A zine for classy adolescents, by classy adolescents. Striving for things to put on our Uni application forms.
Can’t study? Want to make it look and feel like you’re being semi-productive? Look no further. We have books for all of your favourite subjects! Happy procrastination!
Falling For Hamlet by Michelle Ray
A modern retelling of Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Falling For Hamlet tells the story of high school socialite , Ophelia. Ophelia’s Dad is advisor to the king of Denmark, and Ophelia is the long-term girlfriend of his son -Prince Hamlet. After the king’s mysterious death , Hamlet spirals toward madness, and Ophelia’s loyalty is tested.
An Abundance Of Katherinesby John Green
Colin was a child prodigy, but now that he’s older it’s just not enough anymore; he wants to be a genius. In his seventeen years of life Colin has dated nineteen girls named Katherine, but none of these relationships ever worked out for him and he wants to know why. On a Pre-college road trip with his best friend Hassan, they meet Lindsey, and Colin works on his “Eureka” moment; an equation that will tell you how long your relationship will last.
Brave New World Aldous Huxley
Imagine a perfect world. Would it be worth it if it involved brainwashing and genetic engineering?Even in this perfect world ,Bernard Marx isn’t happy; something is missing. He goes in search of the old life; in search of imperfection.
P.E. AND MUSIC
Fifteen Love Robert Corbert
Music and PE? Together? Are you mad? No, trust me. Mia doesn’t “get” boys. What could Will be thinking about lying on the grass over there? Nothing intelligent surely-he is wearing a track suit. He’s training to become a tennis star. Mia plays viola in the school orchestra. Will doesn’t have a clue what a viola is.
Aren’t they an odd couple?
Pimpernelles: The Pale AssassinPatricia Elliott
Eugenie de Boncoeur is growing up in Paris, unaware that her guardian has contracted her to marry the sinister spymaster known as ‘le Fantome’ when she turns sixteen. She finds herself falling for the handsome lawyer, Guy Deschamps, but there is little time for romance; France is descending into chaos as the Revolution takes hold. Soon Eugenie is fleeing for her life. Her brother Armand has become involved in a plot to save the King from the guillotine, the mob is searching for aristocrats, and le Fantome, the pale assassin, is on their trail - desperate for revenge.
Recently Liam Dryden posted a video concerning people “shipping” other people. Just in case you haven’t seen it, here it is:
Like Liam said, public figures are usually subjected to “shipping”. Shipping on its own is fine, great even. But it’s when you start to ship real people that you get into that weird, messy grey area.
Personally, I think the reason real people are “shipped” isn’t just because people don’t imagine them as complex individuals, but also because they don’t really present themselves as such.
When people make Youtube videos, they usually project a specific version of themselves. They take the best aspects of their personality and build them up a bit for the camera. For example, Charlie McDonnell is probably quieter in real life than he is on Youtube. People aren’t exactly as they portray themselves in videos. This just makes it too easy for the people watching to see them as characters, separate from real people like themselves.
Another part of this problem is the platform. When people are used to only watching the lives of characters unfold on a screen then it’s not that insane to assume that most people you watch from behind a screen are like fictional characters. So people only ship them with each other because it’s not that hard to think of them as fictional.
The simple solution to this problem is for people to remind themselves that the people they idolise on Youtube are still people, just like them. They hav, flaws, habits, insecurities and can think for themselves. But this idea seems to be lost on fangirls. If people were to stop thinking of people that are “internet famous” as untouchable gods then it would solve a hell of a lot of problems. Fangirling, mobs of insane people and this whole shipping people crap would stop. Because people don’t want to ship people. People want to ship characters. As soon as you get past the delusion that people are characters and start seeing them as the real, complex people that they are then you wont want to ship them any more.
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