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Aug 8, 2009

Complete the Pattern – Phase 2 has begun! Or has it?

Complete the Pattern | Videos | Viral/ARG | Posted by Scully

O.K. so it’s ‘0d + 1h + 17m + 49s‘ according to the website and I find myself just full of child-like giggles.  It occurs to me how easily I am amused and I wonder if I am the only person refreshing the screen every two minutes or so.

So, how do I keep myself occupied until then…I start surfing.

- The first thing I find is that nothing is happening with the ‘There is More‘ viral site.  There has been no activity on it since May.  There is nothing new on the Fox Fringe site, no bio for our new character Amy Jessup played by Meghan Markle, no new ‘Deep in the Lab’ videos.  Nothing new on Case 0091.  Massive Dynamic‘s website hasn’t changed a bit.  What Up?  If it wasn’t for the questionable site ‘Fou Trust‘  this summer would have been a complete bust!  I guess it’s no wonder that I am so excited about the new viral site, let’s hope it actually pans out.

- I found a cool video on facebook from last year that I had never seen before with some stunning visuals.  You can check it out here.

- I also discovered that the producers may be offering prizes for the ‘Complete the Pattern’ viral contest.  According to examiner.com, it could be a visit to the Fringe set.  READY, SET, GO people!

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Back to the topic at hand – Complete the Pattern!

O.K….here goes…3, 2, 1 and………………….nothing!

time: 9:30pm

Waiting.

Still waiting.

It’s been an hour and a half since the counter hit 0, and nothing-nothing-nothing!!!!!

No email, no activity.  What’s the hold-up people?

I think I will make some popcorn.

STAY TUNED, I WILL UPDATE THIS POST AS SOON AS SOMETHING HAPPENS!!

time: 11:00pm

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UPDATE: time 11:30pm

It has now been 2 hours since my counter hit 0…nothing.  There is talk that all of the clocks world-wide need to hit 0 before anything happens.  There is still at least one counter reading 1 hour and 23 minutes, so it looks like it will be awhile yet.  Stay tuned for more updates.

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UPDATE:

The final clock counting down is in Vancouver B.C., Canada.  This is where Fringe is filming now, so it makes sense that we will have to wait for their clock.

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UPDATE:

Di and I are both convinced that there is something else going on here.  Perhaps there is a clue in the glyphs, so everyone put on your thinking caps and get to it.

The talk is that this might all be for a simple preview of season 2 that hasn’t been released for the public yet.  Although that would be cool, there better be more than that for us die hard fans.  I will not be satisfied until secrets have been revealed and brain matter is oozing out of my ears and nose.  Sorry, a little too descriptive?

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UPDATE:

At 12 hour 34 minutes 56 seconds on 7th August 2009
The time and date will be 12:34:56 07/08/09
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

With apprx. 35 minutes left to go, by my clock (11:58pm), that would put the final clock countdown at almost exactly that time.

Coincidence…maybe not.

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COMPLAINT:

Seriously? Seriously!  Three little letters could have saved a lot of people a lot of time…’PST’.

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IT CAN’T BE TRUE: time 12:45am

O.K. so it wasn’t PSY we were waiting for…that has come and gone.  Apparently the Hawaiian clock is still at 6:30…there is no way I will be waiting for that one!  Might have to wait until the morning folks.  OK, I lied, I will probably stay up and wait for it.  Usually when I pull an all-nighter, I’m intoxicated.  Ooooh, not a bad idea…*pop fizz glug*.

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CANT…KEEP…EYES…OPEN:

Well I have good news and bad news.  The bad news is that if our theory about having to wait for all of the counters to reach 0 is true, then we are in for a longer wait than we thought.  It’s only 4:55pm in Fiji!  The good news is by the time something happens, I will be seeing the website in technicolor through bloodshot eyes!

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DEDICATED: time 1:55am

Well, we don’t have to worry about Fiji, they are ahead of us not behind us.  That leaves Hawaii, and I have started the counter.  It is now 7:56pm Hawaii time.  Let’s keep our fingers crossed and our eyelids open.

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LOSING STEAM: time 2:37am

The excitement is starting to drain from my body and is being replaced with a sense of naivety.  Have we been duped?  Was this all a ploy to sell dvd boxsets?  If it was, then they don’t know their audience very well at all do they?  Was it just some yearning for a puzzle that make me think there would actually be a carrot waiting for me on the end of this line?  I do live for the puzzle, so very much like HOUSE MD, minus the vicodin, although at this point, maybe it’s not such a bad idea.

Is anybody out there?

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LAST CHANCE: time 3:29am

Alright…let’s try this again on Hawaiian time:

O.K….here goes…3, 2, 1 and………………….nothing!   *swearing profusely*

This makes no sense to me.  If they were just trying to sell the DVD’s then why not put the countdown to the release date?  What just happened, other than NOTHING NOTHING NOTHING ?!?!  Well that’s it for tonight, maybe, by some miracle, there will be something to report tomorrow, but I am hanging up my hat and sharpening many objects which I will thrust through my Fringe enemies in my dreams tonight…WHAT’S LEFT OF IT! *much more swearing*.

Good night everyone and thanks for hanging in there with me.

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37 Responses to “Complete the Pattern – Phase 2 has begun! Or has it?”

  1. Di

    i have nothing, everybody has nothing. i’ve been surfing boards all around [i also checked every single viral site known so far and nothing has changed, because i have an idea that it might be going on somewhere..else than the completethepattern site]. well, i have been trying to crack the only pattern we se at this point, which is the ‘leaf-seahorse-frog’ then ‘seahorse-frog-leaf’ switch up on the glyphs..the golden dots that hover around them don’t match any of the glyph equivalency board we already know, so it’s not a word, but it is a ‘pattern’ in the strict sense of the word.

    i also found out that some people are still on the countdown in other places of the world, and i actually also discovered that me and my brother, on two different computers, had discrepancies on the countdown times displays way back when..our differences were by a little over a minute but a little while ago some people still had an hour left..this means that it is not time-zone sensitive, but also it’s still wonky on the same timezones

    ALSO some others have said to have a ‘skip’ button, which i never got, and that for some people who had it now has disappeared. there was a slight change on the msg displayed above the ‘submit your email’ window, that before read ‘secret clip’ and now reads ‘sneak peak’.

    all this is choppy, which is weird because they’re usually so careful with all their ARG’s. this makes no sense, but here i am, hitting refresh on both my email and the completethepattern website, and well..waiting for a change..maybe a new website went up somewhere but good luck finding it if we don’t know where or HOW to start looking. Did someone had any luck sending a text msg to the number? have they gotten anything back?!

  2. Scully

    The message was instructions to go to completethepattern.com/delta. Don’t get too excited, it’s the exact same website.

  3. Di

    /deep breaths. i just emailed you..misery loves company, and mine is feeling rather lonely :P still waiting though..vancouver has over an hour left on the countdown still, i’m assuming [as if part of the rest of the world still up and waiting at home on a friday night] that to prevent leaks, nothing can be expected until everybody reaches 00..this is nerve wreaking!

  4. Scully

    ‘doing jello-neck head-bob’ this better be worth the wait!

  5. Scully

    What do you think about this?

    At 12 hour 34 minutes 56 seconds on 7th August 2009
    The time and date will be 12:34:56 07/08/09
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

    kind of cool eh?

  6. Di

    ..while your thinking caps are already on..the countdown is stopping at 9:23 EVERYWHERE..9:23 is a random number, to say the least. 21:23 doesn’t mean much more to me either. any clues, anyone?

  7. s.

    here was 9:34 PM when counter hit zero

  8. immortallies

    oh gawd, how long can they string us along on this? T.T they’re sitting at home laughing at us all right now…

  9. ariannejean

    I’ll be up for another 3 or four hours… I’ll keep checking the site and my e-mail.

  10. ariannejean

    or at least two hours.

  11. Di

    @ariannejean: we’ve calculated that if in little less than an hour [it's exactly 8:30 in honolulu as we speak] we get nothing, then this is all a hoax and the email indeed will read ‘GOTCHA, SUCKAS!’. so keep the dream alive, and read you in an hour!

  12. Di

    /pinches arm../screams

    yeah, still here

    *yawns*

  13. ariannejean

    mm. okay. I mind as well go get a snack and wait at my PC like a good little fringe observer ^_^

  14. ariannejean

    there’s what, 5 mins left to go now?

  15. immortallies

    GOD PLEASE BE SOMETHING GOOD PLEASE.

  16. Di

    more like 25 minutes, but you get the idea

  17. immortallies

    well, at least some of us are still around…

  18. ariannejean

    I should be in bed, i have to get up in like 5.5 hours to drive to British Columbia. XD

    I suppose this is worth being a little grumpy first day of my vacation though

    *sits with eyes wide and hits refresh every few seconds*

  19. ariannejean

    0_o Nothing so far.

  20. Di

    noPE..i’m trying to pretend none of this has happened and it’s only a nightmare..fringe-deprived i call my brain, i’m imagining all this

  21. ariannejean

    I did just get an E-mail from Warner Brothers… but it was for harry potter something or other.

  22. Di

    ..so we know their server’s working. then this is just very mean.

  23. ariannejean

    ):
    yup.

  24. ariannejean

    is it common to put the year before the month?
    At the bottom of the age it says:
    Own it on blu-ray and DVD 09.08
    (and in the corner it says: watch it Thursdays 9/8c fox)

  25. Scully

    @ariannejean: while you’re in B.C. could you please stop by Vancouver and use one of our sharpened pitchforks to pierce the hearts of all those responsible for this charade.

    Thanks, that would be great.

    HEADLINE:
    “Pissed off fan bloodies up new shiny set of Fringe when producers fail to follow through on a viral campaign”

    PS, I think the 9 is September not the year.

  26. ariannejean

    haha, i promise if I go anywhere near vancouver I will at least angrily wave my fist or slip someone a note about the viral/arg being an obsetting let down.

    …I just realized they probobly mean 09.08.09 by the number. I was confused. haha.

  27. Di

    hahahahahaha

    @ariannejean: i thought the 09.08 meant september 8 OR august 9 [on this neck of the woods we put the month after the day, and not the other way around], it could read either way, amazon should give a more accurate solution to that on their pre-order page.

    i would look, but i don’t feel like it. i’m rebellious like that at almost 4am when i don’t receive emails from fox or wb

  28. Scully

    I don’t know what to do now. if I go to bed now and wake up in the morning and something has happened, I will kick myself for not waiting a little longer.

    On the other hand, I feel like the wool has been pulled over my eyes. Some illusion unlike anything since Kaiser Soze.

    Help me, what do we do girls?

  29. ariannejean

    I’m going to go one more round I think. just in case.
    If I miss something, I won’t have a chance to see it untill the 15th ):

  30. Scully

    OK, I think I am done for the night. This is obviously something that is going to require all of my thoughts, and right now my only thought is ‘num num beddy-bies’?

    I hate to do it, I don’t want to leave you girls hangin’ but it’s 4:15 and my alarm ring-a-lings at 6:30.

    tune in as soon as possible tomorrow and we will put our heads together again.

  31. Di

    i checked the ‘known’ ARGS, but nothing’s changed [the only thing i haven't touched is the case0091's root directory and it's because i can't remember how to access it]. i’m also googling idly stuff related all the ARG loose ends we have, which are several, but i can’t come up with anything else but alizee zeva, because honestly, at 4:07am, i can’t process much.

    then it hit me [sorta], on mr. jone’s tests to olivia, we only saw the first test of the box of goodies, the light game. we were expecting phase 2 of the games but never saw them. i’m sure that’s not it, but my mind’s running wildly at this point. fine, it’s more like crawling, but you get the idea. i know we need to be looking OUTSIDE what we’ve been given, but WITHIN what we know. it’s probably completely obvious to a functioning brain, which mine isn’t.

    remember that we’re looking for a PATTERN here. think PATTERN. outside what we already know [no MD, ITI, TIM, FT].

    anyways, im going to crash after 7 hours of chitchatting with scully and immortallies. i hope i dream the answer to this, if i don’t, imma be very pissed in the morning. nite nite gals

  32. ariannejean

    STILL NOTHING!
    I’m going to bed. Talk to you all when I get back.
    I bet I’ll miss ton’s of awesome ARG/Viral stuff.
    Enjoy it all a little extra for me ^_^

    TTYL

  33. Di

    girl, you have some serious endurance for someone who had to drive in the morning! the website did change, it changed for scully first though, this morning i found it different too. no email, no clues, but a skip button showed up and the sneak peak bit was removed from the email submission window. it now reads ‘when phase 2 starts’.

    Enjoy your vacations and i seriously hope you DO find something when you get back, for our peace of mind.

  34. immortallies

    well actually, mine’s been like that since my counter went down yesterday. ^^ though why they’d add the skip button after the counter was finished is beyond me, since it’s stupid and pointless…

  35. Di

    stupid and pointless, so far that’s what everything has been, which leads me to believe they’re either toying around with us trying to insult our intellect OR they fired the original ARG guys and the new ones are just retarded..either way, all this is annoying, and i’d like an explanation NOW

  36. Scully

    wrong post Di…lets move to todays version
    oh, you’re responding, never mind

  37. Di

    hahahaha yeah i’m catching up with what i’d missed, i’m moving on to the right one as we speak ;)