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Teenagers Annoy Me

25 Aug

Hypocritical, I know. I AM a teenager. But seriously, sometimes my generation gets me very bothered. (For example, after the East coast earthquake EVERY persons status was a variation of “ahhh, earthquake!” It’s like, thank you, I really needed to hear that from each and every one of you to understand the seriousness >.>)

funny facebook fails - Annoying Facebook Girl: East Coast Quake Edition

 

 

Anyways, what’s bothering me at the moment is how everyone liked the earthquake; everyone wants disaster to strike. They’re excited about it! One friend who I will not name: “I hope the hurricane destroys the school!”

Okay, no. There are so many problems with that. I get the idea; school gets delayed, vacation guys! Woohoo! But seriously, we’re not in elementary school. Start using your head. What if there were workers inside the building? Do you have any idea how much the repair for damages could cost? We live in one of the richest counties in the COUNTRY; we are lucky. If it got destroyed, they would find a way to still make us have an education, and they’d most likely build a much worse school to get us learning faster. Then we’d have a terrible school with no resources, zapped funds, and raised taxes for the county, even for your parents. Devastation isn’t fun and games.

Another friend: “We never have earthquakes or hurricanes though! I wish there were more! Isn’t it so exciting?” No, I answered her. Potential injuries, losses counting up to millions of dollars, and even deaths are exciting? Looking back, yes, the earthquake was exciting. But it was only exciting because there was barely any damage or injuries. We can’t be lucky like that every time; stop wishing potential danger on our heads just so you can say you’ve experienced a natural disaster!

 

Ending note: I can be stupid. I can be immature. And this blog post probably makes me sound like a prude to anyone I’ve addressed or many people my age. But even I can say that when nature’s pointing a gun at your head, playing Russian Roulette, grow up and stop smiling at it.

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Review of Twilight/Confessions of an Ex Twi-Fan

3 Apr

Via deviantart.com, ~fishbizkit

Okay, first off I have to say that I used to like Twilight. It was 8th grade, I was young and the books have a strange magic about them. What I mean is, when you’re reading them, they pull you in. It seems that all romance novels do that, so you’re helpless to the next book, and the next book. I got really into the whole thing, not to an extreme but I was checking out tons of stuff; fan-art, fan-fiction, her new book from Edwards POV, etc. It’s only once the entire things done that you take a step back and go, what the heck did I just read? You start to actually realize how many flaws there are to the mesmerizing story and how weird the whole thing was. (ESPECIALLY the last book. Seriously, what was up with that.)

You realize that the reason it pulls you in is because it’s perfect; TOO perfect. The author used the book to live out her little fantasy, starting with describing Bella to look just like her. It seems that for some unknown reason, all the guys in school just fall in love with her. She’s adorably clumsy, and the ‘perfect’ mature girl. Yet she throws her life away for someone she barely knew, claiming she loved Edward before they had even had a full conversation. The book is like a fan-fiction; it makes you all happy but it’s not a well drawn out story at ALL. So now it’s time to seg-way into the review I wrote for Twilight a little while back; I don’t know what mood I was in then but be warned, it’s harsh. Also, I think I attack my former self a little when I talk about young girls. So don’t take offense to that, I was there at one point too. ^_^;

” ** spoiler alert ** Hm okay, how do I describe this book…Do you know that feeling when you finish a really good series, and you really want to read more so you settle for sucky fan fictions made by people who aren’t creative enough to write their own stories? This would be like those fan fictions.

The series is pushed along through each horribly slow moving book living only through teen emotions, which might be why the fan base is mainly young girls who can “empathize” with the emotions displayed.

Now there’s nothing wrong with a book about teen emotions; they can be really good at times. But I doubt that a completely ‘average’ described girl can walk into an isolated town and 3/5’s of the schools male population will throw themselves at her feet. Also it’s even harder to believe that it takes said girl 3 books, or around 1,500 pages, to decide between a sparkly (I say again: SPARKLY) vampire or a Native American werewolf.

Maybe the book would have been more realistic if it were written by a young author, instead of a 36 year old woman. Who, in fact, admits that she at first wrote this book for her own entertainment; not to publish it. Thats right, this book is literally just some story she wrote to feed her own romantic need, or perhaps make her feel all warm and breathless. Don’t get me wrong; I don’t know Stephanie Meyer. I’m not judging HER; I’m judging her stories 🙂 These are all guesses towards her.

The plot is a mess. Every single thing the characters want changes rapidly, with no reasoning. First Edward decides he can get past his ‘thirst’ to be with his love. Then he decides it’s too dangerous, and leaves. Then he changes his mind again and comes back, when he can’t live without her. This takes 2 books. I’m not kidding. Then after all that, she realizes she loves two people at once. She eventually picks Edward. One more book. Seriously. All three of these books have been hopelessly tied at the end with some vampire situation, which ends cleanly with all the characters alive and hunky-dory. Then Edward wants to leave her again because he wants to give her a chance at a normal life, and not turn her into a vampire, while she tries to convince him thats what she wants. So basically he tries to leave her yet AGAIN; as if the second book never happened. He later decides to change her; what a surprise.
And last but not least, the werewolf falls in love with their daughter, who is an infant, and will stay unchanging until she reaches his age. As if we needed more pedophiles in this story. Another vampire fight-oh wait, this one is about preparing for a vampire fight, who then change their minds and the fight never happens. Happily ever after! I swear on my life, I’m not making this up.

Teenage emotion makes good stories; when it’s realistic. Plain-jane girls who can get hoards of guys and then has trouble deciding which hot guy she wants, is not. Same goes for vampires who can’t make up their minds, or are obviously trying to get rid of a girl who can’t take a hint. This series is a perfect example of a mary-sue; when everything goes right, there’s no plot.

I would recommend this to people who are looking for a lot of time to waste, and aren’t interested in good plots or writing.”

So there you are! Reading it over again, I know that it’s all true. Just maybe a little mean, and it has kind of a rant feel to it. Oh well, thanks for reading! What do you think of twilight?

“Friday” And Pop Music

2 Apr

From EW.com

I think everyone is familiar with Rebecca Black and her infamous song Friday by now. Let me start by saying, when I first heard the song I thought it was a joke. I mean, I just saw her smiling in the video and thought “Oh man, she’s playing us!” I’m also kind of a Friday hipster (“I saw the video when it only had 1 million views!”) Haha, just kidding. Well, it’s true but nothing to brag about ^_^;

Everyone can agree that the lyrics are ridiculous (WE SO EXCITED. Let me help you out there Rebecca, and insert an ARE into your sentence before my brain explodes). But we shouldn’t really hate on the girl. She didn’t write the song, and she’s only thirteen. Alright, she could have said “You’re serious? I’m going to sing ‘Fun fun fun fun, you know what it is!’? Someone please rewrite this!” but whats happened has happened. If anything, we should blame the rapper guy who DID write the song, especially because his rap was one of the worst parts of the song (‘I’m driving, switching lanes, there’s a school bus in front of me’ >_< ).

So you must be wondering why I’m bringing her up, especially AFTER all the hype has died down. It’s because Friday, in all its horribleness, opened my eyes to pop music everywhere. I was already pretty fed up with pop music and its extreme repetitiveness and shallow lyrics. And radio stations drive me insane when they play the same song 5 times a day for 6 months. But Friday has made me realize what a downward path we really have been traveling on. Let me show you some songs that have been playing nonstop on my local radio station.

Backseat, by New Boyz:

Don’t say a word just turn around and let me see
Girl you got something special something special for me
Its way too many suckers in the VIP
Tell her got my car out front
Tell me do you wanna kick it in the backseat
I wanna get beside ya
In the backseat
So I can be your backseat driver
in the backseat
I wanna get beside ya
In the backseat
So I can be your backseat driver

I Met a group of girls in a Escalade
I Met a group of girls in a Escalade
Met met a group of girls in a Escalade
They came with you and left with me

I Met a group of girls in a Escalade
I Met a group of girls in a Escalade
Met met a group of girls in a Escalade
They came with you and left with me

(lyrics from http://www.elyrics.net/read/n/new-boyz-lyrics/back-seat-lyrics.html

It’s so repetitive you can get tired of it by listening ONE TIME. And when I’m in the shower listening to the radio, I’m helpless to turn it off as this guy talks on and on about the freaking backseat!

Blow, by Ke Dollar Sign Ha (watch the music video -_-)

This place about to blow
Blow
This place about to blow
Blow
This place about to blow
Blow
This place about to blow
Blow
This place about to-

(Lyrics from http://www.metrolyrics.com/blow-lyrics-kesha.html)

The chorus is the exact same throughout. The lyrics don’t change at all, she sings it in the exact same notes every time. And can you even call them notes? She gets through ‘This place about to’ before auto-tune completely takes over. By the way, your opinion on auto-tune? I think it can make a song great for dancing to and give it an electronic, edgy feel but it has completely taken over. Every single pop artist uses it now a days; who knows how many of them can actually sing?

S&M by Rihanna

Cause I may be bad, but I’m perfectly good at it
Sex in the air, I don’t care, I love the smell of it
Sticks and stones may break my bones
But chains and whips excite me

(Lyrics from http://www.metrolyrics.com/sm-lyrics-rihanna.html)

I would highly recommend clicking the link to see how repetitive the lyrics are. It literally makes me shake my head.

Anyways, I would like to use this song to highlight the message behind all lyrics. Everyone’s singing about drinking, girls, partying, and going crazy. Songs should at least be somewhat meaningful; when will the industry get that we’ve had ENOUGH songs about the same old things? And this song is just as bad, and if you don’t know what S&M means then please urbandictionary it. But the lyrics I’ve posted above can tell you the gist of it. Rihanna, why are you singing about liking kinky torture? This song is going on the radio, which kids will listen to. And you know that kids will be listening to your song online, too. And this topic is a vicious circle, by the way. In the artists defense, parents should control what kids listen to and deem it appropriate or not. It’s not the singers responsibility. But when you already know that you’re not some unknown artist who is known to be for adults only, of course you’re going to have kids listening.

 

So tell me, why was Friday shunned and laughed at while these songs continuously play on our radios every hour? How are these songs any better? I mean the lyrics are a little more shaped but no song is a lyrical masterpiece. I find it ironic how we are so appalled at Friday and can’t realize that this is what our music already was. Friday isn’t a new low, it’s just the garbage that highlighted the lows of half of mainstreams music. And as for the music video; she’s in front of green screens the whole time and is very awkward, but is dancing in your underwear any better? People need to ask themselves what they value in our culture and whats important to them. People from future generations are going to look to their history and what will they find? Enrique Iglesias singing “Tonight I’m ****ing You”. Real classy.

 

In this post I have covered Friday, pop music in general, auto tune, stupid lyrics, and repetitiveness. Let me say that there are some good songs out there, even if they all have the exact same structure (Verse, Chorus, Verse, Chorus, Bridge, Chorus, Chorus; although I don’t know much about the technical terms, I’m sure you get what I mean) Some good ones are Perfect by P!nk, Who Says by Selena Gomez, and Rhythm of Love by Plain White T’s. And one song I’m really liking right now is Rolling in the Deep by Adele.

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