#Trending This Month

Vrinda Chauhan, Asst. A&E Editor

With all the stress that comes with coming back to school, the internet is equipped with the most entertaining, amusing, and distracting features to help students procrastinate. The rise of new trends this month has definitely given me a reason to smile through my sometimes sullen school days.

Kim K Hollywood
This summer’s surprise hit app gives fans and players the opportunity to live out their Hollywood story. In the game, players must flirt and party their way to stardom, with help from Kim Kardashian herself, who pops up from time to time to keep things interesting.

The app sat on top of the Apple App Store charts for several weeks, at the #1 overall spot and #4 in top-grossing apps. It made $1.6 million its first five days on the store, according to the game’s studio Glu Mobile.

Kim Kardashian, who inspires the game, is allegedly also making money from the franchise. Kardashian allegedly receives 45 percent of the game’s net profits, which has amounted up to about $100 million so far.

Reasons my son is crying
This may sound immoral orjust plain mean, but there is something surprisingly hilarious and adorable about different babies crying over trivial things. “Reasons My Son is Crying,” a blog run by Greg Pembroke, allows users to submit photos of babies crying to be displayed on the blog, along with a caption explaining why children are lamenting so.

“I wouldn’t play the ‘Let It Go’ music video for the 10th time in a row,” reads one submitted by Joseph S., along with a picture featuring a blonde girl toddler looking quite miserable.

The blog was launched via Tumblr last year and has rapidly gained popularity since. A year later, he published a book compilation on Amazon, which was also successful.

Racebent and Genderbent Disney
The collection of images for Genderbent Disney, posted on various sites throughout the internet, illustrate popular Disney characters as the opposite gender, while Racebent Disney portrays Disney characters as different races, down to the race of princess Jasmine’s tiger, Rajah.

The designer, TT Bret, began working on it three months ago, and set out to explore social norms, and introduce more diversity in Disney’s princesses.

“I wasn’t focused on historical accuracy or content, and I didn’t have any political agenda in mind,” Bret told The Huffington Post in an email. “It was simply an exploration of race and culture from an artistic standpoint.”

Bret began posting his designs online, via websites like Tumblr and WordPress, and the designs rapidly began to gain fame. Genderment Disney was an immediate hit, and Racebent Disney followed shortly after.