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Posted on Sunday, July 05, 2009 - 7:56 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I know this is my fourth puzzle, but if I leave it any longer it will become less relevant, so I have to post it now, sorry!

At first I was amused by what my best friend had done, but then I got quite annoyed.
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how long after your best friend did what he had done before you got annoyed? mins? hours? days? weeks? years? was it something that kept repeating causing you to get annoyed after this thing kept happening? was it something physical that he did? was it something he said? are there any other people envolved? did it envolve an object?
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is the title of the puzzle relavent? did he do something to you the caused you to bleed?
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how long after your best friend did what he had done before you got annoyed? mins? hours? this days? weeks? years? actually my best friend is a girl, but that's not really relevant ;P
was it something that kept repeating causing you to get annoyed after this thing kept happening? no was it something physical that he did? yes was it something he said? no are there any other people envolved? yes did it envolve an object? yes

is the title of the puzzle relavent? only in a roundabout way which you will find out at the end. It won't be much of a clue. did he do something to you the caused you to bleed? no
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was there 1 other person envolved? more than 1? more than 5? more than 10? did this eventually cause you pain? is location, age, orgin relavent? did she do this directly to you? was it the object something your were allergic to?
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was there 1 other person envolved? this more than 1? more than 5? more than 10? did this eventually cause you pain? no is location yes, age noish, orgin no relavent? did she do this directly to you? no was it the object something your were allergic to? no
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so there were three of you? we're you all together when this happened? did you change locations at any point? is that relavent? is the third parties sex relavent? if so, male or female? was the object metal, wood, plastic, paper, liquid? are the three indivduals close in age? is that relavent? is the third person a friend, relative, stranger? was this annoying mentally? did it cost you money somehow? was it indoors? outdoors? is that relavent? you said it was physical, did she use/touch you with the object? was the third person around when this action happend when it was still amusing?
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so there were three of you? yes we're you all together when this happened? no did you change locations at any point? yesish is that relavent? yes is the third parties sex relavent? yes if so, male this or female? was the object metal, wood, plastic, paper this, liquid? are the three indivduals close in age? yesish is that relavent? no is the third person a friend, relative, stranger this (with tiny ish)? was this annoying mentally? yes did it cost you money somehow? no was it indoors? outdoors? this is that relavent? yesish you said it was physical, did she use/touch you with the object? no was the third person around when this action happend when it was still amusing? NO.
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Was the third person's presence what caused your best friend's action to no longer be amusing? The action is in the past, correct? not ongoing? Were you annoyed as a result of the exact same action that had previously amused you?
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Was the third person's presence what caused your best friend's action to no longer be amusing? yes The action is in the past, correct? yes not ongoing? correct Were you annoyed as a result of the exact same action that had previously amused you? yes
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Was it anything to do with exclusively female issues, with the result that you were embarassed at the presence of a male observer? Did this action physically modify something? Were the results of this action visible when the male entered the scene? Did you like this guy? Was he negatively impacted in any way by your friend's action?

Were you annoyed mainly because...
you realized something about the action that you hadn't thought of before?
the action had unforeseen negative consequences?
the action became embarassing?
some other reason?
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Was it anything to do with exclusively female issues, with the result that you were embarassed at the presence of a male observer? no Did this action physically modify something? yes Were the results of this action visible when the male entered the scene? yes but had been before as well Did you like this guy? like as in like, then no. In fact I didn't really like him much anyway, but don't let that give you an FA Was he negatively impacted in any way by your friend's action? no

Were you annoyed mainly because...
you realized something about the action that you hadn't thought of before? no
the action had unforeseen negative consequences? yesish
the action became embarassing? noish
some other reason? it's pretty much the negative consequences
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so were you or your friend embarassed by what your friend had done once the guy showed up? did she write something about you on the paper? did you know of the guy before he showed up? if it had been another guy would you have been annoyed? was the paper what was physically altered?
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so were you or your friend embarassed by what your friend had done once the guy showed up? noish did she write something about you on the paper? no did you know of the guy before he showed up? YES. if it had been another guy would you have been annoyed? NO. was the paper what was physically altered? yes
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Did the action involve writing on the paper? Printing something on it? Tearing it? Folding it? Crumpling it? Attaching something to it? Attaching it to something? Displaying it? Framing it?

Does the size of the paper matter? If so, which is closest - postit note? notecard? looseleaf? standard computer-size paper? construction paper? posterboard? a banner? larger?

Did this result in the guy finding out something he wasn't supposed to know? Him getting you in trouble? You feeling guilty? Was your friend's action making fun of him? Did he actually see the paper? What were his probable emotions at seeing it- vindictive? ashamed? embarassed? happy? angry? sad? neutral?
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Did the action involve writing on the paper? yesish Printing something on it? Tearing it? Folding it? Crumpling it? Attaching something to it? Attaching it to something? Displaying it? Framing it? no to rest

Does the size of the paper matter? not exactly but could help If so, which is closest - postit note? notecard? looseleaf? not sure what this is but probably this standard computer-size paper? construction paper? posterboard? a banner? larger?

Did this result in the guy finding out something he wasn't supposed to know? no Him getting you in trouble? no You feeling guilty? no Was your friend's action making fun of him? yes Did he actually see the paper? no What were his probable emotions at seeing it- vindictive? ashamed? embarassed? happy? angry? possibly this if he had seen it sad? neutral?
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she wrote on the paper about the guy, making fun of him? this was a guy you knew of but didn't know personally? his presence caused you to get annoyed? because of what she wrote on the paper? did she draw on the paper? you were outdoors? at a park? zoo? playground? sporting event? relevant? were you annoyed simply because you didn't like the guy? was it a certain kind of paper? was the paper blank before your friend altered it?
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she wrote on the paper about the guy no, making fun of him yes? this was a guy you knew of but didn't know personally? yes! his presence caused you to get annoyed? yesish because of what she wrote on the paper? yesish did she draw on the paper? yes! you were outdoors? yes at a park? zoo? playground? sporting event? this relevant? yes! were you annoyed simply because you didn't like the guy? no. it doesn't matter whether or not I liked him and the fact that I wasn't keen on him will probably give you the wrong impression. was it a certain kind of paper? yes was the paper blank before your friend altered it? no!
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did she draw him or on a picture of him? was he an athlete in the sporting event? was it a program with the guys picture on it? was the paper something that was being collected that actually belonged to you and when the guy came to collect it you realized that she had written on your paper? was your name on the paper? was it a sports guy?
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did she draw him no or on a picture of him? yes! was he an athlete in the sporting event? yes! was it a program with the guys picture on it? yes! (actually yesish because it wasn't really a program, but close enough) was the paper something that was being collected that actually belonged to you and when the guy came to collect it you realized that she had written on your paper? no was your name on the paper? no was it a sports guy? yes
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Was this a school game? Pro? Recreational? Relevant? Did she draw a moustache? horns and pitchfork? Black out teeth? Something similar? Were you annoyed because you were afraid the big scary athlete would see it and beat you up?
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is there a lot more to it that this? did you directly or indirectly take the blame for the picture of the athlete being drawn on? was it a sports card, like a baseball card? is what sport relevant? was this athlete on the opposing team? did this draw unwanted attention to you other than between the three people involved?
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Was this a school game? Pro? this Recreational? Relevant? yes Did she draw a moustache? horns and pitchfork? Black out teeth? Something similar? none of these, although any would work. the title of the puzzle helps you get this bit. Were you annoyed because you were afraid the big scary athlete would see it and beat you up? no

is there a lot more to it that this? there is important stuff you are missing. did you directly or indirectly take the blame for the picture of the athlete being drawn on? no was it a sports card, like a baseball card? no is what sport relevant? yes was this athlete on the opposing team? please rephrase? did this draw unwanted attention to you other than between the three people involved? no
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opposing team=on the team that you are not rooting for. is the sport -soccer, rugby, baseball, basketball, football, hockey, golf? is there a reason this athlete approached you and your friend? did he say anything to you or your friend? was the only ramifacation of your friend doing this was you being annoyed?
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opposing team=on the team that you are not rooting for. ok then FA is the sport -soccer, rugby, baseball, basketball, football, hockey, golf? none of these is there a reason this athlete approached you and your friend? FA did he say anything to you or your friend? no was the only ramifacation of your friend doing this was you being annoyed? yes
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volley ball? tennis? table-tennis? swim meet? skying? bowling? is it an olympic sport? is the FA that you were approached by this man? or that this man was an athlete? is the man an athlete but not on either team that is competing at the event you are at? am i close?
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volley ball? tennis? this table-tennis? swim meet? skying? bowling? is it an olympic sport? is the FA that you were approached by this man? yes, this or that this man was an athlete? is the man an athlete but not on either team that is competing at the event you are at? FA am i close? you're nearing the answer now...
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was the man a tennis player? did he see the picture your friend altered of him? was the picture altered the picture of the guy that was present? is it correct to say that the man was present and you were not approached by him? was the man there the whole time and you and your friend didn't realize?
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was the man a tennis player? yes did he see the picture your friend altered of him? no was the picture altered the picture of the guy that was present? yes is it correct to say that the man was present and you were not approached by him? yes was the man there the whole time and you and your friend didn't realize? no
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are you or your friend a tennis player? were you at a tennis match? was the man participating in the tennis event you were at? so when he was present you were worried he would see the picture but he didn't actually see it? is this what annoyed you? sorry if there are repeat questions...
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are you or your friend a tennis player? no were you at a tennis match? yope was the man participating in the tennis event you were at? yes so when he was present you were worried he would see the picture but he didn't actually see it? no is this what annoyed you? no sorry if there are repeat questions... that's ok I don't think they were!

hint: this is no everyday tennis event...
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but it is considered professional? is it wimbledon? is it a tennis event at a prison? lol. so the thing that annoyed you was that you thought he would see the picture? and to clariify, did he see the picture? is it a doubles match?? singles match? relevant? was it at the olympics? ............not a big tennis guru!
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but it is considered professional? yes is it wimbledon? yes! is it a tennis event at a prison? lol. so the thing that annoyed you was that you thought he would see the picture? no and to clariify, did he see the picture? no is it a doubles match?? singles match? relevant? no, actually I wasn't at a match. I yoped because I was somewhere where there are tennis matches (wimbledon). was it at the olympics? ............not a big tennis guru! that's ok
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Was the tennis player's name William? Was he injured? Did your friend draw blood on his picture?

So you were at Wimbledon, but not at a match. Were you there to watch tennis matches at all? Were you in between matches? Walking around the park? Just in the town? Does it matter?

Were you annoyed because you couldn't ask for his autograph without revealing the drawing? Did you just happen to see him? In a context where you could conceivably have approached him? Was he a pretty famous tennis player? Were you annoyed because the combination of the picture and his presence meant you... couldn't do something you wanted to do? had to do something you didn't want to do? Both? Neither? Was your primary concern that the tennis player would see the picture? Or was there some other negative consequence that could/did occur?
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Was the tennis player's name William? no Was he injured? no Did your friend draw blood on his picture? yesish- she made him look like a vampire

So you were at Wimbledon, but not at a match. yes Were you there to watch tennis matches at all? yes Were you in between matches? yes Walking around the park? Just in the town? Does it matter?

Were you annoyed because you couldn't ask for his autograph without revealing the drawing? yes!!! Did you just happen to see him? yes In a context where you could conceivably have approached him? yesish Was he a pretty famous tennis player? yes! Check my nationality to get this Were you annoyed because the combination of the picture and his presence meant you... couldn't do something you wanted to do? had to do something you didn't want to do? Both? Neither? Was your primary concern that the tennis player would see the picture? Or was there some other negative consequence that could/did occur? you've already pretty much got it, can you wrap it up?
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I'm American and I don't follow tennis, so I don't think I have much chance at guessing which tennis player. But otherwise... you and your friend go to Wimbledon, and at some point your friend draws vampire fangs on the picture of some famous tennis player in her program. You're not all that keen on him, and you find this amusing. But then, lo and behold! In between matches, there he is! You fumble for your program, hoping he will sign his picture (after all, even if you're not personally a huge fan of his, he's still famous, and any tennis fan would be envious that you got his autograph). And then you realize... your only copy of the program is the one your friend drew on. Clearly you can't ask this guy to sign a picture of himself as a vampire. Severely annoyed, you let the opportunity pass you by.

Sound about right?
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Andy Murray?
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I'm American and I don't follow tennis, so I don't think I have much chance at guessing which tennis player. But otherwise... you and your friend go to Wimbledon, and at some point your friend draws vampire fangs on the picture of some famous tennis player in her program. You're not all that keen on him, and you find this amusing. But then, lo and behold! In between matches, there he is! You fumble for your program, hoping he will sign his picture (after all, even if you're not personally a huge fan of his, he's still famous, and any tennis fan would be envious that you got his autograph). And then you realize... your only copy of the program is the one your friend drew on. Clearly you can't ask this guy to sign a picture of himself as a vampire. Severely annoyed, you let the opportunity pass you by.

Sound about right? yes!!!

Andy Murray? yes!!!

*****SPOILER*****

I went to Wimbledon with my best friend and while we were in the queue we bought a magazine to share which also contained an "autograph book". Basically it had pictures of all the top players, including Andy Murray who is the top British player and at the time was world no. 3. My friend and I are not big fans of Andy Murray as a person (and even less now that he didn't win!!!) and so she drew vampire fangs and eyes on him, which I found amusing. Between matches we were standing around and overheard some people saying that Andy Murray would be coming this way soon. Everyone had things for him to sign, including his picture in their autograph book. I went to get our autograph book and then remembered that my friend had drawn vampire stuff on his face, so I couldn't ask him. I did get a photo of him though, so at least I can prove that I saw him!

The title of the puzzle is another name for Spike, who is a vampire from Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

Thanks to everyone who played along, please check out my other puzzles!!!
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great puzzle!
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Thank you :D

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