Memes

These first two images are based on the fact that in many countries especially America, black people are associated with crime and gangland activities. They imply that black people are to be feared because of the colour of the skin and their background. Although the memes are supposed to be humorous and make the viewer laugh they are at the end of the day racist. Just because a topic is made into a joke it does not make it okay or automatically true just because it made you laugh. The message that these images portray is that all black people should be labelled as criminals simply because of the colour of their skin. This is a very negative message to be sending to people online especially young naive users of the internet. These images could shape a young persons opinion of black people therefore contributing to the on going major problem of racism all over the world and in extreme cases could progress into hate crimes against black people.

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This meme is also in relation to racism against black people particularly concerning the recent and on going shootings of innocent black people in America. Although this meme does use a hint of humour, I feel like its main aim is to spread the message of this ongoing problem. Unlike the other memes it does not make a joke of the racism against black people. It subtly points out that what is happening is wrong. This meme influences my opinion on the American police force by sending the message to the viewer that what is going on is wrong.

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This meme again uses humour to capture its audience but once again has a hidden meaning that links back to problems occurring in America in relation to racism. This meme sends a message to its audience that racism is indeed rippling through the world from the people at the top. Donald Trump has on many different occasions made is opinion on people with different colored skin very clear. If the leader of the country is racist towards people what hope does the rest of the country have? This meme while being slightly funny is quite striking because it really points out the fact that the community in America is very much divided by skin colour. This meme while sending a negative image out about Trump influenced my opinion on the American Political system by making me question how they could let someone be in charge of the country that judges others on their skin tone.

All of these memes are based on issues revolving around racism. While they are all under the same heading they all deliver a different message weather it be a negative or a positive one.

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MY CANDY WRAPPER PHOTOSHOP

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In todays mac labs we had to take a candy wrapper of our choice and change something about it. The aim was to make the wrapper unique whilst trying to blend it in with the original design. The font I used was the one most similar I could find to the original design. I also put an outer glow on the font which gave it a similar look to the original. I chose the word loco because i thought it was a funny play on the word coco. It was difficult to find a font and the right yellow to fade over the old writing but it was a good learning  process.

 

Personal Banner

I began my personal banner by selecting the theme Suits because I thought it suited the the layout of my blog best. I then went through my pictures on both Instagram and Facebook and selected a picture from my holidays in Portugal during the summer. It is a picture of the sunset at the marina beside where I stayed. I love this picture because it is very idyllic and reminds me of the beautiful weather on holidays. I love the sea and never get to see it at home because I live in the midlands so I chose this picture because it reminds me of the tranquility of sitting beside the sea on a summers evening. I also have a longing to travel when I am older and this picture reminds me of all the beauty to be seen in the world.

Once I had selected the image I cropped and sized it to fit the theme I had selected. I felt that the colours in the image needed to be enhanced to portray the beauty of the colours in the sky. I used the saturation tab to enhance the colours in the sunset making it much brighter. I then decreased opacity to make the image more tranquil and less severe.

Finally I added the text to my banner “Louisa’s Blog”. I used a distinctive font because the image was quite simple.The unique font matched the aesthetic of the picture because it had a calming and tropical quality.

Privacy online

FACEBOOK

I checked my privacy settings on facebook and over all I feel my page is very secure. People can only access my personal details such as photos and info after they have sent me a friend request and I have approved it. I can also only receive messages from friends that I have accepted and want to talk to. The only downside I feel there is to facebook is that it is easy for people to make fake pages so you constantly have to ask yourself, do you really know who your talking to?

SNAPCHAT

I find it easy to manage my privacy settings on snapchat. I can choose who can view my story and who can send me snaps.I also like that it tells you who has screenshotted your pictures so you can keep an eye on who your real friends are…A downside to the privacy on snapchat is I find it quite difficult to block people or unfriend them if I don’t want to talk to them anymore.

INSTAGRAM

I have always had my instagram account on private so that people can only follow me once I have accepted there request. This ensures that no strangers can see my personal photos and I can manage who sees my posts.

 

I really enjoyed this blog because i love seasonal makeup and learned lots of

new tips from this blog

screenshot_2016-09-17-13-13-12-01 Gold Autumnal Makeup — allthingslacquer

 

 

 

 

 

 

I enjoyed this blog because i found it very inspiring and love blogs that motivate me to be healthier

10 Reasons to Workout Today — Jessica Heidi

This is one of my favourite blogs because i have a longing to travel and love the description in this blog when she speaks about the places that she has visited.

A traveller not travelling (much) — aimlessly ali