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I was nearly a mass killer once. These articles were spot-on

Postby ThatIndonesianGuy » Thu Sep 29, 2016 8:18 am

http://www.cracked.com/blog/5-reasons-mass-shooters-are-not-kind-crazy-you-think/
http://www.cracked.com/blog/a-desperate-attempt-to-understand-year-mass-killings/

I was nearly a school shooter once. I hated how the media demonized the perpetrators and blamed guns, ethnicity, or mental illness, when clearly it was a complex answer. Cracked gets a lot of flak for inaccuracy, but by my own personal experience, these articles were spot-on.

Now I'm a healthy teenage boy in a relationship with someone, but my past still haunts me.

I want to be interviewed by the media like Cracked, to share my experiences. How do I do that? What about this place?
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Re: I was nearly a mass killer once. These articles were spo

Postby sunglasses » Thu Sep 29, 2016 4:56 pm

You can just pm or email one of the 'real life' cracked writers.
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Postby ThatIndonesianGuy » Thu Sep 29, 2016 5:03 pm

sunglasses wrote:You can just pm or email one of the 'real life' cracked writers.


I plan on doing that, but I came on here to ask if there are any tips on how to email them. Should I tell them the full story, or a summarized one while waiting for further interview? What's the process behind the "Personal Experiences" section of Cracked?
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Re: I was nearly a mass killer once. These articles were spo

Postby sunglasses » Thu Sep 29, 2016 6:43 pm

I would email them and link the two articles. Then give a brief summation and ask if they're interested.
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Re: I was nearly a mass killer once. These articles were spo

Postby Cordslash » Thu Sep 29, 2016 8:12 pm

Or, you know, you could write it on TCS. At least for a trial run.

I for one wouldn't mind reading your story, and probably a bunch of others would like it as well.

Go to the Home page, click on "Submit an article", do a pitch, and if Marcuse and/or aviel find it interesting they'll take it from there.
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Re: I was nearly a mass killer once. These articles were spo

Postby ThatIndonesianGuy » Fri Sep 30, 2016 7:15 am

You sure? It's a dark story, I think it'd go against the spirit of TCS
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Re: I was nearly a mass killer once. These articles were spo

Postby NathanLoiselle » Fri Sep 30, 2016 3:42 pm

Silly dancing Cthulu. There are no "real life" Cracked authors. They're all on the internet! But yes, emailing the internet Cracked authors would likely help.
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Postby Cordslash » Fri Sep 30, 2016 8:36 pm

ThatIndonesianGuy wrote:You sure? It's a dark story, I think it'd go against the spirit of TCS


We have a spirit? I've always seen TCS as barely controlled chaos. But sure let's go with that 'spirit'...
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Re: I was nearly a mass killer once. These articles were spo

Postby cmsellers » Fri Sep 30, 2016 10:03 pm

ThatIndonesianGuy wrote:You sure? It's a dark story, I think it'd go against the spirit of TCS

You're new here, aren't you?
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Re: I was nearly a mass killer once. These articles were spo

Postby ThatIndonesianGuy » Sat Oct 01, 2016 12:52 am

cmsellers wrote:You're new here, aren't you?


Well... a day old... sure. I'm newborn. Still have blood on me.
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Postby cmsellers » Sat Oct 01, 2016 12:55 am

You've been here a day and already got your hands bloody. You're a natural.

Possibly too natural. How do we know you're not a government agent?
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Re: I was nearly a mass killer once. These articles were spo

Postby ThatIndonesianGuy » Sat Oct 01, 2016 5:31 am

Okay, so I wrote my article, now I'm just waiting for approval. An interview would be better though.
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Re: I was nearly a mass killer once. These articles were spo

Postby NathanLoiselle » Sun Oct 02, 2016 2:37 am

I was nearly a mass killer once too ya know. I just don't go posing the bodies and calling it art like "some" people do.
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Postby ThatIndonesianGuy » Sun Oct 02, 2016 3:53 am

NathanLoiselle wrote:I was nearly a mass killer once too ya know. I just don't go posing the bodies and calling it art like "some" people do.


It's.... actually a depressing story.
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