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Baker continues… February 25, 2011

Filed under: House Greenup,Otaki Gorge,Pietmond — baker Blinker @ 9:03 am

… to poke around the ins and outs of Pietmond, attempting to justify his continued existence there.

He tries to step into the shoes of Ticky Bill, see what he sees from his upstairs quarters in Lime House. He looks directly across the tops of CHRO and SoSo toward Orange House, Baker’s present home in Pietmond and one he can’t seem to be pried away from.

Uneven sidewalk (No Way) outside Lime House. Could this be considered the “bad” side of town? Probably not, but just asking.

Baker decides to stroll up to House Greenup while on No Way. Checking the link back to Gallery Jack inside, he realizes he hasn’t been in this house in perhaps several months, which the cobwebs attest to.

Such a nice location for no one to visit.

He opens “Floydodo” placed on a small table underneath the stairs of House Greenup and reads a passage he’s been thinking about lately. Baker ponders: “Is *this* the forbidden knowledge Peter sought in trying to understand the town’s central labyrinth?”

The beds and the assoc. green and red alexandrite jewels would also represent the master synchs Billfork (red) and SID’s 1st Oz, as directly tied also into the symbolism of the two Boulder parks Frank and Herman. At first, it was thought that Billfork was more the appropriate symbol of Frank Park but further inspection caused the roles to be reversed – SID’s 1st Oz became the synchronicity of high Price, while Billfork became the truly Price-less one. At least in terms of gold tilings. As Pierre’s center of the USA is also directly attached to Billfork, the eyeball here would also represent Pierre as aware of the connection of Billfork to this center. The eyeball (Pierre) is now aware of the relationship of Billfork to SID’s 1st Oz.

Baker tries hard to remember but can’t: What is Billfork? Wasn’t that the original name of Pietmond? No, that was Pitchfork. But the names seem too similar.

Baker then googles “billfork” and finds that it is synonymous with a pitchfork, like the Devil’s prodder.

It’s happening again.


Gallery Jack/SoSo added to Pietmond… October 24, 2010

On hill to west, overlooking the town proper. Inside, again, are 4 of the 6 art/collage 10×10 series. The 5th lies in the SoSo gallery still sitting atop Gallery Jack, like it did in Orions Vale (I had to give up that land for this land). But I believe the name SoSo is best absorbed into Gallery Jack.

House Greenup (right), containing the original and remaining series, is just beside. What I’ve been calling “Gallery 9” (left) has currently been deactivated, since all the collages within are now found in the other 2 galleries.

Long shot looking west across the town toward Gallery Jack.

Yet another import from Orions Vale, or will be soon: the little bar in the middle of the woods created from an old A-frame, just east of town and still in the Otaki Gorge sim. This time it sits in a sort of moat. I have a feeling this bar will soon have its own story to tell, with the perhaps struggling proprietor a member of the Pietmond community.


“Let’s bring in Hucka D. for some quality entertainment. Hucka D.?”

Hucka D.:

Good evening. Where do I sign up to be a resident of Pietmond? I want to contribute. Torsit says he wants to be a resident too. But he won’t be out [of jail] for a long, long time. They might even execute him. I’m planning a jail break. Want to contribute?


Maybe it’s best that Torsit stays in jail, Hucka D. After all he did threaten to kill the love of your life.

Hucka D.:

I know she’s not real now. *Torsit* doesn’t know that — he just read some loose ideas from the blog. Avid reader, you know. He said he really enjoyed reading the whole of Floydodo just after he killed Bracket Jupiter. But, thing is, it’s all blank pages. He only *thought* he read something real and tangible — projection. Queer, eh?


Yes, it is (!) So Floydodo’s just a blank book. Of no substance whatsoever.

Hucka D.:

None. You wish to talk of The Bill, though, and their influence on Pietmond tonight. Good topic!


Well… I was thinking — to start anyway — along the lines of Orange, Lemon, and Lime houses.

Hucka D. (quickly):

Orange is more fleshed out. Lime less so. There’s arguments that it isn’t even part of Pietmond and should be torn down. Lemon is between the 2. Orange… yellow… green; whole… half… void.


That was my thinking[ not surprisingly]. Lemon [House] lies in a halfway world between Orange/whole and Lime/empty or barren.

Hucka D.:

Pietmond has many stories to tell, as you’ll soon see. The Castle in The Rocks, for example: it was the original TILE Temple on the grounds. This is the birthplace of TILE, you see. The Cathedral of TILE is just the latest and last version. Sink, sank, sunk. Sunklands. This is where it all begins/will begin/has begun. A past/future paradise. Come a long way and a long way to go. Now you must create a confederation.


Confederation of sinks?

Hucka D.:



Oh. Let me insert a picture of the town limits sign while I’m thinking about it. Technically, the galleries aren’t a part of town.

Hucka D.:

They were kicked out because the rest of the town wanted more art than just your collages. Don’t blame them. Nothing against the collages themselves, of course. Pietmond itself, after all, is the newest of your collages.


Right. My thinking as well… again. Each part seems to be where it belongs. Lemme go inworld and take that sign picture. (pause)

So here we have a picture of the gazebo I neglected to mention before, to the north of the downtown, as we’re calling it.

Hucka D.:

That gazebo has another story to tell. It use to be in Gallery Jack but was removed. Another group of people protested this as well. Pietmond town meetings can get a little rough. You should go to one.

bb (laughing):

Thanks. I will if you will. So here’s the signage. On the front: “To Galleries”. On the back: “Pietmond Town Limits”. This demonstrates the separation of the two regions.

Hucka D.:

The gazebo, like the Lime House beside it, was seen by some residents as also outside the community. Some members of the town even showed up with limes to pelt gallery supporters with. It got nasty. And juicy!


Is that why Lime House was never finished?

Hucka D.:

Yes. Kind of. You should also know that House Greenup wasn’t originally a gallery but a residence. Same for Gallery 9, and there’s discussion about whether it should be converted to apartments, once more, given the now overcrowded situation in Pietmond itself. 20 residents total now, I believe.


Where do they live? I know: another night.

Hucka D.:

Another night. Goodnight!

The disputed Lime House, directly beside the similarly controversial gazebo.


“Gallery Jack” Updates October 13, 2010

Well, as soon as I write that the 10×10 and the Edwardston Station Gallery are splitting into 3 separate collections, it all comes back together again. It’s a little wacky looking, but I think it works in its own, special way, shall we say. I present to you the 3rd (final?) version of the Edwardston Station Gallery, amalgamating the 10×10 series housed in the former, various collections once more. We still have the 3 formerly independent structures — House Greenup, SoSo, and Gallery Jack — but now they’re stuck together, as it were, 3 things that don’t really belong together that nevertheless seem to need each other to complete themselves.

Some interesting details of what use to be called SoSo, now perched directly atop the old Gallery Jack (a name which was “new” for about *1 day*).

Adding SoSo into the mix was the final touch, and I *just* had enough prims to do so. Immediately before that, I had also replaced the smaller Victorian house already on the land with the somewhat larger House Greenup, last seen on the Greentop property (which I still own).

Below is a better look at the mini-forest located to the east of the new Edwardston Station Gallery. Still hidden within the trees is the tiny bar with the great view of the surrounding forest. Probably should get a name for it.

I guess it was silly of me to think that the 10×10 should be exhibited in 3 separate, smaller galleries, and that somehow the series themselves were splitting off into combative groups of some sort. But there was a logic to that determination. Let’s see if Hucka D. wants to briefly talk tonight.

Hucka D.:

Nice job baker b. 3rd version, yes. How could you have guessed — once more?


*No* way. The 3 structures seem so different. They *are* different.

Hucka D.:

Yet they belong together. Finish up Floydadada soon, and we’ll work some more on interpretations, then. Unlike some of your subject matter, like Mythos, the 10×10 interests me considerably. More the art 10×10 than the writing 10×10, but both as well.


Should I join up with the Metaharpers now?

Hucka D.:

A possibility. You *could* make more art.


I’m going to keep exploring Corsica, Hucka D. Oh, I forgot to add the most important thing…

Hucka D.:

The most important along with the new Edwardston Station Gallery.


Well, that might be true. But it’s the idea that the Corsica continent is 3d in nature, or possibly 4d. It is simply different from other SL mainland continents in this way.

Hucka D.:

Not really. But as I said before, this is where SL and RL intertwine. Heterocera is still most closely bonded to Corsica. That leaves Jeogeot a bit to the side. At least for now.


But I know what all this is now. The Plane of Bill… Comma Islands… Egg Hill and Chasm Deep sinks…

Hucka D.:

You must then find Bill Hill.


My thinking is that it may be Greentop, my own hill that’s perhaps the highest hill on Corsica before it becomes a granite topped *mountain*. A Mole Hill…

Hucka D.:

… instead of a mountain, yes. Well, you may be right, then. (pause) What next?




More Updates… September 16, 2010

Filed under: Blue Feather Gallery,House Greenup,Norum,Otaki Gorge,SoSo — baker Blinker @ 8:33 am

Replaced Gallery 9 near northeast corner of Noru, on my remaining parcel there (a 512), with just purchased Victorian house that I intuitively felt would be a great place to show the Greenup series of the 10×10. And it seems I was right. I call it House Greenup.


Alcove w/ transparent walls, giving that great view of the surrounding “lowlands”.


The Greenup series (20 collages) begins at Baker’s right here and works counterclockwise around the walls of both the lower and upper floors. ending at Baker’s left. Fits pretty well. And the house looks great, and slots into my narrow parcel perfectly.

View from long porch toward park-like grounds.

I don’t think I’ve included a picture of the expanded version of the lake in the park, so here ‘t’is. It’s quite deep for its size, although not really big enough to warrent a sailboat. Just for show, mind you. It’s a nice place to relax, and admittedly my favorite spot in Noru presently. Good place to get away from it all still.

Finally, I thought I’d throw in a snapshot from Otaki Gorge once more, showing some recently planted pink bushes in the pine woods on each side of the sink/gorge. And today I also tested whether the entire Blue Feather Gallery, current version, would fit onto this new property in any way. Success! Yes, I can move it to Otaki Gorge, but I’d ruin most of the views I currently have. So for now it’s staying put in Noru. But I left a bit of its pipe on the ground still (right), just to get use to the idea if needed.