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[Doriana] Code red

PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:35 pm
by Doriana
Violet (H/A/F) sits down, looks at her watch and sighs as she takes something out of her bag. "I guess it's another red day", she mutters to herself. What's going on?

Based on a true story.

Re: [Doriana] Code red

PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:57 pm
by android18
Is Violet someone famous? Politician? War involved? If so, WW1? WW2? Cold War? Communism relevant? Is her watch an ordinary wristwatch? Did this happen during the 21st century? Before 2000? 1950? 1900? Earlier? In the UK? US? Europe? Asia? Is her bag a handbag? Rucksack? Is the item she takes out something that would be considered an ordinary everyday item? Is something bad occurring? Is Violet angry? Sad? Disappointed?

Re: [Doriana] Code red

PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:13 pm
by Doriana
Is Violet someone famous? Politician? War involved? If so, WW1? WW2? Cold War? Communism relevant? No to all of these Is her watch an ordinary wristwatch? Yes Did this happen during the 21st century? This Before 2000? 1950? 1900? Earlier? In the UK? US? Europe? This Asia? Is her bag a handbag? Rucksack? Either would work Is the item she takes out something that would be considered an ordinary everyday item? Yes Is something bad occurring? "Bad" isn't quite the right word, but it's not positive Is Violet angry? This... Sad? Disappointed? ...and this

Re: [Doriana] Code red

PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:23 pm
by android18
Is the problem one personal to Violet? Or does it affect a lot of people? Is the event a well-known one? Is the object from her bag a food item? Mirror? Makeup? Is she angry at a person? At herself? Relevant what time she checks her watch? Relevant where she is (e.g. at home, work, bus, etc.)? Will the object from her bag rectify the issue at all? Is the problem a common one that affects most people?

Re: [Doriana] Code red

PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:27 pm
by Doriana
Is the problem one personal to Violet? No Or does it affect a lot of people? Yes Is the event a well-known one? Yope, DOYD of "event" Is the object from her bag a food item? Mirror? Makeup? No to all, and slight FA Is she angry at a person? At herself? No to both Relevant what time she checks her watch? The time of day is not relevant, but explore Relevant where she is (e.g. at home, work, bus, etc.)? Yes Will the object from her bag rectify the issue at all? No Is the problem a common one that affects most people? Not most people, but it's common

Re: [Doriana] Code red

PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:34 pm
by android18
A well-known occurrence? Well-known situation? Does it happen regularly in general? Regularly to Violet? Does it happen in a particular country? If so, France? Germany? Ireland? Spain? Italy? Russia? Portugal? Greece? Poland? Ukraine? Sweden? Norway? Finland? Denmark? Is it just Violet who refers to it as 'a red day'? Does this refer to the literal colour of something? If so, the sky? Is 'red' used as a metaphor? To mean something negative? Does she take the literal object out of her bag? Does she relevantly use the thing? Would she still have taken it out of her bag if it wasn't 'a red day'?

Re: [Doriana] Code red

PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:45 pm
by Doriana
A well-known occurrence? Well-known situation? This Does it happen regularly in general? Yes Regularly to Violet? Yes Does it happen in a particular country? It happens regularly in a lot of different countries... If so, France? Germany? ...but this story is from Germany Ireland? Spain? Italy? Russia? Portugal? Greece? Poland? Ukraine? Sweden? Norway? Finland? Denmark? Is it just Violet who refers to it as 'a red day'? Yes Does this refer to the literal colour of something? Yes If so, the sky? No Is 'red' used as a metaphor? Yope To mean something negative? Yes Does she take the literal object out of her bag? Yes, but same slight FA Does she relevantly use the thing? Yes, but same slight FA Would she still have taken it out of her bag if it wasn't 'a red day'? Yope, same slight FA

Re: [Doriana] Code red

PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:54 pm
by android18
Does the red refer to blood? Has Violet got a medical condition? Is she in a doctor's waiting room? Is an appointment she's waiting for overdue? WAG: Is a 'red day' a day where their are more accidents and emergencies, which results in less available medics and therefore longer waiting times? Does she take a book from her bag? A form of some kind?

Re: [Doriana] Code red

PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:57 pm
by Doriana
Does the red refer to blood? Has Violet got a medical condition? Is she in a doctor's waiting room? Is an appointment she's waiting for overdue? WAG: Is a 'red day' a day where their are more accidents and emergencies, which results in less available medics and therefore longer waiting times? Does she take a book from her bag? A form of some kind? I'm afraid that's a no to all

Re: [Doriana] Code red

PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 1:59 am
by android18
Does 'red' associate with Violet personally? Is something of hers red? Will other people be angry on the same 'red day' as her? If so, all for the same reason? Is politics or government involved? Is Violet's profession relevant? If so, teacher? Lawyer? Doctor? Emergency services? Is she on her way to work? At work?

Re: [Doriana] Code red

PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:32 am
by Doriana
Does 'red' associate with Violet personally? I'm not sure what you mean, could you clarify? Is something of hers red? Yes Will other people be angry on the same 'red day' as her? Yes If so, all for the same reason? Yes Is politics or government involved? No Is Violet's profession relevant? No If so, teacher? Lawyer? Doctor? Emergency services? Is she on her way to work? This At work?

Re: [Doriana] Code red

PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 12:09 pm
by peter365
Does Violet give other days a colour e.g. is there ever a blue day? Is her commute to work relevant? Does she look at her watch to find out the time? Is there any other relevant information displayed on the watch e.g the date? is she timing something? Is the watch damaged in any way? Is it telling the correct time?

Does the 'her bag' refer to Violet's bag or someone elses?

Does Violet expect to be delayed ? does she have to change her plans? Has she missed out on something? is her profession relevant? hobbies?

Re: [Doriana] Code red

PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 12:40 pm
by Doriana
Does Violet give other days a colour e.g. is there ever a blue day? Yes, good q! There are three colours (red, pink and grey) Is her commute to work relevant? Yes Does she look at her watch to find out the time? Yes Is there any other relevant information displayed on the watch e.g the date? No is she timing something? Yope Is the watch damaged in any way? No Is it telling the correct time? Yes

Does the 'her bag' refer to Violet's bag or someone elses? Violet's

Does Violet expect to be delayed ? Yes does she have to change her plans? Has she missed out on something? is her profession relevant? No to these hobbies? Yes, one hobby

Re: [Doriana] Code red

PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 12:53 pm
by android18
Would a pink day make her happy? A grey one? Is she driving to work? On a bus? Train? Waiting for either a bus or train? Workers' strikes relevant? Walking? Is she running late due to her own fault? Did the relevant hobby cause her to run late? Is her hobby a sport? Such as running? Does she collect things? Write books? Watch planes or trains?

Re: [Doriana] Code red

PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 1:13 pm
by Doriana
Would a pink day make her happy? No A grey one? Yes Is she driving to work? On a bus? Train? This Waiting for either a bus or train? This is also relevant Workers' strikes relevant? Walking? Is she running late due to her own fault? Did the relevant hobby cause her to run late? Is her hobby a sport? Such as running? Does she collect things? Write books? Watch planes or trains? No to all of these

Re: [Doriana] Code red

PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:18 pm
by android18
Is the 'red' her phone about to run out of charge? Perhaps waiting for the train for longer than expected used up her battery? Does she take a charger out of her bag? Is her hobby something to do with social media?

Re: [Doriana] Code red

PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:19 pm
by Doriana
Is the 'red' her phone about to run out of charge? Clever idea, but no Perhaps waiting for the train for longer than expected used up her battery? Does she take a charger out of her bag? Is her hobby something to do with social media? No to all

Re: [Doriana] Code red

PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:37 pm
by android18
When she sits down, is that on the train? Does the 'red' refer to a fine? For being late to work? Is a pink day a less severe version of a red day? Does a grey day mean that something actually positive is happening? The inverse of a red day? Does it just mean that nothing negative is happening and everything's running smoothly?

Re: [Doriana] Code red

PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:50 pm
by Doriana
When she sits down, is that on the train? Yes! Does the 'red' refer to a fine? For being late to work? No to these Is a pink day a less severe version of a red day? Yes Does a grey day mean that something actually positive is happening? The inverse of a red day? Does it just mean that nothing negative is happening and everything's running smoothly? This

Re: [Doriana] Code red

PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:53 pm
by GalFisk
Is the train late? Diverted? Cancelled? Would others be likely to call it a red day? If she was driving a car and stuck in traffic, could that result in a red day? Changing transportation relevant? Such as changing to a bus line, and having to take the "Red" line on days she were late?

Re: [Doriana] Code red

PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 3:01 pm
by Doriana
Is the train late? Yes Diverted? Cancelled? Would others be likely to call it a red day? If she was driving a car and stuck in traffic, could that result in a red day? Changing transportation relevant? Such as changing to a bus line, and having to take the "Red" line on days she were late? No to rest

Re: [Doriana] Code red

PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 3:56 pm
by android18
Is there anything on the train which is coloured red to represent its lateness? Such as a screen? Does she relevantly tell anyone that she's going to be late? Such as her boss? Is the thing in her bag a phone? Something to alleviate boredom? Something that involves her hobby? Such as a word puzzle (e.g. crossword)?

Re: [Doriana] Code red

PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 4:01 pm
by Doriana
Is there anything on the train which is coloured red to represent its lateness? Such as a screen? Does she relevantly tell anyone that she's going to be late? Such as her boss? Is the thing in her bag a phone? No to these Something to alleviate boredom? Yes Something that involves her hobby? Yes Such as a word puzzle (e.g. crossword)? But not this

Re: [Doriana] Code red

PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 4:07 pm
by android18
Is the thing in her bag red? Does she have a different thing to take out depending on the colour of the day? Is it a pen? Paper? Both? Does she do art? Maths? Is it a common hobby?

Re: [Doriana] Code red

PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 4:14 pm
by Doriana
Is the thing in her bag red? Yes, with the same slight FA that has been present for a while Does she have a different thing to take out depending on the colour of the day? Yes! Is it a pen? Paper? Both? No to these Does she do art? No, but OTRT Maths? No Is it a common hobby? Yes

Re: [Doriana] Code red

PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 4:23 pm
by android18
Is the FA that she has different colours of the object for different days? Does it object change colour depending on the day? Is she knitting? Sewing?

Re: [Doriana] Code red

PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 4:57 pm
by Doriana
Is the FA that she has different colours of the object for different days? No (she does, but that's not the FA) Does it object change colour depending on the day? No Is she knitting? YES Sewing?

Re: [Doriana] Code red

PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:01 pm
by android18
Does she take the wool out of her bag? Needles? A piece in progress? Does she choose to knit something red because it reflects her mood? Because it will kill more time?

Re: [Doriana] Code red

PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:20 pm
by Doriana
Does she take the wool out of her bag? Yes Needles? Yes (the FA was that she only takes one object out of her bag) A piece in progress? Yes Does she choose to knit something red because it reflects her mood? Yope Because it will kill more time? No

Re: [Doriana] Code red

PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:05 am
by GalFisk
Relevant what she's knitting? For whom? Is she knitting more than one thing? Does she use different color yarn depending on the lateness of the train? Is she making something with stripes?

Re: [Doriana] Code red

PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:54 am
by peter365
Is she knitting a three coloured striped scarf with red being the thickest stripe?

Edit 'Just noticed after I'd posted that Galfisk asked about stripes.

Re: [Doriana] Code red

PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:50 am
by Doriana
Relevant what she's knitting? Yes For whom? No Is she knitting more than one thing? No Does she use different color yarn depending on the lateness of the train? YES Is she making something with stripes? Yes

Is she knitting a three coloured striped scarf Yes with red being the thickest stripe? Not quite, see spoiler for details

Edit 'Just noticed after I'd posted that Galfisk asked about stripes.

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

Violet knits a "delay scarf" to visualize delays on her daily commute over the course of a year. She knits two rows every day, using grey yarn if her train is on time, pink if it's between 5 and 30 minutes late, and red if it's more than 30 minutes late.

The result can be seen here - it's actually half grey with a lot of pink, but also has a huge red chunk for 6.5 weeks of rail replacement service.


Great groundwork by android, and nice solve by Peter and GalFisk!

Re: [Doriana] Code red (*CAST OFF*)

PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:45 am
by LemonCurry
This is a great idea - too bad I can't knit :)

Re: [Doriana] Code red (*CAST OFF*)

PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:51 am
by peter365
Excellent puzzle Doriana

Re: [Doriana] Code red (*CAST OFF*)

PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:58 am
by GalFisk
Almost anyone can learn to knit, and then you can make a skill scarf showing your progress!
I still have the lopsided ball I knitted in first grade. I didn't know I was supposed to turn the knitting over, so I just mirrored what I did first in order to get back to where I started.
Nice puzzle and nice scarf.

Re: [Doriana] Code red (*CAST OFF*)

PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:17 pm
by Doriana
Btw, the scarf is now up for auction on ebay and the profits will be donated to Bahnhofsmission, a charity organisation that provides help to people in need - e.g. homeless people, travellers with disabilities, or children travelling alone - at train stations all over Germany.

Re: [Doriana] Code red (*CAST OFF*)

PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 4:26 pm
by gregoryuconn
Looks gray, blue, and red to me. Am I missing something?

Re: [Doriana] Code red (*CAST OFF*)

PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 4:28 pm
by GalFisk
Maybe it's like that infamous dress that people with different screens could never agree on what colors it was. But the poster of the tweet is specifying the actual colors she sees in real life.

Re: [Doriana] Code red (*CAST OFF*)

PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 4:38 pm
by Hobbsicle
I think the blue is the gray (very dull charcoal blue), and the light color is pink (looks whitish grayish, but has a pink hue).