History UsefulNotes / Columbine

4th Apr '17 1:25:08 PM TheRedRedKroovy
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* You can't even use ''official Creator/{{Sega}} lightguns'' on the American UsefulNotes/SegaDreamcast because the console was released a few months after Columbine and gun support was region locked out. You had to use the scant few shitty third-party guns that were quietly eked out to Funcoland in order to make games like ''[[VideoGame/HouseOfTheDead The House of the Dead 2]]'' playable.

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* You can't even use ''official This is the reason why the official Creator/{{Sega}} lightguns'' lightguns are region-locked out on the American UsefulNotes/SegaDreamcast because UsefulNotes/SegaDreamcast, as the console was released a few less than five months after Columbine and gun support was region locked out. You had to use the scant few shitty third-party guns that were quietly eked out to Funcoland in order to make Columbine. Fans of games like ''[[VideoGame/HouseOfTheDead The House of the Dead 2]]'' had to use the scant few low-quality third-party guns that were quietly eked out to Funcoland in order to make them playable.



* One of the characters in the VehicularCombat game ''VideoGame/{{Vigilante 8}}'' drives a bright yellow school bus that is prominently featured on the game's cover art. After Columbine, however, the makers of the games didn't want to risk being associated with anything that so much as reminded people of violence in a school setting, and so, for both the sequel ''Second Offense'' and the UsefulNotes/XboxLiveArcade remake of the first game, they swapped the school bus out for a prison bus.A [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jms2zOU2MZE television advertisement]] featuring a trashed school bus was also pulled for the same reason.

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* One of the characters in the VehicularCombat game ''VideoGame/{{Vigilante 8}}'' drives a bright yellow school bus that is prominently featured on the game's cover art. After Columbine, however, the makers of the games didn't want to risk being associated with anything that so much as reminded people of violence in a school setting, and so, for both the sequel ''Second Offense'' and the UsefulNotes/XboxLiveArcade remake of the first game, they swapped the school bus out for a prison bus. A [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jms2zOU2MZE television advertisement]] featuring a trashed school bus was also pulled for the same reason.
4th Apr '17 1:17:13 PM TheRedRedKroovy
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* One of the characters in the VehicularCombat game ''VideoGame/{{Vigilante 8}}'' drives a bright yellow school bus that is prominently featured on the game's cover art. After Columbine, however, the makers of the games didn't want to risk being associated with anything that so much as reminded people of violence in a school setting, and so, for both the sequel ''Second Offense'' and the UsefulNotes/XboxLiveArcade remake of the first game, they swapped the school bus out for a prison bus.

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* One of the characters in the VehicularCombat game ''VideoGame/{{Vigilante 8}}'' drives a bright yellow school bus that is prominently featured on the game's cover art. After Columbine, however, the makers of the games didn't want to risk being associated with anything that so much as reminded people of violence in a school setting, and so, for both the sequel ''Second Offense'' and the UsefulNotes/XboxLiveArcade remake of the first game, they swapped the school bus out for a prison bus.A [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jms2zOU2MZE television advertisement]] featuring a trashed school bus was also pulled for the same reason.
3rd Apr '17 8:34:51 AM TheRedRedKroovy
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* ''VideoGame/PerfectDark'' faced this problem in terms of there being plans to take photos with the GameBoy camera and use them in game. After the massacre the idea of shooting students and teachers came up and Rare had to pull this feature.

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* ''VideoGame/PerfectDark'' faced this problem in terms of there being plans to take photos with the GameBoy camera and use them in game. After the massacre massacre, the idea of shooting students people putting their classmates and teachers in the game to shoot came up up, and Rare had to pull this feature.


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* One of the characters in the VehicularCombat game ''VideoGame/{{Vigilante 8}}'' drives a bright yellow school bus that is prominently featured on the game's cover art. After Columbine, however, the makers of the games didn't want to risk being associated with anything that so much as reminded people of violence in a school setting, and so, for both the sequel ''Second Offense'' and the UsefulNotes/XboxLiveArcade remake of the first game, they swapped the school bus out for a prison bus.
30th Mar '17 2:30:05 PM ThePest179
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* The 2016 film, ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I%27m_Not_Ashamed I'm Not Ashamed]]'', is based around Columbine victim Rachel Scott and her last moments.



* Susan Klebold, Dylan's mother, wrote a [[https://web.archive.org/web/20151028191540/http://www.oprah.com/world/Susan-Klebolds-O-Magazine-Essay-I-Will-Never-Know-Why moving essay]] for Oprah Magazine in 2009 and has written a book about her experiences due to be published in 2016.

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* Susan Klebold, Dylan's mother, wrote a [[https://web.archive.org/web/20151028191540/http://www.oprah.com/world/Susan-Klebolds-O-Magazine-Essay-I-Will-Never-Know-Why moving essay]] for Oprah Magazine in 2009 and has written a book about her experiences due to be published in 2016.



* Another non-fiction account, simple titled ''Columbine'', written by Dave Cullen, details the lives of the two shooters, the massacre itself, and the aftermath.



* While not the focus of the timeline, the Columbine massacre is mentioned in the AlternateHistory ''Literature/AGiantSuckingSound'' and is slightly worse than the real life massacre (Harris and Klebold succeed in burning the school down), with more emphasis put on the killers' alleged Neo-Nazi ties due to being seen within the context of a series of far-right terrorist attacks. [[spoiler: [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming President Ann Richards chooses not to exploit the massacre for political gain and instead meets with victims of the massacre to listen to what they have to say.]]]]

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* While not the focus of the timeline, the Columbine massacre is mentioned in the AlternateHistory ''Literature/AGiantSuckingSound'' and is slightly worse than the real life massacre (Harris and Klebold succeed in burning the school down), with more emphasis media attention put on the killers' alleged Neo-Nazi ties due to being seen within the context of a series of far-right terrorist attacks. [[spoiler: [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming President Ann Richards chooses not to exploit the massacre for political gain and instead meets with victims of the massacre to listen to what they have to say.]]]]
19th Mar '17 9:11:10 AM nombretomado
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* One of the things that first put {{Newgrounds}} on the map was site creator Tom Fulp's Columbine parody game ''[[http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/310349 Pico's School]]''. The setup : a bunch of goth/punk/neo-nazis kids went postal and turned the school into a battlefield. It's up to VideoGame/{{Pico}} to save the day by mowing down anything that moves (including InnocentBystanders if you want) and killing the leader of the goths [[spoiler: who is an alien in disguise]] by ''[[GroinAttack shooting her in the baby factory with an assault rifle]]''. TheStinger reveals that the school opened again [[spoiler: and the goths are replaced by gangster kids.]]

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* One of the things that first put {{Newgrounds}} {{Website/Newgrounds}} on the map was site creator Tom Fulp's Columbine parody game ''[[http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/310349 Pico's School]]''. The setup : a bunch of goth/punk/neo-nazis kids went postal and turned the school into a battlefield. It's up to VideoGame/{{Pico}} to save the day by mowing down anything that moves (including InnocentBystanders if you want) and killing the leader of the goths [[spoiler: who is an alien in disguise]] by ''[[GroinAttack shooting her in the baby factory with an assault rifle]]''. TheStinger reveals that the school opened again [[spoiler: and the goths are replaced by gangster kids.]]
16th Mar '17 2:26:01 PM kquinn0830
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* In one of the ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' DVD commentaries, Creator/TreyParkerAndMattStone say that despite paving the way for many things to be acceptable on television today that were not in the '90s (such as certain swear words, AIDS, and homosexual characters), due to the Columbine shooting, it was no longer acceptable for them to depict the boys with guns as the subject was no longer considered funny - especially given that Matt Stone not only lived in Littleton, but loosely based the town of South Park off of the area.

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* In one of the ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' DVD commentaries, Creator/TreyParkerAndMattStone say that despite paving the way for many things to be acceptable on television today that were not in the '90s (such as certain swear words, AIDS, and homosexual characters), due to the Columbine shooting, it was no longer acceptable for them to depict the boys with guns as the subject was no longer considered funny - especially given that Matt Stone not only lived in Littleton, but loosely based the town of South Park off of the area. Years later, they began doing it again.
15th Feb '17 2:56:28 PM ThePest179
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** His first novel, ''Literature/{{Rage}}'', was about a SchoolShooting. King pulled it from circulation after this incident and several others like it occurred.

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** His first novel, ''Literature/{{Rage}}'', was about a SchoolShooting. School Shooting. King pulled it from circulation after this incident and several others like it occurred.occurred.
* The ''Literature/AnarchistCookbook'' was one of Eric Harris's favorite books, and based the bombs he and Dylan used (or rather, [[WheresTheKaboom tried to use]]) in the massacre on instructions written in the book.
26th Jan '17 7:25:49 PM ThePest179
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* The ''Series/CriminalMinds'' episode "Painless" revolves around the anniversary of a school shooting, with the Unsub targeting the survivors. Their motivation turns out to be that [[spoiler:they were a fellow survivor that got ignored by the media in favor of more 'photogenic' students, one of which stole his story of standing up to the gunman. The other 'top ten' survivors were aware of this (in a sense- they couldn't remember who ''did'' stand up to the gunman, but knew their story was fake), but refused to clear up the truth]]. The original gunman [[AGodAmI thought he was God]] and was killing people ForTheEvulz before blowing himself up [[spoiler: and the second killer's other grievance is that said-explosion cost him his ability to feel pain (hence the title)- he suffered more than the other survivors and was braver than them, but they stole all the credit and attention.]]
20th Jan '17 1:50:41 PM HighCrate
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Perhaps the most important effect of the massacre was the way that it would shape American popular culture for years to come. The most noticeable and immediate change was a trend of [[MediaWatchdog stiffer censorship]] against violence in movies and TV shows that lasted into the early TurnOfTheMillennium. The teen {{horror}} genre, popularized by the likes of ''Film/{{Scream 1996}}'', began to [[DeaderThanDisco die out]] as depictions of young people being brutally murdered suddenly became [[TooSoon very unsettling]] for both the MoralGuardians and for their target audience. After a period of TooSoon, school shootings became [[AxesAtSchool popular subject matter]] for RippedFromTheHeadlines programs, the canonical example being the ''Series/LawAndOrder'' episode "School Daze" (one of the first to be advertised with such a slogan). It can be argued that the Columbine massacre marked the beginning of the end for the viewpoints and culture of TheNineties (much like how [[AllBikersAreHellsAngels the Altamont disaster]] is said to have killed TheSixties), and that the time between April 20, 1999 and [[TheWarOnTerror September 11, 2001]] was [[EndOfAnEra a time of transition]] between TheNineties and the TurnOfTheMillennium.

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Perhaps the most important effect of the massacre was the way that it would shape American popular culture for years to come. The most noticeable and immediate change was a trend of [[MediaWatchdog stiffer censorship]] against violence in movies and TV shows that lasted into the early TurnOfTheMillennium. The teen {{horror}} genre, popularized by the likes of ''Film/{{Scream 1996}}'', began to [[DeaderThanDisco die out]] out as depictions of young people being brutally murdered suddenly became [[TooSoon very unsettling]] for both the MoralGuardians and for their target audience. After a period of TooSoon, school shootings became [[AxesAtSchool popular subject matter]] for RippedFromTheHeadlines programs, the canonical example being the ''Series/LawAndOrder'' episode "School Daze" (one of the first to be advertised with such a slogan). It can be argued that the Columbine massacre marked the beginning of the end for the viewpoints and culture of TheNineties (much like how [[AllBikersAreHellsAngels the Altamont disaster]] is said to have killed TheSixties), and that the time between April 20, 1999 and [[TheWarOnTerror September 11, 2001]] was [[EndOfAnEra a time of transition]] between TheNineties and the TurnOfTheMillennium.
30th Dec '16 8:13:59 PM RampinUp46
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* In one of the ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' DVD commentaries, Creator/TreyParkerAndMattStone say that, although they'd paved the way for many things to be acceptable on television today that were not in the '90s (such as certain swear words, AIDS, and homosexual characters), due to the Columbine shooting it was no longer acceptable for them to depict the boys with guns, as the subject was no longer considered funny (especially given that the two of them come from Colorado).

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* In one of the ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' DVD commentaries, Creator/TreyParkerAndMattStone say that, although they'd paved that despite paving the way for many things to be acceptable on television today that were not in the '90s (such as certain swear words, AIDS, and homosexual characters), due to the Columbine shooting shooting, it was no longer acceptable for them to depict the boys with guns, guns as the subject was no longer considered funny (especially - especially given that Matt Stone not only lived in Littleton, but loosely based the two town of them come from Colorado).South Park off of the area.
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