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Posted on 2008.05.29 at 14:45
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In the Land of Shadows there once lived a troubled prince who's name was known only to those who had dared make the journey into that most despicable of depths, and there was only one reason anyone would traverse that foreboding land to the East, as even visitors and newcomers to the area would give it a wide berth. And in that sole reason laid forth the dilemma most faced when choosing their path - for the law of the land which had been forever agreed upon as far back as any could remember was binding. Those who had willfully committed murder could choose to be hanged by the neck until dead, or bring the troubled prince back to his throne to rightfully rule over all visible land, which was amassed from the range of snow-tipped mountains to the South, forming a natural border (though there were few nomadic tribes who made their home there, refusing to swear allegiance to one faction or the other) and the mighty Sea of Dreams, which stretched across the rest of the known world as their border to the North. The person who successfully restored the once untroubled prince to his throne would be pardoned from their sin. To date, this has never happened, and of all who have begun the journey, only one has returned, and this is her story:

"That guy's a real cuntface."






Effective immediately, all comments on this journal will be screened because schpydurx has blackmailed melancthe and I with the threat of posting her personal information on the internet if she comments on my journal or if I defriend him because of his cowardly blackmailing ways. In allowing her to comment screened, I do not invalidate the terms of his demands (Paragraph 6, Sentence 2, Part 4 [I don't EVER want to see you here again.] Italics mine).

I implore you all to stop by his site and tell him to "fuck off" until such a time he rescinds his threat, or attempts to further modify to the terms of his threat to prevent this message from being displayed, at which point enough evidence will have been gathered to have him banned from livejournal forever.

I apologize for the inconvenience, and with your support the pure, unadulterated asininity of his behavior will be short lived.

I will post this text in my every post until this situation is resolved.

Thank you,

Eric

Comments:


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ehowton
ehowton at 2008-05-29 20:07 (UTC) (Link)
Being the eternal optimist I am does has its drawbacks - because I feel like Luke Skywalker: There's still good in him, I feel it. Though I understand your wanting him to die in a fire, enduring much pain as possible in the process, rather than first suffocating.

I wish there were another way, but I've tried LOGIC and REASON, both of which he's immediately dismissed. He feels he hasn't made any choices, rather, his had was forced (possibly by a deity) ergo, none of this is really his fault. That being said, he honestly wonders what all the hubub is about, considering we keep bringing up stuff which has happened in the past.

He takes no responsibility whatsoever for his actions and feels he is being innocently persecuted.


hiro_antagonist at 2008-05-29 21:16 (UTC) (Link)
What's all this LJ-llama-drama about? Reading this post just makes things more confused. I've gathered there's three people, but past that?
ehowton
ehowton at 2008-05-29 21:29 (UTC) (Link)
A long time friend of mine has suffered a complete break from reality and we're doing all we can to get him the help he needs.

Unfortunately this necessitated certain security procedures be initiated effective immediately to prevent harm he may attempt to others, or himself.

I feel confident we'll get this llama-drama swept under the rug rather quickly so we can all go back to our lives, enjoying regularly scheduled programming.
hiro_antagonist at 2008-05-29 21:35 (UTC) (Link)
Do you mean literally, or is just being an asshat in some way?
ehowton
ehowton at 2008-05-29 21:50 (UTC) (Link)
Honestly? I think the jury is still out. Yes, he's acting like an asshole, but I cannot believe that people like this *actually* walk among us, and to go to the extent he did, after knowing him for as long as I have (he's been in our house, interacted with my children) I'm unsure he's not had some sort of episode.

I know some people who work closely with him, and I'm trying to engage them on whether or not they feel an intervention of some sort is required.

They're having a hard time determining this because he's stopped communicating with them - which in my mind is a red flag! Do I *really* think he's gone completely mental? That's very hard to answer right now.
hiro_antagonist at 2008-05-29 21:59 (UTC) (Link)
But what is he doing that would necessitate such drastic action? Threatening to kill himself or others?
ehowton
ehowton at 2008-05-29 22:10 (UTC) (Link)
No sir. He's being very threatening though. He hasn't been this bad in several months. Its almost cyclic with him, only its worse this time.

I've talked to him several times today, and he hears clearly the words I speak, and can repeat them back to me, but has no comprehension of them whatsoever.
hiro_antagonist at 2008-05-29 22:30 (UTC) (Link)
Well, everyone has problems every now and then. If no one's about to die, it's probably not that bad.
ehowton
ehowton at 2008-05-29 22:49 (UTC) (Link)
I appreciate your participation and will likely follow your advice directly, as I have no experience where this is concerned.

Thank you.
hiro_antagonist at 2008-05-29 23:02 (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, if he's having a bad day or a bad week, cut him some slack. If he behaves like an asshat for weeks or months on end, perhaps it's time to reconsider the friendship.
ehowton
ehowton at 2008-05-29 23:26 (UTC) (Link)
Perhaps it is. He's pulled this shit before, and my wife mentioned to me, "Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me" and has since forbidden me to take his calls.
hiro_antagonist at 2008-05-29 23:29 (UTC) (Link)
Well, if it's 'behaves like an asshat for 5 days out of the month, then is shockingly normal', well, I'd make a joke, but...
Joshua Gizelt
swashbuckler332 at 2008-05-29 23:38 (UTC) (Link)
A wise woman. But we knew that already.
hiro_antagonist at 2008-05-29 23:04 (UTC) (Link)
Oh, and what's this 'personal information' he's threatening to post? I mean, people only have as much power over you as you give them. If I were her, I'd be like 'post away bitch, lol'.
David Alexander McDonald (Steven E. McDonald)
wyldemusick at 2008-05-30 01:20 (UTC) (Link)
"Almost cyclic" you say? There's an apparent periodicity to this? If so, and mixing it with the grandiosity (evident in what he posted by way of the blackmail threat), my guess is that he's Bipolar II, possibly comorbid with some form of paranoia.

Not a good condition to be in, undiagnosed and untreated, as it can go from simple manic breaks to psychotic breaks, and that's a lot harder to come back from. The indication that he's disconnecting -- the comprehension issue -- suggests that's happened.

(Here because of the good Miz M, in case you were wondering rather than assuming.)
ehowton
ehowton at 2008-05-30 02:29 (UTC) (Link)
Yes sir, I've seen you around and thank you for commenting. I think you're right about the bipolar, and I know for a fact he's not being treated. I beseech him to seek help, but at his age (20-something), well, he knows just about everything there is to know.

May I unscreen your comment - let others read the logic behind your advice?

Thanks again!
Me
photogoot at 2008-05-30 11:38 (UTC) (Link)
I am one who does not believe suicide is always a bad thing. Is that wrong of me? As long as he does not take anyone with him it seems like it is a win win.
Me
photogoot at 2008-05-30 11:33 (UTC) (Link)
Oh really he believes GOD has a hand in his actions.... OK really, lock up the children, bolt the doors and change all your numbers.

Hey dude your friend picker is broken. Lets get that worked on. There is no good or any thing remotely worthy of redemption in that man. He is socially retarded at best. A psychotic at worst. Yes there is a range of options in between those two points, none of them desirable, none of them worth risking being near by him when he goes postal in the real world.
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ehowton
ehowton at 2008-05-29 22:19 (UTC) (Link)
He does seem to have crossed that threshold, yes ma'am. A wonder for someone so young to be so troubled.
galinda822 at 2008-05-29 22:42 (UTC) (Link)
Marvelously told story. And I absolutely LOVE the last line!

You have my total understanding and backing. It is indeed unfortunate but what has to be done has to be done.
ehowton
ehowton at 2008-05-29 23:38 (UTC) (Link)
Thanks! I feel waves of sorrow for not only what he's done to our friendship, but why. He told me it was coming, but I didn't believe him. Now my wife is taking that decision out of my hands.
galinda822 at 2008-05-30 03:46 (UTC) (Link)
I wouldn't feel sorrow for what he's done to your "supposed" friendship. By his actions it appears it didn't mean as much to him as it did to you. You've given him more than enough "understanding" concerning his behavior than he deserved IMHO!
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