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 -
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 -
Is it possible that Kaycee did not exist?
This is a really delicate thing here. Please be really thoughtful about this. I promise I am not trying to stir the shit without cause.
There are some people who are wondering whether Kaycee was a real 19-year-old leukemia patient, and whether things actually occurred the way they've been reported online. More inside, friends.
posted by acridrabbit
on May 18, 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 -