Luka collaboration – An idea
We spend so much time on this obsession. We might as well do something worthwhile with our time. The idea has been mentioned briefly in discussion groups a few times, but it has recently taken a new form in my mind due to recent discussions with some fellow Luka supporters. We all know that eventually many books will be written about this case, about Luka, his life, his childhood and his psychology. There will probably even be books written on the Luka fandom phenomenon. I know of at least one person who mentioned plans to do so. But what if a book could be written by all of us? Our collective knowledge of Luka, and our unique perspective of strong empathy, could make a fairly extensive collection of thoughts, ideas, and research. If we have any actual psychologists in this lot they could add an interesting analysis as well.
As I have been trying to document the evolution of this obsession and attempting to understand what underlies it at each step along the way, there are also those who are dedicated to researching and preserving the larger-than-life online presence of Luka Magnotta, be that through screen captures, catalogued collections of links, collecting hundreds of photos, or through setting up mirror sites to ensure the perpetual availability of all the information Luka posted online. We all play our roles. There’s even the media who started this whole sensation with their sensationalism, and who still provide us a little insight, through their analysis of the Luka fandom phenomenon. Everyone interested in this case shares much of the information they find or thoughts they have online. Why not put those efforts to some greater purpose? Between simply fawning over Luka’s beauty to taking the time to explain your point of view on why Luka does not deserve fans, we run the full gamut, but each serve a purpose. The more we share, the more we talk about, the more we are able to glean a little window into his world. The more theories we bounce off each other, the more we figure about what makes Luka tick and the underlying meanings of things he’s said and done.
I would venture a guess that if we structure ourselves in an organized manner, brainstorm collectively and divvy up tasks, we could pump out a large volume of Luka info in far less time than a usual biographical writer. Luka has given us the power by living his life online. Groupthink combined with a vast availability of resources could make for a comprehensive collection in years less than it would take one writer to research and write about this case. In many of my posts, I’ve already touched on so many topics that could be thoroughly explored in chapters of a book, from identity to internet addiction to anxiety, and the discussions that have ensued already provide a look at differing perspectives on these issues. I know of at least 3 tentative book outlines floating around out there; if we all get together and share, we could merge these into one huge Encyclopedia Magnottica. I have at least one other person on board already and we’re doing this with our without you guys, but I truly believe the more minds and perspectives we put into this, the better our product will be. If there’s enough interest, maybe we’ll start a private wiki as a basis of our collaboration; it will be our “boardroom” where we meet to discuss this project and make it come to fruition. Anyone interested in contributing in any way, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We support you Luka!