In the wee small hours of the morning, they do not sit alone in a bar weeping into their beers.
Typing away on their computer keyboards, sending and receiving messages on their screens, they are in a place beyond meditation.
ZZ5, who claimed interests in art, public speaking, writing and politics, was so proud of her ability in BSing that she had noted it on a high school information card. During the trial, ZZ5 testified that after Jovanovic drove her from her dorm to have dinner on the night of November 21, 1996, she willingly accompanied him home to his small New York apartment. She sat next to him, looking at photos in an art book and watching a video that they had discussed in their e-mail--works whose imagery included still lifes of cut-up corpses, and scenes of hideously maimed live people in various stages of torture.
They also continued their "fascinating" discussion of other topics from e-mail: dismemberment, Jeffrey Dahmer, sci-fi creatures devouring each other during intercourse, good and evil, the danger of contracting AIDS and other diseases from unprotected sex, schizophrenia, self-defense, and more.
For the next 20 hours, she said, he gagged and choked her, burned her with hot candle wax, bit her breasts until they bled, beat her with a black wood karate-type club on her legs and genital area, and sodomized her by inserting the club or his penis into her anus.
She delayed seeking medical help for the supposedly painful aftermath of her ordeal for several days. "Quite bruised mentally and physically, but never been so happy to be alive, now if I'm happy simply because I'm not dead, well, some may question that. [William] Burroughs best sums my state, saying something about rotting eggs or rotting cheese, the taste is so overpoweringly delicious, and at the same time, quite nausiating so that one will eat and puke and eat and puke until collapsing from exhaustion." "As happy as ever, and with renewed enthusiasm for life," she wrote in her last note.
Conclusive physical evidence in the case was lacking.
The DA treated Jovanovics e-mail as fact, but chalked up that of the victim to playful fantasy and a love of language.
As a result, she survived her ordeal virtually (to make a bad pun) unscathed.
Otherwise they move on."Out of this often-kinky culture arose the celebrated cybersex trial, New York's first Internet-related sexual assault case.