Go to wikipedia, click random article. That is your band name. Go to quotationspage.com, click random quote, the last 4 words of the last quote is the album title. Go to flickr, the 3rd picture in “Interesting photos from the last 7 days” is your album cover Go to paint, paintbrush, photoshop, ect and make your album.
Our heroes sit beneath a clear night sky, lit by a thousand stars.
Alaric rests with his arms crossed behind his head, while Pronto lies curled under a blanket, his chin outstretched across the sand.
Both look up at the stars.
Alaric: How many stars do you think are up there?
Pronto: How should I know?
Pronto: I dont know, Alaric
Alaric: Come on, guess.
Pronto: Ten thousand.
Alaric: Id say over a billion.
Pronto: You’re crazy.
Alaric: At least that many.
Pronto: No way. Twenty thousand, tops
They both sit quietly for a moment and take in the night.
Alaric: “At night, I open the window and ask the moon to come and press its face against mine.”
Pronto: Where’d you get that??
Pronto: Wheres that?
Alaric: Rumi’s not a place Pronto, Rumi is a Sufi mystic who writes poetry
At that moment, a bright star shoots gently across the sky.
We can see the shooting stars reflection trace across Alaric’s hopeful eye.
Alaric: Make a wish Pronto…
(a long pause)
A look of concern overcomes Alaric’s brow.
Alaric looks over to find Pronto fast asleep.
Alaric gets up on his knees.
Alaric:(firmly) God damnit Pronto. I swear to god If you start snoring tonight I’ll kill you in your sleep. Its been really bad lately, and I haven’t slept in days. Pronto??
Just then, Pronto breaks into a deep and robust snore.
Alaric: God damnit! Pronto, please! I need rest!
Pronto’s snoring goes on unabated.
Alaric takes off his shoe and throws it at Pronto. With a thud, the shoe hits Pronto dead center. The snoring stops. Alaric rolls onto his side with his back to Pronto, and closes his eyes. Just then Pronto’s snoring opens up again, only much louder this time. Alaric opens his eyes and looks up to the stars.
Alaric: Why, god?
With Pronto snoring in the background, Alaric’s eyes search the sky
Alaric: Why ?
Just then another shooting star.
Alaric watches it skip through and across the night. He takes in a deep breath, and sighs.
Alaric: We’re coming Genie… We will find you… That I promise…
We slowly pull back and up, and continue to do so, until our heros are miniaturized upon a sea of sand, lit by the cool moon.
A faint echo of a camels snoring can be heard in the distance.
I know it’s been a rockier ride in the Damon/Elena journey, than ever before..but in spite of all that, it’s beautiful to see that our love for them is just growing. I can’t express how much I love Damon/Elena, but this post by Ciara (from the DE threadon Vampire-Diaries.net) expresses it all »»>
I’m having a moment here. Don’t ask me why.
I just…I really love these two together and for some reason that fact is just hitting me over the head right now and I won’t lie. I’m seriously all teary eyed here. Maybe it’s because I’ve been writing them a lot in the last few days (even by my standards) or maybe it’s that protective feeling I get when I read all the reasons that get put forward for why they can’t or shouldn’t be together.
But this relationship, this story is so……I mean forget epic, okay? Forget about the doppelgangers and the feuding brothers. Forget about the witches and the werewolves and the Originals. Forget all of that and just look at these two people.
Remember the 17 year old girl that we met a few months after her parents died. She was so determined to play it safe and to protect herself. The only thing that seemed to light a fire under her was the need to be there for her brother and keep him from going off the deep end, despite his efforts to resist it.
Now, look at the road she’s traveled; she’s grown in some ways and lost herself in others. She’s been challenged and she’s had to overcome things that would have brought a lot of other people to their knees. She has been knocked down and around by so many people in so many ways, but she’s still standing.
She’s not perfect. She gets scared, she makes mistakes; sometimes she hides when she should fight. Sometimes she fights when she should pull back. And even when she gives up, it’s not really giving up because it’s the only way she knows to fight for them.
Those people in her life that she doesn’t want to live without.
In the time that we’ve known her, Elena has fought for a lot of people. For Jeremy like I said before. For Vicki. For Caroline. For Stefan.
But none of those fights - not even the one to pull Stefan back from the brink of suicide - compares to the way that she’s fought for Damon. At least not for me. When it comes to Damon, Elena operates on instinct and on emotion. The reason she struggles so much with her feelings for him is that her mind is always racing to play catch up; always trying to explain and rationalize something that goes beyond explanation, beyond rationalization.
Fighting for Damon is hard. He fights back and he is ruthless with it. When he feels emotional, when he feels threatened, it’s very easy for him to go to drastic lengths to deflect. JNSI case in point. But how many people do you know who having watched their brother fall in a dead heap in front of them, would still have the presence of mind to see the tortured man behind the monster who in a moment of desperation wanted to be hated? Through all the anger, through all of the hurt, through all of the grief, she couldn’t blind herself to him and that’s because she knew who he was before, she knew what he was..
She might have spent three episodes “hating him” but first instincts are telling and hers is always - whether she accepts it or struggles with it - to see what’s under the surface.
Remember the vampire we first met? He was dangerous and cocky and unpredictable. Unstable even. He toyed with people because it was fun and because he could. He killed without hesitation but not without - as we’d later learn - remorse.
He was closed up and closed off. Until he realized that someone had actually noticed one of his rare lightening quick flashes of vulnerability. Suddenly, the man who spent a century and a half becoming a cold blooded vampire found himself on the road to a redemption that he’s still not even sure he can attain.
There are days he does not want to travel that road. He goes to pains to set himself back. But there are other people who set him back too. His brother. Katherine. Sometimes even Elena herself, the one person who believes in his ability to be redeemed more than any other. And yet despite all those set backs, despite all the pain and the heartache that he’s experienced recently - we won’t even touch on his human life or the 145 years in between turning and now - he too, is still standing.
“There’s only so much hurt a man can take,” ——Damon S.
Being strong isn’t always about never falling down or falling apart. It’s about where you go and what you do when you get up again. Damon isn’t allowing himself to give up, not just because Elena needs him. But because she still believes in him. And yes, sometimes fighting with him and for him is painful (for the both of them) and it leads to tears and angry words and hugs and distance and heartache but it keeps the journey going.
The reason they hurt each other so much? The reason they drive each other so crazy? The reason everything is so complicated and painful and messy? Because it matters and they both know it. Because it would be easier for everyone if they just walked away from each other but they don’t. Because love isn’t just fluffy clouds and rainbows. It’s pain, it’s growth, it’s loss, it’s triumph, it’s giddiness, it’s rare. True love is the kind you have to fight the hardest for and it’s the kind that gets tested the most.
But what was there to say?
Only that once again they broke the Love Laws. That lay down who should be loved. And how. And how much.
— arundhati roy, the god of small things
At the end of the day, storytelling is about interpretation. Some people like the idea that, “There’s always a reason he gets the girl”. They think that he’s trying hard to overcome a difficult past and he’s come a long way. He tries hard. He deserves her love. He’s earned it.
Love isn’t something you earn. There’s no merit system. There’s no checklist of acceptable qualities. Love is something you give if you’re brave enough and accept if you’re brave enough.
I like the idea that love laws get broken; that someone who has been made to feel that they are unlovable can be healed because one person - just one - found the courage to break the rules.
This story is theirs for me. The rest of it is just really complicated window dressing.
Graduated High School Kissed someone. Smoked a cigarette. Got so drunk you passed out. Rode every ride at an amusement park. Collected something really stupid. Gone to a rock concert. Helped someone. Gone fishing. Watched four movies in one night. Gone long periods of time with out sleep. Lied to someone.
Snorted cocaine. Failed a class. Smoked weed. Dealt drugs. Been in a car accident. Been in a tornado. Done hard drugs (i.e. ecstasy, heroin, crack, meth, acid). Watched someone die. Been to a funeral. Burned yourself. Ran a marathon. Cried yourself to sleep. Spent over $200 in one day. Flown on a plane. Cheated on someone. Been cheated on. Written at least a 5 page letter. Gone skiing. Been sailing. Cut yourself. Had a best friend. Lost someone you loved. Shoplifted something. Been to jail. Dangerously close to being in jail. Had detention. Skipped school. Got in trouble for something you didn’t do. Stolen books from the library. Gone to a different country. Dropped out of school. Been in a mental hospital. Watched the “Harry Potter” movies. Had an online diary. Fired a gun.
Gambled in a casino. Had a yard sale. Had a lemonade stand. Actually made money at the lemonade stand. Been in a school play. Been fired from a job. Taken a lie detector test. Swam with dolphins. Gone to sea world. Voted for someone on a reality TV show. Written poetry. Read more than 20 books a year. Gone to Europe. Loved someone you shouldn’t have. Used a coloring book over age 12. Had surgery. Had stitches. Taken a taxi. Seen the Washington Monument. Had more than 5 IM’s/online conversations going at once. Overdosed. Had a drug or alcohol problem. Been in a fist fight. Suffered any form of abuse. Had a hamster. Petted a wild animal. Used a credit card. Gone surfing in California Did “spirit day” at school. Dyed your hair. Got a tattoo. Had something pierced. Got straight A’s. Been on the Honor Roll. Known someone with HIV or AIDS. Taken pictures with a webcam. Started a fire. Gotten caught having a party while parents were gone away