Given the name Laura, a diary, and a tape to begin the murder investigation with, I was hoping it would develop into a clearer nod to Twin Peaks... but then it was over.
Most of the points I give this are for the amazing music.
I'm sorry, I love the backward-as-shit characters but the puzzle is basically solved by clicking at every (x,y) coordinate on the screen in hopes that an item is hiding there. I like adventure games for how they generally *don't* give you a repetitive strain injury and this one does.
So I wander to the edge of the screen, and now I'm warped back to the middle. And this time I can't wander as far, even in the direction where all the stuff appears to be, without warping back to the middle. So I can't do anything. The controls are terrible anyway even if they worked, and walk is waaaay too slow and run is slightly too slow, at least, too slow when coupled with how awkward the controls are. Obviously the wacky scenery is great so I'm sure there is a game in here somewhere.
I don't know if the crystal ball wisdom is supposed to be a joke, but the one about women talking 3x more than men is a well-known myth. They talk about the same amount. http://people.ischool.berkeley.edu/~nunberg/beckies.html