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”
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” youcan 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.”
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.
Prompt/Ask: Hello! Could I request a Jungkook smut where he gives you a
very rough spanking becuase you obliviously made him jealous. Like it wasn’t on
purpose, it was because you are way too innocent and didn’t realize you made
him jealous. Please, if you are unconfortable, just let me know and I’ll change
Hai!! Could you do a smut with jungkook where
he gets jealous of the other members being around/comfortable with you XD make
em super possessive during the nasty, love😩💕
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 ^^
Pairings: JeonJungkook x Reader (MAIN) | Park Jimin x Kim Taehyung | Jung Hoseok x Min Yoongi | Kim Namjoon x Kim Seokjin
Genre: angst and fluff, soulmate au, scifi
Description: The first time you met Jeon Jungkook was on your tenth birthday. On that day, he was nothing more than the strange man who jumped into a dark portal that suddenly opened in the middle of the park. The ten year old you just stood in the grass, strands of hair ruffling from the calm breeze that swooped by; head slightly tilted, bright, innocent eyes wide open and starring at him with wonder and disbelief. There was a certain amount of confusion, but your young mind was too naïve to question his actions or what they entailed.
Like parallel lines running in opposite directions, the Yin dimension and the Yang dimension were separate worlds that flowed in perfect sync. People living in the Yin dimension aging up and people living in the Yang dimension aging down. But the interesting thing is, once a person’s life is nearing its end in one dimension, they begin anew in the other, forming a never-ending life cycle that’s existed since the beginning of time.
People in the Yin and Yang dimensions never came in contact with each other simply because they aged in opposite timelines and any form of interaction would just create a paradox.
The only case you’ve ever heard about where two people who aged in opposite timelines were able to see each other and fall in love was the famous story of a boy named, Park Jimin, and his lover Kim Taehyung thousands of years ago. It was quite the legend, a tale told to every kid when they were little. Parents always reassured their children that glitches like that only happen once in a million years because the Yin dimension and the Yang dimension flowed in a perfect parallel cycle, and any kind of error was VERY rare. Some people even went as far as to say, the story is nothing but an urban legend about star-crossed lovers, made up to teach children a life lesson, because the accuracy of the flow of time in the dimensional cycle is apparently 100%.
But this very legend had it’s reputation as most popular children’s bedtime story long before you were even born, mainly because of the lovable protagonist Park Jimin, who was described as a pink-haired, fairy –like boy from the Yin dimension, and his lover Kim Taehyung, a beautiful sun-kissed prince from the Yang. It was less about the actual paradox of two opposite timelines colliding and more about what would happen to people if they lost their practical mindset. The two lovers could’ve chosen to forget about each other and just let the cycle naturally correct the mistake it made. But in the end, their love consumed them and they were forced into the dark depths of a black hole, eternally lost. Or so the story goes….
You had no idea how the telling of this legend became an unchanging tradition, let alone why it was even necessary to expose children to such a tragic tale.
The concept of death was literally that, a concept, because no one existing in either the Yin or Yang dimensions knew what death actually was, because life to them was just an endless cycle, a progression of time in a circle…from old to young, young to old and back again.
To just suddenly not exist one day was unfathomable, and no one would trade eternal life for mortality, so perhaps the legend served the purpose of giving people an idea of true love, another unfamiliar concept (perhaps even more unfamiliar than death) for the people of the two dimensions.
I don’t think Cat being in an alley is OOC? The germaphobe thing is waaaaaay exaggerated by fanon, she just can’t afford to get sick because it costs the company money if she takes time out.
If she was a reporter - even just a gossip one - she’ll have done her time in all kinds of shady locations. Given that the world is being invaded, I don’t think Cat Grant is too precious to get her hands, or her exquisitely tailored suit, dirty.
I love the theories and speculating, but I don’t think this image in and of itself is a dealbreaker.
Today is warm. But the wind is really strong. Because the wind is really strong, the clouds are moving along really quickly, and it keeps switching from being sunny* to being shady*… It really feels like the world is turning. And as spring becomes visible, I start wanting to run ahead.
Ah, probably tomorrow, I’ll have an exciting announcement.
In the mafia, one of the best methods to getting what one desires is to suck up to anyone who has power over you. You always despised having to play nice with people to succeed, but success in itself felt pretty good. So naturally, you learned when and when not to use this technique of manipulating others to your benefit.
Being held captive at a gala by four inexperienced girls was a different matter. You resisted the urge to roll your eyes at ridiculousness of this situation. These four girls, who you had figured out were Jisoo, Chaeyoung, Lisa, and Jennie—their leader—weren’t even part of a mafia. They were some rookie gang trying to stir up trouble, and sure enough, they had managed to stir up trouble with you, one of the most powerful queen-pins in the country.
So it’s been a while since I last made one of these, and these are some of the fics that helped me through some rough patches.
Clexa with family feels
C_AND_B’s Lasting Impressions - Lexa is a gay disaster who walks into a painting because she’s too busy ogling at Clarke, who also happens to be the teacher of Lexa’s younger brother, Aden. Gay disaster x 10. Bonus points: Anya and Aden are little shits, as all good siblings are, and Tris(!!) also makes an appearance. (While you’re at it, check out the rest of C_AND_B’s fics; you won’t be disappointed.)
thrace’s But still good - Clarke’s got the hots for the new kids’ soccer coach and her Saturday mornings just got better. Really cute with minimal drama. Bonus points: there’s a Mother’s Day special, Little, not broken. (Like with the previous author, check out the rest of thrace’s works. They’re amazing.)
transientpermanence’s The Three Truths - I’m not gonna lie, I’m still hella confused as to how/why the rift between Clarke and Lexa had gotten so bad (before the events in the fic, touched on in flashbacks), but the bonding with the Griffin family is hella cute. Bonus points: the analogies. Extra bonus points: the bonus chapters (find them at the Miscellaneous collection).
Same author, Present Day - Clarke hates Lexa, she’s hated her since childhood. Actually, no, she loves her, Clarke’s just pretty dense. Good thing the technicalities of her father’s will meant that she’d have to spend 6 months with Lexa, supervising the company. Bonus points: Lexa’s got an adorable kid.
Clexa holiday feels (because where I’m from, the Christmas season ends in February–it also starts in September)
smallamountsofmonster’s Home For Christmas - Clarke spends Christmas with Lexa’s family and gets embroiled in a vicious war between Lexa and Anya and the munchkins. It’s up to Clarke to broker a deal, and win the war. With bribery and pies. (P.S. Check out their other fics too.)
AmyBot3000’s The Spectator - Former tennis champion Lexa gets caught on-cam ogling at Clarke, the wild card in the US Open. The whole world is rooting for them. #AdvantageClexa (while you’re at it, check out the rest of the author’s fics, you’d want to.)
coldmackerel’s the business of caring - Campus Police Supervisor Lexa Woods is on a thrilling task of tracking down the Mural Marauder, the culprit behind the series of beautiful artworks–sorry, vandalism on-campus. Actually no, Lexa just wants this year to end and move on with her life. If only Maya of the school paper left her alone, and sole daytime dispatcher Clarke Griffin stopped terrorizing her with her… with her entire charming being.
DreamsAreMyWords’ Those Icy Fingers Up and Down My Spine - It’s the Triwizard Tournament once again and there’s some shady stuff going on in the world of witchcraft and wizardry. If you’re looking for mystery and mayhem of epic proportions, and love and friendships that are equally epic, then this fic is for you.
aeveee, magicalzebra and scryves’ Chasing Down Silver Linings - An explosive confrontation in the art museum marks the start of an eventual friendship between two individuals recovering from the loss of someone they loved dearly. (Not gonna lie, this fic is going to hurt, but it deals with grief and pain with such grace, such care and sensitivity that as the characters embark on their journey to healing, I found myself healing with them.)