Livejournal, you have returned! Except that.... you haven't. I can post but I can't read my flist. Boo.
This week flew by but was also interesting. Since everything I usually do is related to LJ in some way, down to watching TV that isn't live, I was on YouTube finally getting around to watching a bunch of things like A Very Potter Musical/Sequel and Echo Base CA
-related videos, like all the guys' VEDAs and most of the music videos.
Let's talk about Starkid for a second. Darren Criss is cool, and I enjoy his dorkiness and creativity, but I don't really enjoy a lot of his original songs outside of AVPS/AVPS. His fans tend to annoy me on Tumblr and Glee is another issue. Joey Richter on the other hand is a beautiful, beautiful man that I prefer to just stare at while he speaks. He sort of reminds me of Samm Levine mixed with Jared Padalecki and a dash of teddy bear. Just look at him:( Under here )
Ugh, I love.
Also, I am addicted to "Stutter" and Joe Walker's Umbridge. I'm not sure why that's the character I walked away with the most amount of love for, but it happened. I do like Snape and Draco (LAUREN LOPEZ IS REALLY HOT, I DON'T UNDERSTAND HOW A WIG CHANGES THAT), too, but UMBRIDGE. <33 And I'm not sure if this is an unpopular opinion but I think the sequel is better if only because the songs are nicer and there are a lot more human moments in it than in the first one, which was sillier. And it is my plan this weekend to learn the dance moves to this:( Stutter at LeakyCon )
Now wizard rock. I'm really
upset that I got this into wizard rock this late. I should've been paying more attention when I started downloading things back in 2007/2008. The Remus Lupins are apparently disbanded now and Alex is now in Ministry of Magic (my favorite group, so not all that bad?) and the Harry and the Potters are still going strong, but I just missed the Con Tour in early July and I feel like all the bands might be stopping now that the movies are over and there isn't more canon to come in any respect (except for Pottermore, maybe?). I mean, I can't even find the MySpaces of some of my older faves. At least I got to see a bunch of them at the Wizard Rock Festival in November and I'm seeing Harry and the Potters tomorrow. And I really wish I could go to wrockstock but it's too far. My consolation prize is that people like Jason Munday and Alex Carpenter are still making nerdcore music, so I have that, if I don't have wizard rock. I wish more fandoms had their version of wizard rock. Doctor Who has trock but I have tried various times to watch Doctor Who and it didn't grab me. I don't even have
a major fandom right now, but I would dive into one if there was a music scene, probably. So right now, my biggest fascination is the guys from Ministry of Magic/Echo Base LA and their friends.
I can't even go through all the favorite parts from their vlogs, but basically, here are their Youtube channels:http://www.youtube.com/user/AlexanderCarpenterhttp://www.youtube.com/user/sarahsnitchhttp://www.youtube.com/user/JasonMundayMusichttp://www.youtube.com/user/lukeconardhttp://www.youtube.com/user/italktosnakeshttp://www.youtube.com/user/jimmyhttp://www.youtube.com/user/winterspringprohttp://www.youtube.com/user/johnjnoehttp://www.youtube.com/user/meekakitty
< who is also friends with Ray William Johnson of =3? Weirdddd.http://www.youtube.com/user/mikelombardo
Some of them have channels strictly for their vlogs and/or music.http://www.youtube.com/user/AlexCarpenterTwohttp://www.youtube.com/user/moreJasonhttp://www.youtube.com/user/lukeconard2http://www.youtube.com/user/theremuslupinshttp://www.youtube.com/user/theoceanicsixmusichttp://www.youtube.com/user/allcapsband
I also watched all of My Drunk Kitchen
, finally and now I sort of want to vlog myself cooking. Not necessarily drunk, but she makes it look hysterical and fun...
I've spent today thinking of new layouts for all my social network accounts. I went and found fonts for a logo, color palettes from colourlovers.com, design schemes from various Google searches, the dimensions and size of each image file I'd need.... and now I realize I don't really use Youtube, Twitter doesn't really need a professional background, LJ and Tumblr I just recently re-did and Vimeo doesn't do customizing. :/ So I just made backgrounds for Youtube and Twitter for whenever I decide I need to start using them. I did re-do my about.me page
and I'm still thinking of a better, more personal and unique background for that one, so it's just an artsy, hipster background for now.