Sunday, 18 December 2011

I will not give up.

Hello ninjas of the internet.

So, I logged onto my email just a moment ago to find my adsense has been disabled. Now, last week, I noticed I was click bombed, so I reported it immediately (better safe, then sorry) and so I continued to do what I do best. I came home from a party tonight, and opened up my email only to find an email from Adsense with the subject "Google AdSense Account Disabled".

I was devastated. Ultimately gutted. And pathetically, I started crying. I worked my butt off for over two years to get to where I am today, only to get what i've been working up to, snatched from me.

My friends and fans have been messaging me encouraging me to appeal and also continue with my video making and not quit. Don't worry guys, I wasn't planning on quitting. I'm not planning on giving the click bomber any more satisfaction. I'm not planning on throwing what I love doing away. I am going to appeal in the morning (it's 1:27am here, i do need to sleep soon) and hope for the best.

All I ask from you guys is, no matter what, keep supporting my work, keep messaging me, keep sharing the links, because my friends, your responses and support means the world to me. I love replying to each and every one of you. I love meeting you guys, keeping in contact. The more support I have, the more determination i will get to make more videos for you guys.

I love you guys. Very much. And I hope you have a good rest of your weekend, and a lovely week ahead.

Leave any comments below. <3

Friday, 2 December 2011

I Have Faith In You

Sorry I haven't posted on here in sooooo long ninjas!

So, I've just been talking to a fellow youtuber, who is going through what I went through in high school (being picked on constantly because of making youtube videos) Honestly, it's not fair when people take the mick because you make videos, at least your not on the streets ruining your life with drugs and endless amounts of alcohol.

Seriously, if I didn't do YouTube, I'd be a completely different person. I'd be shy, not brave, very weak. Though making youtube videos was the reason I was picked on, I grew up. I learned to be strong and more confident and now I know which career I wish to pursue in.

So, I have faith in you... you can do this... stay strong... don't let anyone bring you down.

Thursday, 3 November 2011

Things To Do Before I'm Thirty

Hello ninjas of the internet.

So it seems I have misplaced my list of things I want to do before I'm thirty, so I'm gonna type it instead.... might aswell share the list with you.

-Go to America
[] Visit friends in Florida
[] Playlist Live
[] Vidcon
[] Visit Chicago
[] Go to New York

Daring stuff:
[] Skydive

[x] Go to my first youtube gathering.
[x] 1000 views on one of my 2011 videos.
[] Get 300 subs.
[x] Meet charlieissocoollike

[x] Meet a celebrity
[] Get a job
[] Make a 30-40 minute film
[] become part of the film and media industry (dream job)
[] Go to Australia

Sunday, 30 October 2011

Plans For GraceDaring Channel

Hello ninjas of the internet!

You may or not know, but I have set up a channel just for the character Grace, but a lot of you want to keep the content on my channel. So I have thought of an idea. And I would like to hear your opinions about this.

Ok, so on the GraceDaring channel i have thought about a video series called Daring Grace, in which you give her little challenges or dares to do (nothing too extreme) and every so often I'll post an episode up of her doing one of the challenges you have given. Also possibly some vlogging from her, not sure.

What do you guys think? Good idea or bad idea?
Leave a comment on here or on my facebook page.

Sunday, 23 October 2011

#YTMoney Update #1

Hello ninjas of the internet.

Bit of an update of what's going on in the world of YTMoney (if you haven't subscribed or checked it out click here)

So, Devin (Hydro) and I would like to thank you guys for your submissions so far on the channel. Already we see some potential in some people and we are beginning to decide on who will be a part of the collab. There is still time to submit your auditions though. We will be making decisions next weekend so get your auditions in asap.

And a MASSIVE thank you to everyone who has subscribed so far, we are heading towards the 100 subs mark, which is fantastic considering the channel opened up on Tuesday :D

You guys are the best, I can't wait to see what the future holds for this channel, and I'm sure Hydro can't either :)


Wednesday, 19 October 2011

I Light This Candle (Poem)

I light this candle, to remember those i've lost.
Those who suddenly vanished from my life.
Those who were important influences and inspirations,
The ones who left behind a wife.

One was someone I hardly knew,
but heard tons of stories about,
two who watched me grow,
watched this young woman spout.

It was only last year,
Another faded from Earth,
It was unexpected but then,
who expects a death, we usually expect a birth.

And so this candle will burn,
the light will flicker on the wall,
And the flame will continue to glow,
I'll see you soon. I'll see you all.

Monday, 10 October 2011

I'm sick of this.

Well done.... you've broken my shield. You've let me suffer.

I'm sick of getting told how to dress.
I'm sick of being brought down.
I'm sick of feeling so negative.
I'm sick of being told i'm not good enough.

Sure, I wear t-shirts, I don't wear a lot of make up and I certainly don't wear heels.
Does that make me any less of a girl? No.
Do I deserve to feel like this almost everyday? No.
Do I hate feeling this negative? Yes.

Can't you just let me be me?

Saturday, 8 October 2011

3 Words. Best. Friends. EVARRR ^_^

Hello ninjas of the internet!

So I currently have a mini bug, constant stomach aches and stuff, but I'm alright. In fact, i'm fantastic.

So, I was gutted I couldn't make the Birmingham Starbucks Gathering today, just because Ididn't buy tickets and I don't feel very good. But i was just surfing the web when suddenly my Skype ringtone goes off. So I answered it. Turns out the guys at the gathering called me from the Starbucks on a Mac just to say hello and get me involved just a bit.

They had a quick chat with me, it was pretty loud in the Starbucks though so sometimes they couldn't hear me. But the fact they all gathered round the mac, waved at me, said hello and just made me feel part of it basically made my day.

So, the guys at starbucks: Mic, Jack, Jordan, Luke, Heather, Cherry, Chapperz and anyone else who was there, thanks a lot for saying hi, even though i'm ill you made me feel tons better in some ways :P

So, just for you guys, I'm still saving up to see you all at the Birmingham festive, £8.90 so far guys!

I love you all lots, and see you soon <3

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

The Spare Change Challenge

Hello ninjas of the internet!

So, last week I set myself a task, to find as much spare change around my room and collect spare change from daily spendings and findings until november, and see if I earn enough to get myself to the Birmingham Christmas Gathering :)

So, I'm doing remarkably well at the moment. Here are the results I noted down so far

Day 1: £3.88
Day 2: £3.92
Day 3: £4.25
Day 4: £7.80
Day 5: £7.85

The target is to get £22 for two tickets to Birmingham and back. If I reach this target by the end of the month, I'll be pleased, if i don't i'll do some begging... or rely on what I earn from the tubez.

Do you think my spare change challenge is a good idea?
Leave a comment!

Saturday, 1 October 2011

The Feeling Of Accomplishment

Hello ninjas of the internet!

Today I finally recieved my letter from Google with a PIN to verify my adsense. Just getting this letter has made me realise how far i've come, what i'm achieving.

The fact in November 2009, i started with nothing: no ideas, no decent cameras, no good editing software. As the months passed I gained knowledge, a camera, and a good bunch of viewers and subscribers, the opportunities I've been able to take such as gatherings, collab opportunities, being in someone else's videos other than my own. It's just.... amazing what I've actually done since the beginning of this year.

The moment my dad told me the letter came, and the moment I held this letter, these thoughts just rushed through me, the sense of accomplishment just hit me right away.

So, thank you. Thank you so much for being a supportive bunch of people, who have continuously cheered me on for nearly two years now. For telling me not to give up and my ideas and videos are getting better and better.

Next time I write an accomplishment blog: when i get partnership.

Leave a comment <3 thanks my dears.

Thursday, 29 September 2011

A Short Blog About My Positivity

Hello ninjas of the internet! Bit of a story for you!

So, on my personal facebook i posted a link of Jessie J's song "Who's Laughing Now" and said the following thing:

"Something I will deffo sing when I get somewhere in life to all those people who liked to pick on me in the past ;) yeah, who's laughing now bitches!"

A little smart arse who was a mate of mine named Mike decides to comment going: "what if you get nowhere in life?"

pessimistic, pessimistic, pessimistic!!

Immediately, I thought "don't spread your negativity around me boy". And so this was my reply:
"Well Mike, the answer is everyone goes somewhere in life. It'd be pretty boring if we were in one place ;D and besides, i'm trying my absolute hardest to find my way into a job I wanna get into :) It should all pay off. thinking positive!"

I know the economy and getting a job is very hard at the moment, but does that mean you should live everyday going "nothing's gonna happen for me, might aswell sit on my arse and watch the day go by".


Dudes and dudettes, we live in such a dark world, it needs a bit of colour and optimism.
There are so many people who don't give up until they succeed: olympic athletes, basketball players, directors, even youtubers!

Guys, personally I love thinking positively, i have my moments where i think i'm crap, but rest of the time, I'm pushing my boundaries, I'm trying new things.

Never give up. You will make it, whatever you want to achieve in life. You will get there <3

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

A Random Ninja's Guide To: YouTube

Hello ninjas of the internet!

So, there are some people I know who have been afraid to start making videos on youtube, just because they will be unsure of what to say and they will be scared no one will like their content.

I've been a video maker for over five years now (counting past accounts and stuff) and over the years I've learnt so many things that I feel will help you out when you begin to make videos.

The first video is always the hardest, and you are bound to get really nervous and feel a bit stupid talking to a camera. This is normal. This is the 'newbie' phase. All you need to do is loosen up, be yourself. If it helps, imagine you are talking to someone you know. But don't be too carefree with your use of words.

DO NOT use copyright music or any copyright material, it's against youtube rules. I have had several strikes in the past and have learnt from my mistakes. If you need music, go to websites like and for royalty free music you can download. But don't forget to give the site credit either at the end of the video, or in the description.

Once your views come in, take some time to get to know your viewers, see what they like about your channel and work from there. Making friends is easy on youtube, if you have friends to stick by you, you will progress :) But don't forget the ones who will help you up will be the ones you will see when you fall right back down. it's good to keep in touch with as many as you can :)

People HATE people spamming links in their inboxes, social network walls etc. So, if you want someone to check out a video, ask politely in a nice and calm way. I didn't create the NOOOOO rap for nothing you know. That's teaching you something!

Be as creative as you want. YouTube has no boundaries (except for the obvious stuff that's against regulations like pornography). YouTube is the oyster, you are the pearl inside, ready to be turned into an earring, or a necklace pendant.

In other words, once you start, people will find you, and you'll grow as a youtuber. When I started OhRandomRebecca in 2009, i had about.... 7 subscribers from my old account? Now, september 2011, I have currently 2,579 subs. Not bad huh?

I'm sure many youtubers agree with me that once you feel the video making buzz, it can be a bit hard to stop :)
If an ordinary girl from the North West can do it, so can you.
Don't be afraid. Make a start. See where you go :)

Any other youtubers got some advice? Was this helpful to any of you?
Leave a comment below.

Monday, 26 September 2011

Nick Vujicic, My Idol.

Hello ninjas of the internet! Prepare to feel more inspired.

So, for those who don't know who Nick Vujicic is, he is a motivator. He was born with no arms, and no legs, but has a foot he calls the "chicken drumstick" :P He tried to commit suicide when he was ten years old because he felt like there was nothing left for him. But he failed to commit and realised he was brought on Earth for a reason.

Since then, he has become a motivator, talking to students in schools across the world telling them that they are perfect in every way and they shouldn't give up.

He is my hero. In a way, he has made me realise that I have a purpose, and there is something special about me. He is my idol, and one day I hope to meet him and tell him he's one amazing person, and he is truly one of my heroes. :)

I cried a little while writing this, he is just amazing.
Below are two videos. One of his motivation work, another is his music video!

Sunday, 25 September 2011


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Wednesday, 21 September 2011

The Nightmare That Completely Scared Me

Hello ninjas of the internet!

Now, although i slept pretty well most of last night, i had a nightmare, and it's one i've had several times before, and I wake up a little freaked and paranoid until i realise it was just a nightmare.

Basically this nightmare is about this mysterious youtube user, and this user is out to get me. So, the user's message pops up into my inbox saying i'm going to die, but I choose to ignore it. Then suddenly wherever I go this person appears in my town and follows me, then the person says "you are gonna suffer" in a manly voice. And so he pulls out a knife, and I run as fast as I can through streets he'll get lost in so I can escape home. I arrived home and immediately ran to the back of the house to prevent being seen through the front window (just incase he found my house but wanted to check through the window to make sure). I hid in a dark corner of my kitchen so I could be hidden, then I saw orange flickers of light, I looked up, and this guy set my garden on fire. The flames were spreading towards my house. I ran and bumped into something, it was the killer.

I immediately woke up. My heart was racing and I looked around repetedly in the early hours of this morning.

I am a little scared that i'll have this nightmare again :/

Friday, 16 September 2011

Birmingham Gathering!!

Hi ninjas of the internet. I'm feeling tons better at the moment :) The cold is going, all is well.

So, as it stands I can go to Birmingham next week, however I will need someone to meet up with at the station, and knows their way round the place, and also will walk back to the station with me. I've never been to the main part of Birmingham before, so being on my own walking around the city will be scary so I would love some company. My parents won't let me go if i don't have someone to meet up with :/ so this is kind of important if you guys want me to go.

Anyone who would like to make any arrangements with me, please contact me asap via YouTube, Facebook or Twitter. Or even comment below.

The station I will end up at will be New Street (as far as I'm aware) and will most likely turn up about 10ish-11ish depends on which train tickets I can get.

If you live in Birmingham and definetly know your way around, then it would be extra awesome if you met up with me, because I am like a tourist lolz.

<3 Contact me asap!

Sunday, 11 September 2011

Where Do I Get My Ideas From?


Hello ninjas of the internet!
So, a lot of you guys have been asking me "Rebecca, where the hell do you get your ideas from?". And so, I thought i'd write this post giving you the insight on how I get my video ideas, and turn them in to sort-of successful videos.

1. My surroundings- Now, a few weeks ago, my friend Aaron called me on skype and introduced me to his friend and they told me they were going to create their first sketch/short video on their special channel but had no idea what to talk about. Immediately I told them this trick that you may be able to use. When I begin to think about videos, I look around the room or place i am in/at. I look around to see if anything catches my eye, and if anything does, a video slowly develops from the littlest things. If you are like me, little things can inspire you. And that is my main trick to video idea creating.

2. Wardrobe of characters- When I created Grace Daring, I was originally looking through my drawers, cupboards for my phone charger, when I found the black hat with the pink stars. I put it on, and looked at myself in the mirror, and began to develop a character. That's when Grace Daring was created, and it was filmed on the same day as the character was created :)

3. Brainstorm. Film. Done.- When it came to my vlogs, I brainstormed subjects I could talk about, and circled the best ones in a different coloured pen. Immediately, I set up my space, film with no script at all and just talk to the camera like i would talk to a normal person - no rehearsal, no set lines, just a conversation...... with a camera.

4. Using life's events as inspiration- ALL Vloggers talk about their lives, therefore clearly everyday life is a stong inspiration to all vloggers across the globe. Perhaps if you had a bit of a fall out with someone, or there is something that annoys you like people not standing up for old ladies on the bus, then talk about it, speak out, it's a free country. I find my college life amusing to talk about sometimes, like in my 52geeksayear video I talked about the 'awkward goodbyes' people tend to have. This has happened to me in college a few times, so talking about it in a video seemed like a good idea.

5. Music helps.... seriously! Before creating the short film Erica, I was listening to music from Audionautix, and the music there just gave me so much inspiration and ideas just seemed to appear in my mind instantly, and I had to create this fast before I lost this idea. So after half an hour filming and a day's worth of editing to make sure there's no continuity errors, Erica was uploaded and reached over 600 views. I call that a success.

So guys, those are my little secrets to my video making.
Did this help you at all? Leave a comment

Until next time ninjas <3

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

My Summer Summery (see what I did there?) ♥

BEST SUMMER EVER?(so far, yes)

So, my 2011 summer has got to be the best summer I've had so far.

I have been to Egypt (a place I never thought i'd go to) and went into King Tut's tomb (something i'd never thought i'd do, but I did). I rode a quad bike for the first time, swam over a reef full of beautiful fish. I went to my very first youtube gathering and loved every friggin' minute of it.

I met my good friends finally for real and also made friends with a ton of new people. I have had the best late night skype calls with people and possibly the best feedback from my recent videos ever. I am so excited to make new videos and music for you guys!

I had a laugh with my youtube friend Amber in Manchester, and now I hope to organise more mini meet ups, and possibly try to create my own youtube gathering!

I am looking forward to the future now, things are looking up for me and without you guys sticking by me, being so supportive, I don't think I would have continued on youtube. I think I would have quit and just lived a really boring life.

You guys mean the world to me, thanks to each and every one of you for making this summer so awesome. I love you all so much.

Feel free to leave a comment <3

Oh and here is a group photo of the people that mean so much to me:
(From left to right) Chris, Rob, Conor, Vee, Tom, Amber, Tim, Ryan.
And then there's me on the floor ;D

Sunday, 4 September 2011

My Time With Amber, And Who Am I?

Hello ninjas of the internet :)
So on Saturday, I went to Manchester to meet up with my lovely friend who I call my twinny, that's Amber. We had such a laugh while we were there. We did several mini challenges, the first was to film in the Apple store in Arndale Centre, which we did (as you may have seen). The second was to buy matching bracelets coz we are like best friends :) We did that too. You'll see more of our mini challenges on her channel and mine. To check out her channel click here

Ok, so now I bet your wondering why i wrote "Who Am I?" in the title. It's because i've been trying to describe myself, my personality and everything, and I have no idea which words would describe me.... so I would love to see what you think about me, what words you'd use :)

So leave a comment below! ♥

Wednesday, 31 August 2011

28 Seconds It Took To Make My Day (And It's Just Begun)

So our good friend Vee introduced us to a fella named Richard today. He seemed pretty cool, then we started talking about stuff. He told me an 'epic' tale about his youtube history, and I told him mine. I told him about my experiences with bullying due to my hobby of video making.

Suddenly, my custom skype ringtone was playing through my earphones, I looked....
"Richard Calling (Answer) (Decline)"
I clicked answer. Suddenly he said:
"I know it's late... but I just wanted to say I hope you punch those bullies in the face... It's better saying it than typing it you see". It took just a 28 second skype call to make my day, and it's 01:17am so my day has just started and it's already been made.

Richard, I hope we can talk again soon, you seem like an ace dude.

Check out Richard's channel, tell him I sent you:

My question to you guys: What has made your day today?
Leave a comment <3

Tuesday, 30 August 2011

I Sense Good Things In The Future For Me....

Recently, I've been a bit bummed about how slow feedback and views have been coming in for the latest videos and I've been feeling a bit down about why the views were stooping. I've been unsure of what I should do next in my videos.

That is, until I released my new video "Grace Daring: Ultimate Daring Daredevil" which was another one of my quickly improvised videos! And in a space of 9 hours it has reached nearly 150 views... just in 9 hours.

This video has got the views very quickly, and currently has an honour, which I haven't had in a few weeks. This has given me positive energy and the motivation to continue making new videos for you guys. Honestly, the feeling that you've made a successful video, and people like you and what you do, it's just.....amazing!

As to where I'll head in the future, hopefully partnership, if not, just more views and feedback. The feeling that I am heading in a new path, a new direction, with new friends, new places to go, it's fantastic. Infact, i'm even meeting up with a really good youtube friend of mine this weekend, and hoping a few of my new friends will come down and tag along :)

But for now, I will still be the girl on the internet, waiting for your next comment, always able to reply, and think about the next project I will create.

I can't wait for what the future will bring me, all I know is, I'm going somewhere, and you guys won't be left behind, i swear by it.

What do you think? Leave a comment <3
And thank you for your support :) it means so much to me.

Sunday, 28 August 2011

Give These Guys Some Love ♥

Today's blog is all about my new friends and why I think you should check them out.

Guys, say hello to Dave! (Hi Dave)
So, Dave is a vlogger from Wales (although he doesn't sound like it) who talks about different things, above is his latest video about when he got "fraped". (For all the folks that don't know what fraped means, its facebook rape, basically someone changing all your details on a social network).

Dave is a really interesting person, quite a fun guy to talk to, and his videos are very awesome to watch (especially with his amusing stories). So why not check out his channel, tell him i sent you :)

And now introducing Aaron.
This lovely scottish boy has just started his youtube account (though apparently it's not his first time on youtube as he experienced bullying issues just like I did). And I already see this boy is going to go far. Above is an informative video about a website he's interested in. For his first full video i'd say it's really good and I see him doing well in the near future. So go on guys, go check him out, go say hi.

Where to find Aaron:
The internet, Josh. Josh, the internet.
Josh has become a good friend of mine, and above is a video about his opinion of when he found out about a fest in honour of the game Halo. Unfortunately, he's been getting some hate for it, which I think is wrong, he is entitled to his opinion. He clearly said he does like the game but just doesn't think there should be a whole fest for the game. Give the guy a break!!

His ambition is to teach english to kids in Japan, which I think is very lovely. He's a really cool guy, and deserves some likes rather than dislikes, so go on guys, go to his page, tell him I sent you


This Charlie does not bite fingers or hang with weird unicorns.
So, this is Charlie. In the video above he speaks welsh (oh how welsh of him, but i've been told he's not welsh). But yeah he's a very cool guy, his videos are very interesting, like the welsh vlog, i liked that.

Charlie's videos are mainly vlogs and some challenges. He's a pretty ace guy, so you know what to do, check this guy out!


This Is You!


Guys, I have officially found a song that will help me through life.

So, you may have seen the really sad post i posted earlier, well I went searching for videos, and I thought "Hmm... haven't watched Tay Zonday in a while" so I watched his videos... and then I watched this one, and listened to the song... and I can officially say this has got to be my "pump up the courage and confidence" song.
First of all, tune = effin catchyyyyy.
Second, Tay's voice = sexy.
Third, the song is saying "this is you, show the world what you've got" and now I intend on doing so. So, watch out world, because I'm gonna continue doing what I'm doing, being me. And there is NOTHING in the world that will change that.

Mr Zonday, thanks for creating this song, you are an inspiration.

Well, I Knew It Would Happen....

NOTE: If you don't want to read a really sad blog post, come back when something more positive appears.

Above is a song to sort of describe the mood i'm in at this time.
I'm in a pretty confused state.... Only a few minutes ago, a person I claimed to be close to me has unfollowed me on twitter, removed me from facebook and I'm sure soon he'll remove me everywhere else. I was shocked.... and very upset, confused. I read his posts on groups saying that his removals were "not personal". I realised though I haven't been keeping in touch with him as much as I should have, as I have been meeting new people. And even though he said it wasn't personal, it felt like a big piece of my heart had been ripped out, because he's one of my best friends... has been for a while....

So here I am, writing a blogpost of depression, still in tears... still a little confused. And if you are reading this, you know if it's you, and if it's because I haven't been keeping in touch i am so sorry.... I didn't mean to lose regular contact with you.. and it just broke my heart when you removed me because we were such good friends.... what happened....

Thursday, 25 August 2011

Dear So Called "Friends"

Ok. I am officially ticked. And now it's time I write a blog post to set something straight.
Now i love meeting new people on the internet, and I love adding people onto social networks like facebook, twitter, skype (if that is considered as a social network), and I give people chances. But there are some people who don't even chat to me unless they want something

Person: Hi
Me: Hey
Person: Check out my new video *link*
Me: ...

I appreciate you want to get your videos out there, but popping up on the chat telling me to check it out and you've not even had a conversation with me? I find it really rude. Ignorant. Fucking annoying!

It's the same people too, it's very stressful that they won't even take the time to just say "hey, how was your day?" or get to know me better, they just straight away advertise their video/site/store/whatever the hell they want.

So i'm gonna conclude that in future, if you want to add me anywhere, you better be socialable and not a "i'll just advertise my video because you have a load of subs and you may like it and tell people about it". No guys, i only promote people who deserve it.

Ugh. Now I got my anger out it's time to smile.
What do you think about the "advertisers"? Do you think they are arrogant/annoying? Leave a comment below! <3

Saturday, 20 August 2011

I Can't Stick To Schedules...

It's been a few days since I made a blog post (my apologies my darlings). Recently i've been thinking of changing the set time of my live show, but now i've just decided not to set a schedule, due to the fact I am never good at tieing myself down to doing things at certain times (unless it's my college work, i have to set myself to it)

But honestly, with all these shows i want to watch on tv, and the fact I want to have fun doing what I love to do, i cannot stick to my 9pm BlogTV schedule on saturday nights.

So, i will just let you know a couple of hours in advance when my live shows are going to be from now on. No set times. No mega professional pizazz... just me: being funny, singing songs, answering your questions.

Your opinions are welcome, advice, anything, just comment <3

Monday, 8 August 2011

I Didn't Predict A Riot, But Kaiser Chiefs Did!

So, as you guys may or may not know, there is currently a huge, destructive riot going on here in the UK. It started in London and has now spread to Birmingham!

Why did the riots start?
According to wikipedia, "The disturbances were preceded by the fatal shooting of 29-year-old Mark Duggan by police on 4 August 2011 during a planned arrest in which one officer was injured." A peaceful protest was held on the 6th which slowly turned into a stampede of destruction and chaos. And these riots have now spread to Birmingham!

What action is being taken?

Currently, the police have been trying to stop the thugs but some police officers have ended up injured, and the people continue to loot out the high street stores, stealing HD TVs, mobiles, even bloody shoes from Primark!!! And apparently in Birmingham they are stealing things from the Children's Hospital. THAT IS HEARTLESS OF THEM!

Is the UK safe at this moment?
Honestly? I am not sure, I have no clue whether my friends down south are safe, or whether I'll be safe (then again, i live in a little town, i should be ok). But the riot fever seems to be spreading across Britain, and i'm a little scared.

But that isn't stopping me from going to the gathering. I will be with my parents, and there will be a ton of us at the gathering. Safety in numbers. So, at least I know I am just a smidge safer.

My advice to those who are near any riots.
Stay away from your windows and doors, go to a safe place in your house, remain calm, make sure you have a bit of food with you. Make sure you keep up to date via radio, twitter feed, bbc news.

To all my friends who may be near the destruction of these heartless thugs, please be careful, stay safe <3

Saturday, 6 August 2011

I Love Film Soundtracks! ♥

Hello internet world. So today's blog topic is film soundtracks and how much I adore composers who create such amazing compositions to match fantastic films.

So, as you may or not know I love films, and I want to be part of the film industry when I'm older. Soundtracks are one of the many things I absolutely admire! From powerful moments, to the sad and emotional moments, the soundtrack helps to set the mood instantly.

Composers like Marc Shaiman and John Williams have helped bring all sorts of films to life. Helping build a strong emotion or a light and playful melody, whatever scene it's on.

Possibly one of my favourite compositions in the world has got to be "Flying Home" from the film "Kick Ass". If you haven't heard it, or not sure which song from the film i'm talking about here is a link:

Now, this always makes my mood really happy and this soundtrack tells me "you can do anything, just stand up, wipe your shoulders, and show the world what you've got". It's powerful and wonderful.

This song from the film "Simon Birch" always, and I mean always, makes me cry: (the very first song in that video)

It's so beautiful, it's sound pretty positive and the emotion in the piece is so strong, i always tear up when I hear it. It's just amazing.

I can give you so many more examples, but I would be wasting your precious time. So I'll leave you with a question.

What's your favourite soundtrack and from what film?

Thursday, 4 August 2011

Meeting New People = More People in SiTC Groupage!!

I love facebook groups! For the past few days I've been speaking to new people on this facebook group chat and they seemed really nice, so we all decided to skype each other last night for the first time. And we've all become so close now, it's awesome :)

First of all, Keatonbabessss. He is like my twin, like.... really. Me and him have so much in common, it's weirdly awesome. Now we have an awesome inside joke (you will see the hashtag a lot soon). Him and I were laughing at the same things and talked till 3 in the morning. He's awesome, if you are reading this Keatonbabes, can't wait to hang out at SiTC!

Amberrrrrrr :) , I knew you first, as you added me. And me and you are like..... best friends odd enough haha. You are uber cool, and I can't wait to meet you. "We're the three best friends that anyone can have". I'm looking forward to you "force feeding" me fizzy vimto......

Leighleigh :) You didn't really speak a lot on skype, but when you did speak you were really funny and pretty cool. Hopefully we'll talk a lot more before and at SiTC. :)

Thomas :) you fell asleep... haha. But you seem like a cool guy, wish you could go to SiTC though, if you do end up going, it'll be cool to meet you!

Of course, I must not forget my friends who i've known for a long time who i cannot wait to meet:

Matt, Robert Leat, IronRyan, Concon, Timtim, Jakeee, Sarah (if she's going), Chapperz, Gordycamp, Simon, Jordan, Robert K.

I'm so excited. Feel free to leave a comment :D

Tuesday, 2 August 2011

The Annoyance Of Haters...

Facebook group chats are a blast, you can meet new people there, talk about the things you love, it's awesome. But exactly 2 or 3 minutes ago I was witnessing a bit of hate on the chat between two guys.

We shall name the innocent guy James and the hater OJ.

Now we were discussing goals on the chat, and 'OJ' was slagging off 'James' saying his videos sucked because they didn't get enough views and he'll never make partnership. This guy would just not leave 'James' alone, so I butted in, telling this grown man to leave him alone. Now, 'OJ' must be about.... in his thirties considering he was born in 77 (checked his profile). And he is speaking to people like an angry teenager.

My response to 'OJ' was "attitude adjustment needed. Wow, man, i'm disgusted by the way you are talking to people. "
His response to that was "THE BLACK GUY IS ALWAYS WRONG!"
Now, is that right? To suddenly make it look like a racial attack? No. I don't think so. 'OJ' continues to bash 'James' and I constantly fight back, because he has no right to tell people that they suck at
doing what they enjoy.

After a long long effort of trying to stop this guy, he quit the group. And from what I heard this guy doesn't even make videos. Luckily 'James' was ok after the incident.But it has made me think about the incidents that have recently happened, and now for my conclusion.

If you love making videos, then keep doing what you love, whether you get a partnership or not, whether you get the views or not, doing what you love makes you a happy person.


Monday, 1 August 2011

The Biggest Thankyou So Far....

It's another blog post from that ninja from the north west.

Hey guys, I just wanted to write this blog post to say how much I appreciate your support.

Since returning to video making in late 2009, I have had tons of support, dealing with my confidence issues, trying not to let the bullies or haters get to me. I feel that each video I have made has shown how I've grown as a person. How I have become a more confident and bubbly person. Who do I thank? You guys.

Without your support, cheering me on, encouraging me to continue with what I'm doing, I wouldn't be here with a ton of great Internet friends, a decent amount of subs and views, and a future ahead of me. Your comments constantly make me smile, and the people who take the time to watch me on my live BlogTV shows are awesome. Honestly, i couldn't have asked for better friends/fans/supporters.

I got a message from a new friend of mine after my blogtv show, after thanking him and his family for sticking around on blogtv to watch me do my thing. He replied:
"no worries becky, i am a huge fan now!".
The feeling that people actually like what you do is incredible, and I have loved making videos for you for nearly two years now. It has been an honour to be your entertainer.

May this all continue for another good few years. Thank you, so so much.
Your opinions about me and my content is welcome, so leave a comment on this post :)

Sunday, 31 July 2011

another blog about originality

Originality makes us unique. I'm not going to mention names now, but if this person reads this, please do not take this to heart but this has to be said.

I think you need to be more original........ like.... really. You seem to do things after I do it. Videos about issues, instrumentals. It slowly ticked me off. But now i saw your skype status of a phrase i said in one of my videos that you completely stole, but changed a couple of words. That has made me go "right.... enough is enough".

I just want you to know, it's just annoying me a bit that you are doing half the things i'm doing or already done and i just wish you could be just that little bit more original with things instead of doing what I do, or stealing things from my past stuff.

You are a good friend of mine, and if you are mad at me after reading this then I apologise but it had to be said......

Friday, 29 July 2011

The Ultimate Excitement Is Building Up.....

....why may you ask?

Summer. In. The. Effin'. City, my friends. HELL YEAHHH!

I've met some amazing people these past few months, and now I get the chance to meet some of these people. The people who have inspired me, the people who have helped me these past few months and years.

Then again, i'm nervous that I will scare people off with my weird/unusual personality. :S
I just hope I'm liked...... :P

Thursday, 28 July 2011

Copycat, Copycat, Oh Be Original!


for fuck sake....
I'm pissed off to the core. There is this person I know that I consider my friend who has recently just been copying almost EVERY FUCKING THING I DO!!

First of all, I post pictures on dailybooth, and this person tends to copy the things I do, which partly ticked me off. But OHHHH this gets better. I did a rant video about racism. And this person does a rant too.

Now i released my first instrumental, and it's been successful. And i'm really happy about it. Two days later i find out my friend is doing a new project.... A FUCKING INSTRUMENTAL.

I know you may think i'm overreacting, but god, this is so annoying me.
Hey, would you like to be my friggin mirror or something?


Wednesday, 27 July 2011

My Musical Inspirations

So, in this blog post, I'm going to talk about the musicians and bands I admire.

First of all, I MUST talk about my favourite band in the whole world: Foo Fighters. Ever since I was .... 5 maybe 6, I began to listen to songs by them, and as years went on, I have admired the band, especially the talented Mr Dave Grohl. Their sound has changed a little over the years, but their strong guitar riffs, unique lyrics, and very comical music videos have always stood out. One day, I hope to finally see them live, and if I am very lucky, meet them in person. But then again a girl can dream.

Ingrid Michaelson is also one of my idols. Her soft but quite powerful voice and lyrics stand out from most of the songs on my iPod. Her sound also varies a little bit, but her music is mainly soft and involves piano melodies, guitar melodies and even a ukulele in one of my fave songs by her, "You and I".

Now, you may have heard my latest song "Audio Attitude" right? Well, my inspiration for that was actually deadmau5. Deadmau5 has made amazing dance and electronic tracks. And, after listening to his 2010 album "4x4=12", it gave me inspiration to make my own dance track. So thanks mau5, your little figurine remains on my desk :)

Owl City is my last inspiration. His songs are so positive, so bright and colourful (which basically reminds me of my personality in some ways). And Adam (Owl City) never fails to make an amazing track. I've not heard a track from him that I didn't like. Honestly, his music is so uplifting and bright, i love him so much. I also would love to see him in concert one day.

So, those are my main inspirations, if any other artists become my idols or inspirations, I will write a new post.

Who is your music idol/inspiration? Leave a comment ♥

Monday, 25 July 2011

Stuck In The Middle

And so I begin my talk....

First of all, I'm waving a white flag. This is not a bias post, this is not a "i believe this side is right" post. Because I am in the middle.

These feuds need to stop guys. What happened to the strong happy friendship we used to have? The hours we all used to talk as a group, laughing at the same things, discussing things we all like, just getting along?

It seems the group has been split into sections, and now I feel as if I have to make time for each little section of this community we used to have. Not just that, I cannot express opinions about things because I know that at some point the feuds will be continued.

Guys, you cannot fight fire with fire. And throwing in them sticks of hate will not put it out either. EVERYBODY, i repeat EVERYBODY is in the wrong for continuing this battle. What happened to the skype calls we all used to be excited to join in? Hmm? The people we used to look forward to speaking?

And so to my next point....
How are we gonna end this? Well, we either try to keep the peace, or block each other in every social network we have. I used to love talking to you guys, but now it seems recently everyone has been at each other's throats. I hate all this fighting, and I wish I stepped in and ended this sooner.

Perhaps we all need new friends?
I've been enjoying talking to new people more as the feuds grew like flames in a fucking forest fire. I miss our group, and I'm sure you miss what we used to be too.
If you feel that you cannot keep any kind of peace, perhaps make new friends. I still wish to be friends with you.... but gosh guys, I am so disgusted to what our group has become....

Keep the peace, or block them out. It's up to you now, but I will still be waving my white flag. It's time to end this.

Friday, 22 July 2011

Back On Track

Where to begin..
Hello world.

Apologies for the depressing posts these past few days. I've been trying to get my head straight all night. I still have the same opinions, but I've realised it's a part of life. A little video made me realise though, that the friends I do have actually care. This video helped convince my parents to let me go to SiTC. hahaha. Ahh, that has made me realise I actually do have friends who care about me.

I can finally smile again, and perhaps I'll know that they'll always be there for me.... even if they don't tell me so.

Summer In The City
I am really excited about Summer In The City, to meet you guys, and new people. I guarantee you will get a hug if you are spotted. I like to hug.... a lot. I may be a little bit quiet at first though, unless I know you well, but don't worry, once the randomness comes out, it won't go back in.. (that sounds awkward).

Anyway, have a good day!

Why Am I So Unhappy?

So, for the past week since coming back from Egypt, i seem to be unhappy. Some days there is a reason, other days I cannot point my finger at it.

But it seems that I'm speaking to the usual group of friends less and less each day, and i end up speaking to.... well, almost no one, I seem to be talking to my new friend Jack at the moment, but i also wait to get at least a call.... sadly.... nothing.

I'm starting to feel more like the high school me.... and I don't like it. I really need to lighten up, but once i do, something hits me right back down again. I can't explain it.

I think I need more people to talk to... I don't know.....

Thursday, 21 July 2011

Should I Apply For Partnership?

So, my third video has been accepted for revenue and I've been receiving messages from partner friends telling me to go apply for it.

It's been one of my main ambitions to make it as partner. To finally be rewarded for the videos I do. But then again, I'm quite happy where I am right now.

Is it a good idea? You think it's time for me to apply?
Your opinions would be great. :)

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Response To Matt On His Video About Suicide

I had to make this blog post, because if I made a video response, my parents would see it and constantly question me.

I have sort of been through it too, however it was mainly thoughts. High school was such a bad experience for me, called names wherever I went, shoved into walls and doors violently. I hated it, I wanted to give up.

However, I listened to this song:

I listened to the lyrics and realised that I shouldn't let them win. So, I left them thoughts, thought positively, and grew stronger. Since then, i've been a positive person, and try to look more at the good things rather than the bad.

I guess you could say, a song saved me. Friends who stood by me saved me.


Monday, 18 July 2011

I Forgive You, Matt.

Dear Matt,

Thank you for the written apology to me, Rafi and Charlie. I can tell you really meant it.
The fact that you said I am one of your best friends has made me happy, just knowing the fact that I mean something to you. Matt, you too are one of my bestest friends, and since the first day we met me and you have a lot of laughs and our friendship is strong.

I'm glad you saw the light after I posted the video, though I must admit I had my doubts about posting it, as I hate showing people how upset I can get about things. But I'm glad you took what I said into account.

I forgive you, and I'm sure in time others will forgive you too. But, please do learn from your mistakes.

I love you Matt, you know that.