Dan Humphrey foreshadowed Joe Goldberg's character

The Netflix Show 'YOU' Has Me Wondering If Dan Humphrey Foreshadowed Joe's Character All Along

AND also, am I making it too easy for people to stalk me?

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We all know "Gossip Girl's" Dan Humphrey. Sweet little Dan. Always the nice one. He saves the day and protects Serena when she's doing all her crazy Upper East Side shenanigans. Whether she's drunk or high or just in any type of trouble, he's there to help her and to make her feel loved. Meanwhile, taking notes and blasting her personal life and deepest darkest secrets all over the web, humiliating her and exposing her, blindly. He was basically a closet stalker (at the time).

He had people sending tips on her whereabouts and what she was doing and who she was doing it with AT ALL TIMES. Now, of course, he was doing this to all of the other Upper East Side popular Constance students, too, but who did he end up with? Serena. And somehow, he came out the good guy?

Now, for those who haven't seen the new Netflix show, "YOU" and plan to, I recommend you don't read any further. For those who have, let's dig deeper.

Now I'm not about to give you some weird conspiracy theory but it does seem bizarre that Joe, or in this case Dan's character from Gossip Girl was foreshadowed by his underlying stalker-ish ways to a pretty blonde girl in NYC and is also majorly into writing and reading books AND is also following around a bunch of girls who clearly hold a higher societal rank, but it is a weird coincidence. And while we're talking about weird coincidences, isn't it weird that Peach, or Emily from "Pretty Little Liars" are both closet lesbians? Shay Mitchell plays a good young girl who questions her sexuality.

The similarity in the shows is that clearly, Dan was in the wrong in "Gossip Girl." He was exposing the people he loved and cared for and hurting them, but we were all rooting for Serena and Dan. Well, what about in the show "You"?

Joe was an actual psychopath who talked himself into weird and manipulative actions and justified them as if it were normal and all to protect the lovely blonde Beck. He stalks her every action and her every move. He kills the people she loves who seem to be in the way of their premeditated relationship. Yet, I hoped the whole time she wouldn't find out and they would stay together. Dan and Joe have such powers in this way.

It made me question every random encounter I've ever been in and how easily it would be to stalk my life. Every time I go out to eat with my friends, I tag the location of our restaurant in my snapchats or Instagram stories. Occasionally, I put my apartment complex as a tag if I'm tanning by the pool. I have my school in my bio when really, I should just write "stalk me." I felt as if I kept my life so private until this show. Joe did not go through too much trouble in the beginning to find Beck. He searched her name and there she was. I do this all the time. As soon as I meet a cute boy, I lurk his profiles to see who he is, or what's his story. Does this make me a stalker? Probably not Joe level, although he did give a lot of helpful hints. KIDDING!

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36 Rules Of Life From 'NCIS's' Leroy Jethro Gibbs

Sometimes we all need a smack on the back of the head.
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I have been watching "NCIS" since the show began back in 2003, and season 15 will be airing this September. It is one of the longest running series and for a good reason, even though a lot of your favorite characters die off in the show they somehow still keep it alive. Anyone who has watched an episode or more knows about the infamous Gibbs's rules. Here's the list that we can gather from the many episodes:

Rule 1: "Never let suspects stay together." - revealed in the Season 1 premiere episode, Yankee White (episode).

Rule 2: "Never screw over your partner." - revealed in the Season 4 episode, Blowback (episode). McGee also stated this rule to Ned Dorneget in Need to Know (episode). McGee also mentioned to Abigail Borin in Ships in the Night (episode) that rule number one has been taken twice, showing that he knows that there are two number one rules.

Rule 3: "Always wear gloves at a crime scene." - revealed in "Yankee White."

Rule 4: "Don't believe what you're told. Double check." - again revealed in "Yankee White."

Rule 5: "Never be unreachable." - revealed in the Season 3 episode, Deception (episode) although Gibbs has been known to be intentionally unreachable. The rule was shown in Rule Fifty-One (episode) in the background when Gibbs opens the box.

Rule 6: "The best way to keep a secret? Keep it to yourself. Second best? Tell one other person - if you must. There is no third best." - revealed in the Season 4 episode, Blowback (episode)

Rule 7: "You don't waste good." - revealed in the Season 8 episode, Baltimore (episode).

Rule 8: "Never say you're sorry. It's a sign of weakness." - This rule has been mentioned throughout the series, but it wasn't given a specific number until Flesh and Blood (episode). The rule is also a direct reference to John Wayne's catch phrase in "She Wore A Yellow Ribbon" (John Ford, Director). Wayne said: "Never apologize, mister, it's a sign of weakness." to subordinates in a military situation. DiNozzo notes the connection in Hiatus Part 1 (episode). Mark Harmon's career has paralleled John Wayne's. They both were quarterback of their southern California college football team, both went into acting. (Harmon's father, Tom Harmon, was a Heisman Trophy-winner and actor & announcer as well.) Note: This is continuously told to Tony, Ziva and Tim through a smack to the back of their heads.

Rule 9: "Always be specific when you lie." - revealed in the Season 1 finale episode, Reveille (episode).

Rule 10: "Never take anything for granted." - revealed in the Season 3 episode, Probie (episode) although Gibbs also quotes it as being "Never assume" during the Season 9 episode, Rekindled (episode).

Rule 11: "Never go anywhere without a knife." - revealed in the Season 1 episode, One Shot, One Kill (episode)although it's sometimes quoted as "Never leave home without a knife" or "Always carry a knife."

Rule 12: "Never get personally involved in a case." - revealed in the Season 7 episode, Obsession (episode) and again referenced by the new SECNAV Clayton Jarvis in the Season 9 premiere episode, Nature of the Beast (episode) as the number one rule in Washington politics.

Rule 13: "When the job is done, walk away." - revealed in the Season 6 episode, Semper Fidelis (episode).

Rule 14: "Never date a co-worker." - revealed in the Season 1 episode, Enigma (episode).

Rule 15: "Never, ever involve lawyers." - revealed in "Collateral Damage." Rule 51 is written on the back of the card containing Rule 13 in "Rule Fifty-One."

Rule 16: "Bend the line, don't break it." - revealed in Anonymous was a Woman (episode).

Rule 17: "Always work as a team." - revealed in Leap of Faith (episode).

Rule 18: "If someone thinks they have the upper hand, break it." - revealed in the Season 8 finale episode, Pyramid (episode).

Rule 19: "Never, ever interrupt Gibbs during an interrogation." - revealed in the Season 14 episode, Privileged Information (episode).

Rule 20: "It's better to seek forgiveness than ask permission." - revealed in Silver War (episode).

Rule 21: "Always look under." - revealed in The Artful Dodger (episode)

Rule 22: "Never ever bother Gibbs in interrogation." - revealed in Smoked (episode).

Rule 23: "Never mess with a Marine's coffee... if you want to live."- revealed during "Forced Entry."

Rule 24: "There are two ways to follow someone. First way, they never notice you. Second way, they only notice you." - Jack Knife (episode) and "Rule Fifty-One."

Rule 25: "When you need help, ask." - revealed during Blood Brothers (episode).

Rule 26: "Always watch the watchers." - revealed in "Baltimore."

Rule 27: "If you feel like you are being played, you probably are." - revealed in Nature of the Beast (episode).

Rule 28: "Your case, your lead." - revealed in Bounce (episode) placing Tony as temporarily in charge of the team, and also in Phoenix (episode) with Ducky as leader.

Rule 29: "There is no such thing as coincidence." - revealed in Obsession (episode) although DiNozzo states that Rule 39A is "There is no such thing as a small world" during Canary (episode).

Rule 30: "If it seems like someone is out to get you, they are." - revealed in Borderland (episode).

Rule 31: "Never accept an apology from someone who just sucker punched you." - revealed in Psych Out (episode).

Rule 32: "First things first, hide the women and children." - This rule number was mentioned in Patriot Down (episode) but was not stated until Rule Fifty-One (episode).

Rule 33: "Clean up the mess that you make." - revealed in "Rule Fifty-One" although it's also stated as "Never leave behind loose ends" in Hiatus Part 2 (episode).

Rule 34: "Sometimes you're wrong." - Created by Gibbs in Rule Fifty-One" by writing it on the back of the card containing Rule 13. It is unknown if his coworkers are aware of this rule.

Rule 35: "Always give people space when they get off an elevator." - revealed in Double Back (episode)

Rule 36: "Never trust a woman who doesn't trust her man." - revealed in Devil's Triangle (episode).



While some seem to deal with Gibbs only there are some very great life lessons present. If you haven's started watching "NCIS" I suggest you start soon, it is all on Netflix.

"A slap to the face is an insult - a slap to the back of the head is a wake-up call." Leroy Jethro Gibbs
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Sights from 'American Idol's' Alejandro Aranda's Homecoming

Sights from Alejandro Aranda's homecoming parade in Pomona, CA.

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Not everyone knows where American Idol's finalist Alejandro Aranda is from, and those that do, just know the city for negative things.

Here I am to present to you Alejandro's hometown, that just so happens to be my hometown. A hometown that is always proud of their own.

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Carry the pride on our head.

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