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HappyPyro
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My name is Vald Crimpson. Not Vlad. My last name, deliciously sounds like crimson. That flowing substance that seeps from a human wound, that crimson liquid. I often call myself Crimson by accident.

I grew up not too far from the heart of the city of Dublin, living in a small flat with my father who raised me from infancy.Much to his chagrin, I look more of my mother than him, with not handsome features, but sharp, feminine features and crisp black hair. Not to mention my almond shaped green eyes.

I entered medical school at the top of my class and when I was introduced to my first cadaver, I was more intrigued by how they died and the make up of their being than of the lesson. I engrossed myself in learning all of the nuances of the human physiology. But there is only so much you can learn from a dead man...

The first person i killed was by pure accident. I was in the operating room, and seeing the beating of a human heart excited me. My hand slipped as I went to remove the tumor and I cut a major artery. Hard as I tried, when I stepped out of that operating room, I could not feel remorse. Instead, I wanted to find a way to stop the bleeding again. Find where I went wrong.

The second person was my father. He came in one night when I was with my Elaine. He began to talk as if she were a whore, as if she were my mother. I wanted to step the bleeding for a different reason this time. If he couldnt bleed...he couldnt talk.

Later Elaine called me a monster. She has gone missing and I fear the worst.

Lately the garda have been coming around more and more frequently, acting as if they are in some major American crime drama. They question me about Elaine's whereabouts and my father's death.I cannot answer truthfully, and I am the master of lies. After all, I am a doctor.All I do is sit back, take a drag on my cigarette and look them in the eye.

"Do I look like a killer to you?"


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A few questions, Dr. Crimson... sorry, Crimpson.

How old are you? Have you considered moving your practice to stop the questions? And where do you 'suspect' Elaine is?


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Hey Crimson.

Do you know why you were named Vald? That's an unusual name.

Has anyone called a malpractice suit against you for the accident in the operating room?

Do you have any plans for what you'd do if someone did? Even if you can lie like a pro, if you had too many more "accidents", a clear pattern would emerge.


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How old are you?

What Year is it?

What is your favorite food?

Do you have any siblings?

What's your favorite television show? Why?

Who's your favorite actor? Singer?

What's your favorite sport? Athlete?

Who's you favorite writer? Why?

What's your favorite story? Why?

Are you constantly primping yourself?

What's your favorite vacation spot?

Ever think maybe a Coroner might be a better job for you? Plenty of corpes, no malpractice suits.

Are you prejudiced? Chauvinist?

What was your father's name? Your mother's?

Where is your mother? How does that make you feel?

Do you only smoke cigarettes? Cigars? Cloves? Pipes? Illegal substances?

Do you drink alcoholic beverages? Socially? Heavily? Rarely? Never?

Do you frequent parties? Clubs? Pubs?

Do you keep your hair long, short or shaved? Why?

Do you like your hometown? Do you live there? If not, why?

How many vehicles do you have? What are they? Which is your favorite? Why?

Did you play sports in school? Why?

Do you play an instrument? If so, which? If not, why? Are you bitter about it?


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HappyPyro
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How old are you?

I am 35 years old.

What Year is it?

2008. You can look at a calendar. I am assuming you arent blind, you are on the internet


What is your favorite food?

Most likely Beef. Any kind. I dont eat fast food though. Call me a purest, but I have seen what it does to your innards.

Do you have any siblings?

I had a sister

What's your favorite television show? Why?

I dont watch television

Who's your favorite actor? Singer?

Again with the lack of television, however I do enjoy a bit of Enya. Soothing

What's your favorite sport? Athlete?

I am not big into sports. Though I enjoy archery, I find little time to perform.

Who's you favorite writer? Why?

Vladimir Nabokov. He calms my over active mind, or can bring out my insanity more

What's your favorite story? Why?

Macbeth. Eventually everyone perishes by the hand of another. just like in life

Are you constantly primping yourself?

I am immaculate, though I do not primp.

What's your favorite vacation spot?

...I havent vacationed since I was small. I dont know.

Ever think maybe a Coroner might be a better job for you? Plenty of corpes, no malpractice suits.

Ah, but I can not see the workings of a human with a corner's job. The heart is not beating

Are you prejudiced? Chauvinist?

No. Anyone will do. As long as there is something to fix, or stop.

What was your father's name? Your mother's?

My mother's name was Roisin. Pronounced Row-sheen. My father's...was William.

Where is your mother? How does that make you feel?

I dont know. I have long since stopped caring.

Do you only smoke cigarettes? Cigars? Cloves? Pipes? Illegal substances?

I prefer cigarettes. The nicotine gives me more of a high than anything illegal I have tried.

Do you drink alcoholic beverages? Socially? Heavily? Rarely?
Never?

I drink wine, on occasion. And hard cider.

Do you frequent parties? Clubs? Pubs?

I attend hospital functions and have been known to drop by a back water pub in town

Do you keep your hair long, short or shaved? Why?

My hair is long enough to be stylable but short enough to be masculine

Do you like your hometown? Do you live there? If not, why?

I live in Dublin. It is home and always has been.

How many vehicles do you have? What are they? Which is your favorite? Why?

I have one car, a small Yaris, though I want a 2003 Jaguar XKR. It is sleek and efficient. Fast and shady.

Did you play sports in school? Why?
On occasion


Do you play an instrument? If so, which? If not, why? Are you bitter about it?

No. I distaste the feel of wood on my skin and metal in my mouth


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Hey Crimson.
Hello

Do you know why you were named Vald? That's an unusual name.
family name, but I know not of what origin

Has anyone called a malpractice suit against you for the accident in the operating room?
No. I have avoided death as much as possible in the hospital. That is where i fix things

Do you have any plans for what you'd do if someone did? Even if you can lie like a pro, if you had too many more "accidents", a clear pattern would emerge.

I am immaculate. If someone were to claim malpractice, I would give in, I did wrong. I made a mistake.


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A few questions, Dr. Crimson... sorry, Crimpson.
oh no, Crimson is just fine.


How old are you? Have you considered moving your practice to stop the questions? And where do you 'suspect' Elaine is?
I am 35. I dont kill enough in the hospital for it to be of any concern.
And as for Elaine. I have my theories. I hope that I am wrong


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Hello Dr Crimpson, or would you prefer Crimson?

Are you a senior houseman for a consultant, or due to your ability are you now employed as a senior cardiologist?

Did you get blamed for the incident in the theatre, or were you able to ofset blame on the consultant (who had conveniently been playing golf when he should have been operating - that really happened BTW)

As a doctor of course you have access to yellow bags (bio waste), did you dispose of the bodies by throwing them into the bags, (neatly disected of course)?
It would be nearly impossible to track, as hospital procedure says 'once sealed, not opened again'. Incinerated within 48 hours, and no evidence.

Do you remember killing everyone on your missing list?

Is there a hidden side to your personality?

Is your attraction to blood getting worse?

[This message has been edited by JudyMac (edited December 09, 2008).]


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Hello Dr Crimpson, or would you prefer Crimson?

Are you a senior houseman for a consultant, or due to your ability are you now employed as a senior cardiologist?
I am a surgeon, mainly, not a cardiologist. Though I am often consulted for diagnostics.

As a doctor of course you have access to yellow bags (bio waste), did you dispose of the bodies by throwing them into the bags, (neatly disected of course)?
It would be nearly impossible to track, as hospital procedure says 'once sealed, not opened again'. Incinerated within 48 hours, and no evidence.
Please, must you give everything away? Those that I have...experimented on in the hospitals I have used that method. Not too often though. I must be careful.


Do you remember killing everyone on your missing list?
There is one man. I know I killed him.I do not remember how or when though.

Is there a hidden side to your personality?
Is there indeed?

Is your attraction to blood getting worse?
No. I dont think so. I have yet to hurt myself.


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Ah, my apologies, as a surgeon you would be Mr Crimpson then, I didn't mean to be insulting.
Many of the surgeons where I worked (NHS hospitals in the UK) were very upset by being called Dr, even though they have a medical degree, a surgeon is considered above that, a master of his/her profession.

Do you forgive me?

A senior houseman (surgeon in training) is still called Dr. of course, he has a medical degree, but not your level of experience in cardiac surgery. Do you let your senior houseman perform operations alone, or do you enjoy teaching the new and upcoming surgeons?

You must be very talented to have been promoted so early, did you pioneer a new technique that made you famous? Many hospitals would fall over themselves to employ you in that case.

What is the name of the hospital that you work for?

Do you do private work on the side for BUPA/other private hospitals?

What is the name of your cardiac ward?

What is the name of the sister in charge of the ward?

Are your theatre staff competent, or do you need to watch them with a sharp eye?

What is the name of your ODA (operating department assistant), anaesthetist and theatre nurse?

Do you socialise with them?


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