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The Fridge Enigma
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#1
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Every TF2 player is aware of the fridge...but how does the fridge sighting happen? How is it even possible in TF2 for a fridge to appear on the map? How does it happen for fridge to just appear? It makes 0 logical sense, but surely someone with vast knowledge of source engine might be able to figure it out. Is there actual engine explanation for it, or is it just completely paranormal? Can we explain this phenomenon, or do we have to start worship our refrigerative gods?

Examples:
https://www.twitch.tv/highfive1/clip/BelovedTawdryKuduPRChase-s5W_Ms1aw-oNW7R1
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=USJ-lR7fIeg
https://www.twitch.tv/b4nny/clip/BloodyCourageousSandpiperShazBotstix-Xek5-Maf3dQrZmNo?filter=clips&range=all&sort=time

Every TF2 player is aware of the fridge...but how does the fridge sighting happen? How is it even possible in TF2 for a fridge to appear on the map? How does it happen for fridge to just appear? It makes 0 logical sense, but surely someone with vast knowledge of source engine might be able to figure it out. Is there actual engine explanation for it, or is it just completely paranormal? Can we explain this phenomenon, or do we have to start worship our refrigerative gods?

Examples:
https://www.twitch.tv/highfive1/clip/BelovedTawdryKuduPRChase-s5W_Ms1aw-oNW7R1
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=USJ-lR7fIeg
https://www.twitch.tv/b4nny/clip/BloodyCourageousSandpiperShazBotstix-Xek5-Maf3dQrZmNo?filter=clips&range=all&sort=time
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#2
75 Frags +

These aren't answers you want or are ready to handle.
Stop asking.

These aren't answers you want or are ready to handle.
Stop asking.
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#3
14 Frags +

We've taken the fridge for granted.
We took and took...
Now we give back

We've taken the fridge for granted.
We took and took...
Now we give back
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#4
25 Frags +

summoning Shounic

summoning Shounic
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#5
73 Frags +

I was just in b4nny's stream and something was off. He seemed in a different mood to usual, kind of distracted. Someone in his chat mentioned the metalworks fridge and he looked visibly upset when he read about it. People then started spamming his chat to "Acknowledge the Fridge" which he kept ignoring. After a few minutes of this, he ended his stream early without saying anything. Anybody know what's going on?

I was just in b4nny's stream and something was off. He seemed in a different mood to usual, kind of distracted. Someone in his chat mentioned the metalworks fridge and he looked visibly upset when he read about it. People then started spamming his chat to "Acknowledge the Fridge" which he kept ignoring. After a few minutes of this, he ended his stream early without saying anything. Anybody know what's going on?
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#6
52 Frags +

If you’re reading this, you’ve been in a fridge for almost 20 years now. We’re trying a new technique. We don’t know where this message will end up in your dream, but we hope it works. Please wake up, we miss you.

If you’re reading this, you’ve been in a fridge for almost 20 years now. We’re trying a new technique. We don’t know where this message will end up in your dream, but we hope it works. Please wake up, we miss you.
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#7
16 Frags +
MankyCan we explain this phenomenon, or do we have to start worship our refrigerative gods?

Start? It's too late for you now.

[quote=Manky]Can we explain this phenomenon, or do we have to start worship our refrigerative gods?[/quote]
Start? It's too late for you now.
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#8
20 Frags +

Though long considered a hoax, public opinion is turning as the so called "b4nny footage" has skeptics stumped. Despite months of deliberation, a committee consisting of several eminent scientists, among them Shounic, Sigsegv and Mastercoms, has failed to come up with any explanation for the fridge phenomenon that is consistent with the laws of the source engine.

It is rumored that the recent surge of updates to the game is merely a side effect of valve rewriting large portions of the codebase in an attempt to halt the steadily increasing fridge sightings. However, according to Tyler McVicker, who has reportedly been in contact with a valve insider, the situation is looking dire.

Though long considered a hoax, public opinion is turning as the so called "b4nny footage" has skeptics stumped. Despite months of deliberation, a committee consisting of several eminent scientists, among them Shounic, Sigsegv and Mastercoms, has failed to come up with any explanation for the fridge phenomenon that is consistent with the laws of the source engine.

It is rumored that the recent surge of updates to the game is merely a side effect of valve rewriting large portions of the codebase in an attempt to halt the steadily increasing fridge sightings. However, according to Tyler McVicker, who has reportedly been in contact with a valve insider, the situation is looking dire.
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#9
64 Frags +

https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/930102383596425256/1023755830199324782/fridgeenigma.png?width=947&height=533

[img]https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/930102383596425256/1023755830199324782/fridgeenigma.png?width=947&height=533[/img]
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#10
14 Frags +

https://i.imgur.com/0DzoSWW.png

https://i.imgur.com/0DzoSWW.png
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#11
14 Frags +

there's really nothing like a fridge thread

there's really nothing like a fridge thread
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#12
10 Frags +

The fucked up thing is that "b4nny" treats us all like we all have shared psychosis. No "b4nny" you cannot just gaslight the tf2 community, there is too much evidence to sweep it under the rug. THE FRIDGE IS REAL!

The fucked up thing is that "b4nny" treats us all like we all have shared psychosis. No "b4nny" you cannot just gaslight the tf2 community, there is too much evidence to sweep it under the rug. THE FRIDGE IS REAL!
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#13
33 Frags +

https://www.teamfortress.tv/post/1071271/froyo-medic

click the image. look thru the window after b4nny dies.
All brand new accounts. The steam account linked has an interesting game library too.

I was trying to figure out if this text meant anything or was just gibberish, im curious now. Could have someone setting up a little mini arg. not really sure what is and isnt a clue but its def cool.

https://www.teamfortress.tv/post/1071271/froyo-medic

click the image. look thru the window after b4nny dies.
All brand new accounts. The steam account linked has an interesting game library too.

I was trying to figure out if this text meant anything or was just gibberish, im curious now. Could have someone setting up a little mini arg. not really sure what is and isnt a clue but its def cool.
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#14
-20 Frags +

That's a locker LOL

That's a locker LOL
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#15
41 Frags +

Oh damn fridge is armed
https://streamable.com/fg2bfb

Oh damn fridge is armed
https://streamable.com/fg2bfb
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#16
4 Frags +

Ok dude someone had to have been fucking with b4nny how was he getting teleported into the chambers of the fridge…

Ok dude someone had to have been fucking with b4nny how was he getting teleported into the chambers of the fridge…
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#17
58 Frags +

https://i.gyazo.com/30bcba4179fec2ef0c1f043287d9230b.png

[img]https://i.gyazo.com/30bcba4179fec2ef0c1f043287d9230b.png[/img]
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#18
17 Frags +

Love when these threads come up.

Love when these threads come up.
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#19
28 Frags +

I've got more relating to the blu pantry pieces account.

after my post, they added me on steam and sent me this:

https://steamuserimages-a.akamaihd.net/ugc/1806529912255745223/8D44B70DE27EA44103D73C0EFC794352E3F71107/

Curious if anyone has any idea how to begin decoding these messages. You can add/msg me if you have any insight.

The name of the file is "24352.220000000016_ClearAntediluvianHerdLeeroyJenkins-I24-N5I0EvAmqksH" if that is relevant.

I've got more relating to the blu pantry pieces account.

after my post, they added me on steam and sent me this:
[img]https://steamuserimages-a.akamaihd.net/ugc/1806529912255745223/8D44B70DE27EA44103D73C0EFC794352E3F71107/[/img]

Curious if anyone has any idea how to begin decoding these messages. You can add/msg me if you have any insight.

The name of the file is "24352.220000000016_ClearAntediluvianHerdLeeroyJenkins-I24-N5I0EvAmqksH" if that is relevant.
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#20
48 Frags +
millieThe name of the file is "24352.220000000016_ClearAntediluvianHerdLeeroyJenkins-I24-N5I0EvAmqksH" if that is relevant.

I found out that the name of the file is another b4nny clip , clipped last night by the same account, from the same pug...

Look out the window in river... fridge..

Additionally, the name of the account that clipped it, "forge_tarrier" is an anagram for refrigerator.

Edit: it has been pointed out to me that blu_pantry_pieces is an anagram of resupply cabinet

[quote=millie]
The name of the file is "24352.220000000016_ClearAntediluvianHerdLeeroyJenkins-I24-N5I0EvAmqksH" if that is relevant.[/quote]

I found out that the name of the file is another [url=https://clips.twitch.tv/ClearAntediluvianHerdLeeroyJenkins-I24-N5I0EvAmqksH]b4nny clip[/url] , clipped last night by the same account, from the same pug...

Look out the window in river... fridge..

Additionally, the name of the account that clipped it, "forge_tarrier" is an anagram for refrigerator.

Edit: it has been pointed out to me that blu_pantry_pieces is an anagram of resupply cabinet
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#21
29 Frags +

real arg... ?

real arg... ?
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#22
38 Frags +
milliemillieThe name of the file is "24352.220000000016_ClearAntediluvianHerdLeeroyJenkins-I24-N5I0EvAmqksH" if that is relevant.
I found out that the name of the file is another b4nny clip , clipped last night by the same account, from the same pug...

Look out the window in river... fridge..

Additionally, the name of the account that clipped it, "forge_tarrier" is an anagram for refrigerator.

Edit: it has been pointed out to me that blu_pantry_pieces is an anagram of resupply cabinet

https://i.gyazo.com/24d2fe7888acc47d23d06bd65d7ade58.png

Holy Fucking Shit

[quote=millie][quote=millie]
The name of the file is "24352.220000000016_ClearAntediluvianHerdLeeroyJenkins-I24-N5I0EvAmqksH" if that is relevant.[/quote]

I found out that the name of the file is another [url=https://clips.twitch.tv/ClearAntediluvianHerdLeeroyJenkins-I24-N5I0EvAmqksH]b4nny clip[/url] , clipped last night by the same account, from the same pug...

Look out the window in river... fridge..

Additionally, the name of the account that clipped it, "forge_tarrier" is an anagram for refrigerator.

Edit: it has been pointed out to me that blu_pantry_pieces is an anagram of resupply cabinet[/quote]
[img]https://i.gyazo.com/24d2fe7888acc47d23d06bd65d7ade58.png[/img]
Holy Fucking Shit
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#23
49 Frags +

https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/886711040585396224/1024059769192972288/unknown.png

[img]https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/886711040585396224/1024059769192972288/unknown.png[/img]
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#24
-6 Frags +

Me and the 150 other loyal 50x month resub b4ndits with our eyes glued to the screen waiting to see the next secret fridge in scrims

Me and the 150 other loyal 50x month resub b4ndits with our eyes glued to the screen waiting to see the next secret fridge in scrims
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#25
11 Frags +

I will try to figure out how to decode the text after scrims tonight...

I will try to figure out how to decode the text after scrims tonight...
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#26
7 Frags +
millieI will try to figure out how to decode the text after scrims tonight...

I was trying to do this, but gave up. Seems like it's just a series of characters in different languages, but I can't make any connections.
ᢻພ_ज़ﻓѦЧ_ੳ is the first little bit of the first image. Used https://shapecatcher.com/ for those, but it doesn't support Japanese, Korean, or Chinese.

https://chineseinput.net/handwriting.html is useful for the Chinese, but this is as far as I got.

[quote=millie]I will try to figure out how to decode the text after scrims tonight...[/quote]

I was trying to do this, but gave up. Seems like it's just a series of characters in different languages, but I can't make any connections.
ᢻພ_ज़ﻓѦЧ_ੳ is the first little bit of the first image. Used https://shapecatcher.com/ for those, but it doesn't support Japanese, Korean, or Chinese.

https://chineseinput.net/handwriting.html is useful for the Chinese, but this is as far as I got.
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#27
11 Frags +

https://i.imgur.com/C4UAVwC.png

[img]https://i.imgur.com/C4UAVwC.png[/img]
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#28
3 Frags +
adyskyhttps://i.imgur.com/C4UAVwC.png

Can you post the link to the TF2 image?

[quote=adysky][img]https://i.imgur.com/C4UAVwC.png[/img][/quote]
Can you post the link to the TF2 image?
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#29
2 Frags +

years ago, as a casual 24/7 turbine player, i used to see visages of fridges appearing in the spawn doors. thought i was going insane, they only appeared on the door handles themselves and would interact just like the spawn doors would, as if the texture for "spawn door" was replaced with a fridge. it was never consistent, and they would just show up and vanish at totally random times. for years i thought i was free of this phenomenon but now i know they are here to stay, they are a part of this game and they surely signal the end of times. i feel there is no escape and we must prepare for the reality that lies ahead

years ago, as a casual 24/7 turbine player, i used to see visages of fridges appearing in the spawn doors. thought i was going insane, they only appeared on the door handles themselves and would interact just like the spawn doors would, as if the texture for "spawn door" was replaced with a fridge. it was never consistent, and they would just show up and vanish at totally random times. for years i thought i was free of this phenomenon but now i know they are here to stay, they are a part of this game and they surely signal the end of times. i feel there is no escape and we must prepare for the reality that lies ahead
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#30
31 Frags +

always wanted to do a tftv arg

FWIW, parts of the 1st message appear in the 2nd.

https://i.imgur.com/IQdph0F.png

edit: best guess at the first image

ᢻຟ၉ज़ۏѦ౺㒌ੳځय़ⵅṞॕ㒆ᄸﹹ໖ຟ܉კᇾ൸ဵฯΛ

can't guarantee this is correct. I'm wondering if some of the symbols are representative of digits? (i.e. a symbol is the xth letter of the alphabet in whatever language)

always wanted to do a tftv arg

FWIW, parts of the 1st message appear in the 2nd.

[img]https://i.imgur.com/IQdph0F.png[/img]

edit: best guess at the first image

ᢻຟ၉ज़ۏѦ౺㒌ੳځय़ⵅṞॕ㒆ᄸﹹ໖ຟ܉კᇾ൸ဵฯΛ

can't guarantee this is correct. I'm wondering if some of the symbols are representative of digits? (i.e. a symbol is the xth letter of the alphabet in whatever language)
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