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Why Do We Love Bad Vampires… I mean Boys?

*Author’s Note: I wrote this article when applying for a position writing for a Vampire Diaries fansite back in 2013.  I didn’t get the gig, but found this in my files recently and thought it would be fun to share in honor of the start of TVD’s last season.  Enjoy!

Why is it that no matter how many bad things these vampires do, we still love them? And sometimes, the more deceitful, vicious monsters TVD characters like Klaus (Joseph Morgan) and Damon (Ian Somerhalder) are, the more we are drawn to them. “Bad boys tend to have lots of positive traits that come along for the ride of the badness such as good looks, confidence, creativity, humor, charisma, high energy, and good social skills—all things women find attractive,” says Scott Barry Kaufman, a psychologist at New York University in an article for Psychology Today. It’s safe to say the bad boys of The Vampire Diaries exhibit all those qualities and then some. Turns out women also like a challenge—we girls do have a tendency to believe we can change men. (Fun Fact: We can’t)

The Vampire Diaries helps support this theory. Just look at how sexy bad boy, Damon Salvatore went from revenge-seeking bloodsucker with no control to Elena’s doe-eyed tender lover, who would do anything to keep her from hurting, almost instantly.

As for Klaus, the evil, original hybrid, we actually saw him cry as Caroline (Candice King), the blonde vamp he fancies, is on her deathbed telling him he still has humanity left inside him. I couldn’t believe it, but I actually felt sorry for the guy who just a few episodes ago went on a bloody killing spree of ripping hearts out and drowning the Mystic Falls mayor in a fountain—taking away Tyler Lockwood’s (Michael Trevino) only living family member.

Then there’s Stefan (Paul Wesley). He’s the good guy, usually. And yes, we love him too, but let’s face it: there is quite an appeal to Stefan as the crazy “Ripper”. I know I’m not alone in thinking Stefan becomes a great deal sexier when he’s showing no mercy and takes what he wants.

Then again, nice guys Matt Donavan (Zach Roerig) and Jeremy Gilbert (Steven R. McQueen) have their own appeal, don’t they? However, on TVD, even when these hot men are good, they’re still kicking some butt, and sometimes, they’re even doing it shirtless with a bewitched tattoo spreading across their chiseled muscles!

To all the mortal men out there reading this… Take a lesson from TVD studs by following these (very vain and ridiculous) rules to win over any girl:

1. Stay shirtless as often as possible. (It will only work if you don’t have a beer belly or an obscene amount of back hair—unless you’re turning into a werewolf, then we guess it’s okay.)
2. Be persistent, but not too creepy. (Bonus Tip: Drawing a portrait of your love is good, but threatening her current boyfriend’s life is just going to scare her away.)
3. Know when to take charge or let her have her way. For example: If your girlfriend asks you not to kill someone, don’t do it. But if she insists on offering herself up as a human sacrifice, you do everything you can to stop her.

Who’s your favorite TVD character?  Mine is Damon of course! 🙂

If you have no idea who any of these characters are, binge-watch on Netflix ASAP!

Meet Singer/Songwriter Taylor Grey: An Old Soul with Youthful Energy

Indie-folk singer/songwriter Taylor Grey maybe your average teenager talking about love, but she somehow brings the conversation to life so eloquently and maturely, yet remains relevant to her age.

Her two EPs, Mind of Mine and Mind of Mine II (available here) were released earlier this year and teases at one incredible album from a new artist that’s bound to make waves in the industry.

Oh, and did I mention she is charismatic and  adorable to boot?  Check Taylor Grey out in the music video for “Love Sweet Love”

Listen on Spotify!

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Funny Video: MTV Stars James Manzello + Matt Pavich are Itchy with a B!

If you watch MTV’s Joking Off, you’re familiar with the hilarious comedy duo James Manzello and Matt Pavich. These two best friends have been working together for years on funny and addictive YouTube videos. One of my favorites is “Capitale’s Hit Single!”

With a great beat, silly, but clever lyrics, along with terrific visuals (“this is how I turn on the television” while James is actually standing on top of a TV and spinning around) — you will find yourself singing these catchy lyrics aloud, and wanting to “side walk on the sidewalk”!

For more on James Manzello: YouTube | Twitter | Instagram
For more on Matt Pavich:  Twitter | Instagram

Check out their YouTube Projects:
Handsome Dancer
The Neighborhood Series

Catch these guys on MTV’s #JokingOff Thursday nights!



Meet Jon Stewart’s New Farm Sanctuary Residents, Anna + Maybelle!

Former Daily Show host, Jon Stewart and his wife, Tracey, and their family adopted rescued pigs, Anna and Maybelle as part of the Farm Sanctuary‘s upcoming New Jersey location. The new sanctuary is scheduled to open in the spring of 2017 on the Stewart’s farm. Watch this adorable video from Tracey’s website, The Daily Squeal, of Anna and Maybelle’s journey to live with the Stewarts. Like them on Facebook for updates on their farm!

Video: DWTS’ Maks Flash Mobs Across L.A.!

Ballroom choreographer and Dancing with the Stars’ former leading man, Maksim Chmerkovskiy has been organizing “MaksMobs” across the country. Basically him and a team of dancers break out into a highly-entertaining routine in crowded city areas in front of unsuspecting folks passing by. Check out Maksim’s latest “MaksMob” in popular hot spots throughout Los Angeles!

For more Maks Mob videos:  Catch Maks and his brother Val on tour this summer: