(12:27 am. whatever. I was too preoccupied with watching olympic swimming)
I love YouTube and I enjoy watching YouTubers on the daily, I really do. However, lately I’ve stopped clicking on videos made by some big name YouTubers because they’ve stopped putting effort into their content. No one needs four videos in a row of (insert name here) trying candy from different countries.
It’s perfectly acceptable and needed (because YouTubers have to make money somehow) to make a sponsored video once in a while, but when a YouTuber abuses that power, and makes many in a row, it’s akin to taking advantage of their fan support.
The same with makeup/clothing hauls, they’re fun to watch, but these kind of videos are not quality content. They show that you’ll make whatever video just for the money and the views.
This is mostly why I enjoy watching YouTubers with under 4,000,000 subscribers, because I know that they’re not too famous that they will stop putting in the effort.
For some YouTubers, August is a month when VEDA happens. VEDA stands for “Video Every Day in August”. However, since I do not have enough time every day to film and edit and upload a video to the interwebs, I decided to do BEDA, which stands for “Blog Every Day in August”. I will also insert some PEDA “Poem Every Day in August” entries here and there.
I think it will be a productive thing to do, writing thirty blog entries in the span of thirty days. Also, when I look back on this in the future, I will read about what I did and felt and experienced when I was nineteen.
So, I suggest you all, whoever may be reading this blog post, to start your own BEDA, or PEDA or VEDA. You’ll thank yourself in the future.
I know this topic has long died down in the YouTube community, and people aren’t really talking about it anymore, but last night, I clicked on a few videos on this topic that people made. One of them was Evan Edinger’s heartbreaking video where he talked about Alex Days, Sam Pepper and Jason (veeoneeye). I don’t know the feeling of betrayal (small betrayals, yes, I do know the feeling, but nothing as big as Evan’s), and I hope I never will know that feeling, but watching Evan talk about people he formerly looked up to, just made me feel so sad.
While watching Dodie Clark’s (doddleoddle) video, I was reading through the comments. I came across two people in the comments saying things that were SO UTTERLY WRONG. it’s scary how twisted their outlook on sexual abuse is. I really hope their outlook on life isn’t this bad.
We’re living in the 21st century, and people (such as the people in the comments) still think that a guy and a girl cannot sleep in the same bed, without sexual things happening. Hell, people still don’t think a guy and a girl can be good friends / best friends without a relationship or sexual tension forming.
The two people in the comments are able to excuse sexual harassment due to a girl and a guy sleeping in the same bed. It’s okay for a guy to touch a girl inappropriately, because they’re sleeping in the same bed. The guy is bound to have feelings of sexual tension, so if he touches a girl without CONSENT, it’s totally okay.
Many people in the world, no, not just feminists, but everyone, knows and enforces that A PERSON CAN ONLY CONSENT TO DOING ANYTHING WITH YOU IF SHE USES HER WORDS AND SAYS “YES”
GODAMMIT, how do people still not get that?
A girl lying extremely still and not moving away when a guy touches her does not mean YES at all!!!! She’s scared to move, because she fears that if she moves, something even worse might occur.
Getting a girl intoxicated does not mean YES either, because her mind has been clouded by alcohol! She CANNOT give consent anymore! If you have sex with her, even if she says yes, is rape, because her intoxicated mind is not the same as her sober mind, her saying yes could have her waking up in the morning, and a) not remembering a thing or b) regretting it immensely.
In 2014, I told myself that I would write more songs (well, more like lyrics, I suck at melodies) and cover more songs.
Both, I failed to achieve.
2014 was a year in which I wrote better and more emotionally impacting lyrics than ever, but I just didn’t write many.
I also made a YouTube channel (do check it out) and I swore to myself that I would film and record covers as well as originals.
I uploaded one. ONE. ONE COVER. which by the way was Yellow by Coldplay.
On the band channel I formed with Karen, we recorded and filmed one cover. ONE COVER. *sigh*. It was Try by Colbie Caillat
I feel so disappointed in myself. Which is why in 2015, my New Years resolution is to write more music next year as well as record more music. Both covers and originals. (Haha to prepare for this I changed my guitar strings to Gibson strings. So I can say I own something Gibson. I needed to change them anyways.)
We finally formed that band that we have been talking about forming. And We actually did something productive and made a cover! We’ll put the links below. It feels good that we did this, because we’ve been talking about doing this for a long time now. We created this duo/band a month and half ago, and because of school, we couldn’t find the time to record a cover.
Buuuuuut, we finally took out some time and recorded a cover of Try by Colbie Caillat. It took us a few tries to make it decent (with me (Eva) threatening to slap Karen if she messed up one more time, joking of course), and we’re really proud of the end result.
The cover isn’t perfect, we are off key a few times, and I hit the guitar with my pick a couple times, but that’s what we like about acoustic covers, that there’s no reverb, or autotune. If we’re going to record acoustically, we will keep the vocals raw. The video, obviously, will be edited.
We will be recording/filming more covers soon, and we will also be writing our own songs to put on your YouTube channel. So stay tuned!