**IS YOUTUBE BECOMING BORING ?**

Youtube, a lot of people talk about it, even those that know nothing about (hi news channels trying to stay relevant !). As far as I’m concerned, I’ve been watching videos on Youtube for at least ten years (already ?!) Yeah, it was the good old times when I would watch crazy Snow White or Dora the Explorer parodies (my mind was already corrupted by the Internet haha).

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Snow White looks kinda sick, here !

Anyway, what I like the most about Youtube is the no-limit mentality: raunchy humor is acceptable but not only ! We can just express ourselves freely on this platform, in general ! Or, at least, we could… I thought about this when I saw this new video from Le Rire Jaune, a very popular French youtuber. His video is called ‘If I were a dad’ where he talks about how he would raise his kids,etc… as a dad. What makes this video interesting is that it’s second version of this video, since the first one was considered as too dirty by Youtube, so they put an age restriction on it. All that jazz because we could see a dild…duster in it !

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DAT swaaagg !

I can undesrtand that, in a way because Youtube wants to appeal to the most people possible (even very young people) in order to satisfy advertizers so they can reach larger demographics and get all that ching ching, if you know what I mean. Consequently, according to Youtube, all the videos that contain “Sexually suggestive content, including partial nudity and sexual humor” and “Controversial or sensitive subjects and events, including subjects related to war, political conflicts, natural disasters and tragedies, even if graphic imagery is not shown“.

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The thing is we’re not watching a kid’s website ! All of those things I’ve just quoted are the core of what I like to call the ‘Youtube humor’. When I talk about ‘Youtube humor’, I mean the recurring kind of humor taht we find in viral videos, that’s accepted and understood by the majority of the Youtube community. Do you think that Jenna Marbles, Shane Dawson, Tana Mongeau, Onision became popular because nice little jokes about the last Care Bears  episode? I don’t think so. Youtube may lose it’s soul, its authenticity and brutal honesty that made it so relatable. That was were we could really express our opinions, but also our talents. We could have a plateform where we could showcase our skills no matter what they are (music, directing, acting, etc…)

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The perfect example of a talented Youtuber that could be credited for what she did best thanks to her videos. Rest in peace Christina </3

So, in addition to lose its soul, Youtube is selling its freedom. Yet, there would be ways to reconcile financial matters with creative freedom, like having a warning before a video that doesn’t match the criteria instead of censoring it. Of course you can make a living but do you have to sell your soul ? If we go this way, only identical, politically correct beauty gurus and boring unoriginal podcasts will remain and that’s not a good idea !

In the end I would say that it challenges freedom on the Internet, in general. Youtube is so influencial, if it gets to controlled, that could influence other websites to do the same and the Internet would be completely corporate. That would mean that we, Internet children, would become some kind of orphans in a way, sniff…

Anyway there’s so much left to say, but I’ll stop there for today !

Nyan Cats & Annoying Oranges

Pixie McQueen 😉

***MY BLOG ANNIVERSARY !***

Today my blog has been out there  for a year : I didn’t even see it coming ! *sniff, who cut onions in here ?!*

I never thought I could take this step, start my own blog ! I may seem like it’s nothing but just the idea of doing something we wanted to do for a while for real is so great !

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So, for this anniversary I wanted to go for a top 5 of the reasons why having a blog is amazeballs !

1/ Writing about whatever you want

Nothing feels as good as freedom ! I could write about cutting bangs to your hamster to make it look like Kate Moss and nobody could say anything ! You can develop your creativity with no limits and create your own world you’ve been dreaming of !

2/Getting used to write

No, you can’t be a man/woman of letter like Shakespeare overnight ! But having a blog and writing it regularly (not like me these days) can help you find your own way to use your words, what you like to write about, managing the lengh of your articles,etc… Thanks to this blog, I start to realize that I tend to write a lot to say not that much, so I try to be briefer in my articles.

3/ Investing your time in doing something fun

Having a blog can teach you how to be rigourous if you want to write regularly. It’s an amazing investment that also shows you how to be your own manager doing what you like… And I kinda struggle with that xD

4/ Sharing your passions with the world just with a few clicks

That’s the reason why I prefer to write online and not on a sheet of paper. With the Internet you can share your content on social media and b eing able to talk with other bloggers, read their articles, being more open to others and the world. I mean, what’s the use of being connected together if we can’t get to know/understand each other ?

5/Getting to know yourself better

This my last but not least reason of having a blog ! I’ve noticed that writing this blog, is that when you create content, think about how you will express your ideas, get everything together, etc, you learn a lot about yourself, about your vision of things but also what it becomes once confronted to the world…

Raspberry gloss & salted butter caramels !

Pixie McQueen ^^

***CL, THE BADDEST FEMALE IN THE US: CAN’T WAIT !***

Hey everyone ! Pixie McQueen, here, the boldest Balckjack of the Web !

For this article, this won’t be the creative fairy that’ll talk but the huge Blackjack I am !

In this article, I talked about the K-Pop girl group 2NE1 (Blackjacks are their fans). But this time I will tell you about their super charismatic leader CL (Lee Chaelin) who’s  preparing her debut album which is gonna be the beginning of her american solo career !

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So let’s see the context: the last album of the group is from 2014 (‘CRUSH‘) as well as CL’s last solo : MTBD. CL has only had two solos in her whole career: ‘MTBD’ and ‘THE BADDEST FEMALE‘ (2013).

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So a lot of people saw her in 2NE1 but also collaborating with other big acts such as G-Dragon (‘R.O.D‘ or ‘The Leaders‘ that I absolutely love), Black Eyed Peas (‘Where Is The Love‘), Skrillex (‘Dirty Vibe‘) or, more recently Diplo, Riff Raff and OG Maco (‘Dr Pepper‘). And no, this collaboration is not her first single even if she wrote it !

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By the way I love CL and she’s doing her job for ‘Dr Pepper’ but I’m not too found of the song because I think it’s too ssimple compared to all she’s able to do. The melody is quite monotonous and the lyrics very repetitive, that’s why it’s so catchy ! Also, the lyrics aren’t supposed to be committed or something, they aren’t worse than most of the songs we hear in the clubs.  It’s clearly not a song for Blackjacks nor K-Pop fans in general, but more for americn rap fans I would say ! Even the video bored me while CL is stunning with her new silver hair ! It’s all about the rappers rapping in front of the camera and then a bus (or maybe a very long SUV I don’t know…) with Dr Pepper cans everywhere and female dancers in black underwear twerking. Those dancers are objectified in a very useless way, which doesn’t bring anything interesting to the video.

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CL looking stunning with her new silver hair !

But I’m reassured that she also said that her ‘cool’ image would remain and that 2NE1 wouldn’t stop, contrary to rumors ! =D I hope she won’t turn into a Nicki Minaj or Iggy Azalea copycat just to make it in America !

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So she will work with Diplo (Major Lazer) and Scooter Braun (Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande’s manager) will take care of her career; I like Major Lazer, and even if I don’t like Bieber and Grande that much, I can’t wait to see how these new people will influence her music and career !

Diplo said in an interview with the Time that one of her songs would be called “Birthday” and it will be in English and Korean. He also said that another of her songs will be called “One” which will be pop, “childish and fun”.

It’s now time for Chaelin to stand on her own two feet and to show us all of her talent (rapper, singer, songwriter, composer) !

*Super hardcore fangirl mode ON* OMG, I DON’T KNOW IF MY BODY WILL BE ABLE HANDLE THAT MUCH AWESOMENESS ALL AT ONCE !  CAN’T WAAAAAAIT !! =P *Super hardcore fangirl mode OFF*

PREACH IT, CL !

PREACH IT, CL !

Peacock feathers & Nutella crepes !

Pixie McQueen xx

2NE1, New Queens of K-Pop!

De gauche à droite, Dara, CL, Bom et Minzy

From left to right, Dara, CL, Bom and Minzy

Destiny’s Child charisma, Little Mix’s talent, a strong personality for each of those four gorgeous korean girls like Spice Girls! CL, Bom, Minzy and Dara are definitely my new queens of pop !

So, here are 5 reasons to love them, young unicorn looking for musical wonders! 🙂

1) They’re crazy talented! 

Minzy‘s smooth, deep voice, CL‘s amazing flow, Bom’s slightly cracked voice and Dara’s high pitched and unique tone harmonize perfectly! And, I’m not done! CL, principal rapper of the band,wrote their hit ‘Crush’ for their second album called the same way and Dara is a very good guitar player! Plus, when they’re on stage they set it on fire with their super cool choreographies and have indeniable presences!

Yokohama Arena, au Japon.

Yokohama Arena, Japan.

2) They’re real fashionistas!

Colored, bold, stylish and cute at the same time, their look would be Strawberry Shortcake, Beyoncé,Luna Lovegood and Lady Gaga that would’ve had a children together (yes, it’s possible, of course!) They regularly wear Adidas, especially all that’s designed by Jeremy Scott !

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2NE1 with american designer Jeremy Scott

3)Their music is so freaking great!

Their music genre is pop, but not only! It’s actually very diversified because you can find dance touches (‘Do you love me ?’), hip-hop (‘MTBD’), pop-rock (‘Ugly’), or reggae (‘Lonely’ acoustic version), among others. Their lyrics, that owe mostly to  composer-songwriter Teddy Park, they talk about love, confidence (or its lack), parties…

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‘I Love You’, from their latest album ‘Crush’

4) They collaborated with the greatest people!

I was talking about Jeremy Scott but he’s not the only one who fell in love with those four superstars! They collaborated with Will.I.Am a few times so far, especially for his song ‘Gettin’ Dumb’. It’s their song ‘I am the Best’ you can hear in Microsoft Surface Pro 3 tablet ad.

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‘I Am the Best’ music video

5) They’re the perfect transition between western pop and K-Pop!

If you ever think K-Pop is too exotic, then you won’t feel lost with 2NE1 because their style is kind of close to english-speaking pop adding their own touch to it. I became a huge K-Pop fan thanks to them (HyunA and Big Bang, too) !

Photoshoot des 2NE1 pour MTV.

2NE1’s Photoshoot for MTV.

Here’s a few reasons that make me a Blackjack (fan of 2NE1)!

Not that I don’t like you but I have to powder my wings with stardust or I won’t be able to come back to Internet fairies’s home : Kingdom of What The Fuck!

See you soon! 😉

Pixie Stardust McQueen =)

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