"Words Worth Savings"

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"This is, again, a draft (2/19: NOT a draft now!), but I think I have enough in place to work on an interpretation, at least in a preliminary way. So let's bring in Hucka D. again to help. Hucka?"

Hucka D.:

You start.

bb:

OK. The last thing I added to the collage was the Rydal waterfall in the center. At first I only had an enlarged "campfire" there, which I think stands for a portal, Hucka D.

Hucka D.:

You found it on the shore of Rydal Water. The photographer didn't know what to make of it. You saw it as a potential portal symbol, and saved the picture. It has paid off. Congratulations.

bb:

But then I added Wordsworth's gravestone, curiously mirroring the top shape of the rock structure toward the bottom of the collage draft, beside the bottom of the waterfall now. But I have the feeling that the gravestone, or Wordsworth's presence perhaps, opens up this water portal, which I originally planned as a fire portal, like the one in the Bar Harbor sim, potentially.

Hucka D.:

It didn't turn out that way, though, huh? Water instead of fire. Wordsworth.

bb:

Let's move to the beginning of the collage structure now. The first element added to the base photograph, which is a scene from Rydal Water again, is an album cover of Burl Ives called "Songs of Ireland", released in 1958 by Decca.

Hucka D.:

Then one and only one corner of the album was removed for the second move of the collage game. This exposed the Rydal Water photography underneath it.

bb:

I had already started a different Wheeler #9 collage before this, also using a Rydal scene.

Hucka D.:

That base may still be used for another collage. Jasper.

bb:

Anyway, I believe I immediately made the association between this photograph and the scene on Burl Ives' album. I thought it could work together. Stone walls obviously, but also the colors were similar. I was originally attracted to the Burl Ives' album, which I've had stored on my computer for several years now, because of the very red haystacks. This was also an inspiration to use it in a new collage, since the haystack image has come up again in the Wheeler series [collage #6].

Hucka D.:

It's the stone wall that unites the Ireland landscape in the album cover and the Rydal landscape. That one wall. And the removed corner exposes the rock structure that has the same shape as the Wordsworth gravestone. The gravestone could not have been introduced into the collage later on unless that was exposed.

bb:

There's a similar rock jut at the bottom left hand corner of the album cover as well. (pause) So this probably brings us to the Hunt City sign. As it turns out, the Hunt City sign in the picture (unaltered from its original web dimensions), the one at the city limits I assume, is basically the same length as the height of the corner piece removed from the album. The *second* part of that sign, where it says "Home of Burl Ives", is the same length as the *width* of that same corner piece.

Hucka D.:

You forgot to mention that when you trimmed down the album cover of the excesses on each side and at the bottom, you were able to deduce that the actual cover itself -- the only version of this cover you were able to find online -- is about 512x512 pixels. This may, then, related it to the base parcel of Second Life, which is 512 square meters. And also the square sim itself, which is 256x256 meters, or half 512.

bb:

Right, exactly. This has something to do with a sim... the album cover is a sim. Today I have to carefully measure the cut out and the related Hunt City sign to further clarify the situation.

Hucka D.:

We have more to talk about concerning this collage for certain. Parrots... SL tie ins... and the Monster number. Monstrous Moonshine.

bb:

Thank you.

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