The above meme was chosen for a reason. My latest obsession is listening to True Crime podcasts, namely ‘My Favorite Murder’ hosted by Georgia Hardstark and Karen Kilgariff. What makes that program so good is their retelling of horrific murders (solved and unsolved) while injecting some humor where they can into the situation. Some people I’m sure are offended, but I enjoy it because not only do they talk about the crimes, but the patterns of the crimes. So in essence, I’m learning how not to get murdered. Here is what I have learned so far:
- 15% of homicides are committed by someone who is a stranger to the victim.
- That means the remaining 85% is committed by someone the victim knew.
- The majority of those homicides are usually related to money or domestic situations or simply put…don’t get robbed, don’t join a gang, and don’t get into or stay in a relationship with someone abusive and controlling.
- There was an abundance of horrific crimes in the 70s and the 80s, though forensics and detection were rapidly improving towards the late 80s.
- Many of the most notorious serial killers had a head injury. Which freaks me out because so do I, but the difference is they also had some sort of drug problem or abusive childhoods. Neither of which I had. Although I have a strong urge to punch exceptionally rude and nasty people in the face, I can say that you are safe…For now.
- I knew there were people like me who are also interested in following True Crime stories, but what I didn’t know is how many of those people are trying to help solve some of the unsolved crimes! I may add the kidnapping and possible death of Nefertiri Trader to a later post because she is local, the case will be 5 years old this year, and still has not been solved. Maybe sharing on here could help.
Another thing I have been obsessed with recently is the RPG ‘Stardew Valley’. I know this game is not new, but shockingly I have never heard of it until I saw a guy ranting about it on Twitter. According to this dude, games you play on mobile phones, “baby games” like ‘Animal Crossing’ and ‘Stardew Valley’, and Nintendo games do not make you a true gamer. I personally don’t mind “baby games” so I downloaded it to my laptop. I have no regrets and believe it or not: has a slight bit of difficulty.
I’m still doing a ton of work for the insider and I’m officially off of school in the next few days (yay!) I’m looking forward to a productive Summer break. Cheers.