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Biting at the heels...

So, there's this thing in the Bible and it got me thinking about The Dantichrist and it's very appropriate I think.

So, when Jacob/Israel is dying he blesses each of his sons and he gets to his son Dan.

Dan shall judge his people
as one of the tribes of Israel.
Dan shall be a serpent by the way,
A viper by the path,
That bites the horses heels
So that its rider shall fall backward...

The Dantichrist is totally that mean.
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Beautiful One Tree Hill Haiku

spidermansays and I wrote some One Tree Hill haiku for you to enjoy. She wrote the first one. Write your own!

Nathan loves Haley
Like spring after winter long
Hathan forever

see the Dantichrist
so obsessed with basketball
ignores first born son

Afternoon freedom
Cut short by cruel, angry gaze
And vomit on pants
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My OTH viewing begins...

Today I started season one of One Tree Hill. I have finished up to episode six, the episode that started off making me go 'What the fuck! what the fuck?!' outloud, confusing and possibly scaring my mother. Then continued with pleasing me with lots of bonding between people I wanted to bond. Mainly the chicks.

In fact, I want to thank the show for reaffirming my gayness! At times, my brain wants to swing more towards boys, as that's the easier option in our American society, but with eye candy like the one OTH provides, my gay is solid. I will have to pic spam that ASAP.

Also, Lucas is a nice guy. This confuses my feelings, because I rather loathe CMM. But Lucas, I would totally hang with.

Dan is a total dick. Nathan is a dick with man!pain. And yet Dan's wife, Nathan's mother... totally an awesome, fully together, kind, hot, lady! It does not compute.

I will have more to post later. Like, I have to make icons at some point. Yes.
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Crash Into Picspam

Today, a picspam focusing on Nathan Scott's exploits in episode 1.05 - Crash Into You. Nathan is strangely fascinating for a guy who's pretty much a complete dick. He may be a psychopath, or a sociopath. Whichever one can't relate to other people at all.

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It remains to be seen whether a greater influence from his mother, who returned to Tree Hill in this episode and vowed to spend more time with her son, may help turn Nathan around. She's not Dan, so that should help.
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Beautiful and Inspirational Fan Art

From this memorable scene:

COACH: Nice, isn't it? A lot of people like their gyms loud. I like mine like this -- quiet, clean... Kind of like a church. A lot of praying done here, anyway. You played ball in grade school. Why'd you quit?

LUCAS: I didn't.

COACH: What, four guys in the park? That's not exactly basketball.

LUCAS: Then what do you think we're doing out there?

COACH:I don't know. Planning a bank job? Look, I've got an opening in my lineup, varsity. Chance of a lifetime. What do you say?

LUCAS:I say those people that pray here are wasting their time. God doesn't watch sports.
hockey: Jesus loves the Sens

God Doesn't Watch Sports

I have watched the pilot of One Tree Hill. I know it's only one episode but I kind of feel like if anyone deserves to have his new heart eaten by a dog, it's probably that guy Dan. He is unpleasant.

I found screencaps (, so:

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Another thing: Chad Michael Murray is really not good looking. Why is he a heart throb? The other one, the asshole brother, is kind of cute. Chad is just freaky.
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The Saga Begins

The first time I heard about Twilight was when I staffed Characters: Book/Movie at I used to get a lot of applications for characters from the books, even before it really became a pop culture sensation. By the time it hit the mainstream I was already sick of hearing about it. That's why I never read the books.

Until now.

Meaghan's Account of Reading the First Chapter of Twilight

The overwhelming impressions I'm left with from this chapter are that Bella Swan is really, really annoying (and clumsy) and Edward Cullen is really, really good looking. That's it really.

I'm thinking Stephenie Meyer may have read Pride and Prejudice a few times, or maybe seen one of the movies. Edward is slightly reminiscent of Mr. Darcy when he looks at Bella all full of contempt and hatred. The major difference is that Bella is worthy of contempt while Elizabeth Bennet was awesome.

A few choice quotations from chapter one:

I didn't relate well to people my age. Maybe the truth was that I didn't relate well to people, period. Even my mother, who I was closer to than anyone else on the planet, was never in harmony with me, never on exactly the same page. Sometimes I wondered if I was seeing the same things through my eyes that the rest of the world was seeing through theirs. Maybe there was a glitch in my brain. But the cause didn't matter. All that mattered was the effect. And tomorrow would be just the beginning.

How terrible to be so misunderstood. I'm sure her situation is totally unique; no one else can possibly imagine how she feels. Oh except anyone else who ever lived.

It was not obvious that it was a school; only the sign, which declared it to be the Forks High School, made me stop. It looked like a collection of matching houses, built with maroon-colored bricks. There were so many trees and shrubs I couldn't see its size at first. Where was the feel of the institution? I wondered nostalgically. Where were the chain-link fences, the metal detectors?

I haven't yet read the part of the book where Bella reveals why she has chosen to live in Forks with her father (I assume she will reveal her reason at some point) and so far I'm just irritated by her constant whining about Forks. Someone could stand to remember that she moved there voluntarily. It's called free will. Also, who the hell complains about trees and gets nostalgic for metal detectors?

I can do this, I lied to myself feebly. No one was going to bite me.

Aha! Foreshadowing!!!

I kept my eyes down on the reading list the teacher had given me. It was fairly basic: Bronte, Shakespeare, Chaucer, Faulkner. I'd already read everything. That was comforting ... and boring. I wondered if my mom would send me my folder of old essays, or if she would think that was cheating.

Yawn. These hicks haven't even read Chaucer yet! And yes, your mom probably would think that was cheating. Because it's cheating.

He studied my face apprehensively, and I sighed. It looked like clouds and a sense of humor didn't mix. A few months of this and I'd forget how to use sarcasm.

Oh, come off it. The rain! The clouds! Yeah, I live in the Pacific Northwest and I do my share of whining about it too, but in the end we've both chosen to live here and we need to suck it up. Anyway, sarcasm and bad weather go together like chocolate and peanut butter.

I couldn't remember her name, so I smiled and nodded as she prattled about teachers and classes. I didn't try to keep up.
    We sat at the end of a full table with several of her friends, who she introduced to me. I forgot all their names as soon as she spoke them. They seemed impressed by her bravery in speaking to me.

Her poor sense of self-worth is unfortunate.

I sat frozen in my seat, staring blankly after him. He was so mean. It wasn't fair. I began gathering up my things slowly, trying to block the anger that filled me, for fear my eyes would tear up.


Forks was literally my personal hell on Earth.

And yet you chose to move there.

Remembering how many injuries I had sustained — and inflicted — playing volleyball, I felt faintly nauseated.

She just seems like the kind of person who should have a butler.

It was impossible that this stranger could take such a sudden, intense dislike to me.

Oh, I don't know. I've known you for one chapter and I'm feeling it.
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Sponsored Plot Elements

AT&T is prominently inserted into the show as a sponsor. Most of the characters on the show have AT&T Mobility (and earlier, Cingular) cell phones. The company has given One Tree Hill fans the chance to make several choices about the shows plot. The first was whether or not Nathan and Taylor would kiss when they met at the 'Swinging Donkey' bar in Season Two; the fans chose for them not to. The second was what Nathan and Haley's second wedding song would be in the finale of Season Three; the fans chose "More Than Anyone" by Gavin DeGraw. The company also allowed the fans to choose which band would perform at the senior prom in Season Four; the fans chose Within Reason, a band from Birmingham, Alabama.

Sunkist is another sponsor which can be spotted at concerts in episodes such as "When it Isn't Like it Should Be" and "Just Watch the Fireworks", in the characters' fridges, and on the school's vending machines. It held a contest to choose which town the characters would visit in "It Gets the Worst at Night", and Honey Grove, Texas won. Nike makes multiple appearances in the show. The Tree Hill high school basketball team wore Nike jerseys and shoes. Almost all athletic shoes worn by Nathan during his basketball run were Nike shoes. The characters also make references to Nike athletes including Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, and Carmelo Anthony. Nike also provided the film crew with their own sweater vests for season 5.

In Episode 4.04: "Can't Stop This Thing We Started", Rachel took part in a Maxim photoshoot which mirrored a real life photoshoot for Danneel Harris, Hilarie Burton and Sophia Bush, in stores on October 14, 2006, where Danneel wore the same outfit as her character. In Episode 4.07: "All These Things That I've Done", America's Next Top Model winner of a challenge, CariDee English got to play a small role as a model named Tia in a fashion show. Macy's had a competition to win a walk-on role on the show. The winner would get to spend time with the cast, see the show in production, attend a charity event and appear in one episode. In Episode 5.17: "Hate is Safer Than Love", Mia, played by Kate Voegele agrees to take part in both Rock the Vote and a Starburst funded concert.
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