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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.

 

All. May 13, 2011

Filed under: Crabwoo,Finsteraahorn Sink,Foxboro,Rubisea (Carcass-One),The Shallows — baker Blinker @ 5:04 am

“In Crabwoo, the temple is all important and central, Hucka D.”

Hucka D.:

And the labyrinth within. Did you walk[ it] today?

bb:

No, sorry.

Hucka D.:

Once a day every day. It is also a crop circle.

bb:

I think I’ll create a post on how to walk the labyrinth, Hucka D.

Hucka D.L

8 5 6 7 4 1 2 3. All the numbers.

bb:

In Pietmond this same temple was central but there was more “stuff” around.

Hucka D.:

When the Pietmond labyrinth was deleted the energy of Vortextra opened up wide and screaming. Babymouth.

bb:

No labyrinth could seal it.

Hucka D.:

Too big. Big Sink big. And this is where you must go out of yourself and also out of Sunklands. For the Vortex cannot be dealt with.

bb:

What is inside?

Hucka D.:

Red, blue. A man, a small man who is unhappy but who is a very big man. Big Sink big. Acknowledge the hole and you can deal with it. Cover it with green. Fence around. A place to be.

bb:

Only in… sorry once more.

Hucka D.:

Only in Crabwoo can the whole of Sunklands be properly sealed. Because it is where Sunklands came from.

bb:

I can’t leave that temple[, then].

Hucka D.:

No.

bb:

85674123.

Hucka D.:

Yes. All.

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bb:

I’m trying to envision the Crabwoo campus, Hucka D. I believe the mall area southeast of the temple would have perhaps been the dorm area, maybe classroom buildings.

Hucka D.:

That area has a controversial history. A large building was there in campus days as well, but it was a later additional, after the temple was constructed. Yes, it was classrooms and dorms both. It was a bit like the Biggie Gallery. Some said the fish cursed Crabwoo because of that particular building. Or through it[ I mean].*

bb:

I would say the Rookwood Cottage came before the temple as well.

Hucka D.:

That is correct. But it was there originally, moved, then put back in its original location to make a main entrance for the almost completed temple.

bb:

The stairs seem strangely out of place.

Hucka D.:

Both sets of stairs once led to the cottage. It was aligned to 135 degrees, then 225, then finally 180 as it became absorbed into the temple. The first set of stairs led to the door of the 135 degree version, the second to the 225, but the first set of stairs remained still. Then in the 180 degree version both sets of stairs, although they remained a part of the landscape, became rather equally useless and useful at once.

bb:

Interesting. And the cottage sits on that hill, perhaps the highest of Crabwoo.

Hucka D.:

Along with the grave.

bb:

Is that one of the Peter’s grave, Hucka D.? Peter the Good perhaps?

Hucka D.:

Yes.

bb:

A main difference between the Crabwoo TILE Temple and the Pietmond TILE Temple is that Crabwoo was not built upon a cemetery. Nor is there the equivalent of Peter’s Rock within, like we have with Pietmond.

Hucka D.:

It was a great center of learning. Approached a 1000 students in its day.

bb:

Can i ask about the study of Sinkology now, Hucka D.?

Hucka D.:

The 8 major sinks were all known in its day, along with Finsteraahorn and Sink X of Maebaleia. Maebaleia prided itself upon its Lake District and not the sinks, unlike Jeogeot. As you know, there is no equivalent of, especially, Big Sink on Maebaleia. Satori Shallows became interesting to Blue Feather Douglas at one point. He thought about asking the college to be relocated in Foxboro, but this was later found to be untrue. Maybe just a branch college.

bb:

Was Casey in Finsteraahorn?

Hucka D.:

Good! And Bacon in Sink X, the 10th. Those were the 9th and 10th. But they had little relevance to the main flow of Maebaleia spirtual politics. Instead it relates to a different grid altogether. The Gridcosm. But it was not known by that name in those days. Really, it is another virtual reality, like Second Life itself, and has similarities. Each grid begins with a seed square. For Second Life this is DaBoom. For Mike this is also the Mikecosm, a separate “sync” from the Gridcosm, a branch college (smiles).

bb:

Obviously there’s probably no way to recreate whatever village or community lie in the Finsteraahorn Sink in those days, Hucka D.

Hucka D.:

The 9th and 10th[ sinks here] work together. Together they are Peter.

bb:

They are the equivalent to Sunklands in the Maebaleia-Jeogeot twirling (!)

Hucka D.:

Exactly. Precisely. What formed fully on Jeogeot was only half baked on Maebaleia, half formed and less even. Instead, the Lake District dominated by Rubisea ruled. Rubisea, in its loneliness, created the Blue Feather Sea, which seems bigger in virtual reality but actually is smaller by a considerable amount.

bb:

Rubisea reminds me of Rydal Water from England’s Lake District, Hucka D., as present in some collages of the 10×10. Like, let’s see, Yale 09, Wheeler 09, Jasper 09, Newton 05, and Newton 06. And there’s even a cave on cliffs above Rubisea, just as is the case with Rydal Water, a Lake District cave seen in Yale 09, Newton 05, and Newton 06.

Hucka D.;

Back to Jeogeot-Maebaleia, it was decided that the dry sinks would be emphasized and deepened in the new continent [Jeogeot]. The shallower Finsteraahorn and Sink X became Sunklands. That’s really how Casey became involved. He is a bridge. Zeppelin Bridge.

bb:

But all that stops at, in my direction, SID’s 1st Oz.

Hucka D.:

Finsteraahorn and Sink X together must form Sunklands. That is the other side[ of one thing].

bb:

Hold on, Hucka D. I’m going to take a picture through Baker Bloch of the two continents, with Jeogeot turned 180 degrees.

bb:

It’s obvious that the Blue Feather Sea and Jeogeot’s Korean Channel are two separate events in this animation, Hucka D.

Hucka D.:

The Korean Channel had to be designed on Maebaleia, in Crabwoo to be specific, in order for the double to form properly. Or better, erase the memory of Maebaleia, the older of the two. All Letters became Single Letters. TILE became tiles. Birth of the alphabet. Screaming.

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* Hucka D. later claimed that the dorms/classrooms formed one giant cube like shape, and, yes, that Biggie was displayed in a tank on its side, just like the “E” of the Biggie Gallery in Aotearoa. Below it existed a forest and perhaps garden space.

 

Roaming… February 7, 2011

In southern West End (east edge of hill country), found this car with grass growing all over the driver’s side that I thought worthy of a photo. Or Baker thought worthy.

I was just teleporting around looking at available, mainland property to rent this night through the Marly Tomsen site, and came upon a parcel on the east lip of the Finnsteraarhorn sink, the largest of the two, identified sinks of Maebaleia. Turns out the land had just been bought by the Clarity Homes group, but while there I took some long shots of the sink itself, now basically empty since the whole, namesake sim is up for sale at about 2 lindens a square meter. If I were a rich man…

But I was also reminded of how shallow the sink was, actually, entering from the west (angle of below picture). You could perhaps still come up with a good case that it’s not a sink at all, although I’d still argue for legitimacy.

Then I also found land for rent right next to my old property in Blackmount, which is also tempting. Hmmm… While there I took a trick shot of the sink, seeming to contain a large pyramid that is actually a much smaller version hovering above the sink, only about a meter high.

But then, strange thing, one of the next properties I visited through the Tomsen site, perhaps the next one, was quite near another pyramid shape, this time a gold version with the top removed. But, see, very similar to the split pyramid in Blackmount with the all seeing eye at the top. Baker Bloch is, in this way, merely standing in, as it were, for this eye.

For the record, the Blackmount pyramid is at about the 145 meter level, or about 55 meters above the ground, and owned by Jefferson Steeplechase, as Baker Blinker is checking right now. It’s called an “Illuminati pyramid,” with a description, “From the Robert Anton Wilson Memorial”. And I found a landmark to this memorial right at the top of the creator’s picks (Xelin Trilling), which Baker Bloch has already visited before when originally finding this Blackmount pyramid several months ago.

Then,*guess what*, Baker Blinker is presently finding, in teleporting to that location, that the memorial appears to no longer be there but her alter ego, Baker Bloch has, believe it or not, more recently visited this parcel anyway for different reasons: it’s in Kusanagi and owned by the FTL group, where he, in exploring the West End Road, was looking at eyelashes to go with his dead *eyes*, but deciding that it wasn’t a match at the time. Eyes again, even, like the All Seeing One at the top of the Wilson related pyramid. There *must* be something to all this, don’t you think? I mean, SL is small-ish, but it’s not *that small. 🙂 And Kusanagi has already come up in other synchy blog stuff, as described in this post from last month.

 

2 new sinks? I believe we must declare it so. November 9, 2010

Filed under: Finsteraahorn Sink,Mãebaleia Continent,Nascera Continent — baker Blinker @ 2:48 am

Just when I start to think I can finally give up on SL, it begins to surprise me again. Not necessarily this seascape in the new Sea of Fables, although it is new, and an improvement over the old sea bed…

… but, kind of, some new landscaping in Nascera, and on the oldest square of 64 sims, the core of the continent that I explored last winter to a large degree. I have a hankering for more biking adventures on this continent to see all the changes, and just to soak in some purdy colors. 🙂

I’ll report more on these and other finds at that time. For now just some prelim pics.

I was sort of surprised to still see the White on White Gallery near my new dwelling spot in Ulyanovsk Oblast (next to the Maebaleia side of the Rabbit Hole), since it doesn’t have an attached, official Sasun Steinbeck art kiosk any longer. I think these smaller hole-in-the-wall type galleries (and I’m using the phrase in a positive sense here) are gaining more and more of my respect, as I see the same type of works over and over again in the larger art venues. The “art for art’s sake” phrase springs to mind, although I don’t think that’s exactly the description I’m looking for. More a detachment from what *I* most deeply care for, and that is the surrounding landscape (in most cases). At the very least, with small galleries like this, on the ground, the landscape is just outside a nearby door. It brings a sense of airiness, and attachment to the virtual world at large. Often large galleries, on their own islands, for instance, whatever the advantages of such a setting, also set themselves apart from the common SL creators. Sometimes this is justified, of course. I’m just adding my 2 cents here in saying that occasionally, to me, it appears exclusive and aloof to do so. But there’s that old saying about the 2 types of users that populate Second Life, the mainlanders and the estate people. I’m definitely in the former category now, which has been a minority for several years.

*And* I’m also interested in the fact that an artist named Lemmon exhibits in a sim with the Rabbit Hole, as I’ve stated before. It’s reassuring he’s still here now that I am as well.

This fairly surprised me: a sim in the center of the Maebaleia continent that has double the terraforming limits of any of the numerous sims I checked nearby after discovering the anomaly. Surrounding sims all have the standard +4/-4. This one (Ilythyia): +8/-8. I was tipped off to this exaggeration by the large mound pictured below, apparently created to help hide a nearby roadside ad billboard. It seemed unnaturally tall when I passed by it while traveling down Route 8, and so turned out to be. To other people this type of quirk may be ho hum boring, but to me it’s spice for the otherwise sometimes bland meal that is SL.

Nearby deep holes, also in Ilithyia. Not nearly as deep as, for example, the Rabbit Hole (either Jeogeot and Maebaleia “sides”), but still unnaturally so, if you will. I do not know of any other sim outside Sansara (oldest mainland mass) and perhaps a couple on Heterocera (2nd oldest) that allow this non-conformative terraforming, to give some perspective on how rare the phenomenon appears to be. Apparently some bug allowed the creation of the amazingly deep Ulyanovsk Oblast hole — just as was the case with the Jeogeot (Blackmount sim) side of same — because now the sim has the usual +4/-4 limits, like all others I’ve found on the newer continents beyond the original two, save Ilithyia now. For this reason alone, I would gladly give up a present non-Otaki Gorge parcel to by one here, just to play around with the anomaly — same would go *doubly* for Notata (Heterocera; +16/-16 limits). Fun with holes and hills!

And *this* most definitely surprised me (!), for right under my nose all this time is what appears to be a 9th, official mainland sink, and a fairly large one at that. And, ta boot, I use to rent on the lip of this thing (Spring 09) without realizing what it was at the time. This would be what we will call the Finsteraarhorn sink, after the main sim it lies within. But, somewhat similar to Chasm Deep on Corsica (which it’s comparable in size to, if not in depth), the newly identified sink obviously spills over into at least one more sim, Dammastock in this case.

Below, Baker poses for a picture in heavy vegetation atop a Linden tunnel positioned at the lowest point of the sink, it seems, with a freshly emerged Route 8 stretching west ahead of him. Behind Blochs here, the highway moves “underground” for one whole sim (Dammastock again) before reemerging on the east side of Bietschhorn.

And then *another* surprise this night to add in: the discovery of even a 10th, mainland sink, and not far south of the Finsteraakhorn sink on Maebaleia. Again, we have the requisite texture color change, and the needed size, it seems. This particular one is more obviously split between 2 sims, with the bottom of the sink almost straddling the line between them. This would be Grossglockner and Schreckhorn. Perhaps interestingly, Grossglockner is named for the 3rd highest peak of the Alps by prominence, while Finsteraarhorn, although located a number of sims to the north (five), is named after the 2nd highest peak of same, again according to prominence. Mount Blanc, also the highest overall Alp mountain, would come first in the same list.

While I’m formulating a better name, I’m just going to call this Grossglocken/Schreckhorn depression “Sink X”, remembering the recent mention on this blog of Plant X located in Earth, Texas. In conjunction with this, I also think back on the so-called “Magic Square of Earth” I’ve encountered in several web searches, which happens to be 10 numbers wide and high, or 10×10 — “X” again, then, as on a clock face. I specifically remember a Great Serpent Mound site coming up among the few hits on this phrase, but which seems to no longer exist. I’ll have to check on that — I believe I have some printouts of the web site somewhere in my files.*

As you can see by the picture below, Sink X is a pretty deep affair, with the bottom presently at about the 29 meter level. The water level in the associated sims is at the normal 20 meters, meaning that there’s no way to terraform down to it while inside the sink.

A tangential note: I wonder if this fellow and his namesake phenomenon (Lamb Shift) have anything to do with the Cross of the Lamb and our Peter?

http://www.osti.gov/accomplishments/lamb.html

Below are the 2 new sinks as they appear in the terrain view of the inworld map. Finsteraarhorn Sink is centered by the larger, isolated beige area to the north, and Sink X is identified through the smaller, isolated beige texture patch to its south. Arguments will appear saying that both of these depressions are too close to the coastline to count as true sinks, but I think they will be overruled by the majority who judge such things. Is this ruling body the legendary Confederation of Sinkers or a part thereof?**

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* Traditional associations between magic squares and planets usually stop at the 9×9 Magic Square of The Moon. The complete list, smallest to largest, is Saturn (3×3), Jupiter (4×4), Mars (5×5), Sun (6×6 — note the Earth is skipped in this backwards progression), Venus (7×7), Mercury (8×8), and Moon (9×9).

** The 10 identified mainland sinks as of 11/9/10 according to continent:
Jeogeot (6): Big, Second or Oolamoo/Drews, Aotearoa, Otaki Gorge, Lill Burn Valley, Blackmount
Corsica (2): Egg Hill, Chasm Deep
Maebaleia/Satori (2): Finsteraarhorn, X

 

New Temple O’ TILE In Klein (!) March 14, 2009

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