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Nimue (Nimue)
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Posted on Wednesday, November 07, 2007 - 11:44 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

After being subjected to a very irritating half-hour, Caralise used her unusual hobby to get an unusual type of revenge. How come?
Bentarm (Bentarm)
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Posted on Thursday, November 08, 2007 - 12:04 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was the irritation she was subjected to in any way related to the hobby?
Was she subjected by someone she knew? By more than one person?
Was it irritating because of something that was being said? Something that was being done to her? Was she being physically touched in any way?
Did she get revenge on a single person? a group of people? a stranger? a friend? a colleague? a fellow hobbyist? a relative?

I assume it's relevant what her hobby is this time? Does it involve making things? doing any physical activity? Is it expensive? can you do this hobby at home? does it need any special equipment? Does anyone do it professionally?

Does she get her revenge immediately after the half hour? within an hour? within five hours? within a day? a week? a month? a year? two years?
Nimue (Nimue)
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Posted on Thursday, November 08, 2007 - 10:00 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Bentarm (Bentarm)
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Was the irritation she was subjected to in any way related to the hobby? no
Was she subjected by someone she knew? no By more than one person? yes
Was it irritating because of something that was being said? yope Something that was being done to her? yes Was she being physically touched in any way? no
Did she get revenge on a single person? no a group of people? yes a stranger? a friend? a colleague? a fellow hobbyist? a relative? all sstrangers & not fellow hobbyists

I assume it's relevant what her hobby is this time? yes Does it involve making things? no doing any physical activity?yesish Is it expensive? no can you do this hobby at home? yes does it need any special equipment? yes Does anyone do it professionally? yesish

Does she get her revenge immediately after the half hour? no within an hour? no within five hours? no within a day? noa week? unlikely but possible a month? possibly a year? yes two years?
Bentarm (Bentarm)
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Post Number: 1610
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Posted on Thursday, November 08, 2007 - 11:24 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did her revenge involve physically harming her irritators? Causing them emotional distress? tricking them in any way? After she got her revenge, would they be aware that she had got her revenge?
Is there any sense in which the revenge is ironic given the way in which she was irritated?
The equipment the hobby requires... a ball? a bat? string? rope? any special clothing? Is it likely I own this piece of equipment?
Might one perform this hobby on stage?

Whilst being irritated, was she in the same room as her irritators? Did she have some connection with them? Some business connection? Was she on a train? bus? plane? in a restaurant? hospital?
yope to something that was being said... was something being shouted? sung? whispered? Were they making any relevant noise?
Dlcygnet (Dlcygnet)
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Posted on Friday, November 09, 2007 - 9:52 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does her hobby involve collecting? Collection of something live? dead? animal? vegetable? mineral? paper? manmade? natural? Does her hobby involve exploration? Arts and crafts involved?

The irritation - were people asking annoying questions? Poking holes in a theory of hers? Was a lecture involved? One where nobody but her understood the subject?
Nimue (Nimue)
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Posted on Saturday, November 10, 2007 - 9:33 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Bentarm (Bentarm)
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Did her revenge involve physically harming her irritators? no Causing them emotional distress? yestricking them in any way? no After she got her revenge, would they be aware that she had got her revenge? probably
Is there any sense in which the revenge is ironic given the way in which she was irritated? yope
The equipment the hobby requires... a ball? no a bat? no string? no rope? no any special clothing? no Is it likely I own this piece of equipment? yes
Might one perform this hobby on stage? yes

Whilst being irritated, was she in the same room as her irritators? yes Did she have some connection with them? yes Some business connection? noish Was she on a train? no bus? no plane? no in a restaurant? yope or yesishhospital? no
yope to something that was being said... was something being shouted? no sung? yes whispered? no Were they making any relevant noise? see previous answer but one
Dlcygnet (Dlcygnet)
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Posted on Friday, November 09, 2007 - 9:52 pm: Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)
Does her hobby involve collecting? noish Collection of something live? no dead? no animal? no vegetable? no mineral? nopaper? no manmade? yes, to the extent that it involves collecting at all natural? no Does her hobby involve exploration? yope Arts and crafts involved? no

The irritation - were people asking annoying questions? no Poking holes in a theory of hers? no Was a lecture involved? no One where nobody but her understood the subject? no
Bentarm (Bentarm)
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Post Number: 1618
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Posted on Tuesday, November 13, 2007 - 2:42 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was she working when she was being irritated? as a waitress? cook? barmaid? serving her irritators in any way?
Was the song they were singing directed at her in particular? At some group of which she is a member?

Does her hobby involve reading? watching TV? watching DVDs? videos? Is it an online hobby?
Would it be possible to do this hobby on a desert island? Does it involve interacting with other people? The necessary equipment - do you wear it? hold it in your hands? Does it have any power source? a battery? mains?
Nimue (Nimue)
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Posted on Tuesday, November 13, 2007 - 10:11 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Posted on Tuesday, November 13, 2007 - 2:42 am: Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)
Was she working when she was being irritated? no as a waitress? no cook? no barmaid? no serving her irritators in any way? no
Was the song they were singing directed at her in particular? no At some group of which she is a member?yope

Does her hobby involve reading? yes watching TV? no watching DVDs? novideos? no Is it an online hobby? yes
Would it be possible to do this hobby on a desert island? I'm not sureDoes it involve interacting with other people? yes The necessary equipment - do you wear it? no hold it in your hands? yope Does it have any power source? yes a battery? no mains? maybe
Bentarm (Bentarm)
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Post Number: 1619
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Posted on Wednesday, November 14, 2007 - 12:00 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the necessary equipment just a PC?
Is the hobby doing lateral puzzles? Can the hobby be done without a PC connected to the internet?
Does the hobby involve writing? posting things on some internet forum? on a website? blog?
Did some version of this hobby exist 50 years ago?
Nimue (Nimue)
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Posted on Wednesday, November 14, 2007 - 1:05 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Bentarm (Bentarm)
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Post Number: 1619
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Posted on Wednesday, November 14, 2007 - 12:00 am: Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)
Is the necessary equipment just a PC?yes
Is the hobby doing lateral puzzles?yes Can the hobby be done without a PC connected to the internet? see above
Does the hobby involve writing? see above posting things on some internet forum? see aboveon a website? see above blog? no
Did some version of this hobby exist 50 years ago? I'm not sure
Bentarm (Bentarm)
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Post Number: 1621
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Posted on Wednesday, November 14, 2007 - 2:37 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is this a true story? Is Caralise actually Felicia Nimue Ackerman?

Did Caralise run a puzzle about her irritators? Were they also members of the same lateral puzzles forum? Did she write anything about them on a lateral puzzles forum?
Nimue (Nimue)
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Post Number: 2870
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Posted on Friday, November 16, 2007 - 4:06 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Bentarm (Bentarm)
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Posted on Wednesday, November 14, 2007 - 2:37 pm: Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)
Is this a true story? yes
Is Caralise actually Felicia Nimue Ackerman? yes Did Caralise run a puzzle about her irritators? yes Were they also members of the same lateral puzzles forum? no Did she write anything about them on a lateral puzzles foruum? no

********* SPOILER *************
A few weeks ago, I was at a benefit dinner & was subjected to "entertainment," in the form of a painfully inept singing group, which adapted well-known songs (like "Frere Jacques")to political ends, i.e., anti-Bush lyrics. It was a liberal group so they were preaching to the choir. I share the exciting, original view that Bush is a jerk, but that doesn't mean I want to hear mediocre voices sing clumsy lyrics. When I complained to the organization, I was told that one of the board members was also a member of that singing group so when she asked that her group be given a chance to perform, the board agreed. I replied that while proud parents might be willing to sit through the inept performances of grade schoolers, such ineptness should not be inflicted on a captive audience at a benefit dinner. Posting this puzzle is my revenge--although I'm not feeling vindictive enough to post the name of the group.

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