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Hello again.

You're looking more radiant than ever. Not for long.

You simply get hotter with age! Though, I'm not fond of your new piercing...

Did you lose some weight? Probably for the best.

I hope to see you again. With mixed emotions.

BB

Your tasks are to work out the:

  • author
  • subject
  • meaning of each line

Hint:

The second B in 'BB' stands for 'boy', but other than the last line the gender of the author is not important.

Hint #2:

What gets hotter and more radiant with age. And new piercings...

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I think you are a

birthday cake

You're looking more radiant than ever. Not for long.

You have more candles alight, however I will soon blow them out.

You simply get hotter with age! Though, I'm not fond of your new piercing...

More candles create more heat, not fond of the number of these as this is your age increasing.

Did you lose some weight? Probably for the best.

Maybe now you and friends have eaten some.

I hope to see you again. With mixed emotions.

Look forward to your next birthday, but as you get older may not so much.

Author - BB

Birthday Boy

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    $\begingroup$ rybo111 - that's a very sweet riddle, thanks! $\endgroup$ – Tom Aug 28 '17 at 20:41
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Well it is

Sun (or any dying star)

You're looking more radiant than ever. Not for long.

Dying stars look more bright (or emit more light) for a short duration

You simply get hotter with age! Though, I'm not fond of your new piercing...

Sun / any star getting converted to a giant/dwarf as time passes and they may turn into black hole ?!

Did you lose some weight? Probably for the best.

Dying star loses mass and hence weight too

I hope to see you again. With mixed emotions.

A dying star can reborn (to be seen again) which is both good and bad.

BB

A Beginner/Bachelor (in Astronomy related branch of Physics that starts with 'B') in B____.

So, the author is

An astronomy enthusiast

Subject is

Aging sun/ star

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  • $\begingroup$ Nope, but a good guess $\endgroup$ – rybo111 Aug 26 '17 at 11:51
  • $\begingroup$ Damn! I enjoyed how you solved my puzzle so fast so I found this in your answered questions and your answer was what came to my mind when I read it and I saw the first answer and I was sure I'm gonna be the only one but you nailed me! tho I didn't have any idea for the BB part. But I have another idea about the piercing part which I'll post as an answer forking yours:D $\endgroup$ – yukashima huksay Oct 4 '17 at 5:27
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Could it be something like

a grenade?

A conflicted love letter

Grenades are involved in conflict, for sure.

You're looking more radiant than ever. Not for long.

A grenade is radiant when it explodes, but the explosion doesn't last long.

You simply get hotter with age! Though, I'm not fond of your new piercing...

Heat must also be involved in the explosion, and the 'piercing' is of course the pin of the grenade.

Did you lose some weight? Probably for the best.

After it's exploded, it doesn't really weigh anything any more - it's all gone.

I hope to see you again. With mixed emotions.

I bet you would have mixed emotions if you were hoping to see a grenade again!

BB

Apparently there's something called a BB grenade?

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  • $\begingroup$ That's not the answer, sorry $\endgroup$ – rybo111 Aug 27 '17 at 12:23
  • $\begingroup$ @rybo111 I had another idea, which I couldn't make fit all the lines ... it's not anything to do with a particular fantasy novel, by any chance? $\endgroup$ – Rand al'Thor Aug 27 '17 at 12:27
  • $\begingroup$ it's not, but I'd like to see it :) $\endgroup$ – rybo111 Aug 27 '17 at 12:43

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