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Forum: Umineko 2012-02-28, 05:21
Replies: 35,515
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Posted By WitchOfDoubt
If we have to get a culprit - and I don't think...

If we have to get a culprit - and I don't think we actually need one, given the strong possibility that the whole mess was an accident - George makes more sense than very nearly anyone else simply on...
Forum: Umineko 2012-02-28, 04:51
Replies: 35,515
Views: 3,056,530
Posted By WitchOfDoubt
I'm not sure if "honest" or "dishonest" is the...

I'm not sure if "honest" or "dishonest" is the right word to use at all here. In EP 5, Virgilia and Ronove explicitly tell us that Beatrice has a very different idea of what constitutes a "fair...
Forum: Umineko 2012-02-28, 04:11
Replies: 35,515
Views: 3,056,530
Posted By WitchOfDoubt
Here's one that I haven't seen. Either it's so...

Here's one that I haven't seen. Either it's so obvious that I'm several years late to the party, or people have underestimated Ryukishi's knack for cross-cultural wordplay.

Ryukishi07 wrote...
Forum: Umineko 2012-01-29, 01:37
Replies: 794
Views: 110,225
Posted By WitchOfDoubt
Renall: Cognitive dissonance? You mean, reading...

Renall: Cognitive dissonance? You mean, reading about one costume and seeing another represented?

I guess, but what I really like about your using the original sprites here is the suggestion that...
Forum: Umineko 2012-01-11, 03:42
Replies: 794
Views: 110,225
Posted By WitchOfDoubt
If you had to encode a chessboard position with...

If you had to encode a chessboard position with numbers, what would you make "0" represent?

There are 8 threes and 8 twos in each of the lines of numbers. What do they most likely represent?

If...
Forum: Umineko 2012-01-11, 03:09
Replies: 794
Views: 110,225
Posted By WitchOfDoubt
Castling is not needed. All of the moves...

Castling is not needed.

All of the moves have been given to you on the "Find the Key" page. The entire game is there for your perusal, if you can interpret it.

The game does not last long.
Forum: Umineko 2012-01-11, 03:00
Replies: 35,515
Views: 3,056,530
Posted By WitchOfDoubt
I'm going to put this in spoiler-tags, so that...

I'm going to put this in spoiler-tags, so that people who aren't interested in this fringe theory can skip it. It's a stretch, but stretching keeps the muscles limber.



If we want to insist on...
Forum: Umineko 2012-01-11, 02:15
Replies: 794
Views: 110,225
Posted By WitchOfDoubt
To solve find the password, the hidden "Find the...

To solve find the password, the hidden "Find the Key" screen is the only info you really need to get pretty far. To take the last step might require looking something up online.

Here's the Find...
Forum: Umineko 2012-01-11, 00:51
Replies: 35,515
Views: 3,056,530
Posted By WitchOfDoubt
What if Asumu's parents really did insist that...

What if Asumu's parents really did insist that Battler was at home with them? Would it really sink this theory? None of the forgeries would actually include Battler, but that doesn't mean that the...
Forum: Umineko 2012-01-11, 00:24
Replies: 35,515
Views: 3,056,530
Posted By WitchOfDoubt
Actually, I wonder if it's still possible to...

Actually, I wonder if it's still possible to rescue the "Battler stayed home" theory. If we only consider the first four games, it holds up pretty well if you're willing to stretch the Red Truth in...
Forum: Umineko 2012-01-10, 23:39
Replies: 794
Views: 110,225
Posted By WitchOfDoubt
The riddle is entirely fair, and none of the...

The riddle is entirely fair, and none of the hints in this thread are truly necessary to solve it once "Find the Key" has been reached. I encourage solvers to give it their very best once they've...
Forum: Umineko 2012-01-10, 23:13
Replies: 794
Views: 110,225
Posted By WitchOfDoubt
Solved! Thanks to Mr. Q. for pushing my thoughts...

Solved! Thanks to Mr. Q. for pushing my thoughts in the right direction.

(EDITED to present this in a more Umineko-ish fashion:

Battler stared at the board. The whole game seemed to be totally...
Forum: Umineko 2012-01-10, 01:49
Replies: 794
Views: 110,225
Posted By WitchOfDoubt
I think I've gotten somewhere on the riddle! ...

I think I've gotten somewhere on the riddle!

After "surpassing human limitations" with a screen grabber, I reached the message screen. Looking for the differences between lines gives 323B.
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Forum: Umineko 2012-01-09, 01:33
Replies: 35,515
Views: 3,056,530
Posted By WitchOfDoubt
Incidentally, I think that the demons were drawn...

Incidentally, I think that the demons were drawn by Beatrice in Maria's diary, and that Ange read Maria's diary heavily, is a strong argument for the theory that every meta-scene in the series is...
Forum: Umineko 2012-01-09, 00:31
Replies: 794
Views: 110,225
Posted By WitchOfDoubt
Downloading When the Seacats Cry. It looks...

Downloading When the Seacats Cry. It looks incredible. Geez, I'm going to need time to catch up on all of these.

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I'm running an Umineko homage/puzzle thread on a forum devoted to riddles...
Forum: Umineko 2012-01-07, 23:54
Replies: 35,515
Views: 3,056,530
Posted By WitchOfDoubt
Then... then... "Man in the Mirror" isn't about...

Then... then... "Man in the Mirror" isn't about Beatrice?
Forum: Umineko 2012-01-06, 07:51
Replies: 35,515
Views: 3,056,530
Posted By WitchOfDoubt
I have a new theory about Beatrice/Yasu's...

I have a new theory about Beatrice/Yasu's identity. Consider the following:

* They are androgynous, incorporating aspects of the masculine and the feminine.

* Beatrice was active in the 1980's....
Forum: Umineko 2011-12-23, 20:35
Replies: 263
Views: 50,011
Posted By WitchOfDoubt
Yet another request for a fanworks/fanfic thread...

Yet another request for a fanworks/fanfic thread link. A place to swap fanfic recommendations and advertise our fanworks would be welcome.

Let the message bottles fall like rain!
Forum: Umineko 2011-12-20, 02:51
Replies: 35,515
Views: 3,056,530
Posted By WitchOfDoubt
I think it depends very much on which definition...

I think it depends very much on which definition of "archetype" you're using. If you mean them as just being ideal forms, okay, yes. But if you mean the sense that I've seen used more often,...
Forum: Umineko 2011-12-20, 02:21
Replies: 1,780
Views: 370,281
Posted By WitchOfDoubt
Agreed. So, so, so, SO agreed. We get it! The...

Agreed. So, so, so, SO agreed. We get it! The power of an author is unlimited! Words can do anything! But the impact goes down when the scale stays at "blowing each other up with universes" for too...
Forum: Umineko 2011-12-19, 19:19
Replies: 35,515
Views: 3,056,530
Posted By WitchOfDoubt
I prefer to think of them as "roles" rather than...

I prefer to think of them as "roles" rather than "archetypes." Archetypes are necessarily deep, but a role can be deep or shallow. There's a reason Clair delivers her explanation from a stage.

A...
Forum: Umineko 2011-12-18, 15:19
Replies: 1,780
Views: 370,281
Posted By WitchOfDoubt
Just finished! I stayed off these boards to avoid...

Just finished! I stayed off these boards to avoid being spoiled for Episode 8 with the final translation so near.



Did anyone say that?

Bern said it wouldn't have a happy ending. She didn't...
Forum: Fan Creations 2011-12-12, 01:32
Replies: 11
Views: 1,355
Posted By WitchOfDoubt
This is not an entry. Writer's Helper ...

This is not an entry.

Writer's Helper

"Many hands make light work." - traditional proverb

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In spite of his rapid rise to power, the adolescent boy was miserable. He slumped on his...
Forum: Fan Creations 2011-12-01, 16:13
Replies: 12
Views: 1,627
Posted By WitchOfDoubt
Thanks to everyone who entered, and everyone who...

Thanks to everyone who entered, and everyone who voted. It was fun!

New theme: "Pick a Proverb"

In your entry post, please state a traditional proverb that will serve as your entry's theme....
Forum: Death Note 2011-11-25, 01:46
Replies: 1,074
Views: 113,840
Posted By WitchOfDoubt
Morality in DN? So, the Fate of the World is...

Morality in DN?

So, the Fate of the World is a contest between two or three young guys, because nobody else is smart enough to match them - not even the combined experience and intelligence of...
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