"Yes a 1 month hiatus is long enough! Thank you for your patience!" ~ Luna
Hehehe. It’s alright.
I’m aware Johnny’s got more important projects to focus on such as Hunters of Salmon Salamanstra & HandDrawnCurves (my personal fave; Shhhh!!). & he recently had the pleasurable opportunity to do Comic-Con again this year.
TL;DR I respect both him & his decisions well enough to consider other projects as top priority over this one.
Oh wow. & after typing this up, I never realized how super-mega-kawaii Luna looked in the above pic. This gon’ be fun!! ^_^
Does Independent Animation Have a Future on YouTube?
A very informative video by Australian animator Ross O’Donovan I thought I’d share with everyone. I definitely agree with his point at 6:25. But my side’s more along the “musicians” side rather than “animators” & other considerable occupations.
I’ve got a buddy called Shadrow who’s an independent & frequent YouTube content creator concerning commentaries (gaming & ponies) as well as music. While I definitely think he deserves the success he’s been earning from ponies throughout the past 3 years, I really can’t help but be bothered by how lackluster the success & notoriety for his other recent projects have always been.
I’m specifically referring to his music. I’ve been good friends with him long enough to know he’s spent about 2-3 struggling years creating his awesome album Caught-Off Guard (buy it here). & it really bothers me how the hard work & effort he’s poured into this album are receiving little to no mainstream success.
To an extent in which I’ve been sympathetic enough to console & comfort him when he was down in the dumps some months ago (that’re arguably) caused by these unfortunate YouTube problems (link here for the whole response) as well as pour some of my own hard work & effort into writing up a few very in-depth & justified reviews on how fantastic his music is (e.g. the Caught Off-Guard one).
To this day, I’m very irritated that Shadrow’s music hasn’t really taken off yet & is still buried deep underground. I’m applying the same case to another independent artist called Laura Hastings, who sings for Penny Ling from Littlest Pet Shop & also has an awesome & terminally underrated EP called Perfect Stranger (buy it here; read review here).
To summarize, I really can’t help but feel deeply concerned by how ludicrously limited the amount of success & notoriety a recent YouTube content creator can get nowadays because of the certain qualifications & high expectations needed to be fulfilled. To a degree in which I’ve been trying to raise awareness of how brilliant the above content creators are via Tumblr reviews & social media shares without being too much of an obnoxious nuisance to both them as well as my fellow friends & followers.
All that being said, I still have faith & am optimistic enough to believe & pray that the awesome musical content creators I mentioned above will be able to get a great amount of mainstream success while remaining independent in the near future like Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Adele, & the Arctic Monkeys. To an extent in which I can easily purchase a copy of a physical CD or vinyl from them in my local music stores rather than strictly relying on the (debatably) inconvenient digital markets. ‘Cause if it means most of my proceeds will definitely be given to the right people involved & not some worthless big-shots from a major record label that’s abusing their power like what EMI did to 30 Seconds To Mars, then it’s certainly worth burning some of my cash on.
Repost from @thehughjackman “Can’t wait to visit again! Thank you Hong Kong.”
Damn, man. From your previous posts, I knew you were around & would inevitably visit the lovely TST eventually.
But due to hot weather & health condition circumstances, I didn’t really bother to “hunt” for you :P
Despite that, I’m very glad you enjoyed HK.
I’m assuming your new look for that upcoming movie was beneficial for being incognito, no?
That said, I’m really hoping to have you ‘round here again!! ^_^
Linkin Park - “Final Masquerade” [Official Music Video]
Aaaaaaaww yes! It’s finally on YouTube!
I absolutely love this song. Specifically ‘cause I feel this would be the result of "In The End" & "Iridescent" crossing paths.
The music video’s cinematography is certainly swell, too. I really enjoyed the vague subtleties shown throughout the various scenes.
& while the whole “post-apocalyptic” concept is something LP’ve constantly been doing since Minutes To Midnight, it just goes to show that LP can constantly rehash anything creatively without it getting too stale :)