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2020.09.20 07:13 meowlson (27F) looking for a private, cat-friendly room

TL;DR My name is /meowlson. , as you can see, I’m 27 years old, and I am looking for a private, cat-friendly room with a budget of $800/month in midtown or the surrounding area. I have been looking for a long time, so I guess I’ll try Reddit (I’ve been trying on Facebook) I prefer to live with other womxn, and prefer to live with people who are reasonably close in age. Continue reading if you’d like to know more. ———
I’m a Sacramento native; friends and former roommates would describe me as easy-going, sarcastic, friendly , and accommodating. I’m hoping to find a room near Midtown in the Richmond Grove, Poverty Ridge, Newton Booth, or Boulevard Park neighborhoods. Those with kids are not going to be a good fit.
I’m a pretty social person, but also need alone time. I want my home to be a place where we can have people over, but not a place that's constantly full of people. I’m open to the idea of our roommates hosting small parties - I would just like to know about these ahead of time and would reciprocate the courtesy. I’m down to get to know each other; I’m not saying we have to be best friends, but I would like to do things like occasionally watch TV together and host occasional small gatherings for friends.
I like to keep common living spaces pretty clean. I put my belongings away when I get home from work and try to do the dishes after I use them; if I can’t get to them right away I do them before bed.
I’m open to the idea of a cleaning schedule to keep things organized as far as “deep cleaning” for common areas like bathroom, living room, and kitchen is concerned.
I like to spend my free time out and about, smashing the patriarchy and dismantling systems of oppression, either alone or with others. On the weekends, I often head out to the city, hike, and hang out with my homies. North Beach is one of my favorite places to go.
I'm a cosmetologist by trade, and I work a relatively normal Tuesday-Saturday schedule, although the hours can vary. I’m moving to be closer to the salon I work in.
During the work week, I'm usually in bed by 10:00pm-11:00pm and up by 6:00-7:00am. On weekends (Sunday/Monday) I just sleep and wake up whenever; I’m mindful when others are sleeping.
Here are some quirks and relevant information: I'm sometimes overwhelmed by loud noises. So, if you're someone that needs to have the volume on the TV up to the maximum, we might not be the best fit.
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I don’t drink often or heavily, but don’t mind people who do so long as you’re not violent.
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If you have any additional questions, or if I sound pretty cool, feel free to shoot me a message!
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2020.09.20 06:01 iknowwhatiwantbroski How to comfort my SD who possibly got scammed by a POT SB?

So me and my daddy were looking for another SB to join us as a third. Found someone who complemented us really well, personality-wise and kink-wise.
Knew each other for a few weeks, already went out for a platonic lunch to gauge chemistry and interest. Suddenly stopped all contact last week when we were making plans for a salon date with planned intimacy afterwards.
At first we thought that something bad may have happened to her because I always got a busy tone when I tried to call (which could mean her phone's out of battery). Decided to call her with a new number though and got a ring tone and a text back, meaning she blocked my number...
My daddy had already sent over two month's worth of allowance plus extras to help her get stuff for school. He's such a sweet guy and gave her the absolute benefit of the doubt but I really can't draw any other conclusion besides her being a scammer or getting cold feet.
So what can I say to him to make this sting a little less? Anything that doesn't boil down to 'i told you so' would be helpful, since I know we broke a lot of protocols here in sending too much money too soon.
He took the same chance with me (sending me a lot of money before an in-person meet) and I guess I was hoping that other SBs in my area would have the same integrity :/
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2020.09.19 21:19 Switch386 How to structure query with two nested arrays?

Hey guys, I'm trying to get the hang of thinking in graphs + how to query them and could use some assistance with structuring a query.
Goal
Query a Salon for all Stylists by ID for each respective stylist's appointments for a given list of dates. The dates being queried will differ between stylists.
Types
Salon { salonId: Int! stylistsById: [Stylist!] } Stylist { stylistId: Int! salonId: Int! appointmentsByDate(dates: [Dates!]): [Appointment!] } Appointment { salonId: Int! stylistId: Int! appointmentId: Int! client: Client datetime: DateTime } 
If this were JSON, the query input ideally would be something like:
{ Salon: { salonId: 1, stylists: [ { stylistId: 5, dates: ['2020-01-01', '2020-02-15'] }, { stylistId: 7, dates: ['2021-02-01', '2022-12-21'] } ] } } 
Questions
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2020.09.19 15:44 Unwritten89 Body positivity : Comments after sleeping with someone for the first time

So I (30F) recently slept with someone for the first time(30M). Our dates were going ok, he seemed into me and the sex itself was alright. After the act, he asked me whether I had acne as a teenager as I still have some obvious scarring/pits on my face and I said yes. He asked me whether I used to pick on my skin. I had taken accutane to control my acne but it was having a bad effect on my liver and my doctor had asked me to stop the dose after 1.5 months. I told the guy about this and added “I decided my liver was more important than some scars on my face”. He then proceeded to ask me about the stretch marks I have. When I hit puberty, my skinny ass and hips grew and I have stretch marks from it, and as I have medium brown skin, it is quite obvious like tiger stripes. He said “ah so you had a growth spurt and became a bear”. He then commented on how he like women to be completely hair free down there and asked me how I managed to keep things smooth, I told him I had shaved that evening, just before meeting him. He said “that’s nicely done” and that he didn’t know you could get that effect from shaving and thought I go for regular waxing. I told him I prefer to wax, but with Covid, it was hard to book a salon appointment in a jiffy and had to shave as I knew we would probably end up having sex that night. He commented how he likes my skin, and how my hands were hair free. Told him again, that I shaved that evening. I have never had someone ask such questions right after having sex and it made me a bit uncomfortable to be honest. I would have preferred these questions to come up I don’t know, some other time. Have you had such experiences? How to answer these type of questions without feeling slightly attacked? I never thought about it, but as these questions did make me feel a bit judged, how can I work on my body positivity?
TL;DR - Slept with a guy for the first time and it was followed by comments/ questions on my skin/face etc..Felt a bit attacked, realized I need to work on my body positivity. Any tips would be appreciated.
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2020.09.19 00:42 lisagreenhouse Gary Michael Hilton, the National Forest Serial Killer, is known to have murdered four people. But his crimes and travels make it hard to believe there weren’t earlier victims. Are there more waiting to be discovered?

Who is Gary Michael Hilton?
Gary Michael Hilton, sometimes referred to as the National Forest Serial Killer, was a drifter who murdered at least four hikers in and around national forests in Florida, Georgia, and North Carolina between 2005 and 2008.
Hilton was found guilty and sentenced to life in prison in January 2008 for the murder of Meredith Emerson, 24. After that conviction, investigators across the country began looking into unsolved cases that were similar to Emerson’s, and Hilton was charged with and found guilty of three more killings. In 2011, he received the death penalty in a Florida court for the slaying of Cheryl Dunlap, 46. In March 2012, he plead guilty to the murders of John Bryant, 80, and Irene Bryant, 84 and a North Carolina court sentenced him to four consecutive life sentences.
Emerson, Dunlap, and the Bryants shared no specific victimology, instead it appears he chose them at random when he needed money. Investigators agree that his were crimes of opportunity, and they believe Hilton may have committed more murders across the southeast United States in the years before his four known victims were killed.
Hilton was born November 26, 1946. He had an unstable home life and varied criminal record that stretched from childhood until he was arrested for Emerson’s murder at the age of 61. In 1959, when he was just 13, Hilton reportedly shot his stepfather in a jealous rage over his mother. His stepfather didn’t press charges, but Hilton did spend some time in a mental hospital after the shooting.
At 17, Hilton joined the army, and he served from 1964 through 1967, including a tour in West Germany. He was honorably discharged in 1967 after he had been hospitalized for hearing voices and diagnosed with schizophrenia.
Hilton was married at least three times, but none of his marriages were long—the longest was just two years. He isn’t believed to have any children. His third wife was a security officer at Stone Mountain Park, a 3,000 acre park near Atlanta that offers camping, hiking, wooded trails, lakes, and family attractions, including the massive peak at its center that is carved with the likenesses of Confederate soldiers.
Hilton loved the outdoors. He hiked, camped, and frequently lived in forests and mountains around the south and southeast United States. He loved dogs, too, and had a dog named Dandy (sometimes reported as a golden retriever, other times described as red in color).
He never had steady employment; after leaving the army, he worked as a chauffeur in Florida from 1970 to 1972, and he was arrested in 1995 for stealing books he was hired to sell from a door-to-door sales company. From 1997 to 2007, he worked off and on handing out advertisements and doing odd jobs for a Gwinnett County, GA, siding company, but he permanently lost that job when he threatened to kill the company owner if he didn’t pay him $10,000.
Hilton also had ongoing legal troubles. He was convicted of a DUI in Florida in 1973; in 1983, he was convicted for carrying an unlicensed gun and a drug charge; he was found guilty of theft and marijuana possession in 1987; and he plead guilty to 21 counts of solicitation in 1995.
Samuel Rael, an attorney and filmmaker in Atlanta, admitted that in 1995 Hilton helped him develop the plot for the movie Deadly Run. The movie is about a man who stalks, hunts, and murders women in the woods, a storyline that has similarities to Hilton’s crimes. Rael had defended him in court multiple times since the mid-1980s for crimes ranging from arson and trespassing to solicitation of false charitable donations. Rael said Hilton, whom he considered a consultant on the project, came up with the idea of the main character releasing women into the woods to be hunted like prey and that he also helped select that cast and found the cabin in the woods near Cleveland, Georgia, where much of the movie was filmed. Meredith Emerson’s remains were found approximately 30 miles from that same cabin 13 years later. Investigators have said that Hilton was not considered a suspect in any murders or disappearances during the time the movie was being filmed.

Confirmed Victims
Victims are listed in the order of their disappearances and murders. However, his final victim, Meredith Emerson, was the first to be linked to Hilton. His implication in her murder helped solve the others.
Irene Bryant, 84, and John Bryant, 80, disappeared after driving 20 miles from their home to hike and look at fall colors in North Carolina’s Pisgah National Forest on October 21, 2007. The couple had been married for 58 years and loved traveling, hiking, and being outdoors. Their active lifestyle meant that they were sometimes hard to reach, and it took time for their neighbors and family to realize they were missing. Their son Bob reported them missing on November 2. He drove from his home in Texas to North Carolina to help search for his parents and discovered their vehicle at a trailhead parking lot. Investigators subpoenaed telephone and financial records and discovered that Irene had tried to call 911 around 4 p.m. on October 21 but the call didn’t go through. They couldn’t confirm whether the call failed due to lack of service or interference by another person. Financial records showed a bank withdrawal from their account at 7 p.m. the day after Irene attempted the 911 call. Security footage at the bank in Ducktown, Tennessee, 25 miles away from their vehicle, showed a slender man man in a hooded raincoat using the Bryant’s ATM card. Investigators couldn’t identify the person, but it was neither of the Bryants.
Irene’s body was found on November 9, covered with leaves and sticks, just 100 yards from where the couple’s vehicle was parked. She had been killed by a blow to the head and her arms and legs appeared to have also been beaten. Investigators speculated that her attacker had lain in wait on the trail or in the woods just beyond the parking lot.
John’s skeletal remains weren’t found until February 5, 2008 when a hunter stumbled across them.
On October 26, 2007, Hilton was stopped by a sheriff’s deputy while trespassing on private hunting land. Hilton tells the deputy he’s a paratrooper on field maneuvers, and, when asked if he’s carrying any weapons, he shows the officer an expandable police baton. The officer checks for open warrants and then lets him go. However, Hilton did have an open warrant for a minor 1972 offense in Miami, and he should have been detained.
In March 2012, Hilton plead guilty to murdering the Bryants, and he admitted to camping out in the parking lot, scouting for victims. Hilton admitted he had kidnapped Bryant from the parking lot, drove him to the Nantahala National Forest, walked him 30 feet down an embankment, and shot him in the head. It’s believed Hilton wasn’t certain he could control both victims at once, so he chose to kill Irene at the location and then use her death to intimidate and scare John into cooperating and giving him the couple’s ATM PIN number.
In the days before the Bryants’ murders, other hikers reported seeing, talking to, and even photographing and confronting Hilton in the Pisgah National Forest in the area where the Bryants were murdered. Along with pleading guilty of ambushing and killing the Bryants, Hilton also plead to robbery and firearms offenses in their case. He again accepted a plea deal to avoid the death penalty and was remanded to serve four additional life sentences consecutively with the life sentence already handed down for Emerson’s murder.
The Bryants are Hilton’s first known victims, although he was sentenced in their cases after being tried for his later crimes.
Cheryl Hodges Dunlap, 46, was a mother of two grown sons and a nurse and Sunday school teacher, She was last seen alive on December 1, 2007. She had gone hiking alone in Apalachicola National Forest in the Florida panhandle just outside Tallahassee at about 9 a.m. Friends reported her missing after she failed to show up to teach her Sunday school class on December 2 or arrive at work on Monday morning, December 3. Three days after she disappeared her car was found with a flat tire, parked on the shoulder of Highway 319 just outside of the national forest. A search of the area revealed nothing of use. However, an investigation into her digital footprint discovered bank withdrawals.
A little over a week after she went missing, authorities released surveillance photos of a man successfully using Dunlap’s ATM card to withdraw money on December 2, 3, and 4, the three days immediately following her disappearance. Police could not identify him because he was wearing a rubber mask, gloves, and hat. Detectives staked out the ATM machine for the next week, but the man never returned.
Dunlap’s decapitated remains were discovered near Bloxham Cutoff Road in the Apalachicola National Forest on December 15 by hunters who noticed the presence of buzzards. Because her head and hands were missing, it took a DNA sample to confirm that the remains were hers.
Hilton was proven to be in the area when and where Dunlap disappeared because a forestry agent had run his vehicle tag number through the police database on December 7. After Dunlap’s body was found, a hunter also reported coming into contact with Hilton in the forest—driving a white van, wielding a knife and appearing disheveled or homeless. The hunter said he’d warned Hilton that the woods was a bad place to be during hunting season. This interaction allowed the hunter to identify Hilton in a photo lineup. A forestry agent had also questioned Hilton on November 17, 2007 and run his white van’s tag number through a database to ensure it wasn’t stolen. On December 28, another forestry agent interacted with Hilton in Osceola National Forest, about 160 miles from where Dunlap was last seen. Those sightings proved Hilton had been in the area before and then left after Dunlap’s murder. The final item of proof was one of Dunlap’s boots, which Hilton was attempting to discard in the dumpster with Emerson’s belongings when he was initially arrested.
Investigators believed Hilton kidnapped Dunlap from the Leon Sinks Geological Area of Apalachicola National Forest, where friends said she had mentioned going to read a book. He likely kept her alive for a few days in order to get money from her ATM card, finally killing her. Investigators say he burned her head and hands in his campfire, then left her vehicle by the road after puncturing the tire with his police baton. There was no physical evidence tying him to the crime, but investigators were able to recover audio tapes on which Hilton had recorded himself talking crudely about women and referencing killing women and hiding things. He said he was a sociopath who could disassociate from the act of murder.
Hilton was indicted on Thursday, February 28, 2008 for Dunlap’s murder, kidnapping, and two counts of grand theft. He was found guilty by a unanimous jury in February 2011 and sentenced to death. He unsuccessfully appealed the conviction.
Dunlap was Hilton’s third known victim; he was sentenced in her case after being tried and found guilty for murdering his last-known victim, Meredith Emerson.
Meredith Emerson, 24, was last seen alive on New Year’s Day 2008, with her dog, a black Labrador retriever mix named Ella. The pair had left home in Buford, Georgia, to hike one of their favorite trails on Blood Mountain. The location is the highest peak in Georgia’s section of the Appalachian Trail and is located on the border of Lumpkin and Union counties inside the Blood Mountain Wilderness and the Chattahoochee National Forest.
Concerned after she didn’t return home, Emerson’s friends and boyfriend reported her absence to local police. She was classified as an overdue hiker. The next day, friends and authorities searched the area where Emerson and Ella had been hiking but did not find either of them. A winter storm moved in that day, and authorities had to halt the search.
After her disappearance made news, witnesses came forward to claim that they’d seen her hiking with an older man, approximately 60 years old with a red dog, on a spur trail that connects the Appalachian Trail to the Byron Herbert Reece Parking Lot. One caller was a former police officer. He reported that while hiking he’d discovered a police baton, water bottles, sunglasses, a barrette, and a dog leash and treats scattered over an area of disturbed and scuffed ground. He had seen an older man with a police baton walking with a younger woman minutes before finding the items, and he recognized the leash as the one the young woman had been holding. At first, he’d thought they were father and daughter, but the scattered belongings and evidence of a struggle concerned him. While there, he talked with another group of hikers who had seen the man hiding in the woods, but they were unable to locate him after a short search. They gathered the scattered items and left them at a local store, but they didn’t call police at the time. The next day after seeing a report on TV about Emerson’s disappearance, the former officer called investigators to report what he’d seen and found the day before.
Also on January 2, John Tabor, a former employer of Hilton’s, called police to let them know Hilton matched the description of the man seen with Emerson on the trail. He said Hilton had called him a few hours before and had apologized for acting erratically and violently toward him, asked him for money, and told him he was near Blood Mountain. He’d asked Tabor to leave him a check at a business Tabor owned, but he never came to collect the check. Investigators noted that Tabor hadn’t called them immediately to inform them of Hilton’s similarity to the suspect or his proximity to the possible kidnapping.
Police also recovered surveillance images of Hilton unsuccessfully attempting to use Emerson’s ATM card. Investigators had hope that Emerson was still alive and they were now sure she was with Hilton, so they disseminated Hilton’s DMV photo to the media.
On January 4, another witness called police to report that he had encountered an older man and young woman camping near a white van. The witness was driving a lawn care truck when he got it stuck in a stream. He asked the older man for help, but he’d refused. The witness said it seemed like the man was trying to keep him away from the van. When the witness called police dispatch to ask for help getting his vehicle unstuck, the man quickly packed up and left the area in a seeming rush.
That same day, Ella was found wandering in a grocery store parking lot in the town of Cumming, Georgia, about 60 miles away from Emerson’s last-known whereabouts. Investigators also discovered bloody clothing, bloody men’s boots, and Emerson’s purse and wallet in a dumpster across the street from the store where Ella was located. A boot, later confirmed to belong to Hilton’s third victim, Cheryl Dunlap, was also recovered from the dumpster.
Later that evening, a witness called 911 to report that Hilton—whom he recognized as the suspect in Emerson’s disappearance from news reports—was at a local gas station cleaning out a white van. Police arrived and prevented Hilton from using a vacuum cleaner and bleach on the van’s interior; they also discovered bloody clothing and blankets he had attempted to discard in the gas station trash receptacles. Blood in the vehicle was later matched to Emerson, and Hilton was charged with her murder.
During almost five hours of interrogations, Hilton admitted that Emerson fought back against him when he attacked her, yelling and using her martial arts skills to fend him off (she’d earned a blue belt in aikido and was posthumously awarded a black belt). He said that she almost got away, but that he was finally able to subdue her when she lost her footing and stumbled. He said he’d chosen to attack her because she was a woman, and that they’d hiked together for a while before she outpaced him. He then stopped and waited for her down the trail, planning to rob her of her ATM card when she was returning to her vehicle. He admitted to taking Emerson from the parking lot in his van, returning at her request a few minutes later to pick up Ella, who had initially been left behind. He drove her to multiple banks and unsuccessfully attempted to use her ATM; police believed she was intentionally giving him wrong PIN numbers to buy time. Unfortunately, no one at the banks or law enforcement noticed the failed transactions or attempted use of Emerson’s ATM cards until January 4.
Eventually Hilton gave up and drove Emerson to a secluded location where, for three days, she continued to give him incorrect ATM PIN codes in an apparent attempt to give rescuers time to find her. Hilton told investigators that he tired of waiting for the correct PIN number, so he told Emerson he was taking her home; however, he admitted that he knew he couldn’t release her since she’d seen his face and vehicle and knew so much about him. Instead, while she was tied to a tree, he hit her over the head repeatedly with a car jack handle to kill her, and then he decapitated her. He covered her body with leaves, then drove to another wooded area more than an hour away, where he discarded her head. He said he was unable to kill Ella and decided to let her go. Disturbingly, in that same interview, when asked about whether it was hard for him to kill Emerson, Hilton stated, “It was hard … you gotta remember we had spent several good days together.”
Hilton offered to lead investigators to Emerson’s body if they’d agree to remove the death penalty option. An autopsy confirmed Hilton’s story: her cause of death was officially listed as blunt force trauma to the head, and she’d been decapitated postmortem.
He plead guilty to Emerson’s murder on January 30, 2008, and he was sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole after 30 years.
The case was in the news again in 2010 when a writer for Hustler magazine submitted a request for crime scene photos for use in an article about Emerson’s kidnapping and murder. A judge blocked the request, preventing the Georgia Bureau of Investigation from releasing "any and all photographs, visual images or depictions of Meredith Emerson which show Emerson in an unclothed or dismembered state.” The Georgia House also passed The Meredith Emerson Memorial Privacy Act, preventing “gruesome crime scene photos from being publicly released or disseminated.” The Act, House Bill 1322, stops the release of all images in which victims of crimes appear “nude, bruised, bloodied or in a broken state with open wounds, a state of dismemberment or decapitation.”
Hilton’s involvement in Emerson’s kidnapping and murder drew the attention of investigators in other states. While she is believed to be his last victim, the successful investigation into her case resulted in his guilty pleas and sentencing for three other murders. A series of other unsolved crimes is also being investigated for ties to Hilton.

Possible Victims
Melissa Witt, 19, disappeared from the parking lot of a local bowling alley in Fort Smith, Arkansas on December 1, 1994. On January 13, 1995, her body was found by hunters in a rural area of the same county from where she disappeared. She was naked, and her remains were near a rock that’s been described as headstone-like. Her clothing was never located. Some investigators believe that there are similarities between Witt’s disappearance and death and those of Hilton’s known victims.
Judy Smith, 50, is considered a possible victim of Hilton’s because her remains were found near the location where Hilton would bludgeon Irene Bryant a decade later. Smith was last confirmed to have been seen by her husband, Jeffrey, at a Philadelphia hotel on April 10, 1997. The couple flew from their home in Newton, Massachusetts to Philadelphia the day before so that Jeffrey could attend a work conference. After arriving at the airport, Judy discovered she had left her identification at home and would not be able to board the plane. She returned home to retrieve her ID and took a later flight, meeting Jeffrey at their hotel. She planned to go sightseeing while Jeffrey was attending the conference, and Jeffrey confirmed she’d been alive and in their room that next morning. That evening, after the conference meetings had ended for the day, Jeffery could not find Judy. He searched for her and tried to report her missing around midnight, but investigators told him he needed to wait 24 hours.
During the ensuing investigation, there were a number of sightings of a woman matching Judy’s description in and around Philadelphia, several of which seemed to describe a person experiencing psychological problems or acting disoriented or disturbed. Other possible sightings were of a woman matching Judy’s description riding the bus, shopping at a mall, and sitting outside a gourmet grocery store. The Smith family found some of the descriptions and sightings credible.
On September 7, 1997, about five months after Smith was last confirmed to have been seen, hunters in the Pisgah National Forest about 9 miles from Asheville, North Carolina discovered scattered bones around a shallow grave. Some clothing and personal effects were also located. Cut marks and punctures found on the ribs and clothing suggested the victim had been stabbed. The remains were confirmed to be those of Judy Smith. Strangely, the clothes she was discovered wearing were not any she was known to have owned or reported by witnesses, and the family has no explanation for why or how she got to or was in Asheville. Later reports found that people in the Asheville area had seen Judy or a woman who resembled her. The sightings were deemed credible, but no one claimed to have seen Judy with anyone else. Money and jewelry was found near Judy’s body and belongings, so robbery was ruled out as a motive. Investigators came to believe Smith traveled to Asheville voluntarily, but they’re unsure of why or what happened to her while there. Hilton has been suggested as a possible suspect, but investigators have not publicly linked him to Smith’s case or named as a suspect.
Levi Frady, 11, was abducted from Little Mill Road in Forsyth County, Georgia, on October 22, 1997. The next day his remains were found partially submerged in a rainwater-filled pit in Dawson Forest Wildlife Management Area in Dawson County, Georgia. He had been shot three times, once in the chest and twice in the head. Investigators consider Frady’s case open and active. Some have hinted Hilton is considered a suspect, but he has not been publicly named.
In April 1998, Jason Knapp, 20, disappeared. He was a student at Clemson University, and he was last known to have been seen by his roommate at around 10:30 p.m. on April 11, watching a movie at their residence. His vehicle was found on April 21 at Table Rock State Park in Pickens, South Carolina. The area is about 30 miles from the university and is very rugged. Investigators found a Wendy’s restaurant receipt inside the vehicle dated April 12 at 1:30 p.m. It is believed he drove to the park on April 12. He had also withdrawn $20 from his bank account that day; his bank cards, including an ATM card, were never found. The area around his vehicle showed no signs of struggle or foul play, and it is unknown whether he drove to the location alone. Searchers canvassed the area around his vehicle for two weeks and found nothing of interest.
Patrice Endres, 38, disappeared from her hair salon in Cumming, Georgia, between 11:30 a.m. and noon on April 15, 2004. She vanished during a gap of about 12 minutes between clients. The front door of the salon was unlocked and the cash register was empty, but there was money in her purse. Her lunch was in the microwave and her vehicle was parked at the salon.
Her skeletal remains were found in December 2005 behind a church about 10 miles from her salon. A woman came forward with a description of a man in a white van parked in front of the salon, but she later recanted the story. Serial killer Jeremy Brian Jones admitted to killing Endres and dumping her body in Sweetwater Creek in Douglas County, but authorities ruled him out as a suspect after her remains were found 70 miles from that location and when he couldn’t provide any additional information that wasn’t in the public record. Authorities looked at Hilton’s possible involvement, but they say he is no longer considered a suspect. There is no information as to why investigators have ruled him out.
Rossana Miliani, 29, lived in Miami, Florida, and disappeared while vacationing in Cherokee, North Carolina. She was last confirmed to have been seen at about noon on December 7, 2005, in the hotel where she was staying. She called her father and told him she was going hiking on the Appalachian Trail. Some reports say she was spotted in Bryson City, NC, where she rented a storage space, shortly before disappearing. Miliani is reported to have bipolar disorder and schizophrenia, but no details are available about whether she was on medication or if she was experiencing any issues at the time of her disappearance.
On the two-year anniversary of her disappearance, a clerk at a local store read an article about Miliani and called investigators to report that she’d sold a backpack or bag, possibly a sleeping bag according to some sources, to Miliani and a man who claimed to be a traveling preacher who visited campsites around the Appalachian Trail. According to the clerk, the man was about 60 years old, had hair greying at the temples and may have been wearing a hair piece because his hair looked unusual. The clerk claimed that Miliani appeared to be nervous.
A private investigator working on the case released a sketch of the unidentified man in June 2009. The man resembles Hilton, and he’s considered a possible suspect. Neither Miliani nor any of her belongings, including luggage and a camera, have been found; no money has been withdrawn from her bank account since her disappearance, but a deposit was made on December 31, nearly three weeks after her disappearance. No further information is available about that deposit.
Some sources say Hilton is known to have stolen and unsuccessfully tried to use Miliani’s bank card, but I was unable to find official corroboration of those reports.
A fisherman found the remains of Michael Scot Louis, 27, dismembered and stuffed in plastic garbage bags, in the Tomoka River at Ormond Beach, Tomoka State Park, Florida on December 6, 2007. His torso and legs were recovered, but his head has never been found. Louis was last known to have been seen on November 21 or 22, 2007, but when his remains were found 16 days later, the autopsy estimated he had only been dead for two to seven days. It’s unclear where he was or who he may have been with during the days he was unaccounted for. Days after his disappearance, his Firebird was found parked unusually far from his apartment in the apartment complex’s parking lot in South Daytona, Florida, with the keys still in the ignition and his dirty laundry and guitars inside.
Hilton was officially ruled out as a suspect after DNA testing did not implicate him, but some thought he should remain on the list as a potential suspect. In January 2018, Nelci Tetley, 67, was arrested for shooting to death and dismembering her then-boyfriend, Jeffrey Albertsman, 55. It was discovered that she had possibly also dated Louis, although she denied knowing him or having a relationship with him, and she’s been named as a suspect in his case.
University of Georgia student Cayle Bywater disappeared from Athens, Georgia on December 29, 2007. She was reported missing after neighbors became concerned when her dog was seen running loose outside her home. Meredith Emerson would be kidnapped three days later from Vogel State Park, about 80 miles north of Athens.
On January 11, Bywater’s body was found in an Athens lake. An autopsy listed drowning as her cause of death, but there’s disagreement about how she came to be in the lake. There were no traces of illegal drugs or alcohol in her system, but she had been prescribed medication to treat a mental disorder, reported by some agencies as bipolar disorder. The autopsy also found a previously undiagnosed heart defect, but that could not be proven to have played a part in her death.
A photograph taken by an undisclosed individual the day she was last seen alive shows Bywater in Memorial Park walking her dog on leash. Witnesses claim to have seen someone matching Bywater’s appearance walking a dog in the park near the lake where her body was later found, and some said she appeared to be disoriented or chasing the dog. No signs of foul play were discovered on her body or at the scene, but her family insists she did not wander off or commit suicide. In a news article dated January 8, 2008, (https://www.savannahnow.com/article/20080108/news/301089882) her family was concerned that she may have been kidnapped by someone who saw her in a disoriented or confused state and took advantage of the situation. That same news article mentions the kidnapping of Meredith Emerson by Gary Michael Hilton but quotes an investigator as saying the local police department and Georgia Bureau of Investigation did not consider the cases related at that point. It’s unknown if Hilton is now or was ever considered a suspect in Bywater’s case.
Are there more? There are dozens of unsolved cases of missing and murdered people in the areas where Hilton was known to or may have traveled or lived. Someone put together this Google Map detailing known and possible victims of Hilton: https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=1v-4PyOHDjE17GhkF6ofEvFWtLes&hl=en&gl=us&ie=UTF8&oe=UTF8&msa=0&z=5&ll=34.77220536527494%2C-83.37685848300629 . It’s a very interesting rabbit hole. I’m unsure who created the map or what criteria they used to include possible victims. If anyone on this sub has information about the creation of this map, please let me know and I’ll include more details.

What Don’t We Know? Discussion and Theories
Knowing what we do about Hilton and the crimes for which he was convicted, it’s hard to believe that Emerson, Dunlap, and the Bryants are his only victims. Investigators have pointed out that it’s rare for a serial killer to start killing in their 60s, and Hilton’s crimes seem to be the work of a confident killer. His lack of victimology—targeting victims based on opportunity rather than sticking to a certain type of person—and his large geographic footprint, transient lifestyle, lack of family and friends, and remote hunting grounds all point to the possibility that he’s been active for a lot longer than the short spree of four known victims.
There are so many missing people and unsolved homicides in the southeast corner of the United States that it’s not hard to think Hilton may be responsible for some of them.
What are your thoughts or theories?

A note of thanks: u/cspach2005 invited me to do this write-up on Hilton for an upcoming podcast on www.disturbedpodcast.com. They covered my previous write-up on Timothy Bindner (https://www.reddit.com/UnresolvedMysteries/comments/g2mh3i/hes_been_a_suspect_in_the_disappearances_of_at/) in this podcast, https://www.disturbedpodcast.com/bindne, so I was thrilled to contribute again. I’ll add a link to the podcast episode on Hilton once it’s done.

Resources:
Park Predators podcast about Hilton: https://parkpredators.com/episode-1-the-hunte
YouTube video of Georgia Bureau of Investigation interview with Hilton (4.5 hours): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R9Tw1iejmzc
ThoughtCo blog from July 14, 2019 about Hilton’s crimes: https://www.thoughtco.com/the-gary-michael-hilton-case-971046
Murderpedia entry for Hilton, including text from news articles: https://murderpedia.org/male.H/h/hilton-gary-michael.htm
Timeline of Hilton’s life and crimes: http://prairiechicken.blogspot.com/2008/02/gary-michael-hilton-timeline.html
Strange Outdoors article from January 23, 2018 about Hilton and his victims: https://www.strangeoutdoors.com/mysterious-stories-blog/2018/1/22/gary-michael-hilton-the-hiker-murders
CNN article from 2008 detailing how Hilton helped make a movie about a serial killer: https://www.cnn.com/2008/CRIME/03/13/hilton.movie/index.html
Wikipedia article: Murder of Meredith Emerson: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_of_Meredith_Emerson
March 23, 2008 article detailing Hilton’s confession and Emerson’s fight to survive: http://www.nbcnews.com/id/23769881/ns/us_news-crime_and_courts/t/killer-says-female-hiker-fought-him-end/
March 11, 201 article about judge barring release of crime scene photos in Emerson’s case: http://www.cnn.com/2010/CRIME/03/10/meredith.emerson.photos/index.html
August 2012 opinion piece by the journalist who requested Emerson crime scene photos explaining why he did so: https://www.ajc.com/news/opinion/why-requested-slain-hiker-crime-scene-photos/2PmN2O3oTCOJKq7mBuvgfL/
Wikipedia article about the Judy Smith case: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Judy_Smith_homicide
Rossana Miliani Charley Project profile: http://charleyproject.org/case/rossana-miliani
Article from December 17, 2007 about remains found in Florida, possibly linking them to Cheryl Dunlap: https://abcnews.go.com/US/story?id=4010778&page=1
Article from February 28, 2008, announcing Hilton’s indictment in the case of Dunlap: http://www.cnn.com/2008/CRIME/02/28/hilton.indictment/index.html
March 27, 2012 article about Hilton pleading guilty to the Byrants’ murders: https://www.blueridgenow.com/article/NC/20120327/news/606022032/HT
May 17, 2008 article detailing John Bryant’s autopsy findings: https://www.blueridgenow.com/article/NC/20080517/News/606047031/HT
January 4, 2018 article about the Bryants: https://www.ajc.com/news/local/tragic-end-for-unique-couple/PzAHQbeBqHLPzNjGei0nAJ/
December 23, 2007 article about memorial service for Michael Scot Louis: https://www.news-journalonline.com/article/LK/20071223/news/180117745/DN
January 24, 2018 article about Nelci Tetley’s arrest, possible implication in Louis’ death: https://heavy.com/news/2018/01/nelci-tetley-accused-dismembering-killing-boyfriends/
January 13, 2017 article commemorating the 22nd anniversary of Melissa Witt’s unsolved disappearance and murder: https://www.5newsonline.com/article/news/local/outreach/back-to-school/melissa-witts-body-found-22-years-ago-investigation-still-open/527-5556593c-22df-4077-b6c3-e7fd7f041f33
Jason Knapp’s Charley Project profile: http://charleyproject.org/case/jason-andrew-knapp
April 4, 2010 article about Patrice Endres’ disappearance and murder: https://www.forsythnews.com/local/crime-courts/husband-seeks-closure-in-cold-case/
Google Map detailing known and possible victims of Hilton: https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=1v-4PyOHDjE17GhkF6ofEvFWtLes&hl=en&gl=us&ie=UTF8&oe=UTF8&msa=0&z=5&ll=34.77220536527494%2C-83.37685848300629 (I did not create this map, nor do I know who did or what criteria they used when choosing which possible victims to include. I’ll gladly edit the post to include that information if someone knows more details about the map’s creator or creation.)
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2020.09.18 16:59 youcancallmet Has anyone used Overtone?

I'm 38 and 2 years ago I stopped coloring my hair completely. I had been getting gray since my early 20s and by my early 30s I found myself at the salon every 4 weeks covering up my horrible gray roots. On top of that, I hadn't really discovered my hair was actually curly so I spent a lot of time and money on heat styling and keratin to smooth the frizz. My hair was fried! I'm really not a high maintenance person either so frequent trips to the salon became a real pain the ass and tough on the wallet. I gave up and decided to go natural. I took a while but 2 years later I've finally grown out and chopped off the last bit of highlighted blonde hair. Now my hair is a mix of colors. The top layers are gray mixed with a medium brown so it looks grayish-blonde and underneath it's still fairly dark, not as much gray. I've been working on the CGM for the last 6 months and for the first time in my life, people are complimenting my curls! It's still kind of a wild and free look - a work in progress!
Anyway, long story short...I don't want to go back to fully dying my hair now but I need to brighten it up or even it out somehow. I feel like it ages me right now and I hate the way I look in photos (which I need for my dating profiles lol). Yesterday a co-worker told me she'd love to see me with chocolate brown hair and that she thinks I should start coloring my hair again which I think was her subtle way of telling me my hair looks like crap. Another co-worker made a quick mention of Overtone. I've been on their site this morning but the FAQ is a little lacking so I don't totally understand it. I'm wondering how silver would work for me...or brown. I just need something to make it look like I haven't totally let myself go.
Any experience? There's a silicone about half way down the list of ingredients on the conditioner that's on the "caution" list but not avoid.
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2020.09.18 15:38 CoolKid0927 Better Call Saul

Better Call Saul is an American television crime drama series created by Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould. It is both a spin-off and a prequel of Gilligan's previous series, Breaking Bad. Set in the early to mid 2000s in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the series develops Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk), an earnest lawyer and former con-man, into a greedy criminal defense attorney known as Saul Goodman. Also shown is the moral decline of retired police officer, Mike Ehrmantraut (Jonathan Banks), who becomes closely affiliated with the Juarez drug cartel to support his family. Jimmy and Mike's interactions remain sporadic until their respective storylines fully converge. The show premiered on AMC on February 8, 2015, airing five seasons to date. A sixth and final season, consisting of 13 episodes, is scheduled to air in 2021.[5]
At the start of the series, Jimmy works as a public defender, using the back room of a nail salon as both his office and residence. His romantic interest and former colleague, Kim Wexler (Rhea Seehorn), is an attorney at Hamlin, Hamlin & McGill (HHM), a law firm co-owned by Jimmy's brilliant, but unwell brother, Chuck McGill (Michael McKean) and proud associate, Howard Hamlin (Patrick Fabian). After hiring Jimmy as legal representation, Mike provides security and advice for Nacho Varga (Michael Mando), an intelligent drug dealer who later becomes an informant for Gus Fring (Giancarlo Esposito), an ambitious drug lord and legitimate businessman. Their operations are disrupted by members of the violent Salamanca family, including Lalo Salamanca (Tony Dalton). Odenkirk, Banks, and Esposito reprise their roles from Breaking Bad, as do many others who make guest appearances.
Better Call Saul has received critical acclaim, with particular praise for its acting, characters, writing, direction, and cinematography; many critics have called it a worthy successor to Breaking Bad and one of the best prequels ever made, with some deeming it superior to its predecessor.[6][7][8] It has garnered many nominations, including a Peabody Award, 23 Primetime Emmy Awards, eleven Writers Guild of America Awards, five Critics' Choice Television Awards, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and two Golden Globe Awards. The series premiere held the record for the highest-rated scripted series premiere in basic cable history at the time of its airing.
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2020.09.17 22:46 athoughtbin My (23 F) ex-step mother is suing my brother (25 M) and I for spousal support after my Dad passed away. They were in the process of a divorce when he died, and as a result, she is a widower. Not sure what our rights are and could use some help!

My step-mother was not listed as a beneficiary for any of my father’s life insurance or IRA accounts when he passed away. Their divorce was vicious and my Dad died before everything was finalized (it was set to be finalized the week he passed away but she kept delaying court dates.) He effectively took her out of the will, but she is now a widower. As such, under Georgia law, she is petitioning for spousal support for up to 12 months. We plan to file an objection but not sure what our rights are, being his children from another marriage. We do not know what our financial obligation is or whether she can make a legitimate case since from what I understood this is typically done against the spouse and not their children?
To put things into prospective, she has:
1) Kept the house and his car after he was deceased, but did not file as the executor of the estate. 2) Owns and manages her own hair salon (she has an income) 3) Has emotionally abused us for the duration of their marriage (this is documented)
Any help would be great!
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2020.09.16 22:39 cityentrep 11 profitable business ideas you can build without code

Building your own tech-enabled business is more accessible than ever before.
No code tools are the superpower for the digital economy. Here's 11 profitable online business opportunities for anyone, even if you don't know how to code
1. A job board
💡 The idea
⚙️ How to build it without code
🧲 How to get and retain users
💰 How to monetize
🤔 Who’s doing it profitably?

2. A custom app for real estate agents
💡 The idea
🧲 How to get and retain users
⚙️ How to build it without code
💰 How to monetize
🤔 Who’s doing it profitably?

3. A paid newsletter
💡 The idea
🧲 How to get and retain users
⚙️ How to build it without code
💰 How to monetize

🤔 Who’s doing it profitably?

4. A dating app for a specific niche
💡 The idea
🧲 How to get and retain users
⚙️ How to build it without code
💰 How to monetize
🤔 Who’s doing it profitably?
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5. A paid membership recipe app
💡 The idea
🧲 How to get and retain users
⚙️ How to build it without code
💰 How to monetize
🤔 Who’s doing it profitably?
💡 The idea
🧲 How to get and retain users
⚙️ How to build it without code
💰 How to monetize
🤔 Who’s doing it profitably?

7. An e-commerce store on Shopify
💡 The idea
🧲 How to get and retain users
⚙️ How to build it without code
💰 How to monetize
🤔 Who’s doing it profitably?
💡 The idea
🧲 How to get and retain users
⚙️ How to build it without code
💰 How to monetize
🤔 Who’s doing it profitably?

9. Start a local marketplace in your city
💡 The idea
🧲 How to get and retain users
⚙️ How to build it without code
💰 How to monetize
🤔 Who’s doing it profitably?

10. Build websites for local businesses
💡 The idea
🧲 How to get and retain users
⚙️ How to build it without code
💰 How to monetize
🤔 Who’s doing it profitably?

11. Productize content marketing for online businesses
💡 The idea
🧲 How to get and retain users
⚙️ How to build it without code
💰 How to monetize
🤔 Who’s doing it profitably?

If you liked this, you can check out the full article here, and learn more about how to build with no code at No Code MBA!
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2020.09.16 10:18 stardustandmore Chapter 4: Satan

cotd...
Satan was NOTHING like the red daddy your church or parents taught you. Quite the contrary, actually. She looked 19, a couple of years older than me, blonde haired and hour glass figured. Her face could have used a bit of a touch up, but hey- at least she wasn't overdoing make up. Also, I think what I said wasn't exactly the best way to greet someone. I could see she was trying to make this not weird.
I covered my mouth. "Um, I er- meant..."
Yeah, Satan was feeling a little uncomfortable. Who knew the cosmic baddie was actually another socially awkward teenager at heart.
"Yeah, uh thanks I guess." Satan replied. "Not many have the balls to say that directly to my face, but uh, cool."
"Yeah..." I trailed. "I kinda blurt out without thinking so..."
I was staring at her. Drowning inside her red dead eyes. The way she had a null expression on her face... looking at me and silently judging which chamber of hell should I be damned... ah!
It was at this point when I realized that my story was looking more and more like a YA Wattpad fan fiction rather than a fantasy series. I shook my head and looked at Satan.
"So, what do I need to do for these 3 years?" I asked her.
"We'll get to that." Satan spoke softly. "First uhmm, tell me, er... am I really, like, y'know..."
The fuck.
Now I am not saying that I don't have experience with insecure girls, but taking advantage of Satan seemed a bit of a risky situation. "I, uh, don't understand you."
Trust me when I say this, Satan blushed redder than a tomato soaked in blood.
"Am I hot?" Satan asked.
There. A sentence I never thought I would ever conjure. Maybe I should reevaluate my writing style.
"Uh..."
"I mean, no one ever gives compliments in Hell, and it's been years since I went to a salon or whatever so..."
"Eh, you are cute. Hot, i guess."
"Really?" Satan smirked. She drew closer to me. The air around her was like fire. The closer she came, the more I began aware of the warmth surrounding her. "Well then," Satan grabbed my collar and winked. "Come along..." she whispered...
No way this shit is actually happening
"Lay down on this bed."
"Wha-at?" Too soon for the first date I guess.
"Lay on the bed, Stardust!"
I obliged. I jumped on the bed and contemplated my lucky existence in hell as Satan eyed me seductively.
"You got protection?"
I laughed. "Why, you think I'll get STDs from a thousand year old fantasy character?"
She giggled. "Oh silly! It's not the STDs you need protection from..." She came close to my ear and whispered, "it's the ghouls in the darkest pits of hell you need to stay protected from."
"Wait what?" I could feel all the warmth disappearing.
She pecked on my left cheek. "You'll see."
And then she snapped her fingers.
When I took my next breath, I found myself inside a big, damp cave. My clothes were wet and uncomfortable, and the only light source was feeble light coming from the mouth of the cave.
"Where am I?"
I said to no one in particular, but I admit I jumped when I got a reply.
"WHO IS HERE!" A girl shrieked.
And then I shrieked. "WHO ARE YOU?"
"BUT I ASKED FIRST!"
"Alright alright, I am not a ghost or somerhing, just a soul damned to the deepest pits." I replied.
"Oh, samesies." The voice came. "What's your name?"
"I am Stardust. You?"
"Toxic Diary."
"Lame name." I noted.
"Yeah."
"I still can't see you though." I said.
"Yeah," Toxic Diary replied. "Wait, I'll come ther-AAAAARGH!"
"What happened?" I was startled by her scream.
"Th- the Fucking Monster Pigeon is here!"
I fainted.
chapter 1
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2020.09.16 03:08 hislairofsolitude 37 [M4F] Boston - Ten Naughty Questions

1) Your master spanks your ass very hard. The next day you are bruised and the sensation of sitting down continually reminds you of the previous night. Three days later the sensation passes. Do you miss it?
2) You go to a lovely restaurant on a second date. It's obvious that you want each other. When the check comes he gives you your coat check stub and $2.00 and says: Get your coat and scarf, go to the ladies room, put all your clothes in your bag, put on your coat and scarf, and meet me in front of the restaurant. You get up and leave the table. He pays the bill. Are you on the sidewalk when he gets there, or did you run away?
3) Your master is fucking you. He whispers in your ear: "Do not release. I forbid you to have an orgasm. Tonight you are just my hole. Open and surrender." Do you melt and surrender, protest and then surrender, feel that he's crossed the line and asked too much?
4) Friday after work you meet your Master. He takes you to a nice hotel. You undress. He takes your clothes and leaves. He returns a few times that weekend and has you as he wishes. On Sunday he returns with your clothes and a gold chain that goes around your waist and under your crotch and has a lock in front. Basically, it's a symbolic and elegant chastity belt. He says: "It's time we go deeper: you become mine more wholly or we separate. Wear the chain under your clothing, or we never see each other again." Do you put it on or not?
5) Your Master has been fucking you all Saturday night. You go to brunch on Sunday morning. At brunch he pulls from his pocket two peel and stick 3-inch tall letters, his initials. He tells you that he wants to take you to a tanning salon, stick his initials on your ass, and have you tan so that you wear his initials for the next 6 months. Obviously, you get hot and excited. But do you go to the tanning salon or chicken out?
6) You go to your Master's house. There is an enormous gift-wrapped package in the bedroom. He tells you it is for you and you can open it after you make love. You make long slow delicious love. He then let's you open the package. It's a dog kennel. He says: "Sleep in here." What do you do?
7) Your Master has to go out of town on an extended business trip. He invites you to come along on the condition that you bring only modest maid uniforms and that while you are away you serve as a domestic maid and sexual servant. Do you embrace the suggestion as a chance to explore the edge of surrender? Feel betrayed or saddened by the suggestion? Feign becoming enraged at the suggestion and hope that he insists? Try to negotiate a middle ground?
8) After we have finished a session and your hair is all matted and your pussy is swollen, I will order some pizza. When the delivery man arrives, I will send you to the door topless and you will pay him. Would you do this? Would you obey me?
9) Are you ready to meet a dominant man to act out these submissive fantasies that you have been repressing?
10) Are you ready to learn how to be a good submissive? Describe in detail a Domination/submissive fantasy that you often masturbate to.
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2020.09.14 18:14 SherlockBeaver Disappeared: Deanne Hastings My Leading Theory

In more than 75% of homicides, the victim knows their killer; nearly 30% of homicide perpetrators are family members. Among women who are murdered, more than half are murdered by their intimate partner. The force of emotions that exist in familial and romantic relationships are the most powerful that people experience in their lifetimes. Even what appear to be the closest of marriages and the most respectable of families have been known to experience fatal violence going all the way back to Cain and Abel.
This review of Deanne Hasting’s case takes a very close look at the actions and words of Deanne’s fiancé at the time she disappeared. Hopefully another review of the timeline and supporting facts will help lead us to what happened to Deanne. I rely most heavily on the information provided in interviews with Deanne's closest relatives from the ID Disappeared program (Season 8, episode 13 “The Long Way Home”) and The Vanished Podcast Episode 44, because it is the information of those who knew Deanne best or were the closest to Deanne when she disappeared, in their own words that we can listen to for ourselves.
Background
Deanne Hastings (maiden name Crider) was born 2/27/1980 in Pahrump, Nevada. She was a thirty-five year-old mother of three at the time she disappeared from Spokane, Washington on November 4, 2015. Deanne has a history of bipolar disorder, going missing and even attempted suicide. This webpage offers some real insight into Deanne’s struggles as well as an honest and loving tribute from an artist who was Deanne’s longtime friend and more.
Just months before Deanne vanished this seemingly final time, she had been out of touch with all of her friends and family for 6 days. A mostly redacted copy of a June 12, 2015 police incident report I obtained that was initiated by Deanne's eldest son, Hayden states the following:
"Hayden Green called Crime Check on June 12, 2015 at 20:38 to report that he hasn't heard from his mom, Deanne Hastings (listed Deanne Crider), since 6/9/15. Hayden has checked with other friends and family and no one has heard from her, not even her live in boyfriend Mike Tibbetts."
That case was closed when Deanne returned home on June 15, 2015. Apparently no search was conducted, nor was any media attention brought to Deanne’s disappearance on that occasion. Why not? Mike Tibbetts was Deanne’s live-in boyfriend when she went missing in June but apparently Mike was not as concerned then as he was in November.
Deanne and Mike became engaged around two months following her return from that episode and around two months before she disappeared. Did this change in their relationship status affect Mike’s actions in November? In his ID Disappeared interview Mike Tibbetts says: “In her past she would leave for a couple days or different times like that. She would respond here and there to texts and stuff.” Mike has been through this with Deanne before. Does Mike know where Deanne went during the times she disappeared before? According to Deanne’s artist friend, many times she would run to him wherever he was living, or he would come to where she was and they would hide from the world in a hotel. Apparently some of the times like this time, Deanne wandered the streets and made friends with strangers.
This time something kept Deanne from ever coming back to the people who loved her. Deanne had a long history of disappearing and of “episodes” where her mother says in her ID Disappeared interview that she sometimes didn’t even recognize her own daughter and Deanne’s brother Carson also describes Deanne as being like a different person during those times, full of foul and hurtful language. Unfortunately, these episodes had been occurring since Deanne’s later teenage years regardless of being on or off of any medication. Like many sufferers of bipolar disorder, Deanne clearly had a difficult time getting the right dose or combination of medications.
Although her brother Carson and Mike Tibbets refer to “the insurance” and “the insurance company” in their ID Disappeared interviews, the fact is that Deanne was on Medicaid due to her low income and other factors. One of the “credit” cards a person of interest in this case, Randy Riley, was caught using of Deanne’s was not a credit card according to police, but rather her EBT (food stamp) card which he used at a WinCo grocery store. Perhaps they did not wish to cause shame to Deanne (the only shame is that Deanne was denied her medication), but Mike Tibbetts states in his interview on ID Disappeared that he had offered to pay cash for Deanne’s medication so that she could have the preferred one and Deanne was “told” [by her caseworker?] that if they did that, Deanne would be dropped from “insurance coverage”. No one is dropped from private insurance coverage for not using their benefits and paying cash instead. When you go to the pharmacy to pick up a prescription, you will be charged the full price in cash unless you present an insurance card and nobody cares because you’re paying to have the insurance benefit whether you use it or not and when you don’t use it, that is money the insurance company does not have to reimburse. It is Medicaid recipients who have to demonstrate financial need. Obviously, it is a terrible shame that anyone would deny Deanne the particular medication her physician thought she needed. It may help some people deflect their own guilt and responsibility to spread blame around or feel validated in making political hay of this case, but what is important is finding Deanne.
The Disappearance
Tuesday, November 3, 2015
Deanne attends her first day of cosmetology school at Glen Dow Academy just six blocks from where her vehicle will later be found. Deanne spent the latter part of her evening with her now daughter-in-law (DIL) Melanie Green doing her nails and discussing their relationships with the men in their lives, as they frequently did.
9:30 pm
Melanie Green (DIL) goes home after spending the evening with Deanne doing nails and talking about their relationships. Deanne responds to Melanie’s text sometime between 9:30-10:00 pm when Melanie arrived home. Deanne’s last message to DIL says “Love you see you soon”.
10:00 pm
Deanne’s last reported use of her cell phone is a text to her son Hayden telling him that she went to school that day and that she hopes he is proud of her.
10:00-10:15 pm?
Deanne possibly executes a plan to leave the home she shares with her fiancé Mike Tibbetts by distracting him with a handwritten note about going to the store while she made her way to a downtown nightclub. If true, then for reasons known only to her Deanne chose to execute this plan instead of waiting for Mike to return home just a few minutes later and invite him to go with her to the club, or to tell Mike the truth about where she was going.
10:15 -10:30 pm
Mike arrives home from work (he worked 12:00 pm -10:00 pm shifts) and claims he found a note from Deanne inside the home that according to Tibbetts’ words on the ID Disappeared episode said:
“…that she had a good day, and she was just, got done doing nails and she was going to run to the store.”
That is a lot of information in a handwritten note that really only needed to say "Ran to the store BRB”. If Deanne were actually running to the store and coming home, she could have told Mike about her day when she returned. If Deanne actually meant to let Mike know that she was at the store in case he found the house empty when he came home or he wanted anything from the store, she would have text him. Deanne had just been texting her DIL and son minutes before she allegedly picked up a pen and wrote a note for Mike Tibbetts that he has never allowed police to see. Mike maintains that the handwritten note is the last thing Deanne ever wrote to him and that is why he cannot part with it, even though he has known that the note was a complete lie by the 4th day that Deanne was missing at the latest. Mike’s refusal to ever turn over either the alleged note or Deanne’s cell phone in the early days and weeks of the investigation into her disappearance, Mike’s actions are not those of a man who really wants to find out what happened to Deanne. Mike’s memories of the note seem to vary slightly. In this interview published 9 days after Deanne went missing Mike says:
“There was a note that said ‘Ran to store, just got done doing girls nails, had a great day,’"
The article further states: “It’s easy to memorize a simple note, especially when it’s the last time you’ve heard from the one you love.” Except Mike doesn’t “memorize” Deanne’s note. He paraphrases it each time and by February 2016 Mike seems to be remembering the night Deanne left home differently than he reported to police:
“The last thing I heard come out of her mouth was I love you," he said. "She went to the store that night, and I haven't seen her since.”
No mention of any note. The note matters because if it ever existed, it would support Mike’s version of the evening: that nothing at all was amiss between himself and Deanne and that whatever happened to cause Deanne to leave the house that night had nothing to do with Mike because it happened before he got home.
11:30 pm Mike gets concerned that Deanne is not home from the store because it is five minutes away. This would be a market now called Rosauer's Market. Out of concern, Mike says he drove to that store. Mike reports that the store was closed, so he returns home. Why does he drive to the store instead of texting, then calling Deanne’s phone? Did Mike do those things first and then drive to the store? He does not report doing so. This is the nearest market to their house. Most people know what time the nearest market to their house closes. Did Mike really think he would find Deanne at the closed market, rather than assume she must be making a stop some place else by then that was open later? Deanne could have gone to a Walgreens that was open late, or been picking up fast food or a pizza. It is interesting that within an hour Mike is already out on the street looking for Deanne on this night.
Wednesday, November 4, 2015
2:30-3:00 am
Mike tracks Deanne’s phone to a parking lot at 919 Sprague in downtown Spokane which is next to The Knitting Factory, a music venue just six blocks from the cosmetology school Deanne attended the morning before. If Mike was able to trace Deanne’s phone using location services, then he also had access to and surely would have looked at her phone usage online to see who she was communicating with besides him before she left their house. Mike should have easily been able to see that there were texts to her son’s and his girlfriend’s numbers in the minutes before he came home. Nonetheless, Mike never actually contacts either one of them himself to ask what Deanne might have said about what she was planning to do that night.
Mike decides to wait by Deanne’s car for the rest of the night. This is an interesting choice considering that the temperature was below freezing that night. Deanne had not been robbed, because Mike found her purse and cell phone secured inside the car. It seems reasonable to assume that Deanne had gone to the club next door and left her purse in the car so she could dance. If Deanne had consumed alcohol, it would be reasonable for her to have gotten a ride home or taken a cab. Mike’s choices seem to prioritize seeing who Deanne might be with when she returned to her car. Mike has claimed that he stayed with Deanne’s car all night in the freezing cold because he wanted to make sure her car did not get broken into with her purse and phone inside. That sounds like a reasonable, too except that after this first night Mike does not call AAA for locksmith service and a tow home. Instead Mike leaves Deanne’s car parked in that same spot in downtown Spokane with her purse and phone inside for *four more nights* beginning on Wednesday.
Overnight
We now know that Deanne Hastings met a grocery store employee of what is now called Yoke's Fresh Market on Spokane-Cheney Road, (known as Latham Trading Company at the time) and that Deanne spent the night with that grocery store employee (GSE). According to the GSE’s information, he met Deanne in front of The Knitting Factory and they went off to party together for the night. In the morning the GSE took Deanne in his car to the grocery store where he worked to purchase cigarettes. The GSE says when he got back to his car, Deanne was gone but she had left her keys behind. He drove around the shopping center, did not see Deanne and left. Deanne was just two miles from home then and she would end up walking most of those two miles in the direction of her home later that afternoon.
7:30-8:00 am
Mike calls Glen Dow Academy to see whether Deanne has shown up for her second day of classes. Glen Dow Academy is located six blocks from where Deanne left her vehicle. Mike must have made quite an impression on whoever he spoke to on the phone about Deanne, because the school owner offered to start making missing person flyers right away instead of minding their own business over an adult staying out all night. Mike says he then began to distribute the missing person flyers all over downtown Spokane. Deanne had been missing less than twelve hours at that point.
Maybe it was reasonable for Mike to call Deanne’s new school and let the administrators know that she had been out all night because Mike was genuinely worried about Deanne’s well being. On the other hand, Mike does not say that he tried calling any hospitals or jails, he does not try going home to see whether or not Deanne has returned there and most importantly, Mike also *does not call* the last two people Deanne Hastings’ phone records would indicate she texted in the minutes before Mike arrived home to (allegedly) find a handwritten note from Deanne about going to the store.
Mike does not go to work during the first twenty-four hours of Deanne’s disappearance. That is how alarmed he is by her being gone overnight this time. It is not clear how Mike accounts for his time and whereabouts during those first twenty-four hours of Deanne’s disappearance other than that he alternately went around the city with missing person flyers, waited at her car and drove the streets looking for Deanne. Every day after Wednesday Mike does go to work.
12:23 pm
Officer Davida Zinkgraf responds to numerous calls for a welfare check requested by strangers in the shopping center parking lot of what is now Yoke’s Fresh Market. These witnesses reported a disoriented and possibly intoxicated/addled woman who had entered a salon and called a woman working there “Mommy", who was now laying on the ground and claiming to witnesses that she may have been drugged, kidnapped and beaten. Deanne would not speak to EMTs or police when they arrived, nor would she give anyone her name or say where she lived although she did tell the ladies attempting to intervene on her behalf that she did not want to go home. When Deanne will not repeat any of the claims about being drugged or beaten to police, does not appear beaten, *refuses to give her name* and then walks away from Officer Zinkgraf, Officer Zinkgraf continues to observe Deanne for another 20 minutes and then reluctantly leaves. Deanne has civil rights and Officer Zinkgraf has an entire city to look after. Deanne is not required to identify herself to police when she is not suspected of any crime. Police cannot detain Deanne for telling wild stories to strangers, nor apparently even for public intoxication because as Officer Zinkgraf explains in the ID Disappeared episode, Spokane does not have a law prohibiting public intoxication. There is also no law in Washington that allows authorities to remand citizens for psychiatric evaluation because of statements by strangers. Civil commitment requires family members to swear out an affidavit that they have observed their family member being a threat to themselves or others. Yes, it is tragically unfortunate that Deanne could not be intervened upon by police and EMT services on the day she disappeared, but hopefully everyone can stop asking how they could have just let Deanne be on her way, because that question has been asked and answered.
12:30 pm
In Officer Zingkraf’s continued observation of Deanne after their initial contact, Deanne enters the grocery store where she uses her debit card to purchase: energy drinks, string cheese, birthday candles, cigarettes and vodka. Mike, who has been out distributing missing person flyers and/or waiting by Deanne’s car, says that he received an alert on his phone that Deanne’s card was used at the grocery store where the GSE works. Did Mike have alerts set on the card for every transaction Deanne made like parents do when they give their teenager a credit card? Mike takes the alert not as notice of potential theft following a crime against Deanne, but as confirmation that Deanne is well and making a purchase. This is why Mike does not rush to the store, he isn’t actually concerned about Deanne’s safety or what has happened to her. He means to see who she is with and confront her. That is why even though Mike apparently believes that Deanne is well and making a purchase, instead of going home he decides to return to/continue to stay with with Deanne’s car. Mike says he believed Deanne would come back to her vehicle and his priority isn’t to get warm or get some sleep, it’s still to see who Deanne is with and confront her. Mike was not going to wait for Deanne to get home.
Sometime after 12:30 pm
Deanne encounters Randy Riley (RR) and his friend “James” on their way to a storage unit RR has rented that is within two blocks of the grocery store where Deanne has just made her purchases. According to both RR and James they hung out with Deanne for a few hours. Storage facility surveillance shows the three of them smiling and interacting in a very friendly manner. The two men are on bicycles. Neither of the men appears to have access to any vehicles of their own with which to move personal belongings, let alone a body (Deanne’s brother Carson confirms this in the Vanished podcast) and none of the trio seem to make any effort to make use of Deanne’s vehicle.
1:30 pm
Storage surveillance shows Randy Riley and Deanne and James leaving the storage facility.
2:30 pm
(information received by police November 25, 2015 three weeks after Deanne disappears and after Randy Riley’s name was released to the media) RR’s landlord who was in the process of evicting him now claims that she remembers seeing Deanne with RR and another man on Wednesday, November 4th near where he claims that he left her and that Deanne was sitting or lying on the ground again.
Another woman who lived near Inland Empire Way believes that she saw Deanne walking with RR and James on I.E. Way and lying on the ground on that day, as well. That witness claims that she was concerned enough to stop and ask Deanne if she was ok, since she was lying on the ground. Deanne told this witness that she was just upset because she was “going through a divorce” and she seemed in control enough of herself that this neighbor moved on. RR does not deny that he was with Deanne on the last day she was seen nor does he deny that he is the last person willing to admit to having seen her.
2:30-4:00 pm
A few hours after Mike learns Deanne used her card at the grocery store, he finally decides to leave Deanne's car downtown and go to that store with Deanne's missing person flyers in hand. There Mike has his first encounter with the GSE in the parking lot outside of the store. The GSE says Deanne looks familiar, but that it's probably not the same girl. It is possible Deanne did not look exactly like her photos on the night she left home because she was disheveled, but it is also possible that the GSE did not want to immediately admit to a frantic man with a missing person flyer of his fiancée who did not appear missing when he spent the night with her. The GSE may have been wary - for good reason - of becoming involved in what appeared to be a domestic situation.
Mike enters the grocery store and asks another store employee if he would be able to look at store surveillance and according to Mike in his Disappeared interview:
“...she said I had to wait and speak with the manager there, so I called the next day (Thursday) and he said I could come in that Saturday and look through it.”
Mike does not report taking the missing person flyers to the surrounding businesses in the shopping center where the grocery store was located, but maybe he did. It would have made sense for him to do so, since he claims he was papering downtown Spokane with the flyers and the shopping center was now Deanne’s most likely last known location. If Mike had contacted the surrounding businesses to leave flyers, he would have been told about Deanne being at the salon calling people “Mommy” and that police and EMTs had been dispatched for the woman on his flyer. Mike would have been told that Deanne was alone and on foot. He would have immediately searched the surrounding neighborhood for Deanne.
At this point on Wednesday afternoon after 2:30 pm Mike puts himself at the grocery store where Deanne made her last purchases. He is less than two miles from where Randy Riley and James claim to have parted ways with Deanne and approximately 1000ft from his home with Deanne. A Google maps search shows that there are very few streets in that area.
The time period from Wednesday afternoon into Thursday deserves a microscope on it, because this is when Deanne actually goes missing. There is one person who according to his own information was devoting himself to nothing else except tracking down Deanne Hastings during that time period and that person is Mike Tibbetts.
Thursday, November 5, 2015
Mike finally reports Deanne missing to police on Thursday morning. He then calls the manager of the grocery store where Deanne’s debit card was last used. In the ID Disappeared episode Mike calmly tells us that the grocery store manager told him over the phone on Thursday that he could come in two days later to look through the video. Mike presses neither the manager of the store nor police to review the video surveillance immediately that would either confirm Deanne was using her own debit card, or point to a suspect in her disappearance. There is apparently none of the urgency that Mike felt when contacting Deanne’s school the morning before. Although he has allegedly been putting up missing person flyers all over town since the day before, Mike now seems to easily accept that no one will review the surveillance video until Saturday and he returns to work. Mike has still not called the last two people Deanne’s phone sent and received texts from: Deanne’s son and her DIL, nor does he call Deanne’s mother who lives only an hour away with Deanne’s two younger children to ask whether she has heard from Deanne. Instead, Mike goes to the media for help in *promoting* Deanne's disappearance. Deanne’s mother had to learn that her daughter was missing from Deanne’s brother who lived in Texas, who had to learn that his sister was missing when he was called by a friend in Spokane who saw the news report on tv. That makes no sense if Mike was genuinely concerned with locating Deanne on Wednesday and Thursday. Mike tells interviewers that he didn’t wish to alarm Deanne’s family. That makes no sense when he is attempting to locate Deanne by all of these other alarming means. When Deanne was out of touch with all her friends and family including Mike Tibbetts for what turned out to be 6 days in June according to the above-referenced police incident report, Mike Tibbetts never did report Deanne missing (nor did he launch a frantic search and contact the media), her son did and Deanne's teenaged son Hayden had the sense to contact friends and family before he made such a report to police.
Saturday, November 7, 2015
Mike is able to view the surveillance video at the grocery store where Deanne made her purchases. She is alone on video, but clearly disoriented as other witnesses described. Mike does not request police to accompany him to view or take control of a copy of the video.
Sunday, November 8, 2015
6:00 am
Mike gets a call from the GSE who has been following media coverage of Deanne’s disappearance. The GSE now says he thinks Deanne is a girl he spent the night with on Tuesday/Wednesday and he agrees to meet with Mike to answer more questions.
10:30-11:00 am
The GSE meets with Mike and gives him Deanne's keys. Now Mike says he is finally able to retrieve Deanne’s phone and move her vehicle from the parking lot in downtown Spokane. Mike has made no effort in four days’ time to contact AAA or any other method of locksmith/tow service to secure and remove Deanne’s belongings or vehicle from the parking lot where she left it the night she left home. Again, this is telling since Mike originally felt that securing Deanne’s vehicle required him to stay with the vehicle all night in freezing temperatures.
In his ID Disappeared appearance Mike says of his meeting with the Grocery Store Employee:
“He was very not impressive at all.”
It’s hard to imagine in what way the Grocery Store Employee could have been impressive in this case. What sort of a presentation was Mike expecting the GSE to wow him with? Two years after the fact, Mike still shows seething jealousy/disgust on camera that Deanne went home with this... grocery store employee she met on the street outside of a nightclub, when he was prepared to make her his wife. In his ID Disappeared interview Mike says:
“Obviously I asked him if he had gotten together with her or anything like that. He said that he didn’t, that he had a girlfriend and all those things. I just didn’t believe him. He just didn’t, I don’t know. Just something about him.”
Mike seems like his skin is crawling thinking about his fiancée with this man. Who could blame him?
Sometime after 5:00 pm
Mike raises some sort of mini-posse consisting of a couple of friends and they go to the GSE’s house pretending in super-dramatic fashion like he was going to force his way in if he had to, without the police. The GSE cooperates with Mike and no sign of Deanne is found.
December 10, 2015
Randy Riley (RR) is arrested for identity theft. RR admits to using Deanne’s credit/debit cards. RR first states that Deanne gave him the cards to get something to eat. According to RR’s second version of how he obtained Deanne’s credit cards, on November 5, 2015, he was in a truck belonging to a friend who was helping him move belongings from a nearby the apartment from whence RR was being evicted, to his nearby storage unit where he and “James” had hung out with Deanne the day before. RR claims that he came across Deanne’s coat containing her wallet (or at least whatever credit cards and ID she had taken with her when she left her purse and phone in her vehicle) and according to her brother Carson in the Vanished podcast, RR finds Deanne’s coat and shoes and he takes those, as well. RR claims that these items were in the approximate area where he and “James” had last seen Deanne. In an interview with RR in jail with local affiliate KHQ, RR allegedly claims that he disposed of Deanne’s coat and shoes and threw her ID out in downtown Spokane to make it appear that she had been somewhere other than the last place he and his associate James claim they saw Deanne near “the hill”. It should have been easy enough for police to locate the friend with the truck to corroborate the second version of RR coming to have the cards and also whether or not a PIN number was required in order to use the cards.
There is much speculation that because RR is the last reported person to have seen Deanne alive and because he lied at least once about how he obtained her credit cards, that he must be involved in Deanne’s disappearance. A criminal background check shows RR has a history of drug use and theft (but not robbery) in support his drug habit. RR’s only violent offenses are two domestic violence charges which sounds serious, except those appear to be tied to his loved ones’ intervening in his drug use. One of the charges involved a girlfriend and one from 2005 involved Randy’s own Mother, but this coincides with his use of drugs and drug convictions. As of the time Deanne went missing in 2015 when RR was being evicted from his apartment, apparently all was forgiven by Riley’s Mother because she was allowing him to move in with her while he got his feet back under him. That is where police located him living with a girlfriend when they sought him out for an interview regarding the use of Deanne’s credit cards. RR has never been charged with a forcible felony, nor any sex crime. Randy Riley seems to be just your average petty criminal. In his interview with Spokane detectives, RR comes off as not being kind of a dipshit and a weakling who probably sniffs paint, not a sophisticated criminal who anyone else would be willing to assist by loaning him their vehicle, let alone assisting him in disposing of a body. RR got around on a bicycle. If RR lied about how he obtained Deanne’s credit cards, maybe it was just to avoid a robbery charge, which is a forcible felony and a very serious offense compared with anything on his previous record.
Maybe when RR went to go see whether Deanne was planning to come back out of the bushes and continue walking with him and James, he did tussle with her or otherwise removed the cards from Deanne's coat pocket. James maintains that he has no idea how RR came to have Deanne’s credit cards and he was never on video with RR using the cards, so however the theft and use of the cards came to have happened, it does not appear to be any conspiracy between RR and James.
What if Deanne did lose her coat in a struggle with someone else? Maybe someone who was known to be desperately looking for her all over town, who may have felt betrayed by Deanne falling off the wagon and staying out all night?
The Relationship Between Deanne Hastings and Mike Tibbetts
“Within a couple days of meeting her, I knew she was the one.” - Mike Tibbetts, ID Disappeared interview
Within a couple of days of meeting Deanne Hastings, Mike Tibbetts could not possibly have known what being in a committed, longterm relationship with her might entail. Mike Tibbetts was overwhelmed by Deanne’s beauty upon meeting her and he intended to possess her and be her answer to everything.
Mike continues:
“We got along great. I think we had one argument about wheat bread and white bread... which one to buy. I mean other than that we rarely ever fought.”
Mike is being disingenuous and attempting to seriously mislead us for his own purposes. Mike says he thinks (maybe) he and Deanne had “one” argument. So according to Mike’s information, he and Deanne had anywhere from zero to one argument, but if they did have one argument instead of zero, then Mike recalls that the subject matter of that argument was “about wheat bread and white bread… which one to buy.” To be clear, “rarely ever” fighting is not the same thing as maybe zero to one time arguing about purchasing bread. Mike is trying to convince us of a lie that he only needs to convince us of if he has other lies he needs to convince us of.
Amanda Ladd (Deanne’s longtime best friend) shared text messages with police that show Deanne had been telling her best friend for weeks that she wanted to leave Mike. In texts shown on the episode of the ID Disappeared episode, Deanne says she is “done” and that she believed Mike was drugging her. When confronted with this information, Mike then admits that in the weeks before her disappearance, Deanne was hearing voices and thought neighbors and an ex-boyfriend were breaking into their house, drugging the water supply and/or trying to kill her and she even accused Mike of being in on the conspiracy. Deanne does not mention the neighbors or an ex-boyfriend to Amanda Ladd, only Mike. None of what Mike ends up describing is within the realm of everything being “fine” prior to Deanne’s disappearance, anyway. Why didn’t Mike take Deanne to a hospital or at least make an appointment with her doctor if he believed she was hearing voices and accusing half the people in her life of conspiring against her instead of just him?
Deanne’s now daughter-in-law Melanie Green (DIL) states in her ID Disappeared interview that although she never witnessed any fights between Deanne and Mike, Deanne would regularly text message her DIL using a “girl code” they had about doing nails, for when she needed to talk about the relationship troubles with Mike that she was having. What were the nature of Deanne’s issues with Mike that she confided in her DIL about? Melanie Green never mentions wheat bread OR white bread.
Mike wants us to believe that even when Deanne went missing for 6 days in June and had to be reported missing to police by her son because no one including Mike had heard from her for days, that he and Deanne did not exchange any words of argument. Mike wants us to believe that when Deanne accused him of drugging her and even trying to kill her, that his and Deanne's conversation(s) about those issues were less dramatic than a conversation over whether to purchase wheat or white bread. Mike wants us to believe that even when he was able to confirm that Deanne had just spent the night with another man - who Mike says he does not believe was honest when he told Mike that he and Deanne had not "gotten together” - that Mike was going to be ok with that. An honest answer from Mike Tibbetts would have been that he and Deanne had many ups and downs in their short, whirlwind relationship due to Deanne’s ongoing issues with bipolar disorder, that they had been at odds many times before and that this “episode” could have very well ended their relationship had Deanne not gone permanently missing. Instead, Mike chooses to be completely dishonest and that is a huge red flag in a case like this.
Artist Michael Carini of San Diego, CA was a longtime friend of Deanne’s. On the previously linked webpage where he pays tribute to Deanne, he says she had recently contacted him and said that the relationship she was in with Mike was “unhealthy”:
“Shortly before her final disappearance in 2015, she contacted me and told me she had to get out of her current relationship because it was unhealthy. Deanne was known to tell stories and bend the truth, but I felt the sincerity in her voice. She had been clean and sober for a long time and really seemed to be turning her life around.”
January 2016
Randy Riley’s friend James who had walked with RR and Deanne on the day she disappeared and who was not charged with any crime related to her disappearance or the use of her cards, contacted Amanda Ladd via the Missing Deanne Facebook page to say that he wanted to speak with anyone who wanted to speak with him about Deanne and that he would tell them anything they wanted to know. He claims he does not know Randy very well and James stuck to his same story: Deanne went up the hill to relieve herself, Randy went to check on her for several minutes and then returned ALONE and the two men proceeded on their way. According to Deanne’s brother Carson’s account of the phone call, James tells Deanne’s brother words to the effect of “I can’t believe she didn’t make it home, she was so close to home, she was going to walk up the hill. I can’t believe she didn’t make it home.” James seemed genuinely desperate to reassure Deanne’s family that whatever happened to Deanne did in fact happen after he and Randy Riley left her on the hill near the home she shared with Mike Tibbetts.
***THEORIES CONTINUED IN COMMENTS DUE TO CHARACTER LIMIT***
What do you believe is the most likely scenario and why?
https://www.investigationdiscovery.com/tv-shows/disappeared/full-episodes/the-long-way-home
https://www.amazon.com/gp/video/detail/B06XVPC24T/ref=atv_dp_season_select_s8
http://www.thevanishedpodcast.com/episodes/2016/9/5/episode-44-deanne-hastings
https://www.trace-evidence.com/the-vanishing-of-deanne-hastings
https://www.kxly.com/spokane-man-searching-for-missing-fiance/
https://www.nbcnews.com/feature/missing-in-america/loved-ones-still-searching-answers-deanne-hastings-disappearance-n479876
http://charleyproject.org/case/deanne-marie-hastings
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2020.09.14 18:08 SherlockBeaver Disappeared: Deanne Hastings My Leading Theory

In more than 75% of homicides, the victim knows their killer; nearly 30% of homicide perpetrators are family members. Among women who are murdered, more than half are murdered by their intimate partner. The force of emotions that exist in familial and romantic relationships are the most powerful that people experience in their lifetimes. Even what appear to be the closest of marriages and the most respectable of families have been known to experience fatal violence going all the way back to Cain and Abel.
This review of Deanne Hasting’s case takes a very close look at the actions and words of Deanne’s fiancé at the time she disappeared. Hopefully another review of the timeline and supporting facts will help lead us to what happened to Deanne. I rely most heavily on the information provided in interviews with Deanne's closest relatives from the ID Disappeared program (Season 8, episode 13 “The Long Way Home”) and The Vanished Podcast Episode 44, because it is the information of those who knew Deanne best or were the closest to Deanne when she disappeared, in their own words that we can listen to for ourselves.
Background
Deanne Hastings (maiden name Crider) was born 2/27/1980 in Pahrump, Nevada. She was a thirty-five year-old mother of three at the time she disappeared from Spokane, Washington on November 4, 2015. Deanne has a history of bipolar disorder, going missing and even attempted suicide. This webpage offers some real insight into Deanne’s struggles as well as an honest and loving tribute from an artist who was Deanne’s longtime friend and more.
Just months before Deanne vanished this seemingly final time, she had been out of touch with all of her friends and family for 6 days. A mostly redacted copy of a June 12, 2015 police incident report I obtained that was initiated by Deanne's eldest son, Hayden states the following:
"Hayden Green called Crime Check on June 12, 2015 at 20:38 to report that he hasn't heard from his mom, Deanne Hastings (listed Deanne Crider), since 6/9/15. Hayden has checked with other friends and family and no one has heard from her, not even her live in boyfriend Mike Tibbetts."
That case was closed when Deanne returned home on June 15, 2015. Apparently no search was conducted, nor was any media attention brought to Deanne’s disappearance on that occasion. Why not? Mike Tibbetts was Deanne’s live-in boyfriend when she went missing in June but apparently Mike was not as concerned then as he was in November.
Deanne and Mike became engaged around two months following her return from that episode and around two months before she disappeared. Did this change in their relationship status affect Mike’s actions in November? In his ID Disappeared interview Mike Tibbetts says: “In her past she would leave for a couple days or different times like that. She would respond here and there to texts and stuff.” Mike has been through this with Deanne before. Does Mike know where Deanne went during the times she disappeared before? According to Deanne’s artist friend, many times she would run to him wherever he was living, or he would come to where she was and they would hide from the world in a hotel. Apparently some of the times like this time, Deanne wandered the streets and made friends with strangers.
This time something kept Deanne from ever coming back to the people who loved her. Deanne had a long history of disappearing and of “episodes” where her mother says in her ID Disappeared interview that she sometimes didn’t even recognize her own daughter and Deanne’s brother Carson also describes Deanne as being like a different person during those times, full of foul and hurtful language. Unfortunately, these episodes had been occurring since Deanne’s later teenage years regardless of being on or off of any medication. Like many sufferers of bipolar disorder, Deanne clearly had a difficult time getting the right dose or combination of medications.
Although her brother Carson and Mike Tibbets refer to “the insurance” and “the insurance company” in their ID Disappeared interviews, the fact is that Deanne was on Medicaid due to her low income and other factors. One of the “credit” cards a person of interest in this case, Randy Riley, was caught using of Deanne’s was not a credit card according to police, but rather her EBT (food stamp) card which he used at a WinCo grocery store. Perhaps they did not wish to cause shame to Deanne (the only shame is that Deanne was denied her medication), but Mike Tibbetts states in his interview on ID Disappeared that he had offered to pay cash for Deanne’s medication so that she could have the preferred one and Deanne was “told” [by her caseworker?] that if they did that, Deanne would be dropped from “insurance coverage”. No one is dropped from private insurance coverage for not using their benefits and paying cash instead. When you go to the pharmacy to pick up a prescription, you will be charged the full price in cash unless you present an insurance card and nobody cares because you’re paying to have the insurance benefit whether you use it or not and when you don’t use it, that is money the insurance company does not have to reimburse. It is Medicaid recipients who have to demonstrate financial need. Obviously, it is a terrible shame that anyone would deny Deanne the particular medication her physician thought she needed. It may help some people deflect their own guilt and responsibility to spread blame around or feel validated in making political hay of this case, but what is important is finding Deanne.
The Disappearance
Tuesday, November 3, 2015
Deanne attends her first day of cosmetology school at Glen Dow Academy just six blocks from where her vehicle will later be found. Deanne spent the latter part of her evening with her now daughter-in-law (DIL) Melanie Green doing her nails and discussing their relationships with the men in their lives, as they frequently did.
9:30 pm
Melanie Green (DIL) goes home after spending the evening with Deanne doing nails and talking about their relationships. Deanne responds to Melanie’s text sometime between 9:30-10:00 pm when Melanie arrived home. Deanne’s last message to DIL says “Love you see you soon”.
10:00 pm
Deanne’s last reported use of her cell phone is a text to her son Hayden telling him that she went to school that day and that she hopes he is proud of her.
10:00-10:15 pm?
Deanne possibly executes a plan to leave the home she shares with her fiancé Mike Tibbetts by distracting him with a handwritten note about going to the store while she made her way to a downtown nightclub. If true, then for reasons known only to her Deanne chose to execute this plan instead of waiting for Mike to return home just a few minutes later and invite him to go with her to the club, or to tell Mike the truth about where she was going.
10:15 -10:30 pm
Mike arrives home from work (he worked 12:00 pm -10:00 pm shifts) and claims he found a note from Deanne inside the home that according to Tibbetts’ words on the ID Disappeared episode said:
“…that she had a good day, and she was just, got done doing nails and she was going to run to the store.”
That is a lot of information in a handwritten note that really only needed to say "Ran to the store BRB”. If Deanne were actually running to the store and coming home, she could have told Mike about her day when she returned. If Deanne actually meant to let Mike know that she was at the store in case he found the house empty when he came home or he wanted anything from the store, she would have text him. Deanne had just been texting her DIL and son minutes before she allegedly picked up a pen and wrote a note for Mike Tibbetts that he has never allowed police to see. Mike maintains that the handwritten note is the last thing Deanne ever wrote to him and that is why he cannot part with it, even though he has known that the note was a complete lie by the 4th day that Deanne was missing at the latest. Mike’s refusal to ever turn over either the alleged note or Deanne’s cell phone in the early days and weeks of the investigation into her disappearance, Mike’s actions are not those of a man who really wants to find out what happened to Deanne. Mike’s memories of the note seem to vary slightly. In this interview published 9 days after Deanne went missing Mike says:
“There was a note that said ‘Ran to store, just got done doing girls nails, had a great day,’"
The article further states: “It’s easy to memorize a simple note, especially when it’s the last time you’ve heard from the one you love.” Except Mike doesn’t “memorize” Deanne’s note. He paraphrases it each time and by February 2016 Mike seems to be remembering the night Deanne left home differently than he reported to police:
“The last thing I heard come out of her mouth was I love you," he said. "She went to the store that night, and I haven't seen her since.”
No mention of any note. The note matters because if it ever existed, it would support Mike’s version of the evening: that nothing at all was amiss between himself and Deanne and that whatever happened to cause Deanne to leave the house that night had nothing to do with Mike because it happened before he got home.
11:30 pm Mike gets concerned that Deanne is not home from the store because it is five minutes away. This would be a market now called Rosauer's Market. Out of concern, Mike says he drove to that store. Mike reports that the store was closed, so he returns home. Why does he drive to the store instead of texting, then calling Deanne’s phone? Did Mike do those things first and then drive to the store? He does not report doing so. This is the nearest market to their house. Most people know what time the nearest market to their house closes. Did Mike really think he would find Deanne at the closed market, rather than assume she must be making a stop some place else by then that was open later? Deanne could have gone to a Walgreens that was open late, or been picking up fast food or a pizza. It is interesting that within an hour Mike is already out on the street looking for Deanne on this night.
Wednesday, November 4, 2015
2:30-3:00 am
Mike tracks Deanne’s phone to a parking lot at 919 Sprague in downtown Spokane which is next to The Knitting Factory, a music venue just six blocks from the cosmetology school Deanne attended the morning before. If Mike was able to trace Deanne’s phone using location services, then he also had access to and surely would have looked at her phone usage online to see who she was communicating with besides him before she left their house. Mike should have easily been able to see that there were texts to her son’s and his girlfriend’s numbers in the minutes before he came home. Nonetheless, Mike never actually contacts either one of them himself to ask what Deanne might have said about what she was planning to do that night.
Mike decides to wait by Deanne’s car for the rest of the night. This is an interesting choice considering that the temperature was below freezing that night. Deanne had not been robbed, because Mike found her purse and cell phone secured inside the car. It seems reasonable to assume that Deanne had gone to the club next door and left her purse in the car so she could dance. If Deanne had consumed alcohol, it would be reasonable for her to have gotten a ride home or taken a cab. Mike’s choices seem to prioritize seeing who Deanne might be with when she returned to her car. Mike has claimed that he stayed with Deanne’s car all night in the freezing cold because he wanted to make sure her car did not get broken into with her purse and phone inside. That sounds like a reasonable, too except that after this first night Mike does not call AAA for locksmith service and a tow home. Instead Mike leaves Deanne’s car parked in that same spot in downtown Spokane with her purse and phone inside for *four more nights* beginning on Wednesday.
Overnight
We now know that Deanne Hastings met a grocery store employee of what is now called Yoke's Fresh Market on Spokane-Cheney Road, (known as Latham Trading Company at the time) and that Deanne spent the night with that grocery store employee (GSE). According to the GSE’s information, he met Deanne in front of The Knitting Factory and they went off to party together for the night. In the morning the GSE took Deanne in his car to the grocery store where he worked to purchase cigarettes. The GSE says when he got back to his car, Deanne was gone but she had left her keys behind. He drove around the shopping center, did not see Deanne and left. Deanne was just two miles from home then and she would end up walking most of those two miles in the direction of her home later that afternoon.
7:30-8:00 am
Mike calls Glen Dow Academy to see whether Deanne has shown up for her second day of classes. Glen Dow Academy is located six blocks from where Deanne left her vehicle. Mike must have made quite an impression on whoever he spoke to on the phone about Deanne, because the school owner offered to start making missing person flyers right away instead of minding their own business over an adult staying out all night. Mike says he then began to distribute the missing person flyers all over downtown Spokane. Deanne had been missing less than twelve hours at that point.
Maybe it was reasonable for Mike to call Deanne’s new school and let the administrators know that she had been out all night because Mike was genuinely worried about Deanne’s well being. On the other hand, Mike does not say that he tried calling any hospitals or jails, he does not try going home to see whether or not Deanne has returned there and most importantly, Mike also *does not call* the last two people Deanne Hastings’ phone records would indicate she texted in the minutes before Mike arrived home to (allegedly) find a handwritten note from Deanne about going to the store.
Mike does not go to work during the first twenty-four hours of Deanne’s disappearance. That is how alarmed he is by her being gone overnight this time. It is not clear how Mike accounts for his time and whereabouts during those first twenty-four hours of Deanne’s disappearance other than that he alternately went around the city with missing person flyers, waited at her car and drove the streets looking for Deanne. Every day after Wednesday Mike does go to work.
12:23 pm
Officer Davida Zinkgraf responds to numerous calls for a welfare check requested by strangers in the shopping center parking lot of what is now Yoke’s Fresh Market. These witnesses reported a disoriented and possibly intoxicated/addled woman who had entered a salon and called a woman working there “Mommy", who was now laying on the ground and claiming to witnesses that she may have been drugged, kidnapped and beaten. Deanne would not speak to EMTs or police when they arrived, nor would she give anyone her name or say where she lived although she did tell the ladies attempting to intervene on her behalf that she did not want to go home. When Deanne will not repeat any of the claims about being drugged or beaten to police, does not appear beaten, *refuses to give her name* and then walks away from Officer Zinkgraf, Officer Zinkgraf continues to observe Deanne for another 20 minutes and then reluctantly leaves. Deanne has civil rights and Officer Zinkgraf has an entire city to look after. Deanne is not required to identify herself to police when she is not suspected of any crime. Police cannot detain Deanne for telling wild stories to strangers, nor apparently even for public intoxication because as Officer Zinkgraf explains in the ID Disappeared episode, Spokane does not have a law prohibiting public intoxication. There is also no law in Washington that allows authorities to remand citizens for psychiatric evaluation because of statements by strangers. Civil commitment requires family members to swear out an affidavit that they have observed their family member being a threat to themselves or others. Yes, it is tragically unfortunate that Deanne could not be intervened upon by police and EMT services on the day she disappeared, but hopefully everyone can stop asking how they could have just let Deanne be on her way, because that question has been asked and answered.
12:30 pm
In Officer Zingkraf’s continued observation of Deanne after their initial contact, Deanne enters the grocery store where she uses her debit card to purchase: energy drinks, string cheese, birthday candles, cigarettes and vodka. Mike, who has been out distributing missing person flyers and/or waiting by Deanne’s car, says that he received an alert on his phone that Deanne’s card was used at the grocery store where the GSE works. Did Mike have alerts set on the card for every transaction Deanne made like parents do when they give their teenager a credit card? Mike takes the alert not as notice of potential theft following a crime against Deanne, but as confirmation that Deanne is well and making a purchase. This is why Mike does not rush to the store, he isn’t actually concerned about Deanne’s safety or what has happened to her. He means to see who she is with and confront her. That is why even though Mike apparently believes that Deanne is well and making a purchase, instead of going home he decides to return to/continue to stay with with Deanne’s car. Mike says he believed Deanne would come back to her vehicle and his priority isn’t to get warm or get some sleep, it’s still to see who Deanne is with and confront her. Mike was not going to wait for Deanne to get home.
Sometime after 12:30 pm
Deanne encounters Randy Riley (RR) and his friend “James” on their way to a storage unit RR has rented that is within two blocks of the grocery store where Deanne has just made her purchases. According to both RR and James they hung out with Deanne for a few hours. Storage facility surveillance shows the three of them smiling and interacting in a very friendly manner. The two men are on bicycles. Neither of the men appears to have access to any vehicles of their own with which to move personal belongings, let alone a body (Deanne’s brother Carson confirms this in the Vanished podcast) and none of the trio seem to make any effort to make use of Deanne’s vehicle.
1:30 pm
Storage surveillance shows Randy Riley and Deanne and James leaving the storage facility.
2:30 pm
(information received by police November 25, 2015 three weeks after Deanne disappears and after Randy Riley’s name was released to the media) RR’s landlord who was in the process of evicting him now claims that she remembers seeing Deanne with RR and another man on Wednesday, November 4th near where he claims that he left her and that Deanne was sitting or lying on the ground again.
Another woman who lived near Inland Empire Way believes that she saw Deanne walking with RR and James on I.E. Way and lying on the ground on that day, as well. That witness claims that she was concerned enough to stop and ask Deanne if she was ok, since she was lying on the ground. Deanne told this witness that she was just upset because she was “going through a divorce” and she seemed in control enough of herself that this neighbor moved on. RR does not deny that he was with Deanne on the last day she was seen nor does he deny that he is the last person willing to admit to having seen her.
2:30-4:00 pm
A few hours after Mike learns Deanne used her card at the grocery store, he finally decides to leave Deanne's car downtown and go to that store with Deanne's missing person flyers in hand. There Mike has his first encounter with the GSE in the parking lot outside of the store. The GSE says Deanne looks familiar, but that it's probably not the same girl. It is possible Deanne did not look exactly like her photos on the night she left home because she was disheveled, but it is also possible that the GSE did not want to immediately admit to a frantic man with a missing person flyer of his fiancée who did not appear missing when he spent the night with her. The GSE may have been wary - for good reason - of becoming involved in what appeared to be a domestic situation.
Mike enters the grocery store and asks another store employee if he would be able to look at store surveillance and according to Mike in his Disappeared interview:
“...she said I had to wait and speak with the manager there, so I called the next day (Thursday) and he said I could come in that Saturday and look through it.”
Mike does not report taking the missing person flyers to the surrounding businesses in the shopping center where the grocery store was located, but maybe he did. It would have made sense for him to do so, since he claims he was papering downtown Spokane with the flyers and the shopping center was now Deanne’s most likely last known location. If Mike had contacted the surrounding businesses to leave flyers, he would have been told about Deanne being at the salon calling people “Mommy” and that police and EMTs had been dispatched for the woman on his flyer. Mike would have been told that Deanne was alone and on foot. He would have immediately searched the surrounding neighborhood for Deanne.
At this point on Wednesday afternoon after 2:30 pm Mike puts himself at the grocery store where Deanne made her last purchases. He is less than two miles from where Randy Riley and James claim to have parted ways with Deanne and approximately 1000ft from his home with Deanne. A Google maps search shows that there are very few streets in that area.
The time period from Wednesday afternoon into Thursday deserves a microscope on it, because this is when Deanne actually goes missing. There is one person who according to his own information was devoting himself to nothing else except tracking down Deanne Hastings during that time period and that person is Mike Tibbetts.
Thursday, November 5, 2015
Mike finally reports Deanne missing to police on Thursday morning. He then calls the manager of the grocery store where Deanne’s debit card was last used. In the ID Disappeared episode Mike calmly tells us that the grocery store manager told him over the phone on Thursday that he could come in two days later to look through the video. Mike presses neither the manager of the store nor police to review the video surveillance immediately that would either confirm Deanne was using her own debit card, or point to a suspect in her disappearance. There is apparently none of the urgency that Mike felt when contacting Deanne’s school the morning before. Although he has allegedly been putting up missing person flyers all over town since the day before, Mike now seems to easily accept that no one will review the surveillance video until Saturday and he returns to work. Mike has still not called the last two people Deanne’s phone sent and received texts from: Deanne’s son and her DIL, nor does he call Deanne’s mother who lives only an hour away with Deanne’s two younger children to ask whether she has heard from Deanne. Instead, Mike goes to the media for help in *promoting* Deanne's disappearance. Deanne’s mother had to learn that her daughter was missing from Deanne’s brother who lived in Texas, who had to learn that his sister was missing when he was called by a friend in Spokane who saw the news report on tv. That makes no sense if Mike was genuinely concerned with locating Deanne on Wednesday and Thursday. Mike tells interviewers that he didn’t wish to alarm Deanne’s family. That makes no sense when he is attempting to locate Deanne by all of these other alarming means. When Deanne was out of touch with all her friends and family including Mike Tibbetts for what turned out to be 6 days in June according to the above-referenced police incident report, Mike Tibbetts never did report Deanne missing (nor did he launch a frantic search and contact the media), her son did and Deanne's teenaged son Hayden had the sense to contact friends and family before he made such a report to police.
Saturday, November 7, 2015
Mike is able to view the surveillance video at the grocery store where Deanne made her purchases. She is alone on video, but clearly disoriented as other witnesses described. Mike does not request police to accompany him to view or take control of a copy of the video.
Sunday, November 8, 2015
6:00 am
Mike gets a call from the GSE who has been following media coverage of Deanne’s disappearance. The GSE now says he thinks Deanne is a girl he spent the night with on Tuesday/Wednesday and he agrees to meet with Mike to answer more questions.
10:30-11:00 am
The GSE meets with Mike and gives him Deanne's keys. Now Mike says he is finally able to retrieve Deanne’s phone and move her vehicle from the parking lot in downtown Spokane. Mike has made no effort in four days’ time to contact AAA or any other method of locksmith/tow service to secure and remove Deanne’s belongings or vehicle from the parking lot where she left it the night she left home. Again, this is telling since Mike originally felt that securing Deanne’s vehicle required him to stay with the vehicle all night in freezing temperatures.
In his ID Disappeared appearance Mike says of his meeting with the Grocery Store Employee:
“He was very not impressive at all.”
It’s hard to imagine in what way the Grocery Store Employee could have been impressive in this case. What sort of a presentation was Mike expecting the GSE to wow him with? Two years after the fact, Mike still shows seething jealousy/disgust on camera that Deanne went home with this... grocery store employee she met on the street outside of a nightclub, when he was prepared to make her his wife. In his ID Disappeared interview Mike says:
“Obviously I asked him if he had gotten together with her or anything like that. He said that he didn’t, that he had a girlfriend and all those things. I just didn’t believe him. He just didn’t, I don’t know. Just something about him.”
Mike seems like his skin is crawling thinking about his fiancée with this man. Who could blame him?
Sometime after 5:00 pm
Mike raises some sort of mini-posse consisting of a couple of friends and they go to the GSE’s house pretending in super-dramatic fashion like he was going to force his way in if he had to, without the police. The GSE cooperates with Mike and no sign of Deanne is found.
December 10, 2015
Randy Riley (RR) is arrested for identity theft. RR admits to using Deanne’s credit/debit cards. RR first states that Deanne gave him the cards to get something to eat. According to RR’s second version of how he obtained Deanne’s credit cards, on November 5, 2015, he was in a truck belonging to a friend who was helping him move belongings from a nearby the apartment from whence RR was being evicted, to his nearby storage unit where he and “James” had hung out with Deanne the day before. RR claims that he came across Deanne’s coat containing her wallet (or at least whatever credit cards and ID she had taken with her when she left her purse and phone in her vehicle) and according to her brother Carson in the Vanished podcast, RR finds Deanne’s coat and shoes and he takes those, as well. RR claims that these items were in the approximate area where he and “James” had last seen Deanne. In an interview with RR in jail with local affiliate KHQ, RR allegedly claims that he disposed of Deanne’s coat and shoes and threw her ID out in downtown Spokane to make it appear that she had been somewhere other than the last place he and his associate James claim they saw Deanne near “the hill”. It should have been easy enough for police to locate the friend with the truck to corroborate the second version of RR coming to have the cards and also whether or not a PIN number was required in order to use the cards.
There is much speculation that because RR is the last reported person to have seen Deanne alive and because he lied at least once about how he obtained her credit cards, that he must be involved in Deanne’s disappearance. A criminal background check shows RR has a history of drug use and theft (but not robbery) in support his drug habit. RR’s only violent offenses are two domestic violence charges which sounds serious, except those appear to be tied to his loved ones’ intervening in his drug use. One of the charges involved a girlfriend and one from 2005 involved Randy’s own Mother, but this coincides with his use of drugs and drug convictions. As of the time Deanne went missing in 2015 when RR was being evicted from his apartment, apparently all was forgiven by Riley’s Mother because she was allowing him to move in with her while he got his feet back under him. That is where police located him living with a girlfriend when they sought him out for an interview regarding the use of Deanne’s credit cards. RR has never been charged with a forcible felony, nor any sex crime. Randy Riley seems to be just your average petty criminal. In his interview with Spokane detectives, RR comes off as not being kind of a dipshit and a weakling who probably sniffs paint, not a sophisticated criminal who anyone else would be willing to assist by loaning him their vehicle, let alone assisting him in disposing of a body. RR got around on a bicycle. If RR lied about how he obtained Deanne’s credit cards, maybe it was just to avoid a robbery charge, which is a forcible felony and a very serious offense compared with anything on his previous record.
Maybe when RR went to go see whether Deanne was planning to come back out of the bushes and continue walking with him and James, he did tussle with her or otherwise removed the cards from Deanne's coat pocket. James maintains that he has no idea how RR came to have Deanne’s credit cards and he was never on video with RR using the cards, so however the theft and use of the cards came to have happened, it does not appear to be any conspiracy between RR and James.
What if Deanne did lose her coat in a struggle with someone else? Maybe someone who was known to be desperately looking for her all over town, who may have felt betrayed by Deanne falling off the wagon and staying out all night?
The Relationship Between Deanne Hastings and Mike Tibbetts
“Within a couple days of meeting her, I knew she was the one.” - Mike Tibbetts, ID Disappeared interview
Within a couple of days of meeting Deanne Hastings, Mike Tibbetts could not possibly have known what being in a committed, longterm relationship with her might entail. Mike Tibbetts was overwhelmed by Deanne’s beauty upon meeting her and he intended to possess her and be her answer to everything.
Mike continues:
“We got along great. I think we had one argument about wheat bread and white bread... which one to buy. I mean other than that we rarely ever fought.”
Mike is being disingenuous and attempting to seriously mislead us for his own purposes. Mike says he thinks (maybe) he and Deanne had “one” argument. So according to Mike’s information, he and Deanne had anywhere from zero to one argument, but if they did have one argument instead of zero, then Mike recalls that the subject matter of that argument was “about wheat bread and white bread… which one to buy.” To be clear, “rarely ever” fighting is not the same thing as maybe zero to one time arguing about purchasing bread. Mike is trying to convince us of a lie that he only needs to convince us of if he has other lies he needs to convince us of.
Amanda Ladd (Deanne’s longtime best friend) shared text messages with police that show Deanne had been telling her best friend for weeks that she wanted to leave Mike. In texts shown on the episode of the ID Disappeared episode, Deanne says she is “done” and that she believed Mike was drugging her. When confronted with this information, Mike then admits that in the weeks before her disappearance, Deanne was hearing voices and thought neighbors and an ex-boyfriend were breaking into their house, drugging the water supply and/or trying to kill her and she even accused Mike of being in on the conspiracy. Deanne does not mention the neighbors or an ex-boyfriend to Amanda Ladd, only Mike. None of what Mike ends up describing is within the realm of everything being “fine” prior to Deanne’s disappearance, anyway. Why didn’t Mike take Deanne to a hospital or at least make an appointment with her doctor if he believed she was hearing voices and accusing half the people in her life of conspiring against her instead of just him?
Deanne’s now daughter-in-law Melanie Green (DIL) states in her ID Disappeared interview that although she never witnessed any fights between Deanne and Mike, Deanne would regularly text message her DIL using a “girl code” they had about doing nails, for when she needed to talk about the relationship troubles with Mike that she was having. What were the nature of Deanne’s issues with Mike that she confided in her DIL about? Melanie Green never mentions wheat bread OR white bread.
Mike wants us to believe that even when Deanne went missing for 6 days in June and had to be reported missing to police by her son because no one including Mike had heard from her for days, that he and Deanne did not exchange any words of argument. Mike wants us to believe that when Deanne accused him of drugging her and even trying to kill her, that his and Deanne's conversation(s) about those issues were less dramatic than a conversation over whether to purchase wheat or white bread. Mike wants us to believe that even when he was able to confirm that Deanne had just spent the night with another man - who Mike says he does not believe was honest when he told Mike that he and Deanne had not "gotten together” - that Mike was going to be ok with that. An honest answer from Mike Tibbetts would have been that he and Deanne had many ups and downs in their short, whirlwind relationship due to Deanne’s ongoing issues with bipolar disorder, that they had been at odds many times before and that this “episode” could have very well ended their relationship had Deanne not gone permanently missing. Instead, Mike chooses to be completely dishonest and that is a huge red flag in a case like this.
Artist Michael Carini of San Diego, CA was a longtime friend of Deanne’s. On the previously linked webpage where he pays tribute to Deanne, he says she had recently contacted him and said that the relationship she was in with Mike was “unhealthy”:
“Shortly before her final disappearance in 2015, she contacted me and told me she had to get out of her current relationship because it was unhealthy. Deanne was known to tell stories and bend the truth, but I felt the sincerity in her voice. She had been clean and sober for a long time and really seemed to be turning her life around.”
January 2016
Randy Riley’s friend James who had walked with RR and Deanne on the day she disappeared and who was not charged with any crime related to her disappearance or the use of her cards, contacted Amanda Ladd via the Missing Deanne Facebook page to say that he wanted to speak with anyone who wanted to speak with him about Deanne and that he would tell them anything they wanted to know. He claims he does not know Randy very well and James stuck to his same story: Deanne went up the hill to relieve herself, Randy went to check on her for several minutes and then returned ALONE and the two men proceeded on their way. According to Deanne’s brother Carson’s account of the phone call, James tells Deanne’s brother words to the effect of “I can’t believe she didn’t make it home, she was so close to home, she was going to walk up the hill. I can’t believe she didn’t make it home.” James seemed genuinely desperate to reassure Deanne’s family that whatever happened to Deanne did in fact happen after he and Randy Riley left her on the hill near the home she shared with Mike Tibbetts.
***THEORIES CONTINUED IN COMMENTS DUE TO CHARACTER LIMIT***
What do you believe is the most likely scenario and why?
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2020.09.14 02:16 Zithero Of Nite and Dei [Chapter 16]


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Chapter 9 l Chapter 10 l Chapter 11 l Chapter 12 l Chapter 13 l Chapter 14 l Chapter 15
Dei
Sorjoy sat in his office, concern on his face as he considered everything going on in his life. “Everything was coming together flawlessly and now this?!” He growled to himself, as he fumed in his office chair. “Who are you and what do you want with The Scale, Persophone?”
Sorjoy allowed the red phone to ring four times before he answered it.
Sorjoy took a sharp inhale through his nostrils and answered the phone, “Sorjoy.”
Four taps came over the phone, “ah, Mr.Sorjoy, nice to speak with you again.”
“Always a pleasure, Gallor,” Sorjoy smiled, relaxing in his seat.
“So, some news I wanted to give you regarding Yuki Karkade,” Gallor began.
Sorjoy frowned, heaving a sigh, “Yes, you mentioned in an earlier call that she would return and that she wanted her son?”
“Yes,” Gallor’s voice grew meek, “About that-”
Sorjoy growled, “Gallor, no offense, but Yuki Karkade cannot just take Aphod Karkade’s son. She doesn’t have the right to separate them.”
Gallor’s voice tried to interrupt Sorjoy, “Yes, Mr. Sorjoy, I understand that clearly-”
“I have to represent the father’s interests here, Gallor,” Sorjoy continued to rant.
“Mr. Sorjoy!” Gallor shouted.
Sorjoy stopped speaking, stunned as he had never heard Gallor shout, “what is it?” irritation in Sorjoy’s voice.
“...I will be unable to allow Yuki Karkade on the shuttle,” Gallor confessed.
Sorjoy grinned, “Oh?”
“Yes, sadly, the Chairwoman of the Game and Logistics Department removed Yuki Karkade’s authorization,” Gallor sighed, “I’m so sorry. What with this being the last shuttle, I don’t know how we will get her back to you.”
“It’s fine, Gallor,” Sorjoy grinned ear to ear, “I don’t think this is as great a tragedy you believe it is.”
“Yes, also” Gallor chuckled, “she has found a mate here, after all.”
Sorjoy’s grip tightened on the red handset, “What was that, Gallor?”
“Yuki Karkade, she has taken a mate, a nurse named ‘Serren Misho’,” Gallor informed.
Sorjoy was silent, his teeth clenched and his lip quivered as he thought An angel with a dragon? What will The Scale think of this? Sorjoy thought to himself. “How nice for her,” Sorjoy said in a calm tone, hiding his anger at the situation from Gallor.
“Yes, so she won’t be all alone here, after all, it seems. A small consolation, all things considered,” Gallor offered.
Sorjoy continued to suppress his anger and kept his voice calm, “Yes, all things considered,” Sorjoy calmed down slightly, “as long as she is alive, and well, and on Nite, there should be no issue.”
“Very well, Mr. Sorjoy,” Gallor chirped on the phone, “if there is any change, I’ll let you know.”
“Always a pleasure, Gallor,” Sorjoy bid Gallor farewell.
“Always, Mr.Sorjoy,” Gallor said as he ended the call.
Sorjoy grumbled as he hung up the phone, and made his way towards a bar located in his office, pulling out a tumbler and a stiff drink of liquor. “Keep Dei and Nite separate,” Sorjoy hissed. “The first damn tenet, and you, Mrs. Karkade,” he downed the drink quickly, “mated with a damn Niten Dragon!”
Sorjoy paced around shortly, “how do I explain this to anyone within The Scale? I’ll never become Grand Patriarch at this rate!” he hissed.
Sorjoy looked to his door, storming towards it, and making a bee-line for Cleo’s desk. “Cleo!”
Cleo had headphones in her ears, and jumped at Sorjoy’s loud shouting, “Sir?!”
“I need the documents for the payout on Yuki Karkade’s life insurance policy and commission checks,” Sorjoy narrowed his eyes, “You know, It’s unlike you to not have this paperwork ready. Are you slipping?”
“Not at all, sir!” Cleo gasped, tapping at her tablet, “I’ll have that for you shortly.”
“What are you even doing out here?” Sorjoy narrowed his eyes on Cleo.
“Organizing the auction, Mr. Sorjoy,” Cleo explained. “So far I’m ensuring that the most elite Angels on Dei are there to view the diamond and purchase it,” Cleo stated.
Sorjoy’s look of anger slowly turned to glee, “ah, well then, keep up the good work, Cleo.” He then vanished into his office.
As the door shut, Cleo frowned, as a call came in. She picked it up quickly, “Erik Sorjoy’s office, Cleopatra speaking.”
An older man’s voice wheezed over the phone, “Why, good evening young lady.”
Cleo smiled, “Good evening Mr. Trueman.”
“Ah, does my name proceed even before I introduce myself?” Trueman chuckled.
“Your distinguished voice is one I’ll always remember, are you calling to confirm your appointment for the auction, sir? If you cannot make it… I would not mind changing the date and time to facilitate your needs,” Cleo beamed over the phone.
Trueman laughed, “no need to accommodate an old fogey like me, my lovely lady.”
“Nonsense Mr. Trueman,” Cleo grinned, “I know exactly how important you are.”
“Far too kind my dear, a rare thing these days,” Trueman wheezed, “I’m actually calling to speak to your employer, if he has the time, of course.”
“I’ll ensure he makes time for you, Mr.Trueman, Sir,” Cleo chirped politely.
“Walters, yes?” Trueman asked again.
“That’s right Mr. Trueman,” Celo confirmed.
“You gave an interesting performance at the hearing,” Trueman gave a soft laugh, “Mr. Sorjoy is lucky to have someone such as yourself assisting him.”
Cleo smiled, her tone light and professional, “Thank you, Mr.Trueman, sir, I do what I can to assist Mr. Sorjoy at every turn.”
“They say behind every great man is a talented woman,” Mr. Trueman informed, “perhaps Mr. Sorjoy will become a great man himself, now that you’re here.”
Cleo smiled brightly through the phone, “Well, thank you, Mr. Trueman, sir.”
Mr. Trueman wheezed, “Please patch me to him, Ms. Walters. It was a pleasure speaking with you.”
“It was a pleasure speaking to you as well, Mr. Trueman, sir,” Cleo placed him on hold, calling back to Sorjoy quickly.
Sorjoy answered, “I’m in no mood, Cleo.”
“Shall I tell Mr. Trueman you’re in no mood?” Cleo jabbed.
Sorjoy's eyes widened, “Why is he…? Put him through.”
Cleo grinned to herself, conferencing the two men together, “Mr. Trueman, sir, I have Mr. Sorjoy on the line.”
“Sorjoy?” Trueman asked.
“Yes, Mr. Trueman, a nice surprise. Cleo, you can drop off the call,” Sorjoy ordered.
“I will Mr. Sorjoy, have a pleasant day Mr. Trueman, sir,” Cleo said as she dropped from the conversation.
Once Cleo dropped off the line, Sorjoy stated, “Mr. Trueman, the scales are even.”
“Hmm,” Trueman acknowledged, “quite the lovely assistant you have, Sorjoy. Very polite, very traditional girl. Where did you find her?”
Sorjoy frowned, “Palma.”
“Ah, Gabriel’s always had exceptional taste,” Mr. Trueman remarked.
“His son, actually, Azrael,” Sorjoy clarified.
“Ah, his son is… less so,” Mr. Trueman pointed out.
“I am surprised to hear from you, Mr. Trueman,” Sorjoy confessed.
“You should not be,” Trueman explained, “did I not state I wished to have reports from you, frequently, about the Fallen Miner?”
“That is true,” Sorjoy admitted.
“And I most certainly cannot expect you to simply divulge that information to me willingly, it seems, nor can I wait until the next Scale meeting,” Trueman explained.
“I see,” Sorjoy heaved a sigh, “have I lost that much trust in you, Grand Patriarch?” Sorjoy lamented.
“Let’s just say that I am concerned regarding your judgment,” Mr. Trueman explained. “Now: Report.”
Sorjoy sighed, “Well, literally moments ago I discovered Yuki Karkade will not be coming home.”
“A fickle girl,” Trueman scoffed.
“Apparently, the Chairwoman of the Niten Game and Logistics Department revoked Yuki’s authorization to board the shuttle,” Sorjoy explained, “so, once again the situation is a non-issue.”
“Interesting,” Trueman remarked, “for Chairwoman Rezzolina to weigh in on a situation… most curious. She’s a shrewd woman, has little love for us Dei Angels. She’s rather crass, to be blunt.”
Sorjoy had never heard anyone speak poorly of a Niten Dragon, “Mr. Trueman, have you had experience dealing with the Chairwoman?”
“The former Grand Patriarch brokered the first agreement with Nite regarding the shuttles. It was controversial, even for him,” Trueman wheezed as he laughed, “but, it was Rezzolina who put an end date on the program, not anyone in The Scale. Her words, if I recall,” Mr. Trueman thought for a moment before continuing, “were: ‘If the Dei would focus more on the production of food vs ravenous consumption of natural resources, perhaps additional trade of basic produce would not be necessary.’”
“She sounds lovely,” Sorjoy said sarcastically.
“I can’t often imagine many terrible situations, but being on the wrong side of Chairwoman Rezzolina’s ire is certainly one of them,” Mr. Trueman remarked.
“It would seem so,” Sorjoy agreed.
“Anything else to report?” Mr. Trueman asked.
Sorjoy hesitated, unsure of what to do regarding the other tidbit of information he had received.
“Mr. Sorjoy?” Mr. Trueman said, his anger rising, “is there something else you should inform me of?”
Sorjoy sat down, and leaned back in his office chair, and sighed, “it seems Yuki Karkade has taken a Niten mate.”
There was silence on the other line, and Sorjoy was contemplating whether or not the news had actually killed the old man.
“An… interesting development,” Trueman whispered.
“I’m certain there was no way I could have stopped it,” Sorjoy tried to defend himself.
“Yuki Karkade has violated a key tenet of our organization, yet she remains on Nite,” Mr. Trueman admitted, “so it seems the matter has resolved itself, as you said.”
“I see,” Sorjoy heaved a sigh of relief.
“This information, honestly, is irrelevant, so we’ll keep it between ourselves, yes, Mr. Sorjoy?” Mr. Trueman asked, rhetorically.
“Mr. Trueman,” Sorjoy said, shocked, “you’re certain?”
“Mr. Sorjoy, you did your best, all things considered, and as such I expect you take time to ensure that there is little to no disruption in your public appearances,” Trueman explained.
“Mr. Trueman?” Sorjoy asked, confused.
“I could not help but notice the auction is set for a day or so prior to an event you have not publicized,” Mr. Trueman explained.
“I should have guessed you’d be well informed, Mr. Trueman,” Sorjoy heaved a sigh, “I will be attending the Funeral for the Fallen Miner. Unless you think I shouldn’t.”
“By all means, pay your ‘respects’ to the Fallen Miner,” Mr. Trueman wheezed over the phone, “At least we know she is in a better place.”
....
Nite
Yuki was panicked and fuming all at the same time. “Rezza! Y-You can’t do this! Please, I beg of you!”
Rezzolina looked at Yuki oddly, “And who told you that you could call me Rezza?”
Yuki narrowed her eyes on Rezzolina, “We’re supposed to be family!
“Family?” Rezzolina got to her feet, stalking towards Yuki, glaring down at her from her substantially taller stature, “you are simply an infatuation my brother has.”
Yuki gasped at the accusation, “if you feel that way, then why keep me here?”
“Because,” Rezzolina explained, walking around Yuki, “you’re something that pleases him. Like a toy, or a... pet,” Rezzolina placed her hand on Yuki’s shoulder, “now sit!” she commanded as she pushed Yuki down on the couch.
Yuki kept her eyes on Rezzolina, “you’re getting between me and my child!”
“Oh, well that would be very intimidating if you were, well,” Rezzolina scoffed, “intimidating.”
“When I tell Serren-” Yuki was cut off by Rezzolina.
“Tell him,” Rezzolina mused, “tell Serren I was an absolute monster to you. Tell him that you hate me and you want him to hate me too.” Rezzolina sat across from Yuki, “you see, Serren already hates me. I know he does, he hates how hard I work myself, the fact that I refuse to take a mate,” She took another sip of wine. “To be honest I’m shocked to even see him here.”
“I thought you cared for him,” Yuki pleaded, “if you do, you’ll let me go!”
Rezzolina swirled the wine in her glass, “I care for Serren deeply,” she fixed Yuki with a stern gaze, “and that’s why I won’t let you hurt him. Let him hate me,” Rezzolina stated, “as long as he’s happy.”
Yuki narrowed her eyes on Rezzolina and marched up to her, “you might think you’re some big intimidating bird and you have everyone scared of you, but I know your game!”
“Please,” Rezzolina slowly tipped the remaining contents of her wine into her maw, and licked her lips, “do go on, tell me how you really feel,” she said, clearly bored with the conversation.
“So that’s why you’re always working because if you remove your position, your power, and your authority, behind it all, there’s nothing left,” Yuki narrowed her eyes, “just a loveless, cold, and hollow bird who can’t even connect with her own brother.”
“The angel has claws,” Rezzlonia said with a sly grin, “That was rather delightful. I see why Serren likes you.”
Yuki continued her glare at Rezzolina. “Oh, really?”
Rezzolina nodded, “Yes. You’re very passionate, fiery almost.”
“Is that alien to you?” Yuki narrowed her eyes, “seeing someone with an actual heart?”
Rezzolina got to her feet, moving to her kitchen and refilling her glass of wine.
“You don’t take a mate because no one could stand you,” Yuki continued, “how you and Serren are related is a mystery to me.”
Rezzolina slowly poured the wine, seemingly taking in what Yuki said.
“But you claim it’s all a choice,” Yuki glared, “but getting the interest of someone else is the only thing you can’t control.”
Rezzolina’s wine glass filled higher, nearing the brim.
“And that is probably what drives you up the wall the most. That you can’t even get your own brother to visit you, because you’re that caustic,” Yuki continued, “you push everyone away…” Yuki trailed off as she saw Rezzolina’s wine glass overflow.
Rezzolina set the now-empty wine bottle on the counter, she was silent, both of her hands came to rest on the countertop.
Yuki was unsure what was going on until she heard a hitch in Rezzolina’s voice.
Tears leaked down Rezzolina’s snout, as she reached under the cabinets for a washcloth to clean the countertop.
Yuki was about to speak before Serren’s voice distracted her.
“Rezza?” Serren’s face was twisted into that of concern and worry, “Yuki! Why would you say that to her?”
Yuki’s mouth was agape, “Wait, Serren that’s not-”
Rezzolina sobbed, “Serren,” she turned to him, “Yuki didn’t do anything wrong, she just… she’s right. I am… hollow inside.”
Serren placed the food he got on the kitchen table, “Rezza you’re not-”
“No,” Rezzolina whimpered, turning from Serren, “I need a minute,” she walked off and headed towards the hallway.
Serren turned to Yuki, giving her an agitated look, “Yuki?!”
Before Rezzolina turned the corner, Rezzolina wiped her tears away and shot a sly grin at Yuki before vanishing into a bedroom.
Yuki’s jaw dropped, “Oh you manipulative monster!” she thought to herself.
Serren walked over to Yuki, “Why would you say such terrible things to her, Yuki?”
Yuki turned to Serren, and frowned, “Serren, are you taking her side?”
“She’s my sister!” Serren said as he sat next to Yuki.
Yuki got to her feet, “and I’m supposed to be your mate! You’re supposed to be on my side, Serren!”
Serren frowned, “Yuki, Rezza may be difficult but she didn’t deserve such harsh words!”
“Which words? What did you hear?” Yuki asked.
“Were there more hurtful things you threw at her while I was standing on the balcony?” Serren demanded, his arms crossed.
Yuki took a deep breath, feeling a mixture of conflicting emotions surging from Serren. She sat down next to him, and took his hand, “Serren… you know me,” pleaded.
Serren nodded.
“You know I wouldn’t do something to intentionally hurt your sister,” Yuki said, looking into Serren’s eyes.
Serren leaned down, giving Yuki a kiss. When Serren broke the kiss, his hand reached to Yuki’s, “then, what did she say to you to make you react that way?”
Yuki breathed a sigh of relief, “well she said she was revoking my access to the ship.” Intense despair came over Yuki and Serren, an emotion both knew was not their own.
Serren got to his feet and rushed down the hallway, Yuki in tow, “Rezza?”
Rezzolina was standing in the hallway, her back to Serren and Yuki, “Both of you please just… give me a…” genuine tears leaked from her eyes.
Yuki frowned, “Rezzolina?”
Rezzolina clenched her fists and turned to Yuki, “I’ve heard everything you said to me, and normally, it wouldn’t bother me.”
Serren smiled at Rezzolina.
“But seeing… you… actually finding a mate, not once, but twice?!” Rezzolina cried to Serren, “you’re such a lucky hatchling!”
“So, I’m not just a ‘Pet’?” Yuki asked.
Rezzolina sighed as Serren hugged her, “no, you’re not just a pet,” she reluctantly admitted as she hugged Serren back.
“So, I can go back to Dei?” Yuki asked, hopeful.
Rezzolina scoffed, pushing Serren from her, “Serren finds love, again, after Allia’s terrible accident, and you want me to allow you to travel through space to potentially never return again?”
Yuki narrowed her eyes, “I told you I have plans to come back to Nite!”
Serren frowned, “Rezza, please?.”
“Plans derail,” Rezzolina looked to Serren, “you of all people should know that.”
Serren frowned, “Rezza, she’s only going to bring her child here, I’d be a stepfather! Wouldn’t that be nice? You would be an aunt!”
Rezzolina shook her head, “Serren, what if she’s detained by Dei authorities? They aren’t very bright.”
“Okay,” Yuki interjected, “why are you so racist?”
Rezzolina frowned, “Racist? What do you mean?”
“Why do you hate Dei angels?” Yuki questioned.
“Hate them?” Rezzolina said, confused, “I don’t hate them.”
“Seems like you do,” Yuki said, her arms crossed, cocking her hip.
“That's not hatred,” Rezzolina exclaimed, walking into the kitchen, cleaning up her countertop.
“Then why do you call us primitives?” Yuki questioned.
“Because you are,” Rezzolina said factually, “that’s not hateful, it’s just the truth. You’re a greedy and petty species who’re far more concerned with selfish desires than you are with the wellbeing of your fellow people.”
Serren and Yuki gave Rezzolina a rather exasperated look.
Rezzolina looked to both of them, shrugging her wings and shoulders at the pair, “What?”
“That’s very hateful to make the assumption that every Dei Angel is like that,” Yuki explained, “I’ve proven I’m not self-centered, haven’t I?”
“No,” Rezzolina exclaimed, “I’ve seen you care for Serren, but he’s your mate.”
“I care about you too,” Yuki explained.
“Doubtful,” Rezzolina scoffed, “you only care about me because, again, You’re Serren’s mate and I’m his sister.”
“What can I do to convince you?” Yuki asked with an exasperated sigh.
“Nothing,” Rezzolina explained, “I have spoken to your leaders, and they were amazingly self-centered. Their literal task is to lead you people.”
Yuki smiled, “so your only exposure to Dei Angels has been our leaders? Because they’re usually the most corrupt and greedy sort.”
Rezzolina lifted an eyebrow, “Is that somehow supposed to be a defense?”
Yuki’s face fell, “oh… saying that out loud is actually pretty depressing, now that you mention it.”
Rezzolina sighed, “Yuki, you might be one of the good Dei Angels, but that’s the thing. You’re only good because you’re on Nite with us.”
Yuki gave a confused look to Rezzolina, “what do you mean?”
“You’re surrounded by the empathy of everyone around you. You can feel my pain, Serren’s love, and I feel the love you both feel as well. We’re all connected here,” Rezzolina explained.
Serren turned to Yuki, “so you’re saying Yuki is an exceptional Angel because she’s with us on Nite?”
Rezzolina nodded, “yes, she’s connected to us, and as such, she can rise above her selfish tendencies.”
Yuki exclaimed, exasperated, “we aren’t all selfish!”
“Please, Yuki,” Rezzolina rolled her eyes, “your people have developed a system that grinds those at the bottom into dust. But In order to rise up and be selfless, someone would have to literally lose everything just to gain a tiny bit of compassion for their fellow angel.”

Dei
Cleo sneezed as she sat next to Sorjoy.
“Guardian Bless You,” Sorjoy said politely as Cleo sat next to him on a church pew.
Above the altar was a figure of Lucifer as a physically fit man, his arms outstretched, a depiction of Dei as a planet floating over his opened hands, Lucifer's golden wings spread wide.
Below the altar was a picture of Yuki in her flight suit.
Cleo turned to look across the aisle, there she spotted Aphod Karkade and a small boy that had Yuki’s blond hair and blue eyes, as well as Yuki’s yellow wings.
Sitting next to them was a younger woman, her wings and hair dyed white and she wore a set of off-brand heels and a cheap tightly fitting black dress. Cleo had discovered Yuki's husband had found himself a new wife. Who perhaps had been his mistress while Yuki was away on missions. Cleo only knew her name was Samantha Haut.
Cleo lifted a well-sculpted eyebrow at Samantha. “This ‘white wing’ trend is getting on my nerves.” Cleo thought to herself.
“While it’s normally uncouth to bring one’s new fling to the funeral of your recently deceased wife,” Sorjoy whispered, “it’s also impolite to stare.”
Before Cleo could interject, the priest began his sermon.
The priest had a black cloth covering his wings, and a cowl over his head hiding his hair. His brown eyes looked over the congregation before him.
“It is by the grace of the Guardian of Wisdom, Lord Lucifer of Light, that we accept his wisdom and pass our friend, wife, daughter, mother, and your servant, to you,” The priest motioned to Yuki’s picture. “May you watch over her for eternity, and forever guard her soul against the darkness of ignorance and fear. Yuki’s job was a difficult one, and in the end, it claimed her life. Let all of her trespasses against anyone be forgiven on this day, regardless of their severity, so she may pass unfettered into the waiting arms of Our Lord Lucifer. Amen.”
Cleo felt her phone buzzing with notifications, despite it being silenced. The ceremony was seriously slowing down her itinerary, and she continued to wonder why, exactly, Sorjoy felt a need to attend the funeral of the Fallen Miner.
Sorjoy sat next to Cleo, agitation on his face as well.
Cleo gave Sorjoy a curious look, wondering why it was that Sorjoy was here if he was so clearly agitated.
Jax sat in the back of the pews, glaring daggers at Sorjoy and Cleo from the back row.
As the funeral came to an end, Cleo slowly got to her feet, carefully slipping from behind the pew.
Sorjoy got to the end of the pew, standing, and straightening his tie and jacket.
“Mr. Sorjoy,” Aphod said as he approached Cleo and Sorjoy.
Cleo turned, halting Aphod “Mr. Sorjoy was just-”
“It’s fine, Cleo,” Sorjoy interrupted, moving to Aphod, shaking his hand. “My condolences on your loss, Mr. Karkade.”
Aphod nodded, and Cleo noticed the ten-year-old child who was sniffling, holding his father’s hand. “Mr. Sorjoy, and thank you again for all the… support.”
“Your wife, Yuki Karkade was one of our miners, and as such her family needs to be properly compensated,” Sorjoy explained.
“Of course, while everything processes…” Aphod cleared his throat.
“Indeed, I understand you developed substantial debt, which Yuki Karkade’s life insurance should handle,” Sorjoy assured.
“I wish,” Aphod laughed nervously, “the funeral was expensive enough… but hopefully the commission from her find-”
“Will be more than enough to cover your future expenses. The auction is tomorrow, Fondsworth will need time to process your payouts, of course,” Sorjoy explained.
Samantha, meanwhile, had approached Cleo, a smile on her face, “Wow! What salon do you go to?”
“A nice little place called ‘My Mirror’,” Cleo looked to Samantha’s wings, noting that her actual wing color was likely a soft blue. Her hair was clearly blue to match, which Cleo could tell thanks to the roots which exposed her natural color despite the white dye.
“Can I ask you how you dye your hair and wings? They look gorgeous,” Samantha smiled wide, “The contacts really make your eyes pop!”
Cleo’s eye twitched in agitation as she took the final compliment as an insult, “My eyes, wings, and hair are all-natural. As is the rest of me. Far more than I can say about you,” Cleo said caustically.
Samantha turned her nose up at Cleo, narrowing her eyes on her, “Fine, keep your secrets! Just another high roller's damn arm candy.”
Arm Candy?!
The word struck Cleo harder than she expected. Almost as hard as Cleo’s hand struck Samantha’s cheek, which rang out clearly in the entire church with such resonance that the note could have been sung by a choir.
Cleo’s own eyes were wide in shock as she realized her hand had crossed Samantha’s cheek.
Samantha, for her part, was also shocked, her eyes tearing up and her mouth agape.
“Cleo!” Sorjoy roared as he grabbed Cleo’s wrist.
“Mr. Sorjoy I-” Cleo attempted to speak before Sorjoy’s hand gripped Cleo’s hand tightly.
“Samantha!” Aphod rushed to his new wife. “Get your date under control, Soyjoy"! Aphod exclaimed
“I am not his date!” Cleo shouted.
Sorjoy tugged Cleo after him and down the aisle quickly.
Cleo stumbled for a moment before she caught up to Sorjoy’s pace, her heels slipping at the first few steps before she recovered.
Sorjoy stopped once they were in an alcove of the church near the entrance. “What in Oblivion was that?!” Sorjoy snapped.
Cleo’s heart was pounding in her chest as she looked up to Sorjoy, “That whore called me arm candy!”
Sorjoy narrowed his eyes at her, “so you let her win?”
Cleo blinked, confused, her eyes filling with tears as she looked up to Sorjoy. “...Oh, Guardian… I slapped her and… oh… oh no…” her hands clasped to her mouth as a tear rolled down her cheek.
“Yes, you let your anger get the better of you,” Sorjoy chastised as he looked down his nose at her, his piercing green eyes almost glowing in the dark alcove.
Cleo felt her heart jump in her chest as Sorjoy’s gaze grew more intense. “I-I’m so sorry Mr. Sorjoy, it-”
Sorjoy said nothing, merely releasing Cleo’s hand, his eyes boring holes into Cleo’s as his silent rage petrified her to silence.
Without another word, Sorjoy turned on his heel and walked towards the exit.
Cleo quickly dried her eyes and tried to catch up with Sorjoy, the color draining from her face. I fucked up! I’m fired, that’s it for me! It’s all over!
“To give pathetic scum like Karkade's whore the time of day is beyond an insult,” Sorjoy spoke without turning around, “You are in my company, and that means the riff-raff and leeches are nothing you pay any attention to unless they happen to affix themselves to you.”
Cleo followed after Sorjoy as he spoke.
“And in those rare instances where you find them attached, you rip them off, and let them take the blood they claimed as their soul reward,” Sorjoy said walking towards his limo, “knowing that they’ll never be able to survive with their own blood. Keep what you can, and never consider the parasites ever again.”
Cleo blinked in confusion as Sorjoy stopped outside the limo.
“I am furious you struck her, Cleo, not because the harlot didn’t deserve far worse,” Sorjoy narrowed his eyes, “but because you lost control to make her think that she mattered enough for you to strike.”
Naberious walked from the limo and towards Sorjoy.
“Now get in,” Sorjoy motioned to the limo, “we have work to do that in an hour will produce Karkade’s entire lifetime income.”
Inside the church, Jax checked his phone, looking at a message, and giving a simple reply: “You were right. Sorjoy was at the funeral. What next, Persphone?”
After a few moments, a reply came, “So I can count on you, Cerberus? - Persephone”
Jax smiled at the message, “Cerberus is yours to command.”

Palma hung up a phone, as he grumbled to himself. Palma wore a black trenchcoat, waiting in a hallway near a door.
Inside the door, several monitors illuminated showing data and some low-resolution images.
Hoffman stood there waiting by the multitude of monitors, Richard next to him. “You said you wanted to show me something?”
Richard nodded, “yessir, I got two sets of codes sent to me. One’s our normal satellites, but the other is codes to Fondsworth satellites.”
Hoffman narrowed his eyes on Richard, “oh? Show me”
“Yessir, from that same contact, Persephone,” Richard smiled, “Seems there’s a hacker that is really good at getting their inner workings.”
“You don’t say,” Hoffman said.
“If we can get this information out before Tomorrow’s auction, then we could do some real damage to Fondsworth’s image, maybe even cause a few investors to drop from the auction,” Richard surmised.
“As if it would matter at this point,” Hoffman grumbled, “Fondsworth’s stocks blew up after they unveiled that damn diamond, so much so that they could likely pay off their debt just by selling off a few hundred shares.”
“I doubt it’s that high, sir,” Richard protested.
Hoffman narrowed his eyes on Richard while taking another inhale of his cigar, blowing the smoke towards Richard’s face.
“Sir, if you could not smoke here?” he coughed, “It’s bad for the equipment,” Richard pointed out.
“Who pays for the fucking equipment, Richard?” Hoffman snapped.
“Y-you sir, sorry sir,” Richard typed a few things into the terminal, “okay, I should be getting a live aerial view of where Yuki Karkade is.”
“Who?” Hoffman asked.
“The Miner, sir,” Richard reminded Hoffman.
“Hmm,” Hoffman took another puff, and his eyes narrowed as the image that appeared on the screen was that of a large city surrounded by a thick outer wall.
“What is this?” Richard gasped, his eyes wide as he looked over the image.
Hoffman remained silent.
“I thought… this can’t be! The Nite Dragons are just primitive tribesmen, how could they have built something like this?!” Richard cried out.
Hoffman looked to the door and then to the screen, “who have you shown this to, Richard? I want to be first to the press. Its astounding Fondsworth has been hiding this from the world.”
“Sir, you and I are looking at a live feed!” he hit a button, printing out a photo, “I’m going to make some calls, sir!” he grinned, “Fondsworth isn’t going to be able to get out of this, not with all the marketing in the world!” he rushed to the doorway.
With a movement so swift Richard’s smile hadn’t even left his face by the time Palma’s hand slammed into his chest.
Richard looked down, eyes wide in shock and confusion, still smiling, as Palma’s hand moved away from Richard’s chest, revealing a large combat knife was buried to the hilt in Richard’s heart.
Palma smiled, bringing his index finger to his lips, “Shh.” He whispered softly to Richard.
Richard fell forward into a bag Palma had at the ready.
Palma silently pulled Richard into the bag, zipping it closed, ensuring there was no blood left.
Hoffman gave a nod to Palma as he hefted the body bag containing Richard inside, “A thousand feathers.”
“For a single Scale,” Palma said, vanishing down the hallway.
Hoffman pulled out a small device and plugged it into the terminal in front of him. In an instant, all of the images and data vanished, followed by error messages on all of the screens. Soon they all turned off, only to power on again with loud popping noises, smoke rising from the computers below.
Hoffman removed the device, and walked down the hallway, heading to his office. He picked up the phone, “Hello, Miranda? Richard didn’t show up today. See that he’s terminated..”
“Yessir, Mr. Hoffman. Anything else?” Mr. Hoffman’s secretary, Miranda asked.
“That’ll be all,” Hoffman grumbled, “I’m winning something good today,” as he hung up and dialed another number.
After a few short rings, a soft voice answered the phone, “Mimi speaking. The usual, Albert?”

Sorjoy sat at the back of a small auditorium. Cleo sat next to him. On either side of the pair were several men in suits, wearing black gloves and earpieces.
At each door there stood two armed guards.
Outside the building, Palma and his officers were on guard, in riot gear, ready for in case anyone attempted to steal the diamond.
“Mr. Sorjoy,” Cleo frowned, “isn’t this overkill?”
“This diamond has the future of Fondsworth Inc,” Sorjoy rationalized, “I am taking no chances, today.”
Cleo turned her attention to the stage.
Upfront an auctioneer walked up, wearing formal attire, his wings wrapped in extravagant silver chains, “Honourable Ladies and Distinguished Gentleman, please be seated. The Auction is about to begin.”
Cleo sat back, making sure her eyes were equally divided between her tablet and the stage.
A few imps helped to wheel the diamond out onto the stage, gently locking the wheels of the pedestal it rested on before they all scurried behind the curtain.
“The Heart of Lucifer,” the auctioneer smiled to the crowd, “226 kg of flawless diamond, with a mysterious, yet to be identified liquid, housed inside. The geologists have taken to calling this liquid, the ‘Blood of Lucifer’, for what else could rest within His heart,” the auctioneer grinned and many of the seated angels laughed.
“To save time,” The auctioneer beamed, “we’ll set the opening bid at seventy million lumens.”
The bidding shot up quickly, Cleo noted that the first bidders to begin were museum curators and scientists, but quickly were outbid by the affluent members of Dei’s upper crust of high society.
The Auctioneer reached over 1 billion shortly after, and the bidding continued upwards from there.
Sorjoy was all smiles, “to even meet our basic balance sheet needs we needed the sale at-”
“Six hundred and seventy-five million lumens,” Cleo pointed out. “Low balling at seventy million was just more pageantry, wasn’t it Mr. Sorjoy?”
Sorjoy laughed, “that it was, but you can’t argue with the results.”
Cleo nodded, her face still listless as the numbers soared to unimaginable heights.
As the auction continued, the shouting died down, as fewer hands went up, “1.595 lumens. Do I hear anyone else?” the auctioneer shouted.
One more hand flew up from a well dressed elderly woman, “1.6 billion lumens,” she announced.
“I have 1.6!” The auctioneer gasped, “any other offers?”
The old woman smiled softly, knowing her investment would be worthwhile.
“1.6 lumens going once… no other offers? Then I’ll say-” the auctioneer was cut off at the last second.
“Two,” the old voice of Mr. Trueman spoke confidently over the crowd, his hand raised with his auction paddle.
“2? 2 Billion, sir? Are you certain?” the auctioneer said, agape.
Mr. Trueman stood now, steadying himself on his cane, “yes. Two billion lumens.”
“2 billion going once… 2 billion going twice…” no one else spoke as Trueman smiled wide, “sold!” The auctioneer shouted, “for 2 Billion lumens to Mr. Reginald Trueman! Congratulations, sir!”
There was clapping and Mr. Trueman bowed before taking his seat.
Cleo tapped a few things on her tablet.
“You don’t seem shocked, Cleo,” Sorjoy said, noticing that Cleo had not even clapped, nor was she shocked at the price.
“Mr. Trueman’s schedule is what dictated today’s auction, Mr. Sorjoy, if he wasn’t here then I would have rescheduled,” Cleo said matter-of-factly.
“Why?” Sorjoy asked, “there are plenty of billionaires in the world.”
Cleo scoffed, “you dubbed the gem ‘the Heart of Lucifer’, Reginald Trueman is the most generous donor to the Church of the Lord of Light.”
Sorjoy gave Cleo a curious look, “is he?”
Cleo nodded, “it was a foregone conclusion that Mr. Trueman would outbid anyone who tried to lay claim to this artifact. He’ll likely donate it to the church,” She tapped a few more items on her tablet, “or keep it for other religious purposes. Either way,” Cleo turned to Sorjoy, “my only goal was to find people to drive the bidding up to a point where Fondsworth exceeded its projected profit margins.”
Sorjoy got to his feet as Trueman walked past the pair, smiling wide, “Mr. Trueman, I thank you for your generosity.”
Mr. Trueman shook Sorjoy’s hand, and turned to Cleo, “and you, clearly, are the lovely young woman I had the utmost pleasure of speaking with over the phone.”
Cleo smiled, “yes, Mr. Trueman, sir,” Cleo bowed.
Trueman frowned a bit, reaching out to her, “sad to see you a victim of trends…” he leaned closer, however, blinking.
“Trends, sir?” Cleo looked up to him.
“...white. Natural white?” he wheezed.
Cleo blushed, “yessir.”
“Why… I never thought I’d live to see the day,” Trueman blinked at Cleo, looking to Sorjoy, “you truly are blessed.”

Hoffman shut the TV off in his office in disgust, grumbling to himself. “Playing favorites, Mr. Trueman?” he hissed.
Teryn soon slid a pair of red satin gloves over Hoffman’s bare shoulders, “Baby, you’re so tense. Turn that thing off and let me take care of you?” she whispered in a sexy voice in his ear.
Hoffman grinned to Teryn, “you get prettier every time I see you, my lovely Teryn.”
“Oh stop, you big lug,” Teryn winked at Hoffman.
Hoffman grinned, “oh, I’m done paying for you once in a while, I need you around me all the time. So why don't you just Marry me?”
Teryn blinked, her heart skipping a beat as Hoffman proposed. “Alby…” she smiled, “I'm flattered baby but I’m a very in-demand woman… I’m not sure how Mimi would feel-”
“I’ll pay Mimi whatever it takes to keep you all to myself,” Hoffman grinned, “you will be my wife.”
Teryn frowned, “Alby… you know how protective Mimi can be, are you certain-”
“I’ve been outbid on everything today, like oblivion I’ll let anyone else outbid me on you,” he grinned, “you’ll live a lavish lifestyle in my mansions, and be waited on hand and foot. All I want is for you to always look beautiful for me and I want to have you whenever I desire.”
“You sure stud?” Teryn grinned, “I have really expensive tastes.”
Hoffman grinned, “and I have deep pockets.”
Teryn smiled, “well, if you're sure it's going to be okay with Mimi.”
Hoffman smiled wide, “oh, it will be, you little firecracker!” he grabbed her, as she giggled girlishly, “you’re going to be mine for as long as I live, my lovely little Teryn.”
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2020.09.13 19:37 Trash_Artist_Life HAIR MODELS NEEDED! long men's cut 9/21 and women's partial 9/28

/ALL APPOINTMENTS ARE FILLED/
Hi again everyone!
I'm a salon apprentice at Bang! Salon in Wicker Park ( https://bangsalonchicago.com/ )currently looking for models for the next two Monday's 9/21 and 9/28. I'm a newly licensed cosmetologist and the appointment will be overseen by an exceptional stylist at the salon to double check and grade my work. If you're interested, and the appointment times/dates work for you, feel free to PM me!
9/21 @ 2pm - FREE /TAKEN/ Mens or masculine shear cut (no clippers) / Examples one two three /
9/28 @ 3pm - $35 /TAKEN/
Partial highlight and long length haircut (past shoulder length) / please include hair color history in your PM /
Salon covid requirements/measures- -must wear a mask upon entrance and during the whole appointment -tempature will be checked, above 100.4 will be rescheduled
About me- My name's Benji or Ben and I'm an 18 y/o gay trans man from the Chicago suburbs. I graduated cosmetology school and have been licensed since the beginning of 2020 and apart of the Bang! Family for about 8 months. I'm a huge fan of art, music, fashion and exploration. I look forward to meeting and connecting with other people in the community as well as doing my part in making y'all look fierce!
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2020.09.13 05:55 honeydewsea Am I (26F) being used by him (55M) and is this salvageable?

Him and I have been “dating” for about a year and a couple months. He had some signs of being a high value male and provider type. But, he can be a bit red-pill-ish at times. We get along generally. Chemistry wise we are very compatible.
Yes there is a major age gap. I pay my own bills. It doesn’t seem to effect us too much generally.
For context, I’m a single parent. Which includes working from home and virtual school 5-days a week. I could use a romantic getaway to say the least. My fellow family friends are in a similar dynamic (working form home with family virtual school) and don’t have time to socialize. I am busy, tired, and wanting my relationship to thrive.
But all my guy does is visits late night then he leaves after. Never spends the night and hasn’t taken me on a proper date in a solid year (including pre-pandemic).
The lock down isn’t an excuse because restaurants are open here! Spas and nail salons are open too! He works a lot (verifiably) and never seems to have time for us outsides of our night time intimacy/at home date nights. Sometimes he brings dinner or will work on a small house project to be nice.
When I tell him that we should hire a sitter and venture out for a proper date he just laughs and brushes me off. I want to get out of the house and enjoy our time somewhere else for once! Why is this too much to ask?
Seems like he almost likes me cooped up.
These home date nights require more energy that I don’t have. I have to organize bedtimes, cleanup, wrap up work for the day, get dressed up before he arrives (make up, hair, etc), all for some good conversation and us time into the late hours. For what, besides the obvious?
I told him we need to pause the relationship and intimacy till he can take me seriously.
*cross posted.
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2020.09.13 01:06 BlackPhillip4Eva Client DOs and DONTs - The Complete Guide

Hello redditors! I come to you as a professional groomer of 10 years. I know that's not much experience on the table compared to some, but it's still enough time to have seen some sh!t. Over the years, I've learned so much about what makes a good groomer, and even more about what makes a good client. I, like many of you, have spent plenty days rolling my eyes, mumbling under my breath, internally screaming, and just overall appalled by the audacity of some people.
I know that pet owners/grooming clients frequent this sub as much as we (the groomers!) do, so I figured I'd post some helpful, insightful information. This information, as funny as it may seem, is pretty important. Please read along and follow these step by step instructions laid out before you. I guarantee that in doing so, you'll be a GREAT grooming client in no time. The following information will keep you from being fired by various groomers, banned from multiple salons, and also keep your pet happy/healthy. Enjoy!
Chapter One: DO show up! Please, please, please show up to the appointment that you have scheduled. Preferably a few minutes early, or on time. Nothing says inconsiderate like being 20 minutes late. Nothing says total a$$hole like someone who can no call, no show. If you do not value our time, we will not value your business. We understand accidents (literally) happen, and you could be running a few minutes behind. We understand life gets in the way sometimes and a last minute cancelation has to occur. But for the love of doG, give us a courtesy call.
Chapter Two: DO brush your dog! It's quite a simple concept. Long haired dogs require routine brushing.. But, in the event that you can't do it yourself, that is literally our job. Schedule a 10 or 15 minute brushing session with us. We don't like shaving dogs on #10 blades because they're so matted. We don't like risking clipper burning skin or causing irritation to sensitive skinned pups. We actually aren't being lazy, or careless. Hint, that's actually you. The one...not brushing your dog. So, just do it. Or let us. Its that simple. Your dog will thank you, too. DONT lie to us and say you did brush your dog, when clearly, you didn't. You can lie to your momma, but don't lie to your groomer. We know. There are telltale signs that indicate...you've been slacking in the brushing department.
Chapter Three: DONT fight the price. This isn't a pawn shop, so don't haggle with us. We don't negotiate price. The price is the price. Period. A lot of factors go into what we charge. Ex. - The dogs breed, size, coat condition, etc. Specific breed clips may be pricier. We also factor in cost of labor and equipment maintenance. Blades, shears, clippers, shampoos, and everything else we use aren't cheap. A certified master groomer may charge more than the apprentice. But they know their worth. The phrase "Good ain't cheap, and cheap ain't good" comes to mind here. You really do get what you pay for when it comes to services. A groomer is no different. Editors note - the demat fee you see on your ticket is because you failed to read and follow the aforementioned chapter two. Please revisit that if you have any questions about the importance of routine brushing.
Chapter Four: DO bring in your vaccination paperwork. It is not our responsibility to track that down. I can't spend 15 minutes on hold with your vet clinic to verify your pet is up-to-date because you failed to remember to bring it in. Sometimes, the vets won't even give us that information because we are not you. Patient privacy restrictions exist.
Chapter Five: DO be specific, DONT be vague. Saying you want a "puppy cut" on your Maltese tells me absolitely nothing. That is a specific trim to the Poodle breed. Saying to cut the hair "short, but not too short" is infuriating for us. Short is subjective. What you find too short, I may find to be the perfect length. And then you're going to chew my head off when it's wrong, and I couldn't read your mind with my crystal ball. Tell me what you want. Lay it out. Provide pictures from Google of haircuts you like, and we can determine if that will work for your dog.
Chapter Six: DONT call us to check in and see if your dog is ready 2 hours prior to the time frame you were quoted. "I will call you when he's ready!" means you will receive a phone call when your dog is done. There's no gray area here. Either your dog is done, or he isn't. We don't need you to call and check on Teddy. Editors note - DO come and pick your dog up shortly after we call you. We aren't a daycare or a boarding service. Chances are if your groomer works at a busy shop, they need all the kennel space they can get, as it's probably often limited. Leaving your dog there for HOURS can cause quite a few issues. Most shops don't take these dogs out to potty. Again, not a daycare.
Chapter Seven: DONT argue about policy. The rules are the rules. In many cases, the person you're speaking with didn't make those particular rules. Sometimes we just have to follow them. No, we cannot groom your unvaccinated dog. No, we can't muzzle your extremely stressed/aggressive dog. No, you can't come back into the shop and holding your dog for us. No, you can't pay us 3 days later. No, no, no. There are certain things that sometimes put our jobs at risk, and we aren't making any exceptions for you. Stop asking.
Chapter Eight: DO tip your stylist! It's seriously appreciated. We work very hard. Holidays, weekends, you name it. This is a back breaking industry. We risk bites, and physical injury. Our backs and knees wear down.. We work long, grueling hours, sometimes without remembering to even eat lunch. We deal with angry clients. We deal with phones ringing off the hook, dogs barking all day, dryers humming in the background. Our job isn't for the faint of heart. But we do it because we genuinely enjoy it. We love our craft. We love the art. We love your dogs. Show us some appreciation. You're being provided a service. Just as you would tip your tattoo artist, your waitress, your bartender, tip your groomer.
I hope you've found this information somewhat informative. Maybe a little funny, too. Other groomers, please feel free to chime in with any additional chapters you may think could be potentially helpful to others. Thank you for reading!
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2020.09.12 18:05 Feelinveryblue Non blacks who compare white women and other non black women wearing braids to weaves is a false equivalence

When it comes to weaves-
First of all black people are the only racial group with kinky-coily hair. No other racial group has our hair type.
As such straight hair is the 'norm' in that it is the most common hair type, particularly in the West. Asian people have straight hair, white people have straight hair as well as indigenous and Polynesian people.
So why is it that when black people wear straight hair in order to fit in amongst the populace we're only compared to white people, when majority of the world's population has straight hair? If anything comparisons to South Asians would make more sense because we share the same skintones.
But no. The world is so fixated on whiteness that anything that is seen as 'beautiful' is immediately attributed to them. This is nothing but white supremacy at work, the belief that only white is beautiful and everything else that POC does is a mimic of that.
When black women wear weaves we're not trying to look like anyone we're simply trying to fit in. In a lot of cases we have no choice but to wear them because our hair is seen as unprofessional, unkempt or dirty.
It's a necessary evil for the means of survival. Stop calling our hair ugly and allow us to wear it freely and you'll see a sharp decline in the use of weaves and wigs.
On to braids-
Now when it comes to discussing braids other races will chime in and say this or that culture has been braiding hair from this date or that date and they'll bring up an irrelevant statue or two. Okay fine. Even if that's the case how come other races haven't continued to wear braid styles if it's so intrinsic to their cultures?
Why is it only when large amounts of black people migrated to the West (either willingly or forcefully) did we see other races begin to do these styles? Why weren't they wearing canerows or braids in the 20s,30s, 40s, 60s, 70s, 80s if it was a free for all type thing?
Another side to that is okay-
Black people don't have a patent on three strand braids. However, it's not just the braid that makes the style but the use of braiding hair.
The use of braiding hair is something that exclusively is performed in black culture and you cannot deny it. This is why you NEVER see a white or Asian woman on braiding hair packs or braiding hair sold in salons catered to styling straight hair.
Cornrows and braids up until recently have been exclusively worn by black people, of whom constantly get told our hair is ghetto, dirty and looks unprofessional.
It's highly insulting to see other races mimic your hair that has always had a negative connotation, but also because when they wear these styles they'll be seen as doing it better, or that it looks nicer on them.
It's sick honestly.
But that's the end of my rant so if someone comes out you sideways with that weave wig defense give them this argument.
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2020.09.12 17:54 mpresas Don’t expect others to listen to you complain about sleeping in the bed you made.

My reply to a comment on a post in WTF about the insensitivity of the comments to the situation that California is facing right now with the wildfires and how what happened in Australia, and is happening in California, is something the whole world will face. I wanted to put it here before it got downvoted into oblivion. Link to original post in comments.
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This problem has been entirely self-caused by environmental interests and lobbyists who have pushed the government for harmful policy change. California has always been dry and has always had forests fires, but only to this extent in recent years.
California has completely undercut it’s lumber industry via regulations creating denser forests. In addition, they have lobbied the state to limit how much underbrush is cleared and how many controlled burns they conduct. With the state’s severe mismanagement of funds cutting back on clearing underbrush and controlled burns seemed like a clear way to save money (need I remind you that CA has some of the highest taxes in the US, so where all this money goes only god knows). CA’s highly restrictive zoning laws has caused land prices to artificially soar causing developers to build homes closer to the outer edges right next to the dense and dry forests filled with tinder we use to start campfires. As well, due to environmental interests constant push for wind and solar, the current infrastructure for supplying electricity and the power grid is so outdated and dilapidated that they have to cut off electricity to its own citizens during the dry months or risk the equipment catching flame and starting a wildfire, which in 2018 was cause for more than half of CA’s wildfires. The city of Paradise burned down to the ground (10,000 homes, and 85 people dead) due to equipment that dates back to 1921, almost a century old.
This is the world’s 5th largest economy, the economy is larger than countries like that of the UK and France. The quality of life and management of CA is that of a third world country. As is with tradition in California, politicians will use this as a scapegoat for more power and more regulation and a need for even more taxes. The “woke” population will fall for it and make little posts and memes to put out on social media claiming “a need for change” or “environmental rights are human rights” or maybe they might tear down some electrical lines. Someone will post a video on WTF of a person being electrocuted while tearing down power lines and more of the “woke” population will find the mockery of the video offensive. Leaning entirely on cheap opinions for social clout, but never really taking any resourceful action on their part that moves them towards a solution. And just like hair salons, none of these new rules and taxes will apply to those fortunate enough to be members of the reigning political elite. They will still have their mansions on the beach powered by backup generators and fly across the country on private chartered jets quoting these memes at political rallies.
Don’t expect others to listen to those complaining about sleeping in the bed they made.
Edit: grammar & clarification.
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2020.09.12 10:40 Majin_Betel Is this game over?

So, my wife and I got married in the Philippines. When we were dating and engaged, she was nice, I could tall to her about anything and she was pretty lax about everything and I was the same with her. When we got married, she did a confessional and it turns out that she cheated on me, up until I traveled to her (from my Army duty station) to get married. I found out about this when my son was born and ever since then, her attitude and personality have completely changed. I ended up staying with her, as she said it was a 1-time thing and my son is biologically mine. But, as per Philippine law, it's basically illegal to divorce and they heavily favor women here. I work from home, provide all the income, take care of our 2 kids (one step-child), cook and clean. My wife basically just occasionally organizes something. She leaves daily to go hang out with her friends at the salon, so I basically never get any help and am doing the job of a single-parent of 2. I never ask for anything, constantly give her massages, comfort her, etc. But, she gets mad at everything. I can't tell her about my feelings, because it makes her angry. She slams things, threatens me, leaves the house with or without her daughter (my stepdaughter), breaks things, screams, etc. So, I just constantly get yelled at, because I make mistakes taking care of the whole household or don't do things exactly as she wants them done. Our son is a year old, so he doesnt sleep through the night. I probably get around 4 hours of sleep per night and wake up early to get my step-daughter up and dressed for school. Divorces take up to 10 years and she doesnt see anything wrong with her actions. She's locked all of us out of the house and just laughed and recorded her daughter crying and beging to come inside to sleep at midnight. Again, they favor women here, so nothing is ever her fault and its all made to be situational. Literally, every day it's something new and she's mad because of something insignificant. Examples: I showered before her. She doesn't want the food that I cooked. She EXPECTS me to have a plan of how every day is supposed to pan out. She wants me to know what she wants me to do, even if she doesnt say anything. She doesnt watch the kids and if they're playing with or breaking something of mine and I walk in on it, with her in the room on her phone, it's my fault for not knowing that they're breaking my stuff. She plays God on Facebook and Instagram, by only taking pictures with the kids and passing them onto me. And because she constantly posts her fake relationship with our kids, everyone believes that she's a good mother. She's probably with them for no longer than 30 min to 1 hour a day and that's "too stressful" for her, so she gets mad at me for not taking care of them when I'm too busy washing dishes or cooking or working. I've been contemplating suicide for a while and have even pressed knives to my throat or tried getting alcohol poisoning, but I also don't wont to leave my kids alone with her. Am I stuck with this life? Is this game over? If I divorce, are they going to deport me, take our kids and give them to her, just because she has "maternal rights"? Any insight or advice is appreciated. Edit: the only outlet of stress relief I have is collecting retro game cartridges for Sega, Gameboy, Atari, etc. And since I've been here, she "needs" more money constantly. So, my hobby has come to a standstill.
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