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Another December 30, 2011

Another small mountain conquered today. Didn’t take my camera unfortunately, because there were some very interesting nooks and crannies involved, once more. The amazing late 2011 surge of hiking finds continues (!) The highlight was perhaps the uncovering of what looks like a decrepit treehouse in the woods, perhaps a center for rope climbing activities. I’ll have to think carefully about what to call this mountain. I believe — I’m certain, actually — that the Mossmen culture was also tied into this mountain. Maybe yet another map is in order.

I also wanted to talk to Hucka D. about Big E tonight. “Hucka?’

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bb:

Sorry, got distracted in googling the names of Korean Channel sims. Can’t seem to find a common outside (real world) denominator, almost as if the names were just made up… almost as if…

Hucka D.:

The alphabet anomaly of the Korean Channel and Big E was their only purpose, yes.

bb (after checking some more):

Yes. It seems. Tired of checking.

Hucka D.:

Hidden within TILE (Tyle?) is the tetractys, composed of 10 letters from T to, looping back to the beginning of the alphabet, C. TUVWXYZABC. Tetractys. Can be summarized by letters T-V-Y-C occupying positions 1-3-6-10 in that lion. Line. (pause)

bb:

Those are the 4 letters not found in the Korean Channel sims [letters beginning sims’ names]. They are instead the hidden tetractys or Realm of Numbers inside or covered by the Realm of Letters.

Hucka D.:

Yes (pause).


Baker Bloch in Kenfield.

bb (after another pause while exploring a bit of the Korean Channel):

I just don’t think there’s much there, Hucka D.

Hucka D.:

No.

bb:

I mean, I’m reminded of why Karoz fell into a portal connecting Jeogeot to Maebaleia after this.

Hucka D.:

Yo.

bb:

Crabwoo is almost completely gone now, Hucka D. Only a shed and a bit of wood left.

Hucka D.:

Ho.

bb:

All I have is Pietmond.

Hucka D.:

And Frank and Herman Parks, of course. Einstein (smiles).

bb:

And a bit of Teepot as well.

Hucka D.L

Yea.

Carcassonne:

I am forgotten. I am alone.

bb:

Couldn’t get to you today. Found some more stuff in Frank Park, though. You know [delete peak name]?

Carcassonne:

No. I know only myself. (un-smiles)

bb:

You should get out more.

Carcassonne:

I have tributaries with different news. (pause)

Hucka D.:

Looks like that’s it.

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Hucka D. has apparently left the scene, but I did also want to mention that Pietmond’s newly installed Big E is angled in the same direction as the SoSo East Gallery immediately below it. Relationship, then, between Big E and Oblong collages within SoSo East? Big E as related to 2001’s monolith (pictured in Oblong 10)?

Is Pietmond itself set to make an evolutionary jump?

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SL>Jeogeot>Sunklands>Pietmond October 18, 2011

Filed under: Blackmount Sink,Crabwoo,Hucka D.,Sapphire,Uncategorized — baker Blinker @ 4:42 am

Pietmond is really perfect the way it is. I have all the galleries I’ve developed in place, plus a new, larger one coming up in the Galactic.

And I’m once more ready to just give it all away.

I might as well face it, I suppose, and say that my days in SL land*owner*ship are dated. Not to say I won’t still keep renting, or exploring.

So it’s going to come down to: How do I want to remember Pietmond by, and Sunklands? And Jeogeot?

Why the decision to leave? Simply very little support for the concepts, even Jeogeot. I’d love to just take Pietmond away from SL now and into OpenSim or the equivalent, but with my borrowed and altered structures I don’t think it’s that simple. Pietmond belongs to Second Life.

For a long time, perhaps even at the beginning, the ties with any one, particular place in SL have been consistent yet at the same time persistently tenuous. Actually Azure Islands and Otherland may have been my favorite virtual places to “live”, and both habitations came within about the first year of Baker Bloch’s existence. Obviously I’ve grown quite fond of Jeogeot and its Pietmond and also Teepot especially since then, but that closer sense of oneness with place has not quite returned. It’s been different…

In Jeogeot I traded home for community, however small and isolated that community was. Pietmond is all that I can ask for in that respect… as I said, it’s perfect in that way. If it cost nothing, then, sure, I’d say it deserves to stick around. Unfortunately I don’t think it’s quite worth the price I’m paying, for what I’m *currently* getting out of it.

My idea of what Jeogeot could be and what it actually is keeps pushing further apart. Splendid Chilbo had and still has more energy to borrow from, but it too has probably seen its glory days come and go. Chilbo as well, and on a larger scale obviously, should start to think about its place in virtual history as a reflection of the past. I’d love to read about all that.

Hucka D.:

Yes, you are correct. Chilbo has to go. Pietmond, I mean.

bb:

Couldn’t return. It will always been Pietmond and Teepot spinning around each other if I don’t let it all go.

Hucka D.:

Correct. But does it have to go *now*? Can’t it wait until March? It’s going to be a long winter.

bb:

Hmmm. Maybe.

Hucka D.:

You may still have a proper Pietmond Phase II in store.

bb:

Maybe.

Hucka D.:

If you have nothing to lose then you can just get rid of ground structures as you like, or add them. You have The Freedom, a powerful thing.

bb:

What about Malyshkin?

Sapphire:

No.

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bb:

[Baker Bloch] could just live here:

 

Crabwoohoo July 26, 2011

Filed under: Crabwoo — baker Blinker @ 3:43 am

“I still think Crabwoo may be the place, Hucka D.”

Hucka D.:

An option.

bb:

Carrcass-5 seems to be pulling me out of Second Life altogether.

Hucka D.:

Weird gravity. Sorry — your lines.

bb:

I need something deep yet simple. Crabwoo might be it.

Hucka D.:

Super Bowl. XIII.

bb:

Actually I already *live* there through Baker Bloch, Hucka D. A 512, my only property right now.

Hucka D.:

Simplify yet deepen. Original TILE Temple [in Crabwoo].

bb:

Peter went to college here to study law. Karoz followed, but he was more an artist. Together they went to The Moon[ of Maebaleia] on a college field trip. Met Gypsy Purse there, and perhaps her sister as well. They knew how to Rock It, and had The Barracuda, which is the inversion of The Arab, perhaps.

Hucka D.:

The Barracuda is The E. Twin to the one caught in the Blue Feather Sea and brought to Crabwoo for study. Put in the Super Bowl. XIII. Sinkology. XIII.

bb:

Meaning the Super Bowl sink near or in olden Crabwoo is the traditional 13th sink of Second Life, with 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 all on Maebaleia.

Hucka D.:

Correct. Biggie was put there. Met Chester there. Oliver and Chester together. Oliver is Adam. Biggie or Biggie’s child. Probably child. Psychic.

bb:

I’m going to watch Carrcass-5, Hucka D.

Hucka D.:

Nice. Sinklogy can wait.

*****

bb:

I wonder if there is a direct conduit between England’s Lake District and the same named district of Maebaleia?

Hucka D.:

Probably through Rubisea if so.

 

I can’t stand it… July 13, 2011

Filed under: Crabwoo,Uncategorized — baker Blinker @ 1:52 am

… I have to have a home.

Malyshkin is it. Blue Feather Sea area. Crabwoo historic district. Not much but somewhere to… er, hang my hat.

 

What I sort of have… (outside Noru) July 3, 2011

 

Crabwoo > Pietmond June 15, 2011

Filed under: Crabwoo,Hucka D.,Marty,Otaki Gorge,Pietmond,Uncategorized — baker Blinker @ 6:34 am

Eerie death skull effect spotted by Baker Bloch next to the recently given up Crabwoo rental property, and partially formed from one of his own high prim Linden trees still on that parcel. Hope it’s not a bad omen. Meaning?

Heading quickly back to Pietmond and happier things, here’s the latest overhead shot of the re-emerging village…

… and a photo of the recently reinstalled Cathedral Way, although a bit shorter to the north (behind Baker Bloch here) and with a more grown up feel vegetation-wise. Off this way is now found the Gallery in the Rocks, just visible through the brown cedar tree to the left and essentially in its original place in the village.

A rudimentary form of Pietmond’s old Underground has also been installed now, connecting Cathedral Way and Main Way through a passage dug underneath the TILE Temple and its labyrinth.

Entrance to this new “Underground” from Main Way.

The most condensed version of the Blue Feather Gallery, last seen in Mujgae on the edge of my old Noru forest, has also been moved to Pietmond, seen in its new place on the left side of the second snapshot above, between and in back of House Greenup and House of Truth on Pietmond’s west side.

Is everything now finished on the ground aspect of New Pietmond? Perhaps. And I still have close to half my alloted prims in Otaki Gorge to experiment on some kind of larger skybox. A return of Gallery Jack?

So among the old ways, Long Way, No Way and Peter’s Way have yet to return, and perhaps never will. Let’s see what Hucka D. has to say tonight, if anything.

Hucka D.:

I’m here. Howdy.

bb:

Hey Hucka D. Pietmond is sprouting up again.

Hucka D.:

Death to Crabwoo, life to Pietmond once more. Good.

bb:

I want to ask about Fisher Rigg tonight if I might. I believe that Peter SoSo was sent to Fisher Rigg, or the general area, from Crabwoo, perhaps right after he graduated.

Hucka D.:

That is right. He helped develop the crop circle effect that began what we presently know as the Corsica continent. Then, the name Corsica was instead applied to the Maebaleia or Satori or Japanese continent. Peter helped move this appellation. Fisher Rigg was the center or pivot of the rotating circle that resulted. Peter lived in the Rabbit House. He became more strongly related to rabbits and hares at this time. Peter SoSo then came in contact, through this circle, with Peter the Good, already present on Corsica to the west. This is like your Jenny Lane originally forming a circle around your neighborhood, before a decision was made to not make it a loop and only pave part of that road. The two processes are associated.

bb:

Thanks for that, Hucka D. Very interesting. Is the crow Pennsylvania, formerly at the center of the Crabwoo crop circle or one of the two larger circles there, involved in the processes you mention?

Hucka D.:

Pennsylvania was understood to be at the center of the process, yes. It emerged at the end. It demanded that the road not be paved to the south the two parts of the continent be united, east and west. Peewee became Big at this time. Like at WES in West End.

bb:

Peter came in contact with Marty and the rest of The Beetles in WES, then (!)

Hucka D.:

Right. A decision was made to bring in The Residents to Corsica to seal the deal. This has to do with Yd Island as well. The Corsica circle helped protect from continued, vestigial influences of the original virtual reality set up in Constantinople during Roman-Byzantine times. That virtual reality had to die, and continue to die. Fishers Rest made certain of that, and the domino effect caused by that original, er, tiling. This is beyond the power of Peter the Good, who had to yield to Peter SoSo. (pause)

bb:

Is Peter the Good the father of Peter SoSo, Hucka D.? Or the reincarnation of Peter SoSo?

Hucka D.:

It is complicated. But: yes on both counts. Peter the Great begat Peter the Good begat Peter SoSo. Three-in-one. 4orrin1.

bb:

How did Peter SoSo end up in Pietmond?

Hucka D.:

Through Marty. Through Plant. Blue Feather Douglas had become or transformed into [the equivalent of] Little Robert Plant Variant already by swallowing the Zeppelin tube and acquiring Golden Throat. But at the same time Little Robert Plant Variant gave up this very same tube and joined the [Sunklands] initiative, trapping Blue Feather Douglas on Maebaleia.

bb:

What is “Old Flat Top” who comes grooving up slowly?

Hucka D.:

Flat Top is Yards, from which Yards Creek springs forth. Measured in feet; The Measure. Far and yd influence.

bb:

But it represents a place of contact.

Hucka D.:

Yes. (pause)

bb:

What is the meaning of the carrcass in the spring at the head of Yards Creek?

Hucka D.:

TILE Creek has become Yards Creek. TILE Mountain has become Yards Mountain.

bb:

More mundane, then?

Hucka D. (after a pause):

Yes.

bb:

Hand Spring has been de-energized.

Hucka D.:

For the moment, yes.

bb:

Lemme see. Hold on please…

*****

bb:

I think I’m missing something on the Nautilus continent, Hucka D. Something about the MASH related sims and the sea there.

Hucka D.:

*Yes.* Ruustre.

 

Pietmond Lives! June 10, 2011

Filed under: Crabwoo,Otaki Gorge,Pietmond — baker Blinker @ 4:00 am

Unfortunately, Crabwoo had to go in the meantime…

Still looking for about a 1536 square meter parcel to fill out my tier, and really want to still “live” in the Fisher Rigg area for a while. But land is pretty expensive there.

Hucka D.:

You have more to do in Fisher Rigg. You will eventually move to Corsica. Plan for it.

bb:

Pietmond is different this time around. Not really a city there, or at the least like the village rims the mainly empty sink bowl, with only the TILE Temple within. It’s like an inversion of what went on before there, with the downtown in the bowl.

Hucka D.:

This time the skybox is more of an emphasis.

bb:

But, like you said, I don’t want to forget Fisher Rigg. Or Crabwoo for that matter. Who were the invading party you mentioned from Gaeta, Hucka D.?

Hucka D.:

The Darling Race. They bassed themselves off of Bass Island, or what we know as Wisdom Island. Based, I mean. Ernest Tee led the Fisher Riggers against them, and lost. Bass Island was too much a stronghold. Ernest Tee lost at Bass. Fourd[ sim] was called Found. (pause)

bb:

Hmmm… What of Arthur and Old Arthur.

Hucka D.:

Names of two Kings, like your King Arthur, the Fisher King. Wound that will not heal. Wilsonia as well… a castle stronghold. We had to open up Pietmond again to keep you from buying up Wilsonia. That was not your destiny. You will own a smaller parcel in the immediate area.

bb:

I wonder if VILEness Fish was ever in the area.

Hucka D.:

Yes!

bb:

In the Mouth of Ralph bay?

Hucka D.:

There was a cow named Henry. Like a trojan horse[ he was]. And he was sent from Wilsonia or made in Wilsonia. Because Wilsonia was the home of…

bb:

Peter?

Hucka D.:

This is where Wilsonia Foxclaw is from. Not Otherland. Not really. Foxclaw land surrounds Wilsonia. Wilsonia Foxclaw[ then]. Make a collage of a fox standing on that mountain with its 4 paws on the 4 sides.

bb:

Kind of like the wolf in Lycanthrope, then.

Hucka D.:

Fox… Foxboro. Foxboro is there.

bb:

It’s not possible [for me] to own it now, Hucka D.

Hucka D.:

Wilson… Fox… Wilsonia.

bb:

Mouth of Wilson?

 

Very Latest… May 31, 2011

Filed under: Crabwoo,Pietmond,Uncategorized — baker Blinker @ 8:19 am

So here’s what I’m going to do *now*. Stay in Otaki Gorge/Pietmond but not Teepot (all land sold in latter today). Downsized from 40 dollars to 25 dollars a month land tier. Going to keep renting Crabwoo property for 4 bucks a week until can figure out what to do with it.

Insights:

There were only 2 TILE Temples: Crabwoo and Pietmond. There wasn’t one in Teepot. I tried to duplicate the temple there but it didn’t work. Plus at the last I was having problems even rezzing objects on the land (no prob in Otaki Gorge in the same login). “Sign.”

Pietmond’s TILE Temple was based on Crabwoo’s, but built on the grounds of another religious center, an original Pietmond Cathedral.

I own the core of Pietmond land again, but I will not rebuild the town. Instead the gorge will return to a natural state, the core again. The important part is owning it once more. The rivalry with Teepot was briefly reflected but then dispelled in this transition back to premium membership. Teepot, again, will not be reenergized in any way. And Pietmond will only exist, as I said, in its natural state on the ground. All Pietmond builds will focus on skybox creations.

The focus of a skybox build will probably be on a new version of the TILE Temple in Pietmond, probably with attached galleries. But the gallery/galleries will not be central this time around.

Crabwoo temple still around… for now.

 

Around Crabwoo (& Beyond), 05 May 22, 2011

TEXT SOON.

 

Around Crabwoo, 04

Filed under: Crabwoo,Rubisea (Carcass-One) — baker Blinker @ 10:40 pm

The ridge region once more looking north to south across almost the full length of the Lycanthrope sim. In the distance you can see the giant wolf atop the cave-shaped store called the Werewolf House. Again, nothing seems to have changed about the store since Baker’s 2009 stay. There is certainly a sense of calm stability about the general area, at least in comparison to many SL spots.

Baker doesn’t remember visiting this specific area in 2009, though: a quite interesting looking house in Totem north of Lycanthrope and owned by the Market Beach Sky Ampitheatre group, who apparently have purchased a consider amount of land in the sim.

Interesting amorphous blue pattern on an otherwise transparent rectangular prim above a rental unit on the slope heading back to the 3V Rentals chapel…

… which, in Baker’s strangely geared mind again, seems connected to this parrot found flaying about in the corner of the single room structure just below. He thinks back (and I with him) to the association of Crabwoo and parrots as expounded upon in this 2009 post for example, and specifically attached to the same color, cyan, as the amorphous pattern hanging in the sky.

Front of the building whose back is seen in the second picture of this post. It’s called a Mudshake house, a description I was unfamiliar with but seems to have something to do with this SL photo from flickr, googled very quickly in a search for “mudshake + house”. I hope the owner didn’t mind, but I decided to take a look around inside, since the door was open. Nice interior — cool, antique-ish textures, interesting and unusual (in a good way, though) arrangement of rooms within, and lots of windows for outside peerage.

Another house on the south side of this particular lake owned by the same group.

More rental houses along the same shoreline. Pretty nice vibe to the area, actually…

… and Baker takes just a moment to pose within one of the unused rentals for a location shot.

Then just over 200 meters directly south is Baker’s old rental unit in Blue Drake, which seems to have gained an extra story since he rented it out almost 2 years ago now. Now I’m sure it’s simply the case of a different house substituted for the older house, but Baker likes to think it’s just a ramped up version of the same house. I’ll let him have his fancy in this.