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2012-11-13 02:32:32 PM

Icetech3: Why is this tagged sad? He is released from all of lifes bullshiat and obviously is what he wanted....


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2012-11-13 02:35:08 PM
HAMMERTOE.

And this is different from transsexuals, how?

Is the opposite gender so alien to you that switching genders is tantamount to switching species? Most transsexuals live happy lives once they've transitioned.
 
2012-11-13 02:50:40 PM
Stalking Cat...

I first met him in 2003, but of course I saw the Ripley's episode long before that.

He was never a close friend, but I've worked with him at conventions, and hung out with him. He wasn't a mentor to me like he was to several of my friends, but he certainly loomed large in our lives - when people I look to for guidance looked to him for advice and guidance, well.

He was a friend, and now he has passed away. But for people to say "If he was a friend why didn't you help him," help him.. with what, exactly? His sense of body dimorphism, that he was in the wrong body? His hidden disastifaction and depression?

I'm not a psychologist, unlike so many people here. I'm not trained in instantly understanding what's wrong with people based on a photo, short description, or brief interaction - and I stopped thinking I could when I was 16. I'm just an overnight security guard that now works data entry.

I hope that he found his solace.
 
2012-11-13 02:55:03 PM

MeanJean: Is the opposite gender so alien to you that switching genders is tantamount to switching species? Most transsexuals live happy lives once they've transitioned.


Really? Are you sure of this? Actually, if you think about it, the issue isn't that the other gender is alien to me, but that their own gender is alien to them. I'm perfectly happy with who and what I am. Meanwhile, their whole issue is, "Waah! I'm not happy with my gender roles, but I'm not going to sink to the level of homosexuality."

I suspect I may be wrong about that last part, but that is how it seems.
 
2012-11-13 03:01:41 PM

Summercat: But for people to say "If he was a friend why didn't you help him," help him.. with what, exactly?


well for starters instead of encouraging and enabling him you could have simply said.

Dude. this is not normal, there is in fact something wrong with you. I would like to help you with whatever that is. We can find out together. If on the other hand you refuse my help, then I am sorry but I am going to have to say goodbye.

And then promptly and permanently stop dealing with him in every way possible.
 
2012-11-13 03:06:52 PM

HAMMERTOE: MeanJean: Is the opposite gender so alien to you that switching genders is tantamount to switching species? Most transsexuals live happy lives once they've transitioned.

Really? Are you sure of this? Actually, if you think about it, the issue isn't that the other gender is alien to me, but that their own gender is alien to them. I'm perfectly happy with who and what I am. Meanwhile, their whole issue is, "Waah! I'm not happy with my gender roles, but I'm not going to sink to the level of homosexuality."

I suspect I may be wrong about that last part, but that is how it seems.


Nope.

It's the feeling of you're in the wrong body, you've got the wrong senses, that everything is just off. It's like wearing your shoes on the wrong feet, that the fitted suit you're wearing is backwards. Only, more intense.

It's the feeling that you're missing something, that something isn't there - imagine if you've had long hair, then cut it short. Your mannerisms are for something that isn't there.

That's the start of it.

/Has it himself, to a degree.
 
2012-11-13 03:09:03 PM

kvinesknows: Summercat: But for people to say "If he was a friend why didn't you help him," help him.. with what, exactly?

well for starters instead of encouraging and enabling him you could have simply said.

Dude. this is not normal, there is in fact something wrong with you. I would like to help you with whatever that is. We can find out together. If on the other hand you refuse my help, then I am sorry but I am going to have to say goodbye.

And then promptly and permanently stop dealing with him in every way possible.


Normal?

Define normal. Difficulty: Not in the negative.
 
2012-11-13 03:11:18 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.


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This is quite a shock, I asked huim gow he was doing just the other day and he said

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2012-11-13 03:23:08 PM

jst3p: I asked huim gow he was doing


Funny, the other day I asked Huim Gow he was doing and he said "Me so solly!"

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2012-11-13 03:25:12 PM
As someone that's died twice and lived to tell about it, I'm getting a kick out of these replies.
 
2012-11-13 03:29:32 PM
It's sad that he's dead, he didn't do any harm to anyone else and that's more than can be said for a lot of people. Every time I saw a picture of him though I always wondered if he and Jocelyn Wildenstein had mated would they produce a liger?

24.media.tumblr.com + i.dailymail.co.uk = www.liger.org
 
2012-11-13 03:40:42 PM

Summercat: kvinesknows: Summercat: But for people to say "If he was a friend why didn't you help him," help him.. with what, exactly?

well for starters instead of encouraging and enabling him you could have simply said.

Dude. this is not normal, there is in fact something wrong with you. I would like to help you with whatever that is. We can find out together. If on the other hand you refuse my help, then I am sorry but I am going to have to say goodbye.

And then promptly and permanently stop dealing with him in every way possible.

Normal?

Define normal. Difficulty: Not in the negative.


human
 
2012-11-13 03:47:14 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?


Yeah, I hate that one :(
It's a fake, but still.
 
2012-11-13 03:51:57 PM

HAMMERTOE: MeanJean: Is the opposite gender so alien to you that switching genders is tantamount to switching species? Most transsexuals live happy lives once they've transitioned.

Really? Are you sure of this? Actually, if you think about it, the issue isn't that the other gender is alien to me, but that their own gender is alien to them. I'm perfectly happy with who and what I am. Meanwhile, their whole issue is, "Waah! I'm not happy with my gender roles, but I'm not going to sink to the level of homosexuality."

I suspect I may be wrong about that last part, but that is how it seems.


Read up on vertebrate fetal brain development.

Often it really IS in their heads...
 
2012-11-13 03:58:12 PM
And yet Chaz Bono lives on...it's not fair.
 
2012-11-13 04:07:04 PM
I met him at Comiccon several years ago, when he stopped by my sister's booth.

All I can say is, he probably wasn't the best guy to meet while coming out of a seizure. I'm sure he thought I was insane.
 
2012-11-13 04:09:02 PM
What kind of job did this guy have, could he have had? Other than showing up at conventions or freakshows or a spot on ripley's, could you really see him selling insurance or even as a cashier at a store?
 
2012-11-13 04:12:32 PM
Dude was crazy, at least from where I stand. I hope he found peace, I guess. Free will is a biatch sometimes.
 
2012-11-13 04:14:28 PM
Re: the dude's tits.

I had read (a long time ago, so no cite) that he had testicular cancer. The tits could very well be a result of surgery (castration) and not taking replacement testosterone.
 
2012-11-13 04:14:56 PM

malaktaus: fluffy2097: You are just as bad as all the other religious fundamentalists.

I agree that he's an asshat, but I don't see these guys blowing themselves up in crowded markets for the glory of Allah or torturing their gay children into suicide. He's just a run of the mill insufferable jerk, which makes him a hell of a lot better than an actual religious fundamentalist.


Very few fundamentalists in America actually commit crimes. They are more content to scream from their couches, or in the case of the WBC, from next to a graveyard.

I wouldn't doubt that he would tell a religious person to "go kill yourself" over their religious beliefs.

There is a new breed of Atheist arising, and they do not want to get along with religion. They want it actively purged from all aspects of life. Not just government. They cannot see any reason or value in faith. They do not respect the fact that some people find comfort in religion, and they cannot hold in their head the concept that one can hold religion as valuable, while not compromising ones views on science.

These new Atheists seek a final solution to the 'problem' of religion and we should be very worried about them, because having been bullied, the first thing they will try and do when they attain power is bully anyone who resembles those who bullied them.

Go look at /r/atheism on reddit if you don't believe me. There is some really farked up group think going on there, and it makes me ashamed to say "I don't believe in God"

I hardly think these people are a majority of Atheists, but they ARE the ugliest, and the most vocal.
 
2012-11-13 04:25:01 PM

Lollipop165: /at least that's the way I'm reading Elzar's post


I read it as him saying that there isn't an afterlife, because such notions are just the comforting lies that humans tell themselves in order to deal with mortality. And then surprise!, religious people got butthurt because their bullshiat got called what it is.
 
2012-11-13 04:32:18 PM
Here.

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2012-11-13 04:39:01 PM
This guy was just mentally ill. Totem. LOL!!
 
2012-11-13 04:44:50 PM

Billy Bathsalt: Mishno: WTF is "prowness"?

It's the opposite of "sternness?"


I bow to your pun.
 
2012-11-13 04:47:41 PM
 
2012-11-13 04:59:54 PM
Is poaching yourself illegal?
 
2012-11-13 05:10:53 PM

ChadM89: And then surprise!, religious people got butthurt because their bullshiat got called what it is.


That's really not how it happened. Everyone I saw responding to him are either athiest or agnostic. He was stating something as if it were irrefutable fact when that cannot possibly be the case... People were being logic nerds, not religious.
 
2012-11-13 05:17:29 PM
TOO BAD IT WASN'T CANCER!!

because we KNOW how funny CANCER is...
 
2012-11-13 05:50:10 PM
I just hope they can find a shoe box big enough when they bury him in the backyard.
 
2012-11-13 05:51:22 PM
Meh, whatever.
He did what he wanted in life to (I guess) be happy.
One of seven bilion who wasn't a generic robot droid and (like Mr. Cool Ice) perhaps made decisions that we would consider questionable but nonetheless had an effect on us. An effect of knowing the possible or exploring limits. These (not sure I'd call them brave) individuals did things for us that we would not do for anyone.
I, for one, am saddened at the passing of Mr. Tiger Person and wish to thank him and his kind for making our world a little more interesting.
 
2012-11-13 06:04:04 PM

CapeFearCadaver: That's really not how it happened. Everyone I saw responding to him are either athiest or agnostic. He was stating something as if it were irrefutable fact when that cannot possibly be the case... People were being logic nerds, not religious.


Not really. In every religion thread the whole burden of proof/tentative conclusion thing gets hashed out. The logic nerds should know by now that nitpicking about tentative conclusions is a dead argument, it's not logical to insist upon negatives being proven, etc. Especially if they're going to consider themselves practitioners of logic; this is some serious "Intro To" stuff here.

People who believe in myths, especially comforting ones, just have a hard time being told they're not true.
 
2012-11-13 06:04:55 PM
www.welaf.com

/Wants to be a Tiger too
 
2012-11-13 06:07:46 PM
bucket_pup:

It only took him twice as long to join the "27 Club"

Hey, I'll be 54 in 2017. Y'all Farkers may get rid of me yet.

By the way, it takes twice as long for some people because they're public farkups with no real talents. But we get there eventually, though w might have to try harder to make a big splash with it.

By the way, Ian Curtis jumped the gun: he was only 23. Quelle un ouanqier.
 
2012-11-13 06:09:30 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.


Maybe to kill the pain of all those procedures.

And he wasn't a furry, he was an inky. Please make a note of it.
 
2012-11-13 06:12:15 PM
Badgers:

Is he going to be buried in the pet cemetary?

I think you mean the Pet Sematary. By the way, it worked for Lazarus. Zombies 4ever!
 
2012-11-13 06:13:47 PM

Elzar: MaudlinMutantMollusk:
//hope he finally found peace

Death does not work that way - 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?


How do you know what death is, if humanity doesn't know what life is? I mean "know" on an atomic and molecular level.

I'm not talking about handwaving generalizations, I mean specifically. Even if we could say, "Take two molecules of X and three atoms of Y, arrange them like so, and voila! That's life," we still have no idea of the "Why it works" and "What it is, exactly." 

As a result, it's hard to say what death is, exactly.
 
2012-11-13 08:30:36 PM

Burr: Tyger! Tyger! burning bright


Someone get a fire extinguisher!
 
2012-11-13 08:31:59 PM
So, was it with a gun, hanging, or did he OD on catnip?
 
2012-11-13 08:38:36 PM

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


What's more shocking is that people with no body modifications of any kind whatsoever have been known to have them too.

Crazy, I know!
 
2012-11-13 09:05:27 PM

signaljammer: Elzer

You know this because you come back from the dead?



I did. He's right. There is nothing.
 
2012-11-13 09:29:38 PM
Hammertoe

*Meanwhile, their whole issue is, "Waah! I'm not happy with my gender roles, but I'm not going to sink to the level of homosexuality."*

Um, you do understand that MtFs sometimes identify as lesbians, right? And vice versa for FtMs?

Its not about not being happy with gender roles. Gender dysphoria is about not being happy with your body. A lot of men aren't happy with the size of their cocks. MtFs (not all, but many) often are miserable about having a cock, PERIOD. In severe cases, just having an erection can trigger dysphoria. it literally feels like it isn't supposed to be there.

MtFs who can't get access to the surgery sometimes attempt to castrate themselves and bleed to death in the process.

Read up on this before you start spouting ignorance.
 
2012-11-13 09:43:09 PM
I only wish he had done it before I had ever heard of his dumb ass.

Can you imagine being the people responsible for getting him ready for burial?
 
2012-11-13 09:59:19 PM
To any of you who met him or knew him: I'm sorry your friend died.
 
2012-11-13 10:50:53 PM
Lollipop165:

Suicide is founded in violence and hatred against onesself.

Ever heard of "putting yourself out of your misery?" Auto-eithanasia.


It doesn't bring peace.

Prove it.
 
2012-11-13 10:56:02 PM
jaspyrnyte:

So farking what if he was a weirdo. He didn't seem to be hurting anyone.

In that I'd support him, But then I'm a weirdo myself. The difference is I don't go to such lengths to make myself even weirder. Not physically anyway: true weirdness is "on the inside."

On th outside I try to hide it and convince everybody I'm just like they are, as here on Fark. Or something.
 
2012-11-14 12:09:14 AM
userserve-ak.last.fm
 
2012-11-14 12:20:35 AM

Sticky Hands: hinten: This is the only logical conclusion on a path that starts with a tattoo.

all paths end in death.

except for the few paths that meld into other paths which end in death.


That sounds almost poetic in Spanish: "Todos los caminos terminan en la muerte. A excepción de los pocos caminos que se unen a otros caminos que terminan en la muerte."

Y también se podría decir: "Todo el mundo va a morir, pero algunos morirán torcido."
 
2012-11-14 12:24:45 AM
ToastTheRabbit:

I know there are plenty of negative comments that will be posted in this thread by those who would not do so had they had a chance to know him.

We're not saying he was a bad person, only that he was obviously crazy. Which is not in itself a bad thing. Now you say that not only did he hurt no one else by his expression of craziness, but also in other ways he kept you from going crazy.

Now I feel bad.
 
2012-11-14 12:25:48 AM

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

Me too.

Everyone know tigers are from Africa.

[i125.photobucket.com image 636x438]


Is that Sonny Bono?
 
2012-11-14 12:31:51 AM

Valiente: GoldSpider: Newsflash: People who do stuff like this are not well.

That's not being judgmental, that's an appeal to society to stop overlooking stuff like this in the name of "acceptance," and get these people the help they need.

Sure, to a point. But that point is balanced on the need for personal freedom and my desire to see fewer people, body modded or not, on the surface of the Earth.


Do more people mean more freedom or less? I'm confused about that. Otherwise, "this."


So "stopping suicides" is a bit of a conundrum for me, like voting against a city-run casino where the collective debt is reduced thanks to the gambling problems of out-of-towners.

Bit of a dilemma.


The Church of Euthanasia ain't dead after all.

There is no better T-shirt slogan than "Save the planet: kill yourself."
 
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