Whatever’s driving Smythe to sacrifice everything to be with that sociopath, the story (including the all-too-predictable ending) just left me sad. The choice of Elle’s stylist that you mention also seemed gratuitously cruel.
Shkreli’s cult of one. How… lame.
I’m glad I came across this. Now I know there is at least one person who makes worse choices in life than I do.
Book deal may have been primary motivation for the ‘romance’. Actually wanting to get jiggy with the convict? Who cares?
Why the fuck do people do this?
If you mean why do people start “relationships” with prison inmates, I figure it’s an escalation of the workplace crushes that a lot of people cultivate. Sometimes you have emotional needs or impulses that you can’t get rid of, but which you can’t (or wouldn’t want to) pin on a real person, so instead you attach them to a relationship that can never be real.
Sometimes a secret fantasy life with Steve from accounting can be a healthy way to process feelings, but of course it can reach unhealthy levels too. I would suggest that if you’re practising signing your last name as “Manson” or “Shkreli”, it may be time to refocus on real life.
“I was so angry at the establishment, and people who wouldn’t let me tell my story in the book” - no, she was angry that they wouldn’t pay for her story.
Also Shkreli has already discarded her as no longer useful.
I think that there is probably a big queue behind you, and that’s just counting Trump and BREXIT Voters.
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