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To Whitehead Xing 01 April 30, 2012

Filed under: Herman/Frank Parks (rl parks),Whitehead Crossing,Yards Creek (CREEK) — baker Blinker @ 2:54 am

The Mmm’s First Tree, once more.

On the way to Billfork, I decided to take a short detour to Mars Beach, Hermania. TILE Creek seemed to talk to me there — interesting mind experiment. We chatted about central Hermania and why I decided to clear that particular space just upcreek from here. I tried to justify the action, and I believe the woods, the area are forgiving now. They understand, along with the creek, that these are more listening stations than attempts to impose my ego upon the land (although there’s that aspect to deal with as well). Mars Beach is a listening station, Hermania Centre is a listening station. There’s many more just along TILE Creek itself.

Beautiful Drink Lake. But more than just a lake.

I knew immediately what this flower was: the distinct ladyslipper, found on the path toward Billfork. Wonderful! And several more were sprouting in the immediate area.

To Whitehead Crossing now, and a new Billfork-like focus. Or actually one of two new focuses concerning this location. I’ll discuss the one pictured below a bit more in my “To Whitehead Xing 02” post to follow, and then expand later. I assume some kind of initial Whitehead Crossing map is in order soon in tandem with this.

Interestingly marked pine tree in the same area, with some kind of moldy effect going on at the bottom of its trunk. Have to study up on what that might be.

Path cutting through this central pine forest of Whitehead Crossing, soon to reach the open areas of Green Stream in the background. This may have been the same path that carried Rock, the first human avatar, into the heart of Whitehead Crossing after his crash landing next to Green Stream. The Rocky Path (as a name) then?

Spectacular trunk of a tree fallen across Whitehead Creek. More than a bridge, I feel. A totem perhaps.

Top of Grey Rock. Gene Fade will most definitely be inspecting this location for potential “Fade to Moss” scenes, including perhaps a climatic one.

Grey Rock again from near Whitehead Creek.

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Quick Chat… April 21, 2012

Hucka D.:

I was in the middle, eye wide open. Billfork.

bb:

Hi Hucka D. How’s it going?

Hucka D.:

Fine. And you?

bb:

Just fine. A bit stressed lately.

Hucka D.:

That’s the drugs.

bb:

Thanks.

Hucka D.:

Cut back.

bb:

OK.

Hucka D.:

Billfork now. Gene Fade is checking out the site in great detail. He has specifically requested that you finish the art work also by this name so he can also study. Can you do this?

bb:

Suppose so, Hucka D.

Hucka D.:

Make another map of the area. It is your center. Eye wide open.

bb:

So go back[ tomorrow].

Hucka D.:

Go back as much as you like.

bb:

What of norris?

[no answer]


The Billfork race track was removed just today.

 

Billfork Thoughts April 16, 2012

Visited Billfork yesterday once more and made some decisions:

Removed almost half the model train track from the vicinity, or the part formerly stored in a Billrock crevasse within a knapsack. This comprises about 19 pieces. Remaining, for now, are about 26 pieces of still connected track making up the “Billfork Core Race”, as pictured here.

Billfork, as it stands now, is about perfect as a First Stage Woodland Event. All objects are “natural” except for the train track, i.e, they come from the immediate area anyway. I’m not “littering” the forest any more than it already was. 🙂 The main, extra decision I have to make is whether to keep the Billfork Core Race up or take it down to use in other places (see below).

Billfork is a unique event in my Blue Mountain hiking so far, being perhaps a permanent outdoor art event of sorts. However, it might have evolved as far as it should go for now — the area pretty much has been scoured for objects to use in the construction and design, and besides poison ivy has started to pop out of the ground, further hindering this process. As I put it in a post below somewhere, the woods are closing up early this year because of the almost summer like heat we’ve incurred recently.

One way that Billfork can keep expanding in a sense is as a new center for toy avatar related film-making. Gene Fade certainly seems to have it at the top of his list still for a possible development site. We may get to a Gene Fade interview soon about that and other subjects — could be lots of fun.

I visited norris on an extended trip yesterday for the first time in a long while. That’s the main, other area Mr. Fade is checking out as a new “Hollywood” of toy avatar film production. In my eyes, there are two specific sites along the norris stream for this possibility, and for the possibility of another marble race at the same time, Dongoba and its several rock temples being one of ’em, and perhaps the strongest candidate (more removed from paths that people frequent; objects already in place there; perhaps more scenic location). The other site would include the Money Pot — perhaps the name of that general area is Houston, but I’m still uncertain.

The last post of the blog specifcally related to norris is this one


https://bakerblinker.wordpress.com/2012/02/18/43270/

where Hucka D., in talking about Allen Knob as First Animation, states: “It’s the original animation, period. Beyond the face off of red vs. blue, which can’t make an animation because they are going in opposite directions in time.”

Today upon my revisit to Dongoba was *very* surprised to now find a deflated green balloon to go along with the already spotted two pink ones at the location from last fall.

I immediately saw it as a potential sign — some kind of resolution of a former blockage of psychic energy in the area: a resolution of the red-blue opposition in the overall Allen Knob environment. Perhaps Allen Knob is beginning to, once more, open up for me, as TILE Creek has been so willingly doing so far this spring. Exciting times! It is a sign that GREEN STREAM has once again become super-important and ultra-relevant to current events.

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Gene Fade:

We are actually also looking at Whitehead Crossing for the new Center, or perhaps Dongoba and Whitehead together. Whatever the location, the first movie will probably be named “Fade to Moss”. I want it to be a veiled history of the Mossman culture in general — work on several levels at once.

bb:

What are the advantages of each location?

Gene Fade:

Safety must be a factor, since toy avatars will have to stay in the region for perhaps months at a time. We must avoid the Jonesborough Problem, where the film was delayed so long that the toys in the compound forgot what they were doing there and fell into an inanimate state before being revived by tourists Blue Feather and and his sidekick Tronesis almost a year later. We certainly don’t want that to happen again. One solution is simply to not set up such a compound.

bb:

Billfork seems perfect as a setting, and I’m not sure why you *wouldn’t* make it the location of your production center.

Gene Fade:

It’s the old problem of whether TILE Creek is the be all end all of Frank and Herman Park mythology making, or does it share the stage with others, including, perhaps primarily, Allen Knob and the surrounding, satellite regions [i.e., norris, Whitehead Crossing, etc.]. Obviously TILE Creek to me is not the be all end all. There are other locations to consider.

bb:

But toy avatars always seem to be connected to TILE Creek in some way.

Gene Fade:

All I can say is that we are studying the matter.

bb:

Can you tell us more about “Fade to Moss”, then?

Gene Fade:

We are studying the matter; I will say that we are exploring the width and breadth of the subject before engaging in any sort of straight line film-making to create a locked-in production. Our creative experiments are far reaching.

bb:

Maybe that would explain the manifestation of Stencil the Unclear in one of those last blog posts, Mr. Fade.

Gene Fade:

Yes.

bb:

Who was that?

Gene Fade:

A resident.

bb:

From Second Life?

Gene Fade (after a pause):

Yes.

bb:

Do you know of the Brainard Hole in Southwest Virginia, Mr Fade?

Gene Fade:

Only what has been written in this blog. I monitor the blog. I monitor a number of blogs. We are exploring many possibilities. I want this to be an *art* movie, not just an action-adventure movie.

bb:

I was surprised in researching for this interview that almost all of the Salad Bar Jack vehicles were short affairs under an hour, mostly of the 30 minute variety.* There’s Salad Bar Jack and the Beanstalk, Salad Bar Jack of All Trades, and, er, Salad Bar Jack Be Nimble…

Gene Fade:

A lot of ’em. But all short, yeah. We want to up it to over an hour even for the first production. I’ve also been studying the American movie tradition, which toy avatars have only recently become involved in. They have usurped, one could put it, our own tradition. Salad Bar Jack is not the hero he once was. George Clooney is probably more famous now[ for example].**

bb:

That’s kind of sad. It seems like the toy avatars couldn’t make the leap to full length movies without sacrificing the tradition they had built up.

Gene Fade:

The attention span of the Mmm’s is quite short even in comparison to yourself, so that’s the main reason for the [short] length. Mossmen have a much longer one, but the problem is there are so few of us in comparison to the Mmm’s. The vast majority of the paying customers crave instant gratification.

bb:

What about the marbles?

Gene Fade:

Geez (laughing). Marbles don’t go to the movies.

bb:

What about human avatars?

Gene Fade:

They really weren’t a part of the tradition. That’s one thing we’d like to change more. It was mostly the Mmm’s and the animal toys that watched Grassy Noll’s movies.***

bb:

Were there any important rivals to Grassy Noll[ in his day]?

Gene Fade:

None. Absolutely none. T-Bonz and I were the next biggest stars of toy avatardom after Grassy Noll simply because we were his main co-stars. He was that big.

bb:

But not any more.

Gene Fade:

Not really. It’s all changing. The Hermania Triplex changed all that. Easily reached by Mmm’s and the animals alike.

bb:

But not the marbles?

Gene Fade:

Come on. Give it up.

bb:

If you’re audience will still be primarily Mmm’s, how do you expect them to sit through movies longer than about a half an hour?

Gene Fade:

One idea is to divide the full length movie up into sections to trick them into thinking they are watching several films instead of one film. This is the standard technique at the Triplex[, for example]. Seems to really be pulling them in.

bb:

Why don’t you then start your film production company at Hermania, since there’s already an industry there of sorts and a built-in audience.

Gene Fade:

An option.

bb:

Correct me if I’m wrong, but Billfork seems a bit too far for safe travel at night by the Mmm’s.

Gene Fade:

Hadn’t really thought about that. Well, we’ll play the movies at Hermania, then, and just create them at Billfork, if we choose that option.

bb:

So I’m correct in saying that Billfork is still way out there, like freak’n Pluto.

Gene Fade (laughing):

Yeah, I know of Roostre. We’re studying a lot of things. (still laughing) Pluto, yeah.

bb:

It’s really too far out there, then.

Gene Fade:

Undecided.

bb:

That was the Jonesborough problem. The toys had to move out there and create a compound, then they forgot why they were there because of the isolation.

Gene Fade:

There’s that problem, yeah. Problem to deal with.

bb:

Where do the toy animals live?

Gene Fade:

Oh, all over the place. Mars Beach… Jupiter Beach. Midget Island.

bb:

Don’t know of that last location.

Gene Fade (continuing):

Lots in Hermania. The growth of Hermania plays a big role in all this. We thought it time to renew the interest in standard toy avatar movie fare, building upon Salad Bar Jack flicks but evolving beyond them at the same time.

bb (repeating):

Who is Stencil the Unclear?

Gene Fade:

I have some ideas.

(to be continued?)

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* Note: Gene Fade later said that the Salad Bar Jack movies were mostly 20-25 minutes in length.
** Note: I later learned that the Solaris remake is a big hit on screen 3 in the Hermania Triplex currently, and that’s what Mr. Fade was mainly referring to here.
*** Note: Grassy Noll is the actor who plays Salad Bar Jack.

 

Billfork Expansion 01 April 10, 2012

Filed under: Herman/Frank Parks (rl parks),Toy Avatars,Yards Creek (CREEK) — baker Blinker @ 10:38 pm

In the past week or so, Billfork has significantly expanded to include a 2nd, lower track, with the original, upper track pieces dismantled and used in the new stage. We can call this, then, Second Stage Billfork. The following pictures depict the updates. Although I did certainly test out some marbles along this new part, I didn’t hold any type of official marble race like in stage one.

Outside the train track itself, all of the material used in Stage Two (and Stage One for that matter) come almost exclusively from the fields just above Billfork, where numerous bottles, pots, bricks, and other miscellaneous objects have been uncovered over the last several weeks.

The below picture is a detail of the lower part of the new track, including what I see in my vivid imagination, hehe, as a “village” of bricks, old jar lids, and what appears to be a former gate henge for a fence of some type. Also in this collection, slightly separated from the central configuration, are two jars and a jug with a prominent hole near its base. More on that story soon. I have no separate name for this new collection of objects yet; perhaps The Village is sufficient enough at this point. As one can see, a toy avatar (Ladybug, a pet of Salad Bar Jack fanatics Blue Feather and Tronesis) is already checking out the location, with more likely on the way.

Stage Two Billfork in its entirety. I see the rusty pipe in the foreground as a counterpart to the similarly rust covered B_Hivia in the background, acting as symbolic bookends for this stage as it were. The 2 larger objects in question were also found quite close to each other in the fields above Billfork, just on opposite sides of a fallen tree. The beginning of the Stage 2 marble track starts right in front of B_Hivia and ends somewhere along the side of the pipe most likely. The route has not been totally fixed, and I’m also still debating whether to leave the resulting, lock-in rail design up in the woods or take it down. I’ll probably make a decision this week on that subject.

Factors in the decision include possibilities of setting the race track up in another Frank/Herman Park location. Perhaps Norris now??

The Village.

This old, beat up coffee pot is one of the several objects that didn’t seem to fit into Stage Two, at least not yet.

Jars along the upper route of the race track, making another type of “community” most likely. Actually I see this as more of the center of Billfork, where the track comes closest to Billy Spring and even appears to project over top of it along a high curve.

The large, flat white rock behind the jars from the direction of the spring is the only stone imported into Billfork so far, coming from just outside its perceived boundaries.

The highest part of Stage Two. Altogether there are 14 jars employed in the new set-up, and over 30 objects total not including the 26 or so pieces of model train track.

Next up might be the making of a Gene Fade Production movie in Billfork, or at least I know that’s a strong possibility. Believe me, toy avatars are already lining up for roles despite the still sketchy nature of the project. Gene Fade has a lot of clout in the toy avatar dominion because of his co-starring roles in all those Salad Bar Jack action-adventure movies. If anyone can revive the toy avatar movie industry, it’s more likely to be Gene Fade than about anyone else I can think of, what with Grassy Noll (Salad Bar Jack himself, of course!) still being trapped in that West Virginia Wal Mart at last word.

I can’t wait. 🙂

 

Upper TILE Creek Again, 04 April 7, 2012

Filed under: Herman/Frank Parks (rl parks),Uncategorized,Yards Creek (CREEK) — baker Blinker @ 8:54 am

Intriguing style of rock found in some profusion along a certain portion of the upper TILE Creek area. I briefly thought of relocating some of these to the Billfork area, but now am more unsure about that possible decision.

Another interesting rock, but of a diff. type.

Same style now as the first pictured above. All are what appears to be veined quartz set in a darker type of rock which I don’t know the identity of yet.

While walking around the area this day, rounded a tree to come directly face-to-face with this sight, which startled me at first — another optical illusion for sure, and obviously, in my mind, akin to the similarly uprooted “Tilie Tree” found several days earlier. For now I’m calling the new find Tippy, perhaps not a monster as much as just an unknown phenomenon this time. Tippy Tree.

Tippy Tree Rock found at the opposite end of the fallen tree.

This rock cryptically has two, small white rocks set on top of it, obviously imported from a foreign location. Human hands relocated the two, white rocks here from another place sometime in the past? But for what purpose, and why do these rocks in conjunction with Tippy Tree seem to point to a specific meaning, which I’ll get to in a minute?

Tippy Tree also appears to have some cryptic messages carved on its trunk, which I took more seriously at first. Not as much now…

What I have determined in the meantime is that Tippy Tree represent a limit of synchiness for the Upper TILE Creek area as a whole, a clear sign. No messages shall be receieved from the fallen timber except those related to dead ends. My conclusion for now.

 

Upper TILE Creek Again, 03

Filed under: Herman/Frank Parks (rl parks),Uncategorized,Yards Creek (CREEK) — baker Blinker @ 8:45 am

Picture of what I’m now calling Microcosmia, another name subject to quick change. Legend will perhaps have it that certain toy avatars came from this upper TILE Creek area microcosm, perhaps of a Simpsons variety again. Homer included this time?

I believe a related 10×10 collage might be Oblong 17, “Little Big Hand”.

Young ferns uncoiling their leaves nearby.

Microcosmia from the opposite direction (east).

Perhaps mysterious bare ground area in the midst of a grassy region just uphill from Microcosmia and just east of Block Rocks.

More baby ferns next to a spring separating the grassy area mentioned above from the more open woods. Block Rocks would lie just beyond the top of the picture.

A look toward Hand Spring from the same general area.

Interesting tree shapes.

I have a hard time not calling this TILE Creek, since I’ve used that tag so long for the stream flowing from Hand Spring below Yards Mountain. But I suppose I’ll have to get use to calling it something else since it’s obviously not TILE Creek. Not any more at least. I’m leaning toward Yards Creek after the mountain, and a resulting, perhaps permanent disentanglement of the TILE and Yards stream designations.

More upper TILE Creek curiosities.

I admittedly am not sure what plant this is. A species of plantain?

Woodland violets.

 

Upper TILE Creek Again, 02

Filed under: Herman/Frank Parks (rl parks),Yards Creek (CREEK) — baker Blinker @ 8:41 am

This same day I revisited Block Rocks and attempted to grasp more their relative layout, with some success. The smaller rock in the foreground may also be a Block Rock, but of a considerably smaller variety than what are probably the 4 or 5 major examples. I think I’ll stick to this appellation only for the larger rocks which have a more obvious block-like character; makes sense.

West side of the lower such rock in the main cluster. As you can hopefully see, we have a distinct 2-plane effect on this particular side, with the planes meeting about halfway up.

A corner of the centermost Block Rock. This is the one that has the most visible 4 sides going all the way around, with this particular corner representing the meeting of its south and east angles. For this particular stone I’ve also decided to name the attached, outward faces, resulting in South Side, West Side, North Side, and East Side. But as yet I have no name for the rock itself. Directional Rock? Stand Rock?

Detail of South Side. Notice the hacked off rhododendron plant at the base, attesting to a human presence here a some point. There are several other such rhododendron stubs in the immediate area. Perhaps boulderers? At any rate I believe people into bouldering would like these rocks, which is yet another reason not to tell anyone reading this blog *exactly* where they are in the real world. I share their obvious mystique through photographs instead. 🙂

Another South Side detail.

Another corner, this one from the rock next to the central one of the bunch.

South Side through the rhododendron.

Lowest Block Rock proper, once more.

An addition for today: check out this almost perfectly rectangular slab below the lowest of the major Block Rocks pictured above, and just above a faint path running below them connecting Head Rock, Microcosmia (see next post), and perhaps some other prominent area features. Almost like it was used as a sign or sumtin for the Block Rocks themselves in the past, and a very interesting effect even if not. Very synchy vibe going on here as well.

 

Upper TILE Creek Again, 01

Filed under: Herman/Frank Parks (rl parks),Yards Creek (CREEK) — baker Blinker @ 8:37 am

The Tilie monster again.

From the side: not so threatening looking.

The “Tilie Monster” tree falls across an old, grown-up road that runs through the entirety of the Upper TILE Creek area, a distinct longitudinal landmark.

Top of same fallen tree, which *almost* reaches Head Rock positioned next to TILE Creek’s source. An identifiable pointer.

Source of TILE Creek from Head Rock, once more.

I believe these are trout lilies sprouting next to Head Rock’s south side. Trying to take more pictures of wildflowers for this here blog.

Another interesting rock positioned on the other side of TILE Creek from Head Rock, as yet unnamed. Distinct omphalos shape going on here, so maybe I should call it Omphalos Stone.

Pebbles in TILE Creek beside Head Rock.

Head Rock, with TILE Creek (and Omphalos Stone) to its left.

 

Tilie predicts Greenup 10 predicts Tilie. April 2, 2012

Filed under: Herman/Frank Parks (rl parks),Uncategorized,Yards Creek (CREEK) — baker Blinker @ 7:00 am

http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/SynchronicityPhenomena/message/32851

Re: race in the woods

Hi Lynn, all,

As far as sync goes, it interested me that a 2004 collage of mine seemed to
predict the race’s outcome, the same collage (and within the same collage
series) that I’ve been associating with other parallel, outer events lately,
like the Boris sync complex here. And also the actual founding and focus on
Billfork “real town” itself beyond Pietmond/Boris virtual towns and Second Life.
Still studying… but I don’t think all this should really be a part of the flow
of this board, if we can still call it that. 🙂 Basically I injected the post
w/ the marble race videos into the mix to lighten the mood at the time; things
were getting a little tense around here ya know.

I’ll personally miss Stefan, but he threw me with that entry stating
synchronicity is soooo 20th Century and we’re in a different Century now and a
name change is needed, etc. I really didn’t get to know Ama but certainly her
energy is strong and will be hard to substitute for as well. And I appreciate
the fact that she was here to help out an “old” friend.:)

So what now? We seem to be in a similar situation that Synchpatch, USA was 8
years ago — just you, Gwen, Edna, me and a couple of others hopefully. We also
have the SP Archive and Don, in a manner of speaking (and all the other past
souls in there, including our Before Selves I suppose). We have some momentum;
just not sure it’s enough to continue as a flowing group. I don’t want
everything to return to the desert…

Oh, and I will get to the “Begin the Begin” 6 part thingie (speaking of
Synchpatch). And I have some additional info about a “committee” beyond the old
SP Archive involving keyword “Hays”, mainly pivoting around Hays County where
Don also resided. Quite a lot about that actually. It’s relevant, but I’m not
sure within the scope of this forum. Hmmm.

See ya’ll later this week!

baker.

NOTE: Last two links to SP forum posts added “after the fact.”

 

“Maybe…

Filed under: Herman/Frank Parks (rl parks),Uncategorized,Yards Creek (CREEK) — baker Blinker @ 5:40 am

… it was you who came to Pluto, Hucka D.”

Hucka D.:

No. Collective soul, a giant bee thinger… thingie. Like the monster you saw in Upper Tile Creek just today. Like that.

bb:

What *was* that thing??

Hucka D.:

A collective soul — I told you. Tilie. Like Knobby.

bb:

In that one picture, Tilie, as we’ll keep calling him…

Hucka D.:

Her, actually.

bb:

her, then… but Tilie is [almost] superimposed over top of the rock at the head (Head Rock) of what we today have justified as the true Tile Creek.

Hucka D.:

Hence the name. Tilie roams all of Upper Tile Creek. The Way or The Wye keeps her confined there. Hays is the last name. Tilie Hays. Ms. Hays to some.

bb:

What’s that single eye for?

Hucka D.:

So she can see where she’s going. Stuff in the woods and all. Tilie roams back and forth over top of Tile Creek searching for home. Well, home’s the creek actually.

bb:

A collective, eh? Collective of what?

Hucka D.:

You must draw parallels between Tilie, the collective, and Pluto, the collective. Pluto the Bee. Came to Pluto and deposited, well, perhaps bee marbles. Swarm of bees. Collective, then, like the woman you saw on Reaper tonight.*

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Hucka D.:

[That] Head Rock has teeth just like an actual head.

Tilie has no head[ in contrast]. No teeth, no head.

bb:

While we’re here, maybe we should just post some pictures of Pluto/Billfork’s B_Hivia, Hucka D.

Hucka D.:

A given.**


B_hivia seems to be pointed to by all these sticks, an unintentional alignment.

bb:

My idea is that the winners of the Billfork Marble Race had to have a place for their increasingly elaborate awards ceremonies, and thus b_hivia was built just beyond the traditional finish line. Now the finishing line “cup” and b_hivia have been nudged together by the forces of nature, apparently.

Hucka D.:

The Billfork Marble Races had blues, reds, whites, and greens but no yellows. Tilie demanded the void to be filled but it was overfilled. The bees misunderstood. They came in a swarm. They came to search for Diamond. Billrock. Diamond.

bb:

Like the quote unquote diamond I found in the creek today, Hucka D.? And just in front of b_hivia, actually.

Hucka D.:

It is not a diamond really. It is a marble. It is a marble to make All Marbles. Tilie.

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And you might as well pull up that last picture. The pipe (above Smooth Rock) will soon be a part of Billfork as well.

bb:

Fascinating.

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http://users.forthnet.gr/ath/abyss/dep1151_1.htm

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* http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Reaper_episodes

3. “All Mine” dir: Mike Rohl soul power: Transformation (Into Swarm of Insects)(mostly bees) vessel: Defective Toaster air date: October 9, 2007 production no.: 103

Sam discovers everything going into his mouth suddenly spawns cockroaches, an interesting hint as to the nature of his next target soul–the jealous lover of an elderly widower. Guess what happened to his wife? Now, the lost soul is a swirling mass of angry insects while Sam and his friends desperately attempt to repair the broken toaster vessel delivered by The Devil. Meanwhile, Sam struggles with encouraging Andi to return to college despite the pain of separation, but perhaps his adventure in the love life of the damned might inspire hope for his own life.

** Earlier on the same day I inserted B_hivia into Billfork/Pluto, I found “instantly appearing” wasps at the convex bottom of pots I was filling with dirt for my mother. First I covered the small holes at the bottom of each pot with a coffee filter per instruction from mom. Then by the time I had gotten back from the shed with the dirt, wasps had somehow manifested at the bottom of 2 of the 3, on the coffee filters themselves. Were they attracted by the smell? At any rate, I believe B_Hivia and these pots must be related now, since B_Hivia is also a pot, and also has a hole at the top (bigger one!).