Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Derassi 712-Live To Tell Promo

In the season premiere of season 7 ("Standing in the Dark"), after snowboarding with Peter and Manny, Darcy and Peter begin making out. However when Peter attempts to push Darcy to the next level, she stops him, reminding him of her abstinence promise. After an argument, the two separate at the party, leaving Darcy to drink. At one point, she leaves her drink unsupervised, and unbeknownst to her, a stranger spikes her drink with roofies. After passing out when attempting to reconcile with Peter, Darcy is shown being led into a bedroom with an unknown person.[1] The next morning, Darcy awakes to find herself in bed with Peter. Although Darcy insists that she remembers having sex the previous night with whom she assumes to be Peter, Peter denies it.[2] Back at Degrassi, after the news gets out about Darcy and Peter, Darcy is forced to surrender her abstinence ring to the Friendship Club. Peter eventually learns that there had been a roofie-user at the snowboarding party the two had attended, and suggests to Darcy that perhaps she had been drugged and raped by the user—an idea that Darcy refuses to accept. After being informed by a doctor that she has chlamydia, Darcy admits to Manny that although she doesn't remember having sex with Peter, she remembers having sex with someone, although she wasn't sure who. Later, during a Spirit Squad practice, Manny notices Darcy's absence and goes off to find her. She finds Darcy under a running shower, fully clothed, having slit her wrists in a suicide attempt. Darcy is rushed to the hospital, where Manny is questioned by Darcy's mother as to the supposed cause of Darcy's actions. Manny denies knowing anything as she knows that rape victims need to heal on their own, and that they can tell their loved ones when they are ready.

When Darcy returns to school, she is told to receive counseling three times a week by Ms. Sauve. Although she doesn't talk about the incident with the counselor, Darcy's counseling is reduced to once a week. However, the sentence is short-lived when Darcy shows poor behavior in class and her counseling sessions are increased once again. Eventually, Darcy reveals to Mr. Simpson that she was raped, and Mr. Simpson offers his support. After breaking up with Peter, Darcy starts flirting with Mr. Simpson.[3] Mr. Simpson confronts Darcy about this and Darcy goes insane and grabs a pair of scissors, wanting to talk. When Mr. Simpson asks her to give him the scissors, Darcy cuts off a chunk of her hair and runs. Mr. Simpson asks to see Darcy in the Media Immersion room where Mr. Simpson, Ms. Hatzilakos, and her mom are waiting. Darcy, feeling betrayed, lies and tells her mother and Ms. Hatzilakos that Mr. Simpson has been the one who is touching her and is treating her like a "teacher's pet". Until the situation is investigated, Mr. Simpson is told to leave Degrassi. Manny learns that Darcy's claims are false and when she goes to confront her, she finds Darcy on the roof of the school with Johnny DiMarco. After Darcy's actions suggest that she's going to jump off the roof, Manny stops her and tells her that she must confess to the rape. As a result, Darcy apologizes to Mr. Simpson for her lies but he says he can't fully forgive her because the effects of the accusations are too damaging.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Twilight !!!! #1O

TWILIGHT * The Movie !

I watched Twilight for the first time last year and I feel like with every movie you watched twice you view things differently and have more to say about it.
I’m not going to lie — while watching the movie for the second time (knowing that I`m not really a Twilight Fan) I was fascinated.I found it interesting in regards to today’s society. Stereotypical vampires are known for their selfishness, the way they drain people of blood and life without a second thought because it’s just what they do, what they are.

I connected it to many people in our generation (as in) love and relationships. Some people think, by giving themselves over to someone, by making themselves sexually available, it will automatically result in a lasting relationship. When it doesn’t, they try again. And again. It becomes a cycle, until their partners are little more than vampires, taking and taking and never giving.

Edward, then, is the “anti-vampire”—he can’t help what he’s become. Bella’s blood is the most appealing thing in the world to him, but he doesn’t take it. He doesn’t give in to the selfish route. Why? Because he loves her. Her, not her blood, not her body. He loves her “Bella-ness” (Hahaa, name has a ring to it! Lol). Whether you think their love is valid is your own opinion, but if you read it from that perspective, it really becomes a book about abstinence. Which, you can’t deny, is interesting in terms of vampire culture and literature. Honestly, it’s an old-fashioned love. Nowadays, people might not want to admit they’re “waiting for marriage” because it goes against the norm. Taking away societal pressures, religious convictions, and widespread opinion, there isn’t really a right or a wrong. There are simply two different sides, and people can argue those sides to their hearts’ content. Meyer’s series just happens to be on one side, and she isn’t arguing anything. She is merely giving an example of one way of life, with a vampire thrown in for good measure.

Watching this movie again definitely widened my perspective, and I think I’m going to be able to appreciate the series all the more for it. Not because of the vampire thing going on, Lol !!!! but because, when it comes down to it, it’s a book that has affected thousands of readers in some way. Books like that, no matter how well or badly they’re written, are worth diving into and exploring simply because they reach out to that many people. Whether or not you think her characters suck, they still stand for something. It may be a simple message, a message is a MESSAGE & its still there right ?

Monday, April 4, 2011

HMM, Maybe another idea !


Final Project Idea - Talking Point #8

a few thoughts. I haven't really stuck to one thought or topic that I for sure want to do but I do have a few in mind. I like the ideas of :
*Teenage Pregnancy
*Teenagers and how they represented differently withing the years (ex. TV shows)
I'm still un-decided and still trying to think and find more topics !!