The basic formula of a procedural crime show is always the same: Bad guy murders somebody, police stand around sipping coffee and making puns, forensics wizards come in and wave their magic science wands, bad guy is brought to justice, roll end credits. But is that the way it works in reality? To find out, we spoke to forensic scientist Jennifer Forbes.

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A tip for anyone going through a ‘phase.’
DON’T LET PEOPLE MAKE YOU HIDE IT.
DON’T LET PEOPLE CAUSE YOU TO MISS OUT.
DON’T LET PEOPLE MAKE YOU FEEL STUPID FOR IT.
DON’T LET PEOPLE MAKE YOU FEEL BAD ABOUT IT.
DON’T LET PEOPLE MAKE YOU STOP TALKING ABOUT IT.

This was originally a really long rant but it got too personal so I shortened it to this.  Longer than I thought. So sorry guys but maybe give it a read?

It doesn't matter what you like and how much you talk about it. No one should tell you not to. 
You like One Direction and you’re told they’re just a generic boy band? Fuck ‘em. You go listen to Drag Me Down and Listen to Harry’s vocals at 4:55 onward. DROWN THEM OUT. 
You like 5 Seconds of Summer but people hat their genre of music? Don’t listen to that bull shit. You go listen to Voodoo Doll and appreciate Michael’s voice. 
You like The Beatles but people believe you’re too young to understand them or even know who they are? Tell them to go shove a spork up their asses while you watch Help. 

But it’s not just music people do it to. 

If you enjoy Marvel don’t let people stop you. If you like DC don’t let people make your opinions and interests inferior. You like those comics. You like those films and TV shows. You enjoy all the bad ass characters. You enjoy it loud and proud. 

Enjoy the TV shows you want to. Watch Supernatural, Doctor Who, Hannibal, Sherlock, Teen Wolf, The Flash, Green Arrow, Daredevil, Political Animals, Agent Carter, X Factor, X Files, CSI, Gossip Girl, Gilmore Girls and so many more. Let yourself relate to the characters you need and feel you relate to. Don’t let people pass it off as them just being fictional. 

Read what you want. Get immersed so completely the world seems to stop existing outside of the book. Hate and love with characters and cry and feel. Don’t hold back and don’t put a book down if someone says that the book isn't very good or the movies are better.

If you’re ever told that it’s wrong that you watched something because a certain actor is in it and you genuinely didn't you don’t need to explain it. Same as if you did watch it because that actor was in it and you wanted to see some of their earlier stuff. It’s not anyone else’s business. Go watch The Covenant if you like Sebastian Stan. Enjoy some good old fashioned Fantastic Four. Go watch one episode of CSI because you want to see Misha Collins. Fuck what anyone else says. You do you. 
Go watch the 2009 remake of My Bloody Valentine or House of Wax.

You watch YouTube Let’s Plays? Good. Awesome. If someone tells you it’s pointless, especially if they watch sports on TV which is basically what you’re doing just you have video games instead, sprinkle glitter over their heads and whisper no until they learn to shut their mouths. If you want to watch Cryaotic crap his pants while playing Outlast or get really excited when his ship sales in Life Is Strange. 
If you want to watch Dan and Phil mess about with FnaF then you do that. Don’t stop enjoying Dan falling off of his chair because someone says that YouTube is just full of idiots overreacting. They need to stop and shut up. Reevaluate their own lives because if they’re criticizing the things that bring you joy there is something seriously wrong with the way they think. 

Like what you like and enjoy what you enjoy because it makes you feel good. Don’t censor what you like and do not EVER let someone else censor you. 

Stay safe. Stay happy. Stay warm. Drink enough water and eat enough food. Get some sleep and if you need to take any meds today and you've forgotten, please go take them now. I love you all and if anyone needs to talk just message me. I’m always here to talk to. 

Bye guys.

Love, a concerned and unknown to you friend.