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John Morahan (Wunderland)
Posted on Tuesday, March 08, 2005 - 11:47 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Ian died because Oliver let his mind wander.

This is my first puzzle, so please let me know if I do anything wrong.
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Wednesday, March 09, 2005 - 12:24 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Oliver's mind? Or Ian's? Or someone else's?

And welcome to the monkey house :) I sometimes feel like posting "This is my 953rd puzzle, so please let me know if I have stopped doing wrong things, so that then I won't have to post my 954th."
John Morahan (Wunderland)
Posted on Wednesday, March 09, 2005 - 12:34 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Oliver's mind? this one Or Ian's? Or someone else's?

And welcome to the monkey house thanks :-)
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Wednesday, March 09, 2005 - 1:01 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

You'll get used to wild guesses soon, so I will take my first - is hypnotism involved in this puzzle?

If not, you will also get used to Standard Boring Questions, such as: was Ian human? adult? real? fictional? ditto for Oliver. Is this a true story? from fiction? from your imagination?
John Morahan (Wunderland)
Posted on Wednesday, March 09, 2005 - 1:26 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

is hypnotism involved in this puzzle? no
was Ian human? no
adult? no
real? only in the puzzle
fictional? so yes
ditto for Oliver. adult: yesish; others: same as Ian
Is this a true story? from fiction? from your imagination? this one
Keka (Keka)
Posted on Wednesday, March 09, 2005 - 11:23 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

are Ian and Oliver individuals of the same species? and just to make sure -- are they animals?

and hello everybody, haven't been around for guite a while.....
John Morahan (Wunderland)
Posted on Wednesday, March 09, 2005 - 11:43 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

are Ian and Oliver individuals of the same species? yesish
and just to make sure -- are they animals? no
carmen cristoloveanu (Karmena)
Posted on Thursday, March 10, 2005 - 8:35 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

is it like a vistual world? was ian oliver's virtual friend? or pet? like a tamagotchi :)
John Morahan (Wunderland)
Posted on Thursday, March 10, 2005 - 1:50 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

is it like a vistual virtual? world? YES
was ian oliver's virtual friend? no
or pet? like a tamagotchi no, but sort of otrt
(Stuccosalt)
Posted on Thursday, March 10, 2005 - 2:11 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was Oliver playing a video game or contest, and Ian a character that died because Oliver was distracted from the game?
Were they both characters or online avatars?
John Morahan (Wunderland)
Posted on Thursday, March 10, 2005 - 2:28 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was Oliver playing a video game or contest, and Ian a character that died because Oliver was distracted from the game? no
Were they both characters or online avatars? no, if I understand "avatars" correctly - there are no humans involved
April (Dawnrazor)
Posted on Sunday, March 13, 2005 - 7:34 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is this virtual world something written down (in a book, for example)?
Or is it something taking place on a computer or something similar?
Is Ian a machine of some kind?
(same question for Oliver)
John Morahan (Wunderland)
Posted on Sunday, March 13, 2005 - 1:32 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is this virtual world something written down (in a book, for example)?
Or is it something taking place on a computer this one
or something similar?

Is Ian a machine of some kind? no
(same question for Oliver) harder to answer, I would say no but it depends on how you look at it
Fred Z (Dref)
Posted on Sunday, March 13, 2005 - 6:12 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Screen savers relevant?
John Morahan (Wunderland)
Posted on Sunday, March 13, 2005 - 7:04 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Screen savers relevant? no
Fred Z (Dref)
Posted on Sunday, March 13, 2005 - 8:27 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is Ian a character? or merely a cipher?
John Morahan (Wunderland)
Posted on Sunday, March 13, 2005 - 8:59 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is Ian a character? or merely a cipher?
Ian is a character in the puzzle, yes
Fred Z (Dref)
Posted on Sunday, March 13, 2005 - 10:16 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Same questions for Oliver.
John Morahan (Wunderland)
Posted on Monday, March 14, 2005 - 12:02 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Same questions for Oliver. Same answers for Oliver.
Fred Z (Dref)
Posted on Monday, March 14, 2005 - 12:03 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are either of them fictional within the story itself?
John Morahan (Wunderland)
Posted on Monday, March 14, 2005 - 12:07 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are either of them fictional within the story itself? Not fictional, no... but explore
Fred Z (Dref)
Posted on Monday, March 14, 2005 - 12:13 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is Ian electronic? made of flesh? a cyborg?