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May 30, 2012 6:59 PM   Subscribe

Where did this suicide image come from? Anyone know where this originated?

I want to track down the creator of this image.
posted by cjorgensen to Computers & Internet (16 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
The image, I don't know. The advice, though, I'm pretty sure comes from the teenage witch movie The Craft.
posted by Sys Rq at 7:04 PM on May 30, 2012


[added title to the body of the post, please don't link to suicide images without making some sort explicit notation. Thanks.]
posted by jessamyn at 7:08 PM on May 30, 2012 [9 favorites]


Something Positive's Randy Milholland has the most famous treatment on it, I think, and from years ago - but I can't find it instantly in the archives or anything in the shop (he used to have merch featuring a razor blade character...and I can't remember that character's name, either, dangit).

I'll keep poking around.
posted by batmonkey at 7:09 PM on May 30, 2012


the saying was around before the craft. i have tragic teenage notebooks with the phrase sprinkled in with some "art" from '93ish.
posted by nadawi at 7:12 PM on May 30, 2012


RIPPY! It's Rippy the Razorblade!

Anyway, he did a graphic featuring the whole thing with this character, much like that graphic only less...shoddy.

This was a t-shirt version of it.
posted by batmonkey at 7:15 PM on May 30, 2012


ohno! I hit send accidentally! It had been an aside posted in the notes, I think, before Rippy was in "Life with Rippy". Might be worth emailing him.
posted by batmonkey at 7:16 PM on May 30, 2012


I could swear that someone I know designed this image. I will email her to confirm, but while we (collectively) wait, I am nearly convinced I know the source of this particular image.
posted by joe lisboa at 7:19 PM on May 30, 2012


The advice, though, I'm pretty sure comes from the teenage witch movie The Craft.

I was going to say it was in Sandman #6, but it's slightly different.
posted by empath at 7:45 PM on May 30, 2012


I heard this from my science teacher in eighth grade in Cambridge, MN. 1975.
posted by chazlarson at 9:51 PM on May 30, 2012 [1 favorite]


What a small, small world. Yes, an acquaintance of mine made the image years ago for a worth1000 photoshopping contest for bad kids' posters or some such. I'm contacting her to see if she minds being credited. I'll follow up soon.
posted by joe lisboa at 8:49 AM on May 31, 2012 [3 favorites]


I got this exact image around 2005 from a friend and it was on a geeky website that also had an image of a Sun server re-used as a beer tap. Wish I could remember more, sorry. It was sort of a site of aggregated funny images so it probably didn't originate their either.
posted by Raichle at 8:52 AM on May 31, 2012


*there
posted by Raichle at 8:52 AM on May 31, 2012


joe lisboa, see if you can pass along her contact info. I just need an email address.
posted by cjorgensen at 9:39 AM on May 31, 2012


Done. Glad to have helped.
posted by joe lisboa at 9:57 AM on May 31, 2012


Wasn't this on a maddox post?
posted by MangyCarface at 8:21 AM on June 4, 2012


mangycarface - the message was, not this specific image.
posted by nadawi at 10:32 AM on June 4, 2012


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