I used to know this guy who had a manic wannabe Hunter S. Thompson youth that I caught the trailing edge of. He survived himself and got normal, and I got lots of good-yet-sometimes-terrifying stories to tell. One of them I was retelling many years ago involved him staggering up the basement steps of the house he was living in to scare his more straightlaced housemates into tottering off to the liquor store for more fuel for the raunchy drug-fest he was hosting downstairs. At first they refused but he cowed them into obedience by pulling out a razor blade and proceeding to carve "FUCK YOU" into his own chest in front of them.
I saw the scars - he'd gotten through the "FUC" if I remember correctly.
Anyway, I was telling that one to a more jaded group a while later and one guy laughs and offers, completely reasonably, that he'd've wanted the whole phrase, and proper punctuation to boot. After all, a threat's not a threat if you don't feel threatened, and self-harm can really only hurt the self.
So then there's these guys.
Anyone want to start up #sendmorethread with me?