Delightful Gabriella collects music albums on CD. She enjoys dressing in lingerie. She likes to watch NASCAR, which she considers a guilty pleasure. She also likes silly horror movies and doesn’t understand how people can be so foolish, even in fiction.
“Think about the average person in a horror movie, “ she says, animated and enthusiastic about the topic. “These people just have no survival instinct. Most normal people would not make the decisions that these people in the movies make. It isn’t normal, when you find murder victims, not to immediately get the police, or get help. It isn’t normal to split up and go off amongst themselves. And some horror movies are so ridiculous because if just one of those people had a gun and could defend themselves with it, the movie would end and that would be that. But I guess that’s the idea, isn’t it? Horror movies are about suspending our disbelief and kind of playing with our sense of fear. We like to be scared. Or, more accurately, we like to pretend to be scared. What I mean is that when you watch a horror movie, there are scary moments, and creepy moments. Sometimes you can’t bring yourself to look at the screen. But what do you do when that happens? You turn away, or you screen the movie with your fingers. You know that you’re not in any real danger and that you’re basically watching a film. So the fear you feel, that’s vicarious fear. It’s fake fear. It’s the simulation of fear, and because it can’t really hurt you, and you know it can’t really hurt you, you enjoy yourself. It’s like you have the luxury of being entertained by the danger those people in the movie are in, because you’re of course completely aware that it’s all fictional. You would feel a lot different if you were watching a documentary where the people in the film were actually being murdered at the end. And you would feel that much more differently about it if you thought there was any danger that you could be murdered yourself while watching it. I mean, wouldn’t you? So when you enjoy a horror movie, you’re just kind of teasing yourself. It has nothing to do with real danger, and there’s no real risk. There’s nothing that would actually cause you to have to face your real fears of mortality or consequences.”
“I believe in living my life without fear,” Gabriella says. “To me, fear is the emotion that prevents you from really enjoying your life. What is the biggest obstacle to every dream you’ve ever had? You might say resources or opportunities. You didn’t have access to the thing you wanted. The thing you wanted was too expensive, or it wasn’t where you needed it to be, or you just couldn’t get to it in the time available and while you had the chance. It’s a question of being in the wrong place at the wrong time, or more accurately, never being in the right place at the right time. That’s what you tell yourself, anyway. But the fact is, if something is important to you, you’ll move heaven and earth to get to it. You’ll do whatever is necessary to be in the right place at the right time. You’ll make time because, once something is your priority, it’s the thing you throw all your effort and resources at. So what is really holding you back? What’s really holding you back is your own fear, not the simulated fear of horror movies, but actual, real fear of the consequences and risks of life. We don’t go for that guy that we want, or that promotion that we want, or that opportunity that’s there for the taking, because we fear rejection, or we fear failure, or we fear bunch of other things that might or might not ever happen. Our fear paralyzes us. It locks us into a box and our dreams are outside that box, and we feel like we’re never going to get to them. We’ll never reach where we need to go.”
Gabriella goes on, “Well, that’s not me. Fear has no power over me because I recognize that this is the paralysis that fear causes. I refuse to let my dreams be stopped in their tracks. I won’t be put on hold. I won’t delay the things in life that I want. I’m going to go for those things now, and I’ll never let fear, or the possibility of failure or being rejected, hold me back. I think we all need to make that promise to yourselves. We all need to understand what it takes to achieve our dreams and goals in life. If you’re not facing your fears head on, if you’re letting those types of worries and anxieties hold you back, you’re not really living at all. Is living in fear really life? I don’t think so.”
Gabriella adds that she enjoys NASCAR for the usual reasons, even though most people don’t share her love of such sports, and it’s considered unusual among young ladies in her profession. “Most of my girlfriends are busying watching movies about sparkling vampires or other nonsense,” she says. “I can’t stand that kind of thing. Give me the honest entertainment of a NASCAR race any day. At least you know the drivers are all real men. I can’t say the same for the sparkly vampires.”
Gabriella is a lovely girl who knows that her appearance is sure to draw attention from every man she encounters. “I am a sexy lady,” she says. “I know that, and I have to be in order to do my job at Babe-Directory. When you’re this good looking, you draw attention. I don’t mind attention. I don’t mind drawing the desire of men. That’s what being sexy is good for, isn’t it? The key is to leverage that kind of attention so you can meet new and interesting people.”