Hey guys! I'm doing a cover of the Steven Universe song "Peace and Love(On The Planet Earth)"
What I'd like for the ending verses of the song is a few random people to sing the last lines "Life and death and love and birth and..." "Life and death and love and birth and peace and love on the planet earth" "Is there anything that's worth more?"
So if you like the song and would like to be part of the video, just PM me a video of you singing one or all of the parts in the song(live action video would be preferred, but if you'd rather put a pic of your oc that's okay too).
Hope to see some replies, and hopefully I don't run out of parts before you enter yours(I only need one of each of the lines I mentioned).
I'm writing a book apparently....... I don't know when my brain decided this was a thing, but it is now.
So here's the beginning of it! Let me know what you think
P.S. - When this book is a thing, the cover is going to be flipped. The front is the back and the back is the front.. and upside down. So the back cover upside down is the beginning of the book XD
By Tech Reel
The title of this book.
You: “Yes.. what about it?”
What does it mean?
Yes, it’s a bit early to get shatter the fourth wall, mentioning the title and all. But look at it, what does it mean? “Confusing Humans”, some of you are gonna think it means that this book is about how confusing Humans are. Others will think it’s about how to confuse Humans. So which one is it? “Humans are confusing” or “Let’s confuse some Humans”? Yes. Well, no. Well both, and more. As a (sort of) human myself, I’ve learned that Humans are.. weird to say the least. What other species will do things like make suspenders, cupcake vending machines, Furbies…. seriously.. what the hell is up with Furbies, guys? Just.. just don’t, please.
Here’s another question. Can something be random and philosophical at the same time? Weird yet logical? Silly yet serious? Well I hope so because that’s what I am. Don’t believe it’s possible? Oh you silly little platypus, let me explain. This very book is actually quite a good example of this concept. You may have noticed that the cover is a bit.. strangely oriented. Not only is it upside down but reversed as well. Silly, isn’t it? But think of it this way. The cover being upside down represents that you’ll have to flip the way you normally think as you go through this book. It’s backwards because as you finish the book you’ll reach the front cover, a new beginning with new knowledge. As one thing ends another begins.
(It’s also because imagining how dumb people will look while reading this makes me laugh)
And the idea of this sold at stores intrigues. Will they display the back cover because that’s where the book starts or the front cover because.. it’s the front cover? Social experiments, I live to test humans with the stupidest of ideas. As you can already tell my brain is one weird specimen. Flipping between silly and serious, which is where I’ve applied my name of MethODDical on YouTube. The perfect description. Strange yet structured.
Alright, enough background information and exposition! Who’s ready to test Human nature?!
You: “OOH! MEEEEEE!! I AM, CHOOSE ME!”
SSSHHH, QUIET! You’re in a library, or class, or public, or the vacuum of space.
One more thing, forgot to mention it. Since I wanted this all to start with questions there was no big text saying this is a prologue, so here it is at the bottom. Better late than never!
Some days I'm not quite sure who I am.
In my past I've felt like a different person for each friend I'm around, due to the fact that I try to blend in with groups to avoid standing out and possibly being abandoned. It must be because I haven't talked to as many humans in the past two years as I have in these past two days. Among these friends I feel like I'm acting different ways when certain ones are around. The differences are much more subtle than they used to be, but I can still definitely feel them.
I feel like I try too hard to impress people. I tend to think that if I'm boring for even a second then the friend or friends I'm with will get bored of me. So I end up being more of a character than a person, consistently trying to be entertaining.
I'm not saying that I'm a boring person or that I don't like being random or entertaining through conversations. Although, I feel like there's a bit more of a serious or perhaps chill side to me that I don't show much. There's just a divide in my brain that won't allow it to appear in front of people, kind of like stage fright.
All I want is to feel like one person, the same person. To be the same alone as I am around people. Whether it's being silly, or chill, or excitable, or the Doctor. I just want to know who I am. I don't know how to achieve that, or how long it will take, but it's my goal.
To learn how to be a little more human.
Feeling kinda off, so I decided to write a poem thing. In my mind this is like some strange little Doctor Who thing, like a legend that is spread about the Doctor(And, in this case, me).
--- Thinking thoughts, before untold Feelings from companions old Lost in time, absent alliance Thinking out loud and speaking in silence ---
I really hate what keeps happening to me. I'll be in the mood to talk, and I'll go to a profile of a forum friend, and I'll consider messaging them to start up a conversation. But every time I chicken out and just don't do it. There are three people I feel comfortable messaging. One is on the forums and the other two are on Skype. I try to make friends and it very rarely happens. Then someone seems nice and we friend each other, but I just can't work up the nerve to message. I always stop myself when I realize I have nothing interesting to say, and I'm not entirely sure the appropriate reasons or protocols. It sounds like I'm really overcomplicating the whole "talking thing", and that's because I am. Overthinking is a thing I do. I just hate this. Coupled with the fact that I'm only able to talk to the three friends I mentioned about once a week as of recently :/
I've been feeling like I need someone again. Someone to make videos with, a new friend. Alone I've just felt fairly unmotivated. Which is why this Doctor Who quote came to mind.
I've altered it a bit to fit my own situation. The original is here in this spoiler.
And here's the modified version. --- Companion: "Then why am I here?"
Me: "Because....because I can't see it anymore."
Companion. "See what?"
Me: "I've been at this on and off for 10 years. After a while you just can't see it."
Companion: "See what?!"
Me: "Everything. I look at a video and it's just a big sketch, vlog, or film and I know how to start I know how to end it..and I've done both so many times. Now after a while everything is just stuff. That's the problem, you make all of YouTube your backyard and what do you have? A backyard. But you, you can see it. And when you see it I see it."
Companion: "And that's the only reason you took me with you?"
Me: "..There are worse reasons..." ---
Maybe soon I'll start looking for a channel partner again. Maybe.
Hey everyone. My name is Tech Reel, and this is my goodbye.
Now I don't know how long I'll be gone. It could be months, it could be a year, or maybe even just a week or so. I really have no idea. I just need to get away for a while.
Why? I've been down lately, really down. There's been so much on my mind and being here hasn't helped. In fact, certain circumstances on here are only reminding me of events I'd rather forget. Not only that, I've come to realize that I have no significant role here anymore. I post once in a while, and I talk to a few members, but not enough to satisfy me right now. I'm barely responded to, and I have many friends on my list that I either don't know or don't hear from. On top of that, I feel like I've developed bad habits caused by the features of this forum. Namely, refreshing a page thousands of times on end just waiting for either a response to see if a member's status changes to online. I continuously do it, and it just doesn't feel right. I need to distance myself, then hopefully when I return I won't do it nearly as much.
As I said, I do plan to return. This is not me leaving forever. This is just me stepping back for a while, so I can take some time to work out my personal problems. And let me just say that these aren't super serious problems. I'm not in any kind of trouble and I don't have any people forcing me to leave. It's just bad memories and a little paranoia, nothing big or important, so there's no need to worry about me.
For now, thank you all for being here for me at different moments in my time here up until now. This is the only forums I've ever been on where I feel like I'm part of one big community. Thank you Forums, thank you members, and a big thanks to the friends I've made here(You have my Skype, and we'll continue talking over there).
Until I return, goodbye everyone.
Ya know what, Brain? One of these days you'll work. One of these days, maybe just for one day, one hour..a minute. Heck, I'd be lucky if it worked for a second.
I will gain the ability to think. The question is, what would I think about? The answer? YouTube. Sounds like a strange thing to think about, I know, but I have my reasons.
It's been about 10 years since I first discovered my interest in making videos. I'd make home movies and other little comedy bits and such. Over time I found YouTube, and I realized that I could post my stuff online for people to see. My destiny was set. I wanted nothing more than to be a YouTuber. 10 years, 6 collaborating friends, and 8(or more) channels have passed. I've made very little progress. Each channel only doing slightly better than the last, but always lacking consistent views, subscribers, and worst of all, content. I always run into the problem of not having ideas or inspiration for videos. Eventually it evolved into a lack of motivation after my many failed channels.
So why do I keep going? Good question....too bad I don't have a good answer. The only thing that keeps me going these days is this feeling in my mind that I do still want to be a YouTuber. I still don't know exactly what content I love making, and I still have problems with inspiration and motivation, but I just know in my heart that YouTube is something I want to do. But why? How!?
I don't know. Maybe my brain actually will work for a few minutes some time. And you can bet I'll use every second to try and figure this out, because I'm stumped.