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Vagary (Vagary)
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Posted on Monday, November 17, 2008 - 5:03 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I'll introduce my concept of 'the eazy one' (shut your mouth, Zs are fun). The puzzle statements of the "eazy one"s should lead to a quick solve (based on my gauging of general public knowledge, and the relative obscurity of the puzzle topic).

Because of this, I will only answer the first five questions, so make them count. As well, if I deem appropriate, I will give hints based on the relevance of the question. Thought this could be a fun concept, if you like it let me know, and feel free to try it yourself. So, without further a-dudes:


They hid their faces behind their eyes.
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Pressure! I feel like I'll let my fellow puzzlers down by asking a stupid question...but what the hey.

Are they human?
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That's the point, but someone has to trailblaze. =)
Feel free to discuss this game concept in italics. Good concept? Is five too few?


They are human, adult, males. They've been around for quite a while.
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Okay, here is my question:

Are the subjects of "they" and "their" the same, and are the faces human ones, and are the eyes human ones?
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Are the subjects of "they" and "their" the same They are a collective of like-minded individuals, the faces and eyes are theirs.

and are the faces human ones? Yes, in appearance and size, and each (of 'them') has one of their own.

and are the eyes human ones? Yes, in appearance, if not in size, and usually all but one (of 'them') have one of their own.
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Well, if we're allowed to ask three-parter questions, then five should be sufficient. =)

Are they making/trying to make the faces literally unseeable, or unnoticable, or disguised, or none of the above?
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Note to Vagary: Do not answer what I write in italics.

So "they" are a "collective" of "like-minded" human males. I'm not sure if they are alive, though, because he says "They've been around for a while." However, he could just mean it in the John McCain sense of around for a while. They only have one eye each (usually, except for one of them). Could this be because of some kind of mutation? Did they have some kind of injury that would result in them having only one eye? Perhaps they aren't real humans at all, but dead human bodies? Or perhaps depictions of humans? I have a feeling that the Sirens are somehow relevant.
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^^the text version of thinking aloud?

#3:

Are they making/trying to make the faces literally unseeable This, or unnoticable and this too, or disguised because of this, or none of the above?

Despite their long-running career, they've managed to stay mostly anonymous
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Because of the wording, I'm thinking maybe "they/they're" is referencing a group that persists beyond its members' demise (such as a nation, fraternity, club, etc.) The eye could be a symbol of the group. Perhaps the Eye of Horus of Egypt, the all-seeing eye of the Masons, the eye of Providence of the US one-dollar bill. Just thought I'd throw some other ideas out there to be played with. =)
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When thinking like this, however, keep in mind that this was intended to be simple, so keep your scope in check. To keep the last couple questions coming, I'll throw out a couple hints.

HINT: The 'eyes' are not metaphorical in any way, they are quite tangible (able to be seen, touched).

HINT: They are still alive, still doing their thing.
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My guess is that this takes place in a fictional world. In this alternate universe, humans have mutated to have a large eye on the end of a stalk, and this is used to cover up their face. I'm thinking they are some kinds of spies or something, and they have infiltrated a hostile star port. This "evolved" species of humans also has a life span of approximately 1000 years, which is part of the reason behind the necessity to develop faster-than-light space travel. They are probably on some planet other than their own, and this planet is colonized by a similar-looking race, which differs in appearance only in the shape, size, color, etc. of the face. One of "them" somehow came in contact with an n-dimensional being, and it granted him the ability to go into an alternate timeline. Although, this doesn't quite sound "eazy", so maybe I just read too much sci-fi.
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Never enough sci-fi, sir, but you're way off; though your second sentence (exceptions being no mutation involved, and that it's in this universe) could help you in the right direction. Beware FA.
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Eh, I figured. I think I'll just not ask questions in these "Eazy Ones", but I will still probably propose the outlandish theories I come up with up to see if anybody can squeeze anything useful out of them.
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Are they hiding from someone/something? the law? persecution? recognition (like hiding from the press)? fun?

Was this group formed in [LTPF list of centuries]?

Is this a society? Must one formally join this group? Is this group secret (as you said they are anonymous before...)

Was this group founded in [LTPF list of continents]?
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#4:

Are they hiding from someone/something?
the law? persecution? recognition (like hiding from the press)? General recognition, yeah.fun? This, too. The disguises are just as much a part of the group as their work itself.

Was this group formed in [LTPF list of centuries]? I'll narrow it down to early-mid seventies (I believe).

Is this a society? No.
Must one formally join this group? All the members that will join already have (and have probably been with them since the beginning or close to).
Is this group secret (as you said they are anonymous before...) No, just the actual identities of the members (for the most part, I think).

Was this group founded in [LTPF list of continents]? Founded in the US of A, but no-one's precisely sure of the origins. Rumour says Louisiana.

It's going well, guys. Hope the topic's not too obscure; Figuring out what KIND of group they are should lead to WHO they are.
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Is it a [LTPF list of types of groups]? Haha, I'm kidding. =)

I'm going to let someone else ask the last question(s).
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I can reveal the type of group as #5, and you'll hopefully get it, or someone else may ask something different.
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ps - I was pissed it wasn't bubbles! I really thought I had that! =P
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ps - I was pissed it wasn't bubbles! I really thought I had that! =P

I think you have the wrong puzzle in mind. This one (so far) has nothing to do with blowing anything, including bubbles.
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quote:

I think you have the wrong puzzle in mind. This one (so far) has nothing to do with blowing anything, including bubbles.



He was making a reference to Vagary's other puzzle. It is something written post script (ps) of his previous post in this thread, as he had already said something relating to bubbles in the other thread. It wasn't meant to be anything intelligible to anybody other than Vagary. But I digress...
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well, I'm going to have to say go for the group type as #5!
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well, I'm going to have to say go for the group type as #5!
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well, I'm going to have to say
I don't know, he's on third, and I don't give a darn enough to come up with a sufficiently broad question.
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#5:

They are avant-garde musicians/performance artists.


That's it guys, throw your guesses out there. I didn't think this would be too obscure, but I guess we'll find out.
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... The Residents?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Residents
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I'm pretty sure those are just masks. I'm trying to think though, but I'm kinda drawing a blank.
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****SPOILER!****

Bingo! Have a look at the wiki for some insight into this odd group; they've got some strange and interesting music.

Thanks for puzzling over this one, hope you enjoyed.
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Boooo! I wouldn't call that "eazy" =P Unless this group is way better known than I think...

I like the idea of the eazy ones, but only if they are actually "eazy" ... like the Nintendo games. that one I kicked myself for not thinking of, lol.
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I checked Wiktionary, and there is no "a mask that looks kinda like an eye" as a definition of "eye."
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And we all know that, if it isn't in Wiktionary, it couldn't possibly be valid. ;)
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Of course. Wiktionary is the authoritative source for everything.

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