More Sansara Wanderings April 28, 2009
Baker Bloch walks from the Temple of TILE in Hibdon to the large, forested island next to Graduation Island explored last fall. Only forest on this particular island, though. And rock. Lots of trees and grass and ferns and rock.
A little while back, Baker requested help from a detective agency based in Grignano concerning the “mysteries of Sansara”. Perhaps they thought the request was a little too broad or maybe a little too daft. Whatever, he hasn’t heard back from ’em yet.
Another forest, this time a non-Linden one in the Pomponio sim. This one covers about fifth of a sim, and is densly packed with pines. A strangely out of place wood prim sits in a small, square clearing in its center.
More evidence that TILE is everywhere. All Things, as Hucka D. put it.
Albion Park, quite near the forest pictured above. Not extremely large but nice. On granite, and next to the Pomponio Volcano. In fact, I would assume, without checking, that both the forest with the wood prim at its center and Albion Park both share a border with this *smoking* Linden protected volcano parcel. According to the land description, they also apparently hold SL College classes here at times.
Then Baker Bloch popped over to the famous Forest of Kahruvel preserved by the Phyneas Jack Memorial Trust, specifically to check out the living quarters of Enja Mysterio, a long term resident of SL and apparently one of the few permanent residents of the forest. Turns out that I tied with Ms. Mysterio’s blog for the 94th most popular blog in SL, har har. What this means I’m not sure, but here’s the list in case you wanna check.
But in checking today more about Enjah another ahah! moment occurred. She and the detective I called up have one and the same user! Hmmmmm… well, that’s an interesting twist! Have to think about that more.
Baker Bloch also found another sim border fissure, perhaps as long or even longer than the one Wilsonia just found, but not as deep. Quite interesting; I wonder how many there are like this in SL? I know they have something to do with the much greater limits on terraforming that use to be in effect.
Such as we have an example of here! I don’t have time to send Wilsonia looking for these towering pointy peaks, but I can deduce from this snapshot they’ve got to be at least close to 100 meters high apiece.
Blochs’ also visits Wilsonia’s beloved Snow Region that night, taking this lovely twilight shot of ski slope with rocks, mountain, and moon.
A pop over to the Okinu sim, then…
… completed by a visit to Kissling. *More* weirdness here (as I found out a couple of days ago). A friend of *both* Ms Mysterio and my long time email friend Headburro Antfarm named Nish just posted about visiting this sim on her Big Orange One blog, as well as the Lusk sim. I’ll have more to say about that and Nish’s super-nifty Sansara explorings herself as soon as I have time. That’s all for now!
Wilsonia’s Sansara Roamings, 2 April 20, 2009
I apologize ahead of time for the lack of many higher resolution snapshots beyond the smaller versions inserted directly into the posts, but Wilsonia’s SL camera was slighltly malfunctioning at the time. Here she is in the Uli sim now, another important checkpoint in the story of The Bakers and their extended family (which includes, of course, Wilsonia herself now). For it is here in Uli that Baker Bloch ascended from SL to RL at its central, volcanic island. More about that here as a refresher of sorts.
Wilsonia also finds this interesting addition to the central pool of the volcanic island, still with its guardian dragon intact. It appears to be a door or portal of some sort that she is unable to open by touching. However, using the diable camera option she finds that no portal is guarded, as the pool ends just below the supposed door. A false portal, then.
This night, Wilsonia also visits the Tethys waterfall region but is less impressed than Baker Bloch was upon exploring it originally, as recorded in this series of posts. She plans to revisit soon to see if her opinion is the same.
Wilsonia also visits the Ross Falls on the border of Ross and Clarksdale, situated a couple of sims downstream from the Enceladus Falls quite near the Tethys Waterfall, and on a different branching of the same stream that splits in two just before each falls. A situation that most likely could only happen in SL.
To remind once more, the Ross Falls is where Baker Bloch was able to miraculously peer out of the computer screen and into RL, if only for a brief moment. At that time he was able — or “allowed”, in his own terms — to view what he theorized could very well be his RL father. More on that soon, perhaps.
Wilsonia at the mouth of this same creek a bit west of the Ross Falls, with its interesting, mulit-hued bottomland that Baker Bloch also took note of. A long strip of green grassland separates the sand and granite sea floors at this particular position. Many hillocks in the area as well.
On the same split stream, but further upstream now, just above the beginning of the Snow Region to the south where this stream can be said to have its source. The 20 meter waterfall pictured below lies on the border of Arlberg and Garmisch.