Rebekah Mikaelson isn’t perfect. She loves too easily, allows her emotions to control her actions on occasion and has killed a lot people. I’m willing to overlook that last one because, you know, she’s a vampire.
She was also sweet and fun and has evolved into one of the most likable characters in the whole TVD/Originals universe. So when she sashayed away from Klaus and his self-pity party in the final moment of “Farewell to Storyville,” I couldn’t help the ambivalent wave of emotions ripping through my stomach.
On one hand, I am happy that she gets to escape the control of her sociopath of a brother. It’s no secret that their borderline incestuous relationship was psychologically damaging and I’m surprised she hadn’t suffered a complete mental breakdown yet. I don’t know how I’d be able to handle 1,000 years of my brother killing my boyfriends and then calling me a doe-eyed slut.
On the other hand, I’m really going to miss her. I loved her when, at the high school gym in Mystic Falls, she turned to Klaus and said “don’t be an ass.” I loved her when she slept with Damon after her family’s ball because, you know, that scene was electric! However, my favorite Rebekah moment came in the Originals episode “The Casket Girls,” when she pointed out how Klaus and Marcel were using Davina for their personal gain much like the original Casket Girls. Her female empowerment and recent “us girls need to stick together” mantra was something desperately needed in a world dominated by men.
Now, her absence means the lack of a strong female in the Mikaelson family. Who else is going to call Elijah out on his hypocrisy over claiming “family first” but willing to choose Hayley in a heartbeat? Who else is going to yell at Klaus in only the way a sister can?
However, it is all for the best. Rebekah needed to get away from that abusive environment and Klaus needed to let go of his control over her. “We are the strongest creatures in the world, and yet, we are damaged beyond repair. We live without hope but we will never die. We are the definition of cursed, always and forever.” Yeah, it was time for her to move on.
When I think about the term “green,” I think of trees, recycling, the crayon color, polar bears, melting ice caps, Vice President Al Gore and "Avatar"- yes, that James Cameron film about the blue people that finally dethroned "Titanic" as the highest grossing film of all time.
Indulge me for a moment. Travel into the future, to the year 2154 on the planet Pandora, inhabited by the “Na’vi” people. Earth’s natural resources are practically nonexistent and the humans from the Resources Development Administration look to this strange world to mine unobtanium, a valuable mineral. What happens next is the exploration and exploitation of a beautiful terrene filled with colors, creatures, forests and history.
The climax of the film occurs when the “Tree of Souls” is threatened and the creatures living on the planet fight back against the guns, fire and bulldozers. As a moviegoer, I felt a sense of pride and cathartic joy watching the “Na’vi” save their people and their home.
It made me think of the many things that we can do here on Earth, to save the polar bears and those cute penguins that look like tiny men in tuxedos. “Avatar” wasn’t about demonizing humans or interspecies love triangles. I think this film was about preserving an amazing world that may seem frightening and pointless to outsiders, but possesses a stunning range of life forms that work together to co-exist. We can translate that to our world by working to preserve its beauty and appreciating all of the weird creatures that help this planet run every second of every day of every year.
If you haven’t already seen the film, a special edition will be shown April 18 through May 18 at the Museum of Discovery and Science in Fort Lauderdale. For more information, visit http://www.mods.org. I can hear the music playing, must be time to wrap it up. Now, where was I?
Society Scene! Yes, this publication has always been about bringing people who strive to help others into the spotlight. We love to share the good things that are happening and help spread the word on how you, too, can make a difference. So, let’s focus on the good. And quite frankly, green is good.
how the fuck do some girls get boyfriends so easily like wtf do you just create them in your basement or what
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I believe that Rocky Horror fans just stole a text post and I love it.
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I really hate getting my hair brushed, but there is absolutely nothing I can do about it so I will sit here and make faces until it’s over because crying won’t make it stop.
This is a struggle I knew all too well.
Stay strong, baby girl.
Every black female can relate.
we all been there….
Needed to escape the newsroom for a few minutes #fortlauderdale