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From Zoetropes to GIFs

Have you ever made a zoetrope from scratch? Watch me do it now!

Mention Misogyny: Social Media Abuse against Women

  On February 6th 1918, the passing of the Representation of the People Act extended voting rights to women. Exclusion from parliamentary politics during the 19thcentury led to the congregation of campaigners forming the National Union of Women’s Suffrage Societies. Through… Continue Reading →

Youtuber Makeup Brands: Real Effort or Easy Money?

Whose opinion can you really trust? A little podcast about the brand deals and products surrounding famous Youtubers and Influencers. 

Five Ways to Learn How to Accept Our Online Selves

Social Media is both a blessing and a curse in our modern day lives. On one hand, we value its power to connect us to others on a global scale yet, on the other hand, we despise the way it… Continue Reading →

Drugs in Festival Culture

Perhaps one of the biggest controversies within UK music festivals over the last few years was the decision to implement drug testing facilities inside the festival. Secret Garden Party initiated the trial in 2016 after several reports of overdoses at… Continue Reading →

At war for our wildlife – how technology is saving lives

This post is a little bit different from the rest. A little less sarcastic and little more serious. The majority of what you read is still my personal opinion but you may choose what you do with it. This topic… Continue Reading →

DMing in D&D – Now Easier Than Ever!

For ages I deliberated offering to run a game of D&D for my friends. I felt like there was no way I’d be able to do it, no way to cover all the bases. I was doomed to fail. Little… Continue Reading →

In or Out?

*TRIGGER WARNING* If you are of a nervous disposition and cannot stand to listen to any more talk of Brexit or Donald Trump. This blog post is NOT for you* Welcome back! I hope you’ve had a great break, and are… Continue Reading →

TURNER SYNDROME TURNING MY LIFE

The Publishing of my article: I had scrolled through the Turner Syndrome awareness campaign website and got inspired to write an article about my journey living with Turner Syndrome.

Transfer announcements: 7 worst social media vids of the Premier League

It’s the start of the new year. Christmas has long been forgotten. Hence decorations have been taken down. While new years hangovers are wearing off, which can only mean one thing. The January transfer window is up and active. And… Continue Reading →

From Paint Brush to Tilt Brush

Ever thought about drawing with stars and fire? Now, it’s finally possible … virtually at least!

Publicity through the Public

Among some of the biggest changes to music festival is are the artists. Fashion and festival goers- whilst far more digital- still hold the hippy, carefree nature of the festival, just in their own, modern, Instagram friendly way. Artists, however,… Continue Reading →

The Perfect Day in the Life: A Daily Vlog Deconstruction

Happy New Year!!!   So in last weeks blog post, I talked about the problems caused by Daily Vloggers showing their “perfect lives” online and it got me thinking. I wanted to find out how difficult it would actually be… Continue Reading →

Travel Apps – The Top 5 Apps that everyone should be using

So, if travel agents aren’t being used and people are turning to digital methods when booking holidays, what are the go-to travel apps that we should all be using? Here are the top 5 travel apps based on my own… Continue Reading →

Animal Testing: The Price of True Beauty?

Should all makeup brands be cruelty free? Whether drugstore or high end, the makeup industry is booming these days. And while there are so many choices of foundations, concealers, eyeshadow palettes, lip products and so on, people tend to have… Continue Reading →

Critical Role and Their Natural 20 in Success

Anyone who is a Dungeons and Dragons fan will know that it’s hard to avoid Critical Role. Therefore, we can’t begin to talk about the impact of the digital age on D&D without discussing their success.

eSports Premier League: What is it and why should we care?

My initial thought, no. eSports will never be a replacement or anywhere even close to the thrill of real-life sports. I refuse to believe that gaming sports can ever overtake any athletic sporting activity. But should I be giving them… Continue Reading →

From L’Arroseur Arrosé to Aquaman

What do the films Four Christmases (2008), How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days (2003) and Pretty Woman (1990) have in common? Well, have you seen their promotional posters?

Why it is Time That the Daily Vlogger is Put to an End

Merry Christmas!! Most of us are probably familiar with the likes of the Daily Vlogger. If you’re not (then you’ve probably been living under a rock) let me quickly explain:

#Festivalfashion

It’s impossible to think about the post Instagram festival and not think about the outfits. #Festivalfashion is massive, the bigger, the glitterier the better. So much so people are now ‘Instagram famous’ through their festival style. Companies such as pretty… Continue Reading →

Travel Agencies hankering on extinction – The 21st Century Dinosaurs

High-street travel agencies are dropping like flies. Long gone are the days of throwing the kids into the Fiat Multipla and pootling down to the local travel agents, to then sit for hours flicking through brochure after brochure with Carol… Continue Reading →

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