“Woo-Hoo! They’re Number #1! They’re Number #1!” – Happy 30th Anniversary, The Simpsons

Top Ten Best Simpsons Episodes 

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7. Barthood (Season 27, Episode 9): …

Although I comment some new Simpsons episodes as, “Meh”, I actually loved Barthood. By watching this episode, you’ll be denying, but secretly feeling sympathy for BartSince watching the show, I’ve never known a background (growing up) story for Bart or Maggie. However, this is one of the best future episodes I’ve seen. I liked how Bart has different connections to his family – from how he’s overshadowed by Lisa and to his close connection with Abe Simpson.

Bart’s live in Barthood can also be relate to any kid and adult, who has gone through isolation in their lives. If this was a classic episode from the 90’s, then, I would re-watch it all over again. But, I will and would recommend Barthood to anyone who is a fan of The Simpsons.

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5. I Married Marge (Season 3, Episode 12): …

I Married Marge is a heart-warming episode, which shows that true love can conquer all, despite having to live with no money as a young, unmarried couple. Can a married couple survive on low benefits, unexpected pregnancies and family differences? Well, this episode provided me that. Even as a child, it taught me that it takes someone (who will love as you are) to stay with you forever. This is an excellent example, truly showing why Homer and Marge are the iconic and inspirational couple in the modern world.

4. The Girl Who Slept Too Little (Season 17, Episode 2): …

Like I Married Marge, The Girl Who Slept Too Little is a touching episode and it tackles fears very well. Although many new audiences or old audiences before Season 16 won’t consider a “classic Simpsons episode”, there is something about The Girl Who Slept Too Little that drew in me into it. It certainly isn’t the jokes, nor is it the animation; it is the meaning behind this episode that touched my heart (and I couldn’t help myself by smiling, as well). This is a great episode for anyone who is into old TV shows before the 2010’s.

3. The Book Job (Season 23, Episode 6): …

The Book Job has to be a firm favourite in the series – and not just for my love of books. It depicts a clear understanding of how some novels are used, via market research and non-existing authors to receive profit, how society is losing out for true, individual talent in modern literature and what it truly takes to create something that doesn’t cost a fortune. The storyline was well researched too; according to Wikipedia, the idea for this episode came when Matt Selman (the Executive Producer) read a magazine article about Alloy Entertainment and the company’s use for ghost-writers’. Also, I love the fandom tributes that the creators used in this episode – Ocean’s Eleven and Harry Potter, what more could you want? Basically, I just everything about it and that’s why I put The Book Job at number three.

2. Large Marge (Season 14, Episode 4): …

Large Marge is a clever and creative episode; as long as I can remember, this is the only episode that tackles issues with plastic surgery. Large Marge is also one of a few classic episodes where it has a moral at the ending – you are beautiful, just the way you are. I highly praise Ian Maxtone-Graham’s creativity, writing an interesting script focusing on situations where women want to improve their beauty so they can be attracted to men. It’s a fantastic episode to watch and you will learn something from it; a good episode to start with if you are new to The Simpsons.

1.   Simple Simpson (Season 15, Episode 19): …

This episode has the most funny, touching and charming storyline I have ever seen. I really love the relationship between Homer and Lisa, which was the main focus of the episode. Many of the father and daughter moments in The Simpsons are special, but this one takes the crown because of all the promises and love they gave to each other. Also, I love the spoof of Homer and Marge’s upside kiss, inspired from the 2002 film Spiderman; for me, that kiss just makes my heart flatter. Can’t go wrong with a tender kiss. 😀

Apart from that, that’s all I have to say about Simple Simpson.

 

Girls’ Hero – Wonder Woman Review 

This review contains a lot of spoilers; so be prepared.

I never was into Super Heroes when I was a child. Normally, I was into Princess’ and Disney. You can imagine that I was into Prince’s rescuing the damsels in distress and setting off into the sunset, living happily ever after. 

Then, there came the backdrop. Underneath the fairytales and movies, I began to see reality in a new perspective. The people around you and the world you see; they all change. Suddenly, you are stuck and don’t know what to do. Who can save me? Who can – help me save myself? 

Can I save myself?

Well, Diana Prince did and she was ready to tell her story to the world.

Yes – my latest review is on the recent release of Wonder Woman, which has taken the film world by storm. But did this film had a place in my heart? 

Indeed it did.

Before I seen the film, I saw the trailer and had mixed hopes. When it came to it’s release, however, a lot of my friends suggested that I should see it. And I did. 

If I didn’t see Wonder Woman, I would have regretted it. It was a masterpiece; and perfect for everybody. Especially girls.

Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman
What’s the Story?

Diana grew up in the hidden island of Themyscira, under the protection of her mother, Queen of the Amazons. But when a World War One pilot crashes on the island and reveals a plan to destroy the world, Diana leaves Themyscira with her new friend, Captain Steve Trevor to uncover the mystery of this plan and take down the culprit – Zesus’ formal enemy Aries.

Opinions 

I love the concept of girl power in the early twentieth century; not a lot of films focus on independence for women – without the man fighting for them – and Wonder Woman focuses touches on the subject extremely well. Most Dc films that have been filmed have been centred on male superheroes in the present day and they didn’t do well. Why? In my opinion, these films are the same. We’ve seen them before: stereotypical plot lines with no original material. Wonder Woman is different. Why? Well – it has everything. It’s more than a super hero movie. It’s a connection to reality and imagination, teaching the audience that life is more than saving the world. It’s about who we are. 

Diana Prince is a marvel. She’s someone who we can relate too and she’s the one who we can look up too as an inspiration. Gal Gadot is the perfect actress for Diana/Wonder Woman. She stole the spotlight in Batman vs. Superman and she’s done it again in Wonder Woman. She must be a good luck charm. Or a super star. Gal, in my opinion, should be in more films. 😊 

As for Chris Pine, his portrayal as Steve Trevor is very comedic and sympathetic. His timing is spot on, making his funniest scenes memorable. I cried when he said goodbye to Diana and took his life to save everybody – including the world he cares about. 

David Thewlis (or our Professor Lupin) is a top notch Villian. Despite the “liar is revealed”  cliché, I thought he delivered a marvellous performance. Lucy Davis is a great comedic actress as well. She’s got a full career ahead of her. 

There is one disadvantage I have of this movie and that was Elena Anaya’s portrayal as Doctors Poison. Don’t get me wrong, she was amazing. I felt that the character didn’t have a strong background story. It just didn’t make sense. 

I don’t have anything to say on the background, costumes or props. I don’t know why but I guess it’s a mystery. 

Conclusion 

Wonder Woman is a treasure to the movie industry. No wonder why Wikipedia said it’s currently the eighth highest-grossing film this year. However, it should be higher!!!!!!!! 

Although I’m a screaming fan for Wonder Woman, I would like to round off this review with a serious conclusion. Not many films have the capacity to open up about the truth. With the events we are facing in the world right now, I believe that we need love and kindness. More than ever. 
Wonder Woman has a lot of inspirational morals and quotes, especially the ending when Diana says that not all people are bad; it depends what you believe in. It’s a quote I now hold close to my heart. 💖 Now and forever more. Xx 

Wonder Woman is a must-see for everyone. Not just Dc comic fans. It’s not outstanding as the Beauty and the Beast live action remake but it’s not bad either. It’s a strong film with a great storyline and amazing characters. If you haven’t seen it, I beg you to watch it.

If you have seen it, what do you think of it? And who is your favourite DC character? 

That’s all for now. Until next time. 

Sez xx 

Coming Out with Epilepsy 

https://youtu.be/tXtjbPLmbkk

I never thought this video would see the light of day. In fact, I didn’t believe in myself to speak out about my diagnosis but now I have, I feel much better. 

When I received my diagnosis seven months ago, I was just in my early stages of adulthood. College had finished for the Summer, I was on top of the world with my YouTube channel and I had a lot of plans for the future ahead. When I got the news, my life stopped. It was like whirling down a plug hole and I was the water. I could have done things but that put a spanner in the works. 😒

I didn’t know what to do or what to expect. 😞 However, life seems to have taken me into a 50/50 turn. Sure, I have to have limits for the rest of my life but there are other ways to. After uploading my Story Time video, I began to see a positive side of things. This included:

  • Getting my life back on track 
  • Finding alternatives to my health, academic and social lives 
  • Raising awareness about Epilepsy 
  • Finding new dreams 

I really want to raise awareness and share my opinion on the matter. And now with help and support from my wonderful friends, I feel that I’m stronger than I was before. 😊 

I don’t where the road lies ahead now but I feel like I’m on top of the world once again. 

Lastly, I want to say thank you to everyone who for your support and encouragement at this time. I’m so lucky to have amazing friends in my life and I really couldn’t have done it without you. 😊 ✨ 🌟 

Life’s a journey but we’ll get there. Just believe and soon we’ll be there. ❤

Sez xxx 

2017 is Here: What Next? 

​Happy New Year, you wonderful readers. I hope you all had a wonderful day and night yesterday (or tonight, if you are out today). 

I finally managed to upload my first video of 2017. If you want to check it out, I’ll leave the link for you here: https://youtu.be/EwXxP0aMIfs

Now that’s done, what next? Christmas is done. Resolutions are done. And the excitement for January is done. What is the next direction? 

Before 2017 came, I knew that I was going to be in for a roller coaster ride. A lot of changes will be in the works. My own journey to the river will be harder to cross and when it’s all over, that’s it for another year. Now, it’s here – I can help but notice that strange feeling. The sensation in my stomach. The butterflies flying around. Excitement or nerves? I honestly don’t know. All I can say is – think of today, never worry about tomorrow. 
So far, I’ve been looking at options. I’ve been looking at future adventures, jobs even video content for my channel. It is crazy to think that for the first time, I’m preparing for the adult world. No more education (unless I choose to participate in another course) and no one making decisions on my behalf. It’s all up to me. If I’m going to be independent, I’m going to be brave. 

Well, that’s all for now. Do you know any suggestions for our readers? What advice would you give them?

What are you looking forward to in 2017? 

I’m sure, it’ll be an unforgettable year for all of us – but until then, keep smiling and dreaming. 

Sez 

xx 

New Year: New Me?

Guilty habits are one thing but busy habits are another. It has been a while since I’ve written a post but with my channel and studies, I just didn’t have enough time. 

Looking back on 2016, I have seen that the world can be ugly – and understand how we are all afraid of things that don’t matter. We also fear of the things that do matter. Human mistakes and destruction have more authority than it has been. (In my opinion, at least.) However when there’s fear, there is hope. This a good opportunity for voices to be heard, to let not others be afraid and to give them courage. Change happens and we shouldn’t be brought down. We should be lifted up. 😊 
I had many doubts and sadness this year but I had happiness too. On my YouTube channel, I’m nearly at 400 subs (as I recently celebrated my channel’s first birthday). I also started Twizola Designs – a little jewellery business – and a second blog for Twizola Designs. And making new friends. It has been a roller coaster but hey, doesn’t happen to all?

So, what’s next? 2017 is going to be a huge year for me. I’ll be officially graduating University in the summer and have ambitions to travel around the world. But, I also have other goals that I want to achieve too.

  • Still be active on my channel – and take it to new heights 
  • Meet new friends 
  • Be more social 
  • Publish a novel 
  • Meet (and possibly collab) with my favourite YouTubers 
  • Star as a film extra 
  • Dare to be and feel different 

I’m not sure whether they will happen. If they do, then I’ll be the happiest person on earth. 

That’s it from me – and for 2016. Are there any New Year’s Resolutions you want to achieve in 2017? And what’s your reflection on 2016? As always, leave your comments below. 😊 

See you in the New Year. 

Sez xx 

YT.I.I #4 – Chickenshedmylife 

​​Welcome to another month of YouTube International Interviews. Today, we’ll be interviewing Daggie of Chickenshedmylife.


1) How did Chickenshedmylife came to be? What inspired you to start? 

When I first became a YouTuber back in April 2016. I believe that I wanted to share my story with everyone of my favourite YouTubers (including you) in order to raise awareness of Autism because I’m Autistic myself.
2) What made you decide to set up Chickenshedmylife?

Well, when I watched all videos from YouTube, I felt that I wanted to share my experiences that they never seen before. For example; I planned to film my Summer Favourites during my stay in Ethiopia – I.E. visiting Museum ETC.
3) Did this experience had a positive or a negative impact on you? 

Firstly; I would like to go with the positive impact because I believe that being an Autistic YouTuber is an important opportunity to share my Autism story in terms of how my condition affected me during my infant years. But; in the other side of the negativity, I felt scared about the fact that the strangers would go through my YouTube details.
4) Ok, trivial question. Do you prefer individual or collaboration filming?

I prefer individual video. 
5) The biggest challenge you’ve ever faced?

As a Small YouTuber, my main challenge is to do with the fact that I kept on reading the facts instead of learning it while filming it.
6) Any favourite videos of your own? 

My favourite videos of my own are Autism in Girls and World Autism Awareness Week. – Chickenshedmylife
7) Inspiration for your channel? 

My YouTube Channel inspired me to treasure good memories when I first started Chickenshed in September 2014.
8) Who are your favourite YouTubers?

My favourite YouTubers are Actingmylife (which is you because you’re my best mate); aww, thank you so much Daggie; Beccisss, Tim and Kate’s World, The Oxley’s Daily, ComedyShortsGamer and many more.
9) What can do see yourself doing in five years time? 

In five years time, I would like to set up a family vlog as it got to the point where I can share my family life at home or elsewhere.
10) Is there any advice you would like to give for anyone who is starting a channel of their own? 

My advice for people who is setting up their YouTube channel; don’t be afraid to share their disabilities.
A massive thank you to Daggie. If you want to check out her channel, click here: