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Alizon (Alizon)
Posted on Thursday, January 20, 2005 - 8:43 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

please check your email
miroac (Miroac)
Posted on Friday, January 21, 2005 - 2:07 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Alizon: good story, but sorry, that's not it

Recap:

Julius freaked out, and was frightened and shocked (I'll throw in "panicked" as a bonus)-- partially because he saw Anthony, but partially for other as yet undiscovered reason(s).
He's not afraid of Anthony, is surprised to see him, and he thinks Anthony is dead.
He knows he is in danger, but not from Anthony.
He is physically on land (but, in a sense, not), hence,
"Is he on land?" -> Yope.

Another vague hint:
Not to steer the story, but maybe this will somewhat give another direction to this:
What does "He came" mean?

Alizon (Alizon)
Posted on Friday, January 21, 2005 - 11:55 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Um...er... are minors under 12 allowed in this puzzle?
miroac (Miroac)
Posted on Friday, January 21, 2005 - 4:12 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Um...er... are minors under 12 allowed in this puzzle? There's none in the story. You mean to guess the story? sure. Nothing more than PG related material, I think. Possibly PG-13, but I'm not sure. I doubt it.
Eliot (Eliot)
Posted on Friday, January 21, 2005 - 9:53 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I have to figure out this "on land" thing.
Is he on the Earth? Is he over a body of water? Over something hollow? Underground?
miroac (Miroac)
Posted on Friday, January 21, 2005 - 11:31 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I have to figure out this "on land" thing. ok, and you did, below.
Is he on the Earth? Yes Is he over a body of water? No Over something hollow? No Underground? YES. There is a little more, but that is the reason for my "Yope".
Alizon (Alizon)
Posted on Friday, January 21, 2005 - 11:53 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is a person other than Julius and Anthony relevant? If so, is there just one? If so, is she a woman?
miroac (Miroac)
Posted on Saturday, January 22, 2005 - 12:37 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is a person other than Julius and Anthony relevant? Yes If so, is there just one? No If so, is she a woman? No
Alizon (Alizon)
Posted on Saturday, January 22, 2005 - 12:39 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are there several men? Is their number relevant?
miroac (Miroac)
Posted on Saturday, January 22, 2005 - 1:35 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are there several men? Is their number relevant? I would say 2 others are relevant...ish.
miroac (Miroac)
Posted on Saturday, January 22, 2005 - 2:28 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

***BLOOPER***
Let's drop the ish. They are relevant...

Are there several men? Is their number relevant? I would say 2 others are relevant...ish.
Shawn Franchi (Doctapeppa)
Posted on Saturday, January 22, 2005 - 10:37 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did Anthony actually die?
miroac (Miroac)
Posted on Saturday, January 22, 2005 - 10:43 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did Anthony actually die? Yes
Shawn Franchi (Doctapeppa)
Posted on Saturday, January 22, 2005 - 10:50 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was Anthony dead when Julius thought Anthony was dead?
miroac (Miroac)
Posted on Sunday, January 23, 2005 - 5:11 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was Anthony dead when Julius thought Anthony was dead? Yes. Julius thought Anthony was dead because he could see that Anthony actually was dead.
Arjun Rangarajan (Jun)
Posted on Sunday, January 23, 2005 - 6:21 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So did Julius actually see Anthony's twin brother? Son?
miroac (Miroac)
Posted on Sunday, January 23, 2005 - 6:26 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So did Julius actually see Anthony's twin brother? Son? No, to both
Arjun Rangarajan (Jun)
Posted on Sunday, January 23, 2005 - 6:31 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Let me see if I got this right so far

Julius is underground when he sees Anthony's dead body.
Julius freaks out.
Julius dies, perhaps of a heart attack.

There are two more people relevant to the puzzle.

Did I get everything wrong?
miroac (Miroac)
Posted on Sunday, January 23, 2005 - 6:42 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did I get everything wrong? No. You got everything exactly correct.

In fact, that is a good RECAP.
Arjun Rangarajan (Jun)
Posted on Sunday, January 23, 2005 - 6:53 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is Julius excavating the remains of Egyptian mummies? Is he an undertaker? Is he a miner? Is he underground for a different reason?
miroac (Miroac)
Posted on Sunday, January 23, 2005 - 6:57 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is Julius excavating the remains of Egyptian mummies? Is he an undertaker? Is he a miner? No to all.
Is he underground for a different reason? Yes
Arjun Rangarajan (Jun)
Posted on Sunday, January 23, 2005 - 7:04 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is it relevant when Anthony died? Was Julius involved with his death?
"He came" => past tense of come, as in physically arrived? Or...