Other ARG for reference

LilWendy Thu, Oct 22, 2009 at 9:19 AM

To: Emerald City

I wanted to look into how another ARG played out just to get some kind of reference.

This is what I found… I will highlight things that stood out and will comment in red.

Publius is clearly the steersman. As Publius comments: “I will be able to help steer you from time to time.” Publius, literally, steers (controls) through “MESSAGES”. JCC? The Informer? (THE MESSAGE, THE NEW MESSAGE, etc) Publius also describes himself as guide and messenger, whose actions include monitoring, directing, leading, instructing, supervising, watching. (To keep the ship on “course”, notice the terms: “beacon” and “landmark”)

Publius establishes a goal or purpose: “prize”, “treasure”, “bounty”, to be sought – an “enigma” to be solved.Need to find out what we are aiming for!!!

While Publius steers, progress toward the goal is achieved by the interaction of the fans, more so as time passes. Progress includes organizing, arranging, moving forward, travel, thinking creatively, speculation, investigation, research, discovery.

The key to the progress is feedback: Interesting this is the name of one of Janet’s songs…. exchanging information, working in concert, discussion, discourse, debate, participation, negotiation, applause, flames (and arrows), jeers, battle, advice, positive response, agreement, congratulation, tip of the hat, connecting relationships, answers, etc. (many questions: a question presupposes feedback)


Listen. Read.



HELLO!!!!!  VERY SIMILAR TO L.O.V.E. (Listen. Observe. Verify. Enjoy.)  Who said this is what it meant??!!!

(it’s feedback)

The messages, and the ensuing discussions and acitivities, express a process. That’s the key.


“On the day the wall came down
The Ship of Fools had finally run aground”

As fun as it might seem, Pink Floyd are playfully fooling the fans. If that’s not entirely obvious, ask yourself: What exactly is it that is being sought? Indeed, there is no enigma. Pink Floyd do not know something you don’t know. There is no missing information – no uncertainty – no question about it. The great secret is that there is no secret. It’s totally absurd! Reads like a Douglas Adams novel. Pink Floyd wants You to know they are just normal people.

“Because there’ll be no safety in numbers
When the Right One walks out of the door”

Though it may so seem, the point is not to manipulate people just for the sake of manipulating people. The Pink Floyd fans and experts were given a purpose and goal, and controlled. Like an automaton. The reasonable response for the fooled is to stop the foolishness and decide ones own purposes and goals in Life. I wonder if MJ is leading us to make a change in this world and to think about our own imprint in the world.


“A long road lies ahead; begin to chart its course…” -Publius

But what about the unique prize – you ask? What could Pink Floyd possibly have to offer in the form of a unique prize? Pink Floyd are musicians. The only unique prize they could possibly offer is the music of Pink Floyd.

On to the prize, treasure, bounty, in The Division Bell – The album.

It goes into detail re: how the album is communication to the fans – is this not what people have been talking about…. hidden messages in MJ’s songs?

The songs of Pink Floyd also contain enigmatic references and effects that lead some people to seek secret messages in the music. As one of the most successful rock bands ever, the band has gathered a cult-like following in some circles. Pink Floyd are just a group of human beings playing music, though. One picketer protested at a Pink Floyd concert: “Worship God, not Pink Floyd!”

OH MY GOODNESS!!!! I saw someone on the site say that MJ was their god…. gave me chills but that is what is being created here… unintentionally I believe but this will create a cult like following I believe – not in a bad way – similar to Rocky Horror Picture Show.

I really don’t know if there is an end or should I say if anything we do will bring this to an end.

I believe we just have to wait until this plays out.


~ by lilwendy on November 4, 2009.

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