A Shieldmaiden wrote:What an odd choice for an avatar......Johann "Jack" Unterweger, an Austrian serial killer who murdered prostitutes.
not really an odd choice. The man was very charismatic and charming, rubbed elbows with the upper class, and came from more humble origins. Like Jack the Ripper, he started East, in Germany where the Ripper began in London; both came west after their Eastern killings. And then, the natural eloquence and intelligence of the man; I've read to some degree his autobiography and the true crime novel about him. True crime books were how I learned about ligature killing methods and the differences between killers and killings, styles and methodologies and psychologies and while Jack Unterweger, like many people, was a pathological liar, our personalities are very similar. At the point of playing a game with myself I called 'catch my inner serial killer', he is who I found and who I synch with, along with Jack the Ripper.
I got a pair of Jacks and seeking to upset the card tables. Seemed Appropro.
"Everybody says ["I don't want to die alone"]. But in my experience, push comes to shove... it isn't the "alone" part people want to avoid. It's the dying."
--Cletus Kasady (Earth-616)