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More Thoughts August 14, 2012

Filed under: Carrcass-7,Sunklands,Uncategorized — baker Blinker @ 7:24 am

Haven’t decided exactly what to do with this blog. Logically I suppose I should give it up and create a whole new blog that isn’t Second Life centered but instead Real Life centered (as in Frank/Herman Park Real Life exploring stuff centered). Another option is just to make new posts of this particular blog private as needed and keep moving on here.

I don’t invest any money in Second Life now but I still have builds there: a gallery or two, a temple or three, and some other random places. Most of these are found on Hilo Ridge in Lower Austra. Hilo may also be the same as Philo. So I still have a “center” in Second Life, a type of presence. But virtually speaking I don’t explore there any longer except in spot locations now and then when I get bored of doing other things. I’ll keep popping over to Sunklands and the old Pietmond grounds and other locations there every now and then. I’ll still manifest in Noru and Greater Chilbo in general once in a while. Still will check in with Yeot (Teepot/Boris location) every week or four. Most of all I’ll peruse the cheapest mainland locations for sale.

Presently, my “art” budget for the month, about 50 dollars as I’ve determined, is tied up in music and video purchases/rentals. This is for a/v synching purposes. The Billfork Agreement prevents me from talking about this subject too much. In the blog, as regular reader knows, synchs are codenamed carcasses. I’ve just created a recipe for Carcass-7, the last in this line of 37 or 38 works so far, and will start to tape this week. Very exciting. The formation of Carcass-7 seems to indicate the end of this blog, however.

Why do I feel this? Basically I need to frame the blog so I can begin to figure out what the heck it is and how to organize all the thoughts and information inside. This is the Baker Blinker Blog, created from 2008 to 2012. Put a tombstone on it. So I might as well call it the end and go ahead from there. What is all this about?? Essentially I think it is about synchronicity, pure and simple. Second Life was a place, especially toward the beginning, that provided a great backdrop for synchronicity study in the shape of this blog, or recorded or attempted to be recorded in this blog. Now this energy has shifted elsewhere, mainly to real life explorations in Frank/Herman Parks, but also, in the future, other attached locations within the same county, *my* county. I am tempted to call it Haze County.

Why the needed secrecy? I’ve mentioned the Billfork Agreement, which calls for this. Also I don’t want the general public to know the whereabouts of me and my parks, in tandem with it. The Billfork Agreement suggests that secrecy, when in doubt, wins out over exposure. By blocking off a part of my life in this way, I give the hidden side extra energy because I don’t have to deal with this public scrutiny. This probably makes it akin to The Residents’ Theory of Obscurity connected with their own very mysterious figure known as N. Senada.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/N._Senada

Senada’s “Theory of Obscurity” states that an artist can only produce pure art when the expectations and influences of the outside world are not taken into consideration. Senada and his theory are referred to almost exclusively in connection with avant garde musical group The Residents.

All participants in the Second Life experience are called Residents, known collectively as The Residents I suppose. Curious synchronicity once more.

The peak of My Second Lyfe experience comes in the region known as Sunklands, containing mysterious (once again) sinkholes in the southwest part of Jeogeot, the largest mainland continent of this world. In a probable direction, Sunklands was much more fulfilled than it is in this recorded world-reality. It was in Sunklands that various variants were gathered together to create a Sunklands Initiative, which I first became aware of (along with the region itself) in August 2009. These variants included both Little Robert Plant Variant (a variant of Robert Plant, former led singer of Lead Zeppelin), and also Marty, a variant of Paul McCartney. LRPV was the more formed and solid of the two, being the main guest spirit on this blog for a considerable number of months (Hucka D., of course, being the house blog spirit, so to speak). But many questions still remain unanswered about the Sunklands Initiative. It appears to have been primarily organized by Dr. Blood, whose physical appearance seems similar or perhaps identical with the Tinman of Oz of “Wizard of Oz” fame. Dr. Blood seems mainly attached to the Aotearoa sink, one of the six identifiable sinkholes in the region. Little Robert Plant Variant or LRPV comes from the Sternberg metro area according to legend, which is just north of Sunklands, and departed from his main variants’ path in this city by giving up the Zeppelin Tube, containing the sealed energy of the group itself. He gave the Led Zeppelin group energy to the Initiative, then (in essence). Marty also comes from outside Sunklands, but, once again, from nearby, this time to the west in a place called WES and West End. A departing point from the main variant band, once more, occurs here, with the decision to keep the name Beetles instead of Beatles. In *this* reality, the insects are called beatles instead, perhaps. Early in their Second Life career, The Beetles and Marty had to “remember” the events of the Lennon killing, which led them to the Nautilus continent and Roostre’s Peninsula, where they reexamined the Sea of Green through the Yellow Submarine. The Sea of Green is the same as the Valley of Nye, whereupon [spied on] by the Eye of Rye.

Hucka D.:

Let me interrupt you here, baker b., for we have to move on to other variants tonight as well. One is OWZ, pronouced like “owes” as in someone owes someone something. He has recently appeared on this blog in connection with The Table.

bb:

But it was known that Marty and Little Robert Plant Variant appeared in the blog at this time in preparation for Carcass-3. Carcass-3 is where Sunklands and Second Life itself peaked for me, but then returned its energy to carcasses afterwards. Carcass-3 is a small, single movie affair. The story is mainly in the synchronicities surrounding it and leading up to it. The story is mainly found in Sunklands.

Hucka D.:

From Carcass-3 you can know everything.

bb:

Then Carcass-4, 5, 6 are now apparently referred to as the Pietmond carcasses, because they are composed when I was involved with that land, which, of course, is also a part of Sunklands.

Hucka D.:

It is a struggle of carcasses to escape the gravity of Your Second Lyfe. The energy was collected into Pietmond by that time, which began to make it easier. Carcasses grew again; your attachment to Second Life as a whole, at least outside of Pietmond, lessened.

bb:

And now it seems I’ve escaped altogether, and the Carcasses have come out of the clouds and into the open air again. Carcass-7 is flying.

Hucka D.:

Carcass-7 is important[ true].

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Double Double July 27, 2012

 

“How… July 13, 2012

Filed under: Aotearoa Sink,Jeogeot Continent,Sunklands,Table, The,Uncategorized — baker Blinker @ 7:41 pm

“… to escape the prison book trap of Sirrus and Achennar in their father’s library? Belknap. Karnak (var=Acheton). Cache River.

If you do not return to 2 humped Jeogeot, then the book will be closed.

If you return to 2 humped Jeogeot, then the book will be closed.

—–

Wow!:

http://virtualchristine.com/2012/06/20/virtualchrisine-presents-hylee-bekkers-os-grid-top-artist-shares-her-must-see-list-today-we-tour-the-african-slums-with-their-creator-arcadia-asylum-attn-newbies/

—–

“You forgot something.”*

—–

6/14/12:

I have now returned to Jeogeot, at least temporarily.

I’ve purchased a 3584 parcel in the very heart of the Aotearoa sink, which at the time of the sell was the cheapest mainland lot per square meter available, right at the top of the list. Cost me the stupendous amount of $2.90; broke the bank. To buy it I had to abandon the recently purchased 2048 parcel in Goremoor, plus 1/2 of the other 2048 parcel in the same sim bordering Mysten Parva. I kept a square 1024 in Lower Austra that The Table House occupies. Let’s see, as I’m checking now I still have 55 prims to play around with there, which might be enough.

I’m pretty sure — fairly sure — that the land I just bought in Aotearoa represents the old homestead property of Dr. Blood of Table fame. Let’s bring in Hucka D.

Hucka D.:

Had to try it out. But will you keep it?

bb:

That’s a question I was hoping you could shed light on, Hucka D.

Hucka D.:

Let’s ask Dr. Blood.

Dr. Blood:

Hi. I’ve softened.

bb:

Great. Can you tell us more about Aotearoa?

Dr. Blood:

My land, my sink. Gushing. Then quiet. Like now… quiet. You are at the heart.

bb:

Should The Table even be set up *here* instead of Goremoor?

Dr. Blood:

Not yet. But soon.

bb:

If I keep the Goremoor land abandoned, I’ll still — the Philo Line will still be intact in the main.

Dr. Blood:

Keep both.

bb:

I’m not sure that’s practical.

Dr. Blood:

Let’s talk Table, then.

bb:

You’re sitting between OWZ and Peter SoSo now as we pick up the action.

Dr. Blood:

I am X-Ray.

bb:

Cool.

Dr. Blood:

I have X-Ray. Within me. Take it. (Dr. Blood opens up a panel in his chest which, indeed, includes a bevy of x-rays. bb removes and takes a look at them.)

bb:

There’s no heart.

Dr. Blood:

Now there is: heart. These are old… obsolete. Thank you. We can proceed. Pietmond. Ancient.

—–

OWZ (at Table, also taking a look at the x-rays):

Well I’m convinced. Where do we start[ again]?

—–

“Well, I’ve decided to just keep both the Goremoor and Aotearoa properties, Hucka D.

Hucka D.:

Smart move. As it should be. You’ll have fun in Aotearoa. Rebuild the original Pietmond there. You’ll see.

bb:

Thanks!

—–

*http://islandlife808.com/reviews/the-secret-world-of-arrietty/

Little did the aunt know that Shaun had actually already encountered one of the “little people”, Arrietty, one day while out in the garden and found her again in his room that night while she was out on her first borrow with her dad. They were in Shaun’s room trying to get a piece of tissue when Shaun turns and spots them. He tells her not to be afraid but she accidentally drops a cube a sugar she had borrowed and the pair quickly retreats. The next morning Arrietty finds the cube the sugar and a note saying “You forgot something.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0734826/quotes

[the Giant appears before Cooper again who’s asleep]
The Giant: Sorry to wake you.
Dale Cooper: I wasn’t dreaming.
The Giant: I forgot to tell you something.
Dale Cooper: You were right about the smiling bag.
The Giant: The things I tell you will not be wrong.
Dale Cooper: But, I…
The Giant: Better to listen, than to talk.
Dale Cooper: I believe you.
The Giant: Don’t search for all the answers at once. A path is formed by laying one stone at a time. One person saw the third man that night. Three have seen him, yes, but not his body. Only one, known to you, ready now to talk. One more thing, you forgot something.
Dale Cooper: What?
[the Giant disappears as we see Audrey Horne’s “help me” note under Cooper’s bed]

 

Destroyer of Pietmond? April 6, 2012

Filed under: Aotearoa Sink,Dr. Blood,Hucka D.,Sunklands,Table, The,Uncategorized — baker Blinker @ 7:04 am

Hucka D.:

Dr. Blood is not Happy. Dr. Blood and The Table are not getting done. Do you know who Dr. Blood is?

bb:

Maybe.

Hucka D.:

You know it will be done. You are worried about Your Table. This is his or her Table.

bb:

Understood. I’ll reassure.

Hucka D.:

When you get back. Pacify.

bb:

I’m confident the work will get done.

Hucka D.:

Yes.

—–

bb:

Billfork now.

Hucka D.:

Center. Spring. Create. Marbles. Pluto.

bb:

Thank you.

 

New Town Open Space February 13, 2012

See title.

Even with the newest additions to 7 Stones I can’t help but think that I will return. Here.

—–

Hucka D.:

No.

bb:

No Pietmond, then.

Hucka D.:

No. That is in the past now.

bb:

Britain, Britain, Britain’s coming along smashingly, by Jove.

Hucka D.:

Nice. Edna is pleased. Her book is on the web in a different form.

bb:

She still doesn’t like me saying that I went to England before her.

Hucka D.:

No. Did you?

bb:

Yes. [Through] Baker Bloch. Remember?

Hucka D.:

No (smiles).

bb:

Oh yeah. That’s right. You were there too.

Hucka D.:

Still am. With the King.

—–

bb:

There doesn’t seem to be much of a mythology being created in Lower Austra, Hucka D. At least in comparison to, say, Sunklands and Pietmond. Or even Norum. Or maybe even Teepot.

Hucka D.:

It’s similar to Teepot[, then].

bb:

I think I have to return to Sunklands, Hucka D. Or [else] Norum.

Hucka D.:

You must think, “out there.” (points out of window). Toy avatars and such.

bb:

Frank and Herman Parks.

Hucka D.:

They are prime.

bb:

Where should I explore first?

Hucka D.:

Norris. Then Allen Knob. Then Whitehead Crossing. Then Green Stream. Then Woods of Hawl. Then…

bb:

Around Allen Knob, then. Martin Falls as well[ on the side of Allen].

Hucka D.:

Yeah. Greenhead. Birthplace of Bees.

—–

bb: What of Greentop and Greenup Gill?

Hucka D.:

Build Pietmond there. Rebuild it. Greentop on Greenup.

—–

Hucka D.:

He can go to Greetop on Greenup through the collages in 7 Stones.

bb:

House Greenup[, then].

Hucka D.:

All of them.

 

Karoz wonders… January 26, 2012

Filed under: Otaki Gorge,Pietmond — baker Blinker @ 6:34 pm

… why Baker Bloch wants to give all this up, and that perhaps the giant spaceship in the sky is here to *protect* Pietmond.

Proof that the spaceship is actually there (Otaki Gorge sim at Second Life Grid Survey).

 

The Day The Aliens Came… January 25, 2012

Filed under: Dr. Blood,Lower Austra,Otaki Gorge,Petemond,Pietmond,Seven Stones,Unnamed — baker Blinker @ 7:18 am

They took the Norum Gallery, The TILE Towers, the Blue Feather Gallery first.

They planned on how to divide the town, keeping the Temple of TILE and also the Home o’ Fibs intact. “Is this what you want?” they asked the screaming citizens of Pietmond, incredulous over the open, gaping wound inflicted on their beloved community. “We can move you instead,” they told them. “You do not have to suffer,” they reassured. “We destroy the town or we move you.” There seem to be no either-or. Dividing the town meant to conquer it, to destroy it in essence. It was not a partial deal to strike. All or nothing[ it seemed]. “We will keep the temple intact if you decide to stay.” But we all knew it was a completely hollow promise. The whole sink stays together or it, um, sinks. “Choose,” they demanded.

—–

I though the matter over. Pietmond goes as Sunklands goes. Is there energy still in Sunklands? Kidd Road? The Blackmount Rabbit Hole is still there. *Edwardston Station Gallery* is still there, recently brought up in this post from the Nordan Art blog. Is Pietmond like my Carl’s house in Up? Is it buying a Stairway to Heaven?

Dr. Blood doesn’t want the town moved, it seems. He wants the sink to stay intact, fulfilled, energized. MAKE A NEW GALLERY IN THE ROCKS. Pietmond? YES. Petemond! YEAH. I’m thinking of moving the whole, funtastic town to Lower Austra, perhaps to the twin villages in Mysten. Like black and white, or happy/unhappy. Or “M” and “N”. CAN YOU DO THIS THROUGH COLLAGE? You don’t want to end your existence without good reason. YES. MICHAELS. Do you know of TILE Creek and Norris Stream? YES. I must pack it up. NOT DECIDED. YOU COULD BE A PARADISE. *You* could be a paradise. FALLS.

—–

Next to go probably was the Norris Castle/House/Gallery

 

Loose Thoughts…

Filed under: Dr. Blood,Hucka D.,Otaki Gorge,Pietmond — baker Blinker @ 6:25 am

“Pietmond really is attempting to live, Hucka D. A giant ship has come, spanning the whole town completely. It’s a protection.”

Hucka D.:

It’s a protection.

—–

bb:

Yet I have a great desire to give it up and just “move” to Lower Austra, Hucka D.

Hucka D.:

Option. What are the advantages and disadvantages to either choice?

bb:

We talk once more whether Pietmond exists even into the coming month.

Hucka D.:

I’ll start, then. Pietmond has Pietmond Shirt and Skirt. Pietmond has…

bb:

… the Coolie Building. I believe that’s the equivalent [to Shirt and Skirt].

Hucka D.:

The Coolie Building it is, then. Can the Coolie Building exist in Lower Austra?

bb:

I suppose so, although it might be taken out of its natural context.

Hucka D.:

Your Table is set.

bb:

I would certainly save money — I believe — by just existing in Lower Austra. If I get bored there’s always neighboring Yd Island to explore. And Nautilus City. And upper Nautilus continent. And upper Maebaleia, even down to old Crabwoo. By the by, reader, Crabwoo is not an option now for a Pietmond replacement. No way… well, just no way.

Hucka D.:

And Monkey City. Monkey City! Freaky.

bb:

Yeah, keep forgetting that Monkey City is at the lower tip of Lower Austra.

Hucka D.:

It was the primary urban area of original Second Life, lemon style. It knew of the other Monkey City, even. Your Monkey City.

bb:

Pope?

Hucka D.:

Philip.

bb:

But back to Pietmond. I’d certainly miss the TILE Temple. And the Norris Castle or Gallery or House or whatever it is. The SoSo galleries [East and West] — they’ve been there for over a year now. Peter SoSo’s grave area of course.

Hucka D.:

Peter Gabriel is buried there. He is a timelord.

bb:

Cross of the Lamb and all.

Hucka D.:

Yes. Dr. Blood invited him and a select group of other variants to join the Sunklands initiative of Your Second Life. Dr. Blood is the Heart o’ Sunklands.

bb:

So Marty came from the direction of WESity.

Hucka D.:

WES City, yes.

bb:

Robert Plant Variant came down from the Sternberg region — Nowtown and Zen City and all. That would be more from the north or northwest. Marty’s WES City is west of Sunklands.

Hucka D.:

Peter G. came from the east[ then]. Norum. He was compensation for Karoz for the loss of his mother Sapphire, who turned when the LL grid came through. Turned again, I mean. 2nd time. Peter G. then showed up. Baby he was at first; toddler. Then learned to walk. Happy still. Then adolescence. Happy changes to The Monster at times. MessiaenSphere, the perfect sphere or perfect cube, lost. 60 minutes to an hour. One hour is perfection. Baby. Childhood. Innocence. Fourfold perfection. Rainbow sphere.

bb:

So Lower Austra is the Rainbow Sphere, the Wizard’s Cube.

Hucka D.:

Obviously. Color coordinated [even] (!)

bb:

It is Oz?

Hucka D.:

An Oz. Do you want to move there?

bb:

Well, er, that’s what we’re talking about, Hucka D.

Hucka D.:

Oh. What’s the problem?

bb:

Pietmond’s the problem, Hucka D.

Hucka D.:

Oh yeah. Pietmond. Hmmm. Why don’t you just get rid of it?

bb:

That’s what we’re talking about! We’re weighing the options. What would be the advantages and disadvantages.

Hucka D.:

Well there’s Pietmond Shirt and Skirt to consider.

bb:

I give up. Let’s talk about The Table, then.

Hucka D.:

The Table will exist in Happy.

Dr. Blood (quickly chiming in):

No. (pause) Unhappy.

bb:

Hi Dr. Blood. Will The Table exist in Pietmond?

Dr. Blood:

I sent the ship. It represents a sink. Sinking Ship.

bb:

Michael Allen[ type] Sinking Ship?

Dr. Blood:

Yes. I am Michael.

bb:

Hmmm. Ummm. (pause) Is it The Arab?

Dr. Blood:

Yes.

bb:

So you sent the ship, parked it directly atop Pietmond, and then am telling me now that it belongs to Michael.

Dr. Blood:

Why?

bb:

I… I don’t know. Evacuation?

Hucka D.:

Hmm, could be, baker b. Pietmond is packing it up.

bb:

Going home.

Dr. Blood:

Going home.

—–

bb:

But home isn’t Happy?

 

Coolie January 14, 2012

Filed under: Otaki Gorge,Pietmond — baker Blinker @ 1:36 pm

Coolie Building being developed in central Pietmond. Details soon.

In other Pietmond news, I’m abandoning the idea of further condensing the “Jeogeot Through Art and Word” exhibit to make it fit into the new Blue Feather Gallery. The project, now 1 1/2 years old, has probably run its course. So in with the Coolie Building and out with Jeogeot Through Art and Word.

In 3 weeks I must make another decision about Pietmond. Expendable, perhaps, is the whole Syncher’s Row (sorry Mike, Stegocat, and, well, me, baker b.) although I’ll probably keep the Norris Gallery around. Also going will be the whole Temple of TILE, the TILE Towers, and all of Pietmond Heights. Make a Pietmond historical museum out of what’s now the SoSo West Gallery. Might as well just start condensing now, or planning on it. Believe I can shrink Pietmond to the next tier rather easily by dividing the town cleanly in half and getting rid of the western side.

I also have the option, then, of buying a 4096 elsewhere.

The Galactic Gallery could return and even be expanded.

 

Synk Lynk! January 11, 2012

Filed under: Dr. Blood,Sunklands,Uncategorized — baker Blinker @ 8:29 am

“I may have found Dr. Blood, Hucka D. In the heart of Sunklands. I ran across him, when was it, last night I believe, or yesterday sometime anyways, and then tonight I come across him again kind of by accident. And the rainbow is behind him, like [with] Dark Side of the Rainbow [art]. Must be Mike Johnston’s influence again, don’t you think?”*

“Yeah,” says Hucka Doobie.

“Me Gods. I was looking for an image of the old Synchronicity Arkive logo and a picture of a former supervisor came up near the top, from her synchronicity related blog. I knew she was into meaningful coincidence, but it’s still pretty shocking to see her image pop up ‘accidentally’.

“But to the logo — oddly I couldn’t find the logo in the image search for “Synchronicity Arkive” and so just used the links page from one of my old synch sites:

http://www.appstate.edu/~brittanma/oldersites/introductionb.html

“Tell, you what, I’ll just give the link to the page itself, because the top three logos are based on the same image of a rainbow passing through the Tinman’s prism shaped funnel-hat, in resonance with the famous Dark Side of the Moon cover. Of course this has to do with Dark Side of the Rainbow, if you didn’t know. Wikipedia article here:”


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dark_Side_of_the_Rainbow

“I know what you’re talking about, baker b.,” states Hucka Doobie.

“Thanks!”

—–

* The web of meaningful coincidences tied into this Heart o’ Sunklands’ Tinman w/ rainbow is reinforced by the discovery of a flying witch on a broomstick just north and west of here, and found on the same biking trip tonight. Must represent his nemesis the Wicked Witch of the West don’t you think?