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Author Topic: mysterious Codex Transportica book found - i have the website to prove it.  (Read 13742 times)

nudone

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The Codex Transportica

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http://www.codextransportica.com

A mysterious book has recently come into my possession (Mr. R. Maximus is the other custodian of the book). It is our belief that the book contains something profound - we simply need time to translate the illegible scribble that accompanies the bizarre illustrations.

You are invited to join us and be part of the throng that will learn the mysteries of the Codex Transportica.

Please make use of the RSS and email subscription services to follow the adventure. Comments are welcomed over at the website, as are questions and suggestions. New posts will be uploaded at least once a week but I will aim to make them more frequent.

As further introduction, Mr. R. Maximus has deciphered the first extract from the beginning of the book.
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First diary entry - undated.

The Seizures, as I have come to call them, struck quite suddenly. The first time, I was dining alone in a favourite house, and awoke face down on the linen. The wait staff seemed frightened of me; I had knocked over a water glass and broken a vase of flowers. Before me was the first drawing, sketched carefully in my own hand inside of a notebook I had purchased that morning.

The next time it happened, I was at work. The incident cost me my position, for after I was revived it was shown to me that I’d carefully inked a drawing on the back of an irreplaceable 16th century manuscript. (Trading in the bonds I possessed to pay for my vandalism did not appease my employer. Though I do now own the defaced manuscript.)

Shortly thereafter I barricaded myself at home. The Seizures come upon me a few times a week, then leave me alone for a month or more. Just when I begin to wonder if they have departed me for good, I am stricken once more. Often there are words and descriptions for the bizarre devices I have drawn, left behind as the waking memory of some nightmare. I must hurry to transcribe them before they fade entirely; and transcribe them I must, for I feel they hold a clue to my worsening condition.

It is as if a spider were niggling between my frontal lobes. An odd, foreign presence that sometimes taps at the mental skylight, and finding it unlocked, sneaks in for a visit. My greatest fear is not that the Seizures continue, driving me into complete madness, but that they stop before I learn their secrets.
« Last Edit: March 20, 2008, 05:20:26 AM by nudone »

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Very entertaining! :)

And very well done!

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Freedom is the right to be wrong, not the right to do wrong. - John Diefenbaker

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Weird, interesting and captivating :)
- carpe noctem

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Impressive!

Beautifully drawn, and with fascinating descriptions.
Congrats nudone and Ralph on having found this antique book ;)

 :-*

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Wonderful artwork!  :Thmbsup: :Thmbsup: :Thmbsup: :Thmbsup: :Thmbsup: :Thmbsup:

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thanks, guys. it's taken a long time to get just right with all the wordpress plugins and usual browser problems.

but more importantly, i hope that everyone will freqently check back on the site to see the new content. there are a few pictures i'll upload this week.

oh, should have said earlier, thanks go to mouser for his coding help. i'd have been forced to make a lot of changes if it wasn't for him.
« Last Edit: March 15, 2008, 07:30:57 AM by nudone »

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I like it! :)

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beautiful site and book, illustrations, everything :-*
Tom

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Fabulous, guys  :Thmbsup:
"Some people have a way with words, other people,... oh... have not way" - Steve Martin

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Beautiful stuff, I love it  :-*
The text and images are perfect.

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thanks again, guys. (and thanks on behalf of Mr. Maximus too.)

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Just got the Codex email update about the Head Dart (Spartan Joy specification) - cool!  :D

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thanks, BrotherS.

i'm glad to know you are following via the email updates.

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I'm following via RSS. None of the cool styles are included though, so I always click through to view it as it was intended to be viewed :)


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thanks, that's very good to know, Deozaan.  :Thmbsup:

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Did you know this one?

http://www.archimede...rafi/C_serafini.html

yes, mouser told me about it after i made him aware of the plans for the codex transportica. i think he once owned the book.

i've now seen the book (torrents are your friend). i think the artwork is great but i was expecting something a little more interesting overall.

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Some lovely new pics, no longer pencil drawings (pen/biro?)

looking really nice anyway!
http://www.codextran...s-class-superlifter/
Tom

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thanks, tomos.

the new pictures are done using a 'wacom cintiq 12W'.

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review here http://gizmodo.com/3...rdict-simply-amazing


i'd call it a good tool - but not "simply amazing". but they do say that a bad workman blames his tools so perhaps i shouldn't complain.

edit:
oh, here's the picture on the Transportica site that tomos was referring to...

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« Last Edit: April 29, 2008, 08:24:49 AM by nudone »

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DUDE!! Toyota has been reading the Codex!!
Here's proof!

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 :o

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looks like they beat me to it - "expo 2005".


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oh...
>_<

how's this?

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« Last Edit: April 01, 2009, 05:12:18 PM by Edvard »

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That reminds me of the Voynich Manuscript. Very interesting stuff.
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oh...
>_<

how's this?
 (see attachment in previous post)
ah, that's much better. i'm glad you found the undoctored version of the photo.

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i've just found another version in my spam folder - appears to be from the future - the plot thickens.

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