The Harbinger of Destruction

Unfortunately, I’ve lost my voice. I don’t know who took it, but I won’t be able to make a video today. Instead, I’ll write in order to share what I’ve learned.

Several days ago, Bond and Burtis both felt the need to defend themselves against our sleuthing abilities. Their methods were weak and far-fetched, we can’t trust either of them. There’s no way elves would use a sickle for making toys. There has been no news from Black. I looked through her videos again, trying to search for clues. The last video of her and El Jota seems to have been corrupted, because the audio is muffled by background noise.

I did some sleuthing, because I know that New York is a Russian Colony, to see if maybe Pennsylvania was one as well. Lo and behold, it’s the home of the Mid-Atlantic Russian Business Council. I also checked the census information, and there are some areas of Pennsylvania that are as much as a quarter Russian. What’s more, in the post he made, the video he linked is from Dr. Strangelove, which as everyone knows is all about the Russians.

From Wikipedia:

Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, commonly known as Dr. Strangelove, is a 1964 satirical film about the Cold War in which an insane renegade general attempts to start a nuclear war and others attempt to avert it.

I don’t want to play ad-hominem, but this isn’t boding well for Bond.

As for Burtis, she’s much more difficult to pin down. I only have information from her videos. I did find some rather interesting things- in her Week 3 video, she makes some… interesting comments.

Let bygones be bygones, let water flow under the bridge… Burtis has a dark past that she wants to hide. A dark past with Jack.

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But why? What could be so bad that she wants nobody to look into her past? What could happen? And then, I realized the connection between Burtis and Jack. What could Jack hold over her to use as blackmail? What is the one thing that a woman wants to protect more than anything?

Her children.

All of this brings us to Black. Is she the impartial judge, or the harbinger of evil? After all, Noircat is hers. She works for Burtis. She had or has close contact with Jack. It’s possible that she is being used as a pawn for Jack’s benefit, or she is the vessel through which Jack warns ds106 of what is to come.

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These videos are a warning for something. I don’t know what they mean, I don’t know what could happen. But here is a masterpost containing all of the evidence from these videos.

I’ll wait for Donnie and Lilah to give me reports of what they’ve found this week before making any accusations. Once we compile the evidence, we’ll see the connections more clearly.

Stay safe, stay inside.

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Evidence #1

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Guys, guys, guys! I just received a suspicious email thorough my work account. I did a screenshot for you, but the pictures didn’t make much sense to me. The return address was fake, and there was no subject. Not sure if this can be trusted, but after tirelessly investigating Black, and coming up with nothing, this is my best lead to go on. So I’m going to analyze the pictures over the next few days and let you know what I come up with. And I could use fresh pairs of eyes on this, so if you have spare time (I know you’re busy investigating you people) feel free to take a stab at them. If you need larger copies, I have them downloaded onto my computer, so shoot me an email if you need a larger size.

Warning

Thought of warning a few of the scoundrels we may pick up during our work.

Warning

Stirrup Trouble will turn your world upside down, and pull all the skeletons out of your closet if we need to. Being a widower, I don’t want to see any relationship take a wrong turn. It’d throw a wrench into my memories.

Threw a couple of silhouettes in there to keep the high contrast in your mind. Relationships are black and white. Maybe binary sits better with you modern folk.

If you’re going to be with someone. Stick with them or drop them. If you don’t, well, that’s why we’re here.
Donnie Rawlen

The Logos of Logos

So Bananas set up a nice site for us here. Thought I’d spruce it up a bit with a logo for our new front. Names are nice, but imagery can add a bit more depth, from my experience.

Wanted to keep it slim and dark.

Stirrup Trouble will be investigating, so I kept our name under the lights. Reminded me of a downtown neon sign when I put this together.

Then I thought of the darkness. There was too much. We’ll illuminate the dark and gritty details, so I put our stirrup over there. Used it as a D to clue people in on our purpose, to boot. Made sense to me.

Here it is, nice and big:

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-Donnie Rawlen