The most disappointing thing is when I click on the username next to a nasty comment and it’s a member of the HP fandom or a nerdfighter or something of the sort; it’s just like when you think really highly of a friend and they let you down. You know it’s not the end of the world and it doesn’t necessarily even affect you but…they could be so much better and so much kinder and they chose not to be and it’s that that is a shame and a waste.
In which Rosianna revisits an old video topic.
Bre’s video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lp00QgzjeWI&feature=plcp
Pre-order Finding Hogwarts on DVD and Blu-Ray: http://www.findinghogwarts.com/
NOMS: Vegetarian recipes and whatnot: https://gumroad.com/l/MYX
THE LADIES SURVEY: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VrScdJmwyek
some things I wrote in the six months after my dad died in a nice pdf format for $3 oooooh: “Abstract and Brief Chronicles of the Time,” at https://gumroad.com/l/HAz
It’s been a year since Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 was released. I’ve grown up a lot since then but it also makes me quite sad for various reasons to look back at this. I say often: the person you see in my videos isn’t exactly me. I stress that I don’t tell my YouTube audience everything about me. But what I didn’t expect is to look back at this and not remember how it felt to have fun with friends with two parents alive and waiting for me at home. A weird thing to forget but it makes me so sad that in a year so much can change. I was sad for different reasons here (this video was uploaded a few days before my dad had his stroke, but I was sad for lots of reasons, I’m generally inclined to be sad) but none of them so unfixable as losing the knowledge of two parents waiting for me. Things have changed since that film came out and I never knew they’d change this much, but the people in this video are still my friends and I still love them so much. But it’s not the same, you know? It can’t possibly be the same ever again. That’s a good thing, in many ways. I just miss him.
Josh: At the heart of it all, it’s not that we were celebrating Harry Potter; we were celebrating the coalescence of a culture that grew with the internet age. We’re celebrating being able to reach out over virtual distances and share something with someone we don’t know, but we know we like them because they like the things we like.
We were celebrating a new way to make and build friendships that we couldn’t 20 years ago. It’s not about Harry. It’s about geek culture becoming something that didn’t have to hide.
Josh: “I’m not saying throw the boy who lived out with the bathwater.”