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Thursday, 23 September 2010

How to make yourself a paranoid schizophrenic in five steps (hauntology meets hyperstition)



First read this.

Then this.

Then this (scroll down to the letter by "Ian Ball").

Then read this.

Then this.

Then you'll find yourself in a hyperstitional vortex worthy of Nabokov or Philip K Dick.

6 comments:

  1. "The isolation was compounded by the fact that, as I was one year behind, I was also one day behind everyone else, this meant that if I went to an event such as the Bank Holiday Fair on Wormwood Scrubs Common there was nobody there as it was already over".

    That whole thing is astounding. My mind is beyond boggled. Thanks, Mark.

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  2. Yes, that takes us right into the screaming heart of his madness.
    If indeed he wrote the text, and it isn't viral marketing.
    I love the surrealist/ Baudrillardian idea of a 'hoax' that would involve actually committing a kidnap and going to jail for it...

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  3. ...and the fact that he wanted to do all this in order to get back at Frank, a local policeman. He doesn't mention that he shot people.

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  5. I hope it IS viral marketing... if this is true and that poor, delusional, paranoid guy still thinks he's trying to free himself after 30 years... awful... been thinking about this a lot over the weekend.... moments of sheer terror in the hoax explanation text... reads like a Ligotti story... that said; could be a decent film - get the guys from the Red Riding Quartet films in... or just use the sets from Life On Mars....

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  6. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CXoyjpeEH_o Watch this...can't believe it. And bare in mind that his gun didn't work which is why no one died and also this on wikipedia:
    Ball approached the Royal's car and told Anne of his kidnapping plan, which was to hold the Princess for ransom, the sum given by varying sources as £2 million[15] or £3 million, which he intended to give to the National Health Service.[12] Ball then directed Anne to get out of the car, to which she replied: "Not bloody likely!", and briefly considered hitting Ball.[16] Eventually, she dived out of the other side of the limousine and another passing pedestrian, Ron Russell, punched Ball in the back of the head and then led Anne away from the scene.

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