shortymac: I wonder if his mom was going to commit him...
corq: For those who didn't read the PDF (CNN glossed over the games listing):Numerous video games were located in the basement computer/gaming area. The list of videogames includes, but is not limited to:-"Grand Theft Auto"-"Shin Megami Tensei"-"Dynasty Warriors"-"Vice City"-"Team Fortress"-"Doom"-"Left for Dead"-"Metal Gear Solid"-"Dead Rising"-"Half Life"-"Battlefield"-"Call of Duty"
JonBuck: He sounds OCD (the food arrangement thing), autistic, sociopathic, and psychopathic, all wrapped up into one skinny package of CRAZY.
you are a puppet: Fissile: The fact that his mom was a paranoid Tea-Party "prepper", who communicated with him exclusively via email for two years, even though they lived in the same house, probably didn't help his crazy very much.lol, is that email part real?
Quaker: FTFA: And investigators found "a large number" of guns in the home. All of them had been bought by his mother, Nancy Lanza, who grew up with firearms and "thought it was good to learn responsibility for guns," the report states.Well that worked out well.
justtray: Why did he destroy his hard drive? That makes no sense
Mitrovarr: Well, at least we have a satisfactory answer to 'how could this happen' now: A somewhat crazy prepper and gun-nut mom used the shooting range to bond with her sociopathic and otherwise lunatic offspring, thus combining his total lack of emotion and empathy and his fascination with spree killers with a solid background in firearm training. It's kind of like the perfect storm of irresponsibility and psychosis.Now, a quick public service announcement for idiots:If you know someone (perhaps your child) who lacks empathy and is otherwise unhinged, do not:A. Give them access to your firearms.B. Train them in advanced shooting techniques.C. Spend your whole life telling them that the world's going to end.
CoysOdie: The "video" of my day was TV and President Johnson telling us it was OK to burn women and kids houses and villages. The "game" was an Erector set helicopter and little green "army men".To date I ain't killed nobody.
safeforwork: Over my years on Fark (as well as various other forum-like places, but most prevalently on Fark), I've come to the conclusion that there are only about 20 'types' of people in the entire world, and they can be counted in any Fark thread that goes beyond 150, often simul-posting. It's like they've got a shared consciousness or something, I swear.
theguyyousaw: JesusJuice: We Love Katamari?How!?
shortymac: My brother has Asperger's, we're lucky that he didn't have too many issues with food. Basically, I found that (based on his peers in special ed class) it was either: "EAT ALL THE THINGS" or eat an extremely limited diet. Basically no one had a healthy "eat most food, but hates one or two things" diet.However, the only "cure" for this is to slowly expose yourself to more and more foods, your body will adjust to the taste.However, even from toddlerhood my brother had a lot of repetitive behavior/OCD issues. For example, he refused to have anything on my parent's coffee table. My Mom ended up removing coffee tables from the house until he was in his teens.He also would play with his little hammer and block set, but he would ALWAYS hit the blocks in the same pattern. My Aunt gave him a starter set of hot wheels when he was 3 that he never played with, he set them up on his dresser in the same order as they where arranged in the package. My Mom would switch around 2 of them and he would know as soon as he walked in his bedroom that they had been tampered with. My Mom did the same thing to my toys and I never noticed.Basically, my parents had to constantly switch things up and break him of any weird patterns as soon as they happened to get him used to change. It's much easier to deal with a temper tantrum toddler than an adult. He still has some issues, but no where as severe as some of his peers or as a kid.One a side note, most of his peers in the special ed class had divorced parents due to the absolute stress of raising a kid like this. It's farking difficult and I practically raised my other 2 brothers because my parents had to be focused on him 24/7.
MFAWG: Of, even. I would not Wayne LaPierre.
cretinbob: [voxnova2.files.wordpress.com image 720x464]
fluffy2097: Do we have any pictures of Lee Harvy Oswald's bedroom?Did we list his hobbies, his eating habits? What he read? What movie theaters he went to? Did we hold any of these things up we did know on a 24 hour news network with a photo of him while pundits yammered on and on about the children?Nope! We mourned the loss of the dead./People go on shooting sprees to be famous.//May as well go out with a bang///At least your name will be remembered.
Peki: freewill: Watubi: "The shooter was particular about the food that he ate and its arrangement on a plate in relation to other foods on the plate"Oh crap, that sounds just like my 3 year oldAlso, every adult with Asperger's ever.So. . . it's not normal to make sure that the juice from the steak doesn't invade your mashed potatoes, or that you like the little plates with all the different divisions on them?
fluffy2097: ongbok: Study it out. All of that stuff is known about Oswald.Study it out.Tell me a single faster way to get on every news network in the nation for Months on end?There is only one way you can become famous in the blink of an eye. Pulling a trigger and killing someone./Did you know the surviving Boston Bomber has a FAN CLUB?//Nobody knows his name because they can't pronounce it though.
gerbilpox: Pumpernickel bread: Just noticed he used a .223 Bushmaster. Same gun the D.C. snipers used.Which, of course, they identified as an AR-15.[i.imgur.com image 671x519]
fluffy2097: The media coverage of them sure is new.
fluffy2097: Look at how famous he is now.You're oggling over every detail of his life. His name is all over the news, the internet. Everyone knows his face. They want to know how and what he ate, what he did every day. every single detail of his life is now being picked over and shown to the entire world.You made him famous. More famous then a movie star. More famous then Jay Leno. More famous then Carson Daily. More famous then Mr. Rodgers.And all it took to get him all this fame... was to kill a few people.Murder sprees are the new way to be famous in America.No wonder they keep happening./When is the movie coming out?//We can go meta and make a video game out of his life too.
dukef: CNN breaking news. THIS JUST IN: SHOOTER LIKED PEANUT BUTTER AND JELLY SANDWICHES
Hagbardr: Champions of Krynn?
The Lizard People: Kerbal Space Program?
Sock Ruh Tease: corq: For those who didn't read the PDF (CNN glossed over the games listing):Numerous video games were located in the basement computer/gaming area. The list of videogames includes, but is not limited to:...-"Shin Megami Tensei"...
shortymac: Why wasn't he in any sort of therapy? Drugs can be scary but she could have afforded talk or cbt therapy.
Watubi: "The shooter was particular about the food that he ate and its arrangement on a plate in relation to other foods on the plate"Oh crap, that sounds just like my 3 year old
JesusJuice: We Love Katamari?
Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Wouldn't be surprised if he always love My Little Ponies.
Jesus Farking Christ: Jesus, DDR? I figured WoW or GTA, but DDR?That guy must have been batshiat bag of cats crazy. The kind of crazy where you wear the skins of dead children as a fashion statement.
Ambivalence: I know I shouldn't, but I LOLed.What an odd game for a mass murderer of children to be obsessed over.
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