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Story 7: Case of the Camera Obscura

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Posted by rubyj, 6:39pm, 8 Nov, 2005

Where did they get the shells?? Circus War??

Posted by LegendaryNAS, 7:28pm, 8 Nov, 2005

I wonder if there is something already on that film from the fridge...

Posted by smjjames, 9:00pm, 8 Nov, 2005

yea they probably are leftovers from the circus war. unless something else happened that would involve military stuff happened in the past that we don't know about.

Posted by elemental, 4:13pm, 9 Nov, 2005

Maybe the Sheriff had taken the gun from a part of town that he wasn't supposed to be in. the other possibility is that the crimes are completely unrelated. i.e. Alex took the film so that the camera would have film and the sheriff took the vase. My only question is why?
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Posted by Super 5, 11:38pm, 9 Nov, 2005

I think we need to wait a little longer to find out what else has been taken and the importence of the decanter. It seems that Rebecca knew it was going to be stolen, so why not hide it away?
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Posted by smjjames, 11:32pm, 11 Nov, 2005

some interesting stuff in this chapter. I bet this special daughterrotype (I know its a term used in filmmaking, but don't know what it is) has something to do with this mystery. and Annabelle was alive at that time.

the clues related to bieng an acrobat come straight from the wednesay that wasn't, so annabelle has something to do with the mystery.

Posted by Rognik, 12:04am, 12 Nov, 2005

Or, at least, we can't rule out the possibility that she helped. However, she and Alex were together the entire day after noon. There was no chance for her to steal the decanter unless Alex stole the film.

Funny. You'd think, if the camera was set up above the cafe, someone would've noticed someone going up to steal the film. Something is very fishy here...

Posted by smjjames, 1:08am, 12 Nov, 2005

where do they say the camera is above the cafe?

Posted by kefanii, 10:29am, 12 Nov, 2005

I'm thinking Alex and Annabelle are partners in crime, perhaps? In the first chapter, it was the Sheriff and Rebecca who had plans and ended up messing them up and hating each other (for a while) so why not Alex and Annabelle? I don't know what their motives would be, but I'm sure we'll see...

Posted by smjjames, 11:48am, 12 Nov, 2005

and in the second one it was Alex and the Sherriff who were working together on it. even though that one turned out to be one big prank, alex and the sherriff did get worried when crystal and turnip went into the forest.

the mysterious presence she felt in the forest could be part of a later story.

also, remember that crystals demon senses got dulled in the first one (although not dulled much cause she still used them in later stories) and now rebeccas witchy senses got dulled, or blocked cause they are not as powerful as demon senses. which would be why Crystal still had use of hers and rebecca's got blocked.

I wonder what the plot mechanism he is trying out? I think its in mystery novel style because alot of the clues so far have been to establish a timeline.

Posted by kefanii, 12:21pm, 12 Nov, 2005

Yeah, a lot of the stories in Spider Cliff follow a formula that's been around... I know I figured out The Wednesday That Wasn't very quickly because it was a lot like Freddy vs. Jason. XD;
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Posted by Deverien, 1:33pm, 12 Nov, 2005

"I wonder what the plot mechanism he is trying out? I think its in mystery novel style because alot of the clues so far have been to establish a timeline."


I think Jason hinted that the plot mechanism would be a format similar to that of the classic film 'Rashomon' (the same format used in the TV show 'Boomtown', and the movie 'Hero').

In other words, at some point, the same story (or parts of the story) is told multiple times from different perspectives.
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