Aidan’s Week

Feb. 13:
“I am very pleased to show everyone my latest piece, a tribute to the @clubpenguin Beta Test Party!”

Feb. 14, 2:59 pm:
“I am in a school shooting right now…”

Feb. 14, 3:01 pm:
“My school is being shot up and I am locked inside. I’m fucking scared right now.”

Feb. 14, 3:10 pm:
“Still locked in. I checked the local news and there is 20 victims. Long live Majory Stoneman Douglas High.”

Feb. 14, 3:45 pm:
“Hello, Twitter. I am closing my DM’s but I appreciate everyone contacting me. I am still locked in the school, but remember I’m only a freshman. Please don’t just send your love to me, but pray for the victims’ families too. Love you all.”

Feb. 14, 4:25 pm:
“We have been liberated. God bless, America.”

Feb. 14, 4:56 pm:
“Love each other. You may never know when it may be the last day you meet someone.”

Feb. 14, 5:53 pm:
“My brother and I are with our parents safely in the car. Thank you everyone, I appreciate the messages but we need healing. God bless, America. We will never forget 2/14/18.”

TheCaptainAidan [Twitter]

At least 2 dead in Florida school shooting; suspect in custody, officials say [CNN]

10 comments:

6:33 pm • Wednesday • February 14, 2018

Colorado’s $4 million NRA senator was fast out of the gate with thoughts and prayers.

6:53 pm • Wednesday • February 14, 2018

The Onion keeps its own vigil, repubishing this story yet again.

https://www.theonion.com/no-way-to-prevent-this-says-only-nation-where-this-r-1823016659

7:04 pm • Wednesday • February 14, 2018

They left out the part that their Twitz ‘n Prayers are for the mass murders of even more American children.

7:17 pm • Wednesday • February 14, 2018

Those gun company and NRA execs better pray hard that none of my loved ones are ever in a mass shooting.

They may have bought off the Republinazis to cheat the victims and survivors out of justice, but they’re gonna find out what hell feels like real quick.

10:43 pm • Wednesday • February 14, 2018

@nojo: Onion writer. That Onion writer:

“When I wrote this headline, I had no idea it would be applied to the high school a mile from my house.”

https://twitter.com/jasonroeder/status/963976307879985152

7:09 pm • Friday • February 16, 2018

Identifying a week as infrastructure week is the Trump equivalent of the guy at the beginning of the horror movie being like “this house is so peaceful.”

— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) February 16, 2018

7:29 pm • Friday • May 18, 2018

@nojo: Is there a way to keep this post as a thumbnail on the top of the page? It was in the top left corner, and I thought about Aidan every time I saw it. (I know they scroll as you add posts.)

And the post about Sandy Hook.

And the post about that sweet child looking for his friend.

I don’t want to forget about these kids when they aren’t in the news. I’m ashamed to admit that I do forget. I’d like to keep them foremost in my mind.

7:42 pm • Friday • May 18, 2018

@JNOV: I may have to collect them in a sidebar. Including the one I’m likely writing tonight.

It’s really hard to find new shit to say about the same shit going down. But I can’t pull an Onion, so I’ll have to see what I can dredge up.

8:34 pm • Friday • May 18, 2018

@nojo: As I began to try to process this _____ (I don’t have a word for it), I thought of you. I thought of you.

9:35 pm • Friday • May 18, 2018

@JNOV: Really, I would have preferred ripping the Midtown Racist, but those pleasant thoughts evaporated in a moment this morning.

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