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Visconti (Visconti)
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Posted on Friday, October 29, 2010 - 3:15 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

A Spooky Halloween Quickie:
Last night there was a knock on my door. After asking who it was, I began to cry.

Super fast $poilers, please refrain for a little while.
Balin (Balin)
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True story? FYOI? FSEI? "I" = you (Visconti)?

If not, "I" = H? A? M? A ghost? Is an urban legend relevant?

Knock on the door - did a person knock? Did something knock? The "knocker" - H? A? M? A trick-or-treater?
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True story? No FYOI? FSEI? yes "I" = you (Visconti)? Yes

If not, "I" = H? A? M? A ghost? Is an urban legend relevant? no

Knock on the door - did a person knock? yes Did something knock? The "knocker" - H? A? M? A trick-or-treater? The knocker was my 4 year old daugther, not trick-or-treating.
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Friday, October 29, 2010 - 7:38 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did you cry because you were happy? Sad? Relevant where your daughter had been before she knocked? Was she lost? Did you think she was?
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Did you cry because you were happy? mostly this Sad? not this Relevant where your daughter had been before she knocked? no Was she lost? no Did you think she was? no
Balin (Balin)
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Did you cry because of something you saw? Heard? Smelled? Said? Tasted? Felt? Because of something she said?
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Did you cry because of something you saw? no Heard? yes Smelled? no Said? no Tasted? no Felt? no Because of something she said? yes
Balin (Balin)
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What she said - just one word? A phrase? A sentence? More than that? Did you say something to her? Did she say only one thing? Or more? Did you say only one thing? Or more? Or nothing at all?
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What she said - just one word? A phrase? A sentence? More than that? a few phrases Did you say something to her? yes Did she say only one thing? Or more? a few things Did you say only one thing? Or more? a few things Or nothing at all?
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So this was a conversation? Was it about school? Is the time of day relevant when this occurred? The specific day? Is your family relevant?
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Did you cry with relief? Or pride? Or joy?

Did you cry because of what your daughter said or was the reason something completely different? Like, were you being tickled? xD

By the way, what do FYOI and FSEI mean?
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FYOI = From Your Own Imagination, FSEI = From Someone Else's Imagination (and to round it out, FMOI = From My Own Imagination). They're things you say when trying to determine (or for the one I threw in, explaining) whether something is a true story, or one of these.
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Ah, thanks! :-)
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So this was a conversation? a few phrases back and forth, but i wouldn't call it a conversation Was it about school? no Is the time of day relevant when this occurred? no The specific day? not really, but it came up because it's close to Halloween. Is your family relevant? no
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Did you cry with relief? no Or pride? no Or joy? this is the closest, but be careful of a FA

Did you cry because of what your daughter said or was the reason something completely different? i reacted in response to what we both saying Like, were you being tickled? great question, but i will still say no xD 8o
Balin (Balin)
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Did you say the same thing at the same time? Was the conversation about trick-or-treating? Candy? Something Halloween-related?
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Did you say the same thing at the same time? no Was the conversation about trick-or-treating? yope Candy? no Something Halloween-related? yope
Balin (Balin)
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Was the conversation about pumpkins? Carving them?
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Was the conversation about pumpkins? no Carving them? no
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Was the conversation about any type of food?
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Are horror stories/movies/books relevant?
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Was the conversation about any type of food? No

Are horror stories/movies/books relevant? No
Balin (Balin)
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Did the conversation involve something she did? Something you did? Something a group of people did? Something anyone did?
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Did the conversation involve something she did? Something you did? Something a group of people did? Something anyone did? None of these. Was hoping this would be solved prior to Halloween. Let me give you a hint... it was quite a silly little 'conversation' we had.
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Did you laugh as well as cry? Is the Great Pumpkin relevant?
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Did you laugh as well as cry? cried, then laughed. then she went over to mommy, and did the same thing with her Is the Great Pumpkin relevant? no
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When you first cried, were you sad? Upset? Scared? Did she pull a trick on you?
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When you first cried, were you sad? Upset? Scared? not really any of these, really kind of happy Did she pull a trick on you? yes, a verbal trick
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Did she say something with a double meaning? Homophones relevant?
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Did she say something with a double meaning? Yes Homophones relevant? yes
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Is the homophone a common one? To/too/two? Hear/here? There/their/they're?
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Is the homophone a common one? To/too/two? Hear/here? There/their/they're? none of these, not a common one
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Did you cry before you realized the double meaning? After? Same questions for laughing?
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Did you cry before you realized the double meaning? no After? yes Same questions for laughing? I laughed only a few seconds after I criend
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Would it help to figure out the topic of the conversation? Did the trick seem like a natural part of the conversation?
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Would it help to figure out the topic of the conversation? yea, kind of Did the trick seem like a natural part of the conversation? the trick was the conversation
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Was she trying to get you to say something with a double meaning? One of those " what are you eating under there? / under where? " tricks?
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Was she trying to get you to say something with a double meaning? One of those " what are you eating under there? / under where? " tricks? yes! but not this
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Is it relevant that this started with her knocking on the door? Or could you have been sitting next to each other?
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Is it relevant that this started with her knocking on the door? Or could you have been sitting next to each other?
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Is it relevant that this started with her knocking on the door? yes Or could you have been sitting next to each other? yes, i guess, maybe...

Balin, you're going to kick yourself when this is over.
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You're probably right.

Did the conversation have anything to do with the LTPF?
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was it a knock-knock joke?
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This just dawned on me...
*groan*, is it the knock-knock joke that ends with "boo-hoo"?
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Once again, Balin does the work, and it gets stolen at the end. Nice work.

**** SPOILER *****
Rehearsing some Halloween jokes, my daugther said to me:

Knock Knock (Who's there?)
Boo! (Boo-Hoo?)
You don't have to cry about it!

Silly, I know, but... there ya go.
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's-OK, I'd totally forgotten about that joke.

Nice puzzle, Visconti, and nice solve, Noel!
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Sorry to swoop in on it like that. I've been following this one but have been completely stumped (even to the point that I couldn't think of any questions to answer) until the answer suddenly popped into my head.

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