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What Is ‘Randonauting’ And Why Is It Turning TikTok Into An IRL Horror Film?

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The ‘world’s first quantamly generated Choose Your Own Adventure reality game’, Randonautica launched just before isolation, and as restrictions began to lift, TikTok users have documented their experiences of ‘randonauting’ on the app. Hear all the details below:

The app takes the concept of Choose Your Own Adventure and brings it into real life by giving the user a set of random coordinates near their current location, whilst ‘setting an intention’ for what you hope to see. In a twisted turn of events, one user from Seattle uncovered what would be deemed a gruesome homicide scene.

A group of friends followed the Randonautica app to a beach in Seattle to find a suitcase that had been washed ashore.

The TikTok users found the suitcase and joked that there might be money in there, but when they opened it, the smell was overwhelming. They called the police immediately, and documented their entire randonauting experience – which local police say was extremely helpful.

Seattle Police Detective, Mark Jamieson told Oxygen.com, “We’ve interviewed them and we’re actually glad that the video is out because it helps corroborate some of the information.”

There was some speculation that the discovery may have been staged. Initially, the Seattle Police Department believed the call from the teenagers to be ‘low priority’, so it was another hour and a half before officers appeared on the scene to discover something very serious.

According to reports, the two bodies have since been identified. Authorities believe that the couple had died at least ten days prior to being found on the beach in Seattle.

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Fans Reckon Britney Spears' Yellow Top Is Actually A Cry For Help

Got lost in the game.

If you claim that Britney Spears isn’t front of mind, at least 80% of your day, you’d be lying to yourself. Between her iconic fashion shows and Minion memes, you’d have to be somewhat across her kinda odd behaviour on IG.

Throwback to when Britney Spears claimed that she was faster than Usain Bolt and accidentally sharing communist propaganda. Hear about that on this episode of It’s Been A Big Day For…

You may have also seen #FREEBRITNEY in the comments section of almost every single one of her posts, and The Yellow Top Theory is another instalment in this unfortunate, and pretty intense conspiracy.

#FREEBRITNEY is the movement started by Britney’s fans who believe that she is being held against her will and manipulated on the grounds of her conservatorship – meaning she has no control over her own life and what she puts out on the internet. Britney currently has no legal control over her financial affairs or her estate – those rights belong to her father.

Britney Spears has joined TikTok and has been posting her iconic, bizarre content on there and racking up millions of views. On her second to most recent post, a fan commented, “if you need help, wear yellow in your next video.”

Surprise! In her most recent post, Britney is wearing yellow AND even gave her ‘favourite yellow top’ a shoutout in the caption.

Until we get some answers, and we can be guaranteed that Britney Spears is safe and okay, I don’t see anyone doing anything less than continuing to analyse the hell out of her content.

TikTok has been known to ‘save lives’ before, so hopefully something good can come from this.

We don’t really know what to make of this, but it could definitely be more than a coincidence. Fans won’t let up on this, and it’s really very nice to see that Britney has people looking out for her.

5 Reboots That Are Actually Worth Your Time

And might just rival the originals.

Reboots are always tricky territory, especially for the people making them – trying to make their own mark on the story, while also keeping the integrity of the OG film alive – there’s a lot that can go wrong.

Every now and then, there’s a reboot that defies the odds, and proves to be worthy of our precious time (as if I haven’t just been watching Hype House tour vlogs all weekend… who am I kidding?)

I’ve gone ahead and curated some reboots that definitely give the originals a run for their money.

Valley Girl (2020) – Stan

The original Valley Girl stars a very young and hunky Nicolas Cage. You’ll come for the story and stay for the surprisingly beautiful family connection with Alicia Silverstone playing a mother.

Josh Whitehouse, best known for playing opposite Vanessa Hudgens in one of her MANY Christmas films, actually has a lead role in the iconic reboot. Josh joined us on our podcast, It’s Been A Big Day For to talk about the art of reboots and why polyester should be banned from all film sets.

The Baby-Sitters Club (2020) – Netflix

Alicia Silverstone has been bloody BUSY because she’s in this too! She also plays a mum, and it is just SO sweet.

The reboot follows five young girls who start a baby-sitting business, with a modern twist. Definitely add this to your list of reboots worth giving a shot.

Freaky Friday (2003) – Disney+

There’s another Freaky Friday reboot from 2019 but we pretend that never happened – THIS is the reboot worth your time. Jamie Lee Curtis and Lindsay Lohan were absolutely iconic in this and you need to watch, or re-watch, if you somehow missed out on this piece of history.

It is a very touching story about a mother and daughter who magically swap bodies in order to better understand each other – what’s not to like?

The Great Gatsby (2013) – Netflix

The Great Gatsby reboot is the only one I know, and the only one that matters. For a 1920s film full of glitz, glamour, horror and tragedy, Baz Lurhmann is the only one who can do it justice.

It is shot beautifully, the entire production is enormous and, well, Leo.

Hairspray (2007) – Stan

An oldie but a goodie (does anyone still say that?) Zac Efron, Tayla Parx and Brittany Snow are all in this so you KNOW it’s good. This reboot follows the racial injustice that the world was facing in the 1960s.

This film is arguably just as relevant today as it was at the time, where the world is still fighting against the racial imbalance and mistreatment of people of colour.

This list is just a few of the reboots that deserve your time, but that shouldn’t stop you opening up to the possibility of an iconic story being retold through a modern lens.

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