The videos by Some Grey Bloke on YouTube are made as if they were an average middle aged man making an online vlog. Most of them are very funny and he covers a large range of subjects: religion, social networking, relationships etc. Also, there are often videos made about current affairs. Here's a link to the channel and here's one of my favourite videos (based on the past 'Swine Flu' panic):
The title of today's post is a quote by a good friend of mine, and comes specifically from part of their high quality series of fantasy stories.
Now, you may think that the quote is a pretty pessimistic thing to say, when I first registered it, at least, it seemed awfully pessimistic. You think, oh so there's no beauty in the universe? Wilderness isn't a beautiful piece of nature; it's actually a huge ecosystem of things fighting for survival. Likewise, when you look at a human being, it's not a beautiful thing; instead it's just the end result of millions of years of evolution and with nothing significant at all about it. Beauty is a human construct with no meaning whatsoever. But that's not how I interpreted it.
Now, if you were a particularly unhappy person, or just somebody with a somewhat gloomy view of existence, you may well view things like that. But, I, for one, take the idea that there is no beauty as a very nice idea indeed. With no beauty, people wouldn't be constantly comparing themselves with things that are more aesthetically pleasing than them. They wouldn't worry that others are judging them against the more beautiful either. Indeed, imagine a world where the concept of beauty had never existed: things may well have just been seen as they are. You wouldn't look at somebody and think "Sheesh, they're hideously ugly" you'd just think that that is the way they are, and it changing would be odd, it's always odd when things change, but a good thing nonetheless. People wouldn't worry about wearing some new clothes or hair style they're unsure about, because it would only be thought of as a good thing as it would make them happy, and not be judged on a popular scale of beauty. Nobody could argue that looking a certain way could be bad, if it made somebody happy.
Just a quick shout out to a YouTuber who keeps a funny vlog. Sometimes her videos are a little gross, but, on the whole, they are very entertaining. She often features her cute little dogs in the videos too. Here's a link to her page and here's one of my favourite videos by her:
Non Stamp Collector is a YouTuber who makes videos parodying certain sections of The Bible. Some may say that it is rude of him to attack religion like this, but I disagree; the sections from The Bible that he mentions genuinely are immoral and, as such, it is not wrong of him to treat them as such. Here's a link to his page and here's one of my favourite videos:
Here's a link to my the excellent blog of my intelligent friend David Tubb, he doesn't write long posts about stuff, rather, they all seem to be very cool little bursts of knowledge. I hope you'll like it!
This may be very short, but I've had a busy day today! Sorry!
I do feel a little lazy whenever I just write a little shout out rather than an actual post, and I did have a full post planned for today, but then I found out about this amazing blogger named Laci Green. She keeps both a regular blog on her website and a vlog on YouTube. Here videos are often very insightful and very educated comments on society and bad things people have to do due to social pressures. She covers a broad range of subjects giving advice to people in regards to all parts of their lives. I've posted my favourite of her videos below: (the title may be silly, but trust me, it's good)
Today I'm just going to share with you an excellent short film a friend of mine made. As the title suggests it features only one man and is also silent (aside from music) and humorous, enjoyable little romp and I hope you will like it. Also, as an added note, it’s all filmed at the Bath Spa University, so you get a little view of how nice it is there.
Brawl in the Family is a rather hilarious webcomic which features many jokes related to Nintendo characters. I imagine that everybody who enjoys playing video games will probably find something to enjoy in this comic. Plus, while it is mainly Nintendo characters that they use (the title itself being a reference to Super Smash Bros. Brawl), they do also use characters from the likes of Final Fantasy and Sonic the Hedgehog, so the appeal is probably fairly wide within the spectrum of video game fans. I think it's definitely worth checking out, you may find it just as funny as I do. It's never explicit either; it's always good clean, innocent, utterly hilarious fun.
Here's an extra video for today. My good friend Dalfino has uploaded a new song onto YouTube, so here it is. This, I think, is his best yet, it's a very good, passionate piece of work. I hope you'll enjoy it and I'm sure you will.
_ For Creative Writing coursework I've made a website for pieces of writing by amateur authors. So far there are only three pieces of writing (by three different writers, including myself) here's a link to it, please visit it and feel free to contribute your own pieces!
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