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process for solving [personal profile] melannen's manuscript

1. Stare at pages.

2. Pick out "Charlemagne" and "Byzantine" and "priestly."

3. Try to figure out what corresponds to A. And E.

4. Think you've figured out what E is.

5. Wait, no, that can't be "Charlemagne."

6. Does that say "Higgledy Piggledy?"

7. It's [personal profile] melannen OF COURSE IT DOES

8. But if it's a font, why aren't all of the Gs the same?

9. WAIT.

10. The missing bits from THAT G are in THAT OTHER G. It's not a font.

11. Save image to desktop.

12. Open image in MS Paint.

13. Color pick to set background color.

14. Cut out half of text, overlay on other half, matching illustrations.

15. Decode!

Like I said, I totally cheated, but I am terribly interested in seeing how you managed to halve the letters to begin with, and also interested in seeing what the ease of translation would be with more common words--I think the only reason I got it was that "Higgledy Piggledy" was so distinctive.

Date: 2010-11-01 03:46 am (UTC)
stellar_dust: (HP - of course it's real)
From: [personal profile] stellar_dust
I knew how it worked IMMEDIATELY, but I still can't read it, because one of my eyes is SO DOMINANT that no matter how hard I try, I can't get any of the word-bits on the left-hand side to pop enough to make out anything. *cry*

Date: 2010-11-01 03:52 am (UTC)
melannen: Commander Valentine of Alpha Squad Seven, a red-haired female Nick Fury in space, smoking contemplatively (Default)
From: [personal profile] melannen
well... if you want to try to do it anyway, you might be able to download the image, and then use your graphics-program-of-choice to lighten the text on the right. A lot. I did that with some of the test versions when I was having issues with dominance, but the problem with putting it in the final image is there's no way to guess which side will need the fading for any given viewer.

Alternatively, look through a sunglasses lens with just one eye? :D

Edit: Also note, I can't get it to work with my glasses on, at all - I can't even 'lock' the frames. If you can't see up-close enough to try it with no glasses, you may just be out of luck.
Edited Date: 2010-11-01 03:55 am (UTC)

Date: 2010-11-01 04:04 am (UTC)
stellar_dust: Buffy balances a pencil caddy on her forehead.  Text: "she's got superpowers" (Buffy - superpowers!)
From: [personal profile] stellar_dust
... okay, I can just *barely* do it if I take my glasses off and sit far too close to the screen.

I can lock the frames with my glasses on though, but nothing else!

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