(Promotion) The Serial Killer Profiles

All the profiles in one place.

Claire’s victims, Claire’s confidants.

Claire’s pets.

Claire.

We will start with her:

HannahisClaire

 

 

Alias/Known As: “Claire Wilkinson”

Real name: Hannah Lee

Number of victims: 0

 

 

Description:

 

 

~Believes that there is a person perfect for her out there.

~Doesn’t seem to think that it’s impossible to really commit to someone as long as they commit to her first.

~She is a giver, not a taker.

~True commitment keeps a relationship from being more than a cheap fling.

~She sees it as a career move.

~Has seen and been in a lot of relationships, but seldom one that made her think about settling down.

~Vaguely understands that she has a very specific type..

~Love is considered to be precious, whatever that means.

~A lasting loneliness is what she fears most.

 

Mayberry

 

Alias/Known As: “This Guy”

Real name: Justin Mayberry

Number of victims: 5

 

 

Description:

 

~Didn’t kill until first kill. Killed because the dude had a knife already. Seemed right.

~Killed because the victim was there.

~Got rid of the body in easiest way possible: left it there.
~Killed again because person was really annoying.

~Used a broken bottle and smothering.
~Got rid of body in the easiest way possible: left it there.

~Kept on ending up in situations with person easily able to be killed.

~Killed and left bodies there.

~Apprehended after fifth kill. Asked for motive, replied, ““I dunno. It was there.”

 

Tantra

 

Alias/Known As: “Rosemary ”

Real name: Tanta Bensko

Number of victims: 14

 

 

Description:

 

 

 

~Rose to prominence via word-of-mouth about unique healing business.

~Where many get tattoos and other body modification, offered something entirely different.

~Using a technique dubbed “positive waves transference,” was able to transform client body into a work of art.

~The resulting effect of therapies could change eye color, draw the inner dreams of a person onto their skin, increase/decrease muscle definition, and heal maladies.

~Alternative use of alternative medicine involved “rebirth” of bodies less than 24hrs dead.

~In order for the technique to work had to first give rise to one dead person.

~Used resurrected person to dig up/recover next dead source to be able to continue healing business.

~Realized that it was impossible to keep resurrected person without arising suspicion.

~Disposed of resurrected person by sequestering in windowless room until starvation.

 

Tracy

 

Alias/Known As: “Bertha Gifford”

Real name: Tracie Marie Morell

Number of victims: 24

 

 

Description:

 

~Always wanted to live on a boat headed nowhere, out at sea.

~Preferred the solitary seas but found it difficult to get away from people no matter how far away from the shoreline.

~Encountered numerous boats, a few commercial ships, and one cruise-line.

~Attacked by pirate ship one night despite having thought pirate ships to be extinct.

~Survived by joining pirate ranks only to murder them by night.

~Fished for sharks using bits and pieces of human body.

~Survived until unintentional encounter with coast guard.

 

SteveRoggenbuck

 

Alias/Known As: “The Boosted God”

Real name: Steve Roggenbuck

Number of victims: 60+

 

 

Description:

 

 

 

~Traveled the country reading, writing, filming, and promoting literary poetry and positive branding.

~Developed noteworthy fanbase due to consistent productivity online and offline.

~Began developing a possible, but radical offshoot of brand.

~Offshoot became a secondary venture. Set up numerous occasions where individuals expecting a reading ended up trapped in a windowless room.

~Room draped in darkness until single spotlight and a shadowy figure in a hoodie appeared, all individuals turning and watching as music – typically Skrillex, Justin Bieber, or Owl City – kicked in.

~Uplifting discourse followed by revelatory audience participation based on the prompt, “You only live once. Make something beautiful. What is holding you back?”

~Individuals let go and begin revealing all hesitance, fear, and resistance holding them back from living their lives the way they want to.

~Absorbed all negativity in order to boost; by morning, all individuals reported to have felt like a whole new person.

~ “Live your life” whispered in their minds, found later that individuals’ heart stopped for up to two minutes before starting again.

~All “victims” fail to remember the events but have since adopted a level of productivity and positivity.

 

DavidKeaton

 

Alias/Known As: “Armstrong”

Real name: David James Keaton

Number of victims: 18

 

 

Description:

 

 

 

~Owned a toy store that sold nothing but Stretch Armstrong brand toys.

~After the store quickly folded, had trouble dealing with failure.

~Did not know how to get rid of a roomful of inventory.

~Attempted to give the toys away but few took them.

~Unable to face the dead plastic stare of Stretch Armstrong, impulsively looked for places to hide inventory.

~Disposed of some via dumpsters across the city until one night two teenagers watched the act.

~Post ridicule for odd behavior, used brass knuckles to render both teenagers unconscious.

~Took Stretch Armstrong toys and inserted them into unconscious teenagers’ bodies.

~Surprised to see how easy Stretch Armstrong fits inside the human body.

~Stalked others in the park late at night in hopes of riding inventory until capture.

 

mliebold2

 

Alias/Known As: “Liz Schultz”

Real name: Megan Liebold

Number of victims: 31

 

 

Description:

 

 

 

~Traveled to the US from Germany at age 18 to pursue a career in medicine.

~Studied and subsequently became a surgeon but found the end result less interesting than the pursuit.

~Rationalized that surgery was a means to an end.

~Though ultimately uninterested in surgery, found pride in the ability to understand and deconstruct the human body organ-by-organ.

~Began pursuing random victims, mostly medical students drunk at bars, one qualifier being the potential victim’s choice of beer.

~Used anesthetics to incapacitate already drunken target.

~Dismantled victims’ bodies and composed facsimile cadavers claiming them to be perfect in “theory” although in “practice” proved to be less interesting than the pursuit.

~Until capture, continued to drug and dismantle despite recognizing that the “act” was far more worthwhile and purposeful than the end result.

~Operated under an understanding that whatever motivation there might have been ceased to exist the moment after act. The act of dispatch and dismantling was most important.

 

ShaneJesse

 

Alias/Known As: “Toby Cornwell”

Real name: Shane Jesse Christmass

Number of victims: 40+

 

 

Description:

 

 

 

~Was a collector of projectile weapons and a moderately successful target shooter until moving on to bladed weapons.

~Developed a quasi-magic show utilizing knife throwing and other techniques.

~Two months after performing, started incorporating real torture and harm into show.

~Joined nationally syndicated show after six months of touring the country.

~Quickly garnered a following due to relative impressive, and realistic, showcase of blood and gore.

~Audience failed to recognize difference between misdirection/magic and actual harm.

~Volunteers were subjected to public torture while audience believed every bludgeon, cut, and puncture were a part of an illusion.

~Reported later that an average of three victims succumbed to the torture, perishing while in public view, mid show.

 

JacobPerkins

 

Alias/Known As: “Leviathan”

Real name: Jacob Perkins

Number of victims: 30+

 

Description:

 

~Worked during summer as an experienced commercial fisherman.

~Found other seasons less eventful, even boring.

~Turned to literature for a fitting outlet and escape and quickly used books as a lure.

~Hunted down a half-dozen locations where a fishing rod and 50 Shades of Grey proved to be perfect attractant to people walking the sidewalks.

~When 50 Shades ceased to work, turned to other popular culture reads.

~Baited victims into head-on collisions with incoming vehicles and other hazards before developing a different sort of lure.

~Removed spine of the book and replaced it with spring-loaded device with teeth.

~Victims’ hands gripped as if in a vise, used strength of the altered fishing rod to raise victim up to 8 stories off the ground before subsequent free-fall headfirst.

~When asked about the sheer oddity of his method, responded matter-of-factly, “I’m just as surprised as you are. I didn’t think it would work. The fish are smarter.”

 

MattNelson

 

Alias/Known As: “Incandenza”

Real name: Matt Nelson

Number of victims: 30+

 

 

Description:

 

 

 

~Always was a fan of David Foster Wallace but could not stomach the fact that few, if any, that claimed to be DFW fans had completed the author’s magnum opus, Infinite Jest.

~Sought a bookclub wherein readers would be receptive to a critical analysis of the text.

~Failing to find any proper venues, chose to create something thought to be “just as good.”

~Loitered around Fiction sections of local bookstores, watching and waiting for customers to pull a copy of Infinite Jest from the shelves.

~Approached and asked customers outside bookstores pretending to notice off-hand the book, “Infinite Jest, huh, looking forward to reading it?”

~Answers deemed insincere and/or disinterested marked customer as targeted victim.

~Followed targets home, returned later to tie up and bind victim to a chair for subsequent reading.

~Fed page after page of Infinite Jest to victim until demise via strangulation and/or hemorrhaging.

 

Cabot

 

Alias/Known As: “Miss Elizabeth”

Real name: Natasha Cabot

Number of victims: 10

 

 

Description:

 

~Worked as a licensed masseuse for 5 years prior to first experimentation with special oils.

~Oils confirmed to be a mixture of toxic chemicals that numbed the skin and resulted in confusion.

~Cut samples of client’s skin and preserved them to be fed to other clients.

~Severed incapacitated client’s major arteries and tongues.

~Drained blood into large plastic containers.

~Victims’ blood reportedly an ingredient in the special oils.

~Victims never regained consciousness.

~Bodies hastily disposed of without clear foresight.

~Tongues found in a basement freezer wrapped in cotton.

 

CaseyVanBuren

 

Alias/Known As: “DJ A/S/L”

Real name: Casey Van Buren

Number of victims: 40+

 

 

Description:

 

 

 

~Rose to prominence as a local DJ that hosted a number of marathon raves.

~Remixed music into unprecedented 8 hour “trips” rumored to have a hallucinogenic effect on listeners.

~Manipulated audience with subliminal messages hidden into the low-end of audio spectrum.

~Raves reported to have attracted large amount of crime with many deaths.

~Causality unconfirmed for months before evidence pointed to intentional stimulation of audience.

~During subsequent interrogation, claimed to have intended on providing the biggest aural “high” and stated that casualties were bound to happen before finding perfect balance.

 

JasonCook

 

Alias/Known As: “The Machinist”

Real name: Jason Cook

Number of victims: 12

 

 

Description:

 

~From an early age, found interest in the formation of puzzles and riddles.

~Often analyzed a puzzle not for its solution but for its structure.

~Interest evolved over formative years to encompass all categories of curiosity.

~By age 22, began exploring the composition of complex objects and organisms.

~A decade of independent study led to discovery of human body as one of the most complex organisms.

~Was compelled to experiment with cadavers before quickly discovering that bodies were not in fresh enough condition for study.

~Opted for still-living human body for further study and initially targeted consenting adults responding to an online advertisement

~Consenting individuals were drugged using complex anesthetic reportedly acquired from friends.

~Victim’s body systematically dismantled, organ by organ, under intention of seeing how much can be extracted from the human body before being unable to operate.

~Failed to satisfy interest before being arrest.

 

DavidTomaloff

 

Alias/Known As: “David Evan Towers”

Real name: David Tomaloff

Number of victims: 22

 

 

Description:

 

 

 

~From age eighteen, knew that experimentation in violence would expand into the flesh arts.

~Spent most of his 20s developing an efficient form of drugging and disposal.

~First active from at age 25 and continued until detained at airport on flight out of the country.

~Understood that most successful killers are those that lack an MO

~Specifically targeted anyone within grasp.

~Used ketamine/midazolam mixture to subdue victims.

~Later reported victims to range from 18 to 23 and often looked for targets at a shopping mall two towns over.

~Used false name and a number of false job titles to attract victims with interesting conversation.

~Force-fed victims large amounts of a corn/wheat meal concoction until was stomach bloated and full.
~Favored methods of execution include exsanguination, scalding water, or, as in later cases, a bolt gun to top of the forehead.

~Often, sets of dots distanced by about 3/4″ on the feet, buttocks, or back are found.

~Burned the words “mule side” on victims’ hips or rear lower abdomen areas.

~Left bodies in nearby cornfields where they would most likely be found by nearby pickers and farmers.

 

Ricard

 

Alias/Known As: “Martin Parker”

Real name: Gabriel Ricard

Number of victims: 30+

 

 

Description:

 

 

 

~Was always fascinated with the elasticity of skin when cured with the right marinades.

~Donned the name “Martin Parker” and started a beef jerky business, Parker & Co, to moderate success.

~Sold well enough at the start but quickly realized Parker & Co could not compete without a special recipe.

~Spent years developing various recipes until temporarily abandoning business venture.

~Stumbled upon interesting flavor using skin-spice mixture.

~Experimented with recipe using moderate cuts of own skin from forearms, back, and thighs.

~Belief in having discovered a special recipe resulted in quick succession of missing persons.

~Captured victims by luring small groups of young teenagers in van under promise of alcohol.

~Developed successful recipe and Parker & Co experienced a two year run of success before authorities tracked widespread teenage disappearances to Parker’s estate.

~Remains incarcerated with no parole and frequently provides correspondence discussing recipe and method of capture to any and all interested parties.

 

Greenspan

 

Alias/Known As: “Greenspell”

Real name: David Greenspan

Number of victims: 8

 

 

Description:

 

 

 

~Worked on Wall Street for approximately a year before first reported activity.

~Watched American Psycho and was instantly enthralled by the Patrick Bateman character.

~Targeted female colleagues matching the fashion chic in line with characters from the film.

~Treated victims to elegant and trendy dinner and dance club date.

~Lied to victims about middle name being Patrick in order to be addressed as closely to the Bateman character as possible.

~Brought victims to apartment and played Whitney Houston to them while lecturing about the finer things in pop music.

~Drugged victims drink and upon passing out, trapped pet rats in victims body before smearing cheese around opening.

~Watched and read from film and novel of American Psycho throughout the act.

~Disposed of bodies in basement incinerator.

 

BuffetFeline

 

Alias/Known As: “Iron Tiger”

Real name: Zachary Hull

Number of victims: 38

 

 

Description:

 

~Worked the night shift at various 24hr diner locations.

~Gained following among late-night regulars after becoming a small-time bookie setting up betting pools based on after-hours bare-knuckle fights around the city.

~Soon expanded beyond bookmaking into the world of snuff film.

~Recorded fights to the death on video and sold it to customers.

~Scouted for fighters/victims at local gyms, enticing fighters with prospect of a rigged fight an easy money.

~Video footage leaked onto the World Wide Web.

~Soon after released full video confession along with footage of a fight wherein he loses.

~Left behind a trail of conflicting evidence leading to the arrest of dozen local fighters.

 

JoeOwens

 

Alias/Known As: “The Main Plot Marauder”

Real name: Joseph Michael Owens

Number of victims: 37

 

 

Description:

 

 

 

~Wrote short stories published in local newspapers and journals.

~Targeted interested parties responding to published fiction; proceeded to write addendums to effective fiction, often with interested parties enticed into becoming secondary characters in his fiction.

~Continued communication with interested parties for up to 6 months prior to first incursion; promised immortality in the form of his characters.

~Targeted up to 5 victims at any given time; met with victims at least twice a month, often with minor lacerations and damage to victim’s body, all in line with fiction originally written.

~Progressed over 6-12 month duration until victim was rendered weak and incapacitated based on death of fictional character(s) of source material found in local newspapers and journals.

~Completed fiction/target victim by rendering victim weak and vulnerable, lured victim to a secluded location for subsequent dispatch.

~Victims’ bodies never found; only fingers and eyes found in killer’s ice-locker.

 

PatChugAlias/Known As: “The Candy Man”

Real name: Patrick Wensink

Number of victims: 17

 

Description:

 

~Posed as an employee of a local sweets/candy shop; used mock-employee status to search for victims.

~Pinpointed victims based on receptiveness to his good-natured communiqués.

~Offered receptive victims chocolate whistles; recorded name/license info of those that took offered whistles.

~Targeted victims at their home locations; constructed chocolate gnomes, window fixtures, and other invasive exterior household items to induce alarm.

~Continued behavior until victims vacated home; subsequently followed victims to temporary housing.

~Disposed of victims and left bodies in threes, each with whistle in mouth.

 

DavidAtkinson

 

Alias/Known As: “That Guy”

Real name: David S. Atkinson

Number of victims: -8

 

 

Description:

 

 

 

~Known to wander into local police precincts under pretense of criminal charge.

~Confessed to crimes proven to later have not been committed.

~Continued fictional portrayal of criminal activities online and offline via blog and newspaper classifieds.

~Wrote long diatribes under guise of victims; posted diatribes on social media and blogs.

~Confessed to crimes at local precinct; released under lack of cause/no crime committed.

~Spent upwards of 40 hours in local drunk tank under false charges.

~Has clean record; yet to have a single recorded criminal charge on record.

 

TheTanzer

 

Alias/Known As: “Psych”

Real name: Ben Tanzer

Number of victims: 7

 

Description:

 

~Estimated to operate between the hours of 7PM and 11PM.

~Cold-called from a pay card various local residences.

~Spoke to receptive individuals, often for hours at a time, discussing the ups and downs of their life choices.

~Gave advice and proceeded to ensnare victims with a truth that kept them on the phone waiting for his every command.

~After providing advice, reportedly used influence to command victims.

~Stated to have told victims, “This is how I will change your life.”

~Told victims how to stabilize/improve life.

~Victims resist or desist.

~Victims that resisted resulted in self-induced suicide.

 

MelBosworth

 

Alias/Known As: “Bill Giles”

Real name: Mel Bosworth

Number of victims: 14

 

 

Description:

 

~Appeared mysteriously in various cities throughout Massachusetts.

~Operated under the name “Bill Giles.”

~Introduced/approached various local politicians and business tycoons at locations of leisure (restaurants, bars).

~Offered drinks and reportedly gained confidence of proposed victims with remarkable efficiency.

~Left victims where he met them before toxic concoction placed in their drinks took hold.

~Used a mixture of household cleaners and anomalous liquids to blend a hemorrhage-inducing effect.

~Victims coughed up blood and expired approximately 1.2 hrs after ingestion.

~Name “Bill Giles,” the authority’s only lead, found to be a false-identity.

~”Bill Giles” discovered to be name of first victim.

 

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Alias/Known As: “Hipster Casanova”

Real name: Caleb Ross

Number of victims: 29

 

 

Description:

 

 

 

~Met victims at literature readings and art gallery events.

~Spoke with a clear and alluring accent said to be very charming by those that turned down his offers.

~Used self-deprecating, laid back conversation to let victim’s guard down.

~Often used the opening line, “Do I have something stuck between my teeth?” to start a conversation.

~Courted victim for approximately a week while waiting for inspiration to mount.

~Upon finding inspiration, approached victim with proposal to be a part of latest work of art.

~Used bladed weapons, nails, and other items to puncture, carve, and write into victim’s skin.

~After body was carved into with words and floral designs, made cast molds of the victim’s body to be later hardened into saleable pewter sculptures.

 

 BenSpivey

Alias/Known As: “The Preserver”

Real name: Ben Spivey

Number of victims: 11

 

 

Description:

 

 

 

~Targeted customers of a local franchise restaurant where employed as head chef.

~Fed victims food treated with a quick acting drug inducing effects akin to inebriation.

~Offered to drive victims home; those that agreed were never seen from again.

~Upon slipping into a deep sleep, victims were wrapped / smothered and set in plastic.

~Selected portions were preserved and later used in daily specials at the restaurant.

~Remainders of wrapped bodies were portioned out into small pieces and disposed of in a dozen locations across the tri-state area.

 

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HannahisClaire

 

Alias/Known As: “Claire Wilkinson”

Real name: Hannah Lee

Number of victims: 0

 

Description:

 

~Believes that there is a person perfect for her out there.

~Doesn’t seem to think that it’s impossible to really commit to someone as long as they commit to her first.

~She is a giver, not a taker.

~True commitment keeps a relationship from being more than a cheap fling.

~She sees it as a career move.

~Has seen and been in a lot of relationships, but seldom one that made her think about settling down.

~Vaguely understands that she has a very specific type..

~Love is considered to be precious, whatever that means.

~A lasting loneliness is what she fears most.

 

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(Promotion) Justin Mayberry is “This Guy”

Mayberry

 

Alias/Known As: “This Guy”

Real name: Justin Mayberry

Number of victims: 5

 

Description:

 

~Didn’t kill until first kill. Killed because the dude had a knife already. Seemed right.

~Killed because the victim was there.

~Got rid of the body in easiest way possible: left it there.
~Killed again because person was really annoying.

~Used a broken bottle and smothering.
~Got rid of body in the easiest way possible: left it there.

~Kept on ending up in situations with person easily able to be killed.

~Killed and left bodies there.

~Apprehended after fifth kill. Asked for motive, replied, ““I dunno. It was there.”

 

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“The killer narrows his eyes. Crosses his arms, uncrosses them. Sighs. The killer stands up. The killer starts taking off his clothes. First the shirt then the pants. Lastly his underwear. He is erect and already stroking. The killer looks up directly at one of the cameras. The killer, instead of sitting back down, he walks off camera. The killer doesn’t appear on any of the other cameras. One by one the cameras go black. Spray paint across the lens, the hissing of an aerosol can.  Nothing is seen, only heard. The killer moves around the apartment. Only sound remains. The killer is typing something on the keyboard. The killer is talking to someone on the phone. The killer hangs up. He curses to himself. Tries again. Sounds like a different number. The killer is talking to someone. The killer is talking to someone. The killer is talking to someone. He is talking to someone. It is difficult to determine who. The voice is muffled but can be heard. It’s enough to disturb the master keeping track of his every move. Data recorded.”

 

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(Promotion) Tantra Bensko is “Rosemary”

Tantra

 

Alias/Known As: “Rosemary ”

Real name: Tanta Bensko

Number of victims: 14

 

Description:

~Rose to prominence via word-of-mouth about unique healing business.

~Where many get tattoos and other body modification, offered something entirely different.

~Using a technique dubbed “positive waves transference,” was able to transform client body into a work of art.

~The resulting effect of therapies could change eye color, draw the inner dreams of a person onto their skin, increase/decrease muscle definition, and heal maladies.

~Alternative use of alternative medicine involved “rebirth” of bodies less than 24hrs dead.

~In order for the technique to work had to first give rise to one dead person.

~Used resurrected person to dig up/recover next dead source to be able to continue healing business.

~Realized that it was impossible to keep resurrected person without arising suspicion.

~Disposed of resurrected person by sequestering in windowless room until starvation.

 

Be Mine

 

“I will teach him a lesson and use his reactions as data. I get started but I’m already too far. I play with myself while playing with his computer. I find his phone on the kitchen counter. I add a few phone numbers. Every phone number is someone I’ve never met. Each phone number comes from one of my classes, people I’ve never cared for, people with which sociability comes easy. I toy around with security software. I alter the past so that it looks like I have yet to return to the apartment. I make it look like his computer hasn’t been accessed. I momentarily consider taking the bodies. Just to make sure, I leave for next door around the time he typically returns with his newfound lays, but he doesn’t come back so I get right back to work.”

 

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(Promotion) Tracie Marie Morell is “Bertha Gifford”

Tracy

 

Alias/Known As: “Bertha Gifford”

Real name: Tracie Marie Morell

Number of victims: 24

 

Description:

 

~Always wanted to live on a boat headed nowhere, out at sea.

~Preferred the solitary seas but found it difficult to get away from people no matter how far away from the shoreline.

~Encountered numerous boats, a few commercial ships, and one cruise-line.

~Attacked by pirate ship one night despite having thought pirate ships to be extinct.

~Survived by joining pirate ranks only to murder them by night.

~Fished for sharks using bits and pieces of human body.

~Survived until unintentional encounter with coast guard.

 

Be Mine

 

“Interchanging shots. Both take a knee and shake some of the water out of their clothing. Bodies dripping wet, the water making their clothes skintight. Views of everything excluding their faces. Then one last shot as both climb to their feet. Both look identical but one speaks for the other. Looking back they say, “Well that was a waste.” One answers, “It’s hard to find friends.” “But it’s easy to find killers.” One steps into the other, combining into one: the woman. The woman walks towards the audience, walks into the shot, everything going black for a moment, and then all that’s left is the view of a lake, seemingly undisturbed.”

 

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(Promotion) Steve Roggenbuck is “The Boosted God”

SteveRoggenbuck

 

Alias/Known As: “The Boosted God”

Real name: Steve Roggenbuck

Number of victims: 60+

 

Description:

~Traveled the country reading, writing, filming, and promoting literary poetry and positive branding.

~Developed noteworthy fanbase due to consistent productivity online and offline.

~Began developing a possible, but radical offshoot of brand.

~Offshoot became a secondary venture. Set up numerous occasions where individuals expecting a reading ended up trapped in a windowless room.

~Room draped in darkness until single spotlight and a shadowy figure in a hoodie appeared, all individuals turning and watching as music – typically Skrillex, Justin Bieber, or Owl City – kicked in.

~Uplifting discourse followed by revelatory audience participation based on the prompt, “You only live once. Make something beautiful. What is holding you back?”

~Individuals let go and begin revealing all hesitance, fear, and resistance holding them back from living their lives the way they want to.

~Absorbed all negativity in order to boost; by morning, all individuals reported to have felt like a whole new person.

~ “Live your life” whispered in their minds, found later that individuals’ heart stopped for up to two minutes before starting again.

~All “victims” fail to remember the events but have since adopted a level of productivity and positivity.

 

Be Mine

“The students all wear white shirts and write, “I’m going to die” one after the other. When they’re done, they take their shirts off and put another one on. Their bodies are their message. What they wear and what they write is what they believe. I don’t bother to watch long enough to figure out the cause. What they’re protesting. I have my own protest. I preach my thesis and my data to the department chair. He is confused but captivated. This has happened all before. After a bit of discussion, I am given approval. At least another week of study. Another week is all I need. On the way back, I ask one of the protesting students, “What is this all about?” The student said, “We’re protesting the value of our lives.” With death creeping up, students fight for the fight they lack hoping it might save them from being yet another person forgotten, swept up by a serial killer and made little more than a number, a victim, a somebody-that-no-longer-is.”

 

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(Promotion) David James Keaton is “Armstrong”

DavidKeaton

 

Alias/Known As: “Armstrong”

Real name: David James Keaton

Number of victims: 18

 

Description:

 

~Owned a toy store that sold nothing but Stretch Armstrong brand toys.

~After the store quickly folded, had trouble dealing with failure.

~Did not know how to get rid of a roomful of inventory.

~Attempted to give the toys away but few took them.

~Unable to face the dead plastic stare of Stretch Armstrong, impulsively looked for places to hide inventory.

~Disposed of some via dumpsters across the city until one night two teenagers watched the act.

~Post ridicule for odd behavior, used brass knuckles to render both teenagers unconscious.

~Took Stretch Armstrong toys and inserted them into unconscious teenagers’ bodies.

~Surprised to see how easy Stretch Armstrong fits inside the human body.

~Stalked others in the park late at night in hopes of riding inventory until capture.

 

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“Cue a montage of choices. Close-ups of various bodies, hanging from clothes hangers, the woman going through them like clothes on a rack. Get the impression of a carefully selected inventory based on the taste of the clientele – the woman. The mall is empty. The mystery is that there’s only one customer for this type of product. Not this type. How about this type? More meat, less fat on the bone. My serial killer likes women more than men. You’re looking for friends? The puppet. — You should know what I’m looking for. The woman. I know what you’re looking for more than this manager. We’ll try a different store. Every store offers the same. I’m looking for a rarity. You’re looking for a friend that doesn’t know it’s been bought. Is that so much to ask?”

 

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(Promotion) Shane Jesse Christmass is “Toby Cornwell”

 

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Alias/Known As: “Toby Cornwell”

Real name: Shane Jesse Christmass

Number of victims: 40+

 

Description:

 

~Was a collector of projectile weapons and a moderately successful target shooter until moving on to bladed weapons.

~Developed a quasi-magic show utilizing knife throwing and other techniques.

~Two months after performing, started incorporating real torture and harm into show.

~Joined nationally syndicated show after six months of touring the country.

~Quickly garnered a following due to relative impressive, and realistic, showcase of blood and gore.

~Audience failed to recognize difference between misdirection/magic and actual harm.

~Volunteers were subjected to public torture while audience believed every bludgeon, cut, and puncture were a part of an illusion.

~Reported later that an average of three victims succumbed to the torture, perishing while in public view, mid show.

 

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“In “Nothing Ever Happens,” you live the very same life you’ve built up for yourself but now everything you’ve earned, and everything you’ve owned, will slowly spoil. You’ll see that valuable estate plummet; you’ll see that fiancée and financially capable job flounder. You’ll find yourself in deep deliberation, wondering if it isn’t your life that’s falling apart but someone else’s. You’ll stand in line. You’ll buy the first ticket to the tragedy that’s entirely yours.”

 

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(Promotion) Jacob Perkins is “Leviathan”

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Alias/Known As: “Leviathan”

Real name: Jacob Perkins

Number of victims: 30+

 

Description:

 

~Worked during summer as an experienced commercial fisherman.

~Found other seasons less eventful, even boring.

~Turned to literature for a fitting outlet and escape and quickly used books as a lure.

~Hunted down a half-dozen locations where a fishing rod and 50 Shades of Grey proved to be perfect attractant to people walking the sidewalks.

~When 50 Shades ceased to work, turned to other popular culture reads.

~Baited victims into head-on collisions with incoming vehicles and other hazards before developing a different sort of lure.

~Removed spine of the book and replaced it with spring-loaded device with teeth.

~Victims’ hands gripped as if in a vise, used strength of the altered fishing rod to raise victim up to 8 stories off the ground before subsequent free-fall headfirst.

~When asked about the sheer oddity of his method, responded matter-of-factly, “I’m just as surprised as you are. I didn’t think it would work. The fish are smarter.”

 

Be Mine

 

“Peel back the surface layer and you’ll find a dozen more. The pickup game is played on as many levels as there are pickup lines. Now the two young guys are the ones watching, huddled together, unaware of the fact that I am the one that picked up the man, rather than the other way around.  What was said between the two of us remains a closely guarded secret. Like the two young guys, you’ll never know what we shared. When we’re gone, the two young guys read what’s on the scrap of paper: ‘You just witnessed the death of women. You are accessories to their murder.’”

 

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