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TenEighty, the Instagram stories of Internet Creator News, coming at you from the greatest country in the world, Wakanda! $700,000,000 in 10 days tells us that at least a few of you are there with us with Black Panther as well.
With the watershed moment that is Black Panther in mind, YouTube should take a leaf out of the Marvel handbook and lean even more into stories from people previously shunned from mainstream media in any real and substantial way. The Creators for Change initiative is a great start, but push on YouTube, do more!
Now, here is the Round-Up for your reading pleasure!
Mr. President | A gun laws slam poem | Angela Innes
Unfortunately, in recent times, America’s gun laws have found themselves in the news once again for all the wrong reasons. Angela Innes has used the pain and vitriolic language set forth by the defendants of the right to bear arms and focussed it back at them with cutting words that show language off as the incredible tool that it is.
Towards the end, this slam poem directly calls a certain orange leader of the free world. The creation of sound arguments and takedowns that would fly over the head of him and the majority of his death eaters. Eloquence is something that is so needed in a time of pointless rhetoric that avoids facts at all costs. Angela, in two minutes and 10 seconds, has created a piece of art that will hold itself against the barrage of pro-gunners who don’t seem to value the life of people.
i wrote a song. | Toby Randall
Toby Randall is signed to Jay-Z’s label, Roc Nation. (Yes, THAT Jay-Z.) With a single with DJ Khaled in the bag, he’s been focussing on original music recently, instead of the covers his channel is known for. This song, Grammy Parties, is one of those original pieces.
That Toby wrote this song himself is commendable on its own, but the fact that it happens to be good as well is a bloody great thing. The co-signs from big mainstream musical acts show faith that someone can see the talent that this kid has.
Keep killing it, Toby, and you might find yourself at a Grammy party before you know it.
TRANS AROUND THE WORLD: TRANS TUBERS | TheRealAlexBertie
Alex Bertie has started a new series on his channel called Trans Tubers, which is a self-confessed excuse to do a whole bunch of collaborations with creators from within the trans community. In this video, he enlists the help of creators, such as Stef Sanjati, to talk about how being trans is different in different countries around the world.
This is a video that will be incredibly helpful for so many different people, and this series is shaping up to do great things for the furtherment of trans people in society.
I DID BLACK PANTHER STUNTS! WAKANDA FOREVER! | Scola Dondo
Throughout Black Panther, there are incredible fight scenes, none better than the casino fight. No spoilers here. Scola Dondo has done a video with the stunt coordinator Jonathan Eusebio and Martin Freeman’s stunt double Matt Emig, recreating the stunts from the casino fights. All of it seemed a lot to deal with and Scola dealt with it incredibly well, making it look super easy, which it is not.
The subtle colour commentary in post-production by her really sells it. Watch out for her inner monologue, really bringing the whole thing together.
I don’t masturbate, and thats OK | Embly
Emi Salida self-identifies as asexual and aromantic. This is something that has impacted her in regards to the topic of masturbation. After discovering her choices, masturbation wasn’t something Emi felt that was necessary to be happy and content.
This video is something that is super informative for people who are unaware of how being asexual works in regards to many facets of life. The comments on the video speak about wanting more videos like this one, as there is a lacking of asexual narratives. Here’s to more from you, Emi!
Jimmy Hill takes us around his newly refurbished home in episode 6 of The House Files, showing us all what he’s done to create his cosy house. A beautiful job, Jimmy. The nosy ones amongst us really love looking at what people do with their houses. This is a video that scratches that itch.
Niomi Smart went to the 2018 BAFTAs. This video follows her whole experience, from the make-up to the hair, to the dress. THE DRESS HAD POCKETS, revolutionary and necessary. We are not at all jealous of you getting to go to the BAFTAs at all, Niomi, we promise!
Jean Menzies is studying for her PHD in Classics and brings that high level of knowledge to her channel on a regular basis. This video is about a slight variant of that, a personal favourite genre of hers, the “modern classic”. Jean talks us through Penguin’s new range of Modern Classics, which includes work from people such as Martin Luther Jr and Andy Warhol. The passion that she has for the topic she’s talking about is super engaging.
Evan Edinger is American, for anyone who wasn’t aware. He has lived in our fair country for a while now. Something that he just can’t assimilate with us on is the way that dates are formatted. Is it 26/02/2018 or 02/26/2018? To be honest, Evan throws some good points at the argument. Make your own mind up.