My troubled teen Cass has put up a new video in her 'My Crappy New Life' series.
This one explains why her dad won't let her be put under as the doctor slowly and painfully removes her facial tattoos. I think his reason is sound, and since Cass only wishes to do harm to the jerk who originally tattooed her face, she must think so as well. (It's sometimes hard to tell what teenagers are thinking.)
In case you missed the rest of the series. I'm doing a quick review:
80 Year old Cass is diagnosed with terminal cancer and decides to take a painless way out. Before she kills herself, she says goodbye to her family and friends: http://youtu.be/DQPBRE4aCus
To her utter confusion she wakes up as a troubled seventeen year old girl whose name is Casey. Before she even leaves the hospital, she makes a deal with her parents.
Excerpt from Saving Casey:
“I’m not asking for you to give me any more let-me-be-an-adult moments. I’m just asking you to give me a chance to start over. I don’t want to know what I’ve done; the baggage will just weigh me down. I’m talking about a fresh start. I want to become the daughter you deserve, not the one who made your life hell. And I want to begin now.”
Then she arrives at her new home, a gigantic estate in Connecticut which she calls Ugly Taraville and looks in a mirror.
Upon settling down on the toilet, Cass noticed the floor to ceiling mirror facing her and screamed at the sight of the creature within it. Short black hair spouted about its head, black circles surrounded both eyes and fell like triangular knives down the cheeks. Black lips, stretched in horror as if in a nightmare. Pulling up her pants, she moved closer to the mirror.
She was a ghoul, an honest to God ghoul!
The door crashed open and her father stared at her, fear and panic clear in his eyes.
She touched her face. “Please tell me these aren’t permanent.”
His panic remained a second longer as her words filtered into his brain and then he pulled her into his arms. “Don’t worry, we will get them removed—if you want to…”
“If? Oh, I definitely want them removed,” she said.
How can I turn around my life if I look like the walking dead from a low-grade monster movie?
Daunted by her task of turning this life around, New Cass seeks friends on you-tube to tell about her crappy new life.
You would think being a trust-fund baby worth billions would be fun, right?
Think again:VIDEO ONE: MEET MISS GHOUL FACE
Cass is not happy with her new life at all. Nor with Old Casey who has burnt an amazing quantity of bridges and is making this turnaround exceedingly difficult.
VIDEO 2: NOTHING IS EASY
And her parents! Don't even get her started!
VIDEO 3: TALKING TO MY MOTHER
She decides to find out what sent Old Casey down this self-destructive path and discovers a horrible event in her past.
VIDEO 4: THE PAST IS WORSE THAN I THOUGHT
Her opinion of her absentee dad, the only one who really seems to care about her, takes another dive
VIDEO 5: PUNISHED FOR OLD CASEY'S MISTAKES
I hope you are enjoying the videos. The young actress who plays the role of Cass is so authentic that I just want to hug her to let her know someone cares. She's not alone. But I have to tell, at this point in the story, Cass is feeling totally alone and bleak. This new chance to live is looking more and more like a punishment for skipping out on her pointless chemo therapies.
PLEASE WATCH CASS' VIDEOS. OTHERWISE SHE WILL TRULY FEEL AS IF SHE'S ALL ALONE.