Another random little video - this time a one handed flower with the 6ft staff. I enjoyed performing this one as that move is one of my favourites~
It was another one handed video because I managed to stupidly hurt my left hand by not being careful, so also hence the delay in any new XIV videos. Sorry! All healed soon!
And because people seemed to like the last outtake, here’s a version in which I very almost hit myself somewhere you really don’t want to be hitting yourself: https://gfycat.com/DirectCoarseElk
Aaaand because my dog is an absolute delight who lives to be in front of the camera, here’s another take in which I’m distracted by the beautiful sight of her licking her arse. Aren’t dogs great? https://gfycat.com/BackMiserableGalago
I look at the young people and I feel like, I was born in 1990 and I was sort of raised in America when it was a cult of self-expression, and I was just taught, you know, “express myself, I have things to say and everyone will care about them.” And I think everyone was taught that and most of us found out no one gives a shit what we think. So we flock to performers by the thousands because we’re the few who have found an audience and then I’m supposed to get up here and say “follow your dreams” as if this is a meritocracy. It is not. Okay? I had a privileged life, and I got lucky, and I’m unhappy. They say it’s like the “me” generation, it’s not. The arrogance is taught, or it was cultivated, it’s self-conscious, that’s what it is. It’s conscious of self. Social media, it’s just the market’s answer to a generation that demanded to perform, so the market said, “Here, perform everything, to each other, all the time, for no reason.” It’s prison, it’s horrific, it is performer and audience melded together. What do we want more than to lie in our bed at the end of the day and just watch our life as a satisfied audience member? I know very little about anything, but what I do know is that if you can live your life without an audience, you should do it.