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    Quote Originally Posted by Ralph Rotten View Post
    Yeah, deep research in that genre will make you take more sleeping pills than Heath Ledger.
    It is some troubling stuff.

    My fav book was Whoever Fights Monsters. Netflix finally turned it into a show, but the guy wrote the book 30 years ago.
    I eventually deleted my serial killer fiction because I was certain it was a terrible book that would only be used as jerkoff material for nasty people. It was ruining my life, pretty much. Everyone was acting like I was a serial killer, just waiting to happen. My parents got me in therapy. I didn't have any friends in school anyway, but not having friends was preferable to the kind of alienation I got after that book started circulating.

    I didn't want the character to get used like that. Plus, with every project after that, I grew as a writer and a person and became ashamed of everything I'd written previously. It's one of the biggest reasons I've never published long fiction. Publishing is too intimidating, I'm very sensitive to criticism from loved ones and mentor figures, and... then hardware crashes kill the project literally.

    It's really weird for me that two of the biggest brain thorn projects have survived feature a similar sort of graphic, abusive sexual contact (but a lot of the projects between the first and these didn't). It's like I've come full circle, back to writing about things that really bother me, will easily serve as fapping material for the worst people on the planet, and are sure to make everyone hate me again.

    Is that book what Mindhunter was based on? If not, you might like that show.
    "Ammonia will disinfect sin."

    "Art is life, just add bull****."
    --Chris Miller

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    Since replying in this thread I've attempted to read H an without constant reference to notes it's just to much of a slog...I read a few over the years and much prefer to read other people's thought on the stuff...classics for dummy's is a must...
    The only one who can heal you is you.

  3. #23
    Quote Originally Posted by seigfried007 View Post
    Is that book what Mindhunter was based on? If not, you might like that show.

    Yes, that's the show based on the book written by the guy who originaly envisioned the idea of psychologically profiling serial killers to learn about their ilk. His bosses thought he was nuts until they actually helped locate a disorganized serial killer. They looked at the crime scene and recognized a high degree of disorganization, and concluded the guy was likely too AFU to own a car, so he was likely living nearby.
    They found the guy living within 4 blocks of the site.
    After that the FBI was interested in profiling.

    The killer believed that the soft soap at the bottom of a bar (from sitting in water after a shower) was some kind of mind-rot, and it compelled him to go out and kill folks. He had tried other people's doors but they were locked...and being highly disorganized, he lacked the skills for B&E. So he only killed people who left their doors open.

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