I was depressed. And he guessed it.
That's fucking terrifying.
That's actually funny, since my Heidi couldn't get him to guess "penis."
Then I tried dirty Sith Lord tricks like "JFK Assassination" and Darth Vader couldn't get them, either.
I became depressed when Darth couldn't get "broccoli."
Then, I laughed when Darth guessed "Playstation" before he backpedalled to my thought, "Video Game Console."
Oh, that Darth.
Fucking Vader. DAMN YOU VADER!
Seriously, take it out on the flash Vader.
Baffle it's ass, and watch Vader get hints from the BK King when you're being pretty damn Darthy.
HA! I knew he couldn't get it. He had to get a hint! Son of a bitch!
I noticed early that if you answer extremes a lot ("No," "Yes," or "Irrelevant"), sometimes it will get it with regularity.
Answering "Sometimes" when it's not an actual guess can pester Vader into multiple insults. Ambiguity is Burger King.
Also, throwing it for loops tends to be rather fun with subject choice of "Other" or "Unknown."
I also got it not to recognize that I thought of . . . Darth Vader. Score one for humanity.
Darth Vader's a cheatin' son of a bitch. He asks more than 20 questions, and he gives up at 30. What a Dark Side maneuver.
lol, what does he do when he gives up?
He produces a list of possible general objects that could have been what you were thinking.
Then, if it's not on there (like Darth Vader), you can pick "other" and send Sith Sense the answer.
Surely, if they get a whole lot of answers about some specific object, then they'll include it.
OH okay. Well, he can only get stronger, right? He does rule the Galaxy for 20 years or so.
He got "Lightsaber" in exactly 20.
Then he told me he was my father.
THAT'S NOT TRUE!
lol, he is the father of all lies.
Lord Vader has correctly guessed "football helmet", "dog", and "burrito" (the last one took him 26 questions, though).
The neat part about it . . . if he doesn't get the answer, you can send it in or choose from a list.
They probably need to do quality control work to make sure that 30 of the same thing (wet burrito, super burrito, burrito supreme) don't pile up on there.
The wording's funny too . . . "Pick any object" . . . followed by "Don't pick a specific object" . . . maybe it is me, but the tone that he speaks the lines make for confusion in the introduction.
What's the deal with "unknown," anyway?
I sent in an answer that read, "Saying 'No' until I could find something to say 'Yes.'"
2005-06-16 05:36 pm (UTC)
I Followed My Original Invite Link
If you send an invite to yourself or your friends, it produces specific links to the game in which Darth will announce your name in seamless dialogue.
My guess is that "Chris" is pretty common, but if my name was "Chaka," perhaps Vader wouldn't have that in the database.
He didn't get "a cookie", but it was in the list at the end.
I can't remember which one that I had, but that also happened for me.
I just went back to the website, and Darth said, "Chris . . . I hope you've come back with a larger brain . . ."
But I don't want trauma by swelling in my skull!
Indeed! Larger brains are t3h bad. Mmmm, meningitis.
My first girlfriend in high school had a condition where the fluid would build up in her skull cavity.
She'd need a drain every once in a while.
Sometimes she'd get extra buildup faster, and she was prone to entering hospitals in the emergency rooms in a sudden life-threatening turn.
I was 17, and I had absolutely no coping skill with being a supporting boyfriend.
That must have been terrifying. Wow.
Not really . . . . merely confusing.
I wasn't getting the head fluid drained.
I don't think I'll ever forgive you for linking that.
Ah, who am I kidding. It was too hilarious. Sigh.
I wonder if the programming automatically stores new entries. It has to be some neat algorithm in play.
Hopefully, they have some quality control over it not only for the 30 different versions of 'burrito.' I'm sure people want to enter "my friend Chuck" and other useless pieces of trivia.
I can easily see a history of choices being stored in a database in terms of progression of answers, type of answers in percentage, all stored with ID link to whatever the object is.
If it's that complicated, then it's one heck of a master stroke to get a fairly-good cross-section of exactly what and how people are thinking.
Not only is it a form of viral marketing . . . it's also getting absolutely free target data plus all the emails they yoink from 'sending' to friends.
Actually, I was talking about the thing in Serious Business, but I agree.
2005-06-17 08:32 am (UTC)
Late-Night Comprehension Monkey Wrench.
Are we talking about Vader's 20 Qs, Paris Hilton being an object, or some other post?
My head explode! :D
The link to the Paris/Lohan convo.
Hahahaha, I laughed heartily the first time I watched it.