[kicks off boots and dumps 3 packs of swiss miss into hot mug of water]
No matter which hunt I'm working on, I keep running into deep down ancient greek themes.
To take my mind off such things, I think I'll pick up some fun reading by authors Connie Willis and Mikhail Bulgakov.
Can't find the #12? Travel in time
Instead of looking in the here and now, maybe we need to be looking in the future. Maybe there (and then) it has already been found and you can then come back to the present and find where it will be.
Can't time travel on your own? Connie Willis can do it for you: The Doomsday Book and To Say Nothing of the Dog. Just re-read the first, (first time was audio and it got me from Indiana to Maine) and waiting to read the second.
It would seem that the 12 was plucked out of time and placed who knows somewhere when. ack.
Originally Posted by thedawailey
I haven't managed to read Doomsday yet, but I'd like to before I get on to the latest Willis book. TSNotD kicked butt, to say the least.
Master and the Margarita isn't wholly time travel oriented, but it deserves a nod.
interest in this hunt really seems dead lately. moved on to working Domino's Cowboy mostly. when springtime warms up, I'm sure people will be planning their good weather excursions again and I hope to see some fun stories shared. i'm planning a couple adventures with the kids now that they are capable of handling shovels on their own.
i wanted to share something about my current avatar: it's a photo of an object I found in the garbage a good while ago. i thought it was just junk at the time, but it ended up being valued at about $1000 and is now in the care of a military museum in washington dc. i found it most interesting that the artist/crafter/maker would put a symbol of a man holding a bundle of balloons on their work. its date of manufacture was circa 1931. i'm sorry i can't post a picture of the whole object.
Very nice- and unique. What was the object? A drawing? Folk art carving? A book?
Kind of an Antiques Roadshow find! You have a good eye.
I agree interest in TCWAF seems to have died. I keep checking the book off & on, but it's hard when I know #12 is nowhere near me, and even if I found the location, nobody else is going to brave the winter to find it!
Spring is on the way; my bonsai tree is blooming after a dormant winter- a very encouraging sign seeing as I wasn't really sure if was dormant or dead!
Anyway, I hope we see more activity again soon on TCWAF and that Gus gets out of his funk.
That is very cool. Would love to hear the whole story.
Originally Posted by erexere
Made up garbage...
12th floor = 12 = Carbon
11th floor = 11 = Woody
10th floor = 1 = Harpoon, hunting tool
9th floor = 6 = Darth Vader's Advanced Tie Fighter
8th floor = 5 = Mum's jewelry box
7th floor = 7 = lucky shot
6th floor = 9 = Sign
5th floor = 4 = sides to a square
4th floor = 2 = Ocean
3rd floor = 3 = Wheat (Ms. Sweet)
2nd floor = 10 = Poison
1st floor = 8 = Radiant Eye on door.
This is a list interpreting the characteristics of the found numbers with some detail or theme on each floor. I'm open to suggestions or changes, this is just playing around stuff.
Jigsy, Krieger, and the Kaulken kids all have bunk beds. I think that's a connection.
Paradox = pair of dogs = two dice, both showing 1's or "snake eyes"
Singular of 'dice' is 'die'.
Die = Saint Die = St. Deodatus of Nevers.
If he were alive today, what would his preferred cereal be?
Deodatus = character in 1961 Genet play "The Blacks: a clown show" played by James Earl Jones.
JEJ = Darth.
That's right, I just correlated a six-sider with the awesome power of The Dark Side...and that my friends is what the Bibbonacci Code is all about.
A lot of oddly synergystical stuff can be found in this guy's Twitter feed. He follows and is followed by Gus on twitter. I'm too tired to dig through it for all the references, but they are there, Starwars on the Subway, James Earl Jones, Tina Turner, Pop and Candy, Jewel, and lots of stuff about Peanut Butter.