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PostSubject: Re: Columbine Documents Transcribed   Wed Jan 18, 2017 12:14 pm


026613-026622 A Doll’s House by Eric et.al



Helmer = Eric Harris

Nora = [redacted]

Maid = [redacted]




The scene starts right after Torvald has read the letter from Krogstad.



Helmer: NORA!

Nora: [screams] Oh!

Helmer: What is this? You know what's in this letter?

Nora: Yes, I know. Let me go! Let me go!

Helmer: [holding her back] Where are you going?

Nora: [struggling to break loose] You can’t save me, Torvald!

Helmer: [slumping back] True! Then it’s true what he writes? How horrible! No, no it’s impossible—it can’t be true...

Nora: It is true. I've loved you more than all this world.

Helmer: Ah, none of your slippery tricks.

Nora: [taking one step toward him] Torvald!

Helmer: What is this you've blundered into!

Nora: Just let me loose. You're not going to suffer for my sake. You're not going to take on my guilt.

Helmer: [walks over to hall door] No more play acting. [locks it] You stay right here and give me a reckoning. You understand what you've done? Answer! You understand!?

Nora: [looking squarely at him. her face hardening] Yes. I'm beginning to understand everything now.

Helmer: [striding about] Oh, what an awful awakening! In all these eight years - she who was my pride and joy - a hypocrite, a liar - worse, worse - a criminal! How infinitely disgusting it all is! The shame! [NORA says nothing and goes on looking straight at him. He stops in front of her.] I should have expected something of the kind. I should have known. All your father's flimsy values - BE STILL! – All your father's flimsy values have come out in you. No religion, no morals, no sense of duty - Oh, how I'm punished for letting him off! I did it for your sake and you repay me like this.

Nora: Yes, like this.

Helmer: Now you've wrecked all my happiness - ruined my whole future. Oh it's awful to think of. I'm in a cheap little grafter's hands; he can do anything he wants with me, ask for anything, play with me like a puppet - and I can't breathe a word. I'll be swept down miserably into the depths on account of a featherbrained woman.

Nora: When I’m gone from this world, you'll be free.

Helmer: Oh, quit posing. Your father had a mess of those speeches too. What good would that ever do me if you were gone from this world, as you say? Not the slightest. He can still make the whole thing known; and if he does, I could be falsely suspected as your accomplice. They might even think that I was behind it - that I put you up to it. And all that I can thank you for - you that I’ve coddled the whole of our marriage. Can you see now what you've done to me?

Nora: [icily calm] Yes.

Helmer: It's so incredible, I just can't grasp it. But we'll have to patch up whatever we can. Take off the shawl. I said, take it off! I've got to appease him somehow or other. The thing has to be hushed up at any cost. And as for you and me, it's got to seem like everything between us is just as it was - to the outside world, that is. You'll go right on living in this house, of course. But you can’t be allowed to bring up the children; I don't dare trust you with them - Oh to have to say this to someone I've loved so much! Well, that's done with. From now on happiness doesn’t matter; all that matters is saving the bits and pieces, the appearance - [doorbell ring, HELMER starts.] What’s that? And so late. Maybe the worst? You think he'd? Hide Nora! Say you’re sick. [NORA remains standing motionless. Helmer goes and opens the door.]

Maid: [half dressed, in the hall] A letter for Mrs. Helmer.

Helmer: I’ll take it. [snatches the letter and shuts the door] Yes, it's from him. You don't get it; I’m reading it myself.

Nora: Then read it.

Helmer: [by the lamp] I hardly dare. We may be ruined, you and I. But - I've got to know. [Rips open the letter, skims through a few lines, glances at an enclosure, then cries out joyfully.] NORA! [NORA looks inquiringly at him.] Nora! Wait! - better check it again – Yes, yes, it's true. I’m saved. Nora, I'm saved!

Nora: and I?

Helmer: You too, of course. We're both saved, both of us. Look. He's sent back your note. He says he's sorry and ashamed - that a happy development in his life - oh, who cares what he says! Nora, we're saved! No one can hurt you. Oh, Nora, Nora - but first, this ugliness all has to go. Let me see [takes a look at the note] No, I don't want to see it; I want the whole thing to fade like a dream. [tears the note and both letter to pieces, throws them into the stove and watches them burn] There - now there's nothing left - He wrote that since Christmas Eve you - Oh, they must have been three terrible days for you, Nora.

Nora: I fought a hard fight.

Helmer: And suffered pain and saw no escape but - No, we're not going to dwell on anything unpleasant. We'll just be grateful and keep on repeating: it's over now, it's over! You hear me, Nora?! You don't seem to realize - it's over. What's it mean- that frozen look? Oh, poor little Nora, I understand. You can't believe I've forgiven you. But I have Nora; I swear I have. I know that what you did, you did out of love for me.

Nora: That's true.

Helmer: You loved me the way a wife ought to love her husband. It's simply the means that you couldn't judge. But you think I love you any less for not knowing how to handle your affairs? No, no - just lean on me; I'll guide you and teach you. I wouldn't be a man if this feminine helplessness didn't make you twice as attractive to me. You mustn't mind those sharp words I said - that was all in the first confusion of thinking my world had collapsed. I've forgiven you, Nora; I swear I've forgiven you.

Nora: My thanks for your forgiveness, [she goes out through the door...right]

Helmer: No, wait [peers in] What are you doing in there?

Nora: [inside] Getting out of my costume.

Helmer: [by the open door] Yes, do that. Try to calm yourself and collect your thoughts again my frightened little songbird. You can rest easy now; I've got wide wings to shelter you with, [walking about close by the door] How snug and nice our home is, Nora. You're safe here; I'll keep you like a hunted dove I've rescued out of a hawk's claws. I'll bring peace to your poor shuddering heart. Gradually it'll happen, Nora; you'll see. Tomorrow all this will look different to you; then everything will be as it was. I won’t have to go on repeating I forgive you; you'll feel it for yourself. How can you imagine I'd ever conceivably want to disown you- or even blame you in any way? Ah, you don't know a man's heart, Nora. For a man there's something indescribably sweet and satisfying in knowing he's forgiven his wife - and forgiven her out of a full and open heart. It's as if she belongs to him in two ways now: in a sense he's given her fresh into the world again, and she's become his wife and his child as well. From now on that's what you'll be to me - you little … bewildered … helpless thing. Don't be afraid of anything, Nora; just open your heart to me, and I'll be conscience and will to you both [NORA enters in her regular clothes.] What's this? Not in bed? You've changed your dress?

Nora: Yes, Torvald, I've changed my dress.

Helmer: But why now, so late?

Nora: Tonight I'm not sleeping.

Helmer: But Nora dear ...

Nora: [looking at her watch] It's still not so very late. Sit down, Torvald; we have a lot to talk over. [She sits at one side of the table.]

Helmer: Nora ... what is this? That hard expression …

Nora: Sit down. This’ll take some time. I have a lot to say.

Helmer: [sitting at the table directly opposite her] You worry me, Nora. And I don't understand you.

Nora: No, that's exactly it. You don't understand me. And I've never understood you either - until tonight. No, don't interrupt. You can just listen to what I say. We're closing out accounts, Torvald.

Helmer: How do you mean that?

Nora: [after a short pause] Doesn't anything strike you about our sitting here like this?

Helmer: What's that?

Nora: We've been married now eight years. Doesn't it occur to you that this is the first time we two, you and I, man and wife, have ever talked seriously together?

Helmer: What do you mean - seriously?

Nora: In eight whole years - longer even - right from our first acquaintance, we've never exchanged a serious word on any serious thing.

Helmer: You mean I should constantly go and involve you in problems you couldn't possibly help me with?

Nora: I'm not talking of problems. I'm saying that we've never sat down seriously together and tried to get to the bottom of anything.

Helmer: but dearest, what good would that ever do you?

Nora: That's the point right there: you've never understood me. I've been wronged greatly, Torvald - first by Papa, and then by you.

Helmer: What! By us - the two people who've loved you more than anyone else?

Nora: [shaking her head] You never loved me. You've thought it was fun to be in love with me, that's all.

Helmer: Nora what a thing to say!!

Nora: Yes, it’s true now, Torvald. When I lived at home with Papa, he told me all his opinions, so I had the same ones too; or if they were different I hid them, since he wouldn't have cared for that. He used to call me his doll-child, and he played with me the way I played with my dolls. Then I came into your house ...

Helmer: How can you speak of our marriage like that?

Nora: [still going on] I mean, then I went from Papa's hands into yours. You arranged everything to your own taste, and so I got the same taste as you - or I pretended to; I can't remember. I guess a little of both, first one, then the other. Now when I look back, it seems as if I'd lived here like a beggar - just from hand to mouth. I've lived by doing tricks for you, Torvald. But that's the way you wanted it. It's a great sin what you and Papa did to me. You're to blame that nothing's become of me.

Helmer: Nora, how unfair and ungrateful you are! Haven't you been happy here?

Nora: No, never. I thought so - but I never have.

Helmer: Not ... not happy!

Nora: No, only lighthearted. And you've always been so kind to me. But our home's been nothing but a playpen. I've been your doll-wife here, just as at home I was Papa's doll-child. And in turn the children have been my dolls. I thought it was fun when you played with me, just as they thought it fun when I played with them. That's been our marriage, Torvald.

Helmer: There's some truth in what you're saying ... under all the raving exaggeration. But it'll all be different after this. Playtime's over; now for the schooling.

Nora: Whose schooling ... mine or the children's?

Helmer: Both yours and the children's, dearest.

Nora: Oh, Torvald, you're not the man to teach me to be a good wife to you.

Helmer: And you can say that?

Nora: And I ... how am I equipped to bring up children?

Helmer: Nora!

Nora: didn't you say a moment ago that that was no job to trust me with?

Helmer: In a flare of temper! Why fasten on that?

Nora: Yes, but you were so very right. I’m not up to the job. There's another job I have to do first I have to try to educate myself. You can't help me with that. I've got to do it alone. And that's why I'm leaving you now.

Helmer: [jumping up] What's that!?

Nora: I have to stand completely alone, if I'm ever going to discover myself and the world out there. So I can't go on living with you.

Helmer: Nora! Nora!

Nora: I want to leave right away. Kristine should put me up for the night …

Helmer: you're insane! You've no right! I forbid you!

Nora: From here on, there's no use forbidding me anything. I'll take with me whatever is mine. I don't want a thing from you, either now or later.

Helmer: What kind of madness is this?

Nora: Tomorrow I'm going home ... I mean, home where I came from. It'll be easier up there to find something to do.

Helmer: Oh, you blind, incompetent child!

Nora: I must learn to be competent, Torvald.

Helmer: Abandon your home, your husband, your children! And you're not even thinking what people will say.

Nora: I can't be concerned about that. I only know how essential this is.

Helmer: Oh, it's outrageous. So you'll run out like this on your most sacred vows.

Nora: What do you think are my most sacred vows?

Helmer: And I have to tell you that! Aren't they your duties to your husband and children?

Nora: I have other duties equally sacred.

Helmer: That isn't true. What duties are they?

Nora: Duties to myself.

Helmer: Before all else, you're a wife and a mother.

Nora: I don't believe in that anymore. I believe that, before all else, I'm a human being, no less than you … or anyway, I ought to try to become one. I know the majority thinks you're right Torvald, and plenty of books agree with you, too. But I can't go on believing what the majority says or what's written in books. I have to think over these things myself and try to understand them.

Helmer: Why can't you understand your place in your own home? On a point like that, isn't there one everlasting guide you can turn to? Where's your religion?

Nora: Oh, Torvald, I'm really not sure what religion is.

Helmer: What?

Nora: I only knew what the minister said when I was confirmed. He told me religion was this thing and that. When I get clear and away by myself, I'll go into that problem too. I'll see what the minister said was right, or, in any case, if it's right for me.

Helmer: A young woman your age shouldn't talk like that. If religion can't move you, I can try to rouse your conscience. You do have some moral feeling? Or, tell me … has that gone too?

Nora: It’s not easy to answer that, Torvald. I simply don’t know. I’m all confused about these things. I just know I see them so differently from you. I found out, for one thing, that the law's not at all what I'd thought … but I can't get it through my head that the law is fair. A woman hasn’t a right to protect her dying father or save her husband's life! I can't believe that.

Helmer: You talk like a child. You don't know anything of the world you live in.

Nora: No, I don’t. But know I’ll begin to learn for myself. I’ll try to discover who's right, the world or I.

Helmer: Nora, you're sick; you've got a fever. I almost think you're out of your head.

Nora: I've never felt more clearheaded and sure in my life.

Helmer: And ... clearheaded and sure ... you're leaving your husband and children?

Nora: Yes.

Helmer: Then there's only one possible reason.

Nora: What?

Helmer: You no longer love me.

Nora: No. That's exactly it.

Helmer: Nora! You can't be serious!

Nora: Oh, this is so hard, Torvald ... you’ve been so kind to me always. But I can't help it. I don't love you anymore.

Helmer: [struggling for composure] Are you also clearheaded and sure about that?

Nora: Yes, completely. That's why I can't go on staying here.

Helmer: Can you tell me what I did to lose your love?

Nora: Yes, I can’t tell you. It was this evening when the miraculous thing didn't come ... then I knew you weren't the man I'd imagined.

Helmer: Be more explicit; I don't follow you.

Nora: I've waited now so patiently eight long years … for, my lord, I know miracles don't come every day. Then this crisis broke over me, and such a certainty filled me: now the miraculous event would occur. While Krogstad's letter was lying out there, I never for an instant dreamed that you could give in to his terms. I was so utterly sure you'd say to him: go on, tell your tale to the whole wide world. And when he'd done that …

Helmer: Yes, what then? When I'd delivered my own wife into shame and disgrace!

Nora: You're thinking I'd never accept such a sacrifice from you? No, of course not. But what good would my protests be against you? That was the miracle I was waiting for, in terror and hope. And to stave that off, I would have taken my life.

Helmer: I'd gladly work for you day and night, Nora, and take on pain and deprivation. But there's no one who gives up honor for love.

Nora: Millions of women have done just that.

Helmer: Oh, you think and talk like a silly child.

Nora: Perhaps, but you neither think nor talk like the man I could join myself to. When your big fright was over ... and it wasn't from any threat against me, only for what might damage you ... when all the danger was past, for you it was just as if nothing had happened. I was exactly the same, your little lark, your doll, that you'd have to handle with double care now that I'd turned out so brittle and frail. [Gets up from table.] Torvald ... in that instant it dawned on me that for eight years I’d been living here with a stranger, and that I'd even conceived three children … oh, I can't stand the thought of it! I could tear myself to bits.

Helmer: [heavily] I see. There's a gulf that's opened between us ... that's clear. Oh, but Nora, can't we bridge It somehow?

Nora: The way I am now, I'm no wife for you.

Helmer: I have the strength to make myself over.

Nora: Maybe … if your doll gets taken away.

Helmer: But to part! To part from you! No, Nora, I can’t imagine it.

Nora: [going out, right] All the more reason why it has to be. [she reenters with her coat and a small overnight bag, which she puts on a chair by the table.]

Helmer: Nora, Nora not now! At least wait until tomorrow.

Nora: I can't spend the night in a stranger man's room.

Helmer: But couldn't we live here like brother and sister …

Nora: You know very well how long that would last, [throws her shawl about her] Good-bye Torvald. I won't look in on the children. I know they're in better hands than mine. The way I am now, I'm no use to them.

Helmer: But someday, Nora … someday?

Nora: How can I tell? I haven't the least idea what'll become of me.

Helmer: But you're my wife, now and wherever you go.

Nora: Listen, Torvald ... I've heard that when a wife deserts her husband's house just as I'm doing, then the law frees him from all responsibility. In any case, I'm freeing you from being responsible. Don't feel yourself bound, any more than I will. There has to be absolute freedom for us both. Here, take your ring back. Give me mine.

Helmer: That too?

Nora: That too.

Helmer: There it is.

Nora: good. Well, now it's all over, I'm putting the keys here. The maids know all about keeping up the house ... better than I do. Tomorrow, after I've left town, Kristine will stop by to pack up everything that's mine from home. I'd like those things shipped up to me.

Helmer: Over! All over! Nora, won't you ever think about me?

Nora: I'm sure I'll think of you often, and about the children and the house here.

Helmer: May I write you?

Nora: No ... never. You're not to do that.

Helmer: Oh, but let me send you …

Nora: Nothing ... nothing.

Helmer: Or help you if you need it.

Nora: No. I accept nothing from strangers.

Helmer: Nora ... can I never be more than a stranger to you?

Nora: {picking up the bag] Ah, Torvald ... It would take the greatest miracle of all …

Helmer: Tell me the greatest miracle!

Nora: You and I both would have to transform ourselves to the point that ... oh, Torvald, I've stopped believing in miracles.

Helmer: But I'll believe. Tell me! Transform ourselves to the point that?

Nora: That our living together could be a true marriage, [she goes out down the hall]

Helmer: [sinks down on a chair by the door, face buried in his hands] Nora! ... Nora! [looking about and rising] Empty … she's gone, [a sudden hope leaps in him.] The greatest miracle … -[the door SLAMS shut] –



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PostSubject: Re: Columbine Documents Transcribed   Wed Jan 18, 2017 12:15 pm


026626 ID Software Letter by Eric



ID Software,



Hello, my name is REB. I have been playing your megahit DOOM for about four and a half years now, and no matter what new games are invented and sold, I always have come back to DOOM 2. The atmosphere and over all feel of the game is still unmatched in my books. I have been creating my own levels and patches for about three years, and am still going strong. I have read all four books published by ID software about the DOOM story, Fly and Arlene, and their adventures. I have noticed now that Quake is the new "story" in the ID books. However, I have been wondering for the past four years if a DOOM 3 has even been considered by ID Software. Just imagine, all the old baddies and guns from DOOM, all the old textures and environments that made DOOM have such an impact, all of them on today’s and tomorrow's newest gaming engines. Imps, humans, demons, spiders, all of them remade into an engine like the one used for Quake 2. If it's a story line that kept you from making DOOM 3, that is the least of your problems in my opinion. If the DOOM novels aren't enough, or suitable, then I am positive there are hundreds of legitimate stories out there. Even I could come up with enough of a plot to make another DOOM game. The Plutonium pack and such were great, but they were still all on the same DOOM engine. I believe that the world of the space marine should be taken one step higher or one lift higher. How many times have you wanted to look up and down, go underwater, see the "other" side of the DOOM eye, climb on top of the E1M8 star, and so many other things in DOOM? Maybe it is just a fantasy of mine, but then again, it is so very possible to make it real. If you need workers for doom levels or for graphics, I could even be a start. With my background and love for the game, I don't think there are many people at all in the world who know more about DOOM than I do. I may not be able to make Quake 2 levels, but my DOOM levels could be one hell of an inspiration for new worlds. So, in conclusion, I have 3 questions:



1. Has it ever been considered that a DOOM 3 could be made on an engine like or better than Quake's?



2. Is it possible to make even a DOOM add-on for Quake, Quake 2, or other games of the kind?



3. How about a DOOM movie?



Please reply as soon as possible, and if it is at all possible, try to have the creators of the original DOOM and DOOM 2 read this letter.



P.S. Would you like some screen shots of my latest doom levels, "Tier?" Maybe ID could use some of these levels.



--- Loyal Doomer, REB.
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PostSubject: Re: Columbine Documents Transcribed   Wed Jan 18, 2017 12:15 pm


026627-026628 Interview: Living During the Great Depression by Eric



WHAT WAS YOUR LIFE LIKE DURING THE GREAT DEPRESSION? DID YOUR FAMILY FEEL THE FULL IMPACT OF THOSE DIFFICULT TIMES?



Well, we had a home, had food on the table. Whenever mama made a loaf of bread it was a treat. I had nine people in my family and we lived in a little three room house. We always had a family gathering in the summer and went to the park to have picnics and play, most of them lived on farms so they had a lot of food because they raised it.



WHAT DID YOU AND YOUR FRIENDS DO FOR ENTERTAINMENT?



We never went anywhere, just played. We did go to the Saturday matinees. Went to Sunday school and had picnics in the summer.



WHAT WERE YOUR FAVORITE MOVIES? FAVORITE ACTOR OR ACTRESS?



A western cowboy show, it was a serial. Tom Mix, Clark Gable, and Mema Loy.



CAN YOU REMEMBER THE NAMES OF ANY POPULAR SONGS?



Just Singin’ in the Rain.



WHAT KINDS OF DANCES DID YOU DO?



None, never was a dancer.



WHAT DID YOUR FAMILY DO FOR ENTERTAINMENT? DID YOU HAVE A RADIO? WHAT PROGRAMS DID YOU LISTEN TO?



Played cards. My parents went to square dances. Played dominos a lot. Yeah, we listened to Amis and Andy, and Ma Perkins.



WHAT WAS YOUR TOWN/CITY LIKE?



Just a normal town, nobody really had anything. Everyone that we knew didn't have a job, but a lot of the men were on W.P.A.



DID YOUR FAMILY OWN A CAR? IF SO, WHAT KIND? DO YOU REMEMBER THE PRICE OF GASOLINE?

Yeah, we had a model T. I sure don't.



DID YOU WALK TO SCHOOL? HOW BIG WAS IT? HOW MANY TEACHERS DID YOU HAVE?



Sure did. Pretty small. Just one, all day long.



WHAT SUBJECTS DID YOU STUDY?



Reading, writing, arithmetic, and some home EC.



DO YOU REMEMBER THE SOUP LINES?



Yes I do.



WHAT WAS YOUR GREATEST FEAR?



Worms and snakes.



DO YOU RECALL ANY INTERNATIONAL EVENTS?



Just World War II, Hitler invading Europe.



HOW WERE TEENAGERS THEN DIFFERENT FROM TEENAGERS TODAY?



They didn't carry guns, they obeyed their parents, didn't talk back. Just more civilized.



DID YOU LIVE ANYWHERE ELSE BESIDES OKLAHOMA CITY DURING THE DEPRESSION?



Well in the summer of 1937 we moved to Denver.



DID YOU TAKE ANY FOREIGN LANGUAGES IN SCHOOL?



Nope, just English.



HOW LONG DID IT TAKE YOU TO WALK TO ELEMENTARY SCHOOL? MIDDLE SCHOOL? HIGH SCHOOL?



About ten minutes, and about thirty for middle and high school.



IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE TO ADD OR SHARE ABOUT THIS TIME IN YOUR LIFE?



I was just glad to get out of Oklahoma City. It was cold in the winter time. Denver was so much better.
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PostSubject: Re: Columbine Documents Transcribed   Wed Jan 18, 2017 12:15 pm


026629 Eric’s Love Letter



Hi. I have a few things I really want to say but I never seem to be able to say them in person. Even though I have only known you for a few weeks, and have hardly had any time to really know you, I would really like to get to know you much better. Actually when we worked together Monday night I wanted to ask you to just hang out for a while after work and maybe just talk. Like about that guy that you mentioned, the one that you met on AOL, or about work school, people, anything. I just really wanted to spend some time with you. But since your friend stopped by I assumed that you and her would be leaving together so I just left without saying anything. You see, I just hope that you feel the same. I am just kind of going on a hunch here but I hope I'm right. I don't know if you like talking ... or just to me... or what. From what I gather from people at work and by just being there, I see that almost every guy there flirts constantly with you or at least tries. And I try too, just to make you smile, but I have never been good at flirting or even just talking. I see that you are a very busy girl, and have a great family and nice friends, and you seem to like to talk about what you’re thinking, but so far, have been cut off short. You see, I have never understood why girls spend more time with guys who just look good and flirt a lot then with guys who actually have something intelligent to say and are a little “deeper” than most other guys. Oh well. I guess what I am trying to say is ... if you have time in your life to just sit down, relax, and talk with a guy who cares a lot about you, and if you want to, let me know. Because I really want to get to know you, and who knows, maybe even "go out." If you don't ... just don't say anything. I'll understand. I'm used to it. Well, bye for now maybe I’ll see you at work sometime this week. Please reply, or call, if you want to do something.
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PostSubject: Re: Columbine Documents Transcribed   Wed Jan 18, 2017 12:16 pm


026630-026632 Eric’s Chat Room Log 3, REB DoMiNe



[redacted]: OH my gosh, I forgot to call you huh?

REB DoMiNe: Yup.

[redacted]: I am so sorry … let me explain …

REB DoMiNe: Oh ok.

[redacted]: Both [redacted] and one of my friends came in tonight to ask me to go out and I

told both of them no way because I wanted to go home and take a shower and just

relax and I was thinking the whole shift that I was going to call you and I just forgot

after those two left around 8 … I am so sorry :=(

REB DoMiNe: Ah don’t worry. I understand.

[redacted]: I feel so bad though. Please don’t be mad. My mom is going to braid my hair real

quick … I’ll be back in like five

REB DoMiNe: Oh don’t worry, we got to do something though … you owe me now =] Ok. I

should still be on

[redacted]: Ok I’m back

REB DoMiNe: Ok cool. So were you very busy tonight at work?

[redacted]: Yeah it was, but there were four of us

REB DoMiNe: So … how is life treating you today?

[redacted]: Pretty good, kind of sad because I started packing up my room

REB DoMiNe: Ah, getting ready to leave huh.

[redacted]: Yep, I have about 3 weeks to pack it all up though, I am leaving for most of August

until right when I have to go up to CSU

REB DoMiNe: So wait, where are you going in August then?

[redacted]: To Wisconsin, I used to live there, I am going to stay with all of my relatives for two

weeks to visit

REB DoMiNe: Ah that’s great.

[redacted]: So what did you do today?

REB DoMiNe: Ah not much. Made a few calls and finally got my paycheck from Tortilla Wraps.

[redacted]: Yeah I saw that sheet in the drawer, what was all that about

REB DoMiNe: Helped my Mom pack too, she leaves for Steamboat Springs tomorrow morning.

Well when [redacted] hired me, he never gave me the W-2 form to fill out, so I

had to fill that out like around the beginning of this month and I couldn’t get it to

him until like Monday … uh oh [redacted] just got on.

[redacted]: Yeah I know, I had to work with him for half an hour today

REB DoMiNe: Harr har. =]

[redacted]: He was being lazy like usual and me and [redacted] both had to redo what he

attempted when he left

REB DoMiNe: That sucks

[redacted]: I’m used to it with him, are you two friends at all?

REB DoMiNe: Well, kind of yeah and kind of no. We have never even done anything together so

not really, and from how I see he treats others … no not really.

[redacted]: That is what I thought!

REB DoMiNe: =] What are you doing tomorrow?

[redacted]: I am going to Idaho Springs with my family to meet some old friends from Kansas

who are staying in the mountains. We are going to Beau Jo’s pizza. I have to go to

tattered cover in the morning

REB DoMiNe: So uh, pretty uneventful day huh, kind of boring I see ... heh.

[redacted]: Yep, pretty boring!

REB DoMiNe: Hehe

[redacted]: What are you up to tomorrow

REB DoMiNe: I got a diversion meeting. I need to get my new medication. I work at Blackjack,

and my dad gets back from Oklahoma tomorrow night so I need to drop my car

off at SW plaza.

[redacted]: Sorry about that, someone just called me

REB DoMiNe: You’re just too popular. =]

[redacted]: Oh please

REB DoMiNe: So are you looking forward to CSU?

[redacted]: I am really really excited, especially to get out of this house

REB DoMiNe: yeah lucky, I got another year still.

[redacted]: haha! You going to college?

REB DoMiNe: Mmm, not sure yet, probably not. Maybe just a 2 year college or something small,

major in computer graphics or something but I’m almost positive not a 4 year deal.

[redacted]: I know your dream is to work at Tortilla Wraps for the rest of your life!

REB DoMiNe: oh yeah man … Shhh don’t tell though!!

[redacted]: It will be our little secret!

REB DoMiNe: Thanks! Hehe. So what you got you interested in … communications was it?

[redacted]: Yeah and journalism, broadcast journalism or magazine journalism or advertising.

REB DoMiNe: Wow. You sure know what you are doing huh. Well that is very cool, good luck.

[redacted]: Well I hope I still like it when I get to college J

REB DoMiNe: Yeah. I hear people change majors a lot once they are in college … not to get you

all nervous or anything

[redacted]: That has already made me nervous, thanks though!

REB DoMiNe: Heh.

[redacted]: What do you REALLY want to do then

REB DoMiNe: Well what I REALLY want to do is go on a nice long vacation with someone for a

few months, maybe Costa Rica or something, even a nice long road trip, but I just

want to leave Denver and all the damn people for a while. Kind of take a break

you know?

[redacted]: I suggest you do that then

REB DoMiNe: But. I guess something to do with computers, maybe games, maybe graphics,

maybe internet, kind of a wide area. Mm, thanks.

[redacted]: Do you do any of that stuff now?

REB DoMiNe: Yeah I’m pretty familiar with computers right now, especially computer games …

hehe

[redacted]: You make games?

REB DoMiNe: Oh no. But I play a few games in particular a lot.

[redacted]: Which games?

REB DoMiNe: Mostly DOOM 2, but I play Quake and Quake 2 and Duke Nukem also. Ever heard

of them?

[redacted]: Nope, don’t play computer games really

REB DoMiNe: Yeah, gee your weird, all the other girls I know are always on the computer! Hehe

just kidding

[redacted]: Sorry!

REB DoMiNe: Gawd Jen.

[redacted]: What?

REB DoMiNe: Heh, nothing. But yeah, I’m usually doing something with DOOM 2, but I love

making graphics and stuff too.

[redacted]: What kind of graphics?

REB DoMiNe: Umm, hmm, kind of hard to explain. I like very intense, deep, colorful graphics,

things that are out of a dream or something from deep space. Things that make

you go “Aww … that’s … awesome”

[redacted]: That sounds pretty cool

REB DoMiNe: Arrg, hey, have you ever had a dream that you just can’t stop thinking about? I

had this weird daydream today and I can’t stop thinking about it.

[redacted]: What was the dream?

REB DoMiNe: You really want to hear it?

[redacted]: Yeah

REB DoMiNe: Alright, cool, give me a second to type it all out.

[redacted]: Ok

REB DoMiNe: Ok, I am walking through this very deep forest at night time … I am wearing all this military gear like I’m a marine or something … there are these big flares going off way up high in the air and they are flying through the sky so there are shadows dancing all around. Then I come out onto this beach that reminds me of one of those marine life posters with all the dolphins, whales, stars, oceans, and everything. I look up into the stars and they are everywhere, like 10 times as many stars as you have ever seen. Then I hear this voice saying, “watch out for the flares and have a swell time!” and I get launched into space right into the stars.

[redacted]: That is pretty crazy. I don’t usually remember that much detail in my dreams, just

bits and pieces

REB DoMiNe: Same here. I can’t believe I remembered all that. Sounds kind of fun though … I

guess

[redacted]: That is a fun dream … I just get flashbacks during the day if I dream and that is all I

think about them

REB DoMiNe: Yeah. Hey, can I ask you kind of a personal, “deeper” question?

[redacted]: Sure

REB DoMiNe: What do you think about when you look at the sky at night, when there’s no

clouds out and you can see all the stars?

[redacted]: I’m not sure if I should answer that

REB DoMiNe: ? What do you mean … I’m sorry if I said something wrong … forget I ever asked it

[redacted]: It’s just that my mom keeps walking in here and I feel kind of weird when she sits

next to me to talk it I am typing stuff like that

REB DoMiNe: Oh, yeah I know how you feel, my mom does that too.

[redacted]: My dad is out of two and I think she is lonely

REB DoMiNe: So I didn’t like … offend or scare or anger you did I? that’s so sad

[redacted]: No not at all

REB DoMiNe: Phew. Heh. Sorry to put you in a kind of weird position. You don’t have to answer

that if you don’t want to.

[redacted]: No worries

REB DoMiNe: Cool. Hey, tell your mom I said “hi” if she’s still there!

[redacted]: She is in the room right next to me, I told her
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026636-026642 Return from the Stars by Eric 4/27/98 Period 5 Mr. Webb

026752 Return from the Stars by Eric 4/27/98 Period 5 Mr. Webb



Vitrifax: On Stanislaw Lem - Reviews of Lem's books



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This web-page provides book reviews on all of Stanislaw Lem's books, including Return from the Stars. It has a brief summary and explanation of the book and some information on the author and the translators.



Stanislaw Lem



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This web-page is a collection of several letters and reviews on Stanislaw Lem's novels and short stories. There are brief descriptions on Return from the Stars, but if one would wish to know about other books Lem has written, then this is a very helpful site.



Planet Brain Sex: Stanislaw Lem



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This particular web-page is about Stanislaw Lem. It tells about a lot of his earlier writings and shows some of his art that was used for a few of his own books. The site is very informative and easy to navigate on.



The Future of Humanity: A Lecture by Isaac Asimov



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This site is from a lecture given by the famous Russian author, Isaac Asimov. Isaac Asimov has written science fiction books just like Stanislaw Lem and I have found that their books share a few of the same thoughts and ideas. I believe that if one is interested in reading novels by Lem or Asimov, this lecture can be a great start to the science fiction realm of literature. Asimov explains beliefs, ideas, philosophies and other interesting concepts that support science fiction.



The Existentialism Hideout



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Although existentialism is not a major theme in this novel, it does show up once or twice. Along with several other philosophies such as nihilism, anarchism, and a little bit of the belief called Angst. Since the novel deals with all sorts of mixtures of feelings and philosophies, I suggest exploring this page and other pages about the topics just mentioned to get a good view of some of the thoughts one might expect from Return from the Stars.





The science fiction novel, Return from the Stars by Stanislaw Lem, is a story of an astronaut named Hal Bregg who returns from a voyage that was ten years long for him and his crew and 150 years long for Earth. Society has drastically changed and he is haunted by memories of his dead crew members.



The story begins in an absolutely stunning description of a futuristic city as Hal Bregg wanders around in it. For hours he explores the new and amazing city, lost and confused by all the new customs, procedures, and strange people. He soon is confronted by a woman and Bregg tries to explain to her about his background. The woman is frightened by his size which is larger and more muscular than everyone else in the city and shocked that he is not "betrizated," which is a process all humans and other evolved life forms go through at birth to nullify any violent impulses or harmful actions. Bregg then goes to a hotel and searches for any old friends or people that he might know or that might be able to explain what has happened to Earth.



After talking to a few doctors and scientists he discovers that all his work was for nothing. Almost half of his crew died for barely anything useful. Space exploration was deemed unimportant and wasteful. All sports and physical competitions ceased to exist because they were too dangerous. Any records set would only be broken by men or women that were not normal or were genetically enhanced, all human limits were reached and humans stopped striving for anything better. Remaining sports were padded to the point of which they were almost comical for Bregg to view. The human race lost all sense of romanticism and adventure.



Bregg is crushed by this news. He attempts to surround himself with whatever he can that remained from his time. He purchases books, (which were almost impossible to find since no books had been published for fifty years), and finds an antique car, which still was futuristic to him, and moves to a small town far away from any cities. While reading his books he discovers that all cars, planes, trains, and any other forms of transportation have been deleted or hanged so that absolutely no risk is involved for humans. Cars are replaced by "gleeders," which described as flying black cigars. Several other ways of transportation are changed to be more efficient and safer.



Anything that poses a threat to humans is done by robots. Hal Bregg learns that robots are a major part of society. He learns that robots create, supervise, repair, and destroy themselves and no human intervention is required any more. He learns from a famous author and scientist that space travel is pointless since it takes so long to reach another solar system and get back that by the time the ship has returned. Earth has changed so dramatically that none of the information gathered is worth anything. Also, the author states that the odds of finding another advanced civilization are very small, and that even if one was found, by the time the ship returns to earth, the earth has changed drastically and then all the information that was gathered by the crew of the ship is useless because the alien civilization has changed too. Bregg is angered by his readings.



With the arrival of one of his crew mates, Olaf, he begins to feel better and not so alone. Olaf and Bregg talk of their time on the voyage and recall all that they have been through and what has happened to each other after they got back to Earth. Bregg is continuously haunted by memories and flashbacks of his dead crew mates, and tells the reader about how each one died and how he was involved in the death. After a love affair with a married woman who has mixed feelings for Hal but still cares for him, Hal tries to commit suicide in his car but is stopped by Eri, his lover. Hal leaves Eri and goes to see one of his other surviving crew mates, Thurber. After talking with Thurber for a while Hal learns of another space expedition that has been planned out in complete secrecy from the public. While deciding to leave Earth again or to stay with his new wife Eri, Hal runs away into the mountains. There, he climbs to the top of a small mountain and looks over on the city and ponders about life, the human race, and the expedition, and finally decides to return to Eri.



Return from the Stars is an extremely well written novel even though it has been translated twice, Russian to German and German to English. The novel has some of the best descriptive scenes I have ever read, it possesses several very absorbing ways of thinking and philosophical views on life and humanity, and it has several greatly thought-out views on space travel and science.



In the beginning of the novel Stanislaw Lem describes an amazingly advanced city with all new forms of buildings, transportation, lighting, architecture, and several other things. The characters perception of this new world along with the vast and expressive description of this world adds up to place a brilliant picture into the reader's mind. I read the first twenty pages without even flinching I was so engrossed. Lem creates a whole new world and transports the reader to this place. His use of descriptive words and analogies are fantastic, along with his ability to let the character wander in his own thoughts and react to the environment. The scenes in which Hal Bregg has flashbacks of his mission and when some of his crew members were killed are beautifully written also. His description of space, planets, and the ship are spectacular. His descriptions are so life-like and well written that sometimes I forget that I am reading a book and it is not real.



This book made me think. That is putting it lightly. Since the descriptions are so detailed and brilliant and it seems so real it made me think about what it would be like to be there and what the other characters are thinking and several other things. During the story, the main character, Hal Bregg, reads several articles and books on what he missed while he was away. Some of the things that he reads are most interesting. He reads about a process called "betrization." This process was started about twenty years after Hal left Earth. What it does is it neutralizes strong impulses and nullifies immoral thoughts. It becomes simply impossible for one to imagine harming another. This process is also used on animals, too. At a certain time in the book Hal encounters two very large lions at night in a park. At first he is terrified but then he realizes that the lions will not attack and moves on. This has changed humanity all together, one article Hal observed had a meaningful quote in it; "they took the man out of man." That quote basically sums it up. Later, while Hal is at his resort, he begins to think about why people are even living anymore. He starts having thoughts about existentialism and nihilism. He tries to explain to himself why mankind has stopped to wonder or explore. Thoughts arise about what he has to live for and if he should do anything about his situation. Even with his wife Eri he feels like a strange foreigner. All these thoughts packed into one book provide one fantastic story.



When Hal Bregg left Earth, he believed that he was doing something great for mankind and that he was going to be remembered for all time. Throughout his missions he became more and more lonely and depressed. There were so many ways to die in space and the odds of one of those things happening was not that small, as he found out when about half of his crew died. One died in a probe sent out to gather data on a planet, and Hal waited all alone for his crewmate for more than two days even though he knew there was almost no chance of him being found. Another died on a planetoid, and when Hal went down onto the surface to find him, he discovered that he was still alive and thought that he was in hell. Hal was shot in the stomach trying to take his crew-mate back to the main ship. Others died as well, and when Hal returned to Earth, he was hardly recognized for his efforts and deeds. No one cared anymore. Since space exploration was deemed useless, society only noticed that a large old man was now walking the streets, and not a space hero that had returned from the stars. Since space travel can never be any faster than the speed of light, h was found that any attempt to find intelligent life forms was pointless. It was never scientifically proven in the story that faster-than-light travel existed. The only proof was that if an alien civilization discovered this technology of faster-than-light travel they would eventually come to our universe or within our range of vision, and since that has never happened in recorded history, it is highly unlikely that it exists at all. Also, since the time difference between the explorer and Earth was so great, it would be worthless to send out an expedition that would take 200 years to return from. These are just some of the views on space travel and humanity that I received from reading this book, but there are several more.



I recommend this book to anyone, who likes to think deeper than the every-day things like soap operas and what is "hip" in fashion. If you have never read science fiction before, I recommend this book to you. It gives you a chance to escape this world and enter an entirely new one. Some of the stereotypes of science fiction repulse people away from any good worthwhile science fiction novels. Do not believe that all science fiction is Star Trek and Star Wars where every character has some long unpronounceable name from a planet far, far away and a time long, long ago. That would be like believing the only romantic thing every written was Romeo and Juliet. Out of all the great novels on the list I received to choose from, "this one was not even on it. Another book by the same author called Solaris was, though. I read a few reviews on this book and found that it did not seem like I would enjoy it. The library had this book so I checked this out instead and my teacher approved it. I strongly urge that this book be put on the list of great novels. I have also read Papillon and All Quite on the Western Front and this book, in my mind, is the best of the three. So, in conclusion, I recommend this book to anyone who likes to read and think.
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026647-026648 Medea Quote by Eric Period 5

The quote I have chosen from the play "Medea" is when Medea says, "no, like some yellow-eyed beast that has killed its hunters let me lie down on the hounds' bodies and the broken spears." This quote shows that Medea wants to die fighting, be brave and courageous and not let her hunters take her without a struggle. This pertains to today's society because generally people who are in trouble or on the run think or want to think that they will not go out without a fight, and some people believe that they will be taken quietly and calmly, and not struggle at all. In the play, it is what the Greek women want Medea to do, be taken without a struggle, but she refuses.



Some people in today's society believe or want to believe that they are tough and strong. They think that they will not go out without a fight and can be brave in the face of danger and apprehension. Then again, there are people who say and do go out with a fight and aren't captured easily, proving they are who they say. There are also people who do not fight or struggle when captured. Euripides wants the readers to believe that Medea is as strong as she says and that she will put up a fight in the face of danger, which in my views she would. There are several different types of people in today's world as there was in ancient Greece. Medea is the type of person that is tough and hard as "stone" as she is often referred to as. The Greek women are the types of people who are calm and have less of a will to be free or stand up. It seems like today many people are like that too, and that the people who are like Medea are rare or hard to find, which is what the case is in the play. Medea is a foreigner to Greece and is different from all the people there.



So in conclusion, Euripides' play "Medea" has several themes and ideas that still pertain to today's society. One example is the quote by Medea, "no, like some yellow-eyed beast that has killed its hunters let me He down on the hounds' bodies and the broken spears." Medea is portrayed as the type of person that would not be captured without a fight and would make a stand. The Greek women in the play tell her not to stand up, therefore they are the kind of people that would not fight or be courageous. This is like today's society because it seems like there are a few people like Medea and the majority of the people are like the Greek women.
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026650-026654 The Hangout by Eric 9/22/95 Period 4



In the small, rural town of Phillipsburg on the border of a large, tall forest, a group of 6th grade boys are hanging out near a small shopping plaza. Dave, a five foot seven blond boy was talking with his two best friends, Danny and Bill.



"Hey Danny, uh, me and Bill were wondering if uh, if you want to go out in the woods after school and look for a new hangout place?"



"Yeah, I guess. I mean these guys are fine, but I think we should find a hangout place just for us three," said Danny quietly,



"I know what you mean I’m getting sick of John and his little sidekick Joe. It's like they're joined at the hip almost." I whispered. I did not want John and Joe to hear this little conversation.



Danny was a short kid, about five feet. He has the most wicked eyes I have ever seen. Maybe like some sort of a demons' eyes or something. His short buzz-cut made him look like a mini-marine with glasses. Bill, on the other hand, was about my height and is pretty large. His haircut is as if he stuck his head out of a car window for a while and then added a lot of hair spray. And out of the two of them. Bill is the brave one, not too bright but brave.



"Oh, Danny, bring your firecrackers in case someone from the gang follows us. If we even find anything," said Bill, the pyro in the group.



The next day we left our houses and went out into the tall forest to look for a new hangout place. Some of the trees in there must be at least a hundred feet tall. The large, almost majestic trees swayed in the light spring breeze. As we traveled through this giant forest we came to a stop at the largest, fattest, most oddly shaped oak tree we have ever seen. Its snake like arms twisted and pushed through all the other trees surrounding it. And they were surrounding the tree, almost as if protecting it from some monster. When we saw this tree and its branches running around everywhere Danny said, "I think we just found a new hangout place."



We had. We used the low branches to sit and do homework on and all the others to mess around on. The tallest branches are reserved for a kind of a lookout tower for any of the old gang guys coming to take what is ours. After about ninety minutes of messing around we went home.



The next day at school we were talking about whether or not we should put any traps around the oak, that's what we call the place, for any intruders.



"I think we should because John and his gang walk close to there every day and they might hear us one day and try to takeover our place." I said to Bill and Danny.



"Yeah but we might trip on them ourselves, you know," said the always safe Danny boy. "And besides, they would probably see all of the traps."



"Then we cover them up good and make a map of where they are or something." Bill said.



"Make a map of where what are?" Asked John, who we didn't even see walk by.



"Nothing John, we were just talking about our homework," said Danny, as he fought to come up with another excuse.



"Liar, I heard about the new hangout that you guys found and starting tomorrow, we're going to hang out there too, because that place sounds pretty cool," said John confidently.



"I don't think so John, that is our place, not yours and only we hang out there. And we will defend it if you try and go there." I remarked.



"Fine then, we'll fight you for it! And we’re going to kick your butts." And then he left.



"Great man, just great, we’re going to be buried at the oak if we don't let them go there!" Danny said as he panicked.



"I don't think so Danny boy" I said, thinking of a way to defend our, well our fortress now.



That day after school we set up trip wires, ditches, and a covered river all around the front of the oak. The thick, twisting branches of the oak tree and the smaller siblings around it formed an organic barricade and wall. We even brought in our new paint ball guns. With four buckets filled with up with paint balls and a small box of assorted fireworks, we were ready to kick some butt!



The next day at school we could only think about the fight that afternoon. I was thinking that we would win in the end. But I heard that they had some paint ball guns of their own and that all of John’s friends were coming. The feeling before the battle was one I never felt before. It was a mix between anticipation, hope, fear, and wonder. If we didn't win, we would be laughed at for the rest of sixth grade and John would have his buddies pick on us every second.



After school we went to the oak and began to prepare for battle. About fifteen minutes later we saw them coming. We slapped down our protective visors and put on our masks for the paint balls. We fired a warning rocket in the air above them. They responded with a barrage of red and yellow paint balls that splattered all around us. Bill and Danny were at the bottom of the tree and I was at the top. I shouted "you asked for it!" and began to fire off a couple of paint balls.



Bill screamed out "Let's rock!" and fired about fifty balls out of his fully automatic paint ball gun.



Danny and I both fired a twelve pack of bottle rockets out of our little guns made to fire the rockets. We made them out of a foot long pipe and a little wooden handle. A couple of them must have exploded close to them because we heard a couple "OW’s!" and “AH’s!” As I fired more balls of paint I saw Joe trip over a trip wire and fall into our little manmade pond, which was obscured from his vision by leaves at the time. He was so embarrassed of his unexpected swim that he began to get up and run away. I fired about twenty balls that hit him as he scurried away.



After about ten minutes of steady barrages of paint balls and explosions from pyrotechnics, the only people left were John and a friend of his Matt. Matt was only about ten meters from the closest branch of the oak tree when I grabbed three strips of two hundred firecrackers. I lit one after another and tossed them at him. After he ran away we had to deal with John. He had just got onto the first tree branch when Danny popped up and stared at him with those animal like eyes. John seemed hypnotized so me and Bill surrounded him and blasted his face with paint balls. Danny then launched a potato from our secret weapon, the potato gun and it hit him in the stomach and he fell off the branch, staggered up, and started to run. As he ran, we unloaded the rest of our paintballs on them, about sixty bottle rockets and about five potatoes from our potato gun.



We had won. The oak tree was ours for the keeping. The injuries were light. Bill was hit in the shoulder with a bottle rocket and Danny was shot in the left forearm with what appeared to be a pellet. Someone must have had a pellet gun. On the contrast, I was bruised m the shoulder when a broken branch fell on it. All of us were bruised and dripping with paint except Danny, who had only one hit in the foot.



When we went out into the battlefield we found six paint ball guns covered in green paint, which was the color of Danny's paint balls. Another gun had a bottle rocket stuck in the barrel, one of Danny's rockets.



"Geez Danny, you went berserk here. You must have hit these guns ten times each," I said in amazement.



"Yeah I guess I did lose it a little."



After that day we went to that enormous oak tree every afternoon. We never had to defend it again and John became the school dork. The hangout was ours.
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026655-026656 Native Americans by Eric 9/18/96 Period 4



Native Americans were very diverse and complex people. However, they had many things in common. They believed in many Gods, and they also had generally the same ideas about how the world was created. Indians also used natural resources and animals for almost everything.



One generalization for many Native American cultures is the belief in God and the creation of Earth by him. Many cultures believed in more than one God. "O our mother the Earth, O our father the Sky" is one example. The Indians ideas about how the Earth was created involved many of the same things. Like animals helping humans and lots of water or great floods.



Indian cultures used natural resources for almost everything. They used trees for their homes and weapons. They used plants and shrubs for many medicines and food. They also respected nature. In almost every culture there would never be a wasted or unused animal corpse. They all used the entire parts of every animal to help them. Most tribes never killed just to kill. They would use animals for clothing, food, weapons, and many other everyday uses.



Native Americans were very different and complex people. Even though there were hundreds of different tribes, they shared many of the same ideas and beliefs, such as their belief in more than one God, and that God created the Earth. Also they used animals and natural resources for almost all their needs.





026657-026658 Native American Leaders by Eric 9/18/96 Period 4



The leaders of many Indian nations and the concept of the League of Nations have a large relevance in today's society. Leaders had to have many important traits. The League of Nations needed peace, not war. These ideas still live today.



The leaders of the Native American tribes needed to have many special traits in order to be a good leader. Leaders needed to be immune to anger, criticism, and never think about fear or anger. "...For you will be proof against anger, offensive action, and criticism." Leaders needed to be totally against any offensive actions. "Neither anger nor fear shall find lodgment in your mind." Anger and fear should never affect leaders. The leaders of Native American tribes needed to have many traits. Anger and offensive actions could not be a part of a true chief.



The concept of the League of Nations was to have many Native American nations unite in peace and to have a main government for all the nations. The League of Nations did not believe in war. "...Now uproot the tallest pine tree and into the cavity thereby made we cast all the weapons of war." This means they wished to get rid of all the weapons of war. “We bury them (weapons of war) from sight forever and plant again the Tree." The League of Nations wanted to forget about war and dispose of all the weapons. They wanted to join many nations into 1 main nation. "If any man of any nation shall show a desire to obey the laws of the Great Peace, they shall trace the roots to their source, and they shall be welcomed to take shelter beneath the Tree of the Long Leaves." This shows that all nations could join in and be part of the League of Nations. "The smoke of the confederate council fire shall pierce the sky so that all nations may discover the central council fire of that Great Peace." They wanted all nations to join their confederation. The League of Nations generally wanted many Native American nations to join in peace and stop the wars.



Today's leaders and today’s United Nations are generally the same as the Native American leaders and the League of Nations. Today's leaders are almost the same as the Native American leaders. Our leaders cannot be affected by fear or anger. They are compassionate to their people, and they do not let criticism or offensive action judge their decisions. Both today's and the Native American leaders view the present AND future generations. The League of Nations and today's United Nations are very similar. We both try to stop war, and make peace with all nations. We also use the Native American’s idea of letting all nations join in. Our present ideas about leadership and uniting nations are very much the same with the Native American’s ideas.



Native American leaders and the concept of the League of Nations are very similar to today's united governments and leaders. Many of their ideas about what traits leaders should have are present in today's leaders. Also, their ideas about the League of Nations and our United Nations are very similar, which means the Native American ideas have a great effect on today's society.
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026659-026663 Singapore by Eric 10/6/97 Period 4 Mr. Webb
026664-026668 Singapore by Eric 10/6/97 Period 4 Mr. Webb
026669-026673 Singapore by Eric 10/6/97 Period 4 Mr. Webb
026725-026728 Singapore by Eric 10/6/97 Period 4 Mr. Webb

"No gum, nope. We can't chew any gum in Singapore," said Nixon as we talked about his hometown of Singapore. Nixon is 28 years old and is visiting the United States for training in his job at Gates Rubber Co. He wanted me to use his first name in this report instead of using his entire name, plus he said it was too hard to pronounce in English anyway! As he was explaining his hometown to me, I realized that Singapore is a lot like the United States. Business, sports, and recreation are all very similar, although religion and customs vary quite extensively. Geographically Singapore is very small, approximately 616 square kilometers. Its inhabitants refer to it as an "island-city" since the city itself covers most of the island.



Singapore has a tropical climate so the sports are mostly similar to American sports. Nixon has played soccer and softball in his hometown. Rugby, badminton, and basketball are also offered. "Soccer is most popular, softball is popular too, though," Nixon explains as he remembers his younger years. His city is fairly up to date as far as electronics and businesses are concerned. Their computers are basically the same speed as ours, and the car systems are fairly recent. Nixon himself does own a computer. Even though the business he works for provides an e-mail address, so he can be in touch with the rest of the world at almost any place. When asked what he did for fun in Singapore Nixon replied, "We shop or go to bars." The night life in Singapore is very much like America. There are bars, theaters, movies, and malls to go to after work or school is over. Compared to Colorado, Singapore does not have skiing, snowboarding, or hockey. On the other hand, one can go on walks or go rock climbing on the island. Nixon does not own a car or even a bike instead he uses the vast subway system in Singapore. The price of a car in Singapore is about three times the cost in America, plus there are many taxes and expenses that add to the overall cost.



Singapore has many customs and traditions that might seem unusual to Americans. Even though Nixon is the first son in his family, he is still pursuing his job. Usually in his city the firstborn stays with the parents after school is over. Nixon once replied, "Maybe my sister would do that for me," when asked if he would have to go back soon and stay with his mother and father. The main religion in Singapore is Buddhism. Muslim, Christianity, and several others also play a role in his culture. Nixon is Buddhist, and believes in the ways of Buddha. Nixon briefly explained the beliefs and thoughts of his religion. One of the main points he made on Buddhism was, "the ones who follow the religion closely do not believe in having material possessions. Instead they spend their time meditating and thinking of peace and tranquility." His hometown celebrates many holidays for many religions, such as Christmas or Singapore's Independence Day. The government in Singapore is a Republic. The laws are somewhat similar to America, although some of the punishments are different. Some of the laws that are very different from America are that one cannot chew gum, consume tobacco products, or drive under 16 years of age. The legal age limit for alcohol is 18 years old. To buy an apartment in the city, one must be married or scheduled to be married within two years. Then, after the apartment is signed over, the couple must stay married for five years in order to keep their home. This is why most young adults live with their parents. As of right now, Singapore does not have a limit on the amount of children one couple can have. In the past, the law has been as low as one child per couple because the city was getting overcrowded. When Nixon was asked if he was married he replied, "not yet, no, no interest in marriage yet." There are many limits on seeing movies. Movies with violence or sex in them are usually restricted to persons under 21. Pornography is completely outlawed in Singapore, along with fireworks. The internet services on Singapore are monitored so people do not receive illegal files or information. The food in Singapore is mainly very healthy. There are traditional Chinese and Asian dishes along with the ever-popular McDonald’s restaurants. The average work day is the same as the American work day. Usually a person will stay with the same company for their entire career. If one is fired or quits, they are hated or shunned. So when Nixon was asked if he would stay with the Gates Rubber Company he said, "I sure hope so!" One thing Nixon noticed about American people is that they are much more open-minded and they speak their mind more than he is used to. Most of the citizens in Singapore are quite and keep to themselves. Americans, on the other hand, are free to do and say what they want, and according to Nixon, we do it all the time! He is surprised how much the people in America like to be individualists. "Some of the people here might even be arrested in Singapore for some of the things they do in public," said Nixon as we talked of the restrictions in his city.



The island of Singapore is located on the equator and around the tip of Malaysia, which is south of Thailand. The climate is tropical, so there are hot summers and mild winters. Nixon knew a great deal of information on his hometown, so that led me to believe that he was proud to be from there. Singapore is not very much of an agricultural economy, rather more of business and electronics. Since the island is near two major bodies of water, it is known to have many busy harbors. When asked if he has ever been on a boat though, Nixon said, '"No, I do not like boats too much." He gets around this little problem by flying to wherever he needs to go. The island does have an airport, and it is used quite often because of all the business traveling. Nixon said he would be returning to his home in early October. "I do like America, but I still think Singapore is better," said Nixon proudly.



In conclusion, Singapore is a very interesting place. From my new friend Nixon, I learned that his culture is very similar to Americas. We have many of the same sports, businesses, and entertainment methods. The religions and customs vary greatly between our two nations, but the moral values and legal standards are basically the same. Nixon is a good friend, and a very intelligent man. I enjoyed talking with him and I hope he will return to "our little country" soon. In the few hours I spent with him and his roommates, I learned that people from all over the world are all interested in the American ways of living and thinking, but it seems that we ourselves sometimes are not as interested in them. I believe that we should spend more time learning about other nations instead of being content with our own.

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026674-026675 Narrative Poem by Eric 11/2/? Period 6



The big game has finally come tonight.

The Columbine Rebels versus the Chatfield Chargers in football.

The Chargers are filled with fright,

For the Rebels will beat them like a ragdoll.



Coach Lee of the Chargers was a nervous guy.

But when the kickoff came, and the Rebels began to boast,

Coach Lee almost died,

Because the football had landed beside his own goal post.



During the first quarter,

Rebel quarterback [redacted] threw three touchdown passes.

Plus the Rebel defense was like a mortar,

And the Charger offense piled up in masses.



The second and third quarters were boring.

There was very little scoring.

But when the two minute warning was reached,

The Rebel defense was breached.



The Chargers had scored a touchdown,

Which gave the Rebel defense a frown.

Although the score was twenty one to seven,

Coach Lee felt that he was in heaven.



The game is exciting now,

Coach Lee and the Chargers scored two more touchdowns.

But it appears that [redacted] coming in.

And he is as mad as sin.



[redacted] throws a touchdown pass right away.

And now the Chargers don't want to play.

For [redacted] is here to stay,

And the Chargers are dead in this fray.



[redacted] is now part of Rebel Fame,

The final score was forty nine to seven in that game.

Coach Lee walked off the field that day staring at his feet and the pebbles,

Too depressed to look up because of his defeat by the Rebels.
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026676-026678 Our Town by Eric 4/18/97 Period 1 Mrs. Caruthers



In the play, Our Town, there were many themes. One theme was daily life. This theme was used in the first act and had a lot of foreshadowing in it. The play illustrated this theme by showing George and Emily in their early teenage years often, and by telling the audience about the town's life, such as small facts or history about the town. The theme was also illustrated by showing what went on in the homes of the families.



The play Our Town, showed George and Emily in their youth before they know that they were in love. This is a prime illustration of daily life in the town. The play showed George and Emily flirting, and talking late at night. This implied that they might be together later in the play or even be married. This was a good example of daily life since they did get married in the second act.



During the first act of the play, the narrator and Mr. Webb talked about the town in general. They mentioned the geological and economical status of the town as well as a few of the inhabitants. This was a good example of daily life because that particular point in the play all the narrator is doing is giving the audience information. Nothing is happening and no events are taking place that would require the audience to see in order to get a better feel of the play.



The main goal of the first act was to show what went on inside the homes of the main families. Most of the scenes took place in the Gibbs house or the Webb's house. This showed the normal, everyday life of the families. Also, the play would show the families having breakfast or the families talking with themselves. This showed some of the normal things that occurred in the town. Another example of this was when the families would talk amongst themselves at night or during school. This was showing the everyday life of the families in the town.



In the play, Our Town, there was one main theme for each of the three acts. Daily life was the main theme for act one. It was illustrated by showing George and Emily in their teenage years, by telling the audience about the town’s history and economic status, and by showing many scenes inside the homes of the major families.
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026679-026680 Papillon by Eric



Papillon is one of the best novels I have ever read. And I have read many good novels. Written by Henri Charriere, he tells of his years in the French penal colonies in the northern part of the French Guiana, which is directly north of Brazil. The time frame of the novel is the 30s and 40s. Papillon was sent to hard labor for life after he was convicted of killing a man. Although he says he is innocent, the jury found him guilty without any true physical evidence. Throughout his first few weeks of his prison life, all he could think about was how to get his revenge on the jury, the prosecutor, and the judge. However, as the months passed by, he was convinced that he must escape. With the help of some of his closest friends and a few outside connections, he made an escape only 42 days after his arrival in prison. Throughout his first cavale (or escape, as we would call it), he encounters many problems. For example his boat turns out to be worthless, or they don't have the proper sailing supplies, and many other problems. However, many of the strangers help out Papillon and his fellow escapees. This is one of the most surprising aspects of this novel, the hospitality shown by these complete strangers when they know that they are helping escaped convicts. Papillon is eventually caught and sent to solitary confinement for two years. After many more escape attempts and more years in prison and solitary confinement, he is sent to an island where the prisoners are allowed to live in their own huts and garden and do as they please all day long. Papillon finally escaped from this island by using a coconut raft and after days of floating in the sun, he reaches freedom. The theme of hospitality in this novel is astonishing. These people knew what would happen if they were caught helping the fugitives, but they still gave them advice, directions, clothes, food, shelter, cigarettes (which was one of the few pleasures of prisoners), and many other useful items.



The first man Papillon came across after his escape from Saint Laurent du Maroni was a woodsman named Brenton. Papillon and his 2 friends, Clousiot and Maturette were waiting in the brush for their other escapees to come with supplies for their boat. One of the days Papillon was found by Brenton, who instead of turning the convicts or even shooting them on the spot, he helped them out. He wanted to see that they had a safe journey to freedom and that their boat was sea worthy. Then Brenton gave them detailed directions to an island in order to get a better boat, he gave them one of his boats, and didn't even ask for anything at all in return. To me this is one of the best examples of kindness and concern for a fellow man in need. Brenton could have shot the 3 men on the spot because he was out hunting for birds, or he could have turned them into the police where they would have faced either death or severe punishment. It was hard to believe that a man living alone in the wooded area next to a French penal colony would be so willing to help 3 dangerous criminals.



After that, Brenton sent them off to find a new boat for their journey to safety, he mentioned that the island that they would be going to ("lle aux Pigeons") [Pigeons Island] is inhabited by lepers. Leprosy is a devastating disease that causes the body to literally fall apart. It is contagious only by touch so the French send all criminals who have the disease to this island. Once Papillon arrived at the island, he was greeted with a welcoming hand … so to speak. The lepers could not believe that a man would come to the island voluntarily for any reason at all. Papillon and the leader of the lepers discussed the matter about getting a new boat, and agreed on a deal. The lepers then retrieved a very nice boat, and spent days fixing it for the fugitives. All the while the lepers invited them in for food and shelter. The lepers have separate eating bowls and plates for the few travelers they receive. Then, after the boat was ready for departure, the lepers gave … GAVE the 3 men a large amount of money, rum, tobacco, and many other very useful items to be used on the trip. They lepers explained that they hardly ever use money and that they would be happy to lend a hand to escaped convicts. Papillon was without words as the lepers displayed this amazing show of kindness. And myself, I could not believe that these men, some without a face or hands or feet, gave so much to three strangers. And the fact that they cared for Papillon and his friends by making sure that they didn't get infected or have any troubles during their stay. This was one of the most surprising displays of human concern in the entire novel. It was great to see men from totally different communities and backgrounds helping out three escaped criminals to get to freedom, and only for a small amount of money. The generosity by the lepers was almost indescribable by Papillon. If it wasn't for the lepers, Papillon and his friends would never have made it as far as they did on their first escape attempt.



The last display of hospitality and generosity that I choose to discuss is when Papillon and his friends landed at Trinidad and met a wealthy English family. The law in Trinidad is that escaped prisoners would be sent back to prison in about a week if they choose to stay in Trinidad. The family that the three came across was more than happy to invite them into their home and let them stay for days. This family of 3 let the prisoners, shower, shave, get brand new clean clothes, eat as much food as they wanted, stay in the house, get medical treatment, and just about any other thing imaginable. It was as if the prisoners were relatives staying for a few days. That is how well they were treated. The daughter of the English couple was fascinated by the prisoners and talked to them for hours about their adventures. Then, something happened that shocked Papillon completely. The man of the house, Mr. Bowen, left for an entire day, leaving his wife and daughter alone with Papillon and his friends. That man put enough trust into Papillon to leave his house and family with him! This was so amazing for Papillon he couldn't think of what to do in return for all of his hospitality. The groups talked for days, ate together, and shared stories together. Upon Papillon's departure, the daughter gave him the address of the house, asking him to write them back sometime to let them know if they made it to freedom. Time after time, Papillon was astonished by how much these total strangers cared about another's life and freedom. He only wished someday he could return the favor to the Brenton, the lepers, and the Bowen family.



In conclusion, the theme of hospitality, generosity, and care for fellow man is one of the most outstanding themes in this novel by Henri Charriere. Henri Charriere is probably one of the few people living that have seen human nature at its best. With his encounter with the Brenton in the wooded marshy area, or his stay at the leper island, or his visit at the Bowen house in Trinidad, he has seen more kindness and caring then most people will see their whole lives. If only everyone could have the chance to experience what Papillon experienced. This novel is probably my favorite book to read, not only because its display of human nature, but its display of what prison is like in the French penal colonies, and what it was like to fear for your life every day from fellow inmates and even guards. This novel, I believe, should be required reading material for all students. It’s just that good.
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026682-026683 No Jobs by Eric 5/6/97 Period 2



Today I was walking down the street and I saw a very depressing, disturbing site. Fred Bell, a former millionaire, was selling apples. Mr. Bell used to be a very wealthy man. He had a nice automobile, a fabulous house, and a wife. Then he lost all of his money in the great crash, all of his possessions were lost almost overnight. His wife and only son left him to go live on a farm in Kansas. Later I heard of large dust storms that roared through the plains of America. It caused farmers and homesteaders to leave their homes and look for work just like all of the other unemployed people.



My name is John Smith. I was Mr. Bell's butler. He was a very nice man, always caring about everyone. It is real strange to see a man in a nice suit and expensive cane on the street selling apples, a millionaire to a hobo in just a few days time. As for myself, I seem to be doing just about the same thing as everyone else. Waiting in kitchens and breadlines for a piece of food. Fighting for water ... or liquor, whichever is more abundant.



Life has been hard lately. Ever sense the Great Depression started, there has been no hope for almost anyone. Herbert Hoover is out of office now. Franklin D. Roosevelt is president now. He is probably the best man ever for the job. Hoover was a hopeless failure as a president and most people blame him for their problems. However, once Roosevelt and his New Deal came into action, people started to feel better. More jobs were created so more people could work instead of living by a river with no house and only a dog or a doll to keep them company.



There was another riot today at the kitchens. Apparently someone got 2 servings when everyone else only got one, and that person went and tried to get three when some guys saw him. I don't know what happened to that man. Once the fighting was over, I could get some food. At least there was some left, sometimes after fights people will just run up and grab what they can.



I haven't worked for three months now. My last two jobs were in a factory making bags. Then I was fired when they found someone that would work for less money. At the current wages, I'm surprised anyone can maintain a job. People will start work then the wages would lower a bit every week. Then they would go on strike demanding an increase, then the workers would be fired and others would get the empty jobs.



Mr. Bell was having a hard time when I saw him again today. I would have been devastated to find out my wife and son were dead, but he took it calmly. They had been driving west when their car broke down in the middle of a dust storm. I feel sorry for Mr. Bell he was such a nice man. He never deserved to be doing this. No one ever deserved to be like this.
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026686-026689 Battle of Plattsburgh by Eric 12/6/96 Period 7

026690-026694 Battle of Plattsburgh by Eric 12/6/96 Period 7



The battle of Plattsburgh took place in northeastern New York in September of 1814, during the War of 1812. Many factors led up to this confrontation between British and American troops. This battle was a major upset for Great Britain and a major gain for the United States of America.



Great Britain was planning to attack and take hold of northern New York after they suffered losses in Detroit, Pensacola, the battle of Horseshoe Bend, and especially the battle at the Thames River in October 1813. That battle had two major consequences for the United States of America. We regained the Great Lakes region the great Indian leader Tecumseh was killed. He was a large threat to the settlement of almost all Indian lands in the Northwest Territory, so his death resulted in the full control of northwestern America. Another important win for the United States of America was when General Andrew Jackson defeated the Creek warriors in Alabama. Here, over a thousand of Tecumseh's warriors were dug in to the bend of a river and thought they were protected. They were wrong. General Andrew Jackson destroyed their army and only lost twenty six men. This forced the Indians of the South to surrender about twenty million acres of their land. By the time of the Battle of Plattsburgh, most of the Indian tribes were defeated and pushed farther west, and many Great Britain forces had been destroyed. One of the largest events in the war happened in Washington weeks before the battle in Plattsburgh. Since the defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte allowed all of Great Britain's armies to come to America and fight, the American's armies were outnumbered. Great Britain headed straight for our nation's capital and arrived in August of 1814. Easily passing the defenses of Washington, they burned almost all government buildings to the ground on the night of August 24, 1814. This gave Americans extreme anger and hatred towards Great Britain. This might have been a large reason Americans started to win most of the battles afterwards. Americans wanted to pay Great Britain back. After the British soldiers were defeated in Baltimore, Britain decided to attack the northern region of New York.



On September 11, 1814, a British fleet of four ships and about a dozen rowing galleys arrived in northern Lake Champlain. Commanded by General Sir George Prevost, the British soldiers marched along Plattsburgh on the west shore of Lake Champlain. Master-Commandant Thomas Macdonough was the commander of the American fleet in Plattsburgh. He had four ships and about ten rowing galleys. Macdonough had anchored his ships across the mouth of Plattsburgh Bay therefore the British ships had to approach him head on. Another wise move by Macdonough was to arrange the anchors and cables of his command ship, the Saratoga, so he could turn the ship to its broadside in a crucial point of the battle, to use more cannons. The British were expecting reinforcements to help them in their attack. Unfortunately, they never came. Due to the very wise and effective decisions and actions of Master-Commandant Macdonough's, also due to the lack of British reinforcements, the United States of America won this last major battle in the War of 1812.



The battle of Plattsburgh resulted in total control of the northern part of New York and practically the whole far north region of the United States of America. Using his knowledge and skill in warfare, Master-Commandant Macdonough totally annihilated General Sir George Prevost's fleet and suffered only minimal losses. However, if the British would have had reinforcements to back their initial fleet up, Macdonough might have lost the battle. If that would have happened, Great Britain may have been able to establish a major threat in the northern states of America.



In conclusion, the battle of Plattsburgh was the last major battle in the War of 1812 and resulted in the retreat of British troops from northern American soil.
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026695 Poem by Eric



Did you ever love someone and knew they didn't care?

Did you ever feel like crying but knew you’d get nowhere?

Did you ever close your eyes and say a little prayer?

Did you ever look into their hearts and wish that you were there?



Did you ever watch them walk away not wanting to let them go?

And whisper "God I love you" but never tell them so?



You'd cry all night in misery and almost go insane.

There's nothing in this world that could cause you so much pain.

I say don't fall in love you'll get hurt before it is through.

You see I ought to know because I fell in love with you.



- Mia
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026723-026724 Senior Expectations by Eric 8/19/98 Period 5 Mr. Webb



At last, the last year of my high school education has come. I will experience several new subjects, review several old ones, and no doubt learn many new and useful things that will help me in life. In general, I am expecting to learn to express my opinions and beliefs in a civilized, respectable manner. I expect to learn about people around me, how they act, and their beliefs along with learning to respect their opinions. I also am expecting to learn more about how to be a successful and respectable leader and to become responsible.



Learning to express opinions in a civilized manner is very important in the "real world." One cannot make a difference if one cannot express opinions properly. With the classes I am scheduled to take, I am expecting to learn how to do so. I want to learn how to form and record opinions and use references, statistics, quotations, and other useful ways to get my points across. I expect to learn as much as I can from my Writers Inc. book and learn to apply it to my work. This will all be very important for any college I choose to go to, if I choose to go at all. These skills will help me achieve higher scores on essays and will help me learn more about my topics. There is really no way that this will not benefit me, no matter if I go to Harvard or if I travel the world.



Different people influence my life in different ways. Therefore it is important to learn how exactly they influence me and my decisions, along with how they think and how they form their own decisions. It will also be helpful to learn how people think and why they act the way they do. This skill could help out in almost any line of work and in everyday life as well. Learning of peoples’ beliefs and religions is also important. It is a good value to respect everyone for who they are and for what they believe in, instead of having stereotypes and prejudiced views. Although this may be hard for some people, and even for me, I am expecting to learn how to do these things in the senior year.



Being a leader is a very admirable quality. I respect people who are good strong leaders and know what they are doing, and I do not respect people who are weak, uneducated leaders. This is why I want to be a strong leader. I am hoping team sports and other classes will help me achieve this quality. If I am considering a military career, then leadership is an extremely important quality. I am expecting to learn how to be organized and responsible, how to treat people equally, how to listen attentively and how to solve problems logically. I am hoping my senior classes and experiences will help my goals.



In conclusion, I expect my senior year to be full of surprises. On the other hand, I want to achieve certain goals s o l am a better person once I graduate. I am expecting to learn how to express my beliefs and opinions in a civilized, respectable manner, to learn to respect people around me along with their opinions and beliefs, to learn how others think and why they think that way, and to be a strong responsible leader. I believe with the classes I will take and the opportunities I will have, these expectations will indeed be met.
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026729-026734 The Space Program by Eric 1/18/98



Lunar Prospector in Orbit Around Moon. A NASA research team has found compelling evidence that life may have existed on Mars 3.6 billion years ago. Galileo Finds Evidence of Water on Europa. These are just some of the stunning headlines in today's news regarding space exploration and analysis (Oliver). Science and technology now allows mankind to explore the greatest regions of space and the planets around the Earth's solar system. Scientists can search for minerals, water, and even extraterrestrial life on other planets and possibly visit them someday soon. The space program can be very valuable to the world in many ways, but it can also be expensive and dangerous. The amount of information mankind can learn from studying space and all of its celestial bodies is almost beyond imagination. The continuation of the space program can help mankind by learning more about Earth itself, by finding valuable resources or water on other planets, by discovering new planets for human colonization, and by finding life on other planets.



Possible arguments against the continuation of the space program are that it is too expensive and that it is dangerous for astronauts. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the United States government are constantly at work to find ways to free up money for NASA's enormous budget, but they mainly want people to realize that their money is spent wisely when it comes to the space program. Some resent delays in launches of space flights have added up costs. Seth Borenstein of the Sentinel Staff states that, "The delays have caused an expensive backup in science payloads that NASA wants for study of Earth and the universe" (Borenstein). Even though, according to Dan Feldstein of the Houston Post Staff, the space shuttle has a "3.3 billion dollar annual budget," the cost of this can be cut by ceasing the continuous updating and training of new programs and hardware on the shuttle (Feldstein). This may not be the best solution to NASA's budget, but the United States is working to find other, more sound ones. The amount of danger in the space program is very small. Very few missions in space have had problems, and not a single person has died in space to date.



Using mankind's space and satellite technology the human race can learn about its own planet. Satellites have taken pictures of the Earth's oceans, weather, countries, and can even provide society with far greater entertainment and communication services. Satellite photos have helped mankind understand more about Earth's weather, such as hurricanes and El Nino. They have mapped Earth's oceans and provided detailed pictures of the entire Earth for people to study. Communication satellites have provided society with images of people on the other side of the planet and have allowed people to have conversations with others almost anywhere in the world from their very own living rooms. Photos from space help weather analysts track dangerous storms and allow people to evacuate homes before severe weather can hit. Mankind has been able to study the effects of global warming and the ozone layer. The Earth's satellites have provided people with telescope pictures of distant stars and celestial bodies that no telescope on Earth could capture. Clearly the use of satellites is important and extremely helpful to the human race.



The study of other planets and moons has proved to be most helpful. Mars might have had the necessary conditions for life approximately 3.5 billion years ago and might still contain frozen water deep beneath its surface (Oliver). If someday mankind is able to find and extract this water, it can open up an entire new approach of the idea of conserving water on Earth. One of Jupiter's moons, Europa, may have had water on it at one time also according to recent findings by NASA's Space probe Galileo (Oliver). Planets or moons may soon be found to have valuable resources and within time mankind might be able to begin mining on these surfaces Earth's natural resources will only last mankind for so long, therefore Earth's inhabitants need to begin looking for other possibilities and methods of getting these resources. Mars and Europa are just two possible places to look.



One of NASA's program, HEDS (Human Exploration and Development of Space), has four main goals; increase human knowledge of nature's process using the space environment, explore and settle the Solar System, achieve routine space travel, and enrich life on Earth through people living and working in space (Human). Colonizing the moon and other planets can be very beneficial to mankind. New ways of growing crops can help farming on Earth. Even making new cities and space stations can provide further studies of the universe from a fixed station in space.



The most important contribution the space program could possibly make in my view is the discovery of intelligent extraterrestrial life. This may not happen for years to come, but NASA has radio satellites and astronomers looking for signs every day. A team of scientists called S.E.T.I. (Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence) is in charge of this task. Searching for life in the stars is not easy or cheap. However, if they succeed in finding life on other planets, then almost all fields of technology would be able to advance enormously. Space travel, medicine, communications, energy, food, and many other fields could benefit from exchanging information with another race of intelligent beings. This is just one of the great reasons to have a space program.



The study of the universe and of the Earth is imperative to mankind. Learning about Earth's weather patterns, studying the effects of global warming, sending probes into space to take a closer look at moons and planets far away, and searching for extraterrestrial life are all part of the space program. Low funding and job cuts are big problems for NASA and other agencies involved, and many people think that the space program is a waste of time, resources, and manpower. If the public could look at all of the progress mankind has made and all that has been learned and will be learned from studying space, then they should realize that every penny spent is worth it. Saving lives from a hurricane because a weather satellite showed that one was coming, or increasing public awareness of the green house effect and global warming in which people stop polluting the Earth and start cleaning up are examples of mankind's achievements. If the space program had more money to use, then maybe it could send a manned mission to Mars, or study a comet, or even build an international space station in orbit around Earth. The possibilities are there, the public just has to believe that they can gain from it.



Works Cited



Borenstein, Seth. "Repairs keep fleet grounded." Sentinel. 1995. Newsbank: Science (1995): fiche 8, grid F6.



Feldstein, Dan. "Overspending on redesign, safety cited." Houston Post. 1995. Newsbank: Science (1995): fiche 8, grid F11.



"Human Exploration and Development of Space (HEDS)." Online. Available: [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] Jan. 19, 1998.



Oliver, Patricia. "Office of Space Flight." Online. Available: [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

Jan. 19, 1998.
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026735 The Sentimentality of William Tavner by Eric 9/15/95 Period 6



In "The Sentimentality of William Tavner," the author uses direct and indirect characterization to develop the static and dynamic characters William and Hester Tavner. Direct characterization is when the author introduces a character and tells you about him. An example of direct characterization for William Tavner is that he is the most prosperous farmer and that he sets good examples for the kids. Hester is a strong woman and she is direct and to the point. Indirect characterization is when the author shows you the character and lets you figure out the details. An example of indirect characterization for William is that he is a quiet person and goes to church a lot. Furthermore, Hester spends her money foolishly so was probably wealthy and spoiled when she grew up. She also pouts when she is angry. A static character is someone who does not change in a story. William was a static character because in the beginning he didn't care if his wife was angry or mad and he is still like that in the end. A dynamic character is someone who changes because of a conflict in a story. Hester was a static character because she was spoiled and was not a very good mother in the beginning. Although she was smarter on how she spent her money and was a better mother in the end. I discussed how the author used direct and indirect characterization to develop the static and dynamic characters William and Hester Tavner in "The Sentimentality of William Tavner".
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026736-026737 Similarities between Of Mice and Men and Grapes of Wrath by Eric 1/28/97 Period 1 Mrs. Caruthers



There are many similarities between John Steinbeck's two books, Of Mice and Men and Grapes of Wrath. Some similarities are between characters, and others are between settings. One example is how Steinbeck had a mentally challenged person in each book. Lennie and Noah, and not only was their mental state the same, but they also had a dream of living off the land. Lennie wanted his farm and rabbits, and Noah wanted to be alone and fish. Another example is Al and Candy. AI had a dream to go off and get married, and live happily ever after. Candy also had a dream he wanted to go off and live on a farm and be happy for the rest of his life. Al was also like Curley's wife. Al would go around looking for women to date and be with. Curley's wife also went around flirting with men.



An example of similarity between settings is the time frame these two stories took place. Both stories took place during the Great Depression. Another example is that in both stories, the main characters were looking for work. The characters in both stories were also poor and had very little friends. One last example of a similarity between the two books is this: In both stories, near the end, the main and most productive character leaves the story, leaving the other characters to be on their own. Lennie was killed and George was alone at the end of Mice and Men. And Tom was forced to leave for fear of being arrested. Therefore he left his family at the end of Grapes of Wrath. There were many similarities between John Steinbeck's two books. Some were between characters and others were between settings and the plot.
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026740 North vs. South by Eric

The North and South were mad, they were mad you see they were mad over slavery. The North had found many reasons to be mad, not glad, mad, mad, mad! Like Uncle Tom's Cabin, for one reason to see, to be mad over slavery. Uncle Tom's Cabin was a story of slaves in the South, but not a happy story, as you will soon find out. The North grew angry, angry even more! The South exclaimed, "You stay out of our business, you stay out and keep out!" But the North said back, "You're still part of the United States! So don't begin to shout!" Then the Dred Scott case verdict. Mr. Scott was a slave, even though he was freed freely from slavery. After he went North, the South soon sent for him to be returned, because the South had said, "Return him now, or he'll soon be dead!" According to them, slaves were property, not people. They had no civil rights, they were not equal. They must be returned, or face death, the South burned. Then, in 1860, Mr. Abraham Lincoln was elected president. This election stirred the South up a bit, and soon the Southern states began to quit. You see, Lincoln was a republican, and the South was democratic. The Southerners were faced with great bias and Northern greed, so soon they were forced to succeed. First South Carolina, Tennessee, Arkansas, and Texas soon followed along. Plus Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, and Virginia came out of the Union just like the others. Now they were all brothers. Thus, the North and South finally divided. Soon after the divided, their armies collided. Soon Lincoln ordered Northern troops to begin a bombing at Fort Sumter, a Southern military fort. The bombardment lasted for quite some time, but when it was over fort was gone by the Northern bomb.
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026741-026742 Guilty by Gravity Kills re: The Tempest by Eric



We chose the song "Guilty" by Gravity Kills to relate to the play The Tempest. This song can be related to the entire play in several ways with many characters. We also chose this song because it represents our personal views and ideas on some of the themes and scenes in the play.



The Tempest is a tragic comedy by William Shakespeare. It is the story of a warlock Prospero that was banished from his home onto an island with only his daughter, a native, and a spirit of the island to keep him company. Eventually, those who wronged him were brought to the island by a magical storm that stranded them there. As the story unfolded, Prospero got his revenge/justice on the ones who wronged him and made peace with all.



Certain lines in the song relate to characters in the play. Miranda and Prospero are two examples.



"I’ll tell you something, something new, you're hearing nothing, nothing true" relates to when Prospero is telling his daughter, Miranda, about society and people. This shows the relationship between Prospero and his daughter is like teacher and pupil. Whatever Prospero tells Miranda is considered by her to be true and valid. This shows that Miranda is very naive, pure, and untouched by society.



"You're killing me, I’m killing you, and I’m guilty too” can be related to Prospero and Alonso. Their relationship is one that is based on the "eye for an eye" principle in that Alonso banished Prospero to the island and, in revenge, Prospero made Alonso believe that his son was dead. In the end they both feel guilty for what they have done.



'"1-2-3, I found you out so easily, 1-2-3, I found in you what I found in me'' can be related to Prospero's experiences with Trinculo and Stephano. Trinculo and Stephano had a plot to take over the island. However, it was easily discovered by Prospero. Prospero believed that they were evil and then plotted against them with an equally heinous plan.



''The time is wrong, the time is right - be careful who you kill tonight, and I’m melting, and I'm melting, and I'm melting, and I'm melting, and I'm melting in you" this line relates both to Trinculo and Stephano and their plot against Prospero and to Prospero himself. Trinculo and Stephano were plotting to kill Prospero, but they needed to "be careful" since he was watching. Prospero could have been considered "melting" at the end of the story since his power was diminishing and he was completing his vengeance and justice missions.



"1 and 1 and 1 makes 3, 1 and 1 why don't you see,” can be associated with all of the magic used in the play. Like the tempest at the beginning of the story, things were not always as they appeared to be.



"I'm killing you, you're killing me, can't you set me free,'' can be related to all of the conflicts in the play and the desire to resolve them. An example of this can be seen when Prospero wants to be on good terms with Alonso at the end of the play.



''Inside out I can't describe it, what you do to me, inside out, I cannot hide it looking right through me" can be associated with Ferdinand’s love for Miranda. They are obviously in love, and are hiding nothing from each other.



"Now I've reached the living end, pointing fingers to defend'' This can be associated with the scene in which Antonio and Sebastian were about to kill Alonso while he slept. Alonso awoke and the two made up a quick excuse that they heard a noise and that is why their swords were drawn.


The song, "Guilty" represents the play, The Tempest, in numerous ways. It also portrays our personal views on themes, scenes, and conflicts that occurred in the play.
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026753 Dream by Eric 1999

026821 Dream by Eric 1999



The dream started out in my car. Dylan and I were trying to drive up a very steep hill to get to some event at the top. The road up was barely wide enough for 2 lanes of traffic and there were lots of other people that I recognized mostly from my bowling class trying to get up the hill also. The road was dirty, and the sides of the road sloped upward, so there wasn't much room at all. After lots of honking, yelling, aggressive driving and racing we made it to the top of the hill and parked my car.



The next event I remember was struggling to get a bowling ball from an old rack sitting near the wall of a large, open room. If you have ever seen a movie called Demon Knight, it was like the main room in the hotel in that movie. After getting a ball, we ran up an open staircase. All the while people that I don't like in school were taunting us and I had a sense that things were starting to get very tense. At the top of the stairs we no longer had the bowling ball for some reason, and we looked over the railing and fights and brawls were starting downstairs. We ran over to the comer of the ledge and lots of gunfire broke out. We heard several people being shot and a lot of evil growling and yelling.



We telepathically seemed to understand that we should stay where we were and wait for a SWAT team to arrive and help us out. A few times we peaked over the ledge and bullets shredded the railing and walls around us. The downstairs was empty, but had several shadows that seemed to have evil, demented inhabitants. After a long time of waiting a team of SWAT guys came in to the ledge from a door beside us and hurried us out of the building.



Somehow we were on the ground level as we ran to a few cars and vans parked outside. We looked back and the SWAT team was being shot apart by gunfire. We knew that we had to rescue ourselves since the actual rescue team was being destroyed. We hopped into a bulky white car and sped off down the hill, just as some sort of rocket flew out of the door of the building and nuked the SWAT van.



Somehow I recalled some old sheriff guy in a bronco saying something about how he would escape the mountain roads by cutting across the switchbacks, no matter how steep they were.



Next thing I knew we were in this bronco truck and we did a 180 on the dirt road and started to freefall down a few levels of the mountain. We landed on a road and sped off to a quiet little mountain town a few minutes down this road.



After this my memory gets a little foggy, but I remember Dylan and I standing behind a large, senile mountain man who was buying a ton of groceries at a lodge. He left a sack of liquor and a pistol on the counter as he left, and I walked up and said something like too bad he forgot these, and paid for my things and left with all of the stuff.



After that I can't remember much. And I am sure there were events in between, some of those that I forgot as well.
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026754-026757 To Kill A Mockingbird - Trial Scene by Eric



The court case between Atticus and Mr. Ewell was over the rape of Mr. Ewells daughter, Mayella. The first witness called was Mr. Heck Tate, the sheriff. The second witness that was called was Mr. Robert Ewell. The third witness was Mayella Ewell and the fourth was Tom Robinson, the one being convicted of rape. The jury was made up of all white men.



He stated that on the night of November 21, he was just leaving his office when Mr. Ewell came running up and said that some nigger had raped his daughter. He went over to the Ewell place and found Mayella on the floor all beaten-up. He asked her who beat her up like that and she said that Tom Robinson had. He asked her if he raped her and she said yes. That was Mr. Gilmer’s examination.



Atticus asked Mr. Tate if anybody called for a doctor and she said no because it was obvious what had happened. He said that she was beaten around the head and neck, and she had a bruise coming on her right eye. She also was bruised on her arms and on the back of her neck.



Mr. Robert Ewell’s testimony was that he was coming from the woods carrying a load of kindling when he heard Mayella screaming. He ran up to the window and said he saw Tom Robinson raping his Mayella, the window was about three feet off the ground. After that he ran around front and then Tom Robinson ran out the front door before him. When he got in he saw Mayella on the floor badly beaten and crying. Then he went and got Mr. Heck Tate. Atticus' examination showed that the state had absolutely no physical evidence against the defendant because Mr. Tate or Mr. Ewell went and got a doctor, so there was no proof that the rape ever actually happened. Mr. Ewell agreed with Mr. Tate’s description of Mayella’s injuries. Mr. Ewell was asked to write his name on an envelope, which he did with his left hand (showing that he is left handed). And Mayella’s injuries were on her right side, indicating that Mr. Ewell could have committed the crime himself.



Miss Mayella Ewell was the next witness. Mr. Gilmer asked her what had happened on the night and she burst into tears. She said she was scared of Mr. Finch. Then she described what happened that night. She was sitting on her front porch when Tom Robinson came by and she asked him to bust up a chifforobe for her. Then she went inside to get a nickel for him and when she turned around he grabbed her and started to beat her. After that he threw her on the ground and raped her. She was kicking and screaming as much as she could. The next thing she knew Mr. Ewell was over her yelling who did it. Then she remembers Mr. Tate taking her to the water bucket. That was all of Mr. Gilmer’s examination.



When Atticus came up, Mayella kept saying that he [Mr. Finch] was making fun of her. She said she had seven brothers and sisters. She went to school for two-three years and can read and write. When asked if she had any friends she asked if Mr. Finch was making fun of her again. Then she was asked if she loved her father, she said yes and was going to say something else but stopped. Then she said that he never touched a hair on her head. After that she explained what had happened that night again with periodic long pauses. Then she identified the man who did it as Tom Robinson, the defendant. When he stood his left arm was severely crippled from an accident as a kid. Then Atticus began to keep asking her questions, one after another. The last one asked was if her father beat her up instead of Mr. Robinson but there was no answer. Then she said that if the men in the court room didn't want to do anything about her being raped then they are all a bunch of cowards. Then she burst into tears.



Tom Robinson, being the next witness, was the most important part in this trial and could have been the turning point in the trail. Robinson was asked about his previous encounter with the law. He and another man were arrested for fighting. Robinson told Atticus about the incident and showed that he had nothing to hide. Then he told Atticus about the times before the rape when Mayella asked him to do work for her. She had invited him into the yard. Then on the night of November 21 she asked him to come inside and fix a hinge, when he turned around she kissed him and told him to kiss her back. He got scared and tried to get away, but she jumped on him and then blocked the door. And Mr. Ewell shouted from the window "You Goddamn whore I'll kill you!" then Robinson ran out the front door. After that he said that he did a lot of chores for her because he felt sorry for her.



As Mr. Gilmer made his way to the witness stand Mr. Link Deas stood up and said that he never got one speck of trouble from him. Then Mr. Gilmer asked Tom Robinson about the misconduct he had with another colored man. Next, he was asked if he could throw a woman to the floor and choke her and he said probably. And again he was asked why he did all those chores for free and he replied because he felt sorry for her.



In conclusion, the final verdict was guilty and when he was going to prison he tried to escape and was shot 17 times. 1 shot would have done it, or even a warning shot, but they had to shoot him full of 17 bullets because he was a "n****r".



The verdict was full of racism and prejudice and was completely wrong. Tom Robinson couldn't have hit her on the right side because his left arm was crippled, and Mr. Ewell was left handed so he was the one who hit her.
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026758-026761 A Train Trip by Eric



One morning Jimmy's Dad awoke him, not knowing where they were going. They packed their things and headed for the boat to take to the train station.



Once on the train they talked quietly and eventually moved to the food cart. Jimmy's father showed him the criminals and began a conversation with the detective and the criminals.



—Jimmy and Father are sitting at a lunch table, Prisoners sat across the aisle. Prisoners are handcuffed to cops while eating lunch. Prisoner is arguing with cop. Jimmy and Father are watching—



Kyle (prisoner) = Why don't you take them off?



(Prisoner jerks cop; cop spills coffee; jerks back and the prisoner gets hit in the lip. It happens again and the prisoner gets hit again in the face)



Ryan (cop) = Had enough?



Kyle = Yes, I got plenty.



Ryan = You feel quieter now?



Kyle = Very quiet, how do you feel?



Ryan = Wipe your face, it's all bloody.



• All go back to the train—




Eric (father) = Did you see what happened at the table?



Alex (son) = Yes



Eric = Everything?



Alex = I don't know



Eric = What do you think the little man made the trouble for?



Alex = I guess they wanted to make it uncomfortable so they would take the handcuffs off.



Eric = Did you see anything else?



Alex = I saw him get hit three times in the face!



Eric = Where did you watch when he hit the detective?



Alex = I watched his face. I watched as the sergeant hit him.



Eric = While the sergeant hit him in the face with his right hand, the prisoner picked up a steel bladed knife with his left hand and put it in his pocket.



Alex = I didn't see.



Eric = No, every man has two hands, Jimmy, at least to start with. You ought to watch both of them if you're going to see things.



• Jimmy sits, looking around—




Eric = Do you want to go to the smoke room?



Alex = Yes.



Eric = Do you think we should tell the sergeant?



Alex = No.



Eric = It’s an ethical problem.



Alex = Do you want to tell him?



Eric = No, besides a man is held innocent until proven guilty. He may have not killed that Italian.



Alex = Are they dope fiends?



Eric = I don't know whether they use dope or not, but using cocaine or morphine or heroin doesn't make people talk the way they talked.



Alex = What does?



Eric = I don't know what makes anybody talk the way they do.



Alex = Lets go up there.



• Go to smoke room. They sat opposite the criminal (across the aisle). The prisoner wakes up and looks around a bit and then wakes up the sergeant —




Kyle = Sergeant, I got to go to the can.



Ryan = Not now.



• Goes back to sleep—




Kyle = Listen sergeant don't you ever have to go to the can?



Ryan = Not now!



Kyle = Sergeant, listen, I got to go to the can!



Ryan = ALRIGHT!



• Both go to the can, make a quick glance at Eric and Alex, and boy follows—




Eric = Go ahead son, if you want to follow.



Kyle = I want to go in alone.



Ryan = No you don't.



Kyle = Go on, let me go in alone.



Ryan = NO!



Kyle = Why not you can keep the door locked!



Ryan = I won't take them off!



Kyle = Come on let me go in alone.



Ryan = We’ll take a look.



• They both go in and the door shuts. The boy is outside and opposite the toilet door. He hears talking inside. The handle turns but stops short and something falls against the door and then the floor. Jimmy sees blood coming out from under the door and runs back to Father—




Alex = Father there's blood coming out from under the closet!



Eric = Sit down.



Narrator = The sergeant was stabbed but did survive. The prisoner escaped by going out a window.



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Ernest Hemingway. "A Train Trip" from The Complete Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway. Copyright @ 1987 The Ernest Hemingway Foundation.
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026762-026763 Tularecito by Eric 1/10/97 Period 1 Mrs. Caruthers



Tularecito did not deserve to be put away in the insane asylum.



He just needed to be taught to control his anger.



Society needs to treat extremely talented people like Tularecito much better.



All they need is more time to learn what is right and wrong and what is acceptable in society.



Putting people in an insane asylum is not the only way to deal with gifted people like Tularecito.



Love and care is the only way.

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026765 New Weapons of War by Eric



Many new weapons of war have been made and put to use. The British and French are using tanks. These tanks are large, metal trucks that move on treads instead of wheels. Unfortunately, these tanks are not very useful. They mostly just protect advancing troops in the front lines.



The most awful weapon introduced in this Great War is poison gas. This gas was first used by the Germans but is now used widely on both the Allies side and the Central Powers side. This gas is designed to burn eyes, destroy lungs, or just plain kill the opposing force. Usually used in the trench warfare areas, this gas can cause death to large numbers of soldiers. Most troops have protective clothing and gas masks made to keep out poisonous gas and only let in breathable air. Sometimes, if the wind shifts during one of these gas attacks, the wrong side could be affected!



The absolute most deadly weapon on the front lines is the machine gun. These fully automatic machine guns can kill an entire line of troops in seconds. This gun is used almost everywhere.



Artillery is the other big killer in the war. Constant barrages of shells are not an uncommon thing to see. If the explosion of the shell does not kill, then the shrapnel will certainly cause severe injury. Shrapnel are tiny bits of metal hurling through the air after the shell explodes. The shrapnel will stick into the body and cause several wounds to the soldiers close by.



Airplanes are constantly becoming more and more useful in the war. At first airplanes were just a waste of time and resources, but now, airplanes can fly behind enemy lines and bomb installations! They are also used to locate bases, gun down other planes, or shoot at enemy troops.
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026768 Bosnia by Eric 2/96



Works Cited:



1: Bosnia Herzegoveinas Relations with U.S. V.7, Congressional Digest Feb, 96 pg.36



2: Bosnia’s Harder Face by Keven Fedarko, 11 V.147 Feb 19, 96 pg.40



3: Bosnia’s War People’s Congress, Clinton toward own Battle by Carroll J. Doherty il V.53 Congressional Quarterly Weekly Report Jun 3, 95 pg.1|587



4: An Ancient Hatred by Michale Cussack ii V.126 Scholastic Update Mar 25, 94 pg. 18



5: A New Headache Awaits by Carroll J. Doherty Congressional Quarterly Weekly Report Oct 8, 94 pg. 287



6: Reversal of Fortunes by Mark Thompson V. 144 Time Nov 14



7: The End of the Dream by Remy Ourdan il V. 42 World Press Review Jan. 95 pg.29



8: Reconstructing Bosnia by Colin Solway il V. 120 U.S. News and World Report Feb 5, 96



9: U.S. Readies for Peace Talks by Pat Towel il V.53 Congressional Quarterly Weekly Report Oct 28, 95



10: The War in Bosnia Heritzagoviena V.75 Congressional Digest Feb 96 pg.36



11: Resurrecting Bosnia by Coline Solway il V. 120 US News and World Report Feb 5, 96
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026769 Tobacco Industry by Eric 11/97 Period 4



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"Cigarette taxes: The Straw to Break the Camel's Back" Rocky Mountain News. November 12 1997: 7c. Online: [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] November 14 1997.



Harrity, Anne, and Ann Christiansen. Kids, Drugs, and Alcohol. Virginia: Betterway Books, 1987.



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026770 Similarities between Zeus and I by Eric 2/12/96 Period 2


The Greek god Zeus is most similar to me for many reasons.



First, I try to settle problems in a mature, non-violent manner and so does Zeus.



The second reason is that I often try to create new things.



Therefore I am like Zeus because he is the ruler of the gods and creates new rules and animals.



The next reason is that Zeus and I both like to be powerful and have some control over what is happening. I am always asking questions or double-checking myself to be sure I completely understand something so I am in control.



We also both like to be leaders of large groups of people. I usually turn out to be a great leader just like Zeus.



Zeus and I also get angry easily and punish people in unusual ways. For example, Prometheus stole the gift of fire and was then punished in an unusual manner. I usually punish people in unusual ways who steal or make me angry.



The last reason I feel I am like the god Zeus is that we both are kind to other animals or people.



All these reasons show why Zeus is the Greek god most similar to me.
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