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Am I the only one that...

Is it weird that I completely love it when we get, like, snippets of Nancy’s friends’ lives outside of Nancy and the “mystery world”? Like I loved hearing that the Hardy Boys were in business school (even ‘on the side’ as they put it) and George had a job and was doing things at the Technology of Tomorrow Institute (that we saw in SPY). And even as drawn out as Ned’s whole “I don’t have a life outside you” thing in CAP, in VEN he was doing research at a medical library and I TOTALLY WANTED MORE ON THAT. I LOVE hearing that they have lives and aspirations outside Nancy. I even excessively called Deirdre in DED because I just loved hearing her talk about all the things she was doing at college. It just makes them all sound… I don’t know, grown up? Even though the older games are my all time faves, this is like the main reason I love the really newest games too. It just feels more realistic that way? Someone please tell me I’m not alone in this I’ll love you for forever.

You have to be the kind of person who can make the best out of a Tuesday. You know those people who live for the weekends? They’re wishing their life away. You have to find something worth living for or else you’ll look back and realize you’ve wasted your life away.
—  Drew Marvin, English Teacher
ND Characters Ask Meme~
  • Nancy Drew: What happened to your mom?
  • Ned Nickerson: On a scale of 1 to 10, how worthless are you as a human being?
  • Frank Hardy: Have you ever been friend zoned?
  • Joe Hardy: What's the weirdest thing you own?
  • Bess Marvin: Who's your celebrity crush?
  • George Fayne: What's something that you are a complete nerd over?
  • Carson Drew: Do you ever wish that you could escape reality and become a golf ball?
  • Hannah Gruen: Do you have any "old person" tendencies?

If the Nancy drew series was an anime I feel like Ned would wear classic schoolboy uniforms
Frank would have glasses and be “the hot nerd”
Joe is just… always shirtless… ?
Bess is the cutest w/blush all the time
George would be rocking a pixie cut
Deirdre always with that anime™ cleavage
Nancy doesn’t realize how many people are in love with her

Nancy Drew Dating Simulator

Hey Clue Crew!

So I was thinking about making a ND dating sim with characters from the games, and I wanted to know which characters people would like to see try to win Nancy’s heart! So! I made a survey so people can vote for the characters from each game that they would like to see. I only included recurring characters (Bess, Joe, Frank) in one of their games, however there is an “Other” option in case you want to vote for phone characters or others you don’t see listed. There is also a “None” option if you don’t like any of the characters in a particular game. I will not include children (Jane, Lukas), a deceased character, or someone Nancy is related to. If you have any questions, feel free to message me. Thanks!

NOTE: I’m not setting a deadline, but once submissions slow down I may make another survey to narrow down the number of characters so stay tuned!

  • What she says: I'm fine.
  • What she means: I really don't understand Nancy's letters at the end of the game. She always seems to write them when she solves the mystery, meaning right when she's about to go home, but that doesn't make sense for several reasons. First off, people tend not to write paper letters anymore. Most people will use email because letters are slow. Not to say that Nancy can't be old school, but if she's really writing these letters right when she finishes the mystery, before she goes home, chances are Nancy's going to hop on her plane, get to River Heights, and see Ned/Bess/Hannah/whomever in person long before the letter arrives, making the letter useless. Unless she gets home and her friends are like "Nancy, what happened with that case of yours?" and she's like "Well I have a letter explaining the whole thing heading to you in the mail, so you'll just have to wait and see!" I suppose there are a few cases where Nancy stays for a couple days after solving the mystery, so the letter would make a little sense in that case, but this is pretty rare. Second, there are a bunch of instances where Nancy talks about what happens in the aftermath with each of the characters. Mostly this is fine, sometimes she'll talk about what the person is doing months in the future. Like "______ moved here," or "______ got a new job," "_______ has been really successful," or whatever, and then she talks about how they're loving it, but like?? Nancy??? How long have you stuck around to know how their doing in their new job/home/relationship? I don't think she usually stays for months later so how would she know this information? Or is Nancy for some reason writing these letters from home, months after the mystery? But if this is the case, why write a letter at all when she is in the same town as the person it is addressed to? She could just tell them in person. No need to write a letter. Or even if she did, wouldn't her friends already know most of the letter's contents, assuming Nancy told them about the case? Third, all the letters where Nancy goes into great detail about things she uncovers in the mystery and then follows up with, "oh and by the way, all of this is top secret and I took an oath to never tell a living soul what I just told you, so maybe don't mention this to anyone else :)". She just gives her friends classified information like it's nothing. She doesn't even tell them in private, she just writes it down where anyone could later get their hands on it and read it. And don't even get me started about the photos Nancy sends her friends! Some of them are just awkward pictures of people from the case. So did Nancy just ask, "hey, can I take your picture to send to my boyfriend?" That's weird, Nancy! Or some are pictures of random objects. Does she think to herself, "Yeah, my housekeeper would really like to see this picture of this footprint I found"? And then of course there are the pictures where there would be no way Nancy could ever get the picture in the first place. Like pictures of the culprit smirking evily. Nancy would either have to get that picture before she solved the mystery, in which case why would they be smirking evily if they're still pretending to be good, or she would have to ask them to pose for the picture as they're being arrested or something. Then there are the pictures of the culprit doing something shady or actually committing some crime. If Nancy had a picture of that, she would have had the mystery solved long ago. Or she asked them to pose, which is pretty unlikely. All in all the letters just don't make sense and there are so many problems with them.