2
$\begingroup$

Here's a riddle haiku from HQ:

I am just on fire!

A fun, diverse distraction.

This ilk but more known.

What am I?

Hint 1:

This ilk but more known would be clearer as Like this but more seen.

Hint 2:

HQ is a very big clue in this riddle.

$\endgroup$
  • $\begingroup$ Not to be picky, but isn't "fire" 2 syllables? /ˈfī(ə)r/ (you could fix the line by saying "I'm" rather than "I am") $\endgroup$ – dcfyj Feb 7 '17 at 18:20
  • 1
    $\begingroup$ @dcfyj it says that you can pronounce it with one or two syllables, but if you want two, then just remove the just $\endgroup$ – Melkor Feb 7 '17 at 18:23
  • $\begingroup$ Fair enough, was just asking as I consider it two. $\endgroup$ – dcfyj Feb 7 '17 at 18:24
  • $\begingroup$ Got you the weirdest answer yet I promise. $\endgroup$ – owlswipe Feb 8 '17 at 0:44
  • $\begingroup$ Fire is two syllables... $\endgroup$ – Mithical Feb 8 '17 at 11:38
3
$\begingroup$

Are you ...

a Hot Question?

I am just on fire!

Yup. Flaming hot.

A fun, diverse distraction.

HNQ entries are often exactly this. Hot Questions for PSE are almost always exactly this.

This ilk but more known.

There are lots of HNQs out there. OP EDIT: This is a question, of the same ilk as a hot question, but hot questions are known and seen by more people.

Hint 2:

HQ is a very big clue in this riddle.
Well, yes.

$\endgroup$
  • $\begingroup$ Perfect answer well done! $\endgroup$ – Melkor Feb 8 '17 at 17:43
1
$\begingroup$

Judging from your hint, I believe that

the answer is either a type of riddle or a type of poem.

With that in mind, the best I can come up with right now is

Sonnet

"I am just on fire!"

"Sonne" is German for "sun" - I'm aware that the sun is not actually on fire but like I said, this is the closest I can come up with right now

"A fun, diverse distraction"

Sonnets can be about anything, and are meant to entertain (i.e. distract)

"This ilk but more known"

A sonnet is a type of poem, like a haiku, but thanks to the works of William Shakespeare is arguably more well-known

$\endgroup$
0
$\begingroup$

Not entirely sure but I'll guess you're

The Phoenix Suns

because

I am just on fire!
The sun is a fireball. Also "on fire" is a term used to indicate a team is doing really well in a game (or maybe that was just a video game I used to play).

A fun, diverse distraction
People enjoy watching basketball, perhaps sometimes as a distraction from their real lives. "Diverse" could refer to the team roster?

This ilk but more known.
"Ilk" = "A type of people or things similar to those already referred to" so I guess "This ilk" could refer to other basketball teams, and "more known" could refer to teams in other sports that can also be fun, diverse distractions from daily life.

But

I'm not sure how "HQ" fits into any of that but I'm pretty sure "HQ" is related to the answer -- the correct answer, whether it's mine or not -- somehow.

$\endgroup$
  • $\begingroup$ Sorry but not what I was looking for. $\endgroup$ – Melkor Feb 7 '17 at 18:24
  • $\begingroup$ Gadzooks! Foiled again! $\endgroup$ – tilper Feb 7 '17 at 18:25
0
$\begingroup$

Answer:

Texas Hold'em

I am just on fire!

Burning

A fun, diverse distraction.

Cards

This ilk but more known.

Burning cards... Texas Hold'em?

$\endgroup$
  • $\begingroup$ Sorry but this isn't the answer I was looking for. $\endgroup$ – Melkor Feb 7 '17 at 20:45
0
$\begingroup$

Answer:

Google Cardboard

I am just on fire!

Google: that feeling when you successfully Google multiple things in a row and find your answer.

A fun, diverse distraction.

Daydream: That daydream you have during a lecture, it's fun and it's distracting.

This ilk but more known.

Google Daydream (the VR platform) is brand new, the successor to the more well-known VR platform Google Cardboard.

$\endgroup$
  • $\begingroup$ Sorry, a creative answer but not what I was looking for. $\endgroup$ – Melkor Feb 8 '17 at 7:02

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.