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Blaine and Sophia?!

Okay, I'm almost positive that they are not brother and sister. Aren't they related though?! I can't seem to find it anywhere, unless I overlooked it. But, I believe they are. Since their last names are "wise", they are both from Florida and their hair is a lot alike.

Does anyone know? It isn't a urgent or even necessary to know, I am just curious.

Aftermath

I stumbled upon this random message board, where I guess Olivia/Mallory's mom is a member of and she gives a lot of information on the behind the scenes part of the show.

It's here. Her username is 'tina_in_indy'
Pretty interesting to read. I thought her comments about Greg were pretty surprising.

Music that relates?

So, I was going to post this a few weeks ago, but I figured that it might work better after the series ended.

Anyways, I have this thing where I like to match songs up to things that I like. I was thinking if anybody else did this? If so, what songs have thought suited KN?

I'll put some behind the cut :D So beware, IT'S LONG.Collapse )

Sorry if you consider this spam;;

Good Times We'll Share Again...

I am so sad, what shall i do without my weekly overly exuberant "OH MY GOD" from Mike?

This last episode was a bit lackluster though I thought. For a season finale it could have been a bit more involved. Should have been 2 hours or at least an hour and a half.
I would have liked to see a longer reunion with the parents, along with a longer saying good-bye segment.

Hopefully we will a get a decent First Season DVD release with some extra stuff.

song?

what was the name of the song the Kids were singing at the end of the finale?

Go Morgan. Go Alex.

After twelve weeks of watching these kids struggle with each other to set up "a better nation", I wish I could say I actually focused on the finale. While I watched it, I'm pretty sure my heart was somewhere else.

I'm a white girl. Green eyes and red hair all the way. I live in a suburban town outside of Youngstown, Ohio. And I recently started dating a boy that's been a friend of mine for a few years, and I really like him a lot. The catch? Well. Not all is perfect. He's black, and my parents are not happy about it. In fact, my mother threatened to toss me out of the house for dating him. Yeah. Chew on that for a second.

So I watched the finale in a bit of an apathetic manner. But I wanted to point out my love for Morgan and her family, as well as a little shout to Alex and his family. The person who posted ahead of me noted that they are interracial families...

...and I'd like to note that both these kids won gold stars. Morgan even won the additional, $50,000 gold star...and she's the product of a white mother and a black father. I think that's pretty awesome. In fact, I'd like to shove it in my parents' faces.

Now, I'm only 19 and a freshman college, and I'm certainly not looking to settle down, get married, or have kids yet by any means. My boyfriend is 18, and graduating high school this year, with the intention of going to college as well, and no desire for a family either. Yet, we're going to make this work like Morgan's parents and Alex's parents made their relationships work.

It was inspirational for me to see that, at least. Since when does skin color have to matter? Segregation is over. The 60s have ended. I wish that everyone could take a look at Morgan and the family she's from, and Alex and the family he's from. I wish my family could see that and support me.

it's so hard to say goodbye to yesterday

Kid Nation Season Finale Recap:
  • The episode starts with an emotional Mike on the verge of tears waking up in the middle of the night and wandering around town, only to find the job board completely up in flames.
  • After standing and staring at it for 5 minutes, Mike decides to pull a Paul Revere and runs around town waking everyone up to come look at the job board.
  • Like any scared kid who doesn't know that the producers are playing a mean trick on them, the kids start scattering to find water to put out the fire.  Jared gets a small tin cup, thinking any water helps, but ends up missing the board when he attempts to throw the water on it.  So much for that idea.
  • Jonathan shows up in the morning telling the kids that the job board fire was no accident.  He also brings out the journal, which future arsonist, Mallory, suggests he burn with the board.
  • With no job board and no guiding journal, the town goes into chaos, with the kids raiding the saloon and candy stores.  The green district is nowhere to be found, presumably reading or praying in their bunkhouses.
  • Sophia, as predicted, prepares dinner that night.  During dinner, the town council addresses the citizens and basically tells them that they fucked up.  Everyone cheers when they tell them to fix the town.  IDGI.
  • The next morning all the kids work on tidying up.  I still don't get why.
  • Jonathan announces the showdown reward is the last gold star and there is basically no challenge.  He promises that more surprises are in store.
  • While the council goes off to decide, Jonathan asks who the town thinks should get it.  Guylan suggests Mike for being the most bipolar citizen of Bonanza.  Laurel, who is always of sound mind and judgment suggests Sophia should get another gold star.
  • DK, proving exactly how great of a leader he is under pressure, begins to cry and claim he doesn't want to make the decision.
  • The council comes back and announces that Zach is the last 20k gold star winner.  Shocked (was it really that shocking?), Zach cries and accepts his prize.
  • Taylor and Layla decide it is the best idea to put the chickens in their bunk to sleep with them for a night.  Emilie comes in and asks the yellow girls if she can spend the night in their bunk tonight.  The girls say sure.
  • 2 minutes later, Kelsey, aka The Instigator, comes up to Emilie and basically says, GTFO.  A fight ensues and Migle and has to break the girls up with only half her clothes on.  Good thing she has experience.  The fight ends with the yellow girls agreeing to hang out with Emilie the next day.  Suuurree...
  • The kids are gathered to find out that there are 3 additional gold stars to be distributed, each worth 50k.  Take that, Zach.
  • Jonathan tells the kids that the challenge they must complete to gain access to those stars is to throw a Bonanza City Bonanza filled with 3 tasks that must be finished.
  • The first task is to cook a bunch of food.  The microwave, which everyone hated before, comes in handy as they  must load a jar with hot tomato sauce.  Pizza, my ass.
  • The second task is to assemble picnic tables.  Mike uses his boy scout skills to help direct everyone else.  Greg, having done pretty much everything humanly possible, has experience with picnic table building and builds quite a few himself.
  • The last task is to shovel all their trash out and wheel it away to bury.  Greg and Blaine, being the beasts, shoveled a ton of dirt out of the way to help make more room for trash.  The kids have to run back to ring the bell, but DK, of course, collapses and has to be carried by Greg and Blaine back to the start.
  • The kids win the reward and find out their families are here to join the party!  HOORAY!  Hugs, kisses, and Bonanza Bombs all around.
  • The kids and parents head in for the last town hall meeting for the announcement of the last 3 gold star winners.  First one goes to, no shock, Sophia!  Second, to the mother of the town, Morgan.  Third, goes to NOT LAUREL, but Migle.  Bogus.
  • And then, it's the end.  :(

well.

    I cried a little. Did you?