Imagine 10, 20 or 30 years from now… and all your favorite youtubers are living different lives away from youtube, social media, away from the internet. Your life is different also, since they left the internet for good, you also left the internet because you already have a family and definitely have more responsibilities now.
Then imagine one day, maybe at a grocery store, you saw one of your favorite youtuber… then you remember all the internet feels. You remember your teenage years, the time you spent on youtube just watching their videos, at tumblr reblogging their gif and at twitter reading their tweets. You Remembered the fandom that became your instant bestfriends, the ships, the otp’s! The fanfictions you wrote! The fanfictions you read that broke your heart! You remembered how much it brought you so much joy, inspiration and comfort in your little room.
The nostalgia was too much that out of nowhere, water from your eyes touched your cheeks. You didn’t think about it but you approached your favorite youtuber and hugged her! You hugged her tight and whispered two simple words:
t h a n k y o u …
When you let go, you immediately turned your back and You didn’t want to see her reaction. You weren’t able to see her face, You didn’t saw her smile. You didn’t saw her cry a little.
You got back to your car, then your kid asked: Who was that mom? You still can’t believe what happened. You were still overwhelmed with the feels coming back.
Ultimately the path to recovery is not to find someone new for yourself, but to find someone new in yourself. Directed by Philip Wang Written by Philip Wang with Christine Chen Behind the Scenes: http://youtu.be/Tfa89XKrQJ8 Director’s Commentary: coming soon
H*28: Problematic Asian American Youtube Stars (feat. Lucy)
This week for H*28, Chuks and Kari are joined by ragstoreverie (Lucy) to discuss Asian-American Media. In the last few years, especially the rise of YouTube stars, Asian American media has boomed with Wong Fu Productions, Fung Brothers, KevJumba, JK Films/David So, Jabbawockeez, and many more. They play an important role in the community–needed representation and control of production, for example–but they are not without their problems. For asks this week, we answer an ask from Sarah about access to social justice movement, butchrobot about developed/developing nation terminology, and 2goldensnitches about fighting with family members over the Gaza-Israel conflict.