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Saturday, January 31, 2015

CONTEST GEEK RIDDLE: WHO AM I? #geekriddle


Legendary are my Movements,
Smooth as silk they are,
With subterfuge I allay strangers,
Bold strength and speed make me hard to catch.

The company I keep likes to roam,
We dabble afoot near green orchards to gaze or dream amongst the stars,
Forbidden are my dreams,
Deadly are my movements,
With my flood of tears a bringer of death I will be.

Mischief may bring my tears but dancing to another tune is what brings the worst fates,
A melody to glide to,
A touch to belie to,
A moment of spying,
The magic brings my death or yours.

Who am I?



 


 Contest Rules

Remember the theme of this geek riddle is comic book or fairy tale. Additional clues may or may not be provided.
The first person to guess correctly will be sent a prize and *one* person who first referred you. You can only win if you guess directly to the original post bat


You are encouraged to share the riddle but if comments are not made to the original posts you cannot win. Winners and their referrals must provide an address within 7 days. Only 2 prizes will be given.

WHO AM I?



Answer: I AM A MERMAID



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7 comments:

  1. Update: the answer is not a spider or any of the following:

    Chaden Halfhill And here it goes again...!
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    Desarae Veit Chaden Halfhill You like it
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    Desarae Veit Chaden Halfhill You don't want to take at least one guess?
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    Ivan Machado smurfet?
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    Sam Auen Isosceles Triangle!
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    Chaden Halfhill Driving. Too hard to read right now.
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    Chris Brindle My movements are legendary when I've had a curry and 10 pints of lager
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    Rocky VanBrimmer Phil?
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    Chaden Halfhill Phoenix?
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    Chaden Halfhill Steve Wilke-Shapiro
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    Rocky VanBrimmer Oprah Winfrey?
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    Desarae Veit lmao
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    Desarae Veit I don't think I will ever get tired of you guy's answers.
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    Desarae Veit LOL
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    Rocky VanBrimmer I guess i am not nerdy enuff.
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    Desarae Veit Rocky VanBrimmer since when?
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    Desarae Veit Read the whole thing including the disclaimer. It's going to be something or someone geeky. It's not likely to be... Oprah.
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    Desarae Veit Rocky VanBrimmer could always refer a friend (if they win, you win too!)
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    Sam Auen Venom
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    Sam Auen 42!
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    Desarae Veit ....
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    Desarae Veit Calvin LeeErin M. CappsSteve DayKimberly Symons LisackSuzanne GuessAmy Bryant
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    Sam Auen Pied piper of Hamlin
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    Suzanne Guess I'm eating bacon. Can't think. Sorry.
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    Desarae Veit I love the Smurf answer Ivan Machado. Had to look up Isosceles Triangle Sam Auen. Chris Brindlelol.
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    Desarae Veit Suzanne Guess booo.
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    Ty Kelley I want bacon!!
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    Suzanne Guess Sorry Ty Kelley...BaconFest is over until 2016
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    Amy Bryant The Black Widow
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    Steve Day You need to read better comics.
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    Steve Day Jesus
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    Rocky VanBrimmer My mom?
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    Steve Day Puff
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    Desarae Veit Noelle Derr Brockhoff
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    Natsusora Ame Vampire?
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    Noelle Derr Brockhoff Spiderman?
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  2. I pondered the mermaids, too, but kept coming back to the idea of a Movement being more of song with parts. The tears kept throwing me, so I started thinking about comic book characters and mythical creatures that shapeshifted... Broadening the idea of movement. Still can't connect the tears, so figured I'd read a little deeper!!!
    Some mermaids where known to cry as they kissed and drowned their victims. Literally drowning them in their tears.
    Movements (swimming and singing) smooth as silk in water.

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  3. Movements (swimming and singing) smooth as silk in water.
    And obviously in the water they are strong swimmers a little too bold for their own good, spying on young innocent men.
    well maybe not innocent but men.

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  4. And as for the magic brings my death or yours. Consider the original version of the little mermaid. Technically she was to marry him or die. Then the sea witch gave her a second choice, after he found another princess. She could kill him and she would live or she would turn to foam. Anther version gives her the option to kill him or spend 300 years trying to redeem herself.

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  5. Ah ha! That I didn't know, and had gone down that path of research, just didn't find. Even looked at the Sealies in North European folklore. The Merpeople had the largest history. I should have read more.

    Totally saw the various play of movements. Nice. Was surprised in myself for picking up on it.

    Yeah. Likely not so innocent.

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  6. Asian people have other versions of My little mermaid that are equally as grimm as the original versions and even the grimm fairy tales. Either way until disney they where creatures to fear not to day dream about having sex with. I also like some of the recent australian netflix tv series. Mako mermaids is totally for teens but I love it.

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  7. Interesting. I never saw the little mermaid. Was drawn to the sirens ability to lure sailors in to their death and the power they had in the Odyssey. They have never been seen, with the exception of tv, all that romantic...but manipulative and dangerous.
    I'm glad you got it. I constantly worry that I'm making them too hard, but I had a set of terms I refused to use (sailor, love, foam, water, and anything to do with sea life)
    I purposely talked about walking on land and it being forbidden but ... never mentioned water other than tears. I thought the drowning part was clever.

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