Thursday, 30 May 2013

Celebrity culture is weird.

Celebrity culture is weird. This generation are so dependent on celebrities. The reason I've noticed this is because of the way I act to celebrities. So, I'm not criticising, well I am, but I'm mainly criticising myself. (Before I write this, I do realise how people get offended when people talk about religion and I hope I don't offend anyone.)

As the idea of religion decreases with the involvement of science and evolution and all that, we have now started to hold on to something else. It's like the human population need something to follow. This generation it's 'celebrities'. People who are like the 'chosen ones'. But we follow them religiously. You all should know of my Taylor Swift obsession. I have posters on my wall, I usually know what's she's doing most days (today she's dancing around in her garden thanks to her tweeting a picture of it) and I have all her albums. It's even come to the moment that when people are rude about her in front of me I feel this hurt or pain because it's as if they're being mean to me. It's like she is a part of me. Which she is, she has been a big involvement in my life. But it seems unhealthy that I should cry if someone utters a negative word in the same sentence with her name. (I don't do that anymore...)

I feel myself losing my 'Taylor Swift feelings'. Maybe it's because I'm growing up? Or maybe it's because she's changed, but I'm moving on. I still love her music but it's less of a 'religion' (to put it lightly). However, I still find myself being involved in the celebrity universe. I'm sorry to admit this but, yes, I do visit Perez Hilton on a daily basis. But so do millions of others. Like a million others follow religions. I just think that there is a great correlation between them both.
When I went to see Lana Del Rey the other night she came out into the crowd and it just reminded me of when the Pope goes around on his tours. Everyone was trying to touch her (including me) and get her autograph. But to feel what? To have that feeling that we are close to being a part of the 'elite'? To have a feeling of satisfaction? I have know idea, we just do it. It's like when people want the Pope to touch them to feel holy or whatever. It's kind of scary. People cry and scream when they meet these people. Imagine if you were one of them how weird that would be. I would definitely be perturbed if I was them. But it's because celebrity culture has grown and grown and if now a big part of lives - more than people like to think.

What I'm trying to say is that generations change. My gran, for example, goes to church every Sunday. I, however, am an atheist. But I'm still a part of this 'religion' of famous people. Just think about it. The relationship between religion and celebrity culture is very similar. 

Another profound post from yours truly. Sorry if anyone found this strange...
M x

(One day I should start sourcing these photos but I really can't be bothered at the moment)
((The last two are from a Tumblr called SwiftSecrets - they're all kind of mental.))

Thursday, 23 May 2013

These things make me happy

The thing about these awards is that if anyone random, who didn't have a blog, saw this they would be like, what's so great about that?! But it's a realisation that people actually read your blog. And that makes me unnecessarily happy.  So thank you, thank you, thank you too metalrizon
This award seems more confusing than the Versatile one...something about questions. I dunno. But here are the rules: 

  • You must share 11 things about yourself.
  • Answer the 11 questions that your tagger has given you.
  • Choose 11 other blogs for the nomination. nominees must have under 200 on Google Friend Connect.
  • Leave 11 questions for your nominees.
  • Lastly, thank the person that nominated you and link back to their blog.

  • Oh my goodness, oh my goodness! Eleven things about myself?! I'm sorry, but I'm a really dull person and you guys know most of the things about me if you've ever read any of my blog posts. Oh well, here is goes.

    1. I watched Wild At Heart today by David Lynch. I really liked it. I like the whole juxtaposition between love and violence. 
    2. I've come to notice that people are using what I say quite a lot and then get all the credit. I don't know if you know what I mean but it has just started to annoy me.
    3. This is connected to the second fact: I get wound up about things easily. I must have a short temper or something, I dunno. But I get really annoyed with people (mainly my 'friends'). 
    4. This is connected to the fourth fact: I always seem to find myself 'looking' to being wound up. This could mean stalking someone on twitter or whatever. Again, I think this has probably got some psychological thing to it.
    5. I lie a lot. It makes things more interesting.
    6. Whenever I'm alone, I don't talk to myself, but I always picture myself in my own film. It's quite good because when I was thinking about my film for film studies, I had a lot of imagination and thought of a really surreal idea. It also gets me 'inspired' and I makes me want to write a screenplay or something.
    7. I give up on things really easily. Not much to say with that, but I do. It's always things that are good for me. For example, exercise, reading, writing. I just give up.
    8. However, I don't give up on food. I find myself going through phases with foods. For example, at the moment, I eat a lot of yogurts.
    9. I love YouTube. I spend most of my spare time watching new videos. Right now I love the Shaytards who do daily vlogs. It's a nice comfort to know they'll be their everyday. (How sad it that?!)
    10. I love watching films. My favourite place is the cinema. If I could watch a film everyday or go to the cinema everyday, I would. Sadly, I'm busy. But now I'm on holiday for a while, I'll probably be watching lots and lots of films...And I can't wait!
    11. I finally ordered Twin Peaks series one today. (NO SPOILERS PLEASE). I love boxsets. I watched every Skins episode, then Girls series one and now I need something else. So I decided on Twin Peaks and I can't wait!
    Wow. That was really hard. Most of them make me sound psychotic. But trust me, (ironic as I said I like to lie) I am pretty normal, these are just things that I notice about myself. Everyone else doesn't notice it. (Believe me, I've asked them).

    Now, time to answer 11 questions!

    1. Give your full name as it appears on your official documents.

    I'm hesitant to answer this question because I'm still embarrassed if people I know find my blog... Ugh. So, I'll just say my first name and middle name: Mabel Clare

       2.    Be honest, can you tell the difference between Coke and Pepsi?

    Is it bad that I actually can? It's because I'm obsessed with coke...I drink it most days. (I know, it's bad).

      3. If you were to cook something for me, what would it be? I want your best meal.

    Haha, I like this question. Sadly, I'm more of a baker. (I once won an award for a cheesecake I made.) But I would make you a mean bowl of pasta and that cheesecake!

      4. Are you currently attached to a significant other?

    I am not and never have been. *Never been kissed*

      5. What is your favorite color combination? Mine is green and purple.

    Okay, now I feel bad that I don't have a favourite colour combination..I like blue and grey? It depends, it's all about the dress ;)

      6. Kill, marry, fuck. Kim Kardashian, Severus Snape and the Michellin Tyre guy?

    Omg hahaha this is so random! Kill: Michellin Tyre guy (he's freaky) ((do we even know for sure it has a gender?!)) Marry: Snape and Fuck: Kim (I've seen her sex tape...)

      7. Have you read ’50 Shades Of Grey’? If yes, did you enjoy it?

    I have not. Apparently it's really badly written so what's the point when you can read The Great Gatsby?

      8. Do you like eating chocolate with nuts and fruits in?

    Nope. Nope. Nope.

      9. In school were you ever part of any plays or productions? If yes, what/who did you play?

    I once played Little Red Riding Hood. Boom. Lead part.

      10. If you had to sacrifice two of your fingers, which would those two be?

    These questions are so random! My two small fingers...

       11. Would you rather travel to somewhere cold or hot for a holiday abroad?

    Okay. This is a hard question because I like covering up my body (still not comfortable in it). But I'm going to have to say hot so I can swim.

    Wow. They were weird and wonderful! 

    People I nominate are: 


    I'm only going to nominate these four because it seems that everyone else has way over 200 followers..(And I'm watching a programme about Anne Boleyn and I want to watch it properly).

    My questions are:

    1. If you were any of Henry VIII's wives, which one would you be?
    2. Do you play any instruments?
    3. How old are you?
    4. Do you have a favourite musical? What's your favourite song from it?
    5. What's your favourite film, the one you always go back to when you feel sad?
    6. If you could be part of any era what would it be?
    7. If you could be in any film what would it be and who would you play?
    8. What's your favourite album since 2010?
    9. Put the first picture you come across here when you refresh your tumblr or blog timeline:
    10. Elephants or giraffes?
    11. Do you believe in luck?
    So, they're really kinda stupid but oh well.
    Thank you again to! If I could hug you I would. But I can't. Because this is just a screen. Oh well.


    Wednesday, 22 May 2013

    I'M BACK!

    How long has it been? Two weeks..? Longer? 
    Well, as a lot of you probably know as you're probably going through them as well, I have had lots of exams. That means lots of revision. That means no blogging. But I'm finished now and back to having a life again. 

    Even though I was meant to be doing a lot of revision, I actually got up to a lot of things..
    Last week I went to see Lana Del Rey. She was a goddess. Her voice was like silver and the night was magical. I managed to get pushed to the front and I got her autograph.. it feels crazy. It was like a religious thing or something. All these teenagers were begging her to touch them and they were touching her and taking pictures. It made me realise that celebrities kind of are like the 'new' religion. Idolatry and all that. Well, I'm not going to in to that today because this is more of a 'what I have been up too' blog. Anyway, she was amazing and I wish I could go back.

    I feel really out of place writing this blog, it's been a long time.

    I also went to see The Great Gatsby. I've read the book several times and I've studied it so I basically know it inside out so I went in expecting the worst but hoping for the best. In the end I decided...It was alright. The music was bollocks. I don't want to hear Jay-Z when everything else is set in the 1920s! And a lot of the really important bits were missed out. However, I must admit, like my mum said "it did remind me of how good the book is." Which it did. They used a lot of the quotes from the books. For example, "I was within and without, simultaneously enchanted and repelled by the inexhaustible variety of life." Fitzgerald is such an amazing writer! It also made me think of how much I wanted to write a novel one day. I've started to think of ideas but they're just not...good. 

    I also, randomly, read A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams and loved it. (I'm kind of obsessed now...and you know about my 'phases'). It's a play so I read it in a day, therefore, I want you all to read it now! Or see the film. I don't mind. I just really loved it.

    This blog really isn't that great. I've lost my writing skills. Maybe it's because I'm tired after exams or maybe it's because I'm watching X-Men while I type this. Either way, I'm sorry this is really dull. Weirdly enough, I seem to have been nominated for another Versatile award. Thank you very much Luce. And I've been nominated for a Liebster award...I don't know why. But thank you to metalrizon! Seeing as I've done the Versatile one before I'll just do the Liebster one...So that'll be coming soon...

    Anyway, thanks for reading. Sorry I've been away and sorry for this dull blog post.
    Oh! And I got my haircut. Cool.


    Wednesday, 1 May 2013

    I had a dream about the end of the world.


    I had a dream the other night that was actually really scary but it wasn't until last night (the night before I had two mocks and had to be up at 7) that I remembered it. Now it's been circulating in my head since. I do realise how annoying/boring it is to hear about other people's dreams but I just feel like telling you some of it.

    I had a dream about the end of the world. Yeah, pretty major. But it was one of those dreams where I actually felt it was real - not necessarily for that day but another day. I now think this is going to happen one day, exactly as I dreamt it. (I know how ridiculous but I've been pretty affected by it.)
    What I mainly remember is running, a lot of running, to try and find loved ones, but never being able to find them. During this time a black shadow was covering the Earth and televisions (just goes to show how much technology is in my life) were blaring out the news of the end of the world. So I was trying to run out of the shadow just so I could say goodbye to someone, but I couldn't find anyone.
    It seems that I would actually be really sad about this, but I don't remember crying. I just remember trying to come to terms with it. I actually remember saying "well at least we'll all die together." Which, if you think about it, is quite nice. No one dies alone and all that soppy stuff. (Now I'm thinking about it, this would be an interesting film/book...)

    So anyway, the main reason I'm telling you this is because the night after that dream I couldn't sleep. I spent most of the night thinking about where we go after we die, why we're here, what's our purpose. These are just questions I want to be answered! Why would we be here?! It doesn't make sense to me that no one knows. What is the meaning of life?! (42 - please say there are some Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy fans here). Why do they always seem to come at night? I always seem to have an out-of-body experience where I'm so freaked that I'm me and everyone else is...them. Why are we stuck in this body?

    I know a lot of people have these feelings and have these questions - we all do. There's just so many questions that are, annoyingly, going to be left unanswered and for some reason this freaks me out.

    (Sorry, this post was rather bizarre). ((Oh, and I fancied a new font)).

    Mabel x

    This is from Joseph Gordon-Levitt's book The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories.