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Oy, make it end! [Apr. 17th, 2007|07:28 pm]
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The semester ends twenty days from now. So much work is being piled on right now...nearly too much to handle. I am being fatigued to the max and because of that, there's really no energy left over to make thoughts, conclusions, or observations about my life. It's constant in-the-moment and just-ahead madness. Too much going on to really grasp onto or think about.

What I can conclude, though, is:
--I cannot even comprehend what the Virginia Tech shooting must have been like. It defies all reason and all capacity to envision. I read the articles yesterday, cried, couldn't sleep, and that was that. What an utter mind-job, 33 people dead from one screwed up, suicidal guy. 33 people well into their lives and only just beginning them, chosen to be the sacrificial lambs of someone else's madness.
Anything more to be said about it would be redundant and translucent, so I'll stop.
--I love you guys, my family, Ari, his family, and also myself.
--All else will be elaborated on when I summon the capacity to.

[User Picture]From: king_gravewater
2007-04-18 01:09 pm (UTC)
The thing I keep telling people, and it never seems to quite sink in, is that desperation makes people do almost anything. Desperation will make a man kill his brother, unleash plagues upon his country, grow a mullet, you name it.

I got that image scanned for you, by the way. I think it makes a good example of how directional lighting can be used to pick out or hide individual features. Hiding a beer-gut is very easy in the right kind of lighting. *laugh*
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[User Picture]From: minuetcat
2007-04-19 01:48 pm (UTC)
Yeah, but desperation in this case was a product of nothing but madness. The "need" came from himself rather than from without (as in so many of the justifiable cases).

lol, I see what you mean. Though I can still see it!
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[User Picture]From: king_gravewater
2007-04-20 03:43 am (UTC)
Desperation is still desperation, whether it comes from within or without. It stems from people taking concerns to a third party and not getting an adequate response, at least in most cases.

Well, bear in mind the man in that shot is 52 years old now, so it is somewhat natural his belly would protrude a little (I think he was 49 when that shot was taken).
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[User Picture]From: pseudolollipop
2007-04-18 05:30 pm (UTC)
People are so ridiculous. Honestly,the school should have been on lock-down after the altercation with the RA and some girl. I feel that 33 lives could have been saved had the school cancelled classes after the first shooting in the morning.
Love and prayers to the VA Tech students and their families.
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[User Picture]From: minuetcat
2007-04-19 01:55 pm (UTC)
Same here, though they did have a good point...closing down a university like that is like closing down a city, and at the time they thought the girl and the RA being shot was because of some guy's dispute, and that it had ended with their deaths. If the same thing happened in an apartment building somewhere, would authorities close the whole community? I think they should have, yes, though I also understand why it would have been difficult (and probably take more than 2 hours) if they had.
Though I still think the notification e-mail was way too late in being sent...that could at least have done something.

I'm sending my prayers to them every day as well...I can't get over how horrible that was. Larger than life! It's horrible how much damage one guy can cause.
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