Saturday, January 19, 2008

why am i still up?

...oh yeah, Mystery Hunt.

I have no idea if our team getting owned or doing average, but at least I'm having fun, which really is the most important part. I ended up spending about six hours on a single puzzle that involved running around basically all of Main Campus, but ultimately my group and I prevailed to find the solution! So that made me happy.

Now I'm stuck on a poker-related puzzle. Which you'd think would be right up my alley, but it's so ridiculous that I have no idea where to start (and the puzzle's flavor text seems to be no help at all). I'll share more details later (since the liveblog side of things seems to be pretty adequately covered, I'll probably just end up putting one big post with photos, commentary, and quotes after the Hunt ends), but for now I am heading to bed.

Yeah, I know, sleep is for weaklings; but I love it so much. That being said, part of the fun really is staying up ridiculously late (I consider 3:30 pretty ridiculous anyway though), so huge props to all the solvers, on my team and elsewhere, who are dedicated (or masochistic) enough to keep solving through the darkest hours of night and morning.

Update @ 5:30 - I'm not sure whether to be proud or deeply, deeply ashamed of the fact that I stayed up two more hours looking up titles of B-rated horror movies. Clearly, when an MIT student says he's going to bed...don't believe him!


Isshak Ferdjani said...

lol I was about to call to ask if I could help with a puzzle or something (I'm bored and it looks fun). But then I realized 2 things : you could be sleeping, and i don't think you have the right to email puzzles. So I guess all I can do is wish you good luck ! ^^

kate said...

Hey Robot Boy! Good luck with Mystery seems to be off to an intense start.

Isshak Ferdjani said...

trust me, it is intense, I am trying to decipher Odd one out, and this one alone is really hard.

Anonymous said...

Ah, you're so dedicated to the hunt! I have yet to start at all - and from my understanding, it'll all be over by tomorrow. Oh well. I may go tonight for a while =P