I’m just terribly, terribly sad.
To wake up to news of a shooting at a Midnight showing of “The Dark Night Rises” and to learn of the utter chaos that happened inside that theater saddens me to my core. Â This man, whom witnesses say donned a gas mask, popped aÂ canisterÂ of a gas and then started open firing, is so sick and disturbed that he didn’t put up a fight when his clips were empty and was taken into custody.
Did he think it would be funny to mirror many of the themes of these dark Batman movies? Â Chemical gas? Terrorism? Who knows what was going on in this sick fuck’s mind. Â All I know is that I will remember him and his victims every time I walk into a theater now. Thanks for that.
We’re going to find out some grizzly details over the next hours and days. Â How a 3 month old was burned by chemical gasses and possibly shot. How moviegoers in the theater next door saw bullets coming from the theater next door. Â How movie goers probably thought this was some sort of fucked up flash mob in the opening minutes of this tragedy.
The thing I keep coming back to is that these folks were a lot like me. Â These folks WERE me. Â One of the people in attendance was a popular twitterer, @JessicaRedfield – who micro-blogged about being excited to see the movie. Â Then silence.