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LJ Supermaze Game

borusa has come up with an interesting time-wasting game which, apparently having time to waste today, I've just tried out.

The idea is to choose one of your interests and then select someone with that same interest at random and try and find your way back to your own LiveJournal by using their Friends.

To reiterate borusa's actual rules
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What you do is select an interest from your list, then choose someone you have never ever heard of who shares it. Your mission is to navigate back to your own journal by clicking from friend to friend.

The aim is to get as low a score as possible, and you get a point every time you click a link. You can't go back though, so just getting "home" is the real acheivement.

You get bonus points taken off if you go through someone whose location is in Australia. This is known as "being caught in the Strine-trap", and it can be markedly difficult to escape.

Added rules

1) After the initial jump (which can be done from a shared interest, or less-interestingly from random user) you must navigate only by using friends list (not friend-of).
2) You can't go back to a user you have previously visited unless there are no other options available to you.
3) Using communities is cheating, and will get you sent to Norman-No-Mates, who lives in Iowa.
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I'm fairly please with myself as I managed to get home in nine moves, which is pretty darn good - expect to be travelling a long time if you make the wrong choices folks!

The interest I choose was 'Skinny Puppy' and my route home (which only took me to America and Canada) was as follows:

Interest: Skinny Puppy 

leapielee (North Carolina, USA)
devoidofthought (
Ontario, Canada)
intravenous (?)
harmony314 (
Washington, USA)
atomic_kitty (
Washington, USA)
maryssa (
California, USA)
wickedthought (?,
USA)
muskrat_john (
Wisconsin, USA)
angusabranson (ME!)

Comments

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jasonlblair
Feb. 3rd, 2005 04:17 pm (UTC)
wickedthought is in California.
angusabranson
Feb. 3rd, 2005 04:21 pm (UTC)
Thanks, it wasn't on his LJ bio :p
painted_bird
Feb. 3rd, 2005 04:23 pm (UTC)
oh dear. you know what i chose, don't you???

not gonna work!
angusabranson
Feb. 3rd, 2005 04:26 pm (UTC)
your grandmother's best hat???

I think you're supposed to choose an interest that AT LEAST ONE other person in the world may have! :p

Go on then, if it wasn't the hate what was it?
painted_bird
Feb. 3rd, 2005 04:27 pm (UTC)
think, angus - what obscure interest do i have that everyone laughs at??
angusabranson
Feb. 3rd, 2005 04:33 pm (UTC)
I'm guessing that'll be morris dancing then?

Go on, give it a go. You might be surprised :D
painted_bird
Feb. 3rd, 2005 04:35 pm (UTC)
it won't work...
angusabranson
Feb. 3rd, 2005 04:47 pm (UTC)
Sure it will. It might just take some time.

If you want choose one of my interests and I'll see if I can trace myself back with that than you can with morris dancing :p
jonnynexus
Feb. 3rd, 2005 04:27 pm (UTC)
Okay, I can beat that.

Interest: James Wallis

pete_darby (Canterbury, Kent, United Kingdom)
jonnynexus (ME!)

Perhaps I should try Coronation Street or Veganism.
angusabranson
Feb. 3rd, 2005 04:32 pm (UTC)
Ah, but you've forgotten the first rule of Supermaze.....

What you do is select an interest from your list, THEN CHOOSE SOMEONE YOU HAVE NEVER EVER HEARD OF WHO SHARES IT.

There's only two people who share that particular interest and you already know each other :p
jonnynexus
Feb. 3rd, 2005 04:43 pm (UTC)
Can I help it if the world is regrettably short of people who share an appreciation of the truly jamesian qualities of His Jamesness? :)
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angusabranson
Feb. 3rd, 2005 04:34 pm (UTC)
As I just mentioned to Mr.Nexus (above)

Ah, but you've forgotten the first rule of Supermaze.....

What you do is select an interest from your list, THEN CHOOSE SOMEONE YOU HAVE NEVER EVER HEARD OF WHO SHARES IT.

There's only two people who share that particular interest and you already know each other :p
jonnynexus
Feb. 3rd, 2005 04:44 pm (UTC)
Well technically, I don't actually know Mr Darby. (Other than him being someone who reads my blog).
angusabranson
Feb. 3rd, 2005 04:46 pm (UTC)
Ah, but you see Mr Nexus you have heard of him :p

All hail the Jamesness!
jonnynexus
Feb. 3rd, 2005 04:54 pm (UTC)
I just tried Veganism. It wasn't good. I got sucked into a weird sub-culture of alternative people and couldn't find my way out.
angusabranson
Feb. 3rd, 2005 04:57 pm (UTC)
I started trying 'Chris Cunningham' but I ended up seemingly going on a grand tour of all the States in the Union with the occasional pitstop in Canada. I gave up after about forty stops :(

If I'd managed to even get someone in Washington State I'd have been happy to try and carry on as I know people over there that I might have been able to get to :(
jonnynexus
Feb. 3rd, 2005 05:02 pm (UTC)
I think the motherlode to aim at has got to be muskrat_john with 1061 friends. Which means (if you're on his friends list) that all you've got to do is get to someone who's into roleplaying and sooner or later you'll get to him.
xxxgrimxxx
Feb. 3rd, 2005 05:14 pm (UTC)
:)
Warren Ellis is a good pitstop too.
corpsie
Feb. 3rd, 2005 09:46 pm (UTC)
Interest: Bar Billiards.
atommickbrane
kitty_goth
vikinghugs (or 6 others)
corpsie

Hmm. maybe I should try something less obscure. Do I get docked points for never crossing the M25?
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