One of our classmates from way back, Praphycyst, has been always full of political fury on Facebook. His Red Lantern level of rage was apparent not just in his posts but also in his comments on news sites which, for some reason, always pop up on my feed at 9 pm. For years he has been a source of wonder, morbid fascination, and guilty elation among my close friends. His comments have reached such levels of absurdity and tangentiality that we started wondering if he was a paid troll. Not that we think of him as any less of a person if he were a rank-and-file troll paid to spew lies and spread enmity. Okay maybe we do. But we also understand that we all have to make a living, and especially in this economy nobody is in any position to judge. You can film yourself stepping on a stuffed panda while moaning provocatively as though your ass is stuffed with an extra-large butt plug placed on extreme vibrate, and upload it on your Only Fans account, and if it pays for your critical illness insurance premium then hats off to you for finding your niche.

In the past few weeks Praphy has started posting messages of hate crafted on a black artsy background with purple skulls and all, and the messages seemed to be directed at one particular person. There was no context, so we were quite puzzled. But it seemed to us like it involved a bit of money. A few days later his account disappeared all of a sudden. We found him in Messenger with a green dot, so it would seem that he has merely deactivated his Facebook account. We went to the Facebook accounts of the two people who always seemed to be liking his political posts, and these two people were merely posting about their kids’ daily misadventures, as if their ally has not disappeared off the face of the planet.

What happened to Praphycyst, I asked Namtab Pots, Ruth Marx, and Jason Jerus. Did the MAFIA vote him out? Was he a double agent all this time, and his cover has just been exposed? Was he supposed to make a Platinum-level quota, but someone cheated him out of it, so he got stuck in Sapphire? We need you back in our lives, Praphycyst! Come back!

Update May 1, 2021: he came back, as vicious as ever.

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3 replies

  1. While a huge chunk of me is of the belief that he rightfully got what he deserved, part of me pities him for having to sell out just to sell out his integrity to put food on the table. But then again, he chose that path.


  2. Yes, well-deserved indeed!

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