Celebrations

Hey All,

Yesterday was my birthday so I was away with my family - but more importantly, this weekend is my son’s first birthday! So making some nice plans for that. I hope you’re well, and so here we are discussing celebrations! What is your favourite celebration?

Here’s a simply puzzling one I wrote right now, just for you. Try not to peek until you’ve thought long and hard and given your guess below (spoiler blocks apply as always)!

 

What counts alone but also counts for all?

What is a finger, line, or single scrawl?

What, when it’s bottom falls off, is then left on

the top is always me, though rulers come and gone.

 

Riddle Answer One

 

Riddle Explanation
What counts alone but also counts for all? - one means singular but also all people (one scratches one’s head when confused).
What is a finger, line, or single scrawl? - different ways to show ‘one’.
What, when it’s bottom falls off, is then left on - remove the ‘e’ and it becomes ‘on’.
left on the top is always me, though rulers come and gone. - there can only be one on the top.

 

I think the riddle here is a nice thinker - though not one of my best. Rushing to write while taking care of family, but still enjoy!

Comments including your own content are always welcome but even if you’re a lurker, a simple hello or comment on how devilish my riddles are is appreciated as it lets me know how many are watching.

I look forward to this new age with you! And do invite friends and family to join us here too!




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A New Age

Dear All,

Welcome! So this’ll probably take a little trial-and-error and getting-use-to but I’m glad to have you here - the functionality is a little lost from the community channel but the switch shouldn’t be difficult as this is Disqus powered. 

Only I can make posts here, but you are free to comment on my posts with content, riddles of your own, puzzles and brain teasers. 

I don’t know if I can ‘recommend’ posts so I’ll probably try to set up a schedule (at least once a week). Also here I don’t think there’s a week deadline so comments can continue indefinitely - I believe. But I know from experience it can be hard to know when someone has replied to an old post of yours, so don’t be offended if someone doesn’t respond and you can always politely remind them.

As with the channel, I won’t sensor or monitor much, but I never had to as we’re here to enjoy ourselves and stretch our minds. But please remember that not only is this available to anyone from all over the world and of any age, but also this is now on my business website - so I may have to be firmer if someone posts content that could damage my name/work/business.

And, as we flesh out how the community will use this blog, feel free to make suggestions and discuss (disqus?) with me possibilities to improve it.

That’s all for now, so let’s get started with an original riddle I write as I’m waiting to begin my first class. 


I measure a symbolic time,

A period defined, and I’m 

A mixed up name for what you hear

With-in me commonly’s two thousands years.


Try not to peek until you’ve thought long and hard and given your guess below (spoiler blocks apply as always)!

 

Riddle Answer An Era

 

Riddle Explanation

‘I measure a symbolic time, A period defined’ - a literal definition 

‘and I’m A mixed up name for what you hear With’ - an ‘ear’

‘With-in me commonly’s two thousands years’ - the common era (now 2,019 years young).

 

Comments including your own content are always welcome but even if you’re a lurker, a simple hello or comment on how devilish my riddles are is appreciated as it lets me know how many are watching.

I look forward to this new age with you! And do invite friends and family to join us here too!




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Welcome Disqussers

Quick post to let you comment here and make sure it’s all working. No bells and whistles for now.

riddle:

put me in the stop the sound

upon your bottom’s where I’m found

Website Remodelled!

It's been a while posting here as I've been updating and remodelling my website. Take a look at the new content! Explore the new animal portrait collection from my Instagram page. Peruse my newly opened shop, and enjoy all the fresh nonsensical whimsy. 

Always feel free to get in touch, so comment here, on my Facebook page, Instagram page, or by email through the contact page. I look forward to hearing from you!

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Riddle Me Oft

If you've oft the answer but know not what to do, press the title and do it below.


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So many kinds; swim hardly soft

And with the soldiers marching oft;

I'm jumbled, mixed and much confused

So run away; you hunt me, used

The back gate, snuck, and got me wrongful;

Beat me, you must break a songful. 

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'So many kinds, swim hardly soft? Are you sweet?'
'Yes.'
'Really?'
'But I'm not a sweet.'

 

Riddle Answer An Egg

 

Riddle Explanation
so many kinds; swim hardly soft and with the soldiers marching oft - a hard or soft boiled egg, often served with soldiers.

I'm jumbled, mixed and much confused so run away - a scrambled egg.

run away; you hunt me, used the back gate, snuck, and got me wrongful - a poached egg.

beat me, you must break a songful - you can't make an omelette without breaking some eggs.

Renaissance Rabbit

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Foundation work done for the first piece in the European Renaissance series of rabbits. This is a dual series to go along with the Eastern/Japanese series of cats. Further posts on my Instagram page at jack_brutus_penny.

Riddle Me Pout

I've you've an idea, don't just pout, click on the title and let it out.


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I'm up, or just as bad, I'm out,

You may be two me, losers pout

But just as bad's to waste me so

Know any, I just ask and go

To help, for it's a cruel man if he

Can't give the one day's me.

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'I'm usually up, and often out, is this riddle finally actually about me?'
'No, and I never understand why to insist on staying up out of reach yet always want me to join you.'
'come closer.'

 

Riddle Answer Time

 

Riddle Explanation
I'm up, or just as bad, I'm out - time up, or time out.

you may be two me, losers pout - a two time loser.

but just as bad's to waste me so - a waste of time.

so know any, I just ask and go - any time.

for it's a cruel man if he can't give the one day's me - to not give anyone the time of day.

Woodblock-print Cat III

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The final stage, where I add the designs on the kimono and in this case the hair accessories. See this post and more on my Instagram page at jack_brutus_penny.

Riddle Me After

If you wish the leave the answer after you've had it, click on the title and do so below.


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It all goes flying after me,

First bad then comes the good, money's

Around as if no bank can break,

There flies a name for naming's sake,

And flies a ruder, bitter word,

That's caught when it is heard.

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'I wish things came flying after me.'
*sign*...'Why?'
'I like to eat flying things.'

 

Riddle Answer A Throw

 

Riddle Explanation
first bad then comes the good, money's - to throw good money after bad.

money's around as if no bank can break - to throw money around.

there flies a name for naming's sake - to throw a name around.

and flies a ruder, bitter word - to throw insults.

Woodblock-print Cat II

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Stage two in the same illustration process, adding shading and preliminary details. 

Riddle Me Accordingly

If the answer is accordingly in your mind, press the title and deliver is below.


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My place is here, so act accordingly

I'm done like nobody

Could fathom all this effort put

Is just to show me break a foot,

To run around my constant state, thereby I gush;

the state of being rather rushed.

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'My place is here? Well that sounds good, so is yours, so come here to me.'
'I can't reach.'

 

Riddle Answer A Business

 

Riddle Explanation
my place is here, so act accordingly - someone's place of business.

I'm done like nobody could fathom all this effort put - to do something like nobody's business.

is just to show me break a foot - that's show business.

the state of being rather rushed - busi-ness.

Woodblock-print Cat

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Some of the process for one of the larger cat pieces based on Japanese woodblock printed ukiyoe. More on my Instagram account at jack_brutus_penny

Riddle Me Split

If you're split on the solution, click on the title and leave both thoughts below.


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You take one me, I'm into it,

And judge within a second split,

I'm down, for all your intense blows

Have left me spread beneath your nose,

Who knows? Perhaps from this good things collide,

So I am on the brighter side.

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'I'd certainly not be into you taking one me.'
'Why's that?'
'Well, I've only one to begin with. I'd be left with nothing.'

 

Riddle Answer A Look

 

Riddle Explanation
you take one me, I'm into it, and judge within a second split - to take a look at something. Also, to look into an issue.

I'm down, for all your intense blows

have left me spread beneath your nose - to look down one's nose.

perhaps from this good things collide, so I am on the brighter side - look on the bright side.

Cats on Line

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A few more from the cat series being created for Line stickers. 'Alert'

Riddle Me Key

If the key is clear, click on the title and leave the solution below.


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Things may come and go from me,

But I sit still my name's the key

I know where I belong, it's mine,

For I was firstly here assigned,

And find that I'm in love, though she won't take my bridal wreath;

For I'm beneath.

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'So what exactly can your name open?'
'Nothing, it is not that kind of key, unless we say it opens your mind.'
'Gosh, that sounds painful.'

 

Riddle Answer A Station

 

Riddle Explanation
I sit still my name's the key - to be stationary.

I know where I belong, it's mine - to know one's station.

for I was firstly here assigned - to station someone, somewhere.

I'm in love, though she won't take my bridal wreath; for I'm beneath - to marry beneath one's station.

Cats on Line

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A few more from the cat series being created for Line stickers. 'Doubtful'.

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.