Recap / The Wall Will Fall: Act 3

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    October 31st: Halloween 
  • Tara's blog was updated with nothing but "bang" [1]. Meanwhile, Sherlock Holmes mislead the police from Don Quixote, but got detained for his trouble [2] (for even longer when they found out he didn't have a private investigator license). Quixote's and Tara's situation remains unclear.
  • Don Quixote has confirmed that Tara is dead.
    • Sherlock Holmes has got on the case [3].
  • Hercule Poirot gave some information about Todd's letter, which apparently documents Mrs. Lovett giving custody of Todd's daughter Joanna to Judge Turpin.
  • Sweeney Todd has hacked Lawson's blog, with recriminations and an ultimatum (Screencap, paste). He demands her help in search for his wife.
  • Mr. Administrator has announced that all the echoes needed for refictionalizing Sweeney Todd have been found; however, the refictionalizing will be easier if the Metaguards help Lawson to stabilize Todd.
  • The Wicked Witch has confirmed [4] that she is unable to watch the movie about her, but she was able to read its Wikipedia page.
    • After being linked to his Wikipedia page, Todd seems much calmer. He has later asked the therapist for a new appointment... in an unusual way [5].
  • The Cheshire Cat has tweeted a nonsensical string [6], which he dismissed as having stepped on the keyboard. He later confirmed it to be #Riddle Time.
    • The solution was incredibly simple: [7], [8], [9].
      • These chat logs have shed some light on recent events, like the Cabal claiming to be unrelated to Adam dates' and Tara's deaths, Moriarty and Morgana officially being lovers, and Don Juan's fiancee. A new round of arguments about sending the characters back has ensued in the chats, and has eventually poured onto the forums. On a side note, the Cabal is aware of the metaguards' chat (it is unknown whether or not they have been reading it).
  • Don Quixote has been messaged by Deanna Hackings, who is glad he is going to meet Sherlock Holmes tomorrow. By that point, everyone who is not absolutely Genre Blind knows that she is an enemy.
  • Romeo has responded to, presumably, contact from the Cabal, warning them away from Juliet.
  • Gulliver and Silver have decided to travel by plane to England to investigate their situation and figure out a way to return to their own worlds.

    November 1st 
  • The therapist has posted her (final?) update [10] - she is accepting fiction about Sweeney to help him recover. Apparently, she will be the one to unwittingly refictionalize him.
  • Despite grave expectations, Don Quixote and Sherlock Holmes have successfully met. Quixote has finally posted Tara's video: [11].
  • Sherlock Holmes has updated his blog re his meeting with Don Quixote. He was perturbed by his inability to read his book, but, more importantly, managed to get a number using *69 on Tara's phone.
    • The number was called and lead to the voice mail of Kenny Mann and mentioned living at Baskerville Commons Apartment. Holmes was e-mailed this invaluable information.
    • Meanwhile, attempts are being made to break into Mann's voicemail.

    November 2nd 
  • Metaguards have suggested Peter Pan's statue (which is playing a flute) as an answer to his riddle. Peter Pan is now headed for the statue in New Jersey.
  • Hacking Mann's voicemail was fruitless, as pressing "*" didn't get a PIN prompt as it did before. The metaguards have given up and are waiting for Sherlock Holmes to question Mann in person.
  • Don Quixote went to Woodland Park Zoo to relax. Mr. Administrator has confirmed this place as another hotspot.
    • Quixote was followed by a woman [12], who turned out to be Loverose. They parted amicably. Right after that, he received a message from Hackins[13] which confirmed that she was either reading his tweets or stalking him.
    • Quixote's horse Binky has run away. Deanna claims to be to blame.
  • The Phantom of the Opera has begun production of Adam's play. A plan is being developed by the Metaguards to deal with this situation.
  • Sherlock Holmes has shared a story about himself [14]. Before revealing himself as Holmes, he received a letter addressed to Holmes, pointing him to Platform 9 ¾. It lead him to a bookstore, where he saw books about himself, and suffered an unexplained pain attack. He left an echo there.
  • In his latest post [15], Sherlock Holmes has asked for Mann's address. The only site with contact information [16] seems to be a parody, but the modification date (10th Oct) possibly makes it related. On a side note, Don Quixote has found his blog and leaves comments every now and then.
    • After following the Baskerville Commons lead, players have discovered that Mann recently moved to Starsight Apartments in Seattle, which, in what must surely be a complete coincidence, is located across the road from where Tara was living.
    • Deanna has sent a hint to Quixote [17].
  • Adam's echo is found.
  • Mr. Administrator has lost track of Peter Pan near his statue: [18]. He also denied it as his echo.

    November 3rd 
  • Peter Pan has now been captured, apparently. [19]
    • His attorney has taken control of his Facebook account with his permission. He also sent his statement [20] to Joe. In an Is This Thing Still On? moment, he revealed that he doesn't think he stands any chance against the prosecuting attorney.
  • Don Quixote and Sherlock Holmes explore the Starsight Apartments for clues. In a dumpster outside, Quixote finds a military-colored bag with the name "J. Hope" on it, and containing a curtain rod. Inside the apartment, a sniper rifle was found hidden inside a wall.
    • Holmes' current theory is that Hope and Mann were cooperating: Mann called Tara from the roof to get her attention and lure her to the open window, Hope took the shot, and Mann closed the window with the curtain rod. This theory has handed over to the police.
    • Deanna's response: "Sniper Rifle? You sure hun?"
  • Joe has uploaded public versions of the latest echoes [21], and, more importantly, a photo of an echo the way it appears in Augmented Reality, which was sent to him by Mr. Administrator for "research purposes".
  • Joe, supposedly after being urged to by Ed, has shared an email from the Phantom of the Opera, pleading his case.
    • Speculation begins that this is the beginning of a forced Broken Base arc.
    • Mr. Administrator has expressed approval for a suggestion that the fictionals be allowed to write their own refictionalizations.
  • Gulliver and Silver have arrived in London.

    November 4th 
  • Don is coming for Hope.
    • Hope has been apprehended. He claims that while he indeed intended to kill Tara, he was not the one who did so. [22]
    • Also, apparently Deanna not only knows about the fictionals [23], but has been in contact with the cabal [24] and that she has "another source of fictionals." This tweet seems to connect her with fictionalthreat.
  • Juliet, having felt mysteriously drawn to William Shakespeare's name, has found her book, and, naturally, found it empty. [25]
  • The Wicked Witch has come across the open letter to fictionals, and has decided to try to refictionalize herself.
  • Sherlock Holmes has closed Tara's case [26]. The fingerprints (as well as Quixote's reasoning and Deanna's hint) point to Tripky as the shooter. The motive was just as petty as it seemed, and the shallow wound was explained by the age of the rifle (sometime around World War II). Quixote is now about to settle the score with Tripky (Holmes didn't pass his location on to the police), and Holmes is leaving for Denver, to a new case, being forced to abandon Deanna's plotline.

    November 5th 

    November 6th 
  • Fictionalthreat has updated his site. He was called by Deanna that night, and he condemned her actions ("the fictionals need to go, not die"). Apparently, he was merely an inspiration for her.
  • Don Quixote woke up at the hospital, happy as hell after a morphine shot. The doctor says he risks a heart attack if gets too excited.
    • Apparently, he was crippled for life [27].
    • Deanna linked him to fictionalthreat. Also, she has openly declared her loose cannon position [28]. And, she has declared war on the Metaguards [29] [30] [31] [32].
    • Don Quixote, having recovered from the narcosis, leaves the hospital to go after Deanna, disregarding all warnings, pleas and appeals to common sense. Everyone is awed by his Heroic Willpower, while berating him for his stupidity at the same time. Quixote said that we was doing it for us.
  • Ron Deckland posted a video of Peter Pan's trial: [33]. It's not going too well.
  • The Wicked Witch's calculated chances of becoming Wizard (President) are apparently pretty good.
    • When it came to practice, she failed [34]. Mr. Administrator jokingly claims to have made an intervention: [35].
  • Adam's play is currently being staged [36]. This post was almost a copypaste of the previous one, but he later fixed it, citing lack of sleep.
  • Braddock Foreman, the man who taught Don Quixote to use the phone, texted that he wanted to meet him do discuss "recent events".
  • Deanna Who wanted to have fun with Don Quixote, and started her own riddle time:
    • "Question 1: Why, of all possible aliases, did I choose a surname like Hackins?" Answer: "I hack into blogs. Tara Coulson's in particular."
    • "Question two, Is my real name Faith Barker, Jennifer Cooney, or Amanda Hoffman? Hint: Cross and nails." Answer: "Jennifer Cooney, with the same initials as one connected to a cross and nails."
    • "Question three, It is my reason for doing what I do. It can bestow Immortality. It's what you will find in the suit man's void. The answer to those three statements in question 3 is the same one word answer. What is it?" Answer (wait for it): "Congrats to... ...Don Quixote. You said 'I've got nothing'. Nothing was the answer."
      • When asked if she has no reason, she replied "You misinterpret the meaning". She probably wants to destroy the universe.
    • As a "reward", Deanna told about Brad: "He is the only one who ever believed me when I was younger, believed the things I said." [37] Earlier, she said that she wouldn't harm him, no matter what.

    November 7th 
  • The metaguards are hatching an Evil Plan in the chatroom to find Deanna's twitter account among Don Quixote's followers. After narrowing it down to a few people, it involved invoking You Just Told Me. The GMs somehow found out after the plan was carried out, and Jossed it from both Quixote's and Dana's account. (Apologies to those who got creeped out.)

    November 8th 
  • Don Quixote met with Braddock Foreman.
    • He said that this meeting was a fake one, and they'll later meet in secret to thwart Deanna.
    • She later commented that it was clever of him, but she wouldn't interfere anyway. She also suggested them to meet over the phone (it's unknown whether Quixote's phone is tapped).
    • Braddock and Jennifer were Childhood Friends.
    • She had scary eyes that "held no light".
    • A tweet from Jennifer said that she is in love with him (so was he - apparently, not anymore).
    • Brad later messaged: "I don't know if this is relevant, but in all the time I knew Jen, she found reality boring. She adored fiction."
  • According to a comment from the therapist [38], Hercule Poirot has been sick lately.
  • The staging of Adam's play went off without a hitch. The mentions of "goofy smiles" may indicate that the play was So Bad, It's Good.
  • John Silver tweeted that Gulliver, having found no trace of his home in England, may soon Need A Freaking Drink.
  • Further tweets from Don Quixote confirming what was already suspected: Deanna planted the iphone for him.
  • Sherlock Holmes posted (and Quixote commented).
    • Holmes has just arrived in Denver to search for a missing person, a painter named Jack Vincent.
    • Jeff Hope strangled himself in his cell, after scratching that Deanna would kill him if he didn't on the prison wall.
  • Don Quixote has met Braddock without tweeting about it in order not to alert Deanna. Recap:
    • The last time Braddock met Jennifer in school, something happened.
    • Her birthday is on 3rd of May.
    • On her 18th birthday, she began acting strangely, looking her disappeared Imaginary Friends [39]. Brad said he sometimes heard her speak with someone as if they were children (even when she was 17 years old). Eventually, she was hospitalized and diagnosed with schizophrenia.
    • Her Imaginary Friends sometimes told her things she couldn't know by herself.
      • More precisely, After Jennifer was put away, Brad began dating her sister Miranda. Jennifer's friends told her, and she had no visitors beside Brad.
    • Jennifer's friends now appear only rarely. She said she loved her "fictional friends" more than anyone real.
    • She was released from the hospital a week later, due to posing no threat. She moved to Seattle.
    • However, several months after, Miranda was killed - one bullet between the eyes (Tripky was killed this way).
      • Jennifer had an alibi - she was doing her first photography job with Mann (Tripky).
    • After a depression, Braddock decided to confront Jennifer, but couldn't find her in Seattle under her old name. Instead, she found him herself, and demanded (at gunpoint) to "put a critical piece of her plan into motion". She gave him Tripky's phone, which she rigged to point at his inn, and told him to leave it on a road Quixote was about to pass, and teach him how to use it.
      • In Brad's words, her eyes didn't have "no light" in them - this time they had "no anything" [40].
    • After that, Deanna tweeted Quixote that Brad was going to die on his birthday (November 12th, at 0:00), despite her own words. Quixote decided to stick with him.
    • Finally, Quixote remembered that Tara was the only one who knew Deanna's address. This is the only straw to grasp on.
    • Brad and Quixote are trying to analyze Tara's calendar. For some reasons, Brad can't get his computer to play the video, and while he is trying to fix it, Quixote asks for the metaguards' approximations of the calendar's contents.
      • Calendar submission is closed, as Quixote and Brad have made their choice.
  • Deanna has tweeted Don Quixote and Brad again. This time she trolled them a little, saying that she was on a Mission from God. After that, she said that everything she said before was a lie, she knew that her "friends" were a disease symptom, and she found out about Brad's date through some other means.
  • Romeo has found a job at a bookstore [41], and is going to move to Vanessa's place.
  • Gulliver has found that his story really is known in our world [42] (Transcript). So far, he thinks that his friend Richard Sympson published his book under another name and title.
  • More tweets from Don Quixote:
    • He and Brad analysed the calendar:
      • Any text that was unreadable to the Metaguards is irrelevant.
      • The dates marked probably only refer to mundane, irrelevant appointments.
      • The calendar wasn't flat on the wall because it was only put up there for the video— to send a message.
      • The fact that it's set to May is important.
      • The numbers 20 and 23 are also important (they are highlighted in the same way as 'May').
    • Deanna has admitted [43] that she destroyed the calendar.
    • Some hints from Jennifer:
      • An allusion to the Playfair Cypher
      • A suggestion of using Digital Roots
      • A mention of Tara as the Key (i.e., a key phrase for a cypher)
    • Brad mentioned that 20 and 23 translate to the letters t and w, which he and Jen used to put as their place of birth on state tests, meaning "The World"
    • He also mentioned that Jen loves codes, especially alphanumeric substitution.
    • A final message from Jen: "1021 2204 0407 1004 0907 1402"
      • It was originally sent with the second number as 2304, but then Jen sent a correction message. It is unclear whether this was a typo on the part of the GMs, or another obscure hint.
      • After this message, Quixote makes it clear that the Metaguards are expected to solve the puzzle with no further hints.
    • Update: Using the Playfair Cypher with the keyphrase "Tara" and an alphanumeric substitution on Deanna's string of numbers, agoraoptera got the phrase "MONTHFIELDST".
      • Month = May; this translates to Mayfield Street, in Kennewick, WA.
      • The digital root of 2023 gives the street number 7.
      • Quixote confirmed Deanna's address as 7 Mayfield Street, Kennewick, WA. He and Brad will venture there tomorrow.

     November 9th 
  • Mr. Administrator asked to hurry with the locator puzzle, and hinted that the correct approach was suggested on the forums, but not followed. He later elaborated that the globe had to be used instead of a flat map.
  • Cheshire Cat reminded that his echo is yet to be visited.
  • A new video about Peter Pan's trial: [44]. It's obvious that the judge is being manipulated by the prosecutor behind the scenes.
    • The video presented as evidence had no sound, despite that the monitor in question supports sound recording. The defense attorney admitted that there should be sound, and he'll attempt to obtain it.
    • On a side note, the monitor also supports internet access, which has led the metaguards to believe that they'll have to hack into it at some point.
  • NOVEMBER 9TH HAS BEEN DECLARED MR ADMINISTRATOR APPRECIATION DAY. IN CELEBRATION OF THIS DAY, ALL METAGUARDS MUST TYPE IN ALL-CAPS. IT CREATED SOME BROKEN BASE AMONG THE METAGUARDS, AS MOST SAW IT AS ANNOYING.
  • Don Quixote and Brad got to Mayfield Street safely. On the way, Brad kept receiving messages from somebody (allegedly, his mom), and was becoming more and more nervous, even insulting Quixote at one point. He, however, reassured him, that no matter what happens, he is on his side.
    • Quixote said that there was too much to share, and he'd make an extensive retelling the next day. The gist: they met an elderly woman named Mary Gamble, whom Brad seemed to know.
  • Adam's play flopped among the critics [45]. He is furious.
  • Both Gulliver and John Silver have found their books in a library [46] (Transcript).
  • Hercule Poirot's new case leads him to Denver. He is investigating a case at the Denver Art Museum, in which music had been played over the speakers unexpectedly. It is presumed that Sherlock Holmes and Poirot will cross paths in Denver.

    November 10th 
  • Don Quixote has posted a recap of their meeting with Mary Gamble:
    • She is Jennifer's former psychiatrist. She discharged Jennifer out of fear for her own life, seeing darkness in her eyes.
    • Jennifer asked her to house-sit for her at the end of August, telling that she had to research the fictionalthreat site's claims.
    • She came again a few days ago, telling her that Brad and Quixote are about to come.
    • Brad is Tara's brother, and his former name is Bradley. Their parents weren't married - thus the different last names. Brad, Tara, Miranda and Jen were all Childhood Friends.
    • Brad wants to have his revenge on Jennifer. The messages from the day before were from her - she was mocking him for keeping this secret to himself (he knew Quixote would try to stop him).
    • More to come in the morning.
  • The Phantom of the Opera's echo was found [47].
  • Sweeney Todd was successfully refictionalized: [48].
  • Continuation of Don Quixote's recap:
    • Jen has left an envelope with her "revelations", encoded with a cipher familiar to Brad's circle of four. The decoded message contained Jen's location, and her plan.
    • Her plan was to kill everyone knowing about the incident, enter the Void and kill Mr. Administrator. After that, she intended to topple the wall, and, as the only surviving human aware of the situation, become a Reality Warper. Somehow, the plan was supposed to be launched with Brad's death.
    • In the morning, Brad left without Quixote to stop Jen. Quixote, going after him, realized that he didn't care about glory.
    • Much later, Brad tweeted from his account: After an extensive argument with Jen, Quixote took another bullet, but together with Brad, he still managed to stop Jennifer. She is now in custody. The recording of their argument is now held as evidence. Mr. Administrator keeps saying to stop worrying about her. Quixote is now recovering.
  • Mr. Administrator promised some good news [49]. As it turned out, the refictionalization of Sherlock Holmes, Gulliver and Adam could be started [50].
  • Peter Pan's prosecutor claims to have lost the recording's audio track [51].
  • Peter Pan claims to have posted a message from Tinkerbell: [52] (direct link to image)
    • The Cheshire Cat has received a strange message, too: [53].
    • When combined, the resulting image [54] contains a short message and a pheeble chat link [55]. Chat recap:
      • Don Juan keeps watching Meet the Parents with his fiancee and commenting on it. Nobody cares.
      • The Cabal was behind Pan's arrest - they want to keep him away from the Metaguards. Their intention is to get him into jail.
      • They (apparently, Phantom, who was still reluctant) removed the audio from the monitor recording, and posted the link there (note that it's the same site where the echoes are stored).
  • Morgana's echo was found [56].

    November 11th 
  • The entire chatroom was commandeered by the Metaguards female population for at least an hour, for the purposes of discussing feminine issues and other stereoypically female "girl talk" activities. During this time period the male members of the forum remained wisely silent and somewhat confused. Except for Dryunya, who was elected an honourary girl for the duration of the event.
  • Mr. Administrator has made a typo in his (now deleted) tweet that linked to Joe's recap on Peter Pan's trial. As it turned out, Administrator Prime hates typos [57] more than anything. To cover Mr. A's back, this day was declared an Intentional Typo Day.
  • Gulliver has updated his blog on what appears to be an unfolded piece of origami that already had writing on it. He and John are out of money, and refuse to read Sicon112's Wall of Text comment on the previous entry.
    • Mr Administrator confirmed this blog entry shortly afterward as pointing to another echo.
    • When the Metaguards folded the sheet on Gulliver's blog, they discovered a phone number, which, when dialled, led to Long John Silver's voicemail (Intro recording, Intro transcript). Unlike the other voicemails, this one's mailbox is not full; it is unclear whether the Metaguards are expected to leave Silver a message asking for more information on the echo.
  • Peter Pan has complained of some Noodle Incident at Pitt's Law School [58]. Mr. Administrator stated that it may be an echo (he doesn't have a facebook account [59]).
    • It is now confirmed as an echo.
      • The echo was found shortly after [60].
  • Update from Brad:
    • Don Quixote had another surgery, and he's getting better. The bullet hit almost the same spot as the first one, increasing the luck factor even more.
    • Jennifer is in maximum security psychiatric care (the Metaguards hope it doesn't automatically mean Cardboard Prison). After her confrontation, she hasn't said a word.
    • She was quoting trope names during it, establishing her as One of Us.
    • In an And Another Thing... moment, he told that her eyes are "just eyes" now. Mr. Administrator didn't understand that, and asked to elaborate [61]. That raised suspicion in some Metaguards, as not understanding Jennifer could mean that he missed something about her.
      • Brad posted a reply [62] right after midnight (Seattle time). Deanna promised to kill him exactly at midnight, so now it's safe to assume that her Evil Plan really went sour.

    November 12th 
  • Hercule Poirot and Sherlock Holmes have met by chance in Denver.
    • Upon discussing their two cases, they've decided that they must be connected, but due to a difference in methods, they've decided to split ways and investigate their own portions of the case until the two become connected again.
    • Poirot listened to the tape and transcribed a few of the lyrics he heard. One metaguard recognized it as a song from the musical, "The Phantom of the Opera", but was a portion of the show referring to Don Juan.
    • Sherlock Holmes looked at the paintings that the restoration artist was restoring, and it turns out they were portraits of Don Juan. Holmes also took interest in a staple gun found in the gift shop. The name Melissa Glaser appeared on it, along with an address pointing to Austin, TX.
  • Mr Administrator announced that the Pheeble locator has been updated. It now gives distance values for each compass, and shows one (so far always the rightmost of the centre row) as highlighted. This one tends to point in an opposite direction from the other compasses, and has the greatest distance value.
  • Joe has posted a new video. He is relieved by Todd's successful refictionalization, but concerned by Peter's trial, directing suspicion at and questioning the motives of the prosecutor. He also discusses the Phantom of the Opera's letter, expressing doubt as to Erik's true motives and an inclination to listen to Mr. Administrator in this matter.
  • Adam has updated his blog, stating his categorical rejection of and break with the Cabal. And the Metaguards Rejoiced.
  • Enlil has finally solved the locator puzzle [63] using an extension to override his location. The compasses point to different statues of Peter Pan all over the world.

    November 13th 
  • Gulliver updated his blog (transcript). He and John went to look for work; he did deliveries for an antique shop before damaging an odd wardrobe and following a young man to the home of his aunt, the alleged former owner of said wardrobe. The blog entry ends mid-sentence.
  • The Metaguards have attempted to email The Old Customs House [64] to get the echo for them, as there was no one in general vicinity.
  • Romeo updated his blog, thanking the commenters for their support of his decision and asking how soon Juliet can be sent back.
  • Peter Pan has suggested treating the Pan statues as echoes and investigating accordingly.
    • He later clarified that all the statue-echoes should be the same, so only one needs to be located.
  • Gulliver updated (transcript) with the continuation of the previous blog post. Recap, along with current speculations [65]:
    • Gulliver met James Raikes, and dropped the wardrobe on his foot.
    • Somehow, the wardrobe's knob caught Raikes' interest, and he asked the shopkeeper about its previous owner.
    • The owner turned out to be his own aunt (Claire Widdecombe).
    • She later told him (in person) that the wardrobe was a gift from a man who, some time ago, had won a game of chess with her upon moving his knight to E4 (hinting at Moriarty), while asking about her tenant (Hercule Poirot).
    • Raikes seemed excited by this information, and ran off after giving Gulliver some money to get rid of him.
    • This theory was soon undermined by inconsistencies in Gulliver's location, as he was supposed to be in Nottinghamshire, while Claire Widdecombe resides in London.
  • Sherlock Holmes mentioned that Hercule Poirot went missing [66].
  • In the Chatroom, Qara-Xuan started a discussion about a time for the males to talk. After a little bit of discussion, the male population of the Metaguards had a Guy Talk, similar to the Girl Talk session. In the middle of the Talk, The Finch took a Chemistry test. After he finished taking the test, he informed the members about it, and after more discussion of Chemistry, the Metaguards decided to name themselves by their representative element on the periodic table (e.g. The Finch=Fluoride, Wacky=Tungsten, Adell=Aluminum), and the rest of the day was unofficially called "Element Day."

    November 14th 
  • Long John Silver confirmed for geographically-confused Metaguards that he and Gulliver are in London, which returned the credibility to the prior theory.
  • After a number of suspicious tweets,, Mr. Administrator basically confirmed that there is a letter at the site of the Peter Pan statues that, presumably, Metaguards should attempt to retrieve.
  • Some updates from Brad (via Don Quixote's twitter):
    • Thanks to Tripky's evidence, it's now confirmed that Deanna killed her sister Miranda.
    • Dr. Gamble may be getting into trouble for her mishandling of Deanna's case.
    • Quixote should be tweeting again soon.
  • Two updates from Sherlock Holmes:
    • Hercule Poirot revealed to him that the Don Juan painting was a forgery.
    • Poirot failed to show up later to an arranged meeting with him (hence his comment that Poirot had disappeared).
    • He later found Poirot tied up in a closet. He received a Tap on the Head from behind, and can't identify the attacker.
    • They plan to resume working together.
  • Brad has mentioned on Don Quixote's twitter that he may take over Tara's blog to post his own thoughts, etc.
  • Mr. Administrator is getting more and more nervous. He seems to think that his evidence (echoes) was not enough to convince the Metaguards about the severity of the situation.
    • He has eventually given in to the Metaguards' intention to get the letter, and confessed that it's indeed there, but its conclusions are based on invalid data [67]. The letter was a result of investigation into Peter Pan's "soft places" [68].
  • After being absent from the game for nearly two weeks (due to Hurricane Sandy) Adell made his triumphant return to the forum. And There Was Much Rejoicing
  • Confirming the Metaguards' suspicions from Gulliver's latest blog post, James Raikes posted on Sherlock Holmes' blog with his own, more coherent, update on the situation:
    • He's been keeping up with Holmes' blog, but they haven't been in touch.
    • Holmes was vindicated in the Les Okogwu case due to DNA evidence.
    • When Gulliver dropped the wardrobe on his foot, Raikes noticed that one of the mismatched knobs looked a lot like Holmes' cane.
    • The knob seemed even more suspicious because it was attached by glue instead of being screwed on.
    • Feeling suspicious, he followed the wardrobe's trail to his aunt, Claire Widdicombe.
    • She explained that [Moriarty] gave her the wardrobe because he had to leave the country in a hurry.
    • She also said that when they played chess, he told her: "Sometimes the best way to win a game of chess is to appear predictable, uninspired and formulaic, and thus lull your enemy into the same behavior. Then, when the enemy has let down their guard and everything is place, you then do something unexpected." So saying, he won the game in four moves.
    • Raikes also observes that the murderer/framer couldn't have been Hercule Poirot, as Widdicombe would have recognized her own tenant.
    • Holmes commented on this blog post, questioning why the perpetrator wouldn't just throw away the evidence, rather than attaching it to a wardrobe.
    • Raikes responded with a guess that the cane had broken accidentally in the course of a struggle with Okogwu. He further speculates that the murderer couldn't throw away the weapon, in case it got discovered and used to vindicate Holmes, but also couldn't hold on to it, because he wished to maintain contact for a while with some other person (i.e., Poirot?), in order to frame Holmes, without attracting suspicion himself.
  • Romeo has both confirmed being One of Us, and hinted that He Just Wants His Beloved To Be Happy (and alive) [69], not wanting to come back with her because of Foregone Conclusion he somehow found out about. The Metaguards have hatched a Last Minute Hookup plan.

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