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On Thursday, May 16, the CW Network unveiled its 2013-14 Fall Schedule. And man, has the network changed things around. Nevertheless, there is only one show I want to talk about that airs on the CW. Nikita.

Nikita first aired September 9, 2010. It was a new show that was aimed at a more mature/older audience compared to others at the CW (Gossip Girl, 90210, The Vampire Diaries are all aimed at teenagers/tweens). It had action, romance, comedy, and a story that was so well written, that it didn’t have “fluff”–something that many shows have nowadays. There weren’t any useless story lines that didn’t contribute to the main goal of the show.

Nikita-Season-3-Episode-3-True-Believer-5Now, it might be good for those of you who haven’t seen this show, to know what it’s about. Nikita is a show  about (you guessed it) Nikita, a rogue assassin from the black-ops program Division. She escaped, and now seeks revenge because it was Division who killed her love, Daniel. She’s smart, dedicated, and focused on the mission at hand. She has help on the inside; a rookie Division agent Alex, a young woman who has endured a lot of pain and hardship in her life. Together, they stay one step ahead of Division in hope to one day destroy it. This is the link for the Season 1 Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ySr1u6jguHQ

Brave New WorldFor those of you who HAVE watched the show, you know what was announced recently. Nikita will be returning for its FOURTH and FINAL season next year but for only SIX EPISODES. I am extremely happy that Nikita got renewed, however, six episodes is simply not enough. You cannot create a good enough story arch in six episodes, let alone, an ending to a series. Nikita deserves at least THIRTEEN episodes to get the job done. I am writing this blog post to hopefully get it some attention, and get the specific attention of CW. Not only are they only giving it six episodes, but they are airing it mid-season. Which is pathetic. I would rather have them do what they did with Gossip Girl. Start it in September, end it in December. However, it needs more episodes!! Gossip Girl got TEN episodes for its final season. And let me tell you, the final season sucked. Except for the series finale. That was good. However, the series had gotten boring and tasteless for quite some time. If Gossip Girl could get TEN, I think Nikita could get as much.

InevitabilityThe acting is really well done in this show. The two leading ladies, Maggie Q (who happens to be the first Asian female to lead a television show…Nikita) and Lyndsy Fonseca are strong, ass-kicking ladies that can also carry a great deal of emotion.  The rest of the cast, Shane West, Aaron Stanford, Melinda Clarke, etc also hold their own. The entire ensamble is well-casted and have great chemistry, whether the chemistry is for hate or love. The cast deserves to go out with a bang, and six episodes won’t do the show justice, in my opinon. Here is a link for a petition: http://twitition.com/2psdh . Sign it, and tweet it out. Write to the CW, email the CW, tweet the CW, call the CW. If us fans join together and fight for this show, we just might win. As a devoted Chuck fan, I know that it can happen. So please, help Nikita get a season that lasts more than six episodes, because six episodes is just not enough to give us the closure that will do the show justice. Share this blog post, share the news, get attention. And if we don’t win, at least the cast knows that we cared enough to fight for them to keep their jobs so we can get more of what we love.531838_595687160443234_447232162_n

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Mommy…Guess what I wanna be when I grow up?

So, in my first post, I said I would talk about Harry Potter a lot. However, in this post, I am talking about Harry Potter in a way you wouldn’t expect. I am an enormous fan, but I’ll save my obsessive ranting for another post.

When children are asked what they want to be when they grow up, it can range from an astronaut to a fairy princess. They change their minds continuously because, well, they are children, and they are full of imagination. Whatever is awesome or cool for them that day, is what they want to be. I, on the other hand, wasn’t that kind of kid. I wasn’t normal like that. I didn’t change my mind often. In fact, I never changed my mind about what I wanted to be when I grew up at all.

When I was seven years old, I was introduced to Harry Potter. My mom had bought me the book so I could read it before the movie came out. That was her rule–if a movie you want to see is adapted from a book, you need to read it first before seeing  the movie. I immediately fell in love with the books. J.K Rowling’s writing is what inspired me to choose my career at such a young age, and continue with it. I, Isabel, want to be an author. I have been writing stories since elementary school, although the ones I’ve written recently are a whole lot better.

I am working on a new story right now, and maybe, at some point, will begin posting chapters. That might not happen for a while, though.

Writing is my passion, and I plan on doing it for the rest of my life. I just declared a double major in English and Elementary Education, so my plans as of now is to become a teacher, and write on the side. That gives me a more secure financial foundation, while still doing something I enjoy.

Is there anything that inspired you to choose what you want to do when you grow up (or what you are doing now)? You can answer down below in the comments. Adieu!

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Election Day 2012 and why I support President Obama

Happy Election Day 2012!! I got back from voting at the middle school down the street from my house about an hour ago, and damn do I feel proud to be a U.S. citizen and a woman. Today was the first time I have voted (I turned 18 in August) and I have to admit I was both nervous and excited. Who cares about being able to legally buy cigarettes or hire a stripper! Voting is what I was most excited about when I turned eighteen because I would be able to have a say on the future of our town, state, and country.

I have always been liberal ever since I educated myself about politics inside and outside of the country. My personal views, opinions, and expectations are identical with those of the Democratic Party. That is why I support President Barack Obama. But my reason behind my vote isn’t that vague, don’t worry! I have logical and reasonable explanations.

Since Barack Obama’s campaign for President in 2008, he has always stood by his idea of change. He instilled hope in many people’s hearts and souls who believed he could make a difference and get the United States out of the mess it was in. Yes, he made a lot of promises, most of which he was not able to keep, but the changes he has made are incredible, and are driving this country FORWARD, leaving President Bush and his administration’s destruction in the rear view mirror, fading away mile after mile.

One reason why I support President Obama was because of his ability to create jobs. Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan have provided numbers that show a decrease of job creation, which is completely untrue. Yes, the percentage of job growth in the private sector is small, but when Mitt Romney was governor of Massachusetts, his percentage was LOWER than the POTUS’s. Yes, the unemployment is high, and Rhode Island, my home state, is even higher than the country’s average. However, many of the people who are unemployed continue to be unemployed because they do not take the effort or have the passion to look for a job! And if you said that this is bullshit, that it is the President’s fault that the unemployment is so high, you are wrong. My mom was laid off from her job in 2009. For 2 YEARS she was unemployed. She was part of the unemployment rate. She collected money for being unemployed. But, she did not take advantage of the system, like many people do. She had to provide for me and my two sisters. I was in high school, and my sisters were in middle school. I was going to be off to college in a few years. Every day that she was unemployed, she went to the local library as soon as it opened, and stayed there until it closed, using the computers to look for a job (we did not own a computer). For 2 years she did that. And last summer, she was hired at IYRS (International Yacht Restoration School) in Newport, RI and after only working there for one year, she has been promoted. The only way you can get yourself out of unemployment is with hard work, determination, drive, passion, and effort. President Obama is trying to create programs where people can gain skills so that they can get jobs. He is stimulating the production of infrastructure, etc to create more jobs. President Obama is a job creator, through and through.

Another reason why I support President Obama is his advocation for women’s rights. I am a firm believer of pay equity and women being paid the same salary as a man when they have the same position. President Obama is striving to decrease the wage gap, taking is first stride by passing the Lilly Ledbetter Act in 2009. As a woman, if I ever have a job where a man holds the position as me, I would definitely want to be paid the same, not less.

Further more, I am strong supporter of same-sex marriage. I believe that everyone, no matter the gender or sex, deserve marriage. Marriage, like many other things, should not be a privilage. It should be a right. In May, President Obama came out to support same-sex marriage, and because of that, I am hoping that if he gets reelected, he will do something to legalize it, or at least take a step forward in doing so.

One last reason why I support President Obama (I will not be listing all reasons) is that he wants to help college students like me so we don’t graduate with extreme debt. He wants to lower tuitions, and lower loan interest rates, so that  a college education is not a privilage for the wealthy, but a right for kids of all economic and social classes. I was unable to go to the college of my choice because my family and I could not fill the money gap and were unable to attain a loan. I want kids that come after me, like my sisters (who just entered high school), to be able to go to the college of their choice without any hassle.

People may say it is not good to say who you support or who you voted for, but I am standing up for what I believe in. I can do it, celebrities can do it (because they are normal human beings too!), everyone can do it! Take, for example, Kate Walsh, actress: http://www.katewalsh.com/2012/11/video-why-im-voting-for-barack-obama/

So, if you haven’t already done so, vote!!! If you aren’t registered, you can still vote for President, but only for President. If you disagree with my opinions, then okay, you disagree. I am here, like many other people, just using my voice.

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