burning their lies, burning my dreams
The Hales were a small, but tight knit family. They kept their family close, kept their secrets hidden. They integrated themselves into the town, made themselves valuable. Olivia as a cop, Talia as the coroner, Robert as a forest ranger, Ana as a substitute teacher and music instructor. Laura, the twins Christian and Emily, and Derek were all in high school, a year apart with Laura as a senior. Their human cousins, Wendy and Parker were six and three, at the start of their lives.Being together since high school but refusing the bite was always a sore subject between Peter and Ana, especially when it resulted in two human children. She chose to ignore his dark side, his almost gleeful nature when giving into the wolf’s thirst for blood, because she loved him and he loved her and their children. She would’ve been a fool to think that harmony could last for them with a hunter family in town. It’s in her favorite place of the house, the basement with beautiful acoustics where she teaches piano, that she - along with her two sisters in law, her brother in law, her nephew, her niece, and her two children - meet their inevitable end.
Tyler — played by Michael Cassidy of “The O.C.” fame — is entering the “new frontier” of dating moms, so he takes interest in the recently divorced Meg (Lenz), who has two very young kids. He’s totally digging her… but unfortunately for Meg, she quickly realizes that dating Tyler is a lot like having a third child on her hands.
I’m a sucker for action movies, but, I have to admit the lack of good femme-heroes is annoying. It’s always some girl in a tight suit (or short skirt) acting like she’s a badass, all squinty eyed and sexy-faced. Like, REALLY– you just fought six guys and got the crap beat out of yourself and you’re not even out of breath?! Usually I feel like I’m watching an actress who really really wants to look good on camera.
Enter Scarlett Johansson as The Black Widow in The Avengers. Now, I thought she was good in Ironman 2, but this time I really got to see her in action and I was so impressed! Finally, an actress who made me believe that everything I was watching was real! My favorite action heroes are the ones who are ultimately human at their core– who are self-depreciating, only about 85% confident in their own abilities and totally flawed. Give me a good actor, and I’ll buy into any world a director creates…
Here’s all the reasons why ScarJo pulled off the best version of any super (or non) heroine…
Bethany Joy Lenz performs Someone To Watch Over Me in celebration of Diamond Gothic’s Twitter reaching 5,000 followers.
it’s the oldest story in the world. one day you’re seventeen and planning for ‘some day’, and then quietly and without you ever really noticing, ‘some day’ is today. and then ‘some day’ is yesterday. and this is your life. we spend so much time wanting, pursuing, wishing. but ambition is good. chasing things with integrity is good. dreaming.
if you had a friend you knew you’d never see again, what would you say? if you could do one last thing for someone you love, what would it be? say it, do it, don’t wait. nothing lasts forever. make a wish and place it in your heart. anything you want. everything you want. do you have it? good. now believe it can come true. you never know where the next miracle’s gonna come from. the next memory. the next smile. the next wish come true.
but if you believe that it’s right around the corner, and you open your heart and your mind to the possibility of it, to the certainty of it, you just might get the thing you’re wishing for. the world is full of magic, you just have to believe in it.
so make your wish. do you have it? good. now believe in it. with all your heart.