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Often, the wish is the father of the wostmo feeling.
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Wish -- for an object? Event? Person? At a specific time? Event? Occasion? Birthday wishes relevant? Blowing out candles?
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The wostmo feeling: something that can be felt at any time? Season specific? Daytime? Nighttime? At home? At work? Outside?

Can it be felt by anyone? More likely to be experienced by men? women? children? adults? poor people? rich people? people in a particular profession? Of a certain nationality? Have you felt it? Would I be likely to have felt it? Would most people?
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Is it a happy feeling?
Sad feeling?
Lonely feeling?
Is it a GOOD feeling?
A BAD feeling?
Is it a feeling of expectation?
Anger?
Vengence?
Is it a feeling of desperation?
Love?
Hate?
Jealousy?
Bitterness?
Greed?
Desire?
Is it a feeling of loss?
Is it a feeling that accompanies an illness like say dizziness, nausea, cramps?
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Balin

Wish -- for an object?
Event? This
Person?

At a specific time?
Event? This
Occasion?
Birthday wishes relevant?
Blowing out candles?


Jondahr

The wostmo feeling:
something that can be felt at any time? Yope. Explore.
Season specific? No
Daytime? Yes
Nighttime? Yes
At home? No
At work? Depends on your job, but for most jobs, no
Outside? Noish

Can it be felt by anyone? No
More likely to be experienced by men?
women?
children?
adults? No difference between sexes and ages
poor people? Poor people would be less likely
rich people?
people in a particular profession? Yope, but better don't focus on that too much
Of a certain nationality? Nationalities irrelevant
Have you felt it? Yes
Would I be likely to have felt it? I think so
Would most people? Same here


Chek101

Is it a happy feeling? A bit of this
Sad feeling?
Lonely feeling?
Is it a GOOD feeling? Hmm... Possibly, at least at the beginning...
A BAD feeling? ...but it can develop into this.
Is it a feeling of expectation? Yes
Anger? Maybe a bit of this, too
Vengence?
Is it a feeling of desperation?
Love?
Hate?
Jealousy?
Bitterness?
Greed?
Desire?
Is it a feeling of loss?
Is it a feeling that accompanies an illness like say dizziness, nausea, cramps?
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Is it something anyone would long for,
or wish to obtain,
or does it encompass something that is a thing desired by a select few
or common to all?
Such as an artist would desire to paint for example?
Does it require a large surface area to be obtainable?
Small surface area?
Does it encompass wealth?
Sports?
Academics?

This "wostmo" thing, I don't know what that is or means. Is it a part of the code language used on this board? Or did you just make it up?
Am I allowed to know what it is or is that part of the puzzle to figure out what it means?
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Chek, this puzzle's a neologistic puzzle, so Potato made a "word" and we have to figure out what its definition is. =) I'm truly stumped by this one, though, lol! It may or may not be an acronym, but most neologisms seem to be.
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Chek, this puzzle's a neologistic puzzle, so Potato made a "word" and we have to figure out what its definition is. =) I'm truly stumped by this one, though, lol! It may or may not be an acronym, but most neologisms seem to be.

Oh. LOL!
chek
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Is it a feeling that comes when your wish comes true? When it doesn't? When you think it has and then realize it hasn't? Or vice versa? When your wish would have come true, if only..? Almost comes true? Comes true, and then you change your mind?
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Chek101

Is it something anyone would long for, Not anyone, only those who are in a specific situation.
or wish to obtain, Obtaining tangible things is irr
or does it encompass something that is a thing desired by a select few This is more like it, see above
or common to all? See above
Such as an artist would desire to paint for example? This is somewhat OTRT
Does it require a large surface area to be obtainable? No
Small surface area? No
Does it encompass wealth? No
Sports? No
Academics? No

To prevent a possible FA: There is a very specific situation involved with wostmo.


Kayleetonkslupin

Chek, this puzzle's a neologistic puzzle, so Potato made a "word" and we have to figure out what its definition is. =) I'm truly stumped by this one, though, lol! It may or may not be an acronym, but most neologisms seem to be.
Yes, it is an acronym :-)


Jondahr

Is it a feeling that comes when your wish comes true?
When it doesn't?
When you think it has and then realize it hasn't? This
Or vice versa?
When your wish would have come true, if only..? Almost comes true?
Comes true, and then you change your mind?
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Is art relevant? Photography? Film? Other people? An object? Technology relevant? Could one feel this: 10 years ago? 100? 1000?
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Is art relevant? No
Photography? No
Film? No
Other people? Strictly speaking, yes, but... assume no.
An object? Yes
Technology relevant? Yes
Could one feel this: 10 years ago? Yes
100? Yes
1000? No
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So is this wostmo feeling disappointment, then?
Maybe something like in the movie, "The Monkey's Paw" where the wish was granted but in a twisted way that really turned out to be bad for the person who made the wish?
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So is this wostmo feeling disappointment, then? See below
Maybe something like in the movie, "The Monkey's Paw" where the wish was granted but in a twisted way that really turned out to be bad for the person who made the wish? Hmm... not really, no

To prevent a possible FA, there are actually two stages of the situation involving the wostmo:
At first, you think that something happens that you've wished for.
And then you realize that this didn't really happen. This can be accompanied by anger, frustration, disappointment and pretty much everything else that can come with a your-hopes-are-shattered situation.

The actual wostmo, however, is what creates the (erroneous) thought that the wish came true. The realization that wostmo happened leads to the realization that the wish didn't come true (and, by the way, also to a bit of a WTF moment, at least for me xD).
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Does this work with any wish? Or just some very specific wishes?

Is a person or persons involved in the false assumption that your wish has come true? If so, are they trying deliberately to make you think it has?

Is mistaking a person for somebody else relevant? Or an object for something else? A sound for another sound?

Is eyesight very relevant? Hearing? Smelling? Feeling? Tasting?
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Does this work with any wish? No
Or just some very specific wishes? Yes

Is a person or persons involved in the false assumption that your wish has come true? Strictly speaking, yes
If so, are they trying deliberately to make you think it has? No


Is mistaking a person for somebody else relevant? No
Or an object for something else? No
A sound for another sound? No

Is eyesight very relevant? Yes
Hearing? Not very, assume no
Smelling? No
Feeling? No
Tasting? No
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so do you see something which makes you think the first event has occurred?
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so do you see something which makes you think the first event has occurred? Yesish
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Is it a pastime or hobby thing?

Did you hope for this thing for yourself or for others?

Was this a haphazard wish or an earnest deep desire to see it come true?

If it came true, would it have improved your relationship with someone else?

I know it's not about wealth, but is money involved in anyway? Like a pay raise, or a job promotion?

Could it be about wishing to be in another profession?
Going some where common folk may never get to go like say to the President's Ball tho not specifically that?
Is this thing that you wished for possible for you to obtain without wishing for it?

Does it have anything to do with where you live?
Want to live?

It is of evidential importance? Would its coming true be proof of something you may have had a bet on? Did gambling even enter into it?

Did it involve science?

Did it blow you away when it did not come out the way you expected?
Is photography involved?
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Is it a pastime or hobby thing? No

Did you hope for this thing for yourself Yes or for others? Not really

Was this a haphazard wish or an earnest deep desire to see it come true? It was an earnest wish in that situation.

If it came true, would it have improved your relationship with someone else? No

I know it's not about wealth, but is money involved in anyway? Only marginally. It's not directly involved in the wostmo.
Like a pay raise, or a job promotion? So, no

Could it be about wishing to be in another profession? No
Going some where common folk may never get to go like say to the President's Ball tho not specifically that? No
Is this thing that you wished for possible for you to obtain without wishing for it? Yes

Does it have anything to do with where you live? No
Want to live? No

It is of evidential importance? No
Would its coming true be proof of something you may have had a bet on? No
Did gambling even enter into it? No

Did it involve science? No

Did it blow you away when it did not come out the way you expected? What do you mean by "blow away"? I'd say first comes surprise, then anger/disappointment/blablahblah, but it's not that it does any damage really.
Is photography involved? No
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By 'blown away:" possibly something like you had not anticipated that it WOULD NOT come true and so the let down would be more severe.
Did you naturally assume it would?
Was any kind of award involved?
Or reward?
Did it involve "time" as one would wish for another ten minutes to complete a test, though not meaning a test here.
Anything to do with weather?
Heat or cold?
Did it involve a ceremony of sorts?
Was there something you wanted to learn?
Did patience have anything to do with it?
An accomplishment?
Would anyone else notice that you got your wish?
Would they naturally assume that you would wish for this? Or it doesn't matter what others think or see regarding this wish?
Since eye sight is important, did you wish for better eye sight. Or maybe there was something you didn't see abut should have and therefore wished you had seen it the first time? Were you SUPPOSED to notice something?
This event, it is not job related?
Health related?
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By 'blown away:" possibly something like you had not anticipated that it WOULD NOT come true and so the let down would be more severe. Ah, thanks for the clarification. But it's nothing like this.
Did you naturally assume it would? Hm, no, not really.
Was any kind of award involved? No
Or reward? No
Did it involve "time" as one would wish for another ten minutes to complete a test, though not meaning a test here. No
Anything to do with weather? No
Heat or cold? No
Did it involve a ceremony of sorts? No
Was there something you wanted to learn? No
Did patience have anything to do with it? YES
An accomplishment? No
Would anyone else notice that you got your wish? Probably. Explore.
Would they naturally assume that you would wish for this? I think so. Explore.
Or it doesn't matter what others think or see regarding this wish? No. I could experience wostmo without anyone around and the result would be the same for me.
Since eye sight is important, did you wish for better eye sight. No
Or maybe there was something you didn't see abut should have and therefore wished you had seen it the first time? No
Were you SUPPOSED to notice something? No

This event, it is not job related? Right *
Health related? No

*) I know I mentioned jobs earlier. For me and in general, wostmo is not job-related, but some people are more likely than others to experience wostmo due to their workplace.
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Is the wostmo feeling satisfaction?
A feeling of superiority?
A sense of achievement?
Did it have anything to do with how you look?
How you appear to others?
How you appear to yourself?
How you want to look?
Would you WANT others to notice you got your wish?
Is mirrors important in this?
Does reading something matter?
Is this wish a thing expected to be typically accomplished by you?
Is it even a typical wish for you?
Or out of the ordinary?
Or just one precipitated by an unusual set of circumstances?
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Is the wostmo feeling satisfaction? Not really
A feeling of superiority? No
A sense of achievement? No
Did it have anything to do with how you look? No
How you appear to others? No
How you appear to yourself? No
How you want to look? No
Would you WANT others to notice you got your wish? No
Is mirrors important in this? No
Does reading something matter? No
Is this wish a thing expected to be typically accomplished by you? No
Is it even a typical wish for you? Do you mean that I often have the wish (umm... yeah) or that it is a thing that is barely wished for by anyone else (no)?
Or out of the ordinary? No
Or just one precipitated by an unusual set of circumstances? No

Hint: The location is very relevant.
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And another hint, since I see an FA lurking here: Wostmo is not an emotion but rather a sensation/perception.
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do you wish you could see a particular sight? or person?

is film relevant? TV?
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do you wish you could see a particular sight? No
or person? No

is film relevant? No
TV? No
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do you wish to see the end of your journey? something waiting for you there?
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is it something like realising you are dying for the loo? or dying for a drink?
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do you wish to see the end of your journey? No, but good q!
something waiting for you there? No

is it something like realising you are dying for the loo? No
or dying for a drink? No
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HINT: Wostmo can only be experienced in a specific location. I don't think that anyone has asked for details on that yet.
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is it outdoors? in the country? on the sea? climbing a hill or mountain?
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is it outdoors? Noish to yope. Explore.
in the country? No
on the sea? No
climbing a hill or mountain? No
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BLOOPER:

It can happen in the country, but it can also happen in the city. There, it's also more likely.
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is it a covered area that is open to the elements? in a garage or shed? a porch?

is it part of a house? are you in a tent? caravan?

is the weather relevant?
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is it a covered area that is open to the elements? What do you mean with that?
in a garage or shed? No
a porch? No

is it part of a house? No
are you in a tent? No
caravan? No, but OTRT

is the weather relevant? No
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i meant 'are you effectively outdoors but sheltered in some way, so it might feel like you were yope outdoors?'

are you in a vehicle? driving a car? passenger in a car?
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i meant 'are you effectively outdoors but sheltered in some way, so it might feel like you were yope outdoors?' See below

are you in a vehicle? Yes
driving a car? No
passenger Yes in a car? No
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passenger on a train? tram? bus? coach? lorry? boat? aeroplane? helicopter? hovercraft?
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passenger on a train? Yes
tram? This is possible, too
bus? I think it can happen there as well, but it wouldn't be as pronounced
coach? No
lorry? No
boat? No
aeroplane? No
helicopter? No
hovercraft? No
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RECAP:

Wostmo is something that can be experienced in a train or tram, but only under specific circumstances. To a lesser extent, it can also be experienced in a bus. Wostmo first makes you think that something you wished for (and expected to happen) came true, but when you realize that wostmo happened, you will also realize that in fact, the wish did not come true at all. Seeing things is very relevant but the time of day is not.
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Getting off at the wrong station/bus stop? after thinking your stop had been called? or getting on the wrong train/tram/bus, thinking it was the right one, after waiting for the right one?
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Getting off at the wrong station/bus stop? No
after thinking your stop had been called? No
or getting on the wrong train/tram/bus, thinking it was the right one, after waiting for the right one? No
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is the bus less applicable because it doesn't travel as fast? as far? because you pay your fare to the driver?

is it related to seating? other passengers? the guard? tickets?
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is the bus less applicable because it doesn't travel as fast? No, but OTRT
as far? No, but OTRT
because you pay your fare to the driver? Irr

is it related to seating? No
other passengers? No
the guard? No
tickets? No
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is it something you see inside the train/tram? or outside the window?
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is it something you see inside the train/tram? or outside the window? I am inside the train and look out of it through the window.
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is it something to do with thinking that you're moving, but actually it's an illusion caused by another train moving alongside?
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is it something to do with thinking that you're moving, but actually it's an illusion caused by another train moving alongside? YES!
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********** SPOILER **********

Wostmo is the feeling that the train in which you're in is moving although it's actually the train next to yours that's moving into the opposite direction and your train is in fact still standing.

Wostmo stands for "When opposite side train moves" and I wonder if maybe part of the reason for this phenomenon is the wish that your own train gets going at last.

Nice work, everyone!
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I had wostmo this morning, shortly before I put in that guess!
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About time someone put a name on this phenomenon! Great puzzle!
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Nice puzzle!
The most peculiar feeling is when the wostmo suddently stops, and the expected jerk from coming to a sudden stop is missing. I'm wondering if it would be possible to exploit this in some kind of carnival ride.
Something similar to a wostmo can happen when working at a conveyor belt, sudently it seems like the belt is stationary and the world is moving.

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