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Author Note

21st Jul 2018, 4:32 PM edit | delete

Dylan gets distracted, forgets what he's supposed to know

I think vic only has 2 expressions - suspicious and smug


21st Jul 2018, 4:55 PM edit | delete | reply

Facial expressions aside, Dylan’s not doing a bad job keeping his story straight… though it can’t help that both Jerrys are interrupting his interrogation.

That said… I was stewing on the Rob flashback from the last update, and I think I’ve figured out part of the puzzle:

When Dylan experienced Jerry and Corey’s flashback he had to physically overlap with Jerry to do it.

If we assume that the Rob flashback happened the same way, then that tells us a few things:

A) Dylan didn’t murder Rob as he cannot see him. At least if Jerry’s rules of ghosts are to be believed.

B) Corey is a person of interest to Rob. I’m not sure if Rob is haunting the utility knife or Corey himself, but there’s some reason why Rob is in Corey’s room. I still suspect Corey murdered Rob, but I don’t think anything gleaned from this event actually supports that any.

22nd Jul 2018, 7:02 PM edit | delete | reply

Could you refresh my memory why would Dylan murder Rob? I do not think Dylan even knew him so are we talking about a possibility that Dylan killed Rob instead of Jerry and thinks he killed his brother? If we assume Dylan did it and blabla.
Or did you just note that definitely could not have been the case?

22nd Jul 2018, 7:28 PM edit | delete | reply

The latter, that it could not be the case. I never honestly suspected Dylan murdered Rob, but Dylan suspects he did, and technically up to that point, there wasn’t any proof that he hadn’t murdered Rob.

21st Jul 2018, 7:14 PM edit | delete | reply

I'm getting second-hand stress from this page aaaaa

22nd Jul 2018, 10:48 AM edit | delete | reply

I'm glad, I spent a while restructuring the scene for maximum stress >:D

22nd Jul 2018, 7:00 PM edit | delete | reply

Huh. I had no idea it is so common to suspect a family member. Scratch that part of my last comment then. Interesting stuff. Vic has a good reason to suspect Dylan or go after the family then. Hm.

But it still just words she cannot support with anything. Dylan's slip-ups I mean. I would like to hear her version of Dylan's motive because I admit I cannot say where she can catch him red handed. What proof is there? They probably inspected the crime scene plenty of times and anything was washed away anyway that day.

22nd Jul 2018, 7:56 PM edit | delete | reply

For now it does look like she's just taken a disliking to Dylan :} I guess you've got to imagine what his reaction was when he 'found out' Jerry was dead.

22nd Jul 2018, 8:19 PM edit | delete | reply

The crime scene… I’d really like to see some more info on that.

Namely, the crime scene is effectively a locked room mystery. Only people who had a key (or mad parkour skills) could enter and do the deed, or even report the crime. I’d love to see who the police have narrowed the suspect list down to given those credentials.

25th Jul 2018, 6:50 PM edit | delete | reply

Yep! What do we actually know? If I am not mistaken, the story jumped to the funeral and we still only know Dylan's account of what happened on the crime scene which is his version of the murder. It is still like... Everything was washed away apparently and you should believe what Dylan said and what was shown. That is it. Hm.

Was it mentioned WHERE the police found the body and IF someone reported it? Not sure. Wondering if someone might have moved it, or Dylan, but that would probably leave a proof unless it was also destroyed by the rain. No idea how good their investigation techniques might be but then they do not have anything solid yet so...

22nd Jul 2018, 9:27 PM edit | delete | reply

I am going to make the bet that this is suspicion and not personal dislike. The constable seems like a person who would not waste her time, especially not with putting unnecessary stress on people.

Also, it might be my english not being good enough, but is the second "has" needed in the last sentence?

22nd Jul 2018, 9:50 PM edit | delete | reply

ah it is not, I have removed it! I'm always surprised when I don't catch entire words popping up for no reason :P thanks!

22nd Jul 2018, 10:54 PM edit | delete | reply

I can't help but wonder if the sentence was originally meant to be a statement, and next week we will get to know that Rob's body's been found. It would explain the reason for why the constable is around.

That would be one weird parapraxis.

23rd Jul 2018, 11:54 PM edit | delete | reply

Doh! We've slipped like 50 places in the TWC rankings. Vote more, folks! :D

I think Dylan's best bet is to still play confused and maybe respond to her factoid with an actual sympathetic answer, which he might be able to pull off now that he seems to genuinely miss his brother. If she presses him about being confused, just tell her that he had another nosebleed and that they result in a headache, which distracts him. I know I've had that happen to me before.

24th Jul 2018, 3:37 PM edit | delete | reply

I forget about TWC, I might just remove the link cuz it's getting embarrassing how little I change the incentive and I never link back to it anyway

25th Jul 2018, 5:50 PM edit | delete | reply

I think vote incentives are nice, but it isn't generally my motivation for voting. I vote because I like the comic and want to see it continue. :)

13th Sep 2018, 1:27 AM edit | delete | reply

I like the expression of panel two in combination with "bizarro world" Jeremy's comment. Dead on with expressions :)

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