Archive through October 12, 2005 Log Out | Topics | Search
Moderators | Register | Edit Profile

Lateral Puzzles » Solved Lateral Thinking Puzzles » Solved Puzzles - October 2005 » [Nimue] Silver Lining » Archive through October 12, 2005 « Previous Next »

Author Message
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Sunday, October 02, 2005 - 10:59 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Sick & disabled people are pressured to see their illnesses & disabilities as blessings in disguise. Usually, that's sanctimonious hogwash, but Eleni had reason to appreciate hers. How come??
Lynne (Lynne)
Posted on Monday, October 03, 2005 - 12:56 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does she have Type 2 diabetes?
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Monday, October 03, 2005 - 1:19 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Lynne (Lynne) on Monday, October 03, 2005 - 12:56 am:

Does she have Type 2 diabetes? no
dryman (Dryman)
Posted on Monday, October 03, 2005 - 1:46 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

does the illness provide a tangible/physical benefit or an indirect one? does it benefit her health? finances? personal relationships? personal abilities?
Lisa (Dlcygnet)
Posted on Monday, October 03, 2005 - 7:43 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did her illness save her from something else?
Did her illness gain her something? someone?

Examples:
Did she wind up marrying her docter?
Did she get out of having to take a test?
Did she lose a lot of weight?
Was she prevented from going on a trip/cruise that wound up crashing?
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Monday, October 03, 2005 - 5:01 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By dryman (Dryman) on Monday, October 03, 2005 - 01:46 am:

does the illness provide a tangible/physical benefi yes or an indirect one? it's a disability not an illness--I'll answer all questions as if you had said'disability'does it benefit her health? indirectly finances? ditto personal relationships? yespersonal abilities? yes

By Lisa (Dlcygnet) on Monday, October 03, 2005 - 07:43 am:

Did her illness save her from something else? yes
Did her illness gain her something? see previous answer someone? no

Examples:
Did she wind up marrying her docter? no
Did she get out of having to take a test? no
Did she lose a lot of weight? no
Was she prevented from going on a trip/cruise that wound up crashing? no
Lisa (Dlcygnet)
Posted on Monday, October 03, 2005 - 8:31 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is her disability some sort of obvious physical disability that others notice? Or did the disability result in her getting plastic surgery? Does she have the sort of disability that enhances her performance in certain activities? Like... is she a better runner because she has a condition that caused her legs to be unusually long? Or giant breasts? (Well... you did say it benefitted her personal relationships...)
The Undertaker (Undertaker)
Posted on Tuesday, October 04, 2005 - 9:15 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Would she have died had she not had the disability?

Is it the case that having the disibility made her life considerably better, as opposed to not having the disability making her life considerably worse?

Are there other facts we need to find out about the woman in order for the reason to make sense.

Is the woman's age relevant? race? religion?
Is the time that this occurred relevant? 1900's? 2000+
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Wednesday, October 05, 2005 - 9:32 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Lisa (Dlcygnet) on Monday, October 03, 2005 - 08:31 pm:

Is her disability some sort of obvious physical disability that others notice? yes Or did the disability result in her getting plastic surgery? no Does she have the sort of disability that enhances her performance in certain activities? yes Like... is she a better runner because she has a condition that caused her legs to be unusually long? no Or giant breasts? no (Well... you did say it benefitted her personal relationships...) Clever, but no

By The Undertaker (Undertaker) on Tuesday, October 04, 2005 - 09:15 pm:

Would she have died had she not had the disability? no

Is it the case that having the disibility made her life considerably better, as opposed to not having the disability making her life considerably worse? no

Are there other facts we need to find out about the woman in order for the reason to make sense. yes

Is the woman's age relevant? yes race? no religion? no
Is the time that this occurred relevant? no 1900's? 2000+
Lisa (Dlcygnet)
Posted on Wednesday, October 05, 2005 - 10:09 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is this a disability that somebody is born with? That develops over time? Mostly only shows up in old people?

Arthritis? Brittle bones? A hump? Tremors? Old age in general?

Does it involve...
Extra extremities?
A lump?
Odd coloring of something?
Odd shape of something?
Higher tension in something?
Tony (E20)
Posted on Thursday, October 06, 2005 - 2:20 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Age is relevant: was she under ten? under twenty? under thirty? under forty? under fifty? under sixty? under seventy? under eighty? under ninety? under one hundred?

Did the disability affect her whole body? legs? arms? sight? hearing? mental capacity?
Mosquito (Mosquito)
Posted on Thursday, October 06, 2005 - 2:45 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the disability temporary, like pregnancy or a broken bone? Or permanent?
Tim A. Dowd (Bodo)
Posted on Thursday, October 06, 2005 - 3:16 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Because she gets better parking places (or parking places at all, for that matter)?
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Thursday, October 06, 2005 - 6:52 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Lisa (Dlcygnet) on Wednesday, October 05, 2005 - 10:09 pm:

Is this a disability that somebody is born with?possibly That develops over time? no Mostly only shows up in old people? no

Arthritis? Brittle bones? A hump? Tremors? Old age in general? none of those

Does it involve...
Extra extremities? no
A lump? no
Odd coloring of something? no
Odd shape of something? yesish
Higher tension in something? no

By Tony (E20) on Thursday, October 06, 2005 - 02:20 pm:

Age is relevant: was she under ten? under twenty? under thirty? under forty? under fifty? under sixty? under seventy? under eighty? under ninety? under one hundred? all that's relevant is that she's not a small child (probably not under 10, almost certainly not under 6 or 7
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Thursday, October 06, 2005 - 6:54 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did the disability affect her whole body? no legs? no arms? yes sight? no hearing? mental capacity? no

By Mosquito (Mosquito) on Thursday, October 06, 2005 - 02:45 pm:

Is the disability temporary, like pregnancy or a broken bone? no Or permanent? yes

By Tim A. Dowd (Bodo) on Thursday, October 06, 2005 - 03:16 pm:

Because she gets better parking places (or parking places at all, for that matter)no
Jens Weber (Sundowner)
Posted on Thursday, October 06, 2005 - 7:19 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does it matter that she's female?
(Does it matter that most of your puzzle protagonists are female?)
Is a romantic relationship relevant here?
Does our heroine have children? Relevant?
Is there some activity she performs better in than average because of her disability? (and if so: is this activity related to gambling, sports, or competitive games?)
Does her disability help her to find friends? to find a lover?
Does her disability provide her access to particular circles/clubs/groups?
Does her disability give her attention? (maybe, she's the only one with this sort of disability in the world? or the disability is named after her?)
Or is, maybe, the disability helpful in avoiding activities she does not really like to do?
Does the disability, which is obvious to other people, carry a message about our heroine? (like "she has ... arms, so she must be very ..")
Any double meaning, pun, proverb about "arms" relevant here?
Lisa (Dlcygnet)
Posted on Thursday, October 06, 2005 - 7:47 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are her arms shorter than most? Thus she's always able to pass the finger tip test for skirts when at school? It's easier for her to do pushups because she doesn't have as far to go? She will never get addicted to masturbating?
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Friday, October 07, 2005 - 8:16 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Jens Weber (Sundowner) on Thursday, October 06, 2005 - 07:19 pm:

Does it matter that she's female? no
(Does it matter that most of your puzzle protagonists are female? no)
Is a romantic relationship relevant here? no
Does our heroine have children? irrel Relevant?
Is there some activity she performs better in than average because of her disability? yes (and if so: is this activity related to gambling, sports, or competitive games?) no
Does her disability help her to find friends? no to find a lover? no
Does her disability provide her access to particular circles/clubs/groups? noish
Does her disability give her attention? (maybe, she's the only one with this sort of disability in the world? no or the disability is named after her? no)
Or is, maybe, the disability helpful in avoiding activities she does not really like to do?
Does the disability, which is obvious to other people, carry a message about our heroine? (like "she has ... arms, so she must be very ..")
Any double meaning, pun, proverb about "arms" relevant here?
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Friday, October 07, 2005 - 8:17 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Or is, maybe, the disability helpful in avoiding activities she does not really like to do? yesish
Does the disability, which is obvious to other people, carry a message about our heroine? no (like "she has ... arms, so she must be very ..")
Any double meaning, pun, proverb about "arms" relevant here? no
Vae (Vaetrus)
Posted on Sunday, October 09, 2005 - 4:18 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is it heritary?

Are her arms better in some way? faster?

(not under 6 or 7, but does not develope over time...)
Did it benefit her her whole life? Part? after puberty? (eh...)
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Tuesday, October 11, 2005 - 8:55 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Vae (Vaetrus) on Sunday, October 09, 2005 - 04:18 am:

Is it heritary? irrel but probably

Are her arms better in some way? yope faster? no

(not under 6 or 7, but does not develope over time...) she has the condition all her life, but it wouldn't benefit a small child
Did it benefit her her whole life? no Part? yes after puberty? (eh...) yes, but not all her life sfter puberty
Benjamin Moore (Zenith)
Posted on Wednesday, October 12, 2005 - 6:44 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Extreme double jointedness?
Does she have polydactyly, with full control over the extra digit(s)?
Does this disability help her musically?