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My dreams, for so long unrestrained by land, air, or even death – and frequently including scenes of me tumbling through the air on glossy black feathered wings or jumping into an abyss with a smile on my face – now generally take place in a building with four walls and a roof. I dream of houses. I dream of owning a home, post-Great Recession, and despite the weight of federal student loans on my back. I am frequently visited by visions of curtains that open up to reveal a cold sunlight in the morning, of a cubbyhole library, perhaps in the attic, and of backyards that lend themselves to Slip ‘n Slides and crisp autumnal leaf piles. I would dream of brownstones, except I’m in the wrong tax bracket. Crippling pragmatism happens sometimes.
Jasper ‘Jazz’ Dent - Dylan O’Brien William ‘Billy’ Dent - Michael Fassbender Howie Gerston - Kodi Smit-Mcphee Conscience ‘Connie’ Hall - Tiffany Boone Gramma Dent - Ellen Burstyn G. William - Stacy Keach Deputy Michael Erickson - Will Estes The Impressionist - Alexander Skarsgard Melissa Hoover - Wendy Crewson Doug Weathers - Damian Louis Virginia Davis - Tatiana Manslay Lana - Alexandra Daddario Mr. Hall - Russel Hornsby Mrs. Hall - Taraji Henson Wisdom ‘Whiz’ Hall - Tyrel Jackson Williams Janice Dent - Holly Marie Combs (for flashback purposes)