“At The Still Hour Of Midnight The Graves Shall Open And A Vast Multitude Shall Rise”, 12"x16", gouache & watercolor on paper. This piece is sold but you can still visit the original at Nucleus Portland until June 22nd!
Wondering about these weird long titles on my pieces? Well, they’re all modified excerpts from a spooky book called “The Prophecies of the Brahan Seer” (published in 1899) which I pulled randomly off a shelf in the occult section of a used book store in Vancouver a couple weeks ago; the Brahan Seer was allegedly the invention of the author as no other record of him exists, but lines from the book are so metal I couldn’t resist using them as inspiration for the titles of a body of work about mystical animal revenge 🌸
Aries: If you irk an Aries, their reaction will be instant. They’re not really the type to take time and plan out revenge on someone who hurt them, because everything they do is with impulse, not to mention they get over things very quickly. If they were to get revenge on someone, it wouldn’t be the strategic kind. They are known for their explosive temperaments and will not care about blowing up on someone in the middle of a crowded room. Whatever they wind up doing, they do it immediately and openly. For them, revenge is instant and they’re not the type to sit and ponder over things. It may not even count as revenge for them because they’re over things so quickly and can never really stay mad. You can probably expect days of them not talking to you but then they’ll pretty much forget it ever happened. They’re basically the definition of zero to one hundred and then right back down again. They’re very much like flash fire and you really don’t want to piss them off because their anger can be nasty, no matter how long it lasts.
Taurus: Unlike an Aries, a Taurus will carefully plan out their revenge and will take as much time as they need to ponder and then strike when they think the time is most right. Taureans are naturally loyal to the core and they care for their loved ones deeply; but the second you happen to hurt them in a way they can’t forgive, you better watch out. Taurus is a sign that never truly lets go of things until they get the person back. It takes a lot to get them angry but they can be just as vicious as a fire sign when fired up. They will often strike you where they know it hurts the most, too. They will take you to war whenever they feel the time is right and they’re not afraid to get quite vicious and cruel. For them, it’s all about not being able to let go of things. They can be just as unpredictable as a Gemini, they just take their time to strike until they’re happy with their plans. They will strike where it hurts the most and they’re definitely not a sign you want to piss off, especially because they make such great, loyal friends; but if you do them wrong once, you’re most likely done for. They don’t have time for peoples crap.
Gemini: Gemini’s are certainly the most unpredictable sign, especially when it comes to revenge. They are normally very forgiving, laid back and aloof people but it really just depends on the situation and person. Gemini’s are unpredictable in the sense that they’ll do whatever it is they want to do; and by that I mean they may get revenge or they may not. It’s all up to how they feel. This witty sign will always give you mixed signals and you will never know what is truly going on in their head. They will behave as if nothing has happened but don’t be fooled by their cool expression. Most times they will plan their revenge and then change their minds at the last minute. Remember that the Gemini’s mind is often their greatest weapon; they will always have more information on you than you may realize and they can often use this information against you as their revenge. They really are the most unpredictable sign and they’re always, always prepared. They may not be bothered by what you did in the moment and it may take months for them to react on it. It really just comes down to how their mind is working that particular day and what twin comes out to play; the more forgiving and laid back twin or the vicious one who always is prepared with information to use against you.
Cancer: If there’s any sign who knows how to properly hold a grudge, it’s definitely cancer. They’re the kings/queens of getting revenge on people who do them wrong. They will simply set out to make the persons life miserable in any way they can, especially when it’s someone they deeply cared for in their life who happened to hurt them. Ruled by the moon, their mood swings can change in the blink of an eye and so will their revenge plans. Their once loving and nurturing nature can change drastically once you hurt them. As much as they can love someone beautifully, their revenge and personality can be just as equally ruthless towards someone who wronged them. They’ll simply feel no remorse for their actions and wont get over the situation until their revenge is carried out. They will do it in the most simple, yet hurtful way possible and will turn sour and spiteful. Never ever harm these peoples loved ones or them because it will definitely take a turn for the worst.
Leo: Like cancers, the proud and egotistical leo will hold grudges just for the hell of it. Because they’re a fire sign who mainly relies and acts on impulse, don’t expect to them sit and ponder on ideas to seek out revenge; they will act on their hurt right then and there on when it happens and they’ll most likely let everyone know about it. They’re incredibly loyal people who love deeply and most times, they will end up forgiving you for what you’ve done but it really depends on who you are. They are very proud beings who tend to ignore you out of revenge instead of discussing what happened. They can be very dramatic in the sense that they will do things to piss you off on purpose while still being able to ignore you. Since their ego is bruised so easily, they will never show their pain and normally they will withdraw to think of it on their own. Depending on who you are, they will most likely forgive after a while and they may not directly approach the situation but they’ll gradually make their way back into your life. The culprit may beg them for forgiveness but it’s all up to the leo to decide whether or not they want to trust the person again.
Virgo: Virgos can actually be quite ridiculously vengeful and stubborn when someone has wronged them. They can have a very huge God complex about themselves and your best bet would be to apologize in the sense where you tell them they’re always right. They can be very finicky and they may not take revenge immediately but there’s no doubt that they will avenge their wrong. They’re definitely a sign that never forgets and they will grow vengeful and cold towards a person who did them wrong. They will make you feel so pathetic about yourself because of what you’ve done and they’ll become insanely critical. Their revenge is never a dramatic show, it’s quite simple but they make sure it hits the person in the deepest spot. They can manipulate the person in such a way to get them to beg for forgiveness, as this sign loves to feel in control of others. Their tactics are more verbal than physical but their words cut deeper than wounds and will leave a person regretting it every day.
Libra: Libra’s are normally seen as just and haters of conflict but once it comes to someone wronging them, they can actually take lots of joy in creating drama. They’re not angered easily and it will take a lot for you to get on their bad side but if you hurt them in such a way where they’ve been humiliated in front of others, they’ll most likely not ignore it. Their anger is not something that is acted out like a fire sign, their anger is actually quite controlled and never really harsh. If you hurt a Libra, they usually take revenge by bitching about the situation and spreading rumors. The thing with Libra’s is that you will never truly know they are hurt. They like to make it look like they’re chill about it but they will waste no time in making the situation known to their friends/peers. They may also stick around by you, but your trust will never be 100% with them again, even if they make it seem like it.
Scorpio: If you ever wrong a scorpio, your best bet is to honestly change countries or go into hiding. They will go years and years without forgiving, at that. They will seriously make you wish you were never born and they will go to utterly ruthless ends to make your life miserable. Scorpio is a sign that has a hard time forgiving in general and their reaction to any kind of wronging thrown at them can be quite venomous and cold. They are incredibly loyal and who knows why someone would ever choose to wrong them and they are incredibly aware of this. They will grow strongly vindictive and will make you regret it every day of your life without ever forgiving you, therefore making it endless torture. They very much enjoy watching the person beg and surrender to them, as like Virgo, they love to feel in control of people, and yet they’ll never accept it. Scorpios love to believe that they’re secret agents of karma and they very much believe in hitting back ten times harder to someone who as wronged them. Their sting is worse than their bite and their wicked emotions are very much driven by their dark side, which is a side you never want to be the victim of.
Sagittarius: These natives are usually a very happy-go-lucky sign who never takes things too personally. If you do somehow find a way to hurt these individuals, their reaction will most likely be on the spot and impulsive, but never with too much bloodshed. Since they are a fire sign, their emotions are like wild fires and hurting them in any which way can push them to release the madness within, but it never truly lasts. This sign is truly all about forgiveness and moving on and they don’t have the time of day to dwell on things. They’re all about second chances but they will tend to be very cautious of you for a while until your trust is fully gained again. These individuals can be very stubborn and set in their ways and they can become very verbal and loud in their reactions and may feel more superior than the other as if they never do any wronging’s. They have an uncanny ability to see two sides of an argument and they will debate until the other gives up. Don’t expect mercy right away with these folks, but they’re never ones to hold a grudge or put sequels to revenge.
Capricorn: Capricorns are naturally very proud people who are not afraid to get vengeful when someone has wronged them. Forgiving easily with such things is not typically in their nature and when it comes to plotting revenge, they do so in a very methodical way with as little emotion involved as possible. They are naturally very clear-minded and focused when pondering ideas and they will go to great lengths in thinking something up. They have undying loyalty for the important people in their life and if someone has ever wronged them, you can expect them to be quite brutal. They will take complete separation from you in order to feel the pain out, and because of their pride, they will never show you their pain when it comes time for them to seek revenge. They will do it as unemotional as possible and they will completely drop you from their life. Their revenge is a one time thing and they will leave the person regretting. It is very unlikely that they will forgive you, especially if you were so close to them, but if you mattered a great deal to them, they may just change their mind at the last minute.
Aquarius: Aquarius is a fixed side, who is very set in their ways and stubborn, so don’t expect them to see your side easily or forgive. Although they are not so much in a hurry to take their revenge, they will definitely cut you off completely, even if they somehow wind up forgiving you. Aquarius is a very detached sign by nature and they will most likely tell themselves they do not care about what happened, even if they know it deeply wounded them. They’re not ones to take peoples crap easily and they will carry the hate against the person who has wronged them for as long as they wish. Aquarian’s are not the most rational out of the signs and if they decide that their intuition is telling them to run, they’ll do just that. But, if you are lucky, and the Aquarian’s intuition tells them that forgiving is better for their soul, then you may just get lucky, even if it takes time for them to fully feel the same around you. Like Gemini’s, it really just comes down to what feels better for them, personally.
Pisces: This whimsical sign may not always seem like a threat, but once you have securely gotten on their bad side, they can have a whole other wicked side to them. They are a dual water sign, who happens to be one of the most sensitive out of all the signs, and because of that, they can become quite vengeful. They’re very easily offended and hurt but they will never show it. Even though they don’t show it easily, on the inside they could be finding ways to pretty much plot your death. Because they’re a dual sign, they can be very indecisive on what fish they let come out to play. They’re naturally a very compassionate sign who may feel like they’re as equally bad a person if they wrong the person back, and they may just end up forgiving the person without taking much revenge. But, like Aquarius, they depend heavily on intuition, and if they feel like a person is giving them bad vibes, they will waste no time in dropping you completely before there even has to be conflict. On the other hand, if the more wicked side of a pisces comes out, they will not be so forgiving. They can give into their dark side very easily and they will think of any which way to get their revenge on you. But, if they have any sort of soft spot for you, they may just change their minds at the last minute.
Alright, folks – I’m gonna try and answer the most common
questions that you’ve been asking me regarding the fabled SDCC trailer, all in
one place, and throw some of my early thoughts and analysis out there. I
might have already covered some of these points briefly, but we’ll go with it
anyway for the sake of completeness.
Warning: long post incoming.
- Is Lapis
going to leave Peridot and Pumkin?
The trailer makes it look that way, but it’s worth bearing
in mind that trailers can be very misleading indeed (not intentionally, but
they’re cut in such a way that they’re designed to create maximum hype and are very easy to misinterpret).
There’s nothing to say that this:
come after this:
Sure, that’s the common assumption, but how do we know that Lapis doesn’t leave in the
first image and then get reunited with Peridot in the second image?
We also don’t know for
sure that Lapis is even leaving at all!
Remember in Room For Ruby when
Lapis got upset and her immediate reaction was to fly away from everyone? Well, that could very well be what’s happening
here. She might just need to spend some
time alone, exactly as she did in that episode, rather than actually leaving the
vicinity completely for whatever reason.
- If Lapis
leaves, is it because she doesn’t care about Peridot? Is Lapidot really one-sided, like the haters claim it is?
No, and no.
Lapis suffers from PTSD, which means that her fear of the
impending war could completely override all of her other emotions – including her
feelings about Peridot.
And as for Lapidot being one-sided…
Lapis has made her feelings perfectly clear on a number of
Look at her face in the trailer here. If she’s leaving, she feels horrendous about it.
Let’s not forget the Shoulder Squeeze as well!
The camera here is putting complete emphasis on the squeeze,
because it’s a vitally important moment that sees Lapis (physically, and most
probably metaphorically) holding onto
Peridot. There’s something incredibly
tender and meaningful about this, and I can’t wait to see it in context.
- There’s a
“Shorty Squad” episode coming up. Does
that mean A//me//dot might have a shot instead of Lapidot, if Lapis has left?!
There could be any number of reasons for Peridot going with
Steven and Amethyst. Perhaps Lapis has
left, and they’re trying to cheer her up?
Or maybe Lapis is still at the barn but has withdrawn herself and is
extremely upset, so Peridot removes herself from the situation in order to give
her room-mate some space (because, again, Lapis likes to be alone when she’s
upset)? We just don’t know.
There’s nothing in the trailer to suggest that we’ll have
any “A//me//dot moments” – it’s more likely going to be a return to that lovely
sibling dynamic that we saw in the previous Shorty Squad episode (as well as
the recent Shorty Squad comic). Lapis
and Peridot’s relationship, romantic or otherwise, is most likely going to be
front-and-centre of this latest arc; so I feel like it’d be incredibly out of
place to suddenly start dropping A//me//dot hints instead.
Whatever way you look at it, this episode is probably going
to provide a lot of character development for (a possibly heartbroken) Peridot,
so it’s definitely one to watch out for!
- If Lapis has
gone, will she be back? Is Lapidot now
Guys, seriously – it’ll all be fine!
Jennifer and Shelby have been recording with each other
recently, as well as many other times in the past. If
Lapis leaves, it’s a 100% guarantee that she’ll be back again.
There’s an expression that I’ve brought up a few times in
the past couple of days, “Absence makes the heart grow fonder”. If Lapis and Peridot do spend some time
apart, it’s highly likely that they’ll bounce back from this with a stronger
relationship than ever.
As someone who’s previously had to spend months at a time away from my then-fiancé
(due to him living in California and me living in England, before he could move
over here to live with me), I can attest to that expression! It’s horrific being away from the one you
love for a prolonged period of time – but you feel on top of the world when you
- Do you
think we’ll see the Lapidot fusion in this arc?
It’s very, very likely.
For all we know, this:
could be Peridot holding her hand out to Lapis, as an
invitation to fuse with her. Which,
would be a pretty incredible
parallel to this! The camera angle is the same and everything. A loving fusion born out of hope and trust, versus a hate-fuelled fusion born out of anger and a desire for revenge.
Fusion seems like the natural “next step” for Lapis and
Peridot, given how incredibly close their relationship with each other is. There’s also the fact that Peridot is almost
defenceless on her own (thanks to the tragic loss of her limb enhancers) – so if
Lapis decides to fight, she’ll probably want to protect Peridot. And what better way of doing that than to physically fight with Peridot by forming
a fusion with her?!
- Do you
think it’ll provide good character development for Lapis and Peridot if Lapis
does leave? When they reunite, will we
see how much Lapis does care for
Peridot (as that’s what some people struggle to see)? Will Lapis learn she can’t run from all her
Absolutely, on all counts.
Peridot will be heartbroken if Lapis does leave. It’d be painful to watch, I think.
But I imagine that their reunion would be a big, heartfelt
thing. Peridot would probably be the main reason why Lapis
decides to return! She might end up
feeling guilty for leaving her little green bean on her own, and decide to come
back for her even if it means facing up to something that she’s completely terrified
of. This could be the start of Lapis facing
up to her past head-on, rather than burying her emotions and letting the past
drag her down into some very dark places.
Indeed, this could even lead to her and Jasper eventually settling their
differences – and Lapis fully forgiving the Crystal Gems.
In any event, Peridot is going to be a huge part of her
recovery – which is something that seems to have already begun.
- Do you
think Peridot could end up being in danger if Lapis leaves – but then Lapis swoops
in to save her? Could we see Peridot
Either one of those scenarios could play out (or perhaps,
even both of them).
We know it’s only a matter of time until Peridot gets her
star. This was confirmed well over a
year ago, if memory serves, so it’s likely to be happening very soon now.
Things are going to start getting very real and very dangerous.
This could also lead to the retrieval of Peridot’s limb enhancers
(perhaps by Lapis), so that she can defend herself against whatever Homeworld
is about to throw at the earth.
Aries: If you irk an Aries, their reaction will be instant. They’re not really the type to take time and plan out revenge on someone who hurt them, because everything they do is with impulse, not to mention they get over things very quickly. If they were to get revenge on someone, it wouldn’t be the strategic kind. They are known for their explosive temperaments and will not care about blowing up on someone in the middle of a crowded room. Whatever
This is purely what I think, this doesn’t reflect the members whatsoever. Don’t take this to heart. I may have gotten carried away. This is PG-16 lmao. This was requested by @clumclumsos! (Also requested making out with TD, History, UNIQ and 24k so those are next. Thank you! Without further ado, enjoy!
I just love the way these two are written in Tallstar’s Revenge. The romantic nature and tension is never stated out loud but you can clearly see it in between the lines. It’s very subtle yet effective and I wish the authors would use this tecnique more with their couples (though part of that writing is probably due to the fact that they can’t state it in the book because of the publisher, but still)
Also Jake and Talltail never had any needless drama in their relationship and they supported and tried to help each other the way I think a couple should.
Plus they have a bit of a bittersweet ending, which I’m a sucker for.
To combine two of my passions, I decided to make a compilation of TV shows and movies related to mass murder! The following focus solely on random and/or public incidents, so basically just no familicides. All of the descriptions were taken from Wikipedia or IMDb.
School Shooting TV Shows:
Millenium Episode Teotwawki (1998)
“Frank and Emma search for answers when a gunman fires upon high school students.”
Third Watch Episode …And Zeus Wept (2001)
“Sully takes Tatiana to meet his mother, and offers
her a way to get her Green Card. A kid takes a gun into his high school.
Faith has a physical exam.”
Rebus Episode Question of Blood (2006)
“Detective Inspector John Rebus and his sidekick DS Siobhan Clarke are called to investigate a shooting at a local college.”
Numb3rs Episode Dark Matter (2006)
“Charlie helps the team solve how many shooters there were in a school massacre.”
American Horror Story Episode Piggy Piggy (2011)
“At Westfield High School in 1994, a shooter enters the school and
begins killing students.”
Utopia Series 1, Episode 3 (2013)
“The group feel the full weight of The Network’s power as Grant is framed for a mass murder at his school.“
19-2 Episode School (2015)
“In the season two premiere, the entire squad is
involved in an intensely tragic school shooting which profoundly impacts
School Shooting/ School Revenge Movies:
“In this allegorical story, a revolution led by pupil
Mick Travis takes place at an old established private school in
The Deadly Tower (1975)
“The infamous story of Charles Whitman, ‘America’s
favourite sniper’ (in Stephen King’s words), is told here once again.”
Massacre at Central High (1976)
“Maimed by bullies at a California high school, a new student (Derrel Maury) engineers acts of revenge.”
“In order to get out of the snobby clique that is
destroying her good-girl reputation, an intelligent teen teams up with a
dark sociopath in a plot to kill the cool kids.”
Murder of Innocence (1993)
“Newlywed Laurie Wade finds her marriage, and eventually the rest of her life, shattered by her deep-rooted psychotic behavior.” Based on Laurie Dann.
Hostage High (1997)
“An armed man with a grudge against a former teacher holds students hostage at his high school.” Based on Eric Houston.
Duck! The Carbine High Massacre (1999)
“Two bullied high-school students
fight back against their oppressors in a hail of bullets and blood.”
Bang Bang You’re Dead (2002)
“A teacher suggests a student take the
lead role in a play, despite the teen’s earlier threat to blow up the
Home Room (2002)
“A high school shooting has repercussions on the town and students.”
Heart of America (2002)
high school students plot a shooting spree that they plan to unleash at
the school moments after the final bell on the last day of the school
Zero Day (2003)
“Two troubled adolescents chronicle the events that ultimately lead up to a terrifying assault on their school.”
“Several ordinary high school students go through
their daily routine as two others prepare for something more malevolent.”
American Yearbook (2004)
“Will is the kid-next-door, but is relentlessly
terrorized by school bullies. Then the mysterious Chance eventually
convinces Will that they should get a gun and take the bullies out: pull
The Only Way (2004)
“Devon Browning is viewed as an outcast and is a victim of physical and
emotional abuse from his classmates. After a tragic death in his family,
his life begins to fall off course. He eventually seeks revenge by
bringing a gun to school and opening fire on his classmates.”
Dawn Anna (2005)
“The true story of a single mom who overcomes many of life’s obstacles.” Based on Lauren Townsend’s mother.
Killers by Nature (2005)
“B-movie stalwart Eric Spudic directs this story about two bullied high
school misfits who exact deadly revenge on those former classmates who
did them wrong.”
“A high school student who is constantly bullied at school and abused by parents at home, had enough and took several other students hostage.”
State’s Evidence (2006)
“When 16-year-old Scott Byers decided to bring a camcorder to school, none of his schoolmates ever imagined what was to come.”
The Life Before Her Eyes (2007)
“As the 15th anniversary of a fatal high school shooting
approaches, former pupil Diana McFee is haunted by memories of the
“An average guy of an Estonian high-school decides to defend his bullied
classmate. This starts war between him and the informal leader of the
class. As teenagers’ honour is a touchy thing, everything ends in
“A dramatization of the Montreal Massacre of 1989 where several female
engineering students were murdered by an unstable misogynist.” Based on Marc Lepine.
April Showers (2009)
“A survivor (Kelly Blatz) of a high-school shooting tries to come
to terms with the horrors he witnessed, along with the loss of his best
The Final (2010)
“A group of high school outcasts get revenge on the students that torment them.”
Amish Grace (2010)
“A grieving woman copes with the loss
of her daughter after a gunman kills Amish schoolgirls in Pennsylvania.” Based on Charles Carl Roberts.”
Beautiful Boy (2010)
“A married couple on the verge of separation are
leveled by the news their 18-year-old son committed a mass shooting at
his college, then took his own life.”
We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011)
“Kevin’s mother struggles to love her strange child,
despite the increasingly vicious things he says and does as he grows up.
But Kevin is just getting started, and his final act will be beyond
anything anyone imagined.”
Nothing Can Touch Me (2011)
“The outsider Katrine survives a school shooting and
is the only one to see who the shooter is. The hunt for the boy begins,
and slowly Katrine realizes that she has more in common with him than
any of her other classmates.”
Pivot Point (2011)
“A psychological drama that follows four high schoolers down a dark ride.”
An American Terror (2012)
“A group of friends hatch a plan to get revenge on the bullies who have been tormenting them.”
“An alienated teenager’s posturing online threat ignites a firestorm of fear in a small community.”
Hello Herman (2012)
“Set in the not so distant future, in Any Town USA, sixteen year old Herman Howards makes a fateful decision.”
White Rabbit (2013)
“A bullied high school student starts having visions of a rabbit that he
killed when he was a kid, soon putting him in a state where his
imagination threatens to cause him to carry out violent acts.”
“Roman has to travel to a small village in Bavaria, in order to get some
files from a local police station. These files keep records about a high
school massacre committed by a student a year ago.”
The Dirties (2013)
“Two best friends are filming a comedy about getting
revenge on the bullies at their high school. One of them isn’t joking.”
“After a grieving father finds a box of demo tapes made by his now-dead son, he forms a band in hope of finding some peace.”
Almost Mercy (2015)
“Jackson and Emily aren’t like the other kids. Two
burgeoning sociopaths on the brink of total meltdown. Ticking time bombs
seeking revenge. Who will unravel first?”
Natural Selection (2015)
“While attending a new high school, a teen’s budding
friendship with a fellow student leads to harsh
Some Kind of Hate (2015)
“A bullied teenager is sent to a reform school where
he accidentally summons the spirit of a girl, herself a victim of
bullying, who takes vengeance on his tormentors.”
Ditch Party (2016)
“Five students trap themselves in the basement of
their high school during an all-out assault on students and faculty, all
at the hands of one disturbed student geared with guns and explosives.”
Mass/Spree Murder TV Shows:
Cold Case Episode Rampage (2006)
“A 1995 mall shooting spree, in which two teenagers
killed and wounded several people before committing suicide, is reopened
when it is found that there may be a third person involved.”
Criminal Minds Episode Elephant’s Memory (2008)
“When a spree killing begins in a small Texas town,
Reid’s identification with the killer may endanger the girl with him,
and cause Reid to put his own life in jeopardy.”
CSI Episode The Fallen (2014)
“A teenage boy shoots up LVPD headquarters and then holds Russell and one of his shooting victims hostage.”
Mass/ Spree Murder Movies:
“An elderly horror-film star, while making a personal
appearance at a drive-in theatre, confronts a psychotic Vietnam War
veteran who’s turned into a mass-murdering sniper.”
Why Does Herr R. Run Amok? (1970)
“Herr R. throws a dinner party for his boss and colleagues, but is humiliated when a toast he proposes
falls flat. As his days repeat the same boring routine, Herr R.’s
Two-Minute Warning (1976)
“A psychotic sniper plans a massive killing spree in a Los Angeles football stadium during a major championship game.”
Bloody Wednesday (1987)
“A mechanic who lives alone and sees a
psychiatrist gets hold of a machine gun and opens fire in
a coffee shop.”
The Fisher King (1991)
“A former radio DJ, suicidally despondent because of a
terrible mistake he made, finds redemption in helping a deranged
homeless man who was an unwitting victim of that mistake.”
Stalking Laura (1993)
“A Silicon Valley engineer (Brooke Shields) cannot escape a co-worker (Richard Thomas) who has become obsessed with her.” Based on Richard Farley.
Falling Down (1993)
“A borderline personality disordered defense worker
frustrated with the various flaws he sees in society, begins to
psychotically and violently lash out against them.”
“Excerpts of the life of a waiter who, living alone and isolated from the
outside world developed an abysmal hatred of his fellow man.”
Tag der Abrechnung - Der Amokläufer von Euskirchen (1994)
“This movie depicts the story of Erwin Makolajczyk, a psychopath who killed 9 people in a courtroom on the 9th of March 1994.”
Charming Billy (1999)
“Billy Starkman is a seemingly ordinary man living in a small Midwestern
town who one day wakes up, murders his family, climbs a rural water
tower with a high-powered hunting rifle and begins shooting innocent
Out of the Blue (2006)
“Based on the Aramoana Massacre that occurred on 13 November and 14 November 1990.” Perpetrated by David Gray.
He Was a Quiet Man (2007)
“A frustrated office worker becomes a reluctant hero after saving a woman’s life.”
“Based on the spree killing committed by Campo Elías Delgado that took place in Bogotá in 1986.”
Le Banquet (2008)
“A bloody drama and an apocalyptic vision of the universities, and more generally of Québec society.”
“A group of strangers form a unique relationship with
each other after surviving a random shooting at a Los Angeles diner.”
“A frustrated young man dons body armor and executes random strangers.”
22 Mei (2010)
“A bomb explodes in a shopping mall. Sam the security agent tries to save
the victims, but at the end he runs off. Later he encounters all the
people he saved. They all think that somehow he is responsible for what
Odd Thomas (2013)
“In a California desert town, a short-order cook with
clairvoyant abilities encounters a mysterious man with a link to dark,
“The lives of five disaffected suburbanites come together in a shopping mall after a shooting spree.”
Rampage: Capital Punishment (2014)
“Bill Williamson hatches a plan to exact revenge on the rich while ripping Washington apart.”
Amok: Hansi geht’s gut (2014)
“Lorenz, a middle-aged accountant living a monotonous life, goes on a violent rampage after a promotion triggers buried memories.”
I, Olga Hepnarová (2016)
Based on the female Czech mass murderer.
Rampage: President Down (2016)
“Bill Williamson returns to bring down the president of the United States and his Secret Service detail.”
The time has come to an end Yeah – this is what nature planned
Being tracked by a starving beast Looking for its daily feast A predator on the verge of death Close to its last breath Getting close to its last breath
(Rules of Nature)
And they run when the sun comes up With their lives on the line (Alive) For a while (No choice) Gotta follow the laws of the wild (Alive) With their lives on the line (No choice) Out here only the strong survive
What’s done is done Survived to see another day The dance of life The hunter and the agile prey No guarantee Of which of them will succeed Strong or weak
Rules of Nature Rules of Nature
Written by Jamie Christopherson Lyrics by Jamie Christopherson and Graeme Cornies Produced and Mixed by Jamie Christopherson Remixed by Akira Takizawa Vocals Recorded by Logan Mader Vocals: Jason Miller Guitars: Aaron Kaplan and Graeme Cornies Drums: Ralph Alexander Programming: Graeme Cornies and Jamie Christopherson
What are your thoughts on the Dorne revenge plot? It seems to be cool to shit over Doran & Oberyn even trying to get justice for Elia (Jon Arryn rewarded it) or bothering to worry about the Dornish common folk (the Tyrells & Lannisters don't care about their own). Ask about the North or the Riverlands, it is justified & lauded but Dorne is all about the 'water gardens are going to burn.'
I think there are two points of discussion here: the implications of the plot GRRM wrote, and the way fandom discusses it vis-à-vis the other revenge-driven plots. As far as the second point go, there is definitely a conversation to be had about how factions in fandom latch onto the obvious fallibility of Doran’s actions but ignore them from other characters, even though the vengeance commentary runs through so many stories from the very first book. It’s in Robert’s, Robb’s, Arya’s, Dany’s, Sandor’s, Tywin’s, Tyrion’s and others. There is also a tendency in many fandoms to deny PoC the space for a story about vengeance without utterly vilifying them for it, which has to be a point of criticism in a story that is filled to the brim with revenge quests because Doran should not be held to a different standard than the other characters. And I’ll raise you the tendency to dismiss a powerful scene such as Oberyn’s screaming at Clegane to “say her name” and reduce it to a mere manifestation of Oberyn’s desire for vengeance. Oh, you’ll have to pry this scene from my cold dead fingers.
However, I do not want this to be conflated with legit interpretation of the story Martin gave us and the imagery and foreshadowing he drops, or criticism of Doran’s motives and plans. It is not productive to take any and every discussion about the repercussions of Doran’s plans and the grievous mistakes he makes to be an attempt to shit over him and Oberyn. The theory about the Water Gardens burning isn’t an attempt to punish Dorne for daring to want revenge for Elia and her children, no one is reveling in it or thinks it’d be just, but as much as I really don’t want it to happen, it does fall in line with GRRM’s pattern when it comes to portraying the end results of revenge plots, and the progression of the Dornish storyline does not look promising. King’s Landing exploding and the Water Gardens burning are the Red Wedding and the Sack of Winterfell of the Dornish plot. You see the mistakes the characters are making and the path they are going to lead to, you want to scream at them to stop, turn back, don’t do this. But you know they are walking right into their doom.
“About 26.5 hours from now the judgement will begin. Difficult but not impossible, necessary, nervewracking & fun. What fun is life without a little death? It’s interesting, when i’m in my human form, knowing i’m going to die. Everything has a touch of triviality to it.” - Dylan
“Sometime in April next year, me and V will get revenge and we’ll kick natural selection up a few notches…It’ll be like the L.A. Riots, the Oklahoma bombing, WWII, Vietnam, Duke and Doom all mixed together…I want to leave a lasting impression on the stupid world.” - Eric
“Sometime in April next year, me and V will get revenge and we’ll kick natural selection up a few notches…It’ll be like the L.A. Riots, the Oklahoma bombing, WWII, Vietnam, Duke and Doom all mixed together…
I want to leave a lasting impression on the stupid world”
The Revenant (2015) -
It’s okay son… I know you want this to be over. I’m right here. I will
be right here… But you don’t give up. You hear me? As long as you can
still grab a breath, you fight. You breathe… keep breathing.