Melise Amour is not the girl next door

"Alguna vez has visto la muerte?"

A study into the folklore, superstition,fantasy and the paranormal

Today marks the 20 year anniversary of River Phoenix’s death. 

River who was 23 at the time was only days away from filming as the role of the reporter in Interview With A Vampire at the time of his death.
His sister Rain, brother Joaquin, girlfriend Samantha Mathis and friend Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers) were with him when he died outside The Viper Room nightclub. Johnny Depp (who owned the club at the time) would close the The Viper Room every October 31st until 2004 when he sold his shares.
Phoenix has been mentioned in several autobiographies. Anthony Kiedis shares the harrowing memory of finding out about River’s death (who he was very close to) on his birthday (Nov 1st) in his book. 
After his death River’s Mother Arlyn published an open letter which still resonates today.
"His friends, co-workers and the rest of our family know that River was not a regular drug user. He lived at home in Florida with us and was almost never a part of the "club scene" in Los Angeles. He had just arrived in L.A. from the pristine beauty and quietness of Utah where he was filming for six weeks. We feel that the excitement and energy of the Halloween nightclub and party scene were way beyond his usual experience and control. How many other beautiful young souls, who remain anonymous to us, have died by using drugs recreationally? It is my prayer that River’s leaving in this way will focus the attention of the world on how painfully the spirits of his generation are being worn down."
After the loss of actor Cory Monteith to a drug over dose only earlier this year it is tragic to think that 2 decades on youth is still destroyed from lessons not learned.
"I would rather quit while I was ahead. There’s no need in overstaying your welcome." 
In Memory Of River Jude Phoenix, 1970-1993

Today marks the 20 year anniversary of River Phoenix’s death.

River who was 23 at the time was only days away from filming as the role of the reporter in Interview With A Vampire at the time of his death.

His sister Rain, brother Joaquin, girlfriend Samantha Mathis and friend Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers) were with him when he died outside The Viper Room nightclub. Johnny Depp (who owned the club at the time) would close the The Viper Room every October 31st until 2004 when he sold his shares.

Phoenix has been mentioned in several autobiographies. Anthony Kiedis shares the harrowing memory of finding out about River’s death (who he was very close to) on his birthday (Nov 1st) in his book.

After his death River’s Mother Arlyn published an open letter which still resonates today.

"His friends, co-workers and the rest of our family know that River was not a regular drug user. He lived at home in Florida with us and was almost never a part of the "club scene" in Los Angeles. He had just arrived in L.A. from the pristine beauty and quietness of Utah where he was filming for six weeks. We feel that the excitement and energy of the Halloween nightclub and party scene were way beyond his usual experience and control. How many other beautiful young souls, who remain anonymous to us, have died by using drugs recreationally? It is my prayer that River’s leaving in this way will focus the attention of the world on how painfully the spirits of his generation are being worn down."

After the loss of actor Cory Monteith to a drug over dose only earlier this year it is tragic to think that 2 decades on youth is still destroyed from lessons not learned.

"I would rather quit while I was ahead. There’s no need in overstaying your welcome."

In Memory Of River Jude Phoenix, 1970-1993

Just found out that I’m going to be training with Zachary Quinto next week.
Excuse me while I go hyperventilate

Being a Teenager Bites!

You’re Eating Maggots Michael!

Personal Interest Piece: Melise Amour

Being frightened of ourselves

Sometimes being frightened isn’t about monsters or death but about not being able to achieve anything during our lives.

The fear that we’ll never reach those goals, we won’t be able to make our dreams come true, no one will remember us when we are gone.

I find this more then zombies or ghosts keep people awake at night.

I find we fear ourselves more than anything else.

"There is nothing to fear but fear itself"

ileadaninterestinglife:

Tutorial will be up on Chunk.ie next week and Star Trek party with moi being body painted live on the 8th of May in the Light House Cinema!

ileadaninterestinglife:

Tutorial will be up on Chunk.ie next week and Star Trek party with moi being body painted live on the 8th of May in the Light House Cinema!

Let me tell you a story. The day after Columbine, I was interviewed for the Tom Brokaw news program. The reporter had been assigned a theory and was seeking soundbites to support it. “Wouldn’t you say,” she asked, ‘that killings like this are influenced by violent movies?” No, I said, I wouldn’t say that. “But what about ‘The Basketball Diaries’?” she asked. “Doesn’t that have a scene of a boy walking into a school with a machinegun?”

The obscure 1995 Leonardo DiCaprio movie did indeed have a brief fantasy scene of that nature, I said, but the movie failed at the box office and it’s unlikely the Columbine killers saw it.

The reporter looked disappointed, so I offered her my theory. “Events like this,” I said, “if they are influenced by anything, are influenced by news programs like your own. When an unbalanced kid walks into a school and starts shooting, it becomes a major media event. Cable news drops ordinary programming and goes around the clock with it. The story is assigned a logo and a theme song; these two kids were packaged as the Trench Coat Mafia. The message is clear to other disturbed kids: If I shoot up my school, I can be famous. The TV will talk about nothing else but me. Experts will try to figure out what I was thinking. Kids and teachers at school will see they shouldn’t have messed with me. I’ll go out in a blaze of glory.”

In short, I said, events like Columbine are influenced far less by violent movies than by CNN, “The NBC Nightly News” and other news media, who glorify the killers in the guise of “explaining” them.

The reporter thanked me and turned off the camera. Of course the interview was never used. They found plenty of talking heads to condemn violent movies, and everybody was happy.

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A Roger Ebert quote that sticks out in my mind

From his review of Gus Van Sant’s Elephant

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