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I was planning to write my review of TDKR, but instead I'm writing this post to say that my heart goes to all those who were wounded or killed in Aurora CO, their families and their loved ones. I went to a midnight showing of TDKR last night, and I am beyond words to describe how utterly horrifying it is to think that people, who were just as excited as I was about TDKR, were gunned down by a psychopath who coldly and calculatedly planned his massacre.

I feel it's incredibly tasteless to write my thoughts about TDKR, squeeful as they are, when this hangs over our heads.

But I would say this: today, after hearing about the shootings, I pondered refunding the ticket I already bought for Monday to see the movie again. I'm not of this opinion anymore. Not going out and having the pleasure of seeing this movie in the company of other fans and Batlovers is exactly what that fucking piece of shit wanted to achieve after the bloodbath ended, and I'm not giving him the satisfaction. He will rot in jail, probably in solitary for the rest of his little life because reportedly prisoners do not take kindly to child killers. Which he is. Intentionally.

This post has no happy ending, because I'm not happy. I am incredibly sad and angry over this, and I can't find it in me to write a more hopeful resolve. I feel the rage of a fan who knows their kin was targeted last night. Maybe it's time to turn off the internet for the day.

Date: 2012-07-21 01:32 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] emmagrant01.livejournal.com
I think this is a good perspective to take, I really do. *hugs*

Date: 2012-07-21 01:35 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] loony-moony.livejournal.com
Thank you, dear. <3 *moar hugs*

Date: 2012-07-21 01:59 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ericadawn16.livejournal.com
I was worried for my co-worker whose family lives in Aurora but once she found out they were okay...it was kind of a weird feeling. Going to the film almost became like a duty...like back in the 9/11 days where we were proving that we won't let terrorists win by changing us.

The sad thing is that we have changed in a lot of ways for the worst but I'm not going to go into that.

Instead, while it sounds good, it sounds like a relief to say he has no ties to terrorism...the plain fact is that James Holmes IS a terrorist and should be addressed as such.

They come in all shapes and sizes but we should never let fear rule our lives. They wanted to watch a film and be entertained. They'll never have that chance now but we can watch in their memory and remember.


Date: 2012-07-21 05:33 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gekizetsu.livejournal.com
I'm so sorry. All of this should rightfully have been squee. There's no good place for tragedy, but, this just isn't fair.


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