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What is the Blue Whale Challenge?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hSF4pcYs1UI

Another disturbing trend started on social media ?

I didn't know about this until recently. Is this like the upgrade of the salt and ice challenge or something ?
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dulun18 wrote:
Another disturbing trend started on social media ?

I didn't know about this until recently. Is this like the upgrade of the salt and ice challenge or something ?


Like many terrible things it seems to have originated in Russia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_Whale_(game)

It sounds less like a "challenge" and more like people preying on/bullying already vulnerable children to suicide.

Won't stop it from making the rounds as the latest urban legend moral panic though. =/
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dulun18 wrote:
Another disturbing trend started on social media ?

I didn't know about this until recently. Is this like the upgrade of the salt and ice challenge or something ?


And the Cinnamon challenge, and the Cold-Water Shower challenge, and anything else kids want fame for by jumping onto everyone else's viral trend.
At least with the Frozen Pole challenge, all you risk losing is a tongue.


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[Like many terrible things it seems to have originated in Russia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_Whale_(game)

It sounds less like a "challenge" and more like people preying on/bullying already vulnerable children to suicide.


The fact that it's from Russia, yes, DOES explain a lot. Where attention-starvation is more extreme, and killing yourself is considered an acceptable loss.

So, if you accept the "challenge", how do you read your YouTube Likes afterwards?
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Ugh. A fifty day challenge of other people telling you what to do? That sounds horrible.
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What a interesting concept, someone could make a pretty good story out of this.
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Ughhghghghgh........



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They should have chosen flashier ways to end their days! They could have stayed at home if they wanted to be bossed around for 50 days at that age
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Potentsaliva wrote:

What a interesting concept, someone could make a pretty good story out of this.


It's horrible but the media already probably had a field day with this.

I'm of the opinion that if someone wants to end their suffering they should have the right to do it of their own will. I do not believe that anybody should be "pulling the strings" from the background and controlling the other person in a very volatile period of their lives. Most of the time people are a bit impulsive when it comes to "the final solution". And having some asshole fuck face egging you on and telling you that its the right thing to do is just cancer in the literal sense.

I don't blame the poor souls that fall for this challenge, I blame the predatory bitch ass mofo's who prey on these poor souls.
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runec wrote:


dulun18 wrote:
Another disturbing trend started on social media ?

I didn't know about this until recently. Is this like the upgrade of the salt and ice challenge or something ?


Like many terrible things it seems to have originated in Russia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_Whale_(game)

It sounds less like a "challenge" and more like people preying on/bullying already vulnerable children to suicide.

Won't stop it from making the rounds as the latest urban legend moral panic though. =/


Can confirm. If you want to see what Russian drugs are like look up "krokodil" on google images. Its fucked up. Too much vodka has fried their brains.

Back in my day we didn't make a game out of telling someone to kill themselves. We just told them to kill themselves then went on with our day while not giving a fuck.
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Rujikin wrote:
Can confirm. If you want to see what Russian drugs are like look up "krokodil" on google images.


Jesus Christ, what the Hell? =/

And here I thought meth was as bad as it got for physical damage.
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runec wrote:


Rujikin wrote:
Can confirm. If you want to see what Russian drugs are like look up "krokodil" on google images.


Jesus Christ, what the Hell? =/

And here I thought meth was as bad as it got for physical damage.


Dude opiate addictions are the devil incarnate.

Really these poor souls trade off their lives for a cheap and quick high knowing full well that the average Krokodil user has an average lifespan of 2 years...


2 Years....

Lets let that sink in for a while...


I pity them and the state of addiction they are currently in. The sad part is Codeine is legal over the counter in russia which is one of the precursors needed to make Krokodil. Essentially (IMO) these kids are getting hooked on the weaker over the counter shit and when they run out of money/ need a stronger high for less money they turn to this devil of a drug to get their fix and it ends up stealing their lives right up from under them.

May these poor souls find respite and get over this challenge (addiction) before it's too late.


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amejia0 wrote:


Potentsaliva wrote:

What a interesting concept, someone could make a pretty good story out of this.


It's horrible but the media already probably had a field day with this.

I'm of the opinion that if someone wants to end their suffering they should have the right to do it of their own will. I do not believe that anybody should be "pulling the strings" from the background and controlling the other person in a very volatile period of their lives. Most of the time people are a bit impulsive when it comes to "the final solution". And having some asshole fuck face egging you on and telling you that its the right thing to do is just cancer in the literal sense.

I don't blame the poor souls that fall for this challenge, I blame the predatory bitch ass mofo's who prey on these poor souls.


I was thinking more along the lines of using the blue whale idea for a literary work of fiction. I think it could be a potentially useful story component for some dark themed story.
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Potentsaliva wrote:


amejia0 wrote:


Potentsaliva wrote:

What a interesting concept, someone could make a pretty good story out of this.


It's horrible but the media already probably had a field day with this.

I'm of the opinion that if someone wants to end their suffering they should have the right to do it of their own will. I do not believe that anybody should be "pulling the strings" from the background and controlling the other person in a very volatile period of their lives. Most of the time people are a bit impulsive when it comes to "the final solution". And having some asshole fuck face egging you on and telling you that its the right thing to do is just cancer in the literal sense.

I don't blame the poor souls that fall for this challenge, I blame the predatory bitch ass mofo's who prey on these poor souls.


I was thinking more along the lines of using the blue whale idea for a literary work of fiction. I think it could be a potentially useful story component for some dark themed story.


That is indeed interesting and has potential for a story line/part of your plot. It is of course only interesting/of use when discussing it in terms of fiction. When that line is crossed it comes with a multitude of negative implications. Many of which include the annihilation of our fellow peers, as well as the brightness from the burning spotlight being shined upon us.
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Posted 7/23/17 , edited 7/23/17

Ejanss wrote:


And the Cinnamon challenge, and the Cold-Water Shower challenge, and anything else kids want fame for by jumping onto everyone else's viral trend.
At least with the Frozen Pole challenge, all you risk losing is a tongue.



I had to look these challenges up....

On the opposite side, i think there are challenges where you will find money at the end (treasure hunting?)? I think people should do these challenges more often
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amejia0 wrote:
Dude opiate addictions are the devil incarnate.

Really these poor souls trade off their lives for a cheap and quick high knowing full well that the average Krokodil user has an average lifespan of 2 years...


2 Years....

Lets let that sink in for a while...

I pity them and the state of addiction they are currently in. The sad part is Codeine is legal over the counter in russia which is one of the precursors needed to make Krokodil. Essentially (IMO) these kids are getting hooked on the weaker over the counter shit and when they run out of money/ need a stronger high for less money they turn to this devil of a drug to get their fix and it ends up stealing their lives right up from under them.


And someone managed to make opiates even worse by including corrosive chemicals in the cook off, ugh.

Russia already has a massive problem with alcoholism. They don't need something to kill themselves with even faster.

Its worth noting Russia has a teenage suicide rate three times higher than the world average and it looks like half of all suicides there are related to alcoholic abuse. So literal flesh eating drugs aren't going to help. ><


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