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Klang (Klang)
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Posted on Tuesday, June 07, 2011 - 10:53 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

It was a huge disaster for many.
Then it became a disaster for Clark.


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many - more than 10? 100? 1000? 10,000? 100,000? one million?
Was it a natural disaster?
Is Clark H/A/M?
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many - more than 10? 100? 1000? 10,000? 100,000? one million? let's say more than 10.000
Was it a natural disaster? yes
Is Clark H/A/M? if it stands for human adult male, yes to all three
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Yes, H/A/M does indeed stand for human adult male.

Was it an earthquake? avalanche? landslide? flood? storm? tsunami?

Did people die?

Did it become a disaster for Clark hours later? days? weeks? months? years?
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Was it an earthquake? avalanche? landslide? flood? storm? tsunami? say tsunami, but not so relevant in the big picture

Did people die? yes, many

Did it become a disaster for Clark hours later? this, even minutes... days? weeks? months? years?
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Is Clark's profession relevant?

Was he killed? injured? Was it a financial disaster for him? personal?

Was he at the same place where the disaster happened?
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Is Clark's profession relevant? no

Was he killed? no injured? no Was it a financial disaster for him? no personal? yes

Was he at the same place where the disaster happened? no
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Was someone killed/injured whom he was close with?
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Did a relationship of Clark's end?
Was Clark directly affected by the disaster?

Clark's education relevant?
Religion?
Nationality?

Century/Time period relevant?
Location?
Country?
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not Clark Kent?
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Did the tsunami destroy a place that was important to him?
A place where he spent (much of) his childhood?
A place where he made fond memories?
Was the grave of a friend or family member located there?

Is Clark a meteorologist?
Or in some way responsible for the safety of people in case of a tsunami?
And he feels guilty because he couldn't save all those who were affected by the tsunami?
Or does he blame himself for the deaths of the persons because he had made some mistake?
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Was someone killed/injured whom he was close with? no

Did a relationship of Clark's end? yes
Was Clark directly affected by the disaster? yes

Clark's education relevant? no
Religion? no
Nationality? no

Century/Time period relevant? yes, modern times
Location? no
Country? no

not Clark Kent? no

Did the tsunami destroy a place that was important to him? no
A place where he spent (much of) his childhood? no
A place where he made fond memories? no
Was the grave of a friend or family member located there? no

Is Clark a meteorologist? no
Or in some way responsible for the safety of people in case of a tsunami? no
And he feels guilty because he couldn't save all those who were affected by the tsunami? no
Or does he blame himself for the deaths of the persons because he had made some mistake? no
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did Clark's relationship end as a direct reult of the tsunami?

was it a reltionship with his wife? girlfriend?
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did Clark's relationship end as a direct reult of the tsunami? no, not direct

was it a reltionship with his wife? this
girlfriend?
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Posted on Tuesday, June 14, 2011 - 9:20 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Okay, just to make sure I'm understanding what we know so far...

There was a disaster, a tsunami?
Though it doesn't have to be a tsunami, yes?
Could it be ANY disaster (natural or otherwise)?
Or juts any disaster that is without much warning?
(As opposed to a hurricane)
No one close to Clark dies?
Does Clark die?
And the disaster casuses his marriage to end?
Or just sours his relationship with his wife?

Relevant who ended it?
Him? Her?
Did he find out about something because of the disaster?
Like where she was rescued from was not where he thought she was?
And she was there with someone else?
Or something similar?
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There was a disaster, a tsunami? yes
Though it doesn't have to be a tsunami, yes? yes
Could it be ANY disaster (natural or otherwise)? yes
Or juts any disaster that is without much warning? yes, let's say this - a sudden calamity, tsunami is perfect
(As opposed to a hurricane)
No one close to Clark dies? no one close to Clark dies
Does Clark die? no
And the disaster casuses his marriage to end? yes, in a lateral way, of course
Or just sours his relationship with his wife? yes, this to start, they most probably will end breaking up for good

Relevant who ended it? yes, she did
Him? Her?
Did he find out about something because of the disaster? no
Like where she was rescued from was not where he thought she was? no
And she was there with someone else? no
Or something similar? no
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did she find out something about him? was he having an affair?
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did she find out something about him? yes
was he having an affair? yes
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when the tsunami occurred did she rush home?

actually, was Clark at home when it happened? was his wife?
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when the tsunami occurred did she rush home? why are you assuming she wasn't already?

actually, was Clark at home when it happened? no
was his wife? yes
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Was Clark supposed to be at work?
Did his wife think he was at work?
Was his place of work destroyed or damaged?
But Clark was unhurt, because he was not there?
And when he arrived home, he was not aware of what had happened?

(I think I heard a varient of this idea post 9/11...)
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Was Clark supposed to be at work? yes and indeed he was
Did his wife think he was at work? yes and indeed he was
Was his place of work destroyed or damaged? no
But Clark was unhurt, because he was not there? no
And when he arrived home, he was not aware of what had happened? no, he was well aware already
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did Clark's girlfriend phone his house to see whether he was ok?
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Does it matter if Clark was involved with a man or a woman?
Was Clark's lover at his work as well?
Were they a coworker?
Were they endangered by the diaster?

Did Clark's wife find out about the affair because of:
Something Clark did?
Something Clark did not do?
Something Clark said?
Meeting Clark's lover?
Did she see Clark doing something on televised coverage of the event?

Was Clark injured or hurt in the disaster?
Was he taken to a hospital?
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did Clark's girlfriend phone his house to see whether he was ok? no calls to his house
Does it matter if Clark was involved with a man or a woman? yes, he was involved with another woman
Was Clark's lover at his work as well? no
Were they a coworker? no
Were they endangered by the diaster? no

Did Clark's wife find out about the affair because of:
Something Clark did? yes
Something Clark did not do? no
Something Clark said? lateralish yes!!! good one!
Meeting Clark's lover? no
Did she see Clark doing something on televised coverage of the event? no

Was Clark injured or hurt in the disaster? no
Was he taken to a hospital? no
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did Clark phone his lover?
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did Clark phone his lover? no
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I have an idea... let me test it.

Did Clark know there was a tsunami?
Did his wife phone Clark?
Did the tsunami destroy his workplace?
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Did Clark know there was a tsunami? yes
Did his wife phone Clark? no
Did the tsunami destroy his workplace? no
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Are there any phone calls at all?
At the moment of the tsunami, he was not with his lover, correct?
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Are there any phone calls at all? no phone calls at all
At the moment of the tsunami, he was not with his lover, correct? he was not
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was there some sort of roll call?

was Clark found out when he arrived home? was it something he said to his wife?
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was there some sort of roll call? I don't exactly know what a roll call is, but Clark wasn't in any kind of call when it all happened

was Clark found out when he arrived home? no
was it something he said to his wife? yesish... "said" it's not the perfect verb, but it's the closest so far
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was it something he communicated orally to his wife? something he wrote? did he text her?
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Did he send a message intended for his girlfriend that instead reached his wife? Like putting the wrong recipient address in an email message?

Is it important that it was a natural disaster of such large scale or only that it was a sudden, noteworthy event? Would a crash of a plane work as well?
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was it something he communicated orally to his wife?
something he wrote? This
did he text her?

Did he send a message intended for his girlfriend that instead reached his wife? yes!!
Like putting the wrong recipient address in an email message? close, but not

Is it important that it was a natural disaster of such large scale or only that it was a sudden, noteworthy event? you got it perfectly, only that it was a sudden event
Would a crash of a plane work as well? yes

ok, almost there... only few things to go...
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but if he didn't write her a text or an email..

snail mail? facebook?
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but if he didn't write her a text or an email..

snail mail? facebook? an Instant Messenger. your choice
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Did he use a term of endearment in his message? Write "I love you"?
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did he write to tell her he was OK? make sure that she (the lover) was OK?

did he use her name in the message?
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Did he use a term of endearment in his message? Write "I love you"? not exactly (nothing strange in writing that to the wife, right?)

did he write to tell her he was OK? no
make sure that she (the lover) was OK? no

did he use her name in the message? if you mean he used the lover's name in the message to the wife: the answer is "no", but this is very close anyway
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Trying to nail this : Was there a message like "My darling Sarah, a terrible announcement just came into my attention... a tsunami struck the island XYZ!" ... and his wife, receiving the message, thought: Who on earth is Sarah???

Are their names (the wife's and the girlfriend's) close in spelling? Double letters involved? Was one called Mary and the other Maria, or at least is this OTRT?

Do we need to find out how he managed to send the message in the wrong direction?

Are their names relevant anyway? Or maybe the software he was using? Did he use the correct username but a different channel (like using XYZ which is correct for my wife on yahoo but also correct for my girlfriend on skype)?
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did he send a message to his wife which was intended for his lover?

did he mention the lover's name?

did he use a term of endearment he would never have used towards his wife?

did he mention something specific which his wife instantly realised was nothing to do with her?

did he enquire after one of his lover's relatives? a pet? house? car?
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I think Rbruma (and Shez as well) pretty much got it all.

so Spoiler time.

Clark is at work. It's launch break and he's sitting at his desk reading the online news and chatting with his wife and his lover.
A Tsunami hits the coast of XYX island and kills many. He's so taken away by the awful news that he forgets about the chat. He sees the blinking icon of the messenger reminding him of the awaiting message. He writes something on the line: "Sarah love, something horrible just happened!" Unfortunately, he writes this in the wrong window and his wife quickly puts two and two together.


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Posted on Tuesday, June 28, 2011 - 8:57 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

tee hee. serves him right.

thanks Klang

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