People have mentioned more than once or twice that I look a little bit like Rihanna. They’ve told me to cut my hair and dye it red because the resemblance is too obvious to miss. As for me, I do not personally see it. I like how I look, although having a body like that wouldn’t hurt. This is not the only reason why I chose this music video as my media fare; it is also to help you, Kar, understand who I am a little bit more.
It’s not a big surprise that I chose this music video for the sole reason I love both music and videos. A big part of me enjoys making, taking and watching them. During the year and half college life I have been living, a television in my condo was never a factor – it broke during my first two weeks in there. Ergo, I have been relying on the internet to keep me updated with world affairs or the latest makeup trends.
This music video also exemplifies the fact that I take joy in singing, dancing, and of course, falling in love – even if it hurts sometimes or if my love is plainly unconditional (which is what I think the song is about, painful love). I tend to fall for relatively bad boys, or at least find them more attractive if they are. Eminem is quite the bad boy himself – another reason why this video has such appeal to me.
On a more general sense, I have found that videos are very versatile. They can be instructional, inspirational, educational or just plain fun. No intent on being big headed, but in the years I have spent with myself, I’m comparable to videos. I dabble in sports, acting in theater, I love school, I can cook, play an instrument, and be an extreme girly girl involved with makeup, fashion and Gossip Girl.
Speaking of Gossip Girl, media fares I use are downloaded series, social networks, movie theaters, news providing engines, the internet, magazines… that’s all I can think of right now. Overall, the media lets me in on what the world is doing, and I also let it in to influence what I do. It’s a give and take or an influence me I influence you type of situation. I’m not too sure which one comes first, but this class will definitely help me find out.