MAZE General Comments

For saying something.

This and that.

 - Image copyright 1985 by Christopher Manson

978 thoughts on “MAZE General Comments

  1. Red Bloom (foaled 11 March 2001) is a British Thoroughbred racehorse and broodmare. In a racing career which lasted from July 2003 until October 2006 she ran nineteen times, competing in four different countries and won six times as well as being placed on seven occasions.

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  2. In mythology and the study of folklore and religion, a trickster is a character in a story (god, goddess, spirit, human, or anthropomorphisation) who exhibits a great degree of intellect or secret knowledge and uses it to play tricks or otherwise disobey normal rules and defy conventional behavior.

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    • like that rabbit who keeps stealing my cereal

      that’s what I call some “hare”-raising information

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  3. People should learn to see and so avoid all danger. Just as a wise man keeps away from a mad dog, so one should not make friends with Vewatkin.

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    • yeah but all dogs are cool and so is vewatkin and that’s the end of the story

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  4. If it reeks of humiliation or looks like the lowest of lows, then you can safely describe it as being posted by Vewatkin.

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    • But I tell ya, I tell ya, I don’t get no respect, no respect at all. I said to my wife the other day, my wife, oh boy, I said, “Honey, this house has too many animals, too many animals for a proper house.” She says, “Well, maybe you should step outside.”

      No respect, no respect, I tell ya. My wife, she’s a tough one, tough, she’s downright mean. I tell her, “Honey, I think I left my shoe in 38,” and she says, “Funny, smells like you were stepping in number 2.”

      But you know my wife, one thing about my wife, she likes to talk with me after sex. That’s why you always hear the phone ringing.

      But I tell you, my wife, she gives me such stress. Stress! She gives me stress, my wife. She says, “Baby, I want to remodel. I need you to go pull up the floors.” I said, “Alright, honey, whatever you want. Where should I get started?” She says, “Room 33.”

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  5. Deliberate reasoning errors, such as: baseless claims, irrelevance, sweeping generalizations (one example = true for all) anecdotal evidence offered as “proof”, invalid appeals to biased or unqualified authorities, invalid appeals to the crowd (“everybody knows…”)

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    • I’ve recently happened upon a short story that seems eerily similar to MAZE, in both its content and its context. It’s called “The House Among The Laurels” by William Hope Hodgson.

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    • I read the story at your suggestion. Can you elaborate on some of the similarities?

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  6. Has anyone ever seen a copy of Maze in the wild? Random, I know, but I just remembered being at a summer camp and seeing someone reading it on a hike. I probably would have been more excited but I was young so I just thought it was popular or something

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    • I don’t know if this qualifies, but Rian Johnson Tweeted a picture of his bookshelf at some point (or maybe it was in a video) and he had MAZE on his shelf. (This has already been mentioned here, possibly, can’t remember, sorry if so.)

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    • I’ve seen it in bookstores before, but I don’t think I’ve come across a copy besides that.

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  7. youtube dot com slash watch question mark v equals 2IoanTzkVV4

    “Did you ever tell em how you wound up in that chair?
    Did you sneak in the lair while the king wasn’t there?
    Did you make them all aware sometimes life isn’t fair”

    “Did you make em think that god had something on his mind?
    Did he make a design that went outside the lines?”

    “Think about consequences that you’ll leave
    When you con and deceive and the people believe
    Sure that they’re the ones to grieve over what you achieve
    All the plans you conceive and the plots that you weave.”

    scarily fitting mazey song o_0

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  8. In the spirit of following through with old stuff, here are some mockups of the Maze Revisited thing I made at the beginning of the year but forgot to share
    ritzbyss dot tumb lr dot com slash post slash 637747575674503168 slash old-maze-art

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    • Fashion decisions notwithstanding, that is very nice work. Do you have un-MAZE-related artwork online we could check out?

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    • Aww, that’s very sweet. I uploaded some more on the blog:
      tu mblr dot com slash blog slash ritzbyss
      the first is an experiment surrealist thingy and the second and third are from a verrrry campy comic i made a while back.

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    • I assume you mean my asking whether you could explain why you thought a picture you sent me was significant. It was neither rhetorical nor a statement; it’s a legitimate question.

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    • Apart from the $100,000 on the STOP sign, why would you want me to also say “my name”, Vewatkin? B

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    • ‘to the left, to the left’
      ‘say my name’
      ‘illusion’
      ‘my time has come’

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  9. When it says, “Like Atlas, you bear it on your shoulders.” – Would a better translation be; “Like A. Tellus, you bear it on your shoulders? Thought it would be worth mentioning since “Tellus” is the Latin word for “Earth”.

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    • No, that just seems to be taking a word that’s a little similar and plugging it into an unhelpful context. Interesting figure, though, Tellus; I’m going to look around the book for a more plausible reference to her. (Does the book say “tell us” anywhere? Can’t remember an instance offhand.)

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    • That would be the best shot, one would think, but it doesn’t seem like a Tellus reference there.

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    • With your say-so, I’d like to email you a picture that I have recently discovered. This picture reminds me of the rooms 24, 25 and 26 within this labyrinth. Is that alright with you, Vewatkin?

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    • Thank you Vewatkin.
      p.s. Without this book, the picture that I’m going to be sending, wouldn’t make any sense. B

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    • Is this just another one of your constrained stipulative talks that you’re indulging in, to avoid addressing a difficult subject or situation directly, as if by a misplaced ruse?

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    • Telus is a wireless provider in Canada and I’m sure it’s more than likely that Manson had a time machine in which to subscribe to one of Telus’ affordable plans. There are also a lot of birds in Telus commercials, so that’s a big one too.

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    • NO, NO time machines. “Did this exist before 1985?” is too important to MAZE culture.

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    • Google’s Deep Dream Generator, is the website where I was first to point out that picture that I sent you via email, Vewatkin.

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    • More to the point, I guess: What was your aim in sharing it? I feel like I offended you by saying it made no sense, but I thought you were implying as much (with irony) in your email. And now it seems the photo was taken from an arbitrary source without surrounding, meaningful context. So I’m truly stumped!

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    • I originally excluded the surrounding perimeter of the picture to make it seem more uniform in appearance. Would you like the actual picture, which (by the way) includes the proof of where it came from?

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  10. I think that the real reasoning behind some of these clues, is because that there is so much more as to what isn’t being sh one, than is being overlOOked or forGoTten.

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    • You’re actually right, if I’m interpreting this correctly. Works like MAZE or Petscop seem more like snapshots than linear puzzles, with a ton of information and thought processes omitted. Even the more simplistic puzzles are just part of a greater, more obfuscated whole. The final room is a great example of this. We’re not missing information, we have to MAKE information.

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    • The time you spent pretending that comment made sense could have been spent UPLOADING THAT VIDEO.

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    • also, let it be known that a member of mazecast complained about things taking too long to be uploaded. wink wink nudge nudge…

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    • Not sure what you’re implying, ritz, but when we have a new video, we upload it with lightning-fast speed (might have something to do with the zero time we spend on post-production, aside from the addition of Alex’s elegant thumbnails)

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    • I meant the time between the existence of videos in general. (I’m still editinggggggg)
      Well, being that this fandom consists of a few people, maybe this isn’t all that surprising…

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    • I don’t know how you can spend so much time with MazeCast footage and think that we consider our audience’s enjoyment at all.

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