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Columbine Songs

Eminem and Columbine


I am an Eminem Fan for years now and when I started to get more and more into True Crime I was surprised to find a lot of his Lyrics mentioning Columbine which I never really realised before. Of course he also mentioned other murderers or events, like Ted Bundy and the Aurora theater shooting but I wanted to start with the Columbine lyrics because there’s a lot of material. So let’s start:


The Way I Am, 2000
0:00-0:16
When a dude’s getting bullied and shoots up his school
And they blame it on Marilyn and the heroin
Where were the parents at? And look where it’s at!
Middle America, now it’s a tragedy
Now it’s so sad to see, an upper-class city
Havin’ this happening

Marshall states that he thinks that he thinks that not music is the reason for the shooting but bullying and the parents. But as we all know Marilyn Manson was partly blamed for Columbine by the media.
Em is also making fun of the fact that Columbine was the first shooting that people cared this much about although there have been a lot of shootings but now it happened at a “nice” school.

There is an alternative version of this song featuring Marilyn Manson (x)
He performed it live with Manson (x and x)
Manson also appeared in the official video (x)

Remember me, 2000
0:17-0:30
Came home and somebody musta broke in the back window
And stole two loaded machine guns and both of my trenchcoats
Sick, sick dreams of picnic scenes
Two kids, sixteen, with M-16’s and ten clips each
And them shits reach through six kids each

Em is making fun of the idea that musicians like him are a bad influence because he is not the one who gives these kids their weapons.

And as we all know, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold both wore a Trenchcoat when the attack started, that’s why „both of my Trenchcoats“ were stolen. And so he thinks that they were stolen to start another Columbine.
And when you have these „two kids“ with guns that, when you shoot them, „reach through six kids each“ you have 12 dead kids. And as we all know, during the Columbine massacre died 12 kids (and one adult).

By the way, Eminem needed two months to write his whole verse on this song while Sticky Fingaz wrote his verse in one day. 


I’m Back, 2000
0:30-0:41
I take seven [kids] from [Columbine]
Stand ‘em all in line, add an AK-47, a revolver, a 9
A MAC-11 and it oughta solve the problem of mine
And that’s a whole school of bullies shot up all at one time

This is probably the most well known Columbine reference made by Eminem.
This album came out one year after the massacre so it was still an sensitive subject. Therefore his label censored these two words (Kids and Columbine), even on the explicit version of the album.
I don’t think I have to explain what exactly this lyric means, it’s pretty clear.
In his book he states this:


“ I was getting shit about the Columbine reference on “I’m Back” and the label was telling me that I wasn’t gonna be able to say it. My whole thing was, what is the big fucking deal? That shit happens all the time. Why is that topic so touchy as opposed to, say a four-year-old kid drowning? Why isn’t that considered a huge tragedy? People die in the city all the time. People get shot, people get stabbed, raped, mugged, killed and all kinds of shit. What the fuck is the big deal with Columbine that makes it separate from any other tragedy in America?”

In 2015 a 15 year-old boy was arrested. He posted these lyrics on Instagram and added “Cause I’m just like shady and just as crazy as the world was over that whole Y2K thing”
The origiginal lyrics are “ ‘Cause (I'mmmm) Shady, they call me as crazy
As the world was over this whole Y2K thing”

When authorities searched the boy’s home they found weaponry and eventually arrested him. He denied any knowledge of the weapons and said he didn’t post this text on Instagram.


White America, 2002
0:42-0:48
White America, I could be one of your kids
White America, little Eric looks just like this

In this song it’s not only about the Lyrics but also about the music video.
With “little Eric” he mentioned Eric Harris but it was also meant as an example for a typical white kid. He is from middle america because his name is in the middle of amERICa.
The interesting part is, as I said, the video. Where you can see news of an school shooting during “I could be one of your kids”
And during “little Eric looks just like this” you can see one of those typical yearbook pictures and the house of the school shooter. The house looks a bit like the one the Harrises had.

When these lines get repeated you can see a boy full of (probably) blood stepping out of the map of america. On his shirt is written “I am Eric”.


Rap God, 2013
0:49-0:54
I’ll take seven kids from Columbine
Put ‘em all in a line, add an AK-47, a revolver and a 9

This was the first time we could hear the Columbine Line uncensored. Eminem didn’t rap all of the “I’m back” lines because he just wanted to
“See if I get away with it now that I ain’t as big as I was”
As you can hear, he got away with it.





Eminem is one of the few people who openly give their sympathy for the two shooters.
He admitted to be interested in serial killers in this statement:
“I did find myself watching a lot of documentaries on serial killers, I mean, I always had a thing for them. I’ve always been intrigued by them and I found that watching movies about killers sparked something in me.The way a serial killer’s mind works, just the psychology of them is pretty fucking crazy. I was definitely inspired by that, but most of the album’s imagery came from my own mind.”

But Marshall Mathers seems to have an very personal realationship with the whole Columbine Issue.
He himself was bullied on a daily basis during his childhood, often for his race and for always being the new kid. When he was nine years old he got beaten up so bad he was in an coma for several days. I think he is one of the people who is trying to understand what Harris and Klebold were going through.
But I think it is important to mention, that he is the living proof that even when your life is is shitty right now because of some people who have nothing in their life but to terrorize you, that you can still have a better life. And you beat them best when you keep on living.

“That Columbine shit is so fucking touchy. As much sympathy as we give the Columbine shootings, nobody ever looked at it from the fuckin’ point of view of the kids who were bullied—I mean, they took their own fucking life! And it was because they were pushed so far to the fucking edge that they were fucking so mad. I’ve been that mad.

-Marshall Mathers

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Zephyr | Magma Cone
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I’ve been posting some original characters here and there, mostly to practice character designs and building their own personal histories. Now they’ve all grown into a cohesive story and I’ve been surprised by the amount of interest they’ve generated! I have to put a hold on a lot of my bigger personal projects, but creating a comic around these guys is a goal!

General plot: In a super-powered world with a glut of heroes running around, it’s surprisingly hard to save anyone. Len Keoni leaves his home to find his missing brother and enlists the help of Cooperative 5, a cheap agency that freelances its “heroic” services to anyone who can pay. Only thing is, Len’s got power: raw, inexperienced power, and Co-Op 5 might just need him as much as he needs them. In a society where hero schools drive kids into debt, the hero industry is a selective industry, and where having untrained powers means being a social pariah, Len will learn how being true to himself can help him navigate through a cutthroat world full of competitive heroes, shady organizations, and, of course, villainous villains.

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Admin: Mimi

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Fandom: BTS

Genre: Smut

Pairing: Jungkook x Reader

Warnings: spanking, language?, sex (obviously lmao)

Word Count: 3809

Authors Note: Woahh, so this is the first smut I’ve written holy moly (ravioli ravioli give me the formuoli lmao) so I hope this was good enough! I kinda made it CEO!Jungkook, because I drew inspiration from the gif (I could stare at it for days oml halp), and I also combined two asks I got for Jungkook since they were similar. I hope I did my bias justice and wrote a good smut for him lol. Enjoy, as always, and feedback is appreciated! If there are any errors please let me know! Happy reading ^^

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anonymous asked:

It really bothered me how Alex equated being cold with being alien. In fact that seems to be a running big theme this season, implying emotion sadness vulnerability etc. are strictly human qualities.

Well, Alex was just using the language that Kara has been using for the past few months to her advantage.

The show clearly demonstrates with the many alien characters on the show that they are capable of a full range of emotion and compassion, but Kara associates being human with her choice to be Kara Danvers, her choice to be connected to the world rather than flying above it, protecting it.

And then Kara associates alien with her Kryptonian burden, the task her mother and her religion gave her, to protect. Associates alien with her own ability to sacrifice someone she loves for the greater good, something most around her are not capable of. (It’s a quality that likely reminds Kara of her mother.)

Alex wanted to play upon that cold morality that Kara is capable of—which is so connected to Kara’s self perception as a Kryptonian—thinking it might keep her from taking emotion-driven risks. 

But Kara’s morality is centered around saving as many people as possible at any cost. Which means that she can make choices that are impossible, but it also means that she’ll try until the last second to protect everyone. It is only when she’s absolutely sure there is no other way that Kara will show how capable she is of taking her personal emotions out of the equation.

And because she’s so, so hopeful a person, it is often long after those around her have decided that everyone cannot be saved that Kara comes to this conclusion.

But the show is pretty clear on the fact that Kara’s wrong to think that because she’s not human she can’t be emotional or have love.

I mean, just in the crossover, they made the distinction between actually being an alien and how Kara is feeling:

“Barry, it’s different for you guys, you’re human.”

“And you’re what? Other than an alien.”

“Alone.”

It’s sort of a complex theme they’re running with—J’onn is dealing with the same idea of meshing being an alien and living as a human, but it looks very different for him—and that’s kind of why it’s fun.

But they aren’t actually trying to say that only humans are capable of human emotion.

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STAR WARS PROPAGANDA BY PABLO HIDALGO

“DELIVER US FROM JEDI EVIL“

At the start of the Clone Wars, the Jedi were largely kept out of Republic propaganda, with the clone troopers becoming the face of patriotism during the conflict. This was the preference of the Order, which eschewed imagery of heroism or the romanticization of warfare. For the Separatists, however, the use of Jedi in propaganda was not so forbidden.

Anti-Jedi sentiment was more a product of their cultural absence rather than a refutation of anything substantive. Separatist worlds that had experienced lawlessness attributed that to Jedi neglect, a failure of policing. Indeed, the war itself was a failure of the peacekeepers. To these disaffected worlds, the Jedi were just one more symptom of an inattentive Core World. They imagined the Jedi to be cultural elites, or in the case of this piece, a zealous sect of warmongers.

When I picked this book up, I expected it to be not that interesting, because it seemed like a fairly niche thing, the effect that propaganda had on the galaxy, from it’s beginnings to the Clone Wars to the Empire to the Rebellion and beyond.  And there are some great little insights along the way!  But what surprised me was how, while this absolutely is filtered through the lens of the effect of propaganda, it’s far more than that, it’s a book about what happened.  It’s a book about the themes of Star Wars, the decay at the heart of the Republic and the various players’ parts in this story.

I’m going to focus on the Jedi part of it, but keep in mind that they’re actually a very small fraction of what was going on in this book!  While the movies and TV shows focus on those characters (because they make for good, dramatic stories, because Star Wars as a story is about Anakin Skywalker!), this is a book about the entire galaxy.  This is a book about the public at large and about politics.

This is a book that lays out how propaganda and false narratives contributed to so much of what happened and why.  

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Not going to lie, J.K. Rowling raving and gushing about Johnny Depp being in the Harry Potter franchise and how he’s a good addition to the series has made me lose some respect for her. Johnny Depp, an abuser, is in the same franchise about an abused child that lived in the cupboard under the stairs for YEARS, was tormented by his family, underfed as punishment, and so on. Disgusting if you think about it. You would think that J.K. would feel the same way as well, but I’m thinking she sees Johnny Depp as more of a cash cow more than anything else. Defending an abuser when your whole entire franchise was made based on a story about an abused child and how he not only escaped his abusers but became his own hero and the hero of the muggle/wizarding world is kind of baffling/ shady.