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Can you find it? The message might be a self-fulfilling prophecy

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Here's a hint:

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Original hint:

The musical notes are related to the squares they touch

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    $\begingroup$ Hints please? :D $\endgroup$
    – kiLLua
    Jan 11 '18 at 8:48
  • $\begingroup$ I thought of youtube.com/watch?v=nRTdq0VsLGQ but it doesn't seem to be a fit $\endgroup$ Jan 11 '18 at 21:59
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    $\begingroup$ It would already be puzzling enough to figure out the correct names of those two violet colors :-) $\endgroup$ Jan 11 '18 at 22:01
  • $\begingroup$ names or hex codes? :|> $\endgroup$
    – bleh
    Jan 15 '18 at 19:33
  • $\begingroup$ The hex codes should be (left to right, top to bottom) #168645, #e840ee, #9e8cdf, #f6f647, #40cac2, #8c86de. $\endgroup$
    – Reti43
    Jan 20 '18 at 8:49
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First we extract the hexcodes of the colors:

#168645, #e840ee, #9e8cdf
#f6f647, #40cac2, #8c86de


As it turns out, each hexcode has an operation applied to them:

Leftmost notes are reversed, so we unreverse them:
168645 -> 54 68 61
f6f647 -> 74 6f 6f


Middle notes are doubled in length, so we halve the hex values (it helps that the digits are all even)
e840ee -> 74 20 77
40cac2 -> 20 65 61


Right notes are inverted in colors, so we take the complement of the numbers:
9e8cdf -> 61 73 20
8c86de -> 73 79 21


Finally we convert using ASCII:

T h a | t   w | a s
t o o | e a | s y !

Or more readably, That was too easy!


For completion's sake, the hint explained:

Once again the hint had its colors inverted. Take the hexcodes and take their complements:
9edf97 -> 61 20 68
96918b -> 69 6e 74
Or, converted from ASCII: a hint

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  • $\begingroup$ Nicely done! And the hint? :) $\endgroup$
    – ferret
    Jan 21 '18 at 8:28

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