I am not good at riddles

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Walter Oobleck

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I recall reading a post yay back, member mentioning something about SK making inquiries about riddles to...people. Don't recall the details, logistics, that sort of thing...but I'm sure the NSA has a full and complete record. Call the Five-Eyes tell them you want to be impressed, they'll fill you in.
 

RandallFlagg19

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OK, so I found out through reading this book that I am not good at riddles. I think the riddles in the book are awesome, but I am terrible at figuring them out. Anyone else have this issue? I bet Stephen King is a good riddler.
When I was reading the book I was too interested in moving on with the story to put any effort into the riddles.

I riddled a few times with my friends in high school and I was ok at it. I solved a lot of the riddles, but the simplest ones seemed to elude me: which was always greatly amusing to my friends. They didn’t understand how I got get most of the challenging riddles but when given an easy riddle I became as stupid as a stick.
 

AnnaMarie

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When I was reading the book I was too interested in moving on with the story to put any effort into the riddles.

I riddled a few times with my friends in high school and I was ok at it. I solved a lot of the riddles, but the simplest ones seemed to elude me: which was always greatly amusing to my friends. They didn’t understand how I got get most of the challenging riddles but when given an easy riddle I became as stupid as a stick.
We'll just call you Blain.

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The Nameless

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I'm appalling at them and because of this they p*ss me off. Don't like riddles, half the time when you get the answer you think "that's crap, you deliberately went out of your way to make it vague and borderline irrelevant"

Possibly another reason I didn't like wastelands.
 
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