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Sun, Apr. 30th, 2006 07:57 pm

Well the news on immersion unlimited is the postcards that angel2k and kitkatgirl recieved. So there's been some action anyway. Wonder if I'll get one... it would be nice. No doubt there'll be some puzzle element to the cards, at least there'd better be! But I'm still not sure of the context- is it really Game On?


Tue, Apr. 25th, 2006 01:31 pm

First of all, my lucky find. I found a wallet last month, handed it in. There was quite a lot of cash in it but I handed it in to the station... a month passed and noone asked after it, so I've been given it. Woot! There's almost enough in there for a holiday... spins globe absentmindedly... yes, it really was that much. Lucky me! I must have been awesome in a previous life. Hehe.
Another lucky find is that of new Triskaseeker LightbulbQuest, who turned up on ImmersionUnlimited to announce that he'd discovered a poster. Check this post for a look at it...
So... is there a ressurection in progress? I don't know if I can handle the pressure... ho hum.
;) Catchya later

Current Mood: chipper chipper


Thu, Apr. 13th, 2006 06:09 am

I thought it was over, maybe nothing's changed. But I found this photo, slipped into a book I was reading (CS Lewis' The Cosmic Trilogy - ace!). The caption says 'Izlington 1913' and he's walking up to some guy, outside a tram. I don't know what it means, or even if it means anything. Maybe I was supposed to find it a long time ago. The guy on the left certainly looks like him, from the glimpse I got the time we met.

I thought I'd share, anyway. Sorry I haven't been active on forums, or even my site here, my life's been consistently busy/boring. But hope everyone's doing well!
Good luck and goodbye

Current Location: Webcafe
Current Mood: quixotic quixotic
Current Music: listening to people yelling and shooting each other via LAN.


Mon, Feb. 13th, 2006 02:17 am

What happened? Triskabiblios.com is down to one page, an obituary.
And we were doing so well... actually I have no idea if we were or not, nobody seemed to know what was going on and the whole thing was quite a random set of seemingly unlinked events. But it was strangely compelling... so many loose ends have been left untied. So that's it. It seems a little unsatisfying to have the thing die so early on... there's at least 12 books out there in the Time/Space continuum, and if?? Islington exists/existed there must be some trace of him.
But that's it. I'm really glad I was there to be a part of what turned out to be a glowing community. I'm sorry it didnt go further and I'm sorry I missed the end of it. Blink and you'll miss it, gradually references to triskabiblios and islington will melt into the non-existent space of cyber realms and the relative memories of each and every one of us. I think all of us involved have made some friends, learned some stuff, stretched ourselves a little bit. It's just a shame that the 'creator' of the site wasn't up to the job.
Will Book Zero ever be found? I don't know, maybe it doesnt matter now. But it's out there, so maybe it will turn up. I'd still be interested to see it, even just as a historical document. But it doesnt look hopeful now.
Still, a generally positive experience. I wonder if it's the last we've heard of Islington? I'm going to keep my eyes open...

Current Mood: melancholy melancholy


Mon, Nov. 28th, 2005 12:13 pm

We've been having a bit of fun with the puzzles on http://13books.blogspot.com/ Everyone's so bloody clever it makes my head spin. I had no idea how difficult code-breaking is! But I'm learning a new skill and enjoying everybody's company.
I love the line that appeared last night - "Is the journey the meaning, or the destination?" It is the journey...it is definitely the journey. This puzzle has been so much fun, and I'll be sad when it ends.
I hope there will be a new one.

Current Mood: contemplative contemplative


Wed, Nov. 16th, 2005 09:20 am

I have a great love of books, so releasing a few into the world during the Triska Book Drop was loads of fun. I'm looking forward to next month's drop as well, and I'll be on the lookout until then at charity shops and yard sales for jewels to share with strangers.

So many things have happened this month. Sadly, some people have moved on but I'm happy I got the chance to meet them. We all shared a common bond of Books and Ideas and Music and Art.... I've been influenced by their ideas and thoughts and knowledge, and I'm grateful I had this opportunity. Some new people have joined in the quest as well, and I look forward to sharing Space and Time with them. :)

Mountain Girl got an amazing visit from Islington recently, which has started us off on a search for something...I wonder where it will lead? As usual, the IU board members are using their incredible puzzle skills and are hot on the trail. I'm always amazed at how they can piece together clues left by our elusive Iz. I'm not as clever as they are, but it's great fun going along for the ride. And I'm learning deductive reasoning by watching them. Thank you, my Sherlock friends!

Well, off to work for me. The Winds came in last night and brought the Winter with it, so Austin is blisteringly cold. I love Winter. I can finally wear my favorite coat.



Mon, Oct. 31st, 2005 09:49 am

Luna got a response to her advert regarding Book Zero! It's been safe and sound all this time and we may soon be able to "view" it. It seems the Book has more power than we thought.... Enormous thanks to Luna for posting that advert. Everyone worked really hard to find the Book, and it feels great to know that our work was not in vain.
I haven't been around much lately because I've been ill with the flu (my flatmate told me that what she had was only allergies so I wasn't prepared for this) but I feel I'm on the upswing. Ginger tea and Vitamin C, my mum always says.
Happy Halloween everyone!

Current Mood: sick sick, but happy


Mon, Oct. 24th, 2005 09:15 am

  Well it's been an eventful few days... in Triskabibliosland at least...
    There has been a rollover in Scribeships, so we welcome Incogneato and Luna to the task - shame for Rowan and Rogi but I think they'll understand.  I'm dissapointed by the childish message though, banhammer indeed. Lets not lower the tone, hey Iz?
    And we have three new pages - with puzzles (not too difficult though). But the images we get in response to the answers are telling - apparantly these came from either scans or pictures that Islington had left with Toby while he was in London. He talks about the loss of Book Zero, the conundrum that is Kelly, and there is a drawing of the moment Book Zero was 'Lost'. All pretty intruiging but we still don't know where it is, with seemingly no solutions in sight. I get cable here with some of the UK channels (US TV is even more mindrotting than UK) and I thought of maybe trying to get through to that show, the one that Steven Hawkins was on the other night... Madeley&Finnegan or what's their names. They do tend to take on some more esoteric stuff from time to time and they also actively encourage reading through their booklists so maybe they'd be interested in taking on us rag tag bundle of Searchers and our mystery Lost Book? I'd make the call if I... was brave enough... heheh. 
  What looks promising is the hint in one of the paintings we uncovered yesterday, the mention of what's written as 'Book 7even'.  Will begin in Austin? Sounds like I might have to do some legwork after all...  but why is it out of order? I was expecting Book One. Sigh. You never can tell...

  Well had a nice day by the lake yesterday, feeling refreshed and ready to rummage through some books. Mmmm... rummaging....

Be good y'all

Current Mood: determined


Fri, Oct. 21st, 2005 04:48 pm

So close and yet so far... It seems that Book Zero has been released into the Real World community of London. It was last seen wedged in the A of the British Library Gate at St Pancreas. Someone must have seen it, someone must know where it is! Some strategies for recovering it that we could try... 1: A Poster campaign in the area 2: Phoning into radio stations asking for 'shoutouts'. 3: Befriending the Security and Cleaning departments of the Library 4: Get an advert plea in a newspaper 5: Giving up (not an option for me!) I am sure, as Book Zero would clearly be an interesting and original book, that it wont have been thrown away. It's just a matter of getting the word out there and we'll have the Book in no time. Be positive! This is just the first step, we are making progress! I took it upon myself to start a thread at Immersion Unlimited. For some reason the Unfiction mods thought I wasn't real and banned me from joining in with the discussion (very ban happy!) so here's the link: IU Triska Forum

  And the Triskabiblios front page has changed to reflect the question on everybodys minds: WHERE?

Current Mood: optimistic optimistic


Tue, Oct. 18th, 2005 08:12 pm

Well that was a sorry weekend, I had a funeral to attend and I missed all the action. Well done to That Dead Dude for getting the 'Key'... but where's the Book? Did we miss it?
Islington told us that the Book 'would be Found' on the Full Moon... but he didnt say who would find it. I guess it was short-sighted of us to assume that of all the millions of people in London, one of us active Searchers would find it. So, where did we check and where did we miss? Let's go over the available information and try and fiter through the clutter...
*burns brain*

Current Mood: worried worried