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SilentNight
2009-04-23, 06:32 PM
For this (http://thisisnottom.com/), the most ingenious, frustrating and addicting mind rape ever devised. This is yet another of those phenomena in which actually figuring out the riddle is half the riddle. The goal is merely to advance to the next page. Google and the source code are your friends, but searching the direct answers is cheating. Have at it playground.

Some hints if you're stuck

Page one: Look for what's missing, then think homophones.
Page two: Music
Page three: Tab titles
Page four: Finish the hints
Page five: Where else have you seen him?
Page six: I honestly have no clue

Collin152
2009-04-23, 10:19 PM
I swear I had nothing to do with this!

chiasaur11
2009-04-23, 10:29 PM
I swear I had nothing to do with this!

Sure you didn't.

Suuurrreeee.

Llama231
2009-04-23, 11:06 PM
Even with clues, I'm still stuck on the first one...:smallfrown:

SilentNight
2009-04-23, 11:44 PM
Llama231
Read the text (highlight it if you can't) see what's missing then look at the picture.

averagejoe
2009-04-23, 11:49 PM
I'm not sure how this is mind rape. It's not more frustrating than, say, that old NES Back to the Future game, and this at least does not have annoying and repetitive music.

Man, that game. I'm glad I survived that without any scars.

The bees, oh god, the bees.

Fawkes
2009-04-24, 12:08 AM
Should I be embarrassed I got number two immediately?

Edit: Number four's giving me trouble. Not sure what "finish the hints" means. Okay that one was just mean. I had some inadvertent help from google, but I think got most of the way there myself.

Have any of you guys tried Notpron or Zest?

Lord Seth
2009-04-24, 12:20 AM
So, uh...what am I supposed to do? I just see a picture of a guy with no links to anyplace (at least not any links that I see)

Fawkes
2009-04-24, 12:31 AM
There's a link. You just have to find it.

SilentNight
2009-04-24, 01:24 AM
Should I be embarrassed I got number two immediately?

Edit: Number four's giving me trouble. Not sure what "finish the hints" means. Okay that one was just mean. I had some inadvertent help from google, but I think got most of the way there myself.

Have any of you guys tried Notpron or Zest?

Notpron is currently robbing me of sleep, yes. I'm stuck on number 8.

Lord Seth
2009-04-24, 01:45 AM
I think I prefer The Impossible Quiz, personally.

Llama231
2009-04-24, 07:12 PM
I must really fail at this...

There in an i missing.
i=eye?
Nothing happens when either eye is clicked on.
Tried clicking everywhere...
Would that even work?
Or am I looking at it the wrong way?

Oh, wait, it was, I just was going past it too fast.

Stuck on two now.
I know nothing about music that is not related to video games or something...

Vizen
2009-04-24, 07:22 PM
Llama,

You're right, it's the eye.

I'm stuck at number 2. =/

Fawkes
2009-04-24, 08:26 PM
I don't know how you're ever going to get number two if you're not familiar with the song it's referencing.

Ascension
2009-04-24, 08:43 PM
So I'm guessing changing the address to thisisdan.com isn't the answer? Because this (http://www.thisisdan.com/ThisisDan.com/Menu.html) doesn't look like part of the same puzzle.

EDIT: Okay, I found the real answer.

Rutskarn
2009-04-24, 10:42 PM
So far, all this site has really succeeded at is pissing me the hell off.

chiasaur11
2009-04-24, 10:54 PM
So far, all this site has really succeeded at is pissing me the hell off.

Then it is doing its job admirably.

Ascension
2009-04-25, 01:33 AM
SPOILER ALERT
If you, like me, get aggravated enough to just cheat your way through the puzzles on the main site the last page more or less says, in disjointed, the author-was-on-crack fashion, "We'd like to trust that you got here on your own merits, but we can't, so if you really want the ending, well, it isn't here anymore. Go here instead (http://www.youtube.com/user/isthistom)."

From what I understand from other sites this all ends in an incomplete story about somebody that seems to be framed as a real life tragedy lg15-style but is really fiction. Apparently each time an extra riddle is added in between the start page and the ending an extra piece of the story is added as well. The spec is that the layers upon layers of irritating riddles are just viral marketing for the story at the end.

The videos... which I'm assuming are more riddles, though I haven't watched them... are supposedly published each Monday, so I guess that way the number of victors-by-cheating is lowered since there's only a week to solve each layer before another challenge is added. Whatever. I'm too pissed at this idiocy to care anymore. There's a point where you go beyond clever marketing and just start getting plain annoying, pure and simple.

Artemician
2009-04-25, 04:59 AM
There's a point where you ... just start getting plain annoying, pure and simple.
Yes indeed.

Helanna
2009-04-25, 08:21 AM
I'm confused on page 3 . . . there's not even a box to type anything in! Is finding the box part of the riddle, or am I missing something?

SilentNight
2009-04-28, 12:39 AM
DD
Read the page titles and URL's for all three pictures.