The writing didn’t impress me. A lot of the dialogue was on-the-nose and flat. I cringed during all of the scenes in Channing Tatum’s recording studio. The dialogue here was incredibly forced. I think most writers can recognize this. The movie wasn’t entirely awful, but it could’ve used a couple more edits to make the writing more believable and evoking. What did you think of this movie?
I will try to avoid saying I have “writers block.” It doesn’t exist. I cannot avoid perfection, but I can strive for writing what I want in the moment. After all, I write because I love it. And that’s what matters.
But now high school is ancient history! It doesn’t matter once you hit your twenties whether you were the quarterback, the cheerleader, or the biggest nerd in school. Life is NOT about who you were in high school. That would be pretty boring, anyway.
So this is what I propose. If you’re still in high school and it’s just as awful for you, take it in strides. It’ll be over before you know it. You don’t have to let people get to you. Chances are, you’ll do more with your life as an outcast. If you’re out of high school, remember that it doesn’t define you. If people were awful to you, always remember to not be like that to the new people in your life. High school, to put it plainly, is necessary and stupid. So don’t let it get to you. It sucks. But it’s only four years.
Swallowed them whole.
The vivid blue;
So unforgiving, so dangerous, so grand.
They fell into the ocean,
Surrounded by bluefish and fluke swimming in schools,
Just off Martha’s Vineyard.
A place so desolate; a place I’ll never go.
Their arms couldn’t reach out for help.
They didn’t have a chance.
Their skin would turn to dust.
There was no way out.
And it changed my view of time.
Time is lost, time is forgotten.
I lost my little brother that day;
A day without a cloud in New York City.
That boy I lost could radiate sunshine from a smile;
That boy with those brown eyes;
That boy with that heart of gold.
I’ll never be the same woman without him.
I’ll never see the ocean as beautiful again.