First time poster, long time lurker--it's nice to meet you all. I've been following the Jodi Arias trial closely, and it seems like the self-defense narrative goes something like this: "Travis and I had sex all day. I took photos of Travis in the shower. I dropped the camera. Travis got mad. Travis attacked me because I dropped the camera. I defended myself...." After seeing the most graphic photos of a butchered Travis Alexander this morning (I was searching the Web to find the shower photos so I could try to piece together the sequence of events, but unfortunately, I stumbled upon more than I wanted to see), I think the brutality of the crime is so extreme, her chances for acquittal are slim-to-none to begin with. That said, this is the wrong self-defense narrative. The idea that Travis would attack Jodi because she dropped a camera is phenomenally far-fetched, and he really has no history of violence. It also doesn't explain why she brought the gun to Mesa and had the knife and the gun at the ready to kill him. A better strategy (which would also challenge the prosecution's theory of premeditation) would have been to say that Jodi brought the gun to Mesa because Travis Alexander had a sexual fantasy of receiving oral sex with Jodi at knifepoint and at gunpoint. When he went to the shower, he told her to give him oral sex and he held the knife to her throat. Then, he started getting too rough with her, she believed he was going to slash her throat, and she fought back. She was so terrified that she later shot him to make sure he was dead. To me, this is a much more plausible scenario than Travis attacking Jodi because she dropped a camera. Also, this fits in well with the idea that he "lived a double life" and liked "kinky sex," which the evidence somewhat supports. By contrast, there is no evidence to support the idea that he was just some violent hothead who would have freaked out because of a dropped camera. By the way, I think Jodi Arias is 100% guilty. I just think this would have been a better defense for her.