Good Friends and Best Friends Kindred Spirits

I just thought it interesting to note that Dylan remembers Zach Heckler’s birthday in his day planner, enough to mention it - but seemingly not Eric’s.

Dylan writes about Zach Heckler in his journal 7/23/97:

“My best friend ever: the friend who shared, experimented, laughed, took chances with & appreciated me more than any friend ever did has been ordained … “passed on” … in my book. Ever since (Devon) (who I wouldn’t mind killing) has loved him … that’s the only place he’s been with her …if any- one had any idea how sad I am … I mean we were the TEAM. When him & I were friends, well I finally found someone who was like me: who appreciated me & shared very common interests.”.

Dylan writes about Eric Harris in his Diversion Questionnaire Jan ‘98:

“Friends for about 4 years, (scribbled out ? was he considering the word ‘best’ and decided against it?) very good friends.”

Cocktail; starring Reb & VoDkA

“After each mission we get drunk. Not with wimpy beer, we only use hard liquor. Aftershock, Irish Cream, Tequila, Vodka, Whiskey, Rum, and sometimes a few shots of EVERCLEAR. We also sometimes make up our own shooters. And sample others (never try a prarie fire, its killer!)… Soon I will be putting our directions for mixing drinks that we make up. We will put up any good shooter or other drink that we try. So check this place out often.”

From Reb’s website, in which he describes his drinking missions with VoDkA and KiBBz. Quite the mixologists, the three bad boys were consumers of HARD LIQUOR - such as cinnamon flavoured booze and sweet Irish cream liqueurs - ONLY.

Since they never got around to posting their recipes, maybe we should come up with some in their honour?

rebvodkabundyandfriends  asked:

In the Rebel Missons, who were Excaluber, Jester and Imaginos ? I know KIBBz was Zach

 Reb, VoDkA and KiBBz were the only three.participating in the Rebel Missions.

Excalubur (probably correctly spelled Excalibur but butchered by Rebby ;) ), Jester and Imaginos were persons credited under the “Rebel News” section for helping Eric with the construction of his website alongside Dylan (VoDka) and Zack (KiBBz).

“Special thanks to Excaluber, KiBBz, [picture], VoDkA, Jester, and Imaginos for helping make this page happen.”

Jester was Brandon Martine. A 17 yr old that went to Northglenn HS, Westminster, CO.  He met Harris 2 to 4 times to play video games, the last time at Red Rocks Community College in 1998 or 97 but often only had an internet and occasional phone relationship with Eric as opposed to actually meeting up in person. He referred to Eric playing in his ‘clan’ (Reb and VoDka sans Kibbz) against other teams.     

According to Jester himself,  Excalubur was someone that helped Eric with his website a lot but he didn’t go to CHS and he was into martial arts.  But another report suggests that Excalubur worked in the theater department and was friendly with Dylan. Apparently, according to Devon Adams, Excaluber was not thought highly of by E & D.  It’s possible these might be two different persons with the same nickname.

No details on Imaginos other than he helped Eric with his website construction and had a handle that appears to be named after a Blue Oyster Cult album..

anonymous asked:

What kind of dynamic do you think was in the "three musketeers" group(zack+d&e). Zack and Dylan were obviously much better friends than Eric and Zack and even Eric and Dylan at that time. Do you think Eric ever felt left out or was kind off like the friend third wheel? I wonder what Zack did think of Eric, they did have a fall out in the end and what he thought when his best friend started hanging out with Eric a lot, maybe he was to busy with Devon to really care.

Well, Dylan knew Eric longer though since they’d met in Jr. HS. Zack met Dylan in a class in second semester of Freshman year at Columbine High. Eric would come into that adjoining class to talk to Dylan so Zack also met Eric through Dylan. Dylan really ‘clicked’ with Zack as he came to know him and they spent a lot of time together one on one. As Sue had mentioned in her book, both boys were immersed in a love for technology and the two hit rummage sales near Zack’s house and invented a portable phone out of spare parts (before cellular phones hit the market). You know how it is when you get a new friend that your share so many things in common? You just kinda become immersed in that friendship and you can’t get enough a good thing and want to hang out a whole heck of a lot. I feel that’s how it was for Dylan having found Zack. It’s like after all these many years, he felt like he met his kindred personality who understood who he was the best. So, Dylan was hooked on his new friend and spent a lot of time over Zack’s house going swimming at pool parties, BBQs or going boating and other “zany” (as Sue describes) flux of activities constantly going on over at the Hecklers.

But at the same time, from ‘96 on until October ‘97 the three were what I coined the “Three Musketeers” when they were all hanging out together. I don’t really see it as though any of the three felt left out. The three were a very smart, bored and mischievous bunch of dudes. The trio was like a super power in their alliance together that had the potential to use their intelligence for either great good or bad..or both. lol. Eric’s idea of fun was to sneak out past curfew (yes they had those in Littleton back then) and the three would drive around in the car in Eric’ neighborhood. “Reb” directed which houses they were going to target and throw firecrackers at for whatever reason they’d annoyed him. Eventually, Reb along with his flank of VoDkA and Kibbz escalated the nighttime shenanigans by partaking in other dares and pranks on enemies which became known as their “RMs” or “Rebel Missions”. They’d present rotten eggs at the front door step, super glue locks or TP (toilet paper) wrap trees.

By summer of ‘97, Zack began to work at Blackjack pizza and soon Eric and Dylan followed suit. At this time, Zack then met Devon and eventually his desire to hang out with his two best buds tapered off because he was spending all of his time with his girlfriend. Zack states also that during that summer he’d gone away for two weeks to Pennsylvania and that during the time he was away, Eric and Dylan had taken things to a whole other level of mischief: the two had built their first pipe bomb together. During this time that Zack was head over heels in his new relationship with Devon, Dylan was going through a lot of jealous and mourning for the loss of his best friend. Dylan was in a lot of pain feeling “abandonment” as he wrote in anguish in his journal about it: what a lucky bastard Zack was for having a soul mate - why couldn’t he have the same? So, to fill in the void of his loss, he began to immerse his time even more with Eric and the sort of ‘technologies’ that Eric was more interested in getting up to. Who cares about building a phone from spare parts when you can build weapons of mass destruction?

In October ‘97 of Junior year, the ever clever but bored Three Musketeers put their heads together yet again for some more mischief while at school. They discovered by hacking into the school’s computer system they were able to recover some locker combinations. They tested them out to see if they worked and discovered they did. Dylan then gave the list of combos to Eric (shame, shame!). I believe the two Tech wizards, Dylan and Zack, worked together on the hacking and therefore they got the most days of suspension. After that incident, Zack’s dad put the breaks on him spending time with Eric and Dylan. Things cooled off a bit and Zack and Devon continued to hang out together. Dylan and Zack still hung out together - just not as much as they used to..sometimes he hung out with Zack with Devon. Dylan continued to hang out with Eric on an separate bases from Zack. Eventually over time, by second semester of Junior year, Eric began to shun Zack by giving him the cold shoulder. “The subject stated that this past summer of 1998, Eric Harris didn’t like him for some unknown reason but the subject stated that he was still good friends with Dylan Klebold”. Despite Eric’s falling out with him, Zack continued to call Dylan nightly around 10:30 pm to have their usual discussions about school and the video games they were playing.

The Three Musketeers had come to an end.


VooDooM   The fine HaXoR

Note that Dyl had plans for a t-shirt with his and Zack’s hacker nick handles:



Another instance of these nick signatures in a alignment is here in which authorities inconsistently chose to redact Zack’s handle name for some ridiculous reason. There is apparently no t-shirt design for REB with VoDkA in any of his brainstorming doodles. At least, that we know of any way.   To me, this underscores Dylan’s preferences for and strong identification with Zack.

Btw, Dylan was not at all big on emailing friends.  He ignored e-mails pretty much as evinced in Nate Dykeman’s comments that he and Dylan never had email exchanges.  Only Eric used email with friends.  Dylan was more into ICQ, instant messaging and chat rooms.

klewolf-reb  asked:

Who do you think were Famine and Pestilence that Eric mentioned among his friends in the survey he answered?

I speculated about this on a Columbine forum a while back.  Here’s essentially what I said:

On an internet survey that Eric took he answered:

2. Nicknames: REB, reverend, indigo, WAR

17. Best Buds: the 4 horsemen. me (war), vodka (death) , {redacted} (famine), {redacted} (pestilence)

War, Death, Famine and Pestilence are In obvious reference to the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse

If Eric/REB was “War” and Dylan/VoDkA was “Death”  who was the redacted “Famine” and “Pestilence”?  

My initial guess was that Zack Heckler might be ‘Famine’ since he was nicknamed Kibble (the nick eventually shortened to ‘Kibbz’) for always being hungry and snacking all the time. 

Who was ‘Pestilence’?   Chris Morris?

In observation, it seems like such an natural choice that Eric would dub himself the Horseman War and Dylan as the Horseman Death (I wonder if VoDkA chose it or REB dubbed him with it).  Perfect embodiment of Eric with his fascination of weapons and battle and Dylan’s morbid longing for death.

Another clue in Eric’s survey is.  

5. Where do you live now?   Hell. A few days ago people called it Littleton (Denver)

It seems likely that Eric took the survey in April not too far off - or right before NBK given his little ‘clue’.  Or, then again, he might’ve taken the quiz a while ago and decided to answer it with a bit of dramatic ~foreshadowing~ .

But if you assume the timeframe was right before 4/20, then Zack probably was not Famine.  Since, Eric and Zack had a falling out quite some time ago with the locker combination debacle plus Devon breaking up their triade posse (Eric, Dylan and Zack).  It would seem that Eric and Zack were never on the same page with rekindling their friendship the way things had been during the Rebel Missions time period. 

If we can speculate that Eric took that survey right before 4/20, he might have been referring to Nate Dykeman and Chris Morris.   Simply because Eric mentions both in the Basement Tapes:  “Morris, Nate, if you guys live, I want you guys to have whatever you want from my room and the computer room.”   

We know that Eric also had a power struggle over Nate taking up with Kristi Epling but apparently, the two must have patched things up since Eric wills his computer equipment to Nate in the BTs.  Eric also attempted to kinda-sorta recruit Chris Morris into their NBK plot at various points.  Eric identified with Chris who was angry, aggressive and war-like in demeanor like himself. Whereas Nate seemed more easy going and probably unwittingly helped the two with their pipe bomb building. Pestilence is essentially an epidemic infectious disease.  Famine means scarcity of food and suffering. Chris might’ve been Pestilence (originally, in the Book of Revelations, it was referred to as ‘Conquest’ not Pestilence). Zack may have originally been Famine as part of their unholy trio (Eric, Dylan and Zack) but then Eric opted him out for Nate “Devil Man” Dykeman instead.

Of course, all of this is my best guess/speculation given the evidence we
have using Eric’s survey and the timelines in regards to his fickle friendships.  :)