Shakespeare & Echo


#1

Has anyone called and recorded the line from the pastebin puzzle?

I mean, on the echo-64 website. Has anyone called the (408) 703-2077 number, and as the message, recorded the Hamlet line from the pastebin? In other words, has anyone called echo-64 and left the following message “There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so”?


#2

You mean the early one? I included each recording in my recap video:
There’s a second call after that.

Sources being:


#3

No. I mean, on the echo-64 website. Has anyone called the (408) 703-2077 number, and as the message, recorded the Hamlet line from the pastebin? In other words, has anyone called echo-64 and left the following message “There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so”?


#4

I don’t think so. I could ask someone to try that out ^^


#5

Apparently, it has been tried :sweat_smile: and the result is the same as with saying anything into that number


#6

Oh I gotcha.
Part of me thinks all these recordings are going to be used later. Hence the time gaps between clues. Man, that would be interesting… haha!


#7

Thanks! I have tried calling it and leaving different “inputs” such as 1974# and so on, but nothing happened.


#8

I just called and read the monologue of the ghost of hamlet’s father. I think I came just short of 5 minutes, but I always rush these things, maybe a little over 3 minutes.


#9

Tried a few random Hamlet-related things with no real luck. Tried sending the next Hamlet line "To me it is a prison"
to the contact box on www.echo-64.com/atlas, tried www.echo-64.com/to-me-it-is-a-prison, tried converting that line (and the “nothing either good or bad” line) to Base64 (Seemed like a good idea given the 64 in the URL), and trying those values as pages on www.echo-64.com/ , nothing from any of them.

Slightly unrelated, but I wonder if there is still something to be found on the About Us and History pages on the Echo site. Both have icons that change color when you mouse over them but can’t be clicked. Anyone found anything in the site’s source?


#10

Also interesting, Hamlet uses the word Fay (The name of their first Echo) a few lines later in the play.


#11

Posting this here because it most closely relates to the literature-y stuff I’ve found:

I’m not sure how long it’s been there, but the Old Gods account on this forum has a quote from Dickens’ A Christmas Carol in the bio.

‘Men’s courses will foreshadow certain ends, to which, if persevered in, they must lead. But if the courses be departed from, the ends will change.’

The context of the quote can be found here: http://www.pagebypagebooks.com/Charles_Dickens/A_Christmas_Carol/Stave_4_The_Last_of_the_Spirits_p10.html

TL;DR The excerpt has similar thematic elements to WT as a whole. Scrooge is shown his own grave and says “I will live in the Past, the Present, and the Future.” Just something to keep in mind!


#12

It has been noted before. It has also been repeatedly pointed out that this forum is officially not related to this ARG in any other way than as a place for discussion. As such, I would not expect to find any answers to the ARG on this forum. :slight_smile:


#13

Are there any Shakespeare references in the Multiverse-75 site?