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[CHARLOTTE] Charlotte is becoming real
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PostLarval
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addlepated wrote:
1. How do we contact the people speaking on the tapes?
2. What did you hope to accomplish by sending us the tapes?


I like both of these questions. The only reason I would favor #2 is that it's more all-encompassing. If we ask #1 and we're not supposed to contact the people on the tapes, we're SOL. We might get a more vague answer with #2, but it should at least point us in the right direction.

Plus, I've never gotten a direct answer to a direct question when ARGing. Even if we are supposed to contact them, we're not likely to be told "you can reach them at soandsoSPLATsuchandsuch.com". We'd probably get the same vague hints we'd get from asking question #2. IMHO.
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thebruce
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ooo ooo... I came home today to a mail slip telling me I have a package to pick up at the post office (I hate when they do that, with a one hour window after work before they close)
Don't know if it's for this, but the timing is perfect... will find out tomorrow!
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2009 8:53 pm
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addlepated
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Okay, we need a tiebreaker vote. I'll compass in here and in IRC.

To review -

1. How do we contact the people speaking on the tapes?
2. What did you hope to accomplish by sending us the tapes?
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catherwood
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Oriza wrote:
Also, maybe 'What does the writing on the tape mean'?

I rather think that it's just a numbering convention, and at most it's a puzzle for us to figure out on our own.

Can you ask for more opportunities to ask more questions? (heh, the "no wishing for extra wishes" rule probably applies)

what about "Why me?", something to the effect of, "How am I involved in this private discussion?" I guess that's a vote for the second option already on the table,
2. What did you hope to accomplish by sending us the tapes?

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addlepated
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Many votes in IRC for #1, and reasoning being that the message says P.Martin is giving us their "ongoing support," so if we ask the wrong questions, we might be given the opportunity to ask the right ones.
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addlepated
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Last call - it's about 2:1 for "How do we contact the people speaking on the tapes?" Anyone have major issues? Else I'm goin' in!!
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2009 9:28 pm
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addlepated
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Okay, mail sent, and perhaps I made it vague enough so that everyones' questions got asked:

Quote:
Greetings to you, P.Martin, and I hope the evening finds you well.

I have to admit that my friends and I are extremely curious about the tapes you have sent us, as well as your motivation for doing so. It's been quite the topic of conversation for the last several days.

What we would like to know is: How do we get in contact with the people from the tape?

Thank you,
Dee

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celina63
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addlepated wrote:
Looks like someone else got a tape - http://danaking.blogspot.com/2009/03/true-mystery.html


I'm as curious as this recipient as to why he would be included in this mailing. I'm also curious as to where he got the return address was "a beachfront condo, currently for sale"....

ETA: Wow he's a better investigator than I: http://www.terrysheldon.com/3540mission/index.html

Turns out it's not an apartment building as we had assumed, but condo conversions - and apparently the management company is looking to offload it...

ETAA: Um, oops. Probably not the only person in the world to assume "Dana" is a chick name Very Happy. Changed recipient gender.
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labfly
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yeah, i've been reading the v detailed profile page - i'm always suspicious when a blogger fills out tons of info & in this case we have a person/writer/dad w/a daughter he "adores". hmmm?
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addlepated
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We're trying to clear out #charlotte long enough to reclaim ops, so we're temporarily (maybe permanently?) chatting in #therapy.
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addlepated
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Okay -

The package came from 3540 Mission Blvd. When I first got it, nothing came up on Google for it. Now something is. Hmmmmmmm.

ETA: Nevermind -

21:17:29 <enaxor> the webpage was registered back in 2001
21:17:51 <Addlepated> yeah
21:17:59 <Addlepated> so much for my "conspiracy theory"
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mekdahl
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Sorry I was in class, Biology Rolling Eyes ...Anyways I think contacting the people is a great question!

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addlepated
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Here's perhaps a thought - depends on how meta you want to get.

Quote:
Of course you could always just write to me yourself. I get excited about every e-mail, as I am a mail-o-holic. I have a laptop in every room of the house, so I can check my e-mail undisturbed, plus I have a 2 kilo mobile with integrated computer.


http://www.sebastianfitzek.com/?artikel=8 (the author's website)
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labfly
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of course i was mulling this last nite - Dana King's blog is still bugging me

in the email to the tape recipients:

Quote:
But you shouldn’t look for me. Instead you should look for the truth.


and then Dana King (who could v well be a real person but still in cahoots
w/this story somehow - imho) writes in his blog "one bite at a time"
a post titled "A True Mystery" & ends with the tag line "True story. Swear to God."
and then posts over on Crimespace about receiving the tape and titles it again "A True Mystery" -

we know previously the writer of the book "Therapy" stepped into the last
arg for one of his books - perhaps this time it's another real person?

sorry to ramble on about it but it is bugging me for some reason.
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Tresbien
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labfly, my initial reaction also was that the tape going to Dana King was quite random. Later I remembered that in the Blindness ARG packages were received by people who didn't appear to have any connection at all. He did reply to addlepated's comment and said he'd read the thread here.

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