Gotta admit, I just read the first four pages of so and scanned the rest, so I may be repeating a point here. Bear with me.
Originally Posted by blueangel06661
Glad somebody brings up each side here, in these conveniently juxtaposed quotes.
Originally Posted by .Tatty.
As of late, far too much has been put into doing something, anything about bullying, panicked and frantic, without thought for long term social consequences. (I'm talking big, cultural, generational social consequences here, not individual outcomes- which poor little angel grows up to be sad or dysfunctional, etc.) Constant airing of suicides blamed upon bullying will eventually lead to a correlation between the two in the minds of more and more young people. This is true even when the mention of such suicides is well meant as a warning against bullying.
Cynically, I anticipate that when the suicide rate continues to rise in accordance with this speculation of mine, well-meaning but insufferably imprudent and short-sighted do-gooders will lobby for more and more anti-bullying awareness, and in doing so reinforce the troublesome correlation mentioned above, and snowball the whole damn mess.
Lather, rinse & repeat.
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Or, you know, maybe it just says that they appreciate irreverence and black comedy.
Originally Posted by MaruDashi
Yeah, I would say something like that, but to be perfectly clear I'd laugh a little first.
Originally Posted by sunnyside
Alternately, I might have elected to make a James Bond joke, something referencing You Only Live Twice. Maybe an image of the girl in question- bleach in hand, viewed through a rifled barrel- that Bond shot we all know so well- with an appropriately formatted and typefaced title like "You Only Bleach Twice". Or maybe Blofeld could be depicted in a fictional exchange as one of the bullies. Or perhaps I could just insert an image of her likeness into the cockpit of the little autogyro from the film.
So many ideas...
Really, though, people who bristle at these jokes or decry those who enjoy them as sick, disgusting sub-humans really need to get to know their irreverent sides. Without an ability to laugh at the macabre and the horrors of simply living, life must be a miserable thing to experience. I mean, just imagine not being able to get at least a chuckle- even a guilty, ashamed grin- out of such a cringe-inducing comedy masterpiece as "Another Kid in the Crawl", drawing upon the many heinous crimes of John Wayne Gacy (video placed inside spoiler tags for a reason):
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. . . I have not left this cave for days now, it has become my last refuge in my total despair. I have only the music of the waterfall to comfort me now. I can no longer live under the control of the Federation, but there is no other place to go. My last hope is that with my death I may pass into the world of my dream, and know peace at last.