I mean it. I'm not even trying to be all mid 90's conservative parents either. A video game literally caused the death of a small child in South Korea. Pretty fucking amazing, right? I bet you're wondering how the fuck that happened.. Well, I'll fuckin' tell you how!
It's clear I have to point this out again because.. what the fuck...
Internet addicts guilty of starving baby to death
By SANGWON YOON (AP) –
SEOUL, South Korea — A South Korean couple were convicted Friday of abandoning their newborn daughter, who starved to death while they addictively played an online game raising a virtual child.
The husband, a 41-year-old taxi driver, and his 25-year-old wife were sentenced to two years in prison, but the woman's term was suspended because she is pregnant.
The couple played at Internet cafes on average 10 hours every day and bottle-fed their baby only once a day, prosecutors said in an affidavit.
The girl, who was born prematurely and weighed 5 pounds (2.25 kilograms), was often fed rotten formula and was beaten when she cried out of hunger, the affidavit said.
They found her dead when they returned to their home in Suwon, just south of Seoul, after an all-night gaming session last September, the ruling said. They hid at a relative's home after a autopsy found the baby died of malnutrition.
South Koreans can't really be this serious about their Bideogames, right? I just have to know, what the fuck game were they playing? Because I can't guess from the description they posted. Here I thought I was pretty good with video games, or at least keeping in the loop but I have no clue what the fuck they are talking about in the story.
A South Korean couple who were addicted to the internet let their three-month-old baby starve to death while raising a virtual daughter online, police said.
The game enables players to interact with Anima and as they do so, help her to recover her lost memory and develop emotions.
Why is it that all these people who let their kids die from neglect are playing games I have never fucking heard of? It makes me wonder if I'm really missing out. It's like hearing that some junkie died from a really really good hit of cocaine or something. You start to wonder if you're missing out on the grand scheme of things. So what does this thing look like?
You have to wonder how committed these people really were to the video game. They obviously took time away from playing video games because somehow the woman got pregnant again. Don't they know about birth control? Condoms, Motherfucker!!!
It also makes me wonder if anyone has ever done anything criminally neglectful because they were too busy writing stupid blogs daily or looking at porn on the internet. I just really have to wonder about these things. I guess I have seen a lot of stories like this, including people dying of exhaustion from days of playing. Man, I can't wait till South Koreans all die at the iron fisted hand of glorious Kim Jong il. Only then will I totally own at Starcraft.
We have to take a moment and think about the situation that South Korea is in. Just imagine America during the Cuban missile crisis or all throughout the cold war against Russia. Is South Korea today anything like we were as people, constantly waiting for the second that the other shoes drops and a bomb hits us. Just think about their war with North Korea. That shit has to be scary. Nothing some helpful headbanging couldn't fix...
I really wonder if the mentality of "YOU WILL DIE AT ANY SECOND BECAUSE NUCLEAR BOMBS!!!" from ol' Kim Jong il, that MMOS are the Korean versions of cocaine and synthesizers as a means to deal with the stress. I get the concept.
Koreans : Internet :: Native Americans : AlcoholWhat the fuck is up with South Koreans using all these internet cafes instead of owning their own PC? I can understand why there might be lots of Chinese who need to do this, but in South Korea? Come on.
The lesson to be learned here is that Video Games are a great way to have fun, and enjoy things that are available to you in life. Not only this, but the making of a game is an art form - by playng through, say, an RPG, you are treated to a grand story that is just overwhelmingly more fulfilling than going out, fucking some chick, high fiving yourself and calling it a night.
Maybe this has nothing to do with video games. Maybe this is just how South Koreans are. They're just like this sometimes and there's nothing we can do about it or change the status quo. Look at me right now, I can totally relate. I'm really hungry right now but I'm way too busy writing a blog post for a daily blog hardly anyone reads to go make some dinner.
Maybe we're making a big deal out of this. Abortion kills way more babies than Korean video games, right? Maybe we should ban abortions instead... or maybe we should ban abortion and video games together.
Though perhaps we're taking away too many rights. Maybe we should go the other way. Just think, Mothers SHOULD be able to kill their babies at any time in the first year. They're allowed to kill it within the first two trimesters anyway, so they should apply that to post-birth as well. Meaning that they could kill their young within the first 2/3rds of their life... or 48 years. Sounds about right to me.
And if that's too much to ask for, perhaps we should just settle on my classic view that up until the baby/child can pass the mirror test, it's no different than killing a cow or a pig in terms of death of something that isn't self aware. Typically that self-awareness happens within the first 18 months... so you mothers better hurry up and decide if you actually want to keep the baby or if you just want to play some online video game.