Is it too late to make a New Year's resolution? No? Good, cause I've got a good one here.
I hereby resolve to be more active on YouTube.
And this doesn't mean I'm going to start pumping out video after video and vlog after vlog. I've been there, done that, and don't care for it too much. I don't think you care for it either. But what I do need to do is be more attentive and, thanks to a reminder of a precedent set by one of my favorite youtubers (of which this post is named after) it finally dawned on me what I needed to commit to.
Now, I fully understand if most of you probably already do this. And if you don't, please consider this an invitation to join me in my endeavors.
Novanine, when he was on YouTube regularly (and NOT moonlighting as a dinosaur fetishist) was incredibly active and constantly engaging in conversations in the comments of videos. This is where the Novanine Postulate is born from:
I want to have a more active presence on youtube, and you need as much activity in your comments as possible. Therefore, my goal is to respond and engage in as many conversations as I can, whenever I have the time to. Hopefully, some of you might have already noticed this.
Again, there is nothing earth-shatteringly brilliant about this idea and I believe that many of you already do it. For me, I tend to be on-again off-again in my consistency with this and since this a new year, it's a good time to rededicate myself to the cause.
Here's a (working) list of the 'tubers I'm focusing my attention on. It's in no particular order and if I'm missing someone, let me know:
Watch more SEXKITTENS: http://youtube.com/krumbine When Krumbine turns to his sister for help with the co-host spot, he runs into someone unexpected.
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When Beanie Boy--a youtube vlogger that no one has ever heard of before--begins talking to puppets, well, it's pretty much business as usual.
I realized something today. I'm 24. Almost 25. And I'm sick and tired of waiting for someone else to fix a problem. I'm sick and tired of expecting someone else to resolve the issues. I'm sick and tired of having the ideas and solutions in my head and not doing anything with them.
I'm almost 25. What the fuck do I have to lose? What do I have to fear?
I've come to change the world. Pending that, I'll change myself.
Watch more SEXKITTENS!
Here's the final segment of chapter 2. Hope you enjoy it!
In other news,I had to write two additional episodes of SEXKITTENS and we shot them this past weekend. For the most part, they came out exceptionally well and my only real complaints remain on the technical side of the production (audio is still lacking, even with the new mic and the lighting was just shy of heinous). Also, while there aren't too many details to share just yet, I am excited about a new project/internet show we currently are working on developing called "Misery Loves Company". Expect to see many of the faces you've seen in Sexkittens!
As per usual, I don't have a whole lot to say right now. I'm currently blissfully buzzed thanks to my current drink of choice (rum and coke--thanks, Luis, for turning me on to these) and I'm about as caught up as possible with this website junk. If you haven't noticed my Toys@Work post yet, you'll see that I need to work on some fresh material ... and I will, soon. Although, I'm not really sure if Toys@Work is even worth it yet. If anything, it's the perfect example of producing something for the sole sake of my own personal interests. I enjoy the photo series and that's good enough to keep snapping the pics.
And speaking of motivation, I recently saw that Apocablog friend TheRagingBeaverCo hung up his videocam, citing personal reasons (having not made partner nor getting featured) and technical (his Pentium 4 computer was incapable of processing HD footage). Now, I should probably be doing him the courtesy of replying to his youtube private message, but fuck it. I'm buzzed and youtube email sucks.
1) If you're making videos for the sole reason of making partner and/or getting featured, then fuck you. There's way more inventive and creative people on the internet with greater respect for their art for me to pay attention to. If, on the other hand, you simply want to say "fuck youtube" and the stupid fucking impossible-to-win game they've invented, then I applaud you. IF, of course, you intend to still fulfill your creative destiny by continuing to produce content either elsewhere in your life or on the internet.
2) An individual's creativity should never be held back by their technical limits. If you don't have a computer capable of handling high-definition footage, DON'T SHOOT IN HD!!!! I don't watch HD on youtube and I would suspect that few bother with the feature. Furthermore, story is story whether it is HD, SD, or thumbnail. You make it work. And if you absolutely MUST shoot in HD, then pony up the cash for the proper editing hardware. Don't have the cash? Beg, borrow, or steal your way through it.
No excuses. If you can't hack it with a webcam and cheap PC, then you probably shouldn't be thinking of yourself as a creative person to begin with.
I've said enough to get me in trouble. 2.4 is after the break.
Sexkittens is a show about a show about sex. Watch it on Wednesdays on Krumbine's channel and right here on horbawrong.com.
The anguished musings of a jack-of-all trades creative professional based out of Sanford, Florida. Find out more about him here. You know, if that's your 'thing'.
Most of my production music is original but if I need something extra-special, I usually get it from AudioNautix.com: