Melting Me

July 5, 2015 miscellaneous 28

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What’s New?

This week one of my best friends got married! She’s only a couple of months older than I am, so it would be a bit freaky if I hadn’t gotten used to the idea over the last year. We’ll celebrate again this Saturday and then in India next year (exciting!). We already have Indian temperatures at the moment (okay, kind of), so I’ve just been melting away the last couple of days. I live under the roof, so my room basically just turns into a sauna. I might have been complaining about it a bit. Okay, a lot. Okay, I even made a video about it. IT’S A PRESSING ISSUE ALRIGHT.

Since this is a nice segue: I also started a youtube channel! I’m still very much in the learning process, but it would mean the world to me if you headed on over there to support me. I’m having a lot of fun making videos, but it’s also a lot of work, so I’m trying to do one once a week at the moment – we’ll see how it goes!

The Shiny

Yeah, I have nothing. I bought a top and the Guano Apes best of album, but that’s about it. I’m trying not to spend too much money, and I’m not really reading that much at the moment (gasp, I know). I wanted to finish all of my university work before my internship starts in August, but I can’t even think with the weather being what it is, so I’ll just try my best and make up for it next month.

Instead, let’s talk about what I want to buy! I really need a camera. I didn’t run and buy one the moment I started this youtube thing, because I wanted to see whether I stick with it first, and the video quality on my phone is o-kay, but I constantly run out of memory space and it’s just a bit of a hassle in general. I’m not sure which camera to get yet, and I’ll probably wait for a few more weeks to buy it, but if you have any recs let me know!

‘Round the Web

  • Coldplay did a Game of Thrones musical and it’s the best
  • JK Rowling confirmed that there will be a Harry Potter play. It’s not a prequel.

  • The US legalized same sex marriage – yay, humanity.

On the Blog

I’m linking up with the Sunday Post hosted by the Caffeinated Book Reviewer!

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28 Responses to “Melting Me”

  1. verena

    oh my god, I am excited! I just watched every video and here is my feedback:
    first video: at minute 3 the sound of your voice gets a bit worse…
    Your English is awesome :D
    maybe your voice could become a bit clearer at some points?

    I love the topics and the videos aren’t too long or short.

    I am looking forward to the next ones! AND I am open for collaborations :D

    I like your logo and name a lot :D

    Yeah and if you want you can test my camera with HD video function!
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    • Vlora


      EXCITEMENT. Yeah, the first video is basically just one big mess haha. I have troubles enunciating in general (so fun when I’m editing), but I’m working on it. I always sound perfectly understandable in my own head. :D

      Oh, you have one? What kind? I might like to take a look, thanks. :) My phone does actually record in HD (who knew), but it’s just not the most practical option. Glad you like the logo/name! I went through about 10 000 different ones before I settled on that one, but I’m happy with it. :)
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  2. Deb Nance at Readerbuzz

    It’s so much fun to try new bloggish things, I think! Enjoy your new video pursuit!

    Here’s my Sunday Post! Stop by and throw your name in the hat to win a finished hardback of Eight Hundred Grapes and a coffee mug!

  3. Lola

    It’s been very warm here as well, I hope it cools down son as I don’t with the high temperatures too well. I don’t watch a lot of youtube videos, I just prefer to read about things than watch, not sure why. I am glad to hear you enjoyed These Broken Stars as well, I also gave it 4 stars. I hope you’ll have a great week!
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    • Vlora


      Me either, I’m just hiding out at the library now instead of going home, because they have A/C haha. I enjoy both equally on different occasions, but everyone’s different. :) Thanks, you too!
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    • Vlora


      Oh yes, constant complaining is happening. :D It’s RIDICULOUS. 36 degrees AGAIN today (see with the complaining?). I’ve just given up on doing anything productive now. Thanks for watching!
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    • Vlora


      Thank you! It’s been coming a while, but I always chickened out at the last moment. I’m enjoying it a lot now though, so I hope you will too! :)
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  4. Alyssa

    Send your congratulations to your friend for me! OMG, marriages seem so adult and like all adult things, utterly terrifying. I JUST WANT TO READ MY YA AND EAT MY PIZZA. Ooh, so are you going to be vlogging from now on? How fabulous, I look forward to seeing them! And the Cursed Child is gonna be so much fun (Marauders, PLEASE.) OHH the Coldplay video was hilarious. Not least because Liam Neeson (that is the narrator, no?) and Kit Snow.
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    • Vlora


      IKR? I always figured marrying (and especially having children) is something that SRS BZSN adults do – then I figured out those don’t really exist and no one has a clue what they’re doing. Ah, world view shattered. :D

      YES I AM. :D It takes a lot of time, but it’s really fun to have a finished video at the end of it that you can share. :) I’m super curious about the Cursed Child, I hope it’ll somehow be available for people who can’t see the play in person (or run for ages, so I can go and see it eventually). The Coldplay musical is AWESOME. :D
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    • Vlora


      Thank you, that means a lot! :) IKR? The beginning made me cringe a bit too, but then all the actors turn up and the songs are kinda actually good (or good in a bad way in Jamie’s example :D). Such a cool idea!
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  5. Shannon @ It Starts At Midnight

    Um, I LOVE THIS. I can relate. Who likes heat? No really, point them out to me, we need to have a conversation. Here is what happens when it is 95 damn degrees:
    1. My hair looks like someone electrocuted a cat.
    2. Sweat in places. All places.
    3. Asthma flare ups.
    4. The feeling that I need to actually crawl out of my own skin.

    Does ANY of that sound pleasant? NOPE. So… why, people!? WHY!? And the social pressure is REAL. I lie to my mom too! Not even kidding. She’ll be like, “oh did you take the kids out today?”. No, because I love my children and they don’t need heatstroke, you monster!

    I feel you. That is the bottom line.
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    • Vlora


      Oh my god, yes. I basically just give up on my hair on hot days and hope it looks like I just walked in from a relaxing day at the lake and not like I stuck a hand into a socket. It must suck even more if you have asthma. =/

      Haha I love that you do the same thing. What is it with mums and summer?
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  6. Nirvana @ Quenching the Quill

    The weather here? AN OVEN. 100 freaking percent. And we all know if my hair is ugly, I’m ugly. And the weather is moody, I’m moody XD So yeah, I pretty much hate the heat. And over here, we have actual Indie temperatures, because our border basically touches India, so close enough. Maybe hotter. I wouldn’t know. But it’s terrible >.<
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  7. Romi

    I literally came back to this post and thought it was called Melting Moments, Vlora!
    You’re youtubing! Exciting! I’ll definitely take a look at your videos, and I hope you continue to enjoy the process. They do take a lot of work, don’t they? I was so surprised by that element when I did it.

    The GOT musical is hilarious, isn’t it? I love Emilia Clarke’s scenes, and the song she sings. It’s a pretty wonderful video. I should watch it in full again sometime. AND OH MY GOODNESS. A POTTER MUSICAL. WHAT IS LIFE.
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    • Vlora


      Nope haha, but I always misread titles and then wonder why the content is so different from what I expected. :D

      It is! Thanks so much for taking a look; it means a lot. :) Oh cool, do you make videos too? Because if so, you should definitely link me. :D God yes, it’s a lot of work. Especially the editing. Especially if the program keeps crashing or doing weird things. But I’m really enjoying it overall! It’s an awesome feeling to have the finished product. :)

      IKR? I listened to an endless loop of Rastafarian Targaryen for like 18 minutes the other day while I was getting ready, and I now I just keep randomly singing it. (Don’t ask why it took me so long to learn 5 sentences, I don’t even know.) A MUSICAL AND A MOVIE I MIGHT COMBUST.
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