Who else is still feeling the effects of Eurovision?
If you’re like us, you probably attended a party dedicated to celebrating the best competition show in the world: Eurovision. If you’re even more like us, you probably participated in one of the many drinking games that were floating around Twitter. And if you’re completely like us, then odds are you’re still feeling a bit hungover… Hey, we’re not as young as we used to be. It takes a while for us to recover from a night like that.
Since you’re probably not yet feeling 100%, we thought we’d let you relax while we bring you some of the best videos YouTube had to offer last week. They’re pretty good, so grab a blanket and a hot cup of tea, and let’s jump into the Weekly Round-Up!
What I Eat In A Day – Trying To Gain Weight | Mandeville Sisters
Many YouTubers upload videos showing what they eat in a day, normally when they are trying to lose weight or are trying to lead healthier lives. However, this video from Amelia Mandeville is a little different. Amelia is currently on a mission to gain weight and overcome the emotions and fears she has when it comes to food and, as such, is sharing with viewers what she eats in a day in order to achieve her goal.
Having an emotional reaction to food, especially when you’re also struggling with medical issues like IBS, isn’t uncommon, so we really appreciate Amelia making this video. We understand this topic is something she wouldn’t normally be comfortable talking about online, but we applaud her for pushing through the discomfort. Not only does this video show viewers they’re not alone if they have similar feelings, but it’s also a good encouragement for those who are currently on the same journey as Amelia.
I’VE HAD TOP SURGERY!!! | Stephan Kyriacou
Steph Kyriacou recently had top surgery and decided to document the entire process, from pre-surgery to post-op, and it’s a video that’s left us feeling all kinds of elated. It’s also been super educational for those of us who aren’t sure what top surgery and the recovery process entail.
Anyone who has been following Steph on social media knows how hard he has worked to make this surgery happen, so we are very happy to see he was finally able to get it done. While some transgender men opt not to undergo top surgery, others feel it necessary for them to feel comfortable in their bodies, so this video is a good educational tool for those looking into the option, as it shows what happens after the surgery occurs and how the early stages of the recovery process look.
Steph, we’re glad you’re happy with the results! We can’t even begin to explain how stoked we are for you!
Letting The Person In FRONT Of Me Decide What SHOW To See! | Amy Lovatt
There’s a trend going around YouTube lately, which sees creators letting others dictate various aspects of their day. The majority are having people decide what they order from the takeaway restaurant or what they eat for an entire day. Amy Lovatt, on the other hand, is having others decide what theatre shows she watches.
Now, you might not think this to be a challenge, given Amy is a theatre MEGA fan, but that doesn’t mean this video isn’t any less entertaining. (Even if she does shade Matilda… How could you, Amy?) Now, we don’t want to spoil which shows Amy and Lewis Snell end up seeing, so we’ll say this: a musically good time was had by all, despite the lack of leg room, and it’s inspired us to try this challenge the next time we’re in the mood for some good theatre performances.
STRANGERS ROAST THE SIDEMEN | Sidemen
We here at TenEighty HQ love a good roast, and, no, we’re not talking about the type you eat at Sunday dinner. (However, that is also quite good.) What we’re talking about is a good old fashion comedy roast and that’s exactly what the Sidemen delivered with their latest video.
Bringing in a group of strangers to play Truth or Lies, the lads give us 32 minutes of absolute hilarity. Not only do the strangers bring the jabs, the boys themselves make this one to remember. We know it’s always a rowdy time whenever the Sidemen are involved, but the video pretty much turned into a huge bash and embarrassment sesh and we loved every minute of it. (Even if the questions got a bit strange.)
This is definitely one of our all-time favourite Sidemen videos. Period.
It’s Been Ten Years | TrichJournal
It’s been nearly a year since Rebecca Brown last uploaded a video to TrichJournal, a channel where she shares her experiences with trichotillomania. This past week, she made a brief return to mark the anniversary of the video where she first informed YouTube of her battle with the mental health disorder.
While Rebecca admits she’s not yet able to reflect on the video discussed, she does inform viewers of how her life has changed since she last posted in September 2018. Personal changes are aplenty, with new relationships and freelance opportunities, as are her thoughts on trichotillomania. As she mentions, it’s no longer in the forefront of her life and, as such, her perspective has changed. While she still does regularly deal with symptoms, such as pulling, it’s not as all-encompassing as it has been in the past.
It’s great news to hear and we’re happy to see Rebecca is doing well. There’s nothing we love more than seeing our favourite creators thriving and living their best lives.
You know we can’t stop at just five videos…
Barry Aldridge has announced he’s quitting YouTube… For now. While we’re sad to see him go, we know he’ll make his return one day, and we hope he enjoys his time out from the site. Don’t be a stranger, Barry!
To celebrate turning 30, Lauren Wade is sharing her favourite books of all time. 30 new books to add to our reading list? Yes, please!
Who says you need an expensive camera to film an impressive short film? Matthew Gilpin‘s short heads/tails was filmed entirely using an iPhone, proving that equipment doesn’t make a project good. Rather, it’s the idea and passion behind it that make it worth watching.
Melanie Murphy has released the teaser for her upcoming novel, If Only. We wish 6 June would hurry up already, so we can get our hands on a copy!
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