Liz Lately #32
I got images made for this! I mean, an image. I can’t be bothered to edit images for previous posts right now. The images will change later, as I get used to editing photos again, but dude. I’m really happy about this (more below).
I’m still gonna post music videos because it’s a way I can share the types of music/songs I like in a more natural way (as opposed to creating posts dedicated to music and only music; I’m not that into it).
I like this one for the sensory input the song provides. It took me a few times to understand it, but after looking at the lyrics, I realised it’s about a girl (the prom queen) who’s dreaming about her future, but grows up and has a not-so-great life. She’s depressed and wearing a mask, and I rather relate to it because I wear a mask a lot. My family puts on a façade, preferring to ignore things and remain in a bubble than to embrace what they don’t understand full-on.
What is the deal with kids watching kids play with stuff and do things?
This has been a trend for at least a year now, but…it’s really crazy. I think it’s adults who are exploiting their own kids like this, because the videos that go up are either toy reviews, kids wearing specific clothes on purpose (and not-so-subtly talking about them), or kids doing other activities. So I guess it’s, like, exploit-your-kids-on-KidTube-for-money or something.
Oh, yeah—KidTube and BabyTube are things. Just picture today’s talentless YouTube personalities as children, and there you have it.
I installed my photo-editing program on a flash drive 😀
I don’t know why I didn’t think of this ages ago??!! I use Jasc Paint Shop Pro 9 via a lime green flash drive I got from Staples out of desperation for an external place to hold photos and things. I wound up using it to hold my font-making files so I could scan the sheets via my grandmother’s computer and do the rest on my [now-deceased] laptop instead of installing the program onto the laptop and messing with a bunch of cords.
One of the reasons I wanted this theme to have the index/main page like it is is because I intended to use images on the front pages, within the [manual] excerpts. Then, my laptop died because I spilled water on it and didn’t think to unplug it, and there introduced the world of online editing programs. I don’t care what anyone says: they do not compare to installed software.
So I’ll finally be able to add images I’m content with to my posts. I intended to add more photos as a whole—again, hence this theme, and why it’s a tad plain in terms of color and the setup. I told Georgie I wanted it to be quite basic because I wanted more color to come from photos.
Now, if only uploading photos wasn’t a pain in the ass…
On a side note, I really want to do personal stock photos.
There are Pexels.com and other sites offering free stock photos to do whatever with, but I want my own photos from my own things and photo-taking and all that jazz. I just…don’t quite know how to accomplish that, especially seeing as the lot of my photos are on my old hard drive.
General stock photos feel so impersonal to me, so…if you have any tips, please throw them at me!