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miroac (Miroac)
Posted on Tuesday, January 18, 2005 - 4:02 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

This is my first.
I thought this was a classic, but after a lot of searching, I can't find it in print anywhere, online or in a book. So here goes...

He came. He saw. He freaked out. He died.
miroac (Miroac)
Posted on Tuesday, January 18, 2005 - 4:08 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

oh, forgot--
standard questions:
"he" = real human, adult, male
Arjun Rangarajan (Jun)
Posted on Tuesday, January 18, 2005 - 4:20 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)


Welcome to the forum Miroac. And btw, you dont have to answer the standard questions unless they are asked, especially if your puzzle contains talking anteaters or victimized squirrels.


Is he someone famous? Which century BC/AD did he live in?
miroac (Miroac)
Posted on Tuesday, January 18, 2005 - 4:43 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Welcome to the forum Miroac. And btw, you dont have to answer the standard questions unless they are asked, especially if your puzzle contains talking anteaters or victimized squirrels.Thanks. I meant to put that in the original post, just to save time. I'll double-check the solution to be sure about the anteaters and squirrels. :)

Is he someone famous? no Which century BC/AD did he live in? fairly irrel

just to go along with the title, let's call him Julius.
miroac (Miroac)
Posted on Tuesday, January 18, 2005 - 5:17 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Which century BC/AD did he live in? I could answer that better-- probably AD; BC is possible, though
Eliot (Eliot)
Posted on Tuesday, January 18, 2005 - 11:08 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does Julius freak out because of what he sees? Does he die because he was freaked out? Heart attack?
Any other person involved? Any animal?
Check my newest puzzle for the victimized squirrel. :)
Simon Downham (Beroean)
Posted on Tuesday, January 18, 2005 - 12:21 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the time period for this scenario relevant?
(Stuccosalt)
Posted on Tuesday, January 18, 2005 - 1:21 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did he freak out because he was frightened? Shocked? Was he in danger? Did he think that he was in danger?
miroac (Miroac)
Posted on Tuesday, January 18, 2005 - 4:34 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does Julius freak out because of what he sees? Yes Does he die because he was freaked out? No Heart attack? possibly, but probably No
Any other person involved? Yes Any animal? No

Is the time period for this scenario relevant? No-ish

Did he freak out because he was frightened? Yes Shocked? Yes Was he in danger? Yes Did he think that he was in danger? Yes
Eliot (Eliot)
Posted on Tuesday, January 18, 2005 - 7:40 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does he see the other person? Something they have done? Relevant where he is?
Rose (Tackybritish)
Posted on Tuesday, January 18, 2005 - 9:43 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was a mirror involved?
miroac (Miroac)
Posted on Tuesday, January 18, 2005 - 11:42 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does he see the other person? he does see another person, Yes Something they have done? No Relevant where he is? Yes
Was a mirror involved? No
Arjun Rangarajan (Jun)
Posted on Wednesday, January 19, 2005 - 12:15 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

If he didn't die of shock, was he murdered? By the other man/men?
miroac (Miroac)
Posted on Wednesday, January 19, 2005 - 4:15 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

If he didn't die of shock, was he murdered? By the other man/men? No, to both
Alizon (Alizon)
Posted on Wednesday, January 19, 2005 - 8:08 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does he see a REAL person, or does the person exist just in his head?
miroac (Miroac)
Posted on Wednesday, January 19, 2005 - 4:03 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does he see a REAL person? Yes. And just to save time, a real human adult male. or does the person exist just in his head? No
Alizon (Alizon)
Posted on Wednesday, January 19, 2005 - 4:37 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was there something unusual in the appearance of the man Julius sees (can we call him Anthony?)

Did Julius freak out only because he saw ANthony? Or was there something else relevant?
miroac (Miroac)
Posted on Wednesday, January 19, 2005 - 9:01 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was there something unusual in the appearance of the man Julius sees (can we call him Anthony?) I'd have to say Yope.

Did Julius freak out only because he saw Anthony? Yope-- Yes for seeing him, No for the "only" Or was there something else relevant? Yes. Lots of things.

vague hint: This is a fairly elaborate story, at least in my opinion. There's a lot to be uncovered yet.
Alizon (Alizon)
Posted on Wednesday, January 19, 2005 - 9:23 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

OK. So:

Was Julius afraid of Anthony? Was he surprised to see him? Did he think Anthony was dead?

Did Anthony represent a real threat to Julius?

You said it is relevant where he was. Was he on sea? in the air? on firm land?
miroac (Miroac)
Posted on Wednesday, January 19, 2005 - 11:46 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was Julius afraid of Anthony? No Was he surprised to see him? Yes Did he think Anthony was dead? YES

Did Anthony represent a real threat to Julius? No

You said it is relevant where he was. Correct Was he on sea? No in the air? No on firm land? umm... Yope.
Shawn Franchi (Doctapeppa)
Posted on Wednesday, January 19, 2005 - 11:51 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

on land?
miroac (Miroac)
Posted on Thursday, January 20, 2005 - 2:36 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

on land? physically, Yes. But, there's still an aspect to which I would say Yope.