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  • When It Comes to Romance, Is Less More?

    Posted on 03/12/2011 by Mary

    Hands up, who here can relate with Piper's Gigantic dilemma with Peter: "Let's limit the romantic gestures... I want it to mean more."

    Piper and Peter on TeenNick's Gigantic
    Piper and Peter on TeenNick's Gigantic

    Are you the kind of person who can't get enough of romantic gestures? The more sweet texts and red roses and teddy bears the better?

    Or do you prefer romance in small, meaningful doses?

    Orrrr... does it depend on who's doling out the romance?

  • Degrassi Flashback: Jamie Johnston (Peter)

    Posted on 01/06/2011 by Lisa

    PeterLet your eyes travel back in time to read a 2006 IM-terview with Jamie Johnston, and check out some pics of Peter from back in the day.


    -Jamie-: hi
    The-Mary: hey! so ok: digging in: i just read your Alloy playlist, and it is awesome.
    -Jamie-: yeaaah heehe
    The-Mary: let's talk about the mars volta.
    -Jamie-: yes, lets!
    The-Mary: ok. so, people seem to have really firm reactions to them, either love or hate. did you love them the first time you heard them? is that just "your noise"?
    -Jamie-: yeah, i was on a plane from france and my friend said she "had" to give me the cd so i listened to it while she was listening to my mp3s, and right away it reminded me of these nightmares i used to have, but once i got over that, it was really cool. all their songs go perfectly into the next song. like when i'm listening to an album and it's on shuffle, at the end of the song i sing the lyrics for the next song you know?
    The-Mary: totally. it's weird how some things just hit the right frequency in your head... the way people "recognize" something in a band when they first hear them. you play guitar, right?
    -Jamie-: yeah
    The-Mary: how long have you been playing?
    -Jamie-: i started when i was like 10 or something, but my teacher moved away so i haven't had a lesson in a few years.
    The-Mary: bah, lessons. who needs 'em. :) ok, so, degrassi
    The-Mary: does anyone ever give you grief about what peter did to manny?

    -Jamie-: this one girl at my school STILL does and it's been months. i think she just does it as a joke now, but i pretend to be offended anyways
    The-Mary: hahahaha. that girl just likes you. sayin'.
    -Jamie-: thanks lol
    The-Mary: what's your take on peter? is he a bad guy, misunderstood, just made a mistake? i always kinda liked that he really showed remorse for it..
    -Jamie-: it's fun playing a 'bad boy' - but peter isn't completely bad. there are too many sides of everyone to narrow a character down to just 'bad', 'good', or whatever...
    The-Mary: yeah, every character on there has made one huge embarrassing mistake or another, they're all human...
    The-Mary: have you ever let a girl come between you and a friend?

    -Jamie-: no, it almost happened once, but i thought everything out logically and it wouldn't have been worth it
    The-Mary: damn, that's some strong thinking. how long ago was that?
    -Jamie-: this year. actually, this school year, so last year lol
    The-Mary: nice work. do you have a gf now? some girl on alloy named kayla said she's your girlfriend.
    -Jamie-: lol kayla is not my girlfriend. a real girlfriend wouldn't post like that on the internet
    The-Mary: that's what i was thinking, what girl wouldn't get dumped immediately for doing that?
    The-Mary: so, is it important that a girl be able to tell you on the plane from france "you have to hear this band?" is that a good quality in a lady?

    -Jamie-: nooooo, because they might be like 'listen to this cd, its Spice Girls rarities!' lol
    The-Mary: HAHAH
    The-Mary: what's the biggest ass you've ever made out of yourself in the name of love?

    -Jamie-: being myself. that's a pretty big ass, trust me lol
    The-Mary: aw, i doubt it
    -Jamie-: i have a large repertoire of bad jokes. from my dad.
    The-Mary: awwwww yeah. the right ones will find it charming.
    -Jamie-: i hope :|
    The-Mary: ok, thank you for talking today!
    -Jamie-: no problem. it was nice chatting with you
    -Jamie-: its 10 to one, sandwich time!
    The-Mary: enjoy!

  • The 12 Boys of Degrassi: Peter!

    Posted on 12/14/2010 by Mary

    The 12 Boys of Degrassi

    Day 2 of our celebration of the spirit of Degrassi Boys brings us....

    ♥Peter♥!

    Though he first came into our lives as the spoiled son-of-a-principal who showed everyone Manny's boobs and was preeetty much responsible for Sean going to jail, Peter has redeemed himself in fits and starts over the years. There was that time he emotionally supported Darcy through the aftermath of her rape, the way he was there for Emma when she struggled with an eating disorder... and of course, what one could argue was his most impressive act of selflessness: standing by Riley and keeping a secret after Riley misunderstood their friendship and tried to kiss him.

    Plus there was that whole thing where he met his little sister and kissed her little baby head:

    Look at him kiss that baby's head! He's such a sweet little baby-head-kisser! It's not fair that Peter kept losing girlfriends to other continents (and meth habits), but it's always nice to see him looking so contented and sage-like behind the counter at the Dot.

    What was your favorite Peter moment, quote, or button-down shirt? Drop it in the comments! And you can also check out our full Peter Playlist with a bounty of Peter-y episodes and clips. Enjoy!

  • Degrassi Breakdown: "Start Me Up"

    Posted on 04/30/2010 by Mary

    SPOILERS BELOW! SKIP THIS if you haven't watched the new Degrassi episode!

    Otherwise, let's dish:

    1) GO PETER! Doing the right thing, taking care of business! It's about time! Did you think he had it in him?

    2) Peter's so right, every town needs cool all-ages place to see shows and hang out. Too many places are 18+ an 21+ even though it's the under-18s who love music the MOST. Do you have a place to go for all-ages music? (Oh wait, look... if you're not sure, check this directory of all-ages venues across the country! So psyched this exists!)

    3) I want Tuscany to change my life :( Have you ever traveled anywhere interesting?

    4) I love that Clare bought a black bra just to have, just for her own private knowledge. I wonder if Mrs. Edwards will freak, haha. What's your parents' stance on sexy underwear for someone your age?

    5) You know, one of the things that sucks the most about high school is that if you ever have a break-up, you're probably going to have to see your ex and their new bf/gf in action all the time. Once you're out of school, it's so much easier to avoid that visual. Have you ever had to watch an ex indulge in PDA with your replacement?