Author Topic: The Criosphinx's Riddles  (Read 12709 times)

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Re: The Criosphinx's Riddles
« Reply #105 on: April 09, 2018, 12:43:00 am »
Nope. Mauron didn't get it. :)

(Thank you Zoom function.)

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Re: The Criosphinx's Riddles
« Reply #106 on: April 09, 2018, 12:53:03 am »
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I give a mother's kiss
Despite the way I slice
In the end you'll be blue
Your demise will suffice

Think... Chrono Trigger.

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Re: The Criosphinx's Riddles
« Reply #107 on: April 09, 2018, 12:54:17 am »
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Nope. Mauron didn't get it. :)

Whoops. I totally missed that the answer was just in super tiny print. I feel like a dumb dumb.

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Re: The Criosphinx's Riddles
« Reply #108 on: April 09, 2018, 01:35:59 am »
My browser displayed that answer in more than 1 point font, but I liked the stick answer better.

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Re: The Criosphinx's Riddles
« Reply #109 on: April 09, 2018, 03:00:58 am »
That's the joke. The answer to "What's brown and sticky" is "a stick"; it's sort of an archetypal example of a bad pun (or a "dad' pun). The twist here is to take the other word in "brown and sticky" and make that the answer instead: a brownie.

And, yeah, hiding snarky or sassy stuff in 1 pt. font used to be a Compendium trope, way back when. =P

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Re: The Criosphinx's Riddles
« Reply #110 on: April 09, 2018, 09:38:17 am »
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I give a mother's kiss
Despite the way I slice
In the end you'll be blue
Your demise will suffice

Answer:

Slash!

Mother's kiss = his giant mouth,
'Slice' as a reference to Slash,
Blue as his color, and
demise in reference to the battles with him


This is fun, let's keep this riddle train going!

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Re: The Criosphinx's Riddles
« Reply #111 on: April 09, 2018, 02:50:24 pm »
I'm pretty sure it wasn't my demise we saw.

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Re: The Criosphinx's Riddles
« Reply #112 on: April 09, 2018, 02:59:39 pm »
You're right! He fails... Twice. Thrice if you consider the Bend of Time in Chrono Cross.

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Re: The Criosphinx's Riddles
« Reply #113 on: April 19, 2018, 05:40:40 pm »
As long as this doesn't turn into those riddles-that-aren't-really-riddles that would blow Blaine's top (Why did the dead baby cross the road? What has four wheels and flies?), I think this could be a good, non-lame game-ish thread...

Simple, but one of my favs cause it's part of the Dark Tower: When is a door not a door?

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Yep, fellow King fan here!!

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Re: The Criosphinx's Riddles
« Reply #114 on: April 19, 2018, 11:59:50 pm »
LONG LIVE THE CRIMSON KING.

Although I'd rather worship a billy-bumbler!

My teeth will all rot
In spite all the drink
At least fourteen
Of course soda's the link

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Re: The Criosphinx's Riddles
« Reply #115 on: April 20, 2018, 12:47:16 am »
Is that the soda guzzling contest?

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Re: The Criosphinx's Riddles
« Reply #116 on: April 20, 2018, 10:13:49 am »
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Is that the soda guzzling contest?

So close, and I never even thought about that being an adequate answer. However, when I quickly wrote it out, that's not what I considered. There's another answer involving soda...

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Re: The Criosphinx's Riddles
« Reply #117 on: April 20, 2018, 11:30:58 am »
Toma?

His teeth rot (because he's dead) and there are at least 14 bearers of his name (Toma XIV).

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Re: The Criosphinx's Riddles
« Reply #118 on: April 20, 2018, 12:04:22 pm »
Razig is our winner!

In the US version he drinks soda, and you have to acquire one and pour it on his grave for the Rainbow Shell quest. Thus the drink/soda reference. The drink line was also subtly referencing that you see him in every bar/tavern in 600AD Chrono Trigger.

And the reference to 14 was indeed that we know of at least fourteen in his lineage, as seen by Toma XIV in Chrono Cross.

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Re: The Criosphinx's Riddles
« Reply #119 on: April 22, 2018, 03:11:24 am »
I'll try my hand at this.

A lucky find got me here
The journey takes me north
We'll meet again in the end