[Doriana] Literally dying

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[Doriana] Literally dying

Postby Doriana » Sun May 31, 2020 8:18 pm

Dylan (H/C/M) had to go to hospital because he followed the rules
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Postby hominid » Sun May 31, 2020 8:46 pm

The rules: set by the government? By a school? By his parents? By a religious group?

Did he have to go to the hospital because he was sick? Injured? Did he go there to visit someone?

Is Dylan's exact age relevant?
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Postby Doriana » Sun May 31, 2020 8:52 pm

The rules: set by the government? By a school? This By his parents? By a religious group?

Did he have to go to the hospital because he was sick? Injured? I would call what Dylan has neither a sickness nor an injury Did he go there to visit someone? No

Is Dylan's exact age relevant? Not really, but assume 5-7
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Postby hominid » Sun May 31, 2020 9:09 pm

So, Dylan went to the hospital, but not because he was sick or injured? Did he go there as a patient?

Did Dylan die? Did anyone relevantly die? Was the rule related to safety? Was he at school when he followed the rules? Did he follow the rules in an unexpected way? Did his classmates also follow the rules? Did anyone else go to the hospital?
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Postby Doriana » Sun May 31, 2020 9:14 pm

So, Dylan went to the hospital, but not because he was sick or injured? Yes, although you might say he was injured for svv of "injury" Did he go there as a patient? Yes

Did Dylan die? Did anyone relevantly die? No to both Was the rule related to safety? No Was he at school when he followed the rules? Yes Did he follow the rules in an unexpected way? Yesish Did his classmates also follow the rules? Irrel, assume yes Did anyone else go to the hospital? No
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Postby hominid » Sun May 31, 2020 9:21 pm

Was the rule related to schoolwork? Behavior? Cheating? Had Dylan followed this rule before? Had Dylan relevantly been to the hospital before? Could Dylan have followed the rule without having to go to the hospital?
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Re: [Doriana] Literally dying

Postby Doriana » Sun May 31, 2020 9:27 pm

Was the rule related to schoolwork? Behavior? This Cheating? Had Dylan followed this rule before? No, because... Had Dylan relevantly been to the hospital before? No Could Dylan have followed the rule without having to go to the hospital? Yes
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Postby hominid » Sun May 31, 2020 9:35 pm

Did Dylan normally have behavior problems? Or was the rule simply not in place before? Were they in an unusual situation? A field trip?
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Postby Doriana » Sun May 31, 2020 9:41 pm

Did Dylan normally have behavior problems? No Or was the rule simply not in place before? Correct Were they in an unusual situation? Yes, good q A field trip? But not this
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Postby hominid » Sun May 31, 2020 9:46 pm

The unusual situation: was it something bad? Something unexpected? Was the rule poorly thought-out? If the teacher (or other authority?) had explained the rule to Dylan in a different way, could he have avoided the hospital trip?
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Postby Doriana » Sun May 31, 2020 9:50 pm

The unusual situation: was it something bad? Something unexpected? No to both Was the rule poorly thought-out? I would say no, but that's arguable If the teacher (or other authority?) had explained the rule to Dylan in a different way, could he have avoided the hospital trip? Yes
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Postby hominid » Sun May 31, 2020 9:53 pm

Was it the first day of school? Last day of school? Is a test relevant?

Did the rule relate to how he treated other students? How he treated the teacher? Standing in line relevant? Walking in line?
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Postby Doriana » Sun May 31, 2020 9:55 pm

Was it the first day of school? Last day of school? No to both, although I could see a similar scenario play out on the last day of school Is a test relevant? No

Did the rule relate to how he treated other students? How he treated the teacher? Standing in line relevant? Walking in line? No to all
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Postby hominid » Sun May 31, 2020 10:01 pm

Was he in his normal classroom when he followed the rules? In another classroom? In the office? In the hallway? Outside? In the gym? In the cafeteria?
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Postby Doriana » Sun May 31, 2020 10:03 pm

Was he in his normal classroom when he followed the rules? Yes In another classroom? In the office? In the hallway? Outside? In the gym? In the cafeteria? No to all others
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Postby hominid » Sun May 31, 2020 10:05 pm

Is a holiday relevant? A party? A birthday? Was there some sort of visitor? An animal?
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Postby Doriana » Sun May 31, 2020 10:10 pm

Is a holiday relevant? Yes A party? Not really a party, but relevant holiday-related activities A birthday? Was there some sort of visitor? An animal? No to rest
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Postby hominid » Sun May 31, 2020 10:12 pm

Does it matter what holiday it is? Christmas? Halloween? Would it help to know what country this takes place in?
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Postby Doriana » Sun May 31, 2020 10:27 pm

Does it matter what holiday it is? Some work better than others Christmas? Halloween? These could work, but it's a different one in the story this puzzle is based on Would it help to know what country this takes place in? Only insofar as the holiday in question is commonly celebrated in this country (original story takes places in the US)
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Postby hominid » Sun May 31, 2020 10:34 pm

Is the holiday Thanksgiving? Valentine's Day? St. Patrick's Day? April Fools' Day?
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Postby Doriana » Sun May 31, 2020 10:35 pm

Is the holiday Thanksgiving? Valentine's Day? St. Patrick's Day? April Fools' Day? No to all. The actual holiday is less important than the activity the class did
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Postby hominid » Sun May 31, 2020 10:38 pm

Did the activity involve: food? An art project? Singing? Music? Reading? Writing?
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Postby Doriana » Sun May 31, 2020 10:41 pm

Did the activity involve: food? This! An art project? Singing? Music? Reading? Writing?
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Postby hominid » Sun May 31, 2020 10:52 pm

Did the rule involve eating? Playing with one's food? Eating all of one's food?

Did he have an allergic reaction? Did he choke on the food?
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Postby Doriana » Sun May 31, 2020 10:55 pm

Did the rule involve eating? No... Playing with one's food? Eating all of one's food? No to rest

Did he have an allergic reaction? No Did he choke YES on the food? but NO!

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Postby hominid » Sun May 31, 2020 10:59 pm

So, he choked on something that wasn't food? Did it look like food? Was he supposed to put it in his mouth?

Did the activity involve doing something with food that wasn't eating? Like, something involving dry noodles?
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Postby Doriana » Sun May 31, 2020 11:02 pm

So, he choked on something that wasn't food? Correct Did it look like food? Noish Was he supposed to put it in his mouth? No

Did the activity involve doing something with food that wasn't eating? Yes Like, something involving dry noodles? No
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Postby hominid » Sun May 31, 2020 11:08 pm

So they were supposed to be doing something with food that wasn't eating, and Dylan ended up choking on something that wasn't food?

Was the food in question edible and ready to eat?
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Postby Doriana » Sun May 31, 2020 11:10 pm

So they were supposed to be doing something with food that wasn't eating At the point of the puzzle statement, they had already done something with the food (that wasn't eating), and Dylan ended up choking on something that wasn't food? Yes

Was the food in question edible Yes and ready to eat? No
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Postby hominid » Sun May 31, 2020 11:15 pm

Was the rule: to eat something? To not eat something? To do something with the food? To do something with the non-food? When Dylan put the non-food in his mouth, was that following the rule?
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Postby Doriana » Sun May 31, 2020 11:19 pm

Was the rule: to eat something? No To not eat something? Not explicitly, but... To do something with the food? No To do something with the non-food? Yes for svv of 'do' When Dylan put the non-food in his mouth, was that following the rule? Technically, yes
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Postby hominid » Sun May 31, 2020 11:39 pm

Did Dylan eat the food?
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Postby Doriana » Sun May 31, 2020 11:41 pm

Did Dylan eat the food? Yes

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Dylan's class does a holiday-related activity that involves food, but not eating it. After the activity, Dylan technically (!) follows a rule set by the teacher. As a result, he puts something that is not food in his mouth, chokes on it and has to go to the hospital.
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Postby hominid » Mon Jun 01, 2020 12:03 am

I think I'm the only one who has been online since this puzzle was posted, so I'll hold off and give other people a chance.
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Postby Balin » Mon Jun 01, 2020 2:04 am

Bobbing for apples? Building gingerbread houses?
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Re: [Doriana] Literally dying

Postby Doriana » Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:32 am

Bobbing for apples? Building gingerbread houses? No to both
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Postby GalFisk » Mon Jun 01, 2020 2:47 pm

Are they supposed to make food? Bake food? Decorate food? Is the food edible when they're done with it? Was the non-food he choked on also involved in the activity? Relevant what kind of food was involved in the activity? If so: grain? Dairy? Meat? Poultry? Eggs? Fruits? Veggies? Candy? Cake? Bread?
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Postby Doriana » Mon Jun 01, 2020 2:50 pm

Are they supposed to make food? Bake food? Decorate food? No to all Is the food edible when they're done with it? Immediately after the activity, the food is not yet edible Was the non-food he choked on also involved in the activity? Yes Relevant what kind of food was involved in the activity? Yes If so: grain? Dairy? Meat? Poultry? Eggs? Fruits? Veggies? Candy? This Cake? Bread?
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Postby Hobbsicle » Thu Jun 04, 2020 2:35 am

Are they making a craft of some sort? Playing a game? Does he choke on something that is touching the candy? Wrapper? Toothpick? String?
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Re: [Doriana] Literally dying

Postby Doriana » Thu Jun 04, 2020 5:15 am

Are they making a craft of some sort? No Playing a game? Yesish, but they are done by the time of the puzzle statement Does he choke on something that is touching the candy? Yes Wrapper? YES Toothpick? String?
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Postby GalFisk » Thu Jun 04, 2020 9:02 am

Is thre candy in the wrapper he chokes on? Are they told not to eat candy? Not to unwrap candy? Does he eat a wrapped candy?
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Re: [Doriana] Literally dying

Postby Doriana » Thu Jun 04, 2020 9:27 am

Is thre candy in the wrapper he chokes on? Yes Are they told not to eat candy? Not to unwrap candy? THIS Does he eat a wrapped candy? YES

********SPOILER********

After an Easter egg hunt, Dylan's teacher tells the class not to unwrap the candy until later. Well, technically, the teacher didn't say anything about not eating candy, right? At least, that's Dylan's reasoning, so he pops a wrapped piece of candy in his mouth, chokes on the wrapper and has to be taken to hospital.


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Based on this story.
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