Why Jessica Davis Actually Had The Saddest Storyline In “13 Reasons Why”

Why Jessica Davis Actually Had The Saddest Storyline In “13 Reasons Why”

She deserved more than walking around everyday life not know that she was sexually assaulted.
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If you were anything like me, you had been waiting for "13 Reasons Why " to become an adaptation for a long time. A few years after the book came out, there were rumors that Selena Gomez was going to play Hannah Baker, but the movie never came. Now, Netflix has made it into a TV series and it's all everyone is talking about.

There are two different lessons you can learn from this show. For the people that don't have suicidal thoughts: words hurt. You could be joking about something but that person might take it personally. You never know what that person is going through. For a person that has had suicidal thoughts: people will miss you. The people that hurt you while you were alive will beat themselves up, because they'll believe that they are the reason you killed yourself. Your parents are going to miss seeing your face every day.

There is a lot everyone can learn by watching this show, but I'm not here to write about what you can learn about this show; I'm here to talk about one specific storyline from "13 Reasons Why".

Everyone's been talking about Hannah Baker and her story, and yes, her story is sad; people treated her like trash. They took every chance they had to shoot her down, but all the other characters had sad storylines too, specifically Jessica Davis.

Her life at Liberty High started off like Hannah Baker's; she was the new kid in town who didn't have any friends and didn't know anyone. But Jessica was use to it, because her dad always had to move around. She was always the new kid. Just from that, you could tell that she didn't have many close friends.

Then she started dating Alex who supposedly "loved her", but made a list and put her best friend, Hannah Baker as the best ass in school and put her as the worst ass in school, because she wouldn't have sex with him. Alex pinned them against each other and it left Hannah and Jessica with no friends.

Jessica Davis needed someone which brought her to Justin Foley, the person that let her down the most. The one person she trusted with all her heart who let his best friend, Bryce, rape her while she was unconscious. The worst part about that situation is that he lied to her about getting raped for months, telling her that they hooked up that night and that's all that happened.

Twelve people knew about Jessica getting raped by Bryce and they let her walk around getting high and drunk with him; they let her be buddy-buddy with her rapist. He could have raped her again if he wanted too. No one was stopping her.

The only reason Justin ended up telling her that Bryce raped her was because he didn't want her hanging out with him anymore. It wasn't because she deserved to know; he thought that he was "protecting" her when in reality, he was hurting her even more. He humiliated her in front of a group of people and he let her soul get taken away without her even knowing it was gone.

Justin and Jessica had so much trust in each other; they were both broken and when they were together, they were whole. Because of this, Jessica believed every word that came out of his mouth, so when she heard Hannah's tape about the night of the party, she of course believed what Justin had said.

A part of me thinks that she knew that something else happened that night but she was too scared to ask if the tapes were true. In one scene, Courtney and Jessica were in the locker room, and Jessica had mentioned that Clay wanted to help her and go forward about what happened to her. But Courtney tells her that everything Hannah said was a lie, but Jessica said that the tape about Bryce and the hot or not list was true so why would she lie about this.

She wanted to believe Justin, because that's her boyfriend, but Hannah's tape is contradictory of what he is saying and she doesn't know what to believe. People keep giving Jessica ultimatums to not believe the tapes and she takes them every chance she can, because she's afraid of the truth and she doesn't know what to do with it.

Jessica knows that something else might have happened that night, which is why I think she started hanging out with Bryce more than usual, because she wants Justin to tell her the truth. She knows that if she asks Justin what happened that night, then he's going to tell her that they only had sex together. So instead of asking Justin, she hangs out with Bryce to push Justin's buttons into telling her the truth. She shouldn't have had to push Justin's buttons into telling her; he should have told her. She deserved more than walking around everyday not knowing that she was sexually assaulted.

Her story made me cry multiple times. The person she use to call her friend killed herself. Her ex-boyfriend tried to pressure her into having sex with him by making a list and embarrassing her, and she was raped by her boyfriend's best friend and was lied to about it for months. Just like Hannah, Jessica had her soul snatched away, the only difference is that Jessica didn't know hers was taken away.

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50 Quotes from the Best Vines

If you're picturing the vines in your head, you're doing it right
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In 2017 we had to say goodbye to one of the best websites to ever roam the internet: Vine. In case you have been living under a rock since 2013, Vine was -(sad face)- a website and app that took the internet and the app store by storm in Winter 2013. It contained 6-second videos that were mostly comedy- but there were other genres including music, sports, cool tricks and different trends. Vine stars would get together and plan out a vine and film it till they got it right.

It was owned by Twitter and it was shut down because of so many reasons; the viners were leaving and making money from Youtube, there was simply no money in it and Twitter wanted us to suffer.

There's been a ton of threads on Twitter of everyone's favorite vines so I thought I'd jump in and share some of my favorites. So without further ado, here are some quotes of vines that most vine fanatics would know.

1. "AHH...Stahhp. I coulda dropped mah croissant"

2. "Nate how are those chicken strips?" "F%#K YA CHICKEN STRIPS.....F%#K ya chicken strips!"

3. "Road work ahead? Uh Yea, I sure hope it does"

4. "Happy Crimus...." "It's crismun..." "Merry crisis" "Merry chrysler"

5. "...Hi Welcome to Chili's"

6. "HoW dO yOu kNoW wHaT's gOoD fOr mE?" "THAT'S MY OPINIONNN!!!.."

7."Welcome to Bible Study. We're all children of Jesus... Kumbaya my looordd"

8. Hi my name's Trey, I have a basketball game tomorrow. Well I'm a point guard, I got shoe game..."

9. "It's a avocadooo...thanks"

10. "Yo how much money do you have?" "69 cents" "AYE you know what that means?" "I don't have enough money for chicken nuggets"

11. "Hurricane Katrina? More like Hurricane Tortilla."

12. "Hey Tara you want some?" "This b*%th empty. YEET!"

13. "Get to Del Taco. They got a new thing called Freesha-- Free-- Freeshavaca do"

14. "Mothertrucker dude that hurt like a buttcheek on a stick"

15. "Two brooss chillin in a hot tub 5 feet apart cuz they're not gay"

16. "Jared can you read number 23 for the class?" "No I cannot.... What up I'm Jared, I'm 19 and I never f#@%in learned how to read."

17. "Not to be racist or anything but Asian people SSUUGHHH"

18. 18. "I wanna be a cowboy baby... I wanna be a cowboy baby"

19. "Hey, I'm lesbian" "I thought you were American"

20. "I spilled lipstick in your Valentino bag" "you spilled- whaghwhha- lipstick in my Valentino White bag?"

21. "What's better than this? Guys bein dudes"

22. "How'd you get these bumps? ya got eggzma?" "I got what?" "You got eggzma?"

23. "WHAT ARE THOSEEEEE?" "THEY are my crocs!"

24. "Can I get a waffle? Can I please get a waffle?"

25. "HAPPY BIRTHDAY RAVEN!" "I can't sweem"

26. "Say Coloradoo" "I'M A GIRAFFE!!"

27. "How much did you pay for that taco?" Aight yo you know this boys got his free tacoo"

28. *Birds chirping* "Tweekle Tweekle"

29. "Girl, you're thicker than a bowl of oatmeal"

30. "I brought you Frankincense" "Thank you" "I brought you Myrrh" "Thank you" "Mur-dur" "huh...Judas..no"

31. "Sleep? I don't know about sleep...it's summertime" "You ain't go to bed?" "Oh she caught me"

32. "All I wanna tell you is school's not important... Be whatever you wanna be. If you wanna be a dog...RUFF. You know?"33. "Oh I like ya accent where you from?" "I'm Liberian" "Oh, my bad *whispering* I like your accent..."

34. "Next Please" "Hello" "Sir, this is a mug shot" "A mug shot? I don't even drink coffee"


35. "Hey did you happen to go to class last week?" "I have never missed a class"

36. "Go ahead and introduce yourselves" "My name is Michael with a B and I've been afraid of insects my entire-" "Stop, stop, stop. Where?" "Hmm?" "Where's the B?" "There's a bee?"

37. "There's only one thing worse than a rapist...Boom" "A child" "No"

38. "Later mom. What's up me and my boys are going to see Uncle Kracker...GIVE ME MY HAT BACK JORDAN! DO YOU WANNA SEE UNCLE KRACKER OR NO?


39. "Dad look, it's the good kush." This is the dollar store, how good can it be?"

40. "Zach stop...Zach stop...You're gonna get in trouble. Zach"

41. "CHRIS! Is that a weed? "No this is a crayon-" I'm calling the police" *puts 911 into microwave* "911 what's your emergency"

42. "WHY? WHY? WHY? WHY? WHY? "

43. *Blowing vape on table* * cameraman blows it away* "ADAM"

44. "Would you like the spider in your hand?" "Yea" "Say please" "Please" *puts spider in hand* *screams*

45. "Oh hi, thanks for checking in I'm still a piece of garrbaagge"

46. *girl blows vape* "...WoW"

47. *running* "...Daddy?" "Do I look like-?"

48. *Pours water onto girl's face" "Hello?"

49. "Wait oh yes wait a minute Mr. Postman" "HaaaAHH"

50. "...And they were roommates" "Mah God they were roommates"


I could literally go on forever because I just reference vines on a daily basis. Rest in peace Vine

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5 Things "Midnight In Paris" Taught Me About Life

"You'll never be satisfied in the present if you're wishing for the past."

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****(THERE WILL BE SPOILERS SO DON'T READ IF YOU PLAN ON WATCHING THE MOVIE)****
Paris.

The famous City of Love filled with glamour, beautiful architecture and, of course, the romance.

You can't help but fall in love while walking down the busy Parisian streets. The overwhelming aroma coming from the pastries that hit you as you walk down the sidewalk. Or the sounds of the musicians filling your ears as they play in the park. Or the people filling the air with laughter as they leave the little corner cafe. It makes you want to walk down the street on a beautiful night while its pouring rain out or go to every museum there is in sight. It's new and exciting and leaves you wondering what kind of surprise will be on the next street.

Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris portrays the serene city life perfectly, making you feel as if you are truly walking through the different markets or pondering over the different paintings. Not only does it make you want to hop on a plane ASAP, it causes you to have a completely different outlook on life. Each time I watch it, I find a different thing that it has taught me.


1. Embrace your passions.

Throughout life, we find different things that we show interest in and care about. Maybe you're passionate about photography or collecting pins from around the world. Whatever it is, don't be afraid to go 110% in with it. Passion's are about creating and trying to achieve a dream of yours and all Gil wanted to do was write a book about "a guy who owns a nostalgia shop". This is what he was heartfelt about and what he was willing to put all his time into but time and time again was shut down.

Passions are about not giving up even if most people don't understand. Passions are about believing anything could be possible and making it possible. Passions are struggles and overcoming them one step at a time. Passions are for growth in character. Passions show what's important to you. Why throw away something you care about because the people around you don't share the same interests?

2. Don't settle for 'comfortable.'

As we all know (or if you haven't seen this movie, sorry... spoiler), at the beginning of the movie Gil's engaged to Inez but at the end of the movie he walks the streets of Paris as a single man. (no matter how much I love Rachel McAdams, this decision was necessary...I don't think Gil, let alone anyone, would be able to handle her snobby, nagging character for his whole life anyway)

Gil decided to end his engagement with Inez because they wanted different things. He also wanted someone to support him and accept the things he cared about. This decision wasn't easy and took lots of wandering around Paris at night as well as meaningful talks with literary heroes, but it worked out. Even though he loved her and wanted to marry her at one point, he knew that this "comfortable bubble" had to burst. He had to let her go and start a new path for himself.

The decision he makes shows its okay to stray away from your comfortable circle. It's okay to let go of the past if it's just holding you down instead of pushing you towards the future. The hardest part of this decision is the realization that you have to take a stand. It's even harder when there's the possibility of hurting someone else. Don't hold on to toxicity only because they were with you during a part of your life where you took a big leap or went through hard times. Comfortable doesn't mean permanent.

3. Surround yourself with people who inspire you.

I find this to be one of the most important things I've learned in life. You'll never feel fully satisfied in life if you are surrounding yourself with people who don't inspire you. Gil stayed true to himself and what he loved. He surrounded himself with people who would bring him up instead of tearing him down and as a result, had inspiration and happiness. Being around these famous and talented writers (that he had dreamt for so long of being) motivated him to want to finish his book. Inspiration brings motivation. If you are constantly hanging around with people who would rather do anything that helps you with your passions, then they aren't the right people. They won't participate in the things you care about, they'll ignore what you say and they won't find interest in what you're saying.

If hanging out with writers that are imaginable and free-spirited, or hanging out with people who could read six books in one day or maybe they love to just hang around at home and watch all the movies in the world, no matter who you find yourself more comfortable with, I hope those same people are also the ones who inspire you to do the things you love and are passionate about.

4. Be with someone who doesn't bring you down.

Like I previously stated, Gil was engaged to a woman who couldn't care less about what he loved and wrote about. All she cared about was the things money could buy, or rather what her father could buy for her. She constantly would bring Gil down and couldn't understand WHY he was writing about a nostalgia shop or why he wanted to walk around Paris in the rain.

Gil was someone who enjoyed and appreciated the little things in life. Old school.

Inez only cared about herself and money. Materialistic.

Why associate yourself with people who bring you down and tear you apart? Why make yourself constantly feel negative towards yourself? Coming from prior experience, I've dealt with some rocky friendships and relationships. Slowly (but surely) I've learned to respect myself and surround myself with the right people instead of constantly feeling like the issue. Gil didn't realize how toxic and draining Inez and her family was. He decided he'd rather surround himself with the encouraging and inspiring writers of the 1920's or the record shop girl he met while looking at all the different markets. He decided to prioritize and care about himself, just like you should too.

5. Live in the moment.

The biggest lesson in Midnight in Paris is that you have to be present and live in the moment. The magic of the past is what Gil longed for in life. My favorite moment in the movie is when Gil goes with Adriana to her golden age Belle Époque. He doesn't understand why she would be longing for another time period when she lives in the best one. She then explains that the 1920's isn't the best time period and that she always had wished she lived during the Belle Époque. This is when Gil realizes that no matter who you are and where you're living, you're always going to long for a different place. Eventually, living in the 1920's in Paris will become your "regular" life and then you'll start to long for a time before then.

You'll never be satisfied in the present if you're wishing for the past.


Gil says "If you stay here though, and this becomes your present then pretty soon you'll start imagining another time was... Yeah, that's what the present is. It's a little unsatisfying because life's a little unsatisfying."

You have to learn to live in the moment or else life will never be fulfilling. This was the eye-opening moment in the movie, when Gil, who was writing a book about a NOSTALGIA shop, finally learned to accept the present instead of long for the past. I believe when we start to love the moment we're in, that's when we will be the happiest in life.
The best part of the movie was getting to watch Gil grow as a character. We watched him experience the true ups and downs of an unhealthy relationship and we watched him find his passion. We watched him mature and grow confidence. We watched him become the true form of himself instead of him wanting to please everyone else around him.

Not only did I love watching him grow, I felt like I changed during that movie. I felt my eyes open to the possibilities of different things. I learned to live in the moment and stop wishing for a different life. As much as I would love to travel to 1920's Paris and have a chat with F. Scott Fitzgerald or Ernest Hemingway, I wouldn't trade this life for anything. One day, there are going to be people wishing they lived during my lifetime.


"I believe that love that is true and real creates a respite from death. All cowardice comes from not loving, or not loving well, which is the same thing." -Ernest Hemingway, Midnight in Paris

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