Media got me to wake up at 5 am the day of my final maths exam just to watch Game of Thrones and I don’t regret it for a second!

Basically yeah, that show really had its claws in me, refusing to let me or my thoughts go for what lasted a span of years. Also, yup that was my final IB maths exam and I barely passed (Math isn’t really my cup of tea). The new episode was always available at ungodly hours where I live so I adapted and that’s that (it was season 8 episode 5 and you can guess how dissatisfied I was, it clouded my mind during that entire day). I’ve noticed there are multiple forms of media in my life that have a similar effect on me. For some, that kind of media is an escape from reality, for others it almost becomes reality for a moment. For me it’s most definitely the latter! Being invested in for example Game of Thrones, or even the Eurovision Song Contest once it’s that time of year again, is a fundamental part of who I am and want to be as a person. Despite this sounding rather pervasive, I wouldn’t have it any other way. These and many more forms of media make me feel like I’m a part of something without having to leave the comfort of my own home. They enable strong connections to people all across the world, and through other forms of media we get to communicate with each other. So in a lot of ways, even through endless distance, media has the power to unite. Take for example the whole motto of Eurovision, coming together through music. That never fails to give me goose bumps. What can I say, I’m an emotional person and media help me express myself in that way. So thanks a bunch, media! Cheers!

Me When It’s Time For Eurovision Season Again ^^

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Published by Life in Media

Website dedicated to the Media Life/Life in Media project of Mark Deuze, Professor of Media Studies, University of Amsterdam (The Netherlands).

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