Hostile takeover at BME?
October 5, 2007 11:47 AM   Subscribe

"Last night false charges were filed against me and I just got out of prison, upon which I discovered that I had been locked out of administrative sections of all the servers as well as being totally locked out of BME." (Google cache, copy available here) Shannon Larratt, founder of the Body Modification E-Zine has seemingly been the victim of a hostile takeover.

The original Modblog post was deleted, along with the following post full of supportive comments and a response from Larratt's estraged wife Rachel (comment #88, sorry, no non cache link). The most recent update to the site is a post apologizing for a recent outage, which happened the same time all of this went down.

Larratt is currently carrying on his modblogging and interviews at a new site bodytwo.com
posted by yellowbinder (64 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

 
It sounds like there are a few holes in his story.
posted by yhbc at 11:51 AM on October 5, 2007 [9 favorites]


A NSFW on the 'following post' link would have been appreciated.
posted by trueluk at 11:53 AM on October 5, 2007


Isn't that glider?
posted by 517 at 11:53 AM on October 5, 2007


Ah, it's an ex getting revenge, right? Anyway, Larratt has an account here, so maybe he'll comment further.
posted by krinklyfig at 11:53 AM on October 5, 2007


Encyclopedia Dramatica (NSFW) seems like the place to find out more.
posted by anthill at 11:54 AM on October 5, 2007


Ah -- brings to mind the previous MeFi thread -- Heather and Derek are suddenly out of JPG Magazine.
posted by ericb at 11:55 AM on October 5, 2007


WHOLE DAMN BME SITE NSFW OK?

The Livejournal RSS aggregator has copies of all the posts:
* Betrayal
* This is Jon posting as Shannon
* Thank you for your patience. (mysterious problems with BME subsite, and there have been no more updates since)

Were Rachel and Shannon actually estranged or just divorced? It's pretty touch to run a company together when you have a restraining order.

Shannon is indeed glider on MeFi, by the way.
posted by mkb at 11:57 AM on October 5, 2007


Eep, sorry for the lack of NSFW. First time poster, knew I forgot something!
posted by yellowbinder at 11:57 AM on October 5, 2007


At which point the injured party contacted the authorities, access was restored and once again peace encompassed the internet.
posted by DU at 11:58 AM on October 5, 2007


My guess is he means he just got out of jail, where he ostensibly was held overnight. Not to suggest that this person, who I do not know and never heard of before, has an overdeveloped sense of the dramatic, but jai is not prison and vice-versa. One does not get held in "prison" on false charges overnight.

With large caveats for "enemy combatants" et al. who certainly may be held on "false charges" but in those cases, rarely for short periods of time.
posted by beelzbubba at 12:02 PM on October 5, 2007


Maybe "Rachel and John" don't like Confederate apologists.
posted by Pope Guilty at 12:05 PM on October 5, 2007


Sorry, link didn't work.

Maybe "Rachel and John" don't like Confederate apologists.
posted by Pope Guilty at 12:08 PM on October 5, 2007


Who is John? And how is he involved in this crazy story?
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 12:10 PM on October 5, 2007 [1 favorite]


Why am I not surprised that a confederate apologist who thinks mutilation is hip and edgy would bleat about "false charges" and call a night in jail "prison".
posted by 2sheets at 12:12 PM on October 5, 2007


Ah, as always, LiveJournal commenters get to the heart of the matter:

mkb_technologie
2007-09-28 02:17 am
what the fuck is going on?

fungifruit
2007-09-28 04:33 am
no idea, but this post is deleted on the actual site now.

phrawzty
2007-09-28 07:42 am
There are a lot of rumours about Shannon's wife, as well as the BME sysadmin, taking over the site and locking Shannon out. Then there were some counter-rumours that Shannon assaulted his wife, and spent a night in prison, or some such.

At this time, nobody really knows anything.

posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 12:18 PM on October 5, 2007 [1 favorite]


beelzbubba writes "With large caveats for 'enemy combatants' et al. who certainly may be held on 'false charges' but in those cases, rarely for short periods of time."

OK, moving on ...
posted by krinklyfig at 12:19 PM on October 5, 2007


Is this something I'd have to
posted by thirteenkiller at 12:25 PM on October 5, 2007 [1 favorite]


phrawzty is a friend of mine. I'm sort of surprised he's following this closely, but he always was the curious type.
posted by utsutsu at 12:27 PM on October 5, 2007


Most people don't know the difference between jail and prison. Maybe he has a flair for the dramatic, maybe he doesn't have a flair for the dictionary.
posted by substrate at 12:31 PM on October 5, 2007


I'm sorry, am I supposed to give a shit?
Because if I am, I'm going to start trying muster outrage.

It will take a while.
posted by c13 at 12:46 PM on October 5, 2007


My wife locked me out of the house once, but it was resolved before I could blog about it.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 12:48 PM on October 5, 2007 [14 favorites]


Is this something I'd have to

You know who else
posted by Dr-Baa at 12:54 PM on October 5, 2007 [2 favorites]


You know who else

Metafilter :
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 1:02 PM on October 5, 2007 [6 favorites]


Yes, I wasn't actually expecting anyone on LJ to give me that useless an answer.
posted by mkb at 1:04 PM on October 5, 2007


Metafilter :

... (lol)
posted by spikeleemajortomdickandharryconnickjrmints at 1:11 PM on October 5, 2007


Dear god, Pope Guilty... reading the Confederacy thread again and glider's comments.... just... Jesus.
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 1:14 PM on October 5, 2007


Pope Guilty writes "Maybe 'Rachel and John' don't like Confederate apologists."

Better be careful what you say here. Someone may try to hold completely unrelated offhand comments against you for personal matters in perpetuity.
posted by krinklyfig at 1:27 PM on October 5, 2007


I locked myself out of my own site once, but nobody cried for me!
posted by davejay at 1:34 PM on October 5, 2007


glider posted 72 comments in that thread. That seems ... excessive.
posted by monju_bosatsu at 1:38 PM on October 5, 2007


You know, I hope everything ends well for everybody and all, but I'm not seeing what makes this a subject of general interest.
posted by kittens for breakfast at 1:42 PM on October 5, 2007


Being able to get a few jokes out of a domestic disturbance?
posted by yhbc at 1:53 PM on October 5, 2007


We have
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 at 1:54 PM on October 5, 2007 [1 favorite]


Metafilter:

mmmm,
posted by mrgrimm at 1:55 PM on October 5, 2007


Is this something I need to have my genitalia pierced and my earlobes attached to my chin and several tribal facial tattoos to care about?
posted by fandango_matt at 2:10 PM on October 5, 2007 [3 favorites]


This will
posted by Dr-Baa at 2:26 PM on October 5, 2007


Maybe "Rachel and John" don't like Confederate apologists.

Jesus Christ, that was alarming. What a piece of garbage.
posted by puke & cry at 2:42 PM on October 5, 2007


I locked myself out of my own site once, but nobody cried for me!

Yes but did you have yourself imprisoned under false charges? I think that may be key.
posted by doctor_negative at 2:45 PM on October 5, 2007


I locked myself out of my own site once, but nobody cried for me

... Argentina!

Reading the BME stuff is kind of like reading about Britney and her child custody battles -- the drama is compelling, but it is really sad that these intensely private matters somehow end up being played out on the public stage. Sure, it might be the fault of the people involved, and sometimes they want the attention, but it is still sad when so much dirty linen is exposed.
posted by Forktine at 3:05 PM on October 5, 2007


Reading about body modification always leaves me sitting on the edge of my teat.
posted by Astro Zombie at 3:15 PM on October 5, 2007 [1 favorite]


Better be careful what you say here. Someone may try to hold completely unrelated offhand comments against you for personal matters in perpetuity.

Offhand comments? Offhand comments? That douche spent an entire thread defending that nonsense.
posted by Pope Guilty at 3:25 PM on October 5, 2007


Is this something I need to have my genitalia pierced and my earlobes attached to my chin and several tribal facial tattoos to care about?

I never understood the whole concept of "tribal" tattoos. Which tribe, precisely?
posted by Pope Guilty at 3:26 PM on October 5, 2007 [2 favorites]


You mean you actually understand the rest?
posted by c13 at 3:42 PM on October 5, 2007


I for one
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 at 3:46 PM on October 5, 2007


Excuse me while I pierce my oh wait I don't care.
posted by blacklite at 3:58 PM on October 5, 2007


Who is John? And how is he involved in this crazy story?

Apparently, according to the BMEzine staff page, his name is Jonathon and he's an 'old friend' of Rachel's. They have matching tattoos.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 4:13 PM on October 5, 2007


Maybe "Rachel and John" don't like Confederate apologists.

And Canadian Confederate apologists are the worst of the lot.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 4:28 PM on October 5, 2007


posted by Pope Guilty I never understood the whole concept of "tribal" tattoos. Which tribe, precisely?

The ancient tribe of Morehipthanyou.
posted by fandango_matt at 5:15 PM on October 5, 2007 [1 favorite]


This will

Surely
posted by Brak at 5:32 PM on October 5, 2007


[NOT
posted by Uther Bentrazor at 5:53 PM on October 5, 2007


Pope Guilty writes "Offhand comments? Offhand comments? That douche spent an entire thread defending that nonsense."

What does that have to do with this thread?
posted by krinklyfig at 6:19 PM on October 5, 2007


W.T.
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 6:35 PM on October 5, 2007


I locked myself out of my own site once, but nobody cried for me

... Argentina!


No, no, it's : [madonna voice] ArrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrGENnnnnnTIIIIIIIIIIIIIIINNAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!! [/madonna voice]

Wait. I'm doing it
posted by Avenger at 8:12 PM on October 5, 2007


PeterMcDermott writes "And Canadian Confederate apologists are the worst of the lot"

He named his kid "Nefarious Freedom". She's only four but otherwise I'd suspect her of being the brains behind the plot to get him arrested.
posted by Mitheral at 8:37 PM on October 5, 2007 [2 favorites]


GYO
posted by Ynoxas at 1:10 AM on October 6, 2007


Flagging and
posted by oaf at 5:07 AM on October 6, 2007


I HAVE A
posted by Smart Dalek at 5:51 AM on October 6, 2007


[this is
posted by MegoSteve at 5:53 AM on October 6, 2007


HI I'M ON METAFILTER AND I COULD
posted by grouse at 6:50 AM on October 6, 2007


Well, I for one like glider, because he's always the crazy motherfucker who comes into a thread and defends a guy's right to rip off his testicles and wear them in his eye sockets. You gotta love that.
posted by fungible at 7:34 AM on October 6, 2007 [2 favorites]


At this time, nobody really knows anything.

more like: at no time have any of them known anything.
posted by quonsar at 8:04 AM on October 6, 2007 [2 favorites]


Wait... You guys are just now on this? A custody-case involving a website (and an associated community easily as big as MeFi)? That happened over a week ago?
posted by ilsa at 10:37 AM on October 6, 2007


Feel free to enlighten us, ilsa.
posted by puke & cry at 12:56 PM on October 6, 2007


Yes, ilsa, do tell - I'm all
posted by luriete at 12:04 AM on October 7, 2007


I HAVE A

i can has
posted by oaf at 10:39 AM on October 8, 2007


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