About The Scarlett Kite
Hi! I'm Scarlett Kiteway, I'm 21 years old, a journalism student in Perplex City and this is my blog all about the excitement over the search for the Cube. I'll be keeping track of what the media over there is saying about it, and maybe a little bit about my life as well!
Here's the full list! All the places we've been mentioned in all these different kinds of media! :-)
Monday, October 3, 2005tv, 04:50 PM
There's an ad in the Metro (a UK newspaper) today for a puzzle designer to work with the guys at Mind Candy. As an extra dose of excitement, though, the interviews will be filmed for a television show! So if you'd like a shot or you know anybody who would, email your CV off to firstname.lastname@example.org. Best of luck!
Thursday, May 12, 2005tv, 11:32 AM
Just in case you guys forget (I know I'd forget....), that programme about MC and Perplex City is being broadcast tonight. Here's the link to them again.
Also... seems like a perfect time to give my explanation of keys! So the Earthology guy at the Academy, Von, said that you should think of them as a combination of: "a phone, a TV, a video, a computer, a stereo, an MP3 player, a bank card, a passport, a house key..." and some other things he couldn't think of a good analogy for. And, um, mine's red with a little kite logo on it.
Tuesday, May 10, 2005tv, 02:50 PM
I spoke to the guys at MC on Friday (even though my Dad's not so sure I should... something about neither of his daughters knowing when to keep quiet. I think he's still a bit annoyed with Violet about that interview) and they were super excited about the fact that a broadcast feed service called the BBC were in their studio filming them talking about Perplex City! It seems that Michael and Adrian are going to appear on a "television" program called The Culture Show, which will be shown in the UK on the 12th May at 7pm UK time. I think how this works is that you have to make sure to watch it at a particular time... don't quite get that, but anyway, make sure you catch it!
Monday, June 27, 2005radio, 04:50 PM
I can't believe that after I mentioned Michiko Clark on my blog she was so rude about me! It's not like she got the idea to appear on Earth radio from me or anything. And she called my idea about writing a column "crack-brained". She only thought it was crack-brained because I said that I might mention the news from Earth too, and the Sentinel thought that Earth was completely unimportant until they started to be able to talk to you guys!
OK, I'm not really sulking, but she could have been nicer about me. Anyway, because I am still a dedicated and loyal reporter for all my readers, here is a transcript of Michiko's interview. I've also got the original recording (4.5MB mp3) that you can listen to. I'm off to one of those Old Town history days tomorrow, so I'll let you know how I enjoy it!
Friday, June 24, 2005radio, 09:13 PM
Just heard from the lovely people at Mind Candy that Michiko Clark - the editor of the Sentinel, and the very person who once turned me down for a job - is going to be interviewed on Talksport radio like I was! It's going to be at roughly the same time - around 3am this coming Monday. So exciting! I'm a trendsetter!
Monday, June 6, 2005radio, 10:27 AM
Wow... what a week I've had! The lovely people at Talksport have sent me a copy of my interview from Monday, which you can listen to here, if you haven't heard it already. That was such fun; I hope I'll be able to do it again sometime! And this means that I'm officially the first person from Perplex City to appear directly in any of your media which is just... incredible! All of my friends working at The Column, the student newspaper at Marmalejo College, are all very impressed, if I do say so myself. :-) The editor, Brede, says he's even thinking of giving me some more high-profile assignments. Excitement!
Friday, May 27, 2005radio, 12:58 PM
This is very exciting! I haven't said anything about it before I heard for certain, but I'm going to do a radio interview for a station in Britain! It's called TalkSport and it'll be broadcast... er, sorry about this, between 3.30am and 5am on Monday morning - you can listen to it online at www.talksport.net, and I'll see if I can link to it afterwards. I'm going to be on the radio! [does a little dance]
Thursday, June 29, 2006print, 05:43 PM
The guys at Mind Candy have gone and put a free card, Gravity, into this month's Game Informer, so look for it if you pick up a copy...
But I have something WAY more exciting coming up! I'm working on a really great surprise for you, and I just know you'll like it. I can't tell you what it is yet, but don't worry, I won't keep you in suspense for terribly long. :-)
Friday, August 19, 2005print, 05:11 PM
It's been a while since I've updated! With working at the Sentinel, everything in my life has got a bit... busy. It seems like I don't have any time to myself at all anymore. But, to keep up with the Earth media, here's an article from Der Spiegel. I'm glad they've noticed that Perplex City lives!
In other news, Brede, who I work with on The Column, asked me out this week! On a proper date, not just a friends thing. I've had a bit of a crush on him for a little while now, and I didn't think he'd ever notice me... :-D. It's a bit weird, because we're going away to Tanraga with another couple of friends in a few weeks time, but I think it'll be really great! Wheeeeee! Vacation and new guy in my life!
Friday, April 22, 2005print, 11:17 AM
Oh oh! I've had these photos for a little while now, but forgot to put them up. I asked Dinah at MC (hi Dinah!) to take them for me when the MC guys set you all that little puzzle. So, some pix of you all at Abbey Road. Looks like it was a really fun day. Sad I couldn't be there :-(.
Oh and here's a great article from Liberation. I'm pretty sure that Adrian from MC's a real person - my dad's in contact with MC all the time right now, so I hope he's not making them up - still... I'm starting to have my doubts!
Wednesday, April 13, 2005print, 12:11 PM
Looking at all your emails (they just keep coming, wow!) I feel like I want to say a couple of things. One is: thank you so much for being so lovely and supportive and kind about my blog. You're all just wonderful! (Well, all apart from this one guy who called me an "insolent child". I'd hate to see how he'd write to my dad! ;-)) And the other is... thank you for all your lovely emails about me. I don't think I've ever had quite so many offers all at once! You're all very sweet, and I hope you don't mind that I'm not writing back to you individually. And hey, if we ever find a way to get, you know, things over to your world, maybe I can be in touch with you!
Till then... nose back to the grindstone. This article is great. I'd forgotten that you guys had seen that postcard of the city. It's beautiful, huh? I love looking at the city at night, when it's all lit up. The view across the park from my house is so peaceful, even though I know the city's full of busy-ness...
Friday, April 8, 2005print, 12:35 PM
Time for the next installment of Scarlett's Amazing Answers to All Your Perplex City Questions. :-D This is fun! I never realised there were so many things I knew about that other people would be interested in! So, quite a few people have asked "what's up with the pictures?" My first thought was: Hey! I thought they looked pretty good! But, looking a bit closer, it seems like you're asking why we use drawings a lot, not photographs. I had to think a bit about this one. (Scratches head.) It's kinda weird to work out why things are the way they are, you know?
I asked my sister, and she showed me in some old books and papers that we used to use photos a lot more. So... I think it's a "cool" thing. Like, when photos were pretty new we seemed to use them a lot, and now that they've been around for a while, not so much. I mean, it's not like we need them for ID, and you can get a lot of live feeds with your key so... they're a bit irrelevant. :-( (Feels sad for photographs.) I did see an amazing exhibit of photographs of leaves at the Restructure Gallery a few months ago, though.
Phew! Now I'm done with the anthropology, a bit more investigating your world! Much more interesting, to me at least :-). Here's an article that mentions Adrian from MC again! Seems like all he does is give interviews ;-). I love that story about the guy running to get his guitar - you have some amazing ways to have fun!
Tuesday, April 5, 2005print, 11:04 AM
Just a quick post but... huge-enormous article in the Guardian yesterday about us! Mentions Michael from MC who I know my dad's been in contact with quite a bit. I don't know all the details of what they've been planning together, but the bits I've seen look amazing. I can't wait for you guys to see it too!
When the guys from MC sent me over the story, though, I noticed it says that the "mysterious cube" is "pictured above". Which it is not! :-D That's not a picture of the cube - I should know, my dad took me and my sister to the Museum to see it enough times!
Here's the picture:
It's not the real thing, but it is pretty cute!
Now for an answer to a question.... So many questions, so little time! So, just a quick one for today: A few people have asked if they can access The Column. The answer is... sadly not if you're not in Perplex City :-(. Maybe one day, but I don't think providing access to student newspapers is top on the Academy's priority list right now!
Monday, April 4, 2005print, 05:04 PM
Oh wow, so suddenly I get about 50 million emails from all you guys! Amazing, I'm just so (blush) flattered, and excited to hear from you all. You've asked so many questions about the city, and about me and the cube... I just don't know where to start. Mission number two then: not only to keep up with the press, but also to try to answer some of your questions!
Hope you won't mind if I start with kind of an easy one ;-) A couple of people asked what Ascendancy Point is. Easy! It's the big spiky thing at the bottom of this page! Heh. Not just at the bottom of this page, though.... It's the tallest building in the city. It's ummm... (goes to look up info) apparently 1.3km tall, and is just amazing inside. Like, it's so huge that people say you could live for weeks without leaving it. (It'd be kinda weird to do that though :-))But they have all these great restaurants near the top - the sweet rolls at the Red Hot Bakery are just fantastic. Ooh, and the 125th floor is this foresty sort of garden. Sooo peaceful.
And, now I've made a start, today's bit of media! (Loads of those to get through too :-)). Here's a cool one.
We're hot! And the guys at MC say that we've had loads of sign-ups on that page, so I guess we must be!
Friday, April 1, 2005print, 10:04 AM
Hi everyone! So, there are some bits of info about me and this site available over to the side but first of all, Well Done for finding me! I just knew those boring people at the Sentinel would delete my URL, but I thought it was about time you guys knew where I was. I was sure you'd all be up to a little challenge.... Plus, they really are extraordinarily trite at the Sentinel. Tee hee.
Anyway, what I'm mostly going to do here is talk about the media from your world. The feeds are kind of slow coming through (all your internet and stuff comes to us through the Academy) but we're getting there... (yawn yawn, this guy Von at the Academy seems to get everything more quickly than I do - he's always boasting about it). And, yeah, my dad keeps saying how you'll be interested to hear about my life, so a bit of that too! And, OK, before you ask, no I didn't steal the Cube. And no, I don't know who did! Wish I did... that'd get me a job on the Sentinel for sure! ;-)
Time to get going on these press links.... There's so much to catch up on already. So over the next few days I'm going to be finding all those links I know I've put here somewhere and putting them up for you all to see what's been going on!
And for my first trick (drumroll....)
Crazyexciting! An article in the Times! And it talks a lot about Adrian from MC - I've emailed him myself (waves) - hi Adrian! And it's so amazing to hear how interested you guys are in us... after we've spent so long hearing about you!
Friday, June 30, 2006web, 05:56 PM
Well, today I can tell you what my surprise is! I've been looking around for ways I can help the hunt for the Cube from over here, and I dreamed up doing a weekly puzzle contest over on Myspace - and I have to say, I don't know how much it'll help anyone to find the Cube, but I was really taken with the idea and I thought it would be so much fun I just had to do it!
Go on over to Myspace and take a look around... I'll be putting up the very first puzzle hunt sometime today. And the best part is, I talked my dad and Mind candy into giving away PRIZES! This week it's a pretty sparkly brand-new DS Lite in black. I'm sure you lot are so sharp that nobody else will stand a chance to win, though if you'd be willing to tell all of your friends about my little game, I'd really appreciate it. :-)
Wednesday, June 21, 2006web, 04:59 PM
Look, I'm posting twice in just over a week, see? Be sure to tell my dad what a good job I'm doing. ;-)
Anyway, Michael Smith from Mind Candy got together with Gadgetell for an interview a while back, and you can see it here. The best part is, there's a free Wave 4 puzzle card at the end to be solved! If you haven't, yet, put on your lucky puzzle socks and have a crack at it. :-)
Wednesday, June 14, 2006web, 04:32 PM
So, way back when I started this blog, I was supposed to be keeping tabs on all of you Cube hunters on Earth, marking exciting media mentions, talking about my life and answering your questions, that sort of thing. I guess I've dropped off on some of that just a little bit (or I guess pretty much entirely) and, well, my dad is after me for it. You should hear him, his hands all folded up in front of him, 'It's not even like you're working, Scarlett,' and so on.
And, well, I have started really missing talking to all of you Earth people. It's been nice to have a long breather after returning from Tanraga, but I've started getting a bit restless, and school's out for the term. So I hate to say it, but my dad is right and I should start keeping up here a bit better!
So with that in mind, I'd like to congratulate the winner of Mind Candy's video competition, UKVer2, who made Perplex City, Meet South Park. I have to be honest, though, that sort of thing isn't going to go very far in convincing Perplexians that you aren't a violent lot! :-)
My personal favourite, though, was Pirates and Ninjas, just because everyone looked like they had so much fun filming it! And the videos were all really terrific, though I confess I didn't understand some of them very well. I can tell that everyone worked really hard, too - I can't imagine going to the trouble to write a song, like in It's time for!
So again, congratulations to all of the winners, and cheers to everyone who made a video! And I'll try really, really hard to post more often going forward.
Wednesday, March 15, 2006web, 09:23 PM
I've got a special treat for you today! Mind Candy has given an exclusive advance Wave 3 card to Game Daily, including a special code for solving it and getting points. It really sounds like everything is gearing up for the release of Wave 3, which I understand is coming very soon now. :-)
Thursday, July 14, 2005web, 09:45 AM
Good morning all!
Here's a little article from Wired, talking about why the search for the Cube is so important :-). We think it's pretty important too!
Tuesday, May 24, 2005web, 02:56 PM
Here we are, mentioned in some other people's blogs... This is a mention on blogging.la - I seem to be causing some confusion, but it all seems pretty simple to me :-). And here is an entry by a guy who recently got an article in the Sentinel (it's here). It's a great article with some interesting views but... boo - why can't I get an article in the Sentinel? Still, looking forward to hearing more from you guys.
Friday, May 20, 2005web, 04:39 PM
OMG! The guys at Mind Candy are having the most incredible time at the E3 convention in Los Angeles... they've been sending me all their news and keeping me up to date with how it's going. They've met a whole bunch of journalists, and some of the people on Earth who are already looking for the Cube. It seems like my dad was right - people are getting just as excited about the game as I am! Also, they've been schmoozing the celebrities too. They met Wil Wheaton and Virgil Tatum who's apparently some famous game designer. No fair - I wanna be there!
Wednesday, May 18, 2005web, 10:48 PM
The nice folks at MC sent me a link to this strange but really funny video clip. It's some sort of spoof of my Dad and Adrian. I have no idea what language it's in though... maybe I'll ask Anna at the Academy what she thinks :-). And it's certainly not accurate, since Dad and Adrian haven't ever met in real life!
Oh, also, I keep meaning to say thanks for all the emails you've sent me about the parcels; I'm really glad you enjoyed them! Some of you naughtily asked me for the answer to my dad's little riddle... very cunning, but I'm sure you understand why I couldn't answer that!
Friday, May 13, 2005web, 02:10 PM
That auction I mentioned the other day went for 67 British pounds - that's over 1,300 Lecks. If only I could sell things over Ebay... I can't imagine what you'd pay for some of the documents my father just leaves lying around the house!
Tuesday, May 3, 2005web, 04:55 PM
Hello again! I guess from the emails I've been receiving that you've all found the sites my dad's put up for you to look at, huh? Can you imagine how difficult it's been for me not to talk about any of this stuff? My dad's had all these high-level meetings in the house with the CRR people, Academy people and even the founder of Whipsmart! Obviously, I hear stuff - I've practically had to stop talking altogether to avoid letting everything out!
Anyway, phew, at least this first bit's out of the way now that you've got your parcels and Leitmarks. On the subject of which... MC sent me this link from Ebay. Wow! That's already more than 1,000 Lecks! (Sound of me contemplating what I could do with 1,000 Lecks. Nice dinner for two on Mobius? Now, who would I take...?)
Thursday, April 28, 2005web, 11:26 AM
A cartoon about us. I guess you guys liked my dad's surprise, then! Just wait and see what he has in store for you.... (I'm teasing, I shouldn't).
For some reason lots of you have been emailing me to ask when my birthday is, and what sign I am! Don't know why - I don't believe in that star sign stuff at all. It seems a bit silly. But, just to keep you happy, I'm an Archer. July 2nd. I love having a summer birthday - means I can always have a picnic or some open-air party. :-)
Monday, April 18, 2005web, 06:25 PM
Has to be a short one today! I'm going out this evening... dinner at Conundra with Violet and some of her friends! Seems like a perfect opportunity to answer the question that keeps being sent through: "what is your sister like?" So, ummm... :-) like most older sisters she always thinks she knows best! She's cool, though, doesn't complain too much when I borrow her clothes, and she does ask me out sometimes with her friends. All in all, love you sis!
And, just to continue the theme of brevity, this only has a little mention of us, but I thought I'd put it in anyway. I like hearing about these puzzle-solving teams... you're obviously the ideal people to find the cube!
Thursday, April 7, 2005web, 01:09 PM
I'm still getting so many emails from you guys! It's great, and the guys at the Academy are really pleased that the connection between us is working so well. Don't have time to answer a question today, but promise I will very soon.
I found another cube that's not ours! But this time you can actually move it around and look at it... Very cool.