Chunky Blues — 33 of 59

Scott Hammack and Jessamin Yu

Release 2

Book 3 - Hypotheses

There is a speculation called the Velvita Meeting. The printed name of the Velvita Meeting is "Velvita Meeting [if hypothesis]Hypothesis[else if theory]Theory[end if]". The ponderance of the Velvita Meeting is "[if hypothesis]Whoever wrote the note in your possession has the same first initial as the missing girl in the photo, but there are thousands of Vs out there. Beyond that, you have no recollection of a meeting between you and the woman in the photograph. You feel like you're on the right track, but you need hard evidence to be sure.[else if theory]You theorize that you met with Velvita Dandyfoppe based on your possession of her engagement ring (previously in your stomach) and a note from 'V' in your wallet. The local newspaper reports her as missing. You have no recollection of your meeting nor of the show to which the note refers. Whatever it is that you've gotten yourself into this time, you feel way in over your head.";

There is a speculation called Cannibalism. The printed name of Cannibalism is "Cannibalism [if hypothesis]Hypothesis[else if theory]Theory[end if]".

There is a speculation called the Hungry Hungry Hobo. The printed name of Hungry Hungry Hobo is "Hungry Hungry Hobo [if hypothesis]Hypothesis[else if theory]Theory[end if]". The ponderance of Hungry Hungry Hobo is "Perhaps the hobo would enjoy one of Inside's and Outside's famous Hamburger sandwiches. More importantly, that act of charity would probably free you of the lingering sense of liberal guilt that's haunted you since you saw him."

There is a speculation called the Elephante Involvement. The printed name of Elephante Involvement is "Elephante Involvement [if hypothesis]Hypothesis[else if theory]Theory[end if]". The ponderance of Elephante Involvement is "So you were thrown out of your apartment because of a sizable debt to Timothy Elephante, who just happens to be the main squeeze of Velvita Dandyfoppe. At or around the same time, you met with Velvita, somehow swallowed her engagement ring, and blacked out, while Velvita went missing.[paragraph break]You're pretty sure this is much more than just a series of small, isolated incidents. It's not clear how it all fits together, but everything seems to link back to this Elephante character. Perhaps a chat with Mr. Elephante is in order."

Before chunking the engagement ring with the Velvita Meeting while the engagement ring is identified:

say "This confirms your hypothesis. You did meet with Velvita, and somehow you ended up swallowing her ring.[paragraph break]";

confirm the Velvita Meeting;

shatter the engagement ring;

shatter the note;

shatter the photograph;

rule succeeds.