Christmas on tumblr. | Blogmas Day 12

Discoveries: I missed the deadline for Christmas delivery for most of the online gifts I wanted to get for mia familia. Worse discovery: I missed it by ONE DAY.

Unfortunately, I didn’t get to sleep at all last night, resulting in me seeing the sunset, on-off rain for about 5 hours, and the sunrise. The day has been, for lack of a better word, tiring.

Tomorrow should be better as I am blogging from bed which never happens. I may well get to sleep before tomorrow! I plan to vlog the day at the Christmas Market we’re going to, and hopefully manage to get over this crazy life jetlag I’ve been feeling – it;s just like regular jetlag, except I haven’t traveled anywhere.

TODAY IS CHRISTMAS ON TUMBLR LET’S GO

yES THAT IS A CAP EDIT

And for good measure, Dan and Phil’s 2014 festivities:

EVERYTHING ON THE INTERNET IS SO. DAMN. FESTIVE. None of the above photographs belong to me, and full credit goes to the content creators on tumblr.

For today’s cheesy af Christmas tune:

Love and light,
shalom x

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Reasons to love Lorde & Disclosure’s MAGNETS video

I started this post two days ago. Seriously.


Okay, so that sounded more like a Buzzfeed title than I intended.

Lorde & Disclosure teamed up earlier this year to create the “dark electric blues and greens” track that “moves like liquid”. The product of the combination was MAGNETS. The track is available for download on iTunes here.

Now, let’s talk about this video.

WATCH IT. IF YOU’RE PLANNING ON READING THE REST OF THIS WITHOUT WATCHING, IT YOU’RE MAKING A MISTAKE. WATCH IT.

This video is just !!! It gives me life. The narrative changes from “oh, classy Lorde” to “affair?” to “omg hit girl?” It’s amazing. Here’s what Lorde had to say about it:

The reason I love Lorde is because she’s so unapolagetically herself. Ella is 18, and takes no shit. It’s brilliant, and it’s what I want to be at 18. Her tumblr has kept me alive since 2012 and everyone should follow her if you’re in need of something to scroll through for hours and reconsider the state of everything. You should. Seriously. Right here.

That’s all I have to say about MAGNETS. It’s currently my favourite song. I adore the video. Ella Yelich-O’Connor is my hero.

love and light,
shalom x

good job, tumblr. | connect

Before I start this post, I’d like to let you know that my little sister decided today that “Draco would really love the game Whack-A-Weasel. I bet every Malfoy has a Whack-A-Weasel machine and laughs whenever they play.”

So, Tumblr. If you don;t know what Tumblr is, I would suggest keeping it that way. Because once you get sucked in, you’re likely to never leave. Buuuuuut it’s also possibly the best thing in world, and I would never forgive myself if I didn’t.

Tumblr is a “microblogging platform and social networking website founded by David Karp and owned by Yahoo! Inc. The service allows users to post multimedia and other content to a short-form blog.” (Thanks  Wikipedia.) In short, Tumblr is  a place where people are 980 times more offended by regular people, where everybody is the same age whether you’re twelve or fifty-two, and where you will literally learn enough to change the world. Tumblr has about 50 million users, who can know as much about you as you want them to know in a matter of seconds. Fair warning: 39 million of them are angry and get very, very short with people that offend them with anything (read: everything).

But why are you talking about Tumblr, Shalom? 

I ship it.

Well, today, Tumblr went a little crazy with a shipping marathon. No, the people of the internet were not packing fish into boxes and sending them across the ocean. Is it strange that that’s the first thing I think of when I see shipping? Possibly. ANYWAY. Shipping. Today.

Shipping, initially derived from the word relationship, is the desire by fans for two people, either real-life celebrities or fictional characters, to be in a relationship, romantic or otherwise. Tumblr is brilliant at this.  Today, a I got asks (messages from Tumblr) shipping a friend (read: giant. crush.) and me. And then I got more. And we talked about it, I guess, and we both ship the ship. I don’t know if this means I’ve outed my crush on my crush to my crush. Possibly. (Why crush? Why not passing fancy?)

In short: Good job, Tumblr. This ship may well sail.

love and light,
shalom

Scoot on ~ why I should probably get more sleep

So before you read this, there are a few things you should know. (1) It’s almost 6am in Johannesburg, South Africa, and I am very awake having not slept yesterday, (2) I do believe I spend too much time on tumblr, (3) these are some things that happen to my facebook account when I’m like this and generally all the time. 

Please, don’t kill me, please ‘(-.-)’

1. I’m not sleepy enough to de-capitalise the ‘i’

2. tumblr can hurt people beware and stuffmlike seriously waow this grammar is so bad no, I have to stop now.

3. oh no
it’s 5.30
the functional humans shall soon wake

yeah better go hide or sleep or something

4.  me: *types in* miley cyrus
autocorrect: millet circus
me: miley cyrus
autocorrect: limey cyprus
me: *breathes sharply* m i l e y c y r u s
autocorrect: smiley virus

SMILEY VIRUS I CAN’T

5. person: hey, watcha doin’?
me: just casually fixing breakfast.
person: at 4.30 in the afternoon?
me: I SAID CASUALLY

6.going to sleep at 7:05 and waking up at 11.30 isn’t really advisable ever
#besafekids

7. Errmigaard hashtags work on WordPress

so hashtag

wow

8.people it’s bright outside
why the hell am i awake

guess who’s screwed  😀

9. I just painted all 10 of my fingernails (haven’t in ever) and it’s some shade of pink
but every time I look down at the keyboard while I’m typing, I see these strange pink headed digits moving about

and then, for a second, my brain goes:

WHAT IN THE ACTUAL HELL GET OFF WHAT THE HELL IS THAT WHAT THE FOX SOMEBODY HELP DO YOU WANT TO KILL ME PLEASE TAKE MY SHOES INSTEAD THEY SUCK

and then I calm down and continue my counterproductive internet life  🙂

10. the problem is staying up until *insert time that is never fixed* and blogging and tumblring and watching extreme displays of rachetery and reading harry potter and realising that the hunger is real and then you’re like

person: really, stomach?
stomach: LOUSY HUMAN GET ME FOOD
person:but it’s 2am
stomach: DID I STUTTER *proceeds to display anger through crazy hunger pangs*

Dearest readers, please sleep.

All my love,

-Scoot xxx

Scoot on ~ the problem with youtube(rs)

I did a bad thing today. Today, I stood in front of a staircase with an apple in my hand for exactly 42 minutes. I was eating said apple, but I refused to go downstairs. Why? I DON’T KNOW! I have perfected the art of nothingness and it’s getting scary! I don’t think you understand, but for a person to stand in front of a staircase without any reason for almost three-quarters of an hour, there is a problem.

Regardless of any of my nothingness-ness-ness, today I want to tell you about one of my favourite things in the world:

YouTube.

Okay, so this is from tumblr, but still, ti’s a party 😀

YouTube is basically the best thing ever. And YouTubers are literally the best things ever. Wait, is it offensive that I call them things? Meh ^^, Anywho, I just wanted to let you people in on some of the reasons why I am a failure at life and why everyone thinks I have a good friend named Melissa who provides me with much body heat (naughty 😉 ) when she’s actually my laptop.

So, if you’ve been living under a rock for the past couple of years, welcome to le internet! Alternitavley called le interwebs, le place of procrastination, le best friend, le home, le…le.. well if you’re reading this then I suppose you know of the internet due to your current connection…if not, three claps for you you legend! *claps thrice*

YouTube is awesome. Now, there are some people on this YouTube thing who sometimes talk into a camera. We call these people YouTubers. 

Yes Doge, they are so many beautiful. Amongst some of my favourite camera-talking-folk who have ZERO idea that I exist are the following:

  1. Troye Sivan. Actually born Troye Mellet (huge fangirl alert) and still fabulous since then. Pleease watch these videos until the end, if not for anything but that wink at the end! So much good.
  2. Dominic. Also known as D-trix from SYTYCD (So You Think You Can Dance). Watch the “the 20” videos. Do. So much laugh. Much funny. Go. Self defined as “Reality TV loser that loves dancing to Justin Bieber. Youtube is my life. It use to be myspace, but apparently I’m the only one that still checks it.” Goooo!
  3. Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. No words. Very laughing. Watch watch watch

No you may be wondering what the problem is with these lovely people, but that is it. The problem is that they are so damn perfect and so much haha funny, tht I HAVE NO LIFE AND DO NOTHING. I guess it helps in a strange sort of way,seeing that my dearest YouTube will always be there for me. Feeling loved already. Much happy. 

Small still voice in my head is telling me that the Doge-ing is too much. If you have no idea what I mean by doge-ing, click here.

I do apologise for the absolute crap quality of this post, dearest internet. I apologise profusely and wish only for your forgiveness.

All my love, all the time

-Scoot xx