"The Nine Lives of Chloe King" Was Cancelled 6 Years Ago And I'm Still Not Over It

"The Nine Lives of Chloe King" Was Cancelled 6 Years Ago And I'm Still Not Over It

My inner 12-year-old still isn't over the cancellation of my favorite show.
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When most people turn sixteen, they celebrate by having a party and getting together with about a hundred of their "closest" friends. Chloe King, however, celebrated by developing weird feline abilities, dying for the first time, and learning that the people she thought were her parents weren't really her parents at all.

Sounds a little odd, right?

Apparently, the general public agreed. When "The Nine Lives of Chloe King" aired for one season in 2011, it was received only moderately well. In comparison to ABC Family's other shows at the time (RIP ABC Family), such as "Switched at Birth," viewership was certainly low, leading to its cancellation after only one season on the air.

Having read the novel "The Nine Lives of Chloe King" by Liz Braswell prior to the show's conception, I quickly became an avid viewer. Sure, the plot was a little cheesy and had been altered quite drastically from the book, however my 12-year-old self loved it nonetheless.

I became fixated on wanting to be like Chloe King, played by Skyler Samuels. I made lists of items I needed to buy in order to mimic her style. She was an employee at a thrift shop, so I suddenly developed an affinity for thrift shops, although I never actually went to one. I bought new hair products in an attempt to mimic her curly hair, as well as altering my entire wardrobe. Chloe drove as Kia Soul, so it suddenly became my dream car. Apparently, the not-so-subtle product placement worked wonders on me.

Benjamin Stone, who played one of Chloe's two love interests, quickly became my celebrity crush. I vividly remember doodling "I <3 Ben Stone" in the margins of my notebooks and on the whiteboard in my bedroom. To this day, I still follow him on Instagram, and I'll even admit to having majorly fangirled when he recently liked one of my comments on his photo. Seriously, I'm 18 and still freaked out.

As you can probably tell by now, I was majorly obsessed. Somehow, this show had taken over my life.

When the conclusion of the first season came, it ended on a huge cliffhanger. I patiently awaited the episode in order to find out the results of this situation. Instead of gaining clarity, however, something much more horrible occurred.

"The Nine Lives of Chloe King" was cancelled.

I probably sound crazy - rambling on about a TV show cancelled six years ago. However, this show came at a pivotal point in my life. At the age of 12, I was only just coming of age and exploring my own identity. Rather than find my own, however, I decided to try to mimic Chloe's. When this show was cancelled, my inspiration was suddenly ripped out from under me without so much of a movie to clarify the ending. Seriously, still waiting on that movie...

I joined all of the "Bring Back TNLOCK" Facebook pages and became an avid poster. Despite my best efforts, I wasn't able to resurrect my favorite show.

To this day, I'm still not over it. This was the first real "fandom" I was a part of. The first show I felt the need to watch religiously every single week. The first characters I really, truly fell in love with.

Although it gets better over time, I will never truly get over the cancellation of "The Nine Lives of Chloe King."


Cover Image Credit: The Nine Lives Wikia

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Warcraft 3: Reforged - A legend returns

One of the top 100 games of the century makes a comeback in an epic way.

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17 years ago, the legion invaded the realm of Azeroth, forcing the different races of Humans, Orcs, Night elves, and Undead to make the most unlikely of alliances. There were those who fought for the light while the others wished to banish it. Night and day, the furnaces of Lordaeron burnt bright as the loyal dwarves of Khaz Modan hammer away the swords and shields that would aid the fight ahead.

17 years ago, the young orc warchief Thrall foresaw the fate of his people as meteors of green flames crash upon his lands. He saw the upcoming demise of his clanand ordered a mass evacuation towards a new continent where they shall be safe for generations to come. 17 years ago, the night elves felt a corruption within the Tree of Life, causing them to split into opposing factions: one fought in the name of the Goddess, while the other fought in the name of personal hatred. 17 years ago, a legion of undead came upon the shores of Lordaeron, plaguing the land and defiling the life force of the realm. That was the story of Warcraft, one that spanned continents and races only to join them together for a crucial battle of their history.

Warcraft 3: Reforged - Cinematic Trailer Youtube

Warcraft was a monument to an entire gaming generation, ranked 2nd best game of all time by German games magazine "GameStar." Its fate, however, was ultimately sealed as computing technology became better and overshadowed the old giant. Plus, with the rise of gaming consoles and handheld gaming devices, PC gaming lost its appeal slowly, and games like Starcraft or Warcraft eventually faded into oblivion.

But over on the horizon, Blizzard Entertainment came to the rescue. Following the success of their previous release of Starcraft: Remastered, they decided to come forth with their next great project: remastering Warcraft 3.

Using a new and revamped engine built over the foundations of the old one, they have rebuilt the world we once loved. Adding to that are new, high definition voices and sound effects that they recorded just for this old game. For the blurry characters of old, the team decided to upscale and remodel all present units to give them the 2019 high-def treatment they deserved. For the old user interface (UI), the development team settled on one that resembled the "Starcraft: Remastered" interface, offering more room for players to look at the gorgeous 4K character models. Also, to fit the new continuity from World of Warcraft, Blizzard opted to alter the story by a small margin, showing promising changes to the revived game.

Warcraft 3 – Original vs. Reforged Trailer Graphics Comparison Youtube

However, not everyone was hyped when the game was announced. Many gamers expressed disappointment at Blizzard's move of remastering old games instead of developing new ones. Many, feeling uncomfortable at the company's decision, took to the internet and into forums. Some fans expressed concerns over Blizzard's decision to retcon a game they hold dear Some are unhappy with the graphics not being consistent with characters: unit models look too detailed while buildings look cartoonish.

Despite all this, the general population loved the announcement at Blizzcon. As the game slowly reaches its release date of December 31, 2019, the hype can only go up from here. For those of us who can't hold their excitement, here's a video of the crowd's insane reaction to the announcement:


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