I thought I’d just write to you once, just because… You’re time is almost up for the year now. I kinda feel like you pass by less noticeably than your sibling counterparts, somehow… maybe that’s sad?
I was sorry to see the summer fade away, but this year, autumn, I’m actually sadder to be saying goodbye to you. I feel like I learned something during your reign this year, something indescribable maybe, but significant nonetheless.
With each of your passings I grow, and change, and I feel like you change with me… or maybe it’s my understanding of you that changes. Eitherway, the ’you’ I got to know this year, is different to the ‘you’ I met last year. I wonder what you’ll be like next year?
Recently discovered this poem whilst watching the film Beastly (chick-flick, i know, so sue me) and kinda fell in love with it. Have a looksie!
Sam Pepper: fake hand//a** pinch
Okay, I did a blog a few months ago about the whole ‘youtube sex abuse scandal’ thing, in which I basically said that although I didn’t think that the whole thing should be “swept under the rug” I also didn’t think we should be too quick to jump on a bandwagon and start lynching the accused YouTubers, or whatever.
Well, well, well, we certainly seem to have plunged headfirst down a rabbit hole don’t we? I’ve recently come across all this ‘youtube scandal’ stuff (late, i know) and my heads still reeling a little, to be honest. I feel… not let down, exactly, just saddened and in some cases a little disgusted; but not entirely surprised that something like what has been revealed, has been happening behind closed doors.
First of all, let me assure you: I don’t know any of the YouTubers, I’ve never been abused by any of them, never so much as received a tweet from any of them. Okay? And with that, let me explain my above statement.
Who is it that can honestly say they dislike YouTube? I mean personally, I love it. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve killed myself laughing at that sneezing baby panda, or got all nostalgic over an old 90s chocolate advert, or just spent some time watching an insightful/musical/funny/silly vlog.
The Brotherhood of Mutants as seen in XMen: The Last Stand
Okay, so, first of all I watched XMen: First Class for the first time last week, having avoided it like the plague up until then (for reasons I shall delve into in due course) and now I find myself in the slightly awkward social position of sympathising with the ‘wrong side’ here, or at least, the generally promoted ‘baddies’ of the film: The Brotherhood of Mutants. I admit this is probably a strange statement, as ‘The Brotherhood’ claim to want to end humankind as it stands (or at least the non mutant/further evolved portion thereof) – harsh! Why then, do I sympathise with these people? Let me explain.
(NOTE: BEFORE YOU READ FURTHER I SHOULD WARN YOU THAT THE PROCEEDING BLOG WILL, UNDOUBTEDLY CONTAIN SEVERAL SPOILERS!)
“I’m a McFly fan.”
That is usually one of my opening statements to people (along with the general formalities of course, name, age, etc.) I don’t admit this out of shame, or to cause shock, or really to receive any reaction at all. I simply state it out of fact therefore allowing room for the usual sarcastic comments, annoyed grumblings and/or look of guffawed horror to take place right then and there. I suppose, in much the same way that a former criminal might admit his past crimes to a potential new friend to avoid having to hold a sticky conversation later, I admit to my greatest misdeed right away and let whatever ripples that may cause happen immediately.
Because the fact is: it is not okay to be 21 and like McFly!