The sketch of a light-skinned black woman sporting rose-red lips and shoulder-length hair pulled into a baby blue headband stares blankly at the viewer. Upon further examination, more details make themselves known. The bundle of hair protruding from her headband now appears to be interwoven strands of kinky hair. There are subtle hints of blush contouring her cheekbones. A crudely jagged line drapes from her neck to just below her collarbone.
And then, something appears on the right side of the portrait.
It appears to be cut-off, but if you pause and squint through the sea of other victim sketches that line the walls of Texas Ranger James Holland’s office, the description becomes clear.
Mary Ann, possibly also Marianne or Mairan, was approximately 18 or 19 years old in 1971-1972. Standing at an estimated 5’6” to 5’7” (170 to 173cm) and weighing about 140 pounds (63.5kg), she was recalled by her assailant as being “attractive”. Despite prevalent transphobic values and strongly opposing attitudes towards LGBTQ+ persons of this time, Mary Ann was able to live with several roommates in an apartment somewhere in or between Brownsville and Liberty City, while holding or recently gotten out of a relationship with a man named “Wes”.
At some point, she initially encountered her assailant at a bar near 17th Avenue in Miami, named either “The Pool” or “Pool Palace” per his recollection. Several days later, the two met once again at another bar in Overtown, where Mary Ann was offered a ride back to her residence in the man’s gold four-door Pontiac LeMans. The short cream and red miniskirt-clad woman felt comfortable with her new acquaintance and accepted the offer. The two took off.
Once the pair arrived, one of her roommates requested that she go out to the store and purchase a can of shaving cream. This exchange would be the last known one anyone, save for her killer, would have with Mary Ann.
It’s unclear if Mary Ann and her killer ended up going to the store, or even encountering any other people in the time they left her apartment, but what is known is that her kille... keep reading on reddit ➡
Lol. I'm not spending anymore seconds on this sub putting in effort to search up and then provide the quotes for casuals who think Kvothe is a Mary Sue. Here are the receipts, immortalized. I'm just going to refer them to this thread from now on. [Adem Signs Entreaty] Please do the same.
Kvothe=Hero of a Greek Tragedy. In Greek tragedies, the heroes are almost supernaturally gifted, but brought to failure/humility by their inability to overcome their character flaws, their decisions, their lack of wisdom. His mentor's thoughts on him:
> Ben took a deep breath and tried again. "Suppose you have a thoughtless six-year-old. What harm can he do?" I paused, unsure what sort of answer he wanted. Straightforward would probably be best. "Not much."
> "Suppose he's twenty, and still thoughtless, how dangerous is he?"
> I decided to stick with the obvious answers. "Still not much, but more than before." "What if you give him a sword?"
> Realization started to dawn on me, and I closed my eyes. "More, much more. I understand, Ben. Really I do. Power is okay, and stupidity is usually harmless. Power and stupidity together are dangerous."
> "I never said stupid," Ben corrected me. "You're clever. We both know that. But you can be thoughtless. A clever, thoughtless person is one of the most terrifying things there is. Worse, I've been teaching you some dangerous things."
...Is this your Kingkiller? (Note: I will be parodying a specific half a minute of dialogue from the movie Black Panther throughout my post, which you can find to the exact timestamp at this URL: https://youtu.be/uZMoFMGM48o?t=180 )
> I drew in a deep breath and spoke the words to bind the air in my lungs to the air outside. I fixed the Alar firmly in my mind, put my thumb and forefinger in front of my pursed lips, and blew between them.
> There was a light puff of wind at my back that tousled my hair and caused the tarpaulin covering the wagon to pull taut for a moment. It might have been nothing more than a coincidence, but nevertheless, I felt an exultant smile overflow my face. For a second I did nothing but grin like a maniac at Ben, his face dull with disbelief.
> **Then I felt something squeeze my chest, as if I was deep underwater. I tried to draw a breath but... keep reading on reddit ➡
The way she explained how she put off having sex for 4 WEEKS AFTER THE WEDDING (!!) because the idea of having sex with her grandfather made her so grossed out made me feel terrible for her. Especially when you consider that Mary had sisters and her grandpa CHOSE HER OVER THE SISTERS TO BE HIS WIFE!
I know there’s a lot of shady rumors about her, but her whole energy feels extremely scary and fragile. I don’t think she should be on reality TV.