[Balin] Dread and circuses

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[Balin] Dread and circuses

Postby Balin » Fri Nov 23, 2018 6:52 pm

Jamie enters a house which he knows is unoccupied. Teagan does not see him enter the house, but still makes a phone call. By doing this, she saves Jamie's life. How?
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Re: [Balin] Dread and circuses

Postby Doriana » Fri Nov 23, 2018 10:29 pm

Jamie = H/A/M? Teagan = H/A/F? Do they know each other?

Does Teagan make the phone call with the intention to save Jamie's life? Does she call Jamie? the police? an ambulance?

Would Jamie have died in the house? If so, would it have been an accident? murder? suicide?
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Re: [Balin] Dread and circuses

Postby wolfier » Sat Nov 24, 2018 12:59 am

Has Jamie entered the house before? Does Jamie own the house? Is there actually someone or some animal in the house?
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Re: [Balin] Dread and circuses

Postby Balin » Sun Nov 25, 2018 6:54 pm

Jamie = H/A/M? Yes Teagan = H/A/F? Yes Do they know each other? No

Does Teagan make the phone call with the intention to save Jamie's life? No Does she call Jamie? the police? This an ambulance?

Would Jamie have died in the house? Yes If so, would it have been an accident? Yes, but not a faultless accident murder? suicide?

Has Jamie entered the house before? No Does Jamie own the house? No Is there actually someone or some animal in the house? Not at the moment
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Re: [Balin] Dread and circuses

Postby irishelk » Sun Nov 25, 2018 8:43 pm

Does Teagan own the house? Does she infer someone is in the house without seeing him?

Is she calling the police because she believes he is committing or will commit a crime? Or that a crime is occurring, whether or not she is aware of Jamie? Is his intent in fact to commit a crime?
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Re: [Balin] Dread and circuses

Postby Balin » Tue Nov 27, 2018 12:29 am

Does Teagan own the house? No Does she infer someone is in the house without seeing him? FA

Is she calling the police because she believes he is committing or will commit a crime? Yes Or that a crime is occurring, whether or not she is aware of Jamie? See previous Is his intent in fact to commit a crime? Yes
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Re: [Balin] Dread and circuses

Postby GalFisk » Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:10 am

Does he intend to: squat? Burglarize? Vandalize? Steal? Burn? Flood? Spy? Sabotage? Did he walk into a trap? Is she calling law enforcement? Guards? Building owners? Building occupants? Is the house a home? Relevant how he enters?
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Re: [Balin] Dread and circuses

Postby Balin » Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:46 pm

Does he intend to: squat? Burglarize? This Vandalize? Steal? And this Burn? Flood? Spy? Sabotage? Did he walk into a trap? No Is she calling law enforcement? This Guards? Building owners? Building occupants? Is the house a home? Yes Relevant how he enters? Yope
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Re: [Balin] Dread and circuses

Postby GalFisk » Wed Nov 28, 2018 8:04 am

Does she call because she thinks there is a burglar in the house? If she hadn't called, would he have died inside the house? Get sick or injured I side but die later? If several people had broken in, and no call was made, would they all die?
Cause of death: meteor impact? Explosion? Fire? Suffocation? Strangulation? Drowning? Poisoning? Building collapse? Projectile? Impact? Fall? Dehydration? Starvation? Venom? Animal attack? Chemical substance? Natural disaster? Man made disaster? Criminal act (other than his own)? Negligence?
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Re: [Balin] Dread and circuses

Postby android18 » Wed Nov 28, 2018 1:06 pm

Is his life saved because he is apprehended by police? Would the accident that kills him be his own fault? Teagan's fault? Does he leave the house before the police arrive? Is he arrested?
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Re: [Balin] Dread and circuses

Postby Balin » Wed Nov 28, 2018 7:45 pm

Does she call because she thinks there is a burglar in the house? Yes If she hadn't called, would he have died inside the house? Yes Get sick or injured I side but die later? If several people had broken in, and no call was made, would they all die? Yes
Cause of death: meteor impact? Explosion? Fire? Suffocation? Strangulation? Drowning? Poisoning? This Building collapse? Projectile? Impact? Fall? Dehydration? Starvation? Venom? Animal attack? Chemical substance? Also this Natural disaster? Man made disaster? Criminal act (other than his own)? Negligence?

Is his life saved because he is apprehended by police? Yes Would the accident that kills him be his own fault? Yes Teagan's fault? Does he leave the house before the police arrive? No Is he arrested? Yes
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Re: [Balin] Dread and circuses

Postby Doriana » Wed Nov 28, 2018 8:22 pm

Is there a gas leak in the house?
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Re: [Balin] Dread and circuses

Postby Balin » Wed Nov 28, 2018 9:30 pm

Is there a gas leak in the house? No
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Re: [Balin] Dread and circuses

Postby wolfier » Thu Nov 29, 2018 2:14 am

Is the poison a gas? If so, is it Chlorine? CO? Methane? Climbing of pipes relevant? Would he have knocked down something relevant? A jar of chemical if so? Is there a booby trap?
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Re: [Balin] Dread and circuses

Postby android18 » Thu Nov 29, 2018 2:16 am

Is he trying to steal something that may involve toxic substances? Like kitchen appliances? Something like bleach? Is he careless in his attempting to steal? Would his death be caused by what he wants to steal? Would he die in the room of that item? If so, kitchen? Bedroom? Bathroom? Lounge? Dining room? Garage? Garden?
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Re: [Balin] Dread and circuses

Postby Balin » Thu Nov 29, 2018 6:11 pm

Is the poison a gas? Yes If so, is it Chlorine? CO? Methane? I'm not sure of the exact gas, but it's not CO. Either (or both) of the other two could be the gas Climbing of pipes relevant? No Would he have knocked down something relevant? No A jar of chemical if so? No Is there a booby trap? No

Is he trying to steal something that may involve toxic substances? No Like kitchen appliances? No Something like bleach? No Is he careless in his attempting to steal? I'm not sure if "careless" is the right word, but I'll give it a Yes for now Would his death be caused by what he wants to steal? No Would he die in the room of that item? If so, kitchen? Bedroom? Bathroom? Lounge? Dining room? Garage? Any of these are possible Garden? Probably not this one though
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Re: [Balin] Dread and circuses

Postby irishelk » Fri Nov 30, 2018 1:51 pm

Does the poison belong to the homeowners? Is it stored in the house? If so, in gas form?
Does someone intend to poison someone else at any point?
Is it relevant where the homeowners are? If so, at work? On vacation? With Teagan?
Is the house being fumigated?
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Re: [Balin] Dread and circuses

Postby Balin » Fri Nov 30, 2018 5:39 pm

Does the poison belong to the homeowners? No Is it stored in the house? No, but it is in the house If so, in gas form? Yes
Does someone intend to poison someone else at any point? No, but see below
Is it relevant where the homeowners are? Yes If so, at work? On vacation? This With Teagan?
Is the house being fumigated? YES, and that's a nice chunk of the solution taken out. I think all that's left is how Teagan knew to call the police.
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Re: [Balin] Dread and circuses

Postby GalFisk » Sat Dec 01, 2018 9:23 pm

Did she see light? Hear coughing? Hear something else? Was the house especially well sealed? If so, did she see that the seal was broken?
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Re: [Balin] Dread and circuses

Postby Balin » Sat Dec 01, 2018 10:21 pm

Did she see light? Hear coughing? Hear something else? No to these
Was the house especially well sealed? In a way - explore If so, did she see that the seal was broken? Yope
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Re: [Balin] Dread and circuses

Postby GalFisk » Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:06 am

Did she hear that if was broken? Smell it?
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Re: [Balin] Dread and circuses

Postby Balin » Sun Dec 02, 2018 2:57 pm

Did she hear that if was broken? Smell it? No to both
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Re: [Balin] Dread and circuses

Postby GalFisk » Mon Dec 03, 2018 1:51 pm

Relevant what substance is used for the fumigation? Does she make the call because of something she sees? Hears? Smells? Tastes? Does she call because she thinks someone has broken in? Because poison is leaking out?
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Re: [Balin] Dread and circuses

Postby Balin » Mon Dec 03, 2018 4:00 pm

Relevant what substance is used for the fumigation? No
Does she make the call because of something she sees? This Hears? Smells? Tastes?
Does she call because she thinks someone has broken in? This Because poison is leaking out?
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Re: [Balin] Dread and circuses

Postby JenBurdoo » Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:02 pm

Does she see escaping bugs/rodents/etc?
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Re: [Balin] Dread and circuses

Postby Balin » Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:26 pm

Does she see escaping bugs/rodents/etc? No
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Re: [Balin] Dread and circuses

Postby trebor » Sun Dec 09, 2018 6:38 am

Is Jamie part of the team doing the fumigating?
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Re: [Balin] Dread and circuses

Postby Balin » Sun Dec 09, 2018 2:24 pm

Is Jamie part of the team doing the fumigating? No
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Re: [Balin] Dread and circuses

Postby GalFisk » Sun Dec 09, 2018 2:31 pm

Does she see an object? Does she see light inside? Has the power been disconnected? Have the windows been sealed? Relevant for how long the fumigation is supposed to go on?
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Re: [Balin] Dread and circuses

Postby Balin » Sun Dec 09, 2018 2:56 pm

Does she see an object? For svv of "object" Does she see light inside? No Has the power been disconnected? Presumably Have the windows been sealed? Quite possibly Relevant for how long the fumigation is supposed to go on? No
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