H.C. is a first-year student at USC studying in Annenberg. Haley grew up in Denver Colorado and is familiar with certain Colorado legends. She also has an important and unique point of view, since she is a Millennial, which seems to be the most “out-there” and transformative generation we have seen thus far. Because of this, she is a perfect informant, as she holds a modern and up-to-date perspective. All interviews were held in a study-room on campus.
H.C. : “I actually encountered this today while I was on Facebook in the form of a comment. This is a perfect example of what I was going to talk to you about. I don’t get them so much anymore, but I used to receive texts like this, like, every day in middle school. They used to absolutely terrify me, but now that I’m older, I realize how silly they are. Here is what I’m talking about…”
The following text was copied and pasted directly from the said Facebook comment:
I’m so sorry. Keep reading on, or die tonight a exactly
is based on a TRUE STORY! Once there
girl named Marry. Her mother couldn’t
crying, so she decided it was time for her
buried her baby alive in her back yard.
buried her she could still hear Marry
So she dug her back up and stabbed her
time in the arm,
and buried her again. Marry cried harder,
but a few
hours later it stopped. At exactly 12:42,
She bleed to death. Now her sprite
world. When your sleeping, she stabs
arm and watches you bleed to death.
that’s how she got the name “Bloody
Marry” this is the true story
of her. She wants everyone to feel her
felt. Apparently, if you re-post This isn’t
Apparently, if you copy and paste this to
comments in the next ten minuets you
best day of your life tomorrow. You will
either get kissed or asked out, if you
this chain you will
see a little dead girl in your room tonight.
In the next
53 minuets someone will say I love you
to 12 other comments you will have the
best day of
your life tomorrow. But if you break this
chain you die
at exactly 12:42 tonight by Bloody Marry.
Don’t believe me? You’ll see not taking
I used to receive these texts all the time, and I’m really glad H.C. pointed this out because I forgot how relevant it was to my younger-self. I was terrified, just like Haley. It’s really funny, actually, because you can seemingly equate one’s maturity level or even intelligence level by who chooses to forward these chain messages. The basic premise is simple: Forward this message or else something bad will happen to you or someone you love! The messages are usually full of grammar errors and ridiculous fallacies. Obviously, it is impossible to trace the origin of who created these messages, but in my opinion, the original creators did so in order to get a rise out of an audience and possibly see how far their message can spread. Spoiler alert: they spread fast and far!