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“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.

 

Kidd Rd., Etc. (Sunklands) January 11, 2012

Filed under: Aotearoa Sink,Big Sink,Blackmount Sink,Sunklands — baker Blinker @ 8:07 am

TEXT SOON.

 

Special December 17, 2011

“Sinkology is a word to be thinking of tonight, Hucka D.”

Hucka D.:

You want to open up a [small] college in Pietmond, as I understand.

bb:

Maybe. Branch of Crabwoo U. in Pietmond.

Hucka D.:

Don’t you think Peter[ SoSo] should be involved, then?

bb:

Again: maybe. Sunklands doesn’t seem quite dead, now. I’ve reexamined the Lill Burn Valley sim recently, for instance. It’s much different than in the days of the monestary, but not necesssarily a degenerative form.

Hucka D.:

Yes. It has degenerated. Become deenergized. That’s because the present tenants do not realize the power of the sink.

bb:

Oh, and quite interestingly another artist has interacted with my old land in Blackmount[ in another of the 6 Sunklands sinks].

Hucka D.:

Yes, that was another way to get your attention. Waterfall down to the pool that engulfed your camp there. Elevator — sorry, teleporter had to be raised above the water level to effect a proper transport [to the Edwardston Station Gallery]. The artist will examine all this. She needs to know about the power of the sinks. Sinkology. Sink in.

bb:

The theory goes that the Pietmond labyrinth — just outside the proposed building for the new college branch — plugs a similar flooding hole in my town. Plugs from above instead of on one side, as in a normal dam of sorts. But this type of flooding won’t occur in Pietmond as long as the labyrinth is in place. The Blackmount sink has been ruined in that way.

Hucka D.:

Yes. The artist will examine all of this. It is an Eerie Pond.

bb:

What of the other sinks? Second Sink or Oolamoo/Drews seems totally deenergized.

Hucka D.:

Not quite. Things could change there.

bb:

And Aotearoa, the one closest to Otaki Gorge and Pietmond, has basically always been empty since I found it almost 2 1/2 years ago. The center, I mean. That’s the location of the original Pietmond, I suppose.

Hucka D.:

Yes.

bb:

But up on a hill above the sink, and not in the sink itself, unlike Pietmond.

Hucka D.:

Unlike Pietmond. And the last?

bb:

Big Sink. The strangest of them all, perhaps.

Hucka D.:

You know where Big Sink comes from.
You know it was created from the Big Ink incident in Far Past. You have Kidd Road as a new mythology bit. Big Sink still has energy. Kidd Road connects Big Sink with Blackmount.

bb:

I think I’ve theorized that *you* created Big Sink and perhaps all of Sunklands.

Hucka D.:

Yes. And then the 2 on the Corsica continent. They’re connected. Smaller Sunklands there. Not really a region but just a connection, as in a Klein Bottle. Nevertheless, Corsica is built around this center 3-dimensionality. And Maebaleia has its own sinks, but shallower and nearer the coasts. Crabwoo itself has a sink [Super Bowl = name?], the 13th discovered. And then Heterocera may have a legitimate sink in Sikkima, one you virtually lived next to for a number of months but didn’t recognize as such.

bb:

But no region like Sunklands.

Hucka D.:

There’s the Pond District on Heterocera as well. And the Lake District of Maebaleia. Corsica has the Plane of Bill and its bumpy little granite mountains dotting the landscape. But it all centers around Chasm Deep and partner Egg Hill Sink, the one Sachie lived in and energized. Still energizes.

bb:

Synchronicity, yes.

Hucka D.:

An egg is an eye. Orion’s Vale has its own, central eye, like Pietmond and Otaki Gorge.

bb:

Suppose it does. Or did. Is Orion’s Vale the most similar sink to Otaki Gorge?

Hucka D.:

In terms of who lived in each: yes. Two artists.

bb:

And Chasm Deep has a collection of artists living within now: the Metaharpers.

Hucka D.:

Join their group.

bb:

Maybe I’ll have an avatar devoted fully to the study of Sinkology, Hucka D.

Hucka D.:

Karoz?

bb:

Maybe a professor of Sinklogy.

Hucka D. (guessing further):

Wilsonia?

bb:

Yes. Maybe Wilsonia.

Hucka D.:

Maybe Karoz.

bb:

I need a Sunklands museum. A place of study as well. Special Collections.

 

About… November 20, 2010

Filed under: Aotearoa Sink,Kahruvel Forest,Rubi Forest — baker Blinker @ 9:55 am

Rubi’s Temple of TILE: still there!

Heavily logged Forest of Kahruvel, but actually still quite a wilderness of sorts. This view comes from Stinson, looking east toward Cowell.

Still in Stinson but out of the forest proper, Baker discovers a small island to the north covered top to bottom with a single type of non-Linden tree. Here’s the name of the tree according to the description: “-/_ & !< Tree" No joke. Baker’s currently counting about 50 such trees on this approx. 100 meter long by 50 meter wide island.

Back in the Kahruvel Forest, Baker encounters a mysterious sphere with no apparent purpose except to befuddle.

His mind saturated by Sansara perplexities, Baker decides to head back home to Sunklands, emptying his thoughts by staring into the the void that is the Aotearoa sink.

 

Ao…Oa November 12, 2010

Filed under: Aotearoa Sink,Hucka D.,Pietmond,Uncategorized — baker Blinker @ 9:03 am

“I suppose I better ring up The Huckster. Quick, easy information.”

Hucka D.:

You think I’m not real, don’t you. What did you call it earlier[ today]? Controlled schizophrenia?

bb:

Yeah. But not even that much control. That’s because you’re not a classic-type character. You blend into me too easily. It’s bad writing. But it’s good writing as well, because of that quick, easy info I mentioned.

Hucka D.:

You should flesh me out. Let me breath.

bb:

You’re fleshed out as a bee. Anthropomorphic Bee.

Hucka D.:

Cool word! Can I try? An-thro-po-mor-phic. Anthropomorphic. Nice. Nifty. Yes, that’s what I am. Half bee, half amphibian.

bb:

Er… never mind. So Huckster. Hucksteradoobie. What will we talk about tonight?

Hucka D.:

Well there’s always the continued development of the Pietmond TV series, canceled only last year as I understand.

bb:

Yes, I think we’re up episode 3, where the townspeople watch the 2 sides of Oz as one. But it starts out in Oz. Pretty cool, Hucka D. Think that’s the way it is suppose to be.

Hucka D.:

Yes it switches back to Pietmond, and the Lyra cube, the one being sliced for the film, turns into the Fuchsia Diamond. 32 sided. Almost round but not quite. Very clear, very glinty. Maybe not even that much pink. Maybe just one pink.

bb:

Warren allows Peter to take it home if he makes the entrance to his house non-phantom while inside. Locks the house, in other words.

Hucka D.:

Warren has to show him how to do this, so naive he is. Peter never locked his doors before. So he sticks it in a corner and low and behold it starts talking to him. “3 minutes before sim restart. Please save all work”. “Sim?” he asks aloud. “What is a sim?” Then “1 minute before sim restart. Please save all work.” You see, Peter doesn’t really know that there are powers that be, the Lindens, who rule this world.

bb:

Are the Lindens already here in Pietmond, then?

Hucka D.:

No, actually. Maybe it just recites some nonsense. But it does talk to him. Certain of that.

bb:

Maybe it tells him about Pitchfork.

Hucka D.:

He runs down to Warren’s Gerbils & More and looks at fountains around back. No, sorry, he runs down to Warren’s…

bb:

… and gets him to tell him about the Pitchfork matching diamond. It’s shifted.

Hucka D.:

The sim does restart… brown out… and then when it comes back online everything is gushing and oozing blood. Like he’s in hell. Pitchfork. But only briefly. He runs down to Warren’s and Warren tells him he must log off and back on, and that Pitchfork has been activated, which is a bad, bad thing. “Everything is gushing and oozing blood!” Peter exclaims. “I’ll say it’s bad!” Warren admits to him he doesn’t know how to log off and on, and that he will have to go across the road to Aotearoa to visit John The Butcher to get more advise. But he is not a very kind soul, although his physical appearance is quite attractive. He lives in the blood red house. His head is shaped like a heart and his soul is a knife cutting off this heart head. He is love and vile in one. It is the Vileness Fish come for Sapphire[ once more].

bb:

*He* caused it.

Hucka D.:

Yes, Peter must go on across the road to the man with the blood red head for a heart and seek advise. Peter knows instantly that he is the one doing the gushing. Jointly they go up to the well house on the hill, perhaps an 8-sided affair. The well is gushing blood, seemingly. Ao, as he is known to townspeople (and later the sim is named for him), says that Peter must do the turning off himself, and it won’t work otherwise. Peter finds the handle very hard to turn — in fact he can’t turn it. Ao turns it off easily, but immediately turns it back on, saying Peter must turn it off and not him. Peter is understandably miffed; attempts again. Goes outside and looks for an object to give leverage. Ao doesn’t offer to help with the search, but suggests he go back into Pietmond to find something. Peter walks back across the road into Otaki Gorge, and thoughts cross his mind that this is another town joke on him, like with Ticky Bill in episode 1. Is Ao the real Ticky Bill? he ponders.

bb:

They call him the Crimson King. He was an artist living in Second Life. Ao the Crimson King. Perhaps with a blood red band.

Hucka D.:

But Peter doesn’t go back to Ao’s well house immediately. Thinks everything will resolve on its own. But all the “blood” finally gets to him again and he runs across the road, banging on Ao’s door. “Turn the bloody thing off! Just do it! I can’t!”. The blood suddenly stops. The nearby cypress trees, all transparent textures, are transparent again.

bb:

Ao is the same as Oa, isn’t he. With a Tear in the middle, perhaps a rip, perhaps a drop of water emitted from an eye.

Hucka D.:

A vortex opens. Peter sees into the heart of Aotearoa, future. He sees a garden, a path, a rose, a man. Blood red and smiling. Smelling the rose, absorbing the rose with his nose. Nose of Rose, then. In a garden by a path in the sink. He sets the broken stem containing the rose on the path. It turns white. He is gone.

bb:

Peter has met Dr. Blood for real.

Hucka D.:

Dr. Blood, yes.

 

About September 17, 2010

Filed under: Aotearoa Sink,Jeogeot Continent,Sansara continent — baker Blinker @ 6:16 am

Heading north from Otaki Gorge, past the ever empty Aotearoa sink. But that’s good!

Interesting rock formations in Ghamb. We’re probably already out of Sunklands proper, or in the very northeast corner at best.

More builds owned by the same group that own the rocks: Voices in the Dark. It’s a pretty impressive holding, with lots of nooks and crannies to explore.

Then I found their main skybox dotted w/little houses on a multi-tiered grass platform. I’m not the skybox type, really — prefer to be on the ground — but this is kind of cool, and certainly worth a rental experience for those of a different bend.

Then it’s on to Sansara, and a shot of an interesting store in Muir just above Baker.

And while I’m on the subject, I think as of today I’ve decided to not renew my rent in Baker. I’m going to stay in Otaki Gorge instead, and try some totally new build soon.

Another Sansara beauty spot, in Gerstle. Love the island effect. This is called Gerstle Bay Gardens, and I remember it from my young days in SL, when Sansara was more a hiking focus. Nice to see some things stay the same over the years.

 

Enter Title Here May 11, 2010

I suppose you’re officially a resident of a sim when your objects show up on the grid map, hehe. So there’s my big ol’ skybox displayed in the northeast corner of the Yeot sim below. The 3 basically identical modules of the duplicate Blue Feather Gallery to the one in Noru can clearly be seen.

Curiously, if you twirl the present map of Noru around 180 degrees, the currently functioning version of the Blue Feather Gallery occupies almost the same space as the duplicate in Yeot. Queer (remember it’s my “job” to notice such things, no matter how trivial they might seem on the surface).

And then Aotearoa is presently totally a void. My former neighbors, who now own most of my old land there, must have built something way up in the sky, because a lot of available prims have been used still, although no physical evidence on the ground tells one this.

Just to remind — I’m sure you remember this — Aotearoa, according to the primary Go board resonance with the Jeogeot continent as a whole, is the *twin to Yeot*. Details can be found here if you can’t remember. This is obviously very important to me, and one of the big reasons the decision to rent in Yeot was not that difficult. It will come down to Noru versus Yeot, but I personally don’t think Noru has a shot in this. The Blue Feather Gallery will be in one place or the other. Most likely it will move from Noru to Yeot in mid to late June.

*What I have already in Yeot I don’t have in Noru:

Already, a lot. Although it’s only a bit over a 1024 parcel on top of the property I rent in Noru, I have enough prims for a larger skybox (with the same Blue Feather Gallery setup, as mentioned before). The Noru Forest, once part of it was uprooted, — of course, not faulting my neighbor there but in retrospect it was probably a sign — it kind of messed up the overall vibe, along with some other events that were happening. I need to keep attached to Chilbo in some way. Perhaps I can rent a house again there from Zedd Zeppelin, my former landlord. And another part of this plan is to keep the Pudding Hill properties (3 1024s) I rent from LaMa Estates and move the Edwardston Station Gallery back there from its present location in Noru. The wildcard in all this is the Temple of TILE. It seems like, from what I’m writing here, that the temple will be rebuilt in Yeot.

And I haven’t talked to Hucka D. in quite a while about, well, anything. Perhaps best to check in on him tonight. “Hucka D.?”

Hucka D.:

Hi.

bb:

Hello to you. Wondering if you were ever going to show back up on the blog.

Hucka D.:

Well… it was inevitable. How’s the wife?

bb:

Oh fine. I’m assuming you approve of the move to Yeot. Or at least renting there.

Hucka D.:

Right. Difficult decision ahead. Noru or Yeot. There’s only one choice. You have your road ahead.

bb:

What is that pond — lake, pond — in Yeot, Hucka D.? It seems to be a key, perhaps The Key.

Hucka D.:

A Go piece. An egg. Double convex. The beginning. The end as well. Ong’s Hat. Go… Ong. Gong.

bb:

Sapphire really lived here, didn’t she?

Hucka D.:

She said she did. So: yes.

bb:

What is the significance of inserting Ol’ Granny into this pool, Hucka D.?

Hucka D.:

An atom. The beginning.

bb:

What was the conflict between Sapphire’s father (or, in other places, uncle) and Kou G. Uma.* Did Nathaniel Cornfield really steal a ship from this particular Kou, who lived or perhaps still lives in Meddletown?

Hucka D.:

The other Kou, your Japanese acquaintance, would call it Meddledown. But: yes.

bb:

And this was, or perhaps still is, The Arab?

Hucka D.:

Foreign One. 4orrin1. Yes.

bb:

I don’t know: is the ship the same as the fish?

Hucka D.:

The fish is VILE. Captured, for your viewing pleasure. Of course it’s not really captured at all, but a willing subject of study. You should talk to it. VILE speaks.

bb:

From VILE comes TILE[, though].

Hucka D.:

Yes. VILE into TILE. You have another crop circle now to study. The King is getting busy. Tricky!

bb:

All things seem to be leading up to trapping VILE in that pond, Hucka D.

Hucka D.:

Yes. (pause) Sapphire is happy. Atom. Uma. Alma.

bb:

42 I would assume. The answer to everything.

Hucka D.:

There is no reason to look beyond that pond now, baker b. Study, stare, listen.

bb:

Thank you.

*****

* I was later reminded by Hucka D. that Kou G Uma is actually called Uma G. Uma. Kou is instead the name of my Japanese explorer acquaintance whose website is described a bit in this earlier post.

 

New SL Digs… April 5, 2010

Filed under: Aotearoa Sink,Jeogeot Chilbo,Sunklands — baker Blinker @ 3:34 am

A rental near the heart of the Chilbo community. Very exciting!

But I think the comparatively priced Aotearoa rental may have to go now. 😦

 

What I have and haven’t got, SL: March 15, 2010

I just gave up the Timescape parcel on the Corsica continent. Was just not there enough to justify keeping. Never even furnished the house in any manner. Just didn’t develop, but no big deal. But after 1 month “living there” it’s gone.

I also gave up a small rental in the Huntsman sim the last couple of days.

I only have parcels on the Jeogeot continent. Thought I’d provide a picture of my small office in Chilbo, which has been a kind of stability point for me for quite a number of months now. Maybe since last September… hard to remember. Within is a map of the Jeogeot continent showing the relationship of Chilbo to Sunklands and also the Korean Channel, and then a big map of Sunklands itself with its 6 official sinks. There’s also a poster regarding the 10×10 collages and the Edwardston Station Gallery, along with a number of magazines (Sunklands Today, Toy Avatar Monthly) strewn around the place, as I like to do now.

Looking toward the heart of Chilbo from in front of my office. I have to visit more often (!).

“Chilbo!” has just come up in the blog in the last post, so I thought I’d take a picture of where that whole idea originated: on the many banners within the town limits.

Still have my 2 separate but still close 1024 parcels in Pudding Hill, in the center of Big Sink country. The lower of the two (both elevation and latitude) houses the Edwardston Station Gallery and also Sunklands Central, seen here beside a new commercial neighbor just over the border in Wetas. Haven’t met them yet… may never meet them. 🙂

And then I have my “home” base in Aotearoa still, where it’s basically been for 5 months now. I don’t own nearly as much land there as when I started renting in the sim, but I think it’s very adequate for my needs now, what with all the other non-SL projects I have coming up or going on presently. But all still relates to SL, and everything else actually. As Hucka D. encapsulated it, “Sunklands equals Sharon equals Wiltshire equals Sunklands…”