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This is a timeline of WebVideo/TheWallWillFall ARG. It follows the events leading up to and following the grave [[AC:[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUxTp_Hci0M Announcement]]]] from Mr. Administrator. They are being discussed in [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/posts.php?discussion=13479093530A31840100 this Wiki Talk thread]].

Timeline originally started by @/{{Anura}}, expanded by @/{{Dryunya}}. Continued by a lot of other {{Troper}}s, who later dubbed themselves 'Metaguards.'

'''Announcement: now that there are many sources to gather information from, it's way too easy for me to skip something. Please don't hesitate to add to the timeline - surprisingly few people actually do that.'''

Current end position: 11th October, ~5:00, [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/posts.php?discussion=13479093530A31840100&page=100#2499]].

All dates are 2012 unless otherwise stated. To keep the date and time inconsistensies to minimum, use the PST time (GMT-7), 24-hour format.

Key:
* [[color:blue:Blue: Echo Chamber]]
* '''Bold black: Mr. Administrator'''
* '''[[color:purple:Bold purple: WordOfGod]]'''
* [[color:red:Red: [=WTFAverageJoe=], or just Joe]]
* [[color:green:Green: Fictional characters (Cat, Poirot, etc.)]]
* '''[[color:green:Green bold: New character found]]'''
* [[color:darkorange:Orange: fake characters]]

!! Setting the board
* [[color:blue:May 14th, 2011: Echo Chamber begins. [[http://youtube.com/user/tvtropesorg]]]]
* [[color:blue:June 26th, 2011: Zack's first tweet.]]
* '''October 3rd, 2011: Mr. Administrator's first tweet.'''
* [[color:blue:July 12th: ''"Mind Screw"'' episode of Echo Chamber airs. [[http://youtube.com/watch?v=zA0HvOBDoEo&feature=plcp]]]]
** The code numbers of the Mr. Administrators (more easily read during the credits, where they are in order) can be translated out to read "THE WALL WILL FALL". The number to letter system is repeatedly used throughout the rest of the ARG.
* [[color:blue:July 17th: Zack's wanted poster posted on EC's Facebook.]]
* [[color:red:August 5th: [[http://youtube.com/user/WTFAverageJoe Joe]] posts ''"Cat Video on the Internet"''. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NeZk7tQdLZY]]]]
* [[color:red:September 5th: Date in Park [[http://youtube.com/watch?v=BEAvuxcAcuQ]], Chainmail Dude [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ApNfcMfR04g]] and Mermaid(?) [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OD3M8YAd-Ag]] videos posted.]]
* September 9th
** [[color:red:''"WTF: Watch The Footage - Episode 1"''. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7F2vJOI9yw]] (Don Quixote and Sparkly Figure)]]
** [[color:blue:Linked to from EC's Facebook.]]
* [[color:green:September 10th: Cheshire Cat's first tweet (not discovered yet).]]
* September 12th
** [[color:red:''"WTF: Watch The Footage - Episode 2"''. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=btZPP-oqhzE]] (The mermaid)]]
** [[color:red:High-contrast mermaid video. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ftR-Fpyji2M]]]]
** [[color:blue:Linked to from Zack's twitter.]]
* [[color:blue:September 13th: Last Zack's tweet.]]
* [[color:red:September 15th:''"WTF: Watch The Footage - Episode 3"''. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8xjIGKkKTps]] (A man in a suit)]].
* [[color:green:September 16th: Poirot's first blog post (not discovered yet). [[http://belgianamongtheenglish.wordpress.com/2012/09/16/bonjour/]]]]

!! Act 1
!!! September 17th: The game begins.
* '''The Grave Announcement appears as a banner on TV Tropes, which is linked to the video: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUxTp_Hci0M]].'''
* [[color:red:''"Quick Update"'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-z15kdjQCCs]]: Joe gets his first threatening letter.]]
* Troper activity:
** Tropers create [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/posts.php?discussion=13479093530A31840100 the thread]] to complain about the dramatic nature of the "grave" announcement. It eventually becomes the ARG thread.
** Tropers are musing on TV Tropes ARG page. Somebody was leaving hints to {{Zalgo}} there. It was later changed to "Please reveal the truth", but '''[[color:purple:it was edited out by Dana with a comment that it's unrelated to the ARG]]'''.
** Tropers gradually tune in and start playing. Meanwhile, the date changes.

!!! September 18th:
* [[color:red:''"WTF: Watch The Footage - Episode 4"''. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0s6ukFs8C7g]] (Cerberus, Plague doctors)]]
* '''[[color:purple:Dana has announced: "This ARG won't involve edits to the wiki pages past making announcements."]]'''
* Tropers are still arguing and watching videos, starting to speculate.

!!! September 19th: tropers start planting EpilepticTrees.
* Tropers begin to analyze Joe's videos:
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ApNfcMfR04g Chainmail Dude]]: a guy in a chainmail walks into an elevator, minding his own business. [[color:green:This Character turns out to be Don Quixote.]]
*** No hidden content
*** Theories:
#### Edward I
** [[http://youtube.com/watch?v=BEAvuxcAcuQ Sparkly figure]] (Date in Park): some sparkly man runs past a couple in a park.
*** No hidden content
*** Theories:
#### {{Twilight}} vampire
#### [[LegendOfZelda Link]]
#### {{Mario}} or just somebody with an invincibility powerup.
#### Somebody running away from fairies.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OD3M8YAd-Ag Mermaid]] ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ftR-Fpyji2M High-contrast version]]): a mermaid-like figure just barely captured by the video.
*** No hidden content
*** Theories:
#### A mermaid
#### A kitsune
#### A merrow
** Suited figure: a tall (still, not ''unnaturally'' tall) man in a nice suit with an umbrella.
*** Sent by Steve; no more information about the sender.
*** No hidden content
*** Theories:
#### [[TheSlenderManMythos Slender Man]]. Somewhat undermined by the figure's more natural height and the umbrella. Still, the most popular theory.
#### A vampire.
#### [[{{Watchmen}} Rorschach]]
#### Death figure from Edward Gorey's "Gashlycrumb Tinies" [[http://uncoolghoul.files.wordpress.com/2011/04/gashlycrumb_tinies.jpg]] (Suggested at 24th September)
** Cerberus: a badly distorted video with a 3-headed dog guarding a door.
*** Sent from the email "|h@t3D.oG2" (yes, it does not make sense) - may be read as "I hate dog too" / "I hate dogs".
*** This was later shown to be sent by CHESHIRE CAT, which kind of explains it not making sense.
** Plague doctors: two people drive around the neighbourhood and notice the two (?) plague doctors. One of them tips a hat to them.
*** Joe has mentioned "Thanks to Zack for the other video", probably meaning that one.
*** Somebody has found suspicious that the girl mentions "all the flowers out here", as no flowers are seen in the video.
*** No hidden content.
*** Theories:
#### Together with the Slender Man, somebody has noticed connections to [[TheFearMythos the Fear Mythos]].

!!! September 20th
* [[color:darkorange:[[https://twitter.com/RealityEnds rEALITY eNDS]] is found watching Mr. A's account (I think). Everyone is busy with the videos, and pays no attention so far.]]
* Tropers are analyzing the Cerberus video further.
** After frame-by-frame analysis, 3 sets of hidden letters were found: [[http://i45.tinypic.com/11ugp3r.png]]. The phrase was read as "@A clever yam and cooked bat".
** [[color:green:Cheshire Cat has reacted to the phrase, and linked to the thread in his twitter]].
** After a pause, a suggestion was made to separate the letters by font. It resulted in "@Averymadcat" and "[=CleanoOkedB=]". '''[[color:green:The first one turned out to be [[https://twitter.com/AVeryMadCat Cheshire Cat's twitter account]]. Cheshire Cat is found.]]'''
* [[color:green:When asked about "[=CleanoOkedB=]", the cat dismissed it as leftover nonsense.]]
* [[color:green:When asked about the Plague Doctors, the cat tweets a piece of Doctor Foster rhyme.]]
* The tropers are not sure what to do with the cat and start analyzing the Joe's cat video.
** @/{{Dryunya}} is messing around with the audio. Separating the audio channels, he finds what he thinks is screaming "Help", and freaks out. Still, the neither the audio, nor the video did not contain any clues.
** The screaming is dismissed by tropers as "meow". After a while, the video is forgotten.
* [[color:darkorange:Meanwhile, rEALITY is brought up once again, and starts to interact with the tropers]].
** Somebody has noticed similarities between rEALITY and Joe. It was supposed that rEALITY is Joe's SuperpoweredEvilSide, which has appeared after ''Joe'' cracked the 4th wall.
** [[color:darkorange:At one point, he speaks with the cat, appending a #wOOF hashtag. Before that, he was showing interest in finding the cat. The tropers have began hatching a theory that he might be Cerberus from the video, and it just went downhill from there]].
** [[color:green:Cheshire Cat has noticed that the tropers are taking too much interest in rEALITY, and dropped a vague hint that he is an imposter. The tropers didn't get the hint, but distracted and went reviewing older videos.]]
* Chainmail Dude = EdwardTheFirst hypothesis is proposed.

!!! September 21st
* '''Mr. Administrator acknowledges the discovery of the Cheshire Cat, and points out that there are no persons of interest at that time (another attempt to get the game back on track).'''
* [[color:darkorange:[=@DewdropsDoSeek=] attracts attention as another follower of the characters. Gets dismissed pretty quickly, as she was following an account obtained by blatant WMG. Still, sticks around.]]
* '''Mr. Administrator tweets that the destruction of the fourth wall may have grave consequences for both worlds. Or it may not.'''
* [[color:green:Chit-chat with the cat]].
* '''Mr. Administrator dismissed the cat video as "Just a video about his cat, with terrible music".'''
* '''Mr. Administrator tweets that we have proved our usefullness, and that the next assignment is coming.'''
* It is noted that Mr. Administrator sidesteps the questions about the reasons and location of the wall's decay.
* [[color:red:Joe responds to the flood of emails & comments. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OrD-tF8JblM]]]] (I have intermittent Youtube access, please correct and update if anything is wrong):
** [[color:red:Shocked at the new wave of subscribers.]]
** [[color:red:Refuses to forward the email from the cat as asked, citing privacy, but promises to make everything public domain from now on.]]
** [[color:red:Apparently has seen the Mr. A's announcement and the thread. Denies to be a part of ARG - "why would anyone make an ARG about me?"]]
* '''Mr. Administrator has requested ''physical'' tropers' addresses, so send "physical spam" (sic!).'''
* '''Updating on the addresses, Mr. Admisistrator said that giving the them was not neccessary, and the physical materials are "merely supplemental". The confusion was written on instantiation 06-15-15-12 ("FOOL"), which was promptly [[http://t.co/6zSdt5o5 taken care of]].'''
* '''Mr. Administrator replied to the word "[[InherentlyFunnyWords Gurt]]" with ''mad laughter'''''.
* [[color:darkorange:[=@Gate2Wonderland=] was noted for following the characters]]. Not acting for now.
* [[color:red:''"WTF: Watch The Footage - Episode 5"''. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9XZ6lOIeJw]] (Joe receives another warning letter, Cinderella breaks into reality)]]
** The last line of letter explicitly said "Desine iam nec mori". First assumed to be Japanese, it's Latin for "Stop now or you shall die".
** The Cinderella video was noted for having no sound, but no hidden content was found.
* [[color:darkorange:rEALITY was suspected to be the sender of the death threat.]]
* [[color:darkorange:After an extended cryptic twitter conversation, rEALITY has sent a [[http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w406/rEALITYeNDS/tWELFTHlABOR_zps84779635.jpg jigsaw puzzle]]. The name (Twelfth Labor) has been attributed to Hercules myths (note that the twelfth labour of Hercules was the capturing of Cerberus).]]
** Everyone is busy reconstructing the image.
** [[color:darkorange:The [[http://i48.tinypic.com/1zcpa1x.png assembled image]] shows Cerberus with text "We are all slaves to these laws. rEALITY has cemented himself as Cerberus by now.]]
* [[color:darkorange:Alice was put into the equation, as she was thought to be the guardian of the 4th wall gate. The tropers are trying to understand the big picture. Lots of EpilepticTrees.]]
* [[color:darkorange:[=@OneirosObserver=] has entered the picture, being the one-man OmniscientCouncilOfVagueness. Minds are starting to crack.]]
* '''[[color:purple:Dana is forced to announce that the characters not acknowledged by Mr. Administrator within 24 hours of their discovery are not related to the ARG.]]''' This leaves Cheshire Cat as the only fictional character found so far.
** [[color:darkorange:Soon after, rEALITY has confessed to being another player.]]
* The tropers are ashamed and are busy sorting the information.
* The tropers start analyzing the Cinderella video, for no avail.

!!! September 22nd
* [[color:red:Joe has agreed to scan the letters. He couldn't give Sarah's contacts, but she mentioned that Cinderella incident happened somewhere in New York.]]
* [[color:green:The cat is starting to play riddles.]]
## "A little bit of this, a little more of that, I'm at the start of all, and in the middle of a cat". Answer: "A".
## "One day I may find myself waffling about, but I know that if I do, I'll find myself quite stout". Answer: "Belgian". (That was a hard one) The cat has left, and the tropers are starting to put the phrase together and look for Belgian fictional characters. A Thread Hopper has mentioned HerculePoirot for the first time.
## "A new type of riddle. My goodness, are you impressed? Oh, what a flexible form. Never boring. Guess, guess!" Answer: "Among" (assembled from the capital letters).
## "What do absinthe, theology, and aesthetics have in common?" Answer: "The". Duh.
** At that point, "A Belgian among the..." was googled, and '''[[color:green:blog titled "[[http://belgianamongtheenglish.wordpress.com/ A Belgian among the English]]" was found and examined]]'''. The username "saintofdeduction", as well as other facts (heritage, moustache, deduction, etc) suggested HerculePoirot again.
*** '''Mr. Administrator acknowledges the discovery of the blog.'''[[labelnote:metagaming]]we totes broke sequence on that one! ^__^[[/labelnote]]
*** '''[[color:green:A stray placeholder post (that was soon deleted) has explicitly pointed to Poirot as the owner. HerculePoirot is found.]]'''
*** A similarity was noted between cat's twitter ("I am a cat with too much time on my paws") and Poirot's blog ("I am just a short little man with too much time on his hands").
*** The blog states that Claire Widdecombe provides the house to Poirot. She is assumed to be a real person, but nothing particular was found.
* [[color:green:Cheshire Cat suggests trying to guess his ''riddle'', now that the answer was found. No results (and probably no point).]]
* Out of the blue, a suggestion is made to create new fictional characters to guard the wall. '''Mr. Administrator accepts the idea. The stories are to be mailed to him ([=OneAboveTheWall@gmail.com=]).'''
** ''Busy, multiple-page-spanning discussion on the subject.''
** The name "metaguards" becomes generally accepted for the 4th wall guardians.
** '''Mr. Administrator asked not to write about the cracks in the wall, because that may produce more cracks.'''
* A person at Unfiction '''receives a message from Mr Administrator saying the spam package will contain three items of importance. [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/posts.php?discussion=13479093530A31840100&page=56#1379]]'''

!!! September 23rd:
* [[color:red:''"puppets.mp4"'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ptmi9HQCsEo]] is published on Joe's account.]] Joe's whereabouts are unknown. Tropers are attempting to contact him and his friend, who turned up in comments to ''"WTF: Watch The Footage - Episode 4"''.
* Somewhere about that time, the scanned (photographed) letters [[http://i48.tinypic.com/ivfslz.jpg were]] [[http://i49.tinypic.com/dd0zzr.jpg found]] (but were uploaded before the puppets). The only thing definite so far is that the handwriting is different in both of them. The first one also appears to be written in YeOldeButcheredeEnglishe style.
* Analyzing the puppets video:
** Video is pretty usual by itself, but the left puppet's eye ''is moving''.
** The audio is a series of beeps and clicks, and was first associated with Morse Code. And extended analysis proved inconclusive, and was eventually stopped. The alledged message in audio is still not found.
** The background noise in "puppets.mp4" is speculated to be SSTV. This is [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/posts.php?discussion=13479093530A31840100&page=51#1262 probably a dead end]].
** The puppets in ''"puppets.mp4"'' are discovered to be versions of [[http://i.lidovky.cz/10/034/lngal/TAI321da1_hurvajs.jpg Spejbl and Hurvinek]], a famous Czech comedy duo.
* The puppet video was tweeted by [=@TVTropesNews=] and Tom (note that Tom is not in character).
* [[color:green:@/{{Victin}} has played a game of riddles with the cat: if the cat can't solve the riddle in time, he disclosed his location. The cat agrees.]]
** The riddle is as follows: "*drinks tea* A tricky cat, you are. What could I give you? In the end, literally, geez. what am I doing? emiTelddiR#"
** [[color:green:The cat loses, and, being true to the deal, tweets that [[MathematiciansAnswer he is on Earth]].]]
* [[color:green:Poirot posts in his]] [[http://belgianamongtheenglish.wordpress.com/2012/09/23/a-death-in-the-widdecombe/ blog]] [[color:green:about his landlord's cat dying.]] It is speculated that this is somehow related to the Cheshire Cat, but he was confirmed to be tweeting after the post went up.
* [[color:red:Joe posts WTF]] [[http://youtu.be/4p3H006f544 episode 6]].
** Joe looks worried, talks in half-whisper close to the camera, wears no glasses. The video contains several cut-outs right in Joe's speech.
** [[color:red:He is freaked out by the letters he's been getting. He refuses to open the new ones, though, because "whatever is happening with these characters is cool and scary, and these letters are boring and stupid."]]
** [[color:red:He confirms that ''"puppets.mp4"'' is his: it was taken at a trip to an antique shop in Prague and says that the video was actually the reason he started the web series.]]
** At 2:10, a sound can be heard, that some tropers have interpreted as Joe's cat meowing. [[color:green:Cheshire Cat reacts to it with "Methinks I heard another cat..."]]
* '''Mr. Administrator imposes a time limit on writing the metaguards, as the cracks in the wall are widening.'''
* Tropers are back to work on the guardians.
* Due to a typo (Limited -> Limeted), the concept of Lime Man is born. He quickly becomes the ARG's MemeticBadass. ("Protecting the Fourth Wall one fictional character at a time with an array of citrus-based weaponry")
* It is noted that Zack hasn't been tweeting since September 13th.
* @/{{twelfth}} works out the man in ''"WTF: Watch The Footage - Episode 3"'' is from ''GashlycrumbTinies''. [[http://uncoolghoul.files.wordpress.com/2011/04/gashlycrumb_tinies.jpg]]

!!!September 24
* First metaguards are being submitted.
* [[color:green:Poirot posts that he has found a mouse, that presumably died around the same time as the cat. Both the cat and the mouse have no external wounds, the cause of death remains unknown.]]
* [[color:green:The cat asks a riddle: "Six in seven you can feed me, Just raise my arm so they can see, Until empty my belly be. What am I?". Answer: "Mailbox".]]
* [[color:blue:The folks at Unfiction receive the first of the spam packages. [[http://forums.unfiction.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=966317#966317]]]]
** [[color:blue:The sender of the package is [[Characters/EchoChamber Mark Wallnau]], Zack's dad.]]
** The package contains:
*** [[color:blue:A letter from Mark [[http://www.argn.com/images/echochamber_letter.jpg]]. In his letter, Mark says that he is sending the packages as per the instructions of his ''ex''-employer (Mr. A). He specifically mentions to ''trust Mr. Administrator at his own risk'', as he is a ManipulativeBastard.]] That bit is written by hand, as Mark says Mr. Administrator would know if he typed it.
*** A CD with the following contents:
#### [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hy-0Gn-j-rA a message from Mr. Administrator]] (that seems to be identical to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUxTp_Hci0M the grave announcement]]). [[color:blue:Mark wrote in his letter that Mr. Administrator may have included cryptic messages in it.]]
#### Series of images (see the analysis below).
*** A comic book with the same images.

!!!September 25
* Analyzing the images (see the TheWall/{{Shards}} page)
* The phrases "in the neverending void" and "a bright white light" were assembled from sets of numbers in the image file names, supporting the theory that they are to form a sentence. Together they encompass all image names yet received.
* '''Mr. Administrator tweets that the early packages are "for recruitment purposes". Those already involved are going to get additional materials.'''
* '''Mr. Administrator notices Mark's hand-written note in his letter, and is not amused.'''
* [[color:green:Cheshire Cat tweets "Oh deary me, I'm in pieces. #whoshatteredthelookingglass".]] This probably confirms that the orange cat in the comic is him.
* [[color:green:The cat answers to a music video sent to him with a link to the [[http://t.co/idJiGIy8 Frontier Psychiatrist music video]]. This has turned out to be {{Foreshadowing}} (see below).]]
* Gurt the Lime-man is submitted as the guardian. AndThereWasMuchRejoicing.
* [[color:red:Joe posts ''"WTF: Watch The Footage - Episode 7"'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SSYyWzTn7EU&feature=g-all-u]].]]
** The video only contains information about more threat letters. Joe is frustrated, but is not going to stop. (Again, Joe is not wearing glasses.) The letters are:
*** "Back off".
*** "Leave us alone".
*** "You are on thin ice".
*** "You press your luck". This letter gets some screen time - the paper seems to be of low quality.
*** [[HarryPotter "Welcome to Hogwarts"]]. There is more to the letter (the other side also contains text), but Joe doesn't read it.
* [[color:green:Cheshire Cat said that he sent the Hogwarts letter as a joke. He also mentions some "mean, mean people" that write to Joe again.]]
* Theory: the characters from the other side of the wall are running from something (possibly dangerous to the fictional world itself). The letters are from those who don't want to be returned.
* [[color:green:2 new posts from Poirot.]]
** [[color:green:The cat's and mouse's death was a gas leak from a pipe leading to a stove in an abandoned part of the building. It turned out that Arthur Lincoln (real name Jack Mason), a staff member, was making crack in the house's basement in industrial quantities. He was arrested soon after being exposed.]]
** [[color:green:Some politics: Poirot is compelled to reply on a political paper by Pieter Verhaeren.]] (Add if you find anything relevant)
* '''Metaguard submission is closed.'''
* '''"16-5-18-22''' (PERV) '''INSISTS THAT A SWIMSUIT COMPETITION SHOULD BE A PART OF THE INTERVIEW PROCESS. MOTION DENIED."'''
* Forum members have agreed to make the full title of the game "The Wall Will Fall", after the original Easter Egg.
* JustForFun, the tropers are transforming into their metaguard-selves.

!!! September 26
* @/{{Feetontheceiling}} [[http://consideringbeats.tumblr.com/post/32339259719/contents-of-the-envelope-i-got-from-mark-wallnau]] and his/her (edit) friend [[http://sassynanners.tumblr.com/post/32342642713/well-i-feel-slightly-cheated-it-just-looks-like]] both receive a package with the following contents:
** The envelope with a faint image of Mr. Administrator on it. Feetontheceiling's had a hand-written "225" on it: [[http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mayzeidsDV1r146qvo3_1280.png]] (It seems to be a postal marking, as other envelopes have nothing of the kind)
** Everything from the first package - the shards and their image names are ''identical to the unfiction package''. Mark's letter is a little different, but the gist remains unchanged. The handwritten note is there, too.
** A piece of paper containing a URL fragment. These are different in both letters. See the TheWall/{{Shards}} page for all fragments found to date.
* More packages start to arrive. The tropers are assembling the URL.
* [[color:blue:Zack retweets a post linked to]] '''[[color:purple:an interview of the Echo Chamber team[[http://blip.tv/MediaMeltdown/media-meltdown-interviews-echo-chamber-s2-6371516]].]]''' It's mostly about seasons 1 & 2, and no definite information about the ARG.
* [[color:green:Hercule Poirot has posted about him becoming a private detective after his success with the cat's "case" [[http://belgianamongtheenglish.wordpress.com/2012/09/26/a-private-detective-now/]].]] The tropers have already requested him to investigate Cheshire Cat and Joe's videos.

!!! September 27
* ''TheWall/{{Shards}} page is created'', containing the comic and URL fragments.
* Theory: the the comicbook image file names are supposed to be read as "Bright white light in the neverending void", thus making the package self-sufficient. Therefore, there aren't going to be any new comicbook shards (so far, all the tropers were receiving duplicate ones).
* ''WebVideo/TheWallWillFall'' ARG page is up as a placeholder.
* More packages are arriving.
* Not expecting to receive any more comic book shards (they were identical so far), the tropers are starting to assemble the ones they have, besides the URL pieces.
* '''Mr. Administrators is requesting ''some'' tropers' confirmation to release their metaguard fiction under [[http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Creative Commons not-for-profit license]].''' No word on the chosen ones so far.
* [[color:green:Poirot responds to the Cat and Joe investigation requests in a dismissive way.]]
* [[color:green:New blog post from Poirot [[http://belgianamongtheenglish.wordpress.com/2012/09/27/lecture-tomorrow/]]. He is going to attend Pieter Verhaeren's (the man who he was so angry at in his last post) lecture at King’s College London to give him "a piece of his mind".]] Google returns nothing discernible on Pieter Verhaeren's name.

!!! September 28
* Adell farts around with pieces of a URL for 5 hours.
* The comicbook shards have been assembled in every conceivable way. It is confirmed that when assembled as-is, the comic says "User: WTF Average Joe".
** Speculations about whether or not Joe is related to the cracks in the wall.
* The tropers get more suspicious about Mr. A, and start wondering if the metaguards are subject to misuse.
* [[color:green:Poirot [[http://belgianamongtheenglish.wordpress.com/2012/09/28/80/ blogs about]] his new case: a missing person named Leslie Okogwu.]]
* Some progress is made in assembling the URL: [[http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb154/Jeodarkviper/Urlrebuild4-1.jpg]]. First attempts to guess the address are made, unsuccessfull so far.
* '''The guardians have been chosen [[https://docs.google.com/folder/d/0B_g7nz_pWeK9dDJ0aUxMU2pQZzQ/edit]], and their leader is none other than [[https://twitter.com/GurtTheLimeMan Gurt the Lime Man]] (backed by instantiation 05-07-07-19 (EGGS)).'''
* [[color:red:Joe posts [[http://youtu.be/vWntiyWooMI an announcement]]:]]
** [[color:red:He has received the same comic book as everyone, and is angry for "directing everyone right at him". (?)]]
** [[color:red:That, along with 97 threatening letters, has scared him into getting the hell out of dodge.]]
** [[color:red:In the meantime, he has set up [[http://forum.watchthefootage.com/index.php a new forum]] for news, speculation, and general weirdness.]]
** [[color:red:Joe is not going to stop, as seeing his life threatened made him realize that what he's doing really is important.]]
* There is some confusion about whether or not to abandon the thread for the newly-opened forum.
* The tropers note that Mr. Administrator is becoming increasingly quirky.
* '''[[color:purple:Dana tweets "And so it begins"]]''', and [[color:green:Cheshire Cat tweets that "The curtain falls on Act One"]] soon after.

!! Act 2
!!! September 28th,2012
* @/YankeeWhite has assembled the URL: [[http://forum.watchthefootage.com/viewtopic.php?p=92#p92]]. It points to a new blog [[http://mindsandmatters.ezblog.co/]], that was started on 25th of September (note that first packages were sent on 24th).
** '''[[color:green:The blog belongs to [[https://twitter.com/mindsNmatters a psychiatrist]] from Boston. It is dedicated to the applications of social media in psychiatry.]]'''
** [[color:green:The second post mentions an "interesting patient". More information to come.]]

!!! September 29th,2012
* [[color:green:New post from the psychiatrist. [[http://mindsandmatters.ezblog.co/?p=45]]]]
** First details about her patient: an unidentified middle-aged man who appeared out of nowhere.
*** '''After his update (below), Mr. Administrator''' '''[[color:green:has pointed to]] ''[[color:green:the patient]]'' [[color:green:, not to the psychiatrist, as the person of interest.]]'''
** The psychiatrist intends to use crowdsourcing in some way.
** More details are promised around October 1.
* [[color:orange:[[TheSlenderManMythos Slender Man]] [[http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoJcN0hGXnfYVaNUFPRFUcQ/feed?filter=2]] was seen stalking Joe's Youtube account. The character seems fake, but was registered shortly before the ARG. Debunked by Mr. A.]]
* '''An update from Mr. Administrator on Youtube: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W18nixzyy9I]]''' (which is probably the first time he was so direct)
** '''He ''can't answer'' (ExactWords) why the characters appear in reality, and whether they do by accident or by their own will.'''
** '''The characters are violating the stability of the metaverse, and must be sent back.'''
** '''The means of sending the characters back are yet unknown, and require research.'''
** '''"(Grins) Oh, and one more thing. Many of you are wondering who we are. Nice try..."'''
* [[color:green:A new post from Poirot [[http://belgianamongtheenglish.wordpress.com/2012/09/29/an-olive-branch-foresaken/]]. He has agreed to meet Pieter Verhaeren to discuss his political views, but Pieter didn't come to the appointment, which has only angered Poirot further. He also found out how to find Leslie Okogwu, who was a lowly drug dealer.]]
* [[color:green:The cat has posted a riddle (?): "Kits, cats, sacks, and wives...with this number of characters, who survives?"]] Discussion is ongoing.
** [[color:green:The cat has (probably) denied this being an actual riddle, because it doesn't have his trademark #riddletime hashtag.]]
* '''Mr. Administrator tweeted to the cat that his motivation is to get the characters back behind the wall, not to hurt them.'''
* Ongoing discussion on whether or not to leave the old thread for the new forum.
* Mr. Administrator has received a new FanNickname "[[TheCakeIsALie Cake]]", as his previous nicknames were proved untrue (He is not the Administrator of everything, and not the Unsmiler, as he did smile).
* Theory: Mr. Administrator is the wall himself, or he is [[{{Synchronization}} synchronized with the wall]].
* [[color:red:Joe has responded on the forum about his own URL piece. He thinks there is nothing more to do with it, now that the URL is assembled, which is considered WordOfGod on the subject.]]
* Forum discussion about the theoretical monster on the other side of the wall, who may be scaring the characters away. [[color:green:The cat was asked about the sightings, to which he responded, as always, in an elusive manner [[https://twitter.com/AVeryMadCat/status/252207661062451203]].]]
** One of the theories is that the cat meant Mr. A in his post.
* Not trusting Mr. Administrator, the tropers came up with the idea to use Gurt as a fictional world informer, which is somewhat undermined by the fact that it is one of Mr. A's instantiations who tweets on his behalf. Sicon112's plan involved constructing all possible Mr. A's answers, and using that to determine whether or not he would try to lie.
* [[color:red:Edward's opinion on the ARG theory: both he and Joe think it's a crazy theory, but the site was dedicated to this kind of stuff, so they let it slide.]]

!!! September 30th,2012
* [[color:red:An update from Joe: [[http://youtu.be/syl9wFhA2Rc]]. No new information. Joe is OK and haven't received any letters so far.]]
* [[color:red:Joe has opened a site [[http://watchthefootage.com/]], which is pretty much his blog and a collection of useful links.]]
* [[http://forum.watchthefootage.com/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=29 Forum discussion]] about the masked man on the comic book shard (who may or may not be Poirot).
* Theory: Joe has a friend named Edward, who is the tech-savvy guy in charge of the site. Like [[@/FastEddie this one]].
* [[color:green:Lime Man responded: there is some secrecy involved on the other side, but we may be in for some "juicy developments" soon. On a side note, he is [[WeaksauceWeakness afraid of watermelons]] ("they're GIGANTIC").]]
** @/{{Sicon112}} [[http://forum.watchthefootage.com/viewtopic.php?p=418#p418 analyzed the tweets]] and suggested that Gurt is hinting that we are not supposed to reach that plot point yet, ARG-wise.
* WMG on the forums.
* Some unsuccessful attempts are made to decipher the text at the second-to-last comic shard.
* The WMG about the interactions between the worlds have been turned into a thread for building the metaverse model [[http://forum.watchthefootage.com/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=35]].
* [[color:red:Joe posts]] [[http://watchthefootage.com/?p=41 a letter he received]] [[color:red:that appears to be written in the language of the Dancing Men from Sherlock Holmes.]]
** Using a [[http://www.sherlockholmeswiki.com/page/Dancing+Men+Alphabet guide]], the letter was deciphered ([[http://forum.watchthefootage.com/viewtopic.php?p=628#p628 transcript]]), mostly resulting in complete gibberish save for the final line of the letter: "yoU arE ouR onlY hopE joE." With Joe underlined. WMG follows on whether one of the fictional characters is actively supporting Joe now.
** [[color:green:Poirot, when asked, gave a possible hint: "I do, however, recall one thing I found interesting about it. The flags were often thought to mean one thing, when they meant another."]]
* Players ask for a Gurt the Lime Man emote on the forum to honor and respect him. Ask and you shall [[http://forum.watchthefootage.com/viewtopic.php?f=8&p=557#p557 receive.]]

!!! October 1st,2012
* [[color:green:An update from Poirot: [[http://belgianamongtheenglish.wordpress.com/2012/10/01/87/]]. Having run away from Poirot, Les Okogwu was killed, presumably by a man named Hefner (Professor Moore's acquaintance), who threatened him before. Poirot is gathering evidence to confirm Hefner's involvement.]]
** The man known as Hefner is described as "a tallish snappily dressed man" who "carried around an instrument of blunt force in the form of a decorative cane". Suspicion arises as to whether he is the man pictured before the glowing cube on the front of the comic book.
* [[color:green:Update from the psychiatrist: [[http://mindsandmatters.ezblog.co/?p=67 Subject A, Session 1]].]]
** [[color:green:The patient was living with the protesters he happened to meet, and they brought him to "help him adjust".]]
** [[color:green:He had a foreign accent.]]
** [[color:green:He ignored any questions about his family, his birth, and his home.]]
** [[color:green:The patient answered questions about his personal beliefs evasively with responses like “I believe in justice” and “people deserve what they get.”]]
** [[color:green:He eventually acknowledged that he had been wronged once, by someone important (in charge), "a long time ago". It seemed to bring up some of his painful memories.]]
* Successes in cracking the dancing men message:
** When encoded by a Vigener cipher with "Joe" as a key, the first part of the message reads: "I havE encodeV thiS letteR foR feaR oF reprisaL buT I..."
** Final result: "I havE encodeV thiS letteR foR feaR oF reprisaL buT I feeL thE neeD tO warN yoU. thiS individuaL maY provE himselF dangerouS. pleasE staY alerT: [[http://londontales.ezblog.co/ londontaleS. ezbloG. cO]]."
*** Metaguards believe that the letter was sent by Arthur Moore, for what purpose we are not sure.
* '''[[color:green:The link above lead to a blog related to Hefner (see Poirot's post above). Hefner Has been found.]] Soon acknowledged by Mr. A.'''
** [[color:green: The first several posts are made by user ''raikespeare'' (he was initially posting at Poirot's blog on his behalf), or James Patisson Raikes, nephew of Claire Widdicombe. He stumbled upon Hugh Hefner, who was a FishOutOfTemporalWater, but was an otherwise clever man, and decided to get him more familiar with the modern world.]]
** [[color:green:When they first met, Hefner was disoriented, and when realized he was in London, he said that he "has to get back home". Hugh Hefner was a nickname Raikes came up with on the spot.]]
** [[color:green:A day after, Hefner found Raikes, using his supreme deduction, to return his wallet. Raikes has allowed him to stay at his place for a while. When asked for his name, he ran with Hugh Hefner. Raikes didn't mind.]]
** [[color:green:An update from Raikes has revealed that he didn't post on Poirot's behalf - he left logged on to Wordpress at his computer at Widdicombe residence, and Poirot happened to use his account. He eventually helped him to set up his own.]]
** [[color:green:Finally, James handed the blog over to Hefner (username ''hdetectiveservice''), who said he could use it to pay James back.]]
** [[color:green: Hefner has started a detective agency [[http://londontales.ezblog.co/?p=35]]. He got a response in the comments a day later. The man (''jmartysknight2e4'') linked his instructions in a pastebin link (the paste is now deleted). He also pointed him to Les Okogwu for "everything he needs". (This turned out to be an "Opium den" two posts later)]]
** [[color:green: Hefner's first client [[http://londontales.ezblog.co/?p=34]] is a girl he refers to as Sharon, who asked him to watch her boyfriend. He was promptly accused of cheating Sharon. He later had two similar cases, one of which involved a gay man (Hefner is {{Squick}}ed out).]]
** [[color:green: The next case involved the murder of Pieter Verhaeren (that zealous politician that angered Poirot so much). He was found burnt in the furnace of Hastings Hotel. A major suspect was Reynald Saint-Jerome (Poirot!), who interrupted Verhaeren during his report, and was seen in the same hotel later. Other possible evidence includes Reynald's recent appearance and a strong political motive.]]
*** [[color:green: After the interrogation of the receptionist Hefner confirmed that Reynald had enough time to commit the murder. However, the recklessness of such a crime baffles Hefner, and he decides to gather more evidence.]]
* Theory: Hugh Hefner is SherlockHolmes, Arthur Moore is Moriarty (maths connection). Moriarty sent the dancing men to play Poirot and Holmes against each other.
** Metaguards run with this theory, and try to convince both Poirot and Hefner that Arthur Moore is setting them both up for murders. Both seem responsive to wanting to hear our thoughts, but whether they'll believe us or not has yet to be seen.
** [[color:green: Hefner has made a hurried post before tropers could get through his suspicions: "Oh God no; I have little time! My roommate James has informed that authorities are looking for me. I cannot stop; I must fly! Forgive my rudeness!" Only time will tell if Moore's plans have succeeded or not.]]
** [[color:green: After being informed of the police coming his way and demanding to know the contents of the encrypted letter, Poirot has also gone on the run. Things are looking bleak for both detectives.]]
*** One of the meta-theories is that it was going to happen anyway, and the tropers' overly dedicated involvement has only sped up the events.
** @/{{Sicon112}} realizes that the username of the person who referred "Hefner" to Les is jmartysknight2e4, which he theorizes stands for [[MagnificentBastard James Moriarty's]] [[ChessMotifs Knight to E4]]. [[OhCrap He panics.]]
*** After discussing this with the other Metaguards, @/{{Adell}} attempts to challenge Moore to a game of chess through the jmarty commenter.
* [[color:green:Another cryptic update [[https://twitter.com/AVeryMadCat/status/252918008643723265]] by Cheshire Cat.]] Speculations:
** [[color:red:Related to Edward's post about hiring moderators for the forum.]]
** The game needs more players.
** The game needs {{Puppetmaster}}s to manage the load.
* '''[[color:purple:An ARGN article about the game [[http://www.argn.com/2012/10/tv_tropes_echo_chamber_turns_self-referential_attention_to_args/]] is tweeted by Tom.]]'''
* The psychiatrist tweets about her cats [[https://twitter.com/mindsNmatters/status/252912609328787456]]. (Seriously, more cats?) The cats' names are [[ThemeNaming Carl and Jung]] - pretty fitting for a psychiatrist.

!!! October 2nd, 2012
* Metaguards continue to speculate on and worry about Poirot and Hefner. Some members offer themselves to take mod positions on Joe's forum.
* Tropers bring up the EchoChamber season 1 finale, where Zack visited the White Void. Attempts were made to incorporate Zack into the metaverse model, but '''Mr. Administrator denied inquiries as "distracting from more pressing matters" [[https://twitter.com/YouHaveFailedUs/statuses/253170728713728000]].''' In the next tweet [[https://twitter.com/YouHaveFailedUs/statuses/253172258498023424]] he said that '''Zack is not related to the crisis at hand ("The crisis he created is unrelated")'''.
** Transitively, Mr. A is assumed by some (namely, [[@/{{Dryunya}} me]] =]) to be unrelated to the wall's decay, if his update is trustworthy, as Zack's departure and Mr. A's infinite-layered retcon are related.
* The psychiatrist has admitted to looking similar to the woman on one of the [[http://i.imgur.com/4DwNo.jpg comic book shards]], that was shown to her earlier, which is more evidence that the shards mainly show persons of interest, and possibly what happened to make the wall break.
* A Lime Badge was made available on the [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/bshop.php?s=interests badge shop]] for those who feel like showing off their involvement in the ARG.
* Metaguards discuss inviting the Cheshire Cat to the WTF forums and tweet invitations to him to go to [[http://forum.watchthefootage.com/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=60 this thread]]. The Cat sounds vaguely interested, but is equally vague on whether or not he will accept.
** There is now a new forum member going by the username [=AVeryMadCat=]. This is very likely to be the Cat.
*** [[https://twitter.com/AVeryMadCat/status/253246109781204994 Confirmed]] by our feline friend himself.
* The Official [[http://forum.watchthefootage.com/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=64 Drinking Game]] is created. Several players are lost to alcohol poisoning.

!!! October 3rd, 2012
* Edward [[http://forum.watchthefootage.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=54#p1460 announces]] the new WTF Forum moderators. The players congratulate @/{{Adell}} and @/{{JackAlsworth}} on their promotion.
* [[color:red: Too busy playing the drinking game, the metaguards failed to notice this [[http://watchthefootage.com/?p=55 blog]] entry by Joe.]] [[color:green: Players immediately connect the news article to [[http://www.argn.com/images/5-14-5-22.jpg this]]comic shard. Looks like the wicked witch has entered reality.]]
* In the meantime, [[https://twitter.com/mindsNmatters/status/253315502863155201 MindsNMatters]] [[https://twitter.com/mindsNmatters/status/253316873800806401 leaves us]] [[https://twitter.com/mindsNmatters/status/253317222368436225 many]] cat posts, which the metaguards also missed. Players involved in the drinking game must take a drink for each post.
** The second cat (Carl) seemed to have opposable thumbs, which is pretty suspicious (but not completely unrealistic), and a requirement for a FunnyAnimal.
* New session from the psychiatrist [[http://mindsandmatters.ezblog.co/?p=72]]:
** [[color:green:The patient was born in London.]]
** [[color:green:His friends and family have died a long time ago, but he talks about them in an indifferent manner.]]
** [[color:green:He sounds like a WellIntentionedExtremist, with phrases like "I expected everything to be different", "People will never live the lives they are meant to unless they wake up to the world as it really is".]]
** [[color:green:He hopes his protests will "wake people up" and "make them take action".]]
** A user ''[=MikeCharlie=]'' commented on the entry: "I don't think he's an anti hero. Call me crazy, but I think he reminds me of a certain protagonist from a certain post-apicalyptic (sic!) science fiction book that I am certain was not written by Dr. Huxley. In fact, some people following this blog may have even been born on this “date.”" The username is not listed among the forum users, and the eponymous twitter account is unrelated. The tropers may have received a clue.
* @/{{Adell}} used his mod privileges to attach sticky notes in the characters' respective forum sections.
* Joe posts [[http://watchthefootage.com/?page_id=60 The Story So Far]], a record of events up until this point from his point of view.
* [[color:green:An update from Hefner [[http://londontales.ezblog.co/?p=78]].]]
** '''[[color:green:Hefner has confessed to being Sherlock Holmes, transferred into our realm by means unknown to him.]]'''
** [[color:green:He mocks BeamMeUpScotty and MemeticOutfit.]]
** [[color:green:Most importantly, he has found out Poirot's whereabouts, and intends to settle the score tonight.]]
* [[color:green:A riddle from the cat [[https://twitter.com/AVeryMadCat/status/253574054043344896]]: "When you switch container all around, how can you get a horse?"]] Answer: "Rocinante".
** Before the answer was given, '''Mr. Administrator, slightly annoyed at some players' allegations that he was not being straightforward enough, gives us another Twitter account,''' [[color:green:this one appearing to belong to]] DonQuixote [[https://twitter.com/TheTrueQuixote]].
*** [[color:green:He has been posting since September 29, using an [=iPhone=] he happened to find.]]
*** [[color:green:So far, he has some new clothes and, probably, money (a reward for stopping a robber).]]
*** [[color:green:He has lost his suit of armor, and is now looking for it.]]
*** [[color:green:Upon being shown the Chainmail Guy video, Don Quixote immediately recognized himself.]]
*** It is unknown how he managed to use his [=iPhone=] for 3 days without a charger, but he was instructed to buy one, and so he did.
*** He is unaware of his fictional nature, and thinks everyone around is speaking Spanish.
*** By the end of the day, he started accepting avatars of himself, as he was still using a default one.

!!! October 4th, 2012
* [[color:green:A new post by Poirot [[http://belgianamongtheenglish.wordpress.com/2012/10/04/to-my-fans/]]:]]
** '''[[color:green:He really is Poirot]]'''[[color:green:, and he was hiding his identity in order not to look mad.]]
** [[color:green:The apartment Holmes found was a decoy, where Poirot left a message for him.]]
** [[color:green:Holmes' raiding his apartment has undermined Poirot's trust.]]
** [[color:green:Poirot is going to leave for France, but first he is planning to send "something else" to Holmes. Things are about to get ugly.]]
* [[color:green:Quixote has found a Burger King in Seattle. They have "knighted" him on the condition that he never comes back.]]
** [[color:green:@/{{Sicon112}} has sent Quixote to a library in the hope that it will keep him out of trouble for a while...and also [[ItAmusedMe for laughs]].]]
* [[color:green:Holmes has entered Poirot's decoy apartment. [[http://londontales.ezblog.co/?p=80]]]]
* [[color:green:The cat has tweeted a link to ''ThePolice - Message In A Bottle'' music video [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MbXWrmQW-OE]], and started another #[=RiddleTime=].]]
** [[color:green:Riddle: "Her queenly sister's land above her own, she was the tenth the royal crown disowned."]]
*** [[color:green:Hint: "Do you all need a hint? There is one of fifty I can give you..."]] Answer: Virginia.
** [[color:green:Riddle: "The seeds of stones lay across me in great number. Beneath my salted heart may lie treasure, deep in slumber."]] Answer: Beach.
** [[color:green:Follow-up: "36.859672,-75.977283. Oh, sorry, I just suddenly felt like counting in the oddest way."]] The coordinates point to the Neptune statue on Virginia Beach.
** [[color:green:The cat adds more on the forum due to twitter's limitations:[[labelnote:expand]]\\"six little fishies swimming under the sea,\\ but one holds a message to a character's key.\\ Find the one who swims towards a plaque,\\ and find the name of a fictite to whome you give back"[[/labelnote]]]]
*** The riddle is thought to refer to [[http://www.flickr.com/photos/bluemiataman/3415964385/lightbox/ this statue,]] though it appears that further investigation may require actually visiting it.
* '''[[color:purple:Tom has tweeted a link to Story Forward Podcast mentioning the ARG [[http://www.storyforwardpodcast.com/2012/10/021-im-being-very-very-whats-the-word/]].]]'''
* [[color:blue:A tweet from Zack: [[https://twitter.com/DeadCatInABox/statuses/253926400791302144]].]]
* '''Mr. Administrator has proposed "Quixote-proofing" reality with warning messages. [[http://forum.watchthefootage.com/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=91]]'''
* [[color:green:Annoyed by our suspicions, Holmes makes a post about his client [[http://londontales.ezblog.co/?p=84]]:]]
** [[color:green:He is referred to as Elias Stein, he is a Dutchman, has a discernible accent.]]
** [[color:green:He met him in the Cheshire Pub (!), Stein had "dark clothing, bowler hat, tinted spectacles and a great orange beard". Wore gloves. He also noticed that the suit may have been bought a day before.]]
** [[color:green:He was frightened to see Holmes.]]
** [[color:green:He kept wiping his mouth with a napkin from Cafe Nero (which is the working place of Raikes, and it's also close to the King's College, where Poirot attended the lecture).]]
** [[color:green:Was quite suspicious.]]
** [[color:green:He was about to fly to America, and was only giving the case "avenge a friend and colleague".]]
** [[color:green:Holmes was certain that he wasn't Moriarty.]]
** The tropers have began their investigation. A connection was found between Dutch chessmaster Elias Stein, Dutch defense and "Knight to e4". The theory about Stein being Cheshire Cat is not proven so far.
* [[color:green:Don Quixote gets to the library. Along with his own books, he gets "The Complete Sherlock Holmes".]]
** [[color:green: He is also unable to see the pages of his book as anything other than blank. The librarian, however, claims to be able to read them fine.]]
* [[color:green:Gurt has apologized for having left the witch through.]]
* To solve the last cat's riddle, the tropers are looking for someone close to Virginia Beach. '''Mr. Administrator has confirmed that physical interactions may be required over the course of the ARG.''' [[color:green:So did the cat during his Q&A below.]]
* The psychiatrist has confirmed that her ''both'' cats are polydactyl, and posted some more photos (no details found in them so far).
* [[color:green:Soon after, Cheshire Cat got bored and started taking questions. Nothing direct, as expected, but these [[https://twitter.com/AVeryMadCat/status/254058868441743361]] [[https://twitter.com/AVeryMadCat/status/254063181301952512]] tweets may hint that he is telling us to concentrate on the cats.]]

!!! October 5th, 2012
* [[color:green:Don Quixote has given up on his armor. He is currently experimenting with his phone to discover its functions.]]
** [[color:green:He has found some information about its previous owner. He was fixated on some woman. Don Quixote is willing to investigate it further.]]
* New post from the therapist [[http://mindsandmatters.ezblog.co/?p=75]]:
** The patient is referred to as BB.
** [[color:green:When the therapist came across the topic of interactions with women, he grew distant and said: "they stay with you, don't they? Even when they're gone, they're still in your head. They never leave." After that, he started talking about death and how it's a relief and how everyone deserves to die.]]
** Theory: the patient is Sweeney Todd (Benjamin Barker being his real name).
* [[color:green:New post from Holmes [[http://londontales.ezblog.co/?p=87]]:]]
** [[color:green:He has set up a decoy apartment, and followed Poirot after he tried to search it.]]
** [[color:green:Poirot was going to Paris on a ship. Holmes is about to follow him by some other means.]]
* [[color:green:Poirot has arrived in Paris and is working on a new case: the murder of French aristocrat Comte Pierre de Cavaignac [[http://belgianamongtheenglish.wordpress.com/2012/10/05/mystere-a-paris/]].]] (WallOfText warning!)
** [[color:green:Poirot responds so @/{{Sicon112}}'s request for the time of death, confirming that the victim died ''during'' the party.]]
** At the same time, a new [[http://forum.watchthefootage.com/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=103 thread]] is created to begin the analysis of the evidence.
** @/{{IslaKariese}} [[http://forum.watchthefootage.com/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=103#p2719 notes]] on the thread that there is a discrepancy between the number of guests Poirot covers in the blog post and the number that he claimed were present. Poirot has yet to respond to a query on the subject. @/{{Adell}} suspects it might be the benefactor that is having Poirot investigate.

!!! October 6th, 2012
* '''[[color:purple:Tom has tweeted a link to Nick Farrell's [[http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9NL8U77KILNaxZ8QwiDjtQ?feature=watch]] "hummingbird" video.]]''' This is the same man who posted the mermaid video, and his other ones give a creepy vibe. Investigating.
** The hummingbird video has some unusual sound at the end [[http://forum.watchthefootage.com/viewtopic.php?p=3424#p3424]]. Still no direct clues, but the youtube channel got itself a few subscribers.
* [[color:green:The Don Quixote's "knighting" incident has attracted the police's attention,]] [[color:red:according to the newspaper posted at Joe's blog: [[http://watchthefootage.com/?p=105]]]]
** [[color:green:On the back of the article, two ads were found [[http://forum.watchthefootage.com/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=110]]. One is from '''The Wicked Witch of the West''', looking for a campaign manager. The other links to http://cf.ezblog.co]]
*** '''Mr. Administrator has instructed to contact the witch, but dismissed the blog: "IT PRESENTS AN INTERESTING THEORY, BUT APPEARS UNRELATED"'''
* [[color:green:Poirot has updated the comments on his last post:]]
** [[color:green:The discrepancy between the number of guests was just a typo. There were 9 guests and the wife.]]
** [[color:green:The beneficiaries of Pierre's will were mostly his wife and his business ventures. However there was "a small allocation given to Valerie de Blois which was not described well".]]
** [[color:green:Acknowledging that he is treated as a fictional figure in our world, he does not see himself as such. Judging by his comment, he was pulled into our reality right after ''DeathOnTheNile'', at which point he suffered a short-term LaserGuidedAmnesia.]]
* First applications are sent to the witch's email.
** [[color:green:Replies from the witch included a link to http://westwitch.ezblog.co]]
*** [[color:green:Judging by the blog, she has landed somewhere in the US (she happened to witness an election debate).]]
*** [[color:green:She is now campaigning for Wizard (President) - the application to which Tropers are replying is for Campaign Manager.]]
*** During the preliminaries for the position of the Witch's Campaign Manager, @/{{VicariousShaner}}, in an attempt to get the Witch's trust, [[http://westwitch.ezblog.co/?p=39#comments hints]] that he will betray the rest of the applicants as members of a group trying to bring the Witch back to Oz, and @/{{Sicon112}} posts in-character to attempt to protect himself and his chances for the post. This devolves into a giant WallOfText and a GambitPileup between the two, with Shaner revealing Sicon's post of the witches e-mail and Sicon managing to [[XanatosSpeedChess hold his own by diffusing the accusation]]. Eventually, both @/{{Adell}} and the Witch [[WhatTheHellHero ask what they are doing]] and tell them to shut up. Shaner and Sicon congratulate each other on their duel and begin to [[EpilepticTrees theorize that Adell is the Witch]].
* [[color:green:Don Quixote is, apparently, going to "slay" the Hammering Man statue.]]
* [[color:green:Sherlock has [[http://londontales.ezblog.co/?p=95 arrived in Paris]], and, upon discovering that Poirot has begun work on another case, has begun to give credence to the Troper's insistence that Poirot is a fellow detective. He is currently looking for a way to make peaceful contact with him. AndThereWasMuchRejoicing.]]
* [[color:green: Sherlock Holmes]] [[http://londontales.ezblog.co/?p=97 posted on his blog]] [[color:green:about his new case. An investment banker was accused of misusing company funds on a bad investment and then covering it up. She was fired before she could research the possibility that she was framed. Sherlock acquired a couple of pages from the report that implicates her guilt, and is now looking for evidence that it was tampered with.]]

!!! October 7th, 2012
* During the discussion of the witch's promotion, [[http://www.cracked.com/photoplasty_454_21-recruitment-posters-henchmen-movie-villains_p21/#6 this image]] popped up on {{Cracked}}. Just a coincidence, but the tropers got amused.
* '''[[color:purple:Tom's website [[http://thewhitevoid.com]] is officially unrelated to the ARG ([[ThingsManWasNotMeantToKnow and don't ask how I found that out]]).]]'''
* '''Mr. Administrator has approved interacting with the fictites beyond the scope of "mission". By now, he has some theories on sending the characters back, and is now verifying them.'''
* [[color:green:Don Quixote has been released from something called a 'Drunk Tank' after heroically attempting to save two citizens from the Hammering Man.]]
* [[color:green:Sherlock Holmes has apparently found the culprit behind his economic fraud case. He believes that the banker's name was put onto the document with the use of "find and replace" function, which could be done under a minute by somebody who used the computer when the owner wasn't looking. [[http://londontales.ezblog.co/?p=97#comment-82]]]]
* [[color:green:A new post from Poirot [[http://belgianamongtheenglish.wordpress.com/2012/10/07/105/]]:]]
** [[color:green:He went to the Ermitage school, where he found Paul du Bois, the illegitimate child of Valerie and Comte Pierre de Cavaignac, who was supported by his parents in secret.]]
** [[color:green:Pierre visited him recently and told him the truth, and also mentioned something about righting old wrongs to him. That may be related to the announcement he was about to make at the party.]]
** [[color:green:Today, Valerie was reported missing. She didn't pack her belongings and didn't warn any of her relatives.]]
** [[color:green:At her house, a fax was found that stated her removal from Pierre's will.]]
** [[color:green:Poirot finally agreed to meet with Holmes, on his conditions.]]
* @/{{Accela}} has gone to the Neptune Statue and has taken pictures [[http://forum.watchthefootage.com/viewtopic.php?p=3813#p3813]].
** The search was fruitless, and '''Mr. A has agreed to "send a henchman" there'''. [[labelnote:meta]][[https://twitter.com/TheRealLJS/statuses/255898301277302785 This is the tweet of a person who has found the puzzle piece first]][[/labelnote]]
* The psychiatrist has left her notebook at the North End restaurant [[https://twitter.com/mindsNmatters/status/255010386200367104]]. Having tweeted about it the second time, she attracted the tropers' attention.
** [[@/{{Sicon112}} Sicon]] has deduced [[http://boston.menupages.com/restaurants/la-summa/menu the restaurant]] by the dish she was eating. It is located on Fleet Street, which is also hinting at Sweeney Todd.
* [[color:red:Joe has posted a brief update [[http://watchthefootage.com/?p=113]]. He is still on the run, and is still receiving the letters. He is about to post a new video.]]

!!! October 8th, 2012
* [[color:green:Don Quixote is going to spend the day reading Holmes and Poirot books.]]
* [[color:green:Poirot has solved his murder case [[http://belgianamongtheenglish.wordpress.com/2012/10/08/cavaignac-case-solved/]]: The wife is the instigator, and Valerie is a murderer. See the post for details.]]
* [[color:green:Holmes has solved his fraud case as well [[http://londontales.ezblog.co/?p=99]], reinstating Maureen on her job. His next task is contacting Poirot.]]
* 2 new posts from the therapist (which were initially posted in reverse order):
** [[color:green:The therapist has received a voice mail from her patient, where he confesses to violent crimes. He sent a follow-up message later, claiming that he was drunk. The therapist intends to contact the police for BB's evaluation.]]
** [[color:green:Meanwhile, she called BB's place, and his mentor claimed BB to be a model citizen. The therapist has contacted a detective from Europe to investigate the patient's personality and past.]] ''This post was eventually deleted, and restored about 10 hours later.''
* The Tropers prepare to begin the [[http://forum.watchthefootage.com/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=123 Play-By-Post RPG]] they cooked up in Off Topic using their forum avatars as their characters.
* '''Mr. Administrator has confirmed that the therapist's notebook needs to be retrieved, and that there may be a party working against us.'''
* The Cat's riddle has finally borne fruit! Troper Thewhiteknight went to the statue in Virginia Beach and found '''[[color:green:a message in a bottle, [[http://forum.watchthefootage.com/download/file.php?id=24]] leading to [[TreasureIsland Long John Silver's]] twitter [[https://twitter.com/TheREALLJS]]''']].
** [[color:green:He's upset we didn't help him sooner. His ship was sinking, and he had to ''ROW all the way from Australia to Japan'', where he is currently located.]]

!!! October 9th, 2012
* [[color:green:The detectives has agreed on the time and place to meet: Le Jules Verne (inside the freaking [[EiffelTowerRule Eiffel Tower]], October 10th, 15:00 local time.]]
* The forum thread has reached 99 pages, and posters are getting excited to reach 100. Constructive posts resume after @/FastEddie tells posters to cut it out.
* @/{{Pixelmage}}, with some meta-thinking, '''[[color:green:uncovering 3 new blogs]]'''. Not mentioning them to the fellow tropers, he contacted the puppetmasters.
** [[color:red:Later that evening, Joe posted an update [[http://watchthefootage.com/?p=125]],]] '''which was soon confirmed by Mr. Administrator.''' The blogs are:
*** Gulliver [[http://gulliver.ezblog.co/]]
*** [[RomeoAndJuliet Romeo]] [[http://romeo.ezblog.co/]]
*** [[RomeoAndJuliet Juliet]] [[http://juliet.ezblog.co/]]
** The blog of some actress named Tara Coulson [[http://taracoulson.ezblog.co/]] may or may not be related.
* [[color:green:Romeo and Juliet's blogs are paired.]]
** [[color:green:They both have ended up in our world, and were presumably hosted by a university (a "temple of knowledge", with one of the students' age being 21 - note that both characters are in their teens, but YoungerThanTheyLook). It seems to have a single-sex education.]]
** [[color:green:Both have embraced the local communities, who introduced them to the modern world.]]
** [[color:green:They both want to return home (at least, they did in the beginning).]]
** [[color:green:Romeo is highly prone to GotMeDoingIt, starting to speak in slang by the third post, and forwarding "funny shit I found on Reddit" to his beloved.]]
*** The tropers have given in to the temptation to CorruptTheCutie, linking them to {{Lolcats}}, TVTropes, fashion mags and whatnot.
*** More to the point, both Romeo and Juliet have emails, so Romeo was given Mr. A's address to discuss their return.
* [[color:green:Gulliver's blog is notable for being entirely written by hand. The transcript is here: [[http://forum.watchthefootage.com/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=148]]]]
** [[color:green:He was taken to a last journey as a surgeon. His ship seemed to crash something, and he blacked out with sharp pain in his head.]]
** [[color:green:Upon waking up Gulliver estimated his location as "roughly thirty-three degrees South and one-hundred degrees East". He found John, who told him he was caught up in a storm. John refused to tell anything about his origins.]]
** [[color:green:They found themselves in Australia, where John, using his wit and charm, has found a job for both of them at a pirate-themed restaurant. The restaurant's owner's name is Michael.]]
** [[color:green:Michael introduced them to some of the modern technology, including phones and the internet. While Gulliver failed to master either of them, he took an interest in blogging. John seemed to be more flexible, and he also got himself a phone somewhere.]]
** [[color:green:Some time after, out of the blue, John persuaded Gulliver to leave for Japan on a cargo ship. They sailed for some time, staying out of sight in a box, but were knocked overboard during a storm. Both of them had to paddle, presumably a lot.]]
** [[color:green:Having got to Japan, they were lead to a train station, where Gulliver (even being amazed at the changes since his last visit to Japan) suggested taking a train to Yedo, (modern day Tokyo) as that was a city he used to know. That's where they are now.]]

!!! October 10th, 2012
* [[color:green:Holmes and Poirot have met at the restaurant. [[http://londontales.ezblog.co/?p=104]] [[http://belgianamongtheenglish.wordpress.com/2012/10/10/quai-je-fait/]] It didn't go ExactlyAsPlanned - Poirot was pretty stubborn. After their meeting, though, Poirot has reconstructed Holmes' deduction regarding his ''pince-nez'', and has come to believe him.]]
** [[color:green:At that point, it was too late, as Holmes has intended to travel to New York with the help of his benefactor. Poirot, however, contacted ''his'' benefactor to go after him to reconcile.]]
** [[color:green:Their benefactors have also set up sites for their detective services. Perfect timing.]]
*** '''[[color:green:Holmes's site: [[http://holmesinvestigations.net/]], email: SH@holmesinvestigation.net]]'''
*** '''[[color:green:Poirot's site: [[http://littlegreycells.biz/]], email: HP@littlegreycells.biz]]'''
** [[color:green:Poirot has also posted a final update to Pierre's case.]]
* An update from the therapist [[http://mindsandmatters.ezblog.co/?p=91]]. '''[[color:green:The patient is all but confirmed to be Sweeny Todd.]]'''
* Theory: Some facts may be pointing to the impending HeelFaceTurn for all negative characters.
* [[color:green:A series of cryptic tweets from the cat, who was silent for a while. One of the clear hints is that we are to retrieve the therapist's notebook, before it gets into wrong hands.]]
* [[color:green:The witch has chosen her campaign managers [[http://westwitch.ezblog.co/?p=53]].]]
* [[color:green:An update from Juliet [[http://juliet.ezblog.co/?p=21]]. She grows accustomed to this world, but their relationship with Romeo is slowly falling apart.]]
* [[color:red:Ed has proclaimed that those metaguards who have ventured into the real world for the clues are now titled Meta-knights. [[http://forum.watchthefootage.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&p=6476#p4056]]]] Currently, the titles are taken by Thewhiteknight and @/{{Accela}}.
* Discussing the moral dilemma about sending Romeo and Juliet to their story, where they are [[ItWasHisSled doomed to die]], the tropers eventually expand it to all characters, initiating a [[http://forum.watchthefootage.com/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=153 discussion]] full of [[WallOfText Walls Of Text]].

!!! October 11th, 2012
* Having agreed that with LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters, the game is getting difficult to follow, the tropers start fleshing out the ARG page and its sub-pages to ease the introduction of the new players.

to:

This is a timeline of WebVideo/TheWallWillFall ARG. It follows the events leading up to and following the grave [[AC:[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUxTp_Hci0M Announcement]]]] from Mr. Administrator. They are being discussed in [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/posts.php?discussion=13479093530A31840100 this Wiki Talk thread]].

Timeline originally started by @/{{Anura}}, expanded by @/{{Dryunya}}. Continued by a lot of other {{Troper}}s, who later dubbed themselves 'Metaguards.'

'''Announcement: now that there are many sources to gather information from, it's way too easy for me to skip something. Please don't hesitate to add to the timeline - surprisingly few people actually do that.'''

Current end position: 11th October, ~5:00, [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/posts.php?discussion=13479093530A31840100&page=100#2499]].

All dates are 2012 unless otherwise stated. To keep the date and time inconsistensies to minimum, use the PST time (GMT-7), 24-hour format.

Key:
* [[color:blue:Blue: Echo Chamber]]
* '''Bold black: Mr. Administrator'''
* '''[[color:purple:Bold purple: WordOfGod]]'''
* [[color:red:Red: [=WTFAverageJoe=], or just Joe]]
* [[color:green:Green: Fictional characters (Cat, Poirot, etc.)]]
* '''[[color:green:Green bold: New character found]]'''
* [[color:darkorange:Orange: fake characters]]

!! Setting the board
* [[color:blue:May 14th, 2011: Echo Chamber begins. [[http://youtube.com/user/tvtropesorg]]]]
* [[color:blue:June 26th, 2011: Zack's first tweet.]]
* '''October 3rd, 2011: Mr. Administrator's first tweet.'''
* [[color:blue:July 12th: ''"Mind Screw"'' episode of Echo Chamber airs. [[http://youtube.com/watch?v=zA0HvOBDoEo&feature=plcp]]]]
** The code numbers of the Mr. Administrators (more easily read during the credits, where they are in order) can be translated out to read "THE WALL WILL FALL". The number to letter system is repeatedly used throughout the rest of the ARG.
* [[color:blue:July 17th: Zack's wanted poster posted on EC's Facebook.]]
* [[color:red:August 5th: [[http://youtube.com/user/WTFAverageJoe Joe]] posts ''"Cat Video on the Internet"''. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NeZk7tQdLZY]]]]
* [[color:red:September 5th: Date in Park [[http://youtube.com/watch?v=BEAvuxcAcuQ]], Chainmail Dude [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ApNfcMfR04g]] and Mermaid(?) [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OD3M8YAd-Ag]] videos posted.]]
* September 9th
** [[color:red:''"WTF: Watch The Footage - Episode 1"''. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7F2vJOI9yw]] (Don Quixote and Sparkly Figure)]]
** [[color:blue:Linked to from EC's Facebook.]]
* [[color:green:September 10th: Cheshire Cat's first tweet (not discovered yet).]]
* September 12th
** [[color:red:''"WTF: Watch The Footage - Episode 2"''. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=btZPP-oqhzE]] (The mermaid)]]
** [[color:red:High-contrast mermaid video. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ftR-Fpyji2M]]]]
** [[color:blue:Linked to from Zack's twitter.]]
* [[color:blue:September 13th: Last Zack's tweet.]]
* [[color:red:September 15th:''"WTF: Watch The Footage - Episode 3"''. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8xjIGKkKTps]] (A man in a suit)]].
* [[color:green:September 16th: Poirot's first blog post (not discovered yet). [[http://belgianamongtheenglish.wordpress.com/2012/09/16/bonjour/]]]]

!! Act 1
!!! September 17th: The game begins.
* '''The Grave Announcement appears as a banner on TV Tropes, which is linked to the video: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUxTp_Hci0M]].'''
* [[color:red:''"Quick Update"'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-z15kdjQCCs]]: Joe gets his first threatening letter.]]
* Troper activity:
** Tropers create [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/posts.php?discussion=13479093530A31840100 the thread]] to complain about the dramatic nature of the "grave" announcement. It eventually becomes the ARG thread.
** Tropers are musing on TV Tropes ARG page. Somebody was leaving hints to {{Zalgo}} there. It was later changed to "Please reveal the truth", but '''[[color:purple:it was edited out by Dana with a comment that it's unrelated to the ARG]]'''.
** Tropers gradually tune in and start playing. Meanwhile, the date changes.

!!! September 18th:
* [[color:red:''"WTF: Watch The Footage - Episode 4"''. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0s6ukFs8C7g]] (Cerberus, Plague doctors)]]
* '''[[color:purple:Dana has announced: "This ARG won't involve edits to the wiki pages past making announcements."]]'''
* Tropers are still arguing and watching videos, starting to speculate.

!!! September 19th: tropers start planting EpilepticTrees.
* Tropers begin to analyze Joe's videos:
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ApNfcMfR04g Chainmail Dude]]: a guy in a chainmail walks into an elevator, minding his own business. [[color:green:This Character turns out to be Don Quixote.]]
*** No hidden content
*** Theories:
#### Edward I
** [[http://youtube.com/watch?v=BEAvuxcAcuQ Sparkly figure]] (Date in Park): some sparkly man runs past a couple in a park.
*** No hidden content
*** Theories:
#### {{Twilight}} vampire
#### [[LegendOfZelda Link]]
#### {{Mario}} or just somebody with an invincibility powerup.
#### Somebody running away from fairies.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OD3M8YAd-Ag Mermaid]] ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ftR-Fpyji2M High-contrast version]]): a mermaid-like figure just barely captured by the video.
*** No hidden content
*** Theories:
#### A mermaid
#### A kitsune
#### A merrow
** Suited figure: a tall (still, not ''unnaturally'' tall) man in a nice suit with an umbrella.
*** Sent by Steve; no more information about the sender.
*** No hidden content
*** Theories:
#### [[TheSlenderManMythos Slender Man]]. Somewhat undermined by the figure's more natural height and the umbrella. Still, the most popular theory.
#### A vampire.
#### [[{{Watchmen}} Rorschach]]
#### Death figure from Edward Gorey's "Gashlycrumb Tinies" [[http://uncoolghoul.files.wordpress.com/2011/04/gashlycrumb_tinies.jpg]] (Suggested at 24th September)
** Cerberus: a badly distorted video with a 3-headed dog guarding a door.
*** Sent from the email "|h@t3D.oG2" (yes, it does not make sense) - may be read as "I hate dog too" / "I hate dogs".
*** This was later shown to be sent by CHESHIRE CAT, which kind of explains it not making sense.
** Plague doctors: two people drive around the neighbourhood and notice the two (?) plague doctors. One of them tips a hat to them.
*** Joe has mentioned "Thanks to Zack for the other video", probably meaning that one.
*** Somebody has found suspicious that the girl mentions "all the flowers out here", as no flowers are seen in the video.
*** No hidden content.
*** Theories:
#### Together with the Slender Man, somebody has noticed connections to [[TheFearMythos the Fear Mythos]].

!!! September 20th
* [[color:darkorange:[[https://twitter.com/RealityEnds rEALITY eNDS]] is found watching Mr. A's account (I think). Everyone is busy with the videos, and pays no attention so far.]]
* Tropers are analyzing the Cerberus video further.
** After frame-by-frame analysis, 3 sets of hidden letters were found: [[http://i45.tinypic.com/11ugp3r.png]]. The phrase was read as "@A clever yam and cooked bat".
** [[color:green:Cheshire Cat has reacted to the phrase, and linked to the thread in his twitter]].
** After a pause, a suggestion was made to separate the letters by font. It resulted in "@Averymadcat" and "[=CleanoOkedB=]". '''[[color:green:The first one turned out to be [[https://twitter.com/AVeryMadCat Cheshire Cat's twitter account]]. Cheshire Cat is found.]]'''
* [[color:green:When asked about "[=CleanoOkedB=]", the cat dismissed it as leftover nonsense.]]
* [[color:green:When asked about the Plague Doctors, the cat tweets a piece of Doctor Foster rhyme.]]
* The tropers are not sure what to do with the cat and start analyzing the Joe's cat video.
** @/{{Dryunya}} is messing around with the audio. Separating the audio channels, he finds what he thinks is screaming "Help", and freaks out. Still, the neither the audio, nor the video did not contain any clues.
** The screaming is dismissed by tropers as "meow". After a while, the video is forgotten.
* [[color:darkorange:Meanwhile, rEALITY is brought up once again, and starts to interact with the tropers]].
** Somebody has noticed similarities between rEALITY and Joe. It was supposed that rEALITY is Joe's SuperpoweredEvilSide, which has appeared after ''Joe'' cracked the 4th wall.
** [[color:darkorange:At one point, he speaks with the cat, appending a #wOOF hashtag. Before that, he was showing interest in finding the cat. The tropers have began hatching a theory that he might be Cerberus from the video, and it just went downhill from there]].
** [[color:green:Cheshire Cat has noticed that the tropers are taking too much interest in rEALITY, and dropped a vague hint that he is an imposter. The tropers didn't get the hint, but distracted and went reviewing older videos.]]
* Chainmail Dude = EdwardTheFirst hypothesis is proposed.

!!! September 21st
* '''Mr. Administrator acknowledges the discovery of the Cheshire Cat, and points out that there are no persons of interest at that time (another attempt to get the game back on track).'''
* [[color:darkorange:[=@DewdropsDoSeek=] attracts attention as another follower of the characters. Gets dismissed pretty quickly, as she was following an account obtained by blatant WMG. Still, sticks around.]]
* '''Mr. Administrator tweets that the destruction of the fourth wall may have grave consequences for both worlds. Or it may not.'''
* [[color:green:Chit-chat with the cat]].
* '''Mr. Administrator dismissed the cat video as "Just a video about his cat, with terrible music".'''
* '''Mr. Administrator tweets that we have proved our usefullness, and that the next assignment is coming.'''
* It is noted that Mr. Administrator sidesteps the questions about the reasons and location of the wall's decay.
* [[color:red:Joe responds to the flood of emails & comments. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OrD-tF8JblM]]]] (I have intermittent Youtube access, please correct and update if anything is wrong):
** [[color:red:Shocked at the new wave of subscribers.]]
** [[color:red:Refuses to forward the email from the cat as asked, citing privacy, but promises to make everything public domain from now on.]]
** [[color:red:Apparently has seen the Mr. A's announcement and the thread. Denies to be a part of ARG - "why would anyone make an ARG about me?"]]
* '''Mr. Administrator has requested ''physical'' tropers' addresses, so send "physical spam" (sic!).'''
* '''Updating on the addresses, Mr. Admisistrator said that giving the them was not neccessary, and the physical materials are "merely supplemental". The confusion was written on instantiation 06-15-15-12 ("FOOL"), which was promptly [[http://t.co/6zSdt5o5 taken care of]].'''
* '''Mr. Administrator replied to the word "[[InherentlyFunnyWords Gurt]]" with ''mad laughter'''''.
* [[color:darkorange:[=@Gate2Wonderland=] was noted for following the characters]]. Not acting for now.
* [[color:red:''"WTF: Watch The Footage - Episode 5"''. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9XZ6lOIeJw]] (Joe receives another warning letter, Cinderella breaks into reality)]]
** The last line of letter explicitly said "Desine iam nec mori". First assumed to be Japanese, it's Latin for "Stop now or you shall die".
** The Cinderella video was noted for having no sound, but no hidden content was found.
* [[color:darkorange:rEALITY was suspected to be the sender of the death threat.]]
* [[color:darkorange:After an extended cryptic twitter conversation, rEALITY has sent a [[http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w406/rEALITYeNDS/tWELFTHlABOR_zps84779635.jpg jigsaw puzzle]]. The name (Twelfth Labor) has been attributed to Hercules myths (note that the twelfth labour of Hercules was the capturing of Cerberus).]]
** Everyone is busy reconstructing the image.
** [[color:darkorange:The [[http://i48.tinypic.com/1zcpa1x.png assembled image]] shows Cerberus with text "We are all slaves to these laws. rEALITY has cemented himself as Cerberus by now.]]
* [[color:darkorange:Alice was put into the equation, as she was thought to be the guardian of the 4th wall gate. The tropers are trying to understand the big picture. Lots of EpilepticTrees.]]
* [[color:darkorange:[=@OneirosObserver=] has entered the picture, being the one-man OmniscientCouncilOfVagueness. Minds are starting to crack.]]
* '''[[color:purple:Dana is forced to announce that the characters not acknowledged by Mr. Administrator within 24 hours of their discovery are not related to the ARG.]]''' This leaves Cheshire Cat as the only fictional character found so far.
** [[color:darkorange:Soon after, rEALITY has confessed to being another player.]]
* The tropers are ashamed and are busy sorting the information.
* The tropers start analyzing the Cinderella video, for no avail.

!!! September 22nd
* [[color:red:Joe has agreed to scan the letters. He couldn't give Sarah's contacts, but she mentioned that Cinderella incident happened somewhere in New York.]]
* [[color:green:The cat is starting to play riddles.]]
## "A little bit of this, a little more of that, I'm at the start of all, and in the middle of a cat". Answer: "A".
## "One day I may find myself waffling about, but I know that if I do, I'll find myself quite stout". Answer: "Belgian". (That was a hard one) The cat has left, and the tropers are starting to put the phrase together and look for Belgian fictional characters. A Thread Hopper has mentioned HerculePoirot for the first time.
## "A new type of riddle. My goodness, are you impressed? Oh, what a flexible form. Never boring. Guess, guess!" Answer: "Among" (assembled from the capital letters).
## "What do absinthe, theology, and aesthetics have in common?" Answer: "The". Duh.
** At that point, "A Belgian among the..." was googled, and '''[[color:green:blog titled "[[http://belgianamongtheenglish.wordpress.com/ A Belgian among the English]]" was found and examined]]'''. The username "saintofdeduction", as well as other facts (heritage, moustache, deduction, etc) suggested HerculePoirot again.
*** '''Mr. Administrator acknowledges the discovery of the blog.'''[[labelnote:metagaming]]we totes broke sequence on that one! ^__^[[/labelnote]]
*** '''[[color:green:A stray placeholder post (that was soon deleted) has explicitly pointed to Poirot as the owner. HerculePoirot is found.]]'''
*** A similarity was noted between cat's twitter ("I am a cat with too much time on my paws") and Poirot's blog ("I am just a short little man with too much time on his hands").
*** The blog states that Claire Widdecombe provides the house to Poirot. She is assumed to be a real person, but nothing particular was found.
* [[color:green:Cheshire Cat suggests trying to guess his ''riddle'', now that the answer was found. No results (and probably no point).]]
* Out of the blue, a suggestion is made to create new fictional characters to guard the wall. '''Mr. Administrator accepts the idea. The stories are to be mailed to him ([=OneAboveTheWall@gmail.com=]).'''
** ''Busy, multiple-page-spanning discussion on the subject.''
** The name "metaguards" becomes generally accepted for the 4th wall guardians.
** '''Mr. Administrator asked not to write about the cracks in the wall, because that may produce more cracks.'''
* A person at Unfiction '''receives a message from Mr Administrator saying the spam package will contain three items of importance. [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/posts.php?discussion=13479093530A31840100&page=56#1379]]'''

!!! September 23rd:
* [[color:red:''"puppets.mp4"'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ptmi9HQCsEo]] is published on Joe's account.]] Joe's whereabouts are unknown. Tropers are attempting to contact him and his friend, who turned up in comments to ''"WTF: Watch The Footage - Episode 4"''.
* Somewhere about that time, the scanned (photographed) letters [[http://i48.tinypic.com/ivfslz.jpg were]] [[http://i49.tinypic.com/dd0zzr.jpg found]] (but were uploaded before the puppets). The only thing definite so far is that the handwriting is different in both of them. The first one also appears to be written in YeOldeButcheredeEnglishe style.
* Analyzing the puppets video:
** Video is pretty usual by itself, but the left puppet's eye ''is moving''.
** The audio is a series of beeps and clicks, and was first associated with Morse Code. And extended analysis proved inconclusive, and was eventually stopped. The alledged message in audio is still not found.
** The background noise in "puppets.mp4" is speculated to be SSTV. This is [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/posts.php?discussion=13479093530A31840100&page=51#1262 probably a dead end]].
** The puppets in ''"puppets.mp4"'' are discovered to be versions of [[http://i.lidovky.cz/10/034/lngal/TAI321da1_hurvajs.jpg Spejbl and Hurvinek]], a famous Czech comedy duo.
* The puppet video was tweeted by [=@TVTropesNews=] and Tom (note that Tom is not in character).
* [[color:green:@/{{Victin}} has played a game of riddles with the cat: if the cat can't solve the riddle in time, he disclosed his location. The cat agrees.]]
** The riddle is as follows: "*drinks tea* A tricky cat, you are. What could I give you? In the end, literally, geez. what am I doing? emiTelddiR#"
** [[color:green:The cat loses, and, being true to the deal, tweets that [[MathematiciansAnswer he is on Earth]].]]
* [[color:green:Poirot posts in his]] [[http://belgianamongtheenglish.wordpress.com/2012/09/23/a-death-in-the-widdecombe/ blog]] [[color:green:about his landlord's cat dying.]] It is speculated that this is somehow related to the Cheshire Cat, but he was confirmed to be tweeting after the post went up.
* [[color:red:Joe posts WTF]] [[http://youtu.be/4p3H006f544 episode 6]].
** Joe looks worried, talks in half-whisper close to the camera, wears no glasses. The video contains several cut-outs right in Joe's speech.
** [[color:red:He is freaked out by the letters he's been getting. He refuses to open the new ones, though, because "whatever is happening with these characters is cool and scary, and these letters are boring and stupid."]]
** [[color:red:He confirms that ''"puppets.mp4"'' is his: it was taken at a trip to an antique shop in Prague and says that the video was actually the reason he started the web series.]]
** At 2:10, a sound can be heard, that some tropers have interpreted as Joe's cat meowing. [[color:green:Cheshire Cat reacts to it with "Methinks I heard another cat..."]]
* '''Mr. Administrator imposes a time limit on writing the metaguards, as the cracks in the wall are widening.'''
* Tropers are back to work on the guardians.
* Due to a typo (Limited -> Limeted), the concept of Lime Man is born. He quickly becomes the ARG's MemeticBadass. ("Protecting the Fourth Wall one fictional character at a time with an array of citrus-based weaponry")
* It is noted that Zack hasn't been tweeting since September 13th.
* @/{{twelfth}} works out the man in ''"WTF: Watch The Footage - Episode 3"'' is from ''GashlycrumbTinies''. [[http://uncoolghoul.files.wordpress.com/2011/04/gashlycrumb_tinies.jpg]]

!!!September 24
* First metaguards are being submitted.
* [[color:green:Poirot posts that he has found a mouse, that presumably died around the same time as the cat. Both the cat and the mouse have no external wounds, the cause of death remains unknown.]]
* [[color:green:The cat asks a riddle: "Six in seven you can feed me, Just raise my arm so they can see, Until empty my belly be. What am I?". Answer: "Mailbox".]]
* [[color:blue:The folks at Unfiction receive the first of the spam packages. [[http://forums.unfiction.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=966317#966317]]]]
** [[color:blue:The sender of the package is [[Characters/EchoChamber Mark Wallnau]], Zack's dad.]]
** The package contains:
*** [[color:blue:A letter from Mark [[http://www.argn.com/images/echochamber_letter.jpg]]. In his letter, Mark says that he is sending the packages as per the instructions of his ''ex''-employer (Mr. A). He specifically mentions to ''trust Mr. Administrator at his own risk'', as he is a ManipulativeBastard.]] That bit is written by hand, as Mark says Mr. Administrator would know if he typed it.
*** A CD with the following contents:
#### [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hy-0Gn-j-rA a message from Mr. Administrator]] (that seems to be identical to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUxTp_Hci0M the grave announcement]]). [[color:blue:Mark wrote in his letter that Mr. Administrator may have included cryptic messages in it.]]
#### Series of images (see the analysis below).
*** A comic book with the same images.

!!!September 25
* Analyzing the images (see the TheWall/{{Shards}} page)
* The phrases "in the neverending void" and "a bright white light" were assembled from sets of numbers in the image file names, supporting the theory that they are to form a sentence. Together they encompass all image names yet received.
* '''Mr. Administrator tweets that the early packages are "for recruitment purposes". Those already involved are going to get additional materials.'''
* '''Mr. Administrator notices Mark's hand-written note in his letter, and is not amused.'''
* [[color:green:Cheshire Cat tweets "Oh deary me, I'm in pieces. #whoshatteredthelookingglass".]] This probably confirms that the orange cat in the comic is him.
* [[color:green:The cat answers to a music video sent to him with a link to the [[http://t.co/idJiGIy8 Frontier Psychiatrist music video]]. This has turned out to be {{Foreshadowing}} (see below).]]
* Gurt the Lime-man is submitted as the guardian. AndThereWasMuchRejoicing.
* [[color:red:Joe posts ''"WTF: Watch The Footage - Episode 7"'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SSYyWzTn7EU&feature=g-all-u]].]]
** The video only contains information about more threat letters. Joe is frustrated, but is not going to stop. (Again, Joe is not wearing glasses.) The letters are:
*** "Back off".
*** "Leave us alone".
*** "You are on thin ice".
*** "You press your luck". This letter gets some screen time - the paper seems to be of low quality.
*** [[HarryPotter "Welcome to Hogwarts"]]. There is more to the letter (the other side also contains text), but Joe doesn't read it.
* [[color:green:Cheshire Cat said that he sent the Hogwarts letter as a joke. He also mentions some "mean, mean people" that write to Joe again.]]
* Theory: the characters from the other side of the wall are running from something (possibly dangerous to the fictional world itself). The letters are from those who don't want to be returned.
* [[color:green:2 new posts from Poirot.]]
** [[color:green:The cat's and mouse's death was a gas leak from a pipe leading to a stove in an abandoned part of the building. It turned out that Arthur Lincoln (real name Jack Mason), a staff member, was making crack in the house's basement in industrial quantities. He was arrested soon after being exposed.]]
** [[color:green:Some politics: Poirot is compelled to reply on a political paper by Pieter Verhaeren.]] (Add if you find anything relevant)
* '''Metaguard submission is closed.'''
* '''"16-5-18-22''' (PERV) '''INSISTS THAT A SWIMSUIT COMPETITION SHOULD BE A PART OF THE INTERVIEW PROCESS. MOTION DENIED."'''
* Forum members have agreed to make the full title of the game "The Wall Will Fall", after the original Easter Egg.
* JustForFun, the tropers are transforming into their metaguard-selves.

!!! September 26
* @/{{Feetontheceiling}} [[http://consideringbeats.tumblr.com/post/32339259719/contents-of-the-envelope-i-got-from-mark-wallnau]] and his/her (edit) friend [[http://sassynanners.tumblr.com/post/32342642713/well-i-feel-slightly-cheated-it-just-looks-like]] both receive a package with the following contents:
** The envelope with a faint image of Mr. Administrator on it. Feetontheceiling's had a hand-written "225" on it: [[http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mayzeidsDV1r146qvo3_1280.png]] (It seems to be a postal marking, as other envelopes have nothing of the kind)
** Everything from the first package - the shards and their image names are ''identical to the unfiction package''. Mark's letter is a little different, but the gist remains unchanged. The handwritten note is there, too.
** A piece of paper containing a URL fragment. These are different in both letters. See the TheWall/{{Shards}} page for all fragments found to date.
* More packages start to arrive. The tropers are assembling the URL.
* [[color:blue:Zack retweets a post linked to]] '''[[color:purple:an interview of the Echo Chamber team[[http://blip.tv/MediaMeltdown/media-meltdown-interviews-echo-chamber-s2-6371516]].]]''' It's mostly about seasons 1 & 2, and no definite information about the ARG.
* [[color:green:Hercule Poirot has posted about him becoming a private detective after his success with the cat's "case" [[http://belgianamongtheenglish.wordpress.com/2012/09/26/a-private-detective-now/]].]] The tropers have already requested him to investigate Cheshire Cat and Joe's videos.

!!! September 27
* ''TheWall/{{Shards}} page is created'', containing the comic and URL fragments.
* Theory: the the comicbook image file names are supposed to be read as "Bright white light in the neverending void", thus making the package self-sufficient. Therefore, there aren't going to be any new comicbook shards (so far, all the tropers were receiving duplicate ones).
* ''WebVideo/TheWallWillFall'' ARG page is up as a placeholder.
* More packages are arriving.
* Not expecting to receive any more comic book shards (they were identical so far), the tropers are starting to assemble the ones they have, besides the URL pieces.
* '''Mr. Administrators is requesting ''some'' tropers' confirmation to release their metaguard fiction under [[http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Creative Commons not-for-profit license]].''' No word on the chosen ones so far.
* [[color:green:Poirot responds to the Cat and Joe investigation requests in a dismissive way.]]
* [[color:green:New blog post from Poirot [[http://belgianamongtheenglish.wordpress.com/2012/09/27/lecture-tomorrow/]]. He is going to attend Pieter Verhaeren's (the man who he was so angry at in his last post) lecture at King’s College London to give him "a piece of his mind".]] Google returns nothing discernible on Pieter Verhaeren's name.

!!! September 28
* Adell farts around with pieces of a URL for 5 hours.
* The comicbook shards have been assembled in every conceivable way. It is confirmed that when assembled as-is, the comic says "User: WTF Average Joe".
** Speculations about whether or not Joe is related to the cracks in the wall.
* The tropers get more suspicious about Mr. A, and start wondering if the metaguards are subject to misuse.
* [[color:green:Poirot [[http://belgianamongtheenglish.wordpress.com/2012/09/28/80/ blogs about]] his new case: a missing person named Leslie Okogwu.]]
* Some progress is made in assembling the URL: [[http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb154/Jeodarkviper/Urlrebuild4-1.jpg]]. First attempts to guess the address are made, unsuccessfull so far.
* '''The guardians have been chosen [[https://docs.google.com/folder/d/0B_g7nz_pWeK9dDJ0aUxMU2pQZzQ/edit]], and their leader is none other than [[https://twitter.com/GurtTheLimeMan Gurt the Lime Man]] (backed by instantiation 05-07-07-19 (EGGS)).'''
* [[color:red:Joe posts [[http://youtu.be/vWntiyWooMI an announcement]]:]]
** [[color:red:He has received the same comic book as everyone, and is angry for "directing everyone right at him". (?)]]
** [[color:red:That, along with 97 threatening letters, has scared him into getting the hell out of dodge.]]
** [[color:red:In the meantime, he has set up [[http://forum.watchthefootage.com/index.php a new forum]] for news, speculation, and general weirdness.]]
** [[color:red:Joe is not going to stop, as seeing his life threatened made him realize that what he's doing really is important.]]
* There is some confusion about whether or not to abandon the thread for the newly-opened forum.
* The tropers note that Mr. Administrator is becoming increasingly quirky.
* '''[[color:purple:Dana tweets "And so it begins"]]''', and [[color:green:Cheshire Cat tweets that "The curtain falls on Act One"]] soon after.

!! Act 2
!!! September 28th,2012
* @/YankeeWhite has assembled the URL: [[http://forum.watchthefootage.com/viewtopic.php?p=92#p92]]. It points to a new blog [[http://mindsandmatters.ezblog.co/]], that was started on 25th of September (note that first packages were sent on 24th).
** '''[[color:green:The blog belongs to [[https://twitter.com/mindsNmatters a psychiatrist]] from Boston. It is dedicated to the applications of social media in psychiatry.]]'''
** [[color:green:The second post mentions an "interesting patient". More information to come.]]

!!! September 29th,2012
* [[color:green:New post from the psychiatrist. [[http://mindsandmatters.ezblog.co/?p=45]]]]
** First details about her patient: an unidentified middle-aged man who appeared out of nowhere.
*** '''After his update (below), Mr. Administrator''' '''[[color:green:has pointed to]] ''[[color:green:the patient]]'' [[color:green:, not to the psychiatrist, as the person of interest.]]'''
** The psychiatrist intends to use crowdsourcing in some way.
** More details are promised around October 1.
* [[color:orange:[[TheSlenderManMythos Slender Man]] [[http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoJcN0hGXnfYVaNUFPRFUcQ/feed?filter=2]] was seen stalking Joe's Youtube account. The character seems fake, but was registered shortly before the ARG. Debunked by Mr. A.]]
* '''An update from Mr. Administrator on Youtube: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W18nixzyy9I]]''' (which is probably the first time he was so direct)
** '''He ''can't answer'' (ExactWords) why the characters appear in reality, and whether they do by accident or by their own will.'''
** '''The characters are violating the stability of the metaverse, and must be sent back.'''
** '''The means of sending the characters back are yet unknown, and require research.'''
** '''"(Grins) Oh, and one more thing. Many of you are wondering who we are. Nice try..."'''
* [[color:green:A new post from Poirot [[http://belgianamongtheenglish.wordpress.com/2012/09/29/an-olive-branch-foresaken/]]. He has agreed to meet Pieter Verhaeren to discuss his political views, but Pieter didn't come to the appointment, which has only angered Poirot further. He also found out how to find Leslie Okogwu, who was a lowly drug dealer.]]
* [[color:green:The cat has posted a riddle (?): "Kits, cats, sacks, and wives...with this number of characters, who survives?"]] Discussion is ongoing.
** [[color:green:The cat has (probably) denied this being an actual riddle, because it doesn't have his trademark #riddletime hashtag.]]
* '''Mr. Administrator tweeted to the cat that his motivation is to get the characters back behind the wall, not to hurt them.'''
* Ongoing discussion on whether or not to leave the old thread for the new forum.
* Mr. Administrator has received a new FanNickname "[[TheCakeIsALie Cake]]", as his previous nicknames were proved untrue (He is not the Administrator of everything, and not the Unsmiler, as he did smile).
* Theory: Mr. Administrator is the wall himself, or he is [[{{Synchronization}} synchronized with the wall]].
* [[color:red:Joe has responded on the forum about his own URL piece. He thinks there is nothing more to do with it, now that the URL is assembled, which is considered WordOfGod on the subject.]]
* Forum discussion about the theoretical monster on the other side of the wall, who may be scaring the characters away. [[color:green:The cat was asked about the sightings, to which he responded, as always, in an elusive manner [[https://twitter.com/AVeryMadCat/status/252207661062451203]].]]
** One of the theories is that the cat meant Mr. A in his post.
* Not trusting Mr. Administrator, the tropers came up with the idea to use Gurt as a fictional world informer, which is somewhat undermined by the fact that it is one of Mr. A's instantiations who tweets on his behalf. Sicon112's plan involved constructing all possible Mr. A's answers, and using that to determine whether or not he would try to lie.
* [[color:red:Edward's opinion on the ARG theory: both he and Joe think it's a crazy theory, but the site was dedicated to this kind of stuff, so they let it slide.]]

!!! September 30th,2012
* [[color:red:An update from Joe: [[http://youtu.be/syl9wFhA2Rc]]. No new information. Joe is OK and haven't received any letters so far.]]
* [[color:red:Joe has opened a site [[http://watchthefootage.com/]], which is pretty much his blog and a collection of useful links.]]
* [[http://forum.watchthefootage.com/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=29 Forum discussion]] about the masked man on the comic book shard (who may or may not be Poirot).
* Theory: Joe has a friend named Edward, who is the tech-savvy guy in charge of the site. Like [[@/FastEddie this one]].
* [[color:green:Lime Man responded: there is some secrecy involved on the other side, but we may be in for some "juicy developments" soon. On a side note, he is [[WeaksauceWeakness afraid of watermelons]] ("they're GIGANTIC").]]
** @/{{Sicon112}} [[http://forum.watchthefootage.com/viewtopic.php?p=418#p418 analyzed the tweets]] and suggested that Gurt is hinting that we are not supposed to reach that plot point yet, ARG-wise.
* WMG on the forums.
* Some unsuccessful attempts are made to decipher the text at the second-to-last comic shard.
* The WMG about the interactions between the worlds have been turned into a thread for building the metaverse model [[http://forum.watchthefootage.com/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=35]].
* [[color:red:Joe posts]] [[http://watchthefootage.com/?p=41 a letter he received]] [[color:red:that appears to be written in the language of the Dancing Men from Sherlock Holmes.]]
** Using a [[http://www.sherlockholmeswiki.com/page/Dancing+Men+Alphabet guide]], the letter was deciphered ([[http://forum.watchthefootage.com/viewtopic.php?p=628#p628 transcript]]), mostly resulting in complete gibberish save for the final line of the letter: "yoU arE ouR onlY hopE joE." With Joe underlined. WMG follows on whether one of the fictional characters is actively supporting Joe now.
** [[color:green:Poirot, when asked, gave a possible hint: "I do, however, recall one thing I found interesting about it. The flags were often thought to mean one thing, when they meant another."]]
* Players ask for a Gurt the Lime Man emote on the forum to honor and respect him. Ask and you shall [[http://forum.watchthefootage.com/viewtopic.php?f=8&p=557#p557 receive.]]

!!! October 1st,2012
* [[color:green:An update from Poirot: [[http://belgianamongtheenglish.wordpress.com/2012/10/01/87/]]. Having run away from Poirot, Les Okogwu was killed, presumably by a man named Hefner (Professor Moore's acquaintance), who threatened him before. Poirot is gathering evidence to confirm Hefner's involvement.]]
** The man known as Hefner is described as "a tallish snappily dressed man" who "carried around an instrument of blunt force in the form of a decorative cane". Suspicion arises as to whether he is the man pictured before the glowing cube on the front of the comic book.
* [[color:green:Update from the psychiatrist: [[http://mindsandmatters.ezblog.co/?p=67 Subject A, Session 1]].]]
** [[color:green:The patient was living with the protesters he happened to meet, and they brought him to "help him adjust".]]
** [[color:green:He had a foreign accent.]]
** [[color:green:He ignored any questions about his family, his birth, and his home.]]
** [[color:green:The patient answered questions about his personal beliefs evasively with responses like “I believe in justice” and “people deserve what they get.”]]
** [[color:green:He eventually acknowledged that he had been wronged once, by someone important (in charge), "a long time ago". It seemed to bring up some of his painful memories.]]
* Successes in cracking the dancing men message:
** When encoded by a Vigener cipher with "Joe" as a key, the first part of the message reads: "I havE encodeV thiS letteR foR feaR oF reprisaL buT I..."
** Final result: "I havE encodeV thiS letteR foR feaR oF reprisaL buT I feeL thE neeD tO warN yoU. thiS individuaL maY provE himselF dangerouS. pleasE staY alerT: [[http://londontales.ezblog.co/ londontaleS. ezbloG. cO]]."
*** Metaguards believe that the letter was sent by Arthur Moore, for what purpose we are not sure.
* '''[[color:green:The link above lead to a blog related to Hefner (see Poirot's post above). Hefner Has been found.]] Soon acknowledged by Mr. A.'''
** [[color:green: The first several posts are made by user ''raikespeare'' (he was initially posting at Poirot's blog on his behalf), or James Patisson Raikes, nephew of Claire Widdicombe. He stumbled upon Hugh Hefner, who was a FishOutOfTemporalWater, but was an otherwise clever man, and decided to get him more familiar with the modern world.]]
** [[color:green:When they first met, Hefner was disoriented, and when realized he was in London, he said that he "has to get back home". Hugh Hefner was a nickname Raikes came up with on the spot.]]
** [[color:green:A day after, Hefner found Raikes, using his supreme deduction, to return his wallet. Raikes has allowed him to stay at his place for a while. When asked for his name, he ran with Hugh Hefner. Raikes didn't mind.]]
** [[color:green:An update from Raikes has revealed that he didn't post on Poirot's behalf - he left logged on to Wordpress at his computer at Widdicombe residence, and Poirot happened to use his account. He eventually helped him to set up his own.]]
** [[color:green:Finally, James handed the blog over to Hefner (username ''hdetectiveservice''), who said he could use it to pay James back.]]
** [[color:green: Hefner has started a detective agency [[http://londontales.ezblog.co/?p=35]]. He got a response in the comments a day later. The man (''jmartysknight2e4'') linked his instructions in a pastebin link (the paste is now deleted). He also pointed him to Les Okogwu for "everything he needs". (This turned out to be an "Opium den" two posts later)]]
** [[color:green: Hefner's first client [[http://londontales.ezblog.co/?p=34]] is a girl he refers to as Sharon, who asked him to watch her boyfriend. He was promptly accused of cheating Sharon. He later had two similar cases, one of which involved a gay man (Hefner is {{Squick}}ed out).]]
** [[color:green: The next case involved the murder of Pieter Verhaeren (that zealous politician that angered Poirot so much). He was found burnt in the furnace of Hastings Hotel. A major suspect was Reynald Saint-Jerome (Poirot!), who interrupted Verhaeren during his report, and was seen in the same hotel later. Other possible evidence includes Reynald's recent appearance and a strong political motive.]]
*** [[color:green: After the interrogation of the receptionist Hefner confirmed that Reynald had enough time to commit the murder. However, the recklessness of such a crime baffles Hefner, and he decides to gather more evidence.]]
* Theory: Hugh Hefner is SherlockHolmes, Arthur Moore is Moriarty (maths connection). Moriarty sent the dancing men to play Poirot and Holmes against each other.
** Metaguards run with this theory, and try to convince both Poirot and Hefner that Arthur Moore is setting them both up for murders. Both seem responsive to wanting to hear our thoughts, but whether they'll believe us or not has yet to be seen.
** [[color:green: Hefner has made a hurried post before tropers could get through his suspicions: "Oh God no; I have little time! My roommate James has informed that authorities are looking for me. I cannot stop; I must fly! Forgive my rudeness!" Only time will tell if Moore's plans have succeeded or not.]]
** [[color:green: After being informed of the police coming his way and demanding to know the contents of the encrypted letter, Poirot has also gone on the run. Things are looking bleak for both detectives.]]
*** One of the meta-theories is that it was going to happen anyway, and the tropers' overly dedicated involvement has only sped up the events.
** @/{{Sicon112}} realizes that the username of the person who referred "Hefner" to Les is jmartysknight2e4, which he theorizes stands for [[MagnificentBastard James Moriarty's]] [[ChessMotifs Knight to E4]]. [[OhCrap He panics.]]
*** After discussing this with the other Metaguards, @/{{Adell}} attempts to challenge Moore to a game of chess through the jmarty commenter.
* [[color:green:Another cryptic update [[https://twitter.com/AVeryMadCat/status/252918008643723265]] by Cheshire Cat.]] Speculations:
** [[color:red:Related to Edward's post about hiring moderators for the forum.]]
** The game needs more players.
** The game needs {{Puppetmaster}}s to manage the load.
* '''[[color:purple:An ARGN article about the game [[http://www.argn.com/2012/10/tv_tropes_echo_chamber_turns_self-referential_attention_to_args/]] is tweeted by Tom.]]'''
* The psychiatrist tweets about her cats [[https://twitter.com/mindsNmatters/status/252912609328787456]]. (Seriously, more cats?) The cats' names are [[ThemeNaming Carl and Jung]] - pretty fitting for a psychiatrist.

!!! October 2nd, 2012
* Metaguards continue to speculate on and worry about Poirot and Hefner. Some members offer themselves to take mod positions on Joe's forum.
* Tropers bring up the EchoChamber season 1 finale, where Zack visited the White Void. Attempts were made to incorporate Zack into the metaverse model, but '''Mr. Administrator denied inquiries as "distracting from more pressing matters" [[https://twitter.com/YouHaveFailedUs/statuses/253170728713728000]].''' In the next tweet [[https://twitter.com/YouHaveFailedUs/statuses/253172258498023424]] he said that '''Zack is not related to the crisis at hand ("The crisis he created is unrelated")'''.
** Transitively, Mr. A is assumed by some (namely, [[@/{{Dryunya}} me]] =]) to be unrelated to the wall's decay, if his update is trustworthy, as Zack's departure and Mr. A's infinite-layered retcon are related.
* The psychiatrist has admitted to looking similar to the woman on one of the [[http://i.imgur.com/4DwNo.jpg comic book shards]], that was shown to her earlier, which is more evidence that the shards mainly show persons of interest, and possibly what happened to make the wall break.
* A Lime Badge was made available on the [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/bshop.php?s=interests badge shop]] for those who feel like showing off their involvement in the ARG.
* Metaguards discuss inviting the Cheshire Cat to the WTF forums and tweet invitations to him to go to [[http://forum.watchthefootage.com/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=60 this thread]]. The Cat sounds vaguely interested, but is equally vague on whether or not he will accept.
** There is now a new forum member going by the username [=AVeryMadCat=]. This is very likely to be the Cat.
*** [[https://twitter.com/AVeryMadCat/status/253246109781204994 Confirmed]] by our feline friend himself.
* The Official [[http://forum.watchthefootage.com/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=64 Drinking Game]] is created. Several players are lost to alcohol poisoning.

!!! October 3rd, 2012
* Edward [[http://forum.watchthefootage.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=54#p1460 announces]] the new WTF Forum moderators. The players congratulate @/{{Adell}} and @/{{JackAlsworth}} on their promotion.
* [[color:red: Too busy playing the drinking game, the metaguards failed to notice this [[http://watchthefootage.com/?p=55 blog]] entry by Joe.]] [[color:green: Players immediately connect the news article to [[http://www.argn.com/images/5-14-5-22.jpg this]]comic shard. Looks like the wicked witch has entered reality.]]
* In the meantime, [[https://twitter.com/mindsNmatters/status/253315502863155201 MindsNMatters]] [[https://twitter.com/mindsNmatters/status/253316873800806401 leaves us]] [[https://twitter.com/mindsNmatters/status/253317222368436225 many]] cat posts, which the metaguards also missed. Players involved in the drinking game must take a drink for each post.
** The second cat (Carl) seemed to have opposable thumbs, which is pretty suspicious (but not completely unrealistic), and a requirement for a FunnyAnimal.
* New session from the psychiatrist [[http://mindsandmatters.ezblog.co/?p=72]]:
** [[color:green:The patient was born in London.]]
** [[color:green:His friends and family have died a long time ago, but he talks about them in an indifferent manner.]]
** [[color:green:He sounds like a WellIntentionedExtremist, with phrases like "I expected everything to be different", "People will never live the lives they are meant to unless they wake up to the world as it really is".]]
** [[color:green:He hopes his protests will "wake people up" and "make them take action".]]
** A user ''[=MikeCharlie=]'' commented on the entry: "I don't think he's an anti hero. Call me crazy, but I think he reminds me of a certain protagonist from a certain post-apicalyptic (sic!) science fiction book that I am certain was not written by Dr. Huxley. In fact, some people following this blog may have even been born on this “date.”" The username is not listed among the forum users, and the eponymous twitter account is unrelated. The tropers may have received a clue.
* @/{{Adell}} used his mod privileges to attach sticky notes in the characters' respective forum sections.
* Joe posts [[http://watchthefootage.com/?page_id=60 The Story So Far]], a record of events up until this point from his point of view.
* [[color:green:An update from Hefner [[http://londontales.ezblog.co/?p=78]].]]
** '''[[color:green:Hefner has confessed to being Sherlock Holmes, transferred into our realm by means unknown to him.]]'''
** [[color:green:He mocks BeamMeUpScotty and MemeticOutfit.]]
** [[color:green:Most importantly, he has found out Poirot's whereabouts, and intends to settle the score tonight.]]
* [[color:green:A riddle from the cat [[https://twitter.com/AVeryMadCat/status/253574054043344896]]: "When you switch container all around, how can you get a horse?"]] Answer: "Rocinante".
** Before the answer was given, '''Mr. Administrator, slightly annoyed at some players' allegations that he was not being straightforward enough, gives us another Twitter account,''' [[color:green:this one appearing to belong to]] DonQuixote [[https://twitter.com/TheTrueQuixote]].
*** [[color:green:He has been posting since September 29, using an [=iPhone=] he happened to find.]]
*** [[color:green:So far, he has some new clothes and, probably, money (a reward for stopping a robber).]]
*** [[color:green:He has lost his suit of armor, and is now looking for it.]]
*** [[color:green:Upon being shown the Chainmail Guy video, Don Quixote immediately recognized himself.]]
*** It is unknown how he managed to use his [=iPhone=] for 3 days without a charger, but he was instructed to buy one, and so he did.
*** He is unaware of his fictional nature, and thinks everyone around is speaking Spanish.
*** By the end of the day, he started accepting avatars of himself, as he was still using a default one.

!!! October 4th, 2012
* [[color:green:A new post by Poirot [[http://belgianamongtheenglish.wordpress.com/2012/10/04/to-my-fans/]]:]]
** '''[[color:green:He really is Poirot]]'''[[color:green:, and he was hiding his identity in order not to look mad.]]
** [[color:green:The apartment Holmes found was a decoy, where Poirot left a message for him.]]
** [[color:green:Holmes' raiding his apartment has undermined Poirot's trust.]]
** [[color:green:Poirot is going to leave for France, but first he is planning to send "something else" to Holmes. Things are about to get ugly.]]
* [[color:green:Quixote has found a Burger King in Seattle. They have "knighted" him on the condition that he never comes back.]]
** [[color:green:@/{{Sicon112}} has sent Quixote to a library in the hope that it will keep him out of trouble for a while...and also [[ItAmusedMe for laughs]].]]
* [[color:green:Holmes has entered Poirot's decoy apartment. [[http://londontales.ezblog.co/?p=80]]]]
* [[color:green:The cat has tweeted a link to ''ThePolice - Message In A Bottle'' music video [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MbXWrmQW-OE]], and started another #[=RiddleTime=].]]
** [[color:green:Riddle: "Her queenly sister's land above her own, she was the tenth the royal crown disowned."]]
*** [[color:green:Hint: "Do you all need a hint? There is one of fifty I can give you..."]] Answer: Virginia.
** [[color:green:Riddle: "The seeds of stones lay across me in great number. Beneath my salted heart may lie treasure, deep in slumber."]] Answer: Beach.
** [[color:green:Follow-up: "36.859672,-75.977283. Oh, sorry, I just suddenly felt like counting in the oddest way."]] The coordinates point to the Neptune statue on Virginia Beach.
** [[color:green:The cat adds more on the forum due to twitter's limitations:[[labelnote:expand]]\\"six little fishies swimming under the sea,\\ but one holds a message to a character's key.\\ Find the one who swims towards a plaque,\\ and find the name of a fictite to whome you give back"[[/labelnote]]]]
*** The riddle is thought to refer to [[http://www.flickr.com/photos/bluemiataman/3415964385/lightbox/ this statue,]] though it appears that further investigation may require actually visiting it.
* '''[[color:purple:Tom has tweeted a link to Story Forward Podcast mentioning the ARG [[http://www.storyforwardpodcast.com/2012/10/021-im-being-very-very-whats-the-word/]].]]'''
* [[color:blue:A tweet from Zack: [[https://twitter.com/DeadCatInABox/statuses/253926400791302144]].]]
* '''Mr. Administrator has proposed "Quixote-proofing" reality with warning messages. [[http://forum.watchthefootage.com/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=91]]'''
* [[color:green:Annoyed by our suspicions, Holmes makes a post about his client [[http://londontales.ezblog.co/?p=84]]:]]
** [[color:green:He is referred to as Elias Stein, he is a Dutchman, has a discernible accent.]]
** [[color:green:He met him in the Cheshire Pub (!), Stein had "dark clothing, bowler hat, tinted spectacles and a great orange beard". Wore gloves. He also noticed that the suit may have been bought a day before.]]
** [[color:green:He was frightened to see Holmes.]]
** [[color:green:He kept wiping his mouth with a napkin from Cafe Nero (which is the working place of Raikes, and it's also close to the King's College, where Poirot attended the lecture).]]
** [[color:green:Was quite suspicious.]]
** [[color:green:He was about to fly to America, and was only giving the case "avenge a friend and colleague".]]
** [[color:green:Holmes was certain that he wasn't Moriarty.]]
** The tropers have began their investigation. A connection was found between Dutch chessmaster Elias Stein, Dutch defense and "Knight to e4". The theory about Stein being Cheshire Cat is not proven so far.
* [[color:green:Don Quixote gets to the library. Along with his own books, he gets "The Complete Sherlock Holmes".]]
** [[color:green: He is also unable to see the pages of his book as anything other than blank. The librarian, however, claims to be able to read them fine.]]
* [[color:green:Gurt has apologized for having left the witch through.]]
* To solve the last cat's riddle, the tropers are looking for someone close to Virginia Beach. '''Mr. Administrator has confirmed that physical interactions may be required over the course of the ARG.''' [[color:green:So did the cat during his Q&A below.]]
* The psychiatrist has confirmed that her ''both'' cats are polydactyl, and posted some more photos (no details found in them so far).
* [[color:green:Soon after, Cheshire Cat got bored and started taking questions. Nothing direct, as expected, but these [[https://twitter.com/AVeryMadCat/status/254058868441743361]] [[https://twitter.com/AVeryMadCat/status/254063181301952512]] tweets may hint that he is telling us to concentrate on the cats.]]

!!! October 5th, 2012
* [[color:green:Don Quixote has given up on his armor. He is currently experimenting with his phone to discover its functions.]]
** [[color:green:He has found some information about its previous owner. He was fixated on some woman. Don Quixote is willing to investigate it further.]]
* New post from the therapist [[http://mindsandmatters.ezblog.co/?p=75]]:
** The patient is referred to as BB.
** [[color:green:When the therapist came across the topic of interactions with women, he grew distant and said: "they stay with you, don't they? Even when they're gone, they're still in your head. They never leave." After that, he started talking about death and how it's a relief and how everyone deserves to die.]]
** Theory: the patient is Sweeney Todd (Benjamin Barker being his real name).
* [[color:green:New post from Holmes [[http://londontales.ezblog.co/?p=87]]:]]
** [[color:green:He has set up a decoy apartment, and followed Poirot after he tried to search it.]]
** [[color:green:Poirot was going to Paris on a ship. Holmes is about to follow him by some other means.]]
* [[color:green:Poirot has arrived in Paris and is working on a new case: the murder of French aristocrat Comte Pierre de Cavaignac [[http://belgianamongtheenglish.wordpress.com/2012/10/05/mystere-a-paris/]].]] (WallOfText warning!)
** [[color:green:Poirot responds so @/{{Sicon112}}'s request for the time of death, confirming that the victim died ''during'' the party.]]
** At the same time, a new [[http://forum.watchthefootage.com/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=103 thread]] is created to begin the analysis of the evidence.
** @/{{IslaKariese}} [[http://forum.watchthefootage.com/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=103#p2719 notes]] on the thread that there is a discrepancy between the number of guests Poirot covers in the blog post and the number that he claimed were present. Poirot has yet to respond to a query on the subject. @/{{Adell}} suspects it might be the benefactor that is having Poirot investigate.

!!! October 6th, 2012
* '''[[color:purple:Tom has tweeted a link to Nick Farrell's [[http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9NL8U77KILNaxZ8QwiDjtQ?feature=watch]] "hummingbird" video.]]''' This is the same man who posted the mermaid video, and his other ones give a creepy vibe. Investigating.
** The hummingbird video has some unusual sound at the end [[http://forum.watchthefootage.com/viewtopic.php?p=3424#p3424]]. Still no direct clues, but the youtube channel got itself a few subscribers.
* [[color:green:The Don Quixote's "knighting" incident has attracted the police's attention,]] [[color:red:according to the newspaper posted at Joe's blog: [[http://watchthefootage.com/?p=105]]]]
** [[color:green:On the back of the article, two ads were found [[http://forum.watchthefootage.com/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=110]]. One is from '''The Wicked Witch of the West''', looking for a campaign manager. The other links to http://cf.ezblog.co]]
*** '''Mr. Administrator has instructed to contact the witch, but dismissed the blog: "IT PRESENTS AN INTERESTING THEORY, BUT APPEARS UNRELATED"'''
* [[color:green:Poirot has updated the comments on his last post:]]
** [[color:green:The discrepancy between the number of guests was just a typo. There were 9 guests and the wife.]]
** [[color:green:The beneficiaries of Pierre's will were mostly his wife and his business ventures. However there was "a small allocation given to Valerie de Blois which was not described well".]]
** [[color:green:Acknowledging that he is treated as a fictional figure in our world, he does not see himself as such. Judging by his comment, he was pulled into our reality right after ''DeathOnTheNile'', at which point he suffered a short-term LaserGuidedAmnesia.]]
* First applications are sent to the witch's email.
** [[color:green:Replies from the witch included a link to http://westwitch.ezblog.co]]
*** [[color:green:Judging by the blog, she has landed somewhere in the US (she happened to witness an election debate).]]
*** [[color:green:She is now campaigning for Wizard (President) - the application to which Tropers are replying is for Campaign Manager.]]
*** During the preliminaries for the position of the Witch's Campaign Manager, @/{{VicariousShaner}}, in an attempt to get the Witch's trust, [[http://westwitch.ezblog.co/?p=39#comments hints]] that he will betray the rest of the applicants as members of a group trying to bring the Witch back to Oz, and @/{{Sicon112}} posts in-character to attempt to protect himself and his chances for the post. This devolves into a giant WallOfText and a GambitPileup between the two, with Shaner revealing Sicon's post of the witches e-mail and Sicon managing to [[XanatosSpeedChess hold his own by diffusing the accusation]]. Eventually, both @/{{Adell}} and the Witch [[WhatTheHellHero ask what they are doing]] and tell them to shut up. Shaner and Sicon congratulate each other on their duel and begin to [[EpilepticTrees theorize that Adell is the Witch]].
* [[color:green:Don Quixote is, apparently, going to "slay" the Hammering Man statue.]]
* [[color:green:Sherlock has [[http://londontales.ezblog.co/?p=95 arrived in Paris]], and, upon discovering that Poirot has begun work on another case, has begun to give credence to the Troper's insistence that Poirot is a fellow detective. He is currently looking for a way to make peaceful contact with him. AndThereWasMuchRejoicing.]]
* [[color:green: Sherlock Holmes]] [[http://londontales.ezblog.co/?p=97 posted on his blog]] [[color:green:about his new case. An investment banker was accused of misusing company funds on a bad investment and then covering it up. She was fired before she could research the possibility that she was framed. Sherlock acquired a couple of pages from the report that implicates her guilt, and is now looking for evidence that it was tampered with.]]

!!! October 7th, 2012
* During the discussion of the witch's promotion, [[http://www.cracked.com/photoplasty_454_21-recruitment-posters-henchmen-movie-villains_p21/#6 this image]] popped up on {{Cracked}}. Just a coincidence, but the tropers got amused.
* '''[[color:purple:Tom's website [[http://thewhitevoid.com]] is officially unrelated to the ARG ([[ThingsManWasNotMeantToKnow and don't ask how I found that out]]).]]'''
* '''Mr. Administrator has approved interacting with the fictites beyond the scope of "mission". By now, he has some theories on sending the characters back, and is now verifying them.'''
* [[color:green:Don Quixote has been released from something called a 'Drunk Tank' after heroically attempting to save two citizens from the Hammering Man.]]
* [[color:green:Sherlock Holmes has apparently found the culprit behind his economic fraud case. He believes that the banker's name was put onto the document with the use of "find and replace" function, which could be done under a minute by somebody who used the computer when the owner wasn't looking. [[http://londontales.ezblog.co/?p=97#comment-82]]]]
* [[color:green:A new post from Poirot [[http://belgianamongtheenglish.wordpress.com/2012/10/07/105/]]:]]
** [[color:green:He went to the Ermitage school, where he found Paul du Bois, the illegitimate child of Valerie and Comte Pierre de Cavaignac, who was supported by his parents in secret.]]
** [[color:green:Pierre visited him recently and told him the truth, and also mentioned something about righting old wrongs to him. That may be related to the announcement he was about to make at the party.]]
** [[color:green:Today, Valerie was reported missing. She didn't pack her belongings and didn't warn any of her relatives.]]
** [[color:green:At her house, a fax was found that stated her removal from Pierre's will.]]
** [[color:green:Poirot finally agreed to meet with Holmes, on his conditions.]]
* @/{{Accela}} has gone to the Neptune Statue and has taken pictures [[http://forum.watchthefootage.com/viewtopic.php?p=3813#p3813]].
** The search was fruitless, and '''Mr. A has agreed to "send a henchman" there'''. [[labelnote:meta]][[https://twitter.com/TheRealLJS/statuses/255898301277302785 This is the tweet of a person who has found the puzzle piece first]][[/labelnote]]
* The psychiatrist has left her notebook at the North End restaurant [[https://twitter.com/mindsNmatters/status/255010386200367104]]. Having tweeted about it the second time, she attracted the tropers' attention.
** [[@/{{Sicon112}} Sicon]] has deduced [[http://boston.menupages.com/restaurants/la-summa/menu the restaurant]] by the dish she was eating. It is located on Fleet Street, which is also hinting at Sweeney Todd.
* [[color:red:Joe has posted a brief update [[http://watchthefootage.com/?p=113]]. He is still on the run, and is still receiving the letters. He is about to post a new video.]]

!!! October 8th, 2012
* [[color:green:Don Quixote is going to spend the day reading Holmes and Poirot books.]]
* [[color:green:Poirot has solved his murder case [[http://belgianamongtheenglish.wordpress.com/2012/10/08/cavaignac-case-solved/]]: The wife is the instigator, and Valerie is a murderer. See the post for details.]]
* [[color:green:Holmes has solved his fraud case as well [[http://londontales.ezblog.co/?p=99]], reinstating Maureen on her job. His next task is contacting Poirot.]]
* 2 new posts from the therapist (which were initially posted in reverse order):
** [[color:green:The therapist has received a voice mail from her patient, where he confesses to violent crimes. He sent a follow-up message later, claiming that he was drunk. The therapist intends to contact the police for BB's evaluation.]]
** [[color:green:Meanwhile, she called BB's place, and his mentor claimed BB to be a model citizen. The therapist has contacted a detective from Europe to investigate the patient's personality and past.]] ''This post was eventually deleted, and restored about 10 hours later.''
* The Tropers prepare to begin the [[http://forum.watchthefootage.com/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=123 Play-By-Post RPG]] they cooked up in Off Topic using their forum avatars as their characters.
* '''Mr. Administrator has confirmed that the therapist's notebook needs to be retrieved, and that there may be a party working against us.'''
* The Cat's riddle has finally borne fruit! Troper Thewhiteknight went to the statue in Virginia Beach and found '''[[color:green:a message in a bottle, [[http://forum.watchthefootage.com/download/file.php?id=24]] leading to [[TreasureIsland Long John Silver's]] twitter [[https://twitter.com/TheREALLJS]]''']].
** [[color:green:He's upset we didn't help him sooner. His ship was sinking, and he had to ''ROW all the way from Australia to Japan'', where he is currently located.]]

!!! October 9th, 2012
* [[color:green:The detectives has agreed on the time and place to meet: Le Jules Verne (inside the freaking [[EiffelTowerRule Eiffel Tower]], October 10th, 15:00 local time.]]
* The forum thread has reached 99 pages, and posters are getting excited to reach 100. Constructive posts resume after @/FastEddie tells posters to cut it out.
* @/{{Pixelmage}}, with some meta-thinking, '''[[color:green:uncovering 3 new blogs]]'''. Not mentioning them to the fellow tropers, he contacted the puppetmasters.
** [[color:red:Later that evening, Joe posted an update [[http://watchthefootage.com/?p=125]],]] '''which was soon confirmed by Mr. Administrator.''' The blogs are:
*** Gulliver [[http://gulliver.ezblog.co/]]
*** [[RomeoAndJuliet Romeo]] [[http://romeo.ezblog.co/]]
*** [[RomeoAndJuliet Juliet]] [[http://juliet.ezblog.co/]]
** The blog of some actress named Tara Coulson [[http://taracoulson.ezblog.co/]] may or may not be related.
* [[color:green:Romeo and Juliet's blogs are paired.]]
** [[color:green:They both have ended up in our world, and were presumably hosted by a university (a "temple of knowledge", with one of the students' age being 21 - note that both characters are in their teens, but YoungerThanTheyLook). It seems to have a single-sex education.]]
** [[color:green:Both have embraced the local communities, who introduced them to the modern world.]]
** [[color:green:They both want to return home (at least, they did in the beginning).]]
** [[color:green:Romeo is highly prone to GotMeDoingIt, starting to speak in slang by the third post, and forwarding "funny shit I found on Reddit" to his beloved.]]
*** The tropers have given in to the temptation to CorruptTheCutie, linking them to {{Lolcats}}, TVTropes, fashion mags and whatnot.
*** More to the point, both Romeo and Juliet have emails, so Romeo was given Mr. A's address to discuss their return.
* [[color:green:Gulliver's blog is notable for being entirely written by hand. The transcript is here: [[http://forum.watchthefootage.com/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=148]]]]
** [[color:green:He was taken to a last journey as a surgeon. His ship seemed to crash something, and he blacked out with sharp pain in his head.]]
** [[color:green:Upon waking up Gulliver estimated his location as "roughly thirty-three degrees South and one-hundred degrees East". He found John, who told him he was caught up in a storm. John refused to tell anything about his origins.]]
** [[color:green:They found themselves in Australia, where John, using his wit and charm, has found a job for both of them at a pirate-themed restaurant. The restaurant's owner's name is Michael.]]
** [[color:green:Michael introduced them to some of the modern technology, including phones and the internet. While Gulliver failed to master either of them, he took an interest in blogging. John seemed to be more flexible, and he also got himself a phone somewhere.]]
** [[color:green:Some time after, out of the blue, John persuaded Gulliver to leave for Japan on a cargo ship. They sailed for some time, staying out of sight in a box, but were knocked overboard during a storm. Both of them had to paddle, presumably a lot.]]
** [[color:green:Having got to Japan, they were lead to a train station, where Gulliver (even being amazed at the changes since his last visit to Japan) suggested taking a train to Yedo, (modern day Tokyo) as that was a city he used to know. That's where they are now.]]

!!! October 10th, 2012
* [[color:green:Holmes and Poirot have met at the restaurant. [[http://londontales.ezblog.co/?p=104]] [[http://belgianamongtheenglish.wordpress.com/2012/10/10/quai-je-fait/]] It didn't go ExactlyAsPlanned - Poirot was pretty stubborn. After their meeting, though, Poirot has reconstructed Holmes' deduction regarding his ''pince-nez'', and has come to believe him.]]
** [[color:green:At that point, it was too late, as Holmes has intended to travel to New York with the help of his benefactor. Poirot, however, contacted ''his'' benefactor to go after him to reconcile.]]
** [[color:green:Their benefactors have also set up sites for their detective services. Perfect timing.]]
*** '''[[color:green:Holmes's site: [[http://holmesinvestigations.net/]], email: SH@holmesinvestigation.net]]'''
*** '''[[color:green:Poirot's site: [[http://littlegreycells.biz/]], email: HP@littlegreycells.biz]]'''
** [[color:green:Poirot has also posted a final update to Pierre's case.]]
* An update from the therapist [[http://mindsandmatters.ezblog.co/?p=91]]. '''[[color:green:The patient is all but confirmed to be Sweeny Todd.]]'''
* Theory: Some facts may be pointing to the impending HeelFaceTurn for all negative characters.
* [[color:green:A series of cryptic tweets from the cat, who was silent for a while. One of the clear hints is that we are to retrieve the therapist's notebook, before it gets into wrong hands.]]
* [[color:green:The witch has chosen her campaign managers [[http://westwitch.ezblog.co/?p=53]].]]
* [[color:green:An update from Juliet [[http://juliet.ezblog.co/?p=21]]. She grows accustomed to this world, but their relationship with Romeo is slowly falling apart.]]
* [[color:red:Ed has proclaimed that those metaguards who have ventured into the real world for the clues are now titled Meta-knights. [[http://forum.watchthefootage.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&p=6476#p4056]]]] Currently, the titles are taken by Thewhiteknight and @/{{Accela}}.
* Discussing the moral dilemma about sending Romeo and Juliet to their story, where they are [[ItWasHisSled doomed to die]], the tropers eventually expand it to all characters, initiating a [[http://forum.watchthefootage.com/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=153 discussion]] full of [[WallOfText Walls Of Text]].

!!! October 11th, 2012
* Having agreed that with LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters, the game is getting difficult to follow, the tropers start fleshing out the ARG page and its sub-pages to ease the introduction of the new players.
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* An update from the therapist [[http://mindsandmatters.ezblog.co/?p=91]]. [[color:green:The patient is all but confirmed to be Sweeny Todd.]]

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* An update from the therapist [[http://mindsandmatters.ezblog.co/?p=91]]. [[color:green:The '''[[color:green:The patient is all but confirmed to be Sweeny Todd.]]]]'''
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* [[color:red:Ed has proclaimed that those metaguards who have ventured into the real world for the clues are now titled Meta-knights. [[http://forum.watchthefootage.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&p=6476#p4056]]]] Currently, the titles are taken by Thewhiteknight and @/{{Accela}}.
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** [[color:green:They both have ended up in our world, and were presumably hosted by a university (a "temple of knowledge", with one of the students' age being 21 - note that both characters are in their teens, but OlderThanTheyLook). It seems to have a single-sex education.]]

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** [[color:green:They both have ended up in our world, and were presumably hosted by a university (a "temple of knowledge", with one of the students' age being 21 - note that both characters are in their teens, but OlderThanTheyLook).YoungerThanTheyLook). It seems to have a single-sex education.]]
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Current end position: 10th October, ~8:00, [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/posts.php?discussion=13479093530A31840100&page=100#2485]].

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Current end position: 10th 11th October, ~8:00, ~5:00, [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/posts.php?discussion=13479093530A31840100&page=100#2485]].
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** [[color:green:Poirot has also posted a final update to Pierre's case.]]

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** [[color:green:Poirot has also posted a final update to Pierre's case.]]]]
* An update from the therapist [[http://mindsandmatters.ezblog.co/?p=91]]. [[color:green:The patient is all but confirmed to be Sweeny Todd.]]
* [[color:green:A series of cryptic tweets from the cat, who was silent for a while. One of the clear hints is that we are to retrieve the therapist's notebook, before it gets into wrong hands.]]
* [[color:green:The witch has chosen her campaign managers [[http://westwitch.ezblog.co/?p=53]].]]
* [[color:green:An update from Juliet [[http://juliet.ezblog.co/?p=21]]. She grows accustomed to this world, but their relationship with Romeo is slowly falling apart.]]
* Discussing the moral dilemma about sending Romeo and Juliet to their story, where they are [[ItWasHisSled doomed to die]], the tropers eventually expand it to all characters, initiating a [[http://forum.watchthefootage.com/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=153 discussion]] full of [[WallOfText Walls Of Text]].

!!! October 11th, 2012
* Having agreed that with LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters, the game is getting difficult to follow, the tropers start fleshing out the ARG page and its sub-pages to ease the introduction of the new players.
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** The search was fruitless, and '''Mr. A has agreed to "send a henchman" there'''. [[labelnote:meta]]Somebody has probably taken the puzzle piece.[[/labelnote]]

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** The search was fruitless, and '''Mr. A has agreed to "send a henchman" there'''. [[labelnote:meta]]Somebody [[labelnote:meta]][[https://twitter.com/TheRealLJS/statuses/255898301277302785 This is the tweet of a person who has probably taken found the puzzle piece.[[/labelnote]]piece first]][[/labelnote]]
10th Oct '12 11:10:49 AM Sicon112
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** [[color:green:Having got to Japan, they were lead to a train station, where Gulliver (even being amazed at the changes since his last visit to Japan) suggested taking a train to Yedo, as that was a city he used to know. That's where they are now.]]

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** [[color:green:Having got to Japan, they were lead to a train station, where Gulliver (even being amazed at the changes since his last visit to Japan) suggested taking a train to Yedo, (modern day Tokyo) as that was a city he used to know. That's where they are now.]]
10th Oct '12 11:09:37 AM Sicon112
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** [[color:green:At that point, it was too late, as Holmes has intended to travel to New York with the help of his benefactor. Poirot, however, contacted ''his'' benefactor (which wasn't mentioned before) to go after him to reconcile.]]

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** [[color:green:At that point, it was too late, as Holmes has intended to travel to New York with the help of his benefactor. Poirot, however, contacted ''his'' benefactor (which wasn't mentioned before) to go after him to reconcile.]]
10th Oct '12 10:27:47 AM dryunya
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!!! October 10th, 2012

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!!! October 10th, 20122012
* [[color:green:Holmes and Poirot have met at the restaurant. [[http://londontales.ezblog.co/?p=104]] [[http://belgianamongtheenglish.wordpress.com/2012/10/10/quai-je-fait/]] It didn't go ExactlyAsPlanned - Poirot was pretty stubborn. After their meeting, though, Poirot has reconstructed Holmes' deduction regarding his ''pince-nez'', and has come to believe him.]]
** [[color:green:At that point, it was too late, as Holmes has intended to travel to New York with the help of his benefactor. Poirot, however, contacted ''his'' benefactor (which wasn't mentioned before) to go after him to reconcile.]]
** [[color:green:Their benefactors have also set up sites for their detective services. Perfect timing.]]
*** '''[[color:green:Holmes's site: [[http://holmesinvestigations.net/]], email: SH@holmesinvestigation.net]]'''
*** '''[[color:green:Poirot's site: [[http://littlegreycells.biz/]], email: HP@littlegreycells.biz]]'''
** [[color:green:Poirot has also posted a final update to Pierre's case.]]
10th Oct '12 8:10:25 AM dryunya
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Current end position: 9th October, ~2:45, [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/posts.php?discussion=13479093530A31840100&page=98#2443]].

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Current end position: 9th 10th October, ~2:45, ~8:00, [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/posts.php?discussion=13479093530A31840100&page=98#2443]].
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* [[color:green:Gulliver's blog is notable for being entirely written by hand. The transcript is here: [[http://forum.watchthefootage.com/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=148]]]]

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* [[color:green:Gulliver's blog is notable for being entirely written by hand. The transcript is here: [[http://forum.watchthefootage.com/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=148]]]]php?f=16&t=148]]]]
** [[color:green:He was taken to a last journey as a surgeon. His ship seemed to crash something, and he blacked out with sharp pain in his head.]]
** [[color:green:Upon waking up Gulliver estimated his location as "roughly thirty-three degrees South and one-hundred degrees East". He found John, who told him he was caught up in a storm. John refused to tell anything about his origins.]]
** [[color:green:They found themselves in Australia, where John, using his wit and charm, has found a job for both of them at a pirate-themed restaurant. The restaurant's owner's name is Michael.]]
** [[color:green:Michael introduced them to some of the modern technology, including phones and the internet. While Gulliver failed to master either of them, he took an interest in blogging. John seemed to be more flexible, and he also got himself a phone somewhere.]]
** [[color:green:Some time after, out of the blue, John persuaded Gulliver to leave for Japan on a cargo ship. They sailed for some time, staying out of sight in a box, but were knocked overboard during a storm. Both of them had to paddle, presumably a lot.]]
** [[color:green:Having got to Japan, they were lead to a train station, where Gulliver (even being amazed at the changes since his last visit to Japan) suggested taking a train to Yedo, as that was a city he used to know. That's where they are now.]]

!!! October 10th, 2012
10th Oct '12 5:10:27 AM dryunya
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*** More to the point, both Romeo and Juliet have emails, so Romeo was given Mr. A's address to discuss their return.

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*** More to the point, both Romeo and Juliet have emails, so Romeo was given Mr. A's address to discuss their return.return.
* [[color:green:Gulliver's blog is notable for being entirely written by hand. The transcript is here: [[http://forum.watchthefootage.com/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=148]]]]
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