2014 has been one of my best years ever. The amount of things I’ve accomplished this year has been truly awesome and something that I hope continues and spills onto next year and hopefully several years to come :D
In addition to listing some of my accomplishments, I’ll follow it up with what I would like to see accomplished in 2015, and maybe when 2015 is up, I’ll be proud to say some of these things will be achieved! :D
Subscribers: YouTube being what my life mostly revolves around, It’s always nice to see my subscriber growth over the past year. Capndesdes has gained 355,369 SUBSCRIBERS IN ONE YEAR! Thats fucking amazing :D I’m pretty close to cracking into the 1MILLION range!! DesandNate over the past year grew 158,017 to put it at 879,000 TOTAL! Finally, little Despwns grew 32,407 to get it JUST PAST 100,000!! :D All in all, an amazing year for YouTube, I hope all three channels continue to grow exponentially next year.
WTF NEWS: This year has been great to me in the fact that I have started a new show with Shane Dawson called WTF NEWS! it goes up every week on his channel, and was a big factor for the subscriber growth on my own channels as WELL as shane’s! The lone factor that Shane saw how hard I worked on my videos and saw my passion and humor to be good enough to be on his channel is absolutely an honor.
THE ALBUM: A HUGE undertaking, and a huge chunk of my life was dedicated to making MY FIRST ALBUM! Though it isn’t technically released yet in 2014, The production of it 100% took place in 2014, and I’m so damn proud of every song that was released. Even if no one buys it, I’ll still be jamming out in my car to my own music, which is a great feeling. I guess we’ll see how it does in 2015!!
THE HAIR: Although I’ve had my crazy hair for 6 years, I decided to change it up and cut it all off! Though the reaction was mixed, and even more so from my OWN reaction, I’m proud to say I had the courage to do it! I guess we’ll see how my hair progresses this year!
THE MOVE: After living in Orlando FL for 4 years, I finally got sick of the nasty weather, humidity and no seasons and decided to move to Portland Oregon with my girlfriend! It was a huge step because this would be my first time living without Nathan in over 4 years!! So far I love Portland, and am glad to call it my home.
MINECRAFT: In 2013, I had a minecraft server which was a tit load of fun. After almost an entire year of the server being down because of a hacker, I decided to get it up and running again, making it bigger and better than ever. Separate worlds, a ranks system, amazing admins, the server is definitely a giant accomplishment of mine from 2014.
STREAMING!: 2014 has been the first year I was comfortable enough to LIVE STREAM on the internet! I took to twitch, and in a few short months, made an awesome habit of streaming a couple times a week! To this day, I have over 6,000 FOLLOWERS on twitch, which is quite amazing for such a short time! Thanks to my viewers for making it possible!
TWO YEARS OF LOVE: Breaking down the belief that I would be forever alone, 2014 was the SECOND YEAR I have been with my lovely lovely girlfriend, who has constantly been an encouraging factor in my life, propelling my dreams and goals, and being next to me in times my self esteem and confidence was shaken. If words could only describe how much I love you.
CALCIFER!: MY FIRST CAT! I had never actually OWNED a cat. Being able to call an animal companion MINE. I had two dogs that my family owned, and 3 cats that my family owned, but little obese calcifer has been my first cat! She was just a tiny little baby when we first got her, but has now grown into a giant raging bitch!
ADVENTURES GALORE!: I finally left my cave and decided to go adventuring out into the world! Before we left Orlando, I went to Universal Studios and Disney for my very first time and had a fuck ton of fun. Also attended Playlist live for my 4th consecutive year and played a KICKASS show on stage! Since I’ve been in Portland, I’ve gone to several hockey games, Ikea MULTIPLE times, Archery parks, taken cool pictures dressed up as an elf lord, gone to the mall, and checked out the awesomeness of downtown Portland! :D
POSSESSIONS!: Super happy I’ve only been possessed by 3 demons this year! Just jokes. As far as POSSESSIONS goes, I’ve gotten a lot of cool new stuff. A TON of new clothes, new action figures, a WIIU, Ps4 AND Xbox One, and a ton of games for them, A new apartment, The Orcrist Sword from the Hobbit, a new couch, and a ton of other cool shit!
AND that is pretty much it for my 2014! As you can see, it was pretty crazy, Lot of amazing things. So as for my hopes for 2015, Here’s just a few:
MY GOALS: This year, I would LOVE to see the following things closer to realization.
Voice acting career
A paid editor for some of my videos
a paid designer for merch
Decent management who gives me awesome opportunities
For Sovndwave.com to get huge. (website I helped make)
NEXUS. Been long overdue for my store to open!
Along with a few hopes for the upcoming year:
Continue to grow on YouTube: I know I have it in me to be an active and formidable member of the YouTube community. I’m tired of being one of those background youtubers, that you KNOW about, but don’t watch. I want to show the world I can be a great youtuber. I’d like to focus on Capndesdes and Despwns, hopefully making my gaming channel a force to be reckoned with. DesandNate is hard to do because without Nathan, what is it, really? I’d also like to continue doing WTF NEWS, I highly enjoy it :P
Music: I have NO IDEA how my album will be received, but I really hope people love my music and I hope this album gives a ton of opportunities in the future. Doing a second album, helping Tommy with a 2-person-band, anything like that.
Appearance: Im not really sure what will happen with my hair and stuff. It’s actually strange, because with short hair, I almost don’t feel like I’m myself. It’s like there’s two combatting forces inside of me saying “look like this!” “NO! LOOK LIKE THIS” and it’s tough. I hope in the end, I make my hair a way that makes me happy. I also hope to get a few Tattoos this year! It’s been too long since my first one. GO NUTS. Though also I’ve been really great at working out lately, I really want to get hella sexy so when I’m shirtless, my girlfriend stares at me all sexually. LOL WUT.
Settings: Now that I’m here in Portland, I feel much happier. I think this next year I’ll continue to live here only MAYBE in a different apartment eventually. My fucking neighbors make it IMPOSSIBLE to film sometimes because of the creaking fucking floors, so. FINGERS CROSSED!
MINECRAFT: I would love for my Minecraft server to continue to grow like the plague. It’s a really fun server because of the amount of personalities that are on it usually, but I’d love for more people to get on so that we could receive more donations and ranks so our lovely admins can get paid for their awesome work!
Streaming: I really want to get a more consistent viewer base on Twitch. I want people to watch me because I play awesome games, with NO (lol) technical difficulties, I’m funny, and I’m not asshole ugly. Let’s hope this happens!!
Adventures: Though life is one giant adventure, I’d like to be able to travel this year. To see sights I’ve never seen. Experience things I’ve never done. Grow closer to my best friend, Explore opportunities that come my way. All in all, I just want 2015 to be a year, like this one, that I can look back and say “I have done amazing things.”
New video! Be warned, it’s a lot different than my normal videos, but it was inspired by the post I had made on tumblr a few days ago concerning my 2014 in review. Hope you guys like it all the same <3
Vidcon is slowly getting closer and just to add on to the excitement I want to bring back this. It isn’t old nor forgotten but I think everyone needs a little reminder, feel the pheels again, that whole shabang.
…No dirty thoughts about that last sentence!
Dan is so sweet! No, I’m not a dangirl nor a philgirl or whatever, I’m a phangirl but in this clip Dan is being such a sweetheart.
If you don’t want to watch the beginning, it starts at 0:32
Hey howdy hello. Today begins the first part of my Audition Chronicles series, where starting at the beginning of 2014, I vlogged all of my auditions for over a year. I wanted to do this to give you guys an idea of what an actor’s daily life is like in terms of prepping for auditions, and the roller coaster of emotions one goes through when one books (or doesn’t book) a job. It’s going to be long, it’s kind of experimental, it may turn out to be totally boring, but I hope it will be somewhat enjoyable/informative nonetheless. I have no idea how long it will go for–like I said, I vlogged for over a year for this. Anyway, here you have it: The Audition Chronicles (Part One)!
okay so i THINK i know what’s happening 3/9. he is announcing his book. okay so connor tweeted that we were gonna see something he had been working on for almost a year in less than two weeks right? okay so in may 2014 he posted that vlog saying he was working on a book. that’s almost a year ago. and next monday is 3/9 and then it’s almost 2 weeks since he tweeted that tweet if that makes sense. im just pretty sure it’s his book and i cant wait!