It was a gloomy day - the cold, quiet, solemn kind - when my family and I made the long journey to Bangor, Maine. We had spent over 7 hours escaping a tropical storm. Back home in New Jersey, the power was cut, houses were flooded, and the fence in our backyard had been damaged from a fallen tree. But in the northeastern part of the United States, all you could feel was leftover tension.
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A Light Trigger Warning - mentions of suicide, self-harm, and some weird pictures of me with a balloon face. Proceed at your own risk.
ALL ABOUT NICOLE RAFIEE
If you've been watching Youtube vloggers for as long as I have (I'm talking 2008 to around 2012 or so), you've probably heard and understand the phrase "old school Youtube." It was that blissful period before Youtube videos became monetized where creators made whatever they wanted and didn't care about selling out for views. It was before trouble-makers like Jake Paul, scandals like Tanacon. It was a time when community came before subscriber count. And to be honest, content was a lot better because of it.
So in high school, I tried (and failed) to throw a murder mystery dinner party for my 18th birthday. Keep in mind, I was a proud theatre geek with an overactive imagination and very few friends. I had a guest list and outline of a script ready, but for some reason, the murder mystery never came to be. Paying for a theatre troupe to come and throw a murder mystery party at my house seemed ridiculous, so I just spent my 18th doing a normal person birthday party. And it was BORING.
I remember the first time I saw the pastel colors and wondrous landscapes of Wes Anderson's Moonrise Kingdom. It was 2013, and I was 14 years old. It wasn't a bad night for my first time watching The Oscars. Two of my all-time favorite movies - Django Unchained and Silver Linings Playbook - stole the show with their nominations. Life of Pi and Les Miserables were also standout flicks that year, and Argo took home the prize for Best Picture.