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Re: Ask The Alethiometer!

Postby Kappa » Wed Apr 09, 2014 2:02 pm

There was also a stealth pun on the phrase "none of your beeswax". Kas would've giggled.
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Re: Ask The Alethiometer!

Postby Alphabeta » Wed Apr 09, 2014 3:41 pm

Alethiometer, why are you so bad at math?
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Re: Ask The Alethiometer!

Postby Kappa » Wed Apr 09, 2014 5:34 pm

Fair warning that when Kas asked the alethiometer this question he described its response as "philosophical".

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Re: Ask The Alethiometer!

Postby Alphabeta » Wed Apr 09, 2014 5:44 pm

Hm. Math fortitude learning steadfastness truth language

... "math isn't real"? Alternatively, "Math is hard, and also a language."
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Re: Ask The Alethiometer!

Postby Kappa » Wed Apr 09, 2014 5:55 pm

Try different readings of most of those symbols. Subtly different in some cases, substantially different in others.
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Re: Ask The Alethiometer!

Postby Alphabeta » Wed Apr 09, 2014 6:36 pm

Hm. Measure justice wisdom prevention truth process

...Math makes it hard to tell the truth properly about philosophical things?
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Re: Ask The Alethiometer!

Postby Kappa » Wed Apr 09, 2014 7:09 pm

No, although that could easily be a valid alternate reading XD

The meanings I use here for sword, anchor, sun, and alpha-omega have all appeared previously in alethiometer answers I have given. The meaning of compass is fairly obvious from context, but not precisely what you've been guessing, and the meaning of crucible is fresh out of my brain and may be difficult to guess.
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Re: Ask The Alethiometer!

Postby Alphabeta » Wed Apr 09, 2014 7:24 pm

Precedent no experience meaning alethiometer end

I don't really get the whole "finite numbers" thing? Or "I'm too immortal to understand something as finite as math"?
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Re: Ask The Alethiometer!

Postby Kappa » Wed Apr 09, 2014 7:57 pm

Compass is not precedent, and crucible is not experience, and alpha-omega is not end.
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Re: Ask The Alethiometer!

Postby Alphabeta » Wed Apr 09, 2014 8:29 pm

Alethiometer (the device and not the entity speaking through it) no knowledge meaning alethiometer (the person speaking through it) language.

"I don't know how to say numbers through this thing"?
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