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Pydro wrote:

A dancer in a music box?

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Was she the fat lady? Did she stop singing?

No, no, no.


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How did the woman die?

Was it suicide?

Murder?


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Does "she" refer to a person?


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Nielzabub wrote:
How did the woman die?
Yes

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Was it suicide?
No

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Murder?
No

Pydro wrote:

Does "she" refer to a person?

Yes

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Was her death an accident?

Did she die of natural causes?


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Nielzabub wrote:

Was her death an accident?

Yes.

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Did she die of natural causes?

Define what you mean by 'natural causes'.  

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Natural causes are things such as illness or old age. Things that happen naturally to the body.


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Did the music turn off because of a power outage?


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Nielzabub wrote:

Natural causes are things such as illness or old age. Things that happen naturally to the body.

No

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Did the music turn off because of a power outage?

Yes

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Was she attached to a machine keeping her alive?


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Pydro wrote:

Was she plugged into a machine keeping her alive?

No

EDIT: Even with your word choice adjustment, the answer is still no.


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Did the woman trip over something because the lights were out?


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Was she playing a deadly version of musical chairs?


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Nielzabub wrote:

Did the woman trip over something because the lights were out?

No

Pydro wrote:

Was she playing a deadly version of musical chairs?

No

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Was the power outage involved with her death?


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Was she hit by lightning?

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Was she singing in a performance?


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Was the power outage involved with her death?

Yes

Was she hit by lightning?

No

Was she singing in a performance?

No


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Was she taking medication?

Did the power outage cause her to not take her medication when she should've?


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Was the music from a elevator? A ride of some sort?


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Was she taking medication?

Irrelevant

Did the power outage cause her to not take her medication when she should've?

No

Was the music from a elevator?

No

A ride of some sort?

No


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Was the woman in her apartment or house?

Was the woman in a hospital?


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Nielzabub wrote:

Was the woman in her apartment or house?

Was the woman in a hospital?

No and no again


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Was the woman in a building?

Was the woman at work?


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Nielzabub wrote:

Was the woman in a building?

No

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Was the woman at work?

Yes.


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In a plane? Boat? Submarine? Hogie?


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Is the woman a stewardess?


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In a plane? Boat? Submarine? Hogie?

No, No, No, No

Is the woman a stewardess?

No


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Was the woman in a car?

Was the woman in a moving vehicle?


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Does the woman work in a circus?


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Was the woman in a car?

No

Was the woman in a moving vehicle?

No

Does the woman work in a circus?

Yes


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Did she get killed by an animal during the power outage?


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Nielzabub wrote:

Did she get killed by an animal during the power outage?

No

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Was there something nearby that, without electrical power, would be precarious or dangerous?

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I think I've heard this one before, so I abstain.


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Trajector wrote:

Was there something nearby that, without electrical power, would be precarious or dangerous?

No.  (or at least nothing that would be made more dangerous by a lack of power)


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Is she a clown?


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Was her death inevitable even before the music stopped?

Was her death by this means possible before the music stopped?

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Was she trying to leave/escape something, and the lose of power meant that she couldn't?


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Was she about to perform some kind of dangerous act whilst blindfolded (eg jumping of something very high up) and the cue for her to do it was the cessation of the music, at which point, say, she would jump off the high thing and get caught by someone else, so when the power went out the music stopped so she thought it was her cue and jumped, and the person below couldn't see her to catch her and so splat?


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Is she a clown?

No

Was her death inevitable even before the music stopped?

No

Was her death by this means possible before the music stopped?

Yes

Was she trying to leave/escape something, and the lose of power meant that she couldn't?

No

Was she about to perform some kind of dangerous act whilst blindfolded (eg jumping of something very high up) and the cue for her to do it was the cessation of the music, at which point, say, she would jump off the high thing and get caught by someone else, so when the power went out the music stopped so she thought it was her cue and jumped, and the person below couldn't see her to catch her and so splat?

Yes. I could drag this on a little longer, make you figure out exactly what her act was, but you've got the important details, so I won't. She was a blindfolded tightrope walker.  The end of the music was her cue to step off the rope onto the platform and take a bow.  A power outage caused the music to stop when she was 3/4s of the way across.  Since the music had ended, she stepped off... but there was no platform to step onto.

 


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Not so amazing now, are you, Mable?!?!

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La Capitain saved her at the last moment. No one saw her get saved and so time remained intact.


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