THE 34TH DAY T MINUS TWENTY-FOUR: BOAT FIRE TRAGEDY MYSTERY DEEPENS, HURRICANE DORIAN WEAKENS TO CATEGORY TWO AND OTHER TIDBITS FROM ACROSS THE REALM

ONE, SEARCH AND RESCUE OPERATIONS ALLEGEDLY SUSPENDED AS OF THIRD SEPTEMBER TWO-THOUSAND NINETEEN [LA TIMES ARCHIVE].

TWO, MARINE BIOLOGIST REPORTED AMONG THE DECEASED [LA TIMES ARCHIVE].

THREE, APPEARS THAT DECEASED INCLUDE EXCLUSIVE LIST OF PASSENGERS ON SCUBA VESSEL CONCEPTION REPORTEDLY SET AFIRE, UNKNOWN ORIGIN AT PRESENT, AND AT SUCH TIME THOSE PASSENGERS WERE REPORTED TO HAVE BEEN ASLEEP BELOW DECK AND/OR TRAPPED BELOW DECK DUE TO ONE OR MORE LOCKED DOORS TO THE UPPER LEVELS AND ONE OR MORE PLAUSIBLY LOCKED ESCAPE HATCHES THAT IF OPENED MAY HAVE SAVED THE LOT.

FOUR, THE VESSEL CONCEPTION HAS ODD HISTORY OF MARITIME ERRORS, AS EXHIBITED IN PHOTO FROM UNKNOWN SOURCE AT TOP, CLAIM THAT CONCEPTION RAN AGROUND NEAR PORT ARGUELLO LIGHTHOUSE ON OR ABOUT SOUTHERN END OF VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE IN RECENT PAST. POSSIBLY OTHER INCIDENTS.

FIVE, BIZARRE AND EMBARRASSINGLY TRAGIC CREW CONDUCT, AS REPORTED, WITH NO APPARENT EFFORT TO SAVE PASSENGERS FOLLOWING ABRUPT ABANDON SHIP THAT DID INCLUDE CAPTAIN ALONG WITH FOUR OTHERS OF CREW CLAIMED SIX IN NUMBER WITH ONE CREW MEMBER POSSIBLY AMONG THE MISSING AND DECEASED. THIS DOES LEAD TO PLAUSIBLE SCENARIOS OF PURPOSEFUL NEGLIGENCE THAT ARE PROBABLY BEING INVESTIGATED OR PURSUED AT PRESENT BY UNKNOWN LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENTS.

SIX, VESSEL WITH ALLEGED ROUTE AROUND THE PERIMETER OF SANTA CRUZ ISLAND, PRESUME WITH NEAR CERTAINTY SCUBA LOCATIONS IN THE SHALLOW WATERS OFF THE ISLAND NOT FAR FROM THE BOAT, WHICH AT TIME OF CAPSIZE REPORTED TWENTY TO FORTY YARDS OFFSHORE WITHIN REASONABLE SWIMMING DISTANCE.

SEVEN, WHAT EXACTLY THE MARINE BIOLOGIST WAS DOING ONBOARD IS NOW OF THE HIGHEST INTEREST. POSSIBLY RELATED TO OWNER(S) OF THE CONCEPTION. LOS ANGELES TIMES DOES NOT MAKE THIS CLEAR BUT DOES IMPLY THAT IS THE CASE.

EIGHT, NEARBY VESSEL GRAPE ESCAPE REPORTEDLY IN SHOCK AT ARRIVAL OF FIVE ALL MALE CONCEPTION CREW IN LIFE RAFT AT SOME POINT AFTER THE FIRE HAD BECOME TERMINAL. REPORTS FURTHER DESCRIBE GRAPE ESCAPE AS SIXTY-FOOT FISHING BOAT AND PERSONAL CRAFT OF COUPLE WHO UPON SUBSEQUENT NAVIGATION TO THE DOOMED CONCEPTION ABOUT TWO-HUNDRED YARDS AWAY WERE UNABLE TO FIND ANY FURTHER SURVIVORS AND REPORTEDLY DID NOT RESCUE ONE SINGLE PASSENGER.

NINE, GRAPE ESCAPE COUPLE REPORTED TO HAVE HEARD AND PLAUSIBLY OBSERVED EXPLOSIONS ONBOARD CONCEPTION.

TEN, WHAT DID WE LEARN? THIRTY-FOUR PEOPLE DID APPEAR TO PERISH ON LABOR DAY TWO-THOUSAND NINETEEN IN THE IMMEDIATE VICINITY OF SANTA CRUZ ISLAND, OSTENSIBLY LOCATED IN THE JURISDICTION OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA, WHERE MANY THINGS ARE NOT RIGHT. AMONG THEM, THIS VERY STORY.

ELEVEN, WHO OR WHAT IS ON AND ABOUT SANTA CRUZ ISLAND? BLACKROCK, GOOGLE, ALIBABA, DOW CHEMICAL, JP MORGAN CHASE, THE PRITZKER ORGANIZATION, AND ERSTWHILE OBAMA-ERA BUREAUCRATS, TO START. NOT THE MOST FRIENDLY LOT, UNDERSTATE, TO THE PEDDLING AND MEDDLING MIDDLE CLASS LEISURE SEEKERS PRESUMABLY THE EXCLUSIVE CLIENTELE OF SUCH A VESSEL AS THE CONCEPTION, WHICH MAY OR MAY NOT HAVE BEEN OPERATED BY AN OUTFIT CALLED TRUTH AQUATICS.

TWELVE, WHAT MA Y BE LURKING AT THE DEPTHS OUR DOOMED SCUBA DIVERS DID FREQUENT IN THE VICINITY? WHAT MAY BE DESCRIBED AS [REDACT], HOWEVER THAT IS TO SAY WE MAY NEVER OFFICIALLY KNOW WHAT MAY OR MAY NOT HAVE BEEN STUMBLED UPON BUT WE WILL TELL YOU HERE SOME LIKELY, MORE OR LESS, SCENARIOS THAT MAY INCLUDE THE RECOVERY OF REMAINS OF ARCHAEOLOGICAL SIGNIFICANCE THAT, AGAIN, MAY OR MAY NOT BE ANCIENT.

THIRTEEN, THE GREAT UNDERSEA CABLE NETWORK OF THE PACIFIC OCEAN HAS AS YET BEEN UNMENTIONED HEREUPON IN LIEU OF THE MORE PROXIMAL ATLANTIC, AND THE MOST CERTAIN DOCKING POINTS OF THAT PACIFIC NETWORK ARE TO BE FOUND UP UPON IN THE PORT OF LOS ANGELES, INTER ALIA, AND WE DO SUGGEST THERE ARE MANY MORE THAN A HANDFUL OF DOCKS NOT ON THE BOOKS IN THE VICINITY OF THE CHANNEL ISLANDS OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA. THAT DOES INCLUDE PERSONAL TRIBUTARIES THAT MA Y OR MA Y NOT BE FOUND ENTERING AND EXITING THE BEDROCK OF SANTA CATALINA ISLAND SOME WAYS AWAY THAT ARE IN FACT OF THE TYPE FOUND THEREABOUT SANTA CRUZ ISLAND. LOS ANGELES INDEED THE FILM CAPITAL OF THE WORLD OR SOMETHING SUCH LIKE, PLEASE DO FILL IN THE BLANKS ON YOUR OWN, DEAR READER, SUMMER VACATION IS OFFICIALLY OVER. FROM ABOVE, A NOTE ON PROPOSED FIDGET PATHS FOR UNDERSEA CABLES CIRCA TWO-THOUSAND SIXTEEN,

FOURTEEN, THIRTY-THREE IS THE MAGIC NUMBER, BUT THIRTY-FOUR IS THE MAGIC NUMBER PLUS ONE MORE, ONE ABOVE, AND AS BELOW, MARKS OF THE [REDACT] THINGS, INDEED YOU ALREADY KNOW, THE WORDS THE THING ITSELF THAT MAKES THE THING RETURN AGAIN TO MUSH AND MYSTERY, INDEED MORE CONCRETE WHEN IT HATH BEEN ALREADY DECREED, AS SEEN IN THE ONE AND TWO BELOW, ONE ABOVE AT MARK TWO, FIRST THE MESSAGE OF THE DAY, THIRTY-THREE FATALITIES, THIRTY-THREE DECREED THE ORDER OF THE DAY,

FIFTEEN, DESPITE THIRTY-FOUR FIRST AT THE FORE, MARK THE TIME AND DATE BELOW, SOME TIME BEFORE, LABOR DAY CATASTROPHE MARK THIRTY-FOUR,

SIXTEEN, MORE NUMBERS, ONE BELOW, PERHAPS THE ONE OFF TWO-THIRDS ALONE, AND THE MOST EGREGIOUS ONE OVERSIGHT OF BIG FIVE MEDIA THUS FAR IN FAILURE TO SET FORTH WHO IS, AND WHAT WAS, THE ENTITY SO NAMED WORLDWIDE DIVING ADVENTURES, AS BELOW, THE PURPORTED TRIP PRICE AS PER LOCAL CALIFORNIA CBS AFFILIATE,

SEVENTEEN, THIRTY-FOUR DEGREES NORTH, AT SOME MINUTES AND SOME SECONDS THEREABOUT MARKS THE DEATH OF THIRTY-FOUR HUMAN BEINGS, THAT STORY DID BECOME THE FOCUS OF MANY MILLIONS OR BILLIONS OF MINDS FOR A SHORT TIME, THAT COMES AND GOES AS BROUGHT TO US BY FIVE MAJOR MEGA INTERNATIONAL CORPORATIONS, THE SYNDICATE IN CONTROL OF SYNDICATION ACROSS ALL CHANNELS, ALL MEDIA AND THEN SOMETHING PLUS MORE, BUT NOT ALL BY A HAIR, INSOFAR AS WE KNOW OR WE CARE, TO ELUCIDATE FURTHER THESE THINGS INDEED ALREADY KNOWN TO MANY IF NOT AT ALL, IF NOT IN FULL, THEN IN TERMS CLOSE ENOUGH, TOO FEW ABOVE ALL, FOR WHOM THE STARS ABOVE MORE THAN JUST HISTORY OF NAVIGATION GUIDE LIGHTS, FOR WHOM WITHIN THOSE VERY FEW SOME DO INDEED ATTRIBUTE CAUSE AND EFFECT TO THE THINGS UP ABOVE, WHERE THEY ARE OR ARE NOT, FOLLOWING WHAT BOOK REMAINS UNKNOWN, THAT IS THOUGHT BY DIALECTICAL ACTION WITH THE EARTH UNDERNEATH TO DICTATE WHEREUPON AND WHEN ACTION OR NOT AT THIS AND THAT VERY SPOT, MORE POWER TO THEE, SO THOUGHT, SO NAMED, FOR SOME ACT OF THEURGY MOST PROFANE, THE PLAY MUST GO ON IN THE EVER-PRESENT BLACK SWAN, THIS ONE ACROSS THE NATION AT NORTH THIRTY-FOUR DEGREES NORTH, WITH FIRE AT THE WEST AND WATER AT THE EAST, WHILST DORIAN STANDSTILL BECOME MOST CURIOUS BEAST, BEYOND ALL MODELS AND PREDICTIONS OF LINE EAST AND WEST, WING OF THE THING GLANCE BLOW JUST ONE BIT FROM RIGHT THERE OVER NORTH TWENTY-FIVE, ATOP DELUVED BAHAMAS CASUALTIES THUS FAR NUMBERED AT ONLY FIVE, RATHER PERHAPS FIFTY OR MORE, FIVE FIRST NOTE MSM AT THE START OF THE EASTERN HURRICANE SCORE, FIVE AT FIRST IN TEXAS AS WELL, NEWS BOTTOM LINE ODESSA IN TWO INDEED GONE TO HELL, THEN TO SEVEN THE FINAL COUNT AT STORY’S CLOSING BELL, STILL MISSING A THREE, WHEREUPON WIDTH FIVE AND SEVEN THEN UPON THE GATES OF MYSTERY, ACT FOLLOWS ON TO THIRTY-FOUR OR THIRTY-THREE AT THE WEST, AS ABOVE, THEN BACK TO SETTLE ON THIRTY-FOUR GONE DOWN BELOW, FROM CONCEPTION TO GHOST, THE ACT OF THE STORY UPON THIS DAY, THE STORY OF NONE THAT WE DID KNOW, REST IN PEACE, AND DO STAY TUNED TO WHERE DORIAN AT THE EAST FALLS ON LAND, AND WONDER NOT IF TO BE FOUND INDEED THE HIDDEN HAND, NOT JUST IN WHAT COMES AND GOES IN PRESSURES OF HIGHS AND LOWS, MANY YEARS THE CONCERN OF HIGHEST LEVEL FOR WEAPONS TRAFFICK FLOWS, WUNDER WEAPONS OF WEATHER CONTROL START WITH A GRADIENT OF HEAT APPLIED, FROM WHATEVER SOURCE LONG AGO THE HIGHEST SECRET OF FORCE MULTIPLIED, RADAR RADIATIONS OR WHATEVER HEATS THE SKY TO MOVE AIR AND WATER BY ATMOSIS, BY AND BY, WORLD A HECK, YEA WE KNOW, TREATIES AND THAT FROM LONG AGO ABOVE VIETNAM, SCI-FI FUTURE DYSTOPIAN STILL, HEAR TO STAY AND NOT ONE OF US DOES INDEED GIVE A HECK IF YOU BELIEVE WHAT WE GOT TO SAY, THINGS BE REAL AND SCARY, BIG SCARE, JUST SAY YEA ITS TRUE, PRINCIPLE IS THERE, THEN GO ABOUT YOUR DAY WITHOUT A FURTHER CARE, IF CLOUDS LOOK STRANGE AND ACT STRANGER STILL, ALWAYS A CHANCE ITS [REDACT] THERE TO SAY WE UP OVER THERE ON THAT HILL, DON’T COME LOOKIN’, WE’LL FIND YOU, HENCE SKY AROUND HERE NICE, SAFE AND BLUE, BUT WHEN THE COAST IS GREY STAY FAR, FAR AWAY, WHEN QUICK BLUE TO DARK LOOK UPON DATE FOR A OR THE MISSING SPARK, THE CHESS IS REAL WITH LEVELS MORE COMPLEX THAN THERE IS TIME TO KNOW, RATHER BUILT-IN HUMAN SENSE ALREADY HAS US SET-PIECE AND FORE WHERE TO GO, WE HUMANS BIGGIE BABY PART OF THAT MOST AWESOME FLOW, MANY MORE WORDS KEPT BACK FOR NEED OF HIGHER LANGUAGE BEYOND TIME COME AND GO, HERE IN-PART IN THE LANGUAGE THAT WE ALL DO INDEED KNOW, BLINK TWO-EYE, AND WATCH OUT FOR THOSE WHO DON’T BLINK, WHO ARE FEW WITH CHIP IN TOW FORE SIMULACRA BIG THINK, FOR WANT OF LIKE THE DEMI URGE, TO RULE FROM ABOVE IN STEALTH SUCH LIKE FROM LANDS BEYOND, NOT SO FOR ALL STILL RIGHT HERE AMONG US NOW, REVELATION OF THE METHOD AND THE BURROW NAME WHAT FEARED MOST FROM THE BAETYL HOW, HERE ALL ALONG IN ONE THE SAME FORM, THE ARCHIVE, THEN AND NOW, YES INDEED, THE COMING STORM.

THE 34TH DAY T PLUS THIRTEEN-TWELVE: THE WEST WALL

ABOVE, LOOKING DOWN INTO THE VERDANT GORGE BELOW. MORE TO SEE THAN MEETS THE EYE, WALKABOUT LEFT AND RIGHT, LINES OF SIGHT EYE THE NEXT LAYER DEEPER INTO THE GREAT BEYOND, STILL UNDISCOVERED COUNTRY IN THE GREATEST EXTENT A COUNTRY UNDISCOVERED. UNTIL NOW. STAY TUNED TO THE NORTH AT THE RIGHT, NOW LOOK UP AT THE LABYRINTH OF CLIFFS UPON THE SKY,

SOME ARE SHEAR,

OTHERS DO RATHER APPEAR NEAR,

CLOSER LOOK REVEALS NEXT LEVEL UP CONCEALED FROM VIEW,

HOW HIGH AND HOW TALL,

BUT EXACTLY IS OUR WEST WALL,

DO TAKE THE TIME TO RECALL US HERE THREE,

ONCE RIGHT NEAR, STILL WONDER WHAT HATH BECOME OF OUR DEAR LADY OF THE FALLS,

PERHAPS AMONGS THE CLIFFS IN THE TOMBS AND THE HALLS,

BESIDE THE RIVER OF LEHIGH AND THE MYSTERY FALLS WITH NO TRUE NAME AND NO TRUE SOURCE, JUST A TRICKLE HERE AND THERE, NO WONDER NO TRAIL MARKED OPEN WHATSOEVER AT ALL, AT ANY TIME, ANYWHERE A PERSON MAY FALL, BUT HERE IT TAKES A HIKE TO FALL, IF ONLY DOWN BELOW TO ONE KNEE, JUST A MOMENT TO STALL.

LOOK UP, RIGHT THERE DEAD CENTER AND NORTH, THE GAZE MOST SERENE POINTS RIGHT THE WAY TO THE CLIFFS MOST GREEN, AT LEAST A FEW TO START THE FALSE PATH, UNMARKED TO DEAD END, HOWEVER JUST THE START. BURROW PATH AWAITS. DO NOT ATTEMPT ENTRY UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. FROM THE EAST AND THE NORTH THERE IS DANGER,

FROM THE SOUTH JUST THE SAME,

FROM THE SOUTH THE GREATEST DANGER OF ALL,

RATHER FROM THE WEST AT TOP BEST VIEW OF THE TRUE IRON WALL, NORTH-SOUTH, TO THE BORDER INTO NATURAL CLIFF, BEST DEFENSE FROM WHAT LIES BELOW AT BARAD-DUR,

WHAT SEEN ABOVE JUST SOUTH ON THE MAP BEHIND OPEN DOOR. BACK TO THE FALLS,

RIGHT ON TIME FOR AN APPARITION TO APPEAR,

DO YOU SEE IT?

LOOK CLOSER,

LEFT OF THE MOONROCK,

DO YOU SEE IT?

THERE IT IS,

BASHFUL AS EVER. HOARDING MOONROCK AS WELL. AYY LMAO, HECK OFF, WE’RE FULL, FEEL FREE TO CRASH INTO THE MOON THOUGH, AYY.