Of Dragons, Wolves and Sheep: The Murder of an Internet Anti-Celebrity

“Starblade,” as Matthew Paul Finnigan called himself, had cried wolf too many times. Threats of suicide were regular occurrences on his LiveJournal, Fur affinity, and Twitter accounts. Few took it seriously when he wrote that someone else wanted to kill him.

Blackbirds take flight in a park near Finnigan’s childhood home.

The Victim
Matthew’s mother, Patricia Finnigan, is not fond of the educational system…

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Science journalist based in the SF Bay Area. Loves adventure, the outdoors, bones, and animals. @KristinHugo on Twitter, @RollBones on TikTok.

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Kristin Hugo

Science journalist based in the SF Bay Area. Loves adventure, the outdoors, bones, and animals. @KristinHugo on Twitter, @RollBones on TikTok.