RucyL wrote:I don't believe he was dying and putting pieces of glass again within the border.
Actually, I have to disagree with you on that. Putting the remainder of the mirror back within the border is more crucial than you think. For him to be sure that people know where the mirror came from(and know about the original text "put on mascara"), he has to put it back, since it's more recognizable that way. Also, the border helps the mirror from breaking easier, so I think it's safe to assume that Kohji took it all into consideration.
Thanks, it is what it is for now, just an idea.
What are some of your speculations regarding the message (making it shogi-related)?
Sorry for the double post, I should remember to combine all quotes in one post in future. ^^;
Well, going by the assumption that kohji was trying to connect the message to Chess, something I noticed(which I mentioned in my Kohji case discussion) is that the the numbers in chessboard fits with with the number of letters in the message(chessboard is 8x8, and the message is 8 letters). There were two overall style of decoding that I thought of.
The first is that something about their intended position will reveal the true order of the letters. For that to even make sense, there's info missing, and whether it's something he anticipated Asaka would solve(who might have that missing info) or not, no one would be able to solve it yet.
The second one is that the letters in the message are key to the real letters he was trying to deliver, and that chess is the way to find them. One way I thought of was by distibuting the letters with a position(a chess piece), based on the number they have in the alphabet. After that, I got stuck
(in the end, more info/clues is still needed)
Either way, I'll have to wait until Conan mentions its similarity to a shogi piece. Only then can we be more certain that the message might be connected to Shogi/chess.
Kor wrote:No, it isn't, because it doesn't answer the function of what a plot point is or should be. These are two words that actually mean something in critical analysis.
You name it for me then. The point still came across.