I like these gifs of Dylan, mr 90’s cool dude ;). But why is it everytime I look at him It’s like I can feel him thinking ‘WHAT do I DO with these ARMS…should I cross them, put ‘em on my hips…maybe I’ll let them hang’ lmao
Psychologically, calling someone with grievances of the "nerd" archetype "insecure" is victim blaming- to take their feelings of enslavement, dehumanization, abandonment, and shift blame from perpetrators onto the victim: "it's YOUR fault for feeling that way." To belittle. It's no wonder why the nerd archetypes receive this label more then the macho (who deserve it most) in a power hungry society. But it's backwards. Meekness is a GOOD thing...Dylan was expressing exactly that, not self hate.
I would agree with your observation. The way I see it, Dylan was operating in his most natural, core form: he was perceived as ‘shy’, timid and gentle as a little boy and preteen. Hubristic antitheses past judgment on his innate qualities since it’s foreign to their own nature. Projected on to him is the conclusion: the nerd, smart, quiet kid. The insecure, meek and mild one, automatically considered the blaring weak link in Middle/High School. I do think that yes, Dylan internalized the pigeonholing which transformed into self loathing and shame because he concluded himself inadequate, ‘different’ i.e. not masculine or aggressive enough. The adoption of wearing his uniform or armor -the black trench and sunglasses on an almost daily bases - was a way to puff himself up and shield himself from feelings of vulnerability. If others hadn’t underscored the opinion that he was not strong and aggressive enough, he could’ve embraced his true self as equally worthy. The shy, gentle, intellectual sort generally have to deal with the, unfortunately, typical societal pressures to conform by those brasher that exert their will.
By the way, I love your artwork. :)
VOICE: And tell me again why I am seeing you together today?
After the introductory scene, we follow Eric and Dylan through their Diversion program, derived from the actual Diversion documents.
(“Session 1: April 14, 1998” projected.)
VOICE (REBEL & PREP): State your name.
DYLAN: Dylan Bennet Klebold
DYLAN: I thought my dentist’s appointment was in the morning—
ERIC: But it wasn’t. Dylan messed up the time, so I told him to come to my two-thirty appointment.
True story. LOL. What are friends for?
My favorite Columbinus dialog of all your posts! Much of it taken straight from their mouths and condensed into a perfect progressive snapshot.
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Nice set. The six sides of Dyl. Too good to not post. :)
“The framework of society stands above & below me. The hardest thing to destroy, yet the weakest thing that exists. I know that i am different, yet i am afraid to tell the society. The possible abandonment, persecution is not something I want to face, yet it is so primitive to me. I guess being yourself means letting people know about inner thoughts too, not just opinions & fashions. I will be free one day, in the land of purity & my happiness, I will have a love, someone who is me in a way. Someday… Possibly thru this life, maybe another, but it will happen…”
What fun is life without a little death? — As translated in La logique du massacre: Derniers écrits des tueurs de masse, which translates nearly the whole of Dylan and Eric’s (released) diaries into French.
Since this is Bastille Day, I think it’s kind of appropriate. Also, it’s Brooks…
See? According to VoDkA, the correct order is:
"Dylan and Eric Ending" on the shopping list. …. Fuck :’/
That’s not a shopping list. It’s the list of what order items would be thrown on the bike in the Car Wax video they made. Dylan and Eric came on at the end and attacked the bicycle, then the video ended.
Do you like Eric or Dylan more?
Who is your favorite/least favorite victim?
What is your favorite Eric quote?
What is your favorite Dylan quote?
What do you think about Brooks Brown?
What is your favorite Columbine related:
it’s interesting what brooks brown said about dylan, how it really wasn’t adorable how insecure/awkward he was— it was painful
and i think a lot of people forget this sometimes? people want to make dylan out to be this cute lovable guy but he really, truly hated himself and i know how that looks,…
Some good points. Though, I don’t think there’s any delusions that Dylan was only a smidge shy on the surface and warmly adorable just underneath. Not by a long shot: it was crippling social inhibition and internal, chronic feelings of being completely ‘unsalvageable.’ There’s plenty of people that can relate. But I think what resonates and makes people smile half wistfully amused actually IS the awkwardly painful shyness and his groping attempts to compensate, for example, to act the part of a cool, smooth character in which he then becomes self conscious and screws up his lines. It’s that trying really, really hard and failing because, inside, he knows he’s not that by a long shot. His foibles are endearing; it’s not that he is a charismatically cute, ‘smooth’ shy guy. Brooks just missed it entirely.