This article is the writing equivalent of a hot water bottle for these cold, cold days.
This year is really barreling along at a pace that we will never get used to. How is it already March?! The crazy amount of snow that is still around in some places has created a frenzy to start the new month, but we’re here to help. Unlike the bread situation in supermarkets recently, there is something in this article for everyone and definitely enough to share.
Last night was the 90th Oscars in LA, the biggest night in film which celebrates the best that Hollywood has to offer. To a large number of creatives, it’s one of those nights that inspires people the most. Here’s to you working on growing and getting better at what you love. Enjoy this week’s Round-Up!
The Last Week | Thomas ‘Tomska’ Ridgewell
For the past 100 weeks of our lives, Thomas ‘Tomska’ Ridgewell has vlogged his experiences, sometimes with the help of his friends. He has really let us in to his life in a way that he hadn’t before. A few months ago, he let the audience know that he would be ending the series at 100 and, sadly, the time has come.
We’ve seen Tom cover a range of topics in the SitC award-winning series including mental health, dog ownership, Robot Wars and Steven Universe to name just a few. For these reasons and so many more, it has meant a lot to people and we’re sad to see it go. Just like Tom’s hair, Last Week has dyed. A “big jizz” to everyone involved in the series for the past two years. Thank you Tom.
My Top 10 Films of 2017 | Sammy Paul
Sammy Paul is an incredible director and producer in his own right and his knowledge and level of craft have come via watching a lot of different films. This means that his taste has been refined to a place where others look to him for recommendations and, thankfully, he’s whittled his top films of the year down into one video. His list isn’t really limited to ten, with eight honourable mentions as well so there’s even more chance to find something in there for you to love.
Films like Good Time starring Robert Pattinson (on Netflix) and The Big Sick (on Amazon Prime) are available to watch right now so go and get caught up to join in the frankly wonderful discussion in the comments of this video. Here’s to continuing the annual tradition this time next year!
Post Birth Recovery Tips/Tricks/Hacks (Postpartum) | Louise Pentland
If you’ve been living under a rock or a bridge (we see you trolls) for the last few months, then it’ll be news to you, but Louise Pentland has had her second baby, Pearl!
Since the birth, Louise has uploaded a lot of content about motherhood and all of the things that come along with it. This video is a one stop shop for all her tips about how to recover from childbirth. She mentions a lot of graphic things to do with childbirth so do keep that in mind. However, its great to see Louise putting her all into her motherhood content and her passion to inform shine through.
The Notting Hill reference at the beginning of the video is hilarious as well, so watch out for that one.
Make YouTube Great Again | Emma Popcorn
The smaller creator community has been very vocal in recent times about their disillusionment with YouTube as a platform due to YouTube’s actions negatively impacting revenue streams, as well as many other reasons that may include a Paul brother or two.
Many of us have been talking about what can be done but Emma Popcorn has gone and done something to try and combat these issues. Underground Creatives is a movement that looks to highlight creators that aren’t getting the love that they deserve. This video talks about what UG aims to do and it is all super exciting. Flushing The Tubes vibes are always appreciated!
We are excited to see what happens with it going forward.
The Simpsons Couch Gag [Reservoir Dogs] | Lee Hardcastle
Do you ever watch something and just wonder ‘how?!’ The Tesla that’s now in space, almost everything in Inception, Lee Hardcastle’s new video…
Over the years, plenty of creators have created their own version of a Simpsons couch gag with Justin Roiland of Rick and Morty being one of them. However, Lee has created something wholly unique, a claymation short that takes a lot from Tarantino’s Reservoir Dogs but with characters that we’ve been familiar with for over twenty-five years. The bloodshed is impactful because of it.
The way in which the story is told over the minute and a half is wonderful and is full of surprises that keep you guessing the whole way through. We’re still thinking about it now. Please watch it and give this art the views that it deserves.
Amy Linares talks about her love of serial killers in this video. It’s not as worrying as you might think. The video talks briefly about why serial killers are so interesting to her, then goes into her book recommendations based around this topic, including Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood amongst others.
Emma Blackery has released a whole bunch of music. Due to her talent and passionate audience, many of her viewers have chosen to cover her music for their own channels. In this video, Emma sits down and watches a selection of these covers, commenting on them as she goes. We thought one of them is especially exquisite- you’ll have to watch to try and work out which one you think it is.
CosVlogs has hit our collective nostalgia bone (it’s right next to the funny bone btw) with the first part of his playthrough of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. It’s a classic game with graphics that leave a lot to be desired these days but you’ll enjoy watching this video nonetheless. Try not to gorge on the Bertie Bott’s Every Flavour Beans that are literally everywhere.
Lucy Moon’s 168 Hours is back. This one is filled with the quintessential Lucy hallmarks, incredible music choices, arty shots and insightful introspection…did we mention the music?! We’re incredibly jealous of the fact that she saw Kendrick Lamar and James Blake live and the obscenely wonderful amount of pancakes in this video. Our hunger pangs have now set in!