2145: "Heists And Escapes"

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2145: "Heists And Escapes"

Postby Flumble » Sat May 04, 2019 4:55 pm UTC

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Title text: “The interactive experience is built on a single theological framework that unites Dante, George R. R. Martin, every major heist movie, and Erin Gloria Ryan's "Kevin is dead" Home Alone theory.

I've never heard of "the 9 squares of hell" but I'll accept it as "poetic freedom" for the sake of having a cool awesome escape room with fire and lava and sodomy and lava sodomy. But I fear you'd have to sell a house before you can afford playing an escape room that includes a village-sized dome with hundreds of actors.
Maybe you can go for free if you're an employee. :D

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Re: 2145: "Heists And Escapes"

Postby Hatless » Sat May 04, 2019 9:24 pm UTC

This is just the plot to Bloodborne.

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Re: 2145: "Heists And Escapes"

Postby cellocgw » Sat May 04, 2019 10:31 pm UTC

The bottom sketch is an exact copy of "How does a bill become law in the US Congress?"
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Re: 2145: "Heists And Escapes"

Postby ucim » Sun May 05, 2019 3:14 am UTC

cellocgw wrote:The bottom sketch is an exact copy of "How does a bill become law in the US Congress?"
Or an equally exact copy of the IRS tax code: "How does a law become a bill?"

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Re: 2145: "Heists And Escapes"

Postby Lode » Sun May 05, 2019 9:55 am UTC

Yes! Please release that game!

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Re: 2145: "Heists And Escapes"

Postby rhhardin » Sun May 05, 2019 11:39 pm UTC

I just tried again to watch Inception. It can't be done.

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Re: 2145: "Heists And Escapes"

Postby Pfhorrest » Mon May 06, 2019 3:47 am UTC

Made perfect sense to me, but then so did Marathon Infinity.
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Re: 2145: "Heists And Escapes"

Postby cellocgw » Mon May 06, 2019 12:59 pm UTC

rhhardin wrote:I just tried again to watch Inception. It can't be done.


you have to be asleep while watching.
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Re: 2145: "Heists And Escapes"

Postby Quizatzhaderac » Mon May 06, 2019 5:12 pm UTC

Flumble wrote:I've never heard of "the 9 squares of hell"

Cylinders viewed from the side.
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Re: 2145: "Heists And Escapes"

Postby The Moomin » Mon May 06, 2019 5:25 pm UTC

Is this not Cube(1997)?

This circle of hell, is green.
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Re: 2145: "Heists And Escapes"

Postby SuicideJunkie » Thu May 09, 2019 8:34 pm UTC

Quizatzhaderac wrote:
Flumble wrote:I've never heard of "the 9 squares of hell"

Cylinders viewed from the side.

Are the innermost cylinders of hell shorter than the outer ones?
That seems backwards, but perhaps it is just the Mercator projection making the outer ones appear bigger.

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Re: 2145: "Heists And Escapes"

Postby Reka » Thu May 09, 2019 9:30 pm UTC

If anyone is looking to play a really good room escape game, this is probably the best of the best:
http://neutralxe.net/esc/elements.html

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Re: 2145: "Heists And Escapes"

Postby Quizatzhaderac » Fri May 10, 2019 3:50 pm UTC

SuicideJunkie wrote:Are the innermost cylinders of hell shorter than the outer ones?.
Here's a picture.

The story is ambiguous about their relative heights.
Each circle is vertically offset from the others, making each circle effectively a (2D) ring shape, a circle with a smaller circle (the next circle) cut out.
But if you assign a volume to each "circle" you'd include that empty, floor-less space, making each circle a cylinder.
The barriers weren't walls, so much as cliffs with a combined height equal to most of the Earth's radius (possibly radius/sqrt(2)).

Randal was obviously fitting things into his box metaphor, but IMHO the best interpretation f his image is that each of those boxes is a cylinder, like in Inferno. Also (to nitpick), the picture should be labeled Inferno, as The Divine Comedy had two other parts, each requiring different heist diagrams.

The most interesting discrepancy is that Dante doesn't depict anybody trying to get out, and (in fact) makes a point that they are there of their own free will (in a sense).

Dante also displayed clear knowledge of geometry and geography in this work so we're clearly supposed to take the measurements he does provide as fully applicable to math.
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