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Yoruichi-san

The Slow Riddle

Question

Over time some things may change,

Whilst all the others remain the same.

A mountain standing as steady as can be,

Only seems unmoving to you and me.

Things not at first readily seen,

You may upon closer inspection glean.

The words will sometimes lie,

But on numbers you can always count by.

If this may tend toward the awkward at times,

It's not due to difficulty trying to rhyme.

As usual, don't go about this the usual way,

B/c by not the usual rules can I play.

Albeit this creation was indeed very tedious to make,

May solving it by comparison only be a piece of cake,

What am I?

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The earth from the perspective of the sun--or perhaps the solar year.

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Nope, as usual with 'Y-san style' riddles, guessing at the answer won't help ;).

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Alright, since I'm feeling generous b/c I'm super-excited about Liar Game...

You may think that, grammatically, there should be commas in the last line. There shouldn't...not by what it's sneakily really supposed to hint at at least

;)
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yeast/fungi...or rising dough



but mostly yeast...:shrug:...? :)
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Nope.

The answer is a 7 letter word.

That may help you figure out the device ;).

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While I don't see how the overall grammatical structure of the riddle points toward this answer, many of the clues make me think of

a fractal

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Nice of you to bring up structure...the general structure of the poem, combined with my previous hint, might afford some clues.

Couplets...and how many?

;)
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yeast/fungi...or rising dough

but mostly yeast...:shrug:...? :)

greedy?

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Unno...not sure where that came from, but...

14 lines, 7 couplets, 7 letter-word....yes, each couplet gives a letter



The riddle itself hints to what to do to find those letters ;)
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I'll guess at a couple of couplets

The words will sometimes lie,


But on numbers you can always count by.

I'll guess I, the symbol for the Imaginary Numbers set
(I think N, the Natural Numbers could also be a good guess)

As usual, don't go about this the usual way,


B/c by not the usual rules can I play.

I'm going to pretend it's really B*c and guess 'v'

Are either of these even on the right track?

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I'll guess at a couple of couplets

The words will sometimes lie,

But on numbers you can always count by.

I'll guess I, the symbol for the Imaginary Numbers set

(I think N, the Natural Numbers could also be a good guess)

As usual, don't go about this the usual way,

B/c by not the usual rules can I play.

I'm going to pretend it's really B*c and guess 'v'

Are either of these even on the right track?

Clever interpretation, lol...I totally love the last one :D. But actually, there's only one device for the entire riddle, that's the same for each couplet, and like the other riddles in the series, it doesn't require any guessing ;).

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Am I on the right track?

as in "solving it by comparison"?

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Am I on the right track?

as in "solving it by comparison"?

Yep, that is an important aspect of the device. ;)

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entropy? seven letters and kinda fits discriptively. have added number of letters with and without spaces and punctuation and words and... have not been able to come up with anything sensical...yet.

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the same things, I haven't gotten anything legible. Try differences? What do you think "RELATIVELY" suggests? As in what is relative to what?

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