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pdevredis65

Oh, my goodness--I had just checked her profile late last month, and she hadn't been online here since her last puzzle! That's good news!

whatnauts

I hope you have better luck at the library, although I think you're going to have trouble finding the first two. I just had a look at jolyco's page - the name was familiar, so I wanted to have a peek at her puzzles. She logged in last week, but hasn't posted any puzzles in over a year.

pdevredis65

Thanks so much, glow! :-)))

Another great & exciting puzzle PD Thank You

pdevredis65

I've read several in-depth reviews of both of those books--I read all the current stuff on Scientology I come across--and I do want to read them. (The only scientologist I've ever known was jolyco, who used to post puzzles with regular Florida beach scenes but also temple architecture. But she hasn't been on Jigidi in a year or so, and neither Gail nor Lela, both of whom emailed with her, has gotten any responses to their worried letters in that time.) So I do plan to read them--it's good to know that you liked them! Oh, and I got Bob to read the Sydney Bauer book, and so he went looking on the Internet for more, and they were almost impossible to find--one cost over $250! And he only paid 32 cents for "Undertow"! So I guess we'll be heading to the library with our fingers crossed... :-)))

whatnauts

If you've ever had any interest in learning about scientology, there's two books that have come out recently that I really enjoyed. One is Going Clear by Lawrence Wright. It's pretty much a history of the 'religion'. The other is Beyond Belief by Jenna Miscavige Hill, a former scientologist and niece of the current leader of the church. I've always been curious about scientology, I suppose because they are so secretive. And there's a lot of reasons to be secretive - it's really a strange culture - particularly for those who become really involved.

pdevredis65

So far, I keep coming up with new ideas and/or techniques, and I'm still loving making the puzzles, so I guess you and Jigidi will be stuck with me for the near future! LOL! There really is something exhilarating about making a puzzle I'm thrilled with and wishing the time would fly by so I could post it--I don't get to feel that way about much else, and I don't want to lose that feeling ever...... :-)))

whatnauts

I can see where you wouldn't want to post too many puzzles in the same colour scheme. With working large puzzles, I would bookmark them, and solve them on different days. I don't know what people do who only solve small puzzles. I guess some of them only bookmark the puzzles they will do on a given day (if they even bookmark at all), but I know others bookmark puzzles to do later (even if it's in the next day or two). There are so many small puzzles posted, you could easily get a backlog if you wanted to. I guess I would do the same thing with small puzzles, if there were too many at once in the same palette - that is bookmark them and then work them somewhat apart - I do get bored easily!!

I'm actually glad to hear you want to keep creating and posting puzzles under both profiles. It means you still happy with the creative process and that's a good thing. I'm sure you'll find a happy medium with creating and solving and finding some extra time for reading.

I've definitely noticed I'm markmarking less puzzles these days. First Wendy left, then you went on vacation, monza isn't posting as many (different) puzzles each day, and a couple of my other regulars have become irregular with their postings. For the last couple of weeks, I manage to complete all the puzzles I've markmarked that day, unless Sue posts. Hers I always leave for the weekend because they tend to be time consuming. Also, I've become more picky - if I'm not fussy about a puzzle, I am no longer solving it, even in a small format. If things stay this way, my markmarks will slowly (and I do mean slowly) dwindle down :))))))

Thanks for sending me the puzzle links earlier today. You're right - I've never noticed duplicates before, but then again, I haven't looked too hard, but I think it would be more noticeable on other puzzle types. I will solve both (well actually I already did solve one of them), as long as the colour changes, that's all I need to consider it a new puzzle!!!

pdevredis65

Well, that's what I did, once or twice. There's a problem, though. I like to post the loony that's made from the original puzzle on the same day, because I think people enjoy seeing how it has been transformed. But posting just the original and the loony version, and nothing else, means that all the puzzles have the same colors and a sort of repetition of design, and I think that's not what people want, and it also would probably mean fewer solves in the larger sizes. I could post an unrelated loony instead, but, as I said, I like the same/same comparison. That's why I was posting just a small loony all those months--people don't mind taking a couple of minutes on a lookalike puzzle (I discovered that when I did so many which-version-do-you-like-better tests, and people usually solved both.) But solving two large sizes, of the original and the loony, on the same day is something I don't think most people want to do. Of course, there's bookmarks, but I wonder how many use them, besides the hardcore people we've come to know here! LOL! Anyway, it always bothers me to devote half the slots to a loony, because I always feel that they're less "mine" than the originals, and are taking the places away from them.

I know I said I want to cut down, and I do, but I can't seem to stop making new ones, and then I want to post them! Especially if they're something different, like that squiggles one....... Oh, Pat, you are a head case....! :-)))

whatnauts

I thought you were going to cut back on the puzzles you post and here you are talking about posting more !!! You could also post 6 puzzles per day - one loony in 3 sizes and a puzzle you've made in paint, also in 3 sizes.

pdevredis65

Thanks, whatnauts! I really wish they would let me post 9, not 8, puzzles per day, because so many times, when I do a loony, and post the large as a private link, it gets 1 or 2 solves, yet when I decide to eventually make it public, it often does as well as ones I chose to post large in the first place. And I'm sure a medium would fare the same way. With 9 slots, I could post 3 different puzzles, each in all 3 sizes, and that would save me from having to play Solomon!

whatnauts

I agree with monza, this puzzle was wonderful. I had bookmarked it when it was semi-private, but since it became public today, it was high time I solved it. Thanks, PD :)))))) (49:54)

pdevredis

Thanks, Mandy! :-)))

monza006

Superlative! Thanks Pat :~)

pdevredis

I originally posted this only in a small size, with a link to this size.

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