I think it might be the flowers. I noticed that there's "brilliant blue hydrangeas," which feels like a clue because I'm pretty sure that's the flower that changes color based on the acidity of the soil. You can either take what comes naturally, or add acid or base to make the colors you want.
Meanwhile, there's "dark purple irises," and I wonder if irises have a similar thing about color, and I don't know about it.
I'm not a gardening expert, I need to look this stuff up. But I'll throw this out there in case someone else is!
The first thing that struck me is that the being kept saying "we", before saying that the lady of the house isn't home. But then that could be nothing; two people calling a place their home without someone present would probably still use the word "our."
The other thing is that despite the lady of the house being gone and the others being sentient objects of sorts, they still managed to keep an illusion up. Unless it was one of those that could stay.
But perhaps June is right, and it has to do with the flora.
Love the flamingo art, by the way. ^^ (And all the others!) That is one annoyed flamingo. xD
Pumpkin Ghostie (by Killix) Nocturne the elvish dragon (by Huntress) Lazuryl (Laz) the Gargoyle (by Killix)
Each of the puzzles so far have contained hidden numbers.
The top one is from Huntress's puzzle piece, the middle two are from the spot the differences puzzle (the right one was pointed out by Celestial), and the bottom one is on the recent image of the flamingo and plant.
Post by June Scarlet on Apr 26, 2020 12:18:06 GMT -5
Liou Oh! Encyclopedia Brown is the name of the main character of the series, or rather, his nickname. See his real name is Leroy Brown (I had to look that up), but he's so smart on such a range of subjects that he was given the nickname Encyclopedia, because he's like a walking encyclopedia.
Anyway, you raise a very good point in your spoiler.
I didn't know about limestone being a gardening alkaline. But that makes sense to me, partly because of the way the post was written. I could tell the flowers were important partly just because it was a detail that didn't have to be there, with these sorts of puzzles, you have to question innocent details like that. I also thought that the weather section had a lot of details like that too, but dismissed it because I didn't know about limestone.
Anyway, I could see doing a collab post together, if you want. Which is actually a rhetorical question at this point, as I've already contacted you about it.
So, we have three things to get! From what I could gather so far, the hints allude to...
1. A magic focus/instrument 2. Something relevant to a chatterbox fairy regarding the cheese wheel incident; a lot of words were mentioned 3. A wooden spoon that has not fallen from the sky even though that would be a very efficient way to get one!
(Though this is probably not it, now I keep wondering if there is a weather instrument in this world that's measuring some sort of magic. Like a Glamometer. But then (depending) it might end up explaining some of the unexplainable weather. xD )
The only one I have an idea on is regarding the second item...
- These objects are all in the yard. - "The hotlips plant sputtered 'Ffffff--,'", which might be for Flamingo, or could be the first letter of one of the objects. - "That fairy talked a whole lot about nothing," Could nothing be an object? Literally talking about nothing? Like air or something?
Feel a bit less confident in this puzzle. Tempted to start brute forcing and naming random objects to the Garden Guardians. For example, a magic focus/magic instrument could be anything from a crystal to a flute. For some reason, I'm thinking wand, but I have no real evidence to back it up. Hence the brute force idea.
A spoon, though, that seems pretty possible, Gelquie, because they did say they could use another one.
Also debating how deep to look into this post. For example, you can start looking for hidden messages, secret codes, picking out all the words in italics, picking out the first letter in each newline and forming a word. Just all sorts of things you could try. However, I don't feel we're there, at least not yet. Maybe for a culmination, when we go back through all the previously given clues and find hidden numbers and figure out why the puzzle had all these different colors. Speaking of colors, I had the thought that you could convert each color to its hexcode, and then... do something with that... not a fully fleshed out idea, and feels too complicated.
Anyway, the point is, it's very possible to overthink this, but I don't feel like we really need to.