And so at last we see the final piece of the puzzle. Rodney and Dornail simply disagree on Rosa and Silencio. Dornail doesn’t view her really as much of an emotional character and thus pretty much views Silencio as a obsessed murderer. Rodney views Rosa as real and thus the interaction between Rosa and Silencio recolors his perceptions.

To keep Rosa’s sacrifice and integrity in tact Rodney makes a gamble that Silencio will keep his promise not to kill and eventually give up on his violent life if Rodney puts himself as the main focus of his hate.

So now you know why Rodney was the one to smash Rosa on Murder Mountain. As well as the source of his and Dornail’s disagreement about how to handle the truth of Rosa.

At this stage I doubt I’m surprising anyone but these are pieces of the story I’d rather just be explicit rather than implicit. Also the differing opinions on Rosa’s story are why I chose to have the shelf simply narrate Rosa’s life. If they are merely presented as words it’s slightly easier for you to paint the images the way you imagine them. Seems most of you see things Rodney’s way. ha ha. But I imagine there are a few like Dornail who have to wonder why you’d tell someone you never loved them.

Anyway this story is rapidly drawing to a close. Tune in on the next page as Dornail wraps up his recount of Rosa’s story and proves ice water doesn’t run through his veins. ha ha.

Gorilla suit update! HALF WAY DONE! HALF WAY THERE!

I can’t tell you how thankful I am that half the funds on the gorilla suit are in the bag. Guys I really do appreciate it. With half the time remaining don’t forget EVEN A BUCK MAKES A DIFFERENCE!

Speaking of which thanks for the wall paper support!

You guys like your sex and candy! I do appreciate all the support that wall paper has gotten. I mentioned this last time but it bears repeating wall paper donations are the only reason raven’s dojo renewed this year!! I got slammed by debt and didn’t have renewal cash! So thanks again SO MUCH for your donations!

Finally I was supposed to debut the new wall paper collab between me and Adam Black (READ LOCUS!), but it’s 3 am… and I’m a zombie.. So look for that soon.