serial killer board

Writing Prompt #288

A sickening grin stretched across their lips, leering down at me as they shuffled through a bag.

“Happy Friday the 13th.” They chuckled. “It’s time to play!”


Photograph of San Augustine County Sheriff deputies, Robert McCroskey and Charles Martin, displaying torture implements found inside and under a cabin that was owned by the parents of serial killer Dean Corll. Corll was also known as ‘The Candyman’ and was responsible for the murders of potentially over 27 young men and boys. The items found included three pairs of plastic gloves, shovels, sacks of lime, rope and his notorious torture board.

I’m going to buy a Spirit/Ouija board and attempt to contact specific people to get some questions answered, if I am able to contact them I will post the questions and the answers they give, I will also post any particularly interesting spirits/demons I encounter randomly as well. So far I am hoping to contact Dylan Klebold, Eric Harris, and Ted Bundy. I’m not sure when I will be able to get a board but until then I’m making a list of questions.
Has anyone else managed to contact a specific person or any of the three people above? If so, how did it go? Do you have any tips? I’m still a newbie and have only used the Ouija board once and it was homemade.

I feel I should say I do not condone the actions of the people mentioned above I’m just curious what they have to say, I have lots of questions and have had an interest in true crime and the paranormal from a young age.

People who are cool:

  • People who are interested in criminology/investigative science/the law system
  • People who have an interest in the psychology of criminals to better understand how the human mind works
  • People who are looking to learn how to protect themselves and others from violence
  • People who are looking to prevent criminals and murderers from carrying out violent actions
  • People who are disgusted by the actions of violent and dangerous criminals and recognize just how awful and fucked up their behavior is/was
  • People who do not romanticize violent crimes and killings in any way shape or form

People/things  who are not fucking okay in any way:

  • “Dylan roof imagines”
  • “Murderers and rapists deserve respect too! They’re just people like you and me :,,,,(”
  • “I bet Jeffery Dahmer was a great kisser <3″
  • *Serial killer memes*
  • “It’s a shame Bundy died….. he was such a hottie :(”
  • “All my favorite people are serial killers~”
  • *Serial killer mood boards and flower crown edits*
  • “Here’s my Eric and Dylan slash fic!!! Haha they’re so cute together”
Its Going to be Okay

I was about to go in and work on asks (again if you’ve sent one there are a lot in there and I’ll get to them all but it will definitely take me a few more days).  But I just want to take a moment and hopefully offer a bit of stress release to the fandom.  

Tuesday everything literally got turned upside down on us as the C Arc turned into AO3 come to life.  They surprised me (Which isn’t easy to do), did things we didn’t want to see, and then totally changed the playing field on us.  Some are excited by the twist while others are devastated.  As usual the source of that is mostly Fitzsimmons. 

We’re here guys.  The Fitznapping, Role Reversal, and Woman on Fire I’ve been predicting since last season is here.  Just not how I though it would be.  The writers did it and turned it on its head.  I said they would do something that would have us freaking the hades out over hiatus and boy did they ever.

With this meta I’m going to break a few things down and offer some hope.  But we still have to prepare for more twists that are going to hurt.  

What will Fitz be like in the Framework?

  • What we know:  He’s seemingly rich and holding his hand out to a woman in the car.  He’s got either minions or bodyguards with him as well.  
  • What we suspect his regret AIDA fixed is:  His father.  If it was something to do with his relationship with Jemma they would not have put the Papa Fitz stuff on the table.  So in this world…AIDA will have given him a father and a supportive one at that.
  • In essence part of how we see Fitz will be if he had a father figure at the very least  He had someone either nurturing his genius/guiding it.  Or he never got into science and is more on the business side of things.  
    • We had lots of fun trying to find the perfect actor for Papa Fitz.  And boy did we find some fun options.  But you know, he’s been here all long.  Radcliffe.  
    • Radcliffe built a utopia…his happily ever after is in there too.  He sees Fitz as the son he never had, wants him working with him, appreciated his talents, and encouraged him.   “I’m not going to let this come between us”.  Bonus the way he touched him when talking about the Framework with AIDA, it was paternal.  
    • Fitz said he saw Radcliffe as a father figure.
    • So that has been fixed now.  Both for the ‘benefit’ of Fitz and Radcliffe.  AIDA makes Radcliffe Fitz’s father in here.   Be it she rewrote history, or lets say the Glasgow mission saved FItz’s Parents…without it they die and Radcliffe adopted him/took him in.   (That serial killer board showed us just how much Coulson has done.  He is patient zero in all this.  Him not joining Shield is what made the biggest wave).  
    • Having the father figure in his life be it Radcliffe or Papa Fitz is one of the things that likely changed FItz’s trajectory the most.  And there is a good chance he never went into the Academy or if he did he was pulled away/into Hydra.  In that case he never met Jemma or knows her in a different way (we’ll get into that later). 
  • I know a big fear will lie in Fitz’s personality really being different. And yes he will be, he’s in a world where he doesn’t have the experiences we have seen shape him.  The Fitz we had now isn’t the Fitz we had in the pilot.  Who he REALLY is is still there.  He is who he is because its who he is, its not is programming (that conversation with Jemma was huge and is going to be the crux of all this).  He’s a good person, who is loving, brave, and loyal.  However, until he remembers we could see a change.  And that’s okay, it will be fun to see Iain strech his legs a big.
    • He could be Evil:  Robo Fitz gave me chills.  Just legit chills.  So we could see a bit of Hydra Super Villain Mad Scientist Fitz here.  
    • He could be an a**:  He is this world version of Quinn or even a bit of Stark  He knows he’s smart, he knows he’s rich, he’s entitled, and manipulative.  Pretty much everything our Fitz is not.  
    • He is himself…but with a twist:   He’s the Fitz we know…but a bit more confident.  Or they have twisted his loyalty and convictions from loyalty to Shield…to Hydra and his father figure.  Remember Garrett said if Fitz joined Hydra in the fall, he’d hold a high rank and that would no doubt come with the kind of trappings we saw him with at the end.  
    • No matter what….Jemma will eventually get through to him.  Its not going to be easy, Jed said it won’t be easy, but she’ll do it eventually.  

Where is Jemma in the Framework:

  • She is NOT in the grave.  Had she projected herself into a dead body she would have died instantly.   Jemma said her Avatar was “running around” in the framework.  A dead body doesn’t do that, this isn’t Walking Dead.  
  • She is NOT on Maveth.  
    • We don’t have time for this.  Period.
    • Jemma is the one who is going to get Fitz to “wake up” and she can’t do that from Maveth.
    • The circumstances that landed her on Maveth in the first place will not have happened because Coulson never joined Shield and I have a hunch things are going very differently with the Inhumans in here.  
    • No writer in their right mind would open that can of worms with us again.  They have been distancing themselves from that story like the plague.  
    • This story is about Jemma getting Fitz back, not him realizing she’s gone and somehow figuring out he needs to get Harold, and its nto going to be Jemma getting off Hell planet and THEN joining the party.
    • Maveth is another world.  The Framework is one work in its own right.
  • Jemma as never scanned so where her Avatar is (like Daisy) is a result of what AIDA did with Fitz, Coulson, May, and Mack.  Now May and Mack won’t have been as big of factor as where Jemma landed.  That is more “I never joined Shield Coulson” and Fitz.  
    • Yes, we could get the he never went to the Academy and therefore they never met.  Plus side we get to see him fall in love with her again.  
    • We could get they are rivals, and look at that enemies to lovers.
  • Jed said that everything in “our world” is in there somehow.  Case in point Ward.  That also means things like Shield (who in an Upside down world would be what Hydra was, lurking and limping along in the shadows), Real Shield (Bobbi, Izzy, Gonzales, and Weaver), Mike/Deathlock, Afterlife (but look for it to have been captured or fallen we can’t get Jaiying, Lincoln, and Raina back).   
    • What if Jemma in this world IS a Double Agent for Shield.  Working within Hydra to steal secrets and take it down.  
  • She’s not JEMMA anymore…she is someone else.

The Grave:

  • Its the back door Jemma was talking about.
  • It does indeed belong to Jemma Anne Simmons and her death has been faked for some reason.  Be it by Fitzsimmons, Hydra, Shield, or Radcliffe.  But like Coulson and Fury’s, its an empty grave.
    • It says “Loving Friend” on it so someone was close to her in this world to put that there.  And it has to be SOMEONE who was scanned.  May, Coulson, Mace, Mack, and Fitz.    
    • This gives rise to Double Agent Jemma.  “Jemma Simmons” in this world is indeed dead and Jemma’s avatar is going by a new name and identity.
    • Jed said that Fitz didn’t seem too phased about her being in the grave.  So that either means that He wasn’t close to her here to have it have an impact…or he knows she’s not in there.

The Hand:

  • They hid who it belonged to for a reason.   But in looking at the positive side of things they gave us Ward… why would they give us Ward and not continue the massacre on our feelings and have some Rando step out with Fitz.  Because they could have done what they did with the hand with ward.  Had Daisy coming out of the bathroom and sees the figure laying in bed…cut away.  Leaving the fandom thinking its Lincoln ALL hiatus and then come back in 16 with SURPRISE!   It wasn’t Lincoln.
    • So in not showing us the hand and confirmring it wasn’t Jemmas it build the suspense and often times our imagination or worst case are far worse than what happens.  So all hiatus they leave us fearing who is coming out of the car next.  
  • Okay so yes, Jed confirmed the hand isn’t Jemma…he said JEMMA.   But…if Jemma Simmons is “dead” her Avatar won’t be going by Jemma will she?  She’ll have a new name/cover so while Jemma might not be coming out of that car next….Lil and her Framework counterpart very well could be.  Jemma here could be a double agent either spying on, protecting, or trying to get to Fitz.  Or is a version of her Radcliffe wanted for his ‘son’.  
    • Another option is that when Jemma “died” in this world Fitz went all Radcliffe on us and created Robo Jemma.  So like Agnes is to AIDA…Jemma’s new counterpart would have a different name.  
  • However we do have to consider other options for that Hand too.
    • AIDA/Agnes:  But not romantically.  Rather if Radcliffe is his father either one could be his “step mother”.  Despite the butterfly effect its hard to get to a point where Fitz meets AIDA on his own.  
    • Bobbi:  She’s undercover in Hydra too, Fitz is her target or she is his bodyguard.  Again NOT romantic.
    • Rando assistant:  So its his version of Anon or AIDA and its not romantic at all.  
    • Rando Girlfriend:  Yes it has to be on the table.  I’m sorry but it does.  I don’t like it.  It don’t want it.  But it has to be there.  It makes me mad as all get out that we have to deal with another form of a love triangle.  Again I feel if it was this option they would have hit us with a truck with it already and really left us in shambles.  IF they do this to us remember….
      • ITS NOT REAL and as soon as Fitz wakes up its all Jemma all the time.  
      • The Jemma Fitz loves is not in the picture.  So he’s not cheating on her or anything like.
      • When Fitz comes out of the Framework Fitz will recognize it was that, in the Framework.  It will not change his feeling for Jemma at all.  “Theirs is a forever love”.  
      • Jemma comes into his life and we get to see her have him fall in love with her all over again.
    • If AIDA has inserted herself in here as Fitz’s Girlfriend is more of a Dragon guarding its treasure.  Its allowing her to keep an eye on him.   Its not because she loves him.  .  

Other points:

  • Jemma needs to get close to Fitz, she needs to be in the mix or in a position where she can do that and start to work on him.  So she can’t be completely off the map here  Get him to wake up.  Get him to want to leave the Framework.  And its not just Fitz she and Daisy have to do this with.  Its May, Coulson, Mack and Mace too.   All the while surviving whatever the crap is going on in that world.  AIDA didn’t program the story, she just changed it at a certain point ans is going from there.  So its a true What If AU.  
    • AIDA allowed x factors in the mix like Ward….this Ward is based off of Coulson, May, Fitz, and even a little bit of Mack.  And is still ‘alive’ here thanks to someone’s regret fix.  
    • This is Ward we are talking about…kind of AOS plot twists.
  • The trick isn’t going to be really finding everyone, its going to be convincing them to ‘come home”.  Convincing them this isn’t real. 
  • Both Radcliffe and AIDA who built the Framework in the first place know how much Fitzsimmons mean to each other.  As does EVERY SINGLE PERSON they scanned in there. 
  • We can’t forget even once they get them to want to come out its Radcliffe who knows where they are and how to do it safely.  RADCLIFFE is the one they have to get to tell them.  And we know he’s pretty dang happy in there, especially if we are right about Fitz.  He’s got his son, powers, Agnes, and no fear of death.  Let me tell you @jessiecrimefighter and I just came up with another one of those really awful ideas.  But in the End its Radcliffe who has to be willing to let them go and die to save them all.  


We have and endgame here guys.  In the gut punch of what we had please don’t lose site of that.  This is TV so we have to suffer before we get these moments.  

  • We endured the hell of Maveth and were rewarded with them becoming Canon and The Singularity.
  • We endured the so close yet so far of A and were rewarded with Sciencing Domestic Fitzsimmons through B (and really we had to know something was coming with all that good).  

Just like in Season three where they set up Perthshire/Jemma pictured them together, that they both loved each other.  It became of matter of getting there.  The bump them was Will, them getting kidnapped, Fitz going to Maveth, and its aftermath.  And we are there again only this time its better.  Its Marriage.   Robo Fitz with the wedding talk was like Fitz watching Jemma’s videos.   A huge “oh my you want that” moment without the other directly saying it.  

Fitz wants to propose, he wants them to get married and grow old together.

Jemma WILL say yes, and she will say yes as soon as she gets him back.

There is NO Universe where FItz doesn’t want to Marry You.

Their’s is a forever love.

THEY WILL MAKE IT BACK TOGETHER….and out pay off at the very least is them engaged if not a wedding.   

Many of us wanted a Woman on Fire Fitznapping…well we got it.  And I said to remind me I wanted it when it was here and not how I pictured it to be.  So that is what I am doing.  

I would also like to point out that the person who has nearly pulled them apart the most is in the mix.   Ward.  Boy do I have some fun theories for him but those are for after the ask box isn’t overflowing.  Especially thanks to Jed’s newest quote.  

I know my meta won’t stop someone from stopping the show if they are upset about the turn.  I know it doesn’t change canon.  I know it doesn’t change we are going to have to suffer a little bit.   What I’m hoping I get across is that the suffering will be worth it.  That we need to stay positive and stay together with this.  Fitzsimmons will be fine, we have that diamond ring just waiting at the end of this.   So hang in there guys.  But in my gut I do believe there are FAR more interssting stories to tell vs just throwing a Rando GF in the mix.  

The Framework is full of love and loss.  Seeing who you really are.  That our experiences help shape us but they don’t define us.  

Off the Island (Oxenfree Fanfic)

Fandom: Oxenfree

Rating: General Audiences

           It always seemed to be dark. And just slightly cold. Not so cold that I thought I might suddenly keel over from hypothermia, but like… that annoying temperature that makes it so that you can’t fall asleep comfortably.

           Being stuck on stupid Edward’s Island for all of eternity was a raw deal, but the dark, slightly cold dimension I’d been sentenced to live in was probably the worst part.

           Eternal damnation? Fine.

           Eternal damp chill? So not okay.

           Plus, the ghosts– or whatever they wanted to be called– weren’t exactly social. And except for the occasional glitched-out radio that scared me out of my pants, they didn’t really communicate with me much. With how eager they were to steal my soul or whatever, I’d at least think they’d want to invite me over for dinner every once in a while. But for the most part they just left me alone.

           Apparently I wasn’t cool enough to be in the ghost club because I hadn’t died on a submarine. Or I hadn’t died at all.

           I still wasn’t super clear on if I was dead or not. I sure felt dead. But maybe that was just the boredom talking.

           I sat on the street light next to the recreation office, looking at the path below.

           I never thought I was a nostalgic person, but for the year I’d been stuck on the island, I found myself returning to familiar places. Fort Milner. Harden Tower. The weird anti-Nazi bomb shelter. Anti-communist bomb shelter? Whatever it was. And the street light.

           It was weird to say that I even missed Clarissa, but I did. Somehow, seeing just how lonely I could be, made me understand why she was the horrific pile of negativity that she’d become after Michael had died.

           “And she fell…” a voice said below me.

           Not a creepy Sunken voice. But a familiar voice. A voice that seemed to be fading in and out like my handheld radio did.

           “Time loop—“. I couldn’t seem to catch an entire sentence. Only pieces. But I still strained to hear. “And back to truth or slap—“.

           “Hello?” I called, wondering if the jerk-face ghosts were pranking me. They hadn’t exactly been hospitable. And if they called me “dear” or “Alexandra” one more time I was likely to lose my crap and try to portal them into oblivion with my radio.

           No one responded to my call and I scrunched up my face in annoyance, before a thought hit me.

           “The radio?” I asked no one in particular. It had let me communicate with the ghosts in this dimension. Why couldn’t it help me talk to people on the other side. Or… the non-other-side. I guess I was on the “other side”.

           Taking the radio from the pocket of my jacket I moved the dial to the right. At 98.1 I felt the familiar pulse of energy in the air around me. It was like electricity or that feeling you get on a roller coaster. Or a mix of those two things together.

           I hadn’t been able to successfully open a portal since I’d been trapped on the ghosty side of things, so this new development was both exciting and a little terrifying. But as I kept the dial at 98.1, the portal continued to open. Without me switching stations.

           “Is this…. Not me?” I asked the emptiness, wondering who could possibly open a portal. Who would even want to? Maybe more dumb kids messing around on the island without knowing what they were getting into.

           Maybe I could warn them away before the Sunken ghosts figured out they were here.

           “I knew I should have asked for that jacket back,” a familiar voice said. It wasn’t static-filled. It wasn’t cutting out. And suddenly, I didn’t feel quite so cold.

           I could feel sun on my face.

           “Michael?” I asked, my eyes wide in disbelief.

           “Oh geez. Don’t give her a heart attack,” Clarissa said, standing below the street light I sat on.

           Her hair was a little lighter now, but other than that she looked exactly like she had the last time I’d seen her. Minus the glowing red eyes and thinly veiled threats of eternal damnation.

           In her defense, she’d been possessed then.


           “What do you mean ‘Clarissa’?” another familiar voice said, running over to the group. “How about, ‘hello best friend who I’ve missed so much. Let me give you ghost powers and tell you the winning lottery numbers’.”

           “Ren,” I practically shouted, now jumping down from the street light, which proved to be a bit more painful on this side of things than it had been on the ghost-filled side. “Ouch.”

           “Yeah, if you could avoid breaking your neck now that we finally have you back, that would be great.”

           “Jonas,” I said, the already-present smile growing across my cheeks.

           “Yeah, and Nona. We get it. You remember our names,” Clarissa said. “Now can we cut the idle chit chat and get out of here before the stupid ghosts figure things out?”

           All of my friends were standing around me in a group. My brother was there. Jonas was there. I couldn’t wrap my mind around it.

           “But Michael was dead,” I said, feeling that this was the most important thing to point out.

           “Rude,” Clarissa replied.

           “I mean… he was dead… and now he’s…. not?”

           “About that,” Michael began, rubbing the back of his neck like it was an embarrassing story and not a life-changing detail. “At first I couldn’t remember what had happened. But things started coming back to me in little flashes.”

           “Little Flashes?” Clarissa asked skeptically.

           “More like he’d suddenly get these massive nosebleeds and say ‘Bioshock Infinite was right all along’,” Ren cut in.

           “I didn’t say that, Ren. You did. I’ve never played that game,” Michael clarified.

           “Anyway,” Ren went on, sounding annoyed at being corrected. “It took some time and a super creepy serial-killer detective board. But we eventually pieced things together. We’ve been coming back to the island every weekend, ever since we figured it out. People basically think we’ve lost it.”

           “But… I don’t understand. How are you here? Or… how am I here?” I asked, feeling my own headache coming on.

           “We tried a lot of different things,” Jonas said, giving me a crooked smile like he was relieved to see me. “Radios. Exorcists.”

           “Digging up Maggie Addler’s dead body to bring you back,” Ren said, ticking it off on his finger.

           “Wait, seriously?” I asked.

           “You can’t listen to anything Ren says,” Nona answered with a shake of her head.

           “In the end, I did what any good big brother would do,” Michael said, taking a step forward and placing a hand on my shoulder. “I made a fake deal with some very gullible ghosts.”

           “Which means we need to get off the island… like now,” Jonas said, suddenly looking uncomfortable. “Because I don’t think those ghosts are as dumb as you think they are, Michael.”

           “Michael and Jonas are having a conversation,” I said to no one in particular. “This is the weirdest day of my life.”

           “Seriously?” Clarissa asked. “Weirder than trapping yourself in a ghost portal to save us?”

           “Weirder than the time Miss Hales made us rap Macbeth?” Ren asked.

           “Ugh, shut up, Ren,” Clarissa said, shooting him a look before returning her gaze to me. “Listen… I know the ghosts asked you to trade me for everyone else. And I know you didn’t take the deal. I also know they gave you another chance to leave me behind to save yourself. And you also didn’t take that deal. You basically sacrificed yourself for the girl who told you you killed your brother. And that… it just… it means a lot. So… thanks.”

           “This is really touching… or whatever… but I think we may be facing a horde of pissed off ghosts if we don’t get out of here soon so, shall we leave?” Jonas asked. He still wore the same ratty beanie he’d worn the night everything had gone sideways.

           Ren still had his ridiculously curly hair and goofy grin. Nona was still quiet. Michael was still the perfect brother. And Clarissa looked like she had before Michael had died. She looked happy. Friendly. Warm.

           I wasn’t sure I believed that we were actually about to get off of Edward’s Island and out of this nightmare. I was sure the Sunken would figure out the not-so-brilliant plan they’d come up with.

           But maybe they wouldn’t. Maybe we’d make it out finally. Together.

           I tucked a strand of teal hair behind my ear and smiled at the people who hadn’t given up on me.

           “I’ve missed you guys.”

Although she looks like she could be your grandmother, Dorothea Puente was guilty of 9 murders and was one of Sacramento’s most unlikely serial killers. She ran a boarding house in the 1980s, and would house mentally disabled or otherwise vulnerable elderly people. She would cash their social-security checks and kill them when they complained. She drugged her victims with sleeping pills, then suffocated them. 

After the disappearance of Alberto Montoya, a schizophrenic man who was put under Puente’s care by the state, a missing person’s report was filed and the boarding house was investigated. Puente was arrested after another tenant told the police of his landlady’s true nature. She received life without the possibility of parole. She continued to maintain her innocence all her life, insisting that all her tenants had died of “natural causes”.

She died on March 27, 2011 in prison in Chowchilla, California at the age of 82 from natural causes.

A Future

Submitted by: cinemariel

Description: My take on what might happen in next week’s episode. With Stiles stuck inside the school and infected with whatever supernatural pathogen the pack is up against and Lydia outside, Lydia worries about the things she won’t have a chance to tell him if he dies. 

Rating: K+

Genre: Angst, Romance

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