The Babadook


      Ok, first of all i had really high hopes for this film because most reviews said it was good, it had a high rating on here and all my friends had said it was a good movie. Now, … Continue reading

Into The Woods Review

Meryl slays as always. Meryl Streep is one of those actors that, when you are watching her you totally forget who she is and are so convinced you are watching the characters which she has brought to life. In fact, … Continue reading

You can’t call The Daily Show “Racist” when you’re the one jumping to conclusions!

Ok, so, the main rule in life is not to piss off One Direction fans because, lets face it, they will probably kill someone one day. I’m not a One Direction fan myself because i think that they’re songs suck and they wouldn’t be this successful if they weren’t that pretty! Recently The Daily Show have done a sketch in which they say a member of One Direction has joined a terrorist group. While jokes relating to terrorism are nothing to laugh about as it is a very serious subject, the main cause of controversy was the fact they said a member of One Direction was referred to as a terrorist. One Direction fans, or “Directioners” as they like to be called, took to twitter and have branded The Daily Show as “racists” under the hashtag “TheDailyShowGoneTooFar”. Well, i think every single one of them have no right to call the show racists, in fact i believe it’s the “Directioners” who are the racists. The clip itself, and you will find me correct if you watch it yourself, never actually refers to any particular member of One Direction but the fans immediately jumped to the defence of Zayn Malik. This is what i find racist. As i recall, there are 5 members of One Direction but as soon as the fans heard the word “terrorist” they automatically defended Zayn Malik and then called The Daily Show racists, when in fact, if they opened their eyes, they are the ones being racist. Don’t get me wrong, i am not excusing what The Daily Show have done, jokes about terrorism should never get any sort of recognition for being funny or entertaining but i do not believe they are allowed to be called racists as they could have been talking about any member of the “band”. So the next time you directioners try to attack someone for being offensive, maybe don’t be hypocritical and be offensive yourselves.


I’m sure you have already heard, but UNICEF along with Star Wars Force For Change and Omaze are currently running a competition to win a role in the new Star Wars movie. You will get a role as well as a chance to meet the entire cast. All you have to do to win this chance is donate $10 to UNICEF. It is for anyone in the entire world to do. If you don’t live in the UK you will be flown to London. The Winner will be put up in a hotel and everything will be paid for. You also get these cool badges things for being a founding member. So far i have yoda and r2d2. (hopefully if it worked properly there should be a picture of my r2d2 one somewhere in this post) All you have to do is donate $10. That is all. Is that really a hard ask? You can even have the opportunity to take a friend. $10 isn’t that much, if you live in the uk its only something like £6.10 which is the same price as a book. This $10 could give a child an entire education.To donate or just to even look at what the money is going to visit


For the attention of the Government or just anyone who will listen really

I would like to address the very important issue of Education. Education is a right and a privilege, a right that quite a lot of people around the world unfortunately do not get to have. We spend millions of pounds in this country trying to give so many children around the world the right to an education so that they can grow up to be doctors or teachers and in turn try and save the world. So, it amazes me that in this downward spiraling country that everyday it seems the government come up with another idiotic idea to take education away from people. It isn’t enough that they promised to not raise university fees and then turned around and lied. This already cost so many people an education they wanted because they couldn’t afford to go to university, then the government have the audacity to turn around and complain that the number of people going to university is dropping. This year the government took away January exams, giving students even less of a chance to gain the grades they need for university, and then announced that they are cutting funding to anyone who would like to return to college for a third year to try again. I am currently doing a 3rd year at college and i am 100% certain that this saved my life. I have been given an incredible chance to try again and get into university, because honestly, i would not have fitted into a world where i had to get an “ordinary” job. This now means that any student sitting an A2 year has one chance to get that perfect grade or they are deprived of so many jobs and opportunities in the future. It is hard enough in a time like this where there are hardly any jobs available for anyone and the government are making this even harder by reducing the amount of people available to go to university. What if something happens on that one day? Do extraneous details not exist in the perfect money filled world of Eton educated politicians of the conservative party? What if, on that day of the exam you are ill, or someone you know has died? You still have to drag yourself in and do the best that you can do because our precious government has taken away any opportunity you have to try again. I know i couldn’t ace a test even on a day when i have a small headache, so i am certainly sure that anyone with a real reason couldn’t do it. Finally, today the government announced that exams are going to get harder. Which is just absolutely fantastic. Yes that was sarcasm. So, lets make a summary. People cannot afford to pay for university, people only have one chance to get their grades for university and now they have to try even harder because the exams are getting harder, as well as a changing grading system which is going to confuse student even more. I would certain like to see any of the members of parliament sit an A-Level exam and pass it because 90% don’t even look like they can brush their own hair. All adults assume that anyone under the age of 21 is a child and doesn’t know what they’re talking about but i would love, for just once, to see someone ask us what we want, what we feel is right for the education system, not someone who hasn’t been to school since O-Levels were a thing. We are the ones sitting the exams, ask us how hard or easy they are, don’t just assume because we are getting good grades that they are easy. Contrary to popular belief we try really hard in school and everyday the government come up with another BS rule to try and knock us down again. It is very unfair that we try very hard and then instead of getting the credit we deserve for an A or a B we are told that we’re only getting good grades because the exams aren’t hard enough. We do 6 hours a day and then get told we have to do 4 hours of work a night, this is what we have to do for the current exams so your saying you need to make them harder so we have to do more work is just ridiculous. Are we not allowed to eat or sleep? Did it ever occur to you for one second that we actually work hard and are intelligent rather than the exams being easy? I urge anyone who is reading this to pass it on because for just once i would like the government to listen to what we have to say and not just assume that we don’t have an opinion because we are to young to know what we’re talking about or don’t care. because we do, we do care. My English in this post may not be the perfect English, i may have put a comma in the wrong place, but don’t use that as an excuse to call me another child who is just trying to keep the exams easy because i am not. I personally do find them so hard, but i am lucky enough to have the time and resources to learn what i have been taught. Not everyone has the benefit to work when they get home or have an education at all, so don’t try and take it away from us, because everyone should have the right to learn, not be told that they aren’t intelligent and what they are doing is too easy. 

The Hell-Hole That I Live In

I recently was informed by a friend that i “have the ability to give a fantastic speech like Ted from How I Met Your Mother” and that is what i am going to do now.

I realised this week that my town is a hell hole. A forgotten place that gets no funding and has been described by Dolly Parton herself as “like a third world country”. I live in a town called Rotherham, which is correctly described as a dump! It is like the average child who is neither excellent nor poor. The town that has been forgotten. I then realised that because of my unimportant, ignored town i will probably never grow up to be who i want to or what i want to be.

When i was in primary school i was talented, not to blow my own trumpet, but i was. I could sing, I could act. I performed a solo at Sheffield city hall (in which more people turned up to see than they did to see One Direction) i played cinderella in my school play, and this is what i wanted to be, its what i wanted to do. I’m not saying i didn’t have other dreams, being a forensic scientist/psychologist has always been an idea of a career path for me, but at this point in my life i really wanted to be and actress or singer. I know people say when your at primary school your 11 years old so you can’t know for sure what you want to do with your life, but i did, i really wanted to act and sing. After leaving primary school is where everything all went downhill!

After primary school i thought everything was going to be good, but it wasn’t! My secondary school started out ok, you see in your first year you don’t actually have drama lessons you have a foundation class which covers english/drama/RE. And i used to love drama in foundation classes, i recall doing our own, rewritten version of Shrek and it was so cool! But i still had music lessons. These lessons were just full of doing nothing and pissing around and there was never anything to practice singing and slowly that talent was drawn from me. then, after my first year we did have drama lessons but again, they were just full of nothing and playing games and i also forgot how to act. People say these aren’t abilities that you lose, you cant forget how to act or how to sing, but if you leave a violin it also forgets how to sing, why should a person be any different?

After my dreams of acting and singing had been pulled from me and forgotten, i decided to focus on my second love science. Being a forensic scientist had alway been a dream of mine so i decided to put all the effort and passion i once had for acting and pour it into science. I really loved it too, i got on with my teachers and even though i had to do all 6 science exams at the sane time (long story) i managed to pass with and A in physics and A in chemistry and a B in Biology. In my final years of secondary school i also took psychology, this then also became a love of mine and i started to look at forensic psychology as a possible future. Although, these are the things i did in my final years, my fondest memories of secondary school are in Graphics. My teacher was great, and my friends were great in the class. I ended up leaving school with full marks in the subject.

As i went off to college i decided to take Chemistry, Psychology, Maths and Graphics. I thought, as i did going up to secondary school with my drama prospects “this is going to be good”, boy was i wrong! As i have gone through college my dreams of forensic science have been drawn from me with an average grade of D in chemistry and Maths. I payed to resit these subjects, trying even harder with revision than i did the first time round, and i managed to come out with even worse grades! My once incredibly happy memories of graphics have also been took from me with grades of E and D instead of the full marks i was so proud to gain at GCSE. My awesome teacher at GCSE level has been replaced by several who all tell me to do different things, all who disagree with each other and one teacher who laughed in my face when i said i wanted to go to university and told me “it’s a waste of time applying because you won’t get in and you wont get no where in life”. All i am left with now is psychology, a subject that i excel in but do not test well in. I hate that i can’t get into university for Psychology just based on my psychology result, instead i have to have 3 perfect results, one of which has to come from my Graphics lesson except i don’t see why it is relevant.

I have grown up in a town where my education has pulled all my hopes, dreams, passions and loves from me and left me talentless and unintelligent! I am so bored and angry with a town that’s famous for Jeremy Clarkson and the highest teenage pregnancy rate! and most importantly i am annoyed with myself that its took me so long to realise what has happened, what i have lost. All this loss, and failure has made me (even though its hard for some people to believe) a shy person, a person who won’t do things for fear of embarrassment! I want the 11 year old me back, the 11 year old that dreamed big and didn’t give a shit what other people thought and thats never going to happen in the society we live in today! We live in a world where no one is given a chance! “you need experience”, “Your too young”, “your unqualified for this”. Just because you have no experience, or not the right qualifications, doesn’t mean you can’t do it! How are we supposed to gain experience if no one is willing to give us the chance in the first place. All it takes is one person, one person to think with the dreams of an 11 year old, to think with an optimistic future and just give someone a chance. We live in a world where pessimism is the No.1 religion and our favourite word is NO and until we live in a world with optimism and big dreams, i don’t think the 11 year old me, or anyone else with big dreams will reappear. although i really wish the 11 year old me would reappear.

That is all