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Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Wednesday, August 24, 2005 - 8:56 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Marnina was very upright, but she wanted people to think she was slimy & dishonorable. How come??
John Morahan (Wunderland)
Posted on Wednesday, August 24, 2005 - 9:01 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Marnina: human? adult? female?
Marnina = she = she?
slimy = literally? or metaphorically?
was she an actress? undercover agent?
Hannah Kinghern (Kdoc)
Posted on Wednesday, August 24, 2005 - 9:09 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

are any of these relevant to the puzzle:
her job? hobbies? her health? her romantic relationships? her family? her education? her pets? her place of residence? her physical appearance? her nationality? her religion? her politics?

by doing this does she hope to gain a benefit? a financial one? an emotional one?
does she hope to stop herself losing a benfit? financial? emotional?

does she do this to help herself? someone else? to make something good happen? to stop something bad from happening?
John Morahan (Wunderland)
Posted on Wednesday, August 24, 2005 - 9:15 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did she want specific people to think she was slimy and dishonorable? or just people in general?
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Wednesday, August 24, 2005 - 10:24 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By John Morahan (Wunderland) on Wednesday, August 24, 2005 - 09:01 pm:

Marnina: human? yes adult? yesfemale? yes
Marnina = she = she? yes
slimy = literally? no or metaphorically? yes
was she an actress? no undercover agent? no

By Hannah Kinghern (Kdoc) on Wednesday, August 24, 2005 - 09:09 pm: Hi Hannah!! Nice to see you online again!! Now that you're here, how about solving "Why is This Year..." before the story in question gets re-published (Online!! making it easy to cheat)

are any of these relevant to the puzzle:
her job? no hobbies? no her health? yes her romantic relationships? no her family? no her education? no her pets? noher place of residence? yes her physical appearance? no her nationality? no her religion?yesish her politics? no

by doing this does she hope to gain a benefit? yeissh a financial one? possibly an emotional one? yesish
does she hope to stop herself losing a benfit? This is actually a more natural way of describing this situatiin financial? possibly} emotional? Yes

does she do this to help herself? yes someone else? no to make something good happen? no to stop something bad from happening? yes

By John Morahan (Wunderland) on Wednesday, August 24, 2005 - 09:15 pm:

Did she want specific people to think she was slimy and dishonorable? yes or just people in general? no
Lisa (Dlcygnet)
Posted on Thursday, August 25, 2005 - 1:03 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does acting this way help her to...
gain respect?
buy a car?
keep people at arms length?
keep people from bugging her? coworkers?
attract a certain type of person?
repulse a certain type of person?
complete some sort of study?
write a paper?
write for a newspaper/journal?

If Marnina is so upright... wouldn't it truly make her a dishonest person by acting like somebody she isn't? After all, is that not simply another form of lying?
Hannah Kinghern (Kdoc)
Posted on Thursday, August 25, 2005 - 8:44 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

is she trying to avoid being in trouble with the law? or going to prison? is any crime involved? has she committed a crime? has she been accused of one?
Lewis Zeiters (Lzeiters)
Posted on Thursday, August 25, 2005 - 6:46 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

is she working undercover?
Kapil Kapur (Dinkie)
Posted on Friday, August 26, 2005 - 3:36 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

is there somebody else involved ?
have they done something wrong ?
Ozymandias (Ozymandias)
Posted on Friday, August 26, 2005 - 4:26 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Place of residence as in... house? Kind of house? Country? State (If the US)? Town? Sorroundings? central vs. peripherical location of her place of residence? number of meters above sea levels?
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Friday, August 26, 2005 - 10:12 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Lisa (Dlcygnet) on Thursday, August 25, 2005 - 01:03 am:

Does acting this way help her to...
gain respect? yope
buy a car? no
keep people at arms length? no
keep people from bugging her? yes coworkers?yes but not just them
attract a certain type of person? yope
repulse a certain type of person? no
complete some sort of study? no
write a paper? no
write for a newspaper/journal? no

If Marnina is so upright... wouldn't it truly make her a dishonest person by acting like somebody she isn't? After all, is that not simply another form of lying? Good point--OK--so she's not perfect. But the sort of person she's making herself appear to be is much worse than the sort she actually is

By Hannah Kinghern (Kdoc) on Thursday, August 25, 2005 - 08:44 am:

is she trying to avoid being in trouble with the law? no or going to prison? no is any crime involved? no has she committed a crime? nohas she been accused of one? no
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Friday, August 26, 2005 - 10:14 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Lewis Zeiters (Lzeiters) on Thursday, August 25, 2005 - 06:46 pm:

is she working undercover?

By Kapil Kapur (Dinkie) on Friday, August 26, 2005 - 03:36 pm:

is there somebody else involved ? yes
have they done something wrong ? no

By Ozymandias (Ozymandias) on Friday, August 26, 2005 - 04:26 pm:

Place of residence as in... house? irrel Kind of house? irrel Country? yes, that's reldevant. She lives in the US State (If the US)? irrel Town? irrel Sorroundings? central vs. peripherical location of her place of residence? irrel number of meters above sea levels? irrel
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Friday, August 26, 2005 - 10:14 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Lewis Zeiters (Lzeiters) on Thursday, August 25, 2005 - 06:46 pm:

is she working undercover?

By Kapil Kapur (Dinkie) on Friday, August 26, 2005 - 03:36 pm:

is there somebody else involved ? yes
have they done something wrong ? no

By Ozymandias (Ozymandias) on Friday, August 26, 2005 - 04:26 pm:

Place of residence as in... house? irrel Kind of house? irrel Country? yes, that's reldevant. She lives in the US State (If the US)? irrel Town? irrel Sorroundings? central vs. peripherical location of her place of residence? irrel number of meters above sea levels? irrel
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Friday, August 26, 2005 - 10:15 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

is she working undercover? no
Lisa (Dlcygnet)
Posted on Saturday, August 27, 2005 - 12:32 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is she trying to hide something?
Is it her goal to keep people from bugging her?
Is it her goal to keep people away?
Kapil Kapur (Dinkie)
Posted on Saturday, August 27, 2005 - 6:01 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

how many other people involved ?
had she ever been slimy and dishonourable in the past ?
was it a dare ?
is she trying to help somebody else ?
is it for material gain ?
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Sunday, August 28, 2005 - 12:29 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Lisa (Dlcygnet) on Saturday, August 27, 2005 - 12:32 am:

Is she trying to hide something? yes
Is it her goal to keep people from bugging her? yes
Is it her goal to keep people away? no

By Kapil Kapur (Dinkie) on Saturday, August 27, 2005 - 06:01 pm:

how many other people involved ? at least 2 directly & possibly more. Msny indirectly
had she ever been slimy and dishonourable in the past ? no
was it a dare ? no
is she trying to help somebody else ? no
is it for material gain ? noish
Lisa (Dlcygnet)
Posted on Sunday, August 28, 2005 - 1:33 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is she trying to hide something about her...
physically?
emotionally?
mentally?
financially?

Is she pregnant?
Hannah Kinghern (Kdoc)
Posted on Sunday, August 28, 2005 - 4:26 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

is she ill? is someone else relevant ill? any transplants involved? medical bills? euthanasia?
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Tuesday, August 30, 2005 - 11:09 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Lisa (Dlcygnet) on Sunday, August 28, 2005 - 01:33 am:

Is she trying to hide something about her...
physically? yes
emotionally? no
mentally? no
financially? no

Is she pregnant? no

By Hannah Kinghern (Kdoc) on Sunday, August 28, 2005 - 04:26 pm:

is she ill? yes is someone else relevant ill? yope any transplants involved? no medical bills? no euthanasia? no
Hannah Kinghern (Kdoc)
Posted on Wednesday, August 31, 2005 - 3:50 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

is she trying to hide the fact that she is ill? or tryijg to make it seem that she has a different condition from the real one?
is she likely to die? to continue on for a long time with the illness? to get better?

is she trying to avoid sympathy? avoid people helping her?

is she trying to avoid being discriminated against?

is she trying to stop people having a wrong impression of her?

is she trying to make herself disagreeable so that peole will not want to spend time with her? and thereby will not find out about her illness?

is it relevant whether anyone else knows about her illness? do they? do her co-workers know? does her family?

is she trying to avoid being made to retire from work?
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Thursday, September 01, 2005 - 9:19 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Hannah Kinghern (Kdoc) on Wednesday, August 31, 2005 - 03:50 pm:

is she trying to hide the fact that she is ill? yes or tryijg to make it seem that she has a different condition from the real one? no
is she likely to die?oooh--this question reminds me of the puzzle I posted about the woman who read in a home health book that "half of all stroke patients eventually die" & wanted to have a stroke in order to have a chance of being in the other half. Is Marnina likely to die from the illness in question? Possibly continue on for a long time with the illness? possibly to get better? less likely

is she trying to avoid sympathy? possibly avoid people helping her? ditto

is she trying to avoid being discriminated against? ditto

is she trying to stop people having a wrong impression of her? ditto

is she trying to make herself disagreeable so that peole will not want to spend time with her? no and thereby will not find out about her illness?

is it relevant whether anyone else knows about her illness? all that's relevant is that she believes that the people she wants to think she's slimy & dishonorable
do not know about her illness
do they? do her co-workers know? does her family?

is she trying to avoid being made to retire from work? possibly