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Tre
08-06-2006, 01:56 AM
Not Asta.

Once again I fear I have picked too obscure a subject.

persiphone_hellecat
08-06-2006, 03:25 AM
Cyril from Three Men and a Boat?

Tre
08-06-2006, 05:38 AM
Gosh! I loved Three Men and a Boat! I had forgotten all about it. I really do like this site, it keeps bringing up things long lost.

But, as you have probably guessed, "It" is not Cyril.

persiphone_hellecat
08-06-2006, 06:56 AM
Fluffy from Harry Potter?

Tre
08-06-2006, 07:02 AM
Not Fluffy.

It's 8PM here. If you don't get it by midnight I'm going to tell so we can move on. I really seem to suck at being "It".

persiphone_hellecat
08-06-2006, 07:28 AM
Two guesses here ... Toto from Wizard of Oz and Winn Dixie

Tre
08-06-2006, 09:19 AM
Isn't Winn Dixie a grocery store?

Tre
08-06-2006, 11:08 AM
It's past midnight and this game has gone on too long. The subject is Beautiful Joe. I loved the book as a child and when reading it again as an adult, it still held up pretty well, although I hadn't remembered how heavy handed it was about pushing for the humane treatment of animals. That's not a bad thing, of course, but it feels a little weird to realize how much a book read when young can influence your point of view for the rest of your life.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beautiful_Joe

You are It Ms. Persi :e2poke:

persiphone_hellecat
08-06-2006, 11:16 PM
Wow ... That's a new one on me. My next guess was going to be "The Puppy That Lost Its Way" from Billy Madison LOL ... Sounds like a lovely book though.

OK I'm a famous literary character.

Tre
08-06-2006, 11:23 PM
Now you see what I was trying to say about "It" being a victim of something like the Spanish Inquisition. The poor dog was tortured, but then rescued and loved for the rest of his life.

What landscape would you be?

persiphone_hellecat
08-06-2006, 11:27 PM
I would be a backyard I think. With a lovely hammock in the shade.

Tre
08-06-2006, 11:31 PM
What kind of beverage?

persiphone_hellecat
08-06-2006, 11:32 PM
It would be easier to tell you what kind of beverage I WOULDN"T be. I would be anything but Water.

Tre
08-06-2006, 11:36 PM
What article of clothing would you be?

persiphone_hellecat
08-07-2006, 12:52 AM
I would be a velvet cape - deep royal blue and very dramatic

Tre
08-07-2006, 12:59 AM
Which actor (other than Johnny Depp) would best capture your essence in a biographic film?

persiphone_hellecat
08-07-2006, 01:06 AM
Definitely NOT Johnny Depp... I would probably have to say maybe Brian Dennehey could do me justice.

Tre
08-07-2006, 01:16 AM
What illness would capture your essence?

persiphone_hellecat
08-07-2006, 01:18 AM
Oh my ... probably heart disease ... in more ways than one.

Tre
08-07-2006, 07:13 AM
I keep thinking King Henry VIII, but he was a real person.

What food would you be?

persiphone_hellecat
08-07-2006, 07:18 AM
No, not Henry VIII who was a real person but also a character in the play Ann of a Thousand Days and a few other literary works ... but no not him...

I would be jello

Tre
08-08-2006, 05:45 AM
Where is Glynnis? I'm getting stuck.

What sort of animal would you be?

persiphone_hellecat
08-08-2006, 06:27 AM
I would be a bull

Tre
08-08-2006, 08:37 PM
Athos from The Three Musketeers

If not, what might be on your tombstone?

persiphone_hellecat
08-09-2006, 01:03 AM
Ah I love the Muskateers.


On my tombstone would be something like... In spite of what you heard, I was a good man and a good friend.

(I think that would be on mine, too only with the man changed to woman)

scrivener
08-09-2006, 03:12 AM
Tre, what is that little thing, your avatar? It doesn't look very friendly.

I'll guess Superman, though I don't think that's it. Napoleon? No.

What military service would express your, um, stature? ( I loved the tombstone question.)

Glynis is off on vacation, as am I, but she might check in, who knows? Thank you for keeping the game going so well.

persiphone_hellecat
08-09-2006, 03:22 AM
Military Service huh? Chuckles. Probably 4F (remember Brian Dennehey is playing me), but my essence would be represented by a Consciencious Objector.

Tre
08-10-2006, 01:06 AM
My avatar is a badger. Like, grrrrr dude.

Perhaps Falstaff???

This is driving me crazy. Your expression of essences is so good, I can feel your subject, but just can't think of a name.

What sort of dog would you have?

persiphone_hellecat
08-10-2006, 01:07 AM
You win!!!!

Tre
08-10-2006, 01:15 AM
Wow! You are very good at capturing essences Persi.

I am a literary character, hopefully not too obscure.

persiphone_hellecat
08-10-2006, 07:25 AM
Which of the 5 senses would best capture?

Tre
08-10-2006, 12:30 PM
While I have no interest in the affairs of the world above, I am a person of vision.

persiphone_hellecat
08-10-2006, 10:20 PM
Ahh .. And what element from the periodic table would represent your essence?

Tre
08-10-2006, 10:58 PM
Periodic table, hmmmm

Na; at. wt., 22.997; at. no., 11.

persiphone_hellecat
08-10-2006, 11:02 PM
Ok. Sodium.

What gemstone would capture your essence?

Tre
08-10-2006, 11:28 PM
Well, you said Periodic Table:wag:

Although not technically a gemstone, I would be a pearl.

persiphone_hellecat
08-11-2006, 03:00 AM
Lot? As in Lot in the Bible?

And I meant the periodic table too!! What type of sea creature would represent your essence?

Tre
08-11-2006, 03:10 AM
Not Lot.

Sea creature: A narwhal

persiphone_hellecat
08-11-2006, 03:15 AM
Interesting. And what Beanie Baby captures your essence? They don't have a narwhal I don't think.

Tre
08-11-2006, 03:25 AM
I'm not a Beanie Baby fan, so I had to go to the site to find something.

Mystery (U.K. Exclusive)
CURRENT

My size and shape a secret so old
Generations of tales greatly told
Any ripples or shadows you see
Just think aloud that it could be me !

persiphone_hellecat
08-11-2006, 04:25 AM
Merlin?

If not, what color is your essence?

Tre
08-11-2006, 05:10 AM
Color: something deep and cool like dark cerulean

persiphone_hellecat
08-11-2006, 05:57 AM
Gandalf?
If not, what flower represents you?

Tre
08-11-2006, 06:18 AM
Flowers are not really part of my essence, but for an answer I choose a Tropical Water Lily

persiphone_hellecat
08-11-2006, 11:18 AM
And what sign of the zodiac would be in your essence?

Tre
08-11-2006, 10:10 PM
Scorpio

persiphone_hellecat
08-11-2006, 10:58 PM
What would your obituary say about the death of your essence?

Tre
08-11-2006, 11:29 PM
obituary:

He was a mysterious man, driven by a thirst for vengeance, yet wracked with remose over the deaths of colleagues and enemies alike. He fled to escape the barbarism of the human race, with its wars and oppression, but returned to intervene on behalf of the downtrodden. Villain? Hero? Both - Neither. He was no one.

persiphone_hellecat
08-12-2006, 04:36 AM
Lovely obit. the Phantom of the Opera?

If not, what article of clothing suits you?

Tre
08-12-2006, 05:38 AM
It's strange, but after just writing that obit, I picked-up the mail to find that a good friend had passed away. This has been the day to write obits.

Article of clothing? While not something I think he actually wore, I keep seeing him in a long, white aviator's scarf.

persiphone_hellecat
08-12-2006, 07:32 AM
Kurtz from Heart of Darkness?

If not, what type of music represents your essence?

Tre
08-12-2006, 07:54 AM
music...

I can't think of a specific piece, but something like film music; like by John Williams. An overture that starts low and ominous, swelling to a crescendo, like a great sailing ship crashing through the waves.

persiphone_hellecat
08-12-2006, 07:57 AM
Gee I was hoping it was Kurtz - I love Heart of Darkness ...

Fletcher Christian?

If not, what kind of food would represent you?

Tre
08-12-2006, 09:25 AM
I love Heart of Darkness too.

Food? Calamari - fried, and then smothered in marinara sauce. Ok, I'm hungry now!

persiphone_hellecat
08-12-2006, 10:52 AM
Captain Nemo?
If not, what deadly sin is in your essence?

Tre
08-12-2006, 10:57 AM
Captain Nemo!

:hooray: :hooray: :hooray:

persiphone_hellecat
08-12-2006, 11:11 AM
Ah -- very good one... I'll start a new one, but I won't be home tomorrow til about 6 est so save up your questions.

I am a literary character.

Tre
08-12-2006, 11:36 AM
Maybe I can get one in. What mode of transportation would you be?

persiphone_hellecat
08-12-2006, 11:39 AM
Foot power. My essence walks.

Tre
08-12-2006, 12:10 PM
Johnny Appleseed?

What article of clothing captures your essence?

Glynis
08-13-2006, 04:16 AM
What appetizer are you?

:)

persiphone_hellecat
08-13-2006, 05:05 AM
The article of clothing that captures my essence is probably a swaddling blanket.

Appetizer? Something like sweet and sour pork -- something that has a very strong, surprising taste.

Tre
08-13-2006, 05:10 AM
What landscape would you be?

persiphone_hellecat
08-13-2006, 05:17 AM
I would be a Southern landscape- with lots of large trees draped with Spanish Moss in the hot summer sun.

Tre
08-13-2006, 05:23 AM
What actor/actress who capture your essence in a film bio?

persiphone_hellecat
08-13-2006, 05:31 AM
Oh well it has already been done so I cannot answer that.

Tre
08-13-2006, 05:38 AM
You could pick someone else, like Robert Downey, Jr. for Johnny Depp.

Anyway, Melanie Hamilton Wilkes?

If not, what hair style would adorn your essence.

persiphone_hellecat
08-13-2006, 05:56 AM
No not Melanie.

Hairstyle messy, tangled, unstyled

I suppose my essence could be portrayed by Drew Barrymore only because some of the characters she has portrayed share some of the same characteristics in my character's essence.

Tre
08-13-2006, 11:58 PM
Pocahontas?

If not, what beverage would you be?

persiphone_hellecat
08-14-2006, 02:56 AM
nope not Pokie ...

As a beverage, I think an ice cold pitcher of fresh lemonade -- the old fashioned kind with the lemon slices floating in it.

Tre
08-14-2006, 09:31 AM
What piece of furniture might you be?

persiphone_hellecat
08-14-2006, 09:33 AM
I would be a kitchen table.

Tre
08-15-2006, 01:55 AM
Celie from The Color Purple?

If not, what animal would you be?

persiphone_hellecat
08-15-2006, 05:57 AM
No not Celie...

I would be a fox

Tre
08-16-2006, 01:35 PM
Rose-of-Sharon from The Grapes of Wrath?

If not, what would be on your tombstone?

persiphone_hellecat
08-17-2006, 04:18 AM
Nope

What it would say on my tombstone that would represent my essence would be something like "She sacrificed all for her family."

Tre
08-18-2006, 02:17 PM
What board game would you be?

persiphone_hellecat
08-18-2006, 10:38 PM
A oiuja board

Tre
08-20-2006, 01:25 AM
Grrrr

What "cat" would you be?

persiphone_hellecat
08-20-2006, 01:27 AM
I would be a feral cat.

Tre
08-22-2006, 01:51 AM
Lena Grove?

What sport would you be?

persiphone_hellecat
08-22-2006, 01:55 AM
No ... Hmmm ... sport ... hard one ...

I think I would have to be rugby ... something rough and destructive

persiphone_hellecat
08-24-2006, 10:39 AM
Hmmm I gave this one away a long time ago ... no guesses?

Tre
08-24-2006, 10:44 AM
I think I have a good idea of the essences, but I can't think of a character. My lack of education is showing.

persiphone_hellecat
08-24-2006, 10:46 AM
Oh Im sure you can. You dont have any lack of education. Hint -- the character's name is the title of the book.

persiphone_hellecat
08-24-2006, 10:52 AM
Oh yea ... second hint -- one word title.

Tre
08-25-2006, 02:16 PM
I'm so stumped I had to call a friend. Mr. MakingIt suggested Beloved.

If not, I give up. What happened to Glynis and Scrivener?

persiphone_hellecat
08-26-2006, 12:35 AM
Your friend wins!! Beloved - the ultimate 20th century Gothic novel. Very nicely done.

Tre
08-26-2006, 03:56 AM
Mr. MakingIt is quite pleased with himself. I wasn't familiar with the book and would never have guessed it.

persiphone_hellecat
08-26-2006, 06:54 AM
Well then you must put it on your reading list. Pulitzer Prize winning novel by Toni Morrison written in the true style of the traditional Gothic novel. Extremely psychological and an amazing read. Just pass on the movie. PLEASE pass on the movie.

You gave me fits with that one -- especially when you asked what would be written on her tombstone. What was written on it was ... Beloved... I surely thought the ouija board and the kitchen table gave it away.

Tre
08-28-2006, 02:39 AM
I am a dead entertainer

persiphone_hellecat
08-28-2006, 02:40 AM
What era in history would suit your essence?

Zonk
08-29-2006, 09:58 PM
What kind of weather are you?


:D:D:D

Tre
08-29-2006, 10:58 PM
Era - I think the 1950s captures me the best

Weather: Changeable - By most appearances very bright and sunny, but sometimes without warning the clouds roll in and the world becomes dark and gloomy.

persiphone_hellecat
08-30-2006, 03:12 AM
James Dean? If not ...

How would you like to be best remembered?

Tre
08-30-2006, 07:47 AM
There are many things I am remembered for, but I am probably most proud of being a pioneer.

persiphone_hellecat
08-30-2006, 08:20 AM
What color is your essence?

Tre
08-30-2006, 08:41 AM
Red

persiphone_hellecat
08-30-2006, 08:44 AM
?Buddy Holly?

If not, what kind of car suits you?

Tre
08-30-2006, 08:50 AM
Hmmmmm.... I think a 1959 Cadillac convertible

persiphone_hellecat
08-30-2006, 09:06 AM
Elvis?


If not, what room in a house would best suit you?

Tre
08-30-2006, 09:26 AM
The living room - tastefully decorated with a floral couch, end tables topped with huge ceramic lamps, naugahyde chairs, a glass coffee table crowned with a very large ashtray, all in a semicircle around a television set.

persiphone_hellecat
08-30-2006, 09:29 AM
Jayne Mansfield?

If not, what holiday suits your essence?

Tre
08-30-2006, 09:42 AM
Not Jayne.

My holiday would be Presidents Day - I can relate to that kind of power

persiphone_hellecat
08-30-2006, 09:54 AM
Hmmm... Lucille Ball?

If not, what would you dress up as for Halloween?

Tre
08-30-2006, 11:31 AM
Lucy it is! :hooray: :hooray: :hooray: :hooray:

persiphone_hellecat
08-30-2006, 11:34 AM
Very good job of essencing ...
OK ... I am a literary character...

Tre
08-30-2006, 11:43 AM
What hair style would capture your essence?

persiphone_hellecat
08-30-2006, 11:49 PM
Something simple that surrounded my face and showed it off in the best possible way.

Tre
08-31-2006, 11:25 PM
What kind of landscape?

persiphone_hellecat
08-31-2006, 11:50 PM
A very well kept landscape surrounding a beautiful house. Every shrub perfectly trimmed into a lovely topiary, the grass beautifully edged and perfectly mowed. The flowers all beautiful and suitable for picking and using in arrangements.

Tre
08-31-2006, 11:58 PM
What actor/actress (other than Johnny Depp) would portray you in a bio?

persiphone_hellecat
08-31-2006, 11:59 PM
Actually believe it or not, Jessica Simpson might not do a bad job.

Tre
09-01-2006, 12:07 AM
Guinevere?

If not, what illness would capture your essence?

persiphone_hellecat
09-01-2006, 12:15 AM
Nope. Not Jenny. (Arthur called her that.)

Illness - probably a good old fashioned case of the vapors.

Tre
09-01-2006, 12:36 AM
Jane Bennet from Pride and Prejudice?

If not, what "cat" would you be (as in "catatonia", "catastrophe", "catena", etc.)?

persiphone_hellecat
09-01-2006, 01:00 AM
Nope not Jane.

I don't know much about cats, being a shih tzu person, so I googled cat images. I think I would be like this one.

http:///i11.ebayimg.com/03/i/04/3f/94/17_1_b.JPG

Tre
09-01-2006, 02:01 AM
The picture doesn't show up and the question isn't about cats. The request is for a word that begins with "cat" that would describe your character, such as: catharsis, catechist, catarrh, etc. It's a Glynis question. Back when she asked it and the subject was Capote, I answered "catty".

persiphone_hellecat
09-01-2006, 02:09 AM
Ohh OK ... Well the cat in the pic is on a white satin pillow looking very bored. So let's think of a word here... cataractical ... is that a word??

persiphone_hellecat
09-01-2006, 02:10 AM
Or maybe catabactic

Soccer Mom
09-01-2006, 02:24 AM
Scarlette O'Hara? If not, what type of food would your essence be?

Tre
09-01-2006, 02:31 AM
Cathy from Wuthering Heights?

If not, what beverage would you be?

persiphone_hellecat
09-01-2006, 02:49 AM
Not Scarlett , not Cathy (God I hate that b!tch!!)

As a food, I would probably be tea sandwiches

As a beverage, how about a nice pitcher of ice cold lemonade, condensation running down the outside of the pitcher, fresh lemon slices floating in the top.

Zonk
09-01-2006, 03:12 AM
Emma?

If not, what reptile are you?

:D:D:D

persiphone_hellecat
09-01-2006, 04:19 AM
No not Emma

One of those tiny little salamanders that run across the sidewalks in Florida you almost trip trying not to step on it.

Tre
09-01-2006, 12:20 PM
What mode of transportation?

persiphone_hellecat
09-01-2006, 06:48 PM
Some kind of an expensive vintage automobile

Soccer Mom
09-01-2006, 06:50 PM
Lily from House of Mirth? If not, what TV show would you be?

persiphone_hellecat
09-01-2006, 07:16 PM
No not Lily ... I would be something like American Bandstand - that you could dance around the house while you were watching.

Tre
09-04-2006, 11:11 PM
Lady Chatterley?

If not, what sign of the zodiac would you be?

persiphone_hellecat
09-05-2006, 12:12 AM
Nope not Lady Chatterly...

I would be Cancer.

Tre
09-05-2006, 02:42 AM
Daisy from The Great Gatsby?

If not, what article of clothing would you be?

persiphone_hellecat
09-05-2006, 02:45 AM
Tre is the winner!!!!!! Very good work. I was sure the car gave it away. Cancer was a pretty good clue too.

Tre
09-05-2006, 03:06 AM
Once again I have to give credit where it is due, Mr. MakingIt (who I can't seem to convince to register and play on his own) was invaluable in allowing me to bounce ideas off of him.

I am a dead entertainer.

persiphone_hellecat
09-05-2006, 03:39 AM
He should play - he is excellent.

What color is your essence?

Tre
09-05-2006, 03:47 AM
I think he should play too, but he claims we are evil and would consume him.

The color of my essence is black.

persiphone_hellecat
09-05-2006, 03:53 AM
Well, yea we are certainly evil. But we don't bite -- hard.

What piece of furniture suits your essence?

Tre
09-05-2006, 04:21 AM
furniture: a big wrought-iron bad with an sturdy open design on the head and foot boards.

Soccer Mom
09-05-2006, 05:53 AM
Are you Elvis? If not, what type of soft drink would you be?

persiphone_hellecat
09-05-2006, 06:21 AM
What flower is your essence?

Tre
09-05-2006, 06:39 AM
Not Elvis.

Soft drink: original Coke

Flower: How about Hawaiian Baby Woodrose

persiphone_hellecat
09-05-2006, 06:51 AM
Wow. Don Ho? Is he dead?

What era in history would represent you?

Tre
09-05-2006, 07:25 AM
No Ho (ho, ho, ho)

The 1960s capture me the best, although the late 17th century in England would be a close second.

persiphone_hellecat
09-05-2006, 07:31 AM
Dean Martin?

If not, what type of shoe suits you?

Tre
09-05-2006, 07:44 AM
Not Dean.

I think the shoes would be black leather boots.

persiphone_hellecat
09-05-2006, 08:00 AM
Hmmm... James Dean?

If not, what kind of hat?

Tre
09-05-2006, 08:11 AM
Not James Dean.

The hat is difficult, but my first instinct is to say a crushed velvet beret worn rakishly tilted to one side.

persiphone_hellecat
09-05-2006, 08:35 AM
Interesting.

Laurence Olivier?
If not, what season suits you?

Tre
09-05-2006, 12:36 PM
Nope, not Larry

I can't decide on a season; the sultry heat of summer and the cold darkness of winter both are parts of me.

Soccer Mom
09-05-2006, 08:19 PM
Frankie as in Frankie and Annette? If not, what type of dog would be your essence?

Tre
09-05-2006, 10:56 PM
Not Moondoggie.

Type of dog: A Doberman would capture my essence; sleek, sexy and considered by some to be dangerous.

persiphone_hellecat
09-06-2006, 12:09 AM
Woah ... is Moondoggie dead?

Marilyn Monroe?

If not, what would you like your tombstone to say?

Tre
09-06-2006, 12:57 AM
I don't think Moondoggie is dead.

Tombstone: This might be appropriate - Matthew 7:13-14: “Wide is the gate and broad is the way that leadeth to destruction and... straight is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life”

persiphone_hellecat
09-06-2006, 01:29 AM
AMEN to that brother!!

What city would suit your essence??

Tre
09-06-2006, 01:34 AM
Los Angeles

persiphone_hellecat
09-06-2006, 11:23 AM
Jayne Mansfield?
If not, what genre of book are you?

Tre
09-06-2006, 07:15 PM
Not Jane.

My genre would be poetry.

persiphone_hellecat
09-06-2006, 09:12 PM
Wow ... this one is kind of everywhere

Janis Joplin?

If not, what food would appeal to you?

Tre
09-06-2006, 11:44 PM
Not Janis.

Food: Something unusual with a hint of danger, like Fugu Hire-zake the grilled fin of the fugu blowfish put in hot sake.

persiphone_hellecat
09-06-2006, 11:46 PM
Sounds delicious ...

Jim Morrison?

If not, what Zodiac sign?

Tre
09-06-2006, 11:50 PM
You got it! Jim Morrison! :hooray: :hooray: :hooray: :hooray: :hooray:

persiphone_hellecat
09-06-2006, 11:53 PM
Great essences ...

I am a character from literature

Tre
09-07-2006, 12:00 AM
What landscape captures your essence?

persiphone_hellecat
09-07-2006, 12:04 AM
A 19th century American landscape painting -- where you not only see the scene close up in the foreground, but also the vast country way way off in the distance.

Tre
09-07-2006, 12:06 AM
What hobby would you be?

persiphone_hellecat
09-07-2006, 05:30 AM
(I told my son who this person is, and asked him what the person's hobby was, and he said --- you do not want to know)

Tre
09-07-2006, 05:49 AM
Hmmm ... snicker

What era would you be?

persiphone_hellecat
09-07-2006, 05:53 AM
Era ... I think I am probably a Renaissance kind of person.

Tre
09-07-2006, 05:58 AM
The gamekeeper, Oliver Mellors?

If not, what hairstyle would you be?

persiphone_hellecat
09-07-2006, 06:58 AM
nope not Oliver.

A very non-descript hairstyle. Something I probably did myself with scissors.

Tre
09-07-2006, 07:04 AM
What article of clothing would you be?

persiphone_hellecat
09-07-2006, 07:07 AM
second hand clothes ...

Tre
09-07-2006, 07:14 AM
If Hallmark produced a mini-series of your life, who might play you?

persiphone_hellecat
09-07-2006, 07:44 AM
Oh ... let me think ... Johnny Depp could handle the part, but I will go with Haley Joel Osment.

Tre
09-07-2006, 11:11 PM
Oliver Twist?

If not, what might be on your tombstone?

Tre
09-08-2006, 12:44 AM
Hmmmm my question isn't showing on the index again.

Tre
09-10-2006, 07:36 AM
The Artful Dodger? I need to get Dickens out of my system

And again, if not, what might be on your tombstone?

persiphone_hellecat
09-10-2006, 08:37 AM
What would be on my tombstone would be ... Unfortunately, he won the battles, but lost the war.

Tre
09-10-2006, 09:03 AM
What would be your theme song?

persiphone_hellecat
09-10-2006, 09:23 AM
Maybe Alice Cooper's School's Out for the Summer

Tre
09-12-2006, 05:56 AM
What food would you be?

persiphone_hellecat
09-12-2006, 07:19 AM
I would be cinnamon red hots. Deceptively sweet and packing a powerful punch in the center.

Zonk
10-06-2006, 03:28 AM
So has THe Game finally succumbed?

Tom Sawyer?

If not, what sport are you?

:D:D:D

Tre
11-26-2006, 12:09 AM
I am sad to see this game fade away:cry: Maybe it will be resurrected at some point.

Zonk
11-26-2006, 12:32 AM
Well, since persiphone_hellecat was It, and is no longer here to answer, I'll try to kickstart the game back into gear.

Let's make it easy, to invite some new players ;)

I am a dead writer.

:D:D:D

JeanneTGC
11-26-2006, 04:08 AM
Trying the game for the first time, so if I mess up, apologies in advance.

What type of clothing/clothing style/era are you? (trying to cover messing up the question in that one. ;) )

Zonk
11-26-2006, 04:57 AM
Welcome to The Game, JeanneTGC! :Hug2:

If you're not sure of the Rules go to the first post; the questions you ask must be metaphorical, not categorical.

Clothing?

I would be a rumpled tweed jacket.

:D:D:D

JeanneTGC
11-26-2006, 05:15 AM
Rumpole of the Bailey?

If not, what type of season would you be? (I read the rules before my first post, trying for metaphorical, probably failing utterly.)

JeanneTGC
11-26-2006, 05:16 AM
Oh, duh. You are a WRITER not a character. Um, so...

C.S. Lewis? (was he rumpled? I don't know...I see a picture of a rumpled writer, not Lewis, but can't come up with the name. This game is already hard!)

If not, ibid on the question above, what type of season?

Zonk
11-27-2006, 05:07 AM
See, I told I was giving an easy one :tongue

I am indeed Clive Staples Lewis.

You're It, JeanneTGC.

WTG, It after your first question, I think that may be a record for The Game, lol.

:D:D:D

JeanneTGC
11-27-2006, 07:40 AM
WOW. I guess I'm good at this game. LOL!

Okay, um...thinking...thinking...got it!

I am a living writer.

Zonk
11-28-2006, 05:20 PM
What kind of weather are you?


:D:D:D

JeanneTGC
11-28-2006, 10:16 PM
I am a light summer shower, something you look forward to and are happy to have last as long as it can.

Soccer Mom
11-29-2006, 01:07 AM
What type of dessert are you?

JeanneTGC
11-29-2006, 02:25 AM
bananananana pudding

(huge clue for those in the know, right there)

Zonk
12-02-2006, 12:50 AM
Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.

What reptile are you?

:D:D:D

JeanneTGC
12-02-2006, 01:20 AM
a basilisk

Zonk
12-02-2006, 03:34 AM
J.K. Rowling?

If not, what kind of liquor are you?

:D:D:D

scrivener
12-03-2006, 04:07 PM
:hi:


Ha! J.K. Rowling as a Basilisk! Good image!

Hello, again. I've been away in the Tardis with you know Who but I'm back for a while.

What gemstone would you be?

JeanneTGC
12-04-2006, 12:49 AM
Not Rowling.

Liquor -- scumble
Gemstone -- octarine

Zonk
12-07-2006, 03:11 AM
What article of clothing are you?

:D:D:D

JeanneTGC
12-07-2006, 03:12 AM
A tall, pointy cap.

truelyana
12-07-2006, 03:28 AM
What animal would you be?

JeanneTGC
12-08-2006, 06:14 AM
a particularly rough and nasty tomcat with a soft spot for his Mummy

truelyana
12-08-2006, 08:37 PM
How do you taste?

JeanneTGC
12-09-2006, 03:13 AM
like apples...well, mostly apples...

truelyana
12-09-2006, 04:26 AM
How do you smell?

JeanneTGC
12-09-2006, 05:39 AM
like a wet orangutang

scrivener
12-09-2006, 06:46 AM
What ocean would you be? :e2drown:

:e2drown:

:e2drown:

:e2drown:

:e2drown:

:e2drown: Help! I'm drowning here!

JeanneTGC
12-09-2006, 06:56 AM
the ocean of satire, or the Circle Sea, whichever you prefer

scrivener
12-10-2006, 11:24 AM
Terry Pratchett?

If not, What kind of shoe?

JeanneTGC
12-11-2006, 10:25 AM
Scrivener is right! It's Terry Pratchett (my favorite living author).

Scivener, you get to go next!

Zonk
12-12-2006, 08:49 PM
*Drips cold water down Scrivener's neck to wake him up :tongue

:D:D:D

scrivener
12-13-2006, 01:39 AM
Zonk, you wouldn't know what cold water was. Now while I, the humble author of a number of books am still living, the real character in this treacherous game, the "It" you are searaching for, was a person of great courage and endurance. Alas, he is no longer with us but his encyclopedic knowledge of some very chilly places will long survive.

JeanneTGC
12-13-2006, 03:36 AM
Gandalf?

And, if not, what kind of clothing would you be?

Zonk
12-13-2006, 03:58 AM
Zonk, you wouldn't know what cold water was. Now while I, the humble author of a number of books am still living, the real character in this treacherous game, the "It" you are searaching for, was a person of great courage and endurance. Alas, he is no longer with us but his encyclopedic knowledge of some very chilly places will long survive.

What do you mean I don't know what cold water is?????

We do have fridges, you know :tongue

Amundsen?

If not, what reptile would you be?

:D:D:D

scrivener
12-13-2006, 08:32 AM
Not Gandalf.

Not Amundsen. We learned of no reptiles able to survive the climate.




Clothing:

The standard issue gear for crew members included Jaeger woolen long underwear, a woolen pullover sweater, woolen trousers and coat or vest, a wool muffler and balaclava, wool socks, fur mitts, and either leather hobnail, cotton-gabardine, or reindeer-fur finnesko boots. The outfit was topped with a Burberry's cotton gabardine coat.

JeanneTGC
12-13-2006, 10:00 AM
Uuuuhhhhh...

Admiral Perry? (I am wildly guessing here, obviously.)

And, if not (as I suspect), what kind of food would you be?

scrivener
12-13-2006, 11:24 AM
No, not Admiral Perry.

Food: Something from the frozen food section, fish perhaps.:e2fish:

alleycat
12-13-2006, 02:51 PM
Scrivener! I saw you name on the New Post list. I thought you'd run off with Footsteps. :-)

Glad to see you back in the game.

Zonk
12-13-2006, 05:13 PM
Where is Footsteps, BTW???

:D:D:D

JeanneTGC
12-13-2006, 06:43 PM
No, not Admiral Perry.

Food: Something from the frozen food section, fish perhaps.:e2fish:

Captain Ahab or Moby Dick?

If not, what kind of drink would you be?

scrivener
12-14-2006, 02:48 AM
Alley the Cat! Good to see you again. Well, Footsteps and I...no, I really can't say more except to note that we had a difficult time staying out of Zonk's sight when we were, er, cruising the Islands. He, FT, is playing it very close to the vest these days.

(Hey, what if NSA thinks this is all a code? Hey guys, it is!)

Annie is looking quite lovely by the way. Oh, I guess that isn't Annie in your avatar manifestation. A picture taken in kittenhood? Anyway very nice.

scrivener
12-14-2006, 02:53 AM
Zonk --

You know those footsteps that wash away with the tide only to reappear at another place, another time...well...That's Our Hero. He muttered something about a meeting with Bond, James Bond.

scrivener
12-14-2006, 03:04 AM
JeanneTGC,

You are the only person still actually playing this game. Thank you. As you can gather, some of us have a history. Forgive us, we don't mean to leave you out at all, very glad to have you in fact. We got so tired of each other that we quit playing for a while. Hence the haitus. (I know. Sounds like a tonic for badd breath.)

Anyway, not Moby Dick or Capt. Ahab. But you are getting very close. I can't use the word "warm" in this context.

Brandy would be the drink of choice and perhaps survival.

JeanneTGC
12-15-2006, 12:41 AM
JeanneTGC,

You are the only person still actually playing this game. Thank you. As you can gather, some of us have a history. Forgive us, we don't mean to leave you out at all, very glad to have you in fact. We got so tired of each other that we quit playing for a while. Hence the haitus. (I know. Sounds like a tonic for badd breath.)

Anyway, not Moby Dick or Capt. Ahab. But you are getting very close. I can't use the word "warm" in this context.

Brandy would be the drink of choice and perhaps survival.

Melville? Ishmael? Milton? Milton Bradley? (guessing wildly has always been very, very good to me)

And, I like the game...not all that GOOD at the game (first win on first guess notwithstanding), but it's fun. And, no worries...not like I don't go off topic on other threads myself. :D Besides, it's a "fun" thread...off topic is sort of par for the course, isn't it?

scrivener
12-15-2006, 04:13 AM
:Lecture:


Jeanne, the rules of the game are that you may make only one guess per post. So you will have to make a choice, not guess wildly and profusely.

JeanneTGC
12-16-2006, 05:49 AM
:Lecture:


Jeanne, the rules of the game are that you may make only one guess per post. So you will have to make a choice, not guess wildly and profusely.

Dang. Okay...Melville?

If not Melville (so tempted to write, then Ishmael?), what kind of coat would you be?

scrivener
12-16-2006, 09:17 AM
No, not Melville. You might want to go back and read Post 2724 -- the author is still living. The subject or "it" has passed on. I know it is a bit frustrating but there it is.

The coat I would wear: Well, I would need at least two, one a slicker of some sort to keep the water out and then a garment suited for the most severe weather (cold), probably of animal skin with a fur lining. Unless there is undue moisture a heavy woolen sweater is still the best choice. Except for those cutting winds!

JeanneTGC
12-16-2006, 11:26 AM
oh. uh. um. (geez...I can't even think of a QUESTION...guessing is not going to work now, dangit!)

What kind of food would you be?

scrivener
12-17-2006, 04:01 AM
Speaking metaphorically, I myself would be a very robust and hearty food, roast beef for example. But on the expedition supplies went from scarce to nonexistent and we ate whatever we could hunt or fish for. My proudest memory, however, is that I took good care of my men and we survived where others had failed. Putting modesty aside, I regard that as a remarkable achievement and the rewards well earned. Becoming one of the world's greatest explorers is a fine thing and carves a niche a history.


P.S. People of today's world, especially those who toil in the sweat shops of Hollywood and the Disney world, would be horrified to learn that on occasion we killed and ate the strange flightless black and white birds native to the region. Nowdays they are viewed as cartoonish or quaint little characters. We meant them no ill but we had to eat. Today's consumption is of a different kind.

JeanneTGC
12-17-2006, 11:15 AM
Geez...I'm back to Admiral Perry, and that was wrong, ages ago. You're giving wonderful clues...pity I have no clue myself...

BTW, am I trying to guess who the author is, or who the "It" is who has passed away? (Not that I have the tiniest sliver of an idea for either one right now.)

What kind of song would you be?

truelyana
12-18-2006, 12:34 AM
A rock and roll one

What ice cream flavour are you?

scrivener
12-18-2006, 08:47 AM
Jeanne! You are supposed to be guessing the subject of a book (also a movie and a PBS documentary) not the author.

What kind of song would I be? Oh, something hearty and matey. However, there have been a number of songs written about the expedition:

Songs of the "Morning"
"White Out"
"Elephant Island"

That should help you out.

scrivener
12-18-2006, 08:56 AM
Truelyanna,

Ice cream. Hmm. I guess whatever flavor you could make from snow.:e2cookie: "What, no ice cream?"

scrivener
12-18-2006, 09:02 AM
And here is a big bonus clue!


OUR RETIRED EXPLORER (DINES WITH MICHEL FOLCAULT IN PARIS, 1961)

I was told about this song that is sung by a group called The Weakerthans, apparently famous in a music world I know nothing about. I have no idea what it might sound like, but here are the lyrics:
Just one more drink and then I should be on my way home.
I'm not entirely sure what you're talking about.
I've had a really nice time, but my dogs need to be fed.
I must say that in the right light you look like _________.
Comment allez-vous ce soir? Je suis comme ci comme ša.
Yes, a penguin taught me French back in ________.
I could show you the way shadows colonize snow.
Ice breaking up on the bay off the Lassiter coast.
Light failing over the pole as every longitude leads up to your frost bitten
feet.
Oh, you're very sweet, thank you for the flowers and the book by Derrida, but I
must be getting back to dear __________.
Say, do you have a ship and a dozen able men that maybe you could lend me?
Source: http://www.sing365.com
(9 December 2006)

alleycat
12-18-2006, 02:53 PM
Jeanne has guessed most of the other arctic explorers but I don't think she's guessed Shackleton (I know there's been any number of books, movies and a PBS special on his voyage). So . . . are you Shackleton.

If not, what musical instrument would you be?

Zonk
12-19-2006, 03:56 AM
I think alleycat has it.

If not, what physical restraint would you be? ;)

:D:D:D

scrivener
12-19-2006, 10:37 AM
Yes, Alleycat, I am Shackleton! Now you get to be "it.":TheWave:

alleycat
12-19-2006, 02:40 PM
I have no idea who's been "it" over the past few months, so I'll just do my best.

I was a real person and the subject of more than one best-selling book.

scrivener
12-20-2006, 11:02 AM
What clothing would you be? :cool:

alleycat
12-20-2006, 12:14 PM
A dapper suit.

scrivener
12-20-2006, 02:13 PM
What city?

alleycat
12-20-2006, 02:35 PM
My essence was always small town America.

scrivener
12-21-2006, 09:14 AM
What climate is your element?


:poke: Where is everybody?:gone:

JeanneTGC
12-21-2006, 10:23 AM
Are you Mark Twain?

If not, what kind of drink would you be?

(And I was a) in the depths of despair, b) working like a dog, c) not allowing myself onto the "fun" forum until I got OUT of the depths of despair and sent out <heavy sigh> 5 more queries, and d) too confused to have managed to guess right for the last round. I enjoy this game...I don't understand it at all, but I enjoy it. :) )

alleycat
12-21-2006, 02:34 PM
Climate: My climate ran from temperate and mild to very hot.

Drink: Straight bourbon.

scrivener
12-21-2006, 04:49 PM
Jim Beam? Ah mean the bourbon, of course.


What car?

alleycat
12-21-2006, 05:05 PM
Maybe a . . . '48 Chrysler.

truelyana
12-21-2006, 07:09 PM
a wheelbarrow for me