Monday, November 5, 2012

Just a...

It was pointed out to me that I hadn't blogged in a while. It's not that I don't have much to say, I've just kinda sorta kept it to myself. Furthermore, the constant talking about my weight and workouts got boring to me, and I think it was boring to those select few as well. But, in order to tie off those open ended situations I put in my blog.
-I reached 245 and shaved my beard. It is very VERY nice having a chin. I haven't had a chin in, well, probably 6-8 years. I grow my facial hair to a very nice 5 o'clock shadow before shaving now, and I will continue to do so for a long time, or until I get sick of it.

-I ordered and wore a Captain America costume for Halloween, I was very proud of it and my friend Kristi and I attended two different parties and were complimented at both. The jacket is amazing.

-I really feel like I've been changing to someone who people can look up to. And that makes me feel good.

Now, I watch a lot of YouTube videos (Second most popular search engine now, only second to it's owner Google) and they usually branch out one of two ways: funny or inspirational. I like to laugh and I like to admire and want.

More recently, I have been watching different [insert]con videos from panels that people post online. Here are a few things that I came to know.

-People are generally good people
-Ideas are cheap
-I should only work at what makes me happy, not what makes me money.
-I need to work hard
-I need to work harder than others.

All are very relevant to my next little session.

I watched one with the Geek and Sundry casters Felicia Day and Wil Wheaton, if you don't know who they are yet, well, you should. Anyway, they had a really good panel, and talked about their Youtube posts and they asked everyone in their audience to be creative. Felicia made a point to make SOMETHING and post it for people to see, and see what comes of it. More than one person has had their 5 minutes of fame on Youtube. And, thinking about it right this moment, with Youtube you get your 5 minutes of fame played in 8 million different homes. even if you had 10% of people follow you enough to watch your second video, that is 800,000 people (That's a LOT of people). Anyway, that last part slightly irrelevant. Wil Wheaton made a point saying that it isn't about Youtubers battling for more views, that's not how it works. It is Youtubers battling it out against other media (He said, "The Man"). Because this particular creativity outlet doesn't need an approval board. It is strictly chosen by views and votes. It should be a place where Youtube shares the space, rather than fight over it. It should be a place where one Youtuber doesn't bash another... Now, the last bit of this particular video Wil and Felicia were asked, what their favorite Youtube video they follow and watch. It was very quickly decided that they watch and love "My Drunk Kitchen". (If you haven't seen that, you should check it out, it is pretty hilarious.)
Now, this particular event was in July of 2012. Fast forward to this past Halloween. I don't know who's idea it was, but My Drunk Kitchen featured Hannah Hart (MyHarto) who does My Drunk Kitchen, and Felicia Day. They just got together and made a My Drunk Kitchen video. This is particularly special, because you have to imagine that it made both of their days. And besides the flying out to location, I wouldn't think their was any real payment back and forth, just something that they thought would be fun and enjoy meeting each other.
I also found another popular Youtube person named Jenna Marbles who did a My Drunk Kitchen tribute. Through the show she repeatedly told her viewers to watch My Drunk Kitchen and told Hannah that she enjoys viewing her. How awesome is that??

During the "Come up with something creative" request by Felicia Day, I came up with "A Literature Circle." A webcast bookclub It is still in a Alpha stage, but it is something I am going to work seriously hard on. And even though I may lose sleep over it, and lose a bit of money, it is a creative idea I want to pursue. There are other "Circles" that will be created and posted and whatnot, but this is the first I am going to do. Hopefully, something will come of it. Furthermore, I am going to take the "tribute" section to a whole new level. After getting situated with a few "Circles" I have in mind. I think I am going to start reaching out to all the different Youtubers out there to join my cast sometime. I think it would be AMAZING to have the guy from =3 or Jack and Geoff from Achievement Hunter come on and talk about their favorite books, or play a boardgame, or SOMETHING and just have a good time.

That's the plan anyway. Hopefully someday you'll see me up there with the great Youtubers!

It isn't ~Just a thought.

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