June 10, 2017 at 3:42 pm #16565
@thebuz, in my opinion, they didn’t sound similar. The Russian’s accent is extremely thick to the point that some of his words were almost hard to understand. Stick Man I didn’t have that problem with. He sounded much more South American to me.June 10, 2017 at 3:43 pm #16566June 10, 2017 at 3:57 pm #16567Bryan BishopParticipant
Have to jump in here @thebuz – I’ve had a man with a Russian accent call me twice. It matched the voice on the Darren call. Given how poor human recollection is, it could be a mistake in assuming it’s the same person as The Man With The Stick. Except one of the times he was actually tapping his stick in the background, to make sure I could hear it. Don’t think this is as cut and dried as it may seem.June 10, 2017 at 4:04 pm #16568Buz WallickModerator
@bcbishop The guy that called Darren is Boris the Bulgarian from registration. 100%. If you heard his stick tapping in the background and it sounded like the same guy both times than that is Boris Stickman.
@taysavestheday is saying it didn’t sound like Boris but a Russian dude… yet sounded just like Darren call.
So… same dude across the board? Or was the guy that called Bri and Hannah just a stand in for Stickman?June 10, 2017 at 4:10 pm #16569KevinParticipant
To add to the confusion, though I only spoke with him briefly, the Russian did have a very thick accent and was hard to understand. My memory of the Man with the Stick’s accent doesn’t line up with the Russian’s. I don’t remember his accent being that thick or ever having a hard time understanding him.June 10, 2017 at 4:15 pm #16570Buz WallickModerator
@kevin Goddammit. This is all fucked up.
We potentially have two characters running about.June 10, 2017 at 4:20 pm #16571Andrew KaschParticipant
Considering Stick Man and Russian are concerned with matters of “the heart,” I would wager they are the same person.June 10, 2017 at 4:23 pm #16572Hannah SchenckParticipant
@thebuz @kevin The guy who called me had a VERY thick accent (I wish I could insert an audio of my impression but I will resist from fully embarrassing myself) and he sounded rather charming and informative. He did not come off aggressive or passionate with his voice, just as if he was delivering a friendly message. With that being said, he definitely reminded me of Dracula, now that @taysavestheday mentioned that as a reference. I did not attend registration so I cannot say if the two voices are the same or just similar. Hope that little bit helps at leastJune 10, 2017 at 4:28 pm #16573KevinParticipant
@shankfx22 Yeah, the guy at registration wasn’t very friendly, not that he was necessarily unfriendly either, and never charming.
@kasch I think this is a good point, but Stick Guy was concerned with both the head and the heart while the guy who called @taysavestheday told him to avoid the weaknesses of the heart. Which just makes this even murkier.June 10, 2017 at 4:31 pm #16574
Reflecting, I may be wrong about Darren’s caller and The Russian being the same man. @shankfx22, I agree. The Russian had an exceptionally thick accent. He was there to provide advice and gather information, not threaten. The accent in the call with Darren was not nearly as thick.
So it looks like we either have two characters: The Bulgarian and The Russian, or one character who purposefully adjusts his accent based on his level of aggression/passion. I’d lean towards the former.June 10, 2017 at 4:31 pm #16575Hannah SchenckParticipantJune 10, 2017 at 4:33 pm #16576ChrisParticipant
@kasch where did the Russian exhibit an interest in the heart? Based on @taysavestheday‘s call he seems to completely align with Horace, happy that Taylor abandoned iConfidant and embraced his scientific side. My interaction with Stick Man was more spiritual than most, this doesn’t sound like his ideology. Stick Man is definitely of the heart. Whoever called Taylor sounds like the opposite.June 10, 2017 at 4:56 pm #16577Bryan BishopParticipant
“Considering Stick Man and Russian are concerned with matters of “the heart,” I would wager they are the same person.”
My thoughts as well, @kasch. I imagine the differences we’re noting here may be just due to, how shall I say this… implementation details.
Either way, I wouldn’t be surprised if they clarified this for us themselves. The Man With The Stick (and any potential colleagues) don’t strike me as the kind that like being misunderstood.
- This reply was modified 2 weeks, 3 days ago by Bryan Bishop. Reason: Removed the word "characters" because this isn't a game
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