I’m not great when it comes to what’s hot, what’s new, what’s even happening right now anywhere (like, have you seen this blog? I’m the hungover, sleeping dude in the back of a van, constantly late for class), so I rely on some YouTube channels to let me know what’s happening, but most importantly to entertain me and cut through the bullshit.
I don’t have time. I have gone down too many video rabbit-hole ventures and am strangely getting more impatient as I get older.
So I’ve made a list of some YouTube channels I’m personally subscribed to that make my days more enjoyable.
Mysteries, thrillers, crime, I live for it. Ho boy, if you saw my Netflix ‘Recently Watched’ you might wonder if I have any joy in my life. Blame my mum and her macabre interests rubbing off on my sister and me.
I found out about this subscription almost a year ago while compiling a list of boxes I’d like to review for the blog. After jotting down a full page of boxes (almost all of them I realised much later don’t even ship to Australia) I found a link to Hunt A Killer, an immersive, on-going spiral of intrigue and insanity (my opinion there), where you’re teamed with a penpal who sends you cryptic shit and basically puts a lot of trust in you, but more about that later..
Avengers: Infinity War trailer dropped this week and if you think I stayed up late to watch it premiere on YouTube you are absolutely right because that’s what I did. I love the Avengers, the actors portraying them, and I respect the Russo brothers ever since they directed possibly one of my favourite movies of all time, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and Kevin Feige is somehow not insane from the amount of stuff he does. I collect the toys, I went to the Marvel Exhibit when it was here and when I have time, I chill out and read some comics. This is what I love, some people don’t get it, but that’s fine because while I’m the most grumpy, possibly cynical person you might meet, it fills me with excitement and joy.
So getting over a trailer might sound ridiculous, but it really isn’t any different from a Star Wars fan getting excited about the next episode, your country making it into the World Cup or a Selena Quintanilla fan happy that MAC paid tribute to the late singer with a collection dedicated to her.
But I have questions. I’m excited, I’m full of dread, I’m curious and I have questions.. and some theories to some questions out there.
I want to preface this by saying that these questions are just the-day-afterwards freak out questions that popped into my brain and some of the links in the questions and theories are up for debate as it’s Fort Knox when it comes to info. Also, I haven’t read all of the comics so there might be a lot I’ve missed.
“I hate clothes.” I mutter to myself as I go through my shirts yet again. I’m constantly trying to weed out my clothes and other belongings, longing to be minimalist while at the same time collecting my Funko Pop bounty.
You might not be like me in any way. I have never kept an eye on trends; had loads upon loads of clothes and accessories, neither have I ever really been into clothes shopping. Yet between moving (which I will be doing yet again in the coming months), a fluctuating weight and having my audition/acting clothes on standby, you might be like me in that you have more clothes than you usually know what to do with. I don’t really have many bottoms or dresses, but I sure to have a mound of tops. When I go away I usually come back with a top, when I’m at a convention I might grab a top, when my overseas friends or my family go overseas, I get a few more tops again.
To top this problem (pun maybe intended), I know that not just my shirts but all of my clothes are made in different countries, from different material blends and in really haphazard ways (the shirt I’m wearing right now is asymmetrical and not intended to be, but what did I expect for $3?).
One night as I was scanning Pinterest for minimising ideas, I happened to come across this book by Elizabeth L. Cline. Overdressed had a lot of articles written about it, as well as raved reviews, so while I was at the library I rented it out. What I had learned (and trust me, if you thought you knew it all, you will still learn something) has changed how I feel about the clothes I have and how I shop for them.
Does anyone else tense up when someone recommends something for you to watch, only to have them think you must be Amish if you haven’t or don’t watch it? I’m usually tense when people are talking anyway (I’m the life of every party I’m not invited to) but movies and tv shows are always a topic I feel a bit more comfortable talking to strangers about. However when people ask me “You watch Game of Thrones, right?” (it’s never a “Do you?”) and my surprising answer of “*barely held in sigh* No.” escapes my lips, I’m always treated to a 20-minute shock “Oh my God, you DON’T????” rant followed by a 20-hour long essay why I should.
I’m not going to do that to you. Instead, I will try my darnedest to let you know in written detail (including Michael Jackson yodelling) why I recommend these shows, what I love about them and maybe who might like them that little bit more.