# The Celebration

Today is a very special day, a day for a party. It's time for a celebration, and you are invited. Here is my plan for our party today.

First, we'll heat things up and have a shocking game of kickball.
Next, we'll listen to a gifted flutist beatbox some Imagine Dragons.
The third activity planned is a game of chess. Our opponent though, might scare you to death.
After that, we'll play some Street Fighter. I'll play as Guile; his special move is my favorite.

Our next activity, is a treasure hunt. We'll sing a whale song as we look for the prize.
From there we'll play competitive rounds of twister. One on one games, where the loser is out.
It's time to calm things down a bit with a card game with the king of hearts.
It's time to eat, everyone give me your order. Only combos are allowed though, I have a coupon.

We'll then play a game of Guess Who, where it's important to see and find out who you are.
Will everyone be tired by then? I think so. Our next activity will be to perspire in a sauna.
Afterwards it's time for a treat. Some ice cream sounds nice, don't you think?
Is this too tiring? I hope not. We'll play a game of Two Truths and a Lie to shake things up.

It's time to go classic, I'll get my SEGA. I think we'll play some Sonic Adventure.
We'll wind things down now, with a story at the end. It's a great book, I just picked it up.

What am I celebrating?

Hint:

It seems to me you're a bit confused. What could there be to possibly celebrate on a normal Thursday like this?
Well, I'll tell you this, I have a reason to celebrate.

Hint 2:

It seems that our special Guest has seen a pattern in our activities planned for today. These activities do hold a special place in my heart.

Hint 3:

In the past, every title to every puzzle I've used is a hint in some fashion. This puzzle is no different. The key is to find out what it means, it has something to do with SE.

Hint 4:

What? Why yes, there are fourteen activities planned. It's not too much, is it?

Final Hint:

What is the required amount of characters to submit a question, comment, or answer on Stack Exchange? If you follow that, and the activities I planned, you'll find the answer.

• to be sure, for the second line, it's really a flutist, and not a cellist? Jun 7, 2018 at 16:55
• Yes, though I suppose more specifically, they're playing an instrument in the flute family. Jun 7, 2018 at 16:58
• It has something to do with 15, but what? Jun 11, 2018 at 20:16
• @Zani Xu hagfy had the right idea. You may want to look at his answer to come up with the correct one (as in, he mentions the right answer, but doesn't commit to it). Jun 11, 2018 at 20:39

Are you celebrating because you posted your 15th question on Thursday?

Every activity is based on one of your previous puzzles

Ball Lightning
Piccolo
Death
Sound Barrier / Sonic Boom

Narwhal
Knockout Tournament
Kingdom Hearts
French Fries

Reflection
Sweat
Blue Bell
Four Noble Truths

Dreams / Dreamcast
Library

You have 14 activities, and this is your 15th. We also know of the number 15 because the final hint says that it has to do with the minimum number of characters, 15.

• No, it's not. It's not an award that I'm celebrating, although you could say it's a an acheivement. Jun 9, 2018 at 14:47
• This probably is not even close, but are you turning 14? Jun 9, 2018 at 14:59
• Ha ha ha, no. I'm much older than that. The answer Im looking for is related to SE. Jun 9, 2018 at 15:24
• Ok, question: What does SE mean Jun 9, 2018 at 15:25
• @Joe-You-Know Didn't hagfy mention this? Jun 11, 2018 at 21:00

Is it:

YOU have been Awarded the badge Mortarboard

because

• This is actually not the answer I'm looking for. But you're on the right track by searching like that. Jun 7, 2018 at 20:19
• You may also want to check out the new hint I added, because you were so close already. Jun 7, 2018 at 22:16

Elaborating on @Guest's answer, and based on the hints:

These are all based on the answers to your previous 14 puzzles

Ball Lightning
Piccolo
Death (horseman)? Not sure on this one, as 'death' is in the clue
Sound Barrier / Sonic Boom

Narwhal
Knockout Tournament
Kingdom Hearts
French Fries

Reflection
Sweat
Blue Bell
Four Noble Truths

Dreams / Dreamcast
Library

Not sure where to take it from there. Thoughts:

The two answers I gave are similar to the answers for the 14 puzzles, but slightly different

On Wednesday you hit 1000 rep, becoming an Established User who can create gallery chat rooms. You also earned Custodian and Mortarboard on Tuesday. Not sure these are relevant as you're specifying 'Thursday' as important.

CORRECT

After that, we'll play some Street Fighter. I'll play as Guile; his special move is my favorite.

SONIC BOOM
Guile's signature move

It's time to go classic, I'll get my SEGA. I think we'll play some Sonic Adventure.

DREAMCAST
It's the SEGA console that Sonic Adventure came out on

• The Street Fighter clue and the SEGA clue are correct. The others are wrong. All these clues will lead you to something so you can find out what I'm celebrating. Jun 7, 2018 at 16:01
• @Joe-You-Know Thanks for the response. Added a second guess for the second clue, similar to the first guess. Jun 7, 2018 at 16:29
• I added the lateral thinking tag to this puzzle as well. Some clues aren't very direct to their approach. The second clue is wrong again. If this is getting too difficult, I'll add a hint in a couple hours. Jun 7, 2018 at 16:30
• @Joe-You-Know Ah, I see. It's only been a couple hours, so I wouldn't worry about hints just yet. It's likely only too difficult for me. =) Jun 7, 2018 at 16:35
• One of your final answers is correct. All the clues are right too. look at the final hint and tell me the answer. Jun 9, 2018 at 14:30