[Konnie] I still exist.

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[Konnie] I still exist.

Postby Konnie » Wed Mar 22, 2017 1:23 am

(Well, look who's back. Really excited to get back into puzzling. This is based on a story I listened to recently.)

Throughout his life, Arthur does X fairly regularly. Suddenly one day, he doesn't X. For several years, he never X's and sometimes even goes out of his way to avoid it.
Then seemingly just as suddenly one day, Arthur X's again. He begins to do it occasionally and continues to X for the remainder of his life.
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Re: [Konnie] I still exist.

Postby Hobbsicle » Wed Mar 22, 2017 1:38 am

Is Arthur really Konnie, and Xing is making puzzles on LTPF?

Welcome back, by the way, although I'm not sure if we've crossed paths. I've been on again off again myself for twelve years or so, and came back recently. It always feels good to see it still going strong and get back involved.

Is X related to food? Exercise? Recreation? Is it social? Is technology involved?
Does he have a specific, intentional reason for not Xing? Can he X, but he just chooses not to? Does he have a specific reason for starting again?
Is religion relevant?
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Re: [Konnie] I still exist.

Postby Konnie » Wed Mar 22, 2017 1:45 am

Is Arthur really Konnie, and Xing is making puzzles on LTPF? No, but not a bad idea!

Welcome back, by the way, although I'm not sure if we've crossed paths. I've been on again off again myself for twelve years or so, and came back recently. It always feels good to see it still going strong and get back involved. I started close to five years ago, but haven't been on in over a year. Good to be back :)

Is X related to food? No Exercise? No, but someway otrt Recreation? No Is it social? Somewhat, doyd Is technology involved? Yesish
Does he have a specific, intentional reason for not Xing? Yes Can he X, but he just chooses not to? Yes Does he have a specific reason for starting again? Yes
Is religion relevant?Eh, arguably, but it'd be a stretch.
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Re: [Konnie] I still exist.

Postby Balin » Wed Mar 22, 2017 2:00 am

Welcome back!

Is Arthur's family relevant? His marital status? Does he X alone? With someone else? Did he formerly X alone? With someone else?
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Re: [Konnie] I still exist.

Postby Konnie » Wed Mar 22, 2017 2:19 am

Welcome back!

Is Arthur's family relevant? No His marital status? No Does he X alone? Noish, explore With someone else? Yesish Did he formerly X alone? With someone else? Still Noish and Yesish for these.
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Postby GalFisk » Wed Mar 22, 2017 5:29 am

Is TV relevant? Health? Medical issues? Addiction? Does it cost money to do X? Can X be done on the Internet? The first times he does X, does he enjoy it? When he doesn't do X, is it because he doesn't enjoy it? Because it would be bad for him? Or difficult? Does he stop doing X because of a change to X? To himself? To his life situation? Because of another person? Romantic relationships relevant? Other relationships? When he starts doing X again, does he do it for the same reasons as the first time around?
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Re: [Konnie] I still exist.

Postby Konnie » Wed Mar 22, 2017 5:34 pm

Is TV relevant? No Health? Medical issues? Yesish to these Addiction? No Does it cost money to do X? Yes Can X be done on the Internet? No The first times he does X, does he enjoy it? Hope, he doesn't enjoy or not enjoy it really. When he doesn't do X, is it because he doesn't enjoy it? No Because it would be bad for him? Yes Or difficult? No Does he stop doing X because of a change to X? To himself? To his life situation? Thisish Because of another person? Also thisish Romantic relationships relevant? Other relationships? No to both When he starts doing X again, does he do it for the same reasons as the first time around? No, good question!
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Postby Doriana » Wed Mar 22, 2017 10:10 pm

Does he have a relevant medical condition? When he first does X, does he do so for medical reasons? When he starts doing X again, does he do so for medical reasons?

Is transportation relevant?
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Re: [Konnie] I still exist.

Postby Konnie » Thu Mar 23, 2017 1:47 am

Does he have a relevant medical condition?
Yope
When he first does X, does he do so for medical reasons? No When he starts doing X again, does he do so for medical reasons? No

Is transportation relevant? Yes
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Re: [Konnie] I still exist.

Postby Hobbsicle » Thu Mar 23, 2017 3:44 am

Does X involve driving? Flying? Taking public transportation? Train? Bus? Taxi?
When he stops Xing, does he stop because it would be dangerous? When he starts to X again, is whatever "bad for him" effect no longer present?
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Postby GalFisk » Thu Mar 23, 2017 8:00 am

Does he stop doing X for medical reasons? Does doing X benefit others? Would it be possible to do X daily?
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Postby Konnie » Thu Mar 23, 2017 5:50 pm

Does X involve driving? Flying? Taking public transportation? Train? Bus? This Taxi?
When he stops Xing, does he stop because it would be dangerous? Yesish When he starts to X again, is whatever "bad for him" effect no longer present? No, as in it is still present.

Does he stop doing X for medical reasons? Yesish Does doing X benefit others? No, see above Would it be possible to do X daily? Yes, see above
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Postby Doriana » Thu Mar 23, 2017 5:54 pm

Does X involve taking a bus? buying a ticket? standing on the bus? sitting down? offering your seat to other people? running for a bus? waiting for a bus?

Is his weight relevant?
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Re: [Konnie] I still exist.

Postby Konnie » Fri Mar 24, 2017 1:15 am

Does X involve taking a bus? This buying a ticket? standing on the bus? sitting down? offering your seat to other people? running for a bus? waiting for a bus?

Is his weight relevant? No
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Re: [Konnie] I still exist.

Postby Hobbsicle » Fri Mar 24, 2017 2:31 am

So he takes the bus for a while, stops for a number of years, then starts back up again?
Does he have a phobia or fear regarding riding buses?
Does something happen that causes him to no longer ride buses? Does something happen related to his health? Or related to something with the buses?
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Postby GalFisk » Fri Mar 24, 2017 4:14 pm

Relevant what he does inshead of riding the bus? Does he stay at home? Ride other public transportation? Use private transportation? Edit: does he ever drive a bus?
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Postby Westing1992 » Fri Mar 24, 2017 4:15 pm

Instead of taking the bus, does Arthur do Y instead? But then he is unable/starts to dislike doing Y, so he takes the bus again?
Is Y taking another form of transportation? Does he drive himself? Does he then become unable to drive (due to reasons such as failing eyesight)? Or does he view the bus more favorably (due to reasons such as increased gas prices)?
School buses relevant? Citywide buses? Cross-country buses?
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Re: [Konnie] I still exist.

Postby Konnie » Fri Mar 24, 2017 6:27 pm

So he takes the bus for a while, stops for a number of years, then starts back up again? Correct
Does he have a phobia or fear regarding riding buses? Yesish
Does something happen that causes him to no longer ride buses? Yes Does something happen related to his health? Yesish Or related to something with the buses? Yesish

Relevant what he does instead of riding the bus? Yesish, not so much "instead." Does he stay at home? No Ride other public transportation? Possibly, but mostly irrel. Use private transportation? Possibly, but mostly irrel. Edit: does he ever drive a bus? No

Instead of taking the bus, does Arthur do Y instead? Yesish, again not so much "instead." I would be careful in limiting yourself to just Y. But then he is unable/starts to dislike doing Y, so he takes the bus again? Yesish, explore.
Is Y taking another form of transportation? He switches transportation, but that's mostly irrel. Does he drive himself? Most likely. Does he then become unable to drive (due to reasons such as failing eyesight)? No Or does he view the bus more favorably Yes (due to reasons such as increased gas prices)? But not for this reason.
School buses relevant? Citywide buses? This Cross-country buses?
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Re: [Konnie] I still exist.

Postby GalFisk » Sat Mar 25, 2017 9:19 am

Is a bus accident relevant? Bus drivers relevant? Pollution?
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Postby Konnie » Sun Mar 26, 2017 10:00 pm

Is a bus accident relevant? Bus drivers relevant? Pollution? No to all
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Postby Hobbsicle » Tue Mar 28, 2017 8:32 pm

Does something happen to more than just him? Does it happen during a particular bus trip? Is crime relevant? Terrorism?
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Postby Konnie » Wed Mar 29, 2017 1:13 am

Does something happen to more than just him? No Does it happen during a particular bus trip? Noish, possible FA. Is crime relevant? Terrorism? No to both.
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Re: [Konnie] I still exist.

Postby GalFisk » Wed Mar 29, 2017 3:28 pm

Is his fear rational? Is he involved in a traffic accident? Is he injured? Is someone else injured? does someone die?
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Postby trebor » Wed Mar 29, 2017 6:08 pm

Did he move to a part of the city where taking the bus was inconvenient or practical? Or switch workplaces, with the same result? Did the walk to and from the bus stop provide him with exercise that he wound up getting elsewhere for a while? Was there any other relevant person? Who would take the bus with him? Is there now?
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Re: [Konnie] I still exist.

Postby Konnie » Fri Mar 31, 2017 12:06 am

Is his fear rational? Depends who you ask, but I think most would say no. Is he involved in a traffic accident? Is he injured? Is someone else injured? No to these. does someone die? No, but explore.

Did he move to a part of the city where taking the bus was inconvenient or practical? Or switch workplaces, with the same result? Did the walk to and from the bus stop provide him with exercise that he wound up getting elsewhere for a while? No to all. Was there any other relevant person? Yes Who would take the bus with him? No Is there now? Not sure what you mean. If you're asking if the other relevant person is alive, assume yes. But irrel.
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Postby Hobbsicle » Sat Apr 01, 2017 2:25 am

Is any kind of superstition relevant? A belief system? Is there anything else that he would also stop doing, or is pretty much limited to buses?
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Postby trebor » Tue Apr 04, 2017 3:47 am

What I meant was "is there a specific person who is relevant in his decision to start taking the bus again?". I'm going to assume from your answer though that this is not the case.

Is the other relevant person his partner? Another family member? Someone who Arthur thought was going to hurt him?
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Re: [Konnie] I still exist.

Postby Konnie » Mon Apr 10, 2017 9:52 pm

Is any kind of superstition relevant? Yesish A belief system? No Is there anything else that he would also stop doing, or is pretty much limited to buses? He only stopped riding busses.

What I meant was "is there a specific person who is relevant in his decision to start taking the bus again?" There is a specific person relevant to his NOT riding busses, but not to his starting back up again. I'm going to assume from your answer though that this is not the case.

Is the other relevant person his partner? Another family member? Someone who Arthur thought was going to hurt him? No to all.
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Re: [Konnie] I still exist.

Postby trebor » Tue Apr 11, 2017 9:23 pm

Does someone get injured? Assaulted? Verbally targeted? If so, is it Arthur? The other relevant person?

Is the age/gender/ethnicity/dress of the other person relevant? Is Arthur's?

Does this happen in 2017? Is any feature of the bus relevant? Does it matter which country this occurs in?
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Re: [Konnie] I still exist.

Postby GalFisk » Thu Apr 13, 2017 7:23 am

Is he avoiding someone?
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Postby JenBurdoo » Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:22 pm

Segregation or other political issues relevant?
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Re: [Konnie] I still exist.

Postby Konnie » Sun Apr 23, 2017 9:12 pm

Does someone get injured? Yope Assaulted? Verbally targeted? No to these. If so, is it Arthur? Yes The other relevant person? No

Is the age/gender/ethnicity/dress of the other person relevant? Is Arthur's? No to all

Does this happen in 2017? Is any feature of the bus relevant? Does it matter which country this occurs in? Irrel to all. Assume modern day US.

Is he avoiding someone? No

Segregation or other political issues relevant? No
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Re: [Konnie] I still exist.

Postby trebor » Wed Apr 26, 2017 10:51 pm

Is fortune-telling relevant?
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