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#21 princecharmthings

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Posted 12 October 2011 - 06:32 AM

Spoiler for A couple of things have crossed my mind but I think I will go with this ...

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#22 princecharmthings

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Posted 12 October 2011 - 06:38 AM

Spoiler for how bout
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Edited by princecharmthings, 12 October 2011 - 06:45 AM.

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Posted 12 October 2011 - 06:47 AM

While things along the lines of the constitution and Christianity and the Dead Sea scrolls are certainly understandable as answers, I'd consider them too close to a "forgotten philosophy" that the title excludes. I generally make the true answer something that is unequivocally very different than the decoy answer in the title that the riddle sounds like at first blush, yet something that's clearly described by the riddle when interpreted in another way. English units of measurement are a little further from that category, but I'm not sure if I'd really say that their time has come and gone and come again.
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#24 princecharmthings

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Posted 12 October 2011 - 08:54 AM

I'm born of scholars' toil long
Forsaken, no longer germane
My time has come, my time has gone
Anon it is coming again

My words now few will understand
They're twisted obscuring the truth
And so they spread throughout the land
Discernment requiring a sleuth

In downward spiral, chaos calls
Destroying the orderly life
Until the ruler finally falls
Thus bringing and end to this strife

Spoiler for I had to rise up out of my bed at 3:45 to try to answer this:

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Posted 12 October 2011 - 01:19 PM

Spoiler for umm

Its all I could come up with after a long time of thinking on this... would love to know what the answer really is though.
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Posted 12 October 2011 - 02:38 PM

Spoiler for stretching the metaphor...

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Posted 12 October 2011 - 03:20 PM

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Posted 12 October 2011 - 11:37 PM

Spoiler for Just a Guess

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#29 princecharmthings

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 12:40 AM

Is there some way of using the "Spoiler" while replying while on the "Mobile" theme?
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Posted 13 October 2011 - 02:19 AM

This one's not about a revolution or social unrest except perhaps in a very tangential sort of way; I tend to riddle about more tangible stuff. Neither about Revelations, even though it's not a "forgotten" philosophy I would still consider it too close to the title's exclusion. I didn't have a cicada in mind, and am not clearly seeing how to stretch the metaphor that much, although maybe it would be possible. Also not about a yo-yo, I can clearly see how it would fit lines 3-4 and the last stanza, but less so the middle.

It's funny that you should ask if the answer could be history. Well, yes actually. The answer could be history. That's not the answer to the riddle though. This bizarre and perhaps frustrating statement will become clear once the answer is discerned.

I haven't used mobile devices, but I suspect that you could type
[spoiler=" " with a close bracket, then your text, then [/spoiler with a close bracket to make stuff appear inside a spoiler.
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