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** The way Skype works, you have a username and a nickname. The username is just what you type to log in; the nickname is what you're seen as to all friends. It's likely that Blaire and Laura added each other long ago, and eventually Blaire forgot what Laura's username was because her nickname was just "Laura" (or something like that) while her username was something like "billie" which has no immediate correlation to Laura without context. And when Laura's spirit took over, she presumably reverted her nickname back to her username to catch them off guard.

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** The way Skype works, you have a username and a nickname. The username is just what you type to log in; the nickname is what you're seen as to all friends. It's likely that Blaire and Laura added each other long ago, and eventually Blaire forgot what Laura's username was because her nickname was just "Laura" (or something like that) while her username was something like "billie" which has no immediate correlation to Laura without context. And when Laura's spirit took over, she presumably reverted her nickname back to her username to catch them off guard.guard.
* If Blair is so incompetent using technology to the point of barely knowing how to properly empty her recycling bin, how the hell does she know how to torrent SNL?


* Okay, just how in the f- did Blaire, Laura's ''best friend'', not know Laura's Skype username?! You can see pictures of them together on Facebook, so clearly they didn't just avoid each other on social media for some reason.

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* Okay, just how in the f- did Blaire, Laura's ''best friend'', not know Laura's Skype username?! You can see pictures of them together on Facebook, so clearly they didn't just avoid each other on social media for some reason.reason.
** The way Skype works, you have a username and a nickname. The username is just what you type to log in; the nickname is what you're seen as to all friends. It's likely that Blaire and Laura added each other long ago, and eventually Blaire forgot what Laura's username was because her nickname was just "Laura" (or something like that) while her username was something like "billie" which has no immediate correlation to Laura without context. And when Laura's spirit took over, she presumably reverted her nickname back to her username to catch them off guard.


*** Personal experience here, but the school this troper went to had an incident where a bullied girl shot herself in a bathroom INSIDE the school, so sneaking a gun into a school for suicidal purposes is sadly plausible. As for the lack of anyone doing anything when they actually SEE her with the gun, considering how badly she was badly, it would make sense that people would either not think itís real, or not expect her to do anything with it.

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*** Personal experience here, but the school this troper went to had an incident where a bullied girl shot herself in a bathroom INSIDE the school, so sneaking a gun into a school for suicidal purposes is sadly plausible. As for the lack of anyone doing anything when they actually SEE her with the gun, considering how badly she was badly, bullied and how little anyone cared about her, it would make sense that people would either not think itís real, or not expect her to do anything with it.


*** Personal experience here, but the school this troper went to had an incident where a bullied girl shot herself in a bathroom INSIDE the school, so sneaking a gun into a school for suicidal purposes is sadly plausible. As for the lack of anyone doing anything when they actually SEE her with the gun, still confused on that one.

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*** Personal experience here, but the school this troper went to had an incident where a bullied girl shot herself in a bathroom INSIDE the school, so sneaking a gun into a school for suicidal purposes is sadly plausible. As for the lack of anyone doing anything when they actually SEE her with the gun, still confused on considering how badly she was badly, it would make sense that one.people would either not think itís real, or not expect her to do anything with it.

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** It seems like the whole thing is focused on the group's, and Blaire's in particular, NeverMyFault tendencies. I think Laura wants her friends to admit that what they did was wrong. The people Laura was closest to last the longest. Based on her last message, Laura truly wanted to make up with Blaire, but Blaire refusing to take responsibility for her part in the destruction of their friendship just makes Laura angrier.

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*** Personal experience here, but the school this troper went to had an incident where a bullied girl shot herself in a bathroom INSIDE the school, so sneaking a gun into a school for suicidal purposes is sadly plausible. As for the lack of anyone doing anything when they actually SEE her with the gun, still confused on that one.


*** To be fair though, Val can be heard snidely [[SlutShaming 'warning' the guy who was on top of Laura that he should use condemns with Laura.]]

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*** To be fair though, Val can be heard snidely [[SlutShaming 'warning' the guy who was on top of Laura that he should use condemns condoms with Laura.]]



** Okay, just how in the heck did Blaire, Laura's ''best friend'', not know Laura's Skype username?! You can see pictures of them together on Facebook, so clearly they didn't just avoid each other on social media for some reason.

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** * Okay, just how in the heck f- did Blaire, Laura's ''best friend'', not know Laura's Skype username?! You can see pictures of them together on Facebook, so clearly they didn't just avoid each other on social media for some reason.


*** To be fair though, Val can be heard snidely [[SlutShaming 'warning' the guy who was on top of Laura that he should use condemns with Laura.]]



** The meta explanation is that all of these things play better for the audience--using the cursor shows up on screen, while keyboard shortcuts like command+A and pressing enter don't, and they needed a way to work in exposition for audience members who aren't familiar with the programs the characters are using. In-universe, well, just being a teenager with a laptop doesn't automatically make someone tech-savvy, and even skilled computer users don't necessarily use torrents or keyboard shortcuts.

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** The meta explanation is that all of these things play better for the audience--using the cursor shows up on screen, while keyboard shortcuts like command+A and pressing enter don't, and they needed a way to work in exposition for audience members who aren't familiar with the programs the characters are using. In-universe, well, just being a teenager with a laptop doesn't automatically make someone tech-savvy, and even skilled computer users don't necessarily use torrents or keyboard shortcuts.shortcuts.
** Okay, just how in the heck did Blaire, Laura's ''best friend'', not know Laura's Skype username?! You can see pictures of them together on Facebook, so clearly they didn't just avoid each other on social media for some reason.

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***When Adam tried to call the police after Val's attack, Laura seemed to have gotten into his phone and pretended to be a dispatcher. This troper figured that Blaire knew that calling on her own phone would be useless, so she decided to try a random person from god knows where so Laura couldn't get to them. However, we don't know the extent of Laura's powers, so it's possible that she may have done the same thing with the woman on Chatroulette who called the police for Jess.


*** Laura was a pretty mean and spiteful person. She justification for bullying people was something to do with home life.

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*** Laura was a pretty mean and spiteful person. She Her justification for bullying people was something to do with home life.

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** "I wish I could forgive you, Blair." Let's take her literally for a second. She's out for vengeance, yeah, but when you think about it, couldn't her sparing Blaire for the end have been her giving a chance at redemption?


* Why is Blair so bad with technology/so stupid? Think about this for a second. She's a 17 year old girl in 2014 with a laptop in a middle class family. She's a millennial & yet she has such a bad handle on technology that she, for some reason, keeps seeding a torrent of an SNL episode, has to be told how to do things, keeps having to press the "send" button on the Facebook chat (& moves the mouse away & back & doesn't have the "press enter to send" box checked to pad the runtime even further than necessary), keeps manually highlighting text to replace it rather than hitting "command A" & then "delete", etc. I find this very hard to believe for someone in her situation.

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* Why is Blair so bad with technology/so stupid? Think about this for a second. She's a 17 year old girl in 2014 with a laptop in a middle class family. She's a millennial & yet she has such a bad handle on technology that she, for some reason, keeps seeding a torrent of an SNL episode, has to be told how to do things, keeps having to press the "send" button on the Facebook chat (& moves the mouse away & back & doesn't have the "press enter to send" box checked to pad the runtime even further than necessary), keeps manually highlighting text to replace it rather than hitting "command A" & then "delete", etc. I find this very hard to believe for someone in her situation.situation.
** The meta explanation is that all of these things play better for the audience--using the cursor shows up on screen, while keyboard shortcuts like command+A and pressing enter don't, and they needed a way to work in exposition for audience members who aren't familiar with the programs the characters are using. In-universe, well, just being a teenager with a laptop doesn't automatically make someone tech-savvy, and even skilled computer users don't necessarily use torrents or keyboard shortcuts.


** Laura is something of a hypocrite. There's a loose betrayl theme between Blair and Laura, since Blair filmed Laura passed out; but during the drinking game it is revealed that Laura tried to have sex with Blair's boyfriend Mitch a year before, but he rejected her.

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** Laura is something of a hypocrite. There's a loose betrayl betrayal theme between Blair and Laura, since Blair filmed Laura passed out; but during the drinking game it is revealed that Laura tried to have sex with Blair's boyfriend Mitch a year before, but he rejected her.


*** That would likely not do anything useful in the long run, either. For heaven's sak, Laura had the ability to literally make functions inside the internet disappear. She would probably just message Blaire like normal with her ghost powers.

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*** That would likely not do anything useful in the long run, either. For heaven's sak, sake, Laura had the ability to literally make functions inside the internet disappear. She would probably just message Blaire like normal with her ghost powers.


** Ken said that Laura deserved all the flack she got from the video, not that she deserved to die. Laura killed him because his computer skills were on par with her...demon skills?...and was a threat to her plan. Blair does say "everyone was posting" but Blair is a liar. A Blair-liar. A Bliar.

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** Ken said that Laura deserved all the flack she got from the video, not that she deserved to die. Laura killed him because his computer skills were on par with her...demon skills?...and was a threat to her plan. Blair does say "everyone was posting" but Blair is a liar. A Blair-liar. Blaire-liar. A Bliar.Blaire.



** So it could be more visible on camera I guess.

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** So it could be more visible on camera I guess.guess.
* Why is Blair so bad with technology/so stupid? Think about this for a second. She's a 17 year old girl in 2014 with a laptop in a middle class family. She's a millennial & yet she has such a bad handle on technology that she, for some reason, keeps seeding a torrent of an SNL episode, has to be told how to do things, keeps having to press the "send" button on the Facebook chat (& moves the mouse away & back & doesn't have the "press enter to send" box checked to pad the runtime even further than necessary), keeps manually highlighting text to replace it rather than hitting "command A" & then "delete", etc. I find this very hard to believe for someone in her situation.

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