of the klein bottle shaped continent first, where the 4d cross is made. He knows that the stem of the bottle before it enters the interior of the bottle in our 3d translated model would be the same as the “Elephant’s Trunk”. He creates the Ephant sim and mtn. to mark the trunk. He coordinates Pennsylvania with Corsica Prime through the Egg Hill sink: this is the CENTREING. Egg Hill =s (weakened) eye. Ear is strong, in contrast, like an Elephant’s Ear. Chasm Deep becomes where the continent folds back on itself in the 3d model. Egg Hill sink is at least a remnant version of the circle marking the crossing of the bottle back on itself. This crossing also shows up in Peter’s Hill (gleaming white) cross, and like Egg Hill sink, is representation of an eye and also directly connected, likely, to Hackpen Hill white horse which is All White Horses — alignment between *4* white horse eyes. 4-in-1 or 4orrin1 or Foreign One (because it is so odd it appears “foreign”, another play on words).

Peter’s first and perhaps even greatest work (?) is the Great Plane of Bill, a twin of sorts of Ephant’s Trunk. First elephant must be reduced from granite topped mountain size (Billyfant) to hill size, just below mtn. but still not mtn. (Greentop). On this hill lies an ant, which is Baker Bloch which is Martin which is Peter. Ant is opposite of elephant in size, but yet is included in the eleph*ant*’s name. This downsizing of Mountain to (Mole) Hill is the beginning of Peter’s great mission in Corsica: to create a Plane of Bill that twins Billyfant, the stem of the bottle. The Mountain that becomes a Mole Hill becomes mobile as well — ability to move about because of slightly decreased size. Like Howl’s Moving Castle, but a less bulky, trimmed down version (like I just bulked down the Blue Feather to move it directly atop Greentop Hill). Actually, the Blue Feather comes from Howl’s Moving Castle as well: when Howl becomes completely covered in blue feathers he will not be able to change back into human form. But his face remains unchanged when Sophie finds him near the end of the film.

Peter’s creation of the Great Plane of Bill comes about when the Linden grid passes through the region, after it has just passed through Comma Islands with the permission from Bracket Jupiter and his queen (Stephie McQueen).

“Circle” (cross) of Peter’s Plateau region which also seems to include Egg Hill sink (also Greentop?). In this circle, Peter answers the question of, “What came first, the Head or The Trip?”

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* Preface to Farewell To Yesterday’s Tomorrow here, signed by Panshin in Elephant, Pennsylvania:

 

Blue Feather Gallery updates

Filed under: Blue Feather Gallery,Grassy Noll,Greentop,Hucka D.,Norum,Uncategorized — baker Blinker @ 5:35 am

The Blue Feather Galley reopens in Asha (Greentop property) and features a condensed version of the “Jeogeot Through Art and Word” exhibit that ran in Noru for the past 2 months. Also within the gallery are personal exhibits “Baker Bloch in England”, still in the Tower of TILE, and, currently, my Wheeler-Jasper collage series on the lower floor.

Structurally, it looks the same as the Blue Feather Gallery version from this past summer in Noru, before the considerable enlargement to accommodate the opening of “Jeogeot Through Art and Word.” The whole thing fits quite nicely and snugly on the Greentop property after the deletion of House Greenup on the ground (now incorporated into the new Edwardston Station Gallery structure in Orions Vale).

Big cavity in the ground where the Blue Feather use to sit in Noru. The building in the foreground is planned to be the SL version of Atlantic University in Virginia Beach. Very nice to meet and talk a bit with their SL representative the other night! I do miss Chilbo and all the hustle and bustle that can happen at times there. But other places called me to them.

A now re-exposed Widow’s Knob, or what once might have been called Grassy Knob or Grassy Knoll.

Baker sits in the cabin on the north end of the woods, relaxing a bit after a hard night of moving and deleting prims.

Part of the Blue Feather-Noru structure has also been moved to Otaki Gorge, but I’ll save that story for another night when the dust settles down over there a bit more. I wanted to attempt to talk to Hucka D. tonight.

Meanwhile the ground around Greentop itself is looking a bit bare with the deletion of House Greenup and some other objects.

What are my new plans for the Blue Feather? I think I’ll just let this show run for another month to month and a half and see if I want to keep it in Asha. Might all depend on what develops in Otaki Gorge in the meantime. “Hucka D., you there?”

Hucka D.:

Yes. Hello.

bb:

Hi. (pause) Do you wish to chat about the 3d nature of the Corsica continent?

Hucka D.:

Good you moved the Blue Feather Gallery to that continent, and deleted the version in Noru. Nice you met the woman from Atlantic. Synchronicity came up. You should form a group.

bb:

Thanks for that. I’m studying up on leads provided by the conjunction of elephant and Pennsylvania in Corsica, Hucka D. Points toward… (pause).

Grassy:

Hello. I am the highest of the low. The green [just] below the logray. I am Grassy too.

bb:

Hi as well Grassy.

Grassy:

You have tore down Howl’s Moving Castle in Noru and created a smaller version in Asha, I’ve heard.

bb:

It’s the Blue Feather Gallery, Grassy. But: yes.

Grassy:

Hucka Doobie stated to me it was the Howl’s Moving Castle. It has moved from mountain status to a hill. Highest of the low.

bb:

I think I see. You are Grassy and you are also Greentop. You are the Blue Feather Gallery, in essence, and the *condensed* version of the Jeogeot exhibit. You are then highest of the low, the second, condensed version of Howl’s Moving Castle as well.

Hucka D.:

That took a lot of courage as well to destroy the larger version.

Grassy:

I am an Ancient Rising. I am.

bb:

Grassy, I aligned the Tower of TILE directly over the top of Greentop. What is the future for this tower?

Grassy:

The condensed version of the castle now pivots around it. TILE will be reborn in Greentop. You’ll see.

bb:

Thanks, Grassy.

Grassy:

You’re welcome, baker Beach. baker b.

Hucka D.:

Yes, thank you baker b. for getting rid of the huge eyesore in Noru, hehe. You’ve given Chilbo a nice park to play in.

bb:

Something else is going to happen on the Greentop property, then.

Hucka D.:

A Blue Feather is already stuck on the top.

 

New Blue Feather location? Not quite. October 10, 2010

The 2nd (of 3) Noru version of the Blue Feather gallery seems to fit quite well as a skybox on the Greentop property in Asha. Admittedly I’m have a hankering again to invite a guest or two to show some of their work on the main level, as I did for several SL artists in Noru. A logical choice would be mainland Corsica artists, I suppose. But the problem: I don’t really have enough prims to spare for this option. The Wheeler-Jasper series, the last series of my 10×10 (1st series is now in House Greenup on the Greentop grounds) will possibly still be exhibited on the lower level, as before. In the tower (“Tower of TILE”) is still exhibited “Baker Bloch in England”, a country which he visited this past spring.

On the horizon is a return to England for Baker, this time in a different spot. Can’t wait; I know exactly where it’ll start.

Let’s bring in Hucka D. just because we can. “Hucka?”

Greentop:

Hello.

bb:

New spirit — great. Hi Greentop. 🙂

Greentop:

🙂

bb:

Are you the spirit of my new property?

Greentop:

Yup. (pause) Hi.

bb:

Hi. (pause) Hucka D. not around tonight?

Greentop:

Nope.

Hucka D.:

Hey, baker b.

bb:

Oh hi. You know Greenup? Greentop, I mean?

Hucka D.:

Greentop is here?

bb:

I was just talking to him.

Hucka D.:

He came early. He said he wasn’t prepared.

bb:

Greentop? You still around? [no answer] Wonder if he’ll show up again?

Hucka D.:

He has to. Or not.

bb:

What’s going on with you, Hucka D.?

Hucka D.:

Making chalk again. Colored chalk.

bb:

Nice. What’s your favorite color, Hucka D.?

Hucka D.:

Blue. Green and blue. Red and green and blue. And yellow.

bb:

TILE, then.

Hucka D.:

Yup. Oh here’s Greentop again.

Greentop:

Hi.

bb:

Hey again.

Greentop:

Nice night.

bb:

Yes it is. Quite warm here in [delete state]. Are you in Asha right now, Greentop?

Greentop:

Always. Asha always.

bb:

So you’re the same as the property.

Greentop:

I am the highest of the green. Purest green.

Hucka D.:

Do you know who was born yet on top of Greentop, baker b.?

bb:

Ummm, I’m guessing…

Hucka D.:

Yes?

bb:

Guessing…

Greentop:

Right?

bb:

The first Mmmmmm? Am I close?

Hucka D.:

Ding ding ding ding ding ding ding. Yes!

Greentop:

Ha ha ha ha!

Hucka D.:

Ho ho he he!

Greentop:

Woo woo!! (claps, then pause)

bb:

Wow, that was some reaction guys. Are you finished?

Greentop:

Never. But: yes.

Hucka D.:

But: yes.

bb:

You guys twins or sumtin?

Hucka D.:

Yes. He said he wasn’t ready.

bb:

Are you Castor and Pollution?

Greentop:

Woo woo!

Hucka D.:

Yes!

bb:

Hmm. Is the…

Hucka D. (interrupting again):

Yes? (pause)

bb (quickly):

Grassy Noll?

[no reaction] (pause)

bb:

Guys?

Grassy Noll:

It’s been a longer time baker Beach? baker b. I finally got out of the super Wal-Mart in Big 4 with my Pink Floyd CD. I had fishnet nylon stuck to both my legs but I’m OK. I had it removed with alcohol.

bb:

Well, nice to have you back Grassy. 🙂

Grassy:

🙂

bb:

Are you the same as the Grassy who use to speak on this blog? Back in, I don’t know, starting in 2008 and I guess we also spoke in 2009, if you are the same as him. Don’t think we have in over a year, though?

Grassy Noll:

I am Grassy Too.

bb:

Grassy II?

Grassy Noll:

Yes.

bb:

Were you Peter’s playmate in Asha, as I’ve theorized?

Grassy:

Yes. I am the first toy avatar. (pause) Period.

bb:

Did Peter move from Big Island [in the Comet Archipelago] to here?

Grassy:

Yes. He had to move to the Plane of Bill. To talk with The Bill. To start his real job.

bb:

And Bracket Jupiter paved the way.

Grassy:

What is… oh yes, that is correct.

bb:

Grassy…

Hucka D.:

That better be it for Grassy tonight. He’s out of blog shape. Will take some time. Next assignment: you have to figure out which came first, the Head or The Trip. Goodnight and sleep tight!

bb:

Thanks Hucka D.

*****

I wanted to write a couple more ideas down tonight, before I forget. I think that the planets Baker Bloch found in his back yard belonged to Peter (or Grassy) and were his/their toys. Or experiments. Earth is strangely missing in the Mercury, Venus, Mars configuration.* And Mars is not in orbit like the other two. I’m just going to guess that this is tied into recent mention of Earth, Texas on this blog, a tiny town in Lamb County where a power plant called “Plant X” is located. Hucka D. has subsequently indicated that Plant X stands for Planet X, as in the missing 10th planet of the Solar System back in the days when Pluto was the legitimate 9th. X=10, after all. Why is Earth missing from Baker’s new back yard, though? Was it removed? Did it ever exist with the others in the first place? I wish I could ask Peter directly. Maybe Grassy can answer this the next time we speak. Mercury, Venus, Mars — like marbles.

I should also discuss, quickly, that Greentop itself has been mentioned a couple of times already in this large, spacious blog, most interestingly as the possible birthplace of NM artist Charles Nelson Blinkerton (Greentop, Missouri). Hucka Doobie claims he is still Charles Nelson Blinkerton in spirit.

Another theory is that Mr. Low, the Ancient Baker Bloch was indentured to when he was born into SL, has something to do directly with the *disappearance* of Grassy Noll and toy avatars in general from SL. Mr. Low’s name is actually Oglethorpe, and he is a Plutonian as discussed on The Street.** As the wikipedia article on Pluto mentions, Pluto is not Lowell’s hypothetized Planet X. Maybe Grassy is?

Greentop: Not too high or too low. Hilo, a new one. A new “Ancient Rising”.

*****

* See also: articles about this rather famous “solar system” crop circle from England in 1995, where Earth is “missing.”

http://www.unexplainable.net/artman/publish/article_2029.shtml
http://www.greatdreams.com/asteroids.htm
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-3476526989180928496

** Another queer fact: Grassy Knob was renamed Mt. Oglethorpe in 1930, the same year as Pluto was discovered. Mt. Oglethorpe was then the southern terminus of the Appalachian Trail from 1937-1958, when it was moved to nearby Springer Mt.

 

Around the neighborhood, SE

Filed under: Corsica Continent,Greentop — baker Blinker @ 8:05 am

TEXT SOON.

Waiting for the show to start.

 

Greentop Changes/Adjustments October 9, 2010

Filed under: Greentop — baker Blinker @ 7:09 am

The horse on top of Horsie Hill was moved as of today to the owner’s porch. Will it be returned? Seems like an odd place to move a horse. Personally I like it on the hill.

Baker stands on the now barren Horsie Hill below. Even if the statue isn’t returned, I think the name should stand. And I’ll keep in mind that it’s almost exactly 128 meters from the tip top of Greentop as well, in case something synchy, as they say, develops on that front.

Here’s where the horse is presently.

Then to bigger changes/adjustments. Hated to do it, really, but the blue Victorian house next to Greentop had to go, being replaced by somewhat larger House Greenup from, first, Noru and then Otaki Gorge. I believe this is the best spot for it yet, and, yes, I think the names Greenup and Greentop will be directly related. More on that soon.

I seem to always be taking pictures at Greentop at night. 🙂 Sorry, once more.

View from the transparent corner of 2nd floor of House Greenup toward Greentop itself. Very nice. Baker is pleased.

*****

And while I’m thinking about it — switching to forced daylight for these particular pictures — I want to include here a couple of shots of those spinning planets almost *right against* the back side of this newly placed house. Again, all 3 planets, Mercury, Venus and Mars, are seemingly to scale with each other as globes, and also Mercury and Venus are both orbiting an absentee focal point (absentee Sun, that is) to basic scale in respect to each other. In contrast, Mars is not in a similar orbit, although it is revolving around its own axis.

So here’s a close up of Mars, superimposed with the top of the nearby palm tree in a trick perspective photo that Baker sometimes playfully indulges in. The actual disk, however, can’t be more than 3-4 inches wide.

Here’s Venus, then, which was harder to capture on film because of the orbiting. And that’s Mercury to the left of it, which I didn’t even attempt to get a closeup of because its very rapid spinning. I’d say it was orbiting around a two foot diameter circle every one second. Venus traces an approx. 7-8 foot diameter circle with its own orbit about every 9 seconds. Mars, like I said, has no orbit, but rotates around its own axis every 5 seconds or so.

Quite curious objects in what is esssentially Baker’s “backyard”. Seem to imply deeper meaning.

 

Around The Neighborhood: East October 8, 2010

Filed under: Corsica Continent,Greentop — baker Blinker @ 8:15 am

This particular night Baker decides to head east from Asha, quickly encountering this rental house in Hierogryph just west of the Asha line. Greentop can be seen in the background to the left.

More open land; getting higher as Baker continues to head east toward a nearby granite plateau.

One more look back to Greentop.

2 pools of water connected by a small falls in Tarfang, still only a bit over a sim away from Greentop.

Mall right next door to this selling men’s clothing. Baker is attracted to a totally dark sculpture in a terraced plaza attached to the south side of the mall.

Baker can’t figure out why someone would create a totally black statue until he decides to toggle on some shader options in the graphics preferences of his SL viewer. “Ah,” he thinks, a *shiny* black statue. That makes more sense.

And then passing through yet another privacy screen and ascending a steep bank brings him to “Medieval Magic,” owned by ClaudiaMarja Magic. Interesting surname. For sale here according to the land description are medieval furniture like clothes, fireplaces, chairs, lamps, thrones, castles, flower-fields, low prim trees, DCS weapons, meditation pads, outfits for men or women, and Midnight Mania adverting boards (whatever that is). Prices were a little too steep, though, for tight wad Baker Bloch. But, after all, he must save all his Lindens for his many land purchases, which don’t seem to be slowing down lately.

Oh look Baker, here’s a nice 1536 parcel for just under $1 Linden a square meter. Go ahead — you know you wanna. But this time he resists, *despite * the fact that the parcel lies directly beneath the white cross topped Peter’s Hill already gaining mythological importance in this blog. For it is on this very hill that perhaps our Peter, Peter the Good or Peter the So So, decided that here would be the defined eastern edge of his Plane of Bill, on what appears to also be the highest perch of the approx. 7 sim granite plateau entirely surrounded by the western loop of the Circuit La Corse.

In subsequently flying up to Peter’s Hill, Baker snaps a picture aimed toward the Logray summit already visited several times in this blog, with yet another mall in-between.

While standing there next to the gleaming white cross, Baker also thinks back to what he originally thought was a purely black statue, in that plaza area less than 100 meters north by northwest. Could the 2 somehow be related in an acausal yet meaningful way?

He decides to go back to the plaza and attempt a picture incorporating the two starkly contrasting objects of pure black and pure white, with the result below.

Only a bit later he would identify the black statue as representing the “dark side” of Peter The Good, also attached to the tradition of “Black Peter”. A copy of the statue would be found at the creator’s freebies store selling bookoos of other freebie objects, including “House 44” that would act as the core structure of the subsequently remodelled Edwardston Station Gallery in Orions Vale. The “Peter” statue would also be incorporated into the re-design, along with another Ling sculpture tinted the opposite color of white.

Here’s some links re the freebies store, called Freeby Folly and owned by Moard Ling. Thank you Moard!!

http://cruslade.com/wiki/Main_Page

http://blog.cruslade.com/

 

New Neighborhood Walk, 02 October 7, 2010

Filed under: Corsica Continent,Greentop — baker Blinker @ 8:04 am

Baker peering over a fence just beyond the west line of Anja, in Stratus now.

Empty land in southwest Stratus, and extending down into the west side of Sirrakuk, even. But overall, I don’t think there’s the same quantity of abandoned land on the parts of the Plane of Bill I’ve examined so far, in relationship to many other mainland locations. Perhaps this is because it’s so green and basically flat here, and the coast is never too far away from any particular location.

A largely empty mall in Shedao to the south of Asha now. On the southern end of this mall is Chele’s Rock n Roll Club.

Next door is this lounging spot next to a fountain-type waterfall. Baker takes a load off his feet for a moment here to catch his breath.

I noticed there are an awful lot of privacy screens set up to the south of Asha especially. I really got quite tired having to deal with them this night. But here’s a more tasteful one for sure, surrounding part of the “Della’s Slice of Heaven” property that I’ve visited several times now through Baker Bloch. It’s about here that Baker decides to turn around and head back home to Greentop for the night. He’s less than a sim away from the ocean to the south.

Interesting, tall sculpture/building found on the way back, in Logray. This is as good a time as any to remark that most of the sims around Asha, and including Asha itself, are named for Ewoks, as demonstrated, for example, in this Asha article in the Wookieepedia, the Star Wars wiki…

http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Asha

and Logray from same…

http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Logray

For the record, the tall, sparse object here is called a Sky Tower in the land description, and stands about 110 meters high. A type of propeller forms part of its top, and about halfway up its length there’s a small room for meditation purposes, apparently.

The granite peak at the east end of Logray makes its presence known above the buildings of yet another mall in the area.

Greentop just around the corner now.

Baker missed you!

New home sweet home.

 

New Neighborhood Walk, 01

Filed under: Corsica Continent,Greentop — baker Blinker @ 8:00 am

Back at the horse statue topped hill not far south at all from my new Asha property: “Greentop”. Noticed that the sunroom on my/Baker’s house is pointed directly at it.

Sorry for the dark pictures, but I don’t like to change my default environment settings unless absolutely necessary. The hike was long enough that they’ll lighten up in part 2 of 2.

Overhead shot of this “Horsey Hill” (unofficial name). With a 128 meter draw you can *just* make out the full horse on top of this hill from Greentop itself, as Baker Bloch is checking right now. Mental note, then: it’s almost exactly 128 meters, or 1/2 a sim’s length, between Greentop and Horsey Hill. Will I eventually put something to mark the top of my own hill-of-similar-height?

Baker continues to walk around the immediate neighborhood of Greentop. He finds a locked photograph gallery just to the southwest of his Victorian house, but you have to walk there in a circuitous fashion because of all the banned property in-between. Or, of course Baker could just fly over the ban lines, but that’s a bit of a cheat in his strangely geared mind. You don’t get the full experience of the neighborhood, is what he’s thinking.

Anyway, I was able to find a really nice 8 prim tree that was free to copy on the locked gallery’s parcel, a Khamon Fate creation, as I have several examples of now. Baker can actually take a copy of it while sitting on top of Greentop hill, as he’s doing now.

Some beautiful landscaping in this 9216 sq meter parcel called “Mame 2”, in the southwest corner of Asha. Unfortunately, the land is banned once more. If I get really bored sometime, I’ll attempt to figure out what percentage of Asha is made up of banned property. Quite a lot I would suspect.

Immediately north of “Mame 2” is a 512 parcel that represents the only land currently for sale in Asha. But at a walloping L$9.8 per square meter, I don’t think it will be purchased anytime soon. The many crates or boxes on the property contain loads of free textures arranged in various categories. If Baker is counting correctly right now, there are 78 boxes/crates on this 512, or one per every 6.5641025641 square meters.

Then almost right next door, Baker finds he can do some pretend dj-ing at the XSpace Club. Again, this is quite near Greentop, and the distance seems closer because there’s almost nothing between it and my Victorian house except for 1 palm tree and a nonfunctional Reuters video player. Or maybe I need to upgrade to the 2.0+ viewer to see it in action. I think I’ll pass right now.

Oh, and as Baker is finding out right now, there’s also 3 small sphere representing planets circling about in various ways just in front of this video player, namely Mercury, Venus and Mars. They’re apparently created to scale — I’ll have Baker Bloch take some pictures asap. These are circling around *right outside* the back of my Victorian house. The land is called “Parque”, and was bought over 2 1/2 years ago by one Katal Masala, who, in looking at the profile, seems to be rather heavily involved in educational pursuits. The palm tree I mentioned before is also owned by Katal.

Baker positioned on what appears to be yet another “official Linden Corsican mound” located in Asha, a smaller affair this time. It appears to be the same distance from Greentop as the aforementioned Horsie Hill, or about 1/2 a sim away.

Baker stands next to a deserted house in yet more abandoned land on the west side of Asha. Greentop is still visible in the background. Cool.

 

Greentop October 6, 2010

Filed under: Greentop — baker Blinker @ 8:48 am

So here’s the newest secret revealed. Bought an approx. 3000 square meter parcel in Asha on the Corsica continent for real cheap. But it wasn’t really the price that drew me in (although that didn’t hurt), it was the ability to own almost an entire low hill that centers it. I’ve already mentioned the hill’s name in the blog: Greentop, another coined term of mine and not an official name of any sort. If I’m figuring correctly, at 64 meters high it’s about the tallest hill you can have on this particular continent before the top begins to shift totally to a granite texture. Thus its top just *barely* remains green: Greentop.

The first picture below is actually a similar sized hill in Asha belonging to a near neighbor, capped by a nicely textured horse sculpture in that case. My Greentop is the larger and nearer of hills in the background, to the top right.

Shot of Greentop looking north across a fence I erected last night. I don’t usually like to put fences up, but I thought this one was needed for some additional privacy. About the only bit of extensive yard I have is just in front of the Victorian house also placed on the property last night, immediately behind this fence.

The only other structure on the property presently is a Coco Koala made cottage (“Ravenwood Blue”) that I’ve used in other locations as well. Very nice, little structure, with great textures. I decided to block the door with a tree, although those familar with SL will know that you can just pass through Linden trees. I also leaned a tombstone against the house, the northernmost one in yet another incarnation of the No Room cemetery first seen in Noru.

Great line of little hills extending directly south from Greentop, all in Asha.

It’s not a regular shaped parcel, which is a nice change from most I’ve recently owned. I assume a skybox is next — I have about 450 more prims to work with, plenty enough for another version of the Edwardston Station Gallery if I choose (presently located in Otaki Gorge and also Rubi), or perhaps another Temple of TILE (also presently in Rubi). Should be a lot of fun, and I adore the property itself. Whole thing cost me a bit over 7 bucks. 🙂