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“Fade To Moss” Production Shots May 5, 2012

Filed under: Toy Avatars,Whitehead Crossing — baker Blinker @ 12:35 am

Famed actor T-Bonz is the obvious choice to play Rock Meadows, perhaps the first human toy avatar, period, or at least it says so in the script. Here we see a production shot of the in-character T-Bonz looking over a grassy ridge next to his home away from home, a 2nd Rock’s House (not pictured but just to the right here).

Rock displays his amazing leaping ability by jumping about 3 feet straight up in the air to latch onto this dangling limb. An array of improbable, nay impossible superpowers such as this are a new twist added to the movie on top of standard Rock legend stuff.

Rock at the site of his own grave, which is not his grave in the movie, strangely enough (Gene Fade decision), but instead a monument to an unknown toy human avatar that supposedly came before Rock, perhaps even his father. It is one of Rock’s missions in “Fade to Moss” (still a working title for the film) to prove that this is wrong, and that *he* is the first toy human avatar. Instead his father would be the actual human named Sinclair from the Synching Creek Designated Mystery Area or the approximation thereof in the film. Fade would be the first to admit that the script is still being tinkered with quite a bit. A moving target as he describes it.

Photo shoot from the all important Rock-battles-the-insects Arena scenes, which occur in several places throughout the script. Below would be from an earlier scene in the film, where Rock successfully defeats a single praying mantis…

… but later on as his arrogance grows alongside his legend, Rock begins to challenge not one but several insects at once in duels to the death. His ultimate mistake came from importing Texan scorpions to up the ante.

The death scene. No mercy here from the bugs, as the scorpion alone injects enough toxin into Rock to kill 10 such “normal” avatars. But still it takes all 3 to do him in, and 3 days and 3 nights of fighting at that. Needless to say, the actual death struggle will be severely edited in the finished film.

Insects gathered around Rock’s corpse to gloat over their long awaited victory.

Afterwards actor T-Bonz gives the insects — most recruited from the neighboring woods and fields — some tips on how to gloat and fight and act in general. All are eager learners.

Another scene from the movie where Rock finds what might be the remains of a slipper belonging to his master Sinclair from pre-toy days.

We also have production pictures of T-Bonz visiting the actual Rock spacecraft that crash landed next to Green Stream just outside of Whitehead Crossing proper. T-Bonz suggests it get a fresh coat of paint, with Gene Fade saying he’ll have to check the budget.

An “actual” creep crawler found by the author this same day.

Another interesting phenomenon near the crashed ship: what almost appears to be a green fur lined tree. Odd effect.

 

What next? April 28, 2012

Filed under: Toy Avatars,Uncategorized,Whitehead Crossing — baker Blinker @ 9:18 am

Gene Fade:

All toys have been recalled to The House and are assessing their value with Operation 19.

bb:

Thank you Gene. Hucka D. seems to have disappeared.

Gene Fade:

Hucka Doobie will return.

bb:

So… you’ve decided to make a film about Rock, the first toy human avatar.

Gene Fade:

Yes. “Rock Meadows: First Toy”.

bb:

But Mossmen — your species — came before Rock.

Gene Fade:

Then we might keep[ the title] “Fade to Moss”.

bb:

Good luck with that. In the *real* world, what should I do?

Gene Fade:

Perhaps a Whitehead Crossing Marble Race?

bb:

How about Grey Rock?

Gene Fade:

That may be called Jeogerock. Norumbega… Sinclair. Sinclair the creator instilled in his creation Rock the idea of Norumbega, reduced to Norum. Rock probably identified directly with Grey Rock, at least for a time. The original “one thing on top of another thing.” The original synch, then. Geogerock is where it began. Jeogerock I mean.

bb:

What of Soul Falls?

Gene Fade:

End of Whitehead Crossing[ in that direction].

bb:

I’ll attempt to explore it more Sunday. And next week. Insect swarms are soon to be here.

Gene Fade:

Goggles.

bb:

Green Stream[ next to Whitehead Crossing] has already talked to me several times or appears to have done so.

Gene Fade:

The Original Animation. Green Stream. North Carolina to Kentucky to end and begin and end and begin.

bb:

*You* lived near Whitehead Crossing.

Gene Fade:

I settled there[ among other places].

bb:

And the bees were there as well. What is the relationship of Aunt Zoe and Uncle Joe, humans, to Rock? And the Mossmen and the Bees in the area?

Gene Fade:

“Zoe, Joe, Flo, Mo.”

bb:

Hmm.

Jeogerock:

Spectacles. Romper Room. Idiot. Comquaks.

bb:

Com-what?

Jeogerock:

Alan Ardent. Fiscal Year. Arbor Day. Rentilili…

bb:

Do you know Pietmond, Jeogerock?

Jeogerock:

Zoe, Flo, Mo…

bb:

Are you Penn and Teller?

—–

Jeogerock:

Call me Joe.

bb:

Hi Joe. Did Rock talk to you?

Jeogerock:

He talked to me about The Sinclair, The Creator.

bb:

Do you contain knowledge of Jeogeot[ continent]?

Joe (quickly):

Yes.

bb:

Two rocks on a balance, black and white?

Joe:

Yes.

bb:

One good and one evil?

Joe:

Positive and negative.

bb:

So in the Whitehead Crossing area, there was Rock, formerly Herman perhaps, then you, Joe, then Green Stream.

Joe:

Tom.

bb:

Tom was the name of Green Stream.

Joe:

Yes. And Bud. Bud the tree. And Blossom. A flower.

bb:

How about the insects?

Joe:

Many names in the area. Rock was unique. I was unique. Others were there[ though].

bb:

Whitehead Stream has a voice.

Joe:

Yes. The Creator.

Gene Fade (returning):

You see, Rock heard The Creator in the stream. Whitehead Stream. He heard the voice of Sinclair.

bb:

Thank you both.

 

Thoughts 02 April 26, 2012

Filed under: Toy Avatars,Uncategorized,Whitehead Crossing — baker Blinker @ 7:53 am

[joined in progress]

Gene Fade:

We see a loving Rock, a caring Rock. He loves his insects, his flowers. Then he asks them toward the end to create the tale, the cruel, twisting tale indeed, of the hard Rock, the cold Rock, the Rock who doesn’t care one hoot about the flowers and insects and trees. He does this so he’ll remember when he comes back. He comes back as Whitehead. The First.

bb:

Thanks for that, Mr. Fade.

Gene Fade:

Gene, please.

bb:

You said Sinclair created Rock in the center of the Synching Creek Designated Mystery Area, and that this was the heart of the mystery itself. Can you explain further for the viewing and reading audience? And for me as well? (smiles)

Gene Fade:

We are exploring far flung regions for ideas and thoughts and further thoughts, or Thoughts 02 (smiles in turn). A Sinclair created Rock, a loving, kind Sinclair but perhaps a smothering creator, a creator who doesn’t really understand the dimensions of the entity he created. The ramifications. Rock escapes, in short. He uses the mailbox, which Sinclair then replaces. It is Rock’s mailbox, see. Rock’s Place. Rock planted the bamboo in back to hide some of his secret projects. As the projects grew in scope and number, so did the grove. This is also your blog as a concept. Thus carcasses are hidden in the grove. It is said he murdered insects and plants but this is lie. He stashed 7 negative carcasses and 10 positive carcasses away there. The grove, however, represents the negative ones, starting at “+0/-0” — you know what I mean. That is really the first carcass. The others are pre-carcasses of sorts, existing in the negative positive realm, a kind of womb state.

bb:

So that makes sense since the grove seemed to have started growing or expanding in 2006.

Gene Fade:

Yes (pause).

bb:

So, er, in a way the house the bamboo begins to encroach upon is Carcass-7, the carcass to come.

Gene Fade:

Carcass-7 is always the carcass to come. Carcassonne.

bb:

Rock’s House is really where Rock lived. Sinclair lived elsewhere, but still in the Synching Creek Mystery Area.

Gene Fade:

Right. Rock desired independence. Then he created the rocketship as well. Rock’s Rocket.

bb:

He moved out of Sinclair’s place in 2006?

Gene Fade:

That is correct. Shortly before the start of your blog.

bb:

Of course I should probably be doing this but can you explain the carcasses, Gene? I mean, what they are?

Gene Fade:

You try. Just joking. I’ll attempt. You rest your fingers and mind. Carcasses are used up tiles created from a fusion of opposites, like matter and anti-matter. This is usually [the same as] audio and video. Opposites. Alchemy. Male and female; gold and silver. Yellow Brick Road… Silver Slippers.

bb:

I wonder what happened to Hucka D., Gene?

Gene Fade (continuing former thoughts):

The carcasses are a collection of tiles each. Billfork begins.

bb:

So, returning to Whitehead Crossing, Rock lands at Green Stream near Whitehead Crossing… crash lands, sort of like Dorothy’s house smashes into Oz near the start of the Yellow Brick Road.

Gene Fade:

The same. Whitehead Crossing is[ then] the Emerald City. Rock misses Sinclair, his creator, so he creates a tiled replica and names it Whitehead, in honor of his white mass of tangly hair. It is a tiled creation[ as well].

bb;

Interesting.

Gene Fade:

Then he hides this creation, or makes it un-tily, and establishes his true home in the Meadow — Rock’s Meadow (or Rock Meadows) — where he is later buried after a short bout with plasticidus. Rock Meadows becomes his full name. The Arena was actually called The Lyceum before the Great Lie covered it up. He *taught* the flowers, the insects, the trees, about the ultimate creator, this Whitehead, and moved him into the sky. He became Mr. Blue Skies or Blue Skies Mr.

bb:

So Rock was a religious teacher. Like Jesus. Can I say that?

Gene Fade:

He was the son of a God, perhaps The God. So it is not a false comparison.

bb:

So the tiling of Whitehead was actually the formulation of a religion built around the worship of Sinclair, an ultimate creator.

Gene Fade:

Yes.

[unjoined in progress]

 

Thoughts… April 25, 2012

Filed under: Toy Avatars,Uncategorized — baker Blinker @ 3:53 am

4/23/12:

Will probably retrieve the toys at Money Hill tomorrow to bring them to my house, specifically my basement study.

Opus 19 is a microcosm of the Marble Race (3 stages) at Billfork running alongside Billy Spring. The toys can choose to be part of this microcosm or move to the real deal. Most have chosen the microcosm, led by the newly acquired Earth Wonder buildings [see below]. Railroad must be acquired from Money Hill along norris. When will the true marble race be set up again? Will it now be in Whitehead Crossing instead of Dongoba (or Money Hill/Houston)?

Space Ghost on Opus 19. Several versions of Oz characters, army men fill in the gaps. Good ol’ army men.

—–

4/25/12:

Today the toys have been retrieved from the Money Hill alongside norris. Gene Fade has ordered all toys to return to The House for reevaluation through the newly established Toy Room (i.e., my study in the basement). I am the new Sinclair, he states. Not sure what that means but I know where he gets it. Gene Fade has almost decided to make Whitehead Crossing the home away from home for toy avatars, and to, um, [instead] entrap the energy of Billfork [and its Race] within Opus 19 for the spring and summer months to come. Preliminary pictures below… the narrow gauge rr will be added tomorrow and I’ll try to remember to take fresh photos afterwards.

Appropriate, I suppose, that Dorothy’s freshly crashed house lies at the beginning of the golden spiral centering the project. Or is that the end of the spiral? Whatever, it seems to be the place to put it, especially considering the relative heaviness of the object involved. Dorothy crash landing at the end of the golden spiral instead of the beginning… interesting.

A blue Empire State Building. Earth Wonders (buildings) have led the way toward normalization of the spiral’s energy. Earth Wonders include the Empire State Building, Egyptian pyramids, French landmarks Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower, Big Ben from London, Leaning Tower of Pisa representing Italy (you can see that to the left here), India’s Taj Mahal, and also the Statue of Liberty. Certainly fine products for the price, which cost me a mere 5 dollars in toto at the local Michaels, factoring in Edna’s 40% discount coupon.

2 rungs of the spiral. Notice Space Ghost flying just above the lower of the 2 here. The yellow submarine below him, like Oz’s similarly colored Yellow Brick Road, also seems to echo the color of the golden spiral.

Gene Fade has assigned exploring buddy Red Skeleton to be the acting manager of Operation 19, as he has come to call it.

A heavy Oz vibe continues as we move up and around the central spiral. The narrow gauge rr will be placed just behind the dancing Lion, Scarecrow, Tinman and Dorothy here, for example. The wandering cow perhaps wonders where the golden spiral ends and the golden brick road begins.

Operation 19 or Opus 19 as it is better known in this blog, appears in the following Art 10×10 collages:

http://bakerbloch.wordpress.com/category/baker-art/opus-19/

 

Whitehead Crossing Again April 23, 2012

Filed under: Herman/Frank Parks (rl parks),Toy Avatars,Whitehead Crossing — baker Blinker @ 3:44 am

Remnants of Rock’s Camp at Whitehead Crossing, where Rock, the first human toy avatar according to The Billbook, created his village of slave insects.

The Arena, where Rock, as legend has it, fought and killed a number of even larger insects such as dung beetles and praying mantises.

Rock’s meadow, with perhaps his final resting place in the foreground (Arena in background). Rock could have been named for the rocks atop his grave, if so: Rock’s Grave/Grave Rocks. His real name may have instead been Herman. But who wants to be remembered as Herman when they can be Rock instead??

Rocks’ Stone or Ledge, where he often sat and remorsed over the cruelty of his actions. Then he got over it and returned to his meadow for more killings and beatings.

Rock was a known drinker. Well known.

Path from Rock’s landing spot into Whitehead Crossing proper.

Rock ran into at least 3 of the trees pictured here when crash landing in the Whitehead Crossing area. Isn’t it obvious?

Rock hated flowers, and dug them up in some number around the area. Here we have a spared kingspear plant (yellow) and some corn speedwell (blue), I believe.

Rock’s original dwelling spot on Rock’s Beach beside Rock’s Creek, now Green Stream. It is here that Rock first began to hear the stream’s twisted and cruel tale. Rock subsequently created a twisty-turny tale for himself.

Rock may have landed near Whitehead Crossing in this ship, associated with the S.C.D.M.A. Rock House mailbox according to Hucka D. Rock may have been part dog (going along with getting a tale). A God Dog perhaps but most likely not a good dog. The tale wagged the dog.

Rock understood well the mysteries of the Green Stream as uttered by the wretched Mouth Tree.

Rock is dead. Long live flowers and insects!

 

Quick Chat… April 21, 2012

Hucka D.:

I was in the middle, eye wide open. Billfork.

bb:

Hi Hucka D. How’s it going?

Hucka D.:

Fine. And you?

bb:

Just fine. A bit stressed lately.

Hucka D.:

That’s the drugs.

bb:

Thanks.

Hucka D.:

Cut back.

bb:

OK.

Hucka D.:

Billfork now. Gene Fade is checking out the site in great detail. He has specifically requested that you finish the art work also by this name so he can also study. Can you do this?

bb:

Suppose so, Hucka D.

Hucka D.:

Make another map of the area. It is your center. Eye wide open.

bb:

So go back[ tomorrow].

Hucka D.:

Go back as much as you like.

bb:

What of norris?

[no answer]


The Billfork race track was removed just today.

 

Billfork Thoughts April 16, 2012

Visited Billfork yesterday once more and made some decisions:

Removed almost half the model train track from the vicinity, or the part formerly stored in a Billrock crevasse within a knapsack. This comprises about 19 pieces. Remaining, for now, are about 26 pieces of still connected track making up the “Billfork Core Race”, as pictured here.

Billfork, as it stands now, is about perfect as a First Stage Woodland Event. All objects are “natural” except for the train track, i.e, they come from the immediate area anyway. I’m not “littering” the forest any more than it already was. 🙂 The main, extra decision I have to make is whether to keep the Billfork Core Race up or take it down to use in other places (see below).

Billfork is a unique event in my Blue Mountain hiking so far, being perhaps a permanent outdoor art event of sorts. However, it might have evolved as far as it should go for now — the area pretty much has been scoured for objects to use in the construction and design, and besides poison ivy has started to pop out of the ground, further hindering this process. As I put it in a post below somewhere, the woods are closing up early this year because of the almost summer like heat we’ve incurred recently.

One way that Billfork can keep expanding in a sense is as a new center for toy avatar related film-making. Gene Fade certainly seems to have it at the top of his list still for a possible development site. We may get to a Gene Fade interview soon about that and other subjects — could be lots of fun.

I visited norris on an extended trip yesterday for the first time in a long while. That’s the main, other area Mr. Fade is checking out as a new “Hollywood” of toy avatar film production. In my eyes, there are two specific sites along the norris stream for this possibility, and for the possibility of another marble race at the same time, Dongoba and its several rock temples being one of ’em, and perhaps the strongest candidate (more removed from paths that people frequent; objects already in place there; perhaps more scenic location). The other site would include the Money Pot — perhaps the name of that general area is Houston, but I’m still uncertain.

The last post of the blog specifcally related to norris is this one


https://bakerblinker.wordpress.com/2012/02/18/43270/

where Hucka D., in talking about Allen Knob as First Animation, states: “It’s the original animation, period. Beyond the face off of red vs. blue, which can’t make an animation because they are going in opposite directions in time.”

Today upon my revisit to Dongoba was *very* surprised to now find a deflated green balloon to go along with the already spotted two pink ones at the location from last fall.

I immediately saw it as a potential sign — some kind of resolution of a former blockage of psychic energy in the area: a resolution of the red-blue opposition in the overall Allen Knob environment. Perhaps Allen Knob is beginning to, once more, open up for me, as TILE Creek has been so willingly doing so far this spring. Exciting times! It is a sign that GREEN STREAM has once again become super-important and ultra-relevant to current events.

—–

Gene Fade:

We are actually also looking at Whitehead Crossing for the new Center, or perhaps Dongoba and Whitehead together. Whatever the location, the first movie will probably be named “Fade to Moss”. I want it to be a veiled history of the Mossman culture in general — work on several levels at once.

bb:

What are the advantages of each location?

Gene Fade:

Safety must be a factor, since toy avatars will have to stay in the region for perhaps months at a time. We must avoid the Jonesborough Problem, where the film was delayed so long that the toys in the compound forgot what they were doing there and fell into an inanimate state before being revived by tourists Blue Feather and and his sidekick Tronesis almost a year later. We certainly don’t want that to happen again. One solution is simply to not set up such a compound.

bb:

Billfork seems perfect as a setting, and I’m not sure why you *wouldn’t* make it the location of your production center.

Gene Fade:

It’s the old problem of whether TILE Creek is the be all end all of Frank and Herman Park mythology making, or does it share the stage with others, including, perhaps primarily, Allen Knob and the surrounding, satellite regions [i.e., norris, Whitehead Crossing, etc.]. Obviously TILE Creek to me is not the be all end all. There are other locations to consider.

bb:

But toy avatars always seem to be connected to TILE Creek in some way.

Gene Fade:

All I can say is that we are studying the matter.

bb:

Can you tell us more about “Fade to Moss”, then?

Gene Fade:

We are studying the matter; I will say that we are exploring the width and breadth of the subject before engaging in any sort of straight line film-making to create a locked-in production. Our creative experiments are far reaching.

bb:

Maybe that would explain the manifestation of Stencil the Unclear in one of those last blog posts, Mr. Fade.

Gene Fade:

Yes.

bb:

Who was that?

Gene Fade:

A resident.

bb:

From Second Life?

Gene Fade (after a pause):

Yes.

bb:

Do you know of the Brainard Hole in Southwest Virginia, Mr Fade?

Gene Fade:

Only what has been written in this blog. I monitor the blog. I monitor a number of blogs. We are exploring many possibilities. I want this to be an *art* movie, not just an action-adventure movie.

bb:

I was surprised in researching for this interview that almost all of the Salad Bar Jack vehicles were short affairs under an hour, mostly of the 30 minute variety.* There’s Salad Bar Jack and the Beanstalk, Salad Bar Jack of All Trades, and, er, Salad Bar Jack Be Nimble…

Gene Fade:

A lot of ’em. But all short, yeah. We want to up it to over an hour even for the first production. I’ve also been studying the American movie tradition, which toy avatars have only recently become involved in. They have usurped, one could put it, our own tradition. Salad Bar Jack is not the hero he once was. George Clooney is probably more famous now[ for example].**

bb:

That’s kind of sad. It seems like the toy avatars couldn’t make the leap to full length movies without sacrificing the tradition they had built up.

Gene Fade:

The attention span of the Mmm’s is quite short even in comparison to yourself, so that’s the main reason for the [short] length. Mossmen have a much longer one, but the problem is there are so few of us in comparison to the Mmm’s. The vast majority of the paying customers crave instant gratification.

bb:

What about the marbles?

Gene Fade:

Geez (laughing). Marbles don’t go to the movies.

bb:

What about human avatars?

Gene Fade:

They really weren’t a part of the tradition. That’s one thing we’d like to change more. It was mostly the Mmm’s and the animal toys that watched Grassy Noll’s movies.***

bb:

Were there any important rivals to Grassy Noll[ in his day]?

Gene Fade:

None. Absolutely none. T-Bonz and I were the next biggest stars of toy avatardom after Grassy Noll simply because we were his main co-stars. He was that big.

bb:

But not any more.

Gene Fade:

Not really. It’s all changing. The Hermania Triplex changed all that. Easily reached by Mmm’s and the animals alike.

bb:

But not the marbles?

Gene Fade:

Come on. Give it up.

bb:

If you’re audience will still be primarily Mmm’s, how do you expect them to sit through movies longer than about a half an hour?

Gene Fade:

One idea is to divide the full length movie up into sections to trick them into thinking they are watching several films instead of one film. This is the standard technique at the Triplex[, for example]. Seems to really be pulling them in.

bb:

Why don’t you then start your film production company at Hermania, since there’s already an industry there of sorts and a built-in audience.

Gene Fade:

An option.

bb:

Correct me if I’m wrong, but Billfork seems a bit too far for safe travel at night by the Mmm’s.

Gene Fade:

Hadn’t really thought about that. Well, we’ll play the movies at Hermania, then, and just create them at Billfork, if we choose that option.

bb:

So I’m correct in saying that Billfork is still way out there, like freak’n Pluto.

Gene Fade (laughing):

Yeah, I know of Roostre. We’re studying a lot of things. (still laughing) Pluto, yeah.

bb:

It’s really too far out there, then.

Gene Fade:

Undecided.

bb:

That was the Jonesborough problem. The toys had to move out there and create a compound, then they forgot why they were there because of the isolation.

Gene Fade:

There’s that problem, yeah. Problem to deal with.

bb:

Where do the toy animals live?

Gene Fade:

Oh, all over the place. Mars Beach… Jupiter Beach. Midget Island.

bb:

Don’t know of that last location.

Gene Fade (continuing):

Lots in Hermania. The growth of Hermania plays a big role in all this. We thought it time to renew the interest in standard toy avatar movie fare, building upon Salad Bar Jack flicks but evolving beyond them at the same time.

bb (repeating):

Who is Stencil the Unclear?

Gene Fade:

I have some ideas.

(to be continued?)

—–

* Note: Gene Fade later said that the Salad Bar Jack movies were mostly 20-25 minutes in length.
** Note: I later learned that the Solaris remake is a big hit on screen 3 in the Hermania Triplex currently, and that’s what Mr. Fade was mainly referring to here.
*** Note: Grassy Noll is the actor who plays Salad Bar Jack.

 

“Gene Fade… April 13, 2012

Filed under: Table, The,Toy Avatars,Uncategorized — baker Blinker @ 5:46 am

… wants to start gathering movie ideas as soon as possible, Hucka… I forgot: he went home.

Gene Fade:

Yeah? Thanks.

bb:

Hi Gene. Mr. Fade.

GF:

“Fade to Moss,” a working title[ mind you].

bb:

Gene do you know Grassy? Well, of course you do. What movie ideas do *you* have?

GF:

I see me attempting to contact Karoz through the computer screen. I tap on the screen and Karoz responds but maybe doesn’t see me. He is trapped in Second Life still. Your Second Lyfe. He is not fulfilling his function[ as walker of Granddaddy Mountain]. This will combine toy avatars and Second Life avatars in one. I was there(!)

bb:

Gene, I’ve not talked to you yet through this blog.

GF:

No. I am new. But I am old[ at the same time].

bb:

How about the Billfork village or town as a setting.

GF:

People — toy avatars — will certainly want to move in. A dollhouse might be needed. More toys. I will help[ you].

bb:

But you already have a camera — certainly a start.

GF:

We will initially tell the story through photos. Like with Salad Bar Jack before.

bb:

Should we assemble a discussion panel or table?

Gene Fade:

Yes.

—–

bb:

So we’re at the table, Gene — Mr. Fade.

Gene Fade:

Gene will do. Fade will do[ as well] Mr. Fade also. But call me Bob — no, Chuck.

bb:

Chuck, eh?

GF:

Yeah. Thanks?

—–

Ethel:

We start with “Bohemian Rhapsody”. (quoting): “Mama… just killed a man”. Mama is Dorothy Gale who just killed a man called the Nome King by most. He was trying to turn into a man and almost succeeded. He was actually suppose to be a mountain all along. Turning from mountain to man killed him, or got him killed. The, “gun against his head,” (quoting again) is the egg dropped into the Nome King’s open mouth, don’t you think?

Gene Fade:

But Mama is you, Ethel. *You’re* the one who pulled the trigger and killed and threw your life away.

Ethel:

At any rate, we didn’t want that song to be used in The Table. Only the first bit, and then Fade to Moss. Fade to Black I meant.

GF:

But that was it. It faded as everyone was declaring that Dorothy should be the Queen of Oz. Queen.

Ethel:

Yeah. Stop calling me Ethel, Fred.

GF (correcting):

Fade. Ah heck, call me Chuck as well.

Ethel:

[Keep] call[ing] me Ethel as well, then.

GF:

You wanted to keep “Bohemian Rhapsody” pure and out of the mix.

Ethel:

We wanted to let it stand for what it was. We were very proud of that song. *Are* proud.

GF:

According to The Table, you are one of the top 10 groups of all time, you and your mates.

Ethel:

Thank you.

—–

Gene Fade:

So we’ve talked to Ethel and learned her limits, her tolerances to the whole Table concept.

Jack:

I am mortal[ now].

Tinseltown:

Piggyback, hehe.

Wanda:

Gladys.

Ethel:

Hope. Hope is in that Hatch.

Jack:

Thank you Ethel?

Gene Fade:

Tinseltown, I turn to you for your infinite zest and zip.

Tinseltown:

Thank you?

Gene Fade:

Bill. We must speak of The Bill.

Tinseltown:

Geez I don’t know, I don’t know. Bill WHAT?

Gene Fade:

Bill Hill. Bill Mountain. (awkward pause)

Peter:

I will take over here with a rabbit’s mouth. Heater Presents. Hell… Pluto… Mouth (he enunciates each word intently, especially the last one).

Gene Fade:

Explain.

Peter:

Weeeelll (looks at Tinseltown). Maybe Stencil Toes should explain. Over there (points to darker corner).

Stencil The Unclear (clarifying):

That’s Stencil The Unclean to you. Unclear I meant. Mean.

Gene Fade:

Why don’t you come out into the light so we can all see you Stencil.

(Stencil emerges from the black-ish corner. It’s a woman in black. Her head flickers into an eyeball and then back. Flickers in; flickers out. Quicker and quicker. The eyeball locks in. Her head is an eyeball. She looks around the room at each one of us, one after another. Gazing intently in her unblinking oneness. *As* an unblinking one-thing.)

Stencil the Unclear (after studying everyone intently):

Questions?

—–

bb:

That was weird.

Hucka D.:

That was Fade.

 

Billfork Expansion 01 April 10, 2012

Filed under: Herman/Frank Parks (rl parks),Toy Avatars,Yards Creek (CREEK) — baker Blinker @ 10:38 pm

In the past week or so, Billfork has significantly expanded to include a 2nd, lower track, with the original, upper track pieces dismantled and used in the new stage. We can call this, then, Second Stage Billfork. The following pictures depict the updates. Although I did certainly test out some marbles along this new part, I didn’t hold any type of official marble race like in stage one.

Outside the train track itself, all of the material used in Stage Two (and Stage One for that matter) come almost exclusively from the fields just above Billfork, where numerous bottles, pots, bricks, and other miscellaneous objects have been uncovered over the last several weeks.

The below picture is a detail of the lower part of the new track, including what I see in my vivid imagination, hehe, as a “village” of bricks, old jar lids, and what appears to be a former gate henge for a fence of some type. Also in this collection, slightly separated from the central configuration, are two jars and a jug with a prominent hole near its base. More on that story soon. I have no separate name for this new collection of objects yet; perhaps The Village is sufficient enough at this point. As one can see, a toy avatar (Ladybug, a pet of Salad Bar Jack fanatics Blue Feather and Tronesis) is already checking out the location, with more likely on the way.

Stage Two Billfork in its entirety. I see the rusty pipe in the foreground as a counterpart to the similarly rust covered B_Hivia in the background, acting as symbolic bookends for this stage as it were. The 2 larger objects in question were also found quite close to each other in the fields above Billfork, just on opposite sides of a fallen tree. The beginning of the Stage 2 marble track starts right in front of B_Hivia and ends somewhere along the side of the pipe most likely. The route has not been totally fixed, and I’m also still debating whether to leave the resulting, lock-in rail design up in the woods or take it down. I’ll probably make a decision this week on that subject.

Factors in the decision include possibilities of setting the race track up in another Frank/Herman Park location. Perhaps Norris now??

The Village.

This old, beat up coffee pot is one of the several objects that didn’t seem to fit into Stage Two, at least not yet.

Jars along the upper route of the race track, making another type of “community” most likely. Actually I see this as more of the center of Billfork, where the track comes closest to Billy Spring and even appears to project over top of it along a high curve.

The large, flat white rock behind the jars from the direction of the spring is the only stone imported into Billfork so far, coming from just outside its perceived boundaries.

The highest part of Stage Two. Altogether there are 14 jars employed in the new set-up, and over 30 objects total not including the 26 or so pieces of model train track.

Next up might be the making of a Gene Fade Production movie in Billfork, or at least I know that’s a strong possibility. Believe me, toy avatars are already lining up for roles despite the still sketchy nature of the project. Gene Fade has a lot of clout in the toy avatar dominion because of his co-starring roles in all those Salad Bar Jack action-adventure movies. If anyone can revive the toy avatar movie industry, it’s more likely to be Gene Fade than about anyone else I can think of, what with Grassy Noll (Salad Bar Jack himself, of course!) still being trapped in that West Virginia Wal Mart at last word.

I can’t wait. 🙂

 

Billfork Marble Race March 30, 2012

Filed under: Herman/Frank Parks (rl parks),Toy Avatars,Yards Creek (CREEK) — baker Blinker @ 5:17 am

3/29/12, Billfork, Herman Park

Contestants:

Little Red, Big Red (Reds team)
White, Blue (Others team)

Details of track.

The Woe Hole (lower center), where perhaps at least 1 marble was lost just today.

Whole thing from start to finish.

Let’s begin!

Part 1: Big Red and Little Red

Part 2: Little Red and Big Red

Part 3: White and Blue

Part 4: Blue and White

Part 5: White vs. Little Red

Part 6: Little Red vs. White

Part 7: Big Red vs. Blue

Part 8: Big Red vs. Blue, II

Part 9: Blue vs. Big Red

Part 10: Blue vs. Little Red

Part 11: Little Red vs. Blue

Part 12: Big Red vs. Little Red (encore)

Ultimate meaning? Probably big to little.