Never apologize for trusting your intuition – your brain can play tricks, your heart can blind, but your gut is always right. - Rachel Wolchin --------------------------------------------------------- Vault I - Open, Vault II - Open, Vault III - Open
So what are people's theories on what happened at the end of this podcast? Was the spirit contained somehow? Did the Librarian of Clarke's Laws survive? Is it odd that the Librarian of the Unknown Mind was acting fairly nonchalant about being possessed when she introduced the follow up bonus episode?
From the sounds of it the Librarian of Clark's Law managed to get out of the room and I assume rushed to get help. I think the Librarian of the Unknown Mind was possessed by the spirit as she would have been yelling too. I'm guessing they somehow got the spirit excised the Librarian and back into the recording. When discussing it, later she did sound upset to me and said she wanted to forget the whole thing. Maybe the librarians of the boundless library are used to such things.
“There is nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact.” ― Arthur Conan Doyle
I have established my place in the puzzle-solving pecking order for Vaults 1, 2 & 3.
On a tangent, as someone who has done acting for film, stage, and radio, I would like to take a moment to relate how different each medium is. Stage acting requires broad, deliberate actions if the audience is supposed to pick up on a specific motion. Such broad actions look fake, and in fact humorous on film, which can tell with close-ups and cuts where your attention should be focused.
Radio, and by extension podcasts, remove the visual cues, making you tell the entire story by sound alone. While foley and music go a long way to fill in the gaps, without a narrator, we're left with only the actors to fully communicate the intent of the scene.
Which brings us to the escape scene of the wallpaper woman. It is, by nature, ambiguous by omission. Some things seem a bit off, like the almost nonchalant response of the Librarian of Clark's Three Laws. "I've got to get out of here. Who locked this door." Delivered in what seems to me to be an unconcerned fashion. Is it a limitation of the medium, not allowing us to see the horror in his eyes?
It's worth pointing out that the tapping at the end is actually on a wax cylinder, based on the audio cues. It's also worth calling out Clark's Third Law. Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
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