Love me or hate me, we will be boys, standing at that altar.
I understand the last blog is something which will be difficult for most Secret hunters to even consider. We want this pairing method to be very tidy and consistent. Unfortunately, this initially doesn't appear to be the case. What I am proposing appears complex but think of it as a word search of sorts. We are given a clear data set for each puzzle. Old World group, jewel, birth flower, and month. We find them in the images, now we must them out in the verses. It begins to morph from complex to simply different. Different from what most want and believe about these puzzles. Think about it from a creation standpoint. We are instructed to wed two things, image and verse. The images all contain a standard set of items found in all twelve. Why wouldn't we pay attention to these things and search them out in our verses? They are the only constant.
In the previous blog, I addressed the trifecta - jewel, flower, and month but how about the Old World group? Can we extend this search to include Old World group? What boxes does this data set check across our twelve pairings? I believe we can and we have been doing so for a very long time. I'll also provide a visual at the end of the verse data including gaps. Where do we begin? Are there more iconic columns than the ones at the Parthenon and what was Byron's opinion per the Japanese hints? Is there a more famous stone wall than The Great Wall of China and does the dragon in the painting provide a little hint to it? How about the Colosseum in Rome? Byron straight up gives us Fays for the Turquoise puzzle. Could the grey giant reference Stalin - who's chosen nom de guerre translates to the man of steel?
There are traces of our given data set throughout the verses. Again, is the method consistent, no? Do we want it to be, sure...but was it designed to be? Were we intended to think of it as a set and not individual things. Checking a box checks them all? As we identify the easy ones, Fays, Greeks, etc, do the harder ones become simpler to slot in?
One last thing to think on. Did Byron believe we would put heavier consideration on his given data set when attempting to solve the verse lines? Do many of the answers have a tie to the month number, flower, jewel, or Old World group? Is it coincidence or intentional?
Why you gotta be so rude? I'm gonna marry her anyway.
Music - Rude - Magic!