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[Hobbsicle] Nervous Laughter (STIFLED)

Postby Hobbsicle » Fri Jun 05, 2020 3:29 am

A man enters his house one evening, looks carefully through several rooms, then walks slowly into his dark basement. He hears a sound and turns to see a girl laughing in the corner. Suddenly afraid, he runs up out of the basement and leaves the house. He comes back several hours later, and the girl is gone. He packs up his belongings and moves to another city. Explain.

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Re: [Hobbsicle] Nervous Laughter (OAATP)

Postby WiZ » Fri Jun 05, 2020 4:33 am

Is the girl he sees a real, live girl, existing in 3D space in the basement just as the man is?
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Re: [Hobbsicle] Nervous Laughter (OAATP)

Postby GalFisk » Fri Jun 05, 2020 4:42 am

Does he move in order to get far away from the house? To get closer to something else? To get an opportunity?
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Re: [Hobbsicle] Nervous Laughter (OAATP)

Postby Doriana » Fri Jun 05, 2020 8:02 am

Does the man live alone? with family? with roommates?
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Re: [Hobbsicle] Nervous Laughter (OAATP)

Postby LemonCurry » Fri Jun 05, 2020 9:58 am

Has the man seen the girl before?
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Re: [Hobbsicle] Nervous Laughter (OAATP)

Postby Enjay » Fri Jun 05, 2020 11:36 pm

Is the man looking for the girl as he walks through his house?
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Re: [Hobbsicle] Nervous Laughter (OAATP)

Postby Hobbsicle » Sat Jun 06, 2020 2:04 am

WiZ

Is the girl he sees a real, live girl, existing in 3D space in the basement just as the man is? Nope!

GalFisk

Does he move in order to get far away from the house? Yope To get closer to something else? Yope To get an opportunity? No

Doriana

Does the man live alone? with family? with roommates? Mostly irrel, could be any, but alone or family probably more likely

LemonCurry

Has the man seen the girl before? Irrel!

Enjay

Is the man looking for the girl as he walks through his house? No
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Re: [Hobbsicle] Nervous Laughter (OAATP)

Postby GalFisk » Sat Jun 06, 2020 7:17 am

Did he see a ghost? A hallucination? A screen? A projection? A mirror? A photo? A drawing? Graffiti?
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Re: [Hobbsicle] Nervous Laughter (OAATP)

Postby Enjay » Sat Jun 06, 2020 11:10 am

Was the man already planning to pack up and move before he saw the girl?
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Re: [Hobbsicle] Nervous Laughter (OAATP)

Postby Hobbsicle » Sun Jun 07, 2020 1:50 am

GalFisk

Did he see a ghost? A hallucination? A screen? This A projection? A mirror? A photo? A drawing? Graffiti?

Enjay

Was the man already planning to pack up and move before he saw the girl? Yes
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Re: [Hobbsicle] Nervous Laughter (OAATP)

Postby hominid » Sun Jun 07, 2020 3:17 am

Is he afraid because there is a screen there? Because it was on? Because there was a girl on it? Because it was that specific girl? Because she was laughing?
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Re: [Hobbsicle] Nervous Laughter (OAATP)

Postby GalFisk » Sun Jun 07, 2020 5:27 am

Screen: TV? Computer? Tablet? Phone? Watch or other wearable? Appliance?
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Re: [Hobbsicle] Nervous Laughter (OAATP)

Postby LemonCurry » Sun Jun 07, 2020 9:57 am

Relevant what he was doing during the hours away from his house?
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Re: [Hobbsicle] Nervous Laughter (OAATP)

Postby Hobbsicle » Sun Jun 07, 2020 7:40 pm

hominid

Is he afraid because there is a screen there? Because it was on? This one Because there was a girl on it? Because it was that specific girl? Because she was laughing?

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Screen: TV? This Computer? Tablet? Phone? Watch or other wearable? Appliance?

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Relevant what he was doing during the hours away from his house? Yes, at least in part
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Re: [Hobbsicle] Nervous Laughter (OAATP)

Postby hominid » Sun Jun 07, 2020 8:30 pm

Does the man know who turned the TV on? Off?
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Re: [Hobbsicle] Nervous Laughter (OAATP)

Postby LemonCurry » Mon Jun 08, 2020 6:20 am

Was the TV reacting to a remote control that wasn‘t meant for it?
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Re: [Hobbsicle] Nervous Laughter (OAATP)

Postby GalFisk » Mon Jun 08, 2020 7:11 am

Girl gone: TV off? TV gone? TV broken? TV showing something else?
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Re: [Hobbsicle] Nervous Laughter (OAATP)

Postby Earnest » Mon Jun 08, 2020 12:39 pm

Assuming that it was his own TV and that he lives in the house "normally (i.e. on an every day basis without suspects)". Had he left the TV turned off and found it turned on, would he have packed his belongings without coming back several hours later?
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Re: [Hobbsicle] Nervous Laughter (OAATP)

Postby Hobbsicle » Thu Jun 11, 2020 6:28 pm

hominid

Does the man know who turned the TV on? Irrel Off? Yes, small ish

LemonCurry

Was the TV reacting to a remote control that wasn‘t meant for it? No

GalFisk

Girl gone: TV off? This TV gone? TV broken? TV showing something else?

Earnest

Assuming that it was his own TV and that he lives in the house "normally (i.e. on an every day basis without suspects)". Correct, I like the way you sneak in questions Had he left the TV turned off and found it turned on, would he have packed his belongings without coming back several hours later? Not sure I fully understand what you’re asking, but whether the TV had been off or on prior to his first arrival is irrelevant
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Re: [Hobbsicle] Nervous Laughter (OAATP)

Postby GalFisk » Thu Jun 11, 2020 7:39 pm

Does the fear come from: the fact that the TV is on? Something he's inferring from that fact? Something he falsely believes based on that fact?
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Re: [Hobbsicle] Nervous Laughter (OAATP)

Postby LemonCurry » Fri Jun 12, 2020 8:42 am

Does he suddenly realize he has forgot som imortant arrangements for his move, like applying for electricity for his new address?
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Re: [Hobbsicle] Nervous Laughter (OAATP)

Postby hominid » Fri Jun 12, 2020 12:10 pm

Was the TV turned off by the man? a person who lived in the house? an intruder? a friend? a neighbor? a house guest? a plumber? an electrician? something in that category? a non-human?
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Re: [Hobbsicle] Nervous Laughter (OAATP)

Postby Hobbsicle » Fri Jun 12, 2020 1:24 pm

GalFisk

Does the fear come from: the fact that the TV is on? Yes... Something he's inferring from that fact? ...Because of this Something he falsely believes based on that fact? No, it's a legitimate fear

LemonCurry

Does he suddenly realize he has forgot som imortant arrangements for his move, like applying for electricity for his new address? No,-ish, but there's something OTRT about it

hominid

Was the TV turned off by the man? a person who lived in the house? an intruder? a friend? a neighbor? a house guest? a plumber? an electrician? This (or something like it) something in that category? a non-human?
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Re: [Hobbsicle] Nervous Laughter (OAATP)

Postby hominid » Fri Jun 12, 2020 6:57 pm

Did the electrician turn on the TV using the power button? using the remote? by restoring the house's power?
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Re: [Hobbsicle] Nervous Laughter (OAATP)

Postby GalFisk » Sat Jun 13, 2020 12:42 pm

Did he remember something he'd forgotten?
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Re: [Hobbsicle] Nervous Laughter (OAATP)

Postby Hobbsicle » Sun Jun 14, 2020 7:11 pm

hominid

Did the electrician turn on the TV using the power button? using the remote? by restoring the house's power? The electrician only turned the TV off, but he did so by cutting the power.

GalFisk

Did he remember something he'd forgotten? More realization than something he forgot
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Re: [Hobbsicle] Nervous Laughter (OAATP)

Postby Doriana » Sun Jun 14, 2020 7:27 pm

Was the realization about his new home? his old home?
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Re: [Hobbsicle] Nervous Laughter (OAATP)

Postby LemonCurry » Mon Jun 15, 2020 2:57 pm

Was the power to the house already (supposed to be) cut off, so something must be wrong with the power lines?
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Re: [Hobbsicle] Nervous Laughter (OAATP)

Postby Hobbsicle » Wed Jun 17, 2020 2:59 am

Doriana

Was the realization about his new home? his old home? About his old home, the one he was in

LemonCurry

Was the power to the house already (supposed to be) cut off, so something must be wrong with the power lines? Correct that the realization is centered around the fact that the power is on, but not anything particular about the power lines.
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Re: [Hobbsicle] Nervous Laughter (OAATP)

Postby GalFisk » Wed Jun 17, 2020 4:23 am

About the: power company? Power bill? Breakers? A mistake? A crime?
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Re: [Hobbsicle] Nervous Laughter (OAATP)

Postby LemonCurry » Wed Jun 17, 2020 9:04 am

Have they cut off the power to the wrong house?
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Re: [Hobbsicle] Nervous Laughter (OAATP)

Postby Hobbsicle » Sat Jun 20, 2020 12:56 am

GalFisk

About the: power company? Power bill? Breakers? A mistake? A crime? Not really any of these, though I guess "mistake" only in that he didn't realize something before

LemonCurry

Have they cut off the power to the wrong house? No

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Re: [Hobbsicle] Nervous Laughter

Postby GalFisk » Sat Jun 20, 2020 6:01 am

Didn't he realize: a fact? A situation? Something he should've done? Does he run because he needs to be somewhere quickly? To do something quickly? Does he want to prevent theft? Fraud? Disaster? Financial loss?
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Re: [Hobbsicle] Nervous Laughter

Postby Hobbsicle » Sun Jun 28, 2020 10:10 pm

Didn't he realize: a fact? Yes A situation? Yes Something he should've done? Possibly, but that wasn't really the most important aspect Does he run because he needs to be somewhere quickly? Yes-ish To do something quickly? Only in respect to the previous answer Does he want to prevent theft? Fraud? Disaster? This is closest Financial loss?
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Re: [Hobbsicle] Nervous Laughter

Postby GalFisk » Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:59 am

Does he hurry to a: person? Phone? Vehicle? Company? Workplace? His new home?
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Re: [Hobbsicle] Nervous Laughter

Postby Hobbsicle » Mon Jun 29, 2020 1:42 pm

Does he hurry to a: person? Phone? Vehicle? Company? Workplace? His new home? None of these, relevantly, though he may have gone to a vehicle or phone ultimately, not necessarily in a hurry
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Re: [Hobbsicle] Nervous Laughter

Postby GalFisk » Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:25 pm

Did he hurry to get to somewhere? Away form somewhere? To get to where he would be able to do something?
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Re: [Hobbsicle] Nervous Laughter

Postby Hobbsicle » Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:34 pm

Did he hurry to get to somewhere? Away form somewhere? THIS To get to where he would be able to do something?
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Re: [Hobbsicle] Nervous Laughter

Postby GalFisk » Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:40 pm

Is there a danger in the house? Near the house? Anywhere too close to the house?
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Re: [Hobbsicle] Nervous Laughter

Postby Hobbsicle » Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:37 pm

Is there a danger in the house? This Near the house? Anywhere too close to the house?
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Re: [Hobbsicle] Nervous Laughter

Postby GalFisk » Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:40 pm

Danger of: fire? Explosion? Death? Crime? Loss? Injury? Theft? Becoming involved in a situation? Becoming trapped? Triggering a mental illness? Something supertural?
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Re: [Hobbsicle] Nervous Laughter

Postby Hobbsicle » Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:41 pm

Danger of: fire? Explosion? Death? This Crime? Loss? Injury? Or this Theft? Becoming involved in a situation? Becoming trapped? Triggering a mental illness? Something supertural?
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Re: [Hobbsicle] Nervous Laughter

Postby Doriana » Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:42 pm

His own death? Someone else's? Death by electrocution?
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Re: [Hobbsicle] Nervous Laughter

Postby Hobbsicle » Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:49 pm

His own death? Yes Someone else's? Death by electrocution? YES
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Re: [Hobbsicle] Nervous Laughter

Postby GalFisk » Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:54 pm

Is there a trap? A fault? A grounding fault? Work being done on the house wiring? A dangerous device plugged in? A danger from the TV?
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Re: [Hobbsicle] Nervous Laughter

Postby Hobbsicle » Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:23 pm

Is there a trap? Not intentional, anyway A fault? A grounding fault? I believe this is it, or something close to it, not sure the right term Work being done on the house wiring? No A dangerous device plugged in? Yope A danger from the TV? Maybe not directly, but it alerted him to a general danger
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Re: [Hobbsicle] Nervous Laughter

Postby GalFisk » Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:19 am

Are parts of the house electrified, when they shouldn't be? If so: floors? Pipes? Radiators? Doors? Door handles? Everything metallic?
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Re: [Hobbsicle] Nervous Laughter

Postby Hobbsicle » Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:48 pm

Are parts of the house electrified, when they shouldn't be? No to “parts of the house”, but OTRT If so: floors? Pipes? Radiators? Doors? Door handles? Everything metalliC?
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Re: [Hobbsicle] Nervous Laughter

Postby GalFisk » Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:22 pm

Are things in the house electrified, when they shouldn't be?
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Re: [Hobbsicle] Nervous Laughter

Postby Hobbsicle » Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:59 pm

Are things in the house electrified, when they shouldn't be? Yes (or maybe), DOYD of "things"
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Re: [Hobbsicle] Nervous Laughter

Postby GalFisk » Thu Jul 02, 2020 3:52 am

Animals? Liquids? The air? A substance? Is there a problem with the house? Is it flooded? Damaged? Being demolished?
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Re: [Hobbsicle] Nervous Laughter

Postby Hobbsicle » Sat Jul 04, 2020 6:58 pm

Animals? Liquids? The air? A substance? Is there a problem with the house? Is it flooded? THIS Damaged? Being demolished?

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

After a flood, the man, previously evacuated, returns to his house to assess damages. He walks through various rooms before going down to the basement, which is still flooded. He is wading through it when he hears a sound and turns to see a TV show playing on the television. He is suddenly frightened, realizing he is standing in water near active electricity, so he goes back up the stairs and leaves the house, calling the electrician to remove his house from the grid. He then returns, packs up his belongings, and leaves, until the insurance repairs can be done and he can move back into his house.


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