I have been thinking about masks
, our ancestors put on masks to become an other, to become a god, even unto this day
. Greek tragedy
began in the worship of Dionysos
, the god of wine, intoxication, and creative ecstasy
, in rituals
where worshipers often wore or worshipped masks. Indeed, the word for mask in Greek drama was persona, now commonly used to describe constructed online identities
. And so we understand ourselves
as wearing masks, whole series of masks--behind which we find only emptiness, for we can never see ourselves truly.
posted by y2karl
on Feb 24, 2005 -
conned Kaycee'd and is being sued.
"THE ACTOR opened his heart last year when a woman told him about her tragic, cancer-stricken daughter, Cindy, and he began making calls and sending gifts to the terminally-ill young woman. Before long, however, Clooney began to doubt that 'Cindy' really existed."
posted by mathowie
on Oct 2, 2003 -
Jon Carroll defends Kaycee:
His point is that most of what we get through the media, and that does include the Internet, is distant enough that we have no way of knowing whether it's real. I disagree with his conclusions--I do think it matters whether you know you're reading a fiction--but maybe he's right that if someone had to die, it's better that it was a fake person.
posted by rosvicl
on Jun 5, 2001 -
Calling all Kaycee detectives
! The antithesis of all things Kaycee has been found. "Uninhibited, straightforward and nasty," Slutblog
is the journal of one woman's battle to overcome a debilitating nymphomania.
While waiting for updates on the Kaycee situation, does anyone care to out the creator of this trash?
posted by dogmatic
on May 21, 2001 -
And so it ends.
Kaycee's blog falls somewhere in the "truth based fiction" range. "because i care about people, i was taken in. call me a fool, call me gullible." - BWG
posted by bonzo
on May 20, 2001 -
This girl is, literally, fighting for her life.
Her name is Kaycee, she's 18, and she is desperately fighting cancer. And if everyone could put down their mice, stop typing on their keyboards, close up their browsers, and think one good thought
for this girl -- and her family
-- maybe, hopefully, it would help.
Halcyon's set up a message board for her.
If you're so moved, you know what to do...
posted by metrocake
on Sep 14, 2000 -