So I just got back from Washington, D.C. and my favorite part was definitely the Crime & Punishment Museum and I wanted to share some of the things I liked from it with you guys!
First Picture: John Wayne Gacy’s leather jacket which he was supposedly arrested in. On the right of it is his wallet, still how it was when it was taken from him, including things like his Radio Shack member card. Underneath is his painting supplies where he wrote his name on the case and his typewriter.
Second Picture: One of my favorite (and the creepiest) part of the exhibit: John Wayne Gacy’s “Pogo the Clown” suits.
Third Picture: A self-portrait drawn by Gacy himself.
Fourth Picture: A photo of Gacy as Pogo the Clown signed by him.
Fifth Picture: The handcuffs used to handcuff Jeffrey Dahmer when he was arrested and his signature.
Sixth Picture: A baseball and a photo signed by Charles Manson.
Seventh Picture: "Old Smokey." The electric chair responsible for killing over 125 men on death row.
Eighth Picture: Probably my favorite part of the museum. Ted Bundy’s Volkswagon Beetle.
Not to mention hundreds of other unbelievable things, the whole museum takes about an hour just to walk through! If you ever have the chance, DEFINITELY go, probably one of the best experiences of my life.
- the boy and the girl do not have a conversation
- love does not exist
- you're going to die some day
I firmly believe that the reason many Slytherins were easily convinced to join Voldemort was because they were treated like shit by the rest of the houses while they were growing up. Imagine spending seven of the most important years of your life being told that you were part of the bad house and therefore bad yourself. Everyone boos your quidditch team. All the houses will hang out with everyone except you. You grow up being hated by your fellow students and many of your teachers.
Now imagine someone comes along and tells you that you’re not worthless and bad. That you’re invited to join a family where you will right the wrongs committed against you. You have the opportunity to be wanted and powerful instead of a hated outcast. Several of your former classmates are telling you how great it is. How you’re welcomed and needed. These are the kids you grew up with. The classmates who went through all the same things you did. Being a Death Eater sounds pretty good now.
I’ve been waiting for a post like this.
BLESS THIS POST.
I was always bothered by the scene at the end of book 7, when the students are asked whether they want to fight the incoming Death Eater army. The Slytherin students are all like, “Uh. No?” And they’re treated like terrorists for it. In the movie, they’re even locked in the school dungeons while everyone cheers.
Did nobody stop to think and realize that if the Sytherin students had stood and fought, they would have been facing their own parents on a battlefield? Even if some of them weren’t really on board with the whole Death Eater thing, expecting them to fight was just cruel. They were children. The oldest of them were seventeen. Babies. And their own professors were asking them to shoot illegal killing spells at Mum and Dad.
Imagine you are a Slytherin and you are staying behind to defend your school and maybe restore some honor to your House. The other students are all giving you mistrustful glares. You know they’re waiting for you to start hitting them in the back with stunning spells. You consider doing it, too, because you’re already starting to regret the choice you made.
Then the battle begins, and you are up against a crowd of strangers who aren’t strangers at all. You recognize voices, muffled behind masks but still piercingly familiar. Your uncle. Your cousin. Your best friend’s big sister.
And then you see a tall man in expensive grey robes. A moment later you notice the small, curvy woman next to him, wand ready. They are guarding each others backs.
You recognize their shoes.
I always though this. And at the end of The Philosopher’s Stone? Slytherin had worked incredibly hard, and Dumbledore made sure that just enough points were given to students who had done about a million things against the school rules so that they would lose. I think that Slytherin house was victimised a lot, and I kind of hope now that the likes of Scorpius Malfoy won’t have to go through such prejudice. Perhaps, after the war, people realised that all Slytherins weren’t to blame. Probably not, though.
On top of that, even J.K. Rowling put in the welcome message that all Slytherins aren’t evil in Pottermore, that people perceive them to be evil but they really are just looking out for their own. There’s so much prejudice against them just because of the evil that house had produced, but like in the welcome message, it was stated that not everyone was on board with the whole death eater thing. When you’re put in Slytherin, you have to keep up that tough charade because it’s either bully and survive or be bullied and outcasted. I don’t agree with what some Slytherins have done during some events, but you can’t judge a house by a few bad apples. Every single house has them, look at how Hufflepuffs tormented Harry when he was forced to enter the Triwizard tournament, look at Peter Pettigrew for heaven’s sake, but Slytherin is defined by those bad apples and that’s not fair. When you’re pushed and pushed into thinking that you’re a horrible person for who knows how many years, even when you might not agree with the whole pureblood/death eater thing, when you’re welcomed into a group after being forced to be an outcast outside of your house, after years of wondering what you’ve done wrong and what you can try to do to help you be more accepted, when you’re given a chance to be apart of a family, it’s no wonder that Voldemort had followers. Even in the books and the movies, there were still good death eaters that only wanted to protect their families against a homicidal extremist that wasn’t even pureblood like he claimed to be. Even offered, there are still some Slytherins that wouldn’t join his side, but no one probably grieved when they were killed for refusing.
I THOUGHT THIS WAS KIDDING SOGMLASG
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Stages of Deterioration in the Human Body
The Moment Of Death:
1. The heart stops.
2. The skin gets tight and ashen in color.
3. All the muscles relax.
4. The bladder and bowels empty.
5. The body temperature begins to drop 1 1/2 degrees Fahrenheit per hour.
After 30 minutes:
6. The skin gets purple and waxy.
7. The lips, fingernails, and toenails fade to a pale color.
8. Blood pools at the bottom of the body.
9. The hands and feet turn blue.
10. The eyes sink into the skull.
After 4 hours:
11. Rigor mortis has set in.
12. The purpling of the skin and the pooling of the blood continue.
13. Rigor continues to tighten muscles for another 24 hours or so.
After 12 hours:
14. The body is in full rigor mortis.
After 24 hours:
15. The body is now the temperature of the surrounding environment.
16. In males, the semen dies.
17. The head and neck are now a greenish-blue color.
18. The greenish-blue color spreads to the rest of the body.
19. There is a pervasive smell of rotting meat.
After 3 days:
20. The gas in the body tissues forms large blisters on the skin.
21. The whole body begins to bloat and swell grotesquely.
22. Fluids leak from the mouth, nose, vagina, and rectum.
After 3 weeks:
23. The skin, hair, and nails are so loose they can easily be pulled off the corpse.
24. The skin bursts open on many places on the body.
25. Decomposition will continue until the body is nothing but skelital remains, a process that can take a month or so in hot climates, and two months or more in cold climates.