Coming Up Roses

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Coming Up Roses

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She should be called 'Bree!'

Blogger Kate
Date Posted July 30th, 2007
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Length 2:18
Description What's in a name. A lot, actually!
Location(s) Kate and Charlie's flat
YouTube Tags Kate KateModern LG15 Lonelygirl15
Production Credits
Executive Producer(s) Miles Beckett and Greg Goodfried
Co-Executive Producer(s) Joanna Shields and Amanda Goodfried
Associate Producer(s) Cristy Coors Beasley
Series Producer(s) Pete Gibbons
Production Manager Kelly Brett
Production Co-Ordinator Claire Finbow
Director(s) Gavin Rowe (BigBalls Films)
Head Writer Miles Beckett
Vidplay Miles Beckett
Story Miles Beckett, Luke Hyams, Hazel Grian and Tom Wright
Editor(s) Sam Rowland and Gavin Rowe (BigBalls Films)
Production Services Sniffer Ltd.
Kate Alexandra Weaver
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Coming Up Roses is the tenth webisode in the KateModern video series. It was named "Coming up roses" when posted to YouTube and the LG15 site.


Kate: (sitting on her bed talking to the camera) A name's a funny thing. Shakespeare said, ‘What's in a name, that which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet'. (Cuts to an image of a rose then Kate writing rose in her bathroom mirror with lipstick in the dark then back to Kate.) I don't agree. Names, words are powerful things. I mean they actually shape who you are. (Smiles.) Charlie is definitely a Charlie. I mean, can you imagine if she was called Mildred or Phyllis? I'm Kate. I feel different. People treat me differently and all I did was change my name. (Kate is now typing on her laptop while she talks) A name is a label but it doesn't completely define the object it describes. (Holds two rubber ducks in front of the camera), When I was a little girl, I had these awful dreams. (Night vision images of her in bed, also standing up with paint on her face.) I visited Doctor after Doctor. It got so bad that they had to put me on medication. (Images of tiles and an elevator doors opening.) Nothing worked. One summer I was sent to hospital. (Sounds of beeping, and the illusion she is being wheeled along in a hospital bed looking up at the roof.) It was the worst summer of my life. Pavor Nocturnus. (She writes it in lipstick on the mirror in which you can see her reflection.) Night terrors but worse. That's what they called it. Another word to define me. (Cut back to her sitting on her bed, daytime.) One day the dreams went away. Two weeks, three weeks, four weeks, gone. When I moved to London for art school I decided, fresh start, changed my name to Kate, leave the past behind me. That video I made over the weekend was based on a dream. I started having them a few weeks ago, I don't know what they mean. If anything. (Phone rings, Kate answers.) Hi. (Turns off camera. Camera turned back on and Kate is holding a rose, still sitting on her bed.) It's amazing what a difference one small act of forgiveness can make. That was Tariq. We talked all Friday night and we've sorted things out. It's such a relief. He thinks things are gonna be just fine and we both agree that this dream was probably just a nightmare after all the stress I had last week and good news, my new Doctor says I seem perfectly okay to him, he's sent off a blood sample to make sure I'm not anaemic or whatever but there's nothing to worry about. Thank you for being my friends. (Kisses the camera.)


  • Some may speculate that Kate's doctor sent off a blood sample to see if she's trait positive or that the reference of blood sample and anemia may be the connection between lonelygirl15 and KateModern.
  • The definition of Pavor Nocturnus is a parasomnia sleep disorder characterized by extreme terror and a temporary inability to regain full consciousness. The sufferer wakes abruptly from the fourth stage of sleep, with waking usually accompanied by gasping, moaning, or screaming. It is often impossible to fully awaken the person, and after the episode the victim normally settles back to sleep without waking. More information can be found here.