#TWBT: Let’s Talk About Lucifer, Det. Decker & Lt. Pierce

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Top: Lucifer & Chloe, Bottom: Pierce & Chloe. Team Lucifer all the way.

SPOILER ALERT: If you have not caught up on season 3 of Lucifer on FOX, please do not blame me for spoiling anything if you choose to read this post.

I’ve put off writing this for several days after trying to recuperate from watching the preview for next week’s episode of Lucifer titled “Anything Pierce Can Do I Can Do Better.” It flashed before me on the TV screen immediately at the end of this Monday’s episode “Angel of San Bernadino,” leaving me little time to process what Lt. Pierce is about to do and how Chloe might respond.

So yeah, this whole love triangle between Lucifer Morningstar, Detective Chloe Decker and Lt. Marcus Pierce is driving me nuts.

The fact that I’d prefer Lucifer and Chloe be together aside, everything about the romantic content in the last couple of episodes is completely and utterly cruel.

Let’s start off with the sad reality that Chloe is a pawn in this triangle. Lucifer’s father (aka God) put Chloe on earth with the help of Lucifer’s brother, the angel Amenadiel, as an answer to the Decker family’s prayers for a child long ago.

Lovely. That’s perfectly wonderful. I love stories about miracle children. But then Lucifer had to go live in Los Angeles after leaving hell and end up working alongside miracle Chloe Decker at the LAPD. Which would also be fine, however, he also winds up falling for her. Of course, Lucifer thinks this desire to be with Chloe is his father’s way of punishing him.

Both Chloe and Lucifer are stubborn enough to tip toe around this romantic tension.

Fast forward to season 3. Now we have an immortal human lieutenant at the LAPD, Marcus Pierce, (aka CAIN, yes, you read the name correctly) who figures with Lucifer that he might be able to finally die if a human can fall in love with him.

Insert Chloe Decker.

THE CRUELTY.

As soon as Lucifer decides to back off and give Chloe some space, Pierce swoops in. The evil demon Maze helps, making my skin crawl even more. Chloe almost says the three words, but Pierce stops her, unable to go through with it. Doesn’t matter though, because his mark of immortality disappears AND HE’S STILL ALIVE.

If I hadn’t seen the preview for next week’s episode, I’d be all “This damn Pierce better not even try pursuing Chloe again as a mortal being.” But I’m not. I’m wallowing in sadness because I’VE SEEN INTENSE EVIDENCE OF HIM DOING SO.

Pierce was willing to make Chloe suffer to get what he wanted, so I don’t care what he tries to do to redeem himself at this point. It’s not going to win me over.

I guess I can only hope it won’t win Chloe over either. Lucifer needs to snap out of it and be real with Chloe.

If only Chloe would believe anything Lucifer says about actually being the devil, maybe we’d get somewhere with this.

Meanwhile, mood:

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Valentine’s Day 2018 Spotify & Chill Mini Mix

For Valentine’s Day 2018, I’ve decided to collaborate with fellow blogger Tiffany Khyla over at Endless Bliss to make you lovebirds two lovey-dovey playlists!

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Tiffany Khyla, Endless Bliss

Tiffany Khyla is a full-time hotel social media marketer and a part-time blogger at Endless Bliss, a happy lifestyle and entertainment blog for wanderers, dreamers and happiness seekers. On Endless Bliss, she shares her tales of working on a cruise ship, the ups-and-downs of living the Air Force lifestyle and her obsession with Harry Potter. She’s an ESFJ Sagittarius with a passion for people, exploring new places and getting lost in a good book. When she’s not busy behind a computer screen, you can find her singing along to every Taylor Swift song, stuffing her face with sushi or sipping on a glass of Cabernet.

You can check out her playlist here.

As for my playlist, which I’m dubbing “Spotify & Chill,” it starts out sappy and slow, then switches to a smooth groove toward the end.

So get cuddly with some wine and crank up the volume with this Valentine’s Day 2018 Spotify & Chill 8-track mini mix!

1. Song for You, Rhye. Because what kind of romantic chill session would this be without Rhye?

2. Falling in Love at a Coffee Shop, Landon Pigg. I can’t promise that this is as sappy as it gets. #Sorrynotsorry

3. Love is a Drum, Cider SkyIf you’re not lying close enough to hear the other person’s heartbeat then you’re doing it wrong.

4. Oh My Stars, Andrew Belle. “If everything you’ve said to me has been true, then all my stars are leading me to you.” ❤

5. Lost in Your Light, Dua Lipa ft. Miguel. Get lost.  

6. Everything to Me, Great Good Fine Ok. The kings of romantic pop.

7. Addicted Lover, Lex Low. “Bite my lip…”

8. Nobody, Leisure ft. GoldLink. Don’t go thinking about anybody else other than the one you’re cuddling with this Valentine’s Day.

Enjoy your Spotify & Chill, lovebirds!

Poem in Your Pocket Day – “An External Conversation”

In honor of Poem in Your Pocket Day, here’s a poem I wrote a few years ago called “An External Conversation.”

I
want
you.
I do.
Don’t say things like that…
It drives me crazy…

You’re so beautiful.
You’re not so bad, yourself.
No one’s ever said it so seriously,
so honestly,
so sincerely.
Truly, you’ve made me realize
the unimaginable
But have I done the same
for you?
I’ll always be in debt,
emotional debt,
in the red.

Does your heart ask the question?
If it does, then I do,
Yes,
I do.
The answer will always be
I do.

Time?
Do we really need time?
I’ll admit, I’m a bit delusional,
and you’ve gotta admit,
you’re a little too kind-hearted.
Patience is something I long for,
and the urgency stirs within me.
I just want you to understand that.

Happy Poem in Your Pocket Day 2017!

Gallery Mondays: Jessica Calderwood’s ‘Pressed’

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Did you get to press your lips against someone’s fuzzy face for Valentine’s Day yesterday? I hope you did!

I saved this piece of art I found at R|R Gallery in the West Village of NYC called Pressed specifically for the day after Valentine’s Day because, well, you know, it’s so cheese. And squish. And warm. And fuzzy. 

The artwork was part of an exhibit called Flora and Flesh by Jessica Calderwood, which I got to see on it’s opening night, January 21st. The piece was created using enamel on metal. I’d love to have been there to watch Calderwood make these, because they look super difficult yet so fascinating.

I really like the anonymity of the artwork because it’s easy to just imagine yourself or a couple you know as the faces hidden in fuzzy pom poms. Since the arms that are visible look like newspaper print black and white, there’s no exclusion when it comes to race either.

It kind of reminds me of the face in a hole images, except way fancier.

See more of Calderwood’s work at www.jessicacalderwood.com.

Valentine’s Day 2016: Nicholas Sparks Style

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What do you do on Valentine’s Day when it’s 21° F but feels like -10 ° F outside and you don’t want your Valentine to get frostbite?

Stay inside with a book or a movie!

Although his personal romantic life may be a bit of a mess right now, Nicholas Sparks is one of the most romantic storytellers of all time. His romances will warm your heart, whether in book form or on the flat screen TV in your living room.

So grab a blanket for two, a bottle of wine and cuddle up with your Valentine, because it’s time to celebrate Valentine’s Day 2016, Nicholas Sparks style. Here are four books and movies by the author that’ll put the sap in sappy romance.

1. The Last Song (2010)
Starring Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth as Ronnie Miller and Will Blakelee.
For those of you who miss the old Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth pre-Gale Hawthorne, this one is a must watch. Animal lovers reading the book or watching on screen will fall in love with the sea turtles they rescue on the beach.

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2. The Longest Ride (2015)
Starring Britt Robertson and Scott Eastwood as Luke Collins and Sophia Danko.
If you love all things rodeo, fine arts, vintage love stories, and city meets country romance, this one’s for you. I dare you not to see Clint Eastwood every time you look at Luke!

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3. A Walk to Remember (2002)
Starring Mandy Moore and Shane West as Jamie Sullivan and Landon Carter.
This one is a tear jerker. Gentlemen, if you’re having trouble figuring out how to ask her dad to let you take her out on a date, pay attention to the scene where Landon asks the reverend the big question.

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4. The Choice (2016)
Starring Teresa Palmer and Benjamin Walker as Gabby Holland and Travis Parker.
Spend some time reading The Choice and take a rain-check on seeing it in theaters. Warning: beware of Travis’ obsessive southern hospitality.

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Have a happy and safe Valentine’s Day 2016!

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Gallery Mondays: Kobra’s ‘The Kiss’

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Valentine’s Day is coming, so it’s time to get a bit lovey-dovey.

This colorful mural by Eduardo Kobra might trigger a black and white memory of a real life event that happened in Times Square on V-J Day in 1945 commemorating our victory over Japan.

The photo, taken by Alfred Eisenstaedt, captures one of the most romantic kisses of all time between a soldier and a nurse. Swoon.

Kobra turned their black and white memory into color, and for that I’m sure they’ll be eternally grateful.

Looking for a cute Valentine’s Day photo to take with your honey? Imitate Kobra’s street art, which can be found in Chelsea NYC, specifically on West 25th Street and 10th Avenue.

Learn more about V-J Day in Times Square here and check out more of Kobra’s work at eduardokobra.com.

Fan Art Fridays: Pride and Prejudice‘s Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy

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Pride and Prejudice and Zombiesa film inspired by Jane Austen’s book Pride and Prejudice and Seth Grahame-Smith’s 2009 zombie infused novel version, is in theaters starting today.

I’m not sure what would possess Grahame-Smith or ‎Burr Steers, the director of the film adaptation of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, to do such a thing.

They ruined all that was good about Austen’s 19th century romance. She’s probably rolling in her grave right now.

Anyway, I found this lovely cartoon version of Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy over on DeviantArt to ease the distress caused every time I see that damned trailer for Pride and Prejudice and Zombies while watching television.

The cartoon was done by viria13. I just love how incredibly handsome yet distant Darcy looks in the scene she chose to draw!

View the original fan art here.