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“They are predators. Every inch of them is just hunger and fury. The energy it must take him every minute not to be like that.”
This description by George of Mitchell and his kind (vampires) made me tear up because I can so identify with that statement. I have always felt misaligned to the evil side, a suffering innocent inside dying to be set free.
In my dichotomous world I waver between hunger to achieve my wildest dream and my fury at it not manifesting, while others are blessed. During my addition years, I certainly preyed on men to get what I needed/wanted without any concern for their well-being. the argument in my head goes like this: It’s not all my fault. If one is concerned for one’s own well-being, they are going to ask questions before engaging in what could be dangerous behavior. Valid or not, I still stand by it.
I don’t live like that anymore. However, my fear of self-exposure keeps me from even trying. This in turn makes me resent those that get it, and I end up hating what I seek the most. I’ve been seeing a psychiatrist and a psychologist for around two months now and I am no where near addressing the imagined demons that swim around in my head.
“You know the worst thing about being a ghost? It’s lonely. You’ll give anything for that crumb of comfort; that feel of skin against skin that says “It’s okay, I’m here.” It’s a hunger, a most basic instinct. You might even drag others into this world of the dead; even if it means turning them into monsters too.”
~ Being Human
Series 1, Episode 1
Annie begins describing what it’s like to be a ghost and ends with a darker description of a vampire – Spoiler: [highlight to reveal: who later turns out to be her roommate].
My psycho recommended this program to me and I am loving it.
I could so relate to this description. I am that lonely, that desperate. To compound my situation, I’ve been feeling that ever since I was a kid. It has been satisfied
twice thrice, successfully, in my life, and to my satisfaction, but never again.
It is what I blame for my drug addiction. So desperate for it; my male persona allowed my female persona to be raped and abused by men, whom I have grown to resent/lust at the same time.
Doubling my sorrow is the fact that I have been the vampire too. I have tried to drag others into my world of dead even if it meant turning them into monsters too. I’m not saying my side of the street is clean, but neither is the victims.
No wonder I am alone.
In the near future, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X (Patrick Stewart) in a hide out on the Mexican border. But Logan’s attempts to hide from the world and his legacy are up-ended when a young mutant arrives, being pursued by dark forces.
I have a bone to pick with my nephew and his “great” review. I thought it was okay at best when the fourth generation x-men (?) can barely exert their powers to defend, and at only one percent of Laura’s (Dafne Keen) strength? There was another sore point for me…
…was it the obviously defeatist way the x-men story has some to a close, only to learn that an adamantium bullet would’ve killed Logan (Hugh Jackman) despite his lack of will?
Oh, yes! If fifth generation x-man (?, the “bad guy”) was so impervious, why was there only one?
An adaptation of the fairy tale about a monstrous-looking prince and a young woman who fall in love.
I connected with the beast primarily for the exact same reasons; and with Belle for being different. All this connecting allowed me to become vulnerable during the movie and feeling the entire sadness of this tale, which I never realized before.
I loved the music! Big, grand and showtuny!
Dan Stevens (The Beast) was hot without all the make up, though with the make up he was just as hot! I find Emma Watson very attractive. Gaston was kind of hot too. I loved that one scene shot of his “gun” during his musical performance, which did not seem very “Disney.”
A young boy named Kubo must locate a magical suit of armour worn by his late father in order to defeat a vengeful spirit from the past.
Awesome animation. Being a fan of all things Asian, I enjoyed the movie with additional enthusiasm, especially the intimate connection to origami.
I found the premise of souls visiting their living family very similar to my Mexican tradition of día de los muertos. However, I just had a conversation about death with my cousin and I now believe in a physical life and a completely separate spiritual life; my soul will not remember my physical life…what’s the point? My views on death are now very pedestrian: we become worm food.
Visual candy and nice heart-warming story.
Chyna Shepherd is a twenty-six-year-old psychology student who survived an extremely troubled past. While visiting Laura Templeton’s house, a farm in the Napa Valley, a serial killer named Edgler Foreman Vess breaks into the house, taking Laura and killing her parents. Chyna survives and manages to follow him. In doing so, she learns of Vess’s captive: a young, innocent girl, Ariel, trapped in Vess’s home far from the Napa Valley. Chyna feels a great sense of responsibility for this girl, and she travels deeper into her nightmare.
Happened to catch this while flipping channels the other day. I definitely remember reading the book, but had no memory about the story; was not even aware it had been made a (television) movie!
I got into it pretty quickly, grateful I had just caught the beginning which refreshed my memory for the rest of the story, which was pretty intense, albeit filled with stupid decisions…of course. I was not sure if it was the editing for television (in the time allotted – 3 hours!), but it seemed like a couple of event’s went unexplained, sloppiness one would expect with television production.
John was looking freaking hot and very psychopathic!