I have an unfortunate vice which leads me to to endanger myself. I always knew this was inevitable, but today my vice led me to a fatal mistake, and I died from it. My only wish was to have a gravestone erected for me so that my friends would know what happened to me.

At first I was satisfied to see that a grave had been erected, but to my dismay, the impact from my crash caused part of the epitaph to fall down. Now the only thing left of my grave is this obscure message:

my grave

And these are the jumbled pieces that fell down:

corrected fallen pieces

Would you be able to recover my tombstone so that my friends will know who I am, how I died, and what message I left for them?


My foremost vice is my love of fruit

  • $\begingroup$ I can't delete this anymore, but I'm no longer satisfied with this riddle and I feel as if I didn't put enough effort into making it. $\endgroup$ – b a Aug 26 '18 at 14:26

(Partial answer) It is possible that the text says


if you place a few of the pieces as

enter image description here

So my guess is that

the remaining pieces forms a known computer-game character. Don't know which, since my knowledge of old 8-bit games is somewhat limited.

The remaining ones are included in the following picture:

enter image description here

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    $\begingroup$ Maybe include what pieces haven't been used by this process? Seeing them separately might help? $\endgroup$ – Mister B Mar 21 '18 at 23:21
  • $\begingroup$ Well in the OP, it shows black pieces. Therefore, the pieces that have not been used are $\color{blue}{\verb|blue|}$. $\endgroup$ – Mr Pie Mar 22 '18 at 4:18
  • $\begingroup$ @MisterB I can add an image later, don't have access to it right now. $\endgroup$ – Carl Löndahl Mar 22 '18 at 8:37
  • $\begingroup$ I just noticed that I made some minor mistakes with the shapes in the second picture, sorry about that. I'll change the picture as soon as I double check to make sure it's correct $\endgroup$ – b a Mar 24 '18 at 17:27
  • $\begingroup$ @ba Would you say they were ... tragic mistakes? $\endgroup$ – Rubio Mar 24 '18 at 18:15

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