In which John visits an abandoned hospital, and the steam tunnels beneath it, with his friends Ransom Riggs (author of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children) and Elyse Marshall. This is as close to a horror movie as a vlogbrothers video will ever be.
In which John, having discovered an (inevitable) mistake in The Fault in Our Stars, discusses his list of the five worst typographical errors and grammatical mistakes in the history of the English language, from the Bible to Shakespeare.
So I've been working on a series of automatic moderation tools to put in the new chat, and I've come across an interesting dilemma. What actually needs to be filtered? And I'm not just on about words, here. There's also links, and topics, and phrases. The reason this is so difficult... Anyone? Well, in a nutshell, it's you lot. The average user. The people who speak in chat. You never really complain about anything until after preventive action has been taken.
Well, Wednesday night we had the Scoop investigation. I almost didn't want to wake up for my Thursday class. The rest of my day was spent trying to sleep, but not succeeding. Still managed to go to bed early that night (without blogging, but I did vlog for my collab channel. Does that count?):
Friday I had 8a.m classes. Fun. Then I came home, filmed a bit for my vlog this coming week, cleaned the house in… Continue
Added by William Redd on August 22, 2010 at 9:10pm —
Time literally got away from me. I had plans to attend the Guttermouth show at the Soapbox (because it's rare that a recognizable name band plays in Wilmington), but I neglected to keep a decent track of the date.
It was last night.
I realized this after a day of errands (and Bill's BlogTV show) when my friend Amanda posted a Guttermouth video to her FB page saying "singing along to this tonight."
If you'll indulge me, I'd like to take a moment to talk about my ongoing projects with Youtube.
Now, people who know me are up to date on my video projects, but anyone who just reads the blog has no idea what I've been up to for the past few months (the sounds of silence often speaks volumes). Well, first I'd like to talk about VidCon.
Time for my biannual blog post on the Ning! A lot has happened in my life since December. I graduated (!) with my Specialist degree and can officially call myself a "therapist." It's wild, growing up. But now I feel (and have been feeling for a while now) too old for Nerdfighteria. When the Brotherhood began (started watching just a few months after the vlog began), I seemed to be right on track in terms of age and interests of the community, but everything seems to be getting younger...maybe… Continue
Yeah, I think we all knew the blog a week was a pipe dream. I'm going to try again starting now, but honestly classes have been kicking my butt.
Anyway, for some time now I've been meaning to write an entry for The Tenth Daughter of Memory blog. For some reason, I've had a massive mental block when it comes to writing. Ideas come easy, but I can't decide how to write it up. This is my entry…Continue
Added by William Redd on March 9, 2010 at 9:58pm —
Earlier this quarter (school quarter, not fiscal), our assignment in English was to write a speech on a controversial topic. I assume you know what I chose, since you probably clicked on this post because of the title. I'm posting this here on the Ning for a number of reasons:
1. I think it's something Nerdfighters would be interested in reading
2. Two of John's videos are listed as sources
3. Something I haven't thought of yet.
The one where I talk about what St. Jude does and how you can help. Please help us out. Rate, comment and favorite this video and others like it. Woohoo! Let's make this world a better place for the kids.
Some of you might be familiar with the STATZ RAP video from the group at Univ. Oregon. A group of us first-year grad students at Univ. of Illinois at Chicago got together and made a quick video about our grad-level statistics & research methods course:
Some lines are inside jokes, some are stats jokes, but most of it… Continue
Added by Jethro on December 12, 2009 at 8:30am —
I have come to you for a favor. I'm an Anthropology major and for one my classes I have to write a mini ethnography. What's an ethnography you ask? In the most simplest way it's research on a particular community/culture. Instead of living with a community for a year+, you study/research a community for about a month or two, which is what I am doing. I've decided that nothing would be more interesting than study you guys. This community. If you look at my… Continue
History has proven that if someone has a racist agenda, they'll sometimes go about any means to achieve it, even if that means going so far and being so N00bish as to base some of their arguments on biology. Europeans used it as an excuse to enslave Africans and commit mass genocides targeting Native Americans; the Nazis used it as a reason for exterminating the Jews; etc. So am I racist when I say that Native Americans have a harder time with allergies and have a higher rate of diabetes and… Continue