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Meet 90 Day Jane. I came across the link to her blog via Rowena.

This is what it says on her profile:

I am going to kill myself in 90 days. What else should i say? This blog is not a cry for help or even to get attention. It’s simply a public record of my last 90 days in existence. I’m not depressed and nothing extremely horrible has lead me to this decision. But, does it really have to? I mean, as an atheist I feel life has no greater purpose.

My generation has had no great depression, no great war and our biggest obstacle is beating Halo 3. So, if I feel like saying “game over”, why can’t I? Anyway, I hope you enjoy my thoughts as the clock runs out. Also, if blogspot takes this down before i’m gone just go to www.90dayjane.com. Please don’t attempt to “help” me. If you want to truly help, please send me ideas on how to do the deed. thx-Jane

Not sure what to think really. If it’s not an attention thing, then why blog about it? And why leave the comments open?

If this is about calling attention onto herself, well, she’s getting it. In spades. Her last post got 439 comments, but I can’t bring myself to read any of them. Life’s too damn short.

I may come across as a little unsympathetic, but how totally self-indulgent can a person be to want to write about the days leading up to her proposed suicide, on a public blog? Wouldn’t it have been easier to just buy a personal diary? I just hope nobody reading her posts gets the same idea.

I imagine that at the end of the 90 days, she’ll just start another blog elsewhere. It’s not like we’ll ever know, whether or not she did the deed. All she has to do is stop posting. Unless of course she does top herself, and the papers get hold of the news. In which case, the government will ostensibly call for network sites like Blogger to police the people who blog with them more effectively. Like it’s their fault that there are crazy folks roaming the internet.

Whatever happened to the good old days of keeping things like planning a suicide, private?

I blame Gisele Bundchen.

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  • Kim
    February 12
    6:03 pm

    You are right Karen….WTF is the only words I have. That is strangest thing I have ever seen, and in my line of work, law enforcement, I have seen alot.

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  • Shelby
    February 12
    6:21 pm

    Jesus.

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  • I’d think an atheist would have even more reason not to kill herself; this is all you get šŸ˜€

    I think it must be bullshit. Someone looking for attention, or feeling really superior, in a “look what I can do” or “see how I got all these people believing this” way.

    If it’s true, and she goes through with it — that’s just sad. There are people out there suffering from true depression and who need serious help. This just seems to trivialize them, and the tragedy of suicide.

    I’m hoping that using IPs or whatever, authorities can find out who it is and either shut down if this is a joke, or get her help — whatever needs to be done.

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  • She’s using a proxy server (check her out at Whois.net and GoDaddy). My educated guess is this is a hoax. Gotta give whoever is pulling it credit – they’re reeling in the visits and fetching the email addresses via blogs, websites and profiles left there.
    ~Capo

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  • V.
    February 12
    6:39 pm

    Whatever happened to the good old days of keeping things like planning a suicide, private?

    They ended when that news reporter shot herself on air in the 1970s.

    Can’t recall her name, but she was giving the news and then wam, she takes out a gun and blows her brains out live.

    Maybe this Jane will tape and youtube herself and then we’ll all be sorry for doubting her word.

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  • azteclady
    February 12
    9:39 pm

    I wonder what the Urban Legends page has to say (seems to be down right now, or at least, I can’t take a look myself from some reason)

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  • This is some disturbing shit. Suicide is a coward’s way. This blog is sick and sad. Life is something beautiful and letting the world know you are going to murder yourself is disgusting. I am appalled and sickened.
    Why 90 days though?

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  • Indida
    February 12
    9:46 pm

    I have seen one of these blogs before. It was a few years ago, though. The person on the last one I saw, just stopped blogging without a final goodbye. Supposedly the family took the blog down. I guess that was supposed to be the confirmation.

    There were these people who would comment and beg the person to get help and so forth. I just checked it every now and then. There was no deadline on hers. One day she just stopped.

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  • Christine Chubbuck was the reporter.

    And dayum that Giselle.

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  • Giselle has been awful busy lately, first she caused the Patriots to lose, then she started creating havoc in romance land, now she’s responsible for this suicide blog. Damn her.

    Getting back to this blog, it’s probably a hoax if someone really really wanted to die they would just do it instead of documenting it on a blog. Despite what 90 day Jane says, this is a total cry for attention.

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  • To steal Karen’s phrase, I can’t be arsed to go check out this blog~all in all, it’s a disturbing idea, whether or not it’s for real.

    Sad, sad, sad.

    And Meljean…*G*

    Iā€™d think an atheist would have even more reason not to kill herself; this is all you get

    That’s a different way of looking at it. šŸ˜‰

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  • MB (Leah)
    February 13
    12:41 am

    If this is a joke, it’s pretty sick. My best friend’s father blew his brains out in the living room leaving the mess for his son or wife to find, which the son did. On top of that he left a huge financial mess for them to clean up and a lot of unanswered questions. It’s a very selfish thing to do.

    Then another friend’s son killed himself in her basement for her to find.

    What both of these friends went through was agonizing because they are all asking the same thing, what could I have done and how did I miss this.

    If this person is really intending to do it, then maybe she should tell her family and people that care about her right to their face why she is checking out so that they can say what they have to say before she does that. At least have the guts to do that and face the people who love you first.

    I won’t go to the blog though, I have better things to do.

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  • azteclady
    February 13
    12:54 am

    I just emailed snopes.com, see if they have heard anything about it. ‘Cause I’m a cynical so-and-so, and remember clearly a couple of other really long term hoaxes, like this: http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/hoaxes/kaycee.asp

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  • Damn that Gisele!! I think we need ole “W” to pull troops out of Iraq and get after that damn bitch! She’s the real reason the US is in such bad shape.

    As for the site, like others have said, I am sure it’s a hoax.

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  • Chiming in with the probably-a-hoax crowd. LOL after nearly a decade online, every time I hear about a suicide attempt, I am tempted to ask a logistical question like, “So where should I send flowers for the funeral?” just to watch the many and varied ways people weasel out of answering that question.

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  • The email from “the casting and development” team? Read really fake to me. That said, it’s disturbing to read this blog because she writes it in a very logical style. I didn’t read all the entries but there wasn’t a hint of angst or emo that I could point to as a sign asking for help.

    Also, the fact that her blog was so quickly found within days of the first posting seem very suspicious. If it were fake, the writer probably posted a “OMG look at this blog!” message on some popular site. Where did your friend get her link from, Karen?

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  • My first thought was that some university student is doing a study to about people’s reaction to someone making a statement like this in a public forum like a blog and then recording and categorizing all the responses.

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  • Whether this is a hoax or not, it definitely sounds like a cry for attention. Hopefully if she does intend to really commit suicide, she can get the help she needs. If it’s a hoax I hope it doesn’t turn out like the “Kaycee” hoax axtexlady posted about.

    I know often suicide can leave grieving, broken families and friends left behind to pick up the pieces but I can’t see suicide as an inherently selfish act. People commit suicide for a wide variety of reasons and under a wide variety of circumstances, contexts, and psychological mindsets. I honestly can’t believe that the decision to commit suicide would be taken lightly by anyone. Perhaps there are a few naive fools out there who have done it without stopping to fully think about the consequences of their actions, but I can’t judge even them for it.

    I don’t mean to turn this into a big philosophical debate but I just feel very strongly that it is unfair and belitting to label all suicides as inherently selfish.

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