The Importance Of Netflix's Adaptation Of 13 Reasons Why

The Importance Of Netflix's Adaptation Of 13 Reasons Why

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The literary world was taken by storm in 2007 when Jay Asher's debut novel, Thirteen Reasons Why, hit bookshelves. This novel captivated audiences with its true-to-life story about a teenage girl, Hannah Baker, who commits suicide. Rather than letting her story die with her, she records it on cassette tapes and sends them in a box to people who impacted her decision. The novel follows her classmate Clay Jenkins on the night he receives and listens to the tapes- a night that will change his life forever.

For years, there has been speculation of a movie adaptation. Rumors began flying almost immediately that Selena Gomez would be attached to the project in some way. Fans of the novel would search the Internet every once in a while for more movie news, but to no avail. No more information was released about a movie, giving fans the impression that an adaptation just wasn't in the cards.

Hope was restored on October 29, when Variety announced that Netflix is adapting Thirteen Reasons Why as a 13-episode series. Selena Gomez is set to be Executive Producer of the project, along with Mandy Teefey and Kristel Laiblin. The writing team is set to include Brian Yorkey, who found success penning the rock musical "Next to Normal."

No word has been released on who is set to star in the series, or when it will launch. But that does not stop the excitement from building.

The fact that Thirteen Reasons Why will be adapted to the small screen can do great things for the public. Despite the fact that the novel has been on the New York Times Bestseller's List consistently for the past eight years, it's not a very well-known story. It's a shame, because it's a story that needs to be shared and talked about. People tend to shy away from discussions of mental health, depression, and suicide. They operate under the philosophy that if these topics are never discussed, then they'll disappear. They won't be a problem anymore.

Newsflash: it does not work like that. In fact, it's the opposite. The more the world pretends that these issues don't exist, the worse they'll get. If these issues are treated by society as things that are shameful and need to be hidden, then it makes it that much harder for someone to seek treatment if they start feeling depressed (or show symptoms of any other mental illness.)

Fortunately, Netflix is one of the most popular services of our time. People are always looking for another new show to binge-watch on the weekends. With an adaptation of Thirteen Reasons Why being added to Netflix, it'll bring to light the issues of depression and suicide, especially in teenagers. There won't be such a stigma, and it might just give someone the courage to speak up and get the help they need.

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22 Post Malone ‘beerbongs & bentleys’ Lyrics College Kids Will Use As Insta Captions This Summer

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If you didn't know, I am really not sure how you wouldn't know, but it's fine, Post Malone's new album FINALLY came out! Posty has time and time again proven that he's a trailblazer in the music industry. His genre is a mix of everything, from rap to acoustic guitar, and he sounds like he's at home in both settings.

Here it is, a list of Post Malone lyrics you'll use or see as Instagram captions. I can already feel it, this summer is Posty's summer –– a summer for "beerbongs & bentleys."

1. "Spoil My Night" - "Won't you come spoil my night?"

2. "Spoil My Night" - "Feelings come into play and I'm thinkin' this happens every time"

3. "Spoil My Night" - "Yeah, when I walk up in a party, they all act like they know me"

4. "Zack and Codeine" - "Been livin' fast, no I can't take it slowly"

5. "Zack and Codeine" - "But it don't mean nothing without all my people"

6. "Zack and Codeine" - "Pour that drink 'cause we ain't sleepin' tonight"

7. "Takin Shots" - "Heard that there's a party, I might pay a visit"

8. "Takin Shots" - "Baby, just for the night, you my soulmate"

9. "Over Now" - "I'ma turn the tables, promise you will not forget it"

10. "Stay" - "Damn, who are we right now?"

11. "Blame It On Me" - "These hurricanes inside of my brain"

12. "Same Bitches" - "Bottles on deck, and my drink full"

13. "Same Bitches" - "Population four million, how I see the same bitches?"

14. "Jonestown" - "It happens every time"

15. "92 Explorer" - "She in the front seat head bangin'"

16. "Sugar Wraith" - "And then I went and changed my life"

17. "Sugar Wraith" - "I take the lead, they just follow"

18. "Rockstar" - "Sayin, 'I'm with the band'"

19. "Rockstar" - "Livin’ like a Rockstar, I’m livin’ like a Rockstar"

20. "Rockstar" - "Sweeter than a Pop-Tart”

21. "Psycho" - "Can’t really trust nobody with all this jewelry on you"

22. "Psycho" - "I got homies, let it go"

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Don't Tell Me Fairy Tales Don't Exist

You'll never be able to convince me that they don't.
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Fairy tales do exist, and you won't be able to convince me otherwise.

People like to say that love only exists in fairy tales, and fairy tales just don't happen. However, I beg to differ. Fairy tales do exist, and one just so happened to take place on May 19, 2018, with the whole world watching.

The royal wedding that took place was that of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. The now princess made her name as an actress, campaigner and blogger--and is now Prince Harry's wife.

Meghan started out at just age 11 fighting for women's equality and continued to pursue that. Then, she had a stint working as an intern for the US Embassy in Argentina that made her think her path might lead her into politics, but she changed course when her acting career began to take off. Between auditions, she made money by doing calligraphy for wedding invitations, using skills she developed in handwriting classes at school.

In terms of dating and relationships, Meghan hasn't had the easiest time, much like a lot of other women. Meghan was married once before; however, the marriage only lasted a short two years before the couple divorced and parted ways.

Obviously, she didn't let that setback stop her from finding her prince, literally. To those who watched the wedding, it was clear that Prince Harry truly loves Meghan. He cried and was a nervous wreck, which was slightly adorable--not to mention he hand-picked her bouquet of flowers from his mother, Princess Diana's, garden.

While the list of young available princes is short, looking for a real prince isn't the moral of this article. However, what you should take away from this is that it's okay to work on bettering yourself and furthering your career while waiting for your true love.

You also shouldn't be discouraged by setbacks because the most incredible thing may come just after said setback. I'm not saying that you have to marry a prince to find your fairy tale, but the love that is found within them is out there.

So, be patient, work on yourself, and your Prince Charming is sure to find you and show you the love that we read about in fairy tales--because yes, they do exist.

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