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Nov. 20th, 2007

moody goth


The Megan Meier suicide controversy concerns the suicide of Megan Meier (6 November 1992 – 17 October 2006), who was an American teenager from Dardenne Prairie, Missouri.

Meier's suicide has been attributed to cyber-bullying through an account on the social networking website Myspace. The account, purportedly belonging to a 16-year old boy named Josh Evans, was created and monitored by the mother of a friend of Meier's,[1] who a police report identified as Lori Drew.[2] The case has caused several jurisdictions to consider legislation prohibiting harassment over the internet.[3]


Meier was active in several activities, including swimming, boating, and fishing. She had been diagnosed with attention deficit disorder and depression, and considered herself overweight.[1] Meier had been under a therapist's care as a result of suicidal thoughts. She was described as being a "bubbly, goofy" girl who enjoyed spending time with her friends and parents.[4]


Soon after opening an account on Myspace, Meier received a message from a boy named "Josh Evans." "Evans" said he was 16 years old and Meier thought he was attractive.[5] Meier began to exchange messages with Evans, and was described by family as having had her "spirits lifted".[1] He claimed that he had just moved to the nearby town of O'Fallon, was homeschooled, and did not yet have a phone number.[4]

On October 16, 2006, the tone of "Evans"s messages changed, culminating in a message sent to Megan that ended with "The world would be a better place without you."[1] Meier was found twenty minutes later, hanging by the neck in a closet. Despite attempts to revive her,[6] she was pronounced dead the following day.[1]

Six weeks after her death, Megan Meier's parents were informed that the mother of one of their daughter's friends - with whom Megan had had a falling out - had created the "Josh Evans" account.[1] The parent, Lori Drew, who created the account was quoted at length in a police report soon after the Meiers' discovery of her role in their daughter's death. The parent admitted that she and her daughter had the password to the account, and characterized the hoax to a reporter as a "joke", though she claimed to police that the account was aimed at "gaining Megan's confidence and finding out what Megan felt about her daughter and other people".[1] No criminal charges have been filed in relation to the hoax.[5]

According to Megan's parents, the parent who created the MySpace account recently told the Meiers to "Give it a rest." whenever they have discussed the matter with her.[7] The parent's name has been excluded from most news stories, but her name was disclosed on many blogs and by CNN when they included a copy of the police report on their broadcast of this story.[7]

Reaction to news story

Megan's story was first reported in the St. Louis Suburban Journal.[1] When the story first appeared, reader comments focused on Lori and Curt Drew who had posed as Josh. Later, the focus was on the St. Louis Suburban Journal's decision not to print the name of the Drews who were responsible for the hoax. The reporter stated in an interview that the names were withheld out of concern for the minor child of the hoaxer.[8] Within days, the identity of the perpetrator, Lori Drew, was revealed by angry bloggers.[9] The Drews were targeted with vandalism, prank phone calls, paintball attacks and a "prank" call to the local police which led to "as many as 15 deputies [drawing] weapons and [charging] the home of Lori and Curt Drew," the people identified as the hoaxers.[2] Due to the vehement public reaction, police added additional patrols to the neighborhood, and the Drews have installed a security camera.[10]


1. ^ a b c d e f g h Steve Pokin. "'My Space' hoax ends with suicide of Dardenne Prairie teen", St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 2007-11-11. Retrieved on 2007-11-16.
2. ^ a b David Hunn and Joel Currier. "Law lags as taunts ruin lives", St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 2007-11-19. Retrieved on 2007-11-19.
3. ^ Steve Pokin. "FOLLOW UP: Dardenne Prairie officials plan to make cyberspace harassment a crime", St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 2007-11-15. Retrieved on 2007-11-16.
4. ^ a b "Parents say fake online 'friend' led to girl's suicide", Cable News Network, 2007-11-17. Retrieved on 2007-11-17.
5. ^ a b Teresa Woodard. "Prosecutor to Review MySpace Suicide", Fox 2 News, St. Louis. Retrieved on 2007-11-16.
6. ^ Teresa Woodard. "Desperate Fight To Save Internet Suicide Victim", Fox 2 News, St. Louis. Retrieved on 2007-11-17.
7. ^ a b "Deadly Cyberbullying", CNN Video, 2007-11-17. Retrieved on 2007-11-17.
8. ^ Who Deserves Anonymity?. Gelf Magazine (2007-11-16). Retrieved on 2007-11-17.
9. ^ Woman linked to teen girl's suicide 'outed'. news.com.au (2007-11-19). Retrieved on 2007-11-19.
10. ^ "Net hoax turns deadly, turns town against neighbors", Chicago Tribune. Retrieved on 2007-11-17.

Retrieved from "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Megan_Meier_suicide_controversy" - published under the GFDL license.

It's a damn good job I don't live in the USA sometimes. I'd probably be in jail right now after shooting this abomination in the shape of a human.

Lori Drew - you deserve nothing less than a lifetime of agony for this sickening act of sheer unadulterated evil.  I'll be happy when Karma catches up to you and destroys you like you destroyed her.

***EDIT*** - Anon commenter - If I'd wanted to include that info, I would've done so. It's widely available elsewhere and the advertising businesses didn't know about this until very recently - they are innocent.

Nov. 14th, 2007

moody goth

Image Meme

The rules:
1) Answer questions and type into google image search
2) Post your favorite picture from the first results page.

Stolen from various

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Oct. 19th, 2007

moody goth



What does everyone think about the height of a potential boyfriend or girlfriend? Personally it makes no odds to me - you could be 5 foot nothing or 6 foot plus and I couldn't give a stuff - if I like & fancy you then it's irrelevant

However various people have said they couldn't date a guy shorter than themselves, or a woman taller.

Is it some kind of standard gender role thing going on? The man has to appear able to protect? The woman likes to feel he could be protective? What happens with LGBT relationships? Can you only date people exactly your height?

Anyone have an opinion?
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Oct. 17th, 2007

moody goth

F.A.T.A.L. RPG Review Link

You know, next time you laugh at a roleplayer for being a nerd you might want to think about the real blights on society. Like the authors of the F.A.T.A.L. (FANTASY ADVENTURE TO ADULT LECHERY) - a self published RPG system that includes such niceties as :-

A magic item called "35. Jewy Jewbacca, of: Whosoever dons this armor will acquire a nose twice the size and a manhood half the size. Further, the wearer will become extremely greedy and fight to the death for one silver piece. Finally, the wearer acquires 2 inches of hair all over their body, resulting in halving their Facial Charisma and Bodily Attractiveness. While hairy, the wearer must bathe every 1d6 hours or or smell foul. The armor may be removed at any time and the wearer will return to normal."

A formula for working out if your character can get "'retard strength'. Check the formula out for determining this: (71 - retard Intelligence) x 3 = (% chance of Retard Strength)."

It includes rules on how far you have to stretch someones anus before it ruptures and "And there's rules for rape. Actual dice rolling to see if you can rape a woman."

And a spell called "Have her Cadaver" - "Have Her Cadaver": You can rape a corpse, but it'll feel like a real woman. Why do I have the feeling that this spell was created out of a real-life need on the part of the author?"

Compared to the authors of this trash, the AD&D geek is a shining beacon of all that is good in humanity.

Read the full review at http://atrocities.primaryerror.net/fatal.html
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Oct. 15th, 2007

moody goth

Which way is she spinning?

See here for more information. Supposedly which way it spins depends on which hemisphere of your brain is more dominant. Since myself and one other person have seen it spin both ways under different circumstances, who's to say?
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Sep. 15th, 2007

moody goth

Phone Death

I've managed to break my mobile phone so you can't get me on that atm! Call me on my work number (02392 815413) or use my msn or email.

Also email me your mobile number if you think I might need it! Not sure how many I've got on the SIM or whether they'll transfer correctly!

I should have a new phone shortly - watch this space!


Aug. 29th, 2007

moody goth

FAO Sideshow Matt

Rail guard sacked for standing up to yob

By Aidan McGurran 21/08/2007

One trains (Getty Images) One trains (Getty Images)

The wife of have-a-go rail guard Paul Yarwood told of her despair last night as he faces ruin for standing up to Britain's yob menace.

Sacked Paul, 44, is set to lose his home as he cannot pay the mortgage and will be hauled before a court this week charged with threatening behaviour. Yet the boozy thug who rampaged through his station got off with a paltry £80 fine - despite admitting he was entirely to blame.

The fiasco has incensed law-abiding Brits fed up with being cowed by marauding louts.

Many have even backed train strikes held to demand justice for the public-spirited railman.


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His wife Maria, 41, of Brightlingsea, Essex, fumed: "Our lives have been ruined by this.

"Paul was doing his job and helping to protect passengers. It's a farce. He didn't attack the man."

The selfless dad of three, who spent 14 years in the Army, refused to stand idly by as the hooligan intimidated commuters and staff in Colchester, Essex.

The fare-dodger vaulted a ticket barrier, abused employees and further brazenly defied the law by smoking on a waiting train.

When a supervisor tried to get him to leave, he violently grabbed him, threatened to batter other staff with a broom and sneeringly told a commuter he would thump him.

Paul led passengers to safety and challenged the yob but was knocked to the ground, with the man looming over him. As Paul got up, their heads collided.

Despite Paul's bravery, bigwigs at train firm One axed him after claiming CCTV showed he headbutted the man. Police quizzed and charged him - while the hooligan merely got an £80 smoking fine.

The RMT union has held two strikes over the incident in June, supported by the public. Derek Monnery, of the Essex Rail Users' Federation passenger group, said: "Managers have to ask why the strikes were so strongly backed."

One passenger said: "It's a shabby way to treat someone doing his duty." The RMT added: "We've had many messages of support.

"One commuter said he'd never supported the union in his life but was 100 per cent behind us now."

Even the thug admitted he was at fault and backed the guard. An RMT insider said: "He returned to the station, made clear he was to blame and did not feel action should be taken against Paul."

But bosses at One defended the sacking and claimed they had addressed the union's concerns.


New trains 'too heavy for tracks'
A South Eastern train
New trains with electric doors are heavier than old slam-door trains
New trains which have been introduced on several southern England routes have experienced track problems and rail delays because of their heavier weight.

The trains have been brought in by Southern, South West Trains, and Southeastern companies.

The Office of Rail Regulation (ORR) said the heavier trains were "causing a different sort of wear to the track".

Network Rail has blamed more track faults in part on "heavier trains with stiffer suspension".

Too many trains are being delayed and cancelled because of infrastructure problems that are the responsibility of NR
Bill Emery, Office of Rail Regulation chief executive

The trains have been brought in over the past two years.

A spokesperson from Network Rail said: "As part of the programme to allow new trains on the railway south of the Thames, Network Rail invested £440m on the Southern Power Upgrade scheme.

"The new trains are heavier and have stiffer suspensions than their predecessors so Network Rail - along with its stakeholders - is working to deliver a maintenance regime that is appropriate to the conditions."

He said Network Rail's new role in participating in the design of future trains would ensure that new trains would be even better designed, safer and lighter.

Although the number of temporary speed restrictions due to the condition of the track had fallen by the period prior to June this year, there was no decrease in South East England.

'Recipe for confusion'

An ORR spokesperson said: "Train companies will have to work out a different maintenance regime. The heavier trains are causing a different sort of wear to the track."

In its report, the ORR said it was concerned that the delays attributed to Network Rail had increased and that it was particularly concerned about one route in particular.

ORR chief executive Bill Emery said: "We are seriously concerned about Great Western and we have met with Network Rail to make sure they are fully aware of our concerns.

He said too many trains are being delayed and cancelled because of infrastructure problems.

Gerry Doherty, of the TSSA rail union, said: "This could only happen in Britain where we have such a fragmented rail network.

"Network Rail gets the blame for delays caused by trains that are owned by the banks and leased to the private rail operating companies. It is a recipe for confusion."

When asked if the problem could have been foreseen, Michael Lee, of the ORR, said: "It was predictable only up to a point. I don't think you could call this a mistake."


Jul. 19th, 2007

moody goth

Motley Crue doing something a bit different....

do you, do you wanna bleed?
do you, do you wanna live in vain?
it's only life
she's so afraid to kiss
and so afraid to laugh
is she runnin' from her past?
it's only life
she's so afraid of love
is so afraid of hate
what's she runnin' from now??

do you, do you wanna scream?
do you, do you wanna face the strange?
do you, do you believe?
are you, are you afraid of change?

it's only life
she's so afraid of this
and so afraid to ask
she hides behind her mask
nothing's ever right
she's so afraid of pain
so afraid of blame
it's driving her insane
so insecure
there is no cure

well she's so afraid
she's so afraid of death
she's so afraid, afraid of life
the drama in her head
getting louder all the time
getting louder all the time
she's so afraid, afraid to lose
been so afraid of fame
everyday she feels the same
it's driven her insane...
it's driven her...
it's drive...

another broken pretty thing

Jul. 7th, 2007

moody goth


I started this community for fun after I decided that pantry_pics was just really lame :) and a community for posting pictures of your favourite panties/knickers would be lot more interesting and fun :)

Only for over 18s :)

Post to panty_pics if you think pantry_pics is just a mind numbingly boring idea :)

Jun. 23rd, 2007

moody goth

10 Things about me that might suprise you....

Lets start a meme...

10 Things about me that might suprise you....

1 - I love romantic comedy films (as long as there's genuine chemistry between the leads!)
2 - I'm a fan of The Corrs
3 - I used to be shy
4 - I'm not afraid of death
5 - I don't care what most people think of me
6 - I believe in reincarnation
7 - I've been a Def Leppard fan for nearly twenty years
8 - I've owned a computer for nearly twenty-five
9 - I used to play Dungeons & Dragons (until I discovered girls :) )
10 - I've never broken a bone

Post ten things about yourself that might suprise people in your own journal.

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