The Meaning of Goals

Hey Guys! It’s week two of the Oncer Explorations. We made it, hazzah! (Spoilers through Season 2 of Once Upon a Time.) I’ve had many goals in my life. Graduate college, own a house, have long hair, get a job, write a book, raise a cat, cook a meal, make this blog, and so many more. Sometimes, I feel like all I’m doing is reaching … Read More

Fear of Failure

All righty so my first hmm. What should I call these? Reviews? Discussions? Investigations? How about Explorations? Yeah, I like that. I’m a Oncer exploring all the awesomeness that Once Upon a Time has to offer. So, I’m going to start off with an episode from one of my favorite arcs, which was the Dark Swan. This blog will be filled with spoilers, from any … Read More

Back at It!

Hey guys, it’s been a while, ok a long while, but I just read my post on Defining Failure and Success and now I’m back in action. By reading my own words from one and half years ago I was reminded of my ever-present struggle against the fear of failing. Failure and Success (Part 2) Did I fail by not finishing my “Twilight Confessions,” series? No, I … Read More

Revealing the Supernatural

So far in the story, we’ve met our two protagonists, and their love interests, and are now ready to start learning about the supernatural aspects of the world. At this point, I’m going to intact a Spoiler Warning moving forward, as learning about the supernatural is a major reveal in both movies. Bella’s Investigating  For Bella, the first big clue leading her to think Edward … Read More

My 30-by-30

I’ve decided to complete a 30-by-30, which means writing a Bucket List of exactly 30 goals and completing them by the time I turn 30-years-old (in two years). And why am I doing this? Sure, 30-years-old is a milestone, but a milestone of what? I admit I spend a lot of time thinking about where I should be by now. What my culture and society … Read More

Twilighter Confessions – First Conversation

Twilight and Beautiful Creatures are stories about experiencing first love in high school. So, for that to happen, the two teens need to fall in love. Both of these movies use a troupe called Enemies to Lovers to make that happen. Biology Class In Twilight we see Edward hate Bella almost immediately when she enters their biology class and he smells her. It’s an awkward … Read More

Twilighter Confessions – New Girl’s Arrival

In both movies the inciting incidents seem practically identical. A new girl transfers into the local high school and a boy, currently residing in the town, is intrigued by her “differentness.” Bella’s Arrival In Twilight, Bella’s arrival is huge and exciting news for the small high school. Eric, the editor of the school paper, tells her he’s writing a feature on her; and Angela, the … Read More

Twilighter Confessions – Human Character Introduction

I thought I’d start out my journey of comparing and contrasting Twilight with Beautiful Creatures by looking at the similar introductions of their two leads. Bella Swan and Ethan Wate are the mortal, non-mystical teenagers, who are the main POV characters in their respective films.  They’re So Similar Bella’s voiceover starts with “I’ve never given much thought to how I would die, but dying in the place … Read More