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hutch0
Date: 2008-06-17 12:13
Subject: the fifth foot drops
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Breaking news from the Islands Of Lost Feet. A fifth foot
has been found near Vancouver. Unlike the other four, this one is a left foot, which at least means there's a possibility that it matches one of the ones already found and doesn't herald another victim.
The ever-so-slightly-spooky Dr Ebbesmeyer has spoken up on the subject again.
Developing...
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2008-06-17 21:50 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I was checking out the BBC news site this morning and it came up on their breaking news ticker. Took them a while to pay attention to the story, didn't it?
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User: sarcobatus
Date: 2008-06-17 16:58 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:Blue Day
Creepy.

What is it about the Pacific Northwest that it produces such grisly serial murders? There was a pig farmer arrested a few years ago in British Columbia who was abducting prostitutes and grinding them up with his pork products. Icky.
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2008-06-17 22:19 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
We've been following this story since...oh, I don't know, how long has it been, guys? Since before Christmas? Since it was just three feet, anyway. One theory is that these feet belong to the victims of a plane crash that happened a few years ago. There were five people on the plane and only one body was ever recovered, which is why the appearance of a left foot is significant. If it does turn out to match one of the right feet, then there's an increased possibility that they indeed come from the crash victims. If it had been another right foot, or it doesn't match the existing feet...serial killer. If they are from the plane crash, there are three more left feet still out there somewhere waiting to wash ashore.
I know the case you mean. Robert Pickton, found guilty of six counts of second-degree murder but may have killed another twenty to forty working girls. He cut up his victims and fed them to his pigs.
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User: sarcobatus
Date: 2008-06-18 00:48 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Robert Pickton is indeed the name. I read where he also barbecued and served human flesh to his friends, telling them it was pork.

Sick.
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2008-06-18 21:25 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I hadn't heard that one. Yep, that's sick.
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Kat: Shock
User: artykat
Date: 2008-06-17 19:40 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:Shock
you'd think that they'd come up with the owners by now-- missing people. *shudders*
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2008-06-17 22:22 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I don't know the circumstances of the plane crash. If the feet are from the victims, it's possible their bodies are still in the wreckage, somewhere off the coast. I just think it's really, really sad.
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Kat: I has a sad
User: artykat
Date: 2008-06-18 01:45 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:I has a sad
I agree with you completely. It IS very sad.
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jmward14: BenkeiSake
User: jmward14
Date: 2008-06-18 05:20 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:BenkeiSake
Well, this puts my newly sprained ankle in its place... not very big in the grand scheme of things. (If it hurts, it's obviously still attached.)
Sorry, recovering reporter's gallows humor strikes again. It is sad. I do hope they can identify the remains and provide some closure for the families.
Hugs,
Jean Marie
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2008-06-18 21:29 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
No! How'd you manage to do that?
Big Healing Hugs.
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jmward14: Duzell3
User: jmward14
Date: 2008-06-18 21:35 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:Duzell3
It was work-related. Honest! Massive thunderstorms took out our local power grid Monday night, and I thought it would be a perfect time to see what a truly moonlit street looked like for a story I'm working on. Headed out the front door with my trusty Coleman lantern and managed to not see the final cement step to the sidewalk. :-P
But I got my "shot" for the story.
(Oooh, I can insert a cheerleader's prod here!) How's the novel going?
Hugs and writerly grins,
Jean Marie
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2008-06-18 22:27 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
You know, I can imagine doing that myself. Years ago I decided I needed to know whether the road up to the Royal Castle in Krakow was cobbled or not, so when we went over for a visit I mentioned I'd quite like to check it out and a couple of friends volunteered to drive us over there. It was December, or maybe January, and there was about an inch of snow over about half an inch of ice on the ground, and going up the street I slipped and almost put my knee out. I still have no idea whether it's cobbled or not. In The Villages I think I settled for just calling it `steep.' Or maybe I asked somebody, I can't remember now. The things we do to get things right, eh?
How bad is the sprain? Can you get about okay?
The novel's on pause for a moment while I decide what to do with the last four thousand words or so that I wrote. As they stand, they comprise a really chunky infodump, but it's rather good and quite funny and shorthands what's going on really nicely. I could unpack it and actually write the events it refers to and I'd probably have about ten thousand words, or I can just leave it as it is. Yes, I know, my advice to anyone else with this problem would be to write the unpacked version anyway and decide which one to use when you're finished, but I only get a couple of hours a night to write and work's been insane for the past few weeks and really all I've wanted to do is finish dinner and then stretch out and watch a match from Euro 2008, during which I invariably fall asleep towards the end of the first half. So I'm wracked with indecision about how best to use my time, and of course I wind up not using it at all. It'll work itself out.
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Kat: thinking
User: artykat
Date: 2008-06-20 05:20 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:thinking
Just wanted to say that I really enjoyed reading the whole thread between you and JM. It was so interesting! Loved it! Nice to evesdrop (peep?) on such an interesting thread.
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2008-06-20 22:32 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
*tips hat* *bows*
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