Suburban Senshi IRC Chat #1521 - “Finally, he can be left alone. ”
IRC Chat #1521

“Finally, he can be left alone. ”

[23:18] *** Thu Jun 25 2009 - LOGGING START ***
[23:18] *** Topic is - . -
[23:18] *** Set by @Dr. Xadium on Thu Jun 25 23:18 2009
[23:18] <@Dr. Xadium>:
The younger instructors didn't really get it, to him he was always Wacko Jacko. But the older ones and the other moms hanging out, they all had a story about having had the sequinned glove, or staying up late to watch the Motown special and OMG MOONWALK WTF, or getting Thriller for Christmas...and then an expression of sadness for the thing his life circumstances led him to become. Because whatever he was, it wasn't right and it wasn't all his fault. Nobody was looking out for that guy, not unless he was performing.

[23:23] <@SpeedRcrX> I was a kid during the heyday of his years at the top of the pops, but I was too busy with other s[BLEEP]t to pay attention.
[23:24] <@SpeedRcrX> By the time I really saw him in action it was that "Black or White" video that premiered on the Simpsons. By then his face was changing.
[23:24] <@SpeedRcrX> Then there were the allegations about kids, and yeah we all made the jokes, me included.
[23:24] <@SpeedRcrX> But
[23:24] <@SpeedRcrX> thinking about it over the last few months
[23:25] <@SpeedRcrX> (and I have been thinking about this before now)
[23:25] <// J_Daito //> You think?
[23:25] <@SpeedRcrX> F[BLEEP]k off
[23:25] <@SpeedRcrX> I see the raw musical talent, the showmanship, the man wanting to be loved
[23:25] <@SpeedRcrX> And I think he really didn't do s[BLEEP]t to the kids
[23:26] <@SpeedRcrX> He probably let them get closer than he should. Maybe he forgot he was in a man's body and the hugs and games and whatever kids did with other kids was verboten
[23:27] <@SpeedRcrX> (and i don't mean ecchi s[BLEEP]t)
[23:27] <@SpeedRcrX> I mean we can SEE with our own eyes how broken he became. How much he wanted to just have a fantasyland of escape
[23:27] <@SpeedRcrX> How much he did for kid's charity and whatnot
[23:28] <@SpeedRcrX> I think he had his life micromanaged for so long when he was a kid that as an adult when he finally was in charge he just went off the rails trying to be that kid that never had a chance to be a kid
[23:29] <@SpeedRcrX> And then of course the self-hate issues re: his face and skin, constantly picking at the scab wounds in his psyche.
[23:29] <@SpeedRcrX> Here was a man just as fragile and delicate as any of us
[23:29] <@SpeedRcrX> Who lived under a microscope
[23:29] <@SpeedRcrX> and never got the chance to be "normal"/
[23:30] <@SpeedRcrX> Sure he was f[BLEEP]kign rich and known all over the world
[23:30] <@SpeedRcrX> but I'll bet you that man never had peace.
[23:30] <@SpeedRcrX> Now, at last, maybe he does.
[23:31] <@SpeedRcrX> Resquiat in Pace, Mike.
[23:31] *** Thu Jun 25 2009 - LOGGING STOP ***

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