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I am not good at riddles

Discussion in 'The Dark Tower III: The Waste Lands' started by notebookgirl, Jun 1, 2014.

  1. notebookgirl

    notebookgirl Well-Known Member

    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.
  2. FlakeNoir

    FlakeNoir Original Kiwi© SKMB® Moderator

    I love riddles! ♥

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

  4. Walter Oobleck

    Walter Oobleck keeps coming back...or going, and going, and going

    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.
  5. RandallFlagg19

    RandallFlagg19 Well-Known Member

    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.
  6. kingzeppelin

    kingzeppelin Member who probably should be COMMITTED!

    Here's someone else who enjoyed riddles. I like them but am not much good at them!

    riddle no answrs.JPG Bilbo 300.jpg
  7. kingzeppelin

    kingzeppelin Member who probably should be COMMITTED!

    Can't remember whether Blaine was asked this one or not.

    Forward I am heavy, backward I am not.
    What am I?

    A ton

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  8. FlakeNoir

    FlakeNoir Original Kiwi© SKMB® Moderator


    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

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  10. TrueGeneration

    TrueGeneration Well-Known Member

    I like riddles, but I think I'm pretty awful at solving them. If Blaine the Mono asked me a riddle, I would probably get it wrong...and die. My best bet would pull an Eddie and ask something totally ridiculous.
  11. notebookgirl

    notebookgirl Well-Known Member

    Feel the same way!
  12. AnnaMarie

    AnnaMarie Well-Known Member

    We'll just call you Blain.


    I have to say, it's not one of my favourite parts of DT. It just made me think of LotR to much. On a reread of the series I enjoyed it more because I could then see it as a salute to someone else's work.
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  13. EMTP513

    EMTP513 Well-Known Member

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  14. The Nameless

    The Nameless M-O-O-N - That spells Nameless

    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.
  15. HollyGolightly

    HollyGolightly Well-Known Member

    I loved that part of book. But I'm horrible at riddles. I'm not "dumb", but it takes me a minute sometimes. While I was reading it, I'd ask my husband the riddles and he got most of them. He's so quick witted - like so many of my SKMB friends here. I have to believe that I have other gifts.

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