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“I’d like to make a thank you to Mark [Manes] and Phil [Duran]. I hope you don’t get fucked.  We used them. They had no clue … Don’t blame them. And don’t fucking arrest them … Don’t arrest any of our friends, or family members or our co-workers. They had no fucking clue. Don’t arrest anyone, because they didn’t have a fucking clue.”

(Dylan Klebold)

Philip Duran, 22, worked at Blackjack Pizza with Harris and Klebold and introduced them to Mark Manes at a Jan. 23 gun show. Manes later sold Harris and Klebold the TEC-DC9 for $500. He also gave them two ammunition clips. Harris and Klebold were 17 at the time.
The night before the massacre, Manes bought 100 rounds of 9mm ammunition for Harris and sold it to him for $25.
Manes went target shooting with Harris and Klebold three times before April 20. Manes knew the two were “unstable” but never told anyone.
Alarming things was said during the target practice such as: “Imagine that in someone’s fucking brain”

Manes was sentenced to six years in prison, four months after the shooting. He served about 19 months before he was released to a halfway house. He was released in 2002 under electronic monitor and been denied parole three times.

Jessica Miklich's Interview (Mark Manes Girlfriend)

Jessica Miklich’s interview: “On April 19, 1999, Miklich was with Manes at his residence when Manes received a phone call on his cell phone from Eric Harris. Manes told Miklich that Harris wanted Manes to purchase 100 rounds of 9mm ammo. Manes and Miklich left within minutes of this phone call and went to the Kmart on south Wadsworth. Miklich said that Manes purchased 2 boxes of 9mm ammunition in white boxes and 1 box of .45 caliber ammunition in a white box. Manes paid for the ammunition with his credit card. After leaving the Kmart, Manes called Harris by using a programmed number in the memory of his cell phone. Manes advised Harris that they had the ammo he had requested and to meet them at Manes’ residence. When Manes and Miklich arrived at the residence, Harris was already there waiting for them in the driveway. Miklich did not remember seeing a vehicle or what Harris was wearing. Manes told Harris that the ammunition had cost more than what was expected. Harris said that was not a problem and Miklich said Harris paid Manes about $24.00 in cash for the 2 boxes of 9mm ammo. Manes asked Harris if he was going shooting that night as it was about 9:00 p.m. Harris replied, "no, I’m going shooting tomorrow”. Harris told Manes that he was joining the Marines soon and Miklich said that they tried to talk him out of enlisting. Harris left the residence with the ammo.“

April 19th
On this day in 1999…
During third hour at Columbine, around 9:30 AM, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, along with their friends Eric Jackson and Dustin Gorton, made the video nicknamed “Breakfast Run.” It was to be used on the school’s morning television broadcast and featured the four boys driving to Burger King, then to Columbine’s student parking lot where they ate and ended the video.

Eric and Dylan skipped their creative writing class with Brooks Brown and Becca Hines. Brooks and Becca went to McDonalds, where Eric and Dylan were supposed to meet them after stopping at Eric’s quickly.

Eric and Dylan never met up with them, nor did they return to school that day. A man hanging wallpaper next to the Harris residence said he heard glass breaking and other explosive sounds from the Harris garage that day.

That day, Dylan wrote about 8 pages in his notebook. He talked about how the “judgement” would begin soon. He also planned out everything needed for the shooting that would take place the next day.

Later that night, Eric, although he was eighteen, convinced Mark Manes to buy ammunition for him. Mark bought 100 rounds from a local Kmart and gave them to Eric.

When Mark asked Eric if he was going to use the ammo for target practice, Eric said no, and told him he needed it for the next day.

“Dylan came over that night. It’s the first time I really talked to him,” Manes says. “He was already working with Linux, an advanced computer operating system, and he was in high school. They needed to wait for their next paycheck to give me the other $200. A few weeks went by, and they gave it to Phil (Duran).”

Manes and his friends regularly went shooting in the woods, so that night he extended an invitation to Klebold for him and Harris to go along. And they did several times over the next few months.

—  Mark Manes
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This is it.
-This is what?
The last episode Amy Keating Rogers wrote for MLP.

I’m going to be a little melodramatic here, but yes I’m going to miss her. This wonderful lady wrote some of my favorite episodes for this show and now she will leave us for Disney. Which is awesome, because obviously they’ve seen her talent and she deserves it! However I’m going to be a little sad for us, fans of technicolor-ed horses. It’s very likely she won’t get to see this post, but it doesn’t stop me from making a tribute for her ;)

Godspeed Amy!

How can Shadow be Silver’s dad?

I’ve had this headcannon stewing in my brain for awhile now, and I think it’s about time I share it with the public. I’ve talked about this with a few friends before, and I’ve even considered writing a fic about it, but frankly I lack the motivation to work on something that big. I don’t know how @adabatsunset does it. 

Okay, so. To get to the point. How can Shadow be Silver’s father? A lot of people would wonder things like “whose the mother?,” or “how could Shadow have made Silver if he was locked up?” Well, I have answers to those questions! This is all just headcannon though, so please don’t take what I say as cannon.

Shadow is cannonically immortal, we know this. He’ll live forever and ever, never aging and never dying. We know that he is extremely powerful, and despite having reformed, his reputation is sour and many people still don’t trust him. That’s why he was locked up, right? Well, it wasn’t actually Shadow’s fault that the world began to burn. In fact, it was the fault of the King of Soleanna and his researchers. But maybe the public didn’t know that. After all, when Mephiles was released, he took on his form. Many people probably thought that Shadow did it as a result.

Of course, due to timeline shenanigans, both Silver AND Shadow were there to witness the event (in the good timeline) and set things up right to work. I believe though that before the good timeline (the one that ends in peace), Shadow witnessed this alone. Mephiles was free, Iblis was free, and chaos began to ensue. At first it was mostly restricted to Soleanna, but after about 200 years the whole world saw armageddon. They blamed it on Shadow. After all, who else could cause all of this destruction? The wielder of Chaos itself, of course.

… Obviously, Shadow wasn’t the culprit. But after living for so long as an untrusted member of GUN and a lab experiment purposed for war, he had accepted his fate. By now, Shadow is nearly 300 years old. All of his friends are dead, Omega has been shut down, he’s old and tired. He knows the world needs a hero, but it can’t be him.

Blaze mentioned in 06 that when all the Chaos Emeralds are together, a miracle will happen. I believe that miracle was Silver. Yes, I believe that Shadow gathered the Chaos Emeralds and literally created him. After all, the power of the Chaos Emeralds was often described in the games as being able to turn thoughts in to power. Shadow made Silver to be everything he wasn’t. Better than him in every way, pure of heart, strong. Shadow made him to be almost akin to a demigod in his own image (the mane, the markings over the eyes, the skin colour etc)

I believe that Shadow made Silver as a newborn at first, raising him tenderly and cautiously in Crisis City. He and Silver had to hide constantly. Their whole life was undercover, because if anyone found Shadow, he’d be taken away. Shadow knew this, but held off long enough just so that he could raise Silver to be good. He was a kind dad. 

But he couldn’t hide for much longer. Before anyone could find him, he used the Chaos Emeralds again to teleport to Blaze’s dimension. Yes. Remember how in the comics, Blaze is from an entirely different world? She’s not from Mobius. So why is she in 06? Because Shadow asked her to raise Silver for him, of course! 

In the comics, Blaze and Shadow actually do have a relationship, and Shadow has been able to teleport to her dimension before. It was difficult for him to ask her for help, but she was the only one alive at the time who could help him, let alone control the flames and keep him safe. He had to beg her, especially since she owes him so little. She agreed, taking up the mantle of big sister. Shadow eventually turned himself in and allowed for himself to be put in to stasis. After living for 300 years, you just want to shut down. He didn’t want to have to leave Silver, but it was necessary.

Silver was about 4 when this happened. He could barely remember his dad’s face by the time he was 15. Blaze never dared to mention Shadow to him, knowing it could change his perspective on things. 

Now, the Shadow that meets Silver later is from the past of course, but just because of how weird timelines are, Shadow gets this weird … feeling, that he knows who Silver is. And Silver gets it too. Something about Shadow feels familiar, and it makes Silver feel almost safe. You can see Silver begin to follow Shadow around and copy his movements like a baby duck even in 06. And Shadow seems especially impressed (almost proud) of the fact that Silver can induce Chaos Control.

This white furred hedgehog is the silver lining to a dark, well meaning shadow. He is made up of pure energy, and was raised with love and affection in a doomed world. Silver is the literal embodiment of everything good in Shadow.

And that’s that! Tell me what you think.

Columbine student Nate Dykeman told police he had witnessed Eric and Dylan detonating a pipe bomb in January of 1998, the same day that the Denver Broncos won the Super Bowl. However, Nate also said Eric’s father had found one of Eric's pipe bombs and confronted him with it. According to Nate, Eric showed him the bomb in his parents’ closet and said that his dad was going to make him detonate it — but that his dad had never bothered to look for more of the bombs in Eric’s room. 

Nate Dykeman would drift apart from Eric after the two became interested in the same girl. However, Nate told police that in the weeks before the shootings Eric had showed him a videotape of himself and Dylan firing weapons alongside Mark Manes and Philip Duran. The tapes depicted both a TEC-9 and a sawed-off shotgun. Neither of those weapons would be ideal for target shooting, yet that's what Eric told Nate they were doing.

Chris Morris, a member of the Trench Coat Mafia who still worked with Eric and Dylan at Blackjack Pizza, told police that Eric had joked about killing jocks and suggested placing bombs on the generators as a way to blow up the school. However, it had seemed like joking around, Morris said.

Classmates in Eric’s government class recall a video he and Dylan shot for “The Trench Coat Mafia Protection Service,” in which the two offered their services to the bullied and oppressed; they could be hired to beat up a bully or wreak havoc on an enemy.

Eric’s parents, who were told by doctors that he was struggling with depression, had placed him on Luvox.

Dylan wrote a paper for his sixth-period composition class called “The Mind and Motives of Charles Manson” in November of 1998. Months later, he would turn in an essay to his creative writing teacher that graphically described a trenchcoat-wearing assassin shooting and killing bullies outside a bar.

A co-worker remembers Eric receiving a paycheck in March and commenting that he would use it to buy more propane tanks. The co-worker told police that Eric already owned seven tanks and wanted to get nine more with the check, aiming to have thirty in all by April 20. The employee asked why; Eric replied that it was Hitler’s birthday.

Nicole Markham, who dated Chris Morris and went to Columbine, told police that she saw Eric and Dylan standing in the school cafeteria with a piece of paper they were studying intently. When she asked what it was, they refused to tell her, so she playfully grabbed it away from them. She saw that it was a homemade diagram of the cafeteria, with the location of the security cameras clearly marked.

—  Brooks Brown, No Easy Answers
The Massacre At Columbine...

On This Day In History…April 20, 1999…The Massacre At Columbine High School…

Two teenage gunmen kill 13 people in a shooting spree at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado. At about 11:20 a.m., Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris, dressed in long trench coats, began shooting students outside the school before moving inside to continue their rampage. By the time SWAT team officers finally entered the school at about 3:00 p.m., Klebold and Harris had killed 12 fellow students and a teacher, and had wounded another 23 people. Then, around noon, they turned their guns on themselves and committed suicide.

The awful crime captured the natipon’s attention, prompting an unprecedented search–much of it based on false information–for a scapegoat on whom to pin the blame. In the days immediately following the shootings, many claimed that Klebold and Harris purposely chose jocks, blacks, and Christians as their victims. In one particular instance, student Cassie Bernall was allegedly asked by one of the gunmen if she believed in God. When Bernall said, “Yes,” she was shot to death. Her parents later wrote a book entitled “She Said Yes,” and toured the country, honoring their martyred daughter.

Apparently, however, the question was never actually posed to Bernall. In fact, it was asked of another student who had already been wounded by a gunshot. When that victim replied, “Yes,” the shooter walked away. Subsequent investigations also determined that Klebold and Harris chose their victims completely at random. Their original plan was for two bombs to explode in the school’s cafeteria, forcing the survivors outside and into their line of fire. When the homemade bombs didn’t work, Klebold and Harris decided to go into the school to carry out their murderous rampage.

Commentators also railed against the so-called “Trench Coat Mafia” and “goths,” and questioned why these groups and cliques were not monitored more closely. However, further investigation revealed that Klebold and Harris were not part of either group.

Columbine High School reopened in the fall of 1999, but the massacre left behind an unmistakable scar on the Littleton community. Mark Manes, the young man who sold a gun to Harris and bought him 100 rounds of ammunition the day before the murders, was sentenced to six years in prison. Carla Hochhalter, the mother of a student who was paralyzed in the attack, killed herself at a gun shop. Several other parents filed suit against the school and the police. Even Dylan Klebold’s parents filed notice of their intent to sue, claiming that police should have stopped Harris earlier. A senior at Columbine was arrested after he threatened to “finish the job.” And when a carpenter from Chicago erected 15 crosses in a local park on behalf of everyone who died on April 20, parents of the victims tore down the two in memory of Klebold and Harris.

In an effort to show the world “that life goes on,” Columbine school board officials voted to replace the library where students were murdered with an atrium. The shootings at Columbine stood as the worst school shooting in U.S. history until April 16, 2007, when 32 people were shot and many others wounded by a student gunman on the Virginia Tech campus in Blacksmith, Virginia.

~R$ [Shuron Foundation]