Rule of Rose Author Fills In Some Blanks!

There is a very exciting recent addition to the Atlas Rule of Rose website that I just now discovered! Click on the link to that site http://www.atlus.com/ruleofrose/ Then click on “staff”, and then click where it says “special interview”. Then look for where it says “added March 2012″.

You’ll find a brand new article, by one of the authors of Rule of Rose, in which official explanations are given to mysteries not explained in the “Once Upon A Time” chapter!

I’m happy to learn that I had figured out some of them. But other explanations come as a big shock to me!

I need a little time to digest it all. Then I’ll give my reactions in some blog-posts as soon as possible.

—This was an April Fool’s Day post—

What’s Going On in the Corner of the Play Area of the Orphanage? (Part 2)



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See “What’s Going On in the Corner of the Play Area of the Orphanage? (Part 1)” for relevant screen-caps of the Play Area.
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On the map (top picture) the room labeled (26) is the Play Area, and the area labeled (25) is the Balcony. This, it seems to me, makes the window in the corner of the Play Area—that we’ve been examining during this series of blog-posts—the same window near which we see Jennifer and Eleanor standing on the balcony (middle picture).

Notice how the three ropes that hang down from the balcony rail line up with the window. Those ropes hang down toward the strange objects arrayed in front of the “Legend of Stray Dog / Stray Dog kidnaps kidz” drawing (bottom picture).
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An Imp Within An Imp


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In a number of previous blog-posts, I’ve argued that the imps are dream/fantasy representations of what were actually, in Jennifer’s forgotten past, the orphans wearing bags on their heads (i.e. in costumes that started out as Halloween costumes).

The above screen-capture from the “Rag Princess Sews” chapter reveals to us a pig imp as being merely a costume worn by a generic-type imp. I think that this is just a further fantasy/dream distortion of Jennifer’s emerging (previously repressed) memories of the imps as the orphans wearing costumes.
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Does The Hanged Rabbit Doll Have A Bird’s Beak?




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Jay’s high resolution screen-captures have cleared up the ambiguity of the view we get—during the “Once Upon A Time” chapter when Jennifer comments at the table—of the hanged doll in the Cell of Bliss.

One shape that had been proposed (I’ve forgotten by whom) to resemble a bird’s beak turned out just to be the outline of a hatchet. But is there still a bird’s beak (with bird nostrils) to be seen on the doll?

Tell me what you think.
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Hatchets and Reddish Damp Spots In The Cell Of Bliss



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There are two reddish damp spots associated with the table in the Cell of Bliss.

One spot, the smaller spot, centers under the hanged doll, and looks redder near the spot’s center than at the spot’s edges.

The other spot seems, by its shape, to be divided: partly on the table and partly on the floor.

There is a reddish tinge to these damp spots. Could the red be from blood? It doesn’t seem to me to be red enough to be blood, unless those damp spots represent blood stains that have been imperfectly washed up with water. Could that be what they are?
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