All of the congratulations to my secret brothers John and Hank who just passed 1 million subscribers on YouTube, who consistently post excellent content, who are so invested in YouTube as a community, who are funny and kind and generous and intelligent and witty and brilliant. I love you guys and often feel like you both really are my brothers. I am so proud of all you have achieved and all you will achieve and count myself lucky to have been watching you right from the start.
Yours, with love,
Secret London sister Rosianna.
God sometimes I don’t realise how tired I am til I look at my own videos and see how tired I look. This was shot (for the second time, after my memory card fucked up) after a long long day at work…but yeah. Ughh. ANYWAY. Not the point.
You may have noticed over the past 750+ pages of my tumblr that I have a compulsion to share all of Hank and John’s vlogbrothers videos but this is only because they keep making brilliant videos (so rude! I’m stuck in such a video rut right now and they insist on consistently being excellent at vlogging). Anyway this one is particularly tumblr appropriate but I also just really liked it because I spend a lot of time thinking about healthy communities as spaces that encourage creation and sharing.
Isn’t it like U.S. Voting Registration Doing Day today? If it is and even if it isn’t, watch this video guy and share it with your friends on Facebook and stuff who might not be subscribed to YouTubers and instead use the internet for something to do with pandas. Hank does the sense making thing.
Also for those of you who aren’t U.S. residents, have you registered for the electoral roll in your area yet? I am in the process of doing so (I just moved) so you should too. Hurray!
It’s been a little while since I last read Fahrenheit 451 (a year or so) but the bit about the mirror factory has always spurred a lot of thoughts, like, for example, the desire to have a “long hard look” at yourself or whatever it is G says is not that distant from what (I think) we look for when we look at stories that just happen to be visual, i.e. on the screens — come from wanting to put your faith in something external but also wanting that external thing to be internal. Also, the technical aspect of mirrors, which — as objects — we don’t think of in the same way as we do televisions and things, but they are objects all the same, they don’t just appear, they are created and crucially, mirrors aren’t a true reproduction of how others see you but a “true reflection” comes to be defined by the image of you created by mirrors. So they’re at once true and not true.
Gah want to read it again.
Have I by any chance mentioned how much I want a damn treadmill desk?
We were legit talking about them in the LeakyNews chat earlier today and then this video was uploaded and I had to hide under my duvet from the green monster.
Also now I’m scared shitless about how likely it is that I’m going to die very soon from excessive sitting.