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November 26, 2003

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zephyrin_xirdal

The "cyberspace-is-horror-meme" creeped up as an issue in the comments to a story of mine, called Wargames Reloaded as well -- although the word "meme" comes hardly over my lips, being a social/cultural anthropologist ;o)

zephyrin_xirdal

This afternoon the trial of the cannibal starts over here in Germany. Radio News talks about it every hour. And they indeed do not forget to stress the fact that he is a "computer specialist" by profession over and over. As a side note: He is not charged for 'cannibalism' as this isn't mentioned in the german penal code. Instead he is charged for murder. His advocate in turn pleads on "killing on demand". Does that count as real-life gothic, gore, or even horror in Stephen Edwin King's sense?

Anon.

I would like to read about a short bio of Mr.Armin Meiwes including his date of birth.

Curious Bloke

I wonder whether the video of the slaughter has been released on Kazaa or other such network?

plastic

ah yes, i would love to see this video.

zephyrin_xirdal

Anon. wrote: "I would like to read about a short bio of Mr.Armin Meiwes including his date of birth." In this case you and him should move to Maine: "On Monday, Maine Today reports that officials plan to put info about the states 1,200 registered sex offenders on the Internet to allow residents to easily determine if a convicted offender lives in their neighborhood. Some jurisdictions - including Portland, South Portland, Saco and Kennebec County - already post sex-offender information on the Internet. But the new site will cover *all* sex offenders registered in Maine, and will include their names, ages and birth dates, where they live, where they work or attend school, and which offense they were convicted of. Photographs will soon be posted, as well."
via mosaikum and /.

I want to know

SSHHOOWW MMEE TTHHEE VVIIDDEEOO NNNNNNNOOOOOOOWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

zephyrin_xirdal

The master of horror himself, Stephen King, says in his non-fiction exploration of horror "Danse Macabre": "The horror movie, like the sick joke, has a dirty job to do. It deliberately appeals to all that is worst in us. It is morbidity unchained, our most base instincts let free, our nastiest fantasies realized... and it all happens, fittingly enough, in the dark. For these reasons, good liberals often shy away from horror films. For myself, I like to see the most aggressive of them -- Dawn of the Dead, for instance -- as lifting a trapdoor in the civilized forebrain and throwing a basket of raw meat to the hungry alligators swimming around in that subterranean river beneath.
Why bother? Because it keeps them from getting out, man. It keeps them down there and me up here. It was Lennon and McCartney who said that all you need is love, and I would agree with that. As long as you keep the gators fed ..."
(KING 1993 [1981]: 205)

KING, STEPHEN EDWIN (*1947). 1993 [1981]. Danse Macabre, London: Warner Books. [ISBN: 0-7515-0437-8]

zephyrin_xirdal

Just after having posted the above all-time-favourite-King-quote of mine, it struck me that in a coincidental (or is it synchronical? -- as Uri Geller once pointed out to me in a phone conversation) way I wasn't too eclectic in my selection of quotes in the comments to this story, as I stayed well inside Maine (King lives in Bangor). The Maine-practice of posting personal information of sexual offenders on the Internet may -- in a psychosociological way -- well serve the morbid needs, King speaks of. Very similar to the snuff-enthusiasm popping up all over the net in consequence of the cannibal-trial. King muses about fiction, but snuff-films (if they indeed exist) and the like push it a li'l further and start to dissolve the borderline between "reality" and "fiction". Bertolt Brecht claimed that he had introduced this dissolving into theatre -- silently ignoring that conjurors do exactly the same since they appeared on earth. The aforementioned Uri Geller, the ultimate product of 'the evolution of conjurors', is ample proof for this. All this leads us way astray from cyberspace, but the Alternate Reality Games accomplish exactly the same kind of dissolution. /end of rant
*zeph starts to plan a journey to Maine*, where Stephen King has preserved for himself the heart of a little boy ... he keeps it in a jar on his desk. Maine may well be worth a journey; my last visit of the US led me to Las Vegas -- or as we insiders call it: "Vegas" -- and in consequence to some completely subjective comments tinted by european arrogance, which of course have to do with reality and illusion, too. If you aren't completely fed up with my writing by now, you can read my thoughts on Vegas ... may the gators be with you.

Allyssa Ritch

it sucks

ateny 2004

hi :)

john

hello !

great page !

Tina

Nice page. I am deeply fascinated by Armin Meiwes and would like to write to him. Does ANYONE know his prison address, or could anyone find it? I've been having issues with it.

Thank you in advance. I appreciate it.

death

http://www.ogrish.com/archives/2005/september/ogrish-dot-com-german_cannibal_Armin_Meiwes_victim2.jpg

death

http://www.ogrish.com/archives/2005/september/ogrish-dot-com-german_
cannibal_Armin_Meiwes_victim2.jpg

death

http://www.ogrish.com/archives/2005/september/ogrish-dot-com-german_
cannibal_Armin_Meiwes_victim1.jpg

death

**********WARNING************
these are sick vidcaps of the meiwes video!!!!!

death

http://www.ogrish.com/archives/2005/september/ogrish-dot-com-german_cannibal
_Armin_Meiwes_victim3.jpg

death

http://www.ogrish.com/archives/german_
cannibal_armin_meiwes_at_work_Sep_16_2005.html

Bryan

Thank you for those, Death.
Most are certainly not for the squeamish.

Caliope

Death, those pictures are not avaliable anymore. Can you send those for me?
Thanks

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