i just stood out in the rain with my eyes closed and my arms stretched towards the sun. it never rains in the middle of summer. especially here. especially now. you told me you wanted to see me again. it never works out that way. especially here. especially now. the seasons are as perplexed as i; delicate water and crumbling skies.
Waaaaah! I was so anxious about this the whole day but yay, thanks Juliet!
You are so adorable. Oh my god. Send me your address I’m mailing you a CD haha
Thank you, Beautiful!! It was so wonderful. I get a very good feeling about this year ;) xoxox <3
20 20 20 20 20 :)
I’m so beyond excited. OMG a hummingbird just hovered right in front of the window looking in at me as I wrote that. It wished me happy birthday. Ahhaha :)
I love you, Tumblr amigos.
Thank you for everything <3
I have been meaning to write this for some time. Growing up in the 90’s and early 2000’s I have seen a major and dynamic shift in Disney and Nickelodeon programming that I find somewhat alarming. When I was younger, Disney showcased programs like Lizzie McGuire, Even Stevens, The Proud Family, etc. Nickeldeon held Hey Arnold, Doug, As Told By Ginger, and even Clarissa Explains It All. What do all these television characters have in common? None of them wanted to be big famous stars. In fact, there wasn’t anything ‘extraordinary’ about them. They were relatable, normal kids and teens just trying to get through life. They were endearing. They weren’t pushed on us as celebrities, just as characters on TV.
Today, every time my eight-year-old sister and I turn on the television, FAME is all we see. Take your pick. There’s famous pop star Hannah Montana, fame-hungry dancers on Shake it Up, fame-hungry characters on Victorious, famous comedy character Sonny on Sonny With a Chance, famous rock stars Jonas Brothers, famous web stars on iCarly, famous boy band Big Time Rush… Should I go on? It’s just getting a little shallow.
As a result of this constant imagery, the children are changing to match what they see. 90% of the girls in my sister’s third grade class want to be “famous” when they grow up. An equal proportion of girls at the camp I work at share the same feelings. They’re dressing older, talking older. I feel like I’m surrounded by thirteen year olds sometimes until I realize these kids are seven and eight. Something about that isn’t right.
I’m just severely turned off. Kids aren’t kids anymore and it’s because we have television that doesn’t give the “BE FAMOUS” image a rest for a second. The pressure and impact is unbelievable.
How about catering KIDS television for KIDS.
What a concept.
a protective older sister
Where are you. I want to get married and move to some random state where you can see the stars at night and buy a house with a porch swing already.