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The End of Innocence

Dustin Gorton spent the morning of April 19th filming the The Breakfast Run video (entitled by the two “American Dream) with his 3rd period Video production class partner, Dylan Klebold.  The video was to start off with Dylan hastily dashing away from a house (presumably Eric Jackson’s) and into Dustin’s classic car. They rrush off down to Burger King for a quick bite on the way to school as Eric Jackson films Dustin driving and Dylan as the passenger from the backseat vantage point as Americana by The Offspring plays on the radio. (I wouldn’t doubt that they planned to use the song for their final product). 

The very next morning, on 4/20, Dustin’s *video production partner never shows up for class to present their video. Dustin mentions in his recent reflection (see below) that he was complaining about his missing partner during A lunch as the Columbine massacre begins to interrupt like a shock wave rippling over the cafeteria.  Dustin finds himself in survival mode as he yanks his friends down under a cafeteria table and instinctively assumes the role of “leader” trying to find a way to help his friends to safety and some scattered into the kitchen area.  He and his friend Brett manage to hide in a bathroom and the two get separated which also panics Dustin greatly until they reunite in a massive bear hug and tears of relief just outside. 

Dustin wrote about the powerful impact Columbine had on him, how it changed and effected his life greatly. He reflects on the ‘before’, on how 18 years ago just hours before the massacre, he realizes what an innocent, naive “fool” of a kid he was. And in the blink of an eye in one hour of great devastation, his life and way of thinking about himself in relation to others - and what is truly important and matters the most in life above the minutia - had been irreparably altered forever.

This was written by Dustin Gorton (driver in Breakfast Run vid & friend of Eric & Dylan) this past 4/20:

Everyone wants to talk about anniversaries.
Births… Deaths… Relationships… Businesses… Friendships…
One year. Five years. Ten years. Fifteen years. Twenty years. Twenty Five years. Fifty years.

Okay. So here is me caving. I’ll talk about an anniversary.

18 years ago.

18 years ago I was 18 years old… I was an adult by the legal standard of society. I was a child by the standards of what I know today. I had no idea of how fragile and precious life is. I had no idea of how much love I would come to offer the world. I had no idea what true friendship was. I had no idea what was truly important in life. I had no idea that my life was just beginning.

I just as equally had no idea that my life could just as easily end…

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Behind the Scenes of Planet of the Dead - Part Five

Excerpts from Benjamin Cook’s set report in DWM 408:

On Valentine’s Day in the desert, what could possibly be more romantic than an oversized fly waving a gun at a lady in a catsuit? It’s hard to think of anything, isn’t it?

It’s our final day filming in the UAE [United Arab Emirates], and veteran Doctor Who monster performer Paul Kasey has arrived to play Sorvin the Tritovore. “The head is operated by remote control,” he explains, “which Neill [Gorton, prosthetics designer] is operating off camera.” Isn’t that disconcerting for Paul? “You get a sense of what’s happening. Over the years, I’ve begun to recognize the different motor sounds.”

So, Sorvin marches the Doctor and Christina, at gunpoint, toward his crashed Tritovore spaceship - presently a green screen pinned against the double-decker bus. “Can you still see where you’re going, Paul?” asks James [Strong, director]

But he can’t. “There’s your mark, Paul,” says David [Tennant], guiding his captor. “HEY, PAUL?!!!”

Meanwhile, just out of shot, Daniel Kaluuya [who plays Barclay] is relieving himself on a tuft of shrubbery. “I know I shouldn’t look,” giggles Victoria Alcock [who plays Angela], “but I can’t help it.”

“I’m letting it grow, man,” insists Daniel. “Giving it a chance. They’ll call this the Kaluuya tree.”

David is more focused on his shades. “I’ve had my sunglasses on again,” he tells make-up man Steve Smith. The specs leave a slight mark on the bridge of his nose, requiring a retouch.

“Not again!” sighs Steve.

“Well, it’s bright,” David grins, “and I look cool in them.”

However, the sun soon starts setting. James wants to squeeze in one final shot: David and Michelle running down the hill, carrying the clamps from the Tritovore spaceship. On the take, Michelle trips, tumbling arse over tip. “Sorry, sorry, sorry,” she flinches, getting up and dusting herself down.

“She managed to make even that look dramatic and well-handled,” David points out.

“Phwoar, I wouldn’t mind being the sand beneath Michelle,” mutters someone who will remain nameless.

“I can’t believe how fast David runs,” Michelle admits, “but then I’m Lady Christina; the Doctor should be a bit faster than me. I guess she’s a fantasy figure, with her catsuit and backpack, but also she’s real in that she’s not flawless. She’s not Wonder Woman.”

Other parts of this set:  [ one ] [ two ] [ three ] [ four ] [ six ] [ seven ]
[ Masterlist of all Doctor Who Behind-the-Scenes Photosets ]

anonymous asked:

Is that Chris Morris by nate???

Yes, likely Chris Morris. His signature look was wearing a beret.  Dustin Gorton is on the left of Nate.

I wouldn’t doubt if Nate decided not to sit next to Dylan because of Eric and the whole Kristi Epling triangle.  Plus, Nate was no fan of Brooks Brown.

When  the shooting started, Dustin Gorton was having lunch with his buddy, Brett Kostalnick, in the cafeteria. With about a half dozen other students, the two ducked into the bathroom and waited for nearly two hours before making a break for it. During the escape, they became separated. “That’s when I got scared, really scared,” said Dustin, who didn’t realize that Brett had gone to help others. For 45 minutes, Dustin waited with rescuers outside, fearing the worst. When he finally spotted his friend he ran to give him a hug. It was something he’d never done before, but in the days after the shooting, the two hugged whenever they saw each other - glad to be friends, glad to be still alive.

anonymous asked:

In dylans journal where he writes "in 26.5 hours i will be dead" (something along those lines) do you think he wrote that before or after the breakfast run?

Dylan wrote this probably around the last 10 minutes of Calculus class (approximately 9:15-9:25 am) on April 19th - before filming the Breakfast Run with Dustin Gorton and Eric Jackson.  Dylan had 3rd Period off since he dropped Philosophy Class in January..

“Port of Entry Elevation” Adrian Gorton

The entry land is always a crucial part to the overall theme park experience, and when it fails, you always will know. However, when it succeeds, you actually may NOT know because it has done its job so well. As we’ve mentioned, one of our favorite entries is Port of Entry in Islands of Adventure at Universal Orlando Resort. As described by creative director Adrian Gorton, the area was designed so that anyone from any culture can walk in and say, “Hey, that’s where I’m from!” He and his team incorporated dozens of styles and motifs from cultures around the world to make it an inherently relatable environment. With the reliability factor strong, guests unconsciously become immersed, and, eventually, overcome with a sense of adventure.

Art ©️Universal Creative

Books About  Trans Men and Transition

I have tried to collect a comprehensive list of both fiction and non-fiction books that are about trans men or have trans men in them. Despite a lot of research I’m sure I have missed some. If you know of a book that should be on the list please let me know. As a disclaimer I have not read all of these books and cannot speak to how well or poorly they represent trans men. 

Fiction 

A Boy Like Me by Jennie Wood

Albert Nobbs by George Moore

Beautiful Music for Ugly Children by Kirstin Cronn-Mills

Becoming Alec by Darwin S. Ward 

Busy by Elio Knox

Chasing Death Metal Dreams by Kaje Harper 

F2M: The Boy Within by Hazel Edwards and Ryan Kennedy 

Holding Still for as Long as Possible by Zoe Whittall 

I am J by Cris Beam 

I Know Very Well How I Got My Name by Elliot DeLine

If We Shadows by D.E Atwood

Lost Boi by Sassafras Lowry 

Morgan in the Mirror by C.C. Saint-Clair

Parrot Fish by Ellen Wittlinger 

Portside by Elyan Smith

Refuse by Elliot DeLine

Sacred Country by Rose Tremain 

Something Beautiful by Andrew Jericho 

Some of the Parts by T. Cooper

Stone Butch Blues: A Novel by Leslie Feinberg 

The Art of Being Normal by Lisa Williamson

The Best Boy Every Made by Rachel Eliason

The Collection: Short Fiction from the Transgender Vanguard edited by Tom Leger and Riley MacLeod 

Transparency by Ethan Stone and Sara York

Trumpet by Jackie Kay

Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan 

Wandering Son by Takako Shimura 

Where No One Knows by Jo Ramsey 

Non-Fiction: General 

Balancing on the Mechitza: Transgender in Jewish Community by Noach Dzmura 

Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out by Susan Kuklin 

Blue Water Dreams by Dena Hankins 

Body Alchemy: Transsexual Portraits by Loren Cameron 

Female-to-Male Transgender People’s Experiences in Australia: A National Study by Tiffany Jones, Andrea del Pozo de Bolger, Tinashe Dune, Amy Lykins, and Gail Hawkes 

Finding Masculinity: Female to Male Transition in Adulthood edited by Alexander Walker and Emmett J.P. Lundberg

From the Inside Out: Radical Gender Transformation, FtM and Beyond edited by Morty Diamond

FTM: Female-to-Male Transsexuals in Society by Aaron Devor

How Beautiful the Ordinary: Twelve Stories of Identity edited by Michael Cart

In a Queer Time and Place: Transgender Bodies, Subcultural Lives by J. Jack Halberstam 

Just One of the Guys?: Transgender Men and the Persistence of Gender Inequality by Kristen Schilt

Letters to my Brothers: Transitional Wisdom in Retrospect edited by Megan M. Rohrer

Manning Up: Transsexual Men on Finding Brotherhood, Family, and Themselves edited by Zander Keig & Mitch Kellaway

Self-Made Men: Identity and Embodiment among Transsexual Men by Henry Rubin 

Sex Changes: The Politics of Transgenderism by Patrick Califia-Rice 

Sons of the Movement: FtMs Risking Incoherence on a Post-Queer Cultural Landscape by Jean Bobby Noble

The Nearest Exit May Be Behind You by S. Bear Bergman 

The Other Me by Suzanne van Rooyen 

The Transgender Men’s Guide to Life: Coming Out and Socially Transitioning Towards Your True Gender by Leo Castana 

The Transgender Men’s Guide to Life: Decision-Making and Goal-Setting white Transitioning Towards Your True Gender by Leo Castana

The Transgender Men’s Guide to Life: Overcoming Doubt and Negative Thoughts to Begin Transitioning Towards Your True Gender by Leo Castana

Transition and Beyond: Observations on Gender Identity by Reid Vanderburgh 

Trans/Portraits: Voices by Transgender Communities edited by Jackson Wright Shultz 

Transmen and FTMs: Identities, Bodies, Genders and Sexualities by Jason Cromwell

Transitioning Female-to-Male in Australia by Craig Andrews

Non-Fiction: Memoirs & Autobiographies 

A Self Made Man: The Story of a Man Born in a Woman’s Body by Paul Hewitt

Becoming a Visible Man by Jamison Green

Being by Zach Ellis

Both Sides Now: One Man’s Journey Through Womanhood by Dhillon Khosla 

Bumbling into Body Hair: A Transsexual’s Memoir by Everett Maroon 

Dear Sir or Madam by Mark Nicholas Alban Rees 

Emergence: A Transsexual Autobiography by Mario Martino 

In from the Wilderness: Sherman by David E. Weekly 

Labor of Love: The Story of One Man’s Extraordinary Pregnancy by Thomas Beatie 

Just Add Hormones: An Insider’s Guide to the Transsexual Experience by Matt Kailey

Nina Here nor There: My Journey Beyond Gender by Nick Krieger 

Paralian: Not Just Transgender by Liam Klenk 

Real Man Adventures by T. Cooper 

Second Son: Transitioning Toward My Destiny, Love and Life by Ryan Sallans

Some Assembly Requires: The Not-So-Secret Life of a Transgender Teen by Arin Andrews 

Teeny Weenies and Other Short Subjects by Matt Kailey 

The Making of a Man: Notes on Transsexuality by Maxim Februari 

The Testosterone Files: My Hormonal and Social Transition from Female to Male by Max Wolf Valerio

Thoughts Through Transition: The Writings of a Mentor by Sir Ledonvito 

Transition: The Story of How I Became a Man by Chaz Bono

Transman - Bitesize: The Story of a Woman who Became a Man by Rico Paris

Two Truths and a Lie by Scott Turned Schofield 

What Took You So Long? A Girl’s Journey into Mahood by Raymond Thompson

Non-Fiction: Medical Transition 

Hung Jury: Testimonies of Genital Surgery by Transsexual Men edited by Trystan T. Cotton

Masculinizing Hormonal Therapy For the Female to Male Transgendered by Sheila Kirk

Medical Therapy and Health Maintenance for Transgender Men by R. Gorton, J. Buth, and D. Spade. 

The Phallus Palace: Female to Male Transsexuals by Dean Kotula 

Non-Fiction: Family and Relationships 

Gendered Hearts: Transgendered, Transsexual and Gender Variant Writers on Sex, Love, and Relationships edited by Morty Diamond 

The Gender Trap: The Moving Autobiography of Chris and Cathy the World’s First Known Transsexual Parents by Chris Johnson and Cathy Brown

Trans Forming Families: Real Stories about Transgendered Love Ones by Mary Boenke 

The Transgender Child: A Handbook for Families and Professionals by Stephanie Brill and Rachel Pepper

Trans/Love: Radical Sex, Love & Relationships Beyond the Gender Binary edited by Morty Diamond 

Queerly Beloved: A Love Story Across Genders by Diane and Jacob Anderson-Minshall 

What Becomes You by Aaron Raz-Link and Hilda Raz 

Non-Fiction: Trans History 

A Strange Sort of Being: The Transgender Life of Lucy Anne/Joseph Israel Lobdell, 1829-1912 by Bambi L. Lobdell 

Charley’s Choice: The Life and Times of Charley Parkhurst by Fern J. Hill 

From Female to Male: The Life of Jack Bee Garland by Louis Sullivan 

Michael nee Laura: The Story of the World’s First Female to Male Transsexual by Liz Hodgkinson. 

Suits Me: The Double Life of Billy Tipton by Diane Wood Middlebrook

The First Man-Made Man: Love Story of Two Sex Changes, One Love Affair, and a Twentieth-century Medical Revolution by Pagan Kennedy 

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Cool cat Dyl jazzy whistling and snapping those lovely fingers  ..and also the mystery of who exactly said ‘ketchup & cinnaminis’ ..solved. ;)   

Snippet of the Breakfast Run Video - filmed April 19, 1999 - the day before the Columbine massacre.   Dustin Gordon, driver, Dylan Klebold,  jazz whistling co-pilot and Eric Jackson, filming in the back seat,  This is for a “Looking” video production project in which Dylan planned to entitle it ‘American Dream’.  Of course, he’d never submit it seeing as he’d be dead the next day a little after noon..  Subtitles by Miss Everlasting. :)   p.s. Notice how soft Dyl’s voice is and he sort of slurs his words together i.e. “sal’n pepper”