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Bovinatron

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« on: 08-23-2001 20:51 »

first of all, i want to congradulate bart182, for gettting his letter published.  here it is:



I just wanted to say how much i enjoy Futurama!  The show is teh best on TV, and the comic is as good as any other Bongo comic!  I can't wait for more issues and spin-offs (I hope you will make spin-offs) ofFuturama Comics  I thought #1 was superb, and #2 was also great.  You guys make such good stories, and the art in all Bongo comics are masterpieces.  But I have one problem with the Futurama comics:  You haven't had any Alien Alphabet yet!  I need to decode it! I love the hidden messages, and I hope you will put them in upcoming issues.

Jonathoan Jr. (a.k.a. bart182)
Via e-mail.



apparently, the talented folks over at Bongo really took Jon seriously. their reply (the only reply out of all the letters accepted in this issue) was in alien language, but i decoded it here:


Just for you, Jonathan, we have encoded the titled to each of the letters on this page.  We hope you have fun with it.


and here are all the titles of the letters, in order that they were placed in the issue's letter page:

Strange but true

fix-o-rama

most wanted

message massage

what up

on a quest

f-rated “for fun”

code buster
[jon's letter]


all of those were in alien language 1.
later tonight, i will put up the one sentence of AL2.

bart182

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« Reply #1 on: 08-23-2001 20:55 »
« Last Edit on: 08-23-2001 20:55 »

   big grin

I would like to take a moment to thank all the little people that didn’t help me at all to get in #5! Randi, mArc, KENNDEY, kryten, bovi(something), and VF.  Without you, I wouldnt have gotten in it! Oh wait, I did get in it!  lol


Thanks one and all!

[Jon] - [my winamp statistics]
[CGEF - gotfuturama.com]
[Futurama Collectorama! - enjoyslurm.com]

Nixorbo

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« Reply #2 on: 08-23-2001 20:59 »
« Last Edit on: 08-23-2001 20:59 »

Alien Language, huh?  Sounds like a Recheck/Weird scene-er to me

PS - Trab, og ot yaw!
bart182

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« Reply #3 on: 08-23-2001 21:00 »

Oh and you too nix...   tongue
Nixorbo

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« Reply #4 on: 08-23-2001 21:07 »

At last!  Recognition!
Bovinatron

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« Reply #5 on: 08-23-2001 22:45 »
« Last Edit on: 08-23-2001 22:45 »

OK, i'm gonna need some help decoding the AL2 part.  Here is the frame that it is found in.  some of the stuff in the frame probably doesn't matter or have anything to do with a possible answer to the puzzle, but i'm including everything i can anyway, to recreate the frame if you haven't seen it.  i'm putting it in a spoiler cause it's toward the end of the comic book, but i you know how after every episode, everything goes back to how it started? don't expect anything different in this book.

  i think one of the most important pieces of evidence from the frame is that what the audience is saying, is in a talk bubble without the little tail going to the person's mouth.  it is not a thought bubble, or a text box.  this suggests that whatever the language means, is being said by somebody in the audience. 

here is what is being said.  to understand which symbol goes with which numbers, and how to decode AL2, go to this website (i think it's Tor's): http://www.merfuturama.cjb.net.   

here's what is being said:

07-04     
15-@-11-11-04-03     
19-07-26-19     
14-13-04     
14-@-19     
26-18-18

here is how far i am right now in my attempt to decode it, but none of what i've done so far has made a word.  i think i'm doing it wrong and that's why i need help.

wherever there is a non-number/letter symbol, that represents a symbol that has not been seen before.

07-04
07-23
G-W

15-@-11-11-04-03

19-07-26-19
19-14-12-07
S-N-L-G

14-13-04
14-25-5
NYE

14-@-19

14-#

07-$-18

26-18-18
26-18-26
ZRZ
Tor

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« Reply #6 on: 08-24-2001 02:45 »

I'll need a scanned copy of the comic before I can get to work. I know link exchange is forbidden here, so I guess I'll have to look for it elsewhere.

         
In memoriam: CGEF
Wait, that's not necessary anymore! Wooohooo!
Chump

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« Reply #7 on: 08-26-2001 17:45 »

Dammit! Kevin needs some pictures!
PICTURES I SAY!
PainoMan

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« Reply #8 on: 08-31-2001 15:54 »

I don't have the issue here with me right now, but if the numbers 07-04-15-@-11-11-04-03-19-07-26-19-14-13-04-14-@-19-26-18-18 (from above) are correct, then the line in the comic says, "He pulled that one out ass."  The unknown symbol is "U" (20).

They did not use AL2 the way the TV show does.  They used it the same way AL1 is used, as a simple alphabetical substitution.

By the way, the chart on Tor's page is wrong.  It should start with 0, not 1.  This error began at The Futurama Outlet.

PainoMan
Chump

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« Reply #9 on: 08-31-2001 16:24 »

Wow. Welcome to PEEL PM, usefull post to begin with...
PainoMan

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« Reply #10 on: 08-31-2001 16:34 »

Hi Chump, thanks!  I didn't have a hand in cracking AL2, but I was there on the Outlet's board when Willie and Payn did.  It was very exciting to see it all come together.

I have some interesting Futurama related graphics that I'd like to send to a site, but since The Outlet is not quite all there yet, can anybody point me to a good site?  The graphics are not anything from the show, but relate to it.  Pretty cool stuff!

See ya'll!

PainoMan
Chump

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« Reply #11 on: 08-31-2001 17:03 »

You can wait for the outlet, it is slowly coming together... but theres some other sites you could try, TFP or GNE both have buttons here at PEEL at the bottom. I'm interested in what you have, Not from but relate to?
And you don't really have to Sign Pianoman every time.
Tor

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« Reply #12 on: 08-31-2001 18:18 »

 
Quote
Originally posted by PainoMan:
By the way, the chart on Tor's page is wrong.  It should start with 0, not 1.  This error began at The Futurama Outlet.

But.. but.. what.. why.. how...?

(Tor's head explodes)

         
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Wait, that's not necessary anymore! Wooohooo!
One2
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« Reply #13 on: 09-01-2001 12:41 »

ooops, same mistake on my site... Must be a computer-virus infecting Futurama-Sites ;-)
futurefreak

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« Reply #14 on: 09-03-2001 17:24 »

hey welcome to PEEL, One2!  smile
Bovinatron

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« Reply #15 on: 09-07-2001 01:51 »

 
Quote
Originally posted by PainoMan:
I don't have the issue here with me right now, but if the numbers 07-04-15-@-11-11-04-03-19-07-26-19-14-13-04-14-@-19-26-18-18 (from above) are correct, then the line in the comic says, "He pulled that one out ass."  The unknown symbol is "U" (20).

They did not use AL2 the way the TV show does.  They used it the same way AL1 is used, as a simple alphabetical substitution.

By the way, the chart on Tor's page is wrong.  It should start with 0, not 1.  This error began at The Futurama Outlet.

PainoMan

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« Reply #16 on: 09-07-2001 02:05 »
« Last Edit on: 09-08-2001 00:00 »

The question i asked has been answered
Rachel_D

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« Reply #17 on: 09-08-2001 19:18 »

I just got #5!  *Does the I-just-got-#5 dance*

  smile   cool


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