All posts tagged: teens

Then v. Now: 5 Old “Websites” 90s Kids Will Remember

Bebo/Xanga Both were popular sites for young adults, girls especially, in the early/mid 2000s. They were the perfect places to keep a “private” or public online journal, currently known as blogging.

A massive wave of jealousy and annoyance came over me – 12th June 1998

Originally posted on If Destroyed Still True:
Friday 12th [Cleo the cat’s hairs sellotaped in to my diary foreverrrrrr. Well, for 18 years. Still pretty gross.] An awful end to an awful week. Ralph hates me and I’m ill. We went to the cinema tonight with Emma, Freddie, Hayley, Lindsey Bullman, Georgia Dean, Safiyah L and Olivia. We all split up. Georgia and Safiyah saw Sliding Doors, Lindsey and Olivia saw Scream 2 and me, Ralph, Freddie, Emma and Hayley all went to see The Wedding Singer. It was quite a good film but Ralph went all miserable and sat on his own. Hayley said he said I was a bitch but Emma said he said an evil witch. Either way – BASTARD! Well, he wasn’t much company on the way to McDonald’s either. There were just the four of is coz Hayley went early with everyone else. He didn’t say one word to me. I don’t understand coz he spoke to me in school. I know he’s gone off me and doesn’t like me…

*NEW* ME AND EARL AND THE DYING GIRL REVIEW *NEW*

Originally posted on The MAD MOVIE RANTER:
A challenging dramedy in more ways than one. A promising cast reprieve a surprisingly patchy affair. High schooler Greg (Thomas Mann), who spends most of his time making parodies of classic movies with his co-worker Earl (RJ Cryler), finds his outlook forever altered after befriending a classmate (Olivia Cooke) who has just been diagnosed with cancer. I’m not going to lie. I was left wanting and a little disappointed. Don’t get me wrong, it’s highly watchable BUT the tone and pace was all over the place. From the strange opening sequence, I was scratching my head. Unfortunately, I’m not familiar with the Jesse Andrews novel. This film has certainly made me want to seek it out. Just to see if I was missing out on something. The strange animation reminded me of a Wes Anderson pic. Never a bad thing. We watch as an animated Greg chomps spaghetti while the “hot girl from Pussy Riot” serenades him by playing the harp. In a nutshell, we were being introduced to the…

Who is A? – My Predictions

Originally posted on Fandom Addict:
Hi everyone, So the mid-season finale for Pretty Little Liars airs tomorrow! This episode is probably the most important in the series: it’s A’s identity reveal! The most recent episodes have revealed some incredibly important clues that bring us closer to solving the mystery. Charles DiLaurentis is alive and wanted by the Rosewood police. Red Coat is still in the picture. Clark and Lorenzo aren’t bad. I. Marlene King, the show’s executive producer, has said that we have met A, meaning he/she is one of the characters already introduced in the show. There are many different speculations on who A and Red Coat are, and after a lot of deep thinking, I’ve come up with my own guesses. A’s Identity I’ve put a lot of thought into this, and here’s what I think: I think Charles is A, but I’m not sure who Charles is. The newest character that has been added to the series is Reese, and he definitely looks like a DeLaurentis. I thought he was Jason when…

Things Shy People Hate.

Originally posted on Chitchat:
things shy people hate. Being introduced as shy.? Stop. Just don’t do it. Do you think that person is unable to recognise someone’s personality traits alone? By doing this, you forbid them from being anything but shy, making it like they are contradicting or betraying you if they even try to be openly excited, or loud, or even happy. Not inviting them to places because you think they won’t enjoy it.? There is a 67% possibility that they will say no but then there is also a 33% chance they will say yes and if you don’t even try to ask them then it will just make them think that you don’t want to hang out with them and make them retreat into their turtle shells. Being asked, “Why are you so shy?” I don’t why I am shy, if I did I wouldn’t be. While I figure out my life, please don’t keep pestering me with why’s because it just reminds me of my flaws and let’s me know it’s…

Judging A Dawson’s Creek Pocket Book By Its Cover

Originally posted on Cookies + Sangria:
A couple of years ago, Molly was kind enough to send me a care package of books, most of which are geared towards a younger audience, because she gets me. One of the books in said package was a novelization of Dawson’s Creek, called A Capeside Christmas. Here I am reading A Capeside Christmas while we were waiting to get into the Dawson’s Creek Writers Reunion at ATX TV Festival in June It seems as if novelizing popular TV shows seemed to be a big 90s thing that brought in all the cash for these already hit programs. I’m pretty sure I read one or two of the Full House books, but there was also a collection of Buffy, Charmed, and Roswell ones floating around too. But the thing about these was that they were never *quite* in canon with the shows they were derived from. I recently finished A Capeside Christmas, and hands down, it was one of the worst things I’ve ever read. But I finished it, so…

What Do Young People Think About Religion in General?

Originally posted on Millennial Evangelical: One of the cornerstones of Millennial study is Soul Searching a book and study by Dr. Christian Smith and Melinda Lundquist Denton. Smith is the William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Sociology and Director of the Center for the Study of Religion and Society at the University of Notre Dame. The book, published in 2009, outlines the findings from a study by the National Study of Youth and Religion from July 2002 to March 2003. While much of what I write may be specifically tailored to mid-to-young Millennials, Smith’s book gives us important insight on the older Millennials that would have been interviewed in this study. The book is a trove of information about Millennials, but one of the biggest takeaways is a term he coined: moral therapeutic deism—more on that later, though. What do teens, or those who are now in their late-20s or early-30s, think about religion? When Smith interviewed a number of teens who consider themselves “nonreligious,” here is what they told him about religion. These are actual quotes from …

Childhood Ponderings: Barbie

I’ve recently encountered quite a few little ladies that have expressed their dislike or their parent’s dislike of Barbie. The reason being, “Barbie sets an unrealistic and poor standard of beauty for young women.” It’s clear that the implication is that by playing with a barbie doll young girls will develop beauty standards that are impossible to live up to and therefore spiral into an adolescence of low self esteem. I don’t know about other women (and men), but I loved barbie. I was able to play with my dolls without analyzing their beauty and applying it to what I was supposed to grow into. Perhaps it’s because I was innocent and sheltered. Or it may have been that I understood the difference between fake and real. Playing with a plastic doll wasn’t something I would compare my human body to. I feel safe saying that I knew it was silly to compare my flesh and blood human body to a doll that was the reflection of someone’s imagination. These two factors (the opinion of young …