Enigma 1052: Half-dozen doubled - From New Scientist #2208, 16th October 1999 SIX × TWO = TWELVE In this problem each letter stands for a different digit and the same letter represents the ...
Friday, March 31, 2006
Interpretation of last IF's Monster Blot
This is the same blot as I used for last week's IF: Monster posting but inverted. I think it is much scarier this way up!
Here is my, totally personal, interpretation of all your interpretations:
I think that the most obvious interpretation is that you should go and make blog friends with anyone who saw:
a) the same or nearly the same as you - its always nice to have someone with a similar point of view
b) someone who saw something that you think of as the opposite of what you saw - its always interesting to have someone around who views things differently too!
Love monsters etc.
Those of you who saw the cute, friendly or loving monster ought to have tried looking at it upside down. I choose the cute side up so as not to scare you at the time. Those who admitted to seeing it in this light: bubblegum, freckley face, modroom, Steve, catnapping
Similarly all of you who saw butterflies. Except seeing it as a single butterfly to me shows a wish to synthesise and see something as a singular unit. Does it still look like a butterfly to you this way up? Those who opted for butterfiles in the previous version were: merlinprincesse, liz jones, Nan, Aynaku, Marc
Further non-monster observers spotted:
Angels, birds, cats, dogs, bat, food and dancers.
Rebekah, Andrea E, Reluctant Nomad, Joy Eliz, Melba, Andrea P, Kyknoord, Megg
Brain and pelvis: Katili (from Finland), Viking054
The not so cuties
Those who admitted to seeing monsters ranged from those who saw nameable ones (e.g. dragons, dinosaur, witches) johnnynorms, carla, roz foster, isay, lori witzel, valgalart, GG
To simply monstrous, unspecified, possibly multi-headed ones: txartgal, gise, paula, kg, Jaimie, and me!
Of course most of these were meant as jokes so you are a well-suited bunch.
Clowns or relatives: Janet, Cream, the unknown, tony sarrecchia, GG
And for completeness those who left a comment but did not let on what sort of monsters they saw or who saw none: sinclair, alison ashwell, rramone (who may be missing out on the prize because of his reticence...), marie, alexa brett, cosmos, janey, wandering coyote, toni kelly, holly
So there you have it - it was a monster find-a-friend competition.
If you call on someone following this suggestion tell them Caro's Monster sent you!