strip science

newsies.

Spot convinces Race to give up smoking, so Race picks up a new hobby. Spot’s happy. Probably.

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Douglas Clark and Carol M. Bundy were dubbed the The Sunset Strip Killers by the media after they committed of a series of murders in Los Angeles during the late spring and early summer of 1980. They targeted young prostitutes and runaways. Initially, Bundy (no relation to Ted) went to police claiming that her lover, Clark, had just told her that he had shot dead several women. She denied having anything to do with the murders, although she was responsible for the death of her other lover, Jack Murray. She shot him, stabbed him, and then beheaded him for good measure. After this confession, she eventually admitted that she had been present during one of the Sunset Strip murders. According to her she hired a prostitute for Clark as a birthday present when he suddenly shot her in the head while she was performing fellatio. However, Clark insisted that Bundy was the shooter and a long trial followed the pair.

There is a lot of evidence to suggest that Carol and her lover Jack had committed the murders, and Clark had nothing to do with it. This included a piece of bloody scalp being found in a van belonging to Murray. That evidence was mentioned but not introduced at Clark’s trial. Bundy plea bargained and, in return for her testimony, received a life sentence.

Star Butterfly and Marco Diaz in AWKWARD

In “Awkward” reference, flawed protagonist Star (as Peppi) is fantastically imperfect in this middle school graphic novel. She is the new girl at Berrybrook Middle School and is having a hard time fitting in because of her struggles with social anxiety. The work opens with the young teen pushing away the first person who tries to help her, Marco (as Jaime), and it only gets more awkward from there. A feud between Star’s after-school art club and Marco’s science club springs up. Can the two groups stop fighting long enough to earn a spot in the school fair? Will she overcome her social anxiety and apologize to him? Will any of them feel comfortable enough in their own skins to have a good school year? The story is told with a clear, believable voice. Diversity is reflected in this average middle school setting, and there are characters from a variety of ethnicities and are differently abled.

thanks to discovery chn for reminding me that shark week (!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THE BEST WEEK OF THE YEAR) is coming this july and as you all i know i fucking love sharks. so in honor of shark week this year i’ll be posting new TA au (aka the long suffering prof!hyukjae & his totally hot awesome ta!donghae and their marine biology love story ft. glitter and stripping for SCIENCE) everyday during shark week. it’ll probably teaser length bc i want to LIVE OKKKK and since i should have plenty of time (SHOULD DONT JINX URSELF TRINA) and im already trying to come up ideas for the 8 days i’ll be posting TA au next month hopefully IT ALL WILL WORK OUT -cross fingers-. 

also, IM DEFINITELY GOING TO POST THE FIELD CLASS TRIP AKA SURVIVAL RETREAT SCENE BC IT’S HILARIOUS AND THE HORRIFIED FACE HYUKJAE MAKES WHEN DONGHAE STRIP AND DIVE WITH SHARKS IS MY FAV THING EVER.