Fusion #14 Page 17

4th Jul 2017, 7:01 AM in Something to Brood About
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Fusion #14 Page 17
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EssayBee 4th Jul 2017, 7:01 AM edit delete
EssayBee
Here's page 17 of Fusion #14, and Adam lays out the logic behind knowing what Bob said.
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Tolrick 4th Jul 2017, 10:54 AM edit delete reply
Looks like Savuun isn't quite done trying to one-up the master detective of her world.

Curious to see if she can pull it off or if he'll have one more tag after that.

And then there's still someone in the air vent learning quite a lot.
While maybe not on Adam's evel in the deduction department, I suspect he's no slouch, and he has been given a lot of information to work with here.
jamoecw 4th Jul 2017, 11:49 AM edit delete reply
are you sure that is an actual air vent and not a place specifically designed so that he can eavesdrop? it is quite big for an air vent, quite structurally sound for an air vent, and rather not venting much air for an air vent.

it would be funny if we all thought it was an air vent but it turned out to be there just for dandy's benefit, or actually end up being a secret access tunnel for brooder.
Black Rose 5th Jul 2017, 9:09 PM edit delete reply
Ooh! Blackmail!!!
Black Rose 7th Jul 2017, 11:26 PM edit delete reply
Who or what is Dupin???
EssayBee 8th Jul 2017, 12:08 PM edit delete reply
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That's a reference to Edgar Allan Poe's detective character Auguste Dupin, who, in Murder in the Rue Morgue, famously followed his partner's train of thought over the course of a walk through several blocks. Holmes even remarks on Dupin in A Study in Scarlet.
Black Rose 8th Jul 2017, 11:05 PM edit delete reply
Don't forget that Dupin appeared in The Purloined Letter.
...(RockB) 9th Nov 2017, 3:17 PM edit delete reply
...(RockB)
I'll let that slip, suspension of disbelief and all, but I "believe" this only to humor the writer.

This was a typical Holmes-like guess, an educated guess maybe, but still a guess that was more lucky than educated. It could have been anything, a joke, a meme, a rhyme, another song. And from deducting that Savun was lying about what "Bob" said, one could conclude that "Bob" was saying something not nice, but only roughly how much not nice. "Shut up, Bob" tells nothing, even a nice remark could be untoward at a specific time, but knowing the time, the situation and that a remark has been considered untoward tells you very little about the nature of the remark. Even knowing Savunn's personality very well and taking that into account would not tell you enough about every unheard remark that was answered with "Shut up, Bob", and it would tell you even less about a remark that was answered with something no other remark was answered with up to now.

Guesswork and luck.
EssayBee 10th Nov 2017, 10:55 PM edit delete reply
EssayBee
There is truth to this, but Adam also had a fairly specific context for the comment. So he knew Bob's comment was most likely something goofy, juvenile, and had to do with teasing someone about liking someone. The rhyme was an obvious contender, and happened to fit with the timing of Savunn's pause to listen. Not to say luck doesn't play a part in it, but it's pretty much a matter of mental poker--keeping track of cards and making an educated guess based on odds.
...(RockB) 11th Nov 2017, 5:28 AM edit delete reply
...(RockB)
*nod* Yes, the timing, and he knew (with maximal likelihood) the general direction of the unheard remark. So less luck than I thought.