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Bloched. May 23, 2011

“So that’s what Blue Feather planned, although it’s gone awry.”

bb:

Thanks for that info, Hucka D. Our typeset seems to have shrunk over the weekend. Change in this way is bad. I feel like I’m sitting twice as far from the computer as before. Not as intimate. Like I’m whispering to you instead of talking to you. Do you feel it[ as well]?

Hucka D.:

You hold on please…

*****

bb:

There. Interesting.

Hucka D.:

Now we’re full screen.

bb:

Perhaps *more* intimate now (!)

Hucka D.:

Change is sometimes good.

bb:

What were we talking about? Oh, Ragitoo. Obviously, I think, I’ve found the precise location. Or very close.

Hucka D.:

Blue Feather [Douglas]was attempting to trick you into buying the Fyre Maven land. But you fortunately resisted. Now is not the time to restore the premium account. Blue Feather wanted to take over the story of Little Robert Plant variant from the root[ as it were]. You have limited him to Crabwoo now.

bb:

We’re out of full screen now. And… we’re back.

Hucka D.:

Karoz, whose *granddaddy* after all is Blue Feather himself in a way, was designed to safely hike that mountain. He thought it would result in penetration of the mysteries of Rubidoo.* Instead it turned out to be Ragitoo, on the next stream over to the west. We can’t say the actual name of the stream here, but it is known.

bb:

Yes, this seems to be the heart of the mystery of that mountain and that village. Not only was Karoz designed to safely walk Granddaddy to not destroy vegetation and disturb wildlife but also to keep safe, like not falling off slippery rocks (!) Didn’t think about that “safely” part before.

Hucka D.:

It is the siren’s lure of the mountain. Come further up the stream, closer to the source. Waterfalls are even prettier up the next rocks. Come up, come up!

bb:

Is Blue Feather Douglas then satisfied?

Hucka D.:

No. You have blocked him into Maebaleia. He wishes to be free and go to Jeogeot. He wants freedom from the entrapping moon. Jeogeot’s moon, Mos Ainsley, is a part of the mainland itself. Maebaleia’s moon, The Moon, has been separated from that continent and the mainland. This was as designed.

bb:

By Gypsy… Blue Feather’s daughter; Karoz’s mother.

Hucka D.:

Yes. She took the mate of Biggie and secured him in her Sea of Despair, then the Sea of Tranquility and still guided by the Neil spirit. First man. She took you as well.

bb:

I’m not precisely understanding. Was Karoz born in Crabwoo? I’m guessing no.

Hucka D.:

Karoz was born on The Moon. He is the son of Gene Fade, the actor who plays Mossman in the Salad Bar Jack adventure movies. He is the son of Gypsy Purse, who also plays in those type of movies. Biggie 2 was brought to him as a sort of pet.

bb:

Were the 2 Biggies like the “E” and the “Schwa”?

Hucka D.:

That is correct. Front and back of one archetype.

bb:

Are they Maebaleia and Jeogeot themselves?

Hucka D. (after a pause):

That is correct.

bb:

Are they male and female?

Hucka D.:

Natha Neil was brought in to build a ship, since he was a builder of such and fairly good at it. Or available anyway. Just joking. He designed the Arab which might be the same as the Barracuda. But then again that might just be code for the two fish. Front and back again.

bb:

Let’s see: Barracuda on The Moon of Maebaleia, and Arab when it reaches Mos Ainsley of Jeogeot (?)

Hucka D. (after another pause):

Yes.

bb:

Very interesting… an angle I hadn’t thought of before. The Arab created Jeogeot itself?

Hucka D.:

*Yes.*

bb:

So it was designed as a correction…

Hucka D.:

So Blue Feather couldn’t get to it. He was banned from Jeogeot. He was stuck on the Dark Side of The Moon.

==========

* See these posts for more investigation of Rubidoo:

https://bakerblinker.wordpress.com/?s=rubidoo

 

WES, etc. January 10, 2011

Filed under: Beetles, The,Carrcass+2,Marty,Nowtown/Zen City,WES,West End — baker Blinker @ 3:06 am

Sad to say that most of what I’ve been calling Nowtown in this blog has become abandoned land, including this pool with an underwater bar.

However, the Brainwash Art Centre, snuggled underneath the rather towering green mount in Somerset, remains open.

Moving back to West End, Baker Bloch finds an inviting, cracked door in a house sitting right next to the blue-green pool with the double lidded chest full of gold buillion. He latches onto the idea that this represents an invitation to not only go within the house this one time, but perhaps many times — make this a home away from home for a spell, and a base to further explore the quite fascinating ins and outs of the West End community.

This is about the best view he can get from within of the blue-green pool. Can’t see the aforementioned chest from this vantage point, though, which lies on the opposite side of the small pool from here.

There *are* some great views of the giant coconut structure nearer to WES, though.

Looking up from directly beneath the mole statue commemorating the finding of the first sculpted prim. Right next to WES, as mentioned before.

Then some more details from WES itself.

As Baker Bloch walked away from the scene above after taking its picture, he turned around upon hearing a sawing noise to see the trucks just left behind enveloped in some sort of amorphous, blue blobby thing. Griefer attack?

More of the same then appeared in the skies in a different part of WES. *Two* coordinated attackers?

Baker attempted to remain calm while the sinister looking shapes gathered force around the town. He decided that ignoring it and going about his business there would be best choice to make. Below is a picture Baker subsequently took of a more interesting, corner building of WES (southwest).

Besides the one building on the eastern side with the lounging area, Baker found all buildings of WES devoid of objects, in continuing to poke around that night. The city appeared almost completely abandoned. If The Beetles were indeed in WES, it seems they have left the scene long ago; a dead city we have here.

The owner of West End Shippping (our “WES”), is Valin Frye, who use to run a popular SL dance venue called Club 9.13, doubling as its DJ. In checking his profile and information online, quickly found out that the club use to be situated in the Winchester sim on the Nautilus continent. Finding this former location on the inworld map, I was amused to see Winchester surrounded by a number of other MASH related names such as Radar, Trapper, Hawkeye, Klinger, Hunnicutt, Flagg, Potter, Mulchaey, McIntyre, Houlihan, Rizzo, and perhaps some others I’m not familiar with.

In his SL profile, Valin also quotes Peewee Herman from “Peewee’s Big Adventure” (“I’m a loner Dottie. A rebel.”), and lists having a lemonade stand and making lemonade as his only interests.

Random bits of unrelated information, it seems, but for various reasons I can’t fully disclose here, I think these are clues/breadcrumbs. Marty *has* been here!

 

About Jeogeot, 04 August 28, 2010

Filed under: Jeogeot Continent,Norum,Nowtown/Zen City,Parktown — baker Blinker @ 8:06 am

Honestly, I can’t even remember where I took this. A small pool in a concavity somewhere on Jeogeot, I suppose. Maybe west coast? Just can’t remember… sorry.

Ah, yes. Parktown. Boyd Doghouse, mayor/king/emperor of the still burgeoning Jeogeot metropolis, was incredibly generous in setting aside space to promote the Blue Feather Gallery and, in particular, the “Jeogeot Through Art and Word” exhibit in the Parktown Gallery. Thanks a bunch Boyd!!

Amazing landscape on a 3 sim long island in western Jeogeot. I have no mythological name for this island — as yet! — but it’s in the middle of the deep channel that splits this western “claw” of Jeogeot in two. To the north lies an approximately 36 sim island (also unnamed) that forms the nw corner of the continent.To the southwest of the island, and just across the channel, is the larger community of Sternberg discussed several times in this blog.

The cone shaped mtn. in the distance is called Buffalo Run Hill according to the property description at its top, where the elevation is 110 meters. It stands near the center of the island itself. The mountain Baker stands upon to take the snapshot looking toward Buffalo Run Hill (below) is a larger and more spread out massif topped by “Perfect Harmony”, a parcel which advertises, “dancing and romancing in a mystical mountain-top atmosphere.” Elevation there: about 125 meters.

Oh, woops!, wait… “Perfect Harmony” is on a mountain directly *south* of the island in question (and southwest of Buffalo Run Hill), and not on the island itself. Instead the mountain Baker hovers above here, similarly shaped, contains largely abandoned land. Its elevation appears to be about 120 meters, with a lone house sitting on top that Karoz (checking behind Baker Bloch today) cannot enter because it requires an age verification check. The mountain lies in both the Buffalo Run and Silver Creek sims.

Some ruins in this channel, to the north of the island I believe.

What I’ll call Star Waterfall, for obvious reasons, just to the north of the island, on land called Skyhighatry Designs and/or Molecular Estates. The land description: “Anjin & Elzbiet Meili’s playground, home of the NEW Sculpty Garden, and Sweet Sculpties Sandbox.” I personally think sculpties are super cool — who doesn’t, really — but they frustrate me because of the time it takes to completely rez in. In the meantime, you just get this amorphous blob or zigzaggy shape that makes no sense, as you try to guess what is forming. But, still, they’re cool, and part of the wave of the future of SL obviously in some form or another.

To give an example, those stars in front of the waterfall took about 30 seconds at least to fully form so that I could take a proper enough picture.

Another waterfall on the same stream, further into the hills. This whole area has to be the most mountainous part of Jeogeot, forming many dramatic rises from Linden water.

We are also *now* quite close to the Nowtown/Zen City region, and the old stomping grounds of Little Robert Plant Variant.

Very top of the waterfall pictured above. I like the way you can see into the much lower landscape just over the top of the falls.

And, yes, we’re now in Nowtown itself, on the other side of the very same mountain. This is the lava flow that heads down into the Fyre Maven temple where Plant worshipped as a child. Still don’t know whether the Fyre Maven itself was some type of creature or just an old, wisened sage of some sort. I don’t think Plant knows either. Should talk to him again sometime in this blog. Catch up.

Baker Bloch relaxing in the Toonie Territory home of the Smurfs (land descrip. again) near the eastern top of the double humped mountain. On the other hump is the Nowtown castle with lava stream issuing forth just beneath it. Let me get you some elevation figures just to be complete. Eastern hump (Houndsfield sim): about 130 meters. Actually both humps of this mountain, east and west, are at about this same elevation.

 

Biking, Cont. 01 November 20, 2009

Filed under: Jeogeot Continent,Nowtown/Zen City — baker Blinker @ 8:16 am

Baker Bloch entering what I call Nowtown from the south, on the newly paved Route 10 in this area. He’s staring down at the stream that supposedly marked the southern edge of the Plant Plantation formerly in this location, where Little Robert Plant Variant grew up.

Further north on Route 10 but probably technically still in Nowtown.

Road shooting west off Route 10 leading to the Brainwash Art Center and the high mtn. overlooking Nowtown from the south and west, already visited by Blochs the night before.

Then it’s on to Zen City in the Chapala sim, with a whole grid of roads connected to Route 10 from the west.

I really like Teasdale now (I’m writing the text to this post, as usual, a couple of days after posting the pictures), but I suppose I should also spend more time in the general Sternberg/Nowtown/Zen City/X-ville/Y-borough area. Perhaps rent there in the near future as well. But I’m not looking to top around 1000 a month for any rental. I pay about 900 for the one in Teasdale now, a pretty nice 2 story affair, plus another 300 or so for the Teasdale “Something To Chro About” gallery space — that’s all quite reasonable, I feel. Sternberg seems more expensive, and there appears to be no current rentals in Nowtown/Zen City. X-ville, officially called Pine Tree Square according to the rental store there, acts as a sort of smaller twin to Teasdale, and has similar rental prices. A logical choice might be to just rent in both X-ville of Pine Tree Square and Teasdale — I’ve noticed several businesses, including the Evergreen Pub, are located in both PTS group owned communities.

Blochs rides the highest road in Zen City and the Chapala sim, hugging its entire western line which it shares with Cranston.

Dead end at the northern Chapala line — Applewood sim dead ahead.

Blochs then makes his way back to Route 10, intending to journey the big loop around the, er, top of the western claw of Jeogeot and circling back to X-ville in the process.

Let me just quickly create a better map showing the locations involved in this particular loop…

Here’s he’s on the other side of the peninsula from Zen City, staring toward the eastern end of the mtn. range that extends several sims west to Nowtown.

Amazing underwater tunnel — literally as in *in* the water — in the Silvercreek sim.

At the tunnel’s center — just to remind that Baker here is actually riding underwater here — his body disappears, leaving only the still somehow psychically connected armbands, hat, blackbird, and bike itself.

At the other end of the tunnel, freshly emerged from the water, Baker is certainly relieved to see his body has returned. 😮

Don’t know the physics that would cause such a bodily disappearance while still leaving the attachments unaffected; never happened before as far as I can recall. We’ll nervously chalk it up as “one of those SL things.”

 

Chilbo, Spheres… November 19, 2009

Filed under: Jeogeot Chilbo,Nowtown/Zen City,Temple of TILE — baker Blinker @ 9:41 am

One more shot from Nowtown by Baker Bloch, depicting a huge water drop positioned above the lava stream flowing from near the top of Nowtown Mountain, as we’ll call it for lack of an official name. But admittedly it’s a trick shot, for the giant drop is merely a tiny drop of water Blochs found floating in front of a small store selling heraldry paraphenalia near the Brainwash Art Center. He just moved his camera around until the tiny object seemed to be hugely superimposed above the lava flow, a phony threat to snuff out its heated existence by dropping, thus. As is my nature, I suspiciously believe that even the chance to even create such an impossible, surreal juxtaposion may have meaning in a larger picture, since this lava flow down into the Fyre Maven temple, where it is actually quenched by water, represents the spiritual centerpiece of the community, at least according to Hucka D. and also Little Robert Plant Variant.

Is this new juxtaposion shown above any less real, actually, than the positioning of the temple and lava flow together in the first place? A metaphysical question not unworthy of asking, I feel.

But moving on…

… to Karoz chill’n in Chilbo, the next day I believe. Some sit poseballs at the “Art Part” museum near the center of the Chilbo sim, or not to far south of it, attract Karoz’s attention because of their similar color and texture to the Joplin Ball — yes, that’s actually what he thought when he saw them. Currently the small, 2 room museum houses only 3 distinct pieces of art, including the one behind Karoz by Gretchen Capalin, inspired by fractal art it seems. Quite nice.

More art nearby in a place called the Gemini Art Corner, with all pictures on easels this time. Works in progress? All look in finished form to Baker Bloch upon checking behind Karoz today; must be a stylized way of displaying the pieces, then (10 in all).

Karoz sitting beside what might be Chilbo’s largest water course, but I’m not sure of that… hafta check. This would be right next to the Gemini Art Corner, which lies just out of the picture frame to the left here.

Interesting textured rock just upstream from where Karoz sits above, more of a ground level shot this time.

One thing The Baker Family really appreciates about Chilbo, I believe, is the obvious, loving care given to the design of the community, such as the inclusion of this interesting detail involving a discarded piece of food and grateful ants, near the source of the aforementioned stream.

Moving to the south central part of Chilbo, Karoz finds this basically empty 512 parcel surrounded by a white picket fence, with some wooden prims stacked up near its northwest corner against the fence. Relationship with other Chilbo property owners: unknown.

Interesting sculpture of a “Bine Rune” owned by Fleep Tuque on a wall just south of the huge Oracle Tree. According to wikipedia, a bind rune is a ligature (character overlap) of two or more single runes. In studying the matter just a little further, it could be that this object represents a Bluetooth bind rune of very contemporary origin. Not certain of this, though.

Then Karoz finds yet another Chilbo mediation spot on top of the Art Part. Ooohmmm chillll ooohmmm.

Then its over to the Temple of TILE to take a more close up look at the Joplin Ball/Sphere. Exactly how *powerful* is its influence? Does it extend to Chilbo? Nowtown? The Moon sim? All of the above and much more? Much, much more?

 

Pedalling To Nowtown

Filed under: Nowtown/Zen City,Sternberg — baker Blinker @ 9:36 am

Baker Bloch still on the road to Sternberg and now passing through X-ville, a quirkly little community mentioned several times in this blog already. This would be several sims to the south of the Sternberg complex, in Deitide to be exact. Looks like X-ville takes up the whole sim, as neighboring “twin city” Y-borough does for Crowfoot two sims east. Baker did not pedal to Y-borough this day, for his left turn north onto Route 9 to Sternberg from Route 10 was in X-ville, and he did not desire to waste time by retracing his steps back to this spot.

Nice parkland off Route 9 just below Sternberg, owned by the Institute of Cyberculture Studies and located in the Elvarg sim.

What’s called Sternberg West on official Sternberg maps (I’ll get to one of those just below). This is where Baker Bloch, Little Robert Plant Variant, and Hucka Doobie met for their one and only face-to-face meeting in Second Lyfe, in an underminable location however, perhaps on this street pictured below but perhaps not. Tea, I believe, was drunk by all if I remember correctly, yet no teahouse exists in Sternberg West presently. Maybe it was all a figment of my imagination. 🙂

Sharply winding street in Old Sternberg, which seems to be the same as the Morkeleb sim. Baker is sitting beside a cross on top of a rocky hill bored through by a road tunnel.

The center of New Sternberg (Neu-Sternberg) in the sim of Xenosaur, immediately south of Morkeleb containing Old Sternberg. This seems to be the present commercial center of Sternberg itself as well, shifted, we can theorize, from a past center in the old part of town.

No, Baker’s not gainfully employed by a Sternberg company — he’s just taking a load off his tired feet/legs at a currently vacant office desk.

Map of the Sternberg metropolitan area, showing the relationship of the various city parts. This map has a clear marker for the Blues Fabrik club that Little Robert Plant states he sang at on perhaps a number of occasions, just to the east of Route 9 as it passes through the center of Xenosaur. However, Baker Bloch has no success in finding the famous venue; instead a shop selling motorcycles seems to have taken its place. Perhaps it has merely moved to a different location in Sternberg? I’ll have to check further to verify this.

Then it’s on to Nowtown for Baker Bloch, not far north of Sternberg. I suppose one could stretch the definition of Sternberg to include Nowtown as a type of suburb, but it’s a stretch still, since Nowtown is much more rural and bucolic in nature, with no easily defined commercial hub.

One possible candidate for such is the 2 story art gallery pictured below, called the Brain Wash Art Center. The Brainwash group, in fact, seems to own a lot of what could be defined as Nowtown, including parts of the Somerset, Fyre Maven and Black Drake sims. The gallery is divided into a number of rooms with transparent walls, each showing a selection of works from one particular artist.

Another sharply winding road leading from the Art Center up the mountain towering over Nowtown. A castle is perched on top, owned by the same Brainwash group and containing a bit more art. With its peak at 130 meters, the unnamed massif rises about a 100 meters above Nowtown proper to its north and west.

Baker pauses at the top to ponder the meaning of a strange, triple star conjunction he’s never noticed before. Has it always been there? Anyway, nice to be totally away from all the glare of Jeogeot’s more urban areas, he thinks in continuing to stare at the star sprinkled, black sky.

One of the art pieces within the castle, also present in the Art Centre at the bottom of the mountain, and created and owned by none other than Lypvs Writer, the manager of Brain Wash Club and Resort. It’s a virtual replica of a watercolor and ink work somewhat mysteriously called “LVPVS IN FABVLA p26 ‘There I found you, my love'”. Could that be some kind of unconscious depiction of the similarly red Joplin Ball/Sphere above the road here? (since it is red covering black and white again — see post immediately below). Could this be the love he found there? No, I’m sure he had something else in mind…

 

Loose Thoughts, Chatting? August 12, 2009

Read almost all of 2009 part of this blog while at beach. Loose thoughts from this reading.
10×10 collages should be analyzed more carefully for certain, maybe the next Chro show? Already ties are being made between Sunklands on Jeogeot continent and pictures of sinks from 10×10, perhaps. Rubisea is likewise being connected to Rydal and assoc. locations, seemingly, in a 10×10-SL link. Unnasty Branch from Bluedrake might be resonant with or perhaps even be the same as stream of half fire, half water in Fyre Maven. Both start from maven/fountainhead. Unnasty Branch was rumored to once be the color of fire (blood red?); waterfall at mouth of Unnasty Branch is pictured in Wheeler 09, but importantly not in Jasper 09, which was suppose to be a *fire* portal and not a water portal. Same “11” rocks from picture of shore of Rydal Water, though. Little Robert Plant Variant is symbolized by this waterfall between parrots representing Chilbo and Crabwoo in Wheeler 09. Cave on west side of Rubisea resonates directly with cave on south side of Rydal Water, pictured in Yale 09. Both Wheeler-Jasper 09 collages and Yale-Newton 09 collages are in direct resonance, including “TILE Waterfall” of Newton 09. I’ve hung all 4 of these collages in newest rental on northern edge of Sunklands on Jeogeot continent. Robert Plant Variant has a number of stories about these Sunklands (Lill Burn Valley). They are connected, also, to the Magic 9 Square that my Noru property makes with nw corner of Noru sim itself. [Delete name] use to be Karoz’s neighbor there, and owned basically same property as Olando7 does now. We are going to assoc. these 9 parcels with the 9 numbers in the Magic 9 Square of Iowa. Empty center is key, on Manila-Red Line Diagonal. *Diagonal* is same as unmeasurable nw-se Diagonal of Noru (sw-ne line would be the measurable one, like the Rubi Diagonal). Noru may have something to do with Norumbega, mythical land of New England, perhaps near Bangor and including Gray, Maine recently brought up in this blog.
Sunklands: This is where LRPV (Little Robert Plant Variant) went to after Sternberg. He had the Zeppelin Tube even then. Misused it in Nowtown/Zen City perhaps. Sunklands is where he began to control it. He was suppose to meet Page in Sternberg but instead received the tube. He then realized he was both 17 and 59 at once, and that Zeppelin had already come and gone. After some thought and meditation he decided to join the as yet unnamed initiative in Sunklands, headed by Ancients. General time: 1969-1975. Other Variants gathered by these Ancients in same spot, including Ean Andirsen (sp?), the equvalent to Jon Anderson of Yes, The Beatles (Hucka D. insists they are spelled Beetles), which LRPV apparently had difficulties with. At least one of their primary initiatives was to build The Arab, powered by some kind of clean atomics, perhaps the Zeppelin Tube itself. The Arab was called Barracuda on occasion. The Arab was a ship — all ships, as Hucka D. has recently put it, which means it was probably a space ship as well. Once built in Sunklands it could appear in other locations in SL, perhaps through independent teleportation. Other locations it was rumored to be at are: Ziczac (Atoll continent), Rubi (Atoll continent), Gelsomina (“moon” of Maebaleia), Ross Sea (Sansara), Sink Creek, Missouri (near a parallel Sunklands in same county of Shannon, which may be connected to Shamon sim where Michael Linden has recently moved to in the Korean Channel).
Other Variants involved in creating The Arab — must be careful — are someone, a superhero perhaps, who Zaps. At center of Sunklands is perhaps a town called Centerville itself, where I landed today in looking at land there for sale. Center of largest, longest sink. The Arab created the Rubi Diagonal (explore this concept). Red Line. The Arab may have even created Rubisea, or perhaps visa versa. Elements of Plant’s childhood in Nowtown/Zen City were incorporated into the build at any rate, which would include, of course, the Fyre Maven concept and attached fire/water stream. Again this seems to be depicted on both Wheeler 09 and Jasper 09 collages, as it moves beyond “Crabwoo-Chilbo” direct resonation (2 parrots on wall). Must understand Karoz’s role, if any, in building Arab in Sunklands. And the fuchsia diamond…
… the initiative may have been called R110. R110 is involved somehow at least, first mentioned in connection with the as yet to be understood “Bill” of Maebaleia and the Blue Feather Sea region, assumingly.
…The Arab wants to connect itself with SID’s 1st Oz. That’s why Tull is there. Queen? Barrett/Waters (Geesin)? The Arab may have been a way to bypass the powers of [delete name] who may have already lived in the nw corner of Noru and was trying to occupy the central parcel of 9 in that corner; wrestle it away from Karoz and attached family.
…..Instead of “reliving” his career as Zeppelin singer, LRPV was merely given possession of the tube that represented their entire career. Through it he understood the Mountain Lake, and the difference between Page and himself. He knew what a moving hill was. Bill Hill?
Let’s bring in Hucka D.?

Plant:

I knew what a moving hill was, then.

bb:

Plant, was this the same as Bill Hill?

Plant:

Yes indeed.

bb:

Was Bill Hill the name of an actual person, though?

Plant:

It is your hill, after all. Central parcel. One which controls. We knew. The Initiative. Atomics. Atomics.

bb:

So the nw corner of Noru was a miniature battleground of some sort.

Plant:

Not a bloody one, a mental one. No blood. Blood red, though. Red Line. Diagonal. Rubi and all its facets. Rubi.

bb:

Now this central parcel supposedly contained essentially the same Victorian House that is now known as the House of Truth on the property. But it’s not on the same parcel now.

Plant:

Caddycorner, though. And when you bought the parcel…

bb:

Yes, that’s where it was, true. Karoz lived in this house.

Plant:

Yes.

bb:

Karoz established the center.

Plant:

Karoz was the fought over center.

bb:

Blue Pool is positioned between where that old Victorian house would have been, and where the present, apparently duplicate House of Truth now is.

Plant:

And Bill Hill itself. The ridge.

bb:

So — let me get this straight — when you went to Sunklands with The Tube — first of all, you were recruited, it seems, to go to Sunklands. It was a sort of hidden state.

Plant:

Yes. The Initiative. I could not accept the tube until I joined. Or better, they talked me into giving up the tube for a higher cause. The Initiative. What you call The Ancients.

bb:

The Ancients numbered 4 or 5, though, correct? And from Pluto which was the same, to them, as The Moon.

Plant:

Yes. P is the 5th. Last P in the Pod. You.

bb:

Baker Bloch?

Plant:

Yes.

bb:

Why did you have to give The Tube to them? Was it too dangerous for you to handle?

Plant:

Yes. They showed me the future where I blew up Chilbo and allowed Crabwoo to rule the metaverse instead. Believe me, we need Chilbo!

bb:

So Chilbo was not destroyed in an atomic explosion, like Karoz thinks.

Plant:

It was and wasn’t destroyed. Both at once. But more the latter than the former now. Thanks to the initiative. They wanted to reduce that probable path to less than 33.33 per cent, which was accomplished.

bb:

Can you tell me more about Centerville?

Plant:

Not yet.

bb:

Can you tell me more about Mozart?

Plant:

His real name is Sgt. Pepper. His music, that is. But they are one and the same, at least when he was Mozart. Is Mozart.

bb:

Did you get along with this Sgt. Pepper in Sunklands?

(Plant does not answer.)

bb:

Is Rubisea the oldest part of SL, Plant?

Hucka D.:

I am here. Yes, it is. Not Sunklands.

bb:

But it seems now Sunklands came before Rubisea.

Hucka D.:

No sir. It didn’t.

bb:

I have a feeling you can’t tell me much more tonight.

Hucka D.:

Sunklands was a mostly hidden project, like that other Initiative you know quite well now. Below the surface. A catastrophe formed it.

bb:

A catastrophe which also destroyed Chilbo on the same continent?

Hucka D.:

You better get some rest.

bb:

Thank you.

 

Plant Another One… August 6, 2009

Filed under: Blue Feather Gallery owner,Hucka D.,Nowtown/Zen City,Plant,Sternberg — baker Blinker @ 8:39 am

Plant:

I’m glad you decided to go back to Nowtown, baker Beach. Now you will see the truth. I lived there. In a Psycho House. Same as in Ashville… surrounded by ring of ash, but now destroyed. The Fyre Maven, well…

bb:

Is it the same as the one who created Rubisea? Is the Fyre Maven stream the same as Unnasty Branch in Bluedrake? After all, there is a Black Drake sim just above it.

Plant:

Black Dog?

Hucka D.:

I’m here. We must continue with The Plant. Century?

Plant:

Call the Blue Feather Gallery again, baker Beach. 123-456-7890.

bb:

I’m not sure…

Hucka D.:

Do call. You’ll…

bb:

Alright.

(baker b. calls the number; the same woman, or apparently the same woman as before, answers the phone).

“Blue Feather Gallery, how may I help you?”

bb:

Hello. It’s me again. The person who called from Ashville, North Carolina and ordered the Sternberg print.

Woman:

Sternberg is one of our more popular items. You chose the Zeppelin tube print, correct? I remember.

bb:

I think so. Are you… well, remind me of your address.

Woman:

That print was shipped out yesterday so it should arrive sometime next week, hopefully.

bb:

Yeah, great. Can’t wait… good price.

Plant:

Ask her about the star.

bb (ignoring Plant):

So can you send me a brochure or something? I have some other artists in the area that might be interested in , especially, Sternberg.

Plant:

That’s just Page again…

Woman:

We don’t have a brochure prepared. Sorry. We’re a little in the backwater here in Iowa.

bb:

Iowa?

Woman:

Yes, Audubon County.

bb:

Gray something, by chance?

Woman:

Yes sir. Gray itself.

bb:

Hmmmm…

Woman:

As I said, you should get that print next week sometime. Is there anything else I can help you with today?

Plant:

Ask her where Sternberg lives.

bb:

Alright, alright. Ma’am?

Woman:

Yes?

bb:

Can you tell me the location of the artist Sternberg? I don’t remember the first name.

Woman:

Charles Aspinger Sternberg.

Plant (impatiently):

Did you get it?

bb:

Hold your horses, Plant.

Woman:

Yes, here it is. He’s in, um, Wall Lake, Iowa. He works exclusively with us right now, but I believe he wants to open his own gallery soon. I’m not sure if it will be in Wall Lake or not.

bb:

Thank you for your time. Nice talking with you and thank you once again for the Sternberg print.

Woman:

Our pleasure. Let us know how else we can assist you in your art collecting. Have a nice day.

bb:

You too. (baker hangs up).

Plant:

Well???

bb:

He’s in Wall Lake, Iowa.

Plant:

Well I’ll be.

Hucka D.:

Which one?

bb:

I don’t know. Let’s check wikipedia. (checks wikipedia). Hmmm… birthplace of Andy Williams, the singer.

Plant:

Bah. No talent.

bb:

Really. I kind of liked what I heard. Moon River… isn’t that the most famous piece he sang?

(Plant here does a very bad imitation of Andy Williams singing Moon River.)

bb:

That was horrible!

Plant:

See? What kind of river is wider than the sea?

bb:

Let me check the rest of the lyrics (looks up lyrics).

Plant:

We’re not dealing with Sternberg. Where’d The Bee go?

bb:

Hold on… and it’s “wider than a mile” Mr. Plant.

Plant (indifferently):

Sea, mile…

bb:

A Moonwall visited the Horisme gallery complex not too long ago. Thought of the two most famous Pink Floyd albums Dark Side of the Moon…

Plant (interrupting):

Bah once more. (waves hand in disgust).

bb:

You not a Pink Floyd fan either?

Plant:

You have to eat mushrooms to understand them. The early stuff… later stuff is not too bad. Brain Damage. Banging your head against some bugger’s mad wall.

bb:

I though it was head too for a long time. But it’s “heart”… banging your heart against some mad bugger’s wall.

Plant:

Again…

bb:

Yeah, I know… “what-ever”. Do you like The Beatles, Mr. Plant?

(Plant here gives a very icy stare to bb; doesn’t answer).

bb:

OK, I’ll take that — you can stop staring at me now — I’ll take that for a no.

(Plant still stares at bb; finally breaks off.)

Plant:

Look up Sternberg please. No more stalling.

bb:

(checking) Nothing with Sternberg + “Wall City”. Surprising there. Charles Sternberg, did she say?

Plant:

I didn’t hear. You were talking to her.

bb:

Pretty sure it was Charles. Let’s see… (checking) I don’t think this is the fellow... long dead, you see, and not seemingly an artist.

Plant:

I can’t see what you’re seeing.

bb:

Well come over here and look over my shoulder. (Plant comes over; sees same article bb is looking at on his laptop). It seems to be just these 2 Sternbergs in wikipedia, father and son both named Charles. Interesting reference, perhaps to Bone Wars. Meat vs. Bone.

Plant:

What?

bb:

Never mind. I guess I should hit the sack again.

Plant:

We’ve failed tonight.

Hucka D.:

There are 2 Wall Lakes. You’re looking at the wrong one. The second is an inland sea. It’s been shrinking for a long time. In the early 1900s it was still the largest lake in Iowa. Today it’s not even close. Look it up… quickly. Here, let me look it up.

(Hucka D. goes over to bb and takes his computer, types something in, and hands it back).

bb (looking at screen):

OK. But what does this mean?

Hucka D.:

It means you have another east-west exactitude on your hands.

Plant:

Huh?

 

Back to Zen City/Nowtown…

A nighttime mediation moment for Baker Bloch on “Bill Hill”. Very nice.

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Then after a couple of other stops, it’s on to the Zen City/Nowtown area again. I don’t think I’ve included a picture of Zen City yet on this blog so here’s one for ya. Very deserted. What you see here is about what you get. To remind: this is the “city” Little Robert Plant Variant supposed destroyed, maybe several times, and, alternately, with his own, bare raging hands, or, moving to the other extreme, with atomics — think Hiroshima on a very miniature scale. This is just north by northeast of Nowtown, where the Plant Plantation was supposedly located. Apparently there was some intense rivalry going on between the two communities during Plant’s childhood, with Zen City being the more modern and urban of the two, and considering Nowtown and its residents backwards and hick in comparison. Perhaps this is sorta like the rivalry between Pixley (“urban”) and Hooterville (“rural”) in the Green Acres sitcom from the mid to late 60s.

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Baker Bloch also notices that the asphalt road connecting the two communities has been mostly pulled up, perhaps another aspect of the ongoing rivalry — just a guess; may have nothing to do with the rivalry, especially since Zen City seems completely abandoned anyhow.

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Baker revisits the stream supposedly marking the southern boundary of the Plant Plantation in Nowtown. Does this now have something to do with Unnasty Branch in Bluedrake on a completely different continent? We may find out soon enough.

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Baker now above the Fyre Maven Temple at dawn, where Robert Plant Variant attended cultish religious ceremonies while growing up in Nowtown. In fact, the ceremonies were compulsory attendance for community members, with death by dismemberment a possible punishment. Plant said this would not be accomplished by the community itself but the huge Fyre Maven bird. Plant also adds that the bird may just have been an old wizard named Maven in disguise. But Plant also did not see anyone dismembered by the bird. Nor did he ever see the giant Maven bird itself, nor the supposed wizard behind the guise.

“We just took it on faith that it was there on top of the mountain somewhere and never went to that place. We also took it on faith that we could be killed, torn limb to limb even, if we did not attend regular worship service in its temple, supposedly built by its own wings, er, hands. What-ever. So I knew that if I ever stopped attending services that I’d have to leave Nowtown forever, which is what happened. Now I didn’t go to Zen City — that wasn’t an option since I’d destroyed it and all. I’m not saying how many times this happened but I will admit it happened once at least. And I won’t say how it happened — you’ll have to speculate amongst yourselves, Bakers, for that.”

Interesting fellow this Robert Plant Variant is. So he supposedly left for Sternberg and with the tube which may be the same as the atomics. But let’s save that for another time.

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I think I’ve already outlined the basic division of Jeogeot continent region that Baker and Karoz have forged for the purposes of future explorations. The Big E or, looking from the opposite direction, the Big Schwa sitting on the northeast corner of the Noru properties now, helped the two define this boundary. Basically Karoz’s territory is found on the “Schwa” side, or 13 of the 14 southern sims of the Korean Channel that the letter, overall, represents. Baker’s territory covers the northern 12 sims of the same channel picture on the “E” side. In-between sits a square of 4 sims (Redazillion, Lemongrass, Bestimax, Qui Quon) which is so called “Neutral Territory”. These are pictured on the front of the letter, and technically not a part of either side, “E” or “Schwa”.

However, very close to this neutral territory, just south of Bestimax, is also found the island pictured below, which is technically in Karoz’s realm but, well, let’s save that for later as well. But anyways, Baker Bloch decides to visit this smaller, green rectanguly island near the middle of the Korean Channel this same night, and surprisingly finds it inhabited, and by none other than Head Mole Michael Linden himself. according to the Land description.

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And here’s a picture of the same island on the very top of Big E/Big Schwa, completely bereft of objects apparently. And the texture was only created about a month ago. I also noticed today that the Moles are building a huge bridge across the southern expanse of the Korean Channel. More on that soon as well!

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“E” Exhibit, 03 July 6, 2009

Filed under: "E",Korean Channel/Inland Sea,Nowtown/Zen City,Pink Floyd/Syd Barrett — baker Blinker @ 7:00 am

Moving up to floor 3 of Big E, we now run into more pictures from the Korean Channel, like this nice dawn shot from the quite green, rolling hills of Xilted again.

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And then of Karoz in Kenfield on floor 4, beside the keyhole shaped bay, its most prominent feature.

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Then on the next floor up (5th, overall) Karoz curiously yields to Baker Bloch in further Jeogeot related pictures, which is explained in the titles/descriptions of the pictures themselves (once again, just move your mouse pointer over the pictures in the exhibit to see this text). Essentially, we’ve now moved beyond Karoz’s Pink Floyd album related “magic circle” defined by the yellow circles on the Jeogeot maps to the left of Baker Bloch here. One important switchover point can be identified with the Korean Channel: Karoz’s circular influence includes to the lower 1/2 of the protected land around this channel but not the upper 1/2.

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Last current picture within Big E, a woodcut showing Little Robert Plant running with the “Zeppelin Tube” from Nowtown to Sternberg.

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An additional feature of the big E are these phantom openings that allow visitors to walk onto the outer surfaces of this giant letter. One such opening allows Baker Bloch here to walk over the map of the Fernstar sim, and gaze up at part of the volcano centered island (Ichelus half) that also acts as a telehub for the region.

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The other half of this volcanic island appears on the surface just around the corner from Baker Bloch.

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Opposite direction.

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And then Big E from the top, depicting another interesting island near the volcanic one that actually hasn’t been visited yet by Karoz, I don’t believe. I’ll have to remedy that soon.

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