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New WTF post

Postby averagejoe on Sun Sep 30, 2012 9:11 pm

Hey guys. It's not a new video, but I did find something weird in one of the letters. Check it out.
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Re: New WTF post

Postby Adell on Sun Sep 30, 2012 9:15 pm

Oh dear god, don't make me open the photoshop again... :cry:

Actually it looks like that won't be necessary.
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Re: New WTF post

Postby Dryunya on Sun Sep 30, 2012 9:16 pm

Well, shit. We need Sherlock Holmes here, stat.

Jokes aside, it's a substitution cipher. I'll see what we can do about it. (It would be far easier if the sender bothered to use spaces, though...)
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Re: New WTF post

Postby Pixelmage on Sun Sep 30, 2012 9:20 pm

Well, that's a cypher for us. :D
No spaces is a headache, but shouldn't be too big a problem, unless it's not in english. But that's not likely.

I'll try my hand at it too, but knowing my luck, I'll probably be too slow at cracking it and someone else will manage it before me. :(
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Re: New WTF post

Postby Dryunya on Sun Sep 30, 2012 9:28 pm

I'm starting to get somewhere. I think I can crack it in about at hour, if I don't get distracted. :twisted:
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Re: New WTF post

Postby Adell on Sun Sep 30, 2012 9:30 pm

Dryunya wrote:I'm starting to get somewhere. I think I can crack it in about at hour, if I don't get distracted. :twisted:


You can do it! Wait, you're reading this...STOP GETTING DISTRACTED
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Re: New WTF post

Postby narrativedilettante on Sun Sep 30, 2012 9:32 pm

It looks like the cipher used in the Sherlock Holmes story "The Adventure of the Dancing Men." I'll see what I can make of it.
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Re: New WTF post

Postby Adell on Sun Sep 30, 2012 9:37 pm

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Re: New WTF post

Postby Dryunya on Sun Sep 30, 2012 9:47 pm

Well, you did distract me.
I tries to apply the code from the link. The first four characters spell "Ztwm". I guess the cipher doesn't fit, and we're going to have to start from scratch.
By the way, my assumption was incorrect, and I have to start over. =(
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Re: New WTF post

Postby Lordxana0 on Sun Sep 30, 2012 9:54 pm

The flags are pointing the wrong way
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Re: New WTF post

Postby Adell on Sun Sep 30, 2012 9:55 pm

Damn, yeah you're right. I was thinking maybe it would be we would use the guide to translate the sentence to letters, and then do another translation of that (like what we were gonna do for the comic page text) Maybe the image (or the guide) needs to be flipped? Or more likely this is only based off of the guide and letters are completely different.
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Re: New WTF post

Postby Lordxana0 on Sun Sep 30, 2012 9:57 pm

Adell wrote:Damn, yeah you're right. I was thinking maybe it would be we would use the guide to translate the sentence to letters, and then do another translation of that (like what we were gonna do for the comic page text) Maybe the image (or the guide) needs to be flipped? Or more likely this is only based off of the guide and letters are completely different.


Maybe. I just noticed the first flag is pointing away from the person not toward him. Could just be a mistake
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Re: New WTF post

Postby VmKid on Sun Sep 30, 2012 9:57 pm

The only thing I CAN take out of this is that the last three letters, the ones that are underlined, read "Joe".

Either this is Joe somehow writing to himself, that's a Red Herring, or something really wants Joe to know that it knows who he is.
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Re: New WTF post

Postby narrativedilettante on Sun Sep 30, 2012 10:01 pm

The last sentence seems to read "yoU arE ouR onlY hopE joE." Unsure if the caps are relevant or not.
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Re: New WTF post

Postby Adell on Sun Sep 30, 2012 10:03 pm

Wait so the guide works then?
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Re: New WTF post

Postby Lordxana0 on Sun Sep 30, 2012 10:05 pm

Maybe the first word was mistranslated?
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Re: New WTF post

Postby Quantumawesome on Sun Sep 30, 2012 10:06 pm

Maybe the beginning was nonsense just to throw us off. Let's try translating from the end.
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Re: New WTF post

Postby narrativedilettante on Sun Sep 30, 2012 10:07 pm

Using the guide, the beginning does seem like gibberish but the end seems to make sense. Don't know where the transition is yet.
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Re: New WTF post

Postby FeetontheCeiling on Sun Sep 30, 2012 10:08 pm

Lordxana0 wrote:The flags are pointing the wrong way

If that's the case, the first letter is a capital Z as opposed to a Q.

For the topmost line I've got "ZtwmQaeokuqRkteJxakf", though there were a few I found iffy so a double-check would be lovely :] If you guys are working from the bottom up, I'll keep working from top-down and we can probably meet in the middle.
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Re: New WTF post

Postby VmKid on Sun Sep 30, 2012 10:08 pm

Another possibility is some sort of double-cypher, where letters mean other letters or words are backwards.
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Re: New WTF post

Postby Adell on Sun Sep 30, 2012 10:09 pm

It's possible. Keep translating from the bottom and meet the others at halfway, then. See if there's a point where it transitions to what the guide is, or if only the first line is like that.
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Re: New WTF post

Postby Lordxana0 on Sun Sep 30, 2012 10:09 pm

First letter has flag going wrong way, other seem fine. Someone got sloopy making it and had the flag pointing away from stick dude well all other letter pointed toward them
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Re: New WTF post

Postby Dryunya on Sun Sep 30, 2012 10:11 pm

Am I not needed anymore? :cry:
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Re: New WTF post

Postby Adell on Sun Sep 30, 2012 10:13 pm

Everyone is needed! The more people doing this the more we have to compare and speculate and confirm. Remember, we're a team, working together is key!

This goes to everyone, if you're ever asking yourself "am I needed? Do they need my help?" The answer is always yes. Always.
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Re: New WTF post

Postby Dryunya on Sun Sep 30, 2012 10:15 pm

I would agree if that really was a decipheringing job. Now it's just matching the letters. No need to throw all the manpower at that, and there is hardly any room for a mistake.
Maybe I'll just stick all this into a timelime.

UPD: Well, they ninja'd me. I was asking for that, wasn't I? :gurt:
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