Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Rest in peace, Stephen Hawking.

Stephen Hawking passed away today.  Here's a good video about him and his achievements.

"A still more glorious dawn awaits..."
-Carl Sagan

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Cool Creators #11: Bill Wurtz

This is a post in a series about creators I enjoy.

Today's creator I would like to introduce you to is Bill Wurtz.  He has been around for quite some time, and his unique style is fun to observe.  His videos, for example, are very well produced and have a purposefully slapdash feel, with heavy contrasts in color and mood.  Most of his videos are fairly short, but more recently they've become longer.  Check this one out, I really dig it.

I think it is safe to say that his style is unique among creators, on youtube or elsewhere.

Bill also has a website, where you can ask him various questions, or view most of his previous work.  He also has a twitter where he apparently makes one post per day.  If you enjoy his work, be sure to subscribe, so you can be the first to know when his new creations arrive!

Thanks for tuning in!  Stay tuned for more short blog posts on creators I enjoy!

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Cool Creators #10: Poisoning The Well

This is a post in a series of posts about creators I enjoy.

Today I'd like to introduce you to Poisoning The Well, a comedy duo who consistently creates social commentary videos in a humorous manner.  Each video is well produced and timely, and addresses a current event in the social media sphere.  From the skeptic clone uproar to the dawn of internet bloodsports, PhatPat and SoFain give their unique style and spin to the events that shape our online lives.  Take for example this video, perhaps the best video on this channel, regarding whether or not dogs have boobs brains, I mean.  Do dogs have brains?  The intro's a bit long on this one, but I guarantee you'll enjoy it, or your melons money back!

The epitome of high-brow entertainment.

If you enjoyed that, be sure to subscribe for all their new content IN REAL TIME!  You can also find SoFain and Phatpat on twitter.  They can also be followed on facebook, and I hear they have a functional website resting at this domain.

Stay tuned next time as we look at other great creators that I enjoy. Thanks for tuning in!

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Cool Creators #9: Rawman

This is a post in a series I'm doing on creators I enjoy.

Seems that I missed a few days, sorry about that y'all.  I got kinda busy and sidetracked.

Today I'd like to introduce you to one of my favorite creators, Rawman.  He is a self-professed grime rapper with an affection for video games and formal complaints.

This video here is indicative of his style, and I think you'll enjoy it.  This one particularly is a review of a movie he really enjoyed, and you can see his passion for it.

You can also find Rawman on Twitter if that's your kind of thing. Don't forget to subscribe if you enjoy his content.

Stay tuned next time when we look at another of my favorite creators!

Monday, February 19, 2018

Cool Creators #8: The Captain's Stuff and Things

This is a post in a series about creators I really enjoy.

Today I'm going to be introducing you to one of my favorite YouTube response channels.  The Captain has a fairly straightforward response channel.  The thing that makes his channel stick out is the style of animation used for the various characters, which are all voiced by him!

Go take a look here and see what I mean.  This was a good video.

The captain is one of my favorite response-type channels.  Go check him on Twitter for more high-sailing shenanigans!

Stay tuned next time when we check out another creator!

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Cool Creators #7: Jeph Jacques

This is a post in a series about creators I enjoy.

Today's creator is Jeph Jacques, and he's primarily known for his webcomic series Questionable Content, though he has a great many other creative endeavors. 

His art style has improved greatly since strip number one, and has also changed over time.

I made a collage of images from the various eras of style found on QC comic.
Jeph also has other webcomic adventures, like those found at Alice Grove, or for example.  He also had a bit of a spate with walmart over a horse.  Jeph is also known for his soundcloud, where he uploads music occasionally. 

There's a song I rather liked.  Hopefully you will enjoy it also.  You can find Jeph on Twitter as well, where he's fairly active.

If you like what he does, be sure to follow him on soundcloud or add QC to your feed reader, so you can keep up with the various things he does.

Stay tuned for more blog posts discussing creators I really enjoy!

Cool Creators #6: Steve Terreberry

This is a post in a series, of creators I enjoy.  Perhaps you can enjoy them too!

Today we're going to be taking a look at Steve Terreberry, a cool creator whose main focus is on music.  He has a very unique and quirky style, and a generally family-friendly approach to video creation and presentation.  Steve is most well known for his Youtube channel I believe, and here is one of my favorite videos from him.  It's been around a little while now, but it's the kind of content I really do prefer from creators like this.

This puts him squarely in the domain of other big names you might recognize, a few of whom I plan to cover in future installments of this series.  Education is not the forefront of his channel, but you can still learn quite a bit about some of the more obscure or abstract aspects of music theory, like you can find in this video discussing ten of the longest spanned chords on guitar.

This video starts with an advert from StevieT, which is becoming a trend with most youtubers at this point, so that's fair.  His Youtube channel claims that he has a facebook, but I was only able to find him on Instagram, which I don't really use much, so I don't know how active he is there.

Steve generally has a a video or two every week, and he's changed format a bit recently to do more blog-like videos, which are also entertaining.

If you enjoyed him, be sure to hit that subscribe button so you can see all the newest content when he posts it.  Stay tuned next time as we look at another cool creator!