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Brady Hartsfield Appreciation Post

Discussion in 'Mr. Mercedes' started by Sam Joyce, Apr 12, 2016.

  1. GNTLGNT

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ....definitely a straight up post, and props for that....I won't pretend to understand the fascination as you have described it-but you are still welcome here....no judgement....for my part, I am on the opposite end of the spectrum.....I want to slowly torture, then dispatch these monsters.....
     
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  2. Deep Thought

    Deep Thought Member


    I think part of the reason I like some of Stephen King's villains so much is because he writes them so well. Brady in particular is a three-dimensional character, it's kind of understandable that he ended up the way he did. I'm not saying he should have committed the crimes that he did, but I'm in the "empathy and compassion" category, I suppose. As far as real killers go, I've never been attracted to any or even felt that much compassion for them, but definitely gruesome fascination. I used to have nightmares about Jeffrey Dahmer, even though I never thought about him much when I was awake. And I've read a lot about Paul Bernardo and Karla Homolka, and wish I hadn't. They make Brady look like a prince among men.
     
  3. Sam Joyce

    Sam Joyce Gentle Lady From Brady Hartsfield Defense Squad

    I'm not in a high level of Hybristophilia. I'm so interested much at criminals because they always bring a sort of interesting backstories (I'm a big fan of Detective, Crime, Psychological Horror and Dark Side Fictions and Stories) because most of their stories will make you sympathize to them.
    in Brady's case, my affection was very different compared to my affection to the other Criminals (eg. Torso Murderer, H.H.Holmes and The Zodiac Killer). Because Brady was that type of person that i would say "awww, that's pretty horrible story you got there, come, lemme give you a hug even you'll just kill me". The only Person who knew me personally about my affection to the criminals and other people who has a character trait as same as Brady was my Male Buddy who is always with me.

    Highly emphasize the last part of your post because that is true. i once tell my classmate about how i love Brady when i'm talking to her about Mr. Mercedes and she just labeled me "Disgusting". That ends my interaction to her. Right now i always avoid her and at vice versa. Again, it is my Male Buddy, that only Person who knows about my criminal affection. and He Accepts me a lot, maybe because aside that he is actually my best friend, he actually has a High Level kind of Sadistic Attitude
     
  4. Blue feather

    Blue feather New Member

    Thanks for the welcome and deciding not to judge! You might not believe it, but I share your hatred. The exception being the real one I'm interested in, even though I know rationally that he's no better than any of the others. (And Norman if you count fiction) I sometimes feel attracted to murderers, yet I still resent them and hope they die. It's terrible when some become killers after childhood trauma, but it doesn't excuse their actions. I have conflicting feelings at times, because I am extremely soft and emotional, but I'm able to think logically too.
     
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  5. Blue feather

    Blue feather New Member

    I feel empathy for him too, while also thinking he should be dead. The funny thing about you mentioning Homolka and Bernardo, is that the killer I'm interested in is obsessed with the two, especially Karla. His name is Luka Magnotta. Have you heard of him?
     
  6. Blue feather

    Blue feather New Member

    I'm sorry she called you disgusting! Maybe if she had actually talked to you about it instead of judging right away, she would have been able to understand why you feel the way you do. At least it might have gotten her to see that there's nothing wrong with you. I think that if she is truly your friend, she will not let this ruin everything. A real friend will accept you, even when they dislike something about you. Besides, it's not like you said you want to hurt others, all you did was express concern for someone who has been hurt.
     
  7. Sam Joyce

    Sam Joyce Gentle Lady From Brady Hartsfield Defense Squad

    yeah, thanks. we actually do not talk much right now beause of what happened. glad taht it happens because it is the easiest way to see who will you trust much
     
  8. melindaville

    melindaville Well-Known Member

    I'm familiar with the term because I am a psychologist. I have never been attracted to a psychotic person who commits violent crimes against people--and I am a survivor of childhood abuse. But I have been self-destructive in other ways (8 years of heroin addiction, years in the sex industry, cutting myself, and multiple suicide attempts), so I understand what you mean about taking the abuse on themselves when the original abuser is gone.

    Here's my take on this, I don't think it is healthy for women to pursue these kinds of relationships. I really think that if a woman is attracted to or marries a rapist or murderer (in prison or out) then there is something wrong with her own stability. I found the key to ending my own destructive tendencies through the help of a great therapist--and you have to find someone who is on your wavelength but I needed someone to help me sort out why these things had happened to me and how I could overcome the compulsion I had to end my life (either through an accident (OD or via disease) or through direct action on my part. Hybristophilia is not a healthy place to be in real life. To me, it means that a person is too insecure with her/himself to find a normal relationship with a healthy person who loves, respects, and has compassion not just for you but for humankind itself.

    Finally, I see that Hybristophiliacs can also enable those with sick desires to inflict pain or death on another human being. This is the worst of all because without knowing it, a person could be an accessory to these crimes (probably not legally, but morally for sure).

    Now it is a different story if you love a villain in a book. I have loved many of King's villains but not in a lustful way. I loved the dark man/walking dude/Randall Flagg but I never felt lust for him. The same was true for John Rainbird (who I think is one of King's most brilliant villains)--but again, I didn't feel lust.

    As a psychologist, I just cannot help but think that these relationships just aren't healthy at all.

    I also want to mention that I am married to the most kind, compassionate, respectful, intelligent and caring human being in the world. I could never love someone who inflicted pain upon others. Not even in literature. I've known too many abusive men to be attracted to that now. But I also am sorry that you've been insulted. No one should do that.

    I have enormous compassion for you. And I wish you all the best. And I really hope this didn't come across as condescending. I hope you can understand why I have strong feelings on this type of thing. It hits very close to home. :love_heart:
     
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  9. E.L.D

    E.L.D Active Member

    That was beautiful, absoulutely beautiful. Im sure Brady is watching you from the void(or his new proxy) giving you his middle finger of approval!LOL
     
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  10. Deep Thought

    Deep Thought Member

    LMAO!
     
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  11. Deep Thought

    Deep Thought Member

    I've never heard of him, he sounds like a sick b*stard! I've been binge watching "Criminal Minds", there are plenty of real and fictional murderers on there, they've probably either mentioned Magnotta or made an episode similar to his crime.
     
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  12. Deep Thought

    Deep Thought Member

    How are we all feeling about the "Mr. Mercedes" mini-series, folks?
     
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  13. Paddy C

    Paddy C All Hail The KING...

    I really enjoyed it.
     
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  14. GNTLGNT

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...handled very well, and I look forward to the next season....
     
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  15. E.L.D

    E.L.D Active Member

    I loved it, they did great with Brady.
     
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  16. Paddy C

    Paddy C All Hail The KING...

    Outstanding performance the whole way through.
     
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  17. melindaville

    melindaville Well-Known Member

    The casting was outstanding all the way around. Some was surprising but I understood many of the changes they made.
    The one thing I would have liked would have been seeing more of Jerome. I just loved him in the book. And the three of them together were priceless. Interestingly, I liked the younger Holly.
     
    Last edited: Dec 11, 2017
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