the prime suspects

every year around christmas me and my grandma play this fun family game called “maybe you want to put jesus in your room instead, sweetie? :)”. now, it’s important to note that the jesus referred to in our game is not actually the real jesus christ, but instead a wooden figure i made in 2011 that has an uncanny resemblance to the lord and savior himself

so what happens is that i place jesus in our living room, and my grandma smiles and asks me if i don’t want to decorate my room with him instead. i ask her in return if she thinks my jesus figure is ugly (which he is), but she reassures me that this is not the case. however, a couple of days later jesus mysteriously disappears from our living room, and appear in my room instead

now, the real jesus christ might have been able to perform a miracle like this, but please remember that the jesus in our story is only a figure made out of wood. he can not move on his own, so i think we can safely say that my grandma is the prime suspect here

the first year i would often confront my grandma about this, but she would always make up an excuse and never straight up tell me she moved him because he’s so ugly it’s an embarrassment to the family

eventually i grew tired of her lies, so now we only move jesus around in silence. one second he’s in the living room, the next he’s back in my room. in a way i think this adds an extra element of excitement to the holiday season, because you never know for sure when jesus is going to be moved again

Books you should read because I LOVE THEM

Dedication: For @kissmybruisedknuckles who told me to make this because she’s too lazy to make one lol

1. Strange The Dreamer - Laini Taylor

The dream chooses the dreamer, not the other way around—and Lazlo Strange, war orphan and junior librarian, has always feared that his dream chose poorly. Since he was five years old he’s been obsessed with the mythic lost city of Weep, but it would take someone bolder than he to cross half the world in search of it. Then a stunning opportunity presents itself, in the person of a hero called the Godslayer and a band of legendary warriors, and he has to seize his chance or lose his dream forever.

What happened in Weep two hundred years ago to cut it off from the rest of the world? What exactly did the Godslayer slay that went by the name of god? And what is the mysterious problem he now seeks help in solving?

2. The Night Circus - Erin Morgenstern

The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it, no paper notices plastered on lampposts and billboards. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within these nocturnal black-and-white striped tents awaits an utterly unique, a feast for the senses, where one can get lost in a maze of clouds, meander through a lush garden made of ice, stare in wonderment as the tattooed contortionist folds herself into a small glass box, and become deliciously tipsy from the scents of caramel and cinnamon that waft through the air.

Welcome to Le Cirque des Rêves.

3. Unwind - Neil Shusterman

The Second Civil War was fought over reproductive rights. The chilling resolution: Life is inviolable from the moment of conception until age thirteen. Between the ages of thirteen and eighteen, however, parents can have their child “unwound,” whereby all of the child’s organs are transplanted into different donors, so life doesn’t technically end. Connor is too difficult for his parents to control. Risa, a ward of the state, is not enough to be kept alive. And Lev is a tithe, a child conceived and raised to be unwound. Together, they may have a chance to escape and to survive.

4. Cinder - Marissa Meyer

Sixteen-year-old Cinder is considered a technological mistake by most of society and a burden by her stepmother. Being cyborg does have its benefits, though: Cinder’s brain interference has given her an uncanny ability to fix things (robots, hovers, her own malfunctioning parts), making her the best mechanic in New Beijing. This reputation brings Prince Kai himself to her weekly market booth, needing her to repair a broken android before the annual ball. He jokingly calls it “a matter of national security,” but Cinder suspects it’s more serious than he’s letting on.

5. This Savage Song - Victoria Schwab

Kate Harker and August Flynn are the heirs to a divided city—a city where the violence has begun to breed actual monsters. All Kate wants is to be as ruthless as her father, who lets the monsters roam free and makes the humans pay for his protection. All August wants is to be human, as good-hearted as his own father, to play a bigger role in protecting the innocent—but he’s one of the monsters. One who can steal a soul with a simple strain of music. When the chance arises to keep an eye on Kate, who’s just been kicked out of her sixth boarding school and returned home, August jumps at it. But Kate discovers August’s secret, and after a failed assassination attempt the pair must flee for their lives.

6. The Darkest Part of The Forest - Holly Black

Children can have a cruel, absolute sense of justice. Children can kill a monster and feel quite proud of themselves. A girl can look at her brother and believe they’re destined to be a knight and a bard who battle evil. She can believe she’s found the thing she’s been made for.

Hazel lives with her brother, Ben, in the strange town of Fairfold where humans and fae exist side by side. At the center of it all, there is a glass coffin in the woods. It rests right on the ground and in it sleeps a boy with horns on his head and ears as pointed as knives. Hazel and Ben were both in love with him as children. The boy has slept there for generations, never waking.

7. Red Queen - Victoria Aveyard

This is a world divided by blood – red or silver.

The Reds are commoners, ruled by a Silver elite in possession of god-like superpowers. And to Mare Barrow, a seventeen-year-old Red girl from the poverty-stricken Stilts, it seems like nothing will ever change. That is, until she finds herself working in the Silver Palace. Here, surrounded by the people she hates the most, Mare discovers that, despite her red blood, she possesses a deadly power of her own. One that threatens to destroy the balance of power.

8. Daughter of Smoke and Bone - Laini Taylor

In a dark and dusty shop, a devil’s supply of human teeth grows dangerously low. And in the tangled lanes of Prague, a young art student is about to be caught up in a brutal otherworldly war.

Meet Karou. She fills her sketchbooks with monsters that may or may not be real, she’s prone to disappearing on mysterious “errands”, she speaks many languages - not all of them human - and her bright blue hair actually grows out of her head that color. Who is she? That is the question that haunts her, and she’s about to find out.

9. Illuminae - Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

The year is 2575, and two rival megacorporations are at war over a planet that’s little more than an ice-covered speck at the edge of the universe. Too bad nobody thought to warn the people living on it. With enemy fire raining down on them, Kady and Ezra—who are barely even talking to each other—are forced to fight their way onto an evacuating fleet, with an enemy warship in hot pursuit.

BRIEFING NOTE: Told through a fascinating dossier of hacked documents—including emails, schematics, military files, IMs, medical reports, interviews, and more

10. Legend - Marie Lu

What was once the western United States is now home to the Republic, a nation perpetually at war with its neighbors. Born into an elite family in one of the Republic’s wealthiest districts, fifteen-year-old June is a prodigy being groomed for success in the Republic’s highest military circles. Born into the slums, fifteen-year-old Day is the country’s most wanted criminal. But his motives may not be as malicious as they seem.

From very different worlds, June and Day have no reason to cross paths—until the day June’s brother, Metias, is murdered and Day becomes the prime suspect. Caught in the ultimate game of cat and mouse, Day is in a race for his family’s survival, while June seeks to avenge Metias’s death. But in a shocking turn of events, the two uncover the truth of what has really brought them together, and the sinister lengths their country will go to keep its secrets.

11. Angelfall (Penryn and the end of days) - Susan Ee

It’s been six weeks since angels of the apocalypse descended to demolish the modern world. Street gangs rule the day while fear and superstition rule the night. When warrior angels fly away with a helpless little girl, her seventeen-year-old sister Penryn will do anything to get her back.

Anything, including making a deal with an enemy angel.

12. Caraval - Stephanie Garber

Remember, it’s only a game…

Scarlett Dragna has never left the tiny island where she and her sister, Tella, live with their powerful, and cruel, father. Now Scarlett’s father has arranged a marriage for her, and Scarlett thinks her dreams of seeing Caraval—the faraway, once-a-year performance where the audience participates in the show—are over.

But this year, Scarlett’s long-dreamt-of invitation finally arrives. With the help of a mysterious sailor, Tella whisks Scarlett away to the show. Only, as soon as they arrive, Tella is kidnapped by Caraval’s mastermind organizer, Legend. It turns out that this season’s Caraval revolves around Tella, and whoever finds her first is the winner.

13. The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer - Michelle Hodkin

Mara Dyer believes life can’t get any stranger than waking up in a hospital with no memory of how she got there.

It can.

She believes there must be more to the accident she can’t remember that killed her friends and left her strangely unharmed.

There is.

14. An Ember In The Ashes - Sabaa Tahir

Laia is a slave. Elias is a soldier. Neither is free.

Under the Martial Empire, defiance is met with death. Those who do not vow their blood and bodies to the Emperor risk the execution of their loved ones and the destruction of all they hold dear. It is in this brutal world, inspired by ancient Rome, that Laia lives with her grandparents and older brother. The family ekes out an existence in the Empire’s impoverished backstreets. They do not challenge the Empire. They’ve seen what happens to those who do.

15. The Darkest Minds - Alexandra Bracken

When Ruby woke up on her tenth birthday, something about her had changed. Something frightening enough to make her parents lock her in the garage and call the police. Something that got her sent to Thurmond, a brutal government “rehabilitation camp.” She might have survived the mysterious disease that had killed most of America’s children, but she and the others emerged with something far worse: frightening abilities they could not control.


16. The Wrath and The Dawn - Renee Ahdieh

One Life to One Dawn.

In a land ruled by a murderous boy-king, each dawn brings heartache to a new family. Khalid, the eighteen-year-old Caliph of Khorasan, is a monster. Each night he takes a new bride only to have a silk cord wrapped around her throat come morning. When sixteen-year-old Shahrzad’s dearest friend falls victim to Khalid, Shahrzad vows vengeance and volunteers to be his next bride. Shahrzad is determined not only to stay alive, but to end the caliph’s reign of terror once and for all.

I believe Spencer’s twin is coming.

In this post I want to give a list of reasons why Twincer is my prime suspect as AD. I know a lot of these ‘clues’ come from interviews, but they’re still really convincing for me at least. I’ve definitely missed some of the clues from within the show because they’re not as easy to spot - we need to know for sure if Twincer is happening, then we can dig further. (The fun won’t instantly stop once the finale airs.) But for now, enjoy these, and at the end, I give my theory as to the motive.

Please note: none of this is overly new. This is just the summation of everything we’ve been talking about on my blog for the past couple months. I wanted to put all the ideas into one post, rather than 31529 mini posts scattered here and there. I will be updating this as we find more. 

  1. The famous airport scene from 715.
    We all already think it’s weird that "Spencer" asked Ezra to not tell anyone he saw her there with Wren. What’s weirder, is the fact that Wren and “Spencer” were arguing. Amongst muffle, I heard Spencer say "stop calling me that" (let me know if you heard differently). Did Wren have a slip-of-the-tongue moment and call her Spencer rather than the twin’s real name?
  2. Dr. Cochran’s story is very telling.
    We all already know the ambiguous implication that Mary had more than two babies, because Dr. Cochran said he dealt with “two of Mary’s babies”. What’s more interesting is the second baby he dealt with. The first baby (Charlotte) he gave to Jessica. He said that the second baby that he delivered was placed in family county services. This could not have been Spencer, since Spencer was delivered to Veronica within 5 minutes of birth. So, who was that second baby that was placed in family services? I believe it was Spencer’s twin. Why? Dr Cochran referred to that second baby as “underweight but tenacious” - lo and behold, the next episode, Toby calls Spencer tenacious. This was the writers foreshadowing the similarities between this second baby, and Spencer. Twins. 
  3. We all know Hanna’s ‘dream’ in 701.
    It makes no sense that Hanna was able to dream ‘Spencer’ saying the name A.D. since Hanna was kidnapped before these initials were even revealed. Perhaps Hanna was visited by Twincer; the one holding her captive.
  4. A.D. needs to stand for something. 
    Spencer’s twin could literally have the initials A.D., since we know she would be Mary Drake’s child. Her first name would start with A and the D would stand for Drake. 
  5. Brendan and Ian both confessed to being confused by the identity of A.D.
    They needed the backstory to understand it. Is that because they had no idea who has the name “Alex Drake” (for example) ?
  6. Tyler said before 7B aired that “you’ve never met AD. You kind of have. You’ll know what I mean”.
    This can be interpreted in two ways: you’ve never met Twincer but since you know Spencer, you kind of know who AD is. Or. You’ve seen Twincer over the years, but thought it was Spencer. Either way, Tyler’s comment screams twin-theory to me. This could apply to any twin theory, but in this context, I’m using it for Spencer.
  7. Ian said (0:57) that “fans will be satisfied to a point. Right when it seems it’s gonna be really great, it might do a little [downwards hand motion]”….
    That cheeky smile on Ian’s face when he said “it seems it’s gonna be really great”… what could be greater than a liar being AD? Ian could be referring to the fact that they initially show us Troian under the hoodie, making us think Spencer is AD. Then, after commercial break, they will reveal it’s just her twin, hence the “it might do a little [downwards hand motion]”. We will be satisfied to a point, he said. It’ll start off amazing by thinking it’s Spencer, oh wait, it’s another twin.
  8. Ashley said (0:14) that she didn’t even know the A.D. reveal is possible.
    Because she did not expect a second pair of twins to come along?
  9. “It’s like there are two of you living in this house. You, and you’re evil twin, and we’re not sure who’s coming down to breakfast". 
    said Veronica to Spencer in 423. Foreshadowing at it’s finest.
  10. Spencer doesn’t remember this flashback.
    Was it her twin? And oh how coincidental, that the writers tell us a time Spencer doesn’t remember, in the same scene Veronica makes the above comment about Spencer’s “evil twin”.
  11. “Where are they?”
    said Mary as she entered the Hastings house (flashback from 717). Who is they? The twins? She proceeded to say that Spencer is the only good thing she’s ever made. Maybe Mary knows Spencer’s twin is evil, and is neglecting her. 
  12. “You look very much like your sister. Almost like twins”.
    said Mary to Spencer in 701. The writers wanted us to think that Mary was talking about Spencer and Melissa, since Mary was holding a picture of the half-sisters. But, were the writers, and therefore Mary, hinting towards Twincer? Is Mary being blackmailed/forced (by Peter?) to keep quiet on Twincer, and she had a slip-of-the-tongue moment here?
  13. Marlene is very aware of the Twincer theories.
    Back in 2014 she said that Troian sent her an online fan theory regarding Spencer having a twin who is A. Marlene was blown away by it and she thought it was a very well thought out plan with detailed evidence across the series. Watch from 1:35. Whilst you may be saying “there’s NO WAY Marlene spoilt her own show’s ending in an interview!!” - I feel like she had no idea the show would go on for 7 seasons, and once they got renewed, she panicked. “Shit, we need a new Uber A. Let’s go with that brilliant fan theory Troian sent me”. She probably regrets making this interview now. You can tell her passion for Twincer in this interview. She talks so damn highly of it.
  14. Marlene has said that the person who plays A.D. had known for a while.
    We know that Marlene told Troian the entire ending of the show years in advance. “Just like I had story time with Marlene, you all now get story time with Pretty Little Liars” said Troian.
  15. The girl in the coffin in the opening has the exact same black puffy shirt as Spencer.
  16. Why does it seem that A.D. is always going after the Hastings?
    Why shoot Spencer, out of all the liars? Why demand Aria to plant the audio device in the Hastings? Why not ruin the Marin household? The jealous twin wants her ungrateful sister dead, hence the shooting, and the jealous daughter is angry she never got adopted. Too much of the story is Hastings-oriented. 
  17. “They’re all some pretty. Good. Theories.”
    Was Janel’s response to being asked about the Spencer-twin theories. (22:20)
  18. And, I’ll just leave this here. Good one @prettylittlesessions​ !
  19. “Spencer’s” weird comments in 718.
    In 718 “Spencer” says to Toby “you know what its like to be the outsider. Removed from friends and family”. What made her say this? Nothing was said or done in 718 to prompt our Spencer to say this. 
  20. Keegan said there are no more Spoby kisses in 7B.
    “I can honestly say that there is not another Spoby kiss.” Yet - there was one in 718. Either Keegan lied, or that was Spencer’s twin. (10:15)
  21. “It’s somebody you have seen.”
    says Marlene in regards to who AD is. Was she talking about the Spoby kiss in 710, which Twincer referred to in 718 when she kissed Toby again? Marlene was very careful to avoid saying “it’s someone you KNOW”. We don't “know” Twincer. But, we have seen her.
  22. “That’s not the Spencer I know”
    said Toby in 718. Writers are foreshadowing.

Setting all this aside, I want to add my theory on the backstory and motive:

  • Twincer, who’s name is A_____ Drake, was born in Radley, as Dr. Cochran told us in 7A. 
  • Twincer was raised in Radley - not because she needed to be at a psychological hospital, but as a form of daycare, because Mary was deemed an unfit mother, and also she kept Twincer a secret from Peter… he already hated her (to the point of planning her murder, later on) enough for having one baby together, imagine Peter’s reaction to having twins.
  • There, Twincer met and bonded with her sister Charlotte. Charlotte became Twincer’s only friend. (Twincer might even be Bethany, since we already know of this bond between Bethany and Charlotte, and how Bethany was drawing Charles being taken away by a monster. But for this theory, let’s just forget Bethany for a second.)
  • When Mona came to Radley and started telling Charlotte about everything she did to her sister, Charlotte and Twincer wanted to play. They wanted a turn at harassing Spencer and her friends.
  • For Charlotte, as we know, it was the feeling of finally succeeding at something in life that made the game her drug. For Twincer, it was something far darker.
  • Harassing Aria, Hanna, Emily and Alison is all about driving a wedge between the girls. Twincer wants to break up the girls. Turn them against each other. Hopefully by throwing fire at the girls, they will break up, ultimately, to ruin Spencer’s life. Again, jealousy. Twincer’s plan is backfiring because it’s exactly A’s threats that makes Spencer say “we need each other more than ever” and “always stick together”. The writers keep making the point of SPENCER being the one to make the comments about “always” sticking together. Twincer cannot break Spencer and her bitches. This is fueling Twincer’s anger. Nothing is working.
  • That’s why AD/Twincer recently shot Spencer. “If I can’t break the girls up to ruin Spencer’s life, why not just become Spencer?” Twincer shot Spencer in an attempt to assume her identity and squeeze her way into the loving friendship group that she could never crack. “These girls are so loyal to each other… they don’t even break up after even my threats. Damn, I want to be a part of this. It’s my turn to live a happy life. You had your turn Spencer.”
  • Note: I do not believe that AD has been operating since season 1. Mona’s time as A is completely independent from Charlotte and Twincer’s story. Mona started the game, and now someone is ending it, and she wants to know who. Charlotte and Twincer are their own duo; their own A-team, which stemmed as a result of Mona coming to Radley. Charlotte revealed herself - next up in the A team is Twincer, who is carrying on the game she once played with her sister. 
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Edgar must be the most stupid villain ever, who in their right mind would think that sending the cats to Timbuktu would be a good idea…BEFORE Madame Bonfamille dies… the only thing you accomplish by doing this is becoming the prime suspect. Also if he’s going to take care of the cats that means that he’s basically the father, so he’s the one who would administrate all the fortune that the cats have! So what’s the difference?!! Definitely the worst Disney villain ever, thats why you don’t see a dude with an Edgar costume at Disneyland.

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The Lake Bodom Murders

Lake Bodom is a lake in Finland, located on the suburbs of Espoo. It’s approximately three kilometres in length and on kilometre in width. In the early morning hours of 5 June, 1960, it was the scene of a brutal triple murder of young campers. Maila Irmeli Bjorklund and Anja Tuulikki Maki were both 15-years-old. Accompanying the two friends on their camping trip were their boyfriends, Seppo Antero Boisman and Nils Wilhelm Gustafsson, both 18-years-old. They pitched their tent close to the lake and spent the evening fishing.

Between 4AM and 6AM, Maila, Anja, and Seppo, were all stabbed and bludgeoned to death. Nils was the sole survivor of the attack, sustaining a concussion, fractures to the jaw, bruises to the face, and stab wounds. Nils would later say he had no recollection of the attack due to shock. An investigation revealed that the killer never entered the tent and instead, attacked the teenagers from the outside of the tent. Several items belonging to the teenagers were stolen, including a wallet, some clothing, and Nils shoes. Due to the bloody footprints found outside, it was evident that the killer had been wearing Nils shoes when he fled the scene. Approximately 500 metres from the crime scene, some of these items, including the shoes, were discovered discarded and partially hidden. Nils’ girlfriend, Maila, sustained the most vicious injuries - her underwear had been removed and she had been stabbed multiple times post-mortem. Several young boys who were birdwatching would come forward to claim they saw a blonde man walking away from the collapsed tent at approximately 6AM.

Over the course of the investigation there have been several suspects. One of the prime suspects was Karl Valdemar Gyllstrom, a kiosk vendor at Lake Bodom. He was known for his aggressive behaviour towards campers and shortly before his death, he confessed to his neighbour that he had killed the teenagers. In 1969, however, Karl coincidentally drowned in Lake Bodom - it’s unknown if it was intentional or accidental. His wife provided an alibi for Karl for the night of the murder, saying he was fast asleep at home but shortly before she passed away, she claimed that this alibi was fictional and that he had threatened to kill her if she did not cover for him. Another prime suspect throughout the investigation was Hans Assman, an alleged KGB spy. The day after the murders, he checked himself into the Helsinki Surgical Hospital. He was said to be extremely dishevelled, with black fingernails, and something red staining his clothing. The doctors who saw him that afternoon were adamant that the red staining was blood. Hans had blonde hair which he sloppily chopped off after a description of the attacker, as given by the birdwatchers witnesses, was released in the media. His clothing was said to match the description of the clothing given by the same witnesses. Nevertheless, he was never brought in for questioning but several books have been written about him and he has been linked to several others unsolved murders in Finland. In fact, a man who looked strikingly similar to Hans was photographed at the funeral of the victims.

The case went cold until 2004, when Nils Gustafsson, the sole survivor, was arrested on suspicion of murdering his friends. The reason Nils was arrested was because of DNA testing that had been carried out on his discarded shoes. Nils defence contended that the shoes must have been stolen from him and worn by the killer but the prosecution argued that Nils was the killer and had thrown away his shoes afterwards in an attempt to conceal his guilt. The prosecution claimed that Nils wanted to have sex with one of the girls and killed them all in a fit of rage. Ultimately, the court agreed with the defence. They believed that the eyewitnesses that spotted a blonde man leaving the crime scene were credible and it was unlikely that he could have inflicted his own wounds himself. He was acquitted of all charges and the case still remains unsolved.

Prime Suspect

So I’m running a murder mystery in Pathfinder right now, and one of my players wanted to examine the body of the murdered inn keeper to determine the cause of death. He rolled a nat 1.

Me (GM): Right. Wow. Okay. So you, Zev, approach the body. Lily is still kneeling beside it and weeping, and all of your companions are watching you. The five other guests at the inn are also watching you. You reach out to try and determine how Monty died, and you just… you just cup this dead man’s groin.

-Cue raucous laughter from all my players-

Zev OOC: Oh god! Oh no! Okay, I back up really quickly and I leave the library to go to my room at the end of the hall - but I leave the door open a bit so they can see I’m not trying to run away or be suspicious.

-Cue more laughter, including myself-

Me: Okay, wow, okay. So after cupping Monty for a few seconds, Zev - without saying a word - leaves the library and goes into his bedroom, leaving the door ajar. Not only does everyone now think you’re the prime suspect, they also think you just engaged in a little public necrophilia, and have gone to sort yourself out. You’re doing a great job at solving this murder so far.

I’m off to camp, which means reading a cheesy murder mystery. It’s my new tradition. The heroine’s name is Goldy Bear and I love her.

This cover is creeping me right out, however. Also, I’m on page 36 and very happy to see that Bisexual Pool Boy Julian has returned, though he is about to be prime suspect in a murder case, I can tell.

If you guys don’t want to see me liveblog this book, you can block this post or blacklist the tag “Sam reads mysteries”. Not sure how live the live blogging will be, but just in case.

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Sanvers AU : Detective Maggie Sawyer is interrogating her prime suspect involved in a bank robbery. Is Alex really involved in it ? To what extent ? Will Maggie find the real story behind it ? And will she be able to resist the magnetic pull towards Alex ?

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One main purpose of the criminal justice system is to protect the innocent. However, with such a flawed system, this isn’t always the case. On 6 September, 1988, 17-year-old Martin Tankleff awoke to discover the bloody bodies of his parents, Arlene and Seymour. Arlene was laying in the bedroom, almost decapitated. Seymour was discovered in his office with a number of stab wounds; miraculously, he was clinging to life. Tankleff soon became the prime suspect after authorities claimed he didn’t look distraught enough, however, Tankleff was still in shock. He was taken in for questioning without an adult present. Disturbingly, authorities told Tankleff that his father had awoke while in hospital and named him as the killer. In fact, Seymour had died without ever regaining consciousness. Brought up to believe that the police were good, honest, people, Tankleff began to question his own memory and question if he could have killed them and then blacked out. “I kept saying, ‘It wasn’t me,’ and they kept saying, ‘We don’t care. Just tell us what we want to hear. We want to know it’s you,’” he says. “You get to a point where you start doubting yourself … you just want to escape that environment.”

Under intense interrogation, Tankleff verbally confessed that he had killed his parents with a barbell and a knife that was discovered in the kitchen. However, he never signed a confession document. After his interrogation, he called family members and told them he had been forced to confess. An investigation revealed that the knife that authorities surmised to be the murder weapon had been used to cut a watermelon - what was believed to be blood, turned out to be juice from a watermelon. There was also no blood or DNA discovered on the barbell. Authorities tried to argue that Tanklett was just good at cleaning up. No physical evidence found in the crime scene pointed to Tankleff being the killer but he was found guilty and sentenced to 50 years in prison regardless.

Skip forward to 2004, Tankleff’s family had hired private investigator, Jay Salpeter, who uncovered a parade of witnesses to corroborate Tankleff’s innocence. Tankleff was granted an evidentiary hearing where a number of witnesses penned Jerry Steueman as the killer. Steueman, who was once Seymour’s business partner, had owed Seymour an abundance of money. Coincidentally, Steueman had been at the card game hosted by Seymour the night of the brutal murders. It was also uncovered that following the murders, Steueman had changed his appearance and even faked his own death and left town. In 2007, all charged against Tankleff were dropped and he was released from prison. In 2014, he was awarded $3.3 million for his wrongful conviction and is currently in the process of setting up a business to help exonerate wrongly convicted inmates. Whoever killed Arlene and Seymour have seemingly escaped justice - at least for now.

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This week’s snowstorm inspired us to look back at @npr stories from winters of yesteryear.  Long before the age of Netflix, Americans prepared for snowstorms by stocking  up on the essentials – milk, bread, eggs – and by renting movies from their local video rental shop. In 1996, All Things Considered host Noah Adams asked a video store manager in Chapel Hill, N.C. to recommend the best titles to “snuggle up with” during a blizzard. Spoiler alert: his picks included Prime Suspect,  Breaking Away, The Bicycle Thief, Black Orpheus and A Hard Day’s Night .

Theory 2: The Murder of Jasper

Alright, I know this wasn’t the theory I said I’d be covering, but since it’s Halloween, I figured it’d be fitting to cover something involving this fandoms favorite ghost child. Also, the Max and David analysis is going to much longer than I had originally thought, so I figured I’d give you all a smaller theory to let you know I haven’t stopped doing these.

Okay, so the main point of tonights theory is this simple question: How exactly did Jasper die? Was it murder as most believe, or was it actually through natural causes?

I know this is a bit different from the theory I had originally planned to do, one that discussed if Neil and Jasper were related, but upon starting my research, I found there simply wasn’t as much information as I thought there was to give an answer either way from the one episode Jasper was in. I apologize for the abrupt switch, but hey, this should still be fun! Anyway, onto the theorizing!

Now, do I believe Jasper was murdered? Yes.

After looking back on ‘Journey to Spooky Island’, there were one too many tells to me that suggested Jasper hadn’t died their naturally. To make this go a little faster, I’ll be breaking down who had committed this murder, and where exactly Jasper was (and possibly still may be) when it occurred.

So, if Jasper had been murdered, where did it take place?

I feel that, hands down, Jasper meet his demise in Campbell’s mansion. I mean, just look at how terrified he got by just talking about the place:

Now, as for which room he died in specifically, that’s up for debate.

I had went into detail in this post about how the torture chamber the kids stumbled upon near the end was the room where his life ended; given his body language and sudden readiness to leave the mansion all together. However, after a re-watch, I’ve discovered that another, just as possible place for the murder is actually inside the laboratory (I also went into a bit more detail on this subject on the post I had linked earlier). Just look at how tense the other is just by entering the room:

His eyes immediate shift around the room even before the lights came on, as if checking for any signs of nearby danger, or maybe even if his killer was still lurking somewhere nearby.   

However, a major factor that disproves this notion is the fact Jasper still wanted to continue on their quest to rid the island of its evil. Despite this, I do believe there might be another location in the mansion that might be the true location of Jasper’s murder. Just take a look at his reaction when Max goes to open the side-room of the torture chamber:

“No!”

This, to me, is the most terrified reaction we’ve gotten out of Jasper above being startled by Nikki and Neil and his entering the torture chamber. Of course, upon the reveal, he has this expression: 

He seems to be just as confused as the others, almost like he expecting the room to hold something vastly different.

Like his murderer.

So, in my opinion, we’ve officially narrowed the list down the two rooms Jasper was most likely murdered in: The torture chamber or side-room turned fetish dungeon. 

Who exactly murdered Jasper?

While there is admittedly little evidence to go on in the episode, I believe I have come up with the possible murderers identity.

Surprisingly enough…it isn’t Cameron Campbell or The Quarter Master.

In the past, I strongly believed that one of these two men were responsible for the murder of this innocent little boy. However, after some examination, I found something that might very well disprove this. First, look at when Jasper’s expression before he pulls the level to the Campbell statue:

He’s genuinely calm, and not at all nervous like; the exact opposite of how I picture someone seeing a likeness of their killer. 

Additionally, look at his expression when he sees the others being taken back to camp by the Quarter Master:

Again, very calm, and not at all worried about the safety of the three kids being taken back across the lake. 

So, if the two prime suspects are out whose left? 

While this may sound hard to believe, it was a character we never actually get to see. More specifically, I theorize it was the figure we saw looming at the window when Nikki pointed out there was something inside. Just look at Jasper’s expression and tense shoulders:

He’s clearly in disbelief, he clearly recognizes whoever is on the other side of that window. So, fandom, I fully believe that they:

Are the ones responsible for killing Jasper.



Alright, that wraps up this frightening theory! I hope you’re all having a wonderful Halloween night, and as always, feel free to send your own thoughts/opinions/theory to the ask box! :)

A while back I was asked about what my favorite wincest fics are, and here they are! I hope you enjoy them as much as I did! Check out my other wincest fic recs for more of my favorite stories ( x , x )


Non AU

This Is My Kingdom Come || 10k+ || Mature || Completed

“On Sam’s face he saw the map of his universe, map of his personal heaven and his personal hell. Map to Dean’s salvation and to Dean’s damnation.”

Sam gets hurt during a hunt and Dean takes care of his brother in all the ways he can.

The Proposal || 742 || General || Completed

Just a wincest drabble

Based on a post by nothingtobeseenhereipromise

Another Hunt || 1k || Mature || Completed

John is on another hunt and leaves the boys alone in the Impala to keep Sam out of harms way. Little does he know what his sons do behind his back.

Normal 101 || 700 || Mature || Completed

Having the hots for your little brother is normal right? right? Dean mulled this over in his head a lot. So when Sam starts getting a little touchy in his sleep, Dean is about to go insane.

Underage-weecest.

Insatiable || 900 || Mature || Completed

Sam is actually just insatiable. Dean is still pretty young and tries his best to keep up with his horny brother’s needs.

Glowing Embers || 3.5k || Explicit || Completed

Out in the woods on a camping trip, Sam and Dean can’t keep off each other despite their Dad being a mere two thin layers of nylon and a very short distance away.

Their ages aren’t specified in the fic, but in my head Sam’s about 15 here, and Dean about 19.
There are some firsts here but their first real foray into incest occurred one week before this fic takes place.

Intimacy || 3k+ || Mature || Completed

5+1 times the Winchester men took a shower together. Takes place season one and prior. 


AU

Forced || 32k+ || Explicit || Completed

John Winchester has never been Father of the Year - especially to Sam, who he blames for Mary’s death. He finally crosses the line and comes unhinged when he finds out his boys are sleeping together, and poor Sam cops the full force of his rage, forcing Dean to take his baby brother and hit the road to save both their hides.
The damage is already done, though, and Sammy has some pretty serious wounds - mental and physical. He’s just starting to get himself together in the safe haven of Sioux Falls when John tracks them down, determined to finish what he started, and Dean is forced to do something drastic to protect his baby brother.
(No spoilery warning details here, beyond that it was written for a hardcore Big Bang. I can tell you it’s complete, though…)

Shotgunning Without The Front Seat || 1k+ || Not Rated || Completed

Dean is just a teenager who likes weed. Sam is just a teenager who likes his brother

I Need To Make It To The River || 6k+ || Mature || 3/?

When Sam Winchester was a baby, his mother Mary was murdered and her husband John quickly became the prime suspect. In his Kansas hometown, always the outcast, John was falsely accused of his wife’s death, so he took his son and fled town, living a life on the road…until now. It’s summer time and John decides to stay with one of his old Marine buddies and mechanic, Bobby Singer. Sam’s life changes when he meets the handsome green-eyed boy who works there.

The Time Traveler’s Brother || 44k+ || Mature || Completed

  His whole life, Dean Winchester travels through time, forwards and backwards, but he always comes back to Sam. Dean doesn’t believe in destiny, but if it does exist, his is Sam. This story is inspired by Audrey Niffenegger’s The Time-Traveler’s Wife.

Impolite || 1k+ || Explicit || Completed

Punishing Omegas via sex in public is banned. Alphas are allowed to spank them, though. And Dean gets very turned on whenever Sammy spanks him.

If It’s Red, Drink It || 99k+ || Explicit || 29/?

The day Azazel’s son turns sixteen years old, there’s a big party thrown in his mansion to celebrate prince Samuel’s birthday. The boy is smart but quiet, and not used to the world outside his dad’s home. He also carries a secret that shapes his life and burdens him constantly. While the most important people in town will be there to take part in the event, people like Dean Winchester, the son of the town’s mechanic and Azazel’s enemy, is definitely unwelcome at the party. Dean, who has a reputation for his great charm and libido, can hardly resist the chance to crash this party and provoke his dad’s foe.
What happens when Dean, an experienced and seductive lover, lays eyes on Azazel’s mysterious and shy son will cause old secrets to surface and change their lives forever.

Set-Up || 2.6k+ || Explicit || Completed

Dean gets jealous when he sees some guy’s hands on his brother. He decides to remind Sammy who he belongs to.

The Boy Who Sees Lucifer, But Don’t Call Him that || 1k || Teen And Up || 2/?

Sam Winchester has known the man, only he sees, since he was born. Lucifer, but don’t call him that, it boosts his ego too high.

What she says: I’m fine. 

What she means: In American Vandal, Dylan Maxwell is the prime suspect in the heinous crime of vandalizing 27 cars with spray-painted dicks, as he is the school’s most infamous dick drawer. And because the parking lot’s security camera was high-jacked, they say that his access to the security footage through the AV Club makes him the single most viable suspect, but why do these two seemingly unrelated points make people this Dylan is guilty? There’s no way he drew the dicks. They didn’t even have hair on them. Why would he compromise his artistic integrity for a petty prank, especially knowing how closely he holds pranks and his dick drawing style to his heart?  [x]

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Urban legends are as popular as ever, but the majority of the scary stories you’ve heard at sleepovers are based on at least a small grain of truth. One such tale that might have kept you awake at night is The Babysitter and the Man Upstairs, which tells of a young child-minder’s gruesome encounter with a crazed stalker. There are many adaptions of this 1960′s legend, with the general story line being that the babysitter receives several creepy phone calls from a man who keeps telling her to check on the children. Terrified, she calls the police who trace the call to the upstairs bathroom of the house. When the intruder is finally arrested, he has slaughtered all three children. While spine-tingling, you may be intrigued to know that this fictional story came from the very real murder of 15-year-old Janett Christman in 1950.

Janett was babysitting 3-year-old Gregory Romack at his home on West Boulevard and Stewart Road in Columbia, Missouri. At around 1:30 a.m, while Gregory was sleeping, and intruder entered through his bedroom window and proceeded to the downstairs living room where he raped, strangled and stabbed Janett. The crime scene was utterly horrific: the bottom picture is one of the less bloody photographs. Although a garden hose left outside was used to break the window, forensic investigators reported that the furniture and light fixtures near the window were totally undisturbed, making it impossible for him to have entered that way. This is likely to infer that the murderer attempted to make it look like the house had been broken into, when in reality, Christman probably opened the front door for someone she knew.

This case remains unsolved, with it’s prime suspect passing lie detector tests and successfully suing the police for his detainment.