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3rd Feb 2018, 3:27 PM edit | delete

Yeah way to freak her out, Dylan


3rd Feb 2018, 3:43 PM edit | delete | reply

Can't get enough of those mouse ear buns

4th Feb 2018, 7:35 PM edit | delete | reply

Space buns = best hairstyle

3rd Feb 2018, 4:13 PM edit | delete | reply

What's real?

It wouldn't surprise me if everything we've seen so far isn't "real". Like the way Dylan sees and remembers is distorted.

4th Feb 2018, 7:37 PM edit | delete | reply

Would it be a disappointment if none of this was real?

5th Feb 2018, 12:42 PM edit | delete | reply

Ceci n'est pas une pipe.

5th Feb 2018, 10:09 PM edit | delete | reply

No, because then it would be really interesting to find out what's really happened and what's caused Dylan to see or remember things that never happened.

Also I'm really enjoying reading this. :)

3rd Feb 2018, 7:12 PM edit | delete | reply

Hmm… it sounds like Dylan is asking her if either version of Jerry is real or imagined.

Regarding Dapper Jerry, at the start of the comic, he'd only manifest if Dylan was looking at his reflection. The last two manifestations, however, he hasn't needed that. Uncertain if that's important or just comic framing. It could be that he's becoming real or that Dylan is loosing his marbles one by one. I bring this up because of the giant mirror in this room.

And hey, cool, it's the page from Twitter.

4th Feb 2018, 7:39 PM edit | delete | reply

Hmm his mental state has gone somewhat downhill from the start...

It is indeed the one from twitter and it marks the start of a very pink scene x)

4th Feb 2018, 7:06 PM edit | delete | reply

How come he goes to her for advice? Does he trust her enough to tell her about Dapper Jerry, and if so, what is it about her that makes him confide in her?

4th Feb 2018, 7:29 PM edit | delete | reply

Sometimes it's easier to talk to a stranger than someone you're close to.

4th Feb 2018, 8:22 PM edit | delete | reply

Exactly. We were just talking about it, haha. Whether any upcoming answers are going to shed any light an what is real... hopefully yes!

Does Dylan suspect the flowers might not be real as well? I think the opposite and it is the means the flowers end up with him that are strange. But if something unreal can interact with real objects then what does that mean? Sounds like a exception in rules I set for this and... I doubt there are any exceptions.

5th Feb 2018, 12:41 PM edit | delete | reply

Well… Jeremy was able to see his own reflection in Dylan's phone so… *shrug*

7th Feb 2018, 7:12 PM edit | delete | reply

Good point! Thanks!
Since you are well on your way to figure this out: What do you think the rules are then? Even if it is a total guess.

Appreciated, btw. Makes the experience that more enjoyable :D
I sometimes forget stuff or my brain is too fried to think properly about what already happened, haha!

8th Feb 2018, 10:40 AM edit | delete | reply

Hmm… Hard to say what the rules are for ghosts, since we only have Jeremy as a datapoint and he doesn't even know his own powers since he teleported without intending to. But mirrors are a reoccurring theme in horror media to show how things are 'off' with reality. Vampires not appearing in mirrors, despite being corporeal would be the counterpart to ghosts appearing despite not being corporeal.

The rules for the roses… assuming there is something supernatural about them… I wonder if they might have the power to disrupt Dapper Jerry. The first time we see Dylan with a rose was right after Dapper Jerry almost manifested. The second time was after waking up after that infinitely looping hallway. If we assume that, then…

A) Dapper Jerry is no simple hallucination
B) Whoever is delivering the roses (Cail most likely) knows that Dylan is being haunted.

And awe shucks. Thanks dude. Trying to solve this comic has become my favorite hobby the past few weeks. It's fun theorizing with you guys.

9th Feb 2018, 7:13 PM edit | delete | reply

"But mirrors are a reoccurring theme in horror media to show how things are 'off' with reality."
Yup. I agree with that. But there is also the question of Dylan just hallucinating or going mad. Or just imagining things that are off with reality.
Perhaps that is where it is heading right now because what we are missing is how other people respond to ghosts and what they think about them.

"B) Whoever is delivering the roses (Cail most likely) knows that Dylan is being haunted."
I like this and maybe there is a chance the roses really are like a protective charm, someone knows and is throwing them his way to keep the bad Jerry ghost away or such.
Other than that... Yes. Not too much info to work with. Could be just a symbol that reminds Dylan of Jerry.

"Trying to solve this comic has become my favorite hobby the past few weeks. It's fun theorizing with you guys."
Pff! That is cool then :D
All corrections and otherwise are fine with me! Thanks.

5th Feb 2018, 3:03 AM edit | delete | reply

I love how the steam on her drink is almost like a blank speech bubble, like "!" reaction to him questioning reality.

5th Feb 2018, 10:13 AM edit | delete | reply

Assuming Dylan is losing his grip on reality, might it be possible that he himself, when governed by the part of his mind that is Dapper Jerry, has placed the roses for himself to find?

5th Feb 2018, 12:39 PM edit | delete | reply

Hmm… I like that theory. It certainly jives with the blackout, and I have to say I'm really fascinated by the idea of being possessed by your own hallucination. A modern Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde tale. It also makes the roses 100x scarier since it effectively says "I did something. Can you guess what it was?" and adds a sense of foreboding.

Unfortunately, I don't think Dapper Jerry is connected to the roses. It's implied that whoever was on the opposite side of the door was the one who dropped off the first rose. And technically, he barely manifested before the door clicked and the rose was dropped off. I believe that whoever dropped the rose off is a student.

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