Theo van Gogh Martyrs Brigade
Re: "Andy Ison" has been taking you all for mugs
> Do you understand the word "elaborate"?
> Whoever it is is playing the long game, and has been doing so for a couple
> of years, feeding off the attention you lot give him/her.
> Have you never noticed how sometimes the spelling is perfect, other times
> words are so obviously misspelled?
> Maybe whoever it is IS a nutjob for the simple reason that it is playing
> this stupid character for so long, but i am convinced that he/she/it knows
> exactly what it is doing and is loving every minute of the wind up.
It sure is confusing. I agree that many of Andy Ison's messages read like someone's having a big laugh. With some of the postings it's FOR SURE the case someone's having a laugh. But then there's other postings that sound like a genuine stalker and a truly troubled person, and some of those go back YEARS and are scattered on other web sites around the Web. There's a couple on Andy Rourke's board that made me pause. If it's intended as an elaborate joke, it still appears to be the word of an ill mind.
And why would she (if it's just a big hoax) assume people wouldn't get so concerned that they'd track her down?
What someone ought to find out is if she has met/confronted Andy Rourke in person. Is she doing crazy stuff OFFLINE like...did you see Anna Kournikova's stalker in the news? He started off emailing her like a maniac, then one day swam across Biscayne Bay in Florida to try and get to her. There's a lot of nutters in the world and sometimes at first they seem like they must be joking, ya know?
I consider this to be Andy Rourke's problem. At this point I'm used to Andy Ison on the board. However, we'll all feel pretty weird if we find out Andy Ison hurt herself or someone else. If someone does find out she's for real, I don't think we should hurl abuse at her. We should try and get her to some help.