Angels and Demons

I am invisible. A hoard of animals roar past me.

In this world everything makes sense. An object twice my size and weight can be carried.

I hear a noise. The sound of a women calling.

I was outside of myself. There was a women that looked like me, screaming. Her hands violently swinging through the air.

They see her too. Why aren’t they helping?

My legs are stuck. I can see my halves. Small but strong. Tall but weak. But I am stuck between two parallels. Lost in a place where I can’t reach her, it.

I am quivering. My head against the ground. Everything stops. The only movement, the only sound, come from the souls on the pavement as people walk away.

relax.

I would have liked for someone to have come up to me.

Heidi, everything is going to be okay.


I don’t usually put this sort of thing online, in all honesty it kind of scares me. I am in my third year of university at the moment studying journalism, and I am taking a class about writing literary journalism. In other words journalism or non fiction that reads like a fiction novel.

This week we had a class task in which we had to, watch a video and write a short literary piece based on a scene in that video. The video was an ABC documentary called ‘Angels and Demons’ with interviewer Andrew Denton. The documentary was about schizophrenia. The part of the documentary we were tasked with recreating was when a lady named Heidi Everett described a moment when she thought she was in the body of an ant. The documentary is available here and the particular bit I wrote about is near the end of part 5. (I’m not sure if this is available outside of Australia, unfortunately I have no way to check.)

So yeah. I just thought I’d share it.

 

Bookish Pet Peeves

Bookish Pet Peeves

I’m joining in on the bookish pet peeves craze, because I have a lot of peeves, and some of them are related to books. So…why not.

Honestly though, who doesn’t get annoyed when a cover doesn’t match up to the glory that sits within the pages of a book.

Or when you think there is going to be more book then there actually is… because there is blank white pages at the end. I mean…what is that?!

This is a pretty light hearted video, because I don’t get that annoyed easy.

Check out the video down below, you never know we could have some of the same bookish pet peeves! And if we don’t… I want to know yours, so be sure to leave a comment here, or on my video or both.

Thanks for surviving this post!

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FREE CREATIVE RESOURCES

FREE CREATIVE RESOURCES

So I posted another Youtube video. Once again it isn’t about books… I know, I know, self proclaimed Booktube channel doing a really bad job at keeping on topic, but I thought this one was kind of important to film. So I have seen a bunch of Youtube videos giving tips to newbie Youtubers and Booktubers. I have seen topics about cameras and camera angles, lighting, audio, and of course editing, but what I haven’t seen much of is, tips on where to find content like music, fonts, footage and pictures for free.

I think this is really strange because, whether your making a thumbnail and need a picture to describe what your video is about, using music to set the mood or just want some footage that would be near impossible for you to shoot yourself… creative resources are kind of really important, not only for Youtubers but anyone creating “creative content” of any kind.

Sure in an ideal world we would be creating all of our content on our own or paying someone for their wonderful creative work. The truth of the matter is that.. not all of us have the money to go out and spend a monthly fee on stock photography, or the rights to really cool music. Of course if you have the money 100% support the places you are getting your content from, because they are working hard to give you their stuff for free.

If you want to find out some of my favourite places to get creative content check out my youtube video. I have all the links to the websites in the video description.

Also, if you have a cool website you would like to mention, leave the name in the comment section, either here or on youtube (or both if you feel so inclined) and help other people find useful resources.

Thanks for surviving this post!

PLAYING OXENFREE

PLAYING OXENFREE

Oxenfree is a choice and consequence story based game. It has a super cute artistic style, great dialog and a “get back to your youth” teen story.

I will be doing a review of the game on my blog once I have completed the entire thing, but in the meantime if you want to watch me play the game, I have uploaded my first playthrough on Youtube.

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The Versatile Blogger Award

The Versatile Blogger Award

Thanks to Beth Jones for tagging me! 

I’m going to be honest…I’m pretty new to this blogging thing, so I’m not completely, entirely, 100% sure, what this means, but nether the less i’m going to give this my best shot! So bare with my ignorance on this one (hopefully I do it right)

So here is the list of rules for this tag:

  • Show the award on your blog
  • Thank the person that has nominated you
  • Share 7 different facts about yourself
  • Nominate 15 blogs of your choice
  • Link your nominees and let them know of your nomination

Here goes nothing: 

Fact number one: My favourite songs are currently:

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Fineshrine by Purity Ring from the album Shrines

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In Time by FKA Twigs from the album M3LL155x

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7 Years by Lukas Graham from the album 7 years

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Fact number two:

I’m currently in my third year of a Journalism degree.

Fact number three:

One day I hope to write a book and create a number of short films.

Fact number four:

I have Coeliac disease which means that I can’t eat gluten.

Fact number five:

I  once accidentally ordered more than 1,000 cardboard boxes (I will make a youtube video about this story one day… because who doesn’t want to share their completely embarrassing stories with the entire internet.)

Fact number six:

I hate, hate, hate talking on the phone and will go to extreme lengths to avoid answering it.

Fact number seven:

And last, and possibly most importantly, I’m a Hufflepuff.

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Who I tag:

(p.s.  Please don’t feel obliged to do this, I have just tagged people incase they want to give it a go.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

A list of Incredibly Creative Youtubers

So recently I just started my own Youtube channel  (#SPON), and in doing so I began to realise the incredible amount of work that goes into not only filming videos, but thinking of relevant and enjoyable video topics, and the painful task of editing your own face. (Like seriously there is only so much of your own face you can stand seeing before your editing self wants to punch your filming self in the face.)

So having now become incredibly aware of how hard some smaller Youtubers are working,  I wanted to do my part and share some of the creative youtubers that I love. Now I know that my boring ramblings don’t exactly attract a crowd, so in all likelihood it will have no effect on these channels, who still have a lot more people seeing their content on a daily basis than this blog post will probably see in its life time…. but just let me live in the fantasy that this list will be of use to someone, okay, cheers.

I recently found the channel  SuperSamStuff, he posts just about everything and anything about everything. His video’s are super entertaining and interesting. Here is one of my faves:

ScarfDemon is an amazing painter and actress, and all around awesome seeming person. She post videos where she paints people’s faces and tells random life stories, which gives me equal parts joy and jealousy. She recently posted a “little moments” video which almost had me blubbering into my keyboard.

neafcy Does book and film reviews, and discusses various important topics. His videos have the very refreshing grunge feel of a Youtube channel from 2006, and he is probably the most down-to-earth seeming Youtuber person, I have had the pleasure of viewing for a long time. He recently did a week of discussion about youtube and its culture which I really recommend you check out. Here is one about smaller Youtubers.

NotJustBlonde currently has 15,782 subscribers, she posts song covers, but my favourite content of hers would have to be her random chats about important lifey things like confidence and personality. Below is one of my fave videos she posted recently:

InkBonesBooks is a Booktuber, who also plays games, and talks about Anime. My friend showed me her channel when I told her I wanted to do various things on my Booktube channel, one of which was gaming. I think it is really cool that she is mixing her channel up a bit. If you are into gaming and books you should definitely check her channel out.

I recently just found Ant (mrheavyhand)‘s channel who does sketches and vlog’s. I just find his videos really entertaining and enjoyable to watch, and personally I don’t think he has nearly as many subscribers as he should have. Here is a video sketchy thing he made about Slam Poetry.

So yeah, that is some of the interesting and creative people I’m subscribed to on Youtube. Hopefully you found someone new to fill empty, meaningless hours of life, binge watching.

If you are subscribed to any interesting and creative people that you think more of the world needs to know about, leave a comment bellow!

Thanks for surviving this post!