When I was 16 I joined a LARP(live action role playing). It was easily one of the best things I did as a teenager because it kept me in great shape, was a nice creative outlet, and I got to meet a lot of interesting people. Despite how silly it looks, there are a ton of injuries, and the people who play are not always your stereotypical nerds. There were lots of ex cons, drifter types, drug addicts, psychonaughts, swingers, satanists, you name it. It attracted all of society's outcasts. In the game you can achieve titles. I wanted to be a knight, which took years. Soon after joining the game I became friends with a knight who took me on as his squire. I would fight with him a lot and go to his house constantly. It was not unusual to stay at his house 2-3 times a week just to hang out. A teen boy hanging out with a guy in his 30s was strange, but he was very social and people were over at his house all the time. He was always happy and friendly. He was always perverted, but nothing beyond constant dirty jokes, things of that nature. He also had an asian fetish, and when I began to date the only asian girl in all of Tennessee he started inviting us over constantly and went from perverted to downright creepy. I could tell that when it came to his sexuality, his reality was warped and he had some serious issues. I quickly started to distance myself from him, and my girlfriend told him that he was creeping her out and she needed some distance from him too. Because his warped reality, he decided to follow up by inviting my girlfriend to go on vacation with him, me not included, and to think of him when she masturbated. What the fuck? As soon as I heard I drove to his house and formally ended my squireship and friendship with him. That was the only time I've ever seen him afraid and angry. Then today I see this: http://www.newschannel5.com/story/14433868/police-man-used-role-playing-game-to-prey-on-kids I'm absolutely shocked that I spent a decent part of my adolescence with a child rapist. I was friends with a truly evil person.