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nomadicrain
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ThaJinx wrote:
More than likely it's a matter of photoshop coding the image. I've found the same tag in images unrelated to this game. Good eye, though.


I should have posted sooner. I did more research and saw that the string actually continues and says Ducky (misc text) Adobe. I found that this string is added to all adobe edited jpg's. I am going to try and see if I can find anything in photoshop with this image...just do some processing on it to see if anything comes out. There is just something in this image that is strange to me.

Also have you guys noticed the number of images from strange perspectives on the livejournal site. Lots of images that look like they could hold clues. I am going to take some time to look more closely but any other eyes on some of these images would be great.

PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2005 1:13 pm
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During two different ARGs, players were concerned with some images I had generated which also contained the string, "Ducky." It's just something that Adobe does.

I'd really tend to doubt that it means anything at all. I know I certainly didn't mean anything by it! Smile (seems to be my forte, though ... Rolling Eyes )
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2005 3:23 pm
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Abraxas
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Apparently they thought twice about linking to a livejournal? Laughing
The "affiliates" link is gone now.
The floor plan is better than the other one, but still strange. Wink

I guess "phase 2" is the launch of another loft project in one of the other 3 designated places Anne found at her door step.
The "Gateway One" is very interesting. My current theory:
VaporLofts is building up 4 nodes around the globe - notice the equal distance between each two of them - which allow them to establish some kind of teleportation system. Explains the amount of power they apparently need.

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nomadicrain
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Quote:
It's just something that Adobe does


I actually read somewhere today that it is an inside joke with adobe employees, apparently they all like rubber duckies. Smile

Abraxas wrote:
The "Gateway One" is very interesting. My current theory:
VaporLofts is building up 4 nodes around the globe - notice the equal distance between each two of them - which allow them to establish some kind of teleportation system. Explains the amount of power they apparently need.


That is a good theory. That is an idea that was floating in my mind.


:begin schizophrenic rant Wink
Another possiblity that I see is that each "apartment" is some kind of control center. These "key" cities are then a way to control people to make us into a slave/drone world that is subservient to alien races. Laughing
:end schizophrenic rant: Wink

Just kidding, but I do think the TP idea is a good one, vaporloft=transport
with the thing being transported kind of in a vaporous state.

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nomadicrain
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Well I have been looking at the images and can't pick anything up. Oh Well. I guess we will just have to wait for an update.

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ThaJinx
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When I first posted this thread I both emailed vaporlofts and left a message on their voicemail. Today I received a text message from the number they have listed on their page with the following:
Quote:
http://fleursdumal.org/poem/139
The webpage itself seems to be meta and out of game, but the page linked to has the original version and four translations of the poem "Reversibilite" by Charles Baudelaire's Les Fleurs du Mal.

I'm not too sure what to make of this just yet, but I thought it important to update anyone following.

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Abraxas
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Only two links from that you can find stuff like this.
Curios.

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Abraxas wrote:
Only two links from that you can find stuff like this.
Curios.


Confused I am NOT touching that link! Razz
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Disclaimer: that link^^ is not explicit in any way, shape or form. The page is 90% text with a couple of pictures of a very SFW book cover.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 09, 2005 11:35 am
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Abraxas
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Atrophied wrote:
Disclaimer: that link^^ is not explicit in any way, shape or form.

And just one click away from something that is...
Exclamation

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ThaJinx
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Like I said, it seems like it's OOG. Which brings us back to, y'know, the actual link.

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Kender
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I sent them an email asking about the weird website yesterday.
I put in a link to my webserver to try and track the origin and they actually clicked the link twice.
Once at 09:14 and once at 10:36 (GMT+1). The source was
Name: nodomaintransfer27.com
Address: 64.34.166.88
Apparently vaporloft uses an anonymizer proxy to read their emails Smile
No reply though Sad

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Midnight
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Third floor plan

Hi guys! I'd like to help if I can. I added point_system to my friends list.

Also, the third level floor plan is now active. It links to a letter about the Gare du Nord camera accident.

Quote:
To:
Vapor Loft Renovation Project: Atlanta Branch
Vapor, Inc.
Box 19743
Atlanta, GA 30325
+1.770.861.8401

File # -----

Details: Na nvecynar rkcybqrq svir zvyrf bire gur Cnpvsvp Bprna. Gb qngr, gurer vf bayl bar xabja fheivibe, sbhaq 32 ubhef naq 14 zvahgrf yngre nzvqfg gur sybngvat jerpxntr naq erznvaf bs gur nveyvare. Erpbyyrpgvba bs ure yvsr cerivbhf gb ure pbagnpg jvgu gur erfphr grnzf jub sbhaq ure vf yvzvgrq gb onfvp ybpngvbany vqragvsvref naq ure anzr, juvpu pnhfrf jneenag sbe shegure vairfgvtngvba vagb ure zrqvpny svyrf.


The text behind "Details" is Rot13 and translates to another text from the blog:

Quote:
An airplane exploded five miles over the Pacific Ocean. To date, there is only one known survivor, found 32 hours and 14 minutes later amidst the floating wreckage and remains of the airliner. Recollection of her life previous to her contact with the rescue teams who found her is limited to basic locational identifiers and her name, which causes warrant for further investigation into her medical files.


There's a morse code visible, if you keep your cursor hovering over the picture of the letter.

Quote:
...- .- .--. --- .-.
--..--
.. -. -.-.
-.-. --- -. -.-. . .--. - ..- .- .-..



Which translates to: VAPOR,INC CONCEPTUAL

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Abraxas
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Note that the page name refers to the incident in the ROTed text. It's 321486.html and the woman - who we know is Sarah Belton/Meghin Svensenki - was found alive 32 hours and 14 minutes after the explosion.
The floorplan to level 2 does have a similar page name (080586.html).
Does that mean that the 0805 has any relevance to the text found there?
And what - if anything - does the 86 at the end of both page names represent?
08/05 was the date when Anne was at her sister Jenna's place which had been vandalised some weeks before that.

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ThaJinx
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New point_system post: http://www.livejournal.com/users/point_system/6558.html

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