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September 25, 2011

Filed under: Otaki Gorge,Pietmond,Teepot,Yeot — baker Blinker @ 12:55 am

Pietmond has been reborn yet again. Details soon.

Next up: the Treaty of Piepodt. Pietmond and Teepot must make pieces with each other!


Teepot still alive while Pietmond is reborn.

 

Thanks. September 12, 2011

Filed under: Teepot,Uncategorized,Yeot — baker Blinker @ 7:35 am

“It speaks more of the limitations of Second Life than the limitations of your art crawl galleries, you understand.”

bb:

Sure. Still rather painful.

Hucka D.:

Just someone who has a chance to inflict pain and is doing so. Nothing new, nothing old.

bb:

It helped to visit Teepot tonight. I’ve rebuilt the upper part of the temple (which went missing a couple days back!).

Hucka D.:

The Museum of Jeogeot, whatever, should still be on. And Carrcass-6 is progressing nicely, I understand. Great. Not just junk collage, but with a cause. Synchronicity.

bb:

I expect very little of SL now, Hucka D. Just a place to create a mainland village. I don’t think I’m quite ready to shift back to Pietmond, however tempting the idea may be.

Hucka D.:

You’d have to give up mainland for 1 month[ to afford it].

bb:

I believe I wish to talk about Maebaleia and the immature version of Sunklands there. It’s Finsteraahorn Sink and Sink X, even though there’s no direct equivalent to the Jeogeot sinks, really.

Hucka D.:

It’s a split to be dealing with: Casey and Hellershanks.

bb:

Probably should call the latter something else. Hellmouth Shanks.

Hucka D.:

Good[ enough].

bb:

Here’s what I’d say: Hellmouth, Rat is underrated and Sunklands wants to move it to top album. But I can’t.

Hucka D.:

No. Not yet (!)

bb:

So Teepot is still good.

Hucka D.:

Yes. Museum.

bb:

Thanks.

 

Historic Teepot Re-creation, 01 September 8, 2011

Filed under: Teepot,Yeot — baker Blinker @ 4:54 am

Exciting new “skybox” in Teepot re-creating pioneer days in the Yeot area, specifically focusing on Old Teepot and the original Teepot Express train.

Below finds Baker Bloch perched on the edge of Teepot High (ridge) looking down toward the pioneer village.

Baker now sits inside the village, and also within the circular track of the Teepot Express. Before him lies small but strategically placed Victory Lake, complete with rowboat. More on the lake soon; more on all of this soon. Pretty super excited to be reporting this new build, actually.

Pioneer or “Old” Teepot. Perhaps called Teepot Station? The circular nature of the Teepot rail is obvious now from this more aerial shot. The main theme of the structures within and around the track is “clockworks” — they abound. All the structures are freebies created by the amazing Aley Arai, who I strongly suspect is just another incarnation of Arcadia Asylum whose builds have been lauded for years on this blog.* They include a barn, a general store, a very large cuckoo clock whose namesake and sole occupant actually pops out of its attic quarters ever hour to chirp the news. Wonderful!

Baker attempts to row without oars but doesn’t get too far.

In the insuing dizziness, Baker snaps a couple more interested pictures from mouseview that I decided to post here. Hope I’m not embarrassing him very much.

Now on the Teepot Express itself, Baker takes some more mouseview photos from various angles, focusing on the internal structures and objects around Victory Lake.

Baker rides the Teepot Express.

But that’s not all to this re-creation, because we also have a rather large nature area accompanying the town itself, which includes this cave on Teepot High.

Here’s an aerial view of the whole layout. Teepot Station or Old Teepot or Pioneer Teepot is to the left, Teepot High — again, this is a ridge — in the middle, and then a less forested and undeveloped area to the right. Notice that there’s also another small stream on the sky platform on the other side of Teepot High from the village, which doesn’t have a name yet.

Shot from a small temple building toward Victory Lake, looking around a still mysterious trojan warrior statue, it appears.

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* Aley Arai is also apparently known as Aley Resident.

 

Have you? September 7, 2011

Filed under: Hucka D.,Sapphire,Teepot,Yeot — baker Blinker @ 6:21 am

“Pietmond is still there, Hucka D.”

Hucka D.:

Piepodt is still there.

bb:

I actually said Pietmond there. Strange (of course I meant Teepot).

Hucka D. (repeating):

Piepodt.

bb:

The Norum Gallery has been eliminated.

Hucka D.:

It will return.

bb:

Sapphire still around?

Hucka D.:

No.

Sapphire:

Yo.

bb:

Thank you.

Sapphire:

You’re welcome. Gesundheit.

Hucka D. (loudly):

Ah-CHOOOOO.

bb:

Thanks once more.

Sapphire:

Have you found Ozmo?

Hucka D.:

*sniff*

bb:

Well…

Hucka D.:

Yeah, baker b., how’s Carrcass-6 going?

bb:

Well.

Hucka D.:

Rumor has it you finished the middle part with Oliver and Adam.

bb:

Might have, Hucka D. Might have.

Sapphire:

There are others.

bb:

Yes.

Hucka D.:

I am closest to you. I have advise. Come closest closer.

bb:

I am. Where are you?

Hucka D.:

Turn around. Here I am. Over here. Come close.

bb (seeing Hucka D.):

OK.

Hucka D.:

I want to whisper it in your ear.

[Hucka D. whispers the secret into baker b.’s ear]

bb:

I’m a what??


Far above Gong.

 

The crafting of a town… August 31, 2011

Filed under: Teepot,Yeot — baker Blinker @ 8:02 am

… is fun but tough. Latest change: the old Pietmond South Gallery structure has replaced Gallery 7/10 in the newest part of Teepot, dubbed Piepodt.

The replacement saves prims, and is more functional overall.

Is an exit from downtown, like what happened in Pietmond during the spring, in the works as well? One change from that situation: the buildings holding both the Sadler and Rougeau material are very low prim, and Casey art doesn’t even count toward prims presently. These were the 3 artists showing in the old Pietmond South Gallery last spring, along with Max Ernst.

Piepodt remains an enigma. It obviously has the potential to move beyond the Pietmond situation last spring, which is implied in the name itself.

Hucka D.:

One would have Piepodt, either Pietmond or Teepot. Teepot bided its time — knew you would circle back around to it. But really Piepodt is just as much Pietmond’s as Teepot’s.

bb:

Except it isn’t.

Hucka D.:

What’s inside Piepodt, then?

bb:

3rd Life I suppose.

Hucka D.:

So far, you’ve just been attempting to absorb the energy of Pietmond, at its peak, into Teepot. Can Teepot go beyond Pietmond now?

bb:

In ways it already has. Through the absorption of the Rubi Temple into its heart. The replacement of Pietmond’s TILE Temple with Teepot’s Temple of TILE seems like an advance. And the temple still has the labyrinth. Much more Edna photos, and certainly more united thematically.

Hucka D.:

We can start there, then. What is the equivalent to the Pod Pad, though?

bb:

There is none, I suppose. (pause) The Pod Pad never took off, though, Hucka D.

Hucka D.:

Yes. It did. Music venue.

bb:

Well, I believe it was supposed that the Pod Pad would be a place of communication between Jeogeot and Wazob. A melding. 4-5-6.

Hucka D.:

Or maybe this place…

 

Commitment August 30, 2011

Filed under: Hucka D.,Teepot,Yeot — baker Blinker @ 6:06 am

Turns out Piepodt (with an ending “t” now, one should note) was really part of Teepot, the newest district. Some preliminary shots; all is still in development at this point; several empty galleries:

And one full gallery: the newly placed SoSo East, for now immediately north of the Blue Feather Gallery on the Rainbow Way extension. Nice fit.

The whole darn town:

From the shores of Gong looking up at the newly erected, empty galleries. That’s what I called, in Noru, the 7/10 Gallery to the left, and then one of the old Gallery Jack structures to the right. That’s also my asteriod in the sky to the right, a continuation of the Something to CHRO About Gallery accessible from the Teepot Plaza.

Let’s bring in one or two board spirits for a couple more comments. Hucka D.? Sapphire?

Hucka D.:

Good. You know where Piepodt is now. It’s the push you needed. Keep it cool. Don’t burn out. Explore possibilities of new artists. Make new friends. It’s time to push again.

bb:

Thank you.


A new town focal point: the Teepot Express engine

 

Teepot Around August 27, 2011

Filed under: Teepot,Yeot — baker Blinker @ 7:40 am

View of town in late August from a patio area of the neighboring “Art or Porn?” gallery in Saengseon.

Interesting head of a strean in Yangpa southwest of Gong already reported about in this blog here.

MUCHO empty space around Teepot, considerably more, it seems, than even during my last stay here. Less to explore in the area, then. Mainland seems “on the ropes.”

Another empty space made somewhat more interesting by the remains of the former occupant’s terraforming efforts, creating a large, square crater of sorts.

Back in Teepot looking west on Rainbow Way.

I still like Teepot, despite some more recent negative ratings coming through the art kiosk placed beside the town map. I think people are having trouble finding the various galleries despite the presence of landmarks (too numerous?), and also not understanding the definition of an “art crawl”, as *I* understand it, as an event you have to walk and poke around a bit to find all the included galleries, which presently number 8. I’ll say it’s better layed out than the same in Pietmond, besides using considerably less prims for basically the same setup (same works/exhibits, that is).

I have no concrete plans to get rid of Teepot yet (!)

 

2 weeks… August 24, 2011

Filed under: Teepot,Yeot — baker Blinker @ 7:13 am

… it’s probably going to happen.

Hucka D.:

Teepot and Yeot will meet, then. Again?

bb:

Dunno, Hucka D. Better than just copping out and moving back to Pietmond, no?

Hucka D.:

No?

bb:

Dunno.

Hucka D.:

Russian Matrix. There’s a term.

bb:

Would you like to talk about Gong more tonight, Hucka D.?

Hucka D.:

End of the line, as you’ve guessed.

bb:

For the carrcasses. I refuse to believe that, though.

Hucka D.:

Look around… what’s left? You must return to music. Writing and art and music.

bb:

So this potential Teepot expansion is very important artistically.

Hucka D.:

Pietmond is still an option, though. Only 12 more dollars and it’s yours instead of Teepot.

*****

bb:

SoSo East Gallery doesn’t have to stay in Teepot, since I have a duplicate still in Crabwoo, Hucka D.

Hucka D.:

No. I would suggest buying the land for Teepot instead of a return to Pietmond. But I could be wrong. Noru is also…

bb:

Norum is also an option. Echo in here?

Hucka D.:

Not uncommon. Are we merging back into the same entity once more?

bb:

That might be interesting.

Hucka D.:

You have 2 weeks to decide. In the meantime…

bb:

Explore.

 

Northeast of Teepot, 02 August 21, 2011

Filed under: Teepot,Yeot — baker Blinker @ 7:34 am

I don’t believe this small but colorful (and lightning filled!) skybox was in Yeoseol but instead just west. Can’t find it upon a recheck, but doesn’t Baker Bloch look quite handsome posing on this porch rail with fake sunset?

Interesting and large cathedral found in the northeast corner of Dacham to the east of Yeoseol. Unfortunately much of the sim’s land is banned from use. Wonder what kind of movies they show here? Religious?

Quite different type of church found in Hwaeji north of Dacham, and on the same peninsula. Just for the record and before I forget to mention it, the Linden water of Yeoseol is actually at the southern end of a rather prominent Jeogeot bay of the sea surrounding this largest of Linden continents, with a total water coverage spanning parts of 8 sims, it appears. The peninsula I mention frames the west side of the bay.

Book within the small, delapidated church. Without checking, I’m uncertain whether the text is from a real book or something just made up by its creator. Hafta study up on that soon.

What looks like a kind of death angel in an alcove about the altar. And a ghost as well!

But soon Baker tires of exploring and flies back to home base, taking in the view of Teepot from atop the Temple of TILE.

 

Northeast of Teepot, 01

Filed under: Yeot — baker Blinker @ 7:32 am

In looking around Teepot the other day, was rather amazed to find a sim called Gongduk directly above Yeoseol, in turn caddycorner to Maeshill to its northwest, with Maeshill being the home sim of Teepot itself. Why the surprise? Well, I’d already named the Teepot proximate body of water Hucka D. has been telling me to focus on lately *Gong* before learning of this nearby sim’s name. In checking the Second Life search, I subsequently find this is the only sim that starts with these same 4 letters. As I recall, the name Gong for this official, Linden pool of water comes from 2 directions. The first is that it relates to the Oriental game of *go* as described in this post from last year a bit, “go” being the first 2 letters of the word “gong”. The 2nd direction would be the association of the name Teapot with the psychedelic oriented rock group actually called Gong, whose perhaps most famously titled album is Flying Teapot, from 1973. But Teepot doesn’t really come from any overt infatuation with that group by me — in fact I know very little about their music still. Instead, Teepot is supposed to be a kind of comic inversion of the name Pietmond, which has other sources entirely.

So it was logical after finding out about this bit of resonance to head up to Gonglock and look it over. Much of the sim is being developed by Bliss Estates, with the parcel called White Sands resort V.I.P. The signs on the property state the resort will be open to the public in Spring 2011; apparently they’re behind schedule a bit now. Below, Baker hovers over a focal point of the property: a blue-green lagoon already containing quite a menagerie of aquatic life, including a large manta.

Baker wonders, along with me, if there could possibly be any geomantic connections between this pool and the significantly smaller Gong pool about 700-800 meters southwest.

A small observatory sits on the property’s east edge, and on the eastern side of Gongduk as well. Baker can’t seem to get it to work properly, though; perhaps another development aspect of the resort that’s been delayed for one reason or another.

Now in Yeoseol just south of Gongduk, Baker runs across this nice boardwalk. To his left here is a pier that seems to represents the main entry point for the White Sands resort as a whole…

… which includes this map showing key property locations.

And then Baker happens upon another quite similar type map for KJ Property making up most of the southern part of Yeoseol below White Sands, which includes not 1 but 2 art galleries (Beachfront Artists and KJ Insights).

A high heeled shoe turned sideways on a Yeoseol beach that I thought was some kind of ray gun upon first encounter, hehe.

Near the southwest corner of Yeoseol. Teapot is just beyond Baker’s vision range directly ahead of him.

Turning west and back into Yeoseol, Baker locates the small lake with an island he spotted on the KJ Property map. A friendly polar bear keeps him company as he enjoys a tree swing.

The Beachfront Artists Gallery — Baker promises to come back another night and do some more reporting on this.