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      AMC’s The Walking Dead, midseason finale was a spectacular episode.  So far the gang has been to hell and back trying to seek refuge in a world filled with zombies.  Their journey from the CDC in season 2, left them heart-broken and hopeless and now as they embark upon a new journey as guests at on an old Vet’s farmland, the somewhat comfortable life they thought they could get used to has been shattered with shocking new developments.  As Lori struggles to deal with learning that she is pregnant, now worries settle in regarding if she really wants to bring up a child in an apocalyptic world, not to mention that she really does not know who her baby’s father is.  I adore Rick but there is no doubt in my mind that the baby is Shane’s.  I was wondering how long it was going to take for Lori to spill the beans about  her and Shane.  To my surprise Rick took it pretty well.    But I do understand the circumstances.  Her quick decision to take the morning after pill was out of sheer panic.  I would panic too in a situation like that.  On the edge of my seat when my boy Daryl almost got killed, I could barely pull my self to gether.  Happy to see him recovering his determination to find and rescue Sophia touched my heart.  Not living up to the self-centered redneck bastard that his brother wanted him to be just shows that goodness in others can always push through no matter how dark they may try to appear.    Glenn is trying to be a nice guy and experience love, but his new farm girl crush keeps pushing him away.  A night of potential passion leads to shock when Glen learns that Walkers are in the barn only a few yards away from the main house.  Troubled by keeping secrets he lets the cat out of the bag to Dale.  Dale then approaches the old man, and tries to talk some sense into him which does not work.    Andrea and Dale’s relationship slowly is in the process of rebuilding.  Andrea surprisingly has a sexual encounter with Shane while he is teaching her how to shoot.  Dale does have a fatherly intuition and knows things before anyone even opens their mouth.

The search for a missing Sophia continues, and the next thing you know Glenn tells everyone about the Walkers in the barn.  Uncomfortable over the news, Rick confronts the Old Man about making the place safe and pleading his case to let them all stay.  Viewing the Walkers as people the Old Man does not change his mind about the zombies.  Persistent in the concept that Rick and the gang can hold their own out in the world, he eventually tells Rick that he will think about his decision more.  Everyone on edge, the Old man gets word that “it’s happened again.”  Curious about what his son meant, I know all audience members wanted to know what the heck was going on.  Rick is led into the woods by the Old Man and his son, only to find that two Walkers are stuck in a stream struggling to get out.  Neighbors as the Old Man looks at it, instructs Rick to help lure them back to the property.

Shane and Dale have an unusual encounter in the woods when Dale makes the stupid decision to try to hide the guns.  I am not really a fan of Shane’s but I do like how he operates.   He thinks logically.  After retrieving the guns and having words with Dale he is quickly back on the farmland.   Trying to convince everyone that the place is not safe, he feels that they all must do what they can to survive.  Each member of the group that shoots a gun has one in their possession.  They all notice that Rick and the Old Man is approaching with two Walkers.  This is the point where I lose it.  Shane looses it as well.  I could not believe that the Old Man was willing to go any lengths to see where Rick’s loyalty lied.  As they approach the barn Shane goes ballistic shooting a Walker, trying to show the Old Man that they are not people.  He breaks open the doors to the barn and Walkers spill out one by one getting shot in the head.  As the last one falls to the ground the sound of one final Walker slowly emerges and it is the missing now fleshing eating zombie Sophia.  Stunned over the shock of the girl, mouths are dropped and tears flow.   Squirming in my seat, my eyes widened the moment I heard the sound and I knew it was Sophia.

I could not believe that the Old Man caught the girl and was well aware that she was in the barn.  What was his purpose for doing that?  Giving Carol a false sence of hope?  I just do not understand that.  Daryl almost lost his life going on a wild goose chase.  Maybe he really did think there was a cure for them.  I know that Carol is heart-broken and so is Carl.  Sophia was the only other child he has been around.  The whole gang is distraught over this and I know they have many questions for their host.  Betrayed in the worse way I wonder how the gang is going to get over this?

I am looking forward to seeing the continuation of the season, I just hate that we have to wait for February.  I saw the book in Barnes and Noble, maybe I will pick it up the next time I go….

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  Breaking Dawn Part One directed by Bill Condon and starring Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner explores the adventure of love evolving into something deeper than what lies on the surface between main characters Edward Cullen and Bella Swan.  The movie opens with Jacob Black terribly distraught over receiving a wedding invitation from the newly engaged couple.  The fast-moving movie then proceeds to bring the wedding and exotic Brazilian Honeymoon to a place that is truly magical in its own right. (Please note, for you fans and future Brides out there please don’t consider purchasing a replica of Bella’s gown.  It was not all it was cracked up to be.  It was not a gown I would have expected her to wear.  Her shoes should have been the gown.)  After an evening of dancing the night the away with her new husband, the night is complete when Jacob unexpectedly shows up to pay his respects to Bella on her wedding day.  The private conversation they share ends up getting intense when Bella explains to Jacob that she has delayed her decision to become vampire.  Of course Edward pops and the two supernaturals get into a little snit.

Off on their Honeymoon officially, Bella is reluctant to sleep with Edward in the very beginning.  But before you know it they end up in bed for a moment that every young woman dreams of having for the first time in her life.  Edward does everything in his power to be gentle but in the process he breaks the bed and practically destroys the bedroom.  I actually want to see to deleted love scenes because I feel that the director came up short when putting it together.  For me the scene lacked passion.  The passion I wanted to see was something shared like Bill and Sookie for season one of True Blood.  The bed only broke because he grabbed on it.

Within no time Bella discovers that she is expecting on her honeymoon which she thought was impossible.  Immediately heading back home she makes up a story to tell her dad so she can avoid seeing him.  As time goes on, the abnormally rapidly growing baby slowly sucks out the life of Bella.  In a frantic frenzy Jacob storms over to the Cullen’s and learns that she is carrying Edward’s Baby which angers him more.  In the process of the pregnancy Bella and Jacob get close again, and now Jacob struggles to stay true to his pack.  The so-called demon child that she carries is a major threat to the pack and they feel that they must kill Bella before the baby is born.  As Bella slowly comes closer to her death she decides that she is ready to meet her fate.  Unwilling to let her go Edward tries his best to hold on to Bella.  Jacob distances himself and no longer is part of pack.  He stays true to Bella and the Cullen’s and eventually is an ally.  He warms the Cullen’s about the future attack on Bella and the Vampires go on high alert.

Severly malnutritioned, Bella results in drinking blood to nourish the baby inside her and soon finds herself ready to deliver under the direction of Carlisle, but before the C-section is preformed Carlisle, Emmette and Esme must feed.  This is the turning point in the movie when Bella is slipping away and Edward can not wait any longer for Carlisle.  Under attack by the Wolves, the Vamps return just in time to defend Bella and their home.  Rosalie makes an incision but can not stand the blood so Edward forces her departure and does the unthinkable to get the baby out.  Bella lasts long enough to hold her baby and is gone.  Jacob stands up to the wolf pack and the Vamps support him while watching his back.  Edward tries to bring Bella back by injecting her with his venom.  Hopeless in his efforts he bites her in several places and there is no sign of life.  The wolves back down and later Jacob makes a plan to vanquish the baby, while Rosalie looks after it.  He is deterred from the execution when suddenly a flash from his past encourages him to retreat.

The family and Jacob have come to the conclusion that Bella is gone for good and is lost in their sorrow .  Then without any warning the electrical impulses in her body began to heal and boom, her eyes open.  After her eyes open and the credits roll, a final scene comes on showing the Volturi receiving word that Bella is a vampire but now they see the baby as a threat and a reward and will do everything they can to claim her.

Over all the movie was good, but lacked some major elements that make it an urban fantasy.  I do not like the idea of the saga having different directors every time a movie is proposed.  I see the lack of vision in this world, and within the writing I hate to say.   The makeup and hair styling for Kellan Lutz and Nikki Reed was terrible.  Especially Kellen, he did not look like the Emmette I know.  It’s strange to see some of the inconsistencies among characters.  For example Bella’s deathly transition was great while the so-called flash back of Edwards dark past was not convincing enough for me.  I hope Breaking Dawn part two will be better and take me to places that I have never been in the world of urban fantasy.  It is a must see because fans must stay true to the series.  I give this movie three stars.

The movie poster is credited to IMDb.com

 

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If you really had the ability to magically change the world in a way that would positively impact our global society, what would you change?  Now this is really tough.  There are rules to doing something like this.  You must only pick one thing and that one thing has to be for the benefit of all human kind.  You can’t sit on this either.  You only have a twenty-four hour period to make your decision.  So many thoughts have already ran through my head as I think of my own answer.  I realize that I must choose my words wisely as well, and also think of any type of possible negative reactions that may contribute to my decision.  So what are the main problems that our global society faces every day?  Wow the list is indeed long.  Hunger, weak economies, unbalanced global infrastructure, war, disease, the fact that our planet is slowly dying, and so much more.  This is a hard thing to do especially knowing that it is not just your life that you will impact, but it is everyone’s life that you will impact, even babies that are not even born yet will feel the impact upon your choice.  As I think about my decision I have come to believe that I would change the world by increasing human intelligence on a level that would cause a domino effect in us starting the process of really healing the world in ways that each and every person on the planet could see and feel directly.  With us being extremely highly intelligent, the problems of the world would be solved and we could live  in complete peace and harmony with each other all as successful human beings.  I believe that I made a good decision with my choice.  I feel that with that choice I would be bringing us back to a level that connects us in so many different ways.  With our new-found intelligence we would appreciate each other more and would actually make a change instead of just talking about change like we do now.    So do you think I made the right choice?  What would you choose for the world and why?  Remember the possibilities are endless.

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Swept Into The Darkness cover

Sydney London is no ordinary twenty-four year old.  Ever since she was a child she has had unique out of this world abilities.  Suffering from a near death experience and surviving a deadly car crash Sydney is no stranger to death and loss.  Cut off from the world around her she encounters an Angel and eventually falls for him inspired by deceitful magic.

Her one true love awaits in the shadows attempting to guard and protect her by risking his immortality.  Traumatized by the murder of her best friend she sets off on an unspeakable journey to bring the dead back to life.  Sydney’s journey of self discovery opens her up to learn of her true angelic identity.  She is led in the middle of an inter dimensional war among a hybrid breed of Angel Vampires and the Hierarchy of the Angelic clan.  Will her unique powers and the love she bears for her guardian be enough for her to save the Earthly Realm or will she be Swept Into The Darkness?

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Micheal Jackson Death Trial.

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Swept Into The Darkness cover

Sydney London is no ordinary twenty-four year old.  Ever since she was a child she has had unique out of this world abilities.  Suffering from a near death experience and surviving a deadly car crash Sydney is no stranger to death and loss.  Cut off from the world around her she encounters an Angel and eventually falls for him inspired by deceitful magic.

Her one true love awaits in the shadows attempting to guard and protect her by risking his immortality.  Traumatized by the murder of her best friend she sets off on an unspeakable journey to bring the dead back to life.  Sydney’s journey of self discovery opens her up to learn of her true angelic identity.  She is led in the middle of an inter dimensional war among a hybrid breed of Angel Vampires and the Hierarchy of the Angelic clan.  Will her unique powers and the love she bears for her guardian be enough for her to save the Earthly Realm or will she be Swept Into The Darkness?

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        So far the progress of my debut Urban fantasy novel titled “Swept Into The Darkness”  Book One in my” Chronicles of the Celestial” series is going well.  I will be finished reviewing the entire novel in a couple of weeks.  It will soon be ready for my editor.  As of now my official cover can be found on my Facebook page.  A brief description of Book One can also be found on DVW Books.com, under the tab titled “Make Yourself Heard”.  Updates on my upcoming website and book promotions will be available soon.  

Happy Reading!

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