inkpop Fundamentals: July 8, 2010
Posted by cat eyes & skinny jeans on July 8, 2010
★ Summer camp…‘Glee’ style It used to be that summer camps were solely for whiling one’s time away making friendship bracelets out of colorful thread, swimming laps in a lake rumored to have a Loch Ness Moster-like creature living in the bottom, bonding with people from all over the country, and attempting to figure out what, exactly, was lurking in the Tuna Surprise. Thanks to pop culture, and TV, however, the typical camp activities have been replaced with dancing, music, and a whole lot of spirit fingers – case in point the Glee camps found everywhere from Chicago’s Beverly Arts Center to Indiana, Utah, Arizona, and many more. Days are spent learning dance routines to Rihanna’s Take A Bow and Journey’s Don’t Stop Believin’. The very same dance routines, in fact, that your favorite Glee characters performed themselves! Chicago Tribune.
★ 50 fads you’ll never forget! Your mother buckled you into the car once a week and made you accompany her on a quest to locate the most difficult to find Beanie Babies; your older sister refused to let you look at, let alone touch, her prized Furby; your Tamagotchi taught you that you were most certainly not ready for a pet given your penchant to forget to feed him for days on end; and those gel pens that were supposed to make your writing look colorful and fun leaked like crazy. Let’s face it, fads are a way of life; a coming of age, so to speak – and now you can read about 50 of the best and worst fads that are utterly unforgettable. First Thoughts.
★ ‘Twilight’ spinoffs…who else is worthy? Though Stephenie Meyer has already stated that she is tired of vampires for the time being; her most recent novella The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner has fans naming what other Twilight characters are worthy of a spin-off all their own. So far the contenders are Jasper Hale, Jane, Jessica Stanley, Quil Ateara, and Carlisle Cullen. The question remains, however, whether or not Meyer will continue the string of Twilight spin-offs if she ever finds herself bitten with the vampire bug again! MTV.
Over to you…what do you think of Glee summer camps? Would you ever attend a Glee summer camp, or are you more likely to spend your time at a traditional summer camp – why or why not? What was your favorite fad from childhood and why? What childhood fad would you like to see make a comeback? If you could see a spin-off created about any Twilight character, who would it be and why?
Share your thoughts in the comments section!
Erika (aka inkpoperika)