edit so i did one similar

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LEELA PLS ANALYZE THE NEW DAPCRAFTS VID I CANT STOP SCREAMING

it was,,,,,, so fucking good. i just need to rant for a bit about so many aspects of this video because like not only was it genuinely so funny and original and creative, it was just SO WELL MADE. there were so many small details about it that i couldn’t even believe.  they put so much actual effort into it and they’re also both so naturally funny when it comes to this kind of humor. ahhhh there were so many good things to talk about that i hardly know where to begin or like how to even organize my thoughts so just like,,, be ready bc this is about to be the most incoherent ramble 

first of all. dnp work so well together. i mean. we know this, we see it all the time. but there’s a lot of humor in the crafts videos that is just completely improvised within the larger pre-planned structure/concept. and they bounce off each other SO well in this setting (maybe even better than they do in many of their normal collabs, at least from a comedic standpoint.) i think a lot of this has to do w the fact that the satirical cheeriness of the “characters” that they play, that is over-emphasized to the point of being creepy, just lends itself really well to so many amazing one-liners. but also they just have such good chemistry that is so readily apparent in this context,,, it makes me emotional. they consistently set each other up for jokes, if one person improvises a certain action or behavior the other goes along with it or reacts to it immediately and that’s a mark of rly well-practiced entertainers but also two people who know each other really well and i love watching it play out.

i also do have to acknowledge that they are both fundamentally quite talented. all three of the craft videos are examples of really genuinely witty humor and they showcase that side of dnp so well. both of them also have such a good sense of comedic timing and even an intuition for physical comedy and they’re also rly creative with how they edit these videos and the union of all of those elements is what makes these videos so good in my opinion. while i believe dan’s explanation that the first crafts video was filmed quite spontaneously without much of a plan (and that’s why it’s super short and not as funny as the latter two imo), i do think they put a lot of thought and effort into this one which is quite clear through many of the details they worked into the video both during the filming itself and then afterwards in the editing. first of all the overall concept of them being taken by satan as a culmination of the extremely subtle creepy undertones from the first one is just so smart bc no one would expect them to take it that far and the total hyperbolic unlikeliness of it is what makes it so damn funny. i think most ppl were expecting when dan said he’s keeping his stamp a secret that it would just be some sort of satanic symbol like what happened in the glitter faces vid but like,,, no one thought it’d escalate to where it did. it was so unexpected and over the top but somehow still not overdone or so forced as to dilute the comedy. it synthesized humor with genuinely unsettling creepiness and that is such a difficult balance to achieve. 

you can tell they put a lot of thought into it on so many levels. for instance they worked in all these rly subtle allusions to satan himself before the weird ritual scene happens, like dan saying “this one’s long with a big head like him” (ty for describing satans cock to us dan jfc) and phil saying “i’ve selected as many knives as friends i have, which is two.” then even during the ritual scene they work in things like the cow noise since a common satanic symbol is a horned deity (baphomet lol). and in their new channel description they use the case file name 19-1-20-1-14 which decodes to the word “satan” if you use a basic letter-number cipher (in which each number stands for the letter that is that position in the alphabet. ’s’ is the 19th letter, ‘a’ is the first, and so on.) and there are so many other little editing quirks that give this video that unsettling undertone, as well as editing quirks that add to the comedy of it and it’s all just so well done. for example the voice editing on certain words like “sharp” and “go away.” the audio overlays of heavy breathing at various points and random cuts to black screens. the use of creepy music at strategic places throughout. at 4:36 they recorded themselves saying protip backwards just to reverse it and they even spell out the “protip” text backwards, seemingly both as a way to shit on the whole ‘protip’ trope from the last vid and also to make fun of the way that satanists/conspiracy theorists think there are hidden messages in popular songs and shit that u can only hear if u play the audio backwards. ugh i hate them and their many layers of references. phil also references this again during the ritual part, when dan lights the match (he just goes “portip” “portip” as though he’s trying to say it backwards lol.) and then they fuck around w the word protip throughout the video almost like they’re making fun of it. there’s also definitely a subtle pitch manipulation of their voices as the video progresses. by the end they sound like they’ve sucked on a little bit of helium but it happens gradually enough that you’re just a little bit put off and you can’t really place why. then there’s the little comedic touches like the siren sound when “carefully” flashes across the screen. the fact that the legal disclaimer for adult supervision is cut off at the sides. the zoom in on the fleck of green paint that lands on dan when phil’s pouring it into the plate. ugh like damn i just want to make the point that they clearly put work into this and on face value it seems like a shoddy home video w a weird satanic ending but there’s a reason this works so well and feels so creepy and simultaneously laugh out loud funny and it’s bc they’re genuinely talented and we don’t always get to see that creative talent at work in their standard formulas for videos on their regular channels so i’m just so grateful that they made something like this where it seems like they allow themselves to exercise more of that creative energy. it begs a lot of questions about why they don’t do shit like this more,,,  and i think there are a number of reasons they feel safe and happy making what they generally make now but i’m jst so happy that at least in these videos they’ve branched out and done something so creative and good.

on that note. i just need to ramble about phil. i don’t think anyone can dispute that phil really carries these videos and partly that’s because he’s been in the role of the “teacher” in all three videos so he inevitably comes across as more dominant and sets the tone for the humor, but also like,,, he just works so well in this style and comes up with such spontaneous and WITTY little remarks that inevitably become the standout lines from each vid (in this one, for example, “potato is in my top ten favorite fruit,” “sometimes it’s nice to look up at the stars and remember that they’re all already dead,” “if you make a mistake while cutting just think about it for the rest of the day,” etc. and one of my fav from the past, “if you’re left handed ask a friend” (d: why am i left handed) “everybody makes mistakes!”) he also seems to improvise a lot of the physical comedy in the videos (in this one, the way he just stared at the paint as he squeezed it out for way too long, the way he threw around the cutting boards and plates, the way he did the chopping; and in past ones, slamming his hands on the paper and on dan’s hands when mixing the glitters, clacking the scissors super loudly in the first one, etc.) i just love these videos so much bc they’re some of the only ones that we have these days where phil is really doing most of the comedic legwork and dan definitely helps and bounces off of him but mostly lets phil take charge and i live for it. and while there’s obvi no way to tell who rly did the editing for the video (and i’m sure it was a mix of both of them) there’s no denying that the editing style and general creepiness (especially of the ritual sacrifice scene lol) bear a lot of similarities to the feeling/vibe/editing quirks in a lot of phil’s old school videos (i’m thinking like tape 6 and the basket which, if any of you reading these have not watched, please just open a tab right now and do that before you finish reading this lol.) the choppy way the different clips are spliced together in the whole ritual scene (where one second dan is stamping phil, then lighting a match and chanting, then phil’s chanting, then he’s slumped over and then there are two videos overlaid on top of each other when dan is actually stamping phil’s back and then the sudden cut to black) it’s all so reminiscent of those older videos and it does make me feel like phil had a larger creative hand in thinking about how this video should be put together and that just makes me so happy to think about. i’ve always wondered what phil does w his self-professed obsession with horror and his interest in violence and psychological thrillers and whatnot, as well as his former academic/critical study of filmmaking. it makes sense that he doesn’t feel comfortable exploring those interests by making things himself in this genre in a real way and especially not on youtube because his self-described objective through this platform is to provide his audience with light and uplifting entertainment. more pragmatically, he’s trying to make a living from this job and hold somewhat broad-based appeal through the videos he makes and it makes sense that lighter content that doesn’t require too much intellectual rigor would fare better and hold more consistent audience engagement. and more personally, making things on the level of tape 6, even years later w more familiarity with editing and whatnot and perhaps more skill in writing scripts/characters/plots, still would involve a certain degree of personal emotional vulnerability that the current amazingphil format doesn’t demand. in short, venturing into these territories creatively would be a risk on a lot of levels. it would invite more formal critique of his work. it would invite more people trying to read into who he is and his psyche (which are things that i feel like he’s actually terrified of and that’s part of why he’s built such a protective barrier against it). it would be a risk and it makes sense that he doesn’t want to take it, at least not right now. but it’s just lovely to see that he still has the capacity to make things in the vein of those older videos and to make them WITH DAN and mix them with comedy which i need to reiterate is such a hARD THING TO DO!!!! and  idk it just rly makes me so happy to watch and to think about. 

i love phil so much, and none of this is meant to dilute dan’s role since i’m sure he did inform some of the decisions here, but i just think that dan as phil’s biggest fan (since 2007 y’all) would feel many of these same things about phil’s older content and support phil’s desire to engage that darker creative energy/talent he has hiding under all of those layers of syrupy happiness and amiability. i love that this is sort of an update to that vintage dark!phil content bc it’s the same dark undertones, same editing quirks, etc. but now it’s mixed with rly cheeky humor and maybe that’s dan’s influence or maybe it’s still phil, but a phil that has shared his life w someone w this particular irreverent and sarcastic sense of humor for so many years and this video shows the confluence of those two things in such a lovely and original way and just,,,, ugh. this video was so much and i loved it SO much. truly so, so good i was not prepared to feel so many deep-seated Emotions over some god damn satanic propaganda i need help. 

(danandphilcrafts - potato prints)

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Since I can draw similar to the dr style, as an experiment, I drew two sprites for them~ The default one, and an edit of that default one.
I focused on trying to make them look as close as the official things and they took me more time because of that -and because it takes me more time to draw an ok hand. I usually skip that part-, so now I don’t think it would be a good idea to do more (I want to tho)—
I wanted to draw Misaki’s eyes more similar to the manga version but I couldn’t make it look good so I just went with those.
I did everything here except for the shadows in their suits because, as I said before, I can’t do that kind of shadows. I had to copy those from Byakuya and Kotoko/Akane.

Celebrity Crush - Part Three

Part One | Part Two | Part Three

Note: It took me so long to finally get this out, but I honestly think it was worth the wait. :) Thanks @adothoe for proofreading. <3

Word Count: 2910

Pairing: Daveed Diggs x Reader

Warnings: nada. just extreme amounts of fluff

The song you wrote with Daveed ended up becoming the first single you released from your album. When you released it just a month after you wrote it, the media went absolutely nuts. People loved the song and it wasn’t long before it became a hit. ‘Good for You’ being in the top charts meant one thing for you and Daveed: you needed to shoot a music video.

Now, this didn’t sound like it was a big deal at first, but the more you thought about it, the bigger deal it was. The song was…more on the sexy side of music than it was to anything else, which meant that your music video would have to mirror that.

You didn’t know what to expect the day of the shoot, but on the way there, you couldn’t help but feel a bit nervous.

“It’s Daveed, Y/N. You know, the guy you’re like– in love with? If I were you, I’d do a sexy music video with him any day.” Your manager told you on the car ride there.

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Please tell me I’m not the only one who notice this.
WHAT IF: Kukui actually fall in love with Guzma,but due to peer pressure/“You are a professor!Set a good example!” Pressure,he can’t be together with Guzma and decided to go for a similar choice to ‘replace him’

EDIT : No,I’m not hating on Professor Burnet,in fact,I think the shipping between her and Kukui is actually pretty cute and I am even considering to cosplay as her! I just wrote this to point out the fact that those 2 look similar and write a prompt,I didn’t expect it to trigger so many of you.Sorry if I did,then again : If you dislike it,then don’t reblog,just shut one eye like an ordinary person and move on,this isn’t gonna impact your life or whatsoever anyway.

M U Y S K E R M  : AGENT PHIL COULSON AESTHETIC

MARVEL AU PART 14/?“The world is full of evil and lies, and you can’t hide from it; you can ony face it. The question is: How do you respond? Who do you become?”

So I really wanted Bob to be Phil Coulson in this AU because their personalities reminded me of each other and their role in the group dynamic were similar to each other: such as witty one-liners, calm attitude when dealing with the Avengers, but is a badass when neccessary lol 

PSA: This is the last edit for this AU i’m gonna do but I do plan on uploading a master list with all my ideas that I did and did not do edits for

EDIT: Just got told that Bum did actually tell Sangwoo about the army incident! I read the first season months ago so I’ll have to re-read them to remind myself what happened. I still find that part odd though…

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Am I the only one who finds that buff af Seungbae scene a bit suspicious? My immediate thought was that his build is similar to Sangwoo’s, and that Bum may mistake Seungbae for him somehow. I have no idea what kind of scenario would lead up to something like that but either way I feel like showing Seungbae half naked was a bit emphasized/significant? Idk. It’s most likely just fanservice though.
I do think that Bum and Seungbae will cross paths again this season. What I really want to know is what happened in the army? I find it strange that Bum hasn’t mentioned it to Sangwoo at all. Koogi confirmed it was Sangwoo who saved him, at least I think she did, or she just said it wasn’t Seungbae that saved him, I can’t remember. But I think there was more to it than what we’ve seen. There is a lot about the past of the characters that we don’t know much of besides Bum’s.

I am definitley over analyzing this I know but if it’s one thing I’ve learned about KS is to never assume/trust anything.
Also tbh a shirtless Seungbae was the last thing I thought would happen lol. XD

What do you guys think?

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I did this picture of anti-jacksepticeye and I hope you like it @therealjacksepticeye . I think this on my phone, took a little longer Idk. But it was a great experience! This was done one my phone And if you wanna know the application it’s ibis paint X and it’s free! It allows you to record your progress and edits it for you! I’m doing a couple more similar to this it’s, so be on the look out! And please do not repost without my permission. Thank you!

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Appreciation: Quinx Squad

anonymous asked:

Hey, what did you mean he was rude to a fan at a concert? I'm interested because that's rly sad

He wasn’t incredibly rude, just a little snarky. Some girl in the pit had her phone out and was facetiming with her friend during one of the songs. After he finished performing it, he mentioned the girl and said that the person she was facetiming with should’ve “bought a fucking ticket” in an annoyed tone. My friend said he did something similar at the concert she attended, so maybe he has a thing with fans facetiming. Who knows…. 

Edit: I forgot to mention an important detail; he did say he was joking afterwards, and then said he was only joking “a bit” or something along those lines.

chibikiseki  asked:

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE TRANSLATE 'I SWEAR'. PLEASE. BLESS YOU OMG //BACKFLIPS INTO THE SUNSET

Free! dj - I swear

Thanks for your blessing and sorry for leaving you to do backflips for so long! ;) I only spent a day and a half to translate this - half a day to read and reread and laugh and cry over it, and the rest for the actual translating ahaha.

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[01:37:13] Queen Of Green: GOD
RACHEL WOULD JUST HATE BEING BABIED BY CHAD
LIKE
“YOU LITERALLY FAKED BEING A TRAITOR, ALMOST RESPONSIBLE FOR A GENOCIDE, AND NOT EVEN CALL IN TO SAY HI BEFORE GETTING HERE BEFORE TRYING TO BRUSH OFF EVERYTHING TO DO FIRST AID ON ME LIKE YOUR NOT MY MOM CHAD”
“i thought he was your brother-”
“patton dont”

[01:37:42] josie: PATTON NO IT’S BEEN SO LONG SINCE THEY HAD TO DEAL WITH THAT
patton being honestly confused tho like “wait he’s NOT your brother????”
“NO HE’S NOT WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN THIS WHOLE TIME”
“YOU LOOK REALLY SIMILAR I JUST ASSUMED WHY DID NO ONE EVER CORRECT ME”

[01:40:53 | Edited 01:41:09] Queen Of Green: “YOUVE KNOWN ME HOW LONG PATTON?”
“IVE NEVER BEEN TO YOUR HOUSE RACHEL HOW WOULD I KNOW THIS”
“OHMY GOD”
“ARE YOU SURE YOURE NOT RELATED IN ANYWAY”

[01:41:44] josie: BOTH TURNING ON HIM AT EXACTLY THE SAME TIME WITH THE EXACT SAME EXPRESSION LIKE “WE’RE NOT RELATED”
PATTON NO IT’S BEEN SO LONG SINCE THEY HAD TO DEAL WITH THAT

so socksandbuttons​ and i were talking and you gotta admit numbuh 60 (and possibly the rest of the knd too) is kinda justified in his assumption

you’d be forgiven for assuming “soopreme leader material” runs in the family

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Translation of some interesting stuff from recent Jong Suk interviews during promotion period for Hot Young Bloods

(16 Jan- 24 Jan 2014)- Part 1

(Note: As you all know if you have been paying attention, there has been a flood of Jong Suk interviews since the start of the promotion period of Hot Young Bloods, it is almost impossible to translate all of them, so here are some of the stuff that I found interesting/has not been translated into English as far as I know. I have lost track of the interviews, and I’m not sure which is from which for some of the parts… if I know, I’ll try to write down the interview source… all the translations are translated from Chinese into English from 11’s translation on weibo. And it is more of a translation of meaning, rather than word to word one. Pictures credit are shown as logo on pictures, I just chose some random pics from the recent interviews rather than trying to dig out the original pics from the original source…)

Newsen

Q: The roles you have played are often in situations of unrequited love, have you experienced that in real life?

LJS: Yes, it is also like that now? Even though I am not in love now, sometimes when I see someone, I think “Oh, quite nice”, I think that is also a type of unrequited love. Of course, I have also experienced the more painful type of unrequited love, and that memory is still in my heart. Unrequited love is really a sad thing.

Q: In the press conference, you mentioned the way to a woman’s heart is through aeygo, are you the type who is really good at aeygo with your girlfriend?LJS: Are my ears getting red now? Frankly, I am not the really clingy type of person. Many people said I’m really good at aeygo, although I admit it, however, that is just a way of survival for me in the world. Aeygo became a habit for me, I don’t know if I will do that to my girlfriend suddenly. I started working when I was really young, and I was often the youngest in all those activities, so I feel like the youngest even at the age of 26. Even when I have more younger “brothers” now. Now, sometimes I get that feeling of “… I am already…”

Q: What is your ideal type?

LJS: I like women better than me, the type who has something for me to learn from, like the type who can control me and move me?

Korea Daily:

Hot Young Bloods is a piece of work through which I tried to work hard to destroy my image deliberately, I did that to the point where even the director said it was too destructive and so he edited some of the parts out of the movie.

TV Daily:

Jong Suk mentioned he wants to develop some interests, like DJ-ing, tennis.

He tried many types of hairstyle before the start of Hot Young Bloods, and he was shocked when he watched Reply 1994, and found his hairstyle to be quite similar to that of Kim Sung Kyun Songbae. Many people said their hairstyle are quite similar, but Jong Suk thought he should be the one who tried it first.

Source uncertain

After the Face Reader, he got a few historical drama scripts, even though he would really like to pick up the challenges, he felt that it is not the right time yet. The Face Reader was shot at the same time with School 2013, and when he watched the movie, he was troubled by his own performance, and he was very anxious among the other more experienced actors. He lost quite a lot of self confidence during that time, but he felt gradually healed during the time while he shot Hot Young Bloods.

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Pre-made sims are not ugly. It is EA’s skin that makes them look ugly. I’ve always thought that I’d never been able to create sims of all shapes and sizes like EA does. Especially they are really good at creating various facial structure. 

But… I loathe EA’s endless love to those BIG eyes…  I know they make humongous eyes on purpose, but you should’t lift upper eyelids that high :/ They look like plastic surgery fails. 

So what I basically did was (as always) to replace skin and eyebrows, and change makeups. Eyes were almost the only part I actually edited. Sometimes I had to replace eye shapes in whole (to the most similar ones though) if that horrible one big chunk of eyelash (no plural) was attached. Face impressions are highly affected by nose shapes, so I rarely touch that area. And lastly, @heihu‘s amazing facial overlays were just the icing on the cake!

Some of the CC I used for this project are listed in my updated resource page.

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“Isn’t it strange how it all happens? All my life I dreamt about the bright lights, big city. You know, they tell you it’s gonna be glamorous and they tell you that you have everything. And no one ever tells you how it’s gonna be. And they don’t tell you when you’re twirling in front of the mirror as a child what the papers are gonna say about you someday. Cause they don’t tell you they’re building you up just to try and knock you down. But they haven’t yet.

anonymous asked:

IMAGINE STEVE AND BUCKY SHOTGUN-WEDDING-IT AFTER TODAY'S #MARRIAGE EQUALITY VICTORY!! IMAGINE NEWS BEING TORN BETWEEN BROADCASTING THE SUPREME COURT AND THEN CUTTING TO STEVE AND BUCKY IN ONE OF STARK'S LIMO'S WITH A BIG "JUST MARRIED" BANNER FOLLOWING THEM AROUND, //IMAGINE THEM BEING TWO OF THE PEOPLE RALLYING IN FRONT OF THE SUPREME COURT ALL THIS TIME OMGG//

An old man, late in his 90s, sits in the courthouse with his life partner. The road had been long, but he holds his partner’s hand with all the tenderness of years past. They’re first in line. They’ve waited long enough.

“By George, I never thought I’d see the day. Johnny, is that who I think it is?”

“No, Charlie…,” Johnny replies, following Charlie’s eye line. “It can’t be…”

“It is…it’s them. It’s Steve Rogers and Bucky Barnes.”

When the two younger men pass the bench, Charlie raises his head. “Cap,” he begins. “I—” he falters.

“Gentlemen,” Steve says, tipping his head. He has the same love-struck look in his eyes. He reaches his hand out to shake Charlie’s, but Charlie bursts into tears, his mouth curled in a brilliant smile and his eyes sparkling.

“I just can’t believe it…Johnny, I told you. All these years, I told you.”

Steve looks at the other man, who he presumes is Johnny. “What did he tell you?”

Johnny smiles. “He’s been sayin’ for years that you two were together. I never really believed him, but it’s what got ‘im through the war, so I didn’t argue. He looked up to both of you so much. You should see his book shelves at home – they’re all the Captain America comics. Isn’t missing a single one – all vintage first editions. You two gave him a reason to come home from the Great War. He saw you two as a symbol for all of us at the time.”

Steve stands dumbfounded and looks to Bucky who has a similar look on his face. Steve kneels down so he is at eye level of the sitting man.

“It’s you who are the inspiration,” Steve says. “It took me far too long to accept who I was, but you knew. You always knew. You stood up against everyone who told you that you were wrong or unnatural. You knew who you were and you wouldn’t let anyone take your identity. You are the true inspiration, Charlie.”

Charlie cries harder and pulls Steve into a hug. “Thank you,” he manages. “Thank you so much. Thank you.” He pulls back and wipes his eyes, his sobs slowing. “Will you do us the honor of going first?”

“We couldn’t ask that of you,” Bucky says, speaking for the first time. “This is your day.”

“No,” Charlie responds. “It’s our day, and you two have waited long enough. Please, for me? For us?”

Steve and Bucky look to Johnny, who’s nodding and clutching Charlie’s hand. “You are admirable,” Steve says, standing up. “I wish you many more years of happiness together.” The old couple gives Steve and Bucky watery smiles, mumbling thank yous over and over.

“You ready, Buck?” Steve asks, his eyes a bit misty.

“I’ve been ready since 1925,” he replies, holding Steve closer.


They burst from the courthouse to the bright sunshine. Rainbow flags and throngs of people wait for them with open arms and loud cheers. Steve raises their marriage certificate above his head and pulls Bucky in for a kiss.

“C’mon grandpas, get in!” Tony calls, head poking out the sunroof of his limo. The newlyweds run down the stairs and pile in to the car where all the Avengers and friends are waiting with glasses of champagne.

“You two caused quite the news havoc,” Maria says, taking a sip after the celebratory toasts and tears. “Channels couldn’t decide to broadcast you two or the goings on outside the Supreme Court. It was all much easier when you two were there in front.”

“What can we say? We’ve been giving people trouble for longer than any of you have been alive,” Steve replies with a smile. He doesn’t think he’ll ever stop smiling.

“This punk more than me, but yeah,” Bucky adds with a laugh. As the limo makes it way through the busy streets of DC, Steve holds Bucky’s hand, knowing that he’ll never have to let go.

Selfie Saturday: lawitch
We met up with the fuzzy psych rock band L.A. Witch for this week’s Selfie Saturday and learned all about their “blind-date” first meeting, highlights of 2014, being a positive influence for girls in the L.A. rock scene and who they secretly want on their dream tour lineup. Read on for more from Sade, Ellie, and Irita, the edgy and stylish punk-rockers behind L.A. Witch, below: 

How would you guys describe your sound? Sade: Well, somebody described it as “reverb-soaked punked-out rock” and I thought that was pretty cool because we use a lot of reverb, it’s pretty fuzzy sometimes. 

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Our Terrifying Video Future

I posted a video essay last night about my experiences with Xbox One’s Kinect last night called “So Close, Yet So Far With Xbox One’s Kinect.” It was born out of a desire to experiment with video editing, a trade I’ve dabbled in over the years. It also gave me reason to consider the future of the written word.

Specifically, it’s about the future of my written words.

I don’t think writing will be the predominant form of expression in the next decade. It’s all funneling into video. Spent five minutes with a kid these days. They aren’t reading FAQs for Minecraft, they’re watching YouTube walkthroughs. That trend is increasing. This news might be depressing to most of my colleagues, as we have spent most of our professional careers learning to better express ourselves in the manner that I’m doing so right now.

Here are a few of the responses to my video that stick out:

This is great. Will be honest that if this was in a text format I probably wouldn’t read the entire thing. 

Alright Patrick, I’m going to be flatout 100% honest with you. I love what you have to say about this industry and the technology within it but I’m just too damn lazy to read articles.

These comments are terrifying, but I’m going to wager a guess they are more common than we’d like to admit, especially on YouTube. The audiences we attract to our text-heavy websites grew up with words as the predominant medium of expression. This is not the case for those coming down the pike.

This doesn’t mean writing is going away. Writing will continue to be part of our culture. But it’s going to become a premium resource, not the standard for expression. Writing has advantages over video, and video has advantages over writing. It’s about discovering the medium best suited to express a desired point. Had I published the same exact critique of Xbox One’s Kinect in a blog post, it would have tumbled in the wind. No one would have paid attention, and no descriptive language would have made the same points my video did.

Video structured like the one above has some distinct disadvantages. It’s resource intensive. I could have written a similar article in roughly an hour, while the video took me the better part of a day to record, edit, and publish. This piece was the first time I’ve touched serious video editing in years, though, so I have to imagine more practice would bring that down rather. Still, it’d take more time.

I’m not scared of this future. I want to learn and reach new audiences. I can’t remember the last time I felt so satisfied publishing a piece of content. I’m sure that’s because it feels new, but that’s the fun part of flexing a new muscle and discovering a new talent. This should help me tell better stories in the future. I might not know what this new muscle is good at lifting yet, but I’ll find out.

Long story short, if you’re a current or aspiring game writer and you aren’t considering how video is going to interact with your coverage, you’re ensuring that a continually contracting media market is going to squeeze you out eventually. The money is in video, the audience is in video. You can be upset at both of those, but it doesn’t change reality. It’s better to embrace the change.