The Archetypal Angst of Nick Collision – Episode 236
When we last met saw our hero, he was sitting in front of his computer. As a matter of fact, just about anytime we see our hero, he is sitting in front of his computer. He had just been kicked off of an IRC channel because of a nick collision. “Nick Collision”, Nick thought. What a wonderful pseudonym for a super hacker.
Meanwhile off in another part of cyberspace, Nick struck up a discussion about angst. He had posted to a blog, talking about ‘Teen Angst’, but the Spam Filter wouldn’t allow the word ‘Teen’, so he had to change his message to ‘Adolescent Angst’.
One person commented, “It's taken me more than 40 years to learn that none of my personal feelings aren't universal.”
“Ah, yes,” Nick though, “Archetypal Angst… Every bit of angst that I have had, someone else has already had similar angst… The angst of the Hero”
Over in another section of the synchronous portion of Cyberspace, Nick found a message pointing to this news article: “People flock to online journal after 16-year-old's arraignment”.
The story starts off with a quote from a LiveJournal:"Just to let everyone know, my mother was murdered." Well, if that is archetypal adolescent angst, at least it is atypical. The story went on to talk about the "My Crappy Life -- The Inside Look of an Insane Life.''. The sixteen year old has been arraigned as an accomplice to her mother’s murder. To the denizens of cyberspace, it has attracted attention similar to the attention the “Scott Peterson” verdict has brought to dwellers in TV land.
Shaking his head, Nick looked for something a little more upbeat. The bidding ended on Virgin Mary In Grilled Cheese NOT A HOAX ! LOOK & SEE !. This has been talked about extensively in the blogosphere. Nick checked Technorati. At the time of the checking, “Virgin Mary In Grilled Cheese” had been blogged about 1148. “This will be 1149” Nick thought to himself.
Relieved to see that atypical archetypal adolescent angst is not overrunning faith in miracles, which is probably a miracle in and of itself, Nick sighed a sigh of relief and posted his blog entry.
Tune in next week when….