“So I sent an email to 7 of my friends, including Sarah, and I said, 'Does anyone want to go see 'Lost in Translation' tonight?' and then I sent an email immediately afterwards to the 6 of my friends who weren't Sarah, and I said, 'NOT YOU.'”—John Green, on how he asked out his wife for the first time.
“Do not equate being single with being alone. I was thinking about this recently because of the phrase ‘just friends’ and ‘more than friends.’ That phrase implies that like, being ‘just friends’ with someone is somehow less than being in a romantic relationship with them - that like, friendship is a continuum that ends with sex. Which is an extremely weird thing to think and say, but it’s so built into our language that we don’t even think about how incredibly strange it is.”—John Green, The Miracle of Swindon Town #208 (submitted by thatsnothowyoubook)
Will hankgames be affected by Nintendo's recent announcement claiming ad revenue generated by fanvids on youtube?
Probably, but I’m going to level with you:
Hankgames is not a significant source of revenue for the vlogbrothers. I wish it was, believe me. I want the Swindon Town Swoodilypoopers to be a wildly lucrative enterprise, and perhaps some day they will be. But for now….yeah. No. So we’ll probably keep playing whatever games we want to and uploading them to YouTube.
Nonetheless, Nintendo’s announcement (and YouTube’s acquiescence) is a disaster. It hurts Nintendo, and it hurts the independent creators who through their Let’s Play videos create a unique and valuable experience of a game. The idea that the Swindon Town Swoodilypoopers belong to EA Sports is just ridiculous. It’s my game, played my way, for your benefit. EA is lucky to have the free advertising (and unlike Nintendo, they seem to recognize the value).
Off-topic, but my dearest dream is for the Swindon Town Swoodilypoopers to become so financially successful that they fund the purchase of the ACTUAL SWINDON TOWN FOOTBALL CLUB. This is about 10 million dollars away from happening. But someday, friends. Some bright day…
A Study in Hank: Super Mario Bros. Wii Deaths
For the past four days, I have been rewatching all 80 episodes of Super Mario Bros. Wii on HankGames to collect data specifically concerning the number of times Hank died throughout the Hank and Katherine playthrough & the Hank and Katherine and Michael and Charlie playthrough. Here are my results.
In the Hank and Katherine playthough, Hank…
- Died zero times in Episodes 1, 3, 21, 32, and 42
- He died the most in Episodes 49 and 50 with 16 lives lost in each episode
- In total, Hank died 266 times
- To have reached this number, Hank needed to lose about 5 lives per episode (there being 52 episodes)
In the Hank and Katherine and Michael and Charlie playthrough, Hank…
- Died zero times in Episode 1
- He died the most in Episode 9 with 13 lives lost
- In total, Hank died 170 times
- This turns out to be about 6 lives per episode (there being 28 episodes)
And finally, all toghther, Hank…
- Died 436 times!
- He lost about 5 and a half lives per episode
Well this has been fun! If more videos are uploaded, I’ll be sure to update this. Also, if there are any mistakes please tell me so I can fix them!