This article is the writing equivalent of a hot water bottle for these cold, cold days.
This year is really barrelling 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. 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 life, sometimes with the help of his friends. Last Week has really let us into Tom’s life in a way that we hadn’t experienced before. But a few months ago, he let the audience know that he would be ending the series at 100 – and, sadly, the time has now come.
We’ve seen Tom cover a range of topics in the SitC aAward-winning series including mental health issues, 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. And his list isn’t just limited to ten – with eight honourable mentions as well, there’s even more chance to find something in there that you’ll 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 this video’s comments section. 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, and it’s great to see Louise putting her all into her motherhood content and letting 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 community of smaller creators 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, which 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 shown us their own version of a Simpsons couch gag, but Lee has created something wholly unique – a claymation short that takes a lot from Tarantino’s Reservoir Dogs, but with characters we’ve been familiar with for over 25 years. The bloodshed is more impactful because of it.
The way in which the story is told over the minute-and-a-half is wonderful, and it’s 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 think one of them is especially exquisite – but you’ll have to watch to try and work out which!
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 of the obscenely wonderful amount of pancakes in this video. Our hunger pangs have now set in!