[Grip] Alone in the Dark

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[Grip] Alone in the Dark

Postby Grip » Thu Oct 27, 2016 5:30 pm

The two men made the same mistake and it caused complete fright.
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Re: [Grip] Alone in the Dark

Postby Balin » Thu Oct 27, 2016 6:01 pm

Two men: H? A? M?
Fright: for the men? For someone else? For more than one someone else?
Did they make the same mistake at the same time? At the same location? Together?
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Re: [Grip] Alone in the Dark

Postby Westing1992 » Thu Oct 27, 2016 6:25 pm

Did they both make an error in calculations? In diagnosis?
Was the second man called in to double-check the first one's conclusion?
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Re: [Grip] Alone in the Dark

Postby Grip » Thu Oct 27, 2016 6:48 pm

Two men: H? A? M? yes to all three
Fright: for the men? yes For someone else? no For more than one someone else? no
Did they make the same mistake at the same time? yes At the same location? yes Together? yes


Did they both make an error in calculations? no In diagnosis? no
Was the second man called in to double-check the first one's conclusion? no
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Re: [Grip] Alone in the Dark

Postby Balin » Thu Oct 27, 2016 6:57 pm

Is this a Halloween puzzle?
Are the men in danger? Of dying? Is anyone relevant committing a crime?
Did the men know each other before making the mistake?
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Re: [Grip] Alone in the Dark

Postby GalFisk » Thu Oct 27, 2016 7:01 pm

Were they trying to do the same thing? To work together? Were they competing? Were they afraid for their lives? Were both afraid for the same reason?
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Re: [Grip] Alone in the Dark

Postby Grip » Thu Oct 27, 2016 7:03 pm

Is this a Halloween puzzle? not specifically, does have creepy aspects to it, though
Are the men in danger? no Of dying? no Is anyone relevant committing a crime? no
Did the men know each other before making the mistake? NO


Were they trying to do the same thing? yessish To work together? no Were they competing? no Were they afraid for their lives? YES Were both afraid for the same reason? basically, YES
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Re: [Grip] Alone in the Dark

Postby CoffeeBean » Thu Oct 27, 2016 7:06 pm

Were the men in a dark area (very little or no light)?
Were they both trying to do the same thing?
Did each man know that the other man was present? Or did they discover this over time?
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Re: [Grip] Alone in the Dark

Postby Grip » Thu Oct 27, 2016 7:13 pm

Were the men in a dark area (very little or no light)? YES
Were they both trying to do the same thing? yessish
Did each man know that the other man was present? YES Or did they discover this over time? no
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Re: [Grip] Alone in the Dark

Postby GalFisk » Thu Oct 27, 2016 7:32 pm

Were they afraid of each other? Of someone else? Of a thing? An animal? Something supernatural or mythological? Did each know the other was afraid?
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Re: [Grip] Alone in the Dark

Postby Grip » Thu Oct 27, 2016 7:42 pm

Were they afraid of each other? YES Of someone else? Of a thing? An animal? Something supernatural or mythological? no to rest Did each know the other was afraid? NO
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Re: [Grip] Alone in the Dark

Postby CoffeeBean » Thu Oct 27, 2016 7:45 pm

Did the men speak to each other?
Could they see each other?
Were they indoors or at least in an enclosed area like a cave or cavern? Or were they outdoors?
Could they hear each other?
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Re: [Grip] Alone in the Dark

Postby Grip » Thu Oct 27, 2016 7:50 pm

Did the men speak to each other? NO
Could they see each other? YES
Were they indoors or at least in an enclosed area like a cave or cavern? no Or were they outdoors? yes
Could they hear each other? yes
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Re: [Grip] Alone in the Dark

Postby Balin » Thu Oct 27, 2016 8:04 pm

Did the men each think the other man was trying to kill them?
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Re: [Grip] Alone in the Dark

Postby CoffeeBean » Thu Oct 27, 2016 8:16 pm

Were the men hunting, or participating in a similar activity that involved weapons?
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Postby Grip » Thu Oct 27, 2016 9:27 pm

Were the men hunting, or participating in a similar activity that involved weapons? no

Did the men each think the other man was trying to kill them? yessish
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Re: [Grip] Alone in the Dark

Postby Balin » Thu Oct 27, 2016 9:37 pm

Were the men able to speak at all?
Were they able to touch each other?
Had the men been harmed in any way? Or otherwise physically deformed?
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Re: [Grip] Alone in the Dark

Postby Zanreo » Thu Oct 27, 2016 9:40 pm

Did they misinterpret what the other one said?
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Re: [Grip] Alone in the Dark

Postby Grip » Thu Oct 27, 2016 9:43 pm

Were the men able to speak at all? yes, but they didn't
Were they able to touch each other? yes, but they didn't
Had the men been harmed in any way? Or otherwise physically deformed? no to both


Did they misinterpret what the other one said? no, they didn't speak at all
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Re: [Grip] Alone in the Dark

Postby GalFisk » Fri Oct 28, 2016 6:54 am

Are they working? Their professions relevant? Do they have the same profession? Do they have the means of killing one another? Is there a war? Are they taking part in a conflict? Would they not make the mistake of they could see better?
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Re: [Grip] Alone in the Dark

Postby Twilightseeker » Fri Oct 28, 2016 8:16 am

Were they not expecting to see anyone else? Were they surprised by each others' presence?
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Re: [Grip] Alone in the Dark

Postby Grip » Fri Oct 28, 2016 9:26 am

Are they working? no Their professions relevant? no Do they have the same profession? irr Do they have the means of killing one another? no weapons Is there a war? no Are they taking part in a conflict? no Would they not make the mistake of they could see better? no

Were they not expecting to see anyone else? Were they surprised by each others' presence? big YES to both
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Re: [Grip] Alone in the Dark

Postby GalFisk » Fri Oct 28, 2016 2:23 pm

Are they exploring something? Are they in a Place unfamiliar to them? Do they Think the Place is empty? Abandoned? Are they in a building? Wilderness? Do they want to be where they are?
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Re: [Grip] Alone in the Dark

Postby Grip » Fri Oct 28, 2016 2:39 pm

Are they exploring something? no Are they in a Place unfamiliar to them? no Do they Think the Place is empty? they did until they saw each other Abandoned? no Are they in a building? no Wilderness? yes, a forest Do they want to be where they are? noish
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Re: [Grip] Alone in the Dark

Postby GalFisk » Fri Oct 28, 2016 2:53 pm

Are they lost? Are they camping? Walking? Heading for a specific place? Looking for something? For someone? Are they in the forest because of the mistake?
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Re: [Grip] Alone in the Dark

Postby Grip » Fri Oct 28, 2016 4:06 pm

Are they lost? no Are they camping? no Walking? YES Heading for a specific place? yes Looking for something? no For someone? no Are they in the forest because of the mistake? no, mistake occurs in the forest
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Re: [Grip] Alone in the Dark

Postby CoffeeBean » Fri Oct 28, 2016 4:11 pm

Are the men walking towards each other? Parallel to each other? Away from each other?
Are the men close enough to each other to be seen without any kind of implement like binoculars?
Is either man carrying anything relevant?
Is either man walking out of the wooded area? Into it? Wanting to traverse through it?
Is either man using navigation tools of any kind?
Is either man walking on a road or path?
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Re: [Grip] Alone in the Dark

Postby Grip » Fri Oct 28, 2016 4:32 pm

Are the men walking towards each other? no Parallel to each other? yes Away from each other? no
Are the men close enough to each other to be seen without any kind of implement like binoculars? very much yes
Is either man carrying anything relevant? no
Is either man walking out of the wooded area? no Into it? no Wanting to traverse through it? no
Is either man using navigation tools of any kind? no
Is either man walking on a road or path? no
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Re: [Grip] Alone in the Dark

Postby Twilightseeker » Fri Oct 28, 2016 8:47 pm

So, to summarize (let me know if I get anything wrong):

Two men are walking (going somewhere) in a forest at night, and each thinks they are alone. When they see each other, they are both surprised/scared. It turns out they were both walking parallel to each other without either one knowing it.

Is this correct?

If so,

1) Is it relevant where they are going?
2) Is any other relevant person included in the story?
3) Did they both come from the same place? Relevant?
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Re: [Grip] Alone in the Dark

Postby Grip » Fri Oct 28, 2016 11:31 pm

So, to summarize (let me know if I get anything wrong): Ok, sure!

Two men are walking (going somewhere) in a forest at night, and each thinks they are alone. When they see each other, they are both surprised/scared. It turns out they were both walking parallel to each other without either one knowing it.

Is this correct? basically, yes

If so,

1) Is it relevant where they are going? not really, they were walking to their respective homes
2) Is any other relevant person included in the story? no
3) Did they both come from the same place? Relevant? no and no
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Re: [Grip] Alone in the Dark

Postby Balin » Sat Oct 29, 2016 3:29 am

Was their view of each other obstructed? Did they just not look towards each other?
Did something else draw their attention toward the other person?
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Re: [Grip] Alone in the Dark

Postby Grip » Sat Oct 29, 2016 10:12 am

Was their view of each other obstructed? no Did they just not look towards each other? no
Did something else draw their attention toward the other person? yes, they became aware of the sound of each others walking
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Re: [Grip] Alone in the Dark

Postby GalFisk » Sat Oct 29, 2016 10:49 am

Do they think the other is: sneaking? Lurking? Trying to hide? Trying to get ahead and stop them? Do they ever mistake each other's footstepps as something else? Do they walk with the same rhythm?
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Re: [Grip] Alone in the Dark

Postby Grip » Sat Oct 29, 2016 11:13 am

Do they think the other is: sneaking? noish Lurking? noish Trying to hide? no Trying to get ahead and stop them? noish, OTRT! Do they ever mistake each others footsteps as something else? no Do they walk with the same rhythm? pretty much
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Re: [Grip] Alone in the Dark

Postby GalFisk » Sat Oct 29, 2016 12:34 pm

Do they speed up? Slow down? Follow a different route than they first intended? Do they end up racing one another? Trying to get away from one another? Do they both think the reaction of the other is because the other wants to kill them?
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Re: [Grip] Alone in the Dark

Postby Grip » Sat Oct 29, 2016 12:41 pm

Do they speed up? yes Slow down? no Follow a different route than they first intended? no Do they end up racing one another? no Trying to get away from one another? YES Do they both think the reaction of the other is because the other wants to kill them? YES, or at the least harm them

Good job, SPOILER ahead!
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Re: [Grip] Alone in the Dark

Postby Grip » Sat Oct 29, 2016 12:55 pm

********** SPOILER **********

Two men are walking in the same woods at night on their way home from work. Their homes are in the same general direction, so eventually they end up walking very closely together. Lost in their own thoughts, they do not notice at first but eventually the sounds of their respective footsteps draws their attention to each other. Being in a dark wood with a strange man walking with them, their imaginations begin to run wild and they convince themselves that the other man intends physical harm of some degree or another. So they both start walking much quicker which of course only reinforces their mistaken notion and they end up running home in sheer panic!
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