The current school term may be nearing an end, but who’s to say you don’t have time for a quick YouTube break?
Well, your teachers, probably, but what do they know? Time to crawl out of your makeshift fort built from textbooks and half-completed study guides and take a peak at this week’s collection of stellar content. Seriously, do you think we’d pull you away from your tremendously important studies if it wasn’t entirely necessary?
…On second thoughts, don’t answer that.
Scarf – A Love Story | i read books in nightclubs
Leave it to Jonny Vickers and Carrie Hope Fletcher to turn the idea of losing an article of clothing on public transit into a romantic fantasy. The last time we lost a scarf to the Tube doors, the end result was less budding-new-relationship, more children-sniggering-at-our-misfortune. Moving on…
Starting off this week’s Round-Up is the story of a boy, a girl, a bus, and a pair of wandering scarves. The short film is driven by its darling storyline and adorable colour scheme (for those keen enough to notice). Anyone else wondering how Pete Bucknall feels about his girlfriend being swept deftly off her feet?
MUM – Ad | Helen Anderson
What’s that? Helen Anderson‘s gone and made a heartwarming video about the shining beacon of light that is her mum? And before you ask, yes, of course we’re fine. We’ve just got something in our collective eyes… Excuse us.
But for real, who doesn’t want a bond like the one Helen and her mum have? Her latest video is a touching tribute to the relationship they have cultivated throughout the years. While our mums may nag us about staying out late and applying to uni, we only hope we can someday have a friendship like theirs.
Be sure to thank the mother figure in your life!
This Video Is Too Gay For Kids | Calum McSwiggan
One of the many creators tackling the issue of #YouTubeAgeGate this week is Calum McSwiggan, whose important video on the topic touches on the implications of a platform that eliminates the presence of LGBTQ+ videos.
YouTube has always been a medium that celebrates diversity, from coming-out videos to highlighting LGBTQ+ role models and Q&As about the gender transition process. So, in light of the site seemingly eliminating LGBTQ+ content and flagging videos as potentially inappropriate, there has been an understandably sizeable reaction. Calum’s impassioned video elaborates on the importance of desexualising the LGBTQ+ community, as censoring content only helps promote the idea of queerness as inherently sexual.
Cheers, Calum, for a necessary video on a meaningful subject.
Beauty & The Beast 2017 – Singing With Alan Menken | Gary C
Well, it’s happened: the most magical collaboration under the sun. That’s certainly the best interpretation of Gary C‘s most recent video, where we see him break into song with the one and only Alan Menken.
Yes, you read right! Alan’s scored more Disney films than we can count of our fingers, from The Little Mermaid and The Hunchback of Notre Dame to the studio’s recent live-action Beauty and the Beast. Gary’s vlog captures his magical duet with the Disney legend, as well as a surprise appearance by the film’s own Gaston and Le Fou! Honestly, we might still not be over it come next week’s Round-Up.
The Science of Memes… | LukeIsNotSexy
Last but certainly not least, Luke Cutforth ventures into everyone’s favourite school subject: Science. Which complex idea did he launch into? Evolution? Space exploration? The human anatomy?
Err, well, not exactly. He chose to look at the science of the meme. Yes… his subject was memes.
But really, who knew how closely the replication process of memes mirrored that of genes? The next thing we know, Sixth Form hallways are going to be papered with diagrams of Grumpy Cat and dat boi. We’ll be writing term papers on the integration of memes into politics. Until that happens, you can catch us lounging in the meme pool this summer.
And, as always, we’ve got a few more up our sleeve…
Cat’s Cradle, a nosey sister, and a plotline to rival that of Jaws: the first episode of Jack Howard and Dean Dobbs‘s Jack & Dean of All Trades is live on their channel and we’ve got our floaties ready!
Did you trip on the treadmill during your first gym outing of the year, or perhaps meander the floors with a lost look in your eye as you tried to find an exercise machine that didn’t look like a torture device? We promise you, however your gym adventure went, it wasn’t nearly as bad as Phil Lester‘s. Trust us.
We know you’ve been singing along to the new Beauty and the Beast soundtrack, and so have Bethan Leadley and Matt DeFreitas! Their modern take will have you swooning faster than you can say “be our guest”!