My best friend makes videos on YouTube, this is his latest, and I thought I should share it, because it’s fucking amazing. Please, if you have a YouTube account, subscribe to him, he’s genuinely talented, and is guaranteed to cause amusement/speculation <3
This is the video; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlWOM8RJOrI&feature=channel_video_title
this made my day.
This is the guys tumblr :p http://threads-of-mischief.tumblr.com/ _
Aren’t my friends awesome? Hahhaaha <3
Check it ouuutttt :D
Everyone should watch this. This girl is actually amazing!
We seem closer than ever, but I literally feel like we’re falling apart. We’re having fun, and lots of it, but we don’t talk anymore. I honestly can’t remember the last proper conversation we had, one that wasn’t about YouTube, or Tumblr, but about what’s actually going on with us, how we’re feeling.
I’m loosing you again, and I’d do absolutely anything to change that.
This is for college. ‘MEDIA AND THE INTERWEBBBSSS’ (well, its not exactly called that, but you get the idea) . The webcam quality is hilarious, (I change colour about a million times…) and anytime theres a vague high note, the speaker cracks. **yay**
But yeah! I quite like singing, I sang in a choir for years, we met the Dali Llama, sang for him. We sang for the Mayor of Liverpool a few times, won a few competitions. But, er, yeah. On my own I sound like a cat drowning (a very british cat though)
Appreciate it if you could comment, even a ‘akjbdwlafibhoue’ it would prove to my tutor that i’ve actually braved uploading it hahaha.
Favourite Frazninja video of all time. So relaxing <3
#TFIOSlive in manchester!! (FULL SHOW!!)
Come one, come all, marvel at the vlogbrothers performing in the literal heart of jesus. with a very special, special guest.
This is amazing.
Feminism! Definitely the hot topic on Becoming YouTube this week, which evidently has sparked a huge debate. I personally, really enjoyed the episode, I found myself nodding along to a lot of what was said, agreeing on the pressures that seem to be put on girls by their audiences.
A point that wasn’t raised, and I feel like it maybe should have been, was that of existing ’internet famous YouTubers’ attitude towards female video creators. Due to the crazed fandoms surrounding these internet stars, they have every right to be wary of their audience. I mean, if Beyonce was to get an email from an up and coming singer, asking if she’d record a track with her, she would most probably, well, ignore it.
But I feel this would be the same of most (not all) male YouTubers. If Danisnotonfire was to get an email from a girl, who’s just started making sassy sketches and is starting to do okay for herself, and maybe had a great idea for a new video that she thinks Dan would be perfect for, would Dan respond positively to that email? Would he respond at all? I know he’s a busy guy, with a lot going on, but the question remains. Would he be more likely to collaborate with an up and coming male YouTuber than a female one? Sadly, I think so. But I don’t think this is because he’s ‘anti feminist’, god no! I think it’s down to him, and other male creators, witnessing Fandoms, and being mobbed at gatherings. I fear, that once you reach a certain level of internet stardom, you’re going to become more wary of who wants to work with you, just like a ‘real’ celebrity. Because the more people know of you, the more people want to know about you, which can be incredibly dangerous, and although I’ve seen boys ‘fangirl’ about YouTubers, I think that there’s an extremely negative connotation surrounding females who want to start creating videos. I’ve first hand heard comments such as, ‘Oh she only wants to create videos so she can meet Alex Day.’ Nu uh. No. That is not true of me, but it may be true of other people, and sadly, it seems far less creepy if that was a guys reasoning behind wanting to make it big on YouTube.
Two of my favourite YouTubers are women. They are, Emma Blackerry, and Carrie Fletcher. Both of these are totally different individuals, but with one strong thing connecting them, they’re both extremely talented. (not what you thought i was going to say, huh?)
I personally like Carrie Fletcher when she is doing her own videos, music, book reviews, own little sketch ideas, rather than vlogs with other male YouTube creators, and (don’t hate me) I feel this way, because I sometimes think that Carries attitude can sometimes come across in a very negative way for girls who may want to start creating videos.
Hold on, don’t go hating yet. Let me explain.
Carrie is unbelievably talented in multiple aspects, she’s smart, interesting, funny, and can sing better than Adele. But that’s what I want to see from her! Not the whole question surrounding who she’s dating.
Being one of the few woman on YouTube, she will have a lot of girl followers, who I fear may start to think, that if they want to make videos, that they’ll have to be very pally with male YouTubers (and no. I do not mean pally as in ‘sleep with them all. Chill out.) but, you know, confident enough as to have rumours flying about as to who they’re dating, or who they fancy, or whatever. I can’t stress this point enough, I like Carrie, and her content, I think she is a wonderful person who has done a lot for the confidence in young girls, but I fear her attitude surround male YouTubers can be seen as pretty stereotypical to that of a ‘fangirl’, which I don’t think will help encourage any female to actually start making videos.
Emma Blackerry I only heard of about 4 months ago, and I have loved everything she’s done ever since. She’s confident, without being a total dickhead, and she can make fun of herself in the way a male YouTuber does, only *shock, horror* she’s a female! Who’s doing very well, so nice one, Emma!
Last, but not least. The scorn that Becoming YouTube seemed to put upon women and their content having to be ‘good.’ ‘Fuck you,’ is all I can say to that, much like ‘Lexcanroar’ did on twitter last night. You’re version of ‘good’ and someone else’s version of the word, are going to be completely different. I fear like the last few minutes of the video, pretty much backtracked the message from the other 20 minutes or so.
I took the message to be something along the lines of, ‘Yes. Females! Create YouTube videos! But don’t do stereotypical makeup tutorials, or how to dress vlogs! That’s soooo expected. Do something else!’
Well, tell you what. We’ll get females to stop doing ‘stereotypical makeup tutorials’ when Males stop doing ‘stereotypical stupid things’ like eating shit loads of cinnamon, or doing a video that involves the use of zombies and guns. Females have the right create what they want and be recongised for it, just like Men do.
Okay…think I’m done. Sorry it’s so long winded…