whats in my camera roll

My Camera Roll Is Insane

So much storage space on a tiny phone!


I save too many photos to my camera roll. At the time of writing this, I have a grand total of 2,776 items in my camera roll. My camera roll has every form of savable media across the spectrum: Gifs, superhero memes that only I find funny, videos/screen recordings, the occasional selfies, and screenshots. Oh my God, the screenshots!

I have a problem, a legitimate problem when it comes to screenshotting stuff I see online. According to the new iOS screen time feature, as of this week, I spend five hours and forty-three minutes a day looking at my screen. Averaging a weekly total of FORTY hours a week! Apparently, twenty hours is devoted to browsing social media, ten hours of entertainment and an hour and a half on "creativity". Now a normal person would probably recommend I cut back on my phone usage. I'd have to disagree with that. We live in a globally connected world. News about development to a story can be sent out in mere seconds and thousands will have read it in the first hour.

Let's backtrack to my camera roll. Many people are probably wondering what I particularly save in my camera roll. What catches my eye as I scroll through my social feed and compels me to screenshot it, or to screen record it? And how many selfies do I actually take?

1. Screenshots

Marc Anthony Brown

I have tons of screenshots. I screenshot Instagram posts, tweets, and YouTube videos just to name a few. When I screenshot Instagram posts it usually depends on the account. For example, I follow a video edit account and a lot of the time they edit a video with a catchy song that I want to listen to later on. So, I screenshot their captions or if they don't put it in the captions, I hope someone had asked or commented the name in the comments section. I also screenshot trivia posts, pictures of captions written out to state a fact. A lot of the time these are superhero trivia posts but occasionally I screenshot one of those random fact pages. Screenshotting tweets has been a growing habit of mine over the last few months. These are usually tweets that I agree with and I feel that someday I will use them in an argument. So far that day has not happened. I also screenshot just as reminders. If I see a YouTube Video I can't watch at the moment I screenshot the thumbnail so I remember to watch it, eventually.

2. Screen Recording

Ever since Apple introduced screen recording to iOS, it has made my job as a social media influencer easier. I post a lot on my Instagram Stories and I use Screen recording in scenarios where my followers need or want to see what's on my phone. A lot of the time it is usually me showcasing something I found on Twitter. Other times they are cool features I find when an app updates. For example, back in 2018 when YouTube allowed videos to start playing after viewing the thumbnail for a bit. I also screen record some YouTube Videos that I use in my Instagram posts. These are usually scenes from cartoon series like "Batman: The Animated Series" (1992) or "Justice League Action" (2017).

3. Gifs

Young Justice: Outsiders "03x07"

Marc Anthony's Brown iPhone

Gifs are a new resident of my camera roll. I am very introverted when I meet new people but eventually the few individuals that do get to know me, know I am very expressive with my body language. This is a subconscious thing, probably due to years of watching cartoons as a child. And I've been finding more and more gifs that I feel I could use in key situations. Possibly group chats (If I'm ever part of an active one), or in text conversations (With someone who understands my references). Hopefully, I will have a plethora of gifs where I can become the master of gifs.

4. Videos

A lot of my videos today are just saved Snapchats or Instagram Stories. Back when I was an active filmmaker, I would use the awesome power of the iPhone camera to record scenes that I would put in my films. Sometimes the iPhone camera filmed a better picture that my Nikon camera during playback. I also use the " Repost App" and save a lot of those Instagram edits I mentioned earlier. The filmmaker in me just can't help and appreciate some of the edits these people post. Those loops are killer sometimes. Also, they are superhero ones a lot of the time so that's another plus.

5. Actual Pictures

Took this when I needed a new Facebook Profile picture

Emilee Napier

So, I feel like we all have a bunch of selfies in our camera roll. Well, at least I hope everyone else does. I won't say I have a ton, but I have those pictures you use in case you need to create a new profile picture. You always have to be prepared. Another thing I save are pictures people use on Twitter. A lot of the time they are comic book panels that I would like to tread later. I also started drawing again and trying to make my art more professional looking. I am really liking how a lot of my drawings are turning out. This year I am trying to do a few unofficial personal resolutions. One of them is getting back into drawing.

As you can see my camera roll is a mess. It usually takes an hour to just transfer them onto a computer. And then they usually clog up my computer. And I am too stingy to delete a lot of them or sort them all. I told myself during winter break I was going to do it but I only ended up creating more items to deal with later. I find it hard to believe I've accumulated so many images, and I have yet to find someone to rival mine. I have too much power at my disposal with this iPhone. Maybe it is time to take a break… ha-ha no way.

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100 Instagram Captions You'll Want To Use Right Now

Quotes, lyrics, sayings, and other ideas for Instagram captions!

When it comes to Instagram we are often thinking about what to use as a caption for our photos that we take that we really want to post on Instagram. Sometimes we post the photo without a caption and sometimes we just use an emoji because we're stumped on finding a good caption to use for the photo. So we go the short route and just put an emoji as a caption for our photo. Well whether it is a selfie, a friend pic, group pic, or just need a caption for the photo, here are 100 captions to use for a photo. Some are lyrics, some are quotes, and some are just a quick caption to use on your photo. Also here are some accounts that are worth following:
















Here are Quotes To Use As A Caption/ Lyrics To Use As A Caption/ Quick Little Sayings To Use As A Caption: for your Instagram photo that you wish to post!

1. Life goes on, with or without you.

2. Don't Worry Be Happy! Bob Marley

3. Be Happy.

4. Be Confident.

5. Be Positive.

6. Don't be a liar, everyone hates a liar.

7. Chillin' with my peeps.

8. Go big or go home.

9. What's the deal?

10. The most important thing is to enjoy your life – to be happy – it's all that matters.

11. Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.

12. Life is a gift.

13. You couldn't handle me even if I came with instructions.

14. Forgive, yes. Forget, never.

15.There's a hole in my heart where you used to be.

16. I don't need any part-time people in my life.

17. Get the gist.

18. Boy, it's the 21st Century, get with the program.

19. Hey, I just met you, this is crazy!

20. I woke up like this.

21. Keep smiling because life is a beautiful thing and there's so much to smile about.

22. Beauty is power, a smile is its sword.

23. Last day of class!

24. I donut care!

25. Got my donut and coffee today.

26. Happy as a clam

27. Beach days are the best!

28. A friend will always make you smile, especially when you don't want to…

29. Always classy, never trashy, and a little bit sassy.

30. If only we could turn back time...

31. With you, I forget all my problems. With you, time stands still.

32. Life's a climb, but the view is great.

33. "Ohana, means family, family means no one gets left behind or forgotten." — "Lilo & Stitch"

34. We come to love by not finding the perfect person, but by learning to see the imperfect person perfectly.

35. If I ever write a story about my life, don't be surprised if your name appears a billion times.

36. She's got that red lip, classic thing going on.

37. I don't know what's tighter, our jeans or our friendship!

38. Best friends make good times better and hard times easier!

39. Not sure what I did to deserve you as my best friend :)

40. I don't need your approval to be me.

41. So call me? Maybe?

42. "I am who.I am, I am what I am, I do what I do and I ain't never gonna do it any different. I don't care who likes it and who don't." — Buck Owens

43. Take me as I am, or watch me as I go.

44. "Kiss me under the light of a thousand stars." — Ed Sheeran

45. Cause you're a sky full of stars — Coldplay

46 . I keep dancing on my own — Calum Scott

47. Can't keep my hands to myself — Selena Gomez

48. I just want to look good for you — Selena Gomez

49. Kill em with kindness — Selena Gomez

50. I am not perfect. I make mistakes. But when I say sorry… I mean it!

51. Me? Weird? Please! I am limited edition!

52. Turn that frown upside down.

53. Smile, it's the best thing a girl can wear!

54, Stay true.

55. Laughing is the best medicine you can ever get!

56. "You're the king, baby I'm your queen." — Taylor Swift

57. Best Friends Forever!

58.Throwing it back to the good ole days!

59. Ugg Life.

60. I know you like, first-name-basis.

61. *Sends selfie to NASA cuz I'm a star*

62. Basic white girl.

63. Frisky Friday!

64. My thoughts are stars that I cannot fathom into constellations. — "The Fault In Our Stars"

65. "Maybe our okays will be our infinities." — The Fault In Our Stars

66. So hold onto me because I'm a little unsteady — Unsteady

67. This has got to be the best day of my life.

68. She's the beauty and he's the beast.

69. "All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them." — Walt Disney

70. "If you can dream it, you can do it." — Walt Disney

71. "Hakuna Matata, it means no worries for the rest of your days." — "The Lion King"

72. "The past can hurt. But the way I see it, you can either run from it, or learn from it." — "The Lion King."

73. "Remember you're the one who can fill the world with sunshine." — "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs"

74 ."The flower that blooms in adversity is the most rare and beautiful of all." — "Mulan"

75. "You don't have time to be timid. You must be bold and daring." — "Beauty and the Beast"

76. "All it takes is faith and trust." — "Peter Pan"

77. "A little consideration, a little thought for others, makes all the difference." — "Winnie the Pooh"

78. "If you focus on what you left behind, you will never be able to see what lies ahead." — "Ratatouille"

79. "Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself." — George Bernard Shaw

80. "A true hero isn't measured by the size of his strength, but by the strength of his heart." — "Hercules"

81. "Life's not a spectator sport. If watchin' is all you're gonna do, then you're gonna watch your life go by without ya." — "The Hunchback of Notre Dame"

82. "The things that make me different are the things that make me ME." — "Winnie the Pooh"

83. "Giving up is for rookies." — "Hercules"

84. "Happiness is the richest thing we will ever own." — Donald Duck

85. "Change is good." — "The Lion King"

86. "In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." — Abraham Lincoln

87. "An unexamined life is not worth living." — Socrates

88. "Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky." — Rabindranath Tagore

89. "The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched, they must be felt with the heart." — Helen Keller

90. "The sky broke like an egg into full sunset and the water caught fire." — Pamela Hansford Johnson

91. "Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success." — Swami Sivananda

92. "Today I choose life. Every morning when I wake up I can choose joy, happiness, negativity, pain... To feel the freedom that comes from being able to continue to make mistakes and choices. Today I choose to feel life, not to deny my humanity, but embrace it." — Kevyn Aucoin

93. "Nothing is impossible, the word itself says 'I'm possible'," — Audrey Hepburn

94. "Keep your face always toward the sunshine and shadows will fall behind you." — Walt Whitman

95. "My power's turned on, starting right now I'll be strong." — Rachel Platten

96. "Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared." — Buddha

97. "Let your life lightly dance on the edges of Time like dew on the tip of a leaf." — Rabindranath Tagore

98. "I hated every minute of training, but I said, 'Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.'" — Muhammad Ali

99. "Why don't you be you, and I'll be me." — James Bay

100. Life is like a camera, we focus on the positives and develop from the negatives.

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It's Time Stop Texting In Text-Talk

We're not 12 and it isn't 2012.


When most of my friends and I started getting our first cell phones, the most popular phone to have were still those phones that you had to 7 four times to write an "s." You were super cool if your parents bought you a slider phone with a QWERTY keyboard.

Because texting took so long, we, of course, used text-speech like "LOL" or "TTYL" or "WRU?"

"Are" was just the letter R and "you" was just the letter U. And this was acceptable at the time. Some of these acronyms followed us into present-day, but some just really need to be left in the past.

A boy recently texted me, sent from an iPhone, "How r u? Wryd?" and I honestly sat there for a few minutes utterly flabbergasted. An adult with a modern, top-of-the-class phone, really sent me a text message that looked like it was sent from 2010. I didn't even know iPhones, with Autocorrect that changed the simplest words to something so obscure, could even let you send a text like that!

There is a certain level of unattractiveness when people misuse "their/there/they're," but it goes to the next level when adults don't even bother to spell out a three-letter word. There is a sense of laziness and call me pretentious, but I just can't stand for laziness at this age. What does that say about a person when they don't even want to put forth the effort to do something as mundane as type out a full, coherent message?

A text message does not have to be written as a formal essay, fit with transitions and long SAT words to impress somebody. To me, if you're trying to impress someone, especially an adult, the message shouldn't look like it was written by a 12-year-old and make me want to answer back, "Smdh ttyl."

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