Our history teachers tell us that the first puzzle was created by Archimedes, the great Greek mathematician. From the moment he unleashed it, noble and villainous people raced against each other to unlock its secrets. The future of the modern world hung in the balance. Who would be the first to solve the puzzle variously known as the Loculus, the Stomachion, the Ostomachion, and Synthemachion, Archimedes' Box, and "exceedingly difficult"?
You will be proud to know that a member of our organization was the first to succeed. It took only two thousand years.
Your training will be no less difficult, but it is arguably far more important. Never before have so many critical skills and vital truths been taught in one place - not even in my own mountain classroom from long ago.
Today our world is full of puzzles. Who is a volunteer? Who is a villain? Who is in disguise? What is the code? Who burnt down the house? Where is the hiding place? Which side are you on? How did this happen? What can you do? What was the first question again?
Your training is designed to help you begin to solve such puzzles. As you embark, allow me to recall the words of an associate who many believe is no longer with us:
There cannot be truth without, first, confusion.
With all due respect,
I don't think we ever sourced that quotation, either.
TPPuzzles was originally a movie-edition supplementary book, but it was genuinely really good; probably because of this, the book was later revised, expanded, and rereleased as a proper supplementary edition to the main series, without the movie-related trappings. The new introduction was a part of distinguishing it as a separate product; it also had I think sixteen new puzzles, and new cover art.
He's been reading a lot of old Chinese work lately; see also Pu Songling. It's been suggested to me that any supernatural connection might have more of a bearing on the play he's working on, The Story of the Ghost of the Dead Rabbit.
Post by lunabeatrice on Mar 11, 2016 14:14:08 GMT -5
I would love a third series about Kit's daughter. Handler will leave the mysteries unexplained-as he always does- but he could writing a lot of stories about Snicket's universe and its characters. There are so much subject matters for writing !
Merry Ann: My theory is that they target forums where their links get attention (clicks or posts). The best thing you can do is ignore it until a mod or I can delete it. Click the "Setting" gear and "Report Post" to report it to us as spam, or PM me / the section mod
Nov 23, 2020 11:05:47 GMT -5
Mr. Remora: Don't ignore them
Nov 24, 2020 10:30:31 GMT -5
Mr. Remora: Don't be rude
Nov 24, 2020 10:30:34 GMT -5
Mr. Remora: You wouldn't like to be ignored would you
Nov 24, 2020 10:30:44 GMT -5
Mr. Remora: They just want love, sympathy and tenderness
Nov 24, 2020 10:31:22 GMT -5
Hermes: I do not think we have yet reached a level of artificial intelligence where this could be true
Nov 24, 2020 10:49:19 GMT -5
Hermes: Notwithstanding the very interesting ASOUE theory by a bot which Uncle Algernon posted recently.
Nov 24, 2020 10:50:22 GMT -5
Jean: Yes ... That was really interesting, and I was worried that one day people like me would be replaced.
Nov 25, 2020 4:04:46 GMT -5
Marlowe: Zortegus is phrasing that in a way that makes me think he's quoting/referencing something, but I'm not sure what it is
Nov 25, 2020 15:32:34 GMT -5
Jean: Z is saying that robots that are spamming people want to be loved.
Nov 25, 2020 15:49:41 GMT -5
Marlowe: I know, but the way it's phrased is strange, like he's referencing something
Nov 25, 2020 20:20:42 GMT -5
Jean: Diego Maradona RIP
Nov 25, 2020 22:39:19 GMT -5
roxy222: What ASOUE theory by a bot? I need to see this.
Nov 28, 2020 2:59:52 GMT -5