Video Killed the Radio Star

You know how they say that video killed the radio star well I believe that TV and movies have killed my sense of romance.

Nothing in real life works out like it does on anything that we watch. It is never based on reality. I am a aspiring screenwriter and even I know that it is rare that a movie with a true to life ending or real life situations is hard to make or sell. People don't want to see the dirty difficulties that real people face they want to see the girl and the guy get together and live happily ever after. There are some examples that don't follow this rule but those are not as common. All of these things have combined to give me a false since of what a relationship is.

I want love like I see on TV or movies. I want to get the guy and live happily ever after. But life is messy and so is love. I haven't been on a date in months because I'm so afraid to allow anyone in again. I've been hurt. But I don't want it to stop me. So from this part on I am going to try to stop being afraid and start putting myself out there. I'm not going to let video kill this radio star.


Amber Rae March 28, 2009 at 8:29 PM  

*sigh* yet again...I say that we are the same person lol.

This was a great post. Short and simple.

Putting yourself out there after heartache and pain is one of the hardest things to do. Especially if you don't know who to trust these days. That's another thing. Trust.

It eats at you to trust the right person, to keep your walls up and get to know the person more before anything else happens, whether it be a friend, or someone whom you could see yourself have a relationship with.

There's nothing wrong with keeping your walls up and not letting people in. Of course you already know I'm the same way, but you could miss out on something great, and would probably regret it. Don't be scared, it's just life.

You're a good person, and anyone who's anyone would be lucky to have you. Just like you quoted in your last post...don't let your fire go out.


Anonymous March 28, 2009 at 10:32 PM  

Wow that is so true... its all those disney movies too. (don't get me wrong I love my Disney movies) We all are screwed if we don't accept that love isn't like it is in movies and tv shows... I guess... :/

Good luck! It will happen when its meant to happen. Kim I am 3 years older than you...and it has probably been at least 3 years since I had a date. I haven't given up...and I'm glad you haven't either. :)

Neera March 29, 2009 at 5:03 PM  

How very true. There are several facebook groups in honor of this. Disney, Hollywood, etc have given us ALL unrealistic expectations about love. And it sucks. But I'm glad you haven't...aren't giving up. Too many people do and miss out on a lot.

amo (amanda) March 29, 2009 at 7:13 PM  

wow that's so awesome Kim! I totally feel the same way! One of my biggest senses of responsibility as a beginning screenwriter is the NEED to portray love and life as it is- a beautiful mess. I think one of the best lines ever about love is from Sleepless In Seattle (and not just cause I live here) when Rosie O'Donnell says, "You don't want to be in love. You want to be in love in a movie." and I feel such a responsibility as a writer to show the audience that love is not always perfect. Marriage is not easy. Raising children is not easy. Life is not easy, but with the right attitude and ability to push through from experience to experience, the outcome can be profitable and full. Thanks for posting this!! :D

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I'm a 24 year old girl who is taking a change in direction and going to school online through Full Sail University seeking a bachelors in Entertainment Business. I'm working towards being a screenwriter/producer/director anywhere in the TV or Film industry.