August 10, 2015

my confessions: dubsmash addict

I'd like to think that we've become friends here on Change the Word during the past five plus years. And because we're friends, I'd like to confide one of my deepest darkest secrets. Here it goes...

My name is Laura, and I am addicted to Dubsmash.

For those of you who don't know, Dubsmash is a video messaging application that allows users, like moi, to use anywhere from two to ten seconds of audio (from songs, TV shows, and movies) and record a video lip synching it. The finished project turns out something like this...

Naturally a chance to be all kinds of dramatic, then force my friends into watching the results, holds a lot of appeal for me. I'm sure it doesn't come as a surprise to those of you who read Hard Hats and Doormats. Lexi Burke got her mad karaoke skills from someone (like her book mama). But appealing doesn't even begin to describe the sheer joy and excitement--which ultimately led to obsession--once I downloaded this app. The night one of my good friends and her husband introduced me to it, we exchanged videos back and forth for hours.

Nothing is sacred. Any and everything is a potential future Dubsmash. In the days that followed, it was rare for her and a few others to go a whole day without being forced to watch a couple of video responses. It actually reached a point that my sister told me I had to stop sending them, because she wasn't going to watch them any more. Everyone's a critic, or haters are gonna hate, I guess.

I liked to think I was offering inspiration or a few laughs, but I guess not.

My filming and distributing has grown less frequent in the past month, but Dubsmash is still there for me when I most need to procrastinate actual work or just can't express myself through my own words. Bless its little heart.

Maybe the real confession here is that I have a serious case of vanity. Bless MY little heart.

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