Halo 3 Re-enactment of Virginia Tech Tragedy

I still think of Virginia Tech fairly regularly. My soon-to-be written paper on incongruent cultural identity formation resulting in violence is because of Seung-Hui Cho.

I recently heard that the prophet Jeremiah often re-told the horrific scenes of the destruction of Israel to the scattered people in order to re-live the trauma as a way to bring about healing. To talk about it and to re-visit it in order that we might move on.

It seems in the digital, Xbox 360 world,  we truly can re-visit that disaster that was in very strange ways. h/t to Hawty McBloggy for this post. and the following video: (and yes, feel free not to watch it as it adds a surreality to what happened that day).

I don’t know what to think. I watched the video a little stunned…it seemed a little comical and yet painfully magnetic. It’s strange to see a video game re-enact a real-life massacre. I’m not offended, but I…I don’t know what I feel. I am reminded of how truth is in so many ways, so much more powerful, visceral, tragic and meaningful than any fiction. And I still…grieve in my small ways.

Can someone help me find the address of the Cho family?

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Comments

  1. josh says:

    yeah. that’s pretty creepy. not sure what i think either. kind of makes me want to throw up.

    on a complete random side note have you seen “gay boy” on halo. basically a guy created a pink character and gave himself the name xxx_gayboy_xxx. then he records the homophobia that he experienced. some of the language is a bit rough so be warned. but you can find it below. that equally makes me sick.

  2. dengjosh says:

    I don’t really like it…like another commenter on the other blog said, it sort of dehumanizes the victims. I feel like some people from here (VT) who saw this would get pretty mad; the disclaimer at the end is good though.

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