Friday 4 April 2014

Let's Talk: GIFs

Hey guys!

I haven't done a "Let's Talk" post it a long, long time, and I miss them a lil' bit so I'll try and bring out some more! I think the next few will be about trailers of film adaptations of books. Just some nice rambles and discussions for you all to join in. 

So, today I thought I'd kick it off with a light and fun topic of one of my favourite things and, as the title of this post suggests, it is GIFs! For those the do not know the term, a GIF is a little moving image, a great example is the one above. 

GIFs can express my feels so well. Especially in a review! I use them quite a lot in reviews and I'm not quite sure whether you guys like the use of them, but I've had no complaints so I'm guessing that you're not too bothered. But to me, they make the post a little more interesting and easy on the eyes. Also, I don't like using a GIF unless it is funny or completely ridiculous... I mean, who wants a boring GIF?

If you don't like the GIFs then I apologise from deepest depths of my heart, but I can't think of parting with them. Here are some examples of where I've used them in reviews:

"This is the end, guys. We have to say our goodbyes to this wonderful, amazing, incredible, exquisite, beautiful and unique series. I know some of you can feel your heart breaking as you realise that we will have no more dangerous adventures with Kaylee Cavanaugh and her crazy friends. And Tod... Oh God! NO MORE TOD HUDSON!"
"Beware, my fellow readers! This real Wonderland is much darker and more terrifying that Lewis Carroll's version! A. G. Howard whisks you away to a magical land full of danger and plot twists. Be prepared to fall into the mind of Alice Liddell's descendant, Alyssa, while she takes on an unimaginable quest with dangerous and daring tasks to complete."
(Spintered Review)
Some may argue that it makes a review look less professional, but I'm not too bothered. I'm easily amused and these GIFs make me laugh so hard sometimes. 

So, my question for you guys is: Do you like GIFs in reviews, or posts in general? Would you prefer if they weren't in my future reviews? Leave your response in the comments and don't be afraid to be honest! 

Thank you for taking the time to read my post. I am eternally grateful.

Have a good week,
Sam :)


  1. I APPROVE OF THIS POST. *gif explosion*

    1. Hahahah! Glad to hear, my fellow GIF lover ^_^