Those tweets tho’

Ah the wonderful world of Twitter. I wonder how many of their 300 million users actually enjoy summing up their thoughts into an insubordinatley small amount of characters on a daily basis, whilst simultaneously being aware these thoughts must be phrased in an incredibly witty way to ensure any size of readership. Well I for one… do not.

Except it would seem, when I get tweeted by famous people, now that does get me excited. This happened about a month ago. Those who know me will know that I am always eager to expand my growing collection of Game of Thrones autographs, so I sought out Charlotte Hope on Twitter. Charlotte, of course, plays Ramsay Snow’s psychopath girlfriend Myranda in series 3, 4 and got some serious screen time in the latest episode of series 5. Anyway, she said she’d be happy to sign a photo for me.

Charlotte Hope TweetAnd later that week, I was met with more correspondence, albeit of a more passive-aggressive manner. A few weeks ago I gave a very negative review of new sitcom ‘Car Share’. Anyway, the production company who made that show; Core Post, read my review and were less than pleased. Obviously believing the philosophy that ‘All publicity is good publicity’, they thanked me for my viewership, yet kindly pointed out a mistake; that there was no green screen in the episode. At least someone on their team has a sense of humor, maybe they could write a sitcom.

Car Share TweetIf anyone wants to tweet me, I’d love to hear your comments; @penpalthe.

Skins Fire Part 1 Review

On Monday Night, the award-winning Channel 4 Drama ‘Skins’ returned for the first episode of its concluding Series. The final series focuses on three members of the previous cast as they begin their lives as working adults.

The first episode; Skins Fire Part 1, saw the return of Kaya Scodelario playing the part of Effy Stonem. Effy who appeared in the first 4 series, is now working as a receptionist in a leading London Hedge Fund. This episode also saw the return of Lily Loveless as Naomi who is Effy’s flatmate.

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Effy, who has now moved to central London with her friend Naomi, is in a dead end job. You know the sort, getting coffee for a bunch of office workers who don’t give a crap about you, photocopying sheets of paper for a whole building full of stockbrokers and staying up all night writing a report for a boss who doesn’t care enough to learn your name. However, Effy’s life takes an unexpected shift when she leads a meeting with one of the hedge Fund’s clients. Although unruly, this move shifted Effy up the ranks where she began to work as a trader. Seemingly a very good trader, making the firm over a million pounds in one day using leaked information from Dominic, a research annalist working nearby.

Throughout the episode we also see how Effy and Naomi’s relationship develops, how Naomi follows her quest to become a stand-up comedian and how she learns she has developed Cancer.

TSmaqr01C2gYqlGebvsH21This episode also has a line of brilliant guest stars. Kayvan Novak and Lara Pulver star as Effy’s bosses whilst Tracy Beaker’s Craig Roberts pops up as Dominic, the tragic but lovable research analysist.

This episode has received negative reviews on the likes on Twitter and Tumblr, however I would rate it quite highly. It has definitely matured and gone from a teen comedy to a proper adult drama. The storyline is excellent, if a little predictable at times and it has made me eager to see what will come next week. However the one thing I didn’t really like was the characterisation of Naomi. In this episode I think she has been portrayed too much like a drunk hermit which I don’t really think is unlocking Lily Loveless’ true acting potential.

All in all a very good episode and a great start to a new series. I can’t wait to see what is coming next week.

Facebook vs Twitter

Which is better,  Facebook or Twitter?

It is a question that has filled the heads of millions since these two internet rivalries came into play. And now it is going to be answered once and for all, by me.

I have acounts on both of these site, both of which I use regularly, so it was extremly difficult for me to find an argument bettering one over the other.

So instead I will go throught them one at a time. Starting with Facebook.

Facebook is easy to understand and is set out in a simple way.

In getting it it took me only 1 weekend to work out how to everything. It is designed to perfection and the new ‘Timeline look’ lets you personalise your things and set them out how you want.

On Facebook you can post messages, pictures and talk to other people (as well as looking at all their photographs.

It is also really easy to see what other people are up to as they each have there own page which you can access.

I currently have 1029 followers on Twitter, because of my various blogs, but after two years of having it, I’m still not getting the hang of it.

Ok so you get to here whatever your favorite celebrity is up too but trying to keep track of all your followers at once is hard.

I think the layout if difficult to understand and the only reason so many people have got it is because there are so many celebrities on it.

I think you know what the answer is going to be.

Overall I think Facebook is the better of the two.

It is much easier to learn and you can keep in contact with your friends much more easily then you can on Twitter.

There will be those of you who disagree but to be honest, I don’t care.

Coming Soon; The Forgotten Disneys