Friday, 22 May 2015

Running with the Wolves - Aurora

So this isn't like the normal songs I post on the blog, this is more slow, less head banging, but still every bit as amazing as any other of my favourite songs.

The music starts softly and is very soothing. Like you seem to block out the lyrics and fall in love with the BEAUTIFUL rhythm. It's mesmerizing and you get lost in the beauty of the music.

Then the lyrics, they are poetry. Very beautiful poetry. The song describes how we are all human no matter what we accomplish, we will get hurt.

The narrator is trying to tell us how dangerous our lies and how we go to all pains to disguise it. And I'm completely ruining the song; so here's an excerpt from the song:
Go row the boat to safer grounds
But don't you know we're stronger now
My heart still beats and my skin still feels
My lungs still breathe, my mind still fears
But we're running out of time, time
For the echo's in my mind, cry
There's blood on your lies
Disguised up and wide
There is nowhere for you to hide
The haunting moon is shining 
I'm running with the wolves tonight
I'm running with the wolves
I'm running with the wolves tonight
I'm running with the wolves
I'm running with the (wolves)
Beautiful isn't it? She goes on to tell us how we have to keep making choices and how they come back to haunt us later. How we'll have to choose sooner or later; we can't run from it. Its always there. The song also tells us how we'd like to leave everything behind and start all over again. I relate to this song because all my life, I keep running away, not that I'm proud of it.....but shit happens.

If you haven't heard this, YOU NEED TO LISTEN TO IT NOW!! Aurora is a very talented musician and her other song, Runaway and Under the Sky is also mindbogglingly beautiful, I will be reviewing them later. Till then.....

Zoe Summers
You. Will. Be. Okay.  Be okay with not knowing for sure what might come next, but know that whatever it is…you will be okay.

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

#Unbowed #Unbent #Unbroken

So, everyone knows what this show is. To the EXTREMELY IGNORANT who don't; it's a show where everyone kills each other and takes a turn to sit on a throne made of old swords. Oh and dragons, don't forget the dragons.

Those of you who have read the book, will know that author likes nothing more than making his readers fall in love with his charactersand then killing them off. Slowly. And painfully.

Ladies and gentlemen, I give you George R.R. (Raymond Richard) Martin - The world most sadistically talented author and Torturer Supreme to children.

He takes five years to finish a book and many of his fans bite their nails in the fear that the book series would never get finished.

He kills off characters so mercilessly, that even ****** would seem kind. Despite all of this, people like me love him and his books.

One of his characters is Sansa Stark, who has come a long way in both the books and in the T.V. series. In her sweet, pure way, she has captured the hearts of fans all over the world.

Lady Sansa, started off as a naive little girl, infatuated with her cruel, sadistic fiance. She fought with her sister and got her father killed off because she believed that she was in love with her prince.

When she finds out, that the boy she loved has her own father murdered, she goes through a hard transition. No longer, remained the little girl who dreamed of wedding bells and being Queen; she changes into a woman who in her grief, takes all the blame for the death of her father and the escape of her sister.

She wait patiently, first, for her brother Robb to free her from Jofferey. When that doesn't happen, she finds herself wedded to a man she does not love. She accepts her fate and still hopes that one day her big brother would save her.

When Robb dies along with King Jofferey in the Red Wedding, she escapes with Littlefinger to the Eyrie (or so she thinks). There she is sexually harassed by Littlefinger, who is perversely attracted to her because of her resemblance to her mother. She then witnesses her aunt being murdered by Littlefinger.

Then, the T.V. series bring in a twist that is NOT in the books. Sansa is raped by her husband, Lord Ramsay Bolton, and Theon Greyjoy, her brother's ex-best friend, is made to watch. Now, I know that Ramsay Bolton is one of the cruelest characters in the saga, and that is something, given the fact that all Game of Thrones characters are cruel and cunning.

It would have been ridiculous, if Bolton had been a loving husband and caressed her tenderly and recited poetry during the wedding night. And this is not the first time Sansa has been sexually and physically harasses, but this beats all records.

The whole scene makes you furious and you just want to reach through the T.V. screen and slit Ramsay Bolton's neck and stop the gruesome act. Outraged fans turned to question George R. R. Martin on the horrific scene and he posted this on his blog:
How many children did Scarlett O'Hara have? Three, in the novel. One, in the movie. None, in real life: she was a fictional character, she never existed. The show is the show, the books are the books; two different tellings of the same story. 

There have been differences between the novels and the television show since the first episode of season one. And for just as long, I have been talking about the butterfly effect. Small changes lead to larger changes lead to huge changes. HBO is more than forty hours into the impossible and demanding task of adapting my lengthy (extremely) and complex (exceedingly) novels, with their layers of plots and subplots, their twists and contradictions and unreliable narrators, viewpoint shifts and ambiguities, and a cast of characters in the hundreds. 

There has seldom been any TV series as faithful to its source material, by and large (if you doubt that, talk to the Harry Dresden fans, or readers of the Sookie Stackhouse novels, or the fans of the original WALKING DEAD comic books)... but the longer the show goes on, the bigger the butterflies become. And now we have reached the point where the beat of butterfly wings is stirring up storms, like the one presently engulfing my email. 

Prose and television have different strengths, different weaknesses, different requirements. 

David and Dan and Bryan and HBO are trying to make the best television series that they can.

And over here I am trying to write the best novels that I can.

And yes, more and more, they differ. Two roads diverging in the dark of the woods, I suppose... but all of us are still intending that at the end we will arrive at the same place.

In the meantime, we hope that the readers and viewers both enjoy the journey. Or journeys, as the case may be. Sometimes butterflies grow into dragons.

But, did Sansa really deserve that? Over the books and the T.V. series, Sansa has grown into a beautiful, strong woman who is trying to deal with the situation as best as she can.

In the end, I am aware that no one get's a happy ending in the Game of Thrones; but if there's anyone who deserves to be happy and learn how to laugh again, it's Lady Sansa Stark. She is someone I look up to and can't even begin to comprehend what she has been through. Not good HBO, not good.

#ViSalutaSansaStark #Unbowed #Unbent #Unbroken

Zoe Summers

Monday, 18 May 2015

1985 - Bowling for Soup


Okay. so my fangirl rant is done. So let's move to the part why I'm so adamantly in such a committed, passionate relationship with this song. 

Firstly, the music is so beautiful, you have to bob your head and sing along with the lyrics.

I know, that this is a sad song, but there is something to the song that makes you happy. The song is about this woman named Debbie who's a mother of two and lives an average boring life.
In 1985, Debbie was a teenager who had her life pretty much planned, which we as teenagers try to think we do too. Even though, we like to pretend that we don't, because we have an 'image' to maintain.

She loved rock music and was an aspiring actress. But then she turns 24 and all her plans go out the door. It's like all the failures prove too be too much for her and she gives up.

But that's not the entire story, the song is about her reminiscing the good times, way back in 1985. Here's an excerpt of the lyrics:
Bruce Springsteen, Madonna
way before Nirvana
There was U2 and Blondie
and music still on MTV
Her two kids in highschool
Tell her that she's uncool
Cause she's still preoccupied
With 19, 19, 1985
It's basically very beautiful. The songs teaches us so many things. How we can give up everything and become something we despised, in a fraction of time. That it is so important to ACT, act, ACT!!!!  and NOW!

So, that's it for now, I've got to do my Geography homework, so...........toodles!

Zoe Summers

Saturday, 16 May 2015


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Zoe Summers

Dear Maria Count Me In - All Time Low

Any human being who happens to have a good taste in music, would definitely recognize this. And if you don't, you really need to hear this song. It's about the boys at a strip club and how they fall in love with a stripper named Maria. How, she contains such a powerful magnetism in herself, that people can't resist, but fall in love with her.

Now, I, am a cynic. I don't believe in love at first sight or even the concept of soul mates or the "other half" of a person bull crap. I'm a lot like Remy Starr, the fictional heroine from Sarah Dessen's beautiful book, This Lullaby. No, I'm not an uber gorgeous California girl. Nor did my mother get married five times, or is a bestselling romance novelist.

My mother, is hopelessly, head over heels in love with my father. They've been together for 16 years and still act like two sixteen year old's in love. I know, mental gag!! So, what's stopping me from falling in love with the next guy I meet? Good question. And for the first time, I have an answer for that sardonic comment.

Yeah I know what you're thinking, loser who has never had a boyfriend. To all those judgmental people, I actually have had plenty of boyfriends. And I realized that I can have so much more fun if I'm single. 

I mean, we could all die tomorrow. Right? So what would you like to boast about more, I was in love with the single most amazing man alive, OR, I went bungee jumping and learnt how to flirt in five different languages? I mean, I can get married and all that when I'm an old corporate tabby cat. Right now, I'd rather drown myself in my wild, uncontrollable, teenage bliss.


 It's a very difficult era in which to be a person, just a real, actual person, instead of a collection of personality traits selected from an endless Automat of characters. 
And if all of us are play-acting, there can be no such thing as a soul mate, because we don't have genuine souls. 
Yes, I do love quoting Gone Girl.

It's creepy, scary and disturbingly stupid to all kinds of levels.

Real guys are not as HOT as fictional characters. Period.

And, wow......that's really long post. Which no one is really gong to read, but we literati people like to think that millions of people read our work and appreciate it silently. A lot like, Accio Audience! Kidding!

Zoe Summers

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

New Lisbeth Salander Novel Coming Out This September!!

All Stieg Larsson's fans will be delighted to know that Lisbeth Salander is back!!!! Or will September. Written by Swedish crime journalist, David Lagercrantz, it's supposed to come out on the 1st of September 2015. While we're all super excited that there is FINALLY another book series(new books are hard to come by, you know, when their authors are dead) there are a few things we want answers for:

#1:What happened to Camilla Salander? Like seriously, Lisbeth is basically the best hacker in the world. I'm sure she can track her down if she wants to. Okay, I know she despises Camilla, but still....

#2: How did Mikael Blomkvist fall in love with Monica Figuerola so soon? He did love his wife at a time, and Erica Berger too. How does this woman, who burst into his life, make him so insistently loyal to her, when his wife couldn't? It seems very in explainable.

#3: Will there be a back story for Agneta Sofia Salander. Will there be traces of Stockholm Syndrome? When you look at it at a certain angle, Zalachenko does have her captive in a perverse way.

I know not the best questions, but still...

Zoe SUmmers.