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This past weekend I was at VidCon and decided to bring some artwork to give away to some of my favorite YouTubers! These will all be apart of a special YouTube caricature book that I will be making containing TONS of YouTubers!

As a character artist, I find YouTubers to be incredibly inspiring. The life and personality they bring to the camera not only brings me joy and entertainment, but has become a great drawing exercise!

I am thrilled that they all really enjoyed their little art gifts! I can’t wait to start creating more caricatures for I have a lot of love to give to this community!

Check out the rad people I drew!
Alli Speed
Mamrie Hart
Charles Trippy and Allie

Still laughing at the fact that Alli flawlessly gave the entire timeline for her and Chase’s relationship in four minutes without any unexplained holes or anyone having to back up her story, while Chase was laying right there not saying a damn thing, yet Charles and Allie have made two long ass video’s with people “backing up” (more like feeding them) their stories and given countless “explanations” yet still no one knows when or how they met and what brought them together to make them want to date.  Once again Alli handling things flawlessly like a grown ass adult while Charles makes shit complicated as hell and then acts like a dick when people call him on his shit.

My Personal Battle As A Previous CTFxCer

Bear with me in this block of text. It’s a cluster of thoughts swimming around in my mind that need to be released.

Okay, so let’s start out by saying that I was a fan of CTFxC starting around probably mid-2010. I would watch Alli and Charles’ videos religiously, even getting frustrated when the video wasn’t up soon enough. I was in love with the happiness they brought me, and the love they felt for one another in their happy little life together. 

When Alli was in Thailand and Charles had his first episode, I was there, watching and hoping that he would be alright. When Charles was on tour, I admired seeing new places and learning things with him. The wedding was a beautiful event. Their love and hopefulness made me hopeful. I admired Charles’ strength through his battle with cancer, with the ups and the bad days. I couldn’t believe how strongly Alli was there for Charles. I also admired her perseverance in a battle that wasn’t hers to struggle with. Watching her cope with the surgeries, tearily giving us updates on Charles’ condition, showed how much she cared about us CTFxCers. She was with us from the beginning, and with Charles.

There was a moment- I believe when Charles was on tour- when I realized something really important. I would sit impatiently through Charles talking at the camera, waiting for Alli to show us her part of the day. I would scroll through the loading bar, to see if she even appeared for any decent chunk of time. Her stories were the best. Her excursions were the best. Her friends and family were the best. Her sense of life was the best. 

When Charles would appear back at home, things would be different. I would see their bond again, but there was something else there. This is why I don’t understand how people didn’t see the divorce coming- even a little bit. They weren’t the Charles and Alli we were used to. Yes, they kept on with life, with the dogs, going out places, but we saw less of Charles going out with Alli at night. He would stay at home, not feeling well, or just not wanting to go out. I would hope that Alli would film something of the night. 

Then the divorce video came up. Alli haters rejoiced, and Charles triumphed. I cried. It was a weird sense of loss, and I didn’t know where my emotions pointed me. The many years that I cried with the couple, laughed with the couple, and got life from the couple had ended. Life as a CTFxC viewer felt over. My confusion and I guess pure curiosity kept me watching Charles’ lone vlogs. I saw the Alli hate, and wished Charles would stop addressing any of the hate. I didn’t want this to be a hateful situation. It was a mourning, to be so dramatic. I was confused about Alli’s lack of reply to the situation, but still kept my allegiances split.

Finally, I had a shock of realization while watching a CTFxC vlog.I felt impossibly bored with it all. It wasn’t that I just flat out missed Alli’s presence, it was that watching Charles without Alli to balance his immaturity and idiocy was torturous. I realized that I didn’t just like Alli’s stories or experiences or company in the CTFxC vlogs, I solely enjoyed Alli as a person. Of course, I had heard all the bad things about Charles, all the rumours, and wished to not be part of that. 

For all the people taking sides without explanation, or hating one side or the other, take some time and think about which presence you preferred and go by that. It took me time to realize what was amazing about the CTFxC, and Charles trying to ram another person into that pair of shoes is unrealistic. This is how CTFxC lost a fan, and Alli Speed gained a loyal and forever fan. 

Alli, I thank you for your positive videos, your realness and honesty, and your love of life. I don’t have enough kind words for you. I always thought that the CTFxC videos brought me out of my shell, but it was you alone who turned a down and insecure teenage girl into a positive confident person such as yourself. Thank you for being awesome.

Ear Biscuits with Charles Trippy!

Our special guest on Ear Biscuits this week is… Charles Trippy!

Guinness World Record Holder for most consecutive daily vlogs on YouTube, and bass player for the American rock band We The Kings, Charles Trippy, joins Rhett & Link this week to talk about his motivation behind uploading daily vlogs to YouTube for going on seven consecutive years, how documenting his two brain tumors & subsequent surgeries became a therapeutic escape from a life-threatening situation, and his take on the widespread internet speculation surrounding his divorce from Alli Speed & the relationship with new girlfriend, Allie Wesenberg.

Check it on iTunes.

Check it on SoundCloud.

Check it on Stitcher.

Read the accompanying article by Tubefilter here.

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April 23rd 1661: Charles II crowned

On this day in 1661, Charles II was crowned King of England, thus restoring the English monarchy. The son of Charles I, the future king watched as his father’s personal rule and usurpation of Parliament led England into civil war. Charles’s Royalist supporters were defeated in 1646, and the King himself was eventually captured. The Parliamentarians, including general Oliver Cromwell, put the King on trial for treason, which resulted in his execution in 1649 outside the Banqueting House in Whitehall. At the time of his father’s execution, the younger Charles was in exile in the Netherlands, and learned of the abolition of the monarchy and establishment of the short-lived Commonwealth of England. A leading figure of this republic was Oliver Cromwell, though his rule as Lord Protector became increasingly authoritarian. In 1650, Charles allied with the Scottish and battled Cromwell’s forces, though was defeated and forced to return to exile. The monarchy was eventually restored after a political crisis upon the death of Cromwell in 1658, and in 1660 Charles was invited to reclaim the throne. Having learned from the mistakes of his father, King Charles II pursued a more tolerant and co-operative relationship with Parliament. However, the King clashed with Parliament over his policy of religious tolerance of Catholics, and eventually dissolved the body in 1681. His court was also known for its hedonistic frivolity, frequently holding lavish parties; though this was generally welcomed by those weary of Cromwell’s Puritan rule. One of the events that defined Charles’s reign was the Great Fire of London in 1666, destroying a vast portion of the nation’s capital. Charles II died in February 1685, aged 54, and was succeeded by his brother who became King James II, as he left no legitimate heir.

Clues by a-teamofficial

I don’t know if a-teamofficial is official or if it’s a fan fooling with us. I saw a tweet of Marlene saying it was official but I don’t know either if that tweet was fake.

I think it is, the way the questions are answered are like reading Marlene tweets, so I’ll think it is. Let’s take a look to some Q/A to get some clues.

This account and the cast is constantly saying we’ll be really shocked about the revealing. So I guess is someone unexpect with only few theories or fans about she/he being A. I don’t they’d be “Oh yes, you’re going to be shocked” if Charles is Wren, Aria (ok no lol), Jason, Lucas…Their theories are the most followed.

Ok, if this is true, Wren CAN’T be Charles. Maybe he’s the ally. We’ve only seen two people with drawing skills: Wren and Bethany. So one of them is the Ally of Charles.

Bethany drawings

Wren drawings

Toby draws too!

  • <p> <b><p></b> <b>WHAT SHE SAYS:</b> "I'm fine."<p/><b>WHAT SHE MEANS:</b> "Wren can't be Charles, Alli was all, 'It's you' and looked like she knew him. She never met Wren..did she? But why did he go to her funeral? He's British, maybe it's a British sympathy thing. Has he really been in Britain for the past gazillion episodes? Is he even British? He doesn't even look like Jason of Alli, he can't be Charles. But in the home movies, the kid at the birthday party had brown hair...lack of family resemblance? Are Jason and Charles twins or what? Holy crap, is Kenneth not his real dad? Isn't Jason Mr. Hastings' kid? Is Wren, too?--Why so many illegitimate children? Why the infidelity? Rosewood is such a tiny-ass town, how can all this shit happen in the same place?--Wren said he had a bad relationship with his dad, so maybe he was talking about Kenneth. Maybe Kenneth just framed him and sent him to Radley because he simply didn't like him or because he reminded Mr. Dilaurentis of his cheating wife. That explains why Mrs. Dilaurentis tried to keep info about Charles hidden. Wren must've found something out--like the fact that he was actually dating his half-sister because he is Mr. Hastings' son...Melissa is probably Red Coat, too!--and went psycho and killed his mom. But that doesn't fit with the timeline. Was Wren in Radley? How was he a doctor at such a young age? If he's the bad guy, why is he so sexy? His accent is fake, it has to be. Yeah, he fits the bill, he's under that hoodie......what if he isn't A? Ezra does some really shady stuff and started seducing high school girls. Not to mention..."<p/></p><p/></p>