Graphic novels and lots of books!
Choose your top 5 TV shows:
Game of Thrones
The Thick of It
The first character you fell in love with:
The character you never expected to love as much as I do now:
The character you can’t stand:
Anyone on the oppsistion
The character you would shag anytime:
The character you’re most like:
Who are your 3 favorite characters from each show in order?
Daenerys, Tyrion, Jon
Sookie, Eric, Pam
Jess, Schmidt, Nick
Dean, Sam, Castiel
Malcolm, Ollie, Terri
You folks do one!
Looking at my bank statements and rifling through the possible credit rating letters has been quite the fun pastime. Why? I don’t have any credit cards, nor any loans. I don’t even have an overdraft limit on my account as it reads: Overdraft Limit, £0. Good or bad? Either way, the money grabbers will dislike the fact that I haven’t succumbed to selling my soul for money that isn’t mine. Alas, I will have to in order to be judged fairly in order to be a teacher, and hopefully later a lecturer on the English Literature circuit. Sounds easy yes?
I’m an adamant kind of person, spoiled too, very talented and quite intelligent. With the almost normal life I have had, being in front of the camera or on stage whether it be performing or teaching in my spare time is the joy of my life, along with books. I don’t have a degree in teaching, hence why I am prepared to do what I can, even sell my soul to the bankers, in order to show people the white paper stating I am qualified to teach your teens and young adults. It will cost me a bomb and a half, but I am willing to do whatever it takes. If a genius were to stumble across my YouTube channels and decide that he likes my approach, I would hope he would call me and offer me an apprenticeship in teaching. That will not work, because that person does not exist…
I am lucky to have friends in the intellectual market and on the degree circuit. It is great to know I can have a steamy debate over the existence of God, or argue about whether Rochester or the Marquis de Sade were insane perverts or liberal icons wielding the sword of hidden truths and desires. I love being inspired by my friends who are qualified and and working from various subjects within literature, modern languages, the sciences or the arts. They are all having a wonderful time, and I have been left behind due to bad advice from previous teachers who didn’t give me the opportunity to expand my brain. I have had to expand it myself, and I have worked incredibly hard to obtain more than the needed amount of A Levels and other level 2/3 qualifications, dying to sort my invisible career out so I can live amongst other intellectuals and be challenged every single day. Some of you know how frustrating it is to be boxed up when you know you don’t belong in that box. It’s barbaric to say the least.
Now, this is where my slightly stupid and inquisitive side comes out… He does one become a teacher without a degree? Seriously, I need to know. It is all well and good to get a degree, but a lot of people assume that going university will automatically give them a decent career after graduation. Only a small number of post-grad students get into the career of their choice, due to work experience and an incredible amount of hard work. Fingers crossed I will work harder than I have ever pushed myself so I too can be happy. Recently the papers went rife with reports on how degree clad teachers were annoyed at their colleagues who were teaching without degrees. The teachers were upset at the fact that these individuals had been teaching roughly the same amount of time they have, doing an amazing job like them but were being paid the same when they apparently didn’t have the right. Who said a degree over work experience was better? I am sure the government said so years ago. As a young black woman without a degree, and only 3 years experience via my blogs and online, trust me I won’t get a job and no one will take me seriously. I can only prove my worth with that piece of paper and debt that could crush an elephant.
I have so much I wish to share, wish to explore and wish to teach, but at this stage I have a year of college left. I have months to sort out my future and apply for the zillionth time for a place at university and hope to the Gods that I get a place this time (now that less students are applying due to the rocketing fees). I am determined to be one of thousands who will still prove that us poor folks can and will make it. These aren’t the medieval times. There is no need or logic to keep the rich, rich and the poor, poor. Seriously.
Sorry, I couldn’t find the links I wanted, but I will try later today so check back!
Sy, your teenagers future teacher (and Shakespearian scholar?) x
Normally I’d look at lots of other blogs for inspiration and ideas into what new skills I can achieve for the first month of the New Year. A month seems short but in reality there aren’t many people who actually fulfil their New Year’s resolutions, and knowing me I’ll start something and within 2 weeks move onto something else… This leaves my original plan floating in suspended orbit around my head. One example of this would be my super random and weird videos that not only boring and long, but incredibly unorganised and messy. They make total sense to me, but a lot of other people do leave after 2 minutes thinking up ways to eradicate the trauma they’ve just let themselves into. I shall be trying to make my videos more ‘hip’ so audiences will benefit from a lively person rather than a boring old moo. [I have noticed the amount of zazz and good looks on Youtube, and since I am no sexy blonde or brunette so I shall have to rely on my va-va-voom].
I’m still new to blogging about other topics that inspire me, as I’m doing a little better than okay on my other blog and channel. I know what I want to do for this blog, but so far it’s been a test. It’s been working quite well, and I want to keep it up. I don’t have a schedule, but I would like to focus on a series of topics each month alongside my film music, fashion, food and book/comic reviews. So far, porn will find its way on my agenda as it’s something I don’t know much about and I would like to make up my own mind about it and what it presents to people. I also want to read up on various articles and write my response here, as the space they give for writing comments is still small and I have a lot to say (sometimes). Who knows? I just hope this will be Harlequin’s year.
For this year, well every year in general I have written up resolutions that I intend to keep. I make it a rule that I can add or take away suggestions at any time during January, with the knowledge that I can create a very realistic list. I don’t put things like ‘Climb Mt. Everest’ or state that I want to lose another stone, because those won’t work for me. I love Snickers, Chomp and white chocolate, other than that, I dislike chocolate. I put things like ‘Get a new tattoo’ or ‘Compile new recipes and try at least half of them.’ I enjoy writing lists, followings lists and organising lists. This year I shall share with you my top 5 resolutions which include one thing that may not happen for my arty and culture obsessed life. Another 5 will be located on my other blog here.
Top 5 Harlequin Resolutions
- Build up more of a repertoire! Only two of my videos has been successful as information videos, so I can work on this.
- Finish college, and prepare for my last year next year whilst applying for university for the 50th time.
- Get my own place to live, and turn it into a creative pad.
- Own 10 pairs of Dr. Martens (I’m just over half way…)
- Dye my hair and reinvent my wardrobe for the summer!
I have many more listed in my journal. This year I need a complete renovation. I need to be more spunky, fun, crazy and wild!
What are your resolutions?
I have a thing for writing letters and receiving them too so I got myself a proper little box to store all of my letters. I love th eidea of keeping my stationary close to hand, and weirdly I have this morbid idea that when I die I want someone to find them in a pretty box covered in dust… there goes my Miss Havisham love again… Enjoy the pictures!
Watch the video… enjoy… and get shopping!!
I shall catch up with the various articles I’ve been writing whilst I haven’t had the internet, most on comics, movies I need/want to see, a hot crush and amazing people I’ve met via Twitter, travels and youtube. Be sure keep an eye out!
Don’t answer that! Its a question you have to ask yourself. When you do, remember only you can validate that, and it may take a while before you believe it, I know from experience.
This will be a short post folks, but hopefully I’ll get my point across. Bare with me.
What do you see and feel when your standing still, watching other men and women on TV or around you on the High Street? Do you blend in or are you unique and quirky in your own way?
I’m quite a judgmental person to myself. I don’t like to be, but simply saying “I’ll get over it” is easier said than done. I feel that what I do and how I choose to live will be judged by other people in a negative way, and for some reason I feel great. Living a life that is different to other people makes me happy. I’m not a sheep so much, so I’ll do my best not to be late and be polite (if need be, though on the tube, get out of my way!) And I’m not a wolf, I like being unique so don’t follow me… I’m weird stuff! I see myself as a cat. I am pretty solitary, eat when I feel like it and play when the need arises. At the same time I like to be in company and share things (except for shoes, clothes, bags and make-up… So don’t ask). I like feeling like I’m wearing the right shoes to stomp the world in.
I am a giant, so no stores provide clothing for me. I have a beautiful hour glass frame with chocolate skin with the odd rose glow accompanied with bronze. I practice witchcraft, sport tattoos and love the look of my book shaped nose. But these aspects aren’t ‘normal’ to our sheep herd of a society and I want to make a point that I’m not part of it… So much. I take from it what I like and ignore what I don’t. What makes me proud and beautiful is knowing there is more to me than meets the eye, and I wonder what makes you beautiful.
Sy x x