YouTube, I know you are not going to listen to me and thanks to Mark & Ethan I now 100% sure know you are not going to listen to your creators, and even less so to your fans..
Why are you like this YouTube?? Why don’t you see that people are being so terribly ableist. Examples I’ve seen for the past weeks - Excess use of some emojis and people being proud of using them - Septiplier in the captions ( you are a gross disgusting being if you do this ) - People saying throughout the video, things like “ My captions were messed with im sorry i tried to fix it “ - Use of Zalgo Text ( a glitch font ) in captions. - Selfpromotion - Own commentary in brackets after the original captions ( seriously get that shit out of there, put that in a comment section ) - People claiming to it being okay to put bullshit captions in if there is no talking going on ( You know that, a deaf person wouldnt, because surprise surprise, they dont know when someone is talking or not. )
I know you are meaning well, but thats not going to fix it.
I have realized that there is no way I’m going to be able to reach out to YouTube itself and tackle this problem there. So instead I’m taking it to the ones who can really change this. The creators.
So here comes my tag list of people who can hopefully change this system for the better YouTube is not going to change its own system. So here is my idea on how we could do this: Hire people to change your captions correctly. Some of you might be happy with the idea of captioning being a community based thing, and I know for a fact there are fans out there, who are able to do this professionally. Or people who would be willing to learn how to do it professionally. Captioning works educational aswell for therapeutic. I’ve always said I would take a job in captioning in a heartbeat, sadly some companies are really strict on stylesheets and their own rules. I wish YouTube and its creators would realize how many people out there wish to do this as a freelance thing. Simply as video-editors, there can be video-captioners.
@nightwing-rules asks: “Can I request a story where Jason and his S/o spend some good quality time on his day off?” I hope you enjoy this!
Sun shines in from the small window in your bedroom.
It’s a welcome feeling, there aren’t many sunny days in Gotham, you rarely ever
feel the sun on your skin. Turning around you look at your boyfriend Jason. He’s
pure perfection in this moment, his face is peaceful, not worried or
preoccupied for once in a long, long time. The white streak in his messy hair looks
yellow due to the glow of the sun in the room, and you wish you could run your
hands through it, but you knew that he needed rest. It wasn’t often that Jason
got a day off, so you decided to let him sleep as long as he wanted, although
you did have some plans for today.
“You know, it’s not polite to stare
Y/N.” Jason murmured, his morning voice holding the most beautiful gravelly
tone. You chuckle, because of course he doesn’t say good morning, or that he
loves you, he reprimands you for staring. Things like that were one of the many
reasons you loved him though.
“Well then Jaybird, don’t be so
beautiful and I won’t be so impolite.” You replied, running your fingers
through his hair as you did. Your eyes may have deceived you, but you could’ve
sworn that he was blushing as he buried his head in the pillow. “C’mon love, if
you’re awake we have to get going.” You urge him, slightly tugging on his arm.
“Why? Can’t we just lay in bed all
day and do nothing? I haven’t done nothing in forever.” Jason whines, turning
his head to face you. You contemplate his request, he really hadn’t done
nothing in forever, but what you had planned was better than nothing, as least
in your opinion. Maybe a bit of persuasion would convince him to get up…
“Well, I had plans for us today
baby, and the first item on the list was supposed to be ice cream and breakfast
from IHOP but, if you really wanna stay here…” You trail off, waiting to see
his reaction. And it doesn’t disappoint. Jason whips his head up from the
pillow, mouth open slightly and eyes wide as saucers from what you think is
“We can get ice cream before
breakfast?” He asks, still in shock. “Well, I was thinking ice cream during
breakfast. You know, like we order pancakes and ice at the same time, and then
we take turns eating both?” You answer, smiling at the man who had basically
just turned into a child in front of you. Your play to get him to do anything
was ice cream, Jason really, really, loves ice cream.
“Okay let’s go, let’s go, hurry up
and let’s go!” Jason exclaims, jumping up from the bed and rushing to grab some
clothes from the closet you two shared. His reaction made you go into a
laughing fit, because here was this 6’4, extremely well-built man, who also
happen to be the Red Hood, and he was jumping about the house at the promise of
ice cream. He was really just a living, breathing contradiction and you loved
“Oh Jesus, this is the best idea you’ve had in a long
time.” Jason moans through a mouthful of strawberry ice cream and blueberry
pancakes. You giggle, watching as he puts a scoop of the ice cream into a slice
of the pancake, making a sandwich of sorts, before he stabs the thing with his
fork and eats it. You had opted for a less complicated way of combining the two
foods that Jason had labeled as “God’s gift to this wretched world”. Your
method was taking a bite of the pancake, then shoveling a spoonful of ice cream
in your mouth.
“Thanks, I figured you’d enjoy it. Oh and if you want
a small tip on how to make the pancakes even more, how should I put this, ice
creamy? Well, if you’d like them more ice creamy spread a small piece across
the pancake, sort of how you would with butter.” You suggest, as you steal a
spoonful of his strawberry ice cream. You had gotten pumpkin spice ice cream as
an experiment, against Jason’s advice, and it didn’t end well, so here you were
stealing your lovely boyfriend’s strawberry ice cream.
“That’s genius, I’m gonna try it.”
Jason mutters, concentrating now on spreading the ice cream along the pancake.
He was so cute, actually he was downright adorable (a/n someone please get this
reference I had to add it), and you were absolutely loving that you got to see
him in this little puppy dog state, you knew it was a privilege no one else
As breakfast came to a close, you ticked it off the
list that you had made on your phone. Up next was something you knew he’d love,
he always was a bit of an art nerd…
“Please tell me why the fuck I’m
blindfolded. I don’t exactly have pleasant memories of this.” Jason grumbles,
as you two drive down to New York City. Well he didn’t know where you were
going, hence the blindfold. Really, you didn’t want to have to blind him, but
he was too damn stubborn to just keep his eyes closed, so you did what you had
“You’re blindfolded because I have a
surprise for you, and I know you don’t have particularly great memories of
being blindfolded but you trust me right?” you pause, awaiting his response,
which you got with a nod, “Well, then you’ll know that I’m only doing this to
make your day off special, ok?” You finish, squeezing his hand a bit so that he
knew you were there.
About 30 minutes later you arrived
at your destination. “Okay Jay, hey that rhymed, okay anyways you can take off
the blindfold now.” You exclaim, excitement coursing through you. Jason rushes
to take off the blindfold, and when he finally gets it off and sees where you
are he replicates the mouth agape, wide saucer eyes, shock look from earlier.
Pride filled you, seeing that he was excited about what you guys were doing.
“You-you brought me to the
Metropolitan Museum of Art?” Jason stutters, eyes still wide. You nod in
confirmation, smiling widely as you look at your awestruck boyfriend. “Well, c’mon
Jay let’s go!” You yell, as you drag him out of the car.
skip cause the Metropolitan Museum of Art is huge and writing that out would
make this a book)
The sun had already set when you
guys exited the museum, that place was huge and there was so much art to see.
You and Jay had gotten into debates and deep conversations over the meaning of
some of the works, and all in all it was a really amazing experience. However,
the talks had taken a, ahem…strange turn.
“Listen, babe I’m just saying I
would cut off my ear for you too!” Jason exasperates, as you both get in the
car. “Okay, but Jason Van Gogh literally sent the ear to his lover as a gift.
How the hell does that work?” You respond, equally as exasperated. “Yeah well,
I can’t explain that but let’s focus on the fact that he went through that pain
for her! That’s the sign of true love.” He concludes, trying to persuade you to
agree. “Fine, but Jay, please don’t cut off your ear and send it to me.” You
jokingly plead, starting up the car to head back to Gotham and enjoy the rest
of Jason’s time off relaxing.
“I’m not making any promises.” Jason
mutters, causing you both to laugh a bit as you continue to discuss famous
works of art for the entire drive home.
Hey Em, if you don't mind answering; how do you do your gifs?
Uh sure! Just don’t expect too much of me ^^; I failed animation twice.
First off, I use Photoshop for most of my artwork (though I will freely admit I used clip studio for the line art of this example bc I jacked my hand up punching a wall, and needed the stablizers XP) But I do know clip studio, and sai have a similar approach to animating.
My approach to animating is pretty much just creating a billion layers and hiding/showing them using the timeline tool. To open it, go to windows, then select timeline and it’ll show up at the bottom of your screen.
This creates basically a flip-book style animation, where you use your layers to create the different frames. So, I like to have all my frames ready to go before I start animating in neat little folders:
I started with the static on the patch, and eyes. I knew going in I wanted everything to be on a count of 2/4. So I had 4 different layers of static, and needed 4 frames at 0 sec delay. You create a new layer in the timeline with the little page icon:
Now, because it’s a gif and you want it to repeat, you need to change the settings from repeat once, to repeat forever:
And when you’re done you get this:
Next I wanted to do the tears. I had two frames of tears because they didn’t need to be that complex. However when I alternated them every other frame, they were ridiculously fast. So I added another loop of frames by selecting the four I had and dragging it to the new frames icon and ended up with 8 frames total. This essentially duplicated the frames in the order I had them so I didn’t have to go back and fix the static.
From there I had the first layer of tears on the first four frames, and the second on the last four:
and I got this:
Lastly I did the font. I wanted a really glitchy font effect, so I had a lot of layers of letters facing different ways, and then two where the font was warped to create that old-tv-malfunction look. With glitch font it’s all about being random- and I never animate glitches the same way, so it was a lot of putting things on certain frames, playing it, and seeing if I liked it.
And the final product was this:
From there you go to file-save-export-export for web:
And then you have a gif! ^^ Hope this helped, anon!!