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2012-11-13 12:37:05 PM  

StrangeQ: People with excessive body modification may have mental issues? Shocking.


Hell, even people with minor body modifications have issues. Just smaller ones. It runs the gamut from piercings, through tattoos, gender reassignment, to species reassignment.
 
2012-11-13 12:37:06 PM  
That's some weird cat . . .
 
2012-11-13 12:39:09 PM  
Caturday!!!
 
2012-11-13 12:44:46 PM  
From their comments: These are not my words, from someone else on a different site but I thought they were so nice that I'd share them.

This is really sad. I took a class in college about perceived monsters, social deviants and subcultures, and the people who identify themselves as such. We were lucky enough to have a live, hour-long Skype interview with Dennis and he was incredibly intelligent, patient and friendly. He only pursued what made him happy and came by it honestly. He told the class his earliest memory was wondering where his tail went. The world lost a really kind, gentle guy and the body mod world lost a pioneer who did a lot for people seeking to identify themselves as more than their physical bodies allowed. Rest in peace, Cat.


This is twice I've read about someone that knew the other that died more closely before it came to suicide. I've known personally people that don't go to extremes for so many years, simplistic....and they made THAT choice. I hope that we can remove any booze and drugs that provided him the space in his mind to make that fatal leap.

I don't know. Not going to make an assumption. Is it depression that makes us do stupid shiat like suicide? I'm not afraid of a guy with..wiskers...if that's what he's into. I can handle having beers with people like that. Neither of us are threats to each other, even though I look like the clean, non smoker, no tattoo guy. Nothing to be afraid of. But something makes us tick, and when it comes to suicide (and thankfully I have a bazillion friends that pay attention when I'm not "feeling it") something got farked up. Why did he get to THAT point?
 
2012-11-13 12:45:29 PM  
Marshall Willenholly:

All of you who are making fun of him, enjoy the fact that you are sane and don't have a serious mental condition.

I'm not sure I fit that description. Neither were my psychiatrists, my ex-roommates, my family....


Some of us have shiatty lives and we try to deal with them in whatever ways we can.

I'll drink to that. For one thing if booze disfigures me it does so 1) on the inside where it's less obvious and 2) as a side-effect of drinking, not as what I pay for.

incidentally, to quote Wikipedia, "Avner, whose parents were of Huron and Lakota heritage, stated that altering oneself to resemble one's own totem is an ancient Huron tradition." Actually they meant painting yourself, wearing costumes, and moving and acting like the animal, all to produce a state where you resembled the animal even more "on the INSIDE." I'm pretty sure that even before the Caucasian Invasion the Hurons would have thought this guy was bonkers. I'd also like to see proof of Native ancestry: this guy looked as white as me.

I will now continue adding yet another day to my shiatty life. At some point I've got to get myself a new psychiatrist so I can keep taking the maximum dose of two allegedly complementary antidepressants; after that might come how much straight rum I can drink without feeling sick, though maybe I'll precede that by going to the ex's and walking the dogs.

One thing that helps me bear my shiatty life is comparing myself to people who are even worse off than me, sometimes by their own doing, including people who are so fat their legs can't hold them up, people who are miserable in prison for leaving kiddy porn around, people who drove drunk and got severely and permanently farked up in a wreck, and people who go out of their way to become even uglier than I am naturally. For the sake of my longevity it's great that there are so many of these people around to pity and scorn more than myself.

As another crazy bum back in Baltimore put it, "I live to make my enemies suffer" -- in other words to make my enemies suffer from my existence more than I do myself -- though it's an added bonus to my lazy self that some enemies make themselves suffer badly without any effort or expense to me.

Fark is wonderful. Thanks, fellas!
 
2012-11-13 12:45:46 PM  
TIGER UPPERCUT!
 
2012-11-13 12:46:18 PM  

I_Can't_Believe_it's_not_Boutros: Chuck Ruffcorn: Furries. Weird.

I bet the tiger was on the horse--a furry with the syringe on top, if you will.


cdn.stripersonline.com

/I made a typo and accidentally did a GIS for "rinshot" and was all like, WTF?
 
2012-11-13 12:48:17 PM  

Raug the Dwarf: Just kind of goes to show you that people into this extreme body modification aren't the most mentally stable people to begin with. No amount of needles or holes in your body will ever fill the void in your soul. Usually, people figure that out. Some of them, like this guy, never do.

Sad, sure. But you can't say you didn't see it coming.




THIS.

A couple of tattoos in places a T-shirt and shorts can cover--fine.
Tattoos that are on forearms--you'd better be active or former military.
Anywhere else--massively foolish.

Altering your looks so that you cannot recognize yourself compared to earlier school photos? HUGE mental problems that should be treated, not celebrated for "edginess".
 
2012-11-13 12:48:51 PM  
He left his mark on the world and will be remembered long after his passing, something very very few of us will achieve.

i don't really understand the hatred, it's not like he was a child molester or a Republican.
 
2012-11-13 12:54:39 PM  
Wait a minute! Hold the phone!!

4.bp.blogspot.com

You mean THIS guy was mentally ill?!?!?!

How could ANYONE have seen that coming?!?!?

/ I mean sure, anyone who dared said that was called intolerant, close-minded, etc.
 
2012-11-13 12:55:16 PM  
fickenchucker:


He wasn't and couldn't be happy as himself. That was the problem. No amount of plastic surgery or body modification would make him happy if he couldn't be fine with who he was to begin with. Then again, if he was happy in the first place, he wouldn't have needed all that surgery to turn himself into something he wasn't. The problem was on the inside, not how he looked on the outside.
 
2012-11-13 12:56:05 PM  

lenfromak: Amos Quito: [www.bbc.co.uk image 211x152]

Non-retractable.

Christ, how do people like that wipe their asses?


I'm sure their litter smells about the same. Yikes.
 
2012-11-13 12:57:16 PM  

StrangeQ: Louisiana_Sitar_Club: By the way, Dennis Avner is a wimp.

This is me at my gramma's indoctrination into the quilting hall of fame in Meskaluka Michigan.

[static.stuff.co.nz image 599x400]

So did you finally get all the attention you so desparately crave?


StrangeQ: Sitar


It helped a little. Nothing like the coverage I got last year when my conjoined twin and I won the "Americans with Americans Attached to them" Scrabble tournament last August. Of course, we weren't born that way but we were briefly sewn together at our buttocks for the sake of eligibility.  It's a loophole but they allowed it.
 
2012-11-13 12:57:34 PM  

StrangeQ: People with excessive body modification may have mental issues? Shocking.


Just like people without excessive body modification
 
2012-11-13 12:57:49 PM  
Well I hope he finally gets his cheeseburger!
 
2012-11-13 12:59:39 PM  
I saw that guy on some body mod special. A few things to note:

Dude had tits. SRSLY. He had tits. I can't recall if it was from a medical issue, or side effects from medication. All I remember was dude had what appeared to be B cups.

All his body mods were done without any sort of anethesia. None. Dude had a serious threshold for pain. Or he liked it, hard to say. I have tattoos, but dayum.

Run free tiger man, run free.
 
2012-11-13 01:04:20 PM  

Mystery Vortex: Despite his outward appearance he was a bit of an introvert and could well have been depressed without anyone knowing.


he modified his body to look like a damn tiger.... if that aint a clue of depression then nothing is.
 
2012-11-13 01:05:57 PM  

slantsix: except they have the strength to do their own thing.


thats not strength.
 
2012-11-13 01:07:45 PM  
I could've sworn one of the shows that did a bio on him said he had cancer. This was about 8-10 years ago.
 
2012-11-13 01:09:02 PM  

Raug the Dwarf: He wasn't and couldn't be happy as himself. That was the problem. No amount of plastic surgery or body modification would make him happy if he couldn't be fine with who he was to begin with. Then again, if he was happy in the first place, he wouldn't have needed all that surgery to turn himself into something he wasn't. The problem was on the inside, not how he looked on the outside.


And this is different from transsexuals, how?
 
2012-11-13 01:09:04 PM  
Failing to see the "Sad" here.
 
2012-11-13 01:09:29 PM  

Sandinista81: Im still wondering how tigers became a totem animal in North America?


Forget it, he's rolling.
 
2012-11-13 01:10:20 PM  

fanbladesaresharp: Why did he get to THAT point?


It isn't so hard to understand. Some people can run a 4 minute mile, and some people never will, no matter how much they try. Some people are happy and at peace with who they are, and some people aren't, and never will be. He obviously tried very hard to find some sort of contentment, and in the end he failed.

I am useless to the wild earth
So sings the bowels of every place
I used to map the laughter
Though I could never find its face
And anywhere that I may go
My judgment roars its restless bells
I never knew and shall never know
A worse place than myself
 
2012-11-13 01:11:11 PM  
images.fineartamerica.com
 
2012-11-13 01:15:01 PM  

stir22: thrasherrr: stir22: Elzar: MaudlinMutantMollusk:
//hope he finally found peace

Death does not work that way1 - you exist until you don't - no peace to factor in, your consciousness simply no longer exists. Unless you are saying there is something peaceful about suicide?

*citation needed*


[1] every reliable human death observational report from all time

you mean that people die, see that there is nothing after this life, and come and report this to you?


I mean that people die, and they don't report to anyone. Those who can report (reliable living people) repeat every time that the consciousness of a dead person is simply gone.

/Like it or not, that's what the world proposes
 
2012-11-13 01:16:54 PM  
I could not or would not do what this guy did with his physical form. He was an explorer of a very different kind.
 
2012-11-13 01:23:00 PM  

kapaso: He left his mark on the world and will be remembered long after his passing, something very very few of us will achieve.

i don't really understand the hatred, it's not like he was a child molester or a Republican.


Well to be fair, there are centuries of people that didn't vote for anything, yet still found a way to prod, poke, skewer and otherwise "paint" themselves in the name of something. Your argument is invalid.

-2/10
 
2012-11-13 01:27:27 PM  

Louisiana_Sitar_Club: StrangeQ: Louisiana_Sitar_Club: By the way, Dennis Avner is a wimp.

This is me at my gramma's indoctrination into the quilting hall of fame in Meskaluka Michigan.

[static.stuff.co.nz image 599x400]

So did you finally get all the attention you so desparately crave?

StrangeQ: Sitar

It helped a little. Nothing like the coverage I got last year when my conjoined twin and I won the "Americans with Americans Attached to them" Scrabble tournament last August. Of course, we weren't born that way but we were briefly sewn together at our buttocks for the sake of eligibility.  It's a loophole but they allowed it.


This thread is provoking more giggles from me than shudders that Cat Dude probably evoked before he used up Life Number Nine.

Can't wait for the e-book.

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-11-13 01:28:02 PM  

heypete: Kryllith: [i45.tinypic.com image 768x274]

R.I.P. Tiger-Man

Is it just me or did it get really dusty in here?


Antidote:

img185.imageshack.us
 
2012-11-13 01:31:13 PM  
Kind of sad. You should be happy with what your are, especially if you are a freak.
 
2012-11-13 01:31:27 PM  
img.nobodybuy.com 

At least if you're a furry, you can take the costume OFF.
 
2012-11-13 01:32:47 PM  

Langdon Alger: cousin Eddie is a good person to help explain the situation.


Cousin Eddie? Really? From the day he was born, he was trouble.
 
2012-11-13 01:33:42 PM  
I'd like a montage of his life set to Eye of the Tiger.

Like with a real 80's vibe to it.
 
2012-11-13 01:35:26 PM  
Christ, how do people like that wipe their asses?

Tigers don't wipe their asses. They lick them clean.


Why do you think cats, & dogs drag their butts across the carpet. Has nothing to do with scratching itches....
 
2012-11-13 01:36:18 PM  

Valiente: Also, since when is a tiger a Huron totem animal? Was this dude actually Huron?


Yeah, as in "Hey tiger, Huron the wrong continent!"
 
2012-11-13 01:37:07 PM  
Yiff in hell.
 
2012-11-13 01:49:39 PM  

signaljammer: Elzer

You know this because you come back from the dead?


Were you dead before you were born? Then the answer might be 'yes'
 
2012-11-13 01:50:12 PM  
yes its sad, what is more sad is that it seemed that nobody stepped forward to try to stop him from making himself look like an idiot.

/sorry he's dead tho.
 
2012-11-13 01:51:51 PM  
Old_Chief_Scott Sorry, but it's a well established though little known fact that the Hurons hunted the North American Tiger to extinction.

But the indians lived in total peace and harmony with the world and had no wars and didn't impact the environment in any way.

It is only the evil raping white man that does those things.
 
2012-11-13 01:53:19 PM  

HAMMERTOE: Raug the Dwarf: He wasn't and couldn't be happy as himself. That was the problem. No amount of plastic surgery or body modification would make him happy if he couldn't be fine with who he was to begin with. Then again, if he was happy in the first place, he wouldn't have needed all that surgery to turn himself into something he wasn't. The problem was on the inside, not how he looked on the outside.

And this is different from transsexuals, how?


I don't think it is. I really can't be sure of course, but I suspect that people who insist on taking drastic steps to change gender tend to have been brought up in environments that encourage sexual stereotypes as well. People often cite brain differences that happen in utero, but actually these differences are much more common than "gender dysphoria" and don't really provide an explanation - only part of the story at best. When there really are people who feel just as strongly that they "should" be a cat or a wolf etc then you must admit there is a big psychological factor at play.

I think it is really sad that he is dead. At least he was someone who made the world more interesting. On the other hand if he was really miserable that is terrible. But we don't know that if he committed suicide it had ANYTHING to do with being a "cat man". He could have had some recent life events, just like a lot of other people who kill themselves.
 
2012-11-13 01:58:14 PM  
Honestly Subby.. Fark Off. this is someone who is missed and had a big impact on others in their life and i personally know people that are very very sad about this loss. this person had a lot of friends.
 
2012-11-13 02:01:49 PM  

Theadeaus: Honestly Subby.. Fark Off. this is someone who is missed and had a big impact on others in their life and i personally know people that are very very sad about this loss. this person had a lot of friends.


butthurt much?
 
2012-11-13 02:04:06 PM  

Theadeaus: Honestly Subby.. Fark Off. this is someone who is missed and had a big impact on others in their life and i personally know people that are very very sad about this loss. this person had a lot of friends.


and now he cannot frigth back if he helped you i pary for your lots
 
2012-11-13 02:06:07 PM  

Burr: His soul belongs to Hircine now.


So if we lop off the head of his tattoo artist and toss it into a fire, will his soul be freed?
 
2012-11-13 02:11:11 PM  
I find nothing sad about this
 
2012-11-13 02:11:49 PM  

Theadeaus: Honestly Subby.. Fark Off. this is someone who is missed and had a big impact on others in their life and i personally know people that are very very sad about this loss. this person had a lot of friends.


And I bet not a one of them helped him when he really needed it.

Great friends.
 
2012-11-13 02:12:49 PM  

MadCat221: Burr: His soul belongs to Hircine now.

So if we lop off the head of his tattoo artist and toss it into a fire, will his soul be freed?


Only if you defeat his cat spirit.
 
2012-11-13 02:15:50 PM  

kvinesknows: This guy gives morons a bad name. His friends and family for not stepping in and doing something when he first started down the path to crazy are complete and total asshats.


Eh, no idea about his kin in particular, but I know from experience...you CAN'T save everyone.

Knew a gal who committed suicide while medicated, in restraints, on a locked ward, under suicide watch, under 24/7 camera surveillance, under the care of a couple of the best mental health practitioners in the Northwest.

Really.
 
2012-11-13 02:17:19 PM  
He won't actually be dead until he commits suicide eight more times.
 
2012-11-13 02:18:19 PM  
Goodnight, Furryman.
 
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