Christmas: A Guide for Weirdos!

I’m not a Christmassy person at all and I’m sure I’m not the only one. So I’ve decided to write a “guide” for all the weirdos out there in the world who are in need of an advice on how to “survive” during the most annoying time of the year. I guess the only silver lining is that we can all get drunk and eat A LOT, because you know, it’s tradition! Anyway, whether you celebrate Christmas or another event, or even if you don’t celebrate at all, here’s a list of movies that I watch during this holiday season and that make everything a lot more bearable (especially the dinners with parents you only see on Christmas!).

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Deep Web Horror Story

I have a very ordinary routine on the web. Once I check the usual stuff such as e-mails, Facebook, YouTube, listening to some music on Spotify, see the dress I want to buy but I can’t as I’m quite broke at the moment, watching a couple of movies, then I’m perfectly done. But if you dig deep in the web you might find a horrific and dreadful place, full of terrible stories, experiments, drugs, weapons and some other kind of illegal things.

Of course you won’t find these kind of sites through your browser, you need to install a different one, but this is not a guide, so won’t tell you anything about it. Honestly, I really wanted to install it on my laptop as I WAS very curious, just call it ‘morbid curiosity’, but once I started to read some stories… well, HELL NO I’m going to have this stuff on my computer, hence I completely changed my mind. I’ve got to say that I don’t know for sure if these stories are 100% real or if we have to take them as a kind of  “creepypasta”, some people say that the “deep web” is innocuous and they use it just for silly purposes; but there’s a long list of stories and experiences other people have told.

The most “common” kind of story is about a video-feed with a chat log beside it with a BitCoin button and a start-clock countdown. People can chat in the room until the start-clock runs down, and then only the highest-bidder is visible in the chat room while everyone else must pay a certain Bitcoin amount to remain in the Chatlog to watch. The video is usually of a person or animal waiting and the one who bid the highest amount can order whatever he/she wants, which is usually something not very nice. It sounds a lot like a virtual “Hostel”, if you have ever seen that movie you know what I mean, you pay and you can do whatever you want (which it sounds a lot like modern society works). Other experiences are about people trying to buy drugs and became burglary victims – other just started to chat with random strangers and these strangers are generally professional hackers who then start to write all these people details, name, address, phone number and then turn your webcam on and start to see you and telling things.

This is not like anything I’ve ever written before, but I found this topic highly disturbing more than anything I’ve ever encoutered (or studied – forensic science) so far. How can you explain the “need” to pay a certain amount of money so you can decide about other human beings life? Honestly, the most “scary” part is that this is a well known “world” (even though I recently knew about it, good morning Elle!) but difficult to manage as all the contents are not indexed by standard search engines.

Human mind is scarier than a huge haunted mansion and if only the 1% of these hundreds of stories is real well, we need to be worried.

P.S. I do not recommend to install this thing on your laptop even if these stories could be fake… Why taking the risk?

P.P.S. Remember that The Weirdo is on Facebook, for a safe and quirky pleasure!

Elle. x