Friday, December 31, 2010

The Christmas Dare Part 2 by Ivy Parker

Kristen had a hard time understanding her roommate Jenna. Life was so perfect for her. Jenna got amazing grades. Her hair was always perfect. She was so self assured. And yet, she looked down on everyone. Always finding the worst in people.

Kristen felt so beneath her. She'd never came from wealth, actually. Instead, she'd lived in and out of Foster care for the most part. Not that she ever felt misunderstood. People had helped her. And she was thankful for the little things.

First thing they did when she got home was to have Christmas cake with all her long lost brothers and sisters. They trimmed the tree, and then her Foster Mom paired them up with a list of Christmas presents to buy. She had coupons and the like to help them. Even so, Kristen found herself wanting to blow this off. How could Doris have waited to go Christmas shopping.

Oh, how she missed not being in her room full of sisters who talked about everything from makeup to how in the world could Beck from Victorious have split from the star of the show..for Miley Cyrus of all people. They would laugh about celebrities lives, although, they didn't envy them much. Now, she was put to the test to find the last Monster High Doll for an eight year old.

She and Kyle (her younger Asian African American brother) went to at least two Kids R Us stores. It seemed hopeless, but finally, they found the gift at Wal-Mart. She never felt this tired from a long run ever.

"Will you be running any?" Kyle asked while they were celebrating with burger and fries at McDonald's. It was beginning to sleet. Kristen peered out the big window of the fast food place. She shivered slightly, thinking of the cold and how hard the ice would feel on her back if she were out in it, running.

"I dunno." She felt goosebumps prickling up, along her shoulders and arms. "Maybe."

"Remember, how you cried last summer at that marathon, you ran?" He teased as he bit into fry.

"Those were tears of joy." She reminded him as she wolfed down her burger.

"That's just weird." Kyle grinned. "You didn't even get in the top twenty."

"So, it was a personal goal." She sighed. Perhaps, running was her life. She hadn't meant for it to be. Yet, they pestered her about her weight now. They told her she was too thing. Wondering if she were obsessing on running. Was it something she did to keep skinny? Of course, she ate what she wanted. And yes, this past semester, she took a class in nutrition. Honestly, she only wanted to be strong. Not anything else.

"You're a good role model, you know that." Kyle then told her.

Kristen thought she might melt into tears. See, she still felt so weak. Yet, she felt so far away from the life she'd left so long ago. No one thought of that mysterious girl who had been abandoned by her mother just to live that man who picked her up one day on a lonely highway in the middle of nowhere. No, she didn't think of that dark life, anymore, that had made her so old long before her time. Those days were gone. Long gone.

"You ever ran, in snow or ice, before?" She asked.

He shook his head, no. Kristen smiled then. It would be nice to have someone to run with.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

the slouchy hat

I've been in love with this crocheted hat since seeing Lydia from Hollyoaks in it. Granted, she was a villian on the show, but she always dressed cool. I have so wanted to make one of my own. And I have googled to find patterns for them. But to see it up close, would be a dream.  Check out this slouchy hat pattern.

learn more about Crafty Pants here.

But if crocheting isn't your thing, or you don't  have time for it. Its lovely to crochet in winter while watching TV. Only I would not say its the best thing to do while crocheting hats..since the count on the crown is very important.

SweetEdge from Esty has some of the best slouchy hats I've seen. And at very affordable prices too. Truly, this crafter is an artist in this field. Here are some of the lovelies.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Black Swan movie review

OK, you'll find that this might be considered brilliant, a master piece. Natalie Portman's best lead ever. And it might be all those things. Remember, it is a psychological thriller.

Barbra Hershey plays her has been ballerina mother who had Nina when she was 28 and is now an artist. She is very over protective which could be part of Nina's problem.  Her challenge is to be the star of the ballerina company. Although, its hit hard times. Thus, the lead queen of the ballerinas has been dismissed. Wyona Ryder.

We see mixed feeling Nina has about taking over Ryder's place. Then we soon discover something has happened to Ryder. Of course, the director Vincent Cassel is standard fare. One knows what he really wants from the girls in the company.

This film is full of sounds of what the ballerinas are put through to become working dancers. Cracking toes. Possibly breaking themselves into pieces to get in the right pose. Its a very intense world and the film definitely goes there.

But you will soon find Nina is her worst enemy.

For me the movie was quite difficult to watch. Yet, Mila Kunis as Lily has some of the best lines in the film. I really did like her character.

No doubt, its a film that could keep you talking for hours over the ending. Yet, as amazing as it is to some..I must admit..I did not enjoy it at all.

Perhaps its the thought of her listening to them over and over again how she wasn't giving her art ..enough, or not letting that gain. Many parts were quite painful, imaginary or not. And I can understand where the euphoria comes from. Its a film I could only see once, yet it will be on my mind for weeks to come. Saying that, its definitely, unforgettable.


Nina (Portman) is a ballerina in a New York City ballet company whose life, like all those in her profession, is completely consumed with dance. She lives with her obsessive former ballerina mother Erica (Hershey) who exerts a suffocating control over her. When artistic director Thomas Leroy (Cassel) decides to replace prima ballerina Beth MacIntyre (Ryder) for the opening production of their new season, Swan Lake, Nina is his first choice. But Nina has competition: a new dancer, Lily (Kunis), who impresses Leroy as well. Swan Lake requires a dancer who can play both the White Swan with innocence and grace, and the Black Swan, who represents guile and sensuality. Nina fits the White Swan role perfectly but Lily is the personification of the Black Swan. As the two young dancers expand their rivalry into a twisted friendship, Nina begins to get more in touch with her dark side - a recklessness that threatens to destroy her.

Friday, December 24, 2010

The Christmas dare by Ivy Parker

Perhaps, Jenna was just feeling caty. OK, a complete bitch she guessed, but seriously, it really was the same old crap when it came to the holidays. Or maybe she'd miss her dorm and all her so-called friends. Even her frigid roommate Kristen.

"I dare you to have some fun this Christmas." She started. Well, it was the last fifteen minutes she'd see her roomie before next year. Jenna had a train to catch and then all that lovely family havoc would start. It would be like being in a big ball of happiness that somehow Jenna would imagine a vat of calories and fudge to take back to her home away from home.

"What are you getting at?" Kristen was a bit cross there in her cross-country yellow hoodie and gray yoga pants. She tighten her shoes string a bit more. Her parents would be picking her up in a few minutes.

"You know, what I mean." Jenna was being secretive of course, "A hook-up."

Kristen shook her head, no.

"You don't even go to parties, do you?" Jenna pursed her lips.

"Not really." Kristen pulled a face which made Jenna think there was no way this girl would get lucky with her stringy hair and her sheepish looks.

"Think about it, you're not getting any younger. Maybe you'll find someone, or at least use some of your conversational skills, at least once." Jenna hinted as if she didn't really want to live with a couch potato who ran sporadically when asked to. "Just give it a try."

She rolled her eyes.

"You can text me." Jenna smiled then.

"What about you? What's in it for you?" Kristen gave her a dead stare as she hugged herself.

"I dunno. Just the idea of meeting someone new. Kind of makes me forget about the same old Christmas cookie and sugar sweet holiday. I want a real one, you know. A real holiday." Jenna sighed, thinking Kristen must find her a complete nut job now. "All right, not asking you to sleep with anyone, just a connection, all right. Broaden your horizon, Kris. That's all." With that said, Kristen was on her way. It wasn't that she'd agreed, but Jenna smiled thinking perhaps she'd put a seed of some sort in Kristen head now.

Soon enough, Jenna was on her way. No telling what story Kristen would have in mind, but Jenna wanted something out of the ordinary which had nothing to do with Christmas carols or sweet egg nog shakes. She supposed she was asking too much, but then he sat down.

There he was. All warm and cozy and nothing at all of a college student. Yet, young. Possibly, his classroom was life in general.  She hoped. She imagined. But she was wary too. How could she be so blind?

She'd promised her grandmother that she would not waver. Jenna had an obligation, her education. So she sat their still. Trying not to look at him in the eye, but a little. Yet minute by minute, she was certain it would be a missed opportunity. Perhaps she'd be shot down. Already, in her head, she could sense it would happen. This instant. Some nerve she had.

"You, visiting family?" She finally said all breathy as if this was her own challenge that she doubted Kristen would even think on.

"Excuse me?" He looked up at her from his book. It was something vaguely romantic, 100 years of Solitude.

"Oh, sorry," Jenna said with a wince. Shit, she thought, he did have beautiful eyes and he was definitely not average.

His smile was quick as if he wasn't that offended by her blunder.

"You looking forward to the holidays?" He was personable, but he kept his finger on the page as if to keep it handy in case he could return to it.

"Not really." She shrugged.

"Why is that?" His gaze caught her and she forgot the question.

"I really don't know. Its the same old shit." She was closed mouth.

"I like your honesty, truly I do." He informed her. "But seriously, aren't their presents and old faces to see?"

"Oh, of course." She supposed she took too much for granted. "You must think I'm-" She didn't want to finish the line. She really didn't. Jenna looked away then.

"Maybe it could different this Christmas." His smile was kind and she wanted to know his name. She did, but he hadn't offered it to her.

She introduced herself. Just her first name. After wards, she wished she'd given him an alias of some kind. Soon enough he was back to reading. He hadn't cared to be really personal with her. Jenna was a bit hurt that he'd left it at that. Left her hanging. Wondering what that meant? How could it be different? It was always the same, trimming the tree, going to the same places. Why did she want to avoid it so?

And then she went to sleep as the train slowly lulled on to her destination.

"Make them remember who you truly are." A whisper shot through her head. Jenna let out a breath then. He was not there when she awoke. Jenna slightly shivered. A part of her felt so sad. Really, it bothered her. The idea that they didn't know who she even was anymore. Yes, it was a complete dare, wasn't it? A little smile rose to the occasion. She hoped she hadn't ruined Kristen's Christmas.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010


The members of Oh No Oh My are Daniel Hoxmeier, Joel Calvin, Greg Barkley, and Tim Regan. They've been learning their mad skills with various instruments since they were 14 when they started the band as the Jolly Rogers. They did live in Nashville but are originally from Austin, Texas, and are perhaps on the road these days so much to have a real home. They have opened for the Flaming Lips and Gnarls Barkley. Their music has also been heard on HBO's WEEDS.

Check out Dmitrij Dmitrij at

I fell in love with their music when I heard  I painted your house. Such wonderful song writing and melodies.

Official Site

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

my latest crush

OK, you might know Zach Roerig as Matt Donovon from Vampire Diaries. Granted, I think of him as just the ex who puts up with Caroline.

It wasn't until I started watching the 3rd season of Friday Night Lights that I fell in love with his Cash, the bronco rider. Talk about amazing writing. They created a true and genuine character. From the moment he tipped his hat to Tyra, you knew she couldn't wait to meet him. In reality he's a couple of inches shorter than this actress, but you definitely wouldn't notice it because you just wonder what's going to come out of that sly mouth of his.

Adrianne Palicki as Tyra with Zach Roerig's Cash

Its really made me reconsider Roerig's acting abilities. He's a lot more than just eye-candy. And too bad they can't use him more on Vampire Diaries. He got his start on As the World Turns which is definitely a good place to hone  in on the craft of acting. When he's not filming Vampire Diaries, he still considers himself a New Yorker, who learned to use his Texas Twang just right on Friday Night Lights. You just knew this cowboy would know what to do when it came to the Texas two-step. His character always stepped up too.

Needless to say, he did inspire me to want to create my own character. Of course, this character is nothing like Cash nor Matt on my on-going ..possibly slacker soap, Lucy and Sarah.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Thomas McDonell

Thomas McDonell is a New Yorker just in his twenties.

Possibly, he got his break a few years back when he was in in Shanghai. He went to a casting call and they put him in a movie. The Forbidden Kingdom. "a crazy weird kung fu film," he says. "I played a thug and did a lot of glaring."

He still lives in the East Village for the most part and loves doing his own thing. Art.

Come April you can catch him with Amiee Teegarden in Disney's PROM. Perhaps their answer to last year's Valentines Day. Hard to say if its a winner or not, but he's pretty haute. This just might be his true calling. Acting.

For Nova Prescott (Aimee Teegarden), it’s a battle of wills as she finds herself drawn to the guy (Thomas McDonell) who gets in the way of her perfect prom.

Friday, December 17, 2010

chocolate gooey butter cookies - Paula Deen


    * 1 (8-ounce) brick cream cheese, room temperature
    * 1 stick butter, at room temperature
    * 1 egg
    * 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    * 1 (18-ounce) box moist chocolate cake mix
    * Confectioners' sugar, for dusting


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a large bowl with an electric mixer, cream the cream cheese and butter until smooth. Beat in the egg. Then beat in the vanilla extract. Beat in the cake mix. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours to firm up so that you can roll the batter into balls. Roll the chilled batter into tablespoon sized balls and then roll them in confectioner's sugar. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet, 2 inches apart. Bake 12 minutes. The cookies will remain soft and "gooey." Cool completely and sprinkle with more confectioners' sugar, if desired.
food network cookies.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

nail winter sampler

OK, its that time of year. You're going crazy thinking what to do for prezzies. And then you stop and think, hey what about me. So, uh, you check out the free music at Amazon. OK, you're not me, you probably have more important things to do.

Anyway, I was actually looking for free Christmas music to give to co-workers, mixed in with a few tunes I like. Granted, I have co-workers who love my mixes and well, I feel kind of obligated. Only, they have different listening tendencies.

Of course, this is a sampler I wouldn't give to them because, it might not be what they expect.

Granted, saying all this you are probably so confused now.

Nail winter sampler is made up of alternative bands. This distributor comes out of Portland, Oregon. Naturally. And when I found out that Birthday Massacre had Pins and Needles on it, I thought I'd check it out. My favorite on this ten song compilation would have to be Grave yard's full by the growlers. Now, don't let that put you off. Its really got a nice melody to it. Although I couldn't find it on YOU TUBE. Here's Spider Swamp.

I Won't by Stereo is a Lie is more R.E.M. old school. Here is an interview with the lead singer.

Jen Wood's Morning Light is quite pleasing too. The CD sampler also has two hip-hop tunes by Watchmen and Diwon. Along with some full body rock with Lo-pan's DRAGLINE. It ends with the Deadbeats' Conveyer.

Really, for free music its one of the better ones I've found.

Saturday, December 11, 2010


Storyline: A group of teenagers encourage each other's bad behavior.

Japanese director, Hideo Nakata brings us a UK film with some promising, up and coming actors. Naturally, Aaron Johnson is in the lead, as well as Imogen Poots and Hannah Murray.

Chatroom is about five teenagers, in an online chatroom. The film focuses on  their conversations as if they are happening in the real world, in a physical room. Yet, it takes you to the dark side. It is the Internet, anything can happen. One in the group is miserable and as they say, misery loves company.

Its a Cyber thriller yet a psychological horror story. Its every parent's worst nightmare. Naturally, Nakata is very good at horror. I'm not certain when this film hits the states, but I will definitely be on the look out for it.

aaron johnson, matthew beard, hannah murray, and imogen hoot

Wednesday, December 8, 2010


Tarwater is a German Punk rock band that started in the 90's, but this band was an intricate part of the French movie, Give me your hand. Of course, some might not notice what a beautiful and brilliant part of the movie through the soundtrack. This has to be my favorite music from the movie. Its rather quaint yet it grows its own energy of a story with two boys who never knew their mother but walked across France (mostly) to go to her funeral in Spain.

The story does shed light on what it is like to be a twin. It is also a postcard of France's country side, as well. A lot of sleeping outdoors. Really, it makes me think of how people traveled here in America when the trains first stretched across it. Back in the day, tramping. Which I'm sure still exist, we just don't wish to talk about it, anymore.

Alexandre and Victor Carril play Antoine (extrovert) and Quentin (introvert). I had mentioned this movie before.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Marc-Andre Grondin where have you been?

I've loved this very French ..Canadian since C.R.A.Z.Y.

I'm not sure he makes many 'English' films. Evidently, the French have embraced him. He has managed to be in a few French films over the last few years. If that's not enough he's French and Mexican descent. So international. He's been acting since age 3. His Dad is a radio personality. He's also been quite the drummer when he has time for his band in Montreal.  And there is a very close resemblance between he and French actor Gaspar Uillel, but they are no relation.

At the moment he's filming Goon with Alison Pill and Jay Baruchel..its a Canadian film, but we might get to hear him speak English. And be on the look out for films like The First day of the rest of your life and Beautiful Beast. This year he's made The Chamelon. He plays Frédéric Fortin who has taken up the identity of a woman's long lost son completely convincing the police and the boy's family of his identity.

All I can say, I can see why the French love him. He is a beautiful scene stealer.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Are you with me (Jasper Hale fan fic) by Ivy Parker

What if Jasper had met Bella first?

Oh Alice, you wicked little thing. It was on Jasper Hale's breath as he walked away from her. "I'm tired of this." He breathed under his breath.

She was a control freak as far as he was concerned. And he hated to argue with her or she just might say he was freaking out. Then the injections would come, and he'd go numb. He shook his head. He just needed to be away from her. He was not her child. It was all beginning to wear him down. Didn't he know why he'd stuck around so long? She had a pretty face and he'd missed valentines and the like over the centuries. He thought she'd do the trick. But maybe he was just trying to trick her all along. It was enough to make him want to scream. Maybe go in a rage. But, she had to see, he had some control. He did. She just needed a little faith in him. Yes, faith.

But it was fate that brought them there by the tree in the fork in the road. There she was. Kind of angst and definitely feeling sorry for herself.

"" Jasper squinted hard, trying to think what to say before he sounded like a backwater idiot who might sound like a zombie. "You're on the cross country team, right?"

"Cross country team?" She winced back. "I'm not very athletic."

"I see." He introduced himself then as Jas. She barely said she was Bella. But he smiled as if maybe it might compel  her, and it did. He bit the very edge of his bottom lip. He smiled more. "Walking is just as good."

"Yeah, its really beautiful here, when its not raining." She shrugged. They walked together then.

"Jas, are you on the cross country team?" Bella asked after awhile when the quiet was just too much and nature was not helping either of them.

"Yes." He said as if that would be the thing to say. He listened for Alice. Maybe she knew this was going to happen, or maybe he messed up what was going to happen. He slightly grinned. All those special powers she talked of ..of the others. What a load shit, he thought. Perhaps he was a bit self centered now, but she'd vexed him. It was time to get on with his life, not some toy Alice left on the shelf half the time. He had needs, too.

"Why are you smiling?" She couldn't help but smile back as if she was impressed with what she saw in him.

"I want to be on the team." He admitted. "But, well, the family I'm staying with, think I'm not ready. I'm amazed I even get to school."

She shot a look at him as if maybe he should go to the police or something about the matter. He didn't want her thinking he'd been kidnapped. But maybe. Slightly.

"They mean well." He was a bit sleepy about it. "I mean, well, you see, Alice found me that one time, when, she ran away. And then she was all, oh, I can't live without him, blah..blah..blah..." His grin was kind of devilish then as if he might be up to no good, and he could slip into his old ways. "And they let me stay."

"But what happened?" Bella seemed concerned.

"God, what didn't happen?" He chuckled, giving way his impish glare. "We had this spread in a Goth magazine, but they didn't think I was quite goth enough because of the blond hair. So they dyed it black, but it turned red. And we didn't get any money out of it, for her college fund. They say I'm not model material." He shook his head as if he could care less. After all, he was just an old cowboy at heart.

"Um, I dunno, Jas. I'd buy a magazine with your picture in it." She shrugged as if he should know. Jasper sighed. The more she used his name..he knew it was working.  The compellsion Oh, it was working like a charm.

"Really?" Jasper winced then. "Well, anyway, I don't even care about college." Honestly, there was one thing on his mind at the moment and it was right here. The desire to be with Bella.

She smelled like lilacs of summer. It was a sleepy, but a tantalizing feeling. He'd never been quite this warm in a long time. It was rather intoxicating.

They walked down the dirt road, past the fields as the thickets were turning darker. He took her hand. Perhaps it would help. Something thoughtful like that. Yes, thoughtful. He had to be thoughtful. Perhaps his many charms would find her to turn this, his way. She was a cold one to warm up. But if he could conjure up a bit of old magic and nostalgia of what she might be missing in this world. So be it.

"Could I ask a favor?" He hesitated. It had been a long time since he'd used any southern charm. Maybe he was losing it. Maybe Alice had taken it away. "Could I come home with you?" He stared at her deeply then and willed it.

Just like a fast forward moment. ..Bella invited him in to her home. Jasper, could hardly stand it. This was amazing. He didn't think that sort of power existed. And he had it all along, but Alice kept telling him to never use it. Never. Just like he'd never be her lover, either.

No, it was an intellectual game she was after, when it came to Alice. It was lingo like, "I challenge you to a dual of the mind. Can you tell me the fifty states, backwards." Which left him feeling his brain had gone gooey, and it was impossible to know the answers. He never wanted to spell another word backwards in his life.

No, this..this was much more delectable.

"Thank you." He whispered in Bella's ear. "You'll never know I'm here." So many places he could fade into. The dark pantry for starters. The wallpaper even. Oh, the attic. They could make plans in the attic. He'd found his room, already. Yes, he had it. He was not a newbie at this. He could control it beautifully. No blood yet.

As if this could make him high, already. Not really. He was not a fool. He just had to be a wolf of some sort waiting for little Red Ridinghood. Speaking of that, there was that silly boy toy Jake to worry about.

"You hate him." His little whispers invaded her memories soon enough. She could be reading government or history, but he knew he had to be on her mind. "You know, you only want me." It was quite devilish. When he was alone, he was filled with a sweet pleasure to manipulate what he wanted. "What ever you do...don't let Alice in."

As it was, it was like cat and mouse with Alice. Was it that he was purely evil? No, she never said it, but he could feel it in her restlessness when he was around her. He was her science experiment. So petty, he now thought as he had the pleasure of his own company, and a watchfulness over Bella.

Yes, it was true, he purely needed a companion. And Bella was it because he did know her smile. He did know her wants and it was a delightful notion that he was in her home now.

"See, isn't it brilliant?" He spoke in a British accent. It was funny to him, too. He didn't know he had one. So long forgotten as he peered at Bella in her bed. His finger traced down her shoulder to where something magical might begin. Oh, just a little nibble here. And there. Possibly, like getting under her skin. They'd be one... in no time.

Sure, he'd had his fun in taverns, bars and other drinking establishments with barmaids, show girls and other rowdy bunches. But this was sublime. A slow kill, perhaps. Yet, he couldn't call it that. No. No he couldn't. It would be a new beginning.

"I want you to eat something amazing. Like cheese cake with cherries. Oh, and don't forget the best rib-eye you can find, my love." He could taste it on his tongue, already. Sort of a farewell. Definitely something to savor. He did have to watch that girlish figure of his.

Well, he'd will it. It would be done. There was no stopping him now. His cold heart was growing stronger. It was a beautiful thing. Starve her with his love, and then feast upon it.

"Are you with me, Bella?" His smile grew more of mischief. All she needed was a black bow for her hair. Oh, it was coming. "Are you with me, Bella?" Really, there was no need to answer. She was his puppet now.

more at A Jasper Hale Fan Fic

Monday, November 29, 2010

SKINS American-style

This January MTV gives you SKINS American style. Instead of Sid we have Stan (Daniel Flaherty with a very slight Michael Cera thing going on). The first episode is exactly the same script as the original version. A few changes. No Maxxie due to Americanized TV not wanting to focus too much on a gay character which is rather unfortunate. Sure we have a few gay characters popping up on American TV, but they leave them rather sheltered and not much ever happens for their character, like on Gossip Girl. Yet we may have Tea (Sofia Black-D-Elia) to the rescue on the show as the central lesbian.

Cadie is Britne Oldford

Fortunately, the creators of the original SKINS are in control, father son team, the Elsleys. I'm really not sold on the endeavor quite yet. The creators are known to find raw talent for the roles. But I (maybe Daniel) just can't see anyone in the bunch being the next teen star. But who knows. We will just have to watch and find out. Personally, I loved the original. It was a great group they casted to get the ball rolling. Too bad they couldn't find someone equal of Nicholas Hoult to run with this show.  I was hoping for someone more teen show calibur like Munro Chambers or Carter Jenkins even Austin Butler might have had you drawn in, than these newbies. Cassie (now Cadie is African American.) Granted, I really think Britne can handle the role.

Something to look forward too this January on MTV.


I have a movie review up at Mix Tape.

Friday, November 26, 2010

He's baaaaack....Devon Sawa

Well, I dunno where he really went actually. Rumor has it Devon had had some domestic problems and ended up in jail for a while. It could be false. Who knows, maybe it was the only place that could keep him safe.

He says..and this is a quote from IMDB "There are tons of things that have been written about me on the Internet that are total crap. I'll go on to these fan sites and think, where the hell did that come from? All of a sudden I have two gerbils and four goldfish? I mean, really, two gerbils? And they're named Coke and Pepsi or something like that? Come on!"

I had this poster in my room.

Anyway, I've loved him and Chrissi Ricci since NOW AND THEN (& even before in Casper). Yes, I was fascinated by his amazing rant in SLC PUNK with his major mohawk. He was endearing even in Idle Hands. Even in not so great roles like Around the Fire I still was happy to watch Devon Sawa. No matter what. I even own Slackers. And how can we not forget 'Stan' from the 'Stan' video of Eminem's with Dido.

Devon & Maggie Q.

Now he's Owen Elliot on CW Nikita. Its an action pack show that's perfect for him. When I first saw him in Nikita, I was thinking Oscar winner Jeremy Renner. But as soon as he opened his mouth, I knew exactly who he was. The only thing that might make Devon Sawa better would be a British accent. I'm glad he never wore braces. something about his teeth gives him character. Perhaps, it projects the voice.

Anyway, he's back and has ENDURE coming out soon, too.