Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Monday, January 9, 2017

number ten, number ten, number ten…

ahcapella submitted this analysis of line 10 of the Anagram from Hell <tm>:

Woah! Did I just stumble onto the translation for line 10 of the anagram?

10 (I, B) ltnsIolB ruseur uyufft'o o e e (6)

As I was compiling some information on the Cassie anagram for our new SL friend, Stiletto Sorbet, I began puzzling (pun intended) over line 10—the line some people have assumed contained a mention of Bree due to the presence of a capital B.

I used Renegade’s Anagram Solving Assistant, into which I typed “But I’ll suffer”— I mean of course Cassie would have a line with “suffer” in it! “But I’ll suffer” takes care of the capital I, B, and the apostrophe.

These letters were left over: nosruyutooee. They had to form 3 more words for any chance of legitimacy.

I pasted nosruyutooee into the Mac anagram program,* forced it to find anagrams comprised of 3 words only, and it came up with 21 possible solutions. As always, most of them were nonsensical, such as OUSTER EON YOU, and NOOSE YOUR UTE. (What does Cassie have against Native American Indians?) But the line at the top looked as if it had potential: ENSURE TOO YOU.

But I’ll suffer ensure too you.

>>> But I’ll ensure you suffer too. <<<

Certainly sounds like Cassie! “My only friend Bree is dead, killed in The Ceremony thanks to you incompetent layabouts! You all failed; I hate you! I’ll make sure YOU suffer too!” lol! And it has the correct number of syllables. The scansion works.

If it is correct, then the “rhyming triad line theory” (the belief that Cassie had suddenly, inexplicably changed her rhyming pattern to aaa, bbb, ccc, ddd, etc. for the last anagram) was a misconception—or maybe even a gamejack—and the 2006 translations of lines 3 and 9 are entirely erroneous.

Hey, at this rate we could have the entire anagram solved by 2108!

* - There are Windows and Linux versions of this handy anagram software too. Click that link for the download page.


Tuesday, January 3, 2017


Currently, it seems like WordPress may be total overkill for the site. I'm considering going back to a simple php script, but then there won't be an easy way to allow comments without opening up the floodgates for spam.

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Happy New Year!

It looks like I scored 22 out of 31 for my Daily December challenge. Not great, but not bad for having neglected the blog for years ;)