246 Things Bones Has Taught Me

1. 6,7,16 are Carbon, Nitrogen and Sulfur on the Periodic Table of Elements
2. If you plan to murder someone do it on a plane right before you land in a different country
3. What it means to be a rational thinker. And that being irrational sometimes is ok
4. There is such a thing as fate
5. Everything happens eventually. But nothing happens unless first a dream
6. There’s more than one kind of family
7. How to get someone off on murder charges
8. The definition of true friendship
9. 246 ways how NOT to kill someone, because you will get caught
10. When “the” is not the first word in the episode title, shits about to get real (ie Aliens in a Spaceship)
11. The skeletal system is the best part of the human body
12. A million little facts curtesy of Vincent Nigel Murray
13. All the words to Hot Blooded
14. Nothing good happens when the clock says 4:47
15. Everyone deserves happiness, love, laughter, friendship, purpose, and a dance
16. Very few people are scary once they have been poked in the eyes
17. Don’t ramble on and on about conspiracy theories. You never know who is really listening to you and what they might do with that information
18. People do almost anything for family (even murdering the deputy director of the FBI)
19. To appreciate Brainy Smurf
20. Never trust a Russian knife throwing act in the circus
21. You can buy weapons at the mall. But wanting a gun for the sole reason of shooting people is not a good enough reason
22. The plot to strangers on a train
23. How to save someone with compartment syndrome
24. How to make a carbon dioxide scrubber
25. If you start hallucinating cartoon characters and dead soldiers you probably have a brain tumor
26. To search for the truth even if it leads to unwanted results
27. Chasing someone may be the smartest decision you ever make and being chased may be your greatest joy
28. Diplomatic immunity is extremely inconvenient
29. Even scientists can change (and we are all glad she did)
30. To fight. Even when the odds are stacked against you
31. Sometimes you just have to dance to the music that’s playing
32. 1 Corinthians 13:4
33. We can’t change who we are (but thankfully he’s a sexy FBI agent)
34. To not be distracted by the shiny baubles, because you might miss what really matters
35. People make their lives out of chaos and hope. And love.
36. The center has to be solid because the center must hold
37. Daffodil, Daisy, and Jupiter will always hold a special meaning
38. Sometimes you have to take the brain and put it in neutral. Then take the heart and pop it into overdrive
39. There is someone for everyone, someone you’re meant to spend the rest of your life with. You just have to be open enough to see it
40. Sarcasm does not play well on the forensic platform
41. Any lock worth picking is worth kicking
42. There are mysteries I will never understand but everywhere I look I see proof that for every effect there is a corresponding cause
43. Sometimes we have to have the ability to substitute optimism for reality
44. Try to get the signal before you are living with regrets (because we are all glad she did!)
45. That doing the same thing over and over, expecting different results is the definition of insanity
46. That people are more than just psychology
47. To find someone who makes your life messy, and confusing, and unfocused, and irrational, and wonderful
48. Go to the company Christmas party; because friends don’t let friends photocopy their butts at company Christmas parties
49. To appreciate Christmas Eve day. It’s both an Eve and a day, it’s a Christmas miracle
50. That there are more things in heaven and earth than are dreamt of in science
51. To find that person who will never make you fall and who will always be there
52. Be respectful of others. You never know what scars they carry on their back. Metaphorically or literally.
53. Life is a lot more than what can be cooked up in a chemistry set. Miracles do happen.
54. Phylogenetic Systematics
55. Always play in the key of G demolished.
56. To not jump to conclusions until all the evidence is in
57. If your world gets turned upside down, give it time, it takes three days for it to turn right side up again
58. That there are burdens which allow us to fly
59. We all share in the loss of a life. No matter who it is.
60. Glug-Glug Woo-hoo!
61. Ergo, ipso facto columbo oreo.
62. Beer from Missouri goes great with leftovers
63. Love changes everything
64. All the words to “Keep on Trying”
65. There is a mystery to life
66. That Wonder Woman is better than Cat Woman
67. WASP stands for White Anglo-Saxon Protestant (but we are really talking about the buzzing pest)
68. Booth is Superman (he beats up bad guys and leaps over things. Not to mention he is married to Wonder Woman)
69. All organisms evolve and develop along patterns only recognized in retrospect (and thank god her life didn’t exist outside the laws of nature)
70. Sometimes you have to have absolute faith in someone
71. All pigs are now named Jasper
72. Beer hats in the bathtub solve all problems
73. Having to hire two nannies (one to watch the kid and the other to watch the first nanny) isn’t crazy it just shows how much you care about your child
74. Sometimes it’s ok to let the ice cream melt
75. The garage is an excellent place to store C4
76. Hearts can’t be broken they can only be crushed. But her heart muscle is bigger than people give her credit for
77. Inertia demands us to keep going
78. The washing machine makes for a great make out location
79. That he’s with Bones. All the way. Don’t doubt it for a second. Because she’s his standard.
80. Sometimes you have to be bad to be good. That way your frontal lobe won’t be a dried up raisin.
81. What goes on between them is just theirs
82. Shooting machine guns is a totally acceptable way to celebrate valentines day.
83. Dancing Phalanges
84. Everyone deserves a knight in standard issue FBI body armor.
85. A rubber band is a great anger management tool
86. Sometimes you have to have the guts of a gambler and take that risk.
87. Don’t judge someone before you get to know them because she’s not a cold fish and he’s not a superstitious moron. She has a soul and he has a brain
88. That it’s illegal to have premarital sex in Virginia (but that didn’t stop them)
89. When you eliminate the possible, you are left with the truth, no matter how improbable.
90. That being the best doesn’t mean being perfect
91. That a stand up crook is better than a crooked cop. Any day of the week.
92. That when two people make love they break the laws of physics, they become one. It’s a miracle.
93. That pigs in a blanket and Mac n Cheese are gods perfect food
94. Sometimes the best gift you could give someone is not a material item. (We are all glad of the gift she gave to Zach)
95. No changies. No take backs.
96. Your gut doesn’t have any special powers but listening to it every once in a while is a good idea.
97. Sequences and patterns will continue until something disrupts the pattern.
98. Everyone has a puckish side that will not be denied.
99. Up and forward are only two directions. Science should look in all directions. (She taught us all that)
100. That everyone deserves a love that is more than just 3 weeks a year
101. To never travel to New Orleans alone.
102. That the swings make for the perfect first date location.
103. How not to act at a funeral (unless translation has occurred)
104. To learn to not fight to change the past. The pain is a part of who we are.
105. That life never comes easy. But nothing of value is ever easy.
106. To never skip snack time. Or meals. Or food in general.
107. That “The Lime in the Coconut” will hold a special place in all our hearts. Because that was his jam.
108. To find that one person who will never betray you.
109. Page 187.
110. That having a high IQ is no excuse not to bathe.
111. That friends never send friends’ fathers to the electric chair.
112. To never underestimate criminals with only one leg
113. That sometimes people don’t need time and space. Just some time.
114. That there’s nothing wrong with living in the moment; but it’s good to see what the future holds
115. That infinity goes in both directions. So we all will get a second chance
116. To dive into life, be courageous. Question things. Be happy. And don’t forget to laugh
117. That sometimes, love trumps logic.
118. To love everyday.
119. To never take life for granted. There are no guarantees.
120. That people lie; but bones always tell the truth
121. That loving someone, and everything around it, is worth it.
122. That there’s nothing more important than having hope.
123. Meatball and peppers make the perfect sandwich.
124. That addiction is a lifelong battle.
125. Always tell your partner that you aren’t really dead, you just had to fake your death to catch the bad guy
126. Don’t sleep with your college professors. They may get jealous when the student surpasses the teacher.
127. How to make the best Mac n cheese (so good he wants to be alone with it).
128. That you may choose to part with old items but you will never part with the memories you created with them.
129. That the world is a lot better than we think it is.
130. Every once in awhile Pinky can stump The Brain.
131. That there is such a thing as beginners luck.
132. To take a ride on the vomet comet.
133. That babies need grills.
134. Blackmailing a federal agent, while not recommended, seemed to work out for both parties in this situation
135. That if you end up being the parent to the best car salesman (or woman) that’s ok.
136. That it is totally worth it to have your own happiness completely contingent on another person.
137. That if you keep living trying to protect yourself, nothing is ever going to touch you.
138. To give yourself a chance to be happy. Even if that means moving on.
139. That my heart isn’t someone’s to claim, it’s mine to give away
140. That character is who we are under pressure; not who you are when everything’s fine.
141. That just because something’s difficult, doesn’t mean that I shouldn’t do it.
142. That no matter the anthropological reasons, we fight to make the world a better place.
143. Don’t touch the bobble head Bobby
144. All the different reasons the FBI is given jurisdiction in a murder investigation
145. Sometimes you just have to flash your boobs to get information
146. To stand up and defend your friends.
147. That aliens don’t wear loafers.
148. That things don’t always end up as neatly as we wanted them too.
149. That we are all born unique and our experiences mold and change us.
150. You can be a polymath without being a douche.
151. That Pluto’s no longer a planet. It was demoted.
152. To leave life having given more than you’ve taken.
153. That love cannot be explained. It is beyond science, or religion. Beyond mind, or reason.
154. If you don’t have a gun, an app will work just fine.
155. That you don’t always get to pick your nicknames.
156. That living with a disability is not by any means a death sentence.
157. That it’s ok to plan your own surprise birthday party.
158. To expect the unexpected. It might lead to the greatest parts of your life.
159. Never turn down the chance to conduct a science experiment.
160. That purple elephants are wrong.
161. That his “charm smile” is just a sign of respect.
162. Skalle.
163. That Kansas gets boring after awhile.
164. That someone in your corner makes all the difference.
165. To never light cigarettes in an outhouse
166. The most beautiful things in the world are sunsets, the Mona Lisa and a perfectly thrown spiral.
167. Do NOT piss off your boss. If there’s a spider infestation just take care of it.
168. To take a ceramics class every once in a while.
169. Never pay for a plumber. Just get a “For Dummies” book and you’re all set.
170. That partners don’t say “forget it”
171. That you’re never too old to laugh at “boner”
172. That “the man” buys all the office furniture.
173. That he was right, bones really are the heart of the matter.
174. To enjoy a ceramics class every once and a while.
175. To always swim with a buddy.
176. The definition of a philistine, and luddite
177. To never steal evidence from a murder victims house.
178. That sometimes the relationship that didn’t work out leads you to the one that does.
179. That parents do a lot of crazy things just because they love their children.
180. That you can’t just kill Agent Andy.
181. That they were never just partners.
182. The difference between being impervious and being strong.
183. That we each learn to survive in our own way.
184. Norwegian death metal
185. To appreciate the magic of the Egyptian room
186. That he will always be King of the Lab. Even if he’s the only one who cares.
187. Diner eggs are simple magic.
188. Nunchucks are not toys. Seriously.
189. That your brain cannot digest breakfast burritos.
190. Never shoot an ice cream truck (even if you do offer to replace the clown).
191. To always respect the cocky belt buckle.
192. To never trust a washed up army fighter
193. To go to prom.
194. That each squintern brought something special to the team. We could never just choose one.
195. To be weary of bank vaults.
196. That if you have no other plans, racing beetles on a Friday night is totally acceptable.
197. To never be afraid to find a new passion
198. To love your work. Life is too short not to
199. Even an empiricist can have a heart.
200. That the definition of being “stupid in love” is spending $3000 for a quarter ounce of perfume.
201. That in 30, or 40, or 50 years we can all say we knew. Right from the beginning
202. That life is really just a lot of loose ends.
203. As long as a person has enough, they don’t need more.
204. To never be ashamed of where you came from.
205. That happiness comes from what you already have.
206. That wanting things to work and making things work are two different things.
207. To never stop being yourself.
208. That if he flies to New Orleans just to make sure you’re ok, you’re not just partners
209. To appreciate Alfred Hitchcock movies
210. Never try to fit stadium seats into an elevator during a blizzard.
211. To give a piece of yourself every once in a while.
212. That getting blown up may just be a part of the job description.
213. To appreciate hospital pudding.
214. The wedding was worth the wait.
215. To appreciate Cyndi Lauper
216. Setting up a rescue at the airport is an acceptable way to get back on someone’s good side
217. Female friendships before male romantic partners
218. That we are not our parents.
219. To watch out for serial killers on Craig’s list
220. To go to the Louvre.
221. That we can’t always save our siblings from everything.
222. Sometimes it’s ok to lie your ass off to the FBI
223. The only acceptable reason to leave the hospital AMA is to save your “partner”
224. To always wear a mask when cutting into bone.
225. That life works out.
226. That 306 pages for a will is not at all excessive.
227. To let someone else drive in London.
228. That life is hard and painful, but we fight together.
229. That your boss can’t be your lovely assistant.
230. That stuffed animals make great baby gifts
231. That nothing brings people together like a Christmas lung fungus.
232. Be weary of someone who takes New York action
234. A jail cell can be a perfect place for a wedding.
235. Never route against the Flyers.
236. To go to the museum more often. You never know who you’ll find
237. The best conversations happen in cars.
238. To appreciate colorful socks
239. That it takes all of us. Every single one.
240. To look forward to what ever happens next.
241. That it was worth the ride. Everything about it.
242. When the network moves you into every possible time slot it can only mean they love you.
243. To love.
244. That 12 years is a long time. And a lot of magic.
245. That it’s all about the cast.
246. To never doubt the little show that could.

So Season 12 is it; here’s to the last 12 years and to everything that happens next!

glambertal  asked:

Im writing a character who is supposed to be an terrifyingly lethal fighter, so I'm wondering how it's possible to kill someone without a weapon (other than snapping a neck)

I’m tempted to be glib, and simply say that your character’s limbs and body are weapons, but let’s start by turning this one around.

First, snapping someone’s neck, the way you see in films, doesn’t work. You can annoy someone, and rack up an attempted murder charge, but it doesn’t actually work. That said, the list of things that can, in fact, kill someone is not short, ranging from blood chokes (where the attacker holds their opponent in a headlock which obstructs the carotid artery) to crushing the trachea, rupturing the kidney (though this one will take awhile), or any number of other attacks that will interrupt the victim’s ability to continue getting oxygen to their brain.

So, go back to that comment about your body being a weapon. It’s a concept that’s pretty easy to dismiss as pseudo-mysticism; doing that is a mistake. The important thing to take away from that phrase is the mindset. With enough creativity and dedication, just about anything can be a weapon. A character who’s willing to walk into a fight, grab their opponent by the skull and ram them face first onto a chunk of rebar is using weapons. They’re using their body and environment.

This is also where the idea of a character using a weapon being limited comes from. Again, it’s an idea that’s easy to dismiss as abstract philosophy, but it does reflect a kind of thinking that people, including writers, can trap themselves with. “I have a sword, therefore, I can…” as opposed to, “I have all these options to turn my enemies into meat pudding.”

I realize this isn’t, exactly, the catalogue of kill strikes you were hoping for. If you’re looking for more discussion on brutality and it’s psychological impact on combat, I would suggest you take a look at our The Only Unfair Fight tag.


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Jay Z, Weinstein Company to Make Trayvon Martin Film and Documentary Series (EXCLUSIVE)
Shawn “Jay Z” Carter and the Weinstein Company are partnering on an ambitious series of film and television projects about Trayvon Martin, Variety has learned.
By Justin Kroll, Brent Lang

The indie label and the rap icon won a heated bidding war for the rights to two books — “Suspicion Nation: The Inside Story of the Trayvon Martin Injustice and Why We Continue to Repeat It” and “Rest in Power: The Enduring Life of Trayvon Martin.” The 2012 shooting of the 17-year-old Martin sparked a national debate about racial profiling and inequities of the criminal justice system that brought about the Black Lives Matter movement. The African-American high school student was killed by George Zimmerman, a 28-year-old mixed race Hispanic man, who was a member of the neighborhood watch in his Florida community. He claimed he shot Martin, who was unarmed, in self defense after the two became involved in a physical altercation. Zimmerman’s acquittal on a second-degree murder charge inspired protests around the country.

“Suspicion Nation” is by Lisa Bloom and recounts her experience covering the trial for NBC. She looks at the mistakes made by prosecutors that caused them to lose what she describes as a “winnable case.” “Rest in Power” is by Martin’s parents, Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin. It tells a more personal story, looking at Martin’s childhood and the aftermath of his death.

The plan is to make a six-part docu-series with Jay Z producing as part of a first-look deal he signed with the studio last September. The indie studio will also develop a narrative feature film. The Weinstein Company earned critical raves for “Fruitvale Station,” another true story, about the death of Oscar Grant, an unarmed black man who was killed in 2009 by a BART police officer.

The Weinstein Company confirmed the deal, but declined to offer comment.

There were several other studios interested in the project, including Fox Searchlight, Universal on behalf of Will Packer, and Ted Field. The Weinstein Company closed the deal last week. TWC honchos Harvey Weinstein and David Glasser had a marathon meeting on Oscar weekend in their Los Angeles office with Jay Z and Martin’s parents. They made it clear that they were most concerned with seeing their son’s life and legacy honored.

The authors were represented by Jan Miller and Lacy Lynch of Dupree Miller & Associates. Glasser, Weinstein, and Jay Z brokered the deal for the company.

  • Mulder: You know that manslaughter is the least serious murder charge?
  • Scully: You don't say.
  • Mulder: Manslaughter. Literally, the slaughter of a man. Sounds brutal, doesn't it?
  • Scully: Heinous.
  • Mulder: Yet it's the most socially acceptable form of murder.
  • Scully: So you think we should change the name.
  • Mulder: Yes, I do. How about "inadvertent life-ending"?
  • Scully: "Unintentional snuff-out".
  • Mulder: How about "I can't believe it's not murder"?
Crime Viral about Dylann Roof

8 Most Disturbing Dylann Roof Quotes From His Confession and Trial 

Dylann Roof was convicted in December 2016 of 33 federal charges, including murder and hate crimes - it has just been announced that he will face the death penalty. 

On June 15th, 2015, white supremacist Roof, attended a service at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in downtown Charleston, South Carolina. Assistant US attorney Jay Richardson said, “They welcomed a 13th person that night … with a kind word, a Bible, a handout and a chair,” during his closing argument. “He ad come with a hateful heart and a Glock .45.”

Roof opened fire, nine of the twelve people lost their lives, including the senior pastor, state senator Clementa C. Pinckney - the tragic incident is now known as the Charleston church massacre. 

The following morning Roof was arrested and he confessed to committing the shooting in hopes of igniting a race war. During the trial that followed, he showed no remorse. 

The following quotes from Roof are all very disturbing and the look into the mind of a cold blooded killer… 

During the shooting: 

Survivor Jennifer Pinckney heard Roof as he was shooting say: 

“I’m not crazy, I had to do this.” 

During his confessional statement: 

“I just, I went to that church in Charleston and I did it, you know?” 

When asked by investigators how many people he had killed - he replied: 

“Five, not really sure. Maybe four?” 

When asked he said anything to the victims before he started shooting - he replied: 

“I didn’t say anything to them before. It was very fast.” 

“I had to do it because … somebody had to do something, because black people are killing white people everyday - on the streets.” 

“What I did is still minuscule to what they’re doing to white people every day. I do consider myself a white supremacist.” 


“I don’t know how many people were in there or anything like that.” 

Investigator: “If I told you nine people died - what would you say?” 

“I wouldn’t believe you. There wasn’t even nine people there! Are you guys lying to me?” 

Investigator: “No.” 

Investigator: “Are you guilty?” 

(laughing) “Yes… we all know I’m guilty.” 

During the trial: 

“I still feel like I had to do it. Anyone who hates anything in their mind has a good reason for it.” 

When asked if he believed he was mentally fit: 

“The point is,  I’m not going to lie to you. I trust people I shouldn’t but other than that, there’s nothing wrong with me psychologically.” 

Experts from notes he wrote days after the shooting - the following notes were read out in court: 

“I am not sorry, I have not shed a tear for the innocent people I killed. 

“I would like to make it crystal clear I do not regret what I did.” 

“I do feel sorry for the innocent white children forced to live in this sick country and I do feel sorry for the innocent white people that are killed daily at the hands of the lower races. I have shed a tear of self-pity for myself.” 

“I feel pity that I had to do what I did in the first place. I feel pity that I had to give up my life because of a situation that should never have existed.” 

Full confessional video: 

  • Liv: You know that manslaughter is the least serious murder charge?
  • Ravi: You don't say.
  • Liv: Manslaughter. Literally, the slaughter of a man. Sounds brutal, doesn't it?
  • Ravi: Heinous.
  • Liv: Yet it's the most socially acceptable form of murder.
  • Ravi: So you think we should change the name.
  • Liv: Yes, I do How about "inadvertent life-ending"?
  • Ravi: "Unintentional snuff-out".
  • Liv: How about "I can't believe it's not murder"?
He yelled ‘Get out of my country,’ witnesses say, and then shot 2 men from India, killing one - The Washington Post

just one more reminder that there are more white home grown murderers and terrorists than anything else:

“A 51-year-old man faces first-degree murder charges after shooting three men in an Olathe, Kan., bar Wednesday night, police say, reportedly telling two of them, local Garmin engineers from India, to “get out of my country.”

One of the Indian men, Srinivas Kuchibhotla, 32, died in the hospital later from his wounds.

Authorities would not classify the shooting as a hate crime, but federal law enforcement officials said Thursday they are investigating with local police to determine if it was “bias motivated.””

Hannibal s1 #moments:

  • Abigail’s sweet neckscarves
  • Hannibal powerbombing Alanas head into the wall like a notre dame quarterback
  • Abigail tripping on Hannibal’s mushroom tea…#shedidthat also Hannibal convincing alana he just gave her half a valium 
  • Hannibal flirting with alana like hes never powerbombed her head into any wall, never not once
  • “did u just smell me”
  • Frank: please be my cheese friend Hannibal: lol no thirsty ass 
  • Hannibal: please be my cheese friend Bedelia: lol no thirsty ass
  • every development of the chesapeake ripper case that Hannibal is present for and makes him go :) what silly bullshit do u think u have 2day
  • arguably the funniest moment of the entire series when 12 minutes into the eighth episode the forensics gang is looking at Tobias’ cello victim and will graham out of the goddamn dark corner of the room goes “i wanted to get a good sound out of you” AND THEY JUST LOOK AT HIM AND GO BACK TO WORK 
  • Tobias and Hannibal having murderer dinner and will charging in to tell Hannibal about being rejected by alana
  • Franklin trying to psychoanalyze tobias to impress Hannibal after tobias just KILLED TWO PEOPLE and Hannibal snapping frank’s neck out of second hand embarrassment. Tobias immediately swinging a cello string at Hannibal like a murderous cowboy. a truly iconic episode
  • “i feel responsible for Franklin’s death”
  • will drawing what he thinks is a perfectly normal clock and handing his disasterpiece to Hannibal like a proud 3rd grader
  • Doctor: holy shit half his brain looks like burnt mac n cheese Will: hows my brain did u find anything Doctor: no dude ur imagining it
  • will snatching georgia’s arm skin off and oh shit now hes in the woods!!! that was so scary u guys
  • Hannibal (in his new gentleman’s bubble boy outfit) handing his scissors to georgia and fucking off
  • gideon slapping chilton awake with chilton’s stomach blood all over his fckn hand
  • Hannibal sicing murderers on his best friends bc hes jealous hes not fucking either of them (FOR NOW)
  • “hello will” “hello dr. Lector”

Charlie Brandt was a murderer and suspected serial killer. In 1971, when he was just thirteen years old, he shot both of his parents, killing his pregnant mother and wounding his father. He was court-ordered to undergo three separate psychological evaluations, all of them stating that he didn’t suffer from an obvious mental illness. In the state of Indiana he was too young to be held criminally responsible for his crimes and was never charged with murder. Brandt was sent to a psychiatric hospital and stayed for just over a year, after which his father relocated him and the family to Florida. In 2004, Charlie murdered his wife, Teri Brandt, by stabbing her in the chest seven times with a kitchen knife, then murdered her niece, Michelle Jones, by stabbing her just once in the chest. He proceeded to mutilate her body, decapitating her and removing her heart. After murdering the two women, Charlie committed suicide by hanging himself with a bed sheet from the rafters in the garage. When investigators searched the house they found a few eerie things that stood out to them, such as a detailed poster of the female anatomy on the back of a bedroom door, medical books and books on anatomy with a newspaper clipping of a human heart found inside, and web searches found on a computer consisting of death fantasies, necrophilia, and violence against women. Because of the extreme violence against Michelle investigators started looking into unsolved murders that Charlie may be linked to, noting that it didn’t appear to be done by someone doing it for the first time. Two immediately stood out, one involving the 1995 murder of a sex worker named Darlene Toler that was found decapitated and her heart removed, and the 1989 murder of Sherry Perisho, who was found by local fishermen just four blocks away from Charlie’s house, also missing her heart and was decapitated. Charlie’s description matched a composite sketch of a man seen crossing the highway on the night she was murdered, and Charlie’s own wife suspected he was involved in Sherry’s murder. While some cold cases have been ascribed to Brandt, the true number of his victims will most likely remain unknown.


The Adventure of the Second Stain - Locations

Top - Westminster Abbey, viewed from the House of Parliament 1895

  • “A crime of mysterious character was committed last night at 16 Godolphin Street, one of the old-fashioned and secluded rows of eighteenth century houses which lie between the river and the Abbey, almost in the shadow of the great Tower of the Houses of Parliament.”
    • Note in Book: Godolphin Street is a fictitious address, but there are streets around the Abbey that fit this description well.

Middle Left - Charing Cross Station and Hotel Exterior 1864

Middle Right - Charing Cross Station Interior 1900

  • Mme Fournaye, wife of murdered spy Eduardo Lucas, was spotted causing a scene at Charing Cross the morning after his murder and was arrested four days later in Paris.

Bottom Left - Suspension Bridge, Hammersmith 1887

Bottom Right - King Street, Hammersmith 1903

  • John Mitton, valet to Eduardo Lucas, was cleared of the charge of murder because he was visiting friends in Hammersmith the night of the murder.
    • Note from Book: The original stone pillars of the bridge still stand, but the main support and bridge deck have been replaced to accommodate the increase in traffic and vehicle size.

Books referenced

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The most serious conversation I had with my mom happened last night.  

Mom: why are you so upset?

Me: I’m really pissed off with people who write the chapters of criminal minds

Mom: Why?

Me: for the simple fact that they do not want reid to be happy.

Mom: I do not understand you.

Me: They make reid suffer a lot. He suffered from bullying at his school, his father left him and his mother when he was a child, his mother suffers from a mental illness and is hospitalized in a clinic, his potential girlfriend was murdered in front of him and now he was charged with murder and he’s in jail and some prison thugs want to hit him. IT’S ENOUGH. ENOUGH


I’m so glad to see Jeri Hogarth
I need to know more about her life. Is she okay? Is Pam okay? Is she still being charged with murder? Do they even talk? Does she still see Jessica? I need to know everything!

I did not have a so called troubled childhood. I have everything I needed and then some. Having divorced parents doesn’t mean that you have a “troubled childhood”. This accusation is asinine. I never used drugs to “drown the pain” I have never had any pain to drown. I never intended to shoot the young girl in the church. I never aimed at her and never would have, therefor I resent the attempted murder charge. For the same reason, I resent the two other attempted murder charges.”

Journal of Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof


Excerpts from the confession of Christopher Waide (x), who murdered 19-year-old Lea Porter in 2014.  After being lured to a public area by Lea’s brother, Maxx, Waide admitted his guilt while being recorded on Maxx’s phone.  After punching him in the face, Maxx and a friend forced the 23-year-old to call 911 and confess to the crime. 

He took a plea deal in exchange for a second-degree murder charge, and is currently serving 48 years in prison.  Despite his claims that he disposed of Lea in a dumpster, her body has never been found.

Mafia- Suho

“Things aren’t always as they seem, but the best part of this life.. is everything”

The music was beating through your chest as you danced with your friends. The club was packed tonight, probably because everyone knew that Suho, the leader of the most feared gang, was just released from being detained on a murder charge. All the girls came out to try to get with one of the members and all the guys came out to try to prove themselves to them. 

You, on the other hand were out because you simply wanted to be out. You were the leader of a cartel that put fear into the bodies everyone. You didn’t just go around killing people but you weren’t afraid to. 

Everyone who saw you thought that you were there to congratulate Suho. Rumors were going around that you two were a thing and that your gangs were going to combine but that was far from the truth. 

“Are you going to say hello to him” Your friend asked you while you danced together.

“Why would I want to do something like that? He can speak to me if he wants, I’m not kissing ass.” You defended, sipping from your cup

“It’s not kissing ass babe, it’s being respectful. Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.” 

You stopped dancing and leaned in to whisper to her, “The problem with that statement is that he’s not either of those things.” You raised your eyebrows and gave her a little nod before walking away.

You got stares from everyone as the crowd parted for you. Girls wanted to be you and boys wanted to be with you. You threw your cup on the floor as you walked out of the club. You grabbed a cigarette from your bag and lit it, leaning back on the brick wall you tilted your head back and let the cold, rainy night air fill your nose before you blew out the smoke. 

You were relaxing until you heard a car pull up.


You continued to smoke with your head tilted back until you felt your cigarette being pulled out of your mouth. 

Your eyes snapped open as you punch the person in the stomach and twisted their arm behind their back, pushing their front into the wall.

“Wow. I heard that you were a good fighter but I never expected you to be this good.” The man said. 

You pushed his arm further up his back, “Who are you?”

You heard a safety click on a gun being pulled back and the tip of it touch the back of your head.


“The question is who are you?” The man behind you said.

You went to respond but you were interrupted by slow clapping. Footsteps approached you and you sighed, pushing a little harder on the guy against the bricks. He grunted and the man behind you nudged your head a little harder with the gun.

“Now Y/n how about we stop this and you can come celebrate with me. You know you want to baby girl.” The man who was clapping said. 


“You have a club full of whores in there to celebrate with you.”

“Will you be one of them?”

Almost invisibly you let go of the man you had against the wall, kicked the man who had the gun to your head away from you, and got into Suho’s face. 

“I will never be your whore.” You spat while looking up into his eyes. 

The man with the gun scrambled to his feet and pointed the gun at you again but Suho held his hand up, telling him to stop.

Suho didn’t break eye contact when he reached into the inside pocket of his suit jacket, pulling out a cigarette and placing it in between your lips before lighting it. 

Not once did he break eye contact. 

“You could never be a whore, baby girl. You’re too precious for that.” He leaned and whispered before signalling his crew to follow him into the club. 

You watched as the door closed behind them. You inhaled the smoke from Suho’s cigarette and walked over to his car. You grab your signature red lipstick out of your bag and wrote on the hood of this car:

Thanks for the cig, babe. xoxo

You crumbled the cigarette and smeared it on the hood. 

Originally posted by kingjunmyeonn


Serial killer Fred West pictured with a young baby. Fred and his wife Rose West gained infamy when their crimes came to light in 1994. Police obtained a warrant to dig up the West’s patio after a remark about their daughter Heather, who was missing at the time, ‘being buried under the patio.’ Along with the 11 murders that Fred was charged with (Rose being charged with 10) the West’s also had a history of incestuous sexual abuse. Just 2 years before the murders came to light Fred West had filmed himself raping one of his daughters multiple times, and while the Wests were charged with rape and their children taken into care, they were not convicted as the key witnesses declined to testify.

Ex-MMA fighter War Machine convicted of 29 counts in kidnapping, assault of ex-girlfriend

Former MMA fighter Jonathan Koppenhaver, also known as War Machine, was found guilty of kidnapping and sexually assaulting his ex-girlfriend bya Las Vegas juryon Monday.

Jurors deadlocked on two attempted-murder charges,but Koppenhaver wasconvicted on 29 other counts related tothe beating and sexualassault ofChristine Mackinday, who goes by her adult film name Christy Mack, in August 2014.

Coercion, dissuading a witness, battery by strangulation, kidnapping and sexual assault wereamong the 29 charges on which the former fighter was found guilty.

Koppenhaver was also found guilty of assaulting a male, Corey Thomas, who was in Mack’s apartment the day of the attack. He could face up to life in prison.

Koppenhaver, who will be sentenced in June,went by his birth name during the trial. He legally changed it to War Machine during his 19-fight MMA career.

Duringtestimony,Mackinday alleged Koppenhaverabused andsexually assaultedher during the incident. She suffereda broken nose, missing teeth, fractured eye socket, leg injuries and a lacerated liver. She claimsKoppenhaver cut some of her wigs before inserting aknife in her ear andthreatening to kill her, and sayshegroped,raped her and kickedher in the ribs.

Mackinday, 24, said she was knocked unconscious and woke upon the floor of her bathroom. She said she then ran from her house naked to a neighbors’ home after hearing Koppenhaver rummaging through drawers in her kitchen for another knife after his first knife broke.

Koppenhaver'sattorney conceded his client was guilty of beating Mackindayduring their relationship, but said that he was not guilty of attempted murder and sexual assault charges. The defense team also claimed the fighter suffered from brain injuries from his MMA career and could have had"roid rage" at the time.

Gennady Golovkin stays undefeated with unanimous decision


19 years old Elizaveta Dubrovina (first picture) and her 17 years old sister Stefania (second picture) went through a lot together. They didn’t have a father, their mother never cared about them and girls were left to survive on their own. In addition to that Elizaveta struggled with serious mental illness. Tired of living in poverty Stefania started to work as an escort girl and soon moved in with 42 years old wealthy man. On 24 February 2016 Elizaveta was visiting Stefania in her new apartment. They got into an argument during which Elizaveta stabbed Stefania 140 times. Elizaveta was arrested and charged with murder.