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Stop blaming Stephen King, horror movies, and heavy metal for crazy behavior!!!

Discussion in 'General Discussion & Questions' started by fushingfeef, May 2, 2014.

  1. Sundrop

    Sundrop Sunny the Great & Wonderful

  2. FlakeNoir

    FlakeNoir Original Kiwi© SKMB® Moderator

    I'm really glad this came up because I had missed how the "tartar" thing had first started... :biggrin2:
  3. nate_watkins

    nate_watkins Eternal Member

    Mayhap the answer lies with Out of Order
  4. FlakeNoir

    FlakeNoir Original Kiwi© SKMB® Moderator

    "Tartar" and Triple O... that does sound about right. :biggrin2:
    (Sunny made me say it)
  5. SharonC

    SharonC Eternal Members

    What we like and what we do are two entirely different things. I like reading true crime stories occasionally, but I haven't felt any urges to become a serial killer!
  6. notebookgirl

    notebookgirl Well-Known Member

    Ugh, I am the media, but I disagree with putting this sort of thing in the article. I think it's to satisfy the reasons why or provide some insight into the kid likes. However, I agree, just because you read SK, Poe, and listen to rock music, doesn't make you evil. No one talks about mental health, which has been the case in many of these tragedies. Luckily, this one didn't turn into one.

    On another note, it's a poorly written story. Story says, If it's an indicator, he's prone to "dark side" Journalism 101 is never assume anything, question everything, and be neutral, back up your statement with facts.
    Rookie move to sensationalize the story.
  7. The Nameless

    The Nameless M-O-O-N - That spells Nameless

    Oh no, not this again. I'm surprised actually, I thought most people who read Poe would consider King to be too "low brow" for them.

    I remember seeing a documentary on stuff like this, it touched on Maralyn Manson's comments on the Columbine shooters - someone asked what he would have said to them, he replied "nothing, I'd have listened to them instead"

    That said, I was moody heavy metal fan as a teenager and I never wanted to kill anyone, even people I hated.
  8. kingzeppelin

    kingzeppelin Member who probably should be COMMITTED!

    Although the news article did mention John LaDue's taste in music, film and literature it also said....

    If his Facebook page is any indicator, LaDue is partial to the dark side, and he "likes" assault rifles: the AK-101, Heckler & Koch SL8 and Steyr TMP.

    and went on...
    The teen idolized and studied the shooters responsible for the 1999 massacre at Columbine High School in Colorado, according to a statement of probable cause. He allegedly told police that he wanted to carry out his attack on April 20, the anniversary of the massacre, but that April 20 this year was Easter and school was not in session.

    So to be fair this news report did not, in my opinion, blame his planned "crazy behaviour" solely on his choice of listening, reading or viewing material.
    However, if the "establishment" did come to believe that premise, (that minds can be warped by the material we read ), then SKMB members would be in big trouble.
    We'd all be rounded up, and "committed", to protect the public from our possible atrocities !;)
  9. HMW

    HMW Well-Known Member

    Exactly. But we (well, obviously not ”we” - rather ”they”) all want an easy explanation and someone to blame. Be it Marilyn Manson or Stephen King.

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...usually tartar starts as a result of not brushing & flossing enough...so there is OoO's problem: poor dental hygiene...
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  11. FlakeNoir

    FlakeNoir Original Kiwi© SKMB® Moderator

    Yep, that sounds a bit more charitable than what I was thinking, so lets go with this... :D
    cat in a bag, Neesy, Sundrop and 5 others like this.
  12. Walter Oobleck

    Walter Oobleck keeps coming back...or going, and going, and going

    Wait now...what's happening? Is Stephen King being blamed for people not flossing?
    cat in a bag, Neesy, Sundrop and 6 others like this.

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...yessir, and that embarrassing feminine odor....
  14. blunthead

    blunthead Well-Known Member

    I know what you mean. I've never liked true crime stories yet I've always been a serial killer.
  15. blunthead

    blunthead Well-Known Member

    The underlined is precisely why for "journalists" to betray the public trust by ignoring ethical boundaries is imho criminal itself or should be.
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  16. blunthead

    blunthead Well-Known Member

    And for me peeing my pants. No, really.
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  17. blunthead

    blunthead Well-Known Member

    Tartar starts when autocorrect misinterprets what you've actually typed when you meant to type "avatar".
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  18. VultureLvr45

    VultureLvr45 Well-Known Member

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  19. SharonC

    SharonC Eternal Members

    LOL. I would think more of a "cereal" killer in your case. This is meant for Blunthead by the way.
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  20. Liselle

    Liselle Well-Known Member

    All I can say is if anything happens to anyone in my family I am the one person they are going to be looking at. Since I have lots of horror books, books on serial killers, true crime DVDs and I regularly read historic or serial killers I have not heard of on the website tru-crime. Goodness knows the police will have a field day with all that stuff. But I will also say that if you are a person whose mind is out of kilter then this stuff can have an effect on you, not saying it justifies anything but there is the odd occasion when it will have played a part.

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