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Icipher ?

Discussion in 'Dark Tranquillity' started by Ikarius, May 22, 2007.

  1. Ikarius

    Ikarius New Metal Member

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    i just recently got Fiction, and im just hypnotized by this song. but what is Icipher? literally. is it supposed to be like I-Cipher or a word that relates to something like Hedon? Some clarification would be nice. just love this song
     
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    Nt3N Dark Tranquillity Italia

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    I have no idea.. I once thought this could be some kind of "lucipher" pun or something.. what's for sure, is that ICipher is a java class :p but I don't think Mikael took inspiration from nerdy gurus
     
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    hyena counterclockwise

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    what does the class do?
     
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    Nt3N Dark Tranquillity Italia

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    plintus Señor Member

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    :lol: you dumb slut :heh:

    Got to do something with encryption... yep, looks like it.
     
  6. DHG

    DHG Sverd's successor

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    I suffer? oO
     
  7. 6 Stringed Fingers

    6 Stringed Fingers EditablePoly 1

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    DT have used some of the nerdy terms for song titles, just look at Format C: For Cortex, Cathode Ray Sunshine and Am I 1? It wouldn't surprise that Icipher really came from Javascript.
     
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    Amazing song - the lyrics are brilliant.

    Plus the song is a nice contrast to Inside The Particle Storm.
     
  9. plintus

    plintus Señor Member

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    Java, you idiot!

    And about nerdy titles: I was really puzzled by "Format C: for Cortex", but then I stumbled upon alphabet o_O
     
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    6 Stringed Fingers EditablePoly 1

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    The title would have been much more philosophical had it been Format A: For Cortex or Format B: For Cortex, or even better as Re-write D: For Cortex.
     
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    Nt3N Dark Tranquillity Italia

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    yeah, whatever... :heh: :heh: :heh:
     
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    afz902k In Currents of Cobalt...

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    I was thinking about something in between Cipher and Icify. Makes me think of an encrypted code frozen in time, carved in ice, or hidden in the cold north.
     
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    plintus Señor Member

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    Hm, I work on some project parts of which are called THOR and LOKI... I wonder if ODIN is coming any time soon...
     
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    I don't think it has anything to do with Java. According to Dictionary.com (http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/cipher), Cipher means one of the following:

    1. zero.
    2. any of the Arabic numerals or figures.
    3. Arabic numerical notation collectively.
    4. something of no value or importance.
    5. a person of no influence; nonentity.
    6. a secret method of writing, as by transposition or substitution of letters, specially formed symbols, or the like.
    7. writing done by such a method; a coded message.
    8. the key to a secret method of writing.
    9. a combination of letters, as the initials of a name, in one design; monogram.
    10. to use figures or numerals arithmetically.
    11. to write in or as in cipher.
    12. to calculate numerically; figure.
    13. to convert into cipher.

    Thus, Icipher could mean something along the lines of "I Am Nothing," which would go along with "Nothing to No One," the first track on Fiction. Or it could mean something like "I am cyptic" or "my cryptic message" which would also make some sense given the lyrics to the song.
     
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    we had this discussion already, except for the java.
     
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    Ikarius New Metal Member

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    ahhh never thought of it that way. sorta matches the lyrics and such
     
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    well when i first seen the name i thought it was decipher with the de changed to a I.....
     
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    ishkur Bloody android from Hell

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    icipher
    ice sphere

    i think it might be this because of the lyrics of the whole album
    all are like bounded in some kind of way
    blind at heart, inside the particle storm, empty me, icipher...

    i am blind at heart and empty alone i kinda live in a sphere
    ...or something like that? :rofl: haha...
    ice sphere maybe?
     
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    afz902k In Currents of Cobalt...

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    I have another theory about it, and I swear I haven't read the DT Italia interview.
     
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    Jolty Monochromatic Stains

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    I named one of my Pokemon "Icipher", and then traded it away via WiFi.
     

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