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A Golden-Red Horizon


Aanchir's Topic Archive

Posted by Aanchir: Rachira of Time , Dec 27 2006 · 17 views
As the topic suggests, I have created a Topic Archive content block. This block links to all my relevant topics, which include MOCs, artwork, and stories but omit any answered questions or disproven theories (including my far-too-hopeful Aquaraiders theory from a while back). If anyone remembers any topics I have neglected to include, post it here. Remember, you are my last hope that the creative abilities of Aanchir: Rachira of Time can be shown to the general public.

With all due respect,
vahi.gif Aanchir: Rachira of Time


Sebald Code For Dummies

Posted by Aanchir: Rachira of Time , Dec 13 2006 · 173 views
Lemony Snicket
Hello. If you are reading this then you are not only in a large minority intent on self-inflicted misery, but you may also be a reader of my epic, Frost Rising. Regardless, you are probably interested in finding the answer to one question: What is Sebald Code?
Let's begin with a little history. Sebald code is named for its inventor, a volunteer named Dr. Gustav Sebald. Dr. Sebald was a reputed filmmaker who is well known for his production of movies such as Ghosts in the Desert, Goblins in the Garden, Mummies in the Jungle, Lions in the Mountains, Vampires in the Retirement Community, Leeches in the Lake, Werewolves in the Rain, Surgeons in the Theater, Gorillas in the Fog, Bats in the Train Station, Ants in the Fruit Salad, Zombies in the Snow, Hypnotists in the Office, Bigfoot in the Mall, Alligators in the Sewer, Realtors in the Cave, and The Littlest Elf. He was rarely featured in popular media besides his own, possibly due to his participation in the Volunteer Fire Department, yet his participation also earned him recognition on both sides of the schism that rocked its foundations. The Sebald Code was a method he invented to hide secret messages in his films, which were to be viewed by fellow volunteers to alert them of impending danger. Sadly, Dr. Sebald passed away for unknown reasons. Criminal activity such as arson or drowning is suspected, specifically from members from the opposite side of the schism.
The Sebald Code is an obcure code, yet a simple one to master. The Sebald Code is present in passages or films where it is introduced by the ringing of bell. The word immediately following the bell as well as every eleventh word afterwards are all code words. The coded message ends when another bell is rung. Therefore, if the passage in question was...
QUOTE(Secret Message #143)
Suddenly, a doorbell rang. "Bionicle delivery for Mr. Lachrymose!"
Lachrymose opened it like a Tyrannosaurus Rex eating a meal. "Great!" he said. "It's my Barraki!" The likes of a child on Christmas, he poured out the pieces. "Cheese!" he exclaimed, the bell on his hat ringing. "Oh, sorry, it's only Carapar's head." He popped the head into his mouth. "Tastes like cheese though. Hey, this ammo looks like a leech!"

...then the secret message is "Bionicle Rex likes cheese," and you know that the Evil Lord Survurlode is planning an attack. However, if the passage was...
QUOTE(Secret Stomache Meassage)
"Connor!" the mother's voice rang.
"Brakelattabasaasta," came the reply.
"My stomach wants you to please feed it. I'd also like you to do the same for me."
"O rly?" the mother said, ringing the kitchen bell.
"Ya rly."

...then the secret message is "brakelattabasaasta feed me," and you know that there is a villainous spammer who is out to get you.
With this knowledge in hand, please post comments in this entry, and practice your newfound skills decoding the secret message in Chapter Six of Frost Rising.

With all due respect,
vahi.gif Aanchir: Rachira of Time


Endless Night

Posted by Aanchir: Rachira of Time , Dec 08 2006 · 60 views
It took a while to figure out, but I finally found a way to give my readers on BZPower access to a sample of Endless Night, the song featured in my SSC3 entry. Copy and paste the following URL into your address bar and it should open it up in Windows Media Player or a similar program. Sorry I can't provide a direct link, but the brackets in the URL prohibit me from doing that. I can't link to the source either, because it has forums.

The song is from the Broadway stage production of The Lion King, and is not featured on any CDs (to my knowledge) except for two: The original broadway cast recording and a CD you can buy at the play that contains just five songs. I have the five-song version.

If this song influences your enjoyment of my songfic, post comments there. General comments about the song go in this entry. Share and enjoy!

- vahi.gif


Reasons To Volunteer

Posted by Aanchir: Rachira of Time , Nov 26 2006 · 48 views
Lemony Snicket
This Shakespearean sonnet is another excerpt from my commonplace book:

The V.F.D., we are a noble group
Concerned with many villainous affairs.
The misery, it threw us for a loop;
We mostly volunteer because we're scared.

Our mission is as righteous as the day---
To rid the world of destructive fire.
If arsonists and villains get their way,
Then chances are we never will retire.

Of secrets we would like to keep a few;
Much agonizing truth we must restrain,
And many we shall even keep from you
Until the world is quiet once again.

The villainy of man is what we fear,
And that, my friend, is why we volunteer.

Check back for more posts and content blocks extracted from my commonplace book.


The Horrible Halloween

Posted by Aanchir: Rachira of Time , Nov 11 2006 · 29 views
Lemony Snicket
Dear Readers,
Seeing as its been 11 days since that special day we call Halloween, it's high time I give my unfortunate readers an update on the Halloween festivities.

My family's celebrations were premature, a word which here means "occurring earlier than is normal for such occasions." We went to a Halloween party at a friend's house on the 29th, and to celebrate the release of Book the 13th, Lyichir and I dressed up as two prominent characters from the novel, Olaf and Ishmael. You would probably rather not click the following links:
The World Is Quiet Here

Someone once stated that a picture is worth a thousand words, and so it is unnecessary for me to give you punctilious details such as "one eyebrow," "tattoo," "insignia," "bad hygiene," "no socks," "striped pants," "look out," or any of the other four thousand nine hundred and eighty-eight words that I could have used, if I had the villainous goal of making this entry an even more unpleasant experience than it already is.

About a year ago I had a similar but far more detailed costume that I wore on Celebrity Day at my school, which conveniently ran hand-in-hand with the release date of Book the Twelfth. I will try to find pictures of that costume as soon as possible.

Please check back for new entries and content blocks which may serve as reimbursement, a word that here means "repayment," for any grief you have sustained in reading this entry.

With all due respect,
vahi.gif Aanchir: Rachira of Time


Vagaries Fairly Decent

Posted by Aanchir: Rachira of Time , Oct 23 2006 · 44 views
Lemony Snicket
Dear Reader,
The word "vagary," which here means "an erratic or unpredictable action or notion," can be used to describe many things in A Series of Unfortunate Events, but is here used to describe the miserable songs performed in "The Tragic Treasury," an album of ASOUE-related songs composed by a most misfortunate group known as "The Gothic Archies." I recently acquired this album while in the midst of my research, and made a monetary offering in exchange for the secrets within.
The band is a most unusual group, consisting of Stephin Merrit, with Lemony Snicket on accordion and John Woo on electric sitar. For an excerpt--- a word which here means "sample"--- of their work on this album, please visit http://www.lemonysni...thicArchies.cfm. For those who do not read ASOUE, let me offer this as a pleasant alternative to such dreadful books as those. For readers of the series, what do you have left to lose?

With all due respect,
vahi.gif Aanchir: Rachira of Time


How Unfortunate.

Posted by Aanchir: Rachira of Time , Oct 18 2006 · 88 views
Why do people seem to avoid my topics nowadays? Noone's posted in my last two blog entries, and 1/3 of the comments I do have were made by yours truly. My entries may be unpleasant, but they're not dangerous.

My art topic, A Perfect Couple, has been dramatically updated and few people seem to care. I mean, there are still AC12 entries on the FIRST PAGE! I'm only on the second and I still get ignored!

While I'm at it, here's a link to my latest topic, Whekkies! Try to post on it before it drifts away.

Many things can be overlooked in our lives, but the work of a friendly blogger should not be one of them.

- vahi.gif

EDIT: Noone has rated my blog, either. The shame...


Concerning The Incredibly Deadly Viper

Posted by Aanchir: Rachira of Time , Oct 15 2006 · 51 views
Lemony Snicket
This poem is an excerpt from my commonplace book:

Despite its Very Fearsome Denotation (that means "name")
its Venom doesn't Feel quite as Deadly as they claim.
In fact, instead of frightful,
why, the Viper's Found Delightful,
but it's feared by all the experts, what a shame.

About the Viper's Friendly Disposition, this I say:
He's Visitable, Fun, and quite Distracting, in a way,
and at the time Vital For Dreaming,
his eyes stop their jewellike gleaming
as he curls up at your feet from night till day.

Also, check back for more posts and content blocks extracted from my commonplace book.


Verbose Finale Description

Posted by Aanchir: Rachira of Time , Oct 14 2006 · 45 views
Lemony Snicket
Dear Readers,
Yesterday, on that day of misfortune we call Friday the Thirteenth, even more adversity came upon us in the form of a Volume Favorably Discouraged known only as The End. To be succinct, which here means "short and sweet, as this book definitely isn't," this book is an unpleasant novel that you good people should spare yourselves the agony of reading. To be verbose, a word which here means "long, wordy, and likely to cause strife or agony, as this book is," Lemony Snicket's most recent (and hopefully last) novel imposes a greater degree of misfortune than lucky people such as yourselves are accustomed to, and therefore should be avoided at all costs, lest you expose yourselves to such unpleasantries as another ridiculous disguise, a deadly fungus, a horribly-named boat, and the true nature behind an extensive tome known as A Series of Unfortunate Events, which are far more frightening prospects than the run-on sentence that you are indulging in at this time. Please don't read this, unless you are a grief-stricken member of a rapidly decaying secret organization that believes that this novel will be vital to your training. If you are, my only hope is that you may be smart enough to never volunteer again.

With all due respect,
vahi.gif Aanchir, Rachira of Time


Volumes Frequently Described

Posted by Aanchir: Rachira of Time , Oct 05 2006 · 80 views
Post and tell me if you share my interest in these authors:
-William Sleator (Wrote Interstellar Pig, Singularity, House of Stairs, The Boxes, Marco's Millions, and much more)
-Lemony Snicket / Daniel Handler (Wrote A Series of Unfortunate Events, all of its companions, and some other book I'm too lazy to look up)
-Antoine de Saint-Exupery (Wrote The Little Prince, an ingenious allegory which I suggest that everyone read)
-Louis Sachar (Wrote the Wayside School trilogy, Holes, Small Steps, and much more.
-J.K. Rowling (everyone knows what she wrote laugh.gif )
-Douglas Adams (Wrote all five books, of the Hitchhiker's trilogy, as well as the two Dirk Gently novels and four episodes of Doctor Who)
-Shel Silverstein (A kids' poet with mad writing and illustrating skillz)
-J.R.R. Tolkien (Wrote The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, The Silmarillion, Unfinished Tales of Numenor and Middle-Earth, and many other books which belong to the same series)
-L. Frank Baum (Wrote The Wizard of Oz and all 13 of its sequels, as well as Little Wizard Stories of Oz, The Magical Monarch of Mo, Queen Zixi of Ix, The Sea Fairies, Sky Island, and numerous other books that intertwine with the Oz books in some way or another)
-Roald Dahl (Wrote Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator, Matilda, The Witches, The B.F.G., and too much other stuff to list.
-Jules Verne (Wrote 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, From the Earth to the Moon, Round the moon, Around the World in 80 Days, and many more great sci-fi classics)
-Eoin Colfer (Wrote the Artemis Fowl series)
-C.S. Lewis (Wrote The Chronicles of Narnia) Thanks to Turakii for pointing this one out!
-Greg Farshtey (Shame on you if you don't like this man's books.)

This doesn't even mention some great picture book authors or others whom I have neglected to mention.

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