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May 29, 2004 6:28 AM   Subscribe

Dial-Up For Murder.
So, you're a typical geeky teenage boy with serious angst and a death wish. How do you commit the fatal deed? Obvious! Groom an older boy by writing 50,000 lines of fantasy, inventing 8 characters, including a female spy offering sex, meet up to buy a blade, and voila! - redefine murder plots for us all.
Wierdest.Web.Story.Evah?
posted by dash_slot- (15 comments total)

 
Worst. Spelling of 'ever'. Ever.
posted by Space Coyote at 6:48 AM on May 29, 2004


I guess the only thing that still concerns me here is if the younger lad - the fantasist - was feeling suicidal due to his difficulty in accepting his gayness.

Otherwise, this one has 'tv movie' written all over it.

I mean, all ovah it. (",)
posted by dash_slot- at 6:49 AM on May 29, 2004


wow. maybe this boy b is just brimming over with what tv producers are looking for: youthful creativity.

I mean, wow.
It's SO high school.
posted by Busithoth at 8:08 AM on May 29, 2004


wansn't this a movie of the week?
posted by clavdivs at 8:59 AM on May 29, 2004


Come on, Clavdivs -- this actually happened, which makes it much, much more compelling (and, you know, twisted and tragic, but that's nothing new). This is a good story.
posted by Tlogmer at 9:06 AM on May 29, 2004


Does anybody else get the howling fantods from the word "chatrooms"? What is that anyway, something on AOL?
posted by signal at 9:09 AM on May 29, 2004


compelling? Hmmm. In my county we have 10 year olds trading guns and robbing another at recess. The mayor has no power because the state runs the city and another large city mayor had a heart attack after trying to defend her slumlord behavior at city council. oh did i mention the murder rate the poverty rate the drug abuse rate. yeah, lots of compelling stories out there.
posted by clavdivs at 9:19 AM on May 29, 2004


This is quote an interesting story. Not much coverage was given to the 16-year old who stabbed him. How many 16-year olds do you know who think they're being recruited by MI6 to stab 14-year old nerds who are dying of cancer?
posted by xpermanentx at 11:53 AM on May 29, 2004


ripper?
posted by Steve_at_Linnwood at 12:03 PM on May 29, 2004


Boy A, a 15-year-old, stabbed Boy B twice, but he did not die, Manchester Crown Court heard. Boy A admitted attempted murder and Boy B has admitted incitement to murder.

Boy B also admitted perverting the course of justice. Boy A, who is now 17, was served with a two-year supervision order and is allowed no contact with Boy B. Boy B, who is now 15, received a three-year supervision order and is banned from using the internet.


Jesus christ that article reads like one long, hellish SAT question.
posted by crank at 12:11 PM on May 29, 2004


Boy A and Boy B leave different cities heading toward each other at different speeds. When and where does Boy B's caboose enter the Spy C tunnel?
posted by taz at 1:27 PM on May 29, 2004


compelling? Hmmm. In my county we have 10 year olds trading guns and robbing another at recess. The mayor has no power because the state runs the city and another large city mayor had a heart attack after trying to defend her slumlord behavior at city council. oh did i mention the murder rate the poverty rate the drug abuse rate. yeah, lots of compelling stories out there.

Actually, this is interesting in the sense that shows the edges of human behavior and how especially now that the internet is around, particularly "compatible" sets of people can do things never thought possible etc. blah blah, whereas what you've related (in thin detail, granted) is just bad. The extremeness of the occurance or whatnot, by body count etc. doesn't always decide whether it's "news"worthy.
posted by abcde at 11:48 PM on May 29, 2004


I'm sure I read about this on his livejournal.
posted by knapah at 3:00 AM on May 30, 2004


Wow, signal- I haven't ever heard anyone but me (and I stole it from Faulkner) use the word 'fantods' before.
posted by small_ruminant at 4:15 PM on May 30, 2004


I stole it from Wallace, but I'm guessing he got it from Faulkner.
posted by signal at 8:26 AM on May 31, 2004


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