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[Vagary] Distinguished, Extinguished

Postby Vagary » Fri Jul 24, 2020 7:52 pm

A man has a distinguishing feature he's very proud of. One particular day, in a moment of panic, he forgets to do something he always does, and this feature causes his death. ROIMBT
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Re: Distinguished, Extinguished

Postby AlbatrossLover » Fri Jul 24, 2020 8:05 pm

Distinguishing feature = something relating to his appearance? Face? Limbs? Muscles? Another physical characteristic? A mental ability? Something he was born with? That he intentionally developed?

Is the thing he forgets to do something he does daily? Multiple times a day? Related to the Distinguishing feature? His job? A hobby? Was he already in danger of dying during this moment of panic? Would he die if he forgot to do this on a regular day?

Is his death an accident? Murder? Suicide?
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Re: Distinguished, Extinguished

Postby Vagary » Fri Jul 24, 2020 8:12 pm

AlbatrossLover

Distinguishing feature = something relating to his appearance? YES Face? THIS. Limbs? Muscles? Another physical characteristic? A mental ability? Something he was born with? That he intentionally developed? AND THIS.

Is the thing he forgets to do something he does daily? YES Multiple times a day? SEEMS LIKELY Related to the Distinguishing feature? YES His job? NO A hobby? NO Was he already in danger of dying during this moment of panic? POSSIBLE, BUT IRR Would he die if he forgot to do this on a regular day? POSSIBLY, BUT LESS LIKELY FORGOTTEN

Is his death an accident? THIS. Murder? Suicide?

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Re: Distinguished, Extinguished

Postby AlbatrossLover » Fri Jul 24, 2020 9:00 pm

Is the feature related to his mouth? Nose? Ears? Eyes? Is it a beard? Mustache? Piercing? Tattoo? Contact lenses?
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Re: Distinguished, Extinguished

Postby GalFisk » Mon Jul 27, 2020 4:56 am

Death by: cold? Exposure? Heat? Fire? Explosion? Electrocution? Firearm? Projectile? Sharp force? Blunt? Blood loss? Impact? Fall? Crash? Asphyxiation? Strangulation? Hanging? Drowning? Poisoning? Venom? Animal attack? Infection? Illness? Radiation?
Does he die on the job? In traffic? During a specific activity?
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Re: Distinguished, Extinguished

Postby trebor » Mon Jul 27, 2020 6:06 am

Is it relevant what causes his panic? If so, is it related to his job? A hobby? Running late? Interference by some other person? A weather event? Receiving negative news? Positive news? Someone else being in danger?

WAG: Did he forget to put on sunglasses (or regular glasses), resulting in a car crash?
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Re: [Vagary] Distinguished, Extinguished

Postby Vagary » Tue Jul 28, 2020 3:25 pm

AlbatrossLover

Is the feature related to his mouth? YES-ISH Nose? Ears? Eyes? Is it a beard? THIS Mustache? Piercing? Tattoo? Contact lenses? NO TO REST


GalFisk

Death by: cold? Exposure? Heat? Fire? Explosion? Electrocution? Firearm? Projectile? Sharp force? Blunt? Blood loss? Impact? THIS. Fall? CAUSED BY THIS Crash? Asphyxiation? Strangulation? Hanging? Drowning? Poisoning? Venom? Animal attack? Infection? Illness? Radiation?
Does he die on the job? YES-ISH, THOUGH IRR In traffic? During a specific activity? NO TO REST


trebor

Is it relevant what causes his panic? NO If so, is it related to his job? YES-ISH, BUT IRR A hobby? Running late? Interference by some other person? A weather event? Receiving negative news? THIS Positive news? Someone else being in danger? AND THIS, NO TO REST

WAG: Did he forget to put on sunglasses (or regular glasses), resulting in a car crash? DECENT WAG, BUT NO.
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Re: [Vagary] Distinguished, Extinguished

Postby JenBurdoo » Tue Jul 28, 2020 11:01 pm

Is a mask of some sort relevant? Anything else that must be fitted over the beard?
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Re: [Vagary] Distinguished, Extinguished

Postby trebor » Wed Jul 29, 2020 8:45 am

Is COVID relevant? Beard trimming? Beard grooming?

Just so I’m clear, his job, the fact that he received bad news, and someone else being in danger are irrelevant? Or am I wrong here?

Relevant what he fell from? The top of a building? The window of a building? A balcony? A ladder? Did he die out of doors? Indoors?
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Re: [Vagary] Distinguished, Extinguished

Postby GalFisk » Wed Jul 29, 2020 9:08 am

Was the fall caused by: stumbling? Slipping? Being pushed? Getting lost in a dangerous area? Loss of coordination? Loss of consciousness? Failure of a material? Of a device? Of a sense? Did he go to a place he otherwise wouldn't?
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Re: [Vagary] Distinguished, Extinguished

Postby Vagary » Wed Aug 05, 2020 3:36 pm

JenBurdoo

Is a mask of some sort relevant? NO Anything else that must be fitted over the beard? NO..ISH? OTRT, BEWARE FA


trebor

Is COVID relevant? NOT AT ALL Beard trimming? YOPE Beard grooming? YOPE...BEWARE FA

Just so I’m clear, his job, the fact that he received bad news, and someone else being in danger are irrelevant? Or am I wrong here?
HE RECEIVED BAD NEWS, FELT SOMEONE COULD BE IN DANGER, AND DUE TO HIS JOB FELT HE NEEDED TO TAKE IMMEDIATE ACTION. THIS CAUSED HIS PANIC STATE. HIS ACTUAL JOB IS IRR. WHAT DID HE FORGET TO DO IN THIS PANIC? WHAT CAUSED HIS DEATH?

Relevant what he fell from? NOT REALLY. The top of a building? The window of a building? A balcony? A ladder? Did he die out of doors? Indoors? THIS.


GalFisk

Was the fall caused by: stumbling? SOMEWHERE BETWEEN THIS Slipping? AND THIS Being pushed? NO Getting lost in a dangerous area? NO Loss of coordination? NO Loss of consciousness? NO Failure of a material? NO Of a device? NO Of a sense? NO Did he go to a place he otherwise wouldn't? NO
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Re: [Vagary] Distinguished, Extinguished

Postby trebor » Wed Aug 05, 2020 10:22 pm

Did he step/trip on his beard? Maybe he forgot to tie it up?
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Re: [Vagary] Distinguished, Extinguished

Postby AlbatrossLover » Thu Aug 06, 2020 7:24 am

Did the beard get caught on something? Get something caught on it?
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Re: [Vagary] Distinguished, Extinguished

Postby GalFisk » Thu Aug 06, 2020 11:05 am

WAG: Did his big beard prevent him from seeing that his shoelaces were untied? Because he forgot to braid/knot/tie/otherwise stow it?
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Re: [Vagary] Distinguished, Extinguished

Postby Vagary » Thu Aug 06, 2020 11:11 pm

trebor

Did he step/trip on his beard? YES! Maybe he forgot to tie it up? NOT QUITE, OTRT


AlbatrossLover

Did the beard get caught on something? BESIDES HIS FOOT? NO Get something caught on it? NO


GalFisk

WAG: Did his big beard prevent him from seeing that his shoelaces were untied? NO, BUT I LIKE THIS, AND THE END RESULT WAS THE SAME Because he forgot to braid/knot/tie/otherwise stow it? NO, NO, NO, YES. HOW?

LAST PIECE OF THE PUZZLE. EASY FROM HERE.
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