Post by plasticpepper on Feb 8, 2011 16:04:05 GMT -5
As far as I can tell, we didn't really mention very many things between Gary's first tweet about the tick and his confirmation that the answer was on the boards. Assuming the hint about the tick implies that we DIDN'T have the answer at that point (and assuming we DO have it now), these are the possibilities as far as I can tell:
Deer Tick The Hives Dr. Dog Dr. Dre Justice Arcade Fire !!! Jay-Z Coldplay
And of course, he already ruled out !!!. And Deer Tick had been mentioned shortly before his tick tweet, so they might be ruled out too. And I think we can safely rule out Jay-Z too.
Post by plasticpepper on Feb 8, 2011 17:16:39 GMT -5
Nah, it wouldn't be impossible for it to be a headliner or other big act at this point. Last year Clue #5 was for DMB and that was on January 21st, so we definitely can't rule anyone out for being "too big" at this point.
Post by plasticpepper on Feb 9, 2011 16:19:03 GMT -5
I highly doubt this clue has anything to do with Champions Online. It wouldn't really make any sense. And that "Tick Tick Tick" thing you found..."Tick Tick Tick" is just the name of one single mission in the game, it's nothing remotely "big" in the game or anything that anybody would recognize as being from the game.
I think we can fairly safely assume "BoRe" means "tick" so that leaves us with "From one tick to another, a war rages amongst champions. We're calling for divine intervention."
I just don't know where to go with that. But I still feel like the answer we're looking for might be the "divine intervention" in the clue - as in, if we could decode the first half of the clue, we'd be left with some situation in which "divine intervention" would likely refer to...some band/artist's name.
I'm liking Deer Tick for this one out of the list PP narrowed down... he's from Providence, RI (divine intervention/guidance), have an album called "War Elephant", the tick part is obvious. The war part is a little shaky but the rest fits.
I could even see "Deer Tick" being interpreted as "Dear Tick," so from one to another, how you'd address someone in a letter.
Post by 4aRevolution on Feb 9, 2011 19:58:21 GMT -5
I don't know if it's already been said, but has anyone considered A Perfect Circle? From one tick to another could be refering to a clock, and if it's ticking, the hands are moving in a circle, perfection is devine, the war amongst champions could be refering to their solo projects, and devine intervention could also refer to them getting back together for a tour.
well let's not forget gc has stated that BoRe is used commonly in urban areas or is an urban term that's why i'm leaning towards a rappper....but BoRe obviously is another word for whatever this urban term/thing is.
Pritch I think you might be right about the "from one to another" part, and I think when he tweeted and said "put the pieces together", he just meant figure out how the clue fits the answer. I'm thinking the answer is Deer Tick.
Edit : SPIN84 posted this in rumor thread
"So...not 100% on this, but sounds like Middle Brother (Dawes/Delta Spirit/Deer Tick) will be at roo.
Source is totally legit, reason I'm not 100% is because the message I got was a little cryptic. Still, this would be killer and totally makes sense given that their album is out in March.
Post by plasticpepper on Feb 11, 2011 16:25:00 GMT -5
Oooh, that sounds very very promising. I like it. My only hesitation with Deer Tick was that it seemed too simple - we got there as soon as we got BoRe = tick so I wasn't sure about not using the rest of the clue.
But if it was referring to Middle Brother, that might explain why there's so much clue left over. It could be that the three parts of the clue refer to the three band members, or that the war among champions is hinting at the collaboration. Something like that. Delta Spirit could easily be the divine intervention part.
Maybe the clue is referring to Middle Brother, and after Deer Tick was added that's why he said to put the pieces together! Makes sense right?!? Can anyone provide me with some backup?
Someone (mom) bore the middle brother, in addition to previous and subsequent births. Sometimes parents will put tick marks on the door frame to mark the height of siblings on their birthdays. Tick marks will document the varying heights of siblings from one to another. At specific birthdays (say when each child turns 6 years old), anyone of the siblings might be the tallest/the champion; the eldest, middle or youngest brother.
This one has got to be U2 - a "bore" is also a strong tidal wave that can be surfed. There is a wave such as this in the Strait of Malacca near Sumatra that the locals have named Bono. U2 had an album called War (long time ago) and their latest album 360 degrees was supposed to have been called Songs of Ascent (hence the divine intervention).
Post by garychardonnay on Feb 18, 2011 16:14:15 GMT -5
Hello Rooclue lovers, loathers and dedicated sleuthers,
Though we've never done this in the past, I've decided to release to you - our loving and adoring fans - the Rooclues and answers. I'll only be giving the riddle and the answer - not an explanations of my complex and intricate process of creation. I'm sure you can understand why - or maybe not, I'm really smart.
So without further ado, The Rooclues:
1. A trip to space thwarted by a speckled lad's demise. A watershed moment otherwise. A. Opeth
2. Cecilia's dress code: Sheer A. Scissor Sisters
3. Still up. A month now, maybe two. Don't call the priest, just find my guru. A. Kylesa
4. A veteran and magistrate, or a character of sorts. A throne one cannot abdicate, of which a crab can make a fort. A. Wavves
5. Red, White and Blue are all a part of this young palette. A farm heathen disguised among giants, the only Ten I see. A. Karen Elson
6. From one BoRe to another, a war rages amongst champions. We're calling for divine intervention. A. Deer Tick
7. Sun shines on these former nannies; a persistence of sound persists. A. The Drums
8. A maudlin pioneer living on the fringe; not one to plateau. A. Wanda Jackson
9. Stop short of a march with this ruffian. It's a heavier endeavor. A. Beirut
10. A cardinal combines fire and ice with friends in high places. A. J Cole
11. The libra denotes these "brothers." Look forward to a new snack. A. Chiddy Bang