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Slenderman

I guess this recent Stabbing in Wisconsin will mean there is going to be a load more shit about the dangers of the internet and how it is ruining minors today. I am outraged by this event and I guess you just have to know where to draw the line between fiction and reality. I actually wrote an article in my english exam yesterday on the matter of social networking sites being banned. I disagreed, why should these sites be banned just because a few people misuse them? It is not fair on everyone else and it is not fair that because of this even people will probably belive all who like creepypasta’s, such as myself are psycho, or that ceepypasta causes that. IT DOESN’T!

It’s not even like it’s anywhere on the creepy pasta Wiki that he has this mansion or that he has ever told anyone to kill someone else.

These girls quite probably have some form of psychoisis, and whether the internet had anything to do with that or not, I don’t know. What I do know is some people have genetic predisposisions to mental illnesses and some do not. It does not mean they all get a mental illness or kill because of it.

And back onto the topic of the internet. I am a very heavy internet user. At the moment I am working on writing my criminal minds fanfiction. And I’m sure alarm bells are probably ringing. Yes I admit I used to roleplay and get lost in a fantasy world but I knew when to draw that line. 

I would never kill over some fantasy world, I may get angry and be all like “Oh I’m going to kill her.” But I never mean it. I could never pick up a knife and stab someone once, let alone 19 times! I could never shoot or strangle someone. I just hope people realise that not everyone who reads creepy pastas and likes slendy, Jeff, Sonic.exe and all the rest of the creepy pasta’s are psycho. And that just because of this isolated incident things like this don’t get banned, because it is something many of us enjoy in a safe way. 

I wouldn’t kill for Jeff the killer, Somnic.exe, Slenderman or Ben drowned. (They are my fav creepy pasta’s) And I know many other people who wouldn’t also. It is just something we enjoy, just like other people are fans of other things. But just because we watch videos for these characters, we draw these characters and write fanfiction for these characters id doesn’t mean we would kill for them. Or kill because of them.

Same with roleplay, just because people roleplay as Jeff the Killer, Roleplay as slenderman, roleplay as Ben Drowned, it doens’t mean we belive we are them or they want us to kill someone for them. And we definatly would never do it.

Anyway that’s all I have to say. I’m just angry I guess. I hope this incident doesn’t ruin it for everyone as it would not be fair on the majority of us who enjoy it in a safe way.

ARTICLE ON THE STABBING http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-27684258

SLENDERMAN: http://creepypasta.wikia.com/wiki/The_Slender_Man

 

 

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  1. The issue isn’t about “fair” and “not fair”. It’s about knowing what inputs contribute to what behaviors and weighing weather the good of a particular recreation (for both the inddividual and society) outweighs the bad. Certainly violent horror stories do not cause the majority of people to engage in violent acts. But we know from years of research that violence does at the least desensitize most people (for good, perhaps, in times of war) and does cause a much smaller number to act out with violence. So the question is, how many people is it OK to lose or injure to maintain a given form of recreation? A related question is whether the given recreational activity is genuinely offering benefits that can’t be found in an alternative.

    For instance, many gain pleasure from wild game hunting. Yet we have decided that the harm done by hunting endangered species is not worth continuing this particular recreation. Perhaps more relevant, many kids when I was young enjoyed smoking, and a special smoking area was set up at the public schools for this activity. Again, we have decided that other recreational activities are healthier.

    So where do we stand here? Clearly many people, including young people, enjoy reading horror. But what exactly are the benefits, not in comparison to sitting in a corner facing a wall, but in comparison to the other recreational activities one could be enjoying. Once these have been listed you have to estimate how many people are injured or killed in events that would not have happened without these stories. Do the benefits outweigh theharms? It’s a complex question, but it really is the only relevent question.

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