And the 12 points from the UK go to…
If Twitter is anything to go by, this past weekend was the Super Bowl for many across Europe. Yes, that’s right, it was Eurovision! The UK’s entry, SuRie, had to deal with a stage invader getting in the way of her performance, but, thankfully, she managed to keep her cool and impress many. She was easily better than the majority of acts taking part, but politics will always loom largely in the points. Moldova, we’re looking at you!
Graham Norton is always the shining light of the whole show, with quips galore about interesting costume choices, facial hair arrangements and much more. Daniel J. Layton has put his name forward to takeover once Graham decides to step aside. We don’t know about you, but we’d love to see that!
On with the Round-Up!
Should We Ship Kids? | Shipping Ethics | AMillionMadMusings
As with most things, the internet has good and bad versions of everything, with all the grey area in between. Fan fiction is comes with certain connotations that us, people of the internet, are very conscious of. These implications make certain genres and topics very problematic when applied to the art form that is fanfic writing.
Gemma Dunnell is back at it again with a bunch of musings about this very topic. She brings up various examples, such as Eleven and Mike from Stranger Things. You might be thinking, “But why is that a problem? It’s a mainstream show that approaches a burgeoning early teen relationship in a way that is tasteful and almost hinted at.” Fan fiction has the ability to take it to places that would not be suitable, appropriate, legal, etc.
Gemma talks about the ethics of exploring subjects like this and does so in a wonderful way. We go to her channel for interesting, engaging content like this, that tackles things in a way you may not have previously thought about.
WWII | Makes Me ANGRY!!! | Completed It Mate
World War II makes us angry too!!! Damn you, Hitler! Ohhhhhh, James Buckley, you mean the newest Call of Duty game named World War II. Well, our sentiments still stand.
The newest installment of the award-winning, record-breaking Call of Duty franchise is set across the backdrop of the biggest war in history, another sequel that was worst than the original. The campaign mode is a staggering feat of storytelling, culminating in a sequence that will leave you reeling from it for hours afterward. However, that is a finite thing. In other words, “Story Mode? Completed it, mate.”
The online part of Call of Duty has always been a big draw for people and this one is no different. James is still playing it months after its release, which tells you all you need to know. It’s also super frustrating because it can be tricky and people playing it months later tend to be the really good ones. There’s a lot of kills in this video, but you’ll have to watch to find out who does the killing. There are some textbook James Buckley reactions in this one, if that in anyway sways your thoughts on that.
TOKYO HAUL! | Niomi Smart
Japan is a crazy, foreign place that looks so fascinating, and it’s on our bucket list to visit it one day. However, while we wait, we’ll have to be content with watching Japan-related travel vlogs and haul videos from our fave creators. Recently, Niomi Smart traveled there for a work trip and she brought back a whole bunch of things with her!
There is such a variety of items in this video, with different smells and different textures. We’re very jealous of her trip and the things she brought back with her. Save us a seat on the plane next time, Niomi!
The Pageant Bug – Documentary | DreamOnMaddie
Pageants are something that have had their fair share of criticism over the years for being a representation of the oppression of women. Madeleine Drury is someone who is using her platform to shine a light on a side of the industry that, perhaps, isn’t represented in mainstream media in any real way. She focusses on a lovely, young woman called Madison, who’s not your stereotypical idea of a pageant contestant – she’s currently in the middle of a theology degree at Durham University!
Pageants are not all they appear to be.
REACTING TO DEMI & KEHLANI, WAYHAUGHT, CHONI, HAYLEY KIYOKO AND ALLY & AMY | Rose Ellen Dix
In this video, Rose Dix and Rosie Spaughton react to “A LOT of gay shit”. It’s a fandom buffet with Wayhaught, Choni, Demi and Kehlani all getting their moment in the sun. If you don’t understand anything we just said, then let this video be a teaching tool for you.
Rose and Rosie bring their funny to this one in spades and it’s a goddamn hoot for all. Is it okay for us to requests videos, because we’d love to see more like this one, please! Come on, people, give them more things to react to!
Want more? We’re happy to oblige…
Summertime is rapidly approaching, which means it’s bathing suit buying time. All the big places do their own variations on the classics, and Alice Thorpe has been preparing by buying some options from ASOS, which she was kind enough to share with us. The ones we’re shown are perfect for the upcoming summer months, with lovely patterns and variation to keep them fun and interesting.
Jake Edwards talks us through his favourite bi characters on tv. This is not a straightforward “I like these people” sort of video – Jake goes deeper. He explores the characters in relation to the cause of bisexuality in the wider world, speaking about “good” and “bad” bi’s and what that all means.
We all love Disney, and the way in which they approach stories is wonderful and incredibly important to a large amount of people. One of those films is The Little Mermaid. Ariel has an iconic look that’s been replicated many times over the years, and Sophie Foster is no different with her take on the red locks and lips. She shows us how to do it step by step, helping even the most amateur amongst us.
Emi Salida is joined by Greg Morrison and Emma Popcorn to talk about about all sorts of things, including how they all met and their sexuality. It’s the sort of video fans will love for the openness they’ve subscribed for, while new viewers will find a wonderful channel that shows us facets of life we may or may not be accustomed to.