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posticon The Event and it's effects controlled by popular mythos ??


Something's been eating at me....


Could The Event and it's side effects (The Objects and their powers) be somehow controlled by popular mythos at the time ??


Example: The Motel......why did 9 rooms survive ?? why did'nt the whole motel vanish from existence ???

Solution: the phrase "A stitch in time saves nine"

Example: The Pen....why did such a mundane item become so powerful ??

Solution: the phrase "the pen is mightier that the sword"

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I think this can go on and on with the Objects......

Can anyone else tie an Object to a popular phrase of the time ??


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I thought of the one about the pen. It didn’t occur to me that there might be a whole system. Your “stitch in time…” observation is pure genius. If the quarter had been a penny, then it could be “a penny for your thoughts”. The Polaroid could be “a picture is worth a thousand words”. I can’t think of anything for the clock, scissors, watch, etc. I have noticed, however, that there is often a symbolic connectio0n between the object and its function. For example, the watch is an “egg timer”. The bus ticket takes you somewhere. The rotating action of the scissors is paralleled by their function. The flask intoxicates. You could be up all night trying to figure out why a comb stops time!
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Re: The Event and it's effects controlled by popular mythos ??


Chuklbunny, what a fun game you've created, and such clever associations by you, and by Spike!

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You could be up all night trying to figure out why a comb stops time!



(I don't have a phrase,) but , since Christopher Leone has said "the Comb is activated when you run it through your hair", does it stop time b/c it creates static?
Reaching- maybe, "Let's not split hairs" b/c that keeps a sore issue from being resolved by all parties involved.
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That’s quite good. Honestly, I didn’t know how you would do it.

But you have refreshed the fountain. One might also note that combing one’s hair is associated with vanity which, very often, is an effort to stop time. I can imagine a woman making the observation: “This comb works wonders on my hair, I just wish it could stop time.”
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I love this line of thinking. The Watch boils eggs because it's an egg timer. The Pen is mightier than the sword. The Clock causes metal to erode and the Watch Box protects things from decaying.

I wonder how much of that was intentional by the writers.

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These associations may have been partly unconscious. It is impossible, without a random number generator, to produce a completely random association. In the case of assigning magical properties to objects, the process of generating random associations would be unduly laborious.
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It's not much, but it's the best I can come up with.

"Beauty is in the eye of the beholder", who ever is in posession of the eye has the power to heal and destroy flesh.

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Great idea!

A watched clock never tells the time.
A gold key opens every door.

Check this site out there's squillions of proverbs there:
http://www.proverbatim.com/

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I don't think that the witers used this method, but very strange how everything has its own phrase. Remember now, If you look hard enough,you WILL find it.

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“I believe more in the scissors than I do in the pencil.” - Truman Capote

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