I NEVER KNEW THIS
I NEVER KNEW THAT WAS WHAT AMERICANS MEANT WHEN THEY SAID “QUITE”
WHY DIDN’T ANYBODY TELL ME
SUDDENLY THAT ONE SONG THAT GOES “HELLO I MISS YOU QUITE TERRIBLY” MAKES LIKE A MILLION TIMES MORE SENSE
are you serious british people
i feel like this means i’ve been overestimating your enthusiasm about things for my entire life
THE BRITISH BOY IN MIDDLE SCHOOL DIDN’T THINK I WAS PRETTY AT ALL
yeah this was news to me too oops
IS THIS A THING
I was just thinking how weird it was that no one was posting things on Tumblr this evening but then i remembered that it’s Christmas and even people on tumblr have lives… except me.
i always wonder why no one likes me and then i remember i dont even like me
Publicity, to a media student, negative or positive, is considered good publicity.
When you think of someone with famous or infamous appeal, do you think of them as normal, or something more peculiar? The most prominent figures in history are some of the strangest. Vincent van Gogh, in the narratives produced about it, apparently cut off his own ear. The individual is typically remembered because he or she is just that: individual. Film and television promote these qualities in their celebrities because media understands the power of this persuasion (it would be foolish otherwise). When you think of some of the most popular humans in history, does the normality stand out within them? or is it the uniqueness?
The point is, publicity gets people talking. People talking about the promoted idea, gets people interested. People interested in the idea, raises the chance of people spending money on that idea. This is partly why celebrities might feel intimidating or distant from the rest of the populace, yet a unique person without media publicity is simply considered foreign or “weird.”
Don’t become entrapped by lesser ideas to such a degree, that you lose the insight on how to weigh the greater ones.
I beg to differ.
There is such a thing as bad publicity. Isn’t reputation everything nowadays? Celebrities are put on a pedestal not because they possess something that is innately different from the rest of the mortal world -they are placed on a pedestal because the media leads us to believe that they are incredible. Their every move is observed and thus judged. Every single slip from these “demi-gods” is anticipated by the media.
It’s kind of like watching a dog walk on its hind legs: it’s strange and it’s so entertaining! Why do we obsess over horrible pictures of actors or singer? Why do the tabloids absolutely crave for unflattering stories about this and that? Because it sells. Why does it sell?
Probably because it’s comforting to see these perfect celestial beings in less flattering light.
“Oh thank god, I knew she was a little druggie. How stupid. I knew it. What a shame. What a shame.”
Reputation is lost, the pedestal is taken from under their feet, and, until something extremely sympathetic happens to them, they are no longer demi-gods. They’re old circus animals.
So I believe there is a thing as bad publicity. Sure people will talk about you for an extended period but that story will follow you. There are always the rare individuals that repair those reputation or that learn to play with it in their own favor, but I remain convinced that uniqueness or weirdness is not what differs celebrities from the rest of the world.
There are those that are truly great.
And there are those who simply have the light shining above them.
So what is the point of this rant? Well nothing really. Enjoy the creative process.
Fact remains that I remain one of those mortals.
well i know what i want for christmas
My shirt kind of smelled funky so I took it off and went to look for a clean shirt. I couldn’t find one.
So I put my smelly shirt back on and decided to blog about it.