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Teepot > Pietmond (Little Things) December 23, 2011

Filed under: Jeogeot Chilbo,Otaki Gorge,Pietmond,Teepot — baker Blinker @ 7:12 am

Stacked rocks found in a field of waving grain near Teepot. I sought out the store which sold the product and promptly bought 2 of the 1 prim, sculptie objects, which are now set up in Pietmond (see below).

Yes, Teepot is still there in a manner of speaking. It could be revitalized under the right circumstances, but that would probably also mean Pietmond has been deactivated in the meantime.

It might have been this same night that I revisited my old rental plot in Chilbo. Still empty; tough to tell how much the town has shrunk since I lived here but it’s noticable in about all directions. I’d love to see someone write a Chilbo history, and co-founder Fleep Tuque, perhaps in combination with others, is a logical choice. Although Hucka D. told me not to mix too much with its timeline from my direction, I still have a fascination with the whole concept. Chilbo certainly remains the crown jewel of Jeogeot creations in a collective manner, and is probably also the most influential mainland community of non-Linden design. If you have a love of Second Life and mainland, you should by all means visit sometime.

But now back to Pietmond: First a shot of the stacked rocks I just purchased, which represents an identical pair of 4 rocks each, one on top of the other with the top 4 shrunk considerably and rotated at a different angle. Pretty effective in that spot beside the Temple of TILE, I feel; good fit.

I also set up two small Cocoanut Koala created structures in Pietmond, purchased about a year ago I believe when her super nifty Coco’s Cottages business closed down in Rosieri. Cocoanut was also a near neighbor, then, when I lived in Rubi in 2009, but I first met and befriended her during my stay at Azure Islands near the beginning of The Bakers’ Second Life existence. Interesting story to that initial meeting and exchange of instant messages; I’ll have to tell it sometime.

Coco’s shed in the center of the below picture acts as a sort of gateway to Pietmond’s still undeveloped Underground — simply go through the door and you’re in the tunnels running underneath the Temple of TILE, Home o’ Fibs, and also the Blue Feather Gallery.

Here’s the other Koala structure now in Pietmond: a product she calls Ravenwood Cottage but I, in my infinite wisdom, have decided to rename the Rookwood Cottage. The fountain in the foreground, another Moard Ling object like so many are in Pietmond, is also new to the community.

Only thing in the Underground for now, a chilly or even cold centerpoint. Best not to linger very long here, Baker Bloch thinks.

I also added this nice, freebie fountain to replace the simpler pool beside the graveyard in front of the Temple of TILE. I subsequently saw this same pool in two different Second Life locations while just poking around at random in the next several days. Interesting.

Also interesting to note that the fountain itself here represents another rock stacking, this time with the largest (and flattest) of 6 total on the top.

And Merk “Coolie” Brighton, aka Murk Britoon, has also made a recent appearance in Pietmond. 🙂

Here’s where Merk went to school, where he studied acting a bit, specializing in bit acting.

Here’s a promotional photo from one of his plays called “Gingervitis”, which he acted in and also provided sound effects for.

But enough of all that for now.

Some closing aerial shots of Pietmond.

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Blinks in Pietmond December 17, 2011

Filed under: Jeogeot Chilbo,Otaki Gorge,Pietmond — baker Blinker @ 7:36 am

Baker Blinker ruminates about Chilbo while perched within the giant tree near the center of that famed, virtual community. Will she ever actually have a true role there? And so forth.

Soon, however, she returns to Pietmond, with the understanding that this is her true home. She waves hello to Carcassonne during a visit to the new-ish Big Boy structure in town. “Is that 1 Pink?” Carcassonne might think to herself as she spies the quite pink Baker Blinker at the arched opening on the hill. Could she perhaps not know who Baker Blinker is, since she’s not often inworld any longer? In my early days in Second Life, the situation was different: Blinks was my primary avatar Year One.

“Magnificent,” Baker Blinker exclaims while taking in the sight of Pietmond from Baker Bloch’s Pietmond Heights office.

 

Bumming Around, 01 July 14, 2011

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?

 

Rentals April 5, 2011

Filed under: Blueberry,Jeogeot Chilbo,Norum,Shubelik — baker Blinker @ 10:27 am

Something’s gotta go (see post title), and it’s probably my 1536 rental in Shubelik, pictured below with cabin perched high on a hill above the Linden Sea. Not written in stone yet, but it’s most likely the logical outsie of the bunch. Never really explored the surrounding region that much either, despite the obvious beauty.

Dogpatch (Norum) will stay for now, but that’s the cheapest of the 3 in question by a considerable margin. And such a great view from the second floor across my old Noru land! But I had to delete the ghost train discussed a bit here.

Below is pictured my newest rental, in Blueberry and also on the Sansara continent, like the Shubelik parcel. This is in a real nice area as well, and more toward the center of things (Shubelik lies on the southern edge of the continent).

So I think I’ll keep Dogpatch and the unnamed Blueberry house. It goes without saying that Pietmond is still around, of course.

 

More decisions… March 20, 2011

Filed under: Jeogeot Chilbo,Norum,Uncategorized — baker Blinker @ 6:35 am

Options:

* Improve the “Jeogeot through Art and Word” exhibit now it has been officially moved (start) into the new, giant Blue Feather structure of Pietmond. And I’m thinking that there’s even room in the upper stories for yet another exhibit of some kind, perhaps featuring one of the Jeogeot artists included in the JtAaW exhibit. Have to think more on all that.

* *Don’t* improve this exhibit, and just delete the Blue Feather from Pietmond, perhaps deleting the town itself in the process. SoSo West, after all, is a bit ruined.

So that’s basically the options. Two biggies. I also presently rent in northern Chilbo but that’s a cheap place and I plan to stay there for a while. Even have a name for that particular structure now: Dogpatch. Lemme provide a picture of what I’ve set up inside presently…

It’s the entire, 10 part Newton collage series, starting at the door and working around two of the 4 walls, northwest to southeast then. The reason? Well, Dogpatch, the US of A town, is located in a Newton County, Arkansas. That’s the short answer.

Hucka D.:

The town is gathered.

Warren Zeevon:

I, of course, vote no on the deletion of Pietmond from the Second Life grid. How could you think of such a think, baker b.? Don’t you love Pietmond? Or at least like it a whole lot?

bb:

I like it a whole, whole lot, Warren. Just the focus right now is more on the outdoors — toy avatars and such — and also I’d like to return Baker Bloch to Wiltshire County, England. So it’s more a focus issue.

Warren Zeevon:

You won’t be able to get it back once given up.

bb:

Maybe.

Warren Zeevon:

I staunchly oppose, still.

bb:

How ’bout you, Hucka D.? Hucka Doobie.

Hucka D.:

I’ll let Warren speak my part.

bb:

So that means you oppose the deletion as well?

Warren Zeevon:

You simply haven’t dug deep enough into the Pietmond mythology yet, baker b.

bb:

I can do that from Norum. That’s my counter-argument.

Hucka D.:

So you plan to rent more or own more in Norum now?

bb:

Again: maybe.

Hucka D.:

Warren, it seems he’s locked in to a different path. A non-Pietmond path at this time and place. It’s a time of change.

bb:

6 months is a long time to hold onto one, particular place in SL for me, Warren.

Warren Zeevon (crying):

You better (sniff) think about all this you’re doing (sniff). You just better (blows nose).

bb:

I promise I will, Warren.

Hucka D.:

So let’s talk about the options. What happens in a Pietmond-less Second Life and Real Life?

bb:

The focus goes back to Norum-Chilbo a bit. More Norum I suppose. Time to head back; be absorbed in that, particular region again.

Hucka D.:

What of “Jeogeot Through Art and Word”? I thought you were going to develop that further, push the envelope.

bb:

I still could.

Hucka D.:

But not in a Pietmond-less SL and RL.

bb:

Um… not sure. I could certainly hop around Jeogeot galleries again. In fact, I was doing so today.

Hucka D.:

Let’s run down the Pietmond galleries that would be affected by this sweeping change. SoSo’s, Norum, CHRO.

bb:

Outside of the Gallery in the Rocks, they’ve all had at least 2 months run time now. I’d advertise that Pietmond will soon go away, and then let avatars visit one last time if they wish before the whole thing is deleted. Or just abandoned.

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The changes start at least: deletion of now empty Tower of TILE and also the movement of Gallery in the Rocks to what was formerly the center of the Newton-Jasper Memorial Gardens. Newton and Jasper now hem in this gallery. Meaning? All land east of Cathedral Way is now empty of structures. Forest next for this parcel?

I believe I’ll also move Mike’s SoSo West art to the Pietmond South Gallery for better exposure, and perhaps Julie Sadler’s work in Norum as well. Hmmm… everything seems to be conglomerating in Pietmond South now, minus the huge Blue Feather structure of course, or making room for that perhaps whole, separate project thingie. SoSo East and CHRO next to the TILE Temple cannot be moved, most likely, nor Lime House now.

 

The naming of something… March 18, 2011

Filed under: Jeogeot Chilbo,Norum,Uncategorized — baker Blinker @ 6:48 am

… can be very important, a genesis, an origin.

 

All Abroad! March 17, 2011

Filed under: Jeogeot Chilbo,Norum — baker Blinker @ 3:46 am

Noru ghost train approaching. All a- well, you know.

My newest rental: not Noru but Mujigae, although on the extreme northern side. Noru lies right across the front sidewalk Baker stands on here, a segment of my old land from this sim which I rented/owned from April through September of last year. Now I’ve returned, in part of course for I still have Pietmond. More on Pietmond’s newest development phase very soon!

View of the rental from across the mostly still extant Noru Woods. Marvelous.

View south to north now, over top of my rental house.

Back to the ghost train: well, I’ve been a little carried away lately with just pulling out all the stops, and this is a small part of the action. The ghost train runs in about a 60-70 meter wide circle through the Noru Woods, starting, let’s say, just in front of the rental and heading in a clockwise direction. Baker likes to use mouseview when riding the train. Below, he looks back at the rental as he begins his short trip through the forest area.

Passing over top of Tired Falls, with its large tire in the feeder pool at its top. Baker suddenly feels a little sleepy!

Grazing the Nailcoffin Studio — yes, I understand that the train will probably have to be deleted fairly soon; not permanent.

Great view of the Celtic cross in the distance to the north that Baker speculated might be the grave of Noru’s Peter. Relationship to Pietmond’s Peter (Peters?) is still a bit unclear. Maybe I can get a better grip on all that now that I’m sort of back in Noru and thinking about the whole Norum-Pietmond relationship again.

Cool thing: the train passes right through the center of this brick opening on Widow’s Hill, a cuing spot for the track if you will.

Back “home.”

Baker steps out of the train and looks up to see his two giant bees positioned last summer still hovering in the Noru sky.

Still working on the rental’s innards. Seems Baker already has guests. 🙂

 

Jeogeot Art Line? January 15, 2011

Filed under: Jeogeot Chilbo,Jeogeot Continent,Sunklands,West End — baker Blinker @ 8:52 pm

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(joined in progress)

“Is Sin City, then, Las Vegas?”

Hucka D.:

Well… Clark is a rather common name for a county. But: yes.

bb:

Let’s see. I’m checking wikipedia and there are 12. And then 5 more Clarke counties, with the “e” at the end of Clark.

Hucka D.:

Still…

bb:

What does it mean?

Hucka D.:

You tell me.

bb:

Well, I think it is an electric projection of Chilbo from present to past, as we discussed.

Hucka D.:

Queen City. Queen, yes.

bb:

And that it also represents a cubic block of red information, like Jasper perhaps, or coated with Jasper.

Hucka D.:

Jasper caddy-corner to Clark, yes.

bb:

And Pietmond would be a partial remedy. A town sent… a town… a tow… atom. Pietmond atom.

Hucka D.:

Pietmond is an atom, yes. The smallest and the largest at once. In one. Like Casey and Darwin far apart in Illinois, as far apart as you can get, and then as close as you can get in Minnesota [for same]. This is the atom, yes. Pluto. Sub-atomic, even. No, just an atom, the smallest. A town sent. Teepot was a town sent by Pietmond, is all. That’s why it was expendable.

bb:

Thanks for that. I have a feeling sin is my use of illegal elements for the Art 10×10, Hucka D.

Hucka D.:

True enough, we’ll see. Say.

bb:

I am Red Man because of this.

Hucka D.:

You are Jasper. You are Jack. A religion pit but beyond. TILE. 4. 4n1. Foreign One.

bb:

Because I am also Pietmond.

Hucka D.:

Pietmond is *you* but you are not Pietmond.

bb:

Because others are involved.

Hucka D.:

Each space of Pietmond has its backstory. Norum didn’t come from the fact that there’s really no room within for a practical exhibit.

bb:

Because there is.

Hucka D.:

It is what it is in hyperspace-time. But the reaction to this is: Red Man. There goes Red Man. He does not belong with me. He is different. Red Man. Jasper Red Man, but that’s more your line.

bb:

Thanks. Jasper Red Man, then.

Hucka D.:

Yes.

bb:

The Art 10×10, after all, comes from the Writing 10×10. I would readily admit I’m not a steady, practicing artist, Hucka D. Obviously I’m more a writer at this time. In the past I was more a musician, but that’s been gone a pretty long time.

Hucka D.:

You became a writer with the [Writing] 10×10. You are a writer. You are a work in progress writer but still a writer. Where are we on that?

bb:

But that’s part of the red block that is Sin City.

Hucka D.:

Yes. *Your* Sin.

bb:

And then I was thinking when getting up about the action of the 6 sinks against this central “evil”, shall we say. Turning Sinlands into Sinklands and then just Sunklands.

Hucka D.:

Skinlands before as well. Naked and shivering they were. St. Lemon came ’round and said, this is not right. You shouldn’t be playing golf around these holes with no clothes on and your naughty bits all exposed and such. And so plaid was born as a primary golf fabric. The tree was cut down. You couldn’t see the tree for the Woods, and so forth. Jack. Jack was gone, man.

bb:

Jack was Red Man as well in the Wall of Ass.

Hucka D.:

We saw enough ass in those days to last a realginary amount of time.

bb:

There’s that word again (!)

Hucka D.:

Realginary, yes. The primary atom of Second Life. Red Man. Realgimary. Can’t resolve apart. Casey and Darwin. Pietmond.

bb:

Smallest becomes the largest?

Hucka D.:

Yes. Realginary.

bb:

I’m trying to take all this in… WES…

Hucka D. (interrupting (because he can)):

Sunklands is covered in red now, like a blood tablecloth. Red Man. Ao… Oa. But it’s just a tablecloth and easily removed. It’s all just putting one thing on top of another. But from the outside, from one perspective: this is what has happened. You might as well be a newspaper or an embarrassed skunk, see.

bb:

I don’t suppose inviting [delete name] to exhibit in Pietmond would be a good idea.

Hucka D.:

Not really, no. And he knows it as well. You’ve already agreed to this. In Realgination-land.

bb:

OK.

Hucka D.:

You must see the limits of Pietmond. Its limits are the limits of Clark. You have Casey on one side in SoSo and Darwin on the other in the Underground. But really they are west and east, and then center as well if you shrink, shrink, shrink and attempt to eradicate/reduce to nothingness. But you can’t because the smallest avatar, the atom, is 1/4 meters high, as you know now from contacts within Ratcliff Court. Where are we on that?

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bb:

And then there’s the idea, realginary idea I suppose, that the peninsula with WES on it was not called “Crime” but “America” (!).

Hucka D.:

Yes (!) Linking Jeogeot to America directly. Crimea is America. Anagram of.

bb:

But this obviously has to do with America’s Art Line, then, as well. On the 39 degree latitude line. Like Jasper County itself.

Hucka D.:

Illinois, yes. Caddy-corner to Clark there, true. Casey and Darwin. Ernst… collager. Martin. Moonshine.

bb:

Then Sin City must be Cincinnati as well, Queen City after all. Cin = sin, as my friend Flynn has been speculating on.

Hucka D.:

Among other things. Cincinnati is Black Heart. Black Rose. Red Heart Black Heart Rose Heart.

bb:

Cincinnati’s baseball team is the Reds.

Hucka D.:

What does this tell you?

bb:

Electrical discharge, like with certain crop circles. Along a line. Electric line. WES is involve, then, as well. On what we know now is the America peninsula.

Hucka D.:

And so you know what happened in WES. The agreement.

bb:

Between Jeogeot and America?

Hucka D.:

Between Jeogeot, Wazob and America, yes. (pause) Conference. Yalta. End of War. 3rd becomes 4, man.

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So here’s Baker Bloch back at the Nightfield house that may have been the very place where the agreement between 3 superpowers was made. Four? The double lidded chest on the island that we know now represents the Crimea peninsula is directly below, perhaps left behind on purpose as a sign. That the bridge over this same small pool appears sometimes as red and other times as gold is another pointer toward the alchemical gold at the end of the stairway to heaven, which is also red through the rubedo, the final stage of the alchemical process. Red Lion lies just next door to Nightfield, with a gold lion holding a shield with a red lion at the entrance to its largest structure.

 

Thoughts, Review August 9, 2010

Filed under: Charleston (rl city),Jeogeot Chilbo,Norum,Sapphire,Sunklands — baker Blinker @ 7:51 am

Great trip to Charleston. Not without its difficulties, admittedly. I am not the greatest of travelers, esp. in flat territory and in a bigger city, no matter how cool (and Charleston is the coolest!). Won’t go into detail except to say that I *may* have found another place the Queen and King have been to, or even lived. It’s appropriately very near the corner of Queen and King Streets in Charleston. I’ll attempt to find some pics and maps tomorrow.

Hopefully I can also visit Whitehead Crossing tomorrow — have been neglecting the place, although I have been hiking along TILE Creek a couple of times in the past several weeks.

Our thoughts are that a mid-summer, mid-winter home in Charleston, a second home, might be quite ideal. Edna has always loved Charleston a bit more than me. I’m a mountain person. And a home body.

To SL: Before leaving for vacation, I wanted to make sure to set up an exhibit in the Blue Feather Gallery. Short on time, and unable to create a new structure for others to exhibit, I “settled” on showing all my narrative style SL exhibits created in the last year and a half or so in one big ball o’ wax. This would include “Where Are We On That”, “E: A Letter of Stories, “Down The Rabbit Hole”, “Wall of Ass.”, and “Baker Bloch in England”. My guess is that I’ll keep churning out these type of exhibits now and then, just to get myself better organized if nothing else. As I was telling a SL gallery owner friend (who I’m not sure “gets” these type of exhibits, hehe), the focus is on story rather than individual pieces, which I offer for free or basically free when for sale. The individual pieces, when separated from the storyline, do not present themselves as “high art”. All of these were created after the last series of the 10×10 was completed, the Wheeler-Jasper series.

The 10×10 remains on the Noru properties as well, but I’m not sure for how long. I need the prims, for one thing, to create a new Blue Feather gallery structure. Besides, I already have the collages set up in Rubi.

While at the beach I admittedly thought a lot about leaving Noru, perhaps for good. The separation of Noru and Chilbo has become more marked in the last month or two. Part is my fault, I will admit. I have not been active in Chilbo matters for one reason or another. But I also put part of the fault on… well, let’s just say that probably there has been a mutual agreement between Norum (past) and Chilbo (present) to leave each other’s time lines alone. I think this is the reason for finding “The Scream” at Crow’s Foot, and Hucka D.’s talk of an ancient battle between Chilbo and Parktown forces there. Parktown (through Crow’s Foot partially) is helping me further draw out of Chilbo influence and into a Jeogeot influence. Chilbo is not Jeogeot — I think Hucka D. claimed that at one time but, present, in the here and now, it is not so, and in all likelihood will never be so. What is the energy of Jeogeot, then — apart from Chilbo — apart from Parktown or Sternberg or Sunklands for that matter? Can I tap into this energy at Noru, and through deeper imbibing of Norum? This looks like a route.

But this weekend, actually up until tonight, was thinking strongly about another move to Sunklands, and this may still come about. This would mean moving the Blue Feather, though, or perhaps giving it up altogether. But then I had another thought, another idea for an exhibit: showcase the art of Jeogeot itself, the continent. Draw on my explorations of the continent and discovery of art there. Draw on recent encouragements from non-Chilbo Jeogeot resources. It’s not breaking ties totally with Chilbo, but just admitting they’re there and I’m here. I’m not in Chilbo, but I want to be a good neighbor. But I do not expect anything from the community, and I would guess they don’t expect anything from me at all. That said, I *do*, for now, live next to Chilbo Community Property. I certainly respect the community, and am happy for this boundary, which has advantages still. But my loyalty, my deepest commitment, lies with Norum, and through Norum, perhaps Jeogeot as a whole. After all, I’ve written about this continent more than anyone else now, most likely. I do have a right to… well, let’s talk to whomever. I’m not sure Hucka D. wants to speak with me. But let’s see…

Sapphire:

You take orders from *me*, hehe.

bb:

Hi Sapphire. You are the heart of Norum.

Sapphire:

I am ruler of Jeogeot. Like Ozma was for Oz. The Rift of east and west sides of the continent is the major obstacle for union. Sunklands is loosing energy. I must help. Perhaps you will have to be sent back[ after all].

bb:

I could move the Blue Feather out there. That’s where it started[ after all].

Sapphire:

You have until the end of this month to decide. For our joint decision. I will consult my elders.

bb:

Why does Sunklands have to remain vital?

Sapphire:

For Jeogeot to be whole, Sunklands must be strong. That’s where the continent inverts. Explore Jeogeot galleries, even those without a kiosk. You know some already. Go to Sunklands and start exploring again. Begin to think about the Jeogeot exhibit. Do not worry about [delete name]; she can take care of herself, and she can contact *you* if she wishes. She knows enough already. You separate in the present. You are Jeogeotine. You are in my charge.

bb:

How about Hucka D.? Or Hucka Doobie?

Sapphire:

He is advising me. Among others.

bb:

You are Isis. You are actually the mother of Karoz.

Sapphire:

Yes. But Gene Fade is not my user.

bb:

I don’t really want to leave Noru, Sapphire. I’m all set up there. The woods are beautiful.

Sapphire:

You [truthfully] may not have a choice. Big Sink must be checked up on. It is the real paradise of this continent. It was suppose to be the jewel. The Big Tree. Just sit tight[, though] because you have until the end of the month anyway. And you have your stop-gap exhibit at the Blue Feather until then.

 

About… July 29, 2010