Quirks: The idiosyncrasies of DBK

Triple Barred Cross Earring

Dylan’s left ear was pierced, and he usually wore a “triple cross” earring. A friend of Dylan’s in 2002 said that it was homemade, but it has also been heard that it was made in Shop class at school or that it was specially ordered from a company. He drew the triple cross numerous times, repeating the same design over and over in his writings and doodles.


To Dylan, the triple barred cross symbolically represented the Ever-lasting Contrast - signifying the eternal battle of good and bad within himself, humanity and the world. The upright cross, the traditional christian style crucifix, representing the good, the pure, the light - adjoined to the inverted cross - representing the mirror opposite - the bad, the tainted, the dark. The union of polar opposites, the intersection of creative force and destructive force, positive and negative, joined as one. Dylan, himself, is represented as the large slashed bar that “cuts” across the middle of the two opposing crosses in constant internal conflict. The struggle of duality, of dark and light within himself, resonated deeply with Dylan.

I think Dylan was originally attracted by the two barred “Cross of Lorraine”. The symbol that was originally adopted by the Knights Templar and it’s form mirrors the teachings of Hermeticism and it’s occult axiom “As Above, So Below”. Marilyn Manson utilized the two barred symbol for his band post Columbine. I suspect that in the midst of a late night cutting session, Dylan discovered his own unique symbol from the original double barred cross. He cut a slash down the midsection of the double cross. You can see where he says “cut here” in his journal drawings and refers to the midsection as “me”. The symbol that Dylan arrived at on his own is actually known as a Salem’s Cross. I believe the earring was custom made to his exact specifications. It was the only earring he ever wore and religiously. It was so special to his being that he made sure to remove the earring, along with other personal items of significance, placing them in a small pile, before committing suicide.

” favorite contrasting symbol because it is so true & means so much.”

”..good things turn bad and bad things become good.”

anonymous asked:

There was a fellowship called Thee Temple Ov Psychick Youth (TOPY), founded in 1981, that uses Dylan's same exact tri tier cross as their symbol. They call it Thee Psychick Cross. Idk much about TOPY, but apparently people that are attracted to it tend to feel rejected from society's conditioning of normalcy and wish to break free from its chains. It's just interesting how Dylan's cross can be found in so many places. So I'm wondering, have you discovered anything that uses Dylan's cross too?

The Evolution of The Everlasting Contrast Triple-Barred Cross (of Salem)

No, sorry to say, the TOPY Thee Psychick Cross is not like Dylan’s. In fact, it is the exact opposite of the everlasting-contrast triple barred cross as the bars are reversed.

Detail below of Dylan’s shift in focus from the Cross of Lorraine’s two bar design to the Cross of Salem with three bars.  The ‘Cut Here’ is the larger slash across the middle representing himself in ‘Me’.


Strawberry-flavoured tea, Nine Inch Nails, fairy lights and my journal.
So far, on these two pages, there are scribblings in English, Hungarian and the bus tickets are printed in Serbian, including something in German and Macedonian is to go! :)
The triple barred cross necklace is completely handmade (I only need to paint it over w/ silver color so the marks of material bending and scratches made while cutting aren’t so visible anymore).
Also, look at my drawing of Dylan. :)


So, I wanted to write something without kids…here we go.  Bucky and Sam.  Bro-nemies shenanigans after Darcy and Steve’s first date…

“Well well well, look who is doing the walk of shame.”

Steve furrowed his brow at Sam’s very loud announcement as he walked into the gym.  He didn’t quite understand that and shared a look with Bucky, who was standing next to Sam’s weight bench.  He had been heckling Sam as the man attempted to max out his bench press when Steve had walked in.  And he may have had a pinky on the left side of the bar, keeping Sam from reaching his goals.

But Bucky didn’t understand the phrase out of Parakeet Pant’s mouth either.  But a lifetime of being cool gave Bucky the good sense not to look perplexed.  Instead he plastered on that smirk that they had dug out of the recesses of his brain in Wakanda and nodded at Steve knowingly.

“I’m not—ashamed?” Steve shrugged his shoulders, dumping his gym bag on the bench and digging through it for his workout clothing.

“Berky over here said the reason you didn’t come down to the gym with him is because you didn’t come home last night,” Sam explained with a roll of his eyes as he got up from the bench.

Bucky simply started stacking his own weights on the bar, nearly tripling Sam’s maximum effort for his own warm up.  He had purposely kept Sam in the dark about the particulars about Steve’s date.  It had been with Pepper Potts’ right hand gal, one buxom and beautiful Darcy Lewis.  Steve was madly in love with her, had been for years now.  

And Bucky had strong armed the fool into finally asking her out.  And he’d spent the night with her on the first try.  

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Old friends (Dylan)

Words: 1933

Trigger Warnings: Mentions of Columbine

Request: Ok i hve a request! Can you make one after 4/20 where you were dylan’s gf and you’ve been so depressed after the massacre so one night while home you see dylan and he’s like i have one night to spend time with you and you guys talk & kiss & stuff SORRY THIS IS A MESS BUT LOVE U


Half of the people who came over kept saying that it would be a quick recovery, the other half kept saying that she was bad for getting hung up over it.

“Oh he killed people! He killed your friends, how are you sad?”

“He’s a monster, why do you miss him? Are you crazy too?”

Internally, (Y/N) wanted to get over it, be able to stand up proudly and talk about who he really was, but every time his face came to her mind, she would choke on her breath, beginning to sob into her sweater again. She was angry at him, she was so mad, but not for the reasons she should have been. She was mad that he had left her all alone, with everybody upset with her for something she didn’t do. She was mad that he didn’t think to warn her, he didn’t have a way to tell her that things weren’t okay with him.

And then she was sad, sad that this was the end for him, that he wasn’t going to do all the stuff that he talked about. When he talked about it, he spoke with a dreamy sense, as if his future was going to be the most ethereal experience that anybody had ever experienced.

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Dylan’s Mandala

 The Sanskrit meaning of mandala means “circle”. The circle is a symbol of perfection, eternity, unity and completeness/wholeness. It is a cosmic diagram reminding us of our relation to infinity, extending beyond and within our bodies and minds. Mandalas are incredibly versatile and can personify any number of meanings for the viewer. The meaning each mandala holds is limited only by the creator and the observer. Mandalas are circular designs symbolizing the notion that life is never ending. Many mandalas have spiritual significance to an individual or group of individuals.

 Merged Symbolism:

 Foundation 1

Polarity & Conflict  ~ The Everlasting Contrast triple-barred cross


 Center Layer 2

Fate ~ The Barbed Wheel of Fate


 Top Layer 3

Endless journey  ~ The Downward Spiral of infinincy or ‘DS’

Imagine taking Dean to your high school reunion

Summary: Dean talks you into going to your ten year high school reunion

Pairing: Dean x Reader

Word Count: 2,000

Warnings: self doubt/self esteem issues

A/N: sorry I’ve been so absent lately… between school and being sick and writer’s block, writing has been tough lately. Enjoy Dean fluff! I have a serious thing for scruffy Dean… (not my pic, found it on google images)

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Harquebusier’s Armor of Pedro II, King of Portugal (reigned 1683–1706)

This armor can be identified by its decoration as having belonged to Pedro II (reigned 1683–1706). The decoration includes the crowned monogram PR for Pedro Rex (Pedro the King) and the cross of the commander of the Order of Christ, a hereditary office held by the kings of Portugal.

Harquebusiers were armored cavalrymen generally equipped with a carbine (known as a harquebus) carried at the right side on a shoulder belt, a pair of pistols holstered at the front of the saddle, and a sword. This form of armor, consisting of a triple-barred helmet, a cuirass with a bulletproof reinforcing breastplate, and an elbow gauntlet, was commonplace in England up to about 1645. The armor of King Pedro is significant not only as a very late example of this type but also as the probable work of the London armorer Richard Holden. A very similar armor made by Holden in 1686 for James II of England (reigned 1685–88) is in the Royal Armouries in the Tower of London. 

The armor is shown with an associated buff coat (acc. no. 29.158.885). This sturdy leather defense, which provided effective protection against sword cuts, was worn throughout the seventeenth century, first in conjunction with armor and later alone.

Metropolitan Museum of Art

wow so Ioana Crisan has a Tsuk full on vault and a 2.5 twist to front layout full on floor, nice. Cimpian looked terrible on uneven bars, Romania why.. 

Lari was solid on both beam (she brought back the triple twist dismount) and bars, Cata her usual badass self on beam (she added the 2nd loso to her acro serie) but she was meh on floor and scared the crap out of me on her 2.5 twist to front layout (she put her hands on the floor and did some sort of front handspring bc she landed the 2.5 low, her takeoff was completely off)


Milo was a hot tamale today! He was really towing me to the jumps and wanting to go forward which is something that would bother me with most horses but since he can be a weenie, I was actually pretty happy with how forward he was today (especially with the triple bar) and he actually came back to me when I was asked (other than when he needed to flounce around like a kangaroo for his victory dance). He’s doing the hunters next Sunday 😂 we will add some excitement, that’s for sure. It’ll be good for him since he doesn’t have much experience jumping hunter jumps.

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anonymous asked:

Who do you personally think was Dylan's love letter too? I think Marla.

I had a long, kind of stupid post about who the girl could be in Dylan’s acrostic poem (JC-001-026426), trying to compare letters and the length of the names involved with the students in the 1999 Columbine yearbook.  (Of course, she might not even have been at Columbine anymore by 1999, we just don’t know…and of course Dylan might have been writing about two or more girls.)

I thought it might be Erin Boortz, a senior, actually (all conjectural, of course):

[E] is for the [ecstatic] joy she gives me

[R] is for how she [renders] me helpless with her beautiful gaze

[I] is for the [intense] moments she shares with me

[N] is for the [new]-found love that I’ve been looking for all my life

[B] is the [beauty] of us as a couple

[O] is for how [often] I hope to spend time with her

[O] is for how she is the [only] one I love, that I have ever loved

[R] is for the [roof] where we can look at the stars

[T] is for how [terrifically totally(?)] beautiful she is

[Z] is for her [zest] for everything she does.

Also, I thought the design in this heart almost looks like a stylized “E” and “B”, made out of Dylan’s triple-barred cross (JC-001-026426):

But really, I have no idea…I’m probably entirely full of crap.

If we had Dylan’s complete transcript and maybe a list of the students that were in those classes, we could probably figure it out.

Cards Against Columbine

Thinking of what a Columbine expansion pack for Cards Against Humanity would look like. A few ideas

Black Cards

  • I would willingly endure (BLANK) in exchange for the basement tapes
  • (BLANK) fucker should be shot
  • Who’s under that table?
  • Before learning the art of time bombs, Eric considered attacking the school with (BLANK)
  • If Eric’s mother had written a book it would have been titled “A Mother’s (BLANK)”
  • In addition to the triple bar cross, Dylan symbolized his psychological/spiritual struggle with the image of (BLANK)
  • Contrary to reports, Dylan actually asked Cassie Bernall “Do you believe in (BLANK)”?

White Cards

  • The basement tapes
  • Dylan’s Tek-9
  • Natural selection
  • Yo momma jokes
  • A failed time bomb
  • Hit men for hire
  • A god of infinite sadness
  • Buying guns for your underage friends
  • Vodka

anonymous asked:

did Eric and Dylan had any piercings? Or at least wanted any?

Eric- no piercings and no tattoos. Although, he talked about wanting to get “REB” tattooed on his arm in his webpages for NBK.  

Dylan- no tattoos but one piercing on his left ear. He always wore a triple barred cross earring that was costumed made. Which is actually the same symbol he draws a lot in his journals. (Kinda) visible here:

Defiance, Part 4

[Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3]

Summary: Katara never thought she’d take shelter from the Water Tribe in the Fire Nation. Zuko never thought he’d build a life with someone he is only supposed to be seeing for fun. And neither one knows just how close their countries are to self-destruction.

[For Zutara month, Day 4, “Fireplace”]


A cheer went up as an enormous cloudbank that had hugged the ocean waves exploded into seafoam and whirlpools at the Gates of Azulon. The Water Tribe fleet had arrived exactly on time, and the docks were groaning under the pressure of the crowds that had come to watch the performance. Some of the citizens had waited years to see a waterbender in the Caldera, and Master Pakku and his students did not disappoint. Scarcely had the clouds vanished when a platform of ice skated across to the docks, handrails forming on either side and eventually forming a staircase. Pakku and the other waterbenders glided forward on the walkway, then pivoted as one and enclosed the whole affair in a glistening wet dome as they proceeded to greet the Firelord.

Zuko was impressed. He remembered his father closeting him with his tutors long after the sun went down, making sure to instill the continuous dogma of Sozin. Firebenders are superior. Firebenders can create their own element. The others can only take from what is around them.  And while he still considered his nation the greatest of the four, he was beginning to give more and more weight to the idea of a balanced world. He felt that the spectacle before him was a bit much, but he understood. The Water Tribes, after facing a challenge to their very existence, needed to prove that they were still mighty and united.

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