Phantom or Raoul?

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Phantom or Raoul?

Phantom or Raoul?

Welcome to yet another SI! Actually, this is only half SI, the other half is a sort of artsy debate/discussion club. But welcome!


How it Works: 

Your name will be a question based on one of the three categories: Musical, Book/Story, or Movie. (Or you can make up a new category, if it seems appropriate. But, for example, no math questions, please. Stick to topics related to the arts, there is a reason that I put this thread in Pudding's Place.) For example, ExampleCBer1's question could be,

"Is Javert a hero or a villain?" 

Then, someone might reply,

"Javert is a villain, because he is trying to kill the main character. Are you ExampleCBer37?"

And then someone else might reply,

"Actually, Javert is a hero because he spends the entire musical attempting to do what he thinks is right. Are you ExampleCBer13?"

And so it would go on, with people both trying to guess each other's identities and debating their questions at the same time.


The Rules:

1) Stay respectful, please! This is meant to be fun, do not go overboard and start being rude in order to state your beliefs. (Sorry, I just read the AE war thread, it's gotten me a bit paranoid.)

2) Stick to the theme! You do not have to use only the three categories I provided (Musical, Book/Story, or Movie.) But please keep arts-based.

3) The rest of the rules can be found at this link:


Okay everyone! Have fun!

submitted by Phantom or Raoul?, age It's an SI
(July 17, 2020 - 8:40 am)

Is Frodo a hobbit or a dwarf?

submitted by Frodo Baggins , age 33, Bag End, Hobbiton
(July 17, 2020 - 1:05 pm)
submitted by Top
(July 17, 2020 - 6:44 pm)

A hobbit, because the authour specifies. Are you Jwyn?

submitted by Jack H
(July 17, 2020 - 8:42 pm)

What's in the sugar bowl?

submitted by Sugar Bowl, Unknown
(July 18, 2020 - 11:58 am)

A special chemical thingy made out of horseradish-y stuff that can defeat the Medusoid Mycelium.

From now on, can everyone please post questions that are more debate oriented and not trivia? I don't mean to seem rude, but that is kind of the point of the thread. For example, Sugar Bowl, you might change your question to "Is the sugar bowl really as important as Lemony Snicket makes it out to be?" I'm not saying you should change your question to that, it's just an example.

Sugar Bowl, are you Blackfooted Bobcat? 


submitted by Phantom or Raoul?
(July 18, 2020 - 1:14 pm)

Sorry, I should've been a bit more clear with my question - the online series doesn't count because Daniel Handler didn't actually write for the final season or confirm that book canon lines up with show canon on this point. Since the show writers took a lot of liberties with the source material, I feel that it is fair game. If you'd rather I change it, I totally can!

submitted by Sugar Bowl, Unknown
(July 18, 2020 - 2:44 pm)

Wait. . . that was just in the online series? I haven't actually read the books or watched the shows in a while, and I guess I got them mixed up. Sorry, your question is just fine.

My opinion is that the sugar bowl didn't actually have anything in it. I think that it merely represented power, and everyone wanted it so that their side of the schism would be viewed as the ones who held the power. What is your opinion?

And my guess for who you are is still the same: Are you Blackfooted Bobcat? 

submitted by Phantom or Raoul?
(July 18, 2020 - 4:14 pm)

I think that there are lots of sugar bowls and that they were used by V. F. D. operatives either to transport intel discreetly or perhaps were fitted with microphones (also for gathering intel) There's mention of a "sugar bowl" in the list of contents for the V. F. D. disguise kit, which is given to most operatives (in The Unauthorized Autobiography) and mention of sugar bowls at Lemony and Beatrice's cancelled wedding. Perhaps there are not one, but several sugar bowls being hunted down by both sides of the schism? Considering that a lot of the things we're told about what's inside the sugar bowl are conflicting, I think it's quite possible that Esme is looking for a different sugar bowl than, say, Lemony or Olaf.

@Phantom or Raoul, I am not Blackfooted Bobcat. Are you Jwyn? 

submitted by Sugar Bowl, Unknown
(July 19, 2020 - 7:15 am)

No, I am not Jwyn. Are you Kitten, perhaps?

submitted by Phantom or Raoul?
(July 19, 2020 - 10:01 am)

Nope, not Kitten. Are you Velvet Serpent?

submitted by Sugar Bowl, Unknown
(July 19, 2020 - 2:16 pm)

Nope, not Velvet Serpent. Are you Jwyn?

submitted by Phantom or Raoul?
(July 19, 2020 - 2:36 pm)

This seems fun! Unfortunately, I haven't read/watched the book/movie/show/musical for any of the other questions at all/any time in recent memory, so I can't join those debates. :(

My question is: Did Evan Hansen make the right choice in lying about the letter?

Also, did he fall, or did he let go?

submitted by Evan Hansen
(July 19, 2020 - 8:14 pm)