I know this is just tumblr and all, but I really do like to think of you as Dylan's voice, or some weirdly-psychic extension of him. The way in which you write about him - you remind me of him, in a way. It's very genuine. Like, all I know is that I couldn't ask for a better person to blog about him. I just really appreciate and admire this tumblr. Sorry if this message is weird, btw.
No worries that your message would be construed as ‘weird’ - quite the contrary - it was a very unique and thoughtful. So, thank you very much! I appreciate the sentiment. Mm..yes, what you suggest does seem to make some sort of sense, hm? Well, far be it for me to understand the driving force beyond this blog! ;) We don’t have Sue and Tom writing that book about their beautifully brilliant yet horrible tragedy that was their boy anytime soon (I wish..) so, in lieu of that, I suppose Everlasting-Contrast assumes as Dyl’s ‘transceiver’ of sorts: puzzle pieces of facts, information and impressions coming together to convey a sense, a glimpse, of who He was in actuality, beyond societies’ ’monster’ mask. Thanks again for the kind words. :)
Dylan wearing the glasses that he broke later in the future.
He didn’t broke his glasses but his sunglasses :)
“Jamie Shofner (4,412) would occasionnaly walk around the school with Dylan. She recalled one day when she was with him and a few of his friends outside of the school at a designated smoking area. Dylan was given a test from an unknown magazine regarding normalcy. The test indicated that Dylan was normal. Jamie was surprised at the result. She stated she thought Dylan was strange because he always wore his sunglasses. Dylan told her he paid between 200 to 300 dollars for his sunglasses.One day, he was at school and seemed very depressed and he told her it was because he broke his sunglasses.”
Yep. His sunglasses broke which were expensive as hell, and a prized possession like his trench, so he was blue about it. I don’t get the feeling he’d be too upset over his regular knock-around glasses that he apparently only wore at home or occasionally working stagecraft at CHS.
Researching Dylan Klebold’s German roots reminded me of one of the most (in)famous works of German literature, The Sorrows of Young Werther (Die Leiden des jungen Werther) written by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe in 1774. I couldn’t help but notice that Dylan and the protagonist of the…
Dylan’s birthday is a good enough reason to post about his ancestral origins, I suppose!
I’m quite impressed by how much Columbine stuff is on the internet in Russian! Back in the bad old days of the Cold War in the 1980s, when I (and Eric and Dylan) were little kids, Russia, then the…
Love this post - thanks for all the great research!
I usually don’t reblog my own stuff, but well.. it’s the birthday and I don’t have new material for you yet. Since we’re all pretty stuck in the Dylan-sentiment right now, this felt appropriate to reshare. Enjoy the read. =)
A felicitous reblog for His day.