CALCIUM RITUAL CHALKING. Chapter 56.

The right mitten of Plush rubbed the honey-wax disk percussively in backward and forward motions, while QUICKLY lifting the stylus-needle out of, and dropping it back into a groove-path somehwere else within the spiral dance. Like a night-scene from a miniature urban construction camp. The manipulation of the disks and the calendrical languages encoded and pressed into them comes across like one hand clapping for just a brief second or a persistent prod, a horizontal poking action with the hands, wrist, elbow and shoulder. A hammering of staccato like rhythms – pulling his own shoulder and arm into a lurching movement, often on beat with the tone-arms movement. The “BEE HERE” goggles that provided Plush with a third-person platform – AQUARIUM SPACE, also helped Plush attenuate the audio-sensory apparatus to a more refined feeling out of – and into – the ears for a change. Plush was growing himself new ears and listening into other worlds.

A fiber optic -coral – cable connected Plush with the Alturntable via a face-mask covering his nose and mouth, that monitored his heart and lung activity, eventually synchronizing the respiratory and blood management systems with the altable working. Producing bio-riddimic F-E-E-D-B-A-C-K. Percy walks through the garage door carrying a bright red sack a sack with the words “quicklime movies” printed in bold applewhite text, his face already marvelling at the swaying and sensual dance of Plush at the ALTABLE, gathering our history’s back, road testing the technology.

“Chalks” Plush said, all of a sudden, breaking the 3 minute silence.
“Chalks?” Percy replied, crouching near the backwall, busy scrawling coxeter graphs with his assortment of limestone crayons and calcite devices he uses for marble finnishes, and spezzazo graff.

Plush’s resiliant skin flashed green-lozenge, like mottled lime peel whenever the altable lights flickered up onto his face, revealing his chlorophyll complexion, thought Percy, tackling the SU7 group of crystallagraphic structures. Almost like a crocodile green, he went on, but smoother like velvet, almost like the indelible Swamp Hulk. Percy smiled.

“Ch all ksss” Plush chanted aloud, turning 180 degrees to the left and then to right, like the way Theolonious Sphere Monk used to spin, looking up 120 degrees above the horizon. Swaying, maybe holding a sacred breath?

“Len tic u lar!” Plush said slowly, with a sense of pax. Half communicating with an extraterrestrial cuttlefish within his aquarium about Iridophore plates: shells composed of tiny, calcium carbonate plates called “coccoliths”, a term coined by Thomas Huxley and Coccolithophorids roughly translating into English as (“round-stone-bearers”). (See end NOTES and wiki links).

Mike walked methodically over to where Plush stood and presented him with the modified saxophone mouthpiece to try out, while noticing the luminous beads of salted sodium crystals dripping down the side of his now minted playhouse face. Percy gazes across the garage space at Mike’s hands, they’re surrounded by the exoskeletal lattice, reaching out approximately 6 inches in all directions and supporting the G-matrix membrane suit which Percy had designed and built this last year based largely upon the modified genetic engineering and biomimicry studies of the cuttlefish and some of the newer Cybertectural extensions of geodesic and dymaxion design science principleslike thise developed by the master – R. Buckminster Fuller.

“Orthosis is a device which attaches to a limb, so now the MPHDJ suit behaves like a total Orthosis skin and it proves that i know what i am doing.” said Percy, drawing patterns in the airspace spinning around his head with his drumstick wand brushyamacallit.

“And now the teleportation out of my skin, and into a new skin, skin up! so mote it be.” Percy chanted after spinning in several circles, stepping out in many directions and making elaborate hand-sign language. Not unlike breakdancing and sign-language nurturing a new ideogramic love child.

“Gypsum megacrystals of Naica. DNA delivery systems. Aragonite. The limestone cowboys calling CaCO3 Rock marble limousine. Mini coccolithophores to White Cliffs and blooming satale-light pics. Cuttlebones and human bones. Whitewash. Calcareous Nannoplankton. Quicklime Apple Flash. Calcium Oxide: mortar. Calcareous endoskeleton made of corals-coats. Bio-Rock. Seacrete! both Calcium carbonate. CHalking of of the altables running on chalk man.” Plush said, avoiding verse. Still putting it all together, temporarily in a strange new way, Mike thought.

“I may see what you are chalking about, but now the levels of magnitude and orders of abstraction leave me oscillating in chaosmos, Plush. The Third person platform gameplay confuses some of my thoughts” Percy said, in admiration of the de-patterning results.

“Your most probably right there, Percy, what you say, yeah, i feel my activities and experiences racing along so quickly, i can hardly catch them to drop an anchor, ya know?” Plush said, with an unsure look about him, rather unsure, yes, for the first time this evening, uncertain about why he was continuing this historical altable ritual in an old garage, as some book-lung gills quivered like 100 vaginas in a glass cabinet under the stairs, was this worth it? Plush thought.

“Even your backbone is mostly made up from a mixtur between chalk and marble in some sense. Ha,” shrugged plush, now smiling again at the interconnection of these things. Percy peers over Plush’s elbow to sneak a better view of the dexterous finger work and palm skidds displayed upon the honey-wax disks revolving upon the altable.

Plush touched his thumb to his ring finger, drawn a deep breath and made a human five pointed pentagram, his face like that of a petty thief upon a cross.

-Fly.

NOTES:

Batches of pigmented plaster (ground alabaster or gypsum) modified with animal glue are applied to molds, armatures and pre-plastered wall planes in a manner that accurately mimics natural stone, breccia and marble. In one technique, veining is created by drawing strands of raw silk saturated in pigment through the plastic mix. Another technique involves trowelling on several layers of translucent renders and randomly cutting back to a previous layer to achieve colour differential similar to jasper. When dry, the damp surface was pumiced smooth, then buffed with a linen cloth impregnated with Tripoli, a siliceous rottenstone, and charcoal; finally it was buffed with oiled felt; beeswax was sometimes used for this purpose. Because the colours are integral to the plaster, the pattern is more resistant to scratching than with other techniques, such as painting on wood.– http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scagliola

Calcium carbonate is a chemical compound with the chemical formula CaCO3. It is a common substance found as rock in all parts of the world, and is the main component of shells of marine organisms, snails, and eggshells. Calcium carbonate is the active ingredient in agricultural lime, and is usually the principal cause of hard water. — http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calcium_carbonate

“Like many phytoplankters, coccolithophorids can form immense blooms – in this case, the blooms are so distinctive, they can be seen from satellite pictures. When the coccoliths from these blooms settle down to the ocean floor, they create thick deposits which, through geological processes, form chalk – including chalk used for classroom chalkboards! The famous white cliffs of Dover, in southern England, are the result of Coccolithophorid blooms and coccolith deposits. — http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coccolith

“sewage treatment to reduce acidity, to harden, as a flocculant, and to remove phosphates and other impurities; in paper making to dissolve lignin, as a coagulant, and in bleaching; in agriculture to improve acidic soils; and in pollution control, in gas scrubbers to desulfurize waste gases and to treat many liquid effluents. It has traditionally been used in the burial of bodies in open graves, to hide the smell of decomposition, as well as in forensic science, to reveal fingerprints. It is a refractory and a dehydrating agent and is used to purify citric acid, glucose, dyes and as a CO2 absorber. It is also used in pottery, paints and the food industry. Furthermore, quicklime is used in epidemics, plagues, and disasters to disintegrate bodies in order to help fight the spread of disease. CaO is a key ingredient in the nixtamalization process used to create corn hominy and masa or tortilla dough. In ancient India, before the discovery of soap, it was mixed with sand and used to clean ones body, while it was also used to build houses. — http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quicklime

“Changing color: Cuttlefish are photochromic, and are sometimes referred to as the chameleon of the sea because of their remarkable ability to rapidly alter their skin color at will. Their skin flashes a fast-changing pattern as communication to other cuttlefish and to camouflage them from predators. This color-changing function is produced by groups of red, yellow, brown, and black pigmented chromatophores above a layer of reflective iridophores and leucophores, with up to 200 of these specialized pigment cells per square millimeter. — http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cuttlefish

“Calcium concentration in natural seawater is about 420 ppm[4]. When used for this purpose, lime water is also referred to as “Kalkwasser”. Lime water, or some variation of it, is also used in tanning and making parchment. The lime is used as a dehairing agent based on its alkaline solution.[5] — http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lime_water

“Luciferase is a generic name for enzymes commonly used in nature for bioluminescence. The name itself is derived from Lucifer, which means light-bearer. The most famous one is firefly luciferase (EC 1.13.12.7) from the firefly Photinus pyralis. In luminescent reactions, light is produced by the oxidation of a luciferin (a pigment), sometimes involving Adenosine triphosphate (ATP). The rates of this reaction between luciferin and oxygen are extremely slow until they are catalyzed by luciferase, often mediated by the presence of calcium ions (an analog of muscle contraction)[1]. – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luciferase

“It’s a bit like something out of the famous sci-fi horror movie Alien. Before they have even hatched, cuttlefish embryos can peer out of their eggs and spot potential prey. It is the first time any animal has been shown to learn visual images before they are born. Ludovic Dickel and his colleagues at the University of Caen Basse-Normandy, France, made the discovery by placing crabs alongside cuttlefish eggs in a series of laboratory tanks. — http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/7435757.stm

“A recently-discovered modern gastropod that lives near deep-sea hydrothermal vents illustrates the influence of both ancient and modern local chemical environments: its shell is made of aragonite, which is found in some of the earliest fossil molluscs; but it also has armor plates on the sides of its foot, and these are mineralised with the iron sulfides pyrite and greigite, which had never previously been found in any metazoan but whose ingredients are emitted in large quantities by the vents. — http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gastropod

“Whitewash, or calcimine, kalsomine, or calsomine is a very low cost type of paint made from slaked lime (calcium hydroxide) and chalk (whiting). Various other additives have also been used. — http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lime_water

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