Monday, June 16, 2008

Rock-Paper-Scissors-----SAND

It's been a long time since my first post and unfortunately, the world is still as it was at that time. I didn't have much to comment on the world then and I still don't have anything to comment on it now.

However, everything in life has a purpose and so does this post. The purpose of this post is to talk about an interesting game I came across recently.

Background :
I have recently started reading the Sandman comics by Neil Gaiman and I must say that they are the best comics I have ever read.(but then again, my comics experience is limited to superhero stuff and the odd graphic novel). More on Sandman later (there are 75 issues to browse through).

In the first volume, there is this riddling game which occurs between Morpheus, the God of Dreams and a demon called Choronzon. The game is referred only as "the oldest game" and it goes like this :

Choronzon: I am a dire wolf, prey-stalking, lethal prowler.
Morpheus: I am a hunter, horse-mounted, wolf-stabbing.
Choronzon: I am a horsefly, horse-stinging, hunter-throwing.
Morpheus: I am a spider, fly-consuming, eight legged.
Choronzon: I am a snake, spider-devouring, poison-toothed.
Morpheus: I am an ox, snake-crushing, heavy footed.
Choronzon: I am an anthrax, butcher bacterium, warm-life destroying.
Morpheus: I am a world, space-floating, life nurturing.
Choronzon: I am a nova, all-exploding, planet-cremating.
Morpheus: I am the universe -- all things encompassing, all life embracing.
Choronzon: I am anti-life, the beast of judgment. I am the dark at the end of everything. The end of universes, gods, worlds... of everything. SSS. And what will you be then, Dreamlord?
Morpheus: I am hope.


Now, during my googling on this riddle game, I found several articles talking about the supremacy of Hope and how it can still be outmatched by despair and so on but that is not the purpose of this post.
It is not the purpose of this post to explore this dialogue further or comment on its aspects. The purpose of this post is this:
I am bored. And I would love to play this game. So, if you have stumbled upon this post by chance or by fate or by me pinging you on gtalk or however, and are interested in a round of "the oldest game'

I am boredom.. mind numbing.. Insanity breeding..
What will you be?

60 comments:

Anup Bishnoi said...

i am calamity.. earth-shattering.. life-threatening.. where boredom has no place

harsha said...

I am relief.. Peace bringing.. wound healing

Twig Schandra said...

I am nothing

Anup Bishnoi said...

i am civil war.. peace-destroying.. religions fighting

harsha said...

since nothing doesn't really trounce relief.. leaving it out

harsha said...

I am compromise.. all pleasing.. tempers cooling

Anup Bishnoi said...

i am jealousy.. gold-snatching.. theft-inciting

harsha said...

I am generosity.. gold giving.. all forgiving

Anup Bishnoi said...

i am reality.. where gold giving generosity dont leave long

Anup Bishnoi said...

live long*

harsha said...

I am imagination.. I create my own reality and my own rules

Vinayak said...

I am a Compiler Construction assignment. I leave no space for imagination.

harsha said...

I am Nitin Bansal.. do the assignment perfectly.. I will still cut some marks

Vinayak said...

I am hungry. I eat Nitin Bansal.

Vinayak said...

Oh was that a syntax error? Considering "hungry" is not a noun?

Twig Schandra said...

I'm brain death. consciousness killer.. nothingness bringer

harsha said...

Since you are new to this game, I will let you edit that

harsha said...

and ritheesh.. i know you want to end with nothing but nothingness should be reached gradually.. not abruptly.. and should have atleast a bit of connection to the opponent's manner of being

Twig Schandra said...

I really think nothing or void is ultimate. Any way go on with your game

Vinayak said...

I am Nitin Bansal's advisor. I kill him everyday.

harsha said...

I am the advisor's partner.. I dont need to explain further :)

Vinayak said...

I am a cockroach. I scare the hell out of people's partners.

Anup Bishnoi said...

i am Cockroach Swatting Slipper. I swat cockroaches 'from a safe distance'

Anup Bishnoi said...

http://sayesha.blogspot.com/2007/04/unusual-and-un-useless.html

harsha said...

I am a manhole cover.. I trip slippers and break them

Anup Bishnoi said...

i am asteroid.. i blast the manhole and the cover into non-existence

harsha said...

I am the earth's atmosphere.. i burn up the asteroids

Anup Bishnoi said...

i am global warming.. atmosphere-threatening.. more harmful than human fart

kranthi said...

i am earth...atmosphere changes according to me

harsha said...

@bish..
I am carrier ac.. air cooling.. heat reducing

harsha said...

@kranthi
I am a nova, all-exploding, planet-cremating. :)

Anup Bishnoi said...

@harsha
i am Electricity Board.. i provide power as well as cut it

@kranthi
i am alien.. earth-invading.. laser-blasting

harsha said...

I am bribe.. I corrupt people at the electricity board

harsha said...

@bish's response to kranthi..
I am ah-nuld.. I kill aliens :)
now terminate this branch and focus on the other.

Anup Bishnoi said...

i am whistle-blower.. i get bribers caught

harsha said...

I am asthma.. I make whistle blowers breathless

Twig Schandra said...

I'm Opium .. Opium Poppy. I killed Dickens asthma.

casinaroyale said...

I am drug addict, opium devouring, twig crushing.

Twig Schandra said...

I'm death. The definiteness of a drug addict.

harsha said...

I am Nirvana.. Removing bondage to the life-death cycle

Anup Bishnoi said...

i am kurt gobain's suicide.. i took away nirvana from the face of this earth

harsha said...

I am the "Foo Fighters".. I got over cobain's suicide and started creating better music :D

Twig Schandra said...

I'm Taliban. No Music. No songs.

casinaroyale said...

I am the blogger, truth seeking and Taliban torturing.

Twig Schandra said...

I'm the wordpress.com. blogger is a poor taste

Twig Schandra said...

I'm correctness. I fight mistakes, above comment and myself.

harsha said...

I am Judgement.. I decide what's correct and what's not..

Twig Schandra said...

I'm an Indian court of law. I delay Judgment .

casinaroyale said...

I am atom bomb. I can destroy any building.

Twig Schandra said...

I'm Japan. See it NOW.

Charlotte said...

People should read this.

sandeep said...

I am Global Recession, wiping off post war wealth.

harsha said...

I am the 700 Billion dollar relief fund..bonus giving.. cash flowing

Anup Bishnoi said...

i'm green paper eating, note-digesting, square headed alien from Singuan IV that ate the money

harsha said...

I am agent J from MIB.. Bzzzzzzpppp.. I Zap you with my neuralizer..

Anup Bishnoi said...

I'm ahimsa, peace-making, tranquilizing, and made agent J impotent

harsha said...

I am Viagra.. I make agent J potent..

Anup Bishnoi said...

I am time, i made him too old for viagra, but the poor bastard thought it was some kind of joke and died when he took another one anyway.

harsha said...

I am xkcd.com.. I am the perfect way to kill time.. :)

Anup Bishnoi said...

I'm Randall Munroe's mom, and i didn't like him wasting his life on stupid matchstick men and non-existent irony. I shut xkcd down. I hope now he'll be a good boy and study

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