Vlogging?

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So lately, some of my classmates and I have been intrigued by the world of vlogs.

Wikipedia defines “Vlog”: A video blog or video log, is a form of blog for which the medium is video, and is a form of web television. Entries often combine embedded video or a video link with supporting text, images, and other metadata. Entries can be recorded in one take or cut into multiple parts. It is also a very popular category on YouTube.

Easy enough!

Obviously, Youtube was the one that brought this to our attention. Vlogging has been around for awhile, but I’d like to say I was the first one in my class who actually watched vlogs instead of covers. Because I’m cool, and covers are too mainstream. I do watch the occasional Tiffany Alvord, The Fergies and so and so.

The first Vlog channel I came across would be Vlogbrothers, a vlog channel run by two brothers, Hank and John Green. (Yes, John Green, The Fault in Our Stars, Green.) They began the channel with Brotherhood 2.0, where they communicated — for an entire year — only through vlogs. Talk about dedication!

Anyways, I got hooked. 4 minutes of them talking about things you actually care about — well, cool. But I didn’t want to just watch one channel and wait for new videos every week, so I went out to explore the lalaland of vlogging.

I apologise for my childishness in this post. I’m moody.

Some of the first Vlog channels I came upon were dicasp (Caspar Lee), danisnotonfire (Dan Howell), and of course, JacksGap.

JacksGap was originally a channel run by only Jack Harries, to document the happenings of his Gap Year. In a video called Twins, Jack introduced his twin brother Finn Harries, who then went on to be in most of the videos and a part of the channel.

[Later, this literally became our obsession. Oh, and there are those copycats that see our statuses and change their last names to Harries too. but we’ll talk about them some other time]

Okay so  my wannabe classmates and I decided to follow the path of vloggers. Actually, we literally decided that yesterday morning. So now we’re in the horrible, terrible, painful stage of creating a youtube channel. Picking a name, attempting to fish for ideas to make videos…

I don’t know about you, but maybe I’ll just stick to blogging. Vlogging? Way too complicated. I’ll just set it aside for now.

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Daily Prompt: May 15 | Hazel Grace Lancaster

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The prompt can be found here.

I’m probably not going to be able to post this on the day of the prompt itself, but I love this prompt so very much, and I decided to give it a shot.

So here we go, this is Hazel Grace Lancaster from The Fault in Our Stars.

bold: interviewer/Maxine regular: Hazel Grace

Hello, Hazel.

Hello.

So, Cancer.

Cancer! Yes, I haven’t been cured of cancer. Not much has changed. I still have those horrible tumors inside of me, and I’m still forced to take my meds, get my therapy, all that crap.

How bad is it?

Not as bad as it was before, but still there. Lurking. Creeping. Like a stalker.

Anyone special in your life now?

My parents; Issac, who I spend most of my time playing blind video games with. Kaitlyn – when she’s not chasing boys and worrying that her toes are too big.

I meant, romantically speaking.

[freezes] No, no no no no no. I could never- I- Ugh.

You still love Augustus?

I will never, ever stop loving Augustus Waters.

Do you miss him?

Every day. Sometimes, I go to bed thinking, what if Augustus was with me now? Right beside me. Living, breathing. But I know it’s never going to happen. Because he’s gone.

I’m sorry.

So am I.

What was your favourite part of his letter? The one he sent to Van Houten?

Everything. But mostly, how he said I was so beautiful. [chuckles] No, I’m kidding. What he said about leaving marks. Leaving scars.

I’m sure that was a hard time for you. What kept you going?

It was. My parents, Mr. and Mrs. Waters, Issac, mostly. I kept thinking, that I should die. Die and be with Augustus. But if I died, I would be affecting all of them. I didn’t want to hurt them.

You’re a time bomb.

Yes, I am. Tick, Tock, Tick, Tock.

You probably have a lot to grieve about.

No, because I don’t regret my decisions. I mean, of course, at first, I was sad, depressed. When Augustus… died. But then I realised, that I shouldn’t dwell on the past, that I should look ahead, because even though Augustus doesn’t have a future anymore, I do. //

 

fin.