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Author Topic: WCDT strips 4281 to 4285 (8th to 12th June 2020)  (Read 5262 times)

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Re: WCDT strips 4281 to 4285 (8th to 12th June 2020)
« Reply #150 on: 15 Jun 2020, 05:45 »

Which is why I observed that the scenario was unlikely.
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Re: WCDT strips 4281 to 4285 (8th to 12th June 2020)
« Reply #151 on: 15 Jun 2020, 06:37 »

It's common for video call software to mirror the video. It makes things less confusing when you're looking at your own feed.

Except it's not.

Look at Monday's comic. Faye is clearly holding the phone in her right hand, but the closeups show the phone in her left. Mirroring would only work inside the video, not on the hand holding the device outside of its screen.
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Re: WCDT strips 4281 to 4285 (8th to 12th June 2020)
« Reply #152 on: 15 Jun 2020, 11:50 »

It wasn't voluntarily given. It just looked that way to the court.

"Looked that way to the court" is kinda the key point.

She gave the police a confession voluntarily and without prompting. Even in the cases of police misconduct, coercion still has to be demonstrated to a judge to a reasonable degree to exclude the confession.

Corpse Witch would still have to prove that she was tortured by Spooky.
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Re: WCDT strips 4281 to 4285 (8th to 12th June 2020)
« Reply #153 on: 15 Jun 2020, 12:19 »

Roko sounded suspicious to me about the eagerness of CW's confession.

Corpse Witch might be thinking Robot Jail was a mistake, but she has no way to protect herself from Arrogant Architeuthis. A restraining order would not work :-)
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Re: WCDT strips 4281 to 4285 (8th to 12th June 2020)
« Reply #154 on: 15 Jun 2020, 14:49 »

It's common for video call software to mirror the video. It makes things less confusing when you're looking at your own feed.

Except it's not.

It is, actually...

Edit: I couldn't originally work out whether, "Except it's not" was "it" was referring to. But now I think this was saying, "It's not mirrored." And actually, that is correct. I've made a post about this further down.

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Re: WCDT strips 4281 to 4285 (8th to 12th June 2020)
« Reply #155 on: 15 Jun 2020, 15:59 »

Roko sounded suspicious to me about the eagerness of CW's confession.

Corpse Witch might be thinking Robot Jail was a mistake, but she has no way to protect herself from Arrogant Architeuthis. A restraining order would not work :-)

CW could appeal. Possibly even successfully.  But she knows full well that she'll turn a corner and:

Hi, remember us?  More to the point, remember our deal?
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Re: WCDT strips 4281 to 4285 (8th to 12th June 2020)
« Reply #156 on: 15 Jun 2020, 16:20 »

Roko sounded suspicious to me about the eagerness of CW's confession.

She did, but she's now done and dusted with that case and with police work in general. She wouldn't now relitigate unless prompted to by some new event, and especially since she is retired, it's unlikely it would come to anything. Especially since CW will not cooperate.

It wasn't voluntarily given. It just looked that way to the court.

"Looked that way to the court" is kinda the key point.

Yes, that's why I posted it.
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Re: WCDT strips 4281 to 4285 (8th to 12th June 2020)
« Reply #157 on: 15 Jun 2020, 19:29 »

But it's very clear in #4285, in the very first panel for example, that the video is mirrored.

Ha ha, no, I got that wrong. That's Mrs Whitaker's perspective, and the video is not mirrored here. Nor should it be - the software only mirrors the video when you're looking at yourself. Forgetting that was my error.

It's the closeup of the phone from Faye's perspective that's wrong, showing the phone being held in the left hand.

So, uh...

In the shots from Faye's mom's tablet, you can see that Faye is holding the phone with her right hand. But the shots of Faye's mom from Faye's phone show Faye's holding the phone with her left.

It's a weird continuity thing, I know, but it is bugging the tar outta me.

This is actually 100% correct, and my initial response was wrong. My bad. I really managed to confuse myself.
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Re: WCDT strips 4281 to 4285 (8th to 12th June 2020)
« Reply #158 on: 16 Jun 2020, 21:19 »

Well thank heavens... I've had enough reality slippage this week. I really thought I was having a moment.
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Re: WCDT strips 4281 to 4285 (8th to 12th June 2020)
« Reply #159 on: 16 Jun 2020, 21:42 »

Sorry for making you doubt your sanity!
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