TV Rewind: The Originals – “The Kindness of Strangers”

Group Therapy So, how are you feeling? How are you holding up after what happened last week? I mean, I feel okay. The episode was pretty good. We got to see Rebekah and Kol. Elijah got his memories back and the Mikaelson family can now be in the same room with each other without the…

Trailer Talk: A Star Is Born (2018)

In 1937, A Star Is Born premiered with Janet Gaynor and Fredric March in the roles Esther Blodgett and Norman Maine. The story detailed the tragic journey of two Hollywood darlings, one whose career was just beginning and the other whose stardom was fading. In 1954, Judy Garland and James Mason took over, yielding what…

TV Rewind: The Originals – “What, Will, I, Have, Left”

Blame It On Mama Wow. Okay. That was a major character death. I totally didn’t see that coming. Did you? Like, should we have a moment of silence or something? I mean, she was the cornerstone of the series. The whole initial premise of The Originals revolved around [SPOILER]. Sure, she and I never really…

Flash Fiction #1: Cosmic Love

Flash fiction by definition means, “fiction that is extremely brief, typically only a few hundred words or fewer in its entirety.” There is something very intriguing about this. It’s a challenge. It’s the ultimate test for a writer, to make your reader feel something, learn something, or picture something in their mind, in as few…

TV Rewind: The Originals – “Don’t It Just Break Your Heart”

History Has A Way of Repeating Itself First things first, did everyone catch all those TVD references in last night’s episode? Oh, it was so good! Let’s give The Originals a round of applause. They finally remembered who their core audience is and gave us some sweet references to characters and episodes we had once…

Book Review: Yesternight

Life, Death, Rebirth Have you ever felt like you possessed a memory that wasn’t your own, like you’ve lived a life in another place, in another time? Have you ever felt like you were someone else, someone entirely different? Cat Winters’ novel, Yesternight, explores the concept of reincarnation with an intriguing and shocking mystery that…

TV Rewind: The Originals – “Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea”

The Search Okay. So, everything seemed to be going good. Klaus was searching for Hayley. Freya and Hope were spending some quality time together. Not to mention, Klaus and Marcel started working together again. Things were moving forward. Things were going good. Then, Hayley’s kidnapper was revealed. I bet you didn’t see that one coming!…

Movie Review: Avengers – Infinity War (Spoiler Free!)

I never considered myself a fan of superhero movies. I’d been a firm believer that those blockbuster films were overrated. I truly thought I had no ties to the genre, whatsoever. Now, I’ve realized that is a complete lie. I love superhero movies, I always have. I didn’t want to admit it to myself. I’d…

TV Rewind: The Originals – “Ne Me Quitte Pas”

A New Man, A Better Man Okay, I’m just going to say it. “Ne Me Quitte Pas” was one of the best episodes of The Originals ever. Wouldn’t you agree? The entire episode was exceptional! It was definitely my favorite Elijah episode of the series. It was a complete standout. *Sigh* It was so nice…

The Decline of FanFiction

I was in high school when I first learned about fanfiction. My friend had showed me a six page story she’d written about *NSYNC and tried to explain the concept of writing original stories about celebrities and fictional characters to me. I honestly didn’t get it. Why write about well-known faces when you could create…

TV Rewind: The Originals – “One Wrong Turn on Bourbon”

Nothing But Trouble Well, that was. . . unexpected. We all thought Hope was such a nice girl; a bit rebellious, perhaps. I’d never thought she’d do this. I mean, kidnapping her own [spoiler]? What a witch! Last night’s episode of The Originals was surprising, to say the least, but still fell short of the…