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She got exactly what she asked for, but it made her life far worse than it had been before.
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Oops, forgot to add my name to the title...could some nice person please do it for me?
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Was it a physical object? An event? A person? Money?

Did 'it' make her life worse financially? Did it make her unhappy? Harm her physically? Create an inconvenience? Kill someone? make her unpopular/disliked?
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Was it a physical object? no An event? This is closest, but not really correct A person? Money? no to rest

Did 'it' make her life worse financially? possibly, indirectly
Did it make her unhappy? yes
Harm her physically? it affected her physically, but didn't actually harm her
Create an inconvenience? yes
Kill someone? no
make her unpopular/disliked? no
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it = what she asked for?
it = it?
is a job relevant? participation in an activity? joining a group? club? earning a title? education?
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it = what she asked for?
it = it?
The first it refers to what she asked for, the second it refers to her life. The statement could have read,
"She got exactly what she asked for, but the thing she asked for made her life much worse than her life had been before"

is a job relevant? participation in an activity? joining a group? club? earning a title? education? no to all
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"what she asked for" did she actually ask someone/something for "it"? pray for it? vote for it?

did she have any control? influence? over getting what she asked for?
was a relevant person involved in her getting it?
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"what she asked for" did she actually ask someone/something for "it"? yes pray for it? vote for it?

did she have any control? influence? over getting what she asked for? well, she asked for it, and she knew she would get what she asked for
was a relevant person involved in her getting it? yes
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other relevant person... H A M?
did the relevant person give it to her?
can she give it back? at any time could she?
if yes, would she give it back to the person?
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other relevant person... H yope A yes M? irrel
did the relevant person give it to her? yes
can she give it back? at any time could she? no, remember, it's not a physical object
if yes, would she give it back to the person? so no, however if she could return to the way things were before she got what she asked for, she would.
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Was the other relevant person Jesus? God? a genie? some other mythological character with the power to grant wishes?
Did her getting what she asked for involve breaking the normal laws of the universe?
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Plastic surgery relevant?
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Is time travel relevant?
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Was the other relevant person Jesus? God? a genie? some other mythological character with the power to grant wishes? this one...not really relevant exactly what, just that they had the power to grant wishes.
Did her getting what she asked for involve breaking the normal laws of the universe? yes, but after all this is a world where there are mythological characters with the powers to grant wishes :-)
Plastic surgery relevant? no
Is time travel relevant? no
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Is she H? A? F?
is this fiction? mythology?
is weather relevant?
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Is she H? A? F? yes to all
is this fiction? yes mythology? no
is weather relevant? no
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Before she asked for anything..
was she unhappy?
bored?
had she lost anything?
curious about something relevant?
did she know she would be able to get what she wanted?


did she ask out of greed? to please someone else? did she make a mistake and ask for the wrong thing?
is it relevant how she asked? did she speak to the yope-human with words? through prayer? thought? text message? lol
did she need to sacrifice anything to get what she wanted?
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Did the being give her a power? Did she have a hard time controlling her power? Was the power destructive?
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Before she asked for anything..
was she unhappy? yes
bored?
had she lost anything?
curious about something relevant? no to rest
did she know she would be able to get what she wanted? she knew the being she was talking to would grant her wish


did she ask out of greed? yope to please someone else? no did she make a mistake and ask for the wrong thing? noish
is it relevant how she asked? no
did she speak to the yope-human with words? through prayer? thought? text message? lol could be any of these...even text message :-)
did she need to sacrifice anything to get what she wanted? no

Did the being give her a power? Did she have a hard time controlling her power? Was the power destructive? no to all
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I know you said it was fiction, not mythology, but 2 "mythological" scenarios spring to mind. Would the solution be similar to either one of these?

"The Fisherman's Wife"; she asked for some wealth (money, gold, house, car, whatever), and when it was granted, she asked again later for something bigger and better. And again and again. Untill it was all taken away because she had become too greedy. Is something similar to this?

"King Midas"; she asked for something without thinking about all the consequences. Like he asked for everything he touched to be turned to gold and then even his food and his daughter was. Anything like this?
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I know you said it was fiction, not mythology, but 2 "mythological" scenarios spring to mind. Would the solution be similar to either one of these?

"The Fisherman's Wife"; she asked for some wealth (money, gold, house, car, whatever), and when it was granted, she asked again later for something bigger and better. And again and again. Untill it was all taken away because she had become too greedy. Is something similar to this? Not really

"King Midas"; she asked for something without thinking about all the consequences. Like he asked for everything he touched to be turned to gold and then even his food and his daughter was. Anything like this? Not really, although it does involve somebody asking for something without really thinking it through.
Although I got it from fiction, as far as I know it was not a particularly famous story (it came from a book of short stories I once read)
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The only other stories I've heard of that nature are...
This Christmas story where a girl asks for it to be Christmas every day. Fortunately for her, the fairy who grants the wish suggests they try it for one year and then renew the wish at the end of the year if she likes it. Something like this?

Is this story have a happy ending? A return to normalcy ending? Or is it more like one of Grim's fairy tales where whoever did it suffers horribly or dies because of their request? Does the requestor even have a chance to learn from their mistake?
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The only other stories I've heard of that nature are...
This Christmas story where a girl asks for it to be Christmas every day. Fortunately for her, the fairy who grants the wish suggests they try it for one year and then renew the wish at the end of the year if she likes it. Something like this? Not this one either

Is this story have a happy ending? A return to normalcy ending? Or is it more like one of Grim's fairy tales where whoever did it suffers horribly or dies because of their request? Does the requestor even have a chance to learn from their mistake? Well, I think in the actual story I read there was no going back and there was no happy ending. However in principle the story would still work perfectly well if you added a kindly mythical being who agreed to reverse it.
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Did she ask for... something that enhances HER physically? emotionally? mentally? Financialy? Status in Life?
Did she ask for something that enhances her family physically? emotionally? mentally? financially? status in life?
Did she ask for something that enhances her town... p/e/m/f/s?
Did she ask for something that enhances the WORLD... p/e/m/f/s?

And by enhances, I mean what she perceived as an enhancement/improvement.
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Did she ask for... something that enhances HER physically? This
emotionally? mentally? Financialy? Status in Life? Did she ask for something that enhances her family physically? emotionally? mentally? financially? status in life?
Did she ask for something that enhances her town... p/e/m/f/s?
Did she ask for something that enhances the WORLD... p/e/m/f/s? And no to rest

And by enhances, I mean what she perceived as an enhancement/improvement.
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Her physical enhancement...
Beauty?
Health?
Eyesight?
Other body part?
Strength?
Speed?
Dexterity?
Intellect?
Wisdom?
Constitution?
Longevity?
Charisma?
Speaking skills?
Is mind reading ability involved? Some other mutant power?
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Her physical enhancement...
Beauty? Yope
Health? Yope
Eyesight? No
Other body part? Yope
Strength? No
Speed? Yope
Dexterity? No
Intellect? No
Wisdom? No
Constitution? No
Longevity? No
Charisma? No
Speaking skills? No
Is mind reading ability involved? Some other mutant power? No, only the power to grant wishes that the mythological-wish-granting-thing has
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Is the enhancement to her...
Skin?
Hands?
Legs?
Face?
Head?
Shoulders?
Chest?
Waist?
Hair?
Sense of Touch? Smell?
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Is the enhancement to her...
Skin? No
Hands? No
Legs? Yope
Face? Yope
Head? No
Shoulders? Yope
Chest? Yope
Waist? Yope
Hair? No
Sense of Touch? Smell? No to both
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Does this enhancement COVER the bodyparts that got a Yope? Is it a scuba suit? Some other full body suit?
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Does this enhancement COVER the bodyparts that got a Yope? No, it alters them
Is it a scuba suit? Some other full body suit?
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would she look 100? human after the enhancement?
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would she look 100% human after the enhancement?
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would she look 100? human after the enhancement? Hmm...clarify?
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quote:

would she look 100? human after the enhancement? Hmm...clarify?


actually I typod the first question and then rewrote the question...but it would be a lateral offense to strike the first question so..

after the "enhancement"..
did she look 100 years old?
did she look human?
did she look 100% human?

would any of the above answers be different for "before the enhancement?"
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actually I typod the first question and then rewrote the question...but it would be a lateral offense to strike the first question so.. oops sorry! I didn't notice that...thought it was just a double post

after the "enhancement"..
did she look 100 years old? No
did she look human? Yesish
did she look 100% human? Not totally 100%

would any of the above answers be different for "before the enhancement?" before the enhancement she still didn't look 100 years old, but she did look 100% human
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This has been dead for a few days now, so:

***HINT***

She got exactly what she asked for, but not exactly what she wanted. Obviously she wouldn't have deliberately asked for something she didn't want and that would make her life far worse than it had been before...so how did this come about? Think about it.
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She wished to become some mythological humanoid creature? like a mermaid? but she expected it to play out completely differently than it did?
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She wished to become some mythological humanoid creature? like a mermaid? but she expected it to play out completely differently than it did? No
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after the change...
did her skin change color?
did she have any new similarities to an animal?
did she have any new similarities to an inanimate object?
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Would she still be considered human after this wish? humanoid? cyborg? a human, for all practical purposes, with abnormal features?

Maybe she wished to increase or decrease her size? to artificially make herself look more attractive? Maybe this wish wasn't in her best interest because the desired effect worked entirely too well?
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after the change...
did her skin change color?
did she have any new similarities to an animal?
did she have any new similarities to an inanimate object? No to all

Would she still be considered human after this wish? humanoid? cyborg? a human, for all practical purposes, with abnormal features?

Maybe she wished to increase or decrease her size? YES
to artificially make herself look more attractive? See above
Maybe this wish wasn't in her best interest because the desired effect worked entirely too well? You mean she made herself look too attractive? No.
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Oops, missed this one
Would she still be considered human after this wish? humanoid? cyborg? a human, for all practical purposes, with abnormal features? This one
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So basically, she wished to be larger? smaller? entirely, or maybe just a part of her (i.e., breast size, etc.)?

How much larger? 7'? 10'? giant? to the point where basic physics would probably not permit her to survive?

How much smaller? 4'? 2'? rat-sized? microscopic?

Did she want to be exactly as big or as small as what she is now? Did she survive the transformation? Did she die shortly afterward?

Is she now unable to live in society, or unable to perform once simple tasks, as a result of her transformation?
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So basically, she wished to be larger? smaller? This entirely, or maybe just a part of her (i.e., breast size, etc.)? Hmm, yesish to this...it's not an unusual thing that she asked for, it's something that a lot of people want

How much larger? 7'? 10'? giant? to the point where basic physics would probably not permit her to survive? N/A

How much smaller? 4'? 2'? rat-sized? microscopic? None of these, she didn't want her whole body to shrink...

Did she want to be exactly as big or as small as what she is now? No
Did she survive the transformation? Yes
Did she die shortly afterward? No

Is she now unable to live in society It would certainly be more difficult for her, or unable to perform once simple tasks Yes, as a result of her transformation?
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She wanted to be thinner, except, now she's literally paper-thin and can't really do anything?
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She wanted to be thinner YES, except, now she's literally paper-thin and can't really do anything? But not this...right idea though
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She wanted to be thinner, but the generic mythological wish dispenser commonly utilized for ironic effect put her into Flatland or something? or her figure was so tightened that she is now completely unattractive? or the way the 'wish' was granted was a complete inability to eat any more food than is absolutely necessary to survive?
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She wanted to be thinner, but the generic mythological wish dispenser commonly utilized for ironic effect put her into Flatland or something? or her figure was so tightened that she is now completely unattractive? or the way the 'wish' was granted was a complete inability to eat any more food than is absolutely necessary to survive? None of these...but I will be using the phrase "generic mythological wish dispenser commonly utilized for ironic effect" a lot more now...and not just in this puzzle either :D
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Posted on Saturday, October 20, 2007 - 11:50 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

OK, back to generic stuff.

She's thinner now?
A lot thinner?
Did she lose a significant amount of weight?
Is she now 100lbs? 80lbs? 50lbs? 20lbs? lower?
Is she able to walk on her own?
Can she eat normal food, or does she need some sort of feeding tube, etc.?
Can she open doors?
Can she push buttons?
Can she do most jobs without massive accommodations, ones that would make OSHA regulations look lenient?
If I were to look at her from her front, would she be as attractive as she was before? (Assume for practical purposes that 'inner beauty is what counts' is what ugly people say.)
Is she confined now to some mechanical device or prosthetic?
Sixtyeight (Sixtyeight)
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Posted on Sunday, October 21, 2007 - 1:58 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

if her wish of the generic mythological wish dispenser was "I want to be thinner" would the results have been different?
would it have been what she wanted?
was she more descriptive than the above in her wish? did she use metaphor?
Enjay (Enjay)
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Posted on Sunday, October 21, 2007 - 11:08 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

OK, back to generic stuff.

She's thinner now? NO, she is NOT...good question
A lot thinner? So no
Did she lose a significant amount of weight? But YES
Is she now 100lbs? 80lbs? 50lbs? 20lbs? lower? Lower!
Is she able to walk on her own? It would be difficult
Can she eat normal food Yes,, or does she need some sort of feeding tube, etc.? No
Can she open doors? Yes, but with difficulty
Can she push buttons? Yes
Can she do most jobs without massive accommodations, ones that would make OSHA regulations look lenient? She would need a massive accommodations
If I were to look at her from her front, would she be as attractive as she was before? Yes (Assume for practical purposes that 'inner beauty is what counts' is what ugly people say.)
Is she confined now to some mechanical device or prosthetic? No, though she would need help to do most things

if her wish of the generic mythological wish dispenser was "I want to be thinner" would the results have been different? YES
would it have been what she wanted? Yes
was she more descriptive than the above in her wish? did she use metaphor? Not descriptive or metaphorical exactly, but she didn't say exactly what she meant

Almost there now...
Tweek (Tweek)
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Posted on Sunday, October 21, 2007 - 6:13 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

She wanted to lose weight, and now - with the same figure as she had before - she is too lightweight to carry out simple tasks that require some amount of force?
Enjay (Enjay)
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Posted on Sunday, October 21, 2007 - 6:37 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

She wanted to lose weight, and now - with the same figure as she had before - she is too lightweight to carry out simple tasks that require some amount of force? That's pretty much it

***** SPOILER *****
This was based on a short story I once read (the title and author of which I have now completely forgotten).
An overweight woman met a generic mythological wish dispenser commonly utilized for ironic effect, who granted her one wish. She asked "to lose weight". Of course, what she really wanted was not to get lighter...she wanted to get thinner. The generic mythological wish dispenser, however, granted her literal wish. So she stayed exactly the same size as she had always been, but got lighter and lighter - so light, in fact, that she floated, making it difficult to perform everyday tasks without serious assistance. (I belive in the story, the generic mythological wish dispenser was irritated by the fact that she wanted an easy route to being thin while continuing to stuff herself with food, so decided to punish her).

It was difficult to answer the questions about whether the wish would make her look 100% human, firstly because the thing she wanted and the thing she got were very different, and also because her actual appearance would be human, but humans are not normally bobbing around the ceiling.
Enjay (Enjay)
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Posted on Sunday, October 21, 2007 - 6:49 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Thanks everyone for playing, and well done to Sixtyeight and Tweek for getting most of the solution!
Eli (Eli)
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Posted on Monday, October 22, 2007 - 12:21 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Gone for a few days on a business trip, coming back and the puzzle is more or less solved, :-( Good puzzle.
Enjay (Enjay)
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Posted on Monday, October 22, 2007 - 1:54 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Thanks!

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