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Forum: Umineko 2010-10-21, 06:11
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Posted By Oliver
It just occurred to me. In Umineko parlance,...

It just occurred to me.

In Umineko parlance, "Witches" are mystery novel writers who pose puzzles to the readers, the Detectives. That much has been clear for quite a long time.

However, once...
Forum: Umineko 2010-10-16, 01:50
Replies: 5,320
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Posted By Oliver
...Actually... My forensic medicine textbook...

...Actually...

My forensic medicine textbook insists that the weight of head alone is sufficient to cause strangulation, and accompanies this with pictures of people who hanged themselves while...
Forum: Umineko 2010-10-15, 16:58
Replies: 5,320
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Posted By Oliver
"Psst. Hey, Gohda?" <boom>

"Psst. Hey, Gohda?" <boom>
Forum: Umineko 2010-10-15, 13:32
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Views: 548,328
Posted By Oliver
The text in Ep1 is pretty clear on the shed...

The text in Ep1 is pretty clear on the shed shutter having both a built-in lock and a hinge for a padlock.

Mind you, in Ep4 Battler still hacked the built-in lock out, and did not check if the...
Forum: Umineko 2010-10-12, 01:55
Replies: 34,775
Views: 2,678,493
Posted By Oliver
Sure, the character is going to be Battler. ...

Sure, the character is going to be Battler.

But which Battler? :)
Forum: Umineko 2010-10-11, 14:04
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Views: 368,697
Posted By Oliver
Also, in Ep5, Battler interprets Beatrice's Ep4...

Also, in Ep5, Battler interprets Beatrice's Ep4 lack of assurance as complete assurance for some reason that I can't understand.



Actually, here's a meditation topic:

It is practically...
Forum: Umineko 2010-10-11, 10:45
Replies: 34,775
Views: 2,678,493
Posted By Oliver
It's not even how quickly they conclude things...

It's not even how quickly they conclude things are locked rooms, but how quickly they agree on the locked room constraints - for example, "only five master keys exist". In actual practice,...
Forum: Umineko 2010-10-10, 02:04
Replies: 5,320
Views: 548,328
Posted By Oliver
They're switching modes of behaviour based on the...

They're switching modes of behaviour based on the situation and present witnesses, for example.

Notice how Virgilia exhibits book knowledge Kumasawa can have but probably cannot be imagined to...
Forum: Umineko 2010-10-09, 14:37
Replies: 34,775
Views: 2,678,493
Posted By Oliver
There are algebra questions where you don't have...

There are algebra questions where you don't have to know the value of any variables in the original equation to find them all, as long as enough other information is presented about the variables....
Forum: Umineko 2010-10-09, 14:13
Replies: 34,775
Views: 2,678,493
Posted By Oliver
Minor flash of insight: Umineko's solution...

Minor flash of insight:

Umineko's solution is actually a genetic algorithm to produce a mystery novel generator.

EDIT: By this example, it may be possible to find both X, Y and Z if it is known...
Forum: Umineko 2010-10-09, 14:08
Replies: 34,775
Views: 2,678,493
Posted By Oliver
While well reasoned, this point of view has a...

While well reasoned, this point of view has a flaw. Namely, we don't really know the sum.

In fact, Ep4 went out of it's way to obscure certain key things which would be most of the bits of the...
Forum: Umineko 2010-10-08, 20:36
Replies: 34,775
Views: 2,678,493
Posted By Oliver
It's a love-hate relationship, if you ask me....

It's a love-hate relationship, if you ask me. Reading Umineko has been an intellectually stimulating experience, however, it consumed more time than it might deserve. :)

Speaking of the red and...
Forum: Umineko 2010-10-08, 20:20
Replies: 34,775
Views: 2,678,493
Posted By Oliver
Did he say that in red? :)

Did he say that in red? :)
Forum: Umineko 2010-10-08, 20:07
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Posted By Oliver
I think a distinction should be made between a...

I think a distinction should be made between a story that is complete and a story that is not. A mystery that misses large numbers of pages can by itself be Knox/Dine compliant - when available in...
Forum: Umineko 2010-09-15, 10:06
Replies: 34,775
Views: 2,678,493
Posted By Oliver
There are a lot of quite obvious arguments to...

There are a lot of quite obvious arguments to think that Ange wrote Ep3 and Ep4, starting with the special treatment Kyrie gets (she gets the right to speak when she otherwise wouldn't, survives a...
Forum: Umineko 2010-09-14, 18:19
Replies: 34,775
Views: 2,678,493
Posted By Oliver
December 31, if my memory serves me right. ...

December 31, if my memory serves me right.



Since you probably have much more of that stored in your memory cache right now than anyone else:

Can Ep3 be solved better with a culprit other...
Forum: Umineko 2010-09-14, 17:53
Replies: 34,775
Views: 2,678,493
Posted By Oliver
Judging by Jessica's dress... well... :)

Judging by Jessica's dress... well... :)
Forum: Umineko 2010-09-14, 17:42
Replies: 34,775
Views: 2,678,493
Posted By Oliver
If she wrote Ep4, my guess is that Ange did catch...

If she wrote Ep4, my guess is that Ange did catch on who Beatrice was. Because Ep4 actually contains a line...

"...What would you do if I said I liked flat-chested lolis with long, black hair?...
Forum: Umineko 2010-09-14, 15:10
Replies: 34,775
Views: 2,678,493
Posted By Oliver
Maybe, it was because of something Meta-Battler...

Maybe, it was because of something Meta-Battler knew?
Forum: Umineko 2010-09-14, 14:18
Replies: 34,775
Views: 2,678,493
Posted By Oliver
Not sure. We have multiple options related to him...

Not sure. We have multiple options related to him leaving the family, however, I am not sure that leaving was actually the sin itself, rather, it was what exacerbated the problem. Notice what...
Forum: Umineko 2010-09-14, 13:29
Replies: 34,775
Views: 2,678,493
Posted By Oliver
There's a very good argument to say (within the...

There's a very good argument to say (within the boundaries of that theory) that Yasutrice is shielding Battler, possibly not directly thinking he is the active culprit, but thinking that he is...
Forum: Umineko 2010-09-14, 12:59
Replies: 34,775
Views: 2,678,493
Posted By Oliver
It seemed to me some people didn't quite get it,...

It seemed to me some people didn't quite get it, so I decided to make a diagram. :)

http://i56.tinypic.com/2h2fvgk.png
Forum: Umineko 2010-09-14, 11:43
Replies: 34,775
Views: 2,678,493
Posted By Oliver
As a side note. Remember the cups and coins...

As a side note.

Remember the cups and coins puzzle? Think of cups as fiction levels.

That is, story X which contains characters A and B also contains story Y (written by character A) in which,...
Forum: Umineko 2010-09-13, 10:43
Replies: 3,726
Views: 368,697
Posted By Oliver
I found that Erika's swimsuit and duct tape are a...

I found that Erika's swimsuit and duct tape are a shout out to a short story by Clayton Rawson. Who's books in English are not just out of print but aren't even available in major paper libraries....
Forum: Umineko 2010-09-09, 20:19
Replies: 34,775
Views: 2,678,493
Posted By Oliver
Pi, being an irrational and transcendental...

Pi, being an irrational and transcendental number, can never be known in full. However, certain physical theories assert that Pi, or numbers that can be expressed through Pi, or possess similar...
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