Monday, June 6, 2011

We have a winner! And mirrors...we have mirrors.

Congrats to Christina from North Carolina for winning the weekend puzzle contest! (Christina wins Shadow at the Water's Edge game and strategy guide.) Stay tuned for future contests on the Amateur Sleuth blog, you might be the next winner ;).

Here's how the puzzle is solved:
Once you have the pieces in the correct order, find the underlined letters that spell out the following: [Down into the spooky dungeons] which, of course, references The Captive Curse.

Today I've been going through some art files and came across this image:


~Yep, a mirror. Bess's compact to be exact.~
It got me thinking about how often mirrors come into play in the games, as well as the books. Mirrors are very helpful tools, not just for looking in to adjust a girl's makeup, but they are also used for spying around corners, under doors, and behind you. They serve to re-direct light such as in Ransom of the Seven Ships in the cave, or the light in the barn of Secret of the Old Clock. Yet with every single mirror we use or see in the games, not once is Nancy's reflection seen. (There is a reason for that, we like to maintain the ideal Nancy image in every one's mind). Mirrors can create visual tricks and optical illusions (have you really taken a look through one, playing with it to see your familiar surroundings backwards, making the environment foreign to your eyes? I find this so cool!)

Yep, mirrors are awesome! Just don't break any, especially if you are superstitious. I'm sure Nancy isn't worried about bad luck, though. There is always something more sinister at work for her to worry about.

Until tomorrow!
Oh wait! There is a new wallpaper made especially for your smart phone! Check it out if you love the cover art for The Captive Curse.

~Little Jackalope~

4 comments:

Random Nancy Drew Fan =D said...

I forgot to mention mirrors in my first comment. Thank you VERY much for not showing Nancy's face! It feels weird to look at different series of ND books that have pictures of her that never match up (I understand that it's from the numerous authors who write the books). So thanks a lot for never showing her face! I also wanted to mention that playing around with mirrors is a lot of fun (you're right)! I only discovered ND games a couple of years ago and ever since have been trying to catch up with all the mysteries, but so far, I haven't seen any mirrors. Ah well, I will soon!

Yours Truly,
Ms. Random Nancy Drew Fan =D

Random Nancy Drew Fan =D said...

I was wondering, which Nancy Drew Adventure mystery is the best or most popular? I know this is irrelevant to the topic (mirrors and the winner) but I was just wondering...

Yours Truly,
Ms. Random Nancy Drew Fan =D

Little Jackalope said...

Mirrors are used in Secret of the Old Clock and Trail of the Twister for deflecting light, I really like these puzzles.

Usually our most popular is the current or next game to come out. I've heard a few people say around here that lately MHM is a pretty good hit. ;)

Alie-oop said...

MHM is actually one of my favorite classic games to play. You learn so much about creating prop ghosts and history of San Fransisco.
That's actually why I love playing Nancy Drew games. I learn so much about other places or things, like how to ice-fish, play the piano, Hawaii, and Japan, among many other things.