Wednesday, 21 November 2012

The story behind the vow

The story behind the vow

You may have seen the movie ‘The Vow’, but did you know that it is based on a true story?

Just ten weeks after Krickitt carpenter’s wedding, she had a car accident, which put her into a coma for four months.

Kim (her husband) and Krickitt Carpenter had been driving from their home in Las Vegas to Phoenix, to visit Krickitt’s parents for Thanksgiving. Krickitt, who was in the driver’s seat, tried to swerve around a slow-moving lorry, when a truck following too closely on their tail hit the Carpenter’s car from behind, sending it rolling for a hundred feet and ripping off the roof. 

When she woke up she had no memory of the 2 years before the accident, she didn’t even know her own husband.

The head injuries Krickitt had sustained in the accident were so severe that at first she remembered nothing. She didn’t even remember how to dress herself, brush her teeth - not even how to walk. ‘But these skills were all stored in my long-term memory, so once I was shown how to do them in intensive therapy, they came flooding back,’ she says. 

Even now, 18 years later she still doesn’t remember those 2 years.

Even though she didn’t remember her husband she saw the movie of her wedding and one of her vows was “to stay together for good or for bad” so she stuck to her promise and fell back in love with her husband.

 Three years after the accident, Kim and Krickitt got married for a second time, to create for her fresh memories of their wedding day.

And they waited eleven years after the accident before they decided to have children.

The couple agree that seeing their story on the big screen still takes some getting used to. ‘It’s strange to think of our marriage being portrayed as a remarkable love story, when, for us, we just did what we said we would do - we kept our vows,’ says Kim. 

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Who says animated films are for kids?

As a person, I am slightly dog-obsessed- don't blame me, it's a family thing. Anyway, so for as long as I can remember I have been in the vicinity of a dog. So it’s no surprise that my favourite childhood film was 101 Dalmatians (the cartoon one, not the live action, even though Glenn Close makes an excellent Cruella) I had it on video, you jel? The basic plot is of a Dalmatian called Pongo and his ‘pet’ Roger, Pongo wants to find Roger a wife (he also wants like a dog girlfriend). Anyways they meet this woman and her dog, Perdy. They all get married etc. Long story short, Perdy has puppies and Cruella DeVil (very punny funny) hires two thieves to steal them. The humans, try as they might, can’t find the puppies. So it’s up to the dogs and the ‘twilight bark’ which is like howling at night-time. The news reaches the colonel and Sergeant Tibbs (a cat) and they discover the puppies at Hell Hall (Cruella’s holiday home that’s, like, fallen apart) so they tell Pongo and Perdy that their puppies have been found and they go to save their puppies (along with the other 86 puppies). So they’re on their way back to London when Cruella and the thieves catch up with them, but they escape in a van, disguising themselves as Labradors, covering themselves in soot. They get home to London and their owners decide they’ll keep all the puppies and move to the country where they’ll have a ‘Dalmatian Plantation’. How do I remember all of this? Not gonna lie, I watched it two weeks ago. So proof that animated films aren’t just for kids, because I’m 16 and I still love that film.

Isabella Milne

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

For over a Century I have lived in secret…

From left; Stefan, Elena and Damon

They say that for your first article you should write about something that you know. We know of nothing better than The Vampire Diaries, we are major nerds.
First we’d like to say that Damon is amazing. He is one of the main characters in The Vampire Diaries, who starts out evil, but becomes super nice-ish because he falls in love with his brother’s girlfriend, Elena. That’s awkward.

This is Damon
It all started with a meeting, then a compulsion, then a car crash! Elena and her parents were on their way back from a party, when they were involved in a car accident. Elena was the only one to survive. A few months later she returns to school, and meets a mysterious boy. His name is Stefan, it later turns out that he was the one who saved Elena from the car crash, and also, you know, he’s a vampire. So basically they had a happy couple of seasons until he went off the deep end and she fell in love with his brother. You can’t make that kind of stuff up.

So anyways in the season 3 finale, Elena was involved in another car crash, seriously. Long story short, she dies and kind of becomes a vampire. So season 4 will open with her transitioning into a vampire.

Our expectations;

Elena will become some sort of weird spirit, as she’d rather die than become a vampire. FYI her best friend is a witch so she’ll sort that one out.

Damon and Elena will get together.

Stefan will smile.

Katherine will turn nice, get together with Damon, Elena will get super jel and the drama will explode.

So the main source of our overly-nerdy excitement at the moment is the impending Season 4 premier! Elena will wake up in transition; Klaus will be in Tyler’s body, and we will be sat in our pyjamas with a bowl of popcorn.

So here’s what actually happened;

Elena almost became a weird spirit thing but Bonnie’s grandma ruined totally ruined it. But she paid for that, oh well!

Damon and Elena didn’t get together, epic fail.

Stefan and Elena are united once more.

Katherine didn’t make an entrance, but don’t worry, should happen soon.

What will happen soon (we’re totally psychic):

Damon and Elena have a super amazing scene and will get together, mark our words. That is all we want.

So here’s what happened in episode two;

Elena was super ill, vampire style.

Elena drank Damon’s blood and Stefan was annoyed, we’re not really sure why though.

There is a new vampire hunter and he has ghost tattoos.

So anyways, thank you for taking the time to read our nerdyness.

By Rebecca Wood and Isabella Milne

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Holt Press Pack 2012

Welcome to the new Holt Press Pack Blog

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