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Vampire Movies; Childhood and Writing

Favorite Quotes from Billy Zane:

Teenager Christina's favorite quote: "Humans... you aren't worth the flesh you're printed on."

Adult Christina's new favorite quote: "I brought your Netflix."

Billy Zane! My girlfriend and I went to see Demon Knight a handful of times in the regular theater, screamed at all the same scenes, then went to the dollar theaters and did it again. My very first music cd was the soundtrack to this movie. A little obsessed.... YES!

I had a Keanu Reeves addiction too. I was still in primary when Dracula came out with Keanu and the previews showed him with the three brides of Dracula. I really had no idea what the storyline was for this, so I was really disappointed that the story didn't revolve around him. Actually, I was overly disappointed that Dracula is extremely romantic about true love... yada yada yada… self-sacrifice.... but then again, I was a kiddo.

At this time, my best friend and I became 100% addicted to vam…
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The Friday night I had to go get a contrast MRI so if they decided to leave that day, I wouldn't have gone, but Saturday was the set time for takeoff. I packed my overnight bag and forgot; sunhat (luckily Ann brought many, many beach hats), bug spray, sunblock, sunglasses, a charger....

My point is this, I'm not a responsible traveler. But I was with the caravan. Ann even packed vegan snacks for me! Thank Goddess someone has a nurturing spirit.

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We had two showcases on Wednesday. We sold out on our first show and ended up with another show. It gave us a taste of what it's like being on stage. It's crazy that we all had to deal with hecklers so soon. Most of us thought it would be later in the business, down the road in the some-other-time zone, but three of my ten friends had a loud heckler; me included.

I should have brought something to eat. I'd been nervous all day trying to keep my brain busy so I wouldn't think about the show. By the time I got to the club, I was starting to get hungry and of course we had two shows, so by the second show, I was up on stage starving. My stomach hurt so bad. This is good though. I will always remember to bring food.

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Is this really me?

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