Monday, October 24, 2011

My Christmas Wishlist!


So I have decided every Monday, until Christmas, I will post one thing I want! Sound exciting?

First thing on the list, BORDERLANDS!

So my boyfriend introduced me awhile back, and now I really love it. So I MUST Have it! :D

So I don't know what else to post now. I might just end it here and get on with the nest exciting post!

Thanks for reading guys!

love you all very much!

XoX Shannon

Daily Song!

Hey guys! I have three posts planned for you today! WOOOOO!
First off, Of course, the daily song! The other two are a surprise.

Right... As always, I've not really thought ahead and I haven't chosen a song yet... So I will just flick through iTunes and see what comes up...


Ok, That was easy. Liar Liar (Burn In Hell) by The Used.

I first came across The Used when one of my friends introduced me a few years back, and we spent the whole day sitting in her room and listening to their album on repeat. (It was a super hot day and it was far too hot to even think about doing anything) Now I can't stop listening to them.

The band seems to be completely insane... which is totally awesome! Every good band is off their nut. The seem to portray this insanity in their songs, which makes it just that more awesome.

Well that's this post done, I'll have the other two up soon!

Thanks for reading!

XoX Shannon

Thursday, October 20, 2011

I'm Having A Rant!

Well hi there,

I am posting another blog about how society is unfair and cruel. You don't have do read if you don't want to. But I might have some music at the bottom relating to it, so you might want to.

I am so sick of how society instills this image of perfection onto us. Everywhere you look, there is some beautiful woman who every body wants to be like, or be with. But she's been so heavily made up and photo shopped she shouldn't be clasped as human anymore... And sex... Everywhere there is sex, and not enough is being done to educate about it, and young girls are going out, getting drunk and winding up pregnant, or even dead, and just because their friend said to or because the felt like they'd be left behind by their friends and society if they didn't.And things like smoking and drugs... People don't smoke because one day they woke up and decided they wanted to... They do it because a friend said to, because everyone else was doing it.Celebrities are out there and getting wasted... No one wants to help them, because it makes for good news... And all over the world there a people watching their idols lives fall apart, and people deciding to follow in their foot steps. The media makes this shit look glamorous, but it's not. It's horrible. But it's becoming normal. It's becoming part of daily life. And i can guarantee, each day, you'll hear about drugs, alcohol, suicide or other such things at least once a day. And people are defiantly slacking when it comes to suicide and self harm. "oh, she's cut herself. What an attention whore. She's fucked in the head. Let's tease her". It's either that or people just completely ignore it. I know of parents who's kids have cut, and they've just ignored it, thinking it's just a phase... And they there's the parents who decide it is a good idea to punish their kid for doing that. Taking away the things that make them happy. Punishing the kid for punishing them self. Not enough people understand. Practically no one makes and effort to try and understand.That's another thing I wish they would educate more about. Mental disorders and things like that. People are so intolerant to people with disorders and illnesses. We're not aliens. We're human too. But because every one has been so slack, people don't seem to understand that. I've heard people say that there, no such thing as depression... It's just a state of mind or the person over reacting. I know of people who have opened up to someone and told them they had depression and the person has just told them to get over it. Intolerant animals! Not only this, but people are so stereotypical and racist. Again, it's a not understanding thing. If you were part of a sub culture, like goth or geek or something, people will come up with all these stereotypical theories, like all goths hate living and want to die, and every geek is a virgin who lives in his mums basement. And it's the same with race. All Irish are crazy drunks, everyone from Scotland wears kilts and plays bag pipes, all Italians like pizza, all Americans are either obese or anorexic. Some one's skin is darker that yours, so they must be inferior to you. OK, so some of this may be true for certain people, but not for entire races. You may meet a fat American, someone from Scotland who plays bagpipes, someone from Mexico who LOVES tacos. But not everyone from that race will be the same and there is no need to generalise. Where someone is from or the colour of there skin IS NOT means to judge someone by. And then there is sexism. Oh my god people, we're all human, and sure generally speaking, men may be stronger, and women better cooks, But I've had some pretty weak boy friends and met some men who are far better cooks than many women I have known. We are all human, and we all have different strengths. Women are not inferior to men because of their sex, if a certain woman was inferior to a certain man, it would not be because one has a penis and one doesn't. It would be because of other things completely unrelated to gender. The man might be really kind and generous and supports lots of different charities, and the woman might be some horrible mas murderer who kills Innocent ponies just because she can. Nothing to do with gender. And to all of you out there who think someone who is feminist thinks that all men are inferior and women are far better, please actually do some research into it. Feminism is a fight for gender equality. Humans are so not the superior species. We are far from it.

Well I think that's all I have to say for now. Sorry if anything I have said has offended you in anyway, or if you think my use of words was inappropriate. This is all just my opinion and if you disagree, that is fair, you are allowed. And please, keep the comments section looking nice.

Now some music and stuff that relates to this stuff :)

Ok that's all I can think of for now.

Thank you all so much for reading.
XoX, Shannon <3

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Daily song!

So it's been awhile once more. Sorry.

Before I Begin, I would like to make a little announcement!

I dropped out of school!!
Now some of you are probably thinking "Why did you do that! You'll never achieve anything if you drop out of high school, you'll never get a job" And blah blah blah. Well let me explain...

As I had been away for about a month in term three with a badly sprained ankle and Giardia I had missed a lot of important work, especially seeing as we were coming up to end of year exams, and because my attendance hadn't exactly been up to scratch prior to that, I was very far behind. Teachers were putting a lot of stress on me to catch up and I couldn't really handle all of it. Not only was this making life difficult, but I had also been diagnosed with depression a few weeks earlier. Reasonably severe, I believe it was. Also, a month or so earlier I had been accepted into MAINZ (Music and Audio Institute of New Zealand) which was super exciting, so I wasn't going to be returning to school next year anyway. So one morning I woke up and explained to mum that I want to drop out. We agreed eventually that if I was going to, while I was home I was going to help out around the house and get as many more credits as I could by doing correspondence courses. So yeah, that's about it. It also means I can blog a lot more :D

So onto the daily song...

Today I have chosen for you... Saw Her Standing There by The Beatles

I really like this song, which a lot of people find surprising. Is I 16 year old goth girl not allowed to like the Beatles or something? I first cam across this song in music, when the teacher split us up into groups and gave us each the same song, which was this one. I didn't like it at first, but it's grown on me now.

I will hopefully have more up later, and I will eventually get you a weekly band.

Thanks for reading guys
XoX Shannon <3