BigBongBBlog / Reality Update

'They who can assimilate the past, can synthesize the nowww, they who can synthesize the nowww can maximize the potential of the future'
                                                                         Quote = Eric Blair +

First up webstuff = all sublinks open a new w window

webgreetings Dear Linear Scholar,

First time here? If so, first thing you need to know is that we been bumped up at a pause point for a couple of years now, wwwaiting for the Law to change and the next thing you need to knowww is that Big Bong Reality has been Updated Monthly for *at least* the One Hundred and Twenty Third time since September 1995. (Over 10 web years old, as for how many actual "Realty Updates" written in a decade and uploaded 'in between' the 123 monthlies? Dunno, except that its way way more than 420 ;O)--~

Historically speaking, this reality update feature was one of the main clauses written into the contract I signed (with I.R.C.S.A) for the first BigBong website  Clause = Author (that's me) to supply a reality update every 2 weeks for duration of contract (2 years) - which I did, they figured (rightly) that without me to write fresh words, the Big Bong web site wouldn't be a 'proper" website. In late 97 when the contract was finished and I.R.C.S.A decided to step aside, I kept the reality update going and have never missed upgrading this page, which, I suppose makes this one of the longest running blogs on the web, of course, I write way way way more words per month than what you can see in here - most of the heavy duty blogging I do/have done is viewable at the teXt-files, I digress - mostly to illustrate the continuity nightmare that blogging can create when a 'first timer' hits a blog and all the information on display requires prior knowledge.....

METAphorically the Big Bong web construct can be likened to a solar powered space craft, each sail is made of <html> shaped in such a way so as to powwwer the web construct through cyber space, kinda like a sailing ship through the ocean. Since powering up the webcam can be likened to firing up the 'prime thruster' of a rocket ship and since the BBt-PPP Cyber Capsule was designed to only light up the prime thruster at the start of construction and since there are so many sails powwwering the BBt-PPP, it has made sense to let the 'good ole' BBt-PPP Cyber Capsule voyage blurbingly along its eccentric tangent towards materialization at a future point in space and time whilst I went else web to construct other smaller more maneuverable constructs powwwered almost entirely by web cam imagery, portals originally designed as tug boats for the BBt-PPP which were designed to morph into 'retro rockets' with the passing of time.

Thus you know some of the wwwhy why this page morphed into an elseweb portal page over the last few trips round the sun, a book markable sign post page that is never more than a "mouse click" away from wwwhere-ever the wwwords are being wwwoven in the now.

Thing is, that I never set out to become a Big Bong builder or a Cannabis Law Reform Activist, I set out to become a writer and as you can imagine dear linear scholar, after such a long time of not being able to manifest all of the myriad requirements that obstacle me in reality you would think I would be some what discouraged, not so, I mean, I knew from the instant that I had the idea that actually building Bongzilla (my nick name for the Big Bong Peace Pipe) was going to be somewhere the other side of highly impossible.

Thing is, I am not discouraged, because no matter how impossible building a 420 foot high Big Bong Peace Pipe looks in December of 2005, it is definitely and significantly less impossible now than when I first had the idea on the 29th of June 1994, not to mention the fact that the writer/artist in me has had plenty of outlet weaving what amounts to an entire sector of cyber space, which is why, when all is said and done, I am not discouraged by Bongzilla being bumped up at this pause point, not when there is so much happening in the real world of my highly subjective reality ;O)--~

2005... the start of the calendar year that ends my first decade online... yeah, this time ten years ago I was typing up the manuscript  that ultimately became the novel this entire webspace is constructed around on a 386 with 4 MB of RAM. Internet was a word I had heard on television whilst 'back packing' in the U.S.A (91-94), of course, I had been reading about global computer networks in science fiction novels since I learnt how to read, but 'reading about' and 'writing with-in' are entirely different things, which loopingly brings me to the main point of this word assembly, the "weblog" component of this December Reality Update =  BBacktracking a bit = In September I organized the "Nimbin  sector" of the Global FREE MARC EMERY PROTEST, a protest that is still 'active' as I write this, so do bookmark it and keep it in mind dear linear scholar. I dint take the BigBongMobile down for the FME as promised - instead I went into action on the - which was a delightful change and so much easier than 'spending favours' to borrow a trailer and tow vehicle. The FME was a nonviolent peaceful affair and all European linear scholars ought keep their eyes on ARTe as there was a documentary crew in Nimbin that weekend and they recorded the event. Both the mobile and the 'stump' have been planted with seeds struck on the August moon and the video images of the BigBongMobile @ Mardigrass 2005 in the BIG-MOVIES Sector at are proving more popular as each month goes by and last but by no means least, check out the webspace I built for a good friend of mine... Pot-Art-Tattoo, I won't be entering, I'll be helping judge it! >> and thus - calendar-ish-ly -  we find ourselves at the end of 2005, the end of yet another year of 'not' building the Big Bong Peace Pipe. There is some good news on the 'movie side of things'. As all linear scholars will be aware, the novel upon which the movie is to be based starts out with a hitch hiker being picked up by a 1921 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost. When I wrote the novel 10 + years ago, I picked a 'Sliver Ghost' to star in the book and the movie for lots reasons, the first of which was that my uncle owned the exact car described in the novel and I knew he wasn't going to be selling it. What I didn't count on was that Mathilda - that's the name of the car- would  be off the road from March 1997 till December 2005 getting first an entire repaint and then her engine rebuilt. Sure I could have hired another 'similar' Rolls or rewritten the script to feature a different car, but - and it's a big but- I love Mathilda almost as much as my uncle does and there is no way I was (or am) going to make a movie with out her, plus I figured that when she came out of the workshop that she would look and sound even prettier than she was when I wrote the novel. I mention this because now she is back on the road and thus one of the BIGGEST obstacles has been surmounted. Filming of Mathildas segment is scheduled for early 2006 by the way. Yep, the plan for the first part of 2006 is to make the 'first part of the movie' which acts as the 'promo' for the reality construction of the movie set of the Big Bong Peace Pipe. This promo movie will run 'visually' very close to the novel and will end at Chapter 8. What I mean by 'visually' close to the novel is that the basic plot line, hitch hiker picked up by rolls, dropped off at small party that turns into a BIG PARTY will be adhered to, what won't be the same is the words the characters say, the names of the characters and some other things, things I don't know about yet, things that I will have to change once I start making the changes. How good is this news dear linear scholar? I would be extremely excited if it wasn't for the fact that I am only all too well aware that there is many a slip twixt cup and lip >> and nowww, having run out of stuff to talk about and link to for this month, the only thing left to tell you at this point in cyber space and time dear linear scholar is ... maybe I'll catch you in the BBt-PPP Chat Room...

till next



P.S. the sound you "might be hearing" is a snippet from The Man in the Dark Sedan by Snakefinger and the Residents.

P.S.S Did you hear about the arrest for the cultivation of the Cannabis Plants that were to have been the focus of the 2001 webshow?



Scene of the first Big Bong WebShow. April 1996
The Big Bong Shop on the corner of Cleveland and Abercrombie Streets
 Surrey Hills Sydney Australia. .