Photography

Selfie Culture

There’s an awful lot of talk from the older generation and cynical youths about ‘selfie culture’ – in other words: lots of first world teenagers and young adults are taking continuous pictures of themselves with the convenient front-facing cameras on the latest smart phones. Selfies have bombarded social media, and you can find a sometimes too-close-up of anybody’s face on Twitter, Facebook or, more commonly, Instagram without looking too hard.

It’s difficult to ignore, and it’s difficult to accept, with the idea that it’s horrifically vain and unnecessary. People have screamed ‘Stop taking pictures of your face and your food!’ to no avail, meeting a noisy wall of camera shutters and satisfying digital *pings*.

We’ve had selfies for charity, selfies for good causes, selfies for no reason at all, and it’s been met with a red rage from many internet users.

It’s a different world to what it used to be, but people have always – always – had pictures of themselves. Are we taking into account the royal portraits that adorn the walls of stately homes and castles? What is the difference between a picture of somebody, standing alone and someone who has snapped a picture of their face because they are proud of their make-up?

I don’t look at selfies as vain, or inappropriate. We live in a world that has developed a second nature of putting people down behind the walls of the internet, with no fear. Both women and men alike are scrutinised for how they look and in the current state of things, it feels like nobody can say anything right. So why not celebrate how you look? Some days I wake up on a morning and really struggle to look in the mirror. Other people feel the same and on that one day that they feel good about themselves, they should be entitled to celebrate that online to their friends. They shouldn’t feel nervous about posting their face online because they are contributing to the horrible ‘selfie culture’. Let’s just celebrate people’s looks and their confidence rather than putting everyone down, inadvertently or not.

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Life Experience

AMA (lol I speak Internet) About Uni

I’ve been through an awful lot in the past three years – both great and horrible things – and I would consider myself to understand what university life is like more than I would have imagined. My sister has secured a place at Liverpool John Moores University and it got me thinking. She’s been asking me numerous questions about what it’s genuinely like to go to university so I thought I would put that out on here. Ask me anything uni related. Even if you think it might not be, ask it anyway and I will give you an honest answer based on my experience. Because uni is a scary time, I was scouring the internets looking for any advice on what it would be like. And yes, it does come down to just living it but if you’re a worrier, like me, it’s sometimes nice to have totally random and obscure questions answered before you embark on your historic journey.

So go ahead, ask me anything. Only disclaimer is I’m English and won’t have the foggiest about US college times, which I understand is totally different.

Three photos which more or less represent what uni life is like: library – house party – graduation.

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                Working hard or hardly working?
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        Probably cider… or wine?
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                      Graduation day
Entertainment

It’s Time…

I’ve just uploaded my first Vlog to this blog. Rhyming, innit. It’s the Pre Vlog Vlog. And tomorrow hopefully I’ll get the first review up somehow, somewhere. If you can’t understand my Yorkshire accent, then I apologise, but it’s not changing any time soon. There’s nothing else on the page at the moment, only this video. It’s 2 minutes, that’s all…I think…ha. Not sure.

Don’t hate on them…or me. I’m too adorable for that. I joke, of course.

Entertainment, Film, World

BTTF: Back to the Future: Live!

I found this YouTube video of some people performing the first Back to the Future movie all in a neat 10 minutes. Watch it and enjoy it! I think it’s hilarious 😀 Just a word of warning though, there is some explicit language throughout. 🙂

More Back to the Future stuff can be found at my specially made BTTF page: https://briholme.wordpress.com/films/back-to-the-future/bttf-news/

Cheeeeeers x