attack the gas station!

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(1 of 2) Nico almost has a panic attack when he sees a handful of cops at the gas station. "Why did we not think to stock the car with food before I fled that house like a damn criminal?" Nico rants to Jason as he slides down into his seat. What if Persephone calls the cops? What if she says he's a run away or claims he did something to her and then ran? What if.. "Dude! I can practically see your head spinning; stop freaking out!" Jason comments...

(2 of 2) “They’re probably getting breakfast too. This place has the best biscuits. Just stay here, I’ll get the stuff and be right back.” He went to get out of the car but ducked back in at the last second, “Try not to draw attention to yourself; just in case” he added with a smile Nico figured should have been reassuring…

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Nico let out a shaky breath and hunched up his shoulders, trying to be as small and invisible as possible. That was when he felt it, the feeling of elation and relief that twisted his gut in a good way. Nico looked down as his arm as the picture began to take shape. A smile made its way onto his face, everything is going to be okay now, that was what the birds seemed to be saying to him. Nico grabbed the sharpie from earlier and scrawled out a quick message on his arm, I’m not out of the woods yet. There was nothing else he could say, he didn’t know if the cops inside the gas station were looking for him, if Persephone would come after him, he had no idea what his future held for him, but he still held out hope that everything would turn out okay in the end.

“Never forget” is the phrase used when remembering the 9/11 attacks, but it’s frustrating because it’s hard to forget when such a tragic event is constantly evoked to hate on brown/Muslim bodies. 

I remember the day the towers came down vividly, but I also remember the quick aftermath. I remember hearing about the Sikh man who was shot at a gas station days after the attack, about the sudden hostility towards anyone who looked remotely “Muslim”. 

I remember my dad telling me how, as he traveled for business every week, he was stopped at the airport every 10 minutes. He was profiled and questioned. 

I remember my brother coming home upset after a couple of boys in the neighborhood had chased him down the street, screaming “terrorist”. 

I remember my dad telling me to be extremely careful about what I said online, that surely the FBI was already watching us (it was a joke, but I could see the flicker of fear in his eyes). 

My mom still won’t let my brother do any kind of delivery job, scared that he might get shot. 

I am still constantly profiled whenever I fly, even with my blue-green hair and eclectic fashion….simply because I’m brown.

And this is all tame. It pales in comparison to the hundreds of thousands of innocent lives lost in a war against those who had no part in the attack. 

The truth is, some of us CAN’T forget. We’re not allowed. 

#101: Attack the Gas Station!  (Juyuso seubgyuksageun)
dir. Kim Sang-Jin, 1999 |


I don’t even know what to say. This is fantastically ridiculous… This doesn’t do any of the three justice, but it makes me think of a Looney Tunes-style Clockwork Orange. The story and characterisation are pretty cool; better than I was expecting at first. Neat cinematography, too.

Crime and Punishment Movie Weekend: Attack the Gas Station!

Movie: Attack the Gas Station! (1999)

Country: South Korea

Starring: Lee Sung Jae (Gu Family Book), Yu Oh Seong (Faith), Kang Seong Jin, Yoo Ji Tae, and Park Yeong Gyu (Protect the Boss; I Do, I Do)

Synopsis: Four thugs rob a gas station because they are bored just days after robbing it the first time. They take people hostage after they can’t get money from the register and start selling gas and keeping the cash. Shenanigans ensue. Eventually, they piss off the wrong people. More hijinks.

Admin B’s rating: 4/5

This one falls under the crime part of crime and punishment… Review with some spoilers below.

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British 55th (West Lancashire) Division troops blinded by a gas attack, await treatment at an Advanced Dressing Station near Bethune during the Battle of Estaires, Nord-Pas-de-Calais on the 10th of April 1918, part of the German offensive in Flanders.
The bandages were normally water-soaked to provide a rudimentary form of pain relief to the eyes of casualties before they reached more organized medical help.