Swan Luv: Another Interesting Idea Wasted

Swan Luv started out as a loan type of company. It’s initial promise was to select applicants to receive a loan of up to $10,000 with the gamble that the two wouldn’t get divorced. Sounds kind of ingenious, doesn’t it?

The launch was set for Sunday, February 14th, but instead the site “crashed” and when it was started back up, it was with a new type of platform.

Instead of having couples sign up to possibly receive a loan, Swan Luv turned their site into a crowdfunding one.

To say people are angry is an understatement.

Swan Luv claims they sent out surveys asking customers what kind of platform they’d prefer, and everyone claims to have never received such a survey, let alone any email. Swan Luv blames “regulations/restrictions” and “billions of dollars of demand” on why they switched their whole platform.

As many people on Swan Luv’s Facebook page stated, if a couple wanted to ask for hand outs from family and friends then they’d just rather use GoFundMe.

All in all, Swan Luv seems to be just a hyped up crowdfunding site. If you’d like to look into other crowdfunding sites to use instead of Swan Luv, two very good ones are Fundrazr and GoFundMe. If anyone has any better sites then please leave a comment and I’ll add them to this page.

 

“Movies-I’ve-Never-Seen” Review: At Any Price

To start this off, I’m going to tell you what this is. I’ve decided that at least once a week, if I’m not too busy, I will watch a movie I have not seen and review it. There are movies, however, that I might throw in that I have already seen but feel should be reviewed. The age of the movies just depends, really. If you have any suggestions of movies to review, leave me a comment! I usually watch a lot of movies I haven’t seen through Crackle, and I honestly love it, because they have a good selection.

This week’s movie is: At Any Price, starring Dennis Quaid & Zac Efron as two of the main characters.

When I first started to watch this movie I thought, “Oh this must be all about farming.” and I wasn’t too excited. If I looked out my window, I’d be able to see 3-4 farms because I live in Indiana and literally all my neighbors are farmers.

Anyway, as I got into this movie, I noticed Zac Efron’s character, Dean Whipple, was kind of an aggressive baby. Now, I’m not saying he’s not a bit likable, but honestly if he were my friend I’d probably smack the tar out of him. His character DEFINITELY has anger issues. I won’t go into much detail for anyone who has never seen this movie, but I feel like the little punk should have owned up for his part in the whole ordeal surrounding the end of the movie.

As for Dennis Quaid’s character, Henry Whipple, I found him to be a tad rude. What man attends a funeral (this happens in the beginning, so that’s really not a spoiler) and then asks to buy land from the grieving family?! Where I’m from that is just a slap in the face, though honestly I think that’d be rude no matter where ya’ll are from. His character seems to go out of his way to make it seem like his whole life is better than anyone else’s, and I believe the fact that he was a bit heartless to an old family friend in need was really cruel.

This movie really made me see the scary, real human emotions some people hide. It makes you question your morals and where they would lie in such a situation. In the situation the Whipple’s face in this movie, I’d have been one of the people to pick up the phone and set things right. It was a pretty good movie, though the ending was not something I would have preferred, but what is a good movie without an unexpected ending?

Out of the “Would-I-Watch-Again” scale, I’d rate this a 6/10. It made me gape in shock, and then shake my head at the awful decisions of some of the characters. I’d probably watch this again, for sure, and force my fiance to experience it as well.

 

Trend Review: Time Really Does Repeat Itself!

When I was a teenager between 2005-2011, my father was always telling me, “You kids and your styles are starting to look just like they did when I was your age.”

My father was a teen around the 80’s and he clearly remembers some of the styles that were popular then. I brushed this off as him just getting old, but now that I am 23 I have noticed what my father was saying.

First, let’s talk about the “open-shoulder” dresses.

blackdress These dresses were once really popular, and the person you could count on to wear such a design was none other than Kelly Bundy off of Married With Children.

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I have noticed throughout re-watching the show on Crackle that a lot of Kelly’s style from the late 80’s to the late 90’s has been brought back with today’s teenagers.

Kelly was notorious for wearing crop tops, skin tight skirts & dresses, and jeans.kellybundy2 kellybundy3

Those are the kinds of outfits that are becoming increasingly popular today. I can not tell you how many times I’ve seen teens and young adults wearing crop tops or tight bodycon dresses. Not that I’m knocking it because, hey, I love me some trendy styles, too.

I think the thing I have always loved about Kelly Bundy’s take on the clothes is that it’s always girly and a bit edgy. One episode or two she wore a pair of boots that I wished I could grab through the screen and take with me.

So, does history really repeat itself? Yes, it does. At least in some areas it does, like fashion trends. Now I’m waiting to see 80’s hair come back in full swing. That would be kind of hilarious.