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Olorin
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Villain Training / Thanatos

Starting a thread for the emerging trail on Villain Training/Thanatos.

So far, we've received an email with subject "Do you have what it takes to become a villain?" from villain.trainingSPLATgmail.com

The content below came in the form of a single image (black background, white comic-sans all-caps text -capitalization below is guessed- with a gray TICKTOCKTICKTOCK heading on a pair of 'eyes')

Quote:

February 27, 2011

Dear Olorin,

You are hereby cordially invited for the masked villain training
In order to enter the program you first have to prove
yourself worthy and locate the virtual entrance to the training.

Beware,
cowards should not enter.
We are talking world changing events here.
Feel free to seek guidance or companionship from friends and
relatives you deem worthy.
Remember, only those who are up for the task are welcome.

Are you with me or against me?
I trust you will find a way into the training.
If not, then it's pretty obvious it's not for you to become a
masked villain.

Sin-cerely yours,
T.S.

PS:
If you are not interested,
don't worry, this is a one time invitation.
No e-mails will follow if you do not proceed.

If you are interested,
there's no need to contact me for help as
I will provide none.
So don't contact me at all, unless oyu have
an interesting subject to contact me about.


I found this related site:
http://sotanaht.com/
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 27, 2011 2:35 pm
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HunterEris
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In the background of the image is the word "enhanced" in a circle with the first e at the top. It starts just under the I in the last TICKTOCK.

On the our_enemy picture there is a number 4 and it mentions X-II and the Thanatos Project.

EDIT - Hope this doesn't break your page, but it shouldn't with resolutions these days.
http://i834.photobucket.com/albums/zz266/E_Hunter/inv_eris_hunter.jpg

[edit - changed the oversize image to a link - sorry - kona]

PostPosted: Sun Feb 27, 2011 2:37 pm
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notgordian
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I like this as a trailhead -- stylistic, yet polite.

Sin-cerely was cute, too. (Remind me and those of us who occassionally fall behind in ARGish gossip what X-II and The Thanatos Project are/were?)

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HunterEris
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notgordian wrote:
I like this as a trailhead -- stylistic, yet polite.

Sin-cerely was cute, too. (Remind me and those of us who occassionally fall behind in ARGish gossip what X-II and The Thanatos Project are/were?)


I have no idea either.

Either it's something that has been done before since X-II is "returning" or it has a backstory that we will be told.

PostPosted: Sun Feb 27, 2011 4:24 pm
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realitysyndrome
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I too received an invite, and for those without one of their own i did some adjustments so you can see the word "enhanced" a bit better.



https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/_vdDKIR3b47c/TWq-JsXo35I/AAAAAAAAB9w/4fb85UrKBDA/s800/inv_reality_syndrome.jpg

Speculation: Thanatos is a greek name for the god of death, so its possible that X-II are actually roman numerals... A massive stretch of the imagination reminds me that in tarot xiii is death, and xii is the "hanged man / traitor".

[edit - changed the oversize image to a link - sorry - kona]

PostPosted: Sun Feb 27, 2011 4:29 pm
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Olorin
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Now I see "enhanced" - Thanks, realitysyndrome!

The positioning of the letters for "enhanced" seems way too specific - I'll call dibs on over-imposing them on some other image at some point Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 27, 2011 5:50 pm
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Crescent
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emailing...

So I emailed.. and got this back in response:
It seems you actually lack potential.
I am starting to doubt if you are worthy to enter the Villain training.


Now leave me alone, or try harder,


T.S.

The word 'Villain' was in a different colour [v.dark blue] - no html link though or such - but thought worth mentioning .
Also - just looking at my inbox - the messge has an attachment apaprently - though see no link to download, open or interact with - any ideas [using yahoo mail]
<span>Villain</span> was page/element inf - hink his is just code for the yahoo word findy-thing... but if not??
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HunterEris
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Re: emailing...

Crescent wrote:
So I emailed.. and got this back in response:
It seems you actually lack potential.
I am starting to doubt if you are worthy to enter the Villain training.


Now leave me alone, or try harder,


T.S.

The word 'Villain' was in a different colour [v.dark blue] - no html link though or such - but thought worth mentioning .


What did you email in the first place to get that?

PostPosted: Sun Feb 27, 2011 6:56 pm
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Olorin
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Re: emailing...

Crescent wrote:
So I emailed.. and got this back in response:
It seems you actually lack potential.
I am starting to doubt if you are worthy to enter the Villain training.


Now leave me alone, or try harder,


T.S.

The word 'Villain' was in a different colour [v.dark blue] - no html link though or such - but thought worth mentioning .
Also - just looking at my inbox - the messge has an attachment apaprently - though see no link to download, open or interact with - any ideas [using yahoo mail]
<span>Villain</span> was page/element inf - hink his is just code for the yahoo word findy-thing... but if not??


Yahoo mail may show an attachment if the email had an image in it.
Since the first email from T.S. was essentially one big image, this may be the case in your new email.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 27, 2011 7:16 pm
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Regarding large images. Can you guys "Attach" them instead of imbedding them? We have members from all over the world and not everyone is on T1 lines so these are really slow loading.

Thanks!
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snorkle256
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http://www.reallifesuperheroes.com/2011/02/21/thanatos/

I wonder if there is any connection?

-edit- probably not, but it is still weird to learn that people are actually doing this.

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knarF
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snorkle256 wrote:
http://www.reallifesuperheroes.com/2011/02/21/thanatos/

I wonder if there is any connection?

-edit- probably not, but it is still weird to learn that people are actually doing this.

The Real Life Superhero Project is 100% real, i've been following it for a while. Just FYI.

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Nighthawk
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Just received a personal invitation. See attached.

Not that I'm hard to find... but where did they get my name and email (personal email, not my corporate one), I wonder?
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kolixela
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Received one as well, just curious how the email lead to the http://sotanaht.com/ page.

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thebruce
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I also got the email, shortly after the OP. Just been lurking to see what's up...
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