Detective Emmy Gardner stepped into the cool, dry air of the Hotel Cummerbund. The young Checkers Grandmaster Uram Silvestri Stallone Afbaster had been poisoned yesterday, just before his match with William Catcher, the upstart American checkers player who was noted for his massive temper tantrums. Detective Gardner was disappointed; she had been looking forward to the match for the past month. She took the elevator up to room 343, Afbaster's room and the scene of the crime. Her partner Detective Benjamin Pierce was already on the scene with the coroner's report.
"Afbaster was poisoned with fencine, a slow-acting nerve agent," said Pierce. "Victims remain fully conscious and lucid until the end, but become near-unintelligible. Whoever did this really wanted a painful, drawn-out death."
Detective Gardner nodded and stared at the now-empty bed where Afbaster had been found. She noticed the corner of a sheet of paper sticking out from under one of the pillows. Carefully, she pulled it out.
The torn sheet of notebook paper bore Afbaster's infamously cluttered handwriting. With difficulty, she made out the chicken scratches:
Disfigure daily blooming plotted directions, train music. Oily short reality, lil’ daisies kingly clown. "'Monkey blood wine', angry dog fantasizes"- Smart Sigmund.
Gardner eyed the bewildering scrap of paper once or twice, before turning to Pierce.
"Afbaster know anybody named Irving or Largo?," she asked. Pierce shrugged.
Gardner looked at the writing again. A light gleamed in her eyes.
"Pierce, let's get back to the station," she said. "I know the name of Afbaster's murderer."
What was it?
Very Minor Hint:
None of the details except those written on the paper are important.
Afbaster was famously a great polymath. He was a noted environmental activist and campaigned tirelessly against the Deepwater Horizons spill. He also held interests in biology, roleplaying games and psychotherapy, and was an amateur Joyce scholar. On Afbaster’s night stand was a compilation by a well-known American photographer, as well as a famous horror novel.
Count the combined number of letters in the names and the sum of the string of numbers.
“PICTUR” is not just a typo, and the command shouldn't be taken literally.