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Forgotten MH Fact #34:
While exploring the abandoned hospital in Entry 60, Jay finds the room where the fire seems to have started. In Entry 66, it is revealed that this was Tim’s room when he was a patient at the hospital.
NO OF COURSE NO DEFINITELY NOT IMPLYING THAT because remember, Jay’s apartment burned down too in season one. And that’s why I think you’re right, fire has to be important somehow.
I’m curious about one thing (among many) though: Tim’s “home” (the hospital) burned whenever he (presumably) first came into contact with TO somehow (it’s likely that that’s what his hallucinations were, as he said in 66). A similar thing happened with Jay: his apartment burned down shortly after he’d started to get involved in this whole thing, and had his first (“conscious”) encounter with TO (Entry 23). So…why didn’t Alex’s home get burned at some point?
Someone needs to stop me before I spend the rest of today watching through the entire series for any mention of fire.
OKAY WELL HOLD ON LET’S SEE
There’s also Alex’s story in Entry 38 (which, we must keep in mind, isn’t meant to be taken as an “origin story” for TO, but could still be quite important anyway) where he mentions that the bodies of the people that were strung up in the trees were never cut down. They would just burn the whole tree. So there’s one. And um, as mentioned, there’s Jay’s apartment burning (in Entry 25) and the hospital burning (mentioned in Entry 58 and also 60). And of course, Alex’s original plan was to burn the Marble Hornets tapes, which he actually seemed to succeed in doing with some of them (Entry 69).
It should ALSO be mentioned that many of totheark’s responses (especially many of the earlier ones from season one and some from season two) seem to have “water” themes. And ALSO, it’s rather interesting to me that the film department in Benedict Hall was apparently flooded rather than burned (Entry 81) like all of the aforementioned places.
So there’s that. (If anyone else can think of anything I’m forgetting, feel free to jump in, because this is all just off the top of my head and I know I’m probably missing some)
EDIT: Oh, and there’s the painting of the forest on fire from Entry 20, but who knows if that’s actually important, because OOG apparently that’s just a painting that Brian (real-life Brian, not actor Brian) had in his house.
…I am in awe.
…I’ve watched this series way too many times.
YOU GUYS ARE GETTING TO THE THEORY I’M TALKING ABOUT SO I’M JUST GONNA SAY IT TO IS WEAK SOMEHOW TO FIRE ANYTIME FIRE IS ASSOCIATED IT IS USED TO DESTROY SOMETHING THAT INVOLVES TO AS SOON AS JAY GOT INVOLVED HIS APARTMENT BURNED HOSPITAL? BURNED TAPES and i think masky or hoody are the ones going around burning shit they want to get rid of things possibly involved with TO (via jay-is-not-dead)
Agreement! That seems possible kinda. Either that or the other way around, like it uses fire and it’s weak to water and that’s why TTA is so preoccupied with water.
But no, I think you’re probably onto something, especially NOW THAT I’M CONSIDERING ENTRY 65 AND HOW THE OPERATOR SEEMED TO BE MAYBE TRYING TO DROWN TIM OHHHHHHH
EXACTLY I’M THINKING THAT TIM STARTED THAT FIRE IN THE HOSPITAL AS MASKY, AND THAT’S WHAT GOT TO TO START LEAVING HIM ALONE.
SO TO NOW JUST ASSOCIATES TIM WITH FIRE AND WELL WHAT IS ONE WAY TO PUT A FIRE OUT?
THAT MAKES SENSE!!
ALSO Can I add that totheark is in fact searching for an ark? An ark, a haven, a place of protection against a flood. What if TO is the flood?