Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Things I Am

I have to say, I was a bit nervous about posting my latest video, Twelve Things I Am, because I touch on a couple of pretty sensitive topics and I was worried about potential negative reactions. I think the candid, unabashed presentation worked out well for me, though, and I'm especially glad that there's been a lot of very good feedback and interesting discussion going on in the comments.

People seem to have this idea that labelling is inherently bad, but I think it's really the only objective way to discuss who and what you are in certain terms. We are, after all, linguistic creatures, and we have a natural ability to exchange a symbol with a concrete thing or abstract concept. The negativity and hurtfulness of labels has only to do with their social and cultural connotation; in polite discussion, a label should always be able to be used for its strictly denotative meaning. After all, a word is a tool, and as Ani DiFranco once wrote, "every tool is a weapon if you hold it right".

Anyway, I'll be doing another video tonight, in sort of the same style as this one. Stay tuned!

♥ Why

Tuesday, November 30, 2010


I just spent way too much time on that video, but I can at least be happy that it's up early! Depending on when I get the chance to record and shoot and what have you, Friday's video may come out anywhere between Thursday and Saturday. Uh, y'know, inclusive. I mean, Friday is sort of defined as the time between Thursday and Saturday, exclusive. Anyway, it will be music, and it will be totally ridiculous. Hope you enjoy Passing People on the Street, and I'll see you later this week.

♥ Why

Thursday, November 11, 2010

New Direction

So I sort of realised that vlogging is stupid, at least the way I've been approaching it, and I need to take things in a slightly different direction. What I'm doing is totally failing to take advantage of any of the real strengths of the incredibly powerful medium I've started to use. I am going to fix that. Anyway, I'm grateful for the handful of views I've gotten so far, and promise that your time will be much better spent on my future videos.

Happy Thursday!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Vlog Entry #1

Suddenly, my first vlog entry! I love how I have a nasty cut immediately after talking about how I'm going to avoid excessive jarring edits. Anyway, this was pretty fun to make, but it's basically pointless. I promise to have actual topics in the future. I'm thinking that, depending on what I can come up with, I'll do a video around once a day, or as often as I feel like it, which should be very often anyway. I also promise to avoid letting entries run on like this. Nine minutes is a little extreme for your average YouTuber, so I'll probably try to keep it to around four or five at most.

That's about it. Happy Tuesday!