Elaborating on the “RP” on the back of the EAR map I mentioned on my new POI page, let’s just take a look at the sequence of the scrawls here. Clearly EAR is doodling. Things come to him while idly scribbling one day. There is some pointless calligraphy and then he decides to go back and puts a swirl on it from the “come from” jot. Then he puts a solid bar by the beginning of his calligraphic doodles.
The result is RP or even RIP. It is this “P” which gives us the impression that UNSHMENT actually reads PUNSHMENT. From the layers of pencil it is obvious that the RP came first and this “P” inspired “PUNISHMENT.” He must have noticed he didn’t write an “I,” so when he draws the circle through the UNSHMENT he cuts of the “N” giving the appearance that there is an “I” there.
Let’s look at it on color.
This evolved before EAR’s eyes and he ran with it. The color gives you the sequence– red, then blue, then black.
So from doodles did it become RIP or RP? Because UNSHMENT clearly comes after, we know he realized that a “P” formed from his doodlings. The bar on the first calligraphic doodle is after-the-fact and it does form “R.”
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Since 1990 Gian J. Quasar has investigated a broad range of mysterious subjects, from strange disappearances to serial murders, earning in that time the unique distinction of being likened to “the real life Kolchak.” However, he is much more at home with being called The Quester. “He’s bloody eccentric, an historian with no qualifications who sticks his nose into affairs and gets results.” He is the author of several books, one of which inspired a Resolution in Congress.