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

 

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.

*****

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.

 

The Shallows February 18, 2011

Filed under: The Shallows — baker Blinker @ 8:47 am

Grassy [Noll] would love it here!

Yup, looks like Baker has found yet another official SL sink, the 11th, then. This seems to mark the lower end of The Shallows, existing mainly between the dead end roads of Route 8a and Route 8c in lower central Maebaleia. The identified sink is specifically located in Severly, where these 2 highways come within less than 200 meters of each other before separating off again. I’ll provide a map of The Shallows as a whole asap.

For now I’ll just call this Sink XI, the third found on Maebaleia after Finsteraarhorn and Sink X. Oh, and I may have even found a 12th… more soon on that. Think I’ll call it Golden Sink.

I’m not sure American users are welcome here.

Baker’s bling in Chesterton, in the heart of The Shallows.

Dinosaurs nearby. Run Hucka D. run! Hehe.

Longer shot of the Shallows heartland. The Chesterton parcel is clearly seen as a depression in its center.

Some pictures of random objects just south of Chesterton now, like these mysterious yellow rods floating above a yellow grain field, it appears.

And a smoking airplane, perhaps crashed.

Signage.

Dragon above aforementioned plane.

And a colorful array of pose balls and other, small objects.

 

The Traveling Show Continues… February 16, 2011

Filed under: The Shallows — baker Blinker @ 9:50 am

A second Gallery Jack existed in Brader, in the heart of what I’m now calling The Shallows of Maebalei or Satori (take your pick), for about 36 hours. Some first and last shots of the duplicate establishment, then.

I’ll miss this view. 😦

Instead, I’ve decided just to use the 1024 rental to rez newly “purchased” freebie objects on a 450 meter high platform, objects which included that great Aley Arai spaceship dealership described in this post above.

 

Gallery Jack, etc. February 13, 2011

Filed under: Gallery Jack,Mãebaleia Continent,Pietmond,The Shallows,Uncategorized — baker Blinker @ 9:54 am

New gallery in Pietmond. Well, sort of. It’s a kind of condensed mashup of all present Pietmond galleries rolled up into one. Gallery Jack is what I call it for now, just a spontaneous choice and no, real connection with the older Gallery Jack that use to hold many of my art 10×10 collages (although a couple of my collages are still within). I’m still working on the details, but when I’m finished I’ll provide a mini-tour. Two duplicate versions of this new Gallery Jack exist right now, one in Pietmond and the other in the Foxboro sim I just set up day before yesterday. The idea, I believe, is that if you don’t have time to visit and walk around all the Pietmond galleries, this acts as a bite sized version of what the town has to offer. Perhaps you’ll like what you see and want to explore more. Or maybe you’ll say, pheh, and move on to other, more exciting (to you) offerings from Our Second Life. Absolutely no prob if you do — so many interesting, creative things going on in this great, virtual universe.

I also see Gallery Jack as a type of Welcome Area to Pietmond in general, and along these lines I think I’d like to create a travel guide. A map is obviously next, with teleport options included. Thinking as well of a Pietmond magazine that links to a web site on the subject.

Gallery Jack (background center) from Downtown’s Rooftop Bar.

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Then in other developments, somewhat related, I decided not to rent a 1024 in the heart of the Maebaleia continent (landscape pictured below), but *did* create a nearby hideout of sorts in the center of what might be termed a very shallow sink. I don’t want to give out the exact location quite yet, since it’s a hideout and all, but I’ll provide some pictures.

First the hill beside the property I decided not to rent, in northern Brander. I’m quite impressed with the rolling hills topography of lower central Maebaleia, and definitely plan to explore around there more. I’m unsure if I’ll remain in Foxboro for any length of time, but I have the hideout now, after all…

Here’s a picture of the view out the front window of my hideout (gotta get a name!). Love the car poking out of the landscape there. Reminds me of Carhenge in Nebraska. Is this the last standing car of what was once a type of similar monument?

I should add, for now, that *pyramids* are part of the hideout motif as well, and that, along with the sink aspect, is what drew me to the spot in the first place. I have a feeling Hucka D and/or Chester will have some more things to say about all this. In a number of ways it reminds me of Hucka D.’s Cabron property that he claimed his father use to own, another “hideout”. I can tell Chester is dying to say some things so let’s just open the barn door. “Chester?”

Chester:

*My* property[ this time]. *My* father. Tom. Mount Tom.

bb:

And Porter is a, er, brother?

Chester:

Yes. Gary is an uncle. Uncle Gary. Jackson 5.

bb:

Pretty interesting, Chester (!), given that there are a number of pyramids on the property now.*

So we just happen to start talking to you on the blog, Chester, then just happen to find your old homestead in Second Life.

Chester:

Yes sir.

bb:

Can you tell us more[ of the story]?

Chester:

Link of East and West. Pyramid… Mt. Tom. My father was/is a pyramid. All Seeing.

bb:

Is your father Wilson?

Chester:

My mother is Wheeler.

bb:

Is that a yes, then? Are your father and mother Wilson and Wheeler, then?

Chester:

Yes.

And Porter’s as well.

Chester:

That is correct sir.

bb:

What has Oz got to do with all this?

Chester:

Pink Floyd played at the Egyptian pyramids but not at the Indiana Dunes. Tom solved this by inviting Sink Floyd to play instead. Chesterton is in the middle of a sink.

bb:

You mean my hideout Chesterton. That’s the name? Same as the Indiana city?

Chester:

No. It’s Alliance.

bb:

I also decided, for now at least, not to rent in Blackmount, Chester.

Chester:

I do not know of such things.

bb:

Hucka D. back to traveling[ around]?

Chester:

He has left you with me. Aren’t you happy, aren’t you glad? Hucka D. is bossy. Hucka D. says I like to talk in spades. Card tricks. Just kidding. I like Hucka D. Don’t love him, but like him. Somewhat. No, really, he’s great. Good and great and fair. Semi-fair.

bb:

So Chesterton becomes a new focus. What is the relationship of Chesterton, Indiana to this shallow sink with the hideout that belonged to your father, Chester’s father, in Second Life?

Chester:

Wormhole. The Same. Poking through. All Seeing Eye.

bb:

Is this Jack? One Eyed Jack?

Chester:

Spades.

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* see this slightly earlier post for the basic story on pyramids and Chesterton, Indiana