So for all you students out there – finals is already or soon will be upon you. Unfortunately, we have already started ours. Like most people during finals, we only do one thing: WATCH YOUTUBE. Studying is for people who like… want to go to grad school or med school or something. We are not burdened by those concerns, and so instead we watch YouTube as we attempt to get ready for our tests and papers. Unfortunately, like everyone else, we have way too much to do.
Navigating the world of YouTube videos is a seriously emotional journey for us. There are so many happy videos out there (i.e. “Call Me Maybe) and hilarious ones (ie. Drunk History). YouTube is normally a pick-me-up for us. But during finals, we just start crying at videos. Like, sometimes not even ones that it makes sense to do so with? You know what we’re saying. One minute you’re a normal person watching a video, the next minute you’re that cray crying in the library. Below we have listed our top three videos that have been making us cry during this finals period… so if you just need to let it out, now you know where to go.
Number 1: Kelly Clarkson Winning American Idol: “A Moment Like This”
Grantland reminded us of the existence of this video yesterday, and we watched it and IT WAS A MISTAKE. Kelly is so young and so excited to be winning and everything is so emotional and we went on a really intense journey with her and WE’RE CRYING. They keep showing shots of her mom (like all of America, we love Kelly Clarkson’s mom for no apparent reason)! Also her hair has those super weird blonde highlights. We all make poor choices sometimes.
Number 2: Miranda Lambert’s “The House that Built Me”
Oh my God. This song. Just hearing it makes us cry usually, but during finals all we want to do is go home. We are so close, and Miranda keeps singing about it and making us all sad! It has all these cutesy home video looking shots of baby Miranda (unclear if they are actually hers or filmed specifically for this video). Baby Miranda (even a possible fake one) makes us weepy.
Number 3: BYU It Gets Better
Okay if you do not cry at this one you actually have no soul. LGBT students at Brigham Young University are talking about their experiences and if you know anything about BYU and Mormonism’s history with LGBT people, it makes sense that all of these people have had really difficult experiences. We LOST IT when Mark (?) started talking about his sister. They are so inspirational and genuinely so optimistic about their futures as gay Mormons and it makes us cry and then remember that actually the 40 pages of writing we still have to produce in the next week is not that big of a problem.
In sum, now you know what we’ve been up to lately… crying everywhere. It’s okay. We understand. It’s all going to be over soon. Until then, Kelly, Miranda, and the BYU LGBT students are there for all of us.
- It Gets Better: Being Gay and Mormon at Brigham Young University (saintleoinkblot.com)
- Seven Years Later: A YouTube Special (lockergnome.com)