The Riddle Game!

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The Riddle Game!

Postby Edmund the Scholar » Tue May 01, 2007 12:28 pm

Given the popularity of the Riddle Game in Middle Earth, I thought that some of us might be willing to try it here. Anybody hip?

I'll ask first:

It is the beginning of eternity,
the end of time and space,
the beginning of the end,
and the end of every space.
What is it?


Too easy, preciousssss?????
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Postby truehobbit » Wed May 02, 2007 5:47 am

I like the idea for this game, I don't think we've had something like it around here before. :D

My guess for this one would be: the letter 'e'.

Btw, is the idea to come up with your own riddle? That would make coming up with the question as hard as finding the answer! :shock: :D
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Postby Edmund the Scholar » Wed May 02, 2007 7:04 am

truehobbit wrote:I like the idea for this game, I don't think we've had something like it around here before. :D

My guess for this one would be: the letter 'e'.

Btw, is the idea to come up with your own riddle? That would make coming up with the question as hard as finding the answer! :shock: :D


Yes Master Hobbit,

The answer is of course "e". I didn't come up with the riddle. It was one that I knew. So feel free to create your own or find one on the internet.

Your turn to post!

Just don't ask "What do I have in my pocket?" :wink:
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Postby truehobbit » Wed May 02, 2007 9:12 am

Yeah, I solved a riddle! :D

Thanks, Edmund. :D

Ok, here's one I made up, so it's probably too easy (not sure if there's a rule as to how many lines it has to have etc? - wouldn't want to violate the sacred rules of the Riddle Game. ;) ):

I am renowned in poetry and song;
If I'm not capitalised, I give permission.
What am I?
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Postby Edmund the Scholar » Wed May 02, 2007 9:52 am

truehobbit wrote:
I am renowned in poetry and song;
If I'm not capitalised, I give permission.
What am I?


Hmmmm. This is a poiser!! I'll have to think about it. Perhaps other people will jump in as well.
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Postby rwhen » Wed May 02, 2007 10:40 am

I'll take a whack at it...

Is it the musical group Yes, or the permission...yes? I think it works, even if it isn't the correct answer. :D

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Postby Elrohiril » Wed May 02, 2007 11:16 am

May?

I dunno, that a hard one. :D
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Postby truehobbit » Wed May 02, 2007 1:46 pm

Elrohiril, that's correct - well done! :D

Your turn to ask a riddle. :D


(rwhen, good point, too, if I'd ever heard of that band. ;) )
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Postby rwhen » Wed May 02, 2007 1:53 pm

You never heard of the group "Yes"? :shock: Well, I guess that just shows my age then. But they were huge for a while.


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Postby truehobbit » Wed May 02, 2007 3:08 pm

Not so much your age, rwhen, as rather my interests. ;)

I looked up the name on wikipedia, and it seems they are big - if you care at all about Rockmusic, that is. :P

It says there that together with Genesis, Emerson, Lake & Palmer and King Crimson they were the leading band in something called 'Progressive Rock'.
Well, I've heard the name of Genesis (even as a band) before - does that count? :P ;)
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Postby Edmund the Scholar » Thu May 03, 2007 6:17 am

Nice work Master Elrohiril. I don't think that I would have ever gotten that one. I guess Gollum would have eaten me!
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Postby Elrohiril » Thu May 03, 2007 10:10 am

Wow! I was right? Sweet! Ok a riddle...


There was a man in a room with now doors or windows, All he has in the room is a table and a mirror. How does he get out?
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Postby Edmund the Scholar » Thu May 03, 2007 10:13 am

Elrohiril wrote:Wow! I was right? Sweet! Ok a riddle...


There was a man in a room with now doors or windows, All he has in the room is a table and a mirror. How does he get out?


Ooohhhh!! Ohh!!! I know!! I know!!! In the holes in the wall where the missing doors and windows are!!! Right?
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Postby Elrohiril » Thu May 03, 2007 10:39 am

Uh, no. The walls are solid, and before you ask, there is a roof and the walls are to strong to be broken. :P


BTW, I appreciate the title of 'Master', but just for future reference I am a woman. Note the suffix on my name; 'hiril', ie. 'Lady'. :D

That doesn't mean I want you to call me Mistress though, far from it. Master's just fine. :D
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Postby Edmund the Scholar » Thu May 03, 2007 10:49 am

Elrohiril wrote:Uh, no. The walls are solid, and before you ask, there is a roof and the walls are to strong to be broken. :P


BTW, I appreciate the title of 'Master', but just for future reference I am a woman. Note the suffix on my name; 'hiril', ie. 'Lady'. :D

That doesn't mean I want you to call me Mistress though, far from it. Master's just fine. :D


Well, MISTRESS Elrohiril :wink: :wink: (sorry for my gaff) I suppose that I am out of ideas. I'll have to have somebody take a stab at it.
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Postby rwhen » Fri May 04, 2007 9:31 am

Here it is, are you ready? I remembered this from WAY back and recalled that it didn't have the sort of answer that you would smack your forehead and go DUH...it is obscure, so I looked it up in a riddle book that I own.

Look in the mirror, see what you saw, take the saw and cut the table in half, two halves make a "whole", then climb out through the "hole".

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Postby truehobbit » Fri May 04, 2007 10:09 am

:shock:

Wow, that was weird. :D
Wouldn't want having that one to answer in order to get out of a fix. :shock:
Or, maybe, only being in a very bad fix can make one think of this answer. :D
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Postby rwhen » Fri May 04, 2007 2:30 pm

Well, to be sure, it is actually NOT a riddle in the classic sense..meaning you could answer this question with pure logic. Because, you can't see a saw in a mirror where there is no saw...that is not logic, but rather a strange twist on riddle logic I think. Even the book I had was like..WHAAAAAAA???? ;)

Anyhoozits...there ya have it.
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Postby Elrohiril » Mon May 07, 2007 1:41 pm

Nice job Rwhen, nobody has ever gotten that one before. I heard it from my uncle when I was about seven. :D That's true it's not a real riddle, but it's tricky anyway.


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Postby rwhen » Tue May 08, 2007 7:51 am

Okay then, here is one fer ya's...

I'm as small as an ant, as big as a whale.
I'll approach like a breeeze, but can come like a gale.
By some I get hit, but all have shown fear.
I'll dance to the music, though I can't hear.
Of names I have many, of names I have one.
I'm as slow as a snail, but from me you can't run.
What am I?

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Postby Terry D » Tue May 08, 2007 8:38 am

Muwahhahahahah! The Shadow knows!
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Postby rwhen » Tue May 08, 2007 10:22 am

AHHHHHHHHHH!!! You are so smart...or are you just a smart@rse? :P :D:D Well ya know, NOW ya gotta post a riddle for your smartness..:D:D

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Postby Terry D » Tue May 08, 2007 10:39 am

Yow! Me smar@rtty@rsey is stuck now, lol! See what you did. No. Look, see what you did? Right here, my "duffy" is all super glued,.. happy now?

Okay, let's personalize this,.. an easy one for everyone: hmmmmmm?


rwhen slipped out the door, giving her nose a wipe,
sunny Sunday afternoon, sneezing with a head cold.
Slipping on wet grass she picked up a man's pipe,
found a scarf from a woman and three lumps of coal.
No one had been there, no one put them near her door.
They weren't there yesterday, well, not on the ground.
Not on the ground Saturday, no, nor Friday before,
where did they come from, these things rwhen found?
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Postby Elrohiril » Tue May 08, 2007 10:41 pm

They came from a snowman. :D



What was the answer to rwhen's riddle? I didn't see it.
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Postby Terry D » Wed May 09, 2007 5:16 am

Elrohiril, very good! Snowman it is! rwhen's riddle was a shadowy reference,.. I'd enjoy being rwhen's shadow for a while... :love:
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Postby Edmund the Scholar » Wed May 09, 2007 7:22 am

Nice work Elrohiril! Your turn!
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Postby rwhen » Wed May 09, 2007 7:24 am

I did not get snowman at all...I was like, why did she slip on a sunny day? :D but of course NOW it makes sense. :D:D

Good goin' Elrohiril..:D

and TDelicious, my shadow and me are pretty tight ya know? But hey there is always room for J-E-L-L-O :P ;) wubs you too dear.
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Postby Terry D » Wed May 09, 2007 11:03 am

Ah, I see it now, rwhen's shadow is coming between us? And of course you and your your shadow are "tight". You two prolly stayed up the night cavorting with ale slurping galavanters! :nono:

Now about that roomful J-E-L-L-O I wouldn't mind wubs with that! :yippie:



Now, I know it is not my turn,.. may I dare to give rwhen a "private" riddle? Okay, daring dood dat I am,.. me can't help but pay you homage, dear one, you make me laugh so much!




"riddle for rwhen"


With a mischievous glance, brightening dark night,
rwhen makes a quixotic decision, borne of delight!
Princess rwhen takes us all on delirious flight!
And off the riddlers go, with all of their might!
Five happy friends, questing, to make everything right!

"Oh, take us for another ride, please, please?"
Elrohiril screams, with a whistle and wheeze!
truhobbit, giggles with laughter and agrees,
Edmund the Scholar, wonders if Wisdom this seeks?
TerryDuh, maker of strange gasses, reminded of Breeze.

A wave of rwhen's delicate palm, riddle-cart starts to spin,
each of us questioning questions, without and within,
first in one direction, then the other, riddlles begin,
rwhen holding the reins, the penultimate moment upends,
space and time, luminescent eyes, shining, they grin!

"Oh, what genesis engendered this ridiculous poem?
What is the riddle, to where these words belong?
Is it stolen prose from some role-playing song?
Another vixenish game, sweet rwhen, takes us along?
Or, just a doorbell, welcoming, "ding-dong-ding-dong?
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Postby Terry D » Wed May 09, 2007 11:07 am

Now back to our regularly scheduled riddle... Elrohiril, the podium is yours.
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Postby rwhen » Wed May 09, 2007 12:53 pm

TerryD wrote:Ah, I see it now, rwhen's shadow is coming between us? And of course you and your your shadow are "tight". You two prolly stayed up the night cavorting with ale slurping galavanters!


I never speak of my galavanteering, and how they, we, eye cavort or not, but of course that is the question, is it not? But I will give you a hint master riddler, slurping was most assuredly involved!! :nono:

TerryD wrote:Now, I know it is not my turn,.. may I dare to give rwhen a "private" riddle? Okay, daring dood dat I am,.. me can't help but pay you homage, dear one, you make me laugh so much!


I gotta tell ya, if I caused even the slightest chuckle to gurgle and snort forth from your proboscis, well dang howdy, color me happy!! :yippie:

"Rwhen's rebutt, if I may be so bold"

Wanted replies with a Trace of sherry
Might lead one to dancing with fairies and fairies
But the chasm between could be quite hairy
Not the answer, and often CRIKEY scarey
Or we could all change our names to Mary.

A fly could butter some scones with bread
A butterfly can be yellow, green or read, (<----that ones cracks me up)
TaDuh could could be a madman or Fred
Then again it could be all in his head
That's not the answer, she writes with dread.

Edmond is a man, not a lady for sure
TrueHobbit is a lady, and always will endure
Elrohiril should be counted as a person to lure
or is Rwhen wrong, this is a riddle de jour.
TaDuh will need one mighty strong cure.

With friends a spinning, laughing again
TORC views of their women and men
It really is no crime, but maybe a sin
When we come there to do it, now and then
She is closer with her Cheshire grin.

Riddle me this, you who did gaseous make
Did you do the giving or did I do the take
Of wit and prose by your Breezy lake
Right through my heart with a pineapple steak
and a horse called Foxglove.

See this is SO easy, the answer is..........




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