Wednesday, 20 May 2015

"Little YouTube"

So today's post is slightly inspired by Ashley Mardell's new video so you might wan't to check her out first,or maybe check that out first if you wish!

As YouTube has become a more mainstream topic the YouTubers on the platform have become bigger in terms of subscriptions and views. So as this has happened, an entire community of smaller YouTubers have been forgotten.

Personally I have no issue with there being big/famous YouTubers. I watch these people for entertainment and that's what I get. I know that these people put up fronts of smiley faces, may script their videos, put more make up on in their videos than in real life and do dozens of takes before the final finished video but I am still perfectly happy to watch.These videos don't need to be a reality as the people who watch them have their own realities and simply subscribe for the light-heartedness of the community or whatever reason. As in the end we as the viewer know that YouTube has a become a job.

However I can perfectly understand why being a part of "Little YouTube" is so attractive. I like the idea of having my own platform to share whatever I wish to share without having the responsibility of so many subscribers, I mean that was the exact reason I started my blog.

However those are simply just my views. If any of you guys have a different opinion please feel free to share as I am really interested in this (as with most topics around YouTube because I spend way too much time on there, it's essentially my virtual home).

And on the topic of YouTube, I think I would like to start using my channel. I don't know whether I'd keep doing vlogs as I find it to be a little nerve-racking but I quite like the idea of making some form of video content above this blog as it would be a good way to explore a different platform.


Saturday, 16 May 2015

Things that should replace an English exam

So yesterday I did my English exam and I started to think about how doing 2 essays in stupid amount of time they give us doesn't suit everyone so here are some suggestions to jazz up the exam a bit.

A re-enactment of the book
I mean I would play a fantastic Nick (from "The Great Gatsby") as we have a lot of things in common. For example, we are obsessed with people that we don’t necessarily know…maybe Fitzgerald was predicting the existence of the 21st century fangirl. Also, I doubt that anything we could make would be as ridiculous as the new Gatsby film.

A "creative writing" piece a based on the themes of the play
 And if you didn't notice my heavily emphasised inverted commas I meant fan fiction, there probably is some sort of Natsby fanfiction going on anyway. And I think the SQA is missing out on some great talent out there…or just being mentally scarred. Either way it's a win-win situation.

A rap battle
Sure this may be a little copyright to the Epic Rap Battles of History but I'm sure the SQA acting like an mouldy piece of cheese with all the practice they've had from creating the new highers.  

But in all seriousness I am very happy to have the chance to have an education and I do appreciate it...it's just that I also appreciate the fact that the SQA like to cause teenagers a ridiculous amount of stress.


Thursday, 14 May 2015

The Creative Void

I made a video this time as I didn't know how to interpret into the written word. Thank you for watching if you choose to do so! x