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  • Doing the same thing with all of my wall posts after spending this lazy Sunday morning doing a "spring cleaning" in my room. I felt like I boarded a train straight through my memories. Most of the time it's uncomfortable, or cringy, others I want to tell my younger self it's going to be okay, but some of the times it's sweet. It's also interesting to look back at how I felt in situations that I've since covered with a nostalgic coat of paint.

    What was most interesting to me is a post I made after the first weekend of R&J; as much as I hated that show, I much rather would have done it then go to work.

    I might go through and purge when I have more time, but rather than be ashamed or embarrassed because my past isn't perfect, I have to use it to keep moving forward. Everything I've gone through has made me into the person I am now.

    Elinor wrote:Memory is a strange and fickle thing. I've been sitting through 11+ years of my blog entries from high school, college, and my cancer battle. I read through each and every one of them, and then I realized them. It's interesting what seemed so important and all consuming to me at the time that I didn't really even remember. I've made a lot of mistakes over the years and have behaved in ways that I regret, but the past is the past. Now, it's time to move forward.

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  • Elinor wrote:tag yourself i'm somewhere past "strongly agree"


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  • Another one that will always be relevant.

    Elinor wrote:๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป There ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป Are ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป Many ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป Ways ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป To ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป Spell ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป My ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป Name ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป But ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป Elanor ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป Not ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป One ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป Of ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป Them ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

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    Carlito Elanor is sort of phonetic but WOW it hurts my eyes.
    22 hours ago

  • DreamyAlice it's not a bad thing, isn't it?
    Mar 18, 2023

    winterwolf0100 Iโ€™m sorry Elinor, I know how difficult the situation is for you, and Iโ€™m sure that just makes it feel even more overwhelming :[
    Mar 19, 2023

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  • Going through old posts and I found this. It will never not be relevant.

    Elinor wrote:My family when my cousin, now in her first year of college, has a sporting event: Time to plan a road trip! We must support her in everything she does and shower her with love, support and affection!

    My family, when I'm *the lead* in a play, or otherwise pursuing some sort of artistic project that it's important to me:


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  • In which I'm going to write thirty poems from the perspective of a boy in love with a girl in the late 90s. This will be fun.

    she's just a picture

    Carlito have you watched That 90s Show? (there's one season on netflix, it's a sequel sort of thing to That 70s Show)
    it's very early teen with a light romance, and husband and I enjoyed debating what was and wasn't accurate based on our memories from the 90s :)

    22 hours ago

    Elinor I have not! That's cool though! Whenever I work on any sort of period projects I love absorbing myself in the time, though. :) But this is going to be fun!
    21 hours ago

  • I finished You Season 4 earlier today and first of all

    Spoiler! :
    The twist was very well done. I was feeling iffy at the end of part one because I didn't like Joe being made to seem like a good person next to Rhys supposedly being the Eat the Rich Killer. But of course it was all Joe. Who else would it have been? A leopard doesn't change its spots.

    As cute as Penn Badgley is and as likable as he makes Joe, it's really really important to remember that Joe is evil. At this point I've lost track of his body count, and he's also put several innocent people in prison for things that he's done.

    Now that they're back in New York, Season 5 really has to be the last, right?

    I really cannot stand Marienne. Her character has never been interesting to me, and I never though she and Joe had much of a connection. In a way it works because it makes Joe's obsession out to be what it is, and maybe that's the point, but I hope she's just going to live quietly in Paris with her daughter from now on. I did think the twist there was a little bit much, but since she faked her death maybe she'll be a part of finally bringing Joe down.

    I'm unsure what to think of Kate. Either she's just as evil as Love or she's playing the long game with Joe. I'm excited, but please for the love of god Netflix the show is nearing its natural end. Don't draw it out until it becomes a shell of its former self. And please do right by the ending.

    That all being said, Penn Badgley is straight up iconic in this role, and by the end of the show I think Joe Goldberg is going to be cemented as one of the most iconic TV characters/villains of all time.

    Can't wait to see how it all wraps up, and then go back and rewatch it from beginning to end, it's also kind of wild I've literally been with this show since Season 1 and watched every season as it aired. I can't say that about too many other things.

    niteowl Yeah I never had any interest in this show until randomly at a friends house they decided to start watching season 3 episode 1 and I was like omg what is this itโ€™s so bonkers I have to go back to the beginning. Now Iโ€™m addicted. And yeah Penn Badgely is so good. I never understood the phrase โ€œyou can see it in his/her eyesโ€ until I watched that episode. Like thereโ€™s a distinct shift between โ€œgoodโ€ Joe and straight up evil Joe.
    Mar 17, 2023

  • My dad's dog of ten years just crossed the rainbow bridge. It was her time, she's been sick and suffering for a long time. My dad informed that this was going to have to happen earlier this week, but he is still incredibly distraught and seeing him this way is making me emotional because he never gets like this. And I really loved this dog, she's been a part of my life for the past ten years too. I had a feeling that the last time I saw her was going to be the last time, and this isn't even my first rodeo with losing pets, but -- it never gets any easier.

    Dossereana <333 I feel you
    I lost my first pet last September, I'd also had her for ten years, if you ever need to talk just PM me I'm always open.

    Mar 16, 2023

  • Spoiler! :
    F*** I really miss Boy.

    DreamyAlice <33
    Mar 17, 2023

  • #NaPoGoals So, I do want to do NaPo this year, but it feels odd because I've done it in 2018, 2020, and 2022, which means this year would be my off year. I usually freewrite based around a loose theme, but this year, I'm highly considering doing a project that will help me with one of my WIPs. I keep going to back to "Cole's song ideas" or "Cole's notebook" or whatever Cole from All Our Yesterdays would call the notebook where he scribbles down song ideas. In current drafts of the novella, I write around the music that propelled him into super stardom since I am not a musician.

    I'll have to take a few leaps to write from the perspective of a guy writing about a girl, but these characters all come from me anyway. ;) Even if it doesn't change anything in the story right now, it will help me develop his character too, and if/when this would ever become a film, it might help whatever musician I'd work with to have some sort of basis for what I have in mind. The reoccurring note I keep getting from beta readers is to define the type of musician that Cole is; I see him as Joe Jonas if he'd been a solo artist. We'll see how this goes!

  • The R&J audition is booked. It's a week from Monday. I already have a monologue ready to go.


  • Memory is a strange and fickle thing. I've been sitting through 11+ years of my blog entries from high school, college, and my cancer battle. I read through each and every one of them, and then I realized them. It's interesting what seemed so important and all consuming to me at the time that I didn't really even remember. I've made a lot of mistakes over the years and have behaved in ways that I regret, but the past is the past. Now, it's time to move forward.

    DreamyAlice <333
    Mar 15, 2023

    Lucrezia I completely understand the feeling of having made mistakes and behaved in ways you regret. With that being said, you should feel enormously proud of yourself. Accomplishing all you've accomplished at a young age and surviving cancer is incredible. I'm sure whatever mistakes you made along the way were small and pale in comparison to your achievements, your strength, your courage, your work, and all the good you've done.
    Mar 15, 2023

  • Today's been kind of a shitty day, but only because I'm going back, and there was a lot of insanity with my flight that really wore me out. Now I'm gross and tired and I want to be home, but there isn't much to look forward to except my job and my banged up car. The trip last May was vacation. The trip last October was a few days to explore the city (and that time, I had to be back for GWCTD tech week so that kept me busy and occupied) and this time... I really would have been okay not going back. It's easy to forget just how many of my friends out here, and how much happier I am. I did manage to have lunch with Alex and she said at one point "it has been a long time, but being here with you again, it also feels like no time at all" and I definitely was on the same page. Four years and we picked up right where we left off.

    I miss the life I had and the life I'm building. I'm nervous that I'm not as good of a position that I want to be for the move, but Alex was also saying that at a certain point she had to commit to doing it because she got caught in a trap too where she was from, and it was hard for her to save or really progress because she was depressed and not in alignment with what she really wanted to do.

    I know Boy is going to be there for me when I get back...

    It'll be okay. I just have to roll up my sleeves and get to work. I've got a feature to make and (maybe) one last play. <3

  • Funny how I pretty much wrote my current predicament into existence with the end of STARLIGHT about a year ago (minus the murder case, of course)

    Spoiler! :
    Betty waves. After a moment, Annโ€™s car pulls up. Sheโ€™s dressed in travel clothes. As she gets out of the car, photographers take her picture. She waves nervously to them. Then, she sees Jake and walks to him.

    Detective. What are you doing here?

    I... I wanted to see you before you left.

    Ann laughs nervously.


    Itโ€™s not about the case, donโ€™t worry.

    Ann gets closer to him. The photographers eye the two of them curiously, with Betty standing off to the side.

    I donโ€™t suppose youโ€™ll let me know when you get back?

    What about the case?

    Itโ€™s a dead end. At least, for now. But that doesnโ€™t mean Iโ€™m going to stop. Besides, Iโ€™ve realized that I... enjoy your company.

    I do too.

    Theyโ€™re standing very close now. Both of them are blushing red.

    Iโ€™ll be here.

    She nods. With a shy smile, she turns and walks toward the plane. After lingering for a moment, Jake and Betty walk off towards their car.

  • Why is The Little Mermaid trailer so dark? Like dark as in it's physically hard to see what's going on. The movies themselves have always been ugly and unfocused, but this just takes things to a new level.

Knowledge is power.
— Francis Bacon