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Dan Wells / Re: IRL Serial Killers
« on: May 16, 2010, 03:08:23 PM »
If you ask me, they don't get much worse then the Night Stalker. . .

He was a bad one, but he's got nothing on Albert Fish, aka "the Brooklyn Vampire" or the "Boogeyman." He preyed on children, most famously Grace Budd, whom he cooked in a stew and ate.  Afterward, he sent a letter to her mother describing what he had done to Grace. :-X  He claimed (probably untruthfully) that he had "had a child in every state." Not only that, but he had almost every sexual perversion known to man.  Fish enjoyed being whipped, drinking urine, eating poo, sticking needles into his urethra, cannibalism, and voyeurism.  When he was sentenced to death, he said he looked forward to such a "supreme thrill."

As for Gein, I'm pretty sure he killed exactly three: his brother, Mary Hogan, and Bernice Worden.  Correct me if I'm wrong, though.

Dan Wells / Re: IRL Serial Killers
« on: May 16, 2010, 03:41:58 AM »
". . .favourite implies admiration, and I do not admire these people; they're horrible and vile excuses for human beings. . ."
I couldn't agree more.  We should probably make this point early on: though we are compelled by serial killers, and at times our choice of words may imply admiration, we do not condone their actions and mean no offense.
That being said, I really like reading about Ed Gein and Ted Bundy.  Ed Gein inspired so many fictional serial killers, of course: Norman Bates, Jame Gumb, Leatherface.  Norman Bates is compelling enough on his own; I love knowing the real story behind the fiction. 
And Ted Bundy was kind of a class all his own, if you ask me; his "Dr. Jekyll" persona was so clean-cut and far removed from his "Mr. Hyde."  Who he was during the day was so sexy, and who he became at night was so terrifying in comparison. :o
I must admit I share your fascination with those who remain uncaught, especially Jack the Ripper. I mean, he was on a roll, and he just stopped.  I'm dying to know the story behind that.

Dan Wells / IRL Serial Killers
« on: May 15, 2010, 02:36:58 PM »
I'm sure I'm not the only one who read IANASK because they share John's fascination with Serial Killers.
Which Serial Killers do you most like to read about?  Do you have a--for lack of a better word--favourite?

Webcomics & Free Stuff / Re: Webcomics You Read Regularly
« on: May 15, 2010, 02:13:02 PM »
I'm surprised no one's brought up Dinosaur Comics.  I'm working my way through the archives of that one.
I really enjoy Super Effective, a comic about pokemon.  However, there aren't many of them and it's not updated very often.
There's also Chopping Block, a really dark comic about a serial killer in day to day life.  This hasn't been updated since May 2009, though.  And it's not exactly family-friendly.
And my favourite, which I read religiously every day, Cyanide and Happiness!  This one can be pretty offensive, too. :o  It can be found at
Edit: I can't believe I forgot XKCD! Understanding this comic is a lot easier if you're a tech nerd, which I am not, but it's still hilarious.

Books / Re: Fantasy girls, where are you?
« on: May 15, 2010, 03:32:09 AM »
If you don't mind Sci-Fi, in the Foundation Series, by Isaac Asimov, the main heroine is female.

Dan Wells / Re: IANASK Typos
« on: May 15, 2010, 03:06:47 AM »
Ooh, I hate when people get your/you're confused.  I nearly put the book down whenn I saw that typo.  But I didn't, obviously, and I'm glad.

Site News / Re: Introduce yourself - right on!
« on: May 15, 2010, 02:57:39 AM »
I am Katie.  I live in Minnesota.  I just read I am Not a Serial Killer and I loved it to pieces.
I am nearing the end of my Junior Year in High School.
I love to read and research Serial Killers in my spare time, when I'm not on facebook. :D

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