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#1 Jan 06 2011 at 10:25 AM Rating: Good
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From reading the information provided by Zam's most venerable literary interpreters, I have come to realise that Yoshida's poem is, in fact, less aloof and poetic than I thought. It turns out that I have been reading poetry the wrong way for years, and rather than correlating imagery and the poem's use of language in an effort to extract a cogent meaning, I should be interpreting everything literally, line-by-line, and leaving it at that -- unless, of course, numbers are mentioned, in which case (as I know now) one is to move them about and plug them into every possible arrangement and act as though they were given a straightforward, mathematical equation.

It is now clear to me that, if a poem ever refers to a number, I should latch on to that number as though my life depended upon it, letting go only to declare how it is used to support a time, date, biblical passage, GPS location, etc., and even then letting go only briefly.

Given this new enlightenment, I now know that there is certainly going to be a big announcement on*

· Jan. 5
· Jan. 6
· Jan. 7
· 6 / 7 in-game time
· Jun. 7
· Jul. 6
· The two numbers mentioned in the Japanese (and French?) translation of that **** poem were not an update equation; it is possible that numbers used in a poem do not simply point to a readily-available date. I am lost now.

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#2 Jan 06 2011 at 10:50 AM Rating: Decent
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What are you getting at? If you think the numerical translation of the poem is wrong at least offer up your version of the translation please. Which is not to say I didn't find it funny :D. Just looking for some substance.

Edited, Jan 6th 2011 11:51am by Wloire
#3 Jan 06 2011 at 11:17 AM Rating: Default
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Maybe you should brush up on your satirical writing skills, while revolutionizing your ability to interpret poetry? Or pick a topic to ridicule that anyone else might care about? Are you that disgruntled about speculation of a poem that is obviously written for open interpretation?
#4 Jan 06 2011 at 1:23 PM Rating: Excellent
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It all adds up to the number 23.
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#5 Jan 06 2011 at 1:25 PM Rating: Good
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MahoXI wrote:
Maybe you should brush up on your satirical writing skills, while revolutionizing your ability to interpret poetry? Or pick a topic to ridicule that anyone else might care about? Are you that disgruntled about speculation of a poem that is obviously written for open interpretation?


wow...these forums are getting downright mean. People need to lighten up a bit.
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#6 Jan 06 2011 at 1:52 PM Rating: Excellent
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The answer is 42.
#7 Jan 06 2011 at 2:18 PM Rating: Excellent
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It has to be 23, because 24 is the highest number.
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#8 Jan 06 2011 at 2:23 PM Rating: Excellent
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The answer is somewhere down the hatch and has something to do with polar bears.
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#9LyleVertigo, Posted: Jan 06 2011 at 2:28 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) I thought it had something to do with WoW and SWG.
#10 Jan 06 2011 at 2:49 PM Rating: Excellent
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Eldr wrote:
The answer is 42.


This is true.

Do you know the question?
#11 Jan 06 2011 at 2:56 PM Rating: Good
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Mikhalia the Picky wrote:
It has to be 23, because 24 is the highest number.


Scientists estimate that there are as many as 24 stars in the cosmos.
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#12 Jan 06 2011 at 3:18 PM Rating: Good
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RufuSwho wrote:
Eldr wrote:
The answer is 42.


This is true.

Do you know the question?


What is the meaning of life?
#13 Jan 06 2011 at 3:25 PM Rating: Good
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Its 1/1/11 at 1:11, wait that doesn't work it already passed .. its got to be 35

edit: there's always 1/11/11 @ 1:11

Edited, Jan 6th 2011 1:27pm by SWSeeker
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Big Announcement :

FF XIV has been canceled.
The new development team....you guess it fired. FFXIV Mog tier 1 prize will be a spot on the DEV team.
They are going to take a whole new approach and start making FFXCVMI.
This game will be so player driven the players will actually make it. Literally SE wont have anything to do with it.
Surveys will be sent out daily to gather information they already have.
Moon phases will control everything!

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#15 Jan 06 2011 at 4:36 PM Rating: Excellent
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MavenRedux wrote:
Big Announcement :

FF XIV has been canceled.
The new development team....you guess it fired. FFXIV Mog tier 1 prize will be a spot on the DEV team.
They are going to take a whole new approach and start making FFXCVMI.
This game will be so player driven the players will actually make it. Literally SE wont have anything to do with it.
Surveys will be sent out daily to gather information they already have.
Moon phases will control everything!



Moon phases affecting the game world was and still is a great idea.
#16 Jan 06 2011 at 4:40 PM Rating: Decent
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no no no.. come on guys! The answer is: Pants.

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#17 Jan 06 2011 at 4:58 PM Rating: Good
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no no no.. come on guys! The answer is: PillowPants.


there ya go ;p
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#18 Jan 06 2011 at 5:30 PM Rating: Good
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MahoXI wrote:
Maybe you should brush up on your satirical writing skills, while revolutionizing your ability to interpret poetry? Or pick a topic to ridicule that anyone else might care about? Are you that disgruntled about speculation of a poem that is obviously written for open interpretation?


I'm not that disgruntled; since you recognize a satire when you see it, you should also recognize that they aren't entirely serious... if anything, you seem to be a little more touchy on the subject than I am. XD

Wloire wrote:
What are you getting at? If you think the numerical translation of the poem is wrong at least offer up your version of the translation please. Which is not to say I didn't find it funny :D. Just looking for some substance.


I only think that the numerical translation is doubtful because 1) it necessitates using certain translations, and it seems silly for SE to hide an essential numerical equation in only some versions, and 2) it feels like grasping at shadows when only a few words of a poem are isolated and posited as the solution to its meaning -- there are many more parts to take into account, and to think that (especially in a poem) each line and word is independent is oversimplification.

This said, I am not guiltless of idle interpretation, and actually submitted my own, rather serious, look at Yoshida's couplets in this thread. I did, however, just wish to make a little joke in this one, and decided to abstain from any argumentation (at least in the OP) to align with that desire.

Enjoy the game, everyone! :D *refreshes Lodestone*
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"... he called to himself a wizard, named Gallery, hoping by this means to escape the paying of the fifteen hundred crowns..." (Machen 15)

"Thus opium is pleasing... on account of the agreeable delirium it produces." (Burke para.6)

"I could only read so much for this paper and the syphilis poem had to go."
#19 Jan 06 2011 at 10:43 PM Rating: Decent
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I understand the idea behind the whole cryptic message thing, but the point is to make a message that is decipherable to a high degree of certainty, and that is not needlessly difficult to decipher. A couple of numbers and some vague language doesn't cut it. Yea, it would have been cool if it was done right, but after reading it I couldn't glean any information, and that makes me a sad panda.
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#20 Jan 06 2011 at 10:50 PM Rating: Good
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soon will come the ebony panels with jailer weapons....
#21 Jan 06 2011 at 10:52 PM Rating: Decent
redfoxxredfoxx wrote:
I understand the idea behind the whole cryptic message thing, but the point is to make a message that is decipherable to a high degree of certainty, and that is not needlessly difficult to decipher. A couple of numbers and some vague language doesn't cut it. Yea, it would have been cool if it was done right, but after reading it I couldn't glean any information, and that makes me a sad panda.


"Sexual fetish act in which a man punches his partner to give her two black eyes and then ejaculates on the middle of her face. When paired with the anticipated look of disgust, anger, and sadness on her face, she will appear to be a sad panda." - Urban Dictionary
#22 Jan 07 2011 at 12:35 AM Rating: Good
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CroBudi wrote:
Urban Dictionary


I'm not sure that would be the first dictionary I would use in a poetical demystification but, given the constant demand for "new scholarship" in academia, such a resource would certainly facilitate a "unique" interpretation.
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"... he called to himself a wizard, named Gallery, hoping by this means to escape the paying of the fifteen hundred crowns..." (Machen 15)

"Thus opium is pleasing... on account of the agreeable delirium it produces." (Burke para.6)

"I could only read so much for this paper and the syphilis poem had to go."
#23 Jan 07 2011 at 2:54 AM Rating: Good
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Well our XIV life sort of does depend on the new announcements and many were waiting for the Jan 1st to be all about the new directors plans for the game.

I understand that the attempt to see something in that poem might seem desperate but that's how I feel.

Desperate for some news. =(

I've been F5ing the Lodestone for a week after the poll. How sad is that?
#24 Jan 07 2011 at 2:58 AM Rating: Good
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CroBudi wrote:
redfoxxredfoxx wrote:
I understand the idea behind the whole cryptic message thing, but the point is to make a message that is decipherable to a high degree of certainty, and that is not needlessly difficult to decipher. A couple of numbers and some vague language doesn't cut it. Yea, it would have been cool if it was done right, but after reading it I couldn't glean any information, and that makes me a sad panda.


"Sexual fetish act in which a man punches his partner to give her two black eyes and then ejaculates on the middle of her face. When paired with the anticipated look of disgust, anger, and sadness on her face, she will appear to be a sad panda." - Urban Dictionary



XD Oh dear god I just snorted coffee through my nose after reading that. What the **** is wrong with people?!
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