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Rereading Vol. 19 & 20, Chap. 181-200, Tainted Magic

I decided to call this post “Tainted Magic”, because there are two aspects I would like to focus on: The floppy disk with the drug data which was destroyed by a virus (The Night Baron), and the deadly Magic Lovers Club meeting.


The Virus in the Data:

Aoyama is quite sneaky, giving us readers additional information on the floppy disk to unsettle us. You see, the conversation between the two men in black directly contradicts Vodka’s previous actions.

  • We do know that Vodka called the professor to retrieve the missing floppy disk, because he left a message on the answering machine.
  • After the murder investigation, though, Gin claims that there is no need to worry anymore, because the floppy disk contains a virus that will destroy all relevant data.

These two actions contradict each other. The only reasonable explanation I can come up with is that the floppy disk did not contain said virus until AFTER the police investigation. Instead of retrieving the data, they decided to render the disk unreadable, which would attract less attention than missing evidence.

This theory is consistent with the opinion that I voiced in Tequila’s Death: There might be a mole in the police force.


The Tainted Magician:

Now, I always liked KID, and the magic lovers club reunion had been just an unexpected present - it marked Kid’s return to the series, and it also showed us that the previous crossover was not a singular incident. In fact, Kid is dragged into Conan’s world of doom, because he is being introduced to the concept of murder. Kaito is unable to help, which is why he decides to become the stage assistant instead. He lends Conan a hand, fully acknowledging that he himself is out of his depth. 

There’s something incredibly intriguing about a main character (of his own show) being magnanimous enough to step back when he realizes that the “audience” requires a different show than he is able to provide. Kid doesn’t joke around, he doesn’t disturb the deductions to dazzle with his skills. I am yearning to see the case from Kaito’s perspective, because there’s real character growth in this episode.

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American Airlines cities maps, 1995

The American Airlines network on 15 December 1995: North America (top), South America (centre) and Europe (bottom).

1995 was a year of retrenchment for American. It closed both its Nashville and Raleigh/Durham domestic hubs that year, with only the former still shown as a hub on the North America map, and focused on its core markets, including Chicago O’Hare and Dallas/Fort Worth.

American’s map designers appear a little behind the hub changes. Executives were quoted in news reports at the time saying the Nashville hub closed in the beginning of October, two months before this map.

American operated 644 aircraft, including 35 A300s, 87 757-200s, 19 MD-11s, 260 MD-80s and 75 F-100s, on 15 December 1995, the Flight Fleets Analyzer shows.

GBP to USD and EU conversion

Just for my sugar ladies in the US, Europe and of course the UK. These are the current rates from July 2016 just after the Brexit vote. I know a lot of you get confused with the rates especially the Brits looking at older conversion posts going around. So here’s your updated rough guide between the currencies.

GBP > USD  > EU 

£1  >  $1.33  >   €1.19

£100  >  $133  >   €119

£200  >  $266  >   €238

£300  >  $399  >   €357

£500  >  $665  >   €595

£800  >  $1064 >   €952

£1000  >  $1330  >   €1190

£2000  >  $2660  >   €2380

£3000  >  $3990  >   €3570

£5000  >  $6650  >   €5950

£10,000  >  $13,300  >   €11,900

£20,000  >  $26,600  >   €23,800


I’m not too sure about the average allowance in around Europe (I assume it varies in most countries) however in the UK the average (decent) allowance is relatively similar to the US. Another thing to consider is that sugar culture is less prevalent in the UK and Europe than in the US so there is an awful lot of salt and a lot less whales. Meanwhile the average rent in the UK is considerably less than the larger cities in the US so it does make a slight difference..

All my love to the SBs world round, please reblog for your Brits and Euro babies!

Day Two

I have decided to do the ABC Diet (Ana Boot Camp). It fifty days, but I am determined. Yesterday was day one, and around 450 calories. Today, I’m only eating 366 calories. This is how it goes:

1: 500 calories (or less)
2: 500 calories (or less)
3: 300 calories
4: 400 calories
5: 100 calories
6: 200 caloriies
7: 300 calories
8: 400 calories
9: 500 calories
10: fast
11: 150 calories
12: 200 calories
13: 400 calories
14: 350 calories
15: 250 calories
16: 200 calories
17: fast
18: 200 calories
19: 100 calories
20: fast
21: 300 calories
22: 250 calories
23: 200 calories
24: 150 calories
25: 100 calories
26: 50 calories
27: 100 calories
28: 200 calories
29: 200 calories
30: 300 calories
31: 800
32: fast
33: 250 calories
34: 350 calories
35: 450 calories
36: fast
37: 500 calories
38: 450 calories
39: 400 calories
40: 350 calories
41: 300 calories
42: 250 calories
43: 200 calories
44: 200 calories
45: 250 calories
46: 200 calories
47: 300 calories
48: 200 calories
49: 150 calories
50: fast

I know I can do it. I’m hungry now, but it will get easier.

  • 2017: más de 185 incendios, cerca de 600.000 hectáreas quemadas y 4000 damnificados.
  • Desde 1810: 97 terremotos de una magnitud superior a 7.  
  • En los últimos 200 años:19 inundaciones, 10 incendios mayores, 9 erupciones volcánicas, 4 remociones de tierra y 2 sequías.
  • Durante la Colonia era igual, revelan cientos de crónicas de indias sobre “áreas de destrucción y sacudimiento”.

Que lindo Chile y su gente, parecen estar hechos de hierro. Quiero ser como Chile y su gente cuando sea grande. 

Dieta Ana Boot Camp, mais conhecida como Dieta ABC, dura 50 dias e o cardápio é livre. Basta seguir a quantidade de calorias estipulada.

Dia 01: 500 calorias
Dia 02: 500 calorias
Dia 03: 300 calorias
Dia 04: 400 calorias
Dia 05: 100 calorias
Dia 06: 200 calorias
Dia 07: 300 calorias
Dia 08: 400 calorias
Dia 09: 500 calorias
Dia 10: NF - 0 calorias
Dia 11: 150 calorias
Dia 12: 200 calorias
Dia 13: 400 calorias
Dia 14: 350 calorias
Dia 15: 250 calorias
Dia 16: 200 calorias
Dia 17: NF - 0 calorias
Dia 18: 200 calorias
Dia 19: 100 calorias
Dia 20: NF - 0 calorias
Dia 21: 300 calorias
Dia 22: 250 calorias
Dia 23: 200 calorias
Dia 24: 150 calorias
Dia 25: 100 calorias
Dia 26: 50 calorias
Dia 27: 100 calorias
Dia 28: 200 calorias
Dia 29: 200 calorias
Dia 30: 300 calorias
Dia 31: 800 calorias
Dia 32: NF - 0 calorias
Dia 33: 250 calorias
Dia 34: 350 calorias
Dia 35: 450 calorias
Dia 36: NF - 0 calorias
Dia 37: 500 calorias
Dia 38: 450 calorias
Dia 39: 400 calorias
Dia 40: 350 calorias
Dia 41: 300 calorias
Dia 42: 250 calorias
Dia 43: 200 calorias
Dia 44: 200 calorias
Dia 45: 250 calorias
Dia 46: 200 calorias
Dia 47: 300 calorias
Dia 48: 200 calorias
Dia 49: 150 calorias
Dia 50: NF - 0 calorias

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Just a little bit about this scene

iirc, 19-2000 was like what, their second video? I can’t get over how emblematic this scene, to some degree, is of the entire story. Murdoc is presented with the opportunity to make a good decision (“salvation”) but invariably, he always seems to choose the opposite. IDK if it was intentional, but the foreshadowing is uncanny.