Here’s a clip that didn’t make it into the Meow Desu vlog due to copyrighted music. I think you’ll enjoy it.
Throughout high school I honed my craft—video—and created hilarious and spectacular things. I was told by so many people they were amazing and great and funny and I was definitely the next Stephen Spielburg. Then I went to film school.
Everyone in that first video class? They had honed their craft—video—and created hilarious and spectacular things. They were told by so many people that they were amazing and great and funny and they were definitely the next Stephen Spielburg.
The thing to remember is that art—whether it be drawing, video, sculpture, poetry, music, whatever—is a skill. Practicing will indeed make you better. But no amount of practice will ever change *you* and the way you think. From a “skill” perspective, you might be completely equal to another artist, but the things you each create will be wildly different.
Don’t stop creating because someone is better than you, because they’ll never be you—and that’s the most important part of your art.
(Recently posted this on Facebook for a friend, but perhaps the artists of Tumblr could appreciate it as well.)
Full video is here. From South Park’s Season 17 episode, “The Hobbit”.
From Skyrim 221
Get a whiff of Day 1370.
While I was at PAX Prime this year, I was talking to some of my friends about profanity, and what order they put certain words in. It became clear very quickly that I’ve always viewed words in a much different order than others! Alex pointed out, for example, that he considers “pussy” a very strong word, but I’ve never seen it that way. Everyone was also confused as to certain words I put very high on the list, such as “bitch” and “ass”. (I also realize I didn’t put “asshole” on here, but it’d probably be right above “dumbass”.)
Obviously this isn’t every word, but probably the big ones. This should give insight into some of my word choice during StephenPlays. We’ve always been seen as a more “family friendly” channel, and that’s probably partially due to how I view some of these words. For the record, it’s incredibly rare to go above “jackass” on my tower, and I’ve never used “damn” during a video.
So what do you think? Is my list strange? What words are out of order? Let me know how you’d adjust it for yourself. Reblog and change the words up!
StephenMail - July 2013