Guess the Word

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Re: Guess the Word

#1081 Post by e.m.c^42 » Sat Feb 20, 2021 4:51 am

Sodium Telluride wrote:
Sat Feb 20, 2021 4:43 am
e.m.c^42 wrote:
Sat Feb 20, 2021 4:34 am
Not yet.

The narrator of the book shares a name with a virtual assistant.
Alexa? Siri?
I feel like if I give the narrator's name outright it'll instantly pinpoint the book, lol.

Narrator is named Siri, yes.
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Re: Guess the Word

#1082 Post by Sodium Telluride » Sat Feb 20, 2021 4:53 am

e.m.c^42 wrote:
Sat Feb 20, 2021 4:51 am
Sodium Telluride wrote:
Sat Feb 20, 2021 4:43 am
e.m.c^42 wrote:
Sat Feb 20, 2021 4:34 am
Not yet.

The narrator of the book shares a name with a virtual assistant.
Alexa? Siri?
I feel like if I give the narrator's name outright it'll instantly pinpoint the book, lol.

Narrator is named Siri, yes.
Blindspot?
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Re: Guess the Word

#1083 Post by leon1122 » Sat Feb 20, 2021 5:00 am

The protagonist of the Epic of Siri, an epic poem written in the Tulu language
Siri, in the Dan Simmons novel Hyperion
Siri, in the Brandon Sanderson novel Warbreaker
Siri Keeton, in the Peter Watts novel Blindsight
Siri Tachi, in Jude Watson's series Star Wars: Jedi Apprentice
A doll in the Groovy Girls line by Manhattan Toy
Siri, a clouded leopard and the main antagonist in the 2003 film Rugrats Go Wild
Siri, a Super-Skrull from Marvel Comics
From Wikipedia.

So my guess is blindsight
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Re: Guess the Word

#1084 Post by e.m.c^42 » Sat Feb 20, 2021 5:02 am

leon1122 wrote:
Sat Feb 20, 2021 5:00 am
The protagonist of the Epic of Siri, an epic poem written in the Tulu language
Siri, in the Dan Simmons novel Hyperion
Siri, in the Brandon Sanderson novel Warbreaker
Siri Keeton, in the Peter Watts novel Blindsight
Siri Tachi, in Jude Watson's series Star Wars: Jedi Apprentice
A doll in the Groovy Girls line by Manhattan Toy
Siri, a clouded leopard and the main antagonist in the 2003 film Rugrats Go Wild
Siri, a Super-Skrull from Marvel Comics
From Wikipedia.

So my guess is blindsight
Ding ding!
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Re: Guess the Word

#1085 Post by Sodium Telluride » Sat Feb 20, 2021 5:07 am

NOOOOOO, I typed it wrong, I even had the thing. Well, congrats Leon!
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Re: Guess the Word

#1086 Post by e.m.c^42 » Sat Feb 20, 2021 5:15 am

leon1122 is the winner! The word was blindsight, defined as;
the ability to respond to visual stimuli without consciously perceiving them, a condition which can occur after certain types of brain damage.
It's also the title of a sci-fi novel I'm reading at the moment — the author, Watts, has it released for free online so I will happily recommend this book to anyone. Bit o' a mindfuck at points but it's gentle, really.

Various e-book formats available on his site: https://www.rifters.com/real/Blindsight.htm

This was the quote that pulled me in:
Evolution has no foresight. Complex machinery develops its own agendas. Brains — cheat. Feedback loops evolve to promote stable heartbeats and then stumble upon the temptation of rhythm and music. The rush evoked by fractal imagery, the algorithms used for habitat selection, metastasize into art. Thrills that once had to be earned in increments of fitness can now be had from pointless introspection. Aesthetics rise unbidden from a trillion dopamine receptors, and the system moves beyond modeling the organism. It begins to model the very process of modeling. It consumes evermore computational resources, bogs itself down with endless recursion and irrelevant simulations. Like the parasitic DNA that accretes in every natural genome, it persists and proliferates and produces nothing but itself. Metaprocesses bloom like cancer, and awaken, and call themselves I.
Either this one, or the following lol
I brought her flowers one dusky Tuesday evening when the light was perfect. I pointed out the irony of that romantic old tradition — the severed genitalia of another species, offered as a precopulatory bribe — and then I recited my story just as we were about to fuck.

To this day, I still don't know what went wrong.
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Re: Guess the Word

#1087 Post by leon1122 » Sat Feb 20, 2021 5:20 am

Finally guessed one! Though there wasn't much guessing required at the end. :-D

I've had my words for a while now. It's a 2-word phrase, no hyphen. It goes in a bit of a different direction from the words we've had recently.
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Re: Guess the Word

#1088 Post by leon1122 » Sat Feb 20, 2021 5:21 am

e.m.c^42 wrote:
Sat Feb 20, 2021 5:15 am
I brought her flowers one dusky Tuesday evening when the light was perfect. I pointed out the irony of that romantic old tradition — the severed genitalia of another species, offered as a precopulatory bribe — and then I recited my story just as we were about to fuck.

To this day, I still don't know what went wrong.
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Oh my.
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Re: Guess the Word

#1089 Post by Sodium Telluride » Sat Feb 20, 2021 5:29 am

leon1122 wrote:
Sat Feb 20, 2021 5:20 am
Finally guessed one! Though there wasn't much guessing required at the end. :-D

I've had my words for a while now. It's a 2-word phrase, no hyphen. It goes in a bit of a different direction from the words we've had recently.
Belgian Waffles. Don't blame me, I'm just hungry
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Re: Guess the Word

#1090 Post by leon1122 » Sat Feb 20, 2021 5:43 am

Sodium Telluride wrote:
Sat Feb 20, 2021 5:29 am
Belgian Waffles. Don't blame me, I'm just hungry
So close yet so far
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Re: Guess the Word

#1091 Post by Sodium Telluride » Sat Feb 20, 2021 5:59 am

leon1122 wrote:
Sat Feb 20, 2021 5:43 am
Sodium Telluride wrote:
Sat Feb 20, 2021 5:29 am
Belgian Waffles. Don't blame me, I'm just hungry
So close yet so far
Uh, Banana Pancakes?
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Re: Guess the Word

#1092 Post by BobMcBob » Sat Feb 20, 2021 6:02 am

leon1122 wrote:
Sat Feb 20, 2021 5:43 am
Sodium Telluride wrote:
Sat Feb 20, 2021 5:29 am
Belgian Waffles. Don't blame me, I'm just hungry
So close yet so far
German waffles
French waffles
Canadian waffles
Is it a food?
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Re: Guess the Word

#1093 Post by leon1122 » Sat Feb 20, 2021 6:07 am

That was a joke. Belgian waffles wasn't close at all. :razz:

It is not a food.
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Re: Guess the Word

#1094 Post by BobMcBob » Sat Feb 20, 2021 6:37 am

Is it a noun?
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Re: Guess the Word

#1095 Post by leon1122 » Sat Feb 20, 2021 6:55 am

Yes
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Re: Guess the Word

#1096 Post by BobMcBob » Sat Feb 20, 2021 7:43 am

leon1122 wrote:
Sat Feb 20, 2021 6:55 am
Yes
Is the first word longer, shorter or the same length as the second one?
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Re: Guess the Word

#1097 Post by leon1122 » Sat Feb 20, 2021 9:02 am

There are 2 acceptable spellings for the first word. In one case it is shorter than the second word. In the other case it is the same length as the second word.
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Re: Guess the Word

#1098 Post by BobMcBob » Sat Feb 20, 2021 9:48 am

leon1122 wrote:
Sat Feb 20, 2021 9:02 am
There are 2 acceptable spellings for the first word. In one case it is shorter than the second word. In the other case it is the same length as the second word.
Flavour palette
Does the first word contain a u in one of its spellings?
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Re: Guess the Word

#1099 Post by leon1122 » Sat Feb 20, 2021 10:13 am

Flavor palette is wrong. The first word contains a u in both of its spellings.
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Re: Guess the Word

#1100 Post by leon1122 » Sat Feb 20, 2021 10:14 am

My phone auto-corrected flavour to flavor. lol
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