Imagine if Erik Harris and Dylan Klebold had each kept online diaries chronicling the pain and humiliation ticking like a time bomb inside their lives. What if they'd kept an online record of the million persistent snubs, put-downs, and insults that built up and unleashed an atrocity? What would it be like to walk the echoing and messy chambers of their minds, to revisit those scenes of teenage angst that led up to the fateful explosion of rage?
George Sodini did, a chilling and daily cataloguing of the reasons and plans he had for annihilation.
Self Help Center gives you an advanced tasting, possibly fiction, totally true, of terror.
If you've ever pondered questions like:
What is a rapist thinking when he selects a victim?
How did the Craigslist Killer create the ad that snared his victim?
What is the last thing a man writes before spraying his co-workers with hot lead out of the mouth of an AR-15?
Or, in short, what was happening inside the brains of Dylan/Erik/George before they killed?
Then, you should go and read.
But, if you can't stomach envisioning how a sort of sickness creeps into a man's soul and taunts him to do the unthinkable, you should stay away and read a pleasant mommy blog.
As far as those of you--the core Ask readers--who remember, with some degree of enthusiasm, when we directed a really crappy Indian blogger to kill his roommate to spice things up, this blog will totally be your cuppa.
What's really disturbing, and what makes for compelling reading, is that you're never really sure if Romius T is writing fiction or prose. This is truth spilled in black and white on a computer monitor, truth that plays itself out in America day in and day out.
Whether you can handle this much truth is another story, entirely.
Now, this is where I'd generally tell Romius to spruce up his rather ugly online habitat, clean up his sidebar, and choose a less generic template. But, by doing so, he might undermine the "realness" of the blog.
So, don't change. Keep writing, stay creepy, and let us know when you've finished the next American Psycho.