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Rivendell


Nov 2 2013, 3:36am

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Riddles In The Dark ! Can't Post

I thought this might be a fun thing to do, if anyone is interested. I am not sure if there is a regular riddle post, or if this is the right place to post it. Its good brain stimulation too, stops Alzheimers Smile Can you solve this old riddle.

A Riddle In The Dark

I cannot be seen, cannot be felt,
Cannot be heard, cannot be smelt,
I lie behind stars and under hills,
And empty holes I fill,
I come first and follow after,
End life, kill laughter.

What am I ?


zarabia
Tol Eressea


Nov 2 2013, 8:56am

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I'll give it s go [In reply to] Can't Post

I'm terrible at these things, but here goes: time???
It fits well with everything except filling holes. So maybe darkness?...space???

Like I said, I'm terrible at these. Tongue

"The question isn't where, Constable, but when." - Inspector Spacetime


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Rivendell


Nov 2 2013, 9:32am

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Zarabia the clever [In reply to] Can't Post

Brilliant Smile you got it on your second try! Dark or darkness. Your not terrible at all at this.


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Rivendell


Nov 2 2013, 9:37am

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Another Riddle In The Dark [In reply to] Can't Post

As gollum says, lets have another one then Wink

Another Riddle In The Dark

A natural state, I'm sought by all,
go without me, and you shall fall,
you do me when you spend,
and use me when you eat to no end.

What am I ?


CuriousG
Valinor


Nov 2 2013, 5:19pm

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My guess is [In reply to] Can't Post

"Empty/emptiness." Which doesn't fit the 2nd line, but otherwise, it's a natural state, and you empty your purse/wallet when you spend, and you use up the emptiness in your stomach when you eat too much.

And by the way, welcome, Star!

I wish we had a regular riddle thread. Here's one I did in February:

"People see through me,
I run when I may.
I'm friendly and wave,
I'm kissed everyday."



SirDennisC
Half-elven


Nov 2 2013, 7:59pm

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Cannot be smelt, cannot be dealt? [In reply to] Can't Post

then I imagine that neither can it be:

denied or supplied,
articulated or particulated,
gloated or floated,
quipped or ripped,
sayed or sprayed,
tasted or basted,
refuted or pooted,
knew or blew...

... in short there is one thing it definitely cannot be.


Ataahua
Superuser / Moderator


Nov 2 2013, 10:25pm

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star, [In reply to] Can't Post

I've moved this to Main as this is where we post our games and quizzes.

Celebrimbor: "Pretty rings..."
Dwarves: "Pretty rings..."
Men: "Pretty rings..."
Sauron: "Mine's better."

"Ah, how ironic, the addictive qualities of Sauronís master weapon led to its own destruction. Which just goes to show, kids - if you want two small and noble souls to succeed on a mission of dire importance... send an evil-minded beggar with them too." - Gandalf's Diaries, final par, by Ufthak.


Ataahua's stories


elaen32
Gondor


Nov 2 2013, 10:30pm

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Hah! [In reply to] Can't Post

Yes, I remember this riddle thread since it was when I first joined TORn and I got this one! Won't repeat the answer now, but I remember it generally being a good thread. Maybe we should have a regular riddle threadSmile


Is there a Tolkien topic that you have wanted to look into more deeply and write about your thoughts on it? If so, we'd like to hear from you for the next TORn Amateur Symposium- coming in November. Happy writing!



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Rivendell


Nov 2 2013, 10:42pm

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Getting closer! [In reply to] Can't Post

Nice to make your aquaintance CuriousG Smile thanks for the welcome!

getting closer, Sly its another natural state.

Yes it would be good to have a regular riddle thread. I'll have a go at your one.

Is it water, or air or sun ??? Unsure


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Rivendell


Nov 2 2013, 10:56pm

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Tempted to give a clue, but not just yet [In reply to] Can't Post

 Hello SirDennisC, nice to make your aquaintance,

No it certainly cannot by any of these,

I could give a clue, that has something to do with blew Crazy
But it would give it away, and in just one day.


sevilodorf
Gondor


Nov 3 2013, 3:22am

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could it be [In reply to] Can't Post


In Reply To
As gollum says, lets have another one then Wink

Another Riddle In The Dark

A natural state, I'm sought by all,
go without me, and you shall fall,
you do me when you spend,
and use me when you eat to no end.

What am I ?


hunger....

Fourth Age Adventures at the Inn of the Burping Troll http://burpingtroll.com





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Rivendell


Nov 3 2013, 5:37am

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Thats a good one, but not the one [In reply to] Can't Post

It's not hunger, but that could also be a fitting answer, it's certainly a natural state I'm in at the moment, and I've had second breakfast Smile

I like the Burping Troll,


elaen32
Gondor


Nov 3 2013, 6:52am

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Perhaps..... [In reply to] Can't Post


In Reply To
As gollum says, lets have another one then Wink

Another Riddle In The Dark

A natural state, I'm sought by all,
go without me, and you shall fall,
you do me when you spend,
and use me when you eat to no end.

What am I ?


Health?
Happiness?


Is there a Tolkien topic that you have wanted to look into more deeply and write about your thoughts on it? If so, we'd like to hear from you for the next TORn Amateur Symposium- coming in November. Happy writing!



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Rivendell


Nov 3 2013, 6:59am

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Good try! but not the answer [In reply to] Can't Post

SmileCrazyLaughSlyEvil


CuriousG
Valinor


Nov 3 2013, 2:38pm

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Yep [In reply to] Can't Post

Water it is.

Now for your riddle, I think of "vacuum," as in "nature abhors a vacuum." That's a natural state sought by all, and eating without end is like vacuuming up food. But I'm not sure about that fitting the fall or spend clues.


sevilodorf
Gondor


Nov 3 2013, 4:23pm

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Thanks for the compliment about The Burping Troll and another try... [In reply to] Can't Post

balance.... though that has little to do with spending or at least not around here...

Fourth Age Adventures at the Inn of the Burping Troll http://burpingtroll.com





Rembrethil
Tol Eressea


Nov 3 2013, 7:35pm

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A guess... [In reply to] Can't Post

Leisure?
Contentment?

Call me Rem. Rembrethil is a lot to type!!


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Rivendell


Nov 3 2013, 10:00pm

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We have a winner!!! We have a winner!!! We have a winner!!! [In reply to] Can't Post

Ballance it is Laugh

It has everything to do with spending for me, ( ballancing the budget ), that I don't run out of carrots for the horses Sly

I'll put another riddle on, if anyone is interested. Well Done Smile


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Rivendell


Nov 3 2013, 10:07pm

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Naah [In reply to] Can't Post

Not a vaccum Crazy " I like that 'eating without end is like vacuuming up food "


Rembrethil
Tol Eressea


Nov 3 2013, 10:08pm

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A toughie!!! [In reply to] Can't Post

Very nuanced answer. It has the makings if a real teaser. Of course it all makes sense when you explain it!!!

Call me Rem. Rembrethil is a lot to type!!


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Rivendell


Nov 3 2013, 10:13pm

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Hello Rem ! [In reply to] Can't Post

Not leisure or contentment. But I like that leisure could be a natural state Smile I could be happily be in that state permanently .


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Rivendell


Nov 3 2013, 10:18pm

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Anothe Riddle In the Dark [In reply to] Can't Post

Here is a riddle with a LOTR theme.


A ranger travels to the Prancing pony on Friday,
He stays two days,
Then leaves on Friday.

How is this possible ?


elaen32
Gondor


Nov 3 2013, 10:23pm

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???Because... [In reply to] Can't Post

it only says he travels on Friday, not that he arrives on Friday??


Is there a Tolkien topic that you have wanted to look into more deeply and write about your thoughts on it? If so, we'd like to hear from you for the next TORn Amateur Symposium- coming in November. Happy writing!



Bellerock
Rivendell

Nov 3 2013, 10:28pm

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Well, I imagine . . . [In reply to] Can't Post

the Ranger stayed for two days, and then he stayed for another five days before he left on Friday. Your riddle doesn't specify only two days.


dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Nov 3 2013, 10:39pm

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Heh! [In reply to] Can't Post

His horse's name is "Friday"! Laugh

An oldie but goodie - with a LotR theme! Very clever, star! Smile


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