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Miss_Mayhem
08-10-2006, 03:40 AM
(Let's not make this thread random or hilarious for off-topic reasons, keep it as a memorial thread to post and share your thoughts, please. This may seem awfully dark and much of a downer for this upbeat community, but read below and you'll see why I had to post this.)

I just saw the movie 'World Trade Center' today. 1 hour ago to be precise. I wont kid you, it was a sad movie, but good nonetheless. And it has been one of the only movies that has ever made me cry. No bawling, mind you, but I teared up, though the welling tears never spilled and I suppose only 'evaporated' or whatever happens to tears that stay on your eyes. It really was that sad. Especially when the scenes cut to their families. Though the most heartwrenching scenes were the ones where the ones with the trapped cops, those were the ones that really made your heart beat a little faster and your eyes to get uncomfortably moist. I saw and heard other people in the packed theater shed a tear or cry silently, and my dad actually didn't fall asleep (I had gone with him, and he falls asleep out of sheer boredom during most movies since he's used to being active and moving around alot, so him staying awake means something). There were also several scenes of the destroyed buildings. You gulped at each time you saw them, cuz i remember Sept. 11 really well even though being only 8 when it happened. At the end, the two men the movie had focused on were well and happy, but before the end credits rolled, it read on the screen '2,000 something people were buried beneath the rubble. Only 20 made it out alive, Jimenes and W__ (his name escapes me at the moment) were numbers 18 and 19'. Tragic. And when it ended, everyone got up and left slowly...silently. Silence from moviegoers after a movie's end is a rarity, reserved for something truly memorable.

I'm not sure if this thread has already been made, but seeing the movie really me want to honor those that died on Sept. 11, and a thread seemed like one way I could do that. Especially since I doubt that anyone doesn't remember the day the Twin Towers fell. When it happened, I was (and still am) in SoCal, and too young to understand. I think now I should shed that tear for all of the deceased, as I was able to be blissfully ignorant then.

So yes, this is in honor of all the brave men and women, either cops or firefighters, or simply the unfortunate civilians that lost their lives in those buildings and/or the flights that crashed into them. None were deserving of such a tragic fate. God Bless them and the families they were taken from.

St. Jimmy
08-10-2006, 04:15 AM
I remember exactly where I was when I found out.
I was on a holiday with my family I can't remember where in a caravan park somewhere,(in a caravan), And my sister and I had gone to bed in opposite bunks. We didn't want to go to sleep so I was just looking around and stuff and sneaking looks at the Tv my mum was watching when she wasn't looking. It was real late. The show my mum was watching had finished so she flicked over to something else, It was the news, I had no intrest (being 10 or 12 or something) and so I kept stuffing around with my sister. Mum was watching this stuff and "thought it was a bad movie" and she turns to my Dad (who had gone to bed but was only seperated from us by a curtain) and she's all like "Rick (my dad) look at this" He has a brief sleepy eyed look and goes back to sleep. I had a look and asked Mum what she was watching and she explained and stuff and I didn't really care, I saw what was happening and just kept being annoying plane crash and everything. But you know how you are when you're young. It was live I found out later, (only just delayed by like an hour or something) I went to sleep and thought nothing of it. The next morning I get up and it's on every station, newspaper, mind. We had packed the car and left early in the morning, Then I really learned what happened felt compassion for a time but soon lost intrest, It was EVERYWHERE for weeks! Nay! months! being a child I tired of it quickly but yeah,
Now I realise (I did back then but I didn't care) now I realise, what happened it pisses me off that someone would do that. And that people had to die 'cause these guys thought what they were doing was right even though it went against everyone else.
The people I most feel sorry for were the ones on the planes and the poor bastards buried in the rubble. Stupid tea-towel headed wankers.

Smon
08-10-2006, 04:25 AM
Most would consider me a left-wing person, however I too was saddened by the 9/11 attacks.

I would go on, but most of what I can say could be considered offensive so I'll just go onto a moment of silence. *silence*

DarthAve
08-13-2006, 11:25 PM
I was in school, taking a bubble test when the teachers came rushing in and out and were watching fox news. I wasn't paying attention due to the fact that I didn't want to fail the test. Our school did the right thing and continued on as if nothing was wrong. My mom told me after school.

milo
08-13-2006, 11:31 PM
My school freaked out. I didn't have to do anything all day. All the teachers just turned on the news.

DarthAve
08-13-2006, 11:39 PM
Where's your school at though? Cause if it's in NY, I'd freak out too.

milo
08-13-2006, 11:41 PM
Good ol' Utah. Nowhere near NY, my school district just sucks.

DarthAve
08-13-2006, 11:47 PM
Wow, that really doesn't make since. What is there to crash into in Utah? At least Ohio has...the Rock 'n Roll hall of fame...or the football hall of fame or somthing.

milo
08-13-2006, 11:51 PM
What is there to crash into in Utah?
Absolutely nothing. It kind of sucks. Wish I was back in Ohio. Except it's too humid back east...

edit: This thread is going slightly off-topic. I should probably stop now.

Poopdogjr
08-14-2006, 12:35 AM
I still remeber where I was when I found out too. I think lots of people do. I think it's one of those moments that really makes an impression on you. I had just gotten inside from gym class, when they announced over the speakers that a plane had hit the world trade center. No one really paid much attention to it, we just thought it was some freak accident. Then I got to my next class and we watched on TV what was happening, and the collapse of the second building. Such a horrible thing to watch.


I remember all the American pride that was going around after the attacks. People seemed almost closer then. It didn't matter what other differences you had, we were Americans and we had to stick together. Sadly much of, if not all of that pride, has dissapeared from people. Including me. It's weird how such a terrible thing seemed to bring people together.

Miss_Mayhem
08-14-2006, 02:23 AM
Since I'm in Cali, things really did get hectic since SoCal (and parts of NoCal) were high on the threat list. LAX was counted as the 2d or 3d most likely place they would have struck, so everyone was very patriotic in such a liberal state.

Pho3nix
08-14-2006, 11:18 AM
I didn't care much when it happened I was in 6th grade back then, but then it hit me. Those goddamn terrorists took out my favourite building in NYC before I got to see the WTC.
That pissed me off. (Still hoping to travel to NYC next year, too bad I won't have the chance to see the twin towers.)

St. Jimmy
08-17-2006, 05:29 AM
The sad thing is, that before they were taken down I never remember even hearing of the trade centres. Maybe if I was a little older...