Riddle Me Terrible

If you're terribly good at finding the answer, then push the title and drop it below.


How terrible it was you did

Like I would, devastation-mid

The city in and out a dash

Like me you're gone through in a flash,

A clap, the crowds of people banter, barter, trade all day

While in my bay.

'Devastation-mid? Surely that would mean either going to sea or being a dog!'
'This perhaps is more so for more soandsos.'

 

Riddle Answer A Bomb

 

Riddle Explanation
how terrible it was you did like I would, devastation-mid - to bomb something, to flunk or fail terribly.

the city in and out a dash like me you're gone through in a flash - to go like a bomb or to bomb through a place, to move very quickly.

a clap, the crowds of people banter, barter, trade all day while in my bay - Bombay is the second largest city in India after Calcutta, just of the Arabian Sea.

The Tattler

One of the many illustrations in the In Truth Stories publication now available. Full of whimsical stories and lovely illustrations - pick up your copy from our website shop page!

Riddle Me Sea

If you've taken to sea the answer, then press the title and observe it below.


I'm on the vessel on the sea,

To clear me you must move quickly

But lounge, relax upon my chair

Don't sit but you may lay right there,

Or stand binoculars in hand

Observing me observing land.

'I would also never go to sea.'
'Whyever not?'
'I hate the water.'
'But you went with the Owl.'

 

Riddle Answer A Deck

 

Riddle Explanation
I'm on the vessel on the sea - a ship's deck.

to clear me you must move quickly - to clear the deck or get out the way and prepare for action.

but lounge, relax upon my chair don't sit but you may lay right there - a deckchair.

or stand binoculars in hand observing me observing land - an observation deck.

MyBaby

Some of the MyBaby Line stickers that come with the personalised images of your baby.

Riddle Me Bred

If you've been bred to answer this riddle, then select the title and leave your legacy below.


You live on me you're born and bred,

To find it first go one ahead,

But in me and you're paper flat,

You've been around me, fancy that

You left and now you're back but since you did

Came a new kid.

'I think that's a good life philosophy.'
'What is?'
'To find it first go one ahead.'
'Lucky it's not in me and you're paper flat.'

 

Riddle Answer A Block

 

Riddle Explanation
you live on me you're born and bred - a housing block.

to find it first go one ahead - in directions, especially in the US where cities follow a more grid-like plan, go straight ahead one block.

but in me and you're paper flat - a block of flats.

you've been around me, fancy that - to have been around the block, or romantically experienced.

you left and now you're back but since you did came a new kid - the new kid on the block.

MyBaby Rayden

This is the first set of personalised stickers that I created. If you would like your own baby, grandchild, or even pet (series coming soon) made into a Line sticker set then contact me!

Riddle Me Dog

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Well done, now you've become my dog,

So pay my dollar, go whole hog,

A scratch or little mark, a splotch,

Yet best of all if with my notch

So off the part that can't think deeply, tread

Still in the head.

'I would never become a dog! Foul beasts.'
'In all our days we are all at some points dogs, no doubt.'
'How absurd. I surely will never be.'

 

Riddle Answer Top

 

Riddle Explanation
well done, now you've become my dog - to be top dog.

so pay my dollar, go whole hog - to be top dollar.

a scratch or little mark, a splotch,

Yet best of all if with my notch - top-notch.

so off the part that can't think deeply, tread still in the head - off the top of one's head.

Samurai Cats

This is the first sketch of another Line application sticker set - based on my original samurai cat series.

Riddle Me Last

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I'm done to many things at last,

To the first bottle went down fast,

To the main lights and focus view,

To time as there's nothing to do

About it, near it, closing in

For I may be a mortal sin.

'Are you also done to cork screws? And fountain pens?'
'I'm done to many things, but not them. Though what the cork holds or the nib flows perhaps.'

 

Riddle Answer A Kill

 

Riddle Explanation
to the first bottle went down fast - to kill the bottle, or to drink it all up.

to the main lights and focus view - to kill the lights, or turn the lights off.

to time as there's nothing to do - to kill time or to have time to kill.

about it, near it, closing in for I - to close in for the kill.

for I may be a mortal sin - according to the Catechism of the Catholic Church murder is a mortal sin, though, unless avoidable or without proportionate reason, accidental killing is not.

Views of Somewhere VI

The last set of the Line sticker series that I'll share here - the village in the tree.

Riddle Me Sacrifice

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I come both good, a sacrifice,

And bad, and black as plummet prices

Crash into a shore deserted,

As you find a tribe perverted,

Take me to your side, take of your suit,

Today a casual commute.

'Oh no, I certainly don't like sacrifices. Why would that be good?'
'It is often a good thing to make sacrifice. You should know that as you welcome prey.'

 

Riddle Answer Friday

 

Riddle Explanation
I come both good, a sacrifice - Good Friday is the Friday before Easter in the Christian calendar that signifies the crucifixion of Christ.

and bad, and black as plummet prices crash - Black Friday, a day of economic catastrophe. Coined from market collapse in 1869 when Jay Gould and James Fisk tried to corner the gold market.

crash into a shore deserted, as you find a tribe perverted, take me to your side - a main character in Daniel Defoe's novel Robinson Crusoe, and the origin of the phrase Man Friday, a reliable man-servant.

girl Friday, an efficient and loyal female assistant in reference the Man Friday.

take of your suit, today a casual commute - casual Friday, a day at work where casual attire may be worn.

Views of Somewhere III

The part of the set in space - where the man on the moon lives with the rabbit that pounds rice.

Riddle Me Beasts

If you've a ferociously good idea, then stomp of the title and scrawl it below.


A time to marry Scottish beasts,

To Odin dedicate the feasts

The time the planet closest sun

Or star that's filled with waters run

The Japanese know it the same,

All this is in my name.

'What's in a name?'
'A huge amount, especially if you take the name from different tongues!'

 

Riddle Answer Wednesday

 

Riddle Explanation
a time to marry Scottish beasts - wed nes, or Ness, day.

to Odin dedicate the feasts the time the planet closest sun - from Old English Wōdnesdæg or day of Woden or Odin, a borrowed translation from dies Mercurii, day of Mercury. The Germanic God Odin was interpreted as Mercury.

or star that's filled with waters run the Japanese know it the same - in Japanese suiyoibi means water day, as Mercury is the water star.

Views of Somewhere II

Another small group of the Line sticker set (which is 40 in total).

Riddle Me Races

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Along a tunnel this train races;

Stops not at stations, leaps the spaces,

Lost and sometimes found again

Surprised to find me here, as when

You'd never me, ivory orb

In which, though you're not water, you're absorbed.

'I love trains, but they're awfully fast. I wouldn't want to race one.'
'Well there's no point in waiting at a station for this one.'

 

Riddle Answer A Thought

 

Riddle Explanation
along a tunnel this train races - a train of thoughts.

lost and sometimes found again - to lose one's train of thought.

surprised to find me here, as when you'd never me - never thought I'd see you here!

ivory orb in which, though you're not water, you're absorbed - to be absorbed in thought.

Views of Somewhere I

I have started creating a few Line sticker sets. Line is a messaging application popular in Asia that originated in Japan. This set is a collection of small scenes, or momentary views into the world I illustrate and write about.

Riddle Me Various

If you have various ideas then touch the title, and leave them in the comments below.


All me of it means various,

And I'm of what's contrarious

You agree but you don't, what's that he makes?

Well blimey all of me it takes

Well your beliefs are wrong quite utterly

Nothing of me.

'All you of it? What if I only want half of you of it and half of you of other?'
'What are you babbling on about?'
...
'I'm not sure of either.'

 

Riddle Answer A Sort

 

Riddle Explanation
all me of it means various - all sorts of, all kinds of something.

and I'm of what's contrarious you agree but you don't - sort of.

what's that he makes? Well blimey all of me it takes - it takes all sorts.

well your beliefs are wrong quite utterly nothing of me - nothing of the sort.

Turtle and Town Beginning

These are some of the first steps in an illustration for the book In Truth Stories, for the story on how the turtle got its shell. For the lovely final piece, well, you'll just have to find it, along with the turtle, in the book.

Riddle Me General

If you've a general idea, click on the title and leave that below also.


In general we communicate what passed

And printing me helped do so fast

To go to me means all will know

And off not cold, but hot will go

Though hold a minute, shocking all bottom to top

So us you stop.

'You communicate in the past?'
'Well naturally I did also, and shall continue to into the future.'
'Oh, that's a relief. Otherwise I'd be quite bored.'

 

Riddle Answer Press

 

Riddle Explanation
in general we communicate what passed - the communications media as a whole.

and printing me helped do so fast - a printing press.

to go to me means all will know - to go to press.

and off not cold, but hot will go - hot off the press.

though hold a minute, shocking all bottom to top so us you stop - stop the presses! Hold everything!

Raven Done

The final steps to the Raven study. Based on another artist's original character, a girl who has a jacket with raven designs on it. It felt more suitable the other way around for my writing and style.