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    Obfuscated Tolkien Trivia

    A new trivia category.

    From Wikipedia: “Obfuscation (or beclouding) is the hiding of intended meaning in communication, making communication confusing, wilfully ambiguous, and harder to interpret.”

    Here is an example: On the ferry boat that I ride every morning, there is an area that is labeled, “Survival Craft Embarcation Station”. This is really the life boat launch.

    Another example: Paper-enclosed vegetable matter for the inhalation of heat-activated nicotine.
    Or, cigarette.

    Now if we combine this concept with Tolkien trivia we might have some fun.
    Here is an example of that:

    Riddle: Bole bearing flora associated with social events.
    Scroll down to see the answer.


















































    Answer: The Party Tree.

    Lets give this a try.

    About limits: lets try to keep this associated with the most common of the professor’s published works: The Hobbit, The Lord Of The Rings, The Sillmarillion. This way we will be able to include more players.

    I will start this off. Here is the first one:

    Itemize the matter deposited within the cavity attached to a vesture not belonging to you that is in your presence.
    "Just like Mary Shelly, Just like Frankenstein, Break your chains, And count your change, And try to walk the line"

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    Re: Obfuscated Tolkien Trivia

    Great idea Boraxxe, opens up the way for all kinds of fun .
    Last edited by Elenluin-Menelloth; Feb 17 2012 at 03:56 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boraxxe View Post
    I will start this off. Here is the first one:

    Itemize the matter deposited within the cavity attached to a vesture not belonging to you that is in your presence.
    A reference to Bilbo and Gollum's riddle-game in 'The Hobbit'. "What's it got in its pocketses?"

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    Re: Obfuscated Tolkien Trivia

    Quote Originally Posted by brianvencill View Post
    A reference to Bilbo and Gollum's riddle-game in 'The Hobbit'. "What's it got in its pocketses?"
    Close enough for me!
    Congratulations!

    Another thing about these somewhat arbitrary trivia categories: as far as I'm concerned an "exact" answer is not needed. If the guesser gets the gist of what you are looking for that should be close enough. If you think it's important that the answer be "exact", then state that when you are posting the riddle.

    In this case the exact answer would have been: "What have I got in my pocket?" That is what Bilbo said when he stuck his hand in his pocket and felt the ring. Gollum took it for a riddle and the rest is history.

    Ok, brianvencill, you're up!
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    Re: Obfuscated Tolkien Trivia

    Boy these are gonna take some fancy thinkin I'm thinkin...

    Time to put my Smarty McSmarty cap on...now where did I leave that...
    Today is a good day for Pie.

    Do not meddle in the affairs of Burglars, for they are subtle and quick to shank you.

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    Re: Obfuscated Tolkien Trivia

    This one should be easy:

    A single unit of durable material of a circular shape used to govern the objective case of they in entirety.

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    Re: Obfuscated Tolkien Trivia

    Quote Originally Posted by brianvencill View Post
    This one should be easy:

    A single unit of durable material of a circular shape used to govern the objective case of they in entirety.
    Clever one brian.... I pretty sure I have this one, but I will wait and let others give it a shot.
    "Just like Mary Shelly, Just like Frankenstein, Break your chains, And count your change, And try to walk the line"

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    Re: Obfuscated Tolkien Trivia

    Quote Originally Posted by brianvencill View Post
    This one should be easy:

    A single unit of durable material of a circular shape used to govern the objective case of they in entirety.
    One ring to rule them all.....
    (Imagine this in a lovely shade of orange and italicized)...when in doubt...twirl...

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    You got it Reaboj! Good job! Your turn...

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    Re: Obfuscated Tolkien Trivia

    Poorly lit subterranean spectral colony egress.

    (my first attempt- be kind )
    (Imagine this in a lovely shade of orange and italicized)...when in doubt...twirl...

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    Re: Obfuscated Tolkien Trivia

    Quote Originally Posted by Reaboj View Post
    Poorly lit subterranean spectral colony egress.

    (my first attempt- be kind )
    dark door at the paths of the dead?

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    Re: Obfuscated Tolkien Trivia

    Exactly! Well done...your turn Richsabre.
    (Imagine this in a lovely shade of orange and italicized)...when in doubt...twirl...

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    Re: Obfuscated Tolkien Trivia

    satchel termination................... ..........

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    Re: Obfuscated Tolkien Trivia

    Haha nice one richsabre. Bag End?

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    Re: Obfuscated Tolkien Trivia

    Quote Originally Posted by Elenluin-Menelloth View Post
    Haha nice one richsabre. Bag End?
    indeed! take it away...

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    Re: Obfuscated Tolkien Trivia

    Well, I'm not sure how good this is but here goes.

    To restrict movement in a cellar.

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    Re: Obfuscated Tolkien Trivia

    Quote Originally Posted by Elenluin-Menelloth View Post
    Well, I'm not sure how good this is but here goes.

    To restrict movement in a cellar.
    I don't think it's going to be this easy but...

    ...and in the darkness bind them?
    Today is a good day for Pie.

    Do not meddle in the affairs of Burglars, for they are subtle and quick to shank you.

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    Re: Obfuscated Tolkien Trivia

    Quote Originally Posted by bambubambubambu View Post
    I don't think it's going to be this easy but...

    ...and in the darkness bind them?
    You got it . I really couldn't think of something harder.

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    Re: Obfuscated Tolkien Trivia

    Okay here goes nuthin...

    Illicit aquatic wildlife obtained unwittingly?
    Today is a good day for Pie.

    Do not meddle in the affairs of Burglars, for they are subtle and quick to shank you.

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    Re: Obfuscated Tolkien Trivia

    Uh oh! I think he found his Smarty McSmarty cap...this is both fishy and fowl Going to take some
    thinking!
    (Imagine this in a lovely shade of orange and italicized)...when in doubt...twirl...

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    Re: Obfuscated Tolkien Trivia

    Quote Originally Posted by Reaboj View Post
    Uh oh! I think he found his Smarty McSmarty cap...this is both fishy and fowl Going to take some
    thinking!
    The cap was under a pile of dirty laundry on my floor...no wonder I couldn't find it...

    Oh and there is a specific answer I am looking for...
    Today is a good day for Pie.

    Do not meddle in the affairs of Burglars, for they are subtle and quick to shank you.

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    Re: Obfuscated Tolkien Trivia

    Quote Originally Posted by bambubambubambu View Post
    Okay here goes nuthin...

    Illicit aquatic wildlife obtained unwittingly?
    gollum catching fish in forbidden pool

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    Re: Obfuscated Tolkien Trivia

    Gollum fishing from the forbidden pool of Henneth Annun?

    Edit : Too late
    Last edited by Elenluin-Menelloth; Feb 19 2012 at 04:21 PM. Reason: late

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    Re: Obfuscated Tolkien Trivia

    Quote Originally Posted by Elenluin-Menelloth View Post
    Gollum fishing from the forbidden pool of Henneth Annun?

    Edit : Too late
    haha just nipped it in....may be wrong anyways though
    i hope its right- got an absolute killer
    Last edited by richsabre; Feb 19 2012 at 04:29 PM.

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    Re: Obfuscated Tolkien Trivia

    Quote Originally Posted by richsabre View Post
    gollum catching fish in forbidden pool
    You got it! Sorry Elen, rich beat you to it...

    You're up rich!
    Today is a good day for Pie.

    Do not meddle in the affairs of Burglars, for they are subtle and quick to shank you.

 

 
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