Is This The End?

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Have you ever been so aggravated at something so dumb that you wish it would just go away? Yeah, well I’m having one of those moments.

I saw the announcement about Michael Trevino being cast in a new show on NBC a few days ago, kind of figured he and Zach Roeing would be leaving TVD after this season is over, as their characters might be leaving for the police academy. Then the bomb dropped and I was more shocked when I woke up from my “nap” Monday night to find that Nina Dobrev was also leaving this season. WHAT?!?! I was speechless and sad all at the same time!

I decided to publish this post on the same day my post about how I felt about Zayn Malik leaving One Direction because I feel like I was more expecting that to happen than Nina leaving The Vampire Diaries. I mean, I’m sorry I read her little message she left for all her fans about her weekend, and all I kept thinking was this just shows us you should NEVER date a co-worker. I know I should cut her a break, but I’ve been cutting her one since the start of her and Ian’s breakup. The whole Delena scenes can be another factor of why she wants to leave too. I mean, fans want both Delena/Nian back together and for the most part Delena has gotten back together. I just don’t know about how I am going to take the ending to this season. And I’m pretty sure I’m not alone with how I feel about everything.

Something that my mom told me during last season, as I was having some difficult getting into the new characters, situations, and storylines that from the start of season five I basically dreaded wondering if I’d hate the new episode that would air Thursday night. I know after so long a show is going to fade, actors and actresses are going to want to venture out to new things, but when you’re in deep with this as a fan. It just breaks your heart into a million pieces. I wanted my mom to hold me after I saw the six articles that popped up on my Facebook page. I was understandable when Claire Holt who plays Rebekah Mikaelson, left The Originals, but I thought if she’s not a main character and if they don’t kill her off completely then she can always come back. She did come back in the middle of season two, but Rebekah’s spirit was put into Eva Sinclair’s body (Maisie Richardson-Sellers) just before the start of winter break. Not a lot of people were exactly thrilled about it, but I still accepted it. It was a new direction for Rebekah and let Claire set sail on different things.

However the real question remains, now that Nina is officially leaving the main cast, what will happen to the show? If anybody has been watching it since last season, (when it finally picked up again.) We knew that Elena forced Katherine to take the cure, she sort of died from it. Fast forward to a few weeks ago, when Bonnie brought it back from her trip to Nova Scotia from 1994 for Damon. Will he use it on her and will it eventually kill Elena too? I feel like somebody close to Elena will be the one to kill her off. I don’t see her character leaving like Jeremy’s (Steven McQueen) did honestly, but like fans have grown to know about Mystic Falls, nobody really dies there. My other question is after she’s gone, how long will the series be on air? Will Nina’s leave be the demise of the show? I would hate for that to happen, but the show started with her and the Salvatore brothers together. I remember that first episode and knowing I was going to love it. It’s always been about Elena’s story and her life dealing with her family, friends, vampires, werewolves, and witches. I’m in a bit of a rut at the moment, wondering how long the show’s got before it’s all over with too.

Nothing Lasts Forever

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If you’re currently sick and tired of hearing about Zayn Malik leaving One Direction, this is not the post for you. For everybody else, let’s get right to it. It happened. It actually happened and why does it usually happen whenever I just get into the group or artist? That’s the one thing I’ve never been able to figure out. Zayn left One Direction, the news came after he left the tour because he was “stressed.” He left to be a normal 22 year old outside of the media. When I heard the news about this, I knew I’d have some thoughts about that and thought I’d share them on here too!

I remember watching their film This Is Us and was of course hooked to that after seeing it the first time, but my sister and I were both sad for the guys because they didn’t have much of a private life, they were kind of thrown into this during their time on The X Factor four years ago, they can’t be normal people going through their ups and downs without somebody saying something about it or taking their pictures while they’re out and about, so I feel for all five of them, not just Zayn. I understood his reason for leaving.

Now about the song that Naughty Boy released, I thought that was a little fast. Whether or not it was Zayn’s descision or not, it was still pretty quick! We all know that there’s a good chance all five members of One Direction will want to release solo music projects. Harry, Louis, and Liam have been writing and composing songs for themselves and other artists in the last few years. I don’t usually read music blogs or articles of that nature, but I did find one that got me, I don’t remember the website of where I saw it on but they “found out” that Zayn was working on his solo project with Naughty Boy, we’ve all known about that. We might not wanted to believe it at times, but you can’t expect them to drift away. Something that everybody keeps forgetting that these are FIVE individuals, they might want to go in different directions at one point in their lives and we are going to have to accept it and move on. Something that I’ve also kept in mind is that we can choose to see this in a bad or good way, maybe the guys need a break from each other for a little while. A quote I’ve recently found in the mess of all this.

“The bad news – nothing lasts forever. The good news – nothing lasts forever.”   

I’ve been thinking of the time where I had both of my childhood boy bands break up. I grew up in the 90’s so the break up of N’Sync burned me bad, but not as bad as the news of Kevin Richardson of the Backstreet Boys leaving the group in 2004. Holy cow! I was sad but even back then I knew things couldn’t have lasted long. All members of BSB have had separate careers outside of the group, even N’Sync too! Despite Justin being the only one that I’ve seen have a successful solo music career, everybody was freaking excited about the reunion performance last year at the Billboard Awards. That’s another thing that fans keep forgetting about these groups and bands, that even though they might be leaving the group – that doesn’t mean that they’ll never get back together! Who knows maybe in a few more years if they are all on good terms with each other, maybe Zayn will join them for in 10 or 20 years. These guys have been through so much and clearly love all of their fans so much that they will never be gone.

Backstreet Boys have been together for 20 years! It’s been a long journey for them too! Kevin came back into the group early 2012 and they released their first album as five members again in the summer of 2013. Every group has had a break up of some kind, whether the original members leave and only one is left or they disband altogether. It’s still heartbreaking! When everybody heard about My Chemical Romance break up, my entire Facebook page exploded! Everybody was so sad. Classic rock band Guns ‘N’ Roses has had every original member leave the band except for Axl Rose. I can’t even tell you how many times they’ve had to replace a member. However, not every break up can be considered a bad thing. Singer Tarja was symphonic metal’s Nightwish first lead vocalist and after leaving the band, she has had a very successful career! Remember R&B group Destiny’s Child? You gotta remember that Beyonce was once in the group too! They even changed formation twice, before becoming a trio. I also feel like that both Kelly and Michelle have had excellent careers too!

We need to stop expecting that our favorites are perfect, they’re not. They may have dreamt of becoming what they are, but on certain scales I don’t think they all expected where they’d end up. They’re all human beings, so let them be just that! Musicians count on their fans so much to go to their shows, buy merchandise, etc so they can continue to live their dreams. It takes a lot out of one a person, imagine what it does to five people. It’s not easy. I love being a fan of music and I’ll support them in any way I can, that goes for good and bad.