Author has written 3 stories for Titanic.
Don't they say you never forget your first love? I fell in love with Titanic after watching it for the first time at the age of 11. If there was a way to make money out of knowing almost everything there is to know about the movie, its characters, lessons, themes, cultural impact and so on I'd be the perfect candidate for the job.
In fact, as we have argued, many girls are unable to simply or gleefully consume even those cultural materials directed at them, and are instead very aware of the stamp of devaluation their fandom carries in this society – or embarrassed by their peers’ lack of awareness. They are faced with the paradox of tainting (in the larger public eye) what they love and admire simply though the act of loving and admiring it. These girls are placed in the uncomfortable position of having to negotiate expressions of their fandom under the disapproving lens of the journalistic arbiters of (adult, male) taste and the begrudging (adult, male) recipient of their attentions. And many girls, for the same reason, are also faced with the complementary paradox of trying to remove their love and admiration of a public object into more private, supportive spaces, but with only partial success.
- p. 83 in Nash, M and Lahti, M. (1999). 'Almost Ashamed to Say I am One of Those Girls’: Titanic, Leonardo DiCaprio and the Paradoxes of Girls’ Fandom. in Kevin Sandler and Gaylyn Studlar, (ed.) Titanic: Anatomy of a Blockbuster, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press.
Stand firm for what you believe in, until and unless experience proves you wrong. Remember, when the emperor looks naked, the emperor *is* naked. The truth and a lie are not sort of the same thing. And there is no aspect, no facet, no moment of life that can't be improved with pizza.