Clickies 04

Clickies 04 | Indie Spirit by Augustin Ra

Hi! 

We're back with another post of the Clickies series. This category on the blog discusses the links that tickled my interest. These posts, podcasts, or whatever link it is are worth discussing, giving a chance to read or listen to, and may fall into a category of fun or informative. Whatever it is, I hope these links will help you to be more open with certain topics, or maybe come with the realization that we have the same sense of humor and interests, or maybe not. 

Potterless


One time I was already tired of listening to self-help podcasts on Spotify and chose the entertainment category and found this podcast about a grown adult reading the Harry Potter series for the first time. This was a shock to me because I was assuming that the majority of the population around the world has a Harry Potter childhood especially for someone living in the US or UK, right? 

I had my first four books of the HP series when I was a kid. I think I was five years old and I had no idea about Harry Potter at that time. I can remember that I used to play with these books and pretend that I was a witch without thinking that the books I was using for fun have wizards, witches, and magic on the plot. Years later, I saw my mom reading these books and talking about them to me and I couldn't contribute to the discussion. That's when I decided to pick up a book and read it and kids, that's when I became a Potter fan. 

So if you haven't read the series, why? What are you doing with your life? Haha. But really, you might want to try listening to Potterless. It's funny and you'll see a glimpse of what is it like to be living in the wizarding world. 

If you're someone who read and watched the series, oh well, it's fun listening to someone who has no idea what actually happened in the books and would just rely on movies. But of course, along with the episodes, you'd hear him talk about the chapters and realize that some scenes weren't featured on the movie which could've been featured to make it more entertaining, and listening to this channel while at work makes the boring hours bearable. 

Clickies 04 | Indie Spirit by Augustin Ra

On Being Vulnerable


This is a blog post from Elise of Into Solarium and god, this made me miss the good old days on Tumblr when you can pour your heart out without being judged nor canceled. These were the years when people discover your blog from the depths of the internet that they'd found you as someone cool and artsy. In conclusion, it seems that blogging in the past was more genuine compared to now because back then, based on my experience, it wasn't all curated. Everything was a huge kind of a beautiful mess of art, emotions, and thoughts. Right now, we're trying to be all perfect without thinking that we're also looking for this genuine openness and vulnerability. 

However, it doesn't mean that I only consider blog posts that aren't the 'good vibes only type' as genuine. As a reader, we could easily feel and distinguish whether a particular blog tickles your fancy and sort those that won't pass our standards. Since the pandemic started, we've consumed more of the internet whereabouts and whatnots compared to pre-covid. We've been obliged to stay at home and due to the countless opportunities on the internet, we can consume almost everything that it could offer. Just imagine living in this kind of situation back then when our form of entertainment would be a game of snake on our Nokia 3315.  Kinda insane, huh? Due to this mindless scrolling, it makes us think that social media is the real world when it's the exact opposite. We forget to remind ourselves that we choose what we want to post and share to the world that would lead to societal pressure of having a good life. 

Hence, we forget to actually have a human connection despite having an internet connection 24/7. 

Let's talk.

  • So obviously, blog hopping and listening to podcasts are my ways to survive the day especially during mundane hours. How do you survive yours? 
  • What's your relationship with social media? How do you use it for genuine human connection? 
  • What podcasts have you been listening to lately? 
  • I want to watch or listen to the full interview of Meghan Markle and Oprah but damn, I couldn't find a full video of it. Send help!

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