I know what you're thinking. You're thinking, "I'll bet Jason is pretty good at solving crimes. He's got a critical eye, nerves of steel, and a razor-sharp intellect."
Well, my friend, let me tell you. You'd be so right.
Okay. Let's be honest. Maybe I'm not so good at solving crimes. All of my reading for the Modern Rogue, coupled with my intense love of comic books, has probably better prepared me for the role of criminal mastermind. Or maybe just criminal mind. "Mastermind" is giving me a little too much credit. Then there's the whole 'petrifying fear of prison' thing. That also gets in the way of my Danger Diabolik lifestyle.
Instead, I'll have to use my sinister studies as fuel for writing and hopefully entertaining you, you sadistic internet misfits. This week's episode is about Bloodstain Pattern Analysis. I've told you about how we roped Macaulay Culkin into the shenanigans, but how did we know enough about the subject matter enough to craft an episode about it?
As with most awful ideas, it all came from the internet. I was trying to come up with something cool, something dangerous, and something that we could reasonably pull off with our extremely limited resources. (Which reminds me - you want to help alleviate the lack of resources? Consider joining the Rogues over at Patreon. We love you.)
There's a body farm near Austin, but they would never give us the time of day.
We've already done body disposal...
Wait ... I just got finished reading the first Dexter book ...
So I got to Googling, reaching out to some forensic scientist friends, and before long, I had juuuust enough that I could present in a video. Without an expert in any given topic, it often falls on me to give myself a crash course in the subject at hand. Sometimes it goes well. Other times, I leave out some really important stuff. You're probably thinking of at least five instances of the latter, I'll bet.
Oddly enough, the sources for this were perfect. I think. There may yet be some huge backlash against this episode for being totally wrong in every way. If it is, just blame these links:
listening: Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross - The Right Things
watching: Fade to Black - Vernon Zimmerman