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{KayleeArafinwiel} He built his house upon the rock

Postby KayleeArafinwiel » Sun Jan 31, 2016 10:02 pm

"It's worse than that, he's dead, Jim."
He was, indeed, dead. Yet now he's alive again, if only for a short time.
How is this possible?
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Postby Alhucema » Sun Jan 31, 2016 10:36 pm

So there are three persons, right?

- The author of the speech in the inverted commas
- Jim
-"he" who is dead.

Are all "he`s" one and the same person?

Is Jesus Christ involved?
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Postby KayleeArafinwiel » Sun Jan 31, 2016 10:44 pm

So there are three persons, right? More, actually, but for the sake of clarity, only five are directly relevant.

- The author of the speech in the inverted commas That's me and my penchant for silly quoting, but it seemed a good summation of what the 3 H/A/Fs said to me (and the less relevant others) about a year ago.
- Jim Well, "Jim" is collectively me and the other H/A (or T)/mixed, but primarily me, Kaylee
-"he" who is dead. Yes

Are all "he`s" one and the same person? Yes.

Is Jesus Christ involved? No
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Postby Alhucema » Sun Jan 31, 2016 10:52 pm

Star Trek relevant?

Is "he" H? A?M? Is he now alive? Resurrected?
A real person?
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Postby KayleeArafinwiel » Sun Jan 31, 2016 11:03 pm

Star Trek relevant? Not really. Another fandom is much more relevant.

Is "he" H? A?M? Yes. Is he now alive?No. Resurrected?In a way, but that may mislead.
A real person?Yes.
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Postby Balin » Sun Jan 31, 2016 11:27 pm

Is "he" a character? An actor who played the character?
Given alive/dead, is Doctor Who relevant?
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Postby KayleeArafinwiel » Sun Jan 31, 2016 11:33 pm

Is "he" a character? Hmm...No. He's a real person, but you might have something here.An actor who played the character?No.
Given alive/dead, is Doctor Who relevant?Not at all. Different fandom, same country of origin.
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Postby Alhucema » Sun Jan 31, 2016 11:46 pm

Paper, scissors, rock... Spock?
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Postby KayleeArafinwiel » Sun Jan 31, 2016 11:50 pm

Paper, scissors, rock... Spock? Cute, but no, Star Trek is irrelevant. (There's a slight 'ish' to Spock, but it'll just confuse matters, most likely, so I suggest you explore other avenues)

The title is relevant, BTW.
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Postby Alhucema » Sun Jan 31, 2016 11:56 pm

Does it have something to do with the fact that the actor who impersonated Spock, died and was replaced in the role by another actor?
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Postby KayleeArafinwiel » Mon Feb 01, 2016 12:05 am

Does it have something to do with the fact that the actor who impersonated Spock, died and was replaced in the role by another actor?

No actors are relevant. You're focusing way too much on Spock. I knew saying he was ish-ly relevant would confuse things. Spock has nothing whatsoever to do with "him" who is dead - he just rated a brief shout out as a comparison to someone else, or a few someone elses, in "his" works.
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Postby Balin » Mon Feb 01, 2016 12:38 am

UK show, huh? Sherlock?
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Postby KayleeArafinwiel » Mon Feb 01, 2016 12:42 am

UK Yes show No, huh? Sherlock? The work it's based on is much older than Sherlock (the show) but younger than Sherlock Holmes.
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Postby Balin » Mon Feb 01, 2016 1:46 am

Is it a work of literature?
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Postby KayleeArafinwiel » Mon Feb 01, 2016 2:01 am

Is it a work of literature? the original (UK-based) work, which inspired the work by "him" (the work that had the "Spock comparison" is indeed a work of literature. Whether "his" work counts as "literature" is DYOD of "literature".
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Postby Balin » Mon Feb 01, 2016 2:49 am

Is it a mystery?
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Postby KayleeArafinwiel » Mon Feb 01, 2016 3:01 am

Is it a mystery?

It has elements of mystery, but you're thinking a little too specifically. Perhaps focusing more on who he was will help you. Also, remember that the title is relevant. Who "built his house upon the rock"? *hums* You should know the answer to that, Balin. xD

REFOCUS: The three H/A/Fs who told me and those others about his death knew "him" personally (for a certain definition of "personally") as did I. In fact, I would say I knew him better than most (though not all) of the rest of "us".
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Postby JenBurdoo » Mon Feb 01, 2016 3:17 am

Anything to do with the folksong of the same name as your title?
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Postby KayleeArafinwiel » Mon Feb 01, 2016 3:22 am

Anything to do with the folksong of the same name as your title? I'm not quite sure I would call it a folksong, but it's one that I (and probably Balin, and likely many others) heard as children in a certain context.
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Postby Balin » Mon Feb 01, 2016 3:29 am

That would be "the wise man." Is the Bible at all relevant?
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Postby KayleeArafinwiel » Mon Feb 01, 2016 3:35 am

That would be "the wise man." It would indeed. Is the Bible at all relevant? Not precisely, though Christmas is tangentially relevant. The town the story written by "him" is set in is named "Wiseman".
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Postby KayleeArafinwiel » Tue Feb 02, 2016 10:49 pm

*doesn't want my puzzle to be forgotten*
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Postby Balin » Tue Feb 02, 2016 11:13 pm

*has hit a wall*

Is it in fact a Christmas story?
Is it a novel? Short story? Play? Other form of lit?
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Postby KayleeArafinwiel » Wed Feb 03, 2016 4:22 am

*has hit a wall* *covers the wall with pillows before Balin hits it*

Is it in fact a Christmas story? It revolves around Elves and Christmas, and one story in the series is set at Christmas.
Is it a novel? Short story? Either of these might be close Play? No Other form of lit? But this probably works best

Balin, keep in mind I know the "him" late author of these tales personally.
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Postby Balin » Wed Feb 03, 2016 3:56 pm

...I still got nothing. Children's books? Young adult lit?
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Postby KayleeArafinwiel » Wed Feb 03, 2016 5:17 pm

...I still got nothing. Children's books? Young adult lit? Really depends on your definition of YA lit, but I think you're on the wrong track.

Hint: Tolkien is relevant, but not the "him".
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Postby Balin » Thu Feb 04, 2016 5:49 am

So this is a British author, recently deceased... Terry Pratchett?
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Postby KayleeArafinwiel » Fri Feb 05, 2016 1:05 am

So this is a British author, recently deceased... Terry Pratchett? *facepalms* No, entirely my fault, I'm sorry. This author's works are based on the writings of a British author - JRR Tolkien. The author, "him", is American.
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Postby Acridian9 » Sat Feb 06, 2016 12:04 pm

Relevant when he died? with respect to the date of the puzzle: a few days before? months? years?
A cmmemoration relevant?
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Postby KayleeArafinwiel » Sat Feb 06, 2016 5:22 pm

Relevant when he died? yes
with respect to the date of the puzzle: a few days before? months? years? he died on January 25/26 last year, though his obit says 28th.
A cmmemoration relevant? this puzzle is my tribute to him.
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Postby Balin » Sat Feb 06, 2016 5:32 pm

Did he write fanfiction?
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Postby KayleeArafinwiel » Sun Feb 07, 2016 5:44 am

Did he write fanfiction? YES. Oh, finally...*sighs in relief* I thought we'd never get there! *lol*
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Postby Acridian9 » Sun Feb 07, 2016 7:42 am

The "now" in the satament is when the puzzle was posted?
Did you konw him because you also write fanfiction? (I only now get your elvish name!)
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Postby KayleeArafinwiel » Sun Feb 07, 2016 4:17 pm

The "now" in the satament is when the puzzle was posted? Yes
Did you know him because you also write fanfiction? And because I read it, yes, that's how I met him (I only now get your elvish name!)
Yeah, it's my pen name! :D Do you like it??
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Postby Balin » Sun Feb 07, 2016 5:17 pm

Is his pen name relevant?
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Postby KayleeArafinwiel » Sun Feb 07, 2016 5:21 pm

Is his pen name relevant? It's the name he was known most widely by, certainly. You'd know him by it, though whether you remember it, I don't know.
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Postby Balin » Sun Feb 07, 2016 5:30 pm

So was he a very well-known fanfiction writer? Was his work popular among people who don't write fanfiction?
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Postby Acridian9 » Sun Feb 07, 2016 5:43 pm

The other 3 H/A/Fs...are they also fanfiction writers? or just readers of his work? Relevant?
Relevant that they are 3?
A posthumous pubblication relevant?
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Postby KayleeArafinwiel » Mon Feb 08, 2016 3:33 am

So was he a very well-known fanfiction writer? Relatively well known. You know who he is, at least.Was his work popular among people who don't write fanfiction?People who read fanfiction on the site where he posted would know of him, whether they write it or not.
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Postby KayleeArafinwiel » Mon Feb 08, 2016 3:34 am

The other 3 H/A/Fs...are they also fanfiction writers? I think all of them are, yes. or just readers of his work? A particular sort of readers. Relevant?Yes
Relevant that they are 3?Not particularly.
A posthumous publication relevant? VERY relevant.
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Postby GalFisk » Mon Feb 08, 2016 12:07 pm

Is he "alive" in that his website is being updated? His stories are being published? Is one story relevant? Did he write himself into a story?
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Postby KayleeArafinwiel » Mon Feb 08, 2016 4:39 pm

Is he "alive" in that his website is being updated? Well, it's not solely his website, but... His stories are being published? Yes, particularly...Is one story relevant? Yes!Did he write himself into a story? No, he was never one for self-insert.

This puzzle is very close to being finished now :)
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Postby Acridian9 » Mon Feb 08, 2016 11:22 pm

Are the 3 H/A/Fs relatives of the writer? Are they publishing stories that are a sequel to what he wrote? Are they posthumously publishing stories he wrote?
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Postby KayleeArafinwiel » Tue Feb 09, 2016 5:11 am

Are the 3 H/A/Fs relatives of the writer? By choice, not by blood. They considered each other his siblings.Are they publishing stories that are a sequel to what he wrote? A story that's a sequel to previous stories of his... Are they posthumously publishing stories he wrote?...because this is his last work. His "Unfinished Tales".
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Postby Balin » Tue Feb 09, 2016 1:21 pm

"Unfinished Tales" is also a collection of posthumously-completed Tolkien stories. Relevant?
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Postby KayleeArafinwiel » Wed Feb 10, 2016 1:24 am

"Unfinished Tales" is also a collection of posthumously-completed Tolkien stories. Relevant? Yes, quite. "He" died before he could finish this story, and didn't name it, so the 3 H/A/Fs named it his "Unfinished Tales" in imitation of Tolkien's. However, "Unfinished Tales" is only the second half of the story - the first half is its place in the series it belongs to.
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Postby Acridian9 » Wed Feb 10, 2016 1:28 am

Could you direct us to what is still missing? Do we have to find out who he is (which for me would be impossible without googling)?
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Postby KayleeArafinwiel » Sat Feb 13, 2016 7:27 pm

Could you direct us to what is still missing? You hit upon one thing - who is "he"? The H/A/Fs' identities, as well as the name of his last story, will become clear after that.Do we have to find out who he is That would help you.(which for me would be impossible without googling)?Oh, did I forbid googling? How careless of me...Google is allowed. :)
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Postby Acridian9 » Sat Feb 13, 2016 7:42 pm

Ok then....after some googling and surfing:

Arthur Austin Boccaccio
Elf Academy 4 - The Unfinished Tales
These are the unfinished chapters of Fiondil's last story about his Elf Academy. They are being published with the kind permission of the Boccacio family by Ellie, Mari and Shemyaza.
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Postby KayleeArafinwiel » Sat Feb 13, 2016 8:19 pm

Ok then....after some googling and surfing:

Arthur Austin Boccaccio
Elf Academy 4 - The Unfinished Tales
These are the unfinished chapters of Fiondil's last story about his Elf Academy. They are being published with the kind permission of the Boccacio family by Ellie, Mari and Shemyaza.

And that will do admirably for a ***SPOILER***.

Fiondil (real name Arthur Austin Boccaccio), was a well-known and very prolific Tolkien fanfiction author on Stories of Arda, posting his stories regularly on Mondays and Fridays. He inspired a few of my lateral puzzles, including my very first puzzle on the old site - a lateral adventure. He died in January 2015, sometime between Sunday the 25th/Monday morning of the 26th. (His obituary says the 28th, but it's wrong - that's when his body was discovered.)

He was a father figure to me, a better father than my birth father, despite the fact that we never met face to face as the distance was too great. His betas, Ellie, Mari and Shemyaza, were like sisters to him. All his faithful readers feared something was wrong that Monday, when he didn't make his usual update, but we didn't find out until Wednesday what had happened, when the police got back to them. His betas finished posting Elf Academy 3 (which they had on their computers already), but waited a year to begin EA4, which Fiondil had left unfinished, literally mid-chapter. They're hoping to finish it for him, but if not, it really will remain an Unfinished Tale. (They did, at least, finish the unfinished chapter.)

I'm wondering what will come of this, his last gift to his faithful readers and friends...and sometimes I wonder if he knew this would be his last tale.
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Postby Balin » Sun Feb 14, 2016 6:02 pm

Good puzzle. Sorry for your loss.

In looking up Fiondil I found his TV Tropes page: http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Creator/Fiondil
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Postby KayleeArafinwiel » Mon Feb 15, 2016 6:38 am

Good puzzle. Sorry for your loss.

In looking up Fiondil I found his TV Tropes page: http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Creator/Fiondil

Thank you for your comment, Balin. *hugs* Yes, I know all about the TVTropes page - I created that page. I haven't been back for a while yet. It's just been too hard. You might want to try looking at his author page on Stories of Arda http://storiesofarda.com/author.asp?AuthID=1787 At least his betas are giving us his final work.
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