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Something horrible is happening on youtube

I’m going to preface this post with a content warning. This post is about child abuse. The video I’m going to link includes actually video footage of child abuse. It is one of the most upsetting videos I have ever watched. My post includes in depth descriptions of child abuse. 

This morning I watched a Youtube video discussing and highlighting what is happening on another Youtube channel. If you have the stomach for it, I’d suggest watching the video because Phillip DeFranco does a much better job of summarizing the situation than I can. 

For those of you who can’t watch, I’ll give you a very brief rundown. 

The Youtube channel DaddyOfFive is a combination family vlog and prank channel. In a recent video, the parents pull a prank where they pour invisible ink on one of the kid’s floors and then make him think that they believe he poured ink all over the floor. They scream and swear at this little boy, shouting things like “What the fuck did you do?” while the boy cries and cowers, looking genuinely terrified. Even the best child actors could not pull off looking as genuinely devastated as this child does. 

As DeFranco highlights in his video, although all the children are pranked, it seems that this one child (Cody) takes the brunt of the cruelty. In many videos he is seen being hit, kicked, pushed, and pinned down by his older siblings. In one video his father pushes him face first into a book case. In one video Cody begs his family to stop, saying that he’s tired of this. In another video his parents scream at him and tell him he’s the only one in the family who can’t “take a joke”. 

In response to some of the flak they have been getting, the parents uploaded a video about “Blocking All The Haters”. They goad the children into saying on camera that they aren’t being abused. Now keep in mind, the kids have been told that all the “Cool stuff” they have been getting is because of the Youtube channel. They know that if the pranks stop, the cool stuff goes away. Most of the children chime in that they are not being abused. Cody hardly says anything. The oldest boy says, “At least you aren’t beating us”. 

What is happening to Cody is child abuse. It is emotional, psychological and physical abuse. It is torture. And the worst part of it all is that it is monetized. The parents are being paid by advertisers to abuse this child under the guise of “It’s just a prank, bro”. 

So what can we do?

First of all, we can report the videos on DaddyOfFive’s channel for containing depictions of child abuse. If you decide to help by doing this, please be sure to flag the specific instances of abuse such as Cody being pushed or the parents screaming vulgarities at the children. 

Second of all, we can let the companies advertising on this channel know that we won’t be buying anything from a company that sponsors videos of child abuse. 

Finally, if anyone knows this family in person, they can make a report to CPS. Now the family is claiming that they’ve already been investigated and “cleared” by CPS, but that’s not how this works. Repeated reports mean repeated investigations. You do not give up and look the other way when a child is being abused just because CPS failed to act the first time. When my neighbors were abusing their children, I had to call CPS every week for over a month before something was done. Don’t give up.

Called It

A YouTuber AU SnowBaz fanfic for the Carry On Countdown

Penelope

Simon Snow’s first YouTube video is one of my favourites.  It’s as painfully awkward as any other YouTuber’s first video.  He sits up too straight in his chair, he smiles and laughs too mechanically, and the film quality itself is poor, with half of his words lost to shoddy editing. Yet despite all this, it’s adorable.

           And of course, it’s the origin of the biggest OTP on YouTube, SnowBaz.

           “Hi guys,” Simon waves at the camera, his hand going all pixelated at the movement.  “Welcome to the first video on my channel!”  He’s inserted a sound effect of people cheering.  I have to laugh.  It’s so damn cringe-worthy.

           He goes on for a few moments, trying to make jokes and jump-cuts that work, when finally, it’s everyone’s favourite part.

           “What are you doing, Snow?” comes a voice from off-camera.  My heart turns to mush.

           Baz.

           Simon’s new flatmate, or at least he was new at this point.

           “Making my first YouTube video,” Simon grins up at someone behind the camera.  “Come say hi!”

           “-bleep- no.”

           Even the censor sounds old, like it was stolen from the year 2007.

           Simon looks a bit panicked, like he’s realizing that he’ll have to edit out the swear word.  A door slams somewhere out of the shot.

           “That’s my new flatmate,” he tells us.  “His name is Baz.  He’s kind of a prat.”

           “Just you wait,” I whisper at my computer screen. “Just you wait.”

 ***

           Simon and Baz do not get along.  At all.

           That much is clear from the first video, but it become increasingly obvious as Simon posts more frequently.  He often films in the living room, which drives Baz insane.

           “Why don’t you film in your own room?” he says, audibly annoyed.

           “The lighting in there is terrible,” Simon protests.

           “Well, I’d like to be able to walk around my own flat, if you don’t mind.”

           “Go ahead, no one’s stopping you,” Simon shrugs. “Besides, the viewers keep saying they want to see you.”

           “Well, who wouldn’t?”

           Good old Baz.  Sarcastic and full of himself.  They don’t appear to realize it, but the two of them balance each other out perfectly.

           Little by little, Baz begins to make his mark on Simon’s channel.  At first we only hear him from off-screen, offering his two bits about nearly everything Simon has to say.  Many of his comments are admittedly quite mean and uncalled for, but Simon never edits them out.  Baz is the invisible heckler.  Viewers begin to latch onto this weird relationship of apparent hatred and, as YouTube viewers are wont to do, turn it into a new ship.  “SnowBaz” they call it, and before long the comment sections on all of Simon’s videos are full of things like “I ship it” and “OTP”.

           I try not to fall victim to this shipping trend myself.  It feels insensitive to me, shipping real live people that I’ve never even met like they’re objects of sorts.  But even I can’t deny that the two of them would be cute together.  Provided they stop hating each other.

           Then Baz appears onscreen for the first time.

           He’s on the couch in the background, facing away from the camera.  All we can see is long black hair.  He only moves when he’s shouting ridicule at Simon’s words.  Once he turns his head further to make himself heard, and we catch a glimpse of the light brown skin of his face.  This time the comments are all “is that Baz?” and “OMG BAZ”.

           After that he starts to appear more often. Sometimes he’s facing the screen, looking down at his phone or a book.  He’s tall, and his hair reaches his shoulders.  The expression on his face goes between concentration and a sneer, that latter of which he reserves for his heckling.  It doesn’t take long for people to start commenting on how attractive he is.  Still Simon leaves all the footage of Baz in his videos, not hiding a single rude comment from his viewers.

           Once, Simon tries to get Baz to join him for a “meet my flatmate” video.  Baz responds simply by flipping Simon off in the background, which Simon has to pixel out. He’s gotten better at editing at this point.

           Sometimes Simon posts daily vlogs on days when he does things that he considers exciting.  The things that Simon finds exciting are too cute for words.  They tend to be little events like going to a coffee shop, things that are almost mundane but for some reason they excite him. He does this thing where he dances when he’s excited.  He’ll bob his head cheerfully as he walks, glad to just be out.  He’s gone to the grocery store with Baz a few times in his vlogs.  Those videos are some of the best ones.  They bicker about everything from which kind of milk to get to who gets to carry the baskets.  Sometimes we can see Baz’s mouth quirk like he’s trying not to laugh, like all this bickering is just a game for him.  Of course, this sends the SnowBaz shippers into a frenzy, the idea that maybe, just maybe, Baz doesn’t hate Simon as much as he lets on.

           But there’s one video on Simon’s channel that is the absolute bread of life for anyone who ships the two of them.  Simon is doing a Q&A, and as usual Baz is sitting and reading in the background.

           “This question is from Twitter,” Simon says, reading off of his phone.  “They ask ‘Are you in love with anyone right now?’”

           And if you look closely, you can see Baz go rigid.

           “Well,” Simon leans in close to the camera, “I have been messaging with someone quite a lot.  I don’t know who the person is, but we’ve gotten really close and I’m starting to think -”

           “Could you keep it down, Snow,” Baz pipes up, his voice tight.  “I’m trying to read over here.”

           Simon doesn’t speak of it any further, but Baz sneaks glances at the back of Simon’s head more than once before the video is over. I don’t know how Simon could have not noticed it.  Certainly every single one of his viewers did, which is to say over a million people. Perhaps love is completely daft.

 ***

           When I arrive home from work on a particularly rainy day in October, I am delighted to open my computer and find that Simon is in the middle of a livestream.  Comments flow constantly from the sidebar and I settle in to join the party.  He’s in a different room this time, one with a neatly made bed on which he sits, and I gather that it’s his room.  It looks so clean, but I wonder if there’s a disaster hiding behind the camera.

           Simon leans towards us like he’s trying to read all of the comments and questions as they flood in.  He gets a lot of I love you’s and he grins in response, trying to return as many of them as possible.

           “I’ve got to go soon,” he tells us and I sigh in disappointment, “but I’ll answer a few more questions first.”  He’s quiet for a minute as all the viewers catch up with the stream.  “Here’s one: ‘Did you find out who was messaging you so much?’”  He pauses before answering.  “Funny you should ask, because yes, I did, and that’s a perfect segway into what I wanted to talk about.”  He shifts on his bed.  “I have a bit of an announcement -”

           His door opens behind him, and Baz in all his glory appears in it.

           Comments start flying in of “BAZ” and “OMG”

           “What are you doing?” Baz asks without a hint of a sneer in his voice.

           “Just filming a live show,” Simon tells him. He seems… nervous?

           “A live show, eh?”  Baz strolls over and – wonder of wonders – sits down on the bed next to Simon.  We’ve never seen him this close to the camera, and his eyes are this lovely mix of gray and green.

           We’ve also never seen him this close to Simon before.

           My heart kicks up a notch.  I’ve fallen down the slippery slope and now there’s no denying that I ship it completely.  I grab a pillow to hold to my chest and go into fangirl-mode, overanalysing every inch of their proximity.  With a click I maximize the screen, blocking the other comments from my view.  I want to see every pixel of this.

           “I was just going to make that little announcement,” Simon says, staring at his hands in his lap.

           “Ah,” Baz nods, apparently understanding.  “Go on, then.  Carry on, Simon.”

           Did he –

           Did he just call him Simon?

           He never calls him Simon!

           “I can’t do it if you’re here!” Simon protests.

           Baz gives a shrug.  “Then I’ll tell them.”

           He takes Simon by the collar and kisses him.  

           I scream into my pillow.

           Simon and Baz are kissing, right now, in front of millions of people.

           I can practically hear the collective aneurism that the fangirls are currently having.

           They’re still kissing, and Simon is grinning against Baz’s mouth.  It’s the most genuine smile he’s ever graced the internet with, and it’s not even for us.

           I’m tearing up, I’m so happy for them.

           Baz lets Simon go and turns to smirk at the camera. “That one’s for all you SnowBaz shippers out there.  Don’t think we don’t know.”  He winks. He fucking winks.

           And then he leaves.  

           Simon turns back to the camera, his cheeks red and his lips puffy.  He grins sheepishly.

           “Um, yeah,” he stammers, “that’s what I was gonna tell you about.”

           I tap the comment box.

           pennyforyourthoughts: Called it.

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New York City in the Snow…

I (finally) made a video and tell the secret to how I take my NYC snow photos like the ones in this post here…



It’s also my recommendations for the best cameras for YouTube, for travel, for beginners, and for people on a budget! :)

Hope this is helpful. 

sleepyhead

this was an anonymous request, hope you like it love!

Word Count: 1000+

Rating: PG

You couldn’t help but chuckle as you scrolled through your Instagram. 

“What’s funny?” Joe asked, looking down at you. You were on your back on the couch, your head on his lap, his fingers running through your hair. You passed your phone to him, showing him Caspar’s Instagram post with Maddie. 

“They’re so cute,” you said, reaching up to toy with the strings of Joe’s hoodie. 

“We’re cuter,” Joe smiled at you.

“I know,” was all you said, but Joe knew you well enough to read what you didn’t say. He took your hand, kissing the back of it gently. 

The two of you were a very open couple when it came to each other, but not when it came to the rest of the world. Joe wasn’t really one to share his personal life, and that included you. You understood it, of course. After seeing all the hate on Maddie’s profile, or any girl who could possibly have any connection with any of the boys for that matter, you didn’t have to question why Joe wanted to keep your relationship a secret. 

That didn’t mean it didn’t suck though. From no PDA in the vlogs to no social media posts, it was hard to keep up with sometimes. Joe was Joe, but Joe was also thatcherjoe, and not being a part of that side of his life was almost like missing a big part of him. Sometimes, you just wanted to post a cute picture of your boyfriend. All the thoughts made you feel selfish, so you never brought them up, but Joe saw right through you anyways.

“I wish we didn’t have to hide either,” he murmured to you. “I’d show you off to the whole world if I could.”

“You can you know. I’m sure I’ll develop a tough skin,” you replied.

“You shouldn’t have to.” His voice was sharp, and you tread carefully.

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Some Doomworld/post-Doomworld headcanons because why not honestly: 

  • They end up just chilling in Nate’s basement all the time and Nate’s mom is happy because wow he has friends now. 
    • Malcolm and Darhk have nowhere to go so?? They just end up joining the Legends to try and figure out what to do about Thawne. 
      • “Aw, Nate, you have two new friends, how nice.” 
      • Nate and Damian: “He’s not my friend.” 
      • Malcolm: *already into his 5th sandwich* “These are delicious, Mrs. Heywood. 
  • Axel the Rat is enjoying a life filled with sandwiches and tiny pastries and Mick will randomly make kissy noises at him, which earns him weird looks (except from Ray, who’s happy Mick loves his present). 
  • Doomworld Stein is just really confused about everything. The guy witnessed a murder and a bunh of time travelers fighting; at this point he goes home and when Clarissa asks about his day he shrugs, says, “the usual” and goes immediately to sleep. 
  • Even Janitor Ray knew his true calling: vlogger. He would end up vlogging about his life, the best cleaning methods, hopes and aspirations. Thawne found his vlogs one day and groaned. 
    • He subscribed though. And he liked the videos. 
  • Rip knows how to make the best cakes so now every time someone has a birthday he spends the entire day making a cake specialized for them (and lord help the person who tries to help him because Rip will hole himself up in the kitchen making this cake). 
    • Ray tried to lick the frosting and Rip almost killed him.
      • “Ow! It’s my cake!” “It’s my masterpiece!” 
      • He’s petty and puts in “Happy Birthday Mr. Palmer” instead of Ray and also puts Ray’s real life atom suit on top. 
        • “Aw, is that a little mini m-wait is that my suit?”
    • Nate got a Star Wars theme and Ray cried for him. 
    • Amaya’s has a cute animal theme and she freaking loves it okay.
    • Stein’s is probably like, universe related and has formulas written on the side in frosting and he spends an hour pouring over the formulas and explaining them while everyone else half nods. 
      • Sara tries figuring out if she can just eat some cake without Stein noticing. He does, and pulls the cake away and tells her that he’ll be happy to let her eat after he explains every formula.
    • Gideon even gets her own mini cake; Rip designs the cake for a week before he finally uploads it and the team sings her a happy birthday. 
    • Mick’s is big and has literal donuts in the cake because Mick requested it. Rip is a little horrified but does it anyway. 
      • He also made a pizza cake because Mick said he wanted meat. Mick ended up eating the whole thing and didn’t share with anyone else. 
    • Rip couldn’t figure out what he wanted for Jax’s theme, so he made the cake three tiers and put in a different thing for each tier: the bottom layer was green and looked like a football field (with it’s own football player and football), the next layer had tiny cars and looked almost like a racetrack, and the top layer had sparklers and was fiery red. 
    • Sara’s has knives all over the cake. Literal knives. She almost tears up when she sees it. 
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Here’s my review or something of Disney’s live action remake of Beauty and the Beast. This is the latest in their line and this one I probably dislike the most because of what it’s trying to recreate. The original animated Beauty and the Beast was a best picture nominated film and is loved by many, but this live action remake by Disney just doesn’t live up to it.

REBLOGS are appreciated!

Eating Açai bowls in Chiang Mai = dreams 🌈🌟 maybe one of the best ones I’ve ever had. And all in perfect timing because today celebrates one year of me being Vegan! Can’t believe it’s come so fast, and it’s the best thing I ever did 💚 Our journey and travels in Chiang Mai are nearly coming to a close but I’ve taken many videos and the vlogs will come as soon as I retrieve my laptop back from work 😅

LA VLOG #1 - Stiles Stilinski Imagine

Characters:Youtuber!Stiles, Derek Hale, Scott McCall, Reader.

Trying something new! It’s kinda short but it’s just for a test run.

Originally posted by dontgobrienmyheart

“Hey, guys! Stiles here! Today I’m out in LA for Vidcon! I hope to meet some of you guys here, I posted my schedule in the description.” The boy on the screen points down.

You were going to Vidcon today too, to meet the boy you’ve watched since YouTube first started. You’ve grown with him, and as weird as it sounds you feel like he’s one of your best friends.

You get dressed and open the video back up to screenshot his schedule.

The video resumes from the spot you left it last time. “Derek here is coming with me. Isn’t that right, Derek?” He looks at the older boy. Derek looks at him somewhat annoyed and looks to the camera nodding. “Scott should be around here somewhere?” Stiles says, looking around.

You smile, watching him look around. He was cute, you couldn’t deny that but there was something there. Something sort of ominous.

You’re in line with your ticket, looking around nervously. You should’ve come with a friend. You sigh and run a hand through your hair. You spot a head of dark hair and get up on your tiptoes. Your eyes widen. “Scott?” You yell and he whips around. You wave him over and he smiles.

“Do I know you?”

You shake your head. “No, I just wanted a picture.”

“A picture? With me?” He asks and you nod. He leans in and the two of you get a selfie.

“Who are you here to see?” He asks.

“Honestly, just Stiles.” You shrug and he laughs.

“Well, Derek and I will be walking around with him so I should see you again.”

You wave as he turns to leave. “Thanks for the picture!”

You finally get inside and you immediate go to look for Stiles. It’s almost impossible to find him with all of the crowds. You’re just about to give up when you head outside when you spot him.

You walk over and smile up at him.

“I was just thinking I wouldn’t see you again!” Scott laughs. “I never caught your name?”

“Oh, it’s Y/N. Nice to formally meet you.” He smiles and you shake hands.

Stiles watches the two of you talk. “Well, Y/N, wanna be in the vlog?”

You nod. “Hell yeah!”

He laughs and turns the camera on, showing you and him. “I met Y/N here at Vidcon! Say hi, Y/N.”

You throw up a peace smile and grin. “Hi, vlog!”

He turns the camera off and looks at you.

“Do you think it’s possible to get a picture?” You ask sweetly.

“Of course!” He laughs and you two take a picture. “You can stick around with us if you want.” Stiles points between him, Scott, and Derek and you nod.

“I’d love that.” You move over to Derek and get up on your tiptoes to try and reach his ear. He leans over to help you. “Picture?” You grin and he laughs. You broke Derek Hale. You’ve seen him on Stiles’ channel for years and he’s never smiled.

He leans down to reach your height and the two of you take a picture.

“We’re going to go grab lunch…wanna come?” Stiles asks and you nod. “Let’s go then.” You walk behind him and he waves you in between him and Scott.

“So, how long have you been watching my channel?” He asks and you shrug.

“Since you started.”

His eyes widen and he throws his arms up spastically. You catch Derek roll his eyes. “That’s frickin’ amazing! Kind of embarrassing but amazing!” You laugh and he wraps an arm around your shoulders. “How old are you?”

“Oh, I’m a senior…17”

“Me too…but you probably knew that.” He facepalms and you giggle at his cuteness.

“I get watching YouTube and stuff, but why me? I have no specific theme.” He raises an eyebrow.

“I uh…you know I love the skits you do, also the gaming part’s pretty great too.”

“Let me get your opinion then.” He says. “Facecam for gaming or no?”

You nod kind of aggressively. “Facecam. You’re too expressive not to have a facecam.”

Scott laughs. “I told you.”

Stiles waves him off and laughs. “I wanted someone who watched to tell me.”

“So, Y/N.” He pats your shoulder, his arm still around you. “Want to film a video with me?”
If I Knew Then

Day 9 of @softkent‘s 14 Days of Love fic-a-thon: Falconers TV!

Bitty might have been the first Falconers TV fan on the team, followed closely by Ransom’s massive Tater obsession, but he’s far from the last. What had started out as a casual viewing at breakfast soon turns into a Haus-wide tradition, with half of the SMH gathering to watch every new video as avidly as they watched Jack’s games. And naturally, this being the SMH, they tear every video to shreds in the process.

“Tater’s right, his falcon looks like a diseased rabbit.”

“How do you draw that shitty a falcon when there’s a giant painting of the logo right on the wall?”

“Come on, boys, he tried his best,” Bitty normally intervenes, whether the ‘he’ he’s defending happens to be Tater or Jack or Thirdy.

“Yeah, you would say that, Bits.”

“’I wish I could bake a cake,’” Holster says, ‘”full of rainbows and smiles, and everyone would eat it and be happy.’”

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Outted || Jack Maynard Imgine

The sounds of cars whizzing past echoes in my ears. My feet move me across the concrete, a soft and warm hand links through mine. I squeeze the familiar hand acknowledging the person.

“I don’t care who sees us i just want to hold your hand,” A husky voice into my ear softly. I rake my eyes up to meet a shining pair of blue ones. I bite my lips softly.

“Okay,” I nod my head softly. Leaning my body into his slightly taller one. My side rested against his as we make our way into the familiar apartment complex. A brunette with camera in hand, vlogging himself, walks his way towards us. He spins its around to face us, our hands spring apart.

“If it isn’t the two best friends,” Joe teased, “Get inside.”

“Hello to you Joseph,” I says hugging him. He laughs pulling away from me.

“Hello Randy,” Joe greets embracing the boy who’s hand was once joined with mine. Joe turns off his camera.

“You guys don’t mind if I vlog tonight do you?” Joe asks skeptically. Mine and Jacks eyes meet and we share a pained look No being near each other tonight.

“Yeah i guess,” Jack mumbles under his breath.

“I’m sorry guys,” Joe says eyes looking at the ground. The guilt radiating off him in waves. The boys knew that Jack and I were dating, but we weren’t ‘out’ to the public yet.

“It’s fine,” I shake my head, attempting to change the conversation, “So what are the plans of the night?”

Joe perks up at the mention of the night. “Let’s just all hang out at my place and get smashed, yeah?”

I laugh and nod my head, following Joe and Jack as they make their way Through the apartment complex and up to Joe’s apartment.

As the night progressed and I drank more and more drinks, I was beyond tipsy.

“Hi,” Jack whispers in my ear lowly.

“I have a boyfriend,” I slur pushing him away from me softly.

“You’re drunk as fuck, babe,” Jack says attempting to place his hand in mine. I pull away quickly and poke his chest with my index finger.

“You need to stop or my boyfriend is going to have something to say about this.”

“Y/N I’m Jack, your boyfriend,” He says as if he’s explaining it to a child.

“You are?” I ask blinking my eyes rapidly to try and clear the now blurry image.

I giggle and stand on my toes to kiss him. He turns his head leaving me kissing his cheek. I pout and try to turn his head back to i can kiss him properly.

“Nuh-uh drunk, lets get you home now,” Jack says dragging me along and back to his apartment. Shortly after arriving at his apartment i pass out.

The next morning i wake up to Jack groaning and a phone buzzing relentlessly.

“Y/N please turn it off,” He says turning over to face me. Blinking my eyes open i pick up my phone and look at what’s making it go crazy.

“Fuck,” I say as my E/C eyes rake over the notifications on my phone.

“What?” Jack asks throwing his arm over my stomach. He pulls me closer to him.

“We’ve been outed.”

“What do you mean babe?”

“You know how last night i tried to kiss you? Joe got our conversation beforehand in a snap chat.” I say turning my phone off and locking eyes with Jack.

“Well,” He begins, “Guess we’re official now.”

“Four months later,” I say laughing, placing my lips on his softly.

“How are you not hungover?” He asks in between kisses.

“Magic,” I wink.

sportarobbie youtuber au

just just here me out on this one okay

sport has a channel dedicated to fitness, recipes, health, etc., and every video has an individual outro that basically restates the general idea then tells the viewer to have a fantastic day and that he hopes to see you soon

robbie on the other hand makes vlogs about clothing hauls, makeup tutorials and just fashion in its entirety. his updates are sporadic at best but he puts his all into every video and it shows

“but wait!”, you might be saying, “how do two completely different accounts come to know one another?”

well I’ll TELL you: body positivity

that’s their one overlap, but both are crazy passionate about it. at one point, a fan asks them to do a collaboration video and until then they hadn’t ever interacted, though after they look through one another’s videos they decide that it could work well

sport is the first to say something by commenting on robbie’s most recent video asking if he’d heard about the request

they don’t stop talking after making the first video of course, or at all

the rest is history

bethystyle  asked:

hello! i'm a huge fan of your stage shows and vlogs and i recently bought your book so i was wondering how you keep confident in the content you write about? i'm writing a book and hope to get it published one day and although i'm usually really excited every time i write and feel happy with what i create, i've recently been only thinking negatively 😬 don't get me wrong, i still love it (it's my own world i can escape to!) any advice? xx

Hello!

You’ve caught me on the best day to ask this because a few hours ago I was sat at my writing desk crying and saying to Pete “what if this is terrible? what if everyone hates this?”. 

Ultimately, it comes to to: is this something you’d like to read? and are you writing this story for you? 

As soon as you start writing the story to appeal to other people it loses it’s charm a little. There were so many people who hated On The Other Side because the character names were “twee” or they didn’t like that it wasn’t set in a specific time period or it was too “out there” and they didn’t like the magical elements but…at the end of the day I wrote that story because it’s something I would have liked to read had I picked it off the shelf from another writer and I wrote the story for myself. It’s a story I wanted to tell. Those two things keep me going and keep on me track when I write. As soon as the answer to those questions is no, something’s gotta change! 

xxx

YouTube Shallura prompt where Allura runs a beauty vlog and Shiro runs a physics vlog in which he does a bunch of cool science experiments. Both have tons of subscribers not just because of their skills but also because their personalities are entertaining. One day, Allura does one of those, “My Best Friend Does My Makeup” Tags and it’s Shiro who appears in the video and nobody knew that they actually knew each other, let alone that they are best friends!

Its a video filled Shiro’s awkward commentary as he sucks at applying foundation, contouring, and blending but his eyeliner skills are borderline perfection. It’s an overall silly video and the two get caught up in having so much fun with it.

At the end, Allura is looking at Shiro with her bright blue eyes as she asks him, “Do I look pretty?” And her face is just…a fucking mess. But in that moment, the audience can physically see the exact second Shiro falls in love with her right before he replies with, “No, you look beautiful.”

And their fans just explode.

Bonus:
Lance is also their friend and he runs a Gossip Vlog. He uploads a new video titled, “YouTube’s New Power Couple??” With Allura and Shiro’s face as the thumbprint because he and the squad have been waiting forever for this moment. Also because he’s a little shit.

Ok so I’ve just started semester 2 at uni and I saw that @sourcrown and @estudiyante wanted to know how to handle your first few days at uni (i hope this is what you guys wanted!). As someone who went through a lot of anxiety regarding starting uni, I know how it feels. So, here are some of the things I did to prepare myself:

STEP ONE: GET EXCITED

· Think positively about this whole experience. You are in for potentially some of the best few years of your life, where you can meet loads of new people, be independent, study something fascinating and really explore yourself and your interests

· Do not over think it

· Maybe watch some vlogs about people’s first days or move in days?

  

STEP TWO: PREPARATION

· Make sure you have everything you need: if you are moving into halls do you have all the kitchen/food/room things you’ll need

· Make sure you are prepared academically: take a look at your course website, email your new professors and ask for a reading list if there isn’t one online, do some general research if you don’t have a reading list

· DO NOT SPEND ALL SUMMER DOING NOTHING! if you can keep up your studying habits in between school and uni, you won’t have as much of a shock when you start back up

STEP THREE: THE BIG DAY

· Do not shut your door and cry because you miss your parents. You may be homesick, but you’ll feel a hell of a lot better if you start talking to your new flatmates. Maybe offer to make them a cup of tea and go from there?

· Go to your orientation/introductory lectures. They are boring as fuck but extremely useful if you don’t know anything about uni life

· Go to all the freshers fairs: often they’ll give you loads of free stuff and its an opportunity to sign up to societies and make even more friends

STEP FOUR: THE COMING WEEKS

· Do not slack off in your first few weeks. Yes, it will take some adjustment, but the quicker you get into a studying routine the better

· The first few weeks are seriously fun though, so take advantage of that before all the assignments hit

· Try an establish a work-life balance now before you have assignments/exams and you’ll find it a lot easier


 Good luck to anyone who is starting uni or coming back for a new semester (this can still be applicable to you!). The most important thing academically is to always be studying something, especially now that your work will almost entirely be self-motivated. If you fall out of the habit of studying, you’ll find your life is quite difficult when you have to revise for your exams!

The Moon Theater Youtube channel

After the events of the movie, and once the new Moon theater has its grand reopening, Ash and Johnny make a youtube blog for promoting shows and other events. At first Johnny tries to make it super professional, but Ash soon takes over and it’s completely silly

Johnny makes a tour of the theater and ties to introduce everyone super professionally, Ash makes her own descriptions 

  • “This is Buster Moon, he’s our boss.” “He’s also super gay!” “ASH!”
  • “This is Eddie, our stage manager.” “And Moon’s boyfriend!” “Ash please!”
  • “Here’s Meena, one of the singers here.” “She’s beautiful and amazing and she deserves nothing but love!”
  • “This is Rosita and Gunter, professional dancers.” “Rosita’s our mom and Gunter’s our awesome gay uncle!” “Ash! Oh my gosh!”
  • “This is Miss Crawly, she helps around the theater a lot.” “She’s basically our grandma.”
  • “And here’s Mike, he’s one of the best singers we’ve got.” “He acts like a jerk but he’s really a softie!” 

Ash, Johnny and Mike have their own tutorials on how to play their instruments

Meena has feel good pep talks on how to deal with stage fright or depression

Moon doesn’t really get it, but every time Ash or Johnny goes in his office with a camera he smile and waves. 

Ash films her and Rosita going shopping or other stuff

They have daily vlogs, and film the family going out to lunch

Ash does a lot of pranking videos, mostly on Mike

all to myself: vlog 2

“It’s hard to be a vlogger when half your subscribers care more about your hot friends than you.”
- Y/N, from her April 23, 2016 vlog titled ‘Jimin shows his stupid abs 8 times (not clickbait)

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pairing: jimin x reader, yoongi x reader
warning: implied smut

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@axelxyz321​  Yeah, H2O Delirious is one of a few better-known Youtubers that has never done a face reveal.  He did a joke video similar to the one from yesterday two years ago, where he just took the clown makeup off of his GTAV character.

The thing that bothers me is that people keep bugging him about doing a face reveal, or trying to track down his full name, or find other social media accounts he may have had.  They even bother CaRtOoNz about him–and wade through his social media accounts looking through all of his photos–because he and Delirious have been friends irl for many years.  Someone even suggested he try to secretly film Delirious in a vlog, as if he’d violate his best friend’s privacy like that.

I don’t get others’ obsession with needing to know what he looks like (or those extra-special folks that feel compelled to project themselves onto a real person–or argue about the possible ethnicity and body type of a real person–in spite of information they’ve already been given)We should just appreciate him, and accept him the way he presents himself to us.

I’m sorry to rant, but as fans, we are not entitled to anything about him.  Folks…just imagine if it was YOU.  Imagine if people were obsessively trying to track down YOUR name, and what YOU look like, or were constantly asking you to reveal your face, or bugging your friends about you.

And anyhow…I don’t blame Delirious, considering the kinds of comments Moo Snuckel got on his face reveal, and how clearly uncomfortable he was about it.

Musical Theatre Themed Ask

Some musical theatre related questions I often find mylsef thinking about:

1. What was the first musical you saw?

2. What musical got you really  into theatre?

3. Who was your first Broadway crush?

4. Name three of your current Broadway crushes.

5. Name four of your dream roles.

6. Favourite off-broadway show:

7. Favourite cast recording.

8. 2013 Tony opening number or 2016 Tony opening number?

9. Favourite show currently on Broadway.

10. A musical that closed and you’re still bitter about. Rant a bit.

11. Best stage to screen adaptation?

12. Worst  stage to screen adaptation?

13. Favourite #ham4ham?

14. A musical you would love to see produced by Deaf West?

15. If you could revive any musical, which one would it be and who would you cast in it?

16. If you could go to a concert at the 54 below, who’s would it be?

17. Do you watch broadway.com vlogs? Which one is your favourite?

18. Make a broadway related confession.

19. What do musicals mean to you?

20. Express some love for understudies and swings!

21. Best Disney musical:

22. Which Disney movie should be made into a musical?

23. Which musical fandom has the funniest memes?

24. Name a character from a musical you would sort into your Hogwarts house.

25. Name a Broadway star you would sort into your Hogwarts house.

26. Best on stage chemistry?

27. A Broadway duo you love.

28. What book, tv show, movie, biography, video game, etc. should be turned into a musical?

29. If you could make a jukebox musical, what artist or genre would you pick?

30. Favourite role played by _________________?

31. What musical has made you cry the most?

32. What musical has made you laugh the most?

33. Current showtune stuck in you head:

34. A musical that has left you thinking about life for a long time or deeply inspired you.

35. If you could perform any ensemble number , which one would you pick?

36. Name a musical you didn’t like at first but ended up loving.

37. What are some customes you’d love to try on?

38. Favourite dance break.

39. Favourite Starkid musical:

40. What’s a musical more people should know about?

41. What are some lines from musicals you really like?

42. Name a Tony performance you rewatch and rewatch.

“We fucked”// Conor Maynard Imagine

Warnings: Light smut

Word count: 882

I sat in the backseat with Anna. Conor driving, Jack in the passenger. Awkward glances were exchanged between Conor and me in the mirror. We were on our way to the boardwalk and boy were Jack and Anna excited. Jack turned up the music to one of his favorite songs by Chris Brown. Anna sang along. My phone went off. I looked to see it was a text from Jack.

‘What’s wrongggg' 


I looked forward meeting Jacks eyes in the window mirror. Jack had been my best friend forever. We recently moved in together but we came down to Brighton to visit Jack’s family. I shook my head and looked out the window. Conor parked and Anna and Jack got out immediately. When the door closed Conor grabbed his sunglasses from the middle console. 

“Are we going to talk about last night?” I asked him. Conor and I have kissed before last night but let’s just say last night we did a little more than kissing. He looked at me and opened his door, getting out to join Jack and Anna. I sighed. I got out of the car and Jack grabbed my hand. He dragged me down the boardwalk to one of the games. I laughed “Jackkk,” I said. I gasped seeing the stuffed elephant. 

“That is so cuteee,” I said. He paid the worker and won the game first try getting me the elephant. I recorded him with his vlogging camera as he won. “You are the best,” I said. He gave me a cheesy smile. I took a picture of him holding the stuffed animal for my Snapchat and he handed it to me. “Thank youuuu,” I said. “Want one?” He said asking Anna. She nodded and he won another time. “Thanks, brooo,” she said. I saw Conor roll his eyes but I didn’t pay attention. We spent the rest of the day laughing and running around until we decided to go back to the Maynard house. 

I was sleeping in the same room with Anna and we decided to spend time together before I went back to England tomorrow. “Ok I’ll be back I’m gonna go find Jack, I want to tell him goodnight,” I said making her nod. 

I walked into the hall and ran right into someone. I looked up to see I ran into a bare chest, Conor Maynard. He looked at me and went to walk away. “No,” I said grabbing his arm. I looked around and dragged Conor into the bathroom, shutting the door behind him. “Why aren’t you talking to me?” I said looking at him. “Is it because we fucked?” He looked at me and pushed me up against the wall and kissed me passionately. I kissed back and cupped his face.

 "Jump,“ he breathed. I followed his order and wrapped my legs around his waist. He supported my butt as he kissed down my neck. I ran my hands through his hair and he sat me down on the bathroom counter. He tugged on my shirt and I pulled it off leaving me in a black bra. Conor kissed my collarbone, leaving hickeys. All of the sudden the door burst open. "Oh my god,” I heard Jack said slamming the door. We broke apart and my face turned red. “I just needed to pee,” Jack complained.

 Conor laughed. I pulled my shirt back on and opened the bathroom door. “So is this like a thing? For how long? You didn’t have sex in our house did you?” Jack said talking fast. “Maybe. Last night. Not yet,” Conor said. I smacked him lightly and he kissed my cheek. “Ew,” Jack said pushing past us and going to the bathroom. I blushed again and Conor kissed my lips lightly. “Goodnight beautiful,” he said. “Goodnight,” I said turning red and walking back to Anna’s room. I looked to see she was already asleep so I laid down, turning the light off and did the same.

_

The next afternoon Conor, Jack and I went back to London. Conor invited Jack and me around his, which I gladly took the invitation. Jack on the other hand, however, was a bit hesitant. “You guys won’t be doing gross couple stuff, right? And you won’t fuck on Conor’s couch or something?” he asked. I hit his arm jokingly and we laughed. We sat on his couch for a while watching tv until Jack decided to leave. “Well I’m gonna head home, are you coming with me?” Jack asked. I shook my head.

 "Do you have condoms?“ Jack said pointing at Conor. "So funny,” Conor laughed. “And if you really want to know, yes I do,” he said. I blushed and hugged Jack as he left. I sat back down and Conor pulled me closer. He kissed my forehead making me smile.

 "Y/n?“ he sid breaking the comfortable silence. "Hm?” “I was just wondering if um you would like to be my girlfriend or something?” he asked nervously. “Of course I would,” I said with a huge smiled on my face. His soft lips met mine and I kissed back. His arms wrapped around my body, fitting perfectly. I wrapped my legs around him. “Do you want to stay tonight?” He asked. I nodded, kissing him on the cheek.