ARG = Alternate Reality Game
A series of notes written by one Robert to, obviously, Mary. Robert is, as revealed in the notes, a compassionate, god-fearing FRIGGING PSYCHOPATH. It's up to the Internet to save Mary by figuring out the way into the site!
www.notestomary.com - The site has been taken down by the psycho Robert at the moment.
Will BGG step up and become the 5th venue and save Mary?
notestomary.com contained 8 notes that Robert has archived here - http://www.flickr.com/photos/27873566@N07/
The first 4 venues can be found here:
The Something Awful community got a head start, and reading that thread will give you a lot of good information to get started. I'm going to copy some of the info from there to help get you started here.
EMAILS PEEPS HAVE GOTTEN
SERIES ONE OF FIVE posted:
Thank you for your inquiry to Time.
4/4 = 1.
Series one of five.
SERIES TWO OF FIVE posted:
4/4 = 1
Series two of five. You see the venue pattern? Vanity serves other purposes, especially at the fifth series. Know thy enemy.
SERIES THREE OF FIVE posted:
Partial venues. Partial series.
Series three of five.
There are four lines total:
0624 -> uygv = user
1115 -> qbtx = pass
1981 -> njzz = mary
0246 -> **** = ????
"Please consider Time and Memory; places we have been in the past and what we referred to them as. Our revelations on Time and Memory were conceived at the first venue; a fine example of one, at that."
Answers? All you pathetic sheep ever look for is explanations, when the obvious answer is your inherent retardation. Too blind to see what is screaming for your attention. All you and your goon-kind ever do is sit around in a virtual circle jerk and laugh at each other's musings.
God forbid any of you should look away from your atrocious online man-sandwich and actually acquire outside assistance. You think your precious, elitist forums are the only place Mary can be saved? Your army is far too small, fool. The only way you will make any progress is to just spare heaven of your presence and kill yourself. Having your inept soul would only make Lucifer's eternity in hell that much worse.
Mary will not survive.
When asked about Cecilla posted:
DO I LOOK LIKE THE KIND OF PERSON WHO DOESN'T KNOW HOW TO SPELL A ****ING NAME? AND WHAT KIND OF PERSON WOULD KNOW WHEN ANOTHER PERSON GOES OUT OF TOWN? HMM I WONDER....
****ING IDIOTS. THAT C*** WILL NOT SURVIVE. THESE FOOLS ARE TOO IGNORANT.
When asked about Ben posted:
YES HE WAS NICE. UNTIL SOME ***** IN AN SUV PLOWED IN TO HIS MOTORCYCLE ON THE FREEWAY. HE WAS LIKE A BROTHER TO ME. I... MARY NEEDED SOMEONE. MARY NEEDED ME TO COMFORT HER. **** YOU.
"IT'S GOING TO TAKE A 4TH AND 5TH VENUE FOR THOSE ANSWERS TO MANIFEST, PAL. YOU THINK YOU CAN JUST SEND ME SOME FRIENDLY ****ING EMAIL AND CRACK THIS WIDE OPEN? YOUR 4TH VENUE IS COMING ALONG NICELY THOUGH. THEY LOOK LIKE SOME INTERESTING SINNERS. HOWEVER, JESUS WILL ENABLE MY CLEANSING TO GO UNFETTERED.
YOU AND YOUR FRIENDS SEEM TO BE DOING WELL ON THE 3RD SERIES. DON'T GET TOO EXITED, LITTLE WORM. YOU MAY HAVE MEMORY BUT THE TIME IS CONSTANT."
I'M TIRED OF TALKING ABOUT THIS ****. ALL THIS INFORMATION IS IN THE ETHER. YOU JUST HAVE TO GET DOWN ON YOUR KNEES AND PRAY, FOR IT TO SURFACE.
IDEAS PEEPS HAVE HAD
Kugyou no Tenshi posted:
I'm almost dead-certain this is irrelevant, but perhaps I started on the right track and wound up at the wrong destination. I thought maybe because of the "4/4 = 1" and Robert's insane Christian-influenced ramblings that it might have been a reference to the Gospels. Problem is that none of the Gospels have a Chapter 19, verse 81. On the other hand, searching for such found verse 81 in Surah 19 of the Koran...and Surah 19 is "Maryam". Splitting the four quads into Surah:Verse pairings, run against the Yusuf Ali translation, I got
Behold! how they lie against their own souls! But the (lie) which they invented will leave them in the lurch.
Those who desire the life of the present and its glitter,- to them we shall pay (the price of) their deeds therein,- without diminution.
And they have taken (for worship) gods other than Allah, to give them power and glory!
Who bear in mind the certainty that they are to meet their Lord, and that they are to return to Him.
If it's not the right path, it's still a freaky coincidence.
On 24 June 1981, at about 6 pm, six young parishioners from Medjugorje: Ivanka Ivanković, Mirjana Dragićević, Vicka Ivanković, Ivan Dragićević, Ivan Ivanković and Milka Pavlović, saw on the hill Crnica (on the place called Podbrdo) an apparition, a white form with a child in her arms. Surprised and scared, they did not approach.
The next day at the same time, 25 June 1981, four of them, Ivanka Ivanković, Mirjana Dragičević, Vicka Ivanković and Ivan Dragičević, felt strongly drawn towards the place where, the day before, they saw the One who they had recognised as Our Lady, or, in Croatian, Gospa. Marija Pavlović and Jakov Čolo joined them. The group of Međugorje visionaries was formed. They prayed with Our Lady and talked to Her. From that day onward, they had daily apparitions, together or separately.
Note 4 has a reference to Violent Femmes, the song "Country Death"
Valdemar was a name used in a Poe Story
Also, a Valdemar invented the Tape Recorder