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A nice little riddle in the form of a command.

Now write this try:

Disguise in evil ones not,

Lights change to flick you

And with in for not eating

One to not scratch means.

Who am I?

Try to decipher, please try your best...
Until you post the answer, I'll never rest.

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  • $\begingroup$ A Jack-O-Lantern! $\endgroup$ – Spacemonkey Oct 27 '15 at 20:38
  • $\begingroup$ @Spacemonkey That is incorrect, but I like it. It doesn't fit with the last line, though. $\endgroup$ – awesomepi Oct 28 '15 at 20:43
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    $\begingroup$ Sinistar :D hahha $\endgroup$ – Albert Renshaw Nov 5 '15 at 9:57
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    $\begingroup$ It feels funny when reading backward $\endgroup$ – Alex Apr 25 '17 at 15:56
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I'm almost sure this is the solution, but I'm not sure my method was right. Nevertheless, here it is.
First, let's scramble the main part of the riddle a bit to make some things more coherent:

Now not you try to scratch this
Not means evil one in disguise
With ones flick to change lights
Not write in and for eating

As you can see, it still doesn't make much sense. But if we treat some of the words as commands:

No W, no T: You try to scratch this
No T: Means evil one in disguise
With one S: Flick to change lights
No T, write in 'and': For eating

Now they look like proper clues, all leading to one word:

Twitch.

No W, no T: You try to scratch this (Itch)
No T: Means evil one in disguise (Witch)
With one S: Flick to change lights (Witch+s = Switch)
No T, write in 'and': For eating (Switch-t+and = Sandwich)

[Note that 'itch' is a separate clue, which is why I'm not sure I scrambled this right]

And as for 'I'll never rest':

You're restless when you're twitching.

Again, I'm not entirely sure I got there properly, but I'm fairly convinced that's the gist of it.

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    $\begingroup$ This is incredibly close, but not the exact answer, I feel you've taken quite a lot of liberties with the scrambling. The removal of letters is correct, but which letters are removed is not decided the way you thought it was, although I should admit that this is an incredible solution, and I'm contemplating awarding a bounty to it. $\endgroup$ – awesomepi May 17 '17 at 18:46
  • $\begingroup$ @awesomepi Yeah, figured something was missing... My logic wasn't exactly ironclad. ;) I'll try and figure it out. Thanks for the guidance! $\endgroup$ – Walt May 17 '17 at 20:10
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The month of March.

(although I'm not sure how it matches the last line.)

It's not the month of Halloween

Yet it's a daylight saving switching month

Which does not contain Thanksgiving

???

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  • $\begingroup$ "Beware the Ides of March" is from Julius Caesar, referencing that he would (spoiler) be killed on March 15. $\endgroup$ – Arcturus Dec 14 '15 at 4:23
  • $\begingroup$ Could you give stone sort of explanation line by line? $\endgroup$ – awesomepi Dec 14 '15 at 14:43
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Try

Okay, this is probably not correct, but it's at least amusing. Here we go:

I command you to

Try. And that's what I'm doing

Now write this try:

I did write it. I'll write it again. Try.

Disguise in evil ones not,

Obvious reference to Yoda. Do or do not. There is no try.

Lights change to flick you

It's very trying when lights change. It's like they are flicking you off.

And with in for not eating

Try = test. With "in", makes intestine. And...er...okay, I don't know

One to not scratch means.

Scratch that itch means try.

Who am I?

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Are you...

A ghost?

Now write this try:

Many, many stories written of you

Disguise in evil ones not,

You are very disguised (invisible to human sight) and you might be very evil sometimes.

Lights change to flick you

What you can do is flick us humans, just to scare us. Also, changing lights are also very known in many stories and movies.

And with in for not eating

You don't eat. You're not a zombie.

One to not scratch means.

Besides changing lights, flicker us and creating footsteps on a stairway, you can make scratching noises on all surfaces.

Who am I?

Bonus title: "I command you to" is a part of "The Conjuring" where the evil spirits (ghosts) are forced to reveal themselves: I COMMAND YOU TO REVEAL YOURSELF!

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  • $\begingroup$ Nice try, but you've ignored about half of each clue. $\endgroup$ – awesomepi Apr 25 '17 at 15:30
  • $\begingroup$ Hehe.. Would be too easy otherwise :) $\endgroup$ – Mike Limburg Apr 26 '17 at 5:36
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Answer:

A WereWolf

Disguise in evil ones not,

They are disguised as innocent people when not in werewolf form.

Lights change to flick you.

Flick = Sudden quick movement. When the moonlight comes out they become a werewolf.

And with in for not eating

When not eating humans they are trapped within one.

One to not scratch means.

They dont mean to transform, therefore they dont mean to scratch.

Extra:

Until you post the answer, I'll never rest.
Werewolves are always active since human by day werewolf by night.

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