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Cracking the Ancient Rock

Normally, I like to keep my Void Century theories and findings to myself until I've had a good deal of time to work them out. After that is when I usually tell you guys. But this is just too good to wait. I just had to tell you. Here goes, I may be on the verge of cracking the poneglyphs. Let me repeat that, if only for my own unbridled excitement. I MAY BE ON THE VERGE OF CRACKING THE PONEGLYPHS! I was rewatching some Skypiea episodes, dub and sub, as well as checking it against the chapters, and I found out the symbols for Gol D. Roger. Using that as the key, I am next going to compile a rough list of common recurring symbols found on the poneglyphs. Using them as well as Gol D. Roger, I'm going to see if I can try to construct an alphabet from them. From what I can tell, the writing on the poneglyphs is akin to a Japanese pigpen cipher, my favorite kind of cipher. I'm also going to see if I can't take anything from Roger's message, which I'll need the raw for (you know who you are, hint hint). With school and everything, this will be a long and arduous process, but if I'm right, it will all be worth it. Anyway, back to whatever you were doing. Hell yeah! Woooooo!