morris 2012

the life and times of ryan ross pt 6


@jen–ne–sais–quoi if you’re still reading, we’re almost there. everyone else, if you’re still reading, i’m impressed. 

in the last chapter, we wrapped up ryan’s experience with being in bands, but we aren’t quite done with his music yet. 

2011 wasn’t very eventful career wise for ryan. he got credit on vices and virtues for his lyrics on Nearly Witches, but the song was written before the split. it was a demo from the cabin album that was scrapped before pretty. odd. 

i hate to tell you, but i barely know anything about ryan in 2011. i know he was dating z. he was friends with and hanging out with Dan Keyes, Alex Greenwald, and Mickey Madden (you may recognize him from maroon 5) i know he and brendon were still talking to each other on twitter. it seems like ryan spent 2011 just kinda hangin out and getting used to being in the public eye a lot less

there are many people that think that he, z, and alex were all three in a relationship at one point (i’m one of those people) but there’s no proof. 

this is him and z on halloween in 2011

moving on to 2012. i was 14/15 in 2012 and this is when my ryan ross love began, so i was witness to the rest of this. this was like, prime twitter time for ryan ross. also a bit of an eventful year for poor ryro.

good things first!

he featured on 2 songs for william beckett’s solo ep, our story’s already been told and stuck in love. here’s a cute video. he also sang in a more amor song, beach bones. he’s adorable in the video here. note that Tom Oakes is in More Amor. he and ryan are good friends and used to play hockey together. there are people who ship tom and ryan too. 

ryan and z are still together (i think. does anyone actually know when they broke up? were they ever actually together together?) and ryan promotes/supports z’s new band JJAMZ (James Valentine, Jason Boesel, Alex Greenwald, Michael Runion, and Z Berg) a lot on twitter 

the more 2012 goes on, the more time ryan spends with dan keyes. they’re best friends it’s adorable (in case you didn’t get the pattern, people shipped ryan and dan too, but more on that later)

there’s also some keltie drama in 2012. i know, you thought we left keltie behind. i failed to mention that ryan and keltie had adopted a dog, Hobo. 

keltie took hobo when they split. now back to the 2012 drama. keltie had a hard time letting ryan go. honestly, if you google it, you can find a ton of examples of her not being over ryan and if you ever read her book, she calls him Dreamer. so in august of 2012, keltie tweets this mess (notice who responds) 

and ryan subtweets her by saying “i just wanted to see my dog. HIYA!” 

2012 seems to be when ryan really starts to show the public how much he loves hockey and baseball, specifically the LA Kings and the Dodgers. a lot of his instagram in 2012 is sports. he also starts playing hockey 

late in 2012 he spent all his time with dan keyes, at least going by his instagram and twitter. 

he also promised new music in 2012, which, well, we got some demos in 2013?

he becomes friends with Jeremy Burke in 2012 too, which is cool because he’s probably ryan’s best friend here in 2017

unfortunately, ryan also started conversing with shane morris in 2012. shane is a mostly awful human being who was at one point ryan’s friend and manager.

the worst thing to happen in 2012 is the panic! stalker. she has since apologized and stopped, so i don’t want to get into it too much. you can dig into that on your own if you would like. long story short, a girl hacked some facebook accounts and got ryan’s imessage. then she texted him for at least 6 months pretending to be brendon. she obtained a ton of personal information from him and others and shared screenshots of a bunch of messages. i don’t feel comfortable sharing them, but there not that hard to find if you want to know. 

ryan’s twitter in 2012 is some relatable things, promo-ing his friends, and things that make absolutely no sense.

the best thing about 2012 is that he got the cutest cat in the world, Captain Knots. his instagram becomes a shrine to his cat. i am okay with this

that’s pretty much all for 2012. i’ll see you next time for more of ryan’s friends and his cat!


But if you close your eyes,
Does it almost feel like
Nothing changed at all?

omnibus #truecrime list

after spending far too many hours of my life watching “cold cases” / “48 hours” / “wives with knives”, i have attempt to construct a close-to-exhaustive list of the best of the true crime genre. 

thank you to henry joost, dv devincentis, natalie guevara, irina aleksander, willie thurlow & isabel halley for their suggestions.


  • Fatal Vision, Joe McGuinness (1983)
  • A Wilderness of Error, Errol Morris (2012)
  • Blind Faith, Joe McGuinness (1989)
  • The Stranger Beside Me, Anne Rule (1980)
  • Naked in the Window: The Fatal Marriage of Ana Mendieta and Carl Andre, Robert Katz (1990)
  • Blood and Money, Thomas Thompson (1976)
  • The Journalist and the Murderer, Janet Malcolm (1990)
  • Iphigenia in Forest Hills: Anatomy of a Murder Trial, Janet Malcolm (2011)
  • The Executioner’s Song, Norman Mailer (1980)
  • Helter Skelter, Vincent Bugliosi (1974)
  • Lost Girls: An Unsolved American Murder, Robert Kolker (2013)
  • The Night Stalker, Philip Carlo (2006)
  • Homicide, David Simon (1991)
  • The Good Nurse: A True Story of Medicine, Madness and Murder, Charles Graeber (2013)
  • People Who Eat Darkness, Richard Lloyd Parry
  • Blind, Torture, Kill: The Inside Story of the BTK Murderer, Roy Wenzi (2008)
  • In Cold Blood, Truman Capote (1965)
  • Devil’s Knot: The True Story of the West Memphis Three, Mara Leveritt (2002)
  • The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America, Erik Larson (2004)
  • Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith, Jon Krakauer (2003)
  • The Red Parts: A Memoir, Maggie Nelson (2007)
  • Jane: A Murder, Maggie Nelson (2005)
  • American Eve: Evelyn Nesbitt & Stanford White, and The Crime of the Century, Paula Uruburu (2009) 
  • Skyjack: The Hunt for D.B. Cooper, Geoffrey Gray (2012)
  • Columbine, Dave Cullen (2009)


  • The Staircase or Soupçons, Jean Xavier de Lestrade (2004)
  • The Imposter, Bart Layton (2012)
  • Capturing The Friedmans, Andrew Jarecki (2003)
  • Errol Morris’ First Person specifically, S1 Ep. 5 “The Parrot” and S1 Ep. 8 “In The Kingdom of a Unabomber” (2000)
  • Captivated: The Trials of Pamela Smart, Jeremiah Zagar (2014)
  • Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills (1996)
  • Into The Abyss, Werner Herzog (2013)
  • Cold Case Files: Obsession: Dave Reichart and the Green River Killer (2005)
  • The Cheshire Murders (2013)
  • Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father, Kurt Kuenne (2008)
  • Murder on a Sunday Morning, Jean Xavier de Lestrade (2004)
  • There’s Something Wrong With Aunt Diane (2011)
  • Crazy Love, Dan Klores (2007)
  • Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer, Nick Broomfield (2003)
  • Brother’s Keeper, Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky (1992)
  • The Central Park Five, Ken Burns (2013)
  • The Thin Blue Line, Errol Morris (1988)
  • Tabloid, Errol Morris (2011)
  • The Jinx, Andrew Jarecki (2015)
  • The Perverted World of Marc Dextrou (2005)
  • Killer in a Small Town: The Ipswich Murders (The Suffolk Strangler) (2009)
  • The Pig Farm [Canada’s most prolific serial killer Robert Pickton] (2011)

Fictionalized Film/TV Series for Lovers of True Crime:

  • True Detective (2014)
  • Red Riding Trilogy: In The Year of Our Lord 1983, 1980, 1974 (2009)
  • Twin Peaks (1990)
  • Silence of The Lambs (1991)
  • The Killing (2011)
  • Top of The Lake, Jane Campion (2013)
  • Fatal Vision (1984)
  • Zodiac, David Fincher (2007)
  • Reversal of Fortune (1990)
  • Se7en, David Fincher (1995)
  • Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer, John McNaughton (1990)
  • The Fall (BBC Series - 2013+)
  • The X-Files (1993)

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore - 2012 yılında en iyi kısa animasyon film ödülünü almış olan bu film her kitap sever mutlaka izlemeli :)