How To Be a Preteen

We all know them.

They’re arrogant. They’re small. They’re irritating. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, I’m talking about those bloody preteens.

You may recall that a little while ago (5 months) I made a video about how to be a teenager. Despite being quite long I was extremely proud of it and it marked a shift in content on my channel – i.e. from utter shit to occasionally-somewhat-half-decent. Fortunately, other people seemed to think so too, and there are still people at school who will make a reference to it and remark that “that’s one of the ways for how to be a teenager!”. Such things are incredibly heartwarming because it shows that something you spend a lot of time on (the better part of an afternoon) is catching on to people. Continue reading

The End is Here

This is the end.

Hold your breath and co-

Hello wonderful people. This appears to be another instance where I have forgotten that I possess a blog and have subsequently neglected it for quite some time.

Oh.

However, fear not, for I have made my triumphant return amongst much fanfare (imagine some horns blowing half-heartedly)! The end is nigh people, and I have come to share tales of wisdom.

No, I’m not talking about the General Election result. While that also signals the (likely) end of the UK as we know it, this is on a far more serious matter – yet a matter which is still national. My GCSE exams begin tomorrow. Continue reading

A Date With God and Satan

This one has been in the works for a while.

Specifically since around the time we made Laugh Track. Myself, Lucas and some friends were spitballing ideas for sketches in a Drama lesson once we had finished all our work. We were all so young, hopeful and idealistic – “these things are gonna be huge!”

To be fair, the channel and viewer count for sketches are growing with each new release. Since we made Custody Battle back in February, the channel has had almost 40 new subscribers, which is fantastic. Since both of those were pumped out relatively quickly and in a similar timeframe, myself and Lucas were under the impression that we would make a ton of these really quickly. It’s been almost two months since the last one. Continue reading

Worrying About the Future

Something which I’ve noticed a lot of friends have been worrying about lately is the matter of the future; in a few months secondary school will be over and we’ll be onto the next chapter of our lives – college. College brings true maturation and the study of subjects which you think will qualify you for what you want to do later in life. For most people, college also means getting their first job, and post-college, there’s university – living alone and away from home and having to be truly independent. This is relatively scary.

Typically, young people will groan and agree with each other when one brings up a particularly depressing fact and they will proceed to joke about how depressing this is. However, I don’t do that when talking about the future, because I can’t. Others are terrified, but I can’t wait. Continue reading

7 Things You Should Learn in School

I’m not really sure why I waited so long to post this on here.

Well, it’s only been three days, but that’s a long time on the internet.

Among the many things I am passionate about, one of the biggest things is education – mainly because it directly affects me. That probably sounds selfish, but hey, don’t you care a lot about the things which directly affect you? Globally, our education system is kinda lagging behind everybody else, and I’m certainly not the only teenager who does not enjoy school.

Strangely, I seem to have taken an interest in education a little too late. A few months ago I joined Curriculum Group to contribute ideas on improving the school, but logic states I shouldn’t have; when I care, I’m passionate, but by-and-large I don’t care about stuff, and when I’ve had an unpleasant decade+ in formal education, why should I care about it since I’m just on the cusp of leaving?

I don’t know, is the answer, and this video doesn’t answer that question either – but it does put forth some suggestions as to how school could be bettered slightly. Continue reading

NEW PHONE HYPE

So, I got a new phone.

Usually this kind of thing wouldn’t be a big deal to your average white heterosexual teenage male as those of us fortunate enough to afford such luxury items regularly update their models, and this frequency means there isn’t much point in boasting.

However, in June 2013 I upgraded from a BlackBerry (shudders) to a Sony Xperia J, which seemed like a pretty good idea at the time – and it was for the first 6 months or so. But then… Continue reading

Ding Dong, Hockey’s Dead

Out of all subjects I have endured since I began my educational career 12 years ago, the one I despise most has to be PE.

There are a variety of reasons. I have always been fat, ranging from morbidly obese to obese to overweight (what I am now), therefore physical exercise and sport has always been a struggle. It’s not that I don’t enjoy it, necessarily; I do like certain sports and activities, and I enjoy running and walking. However, I don’t like sport in general. It’s something based entirely around competition and being the best.

Sure, your teachers will say how it’s “taking part that counts,” but we know it’s all crap. Sport is not about taking part. It’s about winning. It’s about yourself and/or your team. As it is comprised of very little else, that means you have to be in great physical condition (or at least average) to take part and succeed, and you have to enjoy it. I am not in great physical condition – fairly terrible in fact – and I do not enjoy it. Continue reading