Sunday, 6 April 2014

Happy Birthday Sky Movies Disney

I am genuinely a huge fan of Disney animations. I know, for an almost 23-year-old girl, that is a really embarrassing thing to come out with on a public blog, but in the end, it'll come out anyway and you might as well know now. So the reason for telling you that was not because this is part of a weird blogging thing where I am going to hype up this channel, partially because I don't even have it. No, this is a valid and crafty excuse for me to celebrate all things Disney without being entirely nerdy.

So without further ado, I am going to share with you my top five heroes and villains from the Disney Animated Classics. Lets start with the good guys:

5. Tarzan
He saved the gorillas and got the girl, all whilst wearing the smallest imaginable piece of clothing available to him.

4. Wreck-It Ralph
The ultimate bad guy gone good, who saved the entire arcade using a crazy coca-cola bottle volcano. Now tell me that's not awesome.

3. Quasimodo, The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Not only did he defy the man who had kept him prisoner all his life, he saved the girl he loved from a fiery death and then had the strength to let her be with another man.

2. Hercules
Super-strength, super brave and he has a God for a father. When it all came down to it though, he decided he'd rather live a life with love than an eternity as a lonely God.

1. Mulan
Saviour of China, bravest Disney princess ever and has a dragon as a companion. Hell yes she's number one.

And for the villains:

5. Cruella De Vil, 101 Dalmations
Scary crazy lady with a penchant for killing pets for fashion. A real case for animal cruelty, and the most obvious evil name in the world.

4. Maleficent, Sleeping Beauty
Magical and hell-bent on revenge, she's the reason why no-one should mess with a woman scorned.

3. Scar, The Lion King
Why you've been terrified of your weirdly macabre uncle all your life.

2. Jafar, Aladdin
Power-mad, clever and intent on ruling Agraba for himself. No moral compass and the best evil laugh in the business.

1. Dr Facilier, the Witch-doctor voodoo-man in The Princess and the Frog
He messes with things he probably shouldn't and he wants to give incredible creepy voodoo demons the souls of (fairly) innocent people. Plus he's got very disturbing magical powers.

Do you guys agree? I'd love to hear from you in the comments below.

Sunday, 23 March 2014

No-Makeup Selfie

Cancer Research is a cause that is really close to my heart, not because I know loads of people who have died from Cancer, and not just because that is where I went to volunteer for Uni breaks, but because Cancer is something that more and more of us will be dying from in the future. There are so many preventable diseases, and Cancer is one of those that seems more inevitable than avoidable now. Yes, people survive from Cancer, but wouldn't it be better if we developed a solution to even getting it in the first place?

That is where the no-makeup selfie comes in. I have been kind of against the selfie for a while now, I think it shows a disposition that I would rather not be a part of; a way to show people how pretty you can look when you take pictures of yourself. Well, here's my issue, even with makeup, I really don't take good pictures. I could probably win an award for the least glamorous person to photo-shoot. I will admit it, I am goofy and un-photogenic, and I make particularly unattractive faces on a daily basis. However, this is different. This is to beat Cancer, and so I understand that it is morally OK for people to do this, even if it does incite people to say 'oh, you're so pretty naturally' just to make you feel good about yourself.

But not for me. There will be no pictures in this blog, mostly because you really don't want to see this without makeup, but also because I hugely dislike taking images of myself, and much prefer to take pictures of other people, or flowers, or animals. Maybe instead of a bare face, something that is entirely unrelated to Cancer, we should be taking pictures of our boobs. Not exactly PG, but it does prove a better point in my view.

Instead of posting a selfie, I will be ding something that I agree with even more. I will be scouring my room to find suitable clothing, books, home-wares, shoes, anything that might be remotely useful, and will donate it all to my local Cancer Research shop, and then I will probably be buying a multitude of books from them. I think I can raise more funds by doing this than by simply donating whatever meagre pennies I think I can afford via a website or my phone.

Then, after all that, I might post a selfie, just to appease you all.