It's Time To Unplug For Wedding Season

It's Time To Unplug For Wedding Season

Please turn off your phones and cameras

It's the beginning of summer, and you know what that means: tan lines, beaches, and yes, engagements. Our Facebook timelines and Instagram feeds are beginning to fill up with numerous pictures of the picturesque engagement your friends had along with the perfect ring, and statuses are beginning to change from "in a relationship" to "engaged," and will soon become "married." The more pictures I see on various forms of social media, the more I wonder: why are we so insistent upon posting one of the most intimate moments of our lives?

There seems to be a rise in "unplugged weddings." If you don't know what theses are, then congratulations, you probably are already "unplugged." Basically, Pinterest boards are filling up with chalkboards written in calligraphy saying "Welcome to our unplugged ceremony. We ask that you please refrain from taking pictures and turn off your cell phones and cameras." A lot of people seem to be up in arms about the fact that they can't snap 18,482 pictures of the wedding they are attending, and can't immediately tweet ,"They're officially married!" with the couple's kitschy hashtag.

Why is it so wrong for a wedding to be unplugged? Sure, being able to take photos from the newest iPhone with the best phone camera to date is nice. You think you'll be able to look back through your camera roll and reminisce on the beautiful bride or how the groom teared up when he saw her walk down the aisle; however, you won't. In actuality, you'll probably post a #throwbackthursday photo of you and the bride and groom a month after the wedding and that'll be the extent of it. Then, you'll realize that you missed most of the ceremony and the minute details of the couple's vows because you were too caught up in taking pictures for Instagram.

In all likelihood, the bride and groom hired a wedding photographer. The photographer should be the only person taking pictures during the ceremony. During the reception is a different story -- take all the low-quality iPhone pictures you want as the guests dance the night away. Let the photographer do his or her job and capture the intimate and magical moments between the bride and groom. Besides, they'll probably do a way better job at capturing the moments than you would.

All in all, there's really no need to raise pitchforks and get angry when a couple, whether it be bride and groom, bride and bride, or groom and groom, decide to have their wedding ceremony "unplugged." A lot of money was probably spent in order to make this day magical, and the couple would like their guests to be able to enjoy the ceremony to the fullest extent. I think unplugged weddings are beautiful and that all wedding ceremonies should be unplugged. The fact that we are so dependent on social media and our cell phones to capture the moments we should be fully living is sad, to be frank. So when you put on your shoes, fix your hair and sit down in the chair for the ceremony, remember to unplug. Turn off your phone and your camera- the only thing you should be pulling out of your pocket is a tissue to wipe away the happy tears.

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Lil Yachty's 'Lil Boat 2' May Not Be Enough To Keep Him Afloat

Here's what you need to know about "Lil Boat 2."

On March 9, Lil Yachty dropped his newest album, “Lil Boat 2.” The album consists of 17 songs, most of which were probably better off not being on the album and seriously failed to impress me, despite its early success on iTunes.

In all of the reviews I have ever written, I normally organize it song-by-song, giving feedback to each track. This time, however, I think I can save all of us time on this article by just being completely honest about Lil Yachty’s “Lil Boat 2.”

Most of the songs from 1-10 on the tracklist are NOT worth listening to.

Other than those three, every other song from the top ten songs on the tracklist were absolute garbage.

The beats to the songs weren’t that bad but, overall, it just sounded like Lil Yachty and his features were WAY too high to be in the studio.

Yachty’s flows, bars and rhyme schemes were ALL weak throughout the entire album, and if it weren’t for the final six songs on “Lil Boat 2,” this review would be nothing but bashing Lil Yachty.

From the 12th track on the album, "MICKEY" (ft. Offset, Lil Baby) the album runs through much more smoothly, regardless of how basic those last couple of songs are.

I imagine Lil Yachty’s fanbase consists mostly of teenagers who eat Tide for Internet views and anybody who knows nothing about what a real rapper is.

Seriously. I cannot stress how elementary this album is. If you’re looking for new rap music to listen to, check out Tory Lanez’s album, “MEMORIES DON’T DIE,” or Logic’s “Bobby Tarantino II.”

Both of those albums are so much better than “Lil Boat 2” that they make Yachty look like an amateur — which he is.

Final Score: 5.8/10
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Did Draco Malfoy Ever Get The Clout He Deserved?

Yes, he was literally the worst for a majority of the series. But does this one moment make up for it all?

The new trailer for the “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” series just dropped and I have a LOT of feelings. Mainly:

With the release of this new trailer, the only natural thing to do is to binge watch the "Harry Potter" series. Now, if you don’t know about "Harry Potter" series, I’m going to assume that you were born literally minutes ago. For those of you who do know what I’m talking about, let’s chat.

Throughout the series, we see some pretty rotten witches, wizards and muggles. The worst being Bellatrix LeStrange, in my opinion.

*Side note: Voldemort killed meticulously and with his own “reasoning” that supported his actions. Bellatrix killed for sport. No reason was necessary to support her choices. Regardless of who I thought was worse, it doesn’t change the fact that they were both 100% assholes.*

Throughout the movie, and even more so throughout the book, we are able to see slight character arcs for a majority of these lesser-evil villains, such as Petunia Dursley, Narcissa Malloy, Snape, and Draco Malfoy.

After Snape, Draco had one of the biggest character arcs in the series. He saved Harry and, ultimately, through his actions, gave Harry one last chance to defeat Voldemort. How? Well, Pottermore explains it best, but to put it simply, he refused to give Harry, Ron, and Hermione up to Bellatrix and the Snatchers.

This moment is so pivotal and apparent in the books, yet on screen, while it’s still a huge moment, it still gets downplayed. The weight of the moment isn’t truly felt and could be taken as more of a mistake on Malfoy’s part. That moment, if not understood correctly, could change many viewers' opinions about Draco's transformation from elitist, bigot, selfish snob to a (slightly) unknowingly ignorant, scared, defeated teen.

Damnit, J.K. Rowling, you’ve done it again. Even after all these years, somehow I still always seem to find something new.

Now let’s talk about how the new movie will allow the Ministry to apparate onto Hogwarts?!

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