Nicholas Sparks

Why does Nicholas Sparks kill off important characters, especially in every movie based on his books? Let me list them for you:

Message in a Bottle-Garret Blake
A Walk To Remember-Jamie Sullivan
The Notebook-Allie and Noah (though it’s debatable and highly unlikely)
Nights in Rodanthe-Dr. Paul Flanner
Dear John-Mr. Tyree and Tim(in the movie)
The Last Song- Steve Miller
The Lucky One- Keith
Safe Haven-Kevin Tierney
Not to say that these aren’t fabulous stories because they are, I even have a few favorites myself. But as I decided to watch all the movies at once, it came to my attention that in every story, a main character dies some way or another. I can understand that a dying character can release many emotions in a viewer/reader, but why is every story that Nicholas Sparks writes, have the same ending. It makes me sad. The more you read them, the more predictable they become.
They’re all different in their own way. But let’s face it, it starts with a character (possibly 2) dealing with a tragedy of some sort, only to go on about their life hiding from it, meeting an amazing new lover that they fall in love with and there’s always a passionate sexual encounter as well. Eventually the truth comes out and the lover gets mad and it seems that all hope is lost. Amends are made or are about to be made. It’s either one of the lover’s that dies or a character that got in the way of the two main characters or a character that played a significant role. And a few minutes later the movie ends with the one lover left or both of them finding peace along with sorrow in the journey they’ve taken and loss they suffered.
Garrett Blake, Jamie Sullivan, Allie & Noah, and Dr. Paul Flanner were one of the lovers in their designated stories. Mr. Tyree and Steve Miller played a significant role as a father. Keith, Tim, and Kevin Tierney were ex lovers or extremely close friends that floated back into the lives of one of the main characters.
Why does he write basically the same story over and over again, with different plots and characters? It’s frustrating how predictable his stories are.  I think they’re great stories really, but it fascinates me that one man can write different versions of the same story over and over again. I just don’t understand.
If someone could explain this conundrum to me, I’d greatly appreciate it! He’s such a great romance writer, but why are they all the same?

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A lovely poem written about a message in a bottle:

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The truth about YOU and HISTORY.

“There was a silly damn bird called a phoenix back before Christ, every few hundred years he built a pyre and burnt himself up. He must have been first cousin to Man. But every time he burnt himself up he sprang out of the ashes, he got himself born all over again. And it looks like we’re doing the same thing, over and over, but we’ve got one damn thing the phoenix never had. We know all the damn silly things we’ve done for a thousand years and as long as we know that and always have it around where we can see it, somedays we’ll stop making the goddamn funeral pyres and jumping in the middle of them. We pick up a few more people that remember every generation.”

~Fahrenheit 451 Ray Bradbury

It’s true. History will continue to repeat itself if society doesn’t know it’s history. As humans, we are probably the greatest evolved creatures of the world, but we’re still just creatures and we haven’t evolved enough to realize our own mistakes that society perishes in.

As young people and even old folks think they have it all figured out. But this just proves that we really don’t. Time to become part of the evolution growth.


The Emotion Potion-Hunter Hayes!!

Let’s talk about Hunter Hayes!!!!! Besides the fact that he’s obviously just going to be my future husband, his new song “Invisible” that premiered at the Grammy Awards, was probably the most moving performance I’ve ever seen. He’s one of the few performers who really love’s making music and sharing it with people, and you can see it in his face and you can even hear it in his music.
After listening to his music for a couple of years now, and being a music business major at Berklee, it is safe to say that he is one this generations greatest songwriters. Not only does he make great music, but his songs have actual, powerful meanings.  I want to look at the song invisible with you:
Verse 1:
crowded hallways are the loneliest places
for outcasts and rebels
or anyone who just dares to be different
and you’ve been trying for so long
to find out where your place is
but in their narrow minds
there’s no room for anyone who dares to do something different
oh but listen for a minute
trust the one who’s been where you are
wishing all it was sticks and stones
those words cut deep but they don’t mean your all alone
and you’re not invisible
hear me out
there’s so much more to life than what you’re feeling now
someday you’ll look back on all these days
and all this pain is gonna be invisible
oh invisible
Verse 2:
so your confidence is quiet
to them quiet looks like weakness
but you don’t have to fight it
cause you’re strong enough to win without a war
every heart has rhythm
let yours beat out so loudly
that everyone can hear it
yeah i promise you don’t need to hide it anymore
oh and never be afraid of doing something different
dare to be something more
these labels that they give you
just cause they don’t understand
if you look past this moment
you’ll see you’ve got a friend
waving a flag for who you are
and all you’re gonna do
yeah so here’s to you
and here’s to anyone who’s ever felt invisible
yeah and you’re not invisible
hear me out
there’s so much more to life than what you’re feeling now
yeah someday you’ll look back on all these days
and all this pain is gonna be invisible
it’ll be invisible
Now if you can’t relate to this, you’re probably not human. I was harassed in 7th grade and literally everyday felt like I was stuck in hell and no one cared. Where was this song when I needed it?!
Anyway, I am one to say that Hunter Hayes is indeed a prodigy. From his wee toddler years he began learning musical instruments and now is able to play 30+ instruments exceptionally well. Since the beginning, he has spent the rest of his life perfecting his craft and performing, as well as working with major names like Dan Huff (producer), Hank Williams Jr. (musician), and Robert Duvall (actor). He loves what he does, and he does it well.
Me personally, I’ve found that every single one of his songs makes me feel something, not just a brain emotion but I can physically feel it. “Invisible” though, has by far brought the strongest emotions. What makes Hunter Hayes a true entertainer is that you can hear his emotion and passion for his own music when he sings. I can’t tell you how many big name artists who have no emotion, they just make faces and think that counts as feeling something. You can be an amazing singer, you can amazing at writing music, but at the end of the day, sometimes not the most popular performer, the most amazing will be the ones who feel what they perform and write themselves.
Hunter Hayes is the only artist I know who isn’t about being a performer. He’s about making music for himself and sharing it with the world, and that’s a true musician.
Check out his Grammy Performance of “Invisible” –
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